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Jeopardy! - Part 16

Who will replace our beloved Alex Trebek???

by Anonymousreply 60005/09/2019

James could have made his record untouchable yesterday, if only he had bet a larger amount (which he could have).

He could have wagered up to $60,000 and still won the game, which would have given him over $130,000.

by Anonymousreply 104/10/2019

Only 54k today lol. The reign continues, but Laura kept it interesting even though she ruined her momentum with the failed DD. Jeff was cute but didn't stand a chance against the other two.

by Anonymousreply 204/10/2019

At least the female contestant wasn't the one who was iced out today.

by Anonymousreply 304/10/2019

Less than an hour until I can watch.....

AND the Stanley Cup playoffs begin tonight....life is good.

by Anonymousreply 404/10/2019

Why does that matter, r3?

by Anonymousreply 504/10/2019

I read somewhere that this week's episodes were taped on February 11, nearly a month before Alex announced his cancer diagnosis on March 6.

by Anonymousreply 604/10/2019

James, obviously.

by Anonymousreply 704/10/2019

Good game - some wacky categories.....

by Anonymousreply 804/10/2019

Alex was rather rude to Jeff with that "You're going back to Canada." remark.

by Anonymousreply 904/10/2019

Her vocal fry was a deal-breaker for me right off, even though I'm incredibly tired of James' runaways and Double searching. How the Canadian homo passed the test I dunno? What's a "nautilus" shell? Do you think James firmalky objected to Bull Run? I got that they were looking for the creek itself right away.

From her frantic buzzer action, James seems to have mastered the timing, as well as knowing a lot. He's going to have to blow a daily double or two to lose.

by Anonymousreply 1004/10/2019

(From the old thread)

[quote]I totally agree with James going after the larger amounts first. Never understood why contestants always go in ascending order.

I always thought it was because the "daily doubles" are usually hidden in the pricier clues. So if you start picking from the $800 or $1000 levels, you could find the DD before you amassed any cash, and would be limited to wagering a small amount. Instead, clean up on the $200 and $400 levels, and you could have two or three thousand before you bump into the DD.

by Anonymousreply 1104/11/2019

I'm glad she's gone: vocal fry and buzzer technique like last month's doctor who went to Columbia.

by Anonymousreply 1204/11/2019

Good gambler, but that's his profession. I think he has good general knowledge but not great. Clearly good in sports, but that's also his profession. And great on the buzzer, but he's no Ken Jennings. Clearly has memorized Oscars, Constitutional Amendments, Canadian geography among others.

by Anonymousreply 1304/11/2019

I couldn't help but notice that following Wednesday's game, James' post-win wandering on the set once again stymied Alex's traditional handshaking routine. Alex seemed to take it in stride.

by Anonymousreply 1404/11/2019

It occurred to me that he's going to get screwed under the new tax laws. There's a cap of $10,000 worth of deduction for all of that California non-resident income tax withheld.

by Anonymousreply 1504/11/2019

Wonder what kind of living he makes in his profession? Does his wife like to live on the edge—or perhaps she has a steady job?

by Anonymousreply 1604/11/2019

Has he mentioned his education, if any?

by Anonymousreply 1704/11/2019

r17: I was wondering about that too. He seems well-enough educated. I think I read online he has a BS in mathematics, can't remember from where. He doesn't mispronounce words, which is rare enough, even among Jeopardy candidates (remember Ken Jennings saying "Titti-an"--I was embarrassed for Ken). Wonder why James never got his teeth/jaw fixed. Guess if you're married with a kid or kids you have other priorities.

by Anonymousreply 1804/11/2019

DL Fave Ben Mankiewicz giving clues for a TCM category!

by Anonymousreply 1904/11/2019

Background article on James from his home town paper Napierville, IL.

by Anonymousreply 2004/11/2019

Close game after the first round!

by Anonymousreply 2104/11/2019

What are some of "those informational children's books" he talked about in r19?

[quote]"They are chock-full of infographics, pictures and all kinds of stuff to keep the reader engaged," he told The Washington Post via email. "I couldn't make it through a chapter of an actual Dickens novel without falling asleep."

by Anonymousreply 2204/11/2019

My guess would be like those 'ZooBooks' kids would get in the mail.

A runaway after DJ for James, but it's closer today. I wonder how much he'll wager in FJ.

by Anonymousreply 2304/11/2019

Wow, lowest amount for champ, but still great! Over the 300k mark.

by Anonymousreply 2404/11/2019

R11, it's also so that you get a feel for the category and eliminate some of the possibilities before you get to the higher dollar clues. For instance, if it is states or months or African countries, etc., you know that they won't be repeated in the category.

by Anonymousreply 2504/11/2019

Thank Godddddd Stephanieeeeeeeee didn'ttttttt wynnnnnnnnnnn.

by Anonymousreply 2604/11/2019

R26, I hated her. Even when she said the category names she sounded like she was asking a question.

by Anonymousreply 2704/11/2019

Glad Alex has a super contestant during this time.

by Anonymousreply 2804/11/2019

No, r27, it's not the "question" voice, it's the draggginnnnng out the last syllablllllle sound. "Question" is upspeak. "Draggginnnnnng" is vocal fry.

by Anonymousreply 2904/11/2019

I hate runaway games. The second he wins his daily doubles, I take the dog out for a walk.

by Anonymousreply 3004/11/2019

I love runaways, I especially love when the margins are huge like James has been doing! I like winners.

by Anonymousreply 3104/11/2019

I hate runaways for days on end. I knew when she gave her first answer I couldn't deal with her for more than a day. No love for gay Lewis Black?

Guessed Olivia Newton-John for final.

by Anonymousreply 3204/11/2019

Today was the first day he looked vulnerable. He missed a couple, didn't know a few others, and missed what was a pretty easy FJ...at least if you're a certain age.

by Anonymousreply 3304/11/2019

And James keeps plugging along. Neither of the others was worth losing James for..... I got FJ only because of the year and number of videocassettes sold.....it couldn't have been a music video....had to be a self help video....Jane Fonda it was.

by Anonymousreply 3404/11/2019

[quote]a pretty easy FJ...at least if you're a certain age.

And James isn't. Nor was Fryyyyy girllllll. You had to be old like the guy on the right and remember the time before MUSIC videos. I am old. I got it.

by Anonymousreply 3504/11/2019

You had to be over 40 to know Jane Fonda did workout videos in the early 80s.

by Anonymousreply 3604/12/2019

I'm rooting for James to stick around for a while. I like him,

Only thing that irritates me about James is the clinched teeth smile. Looks so forced and unnatural.

by Anonymousreply 3704/12/2019

Yeah, he has the most painful smile. It's like he's being tortured into smiling. It's fun when Jeopardy has an extraordinary player but multiple blowout games can get tedious.

by Anonymousreply 3804/12/2019

Guess what, r36.

by Anonymousreply 3904/12/2019

Not a regular Jeopardy viewer, but read that this current crop of shows was taped in February, before his announcement.

by Anonymousreply 4004/12/2019

Maybe you read that at R6.

by Anonymousreply 4104/12/2019

I hope James uses some of his money to get his teeth and jaw fixed. I imagine he was bullied a lot as a kid--maybe it made him the big reader he obviously is.

by Anonymousreply 4204/12/2019

R33, Very surprised that James thought Ella Fitzgerald died in 1959.

FJ was ridiculously easy, but I just turned 67, lol.

by Anonymousreply 4304/12/2019

I missed it today. Did James win. Was a Vocal Fryer one of his opponents?

by Anonymousreply 4404/12/2019

I typically post here early as new episodes air at 3:30 in my area. I also missed today due to a doctor appt. I also want to know what the outcome was today.

by Anonymousreply 4504/12/2019

He cruised again and had a huge FJ bet and a huge win...over 80k.

by Anonymousreply 4604/12/2019

For a teacher/writer, Mike gave some idiotic responses.

We need to see at least one of James' wedding photos with him in swim trunks.

Again, FJ could not have been easier.

WOF indulgence: Both female contestants failed to correctly guess two very obvious puzzles.

by Anonymousreply 4704/12/2019

This James dude sucks and these questions are easy as fuck! I remember this James dickhead was on THE CHASE and I couldn't stand him on there! The Jackie bitch from the runaways was also on the chase and missed every question and she ended up being a fucking five day champ.

by Anonymousreply 4804/12/2019

What's funny, R41, is that I was the poster at R6!

by Anonymousreply 4904/12/2019

What’s funny is you weren’t, R4O. Get lost.

by Anonymousreply 5004/12/2019

But indeed I was, R50.

by Anonymousreply 5104/12/2019

I know it was one of those that where I knew the answer before he finished reading the question.

Mike was indeed quite dense. I like the gal well enough, but by the time she even gained a small amount of traction it was far too late.

I wanted to walk R30's dog after his first Double!

I inferred that the Chippendale get up involved Speedos.

by Anonymousreply 5204/12/2019

James clearly has a monster cock.

by Anonymousreply 5304/12/2019

These games are becoming so boring. I want him to lose ASAP.

by Anonymousreply 5404/12/2019

omfg James is annoying the hell out of me. He seems nice but I hate his grit-smile, I hate how he always finds the daily doubles, I HATE the weird betting values he uses and I REALLY HATE how it's always someone's fucking birthday in his final jeopardy answer.

He's annoying me as much as Austin last year even though he doesn't have those antics.

by Anonymousreply 5504/13/2019

The "Happy Birthday" thing is a bit much. I've never understood that - is it the person's birthday when the show was recorded? Or do the players know in advance what days their episodes will air? And how can he possibly know people (and their DOB) with birthdays on April 8th, April 9th, April 10th, etc.?

by Anonymousreply 5604/13/2019

Alex always refers to holidays that fall on the day a show airs, and special categories are timed to coincide with events like the TCM film festival one this week, so it’s likely the contestants know when their episodes will air.

by Anonymousreply 5704/13/2019

I'm inclined to think that if James had a monster cock then he wouldn't have needed to create a 'monster cock' game plan.

by Anonymousreply 5804/13/2019

Whatever that means, r58.

by Anonymousreply 5904/13/2019

I think his games are thrilling, like watching someone on a tightrope.

by Anonymousreply 6004/13/2019

R60, I agree.

by Anonymousreply 6104/13/2019

I never knew HBO remade Fahrenheit 451. I liked the old one with Julie Christie, but it never got much of a release. I get HBO, but I don't remember seeing it.

by Anonymousreply 6204/13/2019

They know the air dates of the episodes at the time of recording and the contestants know as well.

by Anonymousreply 6304/13/2019

R62, It received a major release in 1966.

by Anonymousreply 6404/13/2019

Thanks for the update, all. Had to attend a play and missed Friday's episode!

Go, James!

by Anonymousreply 6504/13/2019

@R59 . I'm saying that maybe he's compensating.

by Anonymousreply 6604/13/2019

The HBO version was very disappointing. It wasn't terrible but my expectations may have been too high.

by Anonymousreply 6704/13/2019

As of Friday's show, James has the two highest single day cash payouts.

Tuesday = $110,914

Friday = $89,158

Before that Roger Craig's $77,000 was the record.

by Anonymousreply 6804/14/2019

Wired article on James' playing strategy

by Anonymousreply 6904/14/2019

I've grown tired of him. Let me know when he loses.

by Anonymousreply 7004/14/2019

I'm hoping he makes it to at least 10 wins and $500,000.

by Anonymousreply 7104/14/2019

Just as a little aside, there's something strange about how James pronounces the letter R. It's not a genuine speech impediment, like Elmer Fudd has, it's just a…hell, I can't describe it. Just listen to how he pronounces the word "hundred" when he asks for a category. From that point on you'll always be aware of it.

by Anonymousreply 7204/14/2019

r72: With his weird lower jaw, I'm surprised James doesn't have more speech issues. His brain is in good shape, I'll say that. I hope he keeps winning. Having a big champ always brings the eyeballs, so I think the producers will do everything they can to keep the questions in his wheelhouse. He seems like a nice, unpretentious guy, unlike some of the more recent previous big winners.

by Anonymousreply 7304/14/2019

There’s a new commercial airing for April. Says a new record will be broke then you hear Alex saying 2 million dollars.

by Anonymousreply 7404/14/2019

My kid and I love watching James. And I disagree with the poster up thread—I think he is really very smart. I realize Jeopardy seems to be getting easier, but in his first 4 or 5 games, James missed just 4 questions. And, given how many questions he answered, that’s remarkable. Go, James. Live long and prosper!

by Anonymousreply 7504/14/2019

Some stats about James winning streak:

Friday’s show: Las Vegas resident James Holzhauer, 34, won his seventh consecutive game, earning $89,158 to increase his total to $415,035.

In the form of a question: He has answered correctly 219 times in 228 attempts.

Daily Doubles: He’s 14 of 15 for net earnings of $139,689.

Final Jeopardy: He’s 6 of 7.

Single-game earnings: He’s No. 1 with $110,914 and No. 2 with $89,158 in the 35-year history of the game show.

