Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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  1. Lady Honora

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    Maybe it's time we let Mike Richards know we are not happy with the captions. It's the producer's job to see that the show runs smoothly.
     
  2. Bruce24

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    While I tend to mentally yell at third place contestant who have less than half the money of the person in the lead making big bets, yesterday it worked out.
     
  3. astrohip

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    Yeah, quite a finish yesterday!
     
  4. HarleyRandom

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    Kanye was guest host last night on "Let's Be Real". One thing about the real guest hosts is they don't get to make up their own categories, but of course Kanye made it all about him. There was even a category of people named Taylor who need to apologize.

    There was no competition, although the contestants were shown a couple of times, and no other guest hosts.
     
  5. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    Out of the business for 16 years now, that's where.

    I would say that someone who would be a good "Jeopardy!" contestant (or at least can get a high score on the contestant test) would make a very good closed-captioner... but a lot of people who fit that description would probably rather work in a job with higher pay/better working conditions.
     
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  6. astrohip

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    In today's caption fun:

    1) "What is billings?" [lowercase]
    2) "Who is going Gwyneth Paltrow?" [an added random word]
    3) No captions at all on the Mole rat clue
    4) They mashed up two roles. Or did they?

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  7. TonyTheTiger

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    Generally, I wouldn't be able to chip in on the CC question. However, I get to experience bad captioning often when I walk into the living room and the DW is watching a (usually British) show. She keeps the sound low and has the captions to help with that and also the language differences.

    Sometimes the text bears no resemblance to what is actually said and approximations of non-American words or phrases can be laughable and even change the whole meaning of what is said.

    I can easily imagine how the wrong text and bad timing could ruin a show like Jeopardy!
     
  8. Chester_Lampwick

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    15 - 20 years ago when my kids were infants and toddlers I used the closed captioning quite often. I did notice that the Brits did captioning better. For instance, on the show "Coupling" each character had captioning in a different colour. I do believe they used mixed case, when Americans used all caps.
     
  9. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Watched this episode last night, and to be fair to the captioner, the way the contestant pronounced it, it did sound like he said "What is a tunnel." So if the captioner isn't familiar with the Chunnel, s/he may not have realized that's not what he said. Obviously that's very problematic if they have someone captioning Jeopardy! who isn't familiar with things as common as the Chunnel, but at least from an audio perspective, they captioned what it sounded like.
     
  10. lambertman

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    Happy to see Mr. Whittaker continue to do meaningful, valuable work on 60 Minutes*.

    *-and not Jeopardy!
     
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  11. TonyTheTiger

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    Now we get to see how Bucky handles the ToC!
     
  12. HarleyRandom

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    Still not up to Whitaker yet, but I had an hour and 10 minutes left before bedtime. In that time I can watch three "Jeopardy" episodes instead of two sitcoms or one hour-long drama. And I did finally go below 100 percent, though I lost three episodes of an hour show just yesterday. Later this afternoon I hope to find these online. If not, it wasn't a high priority.

    Amazing how two days in a row, two of the contestants were tied. In one case they were tied for first. In the other the eventual winner was ahead of both of them but wagered correctly.
     
  13. Tony_T

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  15. Tony_T

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    Date of the NYT article is yesterday.
     
  16. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    Yes, I think the point of the article is that the controversy won't go away!
     
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  17. Tony_T

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    The article was thoroughly researched, not just comments of what the writer thought.
     
  18. astrohip

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    And behind a paywall.
     
  19. Tony_T

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    So, you initially complained about an article I linked that you didn’t even read?
     

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