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Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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

  1. Jul 16, 2013 #81 of 866
    busyba

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    He's on twitter. Ask him. :)
     
  2. Jul 16, 2013 #82 of 866
    BrettStah

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    This should clear it up - imagine if the clue was this, instead of what it actually was:

    "The primary antagonist of this game, which launched a best-selling franchise steals a powerful magical relic known as the Triforce of Power."

    Would you still say the answer could be anything other than The Legend of Zelda?
     
  3. Jul 16, 2013 #83 of 866
    waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    No, I don't think this helps. If anything it makes it worse.

    I don't know the game all that well. I only know it because it is my sons favorite game/series and discussions with him or watching him play.

    Seems to me you are looking for whoever stole the Tirforce of Power. I am not sure if that is Link or Zelda. (I assume those are the two main protagonists of the game and you meant protagonist and not antagonist.) And if you are referring to someone Link is chasing, then I don't have a clue. :)

    Thanks for trying to help.

    Anyway, I am over it. I understand the subtle nuance that they used which is not so subtle if you are an expert Jeopardy watcher. I only started watching it again consistently a month or two ago. So I assume this is some of the type of experience knowledge that you gain over time.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2013 #84 of 866
    Honora

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    Sorry, I stand corrected. I just double checked his games and found that Ken had FJ 2/3 of the time.

    For some reason at the time he seemed to miss when he was safe, and when he was in danger get it and win.

    I should say that about half way through his run I started to root for the challengers, and kept hoping they would knock him out.

    Sorry Ken, nothing personal but it just didn't seem fair to the other players after a while.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2013 #85 of 866
    waynomo

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    Today's FJ answer blows the "too easy" theory out of the water.
    "In 2013 Britain marked this show's 50th Anniversary with a series of stamps of the 11 actors who have played the lead role."
    What is Dr. Who?
    I think this answer/question is way easier and with no trick!

    BTW - I didn't have a clue to what Fitzgerald's wife was named.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2013 #86 of 866
    busyba

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    Depending on how precise they choose to be, you very well could have lost. :)

    "Dr. Who" is incorrect. It's "Doctor Who"

    I wonder if just the answer on it's own would be considered being in the form of a question? :D



    But yeah, that was a ridiculously easy FJ.
     
  7. Jul 17, 2013 #87 of 866
    astrohip

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    It did seem too easy. But I suppose if there had been a contestant who absolutely knows nothing about geekazoid TV shows and British cultural icons, it's possible they might have missed it. While I got it in .03 seconds, my wife had NO clue what they were asking about.

    Notice they used "this show's anniversary" in the clue. It's always the word THIS that clues you in as to what they want.

    They probably would accept DR or Doctor. In FJ, they will accept mistakes in spelling if the intent or pronunciation you are going for is clear. Slightly different rule than in the game itself.
     
  8. Jul 17, 2013 #88 of 866
    waynomo

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    Sounds like good advice! I will have to pay attention to that. (Or "this!") :)
     
  9. Jul 17, 2013 #89 of 866
    nickels

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    Yesterday's FJ was simple. Something tells me the girl on the end didn't beat her dad's score.
     
  10. Jul 17, 2013 #90 of 866
    waynomo

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    One of the things that I think has changed sometime in the last 20 years is the requirement for first and last name. I thought the rule used to be in Jeopardy you could use only the last name, but in Double Jeopardy you needed both first and last. Now they seem to accept just the last name unless answering with only the last name is ambiguous.

    Anybody recall?
     
  11. Jul 17, 2013 #91 of 866
    TAsunder

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    IMO, the correct answer to the zelda question is The Hyrule Fantasy: Legend of Zelda or the Japanese equivalent. That is the game that launched the franchise. It was renamed to The Legend of Zelda for its subsequent releases on cartridge.
     
  12. Jul 17, 2013 #92 of 866
    waynomo

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    From what I have been reading alternate names are acceptable. The example that comes to mind is it was originally Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has also been published has Alice in Wonderland. Both would be correct.
     
  13. Jul 17, 2013 #93 of 866
    astrohip

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    Generally, if the last name is enough to clearly question the answer, they will accept it. "He discovered gravity. Who is Newton?" will work.

    But if the judges don't think it's sufficient, they usually give you a quick chance to elaborate. But if you don't instantly jump in with "Who is Albert Newton?", they will bzz you.

    And in FJ, you need to be certain a single name will suffice, as you get no second chances. They don't always require a full name in FJ, if a single name is clear. But if it's not, you are dead meat.

    "This president declared war against Canada." If you answer Johnson, you are out, as it's not clear which Johnson you meant. Whereas if you answer Nixon, it would be accepted.
     
  14. Jul 17, 2013 #94 of 866
    waynomo

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    Damn. Where was I when Nixon declared war on Canada? :)

    I was thinking that they may have eased up the rules about needing a first name. I do understand the current rule. Is it possible that it changed or is my memory a bit fuzzy?
     
  15. Jul 17, 2013 #95 of 866
    astrohip

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    We'll need Trainman to answer that. Even though he claims he's in his 30's, he seems to know an awful lot about Jeopardy from 40 years ago.


    :D
     
  16. Jul 18, 2013 #96 of 866
    DevdogAZ

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    Are you sure it was April 1945? Because August 1945 would be right after Truman dropped the bombs on Japan and that would make a lot more sense with the "no regrets" portion of the question.
     
  17. Jul 18, 2013 #97 of 866
    DevdogAZ

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    It wouldn't matter how quickly you jumped in with that answer. They'd buzz you anyway.

    :)
     
  18. Jul 18, 2013 #98 of 866
    trainman

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    My mother watched the original version while I was in the womb.

    I think waynomo's memory is a little fuzzy -- as far as I know, the "last name acceptance" rule has always been the same.
     
  19. Jul 18, 2013 #99 of 866
    bryhamm

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    lol
     
  20. DouglasPHill

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    Are the contestants prevented from hitting the buzzers until after Alex is done reading the question?
     

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