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If they ever do a live-action version of Bob's Burgers, they should look at the reigning champ when it comes time to cast Tina.
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:30 AM
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Was it just me or have the last two nights (Jan 15-16] been two of the worst games ever played? A ton of triple misses and no answers plus that poor woman tonight nearly had the worst non-Wolf Blitzer score of all time.
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I just rewatched tonight's game out of Seattle. It seems to me she was flustered from the very start, trying and failing to buzz in.
I agree, they were all terrible. The guy from Connecticut didn't know what a Nor'easter is? And I feel really bad for the nervous woman. For one thing, I think she was keeping her thumb off the buzzer, so when she wanted to buzz in she was always behind. And at least once she knew the answer and was trying to say it, but was so nervous she couldn't get her voice to work.
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I only watched today's, but I came here to comment on how painful it was. It wasn't just the one woman. The other guy who lost was also terrible...
For a while I was worried Veronica was going to be playing Final Jeopardy by herself. Has that ever happened?

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It makes me half-tempted to try out for the show, if their well is getting so dry, but there's no way I'd be able to afford to fly to LA, much less stay there for some unknown period of time.
If you get called out to play, you're guaranteed at least $1,000, which, depending on where you live, should cover most of the cost of a one-night trip to L.A. If you have to stay longer, that means you're making lots more money.

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Those are interesting points on all sides. But I'd counter your last one with a question. Let's say the producers sent out a memo saying "I am hearing from friends and family that the questions are too hard lately, making it not as fun to play at home. Let's go a little easier, please." Would that really be actionable? Or what if they went even closer to the line, saying "Competitive games are more exciting: let's make sure we have clues that even the average contestant has a decent chance of knowing." That's not the same as actually specifically sabotaging the returning champion, as it would be if they invited on two college professors and made an inordinate number of clues feature their specific subject areas.

Because it does seem possible that James's quadruple-sized winnings could have been hurting their bottom line. And if he had stayed dominant champion for too long, I don't think the ratings bonanza would have lasted. Let's say he went way longer than Ken Jennings (and the producers had no idea whether this might be possible). Eventually, let's face it, people would get bored with it.
IANA Federal prosecutor, but ISTM that any documented change to normal practice during a run like James' would be suspicious on its face because of the obvious financial motive. But to a certain extent, the show is like a casino: they're always going to come out ahead in the long run. As I mentioned above, even if they lost money during James' run, it probably allowed them to raise ad rates for the next season, and the GOAT gave them another opportunity to recoup.
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I did not know that Iago had the most speeches of any non-title character in a Shakespeare tragedy .

Horatio was a reasonable guess. Tough way to lose, I thought James would get it.
My guess would have been Prospero.
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I was thinking Shylock, but then remembered "The Merchant of Venice" isn't a tragedy either. Except to Shylock.
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For a while I was worried Veronica was going to be playing Final Jeopardy by herself. Has that ever happened?
At least five times. Links to j-archive.com:

February 26, 1986
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I agree, they were all terrible. The guy from Connecticut didn't know what a Nor'easter is?
The responses that really got me were "tornadoes" in England* and "the Texas Marshals."

*I believe they occasionally do have "blizzards," however.
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The responses that really got me were "tornadoes" in England* and "the Texas Marshals."

*I believe they occasionally do have "blizzards," however.
I couldn't believe no one got "Quadrophenia" or "Ithaca" either.
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Thanks for tracking these down. How did you manage it, BTW?
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Stephanie Hull, who played in the March 12, 2015, game linked above, holds the unfortunate record for lowest Jeopardy score ever, -$6,800. Makes Priscilla's -$5,400 on Thursday seem not quite so bad by comparison.
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Thanks for tracking these down. How did you manage it, BTW?
This Google search:

site:j-archive.com "single-player final jeopardy"
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Very good. Thanks again.
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Stephanie Hull, who played in the March 12, 2015, game linked above, holds the unfortunate record for lowest Jeopardy score ever, -$6,800. Makes Priscilla's -$5,400 on Thursday seem not quite so bad by comparison.
Priscilla got down to -$6,600 at one point. I feel bad that I was rooting for her to keep getting them wrong so she would break Stephanie's record.

I'm surprised that someone with that much anxiety would ever try to be on the show in the first place and that she would get through the audition process.
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The object in question does not buzz. The sound engineer does not add a buzz. Similarly, I wouldn’t call it a clicker. Some people might call it a button or switch. Personally, I don’t care what they call it.
Dudn't matter. It's still a "buzzer".

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Oh, me too. That's why I brought it up. And then there's the old "note that the "M" is in quotation marks. We all know what that means." He used to say that pretty much every time, but now only every so often. I'm gonna miss the guy.
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Dudn't matter. It's still a "buzzer".

