Last week Noah Rachels from Astoria who works at Columbia University was cute.
Today was the first time in the history of any of the Jeopardy tournaments that all 3 players in a qualifying round ended up with a final score of 0. Interesting.
The Teen Tournament is going on and today was the second semifinal so normally the winner from today would advance to the finals. It's confusing, but Alex explained that the rules say the finals will consist of winners of each of the semis OR the highest scoring players if there was no winner. So since none of the kids today are winners and they each have 0 points, they are all out and one of the kids from the other semifinals will have a chance at that spot.
The final category today was Capital Cities and the answer was...
"It's criss-crossed by dozens of 'Peace Walls' that separate its Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods."
All 3 kids guessed "What is Dublin?" when the correct answer was "What is Belfast?"
And obviously all 3 wagered everything they had, which I guess I don't understand in this case. One had $1600, one had $12000, and one had $16400. The guy with the most just had to wager enough to make sure the guy in second place couldn't overtake him. But he must have been pretty confident with the category since he shot his entire wad and is now out of the competition because of it.
But it does make me wonder what they would have done today if 2 players had tied for the win. On normal non-tournament days, the ties always return as co-champions, but obviously they can't do that in a tournament.
Oh well. Interesting day on Jeopardy.
Sometimes there are some cute men on the show but I always have to wait until the very end when they are all out from behind their podiums talking to Alex and the camera gets a pretty good angle on their butts.
I always dvr it and watch it later, I hadn't watched tonight's yet though now I don't have to, thanks r13. I am sad to hear the really cute kid with the Clark Kent glasses and the awesome teeth made such a dumb bet.
Those are some dumb teens R13.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT is where the hot college guys are at!
I love to watch during College week, the guys are Hawt!
I agree, I love to check out the hot guys on the Price Is Right! My fav is when they spin the big wheel and their shirt goes up and you can see their abs or underwear.
OP has a picture of Ken Jennings on the ceiling of his bedroom.
Just saw a hot hunky guy named Hunter on let's make a deal. He was dress as an army guy with a tight white tshirt. So hot!
Merv Griffin is the creator of Jeopardy
I don't mind Ken Jennings, but fanboi either.
Teen Tournament is useless - I'm awaiting the start of the season winners' playoffs tomorrow!
I had to give the Teen Tournament style points for this round:
I took and passed the test to be on Jeopardy some years ago. But when they called me to actually appear on the show, I was ineligible because I'd been on another game show within the past year. I don't know if it's still in effect, but at that time there was an agreement among all the game show producers that they wouldn't feature anyone who'd been on another game show recently. Missed opportunity, I guess, but at least I won $2100 on the show I did appear on, whereas I probably wouldn't have won anything on Jeopardy.
Not a Hot Guy.
I envy how fast they think. They must be speed-readers, among other things. I'm still reading the question and they're already confidently clicking. They must have been the kids who turned their tests in to the teacher way before anybody else.
I know many of the answers, but it takes me 5 - 10 seconds.
Years ago a tall NYPD cop was a big winner. A week later saw him in a Christopher Street bar.
The teen tournaments aren't all bad. It was courtesy of last year's that we got the semi-classic "What is Pussy Furry?"
My favorite Ken Jennings moment:
Alex: This film starring Al Pacino was about a Cuban mobster.
Ken: What is "Scarface."
Alex: Say hello to my little friend.
Ken: Uh, maybe after the show, Alex.
It was a wild finish to the Teen Tournament yesterday.
I don't understand the confidence the winner had when writing his answer to Final Jeopardy. By my math, if the kid at the left podium had wagered everything in final and been correct, he would have been the champion because his total from Day 1 was well ahead.
r31 Who won? Was it my hotty Braxton Brock (or whatever his alliterative name is) with the super white teeth? Or was it the black guy who looks like Dwayne from 'What's Happening'? I usually tape but the time was all off because of the State of the Union address.
The black dude won. He made a courageous bet, which he won and made it very hard for the other two to catch up. I, for one, was extremely impressed!
'Twas Leonard Cooper, the "black guy." He was kinda arrogant about it. Watch Final Jeopardy here:
r34 r35 Thank you! I am glad to know others watch Jeopardy too. I have it set to record tonight so will be here tomorrow.
No thanks for ME?! I posted the damn clip!
Thanks r36. That was actually pretty cute, Good for him. All those kids were smart, too bad Nilai biffed it.
The kid with the teeth and glasses - Brock? - was cute but had young Republican written all over him.
Teeth and glasses kid freaked me out with that radio DJ voice he was trying too hard to make everyone aware of.
Bonus points to Leonard for rocking the untrimmed afro.
Cooper would be a lot hotter if he got rid of that damn fro. He really has a handsome face.
I wonder if R36 would have thought it was arrogant if a white kid had done the same thing.
Aww, come on r43, this has been a fun thread. I'm sure there was nothing racial about his comment.
R36, no racial undertones intended. But his self-satisfying attitude at the end was rather off-putting, black or white. I'm also R42 and I found him very attractive despite the 'fro so I had noting against him.
Incidentally, I sometimes found Kenny Jennings arrogant when he was mopping the floor with everyone many years ago.
[quote]But his self-satisfying attitude at the end was rather off-putting, black or white.
I got the feeling that he was the only contestant in the whole tournament who was treating it like a game and not some resume highlight or life changing event.
