Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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  1. Mabes

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    The most stunning thing I have ever seen on Jeopardy. I am watching the Seth Wilson collection on Netflix. He had won over $200k. Halfway thorough Double, he had a huge lead, but 2nd place contestant came back. Going into Final, he had 19k, she had 17k. The category was The Economy, question Too Big to Fail. Margie bet it all and got it right, Seth bet $5! And got it right and lost.
     
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  2. mattack

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    Next week, Jeopardy is marked as new in the guide data, but the title of the episodes are "The First Decade". If they mean they're starting in order and showing every ep starting from the beginning of the Alex iteration and going until we have new episodes, that'd be great!

    (I have been recording the reruns but only watched a few. I think I've seen all of the ones in the past few weeks, despite my station preempting once in a while.. though usually only for sports which obviously hasn't happened in a long time.)
     
  3. TonyD79

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    ATT guide has some information. Looks like it is highlights. Like first episode and a three way tie at $0, etc.
     
  4. lambertman

    lambertman Chris Lambert, man

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    Alex's beard is back in this salute to Johnny's 96th (!)

     
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  6. Mabes

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    watching another in the Seth Wilson collection. Going into Final, he has 21k, 2nd place has 18,800k, 3rd place 4600K. This is the answer-

    The Zambezi river reaches the ocean in this country which lends it's name to the body of water where it happens.

    I had no clue, guessed South Africa which 2nd place also did. Knew it was wrong. So did she I think, wrote it down at the last second. Seth quessed Zambia. All three got it wrong.

    But how can you bet nothing when you are in 1st place? The only reason is if you are unsure of the catgegory but to me, you can't assume the other players are going to get it wrong. But, in this case he was right. If you see my post above, he did the same thing on his final appearance. Bet $5 and got it right and still lost.

    Well, you can't win over 200k without getting some breaks.

    ETA, just found this - Wagering Strategy 101: How To Bet In Final Jeopardy – The Jeopardy! Fan The person in 1st place gets it right 88% of the time.
     
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  7. astrohip

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    :openmouth: Anyone watch today's Jeopardy blast from the past? :openmouth:

    Let's just say a few things have changed over the years...
     
  8. hapster85

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    Just watched. Alex was savage from the beginning, calling the winner a chicken for only wagering $300 in Final. Lol
     
  9. pdhenry

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    The whole episode is like an SNL skit.
     
  10. astrohip

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    It appears you can ring in before Alex has finished reading the question. And if you missed it, he immediately knew who to go to next. Did they queue the buzz-in back then?

    Timing was noticeably different. Neither board came close to being finished.

    Alex was certainly... different. The interviews were a masterclass in how to ask a question and move on almost instantly. And he had far more verbal interaction with the players during the actual round, asking if they were going to buzz in, commending them (or not). And to be fair, this first game was a runaway, and his "chicken" comment was clearly a jest based on the leader's wagering cushion.

    And 2nd and 3rd get these wonderful prizes... which I never saw mentioned again.

    SNL skit is right!
     
  11. pdhenry

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    I think in the intro Alex said they fixed it in season 2 so players couldn't buzz in before the question was read.
    It sounded to me as though another player would buzz in once Alex said the first response was wrong.
     
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  13. trainman

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    It was particularly difficult to specifically tell someone was ringing in because the large signaling lights around their podium turned off more quickly than they do today (and there was no "countdown" indicator), so when they did ring in and activate their light, they usually weren't on camera.

    That was mostly due to the audience reaction after every clue, which fortunately didn't last too long into the run of the show.

    The original prize plugs were cut out to make time for Alex's modern-day intro. So was a part of his explanation of the rules (he originally demonstrated the "time's up" signal), and the transitions into and out of commercial breaks were originally much more leisurely, with wide shots of the studio.

    If you're curious, the 2nd-place contestant won a trip to Palm Springs and a set of Skyway brand luggage, and the 3rd-place contestant won his-and-hers Wimbledon brand tennis rackets.
     
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  14. astrohip

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    Today's show (Tuesday, E2) was possibly the worst J I've ever seen. We're lucky it survived. And at the end, I think Alex would have forgotten to give the correct question (it was a triple-stumper) if someone from the audience hadn't yelled out, "What was the answer?".

    Alex: Stop talking

    Audience: STOP APPLAUDING

    Contestants: Learn how to wager (ok, this isn't totally fair, it's a new show. Still...)


    I feel like I'm watching "Let's Make a Deal". :D
     
  15. Goober96

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    [QUOTE="astrohip, post: it's a new show.[/QUOTE]

    Not really. It started in 1964. Alex was new, not the show.
     
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  17. mattack

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    yeah I wasn't positive that's what he was talking about. I thought it was (I noticed right away you could hear them ring in right when the full text of the question zoomed out full screen)..

    But then near the end of Double Jeopardy!, it seemed like one contestant (far right) answered WITHOUT ever ringing in, and Alex called them correct.

    It was interesting to see Alex make a comment on one response then immediately say something like "but you're next, <guy in champion position>".. Maybe that's what astrohip was referring to?

    The technology behind this show seems pretty amazing. Don't they literally need 30 live video feeds, all switchable live? For the answer screens that is.. to initially show the amount, then show the answer, then show blank blue.

    I mean, I could simplify it *a bit* (100|200|300|400|500 each with up to 4 splitters, to each TV), etc.. but then that makes the live switching even more of a pain to keep track of.

    With computer controlled video/switchers, sure, it's easier.. but I presume there was someone manually flipping switches to change the video on the right screen at the right time? (and the zoom in part added later?)
     
  18. astrohip

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    It was all of it, but especially the Daily Double verbiage:

    {Contestant picks Daily Double}

    Alex: "And you're in second place right now."

    Alex: "You've got $2,400 to Greg's $3,500."
    contestant tries to open mouth, Alex speaks...
    Alex: "Here's a big chance for you."
    contestant starts to speak, Alex keeps talking...
    Alex: "You and you alone will deal with this Daily Double answer."
    contestant tries again, Alex keeps talking...
    Alex: "How much are you going to risk of your $2,400?"
    contestant finally spits out "$1,000"



    Yes, we know that. But this was a complete reboot, so it's considered new. This is referenced as Season One, so I shall refer to it as a new show. And it's clear from these first two episodes, the contestants were not familiar with much, certainly not wagering strategy.
     
  19. stellie93

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    I don't get it. Why did the 20th century not start in Jan. 1900? What am I missing. Didn't the 21st century start Jan. 1, 2020?
     

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