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Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by waynomo, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Worf

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    I know one was ringed planets in the solar system.

    That one stumped contestants because they rarely repeat questions. You could see them trying to figure it out...
     
  2. MauriAnne

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    They replayed an episode from Jan 2013 tonight, and the same answer (Michael Jackson) was repeated for the top 3 questions in a category.
     
  3. busyba

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    But each one was probably a different color. :)
     
  4. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    As home viewers (and playing along in our minds), we find it pleasing to go top to bottom. But from a gaming POV, DD hunting is absolutely the best way to play.

    Great article. Thanks for pointing it out.
     
  5. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Personally I like to see good game play.
     
  6. busyba

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  7. scooterboy

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    Not that he needed defending.

    This post probably belongs in "baffle" thread, but I'm truly baffled by the people who are "upset" by his strategy. It's perfectly within the rules, and many (many) people have done it previously.

    WHAT IS THE BIG FREAKING DEAL?

    So he doesn't go down the clues in order. Boo hoo. You don't like it? Pass the entrance test, get on the show, and do it your way.
     
  8. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Ken Jennings interview with Arthur Chu. A lot more than the Slate piece.

    http://ken-jennings.com/blog/archives/4618

    It also addresses something I was wondering about, but people usually deny when I bring it up: racism.
     
  9. mattack

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    Egads! Ken Jennings was 10 years ago?!?!?!?!?!?!
     
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    Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    They're doing the Battle of the Decades and they have Eddie Timanus on. He's blind. If you listen, you can hear a bell ring to tell him that he can buzz in. Usually, there are lights that can be seen by the contestants but not the audience.
     
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    waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Wish they would show the light.

    Do we know why they don't show it?

    If not, any theories?
     
  12. Mar 3, 2014 #253 of 866
    Turtleboy

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    No need for the TV audience to see it.
     
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    mattack

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    Wait, you do see lights sometimes.. they're around the clue, correct?

    Also, previously, they gave the blind guy a Braille list of categories. I'm a couple weeks behind, so I presume they did the same thing this time.
     
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    waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    I don't believe I've ever seen the around the clues. Maybe I've never noticed.

    Yes, they gave him the list of categories.
     
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    waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Well no need, but I think I would find it more enjoyable. Of course I could see it becoming very annoying after a bit, but I would at least like to give it a try.

    I would think most play along with the game. Just knowing the answer isn't enough. You need to be the first to signal after the clue light goes off. (Or does the light turn on?)

    Tonight I tried doing it using the bell. Sometimes I was too early and would have been penalized on at least a few. (I use the pause button as my signaling device.) However, at times I found myself listening for the bell instead of listening to the answer.
     
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    markymark_ctown

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    trainman

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    Because at the point it turns on, they've already cut from the full-screen clue to the camera shot of the contestants, so you can see who rings in. They'd have to go to a wide shot of the game board to show the light.

    In many cases, as I've seen when I've been in the audience for tapings, it barely flickers -- it turns off when someone rings in, and someone often rings in within tenths of a second.
     
  18. Mar 4, 2014 #259 of 866
    Turtleboy

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    Apparently you really have to listen for when Alec stops talking rather than rely on the lights.
     
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    Turtleboy

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    But did other people hear the beeping too during Eddie's show?
     

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