Jeopardy #26 is paywalled and I keep wanting to say that current champion Andrew He looks like a troll doll. You have use your imagination a bit with the hair, but when he's smiling during the introductions or beaming after a win, he reminds me of a troll doll, especially around the cheeks.
Jeopardy! #27 Season 38 Continues
|by Anonymous||reply 387||January 29, 2022 12:16 AM|
“Did we ever miss a fucking bullet with missy Rodgers?”
|by Anonymous||reply 1||November 16, 2021 8:00 PM|
Would've loved to have seen that, R1!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||November 16, 2021 11:11 PM|
If Helen Keller were on Jupiter, and Amy was buried at the center of the earth, Helen could still see that Amy is trans.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||November 20, 2021 3:28 AM|
What is a Dory? 😂
|by Anonymous||reply 4||November 24, 2021 2:46 AM|
Amy's now tied for 8th in number of consecutive games won and 5th in regular season winnings. I'd love to see her continue her winning streak.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||December 5, 2021 8:29 AM|
I'm glad to see he lost. These "unbeatable" winners make the games boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||December 7, 2021 12:27 AM|
You mean Andrew He, R6?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||December 7, 2021 1:10 AM|
I posted this on the previous thread without realizing it was already paywalled...
[quote]I follow Buzzy Cohen on Twitter and saw that he had retweeted something Amy posted that seemed interesting. I couldn't find the thread when I went back to read it later, but I was successful when I searched "Amy Schneider Edibles." 🌿🥴
|by Anonymous||reply 8||December 7, 2021 4:52 AM|
[quote]She also posted a pic of the (not-a-Care-Bear) Outdoors Bear her mom made.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||December 7, 2021 4:55 AM|
Professor Sam looked like Steve Martin if he'd had his head stuck in a vise long enough to squish it in. I giggled when he requested a clue from the King Tut's Tomb category.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||December 9, 2021 5:35 AM|
From the paywalled Part 26 thread:
“Yes, LDS as in Mormon
All I could think of was Yangtze, though I knew it wasn't likely.”
No, not likely since the category is EUROPEAN RIVERS! 🙄🤦🏻♀️
|by Anonymous||reply 11||December 29, 2021 2:15 PM|
Sorry that I didn't catch the European part - apologies.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||December 30, 2021 10:41 PM|
I turned it off last night when the outcome was — as it has been for most of the last three weeks — inevitable. I’ll tune back in when Amy is gone. With any luck that’ll be soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||December 31, 2021 12:15 AM|
I love seeing her triumph without breaking a sweat.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||December 31, 2021 1:52 AM|
Getting a perfect SAT score is as impressive as, if less lucrative than, winning 22 Jeopardy games.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||December 31, 2021 4:05 AM|
OK it's time for Amy to lose. I don't mind her personality but I'm sick of so many dominant winners. We need a period of chaos
|by Anonymous||reply 16||December 31, 2021 9:14 AM|
This near back-to-back of Matt and Amy (ad nauseum) is freakish.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||December 31, 2021 1:24 PM|
Ran across my scrawled notes from last night on questions they whiffed, but I knew: Harris tweed, Borges, and (the photo of) Donna Brazile.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||December 31, 2021 2:28 PM|
Yes, a perfect SAT confirms it. She's a freak. So I was really surprised she missed Borges.
I am definitely impressed. My only criticism of her is the little smirk of "oh I got FJ right, but I am going to pretend like I didn't..."
|by Anonymous||reply 19||December 31, 2021 6:30 PM|
Yes, the 1600 SAT score was impressive. But Amy also said she was a slacker and didn't work very hard in school, suggesting school wasn't challenging her.
I was stunned no one knew Donna Brazille's photo too.
I knew Final likely was connected to an explorer of Antarctica, but had no idea of that explorer's name
|by Anonymous||reply 20||December 31, 2021 9:42 PM|
I got FJ but I wasn’t sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||December 31, 2021 9:52 PM|
Not much to say about tonight's show: I guessed the same as they did, though I knew about shirred eggs. Arjun was cute.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||January 1, 2022 1:40 AM|
Another Simon and Garfunkel incorrectly guessed here. That was really hard.
Happy New Year DL Jeopardy gang!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||January 1, 2022 5:54 AM|
R19, from Amy regarding Borges:
-I said Burgos instead of Borges because I was thinking of the character Jose of Burgos in The Name of The Rose (another great book!), who was in fact named after Borges.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||January 1, 2022 8:08 AM|
I guessed McCartney and Lennon for FJ. It was a guess, but felt it was likely correct. I was surprised they all missed it.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||January 1, 2022 8:10 AM|
Didn't know Paul M. had been a fat kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||January 1, 2022 8:45 AM|
I misunderstood the clue for Final. Guessed Elvis and Little Richard.
Happy New Year to all my Jeopardy friends on DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||January 1, 2022 10:55 AM|
The question implied to most of us the answer was a famous duo, rather than two out of four.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||January 1, 2022 1:28 PM|
But L&M are the duo that are always paired. No one uses "Lennon & Starr" or "McCartney & Harrison" to describe their achievements. I took a lucky guess for that reason, although I had no idea they met at a fair.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||January 1, 2022 2:22 PM|
I remembered that Paul was young and John was a drunk when they met from the movie "Nowhere Boy," but was thrown by Paul saying he was fat because the actor who played him is skin and bones. Still guessed Lennon and McCartney.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||January 1, 2022 3:48 PM|
I guessed Sam and Dave.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||January 1, 2022 4:35 PM|
R24 Which describes something I suspect about Amy in real life...she is "never wrong." Always has a reason why she is right. I'd like to hear from her girlfriend on this, eh?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||January 1, 2022 7:06 PM|
Amy's apologizing like that does seem to indicate it's all about her. However, it could also be a defensive thing over potential criticism.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||January 1, 2022 8:38 PM|
Happy New Year to you as well, R23! How about we make a New Year’s resolution that when a Jeopardy! thread is paywalled, we all move to the new thread?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||January 2, 2022 3:17 AM|
How about we all pay the dollar a month for a membership?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||January 2, 2022 4:58 AM|
No thanks, R35.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||January 2, 2022 7:23 AM|
Then how about accepting the limitations your cheapness imposes upon you?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||January 2, 2022 8:32 AM|
When a thread is paywalled, it's not because it's popular. It's because it is monopolized by one or two loons, talking to themselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||January 2, 2022 8:35 AM|
R37 It's not the cheapness. It's losing the sense of anonymity.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||January 2, 2022 8:44 AM|
I won’t pay, R37, because because payment and Primetime brought down the quality of DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||January 2, 2022 1:55 PM|
Paywalls are temporary.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||January 3, 2022 11:02 AM|
If you pay, how do even know when a thread is paywalled? I just keep looking/posting in the paywalled thread until somehow the new thread makes it to my feed.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||January 3, 2022 11:44 AM|
The nonpayers’ contributions are too important to wait for a new thread. Dividing the discussion into two simultaneous threads is a small price to pay for their choice words.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||January 3, 2022 8:17 PM|
Another episode of The Amy Show, yawn...
Final was easy. Surprising none of them could come up with Requiem for a Heavyweight.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||January 4, 2022 12:59 AM|
I don't normally get tired of champions - for example, I was OK with both Matt & James long after most DL posters were dozing off - but for me, Amy is overstaying her welcome. Basically she's too placid.
Maybe I was too much of a fan, but The X-Files seemed a really obvious answer that was missed.
I'm so out of it re current pop music, the only one I knew from that category was Tyler the Creator, but that was only because it was such a giveaway.
Wasn't there a question about Gwendolyn Brooks just a week or so ago?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||January 4, 2022 2:10 AM|
Amy seemed sort of rattled and off her game in this episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||January 4, 2022 3:56 AM|
I guessed Requiem for a Dream.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||January 4, 2022 4:10 AM|
[QUOTE] Wasn't there a question about Gwendolyn Brooks just a week or so ago?
There was! It was about her famous poem “We Real Cool.”
|by Anonymous||reply 48||January 4, 2022 4:36 AM|
sick of Amy. Nothing about her personally. She's not annoying like Matt and James but I'm tired of the domination.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||January 4, 2022 7:31 AM|
This is how it was with Matt towards the end, R46. Cracks in the invincibility appeared until finally a confident enough opponent broke through. Getting no daily doubles tonight seemed like a harbinger to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||January 4, 2022 9:44 AM|
Huge payday for no daily doubles.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||January 4, 2022 9:52 AM|
The no daily doubles thing and the “appearance” of being off her game, was simply the manifestation of the “Monday Curse” that Ken Jennings alluded to on the show for repeat winners such as her. The manifestation of the supposed curse was to have no big betting moments (“$4,000”) and yet still ending up with a huge payday.
Amy’s just fine; she sends her love.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||January 4, 2022 11:15 AM|
Harsh was definitely not harsh.
Could FJ have been any easier?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||January 4, 2022 2:11 PM|
Next season there'll be a ten-game limit. Jeopardy can't go on like this. It gets stale.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||January 4, 2022 2:17 PM|
They should keep it as is- let the contestants stay on as long as they keep winning.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||January 4, 2022 4:02 PM|
Nope. Far too much risk the show will become monopolized by a boring viewer-killing contestant. Up till Amy they were pretty lucky the long-term players all showed some personality.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||January 4, 2022 4:10 PM|
I disagree in that of the two Amy is easier to take than James, relatively speaking as I've been done with her for a while now. Matt fell somewhere between them.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||January 4, 2022 4:19 PM|
This was the first time I've heard mention of the Monday curse befalling long running champions. Has it been mentioned before?
What Ken wasn't explaining was that they'd had a week off. Monday's episode was the first episode they had in a week. Gettng back into the groove often proves difficult for some champs, just like many of us are sluggish on our first day back at work after a long weekend or vacation.
Yes, Final was incredibly easy.
As for the X-Files Daily Double, I suspect Harsh is too young to have experienced X-Files mania of the 1990s.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||January 4, 2022 4:29 PM|
Amy has worn out her welcome. Now, she just comes off as smug.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||January 4, 2022 4:37 PM|
Yet each night when you look at the two contestants they've picked to face her, you know at a glance they're losers. .
|by Anonymous||reply 60||January 4, 2022 4:41 PM|
Amy's biggest fan . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 61||January 4, 2022 6:01 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 62||January 4, 2022 6:28 PM|
R62, Were there any naked selfies on her phone?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||January 4, 2022 6:43 PM|
She's from Oakland. so... [italic]Quelle Surprise[/italic]!
|by Anonymous||reply 64||January 4, 2022 6:52 PM|
You wanted more Amy, you got it!
|by Anonymous||reply 65||January 5, 2022 1:00 AM|
Those of us who like, appreciate, or don't mind Amy don't feel the need to speak up as often.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||January 5, 2022 4:03 AM|
Circus was maximus tough.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||January 5, 2022 4:13 AM|
I only got it R67 because I figured Greek for ring would be something like circa, and then I thought of Circus Maximus. I too am quite tired of Amy. Bring in a ringer and take her out.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||January 5, 2022 4:17 AM|
They gave away "circus" by including the seating capacity and the Romans. I was stunned that they all got it wrong, especially Amy.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||January 5, 2022 4:23 AM|
It's not a question of disliking Amy. There's nothing to dislike. She just doesn't bring any buzz, any excitement, to the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||January 5, 2022 5:42 AM|
I went for Colosseum, thinking of collar and colon as something ring-like.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||January 5, 2022 5:44 AM|
I guessed Caesars Palace. So…
|by Anonymous||reply 72||January 5, 2022 8:38 AM|
I also guessed Coliseum for Final.
