Jeopardy 23: parade of guest hosts continues
Thanks for the suggestion to watch on YouTube, which for some reason I thought had been discontinued a long time ago.
When Matt appeared, the term "skullfecker" sprung to mind - lucky monkey!
Final was very easy. Ones I knew that they missed: humble pie, Rio Grande, Mikado, Pat Brown = Jerry's dad, Monkey's Paw, and RI = 1790.
|by Anonymous||reply 560||August 12, 2021 11:45 AM
Mayim Bialik should get the full-time job, but bet she won't.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||June 18, 2021 12:58 AM
I think she will. There's such warmth in her voice and personality. She's another Arlene Francis, though lacking a bit Arlene's wit and sense of humor.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||June 18, 2021 1:08 AM
Mayim really deserves it. I like Ken and Buzzy but Mayim is in a league of her own.
She is so natural and engaging.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||June 18, 2021 1:11 AM
I'll take Blossom for a thousand.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||June 18, 2021 1:24 AM
Don't get the Savannah love.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||June 18, 2021 2:45 AM
Savanna has exceeded low expectations. Not quite Mayim, but "into" the job more naturally than Katie.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||June 18, 2021 2:49 AM
Savanna's face looks so pulled and prodded and lifted.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||June 18, 2021 2:52 AM
Does anybody else want to see Buzzy nude?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||June 18, 2021 7:49 AM
Good game. I like Emily.
I figured Final was either Luxembourg or Andorra. I always forget about Liechtenstein.
Stunned no one knew humble pie.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||June 18, 2021 7:56 AM
R2 99% of the DLers have no clue who Arlene is? Famous for the heart on her necklace.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||June 18, 2021 11:20 AM
R10 - while 99% of DLers may not know who's Arlene Francis, 75% of DLers on the Jeopardy threads do.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||June 18, 2021 12:50 PM
Savannah may be perky on a level 3. Katie Couric was perky on a level 10.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||June 18, 2021 1:08 PM
I guessed Virginia Woolf for Final.
Link in honor of our champ's musical taste. Thought the film Ghost World, saw it with my ex who was raised in Bombay in the 1960s. He was absolutely astounded when this tune appeared with the opening credits.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||June 19, 2021 12:55 AM
Loved Savannah's dress tonight.
And I was impressed the champ is a Bollywood fan.
Although I've seen only a few of them - Mother India, Bombay and especially Dil Chahta Hai come to mind - there's nothing quite like them.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||June 19, 2021 1:11 AM
Ex and I watched Apu trilogy, Tom. On one of our trips to India, I brought home an English translation of Ray's "Feluda" detective stories.
Forgot to mention tonight's dress reminded me of an old-time elevator operator!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||June 19, 2021 1:20 AM
MisterCocoa, I [bold]love[/bold] the Apu Trilogy. I saw the three of them after they were restored and played in NY at the Film Forum about five years ago. I found myself getting choked up during a number of moments in each film, especially the last one.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||June 19, 2021 2:01 AM
I have a problem with today’s FJ clue. The quote was in English, but it was not said that it was translated from a different language. My first guess was Kafka, the correct answer, but I switched to Agatha Christie because there wouldn’t have been an English language quote in Kafka’s book.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||June 19, 2021 2:30 AM
I like Emily, but I was rooting for Elaine . . . even though she thought Katharine Hepburn was in "The Big Sleep".
|by Anonymous||reply 19||June 19, 2021 3:49 AM
I didn't recognize the Kafka quote either, but it's been a while since I've read 'The Metamorphosis.'
|by Anonymous||reply 20||June 19, 2021 7:12 AM
I'm an old nerd Mayim's age and have hung around women like her my entire life but I just cannot warm up to her. I wish I could, but she's one of the two big nerd superstars that I just do not like, the other being Wil Wheaton.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||June 19, 2021 7:17 AM
[quote] Mayim really deserves it. I like Ken and Buzzy but Mayim is in a league of her own. She is so natural and engaging.
Having insomnia, so I watched a couple of her episodes upon your recommendation and couldn’t agree more. I didn’t really expect to like her much, but she’s great.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||June 19, 2021 8:14 AM
Good game! I like Elaine a lot.
Had no idea on Final.
Savannah's dress did look good on her, although I get how it looked a bit like an elevator operator uniform. All that was missing was a matching hat.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||June 19, 2021 8:46 AM
The date of the FJ clue would have definitely negated an Agatha Christie response. Besides, Kafka os one of those topics that the writers return to again and again.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||June 19, 2021 11:56 AM
The new host will be black.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||June 19, 2021 11:57 AM
Kaite, the non-lesbian champ from earlier this week, correctly predicted how much she would win on her first game.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||June 19, 2021 1:35 PM
Webster was so obvious in hindsight, but I guessed Bartlett.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||June 21, 2021 11:57 PM
I guessed Bartlett, too! Not thrilled with new champ, but okay...
Surprised they missed Dracula (with visual clue!), JFK and equator; "Safe as kittens"?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||June 22, 2021 12:01 AM
Bartlett wasn’t a bad guess. His book was first published in 1855, so the timing was right.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||June 22, 2021 12:03 AM
The new champ has a very relaxing voice and calm demeanor.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||June 22, 2021 12:11 AM
On her final appearance, Emily looked so much better in the black sweater.
I, too, incorrectly guessed "Roget" for FJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||June 22, 2021 6:33 AM
[quote]The new host will be black.
Not just black but a trans black woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||June 22, 2021 6:44 AM
When is this going to end? Have they suggested when we might see a née host?
And it better not be LeVar Fucking Burton!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||June 22, 2021 9:09 AM
My understanding is that the guest hosts will last the remainder of this season, meaning through the end of next month. They have to start taping for September shows with that person soon, if not already. If I remember correctly the new host will be officially announced this summer.
They'd have to be living in some sort of woke-inspired terror to give Burton the job before his episodes even air. They could probably get away with justifying white male Buzzy if he were truly interested in the job, but my bet at this point is on Mayim instead.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||June 22, 2021 11:24 AM
R36, Speaking of woke inspired terror . . .
The Emmys announced today that future winners can choose to not have Actor or Actress on their statues, in lieu of the word Performer.
When and where will it end?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||June 22, 2021 7:56 PM
Very few of these guest hosts are actually auditioning for the job. They're merely filling in amid a large publicity campaign
Savannah Guthrie is not going to leave her Today job to become the permanent Jeopardy guest host.
Anderson Cooper is not going to leave CNN to become the permanent Jeopardy guest host.
Ditto Katie Couric and Bill Whitacker, as well as Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos (when they host).
Aaron Rogers may want the job but the Green Bay Packers is not going to alter its training scheduled to accommodate his flying to Los Angeles every Tuesday and Wednesday to tape Jeopardy.
As good a job as Mayin Bialik did, I sincerely doubt here TV show Call Me Kat is going to alter its taping schedule to accommodate her hosting Jeopardy. Although this one is more of a possibility than any of the others.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||June 22, 2021 9:26 PM
Opps r38 here. Hit Post too soon
I think the job will still end up going to Ken. I think Ken and Buzzy are the only two who have been genuinely auditioned by the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||June 22, 2021 9:28 PM
[quote]As good a job as Mayin Bialik did, I sincerely doubt here TV show Call Me Kat is going to alter its taping schedule to accommodate her hosting Jeopardy. Although this one is more of a possibility than any of the others.
Let’s get real - Call Me Kay probably won’t last another season. Jeopardy will. I’m sure she’d take the job is it was offered to her.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||June 22, 2021 9:49 PM
Good lord. People. Will get upset over ANYTHING!!! Some people didn’t like yesterday’s “Grinch” question. 🙄
|by Anonymous||reply 42||June 22, 2021 11:01 PM
Bridget came off as super cocky in the first round, convinced she was going to win before her eventual slide into third place.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||June 23, 2021 2:56 AM
Good game tonight.
I liked Bridget but she sure lost her mojo after betting big and losing on the Daily Double. I'd never even heard of this song about Henry Hudson the clue referred to.
Had no idea on Final.
And Jabberwocky was incorrect because it is a separate word from Jabberwock?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||June 23, 2021 10:32 AM
I believe that Jabberwocky was wrong because the clue specifically mentioned the number of letters — 10 — which Jabberwock meets, but Jabberwocky exceeds by one.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||June 23, 2021 10:55 AM
I got the question backwards, thinking they were looking for the name of the author not the poem itself.
I think Aaron would quit football for a Jeopardy contract.
Not a fan of the losing champ at all, so glad to see him gone.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||June 23, 2021 11:09 AM
Oh, I liked him. Thought he was sweet. He mentioned playing trivia with his brother and his "partner" so he's probably family.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||June 23, 2021 6:11 PM
According to Variety, Mayim is now in first place among the guest hosts. I can’t see any of the upcoming hosts displacing her.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||June 23, 2021 9:49 PM
^ that's the Variety critic's own ranking.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||June 23, 2021 9:56 PM
The Variety guy's got Katie No. 3, after Buzzy. Doesn't say much about his judgement.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||June 23, 2021 10:26 PM
I was smitten with Museum of Bad Art!
I thought the dress had green in it, but my mom didn't see that at all.
Was Joel disabled? Or did I misunderstand his story?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||June 24, 2021 12:08 AM
To me, the dress was Tweety Bird Yellow.
Danielle didn't impress, but she did have nice handwriting - like Catholic school / tormented by nuns handwriting.
That's correct about Variety's ranking above - that it's specifically one guy's view.
I read today The Wrap had Mayim in last place among hosts - tied with Anderson - in terms of ranking.
I'm not sure what their "rating" is based on, whether it's viewership or their own personal rating.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||June 24, 2021 12:41 AM
I'm not crazy about the champ because her Graceland anecdote was graceless.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||June 24, 2021 4:25 AM
No one wants Joel inside them deeply?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||June 24, 2021 6:21 AM
FJ was difficult (for me)!
|by Anonymous||reply 56||June 24, 2021 11:31 AM
Loved Savannah's dress. Yes, it was canary yellow.
Also loved Danielle's handwriting. Beautiful signature.
I had no idea about Final, but my instincts said it was likely a woman in space.
I got the impression Joel lived in the handicap accessible room because it was the only room available due to asbestos removal in other parts of the dorm, not because he was handicapped.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||June 24, 2021 11:45 AM
I knew it was very wrong, but Korbut was the only Slavic name I could come up with. Did notice Danielle's penmanship.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||June 24, 2021 12:07 PM
Arman is so cute. I’d like to date him.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||June 24, 2021 11:39 PM
Ms Guthrie should go back to her day job.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||June 24, 2021 11:54 PM
I suspect he is a homosexual.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||June 24, 2021 11:58 PM
So glad that he won. Sandy was becoming annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||June 24, 2021 11:59 PM
Way to go, Arman!
Very surprised that Sandy blew FJ, given that she's a high school English teacher.
Savannah looked like she was on her way to an Upper East Side wake.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||June 25, 2021 12:09 AM
R62, If he's not, can we make him an honorary one?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||June 25, 2021 12:12 AM
Twain was the first FJ I got right in a while. Arman seems nice. I liked Savannah, but not enough to watch "Today".
|by Anonymous||reply 66||June 25, 2021 5:31 AM
I like Savannah, but she needs some serious wardrobe help from a good stylist. Her choices are often odd.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||June 25, 2021 5:45 AM
Good game tonight. I like Arman. He's cute.
This purple (puce?) blouse Savannah was wearing might look decent in person, but looked horrid on camera. Were those see-through sleeves on the blouse?
I guessed Mark Twain for Final. I've never read a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, but somehow the chapter titles mentioned in the clue sounded like they might come from the book.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||June 25, 2021 9:32 AM
Very surprised the champ got FJ wrong. She seemed to know so much about a lot of things. Aman is like a fawn.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||June 25, 2021 12:06 PM
Yesterday's outfit, on addition to the color scheme, looked like it didn't fit in terms of size to me. She definitely wore see-through sleeves the other day.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||June 25, 2021 1:14 PM
Sandy's uptalk was getting really annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||June 25, 2021 1:40 PM
FJ seemed pretty easy to me, so I was surprised that all three of them missed it.
The guy who won is cute.
Today’s outfit on Savanah looked pretty decent.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||June 26, 2021 12:11 AM
Veggies... it's a [italic]word[/italic], bitches!
Poor champ was choking right and left. Hot doc pulled it out! Lady bragging about the shirtless men was a wink at the 'Mos to me.
As soon as host appeared, my mom exclaimed, "Mustard???" Final was easy.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||June 26, 2021 12:12 AM
Next up, Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||June 26, 2021 12:15 AM
[quote]Next up, Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Oh, lord. It’s going to be a long two weeks.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||June 26, 2021 1:18 AM
Arman's "Heckle and Jeckle" response made me guffaw.
Guess I'm in the minority . . . Dr. Austin did nothing for me.
FJ should have been a giveaway for all three.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||June 26, 2021 1:52 AM
Everyone on DL got FJ tonight. That's why I'm here.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||June 26, 2021 2:22 AM
Dang, I wanted Nikki to win. Her personality was fun and her outfit was snatched hunty. I grew up in NYC and had no idea what the answer to FJ was.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||June 26, 2021 2:31 AM
Yes, Final was so easy. I knew the answer before Savannah even finished reading the question.
Yes, Savannah's outfit was good.
Yes, Nikki's outfit was great. Sorry she missed Final and lost. I liked her.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||June 26, 2021 8:48 AM
Opps. Above post at r79 was by me, Johnny Gilbert
|by Anonymous||reply 80||June 26, 2021 8:49 AM
The winner was just ok as far as looks were concerned, but doubled his hotness by being a doctor.
