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Roger Ryan
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Re: Jeopardy!

#26 Post by Roger Ryan » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:12 am

Moe Dickstein wrote:...Plus there's no better feeling than knowing the Final answer when the three of them all miss it...
Exactly. I doubted myself when Trebek said "You shouldn't have gone for the obvious answer" because I thought "John Brown" was the obvious answer!

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Re: Jeopardy!

#27 Post by Moe Dickstein » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:08 pm

Exactly! Lincoln never crossed my mind.

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Re: Jeopardy!

#28 Post by Polybius » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:44 am

Garrison was a pretty good answer. It was the first thing that popped into my mind, but then I moved on to Brown.

I missed the Meet Me In St. Louis question, which filled me with abject shame.

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Re: Jeopardy!

#29 Post by Moe Dickstein » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:43 pm

Chu just keeps getting better and better. Over 44k going into final, and even though Alex tried to goad him into going for the all time one day total (75k) he "just" bet 14 and won for 58,200. So that's $238,200 after 8 days. Even before today's money he was in the top 10 all time Jeopardy! money winners.

For the first time I think we have someone that can really run for a while at this. Maybe not Ken Jennings long, but I don't see why this guy wouldn't get to 20 shows, and the way he plays for high money, maybe even become the all time money winner in regular play, which is (goes to wikipedia) Jennings at $2,520,700 (his one game record was 75k, but someone has done 77k, which I guess Alex or the staff got wrong or Wikipedia did).

This is the most fun I've had watching Jeopardy in a while. I'm kind of looking forward to seeing someone try to take him on, it's going to depend on someone else getting a daily double and making a big balls wager.

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Re: Jeopardy!

#30 Post by domino harvey » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:55 pm


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Re: Jeopardy!

#31 Post by Andre Jurieu » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:29 am

I'm actually surprised that it's taken this long for someone to drop that reference during an actual episode of the show.


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Re: Jeopardy!

#33 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:11 pm

Does anyone know if it's ever happened before? Seems like it would have. And/or has there ever been a Final Jeopardy that had to be canceled because all three contestants were in the red in advance? I at least know there have been rounds where no one came back the next day because all three contestants lost Final Jeopardy, but not sure if it's ever been over before it began!

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Re: Jeopardy!

#34 Post by willoneill » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:57 pm

domino harvey wrote: I at least know there have been rounds where no one came back the next day because all three contestants lost Final Jeopardy, but not sure if it's ever been over before it began!
That doesn't make sense though; it doesn't matter if all three people get Final Jeopardy wrong, because it's still the one with the highest score that moves on. The only times I ever saw no one move on was back in the day when you could only play a maximum of five games.

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Re: Jeopardy!

#35 Post by Andre Jurieu » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:03 pm

I think the overall rule is that you have to finish a round with a positive total to remain in contention. I assume that rule applies even if everyone has a negative score, regardless if one has the highest negative score. Having said that, I've never actually witnessed an episode end without a winner.

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Re: Jeopardy!

#36 Post by ordinaryperson » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:33 pm

Of course it happens on the night I don't watch it. I've always wanted to see that happen. :cry:

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Re: Jeopardy!

#37 Post by Polybius » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:35 pm

I thought Brad had climbed out to safety but he got greedy and pushed his luck.

It got lost a bit in the dreadful splendor of it all but -$6800 has to be among the lowest totals ever, if not the single lowest (even worse than Wolf Blitzer.)

Some background. The three way $0 did happen once before.

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Re: Jeopardy!

#38 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:28 pm



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Re: Jeopardy!

#40 Post by Polybius » Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:27 am

That was sublime.

The fact that the game was played by co-champions in two of the slots just made it all the stranger.

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Re: Jeopardy!

#41 Post by MongooseCmr » Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:55 pm

That seemed like a fairly easy question too. Its always interesting what questions evade all 3 contestants like that. A couple weeks ago none could name the Valentine's Day Massacre despite the clue having the date and the word gangster in it.

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Re: Jeopardy!

#42 Post by Polybius » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:00 am

Watching this show, I have noticed that historical chronology often eludes even seemingly intelligent people.

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Re: Jeopardy!

#43 Post by domino harvey » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:15 pm

A+ Final Jeopardy answer (only funny for US viewers who get those ads every broadcast)


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Re: Jeopardy!

#45 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed May 18, 2016 2:31 pm

I guess Trebek brought up Lara Logan's sexual assault during the "getting to know you" part of the show during this week's "Power Players" round of shows.

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Re: Jeopardy!

#46 Post by CSM126 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:58 pm

I was amused to discover that current champ Nan Bauer is a former employee of The Criterion Collection (as mentioned on her website).

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Re: Jeopardy!

#47 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:07 pm

I just remembered a joke during the Monica Lewinsky scandal that I thought might have been the funniest, "Hillary has heard more 'sorrys' from Bill than told to Pauly Shore on Celebrity Jeopardy!"


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