Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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  1. HarleyRandom

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    I knew it was Khan but didn't know whether it was Genghis or Kublai. I don't think Ken should have accepted that response.
    We haven't had that yet. No warning in Double Jeopardy.
     
  2. Unbeliever

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    He didn't. The judges in his left ear did.

    --Carlos V.
     
  3. Worf

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    I understand the Chu strategy, but it really does ruin the game. It makes me wonder if the producers are starting to discourage that by hiding the Daily Doubles in the upper half of the board now - I believe it's been twice in a week it's been in the 2nd row clue. (Yes, the producers do try to fix it because it's a TV show first and they know they need to cater to the home viewer. Yes, it conflicts with the contestant's goals of winning, but ratings first, contestant second since without the ratings there will be no game).
     
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  5. astrohip

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    In general, I don't have a problem with bouncing around, or even starting somewhere other than the top, especially when the category title seems to give the contestants a decent clue as to what it will be about. When it's "Potent Potables", does it really matter where you start?

    What does bother me is when there is a category that isn't clear, and a contestant goes straight for the bottom clue. This happened Tuesday, I think to open the DJ round, and all three contestants just stared at the board.
     
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  6. HarleyRandom

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    Maybe. But there have been times when Alex ruled incorrectly and was told later. I guess the fact that no one told him later means you are correct.
     
  7. Worf

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    Yes, I meant the Forrest Bounce. Its just been popularized by Chu.

    Some categories it doesn't matter if you bounce around, while others it does. And yeah, someone who goes straight for the bottom row and then everyone sits around staring at the board dumbfounded is REALLY annoying. I think I know what you referred to as it was the one requiring the two words that were anagrams and the clue was wasted.

    One other question - is it me or in the douible jeopardy round ion Wednesday's game, did the dividers disappear? I know they used to go up between contestants and were clear for the first two rounds, then opaque for final jeopardy. But on Wednesday's double jeopardy game it seems like they were missing?
     
  8. HarleyRandom

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    Going straight for the bottom row began with James Holzhauer.
     
  9. Chester_Lampwick

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    Wow! That was some final.
     
  10. astrohip

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    Yeah, it was. The amazing thing was they were tied for quite a while, several questions left. But some triple stumpers left them tied.

    I'm not a big fan of the current tie-breaker method. To play that long & hard, to have that much money at stake, and have it come down to buzzer speed? Almost any other method would be preferable (IMHO).

    Third place bet wrong. There was a good chance both the others would bet it all (as they did), and if they both missed it, she had a very good chance of winning. With any amount other than $0. Which is what she ended up with. THINK!
     
  11. astrohip

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    One other thing... the category 5 "E". I had no idea it was supposed to be "five letter words that start with 'E'". If Ken said something, I missed it. At first, before it was played, I thought it would be words that have five "E"s in them. Then after the first clue, I thought it was simply going to be five clues that start with "E". It took me a couple clues before I realized what they were going for.

    On a category like that, with no explanation, how are you supposed to know what they want? I'll venture a guess maybe they said something in the studio, and we didn't see it.
     
  12. HarleyRandom

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    I agree that there's nothing wrong with co-champions.

    Ken didn't say it was his last day. How long is he there?
     
  13. MauriAnne

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    I'm a bit behind watching, but I really like that Ken's been ending with "Thanks Alex".
     
  14. trainman

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    Sherman...
    Reports are that he did six days of tapings in total, so he should be guest-hosting for another four weeks.
     
  15. Turtleboy

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    When they don’t have co-champions they don’t have to pay two people the prize money. I remember a 3 way tie once.
     
  16. astrohip

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    Article with Ken Jennings geeking out over a rare tie...

    Ken Jennings Was Thrilled When ’Jeopardy!’ Had A Rare Tiebreaker

    But the interesting thing was this tidbit...

    The post-match talk included in the video is fascinating, as Jennings geeked out about the tie but also revealed some information about what the host can see from contestants when they answer Final Jeopardy! questions. Apparently hosts can see what contestants write down in real time, giving them a bit of insight to allow them to prepare for how the game will turn out. It’s a bit of a spoiler, as we now know that Jennings (and Alex Trebek in the past) isn’t finding out the result with the audience, but it’s a nice Easter Egg to get confirmed here.
     
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  17. Turtleboy

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    I always knew that Alex knew, but I thought the producers told him.
     
  18. HarleyRandom

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    Good. I like him. I think I could be content if he was chosen as the permanent host.
     
  19. trainman

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    I hear that one of Monday's contestants is Elliott Kalan. He's obviously not famous enough among the general public to be a Celebrity Jeopardy! contestant, but for the kind of people who read writing credits, he's fairly famous: he was the head writer of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," among other things.
     
  20. HarleyRandom

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    Over the weekend on SNL I saw "Das Ist Jeopardy" hosted by Dieter. I don't know if that was done only once or whether it was like the ones with Sean Connery. Anytime no one responded or a response was wrong, a woman off stage got an electric shock. Nicole Kidman had very long hair and no personality, and Phil Hartman was dressed as a Swiss Miss. Anyone in the red at the end had their salaries garnished to pay the money back.
     

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