Continue your discussion of each day's Jeopardy game here.
|by Anonymous||reply 358||October 3, 2023 11:59 PM|
Link to the previous thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||July 11, 2023 5:38 PM|
And here we all are.
Question - as someone who only started watching Jeopardy a couple of years ago (I mean since I was kid with Art Fleming), did Ken Jennings go through a great makeover when he started hosting? The shots we see of him in the opening credits montage when he was a contestant make him look rather like a frightened earthworm. He's very dapper now.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||July 11, 2023 5:43 PM|
Jeopardy! has been having an ongoing issue with poorly written clues in the past year or so. This is happening under the reign of EP Michael Davies.
Back when Harry Friedman was EP, we never had poorly worded clues. Of course back then, Alex spent part of his morning reading over the clues and going to the writers with questions and comments. They sometimes reworded the clues less than an hour before showtime.
But all that's not happening anymore. Davies is more interested in turning Jeopardy! into a sport and discussing all the various player statistics than he is in making sure the clues are proper and correct and worded in such a way that there is no room for misinterpretation or confusion.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||July 11, 2023 5:44 PM|
Oh, Alex. The fates are cruel.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||July 11, 2023 5:46 PM|
I hope the new fit fat champ doesn’t show us his surgical scars.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||July 11, 2023 5:48 PM|
As if Mayim was going to spend her mornings reading over all the clues...
|by Anonymous||reply 6||July 11, 2023 5:48 PM|
From the previous thread:
[quote]But here's the thing - If you asked: Who was Claude Monet? It's very clearly a reasonable question that would elicit the response in the clue. Manet doesn't need to be mentioned at all.
I don't really understand that logic, but at any rate: Manet absolutely DID need to be mentioned, because the clue was asking for the similar names of TWO men. In fact, that was the main point of the clue, that the names "Monet" and 'Manet' are so similar -- and if both names weren't given in the answer, that point wouldn't have been made.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||July 11, 2023 5:54 PM|
A clue is poorly worded clue if even ONE person is confused by what the clue is asking for.
The fact that TWO contestants and dozens of people here were confused by last night's Final is a strong indication of how poorly worded that clue really was.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||July 11, 2023 5:59 PM|
[quote]A clue is poorly worded clue if even ONE person is confused by what the clue is asking for.
Well, that's certainly not true. It happens quite often that contestants misread exactly what the clue is asking for. I'm pretty sure that happened at least one other time in the game we're discussing right now.
I wouldn't say this clue was "poorly worded, I would say it could have been worded a bit more clearly. But ultimately, "these two men" meant they were looking for two names, regardless of how the rest of the clue read.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||July 11, 2023 6:40 PM|
Girls! Girls! You’re both beating that poor dead horse.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||July 11, 2023 6:42 PM|
R2: he's twice as old now as he was back then! Really can't compare the images.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||July 11, 2023 7:40 PM|
Did the champ mention the gender of his partner?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||July 11, 2023 7:49 PM|
Who was Claude Monet?
At the 1865 Paris Art Salon, the elder of these 2 men said if the younger were successful, it would be "because his name sounds like mine."
|by Anonymous||reply 13||July 11, 2023 8:45 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 14||July 11, 2023 8:49 PM|
[quote]Who was Claude Monet? At the 1865 Paris Art Salon, the elder of these 2 men said if the younger were successful, it would be "because his name sounds like mine."
I hope you are not suggesting that either "Monet" or "Manet" (whichever one was actually older) would be a a correct response, because again, and hopefully for the last time, the clue is clearly asking for the names of "these two men."
|by Anonymous||reply 15||July 11, 2023 9:37 PM|
Tonight’s Justin looks like a morphing of James Taylor and Woody Harrelson.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||July 11, 2023 9:57 PM|
And I was just developing the sweetest crush on James.....
Love his accent!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||July 11, 2023 11:29 PM|
I'm happy with the outcome and knew final. Leadville, CO and According to Hoyle seemed obvious to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||July 11, 2023 11:59 PM|
"of these two men" is a prepositional phrase, subordinate to "the elder said if the younger were successful, it would be "because his name sounds like mine."
That's where the confusion is.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||July 12, 2023 12:01 AM|
R19, what you wrote may be true grammatically, but regardless "these two men" was the answer required.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||July 12, 2023 12:08 AM|
R19 exactly! Some people interpreted the word “elder” as the subject of the sentence, some interpreted “these two men” as the subject. They seriously don’t have anyone editing these things for clarity?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||July 12, 2023 1:29 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 22||July 12, 2023 1:44 AM|
Another one day wonder. Don't the reruns start next week?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||July 12, 2023 2:49 AM|
R7, 9, 15, 20 sounds like he's a lot of fun at parties. Give it a rest already!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||July 12, 2023 4:34 AM|
I guessed Hong Kong because I couldn't think of anything else. I missed Irving Berlin too; did not know he was born in Russia. I did get the Gillian Flynn and Ray Bradbury book clues. Entertaining game, but bye to James from Penny Lane.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||July 12, 2023 4:58 AM|
[quote]Some people interpreted the word “elder” as the subject of the sentence, some interpreted “these two men” as the subject.
But "some people" were wrong to interpret the word "elder" as the subject of the sentence, as that word was used only as an adjective to describe one of "these two men." For the correct answer to have been only the name of the elder of the two, the clue would have had to have been written as something like "this elder of two men....." Sorry I can't explain it any more clearly than that, so really, I will now drop the subject.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||July 12, 2023 6:07 AM|
Someone is on the spectrum...
|by Anonymous||reply 27||July 12, 2023 7:21 AM|
DIRECTOR OF ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL Justin will never live down that he didn’t know Irving Berlin wrote “God Bless America”.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||July 12, 2023 10:49 AM|
But isn't he the new champ, r28?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||July 12, 2023 12:26 PM|
He is the new champ, R29, but I kind of wanted him to lose after he missed the Irving Berlin question. I think it's very well known that Irving Berlin was a Russian Jewish immigrant, especially among people who work in the music field.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||July 12, 2023 1:33 PM|
My grandmother was vehemently anti-Russian and would go nuts when White Christmas came on the radio. "Turn that Israel Baylin shit off!"
|by Anonymous||reply 31||July 12, 2023 2:23 PM|
Considering that Berlin was Jewish, and considering the circumstances and the age at which he and his family left Russia, it was kinda stupid of your grandmother to hate him because she was anti-Russian
|by Anonymous||reply 32||July 12, 2023 2:51 PM|
AND we now have a new entry for biggest jackass eve on Jeopardy.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||July 12, 2023 9:57 PM|
Aw, she's fun.
How old are you, anyway, r33?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||July 12, 2023 11:10 PM|
Final another giveaway. Did others find these that they missed obvious: Highgate Cemetery, Caligula, Trajan, Caracalla, Abu Dhabi, and canoe?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||July 13, 2023 12:31 AM|
During Double Jeopardy I felt Ken had a cartoon bubble over his head that said, "Well this sure ain't the Masters Tournament." At least they all knew FJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||July 13, 2023 4:36 AM|
I suspect Jenna Bush Hager may have skimmed the Sparks Notes for "The Bluest Eye" once, 20 years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||July 13, 2023 6:52 AM|
So many missed questions last night!
This definitely wasn't the Masters Tournament.
But after all those missed questions, Final was so easy!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||July 13, 2023 5:05 PM|
How could Dennis blow Final like that? Much as Ken used the term "blown up", it's been established that it was electrical failure, not the evil Spanish, at fault.
Reposado tequila anyone? Creche is also used in Britain, I believe?
Itai has become officially annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||July 14, 2023 12:02 AM|
I got the FJ.
