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Jeopardy! #43

Continue your discussion of each day's game here.

by Anonymousreply 209July 20, 2024 8:40 PM

Link to previous thread.

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by Anonymousreply 1June 28, 2024 9:54 PM

In answer to a question asked at the end of the last thread, no spelling doesn’t count in final.

Correct spelling is not necessary.

by Anonymousreply 2June 29, 2024 7:27 AM

“Jeopardy! is not a spelling test — unless, of course, the category requires it,” it states on the show's website. “Written responses to the Final Jeopardy! clue do not have to be spelled correctly, but they must be phonetically correct and not add or subtract any extraneous sounds or syllables.”

by Anonymousreply 3June 29, 2024 10:52 AM

Why didn't they show Drew's girlfriend in the studio audience? They showed his frat bros.

by Anonymousreply 4June 29, 2024 11:04 AM

The show seems uneven as to when they show audience members.

by Anonymousreply 5June 29, 2024 11:33 AM

Drew never said she was in the audience.

by Anonymousreply 6June 29, 2024 12:49 PM

Would've preferred gay Andrew to Cat, but I'm fine with Drew's exit. Rather a lame night, no? Sad that Drew couldn't manage the obvious Final clue. Others I knew they didn't: San Francisco, Madison County, Joan Crawford, and Louisiana.

My local station ran Thursday night's show again (has happened before), so watched Friday's on Sat morning via You Tube.

by Anonymousreply 7June 29, 2024 3:12 PM

Drew qualified for the TOC, but did not make near the cash haul of Adriana's $344K.

by Anonymousreply 8June 29, 2024 3:32 PM

Drew should have his TOC ticket taken away for that shit show. It was fucking embarrassing from all three twelve year olds. Wicked Witch of the West????

by Anonymousreply 9June 29, 2024 5:03 PM

I find it hard to believe Drew has a girlfriend. He’s so homely and dorky.

by Anonymousreply 10June 29, 2024 6:30 PM

I’ll give you dorky, R10, but Drew is not homely.

by Anonymousreply 11June 29, 2024 7:27 PM

Dorky Drew was so proud of actually having a "girlfriend," (likely the first time that had ever happened), he moved to Philadelphia to be with her.

by Anonymousreply 12June 29, 2024 8:06 PM

Shirtless Drew . . .

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by Anonymousreply 13June 29, 2024 8:38 PM

I didn't need to see that!!!

by Anonymousreply 14June 29, 2024 10:14 PM

That was a truly horrible game for all three. So many easy questions they all missed.

by Anonymousreply 15June 30, 2024 12:18 AM

Drew has the biggest Adam's Apple I've ever seen.

by Anonymousreply 16June 30, 2024 2:51 AM

Seriously Jeopardy. There’s gotta be better contestants out there than this velour-wearing Velma. Fucking moron.

by Anonymousreply 17July 1, 2024 9:11 PM

Oh, Gaaahd, l guessed Muthuh Goose!🪿

by Anonymousreply 18July 1, 2024 10:27 PM

Zoe!!!

by Anonymousreply 19July 1, 2024 11:04 PM

The judges are so inconsistent in whether or not they rule mispronounced answers as correct. That guy Matt clearly said "larnyx" instead of "larynx," and his answer was ruled correct.

by Anonymousreply 20July 1, 2024 11:15 PM

I was shocked at what I clearly heard as "larnyx" also! Final was easy, as were Yukon Territory and Yeoman of the Guard.

I'm pleased with the result as 30 minutes with Zoe was more than I could stans!

by Anonymousreply 21July 2, 2024 12:00 AM

Zoe definitely seems to be "on the spectrum," and as far I can recall, she was one of the most bizarre contestants ever in the way she zig-zagged wildly back and forth between correct responses and really stupid, wrong ones.

by Anonymousreply 22July 2, 2024 12:07 AM

BOTULISM !

by Anonymousreply 23July 2, 2024 12:11 AM

Zoe kept distracting me. I kept wondering what her pronouns were.

by Anonymousreply 24July 2, 2024 12:12 AM

R24, she must have felt really bad about that response, because she practically murmured the correct response before giving her final answer.

by Anonymousreply 25July 2, 2024 12:13 AM

BIG MAC!

by Anonymousreply 26July 2, 2024 12:16 AM

How old was that bizarre child?