I'll admit I didn't warm up to him until chat time with Alex in the first final round when he told the story about coming home from school every day and watching gameshows all afternoon.
Leonard was trending on Yahoo news for "the best Jeopardy answer ever" I guess people really dug it.
I'm wondering if Leonard had a brain fart when he was writing this answer. He had enough of a lead to make it a runaway win for the day, and he wagered accordingly so he couldn't be caught. But did he forget about it being a 2 day cumulative final and how paltry his sum was from Day 1?
It must have clicked with him after Alex started revealing answers. I think that's why he has a funny look about him when Alex finally gets to read his answer. He must have been relieved when Shorty with Braces got the answer wrong (and didn't wager enough anyway) because otherwise he would have made Leonard's message about winning look stupid rather than cool.
The only other explanation I can think is that he was confident that Shorty with Braces wouldn't be ballsy enough to wager a big sum in the final. Shorty had actually been pretty conservative with his Double Jeopardy wagers, so maybe Leonard thought he could read him.
r48 yes, I think he knew Shorty wouldn't risk a lot. If memory serves he was the one who got most of the daily doubles and he never wagered very much. I have to watch today's now, I completely forgot.
Black people are overly confident whether they have a reason to be or not.
[quote]The kid with the teeth and glasses - Brock? - was cute but had young Republican written all over him.
I thought so too, r40. And he wants to go into politics. Oy.
Leonard was a hoot. Loved the gasp from the audience when he cooly bet everything on the Daily Double.
Okay so his name is actually Barrett Block. Hoping Sean Cody discovers him in a few years - looks like he has a smokin' bod.
r52 I knew it was something alliterative. He has a John Hughes name, that's up there with Blaine. He looked better on Jeopardy, I don't like that sweater at all.
Last night's Jeopardy had a Judy Garland question and it took a second for someone to get it.
I was dismayed that the Republican military guy won. I wasn't as fond of the woman back when she was originally on, but would've preferred her to win last night. The other guy's wearing black shirts strikes me as odd.
Am I just getting really old or were the people last night young? Like in their 20's? Is this a tournament of champions for the 20 somethings and then later the real one comes?
The guys last night were pretty unimpressive, I liked the girl too. I hope tonight's people are better. At least I was able to answer some questions last night. The teen thing should be easier in theory but it isn't because I don't know the books they read now (except John Knowles, I got that one) or the music or shows.
They stopped taking smart people because the average age was too high. They are trying for an audience that likes younger people.
I always root for the most attractive male, and boo the frumpiest female. I lose interest if at least one of these archetypes isn't represented. Who do I root for when everyone is equally bland and boring?
I actually think there's a disproportionate number of both attractive men and frumpy women on the show. The cute guys usually ping, too, so I think it's a case of higher intelligence among gay men (who are more likely to care about their appearance) while smart women as a group include a higher number of women who are unconcerned with how they look. So it's a lot of gay male overachievers and bookish spinster types.
Watching Jeopardy is not good for my self-esteem. They need to have a Jeopardy-style show about pop culture so I can watch at home and not feel so dumb. Maybe I should pitch it to Ryan Seacrest and E!
That was Frank Spangenberg, R27. He was a transit cop in my station when I first moved to Brooklyn. I saw him a couple of times after he won. He gave a large portion of his winnings to The Gift of Love Hospice, which helped people with AIDS.
They admitted in an interview I read that they had dumbed-down the questions to try to make the game more viewer friendly. They're doing more popular culture, but the big change is that they've added more hints.
15 years ago they would have asked what City hosted the first Continental Congress and left it at that. Now they toss in more little hints like "the First Continental Congress was held in this city, the city of brotherly love."
I think the woman last night was at least 40, R56. The military lawyer who won was over 30, just looked boyish.
R61 Wow! Our culture really is dumbing down. Thanks for the info. I have only watched a few episodes the past 15 years.
GSN revived The Pyramid game last fall. The contestants, both the celebrities and average players, were generally terrible. You could count on one hand the amount of times teams got perfect 21 scores in regular play. This is in comparison with the old 80s version with Dick Clark where even bad players like Jo Ann Worley could get perfect scores. I kept thinking when I watched the GSN revival "Has the education system gone down that bad?"
[quote]The military lawyer who won was over 30, just looked boyish.
r62, if you mean Paul Nelson, the Senate aid that won yesterday, he's 23. Or at least he was 23 in November when he was on his winning streak. He graduated high school in 2007 and college in 2011.
r62 Yes I meant the guys, I didn't pay a lot of attention to the girl. r64 So he was young! Good to know I'm not crazy. Is he the one who won? I have to admit I don't remember.
Wow! I thought he was older than that. So young to be a Republican ...
So stupid - the questions should be hard. People watch it to see smart people.
Holy shit, bow tie guy in the middle tonight had a Barry White voice. It was cognitive dissonance for sure, he looked all meek and then opened his mouth and blew me away.
R68 - yeah, that was pretty stunning. I recalled him from when he was on, but not the voice. I liked him better than the others, but it was pretty obvious he wasn't going anywhere.
r69 Yeah, now that I think back, none of last night's were really memorable or had me rooting for them. Who even won? Bow tie was ok, black dude was annoying me with his excessive eyebrow movement and the other guy doesn't even register now. I hope tonight is better.
The black guy with cocked eyebrow thing won; the other white guy at end I had to really reach to try to recall from his original run, and it was the name rather than the face that seemed even slightly familiar.
