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Jeopardy! #40

This is the place to continue your discussion of each day's episode of Jeopardy!

by Anonymousreply 600February 11, 2024 3:46 AM

Link to previous thread.

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by Anonymousreply 1November 2, 2023 2:30 AM

Guys with red Mohawks always do it for me.

by Anonymousreply 2November 2, 2023 2:49 AM

Hmm, I saw the mohawk as more of a fuchsia pink.

by Anonymousreply 3November 2, 2023 3:14 AM

Huh R3, I saw the mohawk as a screaming red flag. 🙀

by Anonymousreply 4November 2, 2023 1:14 PM

I loved that the mohawk was "thin" at exactly the point of his male pattern baldness. Hilarious. Can't do a proper punk mohawk if you're going bald.

by Anonymousreply 5November 2, 2023 8:22 PM

This old man obviously looked like EISENHOWER!

by Anonymousreply 6November 2, 2023 11:27 PM

Definitely matched yesterday's bright red necktie, R3.

Winner seemed rather smug to me.

by Anonymousreply 7November 2, 2023 11:59 PM

John Eisenhower was the spitting image of his father.

How could she miss that?

by Anonymousreply 8November 3, 2023 12:26 AM

I was rooting for adorable Joshie though I knew she didn't stand a chance as she kept squinting at the board. I will miss Mohawk Man and agree the new champ is rather smug.

by Anonymousreply 9November 3, 2023 12:44 AM

[quote] I was rooting for adorable Joshie though I knew she didn't stand a chance as she kept squinting at the board. I will miss Mohawk Man and agree the new champ is rather smug.

No, R9, they’re not going anywhere. This was the first of a two-game final. They play again tomorrow and add the scores together to determine the champ. I also was rooting for Joshie, and she did pretty well, all things considered. But she will likely be bested by the other two.

by Anonymousreply 10November 3, 2023 1:16 AM

Are you sure about that, r10? I thought it was just the ultimate 3 finalists who play a second game together. Though I hope you're right.

by Anonymousreply 11November 3, 2023 1:26 AM

No, I’m not sure. And, in fact, I’m wrong. Emily is in the finals. The other two are out. When I looked at the contestants zone website earlier in the week they had both Thursday and Friday contestants blanked out. I erroneously thought that meant it was a two-day championship. Wrong.

by Anonymousreply 12November 3, 2023 1:35 AM

Dave Oteri

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by Anonymousreply 13November 3, 2023 2:23 AM

Cheri Oteri

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by Anonymousreply 14November 3, 2023 5:09 AM

Wikipedia:

In 1938 Margaret Wilson traveled to the ashram of Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry, India, where she remained for the rest of her life. She became a member and devotee of the ashram and was given the new name 'Nistha', meaning "dedication" in Sanskrit. She and the scholar Joseph Campbell edited the English translation of the classical work on the Hindu mystic, Sri Ramakrishna, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna by Swami Nikhilananda, which was published in 1942, by Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, New York. Wilson died from uremia on February 12, 1944, at the age of 57, and was buried in Pondicherry, India, unmarried and without issue.

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by Anonymousreply 15November 3, 2023 6:30 AM

Really good game. I liked all three.

This was a semi-final game, so only Emily will be back when we start the finals on Tuesday.

Final seemed incredibly easy.

by Anonymousreply 16November 3, 2023 7:31 AM

Team Aaron!

by Anonymousreply 17November 3, 2023 7:39 AM

Are there any other seas around Britain?

by Anonymousreply 18November 3, 2023 2:06 PM

I love that T.J. cooks with carbon monoxide. That’s hardcore.

by Anonymousreply 19November 3, 2023 11:52 PM

Aaron is very enthusiastic.

by Anonymousreply 20November 3, 2023 11:59 PM

Aaron's gesture was obnoxious, reminiscent of Matt Jackson. Still, he got rid of Ty. Guessed Final, knew MGH = Mass General.

by Anonymousreply 21November 4, 2023 12:01 AM

I thought for sure FJ was Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

by Anonymousreply 22November 4, 2023 1:29 AM

R21, Is Aaron that enthusiastic when he climaxes?

by Anonymousreply 23November 4, 2023 1:40 AM

The story of Richard the 3rd was all over the news when this happened, how could they not know this?!?!

by Anonymousreply 24November 4, 2023 1:56 AM

Not exactly front page news, could easily have been missed. Clearly was by the contestants.

by Anonymousreply 25November 4, 2023 2:02 AM

I never understand why contestants don’t at least make an educated guess if they don’t know FJ.

by Anonymousreply 26November 4, 2023 2:04 AM

A few months ago I watched "The Lost King," a Stephen Frears movie about the Richard III exhumation; interesting subject, cornball film.

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by Anonymousreply 27November 4, 2023 6:32 AM

Prince Phillip died in 2021 lady

by Anonymousreply 28November 4, 2023 2:15 PM

I find Aaron very sexy, and though evidently straight, he doesn’t wear a wedding ring, which I find tantalizing.

by Anonymousreply 29November 4, 2023 8:15 PM

Aaron was a really bad sport with all his yelling. The guy in the 1st position gave him the side eye.

by Anonymousreply 30November 5, 2023 11:29 AM

R30, Aaron’s two kids sitting in the audience had to be embarrassed at his histrionics.

by Anonymousreply 31November 5, 2023 11:33 AM

Aaron backlash . . .

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by Anonymousreply 32November 6, 2023 10:48 PM

Yeah, that was a stupid thing to do. All that self-congratulatory whooping was a very amateurish move.

by Anonymousreply 33November 6, 2023 11:06 PM

Repubic 😹

by Anonymousreply 34November 6, 2023 11:59 PM

I had forgotten how cute Dave was. Guessed "This Land is Your Land" for Travels with Charley.

Quite a few they missed. Decree Nisi seemed obvious, it was mentioned in a book I'm reading a couple of days ago, although I knew it before then.

by Anonymousreply 35November 7, 2023 12:02 AM

I had no idea for FJ yet the answer was quite obvious.

by Anonymousreply 36November 7, 2023 1:24 AM

Add Steinbeck to the list of Jeopardy writers' frequently used faves.

by Anonymousreply 37November 7, 2023 2:52 AM

I was shocked and disappointed to learn that John Steinbeck had such high regard for "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." I realize the phrase "the grapes of wrath" comes from that song, but I assumed Steinbeck used it for the title of his masterpiece novel only because the phrase was so appropriate for that story. But "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" is a horrendous song that basically says. "We're at war, and we're going to kill other people and maybe be killed ourselves, but that's all great because God is on our side."

I just don't get why that sentiment would have such strong appeal for John Steinbeck.

by Anonymousreply 38November 7, 2023 3:31 AM

Julia Ward Howe was an abolitionist and "The Battle Hymn," written in late1862, was intended to rally support for Lincoln and the Union in the fight against slavery. In the 1930s, Steinbeck saw a parallel in the fight to help the destitute economic migrants like the Joads.

by Anonymousreply 39November 7, 2023 4:48 AM

Thanks, R39. I suppose that was Steinbeck's reason for admiring the song, but the lyrics are still the lyrics, and they're particularly horrifying out of context.

My guess for FJ was "Red River Valley." That was the first thing that came to my mind because I know that song is used prominently in the movie of THE GRAPES OF WRATH, including the main title sequence.

by Anonymousreply 40November 7, 2023 1:58 PM

I guessed “Amazing Grace.”

by Anonymousreply 41November 7, 2023 2:57 PM

The writers do love Steinbeck.

He comes up a lot in Jeopardy clues. Perhaps they use Steinbeck so much because people are still reading Steinbeck today. And Fitzgerald for that matter. But other writers of that era like Sinclair Lewis aren't read so much these day, and Lewis seldom comes up as a Jeopardy clue.

I had no idea on Final. I guessed it might be something by Gershwin but didn't have a specific song in mind.

by Anonymousreply 42November 7, 2023 5:20 PM

I thought it was going to be a really early folk song like Jeannie with the Light Blue Eyes (is that even the title?).

by Anonymousreply 43November 7, 2023 7:19 PM

Hate Jilana. Ugly Republican church frau who can't wager for shit.

by Anonymousreply 44November 7, 2023 8:58 PM

Today/tomorrow is the battle of two twats vs Jilana.

Go Jilana.

by Anonymousreply 45November 7, 2023 9:13 PM

Jeannie has Light Brown Hair.

by Anonymousreply 46November 7, 2023 9:30 PM

Oh, that's right, I knew I wasn't quite getting the title right, r46.

by Anonymousreply 47November 7, 2023 10:04 PM

r41, I did as well. I don't think it was a terrible guess.

by Anonymousreply 48November 7, 2023 10:53 PM

Very surprised that Jilana, who seemed to know Camus up the wazoo. didn't know Sartre was the other major existentialist. I think her nerves just got to her on that DJ. Oh and that Final! She gets easily flustered, I see.

I've come to like Emily a lot. And Aaron must have been a very cute teenager.

by Anonymousreply 49November 7, 2023 11:29 PM

AKKK! We’ve been preempted for election coverage in Columbus, Ohio!

by Anonymousreply 50November 7, 2023 11:30 PM

It was a great close show, Cathy! Please look for it online.

by Anonymousreply 51November 7, 2023 11:34 PM

Final was a give-away. Jilana made some dumb moves even though she knows a lot. Aaron wanted to go home at the first commercial break.

by Anonymousreply 52November 8, 2023 12:01 AM

Jilana reminds me of Melanie Lynskey.

by Anonymousreply 53November 8, 2023 12:01 AM

I liked Jilana, it's a pity she lost.

by Anonymousreply 54November 9, 2023 12:15 AM

Emily is a machine. A big, fat, phony machine. Something about her gives me the willies. Aaron just gave me the willie squidgets. 🙀

by Anonymousreply 55November 9, 2023 12:27 AM

Emily's response, Magellan, was really bizarre. Surely, someone as smart as she is didn't think Magellan was writing anything in 1779 (or whatever that 18th century year was)? I'm glad she won though, I really liked her spirit (and when she called out "Mittens" Romney yesterday).

by Anonymousreply 56November 9, 2023 1:13 AM

Every explorer question is usually Magellan, Francis Drake or Cooke

by Anonymousreply 57November 9, 2023 1:43 AM

Great game!

I ultimately was rooting for Jilana but liked all three.

I knew Final instantly. Have always been a James Cook fan. Plus the line reminded me of the Star Trek line.

So now we get ANOTHER round of Champions Wildcard?Wow! More recycled questions! When will we get back to regular play and new questions. Writers strike has been over for a month now!

by Anonymousreply 58November 9, 2023 4:19 AM

There will be various tournaments and such until April. The last regular winner will return to face new challengers then.

by Anonymousreply 59November 9, 2023 11:11 AM

At least Aaron was a gracious loser.

by Anonymousreply 60November 9, 2023 1:53 PM

It seemed like he had just given up halfway through DJ.

by Anonymousreply 61November 9, 2023 1:54 PM

When will we see Chris Pannullo?

by Anonymousreply 62November 9, 2023 6:46 PM

[quote]There will be various tournaments and such until April. The last regular winner will return to face new challengers then.

April?!?!?!

They don't tape that far in advance. Two months in advance, yes. Six months, no.

Writer's strike has been over since late September. They should have written hundreds and hundreds of clues by now.

Where are you getting this regular games begin again in April info?

by Anonymousreply 63November 9, 2023 6:52 PM

[Quote] Jeopardy! producers Michael Davies and Sarah Whitcomb Foss have shared details on future Jeopardy! plans now that the WGA strike is over, confirming that new contestant episodes won’t return until at least April 2024. The news has not gone down well with a lot of Jeopardy! who are desperate for the show to return to normal with new contestants.

They planned out all these tournaments months ago not knowing when the strike would ever end.

by Anonymousreply 64November 9, 2023 8:11 PM

Thanks r59 and r64.

How cynical of them to assume the WGA strike would continue well into 2024 to have to plan tournaments all the way into April.

Ultra cynical.

by Anonymousreply 65November 9, 2023 8:16 PM

I guessed John Steinbeck for FJ cause all you bitches said they loved John Steinbeck!

by Anonymousreply 66November 9, 2023 11:30 PM

Same r66

Although i was wrong on FJ, i answered correclty for the majority of the answers, I'm surprised how easy the entire episode was today

by Anonymousreply 67November 9, 2023 11:48 PM

I got Final, as well as several they missed, espescially the Florida anagram! Wanted cute Matt back, but happy for Jen.

by Anonymousreply 68November 9, 2023 11:59 PM

I guessed Steinbeck. Dumb. They had just used him for "Battle Hymn."

by Anonymousreply 69November 10, 2023 3:43 AM

Great game!

Had no idea on Final.

They had writers listed in the credit’s tonight! First time in two months, since the new season began in September!

by Anonymousreply 70November 10, 2023 8:57 AM

I had Steinbeck too but changed at the last second to Faulkner.

by Anonymousreply 71November 10, 2023 9:21 AM

Guessed correctly, very easy FJ

by Anonymousreply 72November 11, 2023 12:18 AM

Who the fuck is Joanna dude?!?!

by Anonymousreply 73November 11, 2023 12:18 AM

Joanna??

Wtf? How could someone so seemingly smart not know the right response and come up with a name like that? He was kinda hot, too. I'll miss Alan.

by Anonymousreply 74November 11, 2023 12:20 AM

I think Alan had a stroke. Joanna??

