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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by waynomo, Jun 3, 2013.
I heard "J.K. Rowlings". Usually when that wort of thing happens they do catch it later. I'm really curious about the procedure. They magically find out these things happened every time there's a Daily Double or a commercial break. Something's going on we don't see.
And we've now had two men that won once and were defeated who had the Mandinka hairstyle.
Of course there are things going on we don't see. Pre-covid, we'd occasionally catch a glimpse of the judges when the camera panned from Johnny Gilbert over to Alex. Otherwise, we never see them, but we know they are there. This call was pretty straight forward and likely only took them a moment to review. While I'm not privy to their setup, I'm sure they are continuously reviewing everything.
The judges/producers will yell "stop tape" when a contestant hits a Daily Double if they need extra time to verify a response (or if they already know there's a scoring change that needs to be made).
Something else you've never seen on TV (but the studio audience is privy to it): Alex will sometimes re-record his reading of a couple of clues during commercial breaks if he stumbled over a word or made other minor errors.
And what you're not seeing on TV right now, during the pandemic: Johnny Gilbert is recording the opening announcements from home (someone in the studio is doing temporary announcements during the actual tapings), and there's no studio audience, so all that applause you're hearing is canned.
And we conclude our week with another example of poor wagering. I liked the champ, but she gave the game away. She coulda been a three day champion.
Definitely! She only needed to wager enough to be $1 ahead of the 1st place's total ($12,000 IIRC). If 1st place got the response correct it wouldn't have mattered anyway-
Another triple stumper-that's two in one week! I thought it was easy-came to me right away, of course I follow Broadway and movies so I knew that there was an upcoming West Side Story movie, and I knew the lyrics they quoted.
I liked the champ too-did it seem to anyone else like she hadn't changed her hairstyle/clothing in 50 years? Maybe she can use her winnings to update her look!
Yeah, she gave me a "I've looked like this since 1957" vibe. But I liked her Jeopardy persona, and she seemed relatively smart. Wide breadth of knowledge.
But that wager...
I must have remembered incorrectly. After I saw a special program on "Silent Night" (or at least the parts that were about traditional versions) I remembered that I knew Bratislava when everyone else said Salzburg. I didn't dream Vienna was so close to the border. And I didn't know where Bratislava was in relation to everything else.
I am reminded by a comic strip that our two-time champ had a photographic memory. Had.
The show that was on CW last Thursday? (I often but not always randomly look at prime time listings on the networks to see if there's some special I might be interested in..) have recorded but not watched yet.
I was reading something that noted that AT had a button that controlled the beep-beep to indicate times up if no one answers a question. I was surprised by this.
Biden's speech preempted all but the last 10 minutes here last night. Judging by the scores, it was a good game, too.
It was a good game. High scores for all going into FJ.
Here it is, in case you haven't seen it:
FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Opened in 1973, it includes the Joan Sutherland Theatre, named for the singer, & the Utzon Room, named for the architect
Spoiler: Correct Response
Sydney Opera House
I was surprised only one person got this. Any time, ANY TIME, they mention 1973, and the clue even remotely allows for this answer.... it's this answer.
Oh, they got back just in time for a little bit of DJ then FJ after Biden's speech. I think they knew that if we missed FJ there would be rioting in the streets! LOL!
My mother knew the answer and I was quite impressed! I had nothin'!
The other night when the response was "What is Bratislava?" all I could think of was Steve Martin and Dan Ackroyd with the "Wild and Crazy Guys!"
You're dating yourself .
I guessed Budapest, but knew that wasn't it. Too far away. I knew it wasn't Prague, as it's not actually on the Danube. And I've been to Salzburg twice, it's not a national capital.
I wouldn't have gotten Bratislava is you spotted me Bratislava .
Yeah, I'm glad I randomly looked to make sure I wouldn't miss anything, like I have so many times. There was some good stuff there. Vienna Boys' Choir and a couple of similar choirs. But I fast-forwarded through anything contemporary. I was sort of hoping for something chronological, not an episode of "This Is Us". Maybe the best part was the dramatization of the British official recalling when both sides declared a truce and became friends at Christmas 1914, and then the dramatization of what he was recalling.
And again a coincidence with a learned league question. The first the words were enough for me to get it this time around.
That’s like in the original Trivial Pursuit game in the 80s, If you didn’t know the answer you could just guess “Ronald Reagan” and you’d probably be right.
Someone on Supermarket Sweep did the "What is.." thing. It's so funny how pervasive this has gotten, where the "dumb gimmick" is how contestants once in a while think all game shows should go.
(and of course it was hilarious on "Win Ben Stein's Money" where they totally berated people who did this.)
Brayden is a monster. I love that look he makes when a DD is being read. And I don't think he's missed one yet. I think yesterday's FJ was the first wagered clue he's missed.
FJ was easy if you knew what "visage" was, tough if you didn't. It helps that I love the Steve Martin movie, so I'm familiar with the story.