Chasing Jennings: Ken Jennings, of Edmonds, Wash., is the all-time regular play earnings leader with $2,520,700, winning 74 consecutive games in 2004. Holzhauer is fourth on the list with $415,035.

by Anonymousreply 7604/15/2019

And he was Governor of North Carolina!

by Anonymousreply 7704/15/2019

LOL r77

They two names are pronounced almost identically, but spelled differently. James Eubert Holshouser was governor of North Carolina from 1973 to 1977.

by Anonymousreply 7804/15/2019

Good, r78. You need to know politics to compete!

by Anonymousreply 7904/15/2019

Would "What is Iwo Jima?" have been enough as today's FJ question? I noticed everyone said "raising the flag on" as well. I would simply have written "What is Iwo Jima?"

by Anonymousreply 8004/15/2019

I thought that too, I would have written "the raising of the flag over Iwo Jima" if I hadn’t run out of time.

by Anonymousreply 8104/15/2019

The question about the seven orifices had me laughing and counting.

by Anonymousreply 8204/15/2019

James blowing a DD is an omen.

The lady appeared disgusted as the game progressed.

Yet another FJ a middle school student would know.

by Anonymousreply 8304/15/2019

R83, an omen? You’re such a savant.

by Anonymousreply 8404/15/2019

I'm thinking of getting a dog just so I can walk it during the show.

Tonight, I noticed that there was enough of a buzzer lag before he generally rang in with a correct answer, to have given the challengers long enough to ring in if they knew it. It didn't seem as though he was relying solely on buzzer skills to rack up answers.

by Anonymousreply 8504/15/2019

This was the first game that I was actually worried for James. The guy in the middle was giving him some stiff competition. And James missed a ton of questions.

That said, I'm still glad he won.

Does anyone else think that Alex kind of tempts James into betting it all, just to see him lose? That Alex is a sly one.

by Anonymousreply 8604/15/2019

damn. I got my hopes up when James blew all his money in the first round but then quickly he got it back.

He needs a smile coach.

How many fucking bdays does he know of?

I hope someone stops him this week

by Anonymousreply 8704/16/2019

What's wrong with me? I'm not attracted to James, but I'm not one bit annoyed by him. He can stay forever AFAIC.

by Anonymousreply 8804/16/2019

How could any faithful Jeopardy! viewer not be enjoying James' juggernaut?

by Anonymousreply 8904/16/2019

[quote]How could any faithful Jeopardy! viewer not be enjoying James' juggernaut?

It's impressive, for sure. But part of the fun for me is watching players compete against each other. I find myself getting bored by his run. There's no drama involved when he's up by $5000 at the first commercial break. There's no strategy involved in the Final Jeopardy wagering. It's like watching one person stand there and run through the board to see how many they get right.

I'm a fan of tennis. I'd much rather watch a match between two players go to a third set tie breaker, than watch a player beat another 6-0, 6-0. I find a 6-0, 6-0 match result impressive, the winner probably played wonderfully, but the match holds no interest for me. Same concept at work here.

by Anonymousreply 9004/16/2019

R90, Just accept it for what it is, something we might never see again, and enjoy watching an exceptional player.

by Anonymousreply 9104/16/2019

R89 asked how someone might not enjoy his run, and I answered. I'm not bitching about him or his achievements, I'm not campaigning for rule changes, etc. I'm just stating that I don't enjoy the shows as much.

I don't know why you think I haven't "accepted it for what it is".

by Anonymousreply 9204/16/2019

I'd like to see a five-day max rule and then automatic qualification for Tournament of Champions.

by Anonymousreply 9304/16/2019

I wish they'd had that rule in place for Ken Jennings, r93.

by Anonymousreply 9404/16/2019

R92, Gee, this could be why . . .

"I find myself getting bored by his run. There's no drama involved when he's up by $5000 at the first commercial break. There's no strategy involved in the Final Jeopardy wagering. It's like watching one person stand there and run through the board to see how many they get right."

by Anonymousreply 9504/16/2019

I love the suspense. Obviously someone will eventually unseat him. It will be thrilling to see exactly how he loses. And his plans for a round-the-world trip with his wife sound wonderful; what a dream trip.

by Anonymousreply 9604/16/2019

You're making zero sense, R95. I've "accepted" him and his accomplishments. What you're quoting from my post is an explanation of why I'm not enjoying his run. It's not that big of a deal. Some people enjoy what he's doing, some people don't. I don't understand why you're making an issue of my response to a direct question.

by Anonymousreply 9704/16/2019

R97, R95 makes more sense than you do.

by Anonymousreply 9804/16/2019

What have I said that doesn't make sense?

Someone asked a question, and I've responded with my opinion. You know, an opinion - like: "ice cream tastes great" or "I like the color blue". You may not agree with my opinion, and that's perfectly ok. But is there something I've said that doesn't make sense?

What doesn't make sense to me is R91 suggesting I've not accepted something, or that I should just enjoy something that...I don't enjoy. Huh?

by Anonymousreply 9904/16/2019

Okay, r99. You've had it quoted back to you once. I'm not going to do that again.

by Anonymousreply 10004/16/2019

So... the fact that I'm bored by runaway Jeopardy victories doesn't make sense?

by Anonymousreply 10104/16/2019

R99, Why don't you end your personal torture and watch Inside Edition at 7:30 PM until James is dethroned?

by Anonymousreply 10204/16/2019

My only problem with James is his horrible lockjaw smile. He can't "learn how to smile better" as someone said above--it's his lower jaw protruding out and meeting his upper teeth--called an underbite or lantern jaw. Undoubtedly he was born with this. He's actually a pleasant enough looking guy otherwise. He tries not to smile with his mouth open obviously. I guess his wife likes him the way he is. He must have made peace with it, grotesque as it is. I wish he'd use his money and get it fixed so we could see him again at some future TOC with a normal smile.

by Anonymousreply 10304/16/2019

Imagine how the other contestant lined up for the slaughter feel. They're effectively competing for second place. I did enjoy the look on his face when he blew that Daily Double. Good times.

by Anonymousreply 10404/16/2019

i like that he's not smug or creepy or hideous. He's a welcome break from the monotony of 1 day champs or worse having obnoxious ones. I am pulling for him to break the all time total $ earned - which I can see him do but not breaking the most wins - mainly due to him being a gambler.

by Anonymousreply 10504/16/2019

Oh, he's plenty obnoxious but I suspect the producers egg him on. Dull is a killer on TV.

by Anonymousreply 10604/16/2019

James does not appear to play well with others. He rarely seems to interact with his fellow contestants. I'm enjoying the ride, but not him, so I'll be okay when his reign is over.

by Anonymousreply 10704/16/2019

R107: Actually, in the first couple of shows he was on, James actually went over and shook hands with other contestants at the end and he wasn't there when Alex came around. Eventually, the producers must have told him to stay in his own slot for the end of the show. Unless I'm mixing him up with another recent contestant, which is possible. My guess is the other contestants are intimidated by him and probably feel cheated out of a chance to win, so they don't talk to him.

by Anonymousreply 10804/16/2019

I guess it's good for the show, but I'm tuning out when he has a huge lead at the first break. He's less human than Watson.

by Anonymousreply 10904/16/2019

Poor Kentucky bluebird......but she did get a couple of questions......

by Anonymousreply 11004/16/2019

I didn't really understand her story, which was sad as those were about the only time she opened her mouth. Sorry about the guy from Urinetown.

I thought Final was all of Ukraine. Had no idea Crimea was so big.

Having trouble believing they're that intimidated. Some of it has to be he's lucked out with not so aggressive opponents.

by Anonymousreply 11104/16/2019

[quote] Imagine how the other contestant lined up for the slaughter feel

Rofl! That's exactly what they look like. Poor things.

Adam kept staring at James throughout the show. I think he had a crush on James.

I felt so sorry for that poor lady with the glasses. As if it wasn't bad enough that she was only able to ring in like 3 times, but then she gets eliminated before Final Jeopardy. How humiliating!

by Anonymousreply 11204/16/2019

Adam wanted James deep inside him.

by Anonymousreply 11304/16/2019

Alex likes him. I think it's great Alex is getting a spectacular champion as he approached his final days.

by Anonymousreply 11404/16/2019

[R107], [R108] As focused as he gets on the game, I like that James laughs at the other contestants' stories (when funny, like today's urine-carrying mascot story) or silly responses; he has a friendly laugh.

by Anonymousreply 11504/16/2019

I would love to know what it's like in the green room where the upcoming contestants are watching the games in progress.

by Anonymousreply 11604/16/2019

The thing I like about James is that he's clearly not a fame whore like Buzzy Cohen or Austin Rogers.

James is strictly about the money and the RUSH.

He's all business.

by Anonymousreply 11704/16/2019

R117, As was Alex Jacob, the professional poker player.

by Anonymousreply 11804/16/2019

Alex said something on Tuesday's show that led me to believe James' run might be fixed. He said something like "James has done so well because he has had categories that suit him well", or something to that effect.

I have noticed in his run that there haven't been any artsy-fartsy categories i.e. Ballet, Classical Music, Art History, Museums and the like.

Am I being paranoid in suggesting that producers are helping James along?

by Anonymousreply 11904/16/2019

I don't think it's fixed for James. James is very strong. It will be interesting to see him against other strong performers in Tournament of Champions. I wonder if he'll flame out like Julia, who seemed to benefit from a fix. Because she was terrible when pitted against fellow champions.

by Anonymousreply 12004/16/2019

R119, Alex specifically asked him how he prepared for the show, and he was kind of evasive. It was basically, "I just shored up the weak areas."

In fact, he said that he was really bad in school, so it doesn't make sense that he would be so good at Jeopardy and trivia. He added only studied what interested him.

So how did he become so good at all-around trivia? It doesn't really make sense, and his explanation didn't help.

by Anonymousreply 12104/16/2019

In thinking about it his story doesn't really add up to me now either. All I can think of is that he has a really good memory and forced himself to learn stuff over several years specifically for raking in jeopardy wins?

Also, he seems to be very lucky in having weak opponents. They seem to have enough time to buzz in if they want to, and you would think that they would know as much as he does on average.

by Anonymousreply 12204/16/2019

FWIW, r122, without any preparation at all—and, of course, without having to deal with the damned buzzer—I am getting more right answers lately than at any time in Jeopardy history. Or, at least at any time in my history of watching (which is not every day).

by Anonymousreply 12304/16/2019

and let's make sure Alex leaves the show with a big win.

by Anonymousreply 12404/16/2019

Reba McEntire is almost assuredly being named Alex's successor. You heard it here first.

by Anonymousreply 12504/16/2019

Are James’ opponents really weak? Or is it just that James is so strong? A player as good as James doesn’t happen very often, so of course the others will look weak.

As a teacher, I was disappointed when James said he hated school. Yeah, I realize that’s foolish.

Count me in with those who don’t understand those who are bored with these games. I think it’s a kick to see someone get a big lead by making a huge bet, or by betting it all, or by wagering $40k on FJ. It’s more fun than 3 average players with around $9k each while one of them is clicking furiously.

by Anonymousreply 12604/16/2019

I would never watch again, r125.

by Anonymousreply 12704/16/2019

I'll give James credit, at least he understands what he's there to accomplish and what the purpose of the Daily Double is. How many times per month do you hear Alex tell some deadhead that if they made it a true Daily Double they could take the lead, or tie, or at least get close, and then they make some pussy bet that doesn't accomplish a damned thing? Come on, try to win and stop being so scared of not being around for final Jeopardy.

What I've never understood is when a player hits the Daily Double with about a minute left, they're behind, and the DD could give them a shot, and they don't take it even though they know the category, and they've seen the clues that have already been revealed. Then, when final Jeopardy rolls around a minute later they make a huge bet, basically betting blind. Sorry, but the time to show some balls was when you had the Daily Double all to yourself.

by Anonymousreply 12804/16/2019

I'd say I know maybe two-thirds of the answers that James gets. Honestly, most people know a lot of answers because they read a lot. However, he said he hated school and had nothing to do with things that didn't interest him. I just think it would take an awful lot of cramming to really fill in the weak spots, as he puts it.

The other factor has to do with timing. I have tried paying attention the last couple of days checking out the response time after the question is asked. I can now tell the difference between a contestant like him buzzing in right away when they absolutely know the answer, and a small amount of lag time where they have to do at least some sort of thinking. I don't notice him buzzing in immediately almost every single time. There seems to be, often enough, a lag time where they each have a chance to buzz in. However, the challengers rarely take advantage of that, as though time after time they just don't know the answer. They seem to appear to be either intimidated, or they just don't know much, so he's been really lucky with lame opponents.

For what it's worth, I should make it clear I was not a regular viewer during the Ken Jennings days.

Also, it's not that I dislike him personally, he seems like a decent enough guy. I have just tired of him as a runaway contestant like this. Two sides of the coin, where I can't understand how others are just fine with this lopsided action.

by Anonymousreply 12904/16/2019

Julie Chen Moonves after Alex leaves.

by Anonymousreply 13004/16/2019

I'm sick of him. I hate his betting values and I hate his constant birthday wishes. Tomorrow will he write "happy birthday no one again"?

by Anonymousreply 13104/17/2019

I believe some of you are over thinking this.

James crammed for the show like every contestant does or should do.

So what if he hated school? Lots of people did.

I have not enjoyed watching a contestant amass so much money in a long time.

by Anonymousreply 13204/17/2019

Me too, r132! But I've never felt sadder for a contestant in a long time than I did for the poor woman last night. She even looked like she was wearing one of those false nose and glasses contraptions. Wonder how she would have done against an average competitor and not James.

by Anonymousreply 13304/17/2019

A few of the second place competitors against James have been able to amass $10K or $12K, which normally is a good total. But James' strategy of grabbing all the $1K and $2K questions early, finding so many Daily Doubles and betting so high, is what has set him so far apart.

