Time for a new thread.
Time for a new thread.
It's been so log with the TOC that I can't even remember who the current champion is.
I made a point of remembering that the last regular show was three wimmens. The guy tonight has a cute picture.
Interesting how we hit 600 as the TOC ended!
Wow, Kara is just...insufferable.
Really good game.....no one was a drag on the tempo!
Eric!!!! Wouldn't mind if he stayed around awhile. FJ was difficult for me.....knew it when I heard it. A couple of categories were stretching it.....
Is everyone going to try to be "on" now? Is Austin the new benchmark?
We all have our strengths here. I got final right off the bat before I even finished reading the question; then again, I choke completely on a lot of plays and films that folks find as gimmees. I was rather surprised when he ended up mentioning a wife, as his jazz hands intro lead me to believe ... otherwise. Such a touchy-feely fellow he is, too.
Funny: I thought "Albania" in the clue made the FJ pretty much a giveaway. R4, I reaaallly hope Eric wasn't mugging in his introductory shot because Austin made it the latest thing.
I wouldn't be surprised if Austin, Alan, and maybe Buzzy could all be plotted somewhere on the autism spectrum. I'm not sure Austin could help the mugging -- might have been a his response to nerves.
Whatever Eric used to cure his pizza face, it worked like a charm!
I say enough already with the cute gestures and mugging. The contestants should all be told to SHUT UP during the game unless they are giving answers. Any cute shit they want to express can be done during the interviews, which Alex is extremely adept at shutting down. The only thing they should be allowed to do is write something on their FJ screen - especially if they are in a losing position. Unlike so many others, JEOPARDY has always been an intelligent and dignified show and this bullshit needs to GO.
This stuff started with the Shimmying Lady, I believe (unless Matt Jackson came first)?
Easiest FJ ever.
Yup......for all of us except handsome Eric!
Purple Menace will return tomorrow....oh my.
WOF and J were pre-empted in my area for a local Christmas "talent" show. It wasn't until it was almost over when I realized I could watch it on my local MeTV channel. I only got to see FJ.....so hopefully it was a great game!
Ugh - can't stand her! Poor Wilbur losing like that, too. Nice northeastern dig at L. A. folks from Eric.
Had no idea of Final, so guessed Abbey Road.
WOF OT: Big Boy pinged to me.
I guess I don't understand the rules. To me, Wilbur got the answer. Would he have gotten credit if he had written "Sgt. Pepper" and stopped right there?
What's the difference between that and only writing a person's last name?
I think when it's a title, it has to be exact. You couldn't say "Gone with the W" and been correct; or Mona L for the DaVinci painting. Perhaps they instruct the players on this point beforehand? I thought Wilbur may just have run out of time.
Fuck you, Trebek.
The purple reign of terror continues. Some of the categories were a bit awkward....but the contestants were game.
Military girl was smart. Bartender was a lost cause.
The interviews must have been VERY awkward.....the editing was obvious in all three.....
I think Wilbur was cheated also. I think they should allow him to come back. I can't stand her purple hair either.
As a Seattlite, I find her hair dye actually fairly subdued or conservative, more blue than actual purple, which some folks color their locks in honor of University of Washington. She lost me at robotics team during her interview.
Poor Grandpa Jim... past it and didn't know it. Sadly, I took the point of the military lady's story to be that she was hip, not square, didn't quite work.
One of the poorer games we've had in a while, although we've just come off a couple of weeks of Champions which may skew it a bit. Final was a freaking total giveaway, so I was still mildly shocked that neither of the challengers got it.
Agree Wilbur was cheated. They knew that he had enough of the correct answer to count.... Just for comparison, today’s daytime jeopardy final had a clue that was obvuisky Benedict Arnold but the “winner” just wrote “Arnold”. Alex accepted it!! Could’ve been Arnold Swarzenegger he was going to write!! Crazy
Wilbur should be invited back.
I'm always in Wilbur's stable.
I'm going to say one thing: an identical necktie and pocket square is known as matchy-matchy. Just say No!
Tom Thumb? Really?
Another give-away Final question.
