Time now for another vintage movie review. Without further ado, let’s go ahead and get started. Speed Racer: The Movie had two episodes in which they are The Car Hater and Race Against the Mammoth Car making into a feature-length film and briefly released in theaters back in 1993. The movie released on VHS and DVD. It includes several old commercials and Colonel Bleep cartoon The Treacherous Pirate. I rented the movie on VHS at Blockbuster in Mesa, Arizona back in either 2000 or 2001. I remember renting Speed Racer VHS tapes at Blockbuster in Mesa, Arizona. When I first watched it, I say the movie wasn’t that bad especially with the commercials. When the movie was released on VHS in 1994, there was a sweepstakes for the Speed Racer Fan Club. Unfortunately, the tape that I rented doesn’t have a for it. It is been a long time to watch the movie. That is my review for Speed Racer: The Movie. I hope you enjoyed my review.
…Russi Taylor, the voice of Minnie Mouse and The Simpsons’ Martin Prince has passed away at her home on July 26th, 2019 at the age of 75.
Condolences go out to her loved ones.
I don’t want to hear any idiots declare technical revivals.
NASTY set of reruns coming up….
- Week of August 5: America the Beautiful: This was part of the record-breaking losing skid & Paul on Friday failed to snap the skid despite dominating the maingame, thus continuing the streak with yet another skunking.
- Week of August 12: WHEEL Across America: Frustrating 1-4 week with an ugly Friday episode featuring critical duds from Nimota & Wendy, the latter of which was deservingly gooseegged, and a $45K loss to boot despite much letter help.
- Week of August 19: Railroad Tour Week: Exactly one year after the lackluster Tennis finale week was reaired the also lackluster Railroad Tour finale week is being reaired. Of course we were skunked on finale week for the second straight year, and also include that TRAINWRECK Wednesday episode that was just painful to watch all around, including that RAILROAD PINE incident, and we had a season low GT of $17,820 as a result.
Jason from Jeopardy! is this week’s Contestant of the Week for becoming our third and final contestant this season to sweep an entire week, as well as joining James Holzhauer as our other Season 35 superchampion having won 6 or more games. Honorable Mentions: Laura from Deal or No Deal who’s around my area accepting a deal making both herself and the banker happy, dodging the bullet of walking home with the penny she had in her case; Janelle’s whammyless $35K+ win in the maingame of this week’s episode of Press Your Luck, but busted out on her Bonus Round.
These last two weeks have seen embarrassments out of Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?, but wouldn’t you guess it, this one’s the WORST of them….. Kaylan is this week’s ZONK Contestant of the Week in a big way. Many consider her as the worst contestant in the entire franchise’s history, and it is easy to see why just with how many questions she got wrong on her show and walking away with just a measly $1,000 as a result. Dishonorable Mentions: Marian’s painful playing in Spin the Wheel Thursday, this show may not last with the way things have been going; The civilians on Thursday’s episode of Best Ever Trivia Show because they apparently haven’t watched the movie “The Reverant”; The three Final Jeopardy! Triple Stumpers this week, in which Shari & Eric, and Maggie, bust on Thursday & Friday, respectively, with Michelle also busting out on Wednesday although not a Triple Stumper; “Jimmy Ruska” who’s finally revealed that it’s not his real name and that he’s been using another person from around the same area’s name to frame him for his criminal activity from even as far back as his youth, hinted his real name started with a ‘D’ hence his “dman” alias, and that jerk was exposed by Andynwof to be Dylan Bennett…. GET LOST AND ROT IN JAIL DYLAN BENNETT!!!!! Goddamn idiot.
- James Holzhauer’s incredible run that lasted from April all the way to June slashing many records along the way for a 32-day total of $2,462,216, just short of Ken Jennings’ total, though in much fewer days, thanks to an aggressive betting strategy on Daily Doubles and his broad knowledge in cultural studies.
- Large payout for the All-Star winners.
- Average winning score for regular-play episodes was up from last season, and still would be if you took James Holzhauer’s reign out of the equation.
- Number of Daily Double shutouts dropped significantly from last season (7 this season vs. 17 last season).
- No Daily Doubles went to waste.
- Harry Friedman got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- 4th of July episode gave us the highest quality episode following Holzhauer’s run with there not being any incorrect responses for the first time in a regular-play episode without Holzhauer resulting in the highest combined coryat score in a non-Holzhauer regular-play episode since 2/17/2016.
- I think 96 3-for-3 Daily Doubles in a season is pretty good.
- First two tiebreakers in regular-play episodes in the show’s entire history.
- Alex Trebek was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
- DISASTROUS episode on 3/22 where we had a Daily Double shutout & FJ! Triple Stumper, giving us our only washout this season, and Dave saved our butts from a total trainwreck & complete disaster winning with just $4,600, all this in the middle of what was the worst month of the season.
- The leaker who spoiled James Holzhauer’s demise from Jeopardy! online.
- Three gooseegg victims on the week of 11/15.
- Getting our first Daily Double shutout on Christmas Day.
- Alex Jacob throws away $15,600 on a Daily Double on the 3/1 All-Stars episode wiping his slate clean.
- 3-for-3 FJ! drought going into March during the All-Stars.
- No perfect Daily Double weeks or perfect Final Jeopardy! weeks despite James Holzhauer’s reign.
