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Jeopardy! #41

Continue the discussion of each day's Jeopardy episode here.

We're still in the midst of Champions Wildcard, but the Tournament of Champions is looming.

by Anonymousreply 566April 16, 2024 12:37 PM

Link to the previous thread which filled up.

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by Anonymousreply 1February 12, 2024 5:56 PM

Thanks for creating the new thread.

by Anonymousreply 2February 12, 2024 8:51 PM

Bumping this up so people will find this new thread.

by Anonymousreply 3February 12, 2024 11:06 PM

Although I guessed L for final, very pleased with outcome as I can't deal with grown women with little girl voices. Knew Margaret Sanger, and dale/vale.

by Anonymousreply 4February 13, 2024 12:03 AM

I guessed L as well. Misery loves company.

by Anonymousreply 5February 13, 2024 1:10 AM

IX seemed obvious to me.

I have no idea what the LXII was supposed to represent.

by Anonymousreply 6February 13, 2024 4:40 AM

I had to do some research recently connected to Title IX history. So, as soon as the clue said 50th anniversary, I know it was referring to Title IX, which was passed in 1972.

by Anonymousreply 7February 13, 2024 5:30 PM

Great game today.

by Anonymousreply 8February 13, 2024 9:24 PM

Never married, no kids Long lost. Clue phone purring ...

by Anonymousreply 9February 14, 2024 12:00 AM

Long is still the black sheep.

by Anonymousreply 10February 14, 2024 12:03 AM

Easiest FJ in awhile.

by Anonymousreply 11February 14, 2024 12:04 AM

That was a rather unappealing threesome tonight.

by Anonymousreply 12February 14, 2024 12:05 AM

Who is Beyonce?

by Anonymousreply 13February 14, 2024 12:35 AM

Very easy Final.

I was rooting for Long. What a find during Second Chances! Sad to see him go.

by Anonymousreply 14February 14, 2024 5:25 AM

Incredibly easy Final on Wednesday.

by Anonymousreply 15February 15, 2024 6:49 PM

Incredibly easy FJ Thursday…or at least it should have been.

by Anonymousreply 16February 15, 2024 10:56 PM

I knew the FJ was the St Louis Arch but I couldn't have come up with Gateway to add to the title.

I don't think the new champ really pronounced Dag Hammarskjold's last name correctly. But then that move lead her to a DD and basically gave her the game.

by Anonymousreply 17February 15, 2024 11:41 PM

^Me too!

by Anonymousreply 18February 16, 2024 2:13 AM

One of them should've been able to associate Independence with Truman.

by Anonymousreply 19February 17, 2024 12:05 AM

They miss a lot of really easy clues the bald guy freaks me out he was weird looking and why was he always leaning that way. The middle guy was just really dumb and also his multilingual whatever made me wonder if he's the Nunavut troll. And the whole time I kept wanting him to call him that Eskimo guy's name but I can remember what the Eskimos guys name was so probably look that up. I said some ages need to slap that girl her constant giggling and other affectations were really irritating.

by Anonymousreply 20February 17, 2024 1:05 AM

Nanook. That's the guy I was thinking of.

by Anonymousreply 21February 17, 2024 1:06 AM

Yay for Miura! So glad she won.

by Anonymousreply 22February 17, 2024 2:28 AM

Jeopardy Winner reminds me of a young Darlene from Roseanne

by Anonymousreply 23February 19, 2024 11:27 PM

I missed it until the end "What was their response?" Why can't dykes accept themselves?

by Anonymousreply 24February 19, 2024 11:59 PM

Yeah, suddenly she was a they!

by Anonymousreply 25February 20, 2024 1:43 AM

Shocked that no one knew Paul Giamatti went to Yale with all the PR he's getting this year.

by Anonymousreply 26February 20, 2024 1:43 AM

At least I won't have to worry now about whether to root for Mira or Taylor.

by Anonymousreply 27February 20, 2024 1:44 AM

Final seemed incredibly obvious as evidenced by all three getting it.

So, this is the last champions wildcard tournament of the season? YEAH.

That suggests the Tournament of Champions starts on Friday. YEAH!

Not sure how many contestants will be in the TOC since all the wildcard winners like Juveria and Yungshen will be a part of it. But it does sound like its going to last 3-4 weeks.

by Anonymousreply 28February 20, 2024 5:50 PM

According to my cable guide, today through Friday's shows are titled "Champions Wildcard/Tournament of Champions," while next Monday's is the first to be titled "Tournament of Champions."

by Anonymousreply 29February 20, 2024 9:19 PM

Yungsheng posted on IG that he will be back on the 27th.

I find him entertaining.

by Anonymousreply 30February 20, 2024 11:18 PM

Poor Alex, after such a strong start, did not come through tonight.

by Anonymousreply 31February 21, 2024 12:31 AM

What is Yungshen's handle on Insta? There are so many Yungshen Wangs!

by Anonymousreply 32February 21, 2024 12:33 AM

Saya something about me that I found a Sheik Hasina question obvious?

Cute winner married to a woman, If I recall correctly?

by Anonymousreply 33February 21, 2024 12:58 AM

Love TOC.

by Anonymousreply 34February 21, 2024 1:14 AM

R32, Yungsheng is pretty hidden on IG. His handle is hanzo_shiba.

by Anonymousreply 35February 21, 2024 1:55 AM

Very good game. I liked both Jesse and Alex. Was impressed by Jesse's initial surge in the second half. And then Alex had a good surge at the end.

I guessed Mitt Romney for Final. Would have said Hillary Clinton had the clue not used the pronoun "He."

by Anonymousreply 36February 21, 2024 4:42 AM

No one knew “The Great Escape” or “The Postman Always Rings Twice”?

by Anonymousreply 37February 21, 2024 2:07 PM

I was also stumped by FJ (because of the word "he" in the question) and was confused by the Gore answer - until I went back and looked at the question again and saw I overlooked that it asked who [bold]officially[/bold] declared his opponent the victor.

by Anonymousreply 38February 21, 2024 2:38 PM

R38 that "officially" threw me too. I think it was kinda too cute, tbh.

by Anonymousreply 39February 21, 2024 7:31 PM

Are the contestants now urged to hug each other after every game?

by Anonymousreply 40February 21, 2024 9:28 PM

Didn't realize 'they' have a boyfriend- new one for me. Guessed Billy the Kid for final (had no idea). Did know about mumblety-peg, Louis L'Amour, Galapagos, and Amy Tan.

by Anonymousreply 41February 22, 2024 12:00 AM

Totally confounded by that FJ, thinking they were looking for the name of a Victorian boxer. I thought it was that Gentle Jim Something that Errol Flynn portrayed in a Warners film. Or Jack Johnson of The Great White Hope fame.

by Anonymousreply 42February 22, 2024 12:04 AM

They are SOOOOO annoying!

Really rooting for sweet Mira to make a very strong showing tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 43February 22, 2024 12:05 AM

Finally, three personable contestants.

by Anonymousreply 44February 22, 2024 5:58 AM

I knew Final had to be referring to the OK Corral and then guessed Wyatt Earp. Was pleased when my guess proved right.

I like all three contestants and will be happy whoever wins. But Deb does have a formidable lead going into tonight's game.

by Anonymousreply 45February 22, 2024 5:35 PM

Home alone tonight watching. Poor Deb, they/them cracked me up. I haven’t laughed out loud in a room by myself in I can’t remember how long.

by Anonymousreply 46February 22, 2024 11:41 PM

Poor Scott Hamilton! Hope he wasn't watching.

Knew FJ began with Mont.....but couldn't complete the name. Thought maybe....Montepulciano..... or is that just a wine? That was tricky.

by Anonymousreply 47February 22, 2024 11:54 PM

I saw MLR was trending on Twitter and thought it might be about her medical grifting. But no! I can't stop laughing.

BTW, I just read that Hamilton is declining medical intervention for his third bout of brain cancer.

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by Anonymousreply 48February 23, 2024 12:04 AM

Had NO idea American tourists flock to the town of Monticello, Italy! Guessed Anzio myself.

One of them should've known British off-license = liquor store.

Curious about a male (with penis?) who wants a 'they' cis-gal?

by Anonymousreply 49February 23, 2024 12:21 AM

I assume Deb is bisexual and has had affairs with women and so doesn't want to be labeled as....anything. Thus They, them, etc. Lots of straight men are perfectly happy with women they find sexually attractive who also have sex with women.

I've read so many British books that have mentioned the neighborhood off-license, that was a no brainer for me.

by Anonymousreply 50February 23, 2024 12:39 AM

“Apologies to Scott Hamilton” made me laugh out loud.

by Anonymousreply 51February 23, 2024 1:56 AM

Good game. Congrats to Deb.

No idea on Final, as was the case with the three contesants.

Looking forward to the Tournament of Champions strarting tomorrow. Its got something like 27 contestants.

by Anonymousreply 52February 23, 2024 5:20 AM

Yes 27 people in the Tournament.

Some interesting pairings there. Cris Panullo is back on Monday, playing opposite Ben Goldstein.

You may recall Ben, who won a total of less than $50,000 after five games, challenging Cris on air after he won his fifth and final game. Ben proclaimed, "I'm coming for you Cris."

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by Anonymousreply 53February 23, 2024 5:24 AM

OMG! Ray LaLonde and Justin Bolsen! We will all go crazy here.

I'm hoping the final three will be Cris, Juveria and Yungshen. With Yungshen the big winner.

by Anonymousreply 54February 23, 2024 1:22 PM

Oh God, the dreaded Ray LaLonde.

I'd rather sit through another round of Jeopardy Second Chance games than watch him play another game.

by Anonymousreply 55February 23, 2024 1:26 PM

Anyone reading this who did not shout loudly "Mrs. Roper!" Shame On You!!!

I'd expect most of us did the same with Partridge Family.

by Anonymousreply 56February 24, 2024 12:01 AM

I wish they’d bring back Rowan again.

by Anonymousreply 57February 24, 2024 12:31 AM

That woman was a true expert on modern slang. The 2 schlumps didn't stand a chance.

by Anonymousreply 58February 24, 2024 1:34 AM

Monday is Cris Pannullo Day.

by Anonymousreply 59February 24, 2024 7:36 AM

I'm waiting for the commemorative stamp.

by Anonymousreply 60February 24, 2024 12:43 PM

So, we've waited all these months (years?) for the return of Cris Pannullo, but if he loses Monday's game, that's the last of him?

by Anonymousreply 61February 24, 2024 1:50 PM

R61, I’m sure the Jeopardy! producers will concoct a way to bring back audience favorites in the future.

by Anonymousreply 62February 24, 2024 1:56 PM

Was he an audience favorite or just a “DL fave”?

by Anonymousreply 63February 25, 2024 12:00 AM

[quote] I wish they’d bring back Rowan again.

No thanks.

by Anonymousreply 64February 25, 2024 1:17 AM

Bring 👏🏾 they 👏🏾 them 👏🏾 back

by Anonymousreply 65February 25, 2024 1:36 AM

What's all this huggy crap?

by Anonymousreply 66February 26, 2024 1:21 AM

I've noticed that, too!

by Anonymousreply 67February 26, 2024 2:46 AM

I guess Amy Schneider still retains the distinction of winningest woman in Jeopardy history. Hopefully next season a lady will emerge who can snatch that record from Amy.

by Anonymousreply 68February 26, 2024 3:01 AM

Did someone say "snatch"?

by Anonymousreply 69February 26, 2024 3:08 AM

All this hugging is fine, especially if it eventually leads to a Cris Pannullo / Yungshen hug.

by Anonymousreply 70February 26, 2024 3:42 AM

Nobody is betting anything on FJ. That’s not a good thing.

Plus, I’m glad I found this thread.

by Anonymousreply 71February 26, 2024 3:48 AM

Is today Cris Pannullo Day?

How long has it been since he was last on? Seems like years ago.

by Anonymousreply 72February 26, 2024 1:24 PM

It is indeed, R72. Happy Cris Pannullo Day, to all who celebrate.

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by Anonymousreply 73February 26, 2024 1:38 PM

Is it really Happy Chris Pannullo Day??

by Anonymousreply 74February 26, 2024 11:11 PM

Not any more, r74.

Whoa!!!!

by Anonymousreply 75February 26, 2024 11:29 PM

Ugh. What a bust.

by Anonymousreply 76February 26, 2024 11:51 PM

No hugs tonight?

by Anonymousreply 77February 26, 2024 11:58 PM

Cleanup on Aisle Cris . . .

by Anonymousreply 78February 26, 2024 11:58 PM

He just completely fell apart.

by Anonymousreply 79February 27, 2024 12:00 AM

He seemed nervous. What a loss (for us)!

by Anonymousreply 80February 27, 2024 12:05 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Cris riding his 21 day winning streak the last time we saw him? Had he been defeated? And, if so, by who?

by Anonymousreply 81February 27, 2024 12:11 AM

National Day of Mourning tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 82February 27, 2024 12:18 AM

The gays wanted the hot, handsome Cris. Instead, we got the fat, bald, dumpy Jared. 🙄 What a shame. The

by Anonymousreply 83February 27, 2024 12:24 AM

As a true contrarian, not a fan of the beloved Cris.

