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Jeopardy #38

Moving on from Ben, Benedict, and Benedick...

by Anonymousreply 121June 3, 2023 10:43 PM

Yet another torturous thirty minutes with tonight’s three contestants.

by Anonymousreply 1May 24, 2023 11:40 PM

Tonight on Jeopardy! Tournament of the Eldernerds!!!

Well, maybe it'll be good to just see a lot of fresh faces each night for awhile.

by Anonymousreply 2May 24, 2023 11:43 PM

I thought Mayim was nobly choosing not to appear to support the WGA strike. Why is she still there?

by Anonymousreply 3May 24, 2023 11:44 PM

I thought the champ was good looking, so I wanted him to win. Shallow? SUE ME!

by Anonymousreply 4May 25, 2023 12:01 AM

I almost nodded off.

by Anonymousreply 5May 25, 2023 12:03 AM

R3: apparently it will take a little while for her to drop out and Ken to appear again.

by Anonymousreply 6May 25, 2023 12:04 AM

[quote]I thought Mayim was nobly choosing not to appear to support the WGA strike. Why is she still there?

R3, these episodes were most likely recorded before the strike began.

by Anonymousreply 7May 25, 2023 12:40 AM

[quote] I thought Mayim was nobly choosing not to appear to support the WGA strike. Why is she still there?

It’s only the last week of the season, which won’t happen for a while.

by Anonymousreply 8May 25, 2023 12:54 AM

It was as if Lee Haw and Jeopardy merged tonight. How dumb do you have to be to qualify?

by Anonymousreply 9May 25, 2023 1:25 AM

This had to be one of the worst episodes ever. Couldn't they have chosen three other zombies ? Unattractive and uneducated - all three of them.

by Anonymousreply 10May 25, 2023 3:14 AM

I was just about to post that tonight's episode seemed like a competition of hillbillies - and then I see R9 essentially beat me to it.

I made the mistake of watching this after the Masters finale, which made it even more of a struggle to get through.

There's nothing like watching a champions double header and then following it the special ed version of the game.

by Anonymousreply 11May 25, 2023 3:20 AM

I think they left clues on the board during both segments because no one could answer a damn question. The dead air during each non-answer felt like forever and ate up a lot of time. It felt as iftThe winner answered maybe five questions correctly and he's the winner?

by Anonymousreply 12May 25, 2023 3:58 AM

The winner appeared to be the worst contestant since Cliff Clavin.

by Anonymousreply 13May 25, 2023 12:33 PM

i was convinced this was a 'practice run' they taped and aired by mistake. This episode was awful !

by Anonymousreply 14May 25, 2023 2:55 PM

R12, clues were left on the board for the second day in a row. The common factor was the idiot champion woman and her taking ten seconds to choose a fucking clue. You’re not shopping for the best deal on baked beans, bitch, pick a clue.

by Anonymousreply 15May 25, 2023 3:02 PM

OP—in this thread we say “Jeopardy!” Not “Jeopardy.”

by Anonymousreply 16May 25, 2023 3:39 PM

What is oops?!

by Anonymousreply 17May 25, 2023 5:19 PM

Where are they finding these contestants? A bus terminal?

by Anonymousreply 18May 25, 2023 5:44 PM

A bus station in the Ozarks, R18.

by Anonymousreply 19May 25, 2023 6:21 PM

Let's put it this way ... on days where it's Champ vs. Potted Plants I know enough right answers right away that the challengers should also. If they could pass the online test, they should in theory know a lot more. Unless it's stage fright, there's really no excuse for runaways because neither challenger rang in.

by Anonymousreply 20May 25, 2023 8:47 PM

Why did daily Jeopardy! episodes disappear from You Tube?

by Anonymousreply 21May 25, 2023 8:48 PM

Ed lives with his mother and collects fridge magnets? Did I hear that correctly?

by Anonymousreply 22May 25, 2023 11:10 PM

I hope not, that sounds too weird.

by Anonymousreply 23May 25, 2023 11:59 PM

Yes, you heard correctly. Unfortunately, the str8 Disney groom prevailed.

by Anonymousreply 24May 26, 2023 12:11 AM

Who should have prevailed, r24? The girl was sweet but rather dim.

by Anonymousreply 25May 26, 2023 1:01 AM

And devoted to Oscar stats.

by Anonymousreply 26May 26, 2023 1:48 AM

Could that dim bulb of a movie lover possibly tell a duller anecdote than the one she told?

