Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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  1. Jan 18, 2016 #721 of 2978
    waynomo

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    I'm in San Diego today. This is the first time I have experienced being spoiled by something that already broadcast earlier. I'm not upset at all. It was just a weird feeling. My first instinct was to go to my TiVo and check it out, but it hasn't broadcast here yet. (It records on my TiVoHD so can't watch remotely here without jumping through some hoops.)
     
  2. Jan 18, 2016 #722 of 2978
    WinBear

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    There's another oddity in the first minute of the show that didn't get spoiled, so look forward to that
     
  3. Jan 18, 2016 #723 of 2978
    Michael S

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    Well I'll try to be nice and not spoil FJ for you. :)

    That was a weird FJ. Since all 3 had $0 wouldn't that be a tie and they come back tomorrow? Why have 3 new players? I sorta guess it was Little Rock when they put NOW in the clue.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2016 #724 of 2978
    busyba

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    1) They recently changed how they handle ties, now there's a sudden death playoff question that you buzz in to win.

    B) If nobody has more than $0, nobody comes back. This was true before they changed the tie rules, and is still the case now.
     
  5. Jan 18, 2016 #725 of 2978
    astrohip

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    Un-effing-believable.

    I can't believe that was a triple stumper, it took me about three seconds. And Randi...anyone who makes it "a true daily double" when you have $200, and could wager $1,000, deserves to fail on FJ too.

    Yeah, $0 is not a winning score, so it wasn't a tie, it was a three way loss. Too bad, as both the champs had potential.
     
  6. Jan 18, 2016 #726 of 2978
    astrohip

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    One for the ages...

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  7. Jan 19, 2016 #727 of 2978
    Wil

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    Interesting to see the application of the loser money rules as well. So, four notable, unusual issues in this episode.
     
  8. Jan 19, 2016 #728 of 2978
    pdhenry

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    I was surprised that they differentiated between second and third place prizes in the consolation money even though all three had the same final score.
     
  9. Jan 19, 2016 #729 of 2978
    WinBear

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    It does make me wonder if the pay outs would have been different if there wasn't 2 returning champions. A really weird scenario would be if 3 new contestants zeroed out and they all paid the lowest consolation prize.
     
  10. Jan 19, 2016 #730 of 2978
    lambertman

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    They've always broken ties by who had the most $ going into FJ!
     
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    Turtleboy

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    The two people who were tied didn't do anything wrong, except miss the question. If third place would have left herself with a dollar, that would have worked too. Has there been a show where someone won with $1?
     
  12. Jan 19, 2016 #732 of 2978
    lambertman

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    Yep
     
  13. Jan 19, 2016 #733 of 2978
    spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    Exactly 23 years ago today.

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    Unfortunately, this Final Jeopardy! clue from 1993 stumped all three contestants. Thanks to a $601 bet on a Daily Double, Air Force Lt. Col. Darryl Scott had a $1 lead heading into the final round over the returning champion. She bet it all, and Darryl bet it all but a dollar. The other contestant, who was a distant third, did not sense the opportunity and regrettably went all-in as well, leaving the final scores $0, $1 and $0.

    And so Darryl Scott retained his $1 lead but nothing else, winning Jeopardy! Show #1932, aired 1993-01-19 with one single buck.
     
  14. Jan 19, 2016 #734 of 2978
    astrohip

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    This is where basic betting strategy is so important. These people are generally very (trivia) smart, but most know nothing about betting. There's a reason you see so many people bet it all but a buck or two, and end up with $2 (and third place). They know if the stars are aligned properly, that $1/2 may just win the game.

    Third place yesterday was just senseless. It wouldn't have won for her in ANY scenario except her being right and the others wrong, in which case a very different wager would have achieved the same. And given her the victory yesterday.
     
  15. Jan 19, 2016 #735 of 2978
    trainman

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    The contestants would have known Monday, January 18, but it would probably have been up to them to make the MLK Day connection.
     
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    zeppo2

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    You're told the week your show will probably air in advance, but you don't really know for sure until after you play your round. A savvy player may have made the connection before tape date, but since he or she wouldn't know which of the five shows being taped that date would be the one, it would be more likely to be forgotten--especially with all the makeup being applied, sound checks, practice games, and nerves.


     
  17. Jan 19, 2016 #737 of 2978
    mattack

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    I'm still way behind, but was spoiled about this..

    Can you risk $0 in FJ? I think I mentioned it earlier in the thread -- I thought in the past year or so, one of the contestants said something along the lines of "I wanted to risk $0, but you wouldn't let me"... at least for a double jeopardy.. and I would think the same would be true for FJ.
     
  18. Jan 19, 2016 #738 of 2978
    Demandred

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    You absolutely can risk $0 in Final Jeopardy.
     
  19. Jan 19, 2016 #739 of 2978
    astrohip

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    You can bet $0 in FJ, but not on a DD.
     
  20. Jan 28, 2016 #740 of 2978
    Turtleboy

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