FJ was easy, I guess, although I just said the Brothers Grimm, not the fairy tail part.

by Anonymousreply 27July 2, 2024 12:30 AM

There was a part of me that wanted Zoe to win so that I could see the pressure take its toll on her. See her triggered right into the Alex Trebek wing of Institute of Living.

by Anonymousreply 28July 2, 2024 12:32 AM

Yeah, I was curious how much of the final response was required beyond Brothers Grimm/Grimm Brothers....

by Anonymousreply 29July 2, 2024 1:14 AM

I like the winner. Suspect he's a gay (or did I miss something in his mini interview?

by Anonymousreply 30July 2, 2024 1:15 AM

[quote]Yeah, I was curious how much of the final response was required beyond Brothers Grimm/Grimm Brothers....

"Brothers Grimm" or "Grimm Brothers" was not the name of the anthology, and that was the response required.

by Anonymousreply 31July 2, 2024 1:21 AM

But would Tales of the Brothers Grimm be acceptable? Or Grimms' Fairy Tales? Or....?

by Anonymousreply 32July 2, 2024 1:40 AM

In German, it’s Kinder- und Hausmarchen, which translates as Children’s and Household Tales—the word “fairy” is not in the title. But most translations call it “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” or some variation, so as long as someone gave an answer that they knew it was a volume of tales collected (not invented) by the Grimm Brothers, I assume the judges would have accepted it.

by Anonymousreply 33July 2, 2024 1:56 AM

So was that the season finale? My tv guide says repeats the rest of the week.

by Anonymousreply 34July 2, 2024 2:38 AM

I was hoping Zoe would pull through and win just to see her have a meltdown in the next episode.

Grimm’s Fairy Tales seemed so very obvious, I’m surprised Kat didn’t know it.

by Anonymousreply 35July 2, 2024 7:28 AM

My TV guide indicates a new episode.

by Anonymousreply 36July 2, 2024 11:03 AM

R36, So does mine, and new shoes for the entire week.

by Anonymousreply 37July 2, 2024 11:37 AM

^shows, LOL.

by Anonymousreply 38July 2, 2024 11:38 AM

What sucks is that since 3/4 of the season was tournaments, that’s like what we’ll get for most of the summer.

by Anonymousreply 39July 2, 2024 5:48 PM

Seriously. I tuned out for most of the tournaments. Why so many? It sucked.

by Anonymousreply 40July 2, 2024 6:20 PM

I can only think the producers think audiences are more eager to tune in and watch contestants they already know.

by Anonymousreply 41July 2, 2024 6:24 PM

We were all sick of it. Especially the second chance ones. I don't want to watch a bunch of losers again.

by Anonymousreply 42July 2, 2024 6:26 PM

Honestly, why do some of you so dislike tournament games as opposed to regular game? Especially for rerun purposes?

by Anonymousreply 43July 2, 2024 6:38 PM

It's like watching a repeat and filled with contestants everyone hated.

by Anonymousreply 44July 2, 2024 6:42 PM

R40: The tournaments were the way the producers chose to deal with the strike early in the season.

by Anonymousreply 45July 2, 2024 6:58 PM

so all those returning contestants were scabs?

by Anonymousreply 46July 2, 2024 7:00 PM

[quote]Honestly, why do some of you so dislike tournament games as opposed to regular game?

Top three reasons…

1. Mattea Roach

2. Amy Schneider

3. Matt Amodio

by Anonymousreply 47July 2, 2024 7:59 PM

I love my Matty.

by Anonymousreply 48July 2, 2024 8:04 PM

The guy who wore the dresses bugged me.

by Anonymousreply 49July 2, 2024 8:06 PM

Well, R47, I'll certainly agree that I had more than enough of Amy Schneider during that person's original run.

by Anonymousreply 50July 2, 2024 8:12 PM

I liked the hot guy from Jersey I think. Maybe Chris? He was a huge winner and was a more likeable AI GUI. He would never explain his customer service job. He was hot as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 51July 2, 2024 8:36 PM

Finally watched last night's episode.

When I saw that there were 35 comments on this thread since the l time I was here, I presumed they were mostly about helium-voiced Zoe.

I was wrong - but still. What a weirdo!

Close your eyes when she speaks and it sounds like the voice of a mouse in an old Disney cartoon.

by Anonymousreply 52July 2, 2024 8:47 PM

I really enjoy the tournament format on Jeopardy. I’m just beyond tired of them turning big winners into celebrities and shoving them into tournaments. Just stop Jeopardy!

No more Amy and her cohorts.

by Anonymousreply 53July 2, 2024 9:58 PM

I never watch Jeopardy! repeats.

Why bother if you’re a nightly viewer?