I almost nodded off listening to her.

by Anonymousreply 27May 26, 2023 2:29 AM

I liked Meagan. She was pretty, she spoke eloquently and she took up space.

by Anonymousreply 28May 26, 2023 2:54 AM

Her wardrobe choice of a matronly olive green cardigan with nothing under it was weird. I kept thinking, that must be itchy!

by Anonymousreply 29May 26, 2023 4:00 AM

Megan was telegenic. Groundlings was a hard Daily Double.

by Anonymousreply 30May 26, 2023 4:33 AM

Not if you have more than. a nodding acquaintance with Shakespeare. The contestants' struggling with "Bard of Avon" was pretty surprising.

by Anonymousreply 31May 26, 2023 12:38 PM

Megan gave me Fleabag vibes.

by Anonymousreply 32May 26, 2023 1:53 PM

LOL, i ccancel you out , the you cancel me out and the hare wins the race.

by Anonymousreply 33May 26, 2023 11:30 PM

Very stupid wagering! I knew final immediately. They didn't get the Oglethorpe connection to Georgia, lives of Quiet Desperation, nor that GA = gallium?

by Anonymousreply 34May 27, 2023 12:00 AM

That was a really up and down game. Good wagering by the new champ. I couldn't remember Neuralink either...

by Anonymousreply 35May 27, 2023 4:15 AM

Because I was busy watching the Masters Tournament, I once again didn't get around to watching this week's syndicated shows until the weekend.

Last weekend, I binged all five episodes in one session. That was a major mistake! All the shows started blurring together, and lost whatever was fun and special about them by watching five in one sitting.

This weekend, I made a point of watching the five episodes individually with at least 5-6 hours between episodes. That a much more pleasant way to watch the show. It keeps some element of fun and specialness to watch them one at a time, even though I ended up watching five episodes in the space of about 36 hours.

That said, what an awful week of games! This was one of the most boring weeks ever! With some of the dullest contestants I've ever seen on the show! Bland does not even begin to describe this week's contestants!!

The Wednesday show had to be the worst episode of Jeopardy! I've ever watched. I was so bored and so uninterested in these contestants, I thought time was moving in slow motion. Those 18 minutes of game felt like several hours.

Maybe I got spoiled watching the pros play in Masters, but my tolerance was especially low this week. But at least we got rid of Ben "Hi, Mom" Chan.

Here's hoping next week will have more exciting contestants and more thrilling games.

by Anonymousreply 36May 28, 2023 3:29 AM

I like the episode this week where Mayim had to use her best high school Spanish to pronounce the clues.

by Anonymousreply 37May 28, 2023 1:38 PM

What a string of lucky moron champs lately. Terrible performances once again.

by Anonymousreply 38May 29, 2023 9:49 PM

Luckiest bitch alive. Dead former champs are rolling and I do mean rolling in their graves.

by Anonymousreply 39May 29, 2023 11:30 PM

Insanely easy FJ. Travis was cute.

by Anonymousreply 40May 29, 2023 11:58 PM

Jeez. Yes, Travis was cute, but that was an extremely easy FJ that he missed. He would’ve been the champ. Of course he shouldn’t have missed Quaker either.

by Anonymousreply 41May 30, 2023 12:04 AM

I blame Daddy Travis who should have known better. Rockefeller from WV was a bit obscure, but Steinbeck, Red Guard and Pensacola that they missed were all obvious to me.

by Anonymousreply 42May 30, 2023 12:09 AM

Yeah, easy FJ.

