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Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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

  1. Mar 1, 2018 #1221 of 1296
    waynomo

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    If you're talking about tonight's tie breaker I was wondering about that also.
    Possibilities:

    1. I suppose they could always have one ready in case of a tie.
    2. Since they pause the taping for contestants to select their correct wager they would at least know that there is a chance for a tie before the contestants answer and prepare AT for the possibility.
    3. After the contestants have written out their answers they could signal AT about the tie.
    4. And your suggestion that they edit it that way.
    I would think someone on jboard would know the answer.
     
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  2. Mar 1, 2018 #1222 of 1296
    waynomo

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    Seven...
    It's been at least a few years now.
     
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  3. Mar 2, 2018 #1223 of 1296
    Worf

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    I'm fairly certain they have a tie breaker question all set up and ready. Remember the "game" is already pre-selected before the actual contestants play. So all the categories and answers have been prepared ahead of time prior to taping. There are staff members who are prohibited from interacting with the contestants because all of that is naturally privileged information until they are revealed.

    So it's all prepared and locked in, including the tiebreaker, and all randomized and selected ahead of time. So whether of not it can end up in a tie, the question is already there.

    And for fairness, you want it that way - the computer has chosen the question, there is no favoritism and scores did not influence anything. Remember they aim for a completely clean game, and having it all done ahead of taping means at no point during taping was there an influence on the game.

    It's also why as a contestant, you want to avoid a tie - because there's no preparation for it and the devil you know (FJ) is better than the devil you don't (tie breaker, which could be anything).
     
  4. Mar 2, 2018 #1224 of 1296
    Allanon

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    stellie93

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    I assume that for the contestants there was more time to prepare and breath before the tiebreaker than there was for us. It went so fast it was done before I realized what was happening. :D
     
  6. Mar 2, 2018 #1226 of 1296
    Turtleboy

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    They've always had them in the tournaments where someone has to move on. It used to be when there was a tie in the regular game, both (or in one case, all three) got to move on. Then a few years back they changed the rules, but this was the first tiebreaker since they did so.

    Since they changed the rules, people would bet to win instead of betting to tie. It used to be ok to bet to tie because you could still move on. It was a weird bet.

    Also, nice clue writing by the judges:

    Her April decision to call a snap Parliamentary election proved less than brilliant on June 8.

    Who is May?
     
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  7. Mar 3, 2018 #1227 of 1296
    Worf

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    Yeah. I like how some clues are written so they can be attacked multiple ways. If you don't know answer directly, there can be enough clues to make a fairly good guess just by looking at the wordplay and puns.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2018 #1228 of 1296
    Regina

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    Anyone take the online test last night or tonight? There's still time to take it tomorrow night!

    I filmed my test with my phone so I could check my answers-I got 33/50. Not bad but I don't suppose I will be getting a call-

    Oh, well, it's fun to take the test anyway! :D
     
  9. Mar 8, 2018 #1229 of 1296
    astrohip

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    How did y'all do on the "J" country question?

    I'll spoilerize even though you shouldn't read this thread if you're not current...
    I immediately knew Java, and within a few seconds came to Japan & Jordan.

    Then before the clock ended, I realized Java wasn't a country, and had no idea on the third J. I'm pretty sure given another minute or two, I still wouldn't have come to Jamaica.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2018 #1230 of 1296
    Turtleboy

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    I think the general rule of the thread is post day spoilers are allowed. I instantly knew Jordan, but couldn't think of Jamaica or Japan. And I'm going to Japan later this year!
     
  11. Mar 8, 2018 #1231 of 1296
    waynomo

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    Seven...
    It's funny how many could come up with one, but not the others. I immediately thought of Japan and drew a blank on the others.
     
  12. Mar 8, 2018 #1232 of 1296
    waynomo

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    Several days ago the final Jeopardy clue was about Citizen Kane. They were looking for Orson Welles. Do you think "Welles" would have been accepted as correct?
     
  13. Mar 8, 2018 #1233 of 1296
    Turtleboy

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    I think so, as there aren't any other notable Welleses. I can see a situation where they are looking for Audrey Hepburn where "Hepburn" alone isn't correct because of Katherine.
     
  14. Mar 8, 2018 #1234 of 1296
    pdhenry

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    I couldn't get Jordan, even with the "nearly landlocked" hint.

    I confess that the first island that came to me was Java and it took too long to decide it wasn't the name of a country. Japan was quick and I got Jamaica after discarding Java.
     
  15. Mar 8, 2018 #1235 of 1296
    Regina

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    Jamaica came to me immediately and I blanked on the other two-I think that they could have asked for two of the three (yes, I realize I still would have lost, LOL) instead of all three-just my 2 cents-
     
  16. Mar 8, 2018 #1236 of 1296
    waynomo

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    hehe. I was also thinking of H. G. Welles. I've always gotten those 2 confused, but I don't think I ever will again since I now realize that the SciFi writer is H. G. Wells with no second "e."
     
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    Tonight's Perfect Responses for Jeopardy category made me think of a good answer/question.

    This internet service tells you who owns a domain name.​

    What is whois?
     
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    Would have been accepted without "what is".
     
  19. DevdogAZ

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    No mention of the fact that Mike TeeVee from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was a contestant?
     
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    Kudos to those who could see the resemblance!
     

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