Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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  1. Oct 12, 2015 #661 of 3255
    astrohip

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    Tivo_60

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    The current champion, Josh, really needs to start using his "inside" voice. I'm a bit surprised that the director hasn't asked him to tone it down. I find him really annoying like this.

    HEY JOSH, NO NEED TO SHOUT, THERE ARE MICROPHONES !!
     
  3. Oct 17, 2015 #663 of 3255
    Neenahboy

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    WHAT? YOU'LL HAVE TO SPEAK UP!

    Agreed. This rarely happens for me with game shows, but I'm actively rooting for him to fail so he can leave my screen as quickly as possible. :thumbsdown:
     
  4. Oct 17, 2015 #664 of 3255
    inaka

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    Pretty challenging final jeopardy answer:

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    Question:
    What is the Los Angeles Angels

    Even as a baseball fan, it took me a while to get it. No doubt I would have choked under the cameras and lights of the real show.
    Not final contestant got this correct.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2015 #665 of 3255
    Demandred

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    It took me about 20 seconds but I got it.
     
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    Unbeliever

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    Notwithstanding the whole "attach themselves to a market" angle, I have an issue with the question. I only see a single redundancy, not a double one. (I count 1, not 2 redundancies)

    A double redundancy would be something like "The La Brea Tar Pits", which translates to "The The Tar Tar Pits". (La brea is "the tar" in English)

    --Carlos V.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2015 #667 of 3255
    Tivo_60

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    Well, Los means "the", so maybe "the, the" is the 2nd (or first) redundancy.

    However, I still agree with you that this question was a bit far fetched.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2015 #668 of 3255
    Unbeliever

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    OK. I see that, especially because it's the same as my example.

    --Carlos V.
     
  9. Oct 17, 2015 #669 of 3255
    pdhenry

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    Alex explained the double redundancy to include the The.

    I got the answer in the allotted time.
     
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    Neenahboy

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    It was an awful answer: "The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" isn't even the full team name. They don't recognize the "The." :thumbsdown:
     
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    pdhenry

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    Do you ever refer to the team (or any team) with the "the"?

    I get that the official name does not include "The."
     
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    Jon J

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    How were you with the fist pumps?
     
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    astrohip

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    Since I know there are a few of us here who share both afflictions...

    There was a category on Jeopardy today about the Grateful Dead. Called "Day of the Dead".

    Yeah, I ran it. :p
     
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    astrohip

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    trainman

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    "Did you know"? That's not something you ever hear Alex say on the show.

    Dialogue balloon should be "In 1347, a single kiss was responsible for spreading this deadly disease to 40,000 people."
     
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    Worf

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    Hey now, you can rewrite it as "In 1347, this common action was responsible for spreading the bubonic plague to 40,000 people"

    Which I think makes it a much harder question :)
     
  17. Nov 2, 2015 #677 of 3255
    spartanstew

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    I would think his speech patterns might be a bit different out on a date than on the show. Most people, in real life, don't just state facts, they would ask whomever they're with "Did you know?" (or something similar) first, so IMO the dialogue balloon is just fine.
     
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    inaka

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    No, it shouldn't.
    It's a comic strip and your line isn't as funny, and asking a question gives confusion to his date and symbolizes the question/answer portion of the show.

    Seems like people go out of their way to point out "corrections" but they might not be.
     
  19. Nov 2, 2015 #679 of 3255
    trainman

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    Then why "Alex Trebek: The Dating Years"? Why not "Fred always wondered why he didn't get a second date," or something like that?

    To me, it doesn't make sense to this as a joke about Alex Trebek unless the "Alex Trebek" in the comic strip talks the way Alex Trebek talks on "Jeopardy!", which is in the unique syntax of the "answers" on the show.
     
  20. Nov 2, 2015 #680 of 3255
    astrohip

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    W.T.F? Today was as good an example of how NOT to wager in FJ as I've ever seen. 2nd place literally gave away the victory. I can't even imagine what she was thinking*. How can someone have no idea how to wager?

    And for the cherry on that treat, how did 1st miss that? If I've ever seen a triple gimme, today was it.

    World Geography

    This country has 8 of the world's 10 highest peaks.

    What is Nepal? Marcus had Tibet.

    Christine Qualey: $6,100+$3,900=$10,000

    Katie Walker: $8,200+$4,100=$12,300

    Marcus Lewis: $15,400-$1,001=now a 1-day champion with $14,399

    Tibet is no longer even a country. Certainly Jeopardy wouldn't take the politically incorrect risk of calling it a country.

    * Actually, I can guess what she was doing. She was playing to keep 2nd place. Which is a move you almost never want to do. Certainly not in this case, where you have a shot at the win.
     

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