Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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    Unbeliever

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    It's your own fault.

    But back on topic, the lawyer didn't know about the title Esquire?

    --Carlos V.
     
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    heySkippy

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    Oof! There have been a number of winners who didn't expect to win the last couple weeks.

    I probably know less than 25% of Final Jeopardy answers so it's always fun when I do know and they all 3 miss.
     
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    Chester_Lampwick

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    I don't know why that question stumped all three. I guessed correctly based on the French name in the clue and not knowing much about European landmarks.
     
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    astrohip

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    Of the principal architects working on it from the mid-1500s to the 1980s, like Pierre Lescot & Hector Lefuel, none were foreigners


    I think the French part could be deduced. But there are several French landmarks that date back centuries. I guessed Notre Dame, as did a couple of the contestants. I didn't realize the Louvre was that old. Also, there is some real discussion about the wording, and how confusing it was.

    If you knew those two names, it was instant. But they aren't widely known.

    My question to you would be, how did you narrow it down to the Louvre? What made you pick that, rather than any other choice?
     
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    hapster85

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    My first thought was The Eiffel Tower, but immediately eliminated that because wrong century. Next thought was Notre Dame, but my gut said it was The Louvre. No idea why. It definitely wasn't name recognition from the clue.
     
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    Chester_Lampwick

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    My guess, is that it was a building that was constantly renovating or expanding. An art museum or any museum would constantly be adding to their collection, thus needing more wings. From what I understand, the Louvre is huge!
     
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    Jonathan_S

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    It is - apparently the largest art museum in the world. Though it's been an museum for less than half its life. [dates and details from wiki]
    Began construction in the 12th century as a castle
    In the 14th century it was converted into a Royal residence
    1747 King Louis XV had opened a small section as a display of some of the royal art collection
    This gets formalized and expanded by Louis XVI
    1791 The Assembly, during the French revolution, declares it will become a public museum
    1792 King Louis XVI was imprisoned and the royal collection in the Louvre became national property
    1793 the Louvre open as a dedicated a museum

    So 228 years exclusively as a museum, vs over 400 as a Royal residence. (But yes, wings were added for the expanding collection event after 1793 - Napoleon had at least one added, and what seems to have been the final one went in in 1874)
     
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    astrohip

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    Friday, the returning champ was running the final category, trying to break the lock the middle podium had at that point. 400/800/1200/1600 all his, and then the buzzer to end the round, before he could get to the $2000 clue. He ended up with $9200, vs $21,400 for the middle contestant. Just short.

    Seems to me he should have started at the bottom, and gone up. He would have had, assuming he could still run it, 9200+2000-400=10,800, which would have broken the lock. Barely, but enough.

    And then even more painful, he got FJ, and the middle podium missed it. He gave away the game.

    When you are behind and the final minute has been announced, pick the more valuable clues.
     
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    HarleyRandom

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    Even though he is kind of uptight, I think I could accept Richards as the permanent host. It sounds like next week we get a new one.

    One clue had something about Lil Nas X paying money for the beat of "Old Town Road". He paid too much.
     
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    realityboy

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    Katie Couric’s guest stint starts next week.
     
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    Wil

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    There are a bunch of upcoming weeks already committed to guest hosts and we'll be seeing them for awhile. I'd guess for quite a bit longer than has already been indicated.
     
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    hapster85

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    I would guess they'll finish out the current season with guest hosts. No guarantee next season will start with a new permanent host either, though.
     
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    astrohip

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    They have previously said the show will use guest hosts thru the end of this season, which runs into summer. The new host, whoever it may be, will start the next season.

    And as realityboy noted, Katie Couric is in the ondeck circle.

    katie.jpg
     
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    wmcbrine

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    I liked how Richards sounded surprised and disappointed whenever he had to say "No", without quite sounding scornful.
     
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    Wil

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    As far as I know that's not the case; they have said "possibly" or "maybe sooner" on different occasions when the question of next season has been raised in interviews but if there was something more definitive and official I missed it.

    Personally I think there will be a new host starting next season, but maybe even not by then.
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    Worf

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    The guest hosts are also encouraged to have the contestants bet big. Jeopardy! is going to donate to charity the amount the winners take. So I expect each guest host to encourage risky play.
     
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    TonyTheTiger

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    Who says they have to have a permanent new host?

    In the UK, when Angus Deayton was accused of wrongdoings, instead of replacing him as host of the long-running (comedy news panel show) Have I Got News For You, they have had a different 'guest host' every week. The formula is the same and the ability of the hosts varies considerably, with the bad ones being extremely entertaining because of how bad they are! Guests include comedians, actors, sports personalities and even politicians!

    The program has been running like this for several years now.
     
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    trainman

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    There's a big difference between a comedy panel show and a quiz show that has actual money on the line. I'm sure the contestants would rather not have a "bad" host.
     
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    stellie93

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    Can't stand Katie. If she's the permanent host I'm out. :(
     
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