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Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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

  1. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    What about it's original title, "War, what is it good for?"
     
  2. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Absolutely nothing!
     
  3. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Say it again, y'all
     
  4. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Actually no, that would not be good, but either of these should be.


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    Voyna i mir
     
  5. Regina

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    Just watched Friday night's (9/27) show..
    Dude on end had $9200
    Chick in middle had $13,200
    Champ had $12,500
    Category for FJ was "European Capitals" so you know the question is going to be hard as F**K...
    I was SCREAMING at the dude on the end not to risk ANYTHING!
    Of course, he risked EVERYTHING!
    All 3 got it wrong and chick in the middle won with $1,799..UGH!!!
    HE COULD HAVE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Absolutely classic case of poor betting.
     
  7. logic88

    logic88 Active Member

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    I got curious and tried to find out what the lowest amount ever won on Jeopardy was and came up with Jimmie Bucci ($100 over 2 days). There appear to be several cases of $0 and $1 amounts for a single match but those folks won more in subsequent matches.

    I assume that can't happen now since 2nd and 3rd place folks win preset amounts?
     
  8. busyba

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    That raises an interesting question... what's the minimum prize for first place?

    It would be rather odd for the final scores to end up something like $100/$1/$0, and have 2nd and 3rd place win $2000 and $1000, while first place only wins $100.
     
  9. MacThor

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    I think that's how they do it though, since the winner gets to come back the next game.
     
  10. trainman

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    Right -- the minimum prize for first place is $1, and since they'll come back on the next show, they're guaranteed to go home with at least $1,001.

    (If a game ends in a 3-way tie for $0, none of the contestants get to come back for the next show, and I don't know how they handle the minimum guarantee amounts in that case.)
     
  11. busyba

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    So they can potentially end up worse off than the guy he had beaten who came in second. :)
     
  12. Oct 4, 2013 #172 of 866
    astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Another day of incredibly bad FJ wagering:


    Damian Henri: $18,000+$17,999=$35,999
    Rohit Dewan: $17,200+$17,200=$34,400
    Kristan McMahon: $2,800+$2,799=$5,599

    Had it been a triple stumper instead of an instaget, the final amounts would be $1, $0, $1.

    Damian should have bet $16,400, Rohit $801 (or $800), and Kristan nothing.

    ONLY because it was an instaget did the wagering not matter.
     
  13. Oct 4, 2013 #173 of 866
    bryhamm

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    Is it better to make your bets with the assumption that everyone will get it wrong, or assuming everyone gets it right? I've always thought it was to bet as if everyone got it right, but as I'm seeing comments here, maybe that is not the right approach.
     
  14. Oct 4, 2013 #174 of 866
    Regina

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    Now Alex (and the judges..whatever!) penalized a contestant for (allegedly) mispronouncing "Elaine" - as in "Elaine" from Seinfeld:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/01/jeopardy-elaine-pronunciation-fail_n_4026498.html

    He said, "Uh-laine" and they wanted him to say, "EEE-laine"-I remember my ex-MIL talking about her friend EEE-laine, but ex-MIL was from New York- not everyone is from the East Coast, and not everyone pronounces words the same....:rolleyes:
     
  15. Oct 4, 2013 #175 of 866
    busyba

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    It sounded like he said "Helene".
     
  16. Oct 7, 2013 #176 of 866
    astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Arrgh! Again. Bad betting actually cost her the game today. No debate, she gave the game away.

    It's painful to watch.
     
  17. Oct 8, 2013 #177 of 866
    waynomo

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    It's funny, if I knew I was going to be a contestant on the show I would watch every episode I could get my hands on plus read as much as I could on the Jeopardy board.

    And these people are supposed to be smart? :D Yeesh!
     
  18. Oct 8, 2013 #178 of 866
    bryhamm

    bryhamm randomize

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    bump
     
  19. Oct 8, 2013 #179 of 866
    Honora

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    If you are in third place with way less money than the other two, who are going to be betting against each other, I think it's better to bet nothing in the event that everybody (or at least those other two) don't get it right and you might - I said might - wind up having the most money left in the end.

    If everybody gets it, you wouldn't win anyway. So, yes it's a gamble but at least you have a chance.
     
  20. Oct 8, 2013 #180 of 866
    Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    AGREED! Especially if the category is something horrible like "Middle Eastern Geography" or "British Monarchs" or something that is going to be super difficult...IMHO!
     

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