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?
FTM won today! Did you boys even notice? Check out the tiny hands tomorrow.
I, of course, knew right away. Bryce (tee hee!) said he married an Indian girl and she almost set him on fire at the ceremony. Hmmmm.
At least he's not saying he's a gay man.
Sorry to see Big Momma Lakedra go.
Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?!
On the one hand, I thought Bryce was totes adorbs, on the other hand he pinged the like hell! I'm not buying the FTM though, I've met enough dorky boys like him. Usually, I save this for later, but the Wheel of Fortune at champ ping like hell too, despite the wife and three kids. Actually, his wife looked like exactly the type of plain Jane who would marry her gay best friend. (see: Tim Kaine)
All I could think of for final was Old Man and the Sea, and I knew Hemingway was long gone by then. Sorry to see the good doctor go, she seems like a really nice person. The middle woman from New Jersey was interesting in that she popped up with enough answers at random places that it seems she might be a surprise winner in the end.
Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? had me exclaiming "OMG, a Datalounge classic!"
FJ was easy. The “solitude” word was a dead giveaway.
Sorry to see the good doctor go.
Is Bryce a T? I think tomorrow's contestant Brennan might be. Check out the pic on the Jeopardy website.
Sorry to see Lakedra go. Still missing Charlie too.
Again I'm kicking myself because "leyo Cien Anos de Soledad." But it was a tough final. Will miss the good doctor.
With Brennan the question is more whether he is now a straight or gay "man"? Will look at Bruce's hands more closely, but if he is T he passes as a super-dorky boy well enough; last night's shirt and tie combo looked like what such a guy would pick out.
Weren't you listening? Bryce discussed his Indian wedding ceremony. and said his bride nearly set him on fire with hot butter.
LeKedra looked really nice last night in her black jacket. She tried but she seemed distracted. Olive Oyl in the middle kept plugging away, but I think the categories were not in her wheelhouse.
BryBry was super fast with the buzzer and knew a LOT! I'm always glad when they get the DJ clue out of the way early in the first game, so they don't spend their time jumping all over looking for it.
Not sure about him being FTM.....but we shall see....
YES Jeremie on WOF was too precious. First time I can remember that ONE contestant won all three toss-ups AND every game! He ended up with $68,000+. And all three of his brothers in law hugged him.
Unfortunately tonight we will have to deal with JG's "and one dollar" again..... Grammar experts please help!
Alex Trebeck was laughing at everyone like losers that they didn't know Steinbeck.
R112, he was correct to. Philistines.
They should have known that Steinbeck is a perennial on that show, like Kerouac and Shakespeare.
Bye Bry! I dodn't think he was FTM.....at the end after he lost, he put both hands in his pockets like a true nerd.
The guy on the other end....however......one wonders.
New champ seems to really WANT it. Wouldn't mind if he stuck around awhile. FJ was easy if you read it.....we studied the blimps....and I remember the Akron that crashed....well...I remember reading about it.
AND Ales gave the champ's winnings at the beginning of the show using the plural DOLLARS!
I caught right away that Akron was a hint about blimps.
I am willing to consider Brennan as a T boy, but the deep voice gives me pause for declaring that as a total certainty. Bryce on the other hand, seemed just, not femme but wimpy; I guess that I was wondering if it's a case of denial or immigration fraud there?
New champ suits up a dream; he has sort of just an overall gay everything vibe, as opposed to hands, voice, etc.
I'll start with Alex wearing pullups. A joke (I didn't get) or an admission? Either way - oy!
Love the new champ - a few weeks of her would be fine by me. Poor Kiersten ... knew a lot, but filled their recently lacking behemoth quota. Craig needed to learn that what you can wear in predominantly doesn't always work on TV, as the shirt and tie were both too pastel metallic. Besides that, there is just something "off" in general there.
Final was obvious.
I was kind of hoping Kiersten would get the "Hoss" answer since she looked like him. This was a great even game with some interesting categories.
Yes FJ was pretty obvious.....too bad Craig lost so much on his DJ wagers. Denise did a great job in the second round!
It will be interesting to see how long she stays around.
New champ suits up a dream; he has sort of just an overall gay everything vibe, as opposed to hands, voice, etc.
That also was my impression when Craig won on Thursday, and also when I saw the the little Youtube clip from the attached article - although FWIW it does mention a wife.
Fucking commercials during the show? Jumanji???? Really???
R120, that’s nothing new.
Ben was adorable.
Ben was adorkable.
As I have mentioned many times, I am a huge dork fan myself, but wasn't as smitten with Ben as I might have been. Something about him just struck me as being a very boring person. That having been said, tonight was a real tragedy for me as I took a true dislike to the new champ right away. Outgoing champ is one of the classiest I can remember in a long time.
As for commercials, they've plugged other stuff before, but it was the running characters across the screen perhaps that made it highlighted as an endorsement.
I can't stand how Alex fake acts like he doesn't know what the contestants put as their answers and wagers to Final Jeopardy just before revealing the results. "Oh I can tell by the look on Johnny's face he's not happy!" I know it happens every single show, but it's a pet peeve of mine.
Did my ears play tricks on me or did Johnny say "dollarS" last night when introducing the champ? I thought I heard it, but I'm not sure.
Yes, sorry to lose Denise. She was very good and had some class. New champ (Kate?) - seems like a very determined broad with a strong jaw! Ben just couldn't make any correct guesses.....although I thought they were buttercups, too.
FJ was easy if you thought a moment.......GUERNICA? That was pretty funny. I thought at first it was going to be about ME!
Hoping we have a new champ tonight.....time will tell. Some interesting NEW categories as well.....
Alex is such a fuckup. I noticed both of his mistakes immediately.
I noticed those mistakes of his as well; I think that she was kind of cheated by the fact that he didn't ask for more information on the title Stars and Stripes.
Was rooting for the military lady, who I am awarding the best enunciation prize. Guy seemed boring.
Went with Etna, too (Anzio?)
WOF OT: brother was pretty hot and pinged
More Kate......we are doomed.... What is the matter with her teeth? Jordan was doing all right....then boom!
I did kind of want Lisa Lisa to win.....and I think she was cheated out of some money when AT accepted her "wrong" answers.....but she did have a bit of an impediment going.
FJ was obvious - once I saw the answer. LOL....and again some weirdly worded clues....and insufferable movie guy - mush mouth.....
Come on, contestants, let's send Kate back to the dugout.
Really choppy editing yesterday, enunciation lady must have played Hell with the timing of the show or something.
I was sure I heard Enunciating Lisa pronounce the "-d" in "Scrooged."
I disagree as I was surprised at the time that she had (temporarily) gotten away with it.
Yeah, my first thought was, "she said 'Scrooge'."
Thought Alex messed up the Stars and Stripes answer. Instead of pausing and letting Lisa think for a second and complete her question, Alex inserted Forever right away and told her she was right. Maybe it was editing. There have been plenty of examples when contestants gave incomplete answers and they were afforded a pause to flesh things out.
I thought she said Scrooge too. She got away with it.
Thought Alex messed up the Stars and Stripes answer. Instead of pausing and letting Lisa think for a second and complete her question, Alex inserted Forever right away and told her she was right.
That's the part I thought was weird -- though I guess I heard her "Scrooge" answer wrong.
I felt they should've let her keep the Stars money as Alex failed to hint she needed a more complete answer.
Mmmmm Justin hot geek coach daddy!!
Remy reminds me of Scarlett O'Hara. Kate seems absolutely joyless.
