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Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

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4 hours ago, MrAtoz said:

I recorded my episodes while the Winter Olympics were going on.  Maggie, the head contestant coordinator, told us in the pre-show briefing:  "This is your Olympics.  And even if you finish in third place in your game, guess what?  You just won the bronze medal."

So much word to this, says the person who has not qualified for any Olympic sport and will never be on Jeopardy. Everyone who appears on this show is someone special, whether they wave their buzzer over their heads or dance during their intro.

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On ‎01‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 9:52 PM, mojoween said:

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

I was calling them stupid for not knowing, and then I saw a picture of Yasser Arafat and said Anwar Sadat for some idiotic reason.

 

On ‎01‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 10:08 PM, GreekGeek said:

I also got Dutch Schultz, vertebrae, and barcarole

I missed baccarolle, even though I love Offenbach's, but got the others.  I knew about Dutch Schultz wanting to kill Thomas Dewey from a biography I read of Schultz; Dewey was instrumental in getting Schultz arrested, although he beat the rap in two different trials.

 

On ‎01‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 11:43 PM, Toothbrush said:

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?

I thought it was easy but I never learned about it in school, only from reading I've done on my own.  So I'll forgive anyone who didn't get it.

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20 hours ago, ABay said:

There's a plaque about him the Frauenkirche in Munich, because he was archbishop, and when I saw it I might or might not have said "Joey Ratz!" in an regrettably loud voice.

I answered Benedict the Ferengi, because that is what he looks like.

 

16 hours ago, Grundoon59 said:

I was sort of rooting for Evan as a fellow Michigander (although he is from the other side of the Mitten).  All three players were good though.

I was hoping he would lose because I thought he was weird looking.  Not his fault, of course, but it bugged me nevertheless.

 

11 hours ago, Toothbrush said:

There was one - Harriet Beecher Stowe in the Women Authors category. I'm surprised that it was a TS because the picture they used must be a famous one since I got it as soon as it was shown.

I've never seen a picture of her before, so I had no idea.

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46 minutes ago, proserpina65 said:
  On 1/13/2019 at 10:43 PM, Toothbrush said:

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?

I can't remember one minute of 4th or 5th grade much less what or if I learned anything there.

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1 hour ago, saber5055 said:

So much word to this, says the person who has not qualified for any Olympic sport and will never be on Jeopardy. Everyone who appears on this show is someone special, whether they wave their buzzer over their heads or dance during their intro.


Right. We just don't like it when they act like they know they're special - LOL. (This is also true for people not on Jeopardy.)

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j5cochran, when is your game going to air? 


 

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On Wednesday, January 16

So may I take this opportunity to say THANKS A HELL OF A LOT, CHANNEL 4 IN DETROIT. Jeopardy is getting pre-empted here for a lame locally produced special about the Detroit Auto Show (which is underwhelming this year). I couldn't find it airing anywhere else, so good luck, j5cochran. I hope you get a second game so I can root you on! 

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1 hour ago, saber5055 said:

I can't remember one minute of 4th or 5th grade much less what or if I learned anything there.

That's why I never cared when I didn't know answers for "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader." I learned a lot then - and learned a lot since then. I can't remember it all!

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I am looking forward to tonight's game.  Best retroactive luck to you @j5cochran, aka Jill.

Also best of luck to @teebax at her audition tomorrow.  When you get on the show, will you wear your ball cap so we recognize you?:)

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20 hours ago, Bastet said:

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 Never mind that perhaps a J! contestant knows which Ayn Rand book was about what or which axis is x and which is y.

When the Ayn Rand clue came up, I just assumed, no matter what I said, it’s gonna be the other one. 

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I am in the same boat with bad things are bad.  I even called and emailed the station to protest.  Good luck J5COCHRAN!!!!

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I was certain you were going to win, j5cochran. Darn. But great job anyway! 

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I was rooting for you, too, @j5cochran!  You played a great game.  Sorry you were done in by FJ.  Not that it matters, but I didn't get it, either.  :)  Great story about the Mountaineers Marching Band, too!

I did manage to get 76, Salvage Dawgs, Chief Justice, pancreas, and bishop.

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10 hours ago, Julia67 said:

I got FJ, too!  The song from "Annie" always helps me to remember who was President during the Depression-era.  "We'd like to thank you Herbert Hoover....."  Whatever works!

Haha!  That also helped me.

5 hours ago, saber5055 said:

I can't remember one minute of 4th or 5th grade much less what or if I learned anything there.

I, on the other hand, remember almost everything.  Projects we did, plays we put on, where in the building my class was, games we played at recess.  Sixth grade, even more so.  I worshipped my teacher.  He was one of the reasons I eventually ended up in education.  Hell, I even remember my high school locker combination.  