And then there's the old "note that the "M" is in quotation marks. We all know what that means." He used to say that pretty much every time, but now only every so often. I'm gonna miss the guy.
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there's a light in the corner of their name screens, showing who has control of the board.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Jeopardy/co..._base_of_each/
Um, it's command of the board, at least while Trebek is in charge!

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I wasn't clear at all. No, I mean, say the category is Amazing "M"ammals. All questions begin with the letter "M".

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Priscilla got down to -$6,600 at one point. I feel bad that I was rooting for her to keep getting them wrong so she would break Stephanie's record.

I'm surprised that someone with that much anxiety would ever try to be on the show in the first place and that she would get through the audition process.
You never know how you're going to react until you're actually there, on that stage in that studio, with all the lights on you, all the audience looking at you, Johnny Gilbert says your name, and you're thinking "OMG that's really Alex Trebek and he's like ten feet away from me!" The audition in a hotel conference room somewhere, and even the practice game you play before taping starts, are only partial preparation. And if you get off to a bad start, it can be tough to get your confidence back.
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And then there's the old "note that the "M" is in quotation marks. We all know what that means."
So why does he have to tell us we already know what we already know?
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I wasn't clear at all. No, I mean, say the category is Amazing "M"ammals. All questions begin with the letter "M".

Sorry, I was just joking, since you'd happened to pick "M" for your example.
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that poor woman tonight nearly had the worst non-Wolf Blitzer score of all time.
Early on my wife said, “Oh, she’s having a panic attack.” At the end of the show, Trebek with his typically Canadian polite understatement said, “You were a little nervous.”
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So why does he have to tell us we already know what we already know?
I think he should explain every time. Sure regular viewers like us know, but newcomers and infrequent viewers might not. Also sometimes the letter is at the beginning, but sometimes it could be anywhere.
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I think he should explain every time. Sure regular viewers like us know, but newcomers and infrequent viewers might not. Also sometimes the letter is at the beginning, but sometimes it could be anywhere.
But in that case, we "all" obviously don't "know what that means." And it seems to me he more often than not doesn't really follow it with any explanation beyond saying "notice the 'm' in quotation marks", which anyone who can read has already noticed anyway.

It's no big deal, I was just mouthing off. His "We all know..." comment always strikes me funny for being unnecessary and illogical. But that's just me. And it's still the best show on television. I've watched it since the Art Fleming years.
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I suppose as noted above, $1,000 would probably cover a flight and hotel. But it looks like you have to go to an audition first, which I’m sure would not take place here in northern Minnesota. Even going to Minneapolis and staying overnight would not be feasible for me. And then there’s the fact that my wife counts on me to be home and look after our two special needs children while she is at work. The older one could probably be fine with a babysitter, but not the younger one and we have never attempted that—not even with his grandparents as we have done with the three older children.

I would definitely think it has to be a lot easier if you just live in Southern California, although come to think of it I don’t feel like they often describe people as being from that area.
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...I would definitely think it has to be a lot easier if you just live in Southern California, although come to think of it I don’t feel like they often describe people as being from that area.
The phrase "originally from" has been one of most-heard on the show, though less so since the advent of the online test. Back in the day the vast majority of contestants were indeed from the Los Angeles area. (I tried out twice back then and one count against me was that I not only lived in LA, I was originally from there, too. Of course my failure to immediately master the clicker was probably more disqualifying.)

But, yes. The expense of auditioning can be considerable. They rotate the cities in which auditions are held, but for many people, it will cost a bundle to take off work and travel to the tryout.
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I have a problem with one of today's questions:

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The category was "Wrap it up."

The clue was something like, "Subway's signature wraps are wrapped with this."

One contestant said, "what is paper?"

She was ruled to be incorrect! The next contestant buzzed in with "what is a (flour) tortilla?" and was ruled correct.

IMO, the clue was poorly-worded, and "paper" should have been accepted.
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I have a problem with one of today's questions:

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The category was "Wrap it up."

The clue was something like, "Subway's signature wraps are wrapped with this."

One contestant said, "what is paper?"

She was ruled to be incorrect! The next contestant buzzed in with "what is a (flour) tortilla?" and was ruled correct.

IMO, the clue was poorly-worded, and "paper" should have been accepted.
Nope. The clue said "in one of these." Paper is an uncountable noun, so "a (flour) tortilla" is the correct response.
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Nope. The clue said "in one of these." Paper is an uncountable noun, so "a (flour) tortilla" is the correct response.
Still, if the contestant had replied with "sheet of paper," I'm doubting they would have given her credit, even though it is technically correct.
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Still, if the contestant had replied with "sheet of paper," I'm doubting they would have given her credit, even though it is technically correct.
Yeah, I think in that case they'd have to give her back the points she lost.
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Alex may think he's a wiz on pronouncing foreign words, but Wisconsin town names stumped him. The question was:

Rev up your big ol' RV & go to this Wisconsin county south of Waupaca & east of Waushara.

