AKA the continuation of the Tournament of Fuckery...
Jeopardy! – Part 15
|by Anonymous||reply 384||14 hours ago|
Ken Jennings is going to blow this competition out of the water.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/26/2019|
I find the tournament to be tedious.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||02/26/2019|
Austin is not in the same class as the other captains, certainly not the equal of Jennings.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/26/2019|
This tournament is annoying and confusing. Will it ever end?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/26/2019|
Is the Asian lady with the tinted hair someone they dragged out from a decade ago like Larissa? That afro kid is someone I don't recall either, but then again I don't care for the kids' shows where he was featured.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/26/2019|
Yesterday there was exactly 10 minutes of questions and 20 minutes of filler/commercials. Not watching again until this long boring infomercial is over.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/26/2019|
I used to like it, but now I'm converting.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||02/26/2019|
Now I fully understand why TOC had to be in this format, after watching yesterday's show.
If you're going to bring back all of the winners from way back (not just the winners from the past year), then there's no point to having the tournament. I think it was abundantly clear to the Jeopardy! producers, that Ken Jennings would have mopped the floor with all of the other winners. The guy would have been unbeatable.
The way that this tournament was set up, it makes for some suspense. It would have been totally boring to see Ken dominate over everyone else. With the team setup, other people have a chance to shine (and to win), too. It makes perfect sense.
Also, I don't mind the15 minutes of team selection and intros. It re-introduces players that some Jeopardy! watchers have never seen or known before, so it's totally appropriate. And I also like to see the thought process behind the team captains' selections. This is how it works in any sort of competitive "sports," so Jeopardy! is just following that format.
I have come to see from this Jeopardy! tournament that the people who watch this show DO NOT like change. Don't fuck with their show, or there WILL be blood!
I can't even imagine the bitching and moaning that will happen when Alex is replaced. The new host had better "gird their loins" for the inevitable backlash.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/26/2019|
It was kind of nice to see Austin brought down a few pegs.
He's kind of a braggart and a showoff, so watching Ken dominate over him was hilarious.
I also think that it was a dumb strategy to make himself go up against Ken. Austin is obviously one of the smarter players, so he should have sent up a weak player against Ken. Then Austin could have had a much better chance of winning against one of Ken's weaker team mates.
However, I think that Austin's hubris made him think that he wanted to prove that he could go toe-to-toe with the "great" Ken Jennings.
Well, Austin. It's obvious that you could not.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/26/2019|
What happened on yesterday's episode?
I missed it.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/26/2019|
Ken Jennings won.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/26/2019|
[quote]Also, I don't mind the15 minutes of team selection and intros. It re-introduces players that some Jeopardy! watchers have never seen or known before, so it's totally appropriate. And I also like to see the thought process behind the team captains' selections. This is how it works in any sort of competitive "sports," so Jeopardy! is just following that format.
Completely disagree. I tune in to see the GAME, not extraneous bullshit. When I watch an NFL game, I couldn’t care less about the coaches’ strategies or the reasoning behind plays, because I watch for the game.
[quote]I have come to see from this Jeopardy! tournament that the people who watch this show DO NOT like change. Don't fuck with their show, or there WILL be blood!
It’s not a matter of change, it’s that half the show isn’t the game we tuned in to watch. If they extended these shows to an hour so they got past the jeopardy round in one show, I know I wouldn’t mind as much.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/26/2019|
He's quirky, intrusive, and projects little in the way of warmth but I can't help it, I like crazy Matt.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/26/2019|
Tonight's show reminded me why I have loathed Matt so much - he's just awful!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/26/2019|
Alex acts as if these players discovered the cure for cancer and then walked on the moon. It’s all just ridiculous and insufferable. It’s a fucking game show, not heart surgery.
The strategy session clips aren’t long enough to be worth anything, not that I’d want to see even more of that mess.
Biggest laugh: Alex talking up Cellular One for the big purses — as if Jeopardy couldn’t afford those amounts without a sponsor. The show is a cash cow that gives away very little money every day.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/26/2019|
[R8], As a Jeopardy! fan since I was a young child, I agree with your assessment and would like to add that this is not a TOC, but an "All-Star Tournament," which *should* have a different format. I think they've done a good job with adapting it to the teams/player rotations/brackets concept, and I am reminded that I need to check the web site for my fantasy league standings!
[quote]Completely disagree. I tune in to see the GAME, not extraneous bullshit. When I watch an NFL game, I couldn’t care less about the coaches’ strategies or the reasoning behind plays, because I watch for the game.
[R12], The NFL has its Pro Bowl, the NBA and MLB have their all-star games, and all are played differently from regular games and include "extraneous bullshit" of team selection, player profiles, and lots of commercials. Also, the foundation of any game, even solitaire, is the strategy, which makes it difficult to understand "I watch for the game" when that *is* the game.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/26/2019|
R16, you sound as pompous as this fucking tournament.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/26/2019|
[quote]The NFL has its Pro Bowl, the NBA and MLB have their all-star games, and all are played differently from regular games and include "extraneous bullshit" of team selection, player profiles, and lots of commercials. Also, the foundation of any game, even solitaire, is the strategy, which makes it difficult to understand "I watch for the game" when that *is* the game.
I agree; but at its heart the game is played the same way. In fact, the amount of time allotted for the game is usually more for the extraneous bullshit like you mentioned. This debacle is in the same timeframe and only half the game is getting played.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/27/2019|
Who is playing tonight?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/27/2019|
Ben Ingram still hasn't married his gf yet? Is Seth a real clergyman, or just one of those mail-order wedding officiants?
Their big mistake, which Alex even kind of alluded to, is splitting up a single game over two days to fit in the "strategy session" clips and such.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/27/2019|
[quote] Tonight's show reminded me why I have loathed Matt so much - he's just awful!
Omg, I have never seen this guy in play before. He behaves like a total psychopath! However, I understand now why Ken chose him. He's like a fucking robot Terminator. All machine, all business.
He may have dominated the game, but he seems like a horrible person to be around.
Also, the asian lady was extremely annoying during the strategy session. Both Ken and Matt looked like they wanted to tell her to STFU.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/27/2019|
Titty-an? That’s how Titian is pronounced?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/27/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/27/2019|
It annoys that Jeopardy couldn't at least have updated their website with photo arrays of the various teams and weekday updates on whose going to play when. All of this uncertainty creates a sense of tedium.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/27/2019|
[QUOTE] All of this uncertainty creates a sense of tedium.
The whole concept execution is tedious!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/27/2019|
I think you guys just need to stop complaining and enjoy the rest of the tournament.
It's over next week, anyway. Something like four more days to go.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/27/2019|
[quote]And I also like to see the thought process behind the team captains' selections. This is how it works in any sort of competitive "sports," so Jeopardy! is just following that format.
It reminds me of reality show "talk to the camera" bullshit, which is a huge reason reality TV is so unbearable. I don't want to watch The Real Contestants of Jeopardy. Fuck you and fuck sports and most of all, fuck reality TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/27/2019|
I hate Matt and yet I find him oddly sexy.
Seeing Ken decimate Austin was somehow satisfying.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/27/2019|
r22 r23 TISH-in, yes. Or even TEE-shin.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/27/2019|
Ken has an huge advantage based on his past performance, so his team has a automatic advantage right there, then he lucked out in getting Matt. They should have handicapped or seeded the players somehow, so there’d be more equality between teams.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/27/2019|
Jesus, these people are bigger fame whores than the real housewives. I've never seen so much mugging for the camera since Angela Lansbury left Cabot Cove.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/27/2019|
[quote]Titty-an? That’s how Titian is pronounced?
I can't be the only one who remembers Dan Aykroyd's "Art Classics with E. Buzz Miller" sketch where Buzz gets all excited about "this artist, I swear ta God, his name is Titty-an!"
I would have that would be enough to kill that particular mispronunciation dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/27/2019|
I would have THOUGHT, oops.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/27/2019|
It's all incredibly tedious. And gives Alex T more screen time to revel in his own "Is this thing on?" witticisms.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/27/2019|
Ken is on fire, but didn't Brad defeat him in a one-on-one tournament before?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/27/2019|
Brad has wiped the floor with Ken twice, starting with the Ultimate Tournament of Champions.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/27/2019|
I hope that you all are starting to see why this had to be a team effort.