R138, very apt description of Kate. There was something about her I couldn't quite place, but joyless is about right.
I really wanted Justin to win. He's hot and likable.
The middle woman just seemed smug.
Kate is joyless. A joyless frau.
The middle woman seemed like she was facing the wrong direction.
I was close in FJ, I said Denmark. I knew it was one of those norther, cold countries.
The guy was cute.
K K K Katy......is the most unlikable champ since Austin for me. Her drive to win and succeed seems insatiable.
I am said for Justin with his lovely printing and badly tied tie.... Remy was intense as well. It's too bad they couldn't settle the match with a twirling bat contest.
I did know FJ only because of the threads here on DL about the princes of the Netherlands......
That Movies Hated by Fictional Characters was one of the worst in Jeopardy history. PLEASE someone save us from Kate and all of her chins.
Kate reminds me of Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Yuck.
Final was a giveaway for me, I knew it immediately. Justin's tie was indeed distracting. I didn't find him particularly hot, and I'm the one who has a soft spot for dorks. I guess it was because I thought his story was rather lame, and I just somehow got the feeling that he was an anti-ping with a girlfriend.
I felt Remy had pluck, which was a plus for me. I may look a bit like Ed Asner, but ...
"Robotic" was the term I settled on for Kate tonight.
I hate robotic, joyless, soulless Kate. Hate her.
I loved Justin. Thought he was incredibly Clark Kent sexy.
I found Justin's way to busy 'strutting-in-place' body language after nearly every correct response to be a real turn-off.
I couldn't STAND Remy's sanctimonious, smug expression that she was never without. I don't like the champ and her non-personality, but I was delighted when Remy lost.
Agree totally with R148. Remy kept her head tilted at this "I know everything" angle throughout the show. She was dreadful.
I think Remy stood at an angle because someone had told her that it would make her look thinner. Why else would she do it? It's true in still photographs but on TV it looked very stilted.
Johnny is such a cutie-pie;)
Yay - Johnny won!
I like Johnny. I hope he stays awhile.
Johnny looks like a young bank teller from 1982.
I plan to marry Johnny.
Hurray Johnny saved us from another humorless frau!!
He does look sort of like Keanu Reeves from the 80's......he was lucky in his wagering both during the game AND in FJ!
Fingers crossed that he darkens our portals for a few days.
Bye, Katy, we won't miss you at all!
Johnny is our hero! I was actually rooting for Eileen as he didn't seem too strong at the beginning. Her story, however, came across as a "you had to be there" flop. I hate to admit that kayaking to a bar sounded cool.
No idea of Final, so all I could come up with was Amazon.
Why is the son of Alex Trebek serving lots and lots of tacos for a living? Also, you do NOT mess with Donna!
I’m going to miss Johnny. He is my type of guy. Truly adorable.
But I fucking love Donna. She’s fun and she’s fearless.
I like Donna too. Having lived in DC, Johnny was a way too stereotyped politico. Donna is refreshing.
Donna is sassy af an awesome. I love her!
Sensational Donna! That was some crazy DD betting.
Donna is amazing. Love her!
Donna bugged me. I didn't like how she would comment after Alex's answers. There was a constant undertone of "oh!" "Great!" "Hmm" and all her other noises. Distracting.
Bring back Johnny!!!
Donna wants to be the new Austin. Her sound effects and comments were tiring to me - BUT she was fearless in her wagering.
It will be interesting to see how far she can go! She IS smart!
Yay Donna !!
I knew FJ!!!!
Island Records!! I couldn't recall at first but it eventually came to me.
I live in Seattle, so want to say that Donna is so non-typical of our passive-aggressive population! As someone with Nantucket roots, I did wait nearly half an hour to express my outrage at what a tragedy the opening of the show was: the island of Cape Cod??? That aside, she really is very smart with a extensive breadth of knowledge.
Johnny seemed less attractive to me today. Poor Zack, couldn't catch a break and overshadowed.
Re: Final ... I guessed Sun.
Where can we stream Jeopardy??
You Tube has the episodes posted that evening, next day latest. If you missed it, it was one if the better games and Donna is All That.
I can't STAND Donna. I don't know which I like least—her interminable sound effects, her smug cutesy attitude, or the fact that she says "hunnet" for "hundred," as in, "I'd like 'Chirpy African-Americans' for six-hunnet, Alex."
I worship Donna. And somebody tell me where I can find Johnny IRL. I must make him love me!
I think Donna's noises were just the product of her nervousness. I didn't like her either at first, but have to admire her game-playing. And Johnny seemed very gracious in his appreciation of her skills.
What days were Donna on? She wasn't on Thursday. Was she just on Friday? Can someone post a pic of her?
Poor R174, stuck on DL without internet access.
I guess I'm not alone to see cutie-pie Johnny go :(
But it lessen the sting because he loses to a really deserving new champ Donna.
Maybe we now again have a polarizing champ ala Austin?
I was anti-Donna until she got Isabel Allende on her Daily Double. After that I knew she came to play.
Someone tell that ho how to speak properly and stop with the goddamn sound effects.
Charlie had gay voice.
Poor Donna, she knew a lot, but not enough.
All hail the Haunted Dentist!
Final seemed too easy.
I only got to see about the last ten minutes because of the football game.....
Bye, Donna....let's hear a sound effect of the door hitting you on the way out. Charlie was interesting to look at, and the way it turned out....a couple of hundred dollars more and a BIG bid for FJ, and he would be the champ.
Skinny girl slides in......hopefully I get to see more of her tomorrow night. Was that really an entire round based on quotes and words from the movie TITANIC? Really???
Donna walked over and gave Charlie a big hug.
Damn, couldn't finish watching, our guests had arrived for dinner at that moment.
So Donna lost? That's too bad. Still 46k is nothing to sneeze at.
I can't believe stupid football preempted Jeopardy for me. Donna came to play - what happened?
You can watch the episode on YouTube.
I also found Donna's sound effects very annoying, although she was obviously a smart lady. Glad to see her go. Somehow I don't see the haunted dentist lasting a long time but you never know.
I think Ami is proof positive that aliens have bred with humans...
And Ami just proved that these alien-hybrids are more intelligent than simple humans.
Natalie doesn't look anything at all like a powerlifter.
No one was awed by her winning on a technicality like that? At first I thought Nunavit, before catching the time period. I was turned off by her vocal fry.
He reminded me of a sports nut fb I had years ago. His passions were football, baseball ... and jockstraps.
Talk about useless knowledge paying off - I knew Delta started off as a crop dusting outfit.
The new champ is WAY too intense and annoying as hell.
I can't figure out what's going on with the new champ's hairline. Or if it even exists. lol
Based from her IG posts, new champ Ami is a big lez and fan of Obama and Hillary.
Would the question be allowed if it was just "Yukon"?
I wondered that too, R194. When I visited the Yukon years ago, I noticed the license platers on the cars there just said "Yukon" on them, and not "Yukon Territory."
^^ platers, of course, = plates. ^^
Ana......so hard to look at.....and listen to. It's a double whammy.
Haunted dentist did another $0 wager at FJ, but it didn't work out so well today. Cary was trying too hard, but his answer was so strange. WHY would he make it a plural? Weird, man.
Ana makes me long for Donna....hell....she ALMOST makes me long for Austin.
After winning, maybe today Ana won't be as... hyper? Shrieky?
Baseless hope that. She's shown us what to expect as long as she remains.