And the Main wasn't wasn't blown up by the Spanish, it was blown up by our own government in order to start the war.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||July 14, 2023 2:31 AM|
[quote]Itai has become officially annoying.
I hadn't seen the previous game, so this was my first encounter with him, and I found him so annoying throughout that I really wanted him to lose. I wonder if anyone who works for the show has spoken with him about how, EVERY TIME he buzzes in, he starts giving his response before Ken has finished calling his name?
Also, I really don't think "Lady Day" should have been accepted as a correct answer for that one question. The title of the movie was LADY SINGS THE BLUES, not LADY DAY, and the category was obviously dealing with movie titles, not title character names. Anyone with me on this?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||July 14, 2023 3:03 AM|
R41 Agreed. They accept that answer, but not “The Ugly Americans” instead of “The Ugly American”? I’d be OK with them rejecting both answers but at least be consistent.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||July 14, 2023 3:12 AM|
There was a TV documentary called "Lady Day" about Holiday, so they probably had to accept that as an alternative to "Lady Sings the Blues." I thought it was a decent game, and Ittai doesn't get on my nerves; he just seems a bit awkward and/or nervous.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||July 14, 2023 4:30 AM|
[quote]There was a TV documentary called "Lady Day" about Holiday, so they probably had to accept that as an alternative to "Lady Sings the Blues."
Thanks, I guess you're right about that. I suppose a one-hour TV documentary is technically a "movie" even though most people would not use that word to describe it.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||July 14, 2023 12:56 PM|
Ittai has a frentic energy about him. Very annoying. Was hoping Dennis would knock him out.
Never heard of the Battleship Washington. Sorry Dennis didn't remember the Maine.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||July 14, 2023 5:14 PM|
In any case, nice to see a game where all 3 contestants are competent for a change, even if they missed a few easy questions.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||July 14, 2023 7:24 PM|
Maine was one of the easiest FJ in a long time. (Dennis blew it for sure. I was pulling him.) Though I actually thought the game itself was on fairly difficult.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||July 14, 2023 7:28 PM|
Handsome new champ. Guessed right for FJ, but a total fluke.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||July 14, 2023 11:58 PM|
Same here regarding Final. Would love to see a game where he beats Amy, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||July 15, 2023 12:18 AM|
Good riddance to Ittai, who was exceptionally annoying. I like the new champ a lot, and he seemed very knowledgeable in a variety of categories.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||July 15, 2023 12:20 AM|
Daniel was very fast on the buzzer and with his answers (and has a great voice). But Jack London wasn't a good guess for FJ, as Ken commented, because he was dead when the book was written in 1930.
This is a good article about "Murder at Full Moon," which remains unpublished.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||July 15, 2023 4:46 AM|
[quote] But Jack London wasn't a good guess for FJ, [bold] as Ken commented [/bold]
That’s the exact opposite of Ken’s comment. He actually said, “that’s a good guess.”
|by Anonymous||reply 52||July 15, 2023 10:04 AM|
R52, You're reading R51's comment incorrectly.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||July 15, 2023 10:27 AM|
The only reason I guessed FJ correctly was the central California clue. But it was a long shot.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||July 15, 2023 11:26 AM|
Ken would NEVER say “that wasn’t a good guess.”
|by Anonymous||reply 55||July 16, 2023 12:48 AM|
Thank goodness for Daniel!
He's smart and handsome. More importantly, he spared us the misery having to deal with Ittai and his annoying frenetic energy anymore. Bravo Daniel. Job well done!
I guessed Steinbeck for Final purely because of the Central California coast reference.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||July 16, 2023 1:02 AM|
Yeeesh, Daniel. Apparently you hit all of your best categories on Friday.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||July 17, 2023 9:17 PM|
Napoleon? Where do they get these contestants???
|by Anonymous||reply 58||July 17, 2023 11:58 PM|
How much more stupidity do we have to go before summer break?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||July 18, 2023 12:35 AM|
I'm shocked that none of them knew Los Alamos.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||July 18, 2023 12:53 AM|
[quote] How much more stupidity do we have to go before summer break?
Season 39 of Jeopardy! wraps up on July 28, 2023. Summer reruns kick off on July 31, 2023. Of course, depending on the writer’s strike those reruns may last a long time.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||July 18, 2023 1:02 AM|
I was rooting for the Grandpa/former hippie.
And I would have guessed toilet for the duChamp clue but would have had no idea how to "expand" on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||July 18, 2023 1:14 AM|
I couldn't remember Seward, so guessed Juneau.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||July 18, 2023 4:09 AM|
Daniel kept guessing and lost almost $10,000. Don’t guess on the big money clues!
|by Anonymous||reply 64||July 18, 2023 5:27 AM|
Why would Jeopardy be affected by the writer's strike? What, Ken can't ad-lib?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||July 18, 2023 2:26 PM|
R65, PLEASE tell us you're joking.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||July 18, 2023 2:29 PM|
Jeopardy!’s writers write the game itself, not the host’s commentary.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||July 18, 2023 2:36 PM|
Yeah, the clues don’t magically appear on the board. Someone had to write them — and occasionally make them unclear.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||July 18, 2023 2:40 PM|
That shrug of David’s after each response is annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||July 18, 2023 10:22 PM|
Oh I find it endearing.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||July 18, 2023 11:06 PM|
Once it twice may be considered endearing. Every damn time is annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||July 18, 2023 11:10 PM|
It won't matter any more, r71.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||July 18, 2023 11:30 PM|
R72, I said David. Not Daniel. It’s certainly going to matter tomorrow since he’s going to be back and Daniel isn’t.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||July 19, 2023 12:01 AM|
I can't keep my Davids and Daniels straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||July 19, 2023 3:11 AM|
They all did OK. David may have some staying power. Fyodor was pretty tough, and I blanked on FJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||July 19, 2023 4:37 AM|
Good game. Good to seem some competitive players. Really enjoyed it.
Final seemed incredibly easy!
|by Anonymous||reply 76||July 19, 2023 5:06 PM|
I thought that woman’s story about her fear of whales was hysterical. I loved her sense of humor. I wanted her to win but she botched those Daily Doubles.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||July 19, 2023 5:42 PM|
Final was pointless.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||July 19, 2023 6:48 PM|
A coverall and a jumpsuit are exactly the same thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||July 19, 2023 11:12 PM|
Champion looks like a young Ming the Merciless.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||July 20, 2023 1:05 AM|
Close-ups are not NuChamp’s friend. The further away the camera is from his face, the better for him (and us).
|by Anonymous||reply 81||July 20, 2023 1:33 AM|
David the Merciless looks like he does midnight drag and, for the showstopper, rips off the wig to reveal his bald head.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||July 20, 2023 2:32 AM|
R80 I was thinking Anton LaVey, Church of Satan....
|by Anonymous||reply 83||July 20, 2023 2:32 AM|
I guessed correctly with Picasso but didn't know which artwork of his...
|by Anonymous||reply 84||July 20, 2023 2:59 AM|
I thought Guernica was easily the correct response.
OTOH those LL clues the lady blazed through.....I couldn't begin to guess even though the responses were obvious once she guessed them correctly.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||July 20, 2023 3:15 AM|
I guessed FJ right away,
Still don’t know how to pronounce the damn thing, though. And I speak español!
|by Anonymous||reply 86||July 20, 2023 3:33 AM|
Coveralls are not fashion. They’re work clothes.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||July 20, 2023 4:16 AM|
I was gripped by tall drink of water Sean. If it is proportional, i’d be gripping a cock larger than I can comfortably handle. Me thinks a large, thick blond bush is there, as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||July 20, 2023 5:41 AM|
R88, What about the 6’10” opera singer son?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||July 20, 2023 6:59 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 90||July 20, 2023 7:09 AM|
I'd be on knees for him in two minutes, R88.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||July 20, 2023 7:26 AM|
Good game tonight. I liked all the players, but yes, David does have that Ming the Merciless quality about him.
