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Jeopardy! #30: New Champs Emerge Each Day

Continue the discussion of each day's Jeopardy! game here

by Anonymousreply 498June 28, 2022 7:51 AM

Link to the previous thread.

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by Anonymousreply 1May 16, 2022 4:30 PM

OP, Mattea would have come up with a better title.

by Anonymousreply 2May 16, 2022 5:21 PM

Thanks for the !

by Anonymousreply 3May 16, 2022 7:58 PM

Has Amy shaved her upper lip yet?

by Anonymousreply 4May 17, 2022 2:13 PM

I like Ryan and hope he sticks around for awhile.

by Anonymousreply 5May 17, 2022 7:44 PM

"Collins's" Oh, dear. R430 from #29

So meta when you can Oh, dear an Oh, dear. 🙄

by Anonymousreply 6May 17, 2022 9:11 PM

Ryan's a gentle giant. Looking for some more wins.

by Anonymousreply 7May 17, 2022 10:48 PM

FJ was easy.

by Anonymousreply 8May 17, 2022 11:59 PM

Someone on the Jeopardy! writing staff has a definite Jack Kerouac fixation.

by Anonymousreply 9May 18, 2022 12:33 AM

Glad that Ryan won again. He would appear to be the very definition of self-effacing.

by Anonymousreply 10May 18, 2022 1:01 AM

I love Ryan.

by Anonymousreply 11May 18, 2022 1:26 AM

Ryan is a delight, we should all be so lucky to have an Uber driver so steeped in trivia!

by Anonymousreply 12May 18, 2022 2:38 AM

r9, a Kerouac fixation or just doesn't know a lot of books!

by Anonymousreply 13May 18, 2022 2:38 AM

Maybe Ryan is a writer or artist who drives a car to give himself a lot of flex time.

Sweet stories about the kittens.

by Anonymousreply 14May 18, 2022 2:40 AM

Jack Kerouac, Toni Morrison, and T.S. Eliot all seem to pop up a lot. Go Ryan!

by Anonymousreply 15May 18, 2022 3:54 AM

So does Macbeth, Henry VIII and Richard III.

by Anonymousreply 16May 18, 2022 5:36 AM

Australian states popped up for the second time in two weeks on the island category.

by Anonymousreply 17May 18, 2022 8:40 AM

Is t.s. short for tough. shit.?

by Anonymousreply 18May 18, 2022 10:21 AM

I want that big bear Ryan to go all grizzly on my mussy.

by Anonymousreply 19May 18, 2022 10:25 AM

^^ First and last time “mussy” shows up in a Jeopardy thread, please.

by Anonymousreply 20May 18, 2022 11:44 AM

We all love a champ who we can all love. Go Ryan!!!

by Anonymousreply 21May 18, 2022 2:03 PM

Again, sex with Ryan would be like getting fucked by Thanos.

by Anonymousreply 22May 18, 2022 3:18 PM

More accurately, a champion who is so bland that no one can hate him.

by Anonymousreply 23May 18, 2022 3:33 PM

Given his size, I have to wonder if any young females have been apprehensive about getting into his Uber vehicle if they're alone, especially late at night.

by Anonymousreply 24May 18, 2022 4:56 PM

Mamma would get into the back seat and spread her mussy and tell him to drive! Mamma like!

by Anonymousreply 25May 18, 2022 11:55 PM

Guessed final correctly, though starting the song with "I'm Holly" sounds weird. They didn't know about Champaign-Urbana or St. Vincent and the Grenadines, nor that Gouda and Edam are the Dutch cheese cities?

Disliked the challengers, so a rare time where I was fine with a runaway.

by Anonymousreply 26May 19, 2022 12:02 AM

Audrey had a very pleasing voice and manner. But I was happy that Ryan won again.

by Anonymousreply 27May 19, 2022 12:17 AM

Would a young straight man know the answer to FJ?

by Anonymousreply 28May 19, 2022 2:48 AM

Mayim really likes her houndstooth blazers, doesn't she?

by Anonymousreply 29May 19, 2022 4:12 AM

Ryan is a huge fat pig. He must stink down there.

by Anonymousreply 30May 19, 2022 5:46 AM

Ryan is very good at TV trivia.

by Anonymousreply 31May 19, 2022 5:48 AM

Good game. Final was easy.

I'm liking Ryan more and more.

by Anonymousreply 32May 19, 2022 7:06 AM

R31 Not just Ryan. It's always a surprise so many Jeopardy contestants seem to have nothing better to do with lives than watch TV all night.

by Anonymousreply 33May 19, 2022 6:15 PM

Hi, Mattea at R30.

by Anonymousreply 34May 19, 2022 6:19 PM

So, Ryan made it into the TOC. Props to him for getting FJ, which was challenging.

Bradford’s cute, but, according to FB, straight.

by Anonymousreply 35May 20, 2022 12:00 AM

None of them could recognize a picture of a samovar? Nor had heard of a biro? Devil's Island (guess Papillion isn't classic), KL Tower and Ford seemed obvious to me. Got Final as well.

Disliked the challengers again, so You Go Ryan!

by Anonymousreply 36May 20, 2022 12:03 AM

I guessed The Lighthouse at Alexandria for FJ but Ryan knew it was The Hanging Gardens at Babylon. Impressive.

by Anonymousreply 37May 20, 2022 12:05 AM

Ryan has bumped Margaret Shelton to last place in the TOC standings 😟

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by Anonymousreply 38May 20, 2022 1:14 AM

I'm trying to imagine Ryan naked.

by Anonymousreply 39May 20, 2022 1:16 AM

Nice fist bump from Bradford to Ryan at the end.

by Anonymousreply 40May 20, 2022 1:17 AM

Philly fist bump. I guessed Colossus, like Bradford. Margaret and Ryan are my favorites so far for the TOC.

Ryan's son made the beads he had on.

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by Anonymousreply 41May 20, 2022 3:53 AM

Guess we know Ryan didn't go to Harvard.

by Anonymousreply 42May 20, 2022 9:56 PM

Ryans asshole must stink. He’s too fat to wipe down there. Fact.

by Anonymousreply 43May 20, 2022 10:09 PM

“The Ural” and “Lake Volga” had me howling!

by Anonymousreply 44May 21, 2022 12:00 AM

Li-Mae reminded me of Iola Boylan.

by Anonymousreply 45May 21, 2022 12:01 AM

I really thought Li-Mae was going to win the game before they went into DJ. Ryan seemed slow and lethargic until the 14 minute mark.

by Anonymousreply 46May 21, 2022 12:53 AM

I think the pressure of filming 5 shows in a day sometimes hits a contestant who has to keep turning it on after however long they give for breaks in between. It took Ryan about 3 or 4 categories to get going, but he did seem a bit lethargic up to that time today. He's very smart, but the other part of the game is hitting the buzzer first the semi-second after the host reads the last syllable of the last word in the clue. (How does that work with visual Daily Doubles without words to read -- can they ring in early)?

by Anonymousreply 47May 21, 2022 12:59 AM

or just visual clues in general -- like music performances, etc.

by Anonymousreply 48May 21, 2022 1:00 AM

Good question, r47, r48.

I also don't really get how the buzzer responses can be measured to the miliseconds. How was that ever done in the 1960s when the game was invented and the technology (most likely) not there yet?

by Anonymousreply 49May 21, 2022 1:30 AM

R49 Milliseconds have actually been around for some time. Look e.g. at reaction time studies in the '60s.

by Anonymousreply 50May 21, 2022 2:05 AM

He must have been tired to say Harvard is in New Hampshire.

by Anonymousreply 51May 21, 2022 2:12 AM

But not too tired to buzz in. For someone with as much obscure knowledge as he has, that answer was inexplcable.

by Anonymousreply 52May 21, 2022 2:24 AM

He could have just zoned out and buzzed in only having mentally registered "Ivy League" (a little like when you're not paying attention in class and the teacher calls on you).

by Anonymousreply 53May 21, 2022 3:57 AM

That's why I suspect he's not going far in ToC. It's hard, but you have to stay focused 100 percent and not let your mind wander. That was always Ken's strong point.

by Anonymousreply 54May 21, 2022 4:02 AM

Ryan got questions about gout and diabetes. Totally not fair.

by Anonymousreply 55May 21, 2022 8:50 AM

Some people in Jeopardy! forums are referring to him as a super champion. Is anyone who’s won five times considered a super champion? I thought they’d have to win more than that.

by Anonymousreply 56May 21, 2022 3:06 PM

You need glasses - they were saying [bold]sumo[/bold] champion.

by Anonymousreply 57May 21, 2022 5:21 PM

Ryan is a bore. No energy.

by Anonymousreply 58May 22, 2022 6:54 PM

Not a fan of the Guamanian. Is this the new Bookish Ryan? What does Cámaro have to do with car and driver? Kind of obscure.