Me, too, R194 and 195. It seemed awfully picky, I suppose either Yukon or Yukon Territory would be acceptable because neither contains a mistake, but Yukon Territories does contain a mistake. Still, I was surprised.
I thought Yukon, too. I don't always think of it as Yukon Territory.
Please, anyone, beat her. Her vocal fry is burning my ear drums. And, her up-speak makes her sound like a 14 year old.
Good lord tonight's game was just awful. I am impressed new champ Kevin knew Degrassi High and Drake, though.
Would Alex have made the same comment about the contestants being nervous about the hip hop category if there had been black players?
Ugh. Another fat blob champ.
Better him than that oddity whose head was so big, her scrawny neck could barely support it. Maybe her vocal fry was a result of her voice being squeezed out of that giraffe neck. I kept expecting her skull to bounce around like a bobble head.
I couldn't guess how old former champ Ami was. She looked like she was 60, sounded like she was 20.
I was rooting for the librarian lady myself. Quite the smackdown Ami gave Alex at the beginning! I'm assuming the radio show in China was in English. Or maybe she sounds better in tonal Chinese? I'd assume she is around 40 or so.
I knew Dine was Navajo from reading Tony Hillerman mysteries. Bad categories for me tonight as many questions went over my head between hip hop and science. I did get Final though the only other that I could recall that fit was van Buren's Kinderhook.
Maybe later this season they'll have the love child of Charlie Shorts and Tom the Bartender?
And just like that - she's gone. She went to shake the new champ's hand, but he had turned the other way.....she didn't even get to be gracious. Her shattered self confidence as she slid down the money ladder was sort of sad to see.
New champ may be around a few days.....depends of course on the COMPETITION! And yes, compared to some of the GREAT games last week - Wednesday was lackluster.
Come on Jeopardy! :Make us happy!
What is three guys, Alex? (Our favorite type of game.)
Ami was so, so Wellesley. Wonder if Hil was watching.
Hmm such an easy fj today. And the trend continues in quick champ turnover.
Kevin is such a Datalounger.
I did get a bit of a ping when Kevin knew all about plays. I was a bit shocked that none of them knew about the lady's not for burning though.
Our heavily assimilated South Asian lady was almost a paradigm example of the New York suburbs, including her attire! I like the new champ, although that bare-knuckle baseball with a bunch of middle-aged dudes sounds rather dangerous.
Guess I totally misunderstood the final question as all I could think of was Joseph and the coat of many colors.
Not so much a boring episode, but a median one where half the shows are more exciting and half the shows are drearier.
I was a bit shocked that none of them knew about the lady's not for burning though.
That was the only one I didn't know.
Last night, the correct answer to a picture of a Le Creuset French Oven was "Dutch Oven." I don't remember the question. I wondered whether Alec would have given him the points if he'd said "French oven."
Ernest Borgnine would have had it right.
I thought Le Crueset was the answer itself rather than Dutch Oven.
As a kid in NJ, the local commuter rail stations often had posters for then-current Broadway plays (Rainbow is enuf, etc.); I believe it's in my mind about The Lady's Not for Burning answer was from that?
Travis prevails. Wonder if he will be more than a one day wonder?
FJ was interesting, I didn't get it until AFTER the music stopped, so I would have LOST.
The word hidden in a word was the worst category of the year....awkward, confusing, and hopefully GONE for good.
As a kid in NJ, the local commuter rail stations often had posters for then-current Broadway plays
Your local commuter rail stations were a kid in NJ?
I love dangling participles - especially in the newspaper.
Who or what did Travis keep looking at? Each time he answered a question or chose a category, he'd quickly glance to the left (at the audience? the director?).
He's doing it again, albeit a lot less frequently, tonight.
Ack. I missed it.
They were incredibly nitpicky in Final Jeopardy. She still wouldn't have won, but they should have accepted the female contestant's answer as valid/correct.
I was thinking FJ answer could be Who are the Mormons? But did the answer ask for an ORGANIZATION?
I think Travis had some people in the audience. I also think in that general direction, they can look and see what everyone's dollar total is, so they know where they are compared to the other two contestants.
Good game....Harvey seems a bit slow, but maybe he is just methodical. Last champ of 2017!!!
Happy New Year to all fans of JEOPARDY - all of its 199,601 fan.
Ha ha! I saw what you did there, Art.
R223, I agree. Obviously she knew what the answer was and the other two didn’t.
I was left wondering whether they would have accepted the Mormons as an answer?
I missed several of the ones that they didn't know, but I did know about the Pompidou Centre, a knave, and the Pinto. Final clicked for me at the last minute.
New champ is okay, but nothing special; the lady was too Valley Girl-ish for me.
R224, FJ asked for the GROUP.
I thought MORMONS immediately and also wonder if they would have accepted it.
Thanks, Alex Quebec, I knew someone would appreciate it.
R228 I guess we will never know.
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Alex - who knows literally everything - doesn't know who Bob Ross is?!?
They really screwed Nick over the whole "Gangster's Paradise / Gangsta's Paradise" pronunciation.
Trebeck needs to turn in his green card or his citizenship immediately for not knowing Bob Ross!!!!!!
How dare he???? Fool.
Maybe he was trying to be pretentious and high-brow??
I liked Henry. . It's too bad.
Nick is mightily unattractive.
Really? I think he's adorkable.
Final was fairly obvious. I thought perhaps she was technically wrong on the Will I Am response framing, but guess not. They didn't know about Amritsar? Henry seemed to know a lot of stuff that surprised me when he chimed in.
At first, I thought Alex was kidding not knowing who Bob Ross is!
I thought the Gangster's vs Gangsta's Paradise ruling was unnecessarily harsh.
BTW here's a pic of Nick outside the context of Jeopardy. Yeah, he's dorky, but so what. (In contrast, tonight there's a contestant who may to more people's liking in terms of attractiveness.)
That wild-eyed lady contestant in the middle was unbelievably creepy. I'm so glad she won't be back to spook us further.
I felt she had a definite center-of-attention thing going on.
Saralee. Oh, dear.
FJ was insanely easy to anyone who’s taken an English lit class.
Olev es muy guapo! Too bad he was very menso.
She seems knowledgeable.
Olev seemed to be having trouble with the buzzer....too bad.
SaraLee is a living breathing example of FRAU. I don't mind her winning, but I don't want to watch her for too many days. At least the lady on the plane didn't have a cello as big as SaraLee.
Kinda wanted the old champ to be around a few days....but he thought of FJ too late. If Olev had bet ALL and gotten the answer -- he would have tied. But...well....that's how it goes.
None of them know "Ray of Light"?
Olev let us down. He was way to busy checking himself out in the monitor. Today's questions were the easiest questions in a long, long time. WHAT IS BUFFALO!
I thought final was incredibly easy, so I'm really stunned that they all had such difficulty with it.
When the champ mentioned his former employer, I was left wondering whether he had been fired? I get the feeling that his personal life is anything but vanilla. New champ doesn't know quite a bit, so I wouldn't exactly say it's on her part. But, a little of her does go a long way. Left wondering whether Olev's nickname is Dimples?
None of them knew that Zanzibar is part of Tanzania? I'm such a crack biblical student that I was getting Philistines mixed up with Pharasees!
"Answer The Homophone" -- and, for god's sake, dial with a pencil?
Olev is hot. He seemed to have trouble with the buzzer.
Olev looks like he keeps a clean hole.
And the former champ didn't know Edith Wharton wasn't British?
Saralee, oh dear.
The new champ is cute.
We go from fat champ to skinny champ.....