I wouldn't mind seeing Amy break $1 million, just for the record books. At the rate she's going will likely be in two more games.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||January 5, 2022 8:47 AM|
I thought of circus and rejected it in favor of arena.🤷🏻♂️
|by Anonymous||reply 74||January 5, 2022 9:06 AM|
Count me in the Coliseum crowd. However, I did get the Tagus River.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||January 5, 2022 11:28 AM|
It was mentioned that Amy seems to get easier Daily Doubles than any the contestants might score. Tonight, it certainly seemed that way to me. Final seemed obvious to me; knew Mummers Parade and Shastakovich.
I think my boredom with the show is now exceeding Matt's run.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||January 6, 2022 1:01 AM|
I knew the Mummers and Shastakovich as well.
I can't believe the Rose Parade was a DJ during the first round. That should've been a $200 question.
And poor Chantal, not knowing what the "A"NTONYM category was all about, guessing "ascend" when she should have easily gotten "abdicate." Some people really do deserve to lose badly.
I liked Mike, but unfortunately it wasn't to be.
I was looking on the Jeopardy website and I saw that tomorrow there's a contestant who's a "professional storyteller." At the risk of sounding like an idiot, I have no idea what a professional storyteller is. But I'll say this: the woman looks [italic]exactly[/italic] like I think she would look. And she's from Connecticut.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||January 6, 2022 2:09 AM|
Shame on Mike and Chantal for not knowing FJ.
Despite their ages, that was basic information any high school history class would teach.
Mike was fine, if you like tall, blond, masculine, hunky, white bread, milk fed, farm boy types.
Officially tired of Amy and after she breaks $1million tomorrow or Friday, she can please leave.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||January 6, 2022 2:56 AM|
I didn't get Chantal's category at first, but it clicked for me about 2/3 of the way through her ordeal.
Professional storyteller sounds like a Ren Fair performer to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||January 6, 2022 3:03 AM|
I got FJ.... but I do think that either Amy makes her competition look weak, or they are weak. FJs have suggested it's the latter. I wonder if all contestants are in a pool, and picked in order. They never try to balance the panel. I'm just ruminating that it seems if they've got a live one they might want to make Amy's games more competitive.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||January 6, 2022 3:33 AM|
I've been thinking that travel limitations aren't coincidental to these recent steamroller runaways.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||January 6, 2022 3:42 AM|
R80, Alf, not Michael.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||January 6, 2022 4:00 AM|
Alf was Republican, Kefauver was Democratic. Alf ran in 1936 (no TV). It was an unbearably bad guess.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||January 6, 2022 4:11 AM|
Even Rose knew FJ. She should have. He was featured on Mount Losenbaden twice.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||January 6, 2022 4:18 AM|
Every night I check in here in the — thus far — vain hope that one day I will read of Amy’s defeat.
Tomorrow’s contestants do not look promising. As R79 noted, one is a “ professional storyteller.” The other is a delivery driver.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||January 6, 2022 5:11 AM|
If I were Amy, I would be annoyed at Ken for goading the other contestants to wager more on DJ. It didn't change the outcome, but potentially cost her money in FJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||January 6, 2022 6:33 AM|
I knew Final was about the Democratic candidate, but blanked on who ran in 1952 and 1956.
Yeah, I'm finally feeling that Amy is wearing out her welcome. Let her break $1 million so she'll be in the records books, then send her on home.
Chantal missing the abdicate Daily Double is a prime example of why its best to start with the $200 clue. Starting at $200 gives you an idea of what the category is about with a fairly easy question. But Chantal picked the $600 clue as the first question from that category and it was the DD. She was unfamiliar with how the category worked and blanked.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||January 6, 2022 7:31 AM|
I like Amy. She’s not winning using tactics. She winning using knowledge.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||January 6, 2022 7:35 AM|
In both that DJ and FJ, Chantal made the beginner's mistake of just looking at the answer and forgetting the category.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||January 6, 2022 4:34 PM|
Is Professional Storyteller a euphemism for Pathological Liar?
|by Anonymous||reply 90||January 6, 2022 4:39 PM|
[quote] She’s not winning using tactics. She winning using knowledge.
A big flaw of Jeopardy is the "first to buzz in" thing. Amy's good at timing the buzzer, and that might be the case with most multiple winners. A lot of times you see them all hit the buzzer but it goes to Amy.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||January 6, 2022 9:55 PM|
That buzzer is a real "practice makes perfect" device. New contestants are at a horrible disadvantage to a long-term winner.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||January 6, 2022 10:10 PM|
The Battle of New Orleans was trickier than FJ. The professional storyteller turned out to be OK and a decent player. Is tomorrow Amy's million dollar day?
|by Anonymous||reply 93||January 7, 2022 6:38 AM|
Good game. I was impressed with all the players today. Wish every game was as exciting as this one.
I knew Final was talking about something in England thanks to the 1070s clue, but I couldn't think of a specific building.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||January 7, 2022 8:21 AM|
I thought the Battle of New Orleans was fairly obvious. I got Final, though ashamed to admit at first all I could think of was Stonehenge. Not sure I could have taken days or weeks of the not-dyslexic challenger.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||January 7, 2022 9:06 AM|
To quote Mrs. Slocum from "Are You Being Served?" : Weak as water! Described tonight's challengers.
Knew Bruno Haupmann and Judy Woodruff, but didn't get final?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||January 8, 2022 1:49 AM|
Why do contestants comfortably in 2nd place risk any amount of money that could put them behind the 3rd place contestant - thereby resulting in their taking home only $1K as a consolation prize as opposed to a guaranteed $2K?
|by Anonymous||reply 97||January 8, 2022 2:02 AM|
They’d rather have a good answer to “how much did you score?”
|by Anonymous||reply 98||January 8, 2022 3:41 AM|
I loved "Kon-Tiki" when I was a kid, so I knew FJ. Forgot Bruno's last name. Amy deserves every penny of her million after so many blow-out wins like this one.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||January 8, 2022 4:29 AM|
Amy's now in the Jeopardy millionaire's club!
|by Anonymous||reply 100||January 8, 2022 5:11 AM|
I wonder the same thing, R97.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||January 8, 2022 6:53 AM|
They seemed to be scraping the bottom of the barrel with Amy's mispronounced "misled."
Hopefully she can be deposed before we get to any anatomical reconfiguration anecdotes.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||January 8, 2022 9:37 AM|
I enjoyed Patsy's Kennedy boat story - one of the VERY rare times when I was intrigued by a contestant's anecdote.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||January 8, 2022 10:40 AM|
[quote]Hopefully she can be deposed before we get to any anatomical reconfiguration anecdotes.
You know, I would have preferred those questions being asked than the benign ones that she's been asked in the past.
Why beat around the bush?
|by Anonymous||reply 104||January 8, 2022 12:36 PM|
[quote]They seemed to be scraping the bottom of the barrel with Amy's mispronounced "misled."
Yes, it was almost as boring as the fact that Amy likes to take baths. But after 28 wins, I'd be running out of trivial things about my life to discuss too.
I knew Bruno Hauptman and Judy Woodruff. As for Final, I guessed Jacques Cousteau, because of the sea reference in the clue. Haven't heard mention of Thor Heyerdahl in 40+ years, so they were really going for an obscure Answer.
Congrats to Amy on breaking $1 million!!! Go Amy!
Anyone else note that Amy's bet in Final of $9,800 was such that even if she got Final wrong, she still would have hit $1 million. She started the game with $977,400 to her name. She went into Final with a score of $32,400. So, even if she got the answer wrong, the $9,800 bet would have left her $22,600 at the end of the game, which would have put her at exactly $1 million.
Anyone else catch the passing reference to Sean's husband? Ken mentioned it in his intro of Sean.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||January 8, 2022 6:30 PM|
The "misled" mix-up was almost as dire as the Grandpa Amodio anecdotes. Amy and Sean should have done some karaoke together, instead of just talking about it: maybe Cher's "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)", which no one guessed.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||January 8, 2022 6:57 PM|
I find it amusing that the contestant who was asked about his psychological condition managed to miss all the psychology clues.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||January 8, 2022 6:59 PM|
Not only did I catch the reference to Sean's husband, but I believe it was a week or so ago that another contestant mentioned his husband, and to my surprise no one here brought it up.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||January 8, 2022 7:31 PM|
Are LGBTs smarter, or do we just know more trivia?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||January 8, 2022 7:34 PM|
I do recall the husband mention a few days ago - older guy in a suit. I don't recall the bit about Shawn's husband by Ken?
|by Anonymous||reply 110||January 8, 2022 8:18 PM|
Sean’s jitteriness was bugging the hell out of me. I expected to hear someone say over a loudspeaker, “stop bouncing around!”
|by Anonymous||reply 111||January 8, 2022 8:21 PM|
They ought to screen out contestants who can't stand still. Or keep waving that buzzer around.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||January 8, 2022 9:49 PM|
Amy is just 10 games away from beating Matt Amodio's 38-game record! Would dearly, dearly love to see that happen!
Also FYI: Amy is on par with Matt's winnings. Matt crossed the $1 million mark after winning his 28th game, just like Amy did!
|by Anonymous||reply 113||January 9, 2022 11:21 PM|
Only Ken knew The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||January 10, 2022 12:02 AM|
If her past competition is any indication R113, Amy will fly by Matt's 38 game record. In fact, I could see her challenging Ken's record the way things are going.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||January 10, 2022 7:05 AM|
So, so tired of Amy...
Got Final when the brainiacs couldn't - woo hoo! Grew up near Short Hills, and knew about whale flukes. Still, the fluke-flubbing challenger was my type.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||January 11, 2022 1:03 AM|
I was surprised no one got the Danish capital Copenhagen. I think fatigue is setting in for Amy.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||January 11, 2022 4:11 AM|
I thought the Copenhagen clue was poorly phrased; it referred to a "world capital," which Copenhagen -- while lovely -- is not.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||January 11, 2022 4:47 AM|
They seem to us “world capital” to mean any national capital.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||January 11, 2022 5:53 AM|
I got FJ and Springsteen and McCartney, but the Whales and Hugo Awards categories killed me.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||January 11, 2022 5:54 AM|
Copenhagen seemed like a trick question - too obvious. Forget to mention the cringe-worthy answer Napoleon as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||January 11, 2022 7:45 AM|
Sartre was a groaner too, but he must have totally blanked.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||January 11, 2022 7:49 AM|
Had no idea on Final, but absolutely knew Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Copenhagen (although the question was poorly worded).
|by Anonymous||reply 123||January 11, 2022 7:53 AM|
Final was tough.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||January 11, 2022 8:26 AM|
There is a special Van Gogh exhibit at my city's art museum that I visited last month, so I knew FJ instantly.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||January 11, 2022 10:59 AM|
Van Gogh came to me before getting to the end of the question because I had seen the movie Vincent & Theo just a few months ago and it was still fresh in my mind.
The Satre response made me say out loud, "Oh, just stop!"
Got McCartney and Springsteen as well, but was stumped on more than a few of the others.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||January 11, 2022 11:57 AM|
Tonight’s FJ was sooooooo easy, and none of them got it right. Second game in a row. Amy should bow out in shame.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||January 11, 2022 11:55 PM|
I had no idea of final, though Ethel Merman playing a character called Melissa was hilarious!
I did know about PT 109, Colorado (Frontier Airlines as Denver based), and Beverly Hills. Tonight's runaway was from weak contestants.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||January 12, 2022 1:03 AM|
In the Falling category - or whatever it was called - she chose the easiest clue to begin with and came up with "premiere" for a response.