Guessed PTSD as well - few people under 65 have had polio.

by Anonymousreply 59May 24, 2022 12:13 AM

Ryan got a haircut.

by Anonymousreply 60May 24, 2022 12:19 AM

I guessed FJ after I was able to remember what disease Mitch McConnell had that turned him all ugly and tortoise-like.

by Anonymousreply 61May 24, 2022 12:22 AM

I guessed since the vast majority of the survivors are old, it is a once common disease no longer common—polio.

by Anonymousreply 62May 24, 2022 12:37 AM

Ryan's low energy is bringing me down....even when he wins.

by Anonymousreply 63May 24, 2022 1:10 AM

Mayim is providing enough chirpy for two.

by Anonymousreply 64May 24, 2022 1:16 AM

Someone please explain Camaro.

by Anonymousreply 65May 24, 2022 1:39 AM

Is your google broken, R65? If you search definition camaro, here is the first return.

The name Camaro was reportedly derived from Heath's French and English Dictionary as a term that translated to "friend" or "comrade."

by Anonymousreply 66May 24, 2022 2:38 AM

I'm tired of hearing Ryan breathe.

by Anonymousreply 67May 24, 2022 3:40 AM

R67, He won't live to see the young son who made the necklace graduate high school.

Ryan must weigh in around 350#.

by Anonymousreply 68May 24, 2022 7:28 AM

I guessed final correctly, as well as getting the following: Elbe river, 54 40 or Fight, (homo) Shep Smith and NW Territory. I was hoping for the lady to pull it out, but... nah.

by Anonymousreply 69May 25, 2022 12:00 AM

I really liked Ryan initially, but he is becoming so deadpan, he displays the enthusiasm of a zombie.

Sometimes I think they should put a mirror under his nose to see if it mists up.

by Anonymousreply 70May 25, 2022 12:29 AM

First the flapping hands were a problem, now it's not enough movement. Are. you folks never satisfied?

by Anonymousreply 71May 25, 2022 1:29 AM

Amy was like a great blend of Ryan and Mattea — enthusiasm without the flapping hands, and humility without the sleepy-eyed lethargy and labored breathing. Great hybrid energy. Tournament of Champs should be very exciting this year.

To say nothing of my favorite long-haul champ, Matt Amorim, who I hope wins all the marbles at ToC!

by Anonymousreply 72May 25, 2022 1:37 AM

R72, Who?

by Anonymousreply 73May 25, 2022 1:42 AM

I almost guessed Bruce, but daftly switched to Wallace.

by Anonymousreply 74May 25, 2022 3:42 AM

R72 No, we need a cross between Roger Craig and Julia Collins.

by Anonymousreply 75May 25, 2022 4:18 AM

All three should have gotten FJ. I don't know what the woman was thinking, how'd she get on the show.

by Anonymousreply 76May 25, 2022 11:58 PM

Would have been happy to swap Ryan for the dreamy Kris Olson. I could listen to his deep voice for a very long time.

But, alas, it was not to be. Plus, he didn’t appear to have the breadth of knowledge to sustain him over several shows.

by Anonymousreply 77May 25, 2022 11:59 PM

I was lusting after Kris the entire time. Can you imagine him fucking you and using that deep, masculine voice to talk dirty? I would die. Swoon.

by Anonymousreply 78May 26, 2022 1:03 AM

I'm finding I get tired of a multi-episode winner no matter who they are. And I prefer games with close calls and surprising outcomes.

by Anonymousreply 79May 26, 2022 1:49 AM

R79 Should have gone to a ten-game limit after Ken's run. Bit late now.

by Anonymousreply 80May 26, 2022 1:58 AM

Have you noticed that Ryan's glasses fog up while he's just standing there? (Sigh)

by Anonymousreply 81May 26, 2022 2:53 AM

Ryan really thought Fanny Brice died in 1989?

FJ was so easy, it was embarrassing not to guess it.

Kris must have students throwing themselves at him left and right.

by Anonymousreply 82May 26, 2022 3:04 AM

The one thing that annoys me about Ryan is that before he makes his selection he always say ah.... as in, ah, Flags for $200.

by Anonymousreply 83May 26, 2022 3:08 AM

I thought it was a missed opportunity for someone to choose the "Flags" category and say it was in honor of Sheldon and Amy Farah Fowler's "Fun With Flags" cable tv show.

by Anonymousreply 84May 26, 2022 5:35 AM

Sheldon and Amy Farah Fowler Cooper, that is.

by Anonymousreply 85May 26, 2022 5:36 AM

Ryan is dull.

by Anonymousreply 86May 26, 2022 10:25 AM

Also, Ryan mutters the "question" part of his answer so lowly that he should be disqualified.

by Anonymousreply 87May 26, 2022 1:02 PM

The “ah” thing seems like part of labored breathing, along with muttering the question.

by Anonymousreply 88May 26, 2022 1:36 PM

I’m becoming less and less impressed with Ryan. He runs tv and movie categories, but then gives some really stupid answers. I like the guy’s personality and modesty, but he is the weakest five plus game winner the show has ever had. To not get polio or Bruce this week in FJ is kind of embarrassing. He will get crushed by the monster that is Mattea in TOC.

by Anonymousreply 89May 26, 2022 10:48 PM

I knew final immediately.

by Anonymousreply 90May 26, 2022 11:58 PM

Another fucking runaway with multitudes of incorrect answers, while Matt mops the sweat off his brow. Weak and boring.

by Anonymousreply 91May 27, 2022 12:01 AM

I guessed Baltic & Mediterranean. Strange game.

by Anonymousreply 92May 27, 2022 3:48 AM

I don't think Ryan is acting. He's not in good shape. Indeed, he sometimes looks like he needs oxygen. Give him credit for persevering this far.

by Anonymousreply 93May 27, 2022 4:10 AM

He seems like he has a lot of anxiety, and if so, that would could make his breathing issues more pronounced.

by Anonymousreply 94May 27, 2022 4:19 AM

Who thinks he's acting?

by Anonymousreply 95May 27, 2022 7:48 AM

He may not live to the TOC.

by Anonymousreply 96May 27, 2022 7:53 AM

I believe from the way he answered a question he's diabetic.

by Anonymousreply 97May 27, 2022 12:51 PM

He's morbidly obese, how could he not be diabetic?

by Anonymousreply 98May 27, 2022 12:54 PM

I also feel the stress of doing show after show is wearing him down.

by Anonymousreply 99May 27, 2022 2:35 PM

Taping five shows in row for two days is a rigorous schedule for someone so overweight.

by Anonymousreply 100May 27, 2022 6:59 PM

It's time Jeopardy doubled the value of all the clues, what with inflation and all.

by Anonymousreply 101May 27, 2022 7:21 PM

It's time to let the losing two contestants keep what they earned and not $2K or $1K

by Anonymousreply 102May 27, 2022 8:40 PM

Ryan was definitely fading.

by Anonymousreply 103May 27, 2022 8:43 PM

I thought for once Ryan might lose but FJ Sports and Entertainment was something I figured he'd get right and he did.

by Anonymousreply 104May 27, 2022 11:59 PM

Ryan must spend countless hours on his couch watching television shows and streamed movies.

by Anonymousreply 105May 28, 2022 12:05 AM

How long is a day of taping, like eight hours? I can’t imagine game play happens as fast as what we see in the broadcast. And do they get a warm-up round before each game starts, just to let the new contestants acclimate to the rhythm?

by Anonymousreply 106May 28, 2022 12:07 AM

Aaron came so close tonight!

And can you believe none them knew Judy Garland????

by Anonymousreply 107May 28, 2022 3:01 AM

God. Damn. It.

by Anonymousreply 108May 28, 2022 4:21 AM

Who's complaining? Friday was a good game with drama.

by Anonymousreply 109May 28, 2022 4:29 AM

I love how they are now including more very current topics (within the last year or so) in the questions. So far it seems to be tripping up the contestants, who must not read/watch regular news.

by Anonymousreply 110May 28, 2022 4:47 AM

As soon as I saw Sports I knew I would have no chance on FJ. Ryan chalks up another win after a close game.

by Anonymousreply 111May 28, 2022 5:26 AM

Good game. I was really rooting for Aaron. He could have done it.

I had no idea on Final but guessed Peyton Manning. Imagine my surprise when it was right!

by Anonymousreply 112May 28, 2022 9:24 AM

Apparently Aaron had no faith in his knowledge of sports, too. A zero dollar wager from the player in first place is unacceptable when they can be caught. Even if he did get FJ correct he would have lost. Just stupid.

by Anonymousreply 113May 28, 2022 2:30 PM

Oh, and I really thought FJ was very easy. Even if you don’t follow the NFL, Peyton Manning and Omaha have been a meme for years.

by Anonymousreply 114May 28, 2022 2:32 PM

Stumped me.

by Anonymousreply 115May 28, 2022 2:36 PM

I really thought this would be Ryan's last stand.

by Anonymousreply 116May 28, 2022 3:13 PM

I like Ryan a lot because his personality so pleasant and easy to watch and because he has a sort of bashful virility about him. He's mentioned offspring, hasn't he? He also talks about "we" in household matters. No wedding ring, though. Is he hetero-married? Living with a GF? A BF?