Big Bad Wolf and Pretoria were obvious answers.

by Anonymousreply 84February 27, 2024 12:31 AM

Never thought I’d hear Ken Jennings say “neopronouns”.

by Anonymousreply 85February 27, 2024 1:15 AM

I hate Bible categories, I suck at it.

by Anonymousreply 86February 27, 2024 1:18 AM

Our beloved Cris was taken out by Uncle Fester.

by Anonymousreply 87February 27, 2024 1:32 AM

New champ was an expert on the Bible and 70s rock music. Both appeared to be weaknesses for Cris.

I don't remember Cris in the past often buzzing in when he didn't have an answer ready but he sure did a lot of that tonight. It didn't always work in his favor,

by Anonymousreply 88February 27, 2024 2:10 AM

Both winners so far are wildcard winners. They didn’t automatically qualify for the TOC. I think it helped them prepare having to compete to get this far. I expect Juveria to join their ranks.

by Anonymousreply 89February 27, 2024 2:23 AM

Well that really sucked!

I'm heartbroken.

By the way, maybe I'm misremembering how he looked the last time he was on, but it seemed as though Cris has been working out a bit.

by Anonymousreply 90February 27, 2024 2:54 AM

He shoulda spent more time studying!

by Anonymousreply 91February 27, 2024 2:58 AM

Well, it has been over a year since Cris last played the game. But from the moment he appeared on camera, he was not projecting confidence like he did in all of his previous games. His energy was completely different.

And did he suddenly go to the Matt Amodio school of buzzing in, saying "What is" and then thinking for 3 seconds before answering? He was doing that after virtually every clue. Didn't do that back during his 21 game winning streak.

The ironic thing is in the end, Ben Goldstein, who won just five games and a total of $49,298, actually beat Cris, who won a total of $748,286 in his 21 game streak, by $100.

At the end of that fifth game, Ben said, "I'm coming for you Cris" and actually succeeded in besting Cris.

by Anonymousreply 92February 27, 2024 4:23 AM

Cris had a weird horizontal line under his sweater. Does he wear a truss or a panty-girdle or something?

by Anonymousreply 93February 27, 2024 4:46 AM

My husband commented on that as well, r93. Wondered if Cris was wearing Spanks under his tight sweater.

by Anonymousreply 94February 27, 2024 12:01 PM

Who defeated Cris in his 21 game streak? Will they appear in this Toc?

by Anonymousreply 95February 27, 2024 12:02 PM

I did think he had put on some poundage since his last appearance.

by Anonymousreply 96February 27, 2024 12:04 PM

R95 - Andy Tirrell is the guy who defeated Cris.

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by Anonymousreply 97February 27, 2024 1:10 PM

Oh I love adorkable Andy! He was just on and lost. I guess we won't see him on ToC.

by Anonymousreply 98February 27, 2024 1:20 PM

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by Anonymousreply 99February 27, 2024 1:34 PM

🙀🙀🙀

by Anonymousreply 100February 27, 2024 9:12 PM

JEOPARDY! sure seems to have a far higher percentage of "trans" people among its players than that which exists in the general population. I was happy Hannah lost because that person's wager in the second Daily Double in round two was so foolish.

by Anonymousreply 101February 27, 2024 11:44 PM

🙄 And tonight we got the LGBTQ hug — well, minus L and B. More like GTQ.

by Anonymousreply 102February 27, 2024 11:58 PM

Glad the gay minister won. I forget whether Hannah was cis/Trans. Yungsheng is good-looking, but no.

by Anonymousreply 103February 28, 2024 12:02 AM

I don't remember the gay priest from earlier games. Glad he won. But what happened to Yungshen?

by Anonymousreply 104February 28, 2024 12:15 AM

Yungshen went the way of Cris P. yesterday. But, I like the gay priest.

by Anonymousreply 105February 28, 2024 12:17 AM

I can't remember his name but there was an older Asian guy who went quite far. I'm looking forward to his turn.

by Anonymousreply 106February 28, 2024 12:25 AM

Long is long gone.

by Anonymousreply 107February 28, 2024 12:29 AM

First Cris and now Yungshen!

How much can a guy take?

I really like David the Gay Priest, and once he began talking I kinda remembered him from when he was first on the show.

But I have what might sound like a dumb question: do we know he's normal gay or is he one of those contestants from the past season who we all concluded was obviously gay and then turned out to have a wife?

If I remember correctly there were several guys like that.

by Anonymousreply 108February 28, 2024 1:22 AM

[quote]I forget whether Hannah was cis/Trans.

Really? I had never seen this person before but....isn't it glaringly obvious???!!!! This person referred to their "wife," so I guess this person was a man who transitioned to become a woman and is now married to a biological woman? Or maybe she's married to another trans woman? My head is spinning.!

by Anonymousreply 109February 28, 2024 1:25 AM

R109 A refresher…

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by Anonymousreply 110February 28, 2024 1:32 AM

I never met a straight Episcopal priest.

by Anonymousreply 111February 28, 2024 1:37 AM

They exist, R111. You must have a very limited experience. I know two who were RC, but couldn't handle celibacy, both married to women.

by Anonymousreply 112February 28, 2024 1:46 AM

Lovely interview with Hannah. I'd missed any other mentions of her trans experience.

But I was rooting for Yung Sheng and I'm devastated that he's gone! Probably my all-time fave.

by Anonymousreply 113February 28, 2024 2:53 AM

[quote]Lovely interview with Hannah. I'd missed any other mentions of her trans experience.

She (or they) didn't mention that she was trans during her interview, she only mentioned that she has a wife. But the fact that she is trans was extremely obvious as soon as we started to get close-ups of her and she started talking. (As I mentioned, I had not seen her play JEOPARDY! previously.)

by Anonymousreply 114February 28, 2024 3:28 AM

R108, am I wrong, but I thought he gave a shoutout to a woman when he won. Nora??

by Anonymousreply 115February 28, 2024 3:35 AM

OMG. Seeing this thread reminded me that Jeopardy was preempted by a basketball game and will be on in about 20 minutes and right now it's the middle of wheel of Fortune and luckily just remembered that and so now I'm going to watch it and not miss it so that's good. I'll probably flip back to the 227 Marathon during commercials.

by Anonymousreply 116February 28, 2024 4:41 AM

That chick in leather jacket you reminded me of when they made those extra saved by the Bell episodes with that Tori chick.

by Anonymousreply 117February 28, 2024 5:10 AM

Very disappointed Yungshen is gone. He seemed to be off his game, just like Cris was. Nice that he acknowledged his husband Chris in Final.

Wonder if they're going to have some sort of Second Chances for ToC players who got eliminated early like Cris and Yungshen. Both seemed to have had the potential to win it all.

I have no memory of the gay priest playing before. When were his original games? How many games did he win?

Final seemed very obvious.

by Anonymousreply 118February 28, 2024 6:56 AM

Fun game. I’ll be happy if the dishy vicar advances further in the tournament.

by Anonymousreply 119February 28, 2024 11:29 AM

I knew it!

So much for David the Gay Priest.

Just as I thought when I posted @ R108:

"His wife, Emily Sibley, is a comparative literature professor, and she tried helping him expand his knowledge of books."

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by Anonymousreply 120February 28, 2024 11:59 AM

Having a wife doesn't mean he's straight. DL gaydar knows better.

by Anonymousreply 121February 28, 2024 12:05 PM

I didn't say he was straight.

As I said @ R108:

"do we know he's normal gay or is he one of those contestants from the past season who we all concluded was obviously gay and then turned out to have a wife?"

In other words - NOT normal gay.

by Anonymousreply 122February 28, 2024 12:14 PM

r114, I was referring to the interview with Hannah that was linked at r110, in which she (she refers to herself as she) mentions her trans experience, not her brief chat with Ken during the game.

It's a sweet interview. I hope you'll read it.

by Anonymousreply 123February 28, 2024 1:09 PM

Unlike certain other contestants (ahem), Hannah seems like a nice enough person, not overflowing with ego. However, I hope she realizes that many folks will immediately see her as a guy, rather than passing for a cis-woman.

I didn't think our priest wore a collar last time, which is why he may not be as easily recognized now. Regarding a wife, I'll mention that when a co-worker asked the future wife of writer A J Jacobs' whether she'd be interested in a date (playing matchmaker), she replied, "Isn't he gay?" Some straight guys ping. Or, they're bi and marry for compatibility even if they have significant peen-interest.

by Anonymousreply 124February 28, 2024 2:40 PM

Trans people aren't out to fool you, r124. They just want to be content in their skins like we all do.

by Anonymousreply 125February 28, 2024 3:28 PM

But how someone can be "content in their skin" when they are obviously trans is hard to comprehend. It seems that, at least in some cases, people are more comfortable being perceived as, for example, an obvious trans woman rather than a gay man, which of course is all about homophobia.

by Anonymousreply 126February 28, 2024 5:32 PM

R126, life’s a lot easier when you just let people live their lives. This isn’t about her…it’s about you.

by Anonymousreply 127February 28, 2024 6:03 PM

Which of my heart throbs will be ousted tonight?

Seriously, does anyone know why they've made a choice not to announce the next day's contestants at the end of each show as they used to do in the old days. I realize the info is online somewhere but I don't know why they wouldn't feature it on air as an enticement to tune in.

by Anonymousreply 128February 28, 2024 9:20 PM

The post game hugging just looks silly.

by Anonymousreply 129February 28, 2024 10:35 PM

No hugging tonight. Just manly handshakes.

by Anonymousreply 130February 28, 2024 11:53 PM

Is Jake super nerdy, on the spectrum or both?

FWIW, I got FJ..

by Anonymousreply 131February 28, 2024 11:58 PM

Not a huge Yogesh fan. Final was easy, though they all missed it.

by Anonymousreply 132February 28, 2024 11:58 PM

I enjoyed tonight's game.

by Anonymousreply 133February 28, 2024 11:59 PM

Jake seems to have too much of a sense of humor to be on the spectrum, R131.

by Anonymousreply 134February 29, 2024 12:15 AM

What an exciting game. Nick made a foolish DD bet. Jake looked like he would dominate for a while. And then Yogesh dominated in the second half.

I'm surprised Jake didn't fare better. I remember his initial appearances. He was a phenomenal player. Annoying at times, but phenomenal.

I had no idea on Final, but should have figured it out from the year mentioned.

Juveria is back tonight.

by Anonymousreply 135February 29, 2024 5:16 PM

Noooooooo!

by Anonymousreply 136February 29, 2024 11:27 PM

I did like the festive silver nail polish on the drag contestant, though. And Luigi seems sweet. it’s just sad that all the main attractions have been toppled.

by Anonymousreply 137February 29, 2024 11:32 PM

Yeah, I bet the Jeopardy producers are upset that all the fan favorites won't be around for even the semi-finals. I'm upset!

by Anonymousreply 138February 29, 2024 11:38 PM

As someone who's not even much of a world-traveler, I thought FJ was a gimme. I'm shocked that Juveria didn't know the answer. Was she throwing the game, lol?

by Anonymousreply 139February 29, 2024 11:39 PM

Same here, R139. I was certain she'd know it, but would she bet everything to match Luigi was the suspense?

Am I the only one who's read [italic]Three Bags Full[/italic]?

by Anonymousreply 140March 1, 2024 12:05 AM

Was very surprised at the outcome. Thought she’d actually win the whole tournament. Her mastery of the buzzer was on point.

by Anonymousreply 141March 1, 2024 12:15 AM

How soon can we see a game between Cris, Yung Sheng and Juveria?

by Anonymousreply 142March 1, 2024 2:16 AM

Yikes! I figured that Juveria would do very well. She has a broad base of information and is quick on the buzzer. Very sorry for the three fan-favorites who lost this week.

by Anonymousreply 143March 1, 2024 4:50 AM

Gosh I so wanted Juveria. And she really was the smartest of her match. But what's his name lucked out with the double jeopardies. Still, she should have known FJ. It was pretty easy.

by Anonymousreply 144March 1, 2024 7:28 AM

Chunnel?? WTF?!

by Anonymousreply 145March 1, 2024 12:59 PM

It's what they call the Channel Tunnel. She probably blanked on "What do they call the Chunnel train ... oh well, maybe this will work?"

by Anonymousreply 146March 1, 2024 1:17 PM

In her defense, "Chunnel" was my guess too.

by Anonymousreply 147March 1, 2024 2:30 PM

I'm not liking this ToC at all. All three of the ones I was rooting for are out.