I guess in her head, the word premiere is a synonym for falling.
And then for the one that had Red Stripe Beer in the clue, she responded with, "What is Red Stripe?"
Apparently, she thought the category was Stupid Answers.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||January 12, 2022 2:13 AM|
The ONLY reason I knew FJ is because Annie is the only one of SJP's Broadway roles I'm familiar with (I believe she's been in quite a few things on Broadway).
|by Anonymous||reply 130||January 12, 2022 3:34 AM|
If any of those three had bothered to log into DL a few times FJ would have been a snap.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||January 12, 2022 4:48 AM|
I guessed Annie.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||January 12, 2022 4:58 AM|
I knew Anne Rice, PT 109, and Annie and was amazed that Amy didn't. Otherwise, what a dominant performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||January 12, 2022 5:38 AM|
I'm not into musicals/theater but I just guessed "Annie" because I knew of characters with that name
|by Anonymous||reply 134||January 12, 2022 10:33 AM|
I had no idea on Final. Couldn't think of any SJP Broadway roles.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||January 12, 2022 10:57 AM|
I was shocked that Amy missed FJ. So was she I guess, since she wagered 20k.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||January 12, 2022 12:49 PM|
Yeah, I look I said upthread, I think fatigue is starting to set in for Amy. I'm not a musical theater person either and I guessed Annie right away. It seems Amy's been missing a few "easy" ones lately.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||January 12, 2022 4:07 PM|
^^^ *like I said upthread*
|by Anonymous||reply 138||January 12, 2022 4:08 PM|
I read a post somewhere on FB from a woman saying she was one of the contestants facing Amy on the episode that is to air on Friday. She made sure to make no mention of the outcome of the game, but she was pretty exuberant about it. She could just be excited about appearing on the show, but the level of excitement made me wonder if she beat her. I made a comment about being nervous that Amy was going to lose and posted an “uh oh” gif. I think she took down the post because I can’t find it anymore. She may have taken it down because it revealed that Amy wins at least through Thursday.
Also, a while back, Amy said that she’d like to beat James’s number of games. I wondered why she picked him and not someone else. My first thought was that they tape so far in advance that she knew she’d won more games than James, but not more than Matt.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||January 12, 2022 4:20 PM|
I think James’s total is just the next benchmark. One step at a time for Amy.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||January 12, 2022 4:42 PM|
r130 It's against Jeopardy rules to reveal the outcome of the game prior to it airing So, that woman likely got in a lot of trouble because of that Facebook post. Very stupid of her to post anything about the game at all.
I don't know whether they penalize you financially for posting info about the game prior to it airing, but they likely do.
On a similar note, here at DataLounge, we don't like Jeopardy Spoilers. And what you just posted would be considered a Spoiler. Please remember that and keep such information to yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||January 12, 2022 4:43 PM|
Sorry, my above post at r141 was meant for r139.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||January 12, 2022 4:44 PM|
Since Amy's winning streak has now continued into 2022, will she and Matt Amodio be able to face off in the Tournament of Champions?
|by Anonymous||reply 143||January 12, 2022 4:45 PM|
It’s by season, not calendar year.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||January 12, 2022 4:50 PM|
So if Amy continues to win through this whole season, what will Tournament of Champions be? Will Amy be playing against herself?
|by Anonymous||reply 145||January 12, 2022 4:54 PM|
Matt was this season.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||January 12, 2022 5:01 PM|
I imagine that - horror of horrors - if Amy's winning streak were to continue through the whole season, she would not be participating until next year's TOC.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||January 12, 2022 5:03 PM|
RIP - Brayden Smith
|by Anonymous||reply 148||January 12, 2022 5:36 PM|
Matt, Jonathan who dethroned him, cute Tyler, and Professor Sam will face Amy, so far.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||January 12, 2022 6:38 PM|
Go Amy!! Go Amy!! Go Amy!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 150||January 12, 2022 10:27 PM|
Third night in a row. Easy FJ question. Two out of three contestants got it wrong. What is going on this week??
|by Anonymous||reply 151||January 12, 2022 10:36 PM|
She didn’t reveal an outcome of the game, R141, and stated so in my post. This person only said that she’d be on Friday. I have no inside information, so I’m not capable of giving a spoiler. When I went back to find the post again, I couldn’t. I wondered if it was because she’d said she played against her, but for all I know, she may not even be a contestant.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||January 12, 2022 10:37 PM|
I like Amy and I like Ken, but, man, that love fest is getting annoying. It's like Ken can't bear for Amy to give a wrong answer. I sincerely doubt Ken would have said "ohhh so close!" if another contestant answered "dragon" for "snake."
|by Anonymous||reply 153||January 13, 2022 12:45 AM|
Final was easy. Like Matt, cracks in Amy's invincibility start small and continue. What I knew they didn't...
Give 'em hell (Harry)!
Krait = snake
Sanford and Son (keep forgetting Amy only [italic] looks[/italic] 50)
|by Anonymous||reply 154||January 13, 2022 1:04 AM|
Amy is so casually immoral. She has no sense of place. On the other hand, it’s so weird that she started the year being mugged and had her ID stolen. The longer I watch, the more I get the impression that Amy is a hoax spun out of control and that living and competing as a transvestite is this jokesters comeuppance.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||January 13, 2022 1:48 AM|
Could so many weak contestants be an aftermath of the pandemic? That is, not too many applicants and even fewer willing to fly out to LA.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||January 13, 2022 2:03 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 157||January 13, 2022 2:05 AM|
[quote] Amy is so casually immoral.
R155, do you mean immoral or immortal? I don’t think she’s either one, but what do you mean?
|by Anonymous||reply 158||January 13, 2022 2:21 AM|
I wouldn't have guessed FJ in a million years. It's kind of nice that after a lousy game, Emma was the only one to get it.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||January 13, 2022 4:57 AM|
If you knew Douglass spelled him name with two s’s, you’d have a shot. I didn’t.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||January 13, 2022 5:51 AM|
I figured out that Douglass was the last name they were talking about since I've seen that spelling before.
However, the Douglass that came to my mind was Stephen Douglas. In fact, Frederick Douglass did not even enter my mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||January 13, 2022 8:38 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 162||January 13, 2022 8:45 AM|
r139/r152 Revealing whether Amy is still in the game on Friday would be considered a spoiler. Doesn't matter whether you reveal who won Friday's game. Revealing who's still playing in the game is releasing info that shouldn't be revealed.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||January 13, 2022 8:45 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 164||January 13, 2022 8:49 AM|
I don't tune in to Jeopardy too often. Tonight Ken Jennings was looking awfully rough - as though he hadn't slept in a week. Do we think the pressure of doing this job nightly is taking a toll on him?
|by Anonymous||reply 165||January 13, 2022 8:56 AM|
Funny you should mention that R165, he seemed a little tired to me too. Maybe doing this and The Chase puts a lot on his plate.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||January 13, 2022 1:48 PM|
I just presumed everyone knew, "Give 'em hell, Harry."
I didn't get FJ until right after time was up.
When it did hit me, it was only because Douglass was the only person I could think of who would have a reason to change his name.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||January 13, 2022 2:17 PM|
I got a good laugh imagining someone telling Harry Truman to "Rock the Vote"
|by Anonymous||reply 168||January 13, 2022 3:29 PM|
I thought she said "rock the boat."
|by Anonymous||reply 169||January 13, 2022 3:33 PM|
By revealing the people who are playing in Friday's game, you're spoiling the outcome of Thursday's game.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||January 13, 2022 4:34 PM|
She said Rock the Boat
|by Anonymous||reply 171||January 13, 2022 4:34 PM|
[quote] We frown upon Jeopardy spoilers at DL
Though, I heartily endorse someone spilling the beans the day that Amy loses.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||January 13, 2022 5:32 PM|
^no. I want the drama to play out.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||January 13, 2022 5:57 PM|
[quote]Though, I heartily endorse someone spilling the beans the day that Amy loses.
NO! Someone did that the day James Holzhauer lost and the day Matt Amodio lost. Ruined the suspense of the game.
If you know such info, KEEP IT TO YOURSELF until after the game has aired.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||January 13, 2022 6:01 PM|
The game airs in some markets in the afternoon. Please hold spoilers until the evening when most of us see it.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||January 13, 2022 6:17 PM|
Looks like we're going to have two trans contestants in today's show. Also, FWIW, the Jeopardy website doesn't reveal who the returning champ is for Friday's show.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||January 13, 2022 6:24 PM|
Any is getting bored and tiresome. Time for some fresh blood. Or a makeover for Amy.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||January 13, 2022 6:40 PM|
Wouldn’t it be a hoot for Amy to appear in drag as a man?
|by Anonymous||reply 178||January 13, 2022 6:50 PM|
Getting tired of that coy look she gives to Ken when she thinks she got FJ correct. She slants her head and looks up all dewy-eyed.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||January 13, 2022 6:52 PM|
Wow! America is going to freak out with two trans contestants on at the same time! Heads will explode over Amy and Clark both being in the game tonight.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||January 13, 2022 6:58 PM|
I’m going to go out on a limb and guess the FTM will finish in the negative.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||January 13, 2022 7:00 PM|
I think we’ve had two trans contestants before. Just not announced.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||January 13, 2022 7:16 PM|
[quote]I’m going to go out on a limb and guess the FTM will finish in the negative.
Is Clark FTM? The big earrings, long hair and lipstick suggest Clark is MTF.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||January 13, 2022 7:22 PM|
[quote]Also, FWIW, the Jeopardy website doesn't reveal who the returning champ is for Friday's show.
The website never reveals any winner in advance. So for example, next week if you were to check Tuesday's contestant lineup, the champ from Monday's game wouldn't be listed until Tuesday so as to keep everyone in suspense.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||January 13, 2022 7:39 PM|
Perhaps Clark is what they call "genderfluid"?
|by Anonymous||reply 185||January 13, 2022 7:51 PM|
Good lord R183….I think they’re ALL trans.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||January 13, 2022 8:20 PM|
If Amy wins on tonight (Thursday), she ties James Holzhauer's 32-game record.
If Amy wins on Friday, she will have 33 consecutive wins and will surpass James H's record.
To tie Matt Amodio's 38 game record, she's got to keep winning through next Friday, Jan. 21.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||January 13, 2022 9:04 PM|
Apparently, Clark is a cis-woman, while Corey = ???
Final was obvious, though the only answer I knew that they didn't was the Buddha.
Again, Amy seems to show resentment to me when the others don't let her build an early lead.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||January 14, 2022 1:02 AM|
Final was fairly obvious to me as well given that Victor Hugo was French.
The Clark having a baby in law school story threw me off. Clark must be the name her parents gave her, much like Glenn Close or Michael Learned.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||January 14, 2022 6:16 AM|
Clark clearly told the baby story to let people know she is a biological female, despite outward appearances suggesting otherwise. She must be used to people assuming she is trans.
Anyone else sense some tension, or possibly resentment, coming from Amy after Clark told that baby story?
|by Anonymous||reply 190||January 14, 2022 5:10 PM|
Five for five this week in which felt like easy FJs. The contestants though as a whole only went 3 out of 15. Emperor Amy has no clothes. It’s becoming painfully obvious that her winning streak is in great part due to some very, very bad competition.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||January 14, 2022 10:38 PM|
FJ could not have been more obvious.