Anyway, R89, I agree. Even though I like him, Ryan displays some big gaps in knowledge. While that's not unusual in contestants generally, it's rare in a longtime champ. It's not consistent, either. Yes, tends to run the TV and movie categories, but he also aced a medical terminology category early in the week.

by Anonymousreply 117May 29, 2022 2:15 AM

OMG...the Edmund Fitzgerald! 😳🤭😄

by Anonymousreply 118May 29, 2022 4:18 AM

Ryan had a solid game, in spite of missing the Pocket Books Daily Double and FJ. John Lewis died a couple of years ago. I think I remembered Poitier partly because there were several DL DEAD TO ME threads discussing him in Jan.

by Anonymousreply 119May 31, 2022 4:17 AM

I'm tired of being so negative, but this is excruciating. Ryan's constant sighing, and the two other contestants today, all seemed like they'd rather be somewhere else. Whose fault is this? Mayim's? There's no energy in the room. This isn't fun.

by Anonymousreply 120May 31, 2022 4:38 AM

I got the final clue but not much else. I like Ryan because he has a soft pitched speaking voice, low key. One contestant bet wildly and lost but it was fun to watch.

by Anonymousreply 121May 31, 2022 4:46 AM

Good game. I'm enjoying Ryan.

Final was easy for me, but Oprah has been very vocal about adoring Sidney Poitier over the years.

by Anonymousreply 122May 31, 2022 6:16 AM

If you're as large as Ryan, you might decide to go through life with the calmest of demeanors to avoid seeming threatening.

by Anonymousreply 123May 31, 2022 6:30 AM

They couldn't guess Poe with a pendulum clue? Dry bones was fairly obvious as well. Rather than a steamrolling champ, he seems more to he be the best of a mediocre lot these days.

by Anonymousreply 124May 31, 2022 11:40 AM

I thought the paperback animal was a penguin.

by Anonymousreply 125May 31, 2022 12:40 PM

It was. For Penguin Books.

by Anonymousreply 126May 31, 2022 12:59 PM

How was the clue phrased, r125?

by Anonymousreply 127May 31, 2022 1:03 PM

I felt bad for Phil Donahue that Ryan killed him off in FJ.

by Anonymousreply 128May 31, 2022 5:10 PM

Yes, RIP Phil Donahue

by Anonymousreply 129May 31, 2022 5:13 PM

Don't Merv and Phil sort of meld into one?

by Anonymousreply 130May 31, 2022 10:06 PM

"Ted Cruz" for the literary Final Jeopardy? Ryan really does come up with some dumb FJs!

by Anonymousreply 131June 1, 2022 2:20 AM

When you get to the first commercial break and both challengers are negative, you know you're in for a stellar game.

by Anonymousreply 132June 1, 2022 2:28 AM

I guessed Lennie from "Of Mice & Men" for FJ. I can't believe I forgot Holden...

Part of these reason there are so many 5+ game champions in the last couple of seasons is that, while the champions are good, the competition are often way below average.

by Anonymousreply 133June 1, 2022 3:45 AM

Wow. Bad game. So many missed clues.

I knew most of the answers they missed in the first round. But had no idea on Final.

by Anonymousreply 134June 1, 2022 5:31 AM

Pretty sure "Ted Cruz" was a joke. I missed FJ too. Guessed George from Of Mice and Men; he was the smarter one.

by Anonymousreply 135June 1, 2022 11:43 AM

I took that as a joke, R131.

Same experience here, R134. Ryan is good, but he's no Matt or Amy. Challengers have been weak during Covid it seems.

by Anonymousreply 136June 1, 2022 11:44 AM

He’s no Mattea either.

by Anonymousreply 137June 1, 2022 2:11 PM

Levar is still crying over not being named host.

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by Anonymousreply 138June 1, 2022 2:31 PM

Levar was one of the worst in the rotating guest hosts they had (Aaron Rodgers was one of the best). She needs to move on and stop with these bitter bombs.

by Anonymousreply 139June 1, 2022 3:05 PM

Apparently, LeVar still hasn't watched the episodes that he hosted yet. Even Helen Kellar could see that he not right for being the Jeopardy host.

And yet LeVar's still not taking any responsibility for doing a bad job as host. He's still blaming other people for his not being selected as the permanent host.

Levar's problem was he seemed to be hosting a Kid's Edition of Jeopardy with his loud and enthusiastic YES!! and THAT'S RIGHT!! responses when the contestant's response was correct.

Finally, LeVar, your episodes taped over a year ago. Aired 10 months ago. LET IT GO, LEVAR. MOVE ON.

by Anonymousreply 140June 1, 2022 4:17 PM

LeVar seems to be whining all over the place. Even Entertainment Weekly is covering him whining.

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by Anonymousreply 141June 1, 2022 5:04 PM

[quote] And what I learned from the experience, really, is that it reinforced my belief that everything happens for a reason, even if you cannot discern the reason in the moment. In the fullness of time, everything will be revealed.

I can help you with that. The reason is “You sucked.”

by Anonymousreply 142June 1, 2022 5:41 PM

Dear LeVar,


by Anonymousreply 143June 1, 2022 7:32 PM

I missed the week Burton hosted. I watched the other guest hosts and thought Aaron Rogers was a good host, Katie Couric and Dr Oz were the worst. Burton can express being disappointed in the outcome, the fix was in to give the producer the job and he sucked too.

by Anonymousreply 144June 1, 2022 7:48 PM

Matt or Amy or Mattea would’ve ended tonight with like a $50k purse. Ryan whiffed on so many questions, he’s lucky FJ was hard.

by Anonymousreply 145June 2, 2022 1:03 AM

R145 Was it though? Admiral.... water.... ocean.... not battlefields, not Waterloo. But I agree, Ryan is not even close to the Holy Three of this year.

by Anonymousreply 146June 2, 2022 2:29 AM

I still find him sweet and appealingly shy.

by Anonymousreply 147June 2, 2022 2:36 AM

Tonight was a very close call for Ryan. Fun game.

by Anonymousreply 148June 2, 2022 2:57 AM

LeVar sucked as a host. Get over it. Move on. Jeopardy has.

by Anonymousreply 149June 2, 2022 3:33 AM

I was sure Ryan had met his Waterloo. He's a good player with great luck.

Vanessa started out blazing, but missing Thames was a real boner for a Brit.

by Anonymousreply 150June 2, 2022 4:21 AM

Fuck! I was so hopeful. I can't believe this guy is in the top 10 of all time!! And why would an admiral have surrendered at Waterloo?!?!

by Anonymousreply 151June 2, 2022 4:23 AM

Has Ryan been wearing the same sweater every game?

by Anonymousreply 152June 2, 2022 4:34 AM
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by Anonymousreply 153June 2, 2022 4:50 AM

I'm pretty sure Ryan has worn a wider variety of sweaters in two weeks than Matt Amodio did in two months.

by Anonymousreply 154June 2, 2022 5:22 AM

Good game. I really thought Megan was going to win.

Waterloo was my first guess for Final. Trafalgar was my second guess. Not being especially knowledgeable about military ranks and positions, I didn't pick up on the Admiral part of the clue.

by Anonymousreply 155June 2, 2022 6:56 AM

I wish they'd bring back the cap on games a player can win. I like Ryan, had nothing against Amy and found Mattea sort of annoying but tolerable. It's not about the contestants themselves. It's just so boring seeing one person win game after game after game.

I will say that Ryan manages to miss so many questions that there's a little more suspense than with the others.

by Anonymousreply 156June 2, 2022 8:27 AM

So was missing Trafalgar, which looked like a FJ suspiciously made for her.

Actually, apart from Canadians, foreigners are exceedingly rare on Jeopardy.

by Anonymousreply 157June 2, 2022 8:44 AM

The English Channel!

by Anonymousreply 158June 2, 2022 8:54 AM

I knew final immediately.

by Anonymousreply 159June 2, 2022 11:58 PM

R159, I didn't, I guessed Monaco.

by Anonymousreply 160June 3, 2022 12:37 AM

I guessed Jerusalem.

by Anonymousreply 161June 3, 2022 1:46 AM

Any one contestant can miss a question, but how did all three contestants miss tonight's FJ?

The category points to the Middle East. The clue tells you it's a UNESCO world heritage city and famous for being pink in color. How do three people who are all supposedly Jeopardy-level contestants miss Petra? It's FAMOUS for being pink. Photographs of Petra are all over the internet. Agatha Christie wrote a book that's set there - and not just any book, one of her Poirot mysteries.