Again some tortured categories.....FJ was easy if you thought a bit.....
Guy with Glasses gave it good run for the money......BUT TWO THINGS
New champ said: "...Add salt to the wound..." when it is OBVIOUSLY...."....rubbing salt into a wound...." This they let go? This they say is "okay" or "close enough." Get real judges....get real.
And stringy haired champ bet an 01 amount so we'll get "and one dollar" to open the show tomorrow. I am appalled.
Final was easy in hindsight, but all I could think of was The Barber of Seville. Not an fan of New Champ, who seems like a parody character to me; loved Alex's query if those in the red ended up paying her dad. Yuppies/Millennials, etc. here in Seattle are avid Sounders fans; soccer is a "thing" as they say.
The decision as to whether or not an answer is close enough to qualify seems to depend on how many drinks the judges have had at that day's lunch almost?
WOF OT: winner was the best looking guy in a very long time.
I blame Austin for this.
New Champ Sean is probably not much of a conversationalist.
I'm glad the little elf is gone but by god the show is on a streak of boring ass contestants.
Someone can explain to me why the year 1953 is associated with the term Corvette?
Agreed that the new champ is incredibly boring.
The new champ looked like he was irritated to have to be there throughout the whole game.
Someone can explain to me why the year 1953 is associated with the term Corvette?
1953 was the first year Chevrolet offered the Corvette.
Did we know about this?
'Jeopardy' on hold while Alex Trebek recovers from brain surgery
BURBANK, Calif. (WLS) -- Tapings of "Jeopardy" have been put on hold while host Alex Trebek recuperates from surgery.
Trebek, 77, underwent surgery in December after he hit his head during a fall, which caused some bleeding outside the brain.
The surgery was successful. Trebek is expected to make a full recovery.
"Jeopardy" tapings are expected to resume in mid-January.
He just doesn't know when to step aside does he?
Someone can explain to me why the year 1953 is associated with the term Corvette?
That's the year it was born.
Was really surprised when I heard about Alex head injury. Will this affect his hosting? Or finally decides to retire.
Thanks for clarifying the Corvette question for me, although that fact would not have helped me to get the answer as I know little about classic cars. My wild guess would have been the Dodge Charger.
Would be really interesting if somehow the doctors said that it would be quite a while before Alex comes back, he makes it clear he has no intention of retiring at this time, so they put Jimmy in as an interim host.
Well at least it isn't Tiffany Vazquez.
Brandon needs to calm the eff down. I thought he was gonna pass out.
Another easy FJ question. Really, what else could it have been?
But appalled that nobody knows Flaubert or the Marquis de Sade.
Is Trebek that fucking insecure that he won't let someone sub for him while he's away? What a goddamn narcissist.
Thank God Sean is off. He was so annoying.
But Brandon seems like he is going to burst into flames.
Remember when Matt Lauer was going to be the natural replacement for Alex?
Where do you get the idea that no one is going to be able to sub for him if he has to be out for a very long time? I think that's up to the producers isn't it?
I was rather horrified at the end when Brandon was in shock that he'd won, instead of congratulationing him, Sean just stood there watching. I'm from Jersey originally, but that guy seemed to have all the personality of a slice of stale pizza. Wasn't wild about the Minnesota lady, but I would easily take her over him.
Though no Jeopardy champion, I didn't know the Marquis De Sade and Flaubert as answers. Rolled my eyes at final being yet another giveaway. Anyone else catch Alex's nasty dig at the writers?
For someone as smart as Sean, he wrote Marvel for Final Jeopardy? What is teenager about Marvel aside from Spider-Man?
Sean had a really annoying same robotic driving tone to his voice every time he called out a category. The new winner seems like a nice guy.
I do have to say that I liked it when the elf wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Goodbye, Sean.....hello, Brandon. Not a bad game....but he seems like a one day wonder- another one.
Claudia was another Austin wannabe.
FJ was pretty obvious to me....at first I thought Marvel, too, because isn't Captain Marvel was a teen boy Billy Batson who turns into a CM......but that was a LONG time ago....
ANYWAY.....I remembered the ARCHIE COMICS logo on several comic books back when....so that was that!
Get well, Alex!
R276, that Captain Marvel was a DC character, not a Marvel character. Confusing!
Marvel has a character named Marvel now, I think.....although yes Captain Marvel was a DC character. Screwy;.
Wtf is Dave doing with his hand/clicker? It sounds like someone let a woodpecker into the studio.
R279 — I fucking HATE when they do that furious masturbatory thing with their goddamn clickers! Can't the clickers somehow be locked to the top of the podium? The very sound of it is like an icepick to the brain. (Hmm…maybe that's what actually happened to Alex…)
That was a good FJ question.
I loved the middle contestant. She was fun. But I don't mind Brandon.
He was queening out when describing The Color Purple.
Wow I thought FJ would be an easy one for Grandpa.....but ZONK! Good for Brandon - except for that $1 wager that's going to make me crazy at the start of every game! Yup, settle down, folks, you only have to click it once!
Jamie was pretty annoying. Her miss on that second DJ was shocking.
I liked all the categories tonight - some of the writers are really doing some good work! Alex tried to make the stories interesting, and actually the contestants were less geeky than usual.....raccoons?
Work for it, Brandon! You look good in purple.
I wanted to kill them for not knowing John Aniston.
I was more disgusted they didn't know Encyclopedia Brown!
No shit. How could you not know Encyclopedia Brown?
How could you not know Encyclopedia Brown?
Lady Champ......mediocre.....time will tell.
Oh good lord "Flora Leen!"
I like her as she reminds me of Elvira princess of the dark. More importantly she knocked off the very annoying Lawn Guyland gal. I got final after the deadline, but before they revealed any of the contestant answers.
Gilbert was very smart and very methodical in his playing.
I liked how Alex mentioned that the questions seemed to be getting more difficult. That's a bonus. This was kind of a dumb trio - a lot of simple answers went by with no one even ringing in.
Glad the annoying champ was knocked off. Hated her whining and groaning after her wrong answers.
Was Flora appearing on Jeopardy or posing for a Glamour Shot session.....
Well, my big disappointment was that they were unable to recognize Turn of the Screw. I had no idea of Final. The balloon lady seem kind of weird, while the other seemed pleasant enough, if not a little bland. I know of Botswana from reading the Precious Ramoswe mystery series.
A tad sad, ironic I suppose, to have Alex mention stuff on his bucket list. Not too subtle hints that the contestants aren't bright enough on his part.
LOL Goodbye Gilbert! He gave it a good shot. I usually bet the farm on MOVIES - but that would have been a tragedy for me....had I done so.
Rebecca was a bit backward....and all three DIDN'T know what I thought were some easy answers.
Yes Alex had best get working on his bucket list.
WOF Winner seemed like he was married to his mother......third couple had two GOOD chances and blew them both......
I had forgotten to mention Wheel of Fortune. The winning husband pinged like hell to me, I mean an art instructor? Like Tim Kaine, he seemed like a very queer-appearing guy married to a woman who was his plain-looking best friend. But, perhaps that was a bit of wishful thinking on my part as well. Sometimes it's difficult to separate out the two.
Huh the champ is married? To a woman? I thought he has such a typical gay voice. And not so typical gay face.
I AM SO WRONG......Gilbert is still the champ. I waited too long between the show and posting.....whew!
Chemo Brain is Real.
The questions, the contestants, and Alex have all been so dull lately. What's going on?
Everyone keeps getting low scores. The show has been awkward lately.