David (bow tie guy) gave an intro about a chick who wanted to write a romance about him, presumably a straight one, which did NOT seem to be him at all!
thanks r71 I did catch him saying in his story something about a romance script that seemed weird. Eyebrow reminded me of Jake from Becker. I will be watching and hoping for better tonight.
Who is Giles who just played the violin clues on Jeopardy? He's a hot daddy.
Maybe you should, R5.
I thought Giles seemed like a really nice, talented guy, but didn't do much for me sexually. You guys do remember that David is an out gay guy, mentioning his husband when he was on before? The Vietnamese gal triggered absolutely no recollection from me whatsoever for such a big winner during the year.
I agree that Giles was not hot, he had that balding long hair thing and an outrageous French accent. Which one was David? The heavy one or the thin one? The girl was kind of funny and cute. The questions were hard tonight, I only got about 7 of them, I normally do much better.
David was the older thin guy on the right. I did recall the chubby(ish) fellow on the left who won tonight from his appearances earlier.
Yeah, the questions were kind of hard; I kept missing ones where I was fairly certain I knew the right answer ... but, nope! The final question was pretty easy I thought.
David Gard, the out gay man who won I think four days in the fall last year, played yesterday. I didn't know so I couldn't see it. He unfortunately lost. Does anyone know the score? How well did each player play?
How many gay men are in the Tournament of Champions? We know David Gard is gay. I looked at all their videos online and several ping to me. I think Patrick Quinn, David Leach and Jason Keller are. I'm iffy on Keith Whitener.
I have a crush on Ashok. Pulling for him ;)
And the teen Champion is such a likeable kid. I hope (and I believe) he will do well in his life.
Friday's show was David Gard, Jason Keller and the hyper-perky Ms. Thieu(?); Jason totally blew the others away in a mega-runaway. David Menchaca (the bow tie guy with the Barry White voice) pinged big time to me.
That one guy was super hot. I sucked so bad at Jeopardy last night, I bet I suck even more tonight.
I have a thing for Patrick Quinn and was disappointed he lost (badly) tonight.
I clearly remember him from when he was on last year.
It looked as though Patrick wore a wedding ring?
I was glad to see that both blond Stephanie, and the brunette rocket scientist lady were Wild Cards.
Boo my crush Ashok didn't make it to the SF :(
And to think that the FJ is one of the easiest. But actually even if he knew it, his wage was not good enough.
It's fun when the players do something that makes the audience gasp like the Double Jeopardy wager the guy made on the episode today.
It was a slightly ballsier move than the very bold wager the eventual winner of the Teen Tournament made a couple of weeks ago, but only because his was only an $800 clue whereas the guy today did it on a $1600 clue.
And another item of note - Jason told that story about Stephin Merritt (of Magnetic Fields) recognizing him from the show and how a mutual acquaintance arranged for them to meet and spend a day together. Merritt happens to be an out gay man.
So Alex continued the proud history of Jeopardy making every effort to keep it on the down low that sometimes gay people are contestants. Jason told his story of meeting Merritt and then Alex quickly shut him down from going any further by saying, "We won't put you on the spot with regard to him."
What the hell, Trebek? Are you worried he's going to say something inappropriate on national television, like telling everyone that they fucked?
My guess (and this is only based on the people I know that watch Jeopardy) is that the demographics for the show tend toward the better educated members of the public. And doesn't education level have some correlation to tolerance?
Would it be so scandalous to the audience for a gay contestant to be allowed to acknowledge it? On the contrary, I actually feel that a majority of fans (both gay and straight) are conscious of the efforts the show makes to avoid gay players acknowledging such with their stories, and are probably as offended by that as I (a gay man) am.
Frankly, if Jason had said that he fucked (using better language, of course) Stephen Merritt, that would have been the best Jeopardy contestant story ever! Otherwise they are all so completely forced and therefore usually uninteresting.
Anyway, that's probably my only complaint with the show. And I know the 'closeting' of gay players isn't exclusive to Jeopardy, but it's the only game show I watch and I wish I could say I expect better of them.
My parents are both well educated and both watch and they wouldn't care if anyone was gay. They would probably expect it since gays are also a part of the population and some like Jeopardy and want to play it. I think Wheel would have a problem with their audience not accepting gay contestants but I doubt Jeopardy would. Trebek was driving me nuts tonight with his ridiculous French pronunciations of the Canada questions. And I think I did notice him kind of shoot that guy down while he was telling his story.
I'm willing to give Alex the benefit of the doubt, only because he probably wasn't aware that Merritt was (necessarily) gay, although he may well have inferred it. More likely, he didn't much like Jason in the first place. If you caught the ending of the show, I thought the way the winner patted Jason seemed a bit condescending. Then again, I though Alex was rather snotty to that guy in shooting down his buying a house in DC with his winnings - I assumed he meant he'd use the money for a decent downpayment, not that he expected to buy one outright, for Pete's sake!
A reminder that David Gard was VERY specific in referring to his HUSBAND when he was winning earlier in the year. Moreover, it seems like almost half the single women on their ping my Dykedar like a foghorn!
I was on the show about 10 years ago. The test given by the producers was harder than anything on the show.
I've heard that too r88. I used to work with a really smart IT guy who had tried out for Jeopardy and he told me how incredibly hard the tests were. I don't remember if he passed them but he didn't make the show. He said I shouldn't judge them as being dumb on the show because if they even got on the show they are smart. I also heard about the "lock out" that if you ring in too quick you are locked out from ringing in again and I know I would screw that up because I read it at home before Alex and always try to yell it out while they are still reading it.