I like Ryan, but his gaps in knowledge, particularly about history and geography, are embarrassing.

by Anonymousreply 162June 3, 2022 1:59 AM

R162 Well, I've been to Petra (and Jaipur) and didn't get it either. Yes, the L of A reference pointed to something in the ME, but Petra is an archaeological site not a city, and the dominant color to my eye is more red than pink.

Also can't fathom Ryan's FJ wager.

by Anonymousreply 163June 3, 2022 3:06 AM

Ryan must have a 4-leaf clover in his pocket. I've always dreamed of travelling to Petra, so I knew FJ.

by Anonymousreply 164June 3, 2022 4:45 AM

I was guessing Tehran for Final. As r163 so eloquently pointed out, Petra is an archaeological site and nothing in the clue was saying archaeological site to me.

Was rooting for Tom. I thought he could pull it off. At least Ryan has had some real competition in the past two games.

by Anonymousreply 165June 3, 2022 8:01 AM

Petra was the obvious answer. Shocked that none of them got it.

by Anonymousreply 166June 3, 2022 9:00 AM

R163 it used to be a city

by Anonymousreply 167June 3, 2022 9:03 AM

R167 Duh. Thanks for the obvious post. But the point is a) it's not a city now b) it wasn't a city when she visited it c) unlike say Pompeii, it doesn't give off ex-city vibes when you do visit it.

by Anonymousreply 168June 3, 2022 10:46 AM

My local NBC affiliate preempted the show to cover Biden’s pointless speech about guns. It cut out just before Mayim started announcing categories for the first round, and came back just before the FJ clue was read.

by Anonymousreply 169June 3, 2022 12:45 PM

R169, YouTube is your friend.

by Anonymousreply 170June 3, 2022 1:00 PM

R169 that's the perfect way to watch Jeopardy these days.

by Anonymousreply 171June 3, 2022 2:36 PM

Tonight, one of the contestants is a DC gay — Wyatt Yankus.

by Anonymousreply 172June 3, 2022 2:42 PM


by Anonymousreply 173June 3, 2022 2:48 PM

That happened to my mother as well, R169. Youtube is your friend.

I believe Petra is nicknamed The Rose City? Ryan seems to luck out on having a few strong categories (pop culture mostly) and weak opponents.

by Anonymousreply 174June 3, 2022 2:51 PM

I like Ryan. He's the least annoying of the big winners. Couldn't stand Mattea or Agatha Christie wannabe Amy Schneider.

by Anonymousreply 175June 3, 2022 2:52 PM

Not a close game at all Friday, a runaway in fact. If it's Wyatt win, he'll make a great and deserving replacement for Ryan.

by Anonymousreply 176June 3, 2022 6:40 PM

R168 Petra was the obvious answer whether you were able to think of it or not. It immediately came to mind for those who know about world heritage sites

by Anonymousreply 177June 3, 2022 6:44 PM

R177 So obvious, nobody got it.

by Anonymousreply 178June 3, 2022 6:47 PM

It was, indeed, obvious; they should have known it.

by Anonymousreply 179June 3, 2022 7:25 PM

I could not have been obvious because I missed it.

by Anonymousreply 180June 3, 2022 7:26 PM

R172, Wyatt is definitely a cutie.

by Anonymousreply 181June 3, 2022 9:50 PM

I don’t believe that I’ve ever met him, but he’s friends with several of my DC friends.

by Anonymousreply 182June 3, 2022 9:55 PM


Is that you, La Senatrice Graham?

by Anonymousreply 183June 3, 2022 10:10 PM

R181 It'd be good to see him win. Hope he doesn't do something foolish, like overbet on a DJ. .

by Anonymousreply 184June 3, 2022 10:18 PM

R182, He married his husband at Niagara Falls.

by Anonymousreply 185June 3, 2022 10:19 PM

R185 Princeton and military social aide in the Obama White House. Good catch for his husband.

by Anonymousreply 186June 3, 2022 10:30 PM

Wyatt is a sweet baby.

by Anonymousreply 187June 3, 2022 11:22 PM

GO WYATT! Bet it all and pray Ryan doesn't have the FJ answer.

by Anonymousreply 188June 3, 2022 11:25 PM

oh, well......

by Anonymousreply 189June 3, 2022 11:28 PM

Ryan bets like a pussy.

by Anonymousreply 190June 3, 2022 11:58 PM

I was really rooting for Wyatt - gay, cute and a nice smile.

by Anonymousreply 191June 4, 2022 1:54 AM

The game is more interesting when contestants wager less conservatively. I like Ryan better than Matteo and Matt. Will not watch another game of Jeopardy with Matt

by Anonymousreply 192June 4, 2022 2:02 AM

R192, Up yours!

by Anonymousreply 193June 4, 2022 2:40 AM

[quote] Is that you, La Senatrice Graham?

Not only no, but fuck no. I despise Repukes, especially that closeted POS. What a bizarre leap to make. 🙄

by Anonymousreply 194June 4, 2022 3:00 AM

I guessed telegraph, but wasn't certain. Had no idea for Skylab.

by Anonymousreply 195June 4, 2022 4:03 AM

Skylab was my first thought, but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't form the word "telegraph" in my brain.

by Anonymousreply 196June 4, 2022 4:30 AM

Wyatt certainly was cute. Was rooting for him.

I knew Skylab immediately, but had no idea on telegraph. Only thing I could think of for Final was photograph, but I knew that was wrong.

by Anonymousreply 197June 4, 2022 7:23 AM

[quote] Not only no, but fuck no. I despise Repukes, especially that closeted POS. What a bizarre leap to make. 🙄

R194, It was a joke. Remember those? Go take a Midol and get on with your life.

by Anonymousreply 198June 4, 2022 8:46 AM

I got totally fed up with Mattea, Amy and Matt and I'm not fed up with Ryan yet. So Ryan wins.

by Anonymousreply 199June 4, 2022 3:20 PM

R194 mustn’t understand humor. The La Senatrice comment was funny. Are you on the spectrum, R194, or perhaps new to the DL?

by Anonymousreply 200June 4, 2022 4:26 PM

I liked Mattea in the sense that she didn't come across as narcissistic; it was her nightly reveal of lifetime accomplishments that grew tiring. Ryan is the opposite of that.

by Anonymousreply 201June 4, 2022 6:10 PM

I didn't know Mayim was from San Diego. When she returned as host a few weeks ago, I loved the flipped hair, different glasses, and less conservative clothing styles, but Friday night was a giant leap backwards.

by Anonymousreply 202June 5, 2022 1:27 AM

This year's Tournament of Champions is airing in November this year. I am really looking forward to it.

by Anonymousreply 203June 5, 2022 3:35 AM

I can’t say I’ve been annoyed by any of this season’s big champs. Mattea was a little irritating with her chatter between points, but otherwise they’ve all been pretty benign. I wouldn’t go so far as to call Matt or Amy’s screen presence especially “likeable”, but they were humble enough and I didn’t find anything about them to be particularly grating or offputting.

by Anonymousreply 204June 5, 2022 4:07 AM


by Anonymousreply 205June 6, 2022 10:46 PM

None of them knew Dr. Jill Biden???

And Ryan didn't know Dr. Martin Luther King????

by Anonymousreply 206June 6, 2022 11:11 PM

WOW! Anyone can win. Can't wait to hear the wagers.

by Anonymousreply 207June 6, 2022 11:23 PM

FJ was so hard!

I thought for sure one of the answers was Jason but guessed Ulysses as the other one, though I doubted they were related to each other.

by Anonymousreply 208June 6, 2022 11:31 PM

Challenger Stephanie sounded a lot like Rhea Seahorn (Kim on Better Call Saul) to me.

by Anonymousreply 209June 6, 2022 11:43 PM

Stephanie had major dyke-ping, no?

There was a pun or inside joke about cowbell that went over my head, I think? Had no idea of final.

None of them knew that donkeys bray? Or the French term chez?

by Anonymousreply 210June 7, 2022 12:03 AM

That all-in FJ wager instead of -0- made no sense.

by Anonymousreply 211June 7, 2022 12:14 AM

Like past champions, Ryan seemed to just give up halfway in.

by Anonymousreply 212June 7, 2022 12:28 AM

Buh bye fatso!

by Anonymousreply 213June 7, 2022 12:47 AM

I guessed FJ, but it was a Hail Mary.

by Anonymousreply 214June 7, 2022 12:48 AM

The new champ is lucky. He bet recklessly on DJs.

by Anonymousreply 215June 7, 2022 12:49 AM

Think Ryan seemed somewhat relieved he lost.

by Anonymousreply 216June 7, 2022 1:00 AM

R216 Wagering all but a dollar instead of zero on FJ said pretty clearly, "Time to call it a night. I'm folding."

by Anonymousreply 217June 7, 2022 1:04 AM

[QUOTE] There was a pun or inside joke about cowbell that went over my head, I think?