Gilbert has two kids, I don't know that that means he is married to a woman?
I knew the answers that they seem to choke on or pass on, which was rather discouraging yet again. The other guy really pinged for me but maybe that was just a Midwestern doofus thing?
Wasn't sure about final as I thought maybe they were looking for Algeria, but settled on Egypt. Interestingly, I had thought that the other top three was South Africa rather than Ethiopia.
Yeah, the champ just keeps squeeking by.
More Gilbert to come. And yes, what's with not knowing simple things? It's like the hillbilly woman on WOF who couldn't say "gargantuan' and couldn't figure out another simple puzzle.
FJ was difficult for me, and I guessed Morocco....geography ain't for me.....so I wouldn't have wagered BIG.
Agree with the above poster.....games have been so dull lately! I do not LONG for Austin, but I would like someone with a personality.
That lady was actually from a Long Island, although there's not a great deal of difference with hillbilly as an image there. Being familiar with the New York City region, as happened to Austin before, I think she was screwed by her accent, when saying the intended puzzle word.
Ah thanks for the correction R304. I hadn't seen the introductions.....
Tyler is too young and too gay to know "Interview with the Vampire."
The contestants are dumber nowadays. How can none of them know Casablanca’s supporting cast? Philistines.
But it was cute seeing the gayling who plays young Sheldon. Perhaps he’ll grow up to act in a revival of The Normal Heart.
Tyler Tyler Tyler.......he might have been an entertaining champion......but Gilbert is prevailing. I was very pleasantly surprised at all of the answers they got on the scientific stuff....but the general knowledge aptitude was disappointing AGAIN.
The Young Sheldon category was less annoying than it might have been.....but I haven't watched an episode of the show all the way to the end yet.
FJ was pretty obvious....too bad Tyler mixed up his possessive pronouns....
Okay Gilbert! It's not going to take much to knock you off.....but WHEN will it happen?
The gayling reminded me if the kid from NYC with two moms: Celadon? Tonight's gay boy needs a Pepsi and a round Algonquin table!
Here are the things that stood out for me ... Bahamas known for wool! Mrs. Dalloway as an FTM! No one knew Lord Peter Wimsey? I did not know Casablanca, but film not my strong suit.
Though he is plenty bright, Gilbert's lucking out quite a bit by now. Archie wasn't all that, though he came up with a couple that surprised me. Tyler was almost literally throwing spaghetti to see what would stick. SAD!
I got Final, but not right away.
That little boy is adorable.
I messed up on the pronoun as well. Thought it was "My"
Poor Alex didn't realize how free he would actually be this spring. I hope Gilbert grills some low and slow ribs for him.
I thought Alex was off having his brain fixed and we would have reruns. What happened with that?
R312 They tape months ahead of time
How the hell is "ringworm" the same thing as "athlete's foot?" Can someone explain that one to me?
Too many James Bond clues on Jeopardy. They should hire some new writers.
This explains it, R314. Apparently athlete’s foot is a type of ringworm. It didn’t make sense to me either.
Who the heck says clap-board? It's spoken clabbard! These judges really need to get with the spoken vs written angle sometimes.
Wasn't really wild about David, but am I still getting a bit tired of Gilbert. How was the limerick as I muted it? Olivia was OK, but not the jacket.
WOF OT: Arab-American guy playing cute about gender of his spouse.
The limerick was dumb. Alex seemed embarrassed.
It didn't sound like Olivia put the possessive "s" sound on two of her answers, and she skated on by. '
Limerick guy seemed kind of angry through most of the game. I liked the categories.....so nice to have Potpourri back....or was that Monday?
Come on - someone knock Gilbert off! Please!
r315, I never miss Jeopardy, but I don't think the answers are at all James Bond-heavy. A lot of Canada, of course, Tennessee Williams, and of course Shakespeare. Too much Oscars - that's the only reason I pay attention to them.
R320, I suppose different viewers have different perceptions about the kinds of answers that are used frequently. In addition to Canada and Shakespeare (I’ve never really noticed much Tennessee Williams), there’s definitely an overabundance of Harry Potter. And lots of Rachel Carson references.
Canada I could see as there seems to be a fairly substantial Canadian viewership. The downside is that it gets Alex all mugging for the camera over his dual-national status
I'd answer "Tim Hortons" on just about every Canada question. You'd get at least 50% right.
Canadian here. Our beloved coffee shop started by a former Toronto Maple Leaf, Tim Horton, became a national chain known by the name Tim Horton's. Notice the possessive. First "store" was on Ottawa Street in Hamilton; forget what year but it was mid-60's.
So, when the girl in the middle replied to the clue, which happened to be in some "Getting Possessive" category, she said: "Who is Tim Horton?". I was sure she would be deemed incorrect by this season's picky judges. Even figured when Alex made the correction before Final that they would penalize her, but I was wrong.
Judging panel, and Alex, are not being consistent these days.
Lee really knows his stuff! Was dreading the lady.
Wasn't real fond of smirky Ryan, admired Granny the Quilter. Got final.
WOF OT: Gay guy had YUGE hands!
Movie Spoilers was kind of an asshole category.
Yes, it was, R329.
The winner needs to remove the stick up his ass. Dude needs to crack a smile.
I liked the quilter. She actually did better than I thought she would.
I didn't think the winner had an issue with smiling as much as the middle guy.
Re the quilter - my first thought was "lesbian with cane"
What do you do with dozens (or was it hundreds?) of quilts in your house?
Share the wealth, bitch.
Lee is picking them off......I thought it was pretty even until a few clues into DJ.... Quilter lady was a bit hard to understand.
Let's see how Lee does tonight. I also got FJ yesterday!
It's kind of creepy watching Alex knowing what's coming for him.....not joyous like watching the Beautiful Georgina Chapman on Pwoject Wunway All Stars and knowing her cardboard world will soon be in the crapper.
Rachel was DETERMINED to win! And she did! It was a good game. More WEIRD categories.....if it takes a LONG time to explain it, it's probably not worth it!
I groaned at people from Albany as Albanians.
And of course FJ is all about Canada.
If you look at Lee's eyes during the opening segment/introductions from yesterday's show, I'm pretty sure he's blinking out an SOS.
Darn, I was rooting for Gerard and Adrienne.
Mrs. Patrick Campbell!!!
I will tell you how exciting the game was: I fell asleep after the first round and woke up for Final Jeopardy.
Let's get some excitement in the game, folks!
Kind of a weird show in that the challenger lady seemed to get more answers, but wasn't making the money. Champ seemed a bit ... dowdy, but I guess no Dior up in the fire tower. Poor guy seemed to have an obvious neurological issue, doomed from the start to me. Final yet ANOTHER give away!
Alex (no not that Alex) is a cutie.
Contestant Alex was indeed a cutie R342! Looked like a nice bod under the shirt, and tall (and one hopes proportional!). He’s from Jersey City - anyone know anything about him?
Alex—yum! No clue about FJ.
Can't stand this meek, mousy champion. Next!
The two competitors were both likable. Alex was hot. The champ has no personality.
I was hoping the Sound of Music sing-along story would have led to something a little more interesting.
Contestant Alex was one, big man. Sorry to see him go.
The champ looks and acts like an early adolescent girl. And she’s a fire tower lookout? Must spend a lot of time alone.
Rachel looks like a bag lady!
Alex was cruising along nicely in the first round, and then he hit the wall. Agreed that he was very nice to look at. ALL of the stories were lame. Alex T. had to struggle to make anything of them. Some obvious editing in at least two of them.....
