Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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

  1. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    Nothing new about this; in the penultimate season of The Cosby Show, they had to switch back to the previous season's opening credits after a legal dispute, so a few episodes began with Raven-Symone asking Bill Cosby something like, "Is this a new episode?", and Cosby responding, "Yes."
     
  2. Regina

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    I agree. I thought that it was a poorly written clue. I am surprised that even one contestant got it right. Kudos to her!
     
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    mattack

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    But I'm not sure how to give the same clue without making it way wordier..

    P.T. Barnum, whose traveling shows carried musicians, coined this word that is now part of a phrase that represents something growing in popularity.

    FYI, the word I thought of was "trending", and couldn't figure out how that was based on some real thing!!!
     
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    astrohip

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    Agree. So don't use it. Sometimes good clue ideas just don't work.
     
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    Jeff_in_Bklyn

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    I knew they had to over turn the Raiders of The Lost Arc answer. Surprised they didn't know of the name change, its in the first line of the Wikipedia.
     
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    astrohip

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    Very entertaining Game One. Lead bounced back & forth, all of them had a chance, and Meggie is a hoot on the podium ("Go for it"). With the scores so close after G1, today is basically like playing a one day championship.

    In a stunning example of "Can't see the forest for the trees" (or whatever cliche fits), I thought of Peter O'Toole for the FJ answer. But then I thought, nah he made that film in the 60s, it can't be him. Couldn't come up with any answer I liked.

    Really? Are you that dense?
     
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    HarleyRandom

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    One thing I don't like about the show is the most likable contestants don't always get to stay around. It's all about talent or luck. If I remember correctly, the person who beat Ken Jennings was one of those. She stayed only one more episode.

    But Meggie has managed to stay around. This being a tournament, though, this is her last night.
     
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    hapster85

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    If she wins, she should back for the tournament of champions next season.
     
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    Mabes

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    Just watched with my brother. As soon as we saw 1935 motercycle accident, we knew right away, and laughed about how easy it was , sure everyone would get it right. But discussing it after, it's only because we have seen a certain movie many times. If we had not, probably would have had no clue. Obviously none of the contestants have seen that movie.
     
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    hapster85

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    Yeah, we had no clue what the answer was either. Couldn't even hazard a reasonable guess.
     
  11. astrohip

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    How was today a triple-stumper FJ? It took me about 1/2 second to put 2 and 2 together.

    What the eff was 2nd place thinking? She had a lock on 2nd, and no chance of winning (it was a runaway). Why bet everything and end up losing real money?

    Tomorrow (Friday) is it. :(:(:( The last new Jeopardy until... whenever.
     
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  12. astrohip

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    FWIW, the get rate on JBoard was 84%.
     
  13. HarleyRandom

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    You don't win the cash unless you are the winner.
     
  14. astrohip

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    ???

    Second place gets $2,000. Third place gets $1,000. Second had a lock on second, only to literally give it away.

    Here are the standings before/after FJ:

    Zach Newkirk: 21800-726=21074
    Iman Shervington: 1200-1100=100
    Jennifer Kosmin: 7800-7800=0

    There was no reason for Jennifer to wager anything. Maybe a token $420 or or whatever. But to wager all of it, and give away 2nd place?!?
     
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  15. hapster85

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    The difference between 2nd and 3rd place is $1000. That's real money for most people. I don't remember how much 2nd and 3rd had, but when you have no chance to win, you play for 2nd. Betting everything in that situation was a foolhardy gamble.
     
  16. Peter000

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    2nd and 3rd place win prize money though. 2nd more than third.
     
  17. HarleyRandom

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    Right. I meant the cash shown as a score. That's also true with tournaments. You get the cash only if you make it to the finals, but otherwise it's just a score and if you are going home, you win whatever the amount is for those who got that far.
     
  18. lambertman

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    But the point is the contestant cost herself $1000 for no justifiable game-related reason.
     
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    I saw a news teaser (at the end of my World News Now recording) that said something like "Alex Trebek wants Jeopardy! to be the first show back".
     
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  20. hapster85

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    Yes. From Vanity Fair a few days ago: "Despite the delay, host Alex Trebek hopes to get back to hosting the show in the near future. “Alex is looking forward to resuming production as soon as we are able to do so. He’s told us he wants to be one of the first shows back in production,” a rep for Trebek told TVLine."
     
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