Seriously, there is only one answer. I was rooting for Alan, but good god that was dumb.

by Anonymousreply 75November 11, 2023 1:06 AM

Questions seem easier, more like school kids level.

by Anonymousreply 76November 11, 2023 1:39 AM

Would they have accepted St. Joan?

by Anonymousreply 77November 11, 2023 2:09 AM

Yes, I think Ken told Alan they would have even accepted just Joan or Jeanne.

by Anonymousreply 78November 11, 2023 2:11 AM

Is this who he meant?

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by Anonymousreply 79November 11, 2023 6:34 AM

Questions definitely seem easier in the past two episodes since the writers returned.

Maybe they were tasked with coming up with hundreds of clues in just a days time, before the next Champions Wildcard tapings began. And because they had to write so many in such a short amount of time, perhaps the clues were easier than usual.

by Anonymousreply 80November 11, 2023 11:14 PM

[quote]Maybe they were tasked with coming up with hundreds of clues in just a days time, before the next Champions Wildcard tapings began.

Why would that be? They could have been at work writing clues all through the strike, even though those clues couldn't be used till the strike was over.

by Anonymousreply 81November 12, 2023 1:39 AM

[quote]They could have been at work writing clues all through the strike, even though those clues couldn't be used till the strike was over.

NO. That's illegal under union rules.

You don't do any work for your employer, even work that might be used in the future, while the union is striking.

That's a basic of every union.

by Anonymousreply 82November 12, 2023 1:53 AM

I just might be in love with Stuart.

by Anonymousreply 83November 13, 2023 11:59 PM

Stuart is a cute goofball and he knows his way around Blueboy.

by Anonymousreply 84November 14, 2023 12:00 AM

Stuart was very quirky and I thought he might score a win in the end. But that FJ was just too easy.

by Anonymousreply 85November 14, 2023 12:00 AM

Suit guy here very impressed by Stuart.

Guessed Perrier for Final, no idea about Coke.

by Anonymousreply 86November 14, 2023 12:15 AM

R86, Georgia in the clue didn’t give you Coke?

by Anonymousreply 87November 14, 2023 12:16 AM

Our gay champ was quite nutty!

by Anonymousreply 88November 14, 2023 12:44 AM

[quote]Our gay champ was quite nutty!

Our gay champ was quite [bold]fruity[/bold]!

There, I fixed it.

by Anonymousreply 89November 14, 2023 12:46 AM

I guessed Tiffany or 7-Up. I thought Coke hailed from Chattanooga.

by Anonymousreply 90November 14, 2023 12:50 AM

Anyone remember Stuart from before?

by Anonymousreply 91November 14, 2023 2:00 AM

Sorry, but Coca Cola was a no-brainer.

by Anonymousreply 92November 14, 2023 2:53 AM

I got the songs from musicals, but missed most everything else, including FJ.

Did anyone else reach for the remote to turn down the volume on sharp but LOUD Fred?

by Anonymousreply 93November 14, 2023 4:06 AM

I remembered Stuart once Ken mentioned his wanting to wager a negative number on a DJ question.

I was rooting for him to win, but he was no match for perky Fred, who seems ever so pleased with himself.

by Anonymousreply 94November 14, 2023 8:37 PM

Gay Fred certainly was perky. And loud. He definitely wanted to be noticed.

But he was also very smart. And always good to have "family" playing in the tournament.

by Anonymousreply 95November 14, 2023 8:52 PM

I was desperate to fuck Brandon Deutsch tonight. That jaw, those glasses, that glossy hair, the soft moustache. But mostly that black turtleneck and the shoulders and arms in that black turtleneck. The cutest guy in weeks.

by Anonymousreply 96November 15, 2023 1:03 AM

Agreed, R96!

by Anonymousreply 97November 15, 2023 1:54 AM

Really???

by Anonymousreply 98November 15, 2023 2:24 AM

r96 I was so mad when that Stanley Kurbick looking guy won.

by Anonymousreply 99November 15, 2023 2:32 AM

[quote]You don't do any work for your employer, even work that might be used in the future, while the union is striking. That's a basic of every union.

If that's true, I think it's a completely ridiculous rule in this case. They could have written the clues and they would have remained their intellectual property until they were actually used on the show and were paid for writing them.

by Anonymousreply 100November 15, 2023 4:15 AM

I liked the winner, but ... husband? Okay ...

Guessed Final correctly

by Anonymousreply 101November 16, 2023 12:19 AM

R101, She is one lucky winner. How could the Lincoln Memorial have been sanctioned in 1776?

by Anonymousreply 102November 16, 2023 12:45 AM

R102, Correction: How could 1926 have been the 150th anniversary of Lincoln?

by Anonymousreply 103November 16, 2023 1:01 AM

Not so easy to do that math quickly in your head in the midst of a tense game.

by Anonymousreply 104November 16, 2023 1:37 AM

I couldn't believe not one of them could I identify a mantilla.

by Anonymousreply 105November 16, 2023 3:09 AM

R104, A third grader could do it in a few seconds.

by Anonymousreply 106November 16, 2023 3:46 AM

I meant to mention that one, R105 - especially after such a HUGE hint!

by Anonymousreply 107November 16, 2023 1:26 PM

Not much to say about tonight's game. It was kind of dull. The 2 guys couldn't compete with the woman, who wasn't even the best player, though I liked her and remember liking her when she won in her first appearances.

by Anonymousreply 108November 17, 2023 3:16 AM

Scott must share a bit of DNA with Wallace Shawn.

by Anonymousreply 109November 17, 2023 3:48 AM

Yes, dull game on Thursday. So many questions they missed or didn't even try at

I guessed Rudyard Kipling for Final. Have never heard of whoever the correct answer to Final was.

by Anonymousreply 110November 17, 2023 4:53 PM

You've never heard of William Blake? Go to school in Florida, did you?

by Anonymousreply 111November 17, 2023 5:53 PM

Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bright!

by Anonymousreply 112November 17, 2023 7:40 PM

I’ve heard of Henry Blake from M*A*S*H, and Eubie Blake…Amanda Blake, Blake Edwards, Blake’s Seven…

by Anonymousreply 113November 17, 2023 8:38 PM

R113, Blake Carrington

by Anonymousreply 114November 17, 2023 9:54 PM

Didn't get Final, but knew James Fenimore Cooper wrote Leatherstocking Tales.

by Anonymousreply 115November 18, 2023 12:01 AM

At least I wasn't the only one who guessed Batman.

by Anonymousreply 116November 18, 2023 12:09 AM

FJ seemed so obvious.

Three unattractive contestants tonight.

by Anonymousreply 117November 18, 2023 2:40 AM

I was rooting for Carrie. I remember her from the first time she was on. Liked her then, liked her now.

Final was obvious to me given the date. That was around the time Peter Pan debuted, so figured it had to be that.

Batman didn't debut until May 1939 in Detective Comics no. 27, one year after Superman first appeared.

by Anonymousreply 118November 19, 2023 12:07 AM

I forgot to mention that tattooed fingers are deemed a sign of mental illness at DL, I believe?

by Anonymousreply 119November 19, 2023 12:39 PM

Nobody could identify William Shakespeare???!!!!

by Anonymousreply 120November 21, 2023 2:42 AM

Yes, shocking that none of them could identify Shakespeare. There were a few other questions that they missed that seemed easy.

I like Deanna and I’m glad that she won.

by Anonymousreply 121November 21, 2023 2:55 AM

I knew Kennesaw was Civil War, and that the cross as a sign meant Constantine.

by Anonymousreply 122November 21, 2023 11:44 AM

I found “Granny” entertaining.

Could FJ have been any easier?

by Anonymousreply 123November 21, 2023 1:14 PM

Bow tied Ed was sweet! Glad to see him win.

by Anonymousreply 124November 22, 2023 2:45 AM

Ed was an impressive player, bow tie and all.

Only thing I could think of for Final was the fact that Buz Murdock was one of the two main characters on Route 66. But I figured a 60 year old series was a bit obscure, even for Jeopardy!

by Anonymousreply 125November 22, 2023 5:32 PM

Today is the 60th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Wonder if that will be mentioned on tonight's show. Maybe a category devoted to the topic?

by Anonymousreply 126November 22, 2023 5:33 PM

R126, How morbid.

by Anonymousreply 127November 22, 2023 6:42 PM

How could two of them miss such an easy FJ? I’m starting to miss Trebek’s scorn.

by Anonymousreply 128November 22, 2023 11:57 PM

I thought of Sinatra immediately but wondered if it was too obvious a reply and there might be a trick. So, maybe....Harry Connick?

Bowie seemed like an odd guess because...wasn't he known for having two different colored eyes?

by Anonymousreply 129November 23, 2023 12:24 AM

My mom, my cousin and I got Final easily. I knew Bel Canto as well.

by Anonymousreply 130November 23, 2023 12:55 AM

No; wives.

by Anonymousreply 131November 23, 2023 3:08 AM

Yes, David Bowie famously had two different colored eyes.

by Anonymousreply 132November 23, 2023 6:26 PM

R132-If he'd been a Persian cat, he'd have been deaf.

by Anonymousreply 133November 23, 2023 7:43 PM

Anyone else get Josie and the Pussycats?

by Anonymousreply 134November 24, 2023 12:38 AM

I did.

by Anonymousreply 135November 24, 2023 7:31 AM

Foo- cult

by Anonymousreply 136November 24, 2023 11:26 PM

Was Fred annoying as hell? Why, yes, yes he was!

by Anonymousreply 137November 25, 2023 12:21 AM

I think Dennis will win handily over Jen & Nick in next week's finals.

by Anonymousreply 138November 25, 2023 4:06 AM

Damn! Tammy Wynette really looked like a guy in a wig!

by Anonymousreply 139November 27, 2023 11:59 PM

Great game tonight with 3 evenly matched smart players. Well......collectively, they sure knew more of the answers than I did.

by Anonymousreply 140November 28, 2023 2:22 AM

I would've been happy with any of them.

Knew final, but did anyone else also get Our Man in Havana?

by Anonymousreply 141November 28, 2023 11:59 PM

I did!

by Anonymousreply 142November 29, 2023 2:46 AM

I got Havana too. But I was also sure Dennis would stage a magnificent comeback and redeem himself with a big win after missing Oliver Wendell Holmes on yesterday's Daily Double.

by Anonymousreply 143November 29, 2023 3:48 AM

YAWN. We start another Champions Wildcard Tournament today.

I want to get back to regular play. I want to get back to the thrill of possibly seeing the next Ken Jennings or Mattea Roach or James Holzhauer.

by Anonymousreply 144November 29, 2023 6:07 PM

Or Cris Pannullo.

by Anonymousreply 145November 29, 2023 7:18 PM

But will we not be seeing Cris P. until April? Can that be true??

(gasp)

by Anonymousreply 146November 29, 2023 8:04 PM

[quote] I was also sure Dennis would stage a magnificent comeback

I was perfectly happy with the results from yesterday. I found Dennis a bit off-putting because he came across as a snobby know-it-all. I like Nick Cascone (who had a small part in Titanic, which he never mentioned), and I’m glad he’s going to the ToC.

by Anonymousreply 147November 29, 2023 10:39 PM

Congratulations to Hung Henry!

by Anonymousreply 148November 29, 2023 11:58 PM

Yay, Henry!!! Didn’t think that was going to happen for him.

by Anonymousreply 149November 30, 2023 12:02 AM

"Regular play" will resume in April. They've got some more tournaments lined up until then.

by Anonymousreply 150November 30, 2023 12:03 AM

They died with ballet. No one knew Nureyev??

by Anonymousreply 151November 30, 2023 1:47 AM

No one knew Led Zeppelin.

by Anonymousreply 152November 30, 2023 1:49 AM

They even showed a picture!

by Anonymousreply 153November 30, 2023 1:52 AM

They knew Misty Copeland!

by Anonymousreply 154November 30, 2023 1:59 AM

I was cheering for the uniquely named burnt-out librarian. I'm looking forward to April, with a new crop of contestants.

by Anonymousreply 155November 30, 2023 3:58 AM

R151, Or Nijinsky? The date made it obvious.

by Anonymousreply 156November 30, 2023 7:31 AM

Did my homies know Catfish Row, too? Seemed like a DL question. Got neither Led Zellin nor Misty Copeland myself.

by Anonymousreply 157November 30, 2023 12:35 PM

I did! Misty, too.

by Anonymousreply 158November 30, 2023 2:05 PM

Ken said at the start that this would be the last Champions Wildcard tournament they do. The fourth and final one. So, that suggests come mid-December, they'll have some other type of games. Whether its "regular play" remains to be seen.

by Anonymousreply 159November 30, 2023 5:03 PM

Ken mocking a contestant’s response derisively, when “quarterback” was offered.

Would Alex have done that?

by Anonymousreply 160November 30, 2023 5:06 PM

I swear I am SO over these Championship Wildcard games.

They can't end soon enough - although I admit I am looking forward to seeing Hung Henry (as R148 calls him) again.

Didn't Ken say on yesterday's show that the games with regular players start in April?

Or maybe I nodded off while watching and dreamed that bit of info as a nightmare.

by Anonymousreply 161November 30, 2023 9:14 PM

R160, Alex would have absolutely made fun of a bad response. Do people forget what a bitch he could be?

by Anonymousreply 162November 30, 2023 9:48 PM

[quote] Didn't Ken say on yesterday's show that the games with regular players start in April? Or maybe I nodded off while watching and dreamed that bit of info as a nightmare.