I figured Juveria would end up winning the whole Tournament. At least she had an outstanding game, doing her usual fantastic job with the buzzer. Both Cris and Yungshen were off their game when they played.

In the past, when there were only 15 people in the ToC, there would get five winners of five games, then bring in the next four highest scoring players as "wildcard slots" to give people like Juveria another chance to winning. But now with 27 contestants, as soon as you loose a Tourament game, you're gone for good.

They're going to have to have a ToC Second Chances Tournament so Cris, Yungshen and now Juveria can play again.

The wording of the Final clue left me a little confused. I wasn't familiar with the Eurostar name. I also would have answered Chunnel.

by Anonymousreply 148March 1, 2024 5:23 PM

I miss Tyler the Marine.

by Anonymousreply 149March 1, 2024 5:24 PM

I'm not a fan of all this "second chance" business beyond now, finding it okay for the poor guys who ran up against buzzsaws like Matt, Amy, and the others, but not necessary for Juveria, Cris, etc.

by Anonymousreply 150March 1, 2024 5:39 PM

[quote]finding it okay for the poor guys who ran up against buzzsaws like Matt, Amy, and the others, but not necessary for Juveria, Cris, etc.

But, as Ken noted Thursday night, Juveria is a Cinderella story. She came back to win both Second Chances and Champions Wildcard after originally being mowed down in May 2023 by Hannah during her 8-game winning streak.

America loves Juveria. I sure do. I don't want to see her knocked out of the Tournament so quickly and so permanently. I'd be much more willing to accept her being bumped off during the Semi-Finals or Finals. Gone after one single game of the quarter final just seems so cruel. I want the Cinderella story to continue a bit longer.

by Anonymousreply 151March 1, 2024 8:14 PM

I'm now wondering which of my other faves are coming up. So far, I'm not rooting for any of the semi-finalists.

by Anonymousreply 152March 1, 2024 9:56 PM

I'm not sure which answer to final was more moronic? Awkward to see Stephen flame out like that, obvious the other contestants wanted him around, too. Hilarious if he let's it be known he knew Final!

by Anonymousreply 153March 2, 2024 12:00 AM

Another dreaded, obnoxious champ. The ToC as hate-watch TV.

by Anonymousreply 154March 2, 2024 1:17 AM

That poor sap couldn't catch a break.

by Anonymousreply 155March 2, 2024 1:23 AM

Once there’s a final winner of TOC, they should have the option to prove their mettle in a pas de deux with Amy Schneider — let her mop the floor with the champ and punctuate her reign as winningest woman in Jeopardy history.

by Anonymousreply 156March 2, 2024 1:55 AM

Brace yourself for Monday, boys & girls.

Ray Lalonde will be one of the contestants.

by Anonymousreply 157March 2, 2024 2:31 AM

Bring 👏🏾 back 👏🏾 Rowan 👏🏾

by Anonymousreply 158March 2, 2024 3:00 AM

R149, I miss Tom the bartender.

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by Anonymousreply 159March 2, 2024 6:21 AM

Brian’s spastic reaction upon winning was tasteless.

by Anonymousreply 160March 2, 2024 6:23 AM

Brian could be annoying, but at least there's a gay man going to be in Semi Finals.

What did the gray ribbon on his lapel stand for? The pink one was for breast cancer.

Stephen was a mess. Stayed in the hole almost the entire game.

I thought Dutch Guyana was fairly obvious for Final, but apparently not to Brian or Josh

by Anonymousreply 161March 2, 2024 10:36 AM

Yes, Brian needed a bit of humility. He comes off as a jerk.

by Anonymousreply 162March 2, 2024 12:34 PM

The "victory whoop" at the end was reminiscent of Matt Jackson. UGH!

by Anonymousreply 163March 2, 2024 3:19 PM

I don't mind Ray much, R157. I'm drawing a total blank on recognizing Ike.

by Anonymousreply 164March 4, 2024 12:15 PM

I thought I was the only one here who like Ray. Glad to hear there's another of us, r164. He's a very sweet, dad type.

by Anonymousreply 165March 4, 2024 1:15 PM

O M G!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 166March 4, 2024 9:48 PM

Ike Barinholtz?

by Anonymousreply 167March 4, 2024 11:08 PM

I really thought ancient Roman poets would be the end of Ike. Very impressive they all got it.

by Anonymousreply 168March 4, 2024 11:36 PM

Ken Jennings is a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 169March 4, 2024 11:39 PM

They didn’t all get it, R168.

by Anonymousreply 170March 4, 2024 11:41 PM

Finally a win for Team DL!

by Anonymousreply 171March 4, 2024 11:59 PM

They didn’t all get it. Ray and Ike got it. Melissa did not.

I never cared for Ray, and I very much like Ike, so I’m happy with this result. Go Ike!!

by Anonymousreply 172March 5, 2024 12:00 AM

I had no idea of any Roman poets. However, I did know about gibsons, and that women powder their noses in the ladies' room (d' uh).

Thought Ray would steamroll through the game, but as with Cris and Juveria, not to be.

by Anonymousreply 173March 5, 2024 12:10 AM

R167, Ike definitely has BDF.

by Anonymousreply 174March 5, 2024 12:40 AM

Speaking of BDF, I think it’s brave of Melissa to not have used her regular season winnings to fix her Jimmy Durante schnoz .

by Anonymousreply 175March 5, 2024 12:51 AM

[quote]. Ike Barinholtz?

He’s a celebrity? I have to look him up.

Virgil is the only Roman poet I know.

It’s funny how recently there’s been a meme that men think about the Roman Empire a lot - and both men got the correct answer but the woman didn’t.

by Anonymousreply 176March 5, 2024 1:09 AM

OK, I'll give, Who the fuck is Ike Barenholtz?

by Anonymousreply 177March 5, 2024 1:22 AM

Has done lots of TV. A regular on that Mindy Kaling show with the hot Chris Messina. Has a brother Jon.

Did Ken say that Ike's winnings go to charity?

by Anonymousreply 178March 5, 2024 2:06 AM

R177, Ike got his big break as part of the MadTV cast.

by Anonymousreply 179March 5, 2024 2:06 AM

He’s from MADtv.

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by Anonymousreply 180March 5, 2024 2:07 AM

Didn’t his father play the judge on “Jury Duty”?

by Anonymousreply 181March 5, 2024 2:31 AM

Yes!

by Anonymousreply 182March 5, 2024 3:41 AM

Ike was the only worth watching on The Mindy Project. He was hysterical as the lovable idiot.

I knew it was Ovid, but that was tough one. Good for Ike. He played REALLY well.

by Anonymousreply 183March 5, 2024 4:00 AM

It was an exciting day, right down to the end.

Congratulations to Ike, whoever you are. I've never heard of you.

Ray didn't seem to be swaying around quite so much.

I had no idea on Final.

This ToC is going to be a very strange Semi-Final and Final as all the fan favorites have been eliminated already.

by Anonymousreply 184March 5, 2024 5:48 PM

I think Ray might have been off his game with his identical twin in the audience. Identical twins can have pretty intense rivalries and Ray’s twin was - at the very least - the better-looking one (one is always better looking).

by Anonymousreply 185March 5, 2024 5:51 PM

Not a fan of Ben, sorry!

by Anonymousreply 186March 5, 2024 11:59 PM

I was just gonna say, Ben drives me nuts.

Watch him walk off with this thing.

by Anonymousreply 187March 6, 2024 12:02 AM

Ditto, R186 and R187. Ben has always bothered me as well. He asks for the answers and gives his questions as if he is supremely annoyed. And they put him in this competition against Emmett, a very weak candidate, and a former high school winner — Justin, who did a damn good job.

by Anonymousreply 188March 6, 2024 12:07 AM

Is Ben on the spectrum?

by Anonymousreply 189March 6, 2024 12:09 AM

What bugs me about Ben is the way he grimaces so painfully and for so long before he responds, like he has no idea if he's going to be right....and then he always comes up with the correct answer. Can't bear him and the drama. Though he's probably just a sweet guy in real life.

by Anonymousreply 190March 6, 2024 12:21 AM

I like Ben! I fear that he’s probably a terribly dull professor.

by Anonymousreply 191March 6, 2024 12:23 AM

Is there method to how the contestants are select to play against one another, or is it random?

by Anonymousreply 192March 6, 2024 1:23 AM

Maybe I haven't been paying attention the last few years but I'm shocked by how few of the players in this ToC are women.

by Anonymousreply 193March 6, 2024 1:32 AM

R193 which is surrounding because during the Wild Card and Second Chance tournaments, women kept winning every night.

by Anonymousreply 194March 6, 2024 1:39 AM

Which is *surprising

by Anonymousreply 195March 6, 2024 1:42 AM

Yeah, how do they select the contestant pairings for these early semi-finals? Obviously, it makes a huge difference.

by Anonymousreply 196March 6, 2024 2:00 AM

Deb “Scott Hamilton” Bilodeau returns tonight, hopefully with her glasses.

by Anonymousreply 197March 6, 2024 10:07 AM

[quote] What bugs me about Ben is the way he grimaces so painfully and for so long before he responds,

I know exactly what he does it. He knows the answer but can’t pull it out of the back of his mind. He grimaces because he’s mad at himself for not having the answer on the tip of his tongue.

by Anonymousreply 198March 6, 2024 12:43 PM

I like Ben. He's soft spoken and very knowledgeable. But I was sort of tired of him by the time he was finally defeated during the regular play.

The pausing to get his answer is essentially the same thing Matt Amodio did. But as r198 said, the anger we're sensing is likely because he's frustrated the answer isn't on the tip of his tongue. I see that anger/frustration at having to pause to remember things with a lot of older people. It must be especially frustrating for an academician who clearly knows a lot.

I was sorry to see Emmett flame out. Always a shame not to make it to Final.

I had no idea on Final.

by Anonymousreply 199March 6, 2024 6:06 PM

I got Final Jeopardy, which surprised me. It was the only thing I could think of.

by Anonymousreply 200March 6, 2024 7:23 PM

I got Prometheus, but not Promethium.

by Anonymousreply 201March 6, 2024 8:36 PM

Whoa, winner was almost a hipster parody to me! Sorry to see the suited anti-Lawn Guyland fellow lose, "they" not so much.

I guessed 1865 thinking of the end of the Civil War.

by Anonymousreply 202March 7, 2024 12:03 AM

R202 Same here.

by Anonymousreply 203March 7, 2024 12:11 AM

I knew FJ only because I knew what year FIRE NEXT TIME was published.

by Anonymousreply 204March 7, 2024 1:26 AM

So it looks like Troy will be the one to beat. What a player!

Can't wait to see him crush Ben. Any guesses on who the 3rd finalist will be?

by Anonymousreply 205March 7, 2024 1:49 AM

Oy! Ben again!

by Anonymousreply 206March 7, 2024 11:40 AM

Ike fucked up his FJ wager. Third place couldn’t catch him. Ben had to bet enough to get to twice Ike plus one dollar. The only chance Ike had to win was bet nothing and hope Ben got it wrong,..which he did.

Imagine Ike in the final.

by Anonymousreply 207March 8, 2024 2:14 AM

Ike was all kinds of interestingly sexy. I'll miss him even though I'd never heard of him until now.

by Anonymousreply 208March 8, 2024 3:40 AM

I thought it was going to be an good contest between Ben and Jared. And it was for a while. That is until Jared lost his mojo after foolishly betting everything on a Daily Double in the second round.

But anyway, Ben moves on the the finals.

I've never heard of Ike either, but I've actually come to like him in the two games he played in for this ToC. When he's been paid as an actor, what show(s) is he on? Maybe I should check him out.

by Anonymousreply 209March 8, 2024 6:26 AM

R209 Ike has appeared in countless movie/tv guest roles. Check out his IMDb page. It lists appearances going back to the early 2000s. He's also done a lot of voice work. His two most prominent roles would probably be six seasons on "The Mindy Project" and his long-running stint on MADtv (114 episodes) where he played many characters. He even played Alex Trebek in a parody skit of Jeopardy! (below). Personally, that's the show I remember him from.

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by Anonymousreply 210March 8, 2024 6:48 AM

I will never understand why these smart players bet all in double jeopardy. Especially if it's the last daily double. There's just not enough money on the board to climb back from that and, in this case, it would not have given him an insurmountable lead.

Just bet enough to take the lead, but not enough to lose the entire game should you get the answer wrong!