Poor Aman shit the bed. Felt so sorry for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||June 26, 2021 12:07 PM
R91, A pediatrician, to boot.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||June 26, 2021 2:59 PM
Here’s a reader’s poll that also has Mayim in front.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||June 26, 2021 3:01 PM
R84 Aaron’s probably having a meltdown.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||June 26, 2021 9:52 PM
I like Mayim and LeVar best so far. Anderson is a pro.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||June 28, 2021 6:47 AM
LeVar was the ghost host?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||June 28, 2021 6:53 AM
[quote]I like Mayim and LeVar best so far. Anderson is a pro.
Apparently r87 time traveled to the last week of July and watched the LeVar epiosdes, then came back to tell us about them.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||June 28, 2021 8:29 AM
I’ll never watch again if LeVar gets the permanent gig. Yuck!
|by Anonymous||reply 90||June 28, 2021 8:41 AM
R90, Not to worry. He won't get it.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||June 28, 2021 12:50 PM
As I've mentioned earlier, they need to have a host signed up before his episodes air.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||June 28, 2021 1:24 PM
Typically, Jeopardy starts taping episodes for the next season the last week of July or first week of August.
They may delay that by a week or two this year to wait for the last of the guest host episodes to air. However, they can't do it too long since new episodes typically start airing the week after Labor Day.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||June 28, 2021 9:07 PM
Is Aaron jealous of Mayim?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||June 28, 2021 9:52 PM
I've got this fear that LeVar will make it all about LeVar instead of the game, but we shall see.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||June 28, 2021 10:55 PM
To be fair R95, Mayin and Savannah did that too :-)
|by Anonymous||reply 96||June 28, 2021 11:14 PM
Yeah, a long two weeks.
They should have picked the other Dr. Gupta. He’s the cute one.
FJ was a bit difficult.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||June 28, 2021 11:57 PM
I want Austin inside me, quite deeply.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||June 29, 2021 12:03 AM
Awww.... no more dishy doc! Are there two Dr Guptas? He was okay, if not contract material. Final took a bit, then obvious.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||June 29, 2021 12:10 AM
It’s either going to end up being Mayim or LaVar since everything is about diversity now. A female host or a black host would check off one of the diversity boxes.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||June 29, 2021 12:26 AM
I don’t like either one, R100. Especially since we haven’t even seen Burton in action.
I want Buzzy.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||June 29, 2021 12:37 AM
He’s already saying that he will be hurt if he gets passed up for the job. Screw him.
All this PR and comments and sense of entitlement by everyone is really turning me off to his being permanent host.
Besides, he’s too old.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||June 29, 2021 12:39 AM
LeVar will be chosen to demonstrate that black people aren't stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||June 29, 2021 12:45 AM
I think they could justify Ken, Buzzy less so.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||June 29, 2021 12:46 AM
I think former President Obama is the example to beat, R103.
Not that it has to be proven to anybody.
Except fucking racists.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||June 29, 2021 12:57 AM
R98, Some people have very low standards.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||June 29, 2021 2:43 AM
So there was an interview with LeVar in the NY Times.
He's such a turn-off. I was rooting for him at the beginning but he's let this go to his head.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||June 29, 2021 4:01 AM
To be fair, I was also turned off by Aaron’s blatant pandering the two weeks he was host. Almost every day there were staged photo shoots of him and his “fiancé” in the Daily Fail.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||June 29, 2021 8:00 AM
Wow, is Sanjay Gupta short. ? He looks tiny behind that podium.They need to give him a box to stand on.
Maybe Sanjay will grow into the role of host after he does a few more shows.
Yes, Final initially seemed intimidating. 1914 and the start of WWI was the only thing I could think of because of the "suddenly was next in line" bit in the clue. Turns out that was right.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||June 29, 2021 8:45 AM
R109, If you think Sanjay is short, George Stephanopoulos is on deck.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||June 29, 2021 12:28 PM
It’s not like black hosts are underrepresented in game shows, with African-Americans hosting Family Feud, Let’s Make a Deal, $100,000 Pyramid, and To Tell the Truth.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||June 29, 2021 12:37 PM
I, too, would have preferred the attractive Dr. Gupta instead of Sanjay.
BTW Sanjay likes to play with his wedding ring a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||June 29, 2021 4:25 PM
Sanjay Gupta used to be very handsome when he was younger. I still would be interested if he offered.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||June 29, 2021 9:25 PM
The people behind Jeopardy are screwed if they don't pick LeVar with the way he's carrying on. And his crazy Twitter fans. They'll cry racism if he's not picked.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||June 30, 2021 12:02 AM
Lots of missed answers tonight I'm afraid. Props to Xiao as I could never go on Chinese Jeopardy! Final was easy based on the date, although at first I was thrown thinking of the Paraguayan Wars at that time.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||June 30, 2021 12:08 AM
I was hoping Xiao would pull it out. To me final was not that hard, even if they didn’t know history.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||June 30, 2021 12:12 AM
Am I the only one on here who found the wording of FJ confusing?
|by Anonymous||reply 118||June 30, 2021 1:37 AM
FJ was easy; the date certainly helped. I’m not a big fan of the current champ.
Gupta was somewhat better tonight.
I hope that LeVar is not picked, the way that he’s been carrying on. How childish. If they pick someone else is he going to fume and complain about the “unfairness” of it all? 🙄
|by Anonymous||reply 119||June 30, 2021 1:41 AM
[quote]They'll cry racism if he's not picked.
They’re already crying racism on a certain black website 😏 saying he better get it….even though he hasn’t even guested yet to prove himself. I guess according to Blacks you deserve whatever job you want even before you’ve auditioned.🙄
|by Anonymous||reply 120||June 30, 2021 1:44 AM
I knew Prussian blue, R118, but yes the actual wording struck me as a bit odd.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||June 30, 2021 1:48 AM
[quote] Am I the only one on here who found the wording of FJ confusing?
From his answer, clearly Jay Morris would agree with you, because he started to write down “indigo.” But you’re correct that it wasn’t a model of clarity. I didn’t think that last night’s was either.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||June 30, 2021 1:49 AM
R120 sounds mighty triggered
|by Anonymous||reply 123||June 30, 2021 2:35 AM
Yes R99, there are two Dr. Guptas. The other one is a little younger and is often featured on MSNBC, especially throughout the pandemic. They are not related.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||June 30, 2021 2:36 AM
Yes, Final was very awkwardly worded. It had me stumped.
I've never heard of Prussian blue before. And I've also never heard of French blue. Or at least I presume French blue is what the other color was. Sanjay should have explained the answer after he declared Courtney's answer correct. Alex would have.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||June 30, 2021 7:53 AM
I think Sanjay is doing just fine. Don't want him to be permanent though.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||June 30, 2021 11:47 AM
Thank God they didn't ask Jeffrey Toobin to guest host.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||June 30, 2021 11:52 AM
Everyone has their favorites, but no guest host so far has been terrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||June 30, 2021 11:55 AM
Low-energy Bill Whittaker has been the weakest to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||June 30, 2021 12:16 PM
S.A. reminds me of Andy Kaufman.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||June 30, 2021 11:07 PM
No cries of "Was S. A. gay"? He does sleep with "fruits" after all!
On the other hand, he figured Peter Rabbit may have been a duck? I've heard of the term "Eminance Grise" in French, but do they really say "Gray Eminance" in English (which sounds awful)? Guess she wasn't a viewer of M*A*S*H or would have recognized that Ottumwa is in Iowa; confessing, however, I thought Box Elder indicated Utah.
Had no idea of final.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||July 1, 2021 12:13 AM
S.A. was so, um, unique I never got beyond his overall look to contemplate whether he's gay or not.
I knew the FJ answer before I was even halfway into the question.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||July 1, 2021 12:40 AM
I've never read Brave New World, but that's what popped in my mind for Final. I figured it was wrong since I thought it was written in the 1950s. Was stunned that it was right!
I liked Abby but she sure lost her mojo after missing the Daily Double.
S.A.'s hair and overall appearance was so different from most contestants, that's all I could really focus on when the camera was on him. Never even thought about whether he was gay or not.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||July 1, 2021 6:24 AM
If the only interesting anecdote about myself that I could come up with was that I slept with fruit, I'd never have tried out for Jeopardy.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||July 1, 2021 12:30 PM
I'm still thinking about Xiao from Tuesday's game. Super brave to go on Jeopardy when you're not raised in America since so many of the questions have to do with the Americana trivia we just grew up with.
As someone said above. I could never go on Chinese Jeopardy, even if I did speak the language. Hell, I doubt I'd do well on British Jeopardy and I do speak English.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||July 1, 2021 1:19 PM
Funny, I was wondering if they would accept "Grise" instead of "Gray" for the eminence question. I got the Franco-Prussian War mostly from thinking of European wars on those dates...then it hit me, Prussian blue...that's it! Also got "Brave New World" the theme of babies being formed outside the womb reminded me of that book. Also, I'd never succeed on the show because I can never get those mashed-together and multi-name answers or anagrams.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||July 1, 2021 1:34 PM
Got final fairly easily, but geography is my strong suit. Most Performing Artist questions of the last generation not so much...
I suppose in modern times, Hoyle's book of games isn't as big as thing as it was years ago, but I hope everyone realized that I was screaming "Hoyle!" as he failed to come up with an answer. Only other question I'll mention is that "blowhole" was immediately obvious... minds out of the gutter, people! He seemed like a nice guy. The challenger lady screamed Fag Hag to me. Not that there's anything wrong with that...
|by Anonymous||reply 137||July 2, 2021 12:41 AM
Maybe by sharing that he slept with fruit was his way of saying he was gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||July 2, 2021 6:04 AM
I guessed Shenandoah too. And Benjamin Franklin for Hoyle.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||July 2, 2021 6:13 AM
I guessed Shenandoah, but I was fairly certain a portion of it is still in Virginia. It was obvious the clue was referring to West Virginia, but the Ohio River never crossed my mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||July 2, 2021 9:40 AM
I'm going to start with a Taye Diggs story... I saw the film How Stella Got Her Groove Back at a theater in NYC. Towards the end of his shower scene, several women screamed "Rewind! Rewind!" Wouldn't have minded myself...
My fellow regulars, I may be a candidate for heating aids, but a couple of answers jumped out at me as wrong, waiting for later score deductions that never came: 1) Baskin AND Robbins? 2) Night oil? Always heard that one as midnight oil.
I got final, after a false start of Happy Days Are Here Again.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||July 3, 2021 12:07 AM
This is the first week of Jeopardy guest hosts I have not watched at all. I've seen all the others, and I would say Ken, Mayim, producer Mike and Savannah were the best. Bill Whitaker was by far the worst, with Aaron Rodgers not too far behind. Everybody else was ok.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||July 3, 2021 1:00 AM
I was rooting for Nanci . . . but I wouldn't want to meet her in a dark alley . . . Ouch!
FJ came quickly to me, with the 1976 Jimmy Carter connection.
Sanjay okayed McKenzie's incorrect "night oil" response for "midnight oil" . . . but the judges must have given him the nod. Usually, the host would ask the contestant to be more specific.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||July 3, 2021 2:52 AM
In addition to Veronica, we gave another multi-day champion from Portland. I love it.
I was rooting for Nanci today 'cause I love that she is a grocery store clerk who made it onto Jeopardy and she played really great. Just goes to show that anybody can have a wealth of knowledge regardless of occupation.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||July 3, 2021 2:58 AM
I did not see Fridays show yet, did the 3 day champion win a fourth time?
|by Anonymous||reply 145||July 3, 2021 6:17 AM
She won a fifth time. She has made some smart wagers in FJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||July 3, 2021 6:31 AM
I guessed This Land Is Your Land for Final, but in hindsight, the correct answer was so obvious if I'd only considered that Jimmy Carter ran in 1976.
Yes, I was waiting for a score change over Baskin AND Robbins as well.
I suspect that if Alex were still here, he would have paused after the NIGHT Oil response, his signal to the contestant to complete the answer before he ruled on it. If she had not come back with the MIDNIGHT Oil, Alex would have ruled it wrong. However. Sanjay accepted the NIGHT Oil answer, then corrected her with the MIDNIGHT Oil and the judges just let it go.
Was rooting for Nanci to win. I liked her. As r144 said, very few grocery store clerks make it onto Jeopardy. I especially liked the way Nanci dotted the "I" in her name with a starburst.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||July 3, 2021 8:35 AM
As well, should have been Hudson's Bay not Hudson Bay. Don't think Alex would have missed that.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||July 3, 2021 9:21 AM
Thanks, I noticed Hudson's as well. If we caught those, seems obvious the judges were trying not to make the host look bad. I'm sensitive to this as I felt awful when they deducted points for Austin solely over his New York accent - had it been written final style he would've been fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||July 3, 2021 1:29 PM
R149 I missed the 'Austin' thing. What was that about?
|by Anonymous||reply 150||July 3, 2021 1:45 PM
I got FJ, but after about three minutes. Wouldn't have made the deadline.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||July 3, 2021 2:29 PM
Austin was the longtime champ from New York, bearded bartender. He had a noticeable, though not heavy, NY accent. He rang in, answered correctly, but was ruled out (by Alex) as using the "wrong vowel"; his mic picked up his muttering "That's what I said, it's my accent!" He was totally shafted on that. If it'd been a final question, he would've gotten full credit for writing it correctly is my point.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||July 3, 2021 3:04 PM
R154, okay on four of the six. But Rodgers and Gupta? They were awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||July 5, 2021 11:59 PM
Rebecca's voice was a slam-dunk: NO!