Ken said nothing of the sort. That was EP Michael Davies who apparently said that during one of the Jeopardy podcasts discussing that weeks shows. At least that's what someone posting here on DL reported a month or so ago. I haven't heard the podcast to verify. While I love the history of Jeopardy podcasts, I am bored silly with the weekly review of the weeks games podcast.

What Ken said on Wednesday's show, as has already been referenced upthread, is that this will be the last set of Champions Wildcard games for season 37 and 38 winners.

Not sure if that means we'll move back to regular play in three weeks or move on to Champions Wildcard games for season 39 winners. We'll find out in three weeks.

by Anonymousreply 163November 30, 2023 9:53 PM

I wouldn’t mind seeing Tyler out of uniform if you know what I’m saying.

by Anonymousreply 164November 30, 2023 11:35 PM

It’s funny they all hated the Beatles wives category. Very easy for anyone over a certain age.

by Anonymousreply 165November 30, 2023 11:42 PM

How could those ditzy women not know the Warren Commission?

by Anonymousreply 166November 30, 2023 11:58 PM

I'm a geezer and wasn't easy for me, R165. Final, on the other hand, was easy. As were Minnie Pearl, Brunhilde, and cloche (guess Ken never took French).

by Anonymousreply 167December 1, 2023 12:01 AM

I was so pulling for Tyler...

by Anonymousreply 168December 1, 2023 12:25 AM

Embarrassingly easy FJ for a Championship game.

I knew the answer immediately when I saw 1963 in the clue.

by Anonymousreply 169December 1, 2023 12:27 AM

R166 Isn't American History taught in school anymore? I knew it because I lived it but that's something every American should know.

by Anonymousreply 170December 1, 2023 12:38 AM

Tyler kind of made me think of Pete Buttigieg with better genes.

by Anonymousreply 171December 1, 2023 2:03 AM

He does seem to have a stick up his keester.

by Anonymousreply 172December 1, 2023 2:54 AM

Really, really glad that Tyler won. He’s hot. Loved the way he looked in that uniform. And I agree with R164 that I’d like to see him out of it as well.

I had a feeling that he was going to be the only one of the three to get FJ right. Watergate? First, she was off by 10 years plus, there was no disputed report.

by Anonymousreply 173December 1, 2023 4:05 AM

Ciara seemed super smart until Watergate!

by Anonymousreply 174December 1, 2023 5:34 AM

Tyler seems most comfortable with American history, geography, and politics.

by Anonymousreply 175December 1, 2023 12:33 PM

R172 - it was as though he set out to maintain the uber-military rigid control thing, but slipped into what he's like off-duty a couple of times.

by Anonymousreply 176December 1, 2023 12:54 PM

Yes, Tyler had the ultra rigid military control thing down. Ken even commented on it during Final. So, it was nice to see him relax and smile upon winning.

Yes, the Warren Commission was super easy for Final, especially having seen a recent JFK assassination 60th anniversary special.

by Anonymousreply 177December 1, 2023 5:06 PM

Garrett and Bryce were both BF material; moreover, they both seemed more interested in a BOYfriend.

by Anonymousreply 178December 1, 2023 11:59 PM

Another ultra cinchy final. And I don’t think it has to do with being a Native American & former Salt Lake City resident.

by Anonymousreply 179December 2, 2023 12:40 AM

Sooooo….do producers not even give a fuck anymore about having an FJ that a ten year would maybe struggle with??

And to make matters worse, one dumb fucking contestant couldn’t even come with any response, and the game was there for the taking due to horrible wagering by another dumb fucking contestant.

Not your finest (half) hour Jeopardy.

by Anonymousreply 180December 4, 2023 9:23 PM

How could any adult not know FJ?

by Anonymousreply 181December 4, 2023 11:32 PM

Agreed, Final was a total giveaway (unless your name is FI/NN). Surprising they were stumped at banding birds? Assumed my homies here all got Cruel Summer, too.

by Anonymousreply 182December 5, 2023 1:32 AM

I really liked the tall cute bearded guy on the end - was his name Matt? - to win! But every time he seemed to be forging ahead he made a few unfortunate blunders.

So instead we'll have another round with Popeye.

by Anonymousreply 183December 6, 2023 2:30 AM

[quote]I really liked the tall cute bearded guy on the end - was his name Matt? - to win! But every time he seemed to be forging ahead he made a few unfortunate blunders.

To put it mildly. I thought he was one of the worst players in recent memory.

by Anonymousreply 184December 6, 2023 3:54 AM

Wanted to root for Matt but he kept getting so many clues wrong!

But then Andrew knew nothing about history. He thought Reagan was the subject of a 1975 assassination attempt?! He thought Castro was the subject of a 1933 assassination attempt!?!?!?!? Fidel Castro was 7 years old in 1933.

by Anonymousreply 185December 6, 2023 4:57 AM

I vaguely remember cute tall Matt from his first appearance but if he won 2 games back then I guess he was up against some really weak competition.

Andrew is not destined to be a DL fave no matter how much he wins. Those assassination clues were all about the years, of course. Even I knew it would be Ford and FDR.

by Anonymousreply 186December 6, 2023 1:46 PM

I incorrectly guessed FJ as Boardwalk Empire

by Anonymousreply 187December 6, 2023 2:53 PM

I guessed The Gilded Age.

by Anonymousreply 188December 6, 2023 4:56 PM

Good god!!!!

Top ten hilariously wrong FJ today.

by Anonymousreply 189December 6, 2023 9:52 PM

Kate my ass!

by Anonymousreply 190December 6, 2023 10:43 PM

More like Keith!

by Anonymousreply 191December 6, 2023 10:43 PM

I guessed Lassie

by Anonymousreply 192December 6, 2023 11:04 PM

Is Kate trans?

by Anonymousreply 193December 6, 2023 11:35 PM

I guessed Secretariat. Will Rogers, indeed!

Was expecting Kate to be a "they" myself.

by Anonymousreply 194December 6, 2023 11:56 PM

Will Rogers, stud.

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by Anonymousreply 195December 6, 2023 11:58 PM

I guessed Trigger though I couldn't remember if there was a book or movie about him.

by Anonymousreply 196December 7, 2023 12:22 AM

Nice ending to this week's celeb jeopardy

by Anonymousreply 197December 7, 2023 2:11 AM

When do the new shows start? With the new questions?

by Anonymousreply 198December 7, 2023 3:22 AM

I thought pragmatism and Manila Bay were tough, but all the rain songs were gimmes. Kate did well with African Cuisine.

by Anonymousreply 199December 7, 2023 4:33 AM

Kate was lovely, but why does she wear her hair in such an uncomplimentary fashion? I suppose it’s practical, but it’s not attractive.

by Anonymousreply 200December 7, 2023 10:33 AM

Good game. Really enjoyed it.

I figured out Seabiscuit for Final even though I didn't see the movie. J

by Anonymousreply 201December 7, 2023 5:57 PM

Well isn’t Scott just a barrel of fun. Yeeesh what a bitch. He looked like he wanted to throw something when he very incorrectly called Von Miller a “D Lineman” instead of a linebacker.

by Anonymousreply 202December 7, 2023 9:08 PM

Scott proved to be one of the most dour, severe cunts to ever play the game. He was also kind of an ass to Gary, who is obviously gay.

by Anonymousreply 203December 7, 2023 9:21 PM

And did you all have your eye on Scott after Final Jeopardy? He wasn't talking with or interacting with either of the other contestants or with Ken, and he looked very, very angry. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that on Jeopardy! before.

by Anonymousreply 204December 8, 2023 1:55 AM

Yes, he thought having a supposed in with Aaron Rodgers gave him a leg up. And what a stupid response to FJ.

by Anonymousreply 205December 8, 2023 2:00 AM

I wondered if maybe Scott shook hands and congratulated Youngshen before the camera showed Youngshen hugging the lady on the right? Trying to give Scott the benefit of the doubt....

by Anonymousreply 206December 8, 2023 2:02 AM

That was an almost impossible FJ. Really impressed with Youngshen that he got it right.

by Anonymousreply 207December 8, 2023 2:03 AM

[quote]That was an almost impossible FJ.

Really? I didn't find it difficult at all.

[quote]I wondered if maybe Scott shook hands and congratulated Youngshen before the camera showed Youngshen hugging the lady on the right?

I had the same thought, but even if that's true, he then stopped interacting with everyone and just stood there with a very angry/upset look on his face.

by Anonymousreply 208December 8, 2023 2:09 AM

Nah, R206. Scott did nothing to earn the benefit of doubt.

by Anonymousreply 209December 8, 2023 2:12 AM

Anyone else catch the giggle when the female contestant correctly answered Will Rogers?? They had clearly just watched the previous group and the ridiculous response by Kate that Will Rogers fathered over 100 children by 14.

by Anonymousreply 210December 8, 2023 2:15 AM

Yes, I fully expected Ken to make a snarky comment about dear old Will and his lasso, r210.

by Anonymousreply 211December 8, 2023 2:16 AM

R204 Yes, it surprised me at what a sore loser he was.

by Anonymousreply 212December 8, 2023 2:45 AM

r203, who is Gary?

by Anonymousreply 213December 8, 2023 2:59 AM

Apparently R213, that’s my completely made up name for Youngshen. Gotta stop drinking so early. 🙀

by Anonymousreply 214December 8, 2023 3:10 AM

I think Esperanto is another response that pops up fairly frequently on Jeopardy.

by Anonymousreply 215December 8, 2023 12:10 PM

Can anyone confirm whether or not the following statement from a poster above is correct? I had suggested that the JEOPARDY! writers could have continued writing clues all during the strike but just not given them over to the producers till the strike ended, and someone responded:

[quote]NO. That's illegal under union rules. You don't do any work for your employer, even work that might be used in the future, while the union is striking. That's a basic of every union.

This makes no sense to me. If the writers were allowed to write and stockpile clues during the strike while keeping those clues in their personal possession, it would obviously make it so much easier on them when the strike was over, so they wouldn't have to scramble to write hundreds of new clues in a short period. If nothing else, the writers could have been writing clues on their own, not telling anyone, and keeping them in folders in their computers at home. Then, when the strike ended, they could take some of them out bit by bit and say, "Hey, look what I came up with yesterday?" But I don't think such bending of the truth would even be necessary.

by Anonymousreply 216December 8, 2023 2:56 PM

Scott thought VERY highly of himself. I think he was talking up this supposed email relationship with Aaron Rodgers too.

by Anonymousreply 217December 8, 2023 3:09 PM

Scott seemed like the type who would kick his dog in anger.

by Anonymousreply 218December 8, 2023 3:12 PM

I do think Youngshen went over to shake Scott's hand because when I played that part back in slow motion, you sort of get the sense that he was coming from Scott's direction - but it had to have been a really abrupt (and I suspect unwelcome) handshake because because of the blink-of-an-eye amount of time that elapsed.

Compare that with the big gay embrace he gave the other (and receptive) contestant.

[quote]Scott seemed like the type who would kick his dog in anger.

Yeah, and then bury its lifeless body in the backyard.

by Anonymousreply 219December 8, 2023 3:20 PM

Scott hit me on the head with a fondue pot.

by Anonymousreply 220December 8, 2023 3:26 PM

Scott is closeted and resented Youngshen’s “out-ness.” See man-crush and pen-pal boyfriend one-sided relationship with an NFL player.

by Anonymousreply 221December 8, 2023 3:42 PM

R218, I haven’t seen a Jeopardy! contestant seethe like Scott did after losing since Alex Jacob when the judges would rule against one of his responses.

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by Anonymousreply 222December 8, 2023 4:19 PM

Great to see Yungshen again. He won three or four games around July 4th last year. Very smart and also gay.

When the camera cut back from Ken to the contestants, Yungshen was walking from the area where Scott was toward Robin. Presumably, he offered Scott a handshake, which Scott probably returned, but maybe not given the way he was stewing over losing.

Given his close "friendship" with Aaron Rodgers, Scott was also likely stewing about getting a football question like "lineman:" wrong.

I had no idea on Final. Only thing I could come up with was "lingua franca." Am very impressed Yungshen knew the answer.

by Anonymousreply 223December 8, 2023 5:18 PM

"Lingua Franca" was my guess too. I thought of Esperanto, but for some reason I thought it was developed in the 30's or 40's.

by Anonymousreply 224December 8, 2023 5:40 PM

Appearing to be a sore loser on Jeopardy is just so unbecoming.

by Anonymousreply 225December 8, 2023 5:58 PM

R225 Ha, So being a sore loser but not appearing so is acceptable?

But I agree that in the decades I've watched I've never seen angry petulant resentment so nakedly displayed. In short, what a loser.

by Anonymousreply 226December 8, 2023 6:10 PM

[QUOTE] So being a sore loser but not appearing so is acceptable?

I didn’t say it was “acceptable.” But how would the audience ever even know? I’m sure there are many contestants over the years who were “sore losers” inside but managed to put on a good sport face about it given the fact that they were being filmed.

by Anonymousreply 227December 8, 2023 6:16 PM

I remember Youngshen from his first appearance because he's memorably cute, but can't really remember if he ever said or gave away conclusive proof of his gayness. If so, what was it?

by Anonymousreply 228December 8, 2023 8:09 PM

Yungshen met his future husband, Chris Cianci, while they were in law school at USC.

Scroll to the bottom of this webpage for a photo of their wedding.