It’s like watching a mystery movie when you already know the ending.

by Anonymousreply 54July 2, 2024 10:04 PM

I never bothered with “Chicago”. I guessed Betty Boop.

by Anonymousreply 55July 2, 2024 10:12 PM

[quote]Close your eyes when she speaks and it sounds like the voice of a mouse in an old Disney cartoon.

Absolutely, but also, didn't you think Zoe's seemed like she's "on the spectrum?" Her speech patterns reminded me a lot of Dustin Hoffman's character in RAIN MAN. Definitely, definitely!

by Anonymousreply 56July 2, 2024 10:14 PM

R56, She appeared to be very nervous throughout the entire show.

by Anonymousreply 57July 2, 2024 10:33 PM

Muscular Dystrophy???

by Anonymousreply 58July 2, 2024 11:48 PM

oh god what a boring game.

by Anonymousreply 59July 2, 2024 11:50 PM

FJ was so easy.

RIP - One day wonder Matt.

by Anonymousreply 60July 3, 2024 12:11 AM

Oh, Matt.

Bodies buried at the Chrysler Building?

Jesus H. Chrysler.

by Anonymousreply 61July 3, 2024 12:25 AM

I didn’t know Roxie’s last name.

😬😬

What a complete loser yesterday’s winner was.

by Anonymousreply 62July 3, 2024 12:29 AM

I got Final easily enough. My DL homes ought to have gotten Doris Day day, too, I hope!

by Anonymousreply 63July 3, 2024 11:58 PM

Doris Day Day!!!!! So easy.

I kept screaming at the TV to no avail.

by Anonymousreply 64July 4, 2024 12:32 AM

Ah "Lake Day" - the star of Pillow Talk.

by Anonymousreply 65July 4, 2024 12:34 AM

Isaac is quite likable and smart.

by Anonymousreply 66July 4, 2024 12:38 AM

Yeah I like the new champ. He's nerd hot.

by Anonymousreply 67July 4, 2024 12:57 AM

Doris Day Day was so easy!

Overall, a good game. I like the dorky new champ.

However I had no idea about Final.

by Anonymousreply 68July 4, 2024 8:35 AM

Some on here were defending Drew not knowing Bob Hope, yet Isaac should have known Doris Day starred in “Pillow Talk”?

by Anonymousreply 69July 4, 2024 11:35 AM

Pillow Talk is far more well-remembered than any film Bob Hope ever made and it's only one of several well-remembered films of Doris Day.

by Anonymousreply 70July 4, 2024 1:53 PM

I got Mary Stuart, bitches.

by Anonymousreply 71July 4, 2024 2:06 PM

R70, Bob Hope is much better known for his decades of work in television, entertaining the troops around the world and hosting the Academy Awards 19 times than for his movies, as popular as they were.

“Pillow Talk” was the only Doris Day movie cited in the clue, none of her others.

by Anonymousreply 72July 4, 2024 2:08 PM

I got the Doris Day part but couldn't finish with the extra day.

by Anonymousreply 73July 4, 2024 2:36 PM

Yes, dear r72, but the clue referred to one of her movies and even named it, hence my post.

by Anonymousreply 74July 4, 2024 2:59 PM

I wish the contestants would go back to the tradition of going from the top to bottom. I hate the searching for the daily doubles.

by Anonymousreply 75July 4, 2024 3:00 PM

And I'm actually constantly amazed by contestants who don't ever seem to be searching for the DDS.

by Anonymousreply 76July 4, 2024 5:19 PM

[quote]I hate the searching for the daily doubles.

[quote]And I'm actually constantly amazed by contestants who don't ever seem to be searching for the DDS.

Can someone please explain to me as if I were an idiot: What exactly constitutes "searching for the Daily Doubles" as compared to not doing so? Since the players have no idea where the DDs are, how does it help them to skipping around the board rather than proceeding through one category at a time? The only exception I can think of is that, as far as I know, there can never be more than one DD in any one category., so if one has already been found in a particular category, a contestant search for the other one would of course want to go to another category than finish off the first one.

Is there something about this that I'm misunderstanding?

by Anonymousreply 77July 4, 2024 7:18 PM

Yes, R77. 🙄

There aren’t DDs on the top line. Never. There isn’t more than one DD in any category. Also, lately, in the DJ round the DDs have tended to be under $800, $1,200 or $2,000.

by Anonymousreply 78July 4, 2024 7:26 PM

[quote]Also, lately, in the DJ round the DDs have tended to be under $800, $1,200 or $2,000.