Amy's "California" response was laughable.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||January 14, 2022 11:37 PM|
R192, I think they were thrown by the date 1949, when that date didn’t imply statehood at the time. I’m shocked that none of them even guessed the right answer. Wyoming though?? A cemetery of 60,000 dead people in a state of 12 people and 50,000 buffalo?
|by Anonymous||reply 193||January 15, 2022 12:51 AM|
Agreed, R191, the challengers should be doing a lot better. Granted, Amy knows a lot, but she's not in James or Ken's league; Matt knows more than she does, but benefited from the pandemic scarcity pool also.
Knew Final before he stopped reading the question, very surprised Amy could figure it out at all. Luis wasn't all that bright, but quite cute. Ones I knew they missed: muesli (granola doesn't sound very German, and more modern), campanology (a correct guess rather than knew word), Chase Manhattan, and one other I can't read my own writing.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||January 15, 2022 1:08 AM|
Of they'd ever visited Hawaii they'd know.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||January 15, 2022 1:38 AM|
Absolutely no reason to miss FJ.... Amy's worse FJ in her long run. CA? She lives in CA.
Given this gaffe I am ready for her to lose now. I kinda liked the 80 year old full time mom tonight. Seems like Ken cut her off early a couple times.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||January 15, 2022 3:35 AM|
Maybe she’s got the Covid.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||January 15, 2022 6:23 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 198||January 15, 2022 7:49 AM|
Yes, Final was so obvious. Any doubts I had were taken care of by the 1949 date.
Also knew Chase Manhattan and muesli.
Congrats to Amy for breaking James H's record!
|by Anonymous||reply 199||January 15, 2022 9:03 AM|
Ken reporting on James H's view of house money
|by Anonymous||reply 200||January 15, 2022 9:08 AM|
Ken reporting on the Monday Jitters curse.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||January 15, 2022 9:10 AM|
A collection of all Matt Amodio's final jeopardy answers.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||January 15, 2022 9:17 AM|
Going to give up Jeopardy, just can't bjear the lies that Amy is a female. He is so fugly and I wish he would jamb those fake pearls where the sun doesn't shine.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||January 15, 2022 9:23 AM|
I'm having an easier time with her as a woman than that she's only 37!
|by Anonymous||reply 204||January 15, 2022 12:29 PM|
Amy is 37???? I thought she was about 55.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||January 15, 2022 12:40 PM|
No, Amy isn’t only 37. I found her high-school yearbook online discussing her perfect SAT. It’s from 1997, so she’s approximately 43.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||January 15, 2022 1:40 PM|
R206, How is he/she listed in the yearbook?
|by Anonymous||reply 207||January 15, 2022 2:18 PM|
R207, as a male with what I assume is her birth name.
Search on Google “Schneider perfect SAT Chaminade Julienne.”
It looks like Amy’s been doing the head tilt plus smile combo for a long time.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||January 15, 2022 3:20 PM|
OK, but she looks far more like 53!
|by Anonymous||reply 209||January 15, 2022 4:13 PM|
Really surprised Amy didn't know about the Sierra Nevada, as well as pronouncing Muir as "mweer".
Had no idea what they were getting at for final, although it seems I'm the only one. Did know about Lestrade and A Scandal in Bohemia.
The basketball camp story I found exhausting.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||January 18, 2022 1:03 AM|
Double Jeopardy was exponentially easier than Single Jeopardy. And FJ was wayyyyyy too easy. After last week’s performance in FJ, they decided to really dumb it down.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||January 18, 2022 1:12 AM|
Final was so obvious, I thought there had to be some kind of twist. T Rex was just too easy.
And yes, after last week's harder Finals, this seemed deliberately dumbed it down.
Amy's now chasing down Matt Amodio's record of 38 wins. If Amy wins on Friday, she'll have her 38th win.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||January 18, 2022 4:55 PM|
Jeopardy ratings on the rise thanks to Amy's winning streak.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||January 18, 2022 8:30 PM|
Amy would consider hosting Jeopardy.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||January 18, 2022 8:33 PM|
Amy lives tweets each day's Jeopardy episode. Makes lots of comments similar to the ones we make here. Also offers some behind the scenes insights to how the show runs.
Amy's twitter account is linked below
|by Anonymous||reply 215||January 18, 2022 8:56 PM|
Dan's "Gomer" response nearly induced a Danny Thomas spit take.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||January 18, 2022 10:19 PM|
Guessed final quickly. Tonight was a sliding scale of Amy's knowledge and their lack of any. Knew NJ gov Phil Murphy.
Challenger guy was cute. Host and champ must be true soulmates if they love Moby Dick, although his tone struck me as sarcastic.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||January 19, 2022 1:05 AM|
Initially I guessed Voltaire for FJ as well, but then I couldn't remember if Candide was drama or fiction.
And then I remembered there was a Candide question a week or so ago and figured the response had to be something else.
So then I wildly guessed Racine.
Being from NJ, I thought the answers were way too easy.
FYI, Murphy officially began his second term today - the state's first Democratic governor to get a second term since 1977.
So Amy also loves Moby-Dick (one of my favorite novels).
I presumed cute Dan was gay: 33, single (no wedding ring) and a theater lover, with acting being one of his hobbies.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||January 19, 2022 1:46 AM|
From NJ also, R218. I can remember Brendan Byrne!
|by Anonymous||reply 219||January 19, 2022 1:56 AM|
Amy missing Moliere.... showing there are gaps in her knowledge. She can be beat. I'm ready to see it.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||January 19, 2022 3:31 AM|
Nice FJ question for Dan the theater guy, but not much else worked out for him. Racine was a good guess too. Cars and sports are probably my worst categories, but, clearly, not Amy's...
|by Anonymous||reply 221||January 19, 2022 5:08 AM|
The guy in the middle was muy guapo. I'm surprised the thread is blowing up about him.
We might as well crown Amy now as the second most- consecutive winning player in J! history. She just has to win this week's games to blow through Matt's record and that seems very likely to happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||January 19, 2022 5:50 AM|
She always makes these huge wagers on final jeopardy, and gets it wrong so much of the time. Really stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||January 19, 2022 5:53 AM|
Yes, Moliere was obvious for Final.
Dan is the middle was sort of cute but slow on the buzzer.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||January 19, 2022 8:12 AM|
Amy has gotten 5 of the last 7 FJs wrong. Better competition please!
|by Anonymous||reply 225||January 19, 2022 3:06 PM|
That’s because Ken made a point of mentioning that she had missed only one FJ. She fell apart after that.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||January 19, 2022 7:06 PM|
Ken's daily fawning over Amy is as boring as Amy winning game after game.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||January 19, 2022 7:15 PM|
As much as I'm bored with Amy, I want to see her beat smug ass "what is" Matt Amodeo's winning streak. After that she can go...
|by Anonymous||reply 228||January 19, 2022 7:59 PM|
Yes, Amy's so close to beating Matt's record. Let her beat him! Please.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||January 19, 2022 8:15 PM|
Wasn’t Matt Amadio’s (who seemed on the spectrum) thing “What’s” for every answer?
|by Anonymous||reply 230||January 19, 2022 8:18 PM|
yes. What's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . .. . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . .. .
|by Anonymous||reply 231||January 19, 2022 8:27 PM|
What is Marie Curie?
What is Beethoven?
What is Christopher Lee?
What is John Glenn?
What is Locke and Rousseau?
|by Anonymous||reply 232||January 19, 2022 9:54 PM|
Another final loss for Amy, though I didn't know it either (films not my thing). What I did know tonight: Chichen Itza and Prince Edward Island. Wracking my brains who Dimitri reminded me of!
|by Anonymous||reply 233||January 20, 2022 1:01 AM|
I knew FJ!
That’s a fun movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||January 20, 2022 1:32 AM|
I remembered Olmec, but forgot "Legally Blonde". I think Ken's "Big Bang" reference to Mayim was edited in later.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||January 20, 2022 5:04 AM|
I'm not familiar with the Paper Chase, but I knew Legally Blonde was the answer based on the Clueless reference and the year 2001.
Like everyone else, I'm ready for Amy to pack her bags AFTER she beats Amodio's record.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||January 20, 2022 5:13 AM|
Ken jinxed Amy. She's been missing a lot of Finals ever since Ken talked about how well she does with her Finals.
As for Final, I guessed Mean Girls, but I was pretty sure it came out in 2003 or 2004, not 2001.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||January 20, 2022 5:56 AM|
I got Olmec mixed up with Toltec.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||January 20, 2022 1:36 PM|
I guessed My Cousin Vinnie. :(
|by Anonymous||reply 239||January 20, 2022 2:02 PM|
8 of the last 9 FJs correct! And 12 of the 14 in January. Amy is only 3 for the last 9.
Aw Brittany…poor thing….dumb as a box of used condoms.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||January 20, 2022 11:04 PM|
R240, you posted a spoiler.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||January 21, 2022 12:52 AM|
Give me a break R241. I didn’t say who won or what the answer to FJ was.
p.s. don’t read this thread until you’ve watched the show. It’s just as rude for you to expect everyone else to wait for you. That, my dear, is narcissism.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||January 21, 2022 12:57 AM|
6PM eastern counts as a spoiler.
I was paying specific attention to the ones Amy buzzed in and got correct. I'm no genius, but would have gotten a 3/4 of those myself.
Knew final immediately, as well as Calcutta and President Harding. Sanford & Son???
|by Anonymous||reply 243||January 21, 2022 1:03 AM|
Damn, that was a totally dominant performance tonight .
|by Anonymous||reply 244||January 21, 2022 3:35 AM|
I'm still amazed there have been so many record-breaking players in one season. James Holzhauer basically broke Jeopardy and all these other super champs are following his playbook.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||January 21, 2022 3:43 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 246||January 21, 2022 3:43 AM|
Amy is not following James’ playbook.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||January 21, 2022 3:59 AM|
Amy is definitely not following James H's playbook. Mat Amodio did, but Amy is not.
Brittany spent most of the contest in the red. Every time she climbed out, she missed another one and went back in red. I don't think she ever had more than $400 on the plus side. And Sandford and Son? Yikes.
I figured Final was Wilderness. Obviously I was wrong.
If Amy wins tonight, she ties Matt Amodio's 38 game record. Go Amy!
|by Anonymous||reply 248||January 21, 2022 4:52 PM|
She's scheduled for an interview on GMA Monday morning. Would they really schedule that if she loses on Friday?
|by Anonymous||reply 249||January 21, 2022 10:49 PM|
Another pretty easy FJ. That’s 13/15 for me this month.
Amy is 8/15
Other contestants are 10/30, with one of those being a no-play final for a negative contestant.
If you want any shot at becoming a Jeopardy champion, you realistically need to be able to answer at least half of all FJs. This contestant pool, proven by the numbers above, is beyond mediocre.
p.s. I can’t always answer 87% of FJs, but this stretch has seemed incredibly easy.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||January 21, 2022 11:02 PM|
Yes, I think they would, R249. I also think they'd schedule it if she won.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||January 21, 2022 11:07 PM|
Mt Ararat was pretty easy. I remember that name from years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||January 22, 2022 2:30 AM|
Did not the Ararat question come up before in Jeopardy?
I do hate seeing the "losers" humiliated at the end by this streak.... they screw up FJ, and just look so defeated. I'll welcome seeing FJ actually mean something again.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||January 22, 2022 3:48 AM|
I’m so glad that I stopped watching this show last month. I look forward to perhaps watching again in the future.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||January 22, 2022 3:55 AM|
I watched this at an impressionable age.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||January 22, 2022 5:27 AM|
Fuck Jeopardy, fuck Amy, and fuck DL!
|by Anonymous||reply 256||January 22, 2022 5:30 AM|
The dead baby sister she never met business struck me as flat-out morbid. I'm not a psychologist, but seems dysfunctional to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||January 22, 2022 11:56 AM|
R257, Katharine Hepburn admitted that after her older brother accidentally hanged himself, she assumed a more male identify thinking it might allow compensation to her parents' grief.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||January 22, 2022 12:03 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 259||January 22, 2022 12:04 PM|
R255 / R256
|by Anonymous||reply 260||January 22, 2022 12:57 PM|
Congrats to Amy! Tied Matt Amodio. Bravo! Now beat Matt's record on Monday.