[quote]A reminder that David Gard was VERY specific in referring to his HUSBAND when he was winning earlier in the year.
Yes that was one, r87, and good for David getting that out there. I've been regularly watching for nearly 3 years now (and sporadically before that) and that's the only example of a player mentioning a same sex partner/spouse that I can recall.
Yet isn't safe to assume that there have been many, many other gay contestants?
I do believe that the questions gay players get asked during the "get to know the contestant" segment sway toward the player telling a story that won't expose that they have a same sex partner. Whereas heterosexual players always seem to include a mention of their spouse or boy/girlfriend.
And I have no thoughts on whether Trebek or the production team is responsible for that. But my opinion is that the show as a whole seems to prefer that gay players not make it known.
But it struck me as an awkward thing for Alex to say "We won't put you on the spot with regard to him." when Jason was telling about spending time with Stephin Merritt. The fact that a (sort of) rock star was impressed with meeting (and possibly going on a date with) a Jeopardy champion should be something the show would want to celebrate. At least I'd think so.
It's so much cooler than the stories other players tell of how the extent of their celebrity is being recognized by elderly ladies in their local grocery store. But instead, Alex has him conclude his story by stopping him from going any further.
I've always assumed that the gay contestants themselves haven't wanted to be "out" on the show? I was left wondering about the bartender's pig roast - sounded like a lot of fun, and I picked up a whiff of gay at that point.
Alex, himself, seems kind of gay=icky to me, and I believe he's personally religious? Still, I can't see the producers allowing an outright embargo on mentioning one's orientation (in context).
R91; everyone: surely it's a known fact that Trebek is gayer than a goose??? Married to a woman, and having 2 kids, or not? He lived with his mother (I have read) for years and years, then he moved her to a house on his property (she might still be alive, 90+?) And remember the MANY SLN skits with Darrell Hammond playing Sean Connery ("Celebrity Jeopardy") and making ANY number of gay jokes about Trebek?
Puleese. Married gay, BIG time.
I suspect the same thing with Pat Sajak.
Merv's boys, the both of 'em.
r92 I used to hear that too when I lived in Palm Springs. A few of my friends swore Alex was gay and they knew someone who had been with him. I never knew if it was just something their friends were wishful about or if the friends were teasing them. But I always remembered and wondered about it. My friends were a 40 something year old really wealthy couple and knew Merv Griffin if that adds anything.
That would certainly explain Alex's discomfort with the subject. Still, I think the gay contestants just haven't wanted to push it by referring to their orientation in the interview segment, rather some sort of censorship.
r87 Yes, I forgot about Alex being so snotty last night with the DC guy. He was a real prick about it, like, "Good luck buying a house in DC that's not in the ghetto with so little money." Meow, Alex! Reign it in, buddy.
I missed the final Champion show, but since Colby was like 20K ahead it didn't seem to really matter much.
I'd completely forgotten about that TV producer guy from Oklahoma on "regular" Jeopardy, but seeing him yesterday he was pinging my very weak Gaydar, in spite of his being active in his church.
Maybe Colby will use some of his money to buy some some clothes that fit him properly.
Colby is eyebrows, right? I went back through this thread to find out and didn't see his name. Yeah, the red tie was not good. He was kind of snotty about where he teaches. He only teaches there because he attended that school not because of their crappy pay. Dude, you realize all teachers are underpaid, right? I still have to catch up on last night's.
Yeah, Colby was the eyebrows guy, and I had noticed his clothes weren't the sharpest.
Last night's show featured a guy whom I thought would have Dataloungers leaving a trail of drool.
I wonder if the new champion might be gay. He has serious gay face.
He did too well in the Musicals category to be anything else, R100.
Agreed - he seemed to feel that "Musicals" was a gift from On High.
I spoke with my mom the other day, and she reported that she'd been as shocked as I that the guy a couple of days ago talked of his bedwetting so openly on national TV like that.
r102 I know! The bedwetting thing was crazy. I get he was trying to tell his funny story but he should have made up another reason for the alarm. I haven't watched the last two days yet so haven't seen the musical guy. I will do that tonight.
I was shocked; SHOCKED! at the bedwetting story. I was yelling, "too much information!" at my tv, LOL. I wonder what Trebek/producers/audience thought??
SPeaking of the show as a whole, I am shamefaced to admit that as many years as I watch quiz shows (yes, I'm old), I've gotten to think that African Americans don't do quite as well (like "Wheel" tonight); I humbly apologize: look at this year: both the Teen Tournament and Adult tournament winners were African-Americans!
(slinks back to hut; downcast;ashamed.)
I was left with the impression that the jello wrestling as a "guy thing"!
Trebek=gay homophobe, one of an endless parade of bigoted stupid twits.
Well, any lingering doubts about him should be put to rest after hearing about the paper he wrote on Sherlock Holmes and Masculinity.
How do we feel about a hobby of making up power point presentations of dance steps?
Was that was he was talking about R108? I couldn't get beyond Supergay Gay Voice.
But forget him. What about the Tin-Tin look alike champ? He's been on about four shows already and I don't remember him ever mentioning a wife or GF.
Tin Tin lives for questions about musicals and theater.
The short personal stories segment is always a snooze and frequently cringe-making. "Alex, I've always been fascinated by shoe laces" and worse.