Final wasn't exactly "easy" but I got it. The misses I made a note of were: Foucault's pendulum, MRI, and Chateau Lafitte.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||July 6, 2021 12:05 AM
Anyone but that asshole Levar. Ugh!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 157||July 6, 2021 12:14 AM
I like Sanjay Gupta. He keeps the show running at a good pace and doesn't interject little tidbits about himself like Savannah and Mayim kept doing which got a tad annoying after a while. Today's champion is on day six of her winning streak. It seems like it's been a while since we've had a six-day champion.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||July 6, 2021 2:38 AM
I'm liking Sanjay more and more each day. However, I have no desire to see him as the permanent host.
Final was easy thanks to the hint about both beginning with the same letter. Without that hint, I would have gotten Tonkin but not Thailand.
I liked Mike, but he kept blowing it with the Daily Doubles.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||July 6, 2021 8:47 AM
I agree with the list posted in r154 link about who the top contenders for the job are, with the exception of Sanjay. Don't think Sanjay is really a contender.
However, I do agree that the other five are the only serious contenders -- Ken, Buzzy, Mike, Aaron and Mayim.
Of those five, my favorite is still Mike, followed by Mayim or Buzzy.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||July 6, 2021 8:52 AM
Being third coming into FJ, getting it wrong, but winning anyway—ugly, but it still counts.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||July 6, 2021 6:01 PM
R158, It's rare when a 6 day winner has yet to break $100K.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||July 6, 2021 7:44 PM
Sanjay isn't a bad host but I'm tired of seeing him on TV. It seemed he was on CNN 24/7 and then made the rounds of talk shows with his book. He's overexposed right now.
I just want this 'guest host' phase to be over, please.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||July 6, 2021 8:25 PM
Courtney has benefited greatly from having weak competitors.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||July 6, 2021 11:58 PM
The minute he opened his mouth, I thought "How gay was my contestant?" for tonight's show.
Had no idea of, what was apparently so obvious, final, but was curious as to THE answer. Surprised they blew dulcet, Lourdes, and UVA (from Monticello in the background).
Feels like Gupta's had his two weeks already!
|by Anonymous||reply 165||July 7, 2021 12:03 AM
Fun FJ, which was easy for sports fans.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||July 7, 2021 12:54 AM
They didn't get Neil Diamond? Good Lord!
|by Anonymous||reply 167||July 7, 2021 2:18 AM
Seems like really weak contestants recently... but Courtney seems good enough to justify 7 wins.
Spanish for very beautiful: bellísima. the elle pronounced like a "y" in English. Answer pronounced it bell - ee- see- ma. Like an "l" nor a "y".... I think this is contrary to judgments in the past, no?
|by Anonymous||reply 169||July 7, 2021 3:13 AM
I'm on the west coast and Jeopardy! was preempted for the NBA finals. I take it our champion has won again.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||July 7, 2021 3:41 AM
Where on the West Coast, R170? I'm in Los Angeles and it's not preempted here, just delayed (KABC schedule has it airing at 10 tonight).
|by Anonymous||reply 171||July 7, 2021 4:01 AM
Washington R171. I'm hoping it comes on at 10, but I don't see it on the schedule.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||July 7, 2021 4:16 AM
R169: I think she had the option of saying it in Italian also?
|by Anonymous||reply 173||July 7, 2021 4:17 AM
Reminder: each day's episode of Jeopardy is uploaded to YouTube commercial free shortly after the show airs on the West Coast at 7 (in most cities). But it only stays up for a few days so watch it while you can.
Had no idea on Final, but I'm not a sports fan.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||July 7, 2021 6:51 AM
I was impressed that all 3 got FJ, which I found inscrutable. I think that was the champ's only runaway win.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||July 7, 2021 6:53 AM
Yes, it was Courtney's only runaway win. Most games, she's been far behind, but the others bet wrong and/or miss the question.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||July 7, 2021 6:57 AM
R177, The others were inferior players, with the majority of their responses bad guesses.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||July 7, 2021 11:42 AM
[quote] Seems like really weak contestants recently...
I've noticed that seems to be a trend every year towards the end of the season - they seem to save the weaker players for July. Probably because viewership is down during the summer months and they want to save the better players for the beginning of the new season and during sweeps periods.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||July 7, 2021 5:15 PM
There were a few I knew they didn't, but I thought Wailing Wall is common knowledge?
Did the new champ suffer a stroke or something? Keshav struck me as being a homosexual.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||July 8, 2021 12:15 AM
Very surprised that no one could attribute "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" to Reagan.
FJ was another easy one, Keshav should have known it.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||July 8, 2021 12:30 AM
Just when I started to get used to Courtney, she loses.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||July 8, 2021 2:50 AM
R184, She'll be back in the next TOC.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||July 8, 2021 5:05 AM
Direct personal services? Is she a whore?
|by Anonymous||reply 186||July 8, 2021 6:20 AM
Courtney always seemed so detached from everything, I never warmed up to her, Glad she's gone.
I liked both Nicole and Keshav, but Nicole has a most unusually shaped head.
Yes, Wailing Wall was fairly easy, but that may be a generational thing. Keshav likely is too young.
Final was EASY! But The Police?!?! They didn't have a a #1 album in the 1990s, 2000s, or 2010s. Again, guess Keshav's too young to know that and just guessed any 80s band that came to mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||July 8, 2021 7:03 AM
Well, he came up with an 80s band whose lead singer goes by a nickname, R187. I didn't come up with either and have seen both in concert (granted, that was in the 80s). 🤓
|by Anonymous||reply 188||July 8, 2021 8:11 AM
I first saw U2 in the 80's - I was a college student doing a year abroad in Ireland. Loved the early U2. Then Bono became a monster and the loser guitarist bought land in Malibu that he wanted to develop into a massive $100 million compound., against conservation/environmental recommendations.
Luckily "Edge" lost the court battles, and needs to find another place to destroy the local flora/fauna.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||July 8, 2021 8:34 AM
"I've noticed that seems to be a trend every year towards the end of the season - they seem to save the weaker players for July. Probably because viewership is down during the summer months and they want to save the better players for the beginning of the new season and during sweeps periods."
This is most likely true. I was on a game show many years ago and those who were accepted to appear were labeled by days. The better players were saved until the end of the week, hoping their success would carry over into the next week, where they would meet weaker opponents the first few days, thereby building up audience interest and viewership.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||July 8, 2021 12:07 PM
I came up with U2 immediately, but I thought The Police was a good guess considering they're a perennial band with a lead singer who goes by a nick name/ stage name.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||July 8, 2021 12:09 PM
I came up with U2 only because it seems like Bono has been around forever!
|by Anonymous||reply 193||July 8, 2021 2:46 PM
Nikole resembles Oliver Hardy.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||July 8, 2021 10:26 PM
I liked all 3 contestants, but was cheering for Ellen to sneak the win when she guessed FJ correctly. I guessed "Amazing Grace".
|by Anonymous||reply 195||July 9, 2021 3:05 AM
Competitive game today. Loved Jen's reaction to winning. She was practically freaking out (as I would if I won on Jeopardy).
|by Anonymous||reply 197||July 9, 2021 5:39 AM
We just got it now in California.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||July 9, 2021 5:41 AM
Best game we've had in a while! I liked all three contestants.
Guessed Rock of Ages for Final purely because of the limestone clue.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||July 9, 2021 6:34 AM
I was feeling sorry for Ellen until she began to come alive.
Has there ever been a contestant who never rang in during an entire show?
|by Anonymous||reply 200||July 9, 2021 8:14 AM
I was dismayed that none of them could get Burlington or Gloucester.
Took me a bit, but I did get Final.
Somehow, following Gupta with Stephanopoulous isn't the greatest scheduling in terns of differentiation to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||July 10, 2021 12:10 AM
I was surprised only one got FJ right.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||July 10, 2021 1:01 AM
I was pretty surprised that Jen didn’t get Earl of Sandwich. It just seemed so obvious.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||July 10, 2021 1:07 AM
I was gonna post yesterday that I think she'll be around for a while, but I didn't want to jump the gun. After seeing her play again today, I think she might pull off a few more wins. She's a really strong player and aggressive on that buzzer.
For FJ, I knew that the 14th century work was Canterbury Tales but I didn't connect it to The Handmaid's Tale.
That was an interesting ruling about Jen's use of the wrong article: "A handmaid's Tale" vs. "The Handmaid's Tale". I thought I've seen people get penalized in the past for using the wrong article but maybe I'm mistaken.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||July 10, 2021 2:50 AM
[quote] For FJ, I knew that the 14th century work was Canterbury Tales but I didn't connect it to The Handmaid's Tale.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||July 10, 2021 4:44 AM
I remember someone guessing "Cat on the Hot Tin Roof" and it wasn't accepted. It seems the wrong article is forgiven only if it's at the beginning of a title. I got FJ and wish silver fox Tom had too...
|by Anonymous||reply 206||July 10, 2021 5:01 AM
I had no idea on Final but did know both Poseidon and the Earl of Sandwich in the Daily Doubles.
Although I will admit its only been in the last 18 months that I ever heard of an Earl of Sandwich restaurant chain. It's not a very big chain Only 37 locations worldwide, 31 of which are in the US
|by Anonymous||reply 207||July 10, 2021 5:07 AM
He said the “initial article can be wrong” rule applies in FJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||July 10, 2021 5:20 AM
So what if you're not sure about the article, leave it out and just write Handmaid's Tale?
Would that be accepted?
|by Anonymous||reply 209||July 10, 2021 5:45 AM
When did it become acceptable to just give a surname as a correct response?
|by Anonymous||reply 211||July 10, 2021 10:37 AM
[quote] I was pretty surprised that Jen didn’t get Earl of Sandwich. It just seemed so obvious.
I would never have come up with that answer!
[quote] When did it become acceptable to just give a surname as a correct response?
It's usually okay, unless they think if needs clarification (multiple presidents Bush, Adams, etc.)
I've never heard of this getting the initial article wrong rule until last night either. Frankly, it sounds like something he made up off the top of his head. Did the judges have access to the answers ahead of time, make a decision, which they relayed to the host via headset, before taping the final answer reveals? I always thought that the host doesn't see the Final Jeopardy answers until they are made public? I think the guy got screwed on being able to correct his answer as he seemed to do it before the correct answer was provided to me? Remember that the other day he let a few technically incorrect answers go through as we all observed here. Whatever his presentation skills are as a host, he doesn't do a very good job in terms of evaluating the answers.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||July 10, 2021 11:57 AM
R212, my impression was that Alex knew the FJ answers before they were revealed, based on the comments he’d make sometimes. I can’t believe that he could always be sure that a response would be right or wrong just based on nonverbal cues of confidence (or lack thereof) from the contestants.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||July 10, 2021 12:15 PM
I totally blanked on FJ. Had forgotten that the Atwood book was published as long ago as the 80's!
|by Anonymous||reply 214||July 10, 2021 1:02 PM
Not only do I think the host sees the FJ responses before the viewers do, I wouldn't be surprised if the host also sees the FJ wagers before they're revealed.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||July 10, 2021 1:05 PM
R212 I agree that the guy who changed his answer seemed to do it in time... and it was even more curious that Gupta had to assert at the end "the judges reviewed the tape and I was right, you were late with the answer"
You know, the "doth protest too much" thing...
|by Anonymous||reply 216||July 10, 2021 3:19 PM
[quote] When did it become acceptable to just give a surname as a correct response?
|by Anonymous||reply 217||July 10, 2021 4:12 PM
He didn’t say he was late (which he wasn’t). He said “I had already begun to rule you incorrect.” So, in effect it was the host’s fault for jumping the gun.
The pregnant pause that says “incorrect, but close” is tricky.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||July 10, 2021 4:16 PM
[quote]He didn’t say he was late (which he wasn’t). He said “I had already begun to rule you incorrect.” So, in effect it was the host’s fault for jumping the gun. The pregnant pause that says “incorrect, but close” is tricky.
Sannjay responded pretty quickly when he was making his ruling. Alex knew how to do it just right.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||July 10, 2021 8:34 PM
[qiote]Remember that the other day he let a few technically incorrect answers go through as we all observed here. Whatever his presentation skills are as a host, he doesn't do a very good job in terms of evaluating the answers.
I suspect the judges caught all those incorrect answers we noted that Sanjay missed. They just didn't want to embarrass a guest host by correcting his mistakes. So after that show, they likely were more diligent in making their rulings so as to maintain the integrity of the game.
I've always assumed the judges can see the Final Jeopardy answers as the contestants are writing them down on their screens. That way, they can rule in advance on anything and then whisper it in the hosts ear via the earpiece. That likely is how Sanjay knew to OK the "A" in Handmaid's Tale. A guest host would be far too inexperienced on the finer rules of the game to ever make that ruling on his own.
Have also assumed the judges see the bets in advance via their computers. No idea if the host can see these answers and bets in advance. I doubt it as that would take away the spontaneity of the host's reaction to seeing the answers such as the time Alex got choked up on the "We love you Alex" answer.
Also keep in mind, the show we see if often heavily edited. It make take 19 minutes for it to air the full game but the actual game may take 30 or 45 minutes to play. A few years ago, a Jeopardy insider who was around during Ken Jennings' initial 72-game streak reported here that Alex or the judges stopped the play to debate over some of Ken's questionable answers on an almost daily basis. He said toward the end, Alex was consistently arguing against whatever answer Ken gave, whereas early in his run, Alex was arguing for Ken's answers.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||July 10, 2021 8:50 PM
[quote] Also keep in mind, the show we see if often heavily edited. It make take 19 minutes for it to air the full game but the actual game may take 30 or 45 minutes to play.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||July 11, 2021 6:27 AM
Here’s a short behind-the-scenes video that shows the opening and FJ parts of the show from the director's booth. They can see the wagers and questions as the contestants are writing them, and they know the outcome before it’s revealed. I can’t find it now, but there used to be a video that also showed them feeding Alex the info via an earpiece.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||July 11, 2021 2:47 PM
Man, GS is one short dude!
