Sixth Surfin’ Safari Episode Likely Won’t Air on the Week of May 25th

This just in from dannymargulis:

“UPDATE: Robert just said on Buy a Vowel that they likely won’t air the Surfin’ Safari sixth episode during the week of May 25, since four of the episodes that week are reruns, meaning said episode will likely not air until Wheel resumes production. Listings still show Season 37 Bed & Breakfast reruns every day that week, so I think it’s safe to say that the stats for the week of April 27 (GAC: San Francisco) are the final Season 37 Stats.”

With that said, the week of April 27th was most likely the finale wk. of S37 of WHEEL, & if that stands true then Season 37 will have joined Season 21 as the other season to have no grand prize winner at all. Then again, in both those seasons, we had $100K+ wins the hard way, & at least this presumed finale week wasn’t a skunk, but just like any finale week before it, it wasn’t that great.


And yes, new Jeopardy! episodes will resume on the week of May 18th.

Note on This Week’s Jeopardy! & WHEEL Reruns

My rerun schedule is a day behind because Monday’s J! & WOF reruns were preempted on my station for a Robin Hood Relief Benefit special hosted by Tina Fey w/ Chris Rock, Jimmy Fallon, Michael Straham, Eli Manning, Jennifer Lopez, David Chang, Barbara Streisand, Robert de Niro, Ben Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bette Midler & Idina Menzel among those participating from their homes.

Oh, and by the way, the random decision to pull the 10/2/18 episode & replace it w/ the 4/8/19 episode turned a 1-4 week into a skunk week.

UPDATE 5/17: The Sat. rerun for Wheel was moved to 1pm eastern yesterday while the Sat. rerun for Jeopardy! was moved to 2pm eastern today, w/ the reruns intended for Friday taking over the Sat. 7pm & 7:30pm eastern time slots. Jodi’s interview was preempted for a brief NJ conference, but I did not catch the conference.

Wheel of Fortune Season 37 Week 31 (& possibly FINAL) Stats

Not too good of a salute to JP Genius’ area…


Total This Week: $215,512

Total for the Season: $8,157,635

BR Win Record: 58-97 (.374)

BR Car Wins: 19

  • 2 Ford Edges
  • 1 Chevy Blazer
  • 1 Mercedes-Benz GLA
  • 1 Ford Mustang Convertible
  • 1 maZDa CX-5
  • 1 MINI Cooper Convertible
  • 1 GMC Terrain
  • 1 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • 1 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • 1 pair of MINI Hardtops
  • 1 Jeep Compass
  • 1 Jeep Wrangler
  • 1 Ford Escape
  • 3 Toyota 4RUNNERs
  • 1 BMW X2
  • 1 Mercedes-Benz GLB

Prize Wedge Wins: 35

Gift Tag Wins: 35

Mystery Wedge Wins: 9

Mystery was Flipped-Declined: 63-15

MW Flip was $10K-Bankrupt: 33-30

$10K MW was next to LaT: 37

$10K MW was next to $650: 37

Express was Played-Passed: 33-8

  • Successes: 16
  • Crashes: 17

Wild Card Usages

  • Maingame: 9 (2 on $2,500, 4 on $3,500, 1 on $600, 2 on $700)
  • BR: 16

FP Vowels/Consonants: 83/42

5-Round Games: 20 (2 went to R6 on March 9 and April 8)


Gooseegg Victims: 16

Tossup Triple Stumpers: 3

Red Winners: 46

Yellow Winners: 60

Blue Winners: 49

This Week’s Bankrupt Trash: $38,400 + 4 WCs

Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season: $824,218 + 2 prizes of unknown value + 39 WCs + 17 MDWs

Biggest Bankrupt: $21,712 (March 2)

Top Winning Totals: $113,055 (April 8), $93,831 (April 6), $82,050 (April 24)

Bottom-Winning Totals: $12,280 (Mar. 20), $12,108 (April 7), $10,250 (Oct. 1)

Season-High Week: $375,557 (America’s Game IV)

Season-Low Week: $173,800 (Weekend Getaways)


Bonus Round Stats

Perfect BR Weeks: 0
BR Shutouts: 3
MDBRs: 11

PERSON (or PEOPLE): 7/26; 1-6

PLACE(S): 9/27; 4-5

THING(S): 15/149; 6-9

PHRASE: 51/110; 21-30

EVENT: 7/15; 5-2

OCCUPATION: 1/1; 0-1

SHOW BIZ: 1/2; 0-1


ON THE MAP: 1/1; 1-0

FOOD & DRINK: 11/23; 4-7

FUN & GAMES: 7/13; 2-5


LIVING THING(S): 12/44; 3-9

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?: 24/34; 6-18



$37K: 33/94

$45K: 4/11

$50K: 2/4

$100K (or $1M): 0/3 (I really don’t like our chances)

CAR: 19/43

BR Wins despite losing a WC: 4

Contestants winning a better prize at the bonus round after losing the MDW: 7


Skipps’ Weekly Grade: D-
Skipps’ Weekly Rating: 5

Weekly Grade: D+
Weekly Rating: 6

The sixth episode of this set (likely the season finale episode) could air either on the 25th or somewhere in the 27th-29th according to Danny Margulis.

Wheel of Fortune Results 5/1/2020

Holleigh: Zonked Out for Lovely Parting Gifts

Stacey: $6,350

George: $22,408

Tonight’s Bankrupt Trash: $9,050 + WC

Scary moments:

  • After Holleigh picked up the MW she made a baffling call of J.
  • Stacey refuses to enter the Express wedge.
  • Despite landed on the Free Play and calls an O, a $0 prize puzzle win has been occurred.

Bonus Round Win: No

Adam’s Grade: TBA
Adam’s Rating: TBA

Grade: F
Rating: 3

Bad news on an upcoming WOF Saturday rerun…

…for May 23rd, although this episode contained a $6K FINAL SPIN it also contained a $100K LOSS. It was our sixth and final one that season. & thanks to that loss we also set a NEW RECORD-LOW for least BR wins in a month (just one).

Also, on a side note, according to Colin Roley on YouTube the BR minimum for Season 38 of WHEEL will be…






























…you guessed it, $38,000. -__-

Wheel of Fortune Results 4/27/2020

They’re using Baker Beach in the background, if you could guess what kind of beach it is…

Kathy: $24,404

Jame: $4,300

Marsha: $7,100

Tonight’s Bankrupt Trash: $10,150 + WC

Scary moments:

  • James refuses to enter the Express wedge
  • Also, he BANKRUPTs the $10K Mystery

Bonus Round Win: No because of a triple stumper

Adam’s Grade: C+
Adam’s Rating: 6

Grade: F+
Rating: 4

Unfortunately, that is our twenty-fifth car shutout of the season.