"Tended" is one thing, but of course, there's no sort of rule to that effect. So the only way one can "search for Daily Doubles" is to avoid the top line and to switch out of a category if a contestant has already found a DD in it. Correct?

Anyway, why do you suppose it is that the DDs are apparently never in the top line?

by Anonymousreply 79July 4, 2024 7:40 PM

They were never in the top line so that they wouldn't be found right away when no one had any money and they would make no difference to outcome. Defeating their purpose. Until the last couple of years it seemed it was the norm to start at the top of the category and work you way down. Now the contestants jump all over. It seems to totally ruin the flow of the show. That's just me I guess.

by Anonymousreply 80July 4, 2024 8:09 PM

Everyone put their novelty goofy teeth in this evening.

by Anonymousreply 81July 4, 2024 11:08 PM

[quote]They were never in the top line so that they wouldn't be found right away when no one had any money and they would make no difference to outcome.

When you factor in all of the things that can happen with a Daily Double depending on when they're found, how players run through the board, etc., that makes very little sense to me.

by Anonymousreply 82July 4, 2024 11:34 PM

It makes no sense to you that Daily Double would be of so much less importance if it was found at the top when everyone had 0 to 800 dollars? As opposed to it being a close match or someone betting it all to get back into the game? Jesus fuck. Stick with Wheel of Fortune.

by Anonymousreply 83July 5, 2024 12:04 AM

The DD issue is really only confounding when there are, say about 6 possibilities left, and a contestant doesn't search for it. In other words, goes for a category where a DD has already been uncovered or goes for a top line category. Those both happen more than you'd think.

by Anonymousreply 84July 5, 2024 2:14 AM

[quote]It makes no sense to you that Daily Double would be of so much less importance if it was found at the top when everyone had 0 to 800 dollars?

I understand that part of it, but if you're going to follow that logic to its extreme, then the Daily Doubles would only be hidden behind the highest dollar amounts of each category. In which case the contestants in search of the DDs when they wanted to find them would always choose the clues behind the highest amounts whenever they wanted to find the DDs.

And all of that is assuming that contestants are going to run through the categories from the lowest dollar amount to the highest, which is no longer true even if that used to e the case.

by Anonymousreply 85July 5, 2024 2:43 AM

Isaac has been on two previous game shows.

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by Anonymousreply 86July 5, 2024 7:55 AM

He sort of looks like that actor on The Equalizer.

Adam something.

by Anonymousreply 87July 5, 2024 5:39 PM

I think Isaac would look better without the mustache.

by Anonymousreply 88July 5, 2024 5:41 PM

.....and some better wardrobe.

by Anonymousreply 89July 5, 2024 8:05 PM

Drew revealed that one of his reactions to winning had to be redone.

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by Anonymousreply 90July 5, 2024 8:06 PM

I guessed Portuguese as well, thinking of the roots of Papiamento.

I know my homies were shouting Bewitched! and Bonanza! along with me.

by Anonymousreply 91July 6, 2024 12:01 AM

At first I liked the Borg Queen until she confessed to being a vegetarian.

I was ambivalent about Kim Il Jeopardy.

So I stuck with rooting for Isaac.

by Anonymousreply 92July 6, 2024 1:09 AM

What was FJ?

My stupid local station cut away for some damn weather watch 😡

by Anonymousreply 93July 6, 2024 1:35 AM

Isaac needs some new shirts.

by Anonymousreply 94July 6, 2024 2:05 AM

.....or better yet, a complete makeover.

by Anonymousreply 95July 6, 2024 2:18 AM

Isaac makes me moist - down there.

by Anonymousreply 96July 6, 2024 4:19 AM

R93, Aruba has 4 national languages. Paiamento is one; what are the other three? (Paraphrasing, of course.) I knew one was Dutch, figured English had to be one of them, and guessed Spanish for the fourth.

by Anonymousreply 97July 6, 2024 6:23 AM

Cool, thanks, R97.

Wouldn’t have gotten it. 😬

by Anonymousreply 98July 6, 2024 7:03 AM

Easiest FJ, maybe ever. Madama Butterfly.

by Anonymousreply 99July 9, 2024 2:30 AM

R93. I spent many Nights there

by Anonymousreply 100July 9, 2024 3:22 AM

Yes, incredibly obvious Final.