It was a reference to the Christopher Walken skit on SNL when he keeps yelling for “More cowbell!” while they’re recording Blue Oyster Cult’s “The Reaper.”

by Anonymousreply 218June 7, 2022 2:06 AM

R215 It seems so often people bet on DJs based on how they stand relative to their opponents and fail to consider the difficulty of the question based on where the DJ card is. So simple: high on the board, bet a lot, low on the board, don't (unless it's a category you are strong in).

I grew to like mild-mannered Ryan - look forward to ToC.

Question: I am confused by how often the judges accept a last name as a last answer, yet sometimes don't. Tonight "Bronte" wasn't accepted and actor woman was forced to incorrectly guess Charlotte... yet stork boy was able to answer "Allende"... not forced to distinguish Isabel from Salvador etc. I don't understand the standard.

by Anonymousreply 219June 7, 2022 2:36 AM

Well, there's only one Allende female author yet there are 3 female Bronte authors. Seems pretty simple to me.

I suppose if the answer was Jones or Smith or a common surname they could require a first name, too.

by Anonymousreply 220June 7, 2022 3:01 AM

I was more confused by the acceptance of Ryan's answer of Medicine Man. And then he muttered Witch Doctor. Are they really the same thing?

by Anonymousreply 221June 7, 2022 3:02 AM

Ryan can finally go back home and watch TV again! Who knows, maybe he'll use the money to hire a trainer and a nutritionist before he keels over.

by Anonymousreply 222June 7, 2022 3:42 AM

His son is coming to California first. I liked Ryan, but don't think he'll get far in the TOC. And I'll be cheering for Margaret, anyhow.

Castor and Pollux were nowhere on my radar. The new champ did pretty well overall. Persian was a tough Daily Double, but the one Ryan lost on (MLK) wasn't.

by Anonymousreply 223June 7, 2022 4:00 AM

Yes, R221, they have evolved to generally mean the same thing, along with "shaman" and other terms used throughout the ages by cultures around the world; they probably all fall under the heading of "folk medicine."

by Anonymousreply 224June 7, 2022 4:07 AM

R216, I thought so, too. I think Ryan is a shy man who never expected to get on the show at all, let alone have such a long run. He was nice; I'm glad he had so much success, but it was time for a new face. Speaking of which ...

I've already forgotten the new champ's name, but I remember that he had BDF. Also, he looked lean and tight - quite a contrast to Ryan.

by Anonymousreply 225June 7, 2022 5:56 AM

Tall & skinny Eric Ahasic

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by Anonymousreply 226June 7, 2022 6:06 AM

the final was tough I only knew of Jason not the other characters.

shocked about some answers they didn't know or got wrong like when the woman guessed "April" for the month Russia invaded Ukraine this year? yikes

also surprising how many people don't know MLK spent time in Boston

Ryan was a seemingly good and humble winner. I didn't mind him at all but I'm ready for someone new so glad it happened

by Anonymousreply 227June 7, 2022 7:13 AM

I got a feeling Ryan was ready to check out during the opening introductions. I found myself wondering, "Is he asleep." He looked so incredibly tired of being there. Then, he quit trying early in game and let the other two answer so many question.

He did have a last minute surge there, but it was too little too late.

Goodbye, Ryan. I did enjoy you. You're fulfilling the Monday curse that has brought down many previous champs.

I had no idea on Final. It seemed especially hard compared to most Final questions.

by Anonymousreply 228June 7, 2022 7:32 AM

It seemed that the winner wasn't entirely sure of FJ and took a swing that succeeded. He appeared almost shocked he got it right,

by Anonymousreply 229June 7, 2022 12:00 PM

R219: our local meteorologist on the channel that carries Jeopardy is also a Stork Boy. I wondered if it's a requirement/trend?

by Anonymousreply 230June 7, 2022 1:04 PM

That was ugly, r213, and completely uncalled for. Don’t you believe Ryan feels badly enough? And his son. Would you have cared to have read such off the cuff cruelty about your own father, especially when he was down, when you were young? Now go back to that keyboard and apologize at once!

by Anonymousreply 231June 7, 2022 1:04 PM

R227: she was think of the T. S. Eliot quote that begins "April is the cruelest month..."

by Anonymousreply 232June 7, 2022 1:17 PM

It seems to me that the answers/questions have changed. What I mean is that I used to be able to infer a lot of questions from how the answers were worded. I don't feel like that's the case as much any more. Now it feels like, either you know it or you don't.

by Anonymousreply 233June 7, 2022 2:53 PM

Agree, r233. Sometimes, because of the way the clue is worded, I'm not even sure what they're looking for.

by Anonymousreply 234June 7, 2022 3:24 PM

[quote]What I mean is that I used to be able to infer a lot of questions from how the answers were worded. I don't feel like that's the case as much any more.

I'd say that is a result of the change in Executive Producers who is also a part of the Writing Team -- check the end credits for the people listed as Writers and you'll see the EP is also listed as a writer. EP has always been listed as a writer too.

Back in the days of Harry Friedman as EP, Final clues were frequently worded so it was really just two responses that could be correct. Sometimes three. Alex often even something like, "There were only two responses you had to choose from."

I think that wording of clues where it is down to two responses is GONE with Michael Davies as the EP at the beginning of this season. Now clues are worded differently. Sometimes they're worded badly so it isn't immediately obvious what they're even asking about.

by Anonymousreply 235June 7, 2022 4:44 PM

Had NO idea of FJ, and I read a. lot.

by Anonymousreply 236June 8, 2022 2:41 AM

R236 There was something odd about how the question was framed:

[quote]This 2013 bestseller shares its title with the first section of a poem from 7 centuries before

I immediately was trying to think of first lines... "section" is not literary language and threw me.

I don't think stork boy is going to last too many more days.

by Anonymousreply 237June 8, 2022 2:55 AM

Yes, clues have been off this season. Too often clumsy and obscure.

by Anonymousreply 238June 8, 2022 5:31 AM

I don't expect Eric to last long either. Today showed he's not that good a player.

I had no idea on Final but did know the Department of the Interior.

by Anonymousreply 239June 8, 2022 6:07 AM

Yeah, Interior was pretty obvious (from the clue).

by Anonymousreply 240June 8, 2022 1:31 PM

Gee, no one wanted Michael deeply inside them, or vice versa?

by Anonymousreply 241June 8, 2022 2:36 PM

Wow the champ tonight kept giving himself double fist pumps - that was weird.

by Anonymousreply 242June 8, 2022 11:58 PM

Not a fan of either challenger, so excellent that he won. Knew final before she finished reading the question.

They should've known turntable and Fatima. Canyon de Chelly a bit more obtuse, but I knew it.

by Anonymousreply 243June 9, 2022 12:01 AM

The new champ was also wiggling his hips at the end.

by Anonymousreply 244June 9, 2022 12:45 AM

FJ was fairly easy today, I thought.


by Anonymousreply 245June 9, 2022 12:52 AM

Very good game for Eric: two big wagers on Daily Doubles paid off. I had no idea for silicon.

by Anonymousreply 246June 9, 2022 3:14 AM

R246, Seriously? The silicon response was as easy as The Boston Tea Party.

by Anonymousreply 247June 9, 2022 4:00 AM

Silicon made sense for glass after the fact, but I didn't know it either.

by Anonymousreply 248June 9, 2022 5:31 AM

Eric reminds me of Dustin Lance Black.

Final was very obvious. As was turntable.

by Anonymousreply 249June 9, 2022 7:19 AM

Are there any other things that could be termed as "events" of the early 1770s leading up to the Revolutionary War. The Boston Tea Party was the obvious answer.

by Anonymousreply 250June 9, 2022 12:59 PM

The clue said noting about the American Revolution.

[quote]A participant in this 1773 event recalled, “Some of our numbers jumped into the hold …I never labored harder in my life”

by Anonymousreply 251June 9, 2022 2:31 PM

Champ Erik has this endearing "Awwshucks" aura about him. I like him.

by Anonymousreply 252June 9, 2022 6:00 PM

Is he a TV meteorologist?

by Anonymousreply 253June 9, 2022 6:06 PM

Here are some numbers showing how difficult (obscure and poorly written) Final Jeopardy questions have been recently.

In the last 20 episodes, contestants have correctly answered FJ 18 times. Less than one correct response per episode. Yes, we’ve had some poor contestants, but wow.

I have historically answered FJ around 2/3 of the time correct. During the last 20 episodes I’m only at 50%, with obscure answers like Petra, Castor and Pollux, and Battle of Trafalgar. Gone are FJ questions with clues hidden within.

by Anonymousreply 254June 9, 2022 7:09 PM

They all had clues within them.

by Anonymousreply 255June 9, 2022 7:37 PM

Well, I thought about 1776, the Revolution, then worked my way back.