Ken would have just humiliated everyone. He's so hot!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/27/2019|
I like Ken and his play is most impressive. Since the last time I saw him he seems to have acquired.......his grandmother's face.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/27/2019|
Where is Arthur Chu?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||02/27/2019|
Probably wasn't invited
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/27/2019|
[quote] Where is Arthur Chu?
He's busy, taking the walk of shame.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/27/2019|
What do you think the significance of Matt's wager of $538 was? Seems like it was more than coincidence that it's also the number of delegates in the electoral college. Also, his mom is Amy Berman-Jackson, the presiding judge in the Roger Stone case.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/27/2019|
Oooh, that's interesting R42.
Matt really is a weird one. You never know what he's thinking.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/27/2019|
I wouldn’t be surprised to learn Matt is a serial killer.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/27/2019|
One thing I don't understand is why the others don't seem to have the buzzer skills that Ken does? I mean they have been around for many, many games themselves.
I was actually shocked that I knew that Canada Day is July 1st and none of them did???
|by Anonymous||reply 45||02/27/2019|
What's the over/under on the number of bodies in Matt's basement?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/27/2019|
I stil mis Bif.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/27/2019|
Ken, Brad, Austin and Buzzy all annoy the hell out of me. I don't mind the others
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/28/2019|
I don't find Ken as bad as the other three, but Brad and Buzzy and Austin all seem like self-adoring jerks who aren't anywhere near as charming as they imagine.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/28/2019|
[quote]Matt really is a weird one. You never know what he's thinking.
Well, I for one don't want to know.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||02/28/2019|
I can't wait to watch Team Ken just decimate the other teams.
The margin of winning by Team Ken has been like double or triple the next closest score. It's hilarious.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/28/2019|
Ken had plenty of money and advance notice to have had a suit custom-fitted for this event.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||02/28/2019|
Omg everyone was so dramatic about not knowing Final Jeopardy tonight. Get over it.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/28/2019|
R53, these are not the most well-adjusted people.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/28/2019|
I know, right r53?? This isn't life or death.
The egos are out of control.
I remember why I loathe Colby. He's so fucking obnoxious and arrogant.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/28/2019|
It was a very hard final to be sure, but poor Alan. I thought he might pass out or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||02/28/2019|
Alan blew it again!
He needs to go back to school.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/28/2019|
I would describe Alan's attitude as a genuine temper tantrum. I'm left wondering whether or when the cameras were off he actually started crying? Agreed that Colby needs to tone it down. Buzzy came off as fairly likable, and Austin was subdued enough that I don't think he could be characterized as obnoxious.
I did guess Balanchine, which just couldn't get past the tips of their tongues, and was very surprised they seemed unaware of the phrase mad as a wet hen. Perhaps that's too fogeyish?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/28/2019|
I think Austin hasn't been quite as obnoxious because he knows he is not as good as some other players (ie. Ken) so he seems a bit more humble.
It was a good match between Buzzy, Colby and Austin. I would have preferred if they played both rounds + DJ. I really hate this team shit. A true All-Stars would have been each player individually.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||02/28/2019|
Alan needs therapy. Crying on national tv over missing a question on Jeopardy? My God. I wouldn’t hire someone so fragile to work for me.
Colby is obnoxious as hell, probably the worst of all the contestants. I hate his guts. Brad is arrogantly obnoxious, too. Buzzy and Ken don’t bother me at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/28/2019|
I didn't mind Colby as much the first time he was on r60 but I agree with you - obnoxious as hell. This competition has really brought out his ugliness.
Julia is not suited to these champion tournaments. She's not very strong when she's up against other winners.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||02/28/2019|
How did Leonard do? I wondered if he'd be at a disadvantage being a lot younger than the other contestants.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||02/28/2019|
I never saw a Leonard when he was on originally as a kid. Based on his performance in these episodes, he seems like a nice enough, bright guy who's out of his element, in the sense of laid back rather than cuthroat.
I felt Colby exhibited a bit of a superiority complex when he was on originally, it just wasn't as in-your-face as it is now.
After tonight, I do appreciate Roger Craig more.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||02/28/2019|
Roger's always been pretty mellow. I liked that about him. He a likeable dork.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/28/2019|
I love Roger r64. I also love his dry sense of humour. He has great comic timing.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/28/2019|
[quote] Austin was subdued enough that I don't think he could be characterized as obnoxious.
He was sort of obnoxious.
At the end of the first round between Buzzy, Colby, and Austin, Alex made a comment on the impressive scores, and Austin turned towards Colby and started clapping very spastically. It was weird, because I couldn't tell if he was obnoxiously clapping at only Colby (because Colby came out on top), or if he was turning to face his competitors and clapped for them all as a group.
In any case, it was weird.
And the competition must be pretty intense behind the scenes, because one of the correct answers yesterday was "gamesmanship," and the person who answered that question, added "that's been happening a lot this week." Oooooh!
|by Anonymous||reply 66||03/01/2019|
It was Roger who said that. He sounded quite sincere, though sarcasm would probably fit well?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||03/01/2019|
Ooooh Alex messed up. But I bet he makes that money back.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||03/01/2019|
Don't mess this up, Austin.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||03/01/2019|
Alex got cocky.
I knew FJ was Eisenhower but I made the same mistake as Colby.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||03/01/2019|
I can't blame Alex for getting cocky and risking it all- like 99% of the time he can back it up.
Same here r70. Immediately knew Eisenhower, but got the year wrong.
I'm rooting for ken's team now.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||03/01/2019|
It was an easy FJ, can't believe no-one got it right. I even think they may have asked some variation of this question in a previous FJ.
I like Matt Jackson, quirks and all, and always find myself rooting for him. Incidentally, he hails from the same alma maters as Brett Kavanaugh, and his mother was the judge in the news recently going back and forth with Roger Stone.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||03/01/2019|
Wow, that was such an exciting game!!!
I don't care, I think that this tournament is awesome.
Poor Alex. He really blew it, but he did the right thing. He looked so bummed.
Color me shocked that "Team Colby" is in the finals.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||03/01/2019|
So how will the rest of the tournament work?
Are there only two more days, with the same process that happened yesterday and today?
Then the winning team splits $1,000,000?
Damn, I'd love to be on Team Ken. I'm guessing that he will win, with Team Brad in 2nd place, and Team Colby in 3rd place.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||03/01/2019|
I am really liking the tournament too. Sure, some of it's tedious but overall it's been exciting to watch. I like the team format for this and the individual player format for TOC.
I am ok with Alex and Buzzy losing because they both won their TOC tournaments, and so it's fine with me if other players win this. Ken Jennings came in second for UTOC and BOTD, so this may be his time.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||03/01/2019|
I realized quickly that final was a trick question as Eisenhower ran for re-election as an incumbent elected official. As someone from New Jersey, I was rather surprised that Alex was aware that Menlo Park is in Edison Township.
Although he rallied quickly, I felt in the first minute or so of the first round that Alan was on the verge of being carted off to the funny farm if he didn't win the round. I was impressed with Buzzy's last team clip, where he told them that they'd given their best and that was that. I think I did develop an actual crush on No-Drama "Mad Men" Roger.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||03/01/2019|
Haha, Roger's been my Jeopardy crush for years.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||03/01/2019|
I love Roger. I would love it if he took over from Alex one day.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||03/01/2019|
I’m Team Ken now. Brad and Colby are obnoxiously arrogant.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||03/01/2019|
Yes, Roger has always been a favorite. Mellow, laid back and cute.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||03/02/2019|
FJ was obviously Eisenhower, so all you had to know was that he was first elected in 1952. Can't believe Buzzy and Austin would have missed that.
At least Colby knew it was Eisenhower, but got the year wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||03/02/2019|
The silly thing about this tournament is that there are three people on a team with the first member getting 30 questions, the second member getting 30 questions, and the third member getting one. They should have had two-person teams with the two of them joining forces on FJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||03/02/2019|
That's part of the strategy R82, and it also makes the game more interesting.
It's almost like a relay race where one person takes the first leg, another takes the second, and the last person takes the home stretch.
And more than once, the person who gets the FJ question has really blown it for the team. Just look at Alex and team Buzzy. Perhaps if Alex had gone in Double Jeopardy, and Buzzy in FJ, they might have won.
