Saturday, June 30, 2007

MVPs for June 25th-July 1

The obvious MVP picks for this week are Stephanie Womback of "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" fame and current "Jeopardy!" champ Cathy Lanctot.

At the start of this week's episode of "...5th Grader?", with a carryover contestant from the previous episode, the odds of Womback winning a large amount of money despite that were quite high. But she defied the odds, getting most of her questions right without using any helps, to get to $500,000. She could have won the honors outright if she had gone for the $1,000,000 question. Despite the disappointing finish, she still finished as one of the biggest female non-reality winners in FOX history. The highest female winner on a traditional FOX game show is Lauren Griswold, who won $810,000 on "Super Greed".

Lanctot this week became the biggest female winner of the season on "Jeopardy!". She started off her reign with a bang, winning $38,001 on her first show. She is on a pace to break the regular-season winnings record for female players, with $91,301 to her credit. She is also trying next week to become the first female to win at least six games since the unlimited-win rule came into effect in September 2003.
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