Issac is definitely one of the dorkiest champs we've had on in a long time. But he's a very knowledgeable dork. He sure has a lot to rub in his dad's face now.

by Anonymousreply 101July 9, 2024 4:18 AM

R101 Definitely dorky. I do find him pretty likable, and with a good sense of humor it seems.

by Anonymousreply 102July 9, 2024 5:00 AM

I like dorky Isaac more than dorky Drew.

by Anonymousreply 103July 9, 2024 6:46 AM

I like Isaac's sense of humor, too. Was put off by the gay Indian guy from Edison writing his name in Hindi, which seemed pretenscious. Final so easy I thought maybe, just maybe, they were looking for M Butterfly instead?

by Anonymousreply 104July 9, 2024 11:21 AM

M. Butterfly is a 1988 stage play by David Henry Hwang, not an opera.

by Anonymousreply 105July 9, 2024 11:37 AM

That's what I thought but wasn't sure as the Final music ticked down towards an answer.

by Anonymousreply 106July 9, 2024 11:57 AM

I guessed Ali Baba for final, although I got some they all missed. Happy that mega-nerd Isaac will be in T of C.

by Anonymousreply 107July 10, 2024 12:09 AM

I thought FJ was easy, if only because I thought of those Sinbad movies (like the 7th Voyage of Sinbad.)

I like that Dorky Isaac [bold]and[/bold] Dorky Drew will be in the ToC since I like them both.

I wouldn't mind Isaac hanging around a little longer since he's a pleasant enough guy.

I was amused that Karan, yesterday's Indian contestant, wrote his name in Hindi - if only because more than a few contestants in the past have used Chinese characters when writing their names.

But as to Stephanie, yesterday's other contestant - I got a kick out of her rolling her eyes each time she guessed a response incorrectly. (That would be the kind of thing my sister would do.)

by Anonymousreply 108July 10, 2024 12:55 AM

Also guessed Aladdin and thought of Ali Baba as back-up.

Good game tonight. Nice to see some decent competition for a change.

Was it tonight or last night that someone thought Samuel Beckett had joined the French Foreign Legion?

by Anonymousreply 109July 10, 2024 2:54 AM

Great game. Good to see Issac have some real competition.

I knew the book being referenced in Final was 1001 Nights, but I guessed Ali Baba.

by Anonymousreply 110July 10, 2024 9:25 AM

I guessed Aladdin, but I knew it wasn't right.

For the life of me, I just couldn't remember Sinbad, even though it was on the tip of my tongue.

by Anonymousreply 111July 10, 2024 5:28 PM

I thought Sinbad was a black comedian from the ‘90s. I didn’t know the name was pseudonymous.

by Anonymousreply 112July 10, 2024 7:56 PM

7/10/24 Did Alex just refer to his husband or male partner in his story about meeting while both were in college bands? Together "10-ish" years.

by Anonymousreply 113July 10, 2024 11:13 PM

Yes! They overcame Big 10 rivalry to find love 💕.

by Anonymousreply 114July 10, 2024 11:16 PM

He did not know the Nile as the location of the Aswan dam. Bye bye.

by Anonymousreply 115July 10, 2024 11:21 PM

I came here to post that, R115. Final was easy.

by Anonymousreply 116July 10, 2024 11:59 PM

FJ was super easy.

by Anonymousreply 117July 11, 2024 12:37 AM

That obvious Nile miss was tragic.

by Anonymousreply 118July 11, 2024 1:30 PM

What happened in today’s game? The President was speaking and we didn’t get today’s show.

by Anonymousreply 119July 12, 2024 1:22 AM

Same question as R119.

by Anonymousreply 120July 12, 2024 1:25 AM

Tonight’s game.

Watch it soon before it’s deleted.

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by Anonymousreply 121July 12, 2024 1:35 AM

I watched it on YouTube.

by Anonymousreply 122July 12, 2024 2:22 AM

Just watched it on you tube. Final was obvious (as was Dixville Notch). Actively rooted for Liz to lose.

by Anonymousreply 123July 12, 2024 12:05 PM

I want the men in jackets and ties again. I also want those silly final jeopardy messages banned. Plus that bring it shit...ugh.

by Anonymousreply 124July 12, 2024 3:52 PM

The Vegas James craps table motion (betting it all) I can do without.

by Anonymousreply 125July 12, 2024 4:55 PM

YEAH.. that's the worst. I miss fully developed adults on Jeopardy!

by Anonymousreply 126July 12, 2024 5:26 PM

Do they do teen or college championships anymore?

by Anonymousreply 127July 12, 2024 5:44 PM

Final was obvious. I knew about Maria Tallchief, is that particularly gay of me?

by Anonymousreply 128July 12, 2024 11:59 PM

whoissheba?