For him to go down, a player is going to have to beat him at his own game - play from the bottom of the board, scoop up all the $1K and $2K answers, then hit a DD and bet it all. And hope for the best. It would be very cool to see 2 contestants with $30K each go into a FJ and have to bet big.

by Anonymousreply 13404/17/2019

REba McIntyre - they're not going to go with a hillbilly host...she can't pronounce Liechtenstein or Aeschylus, or Peloponnesian.

by Anonymousreply 13504/17/2019

I think the most likely scenario for a James loss is for him to miss Final Jeopardy in a "close" game. For example, he leads with $25,000 and the 2nd place person has $13,000. It's not really close as James still dominates the game but it's not a runaway. Then he gets his HR Block question (for those who know what happened to Ken Jennings). James has to get the FJ wrong and the 2nd place contestant has the balls to bet big and get it right.

It would have to be really bad board of questions for James to not lead going into FJ.

by Anonymousreply 13604/17/2019

Or a day where the categories align with a challenger's knowledge base.

by Anonymousreply 13704/17/2019

As has happened in the past, James will probably be vanquished by a one day wonder contestant who got lucky.

by Anonymousreply 13804/17/2019

"Fuck! " - Julie Chen Moonves

by Anonymousreply 13904/17/2019

No one has even been close to being within contention at the end. He is very impressive. You have no idea how difficult it is to have a runaway game let alone 10 of them without breaking a sweat.

by Anonymousreply 14004/17/2019

Anyone else getting into the habit of not watching the second half of the show when Mr. Teeth has a huge lead after the first round?

by Anonymousreply 14104/17/2019

He's making it seems so easy. Just like that - he now occupies the top 4 (or 5?) highest single day winnings. Before his reign is over, he probably will have all top 10 by himself . Incredible!

by Anonymousreply 14204/17/2019

When does this season end? How many more shows with Mr. smiley???

by Anonymousreply 14304/17/2019

I enjoy watching him because it's such an impressive achievement. It was also interesting seeing his immediate reaction about school and how he hated it. I'm sure he was always super intelligent but really only want to read and study what HE wanted to read and study, not what someone else wanted him to do.

by Anonymousreply 14404/17/2019

His tribute to Granny was genuinely touching.

by Anonymousreply 14504/17/2019

I agree, r145. He was quite emotional.

by Anonymousreply 14604/17/2019

We think James has a photographic memory. R143 I think he will be there for awhile. Perhaps, it was a coincidence, but his web site popped up when he joined Jeopardy.

by Anonymousreply 14704/17/2019

Their accountants must hate him and probably fear similar folks getting on.

by Anonymousreply 14804/17/2019

so he ran out of birthdays and will now start shouting out relatives and friends.

by Anonymousreply 14904/17/2019

Most gamblers are hugely superstitious so he probably feels like he HAS to write something extra down now every day.

by Anonymousreply 15004/17/2019

From the New York Post:

Holzhauer has taken the show by storm with his strategy of aggressively going all in on Daily Doubles.

“When I watch at home, I always root for the contestants to bet big on Daily Doubles,” he said after a win last week. “They get them right most of the time, and it can give them a big leg up on the competition. I’m proud of myself for sticking to that attitude when it was my money on the line.”

The Chicago-area native also has revealed that he studied children’s books to supplement his trivia knowledge before appearing on the show.

“The books there are filled with pictures and fun facts, and they’re a great way to learn the nuts and bolts of any subject,” he told the Naperville Sun.

by Anonymousreply 15104/18/2019

That kingjamesholzhauer.com is a fan site, and says it’s not affiliated with James or anyone in his family, etc.

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by Anonymousreply 15204/18/2019

r152 Sure, uh huh. We all believe that,

by Anonymousreply 15304/18/2019

In a way he's quite refreshing. I wonder if he's as successful at sports betting as he is at Jeopardy. I'm just glad he's not a pushy New York or LA lawyer. He is beatable, but it will take a combination of luck and knowledge to do it. A great deal of his success is his mastery of the buzzer.

by Anonymousreply 15404/18/2019

Alex looked uncomfortable when James said that "all the bookies know me."

It made him seem a little bit shady.

by Anonymousreply 15504/18/2019

If you look up babyface in the dictionary, you will find a photo of Gregory.

He also looks like that British actor who plays the autistic doctor in that tv show.

by Anonymousreply 15604/18/2019

Gregory is also family.

by Anonymousreply 15704/18/2019

Didn't register to me that James was part Asian.

by Anonymousreply 15804/18/2019

How could you not tell, R158?

It's all in the eyes.

by Anonymousreply 15904/18/2019

I know several squinty-eyed people who aren't Asian.

by Anonymousreply 16004/18/2019

^r158

by Anonymousreply 16104/18/2019

He looks more oriental here, than anything else, R158.

Doesn't look part white at all, to me.

by Anonymousreply 16204/18/2019

Jesus christ! Samantha and Gregory deserved to lose with those FJ answers!

by Anonymousreply 16304/18/2019

I think the finals have been unusually easy for finals. Part what Asian? I would guess Korean.

by Anonymousreply 16404/18/2019

How do we know he's part Asian?

by Anonymousreply 16504/18/2019

R165, because Connor Jessup wants to fuck him.

by Anonymousreply 16604/18/2019

He said today his late grandma (mentioned yesterday) moved from Japan to help raise him.

by Anonymousreply 16704/18/2019

[quote] Part what Asian?

Does it matter? Nobody cares.

by Anonymousreply 16804/18/2019

R164 yes the fj questions have been easy lately, but today, especially with how Alex read the clue, a third grader could've gotten the answer right!

by Anonymousreply 16904/18/2019

James does bear a resemblance to Dean Cain, also part Asian.

by Anonymousreply 17004/18/2019

He mentioned on the first or second show that he had lived in Japan for a while when he was a kid, so I assumed with his looks he was part Japanese.

by Anonymousreply 17104/18/2019

James was the subject of David Muir's final segment on tonight's ABC Evening News.

by Anonymousreply 17204/18/2019

I see Richard Gere when I look at him.

by Anonymousreply 17304/18/2019

Japanese, yes. I was close with Korean. I always thought Chinese were the smartest Asians.

by Anonymousreply 17404/18/2019

I think he really is benefiting from much weaker opponents.

At this point, as I can be as shallow as the next guy, I may just check the contestants that morning and unless there's a particularly attractive one, I think I may consider skipping the show until James is finished.

Alex was most definitely not down with the drag queen story from Beto, Jr. Gal's top was not exactly flattering.

by Anonymousreply 17504/18/2019

The lady in the middle looked PISSED at the end of the game.

She must have waited years to appear on the show, and then.... BAM. She comes up against James. Like a "lamb to slaughter."

I know that i'd be pissed.

by Anonymousreply 17604/18/2019

At least her tits were 6" higher than the majority of female Jeopardy! contestants, Mr. C.

The hauling a boatload of drag queens to Fire Island story was just plain stupid.

by Anonymousreply 17704/18/2019

Art Fleming turned over in his grave.

by Anonymousreply 17804/18/2019

I had to work late and missed today's show. Is it anywhere online?

by Anonymousreply 17904/18/2019

R178, Art Fleming was cremated.

Art Fleming

BIRTH 1 May 1924

New York, USA

DEATH 25 Apr 1995 (aged 70)

Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida, USA

BURIAL Cremated. Ashes scattered at sea.

by Anonymousreply 18004/18/2019

James is to Jeopardy as Julia Louis-Dreyfus is to the Emmys.

by Anonymousreply 18104/19/2019

[quote]I think he really is benefiting from much weaker opponents.

I'm not so sure. The guy on the other end was hitting the button like crazy yesterday, but James was beating him almost every time.

What I don't understand is that when the other contestants did get a chance to select a question, they went right back to the top of the board even though it was obvious that a Daily Double was there to be had at the bottom. That happened twice yesterday, and both times James got control back, went back to the bottom and hit the Daily Double.

by Anonymousreply 18204/19/2019

[quote]The lady in the middle looked PISSED at the end of the game.

She looked like she was in a mood during most of the game, in contrast to the Fire Island guy, who seemed amused that he didn't have a chance in hell of winning the game.

by Anonymousreply 18304/19/2019

"C. King" made it obvious that Aquaman was the FJ answer, if you know your DC heroes. Otherwise, nothing in the clue to narrow it down to the King of the Seas.

by Anonymousreply 18404/19/2019

I have always thought that if I were playing, I would choose across the bottom and work my way up.

by Anonymousreply 18504/19/2019

Fire Island drag story was one of the most pointless stories a contestant has ever offered on Jeopardy.

by Anonymousreply 18604/19/2019

I did not know this existed until now.

by Anonymousreply 18704/19/2019

I know nothing about superheroes, so would have bombed badly. I thought the pun of the clue was "seeking" rather than Sea King.

by Anonymousreply 18804/19/2019

I wonder what surprises James has in store for us tonight?

Poor Art......thanks for the info R180.

by Anonymousreply 18904/19/2019

Do the contestants on deck know about James' performance and strategy, or have they been perfectly sequestered against it? I would think that the third-place person who goes first in Double Jeopardy ought to pick a mid-level clue in the hopes of at least blocking one of his Daily Doubles? Moreover, his recent disclosure that he's been watching Jeopardy since he was a kid leads me to believe that he's been collecting trivia knowledge for a while, in hopes of being on the show.

The other guy tonight looks fairly cute, so my shallow self will be tuning in.

by Anonymousreply 19004/19/2019

If the other contestants didn't know about his winning streak, they do know seconds before they start the game and James' total winnings is announced.

by Anonymousreply 19104/19/2019

Not a Jeopardy habitué, but I know that they long ago lifted the 5-game limit rule. Is there no prohibition on how long this can go on?

by Anonymousreply 19204/19/2019

Jeopardy must be a gold mine. I remember when it first came back into syndication seeing local channels writing it off as "boring." It seemed to do spectacularly well with Trebek over the years, and now seems like an institution that the previous version never came close to being.

I think it's popularity with certain demographic groups keeps it going. I notice a lot of high end products get advertised on the show like SUVs and pickup trucks and GEICO of course.

by Anonymousreply 19304/19/2019

I wasn't watching regularly back in the day, but wasn't Ken Jennings on for several weeks?

by Anonymousreply 19404/19/2019

Assuming James's run is lengthy, they really should have some plan to bring back the best of his vanquished opponents so they can have a realistic shot at winning.

by Anonymousreply 19504/19/2019

[quote]Assuming James's run is lengthy, they really should have some plan to bring back the best of his vanquished opponents so they can have a realistic shot at winning.

That is a GREAT idea! It's only fair.

by Anonymousreply 19604/19/2019

[quote]Assuming James's run is lengthy, they really should have some plan to bring back the best of his vanquished opponents so they can have a realistic shot at winning.

They should have been doing that for years. Bring back the top scoring non-winners and let them go at it. There's a ton of really good players every year who don't win for whatever reason but deserve a second chance.

by Anonymousreply 19704/19/2019

Tournament of Non-Champions!

by Anonymousreply 19804/19/2019

Tournament of Losers

by Anonymousreply 19904/19/2019

Tournament of Lost to James

by Anonymousreply 20004/19/2019

Ken Jennings reign lasted for quite a while - something like 77 or so shows. King James has a ways to go. That wonky eye scares me.

by Anonymousreply 20104/19/2019

Yes, but James is doing only his 11th show today, and is already almost halfway to Ken's total.

James is having an iffy start today.

by Anonymousreply 20204/19/2019

The post was about how long was Jennings run, not who made more money.

by Anonymousreply 20304/19/2019

It's all about the Benjamins

by Anonymousreply 20404/19/2019

But he bounced back quite nicely lol

Champ has passed the $850k mark!

by Anonymousreply 20504/19/2019

R190, the players are only sequestered during a tournament where it matters how much you end up with even if you don't win. The other contestants get to watch the games recorded before theirs. You can tell others have seen him because now some are starting to try to play like him by going to the biggest clue values first, not that it helps them.

It also isn't that the other contestants aren't smart enough. You can't even get on the show without doing very well on the test. He has the ringing in thing down cold and he is also exceedingly bright.

by Anonymousreply 20604/19/2019

So are his teeth.

by Anonymousreply 20704/19/2019

The buzzer system is extremely difficult to get a hang of, you need to predict when a question will end within a quarter of a second. It often takes over half the game for a new contestant to get the hang of, by which time it's too late. Very much benefits the incumbent.

by Anonymousreply 20804/19/2019

Ken Jennings won 74 games, earning $2.5 million.

His shows aired between June 2, 2004 and Nov. 30, 2004. His 74 episode run was paused for several special tournaments and summer reruns in August.