I figured Final had to do with Picasso, but had no idea of the name of the painting.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||July 20, 2023 7:41 AM|
My first guess was "Nude Descending a Staircase," just like the female contestant was trying to name.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||July 20, 2023 11:57 AM|
1937 World’s Fair and German critic were key.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||July 20, 2023 12:47 PM|
I have heard it pronounced as both "Gerhnica" and "Gwernica." Not sure which is correct.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||July 20, 2023 5:26 PM|
Ah, alas no more Ming the Merciless and his silly little shrugs when he chose a category/clue and when he answered a question.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||July 21, 2023 1:46 AM|
R95 In between. The ue diphthong in Spanish, like green as a color, is tricky. E.g, guerrero - a warrior, or a state in Mexico - same sound. Hard for English speakers to nail.
I missed FJ.... usually I'd get a Byron clue. But Ming deserved to lose on Leviathan, not a poem at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||July 21, 2023 2:30 AM|
LOVED Tula! She had a strong start but a weak second half. But then she was the only one with the correct answer for FJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||July 21, 2023 2:47 AM|
Three young male contestants to finish off the week.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||July 21, 2023 3:59 AM|
I liked David; guess he should have either wagered more in those Daily Doubles or less in FJ. Toula went to North Plainfield, NJ High School, but has a lilting accent that is anything but Joisey.
Ken always seems to be apologizing to contestants who give the wrong answer now.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||July 21, 2023 4:17 AM|
Happy that Ken offered the Don Juan work pronounced with a hard "J".
|by Anonymous||reply 101||July 21, 2023 12:17 PM|
Then Ken went on to say Juan instead of Joo-un with the next contestant. I wanted to know about her accent, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||July 21, 2023 2:55 PM|
Ken saying, "I'm sorry" when he declares an answer wrong is annoying as hell. He only started doing in recently. I think just since the Masters tournament. The "I'm sorry" makes him come across as weak.
I enjoyed Thursday's game. Really liked Tula. After a great first half, she did so poorly in the second. Such a shame. But she did have a little surge at the end and she got Final.
I'm know little about British poetry so assumed I would be wrong on Final. Only 19th Century poem I could even think of was Rime of Ancient Mariner.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||July 21, 2023 5:57 PM|
It would help to know the Mozart opera DON GIOVANNI since the title character ends up in Hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||July 21, 2023 6:10 PM|
What should Ken say?
That was dumb!
|by Anonymous||reply 105||July 21, 2023 6:12 PM|
The "I'm sorry. No" is recent and annoying. Not sure why he decided he had to say "I'm sorry" before each wrong answer. He went 2+ years without saying it.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||July 21, 2023 6:14 PM|
I like “I’m sorry.” I find the idea that it makes him sound weak rather odd.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||July 21, 2023 6:47 PM|
Saying "I'm sorry" once when a contestant is really struggling for an answer is one thing.
Saying it after every incorrect answer is something else entirely.
Ken's now saying it virtually every time he rules an answer incorrect, so it has lost all meaning.
It all started during the Masters, when one of the contestants would struggle to come up with an answer but it was still wrong, Ken started saying "I'm sorry." It was a nice gesture toward the Masters. It came off well and showed Ken had empathy with fellow trivia experts who couldn't quote get to the right answer in time.
But now that he's routinely saying it to non-Masters contestants, it has lost all shreds of being sincere. Just comes across as weak and trite. Insincere.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||July 21, 2023 7:04 PM|
Okay . . . Who gets to have Taylor deep inside them first?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||July 21, 2023 9:04 PM|
I absolutely love Ben. You can have Taylor.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||July 22, 2023 12:45 AM|
Taylor is a block of wood.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||July 22, 2023 12:53 AM|
I’ll take my winning, well traveled, athletic block of wood!
|by Anonymous||reply 112||July 22, 2023 12:59 AM|
I liked both Ben and the low key Taylor.
I can understand the dislike of Ken's "I'm sorry."
I never really noticed it that much, but now that it's been brought up it'll probably now get on my nerves in the future.
In contrast, I prefer Mayim's almost punitive "NO!" when a contestant responds incorrectly.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||July 22, 2023 1:08 AM|
Do they have enough for Tournament of Champions? I can't remember that many who were on a roll.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||July 22, 2023 1:36 AM|
If they don't, they could always do Second Chance for Dummies as a prelude to TOC.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||July 22, 2023 1:39 AM|
Taylor’s 2019 wedding.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||July 22, 2023 1:57 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 117||July 22, 2023 2:00 AM|
Taylor is probably a MAGA.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||July 22, 2023 3:45 AM|
Taylor, not Gosling, should have played Ken. But Ben was more my type. It wasn't a great game, but I hate to bitch when my math skills were as lacking as Nik and Ben's.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||July 22, 2023 4:20 AM|
[quote]Saying "I'm sorry" once when a contestant is really struggling for an answer is one thing. Saying it after every incorrect answer is something else entirely. Ken's now saying it virtually every time he rules an answer incorrect, so it has lost all meaning.
But is he really saying it "virtually every time he rules an answer incorrect?" Seems to me he just chooses "I'm sorry" as one of several options of what to say after an incorrect response by a contestant. Mayim's "No" does sound a bit harsh to me. Of course, "Incorrect" is another option, but I'm not sure if anyone uses that one.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||July 22, 2023 5:50 AM|
Taylor Claggett is a very literary name. Remember that Claggett was the villain who held subconscious carnal desires for Billy Budd.
PS. He looks a lot less wooden to me with a beard.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||July 22, 2023 11:50 AM|
No. Sorry, that was Claggart. So close.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||July 22, 2023 12:15 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 123||July 22, 2023 1:25 PM|
Taylor showed a bit of chest hair in his open collar on Friday. It got my mind racing.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||July 22, 2023 10:42 PM|
Oooooh. The plans to attempt to stage the TOC despite the Writers Guild strike — using recycled clues — is not going over well with the tournament participants. Ray LaLonde wrote a letter saying no thanks, but he stands with union. Cris Pannullo, Hannah Wilson, Ben Chan, and Troy Meyer have all said they stand with Ray and will not cross the picket line.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||July 23, 2023 12:18 AM|
[quote] Ray LaLonde wrote a letter saying no thanks, but he stands with union.
The only positive to come out of the writer’s strike is that it spares us from the smug, glib Ray LaLonde.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||July 23, 2023 1:10 AM|
Oh god, I had forgotten about Smug Ray. He was awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||July 23, 2023 9:15 PM|
Taylor does the same swaying as Ray but nobody seems to be complaining this time.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||July 24, 2023 11:40 PM|
I don't like the vibe of that American flag pin on Taylor's lapel.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||July 24, 2023 11:41 PM|
I'm not fond of it either, R129. He strikes me as closeted though; we'd have heard of a wife or kids by now otherwise, no?
I don't know much about theater and film, but got Final by the time Ken finished reading the question.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||July 25, 2023 12:00 AM|
Taylor scores another win. His competitors did not seem particularly strong.
A flag pin is always suspect unless it’s worn by a known Democratic politician.
If Taylor is a Rethug, he hasn’t contributed to any political campaigns.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||July 25, 2023 12:27 AM|
R130, His wedding photo is at R116.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||July 25, 2023 12:31 AM|
Looks like Taylor had a hair lip repaired.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||July 25, 2023 2:19 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 134||July 25, 2023 2:35 AM|
Damned voice input. Yes, harelip.