Just makes no sense.

by Anonymousreply 211March 8, 2024 7:19 AM

Ike would have won if he’d bet zero or a small amount.

by Anonymousreply 212March 8, 2024 8:03 AM

Team dishy vicar

by Anonymousreply 213March 8, 2024 11:38 PM

I'm gonna miss that killer golden retriever!

by Anonymousreply 214March 9, 2024 12:11 AM

A little bird told me we may not have seen the last of a few fan faves!

by Anonymousreply 215March 9, 2024 12:11 AM

I’m shocked that she didn’t know Prussian blue. Especially when the clue had Germany in it.

by Anonymousreply 216March 9, 2024 12:23 AM

Happy Troy won!

by Anonymousreply 217March 12, 2024 2:35 AM

When did the contestants get so chatty about such mundane aspects of their lives? They seem so pathetic now. Do they all sign an agreement that they have to be so obsequious to Ken?

by Anonymousreply 218March 12, 2024 3:37 AM

I don’t care what you say, penguins fly farther and faster than any other bird out there.

by Anonymousreply 219March 12, 2024 5:30 AM

R229, If I had been drinking, that “penguin” response would have been a spit take moment.

by Anonymousreply 220March 12, 2024 5:58 AM

I'm glad Luigi lost. I never like him. I don't know why exactly, but he just irks me. He did during his initial run as well.

by Anonymousreply 221March 12, 2024 12:51 PM

Troy completely lost me at "babymoon" - ugh! Yogesh seems like the least bad option for tonight.

by Anonymousreply 222March 12, 2024 3:08 PM

Yogesh is boring

by Anonymousreply 223March 12, 2024 4:20 PM

Wow!

by Anonymousreply 224March 12, 2024 10:12 PM

I think Ben is high tonight.

by Anonymousreply 225March 12, 2024 11:14 PM

Did not expect that finale.

by Anonymousreply 226March 12, 2024 11:35 PM

All I could think of was Phineas Fogg. I did know about pepperpot soup.

by Anonymousreply 227March 12, 2024 11:58 PM

No surprised Ben got it, he was on for a long time originally.

by Anonymousreply 228March 13, 2024 12:15 AM

I thought artsy Troy would come through, or bet (almost) nothing.

by Anonymousreply 229March 13, 2024 12:34 AM

Wow! What a game. I figured Troy had the game in the bag, but Ben pulls off the win.

Ben seemed to have more energy than ever before. He always seemed so quiet and passive in the past, but last night seemed highly caffeinated or something. He was giving off completely different energy.

I had no idea on Final and have never heard of whatever the correct answer was.

Hope each of the three get at least one win in before this is over.

by Anonymousreply 230March 13, 2024 5:38 PM

Is Troy in a wheelchair. I’ve never seen anyone sit dining Jeopardy? Anyone know?

by Anonymousreply 231March 13, 2024 5:49 PM

There was a woman sitting in a chair a few months ago. People here commented on it at the time.

Don't know that I've ever noticed someone sitting in a chair prior to that.

by Anonymousreply 232March 13, 2024 5:55 PM

Ben is unwatchable now. His narcissism and arrogance are just gross. Enough.

by Anonymousreply 233March 13, 2024 10:27 PM

R231 Not confirmed, but another website indicates a long-ago NYT article mentioned that Troy suffered from a heart condition known as Aortic Valve Stenosis. Here's the link:

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by Anonymousreply 234March 13, 2024 10:53 PM

Why didn't Troy bet enough to be $1 ahead of Yogesh? Or, doesn't that matter in Final?

by Anonymousreply 235March 14, 2024 12:02 AM

Uh….R235, cuz the win is all that counts in this Final. First to win three games wins the championship, The amount of money they have in each game is NOT theirs to keep.

by Anonymousreply 236March 14, 2024 12:44 AM

Well that seems stingy.

by Anonymousreply 237March 14, 2024 1:17 AM

Troy is an inspiration to the fibro community.

by Anonymousreply 238March 14, 2024 5:59 AM

Another good game. Congrats Troy!

I came into the competition very disappointed Cris, Yungshen and Juveria weren't the ones playing. None of the three who are playing are favorites. But I must say, they're giving us some thrilling games. I'm coming to like all three of them.

Ben, who could be quite annoying with his soft voice and passive demeanor, has gotten some kind of personality transplant because he's speaking more assertively and standing more assertively too. He's even telling jokes and making some off the cuff comments. I initially attributed this to being highly caffeinated, but maybe something else is going on. Maybe show officials told him to relax and start speaking up, but the difference is for the positive.

Gutsy move on Troy's part to do a true daily double wager so late in the game. He seems incredibly confident in his game.

When Yogesh can be the first to buzz in, he's incredible in his knowledge. He continues to impress.

I hope each of the three wins at least one game before the tournament is over.

by Anonymousreply 239March 14, 2024 5:28 PM

What happened?? My local station cut in for weather at the start of double jeopardy and still has not joined regularly scheduled programming (already in progress.)

by Anonymousreply 240March 15, 2024 2:54 AM

It was a very close game. Are you asking who won, r240?

by Anonymousreply 241March 15, 2024 3:38 AM

R241, yes. And how close was it?

by Anonymousreply 242March 15, 2024 3:41 AM

Thanks for the info on Troy. He does look pretty frail.

by Anonymousreply 243March 15, 2024 3:47 AM

Troy needs a better haircut.

by Anonymousreply 244March 15, 2024 12:19 PM

Go Rogesh!!

Great game. These past three ToC games have been thrilling. Can't wait to see what happens tonight. This is how Jeopardy! is supposed to be.

Glad all three have notched in a win now. Hope this goes all the way to game 7.

I had no idea on Final

by Anonymousreply 245March 15, 2024 4:54 PM

$1.00

by Anonymousreply 246March 15, 2024 8:39 PM

Why the fuck did Troy do that????

by Anonymousreply 247March 15, 2024 11:58 PM

I'm surprised Yogesh hasn't broken his buzzer.

by Anonymousreply 248March 15, 2024 11:59 PM

R247 And he has seemed so careful about "arithmetic", once scribbling numbers on a pad before a daily double. I can only imagine he thought he was betting enough to win by $1 is Ben doubled his money. A stupid, sloppy error... unworthy of him.

by Anonymousreply 249March 16, 2024 2:34 AM

Do you understand FJ wagering, R247?? Cuz Ben definitely does.

by Anonymousreply 250March 16, 2024 2:35 AM

I cannot believe that I’m rooting for Yogesh.

by Anonymousreply 251March 16, 2024 3:05 AM

The person who runs the Final Jeopardy! website explains why Troy bet the way he did. It's in the section of the column: "Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions." It has to do with the special circumstances of the game where "the leader’s score is equal to exactly second place plus third place’s score."

He also snarks:

[quote] I would like to unequivocally state that Troy did not make any sort of wagering mistake whatsoever, and any reporter who says otherwise about this game is committing journalistic malpractice and should not be reporting on Jeopardy! strategy.

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by Anonymousreply 252March 16, 2024 9:18 AM

Forgive me for asking questions the answers to which I should know, but is the winner of ToC determined by the number of games won or the total amount of money earned after 7 games? Or some other criteria?

And once ToC is over in a few days, what's next for the show? Are we restarting with 3 new contestants or are we picking up with a former winner?

TIA!

by Anonymousreply 253March 16, 2024 1:41 PM

First contestant to win 3 games. Don't know answer to second question.

by Anonymousreply 254March 16, 2024 1:55 PM

I didn't get to watch the game, but it's clear that Troy had to bet enough to clear Yogesh if he bet it all and got the right answer. In a tournament of champions you have to assume your opponents will know the answer, no?

by Anonymousreply 255March 16, 2024 2:55 PM

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by Anonymousreply 256March 17, 2024 2:10 PM

That was a fun CBC Morning feature, seeing Ken at younger ages. Not that he's exactly homely, but they sure know how to capture him within the game looking handsomer than he actually is.

Nice of CBS to publicize an ABC show.

by Anonymousreply 257March 17, 2024 4:12 PM

R257 Jeopardy! doesn't air on ABC everywhere. It's a syndicated show, produced by Sony Pictures, so while ABC Owned & Operated affiliates may have the broadcast contract for those cities, you can find it on non-ABC stations elsewhere. Examples: In Eugene, Oregon, the show airs on KPIC, a CBS affiliate; in Spokane, Washington, it's on KHQ, an NBC affiliate; and in New Orleans, it's on WVUE, a Fox affiliate.

by Anonymousreply 258March 17, 2024 11:11 PM

Interesting, R258, I did not know that.

by Anonymousreply 259March 18, 2024 3:20 AM

Fiddler on the Roof - LOL

by Anonymousreply 260March 18, 2024 11:51 PM

Buzzer spaz was getting on my nerves.

by Anonymousreply 261March 19, 2024 12:00 AM

Nice of Yogesh to shoutout his friend like that.

by Anonymousreply 262March 19, 2024 12:01 AM

HIs friend? Or his "friend"?

by Anonymousreply 263March 19, 2024 12:26 AM

Really rooting for Troy but he seemed to flag tonight.

I'll forgive him for Fiddler, that really was a trick question (of course, I knew it was JCS!) but, I mean.....42nd St? Hal Prince?? 1957??? Musicals are not his thing.

I at least hope Troy wins tomorrow so we can get 7 games.

by Anonymousreply 264March 19, 2024 12:31 AM

What happens after ToC?

by Anonymousreply 265March 19, 2024 12:31 AM

I thought that Yogesh was going to have a stroke the way he was wrestling with that buzzer. At times it looked like he was channeling someone from an old SNL skit. Just happy it wasn’t Ben tonight.

by Anonymousreply 266March 19, 2024 12:33 AM

Go Yogesh!!

He was determined to win the game. I thought it was foolish to do a true daily double when he was already in the lead in the second half, but he did it and guaranteed his victory.

Now, fingers crossed Troy pulls off the win for game 6 tonight, so we can get another exciting game and go to that 7th and final game.

This ToC is thrilling. Makes all the second chances and wildcard games we had to endure for the last six months worthwhile.

by Anonymousreply 267March 19, 2024 5:22 PM

Troy really should have already won the ToC. Like Juveria (sp?), he's clearly a cut above. Yesterday was just an off game for him.

Ben has the luckiest two wins EVAH. And my god he irritates me and I don't even know why. That weird smile thing he does as he answers? Ugh. No thanks. Of course, he's probably very nice in real life.

I kinda love Yogesh. He has some closet Sally Field lurking within him - he just really wants to be liked.

by Anonymousreply 268March 19, 2024 5:52 PM

I loved it when Yogesh thanked the people at Red Bull.

by Anonymousreply 269March 19, 2024 6:00 PM

r268, I agree with everything you wrote!

by Anonymousreply 270March 19, 2024 6:07 PM

I wonder if they filmed this entire ToC in one day or did they spread it out over two days.

If it was all done in one day, I imagine all three players are battling fatigue at this point.

by Anonymousreply 271March 19, 2024 6:14 PM

Ben’s acting punch drunk.

by Anonymousreply 272March 19, 2024 6:28 PM

R268 said it all.

by Anonymousreply 273March 19, 2024 7:43 PM

Unfortunately, it’s primary night in my state tonight, so, fingers crossed that the champion of this SAUSAGE FEST isn’t crowned this evening. Between primaries and March Madness, our local affiliate enjoys telling its Jeopardy! viewers to go to hell.

by Anonymousreply 274March 19, 2024 7:43 PM

r274 When news or sports preempts Jeopardy! at its regular time, my station will air the episode in the middle of the night, often at 1 a.m.

They don't usually make an announcement they're going to air it there. You just sort of have to find. Luckily my DVR finds it for me.

by Anonymousreply 275March 19, 2024 7:55 PM

Are both Ben and Yogesh bachelors?

by Anonymousreply 276March 19, 2024 8:28 PM

Another great game tonight.

by Anonymousreply 277March 19, 2024 8:58 PM

No, Ben is happily married.

by Anonymousreply 278March 19, 2024 9:05 PM

Ben mentioned a lady friend that he met through Jeopardy! It’s a little Harold & Maude in its structure, but he left the impression that he is off the market. No wedding bells yet, but enough to bring a little heat to Green Bay evenings.

by Anonymousreply 279March 19, 2024 9:08 PM

Final Jeopardy spoiler about the EVN airport. Dont read if you don’t want to know

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I got the daily double right and wrong. I said, “Erevan! It’s in Turkey. Erevan is my an answer.”

Well, it’s not in Turkey -but I wouldn’t have written “Turkey” just the name of the city.

And the city can be spelled with or without a Y. So I would’ve been right while being secretly wrong.

by Anonymousreply 280March 19, 2024 9:13 PM

I could swear Ben wears a wedding band. Will confirm to night. Not that necessarily guarantees he's married.

by Anonymousreply 281March 19, 2024 9:38 PM

R281 Yes. Ben has a wedding ring on. You can clearly see it in several moments during this local news report about him put up last week where they're interviewing him about Jeopardy! Around the 2:46 mark, there's a very clear shot of it.

Also the report in the next post talks about his wife.

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by Anonymousreply 282March 19, 2024 11:02 PM

... and if you check out his FB page, his profile photo shows him with a woman, and one could probably assume that's his wife, or at least his romantic interest.