God it's like the third contestant wasn't even there. One of the easiest FJ ever.

by Anonymousreply 129July 13, 2024 12:03 AM

Ashley, we hardly knew ye . . .

by Anonymousreply 130July 13, 2024 1:04 AM

Misty Copeland on an American coin?? She's good but not that good!

by Anonymousreply 131July 13, 2024 12:56 PM

I want Isaac inside me - quite deeply. He’s adorable.

by Anonymousreply 132July 13, 2024 1:12 PM

R132 I sense that Isaac, once the bedroom door closes, is a submissive bottom. Very submissive.

by Anonymousreply 133July 13, 2024 3:50 PM

R133, We need to see Isaac’s girlfriend who he said was in the audience.

by Anonymousreply 134July 13, 2024 5:06 PM

As previously posted, that mustache does nothing for Isaac.

He’s not bad looking, just needs to shave it off, get a nice haircut, some contacts and better clothes.

by Anonymousreply 135July 13, 2024 5:08 PM

Yeah. I hate smart glasses. The glasses probably aren't even prescription.

by Anonymousreply 136July 13, 2024 5:10 PM

Did you all miss the mention of his beloved girlfriend?

by Anonymousreply 137July 13, 2024 5:46 PM

R137, R134 didn’t.

by Anonymousreply 138July 13, 2024 5:51 PM

Yeah because no one ever dabbles with the same sex if they have a girlfriend.

by Anonymousreply 139July 13, 2024 6:02 PM

R128. A high school friend studied with Maria Tallchief, which is when I first heard of her. She was involved with the corps de ballet at the Chicago Lyric Opera, and my friend danced there while still in high school. Friend later went on to be a soloist with NYC Ballet.

by Anonymousreply 140July 13, 2024 6:54 PM

How nice for you you.

by Anonymousreply 141July 13, 2024 7:13 PM

Isaac would probably look like he's 17 if he ditched the glasses and mustache. Of course, some of you would just love that.

by Anonymousreply 142July 13, 2024 10:17 PM

Couldn't get Final, but I do know about Middlebury, VT and Fort Lee, NJ.

by Anonymousreply 143July 15, 2024 11:59 PM

Ethel Merman movies, Isaac?

Obviously, he meant Esther Williams.

Why didn’t Ken correct him?

by Anonymousreply 144July 15, 2024 11:59 PM

Yes! I got FJ.

Performative.

Good game from everyone.

by Anonymousreply 145July 16, 2024 12:28 AM

I went to Middlebury and somehow knew that there would be a question about it when I saw the category. It’s just sort of “off-the-radar” enough that some people have never heard of it.

My friend (who also went there) and I were both surprised by the current enrollment number which is much higher than it was when we went there.

by Anonymousreply 146July 16, 2024 1:04 AM

My great aunt was a Middlebury grad 100 years ago, Phi Beta Kappa at that.

by Anonymousreply 147July 16, 2024 1:07 AM

When will the tears stop?!

by Anonymousreply 148July 16, 2024 11:06 PM

He had a hot ass but he couldn't last forever.

by Anonymousreply 149July 16, 2024 11:47 PM

Until they got too big Middlebury was just about the prettiest school in the country. I would have loved to have been a student there in the late 40s to late 50s . It's still pretty but nothing like when I saw it from the way back seat of a station wagon in the 70s.

by Anonymousreply 150July 16, 2024 11:49 PM

r150, if you'd been a Middlebury student in the late 40s to late 50s, you'd be dead now. Watch what you wish for.

by Anonymousreply 151July 16, 2024 11:53 PM

I'd be OK with that.

by Anonymousreply 152July 16, 2024 11:54 PM

I got final as a guess. Did anyone else know Iolanthe?

by Anonymousreply 153July 16, 2024 11:59 PM

Isaac seems like a good boy. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if he and his special lady haven’t gone all the way and are saving it for marriage.

by Anonymousreply 154July 17, 2024 1:35 AM

I knew Iolanthe! I'm a G&S freak. Didn't know FJ.

by Anonymousreply 155July 17, 2024 2:39 AM

Timothy Leary was the only 60s psychiatrist I could think, but I didn’t realize he had been in jail.

Guess he turned on, tuned in and dropped out.

Was stunned Leary was correct.

I like Jay, Glad he won.

by Anonymousreply 156July 17, 2024 6:57 AM

What a bunch of dumb bastards tonight.

by Anonymousreply 157July 17, 2024 11:52 PM

Only thing I could come up with for Final was T S Eliot (yeah , I know ...)

