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Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by waynomo, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Oct 6, 2016 #861 of 1084
    waynomo

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    I just finished the test. I was surprised that it was as easy as it was. Not that I did great, but I was expecting it to be tougher. Several answers I didn't have time to enter the full answer as it took me a bit to figure it out.

    Also I couldn't think of Michael Phelp's name. Ugh. It was asking about an Olympic swimmer from 2016. All I could think of was Mark Spitz. :D

    I feel confident I got over 30 right. I don't think I got 40, but I could be close.

    One of the ones I missed I think the answer was Alexander Calder. By the time I thought of him all I could get in was Cal. I'm guessing that is not enough to get that right. I had at least 2 others like that.

    Still, it was a lot of fun. This was my first time doing it. I hope I remember to do it again next year.

    ETA: I was expecting to be able to only get about 20 right.
     
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  2. Oct 24, 2016 #862 of 1084
    mattack

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    I'm closest to caught up on Jeopardy in quite a while, and am a few episodes past the guy who's now 5th biggest winner ever..

    It was strange that Alex praised the contestant who beat him as being really really smart, since he lost because he bet incorrectly.. (and she lost the next game, which was sad, since I liked her.)
     
  3. Oct 24, 2016 #863 of 1084
    waynomo

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    I forget the topic, but I have to think he must have thought it was a triple miss question.
     
  4. Oct 26, 2016 #864 of 1084
    astrohip

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    Amazingly stupid betting yesterday (Tues Oct 25). First place had more than double 2nd, and 2nd had more than double 3rd. So no chance of anyone changing positions.

    Unless you're in second, and bet it all. You have -zero- chance of winning, but by missing FJ, you drop below 3rd, and give her an extra $1,000.

    Where's the head-slap emoticon on this new board... :fearscream:
     
  5. Nov 17, 2016 #865 of 1084
    astrohip

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    Ok, I know they're kids...but holy moley that was some terrible betting. Second place literally gave away the chance to play for $100K, and so did third.

    Instaget FJ, although I can see how that would be challenging for someone their ages.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2016 #866 of 1084
    Regina

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    Totally agree-as you said in your previous post-if you are in 3rd place, especially when 1st and 2nd are so close (as in tonight's show), BET NOTHING!
    If little Connor had done that tonight, he would have been a finalist!
     
  7. Dec 13, 2016 #867 of 1084
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  8. Dec 13, 2016 #868 of 1084
    lambertman

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    It makes sense to me to wait until her final episode.
     
  9. Dec 13, 2016 #869 of 1084
    Regina

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    I do hope they say something-
    Perhaps on her final ep, as you say-I hadn't thought of that. Thank you!
     
  10. Dec 13, 2016 #870 of 1084
    astrohip

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    I hadn't heard anything until your post. She will always be a Jeopardy! champion.

    *room gets dusty*
     
  11. Dec 14, 2016 #871 of 1084
    Regina

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    It was on her bucket list to be on Jeopardy! and she made it-and she won! And she beat a pretty darn good champ!
    (Who's chopping onions in here?)
     
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  12. Dec 16, 2016 #872 of 1084
    astrohip

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    Wow, Cindy is having an amazing run. A little luck, lots of smarts, and she's one win away from 5-time TOC status.

    What a category yesterday: "Texas". For someone from Austin, does it get any better? Although I can't believe she (and all of them) missed the LBJ triple-stumper.

    Yesterday's FJ was a tough one for me. For some reason, Mad Men never occurred to me. Running thru all the NYC based shows, and I forget the one I watched from Pilot to Finale. :oops: While I was thrilled to see Cindy get it, I was a little disappointed Sara didn't get to continue on. She seemed like a great contestant, well-versed in lots of areas, and had a great attitude. One really tough FJ was all that was standing between her and the eternal fame of being a Jeopardy champ.
     
  13. Dec 16, 2016 #873 of 1084
    Turtleboy

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    I think tonight is #4, not 5.
     
  14. Dec 16, 2016 #874 of 1084
    astrohip

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    You're correct. Getting ready to watch it now. Or whatever part recorded, as in Houston, J comes on as the Pres was freewheeling.
     
  15. Dec 17, 2016 #875 of 1084
    astrohip

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    And *now* she's a four-time champ! What an amazing run.

    NYT article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/16/us/cindy-stowell-jeopardy-death.html?_r=0

    Surprised all three got FJ.
    I got Belize right away, but was stuck for a second country. Ended up going with Guatemala, even though I knew it was wrong. Had I remembered El Salvador, I would have known that was it.

    Looking forward to Monday.
     
  16. Dec 17, 2016 #876 of 1084
    Regina

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    I was surprised too-geography questions (answers) are always tough, and I had to laugh because I was watching with my mother and when the category came up I jokingly said that the answer would be, "These three countries are the only ones in South America which are landlocked but also bordered by three bodies of water..." -- Geography has never been my strong suit and of course this answer would be impossible.
    Then the answer came up and it was regarding two countries in Central America which are bordered by only one ocean.
    WHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?
    Apparently I can somewhat predict the future ;)
    4 days in a row! I hope she makes it to 5!
    ..and she played rugby in college! GO GIRL! :D:D:D
     
  17. Dec 20, 2016 #877 of 1084
    Turtleboy

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    Six days!
     
  18. Dec 20, 2016 #878 of 1084
    Regina

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    ..and over $100K!!!
     
  19. Dec 20, 2016 #879 of 1084
    astrohip

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    Incredible run. Two days in a row she's been the sole FJ get.
     
  20. Dec 21, 2016 #880 of 1084
    Turtleboy

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    The was a nice statement by Alex at the end.
     

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