Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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  1. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    ARRGGGHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Today was a super hard FJ and a triple miss.
    The woman on the end had $10,000 and the two men were pretty close to each other ($12,400 and $14,200 IIRC)
    If she hadn't risked anything, SHE WOULD HAVE WON!
    She bet $9998-:mad::mad::mad:
     
  2. mattack

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    Well, I did cover this in my message.. Somehow it seemed easier even compared to other "I know it" times.
     
  3. gersh49

    gersh49 Active Member

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    Same scenario played out on today's show.
     
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  4. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    And tonight's episode too!

    Didn't the champ learn anything from last night?
    And I was a bit surprised that no one got the correct response. I got it right away.
     
  5. pdhenry

    pdhenry Recumbent

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    Alex said at the beginning that this week only one contestant has gotten FJ correct.
     
  6. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    Yes! Even more reason not to bet anything-expectation of super hard FJ!
     
  7. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    It did seem fairly easy. Four years, Fatherland... they darn near flashed it in neon. In my mind, I spelled it "Vischy", which should be accepted (same pronunciation).
     
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  8. pdhenry

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    You haven't watched Casablanca enough. :)
     
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  9. Wil

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    I was assuming the location, Vichy, would not be acceptable so I was racking my brain trying to think of the actual regime name. Even in Casablanca the quote I remember was that the wind was blowing from Vichy. Would it be correct to call the Confederate government "Richmond" (or earlier "Montgomery")?

    I couldn't exactly remember "French State" so I was thinking something like "the Vichy government" or the "Marshal Petain regime," which is what I probably would have written, But I guess you can call the US government "Washington" or earlier "Philadelphia" or "New York."
     
  10. pdhenry

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    The German partition of France was known as Vichy France.

    The scene in Casablanca I was recalling was in the denouement when Captain Renault opens a bottle of Vichy Water, notices the label and throws the bottle into a trash can.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Wil

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    What it "was known as" turned out to be an acceptable Jeopardy response. What it was was "the French State." The dialog I was remembering was Renault to the German Major Strasser, something like "I blow with the wind, and the prevailing wind at the moment is from Vichy."
     
  12. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    From wiki: Vichy France is the common name of the French State.

    Is "common name" the same as "was known as"? I'm no linguist, but clearly even Jeopardy was going for Vichy. And in scanning the JBoard thread for Thursday, not one single post used the phrase "French State".
     
  13. DeDondeEs

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    In college I worked for a chain of convenience stores in upstate NY called Stewart's and they sold Vichy water.

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  14. Generic

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  15. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Very touching moment. Yes, it got dusty in the room.
     
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  16. lambertman

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    Lovely moment, which I imagine the producers are asking future contestants not to re-create.
     
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  17. Jon J

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    I choked up.
     
  18. hapster85

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    According to one of the replies, this episode was recorded right after Alex announced he'd be undergoing more chemo. It was a sweet gesture, regardless.

    Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
     
  19. Regina

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    Very sweet...but I was upset with him for risking $1995 of his $2000 when 1st and 2nd place were so close together!
    Turned out to be a moot point, but still...
    GO EMMA!
     
  20. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    It wouldn't have mattered. He was going to win a fixed amount ($10,000) regardless. There was no way 1st or 2nd would wager improperly. Not in a ToC.
     
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