However, they missed these which I got: Suez Canal, hymnology, Tombstone, Dien Bien Phu, Indus, and lurk.

Jay has definitely "gay voice".

by Anonymousreply 158July 18, 2024 12:00 AM

I guess if you don't know opera, you don't know opera but my god those were all very easy clues.

by Anonymousreply 159July 18, 2024 12:09 AM

What the fuck did I just watch?? 15 unanswered clues in the DJ round. Seven in a row!!!!

by Anonymousreply 160July 18, 2024 1:14 AM

I got the clue immediately just from 1980 National Book Award winner part.

by Anonymousreply 161July 18, 2024 1:15 AM

Worst episode ever!!

by Anonymousreply 162July 18, 2024 1:18 AM

I read a lot but didn't get FJ.

by Anonymousreply 163July 18, 2024 2:58 AM

“Jay has definitely "gay voice".“

Is that why he knew which state Provincetown was in?

by Anonymousreply 164July 18, 2024 4:18 AM

I got final Jeopardy and it was a miraculous feat of memory on my part. I haven't read Garp since the 90s

by Anonymousreply 165July 18, 2024 4:47 AM

What a bizarre episode! So many unanswered clues.

Only thing I could think of for Final was the Great Santini, but figured it was wrong

by Anonymousreply 166July 18, 2024 8:05 AM

Zach held my attention throughout the game.

by Anonymousreply 167July 18, 2024 9:38 AM

R167, Even after he responded “Hitchcock” in a category requiring the name of a French director?

by Anonymousreply 168July 18, 2024 10:01 AM

Zach is a fit fat frat boy.

by Anonymousreply 169July 18, 2024 11:27 AM

Zach and the church lady got off to good starts so I thought there'd be some competition for our champ, but it was not to be.

by Anonymousreply 170July 18, 2024 12:33 PM

R166, I guessed The Great Santini as well!

by Anonymousreply 171July 18, 2024 1:14 PM

FJ was very easy if you’re a John Irving fan. They even gave you the first two initials of his name!

by Anonymousreply 172July 18, 2024 1:25 PM

The only Irving book I've read was [italic]A Son of the Circus[/italic]. Never saw the Garp film.

by Anonymousreply 173July 18, 2024 1:33 PM

The 1982 film version of “The World According to Garp” is wonderful. A great adaptation of the novel. There are so many good performances.: John Lithgow, Glenn Close (both nominated), Robin Williams, Swoozie Kurtz, Amanda Plummer, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn (who has one of my favorite lines in the film - “You raped a dying man!”).

I bet this is the race that Glenn Close got the closest to winning out of all her nominations actually.

by Anonymousreply 174July 18, 2024 1:43 PM

R168: He can be forgiven with a little persuasion.

by Anonymousreply 175July 18, 2024 2:34 PM

Thursday, July 18, 2024:

If "T.S. Garp" didn't do it, tonight's FJ did. Jumping the proverbial shark. Well, it is Shark Week, so....

I believe this "answer" is the nadir of FJ "answers" AND CATEGORY, ever.

by Anonymousreply 176July 18, 2024 9:35 PM

Show Biz Marriages

Married since 1977, the year of this band’s 1st album, 2 members referenced another album with their 2023 “Remain In Love” tour

by Anonymousreply 177July 18, 2024 10:06 PM

R177, I deliberately did not spoil anything.

But whatever.

by Anonymousreply 178July 18, 2024 10:22 PM

R178, No answer, no spoilage.

by Anonymousreply 179July 18, 2024 10:46 PM

"Casbah!" I screamed at my TV set.

Though I wasn't around when the film ALGIERS famously paired Hedy Lamarr with Charles Boyer, there were Saturday morning cartoons that always parodied them with Boyer's Pepe Le Moko murmuring "Come wiz me to the Casbah" to Hedy.

by Anonymousreply 180July 18, 2024 11:54 PM

Easy as fuck questions. Except final. I guessed Blondie. The dude in the middle would have had a runaway victory if he stayed off his buzzer. He had a high total for someone who got so many wrong.

by Anonymousreply 181July 19, 2024 12:04 AM

Micah billed himself as a Mental Health Crisis Therapist, but to me he appeared more like one of his patients.

by Anonymousreply 182July 19, 2024 12:48 AM

Tonight's game stunk.

by Anonymousreply 183July 19, 2024 12:49 AM

Looks like we can pull the plug on the “Is Jay gay?” talk.