We have discussed gay face, and gay voice, here at Datalounge. Based on tonight's show is there such a thing as as gay penmanship?
Boo! It was preempted in NYC by a college football game.
R25 - But it was shown later in the wee hours of the morning. (I DVRed it but haven't had the chance to watch yet.)
Keep that in mind in the future: when Jeopardy preempted at 7PM, check for a later airing.
I did DVR a later showing. And it was an old show.
I thought episodes were uploaded to YouTube?
Gosh, have you guys stopped watching because you're boycotting the tropical shirts or something?
I mentioned I was good at geography, so I did get final. I also knew Nizhny Novgorod, but realistically figured that was rather a tough question.
I wrote off old man Hilary at first, but he did better than I had expected him to. The chorus lady struck me as being very much down with the homos, so I wouldn't have minded her winning either.
WOF: the trucker'queue was something, but any of you notice his best friend in the audience? I really wanted to see him onstage!
Gosh, have you guys stopped watching because you're boycotting the tropical shirts or something?
I guess I enjoyed the Tournament of Champions more than I care to admit, because the shows since then have been boring.
Contestants seem to do poorly on literature, which saddens me. They didn’t know Howl or Olive Kitteredge.
Good evenly matched contestants today. I liked the categories, too.
Amanda was going right along - I hope her knowledge of the planets and gods is reported to the Missouri Synod.
I want Matt to come to my house and drink grape soda..... *wink*
Why assume she is Synod? Many Lutherans are ELCA.
What's left to say when they blow a giveaway Final question like that?
New champ chunkster and grape soda aficionado Matt is kinda cute.
In the "Shoes" category, Missy knew Dr. Martens but not Manolo Blahnik. Lesbian?
Again the know-nothings about literature. Damn Philistines.
I guessed radical fringe, not lunatic fringe.
I thought they were just looking for the word fringe. Astounding that I knew almost every single answer that none of them did. How in the hell could you qualify for Jeopardy and not know the capital of New Zealand? Shawn, unfortunately for him with the timing of the taping, reminded me of Al Franken.
We read Ragged Dick in high school.
WOF OT: did I really hear that the woman had two girls named Elizabeth and Eliza?
Alex seemed a bit pissy about today's non-answers. C'mon, people! Hadrian's Wall ring a bell? Duh.
Alex misses Austen.
So do I, r40. Austen was n't some high-priced NY or LA lawyer. I think lawyers who bomb out on Jeopardy should have to lower their fees. Has Austen changed Jeopardy standards where conduct was concerned? I know smiles were obligatory.
Alex misses Austen.
Austen wasn't some high-priced NY or LA lawyer.
Has Austen changed Jeopardy standards where conduct was concerned?
If the two of you were on Final Jeopardy, Alex would have say something like "Oh, I'm getting word from the judges we can't accept this as a correct response because of the misspelling." ;)
^ have to say
My kingdom for an edit button!
R38 I thought the same thing. Grape Soda was very lucky the challengers didn't know the FJ answer and messed up their wagers.
I, too, was astounded at what they DIDN'T know! I liked the categories. At least there wasn't one that was full of "video" clues....those are useless. I wish they would get rid of the crew that travels around and tapes those things.
Nice grape flavored tie on the returning champ, and I am looking forward to a GOOD game tonight.
Gal did a nice comeback and Shaggy English Teacher started well, but faded in the stretch....his hair was ALMOST disturbing in its abundance.
R33 I assumed she was Synod because those ELCA gals always mix their patterns......
Wow - final was so obvious that I knew what it would be before they even asked the question! Again, I was surprised at what the contestants didn't know.
I never thought I'd be using this common DL expression until now, but ... I wanted Tal inside me deeply.
I got Final, but then again back in the day I was addicted to I, Claudius.
I couldn’t take my eyes off Tal. What a hot, sweet hunk. I could fall in love with that guy.
Good even matches all this week. Hopefully this trend will continue. I like the new ending where Alex talks to all the contestants behind the podiums EXCEPT that we can't see how tall the guys really are.....
I guessed Nero also but was hesitant because 65 AD seemed a little late for his reign. As it turns out, he died in 68 AD.