Liked all three contestants.

by Anonymousreply 43May 30, 2023 12:27 AM

A FJ so easy a third grader could get it right and Travis stared at that board like it was written in Polish.

And he was hoping to end his family history of losing Jeopardy! players?

by Anonymousreply 44May 30, 2023 2:44 AM

He did worse than both of them, R44! They were both runners-up and Travis came in third place.

by Anonymousreply 45May 30, 2023 3:58 AM

Travis - another cute guy who's ultimately a dim bulb.

There's something irritating about the champ's voice.

And Mayim's blouse - did she wear that on a dare?

I kept trying to remember if that was the same top worn by the kid in the Visconti movie Death in Venice.

by Anonymousreply 46May 30, 2023 4:58 PM

Travis was cute but not the brightest bulb.

Such an easy Final and he missed it. And John Steinbeck too.

Why are we having such a sting of dull and dim contestants?

by Anonymousreply 47May 30, 2023 6:03 PM

In my area the show was pre-empted last night for a holiday concert.

by Anonymousreply 48May 30, 2023 8:48 PM

You didn’t miss much, R48.

by Anonymousreply 49May 30, 2023 8:51 PM

I like the new champ though her FJ response was insane. As was the former champ's.

I guessed the Bloomsbury Group which was a little less insane. I was trying to come up with the Pre-Raphaelites but couldn't remember the term, wrong as it was.

by Anonymousreply 50May 30, 2023 11:38 PM

I got FJ!

by Anonymousreply 51May 30, 2023 11:58 PM

I can't believe I missed "Lake Poets".

New champ's going to be around for a while.

by Anonymousreply 52May 31, 2023 2:29 AM

Not with that FJ answer. Algonquin Group?

by Anonymousreply 53May 31, 2023 2:55 AM

R53 Hmmmm. Well, you know, lake adjacent.

by Anonymousreply 54May 31, 2023 2:59 AM

I said Lake District Poets, which Mayim probably would have nixed. I went to Lake Windemere once in July: if I were a poet the natural beauty would have inspired me to write too.

by Anonymousreply 55May 31, 2023 4:20 AM

Finally! An exciting game after a long streak of dull ones.

I liked both challengers. Glad we have someone who seems to be intelligent in the champion spot.

I had no idea on Final but did know the Eagles!

by Anonymousreply 56May 31, 2023 7:24 AM

I guessed final correctly. Lord, that new champ seems cold, hard, etc. Maybe it's cultural? I do like that she beat the old one.

by Anonymousreply 57May 31, 2023 11:53 AM

Kyle clearly responded “Internet”, not “Intranet”.

by Anonymousreply 58May 31, 2023 9:08 PM

The new champ is a dyke - mark my words.

by Anonymousreply 59May 31, 2023 9:12 PM

First commercial break with two in the red and the winner blowing the DJ back to zero. I do believe we're in for another long episode.

by Anonymousreply 60May 31, 2023 11:07 PM

Kyle is a library branch manager and didn't know FJ?

by Anonymousreply 61May 31, 2023 11:39 PM

[quote]Kyle is a library branch manager and didn't know FJ?

FWIW, he also didn’t know “Cats”. He needs to turn in his library AND gay cards.

by Anonymousreply 62June 1, 2023 12:01 AM

I didn't know Final either. I did know many they blew, including that Greece is not in the Pyranees.

More good luck for Ilhana with dim opponents. She'd get eaten alive in a T o C.

by Anonymousreply 63June 1, 2023 12:02 AM

She'll never get to that point.

by Anonymousreply 64June 1, 2023 12:47 AM

Is there another way to watch Jeopardy episodes? Youtube doesn't seem to show them any more.

by Anonymousreply 65June 1, 2023 1:04 AM

R65, Sure they do, each weekday as early as 1:00 PM Eastern Time.

by Anonymousreply 66June 1, 2023 1:47 AM

R65, I’ve had some luck googling “today’s Jeopardy episode” along with the full day and date. Often the episode — on YouTube — will come up in the Google search even if I can’t get it appear in YouTube directly. It works many times, but definitely isn’t consistent.