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by Anonymousreply 283March 19, 2024 11:05 PM

More of Yogesh's spazzy clicking to come!

by Anonymousreply 284March 19, 2024 11:58 PM

Not what I was expecting, but congrats to Yogesh!! Would never have predicted that I would be pulling for him to win it all, but . . . . 🤷‍♂️

by Anonymousreply 285March 20, 2024 12:00 AM

Congrats to Yogesh*, who has a sense of humor. Sad for Troy, and a bit of respect for Ben who seemed to realize he wasn't going to be champ vibe'ing "No problem, it's a game, no guarantees."

* Loved it when others beat out the spazzy clicking.

by Anonymousreply 286March 20, 2024 12:26 AM

I swear Ben threw the game. Who doesn’t know Cumberland Gap. It’s THE most famous gap in the US. Come on. He wins if he gets that right.

by Anonymousreply 287March 20, 2024 12:45 AM

I don’t get to find out who wins until 2:07 AM. Thanks a fucking lot, channel 10.

by Anonymousreply 288March 20, 2024 1:51 AM

r288, Channel 10 in Columbus?

by Anonymousreply 289March 20, 2024 1:58 AM

Yes. I complained online that their “special coverage” was an ill advised stunt to win those local Emmys the station likes to brag about at our expense and whomever was fielding our chat called me an asshole. Wheel of Fortune aired as always.

by Anonymousreply 290March 20, 2024 2:16 AM

r290, haha. I'm sure that person was probably just a huge Wheel of Fortune fan, which tracks.

by Anonymousreply 291March 20, 2024 3:00 AM

I watch on a Boston channel and when that's preempted they move it to another channel. New Englanders love Jeopardy.

by Anonymousreply 292March 20, 2024 3:09 AM

[quote] Who doesn’t know Cumberland Gap

It was driving me crazy, I could t remember it! I knew it started with a C and there was a Grateful Dead song with the name. I was trying to remember lyrics but I had to go through the guitar opening in my mind and then the lyrics “I can’t stay much longer Melinda…the sun is getting high… I can’t help you with your troubles, if you won’t help with mine. I gotta git down…I gotta git down..gotta git down to the mine”

Too late. Couldn’t pull the lyric out of my mind because there was another whole stanza before “Gotta git down to the Cumberland mine” came up.

by Anonymousreply 293March 20, 2024 3:13 AM

God, if Ben would have correctly answered the EASIEST question ever, he would have won.

Poor Troy. He lost, what, three games because he didn't know FJ?

As I said upthread, Yogesh totally turned me into a fan with his charm and humor.

by Anonymousreply 294March 20, 2024 3:40 AM

In the heat of all the excitement of getting the Daily Doubles so close together, Ben didn’t stop to think for a nanosecond what the category (“Minding the Gap”) might be about. Very easy question that I got instantly.

by Anonymousreply 295March 20, 2024 9:00 AM

How was Cumberland Gap related to a son of King George? Was he the Duke of Cumberland or something? Maybe that clue was what screwed up Ben's thought process.

Look for Young Sheng and Juveria to be back with us very soon!

by Anonymousreply 296March 20, 2024 2:11 PM

What tournament is starting tonight? When on Earth are they getting back to regular play?

by Anonymousreply 297March 20, 2024 2:35 PM

Didn't Ken say "Fan Favorites" or something like that?

by Anonymousreply 298March 20, 2024 2:40 PM

R298, As in Tom the bartender?

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by Anonymousreply 299March 20, 2024 2:43 PM

R299 - I kinda prefer the more existential Tom

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by Anonymousreply 300March 20, 2024 4:38 PM

Ah, tonight starts the first ever Jeopardy! Invitational Tournament.

by Anonymousreply 301March 20, 2024 4:58 PM

Andrew He, again - UGH!

by Anonymousreply 302March 20, 2024 5:34 PM

Brace yourselves . . .

Matt Jackson is back on Friday.

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by Anonymousreply 303March 20, 2024 5:38 PM

If anyone could provide a link to a list of all the upcoming contestants it would be much appreciated! TIA

by Anonymousreply 304March 20, 2024 5:45 PM

Here are this week’s contestants. Other than Andrew I don’t recall most of these people.

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by Anonymousreply 305March 20, 2024 5:57 PM

How could any Jeopardy! viewer not remember Matt Jackson?

by Anonymousreply 306March 20, 2024 6:21 PM

Oh dear lord! Matt Jackson on Friday. No no no no no!!!

by Anonymousreply 307March 20, 2024 6:26 PM

I remember (and recall liking) Dan, Jason, Andrew and Larissa.

However Matt is even more psychotic looking than I remember.

I mean, tell me that's not the face of someone who could pass for a serial killer.

by Anonymousreply 308March 20, 2024 6:36 PM

Arthur Chu is also going to be a contestant in the near future. His play followed the Chuck Forrest strategy, which is awful to watch.

by Anonymousreply 309March 20, 2024 6:36 PM

Wasn’t Arthur Chu the one who snapped at Alex that one time?

by Anonymousreply 310March 20, 2024 7:27 PM

Is normal Jeopardy ever coming back?

by Anonymousreply 311March 20, 2024 7:34 PM

I’d like to see Alex Jacob again.

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by Anonymousreply 312March 20, 2024 9:16 PM

In a couple of weeks, R311.

Arthur Chu has enough self-awareness to have acknowledged that many viewers hated him. It's been a while since we've been exposed to his personality.

Matt Jackson, R308? Matt Amodio can be annoying, but not that bad. Was it you who was around in 60s/70s Jersey, too?

by Anonymousreply 313March 20, 2024 10:38 PM

How many times will we have to sit through Andrew? He seems to return every 6 months.

by Anonymousreply 314March 20, 2024 11:01 PM

I'm all in for sexy Dan Pawson!

by Anonymousreply 315March 20, 2024 11:02 PM

Full line-up listed in link below.

27 contestants in total. Several familiar faces including Sam Buttrey, Andrew He, Amy Schneider, super-cute Sam Kavanaugh, Austin Rogers and more.

Looks like quaterfinals go for 9 episodes, concluding on April 1. Then it moves into the semi-finals.

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by Anonymousreply 316March 21, 2024 12:31 AM

Is there something weird with the camera. how they all have pear shaped faces?

by Anonymousreply 317March 21, 2024 12:32 AM

R313 - I definitely didn't mean Matt Amodio since I liked the guy.

I meant Matt Jackson since he's on this week.

Go to the Jeopardy website and look at the picture of him and you'll see what I meant @ R308.

Utterly frightening.

by Anonymousreply 318March 21, 2024 12:34 AM

So glad to see smoldering Alex Jacob will be back.

by Anonymousreply 319March 21, 2024 7:27 AM

Good game. I was rooting for Pam. Too bad she missed final.

Andrew He started weak but got his groove back and did great on those daily doubles.

Someone from the Jeopardy! staff should have advised Andrew that a black turtleneck combined with his shoulder length black hair would not look good on camera.

by Anonymousreply 320March 21, 2024 7:57 AM

This invitational tournament is going to go on until early April. Supposedly regular games will start after that. Fingers crossed.

But that also means next year's ToC contestants will be selected from just 4 months worth of games (April through July) instead of the standard 10 months.

by Anonymousreply 321March 21, 2024 8:00 AM

Jason was one of my favorites, great that he's back!

by Anonymousreply 322March 21, 2024 12:12 PM

Are questions harder in the tournaments?

Do Asian women ever show up as contestants?

Do males always win ToC?

by Anonymousreply 323March 21, 2024 9:30 PM

Yes, sometimes, no.

by Anonymousreply 324March 21, 2024 9:32 PM

Oooh, jealous Jason would not shake hands!!! What a snub.

by Anonymousreply 325March 21, 2024 11:28 PM

I gotta say this wasn't really the old Jason from Trebek days. Noticed the lack of congrats.

Had no idea of Final, but managed LOT Polish Airlines and Aguascalientes, latter just in time.

by Anonymousreply 326March 22, 2024 12:16 AM

Leonard’s crossed arms. lol.

by Anonymousreply 327March 22, 2024 12:17 AM

Yes, sometimes, sort of?

by Anonymousreply 328March 22, 2024 12:50 AM

I got the final because I had to write a book report on it and felt the same way about it.

Very poor sportsmanship by both Jason and Leonard, They looked like spoiled brats.

by Anonymousreply 329March 22, 2024 12:59 AM

Ulysses seemed pretty obvious to me and I've never even read it or anything by James Joyce. Or anything by Woolf, for that matter.

by Anonymousreply 330March 22, 2024 1:11 AM

Jason was a dick - and Leonard looked stupid with those arms crossed through the ENTIRE GAME.

by Anonymousreply 331March 22, 2024 1:29 AM

WTF was with those two?

by Anonymousreply 332March 22, 2024 2:51 AM

R329, Is the group hugging mandatory now?

by Anonymousreply 333March 22, 2024 5:28 AM

Congratulations to Larissa. She did so well.

Jason didn't really answer many questions at all. He just happened to get the right answer on the daily double question where he bet everything. Betting it all seems to be almost mandatory in these tournaments.

Jason should have played some practice games before going back before the camera, just like Cris Panullo should have done before playing in the ToC. Jason won something 19 games several so we know he's capable do doing better. But after not playing for so long, Jason was likely rusty and needed a few games to get back in his groove.

Yikes, someone from the Jeopardy staff should have take Leonard assign and explained how bad he looked with his arms crossed like that for the entire game.

by Anonymousreply 334March 22, 2024 6:07 AM

Matt Jackson is as insufferable as ever.

by Anonymousreply 335March 22, 2024 9:15 PM

The gay boy was so adorable! Really sorry we won't be seeing more of him. And Larissa had such pretty skin.

by Anonymousreply 336March 22, 2024 11:59 PM

Rather than the truly obno character I remember, this Matt is just sad on the spectrum.

by Anonymousreply 337March 23, 2024 12:01 AM

The look of shock on Terry’s face when she realized her FJ response was unacceptable was priceless.

by Anonymousreply 338March 23, 2024 2:02 AM

How nice that two contestants found boyfriends from being on Jeopardy!.

by Anonymousreply 339March 23, 2024 2:05 AM

R338 I love that she was so clearly absolutely dumbfounded.

by Anonymousreply 340March 23, 2024 2:20 AM

I half expected her to say "NO! WAIT!"

by Anonymousreply 341March 23, 2024 2:37 AM

Ulysses/James Joyce questions pop up fairly frequently on JEOP. They assume no one has ever read them. Which they haven't -

by Anonymousreply 342March 24, 2024 4:04 PM

When are they going to stop this tournament shit? It's getting boring. I want regular contestants again.

by Anonymousreply 343March 24, 2024 5:01 PM

Rosetta Stone had to be one of the easiest FJ’s ever. Maybe it’s just because when I was growing up there was a do it-yourself language course being advertised on tv and radio all the time called Rosetta Stone.

by Anonymousreply 344March 24, 2024 5:42 PM

I live next to a Rosetta Stone.

by Anonymousreply 345March 24, 2024 6:09 PM

But didn't the clue say something about the name being a capital city (or a location) in the Mideast? That's what steered my off Rosetta Stone even though it was the first thing I thought of.

by Anonymousreply 346March 24, 2024 7:00 PM

R346, the clue was: “'Captured in Egypt by the British Army 1801' is painted on the side of this artifact named for the city where it was found"

by Anonymousreply 347March 24, 2024 7:11 PM

OK, thanks. I never heard of a city in Egypt named Rosetta. That's definitely what threw me.

by Anonymousreply 348March 24, 2024 7:21 PM

Rosetta Stone is my cousin.

by Anonymousreply 349March 24, 2024 7:23 PM

Same here, R348.

by Anonymousreply 350March 24, 2024 7:29 PM

Rosetta is the western name for it. It’s called Rashid in Arabic.

by Anonymousreply 351March 24, 2024 8:28 PM

Thanks, R351. I also didn't get Final Jeopardy because I too never knew that the Rosetta stone was named after a city.

by Anonymousreply 352March 24, 2024 9:22 PM

They should have called it the Rashida Stone.

by Anonymousreply 353March 24, 2024 10:33 PM

Wonderful tribute to the 9000th episode and Johnny Gilbert at the very end.

I didn't realize Johnny was so short.

Hard to image in 1984 when this version of the show debuted, it only had 13 weeks to prove itself.

by Anonymousreply 354March 25, 2024 12:22 AM

Thank R354! I'm so proud of my dad!

by Anonymousreply 355March 25, 2024 12:24 AM

What happened to Austin's face? And that old lady needs a bra.

by Anonymousreply 356March 25, 2024 11:34 PM

Austin lost weight.

by Anonymousreply 357March 25, 2024 11:38 PM

[quote]Austin lost weight.

But sadly, he didn’t lose his ego or cockiness.