Plus a hold is what a ship uses to store things. 🤷🏻‍♀️,

by Anonymousreply 256June 9, 2022 11:30 PM

We have a veryyyyyyyy confident winner.

by Anonymousreply 257June 9, 2022 11:31 PM

I don't like this guy. He is smug and unfunny. I hope someone takes him down soon.

by Anonymousreply 258June 9, 2022 11:46 PM

In fact, i just switched to Family Feud as I cannot stand the winner.

by Anonymousreply 259June 9, 2022 11:47 PM

The teacher challenger wuz hawt.

I was torn between Babar and Curious George for final, never having read The Little Prince.

by Anonymousreply 260June 9, 2022 11:59 PM

And I thought Madeleine or Tintin.

by Anonymousreply 261June 10, 2022 12:01 AM

I thought of The Red Balloon.

by Anonymousreply 262June 10, 2022 12:16 AM

I like Eric SO much more than previous champ Ryan, so I don't mind if he stays around a bit longer.

Having said that, I wouldn't have been disappointed if Sean won tonight, if only to have a more attractive guy on tomorrow's show.

by Anonymousreply 263June 10, 2022 12:56 AM

Yet another obvious FJ.

by Anonymousreply 264June 10, 2022 1:37 AM

I would have written “Qu’est-ce que “Le Petit Prince”? Because I’m pretentious.

by Anonymousreply 265June 10, 2022 3:12 AM

I love Eric's bold wagers. Exciting, and the strategy has paid off... so far.

by Anonymousreply 266June 10, 2022 3:47 AM

I'm also all for Eric's BIG bold wagers. Thrilling! That's the fun of the show.

by Anonymousreply 267June 10, 2022 4:12 AM

The year made this answer impossibly for FJ, but I couldn’t think of anything other than The Diary of Anne Frank.

by Anonymousreply 268June 10, 2022 4:25 AM

Did the tall dude win again? The show was preempted for the start of the hearings.

by Anonymousreply 269June 10, 2022 4:33 AM

Yes, Final was immediately obvious to me.

I don't mind Eric. I like it when he bets big on the DDs. But I'm not going t be upset when he is defeated either.

by Anonymousreply 270June 10, 2022 8:37 AM

He's a big, grinning idiot.

by Anonymousreply 271June 10, 2022 2:07 PM

He has Wackadoodle eyes.

by Anonymousreply 272June 10, 2022 2:52 PM

Eric looks like a wooden marionette or something. I don’t mind him, but I won’t be upset when he leaves.

I loved the hottie from D.C. the other night. Very likable (and lickable).

by Anonymousreply 273June 10, 2022 3:17 PM

I also find Le Petit Prince morose and twee (I like Saint Ex’s other writings), so I don’t usually think of it as children’s lit.

by Anonymousreply 274June 10, 2022 3:20 PM

Is Eric a homosexualist?

by Anonymousreply 275June 10, 2022 3:32 PM

He's a cat person, so who knows?

by Anonymousreply 276June 10, 2022 4:13 PM

NOT a homosexualist!

by Anonymousreply 277June 11, 2022 12:13 AM

The straights can have him.

by Anonymousreply 278June 11, 2022 12:28 AM

Well since Eric is straight, I'm ready for a new champ.

by Anonymousreply 279June 11, 2022 1:09 AM

looking forward to the appearances of the many superior intellects giving Ryan their helpful suggestions and encouragement. He is gone, so one can hope there are new people to complain about.

by Anonymousreply 280June 11, 2022 5:21 PM

R279, that only makes him all the more attractive to me, attractive in a nerdy way - tall and lean, and, judging by the BDF, with a huge schlong. I do wish he'd quit the shit-eating, cookie-smelling grin. Men are so much so much sexier when they're serious.

Anyway, Eric is a great contestant. I liked Ryan, but Eric is a better player. He knows his stuff across many categories. While Ecuador was the wrong answer on Friday, at least it was a sensible answer. I hope Eric will continue to do well.

by Anonymousreply 281June 13, 2022 1:33 AM

Eric has enormous dead eyes. I think I honestly detest him, I guarantee you he is a nasty piece of work.

by Anonymousreply 282June 13, 2022 9:59 PM

Will Eric survive The Jeopardy Monday Curse?

by Anonymousreply 283June 13, 2022 10:32 PM

Did anyone else know Lazard Freres?

by Anonymousreply 284June 13, 2022 11:58 PM

No, but I knew umber.

Glad that Eric won.

by Anonymousreply 285June 14, 2022 12:06 AM

Who is Mick Jagger?

Oh dear…

by Anonymousreply 286June 14, 2022 12:07 AM

Ugh - Eric didn't know TV (and DL) legend Lucille Ball. I've had sufficient.

by Anonymousreply 287June 14, 2022 12:08 AM

R286 I laughed out loud.

by Anonymousreply 288June 14, 2022 12:26 AM

I thought Carol Burnett.


by Anonymousreply 289June 14, 2022 12:28 AM

Buster Keaton was the comedian who famously told Lucy: "Know your props."

by Anonymousreply 290June 14, 2022 12:29 AM

How could anyone believe Ginger Rogers was a TV Legend?

by Anonymousreply 291June 14, 2022 1:13 AM

R288, So did I.

by Anonymousreply 292June 14, 2022 1:14 AM

Mick Jagger was the best nutty answer since the one from several months ago about Diana Ross being in her 90s.

by Anonymousreply 293June 14, 2022 1:20 AM

challenging game, I missed most of the clues

by Anonymousreply 294June 14, 2022 1:34 AM

Yes, R283.

by Anonymousreply 295June 14, 2022 1:39 AM

I guessed Lucy because of the slapstick, but had never heard of that connection before. Gutsy wagers from Eric gave him a well-deserved runaway game. Mayim's blue jacket looked good, especially because it hid parts of that blouse.

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by Anonymousreply 296June 14, 2022 3:53 AM

I initially thought Lucy was too obvious, so then I thought maybe Carol Burnett, but the timeline didn’t seem to work. So then I went back to Lucy for my final guesss.

I was trying to think of somebody older than Lucy, but there really aren’t any female “TV Legends” older than her. So in a way, if you know who Buster Keaton is and how old he was, this was a traditional Jeopardy! final where there’s only one plausible answer.

by Anonymousreply 297June 14, 2022 4:33 AM

Mayim does not do foreign languages well. Alex would have gotten "Ferenc" right.

by Anonymousreply 298June 14, 2022 4:55 AM

Would Ken?

by Anonymousreply 299June 14, 2022 5:25 AM

R299 Ken's got some power on Jeopardy. He'd have the clue re-written.

Some of the foreign language clues on Jeopardy recently -- Icelandic was it? -- remind me of that old MTM episode in which Murray decides to haze Ted by writing a newscript with as many unpronounceable foreign words as he can think of. Maybe they're playing with Mayim the same.

by Anonymousreply 300June 14, 2022 5:40 AM

I found Mike Richards' sibilants highly arousing.

by Anonymousreply 301June 14, 2022 5:42 AM

>I don't expect Eric to last long either. Today showed he's not that good a player.

Yeah, he’s just awful, R239.

by Anonymousreply 302June 14, 2022 6:35 AM

> I don't expect Eric to last long either. Today showed he's not that good a player.

Yeah, he’s just awful, R239.

by Anonymousreply 303June 14, 2022 6:37 AM

Good game. I thought the clues in the first half were incredibly easy. I thought clues in the second half were rather hard.

I chuckled hearing Mick Jagger for Michael Caine, flashing back to 95-year-old Diana Ross.

Someone on the writing staff must have a fetish for "hirsute" because that word keeps popping up in answers regularly.

As r297 explained so nicely, there was absolutely no other choice for Final but Lucille Ball. Had to be a female comedian who also would have been old enough to have interacted with Buster Keaton, who was known for his slapstick comedy. Lucy checks all of those boxes.

by Anonymousreply 304June 14, 2022 8:00 AM

R304, I agree. The only lame excuse I can think of for Eric missing FJ is that he associated Buster Keaton with a much earlier era. I do too, in terms of his heyday, but I know he lived into the 1960s. Know your dates, Jeopardy contestants ... know your dates! Knowing what happened when and who lived when is the key to figuring out so many answers. Anyway, Eric was probably trying to think of someone who was famous earlier than Lucille Ball. But naming Ginger Rogers as a TV legend - really bad.