Also, Ian has a walleye.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||July 25, 2023 3:29 AM|
I liked that he was smart enough to bet $100 twice on Daily Doubles in categories out of his range. And he got FJ, which seemed so obvious after I got it wrong...
|by Anonymous||reply 136||July 25, 2023 4:13 AM|
I told you he’s a MAGA.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||July 25, 2023 1:44 PM|
Taylor's swaying isn't as pronounced as Ray's.
In fact I didn't notice it until last night's game.
Ray in contrast practically whirled.
And he had that look that made some of us want to slap the shit out of him.
Plus he kept winning and it seemed like he would never leave.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||July 25, 2023 5:03 PM|
Jeopardy! may have jumped the shark during tonight’s interview segment.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||July 25, 2023 7:06 PM|
When will they begin taping Season 40 episodes?
|by Anonymous||reply 140||July 25, 2023 9:49 PM|
They can’t cross a picket line. It would ruin them.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||July 25, 2023 9:57 PM|
Taylor!!!! How could you be so dumb?
|by Anonymous||reply 142||July 25, 2023 11:30 PM|
Good riddance to Taylor.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||July 25, 2023 11:59 PM|
R142, Didn’t he realize “star” is not a compound word?
|by Anonymous||reply 144||July 26, 2023 12:04 AM|
Andrew's specs + haircut a hard NO! Taylor just had no personality. So, I'm fine with the outcome.
Is this the end of the season, or are there still new episodes next week?
|by Anonymous||reply 145||July 26, 2023 12:08 AM|
R145, Taylor had personality, but he also had a game face.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||July 26, 2023 12:15 AM|
Why did Andrew wager so little?
|by Anonymous||reply 147||July 26, 2023 12:55 AM|
Taylor looked like Patrick Bateman tonight, if you squinted a little bit, but then you saw the tie. Did a three year old tie that tie?
|by Anonymous||reply 148||July 26, 2023 3:00 AM|
[quote] Is this the end of the season, or are there still new episodes next week?
This is the end of the season. No more new episodes next week.
And, no, they can’t cross the picket line. They’ve got almost four decades of shows they can run.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||July 26, 2023 3:21 AM|
I thought FJ was shining star. Superstar just didn’t occur to me and I have to say I’m feeling pretty stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||July 26, 2023 3:30 AM|
I came up with megastar. Guess I would have lost.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||July 26, 2023 3:51 AM|
I didn’t like it when he pressed his buzzer and then waited a second or two to answer, as if he had extra time to think about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||July 26, 2023 4:08 AM|
Easy peasy FJ
|by Anonymous||reply 153||July 26, 2023 4:17 AM|
R150 shining star is way too obvious and too easy to be accurate
|by Anonymous||reply 154||July 26, 2023 4:17 AM|
Megastar was a good guess; shining star isn't a compound word.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||July 26, 2023 5:10 AM|
I always thought Andy Warhol was given credit for coining or popularizing superstar.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||July 26, 2023 6:16 AM|
Superstar was clearly the correct and easy response. It couldn't have been more obvious and it was mighty peculiar that Taylor could get as far as Star and not see that he needed Super (or at least Mega) to precede it.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||July 26, 2023 12:29 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 158||July 26, 2023 3:25 PM|
[quote]I always thought Andy Warhol was given credit for coining or popularizing superstar.
The clue said the association with actors and sports players came later. Warhol was one of the ones the helped with that association.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||July 26, 2023 5:39 PM|
Glad to be rid of Taylor. So stoic. Couldn't even be bothered to smile during the intros. And he missed a super-easy Final.
I like Julie. Liked that she had the Scrabble tile from her grandmother. That was a nice story.
Not sure what to think about Andrew and his extra long tongue. That's one of interesting tidbits he revealed to the contestant coordinator? On another note, he was certainly pinging my gaydar.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||July 26, 2023 6:16 PM|
I thought Taylor was sexy as hell. Given the thickness of his beard in a previously posted photo, I’m imagining an array of body hair all over his athletic body.
I’m sure Andrew’s tongue has seen a lot of action over the years.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||July 26, 2023 6:58 PM|
Our little nun with the Scrabble square isn't faring so well against these 2 strong challengers so far.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||July 26, 2023 11:13 PM|
Easy peasy FJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||July 26, 2023 11:26 PM|
Decent players today but timid bettors.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||July 27, 2023 12:00 AM|
Would've been happy with any of them winning. Now I'm curious about the Final question book - anyone familiar with it?
|by Anonymous||reply 165||July 27, 2023 12:11 AM|
La bohème is based on Henry Murger's novel Scenes de la vie de Bohème. Four struggling bohemians – a poet, a painter, a musician and a philosopher are living together in Paris, when one freezing Christmas Eve their lives are changed forever.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||July 27, 2023 2:12 AM|
La Boheme was the only French opera I could think of..
|by Anonymous||reply 167||July 27, 2023 4:19 AM|
And yet it's written in Italian.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||July 27, 2023 12:16 PM|
^^^ Thank you, Leopold.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||July 27, 2023 2:14 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 170||July 27, 2023 2:22 PM|
Is our new champ a cookie sniffer?
|by Anonymous||reply 171||July 27, 2023 2:41 PM|
R171, That cannot be his natural hair color.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||July 27, 2023 2:43 PM|
HIs stud earring is so 1989.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||July 27, 2023 2:45 PM|
His hair is ridiculous.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||July 27, 2023 2:48 PM|
Lucas Partridge is a strange bird. While the other two looked like they were having fun, Lucas was so stiff and serious about the game. Everytime I saw him, he looked solely focused on the winning the game and completely uninterested in what was happening around him. I guess he needs a few drinks in him (from one of the 50 states) to loosen up.
His hair? Clearly Miss Clairol. The earing? Clearly 30 years ago.
La Boheme was clearly the answer to another super-easy Final.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||July 27, 2023 6:29 PM|
Can't believe they didn't know Lafitte, The Little Foxes or Ralph Lauren.
I'd love to see Zach's hairy chest.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||July 27, 2023 11:24 PM|
Final was easy peasy. She lost me at the nose piercings.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||July 27, 2023 11:59 PM|
I’m so glad that Lucas matched his hair color to that jacket he was wearing. I find him tedious, so I was rooting for the doctor. Although, to be fair these three missed a LOT of questions in Double Jeopardy. They all just stood there like statues.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||July 28, 2023 1:56 AM|
I like cheese!
|by Anonymous||reply 179||July 28, 2023 2:09 AM|
Zach looked like he was sedated, not having fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||July 28, 2023 4:05 AM|
I was frustrated because I knew most of the answers to the questions none of the three of them knew. I hate when that much money is uncollected.
If he wins his third game on the next show, and the season is over. Would he qualify for the T of C since no one has won three games in the last months of the season?
|by Anonymous||reply 181||July 28, 2023 8:43 AM|
No R181. He comes back next season. If he wins five combined between the two seasons he makes the TOC the following season.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||July 28, 2023 1:26 PM|
If they go ahead with their plan, the producers will open the season with recycled answers and he'll get the same ones wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||July 28, 2023 2:38 PM|
I'm not liking Lucas either. He seems stiff and boring. He's solely focused on the game and unaware of the people playing beside him.
Lets hope he's knocked out before he gets to his 5th win. But if he does come back for the new season, who knows what hair color he will have applied by then.
Lots of unanswered clues. And the French Foreign Legion was very obvious for Final.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||July 28, 2023 5:01 PM|
[quote]If they go ahead with their plan, the producers will open the season with recycled answers and he'll get the same ones wrong.
The producers are obligated by contract to send shows to the 150+ stations which air Jeopardy! each weekday.