Glad he lost.

by Anonymousreply 358March 25, 2024 11:56 PM

I wouldn’t call Austin cocky or arrogant, I think it’s more a grating sense of humor. He’s pretty cute as Jeopardy contestants go.

by Anonymousreply 359March 26, 2024 12:00 AM

I like Austin, but he aged a lot. No surprise Amy steamrolled here, but we'll see how she fares against the other finalists ...

by Anonymousreply 360March 26, 2024 12:04 AM

DL fave Queen Amy extends her reign as the show’s winningest woman, putting the record even farther out of reach for future lady champs.

by Anonymousreply 361March 26, 2024 12:18 AM

The grey beard didn't do him any favors. I thought he was a lot of fun. Great nervous energy!

by Anonymousreply 362March 26, 2024 12:19 AM

I got FJ! Very proud of myself, especially considering none of the contestants did.

by Anonymousreply 363March 26, 2024 12:20 AM

Austin only let out “Crap!” once.

When he was first on, they kept having to edit his cussing.

by Anonymousreply 364March 26, 2024 12:32 AM

I realize he lost the weight but like the top of half of his face looks weird..

by Anonymousreply 365March 26, 2024 12:56 AM

Amy continues to make me tired.

by Anonymousreply 366March 26, 2024 1:08 AM

R364 Crap isn't a swear but I bet he wanted to say "Fuck!"

by Anonymousreply 367March 26, 2024 1:37 AM

I thought FJ was Stalin.

by Anonymousreply 368March 26, 2024 1:45 AM

LOL I love that Jeopardy!'s women's record belongs to a man. A MAN BABY!

by Anonymousreply 369March 26, 2024 1:49 AM

I was in the same generation and occupation as the "notorious" FJ answer, but incorrectly guessed "Machine Gun Kelly," since I know machine guns were considered new battle technology back when the Battle of Argonne occurred.

by Anonymousreply 370March 26, 2024 1:56 AM

But, r370:

Scaramouche = Scarface = Al Capone

by Anonymousreply 371March 26, 2024 2:44 AM

For some odd reason, I thought Al Capone for FJ.

Maybe some time before I heard that he had scars, but I don’t know why I thought about him right away.

Glad Amy is doing terrifically.

by Anonymousreply 372March 26, 2024 6:07 AM

At least he was a gracious loser, R365.

by Anonymousreply 373March 26, 2024 6:21 AM

Go Amy! Nice to see her back in form after she did so poorly in Masters.

Glad our time with Austin is mercifully short. I was dreading having to endure him for more games.

I initially thought of Al Capone for Final, but dismissed the idea (not making the Scarface connection) and decided on Machine Gun Kelly.

by Anonymousreply 374March 26, 2024 7:33 AM

Arthur Chu is tonight.

by Anonymousreply 375March 26, 2024 1:00 PM

I forgot how much I hated Austin. Nasty face. Nasty hair. Nasty teeth. Nasty attitude. Was nice to see the bitch get pummeled by Amy.

by Anonymousreply 376March 26, 2024 5:52 PM

Anyone know Amy's dead name? LOL

by Anonymousreply 377March 26, 2024 7:01 PM

Amy and Celeste were lovely. Austin seemed lost and not at all his Richard Dreyfus at his worst self. Of course final Jeopardy was Scarface=Al Capon. I’m mystified that I, dullard that I am, was able to reason it out while my idols were not.

by Anonymousreply 378March 26, 2024 7:17 PM

You know as much as I disliked Austin in the past, I found him less objectionable than I expected yesterday.

Anyway it doesn't matter since Amy steamrolled right over him like the Road Runner running over Wyle E. Cyote.

by Anonymousreply 379March 26, 2024 9:24 PM

R377, Thomas E Schneider

by Anonymousreply 380March 26, 2024 9:33 PM

FJ was too easy.

by Anonymousreply 381March 26, 2024 11:49 PM

I got Final, but it took a bit to finally get there.

I recall Arthur Chu as obnoxious, but now he just seems pre-maturely middle-aged?

by Anonymousreply 382March 26, 2024 11:59 PM

When are the fucking tournaments over?

by Anonymousreply 383March 27, 2024 12:02 AM

Next month

by Anonymousreply 384March 27, 2024 12:17 AM

Alex Jacob is on tonight.

Hope he hasn’t mellowed, it was fun to watch him fume at the judges when one of his responses was disqualified.

by Anonymousreply 385March 27, 2024 11:54 AM

One player said “St Crispian’s Day” instead of “St Crispin’s Day” and they accepted it. But when a woman added an extra s to someone’s name they didn’t accept it.

by Anonymousreply 386March 27, 2024 4:58 PM

R386, Nick Jonas’wife, whose name is difficult.

by Anonymousreply 387March 27, 2024 5:20 PM

I noticed that, too, r386. Thought they'd call him out.

by Anonymousreply 388March 27, 2024 6:05 PM

Several times in recent weeks, players have failed to put their answer in the form of a question during the second half.

Each time, the answer was correct and Ken accepted it. Each time, I kept waiting for Ken to later stop the game and announce a scoring change because of the failure to put it in the form of a question. Each time, that did not happen.

by Anonymousreply 389March 27, 2024 6:19 PM

I thought it was just me who noticed that, R389! Ben did it several times - I just assumed the judges were asleep at the wheel.

Eagerly awaiting the appearance of TOC champ emeritus CHUCK FORREST tomorrow!

by Anonymousreply 390March 27, 2024 6:22 PM

Jennifer Quails is one I truly disliked. Hopefully, this'll be one-and-done for her.

by Anonymousreply 391March 27, 2024 8:01 PM

It's been said that the tape editors have the ability to isolate the audio of each player, and if you think someone hasn't answered in the form of a question, you're more than likely wrong, and it's just the edit.

by Anonymousreply 392March 27, 2024 9:37 PM

Not buying it, R392.

by Anonymousreply 393March 27, 2024 9:42 PM

[quote]It's been said that the tape editors have the ability to isolate the audio of each player, and if you think someone hasn't answered in the form of a question, you're more than likely wrong, and it's just the edit.

Where has it been said? Link please.

No tape editor is going to take out the words "What is" when editing a game where players get dinged for failure to say "What is." A tape editor is going to make sure those words are clearly heard, if they were spoken.

by Anonymousreply 394March 27, 2024 9:55 PM

Great game tonight.

by Anonymousreply 395March 27, 2024 10:26 PM

Tonight's game was much better than the fetid slog last night's game turned out to be. I was disappointed that XXL Jeaneane Garafslo won though.

by Anonymousreply 396March 27, 2024 11:59 PM

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't all these tournaments a direct result of the writer's strike? Back then, they didn't know how long the strike would last and they had no writers. So they started recycling questions with previous contestants and called it Tournaments.

So, they may have overestimated how long the strike would last.

by Anonymousreply 397March 28, 2024 12:09 AM

Frankly, Ben had such a weirdly petulant way of responding it was often hard for me to tell if he began with What is.....

by Anonymousreply 398March 28, 2024 12:09 AM

Our station aired last night's game again.

by Anonymousreply 399March 28, 2024 12:13 AM

R393 R394 I was going from memory about the editing, but I've read something related to this previously at the Jeopardy Fan Site under under "Andy's Thoughts" - the guy who runs the site - who seems to know EVERYTHING about the game. Look for that section in today's recap. But he states:

[quote] If you think a player failed to respond in the form of a question: you’re probably wrong. Viewers should also note a couple of things: firstly, the show has the ability to isolate contestant audio, regardless of whether or not it makes it into the final edit; secondly, in the opening round, it’s a warning offense if it happens, not a penalty;

And amusingly, it must be some kind of pet peeve of his, because he then adds:

[quote] thirdly, such complaints here on the site are against the Site Comment Policy.

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by Anonymousreply 400March 28, 2024 12:14 AM

The losers both looked mightily pissed that they lost. No hugs tonight.

by Anonymousreply 401March 28, 2024 1:24 AM

I’ve only recently started watching Jeopardy again after not seeing it for years and the men don’t seem to like it when the women win, except for Amy, who is, after all, a bro.

by Anonymousreply 402March 28, 2024 1:27 AM

[quote]The losers both looked mightily pissed that they lost. No hugs tonight.

Especially the guy on the right. I forget his name, but I thought he was quite sexy though a little annoying in always trying so hard to "perform."

by Anonymousreply 403March 28, 2024 1:32 AM

The guy on the right was overconfident.

I didn’t get FJ. I knew “meso” means “middle” but didn’t know “nox.”

by Anonymousreply 404March 28, 2024 1:41 AM

If only I'd remembered Noxema was originally marketed as a skin cleanser to use at night in place of soap and cold cream.

by Anonymousreply 405March 28, 2024 2:33 AM

The brand of the guy on the right is to be a cocky know-it-all, especially on The Chase. (Is that still on?) Seems like it's not a facade; he's a dick.

by Anonymousreply 406March 28, 2024 11:34 AM

R406, Still, I found him sexy.

by Anonymousreply 407March 28, 2024 12:23 PM

Alex Jacob appears to have spent some of his previous winnings on new teeth.

by Anonymousreply 408March 28, 2024 12:24 PM

[quote] The brand of the guy on the right is to be a cocky know-it-all, especially on The Chase. . . . Seems like it's not a facade; he's a dick.

Brandon Blackwell came off as a totally arrogant jerk. Which is why it was so delightful when he lost. 😂😂

by Anonymousreply 409March 28, 2024 12:55 PM

I'm with R407 re Brandon.

Overly confident, arrogant, dickish - whatever; I found him sexy.

Alex looked really different from his last appearance, and I was wondering if he maybe lost weight.

At any rate, he didn't disappoint by looking utterly devastated by having lost yesterday.

Looking forward to seeing Sam tonight.

by Anonymousreply 410March 28, 2024 3:00 PM

“At any rate, he didn't disappoint by looking utterly devastated by having lost yesterday.“

Especially since he’s offering instruction on how to win at Jeopardy! and even hinted that some of his clients are currently in the mix.

by Anonymousreply 411March 28, 2024 3:20 PM

R406 RE The Chase: I wanted to really love that show. But it's SO hard for the contestants to win (too many steps, too many things can go wrong) and they don't really win that much money if they do win the chase. It felt like watching minor torture!

So I quit watching because it was too frustrating. They really should give guaranteed money (even a small amount) if anyone made the final chase round and then a bigger payout if the contestant end up winning that final chase round.

(No idea if it's coming back or not.)

by Anonymousreply 412March 28, 2024 4:59 PM

this tournament shit is killing the show. I used to never miss now it's a 50/50 thing on if I watch or not. It just feels like repeats and they're pretty much bringing back everyone I hated. Actually it seems they're bringing everyone back LOL

by Anonymousreply 413March 28, 2024 5:20 PM

r412 I wanted to like the Chase, but agree with your comments.

Too hard to win too little money.

More disturbing to me is the experts like James and Brad seem to get pleasure in snatching the money away from these contestants.

Yes, there should be some kind of minimal prize for these contestants to put themselves out there. Say $10,000 split among the team even if they lose.

by Anonymousreply 414March 28, 2024 5:57 PM

Brandon and Alex certainly were sore losers. No hugfest after that game.

I was rooting for Brandon but after seeing his response to being defeated, I'm glad he lost.

At least now we don't have to see Brandon's weird way of hold the buzzer by his rights pants pocket like its a gun he's about to pull out of the holster again.

I had no idea on Final.

by Anonymousreply 415March 28, 2024 6:01 PM

Brandon was HIGHLY impressed with himself. I’m glad he lost.

by Anonymousreply 416March 28, 2024 6:04 PM

No Buzzy Cohen - I guess because he's part of the "Jeopardy family" as a guest host....?

by Anonymousreply 417March 28, 2024 6:30 PM

Buzzy was host of the This Is Jeopardy! podcast, giving the history of Jeopardy!

He got insider information about how the game is put together and played. I sincerely doubt he would ever be allowed to be a contestant again.

The podcast is excellent. Very informative. I highly recommend it. But it you do listen the podcast, start from the first episode and listen to them in order.

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by Anonymousreply 418March 28, 2024 6:41 PM

I'm looking forward to new contestants in April. You never know what you're going to get.

by Anonymousreply 419March 28, 2024 7:19 PM

[quote]Alex looked really different from his last appearance,

I also thought his on-air personality seemed markedly different from before. Does anyone agree with me?

by Anonymousreply 420March 28, 2024 8:31 PM

R420, Alex has obviously lost weight, which is why his teeth appeared so prominent.

He was more subdued and awkward than before.

He’s a former professional poker player and from James Holzhauer, we know they can be quirky.

Thankfully, his afro days are behind him.