Jeopardy currently has no limit to how many games a contestant can win.

by Anonymousreply 20904/19/2019

I actually liked the two contestants tonight. Maybe they knew James was going to continue his streak so they just said heck it and had some fun.

by Anonymousreply 21004/19/2019

Yeah, the contestants try to start strong, but once James gets ahead by over 10k, they know what's happening. But every contestant from now on, wants to be the one to take James down.

by Anonymousreply 21104/19/2019

[R208] I believe it was Alex Jacobs who said clicking a toilet paper holder helped him practice for the buzzer.

by Anonymousreply 21204/19/2019

The action of clicking isn't a problem; it's the timing of it based on the lights around the board. You have to anticipate is just right based on Alex ending the reading of the question and the returning champ definitely has the advantage.

by Anonymousreply 21304/19/2019

I want carnal knowledge of Gregory.

by Anonymousreply 21404/19/2019

Also, Samantha's tits were a bit weird.

by Anonymousreply 21504/19/2019

I'm very sorely tempted to read the comments here so that the next show I watch will be the one where he finally loses. I'm sure James is a nice enough guy, and I don't at all begrudge him the money, but at this point I would almost rather just see an entire show with Watson alone. These continuous runaways are incredibly dreary.

by Anonymousreply 21604/19/2019

R216, you’re dreary. Seriously, go fuck yourself.

by Anonymousreply 21704/19/2019

Very disappointed in Mr. C.

The James games could not be more enjoyable.

by Anonymousreply 21804/19/2019

I thought it might get him, but he rolled through that opera category in impressive fashion today.

by Anonymousreply 21904/19/2019

I love watching James.

by Anonymousreply 22004/20/2019

LOL - there's a Progressive Insurance commercial that has a game show with a contestant like James....most amusing. Game Show Gary.....

by Anonymousreply 22104/20/2019

I cannot wait for the episode where James totally annihilates his competition by correctly answering EVERY SINGLE CLUE on the board.......his opponents at the end of Double .Jeopardy both at zero and not qualifying for final.....

History making! And, fixed!

by Anonymousreply 22204/20/2019

If the shows we're seeing were taped in February, could James still have been the reigning champion when the Jeopardy! season ended last week?

by Anonymousreply 22304/20/2019

Hopefully James goes down this week.

the final jeopardy question on Friday was quite easy

by Anonymousreply 22404/21/2019

Want James to break $1 million.

by Anonymousreply 22504/21/2019

He will

by Anonymousreply 22604/21/2019

R225, By May 1st.

by Anonymousreply 22704/21/2019

James will 100% change the game. In the future, we will see players taking out the big amounts first, and betting big on DDs.

by Anonymousreply 22804/21/2019

Didn't Arthur Chu have done that before-which made him sort of a villain for many fans.

by Anonymousreply 22904/21/2019

Arthur Chu is not as likable as James, and his bets were nowhere as risky.

by Anonymousreply 23004/22/2019

I doubt if others will have the gumption to wager as James does. He's a professional gambler and that takes ice the veins in a way that few players will have.

by Anonymousreply 23104/22/2019

Ooohhh, eye candy alert! Rob is a cutie!

Still on team James though!

by Anonymousreply 23204/22/2019

Rob has a wife boooo

by Anonymousreply 23304/22/2019

Impressive win for champ! Over the $940k mark today!

by Anonymousreply 23404/22/2019

Jeopardy fixed JAMES.

by Anonymousreply 23504/22/2019

R233, I'm imagining Rob sleepwalking in the nude.

by Anonymousreply 23604/22/2019

What are you writing about, R235?

by Anonymousreply 23704/22/2019

You all know he has a cute little smooth ass that I would love to spread and just make love to his pink shitbox. Yummers!

by Anonymousreply 23804/22/2019

r237 In single Jeopardy the Daily Double under a $1000 slot. Of course James got it and was only able to bet $1000, eliminating him from getting a HUGE lead in single Jeopardy.

by Anonymousreply 23904/22/2019

Poor Rob.

Yo be honest. If this guy keeps up winning, it’s ruining the fun of the show.

by Anonymousreply 24004/22/2019

zzz

this really sucks. I'm sick of James and his weird ass betting values. I'm sick of his shoutouts for every final jeopardy question. I'm sick of his fucked up smile.

Today's questions were pretty easy but the other 2 just didn't know the answers or couldn't buzz in time.

they need to get a super nerd in there and beat James.

by Anonymousreply 24104/22/2019

I think it’s hila that so many people are triggered because a guy bets and wins huge money every night, setting records.

You’re bored? Go watch reruns of Let’s Make A Deal.

by Anonymousreply 24204/22/2019

"hila"? That's just hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 24304/23/2019

I want Rob in me, quite deeply.

If only he had won. I could watch him for 75 days straight.

by Anonymousreply 24404/23/2019

Story about James.

by Anonymousreply 24504/23/2019

Over a million today?

by Anonymousreply 24604/23/2019

RuPaul?

by Anonymousreply 24704/23/2019

A lot of former champions go to O’Briens pub in Santa Monica every Wednesday night to watch the show.

by Anonymousreply 24804/23/2019

Kevin is a principal, and I def would've had a crush on him if he'd been my principal.

James looks cute in his shirt today. He also now occupies ALL TOP FIVE spots of the single day winnings list!

James scores a big early lead with that DD in the first round!

by Anonymousreply 24904/23/2019

Fantastic playing by James!

by Anonymousreply 25004/23/2019

WOW!!

OVER $1M IN 14 DAYS! LEGEND!!

by Anonymousreply 25104/23/2019

She’s unstoppable!

by Anonymousreply 25204/23/2019

This show shows the sad state of education. I'm a 60 year old community college dropout, and I watch these shows half awake and I answer every question on this show. I would've fucked this dude up on one single game and I wouldn't have to see this squinty eye French Williams impersonating bastard on my tv daily!

by Anonymousreply 25304/23/2019

K

by Anonymousreply 25404/23/2019

squinty eye French Williams impersonating bastard, R253

French Stewart?

by Anonymousreply 25504/23/2019

All the shows are boring now.

by Anonymousreply 25604/23/2019

Impressive knowledge of poets shown by James tonight.

by Anonymousreply 25704/23/2019

Frenchy Fuqua? Frenchy Allen? Mr. French?

by Anonymousreply 25804/23/2019

...says R53, posting from his mother's basement--dad skipped out 40 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 25904/23/2019

I'm this case, I felt the opponents weren't up to the job.

by Anonymousreply 26004/23/2019

I prefer old school.

by Anonymousreply 26104/23/2019

R253, Why haven't you tried out to be on the show if you're that good?

by Anonymousreply 26204/23/2019

I guess I'm in the minority, because I dont like this smarmy, arrogant breeder. There's something suspect about his background, too.

by Anonymousreply 26304/24/2019

I want to pull his pants down, bend him over, and spread those cute little smooth cheeks of his and eat him like a buffet. What a tasty hole.

by Anonymousreply 26404/24/2019

R264, Wrong thread?

by Anonymousreply 26504/24/2019

R265, I thought he meant James.

by Anonymousreply 26604/24/2019

I continue to respect James for his game and for his wide knowledge of geography, science and the many other subjects well known to Jeopardy fans. It's obvious that he gave a lot of thought to strategy and also studied carefully and systematically beforehand.

His pushes the pace of the game by quickly announcing his next choice without waiting for Alex to finish speaking. To his credit, Alex has modified his penchant for unnecessary remarks and allowed James to set the pace.

Years ago several friends and sometimes friends of friends and I, used to get together to hang out and for a couple of years we got heavily into playing chess. During this time I read an article about a scientific study that suggested that men who had a conflicted relationship with their father tended to be better chess players. The inference was that the 'capturing the king/killing the father' aspect of the game was highly motivating for these players. Coincidentally or not, this seemed to be true of the best players in our group.

This comes back to me as I watch James and observe his easy and at times not so easy relationship with Alex. James has clearly been brought into line and no longer passive aggressively subverts Alex's ritual handshake as he sometimes did at the beginning of his run. Alex has made concessions on pace. James' anecdote about admiring his father's mastery of the NYT's crossword puzzle, ended with him revealing his later surprising discovery that his Dad needed to do research in order to get the pop music answers right. Did James have a conflicted relationship with his father ? Probably we'll never know but I suspect that he would also be very good at chess.

by Anonymousreply 26704/24/2019

Broke a million in just 14 days!

I knew he could do it! But even i thought it would take longer than that for him to accomplish it. I figured he'd hit it by day 19 or 20.

by Anonymousreply 26804/24/2019

[quote] James' anecdote about admiring his father's mastery of the NYT's crossword puzzle, ended with him revealing his later surprising discovery that his Dad needed to do research in order to get the pop music answers right. Did James have a conflicted relationship with his father?

Interesting theory R267.

James told another "daddy" story about how when he was younger, his dad tried to teach him the evils of gambling, by putting a dollar into a slot machine, to show how quickly he would lose the money. However, he ended up winning seven dollars.

And James ended up becoming a gambler.

Funny, huh? Maybe he does have daddy issues.

by Anonymousreply 26904/24/2019

He does have an uncomfortable smile. It's more like a grimace.

by Anonymousreply 27004/24/2019

I think his smile is cute

by Anonymousreply 27104/24/2019

OMG, I'm a little behind on episodes and just caught Rob. Damn, that was one beautiful man. My dreamy bf come to life. I am closeted and watched the episode with my mom and grandma. It was all I could do for them to not see saliva drooling out the side of my mouth.

by Anonymousreply 27204/24/2019

^^ wrong thread haha

by Anonymousreply 27304/24/2019

I've never gotten used to James' smile, but he seems like a very nice guy and not at all full of himself. I think the thing with his teeth coming together like that is called mandibular prognathism and he was obviously born with it--would need braces and jaw surgery to fix.

Anyway, he's obviously a genius with a perfect (probably eidetic) memory. I don't understand people saying the show is boring. I think James is doing a high wire act that is amazing and compelling. He's undoubtedly the best player ever on that show.

by Anonymousreply 27404/24/2019

As much as I love an underdog, I very much love watching such a dominating performance from James!

by Anonymousreply 27504/24/2019

It's boring because it's so repetitive. It's the same thing night after night, with no suspense. It would help if they could get some knowledgeable challengers who knew some of the answers. It's as if they're purposely trotting out the bottom of the barrel contestants in order to prop up James and keep what are undoubtedly high ratings up.

by Anonymousreply 27604/24/2019

Alex addressed all you haters wanting James to fail on the show today. But James doesn't care about his haters!

by Anonymousreply 27704/24/2019

Oh why couldn't it be John Presloid racking up all these wins? I'd love to see that cutie patootie on my screen for 47 days straight. Why, John, why?

by Anonymousreply 27804/24/2019

James says his family is already well off. I figured that out already given he mentioned visiting a casino with his dad during a visit to the Bahamas as a kid.

Glad he didn't try to hide that, and that he will donate some money to children's charities in Vegas! Nice guy!

by Anonymousreply 27904/24/2019

Love James' gameplay. Take out the big amounts, gain a big lead, and the others literally can't catch up with the small amounts that are left.

by Anonymousreply 28004/24/2019

That loud Wayne stole one of James' DDs!

by Anonymousreply 28104/24/2019

Go Champ Go!

by Anonymousreply 28204/24/2019

I hope Alex passes soon. I am so tired of him and think the show needs some new blood anyway. With this new young guy winning all this money, new viewers are being attracted to the show.

by Anonymousreply 28304/24/2019

If only there was a way for you not to watch the show, R283. Anyone have any suggestions for him? Your hope for Alex to die soon is beyond disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 28404/24/2019

@R283 . James, is this you ?

by Anonymousreply 28504/24/2019

When is Nude Jeopardy Week?

by Anonymousreply 28604/24/2019

R281, His bangs were so becoming.

by Anonymousreply 28704/24/2019

Could tonight's FJ have been any easier?

by Anonymousreply 28804/24/2019

I can't just imagine if James is as obnoxious as that champ who is a bartender from New york - i forgot his name. I'm just glad he isn't.

by Anonymousreply 28904/24/2019

Because the format is the same every night now, there's really no need to watch. The game is essentially over by the first commercial, and both challengers realize they have no hope of winning.

by Anonymousreply 29004/24/2019

Alex tonight talked about James's fan base, as well as his detractors. How stupid does he think his audience is as none of James's to-date winnings had aired at the time of tonight's taping?!

by Anonymousreply 29104/24/2019

Agreed, R291. I hate being patronized.

by Anonymousreply 29204/24/2019

I don't mean to be contrarian here, but can't help mentioning that he has racked up a whopping tax liability, where charitable contributions could really help, as opposed to that money going to the government.

by Anonymousreply 29304/24/2019

It's no different than any other income tax or winning the lottery.

by Anonymousreply 29404/24/2019

James seems much more relaxed in recent games. No doubt he's happy to have broken records and is feeling more secure about himself.

Now that he's more relaxed, he seems to be giving us some genuine smiles. Oh, yes, he's still doing the gritted teeth smile. But some of his closed mouth smiles seem very sincere.

by Anonymousreply 29504/25/2019

James has broken so many records, Jeopardy now has a special section on their website devoted to his states.

Its called the James Holzhauser Tracker.

by Anonymousreply 29604/25/2019

And this Jeopardy Hall of Fame chart shows where James places among other top Jeopardy contestants.

by Anonymousreply 29704/25/2019

Jeopardy champs in the LA area get together weekly for trivia games at a Santa Monica pub.

by Anonymousreply 29804/25/2019

I have a crush on the high school principal who played on Tuesday. He was super cute.