I wonder what else Alex and his bros did at that Air BNB?
Final was pretty obvious from the title of the magazine and story....but it took me too long to remember the first name.....I could think of Milo but not Mycroft.
I groaned that final was yet another giveaway, but realize that not necessarily so for everyone.
Tired of the champ already, time for her to go. Unfortunately, there haven't really been challengers worthy of knocking her off. That includes Alex, who turned out to be a dud in the end. He was pleasant looking, and I guess well built, but just not really my type. Sadly, there were enough instances where I knew the answers they didn't to be annoying.
I assumed the challenger lady was wearing a turkey leftover from a Halloween pageant? Either people explain their strange pins and brooches or leave them at home.
Alex knew a lot about peppers, but that's about all.
I missed the last half of the show--did they change the verdict and give her credit for Ski-mobile or not? Ski-Mobile was a brand of snowmobile, so if they gave the other player credit for Skido, Ski-Mobile should have been accepted.
Alex should have been instructed not to keep saying, "Can I have...." when selecting his question. YES, you can have it, stupid! "Peppers for $200!"
Am I the only one that likes the fire tower champ? I think she's cute, and I get the sense that she's a little surprised by her own success.
Yes, they reconsidered her Skimobile response.
She's likeable, just tedious after a while to me.
I like the champ. Good to have a fire lookout instead of a NYC or LA lawyer.
I love Del the cute SF Data scientist who sucks at running. He's adorable.
Truly adorable, but Del doesn’t know his ballet.
Loved Del (and couldn't find him on social media)!
Del is a sweetheart. What a shame that he didn't win.
The champ looks like a really dowdy Tina Fey.
Del seemed cool. Boston College guy.
Boy, the lisps on those two guys - not that there's anything wrong with that.
And yes Del was cute.
Del had no lisp.
R364. He sure as hell did--future Emory!
Rachel's hair looked more gray tonight.....lots of unanswered questions. They didn't even finish the second board.
For a moment I thought the man in the middle was going to win....but no, another shipwreck.
Rachel is a good champion. AND she is smart! Keeping getting that money! I wouldn't mind seeing her for a few more days. Publisher's! HA!
Maybe the guy on the end - can fill in for Alex during his hiatus.
Del is straight. And no lisp.
Maybe the guy on the end - can fill in for Alex during his hiatus.
Alex is already back, taping new episodes. I believe they were far enough ahead of the taping schedule that there was no need for a replacement.
When it comes time to find a replacement, I wonder if Ken Jennings is on the list of possible hosts.
R367, why do you say he's straight? He knows Shawn Mendes and Kelly Clarkson, for Pete's sake.
R369 most straight guys know Kelly Clarkson. He just didn’t give off any vibe to think he was gay. Unless you think Iiving in SF means a man is gay.
You seem odd, r370, and pull random sentences together to try and form arguments. Oh well, to each their own.
Del struck me as a bit lispy. Pastor was kinda sad.
I was sad that they had no idea of Muhammad, but Heidi Klum, sure.
I still like the champ. It's so refreshing to have a fire lookout instead of a N Y or LA lawyer.
I hate the champ. She reminds me of Zooey Deschanel with less looks and less charisma. I wish Del were still on, sigh.
Del was gay and adorable. I’d like to taste him.
Nobody knew Jane Jacobs last week, and nobody knew Marilyn Horne??
Was I the only one who thought "Van Gogh" was obvious for FJ? Surprised no one got it.
R377, I thought it was obvious too, but I’ve also read the letters from Vincent to his brother.
Creaming in my pants for newlywed contestant #3. Hoping he'd win, but he was obviously pissed that he lost.
The cute dumbass on the end really did look like he wanted to cry when he lost.
Yes, Jeff obviously still had coitus on the brain. At least his guesses sort of made sense. Rosie was very confident - with reason.
Rachel looked nice tonight - but I haven't liked ANY of her stories! She sounds so boring.
And yes, FJ seemed obvious to me as well. Another night of Rachel....she's smart. But so many clues once again left on the board or not even guessed at!
I like that the secrecy panels come up automatically now, and that the contestants stay behind the podiums until the end of the show. Although we can't tell how TALL anybody really is.
I thought Jeff was attractive but he came off a bit sour and unlikable, to be honest.
I don't mind the current champ. I didn't mind the other female contestant either. That's pretty rare. Usually the female contestants are off the frau chart and irritate me.
I like the champ as well, she looks a nice harmless soft-spoken librarian.
R371 I’m odd because I don’t think a guy is gay. Wow gurl. He’s not gay.
r381, I think a fire lookout's job would be very boring, but I like her. But I thought the final was easy, but nobody got it. Movies _ Robert Altman must be rolling over in his grave.
Once again, I knew just about all of the answers that none of them got, including final. I had happened to call my mom after she saw the show on the East Coast, but before I saw it, and she had warned me that final was yet another giveaway as far as she was concerned. The fact that none of them got it was really, really bad.
R376 - I don't think Marilyn Horne is exactly a household name, but I know who she is, so got the clue immediately myself.
The guy was good-looking, but not anything to get all excited about. I was wondering what kind of literary agent exactly Rosie worked as. The champ looked very different in her long sleeve top rather than one of those frocks she normally wears. She looked a bit T to me at first.
The current champ is growing on me She reminds me of Bailey Quarters on WKRP in Cincinnati.
The champ is smart but different. I wonder if she's somewhere on the spectrum.
Still like fire-watcher. Something about her demeanor - so unassuming. Have to wonder if she's starting to position for a ToC appearance, nearing the six figure mark in winnings.
Had no clue on vanGogh for FJ. Always baffles me when posters come on here talking about how easy (or hard) FJ might be. If you know the answer, it's easy, if you don't, it's not.
Agree, r390. Had the category been 19th century artists, I might have had a chance. But just "Europeans'? No way.
My mind went to authors and when that came up blank I shifted to royals/politicians. If it had said that his brother's name was Theo or give any sort of contextual hint I think I might have gotten it, but as it was written I didn't have a chance.
I was able to guess final Jeopardy, but only because I'm a big Van Gogh fan and have been seeing a lot of stuff about him lately. The category name was too broad for most people. Like someone mentioned above, if it said 19th Century Artists or even 19th Century in France it might have narrowed the choices down a bit.
Were there that many famous insane19th century Europeans to choose from? However, you guys regularly claim performing arts stuff as "(blindingly) obvious" when I don't know award winners, etc. I read a lot, but that doesn't help much with science or sports questions, let alone music and TV shows much past 2000.
Much of what we know about Vincent VG comes from the letters that he wrote to his brother Theo. Theo provided emotional and financial support to his brother. This is a well known "fun fact" in modern art history, and there was a movie about the two brothers. I was quite surprised that no one got this FJ.
Few insane 19th century Europeans? Oh come now.
I guessed Princess Diana.
New Champ! She's okay. Tonight was the closest game they've had awhile. I like the new champ....is it Jennifer? Anyway she fought hard for it. The gal on the end seemed pleasant enough and plowed right on.
Champ was a good loser - back to the tower with her! Happy to see that she won a goodly amount in her five day run.
Oh no....another champ with a ONE DOLLAR total......
FJ was a no go for me.....so I just guessed Mary Poppins.....Pippi? Whew....NOW I know!
I had no clue about final, whatsoever. However, I was pleased to see the level of activity among the three of them was fairly equal, with fewer no-guess questions. Was rooting for the heavy lady at the end, as I wasn't too pleased about the new champ's interest in kicking crotches.