New champ OK, I suppose, but not a lot of personality (nor looks).
Final was easy, but my dad was a member of that club so heard about it all my life (Fred Gwynne as well at the time, I believe).
|by Anonymous||reply 223||July 13, 2021 12:01 AM
Boooo-ooooo-ring. FJ easy, again.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||July 13, 2021 12:11 AM
Yes, FJ was very easy. Snuffleupagus did fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||July 13, 2021 1:10 AM
George is very well-dressed and did a decent job. Tim wagered cautiously on all 3 Daily Doubles, but still built up a huge lead. The guy reading the Gaming clues in the 1st round was cute and had a great voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||July 13, 2021 4:05 AM
George S was perfectly adequate as a host. Will likely get better as the week improves and he gets a little more relaxed. That said, I'm not much of a fan of his on Good Morning America and like him even less as Jeopardy host.
I knew the Final answer had something to do with Pudding, but wasn't sure of the exact name.
Agree, the new champ seems short on personality.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||July 13, 2021 8:32 AM
Agreed re: gaming clues, R226. Thought the guy should've been thanked after the last one as was Alex's custom; the answers were general enough that I wasn't entirely clueless there as expected.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||July 13, 2021 12:21 PM
To me, GS is yet another functional host.
BTW I don't watch him in anything he's on, so I really haven't seen him on TV in years. But the first thought I had when I saw George on Jeopardy was, "He has Michael Dukakis hair."
|by Anonymous||reply 229||July 13, 2021 12:56 PM
I thought George was spectacularly inoffensive, which puts him way up on my list of favorites.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||July 13, 2021 12:59 PM
R229 That hair was the first thing I noticed, too. A good reminder to guys here how silly you're going to look if -- by hook or crook -- you somehow manage to have the same full head of hair in your fifties that had in your twenties.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||July 13, 2021 1:10 PM
Same R227. I guessed "Hastings" instead of "Hasty".
|by Anonymous||reply 232||July 13, 2021 8:41 PM
Was surprised both guys have "girlfriends" but ok...
Got "beekeeping" right away, but not Final.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||July 14, 2021 12:07 AM
Good competitive game tonight.
FJ was so obvious, cannot believe Alex blew it.
Lauren's dress was most unflattering.
I predict Mr. Moon will be around for a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||July 14, 2021 12:21 AM
I forgot to mention that her dress reminded me of something Mrs. Olson would have worn on Little House on the Prairie.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||July 14, 2021 12:33 AM
Didn't read gay on either of the male contestants.
No idea on Final. I guessed mattress. only because of the mention of the spring.
I know George S is short, but have they somehow lowered the host's podium to accommodate him? In the long shots, the host podium looks extra short compared to the contestants podiums. I realize the camera angle is changing the perspective, but it just looks so small.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||July 14, 2021 9:20 AM
Suda the elephant has more talent.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||July 14, 2021 3:50 PM
Final should have been obvious, but I didn’t think of “build a better mousetrap” so I floundered.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||July 14, 2021 4:09 PM
I thought clothespin (and mattress) were good wrong guesses.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||July 14, 2021 4:42 PM
Bold DJ wager by Tim to take the lead away from Alex and ultimately win the game.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||July 14, 2021 7:52 PM
Thanks for taking the time to post a spoiler at 1pm Pacific time.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||July 14, 2021 7:56 PM
That was yesterday, doll.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||July 14, 2021 8:07 PM
My future husband is winning.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||July 14, 2021 11:18 PM
Oh my. From the Halls of Montezuma...
|by Anonymous||reply 246||July 14, 2021 11:34 PM
This Marine is too cute and a smartie as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||July 14, 2021 11:42 PM
And, now a Jeopardy champion!!
|by Anonymous||reply 249||July 14, 2021 11:56 PM
Tyler looks like something from a military porn flick, which I found... distracting. He really knows his stuff, so could be around for a while. His delivery of "Clarice" struck me as a bit camp.
My mother is from Franklin, so was a bit struck by the female contestant.
Final was easy!
|by Anonymous||reply 250||July 15, 2021 12:00 AM
I love a man in uniform . . .
Tyler was quite the steamroller tonight, have to wonder if he's that aggressive in the sack.
FJ was yet another easy one.
Not surprised no one knew "Mrs. Miniver", all too young.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||July 15, 2021 1:14 AM
I'm 60 and didn't get Mrs Miniver.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||July 15, 2021 1:29 AM
[quote] Not surprised no one knew "Mrs. Miniver", all too young.
When George read the category title, I said, “oh, Mrs. Miniver.” And then, there it was.
[quote] Tyler was quite the steamroller tonight, have to wonder if he's that aggressive in the sack.
Was wondering the same thing. I’m going to with ABSOLUTELY YES.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||July 15, 2021 1:34 AM
I usually appreciate the decorum on these Jeopardy threads... different from the usual salaciousness of DL.
However, I do have this strong urge to find Tyler's happy spot inside.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||July 15, 2021 2:34 AM
Last week they missed "Cimarron", and now "Mrs. Miniver"!
|by Anonymous||reply 255||July 15, 2021 3:11 AM
Tyler is quite the yummy marine.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||July 15, 2021 5:27 AM
I hope the sexy marine sticks around for a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||July 15, 2021 5:33 AM
From Marine Reddit:
“Badges were rifle expert and pistol sharpshooter. Ribbon was the national defense medal. The lack of any other ribbons means he is likely still in training of some sort. Given that he’s a 1stLt, I’m guessing either lawyer or pilot-in-training.”
|by Anonymous||reply 259||July 15, 2021 5:36 AM
I find Tyler hotter knowing he donated to Sanders campaign in 2019.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||July 15, 2021 5:59 AM
Tyler is a straight pussy hound. Back off, homos.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||July 15, 2021 6:00 AM
These sunglasses don’t say “str8” to me
|by Anonymous||reply 263||July 15, 2021 6:06 AM
Tyler was both cute and smart. A lethal combination!
I was stumped on Final. Only thing that came to mind was the Katzemjammer Kids but I figured that was too obscure even for Jeopardy.
But I knew Mrs. Miniver!
|by Anonymous||reply 264||July 15, 2021 9:28 AM
And he seems to know a wide range of factoids. Must be an avid reader. Any sense of how tall he is? Not that it matters.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||July 15, 2021 11:22 AM
As I was watching last night's show, I was thinking, "My, my, DL hearts are going to flutter like they haven't fluttered in a long, long time."
Cute, smart, assertive, polite - and packaged in a uniform.
It's all enough to make a person's fantasies go into maximum overdrive.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||July 15, 2021 1:10 PM
As I mentioned earlier, he looks like he stepped off the cover of a military porn DVD.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||July 15, 2021 1:45 PM
[quote]Also keep in mind, the show we see if often heavily edited. It make take 19 minutes for it to air the full game but the actual game may take 30 or 45 minutes to play.
Is it really THAT DIFFICULT for you to figure this out for yourself without anyone explaining it to you????
|by Anonymous||reply 269||July 15, 2021 2:17 PM
Tyler could make some major bucks on OnlyFans.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||July 15, 2021 2:18 PM
Even his name is perfect.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||July 15, 2021 2:35 PM
[quote] Is it really THAT DIFFICULT for you to figure this out for yourself without anyone explaining it to you????
No. I just think you’re wrong. They probably film it straight through.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||July 15, 2021 3:05 PM
R272, you think I'm wrong about what? You think the JEOPARDY! episodes we see have not been edited at all to remove extraneous pauses and comments, etc.? You don't think it takes longer than a half hour minus commercial time to shoot each game? If that's what you think, then you are the one who's wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||July 15, 2021 4:07 PM
I was at a taping of The Daily Show and they not only went straight through, they timed the breaks to match the length of the commercial breaks. I’m not sure why.
I’m sure they edit out the occasional screw-up, or pause for a technical issue, but otherwise I’d bet they plow right through.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||July 15, 2021 4:17 PM
Arrgh. Of course they try to go through the shooting of these shows with as few pauses/mistakes as possible, but things happen. Anyone with any knowledge of these things can see where there are edits in the JEOPARDY! shows, though some of them are far more obvious than others.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||July 15, 2021 4:29 PM
An acquaintance was in the audience for a day in 2019. I got the impression that they do shoot for doing it all in one take? I believe they did three shows on his day... something about Jimmy hosting a sort of "audience Jeopardy" between filmings. The guy was thinking of re-locating to L. A. telling me he'd sign up as often as he could to be in the audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||July 15, 2021 4:43 PM
Of course they pause when there's a question about a response. You think Alex put together those corrections during a two-minute or whatever commercial break?
|by Anonymous||reply 277||July 15, 2021 4:47 PM
The judges sitting at the edge of the stage with computers handle the corrections. If they routinely pause, why would they so often interrupt the show with corrections after the following commercial break?
|by Anonymous||reply 278||July 15, 2021 5:03 PM
[quote]The judges sitting at the edge of the stage with computers handle the corrections. If they routinely pause, why would they so often interrupt the show with corrections after the following commercial break?
Again: ARRGGH! Nobody is saying they "routinely" pause. For one thing, corrections aren't necessary very often. But yes, corrections would be one of several reasons why there would need to be small edits made to the shows before they air. The discussions with the players at the beginning of the show is one place where it's often obvious that little edits have been made.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||July 15, 2021 5:10 PM
You said they regularly go 50-100+% over the 19 minutes of game time. That is routine pausing.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||July 15, 2021 5:15 PM
[quote]You said they regularly go 50-100+% over the 19 minutes of game time. That is routine pausing.
I did not say that, maybe someone else did. I gave no time estimate, I merely said that I'm sure some edits are often necessary, and that probably all of the games require at least a little bit more time than 19 minutes to shoot -- though undoubtedly some require more time than others due to more mistakes, more edits necessary during the conversation with the players at the beginning, and so on.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||July 15, 2021 5:23 PM
The original dispute you waded into was not over whether or not there are sometimes edits made. Of course there are. The dispute was over how long it takes to tape each episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 282||July 15, 2021 5:26 PM
Frankly, at this point nobody cares.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||July 15, 2021 5:36 PM
This thread needs an editor.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||July 15, 2021 6:19 PM
R283, And Tyler is still smoking hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 285||July 15, 2021 6:20 PM
FJ was super easy. Although, as someone who actually read the comics in Spanish back in the day, I can’t recall that being their names.
Maybe it was just for that movie.
Hugo, Paco y Luis were their names in the comics. They were hellions even back then.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||July 15, 2021 7:08 PM
Tyler could have a permanent space in the vault of my wank bank.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||July 15, 2021 7:11 PM
I had absolutely no idea of Final as evidenced by the fact that I guessed Alvin and The Chipmunks as a Hail Mary answer, LOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||July 15, 2021 7:22 PM
I guessed the Three Little Pigs 🐖 🐖 🐖
|by Anonymous||reply 289||July 15, 2021 9:05 PM
I got it right, but only because Huey had shown up in the crossword this week.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||July 15, 2021 9:16 PM
He knows his Broadway musicals...
|by Anonymous||reply 291||July 15, 2021 11:18 PM
Had no clue about FJ, though now, in retrospect, it seems obvious.
Yay!! Tyler back for another day!!
|by Anonymous||reply 292||July 15, 2021 11:57 PM
I immediately knew it was Wilbur. But then again I have a sister named Charlotte, who received numerous copies of the book for her birthdays.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||July 15, 2021 11:58 PM
No bleeping clue regarding Final, but as I'm neither James from Vegas, nor Ken Jennings... can't know everything!
Want to comment on Judith. She seems like prima date material for ladies tired of players. The real deal. For myself, she's BFF material.
Andre was my type, but just wasn't up to it tonight. Looks like we'll have Tyler... the guys who knows his musicals, for a while yet. Something tells me he's a vocal shooter.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||July 16, 2021 12:04 AM
I was a bit jealous of Judith being in between Andre and Tyler.
|by Anonymous||reply 295||July 16, 2021 12:17 AM
Tyler won me over with his knowledge of musicals. George S is doing well as guest host.
|by Anonymous||reply 296||July 16, 2021 12:25 AM
Andre got off to an impressive start and I was concerned for Tyler, but like a good Marine he powered through while Andre went down in flames.
Totally stumped on FJ, it happens.
|by Anonymous||reply 297||July 16, 2021 12:42 AM
A bit of a scare as the male challenger got off to a strong start. He sure faded fast.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||July 16, 2021 12:52 AM
Tyler did OK with musicals, but he didn’t get Fiddler.
I think the next game should be Tyler in a different outfit. Perhaps a tank top?
|by Anonymous||reply 299||July 16, 2021 12:55 AM
How often do you think it takes for Tyler to get a five o'clock shadow? I'm guessing at least a week.
|by Anonymous||reply 300||July 16, 2021 2:16 AM
Great game tonight! Tyler is definitely a cutie but seems really young - like jailbait young. Boy is smart though, I'll give him that. I liked the cute Russian Andre too. He hails from Damascus, Oregon which has a large Russian community. It's too bad he flamed out early 'cause he was on a roll in the beginning. I enjoyed the back and forth between him and Tyler.
Judith was cool too. She should have wagered more on her Daily Double, but ultimately it didn't matter since she didn't know Final.
I found Tyler's wager for Final puzzling. He wagered $6,000 which brought him down to $11,400. Judith had $10,800 and wagered it all. Neither of them knew Final but if they both had gotten it right, Judith would have doubled her score and won the game. Tyler would have come in second at $17,400. I wonder why he didn't wager enough to cover Judith? I guess he was betting on her not knowing the answer. Whatever his logic, it worked out for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 301||July 16, 2021 2:46 AM
Totally missed final Jeopardy... children's literature is not my strength.