I like it generally, though am always disappointed that it seems to be an opportunity for contestants to confirm their hetero status as much as anything else, most (not all) of the time.
I just saw on Inside Edition that Matt Lauer is being considered to replace Alex Trebek (something that I had also read on a Lauer DL thread). I love Jeopardy but I won't watch if they make that smug, arrogant fool the host.
If you hate that dumb idiot as much as I do, please follow the link and let the Jeopardy people know. Thanks.
I'm going admit that I find him kind of sexy, but understand why folks dislike him.
Alex's contract ends in 2016. He's had two heart attacks so may leave sooner. Along with Lauer, Anderson Cooper (who'll be free when his daytime show this season) is on the short list.
Half the fun of Jeopardy is hating on Alec. Otherwise, it'd be a run-of-the-mill trivia show. Lauer is an awful choice. Maybe they can bring back the IBM computer to host or better yet, Ken Jennings!
I agree r116. Especially any time a French Canadian word is uttered and Alex has to do his over the top pronunciations and his smug, "aww too bad, you didn't know that it was of course __" in his condescending tone.
Ken Jennings would be a fun choice except for the fact that he is a Mormon. I would hate to think that I was helping to increase his tithe to the cult that fights against my rights.
R117 - I cringe at his slobbering over Canadian contestants, too. However, he does that "c'mon guys, you didn't know such an easy answer!" regularly.
I see that "Tin-Tin" lost tonight after having amassed about $130,000 for the past week and a half.
And we still never learned definitively whether he was gay or not.
Will Ferrell should replace Trebek.
No R120, but ... crewing? Oh my! And then there's the jello wresting - were there any chicks involved?
OP I completely forgot about the jello wrestling.
I do remember he was really good on all of the sports questions.
I guess I should have refered to him as Butch Tin-Tin in my posts above.
And BTW, Kal Penn would make a better Jeopardy host than anyone else I can think of.
I understand Steve Kornacki is rather a jock-ish fellow, too, for what that's worth. Was it me, or did he seem to butch it up a bit nearer the end of his run, more ... somber, less ... "facially jazzhands" (best way I can put it)? Alex actually seemed to like him. When all is said and done, he seemed to miss several opportunities during all that time to establish his str8 cred, had he wanted to.
'Bottom' is a category tonight. The cute gayish geek is gone.
I think our new champ is a 'mo. Just sayin' ...
Maybe I'm just attracted to brains, but a lot of the male winners seem to be pretty gay.
He did seem sort of particular.
Maybe with $100k plus, the former winner can buy herself a fully supporting bra.
R129 -- during the interview segment his chosen subject was doing bike rides for AIDS Research funding.
Was the balding boi on last night's show (the one who did all those "mud" challenges) gay? Or just wishful thinking on my part?
Alex is a smart man, but once in a while he demonstrates that he doesn't know some of the clues based on pop culture.
It's not a big deal at all, but because I'm such a super nerd-fan of the movies, I noted that he was thinking incorrectly about the Alien movie franchise the other night.
Final Jeopardy was Best Actress Oscar Nominations and the clue was worded something like "This 1987 nominee was the first time a woman was nominated for a sci fi film."
Before he started revealing the contestants questions he said (and just as with the clue I don't recall the exact words he used) that the film also launched a franchise. Wrong.
Then once he revealed the first player had the correct question of Sigourney, he added that the movie was Alien. I'm nearly positive that's what he said, and it would go along with him believing that was the start of the franchise.
None of the nerd contestants balked at the slip though. I would have because as the Jeopardy thinking music was playing I was imagining how I would completely dork out while writing my question and have scribbled something like "Who is Sigourney Weaver playing the awesome Lt. Ellen Ripley in my all-time favorite movie Aliens?"
Anyway, I'm a total Jeopardy fan and I don't mean to disparage Mr. Trebek. But I think it's fair game to point out errors like that when they happen so rarely.
When the time comes and Alex retires, I think they should consider Brad Rutter to be the new host.
He's lost a lot of weight since his first appearances on the show as a contestant and I actually thought he was kind of handsome when he did the IBM Watson challenge.
He lists TV host as his profession, although I don't see that he has a regular job. And he obviously has demonstrated the appropriate reverence for the game. I'd be happy with Brad taking over.
It looks like the college tournament is going to be free of any hot guys this year.
The two guys on today were cute. The middle kid from Northwestern looked like a young Seth MacFarlane. And the tall gay guy from Georgetown had a great smile even with less than perfect teeth.
Did anyone see Jeopardy today, 7/23? He was so cute. The only thing missing was a lisp.
I loved that queen who won tonight!
Two gay guys on last night (24/7). The bearded one who really thought he was going to win, and continuing champ, also bearded
[quote]The bearded one who really thought he was going to win, and continuing champ, also bearded
How could you tell they beard, r138? Did they tell stories about their 'wives' or 'girlfriends'?
I only get 20-25% of questions right;sometimes less. So other than English literature, show tunes, opera, that sort of thing - I'm no braniac.
BUT: it annoys me no end, and I find myself yelling at the tv, when contestant after contestant gets question after question wrong! I wonder why anyone thinks THAT's entertaining??
Thanks to whomever bumped this thread. R58 and R85 - surely you know/suspect? Trebek is heavily closeted (IMHO.)
Agree with the poster who find Trebek's overdoing of French words; accent annoying; I would also say - as I emailed a friend last night - the producers should STOP him from attempting accents, impressions - he's beyond horrible at them!