by Anonymousreply 67June 1, 2023 2:05 AM

FJ was super easy. It even had the added hint about the Geena Davis Institute (Geena is a former Olympian in archery).

by Anonymousreply 68June 1, 2023 2:26 AM

For some reason I thought Geena was a fencer, and I couldn't think of a fencing movie, so I ran out of time and guessed ... surfing. They all seemed very nice, but Lisa's upspeak would drive me bats if she were my English teacher.

by Anonymousreply 69June 1, 2023 4:27 AM

Once again, three knuckleheads. It looked like they were going to make it a game in double jeopardy, but the incorrect answers and no responses at all sunk that feeling. Together, they reached $10,401 dollars. $18,000 is available on the single jeopardy board alone. The two losers won $401 between them, yet they earned $3000 for the effort. Doesn’t seem right.

by Anonymousreply 70June 1, 2023 4:58 AM

Tonight’s two time winner reminds me of Fraulein Schweiger in the Sound of Music when she keeps bowing her head after a win.

by Anonymousreply 71June 1, 2023 5:09 AM

Lisa got "Cats" before Kyle could buzz in. The ALW clues were all gimmes, and he snuck in one about "Bad Cinderella" even though he promised that the clues would be about his "previous successes on Broadway."

by Anonymousreply 72June 1, 2023 5:33 AM

R72, Well, it’s about to enter the previous column.

““Bad Cinderella,” a revisionist riff on the classic fairy tale, will close on June 4, bringing to an end, at least for the time being, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's 43-year-long streak of shows on Broadway.”

by Anonymousreply 73June 1, 2023 5:51 AM

R72, At least Kyle got “Norma Desmond”.

by Anonymousreply 74June 1, 2023 5:53 AM

Poor Kyle - another doomed gay contestant.

R71 - Ilhana reminds me of the VEEP character Marjorie, the severe-looking girlfriend of Selina Meyer's daughter.

by Anonymousreply 75June 1, 2023 12:02 PM

I thought Ilhana kind of sparked to life yesterday during her interview portion. Then she returned to that “way” she has during the rest of the game.

I liked Kyle and was rooting for him. He was sweet. You can just tell that he is an aggressive power bottom.

by Anonymousreply 76June 1, 2023 12:21 PM

Ilhana is a Bosnian Muslim name. I wonder when she came to the US.

by Anonymousreply 77June 1, 2023 1:02 PM

Kyle was as dumb as a bag of rocks. He should've done better with the ALW questions - should've been first on the buzzer !

I guessed 'boxing' for FJ - wasn't thinking 'Archery' or 'Hunger Games' at all. I was thinking the Hillary Swank movie where she was a boxer.

by Anonymousreply 78June 1, 2023 2:51 PM

Whoops ! Mayim is getting blowback on her 'inconsistent' rules !

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by Anonymousreply 79June 1, 2023 3:08 PM

I wasn't an anti-Bialik fan during the extended audition period. But in the recent shows she is getting more and more "morose" to me: her "no" when someone gets a question wrong.... she pauses a beat, and says "no" with such passive aggressive disapproval, it makes me think she is sending contestants back to their therapists...

by Anonymousreply 80June 1, 2023 3:18 PM

Is it really her call (or KJ's call) to ask the contestant to 'be more specific' with their answer ? I would think it's the producers who are talking into her earpiece or on her monitor in front of her - I doubt the host has that much 'decision making power' .

And Kyle did say 'internet' not 'intranet' on one of his answers, and she ruled correctly (and then corrected him).

By the way, can someone buy Kyle some shoulders or shoulder pads ? His head was about three feet away from his droopy shoulders. Too bad for such a cute guy.

by Anonymousreply 81June 1, 2023 3:22 PM

[QUOTE] I was thinking the Hillary Swank movie where she was a boxer.