Overall, he's a great player though, with a wide range of knowledge and good strategic betting skills.

by Anonymousreply 305June 14, 2022 9:08 AM

How many bodies do you think Eric has hidden in his crawl space??

by Anonymousreply 306June 14, 2022 12:06 PM

Lucy and Ginger appeared in several films together when they were both under contract at RKO, include the DL fave STAGE DOOR in 1937. Also in the cast were Katharine Hepburn, Eve Arden and Ann Miller. 20 years later, Lucy and Desi would buy RKO and turn it into Desilu and produce THE UNTOUCHABLES and STAR TREK, among many other TV series.

There's some trivia right there for 7 more FJs.

by Anonymousreply 307June 14, 2022 1:21 PM

Of course Lucy came to mind. But so did a little voice saying that's just too obvious: there must be a trick in the clue.

by Anonymousreply 308June 14, 2022 1:36 PM

Lucy was my decision regarding timing. MTM was around on the Dick van Dyke show on the early 60s, but really too young to have been his protege.

by Anonymousreply 309June 14, 2022 1:47 PM

R307, Lucy and Ginger were distant cousins, according to Lucie Arnaz.

by Anonymousreply 310June 14, 2022 1:48 PM

Imogene Coca would have been a more intelligent guess than Ginger Rogers.

by Anonymousreply 311June 14, 2022 1:51 PM

[quote]Of course Lucy came to mind. But so did a little voice saying that's just too obvious: there must be a trick in the clue.

I think the days of listening to the little voice for Final are long gone since Michael Davies took over as EP. As was discussed last week, Final since he's taken over has been either very hard and obscure or easy and obvious.

The little voice saying an answer is too obvious, was a product of the years when Harry Friedman was EP.

The executive producer is also part of the writing team and certainly has a hand in the wording of Final.

by Anonymousreply 312June 14, 2022 4:22 PM

Whether or not an FJ is difficult or obvious depends on the category and each contestant's knowledge thereof.

by Anonymousreply 313June 14, 2022 4:44 PM

And did Bonnie Franklin, in turn, acquire her Keatonesque slapstick skills from Lucy?

by Anonymousreply 314June 14, 2022 4:46 PM

Bring back Mike Richards! That man could fill a suit!

by Anonymousreply 315June 14, 2022 10:38 PM


by Anonymousreply 316June 14, 2022 10:50 PM

Love a close game!

by Anonymousreply 317June 14, 2022 11:29 PM

Nixon was the obvious answer. Don't think too hard.

by Anonymousreply 318June 14, 2022 11:29 PM

The new champion seems likable enough.

by Anonymousreply 319June 14, 2022 11:58 PM

How did he miss Nixon? Yikes.

by Anonymousreply 320June 14, 2022 11:58 PM

He thought too hard, r320.

by Anonymousreply 321June 14, 2022 11:59 PM

By overthinking, R320, just like the other guy. I'm shocked that she won with a wierd uneven bet, seemingly knowing the wierd uneven bet he'd make.

Mayim screwed up big on genie" as the obvious answer to that question was djinn. I felt it reflected badly the way they each missed RSPCA like that.

by Anonymousreply 322June 15, 2022 12:02 AM

So wait! Was "genie" not the real answer?

by Anonymousreply 323June 15, 2022 12:07 AM

[Quote] How many bodies do you think Eric has hidden in his crawl space??

Yeah I was gonna say, he gave me the creeps. It's only a matter of time before the skeletons come out of his closet. No one who "aw shucks" "gee whizes" like he does is anything other than a fake phony.

by Anonymousreply 324June 15, 2022 12:11 AM

I thought of Watergate as well but said that Kissinger fellow.

by Anonymousreply 325June 15, 2022 12:29 AM

R323 - maybe it's the way my mind works, but the clue about a "bottle opener" meant djinn to me, perhaps because unlike Barbara Eden genies have been in lamps, no?

by Anonymousreply 326June 15, 2022 1:58 AM

Djinn are genies. Different anglicizing of the same Arabic word.

by Anonymousreply 327June 15, 2022 5:02 AM

As soon as Mayim said the FJ category would be "1972" , I knew it would be Watergate related.

by Anonymousreply 328June 15, 2022 5:24 AM

They tricked me with Tricky Dick. Thinking that was a decoy answer, I picked Haldeman too.

by Anonymousreply 329June 15, 2022 5:48 AM

Like Lucy. You get suspicious when it seems far too easy.

by Anonymousreply 330June 15, 2022 5:57 AM

hilarious that both the guys overthought the final jeopardy question. I mean duh

by Anonymousreply 331June 15, 2022 7:20 AM

Good game. So much more enjoyable when its competitive.

I also figured Final dealt with Watergate when I saw the 1972 category. However, I also guessed John Dean.

by Anonymousreply 332June 15, 2022 7:30 AM

For some reason my DVD failed right before FJ. Can someone please repeat the clue? Thanks!

by Anonymousreply 333June 15, 2022 11:47 AM

Google it.

by Anonymousreply 334June 15, 2022 2:11 PM

My guess after seeing the category was Nixon, but when I saw the clue, I thought it might be Haldeman.

by Anonymousreply 335June 15, 2022 2:58 PM

Gregory, cute but DUMB.

by Anonymousreply 336June 15, 2022 8:31 PM

Re Gregory - not only that, but he was constantly rocking back and forth.

I'm relieved he lost: I wouldn't have been able to put up with that tomorrow as well.

by Anonymousreply 337June 16, 2022 1:21 AM

I can't remember a contestant going up and down and back up and back down again as much as Gregory. He found all of the DDs but did he get any of the answers right?

by Anonymousreply 338June 16, 2022 1:58 AM

R336 Not to be too harsh on the little cutie... perhaps he had an unrealistic opinion of his own ability.

by Anonymousreply 339June 16, 2022 2:24 AM

He seemed nervous or humorless. Maybe both.

by Anonymousreply 340June 16, 2022 2:29 AM

He got Mayflower right on a Daily Double. He was blinking a lot as well as shifting from foot to foot, probably nerves. Cute.

Megan was smart to guess Wheaties. Obvious in retrospective, but I guessed Adidas...

by Anonymousreply 341June 16, 2022 3:50 AM

I got Wheaties. I didn’t absolutely know it, but it was more than a guess.

by Anonymousreply 342June 16, 2022 4:39 AM

Yes, Gregory. That rocking back and forth showed how nervous he was. Very irritating to watch!! Could not have endured it for multiple games. He'd get on a roll and build up some money, then lose a big chunk of it.

For Final, Wheaties popped in my mind for a micro-second. Many other brands did too. Don't know what I would have finally selected if I'd been playing the actual game.

by Anonymousreply 343June 16, 2022 7:38 AM

The Wheaties answer was pretty evident to us who grew up when Wheaties was a huge brand. In other words, evident to the elderly.

by Anonymousreply 344June 16, 2022 12:06 PM

I'm old and had no clue what they were looking for.

by Anonymousreply 345June 16, 2022 12:43 PM

Babe Didrikson's hey day was long before Adidas. Wheaties was the obvious answer to me but then I'm 73.

by Anonymousreply 346June 16, 2022 1:15 PM


by Anonymousreply 347June 16, 2022 9:07 PM

Gregory was terribly inconsistent in alternating back and forth between really smart answers and really stupid ones. He also shot himself in the foot a few times by ringing in even though he had no idea of the answer, then guessing incorrectly.

by Anonymousreply 348June 16, 2022 9:33 PM

The ugly fat cunt today wearing dress with a belt which her fat is emphasized! WTF? who the fuck would wear that on national TV?!

by Anonymousreply 349June 16, 2022 11:17 PM

OK, Mayim must have died a little when NOBODY knew Bette Midler starred in The Rose.

by Anonymousreply 350June 16, 2022 11:17 PM

omg, nobody gives a fuck who you name your kids after!

by Anonymousreply 351June 16, 2022 11:19 PM

when is Ken coming back?!

by Anonymousreply 352June 16, 2022 11:28 PM

That FJ was impossibly hard!

Nevertheless, great close game, just the way I like it.

by Anonymousreply 353June 16, 2022 11:32 PM

I didn't get FJ, either but Interview with the Vampire was a decent guess.

by Anonymousreply 354June 17, 2022 12:01 AM

I was surprised they missed that, too, R350.

Excellent competitive game!

by Anonymousreply 355June 17, 2022 12:13 AM

Umm, no, Interview With The Vampire was not a good guess. Those books have been around since the fucking 70’s.

I thought it was the Mockingbird books, myself.

by Anonymousreply 356June 17, 2022 12:30 AM

Add Frida Kahlo to the list of frequent Jeopardy answers.

by Anonymousreply 357June 17, 2022 2:30 AM

I thought FJ was Game of Thrones.

by Anonymousreply 358June 17, 2022 2:40 AM

I haven't read Outlander, but figured it out from the historical fiction/series parts of the clue. Fun game. The champ lucked out, just as Ryan did a few times.

by Anonymousreply 359June 17, 2022 4:20 AM

I feel like a 95-year-old Diana Ross!

by Anonymousreply 360June 17, 2022 7:13 AM

Some say Bette was the wind beneath young Mayim's wings.

by Anonymousreply 361June 17, 2022 7:15 AM

Great game. I liked all of the contestants.