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by Anonymousreply 229December 8, 2023 8:15 PM

Oh yes, I remember all that now. Thanks, r229.

by Anonymousreply 230December 8, 2023 8:19 PM

I liked all three contestants. Gary started slow, but wagered wisely with his two Daily Doubles and then sailed along to win. Ken looked sharp with that purple tie.

by Anonymousreply 231December 9, 2023 4:23 AM

Easy as pie FJ again! Yet Carmela got it wrong.

by Anonymousreply 232December 9, 2023 12:47 PM

Easy FJ!

by Anonymousreply 233December 11, 2023 11:05 PM

So cinchy the final Jeopardy!

by Anonymousreply 234December 11, 2023 11:36 PM

I didn't think it was easy at all. Guessed Hemingway out of desperation.

by Anonymousreply 235December 12, 2023 1:49 AM

I heard fascism , author, and first thought which came to mind was 1984 and I rightly guessed Orwell

by Anonymousreply 236December 12, 2023 2:22 AM

Cool comeback for Emma. She and Donesh seemed to get much faster on their buzzers after the first round.

No one getting "Play Misty for Me" deserves an eyeroll...

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by Anonymousreply 237December 12, 2023 4:12 AM

Again, Orwell is a VERY frequent response on Jeopardy. I wasn't sure if it was 1984 or Animal Farm they were referencing.

by Anonymousreply 238December 12, 2023 12:48 PM

Sorry that cute Henry lost, but thank goodness that Julia is not advancing.

by Anonymousreply 239December 13, 2023 1:57 AM

Chem prof Gary has a pretty wide range of knowledge.

by Anonymousreply 240December 13, 2023 7:08 AM

Gary’s tribe must hail from the same people that tug on their earlobes to greet one another. Carol Burnett’s grandmother was the reason Carol would yank a lobe at the conclusions of her programs.

by Anonymousreply 241December 13, 2023 7:48 AM

Aw, I liked Julia and would have liked to see her go forward.

by Anonymousreply 242December 13, 2023 1:01 PM

Gary is exhausting. I was done with him before the first commercial break.

by Anonymousreply 243December 13, 2023 2:51 PM

I love Julia and think she’s fun and quirky. I wanted her or Hunky Henry to advance to the Finals, not Mr. Gigantic Earlobes.

by Anonymousreply 244December 13, 2023 3:26 PM

Tyler is swoonworthy!

How old do you think he is? I'm guessing verrrrrrry young.

by Anonymousreply 245December 13, 2023 10:21 PM

Why was saying "Iceberg Slim" on TV so noteworthy to Julia?

by Anonymousreply 246December 13, 2023 10:39 PM

Tyler is so fucking sexy.

by Anonymousreply 247December 13, 2023 10:44 PM

Tyler was created to be rimmed.

by Anonymousreply 248December 13, 2023 11:13 PM

And he knows his musicals! (Did you see the cocked eyebrow before his response was revealed?)

by Anonymousreply 249December 14, 2023 12:56 AM

Ha, Tyler is quite the snack. I knew DL would hyperventilate.

by Anonymousreply 250December 14, 2023 2:02 AM

I wish Tyler had celebrated his well-deserved victory by leading the studio audience in a rousing chorus of "Oom-Pah-Pah!"

by Anonymousreply 251December 14, 2023 4:04 AM

Or perhaps "Boy for Sale."

by Anonymousreply 252December 14, 2023 12:31 PM

I I liked all the contestants on today's episode

Felt bad for green shirt guy

I incorrectly guessed AA for FJ

by Anonymousreply 253December 14, 2023 11:38 PM

LOVE that Youngshen! Poor thing, I thought he was gonna have a heart attack tonight. That FJ was so hard, can't believe he guessed right.

by Anonymousreply 254December 14, 2023 11:47 PM

Green shirt guy looked kinda like new DL fave Jonathan Bailey.

by Anonymousreply 255December 14, 2023 11:48 PM

I felt bad for green shirt cutie, he never found his rhythm.

I was gobsmacked that Yungshen, gay as a picnic basket, thought that Cher was one of the stars of 2016 Best Picture winner, “Moonlight”.

by Anonymousreply 256December 15, 2023 2:25 AM

I didn't think Final was that difficult. I'm not that old, but I have watched Southwest grow and expand over the last few decades.

by Anonymousreply 257December 15, 2023 2:27 AM

Yeah, I thought FJ was pretty easy.

I was a little worried when Yungshen had to shout "but not me!!" when he got "like father like son".... working out gay boy trauma in public.

Green shirt guy was very sad... his family there, he clearly thought he'd do better. Then our butterfly Youngshen had to bounce around and hug everyone. Green shirt guy projected "I am going to cry and I wish you wouldn't hug me please."

by Anonymousreply 258December 15, 2023 2:35 AM

Garrett looks quite built under that tightly buttoned shirt.

I couldn't get Pandemonium, but was surprised they blanked on Cape Fear and Wayne State.

by Anonymousreply 259December 15, 2023 3:04 AM

Garrett's pecs were practically popping out of that beautiful green shirt.

by Anonymousreply 260December 15, 2023 3:13 AM

[quote]Garrett's pecs were practically popping out of that beautiful green shirt.

They still don’t make up for (or distract from) that face.

by Anonymousreply 261December 15, 2023 6:54 AM

Don't think I've ever seen a player more wound up and anxious as Yungshen. So weird that he wasn't that wound up for his first game of the tournament. Or if he was, he hid it much better.

Bravo to Yungshen for knowing Final and winning. I initially said Delta for Final, but changed to Southwest after thinking about it for a moment.

Andrew sure started slow, but once he started answering questions, he came on strong. I was impressed. And Garrett was just sort of barely there for the second half.

So, the finals games of this tournament will be between Yungshen, Tyler and ear lobes Gary. I'll definitively be rooting for Yungshen.

by Anonymousreply 262December 15, 2023 5:00 PM

Tyler was slow on the buzzer, but prevailed nevertheless. Glad that he got FJ.

by Anonymousreply 263December 16, 2023 12:31 AM

FJ was so easy! Just can’t believe good ol’ Tippecanoe ‘n Tyler too was the sole holder of the winning question.

by Anonymousreply 264December 16, 2023 12:48 AM

Oh, Yungshen.

Between tonight's remark about being brought up in a trailer park and his loving the Na'vi language in Avatar, to yesterday's unexpected outburst of "But not me!" in "Like father like son," he's starting to channel Mattea Roach in providing commentary on his responses.

Having said that, I'd still like to see him win - if only to see him give one of his big gay hugs to Tyler.

by Anonymousreply 265December 16, 2023 1:00 AM

Hallelujah!

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by Anonymousreply 266December 16, 2023 1:18 AM

Yungshen is hyper. Calm down, dude.

by Anonymousreply 267December 16, 2023 1:45 AM

Tyler in his dress blues. He should be recruited by Straight Off Base.

by Anonymousreply 268December 16, 2023 2:14 AM

Tyler is gay, right? He's got to be. He started Double Jeopardy with the San Francisco category and went back to it a second time. That means he's gay, right? Right?

by Anonymousreply 269December 16, 2023 2:18 AM

As much as I love Tyler, I love Yungshen even more. I hope Yungshen wins this thing.

by Anonymousreply 270December 16, 2023 3:09 AM

As soon as I saw the Final Jeopardy category, I had a a feeling Tyler would be the only one who'd get it right and would win due to the scores going in.

by Anonymousreply 271December 16, 2023 4:00 AM

I thought Mayim was fine. No idea with bull moose. Monday should be exciting.

by Anonymousreply 272December 16, 2023 5:27 AM

Yungshen and Gary were battling it out throughout the game, leaving Tyler in the dust. Yet Tyler was the one who got Final right. LOL!

I'm of course rooting for Yungshen. Gotta support family!

I had no idea on Final

by Anonymousreply 273December 17, 2023 12:03 AM

Hooray for Yungshen, the cutest Jeopardy player ever!

by Anonymousreply 274December 18, 2023 11:47 PM

I've never smiled so hard at a jeopardy episode. I know Mary!!!

Sweet, sweet Justice. Too bad he didn't wager anything

by Anonymousreply 275December 18, 2023 11:49 PM

A gay answer for a gay contestant. Confirming that Tyler is straight—although he thanked everyone under the sun except a girlfriend.

by Anonymousreply 276December 19, 2023 12:08 AM

I knew the fix was in for Yungshen as soon as the clue for FJ popped up

by Anonymousreply 277December 19, 2023 12:12 AM

Did anyone else get the sense that Ken was waiting for the judges to approve "Stonewall" as opposed to "Stonewall Inn"?

In any case, I'm thrilled that Yungshen won. What a dollface!

by Anonymousreply 278December 19, 2023 1:04 AM

What was the blip that happened with that one response? Did one of the other contestants (other than Yungshen) blurt out the answer before they buzzed or were called upon? Or did Ken blurt it out?

by Anonymousreply 279December 19, 2023 1:06 AM

I thought Yungshen blurted out the answer without buzzing in, then buzzed in and gave the same answer. But I could be wrong.

by Anonymousreply 280December 19, 2023 3:53 AM

R280, It was Gary.

by Anonymousreply 281December 19, 2023 3:55 AM

Gary's blurting out "lean" without ringing in led to Yungshen's second DD, where he put the game out of reach. He is very fast on the buzzer and there's no way he was going to miss that FJ.

by Anonymousreply 282December 19, 2023 4:07 AM

YEAH Yungshen!!

I knew when I saw the clue for Final that Yungshen would get it but doubted the others would.

Ken's hesitation when reading Yungshen's clue had to do with the "Ahhhhhhhh!" he wrote underneath, not whether Stonewall was acceptable. Not sure why Yungshen needed to do that, but he did.

Tyler seemed genuinely happy for Yungshen, giving him the biggest smile we've ever seen him give. And he returned the hug. Gary, on the other hand, didn't seem quite so happy for him, but did manage to fake a smile.

by Anonymousreply 283December 19, 2023 7:08 AM

So, does this mean we'll see more of Yungshen down the road in other Jeopardy competitions?

by Anonymousreply 284December 19, 2023 1:38 PM

I'm incredibly embarrassed to admit that I did NOT get Final Jeopardy. I guess I was thrown off by the phrasing that the monument was named after a "place of business," which didn't strike me as referring to a bar. But I know that's a very poor excuse, and I REALLY should have gotten it.

by Anonymousreply 285December 19, 2023 1:50 PM

Yeah, I was confused by the phrasing and thought they meant a new monument that was recently built and then named after a place of business, not the place of business itself. I knew it was in or near the West Village because of Christopher Garden = Christopher Street and yet still got confused.

I guess "Christopher" was no help to the straight guys. So happy that Yungshen and most of you are smarter than eldergay little old me.

by Anonymousreply 286December 19, 2023 1:58 PM

R282 I don't think I've ever seen a contestant just answer like that, without buzzing in. Gary had a real brain fart.

Yungshen is (as he said, admiring his husband Chris) "a lot to handle".... a real character.

And, yes, my boy Tyler was magnanimous and happy for Yungshen, hugged him comfortably etc. I am sure Tyler is gay and I'd love to know his relationship with the "General" whom he mentioned as mentor. Don't cock-block my dreaming... sweet Tyler must be gay.....

by Anonymousreply 287December 19, 2023 2:17 PM

Tyler was extremely polite throughout. Yungshen is certainly intelligent.

by Anonymousreply 288December 19, 2023 2:22 PM

So, r287, he knew Stonewall was the correct response, but felt he would be outed if he wrote it down?

by Anonymousreply 289December 19, 2023 2:26 PM

Didn't Yungshen says he was "an acquired taste"?

by Anonymousreply 290December 19, 2023 2:28 PM

R289 Huh? Last I checked I am gay, and I had no idea what the FJ answer was. I think "monument" threw me off.

by Anonymousreply 291December 19, 2023 2:32 PM

Those sculptures are indeed referred to as the Stonewall National Monument, and I know that. But for some strange reason, as I noted above, I did NOT get the answer.

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by Anonymousreply 292December 19, 2023 2:39 PM

I had no idea Stonewall was a National Monument either, R291.

It is incredibly difficult for me to accept Tyler as straight after he failed to mention a female significant other. I liked Yungshen, so cute and smart how can one not?

by Anonymousreply 293December 19, 2023 3:55 PM

I kinda felt bad for Earlobe Gary when he blurted out a correct answer without buzzing in because that enabled Youngshen to quickly answer properly and then follow up with getting the DD.

But wow, I completely forgot Stonewall was a national monument, and I just presumed that park was called Stonewall Park.

I just should have known better given the number of times I've walked near there on my way to or from the IFC Center.

Having said that, I was very happy to see Youngshen win, especially to see him hug a smiling Tyler, who I'm also imagining as being gay.

by Anonymousreply 294December 19, 2023 5:03 PM

R294, “Don’t ask, don’t tell”.

by Anonymousreply 295December 19, 2023 5:24 PM

Here’s Tyler with Mom and Dad.

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by Anonymousreply 296December 19, 2023 5:26 PM

^That might not be Mom and Dad, but it is Tyler.

by Anonymousreply 297December 19, 2023 5:29 PM

If that's Tyler's parents he must have been adopted.

by Anonymousreply 298December 19, 2023 6:49 PM

Who is Tyler's "mentor" that he thanked?

by Anonymousreply 299December 19, 2023 6:56 PM

I had a few "mentors" in my 20s myself.

by Anonymousreply 300December 19, 2023 6:57 PM

The owners of activeduty.com need to find and sign Tyler immediately.

