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Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

No Jeopardy in DC either yesterday - stupid football game :-(  

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So, I'm posting this in this thread, not the media one - since we often discuss when Jeopardy is unavailable due to network news and sports: Jeopardy Making Streaming Debut on Hulu.

Although we've worked out our issues with our digital antenna, I'm looking forward to having a backup source.

Edit - after checking it out, I'm not sure they will be streaming the current season. I guess we'll find out in 6 weeks (or sooner if someone else gets better information).

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On 8/10/2018 at 9:48 AM, Driad said:

Preempted here too, and I can't find it on Youtube, likely because it was a rerun. Does anyone know the original air date?  adTHANKSvance!

According to the listings for my area: 

Episode: Tournament of Champions: Week 2 / S34, E49 (First Aired: Nov. 16, 2017)

Also, I see what you did there.

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My channel showed Day 1 last night (Friday night).  It comes on here at 7:30, Monday - Saturday, so I'm curious if it will be Day 2 tonight.  

Edited to add, Day 2 on tonight!  Happy camper here. 

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The College Championship is up next - August 13-24. 

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"So" <drink>, anyone who skipped the tournaments during the regular season is spoiled for the college tournament since the winner was in the ToC. 

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1 hour ago, Toothbrush said:

"So" <drink>, anyone who skipped the tournaments during the regular season is spoiled for the college tournament since the winner was in the ToC. 

I'll just rewatch the episodes with the young lady Alli Ross that attends my alma mater, WPI. She did quite well and represented my old school quite nicely. 

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Weren't there two college winners in the ToC, Sam and Lily?  Or am I totally confused?

I started watching Tuesday's game but remembered how much I hated Thatcher so turned it off.

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2 hours ago, bad things are bad said:

I think Lily was last year's college champ

Yes she was. 

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Has there been another college champ since Lily? Sincere question - I normally don't watch any championships or tournaments except for ToC & Teachers. 

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13 hours ago, DrScottie said:

I'll just rewatch the episodes with the young lady Alli Ross that attends my alma mater, WPI. She did quite well and represented my old school quite nicely. 

I liked Alli aswell and I think she would had won the tourney had she not got stumped on that Final Jeopardy in her semi finals. 

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Officially halfway through the offseason.

Hang in there.

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During the college tourney rerun yesterday I was tickled with myself that I remembered and said out loud the answer to this clue (paraphrased here) about a transplant, a person donated this organ to his sibling. We all know that answer: It's HEART!

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2 minutes ago, saber5055 said:

During the college tourney rerun yesterday I was tickled with myself that I remembered and said out loud the answer to this clue (paraphrased here) about a transplant, a person donated this organ to his sibling. We all know that answer: It's HEART!

LOL I got it right this time:)

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1 hour ago, saber5055 said:

During the college tourney rerun yesterday I was tickled with myself that I remembered and said out loud the answer to this clue (paraphrased here) about a transplant, a person donated this organ to his sibling. We all know that answer: It's HEART!

My boyfriend hadn’t seen this when it originally aired and made that joke and died when the person said it.

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On 8/21/2018 at 2:33 PM, biakbiak said:

My boyfriend hadn’t seen this when it originally aired and made that joke and died when the person said it.

Luckily, you were there to transplant your heart into him, thereby saving his life. Good for you! *drink*

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6 hours ago, saber5055 said:

Luckily, you were there to transplant your heart into him, thereby saving his life. Good for you! *drink*

Nah, I am too smart for that so he is no longer with us!

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Darn it, I made the same mistake on FJ that I did the first time the episode was shown.  I said Gettysburg :-( 

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I got it wrong first time around but I remembered the correct answer.

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5 hours ago, M. Darcy said:

Darn it, I made the same mistake on FJ that I did the first time the episode was shown.  I said Gettysburg :-( 

I was excited that I was going to get it correct this time. I didn't have a clue watching the first time, but now I knew the answer was Gettysburg.

Well, I was one step closer to correct than I was first time around, so there's that. Baby steps, like they say.

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And I live in Arlington! I should have remembered! 

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Today is the start of the Teacher's Tournament. 

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5 hours ago, M. Darcy said:

Today is the start of the Teacher's Tournament. 

Reminds me of something I meant to ask here....

Lots of teachers appear in the regular shows, so how is it decided which 15 go into the tournament?

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No Jeopardy on Friday or Saturday (stupid football, and then one of those "don't you feel sorry for the children so you'll send a donation" programs on Saturday., But they broadcast the College Final Sunday morning, 12:35 a.m.  So I recorded and rewatched.  I'd forgotten how much I liked the champ, and what a runaway it was for him.  

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Re: The teachers -- I thought teachers applied specifically for the tournament, and were not in the general pool of contestants?

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22 minutes ago, Browncoat said:

Re: The teachers -- I thought teachers applied specifically for the tournament, and were not in the general pool of contestants?

Teachers go through the same process as a regular contestant they just make a note of it at the audition if you are a teacher.

Teens and college students apply differently. 

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14 hours ago, biakbiak said:

Teachers go through the same process as a regular contestant they just make a note of it at the audition if you are a teacher.

 

At the audition, they tell the teachers that they are also eligible to be picked for the Teachers Tournament as well as for the regular show.  How they decide which teachers are chosen for the tournament and which for the regular show is a secret known only to the contestant coordinators.

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All this time later, I'm still proud that I got Fargo for FJ. 

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2 hours ago, M. Darcy said:

All this time later, I'm still proud that I got Fargo for FJ. 

I think I only got it because we just finished watching the last season. But I was proud nevertheless.

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4 hours ago, MrAtoz said:

At the audition, they tell the teachers that they are also eligible to be picked for the Teachers Tournament as well as for the regular show.  How they decide which teachers are chosen for the tournament and which for the regular show is a secret known only to the contestant coordinators.