That's the whole strategy of the teams, and personally, I love it.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||03/02/2019|
No, r83, it does not make the game more interesting. What it makes the game is fragmented. And stupid-seeming.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||03/02/2019|
That's only YOUR opinion, R84.
And because it's your opinion, it doesn't make it true.
Believe it or not, some people in the world actually think differently than you do.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||03/02/2019|
My biggest gripe is that they didn't use their website to offer charts with names and pictures which would display both the overall schedule, the upcoming schedule, and the results to date.
We should be able to click on a picture and get a brief summary of who that person is (name, hometown, occupation) and what their history on jeopardy has been.
Do they really think we're going to remember all of the names and faces, etc ? Not having that info and having to search for it just adds to the tedium.
Some folks here seem to have bought into the structure of the tournament as it is. I see lots of room for improvement. It has no flow. It feels too 'stop and start-ish' .
|by Anonymous||reply 86||03/02/2019|
Thankfully, r85, you're not in charge of the show, and we will be returning to regular Jeopardy soon (though not soon enough).
|by Anonymous||reply 87||03/02/2019|
I would think a few of them are in the spectrum ? I like Leonard the most. Can’t believe he didn’t know Brooke shields went to Princeton. He probably didn’t know who she is lol. And yeah Colby is annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||03/02/2019|
I find Colby and Austin both annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||03/02/2019|
R86 here. I see now that they do have a separate all stars site very much along the lines of what I wanted. Was there no link to this from the old site till now ? I certainly couldn't find it before.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||03/02/2019|
This tournament proves once again that the categories rule, If a player has the bad luck to be faced with a bunch of topics he or she isn't familiar with (especially in FJ), they're shit out of luck.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||03/02/2019|
This is the biggest collection of phony fame whores outside of the Real Housewives franchises.
Where's the camera!!!!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 92||03/02/2019|
I would not have gotten FJ if I hadn't read you bitches first.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||03/02/2019|
For any of you who doubt R91, go watch Ken Jennings' appearance on 500 Questions. He lasted, literally, seven questions, I believe, before being eliminated for missing three in a row.
I also thought that coming up with Eisenhower was super easy, the problem was being sure to pick the first election and not the most recent election by which time he had been an elected politician for four years.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||03/02/2019|
Yes, R94, that was the trap Colby fell into during FJ. Austin's answer seemed so random - 1836? Was that Van Buren?
What do you mean R83? Didn't Alex do DJ and Buzzy do FJ? Or am I remembering incorrectly?
Obviously there are some kinks to be worked out with the format of the tournament, but it got better as time went on and is enjoyable overall. I hope they do it again. I am a diehard Jeopardy fan so I remember all of these players and these players are truly all-stars (of course, there are others out there, like Arthur Chu). I doubt Jeopardy will be able to do a tournament like this anytime soon since there isn't a whole other crop of all-stars out there. I would be more than thrilled to watch these players compete again in a year or two though.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||03/02/2019|
[quote] What do you mean [R83]? Didn't Alex do DJ and Buzzy do FJ? Or am I remembering incorrectly?
Whoops, my mistake. Alex screwed up on his Daily Double bets, and not on Final Jeopardy.
[quote] I doubt Jeopardy will be able to do a tournament like this anytime soon since there isn't a whole other crop of all-stars out there. I would be more than thrilled to watch these players compete again in a year or two though.
They only did it to mark Jeopardy's 35th Anniversary, and probably because Alex is going to retire.
Maybe the next logical point at which they can hold another All-Stars Tournament is for Jeopardy's 50th anniversary in 15 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||03/02/2019|
I found Buzzy and Austin overbearing and not as cute and funny as they think they are. I was surprised at Alex's decision on that final bet.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||03/02/2019|
Oh that's right R96, I forgot that 35th anniversary connection. I think you're right but they could come up with some other ratings-draw tournament - like they did with BOTD and UTOC. I love these tournaments, even the regular TOC, so I hope they do something soon than 15 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||03/02/2019|
Yeah--I thought Ken Jennings pronunciation of Titian was funny. Ti-shin in English. Tiziano (sounds like Teetseeahno) in the original Italian. Lots of people who learn from reading books mispronounce words they have never heard spoken, even someone as knowledgeable as Ken.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||03/02/2019|
Ken has clearly never seen or heard A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Sondheim's), where Mme Armfelt refers to "a tiny Titian." What would SS have found to rhyme with TIT-i-an?
|by Anonymous||reply 100||03/03/2019|
Team Ken can't lose.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||03/03/2019|
I agree that it's Team Ken for the win. He and Matt Jackson have the fastest brains and button expertise. But Brad Rutter's team will be close. Show might start to be a little bit fun as of today Monday.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||03/04/2019|
Colby's team doesn't stand a chance.
They're going to come in last, for sure.
But hey, everybody left with a shit ton of money. Even the losers.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||03/04/2019|
Why wasn't John Presloid invited to All-Star Tournament?
|by Anonymous||reply 104||03/04/2019|
r104 Not enough wins.
Is it over yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 105||03/04/2019|
Tomorrow is the last day
|by Anonymous||reply 106||03/04/2019|
Talk about a giveaway final - I knew the answer before he finished reading the question out loud!
I had the following unchargeable thought this evening: Matt needs to die in a grease fire. Alan would start crying at a poker table in Vegas if you lost more than one or two hands.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||03/04/2019|
I was forgetting why people dislike Matt until I saw him barking at Alex for the next clue.
And then I remembered why people hate him.
And refreshing to see Colby humbled for once as he trailed by a huge margin.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||03/04/2019|
I'm not watching anymore until Normal Jeopardy comes back.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||03/04/2019|
Why are they allowing answers not in the form of a question? I’ve seen this at least three times.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||03/04/2019|
[quote]Why are they allowing answers not in the form of a question? I’ve seen this at least three times.
What did I think I saw Colby do twice?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||03/04/2019|
Colby's team got SMOKED!
Ken and Brad were doing all the heavy lifting for their teams, although Clarissa did really well also.
I thought that it would be a runaway for Team Ken, but it looks like it could be a close one.
How awesome would it be if Team Ken and Team Brad bet huge amounts because they're so close in score, and they both lost the FJ question, leaving Team Colby for the win. That would be hilarious!
|by Anonymous||reply 112||03/05/2019|
So it's not over yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 113||03/05/2019|
R112 I'm really hoping that doesn't happen. Colby is so obnoxious. I would like kens team in first, brad second, and Colby last.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||03/05/2019|
Tonight's the final game, R113. Regular play, featuring the big lady from two weeks ago, resumes tomorrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||03/05/2019|
"The big lady." Heh.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||03/05/2019|
Go Team Ken!
Although the more I see Brad, the more attractive he gets.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||03/05/2019|
Yeah, I'd fuck him.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||03/05/2019|
I think Brad might have had work done on his face, only because he looks younger than in his last TOC. If he did, it's very good because his face looks totally normal. It's weird to see that he was chubby when he was first on the show, whenever that was.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||03/05/2019|
So congrats to brad's team.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||03/05/2019|
Very strange finals. For all that build-up, it was very anti-climactic.The winner, the 2nd, and the 3rd placer are already decided even before the FJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||03/05/2019|
Agree r121 anticlimactic. It just sort of ended without a final note.
Team brad does seem like a lively bunch. I like Larissa.
Do they each get a million dollars? Or is it split three ways?
|by Anonymous||reply 122||03/05/2019|
So Brad beats Ken yet again.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||03/05/2019|
My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||03/05/2019|
Matt frightens me.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||03/05/2019|
Think this pretty much cements Brad's position as the best Jeopardy player in modern history.
Happy David is half dorky and half scary.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||03/05/2019|
Yes, I was kinda terrified by David too r126. I think his teammates were as well LOL
I agree with r121 and r122 it was very anticlimactic and I would also add... boring. I rushed home to watch it and I was distracted by other things because there was no excitement.
I think the only thing that was interesting was when Alex explained the reason behind the choice for FJ.