Had no idea on Final. Don't think I've ever heard of that mountain before.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||January 22, 2022 7:21 PM|
[quote]The dead baby sister she never met business struck me as flat-out morbid. I'm not a psychologist, but seems dysfunctional to me.
The dead baby sister story struck me as someone really running out of trivial things about her life to talk about for 20 seconds after 38 games.
If I were up there for 38 games, I'd likely be mentioning that my beloved 19-year-old cat died in May at this point.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||January 22, 2022 7:26 PM|
Another easy FJ. 14/16 in January. Two twelve year girls against Amy. Seems fair.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||January 25, 2022 12:18 AM|
THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES???
|by Anonymous||reply 264||January 25, 2022 1:00 AM|
And it's official. Amy has now surpassed Matt's record and has the second most consecutive wins in Jeopardy history. Even though Amy ran away with the game (yet again), I liked the two challengers tonight. They had some energy and spark and didn't fade into the background in the second round.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||January 25, 2022 3:26 AM|
I couldn't get FJ or many other questions, so knowing "Miami Vice" was a small compensation. Ken's better dressed than Alex ever was.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||January 25, 2022 5:06 AM|
YEAH Amy! Congratulations!
Take that Matt Amodio and your "what's" answers!
I liked both the contenders too, especially Joanne.
The Beverly Hillbillies? Hawaii 5-O? When Crocket and Tubbs are part of the clue??? Very strange.
Had no idea of the name of the Museum in Final but I did know the Colombian exhibit had happened in Chicago.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||January 25, 2022 7:38 AM|
Me too. I would have written “What is some museum in Chicago?”
|by Anonymous||reply 268||January 25, 2022 7:43 AM|
Just 34 more games to go to beat Ken's record!
|by Anonymous||reply 269||January 25, 2022 3:37 PM|
[quote]Just 34 more games to go
Oh, just shoot me now!
|by Anonymous||reply 270||January 25, 2022 3:46 PM|
[quote]Ken's better dressed than Alex ever was.
They really do have a top-notch stylist dressing Ken these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||January 25, 2022 3:59 PM|
[quote] Just 34 more games to go
[quote] [bold] Oh, just shoot me now! [/bold]
This x 1,000,000
|by Anonymous||reply 272||January 25, 2022 4:07 PM|
[quote]They really do have a top-notch stylist dressing Ken these days.
And yet that stylist is on vacation the weeks Mayim hosts.
But is it really a stylist? Or did Ken just go out and buy himself some new suits? He definitely had brand new suits last January when he started his first stint as guest host.
During that guest hosting experiment, all the guest hosts were clearly proving their own wardrobe. We frequently commented about some of the guest hosts' wardrobe choices. I remember commenting on a loose fitting white pants suit with bell bottoms what Katie Couric wore that might have looked cool in person, but looked atrocious on TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||January 25, 2022 4:43 PM|
If Ken is to be a permanent host for Jeopardy, they need to boot his snarky ass from The Chase.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||January 25, 2022 4:49 PM|
[quote]If Ken is to be a permanent host for Jeopardy, they need to boot his snarky ass from The Chase.
Agreed. And he also seems the least comfortable of the four trivia experts at being nasty to the contestants.
Mark Labbett ("The Beast") seems to relish in being nasty, seems to live for it. Meanwhile, James H and Brad Rutter seem to enjoy getting some barbs in at the contestants expense. But Ken seems completely uncomfortable doing it.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||January 25, 2022 4:55 PM|
Speaking of The Chase, they don't vet the contestants very well at all. They're mostly of limited intelligence and of no real competition to the experts. And can't they give the contestants some kind of compensation for being there? 5k at least?
|by Anonymous||reply 276||January 25, 2022 4:58 PM|
[quote]Speaking of The Chase, they don't vet the contestants very well at all. They're mostly of limited intelligence and of no real competition to the experts.
The first problem is that the contestants aren't prepared to be on TV. They get up there and suddenly get stage fright being in the spotlight -- they freeze up on answers they know due to the newness of being on TV.
As for challenging the four experts, no one's ever really be able to do that. The four are now in the business of being trivia experts. They study up on their time off. No amateur is going to be able have the breadth of trivia knowledge the experts have.
[quote]And can't they give the contestants some kind of compensation for being there? 5k at least?
Agreed. At least on Jeopardy, you get $1,000 for landing in last place, even if you stay in the red the whole game.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||January 25, 2022 5:09 PM|
The Chase spends all of their money on the experts. The whole premise is watching contestants get their asses kicked by smug jerks.
If I wanted to watch that, I’d petition for Matt Amodio to come back on Jeopardy. Hell, Amy’s got that smugness down too now.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||January 25, 2022 6:01 PM|
Amy is not smug.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||January 25, 2022 6:13 PM|
Amy is a little smug, R279. You’re just choosing to not see it. Compared to Matt though she’s a delight.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||January 25, 2022 6:24 PM|
Amy is way smug. I don't dislike her, but her smirk on FJ when she knows she has the answer is the dictionary definition of smug.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||January 25, 2022 6:32 PM|
I watched a couple of episodes of The Chase and find it to be a repulsive show.
The entire premise is for smug trivia experts to humiliate the contestants with both their insults and their expert knowledge . And the show doesn't even give them any money for being the object of ridicule.
|by Anonymous||reply 282||January 25, 2022 6:33 PM|
I think she’s just communicating with Ken.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||January 25, 2022 6:34 PM|
Amy's final jeopardy success rate is pretty average. Just need someone to keep her within range going in to final jeopardy. Unfortunately for other contestants, she's brilliant during the first two parts of jeopardy.
This season's tournament of champions should be amazing.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||January 25, 2022 6:58 PM|
Amy's success rate at Final has been rather poor in the past few weeks. Ever since Ken commented on how often she gets Final right.
Prior to that, she was doing exceptionally well in Final.
|by Anonymous||reply 285||January 25, 2022 7:01 PM|
As I've mentioned before, my beef with Amy isn't so much that she smug, but the condescending attitude shift when it's clear challengers are getting off to a good start: "Okay, kids, you've had your fun, but nobody paints Amy into a corner!"
|by Anonymous||reply 286||January 25, 2022 7:11 PM|
They should bring back cute Sam to defend his Tournament of Champions title and provide some eye candy.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||January 25, 2022 7:19 PM|
I'm starting to want Matt to beat [italic]her[/italic] in the TOC!
Final was obvious. Knew Cochise, besmirch and Horse Whisperer.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||January 26, 2022 1:01 AM|
I don't think Matt will have a problem beating Amy, who needs to stop wearing those scoop neck tops.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||January 26, 2022 3:26 AM|
I also think Matt is the favorite to win the TOC.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||January 26, 2022 4:19 AM|
Lots of hard questions, and I misunderstood FJ and guessed coral. I did get besmirch. They need to start recruiting contestants at Mensa to offer Amy some real competition.
|by Anonymous||reply 291||January 26, 2022 5:11 AM|
Matt will wipe the floor with Amy.
|by Anonymous||reply 292||January 26, 2022 7:08 AM|
They'll set the Tournament up so Matt and Amy don't face off until the Finals. I'm not so sure Matt will wipe the floor with her, but we'll see.
I knew Horse Whisperer and besmirch.
Final was quite easy and obvious.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||January 26, 2022 7:27 AM|
R293, Matt's breadth of knowledge is far superior to Amy's.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||January 26, 2022 6:35 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 295||January 26, 2022 7:44 PM|
Matt is exponentially more annoying than Amy.
|by Anonymous||reply 296||January 26, 2022 8:23 PM|
Matt was incredibly robotic. You can’t imagine him eating or fucking or shitting. He acts like he was created in a lab.
And James Holz is a creepy and annoying asshole who is way too impressed with himself. And that stupid thing where he mimed putting in all his chips - I really can’t.
Amy has a sense of humor about life and an inherent kindness that you can’t fake. I’ll take her any day of the week over those other two.
|by Anonymous||reply 297||January 26, 2022 8:30 PM|
R297, Well, now she's available.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||January 26, 2022 8:41 PM|
Thank you, Rhone.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||January 26, 2022 8:44 PM|
R298, what do you mean?
|by Anonymous||reply 300||January 26, 2022 8:45 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 301||January 26, 2022 10:43 PM|
R298 has posted a spoiler.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||January 26, 2022 10:44 PM|
I hope that R298’s post means what it sounds like! If so, Hallelujah!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 303||January 26, 2022 11:00 PM|
[quote] And James Holz is a creepy and annoying asshole who is way too impressed with himself. And that stupid thing where he mimed putting in all his chips - I really can’t.
He really is an asshole. He is so smug on Twitter, I had to stop following him.
I like Amy. She seems like a nice person. I agree Matt was robotic but he also seems nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 304||January 26, 2022 11:04 PM|
I like Amy but I'm sick of her. I hope she loses soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 305||January 26, 2022 11:08 PM|
Today's episode has a spoiler alert from Chicago Tribune on Twitter.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||January 26, 2022 11:10 PM|
Did some asshole really just spoil this?
|by Anonymous||reply 307||January 26, 2022 11:11 PM|
Eat shit, R298.
|by Anonymous||reply 308||January 26, 2022 11:30 PM|
No, she's not, R298. Here's Amy's current GF. The article itself is like a poor translation, but the pic is legit.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||January 27, 2022 12:09 AM|
Even now knowing what R298 disclosed, I have no intention of watching tonight. I’ll pick back up tomorrow so as to minimize Ken’s waxing rhapsodic over the changing of the guard.
|by Anonymous||reply 310||January 27, 2022 12:11 AM|
When Amy began giving network interviews this week, I knew her reign was kaput.
Same thing happened with Matt Amodio. He began giving network interviews and a few nights later he was dethroned.
|by Anonymous||reply 311||January 27, 2022 12:20 AM|
I like Rhone, but see him as a one and done.
|by Anonymous||reply 312||January 27, 2022 12:21 AM|
I don’t know if I can handle seeing those glasses for KORE than a couple of days.
|by Anonymous||reply 313||January 27, 2022 12:58 AM|
I like those glasses.
I also knew Final Jeopardy.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||January 27, 2022 1:00 AM|
For dethroning Amy, he can wear those specs forever! I came up with final at the last minute after having given up.
Amy's gf seems really good looking, almost like she's into sugar mommas? Odd that Amy loves sports stuff as a bullied wimp boy youth.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||January 27, 2022 1:02 AM|
24 hours was all it took. From my fingertips to God's ears!
|by Anonymous||reply 316||January 27, 2022 1:03 AM|
Amy finished with 9/18 correct in FJ this month. It was only a matter of when she would be beat.
Little ole me is 16/18 this month. I’m going to start a GFM on DL for you guys to send me to the Alex Trebec Theater at Sony Studios. I could make a complete ass of myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 317||January 27, 2022 1:14 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 318||January 27, 2022 1:21 AM|
I didn’t think that was a hard FJ, but I guess the answer either pops into your head or it doesn’t.
|by Anonymous||reply 319||January 27, 2022 1:22 AM|
I was checking out his Facebook page and found a pic with him and Alok Vaid-Menon before he went by Alok. He refers to him as DarkMatter.
|by Anonymous||reply 320||January 27, 2022 1:33 AM|
Rhone was a hyperventilating narcissist. He didn't even look over at our Amy to acknowledge graciously her defeat and accomplishment.
