Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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  1. Nov 26, 2015 #701 of 3262
    Worf

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    I call it syllable stretching - especially the soft ones she stretches them abnormally long.

    Either that, or she's fully into the Jeopardy spirit and ending everything as a question...
     
  2. Nov 26, 2015 #702 of 3262
    waynomo

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    Finally watched the TOC finals. Alex Jacob is a friend on my son Justin.

    I was out shopping last Friday and when I came back my wife for some strange reason had Jeopardy on and it was 25 minutes into the show. My wife rarely ever watches Jeopardy. I know she had no idea that it was even the TOC. So for the other 200 shows a year I wouldn't really care if I had a spoiler or not, but for this one show of all shows.

    Anyway, I walk in and saw Alex with a score of 18,700. I knew the time and this was after Final Jeopardy. I was pretty sure that 18,700 wouldn't be enough to win. I figured that was his combined score. (I hadn't seen Thursday episode yet either.) And I misheard Trebek when he was talking to Alex. I thought he was saying that it was some of the toughest competition. I interpreted that as Alex lost, but stormed out of the room before I really knew anything yelling at my wife that I don't want any spoilers. I don't think she really got what I was talking about.

    Anyway, after watching Thursday's episode I realized that I at least misinterpreted some of what I saw walking in when it was on.

    Yes, that was quite an impressive win. I love to hear other's thoughts on how he compares to other champions. I would think that the selection process to get to the TOC finals makes sure that all are top notch competitors and there is no reason to think this year's were subpar for some reason. Agree? Disagree?
     
  3. Nov 26, 2015 #703 of 3262
    Turtleboy

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    I don't think they were as strong as last year with Arthur Chu and Julia, but it was still a good strong group.
     
  4. Nov 26, 2015 #704 of 3262
    GoPackGo

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    I truly don't understand the hate for that woman's voice. People have different voices, get over it.
     
  5. Nov 27, 2015 #705 of 3262
    Demandred

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    The best part about the TOC this year was Alex'a answer to FJ during his semifinal game. ("What is Aleve?")
     
  6. Nov 28, 2015 #706 of 3262
    rifleman69

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    And we don't have to ever hear it again.
     
  7. Dec 21, 2015 #707 of 3262
    Michael S

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    So was this the first time they didn't have a returning champion? Because I don't think I've ever seen that happen before.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2015 #708 of 3262
    ej42137

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    I'm pretty sure S01E01 didn't have a returning champion. :D
     
  9. Dec 22, 2015 #709 of 3262
    pdhenry

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    Back in the day, champions were retired after five wins.

    Damn whippersnappers....
     
  10. Dec 22, 2015 #710 of 3262
    waynomo

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    From Wikipedia:

     
  11. Dec 22, 2015 #711 of 3262
    trainman

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    Neither did S01E03 -- on the 2nd episode, all three contestants bet it all on Final Jeopardy!, and all got it wrong.

    (But, yes, as pdhenry points out, back in the days when a 5-time champion was retired, there would be 3 new contestants the next day.)

    One consideration with this current situation was that they'd had to reschedule tapings due to Alex's knee surgery.
     
  12. Dec 30, 2015 #712 of 3262
    astrohip

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    They screwed up yesterday's Final Jeopardy (Tues 12/29). The answer was:

    Famous Last Names

    The first woman space shuttle pilot shares this surname with a man on the 1st manned lunar landing 26 years earlier.

    The answer is (Eileen) Collins


    Spoiler for post-production clip during credits:
    Alex: Our bad, folks. Today's final Jeopardy! should have referred to the entire Apollo 11 mission rather than to just the lunar landing part of it. We feel that Ashley might have been disadvantaged, and so we have invited her to return to play again later this week.
     
  13. Dec 30, 2015 #713 of 3262
    astrohip

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    The hoopla over a poorly worded question will overshadow some of the worst FJ betting in history. Once again, second place went all in, when she didn't need to.
     
  14. Dec 30, 2015 #714 of 3262
    Wil

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    I'm surprised no comments on the FJ wagering.
     
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    Turtleboy

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    Michael S

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    Yesterday they brought back the one woman because of this and she ended up winning.
     
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    Turtleboy

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    Triple Zero!

    And I thought the question was an instant get. I can't believe that no one got it. It was very very easy.

    Edit: Plus, they tell you what the air date is, no? It's MLK Day and the question was about the Little Rock 9.
     
  18. Jan 18, 2016 #718 of 3262
    Regina

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    UGH! Not to mention, when the "other two" are close or tied and ahead of you, and you are in third place, RISK NOTHING! The woman on the end would have won had she risked nothing! :mad::mad::mad:
     
  19. Jan 18, 2016 #719 of 3262
    Turtleboy

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    Yeah, The Final Wager guy is going to go nuts.
     
  20. Jan 18, 2016 #720 of 3262
    pdhenry

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    Saw it again!
     

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