3 hours ago, Trey said:

Best retroactive luck to you @j5cochran, aka Jill.

Apparently, I'm a complete idiot because I thought J5COCHRAN was John from tonight's game, and I really didn't like him because of the board hopping. I just went back and watched the intros, so now I feel doubly stupid.  lol  In my defense, it's been a long week.  I would have been happy with a Jill or Anneke win.

I only got 76 and Ethiopia (lucky guess) tonight.  No clue for FJ.

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For what it's worth, I would have written the exact same thing as @j5cochran! So everyone would know I knew who it was, just couldn't remember the name of the island. Such a good game! You acquitted yourself very well.

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Congrats to J5Cochran for a game well-played.  And I like how clearly you pronounced everything.  I did not have a clue about FJ....but when I heard the answer I was like "Well, of course".    

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I totally forgot about @j5cochran being on tonight, and came here to say I was rooting for Jill. Phew! You are SO smart! What an impressive game. I didn't even know the mutiny on the Bounty connection, so had no clue for final Jeopardy. 

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Jill, congratulations on your silver medal!

I misunderstood FJ ("In 1790 Thursday October Christian became the first child whose birth was recorded on this remote island") and thought Thursday October referred to the birth date and Christian was the child's first name. If they had said "a child named Thursday October Christian" I might have had a chance.  Oh well.

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I felt slightly embarrassed I knew Salvage Dawgs. I've only watched a few minutes of it, but it is on a network I frequently watch.

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Well played, Jill! You were pretty dominant for most of the game, and showed an impressive breadth of knowledge. Sorry you got tripped up by FJ; I really thought you were going to win. It was a fun game to watch.

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39 minutes ago, chessiegal said:

I felt slightly embarrassed I knew Salvage Dawgs.

I have no idea how I knew that one.  I don't watch any of the shows in that category, but I knew several; the rest I can say for sure I've seen them referred to in "Everything Else TV" discussion threads here at pTV, but that one I have no idea how it got into my brain.

The Chief Justice TS surprised me, but I suspect the misses tangled them up rather than honing them in on the right answer, because I’m sure at least one of the three knows the highest-ranking judge of the U.S. Supreme Court is called Chief Justice!

Similarly, I thought the bishop TS might have been a result of forgetting the category versus all three not knowing/blanking.  I wouldn't have come up with it without the category, because I don't know how to play chess, but given the category I knew that was the piece they were after.

The Tito’s TS would have been surprising among a group of Angelenos; I wonder if after that miss, any of the contestants noticed its prevalence on drink menus while in the area for taping (that still wouldn’t give them the “handmade,” as that’s on the label, but although made in Austin it’s very popular here in L.A. [it’s better vodka than most of the same price range, so it’s popular with both patrons and establishments when it comes to drink specials, plus micro-brewed/distilled is always popular here], so it may be something they noticed after the fact).

A picture of Rachel Maddow isn’t quite as bad as last night’s picture of Janis Joplin, but come on.

I had absolutely no idea on FJ.

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3 minutes ago, Bastet said:

A picture of Rachel Maddow isn’t quite as bad as last night’s picture of Janis Joplin, but come on.

No kidding! She's got one of the top rated news shows on cable TV.

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1 hour ago, lb60 said:

I, on the other hand, remember almost everything.  Projects we did, plays we put on, where in the building my class was, games we played at recess.  Sixth grade, even more so.  I worshipped my teacher.  He was one of the reasons I eventually ended up in education.  Hell, I even remember my high school locker combination.

I envy you your memory. I just have bits and pieces from here and there. :(

Well, Jill. You gave me no opportunity to make fun of you. :D You were great! Sorry you didn't win -- Silver Medal though, as Driad said, so congratulations. BTW, I always wonder when someone buzzes and gets in again and again and again. In this case it was Anneke. Was she just able to beat you two to the punch?

As for me, I got Tito's, which I first saw on a visit to Austin and then noticed it ever since, and bishops. For one clue I thought Longfellow but wasn't confident about it. I was surprised that was right.

I didn't get FJ. I was lost. I didn't pick up on "Christian," though I guess subconsciously that finally led me to Easter Island. Oh well.

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I liked Anneke overall, but today’s interview comments were 100% cringeworthy. 

I guessed Pitcairn island only because of the “remote” part of the clue, entirely without making the Fletcher Christian connection. *gulp*

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29 minutes ago, Bastet said:

A picture of Rachel Maddow isn’t quite as bad as last night’s picture of Janis Joplin, but come on.