Who raised him, who are his people???
He's got no more than three wins.
I missed FJ too, which was stupid, just look at 10 most populated in order geographically - China, India, Pakistan, Indonesia... oh, Bangladesh
|by Anonymous||reply 321||January 27, 2022 3:45 AM|
R298 thanks for the subtle spoiler. Got me to tape the show and see Amy lose.
|by Anonymous||reply 322||January 27, 2022 3:59 AM|
This is a really great exchange. I loved Rhone's reaction to winning. It made me smile.
|by Anonymous||reply 323||January 27, 2022 4:18 AM|
As soon as I logged into DL and saw all the posts in the Jeopardy thread, I knew Amy was losing tonight. I didn't even have to enter the thread for a spoiler.
|by Anonymous||reply 324||January 27, 2022 4:22 AM|
R321 And if he had looked over at her you'd be posting here criticising him for lording over her with his win.
As games go, though, it was a very good one. Particularly because I was sure she'd get that final Jeopardy.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||January 27, 2022 4:26 AM|
Rhone had sperm spewing from his mouth everytime he opened it.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||January 27, 2022 4:34 AM|
Again, Ken goaded Rhone to wager everything on his daily double, setting up the final jeopardy possibility. I'm not a fan of that. I'm not saying Rhone may not have done that on his own, but who knows?
|by Anonymous||reply 327||January 27, 2022 5:21 AM|
Ken didn't goad. He just mentioned the obvious.
What other option was open to Rhone at that point. If he didn't bet big on DD he would certainly lose the game.
|by Anonymous||reply 328||January 27, 2022 5:31 AM|
I thought it was a bit of a goad.
|by Anonymous||reply 329||January 27, 2022 5:44 AM|
Amy has a great thread on Twitter, regarding her last night tonight. There are things not to like about anyone. But I think she's been a great champion. She said she's glad to lose to Rhone and encourages people to keep watching Jeopardy. I wouldn't be surprised if she ends up as some new host of the show. That's not great - but she's better than Smegma magic underpants Jennings. She's says there are a lot of "talks" going on right now. Who knows?
Read the thread. It's full of inside info and a lot of charm.
Jeopardamy is a pretty great handle. She's not gonna end up on that CHASE bullshit, that's for sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 330||January 27, 2022 5:45 AM|
Amy hasn't mastered Twitter yet - her less interrupted thoughts begin here:
|by Anonymous||reply 331||January 27, 2022 5:53 AM|
Goad! Most of the other contestants have seemed content with playing for second place and have wagered conservatively.
|by Anonymous||reply 332||January 27, 2022 6:12 AM|
Yes, and the question is, Why?
Can contestants easily see the other players' scores?
|by Anonymous||reply 333||January 27, 2022 6:20 AM|
Wow, you're dumb R333. Are you knew to the TV show? How would contestants know what to wager if they didn't know their opponents score?
I choose bachelor number.....2. No Whammies!!! I'd like to phone a friend Regis.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||January 27, 2022 6:26 AM|
The word was "easily." Have you been a contestant? Can you fill us in first-hand? Or are you just the usual blowhard? One with the English of a child.
|by Anonymous||reply 335||January 27, 2022 6:55 AM|
"You may have wondered how contestants are able to quickly calculate Daily Double and Final Jeopardy! wagers. From where they stand, there is a scoreboard in their direct line of sight just to the left of the gameboard itself. (The speed of mental math, however, is still entirely in their hands.)"
|by Anonymous||reply 336||January 27, 2022 6:59 AM|
Amy's Tweet says viewers can now root for "another GREAT [capitalization mine] champion."
Let others do the complimenting, Amy.
|by Anonymous||reply 337||January 27, 2022 7:06 AM|
In Amy’s recaps, she said on a number of occasions how easy it is to lose track of the score because of how fast the game moves, focus, nerves, and that you have to turn to look at the board. I saw she squinted at it a lot and she said she did have trouble seeing it and should see an optometrist. So that’s why the host tells the contestant how much everyone has and may also make a remark about the amount to be wagered. They may not be able to do the math quickly under those circumstances.
|by Anonymous||reply 338||January 27, 2022 7:35 AM|
The NYT has an article about her today, but my free articles are up for the month. Anyone want to be a dear and copy and paste it?
|by Anonymous||reply 339||January 27, 2022 7:37 AM|
Amy Schneider had a strange feeling about that day.
It was Nov. 9, and in the first “Jeopardy!” game of the morning, she had surpassed Matt Amodio’s 38-game streak, putting her in second place for the most consecutive wins in the show’s history. She won the next game handily.
But she had reached her goal of beating Amodio, and her next major target — surpassing Ken Jennings’s 74-game record — was far away.
“The fatigue of this taping was really starting to add up,” she said in an interview on Wednesday. “I couldn’t explain it, even to myself, but I just could feel that something was slipping a little bit, however much I tried to fight it.”
Schneider’s gut feeling was correct (as it tends to be). After a dazzling 40-game streak, during which she became the first woman to surpass $1 million in regular-season winnings and then the runner-up to Jennings for most consecutive games won, Schneider ended her reign during Wednesday’s game. She was beaten by Rhone Talsma, who won during Final Jeopardy.
When Schneider met Talsma, a librarian from Chicago wearing neon yellow glasses, her strange feeling about that day intensified. Jennings, who competed in 2004 and now hosts the show on and off, had told her that the person who defeated him came off as friendly and thoroughly unintimidated by him.
“That was definitely true of Rhone,” Schneider said.
If Talsma seemed unintimidated, he said on Wednesday, it was because he had already accepted defeat.
The game was going well for Schneider, but Talsma had noticed that she tended to start with the lower value clues first, so he went for higher value ones first. Then, during Double Jeopardy, Talsma had landed on a Daily Double, giving him a boost.
“I kind of felt like a puppy biting at her ankles the whole time,” Talsma said.
|by Anonymous||reply 340||January 27, 2022 7:45 AM|
Schneider was accustomed to going into Final Jeopardy with her victory already secured. That was not the case this time. Talsma went in with $17,600, and Schneider was just $10,000 ahead of him.
The Final Jeopardy category: Countries of the World. Schneider felt confident about the category, and so did Talsma (geography is his “bread and butter,” he said, and he has childhood memories of studying an Atlas for fun).
The clue: The only nation in the world whose name in English ends in an “H,” it’s also one of the 10 most populous.
In the 30 seconds that the contestants are given to think and write down their responses, Schneider hopped from country to country on a map in her mind. India, no; Pakistan, no; Nepal, no.
“It just wasn’t coming to me,” Schneider said.
Rhone Talsma, who won Wednesday’s “Jeopardy!” game.Credit...via Jeopardy Productions, Inc. Talsma was traveling around a map in his own head, but it wasn’t until the last 10 seconds that he came upon his response: “What is Bangladesh?”
He was correct, but Schneider didn’t write down a response. When she realized that her life-altering streak was over, she felt a mix of emotions: disappointment, of course, but also some relief that she wouldn’t have to keep coming up with amusing anecdotes for the segment after the first commercial break.
“Playing ‘Jeopardy!’ has been the most fun I’ve ever had, and I didn’t want it to end,” she said. “I knew it would sometime, but it was tough to realize that the moment was finally there.”
An engineering manager who lives in Oakland, Calif., Schneider, 42, has known the outcome of her run for more than two months. During that time, she rode the wave of a newly minted game-show celebrity, watching as the world was introduced to her prodigious intellect and, gradually, people started recognizing her on the street.
She freely shared insights into her life (she has a girlfriend named Genevieve and a cat named Meep), stories about her childhood (in eighth grade she was voted most likely to compete on “Jeopardy!”) and shared her secret to success (a lifetime of curiosity). As a transgender woman, she was forced to deal with bigotry online, to which she responded cleverly, but she also got the opportunity to receive heaps of encouraging, affirming comments, including from transgender viewers who were thrilled by her success.
As her streak stretched on, her stats added up to something stunning. According to the show’s numbers for her 40 winning games, of the clues she answered, she was right 95 percent of the time and gave the correct responses for the Daily Double 87 percent of the time.
Because her streak had come so soon after that of Amodio, who lost in October, it prompted hypothesizing among fans of the show and members of the production team about why “Jeopardy!” was seeing an unusual number of streaks. The show’s executive producer, Michael Davies, shared several possible explanations, including the ever-expanding online archive of study materials and a new entrance exam that contestants could take anytime, instead of during particular windows.
|by Anonymous||reply 341||January 27, 2022 7:45 AM|
Her success also came when the long-running game show was in the middle of a rocky transition after the death of its beloved host, Alex Trebek, in 2020. After one failed appointment, the show has yet to name a permanent successor, switching off between Jennings and the sitcom star Mayim Bialik.
Schneider’s life as a star game show contestant could be grueling. She would fly in from Oakland at the beginning of each week and would tape a whole week of “Jeopardy!” — five episodes — each day. When she would return to her hotel, she said, she would just sit and do nothing for an hour or so to give her brain a break.
So when she failed to come up with Bangladesh, that was part of the relief she felt: She could finally get back to normal life, hanging out with her girlfriend and her cat. Now with $1.4 million in winnings.
|by Anonymous||reply 342||January 27, 2022 7:46 AM|
Thank you, R340-342! I appreciate it!
|by Anonymous||reply 343||January 27, 2022 7:52 AM|
love that the lgbt champ streak continues with a new winner
Amy made history but I was sick of her
|by Anonymous||reply 344||January 27, 2022 9:39 AM|
Was that the first time Amy totally blanked on TJ?
|by Anonymous||reply 345||January 27, 2022 12:24 PM|
I liked Amy as a champion and records are made to be broken, so why not her. I just find long running champions boring to watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 346||January 27, 2022 12:57 PM|
I'm surprised she has girlfriend and not a boyfriend. So she's a trans-lesbian?
|by Anonymous||reply 347||January 27, 2022 1:10 PM|
Or, you know, a guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 348||January 27, 2022 1:17 PM|
When I spoke with my mother on the phone last night, one of the first things out of her mouth was "Oh my God, I can't stand his eyeglasses!"
As I felt was clear when Matt started slipping a bit, before his loss, there comes a time when the long-running champ internally decides it's time to go, even though they may not be consciously aware of it. There's really no other explanation for Amy's having Pakistan and Nepal go through her mind after India, but blocking out the obvious Bangladesh like that. My mother, who's not great at geography, got it.
Would I like her as the host? I'd prefer Ken or Mayim, but they seem unable to commit fulltime, so if neither are possibilities, I suppose so...
|by Anonymous||reply 349||January 27, 2022 1:34 PM|
There are lots of trans lesbians, R347.
|by Anonymous||reply 350||January 27, 2022 3:00 PM|
R340, I've commented on this a few times throughout these threads, but I could see that fatigue was interfering with Amy's game at times. She seemed to always overcome it, but I guess it finally got the best of her.
|by Anonymous||reply 351||January 27, 2022 4:01 PM|
There's no studio audience now, is there? Is that canned laughter they're adding in?
|by Anonymous||reply 352||January 27, 2022 4:30 PM|
I stopped reading this thread yesterday after r298 posted his spoiler (BOO to spoilers, even subtle ones). But as the afternoon and evening progressed and I saw the number of new posts in the Jeopardy thread keep going up, I was fairly certain it was because she had lost.
