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Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

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5 hours ago, lb60 said:

I don't usually root for contestants to miss FJ, but Dave irritated me from the start, so I was happy he missed out. 

My only get tonight was Molly. I immediately thought of the Statue of Liberty for FJ, then immediately thought it was too obvious (like a lot of others here). I stuck with it, since nothing else came to mind.

I'm glad to know that others found Dave annoying and rooted against him also. 

Another embarrassing FJ miss for me. I thought of the Golden Gate Bridge. I tuned in a bit late and didn't hear the Fibber McGee and Molly question. I never heard the actual show, but my mom would make references to it sometimes. I know there was a running joke about "'T'ain't funny, McGee."

I also knew El Dorado and Edward Albee.

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I was tricked on FJ

I thought the reference to the "wharves" was pointing to San Francisco and so I thought it was the Golden Gate Bridge, even though The Statue of Liberty was my initial reaction

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11 hours ago, gant77 said:

Did they explain why they showed this episode twice in a row? I saw this ep last night but the final jeopardy from last night didn't have the MMA fighter but a different guy... I'm really confused 

 

10 hours ago, Driad said:

Maybe the Boston station thinks we don't really care about Jeopardy.  On Fridays during f**tb*ll season they don't show it.  They don't even put it on their other channel that shows sitcom reruns. Grumble.

 

10 hours ago, Kerri Okie said:

Happened to me, too.  I wonder if you and I are in the same viewing area, and the local broadcaster made a mistake?  I believe what happened is they skipped a day and showed today's episode yesterday, but somehow the FJ segment was the correct one from the day that was skipped.  No one else here seems to have gotten the wrong episode, so I assume it must have been a local issue.

On both Jan. 9 and Jan. 10, local stations made errors in the episodes that were broadcast.  The Jeopardy Fan comments indicate that Jan. 9 was due to the Sacramento station, and the Jan. 10 was due to Boston station.

Yes, I wasn't sorry to see Dave out early.  I would have been fine with either Jessica or Anneke winning.

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And I feel really old, I knew Molly w/Fibber McGee&

I think I knew it because of NewsRadio.  Heh, of course, that show was on during the 90s so maybe that does make me feel old too. 

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12 hours ago, teebax said:

To be fair, he gave me exactly what I wanted! 

I like the new champ, but I liked Jessica too. Either of them winning would have been fine by me. 

Aw, you beat me to it Teebax! That's exactly what I said when he whiffed it. Got a good laugh out of my husband.  I very rarely am put off by a contestant, but he was one of the rare ones. But to be fair, given that he's an MMA fighter, "giving people what they came for" is probably a knee jerk promotional phrase for him.

I liked both of the women too, so I was good either way.

I also thought FJ was too darned easy. For me it's not really knowing the show, but that "Fibber McGee  and" ends with "Molly."  A cadence thing, as it were.

There were so many answers I knew- but they would not come out of my mouth. Ticked me off. I did get Amherst just before Alex said it (well, more like I got "Am" out before he started - so I finished before he started.) Or am I mixing up the writer's category with Wednesday's? I don't get to comment until the next day, so I get confused sometimes.

2 minutes ago, ClareWalks said:

Did anyone else think Dave looked a bit like Christian Slater?

Not by looks, but maybe by attitude.

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Ugh Dave was the worst.  Even my 11-year-old said he looked like a "douchebag", ha.  
 

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I didn't like Dave at all.  And he just wasn't smart--in how he played the game, at least.  

But I didn't like Jessica either.  I hated the way she would answer as she was scanning the board for her next clue choice--like she was certain she had gotten it correct and was moving right along.  And then, almost without fail, every time she answered incorrectly, she acted shocked and horrified.  Not sad to see her go.

I really liked the new champ and hope she has a long run. She seemed very bright about a lot of different things.

Side note:  does it bug anyone else when the contestants just click click click endlessly on their buzzer buttons---so much so that everyone can hear it?  I guess I can't say what I would do were I ever a Jeopardy contestant but the aggressive buzzer bashing makes me nuts! LOL!

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2 hours ago, ClareWalks said:

Did anyone else think Dave looked a bit like Christian Slater?

He reminded me of Chris Jericho. Except I like Chris Jericho.

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Even my 11-year-old said he looked like a "douchebag"

Smart kid!  Was fun towards the end of Double Jeopardy as Dave's chances of saving himself got smaller and smaller.  I like the new champ.

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14 hours ago, peeayebee said:

El Dorado (and the Disney movie helped).

