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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by waynomo, Jun 3, 2013.
Yes, a sincere tribute.
She mooned France! BWA HA HA HA! I love her!
His voice almost broke near the end of his beautiful soliloquy. I kinda fogged myself.
I read an article today about how she needed to use painkillers while filming and also developed a fever and started getting sick while filming (which turned out to be the start of sepsis). Can you imagine how great she would have done if she weren't doped up on painkillers and feeling unwell? Maybe Ken Jennings-ish.
Happy to see Sam lose finally. Nothing personal, I'm sure he's a nice guy, and he's smart and knew lots of answers, but his game playing strategy was so poor it was *literally* painful to watch. DD bets that were so timid, even in categories he'd shown strength on (and then he'd bet $1,000). Yesterday's FJ wager was the worst; going all-in when he didn't need to.
I feel your pain. I was shaking my head in disgust.
I know it was discussed somewhere that the players tend to be risk adverse. That's why watching Chu and Jacobs were so much fun. They put it all on the line and were rewarded for it. I wish I could remember Jennings's play. I was so Jeopardy strategy ignorant back then.
So tonight, if the guy in the middle (in 3rd place) had risked nothing, he would have won. The answer was hard as f**k...
The category was The Civil War, and the answer was (paraphrasing, already deleted the ep) - made from a metal barrel, it was named a success even though it went down 3 times. I knew it was a submarine, but they wanted the name of the sub. It was a Confederate sub named the "Hunley." Never heard of it! All 3 got it wrong. Two said the Monitor and I forget what the other said. But yeah, if the dude in the middle hadn't risked anything, he would have won.
The woman to his left risked enough to leave herself with $4200 IIRC. The champ risked enough to leave herself with $4400 and won. The dude in the middle risked all but $2. He had $6600. The women were pretty close before FJ.
Yeah, that one was hard. I knew what they were referring to, but just couldn't remember the name.
Another "bang your head against a wall" Final Jeopardy wager from a returning champion!
I kept trying to figure out why she made that wager. Was there any, ANY scenario where that leads to a victory for her?
Plus, it was a gimme! The other two didn't even pick Ringo songs. Hey Jude? Really?
I figured it was one of two songs: YS or Little Help from my Friends. LH didn't seem like a #2 type song, so YS it was.
I guessed YS right off the bat. Dang young whippersnappers don't know nothin'.
Huh, I guess it's a subject matter familiarity issue. But I'd have rated that one as pretty easy - if you know the names of even 3 Civil War ships odds are the 3rd is
CSS Hunley. And it was only back around 2000 when the Hunley was in the national news because the wreck was raised to be preserved in a museum.
You realize that was 17 years ago, right?
I watch Jeopardy often...and somethings on it bug me at times.
I think that a lot of Alex Trebek's banter is added in the post-processing stages of the game. All of his "That's right!" or "You got it!" type of comments made after a contestant provides a question seem a bit canned or scripted to me- like they are added after for effect. Of course, he's always off-camera when he interjects them. So, can anyone tell me if those little bits of interjection from him are added after the show is taped to make it seem more dialogish and exciting than just a quiz show game really needs to be? It also gives the impression that he KNOWS the answers to ALL the questions and I doubt he ever does ahead of being given them from the producers.
I am super impressed that anyone would know that. I do not recall hearing about this and I watch the news all the time!
A. It's all relative - 17 years is way less than 153 years; when she sank.
B. It seems recent to me (and I honestly thought it was more recent till I double-checked with Google.
Still the Hunley might not be the 3rd most famous warship of the Civil War, but it's got to be top 5. (One or the other of the Confederate raider CSS Alabama or the ship that sank her off of France USS Kearsarge might edge her out.)
And she shows up on a bunch of "firsts" list as first submarine to sink a warship. (Unlike the Turtle which tried and failed during the Revolutionary war) So as warship questions go it's fairly mainstream.
Nope. It's all real time. They pause taping before Final Jeopardy. They can edit if something goes wrong, but that is rare.
I think AT has been doing it for so long that it comes naturally. Yes, he sounds like he knows all the answers. I like that. I know it bugs others.
What bugs me about Alex is when he says something like, "Oh, you picked the wrong one!" - how does he know what the contestant was thinking?
OOOHHH! It makes him sound soooooooooooooooo arrogant!
Yes, I still like him, but he's gotten much more arrogant over the years. Sometimes when a contestant misses, he acts as if they're stupid.