I knew FJ!!
Can't remember if I read books or remember it from the few dubbed movies I saw on tv long ago.
Good lord were the contestants awful tonight!
Also - that was quite kind of Alex, but I'm pretty sure Marie lived through the 60's.
Marie lived through the 1860s.
The clues were awful tonight.
Pretty horrid start overall but the nerd pulled it off in the end.
I just thought about the flag. Didn't even think about a draft card.
Too young, I guess 😜😜
Train wreck! Couldn't look away. I was afraid Marie would win, and that we would have to hear her voice again tomorrow. I would hate to be stuck in a classroom with her.
Banker on a roll......talk about the comeback kid. He made some really dumb guesses, but he finally redeemed himself.
FJ was easy for those of us of a certain age. I still have mine in an envelope with my original social security card Number 000-00-0001.
Banker was adorkable.
He is indeed adorkable, but my problem is that he looked a bit too much like a lesbian.
Overall, a SAD! episode I'm afraid. Clues were okay, it was the answers that sucked.
Marie was tolerable; outgoing champ too Jersey for me I'm afraid.
Wonder what he's going to do with a degree from Iceland U on what . . . Norse mythology?
I like Ryan. Like Icarus, he personifies the reckless abandon of youth. Fly on, dude !
I like Ryan too. Smart plus cute.
All I could think of was Leviathan. Not fond of the middle chick, but the one at the end had it going on.
Was that the same tie two days in a row?
Ryan was flying through those clues. He's a good player although both the gals had their moments, too. I always think I should write down the names....then I don't....and I don't remember. I liked the stories....especially the speeding ticket.
FJ was great.....all I could think of was Icarus, too - and that didn't seem right....because it wasn't!
It may have been the same tie. Hoping for another good game tonight with some good opponents!
Ha! The only FJ response I could come up with was Birdy by William Wharton! Should have thought of Joyce, since he's one of a handful of 20th century writers the Jeopardy writers seem to know.
OMG, Ryan and his female doppelganger are bookends!
Holy FUCK Ryan brought it at the end of that double jeopardy round!
Ryan looks like the double of the great mid-century character actress Nancy Kulp (definitely a lesbian).
I mentioned after the first night that I was disconcerted by how much he seems like a lesbian. Quite a comeback of his. Impressive that the pilot knew Fire Island so quickly. Disappointing that no one got The Little Foxes.
Cost of living in Iceland high enough it'll dent his loot.
The champ comes across as way too arrogant for my taste.
Yeah, I'm over the champ. I miss the bland, boring fire watcher.
I miss Nan Bauer, too!
My god! I thought Nancy Kulp, too.
I have to say I like him. He's smart, pleasant, and knows his mythology!
The guy in the center looked like he was hit by a brick when Ryan vaulted past him. (But if he couldn't guess Ore-Ida, he deserved to lose.)
I guessed Norman Mailer for FJ. I’m glad Ryan keeps winning.
Let's cut to the chase, people: a phag, a chick, and a metrosexual totally blowing the entire football category was one of the funniest segments I've ever seen!
Had no idea of Final.
I fucking LOVED that not one contestant rang in on the Football category. I knew none of the Football questions either.
I could’ve cleaned up on the football category. Yeah, I’m a tough guy gay. On another note, I’ve been calling Ryan Rachel. The Nancy Kulp comparison is very perceptive but I’m thinking of Rachel Maddow as a contemporary lesbian for some reason.
I knew the entire football category as well, and thought as long as you had a basic knowledge of the game you should get most of those questions.
I knew the football category as well.
I vasilated on last nights FJ it was either Harry and David or the ore ida potatoes.
Had no idea about tonight’s FJ
I guessed Kerouac because it is yet another of the writers' fave authors. Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Joyce, etc. They keep coming up all the time.
Ha! Trebeck’s horrible (though warranted) condescension Of the contestants is all over the media!!
HA! I have never seen a whole category go by with no GUESSES!
Ryan brought it at the end.
Can he be stopped?
It seems like they've had to adjust the scores a lot lately when they reconsider some of the answers. It throws off the whole game! If a question can have multiple correct answers, it's a bad question for this format. The contestants might have chosen other categories and may have lost the potential to find a daily double. Make a decision on the answer and that's it!
Hmm, Ryan is now a 4 day-champ. Would he succumbed to the pressure of winning 5?
Very likely as I actually think he just got lucky with his last 2 wins . I could easily see him falling short of making it to 5.
The video from last night’s football category has gone viral. They were talking about it this morning on CBS This Morning.
"4 Top Men" is the best category ever.
Only one theater queen today. Farewell, Ryan!
I grew to like Ryan a lot, but it looks as though we're not going to be seeing him again. New champ isn't bad, even though she tends to sort of laugh nervously a lot. Didn't care for the other lady as she had a little girl voice.
Goodbye, Jane Hathaway! Enjoy your trip to Iceland to study the Vikings! You gave it a good run.
Friday's game was better - not great....but better. Another pretty easy FJ.
Hopefully we will now move on the great Jeopardy heights!
I guessed Tim Hortons.
Ryan seemed like a gracious loser. Still like him!
New guy has gay voice; had no idea of Final.
Since they said cable channel, I thought they meant something like TBS or WGN, those Superstations.....I would have considered Weather Channel to be a network....but I would have been wrong.
One day champ folded pretty early.....and scarf lady was out classed. SEAN THE MAN was on fire! I like how he put his free hand up on the podium. He seems short...but with the new final shot, we'll never know.
Hopefully he will stick around awhile. The biography reading category was a bust....but at least they cleared both boards!
I hope the entire week is as exciting....and that Sean gets a real competitor tomorrow.
Yeah, Sean seems like he might be around for a while. Seems to know a lot and competes very seriously.
The dick test!
The champ looked excited and proud to say "What is... Dreamgirls?"
Yeah, the Dreamgirls question answered all my questions about the champ.
Sean certainly knows how to enunciate. He does so painstakingly even when choosing a category.
Really, Jeopardy??? You expect us to know Socrates and Plato??
Now, Dspacito, I knew 😛😛😛
I confess that I snickered like a teenager when they mentioned the dick test. I got the distinct impression that Quin was quite the mama's boy. Too bad for the water sommelier I guess. Champ really suits up a dream! I could see where his enunciation would annoy folks. He has a rather pronounced NJ accent.
Had no idea of final, then again taking a philosophy course in school would have been my idea of living hell.
Quin is beautiful.
Sean certainly knows how to enunciate. He does so painstakingly even when choosing a category.
He delivers every answer as though he's a TV reporter wrapping up a live hit somewhere. And he raises, then drops, his chin as he gives his enunciated answers, as if to punctuate them further. Every... (raising chin) SINGLE... (dropping chin) time.
Yes, Champ gets an A for Elocution. But an F in Classical Greek Literature.
What was that category he couldn't pronounce on his first day.....Actualiarial.....or something like that......and yes I laughed at Dick Test as well....
Quin? QUIN? Where is the other "n"? Or is it a double "n" for girls.....
I like the champ .He's a cutie. Wish he'll last long.
John is soooo hot. I’m in love.
John is fuckable AF.
John looks so much like Conrad Ricamora.
Could it be all three contestants tonight are homosexualists? Marcy’s more butch than the two guys combined.
Strange. Every time John raised a fist in celebration, I heard a snap.