He mangled both of them horribly, comically. I think he said "WAH pa ka" and WAH sha ra". (wah PACK a and Wah SHARE a).
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^ On the 15th he did a pretty poor job at pronouncing Abkhazia.
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I want to thank you for this reminder. The message board on which I usually see a reminder was silent about it (I did post about it there, after having seen the news in your post).

I took the test today, and as is so often true when I take it, I'm now annoyed with myself over at least three stupid wrong-answers I typed. Though if it's only three I'll be grateful (could well have missed others without realizing it). We shall see.
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I took today's test also. The only one that I really blew was the physicist question. The other ones I either knew or didn't know.
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I'm pretty sure I'm not eligible, since I got on air back in 1991, but I tried one of the practice tests, and it confirmed my suspicion that I probably couldn't get on these days, even if I were allowed. I was wrong on or couldn't answer 13 out of 30. Just another sign of my steady deterioration since age 35.

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Just finished the Thursday test, it actually seemed pretty easy - there were only a couple questions that I truly had no idea. Unfortunately there were also definitely a few where I should've known the answer but blanked, so probably another year without an invitation.
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Just finished the Thursday test, it actually seemed pretty easy - there were only a couple questions that I truly had no idea. Unfortunately there were also definitely a few where I should've known the answer but blanked, so probably another year without an invitation.
It did seem a bit easier than usual. I think I got 40, didn't study, and I'm tired and sick.
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Just finished the Thursday test, it actually seemed pretty easy - there were only a couple questions that I truly had no idea. Unfortunately there were also definitely a few where I should've known the answer but blanked, so probably another year without an invitation.
This week (Wednesday) was my first try. Like magnusblitz, there were a few I didn’t know and a few I knew but couldn’t remember in time.

The site says they won’t tell you your score or even if you passed. If you pass, you go in The Pool but still might not get called. If you get called, you still have to pass an Audition. YIKES! Normally, I am an optimistic person, but in this case, I am not hopeful.

Does anyone have a guess to the following questions? Pure speculation is welcome. (What else do we have to go on?)

•How many people took the test?
•What is a passing score? (I figure it has to be at least 90%.)
•Do they grade on a curve or absolute score?
•Do they grade on a percentage score or by a magic number for the pool?
•What percentage of test takers passed and therefore get into The Pool?
•What percentage of The Pool get called for an audition?
•What percentage of people pass The Audition and therefore get on the show?
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Did you notice the other day, the category was "parts of speech" and almost every clue read like a synopsis of Schoolhouse Rock, using some of the same examples and wording. Conjunction Junction, Lolly Adverbs, Noun is a Person Place or Thing, Interjection! It must have been deliberate.

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And iirc it seemed like the contestants didn't have an idea of what Schoolhouse Rock was (is).
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Does anyone know if there's a way to watch Ken Jennings' original run? I was vaguely aware of it at the time, but never saw him play then. I can't seem to find anything on it. I see there are a few recent episodes on Hulu and a few recent tournaments on Netflix, but nothing like a full archive that I can find.
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I can't believe nobody has mention the lady on Friday's game (or maybe it was Thursdays game).

She was in position 3, and got a Daily Double in the second round. I think she wagered $3k or $4k, Alex read her the answer and she asked if she could change her wager AFTER hearing the answer!

And she wasn't trying to be funny either, she was dead serious.

Needless to say she was in the negative for FJ.

Crazy...

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I can't believe nobody has mention the lady on Friday's game (or maybe it was Thursdays game).

She was in position 3, and got a Daily Double in the second round. I think she wagered $3k or $4k, Alex read her the answer and she asked if she could change her wager AFTER hearing the answer!

And she wasn't trying to be funny either, she was dead serious.

Needless to say she was in the negative for FJ.

Crazy...

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I actually got the sense it was an attempt at deadpan humor.
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Holy cow, another stinker tonight. Seems to be more common these days or else I’m just playing closer attention since the GOAT Tourney.
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I actually got the sense it was an attempt at deadpan humor.
I agree.
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Don't think dead games like this are more common than they used to be...if they were, I'd probably be able to remember another time I've been this bloody frustrated with the contestants.
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I actually got the sense it was an attempt at deadpan humor.
I think so too, but admit I wasn't quite sure. Something about her had already seemed very slightly "off" to me. But it has to have been deadpan.
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I think so too, but admit I wasn't quite sure. Something about her had already seemed very slightly "off" to me. But it has to have been deadpan.
Either way, it was pretty dumb.

And yeah, Tuesday's game sucked. Where are they digging these people up?
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Speaking of triple stumpers, more evidence today that the player pool has gotten weaker. I was shocked that no one knew
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