Theo of Press Your Luck is your Contestant of the Week. Making a comeback on the revival 36 years after his appearance on the original show, he won $167,837 before even going to the Bonus Round. Unfortunately, he didn’t have too much luck in the Bonus Round, but he did manage to salvage the $6K helicopter lessons out of it for a final total of $173,837 cash & prizes. Bobbymgsk gave Antwan a shoutout…
“(I can hear ant0824 right now saying “Who needs $47,250 when you have $167,837?”)”
Honorable Mentions: Brandon is the 15th winner of America’s got Talent; CJ made a good choice signing the contract on The Wall; Dana is Player of the Week on Jeopardy! going on a 2-day run w/ $44,800 plus the $1K 3rd place consolation.
Sandra is your Contestant of the Week.
Tanner of Holey Moley and Rosario of Wheel of Fortune are your Contestants of the Week.
Murph, despite being last in on IC #9, is your Contestant of the Week, because he won this season’s individual Tough as Nails championship & bagged up $200,000!
Honorable Mentions: Pat Sajak himself was named consulting producer on WHEEL OF FORTUNE as did Ken Jennings on Jeopardy!; Brandon, Kenadi & Broken Roots Duo (on their own merit), Celina (online voting), & Bello Sisters (voted in by Howie & Sofia over Resound) advanced on America’s got Talent; Jessie & Grant both perfected the dive-off & became co-champs on the American Ninja Warrior ALL-STAR SKILLS CHALLENGE SPECIAL ’20; Celeste on Thursday’s WOF episode, after PAINFULLY BANKRUPTING near TD to lose $4,600 cash and sunglasses in R2 & then next round made a CRITICAL DQ not counting her R’s carefully, made quite the comeback by sweeping all of the Triple-Tossups then went from worst to first to steal the win from her opponents who were locked within a few hundred bucks of each other at ~$11K, & then carried that momentum after at first falling for the BEARS trap not remembering RSTLNE then corrected herself & pinpointed a GROUP OF WILD BOARS for $37K & saved us from the skunk; Sierra the next day made a similar comeback except Harry & Co. pulled a mean one on her & threw in the word “WOK” leaving her w/ a measly $14,800 of all-cash winnings to take home.
Troy, Ming & Brooke from Guy’s Grocery Games are this week’s Contestants of the Week for their perfect playing of the Trivia Round.
Honorable Mentions: Christina, Alan & Max (advanced through their own merits), the W.A.F.F.L.E. Crew (voted in from online) and Malik (voted in by Howie & Heidi over Nolan) advanced in America’s got Talent.
Roland, this season’s winner of Alone: The Million Dollar Challenge, is your Contestant of the Week.
The Williams family from the Don’t S.F. are your Contestants of the Week due to scoring a near-perfect win on the show. Throwback Shoutouts once again go out to the fifteen contestants who participated in the 2002 Jeopardy! Million Dollar Masters in NYC Radio City, particularly then-reigning ToC champion Brad Rutter who at the conclusion of the big tournament solidified himself as one of the all-time greats becoming the FIRST-EVER JEOPARDY! MILLIONAIRE BY JUST ONE DOLLAR OVER 2-TIME TEEN TOURNAMENT CHAMPION ERIC NEWHOUSE!! And then he would go on to win many more tournaments since, never losing to a human (he lost to IBM’s Watson) until the G.O.A.T. Tournament where he finished last to 2nd place James Holzhauer & winner Ken Jennings.
Ash Colwell aka acwof, the current recapper on BuyaVowel.boards.net, is this week’s Contestant of the Week. Ash put out a dominating performance on Monday’s episode of Wheel of Fortune & made impressive solves in R4 & in the BR, showing us all why he’s the BaV recapper, turning out to have prevented a skunking this week. Throwback shoutouts go to the fifteen contestants partaking in the 2002 Jeopardy! Million Dollar Masters in NYC Radio City to celebrate the show’s 4000th episode. Tribute: India Cooper (July 24, 1952 – May 17, 2020).
Honorable Mentions: Courtney & Will were the Eastern Region champions in each of their genders in The Titan Games; Ari became the 20th champion of Worst Cooks of America, winning against Chopped Junior champion Arden in the final SDC before the final champion w/ her pork taco w/ cabbage salad & apricot salsa dish. In the final challenge.. her appetizer dish was lobster w/ crushed sunchokes & salsa verde, followed by her entrée — duck breast w/ roasted potatoes, radicchio & grapes. Finally, for dessert she put together a dish of strawberry almond tart w/ lemon sorbet before ultimately winning the title; Bobby Flay was beat on 8/1.
There is no Contestant of the Week this week, but Throwback shoutouts go out to the celebrities who have played on Celebrity Jeopardy! especially Michael McKean who won $1M in 2010, even if their playing wasn’t always great.
Jay from Beat Bobby Flay is this week’s Contestant of the Week, doing what the show’s title says. Throwback shoutouts go out to the early champions & notables of the first ten years of Jeopardy’s 36-year run.