Thanks for the info!  I don't know why I thought the Teacher's Tournament was like the others.

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Does anyone else remember when there was a Seniors Tournament?  I can't remember what age you had to be.  I do however, remember how much I hated the college tournament winner.  SHOUTY!

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Watching the Teachers Tournament re-run, Alex asks contestant Bob during his interview about rapping the countries of the world "How many countries ARE there in the world"?  Bob said he couldn't answer that question, but I note that Alex didn't offer the answer either.  I wonder if Alex was "winging it" and didn't know himself, and got caught by it when Bob couldn't answer.  Alex needs to heed the advice given to aspiring trial lawyers:  Don't ask questions you yourself don't know the answer to.  The answer, BTW, is 195.

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2 hours ago, Tunia said:

Watching the Teachers Tournament re-run, Alex asks contestant Bob during his interview about rapping the countries of the world "How many countries ARE there in the world"?  Bob said he couldn't answer that question, but I note that Alex didn't offer the answer either.  I wonder if Alex was "winging it" and didn't know himself, and got caught by it when Bob couldn't answer.  Alex needs to heed the advice given to aspiring trial lawyers:  Don't ask questions you yourself don't know the answer to.  The answer, BTW, is 195.

196 sovereign countries.

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1 hour ago, secnarf said:

196 sovereign countries.

Ahhh - I was going by this:  http://www.worldometers.info/geography/how-many-countries-are-there-in-the-world/, but see other references to 196.  I concede!  And that's why I'm not on Jeopardy!  LOL

BTW, is anyone else missing their edit/quote/quotemultiple, heart buttons and the forum buttons from the top of page?  I periodically lose them (such as now) and have to guess and click on spaces to accomplish a task.

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9 hours ago, Tunia said:

Ahhh - I was going by this:  http://www.worldometers.info/geography/how-many-countries-are-there-in-the-world/, but see other references to 196.  I concede!  And that's why I'm not on Jeopardy!  LOL

BTW, is anyone else missing their edit/quote/quotemultiple, heart buttons and the forum buttons from the top of page?  I periodically lose them (such as now) and have to guess and click on spaces to accomplish a task.

I haven't had that problem, but some browsers are more erratic than others. So it could be that. Also, the typical IT first pass solution is to clear your cache (which works an amazing amount of the time), but I have no idea if it has anything to do with your problems.

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9 hours ago, Tunia said:

Ahhh - I was going by this:  http://www.worldometers.info/geography/how-many-countries-are-there-in-the-world/, but see other references to 196.  I concede!  And that's why I'm not on Jeopardy!  LOL

As this page: https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/how-many-countries-are-there-world-2018 shows, there are varying answers to that question.  It all depends on exactly how you define "country," which can sometimes be a rather controversial decision.

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https://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/how-many-countries-can-you-name

I've learned all 196 by doing this quiz multiple times.  Hints: DPRK works for North Korea, ROK for South K.  PNG for Papua New Guinea and you can type "paraguy" and "uruguy" without the A and still be correct. I always omit the Z in Kyrgystan and it still gives it to me as correct. "Congo" gives you both countries with Congo in their names. UAE and CAR work as abbreviations, too, but DR doesn't work for Dominican Republic. I have the most trouble remembering Singapore and Kuwait. At the bottom of the map it says "show missing countries" - click on that, and you get a black dot where each country is. I've spent hours at this site.

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4 hours ago, Clanstarling said:

I haven't had that problem, but some browsers are more erratic than others. So it could be that. Also, the typical IT first pass solution is to clear your cache (which works an amazing amount of the time), but I have no idea if it has anything to do with your problems.

For whatever reason, all items are back today without doing anything, but that's typical...they seem to come and go without reason.  Thanks for responding.

 

58 minutes ago, Prevailing Wind said:

https://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/how-many-countries-can-you-name

I've learned all 196 by doing this quiz multiple times

Oh my - even worse than I thought I was.  This could be a great memory training device!

4 hours ago, MrAtoz said:

As this page: https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/how-many-countries-are-there-world-2018 shows, there are varying answers to that question.  It all depends on exactly how you define "country," which can sometimes be a rather controversial decision.

Interesting.  Thanks, MrAtoz.

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6 hours ago, Prevailing Wind said:

https://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/how-many-countries-can-you-name

I've learned all 196 by doing this quiz multiple times.  Hints: DPRK works for North Korea, ROK for South K.  PNG for Papua New Guinea and you can type "paraguy" and "uruguy" without the A and still be correct. I always omit the Z in Kyrgystan and it still gives it to me as correct. "Congo" gives you both countries with Congo in their names. UAE and CAR work as abbreviations, too, but DR doesn't work for Dominican Republic. I have the most trouble remembering Singapore and Kuwait. At the bottom of the map it says "show missing countries" - click on that, and you get a black dot where each country is. I've spent hours at this site.

I also learned all 196 by doing that quiz over and over again. And the world capitals one, although that one took me MUCH longer to master.

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Weirdly in SF though it was marked the Teachers Tournament they reaired a college tournament ep.

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Stupid football!

Yes!  The really frustrating thing is both ABC and NBC show the football game in DC.  If only NBC did, we could still watch Jeopardy. 

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Only one more week!  Anyone remember who the current champ is?

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On 8/25/2018 at 7:13 PM, M. Darcy said:

And I live in Arlington! I should have remembered! 

Arlington ... Texas? That would be a valid excuse for missing FJ.

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Arlington ... Texas? That would be a valid excuse for missing FJ.

Heh, sadly, no.  Arlington VA.  But its in South Arlington and I'm in North Arlington :-) 

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