Kevin Donohoe...

by Anonymousreply 29904/25/2019

Rob Hornick from Monday was also cute.

If it wasn't for stupid James, we might have gotten to see these guys appear more than once on the show!

by Anonymousreply 30004/25/2019

Kevin Donohoe is short...

by Anonymousreply 30104/25/2019

And a possible fundie....

by Anonymousreply 30204/25/2019

James' smile is too Lily Tomlin.

by Anonymousreply 30304/25/2019

I wish this had happened to the cute guy who was from Portland and who went to Northwestern. He was on shortly after John.

by Anonymousreply 30404/25/2019

I miss Frank Orlando. I wish he had been a multi-day champion

by Anonymousreply 30504/25/2019

I've noticed that a lot of contestants are already pretty well off financially. Lots of physicians, lawyers, accountants, people who have traveled the world, etc. They're not ordinary Joes and Janes anymore.

by Anonymousreply 30604/25/2019

Has anyone posted that James was on 500 QUESTIONS, a limited series summer tv show, a few years ago? He was memorable on that show for many of the same reasons he's doing so well on JEOPARDY.

by Anonymousreply 30704/25/2019

And he was on THE CHASE around the same time.

by Anonymousreply 30804/25/2019

If you blinked, you missed James on the Melrose Place reboot.

by Anonymousreply 30904/25/2019

James has been asked to do a spread now for Playgirl magazine. Nerds are now the new “hot.”

by Anonymousreply 31004/25/2019

When is James's debut as a go-go boy at Adonis Lounge-Vegas?

by Anonymousreply 31104/25/2019

I wouldn’t get too excited about seeing a naked James.....most intellects at his level are compensating for a teeny weeny.

by Anonymousreply 31204/25/2019

He's oriental adjacent isn't he?

by Anonymousreply 31304/25/2019

Most probably this season will end with him still the champ. I predicted before he might end up having all by himself the top 10 most money earned on a single day. But now I’m thinking even all top 20. That’s Incredible.

by Anonymousreply 31404/25/2019

Sources are saying he was sent by competing networks to bankrupt the show.

by Anonymousreply 31504/25/2019

I guess eventually another Buzzy, Rodger Craig, etc will have to come along.

by Anonymousreply 31604/25/2019

In an interview he said he's not a politics guy. Give him a round with 3 categories about that and strong competition Jeopardy!!!

by Anonymousreply 31704/25/2019

Eye candy alert! Tim is a cutie!

by Anonymousreply 31804/25/2019

I also like that James never writes his name on his podium the same way.

by Anonymousreply 31904/25/2019

NM, Tim looked cuter from my kitchen. He's doable at best.

by Anonymousreply 32004/25/2019

I got nervous when it took james a minute to guess the last DD!

Alix was visibly annoyed at how the game was going lol

by Anonymousreply 32104/25/2019

Now I’m curious to see James’ wiener. And if it’s over 8 inches and thick I WANT IT!!

by Anonymousreply 32204/25/2019

Dude can’t lose! 😳😳

Will he get to two mil?

by Anonymousreply 32304/25/2019

James got a shout out on Ellen today!

by Anonymousreply 32404/25/2019

James does not have BDF. Repeat, does not have BDF. Just the opposite really. Is there such a thing as small dick face. If there is, he has it.

by Anonymousreply 32504/25/2019

James was interviewed "live" on ESPN's Sports Center on Tuesday, which leads me to believe that he was still the reigning champion when Jeopardy! ended their season last week.

by Anonymousreply 32604/25/2019

James' "Sports Center" interview.

by Anonymousreply 32704/25/2019

I am enjoying this streak so much. Too many years, players have been going row by row. I always thought the best way to get ahead and stay there was to flush out all of the big money while the others are just beginning to grapple the strategy. Still, the other contestants revert to the clues with the lowest dollar amounts after they answer the previous question. It's like it's imprinted.

Gone are the days when contestants are $3000 behind the leader late in Double Jeopardy, there are $1600/$2000 clues left, and they go for the $400/$800 clues. Gone are the games when several big dollar clues are left on the board when time expires. Gone is time expiring. I am thrilled.

by Anonymousreply 32804/25/2019

How could none of them know "Double Indemnity"?

by Anonymousreply 32904/25/2019

Where is John Presloid when you need him?

by Anonymousreply 33004/25/2019

As soon as he reaches 10 grand and the others are in the low digits, I turn it off. It's boring to watch the newbies give up and go for second place.

by Anonymousreply 33104/25/2019

Oh, shut up, Wendy.

by Anonymousreply 33204/25/2019

Up yours Jimmy.

by Anonymousreply 33304/25/2019

Are the Jeopardy! ratings spiking with all the publicity James' reign is receiving?

by Anonymousreply 33404/26/2019

Today's show is already posted on YT.

by Anonymousreply 33504/26/2019

OMG, How annoying was Robin?

We get to see James' wife sitting in the audience.

Another easy FJ.

James after 17 days: $1,275,587

by Anonymousreply 33604/26/2019

Yeah not sure if it’s James really making it seems so effortlessly or are the clues looks to be easier lately?

by Anonymousreply 33704/26/2019

Isn't it throwing the game his way to put Las Vegas in as a question?

Also, "Cubbies" instead of "Cubs"? And "Deerslayer" instead of "The Deerslayer"? Wouldn't these have been disqualified, say, five years ago?

by Anonymousreply 33804/26/2019

Tyler was a cutie.

Robin was a cuckoo collection of pretentious tics and mannerisms. What the hell is up with women today ? I guess obnoxious is "in" .

by Anonymousreply 33904/26/2019

And her hair, r339.

by Anonymousreply 34004/26/2019

[quote] are the clues looks to be easier lately?

The Daily Doubles are definitely easier. I was able to guess about 90% of his DD's, which has not usually been the case with DD's prior to James' coming on the show.

And yes, Alex lets James get away with the wording of a lot of answers, that he normally would not.

FJ answers have also been easier, in general, since James has been on.

Maybe the producers just want Alex to go out with a record holder that no one else will be able to touch.

James could easily pass Ken Jenning's winnings in the next two weeks, given his daily average.

by Anonymousreply 34104/26/2019

It seems rigged

by Anonymousreply 34204/26/2019

Since James has been on, the other two players' final scores have been really high - which is unusual.

Second and third place finishers look to have ended up with an average of nearly10,000 dollars or more per game, but it hasn't really been noticed because of James' high scores.

I wish I could see stats on this. It would hint that the questions are easier, by showing that EVERYONE'S scores (on average) have been higher, since James has been on the show.

by Anonymousreply 34304/26/2019

YouTube video is gone.

by Anonymousreply 34404/26/2019

The data on past shows is compiled here, if anyone's interested in comparing players who lost to James against those who played before his reign. Scroll down each page to see the final scores.

by Anonymousreply 34504/26/2019

Why can't Sony make Jeopardy! streamable the day after?

by Anonymousreply 34604/26/2019

Here are some categories that I think could take James down:

RUSSIAN BALLET

1950s CROONERS

POPULAR CHINA PATTERNS OF THE 1960s

ETHEL MERMAN

JERRY HERMAN LYRICS

CAVE PAINTINGS

CASEY KASEM'S TOP FORTY (must identify by number)

GAS PRICES THROUGH THE DECADES

FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS

by Anonymousreply 34704/26/2019

Do start here, r347:

[quote]POPULAR CHINA PATTERNS OF THE 1960s

by Anonymousreply 34804/26/2019

You could argue that the producers can easily rigged the game for/against James. They certainly know his weakness. So just how far in advance are the categories decided?or is a totally random thing like drawing straws from a hat?

by Anonymousreply 34904/26/2019

At this point, I'm just so tired of him that I would take someone with the likeability of Arthur Chu or Matt Jackson just to change things up.

by Anonymousreply 35004/26/2019

I wasn't bored by James for a long time but this week the predictability of his win is getting to me. He really is a machine. His memory is astonishing. I don't believe the show is rigged, except for how easy the Grant-Lee FJ was a few days ago, where it was a question of just how much would James win that day, because they obviously knew all the contestants would get the answer right. Otherwise, I think they can't rig the show--lawsuits, etc. James is just one of a kind. He does miss occasionally. He is also good in that he virtually never guesses if he doesn't know.

by Anonymousreply 35104/26/2019

R351, I thought the Bermuda Triangle FJ was the easiest of the most recent.

by Anonymousreply 35204/26/2019

Indeed, Tyler is a cutie.

by Anonymousreply 35304/26/2019

Those subpar players stole James ' DDs!

by Anonymousreply 35404/26/2019

Postponed until later a second day in a row for football draft picks!!! Truly, a gay nightmare!

by Anonymousreply 35504/26/2019

Wondering who posted today's/tonight's Jeopardy! very early this morning on YouTube, since deleted.

by Anonymousreply 35604/26/2019

Poor Tyler. He was in over his head.

FJ was very easy. More than one of them should have gotten it.

by Anonymousreply 35704/26/2019

They have never been very rigid around articles at the beginning of tiles, but are within a title. So, they would accept "A Light in the Piazza," but not "The Light in a Piazza."

by Anonymousreply 35804/26/2019

[quote]Wondering who posted today's/tonight's Jeopardy! very early this morning on YouTube, since deleted.

It said Drew Brees on both 4/25 and 4/26 episodes.

by Anonymousreply 35904/26/2019

zzz...what a boring week

can they get some competent players on? fuck this is annoying.

by Anonymousreply 36004/26/2019

[quote]Isn't it throwing the game his way to put Las Vegas in as a question? Also, "Cubbies" instead of "Cubs"? And "Deerslayer" instead of "The Deerslayer"? Wouldn't these have been disqualified, say, five years ago?

R338 Those were answers in the Friday, April 26 episode. Yet you posted the quote above about those answers in the early morning hours of Friday, April 26. Exactly how did you know about those answers before they'd even aired? The earliest airing of Jeopardy is apparently at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time.

by Anonymousreply 36104/27/2019

r361 Someone calling himself "Drew Brees" posted the video on youtube, which a DLer posted a link to in r335.

by Anonymousreply 36204/27/2019

When James is given an update of his total winnings, his eyes remind me of a satisfied Richard Nixon.

by Anonymousreply 36304/27/2019

So where do I find Friday's episode?

by Anonymousreply 36404/27/2019

AFAIK, r364, you don't. Sony has them deleted as soon as they find them.

by Anonymousreply 36504/27/2019

It seems so odd that Jeopardy! is not available to watch anywhere online. I don’t think Hulu even has current episodes. Why not have it available on the Jeopardy! website, even a few days after it airs?

Also, here is a video about James.

by Anonymousreply 36604/27/2019

I caught Friday's FJ on YouTube, but that's all.

by Anonymousreply 36704/27/2019

It was fun at first, but now it's just tedious and repetitive. The other contestants seem like props for him, or afterthoughts. There is no suspense, which is part of the fun in watching the show. It doesn't help that they've trotted out such weak competitors. Maybe that's part of any "fix", but they have been worse than usual. I really can't wait for his reign of terror to end, but I have a feeling it won't be any time soon.

by Anonymousreply 36804/27/2019

The other day when he rolled through that ballet category it seemed fishy.

by Anonymousreply 36904/27/2019

Any chance that James will choose to retire undefeated?

by Anonymousreply 37004/27/2019

OK, r347, here are more:

SELLEY DUVALL MOVIES

ETHIOPIAN CUISINE

NICARAGUAN RESORTS

NEW YORK POST HEADLINES

DENTURE REPAIR

by Anonymousreply 37104/27/2019

OR;

Beverly Hillbillies Episodes Tallullah Bankhead Broadway Shows Periodic Table Anagrams Color Periods of the Impressionists Walter Winchell Blind Items Heroes of the French & Indian War

by Anonymousreply 37204/27/2019

Things Art Flaming Can't Do for $200, Alex......

What is format his reply on DataLounge?

by Anonymousreply 37304/27/2019

SURGICAL TECHNIQUES OF THE 1600s

MAMIE VAN DOREN FILMS

GALAXY QUEST

ALL ABOUT EVE ARDEN

CINCINNATI CUISINE

FAMOUS BROTHERS-IN-LAW

by Anonymousreply 37404/27/2019

Can James get a cash advance on his winnings, or does he have to wait until he loses, to cash out?

Just wondering.

by Anonymousreply 37504/27/2019

The IRS would like to know, too.

by Anonymousreply 37604/27/2019

I just googled--takes about 120 days to get paid. I think James should get his teeth done so he looks good when he comes back to the next Tournament of Champions (unless they won't let him play 'cause he broke the game.)

by Anonymousreply 37704/27/2019

James is a bore. Bring back Frank Orlando.

by Anonymousreply 37804/27/2019

R374 I would love a Galaxy Quest category! That's one of my favorite silly films.

by Anonymousreply 37904/27/2019

I’m LMAO at all these dumbasses who think the game is fixed, from categories to contestants.

Idiots.

by Anonymousreply 38004/27/2019

According to James, there are 5 amounts Jeopardy contestants are banned from wagering. 69 is one of them. I'm guessing 911 and probably 420. Any other guesses?

by Anonymousreply 38104/28/2019

666 unless you are Jared Kushner.

by Anonymousreply 38204/28/2019

That isn't true at all, in my experience, R381. When I was there, there was no mention at all of that restriction.

by Anonymousreply 38304/28/2019

"How ‘Jeopardy!’ Champion James Holzhauer Is Ruining the Show"

The venerable TV game show “Jeopardy!” has been getting a lot of attention since current champion James Holzhauer began his record run. But columnist Daniel D’Addario writes in Variety that Holzhauer’s success may be bad for the show.