R47, same, loved the series and then read the books--all fantastic.
I had just checked out today's contestants when I looked in here and saw that. My first thought when seeing him was: "Is this what they call 'gay face'?"
It must be said. Kyle is adorable.
Fun game......Alice's voice was most annoying. Lisa gave it the old college try, but I think she was slow on the buzzer.
FJ was a giveaway, so the wagering was crucial. Good on Gilbert Bates.....I mean....Kyle for winning. Not sure he will be as lucky with some fast buzzer competition....we shall see?
Kyle looks so Nashville with that tie and sweater. No, for me , the final wasn't a giveaway,because I haven't been exposed to children's lit for years. There are many finals all three missed that I knew, but I didn't know this one.
Yay! The nerd pulled it off in the end.
He got a real slow start.
Was anyone else not surprised that Kyle didn’t do well in the NFL category?
HA HA, R57!
I wouldn't exactly call Where's Waldo "literature", but I got what they were driving at.
Alice sounded like a Valley Girl to me, although she knew her stuff, I'll grant her that.
Dimples Matt started strong and then faded in the stretch. Kim had a mean teacher face.
It was a good game.....it seemed like Kyle was fading and he was not on track during the first round, but he picked up quickly in the DJ round.
The last few days, the interviews have been strangely edited - as if there was too much NOTHING said or that the producers were trying to salvage something from pieces of conversation.... FJ was a mystery to me, I thought of Napoleon because of the years....but nothing came to me....
I wonder what color sweater and tie Kyle will wear tonight?
All I could think of for yesterday's final was the Congress of Berlin. I was traveling so just watched it now via YouTube. All three of the interviews were indeed strangely flat. Kim was in trouble early on as there weren't going to be enough Old People's questions for her to break out. Matt's resentment of Kyle's late breakout was incredibly obvious.
"Old People's Questions," ha! My category...
I love our cookie-smelling champ.
No love for Hitchcock, which was surprising.
I'm glad the cutie nerd keeps winning.
No sweater for Kyle tonight - but he still did fine.
Yes, not ONE Hitchcock answer from anyone? Grandpa was certainly slow, I'm surprised he did as well as he did. FJ was interesting.....I guessed the correct response, but didn't know for sure.
Trying to figure out the belt on the lady.....new or vintage?
Kyle keeps rolling along.....maybe tomorrow night he will have something interesting - or SOMEONE will.....PLEASE!!!!
I couldn't believe no one got Vertigo for Kim Novak. I also can't believe that no one commented about how last week's champion Lisa Kristina looks like Veronica Cartwright from the Witches of Eastwick.
Saw yesterday's show on YouTube just now. I now imagine Kyle as wearing Eau de Cookies cologne, with all sorts of Keebler Elf memorabilia in his bachelor pad; anyone else concerned he's going to start crying any show now?
Doctor was quite butch, I'll bet he's not very well liked by the nurses and staff will have to deal with him. Lady's color scheme was interesting, although Halloween was a while ago. Man, Latin club tours of Europe, that guy is really a first-class dork. Not that there's anything wrong with that ...
I did not get Kim Novak at all, but then again the only thing I know about Hitchcock is Tippi Hedren in the birds. Final took a couple of moments, but kicked in well before the time was up.
In R66 he looks like a young Pee Wee Herman.
The sweat on the top of the challenger's shaved head made it look as though he had just come in from a rain shower. Bragging about being accepted to all the Ivy League colleges, eventually going to Harvard of course, doesn't exactly endear you to the audience.
WOF OT: any comments re: Posing Pouch Pete?
Ben is an incredibly annoying spaz. Crude, but true. There is something very wrong there.
R70, Ben is either autistic or nuts.
Very awkward new champ. I’ll miss Kyle.
r72, I don't. Too wholesome. Will he make the tournament with just four wins? I agree the new camp is somewhat awkward, but we needed a new face.
I noticed Ben on WOF didn't say he played piano....his hand was shaking like Parkinson's......I kind of wish he had won money instead of a car.....