All so predictable: Brad winning (again), Colby still being obnoxious even in third place, Matt being a cold robot even when his excited teammate showed some enthusiasm to him.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||03/05/2019|
Brad was already cemented as the best Jeopardy player ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||03/05/2019|
It does make me feel pretty great to answer questions that none of these champs can answer. Earlier in the event, it was the "wet hen" clue, tonight with the lighthouse category it was "Nova Scotia". At least if I was there, I wouldn't end up with $0!
|by Anonymous||reply 129||03/05/2019|
He was. But I was hoping ken could take this one from him
|by Anonymous||reply 130||03/05/2019|
It's weird that Team Ken so clearly dominated earlier in the tournament, but petered out in the final game. If Brad was already the "winningest" player in Jeopardy history, he added more to that total now. Daddy has money.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||03/05/2019|
Just curious, but why is Brad still single?
|by Anonymous||reply 132||03/05/2019|
I'm guessing because no one could ever love him as much as he loves himself?
|by Anonymous||reply 133||03/05/2019|
Boring finale to the tournament. A real snooze.
Maybe they should have had all 18 tournament players on the stage at the end.
The behind the scenes strategy sessions were completely worthless.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||03/05/2019|
As the saying goes, I want Big David in me deeply.
I thought Final was tough (no idea!), but the contestants seemed to think it was an easy question. On the other hand, I was well aware that Peggy's Cove is in Nova Scotia.
Far from boring, I thought it was exciting that at least almost every question different folks rang in right away knowing the answer, rather than having several questions where they either blew it or didn't know.
I'm going to ask one more time weather Brad is gay, but isn't saying so specifically?
|by Anonymous||reply 135||03/05/2019|
I wonder if we'll see any of them in 15 years for the 50th anniversary celebration.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||03/05/2019|
R135 - there's this from 7 years ago:
|by Anonymous||reply 137||03/06/2019|
Whether he's gay or not, I'd still fuck him.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||03/06/2019|
So Team Brad each got to take home $333,333.33
How much is that after taxes?
I can't believe that Team Colby only gets to split $100,000. That's only 33 grand each. Like one or two day's winnings.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||03/06/2019|
Brad's gang probably clear about a couple of hundred thousand each. Being so far behind at the end of the first day, I think Colby's team was able to psych themselves into being happy with at least making it to the finals.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||03/06/2019|
Well, the All-Star Tournament haters should be happy that "normal" Jeopardy is back.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||03/06/2019|
Oh, trust us, we ARE.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||03/06/2019|
We are, r141. We are. I watched a good deal of that rotfest, but I reached my breaking point three episodes ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||03/06/2019|
So sad about Alex Trevek. Wish him all the best.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||03/06/2019|
A Message From Alex Trebek
|by Anonymous||reply 145||03/06/2019|
Aww that is sad news. Stage 4 though- he probably won't be around in three years.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||03/06/2019|
Wow 😮 pancreatic cancer? Isn’t that one of the worst to have? And isn’t it he just beaten that brain hemorrhage? Wish him well.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||03/06/2019|
God bless Alex. I will say a prayer for his recovery.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||03/06/2019|
I didn't realize he was 78. I hope I'm that sharp at that age. Imagine...he and Bernie Sanders are the same approximate age!
|by Anonymous||reply 149||03/06/2019|
Doubt he'll live very long. Very few people beat pancreatic cancer, esp. Stage IV , which means it has metastasized to more distant parts of the body. He's had what seems from the outside to be a good life. I wish him well. He will probably be too weak to be on TV when he's undergoing chemo so I imagine we'll see a replacement quite soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||03/06/2019|
Probably too soon not to be morbid, but I assume we'll soon be seeing a thread for next host suggestions.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||03/06/2019|
Tim loses by a dollar, what a dolt for betting that much.
Blanked on FJ.
WOF: Mr. Cocoa, Any comment on Joey, who plans Congressional happy hours?
|by Anonymous||reply 152||03/06/2019|
Fuck you, WOF queen. Start your own fucking thread, asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||03/06/2019|
Sorry, R153, but I felt Joey pinged. I thought he was kind of cute, but he did seem like someone who would be attractive to many data loungers.
Losing by a dollar that way, almost smacks of being preordained to lose! I have mentioned before I have a fondness for suited guys, and Tim was also my type in general, so it was sorry to see him a blow it that way. I did not get final myself, but thought it was a rather difficult question.
This is going to sound a bit weird, if not callous, but I don't think Alex Trebek would ever be really ready to retire. Somehow, I have the feeling that not lasting long after he gives up being host might actually be a better exit. Buzzy already lives in Los Angeles, so would be kind of the obvious choice to step in for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||03/06/2019|
Fuck you, r154. When Jeopardy is over, I turn off the TV. I don't watch that offensive POS. If you want to talk about it, start a thread devoted to it. Of course, you're probably a parasite in all areas..
|by Anonymous||reply 155||03/06/2019|
Alex looks so healthy and spry. I never would have guessed that he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||03/06/2019|
Why does anyone think Buzzy has the TV skills to host a show?
|by Anonymous||reply 157||03/07/2019|
R156, Neither did Alex.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||03/07/2019|
[quote]Buzzy already lives in Los Angeles, so would be kind of the obvious choice to step in for him.
NO!!!!! Hopefully, now that he got his ass kicked on the TOC, he'll fade back into obscurity, never to be seen on [italic]Jeopardy![/italic] again. I never thought I'd say this, but I even prefer Matt Jackson to the obnoxious Buzzy.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||03/07/2019|
It's going to be the most sought after job in television since Bob Barker retired. The producers will be looking for a host with big name value, not some former contestant who's only known to Jeopardy! viewers.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||03/07/2019|
Does Ryan Seacrest need another job?
|by Anonymous||reply 161||03/07/2019|
Pee Wee Herman. Seriously. Think about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||03/07/2019|
I'd bet money that they'll be considering Conan O'Brian. He lives in LA already, he's very smart (Harvard Crimson editor I think), and funny (which would make a nice change over Alex) and he's very well known, which will bring fresh eyes to the show. I don't think they'll pick a relatively unknown game show host like Alex was when he replaced Art Fleming. He could probably keep doing his own show as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||03/07/2019|
[quote]I even prefer Matt Jackson to the obnoxious Buzzy.
Which shows us your taste is located somewhere between the sewer and the sole of your shoe.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||03/07/2019|
[quote]I'd bet money that they'll be considering Conan O'Brian.
The only good idea I've heard so far. Thanks, r163.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||03/07/2019|
I love Conan, but his problem is -- he's STILL the Crimson editor, or actually, the president of Hasty Pudding.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||03/07/2019|
R165, Not such a great idea. Conan is another who would inject too much comedy into it, like Steve Harvey does on FF.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||03/07/2019|
[quote] I'd bet money that they'll be considering Conan O'Brian
Conan was my first thought, as well.
Whoever is chosen, that person MUST be intelligent. And they should have a good grasp of a wide variety of subjects. It wouldn't hurt if they spoke another language, as well.
Are there any other Canadian hosts who fit the bill? They're usually bilingual.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||03/07/2019|
Meredith Viera, who already has game show experience.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||03/07/2019|
No thank you, R169. She's boring as dirt.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||03/07/2019|
Buzzy, Buzzy, Buzzy. I swear he took his prize money and used it to hire PR flacks to promote him as the future host of Jeopardy. It's the only explanation that makes sense.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||03/07/2019|
R168, The thought of having to look at that ginger albino five nights a week turns my stomach.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||03/07/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 173||03/07/2019|
Megyn Kelly is available.
So is Matt Lauer.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||03/07/2019|
Not to be morbid, but how many shows can they quickly bank? One day equals one week of shows, right? So can they quickly get an additional 3 or 4 months of shows on the shelf before the treatments kick in and/or he starts going downhill? Maybe use guest hosts for things like the Teen Tournament?
Or will they even try? If he goes downhill fast I can't see airing new episodes after his death.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||03/07/2019|
[quote]Are there any other Canadian hosts who fit the bill? They're usually bilingual.
I hear Justin Trudeau may be looking for work. I would watch him five nights a week.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||03/07/2019|
When Alex leaves, I think that the show's popularity will wane.
I used to love Price is Right with Bob Barker, but I stopped watching, once Drew Carey took over.