Two days in a row, my connection to show dogs helped with answers. For a show in Tucson, the tag was something about searching for El Dorado. The logo was a dog wearing a Spanish helmet. Eh.

Happy birthday @Toothbrush! I don't know about Victoria Secret's birthday bonus, but that's not a place I shop. Do tell!

It might be Dave's MMA profession requires a different sort of personalty than we expect on this show.

4 hours ago, PaulaO said:

There is only one Diamond Dave, and that is David Lee Roth.

That and the Midwestern restaurant chain.

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I was glad that Alex pointed out Dave's error  foolishness in going to the highest value clues first.

I do like the new champ, Anneke.

My ts's were Molly, nonce, El Dorado,  and The Mousetrap. Instaget FJ but started second guessing myself because it seemed so obvious - like pretty much everyone else here:)

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I actually pre-guessed S of L, but my mom said  "that wouldn't be the answer, it's too obvious." Surprise, Mom!!!

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I'm finally caught up!  I skipped to FJ for most of the shows, but my assistant said I HAD to watch last night's just to see Dave.  I almost wish I hadn't bent to her pressure, because he annoyed me to no end.  It didn't hurt my feelings in the slightest that he crashed and burned so spectacularly.

I also pre-guessed Statue of Liberty when the category was revealed.  Imagine my surprise when it was right!  I also got Molly, Amherst, El Dorado, and Mousetrap.

Looking forward to watching in real time again.  :)

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7 hours ago, M. Darcy said:

I think I knew it because of NewsRadio.  Heh, of course, that show was on during the 90s so maybe that does make me feel old too. 

Me too. That was such a great show. I recently went back and watched the entire run again. It holds up well!

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20 hours ago, Driad said:

Maybe the Boston station thinks we don't really care about Jeopardy.  On Fridays during f**tb*ll season they don't show it.  They don't even put it on their other channel that shows sitcom reruns. Grumble.

Yeah, that drives me nuts, too. It's like half the year!

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Freud seemed too obvious so I went with Jung. What was I thinking with "too obvious"? Especially after last night's ridiculous teen tournament level FJ?

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I got FJ!  Honestly, Freud was the only “ modern” doctor I could think of. 

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I had no clue for FJ.  In fact, I've done very badly this week on FJ.  I'm going to blame jet lag.  Or something like that. 

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I suppose answering "Despicable Me" for "Despicable Me 3" is akin to answering "Carson." Kit, Johnny, Daly ... who cares. Even though the other day judges got all p*ssy about Origin of Species, An Origin of Species, The Origin of Species. And don't forget Hungry Hippo(s).

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11 hours ago, ClareWalks said:

Did anyone else think Dave looked a bit like Christian Slater?

I thought he looked like a squinty lost Baldwin brother.

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27 minutes ago, saber5055 said:

I suppose answering "Despicable Me" for "Despicable Me 3" is akin to answering "Carson." Kit, Johnny, Daly ... who cares. Even though the other day judges got all p*ssy about Origin of Species, An Origin of Species, The Origin of Species. And don't forget Hungry Hippo(s).

I never saw Despicable Me 3, but Gru won her the unicorn at the theme park in the original movie.

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The Baltimore Orioles TS made me sad.  Frank Robinson?  Earl Weaver?  Bueller?

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I said Minions, so at least I was in the right universe.

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I finally got a FJ that others thought easy, and was amazed that nobody came up with even a plausible guess. Dr. Dali made me laugh though. I also got Dutch Schultz, vertebrae, and barcarole.

I hope the champ can make it to the ToC.

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Vertebrae was a really surprising TS.  FJ being a TS surprised me, too; if nothing else, I'd have thought at least one would have picked him as their wild-assed guess.  The Susan Rice TS didn't surprise me, but did make me sad. 

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Yay! An asterisk! It took me a few seconds, but when I zeroed in on the year, Freud came to me.

The only TS I got was Idaho.

I'm liking Anneke.

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1 hour ago, mojoween said:

The Baltimore Orioles TS made me sad.  Frank Robinson?  Earl Weaver?  Bueller?

As a fan of the NY Mets (see 1969 World Series), I concur wholeheartedly.

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Tonight I got Baltimore Orioles and slider (hmmmm, baseball theme). I immediately said Freud for FJ. I'd like to think it was because I majored in Psychology, but it was really just a lucky guess.

21 hours ago, Toothbrush said:

.....Jennifer Drumsticks.....

OMG! Hilarious!