“He’s become such a dominant force that a historic run has come to seem, as television, boring,” D’Addario writes.

The columnist adds: “He is simply a more advanced player, a perfect one, seemingly sent from the future to dominate the show, and his personality as a TV character is frustratingly difficult to know, even by the standards of the breezily quick thirty-minute game show. More than most contestants, he is there to complete a mission.”

D’Addario notes that Holzhauer’s run “represents a bit of a producing challenge. If every episode is a blowout in which two of three contestants are basically never competitive, does that not grow uninteresting over time?”

The columnist also observes: “A steady march that goes the same way each episode evokes not the heady cut-and-thrust of a game well played but the dreary awareness that a game show, just like all other aspects of life in the late 2010s, can be optimized.”

by Anonymousreply 38404/28/2019

He isn't ruining the show. I enjoy watching anyone who is super talented at what they do. Besides, he will eventually lose. Even on Friday's show, he didn't hit any of the three Daily Doubles. Combine that with running into a Final Jeopardy question he doesn't know, and that's all it will take. The thing that he really has going for him, besides his vast knowledge (which other contestants have as well), is his ability to be able to beat them on the buzzer. What people at home don't realize is how much of the game comes down to that. I played a game where I literally knew every answer in the first round but wasn't that far ahead solely because it is so difficult to consistently ring in first.

by Anonymousreply 38504/28/2019

R383 Apparently, it's a relatively new thing. Ken Jennings bet 69 at one time but afterwards, it was banned for obvious reasons.

by Anonymousreply 38604/28/2019

There have to be other contestants out there who know as much as James. Do they let new contestants practice clicking in? There have been plenty of times over the past month when players looked like they were trying to click but somehow James kept beating them to it

by Anonymousreply 38704/28/2019

I think the show wants him to beat Ken's streak.

by Anonymousreply 38804/28/2019

It's become rather tedious, not so much his constant winning, but the fact that the game is over by the first commercial and the other contestants just seem like props and afterthoughts. There's no fun in that. There hasn't been a non-runaway game in weeks, and it kills any suspense. I agree that he lucked out so many times by nabbing the DD's after amassing all that cash from starting at the bottom of the board. I hope for his sake he can keep up the winning streak, but let's not have them be runaways day after day.

by Anonymousreply 38904/28/2019

Yes, R387, everyone gets to practice ringing in prior to the filming but not for that long. It's difficult to describe how tricky it is to succeed when you have two other people trying to do the exact same thing you are. And it's easy to try to over-correct and then you end up trying to ring in TOO early which is just as bad.

by Anonymousreply 39004/28/2019

So those people complaining about James wouldn't continue a dominating run, making loads of cash, all while opening doors for future tv appearances if they could?

Oh yeah, that's right, most of them don't know how to scratch their own ass.

by Anonymousreply 39104/28/2019

There's always a backlash when there's a reigning champion - Austin, Julia, Ken, Arthur Chu, etc.

by Anonymousreply 39204/28/2019

The thing is, when the game is over before the second round, it kinda ruins the fun and just becomes The James Show.

by Anonymousreply 39304/28/2019

Was it the most recent FJ where the two other contestants didn't know The Deerslayer, which should be a very easy question for almost anybody who went to high school. You can't say other contestants have a lot of knowledge (as James himself says in interviews) because a lot of them just don't, allowing people at home to feel superior I suppose (see what I did there?) But nobody can feel superior to James because he's obviously a one off. His superb memory and the work he's done to acquire all those facts, plus his superior motor skills on the buzzer make him the Usain Bolt of Jeopardy. I personally appreciate his incredible talent--like watching Bolt or Roger Federer in his prime. You know the outcome and still enjoy the amazing spectacle.

by Anonymousreply 39404/28/2019

I agree with R394. I’m enjoying this immensely.

I’m guessing that all those who are “bored” with “The James Show” before the first break keep watching — and don’t turn it off.

by Anonymousreply 39504/28/2019

You'd be very wrong but then, you're probably used to that.

by Anonymousreply 39604/28/2019

The James Show......I am enjoying it much more than I enjoyed The Austin Show.....

by Anonymousreply 39704/29/2019

Can you imagine how glorious it would have been if the show could've just been renamed simply, "Presloid"? Oh John, where art thou?

by Anonymousreply 39804/29/2019

Agree with R385; for James to lose, certain things have to happen: 1. He has to miss all three Daily Doubles, or preferably miss one in the DJ round when he has a large bet; 2. As stated, he has to have an opponent who can beat him on the buzzer - he's fast, shortens the category titles to one word, and often nearly steps on Alex in order to get to the next answer; 3. He has to lose a FJ.

But in addition to these three, he has to face an opponent who can KEEP PACE with him, both on the buzzer and with CORRECT answers. He has a very high percentage of correct answers, especially those obscure geography questions. If he had an opponent who stayed close to his $$ total, and THEN the stars aligned to make at least 2 of the above 3 elements happen, he could lose.

Of course, he could always throw a game if one of his Vegas friends made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

by Anonymousreply 39904/29/2019

Bear in mind that there have been a few days where he hasn't done all that spectacularly in the first round, coming back for a roaring rally in double jeopardy. Another superstar along the lines of Roger, or Buzzy, who manages to take one or both later daily doubles could do it.

Either that or some bad luck on his part, such as not knowing a double (or two) in adding an extra syllable to a name, etc.

by Anonymousreply 40004/29/2019

At some future point, don't you think James will have had enough and choose to "lose"?

by Anonymousreply 40104/29/2019

Not to be shallow, but I would be so much more enthusiastic about his streak if he were hot.

by Anonymousreply 40204/29/2019

R402 good jeopardy champions usually arent.

by Anonymousreply 40304/29/2019

Wow that was a close game today! Far from being a runaway! Could it be the end? 🤷🏻‍♂️

by Anonymousreply 40404/29/2019

There are markets where the show is aired at noon???

by Anonymousreply 40504/29/2019

In the next TOC, I'd like to see James up against John Presloid and Steven Grade, no pun intended.

by Anonymousreply 40604/29/2019

James won by 17 dollars!!!! OMG

by Anonymousreply 40704/29/2019

R408 It’s 18

by Anonymousreply 40804/29/2019

Putting in some gym time and being a great Jeopardy contestant aren't mutually exclusive.

by Anonymousreply 40904/29/2019

Where is Jeopardy airing at 12 noon?

More importantly, why are people spoiling it for the rest of us by posting the final scores at 12 noon?

Jeopardy airs at 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. for the vast majority of the eastern United States. So, please don't spoil things for people until after 7 p.m. Eastern time.

by Anonymousreply 41004/29/2019

When James' winning streak finally comes to an end, it better fucking not be to some annoying twitchy baby voiced vocal-fry frau.

by Anonymousreply 41104/29/2019

James will be eventually beaten by a one-dayer. That's how it works.

by Anonymousreply 41204/29/2019

Jeopardy! airs now (3:30c) where I live. No idea how some of y'all watch at 7pm or later. Do the networks bump down their primetime programming to a later time to accommodate for Jeopardy!?

by Anonymousreply 41304/29/2019

Nevermind, I just realized that y'alls 7pm is my 6pm. Carry on.

by Anonymousreply 41404/29/2019

Here in Seattle, the local and network news ends at 7:00 Pacific, followed by WOF and Jeopardy, then network programming 8 - 11, R413.

by Anonymousreply 41504/29/2019

Same in Pittsburgh (eastern time), r415, but with Jeopardy going on first.

by Anonymousreply 41604/29/2019

If you're fed up with James, just remember that it could always be worse.

by Anonymousreply 41704/29/2019

I liked him.

by Anonymousreply 41804/29/2019

I bet the show is thrilled that people are talking about something besides Alex being sick.

by Anonymousreply 41904/29/2019

How is Alex still working and looking good with stage 4 pancreatic cancer?

by Anonymousreply 42004/29/2019

Same in Indianapolis R415.

by Anonymousreply 42104/29/2019

R420, since these shows are taped so far in advance, I don't know that we've seen any shows post-diagnosis.

by Anonymousreply 42204/29/2019

The Art Fleming Jeopardy came on around noon in most locations. Along with Personality, the campiest TV show in history.

by Anonymousreply 42304/29/2019

I got nervous when yellow shirt guy got his FJ question right, and bet almost everything.

by Anonymousreply 42404/29/2019

Ummm...if you don't want any spoilers can't you just resist looking at this thread until after you have seen the show for the day?

by Anonymousreply 42504/29/2019

Anybody catch the mistake in the clue tonight? Surprising, since Alex knows French. LE francais!

by Anonymousreply 42604/29/2019

I’ve been avoiding this thread after 4 pm ET, but today someone posted the results at 3 ET.

by Anonymousreply 42704/29/2019

How about, if you watch Jeopardy! before 7pm/6c, don't post the results of the game. You may post random, vague comments and thoughts, post in appreciation of nice eye candy, but no spoilers.

I think that's fair.

by Anonymousreply 42804/29/2019

R425

Sometimes folks have posted comments about the previous show the next day is the only issue for me.

by Anonymousreply 42904/29/2019

Mr. Yellow Shirt did everything right, kept the best pace with James we've seen so far. Two or three correct answers down the stretch might have closed the gap a ta more and made all the difference. James had to know Yellow Shirt was going to bet everything he had.

by Anonymousreply 43004/29/2019

At least now we know it is theoretically possible for James to lose. Challengers got an awful lot of buzzer time in compared with the past two weeks.

I had no idea of final, nor I think did James who guessed based in his facial expressions.

by Anonymousreply 43104/29/2019

It was nice to finally have a competitive game. I don't mind if he keeps winning, but a little suspense as we into FJ makes for a less dull game.

by Anonymousreply 43204/29/2019

damn!! That other guy came sooooo close. Of course James won by just enough. At least it was a good game and he had to work for it.

That's the best way to beat him is to just risk it on daily doubles.

by Anonymousreply 43304/29/2019

Surprised none of them got the Jimmy Stewart question.

I knew FJ before Alex finished reading the clue.

When the Jeopardy! season ended two weeks ago, I believe James was still the reigning champion.

by Anonymousreply 43404/29/2019

18 bucks! Damn, yellow shirt must've been pissed.

by Anonymousreply 43504/29/2019

Not sure how this works.

If he wins the championship tournament then he’s done right?

by Anonymousreply 43604/29/2019

For those of you who can watch it at noon, you actually have enough time to watch the show, then get on a plane and fly to the east coast to watch it with your friends and impress them by knowing all the answers.

Just a thought.

by Anonymousreply 43704/29/2019

I'm on the west coast. Jeopardy airs at 7 p.m. in Los Angeles.

I make a point of avoiding the Jeopardy thread from 2 p.m. Pacific time (which is 5 p.m. Eastern time) until I've seen that day's game. I don't want the the game spoiled.

But I do like reading what people might have written about the previous day's show.

However, one day last week, someone watched the show day's show online and posted questions and results at 5 a.m. (Pacific time). Yesterday, someone was posting that James won by a mere $18 at 10 a.m. (Pacific time).

Please be considerate of others when posting results.

These Jeopardy threads have always been flame free. Let's keep it that way.

by Anonymousreply 43804/30/2019

I simply avoid Jeopardy threads until the day after.

by Anonymousreply 43904/30/2019

When (if?) James loses, it's going to be hard to remain in the bubble and not aware of that news before his last show airs.

by Anonymousreply 44004/30/2019

Alex Trebek will do an exclusive interview tomorrow with Robin Roberts! His first since he revealed he is battling cancer.

by Anonymousreply 44104/30/2019

The Boston Globe talked to the guy who lost by $18 yesterday. Because of the way his slot was scheduled, he got to watch several of James' games, and then adopt James' strategy. He’s now the highest winning Jeopardy! loser. This week’s episodes were taped on Feb 27.

by Anonymousreply 44204/30/2019

Wounded but not killed.

by Anonymousreply 44304/30/2019

Why did they frame the Chamber of Commerce question that way? I had no idea what they wanted. I was searching for the answer in French.

by Anonymousreply 44404/30/2019

So, R442, none of Alex’s post-diagnosis tapings have yet to air.

by Anonymousreply 44504/30/2019

Yes now we know it CAN be done.......

by Anonymousreply 44604/30/2019

Will the buzzards come swooping down now?

by Anonymousreply 44704/30/2019

Damn, Jeopardy! is being preempted by severe weather coverage. Nothing exciting better happen today or ima be pissed!

by Anonymousreply 44804/30/2019

R448, if something exciting was going to be happening today the buzz would be deafening. Be safe.

by Anonymousreply 44904/30/2019

I think Alex is waiting to drop dead until James loses. He’s got something to live for now....let’s hope this winning streak gives Alex another month.

by Anonymousreply 45004/30/2019

James is so simple and basic. Why couldn't it have been Johnny Presloid or Stevie Grade?

by Anonymousreply 45104/30/2019

Any chance the producers are messing with his buzzer on occasion to gin up the drama? He seemed off yesterday.

by Anonymousreply 45204/30/2019

One thing never talked about on this thread is that contestants can get tired--even James. If they are filming 5 games a day twice a week (is that it?); they lose their edge a bit. I noticed that pre-James, the last two "multi-day" winners both last after 5 games. So that's my guess--he gets tired and isn't quite as fresh on the buzzer.

by Anonymousreply 45304/30/2019

Five shows in one day would be intense. And those five shows would be over something like a six or seven hour period.