Unfortunately, it'll be the same with Jeopardy.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||03/07/2019|
Unfortunately, I think we have a very short time with Alex on the show. People will be depressed watching someone with terminal cancer, even or especially long time fans. Many people don't like to be reminded of death. So I think the producers will give him a short farewell period, say a couple of weeks, and then they will say he needs to rest while he's undergoing treatment and we have hired so and so to be his temporary replacement. In fact would guess they would try several different hosts over a period of time to see who works best in the slot. They might try some people like Ken Jennings or Brad Rutter as well as broadcast professionals. Just a guess--but I don't see him there for very long even if he feels okay.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||03/07/2019|
As long as it isn't Pat Sajack . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 179||03/07/2019|
[quote] Many people don't like to be reminded of death.
Death basically sponsors the show now. 3/4's of the commercials during Jeopardy are for COPD, diabetes, and other meds.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||03/07/2019|
[quote]As long as it isn't Pat Sajak . . .
Wouldn't that suck!
|by Anonymous||reply 181||03/07/2019|
How about Colby?
|by Anonymous||reply 182||03/07/2019|
It doesn't matter where the potential host lives. It doesn't have to be LA. Alex lives in northern California, not LA. You only have to fly in every couple of weeks for Tuesday and Wednesday and you only work 46 days a year. Not exactly taxing for 20 million dollars plus.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||03/07/2019|
I'm afraid that Colby is not what one might call "photogenic."
|by Anonymous||reply 184||03/07/2019|
It seems the universe is punishing Alek for this awful & tedious tournament.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||03/07/2019|
The ratings for Jeopardy are very strong, as is the 18-49 demo, so you can sav3 the tired jokes about their advertising.
Conan??? Uh....just NO. HE wouldn’t work, making himself more important than the game.
I don’t see viewers dropping off during this period. Whoever said that is ridiculous. It’s not depressing. If Trebek looks and is healthy enough to appear, ratings will hold.
Buzzy was calmer during this last tournament, and I think he could tone it down and do a good job — but would have to change his style of eyeglasses, which is too cartoonish. The Buzzy hate here is a head shaker.
Trebek will be REALLY hard to replace, and it’s clear you don’t know what you got til it’s gone. He is a MASTER at every element of the game.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||03/07/2019|
I have a friend who's going to tape as a contestant next week. I'll report back what she says of Alex's health.
Maybe they'll have a series of possible replacement hosts as auditions.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||03/08/2019|
Buzzy with a past contestant . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 188||03/08/2019|
Looks like Presloid wanted to get BONED by the BUZZY at R188!
I can see the "hungry bottom" look in Johnny's eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||03/08/2019|
Who DOESN'T want to get boned by Buzzy? Get SERIOUS, kaween.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||03/08/2019|
Don't need a big ego or a chucklehead as host. Essential is a projection of intelligence.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||03/08/2019|
Ummm finally some eye candy!! Eases the blow of Alex's news a little. Josh and Conor are both cuties!
|by Anonymous||reply 192||03/08/2019|
Are Josh and Conor on tonight (3/8/19) or last night (3/7)?
|by Anonymous||reply 193||03/08/2019|
3/8/19. I'm watching the show now, r193. But i won't spoil it.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||03/08/2019|
Thank you, r194. I don't get to watch for another 2+ hours (7:00 eastern).
|by Anonymous||reply 195||03/08/2019|
Wow, when was the last time we saw two handsome and desirable gentlemen on the same show ? It doesn't happen often enough. Good for Conor.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||03/08/2019|
Kudos to Conor the cutie for his come from behind victory.
I thought FJ was incredibly obvious.
Josh's "Jack Kevorkian" response made no sense.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||03/08/2019|
What was the question?
|by Anonymous||reply 198||03/08/2019|
Dana Wayne, what is an "educator"?
|by Anonymous||reply 199||03/08/2019|
I like Conor as champion. Thesis on baseball, though? Please.
Perhaps because I read r197 before I watched today's show, I guessed Jack Kevorkian, too. Death. Michigan. Blah, blah, blah. I did not know the correct answer person was from Michigan.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||03/08/2019|
I want Josh in me quite deeply. He is incredibly handsome.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||03/08/2019|
I spent much of the show being struck by how much Conor reminded me of Burt Ward as Robin!
I felt final was a fairly easy giveaway.
Kevorkian was known as "Dr. Death" from Michigan, so it made sense as a wild Hail Mary pass.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||03/08/2019|
I have to stop myself from reading this thread until after I've seen the show. Apparently, I watch it later than much of the world (7:00 PM Eastern).
|by Anonymous||reply 203||03/08/2019|
In 1982 a probate judge in his home state of Michigan declared him legally dead
|by Anonymous||reply 204||03/08/2019|
R207, But Kevorkian lived until 2011.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||03/08/2019|
^Sorry, meant R202
|by Anonymous||reply 206||03/08/2019|
I thought Jack Kevorkian.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||03/08/2019|
There you go, R205. Now it just looks like you're prescient!
|by Anonymous||reply 208||03/08/2019|
My first thought was D. B. Cooper, then I realized it had to be Jimmy Hoffa.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||03/08/2019|
Some info on Conor . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 210||03/09/2019|
Unless they want a pre-fab celebrity, Brad Rutter for host makes sense to me.
Anyone mention Anderson Cooper?
|by Anonymous||reply 211||03/09/2019|
[quote]Anyone mention Anderson Cooper?
You're doing that on purpose.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||03/09/2019|
Thank you, r210. Conor is so cute.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||03/09/2019|
They need a host, like Alex, who is known outside of Jeopardy audiences but whose celebrity status wouldn't overshadow the show, looks good in front of the camera, is charismatic, has a good, but not irreverent, sense of humor, and comes off as paternal and intelligent. Most of the choices mentioned here (Anderson Cooper, Jon Stewart, Conan, Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter, Alec Baldwin) fit those criteria. I think Thomas Roberts is the best one mentioned.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||03/09/2019|
[quote]They need a host, like Alex, who is known outside of Jeopardy audiences
Where and when was Alex "known outside of Jeopardy audiences"?
|by Anonymous||reply 215||03/09/2019|
I knew Hoffa because I grew up outside of Detroit during the time he disappeared. But I was sure all of them would get it right.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||03/09/2019|
[quote]Where and when was Alex "known outside of Jeopardy audiences"?
He was a game show host for many shows, as well as a panelist on others for years before landing Jeopardy!
|by Anonymous||reply 217||03/09/2019|
He hosted the classic memory show Concentration. I loved that show as a kid.
They recently started airing it on Buzzr network. It's airing right now, actually.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||03/09/2019|
Usually I can agree with who's hot and who's not amongst the Jeopardy! contestants (John Presloid, Tom the Bartender, etc., are definitely hot), but I don't see anything attractive about Conor. There's something "off" with his personality, he's kind of creepy, and for the life of me, I don't see much attractive about him at all. He's also one of those dreaded contestants who takes a masturbatory approach to using his buzzer, and the clicking sound and furious hand activity shown is MAJORLY off-putting. You see him clicking and shaking his hand back and forth and you just want to send him to the bathroom, where he can do that kind of thing in private without disturbing anyone. The buzzers should truly be anchored to the podium to prevent this kind of distraction.
That said, I really, REALLY liked Conor's powder blue sweater. I wonder if he'd sell it to me?
|by Anonymous||reply 219||03/09/2019|
R219, check the CK website. I’m pretty sure it was a Calvin Klein.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||03/09/2019|
Thanks, R220. I seldom notice clothing items on TV, but that sweater is EXACTLY the right style and color.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||03/09/2019|
Conor is the hottest bottom on Jeopardy since John Presloid.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||03/10/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 223||03/10/2019|
another attractive gentleman to appear tonight (Scott Semproni)
|by Anonymous||reply 224||03/11/2019|
^Looks like she inhaled the entire Keebler factory.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||03/11/2019|
Scott looks better on the show than your photo, r224.
Champ Conor is also looking handsome and smart with his glasses today!
|by Anonymous||reply 226||03/11/2019|
Scott's got the gay voice too.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||03/11/2019|
Where does the gay voice come from? I've got it and so do all my friends. I've often wondered about this.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||03/11/2019|
R225, Including the night shift.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||03/11/2019|
R224, There's enough chin there for 3 people.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||03/11/2019|
Conor looked super sexy in his nerdy glasses! Too bad he lost.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||03/11/2019|
Nobody got Maude or El Greco and two of them missed Neil Simon. So much cultural illiteracy.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||03/11/2019|
I did not know final, but also thought it a bit depressing regarding Maude and El Greco.