He'll make more money working for them than he did on "Jeopardy!", that's for sure...

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by Anonymousreply 301December 19, 2023 7:30 PM

^^^ The first time I saw Tyler, I immediately thought of Active Duty's "Brian Effortley." Do a search. I highly recommend his solo.

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by Anonymousreply 302December 19, 2023 8:22 PM

I liked Mike.

by Anonymousreply 303December 19, 2023 11:59 PM

For the life of me, I have never been able to understand why any contestant would bet all the money they have on a Daily Double, seeing as how Daily Doubles and Final Jeopardy are the only occasions in the entire show when people have to make their wagers before seeing the clue. This might make some modicum of sense if someone were so far behind the other contestants that they had no other chance of catching up.. Also, I suppose it matters if the category is one in which the contestant considers themselves an expert. But I still think it's a highly questionable move even in those cases. Certainly, it did NOT work out for Mike in the game that aired tonight.

Can someone explain to me the logic behind this?

by Anonymousreply 304December 20, 2023 12:08 AM

r304, while I don't agree with this reasoning, I think for some contestants it's just the thrill and fun of being on the show, being on national TV, and getting the chance to do something highly dramatic and risky, even knowing it may not work out well. They'd rather make a big splash. It's certainly not a logical choice but it is an emotional choice.

by Anonymousreply 305December 20, 2023 1:24 AM

Thanks, R305. Maybe that at least explains why some people do it. But I would think actually winning the game should be every contestant's goal, rather than providing drama.

by Anonymousreply 306December 20, 2023 1:47 AM

For some contestants the goal is just having a fun experience and gambling high is part of that fun. And for the TV viewer, it can certainly make for a more exciting and less predictable game.

by Anonymousreply 307December 20, 2023 1:52 AM

Yes, I think there must be an incredible high to take that risk and have the audience cheer you on.

by Anonymousreply 308December 20, 2023 2:28 AM

[quote]For some contestants the goal is just having a fun experience and gambling high is part of that fun.

I would be surprised if anyone would place that goal over winning the game, but of course, I can't speak for any of the contestants. I will say that, after Mike bet everything on a Daily Double tonight and lost it all, he looked very unhappy for the remainder of the game, as if he realized he had made a very foolish wager.

by Anonymousreply 309December 20, 2023 2:53 AM

I didn't get William & Mary either. I'm sure the comedian needed the $ most, but I don't think he'll get far in the finals.

by Anonymousreply 310December 20, 2023 4:26 AM

I guessed Harvard and wondered if it was too obviously the wrong response.

Eva started out so well but she just never accumulated much money as she was mainly getting the lower amounts in each category.

by Anonymousreply 311December 20, 2023 1:12 PM

Uggg! Another Second Chances tournament. I guess this will be followed by more Champions Wildcard contestants from season 39.

When will be start seeing new contestants and get back to regular play?

I knew William & Mary and also knew Final.

While it's exciting to do a true daily double, it's also foolish to do it in the second round unless its a category you're super confident in. Otherwise true daily doubles should only be a part of the first round.

by Anonymousreply 312December 20, 2023 5:29 PM

R312, it depends on many variables, but again, I think it's often very foolish to wager everything on a Daily Double, whether in the first round or the second round.

by Anonymousreply 313December 20, 2023 6:12 PM

Regular play resumes in April.

by Anonymousreply 314December 20, 2023 8:47 PM

Notice there have been no protestations over Mayim’s firing.

by Anonymousreply 315December 20, 2023 11:12 PM

She wasn’t fired, she was released to pursue other projects. And who are you to judge anyway, the Queen of Bhutan?

by Anonymousreply 316December 20, 2023 11:19 PM

r313, you were proved very wrong tonight.

by Anonymousreply 317December 20, 2023 11:23 PM

R314 - a few weeks ago I mentioned I thought I heard Ken say regular games don't begin until April, but when I posted that someone said I misheard.

The bottom line is these Second Chance games are just not as exciting as regular Jeopardy.

The likes of Youngshen and Tyler are rare, and most the contestants are not interesting enough to warrant a repeat visit.

I miss the regular games where a contestant has the potential to go on a long winning streak and amass a sizeable amount of money.

by Anonymousreply 318December 21, 2023 1:18 AM

Whatsherface was very clever to bone up on opera trivia before her appearance tonight.

by Anonymousreply 319December 21, 2023 1:25 AM

R316 . . .

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by Anonymousreply 320December 21, 2023 1:49 AM

3 enormously dull, if smart, players made for a very interesting game tonight.

by Anonymousreply 321December 21, 2023 2:19 AM

[quote]You were proved very wrong tonight.

I didn't see tonight's game, but how was I proved wrong? The fact that some contestants occasionally win big when betting all the money they have on a Daily Double doesn't change my opinion that, generally speaking, it's a foolish move.

by Anonymousreply 322December 21, 2023 3:37 AM

R319, She might just have been an opera buff. Those were not difficult clues.

by Anonymousreply 323December 21, 2023 3:51 AM

I thought all three did well with some tough questions, but Lady Macbeth for a Daily Double was too damn easy.

by Anonymousreply 324December 21, 2023 4:22 AM

Guessed Green Mile for Final. But, did know Molly Pitcher being from NJ. Thought Mobile Bay, John Henry, and Love's Labour's Lost were obvious.

by Anonymousreply 325December 22, 2023 12:00 AM

Dead Man Walking was a gimme for me! Not surprised none of them knew it though as it would have been hard to connect that title around an opera even if you'd seen the film.

Also knew Molly Pitcher from my NJ childhood.

by Anonymousreply 326December 22, 2023 2:40 AM

Me, too, because it just was performed at the Met. But I had no idea it had been done by prison inmates.

by Anonymousreply 327December 22, 2023 12:28 PM

When the Met's DEAD MAN WALKING was recently live streamed they also showed a short documentary of the preparation for the production at Sing Sing. It was thrilling.

I wonder if the opera expert lady from the other night - was her name Javeria, would have guessed it?

by Anonymousreply 328December 22, 2023 1:30 PM

Bold wagering from Juveria again; she's fast on the buzzer too. Stalin was an odd guess, but Ken's comments really twisted the knife.

by Anonymousreply 329December 23, 2023 6:46 AM

R329, The word “Canada” made FJ obvious.

by Anonymousreply 330December 23, 2023 12:56 PM

Juveria seems quite creepy when she's in game playing mode, but almost human when chatting with Ken.

by Anonymousreply 331December 23, 2023 12:56 PM

R331, It’s those slot machine eyes.

by Anonymousreply 332December 23, 2023 1:04 PM

R331 She is also really, really good. If/when they bring back the "all timers" (James, Amy, Matt et. al.), I bet Dr. Zaheer will be there. I wonder how she lost the first time? Who could beat this psychiatrist-automaton-juggernaut?

by Anonymousreply 333December 23, 2023 2:29 PM

I wonder if she's a good shrink.

by Anonymousreply 334December 23, 2023 2:38 PM

Is it Javeria or Juveria? Either way I think she's pretty fabulous. I'd love her to be my shrink.

by Anonymousreply 335December 23, 2023 2:44 PM

[quote]Juveria seems quite creepy when she's in game playing mode, but almost human when chatting with Ken.

Exactly! She's really creepy when in game mode. It's like she's a robot. Completely unemotional. Her body language is completely stiff. Even her voice is flat and doesn't reveal anything. She'd be a good poker player. But it really is creepy to see while she's playing.

Then when chatting with Ken, she seems perfectly normal. She seems like a human being who actually feels some emotions. Very off putting how she can switch between the two modes so easily.

Yes, Final was incredibly easy due to the Canada portion of the clue.

by Anonymousreply 336December 23, 2023 9:01 PM

DeGaulle could have been inferred from Canada. Montreal?

I actually guessed Churchill but thought it was too obvious.

by Anonymousreply 337December 23, 2023 11:25 PM

I guessed DeGaulle via Montreal. Agreed on the Two Faces of Juveria.

by Anonymousreply 338December 24, 2023 12:37 PM

Seriously, who did Juveria (a new diabetes prescription) lose to?? She’s a monster on the clicker.

by Anonymousreply 339December 24, 2023 4:20 PM

Congrats to Juveria. She just steamrolled over the competition. Super smart and extra fast on the buzzer. a killer combo.

Like r339, I also wonder who is was that she lost to the first time to then put her in the Second Chances competition. Or maybe she was nervous and not quite as confident the first time she was on the Alex Trebek stage and thus was unable to steamroll over the other two.

Anyway, this Second Chances competition was designed to find the Juveria's of the world. People who clearly could have gone far in the game if circumstances had been a little different.

by Anonymousreply 340December 26, 2023 9:54 PM

Juveria lost to Hannah Wilson, another great player. It was close, but Hannah was the only one who got FJ right.

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by Anonymousreply 341December 27, 2023 3:49 AM

God, that woman in the middle was annoying!

by Anonymousreply 342December 27, 2023 1:46 PM

R342, And she needed a shampooing.

by Anonymousreply 343December 27, 2023 1:53 PM

Specs frames rather a deal-breaker.

by Anonymousreply 344December 27, 2023 6:05 PM

Dull game tonight. 3 dreary players. I have no comments.

by Anonymousreply 345December 28, 2023 1:31 AM

VERY easy FJ.

by Anonymousreply 346December 28, 2023 1:44 AM

Mitch gave some really dumb responses.

by Anonymousreply 347December 29, 2023 1:28 AM

Another dreary game.

by Anonymousreply 348December 29, 2023 3:22 AM

I don't get why "zany" was included in the FJ category, or why the Roman home described was "sit-com worthy."

Those Zany Ancient Romans

In the 20s B.C. the Emperor’s sister Octavia had a sitcom-worthy home including the boy & girl twin children of this man & woman.

by Anonymousreply 349December 29, 2023 5:35 AM

R349 Yeah, "zany" was odd word. As for "sit-com worthy," my first guess would be they were attempting to refer to the "Full House" of children she ended up raising???

by Anonymousreply 350December 29, 2023 6:57 AM

I thought capital gain was obvious. If you use Clamato, it's a Bloody Caesar. Picture of a guy, so she blurts out "Agatha Christie!" Okay ... knew about Virginia Woolf as well.

To give the youngsters their due, I had no idea of several pop culture answers that seemed obvious to them.

by Anonymousreply 351December 30, 2023 12:05 AM

Madame Pele.

by Anonymousreply 352December 30, 2023 12:30 AM

It appears, as of this week, that Jeopardy! games are no longer being uploaded on YouTube on a daily basis as they have been for quite some time. Previously, they had been available, usually on the day they aired, for less than 24 hours, often disappearing overnight. But at least you catch them if you missed the broadcast (which is 7:30 pm here in the DC area). If they are still there or elsewhere, I can’t find them.

by Anonymousreply 353December 30, 2023 12:49 AM

It took me a minute but finally came up with Pelé.

by Anonymousreply 354December 30, 2023 3:17 AM

Some pretty hard questions, but I got Detroit. Didn't get Mercury. Greg is sharp, but Xanni could pull ahead if she gets some Daily Doubles and continues to wager big.

by Anonymousreply 355December 30, 2023 5:35 AM

Though I missed it the big clue for Mercury was Messenger in the clue. Mercury was the messenger of the gods.

by Anonymousreply 356December 30, 2023 1:24 PM

Pelé seemed pretty obvious for FJ.

by Anonymousreply 357December 30, 2023 2:10 PM

Not if you know nothing about soccer or Brazil.

by Anonymousreply 358December 30, 2023 2:31 PM

R358, Pelé is an international celebrity in his own right. Just his name alone distinguishes him. Knowledge of soccer or Brazil is not necessary.

by Anonymousreply 359December 30, 2023 3:12 PM

Yep, I remember at one point seeing polls that Pele was the most famous human in the world. I think Michael Jackson replaced him. I bet Messi is the most "known" person in the world now.

by Anonymousreply 360December 30, 2023 3:45 PM

And even if you don't know Brazilian soccer, Pelé's recent death was widely-reported in American media, and the fact that he was mononymous lends itself to his name being entered as a word in a dictionary.

by Anonymousreply 361December 30, 2023 7:28 PM

Xanni had a great game. I had no idea for FJ. Greg had a tricky DD with Thursday and should have wagered more for FJ.

by Anonymousreply 362January 2, 2024 6:08 AM

R362, Big Ben was a pretty stupid guess for FJ.

by Anonymousreply 363January 2, 2024 6:11 AM

Ooops, with the holiday I forgot to watch yesterday. I hope it's online.

by Anonymousreply 364January 2, 2024 1:46 PM

Good game to start the new year.

They also started it with a new opening. Wonder whether that was a one time thing for the new year or whether its permanent.

Xanni was indeed great. Greg lost some of his spark this second game. Sorry he lost, but very happy to see Xanni win.

I really had no idea on Final. At the last second, I thought of Arc de Triumph, but was confident it wasn't right.

by Anonymousreply 365January 2, 2024 5:06 PM

Same category for Final Jeopardy?

by Anonymousreply 366January 2, 2024 11:27 PM

I thought tonight's Final Jeopardy question was oddly worded, and with the stress of being there, I can totally see why she wrote down the landmark as opposed to the letter.

by Anonymousreply 367January 2, 2024 11:31 PM

Hee hee, the winner introduced hisself this evening with the famous Judy Garland “A Star is Born” pose.

by Anonymousreply 368January 2, 2024 11:33 PM

[quote]Hee hee, the winner introduced hisself this evening with the famous Judy Garland “A Star is Born” pose.