(2-1/4 hours to show!)
David Brown from Palo Alto who's been winning this week pings.
[quote]Maybe you should, [R5].
by: Anonymous reply 74 02/15/2013 @ 07:30PM
Oh, wait, hang on... nope, actually, it turns out you *cannot* burn someone TWO MONTHS AFTER THEY POSTED, you fucking retard.
And yes, I know I'm posting this almost six months after R74. But that's different.
Colby and his smirk won the whole enchilada!
I used to yell that, OP. Then I went on the show and lost. Cured me of ever watching again!
Has everyone noticed that Alex is one of the featured guests on the TCM Cruise this year?
Unless he has a burning interest in classic movies that I'm unaware of, he seems to be an odd choice.
Unbelievably handsome new champ on Jeopardy. An architect. Handsome face, hot, sexy beard. Wow
Tonight's Air Force guy is hot as hell! However, I'm prompted to post to ask if you folks in other cities got a very specific ad during the show to vote for Tom Nissley to appear in the upcoming champions battle? I can't believe my local Seattle station would be allowed to push him on their own, so I was wondering if he paid for it himself as a local spot?
Did anyone watch tonight? Sean Kram (!) should make his next stop Corbin Fisher.
Sean's not my type, but his coffee joint must feature the "moist-est panties" in America!
I'm thinking that the current 2-day champion Matthew Church Canadian medical student) is gay.
He's cute, but he has a way of speaking that makes it seem like friendly conversation doesn't flow naturally with him.
Frank Spangenberg, who won decades ago, is on tonight. Former cop with walrus mustache, looks 6'5".
I remember Frank. He also appeared in another tournament. I have always had a crush on him.
I used to see him at Christopher Street bars. Couldn't miss him, tallest in the place.
Is he gay???
Is Pope Francis Catholic?
the guy I loved was the professor from Canada who was adorable with a British accent. OMG to be in one of his classes.
I had a friend on Jeopardy, actually two, and one of them received a phone call after his episode aired and asked him if he would be in a porn film. He said, "Is this a joke?" It wasn't. He is married with a daughter, a normally very quiet person -- it just wasn't his thing.
Alex kidded Frank about always being in school.
He's now going for a PhD in Criminal Justice John Jay. He didn't win tonight.
Frank and partner live in an upscale community in Queens.
Hot red head named Gordon on now! Might be gay.
Gordon won tonight so he'll be back tomorrow. I will be watching!
Handsome Gordon from Victoria lost tonight. He's a squash player evidently.
Damn! What a pity. Hope someone scoops him up for Hollywood, or better yet for Sean Cody.
The mimute I saw Gordon, I knew DL mussies would be moist. The heavy duty sweater, in place of a sportcoat, was quite the fashion statement.
It's 2014 and we've seen exactly ONE contestant mention a same sex relationship. Alex fawns all over any mention of str8 sig others, so has he actually kiboshed any attempt at mentioning a gay partner for chatter purposes do you folks think? Or is it that the gay contestants haven't tried to do so? Or that the producers don't want it?
The new champion seems a bit light in the loafers. But, he might just be southern.
If he's straight, I feel VERY VERY sorry for him. Alex spent all of a nanosecond interviewing him (one sentence from Alex, one from the guy, and that was that).
Clay Walls is indeed gay (and available). He's a good friend and a sweetheart. His brother is also gay but dating a guy fairly seriously).
Please tell Clay we're proud of him.
Guy with a beard who won on Friday was totally hot, and possibly gay.
I was hoping the same thing when he was on before, R174, especially since we lived in the same city at the time (Boston). Alas, I recall being disappointed when he mentions something about a wife thing that he's attached to.
The current champion, who collects ballet shoes as a hobby, won't be back until Labor Day.
He almost DARED Alex to call him a fag at one point.
The Marine from a few days ago was hot as hell. However no one tops Gordon. He was so fucking hot.
Marine? Or do you mean the former Army Ranger? Or the military lawyer in uniform a week or so ago?
I liked the librarian who looked like Shaggy from Scooby Doo myself.
Two day Jeopardy champ David Brown is gay with a lot of character. Watch him tomorrow.
He's too pretty for me, but if he ever wrote a book of essays I'd pay $$$ to read it -- he's a HOOT!
I think the guy in today's tournament is gay. If not because purses fall out of his mouth every time he speaks then because of his last answer. The category was football terms. The answer was triangular pastry. He said croissant.
He was a music teacher. The gals chose football questions as they thought he wouldn't know the answers.
I take it the personal trainer/film-maker was gay?
I think the trainer upset Alex with the comment about sweatshop labor having made his suit. I don't think well be seeing his pretty face in any future battle of the decades. . .
He was HOT as hell.
He did say selfies were his favorite. Anyone know where he posts his own? And who's had him?
That selfies remark was a hoot, don't know how I missed it the first time. As far as looks go ... I'd rather have Ken Jennings (we like what we like).
Friday night's chick (Mary) was quite something! She seemed to be staving off full blown panic attacks.
Anyone else get pings off of Roger Craig? I find him a bit obnoxious. Ditto for Colby.
Tonight's contestant mentioned his boyfriend. Alex seemed pretty cool about it I must say.
Tonight's Canadian cub was likely the cause of many moist mussies.
The champ is cute, but what's the deal with the freakish throat hair? He shaves his face, but leaves the hair directly under his chin to grow out.