I can't believe sharp missiles in a bar game was a $1000 clue. Really??!!

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Aww, I was rooting for you too, Jill!

I only got Ethiopia (from the emperor reference) and Pitcairn Island. 

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37 minutes ago, Fex said:

I can't believe sharp missiles in a bar game was a $1000 clue. Really??!!

That was particularly annoying because none of the other Shop Talk clues (well, we didn't see the $200 clue, but none of the rest) had a clue within the clue; you just had to know.  The dart clue already had a visual example (as did dovetail joint), so adding in the pub game reference stood out as groan-inducing at the $1000 value.

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You did great @j5cochran! Sorry FJ tripped you up. And you got a GFY(guys). I really enjoyed watching you.

TS I got were 76, Ethiopia (from the emperor reference like @Sharpie66), Chief Justice, bishop, Greenwich Village. FJ was an instaget, but honestly I was amazed at how quickly Pitcairn came to the forefront of my brain since questions on that subject are always hit or miss for me. I get the names of the islands, the ship, the captain, and Fletcher Christian all mixed up with one another. 

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"In ev'ry pt he said "a chicken"
But Herbert Hoover he forgot
Not only don't we have the chicken
We ain't got the pot!
Hey Herbie"

I was in Annie, played the housekeeper and "chorus" and sang the Hoover song. Only thing was, my two left feet kept tripping over the fake fire (I'm usually cast for singing, NOT dancing).

Mr. Author and I said Pitcairn island together, so we'll have to go Dutch when we eat out :)

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I wondered if Pitcairn's (for Pitcairn) Island would have been ruled incorrect. That's what it's called in the title of the third book of the Bounty trilogy.

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Congrats @j5cochran on a well played game!  And as a royal buff myself, *high five* for doing so well in the royal firsts category! 

I was also very excited to see a Boy George related clue, since he has been my true love for about 35 years.

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Jill, you were great!  I'd forgotten which day you were to be on, so when you were introduced, I made a wee squeal of delight that I hadn't missed you.  Hahahaha.

When I was a travel agent back in the early 70s, a woman came in to the agency with this humongous scrap book filled with stuff relating to Pitcairn Island. She asked if we had any brochures or anything she could have to add to her collection. Up 'til then, I had never heard of the place, but now I've never forgotten it. The scrapbook including a bunch of very pretty stamps.

I am totally bummed over the new champ.

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7 hours ago, Toothbrush said:

You did great @j5cochran! Sorry FJ tripped you up. And you got a GFY(guys). I really enjoyed watching you.

TS I got were 76, Ethiopia (from the emperor reference like @Sharpie66), Chief Justice, bishop, Greenwich Village. FJ was an instaget, but honestly I was amazed at how quickly Pitcairn came to the forefront of my brain since questions on that subject are always hit or miss for me. I get the names of the islands, the ship, the captain, and Fletcher Christian all mixed up with one another. 

I knew that it was Fletcher Christian's child right away, I murmured Tahiti- but knew that was wrong and I knew it was an island that started with the letter "P" - but my poor brain never filled in the blanks. Sigh.

@j5cochran, we would have rooted for you even if you hadn't played as well, but man, you killed it. I thoroughly enjoyed you as a contestant (and no bad habits to make the forum cringe - did you take notes? LOL). I was very sorry Pitcairn was the pits for you.

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2 hours ago, Prevailing Wind said:

I am totally bummed over the new champ.

Although I would have loved to see Jill win, I don't mind the new champ. I know his swaying probably irked people here, but I really don't mind it. Anyway, he seems like a nice guy and had a good range of knowledge.

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Good job, @j5cochran!  You played a great game. Not only did you have a tough FJ, but you had two tough opponents.

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16 hours ago, Browncoat said:

I did manage to get 76, Salvage Dawgs, Chief Justice, pancreas, and bishop.

I didn't get Chief Justice, although I should have, or Salvage Dawgs, but did get the rest.

Add my congratulations for a great performance, J5Cochran.  Even though you didn't win, you played a terrific game.  And you got that QEII DD which somehow I managed to miss - don't know why since "blue colored stamp" should've made it easy for me.

FJ was a gimmee.  I answered it before Alex had finished saying "Thursday October Christian".  But then again, I've seen the Mel Gibson movie The Bounty more times than I can count (back when he was young, beautiful, and I didn't know he was a raging anti-Semitic asshole), and read several books about the mutiny and its aftermath.  Some seriously sick shit went down amongst the mutineers after they got to Pitcairn.

21 hours ago, saber5055 said:

I can't remember one minute of 4th or 5th grade much less what or if I learned anything there.