He should star in the remake “A Fag is Born”.

by Anonymousreply 369January 3, 2024 1:06 AM

I presume he lost a bet, r368.

by Anonymousreply 370January 3, 2024 1:31 AM

The gay guy didn’t get FJ???

by Anonymousreply 371January 3, 2024 2:39 AM

Now friends, we don't KNOW that he's gay..........................................

by Anonymousreply 372January 3, 2024 2:48 AM

Landmarks as the Final category again?!? Don't think I've ever seen them do the same category two days in a row.

Michael was quite a good player. Glad to see he won. Wonder who he lost to the first time.

His Star is Born intro was definitely unusual. Maybe that's his favorite movie.

Final seemed so incredibly obvious, I'm stunned all three didn't get it.

I guess the new opening is permanent since they used it again Tuesday night. So, instead of old shot of contestants and Alex, we get a shot of Johnny Gilbert in a gold jacket, among others.

by Anonymousreply 373January 3, 2024 5:00 PM

The real Johnny Gilbert is NOT what I imagined him to be.

by Anonymousreply 374January 3, 2024 5:33 PM

The REAL Johnny Gilbert is 95 years old.

About 5 years ago, they had a quick shot of him announcing the contestants at the start of one episode. Alex even commented on him getting some camera time. That was the last time I recall seeing Johnny on camera.

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by Anonymousreply 375January 3, 2024 5:36 PM

So is this guy in the gold jacket just using the name Johnny Gilbert as part of some tradition?

by Anonymousreply 376January 3, 2024 5:38 PM

R375, 95, so young.

by Anonymousreply 377January 3, 2024 5:41 PM

No, that's the real Johnny Gilbert in the gold jacket.

The one and only.

They employ him because of his distinctive voice. He's not there announcing before every show. He comes in once or twice a month to tape the introductions. My understanding is former Clue Crew employee Sarah now does the introductions at the actual tapings and they sub in Johnny's intros later.

by Anonymousreply 378January 3, 2024 5:48 PM

I take it that outside locations are officiallyno more, so Clue Crew is finished?

by Anonymousreply 379January 3, 2024 6:01 PM

Yes, they officially announced the closure of Clue Crew at the start of this new season. Although I don't think Clue Crew has filmed anything since Alex's death.

Jimmy moved over to be the show's stage manager. Sarah does the audience prep and introductions now, along with hosting the show's podcast..

by Anonymousreply 380January 3, 2024 6:40 PM

It's been in the news that Venezuela now claims half of Guyana, invasion a possibility.

by Anonymousreply 381January 4, 2024 1:11 AM

Randall is hot! And smart. Glad he won.

by Anonymousreply 382January 4, 2024 1:50 AM

I like Randall

by Anonymousreply 383January 4, 2024 2:00 AM

2 days in a row - FJ so easy.

I'm shocked that they did not all get it correct

by Anonymousreply 384January 4, 2024 2:01 AM

FJ was so obvious.

Randall is one hot daddy.

by Anonymousreply 385January 4, 2024 2:43 AM

Guy on the left was a complete moron. So many stupid responses. Imflammable?? Ken’s face was saying “oh, you dumb fucker!”

by Anonymousreply 386January 4, 2024 3:19 PM

YEAH for Randall. I liked him.

Andrew started strong and then started giving some dumb answers.

Final was so easy. I knew the answer before Ken finished reading the question.

by Anonymousreply 387January 4, 2024 4:56 PM

Final was a give-away.

by Anonymousreply 388January 5, 2024 12:05 AM

And yet the guy in the middle didn't get it. How could anyone with a high school education not know the correct response, especially when they were looking for 2 names?

by Anonymousreply 389January 5, 2024 2:53 AM

I guessed Dolce and Gabbana for FJ.

by Anonymousreply 390January 5, 2024 3:58 AM

I guessed Mason and Dixon.

by Anonymousreply 391January 5, 2024 4:06 AM

I consider gay Michael's "I got a sports question!" a classic moment. Had no idea of Final.

by Anonymousreply 392January 5, 2024 11:59 PM

I guessed Anne of Green Gables cause of.....you know.....green.....gables.

Our Randall better get on the stick tomorrow. He seems to be in the habit of buzzing in before he knows if he'll have a response. Sometimes it works for him.

I don't believe the nerd alert guy has exactly "alerted" anyone here.

by Anonymousreply 393January 6, 2024 12:53 AM

Randall makes me tingle down there.

by Anonymousreply 394January 6, 2024 12:55 AM

Nerdy Matt reminds me of Arnold Stang.

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by Anonymousreply 395January 6, 2024 12:57 AM

All three guys are kind of attractive in very different ways.

by Anonymousreply 396January 6, 2024 2:46 AM

You can have the other two, r396. I'll settle down with Randall.

by Anonymousreply 397January 6, 2024 12:34 PM

Randall obviously felt he'd ace the black history questions. As with doctors who don't do so with medical categories, and Canadians who let the Americans beat them to the buzzer with Canadiana, things don't always work out as planned.

by Anonymousreply 398January 6, 2024 2:56 PM

I didn't know Providence and Boston were so close together. Exciting finish.

by Anonymousreply 399January 9, 2024 5:49 AM

I guessed Dover and Trenton and thought I might have it.

by Anonymousreply 400January 9, 2024 1:14 PM

Michael should not have been penalized for getting the order wrong in the Reagan dog breed response.

They were only looking for “King Charles”, which he responded correctly.

by Anonymousreply 401January 9, 2024 5:09 PM

I also thought was a shockingly stingy judgment.

by Anonymousreply 402January 9, 2024 5:46 PM

I figured it was some New England state with the two capitals so close together, but I was thinking New Hampshire and Massachusetts. However, I was drawing a blank on the name of New Hampshire's capital.

Never realized Boston and Providence were so close. That makes Providence practically a suburb of Boston.

Yes, it was mean to take away Michael's money for King Charles cavalier, but he essentially added extra information that was incorrect. Yes, it was the word order that was incorrect, but it was not the correct answer.

If they asked who the president was during the Y2K crisis and you said, "Clinton," you'd be correct. If, however, you said, "Will Clinton" by accident, you'd be wrong since he goes by "Bill."

That's why the show tells contestants to only answer with last names unless otherwise instructed.

by Anonymousreply 403January 9, 2024 6:03 PM

I immediately guessed Providence, due to Rhode Island's size, but went the other direction to Hartford, Connecticut. I had no idea about who founded any of these places, though.

by Anonymousreply 404January 9, 2024 6:18 PM

I feel like this 2nd chance tournament has been going on for two years. Is there a bracket or something we can refer to?

by Anonymousreply 405January 9, 2024 6:34 PM

Second Chances and Champions Wildcard have been going on since September. So, we're in month five.

by Anonymousreply 406January 9, 2024 6:44 PM

R403, When practically all of the gay bars closed in Boston, Providence became the new go to city.

by Anonymousreply 407January 9, 2024 6:46 PM

I got final because a few years ago, we took a vacation to Boston. I had way too many things planned, so the last day I made my husband leave Boston, go to Plymouth Rock, take the Lizzy Borden tour in Fall River, then swing by Brown to walk around before driving to the middle of Pennsylvania that evening.

by Anonymousreply 408January 9, 2024 11:03 PM

From reading this thread, I saw that I missed Yungsheng’s return right before Christmas. Too bad. He cracked me up. He was so expressive.

Bow tied Asian guy not to be mistaken for the other bowtied Asian guy Mike whose ties and pocket squares were made out of Legos. He was adorable.

by Anonymousreply 409January 9, 2024 11:09 PM

Final was another give-away.

by Anonymousreply 410January 9, 2024 11:58 PM

All three made a lot of mistakes. I had no idea for pike, but wouldn't have wagered much on a fish question.

by Anonymousreply 411January 10, 2024 4:19 AM

Was it the woman in the middle who was making all those weird sound effects?

by Anonymousreply 412January 10, 2024 4:24 AM

Yes, R412. What was up with her? She was very weird.

by Anonymousreply 413January 10, 2024 12:10 PM

The contestants last night were not only incredibly stupid but dreadful to have to look at. Why do they keep bringing these losers back.

by Anonymousreply 414January 10, 2024 12:21 PM

Rooting for Penise!

by Anonymousreply 415January 10, 2024 11:31 PM

Just watched the episode. Penise, lol!

by Anonymousreply 416January 11, 2024 1:18 AM

I liked the mellow Clevelander, but his awful, ill-fitting jacket was crying out for some queer eye.

by Anonymousreply 417January 11, 2024 4:34 AM

I thought that was Marilu Henner reading a clue, but it was Ellie Kemper.

by Anonymousreply 418January 11, 2024 6:59 PM

At the end of the show, Cleveland guy went over to hug the champ, and then looked like he was about to do the same to the woman on the right.

Then she put her head down, and it looked like she mouthed the word "no."

Having said that, I think these endless Second Chance and Wildcard games are Jeopardy Purgatory.

by Anonymousreply 419January 11, 2024 7:25 PM

God I was happy to hear that we're finally at the end of this second chance bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 420January 12, 2024 1:15 AM

Poor Cleveland guy. Michael Valelly. He is the guy who said he had six unsuccessful cancer surgeries on a previous game.

by Anonymousreply 421January 12, 2024 1:29 AM

Tonight, Long was not very happy when everybody kept the DD. He didn’t clap. He just stood there.

It worked out for him anyway.

by Anonymousreply 422January 12, 2024 1:30 AM

I knew FJ right away, only because I’m old enough to remember Pop Art.

Great come from behind win for Long.

by Anonymousreply 423January 12, 2024 2:36 AM

I never had Pop Tarts as a kid because my parents wouldn't buy them; when I finally got to try them, I couldn't believe how crappy they tasted. I thought all three would get FJ; it was a good game.

by Anonymousreply 424January 12, 2024 4:16 AM

R424, These taste better.

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by Anonymousreply 425January 12, 2024 9:38 AM

They are much better heated, if you tried them raw out of the box - especially brown sugar cinnamon.

by Anonymousreply 426January 12, 2024 5:05 PM

Great game last night.

Surprised Long ended up the victor. But Long also surprised me in knowing as much as he did last night.

I really had no idea on Final

by Anonymousreply 427January 12, 2024 5:26 PM

Long was really behind in the first round. Even he was surprised when he won.

by Anonymousreply 428January 12, 2024 6:02 PM

I had just watched the Gary Gulman special on Netflix so it was a no brainer. BTW, funniest stuff I've seen in ages.

by Anonymousreply 429January 12, 2024 6:42 PM

And I'm old, so I know of Pop Art!

(Also a major fan of Gary Gulman! The "Trader Joe's" bit? Hilarious!)

by Anonymousreply 430January 12, 2024 6:54 PM

Pop Tarts seemed so incredibly obvious because the clue said something about fruit, an art movement, and I believe the 1960s.

We had them around that time, though I haven’t eaten one in decades. They were definitely better toasted — and then spread with a bit of butter to make them even more unhealthy.

by Anonymousreply 431January 12, 2024 7:34 PM

Got an email today from Jeopardy! saying Champions Wildcard for season 39 starts on Tuesday. A total of 54 players are in the wildcard -- 50 former champions plus 4 season 39 Second Chances winners. Whoever the winner is then advances to the Tournament of Champions.

With 54 players, it sound like this Season 39 Champions Wildcard will take 5-6 weeks.

by Anonymousreply 432January 12, 2024 8:27 PM

SOPRANOS!

by Anonymousreply 433January 12, 2024 11:37 PM

Jeez tonight was the worst of the worst. There completely charm free mentality challenged contestants. How did none of them know what a windsor knot is. Like I just like a slab pretty much all of the time but I know how to dial myself up when needed and I know what a f****** tie knot is especially the most basic one.

by Anonymousreply 434January 13, 2024 12:54 AM

Long came from behind twice in two days.

by Anonymousreply 435January 13, 2024 12:55 AM

But none of them could identify The Sopranos? That's some weird shit.

I was kinda glad when the white guy on the end - Matt? - lost all his money on that DD and never recovered.

by Anonymousreply 436January 13, 2024 12:58 AM

That's okay; some dame on "Master Minds" didn't know what "menagerie" means. Picked (of multiple choice) "china collection."

by Anonymousreply 437January 13, 2024 1:07 AM

Matt was so smug, it kind of felt good when he collapsed. I would have guessed Lizzie Bordon too, though.

by Anonymousreply 438January 13, 2024 1:27 AM

Amstel was hard. Those all in wagers are very bold.

by Anonymousreply 439January 13, 2024 3:35 AM

I didn't get FJ. I suck at rivers.

by Anonymousreply 440January 13, 2024 3:51 AM

Long getting Amstel established his Jeopardy credentials to me. He's going to win Monday and I predict he'll go far in the next phase.

by Anonymousreply 441January 13, 2024 3:11 PM

Long has that funny habit of hesitating when he's called on for a response and creating great tension in the game.

by Anonymousreply 442January 13, 2024 5:24 PM

Thought Othello was obvious. Not Jewish, but got etrog right away.

Roy's sweater was atrocious.

by Anonymousreply 443January 16, 2024 12:00 AM

Pretty shocking not to know Robeson.

by Anonymousreply 444January 16, 2024 12:05 AM

I know too much about Robeson and guessed The Emperor Jones.

by Anonymousreply 445January 16, 2024 12:38 AM

I guessed kangaroo mouse too. Rats.

by Anonymousreply 446January 16, 2024 2:23 AM

God will get Roy for that.

by Anonymousreply 447January 16, 2024 4:20 AM

Long was super impressive. Glad to see him win so big.