R299 The quality of desire is so illogical ... has its own rules and needs. My thought was also... ok, he's incredibly hot in the uniform, but maybe tomorrow a sailor's uniform... or fireman... or lifeguard... certainly some other color than that marine's grim grey-brown. My boy.....
|by Anonymous||reply 302||July 16, 2021 3:03 AM
I said tank top. Nothing?
|by Anonymous||reply 303||July 16, 2021 3:06 AM
I guessed Sancho Panza. That was hard because I didn't know what spinnerets were.
|by Anonymous||reply 304||July 16, 2021 3:11 AM
R304, They're tiny pianos, Rose.
|by Anonymous||reply 305||July 16, 2021 5:32 AM
Great game. I liked Andre. He came on strong at first but sure flamed out quickly. Also liked Judith a lot.
No idea on Final. Had no idea what spinerettes were.
As I've said before, I'm not a George S. fan, but I will admit he is doing a good job as host. Far better than Anderson Cooper or Bill Whitacker.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||July 16, 2021 10:45 AM
[quote]I found Tyler's wager for Final puzzling. He wagered $6,000 which brought him down to $11,400. Judith had $10,800 and wagered it all. Neither of them knew Final but if they both had gotten it right, Judith would have doubled her score and won the game. Tyler would have come in second at $17,400. I wonder why he didn't wager enough to cover Judith? I guess he was betting on her not knowing the answer. Whatever his logic, it worked out for him.
R301. Your math is wrong. Tyler had $17,400 going into Final while. Judith had $10,800. Judith bet it all while Tyler only bet $6,000. If both had gotten the correct answer in Final, Judith would have finished with $21,600 while Tyler would have finished with $23,400. Tyler would have still won.
|by Anonymous||reply 307||July 16, 2021 10:52 AM
R299, I chalked up Fiddler as being a more traditional musical for "older" people.
I had no idea what spinnerets were. I may have read Charlotte's Web back during the Johnson Administration, but wouldn't swear to it.
As far as the uniform goes, the crossed-sabres emblem is visually catchy at least.
Looking at the schedule, did Levar's whining fanclub bump that Joe Buck character to get their guru a slot?
|by Anonymous||reply 308||July 16, 2021 12:02 PM
Back to the original topic of the thread. The search for the permanent host is over. Shatner has decreed.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||July 16, 2021 12:36 PM
Yup, you're right Johnny Gilbert R307. I got my math wrong. Thanks for catching that!
|by Anonymous||reply 310||July 16, 2021 12:53 PM
Loved that there was quite a bit of suspense in this episode. Waiting to hear Tyler mention a fiance or girlfriend.
|by Anonymous||reply 311||July 16, 2021 12:57 PM
Why doesn't Tyler wear his dress blues? Maybe there's a protocol about what he can wear on a TV show?
R299 LOVED your 'tank top' response 😂
|by Anonymous||reply 312||July 16, 2021 2:03 PM
I'm watching Daytime Jeopardy -- it's an episode from S36. Alex looks healthy and dapper as usual. I try to watch every morning just to get a dose of Alex.
|by Anonymous||reply 313||July 16, 2021 3:18 PM
I didn’t know what spinnerets are either, and I guessed Hans Brinker, lol. Thought maybe it was something to do with ice skates ⛸
|by Anonymous||reply 314||July 16, 2021 3:44 PM
R313, If you have a Netflix account, you can watch old Alex episodes there as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||July 16, 2021 3:49 PM
“Omnipotent” and a true Daily Double. Swoon. 😂😂
|by Anonymous||reply 316||July 16, 2021 11:35 PM
I felt a tingle when Tyler responded "oral".
|by Anonymous||reply 317||July 16, 2021 11:37 PM
WTF is a "Mazarin" Bible??? Have you guys really run across that before?
Marathon Man champ appeals to the dork in me, but yeah, I guess Tyler needs more time? Firefighter indeed...
Surprised they missed High Plains.
|by Anonymous||reply 318||July 17, 2021 12:01 AM
Never heard of the Mazarin Bible.
The woman in the middle looked like an aged Patricia Arquette.
Here's a brief interview with the new champ . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 319||July 17, 2021 1:00 AM
The key to today’s FJ was the date of 1455, which is when the Gutenberg Bible was originally printed.
|by Anonymous||reply 320||July 17, 2021 1:06 AM
Boise! Do you suppose he knows Babs Johnson?
|by Anonymous||reply 321||July 17, 2021 1:21 AM
R320 I got the FJ purely because of the date. R316 Nope, never heard of the Mazarin Bible... and biblical stuff is a strong category for me.
Well, so long to the ithyphallic Tyler. Mistaking Williams for Runyan, and U of Miss for U of Alabama... he really didn't deserve to win.
|by Anonymous||reply 322||July 17, 2021 2:30 AM
I'm sorry, but that Tyler gave me MAGA Nazi vibes. I'm glad he lost.
|by Anonymous||reply 323||July 17, 2021 2:33 AM
R323 He contributed to Bernie Sanders. In this decade, the military is anti-fascist.... apparently.
|by Anonymous||reply 324||July 17, 2021 2:35 AM
^ Where did you read that? Even still. there was a lot of conversion from Bernie to Trump and I say this as someone who is left leaning myself. I don't trust him or the military, especially since the generals big plan for dealing with fascism was to resign in mass, rather than crush it forcefully.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||July 17, 2021 2:41 AM
R323, He'd be perfect as Rolf in "The Sound of Music".
|by Anonymous||reply 326||July 17, 2021 3:14 AM
Go Josh! Impressive play.
Yeah, Tyler was really off tonight. Tennessee Williams wrote Guys and Dolls?!?!? Really? After doing so well on musicals a day or two ago?
Had no idea on Final.
After a week of George S., I find myself warming to him. He did a good job as host. Maybe I'll be less critical of him on GMA in the future.
|by Anonymous||reply 327||July 17, 2021 9:43 AM
I said, "Awww", when Tyler came in second place.
|by Anonymous||reply 328||July 17, 2021 9:55 AM
When Tyler bowed his head, there were definitely signs of a bald spot beginning to form.
|by Anonymous||reply 329||July 17, 2021 10:24 AM
R327, And how could someone so proficient in history not know that George Wallace was Governor of Alabama?
|by Anonymous||reply 330||July 17, 2021 10:26 AM
R330 It happens again and again on Jeopardy: A contestant comes out strong even brilliant in the first two or three appearances then stumbles badly in his/her final show. Given that a week's shows are all taped in a few hours, burnout's understandable.
|by Anonymous||reply 331||July 17, 2021 11:02 AM
And so are the categories. The ones in this episode were not Tyler's long suit. And Josh won honorably.
|by Anonymous||reply 332||July 17, 2021 12:31 PM
Yeah, I think it's definitely burnout. By the 3rd or 4th game, players start to get fatigued. That's why players who go on long runs are so remarkable.
|by Anonymous||reply 333||July 17, 2021 3:44 PM
George just gets one week? Hmph.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||July 17, 2021 3:44 PM
I agree. George is really good. I wouldn't mind another week of him.
|by Anonymous||reply 335||July 17, 2021 3:50 PM
Hmm, R328, I said "Awww" too, but Lois came in 2nd in the game I watched.
I hope Josh sticks around a bit, although I'd be interested in knowing if he's part of the 46.1% of Boise's voting block that isn't frightening.
|by Anonymous||reply 336||July 17, 2021 3:51 PM
On the plus side, Levar will only get one week, too.
Boise is the site of the state African-American Museum (as well as a Basque restaurant).
|by Anonymous||reply 337||July 17, 2021 5:36 PM
"On the plus side, Levar will only get one week, too."
|by Anonymous||reply 338||July 17, 2021 7:58 PM
Fatigue is definitely an issue, especially since each episode takes hours to tape.
|by Anonymous||reply 339||July 18, 2021 5:07 AM
We're talkin' more mental fatigue rather than physical.
|by Anonymous||reply 340||July 18, 2021 5:48 AM
I was on Password during the days of Allen Ludden. The producers told us to show up with seven days worth of clothes. When we got there, the wardrobe people went through the clothes and told us what we couldn't wear ( close checks or stripes, etc). Then to makeup. Indeed, the tapings were five shows in one day, although they changed the audience out after the third show, so that the reactions could be fresh. If you were fortunate enough to last five shows, by the end, mental fatigue was a real problem and the acuity was really hindered. It was very hot under the lights and, combined with the pressure of performing on television and hoping your partner was somewhat bright, it was taxing. Some of the celebrities ( Peggy Cass, Greg Morris, Elizabeth Montgomery) conversed with me during the commercials and put me at ease. Others totally ignored me and just spoke to Allen or the other celebrity as if I weren't there. Jeopardy is even more taxing, so I'm sure the contestants were very tired.
|by Anonymous||reply 341||July 18, 2021 1:19 PM
I’s expect a young marine officer to have more stamina.
|by Anonymous||reply 342||July 18, 2021 2:49 PM
R343 I'd expect a young marine officer to know that George Wallace was Governor of Alabama, not Mississippi. I was profoundly disappointed in you, young man!
|by Anonymous||reply 343||July 18, 2021 3:49 PM
I'm overcome with envy, R341!
|by Anonymous||reply 344||July 18, 2021 4:05 PM
[quote]I'd expect a young marine officer to know that George Wallace was Governor of Alabama, not Mississippi.
The two states are side by side and MANY people confuse them. Same with North and South Carolina. People easily confuse them too.
It's not like Wallace was governor of Alabama but he said Arizona instead.
|by Anonymous||reply 346||July 18, 2021 8:52 PM
Yeah, Wallace would be ancient history for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 347||July 18, 2021 9:41 PM
Wallace would be ancient history? You mean history? You mean a jeopardy champion doesn't need to know history? Ok....
|by Anonymous||reply 348||July 18, 2021 10:27 PM
Join the parade of folks who will never ever ever ever ever ever watch Jeopardy again if Levar Burton becomes the new host.
|by Anonymous||reply 349||July 19, 2021 12:02 AM
Again, it would be odd to offer him a contract before his week ends? Since they'll start taping almost immediately after, I'd say there's been secretive manouevres with either Ken (who can get around the white male thing), the EP (who could probably get around that as well if he really wants the job enough), or (female) Mayim. Buzzy I'd call a longshot, and while I liked his stint, Aaron's basically put of the running.
To be brutally honest, I'm willing to watch Levar's week to see if he's "all that"?
|by Anonymous||reply 350||July 19, 2021 12:48 PM
Well they should know history, but not every single detail, r348. Pretty sure we could catch you up on a few things from 60 years ago.Or do you know everything?
|by Anonymous||reply 351||July 19, 2021 2:37 PM
R351 A curiously useless comment and question. "Significant" facts from history are well within the realm of what a Jeopardy Champion should know. George Wallace ran for President in the most significant third party campaign in the last century (with the possible exception of Ross Perot). Integrating public education was one of the most visible initiatives of the great surge of civil rights - Wallace standing in front of the doors of U of A, blocking the entry of the Feds sent by Attorney General Robert Kennedy, was the visual image of the great conflict between federal government and states rights to end institutionalized segregation.
I don't think it's unreasonable to assert this is a pretty well known moment in recent American history.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||July 19, 2021 3:32 PM
You can know a lot about Wallace and still think he was from Mississippi.
|by Anonymous||reply 353||July 19, 2021 6:13 PM
R353, Not if you want to win on "Jeopardy!".
|by Anonymous||reply 354||July 19, 2021 6:30 PM
Watching Robin Roberts. She's not bad at all but Jenning and Bialik are the two to beat. I like all the contestants tonight. Looking forward to FJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 355||July 19, 2021 11:13 PM
I liked Robin, though not necessarily as a permanent host.
Josh is really telegraphing the gay to me; didn't notice the wedding ring last time.
I got Final, as well as knowing that the census falls under Commerce. They were going specifically for "brewpub" so felt she shouldn't have gotten credit there for near-misses.
|by Anonymous||reply 356||July 20, 2021 12:07 AM
Robin was OK; she sounds a bit like Cher, which is a plus. Allison is a ringer for Mary McDonnell.
My FJ guesses are too embarrassing to repeat. Good for smarty Josh. Is he wearing a wig?
|by Anonymous||reply 357||July 20, 2021 3:09 AM
I liked Robin.
Her outfit was fantastic!
|by Anonymous||reply 358||July 20, 2021 3:13 AM
R358, It looked like she was gift wrapped.
|by Anonymous||reply 359||July 20, 2021 3:54 AM
Robin was decent as a host. But her triple belt looked bizarre.
I knew Final was about the Hawaii island and some island in Alaska, but had no idea of the name of the Alaskan island.
|by Anonymous||reply 360||July 20, 2021 9:14 AM
I'd never even heard of the Alaskan island.
|by Anonymous||reply 361||July 20, 2021 11:23 AM
R361, I can see it from my house.
|by Anonymous||reply 362||July 20, 2021 12:32 PM
I got FJ, but the only reason I knew Kodiak Island is due to the fact that it's the only Alaskan island I know by name (other than Big and Little Diomede, which are small)
|by Anonymous||reply 363||July 20, 2021 1:10 PM
I always assumed Long Island was one of the largest U.S. islands, but after Hawaii and Kodiak comes Puerto Rico, then several other Alaskan islands I never heard of. Long Island is 11th.
|by Anonymous||reply 364||July 20, 2021 5:01 PM
The Yogi Bear category has to be the worst ever. Even the champ was rolling his eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 365||July 21, 2021 12:56 AM
The Milwaukee Bucks won the NBA finals tonight. Not sure when Jeopardy is airing on the West coast.
|by Anonymous||reply 366||July 21, 2021 5:02 AM
Yeah that Yogi Bear category was a flop.
|by Anonymous||reply 367||July 21, 2021 5:17 AM
Interesting that he has not mentioned a spouse yet?