I remember being in chorus, and having the cutest music teacher, Mr. Wadsworth.

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10 minutes ago, proserpina65 said:

I didn't get Chief Justice, although I should have, or Salvage Dawgs, but did get the rest.

Add my congratulations for a great performance, J5Cochran.  Even though you didn't win, you played a terrific game.  And you got that QEII DD which somehow I managed to miss - don't know why since "blue colored stamp" should've made it easy for me.

FJ was a gimmee.  I answered it before Alex had finished saying "Thursday October Christian".  But then again, I've seen the Mel Gibson movie The Bounty more times than I can count (back when he was young, beautiful, and I didn't know he was a raging anti-Semitic asshole), and read several books about the mutiny and its aftermath.  Some seriously sick shit went down amongst the mutineers after they got to Pitcairn.

I remember being in chorus, and having the cutest music teacher, Mr. Wadsworth.

I went to three different schools in 4th grade, I only remember reading Wind in the Willows. Apparently the most memorable moment in 5th grade was that my teacher ate yogurt, which I had never heard of and thought it looked disgusting.

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@j5cochran, you ROCKED that show yesterday, from getting first buzz in and first correct answer to the (almost) very end. Going up against a four-time champ had to be intimidating, yet you were cool as a cucumber and dominated the game. I almost did a LOL when Trebek gave your band people, via you, a GFY. I think he liked you as he was gracious when one answer was goofed due to an obvious brain skip. Your breadth of knowledge is AMAZING and even if we didn't know it was "you," you gave us absolutely nothing whatsoever to nag about, including what you wore and your hair! Fact is,  you looked MAH-velous DAH-ling. Well played, well done.

That you, the dominant player, and the four-time champ both went out on FJ was a textbook example of why FJ bets are important.

Does it count that I googled "Mutiny on the Bounty island" as soon as the clue was given so had the answer before time was up?

No?

Alrighty then.

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On 1/15/2019 at 1:44 PM, Driad said:

Being on Jeopardy is like being on an Olympics team.  You're a champ whether you get a medal or not.  I hope some of the students asked that one if he had been on Jeopardy.

I was interviewed by my local television station (the one that show Jeopardy), and used that quote, among a lot of other talk about being on the show, etc.  The Olympics quote was the one that they used!  Thanks, @Driad

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23 minutes ago, j5cochran said:

The Olympics quote was the one that they used! 

I hope they added that you won silver!

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34 minutes ago, j5cochran said:

Oddly, almost no one else stayed after they had played their game.  I wanted to stay (and luckily, so did my family), to have the full Jeopardy experience.  After the Thursday game was over, Alex Trebek wandered by and spotted me in the audience. 
"You're still here!?!", he said, pleasantly, as if it were a nice surprise.

I can understand someone like Anneke leaving; she had to be pretty drained after four games.  But in your situation, I imagine I would want to stay, too - like you said, just being there to watch is its own special experience.  Had those who skedaddled watched other games prior to taping their own, maybe?

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3 minutes ago, Bastet said:

I can understand someone like Anneke leaving; she had to be pretty drained after four games.  But in your situation, I imagine I would want to stay, too - like you said, just being there to watch is its own special experience.  Had those who skedaddled watched other games prior to taping their own, maybe?

The contestants are allowed to watch the games before they play -- there is a special section for us to sit in.  We are warned not to speak with our friends and family, not even to look in their general direction!

Evan Beals (he came in second on Tuesday) stayed after his game, and we had lunch together in the Sony commissary. I did't notice anyone else staying after their game. 

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Thanks for blowing up the day after the auction, Twitter, so I could bet imaginary money and get FJ correct.

I probably watched the video of the shredding 20 times.  The guy on the landline was my favorite.

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Instaget FJ for me tonight.  I was a little surprised that one person missed it -- it was all I saw on the news for days.

I also got yeoman, and Shogun.  I loved that mini-series back in the day.  I can't remember if I read the book, though.

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“Girl with Balloon” turned into "Love is in the Bin" about seven and a half weeks before this episode taped, according to TheJeopardyFan. It doesn't seem that long ago; time flies I guess. I saw it multiple times on the news but not once on Twitter. Just more genius marketing from Banksy, whoever he is. Or isn't.
 

I thought John was an average so-so player yesterday against Jill. I was pos he would be a one and done. What a difference a day makes, hey?

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j5cochran, I was really pulling for you  yesterday.   You did a great job and looked wonderful.   I also like John.  He seems like a very nice guy and he doesn't wave the buzzer around like Frank did today. It drives me nuts when they swing it over their head to try and buzz in.  

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