[italic]Jeopardy[/italic] is a fraud!
Always has been. Always will be.
The current champ has a weird smile. It is really off-putting. If he had a bit of lipstick he'd look like the joker.
I think he must have a serious case of Aspergers.
Hot mountain of a man won yesterday...he'll be the returning champ today. He gets and A+ on the hair.
OMG He just mentioned his boyfriend.
I just saw that too, R198. I had to rewind the DVR to make sure I heard him right.
I'm glad that chick didn't tthink through her wager. Where's his BF R200
Cute isn't he? Alex was in love again.
Ryan's jaw dropped when the female contestant tied with him for champion.
I know ....he was so cute...
Alex certainly managed to conceal what I'm sure was his "WTF!" thought when he mentioned the bf. Now if only some of those obvious dykes would start doing likewise.
I'm glad there's an out and proud gay on Jeopardy, but this one is too perky for my taste. Where are the dark and brooding homos?
I wanted the loudly ping-ing teacher he defeated actually.
I turned the channel before the interviews so I didn't catch that Ryan had a boyfriend. When Ryan looked at the female contestant who got a tie score with his mouth open I wondered if he was gay. Gay men have much better eye contact with women than heterosexual males who usually avoid looking into women's eyes for long periods.
I *still* don't like Arthur Chu!
Purses and frocks abounding!
Tonight's tieless, fleece'd oh-so-cute loser set off my faulty 'dar a plenty.
R210 Jim Coury. I think he's cute and possibly gay.
BOTH guys seemed gay to me, but I meant the one other than the guy in the suit with the beard.
Julia! Julia! Julia!
Rooting for her to win it all!!!!!
Or the tall guy.
Anybody but the Asian.
I love Jeopardy Julia. Is the the only Julia who's not horrible?
I like Julia, too. Just NOT Arthur Chu; Alex loves him enough for the both of us.
I'm incredibly suspicious whenever someone's been on more than a day or so, and there's no mention of a str8 sig other.
I was enjoying that tall blond guy whoever he was.....not classically handsome but very cute. Boyfriend material.
Do you mean Mark Japinga as the tall blond guy (siort of Tin Tin-ish)? Ping 4 me.
Damn! Julia didn't win 😟
At least Chu didn't either. Looked like a fool betting everything at the end.
I loathe Chu to the point I could not even watch this tournament. I became irrational the last time he was on and would sit screaming at the tv.
Just happy to hear that bastard lost.
I liked both Julia and Ben. Very glad Arthur didn't win.
My favorite contestant of all time is Roger Craig. He was adorable.
I was for Julia also. Very down to earth. No airs like far too many of the contestants. And none of the three finalists were lawyers. I noticed Ken Jennings didn't get all that far on Millionaire. He didn't know what university in the northeast had eating clubs. I'll never understand how an acquaintance of mine from my home town made Ivy.
Surprised by the Julia love, I found her smug. Glad Arthur lost and happy Ben won.
r222, Although I was a Julia fan, I found Chu way too intense.
Now at last the tournament has ended - and we'll find out if all of the New Orleans Saints Final Jeopardy debacle contestants get to come back.
I'm glad Ben won. Just so long as Artie lost.
Julia was very sick during the Tournament, to the point where she almost pulled out.
R224 oh yeah, that stupid question. I still say New Orleans Saints is the only acceptable answer.
Intense is a good word for it, R223. He may be a nice enough guy, away from the program, but as a contestant, he just takes the game too personally/seriously. He did mention the dislike of him (controversy, as he called it).
Julia seems like she's a fag hag, which may be why she's so popular her, as well as with Alex. Ben seems like a nice guy, although his aw-shucks manner gets a bit much.
Roger Craig seems very smug to me!
Remember that early champion Chuck Forrest. Hot as hell. I used to fantasize about him all the time. Now he lives in Rome with the other Roman gods.
This is the only contestant who bothered me more than Chu
God, Colby with his stupid eyebrows. Awful
R231 I loved leszak and his floppy hair and sweaters. He was a very attractive older man.
Chuck seemed like a good guy.
Unlike most here, I like Arthur Chu precisely because he is unlikable and tried to play his own game. I was surprised that he almost dominated the 2 day final except the FJ in the 1st day which basically was the game-changer.
Julia, was clearly a level below Arthur and Ben during the tournament. Maybe because she was sick?
Do we think our current champ (the blond Pole) may be a 'mo? I'd place a modest amount on it.
I was rooting for Julia but then she put her left hand on her hip and had that "I'm just going to have fun" attitude. She wasn't in it to win. My impression was Arthur answered the most questions followed by Ben then Julia. After a very exciting first day the second day was boring. I thought Arthur was in his mid-30s then I looked online and found out he is 30. He looks older. Arthur knows a lot of trivia about European and American history and the Bible but I don't think he's ever answered a question about East Asian history.
r234: I say of course he is. Cuute little guy in a tight little suit. I love his husky voice too. I hope he stays on for a while.
Current champ Mariusz G. is adorable. Yeah, his voice makes me think he's a smoker. He's a cute little Aryan! I'm glad he won. I got a feeling that Alex was rooting for him as well.
I still like the sweater guy whatever his name was.
Finally! A Jeopardy champ that I'd like to see naked! You rock, Mariusz!!
I'd have given ANYTHING to see Chuck Forrest naked!
Chuck Forrest reminds me of Jack Palance.