Goodbye, Kyle! It was fun while it lasted, although NOBODY should have missed that FJ question! I am sure the staff is happy about not having to invent anything else for Alex to talk to you about..... New champ - nice win.....but I don't think many will warm up to you.
I'm pulling for LaKedra.
Charlie Shorts was fucking hot. I like to think his dick would occasionally fall out of his shorts.
Good riddance, Ben. Twat.
I quite like LaKedra.
I waited the whole show to come here to find out how many people felt that Charlie was in the same league as Tom the Bartender? Lakedra knows her stuff! Bye, Ben (won't miss you, sorry).
Final was pretty easy.
Charlie Shorts was cute, but not that sharp, maybe? I thought Ben was kind of melting down with his signalling device for a while, there.
Ben was definitely melting down. What a spaz.
I bet Alex hated him.
Charlie Shorts was cute, but not that sharp, maybe?
He earned $12k through DOuble Jeopardy. Respectable showing.
Aww no Charlie...
I've seen less frenetic hand motion in a four-way jackoff party than Ben was exhibiting in his frenzied masturbatory attack on his signaling device. At one point he jerked it so high while pounding it that I thought the buzzer had cum in his face.
It seemed his left arm is non-functional?
How do you think Charlie Shorts REALLY got his nickname?
Tonight, again, I noticed something annoying that Johnny Gilbert does. When he announces how much the current champion has won thus far, if the person has won, say, $25,401, he says it as "Twenty five thousand, four hundred and one dollar," rather than "dollars." Weird that nobody has ever corrected him on that over all these years.
LaKedra is an OB/GYN doc? She seems so young, I thought she was a grad student or something.
WOF: flaming queen tonight
Tough final, yet so simple. Kirke is church in German as well, and I'm kicking myself for not getting it. But that professor was gorgeous, the most beautiful eyes. I'm going to google Bates College faculty and see what he teaches.
He's a history professor and not the most gracious loser.
I'm surprised no one guessed Dunkirk given the recent movie.
The "flaming queen" on WOF won a trip to DR! Too bad he didn't get the final...
That middle guy was gorgeous!!
Well, the only guy ☺️☺️
"The 'flaming queen' on WOF won a trip to DR!"
Okay, what the fuck is "DR"? Would it kill the poster to spell it out?
Dominican Republic......and he was T A L L.
LaKedra is killing it! She seems like she has a good head on her W I D E shoulders, and she seems to like her job a lot. I bet she is a good doctor!
Weird categories today. Poor Kentucky girl was outclassed all around, but she never gave up. I was kind of hoping Ian would pull out a win.....but NOPE.
Oh....R86, one night a couple of years ago, Alex addressed that. He said that grammatically, the and ONE dollar is correct.... I don't think so either. You wouldn't say it was a group of ten thousand four hundred and one boy..... Hopefully there are some grammarians on DL who can tell us if Johnny Gilbert is correct.....
LaKedra broke their spirits by rolling through that state capital anagram thread like she did.
[Charlie] earned $12k through Double Jeopardy. Respectable showing.
Very true, actually. Maybe nobody would show well against Lakedra and her ginormous anagram-busting doctor brain.
Professor Ian is a history prof--lives with his husband and Pomeranian-poodle, Ashur. Their wedding announcement (2014) was in the NY Times. He's grown into his looks nicely--in older pictures he looks nerdier--taking the glasses off helps.
One night a couple of years ago, Alex addressed that. He said that grammatically, the and ONE dollar is correct...
That can't be right. "I paid nine hundred and one dollar for a new refrigerator?" No.
I was surprised that Lakedra is a physician when she's obviously so out of shape? She knows her stuff, and seems like a really nice person, which is plenty for me. Ian was good looking and a decent sort, while KY Woman was just ... there.
I got final at the very last minute.
As for WOF, Pat didn't seem all that uncomfortable with the guy to me. I liked the brother they showed in the audience, who is more my type, what can I say? I was horrified that they might actually send the poor f a g to Jamaica, which would have been a very bad idea.
Lakedra Pam. Why does she use her obvious middle name as her last name? Is it because she works in a prison and doesn’t want convict families to track her down?