They essentially have two choices until the writers strike is over -- send out old shows that have already aired or create new shows with clues that have already been used.
They've chosen to recycle previously used clues. But these clues may very well be from the 90s or the 2000s. It's not like they're going to use clues that were originally asked in April. These likely will be older clues.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||July 28, 2023 5:08 PM|
[quote] They've chosen to recycle previously used clues. But these clues may very well be from the 90s or the 2000s. It's not like they're going to use clues that were originally asked in April. These likely will be older clues.
They should really fuck with the players and recycle questions from the Art Fleming Era.
Hilarity and cluelessness ensues.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||July 28, 2023 7:46 PM|
I was rooting for the old lady myself. However, as a homo geezer, why the hate for the returning champ? OK, he's no oil painting, perhaps his style could be better, but are we that shallow about our homos?
Knew a few they whiffed on, and guessed final correctly. Recycling clues if necessary for a bit is better than re-runs to me in September.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||July 29, 2023 12:08 AM|
Well, fuck. I was really hoping that Sharon was going to win, especially after she had stumbled so badly on the first few questions, but then recovered quite nicely. Lucas continued to be insufferable, answering with an air of dismissive disdain, as if he were so put-upon for having to be there. With any luck, someone will knock him off when they return.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||July 29, 2023 12:08 AM|
As a free-lancer I couldn't believe the champ missed that one.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||July 29, 2023 12:41 AM|
The British National Anthem is truly music to the ears
|by Anonymous||reply 190||July 29, 2023 2:13 AM|
I liked Sharon too and she had a good recovery after the sharky start.
James Booker's "Gonzo." Dr. John called him, "the best black, gay, one eyed junky piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.”
|by Anonymous||reply 191||July 29, 2023 4:18 AM|
With the last name of Partridge I just assume that the champ is the incest love child of Danny and Tracy.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||July 29, 2023 11:15 AM|
I guessed Jingo for FJ and really thought I might be correct.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||July 29, 2023 2:07 PM|
Contestants aren't as knowledgeable about popular culture as they used to be.
Had they not ALL heard of "Jesus Christ Superstar"? Or "compound words"?
Had they not ALL heard of Hunter S. Thompson? I read his works in the 1970s!
|by Anonymous||reply 194||July 29, 2023 2:14 PM|
I thought FJ was Yellow.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||July 29, 2023 3:30 PM|
“Yellow journalism, the use of lurid features and sensationalized news in newspaper publishing to attract readers and increase circulation. The phrase was coined in the 1890s to describe the tactics employed in the furious competition between two New York City newspapers, the World and the Journal.“
|by Anonymous||reply 196||July 29, 2023 4:32 PM|
FWIW, I’m a native Bostonian and can say with 100% certainty that neither I nor any of my friends used the term “gonzo” to describe someone “on a bender” (if I remember the clue correctly).
|by Anonymous||reply 197||July 29, 2023 6:42 PM|
R197, I have lived in the Boston area all my life and I have never heard that word used to describe someone on a bender, either.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||July 29, 2023 6:47 PM|
Were they ever called JINGOS, r197 and r198?
|by Anonymous||reply 199||July 29, 2023 9:23 PM|
Sorry, R199, never heard “Jingo” used either.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||July 29, 2023 9:29 PM|
I’d heard of the hen loving, daredevil Muppet….
|by Anonymous||reply 201||July 29, 2023 9:33 PM|
I was rooting for Sharon. Really liked her. She came back nicely after stumbling out of the starting gate.
Unfortunately, we're stuck with Lucas Partridge and his weirdly colored hair to start next season. Although I really dislike his nose-in-the-air superior attitude, I will admit Lucas was not nearly as grating on Friday as he was the previous shows. He seemed to relax a bit and not be so snobbish in his disdain for his fellow contestants. Maybe that's because Sharon was beating him.
I had no idea what Final was going for. I have heard the term gonzo journalism a few times, but am not really familiar with it. Only other place I've ever heard the term was Gregory Harrison's Gonzo from the TV series Trapper John, MD
|by Anonymous||reply 202||July 29, 2023 11:11 PM|
You don't all see Lucas' attitude as simple tension from concentration and playing the game as seriously as he can? I'm not getting this snobbishness thing at all. I thought his little story about his mom's method of playing Jeopardy was sweet.
You all can be so snarky!
|by Anonymous||reply 203||July 30, 2023 2:43 AM|
Are the reruns that start from several different seasons? Have they announced how far they'll go back? Will we see Art Fleming?
|by Anonymous||reply 204||July 30, 2023 2:44 AM|
[quote]You all can be so snarky!
Snarky! On DataLounge!?
I just can't imagine that happening.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||July 30, 2023 2:57 AM|
I would love to see the Art Fleming shows of the 60s. World Geography for $10.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||July 30, 2023 3:06 AM|
Potent Potables for $20.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||July 30, 2023 3:21 AM|
[quote] I will admit Lucas was not nearly as grating on Friday as he was the previous shows. He seemed to relax a bit and not be so snobbish in his disdain for his fellow contestants.
He relaxed the stick-up-his-ass snobbish attitude for a while at the start of the game after he bet it all on the DD and was wrong, bringing him down to zero. That seemed to take the wind out of his sails for a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||July 30, 2023 7:51 AM|
Well, I knew the final right away.
I hate to be this way, but the champ really does give me creepy vibes. Something seems off.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||July 30, 2023 8:03 PM|
He’s a school counselor. What could possibly be wrong?
|by Anonymous||reply 210||July 30, 2023 8:45 PM|
I don't recall seeing this tournament before, so questions all new to me. Final was easy.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||July 31, 2023 11:59 PM|
The Second Chances Tournament aired in October 2022. It aired for two weeks then led into the Tournament of Champions.
The two winners of the Second Chances Tournament get slots in the Tournament of Champions.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||August 1, 2023 12:05 AM|
Enjoyed tonight all over again! I love Jessica, glad to see her triumph once more. Also thought FJ was easy.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||August 1, 2023 12:21 AM|
Agreed, FJ was easy. But then, I'm an old political junkie.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||August 1, 2023 3:14 AM|
That weird, robotic Hilary Swank clone, Molly.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||August 2, 2023 2:05 AM|
I stopped watching until it's new. I don't think Hollywood writers have it worse than most American workers.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||August 2, 2023 2:16 AM|
R216, Same for me. Why watch a repeat game show?
|by Anonymous||reply 217||August 2, 2023 2:23 AM|
I don’t watch repeats, but so people might have missed it the first time.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||August 2, 2023 1:30 PM|
She seems like an SNL character to me, R215.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||August 2, 2023 5:22 PM|
Handsome Naval Aviator James is back! Do I remember lots of musings about his sexual orientation back in the day?
|by Anonymous||reply 220||August 2, 2023 11:11 PM|
Sexy, indeed! And, yes, the inference was that he was definitely single, where a good looking straight military guy like that ... unlikely.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||August 2, 2023 11:59 PM|
Hard show for me tonight because I'm a fan of all 3 with a slight edge to.....Jessica. Feels like it will be tween her and handsome James. Props to weird Molly though.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||August 3, 2023 11:14 PM|
Sweet James lost it all on obvious Hershey. Damn!
|by Anonymous||reply 223||August 5, 2023 11:59 PM|
Did anyone ever discover if James was gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 224||August 6, 2023 3:47 AM|
James guessed WAY too many answers wrong on the second show. Was he overconfident after the first show? He's lucky he didn't end up in the red on the second show.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||August 7, 2023 12:25 AM|
Well, James had a habit of buzzing when he clearly didn't have a response ready, correct or not. Still cute though....
|by Anonymous||reply 226||August 7, 2023 1:06 AM|
I don't find James' snark and condescension in any way "cute".
|by Anonymous||reply 227||August 7, 2023 6:03 PM|
No new contestants
|by Anonymous||reply 228||August 7, 2023 10:10 PM|
Yay! Maybe I'll be invited back.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||August 8, 2023 1:04 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 230||August 8, 2023 1:11 AM|
A $1,000 bump?