I remember dreading those basketball playoffs pre-empting the show out west every summer.
|by Anonymous||reply 368||July 21, 2021 12:46 PM
I knew Final was Yalta, but thought there was some official name for it which I did not know. Turns out just Yalta was the correct answer.
|by Anonymous||reply 369||July 21, 2021 1:16 PM
Whoa, Robin! That outfit. . . .
FJ was easy. Glad that the Matt won — and that was a gutsy bid. I was quite over Josh.
|by Anonymous||reply 370||July 22, 2021 12:00 AM
Stephanopoulos only got a week and was great, why?
|by Anonymous||reply 371||July 22, 2021 12:13 AM
Last three weeks are 5 night hosting only.
Those stripes!!!!! Saying she's "into" the host role would be an understatement. She's owning it.
Final was easy. If you can't work in your spouse by now, Josh, you lost me, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 372||July 22, 2021 12:22 AM
When she announced the category I immediately answered “Haile Selassie” since he’s the only African monarch I could possibly name.
|by Anonymous||reply 373||July 22, 2021 1:15 AM
Elizabeth Deveareaux must get kidded about her name, no?
|by Anonymous||reply 374||July 22, 2021 1:50 AM
Was that Robin's Skittles dress?
|by Anonymous||reply 375||July 22, 2021 2:01 AM
Mom thought it was a winter sweater dress 😛😛
|by Anonymous||reply 376||July 22, 2021 2:16 AM
Easiest FJ in a long time. I never understand why most contestants don't wage it all on FJ.... probability almost always say that's the closest way to get to a win.
|by Anonymous||reply 377||July 22, 2021 2:29 AM
R376 Do you always watch with your mom? Or do you compare notes afterward in text, etc.?
|by Anonymous||reply 378||July 22, 2021 2:30 AM
I didn't know how to spell that FJ answer, not even close.
All three did well tonight.
|by Anonymous||reply 379||July 22, 2021 3:22 AM
[quote]I never understand why most contestants don't wage it all on FJ.... probability almost always say that's the closest way to get to a win.
Well, considering that it depends hugely on how much money the other players have, plus a few other variables including one's knowledge of the FJ category, that's a tremendously idiotic statement you made there.
|by Anonymous||reply 381||July 22, 2021 4:41 AM
I think someone with little chance of winning might play for second. It’s an extra $1000.
|by Anonymous||reply 382||July 22, 2021 5:13 AM
Thrilling game! Go Matt.
I knew Final instantly but would have spelled it wrong. Good thing spelling doesn't count (unless I spell another word by accident -- Berry vs Barry).
Robin sure is owning it as host. Those years of being GMA host has taught her to think on her feet.
This outfit! Behind the podium it looked pretty good. But when she was standing on the floor. Yikes!
|by Anonymous||reply 383||July 22, 2021 9:18 AM
I lived with my mother for a while last spring; it was great watching the show together. We talk a couple of times during the week, as well as the occasional email or text, sometimes show stuff comes up.
|by Anonymous||reply 384||July 22, 2021 9:32 AM
R381 Why so rude? R377 is just stating his opinion.
|by Anonymous||reply 385||July 22, 2021 1:57 PM
R385 Well, yes. The "calculus" of a wager made high enough to win if everyone gets the right answer in FJ, vs. low enough to leave enough $ to win if you get a wrong answer, is rarely successful. Other Jeopardy aficionados might know... how often does a winner emerge who got a wrong answer yet didn't wager enough to lose?
It's more a question of probability math than "strategy".... eh?
|by Anonymous||reply 386||July 22, 2021 3:17 PM
R385 and R386, the fact remains that R377 must be pretty dim if he "never understands" why "most contestants" don't wager all their money on Final Jeopardy, and if he really believes that "probability almost always say that's the closest way to get to a win." This person must not watch Jeopardy! very often if that's what he thinks, because there have been countless games that don't fit his scenario.
|by Anonymous||reply 387||July 22, 2021 10:15 PM
Tomorrow, the show will be put off here until the usual Saturday night repeat viewing slot due to the Olympic opening ceremonies.
Final seemed obvious to me. I'm not looking for sartorial splendor, but someone needs to dress the champ better before appearing on TV, seriously!
I knew the Ghan train was in Australia. Years ago, I listened to Twelve Caesars while putting together furniture. I knew about Icarus and Dadelus from watching the Mighty Hercules cartoons as a kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 388||July 23, 2021 12:09 AM
Loved Robins outfit tonight.
I knew FJ as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 389||July 23, 2021 1:25 AM
When does the new host, LeVar, appear?
|by Anonymous||reply 390||July 23, 2021 1:42 AM
Robin is 5'8" and, all legs in heels, looks way taller. I read "The Twelve Caesars" for college: it's very entertaining, not all all dry history. Josh has a really broad range of knowledge and is super fast to buzz in: will be tough to beat.
|by Anonymous||reply 392||July 23, 2021 3:10 AM
Thanks for the FJ shout-out, Rekha!
|by Anonymous||reply 394||July 23, 2021 5:38 AM
Winning over $40,000 two games in a row! Wow! Go Matt. He might be around for a while. Seems quite knowledgeable.
But his matter-of-fact delivery of his answers seems a bit off putting. I like it when contestants occasionally gives us some emotional response such as sweating over an answer or putting some excitement into learning their answer is correct. James Holzhauer had a similar matter-of-fact delivery, but he also showed some emotions.
Final was easy. Although The Exorcist was a good guess.
|by Anonymous||reply 395||July 23, 2021 9:40 AM
Hate how he says “what is” for people.
|by Anonymous||reply 396||July 23, 2021 10:57 AM
I find that odd, too, R396.
|by Anonymous||reply 397||July 23, 2021 12:18 PM
Yes, I’ve noticed that as well. It is strange.
|by Anonymous||reply 398||July 23, 2021 2:08 PM
Matt reminds me of David Lynch, maybe it's just his hair and his little grin.
|by Anonymous||reply 399||July 23, 2021 11:09 PM
Matt is formidable.
FJ was not easy, but it made total sense when you heard the correct question.
|by Anonymous||reply 400||July 23, 2021 11:57 PM
R399 - I was thinking a young Peter Coyote.
|by Anonymous||reply 401||July 24, 2021 1:42 AM
Friday's game was torturous to watch. Were the two new contestants given sedation?
|by Anonymous||reply 402||July 24, 2021 8:02 AM
Matt's still going strong! But he did seem a little off in that he missed several questions. Maybe it's just that he's tired in that the Friday show is the end of the taping day. He'll have a week off before coming back to tape more episodes.
Had no idea on Final, but figured it had to be a character by Austin or Bronte.
|by Anonymous||reply 403||July 24, 2021 9:13 AM
I thought Rochester at first, but realized (too late) that it was probably Darcy. They use Austen a lot in Jeopardy.
|by Anonymous||reply 404||July 24, 2021 2:59 PM
Just saw the episode here.
Indeed, the other two were not there. The guy reminded me of Ben Carson. Ugh! Not just using "what is" for people, but the champ's way of getting the right answer after a drawn-out delivery is annoying.
Speaking of annoying, the ad for Levar's week reminded me that his fans intimidated the producers. Dreading it, but ok...
I knew right away who they meant, but didn't get Darcy's name until the last minute.
|by Anonymous||reply 405||July 25, 2021 12:06 AM
Lol isn’t Mr Bennett the father?
Right book, wrong character
|by Anonymous||reply 406||July 25, 2021 12:11 AM
Of course it was Mr. Darcy.
|by Anonymous||reply 407||July 25, 2021 5:07 AM
Oops. LeVar's taping gets off to rough start. But, he'll get the job anyway ( in the name of diversity).
|by Anonymous||reply 408||July 25, 2021 3:27 PM
[quote] Being at home, it feels like a really relaxed half-hour, but it’s not relaxed at all,” he told the AP,
Is he a moron?
|by Anonymous||reply 409||July 25, 2021 3:41 PM
[quote] Burton also said he felt he’d be a natural fit if chosen for the hosting gig, as his previous work — “Roots,” “Star Trek,” “Reading Rainbow” — shared qualities with “Jeopardy!” in that they sought to provide viewers with more than mere entertainment.
Can’t argue with that logic.
|by Anonymous||reply 410||July 25, 2021 3:42 PM
Yes, taping Star Trek and Jeopardy are exactly the same. Absolutely no difference at all.
And you know, every time I watch Roots, I always get confusing thinking I'm watching Jeopardy, wondering why Kunta Kinte doesn't do a true Daily Double.
|by Anonymous||reply 411||July 25, 2021 10:59 PM
Thank you for the first laugh I’ve had all day r411!
|by Anonymous||reply 412||July 25, 2021 11:07 PM
He must have a whopping fanbase for them to shoehorn him in after the initial lineup was announced! (ugh)
|by Anonymous||reply 413||July 25, 2021 11:16 PM
[quote] He must have a whopping fanbase for them to shoehorn him in after the initial lineup was announced! (ugh)
And schedule his week during The Olympics, where the show will be pre-emptied in a many tv markets.
|by Anonymous||reply 414||July 26, 2021 12:13 AM
Reminder to people living in areas where Jeopardy may be preempted by the Olympics:
Each day's Jeopardy game is uploaded to YouTube late that night. The episode is commercial free and only lasts 19 minutes. However, it only stays up for a few days, so be sure to watch right away.
|by Anonymous||reply 415||July 26, 2021 12:45 AM
Thank you for the reminder, r415
|by Anonymous||reply 416||July 26, 2021 2:37 AM
I know r408 was being funny, or snide, mentioning “in the name of diversity,” but I don’t see why this is a matter of diversity, since several game shows are hosted by black performers, including $100,000 pyramid, family feud, to tell the truth, let’s make a deal... Have I missed any?
|by Anonymous||reply 417||July 26, 2021 5:18 AM
Looks like Aaron will not be the new permanent host.
From the New York Post . . .
"Aaron Rodgers may remain a Packer after all.
The star quarterback “has indicated to people close to him that he does plan to play for GB this season,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Monday, and the “expectation” is that will happen.
Rodgers, 37, originally informed members of the organization that he wanted out in April, and the relationship was thought to be strained beyond repair. Rodgers skipped both mandatory minicamp and OTAs."
|by Anonymous||reply 418||July 26, 2021 7:26 PM
He could probably do both.
|by Anonymous||reply 419||July 26, 2021 8:26 PM
Buzzy, Buzzy, Buzzy!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 420||July 26, 2021 8:57 PM
Wow is all I can say.
Worst episode ever!!! Levar was awful and the contestants were even worse.
|by Anonymous||reply 421||July 26, 2021 9:34 PM
Twitter has already christened Burton as the new host.
I haven't watched it yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 422||July 26, 2021 11:42 PM
My mom sent me an email saying simply "horrible game" as soon as it was over. Must agree.
They didn't know Sic Semper Tyrannus nor Olympia Dukakis?
|by Anonymous||reply 423||July 27, 2021 12:07 AM
Levar was so bad he was affecting the players. The middle guy had to have set a record for incompetency on Jeopardy. Even Thelma Harper did better.
|by Anonymous||reply 424||July 27, 2021 12:27 AM
Who knew Cher and Michael Dukakis were cousins?
|by Anonymous||reply 425||July 27, 2021 12:28 AM
Eh, he wasn’t all that bad.
Hated that he would say they were correct and seemed super surprised about it 🤨🤨
They’re not little kids, Levar. Don’t have to over-praise.
|by Anonymous||reply 426||July 27, 2021 12:29 AM
R422, There hasn't been a debut that catastrophic since New Coke.
|by Anonymous||reply 427||July 27, 2021 12:31 AM
He was frenetic and awkward as hell. But of course his minions on Twitter thought he was wonderful and they’ll refuse to watch Jeopardy if he isn’t chosen.
I guarantee most of these twits don’t even watch Jeopardy regularly. Jeopardy had better not give in to this nonsense or I’m done with the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 428||July 27, 2021 12:35 AM
I can't find Jeopardy due to the Olympics but I think I have been spared from seeing this disaster.
|by Anonymous||reply 429||July 27, 2021 12:39 AM
Are his Twitter minions more white SJW or militant black? Sorry to address the elephant in the room, but it is what it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 430||July 27, 2021 1:03 AM
As. For. This. Week's. Host. His. Phrasing. Is. Too. Distinct.
It became really irritating after a while.
I also didn't like that sometimes when the female contestant answered correctly, LeVar would shout out [bold]"YES!"[/bold] in such a manner, I half expected her to look startled.
The best I could say is that I liked him better than Dr. Oz.
As for that knucklehead in the middle: initially I found him attractive - until he demonstrated what a complete idiot he is.
He shouldn't have gotten even that $1K consolation prize.
All he deserved was the old home version of the Jeopardy game.
|by Anonymous||reply 431||July 27, 2021 2:57 AM
OMG! Worst game ever!
I agree, LeVar was so bad, he was affecting the contestants' performance.
Starting with the Noreaga debacle, it just felt like LeVar lost control of the game. He read the questions weirdly, often emphasizing the wrong words. And then his excitement over ruling YES or WRONG was so off putting.
I suspect LeVar was just trying so hard to be good that he couldn't relax and be himself. He pressured Jeopardy into giving him a chance as host, so now he had to prove he was worthy of that. The pressure on him must have been immense, so he was nervous and it affected his performance.
I suspect he will improve as the week goes on. I know he's capable of doing better. Don't get me wrong, I'm NOT one of the Levar fanboys, I'm still rooting for Mike or Buzzy or Mayim to be permanent host. But I also know how nerves can affect you.