I think John is kind of a spoiled brat Ken doll to me, working in that mention of Yale and bumming around expensive countries. Sean looked totally adorkable in that sweater. The lady reminded me of someone I know, although not quite that much of a butch behemoth. I was left thinking that they made allowances for Sean's speech impediment that they wouldn't have made for anyone else?
Final was easy for me, but I lived in New York City for a while.
AF: Quin [sic] also spelled Llewellyn oddly. Combined, they almost seemed like a dyslexic experience.
And a come-from-behind win again!!
I'm glad Large Marge went peacefully. She looked so angry during the show I thought she might tear up the set if she lost. Maybe they had one of her legs chained.
Thought they let Sean get away with murder on his mispronunciations. Good thing he lost.
John is the first Yale graduate I have ever heard pronounce the word Hundred with a "t" sound at the end..... "Cabbages for twelve hundret, Alex."
I will miss Sean, but I welcome John with huzzahs.
Marty reminds me of Louis CK with a hint of Salman Rushdie while Alex reminds me of Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys.
John is a cutie. His name is Italian but his face looks vaguely Asian. He seems a lot less nervous today.
Alex is a tall, hung young drink of water.
Bummer... the un-cute older guy won over the twinks.
I missed the refence to "dick test" a couple of days ago... can someone recap?
Thought they let Sean get away with murder on his mispronunciations.
"Veder-tenarian"? I'll take "WTF" for 1200, Alex.
Nobody knew Harold Arlen?
I had never heard of the dick test. I believe they asked what it screened for?
Alex grew on me during the show, as much as I came to loathe John more. Rich guy arbitraging thrift store buys online - ugh! He looks more Hispanic to me than Asian. Shallow, I know, but I hope Marty wins enough to have his nose fixed.
Pliny was quite the guess! Got Final after remembering CDC is in Atlanta, so not Johns Hopkins.
Although he didn't go to Yale, Austin also said hundret.
I was pro-John until he told the story yesterday about buying clothes at a thrift shop, then selling them for more than he paid for on eBay.
I love Alex almost as much as Tom the Bartender.
And then just like that - John was gone. Marty is a cipher who could also be a one day champ. We shall see..... John was good with the handshakes all around when he lost.
Yes, knowing the CDC was in Atlanta helped me with FJ as well...... My local channel cut out WOF, put Jeopardy in the 7 p.m. spot and had some of their own news folks do an Olympic "special".....and they promise us another one next week....
Good FJ question.
No one-day wonder at all! One of the more impressive runaway days. A while ago, there was a game where the lady physician knew none of the medical questions. I was reminded of that when Carlos did very poorly with the legal ones tonight.
Had no idea of Final.
They need a new contestant coordinator. The current one is finding nothing but duds.
For some reason I thought of Emory Univ. right away on last nights FJ.
I knew it was in Georgia.
R478 - you didn't like Sean?
Champ repeats......he says bring them on!
Guessed Studebaker for Final. Couldn't stand the lady, but Dom was pretty good and hoped he would win. Not that I have anything against the current champ, although I don't think he looks very much like Dr. Phil.
The non champ guy was kind of cute. I still wouldn't go home with him though. He looks like the type to slip you a roofie and fist you while you were out.
I knew FJ again today!
The guy got lucky. It was very even at the end.
R483, Something wrong with that?
The large growth on the champ’s nose is disgusting and hard to look at.
And he’s a “voice artist”? What the fuck is that? Someone who auditions for voiceover work? There’s nothing distinctive about his voice anyway.
Someone tell Frank to stop auditioning.
I think the defect on Marty's (champ) nose is maybe the result of a skin cancer excision. I've seen a few of these on people. He might have had a lousy surgeon or an especially large growth. I find his personality unappealing, but he is quick on the buzzer (esp for someone who looks to be pushing 60) and has broad knowledge. I think he's been lucky with his questions--Edsel is something that would be better known by an older person for example.
Not Jay Leno's fucking cars again. AAAACHHHHH
No - no - say it isn't so!
Frank is Austin 2.0........
Easy FJ - or maybe just because I'm old.
A voice artist? I fart a better Donald Duck.
I instantly thought Beverly Hillbillies too for FJ. Brady Bunch??? Lol
I couldn't think of a think for FJ. No clue.
I hate Frank so much, after less than half an hour. But then isn’t everyone named Frank an asshole?
I kind of like Frank, then again I like Austin. Note the wedding ring. The Brady Bunch was a pretty funny response, although I suppose being younger she winged it as best she could. I hated the Jay Leno category, so it was a real struggle that they insisted on going through it first at the beginning of the show like that.
Ask for Donald Duck, at least they didn't have the lady sing. When Alex mentioned his cold yesterday I thought he was actually going to reference his recent health problem.
Frank is SO fucking annoying.
Seriously, the Macarena?
Rob was adorable when he actually started doing... the Macarena.
Frank is annoying.
Good riddance, Frank. I hate that Jeopardy contestants now feel like they have to be personalities.
It's only fun when the personality isn't intentional. Like the bartender.
I really liked Frank a lot, but I could see where some people might find him just a little bit annoying. New champ pings to me, so perhaps it's his husband's mother that he plays tennis with every morning? He's well built.
I was really surprised that none of them recognized Salman Rushdie? Also, that the chick didn't know Janus. I didn't know the Final Jeopardy answer, but eventually correctly guessed.
So annoying Frank the comic turned out to be kind of a dumb bell....but he never gave up his schtick!
Rob the Latin dancer has potential. We shall see.
FJ was one that made you think..... Frank was devastated whenever someone else got a Double Jeopardy clue - he was obviously thinking of doing an Austin and building up a big lead by wagering. Hey, Frank, you have to know the answer in order to get the money. I have to give it to Austin that he usually had the right response.
Well that was interesting.....I thought Shawn might walk away with it....but ROB came through with a strategic wager!
Can he 3-peat?
So, the dumbass lazy doctor wants to become a Canadian citizen without actually having to live and work there? I kind of liked the big galoot hippie. Champ continues to ping for me with his interest in show tunes.
I did guess shogun as well for the final question. Aren't we due to have the kids or something show up soon?
Thank god the voodoo doll didn't win.
And we wrap up the week with Rob! Wife, daughter, AND dog!
Nice FJ - but seemed pretty easy to me. I wonder if Neverland would have been accepted....I thought Never Never Land was a song from the Broadway show....
Rob still pings to me but I'll just let it go. Yes, there is some wishful thinking since he seems a real hunk to me. Vinay on the other hand was perhaps the prettiest contestant I've seen in a long time on the show. The lady would have been an interesting win, had both of them messed up Final. I had no idea, guessing Bedlam.
Rob pings to me too. He's not my type at all but he has a genuinely engaging smile and an easy, all business manner during the show. His macarena moment was indeed charming. I was surprised at what looked like his momentarily angry reaction to his FJ 'samurai' miss. No doubt he was angry at himself. but it suggests that he's a man who's wound a bit tighter than he lets on.
I think they'd have to accept "Neverland," atho they've been weirdly strict on some things lately.
In the J.M. Barrie book, it was called "Neverland" not Never Never Land. I read it numerous times as a child. But apparently both are correct, since it was called Never Never Land in the stage play, which actually predated the novel (I just found out). I imagine they would have accepted either answer. I did remember the babies falling out of prams, even though my childhood was a long time ago, so the answer came easily to me. My only problem with Rob is his very small eyes, which bother me for some reason. But his personality is bearable enough.
All the sophisticates laughed at Rob's tiny eyes.
r511: Hi Rob!