Conor looked totally different tonight.
I like the new champ well enough, respecting the fact that she knows so much, but feel she's a bit old to be dying her hair like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||03/11/2019|
[quote]I did not know final, but also thought it a bit depressing regarding Maude and El Greco.
And the Count of Monte Cristo.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||03/11/2019|
R231, Indeed, he looked totally different. Wonder what other "looks" he had planned for a longer reign.
FJ seemed really easy, the thought of Eugene O'Neill dying in 2018 made me guffaw.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||03/11/2019|
This new champ with the purplish hair won’t last long, either.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||03/11/2019|
Her hair was fuschia on my computer.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||03/11/2019|
Her hair needed a shampooing on my tv screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||03/11/2019|
She may have had a lip mole. I guess we can watch tonight and be reminded exactly where. Sorry neither of the boys is coming back.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||03/11/2019|
What's Frank Orlando up to these days?
|by Anonymous||reply 240||03/12/2019|
And not knowing Neal Simon! Can't abide the champ's hair color!
|by Anonymous||reply 241||03/12/2019|
another new guy on tonight, although this one looks straight
|by Anonymous||reply 242||03/12/2019|
Both cute boys bested by the woman with the odd hair. There's no justice!
|by Anonymous||reply 243||03/12/2019|
One of tomorrow's contestants seems even gayer than Scott from yesterday. (And I don't mean that as an insult. He seems really cute.)
|by Anonymous||reply 244||03/12/2019|
R242, He'd look better clean shaven.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||03/12/2019|
r244 Gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, GAY!
|by Anonymous||reply 246||03/12/2019|
Much like with guy from yesterday, the fella at r244 looks better on tv than that photo.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||03/12/2019|
His name is Evan, and has a very nice and soothing speaking voice.
I meant the guy at r242, not r244.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||03/12/2019|
Barton is adorkable.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||03/12/2019|
[quote]And not knowing Neal Simon!
|by Anonymous||reply 250||03/12/2019|
R244, He's an Assistant Office Manager. Just what does an AOM do?
|by Anonymous||reply 251||03/12/2019|
Orders staples and three-hole punchers, r251.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||03/12/2019|
I watched today and couldn't believe the idiocy! How do you not know Henry Clay people!!! They missed Allison Janney for Christ sake!!
|by Anonymous||reply 253||03/12/2019|
Evan was indeed handsome. And what in the hell was going on with the FJ bid by the returning champ?!
|by Anonymous||reply 254||03/12/2019|
Conor may try on different looks but he can't hide the sexy. Sam appears to be a sweetheart.
What's going on with all the gays (no complaints here) ? Is Alex finally getting the show he's always wanted ?
|by Anonymous||reply 255||03/12/2019|
Good for nice guy Barton. He hung in and finally succeeded.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||03/12/2019|
Easy final. Now the Chinese guy can go on his pilgrimages.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||03/12/2019|
Elaine should seek breast reduction surgery.
FJ wasn't easy for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||03/12/2019|
R247 - I feel otherwise. He's at least smiling in the pic I linked @ R242. On TV tonight, he came across as so intensely serious-minded while he was playing, he seemed kinda angry.
|by Anonymous||reply 259||03/12/2019|
I thought final was easy, but history is one of my stronger suits, as it is apparently for the new champ. I'll try not to hold it against him that he's Canadian; somehow, I think I'd like him better outside of Jeopardy.
I felt Henry Clay was also the obvious answer, although I had no clue about Allison Janney.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||03/12/2019|
Still more fucking Canadians! Maybe once Alex…um, transitions…we can get back to having normal 'Murican contestants again.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||03/13/2019|
Sam is so slight, and already annoying with his ear tug.
Also, he isn't gay.
He's super gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||03/13/2019|
Sorry, John Presloid. Sam is now my all-time favorite Jeopardy gay. So adorable! I hate that we won’t see him again.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||03/13/2019|
The champ is such a chipper nerd.
|by Anonymous||reply 264||03/13/2019|
Is it possible to be gayer than Sam?
|by Anonymous||reply 265||03/13/2019|
R265, I’m trying!
|by Anonymous||reply 266||03/13/2019|
I wanted to be inside Sam, deeply.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||03/13/2019|
I wanted Sam to come back.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||03/13/2019|
I loved Sam! Bring him back, please!!
He was adorable.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||03/13/2019|
Fuuuuuuuuk! Why did Sam have to blow Final Jeopardy????
That asian guy is so fucking annoying. I hate him!!
Sam would have been Datalounge's new favorite, probably even beating out John Presloid.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||03/13/2019|
I wanted Sam, too. Since this is a gay male website, I'm going to address the 800-pound gorilla in the room and say that usually a somewhat fem guy from New York City would be vapid, but he seems to know his stuff. I want to dislike Barton because he's Canadian, but honestly otherwise he's not a bad guy, just a bit annoying. I could have lived with the big lady just fine, however.
Tonight's surprised question that they didn't know was the answer black lung. D'uh. On the other hand, having never read the book, I didn't know final, so ended up guessing Catcher in the Rye, though I knew it wasn't right.
R270 - I fully agree that Sam is probably a nicer guy to hang out with, more humble, than John.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||03/13/2019|
The asian guy practically yells out his answers.
He is so off-putting and awkward. I'm not going to watch the show again until he's eliminated, so I'll just watch this thread for his exit.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||03/13/2019|
Sam was cute and smart. He looks pretty young. It would have been nice to have him stick around. I thought the Carol Burnett ear tug was adorable.
The Asian guy remains super annoying. I don't hate him. He just seems way too pleased with himself. If he could only take it down two notches.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||03/13/2019|
[quote]Sam was cute and smart. He looks pretty young.
He's 30. And adorable AF.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||03/14/2019|
I loved Sam. Gone too soon!
Champ reminds me of Professor Frink from the Simpsons.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||03/14/2019|
Sam is adorable and intelligent.
Shame he blew such an easy FJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||03/14/2019|
Wow, I didn't find FJ easy at all, and I'm an avid reader. Never read the novel or didn't see the movie. I guessed CATCHER for a quick second, then SHANE (!). Really sorry to see Sam go.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||03/14/2019|
I thought of Shane too, but didn't think there was a Roy in Shane...
|by Anonymous||reply 278||03/14/2019|
He sweet but as Prince could sing, were he alive, Sam could never take the place of our John Presloid.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||03/14/2019|
I read a lot, including Malamud, but I didn't know the FJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||03/14/2019|
I would've gotten The Natural.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||03/14/2019|
[quote]I'm going to address the 800-pound gorilla in the room
R271, when I first read that, I thought you were going to refer to the female contestant - specifically, her gargantuan breasts. Which reminds me: what is it with huge-breasted women contestants lately? That's the third one in less than 2 weeks.
Another one here who'll miss Sam. And now here's the question: Sam are you on DL?
|by Anonymous||reply 282||03/14/2019|
Awww Alex's thank you to fans and supporters at the beginning of the show made me tear up. He sounds frail, and it makes me sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||03/14/2019|
Also, Kevin gives me Ronan Farrow vibes. Lookswise at least.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||03/14/2019|
Lindsey reminds me of a chubbier Elisabeth Moss.
|by Anonymous||reply 285||03/14/2019|
So did the freakazoid lose today, or is he still going to linger for another day?
|by Anonymous||reply 286||03/14/2019|
You're in the clear...he lost. Another pretty easy FJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||03/14/2019|
I can watch Jeopardy again.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||03/14/2019|
Your long national nightmare is finally over.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||03/14/2019|
Although her button pressing thing is kind of obnoxious, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||03/14/2019|
I'm going to have nightmares of the new champ giving me a handjob.
|by Anonymous||reply 291||03/14/2019|
She was a girl, r291. You need to pick better dreams.
|by Anonymous||reply 292||03/14/2019|
She'd pull your dick right off. She was going hard on that buzzer.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||03/14/2019|
The vinyl collector is straight???
|by Anonymous||reply 294||03/15/2019|
Welcome to Seattle, R294; those kinds of straight boys are very common. Maybe the girlfriend in question is Asian? 🤔
|by Anonymous||reply 295||03/15/2019|
Lindsay's mouth/teeth tension (whatever the F it is) drives me bonkers. She is AWFUL to look at, and unfortunately, she's a good player. I pray she loses soon, otherwise I might have to listen instead of watch the show (or not watch at all). I don't think there's been a contestant since Matt Jackson that offended me as much.
|by Anonymous||reply 296||03/15/2019|
He certainly won't be everyone on DL's cup of tea, but I find Brad to be a cutie!
|by Anonymous||reply 297||03/15/2019|
And I need someone to find me the calendar featuring a "tastefully nude" Brad asap!
|by Anonymous||reply 298||03/15/2019|
She is the worst abuser of the buzzer I have seen in a long time. I want her to lose immediately. Unfortunately, all three of them today are people who hold their buzzers in the air instead of resting their hands on the edge of the podiums out of camera range. Been there, done that.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||03/15/2019|
Bianca had the stupidest late Daily Double bet in Double Jeopardy ever today. How did she not see that she needed to wager all of it to keep the buzzer abuser from having a runaway so she'd at least have a chance. Sigh.
|by Anonymous||reply 300||03/15/2019|
I like Brad, too. And he seems tres gay.