As for Final, it was super easy.
|by Anonymous||reply 432||July 27, 2021 8:36 AM
"I know [R408] was being funny, or snide, mentioning “in the name of diversity,” but I don’t see why this is a matter of diversity, since several game shows are hosted by black performers, including $100,000 pyramid, family feud, to tell the truth, let’s make a deal... Have I missed any?"
We don't want to suffer the wrath of the social media SJWs who will be blanketing all outlets, accusing us of being racist if he doesn't get the job.
|by Anonymous||reply 433||July 27, 2021 9:50 AM
Mayim may have been good during her week but I guarantee you she will become off-putting within a year, tops.
|by Anonymous||reply 434||July 27, 2021 10:14 AM
Burton's inexperience came off as condescension. Also, has he had work done?
|by Anonymous||reply 435||July 27, 2021 12:09 PM
Does a pierced ear count?
|by Anonymous||reply 436||July 27, 2021 12:28 PM
Count for what? Comes off as what a former colleague would have called "streetsy" to me (affected).
|by Anonymous||reply 437||July 27, 2021 12:34 PM
I think he looked rather charming. Kinda like a young, black Alex. I like the timbre of Levar's voice, but he was nervous. He also had duds as contestants. Let's give him a few days to figure it out.
|by Anonymous||reply 438||July 27, 2021 12:38 PM
R436 was answering the question posed by R345.
|by Anonymous||reply 439||July 27, 2021 12:38 PM
R436 was answering the question posed by r435
|by Anonymous||reply 440||July 27, 2021 4:17 PM
I didn’t like the earring, either.
Looks ridiculous for an older man to sport it.
|by Anonymous||reply 441||July 27, 2021 7:22 PM
A small earring OK, but that one was just all wrong, esp auditioning for Jeopardy slot.
|by Anonymous||reply 442||July 27, 2021 8:09 PM
This social media push to name Levar Burton permanent Jeopardy! host is reminiscent of a similar one a few years back to have ancient Betty White host SNL, and it was successful.
|by Anonymous||reply 443||July 27, 2021 8:53 PM
It's possible the whole "auditioning" thing is just stories to stoke interest in what would otherwise be viewed as a revolving door of substitute teachers. The replacement for Alex was probably chosen a long time ago. Many of these auditionees have careers and lives they would not trade for a job hosting a game show. Enjoy the fantasy in the meantime.
|by Anonymous||reply 444||July 27, 2021 9:13 PM
I'm sticking with Ken, Buzzy, and Mayim as the contenders. Levar would have needed a stunning breakout for an offer; last night wasn't it.
|by Anonymous||reply 445||July 27, 2021 9:16 PM
Yes, last night was a new record setting low score.
|by Anonymous||reply 446||July 27, 2021 10:19 PM
Matt looks like Stan Laurel
|by Anonymous||reply 448||July 27, 2021 11:00 PM
Ugh. Haven’t watched Monday’s show yet, but after 15 minutes of tonight — NO. Just NO. If LeVar is the new host, they’ve lost me. His delivery is dreadful.
|by Anonymous||reply 449||July 27, 2021 11:44 PM
He actually did a bit [italic]better[/italic] with his delivery tonight, R449! Decided that if it's really a dream of his I can live with three more nights, and that's the end of him!
Suited champ looked like a grownup rather than someone who escaped from his father's hoarder basement. Barb is a friend and colleague of a family member, so have been waiting for her appearance since this was taped. Against such a champ she gave it the best one could. The other guy, I'm afraid, wasn't much. Had no idea for final.
|by Anonymous||reply 450||July 28, 2021 12:06 AM
Is Levar Burton a terrible guest host?
|by Anonymous||reply 451||July 28, 2021 1:21 AM
R450, I was rooting for Barb since she's from the city where I live, Beverly, MA.
|by Anonymous||reply 452||July 28, 2021 1:23 AM
The champ kind of reminds me of a young Isaac Mizrahi 😯😛
|by Anonymous||reply 453||July 28, 2021 1:44 AM
I think the choice has been Ken from the start, but they had to stall with guest hosts for the rest of the season until Ken is fully available.
Don't they start filming for the next season soon?
|by Anonymous||reply 454||July 28, 2021 2:07 AM
Ken is awful, with his smirking and Mormon smugness. Mayim FTW.
|by Anonymous||reply 455||July 28, 2021 2:13 AM
Actually, R455, I agree with you. The job should be Mayim's if she wants it. I just have a feeling it'll be Ken.
I think that Mayim, Buzzy, Ken, and Anderson Cooper have been the best hosts.
|by Anonymous||reply 456||July 28, 2021 2:19 AM
I’m fully Team Mayim. I thought that she has done the best job of all the guest hosts thus far.
|by Anonymous||reply 457||July 28, 2021 2:27 AM
Some tough questions and sharp contestants tonight. The guy who presented one of the Minnesota clues was quite fetching: news anchor Kris Laudien.
Burton's trying way too hard; hope he can dial it down soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 458||July 28, 2021 3:28 AM
The problem with LeVar is that he has developed this very clipped, overly precise manner of speaking which causes him to oddly emphasize certain words as he is speaking. I don’t remember that from any of his acting gigs. It is bizarre and annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 459||July 28, 2021 3:34 AM
Much better game than last night. Good play tonight. I also really liked Barb. She gave Matt a good run for his money.
LeVar was much improved as well. But then, after Monday's debut, he had no where to go but up. I suspect the producers had a long chat with him before this taping, trying to give him pointers. Wonder how long they delayed the taping of this second game while they had that talk.
That said, he's still trying too hard. Way too hard! I feel like he was treating the contestants like 7 year olds. His enthusiasm at them giving correct answers was so annoying. YES! THAT'S RIGHT! CORRECT! Felt like he was channeling Al Franken's Saturday Night Live character of Stuart Smalley.
He did a better job with reading the questions tonight, but really over enunciates every word. Again, felt like he was reading the questions to 7 year olds. Too many years of hosting Reading Rainbow I suppose.
LeVar was especially poor with the contestant chat segment. Clearly can't do small talk. Or maybe his nerves were getting to him.
I'd say LeVar is going to win the award for the WORST of the guest hosts since Alex's death. Thank goodness he's only doing one week, not two!
I guessed a griffin for Final. My second guess would have been a Pegasus since it could fly and get closer to the sun which turns out to have been closer to the correct answer than the griffin.
|by Anonymous||reply 460||July 28, 2021 9:33 AM
Had no idea of FJ. But agree that LB is just plain bad. No way he could improve enough to get the job.
|by Anonymous||reply 461||July 28, 2021 12:08 PM
I think Matt, the champion, is growing on me. At first, he was pretty stoic and dull. But, he is relaxing and smiling now. I love his brown curls. I haven't felt this way since James Holzhauer came onboard.
|by Anonymous||reply 462||July 28, 2021 12:25 PM
I had Pegasus in mind, but that’s an individual character, not a fictional species.
|by Anonymous||reply 463||July 28, 2021 4:16 PM
And Matt seems like a good guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 464||July 28, 2021 8:43 PM
So far, Matt has been described as a young Isaac Mizrah, a young Charles Grodin, and Stan Laurel!
|by Anonymous||reply 465||July 28, 2021 9:57 PM
LB is so slow on his responses (Right! Correct!) He waits too long after the judges feed him the results. Plus he's just too excited and loud. I thought he'd get better with time and maybe he will.
|by Anonymous||reply 466||July 28, 2021 11:21 PM
Watching Burton's episode #3. I haven't yet watched 1 or 2, but if they're worse I'll be disappointed if he gets the job.
His delivery is choppy and he responds to the contestants like he probably did to kids during Reading Rainbow. YES! CORRECT!
|by Anonymous||reply 467||July 28, 2021 11:21 PM
Matt is seriously making me feel warm all over. Especially, when he keeps winning big bucks.
|by Anonymous||reply 468||July 28, 2021 11:36 PM
"Matt is getting his PhD with a focus in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. He is interested in data-driven decision making and always looking for challenging problems to solve. In his professional experience he has built predictive models for massive data sets in fields such as social media networking, natural language processing, geospatial routing, cybersecurity, and computational advertising. In his free time, he does the same for baseball data."
|by Anonymous||reply 469||July 28, 2021 11:38 PM
Who is the next host? When will we be over these auditions. I just want to get back to the game and not critiquing the hosts.
|by Anonymous||reply 470||July 28, 2021 11:47 PM
He's actually getting slightly better, R467. First night was far worse than this.
R470 - two more guest host weeks. Presumably, they'll announce it right after the very last show?
|by Anonymous||reply 471||July 29, 2021 12:04 AM
Got Final, though know little about Shakespeare. Knew Ephesus as well. Saya seemed cool, Amanda not so much. Is it official that Matt is "on the spectrum"?
(earlier posted in error at other thread)
|by Anonymous||reply 472||July 29, 2021 12:06 AM
R465 - and also David Lynch and a young Peter Coyote.
|by Anonymous||reply 473||July 29, 2021 12:22 AM
The suit jacket over a polo shirt is a horrible look. LeVar Burton's bug-eyed intensity is offputting. Matt's winning streak will draw bigger ratings which Burton's fans will give him credit for.
|by Anonymous||reply 474||July 29, 2021 12:33 AM
Is Levar improving? YES!
Is he still the worst guest host yet? CORRECT!!
We only have to endure Levar for two more days? THAT'S RIGHT!!!
Matt's winning streak is the only thing making this week tolerable. I think we may have another Jeopardy James on our hands. $194,000 after just six days. Wow!
Had no idea on Final. I never studied Shakespeare much.
|by Anonymous||reply 475||July 29, 2021 9:58 AM
R475, I guessed at FJ and was correct. One of their writers has a hard on for The Tempest and it surfaces often.
Other faves of the writing staff, Robert Frost and Jack Kerouac.
|by Anonymous||reply 476||July 29, 2021 11:03 AM
I know very little about a Shakespeare specifically either, but I did realize that the Tempest takes place on Bermuda largely, so figured this was the only play to involve a boat trip.
|by Anonymous||reply 477||July 29, 2021 11:11 AM
Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell
Hark! Now I hear them – Ding-dong, bell.
|by Anonymous||reply 479||July 29, 2021 4:14 PM
Yikes!! Talk about a steamroller. It’s as if Matt was the only contestant playing.
|by Anonymous||reply 480||July 29, 2021 11:52 PM
Depressing! I did know John Tyler as the answer, which all three flubbed. Got Final from geography knowledge first, realizing "Oh, yeah, Carthage!" afterwards.
Having to take back a call like that was cringe-worthy. Frankly, he's dented whatever reputation he had; a legend in his own mind for declaring himself an obvious fit for the job.
|by Anonymous||reply 481||July 30, 2021 12:06 AM
How many people haven’t advanced to FJ lately? It seems like a lot.
At least young Isaac can start spending his money now. 😛😛
|by Anonymous||reply 482||July 30, 2021 12:31 AM
One of the most embarrassing moments in Jeopardy history. Couldn't they have edited it out?
|by Anonymous||reply 483||July 30, 2021 2:45 AM
Is it me or does it seem like Levar is on cocaine?
|by Anonymous||reply 484||July 30, 2021 3:03 AM
I guess the producers want people to see his screw-ups so that they can see he ain’t all that.
He is definitely not ready for prime time and should NOT be permanent Jeopardy host.
Unfortunately it’s looking like it’s going to be smug Jennings as permanent host. Too bad.
Anybody but that annoyance and full-of-herself Bialik.
|by Anonymous||reply 485||July 30, 2021 3:09 AM
I find it incredibly annoying that Matt says "What is...." to begin all of his answers, even when he obviously be saying "Who is...."
I too am amazed that Burton's THREE screwups in this game weren't edited about, especially the worst one, which was a complete embarrassment.
|by Anonymous||reply 486||July 30, 2021 3:41 AM
I'm not sure my misspelling of Cartagena would have got by. Matt is so good at so many diverse subjects that it's a surprise when he doesn't know something, like Sgt. Pepper's...
I think Ken, Buzzy, and Savannah are the tops so far.
|by Anonymous||reply 487||July 30, 2021 3:51 AM
Matt’s played four games in a row. He’s no doubt a bit tired.
|by Anonymous||reply 488||July 30, 2021 5:20 AM
R483, Wouldn't that have been Mike Richards' call?
|by Anonymous||reply 489||July 30, 2021 5:40 AM
If I were Bryan, I would have been ashamed to take the $1,000 after that pitiful performance.
Levar's fourth day was obviously his worst and that ain't good.
Sad, but not surprising, that no one could identify Peter Sellers.
|by Anonymous||reply 490||July 30, 2021 5:48 AM
Wow! Steamroller Matt! YES!
Felt sorry for Bryan. He didn't have a chance. CORRECT!
Levar is actually improving as host. Seems a bit more comfortable in the role here on day four. But the screw-ups. Yikes! I agree, they didn't edit them out to show how much Levar is NOT a fit for this job of host. THAT'S RIGHT!
Stunned no one knew Peter Sellers. However, I couldn't place the Sgt Pepper lyrics and I'm a huge Beatles fan. Go figure.
I guessed Bogota for Final. I know nothing about Colombian geography. Only other city in Colombia I could even name was Medelin
|by Anonymous||reply 491||July 30, 2021 9:42 AM
I didn't know Peter Sellers either.
|by Anonymous||reply 492||July 30, 2021 12:08 PM
R492, Given that he's been dead for 40 years and that he appeared in disguise for many of his screen roles, I was not surprised.
|by Anonymous||reply 493||July 30, 2021 12:27 PM
Sellers hasn't been in the public eye for years. Being dead will do that for you. And Matt is young!
|by Anonymous||reply 494||July 30, 2021 4:12 PM
[quote] I couldn't place the Sgt Pepper lyrics and I'm a huge Beatles fan. Go figure.