Let the contestants take home what they earned.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||August 8, 2023 8:55 AM|
But that might reduce the tension in the gripping battle for second place.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||August 8, 2023 1:23 PM|
Do was mighty cute!
|by Anonymous||reply 233||August 9, 2023 11:58 PM|
I really can't stand Rowan.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||August 10, 2023 11:07 PM|
r234 see r212
|by Anonymous||reply 235||August 10, 2023 11:20 PM|
I'm not fond of "them" either, but the others are pretty much in potted plant territory here.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||August 11, 2023 12:00 AM|
Watching Rown again these past couple of days, we forgot how invincible (and annoying) they are. We can't remember if they win the 2nd Chance Tournament but it's hard to imagine they don't.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||August 11, 2023 2:53 AM|
I forgot how much I disliked Rowan. Extremely annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||August 11, 2023 6:42 AM|
Rowan is so annoying it's incredible.
I almost can't watch the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||August 11, 2023 7:23 AM|
Rowan was the inspiration for Che Diaz...
|by Anonymous||reply 240||August 11, 2023 12:51 PM|
I recall cheering in my living room when Rowan was beaten last Fall.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||August 11, 2023 9:36 PM|
Rowan’s perky demeanor, laugh, smile, and quizzical face when they didn’t know the answer all irritated the hell out of me. Rowan made me hate non-binaries even more. Ken looked like he was in pain whenever Rowan got the right answer or talked for that matter.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||August 11, 2023 9:50 PM|
Jack’s really cute. Is he team gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 243||August 11, 2023 11:13 PM|
^^^ Jack is really cute.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||August 11, 2023 11:13 PM|
Jack has 'gay voice' as well. I'd bet good money he's no stranger to the peen.
About this Non-Binary site ... masc appearing lesbians who aren't 'stone butch'? One doesn't hear of that applying to males.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||August 12, 2023 12:01 AM|
I enjoy hearing Jack and Ken's sibilant esses.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||August 12, 2023 12:40 AM|
I’m watching this Saturday repeat and I think Ken is really jealous that Matt is good looking and intelligent.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||August 12, 2023 11:29 PM|
The Parliament of Vowels category was an epic fail.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||August 14, 2023 11:24 PM|
FJ was pretty easy.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||August 14, 2023 11:28 PM|
Is tonight the third group of TofC semis? I'm confused.
When will we see more of Cris Panullo (sigh!).
|by Anonymous||reply 250||August 14, 2023 11:28 PM|
I had no idea on FJ. I could only come up with TS Eliot.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||August 16, 2023 12:24 AM|
I guessed Whitman but maybe he was a bit later.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||August 16, 2023 1:14 AM|
Tyler is hot AF and pings like a five-alarm fire.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||August 16, 2023 11:58 PM|
Tyler has a very slappable face. How can he not be gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 254||August 17, 2023 12:28 AM|
Is it just me or did Ken seem to really hate Brian? Ken is so utterly charmless and his face is so punchable.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||August 17, 2023 12:31 AM|
I remembered how much I liked the extremely charming and very smart Margaret.
And how pissed I was with her bet in the TOC.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||August 17, 2023 1:35 AM|
Even if Margaret had bet all she had, she'd still be tied with Tyler and I've a feeling he'd be quicker on the buzzer in one of those crazy tie breaks.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||August 17, 2023 3:28 AM|
All I could come up with for FJ was Venice.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||August 19, 2023 4:19 AM|
Mayim is still striking, so Ken is now hosting Celebrity Jeopardy!
|by Anonymous||reply 259||August 22, 2023 5:58 PM|
Fox News is covering Donald Trump’s ride in DC while preempting the second semi-final of last year’s TOC is on air. I didn’t know who won this one.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||August 25, 2023 4:51 AM|
R260: Sam won on the episode aired last night on ABC.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||August 25, 2023 11:15 AM|
Is nobody posting here anymore?
|by Anonymous||reply 262||September 7, 2023 11:07 PM|
r262 The show is in repeats right so there is little to talk about now. We talked about it then.
New episodes start next week. I imagine traffic on this thread will pick up at that point.
However, with Spectrum blocking ABC channels in many cities, that means Jeopardy will be harder to watch for some of us. (like me). Fingers crossed whoever posts it to YouTube each night continues to do so.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||September 7, 2023 11:15 PM|
Oh,okay. I didn't remember Emmett from last year and thought this was a new episode since last night we had one of the Luigi ones.
|by Anonymous||reply 264||September 8, 2023 12:44 AM|
Thanks to Disney, I can't watch shit on ABC in NYC.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||September 8, 2023 8:51 PM|
I'm there with you r265. Can't get ABC in LA either.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||September 8, 2023 9:02 PM|
So no re-airings of Jeopardy? My TV set broke!
|by Anonymous||reply 267||September 9, 2023 2:06 AM|
Good to have new shoes back.
So, are they now using answers previously used?
|by Anonymous||reply 268||September 12, 2023 2:39 AM|
FJ was easy so were DJ questions
|by Anonymous||reply 269||September 12, 2023 3:22 AM|
Derek lost steam in the Double Jeopardy round as perky Jill pulled way ahead. I didn't get one Globetrotter question, but did get Val Kilmer. It's nice to see a new game, even with reused questions and contestants.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||September 12, 2023 5:30 AM|
Jill is too cutesy by half.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||September 12, 2023 11:04 AM|
Good to see the show back even if they are recycling questions.
Some of the questions seemed very familiar. Maybe it was just that they were so easy, especially Final.
I like Jill. Glad we're getting started with a lesbian winner.
I do wish they had told us when these second chance people originally played. At least the year they played.
But Ken did say they have 27 second chance contestants playing, so we've got three weeks of this
|by Anonymous||reply 272||September 12, 2023 6:40 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 273||September 12, 2023 11:12 PM|
Does a non-binary freak have to be in every single episode?
|by Anonymous||reply 274||September 12, 2023 11:14 PM|
Final Jeopardy was terribly worded.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||September 13, 2023 12:13 AM|
I feel a bit scabby watching these new episodes, but I can't resist.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||September 13, 2023 3:42 AM|
I do too, R276. But I'm getting really sick of reality shows. I guess I need to start watching something on Netflix that I've been putting off.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||September 13, 2023 6:43 AM|
Lately the contestants have been getting really dumb.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||September 13, 2023 7:22 AM|
Good game. I liked all three players.
I agree, Final was confusing due to bad wording.
Is this the first time we've had two gay men among the players?
Weird as hell to hear Rowan's name brought up again. But David came back strong in the second half and won.
They gave the second place winner $3,000 and the third place winner $2,000. I wonder if that's just for these Second Chance Tournament games or if that's the new amounts for this 40th season.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||September 13, 2023 5:11 PM|
Johnny . . .
“"Now, second-place winners will receive $3,000 and third-place winners will receive $2,000. The move was made in response to growing criticisms over the fact that runners-up must fund their own travel to participate in the show," showrunner Michael Davies revealed on the "Inside Jeopardy!" podcast.“
|by Anonymous||reply 280||September 13, 2023 5:58 PM|
I couldn't remember the sculptor's name. Really good game.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||September 14, 2023 4:26 AM|
Another good game on Wednesday. After a slow start in the first half, Matt really had an impressive second half. But then Hari, who was barely there in the second half, came from behind to win. That was a surpris.
