Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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

  1. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    Sherman...

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    I did that second online test, and was then invited to do the third step (the actual "audition," where they interview you and have you play a mock version of the game) over Zoom a couple weeks after that. Now I'm in the contestant pool for the next 18 months, a situation I've been in before, so I'm not holding my breath.
     
  2. Wil

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    A zoom lens is NOT aka a variable focus lens. Just sayin'

    A zoom lens assembly can be designed to also maintain focus over its range of focal lengths and thus have a variable focus characteristic, but its principle characteristic is variable focal length.
     
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  3. mattack

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    What are they going to do when they bring the previous champion (pre-COVID) back? How do they intertwine the two champions?
     
  4. TonyD79

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    Probably just have them on the same show. Coin flip for who picks the first category. There is no real advantage to being the reigning champion beyond picking the first clue.

    When depends on travel restrictions and availability.
     
  5. TonyD79

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    Odds would seem to be better since they are abiding by various travel restrictions and you are local.
     
  6. Mr Tony

    Mr Tony formerly known as "unclehonkey"

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    didn't get to see today's episode because my local affiliate must be having issues picking it up off the satellite (if they still do it that way...when I had a C-Band dish I could see syndicated shows days in advance) for showing so it was not shown.
    Very bummed
     
  7. jcwik

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    Strangely, a couple of days this week my Jeopardy has come from places other than my ABC7 in LA. They came from western Massachusetts, Texas, and Montana. Weird to watch very different political ads. Last night I seemed to have ch 7 back. Of course who knows what time it will be on tonight.
     
  8. trainman

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    What service are you using to watch? It definitely got broadcast as normal by KABC every day this week (Thursday's aired at 9:00 P.M.).
     
  9. jcwik

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    I have Hulu with Live. One night I turned on my over the air and it was KABC. But then my recording was too. It was very strange.
     
  10. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    I thought "sprint" should have been accepted yesterday. The accepted answer was "shortcut", but sprint works also.

    Tough day for Podium #3. She was never above -0-, and never rang in during DJ. :(

    And as a general aside: I'm finding the level of competition noticeably weaker without a national pool of contestants.

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  11. HarleyRandom

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    Brian Adams didn't make it to five days. However, the obvious question finally got asked and it turned out he did get in trouble with Bryan Adams' people, who when they understood the situation were willing to help him with whatever he was doing.
     
  12. Wil

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    No question, so to speak. I think the "temporarily" or "not for long" (or whatever the wording) was the rationale for not accepting "sprint" but a shortcut also could be permanently effective if you didn't get caught.

    The money seems not to matter in the outcome, but you never know how the game would have gone if that response was accepted, or in this case even how it would have gone had the judges' error been corrected later. It affects the rhythm, confidence, aggressiveness of the player.
     
  13. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    "Taking this" makes it less likely to be "sprint". You "take a shortcut", but you don't really "take a sprint".

    Not definitive but definitely a hint as to what they wanted.
     
  14. Howie

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    Reminds me of that old George Carlin bit. You don't take a sh*t. You leave a sh*t.
     
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  15. Wil

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    If you can "take a lap," which my coaches used to tell me all the time when I screwed up, then you can take a sprint. Obviously they were looking for shortcut, but sprint should have been acceptable by historical standards.
     
  16. HarleyRandom

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    Yesterday Alex said we were probably wondering, "Trebek, why are you wearing an orange tie?"

    That made me think of Sean Connery. Not the man himself, but the "SNL" skits I have seen in "best of" specials.

    I didn't even know at the time Connery was deceased.
     
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    HarleyRandom

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    I forgot to post after this happened. One man would have won if he had answered in the form of a question but he didn't. I'm thinking that rule should be dropped. The man would have had enough money that based on what was actually risked, he would have won.
     
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    Goober96

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    That rule should be dropped? That’s the main tenant of the show. If you drop that rule might as well just cancel the show.
     
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    MauriAnne

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    Chester_Lampwick

    Chester_Lampwick Well-Known Member

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    Nah. It's a question and answer show. I mean yeah the response is phrased as a question, but that's just a gimmick. It's not a proper question. It's nearly always phrased "What is" when often it should be "where is", "who is", "when is" etc. It's pedantic. Might as well play "Simon Says"
     

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