Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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  1. Jul 31, 2015 #621 of 3227
    busyba

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    This reminds me of something I've always wondered...

    As we all know, the correct response must be in the form of a question, but is there any rule that says the question must make sense syntactically?

    For instance, in the category "U.S. Presidents" for a clue that reads "He's the first one", can you respond "why is George Washington?" or "how is George Washington?" or "where is George Washington?" or even "do you know George Washington?" and still get credit for a correct response?
     
  2. Jul 31, 2015 #622 of 3227
    BluesFools

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    I thought it was fairly well known that exact spelling doesn't matter, so long as what you write matches the pronunciation of the correct answer. Last month all 3 contestants gave different spellings in Final Jeopardy and all 3 were allowed (F.W. De Klerk / DeClerq / De Clerk). Alex explained this, not for the first time, when disallowing "Bringham" Young, because adding the 'n' changed the pronunciation. Same with the kid and 'emanciptation'.
     
  3. Jul 31, 2015 #623 of 3227
    hbtaylor

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    The way I remember it being phrased at some point was that it needs to be a valid question, but you probably don't want to get too cute with your response. My sons wanted me to toss in a "when is...", but I wasn't brave enough to try.


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  4. Jul 31, 2015 #624 of 3227
    Turtleboy

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    I haven't seen anyone point out that Bring em Young is it is the punchline to a dirty joke about Mormons.
     
  5. Jul 31, 2015 #625 of 3227
    busyba

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    It's also the "brand" of a series of gonzo porn titles featuring "barely legal" teens. :)
     
  6. Aug 1, 2015 #626 of 3227
    spartanstew

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    I'm pretty sure it doesn't have to begin that way either.

    For example, your response could be "George Washington, isn't it?"
     
  7. Aug 1, 2015 #627 of 3227
    Turtleboy

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    I just googled and found this. I guess in early years they didn't remind them.

     
  8. Aug 3, 2015 #628 of 3227
    mattack

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    I think I ask some form of this question every year.. but the Jeopardy email came out today..

    I knew there were always some summer reruns.. But is it always over a month? Aug 3-Sept11 is all reruns?!?! (Not really a complaint -- I just got under 100 of eps saved up and have been eating in them a couple at a time..)

    Also, on one ep in I think March, only one contestant was around for Final Jeopardy.. probably discussed earlier in this thread.

    Anyway, I bet most of you would say don't bet anything. But if it's a subject you think you know well, I think betting to leave you with $1 if you were wrong, so you'd still win, would be a reasonable thing to do..
     
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    astrohip

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    It's always six weeks off.

    Unless it was Opera, I'd bet all but $1. Go big or go home.
     
  10. Sep 11, 2015 #630 of 3227
    astrohip

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    Answer: This popular syndicated show returns Monday Sept 14 for its 32nd season.

    Question:
    What
    is
    Jeopardy!


    Heads up: It is moving channels in a number of cities, so double check your SP.

    In Houston, for example, it is moving from CBS-11 to ABC-13. And from 4:30 local to 3:00pm. My SP was not picking it up.
     
  11. Sep 14, 2015 #631 of 3227
    lambertman

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    waynomo

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    Not sure we need a season thread for Jeopardy, but whatever.
     
  13. Sep 14, 2015 #633 of 3227
    ej42137

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    22 pages. Yes, we need a new thread.
     
  14. Sep 14, 2015 #634 of 3227
    DevdogAZ

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    This is only page 13. I never understand why people don't set their settings to put the maximum number of posts per page (50).
     
  15. Sep 14, 2015 #635 of 3227
    Turtleboy

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    I like this thread.
     
  16. Sep 14, 2015 #636 of 3227
    ej42137

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    No matter how you break it up, it's still a lot of messages to read. But also, thanks for the advice, I too like longer pages and I haven't looked at my settings for a long time.
     
  17. Sep 14, 2015 #637 of 3227
    BrettStah

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    No reason for a new thread, IMHO.
     
  18. Sep 14, 2015 #638 of 3227
    mattack

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    Wow, weird. OK, I had thought that the 7-8pm Jeopardy! and Wheel block was basically a standard nationwide.. (and to a lesser extent, even though syndicated, on ABC stations.)
     
  19. Sep 15, 2015 #639 of 3227
    pdhenry

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    Here it's a Wheel-Jeopardy block but I understand that's atypical.
     
  20. Sep 15, 2015 #640 of 3227
    Turtleboy

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    Here too. 7-8.
     

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