Sarah, Buzzy and Michael Harris (Michael Davies doing World Cup stuff)
Thanksgiving chatter: Sarah does stuffing & gravy while Buzzy cooks his turkey in oil-less turkey fryer and brines with Alton Brown recipe
2:05 beep-boop for ToC talk:
Sam Kavanaugh present belt to winner
Talk to winner at 4:55 - working on writing a book and happy to have had wife in the audience
Amy considers highlight of her J! run as beginning with Andrew and ending with him. They played Nov. 17 in both 2021 & 2022.
Andrew found 9 DDs in finals and went all-in each time.
Buzzy mentioned top seed historically has not won like himself and Sam K. while James did win
Buzzy can no longer tease Ken about never appearing at ToC.
Amy is 4th on all-time money list having passed Matt.
Sam Buttrey was fan favorite.
Sarah is very happy with the SCC, Great Exhibition and ToC run of games and talk of J! Masters is still being mentioned as Michael Davies wish. Sarah once again says there will be a SCC next year.
Buzzy will not yuck anyone's yum, but would not order pineapple on pizza. Sarah is okay with it.
Buzzy & Sarah liked Ken's Bane impression.
Buzzy calls J! "The Cris Show" and Cris has bumped Austin Rogers off Top 10 list for winnings. Stats were cited after Cris' 13th game for finding 30/39 DDs and going 27/30 on them along with $90K on DDs.
Cris likes to bounce around board not just for DDs, but to throw off opponents for keeping track of what has come up already in categories. Chuck Forrest for bounce is mentioned while some think it started with Arthur Chu, but Buzzy & Sarah cannot recall Rubin for bounce strategy.
Some players try to execute the strategy, but can't do it so well.
Cris has highest J! round, DJ! round and FJ! round score of the season so far.
Matt Jackson is off Top 10 for games won in regular play.
Sarah & Buzzy are wrong in declaring no undefeated J! champions
Buzzy would never say, "I was Pannulloed" like some contestants might say for being happy to be on the show and losing to a super champ.
29:50 talk to Cris after his 15th win this past Friday.
Strange for Cris to watch himself on J! while knowing he had to return and he was recognized in public. Cris went back to work during break and could not talk about his run.
The thumbs up is a natural reaction Cris does in real life situations. Cris is tense when playing J! and does loosening up exercises prior to game to not get too tight.
Cris is on Leaderboard of Legends for Wins & Money.
From Reddit asking about player positions for ToC Finals. By wins so :
Andrew (5) in middle and Sam at end.
Positions were not rotated to keep things consistent where viewers expect to see players and the check marks for how many games they won.
Chris asks if board is not completed can a Daily Double not be revealed? Yes, but not if DD would be clue 30 then it gets revealed. DD could remain unplayed if more than one clue will not be played. Not fair to player who gets clue 29 to not get to play DD though.
Sarah emphasized how hard they try to complete board and understand the importance of it not only for contestants, but viewers as well.
Next week: the regular play week of games