Did you really think Million Dollar Baby came out in 2012?

by Anonymousreply 82June 1, 2023 3:41 PM

I thought he said “intranet.” “Internet” would be a remarkably dumb response.

by Anonymousreply 83June 1, 2023 3:57 PM

I was one who could have also sworn Kyle said "internet," but when I played that part back with the closed captioning, it had "intranet."

by Anonymousreply 84June 1, 2023 4:05 PM

R82 I didn't give it much thought at all. I don't really follow what years movies have come out - especially in the era of 'Superhero Movies' of the past 20 years. I just remembered Swank starred - and won an Oscar - playing a boxer. Didn't give much thought past that.

by Anonymousreply 85June 1, 2023 5:02 PM

After an exciting game on Tuesday, we revert back to dull ones on Wednesday. Such uninteresting contestants. Why are we getting this glut of bad contestants?

I had no idea on Final, but did know Andorra was in the Pyrenees.

by Anonymousreply 86June 1, 2023 5:18 PM

[quote] It even had the added hint about the Geena Davis Institute (Geena is a former Olympian in archery).

I seriously doubt that anyone except the most hard-core Geena Davis fans would remember that. It seems obscure. Yes, she’s been somewhat steadily working for the past four decades, but most of her big box office films were ages ago in the 1980s and 1990s.

I think that the inclusion of Geena’s name in the clue threw off the contestants towards A League of Their Own. The two challengers went there with baseball and softball, even though the 2012 date in the clue was 20 years after the film.

by Anonymousreply 87June 1, 2023 6:18 PM

R84, You actually trust the closed captioner’s judgment?

I played it back several times and Kyle absolutely responded “Internet”.

by Anonymousreply 88June 1, 2023 7:19 PM

Certainly sounded like internet to me. I also rewound it and listened to it multiple times.

I thought of League of Their Own for Geena Davis too, as r87 said. But I knew that was an early 90s movie. I had no idea what 2012 film dealt with females and sports, so was stumped by clue.

Never saw Hunger Games and never wanted to see it.

by Anonymousreply 89June 1, 2023 8:10 PM

Instead of archery, I answered ‘Bow & Arrow’. Would they have taken that answer?

by Anonymousreply 90June 1, 2023 11:11 PM

This dude who abused the DJ privilege with his vast lack of knowledge looks like Woody Harrelson if Harrelson were on Prednisone.

by Anonymousreply 91June 1, 2023 11:27 PM

Idiots Delight continues to be the theme of winners on this show. The dumbest of them all are now rising to the top.

by Anonymousreply 92June 1, 2023 11:28 PM

He couldn't get Minuteman with the easy phrasing of that clue??

by Anonymousreply 93June 1, 2023 11:50 PM

Elmer Fudd lives!

by Anonymousreply 94June 1, 2023 11:56 PM

Jared did not deserve that win.

by Anonymousreply 95June 1, 2023 11:58 PM

Along with Minuteman, the verb shanghai is a synonym of kidnap. I feel "macaroon" and "macaron" are not the same thing - two very different cookies!

My first thought was Islamabad, but inferred they were looking for more than "Islamic Republic of ..." as part a country name. I would've put Pakistan, however, to fill the space.

I preferred the new champ over the other challenger, but would've been okay with her defeating the sea dog.

by Anonymousreply 96June 2, 2023 12:05 AM

Eva told the dullest story about where she lives.

by Anonymousreply 97June 2, 2023 12:48 AM

Now we all know why Mayim left two weeks earlier than she was contracted for. She blamed 'the writers strike' but we all know she couldn't take these idiot contestants any longer. She wasted her perfect high school French and Latin for the past few weeks on these morons.

by Anonymousreply 98June 2, 2023 1:07 AM

Lord they were stupid tonight and the stupidest of the three somehow pulled it off.

by Anonymousreply 99June 2, 2023 1:15 AM

I agree that accepting “macaroons’ for “macarons” was disappointing.

by Anonymousreply 100June 2, 2023 1:21 AM

Also why did the previous days keep like ducking and darting around as if she was reading or trying to see the answer somewhere? I almost kind of liked her but her affectations were just too odd.

by Anonymousreply 101June 2, 2023 1:38 AM

Macron is tastier than both.