That's not a compliment.
Liking the blond Polish champ, the obese PR guy was getting to me.
Last night's bearded, suited contestant seemed gayer than Marius.
The new Jewish champ with the shaved head sounds like Daffy Duck when he speaks.
[quote]The new Jewish champ with the shaved head sounds like Daffy Duck when he speaks.
I don't know, if he's Jewish why didn't he know what the prayer shawl was called? No one else buzzed in, he had all the time in the world, and still didn't answer.
Maybe he's from a secular family?
TOTAL cringe worthy moment:
"Are you Chinese?" Yesterday, Aggie mentioned she is Korean!
"The new Jewish champ with the shaved head sounds like Daffy Duck when he speaks."
Well, he has a Jewish surname and his face screams Hebe.
"his face screams Hebe"
"Jeopardy" was pre-empted in Boston on Friday, did Mr. Saliva retain his championship?
Can you watch it via Providence as an alternative in those cases?
It's kids' week. I hate kids' week. *grumble grumble*
Did you say kids' week?
Oh ... FUCK ... I hate kids week, too!
The kid who won was called Cerulean. What a terrible name.
Alex wanted to take that blond, smooth, surly little jock and spread his cheeks and rim him right there on stage. I love how the kid huffed at Alex and one of his stupid questions. But I'm glad super nerd won.
Super nerd was a cute, happy kid who told his little interview story well. And it looked like he had two moms. Cool!
Blonde, jock boy seemed to have a bit of an attitude.
If there has to be a kids' version of Jeopardy, it was cast well. Baby gay named Cerulean vs. baby straight athlete vs. baby black ballerina. I loved when Cerulean bet all his $11,000 or so and got the answer right.
I nearly shit my pants when he did that daily double.
Not to sound like a perv, probably too late, but you can tell that surly little jock is going to be a hot piece of ass with anger management problems in about 10 years.
R259/R263, you're coming off as kind of creepy.
I kind of thought the same thing. He had good bone structure. And did you see him look over at Cerulean every time Cerulean got an answer right? Probably wanted to punch him. Especially when he was on a roll at the start of double jeopardy.
I know R164 and I'm so sorry. I never would have thought I could muddy up a fucking Jeopardy thread.
I think it's a sad, sad, sad commentary on the current status of children's television when not one of these pampered, entitled brats could answer the Final Jepopardy question right.
WTF?? Nobody watches Sesame Street anymore??
Every adult in that audience knew that answer.
R267, how much money have you won on Jeopardy?
Jesus Christ, R268, he's named CERULEAN, for fucks sake.
R267 I'm 32 and had no idea it was big bird. I couldn't even think of an answer.
I don't like too many kids, but Cerulean seems alright. I'm happy he won and didn't bomb on that daily double.
I missed the question, R267 -- I thought maybe the Incredible Hulk?
It seemed an inference that the woman sitting next to the person waving her hand as Cerulean's mom was a same sex partner, but not absolutely certain; I think Alex's references to his "parents" meant he was clued into that in advance? Cerulean seemed gay to me. The idea of a gay kid of gay parents on Jeopardy would be a WHOPPING statement on where we are now.
A character that's been around for over 45 years that's over 8 ft tall??
r273, the answer is "Mr. Clean."
When was "Mr. Clean" ever over 8' tall?
Wouldn't The Jolly Green Giant be more likely?
So once again Alex was fawning over a young blond athlete.
The jock kid wasn't particularly blond; the dork-nerd was.
That little girl was super annoying.
I fear her classmates may share your opinion.
This little girl was not annoying.
True. She was pretty chill.
So, it's confirmed that Cerulean does, indeed, have two moms.
R293 I thought so. That's cool. I liked that kid
Are they gonna have the winners compete in a big finale or is this it?
One winner per day?
Well at least that girl on Wednesday night didn't have to waste time competing in Final Jeopardy, she could get started on curing cancer.
Good lord, the girl in the middle looked and acted like a 40-year old woman.
Smile, honey 😀
Poor, teeny tiny Olivia.
LOL R287 I thought the same thing. She looked like she was seriously in her early 30s.
She sounded much older too.
Agree. She definitely seemed at least 15. Grown up voice.
I liked the little boy who won. Like Cerulean part 2.
[quote] Poor, teeny tiny Olivia.
Alex's takedown of her height early on surely didn't help her confidence. Also noted: When the results of the Final Round were announced, he mentioned her having trouble with her "clicker" throughout the show.
The height thing was in poor taste. Sue me, but I thought the boy's dad was kinda hot when they showed him in the audience.
Captain Ryan! Have you seen him? Army or Marine Captain -- sorry don't know the difference. He's been totally snarky to Alex! It's fantastic. It's like Alex works for Captain Ryan. The Captain is taking Alex down.
captain Ryan is playing Jeopardy like he was using Monopoly money.
The Captain don't care.
The winner tonight was cute. And according to his interview, his wife told him he looks good in cycling shorts. I wish I could see that.
The returning champion was going by her last name, "Rooks". Thought that was odd. Something about her bugged me, but she was a good sport applauding her opponents daily doubles, etc.
I caught that yesterday about Rooks, but ... hey! I liked her, and I liked the guy, but the other lady ... not so much.
Yeah, I didn't *dislike* Rooks. I worded my post poorly. She just seemed odd and quirky. But all in all, she was such a good sport you had to cheer for her.
At least she made some good coin the last couple of days.