17 hours ago, GreekGeek said:

Another embarrassing FJ miss for me. I thought of the Golden Gate Bridge.

 

14 hours ago, DrSpaceman73 said:

I was tricked on FJ

I thought the reference to the "wharves" was pointing to San Francisco and so I thought it was the Golden Gate Bridge, even though The Statue of Liberty was my initial reaction

When I thought the SofL was too obvious, I briefly considered the Golden Gate Bridge because of the wharves part of the clue.

1 hour ago, SHD said:

I thought he looked like a squinty lost Baldwin brother.

Yes! 

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13 hours ago, Julia67 said:

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Side note:  does it bug anyone else when the contestants just click click click endlessly on their buzzer buttons---so much so that everyone can hear it?  I guess I can't say what I would do were I ever a Jeopardy contestant but the aggressive buzzer bashing makes me nuts! LOL!

Julia -- they tell the contestants to keep clicking.  If you click too early (before Alex has finished reading the answer and the lights on the side of the board go on), your clicker is blocked for one-quarter of a second.  Some one might get in before you click again, but maybe not!  The contestants are told to keep clicking until the lights appear on someone's podium. (And you can see the lights from behind the podiums (podia? ;-)).

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11 hours ago, opus said:

I said Minions, so at least I was in the right universe.

Me too. I've never seen the movies, but minions are all over the place and I'd just watched an episode of The Good Place where a stuffed minion doll is part of the story,

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Had a good week up until Friday’s DJ.  My guess was Dr. Schweitzer; it was the only doctor I could think of, other than Dr. Spock.

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14 hours ago, Bastet said:

 The Susan Rice TS didn't surprise me, but did make me sad. 

For the record, I knew "Rice" from the clue, but figured they would want her first name, which I didn't know. That may have been the case with the contestants---knowing "Rice", but needing a first name.

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56 minutes ago, illdoc said:

For the record, I knew "Rice" from the clue, but figured they would want her first name, which I didn't know. That may have been the case with the contestants---knowing "Rice", but needing a first name.

It might have paid off to go with only "Rice." After all, the same judges accepted "Chan."

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42 minutes ago, HissyFit said:

It might have paid off to go with only "Rice." After all, the same judges accepted "Chan."

Unless those potentially lost dollars would have made a big difference for me, I might have tried to get away with just "Rice" if I was a contestant who didn't know her first name.  If the clue had been about her time as National Security Advisor, no, because there two Rices have held that role, so just like where a clue seeks which president did X and you answer Adams, which Supreme Court Justice did X and you answer Marshall, etc. you have to give the full name. 

But this was about her time as U.N. Ambassador during the Obama administration.  Yet, on the other hand, the clue specifically referenced an unrelated person with the same last name having been Secretary of State for Bush.  And both women have talked about being mixed up as two black women with the same last name in national politics (some TV station even put up a picture of one while talking about the other).  So an answer of "Rice" might very well have yielded a BMS prompt.

Too many people seem to know only slightly more about government officials than they do about geography, so I wasn't surprised to see it go unanswered.  But, as I said, I was a little sad about it.

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Funny the discussion of 'Rice' here, as I couldn't come up with her first name on the spot, either. I was wondering if my answer of just 'Rice' would prompt a BMS, then figured, with the way the judging is, it might be worth a try. If I was asked BMS, though, I would have had to say "Not Condoleezza, the other one!"

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8 hours ago, rubaco said:

j5cochran, when is your game going to air? 

On Wednesday, January 16, which means I met Anneke on the bus, on the way to the studio.  It's so cool to see someone that I have met on television!

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19 hours ago, j5cochran said:

On Wednesday, January 16, which means I met Anneke on the bus, on the way to the studio.  It's so cool to see someone that I have met on television!

Looking forward to it and wishing best things for you.

@teebax is taking her test today. Hoping we get to see her on tv as well. Based on how I'm doing in the FJ Contest, you'll never see me on the show, or even being ask to take the test! Count yourselves lucky.

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I had Orioles, slider, and vertebrae.

In the fictional theme park category, I was disappointed we didn't get Itchy and Scratchy Land "The Violentist Place on Earth" or Duff Gardens, home of the Seven Duffs:  Sleazy, Queasy, Surly, Edgy, Tipsy, Dizzy, and Remorseful.  Heh.

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I thought Sarah's DD of Dutch E. India Co was a $400 clue at best - in Kid Jeopardy no less. Doesn't everyone learn that in 4th or 5th grade?