I don't know if I can put up with another day of Lindsey's Fryyyy, or her shaking the buzzer like a cup of dice. STFU, Lindsey.
|by Anonymous||reply 301||03/15/2019|
Lindsay's clicker is going to climax.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||03/15/2019|
R300, what is she was vexed?
|by Anonymous||reply 303||03/15/2019|
Bianca didn't bet all 6000 because she wasn't sure of the category. She wanted to stay in the game.
Remember, second place still gets a thousand dollars more than third place.
|by Anonymous||reply 304||03/15/2019|
If you make it on Jeopardy!, R304, you play to win. It's just points until it's over or it's a runaway.
|by Anonymous||reply 305||03/15/2019|
And nice one, R303. :-)
|by Anonymous||reply 306||03/15/2019|
Lockjaw Lindsey is just impossible to warm to. Farewell to Brad and Bianca.
|by Anonymous||reply 307||03/15/2019|
I, too, would like to see Brad's naked calendar. My guess would be he's a fur ball under those clothes.
Completely stumped on FJ.
I don't see Miss Lindsey going away any time soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 308||03/15/2019|
[quote]I don't see Miss Lindsey going away any time soon.
Kind of jarring to see "Miss Lindsey" written on DL instead of "Senatrice Lindsey."
|by Anonymous||reply 309||03/16/2019|
I had no idea who Adolphe Sax was. I think I will skip watching until vocal fryista Lindsey is gone. Her voice and her clicking are unbearable.
|by Anonymous||reply 310||03/16/2019|
Bianca: "Change My Mind, $1000."
Alex: "You'd best use your skills at this, also a Jane Austen nov-" CLICKCLICKCLICKCLICKCLICK
|by Anonymous||reply 311||03/17/2019|
Can't they muffle those fucking clickers? And nail them to the podium, so we aren't distracted by the wild jacking-off movements as contestants flail and thrash to be the first to buzz in.
|by Anonymous||reply 312||03/17/2019|
[quote] Can't they muffle those fucking clickers? And nail them to the podium, so we aren't distracted by the wild jacking-off movements as contestants flail and thrash to be the first to buzz in.
The show shouldn't have to do that.
In theory, the contestants should be smart enough (and mature enough) to not have to be told that.
It's only the spastic assholes who go crazy with the buzzer. They should be disqualified from the game, just for being assholes.
|by Anonymous||reply 313||03/17/2019|
But why are we just noticing the clickers this year, r313? I don't recall ever having heard them before.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||03/17/2019|
Oh, they've been there all along, R314, it's just that no one's ever publicly bitched about them before. I fucking hate the wild clicking and masturbatory flailing.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||03/17/2019|
Brian has a kind face and demeanor... but in my head, he's a freak in the sheets.
|by Anonymous||reply 316||Last Monday at 12:37 PM|
I hope that Lindsey gets ousted today.
I can't take her buzzer smashing any more!
Plus, she looks mean.
|by Anonymous||reply 317||Last Monday at 4:44 PM|
Bad news, R317...
|by Anonymous||reply 318||Last Monday at 4:51 PM|
Lindsey is so annoying.
Also, what is water?!
|by Anonymous||reply 319||Last Monday at 5:08 PM|
omfg I thought I was the only one who found Lindsay annoying as hell. The way she keeps ferociously rattling the buzzer! BITCH IT WON'T MAKE IT WORK ANY BETTER. Did you all notice she'll rattle extra hard if Alex calls the name of 1 of her competitors instead of her? Just annoying.
Lauren was a real dumbass omg the questions today were easier I can't believe she didn't make it to final jeopardy
|by Anonymous||reply 320||Last Tuesday at 12:24 AM|
Big fan of daddy Bren. Weird name though.
|by Anonymous||reply 321||Last Tuesday at 12:37 PM|
I so wanted handsome Brian to win.
|by Anonymous||reply 322||Last Tuesday at 1:48 PM|
As i thought, i'm not the only one annoyed of the current champ. I cant really put my finger what turned me off - maybe she came accross as a smug. unfortunately shes really good and we may have to suffer for a while. lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 323||Last Tuesday at 2:42 PM|
[quote]I cant really put my finger what turned me off
Don't worry. [bold]She'll[/bold] put her (clicking) finger on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 324||Last Tuesday at 2:45 PM|
R320 - totally agree! Just had to turn it off because I could neither stand listening to it nor looking at that mess!
|by Anonymous||reply 325||Last Tuesday at 3:10 PM|
R321, Could be short for Brennan.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||Last Tuesday at 4:27 PM|
It’s the rings, the clicks, the hair and all the facial expressions with her underbite. GET HER OFF
|by Anonymous||reply 327||Last Tuesday at 4:48 PM|
I still haven't watched another Lindsey episode. Stop it with the fucking fryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
|by Anonymous||reply 328||Last Tuesday at 5:54 PM|
Speaking of millennial womanspeak, I went to a conference last night at which 3 men and 3 women spoke. Two of the three women said "kind of" approximately once a minute. I wanted to scream. Finally it was over and I left.
|by Anonymous||reply 329||Last Tuesday at 5:55 PM|
Lindsey is driving me nuts. I am glad I am not the only one, but I don't think I ever disliked a contestant so much. The way she violently flails the buzzer, her clothes, her hair, her earrings, her smugness despite looking like a crazy cat-lady mess! I can't believe I actually prayed she would lose tonight, which is so irrational and mean, just so I can enjoy Jeopardy once again.
|by Anonymous||reply 330||Last Tuesday at 9:04 PM|
I tend to skip the interview segments. Has Lindsey mentioned a spouse or significant other?
|by Anonymous||reply 331||Last Tuesday at 9:16 PM|
[quote]I don't think I ever disliked a contestant so much.
Not even Vocal Fryyyyy Lawyerrrrr?
|by Anonymous||reply 332||Last Tuesday at 10:51 PM|
No, I don't believe she has mentioned a partner of any sort.
|by Anonymous||reply 333||Last Tuesday at 11:02 PM|
And I'm back. Lindsey is working my last nerve and I don't know how much longer I can take it.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||Last Wednesday at 7:49 AM|
R332, after last night, I know I dislike Lindsey more. After her first appearance, fry lawyer (previously most hated) suddenly popped into my head for the inevitable comparison, which just intensified my dislike for Lindsey.
|by Anonymous||reply 335||Last Wednesday at 7:49 AM|
^ signed R330
|by Anonymous||reply 336||Last Wednesday at 7:50 AM|
I dislike vocal fry as much as most of you, but I must have some genetic defect as I don't hear hers particularly. It's not so much that I dislike her, as that I'm tired of her, feeling it's high time to move on to a new champ. Tonight's guy wouldn't be too bad, from the pic.