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by Anonymousreply 421March 28, 2024 9:54 PM

R386 Don't know what the question was, but if it was related to the old feast day, then "Crispian" would probably be acceptable, because on the Church calendar the day honored twin brothers, who were martyred together. They became "paired saints, and the full name of the day was actually the "Feast Day of Sts. Crispin and Crispinian." And over time, you can find a couple different spellings (e.g. Crispian is one and Crispianus is another).

by Anonymousreply 422March 28, 2024 10:10 PM

Well for fuck sake Alex is dead. Of course he's going to look different.

by Anonymousreply 423March 28, 2024 10:46 PM

$1.00!!!

by Anonymousreply 424March 28, 2024 10:49 PM

Great game.

Was rooting for all three. Would much rather seen these three in the semi-finals than some of the ones who won previous quarter final games.

by Anonymousreply 425March 29, 2024 6:44 AM

Crispianus 😂

by Anonymousreply 426March 29, 2024 10:36 AM

I really hate these “three syllable rhyming answers” and “backwards spelled duos” type categories. They’re not fun or interesting.

by Anonymousreply 427March 29, 2024 2:50 PM

They need to ban all "hip hop" and "rap" categories IMMEDIATELY!!!

by Anonymousreply 428March 29, 2024 2:59 PM

“Low cost, silent player about to come on stage”

“What is dime mime time?”

by Anonymousreply 429March 29, 2024 3:03 PM

R428: sadly, it's an easy "we're inclusive!" thing it seems.

by Anonymousreply 430March 29, 2024 4:18 PM

I can never understand how some of these otherwise great players can be so STUPID when it comes to FJ wagering. If Chuck Forrest had bet NOTHING, he would have won. ESPECIALLY when there is a broad category like "20th century novels!!"

by Anonymousreply 431March 29, 2024 5:15 PM

And the suicidal, “I’m going to make it a TRUE Daily Double!” wager that keeps bringing down people who are waaaay in the lead.

“Let’s see, I have $12,000. My opponents have $1000 and $2000. They probably won’t be able to catch up with me unless I bet all my money and lose it. Make it a TRUE Daily Double, please!”

by Anonymousreply 432March 29, 2024 5:25 PM

Yes, R431. Part of wagering is understanding what the other two are betting and where you stand if they get FJ wrong or right. If either gets it right, he can’t win. But he CAN win if they both get it wrong IF he bets nothing or just enough to leave him a dollar more than player two. It ain’t rocket science.

by Anonymousreply 433March 29, 2024 5:37 PM

I'd never heard of the "Forrest bounce" before, but from Ken's chat with Chuck, it seems he was the first one to bounce around the board from category to category.

by Anonymousreply 434March 29, 2024 5:52 PM

Sam REALLY gets on my nerves.

by Anonymousreply 435April 2, 2024 1:59 AM

R435, I liked his sweater.

by Anonymousreply 436April 2, 2024 2:26 AM

Yeah, I was hoping that one of the other two contestants would win. But once he got that second DD it was over. I know that some people might think it’s “endearing,” but I find that stupid “bring it” nonsense to be particularly annoying.

by Anonymousreply 437April 2, 2024 2:29 AM

I don't mind Sam.

by Anonymousreply 438April 2, 2024 2:59 AM

Go Sam!!

by Anonymousreply 439April 2, 2024 8:20 AM

No one Sam's age should be introduced as "bon vivant."

by Anonymousreply 440April 2, 2024 12:02 PM

Amy!!!!!!

What an incredible game!

Holy crap! It’s actually the first time I’ve seen the show in many days.

Fantastic!

by Anonymousreply 441April 3, 2024 12:29 AM

Thank God channel 10 decided to actually show an episode of Jeopardy tonight instead of trying to be a Great Value Weather Channel.

by Anonymousreply 442April 3, 2024 1:31 AM

Great game. Amy is starting to look and move like a middle school principal.

by Anonymousreply 443April 3, 2024 2:28 AM

R443, Amy’s hair looked ratty tonight.

by Anonymousreply 444April 3, 2024 2:34 AM

Handshakes only tonight, no hugs.

by Anonymousreply 445April 3, 2024 2:34 AM

Don't know why the guy wagered as he did. But I guess it wouldn't have mattered since Amy had the correct answer.

by Anonymousreply 446April 3, 2024 2:35 AM

Amy knows a lot of stuff.

by Anonymousreply 447April 3, 2024 2:40 AM

The winningest woman in Jeopardy! history continues consolidating her record-breaking tear, cotton ceiling be damned.

by Anonymousreply 448April 3, 2024 2:45 AM

Amy does the "charming female" thing during interview time, but during play the masculine competitiveness comes through to me.

by Anonymousreply 449April 3, 2024 5:35 AM

Go Amy!

Great game!!

Here in the first half, Jennifer was Amy's only real competition. Then in the second half, Dave surged with those Daily Doubles and posed a real threat to Amy while Jennifer wasn't any competition.

But Amy pulled it off, winning without any Daily Double help. Go Amy!

by Anonymousreply 450April 3, 2024 6:07 AM

Who knew FJ? I didn't.

by Anonymousreply 451April 3, 2024 11:45 AM

Lots of people have yelled FUCK YOU at Gwynnie.

by Anonymousreply 452April 3, 2024 3:04 PM

What are you talking about, R452?

by Anonymousreply 453April 3, 2024 7:23 PM

Please, God, don’t let the third contestant be Matt Jackson.

by Anonymousreply 454April 3, 2024 11:53 PM

So, Sam has a girlfriend?

by Anonymousreply 455April 4, 2024 12:53 AM

Awwww, really liked sweet nerdy Larissa, wanted to see her trounce Andrew which she almost seemed to be accomplishing until that tragic DD.

by Anonymousreply 456April 4, 2024 2:13 AM

Go Andrew!

An awesome game. I was pulling for Sam but it was obvious Andrew was going to win from the outset.

So it's Amy and Andrew in the finals, both alum of last year's Masters. If Sam wins tonight and gets in the finals, it will be a repeat of the Masters.

by Anonymousreply 457April 4, 2024 6:47 PM

Yesterday’s questions were all too difficult for me. I liked Jeopardy when the average person who doesn’t pour over books on geology, physics, ancient geography, chemistry, card games, flags of the world and eight syllable words have a chance at most questions.

by Anonymousreply 458April 4, 2024 7:34 PM

Yay!! Way to go Victoria!!

by Anonymousreply 459April 4, 2024 11:58 PM

Was rooting for the dude on the end.

I knew FJ, too.

by Anonymousreply 460April 5, 2024 12:53 AM

So glad to see Matt Jackson go down.

by Anonymousreply 461April 5, 2024 3:14 AM

Victoria is exactly the kind of contestant I can't stand!! She "acts" all her answers in that sing songy voice ("Who is Nelson?") and worse, can't shut up, always inserting little comments, like that stupid one about the Genoa soccer team - and actually calculating her DD wager out loud!! And worst of all, those ugly rhinestone cat glasses!

Fortunately, either Amy or Andrew He will crush her into oblivion and she will be forgotten....

by Anonymousreply 462April 5, 2024 2:05 PM

R453-Sorry, wrong thread.

by Anonymousreply 463April 5, 2024 2:56 PM

Lovely print dresses on the ladies this evening.

by Anonymousreply 464April 5, 2024 11:14 PM

I knew our girl would find a way to dig herself out of a hard spot and notch the win. So excited for her; I can’t wait to see her win the whole kit and kaboodle!

by Anonymousreply 465April 6, 2024 12:50 AM

She snatched that victory right out of Victoria's little piggy hands!!

by Anonymousreply 466April 6, 2024 1:12 AM

Will this be like the ToC where the first to win 3 games is declared the champ?

by Anonymousreply 467April 6, 2024 2:08 AM

Amazing game. I loved seeing Amy's determination as she mowed down all the low value questions, knowing that she needed to get them all to have enough to double and possibly beat Victoria. I was like nothing would stop her. I wasn't a fan when she first appeared, but she is one of my all time fav players now.

by Anonymousreply 468April 6, 2024 2:38 AM

Irrespective of all the gender stuff (winningest woman, etc), Amy will deservedly be in the hall of fame whenever Jeopardy! finally goes off the air.

by Anonymousreply 469April 6, 2024 3:18 AM

Along with Tom the bartender, R469.

by Anonymousreply 470April 6, 2024 7:26 AM

Have Amy and James Holzhauer ever played together?

by Anonymousreply 471April 6, 2024 7:28 AM

Two games, R467.

I don't get the hate for Victoria?

by Anonymousreply 472April 6, 2024 10:54 AM

I think the video is still floating around on the internet somewhere r471. Curiosity killed the cat though, proceed with caution and strong stomach.

by Anonymousreply 473April 6, 2024 11:17 AM

I’m in the hate Victoria corner. She’s a lispy pain in the ass. And to not get NSA??

by Anonymousreply 474April 6, 2024 12:48 PM

I find Victoria charming and delightful.

by Anonymousreply 475April 6, 2024 1:24 PM

Not me, R475?

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by Anonymousreply 476April 6, 2024 1:28 PM

Yay Amy, again! She was awesome.

by Anonymousreply 477April 6, 2024 7:00 PM

R477, She really only came alive toward the end. It was not one of her better games.

by Anonymousreply 478April 6, 2024 7:17 PM

Yeah, she squeaked out that win.

It was funny that she knew a lot of the sports category answers. 😛

by Anonymousreply 479April 6, 2024 10:19 PM

R479 She knew a lot about many, many categories.

by Anonymousreply 480April 6, 2024 11:57 PM

Go Amy! She managed a come from behind victory and she did it without finding any of the Daily Doubles.

I'm not familiar with Victoria. Don't watch The Chase and don't remember her original Jeopardy! run. Victoria seems nice enough and is knowledgeable enough. But I'm not rooting for her because I don't know her. I'm rooting for the two I know.

by Anonymousreply 481April 7, 2024 3:19 AM

NOBODY knew Easter Parade??????!!!!!!

They all deserve to go home.

by Anonymousreply 482April 8, 2024 11:02 PM

And Ann Miller has entered the chat ^^

by Anonymousreply 483April 9, 2024 12:26 AM

That was some awkward hug between Amy and Victoria.

by Anonymousreply 484April 9, 2024 12:53 AM

Andrew He has collapsed like a wet kleenex.

by Anonymousreply 485April 9, 2024 2:00 AM

Go Victoria! Impressive game! She comes across as so cool and confident.

Andrew seems flustered and tongue tied the few times he actually manages to buzz in first. Amy and Victoria must be really quick on the buzzer.

Don't understand why they're declaring a winner after just two wins. Such an odd choice. Standard for most tournaments like this is the winner is the first person to get three wins.

by Anonymousreply 486April 9, 2024 5:35 AM

Standard was usually a two day cumulative score. The three wins us a recent change.

by Anonymousreply 487April 9, 2024 5:49 AM

Is Andrew the stay-at-home dad single? Is there a spouse who works?

by Anonymousreply 488April 9, 2024 11:50 AM

A girl friend who works, r488.

by Anonymousreply 489April 9, 2024 12:17 PM

Victoria’s answer delivery and constant asides (“they sign my paychecks!” referring to Carnegie Mellon last night) is grating as fuck. I do not like her and I want Amy to crush her to smithereens tonight.

by Anonymousreply 490April 9, 2024 1:24 PM

I could have done without seeing Amy’s arm tattoo.

by Anonymousreply 491April 9, 2024 2:14 PM

I have been watching Jeopardy since the art Fleming days, and I cannot recall a contestant as obnoxious as Victoria. Contestants should be advised that they will have a few seconds to chat with Ken at the beginning, and then they should just answer the questions and SHUT THE FUCK UP otherwise - keep your cutesy comments to yourself!!!

I don't know what kind of "TV personality" Victoria is back in Pittsburgh, but I CAN'T STAND HER. Any needs to come out swinging today!!

by Anonymousreply 492April 9, 2024 5:09 PM

The TV personality is apparently because Victoria is on The Chase as a trivia expert like James Holzhauerand Brad Rudder.

by Anonymousreply 493April 9, 2024 5:13 PM

R491

by Anonymousreply 494April 9, 2024 5:15 PM

I understood it as the (unmarried) mother being his partner, not wife.

by Anonymousreply 495April 9, 2024 5:17 PM

Amy did NOT look like she wanted to be hugged by Victoria.

by Anonymousreply 496April 9, 2024 5:24 PM

R492, Mattea Roach was far more annoying with her cutesy asides than Victoria Groce.

by Anonymousreply 497April 9, 2024 5:26 PM

What is The Chase

by Anonymousreply 498April 9, 2024 5:28 PM

Maybe it’s because I desperately want Amy to win but I. Cannot. Stand. Victoria.

She annoys me for some reason.

I do hope Amy wins tonight.

by Anonymousreply 499April 9, 2024 5:43 PM

The Chase is a nighttime quiz show where a trio of amateurs is pitted against one Jeopardy pro. Hosted by the eternally cutesy Sarah Haines. Not sure if new episodes are forthcoming though.

by Anonymousreply 500April 9, 2024 6:57 PM

I, for one, find Victoria perfectly harmless and wouldn't mind her winning this thing. Nice to get some new blood in there.

