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Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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

  1. Mar 4, 2014 #261 of 1022
    waynomo

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    Beeping, or the bell ringing?

    I heard the bell ringing. At least that's what it sounded like to me. I actually didn't hear it during the first couple of answers. After I knew what I was listening for I went back and listened to the answers again and it was there.
     
  2. Mar 4, 2014 #262 of 1022
    waynomo

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    And that's were the timing/skill comes in that Ken Jennings and others have alluded to giving incumbents an edge.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2014 #263 of 1022
    Tivo_60

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    Anyone else find the battle of the decades this week had very difficult questions ?

    Also, contestants were supposed to be from shows in the 90's and 2 this week were from 2003. Sometimes they just announce the season, not the year.

    I found the same with the 80's, some were from the '90's. What's up with that ?
     
  4. Mar 8, 2014 #264 of 1022
    MikeMar

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    It's been on 30 years, so they are doing it in 10 year chunks. I think he explained it during the first one. So MOST are from the 80's/90's but there is some overlap due to it starting in 84 or whenever.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2014 #265 of 1022
    Turtleboy

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    I think they meant the show's decades. So 83 to 93, 93-03, 03-13.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2014 #266 of 1022
    Tivo_60

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    Thanks guys....I still think the questions are/were hard.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2014 #267 of 1022
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    I agree, the last 2-3 eps seemed hard!
     
  8. Mar 10, 2014 #268 of 1022
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    I haven't been paying attention, but isn't Jeopardy way older than just 30 years?
     
  9. Mar 10, 2014 #269 of 1022
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    Quite a bit - The original showing started in 1964. However, it entered daily syndication in 1984 hosted by Trebek. There were breaks between 1975-1978 and 1979-1984.

    In fact, Weird Al's "I Lost on Jeopardy!" first singled a few months before the regular syndicated version came out in 1984. Which explains why the song seems to reference old Jeopardy. I think it was only a coincidence between the Weird Al song and the daily syndicated show airing a few months later. I know the first time I heard the song I had no clue about it - for me, Jeopardy was always hosted by Trebek (who's Don Pardo again?)

    So techinically, Jeopardy!'s been on the air since the mid 70s, though it's current incarnation, and longest running period, is the modern era from 1984 onwards.
     
  10. Mar 10, 2014 #270 of 1022
    busyba

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    Ah, okay. I didn't realize they had been on a break.
     
  11. Mar 10, 2014 #271 of 1022
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    They had one lady on during the 90's show and Alex said that she was pregnant when she was last on the show then the contestant said that kid was now 10 yo. I'm assuming that she must've been on a reunion show after the 90's or that she was mixing her kids up.
     
  12. Mar 10, 2014 #272 of 1022
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    Not if she was on in 2003 which was the 2nd "decade" of the show
     
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    I think you're joking, but he just turned 93 IIRC, and I think he still does the announcing for SNL.
     
  14. Mar 11, 2014 #274 of 1022
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    Yeah, I was, because well, for me, Jeopardy was always done by Trebek. I have no idea what the earlier shows were done, though I think I have Weird Al's music video which shows a parody set with someone behind the game board removing the wager, revealing the question.

    Like I said, I only seen the "modern" version, which always used TV screens. I wonder if someone's actually documented the technology they used to use over the decades it's been on.
     
  15. Mar 11, 2014 #275 of 1022
    lambertman

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    I'll have to hope this link is working as my work computer blocks inline YT.

    Edit: see below, then :) And thanks!
     
  16. Mar 11, 2014 #276 of 1022
    steve614

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    Nope. You didn't format the tag right. All you need between the tags is the sequence of numbers/letters after the v=.

     
  17. Mar 11, 2014 #277 of 1022
    busyba

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    Don Pardo wasn't the host of "vintage" Jeopardy, he was the announcer, like today's Johnny Gilbert. Art Fleming was the host (and he gets name-checked in Weird Al's song as well, "Art Fleming gave the answers, I just couldn't get the questions right-ight-ight").
     
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    And the show never was what Merv Griffin really wanted it to be, which is really giving the answers instead of the question.

    Merv's example was A: 5280. Q: How many feet in a mile.

    There's no way to have kept that up. So the show quickly changed to just asking the questions in a roundabout matter.
     
  19. Mar 11, 2014 #279 of 1022
    busyba

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    Yeah, that's crazy. Too many correct questions. "What is 528 times 10" would work too. :)
     
  20. Mar 11, 2014 #280 of 1022
    waynomo

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    It would have to make sense in the category. Maybe Measurements for that one or Roger Banister.
     

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