And then if you're winning, you'd have to do five more the next day.

r453 has a point. The stamina needed to keep winning is rarely considered.

John Presloid lost on his fifth show. I definitely got the impression that he was just tired and the stress of back to back filmings was taking its toll. He missed a simple FJ question and lost. Definitely wasn't thinking as clearly as he might have if he'd been more refreshed.

by Anonymousreply 45404/30/2019

It bothers me that James is wearing shirts more than once. Bitch, you’re a millionaire now. Get yourself to Kohl’s.

by Anonymousreply 45504/30/2019

James had experienced this great run all without any immediate attention outside the Jeopardy set. So he had some time to prepare for his coming notoriety.

by Anonymousreply 45604/30/2019

They shoot on Tuesday and Wednesday. Since next week is the Teacher Tournament, it means the shows we are seeing today were probably from the Wednesday filming. R454, it isn't six or seven hours, believe it or not. They film three shows before lunch but it only takes about 40 minutes total time to film the show: 30 minutes for the show and 10 minutes in-between shows. You just change clothes and head back out. After the three shows, there is an hour or so break for lunch and then you go back and do the last two, but that only takes about 70 minutes. The time before that is spent telling everyone the formal rules, having you take publicity shots, practicing a little against each other for the buzzers and to settle down, and then get in to make-up. James obviously doesn't need to hear the whole spiel every time so they may be letting him get to the studio a little later than the others.

by Anonymousreply 45704/30/2019

It seems that Jeopardy airs at 7 or 7:30 p.m. primarily on the East and West coasts.

In the midwest, the airtime is all over the place, some as early as 11 a.m., many others in the afternoon.

See graph below:

by Anonymousreply 45804/30/2019

The website linked below says this:

[quote]‘Jeopardy!’ tends to get a much earlier start time overall. A number of markets will choose to show ‘Jeopardy!’ early on in the day, especially those markets in the mid-west which tend to show ‘Jeopardy!’ before the local news, and ‘Wheel’ a few hours later right before Prime Time. If you want to be the first in the nation to see the show, I recommend moving to the Montgomery-Selma, Alabama market. They show new episodes at 9:30am local time. The last market in the nation to air new episodes is the Lafayette, Louisiana market, which starts the show at 12:36 AM. KATC-3 airs ABC Prime Time shows, Local News, Jimmy Kimmel, Nightline, Inside Edition, and then finally good ol’ ‘Jeopardy!’.

[quote]For ‘Jeopardy!’, you’ll notice that most of the early showings happen in the Central time zone. Interestingly, most of the largest markets in the US show ‘Jeopardy!’ closer to prime time. However, Chicago shows it at 2:30pm local time on the station WLS.

by Anonymousreply 45904/30/2019

I held out until the 3rd Daily Double. At that point I turned off the TV for the night.

I accept as a matter of fact that some folks think it's just terrific seeing how far he can go with this, but I don't understand that.

by Anonymousreply 46004/30/2019

ugh so sick of damn James.

I wish more contestants would adopt his strategy at least until he's finally beaten. I find it boring because he does the same thing every day.

by Anonymousreply 46104/30/2019

What does his wife look like?

by Anonymousreply 46204/30/2019

His wife was in the audience and they showed her. She’s very plain, and one of those women who looks ok from some angles and unattractive from others. She’s also either a little overweight or has big tits.

James is no GQ model, but I expected better, tbh.

by Anonymousreply 46304/30/2019

I don't understand how people can be sick of James - it is like watching a maestro at play or a master at work. The depth and breadth of his knowledge, along with his risk taking, is astonishing.

by Anonymousreply 46405/01/2019

You don't have to be beautiful to play, or win, Jeopardy!

by Anonymousreply 46505/01/2019

He is absolutely astonishing. He doesn't have to work for the next decade or so, he should put that genius mind to work for the good of humankind.

So if these episodes were filmed back in February/early March, before Alex's diagnosis, didn't he or the makeup people wonder why he was turning yellow?

by Anonymousreply 46605/01/2019

I cringed the other night...there was a clue about yellowing of the skin, jaundice. I wonder if that was taped before he was diagnosed.

by Anonymousreply 46705/01/2019

Don't know, R467, if the show was taped before the diagnosis, but it was apparently taped a week before the announcement.

by Anonymousreply 46805/01/2019

$101,698 today’s winnings!!

by Anonymousreply 46905/01/2019

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

by Anonymousreply 47005/01/2019

I thought we agreed NO SPOILERS!

Anyway, Alex did his first live interview today. Sounds like he is fighting the fight, and his oncologist says he's doing well! Very honest interview.

by Anonymousreply 47105/01/2019

It comes on at 1pm in Houston! Sorry for the spoiler. The guy in 2nd place is a cutie!

by Anonymousreply 47205/01/2019

This is why we can't have nice things, r469/r472.

by Anonymousreply 47305/01/2019

Alex looks good. And he doesn’t look yellow?

by Anonymousreply 47405/01/2019

He's probably wearing a ton of makeup

by Anonymousreply 47505/01/2019

More severe weather coverage, so looks like I'll miss the show again today. 😞

by Anonymousreply 47605/01/2019

Where is this severe weather, R476?

by Anonymousreply 47705/01/2019

Q: One of the most common reasons for a network preemption.

A: What is severe weather?

by Anonymousreply 47805/01/2019

I live in OK. It's spring, so bad weather is always expected. We've had tornadoes, half-dollar to tennis ball size hail, and flooding yesterday and today. Being a lifelong Okie, it's nothing I'm not prepared for though. Jeopardy! airs at 3:30pm here, but weather coverage has been going on since the am.

by Anonymousreply 47905/01/2019

I need Imar stripped naked, oiled, and brought to my boudoir immediately.

by Anonymousreply 48005/01/2019

Kate did NOT look pleased that she had to play against James.

by Anonymousreply 48105/01/2019

I'm in LA. Jeopardy airs at 7 p.m. here. Show is often premepted for things like wildfires, State of the Union address, NBA basketball games, last week's NFL draft picks, etc.

When that preemption happens, station will air Jeopardy at 9 or 10 p.m. Or sometimes at 1 a.m. Point is, station knows how popular Jeopardy is and makes sure it airs the show, even if its in the early morning hours. People complain about it airing at a different time, but the show does air.

Contrast that with some of these stations that air show in morning or afternoon. There, at least according to reports people are giving on this thread, the show is preempted often and not aired in a different time slot. Much like when the daytime soaps are prempted for news coverage.

The point is, stations that air Jeopardy in prime time seem to respect the show and the viewers much more that stations that air it in daytime.

by Anonymousreply 48205/01/2019

Tonight's question was on the Art Fleming Jeopardy

by Anonymousreply 48305/01/2019

Pic of James frau, if possible. And his look alike daughter would be sublime.

by Anonymousreply 48405/01/2019

Am I really the only one who needs Imar in his bed? I love him.

by Anonymousreply 48505/01/2019

[quote]His wife was in the audience and they showed her. She’s very plain, and one of those women who looks ok from some angles and unattractive from others.

I know her, and she's way prettier than this, but to each his own.

by Anonymousreply 48605/01/2019

I hated when James said his daughter had already been to 14 counties, including Russia. Why does Jeopardy constantly have contestants on who clearly don't need the money?

by Anonymousreply 48705/01/2019

'Cause they want the attention.

by Anonymousreply 48805/01/2019

Sometimes when WOF and Jeopardy are preempted in Indy, they run in their usual time slots on one of the sister channels of WTHR.....Antenna or MeTV whichever one it is....maybe it's THIS. Check your listings and see if your broadcast station has a .1 or .2 or .3 channel associated with it.

by Anonymousreply 48905/01/2019

It isn't like your income matters about whether you have money or not to qualify to get on the show. It's about how well you do on the test and whether you project that you can handle keeping things moving on TV.

by Anonymousreply 49005/01/2019

Should the contestants be means-tested, R487?

by Anonymousreply 49105/01/2019

Alex Trebek on 'Jeopardy' champ James Holzhauer: 'He has no weaknesses'

Alex Trebek stopped by "GMA" Wednesday morning to update fans on his treatment with stage 4 pancreatic cancer -- but also to talk about one of the most exciting runs on "Jeopardy" ever.

James Holzhauer, a trailblazing "Jeopardy" champion setting and breaking records at an incomparable pace, is making this current season extra "exciting," Trebek said.

Holzhauer topped the $1 million mark last week in record time and now stands at around $500,000 more than that. He has won 19 games in a row and comfortably holds the single-day win record.

"It's exciting, I watch it every night," Trebek said, adding that while the increased ratings are great, the drama is even better.

In fact, Holzhauer is so impressive that Trebek thinks he could do the once unthinkable.

"He has forced me to change a view that I've had for many years ... that the Ken Jennings record will never be broken," Trebek said.

Holzhauer still has a way to go to beat the 74 wins in a row that made Jennings a "Jeopardy" icon.

But Trebek said of Holzhauer, "He has no weaknesses ... he has a strategy, he's a gambler," referring to the champ's profession as a sports gambler.

Should Holzhauer win in Wednesday night's episode, he will tie with Julia Collins for the second-longest winning streak in the game's history at 20 games.

by Anonymousreply 49205/01/2019

[quote]In fact, Holzhauer is so impressive that Trebek thinks he could do the once unthinkable. "He has forced me to change a view that I've had for many years ... that the Ken Jennings record will never be broken," Trebek said.

Is Alex saying James was still champion when taping wrapped for the season in April?

by Anonymousreply 49305/01/2019

In doing a little "research" on cute contestant Imar, I came across an article on his "bad films" festival that he talked about on Jeopardy . . .

by Anonymousreply 49405/01/2019

I know the expression is hated at Datalounge, but Omar qualifies as totes adorbs.

Turned the TV off at the last daily double.

Curiously, I knew some of the questions they all passed on.

by Anonymousreply 49505/01/2019

Apparently, Imar was also in a movie called "Averageman" made in 2009.

by Anonymousreply 49605/01/2019

Imar's okay looking. A big dorky, if you ask me.

by Anonymousreply 49705/01/2019

Looks like Tony Goldwyn's uglier brother.

by Anonymousreply 49805/01/2019

I don't know why it makes me laugh, but the poor contestants who lose to James always look so HUMILIATED!

It's like they want to hang their heads down in shame, and just slink off the stage. Especially the ones who are completely obliterated by him, like $100,000 to $499.

That must be a hard pill to swallow.

by Anonymousreply 49905/01/2019

THAT'S the Imar everyone's drooling over here???

by Anonymousreply 50005/01/2019

The competitors they've been trotting out have been awful. Have they always generally been this bad, or is it just more noticeable with James' racking up these record breaking wins?

by Anonymousreply 50105/01/2019

Those contestants must be the "smartest" people in their friend group. Then they finally show up for their big moment on Jeopardy! and they go up against James, only to lose embarrassingly. Must suck.

by Anonymousreply 50205/01/2019

i actually think it might sting less knowing you got beaten by maybe the best ever.

by Anonymousreply 50305/01/2019

Imar is cuter on the show than the still pics.

by Anonymousreply 50405/01/2019

The people who lose to James should be made to wear these at the end of the show...

by Anonymousreply 50505/01/2019

Not beloved at all. Arrogant, bigoted, often wrong, and homophobic.

by Anonymousreply 50605/01/2019

Homophobic? Bigoted? Link please.

by Anonymousreply 50705/01/2019

R497, A young Charlie Callas.

by Anonymousreply 50805/01/2019

Imar looks like a less attractive version of Bob Saget. And Bob Saget is not attractive.

by Anonymousreply 50905/01/2019

Maybe I'm the only one, but I find James incredibly sexy.

by Anonymousreply 51005/01/2019

I also find James handsome He's not male model handsome, but he is still very attractive.

But I also agree with someone upthread about his clothes. He needs to take some of his winnings and go out to buy some new clothes. I'm tired of his red V-neck shirt.

by Anonymousreply 51105/02/2019

Is it the wonky eyes or the jacked up smile?

by Anonymousreply 51205/02/2019

His upper body is so tiny compared to his head.

by Anonymousreply 51305/02/2019

And if you look at his chest closely, he has some gyno going on. He may be a brain, but smart doesn't equal sexy. I live in HK, and I can tell you point blank that me and any of my friends would choose a hot body/face with a 28 IQ than this awkward nerd.

by Anonymousreply 51405/02/2019

[quote]I live in HK

Quellle non-surprise, r514.

by Anonymousreply 51505/02/2019

Alex saying James has no weakness pretty much confirms he is still unbeaten when they wrapped up this season. He probably earned over 2M already by then and possibly overtaken Ken’s total winnings.

by Anonymousreply 51605/02/2019

"I can tell you point blank that me and any of my friends would choose a hot body/face with a 28 IQ than this awkward nerd."

well, of course you would--you would naturally be drawn to someone at your own intelligence level.

by Anonymousreply 51705/02/2019

There are some questions.....I think three last night....that James did NOT ring in on....and neither did either of the other two contestants.