And even if she loses, she's an incredibly strong player who will be invited back for various tournaments......so just get used to her!

by Anonymousreply 501April 9, 2024 9:17 PM

Andrew is sinking.

by Anonymousreply 502April 9, 2024 9:25 PM

I kind of want Andrew to win tonight so the tournament keeps going. But ultimately I want Amy to win the first JIT.

Victoria is that over-eager chunky girl we all went to high school with. Always trying too hard in a very cringey way and failing. Smart, but annoying.

by Anonymousreply 503April 9, 2024 9:32 PM

Victoria would have been on the backstage crew (probably doing make-up) and planned the cast party.

by Anonymousreply 504April 9, 2024 10:30 PM

Regular play returns tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 505April 9, 2024 11:59 PM

Amy got to respond “Dick’s”.

by Anonymousreply 506April 10, 2024 12:44 AM

This show sure does seem to bring contestants together as friends. You don’t hear of “Wheel” contestants vacationing together.

by Anonymousreply 507April 10, 2024 1:14 AM

You could not have asked for more genuine gratitude and humility in Victoria's win, bringing Amy and Andrew into an emotional group hug. I'm glad she won, she deserved it, a very knowledgeable and unwavering contestant.

by Anonymousreply 508April 10, 2024 1:48 AM

Does anybody remember tomorrow's returning champ?

by Anonymousreply 509April 10, 2024 1:48 AM

I like Victoria and I’m glad that she won. I’m ready for some new people to shine.

by Anonymousreply 510April 10, 2024 1:53 AM

Amy seemed to play beneath her usual level. Tired and slow. Victoria was very quick and had knowledge in a lot of categories. I also found her chattiness mildly annoying.

by Anonymousreply 511April 10, 2024 2:25 AM

Apparently Victoria is an avid poster on DL now.

by Anonymousreply 512April 10, 2024 12:31 PM

Then someone should tell her that wearing those black belts cinched high above her waist do her no favors!!!

by Anonymousreply 513April 10, 2024 5:27 PM

Congratulations Victoria! She played a good game. Quite knowledgeable. I was impressed.

When did she originally play? Sounds like it was 20 years ago.

The chattiness doesn't bother me. Just adds to the player's personality, makes the game more friendly. And we'll be seeing Victoria again in a month's time when Masters starts.

I knew that Final was the water that connected the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, but had no idea what the name of that sea was.

by Anonymousreply 514April 10, 2024 5:32 PM

[QUOTE] The chattiness doesn't bother me.

It would bother you if the person chatting it up was way out in the lead towards the end of the game and gobbling up precious time with her idiotic commentary on the questions.

Mattea Roach used to do that shit too and it’s fucking annoying as hell. I call these kind of people conversational hijackers.

by Anonymousreply 515April 10, 2024 7:07 PM

R515, Please see R497.

by Anonymousreply 516April 10, 2024 9:28 PM

We have a candidate for dumbest Jeopardy champion ever. Ugh. I enjoyed getting more clues correct than in the tournaments, but the competition was shit.

by Anonymousreply 517April 10, 2024 11:41 PM

Fort Sumter?? Where the Civil War started in 1861??

by Anonymousreply 518April 10, 2024 11:53 PM

That was the dumbest bunch of contestants I’ve seen in a while. Maybe because it’s been tournament play for like six months, but still, tonight’s three were real stinkers.

by Anonymousreply 519April 10, 2024 11:59 PM

I loved the outcome.

by Anonymousreply 520April 11, 2024 12:00 AM

Go Granny go!

by Anonymousreply 521April 11, 2024 12:33 AM

Well, are you all happy to be back to "regular" contestants now?

I could not believe that Granny didn't remember Lou Grant was in the newspaper business.

by Anonymousreply 522April 11, 2024 3:06 AM

That was almost like an SNL skit, where the dumbest player ends up the winner. Who remembers Lucas from his earlier stint? I don't. Was he a good player?

by Anonymousreply 523April 11, 2024 4:11 AM

OrT522 that she thought Lou Grant transitioned from working in television to… working in television? Or that she thought FJ, which was asking for a movie title, was in fact asking for a dog breed?

Tuesday’s result was an abhorrent victory for TERFs the world over. Tonight’s result was a victory for the dummy community and their allies.

by Anonymousreply 524April 11, 2024 4:14 AM

R524, what are you on about? Victoria winning was an abhorrent victory? Is she a "TERF" or are you just a misogynistic idiot?

by Anonymousreply 525April 11, 2024 5:24 AM

Um. I was wrong. I want to go back to the pros.

These three were truly horrible. I would have easily won tonight's game and I am not that smart.

by Anonymousreply 526April 11, 2024 6:14 AM

Yikes! I'd forgotten how bad some of the contestants in regular play can be. Guess we got spoiled in recent weeks with so many past champs playing again.

Did outgoing champ Lucas come off as gay to anyone else?

by Anonymousreply 527April 11, 2024 5:03 PM

The questions are now markedly easier.

by Anonymousreply 528April 11, 2024 5:08 PM

I was taken with the "correction" taking away credit for answering "klu klux klan" rather than "ku klux klan"... it seems the monitoring of pronunciation isn't always consistent. So many answers are mispronounced, but accepted. I guess adding the barely audible "l" in the answer made it wrong... that is, mispronouncing a syllable or word is ok, but adding a phoneme isn't.

by Anonymousreply 529April 11, 2024 5:15 PM

I grew up in the South. It's consistently pronounced Klu Klux Klan there. May be spelled Ku, but its always pronounced Klu.

I was taken aback when Ken clawed those points back for that.

by Anonymousreply 530April 11, 2024 5:39 PM

“Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to tonight’s game. I award you no prize money, and may God have mercy on your soul.”

by Anonymousreply 531April 11, 2024 6:25 PM

Good god!! Lee is fucking brain dead.

by Anonymousreply 532April 11, 2024 8:57 PM

The subtitles said “Klu Klux Klan,” and I said, “Oh no, the subtitle is wrong.” I didn’t hear him say “Klu” but the subtitle company did.

I would’ve answered “KKK.”

by Anonymousreply 533April 11, 2024 10:46 PM

Waiting for FJ, but boy is she doubling down on her remarkable lack of knowledge and listening comprehension tonight. Imagine going home and telling your friends you lost to her?

by Anonymousreply 534April 11, 2024 11:57 PM

I can’t locate the “EMULSIFY” button on my blender.

by Anonymousreply 535April 11, 2024 11:59 PM

I couldn't wait for the regular games to start again, especially with the endless Wildcard and Second Chance games that preceded the Tournament games.

But now that we're back to "normal," I've forgotten how stupid some of those contestants can be.

I mean holy crap, how does someone like Lee get on the show?

Are the ones who were rejected even more of an embarrassment than she was?

And to top it off, these questions for the past two days seem easier than the ones that were in the tournament games.

by Anonymousreply 536April 12, 2024 1:13 AM

I liked tonight’s winner a lot. Pretty good base of knowledge and tons of humility / delight to have been a successful underdog. I’m rooting for at least one more win.

by Anonymousreply 537April 12, 2024 2:05 AM

Lee wasn't just bad, she was monumentally bad. So bad she was entertaining.

by Anonymousreply 538April 12, 2024 2:28 AM

I lost to Lee and all I got is this lowsie t-shrit

by Anonymousreply 539April 12, 2024 3:17 AM

I suspect that some people do pretty well in the tryouts, but just fall apart at showtime for any of a number of reasons. At least Lee has her little library in her front yard.

by Anonymousreply 540April 12, 2024 3:18 AM

Much better game tonight.

Alison was an impressive player. Very knowledgeable. Brian was also rather good. Did a nice job in the second half after being so far behind.

Lee can return home to her Little Free Library and bask in the glory of being a one-day Jeopardy! champ.

by Anonymousreply 541April 12, 2024 9:08 AM

Proust? What a silly thing to even think!

by Anonymousreply 542April 12, 2024 11:39 PM

The two challengers today were such a waste of space. She probably still would have smoked them but there were so many clues that she didn't even attempt to answer so it's not even like she shut them out they were just so damn stupid..

by Anonymousreply 543April 13, 2024 1:00 AM

Yes, R542. Proust. Not only did he write gritty sci-fi doomsday tomes, but he also dabbled in hard core gay rape epistles. 🙄🙄

by Anonymousreply 544April 13, 2024 2:51 AM

There were more than just one or two that I thought were easy that they couldn't get.

by Anonymousreply 545April 13, 2024 12:24 PM

FJ seemed obvious to me.

by Anonymousreply 546April 13, 2024 1:13 PM

So many they should've known, Mary Pickford for one.

by Anonymousreply 547April 15, 2024 11:59 PM

Alison is doing well. She doesn't annoy me and is pleasant to look at.

by Anonymousreply 548April 16, 2024 12:01 AM

Mary Pickford was once the most famous and most recognizable and most beloved woman in the world. For a few decades.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

by Anonymousreply 549April 16, 2024 12:07 AM

Poor handsome Adam was maybe just too cautious.

by Anonymousreply 550April 16, 2024 12:07 AM

Mary Pickford was the “most recognizable” woman in the world 100 years ago. I get it if they’d all missed Amelia Earhart or Queen Victoria, but come on.

by Anonymousreply 551April 16, 2024 12:09 AM

The end guy was cute. The little guy was creepy and also clearly as stupid as he was funny looking. I want to hate this blonde girl because she says so many dumb things but they always amuse me and she's just too damn cute. I really liked all of her answers for the band category she just kept going forward even though she didn't have a clue. Again it seemed like she didn't really know everything or even answer that much she just made a lot of smart wagers. She's clearly just been up against some really awful contestants..

by Anonymousreply 552April 16, 2024 1:02 AM

I like Alison, except her vocal fry. So many Millenial and younger woman push their voices to do this intonation that bugs the hell out of me.

And there is no excuse for missing Mary Pickford, America's Sweetheart.

by Anonymousreply 553April 16, 2024 2:20 AM

I totally understand someone under 50 not recognizing Pickford. Her films have not endured.

by Anonymousreply 554April 16, 2024 2:40 AM

Most living 80+ year olds couldn’t pick Mary Pickford out of a lineup. I guessed Lillian Gish and I’m not a spring chicken by a long shot.

by Anonymousreply 555April 16, 2024 3:19 AM

My original comment about Pickford was not meant to blame the contestants for not recognizing her but as an observation on the fleeting nature of fame. In the first few decades of the 20th century, no one was more famous or popular than she was.

Taylor Swift, beware.

by Anonymousreply 556April 16, 2024 3:37 AM

[quote]Again it seemed like she didn't really know everything or even answer that much she just made a lot of smart wagers.

That's a very weird comment, as it's impossible to earn that much money in a Jeopardy! game without knowing a lot and giving a great many correct answers. No, she didn't "know everything," but she knew a lot.

by Anonymousreply 557April 16, 2024 4:35 AM

[quote]My original comment about Pickford was not meant to blame the contestants for not recognizing her but as an observation on the fleeting nature of fame. In the first few decades of the 20th century, no one was more famous or popular than she was.

The main reason Pickford is not known today is that she made silent films, which of course have not generally retained any significant popularity. If the clue had been a photo of Fay Wray in KING KONG or W.C. Fields in DAVID COPPERFIELD or Shirley Temple or Judy Garland in any of their movies, I'm sure one of the contestants would have had the correct response.

by Anonymousreply 558April 16, 2024 4:38 AM

Foghorn Leghorn?

by Anonymousreply 559April 16, 2024 5:58 AM

I did very well in today's game, but I missed Mary Pickford. I thought it was Clara Bow.

But honestly, all those silent film stars look exactly the same to me. Yes, I am well under 50.

by Anonymousreply 560April 16, 2024 7:46 AM

I wasn’t even looking at the TV when the Mary Pickford clue was read. But as soon as Ken said, “America’s Sweetheart” I said, Mary Pickford.

by Anonymousreply 561April 16, 2024 11:35 AM

IYKYK

by Anonymousreply 562April 16, 2024 12:11 PM

By the way, that was a very unusual moment when Ken initially ruled the "Venice" response correct and then said, "No, I'm sorry, that's NOT correct." Unlike him to slip up like that. Is this the first time something like that has ever happened on JEOPARDY! and they have left it in rather than editing it out?

by Anonymousreply 563April 16, 2024 12:33 PM

IMTKYKS

by Anonymousreply 564April 16, 2024 12:33 PM

R563, Especially since he has the correct responses right in front of him.

by Anonymousreply 565April 16, 2024 12:35 PM

Yes, R565, I wonder what happened there. And I do wonder why they didn't edit it out and do that one clue and answer over again. Would have been fairly easy to do so, I think.

by Anonymousreply 566April 16, 2024 12:37 PM
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