I honestly had no idea on Final. The Statue of Liberty portion of the clue eluded me. But even if I had picked up on that, I would have never known the name of the artist who created the original statue.
So, now we have a 2-day final tournament to determine the winner of this week's 2nd Chance contest. So, its a lesbian against a gay man and a computer nerd (who could be gay). Wonder who will be the victor.
|by Anonymous||reply 282||September 14, 2023 6:07 PM|
It would have taken me 10 minutes to figure out the Northern Hemisphere capital, and I'd never heard of the Southern Hemisphere one... Jill and David are both too joyful for me (although David suddenly seemed less so when he lost a bundle on FJ), so I'm cheering for Hari tomorrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||September 15, 2023 3:22 AM|
I knew Oslo immediately, Apia came to me a second or two before Ken told us.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||September 15, 2023 3:22 PM|
I recall this clue from a previous show. Not sure when it was used, but I do recall a previous game where Oslo being four letters and beginning and ending with the same letter was the answer.
Overall, it was a good game. I like all three contestants. Wonder who will win the tournament?
|by Anonymous||reply 285||September 15, 2023 5:29 PM|
Is it me or does Jill look like Dina Martina?
|by Anonymous||reply 286||September 15, 2023 7:16 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 287||September 15, 2023 11:58 PM|
Yeah, what is it with these gay contestants who are married to women?
I wish I had a dollar for every time we come here after a game posting our surprise about guys like him.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||September 16, 2023 12:31 AM|
What an exciting finish to the week. I thought the questions were hard, and didn't know FJ or Argonne. Ken looked very sharp.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||September 16, 2023 3:58 AM|
I really like this second chance tourney!
And good for the twink win!
|by Anonymous||reply 290||September 16, 2023 6:53 AM|
Who still says tin foil?
|by Anonymous||reply 291||September 16, 2023 3:00 PM|
The expression "tin foil hat" is still around, I believe?
|by Anonymous||reply 292||September 16, 2023 3:31 PM|
r292 I think for conspiracy nuts, not for food service equipment.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||September 16, 2023 10:06 PM|
Still scratching my head over David's wife. This doesn't compute. And he's good friends with Rowan? Maybe the wife is a MTF?
Hari pulled off miracle as winner. Even he was surprised.
As for the tin foil question, remember these clues are recycled from before. That clue might have been written and used in 1987.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||September 17, 2023 12:43 AM|
I wonder if Jeopardy has an autism coordinator on set .
|by Anonymous||reply 295||September 18, 2023 6:25 PM|
The answers were so easy today
|by Anonymous||reply 296||September 18, 2023 11:59 PM|
Matt was quite hot, too bad his Daily Double wagers were so foolish.
|by Anonymous||reply 297||September 19, 2023 12:44 AM|
Matt was adorable, but he made some dunderheaded bets on the DDs. He clearly didn’t hear me screaming The Venerable Bede at the TV. But, I liked Deanna, so I’m glad that she won. Didn’t care for Elliott.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||September 19, 2023 1:30 AM|
Matt was yummy. Just think—one of us could have snagged him with a clever tweet after his first appearance.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||September 19, 2023 2:15 AM|
Matt's pecs were distracting. Elliot was date material.
Who is Dorothy Parker? = WTF
|by Anonymous||reply 300||September 19, 2023 2:30 AM|
That one made me laugh out loud.
|by Anonymous||reply 301||September 19, 2023 2:39 AM|
Tolkien & Twain were surprising FJ answers.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||September 19, 2023 4:18 AM|
Good game. I liked all three contestants.
Matt was especially cute. So were his pecs. He had really bad luck with those Daily Doubles.
Elliot was also cute. Enjoyed him as well, so really didn't pay much attention to Deanna. Thus I was surprised when she had such a strong second half and ended with a runaway lead. Bravo Deanna.
I had no idea on Final. Not a Hemingway follower, but figured it was some author from early 20th century.
The Dorothy Parker answer was because Elliot rang in, but then realized he didn't have an answer. So, he just said a female name knowing it was incorrect. Could have just as easily said Joan of Arc or Jackie Kennedy.
|by Anonymous||reply 303||September 19, 2023 5:07 PM|
[quote]Matt was especially cute. So were his pecs. He had really bad luck with those Daily Doubles.
Bad luck and, in my opinion, bad strategy. What I always say is: Because the Daily Doubles are the only times (other than Final Jeopardy) when the contestants have to decide how much money to wager BEFORE seeing the clue, they should bet VERY conservatively unless there are extenuating circumstances -- for example, if they are so far behind that they will never catch up otherwise, or maybe if the category happens to be one in which they feel they're expert.
But yeah, Matt has great pecs.
|by Anonymous||reply 304||September 19, 2023 8:41 PM|
I thought Matt and Elliot were both very attractive.
Like R298, I kept repeating "Venerable" at my TV screen but to no avail.
I came up with Hemingway after running through over a dozen major authors in my head and concluding he was the most obvious choice.
Twain and Tolkien would have never crossed my mind - especially the very Catholic Tolkien.
|by Anonymous||reply 305||September 19, 2023 8:53 PM|
I guessed Norman Mailer instead of Hemingway, because I knew Mailer had been married multiple times.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||September 19, 2023 8:59 PM|
I guessed Philip Roth. He just seemed like the kind of guy who would marry multiple times.
|by Anonymous||reply 307||September 19, 2023 10:05 PM|
Roth had two wives (but scores of women), Twain only one wife. I thought Martha Gellhorn was famous enough in her own right to be recognized as a Hemingway wife.
|by Anonymous||reply 308||September 19, 2023 10:17 PM|
So sad how ignorant even the Intelligentsia is about Puerto Rico.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||September 20, 2023 12:02 AM|
Spain had two Carribean possessions (to choose from): Dominican Republic has been independent for decades. Those two had no idea of Puerto Rico? How could two who passed whatever screening they use fail so badly?
Got these right away, anyone else see them as easy answers? Belmopan (Belize), Economist, Auctioneer, Parcheesi, dog-tired, and Rural Free Delivery?
|by Anonymous||reply 310||September 20, 2023 12:08 AM|
Elliot had yellow teeth, which is just disgusting and inexcusable today. Matt was adorable, beautiful skin, terrific torso, but I completely lost interest when he introduced his girlfriend of two years in the audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 311||September 20, 2023 2:41 AM|
R310 Yeah, Puerto Rico seemed one of the easier FJs in a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 312||September 20, 2023 2:42 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 313||September 20, 2023 4:15 AM|
I suck at anagrams too; often there is a contestant who can get them almost instantaneously, but not tonight. I also missed Puerto Rico. Interesting seesaw game.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||September 20, 2023 5:24 AM|
I had difficulty with both rounds. I generally get between 18-20 correct each round. Not even close to that tonight.
But I did get Puerto Rico.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||September 20, 2023 8:25 AM|
Puerto Rico seems rather obvious for Final, especially since they gave the size of the island (which eliminated all those tiny islands in the Caribbean).
Also knew Rural Free Delivery for Daily Double. Elizabeth foolishly bet way too much on that one, especially when she already had a strong lead at that point.
Rob was impressive coming from so far behind to win.
|by Anonymous||reply 316||September 20, 2023 5:20 PM|
My first instinct was Fermi for final. However, I did know about the Peace Corps. lobster Newberg, and the Glass Menagerie.
|by Anonymous||reply 317||September 21, 2023 12:03 AM|
Matt would have won the game if he had gone for a true daily double when he guessed correctly. He would have led the game going into FJ. He was the only one who got the FJ answer correct.