Picture of Yasser Arafat - c'mon writers! I realize he has been dead for over a decade, but still way too easy.

I liked the Essential Earls category name. That has convinced me that J! has a writer from NOLA on staff since earl is a Yat (heavy, old-timey NOLA accent) pronunciation of oil. Although I guess maybe some parts of NYC also, but there have been too many NOLA clues lately to be a coincidence IMO. 

The Friday TS I got were ID, Dutch Schultz, & vertebrae. I had no idea for FJ, but it was an instaget for Dr. Toothbrush. Hate when that happens..lol

On 1/11/2019 at 12:04 PM, saber5055 said:

Happy birthday @Toothbrush! I don't know about Victoria Secret's birthday bonus, but that's not a place I shop. Do tell!I

Thank you! It was a free pair of undies; can never have enough IMO. 

On 1/12/2019 at 2:08 PM, Bastet said:

And both women have talked about being mixed up as two black women with the same last name in national politics (some TV station even put up a picture of one while talking about the other).  So an answer of "Rice" might very well have yielded a BMS prompt.

I remember that, & still couldn't come up with her first name. To make matters worse, while watching the recording I was texting with my across the street neighbor - whose name is SUSAN! D'oh! 

On 1/12/2019 at 4:55 PM, j5cochran said:

On Wednesday, January 16, which means I met Anneke on the bus, on the way to the studio.  It's so cool to see someone that I have met on television!

 Can't wait to watch! Everybody better behave themselves so that George Stephanopoulos doesn't have any breaking news to interrupt with. 

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Finally watched Friday’s ep just now. Just got Idaho, slider, Susan Rice, but no idea on FJ.

Would Dutch tilt have been accepted for Dutch angle?

I cannot believe that Starved Rock was a clue! And it mentioned my hometown of Joliet, too!! Starved Rock was a favorite field trip destination for my school when I was growing up.

Prince Edward was a $1000 clue, really? Khrushchev, complete with photo, was a $1600 clue, really???

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On ‎1‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 12:17 AM, j5cochran said:

The contestants are told to keep clicking until the lights appear on someone's podium. (And you can see the lights from behind the podiums (podia? ;-)).

Thanks for this information, @j5cochran. Sometimes contestants start to answer before Alex calls their name and I always wondered how they knew they had rung in first. Now I know!

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On 1/12/2019 at 12:17 AM, j5cochran said:

Julia -- they tell the contestants to keep clicking.  If you click too early (before Alex has finished reading the answer and the lights on the side of the board go on), your clicker is blocked for one-quarter of a second.  Some one might get in before you click again, but maybe not!  The contestants are told to keep clicking until the lights appear on someone's podium. (And you can see the lights from behind the podiums (podia? ;-)).

I did not know this!  Thank you for explaining.  It's still annoying but now it's an understandable annoyance!  :-)

On 1/11/2019 at 11:05 PM, Tabasco Cat said:

The Baltimore Orioles TS made me sad.  Frank Robinson?  Earl Weaver?  Bueller?

As a disheartened Os fan-this made me sad too!  At my house, we were all yelling at the TV!

On 1/12/2019 at 5:55 PM, j5cochran said:

On Wednesday, January 16, which means I met Anneke on the bus, on the way to the studio.  It's so cool to see someone that I have met on television!

Good luck!  We'll be watching!

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12 hours ago, Sharpie66 said:

Would Dutch tilt have been accepted for Dutch angle?

I may be wrong, but I think 'tilt' was in the clue.

 

On 1/12/2019 at 2:55 PM, j5cochran said:

On Wednesday, January 16, which means I met Anneke on the bus, on the way to the studio.  It's so cool to see someone that I have met on television!

Looking forward to making fun of you. :D

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According to the Jeopardy archive, here’s the wording on the Dutch angle clue: “This camera technique we're showing here can be used to convey instability or imbalance in a scene.”

I have heard the technique called a Dutch tilt and a Dutch angle, so I vote for both being acceptable. That makes me personally feel more self-righteous. Whether the show’s judges would agree with me, who knows?

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1 hour ago, Sharpie66 said:

According to the Jeopardy archive, here’s the wording on the Dutch angle clue: “This camera technique we're showing here can be used to convey instability or imbalance in a scene.”

I have heard the technique called a Dutch tilt and a Dutch angle, so I vote for both being acceptable. That makes me personally feel more self-righteous. Whether the show’s judges would agree with me, who knows?

I called it a Dutch tilt, so I rule you 100% correct.

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