I vaguely remember him from his first appearance, but don't recall who he was up against. Who was it that defeated him the first time? Cris Panullo?

by Anonymousreply 448January 16, 2024 5:16 PM

Long lost his first game to Stephen Webb, a great player whose win that night was his 6th and who will be in the next TOC too.

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by Anonymousreply 449January 16, 2024 6:52 PM

I thought the winner tonight was the definition of adorkable. And he got that wickedly cruel FJ.

Those 2 ladies weren't much competition. Hard to imagine they were ever winners or were deserving of this second chance.

Anyone else think that "askance glance" was a perfectly acceptable response even though the judges ruled against it.

by Anonymousreply 450January 17, 2024 12:14 AM

Sharon Stone has really let herself go.

by Anonymousreply 451January 17, 2024 12:44 AM

[quote] Anyone else think that "askance glance" was a perfectly acceptable response even though the judges ruled against it.

Yes, I did. I thought that the judges should have accepted that as an answer.

by Anonymousreply 452January 17, 2024 1:37 AM

I was puzzled that they refused askance glance, too.

Winner's kid sounds damn precocious.

by Anonymousreply 453January 17, 2024 2:03 AM

I was puzzled that no one knew “hard boiled egg”.

by Anonymousreply 454January 17, 2024 4:36 AM

Katie kind of reminded me of Mindy Cohn. I had no idea for FJ.

by Anonymousreply 455January 17, 2024 4:44 AM

Did even 50% of tonight’s clues get a correct response? I’ll grant that the game seemed like slightly higher than average difficulty, but still — so many softballs and so many strikeouts.

by Anonymousreply 456January 17, 2024 5:09 AM

R451, I’m shocked.

by Anonymousreply 457January 17, 2024 2:06 PM

Tuesday’s game was borderline torturous to watch.

by Anonymousreply 458January 17, 2024 2:07 PM

Because askance doesn't mean anything close to random. Just cuz it rhymes doesn't mean they should get a pass especially since it doesn't it all fit what the clue is.

by Anonymousreply 459January 17, 2024 3:34 PM

When "soft boiled eggs" turned out to be a wrong response, how difficult would it have been for one of the other two contestants to buzz in with "hard boiled"?

I mean, really?!

by Anonymousreply 460January 17, 2024 3:37 PM

Hottie Alert for tonight’s show.

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by Anonymousreply 461January 17, 2024 4:03 PM

Devin, what were you thinking with that ugly ass beige tee shirt??

Your piercing eyes are blue. Take a hint!

Also, he was a rather weak player.

LOVED the grandma! So sweet. Wanted her to win but knew early on it wasn't gonna happen.

by Anonymousreply 462January 17, 2024 11:36 PM

The champ was impressive and she seemed nice.

by Anonymousreply 463January 18, 2024 12:01 AM

Juveria was a juggernaut. Though she was playing against somewhat uninspiring opponents. Loved Patti — sweet grandma. I remember when she was on originally, and I hoped that she would go far. Devin is totally adorable but didn’t stand a chance tonight.

by Anonymousreply 464January 18, 2024 12:14 AM

I guessed Empire State building for FJ

I like Javeria , from Day 1 in Jeopardy she has been crushing it.

by Anonymousreply 465January 18, 2024 12:39 AM

Devin really committed to the bit. I’m surprised he never slipped out of that super deep Sam Elliott vocal impersonation.

by Anonymousreply 466January 18, 2024 3:18 AM

I guessed the Eiffel Tower for FJ. I really don't know how Javeria came up with the right answer, though the building is famous, I wouldn't have connected that remark about it. Also, with its "minimalist" look, wouldn't have guessed it was built as early as the 1880s.

by Anonymousreply 467January 18, 2024 12:36 PM

Seriously, R467?

The Washington Monument seemed the obvious response to me.

by Anonymousreply 468January 18, 2024 2:30 PM

I came up with the right answer. Second choice would've been Statue of Liberty.

by Anonymousreply 469January 18, 2024 2:58 PM

When does this horseshit end?

by Anonymousreply 470January 18, 2024 3:10 PM

Bedtime reading: At Random, the memoirs of Bennett Cerf. Made me take a second look at the leering, punning panelist of What's My Line. I of course was aware of the importance of Random House in publishing history, but Cerf's life included palling around with Lawrence, Joyce, Shaw, Welty, Faulkner, Lewis, the Gershwins, and more. He dated Miriam Hopkins and his first wife was Sylvia Sydney. A very entertaining romp, and its short chapters make it perfect before sleep.

by Anonymousreply 471January 18, 2024 3:13 PM

Second Chance and Champions Wildcard was made for people like Junevia, Long and Yungshen. So glad they're getting a decent chance to shine.

Great game Wednesday after such a dull game on Tuesday! I liked Grandma a lot, sorry she doesn't get to go further.

My initial response to Final was the Statue of Liberty, but then I realized it didn't come to America until 1885. I pondered for a while on what the correct answer might be and at the last second came up with the Washington Monument. However, I would not have had time to write it down if I had been playing the actual game.

by Anonymousreply 472January 18, 2024 5:07 PM

I first thought Eiffel Tower, but, of course, the answer needed to be "American", so no... but the key for me was "highest", and that led me to Washington Monument.

Just an obvious observation: some games I get absolutely everything and I think, "oh, I could be great on Jeopardy." Other games I get absolutely nothing. The randomness of it all. Hence the value of bringing back players like Juveria, who lost once, but now seems like a superior player.

by Anonymousreply 473January 18, 2024 5:38 PM

Juveria is brilliant

by Anonymousreply 474January 18, 2024 8:34 PM

Juveria could make millions leasing her name out to a drug company.

Surely there's a new diabetes drug just waiting to be called Juveria.

by Anonymousreply 475January 18, 2024 8:37 PM

Juveria's knowledge really seems to span all categories.

Her hug of Grandma Patti was so sweet.

by Anonymousreply 476January 18, 2024 8:56 PM

[quote] Also, with its "minimalist" look, wouldn't have guessed it was built as early as the 1880s.

Actually, R467, construction on the Washington Monument was done in two phases. Construction began in 1848 and stopped in 1854. If you look at the Monument you can clearly see where they stopped and then where they began again in 1876 until it was completed in 1884.

The minimalist look of the Monument is because it is built in the shape of an Egyptian obelisk, purportedly evoking the timelessness of ancient civilizations. When it was completed, the Washington Monument was the tallest building in the world at 555 feet, 5-1/8 inches.

The original design incorporated a round colonnade around the base, which was abandoned, and had a flat top instead of the pointed one that was ultimately used.

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by Anonymousreply 477January 18, 2024 10:25 PM

Fuck off R475.

Just kindly fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 478January 18, 2024 10:53 PM

I knew final right away. Happy with the outcome

by Anonymousreply 479January 18, 2024 11:59 PM

I guessed the same FJ wrong answer as the three contestants.

by Anonymousreply 480January 19, 2024 12:02 AM

As did I, and I'm betting at least 90 per cent of the TV audience, r480.

by Anonymousreply 481January 19, 2024 12:40 AM

I thought Bryan would get Calder. Good contestants and game. I somehow blanked on Hadestown, but got 42nd Street, where the underworld can meet the elite...

by Anonymousreply 482January 20, 2024 4:41 AM

How could she not know the correct response on the DD was Howard Hughes?

by Anonymousreply 483January 20, 2024 4:44 AM

I guessed TN also for final.

Surprised they missed Andrew Wyeth (Christina's World clue).

by Anonymousreply 484January 22, 2024 11:59 PM

BOB DYLAN!

by Anonymousreply 485January 23, 2024 12:02 AM

I guessed KY!

by Anonymousreply 486January 23, 2024 1:28 AM

R486, Jelly?

by Anonymousreply 487January 23, 2024 2:27 AM

I thought that it was either Kentucky or Ohio.

by Anonymousreply 488January 23, 2024 2:55 AM

Holly looked like Frances McDormand. I was sure that Daniel would get FJ and win. Good game.

by Anonymousreply 489January 23, 2024 3:19 AM

Really good game. I liked all three.

However, I figured it would be Daniel who would win. Was surprised by Ron's late surge.

I guessed Ohio for Final.

by Anonymousreply 490January 23, 2024 4:44 AM

I guessed Carole King for "Beautiful Noise." Sorry, Neil.

by Anonymousreply 491January 23, 2024 7:37 PM

Ron Cheung is quite good-looking. Hello, professor.

by Anonymousreply 492January 23, 2024 8:01 PM

The channel that is jeopardy here also shows the local NBA team games for the first time in like 20 years or something and they keep pre-empting Jeopardy and it's pissing me off. Tonight I figured it'd be probably be on at 5:30 cuz reliably when it gets preempted it's usually on at 5:30 or 11:00 p.m. but tonight it was on at 5:00 and I missed all The final Jeopardy.

by Anonymousreply 493January 23, 2024 11:26 PM

Good game but I sure didn't expect Robbi to win. Thought it would be Xanni or Lynn.

Final seemed rather easy.

by Anonymousreply 494January 24, 2024 7:29 AM

A male-appearing person called "Robbi" I fully expected to be a they, not a he.

by Anonymousreply 495January 24, 2024 11:56 AM

Platoon was the only movie of his I could think of.

Anyone else surprised they couldn't come up with "desertion"?

by Anonymousreply 496January 24, 2024 11:58 PM

I had forgotten that Stone wrote Scarface.

by Anonymousreply 497January 25, 2024 1:11 AM

I forgot Rubens.

by Anonymousreply 498January 25, 2024 4:10 AM

I was racking my brain trying to come up with a screenplay Oliver Stone might have written in 1983. Scarface popped to mind, but I dismissed the idea. Oliver Stone's involvement certainly didn't receive much press attention at the time. I guess Brian De Palma directing overshadowed him.

Lloyd seemed especially restless. He couldn't stand still. Constantly moving or twitching about. I wonder if that was just being nervous or is he that way in the classroom too.

by Anonymousreply 499January 25, 2024 5:51 PM

I liked all three contestants. Alec was an impressive player.

I really had no idea on Final, but guessed War & Peace. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be right.

by Anonymousreply 500January 26, 2024 5:10 PM

I thought War & Peace was the obvious answer though I've never read it.

by Anonymousreply 501January 26, 2024 5:13 PM

I guessed Les Miz.

by Anonymousreply 502January 26, 2024 5:39 PM

War and Peace was easy if you knew who the Decembrists were. If not, it was a really difficult question.

by Anonymousreply 503January 26, 2024 5:49 PM

No spoilers - I was [bold] very [/bold] happy for the "Celebrity Jeopardy!" winner. They were truly shocked and seemed very gracious.

by Anonymousreply 504January 26, 2024 7:16 PM

R504, I would be shocked if it was Sherri Shepherd.

by Anonymousreply 505January 26, 2024 8:42 PM

It was satisfying to see Mo get shoved off his smug, arrogant perch. Really surprised he didn't know their FJ.

by Anonymousreply 506January 26, 2024 9:35 PM

If you are interested only in the Final Jeopardy questions:

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by Anonymousreply 507January 26, 2024 9:54 PM

I guess FJ, correct yay!

by Anonymousreply 508January 27, 2024 12:16 AM

R508, It was a giveaway.

by Anonymousreply 509January 27, 2024 12:30 AM

Obviously, a DataLounge Final Jeopardy.

by Anonymousreply 510January 27, 2024 1:58 AM

That was such an easy Final Jeopardy … but only the suspected gay guy at the end got it.

by Anonymousreply 511January 27, 2024 2:05 AM

Bernadette Peters??

by Anonymousreply 512January 27, 2024 2:11 AM

The way Tamara holds herself and her buzzer is off putting.

by Anonymousreply 513January 27, 2024 2:19 AM

Tamara had a bit of a post-80s Kathleen Turner vibe. I dumbly guessed "appropriate" for that Daily Double that killed her chances. Michael is super quick to buzz in and answer.

by Anonymousreply 514January 27, 2024 2:33 AM

[quote] Bernadette Peters??

Seriouslyl .. lol. But at least Bernadette Peters sings and follows Streisand chronologically. The other guy said "Hepburn." WTF?

by Anonymousreply 515January 27, 2024 2:34 AM

Well, he won anyway.

by Anonymousreply 516January 27, 2024 2:36 AM

It was preempted for golf in my berg. The best FJ EVAH.

by Anonymousreply 517January 27, 2024 10:35 PM

I feel mine should have been the first name on that list.

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by Anonymousreply 518January 27, 2024 10:56 PM

I was so happy when my adorkable guy won tonight!

Very proud of him for getting that FJ which I thought was hard. I guessed Jean Valjean, knowing he probably wasn't superhero material. My husband guessed Count of Monte Cristo, which seemed more probable, but we were both wrong.

And I did like the sweet lady tonight, too. Would have been happy if she'd won.

by Anonymousreply 519January 30, 2024 2:59 AM

I guessed the Count of Monte Cristo too. Tough one, but Andy came through, more than making up for his slip-up on Greece.

by Anonymousreply 520January 30, 2024 3:13 AM

The Scarlett Pimpernel seemed very obvious because the clue mentioned that (1) the title character used an alias, and (2) the book was set during the French Revolution. The answers for the other two contestants weren’t aliases. And the Count of Monte Cristo was set in the early 19th century. At least Sydney Carton, from A Tale of Two Cities, matched the correct historical period.

by Anonymousreply 521January 30, 2024 3:34 AM

Sydney Carton wasn't the title character.

by Anonymousreply 522January 30, 2024 3:37 AM

I enjoyed seeing the pompous professor go down.

by Anonymousreply 523January 30, 2024 2:37 PM

[quote] I enjoyed seeing the pompous professor go down.