I should have given him a proper nipple workout beforehand. Gladly volunteering. I'll bet he has a full bush, rugged outdoor man.
|by Anonymous||reply 318||September 21, 2023 12:19 AM|
Ken was right: I wouldn't have got FJ last summer... Now that's he's done his Barbie joke, will we get an "I'm Just Ken" joke?
|by Anonymous||reply 319||September 21, 2023 4:04 AM|
The giveaway for FJ was "in the matter of", which was the partial title of a famous play about Oppenheimer.
|by Anonymous||reply 320||September 21, 2023 3:48 PM|
Another good game. I again liked all three contestants.
Too bad these contestants couldn't hear me yelling Peace Corps or Glass Menagerie at the screen.
I fail to understand why anyone would bet $3,000 on a Daily Double when they're not comfortable with the subject matter, in this case opera. I would have bet $500 or $1,000 in that situation. In Pam's case, she wiped out the $3,000 she had just won on the other Daily Double. But she still wound up winning the game so, it all worked out in the end.
I really had no idea on Final. The question seemed very weirdly worded. I ended up thinking of the Rosenbergs.
|by Anonymous||reply 321||September 21, 2023 6:22 PM|
Very unlikely that a play's title would have clued in these contestants. They did horribly in the theater and opera categories.
|by Anonymous||reply 322||September 21, 2023 6:55 PM|
[quote]I fail to understand why anyone would bet $3,000 on a Daily Double when they're not comfortable with the subject matter, in this case opera. I would have bet $500 or $1,000 in that situation.
I made a very similar comment in regard to hottie Matt's $3,000 wagers on two Daily Doubles the other day. (He didn't come up with the correct response either time.)
|by Anonymous||reply 323||September 21, 2023 7:53 PM|
Hard FJ for me. Deanna did some smart wagering there.
|by Anonymous||reply 324||September 22, 2023 4:54 AM|
Final was a giveaway. Doesn't everyone remember Grace Coolidge (as I did)?
|by Anonymous||reply 325||September 26, 2023 12:00 AM|
Colin was kind of cute, but Templar on the Daily Double was a setback he couldn't overcome.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||September 26, 2023 4:00 AM|
Good game Monday. I liked all three contestants. Was pleased Jilana won. She seemed the most competent of the three.
I've been liking all the contestants during these Second Chance weeks. No one has been a turn-off as often happens during a regular game.
I blanked on Final. Only pair of scientists from the 50s I could think of was Masters and Johnson. And I knew that was wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 327||September 26, 2023 4:59 PM|
I’d like to see a mashup of Jeopardy and a gay episode of Naked Attraction.
|by Anonymous||reply 328||September 26, 2023 6:05 PM|
I'm glad David didn't win, he was annoying blowing out air.
|by Anonymous||reply 329||September 27, 2023 12:00 AM|
David and his indecision and blowing out air was definitely annoying. He's the first of these Second Chance contestants I haven't liked.
I did like the No Hand Brake British guy. Was rooting for him.
I thought the Guinness Book of Records was much older than the 1950s, so my guess for Final was the Book of Lists.
|by Anonymous||reply 330||September 27, 2023 5:21 AM|
I would have consoled Ollie in his hotel room, massaging his cock and running my fingers through his bush. Baldish English men always have large cock heads and heavy thatches, and I live for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 331||September 27, 2023 6:28 AM|
Anyone in the British Isles should know about Guinness, especially in pubs.
|by Anonymous||reply 332||September 27, 2023 6:29 AM|
Pretty shocking that the writers came up with a clue that referred to the "soundtrack" of MISS SAIGON. If even the writers of JEOPARDY! don't know the difference between a cast recording and a soundtrack, I guess we really have lost that battle.
|by Anonymous||reply 333||September 27, 2023 11:26 PM|
R333, how gay.
Tonight's clues were pretty hard. But the golden fleece clue gave me some great reading to do.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||September 27, 2023 11:37 PM|
The Moderna clues/ads about how you’ve still got a high likelihood of keeling over from Corona are a bit of a downer.
|by Anonymous||reply 335||September 27, 2023 11:56 PM|
That none-of-the-above response and explanation for the movie Frankenstein was exhausting.
|by Anonymous||reply 336||September 28, 2023 12:07 AM|
They gotta make money somehow, R335.
Barb is a family friend, so looking forward to playoff. I knew a few they didn't again. Pope question was tough.
|by Anonymous||reply 337||September 28, 2023 12:08 AM|
Anybody watching Celebrity Jeopardy? What a bunch of idiots
|by Anonymous||reply 338||September 28, 2023 12:20 AM|
R338, Three non-celebrities.
|by Anonymous||reply 339||September 28, 2023 12:21 AM|
How is it that Celeb Jeopardy starts at the Quarterfinals. When did they play any shows leading to that Quarters??
|by Anonymous||reply 340||September 28, 2023 1:01 AM|
There were all kind of erratic, and so was I, guessing "Golden calf."
I don't think Barb stands much of a chance in the finals.
|by Anonymous||reply 341||September 28, 2023 4:37 AM|
It’s going to be a very frumpy final.
|by Anonymous||reply 342||September 28, 2023 6:41 AM|
Barb is a bit touched in the head.
In other words, that bitch is crazy!
She is all fucking over the place. Bad player and hard to watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 343||September 28, 2023 11:27 PM|
Oh, Barb. Bless your heart.
|by Anonymous||reply 344||September 28, 2023 11:52 PM|
I'm so happy she's gone. What a mook.
|by Anonymous||reply 345||September 29, 2023 1:05 AM|
She’s not gone. They will all be back tomorrow for part two.
|by Anonymous||reply 346||September 29, 2023 1:23 AM|
Yeah, Barb is a mess. Hard to watch her with all her ups and downs in scoring. She missed all her Daily Doubles!!!
I'm rooting for Jilana. She seems the most competent of the three. And she had the highest score after Thursday's game.
|by Anonymous||reply 347||September 29, 2023 5:37 PM|
I'm not gonna defend Barb. She wasn't up to it. Jilana deserved to win.
|by Anonymous||reply 348||September 30, 2023 12:07 AM|
I missed "The Shape of Water" too. And FJ.
Next week's lineup.
|by Anonymous||reply 349||September 30, 2023 5:49 AM|
Bravo to Jilana. A well deserved win.
Barb played well in both games. But she kept tanking on the Daily Doubles after betting it all on them.
|by Anonymous||reply 350||September 30, 2023 11:46 PM|
Some hot contestants coming up for the next two weeks.
|by Anonymous||reply 351||October 1, 2023 1:59 AM|
We've got "Champions Wildcard" games for the next two weeks.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||October 1, 2023 11:26 PM|
I’m not watching the scab episodes, How many months until they air episodes written by Union writers?
|by Anonymous||reply 353||October 2, 2023 11:52 PM|
As I understand it, these are recycled questions written by union members, there are no "scabs" writing questions.
Got Final right, though wasn't sure. Dane is okay, but hyper. Thought at first the woman was going to run away with it
|by Anonymous||reply 354||October 3, 2023 12:00 AM|
Sorry, Miss, but human pyramids are only for closers.
|by Anonymous||reply 355||October 3, 2023 12:44 AM|
Emily's husband or brother at the bottom of that pyramid was hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 356||October 3, 2023 3:49 AM|
How could they miss FJ? Who declared national days of mourning 80 years apart?
Of course it was Andrew Johnson and Harry Truman.
These people were two-three day champions?
|by Anonymous||reply 357||October 3, 2023 5:40 AM|
Lawrence just too much for me, I'm afraid. Anyone else get applique, Penelope, or chevron?
|by Anonymous||reply 358||October 3, 2023 11:59 PM|