Same here. I knew I recognized them, but he said them before I could name them.
Even worse for me, I should have gotten "Italian" in front of "greyhound" and "parsley." It's one of my favorite dogs, and the only kind of parsley I buy.
|by Anonymous||reply 495||July 30, 2021 4:21 PM
Guessed "patent" correctly, and knew Madame Bandarnaike was Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. No idea of Final.
I know some of you love seeing Matt rack up the bucks, but it's just grim for me. (gay) Andrew would've stood a chance against a different incumbent I think.
If they signed Levar before seeing this week's shows, the producers deserve what they get.
|by Anonymous||reply 496||July 31, 2021 12:01 AM
Thank goodness that LeVar is done. Dreadful host.
FJ was challenging. In going over the comedy routine every one of those words sounded right. I got “where” correct.
Matt’s strategy of going for the high value answers looking for the Double Jeopardy at the outset gives him an advantage over the two newbies who haven’t yet mastered the buzzer. It overwhelms a number of competitors.
It also helps that he has an extremely broad base of knowledge.
|by Anonymous||reply 497||July 31, 2021 12:02 AM
So when will LeVar be offered the contract? Don't want to appear racist.
|by Anonymous||reply 498||July 31, 2021 12:35 AM
I guessed FJ only because (I'm embarrassed to say) I've seen most of A&C's films and I remember that dumb Who's On First routine from when I was a kid.
As for LeVar - OMG that long, [bold]long[/bold] pause before he finally ruled on one of the responses was nothing less than jaw-dropping.
For a moment I thought he had a seizure and paramedics were going to rush in.
I never thought I'd say this, but there now is a worse host than Dr. Oz.
My personal top 3 so far: Hot Mike, sartorially-challenged Mayim and Robin.
|by Anonymous||reply 499||July 31, 2021 1:21 AM
I will never watch Jeopardy again if they make Ken Jennings the host.
|by Anonymous||reply 500||July 31, 2021 1:34 AM
Ken Jennings is repulsive, especially his smug smile. I am out too if they make this magic-underwear guy the host.
|by Anonymous||reply 501||July 31, 2021 1:52 AM
Who can forget Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick in "The Days of the Odd Couple"?
Thanks for the guffaw, gurl.
|by Anonymous||reply 502||July 31, 2021 2:34 AM
FJ was too hard for me, but the correct answer is worthy of Abbott and Costello.
What are When and Where?
|by Anonymous||reply 504||July 31, 2021 4:55 AM
Friday was Levar's best night of the week. But I sure am glad that misery is over.
I instantly knew the Daily Double was a patent. But then, I watch Shark Tank where they talk about patents all the time.
Amusing a self-professed movie buff didn't know Days of Wine and Roses. But it did come out back in 1962, before she was born.
I knew Final was Where and When, but had to stop to think it out.
|by Anonymous||reply 505||July 31, 2021 7:42 AM
The Odd Couple has to rank with one of the funniest responses ever. As far as being before her time, that could apply to most of the answers.
|by Anonymous||reply 506||July 31, 2021 12:03 PM
MSNBC loved LeVar. He'll get the job.
|by Anonymous||reply 507||July 31, 2021 12:28 PM
[quote]LeVar Burton‘s hard-fought Jeopardy! guest hosting stint got off to a terrifying start Monday
That article at R508 is almost as big a mess as Burton's performance. What does "hard-fought" mean in this context?
If Burton does get the job after his poor performance, for whatever reason, it will be embarrassing because -- aside from everything else -- he has been SO vocal in expressing how VERY, VERY MUCH he wants the job. It will look like they gave it to him just to keep him from being equally vocal about his sadness and disappointment at not getting the gig.
I can buy nervousness as a partial cause of his bad performance, but the thing is, I'm sure ALL of those other guest hosts were nervous about hosting a game show for the first time -- especially those who have no background in hosting any kind of TV show, as compared to Burton, who does. If he gets the job (perish the thought), I'm sure he would improve at least somewhat as he continued in it, but why give him that consideration when ALL of the other guest hosts did a far better job right out of the gate?
|by Anonymous||reply 509||July 31, 2021 1:18 PM
There's 2 more weeks of guest hosts:
David Faber, Co-host of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street”: Show Air Dates: August 2, 2021 - August 6, 2021
Joe Buck, Fox Sportscaster: Show Air Dates: August 9, 2021 - August 13, 2021
|by Anonymous||reply 510||July 31, 2021 1:19 PM
[quote] MSNBC loved LeVar.
D'uh - of course!
|by Anonymous||reply 511||July 31, 2021 1:39 PM
Joe Buck?? Always wondered what happened to him after Ratso died. Is he still 'scorting?
|by Anonymous||reply 512||July 31, 2021 3:10 PM
If Levar Burton is chosen to be the permanent host after delivering those five inept performances, that would be an insult to Alex Trebek's memory.
|by Anonymous||reply 513||July 31, 2021 5:39 PM
It was jarring listening to him. He would screech out the “correct” and “yes”. I know he wanted to be enthusiastic and positive but it came across as if he was giving affirmation to a toddler. Plus ultimately it sounded condescending.
It seemed the contestants could see it as well. I saw several times where they were looking at him like “dude, seriously?”
That TVLine article was after his Monday show. The poll had him near the bottom scoring his first show but then somehow the other poll had him first in who should host permanently. It didn’t make sense.
Well, I sincerely hope he doesn’t get it. If he does, Jeopardy might not be must-see-tv for me any longer. ☹️
|by Anonymous||reply 514||July 31, 2021 5:40 PM
[quote] The poll had him near the bottom scoring his first show but then somehow the other poll had him first in who should host permanently. It didn’t make sense.
Agreed, except when you consider that nearly 80 percent of the people didn’t want him — but, they couldn’t agree on who the permanent host should be. Many a hated politician has slithered into office because their opposition is so fractured. I doubt that is how it will work out here. They’ve already signaled that it won’t be him by keeping his errors in the shows that aired.
|by Anonymous||reply 515||July 31, 2021 5:54 PM
Your last sentence gives me hope, R515.
|by Anonymous||reply 516||July 31, 2021 6:06 PM
He'll get the job because he's.... well, you know.............
|by Anonymous||reply 517||July 31, 2021 6:14 PM
I finally had a chance to catch up on past week shows by watching clips and shows on Youtube. My favorite was Mayim and Ken. Don't get the love at all for Aaron. Mike Richards was great. Didn't see Oz, Guthrie, or Roberts. Levar isn't as bad as people are saying. I honestly wouldn't mind if he got selected.
|by Anonymous||reply 518||July 31, 2021 6:21 PM
Roberts was really good, R518, I might call her the best. Aaron exceeded expectations; I felt he bonded well with the contestants.
Seems like Buzzy may be a bit of a surprise as a sort of "ranked choice voting" second who works for most?
|by Anonymous||reply 519||July 31, 2021 7:30 PM
R518, Quite possibly, the most out of touch DL poster in the site's history.
|by Anonymous||reply 521||July 31, 2021 9:26 PM
Part 24 has been created. See link.
|by Anonymous||reply 522||August 1, 2021 2:29 AM
[quote][R518], Quite possibly, the most out of touch DL poster in the site's history.
R521 Why? Because he thinks for himself and voices an alternate opinion to the rest of us?
|by Anonymous||reply 524||August 1, 2021 7:40 AM
Faber did well — certainly better than LeVar.
Got FJ, which was easy only if you picked up on the clue that the businessman had been born in Walldorf in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.
|by Anonymous||reply 525||August 3, 2021 12:01 AM
So... you miss Levar already? Yeah right, me too! Farber's fine for one week.
Got Final, probably as a Hilton elite. Other guy, I'm afraid, was a complete dud. Cowed by what his kids think of him like that? Dykey lady must have loved that top hat!
I understand some of you are into Matt's raking in the bucks, but hope you can see how day after day of blowouts is tiring for many of us.
|by Anonymous||reply 526||August 3, 2021 12:02 AM
The guy in the middle reminded me of Jake Tapper! The glasses, the hair and the build. No idea who David Farber is but he did an admirable job. I'm going to assume we're down to Jennings, Bialik, or Richards for the win...at least for a one year contract.
|by Anonymous||reply 527||August 3, 2021 12:08 AM
The long parade of guest hosts has been interminable. Burton will get the job, even if he wasn't the best qualified. His own words will be the sole factor for his selection:
Esquire: "To have a person of color or a marginalized person standing behind that podium is good for America. It means something. It's a milestone marker on this journey toward wholeness that the great American experiment is supposed to be about."
|by Anonymous||reply 528||August 3, 2021 3:31 AM
I guess the hosts of $100,000 Pyramid, To Tell the Truth, Let's Make a Deal and Family Feud don't count...
|by Anonymous||reply 530||August 3, 2021 7:38 AM
David Faber did well. I never heard of him before, but he seemed calm in front of the camera and in control of the game. Very refreshing after last week.
So, Levar is still campaigning for the job, as R528's quote indicates? Please! Did Levar not watch his episodes? Give it to Robin Roberts is they want a person of color and a marginalized person. She checks many boxes -- female, African American, lesbian, cancer survivor.
Had no idea on Final.
|by Anonymous||reply 531||August 3, 2021 8:24 AM
Mayim nailed Alex's ability to comment on questions "I got that one (wink wink)" at Hadassah as an answer, etc. Overall, I'd say Robin has been my favorite - she could handle anything from a group of sharecroppers to a society matron tea.
Is the quote above Levar himself, or an Esquire writer's view? Can't be certain from the way its pasted.
|by Anonymous||reply 532||August 3, 2021 12:51 PM
From LeVar ; it appeared in Esquire.
|by Anonymous||reply 533||August 3, 2021 1:00 PM
Her series was renewed. She's out.
|by Anonymous||reply 535||August 3, 2021 7:48 PM
Matt did it again! The guy is unstoppable...
|by Anonymous||reply 536||August 3, 2021 11:34 PM
I was really hoping Christina might beat him! Surprised they didn't know the term no-load?
Didn't bring a hat with me to the Budapest Synogogue on a trip a few years back, so yours truly had to wear a disposable yarmulke!
|by Anonymous||reply 537||August 4, 2021 12:35 AM
Good game. Most competition Matt has had yet. Was stunned it bet it all on the Daily Double in the second round. Gutsy move.
Liking David Faber more and more. Comes off as what you typically think of in a game show host.
I guessed Philippines for Final.
|by Anonymous||reply 538||August 4, 2021 7:34 AM
Knew final immediately. Ones I got they all missed: Laurentians, Star Chamber, and paw. He benefited greatly from another pair of sad opponents I'm afraid.
|by Anonymous||reply 539||August 5, 2021 12:05 AM
R539 I thought the questions were challenging tonight. Weird that Chekov would get his own category.
|by Anonymous||reply 540||August 5, 2021 12:16 AM
Kevin was nerdy cute, and his anecdote during the chats was genuinely funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 541||August 5, 2021 4:24 AM
Thought for a moment or two that both competitors would crap out with negative balances. Has it ever happened that the winner was the only one standing for FJ?
|by Anonymous||reply 542||August 5, 2021 11:23 AM
R542 Yes, it's happened, see link below. I seem to remember seing a video on a show when all three contestants were in negative numbers and Alex was left alone on the stage for FJ!
|by Anonymous||reply 543||August 5, 2021 3:47 PM
So Vulture reports that Mike Rogers is the front-runner for the permanent host! Fine by me!!
|by Anonymous||reply 544||August 5, 2021 7:06 PM
Aren't we done with this thread? Jeopardy 24 is out there and I'm too lazy to flip back and forth between the two!
|by Anonymous||reply 545||August 5, 2021 11:34 PM
No, because 24 was started way too early.
That bird looked like a wren? [italic] Seriously?[/italic]
Gay challenger seemed like he'd be quite popular at Datalounge.
|by Anonymous||reply 546||August 6, 2021 12:02 AM
I did badly, guessed New Jersey for Whitman and Rushmore for FJ. Couldn't even remember "Pat the Bunny". Faber is pretty much flawless.
|by Anonymous||reply 547||August 6, 2021 3:28 AM
Faber is doing a great job. Seems to have slipped into guest host role nicely. I would have no objection to him being permanent host. But Mike is still my favorite.
|by Anonymous||reply 548||August 6, 2021 9:31 AM
I guessed NJ too. Think WW spent a lot of time there.
|by Anonymous||reply 549||August 6, 2021 11:57 AM
I thought NJ as well since he's so closely associated with Camden.
|by Anonymous||reply 550||August 6, 2021 1:47 PM
Who's the guy that took over on Monday? Looked like Max Headroom.
|by Anonymous||reply 551||August 10, 2021 12:21 PM
R551 Joe Buck, hair transplant addict.
|by Anonymous||reply 552||August 10, 2021 12:27 PM
He's a sportscaster not a political talking head.
|by Anonymous||reply 554||August 10, 2021 3:49 PM
I think that Joe Buck is in love with his partner in the broadcasting booth, Troy Aikman.
|by Anonymous||reply 555||August 10, 2021 4:32 PM
He fawned over Matt so much I was sure he was going to ask him for a date.
|by Anonymous||reply 556||August 10, 2021 5:34 PM
Three nice, smart contestants, but it was still a runaway for Matt. I guessed Egypt for FJ--that was hard.
|by Anonymous||reply 558||August 12, 2021 3:07 AM
I think that is at least the second time Matt has crossed off the correct Answer and wrote in the wrong one
|by Anonymous||reply 559||August 12, 2021 4:27 AM
The flag thing messed it up as Ethiopia was colonized briefly by Italy; so, wasn't the correct answer Liberia, although they flag didn't match the clue?
|by Anonymous||reply 560||August 12, 2021 11:45 AM