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by Anonymousreply 102June 2, 2023 4:15 AM

I’m taking a break from the game. I get too frustrated by the lack of knowledge and strategy from many recent contestants.

Today they were selecting $200 and $400 clues when a daily double has yet to be found, and that $1000 clue was all by itself just sitting there. One of the women could have made a bold move and create thousands of dollars of cushion between her and the other before double jeopardy started.

Banging my head against the wall!

by Anonymousreply 103June 2, 2023 5:11 AM

R102, Macron shaves his pits.

by Anonymousreply 104June 2, 2023 9:33 AM

This guy is the oldest contestant yet. Oh wait, it's Biden and today's show is pre-empted.

by Anonymousreply 105June 2, 2023 11:10 PM

So, will this show air on Monday?

by Anonymousreply 106June 2, 2023 11:15 PM

I'm watching on NYC ABC and they started it already in progress. They were already into round two when it came on. It's still on and the "champ" lol, is in the lead.

by Anonymousreply 107June 2, 2023 11:22 PM

Is Jared in a work release program? Is he wearing a prison uniform tonight? Is he the luckiest champ ever?

FJ was so easy!

by Anonymousreply 108June 2, 2023 11:29 PM

Even he can't believe he won. Again.

by Anonymousreply 109June 2, 2023 11:30 PM

That a woman of her age could struggle to come up with A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, especially with all those clues, boggles my mind. And to only bet $1500???

by Anonymousreply 110June 2, 2023 11:45 PM

These people are idiots. Ridiculously easy FJ and two of them miss it.

And Olympus, Ohio?

by Anonymousreply 111June 2, 2023 11:58 PM

Jim Thorpe, PA, anyone? Big Ohio school = Columbus, Yes, kiddies (including the lady from Toronto), Ohio is on Lake Erie. Should've gotten all of them, along with Olympus. W-P AFB I knew, but it was much tougher. Final was easy enough.

Poor Jong, it was like he was occasionally poked with a stick or something to show signs of life. The lady looked younger than 50 to me, but too precocious. I don't share the Jared hate, he's okay with me.

by Anonymousreply 112June 3, 2023 12:16 AM

“What is a bra?”


by Anonymousreply 113June 3, 2023 12:16 AM

I got all of the "State of the Union" answers correct, including Jackie and JFK (since they were married in my home state). FJ was waaaaaaaaaaaay to easy.

Jared deserved the win today - he ran away with the game. Did they shut Jung's buzzer off ? Was he even playing the game ?

by Anonymousreply 114June 3, 2023 1:36 AM

I didn't know Rhode Island, and was torn between Nixon Resigns and President Resigns.

by Anonymousreply 115June 3, 2023 4:02 AM

Thankfully, no one had: BYE DICK

by Anonymousreply 116June 3, 2023 4:22 AM

Yes, R110. She’s behind the leader by $2,000 and she bets $1,500. She lost it right there. She didn’t deserve to win.

by Anonymousreply 117June 3, 2023 4:58 AM

Guessing a Carter Defeated headline for 1974 was also problematic.

by Anonymousreply 118June 3, 2023 4:59 AM

Carter’s election didn’t happen until 1976, and he won that one.

by Anonymousreply 119June 3, 2023 9:05 AM

What is wrong with these people?!

by Anonymousreply 120June 3, 2023 1:29 PM

Jared is a mixed bag. I want to dislike him. He gives off creepy vibes and dresses like a prison escapee. And looks like he hasn't seen a ray of sunshine in his entire life.

But at the same time, he is fairly smart. He came from behind to win on Thursday, despite tanking on two of three Double Jeopardy clues. Gotta admire that. And he did well on Friday too. So, I have to admire him.

Yes Final was incredibly easy.

by Anonymousreply 121June 3, 2023 10:43 PM
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