Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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

  1. OhFiddle

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    Yup, I'm ok with them having to cover emergency stuff like that. Just disappointed to miss the show yet again. I still don't understand why there isn't an official legal way to stream missed episodes. It seems like since it's a broadcast show that gets pre-empted frequently that the least they could do is make the most recent five episodes available to stream for free, even with ads in it would be fine.
     
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  2. mattack

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    yeah I've said basically the same thing. I won't pay per episode, but I would suffer through FORCED ads (in the theoretical online episodes), and keep up with my Tivo recordings otherwise, to make sure I didn't miss a Jeopardy episode.
     
  3. DancnDude

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  5. astrohip

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    Houston/Bren...
    Another poor 2nd place wager cost him the game. James Jason squeaks by again!
     
  6. lambertman

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    Runner-up squandered both daily doubles with wimpy bets - he could have had this locked up well before Final.

    Fortunately for me, New James doesn't irk me anywhere near as much as Original Recipe.
     
  7. stellie93

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    This guy wagers pretty big, but nothing like the original. That probably means that he could stay twice as long and win half the money. :)
     
  8. astrohip

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    Houston/Bren...
    I was surprised how wimpy (great description) his DD wagers were. Knowing who you're up against, play to win! And then his FJ wager? AAARRRGGGHHH. You coulda been a contender.

    You weren't a fan of James I?
     
  9. stellie93

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    Yeah I am. At first his teeth weirded me out, but he came in with a new method for success and it worked!
     
  10. Regina

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    Yesterday, if 3rd place hadn't wagered anything, she would have won!

    UGH!
     
  11. mattack

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    ok old article and it may have been mentioned here before..
    Alex Trebek reveals the 'Jeopardy!' contestants that irk him - CNN

    the interesting part IMHO:
    "What bothers me is when contestants jump all over the board even after the Daily Doubles have been dealt with," Trebek said. "Why are they doing that? They're doing themselves a disservice."

    "When the show's writers construct categories, they do it so that there's a flow in terms of difficulty, and if you jump to the bottom of the category you may get a clue that would be easier to understand if you'd begun at the top of the category and saw how the clues worked," Trebek said. "I like there to be order on the show, but as the impartial host I accept disorder."
     
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  12. astrohip

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    It used to irk me too, that OCD part of me. But speaking just for me, James put that to rest. His technique was so different, and so successful, that one would be foolish to avoid it just on principle.

    I think the way players have done it in the past, where it was clearly DD hunting, bugged me. James wasn't hunting DD, he was trying to build a bankroll for when he did hit the DD. It makes sense (if you're a strong player), and helped ease me past my 50 year annoyance with people who don't start top-down.

    See, old dogs can change!
     
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  13. pdhenry

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    Yes, but why continue after the DD has been found? There are logical reasons why working top-down would make the clues easier
     
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  14. astrohip

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    One, it throws lesser players off-balance. Two, if you're good enough, you don't need the benefit of working top-down, which helps "clue you along".
     
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  15. Mikeguy

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    I sensed this one a lot.
     
  16. mattack

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    We discussed this before... James wasn't the first to do the jump around 'successfully'. There was another guy, who happened to be Asian, who did it before.
     
  17. pdhenry

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    Triple miss of the key clue "Pele" in the FJ answer...
     
  18. astrohip

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    I was surprised this was a triple stumper. I knew almost immediately they were talking about the volcano on the Big Island. Couldn't come up with the actual name in 30 secs though. My mind went to Kamehameha (who I knew was the King), and once that was stuck in my brain, all hope was lost.

    It helped that I knew Twain had spent time in Hawaii.
     
  19. GAViewer

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    I didn't know that Twain had spent time in Hawaii but "Pele" and "2018" was enough for me to know the what the question needed was.
     
  20. Lady Honora

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    Same here.
     

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