I DVRed the episode, as always, but before I had time to watch it, two different sites I was web surfing had stories on her losing! So much for avoiding a spoiler. But I guess a 40-day champ finally losing is big news.
Was so impressed with Amy. Bravo to her for an incredible run!
Now, I hope Rhone doesn't turn out to be a flash in the pan. Would hate to see Amy's winning streak ended by someone who's just a one-game wonder. But as much as he was hyperventilating after the game, per r323's post game video, I imagine they'd have to delay taping the next game for a long time so he could calm down.
Rhone is one of the most flamboyant winners we've had on Jeopardy, at least that I can remember. But at least we're keeping LGBTQ representation going! But those glasses! Yikes. Maybe I'll get used it them
I had no idea on Final. Figured it was some Asian nation, but don't know my Asian geography that well. But I'm also old enough to remember when Bangladesh was known as East Pakistan.
|by Anonymous||reply 353||January 27, 2022 5:01 PM|
That extra footage showed both Rhone and Amy as gracious good sports. Thanks for posting it!
|by Anonymous||reply 354||January 27, 2022 5:19 PM|
When Amy Schneider’s 40-day “Jeopardy!” winning streak ended, she said she handed out thank you notes to the crew, briefly chatted with other contestants, then excused herself.
“I went in the bathroom, cried for about 30 or 40 seconds, pulled myself together and headed out,” Ms. Schneider said from her sunny apartment in Oakland on Friday.
The way she recounted her defeat mirrored the way she played on “Jeopardy!”: quickly, efficiently and with matter-of-fact warmth.
“It wasn’t just a feeling of sadness, there was a sense of relief,” she added. “It was so exhausting.”
Ms. Schneider’s continued success on the show meant that once her episodes started taping at the end of September, she was competing in five games a day, twice a week for several consecutive weeks, commuting from Oakland to Los Angeles.
By the time she filmed her last episode on Nov. 9, she had taken a demotion at work, used all her paid time off and taken several unpaid days in order to keep her job as a software engineer.
She left the show having won $1,382,800. But as of this week, her check hadn’t arrived yet and Ms. Schneider was still working full time.
“It started airing when I knew that I had done this kind of historic thing and nobody else knew anything about it,” she said.
Now, people know. Ms. Schneider surpassed Matt Amodio’s 38-day streak, leaving her behind only Ken Jennings, who won 74 consecutive games in 2004.
She was a virtuoso in terms of accuracy and speed, but unlike Mr. Amodio, her style of play was traditional. Ms. Schneider favored playing a single category vertically from the lowest to highest score rather than playing across the lucrative bottom row, a style popularized by James Holzhauer, who won $2,464,216 during his 32-game streak in 2019. Ms. Schneider didn’t bounce around the board looking for Daily Doubles in the style of previous contestants like Chuck Forrest and Arthur Chu. And her wagers tended to be conservative.
Her strategy paid off. Ms. Schneider left the show as the highest-winning woman in the show’s history. She’s already a legend among both “Jeopardy!” fans and former contestants.
“The depth and breadth of her knowledge are remarkable,” said Terry Wolfisch Cole, one of the 82 contestants who competed against Ms. Schneider during her run on the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 355||January 27, 2022 5:22 PM|
Part 2 on NYT article:
On the day I met Ms. Schneider, she had already given three interviews. If she was tired of speaking to reporters, she didn’t let it show.
She greeted me wearing an oxblood dress with big white polka dots from Anthropologie that revealed a large tattoo on her left arm of the titular character from L. Frank Baum’s novel “The Ozma of Oz.” Ozma has special significance for Ms. Schneider. “When she was an infant, she was kidnapped and enchanted by an evil sorceress and raised as a boy,” she said.
“And then the enchantment was lifted and she was revealed to be the beautiful princess she was all along,” Ms. Schneider said.
In lieu of her signature pearls, she wore a necklace that depicted the Star, one of her favorite tarot cards. The necklace was a gift from her girlfriend, Genevieve Davis, 25, who is from Oakland and works as a nanny. The night they met, Ms. Schneider gave Ms. Davis a tarot reading. Ms. Schneider describes herself as an atheist who doesn’t believe in the occult or the supernatural but, as she said, “It’s not a queer meet cute if there’s not tarot.”
Ms. Schneider came to tarot via her ex-wife, who introduced her to Rachel Pollack’s book “78 Degrees of Wisdom.” Tarot would have been out of the question when she was growing up in Dayton, Ohio. Catholicism was very important to her family, and Ms. Schneider struggled with her faith when she was younger.
She recounted one moment in 2002 when she had driven with her brother and two cousins to Toronto to see Pope John Paul II for World Youth Day. Ms. Schneider agreed to the trip in part to avoid telling her mother that she no longer considered herself Catholic.
They waited in a field the night before to secure their spots but had neglected to bring tents or camping gear. As they tried to sleep, it started to rain. Then liturgical music started blaring over the sound system.
This time became a benchmark for Ms. Schneider. “Whenever it gets bad, I think, ‘I’m not lying in a field in the rain,’” she said.
Since her transition in 2017, Ms. Schneider said that she’s made a point to say yes to new experiences. “Because there was so much that I denied myself for so long, I’ll give anything a shot now.”
That included dabbling in stand-up comedy, piercing her nose and entering a new relationship, her first since she separated from her wife in 2016.
Now 42, Ms. Schneider is enamored of her new girlfriend. The two women openly gush about each other, share inside jokes and dote on their black longhaired cat, Meep, whose toys were scattered across their living room floor. (In case you needed further proof that Ms. Schneider is a cat person, she scrubs her dishes with cat-shaped sponges and cuts her vegetables on a cat-shaped cutting board.)
“I’ve had two serious relationships in my life, and this is the second,” Ms. Schneider said. “When I met the woman who became my wife, I had never even kissed anyone and I was 25.”
|by Anonymous||reply 356||January 27, 2022 5:25 PM|
Part 3 of NYT article
There is an unfortunate pattern of “Jeopardy!” alums — particularly women — being targeted online after their appearances. Former contestants have recounted incidents that included insults, creepy messages and outright threats.
To prepare for this, Ms. Schneider followed the guidance offered to all new contestants by the show’s producers, including locking down her social media accounts. She also created the public-facing @Jeopardamy Instagram and Twitter accounts. Still, these precautions didn’t prevent harassment online.
So far, she has mostly ignored the vitriol directed at her, or responded with sarcasm, as she did in a “thank you” tweet she posted on New Year’s Eve.
Several weeks ago, Ms. Schneider was robbed at gunpoint in the lobby of her apartment building. She was not physically harmed and stressed that she doesn’t think the incident was related to her appearance on “Jeopardy!” Still, it’s not her favorite thing to talk about.
“I tweeted about it, and so it was public, and that’s on me,” she said. “But to have people in my life find out about this thing that happened to me by seeing a news article was a slightly unsettling thing to happen.”
When she was preparing to compete, Ms. Schneider had to decide how she wanted to look. She brought along a favorite pink blazer and made a few trips to Target and Nordstrom Rack. She said she “overpacked” jewelry, but after she won a few games in the pearls she thought audiences might like it if she continued with a signature accessory.
She also considered how she wanted to sound.
“I’ve got a more feminine voice when I really want to, and I’d sort of been planning on using that voice on TV,” she said. But she ultimately decided that consciously altering her voice could affect her gameplay and chose to speak in her usual register. She’s proud of that decision.
“Trans women watching can see me with my voice as it is and see me being OK with it,” she said.
Her voice had once been a source of dysphoria for Ms. Schneider, but now she is considering turning it into a career. She recently signed with the talent agency CAA and said that she’s interested in voice acting.
She is also weighing a return to podcasting. She and her ex-wife used to co-host a “Downton Abbey” podcast, and she hosted a show about “Moby-Dick” and a tarot podcast called “These Are Just Cards.”
“Jeopardy!” forbids contestants to appear on other game shows for six months after they are on the show, but after that Ms. Schneider is also open to more game show appearances, which could be well suited to her preternatural response time.
She practiced for “Jeopardy!” using click pens and said she didn’t know she had a gift for buzzing in until she was on the show. This fact will no doubt frustrate many contestants, some of whom train with special buzzers, designed to mimic those used in the “Jeopardy!” studios, to shave milliseconds from their buzzes.
On Friday, Ms. Schneider went to the Heart and Dagger Saloon in Oakland to watch herself play. She settled onto a bar stool to order a sauvignon blanc and a pack of Parliament Lights.
Another customer asked a bartender if the TV would be tuned to the Warriors game. “No, we’re watching ‘Jeopardy!’” the bartender replied, nodding to Ms. Schneider. The man lit up when he recognized the champion sitting next to him. “Unbelievable! Cheers!” he said, toasting her. Moments later, a bearded man sitting next to him leaned over and asked, “You got robbed?”
Ms. Schneider smiled and nodded. “Yeah, I got robbed.”
Over the course of the show’s 30 minutes, two patrons sent free drinks, which were happily accepted by Ms. Schneider.
|by Anonymous||reply 357||January 27, 2022 5:28 PM|
Part 4 of NYT article
After watching herself win $25,000 in Final Jeopardy, Ms. Schneider went to the bar’s patio with Ms. Davis and their friend Hilary Hays.
Ms. Hays manages the @Jeopardamy Instagram account. “I was like, ‘Let’s get you on Instagram and get you some free stuff!’” Ms. Hays said, using an expletive.
The Instagram account features a collection of portraits courtesy of the show that are remarkably similar. Ms. Schneider is almost always framed identically, smiling in front of the show’s blue set, head tilted, pearls around her neck. Her clothing is conservative, and the captions are direct: “Day 32: I’ve worn this blouse a few times now and who doesn’t enjoy a good find from @target?”
“I would have no interest if anyone else did it, but apparently people like it,” Ms. Schneider said of the account, which has more than 25,000 followers. Ms. Hays said celebrities, including Kelly Osbourne, Molly Shannon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Amy Schumer, have sent her DMs.
If the goal was to get free stuff, it seemed to be working. The following day, Ms. Schneider went to Nordstrom in San Francisco to shop for clothes with a stylist courtesy of the store. She was on the lookout for something to wear to April’s GLAAD Media Awards, at which she would be honored.
After settling on a haul that included a navy Alex Evenings gown, a blue and tan floral print dress by Maggy London, Marc Fisher pumps with a chunky heel and some jewelry, Ms. Schneider’s tab exceeded the $2,000 she had been given.
But when the cashier ran her credit card, her bank flagged the transaction as potentially fraudulent. The irony of having a credit card problem after having won more than a million dollars was not lost on Ms. Schneider, but there was little time to dwell on the matter.
She was already late for a free hair coloring appointment across town.
|by Anonymous||reply 358||January 27, 2022 5:30 PM|
Thank you, R355-358! I enjoyed the article!
|by Anonymous||reply 359||January 27, 2022 5:54 PM|
Again, Matt Amodio's breadth of knowledge is greater than Amy's and Amy realizes that.
His knowledge is extraordinary, Amy's is limited.
Amy just so happened to be pitted against some incredibly weak opponents, day after day.
|by Anonymous||reply 360||January 27, 2022 6:13 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 361||January 27, 2022 6:14 PM|
This NY Times article from a few weeks ago gives insights into recent winning streaks
‘Jeopardy!’ Keeps Seeing Winning Streaks. Champions Ponder Why.
When Amy Schneider became the fourth contestant in the history of “Jeopardy!” to surpass $1 million in winnings in regular-season play on Friday, she extended her winning streak to 28 games.
It was a remarkable milestone for Schneider, who last month became the woman with the most consecutive wins on the program.