Could not agree more.

His stupid hand gesture, or whatever that was supposed to be when he was introduced, was idiotic.

If I were one of his students I would never take anything he ever said seriously because that image would be engrained in my head.

by Anonymousreply 524January 30, 2024 3:04 PM

I liked Martha. Sorry to see her go.

Not sad about Lloyd's departure. He had a good streak in the second round, but also came off as pompous.

Andy seems rather bland, but also fairly smart.

I really had no idea on Final. Guessed the Count of Monte Cristo, but figured it was wrong.

Juveria returns tonight, so I'm rooting for her.

by Anonymousreply 525January 30, 2024 5:40 PM

How will I live without hearing Lloyd's take on Omoo??

by Anonymousreply 526January 30, 2024 6:16 PM

I think "The Scarlet Pimpernel" may be too lowbrow to be in Lloyd's literary wheelhouse.

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by Anonymousreply 527January 30, 2024 6:31 PM

Creighton and Rice seemed obvious to me.

by Anonymousreply 528January 31, 2024 12:43 AM

Until tonight I thought Captain Bligh was a fictional character in some Victorian pirate tale.

Anyone else?

by Anonymousreply 529January 31, 2024 12:56 AM

I mean.....if I thought about Captain Bligh at all.

by Anonymousreply 530January 31, 2024 12:57 AM

r529 Of course I only knew he was a real person because of the "the movies were based on a real mutiny ..." and there were real survivors on Pitcairn Island etc. etc. And I guessed Capt. Cook anyway so I guess I'm lying.

Glad Jardiance moved on to the next round.. I like her a lot.

by Anonymousreply 531January 31, 2024 2:40 AM

I guessed Cook too, but now see he was dead to me in 1793. Robbie's Daily Doubles were exciting.

by Anonymousreply 532January 31, 2024 2:42 AM

Duh, Of course. How could I have forgotten Charles Laughton's brilliant performance.

by Anonymousreply 533January 31, 2024 2:43 AM

Whew! I was worried about Jardiance there for a while. Thought Bigfoot Robbi might actually beat her. But she pulled it off in the end.

I really had no idea in Final. I likely would have guessed Cook if I had been playing,

Bligh never crossed my mind. Never really bothered to ponder whether he was real or fictional, despite Charles Laughton's excellent performance of him.

by Anonymousreply 534January 31, 2024 4:31 AM

What am I, chopped liver?

by Anonymousreply 535January 31, 2024 12:51 PM

Yes, Trevor, you are. Served with mango and coconuts.

by Anonymousreply 536January 31, 2024 1:15 PM

Guessed Victoria lol

by Anonymousreply 537February 2, 2024 1:33 AM

My first thought was Victoria, and then I realized that it had to be Adelaide.

Was surprised that Juveria didn’t get it.

by Anonymousreply 538February 2, 2024 2:00 AM

The poor chubby bald guy looked like he really hates Juveria.

by Anonymousreply 539February 2, 2024 2:37 AM

She lucked out on those easy Daily Doubles.

by Anonymousreply 540February 2, 2024 11:25 AM

Yes, r359, he thought he had nailed the game. And that stupid Ashton Kutcher anecdote!

by Anonymousreply 541February 2, 2024 12:41 PM

I thought Adelaide was a very easy FJ. Couldn't believe Juveria didn't know it and guessed Melbourne (wtf?). Oh yeah, Queen Melbourne, wife of King Athelred the Unready. She was a bit off her game but I bet will make a big comeback today.

Though I'm rooting for Mr. Adorkable.

by Anonymousreply 542February 2, 2024 4:22 PM

The guy in the middle - forget his name - looked like a young Stephen King.

by Anonymousreply 543February 2, 2024 4:39 PM

I thought Victoria for Final. Adelaide never crossed my mind.

Was a pleasure to see Juveria come from behind the second half and trounce fat bald guy Michael in the process.

Rooting for her to win and move on to the TOC

by Anonymousreply 544February 2, 2024 8:17 PM

Had no idea of Final. Juveria deserved to win.

by Anonymousreply 545February 3, 2024 12:21 AM

Guessed Sherman tank for FJ. Wrong! That was really hard.

by Anonymousreply 546February 3, 2024 2:00 AM

I'm embarrassed to say that I thought of the Hawkeyes, which reminded me of the Black Hawk helicopter, so basically just a guess that turned out to be right.

by Anonymousreply 547February 3, 2024 2:31 AM

I didn't know a lot tonight but I did know Billy Wilder and The Wife of Bath.

by Anonymousreply 548February 5, 2024 11:21 PM

I knew Angkor Wat right away but said Thailand instead of Cambodia.

It’s interesting how I could picture the place right away, though I’ve never seen the Cambodian flag. 😛🤷🏻‍♀️

by Anonymousreply 549February 6, 2024 12:31 AM

What a languid boring group of players tonight. The lazy category sure was appropriate.

by Anonymousreply 550February 6, 2024 1:02 AM

Knew final immediately, and guessed Wife of Bath and fanfare correctly.

by Anonymousreply 551February 6, 2024 1:04 AM

Princess Diana ❤️

by Anonymousreply 552February 6, 2024 1:13 AM

Aw, I think the winner is adorable even if not the strongest player ever.

by Anonymousreply 553February 6, 2024 2:19 AM

Ken said wouldn’t it be nice if there really were a “stud finder”.

Hmm . . .

by Anonymousreply 554February 6, 2024 2:52 AM

R553, I thought Mira was going to go down in flames, but she really came back strong in DJ.

by Anonymousreply 555February 6, 2024 2:54 AM

Dull game. Dull contestants. But Mira's comeback in the second half was indeed impressive. And she was so gracious to the other two at the end, thanking both for a fun game.

I had no idea on Final. Don't think I've ever heard of Angkor Wat.

by Anonymousreply 556February 6, 2024 5:15 PM

Hopeless me, I thought of India for FJ with the Taj Mahal in mind.

by Anonymousreply 557February 6, 2024 5:20 PM

Silly me. I thought it was China.

by Anonymousreply 558February 6, 2024 5:29 PM

That was a pretty hard game last night.

FJ was easy, however.

Agree with others: Very boring bunch of players.

by Anonymousreply 559February 6, 2024 5:34 PM

R554 - I thought it was Kate who said it would be nice if there were a stud finder.

Initially I was rooting for her despite my having an issue with fat people.

But her having 350 earrings, coupled with the funny faces she would make after responding, made it too difficult.

Mira made an impressive comeback, but I found her to be irritatingly cutesy.

And that guy - why was he even there?

Too often he was just guessing and then laughing at his incorrect responses.

by Anonymousreply 560February 6, 2024 8:53 PM

R560, Kate giggled while making her stud finder response and then Ken chimed in with his remark.

by Anonymousreply 561February 6, 2024 9:55 PM

Thanks for reminding me, R560. Ken's comment was quite something I thought, almost as though he were signaling winky-winky.

by Anonymousreply 562February 6, 2024 10:26 PM

Yikes! Was that not the hardest FJ ever??

I think even if I spoke German I wouldn't have known that character.

by Anonymousreply 563February 6, 2024 11:45 PM

Another "they" with a "they" doppelganger!

No idea of Final.

by Anonymousreply 564February 6, 2024 11:58 PM

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE!

by Anonymousreply 565February 7, 2024 12:08 AM

I had to study “Heart of Darkness” as an undergrad. I’ve seen “Apocalypse Now” several times.

I had NO IDEA what the answer was in FJ.

by Anonymousreply 566February 7, 2024 12:12 AM

I also guessed stork though in retrospect nightingale was pretty obvious.

by Anonymousreply 567February 7, 2024 12:12 AM

Well, I got "FJ," and I haven't read the book nor do I know any German beyond numbers (and a few words, heh).

Just put together the year, "enigmatic," and "German." Couldn't be Bartleby the Scrivener ("I'd prefer not to"), and only one other character came to mind!

by Anonymousreply 568February 7, 2024 1:36 AM

Meant to sign the above.....

by Anonymousreply 569February 7, 2024 1:37 AM

I was thinking, "pan, pan must be short in German"....

A big fan of Heart of Darkness... it seemed 1902 was too early.

by Anonymousreply 570February 7, 2024 2:29 AM

Always Joan of Arc

by Anonymousreply 571February 7, 2024 11:52 PM

I got FJ, I like to beat the contestants.

by Anonymousreply 572February 7, 2024 11:58 PM

I knew FJ also.

Watching from Naples, appreciate the shout-out, Pickleball is, indeed, a big deal here.

by Anonymousreply 573February 8, 2024 12:06 AM

R573,

I’m in Naples as well. However, I’ve never played Pickleball.

by Anonymousreply 574February 8, 2024 12:16 AM

Well, I was in the general vicinity cause I thought of one of the pyramids. 😛

by Anonymousreply 575February 8, 2024 12:29 AM

Damn, R574!

by Anonymousreply 576February 8, 2024 12:38 AM

Wasn't handsome Taylor the butt of lots of speculation on his first Jeopardy appearance? Did we ever figure out of he's gay?

Did you care??

No idea on FJ. Guessed Mt. Parnassus which probably isn't even one of the 7 Wonders. Couldn't believe no one could identify Toulouse-Lautrec!

by Anonymousreply 577February 8, 2024 1:09 AM

Lisa was pissed at the end of the game. There’s no way a smile could cross that face. Even put her hand on her hip, ready to contest something. Not a good look.

by Anonymousreply 578February 8, 2024 5:16 AM

No one could identify a full length photograph of Toulouse Lautrec?

by Anonymousreply 579February 8, 2024 7:55 AM

Taylor is quite sexy.

Justin looks like 1st Runner Up in a James Taylor lookalike contest.

by Anonymousreply 580February 8, 2024 7:59 AM

R578, Lisa doesn’t know how to fucking bet. Her only play was to bet nothing and hope Taylor gets FJ wrong. What a maroon.

by Anonymousreply 581February 8, 2024 1:12 PM

Yeah, she came across as one of the cut-throats rather than appreciating the experience no matter what.

by Anonymousreply 582February 8, 2024 1:26 PM

Lisa was definitely one of the more aggressive and cut-throat players I've ever seen, which is why it seemed so odd she lost her mojo after missing the Daily Double.

Taylor was a much more calm and steady player. He deserved to advance to the semi-final.

I guessed the Great Pyramid for Final.

by Anonymousreply 583February 8, 2024 6:04 PM

OF MICE AND MEN!

I was screaming at the television

by Anonymousreply 584February 8, 2024 11:32 PM

*I* got final right away.

by Anonymousreply 585February 8, 2024 11:58 PM

I remember Alex from his story of missing his medical school graduation to be on the show. He did well with the DD but like the other two, missed on FJ.

by Anonymousreply 586February 9, 2024 12:09 AM

I know virtually nothing about Johnny Cash but I knew the title was I Walk the Line.

And Of Mice and Men!!!!

Nevertheless, LOVE Alex and thrilled to see him back. There is a serenity about him, for want of a better word/phrase, that is so sexy.

by Anonymousreply 587February 9, 2024 12:36 AM

Lucky me. "I" never saw the movie, so there was no confusion over the full name of the song.

by Anonymousreply 588February 9, 2024 12:58 AM

No one knew Clark Gable was married to Carole Lombard?

by Anonymousreply 589February 9, 2024 1:53 AM

Probably not a fact known to people their age.

by Anonymousreply 590February 9, 2024 11:10 PM

What was the question, r584? I didn't see it, and I once taught the novel to high school students.

(Best movie adaptation stars Gary Sinise and John Malkovich.)

by Anonymousreply 591February 9, 2024 11:49 PM

I was rooting for sexy Patrick, alas . . .

by Anonymousreply 592February 10, 2024 5:52 PM

R590, Ridiculous. Their relationship, marriage and her fatal plane crash are a part of Hollywood legend.

by Anonymousreply 593February 10, 2024 5:55 PM

IIRC the the clue referred to a bestseller by Steinbeck...or was it to the Salinas Valley? And the the first 2 contestants answered The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden. The third still couldn't venture a guess which was pretty lame at that point.

by Anonymousreply 594February 10, 2024 6:39 PM

R591, i don't remember exactly but Ken mentioned Steinbeck and immediately anyone who had read Steinbeck or passed a high school lit class should know it was of mice and men

by Anonymousreply 595February 10, 2024 9:39 PM

The clue was quoting from the book that included something like "those two guys over there."

by Anonymousreply 596February 10, 2024 9:58 PM

Well, apparently you're wrong, r593.

by Anonymousreply 597February 10, 2024 9:59 PM

Is Jesse gay? He's cute.

by Anonymousreply 598February 10, 2024 10:00 PM

I love Jane Eyre so FJ was easy for me. But really hard if you're not familiar with the book or even read it once in high school.

by Anonymousreply 599February 10, 2024 10:01 PM

Except that the use of the address, "Reader , . . . .etc." is pretty iconic even if you don't know the whole book. Except, of course, to the three contestants.

by Anonymousreply 600February 11, 2024 3:46 AM
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