As far as ranking the most horrid players, she doesn't come close to Matt Jackson and Arthur Chu.
|by Anonymous||reply 337||Last Wednesday at 7:54 AM|
Jonathan has some broad shoulders. I need to see him out of his jacket.
|by Anonymous||reply 338||Last Wednesday at 12:32 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 339||Last Wednesday at 12:37 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 340||Last Wednesday at 1:00 PM|
Thank you, C.
|by Anonymous||reply 341||Last Wednesday at 1:02 PM|
We are delivered!! And she didn't make it to five.
|by Anonymous||reply 342||Last Wednesday at 2:29 PM|
But she is on today?
|by Anonymous||reply 343||Last Wednesday at 3:01 PM|
How could that brilliant champ miss that easy final? That grey jacket on that DC lawyer certainly gave her away. I'm glad she lost.
|by Anonymous||reply 344||Last Wednesday at 3:05 PM|
I actually love Matt Jackson (one of my favorite players ever) and don't mind Arthur Chu. Go figure. But Lindsey and her skull necklace have got to go!
|by Anonymous||reply 345||Last Wednesday at 3:11 PM|
Yes, R344, it was an was FJ. I have noticed, but maybe geography is a blind spot? Though that was pretty easy even as geography questions go.
|by Anonymous||reply 346||Last Wednesday at 3:15 PM|
^ *it was an easy FJ
|by Anonymous||reply 347||Last Wednesday at 3:15 PM|
Hurray - you have given me the courage to watch the episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 348||Last Wednesday at 3:38 PM|
I watch Jeopardy at the end of a long work day to relax, but Lindsey’s shaking and clicking stresses me the eff out!
|by Anonymous||reply 349||Last Wednesday at 3:52 PM|
At last, our long national nightmare is over!
|by Anonymous||reply 350||Last Wednesday at 3:59 PM|
Thank God that clicking frau is gone!!!
New champ is handsome and likable. I hope he stays a long time.
And I agree with r349 her clicking was stressful. I can't imagine how the contestants felt. It was so loud on my TV and my volume was only at a medium level.
|by Anonymous||reply 351||Last Wednesday at 4:01 PM|
Ugh, Lindsey did win 100k+, so that will put her ahead of Dave Leffler, Jonathan Dinerstein, Alex Schmidt and JOHN PRESLOID in the Tournament of Champions running.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||Last Wednesday at 4:06 PM|
Thank God! Usually at the end of the game there is applause from the audience. I noticed on Tuesday night when Lindsey had such a commanding lead the game ended and......crickets.....
Life can go on.
|by Anonymous||reply 353||Last Wednesday at 4:10 PM|
Oh no, R352, not ahead of John Presloid! She truly IS evil!
BTW I never noticed this before tonight, but I can't believe she wears so many earrings. Maybe it's because I've been finding it so difficult to look at her, but I never noticed her ears before. Thank God we no longer have her to kick around anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 354||Last Wednesday at 4:50 PM|
A skull necklace? And you just know she will win it all in the TofC.
|by Anonymous||reply 355||Last Wednesday at 5:47 PM|
New champ is totes adorbs, much disappointment Chez Cocoa at the mention of a wife. I mentioned that I wasn't concerned about the vocal fry, but did want to state that her clicking was freaking annoying indeed! I'm a fan of eccentric people, but not when they make a major point of it with a skull necklace like that.
The French poodle question reminded me of a childhood friend's family who called their poodle Rovère as a joke.
Final seemed too easy to me, as all of those folks were Stuarts, so was there some obscure significance to H9?
|by Anonymous||reply 356||Last Wednesday at 7:06 PM|
BYE BYE Lindsey! And good riddance.
New champ is hot, but most of all his demeanor is so CALM and RELAXING. I could get used to him.
Btw, what was with Lindsey's skull necklace, as R355 pointed out? What an odd choice for an accessory on national television.
|by Anonymous||reply 357||Last Wednesday at 7:23 PM|
At some point, Alex will no longer be able to work. They must be actively seeking his successor. Will we be given weeks of repeats until the new host is up and running?
|by Anonymous||reply 358||Last Wednesday at 8:25 PM|
Would it shock folks if Jimmy took over temporarily?
|by Anonymous||reply 359||Last Wednesday at 9:11 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 360||Last Thursday at 10:29 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 361||Last Thursday at 10:32 AM|
Jimmy the clue guy
|by Anonymous||reply 362||Last Thursday at 10:35 AM|
R359, Jimmy Kimmel?
|by Anonymous||reply 363||Last Thursday at 10:50 AM|
RIP - Masturbatory Mama
|by Anonymous||reply 364||Last Thursday at 10:51 AM|
R364 There was nothing masturbatory about...her.
|by Anonymous||reply 365||Last Thursday at 11:18 AM|
Lindsey was easily the most unpleasant person to watch that I can remember on the show. I was not watching when Arthur Chu was on. Matt Jackson was unpleasant but extremely impressive during the actual jeopardy rounds. Her protruding teeth/jaw bugged me right off, and then I guess the buzzer clicking got even more frenetic in her final appearance cause it hadn't bothered me that much before. Such a relief she's gone. I imagine she is difficult in real life. It was hard to imagine she has friends, she is so offputting. Unfortunately, I guess she will be back for TOC.
|by Anonymous||reply 366||Last Thursday at 11:27 AM|
Sausage fest today!
Champ is still the cutest followed by Dave, and then Jeff.
|by Anonymous||reply 367||Last Friday at 12:32 PM|
FJ was tough today. It was obvious it had something to do with something seasonal but couldn't come up with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 368||Last Friday at 2:29 PM|
Does anyone else watch Jeopardy on youtube? They haven't had an episode on since Tuesday, March 19.
|by Anonymous||reply 369||Last Friday at 2:52 PM|
What a great game today! No high scores, but all 3 were close throughout, and a surprising finish. And no mad buzzer clicking.
|by Anonymous||reply 370||Last Friday at 4:00 PM|
I really like Dave. Glad he won.
|by Anonymous||reply 371||Last Friday at 5:18 PM|
Good game. Three good contestants and a fine FJ.
Let's all enjoy Alex while we can.
|by Anonymous||reply 372||Last Friday at 6:35 PM|
it's not even a holiday/observance in my land and even I knew it was Arbour Day.
|by Anonymous||reply 373||Last Friday at 6:47 PM|
I thought it was something related to the climate, but I thought Arbor Day was only celebrated in Nebraska for some reason?
Dave looks more Hispanic than Italian to me, but whatever, he's still very good looking. Unfortunately, Mr Trojan seemed rather boring.
I may not know a lot about sports or outer space, but I am familiar with the Highland fling.
Haven't tried using YouTube for a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 374||Last Friday at 7:02 PM|
Lindsey...click, click, click
|by Anonymous||reply 375||Last Friday at 7:25 PM|
Art Flaming! You're back! Where did you go? You were gone for like a year. Did Lindsey's clicking summon you?
|by Anonymous||reply 376||Last Friday at 7:48 PM|
God damned tournament 😡🤬
|by Anonymous||reply 377||Last Friday at 8:16 PM|
[quote]I may not know a lot about sports or outer space, but I am familiar with the Highland fling.
Okay, you know how anal Alex is about proper pronunciation of foreign words and phrases. He blew it on this one. He pronounced it "HIGHland fling," but the Scots pronounce it "HEEland," as do most other English-speakers.
|by Anonymous||reply 378||Yesterday at 9:02 AM|
I think the champ is wholesome/sexy. Tough final I didn't know either.
|by Anonymous||reply 379||Yesterday at 10:32 AM|
Saw a friend today who taped an episode in mid-March; maybe more, but of course she can't say. (Her episode(s) will air in June. She said Alex seemed fine, although tired by the end of a five-day taping spree. I asked about the staffers who are seen fluttering around the contestants before FJ, and she said they want to be sure they have the tools to calculate their wager (pencil and paper) and to generally offer cheery moral support. That break is longer than the two-minute commercial break we see. Said everyone associated with the show is super nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 380||Yesterday at 11:04 AM|
Thank you R376 - I will just say that recovery from cancer can be hell! Ironically enough in light of recent events. And to remind everyone - get your colonoscopy - it can save your life.
|by Anonymous||reply 381||Yesterday at 11:21 AM|
Arbor Day was the first thing that popped in my mind when I heard the FJ question.
I thought Arbor Day was a May event nationwide, so I dismissed the idea. Then I pondered for the next 30 seconds on what the answer could be. Couldn't come up with anything else. Turns out I was right!
|by Anonymous||reply 382||a day ago|
If you can't find it on youtube, R369, you can watch it on dailymotion.
|by Anonymous||reply 383||15 hours ago|
Teen Tournament player Jeff Xie was awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 384||14 hours ago|