Her victory came as long winning streaks have grown more common on “Jeopardy!” — there even seem to be streaks of streaks. Earlier this season Matt Amodio won 38 consecutive games, the second-longest run in the show’s history. The player who beat him, Jonathan Fisher, ended up winning 11 games in a row, a rare feat in itself.
Since “Jeopardy!” got rid of a rule in 2003 that had limited contestants to no more than five wins in a row, only a dozen contestants have managed to win 10 or more games in a row. Half of the dozen, or six streaks, have occurred in the past five years, while half of those six have been this season.
The winning streaks have provided some welcome excitement, and ratings boosts, for a show that has struggled to choose a permanent replacement for Alex Trebek, its beloved longtime host, who died in November 2020. But they have also raised new questions.
Is this trend simply a result of chance? Are contestants getting better at prepping — have they learned to game the game? Is this a case of improvement over time, much in the same way that top runners and swimmers are able to best the records set by their predecessors? Could the clues possibly be getting easier?
“Behind the scenes we’ve spent a lot of time discussing whether this is some kind of ‘new normal’ or whether we’ve just had an unusual windfall of brilliant ‘Jeopardy!’ players,” Michael Davies, the show’s executive producer, wrote in an email.
He discounted the notion that the clues could be getting easier.
“I actually think the show may be getting harder,” Davies wrote, noting that the subject matter covers an ever-wider range of material. “Let’s face it, so few people read the same books anymore or watch the same TV shows. And we have massively diversified the history, cultural and pop cultural material we expect our players to compete over.”
|by Anonymous||reply 362||January 27, 2022 6:20 PM|
2nd part of NY Times article on winning streaks
Theories abound about the show’s recent run of big winners. In interviews and emails, several recent champions and people who write about “Jeopardy!” and study it obsessively offered their thoughts.
The writers and producers behind the show have talked about several possible explanations, Davies wrote, including that contestants now have access to a wealth of online resources (including a fan-generated website called J! Archive, which Schneider relied on to prepare, that includes clues dating back to the 1980s).
Andy Saunders, who runs the website The Jeopardy! Fan, has started to run the numbers and believes the trend may be significant beyond this particular moment. In a blog post on Friday, Saunders wrote that the average streak length started increasing in the season spanning 2010 and 2011, which he suggested could be the result of more intensive preparation on the part of contestants.
Some point to the influence of one star player: James Holzhauer, a professional sports bettor who won 32 games in 2019 and continues to hold the record for the most money won in a single game.
Holzhauer’s strategy — to start with the high-value clues, hunt for the Daily Doubles and make risky wagers — proved to be a winning one for him, and some contestants took note. Amodio, for example, said he copied Holzhauer’s approach of starting with the large money clues at the bottom of the board. But Schneider has done the opposite, taking a more traditional approach that she called a “reaction against James Holzhauer.”
Holzhauer’s take on the current trend? A product of chance.
“People always assume everything is a paradigm shift,” Holzhauer wrote in an email, “when it’s actually fairly normal for results to occasionally cluster.”
One theory holds that the pandemic may have played a role, causing delays that increased the lead time — and potentially the study time — contestants had after they had been invited to compete on the show.
“You had a whole bunch of people who knew they were going to be on the show and could spend a whole bunch of extra time preparing,” Saunders noted.
Amodio and Schneider were two of those people. Amodio, a Ph.D. student in computer science at Yale, was initially scheduled to compete in April 2020 but because of pandemic cancellations, started taping a year later than originally planned.
In that time, Amodio said in an interview, he focused on boning up on pop culture, a weak area of knowledge for him. He listened to pop music he had not heard before (discovering Dua Lipa in the process) and watched samples of a broad swath of current television (including “The Good Place,” which earned him the correct response to a $1000 clue in his 13th game).
Schneider was invited onto the show in fall 2020, but the taping was delayed and she didn’t compete until about a year later, giving her more time to practice with the clues from previous games and correct gaps in her knowledge (“like forgetting which Brontë sister was which,” she said).
But she said in an interview that she was skeptical that the extra study time was a significant factor. She views a well-prepared contestant as someone who has long been an intellectually curious person — not someone who crams before the test. “You just have to live a life where you’re learning stuff all the time,” she said.
Fisher, who beat Amodio, had little time to prepare: There was only about a week between his getting the call inviting him to appear on the show and his arrival at the studio.
|by Anonymous||reply 363||January 27, 2022 6:22 PM|
3rd part of NY Times article
Still another explanation being considered is the recent increase in applicants. Shortly before the pandemic hit, the show introduced a new entrance test that would-be contestants can take at any time, rather than limiting it to particular times. In a recent article for The Ringer exploring the trend in streaks, Claire McNear reported that before the new exam was introduced, “Jeopardy!” had about 70,000 applicants each year; with the new exam, it gets an average of about 125,000 a year.
The show has also replaced regional in-person follow-up rounds with virtual rounds, a change that Cory Anotado, a game-show journalist who will appear on the show as a contestant this week, views as an important factor.
“When you lower the barrier of entry, a lot of times you get better results,” he said.
The string of successes comes at a time of upheaval for “Jeopardy!” The search for someone to succeed Trebek devolved into controversy after McNear reported that the chosen successor, Mike Richards, had made offensive comments about women on his podcast several years earlier (Richards stepped down from the hosting role then left the show entirely). Ken Jennings — who holds the record for the longest streak since winning 74 games in 2004 — and the sitcom actress Mayim Bialik have shared hosting duties since, but the show has put off officially naming a permanent host for the regular season.
McNear, the author of a 2020 history of the show called “Answers in the Form of Questions,” wrote in the article that the elimination of the five-day cap in 2003 had been “an explicit ploy by then-executive producer Harry Friedman to drum up interest in the show,” and noted that the show’s ratings have been up this season compared to last season.
Asked if it was possible for the show to try to engineer streaks by, say, pitting champions against weaker opponents, Davies said, “I can assure you that that isn’t the case.”
He said that a diverse pool of contestants is selected for every taping and that an outside compliance agency randomly selects which games they will play in and in which order.
It is also hard to predict how well a contestant might do based on what’s on paper. One element that is critical to a “Jeopardy!” streak is not related to knowledge or information recall but skill at using the buzzer in the specific environment of the studio.
As a defending champion, Schneider said she quickly learned that she had a significant advantage over newcomers because she was already comfortable and quick with the device.
“Now that I’ve been on a streak of my own,” she said, “I’m almost surprised that it hasn’t happened more often.”
|by Anonymous||reply 364||January 27, 2022 6:23 PM|
I still maintain that from Matt through Amy it has something to do with covid weakening the available contestant pool, at least to some extent.
|by Anonymous||reply 365||January 27, 2022 6:51 PM|
Matt & Amy were both awesome at geography, but both finally lost on geography questions.
|by Anonymous||reply 366||January 27, 2022 7:10 PM|
Can't believe the NYT calls Amy "the most successful woman" to compete on the show.
Once again, actual women and their record accomplishments are dismissed by a deluded male and a misogynistic society.
|by Anonymous||reply 367||January 27, 2022 10:42 PM|
R350, Sure, that's their terminology. But Amy Schneider and the Captain's Lady are NOT sisters under the skin.
|by Anonymous||reply 368||January 27, 2022 10:46 PM|
I bow to any of you that gets today’s FJ correct. One of the toughest I’ve seen, aided by a somewhat misleading clue. I went down a path that wasn’t even close.
|by Anonymous||reply 369||January 27, 2022 11:42 PM|
I guessed "Kennedy" for FJ and didn't recognize the correct answer.
|by Anonymous||reply 370||January 27, 2022 11:52 PM|
The answer wasn’t really obscure R370, but the clue really led you to a famous wealthy businessman, which wasn’t the case at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 371||January 28, 2022 12:07 AM|
Got Final right away as well as these they missed: gondolas, French Lick. Pearl Buck, marital status (and one where I can't read my own scrawl).
Poor cute Rhone! We wanted to see more from him.
|by Anonymous||reply 372||January 28, 2022 1:01 AM|
Yeah R372, those three missed a lot of questions…some pretty easy ones. The clue has Venice in it, and nobody says gondola?? It was pretty ugly there for a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 373||January 28, 2022 1:53 AM|
Oh and I’m impressed you got FJ right R372.
|by Anonymous||reply 374||January 28, 2022 1:55 AM|
FJ was extremely difficult, and I agree that the clue was somewhat misleading.
But gondolas certainly wasn’t. Shocked that none of them could get that.
|by Anonymous||reply 375||January 28, 2022 2:46 AM|
I was surprised no one got gondola as well.
I was even more surprised Glasses Guy didn't know the Bette Midler answer.
|by Anonymous||reply 376||January 28, 2022 2:50 AM|
Yep, I thought that was one the hardest FJ's in a long time.
So Amy was beaten by a pretty mediocre player.... as it turns out.
|by Anonymous||reply 377||January 28, 2022 4:12 AM|
I guessed Gilbert Stuart for FJ only because I couldn't think of anyone else.
Rhone will now become a trivia question.
Amazed that no one knew Bette Midler.
|by Anonymous||reply 378||January 28, 2022 4:47 AM|
I had no idea for FJ. It seems Stuart did make a fortune back in America, but then lost it all and was buried in an unmarked grave because he'd died with so many debts.
|by Anonymous||reply 379||January 28, 2022 5:32 AM|
Same as r378.
|by Anonymous||reply 380||January 28, 2022 6:28 AM|
I went in the correct direction---making a likeness of Washington---but could then only think of money instead of painting.
|by Anonymous||reply 381||January 28, 2022 6:43 AM|
Frustrating game with all the missed clues that were so obvious. I knew Bette Midler, gondolas, Pearl S. Buck.
Had no earthly idea on Final. Couldn't even begin to guess.
Disappointing to know Amy was beaten by a one-game wonder. However, I suspect Rhone was still in shock from having beaten her and likely would have done better if they'd given him more time to let it sink in.
I wonder how much time they gave them between his winning the Wednesday game and the start of the taping of the Thursday game. Typically, its about 20 minutes between tapings.
|by Anonymous||reply 382||January 28, 2022 9:10 AM|
Only 20 minutes to change clothes?
Truly amazed Rhone missed Midler, since he chose the musical theater category.
Has anyone heard of "Rhone" as a first name? Maybe a nickname?
|by Anonymous||reply 383||January 28, 2022 1:06 PM|
I think all three contestants were thrown off by taping so soon after Amy's defeat. I suspect everyone in the studio was in shock that Amy lost and it affected all the contestants.
Everyone did poorly in the Jeopardy round. Look how many clues they missed and how low the scores were at the end of the round. Rhone did poorly and we know he's capable of better since we saw him play on Wednesday. Similarly, Carrie was missing a lot of simple questions. Ditto Chris.
I have no idea how long they waited after Amy's losing game before they taped the next game, but the shock of Amy losing likely was felt throughout the studio by the staff as well as the contestants.
|by Anonymous||reply 384||January 28, 2022 4:42 PM|
Don't overthink: not so much that Rhone was a whizkid, as that it was Amy's time to go. He was a decent player, but not outstanding.
[quote] Yep, I thought that was one the hardest FJ's in a long time.
Finals are what they are... there are times where you all assert how obvious one was, when I had no idea (not all homos are up on film and theater ones).
|by Anonymous||reply 385||January 28, 2022 7:17 PM|
R385, Then they're not card carrying homos.
|by Anonymous||reply 386||January 28, 2022 8:13 PM|
More bad play tonight, but fairly easy FJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 387||January 29, 2022 12:16 AM|