- The statistically unimpressive episode on 6/14 with 17 incorrect responses (not too far from the known record of 23 from 12/1/1988), barely half the clues were correctly solved judging from the low combined coryat score of $28,000, and 47 clues out of 57 in the J! & DJ! rounds had a correct response but more than dozen times a player rang in and was wrong.
- Ryan only wins $1,599 on the 6/25 Teen Tournament episode, possibly the lowest winning score of the season, although this was in a tournament episode (lowest winning score for a regular-play episode was $2,198 on 10/26).
- Three Triple Stumpers on the finale week and the week of 11/26.
- The not-so-hot finale.
- At least we didn’t do too bad in terms of Perfect Deals & Quickie Deals.
- Although we lacked Big Deals worth $30,000+, 3 out of 5 of those were won.
- Season-best 6 Perfect Deals on the pre-empted 12/8 episode, but that was unfortunately marred by a Quickie Deal shutout & Small Deal win.
- Season 10 of Let’s Make a Deal was by far the worst of this show’s 10-year run on CBS, and possibly the worst of the franchise’s entire history.
- February was the worst month for Accelerator as it ended in a wipeout three times and the first car game to do so since Gas Money in 2013.
- Nakeyta gets the award for WORST CONTESTANT OF THE SEASON from me after she foolishly traded her car win away for a Small Deal win on the 3/12 episode.
- Jennifer on the 10/19 episode made a similar mistake to Nakeyta and also traded away a car win for a Small Deal win.
- Another Jennifer from 10/1 did the same thing but did it for a Medium Deal win.
- Too many Small & Medium Deal wins when combined together over the Big Deal wins.
- Too many instances of the Big Deal being lost after being revealed second.
- Not many Big Deals worth $30,000+.
- Too many weekly car shutouts.
- Three weekly Big Deal shutouts.
- Too many Quickie Deal shutouts with two of them in the premiere week, which I say pretty much set the tone for this entire season.
- This season was declared a losing one in as early as February as per Deepscan, after not getting a losing week until October, and it was all downhill from there.
- Just so many terrible episodes in general.
- Total episode flameouts on 1/24, 2/26 & 4/8.
Although we did manage to sneak in one more superchampion & weekly-sweep from a contestant out of this week for the season, and we did get one more perfect show in terms of Daily Doubles & Final Jeopardy! correct answers out of Tuesday, finale weeks aren’t usually great and again that stood true this week.
This Week’s Total:
3-for-3 DDs: 1
3-for-3 FJs: 1
Gooseegg Victims: 0
Player of the Week: Jason
FJ Triple Stumper: 3
Daily Doubles Went to Waste: 0
DD Shutout: 0
Weekly Grade: F
Weekly Rating: 3
Skipps’ Weekly Grade: D+
Skipps’ Weekly Rating: 6
Final Season Total:
3-for-3 DDs: 96
3-for-3 FJs: 50
Gooseegg Victims: 18
FJ Triple Stumper: 36
Daily Doubles Went to Waste: 0
DD Shutout: 7
Season Grade: D+
Season Rating: 6
Skipps’ Season Grade: B-
Skipps’ Season Grade: 8
All in all, this was such a great season of Jeopardy!, and we can thank James Holzhauer for giving us that magic for the show’s 35th anniversary, but just like every other season this season has had its good, bad & ugly moments. Including all tournaments and runner-up prizes, Jeopardy! gave out $9,077,265 in prize money during Season 35. The average winning score during Season 35 regular play was $32,169.82, up from last season’s average of $19,939.25 in regular play thanks to Mr. Holzhauer, but even if we took Mr. Holzhauer’s reign out of the equation we’d still be up with $23.6K.
Daily Double Correct Answers: 2
Final Jeopardy Correct Answers: Same as yesterday and the season was really over on Wednesday (Correct: What is Carpathia?)
Winner: Jason ($27,600 (6-day $137,300))
We end with a triple stumper for third consecutive season finale in a row and end the week with a f**ked up FJ week. Thankfully, no Daily Doubles went to waste all season long. As Skipps says, season finale episodes for game shows are always a dud.
After announcing his pet chihuahua of 5 years have passed away (or so he made up) through his usual trolling, “Jimmy Ruska” has admitted that’s not his real name, but rather his real name starts with a ‘D,’ and that he’s been FRAMING that person who’s the real Jimmy Ruska. His comment:
“…Also, my real name is not Jimmy Ruska, but rather, one that starts with a d, hence the username “dman”. Jimmy Ruska is an alias based on somebody else by that real name that I used to hide my real name whenever I caused trouble since I was a kid. The username “dman” is based off of my real name, which starts with a d.”
…and Andynwof was able to decode “dman” as none other than Dylan Bennett who’s located in Arnold, MO!!
ROT IN JAIL AND GET A LIFE!!!! YOU ARE IN REALLY HOT WATERS NOW!!! YOU ARE BEING REPORTED TO THE IC3 FOR ALL YOUR CRIMES YOU COMMITTED!!!
If you’re reading this, real Jimmy Ruska, I am sorry for all those years that jackass has framed you for all that heinous activity.
Daily Double Correct Answers: 2
Final Jeopardy Correct Answers: 0 (Correct: What is Hotel California?)
Winner: Jason ($4,400 ($109,700))
Adam’s Grade: TBA
Adam’s Rating: TBA
Skipps’ Grade: F+
Skipps’ Rating: 4