Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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

  1. Chester_Lampwick

    Chester_Lampwick Well-Known Member

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    Disagree. In the role of host, I really don't think you are really supposed spice anything up. Aaron seems sufficiently charming.
     
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    I didn't think I would like Aaron Rodgers as a host, but I think he's really good. It helps to have questions with the answer Green Bay so he can be offended when no one guesses it. :)
     
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    Yes, I'm liking Aaron Rodgers. Admittedly the first few days were rough but he seems pleasant and decent.

    And yes, that question and the next one were funny.
     
  5. astrohip

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    There were two captioning errors yesterday. Normally not worth mentioning, as shows have CC errors all the time. But Jeopardy has been renowned for their captioning accuracy. I can count on two fingers the number of captioning errors I can recall over the years. Now I need four fingers.:eek:

    The "Wailing Wall" clue was captioned as "Whaling Wall". And another clue that had a two word proper noun (can't recall it now) only had the first word capitalized, the second word was lower case.

    Again, this is so rare that when it does happen, one notices.

    Oh, and I am liking AR more each day. He is rapidly becoming my favorite so far.
     
  6. hapster85

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    He seems much more at ease this week. For only being his second day on the job, he's adapted quickly.
     
  7. lambertman

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    Now we know. Buzzy Cohen will host the Tournament of Champions those two weeks.
     
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  9. lambertman

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    Exactly. It's the clickbatiest of all clickbait bullfunkery.
     
  10. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Especially when the contestant then makes fun of Oz for not being able to pronounce antidisestablishmentarianism. Pot, meet Kettle.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    I'm a week behind. Maybe he's getting better. I saw signs in the latest episode I actually had time to watch.

    The name "Pasquale" makes me think of the comic strip character Gumbo. Amazingly his name rhymed with Gumbo.
     
  13. astrohip

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    Jeopardy! All-Star Buzzy Cohen to Host Tournament of Champions in May

    Buzzy Cohen will invite some of Jeopardy!‘s best players to buzz in, when he guest-hosts next month’s Tournament of Champions.

    In episodes airing May 17-28, 15 top competitors will face off for the $250,000 grand prize, which will be matched and donated to the Hope of the Valley Trebek Center for the Homeless.

    Cohen first appeared on the quizzer in 2016, when he amassed $164,603 in winnings over nine games. He returned in 2017 to win the Tournament of Champions, and in 2019 he served a team captain for the show’s All-Star Games. (Since hosting duties require him to work closely with Jeop!‘s writers and producers, Cohen will no longer be eligible to compete in regular tournaments.)

    “Buzzy has been where each of these champions is, so it’ll be comforting for the contestants to see a familiar face behind the lectern,” exec producer Mike Richards said in a statement. “We will miss seeing him compete, but we look forward to seeing how he uses his quick wit and personality as guest host.”
     
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  14. Wil

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    I had forgotten it was only nine games. That's not a lot of games for such a good player.

    It occurs to me the there have been some really astonishingly good players who won 2-3 games, lost by a fluke, and were never heard from again. Time & again I've seen players whom I thought would be settling in for long runs but a nothing player gets hot, wins one & out, and that superior player is lost to history.

    I'd like to see a tournament some day of "sleepers." Have a committee of experts go over the tapes and find a group of some of those great players who didn't qualify for additional appearances. Of course I watch this so haphazardly that maybe something like that has already been done.
     
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  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I like this idea. I have a family friend who is one of the smartest people I know. She got her shot to be on the show during James Holzhauer's run, so nobody would ever know how good she might have been had she not been up against one of the greatest players ever. Although since she didn't even win a single game, she still probably wouldn't qualify for the Sleepers tournament you're proposing.
     
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  16. Wil

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    Actually, I don't know if it was here or some other forum, I once proposed a tournament of "The Best of Ken Jennings' Victims." Idea could be expanded to include James' as well! Maybe even Ken's Victims vs. James' Victims. I know the game is tradition-rich (its viewers tend not to like gimmicks) but maybe too tradition-bound; I've always felt that there is more potential flexibility than the show runners are willing to take advantage of.
     
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  17. mattack

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    yeah, I've noticed a bunch lately. They used to be extremely good at it. Maybe your "another" one, but I remember one where they showed a compound word as two separate words or vice versa.. and a couple of other "typo" kind of errors, that I expect in other shows all the time, but not on Jeopardy!

    Usually even if one of the non-onscreen contestants laughs or coughs, the captions point that out.
     
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    Yesterday (Wed), when Kari said make it a true DD in the regular J! round, the captions said a "to Daily Double".
     
  19. Chester_Lampwick

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    I remember her screwing it up. She said make it a "daily double", which Aaron repeated as "true daily double".
     

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