His two sons in the audience were hot.

by Anonymousreply 184July 19, 2024 12:50 AM

Doesn't mean he isn't gay. We can have children now, you know.

by Anonymousreply 185July 19, 2024 1:58 AM

I thought Micah was having a heart attack. Or maybe a panic attack. He was a good player but I’m amazed he made it all the way to Final.

Had no idea about Final. Talk about obscure!

by Anonymousreply 186July 19, 2024 7:49 AM

When I heard the FJ Final category was Show Biz Marriages I figured, oh, this is going to be easy, thinking on the lines of Lucy & Desi and Tony & Janet and Liz & whoever. Had I been playing I would have bet all my money, confident that I'd know the answer.

But rock musician marriages?? Ick. WTF cares?

by Anonymousreply 187July 19, 2024 1:47 PM

EXACTLY, R187!

This type of category and question, for lack of a better term, cheapens "Jeopardy!". I mean, I know there must be contemporary subjects as well as Ancient History, but this FJ was really not designed for intellectuals.

I'd like to have seen James and Crew try it.

by Anonymousreply 188July 19, 2024 2:30 PM

R188, Some lowly intern probably worked all weekend on that Final Jeopardy.

by Anonymousreply 189July 19, 2024 3:41 PM

Then there's the easy as pie history questions, like today's.

Can we have some consistency, Jeopardy writers?!

by Anonymousreply 190July 19, 2024 6:40 PM

FOR CHRIST'S SAKE! FANNY....nobody knew!!!!

by Anonymousreply 191July 19, 2024 11:55 PM

Okay ... final was a giveaway.

They didn't get the dormouse (French to sleep) pictured in a teapot! Henry VIII and Pope were huge pals: Enter Ann's Boleyn. I'm no film maven and I knew Bergmann. Forty ... quarantine ... one of them should have guessed right.

by Anonymousreply 192July 20, 2024 12:02 AM

Jay CANNOT be gay if he didn’t know Fanny Brice.

by Anonymousreply 193July 20, 2024 12:37 AM

And couldn't identify DL Fave Norma Shearer!!! And hubby Irving Thalberg.

by Anonymousreply 194July 20, 2024 12:44 AM

That was a remarkable comeback by Neilesh after a very shaky start.

by Anonymousreply 195July 20, 2024 12:44 AM

I wonder if any of the contestants would have been able to respond correctly if asked: "Who did Barbra Streisand portray in Funny Girl? Or if they simply didn't recognize Fanny Brice?

by Anonymousreply 196July 20, 2024 12:48 AM

Neilesh doesn't look very happy. I hope he finds happiness.

by Anonymousreply 197July 20, 2024 2:36 AM

I'm glad raj won I like a good comeback. He seems so down though. Like his mom beat him one too many times at the family customer service business.

by Anonymousreply 198July 20, 2024 2:38 AM

Seems he might be on the spectrum.

by Anonymousreply 199July 20, 2024 2:57 AM

Nelish definitely seemed to be on the spectrum. And determined to win.

He was down in the red in the first half then made an impressive comeback in the second

Once he figured out how to buzz in, he kept beating the other two, even though he kept answering wrong in the first half.

by Anonymousreply 200July 20, 2024 6:45 AM

Yeah Nelish played pretty miserably during the first half of the game and I never would have guessed he'd come around and win it.

But he does come across as rather grim and joyless; he's the anti-Jay.

by Anonymousreply 201July 20, 2024 9:54 AM

I thought he was suffering from stage fright.

by Anonymousreply 202July 20, 2024 11:27 AM

R196 "Baby Snooks" was a pretty big clue, and after none of them being able to identify Norma Shearer/Irving Thalberg on top of that debacle, all their Hollywood cards are hereby revoked.

by Anonymousreply 203July 20, 2024 3:38 PM

I thought Baby Snooks was Mary Tyler Moore.

by Anonymousreply 204July 20, 2024 7:00 PM

I'd never heard of Norma Shearer and her husband.

by Anonymousreply 205July 20, 2024 7:17 PM

What are you doing here, R205?

by Anonymousreply 206July 20, 2024 7:55 PM

I had trouble pulling their names together in time, but you've never heard of the Irving Thalberg Award or the movie The Women?

by Anonymousreply 207July 20, 2024 8:23 PM

I've never seen The Women, would never associate those names with the film. I suppose I've heard of Thalberg vaguely, but not really knowing anything about him. Their are gay guys who aren't film buffs!

by Anonymousreply 208July 20, 2024 8:29 PM

“Their are gay guys who aren't film buffs!“

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 209July 20, 2024 8:40 PM
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