I wish they had known the answers.....

by Anonymousreply 51805/02/2019

Nerdy eye candy alert! Josh is a cutie!

And before he even speaks, he pings.

by Anonymousreply 51905/02/2019

The spoiler is in.

by Anonymousreply 52005/02/2019

I'm not spoiling anything. Merely alerting everyone of eyecandy. Once Josh spoke, the verdict was in. He's definitely family.

by Anonymousreply 52105/02/2019

[quote]Alex saying James has no weakness pretty much confirms he is still unbeaten when they wrapped up this season.

Not necessarily. Alex Trebek has been doing Jeopardy interviews for 35 years. He knows how to phrase things properly so he doesn't give away anything. I wouldn't read anything into him saying James has no weaknesses.

Similarly, James is doing a good job in his interviews not to reveal his ultimate fate. The Jeopardy PR department has clearly been coaching him.

by Anonymousreply 52205/02/2019

Remember also, R522, that James made his first fortune as a professional poker player.

by Anonymousreply 52305/02/2019

Up to $1.6 million today. James is getting hotter and hotter.

by Anonymousreply 52405/02/2019

There's nothing hot about James. Because I reside in HK, I have certain standards of male beauty. James does not fit any of my criteria.

by Anonymousreply 52505/02/2019

Tonight's FJ was incredibly easy . . . AGAIN!

Who's writing them, 19 year old interns?

by Anonymousreply 52605/02/2019

The only thing hot about James to me is his wallet

by Anonymousreply 52705/02/2019

Please buy some new clothes, James. We’re begging you.

by Anonymousreply 52805/02/2019

It's a publicity stunt. They did the same thing with Jennings. Make the show easier for awhile, get free PR with a champion matched against dumbos and then when people pile in, make it harder. Jennings couldn't even match up very well the other champions, and neither will this guy. Remember, the point of the show is entertainment, not meritocracy.

by Anonymousreply 52905/02/2019

Good point, r529

by Anonymousreply 53005/02/2019

I think people are tuning in now hoping and praying for his big downfall. But it's not going to happen if they keeping bringing on these dunces to compete with him. Maybe it is all a fix, who knows! The contestants lately have been particularly weak. How the hell did that blonde woman on Thursday's episode ever make it to air? She was just pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 53105/02/2019

I gave up early again, but by then it was obvious that James is a flagging a bit. The woman was rather a pathetic contestant. I thought Josh was going to give him more of a run for his money. If he were straight, I think we would've likely heard about making ice cream with a girlfriend.

by Anonymousreply 53205/02/2019

Josh came strong early on, but then practically radio silence from him. At least the game wasn't over before the first commercial. The middle chick was sweet, but she was pretty much DOA.

by Anonymousreply 53305/02/2019

I guess they all get intimidated when James goes all in on the first double jeopardy and wins, and then they know they can't catch up because he virtually never misses an answer and almost always gets there first. I'm curious why or how he has such instantaneous recall, plus he knows how to pronounce everything correctly. His memory is so prodigious that every once and a while I think he's got to be a fraud but then I think nah, he's for real. I didn't watch Ken Jennings. I know he didn't bet as much but did he know everything like James does? Did he ever have to think a little before he answered?

by Anonymousreply 53405/02/2019

James even knew that Olathe and Overland Park are right beside each other in the suburbs of Kansas City, Kansas. That's a crazy level of knowledge for someone who isn't from here. He is super impressive.

by Anonymousreply 53505/02/2019

So, now the show is pushing for James to beat Ken.

The new hashtag is

#ChasingKen

by Anonymousreply 53605/02/2019

ugh this is torture. There was only 1 exciting game this week

by Anonymousreply 53705/02/2019

[quote]James even knew that Olathe and Overland Park are right beside each other in the suburbs of Kansas City, Kansas. That's a crazy level of knowledge for someone who isn't from here. He is super impressive.

I knew that, too, and I'm not from there. FJ was super easy for me, but American Plays are one of the categories I'd pray for in Jeopardy. I hope I'd've bet big on such an easy (for me) question. If it had been American Football Plays, I wouldn't've bet $1.

by Anonymousreply 53805/02/2019

I don't regularly watch Jeopardy because it makes me feel dumb. I am much more of a Cash Cab home-player! But I have been tuning in to see this guy and while he is incredibly impressive, I am getting a LOT of the responses right. So I do think they are making it a bit easier than usual. It got dumbasses like me tuning in, so it's working.

by Anonymousreply 53905/03/2019

Agreed, some of the answers have been ridiculously easy.

by Anonymousreply 54005/03/2019

The Teachers Tournament is coming up . . .

by Anonymousreply 54105/03/2019

All I see in that teacher's vid is ugly guys and fat fraus. For the love of god, where the fuck are the hot guys? One likes some eye candy with her intellectual TV viewing.

by Anonymousreply 54205/03/2019

The Teachers Tournament usually makes me weep for the state of U.S. Education.

by Anonymousreply 54305/03/2019

Where's that Boselli teacher? They couldn't get him in this tournament, just to stand in the middle slot and look pretty amidst all that ugly?

by Anonymousreply 54405/03/2019

Pilot Pete is zaddy af!

by Anonymousreply 54505/03/2019

I can't wait until the real story comes out on James, because I'm not buying the fairytale about how he picked up all this information reading children's books. Sorry, but children's books don't begin to cover some of the tough categories he's waltzed through. I'm not sure I'm buying the professional gambler bit either, especially after the other day when he said that a lot of casinos won't take his bets any more. Bullshit.

I'm not knocking the guy, he's a heck of a player, but the whole thing seems too manufactured, and a bit too neat and tidy to be true.

by Anonymousreply 54605/03/2019

r546, he's some sort of statistical savant. He probably has a photographic memories and children's books are a super quick way for him to digest and retain a ton of information.

by Anonymousreply 54705/03/2019

I can't wait for his rain of terror to be over. It's the same old night after night. Dullsville.

by Anonymousreply 54805/03/2019

[quote]I can't wait for his rain of terror to be over.

Yeah, you really do need an umbrella when watching James.

by Anonymousreply 54905/03/2019

R548 - I agree but I have a feeling he’s here for the long haul. His unspoken goal is to be the record holder so he’s not going anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 55005/03/2019

R545 - I wanted Daddy Pete inside me VERY deeply!

I think it's obvious he's been prepping for this specifically for a long time. Once again though, he had weak opponents who should've gotten more answers. At least some of this reign has to do with the quality of the other players.

I guessed media influencer for final.

Bring on the teachers for "respite care" from James overdose!

by Anonymousreply 55105/03/2019

rain of terror

by Anonymousreply 55205/03/2019

James looked nice in his blue shirt today. That colour suits him.

by Anonymousreply 55305/03/2019

yeah it's time for him to lose. He almost did to 1 guy so it's doable. The key is to get at least some of the higher value questions right and then hope he doesn't have much money when he finds the daily doubles, or better, that his opponents get them

by Anonymousreply 55405/04/2019

James received the key to the Las Vegas Strip.

by Anonymousreply 55505/04/2019

Can someone explain to me how the tournament works? Doesn’t it “end” at some point? Can he keep winning forever?

I thought it reset at a certain point.

by Anonymousreply 55605/04/2019

R556 He's not in a tournament, he's a regular game player. He'll go until he loses.

by Anonymousreply 55705/04/2019

The two homo teachers are at either end of the top row, giving jazz hands.

*sigh* it's going to be a long two weeks..........

by Anonymousreply 55805/04/2019

Better than watching the tedious James. If he were hot, it would be a different story. But watching an at-best average looking guy doing the same thing night after night is boring. I could've gotten into hot daddy Peter being a return champion, but alas.

by Anonymousreply 55905/04/2019

I liked James' streaker imitation!

by Anonymousreply 56005/04/2019

R560, Jame was born 10 years after the Oscar streaker incident.

by Anonymousreply 56105/04/2019

True.......I just thought it was funny.....

by Anonymousreply 56205/04/2019

The streaker thing was lame.

by Anonymousreply 56305/05/2019

Streaker thing was very cute, and I liked to imagine him being naked doing it...

by Anonymousreply 56405/06/2019

Aw, Alex got a pity Emmy. Pity the show didn't follow suit.

by Anonymousreply 56505/06/2019

James is getting a bit too "Hollywood" for me.

He started out really mellow and low key, but now he's making stupid faces, singing some of his answers, and dancing off camera in the most recent episode.

James is turning into Buzzy Cohen and Austin Rogers, and I hate it!

by Anonymousreply 56605/06/2019

And now.....The Teachers!

by Anonymousreply 56705/06/2019

Will be nice to get a break from James for a bit.

by Anonymousreply 56805/06/2019

Joe is husbear goals! 😍

by Anonymousreply 56905/06/2019

Julia gives me "masc 4 masc" energy.

by Anonymousreply 57005/06/2019

What? We get teachers for a week and then back to James?

by Anonymousreply 57105/06/2019

Two weeks. And yes, James is still the champ so he will be back after the teacher's tournament.

by Anonymousreply 57205/06/2019

I wonder if these are the first set of shows taped after Alex's announcement.

by Anonymousreply 57305/06/2019

I’m not loving Alexa as a cohost

by Anonymousreply 57405/06/2019

If and when Robert Mueller testifies, he can use that as his audition to replace Alex.

by Anonymousreply 57505/06/2019

James Holzhauer is good looking. He seems unable to smile naturally for the camera or on queue, but he does smile nicely when it's a natural response.

by Anonymousreply 57605/06/2019

Anyone else find it pathetic when she messed up slightly on Woolworth and the others had no clue?

Joe is good looking, and married it seems.

by Anonymousreply 57705/06/2019

Julia's pose was annoying.

by Anonymousreply 57805/06/2019

I’m already bored with this teacher tournament.

by Anonymousreply 57905/06/2019

“... or on queue”

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 58005/06/2019

Made me feel old that no one knew Woolworth.

by Anonymousreply 58105/07/2019

I liked big Joe , glad he won. Very charming. Is he married to a woman or a guy?

by Anonymousreply 58205/07/2019

James at 4. His school developed a special course for him when he demonstrated exceptional math ability.

by Anonymousreply 58305/07/2019

From the newspaper article at R583:

[quote]On Thursday he became the second person in the show’s history to win 21 consecutive games. His win Friday put him one game closer to challenging the 74-game record held by Ken Jennings.

I don't understand that. How could Ken Jennings have made it to 74 games WITHOUT winning more than 21 consecutive games himself?

by Anonymousreply 58405/07/2019

How did the two gay teachers miss FJ? That was quite obvious.

by Anonymousreply 58505/07/2019

Trevor is a cutie.

by Anonymousreply 58605/07/2019

r584 Ken Jennings is the FIRST person to every win 21 consecutive games. Now James is the SECOND person to win 21 consecutive games.

Ken won a total of 74 games. From now on, every win that James makes, people will be able to say that James is the second person to win 22 consecutive games, the second person to win 23 consecutive games.

by Anonymousreply 58705/07/2019

GOTCHA, R587. I get it now. Thanks for the explanation. Somewhere along the line, some woman's name was mentioned, and I guess she must have been the previous 22-game winner. (I guess this is why you'll never see me on Jeopardy!)

by Anonymousreply 58805/07/2019

r584/r588 Julia Collins won 20 games in a row in 2014. So, after Ken Jennings's 74 wins in 2004, she held the record for the SECOND most consecutive wins. Until now.

Currently, the most wins is Ken at 74, James at 22 and Julia at 20.

And James is still the champ, so if he continues to win, his numbers will climb.

The link below offers a look at the overall standings of the biggest winners on Jeopardy.

by Anonymousreply 58905/07/2019

I thought final was easy, but don't get what it has to do with being gay?

by Anonymousreply 59005/07/2019

I want carnal knowledge of Trevor. He's the nerdy post-twink type I love.

by Anonymousreply 59105/07/2019

Jeopardy moved into 1st place in syndication, passing Judge Judy, in James’ last 2weeks. Viewership increased from 9.6M to 12M.

by Anonymousreply 59205/07/2019

If I were Alex with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, I'd know my coming back for another season is doubtful. Highly unlikely. Consequently, I'd want to finish off this season at the top of the ratings heap.

Alex must view James as a godsend.

by Anonymousreply 59305/07/2019

Judge Judy's new hairstyle must have dinged her in the ratings.

by Anonymousreply 59405/08/2019

R594, I think Judy wants to look like RBG.

by Anonymousreply 59505/08/2019

Are all of the guys gay this week?

Speaking of which, you know you're gay when .....

A question involves ballet and Monte Carlo and you blurt out "Trocaderos!"

Had no idea of Final.

by Anonymousreply 59605/08/2019

For Mister C.

by Anonymousreply 59705/08/2019

Agree that FJ was very hard, at least for me.

by Anonymousreply 59805/09/2019

FJ was Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Run by the famous impresario Sergei Diaghilev. They toured all over for years. You people are too young I guess. I bet James would have gotten it (actually maybe not? Ballet is probably not his strong suit. But they would be mentioned in children's books about ballet.)

by Anonymousreply 59905/09/2019

Melissa was intense. Her students are probably terrified of her.

by Anonymousreply 60005/09/2019
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