Sarah made a very impressive comeback in the second half. Bravo for her.

Final was indeed hard, but Bette Midler in The Rose was not.

by Anonymousreply 362June 17, 2022 7:16 AM

I thought FJ was an example of you-know-it-or-you-don't. There was really very little in the clue to work with in terms of hidden hints. Historical fiction. Moebius twist (unless that's some sort of hidden clue?). 1991. That's it.

by Anonymousreply 363June 17, 2022 8:51 AM

Also, does "historical fiction" mean a book that's based on historical facts (with historical characters) or simply a book set in an earlier historical period? Or both?

by Anonymousreply 364June 17, 2022 11:56 AM


by Anonymousreply 365June 17, 2022 12:39 PM

Möbius suggests time travel—obliquely

by Anonymousreply 366June 17, 2022 2:31 PM

I guessed Cloud Atlas for FJ.

by Anonymousreply 367June 17, 2022 3:10 PM

But is Cloud Atlas part of a series of books?

by Anonymousreply 368June 17, 2022 6:18 PM

Was there a game on the 17th?

by Anonymousreply 369June 17, 2022 10:02 PM

Yes, there was a game today, 6/17.

FJ seemed pretty obvious because Harriet Tubman — “wrought in the night” — made the most sense.

by Anonymousreply 370June 18, 2022 12:01 AM

And I guessed Harriet Beecher Stowe.

by Anonymousreply 371June 18, 2022 12:03 AM

And I guessed Harriet Beecher Stowe.

by Anonymousreply 372June 18, 2022 12:03 AM

Yes, on 17th, just like any other weeknight.

I guessed Sojourner Truth myself.

by Anonymousreply 373June 18, 2022 12:42 AM

The night clue was obviously a reference to the Underground Railroad.

by Anonymousreply 374June 18, 2022 12:47 AM

FJ was so obvious.

The bootlegger's daughter really screwed it up.

by Anonymousreply 375June 18, 2022 1:02 AM

Sue, Sadie, sue!

I've seen less legible answers accepted. That decision was brutally unfair, and she would have won.

I don't have anything against Megan; she seems nice. I do wonder what the "unhoused" of Berkeley - not to mention her many, many other progressive causes - will do while she's still Jeop champ.

by Anonymousreply 376June 18, 2022 1:02 AM

I just watched the clip and I agree that Harriet Tubman was perfectly legible in that woman's answer, and it looked to me like she did complete writing the name, despite what Mayim said. Hugely unfair.

by Anonymousreply 377June 18, 2022 1:28 AM

It clearly said "Harriet Tubman" on her monitor. She was robbed!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 378June 18, 2022 1:35 AM

Of course, the judges make the decision as to whether an answer is legible or not, but I assume that means they get to see it before it's revealed to the TV audience, so they have time to make their judgment. Because as soon as it was revealed, Mayim immediately said, "It looks like you were going for Harriet Tubman but you didn't finish so we can't accept the answer."

by Anonymousreply 379June 18, 2022 1:38 AM

I thought the decision was unfair to Sadie too. (By the way, is it me or was there something severe-looking about her?)

Good game - although I got a kick out of the two dumb responses for the [bold]state[/bold]ly rivers (Hudson and Niagara).

by Anonymousreply 380June 18, 2022 1:44 AM

Mayim is just the judges' puppet.

Why is there always a pause between a contestant's response and Mayim's acceptance or denial?

by Anonymousreply 381June 18, 2022 1:45 AM

Doesn't she have to wait till she gets some kind of signal from the judges before saying "That is correct!" like a kindergarten teacher?

It's also embarrassing when she corrects the contestant's pronunciation so emphatically. "Yes! Bee-ZAY!"

by Anonymousreply 382June 18, 2022 1:49 AM

For what it's worth, Alex used to correct mispronunciations as well.

by Anonymousreply 383June 18, 2022 1:51 AM

[quote]Doesn't she have to wait till she gets some kind of signal from the judges before saying "That is correct!" like a kindergarten teacher?

A related question: How many judges are there, and how do they have time to register a decision on questionable responses so quickly? Are there three judges, and do they just point their thumbs up or down, and the host goes with the majority?

by Anonymousreply 384June 18, 2022 1:56 AM

I think Sadie's "Harriet Tubman" was clear enough. To her credit, she was a good sport and seemed to be laughing afterward. I kind of liked Molly's haircut & retro matchy outfit.

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by Anonymousreply 385June 18, 2022 3:59 AM

I also thought that Sadie's Harriet Tubman was perfectly legible. Glad others agree with me.

Final did seem incredibly easy because of the night clue.

It was a good game. Once again, I liked all the contestants.

by Anonymousreply 386June 18, 2022 8:52 AM

Why did Sadie go along with being eliminated without even a hint of an objection?

She knew she had written the correct response and if we could read it, why couldn't the judges?

by Anonymousreply 387June 18, 2022 10:11 AM

Does anyone have an email address we all could use to write to the producers and tell them how terribly unfair we all think it is that Sadie's answer was not accepted? They should make it up to her somehow. Maybe they could give her the total amount of money she would have won if the answer had been accepted AND also invite her back onto the show to compete again soon. Anybody with me?

by Anonymousreply 388June 18, 2022 11:39 AM

How do we know she didn't object off-camera?

by Anonymousreply 389June 18, 2022 12:03 PM

[quote]How do we know she didn't object off-camera?

We don't know that for sure, but when Mayim said "It looks like you were going for Harriet Tubman but you didn't finish," Sadie seemed to sort of nod in agreement. The look on her face before her answer was revealed also made it look like maybe she thought she didn't finish. But maybe she was just acting.

by Anonymousreply 390June 18, 2022 12:06 PM

Agreed, R390. And obviously, especially with the light pens, the judges are able to tell if the contestant is still writing after the timer stops. I would bet she could have just written "Tubman", beaten the timer, and been okay.

by Anonymousreply 391June 18, 2022 12:24 PM

Remember Alex Jacob, the poker player?

I remember him obviously fuming when after a commercial break, one of his responses was ruled incorrect on a technicality. He made no effort to hide his anger and it happened more than once.

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by Anonymousreply 392June 18, 2022 12:33 PM

it was fair and square. everybody has the same amount of time to write in their answers. She didn't so finish writing...too bad.

by Anonymousreply 393June 18, 2022 12:57 PM

Many of us feel that it looked like she DID finish writing. If the problem was that she was still writing for a second or two after time was up, then the judges should have clarified that.

by Anonymousreply 394June 18, 2022 1:09 PM

It looked to me like she finished writing Tubman though the "man" part was perhaps rather illegible. But clearly she intended Harriet Tubman. The decision was very unfair and I wouldn't be surprised if they bring Sadie back for another round.

by Anonymousreply 395June 18, 2022 1:55 PM

Have they ever had a contestant return for a do over?

by Anonymousreply 396June 18, 2022 3:38 PM

She didn’t finish. The rule is not write something that demonstrates you had the correct answer in mind. Spelling doesn’t count, but pronunciation does.

by Anonymousreply 397June 18, 2022 4:48 PM

R397, but many of us feel it looked like she DID finish writing Tubman's last name, even though the last part of it especially was hard to read. The main problem here seems to have been that her penmanship is terrible. What an awful reason to lose the game.

by Anonymousreply 398June 18, 2022 5:03 PM

I still think it says Tubman, but I have crappy handwriting so am biased in her favor...

Judges gotta judge.

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by Anonymousreply 399June 18, 2022 5:12 PM

It says Tubma

by Anonymousreply 400June 18, 2022 6:45 PM

Poor penmanship may cost you dearly!

by Anonymousreply 401June 18, 2022 6:55 PM

Looks like Tubman to me.

by Anonymousreply 402June 18, 2022 7:01 PM

He didn’t object to having been ruled incomplete so we can assume it didn’t look like Tubman to the person who wrote it.

by Anonymousreply 403June 18, 2022 7:21 PM


by Anonymousreply 404June 18, 2022 7:22 PM

If I didn't know the name Tubman, and I had to guess at what Sadie wrote, I would probably say "Tubnug" or "Tubnuy." It also looks like she spelled Harriet wrong, as Harriett. What terrible penmanship. I wonder if she considered printing her answer, though of course that takes longer.

by Anonymousreply 405June 18, 2022 7:54 PM

I image there was a big gap between revealing Sadie's answer and Mayim saying "it looks like Harriet Tubman but you didn't finish" that was edited out.

The fact Sadie acquiesced without any fight just seems strange. It seems like she would have protested at least slightly. I know I would have. I suspect taping was paused while the judges debated. And then they resumed taping with Mayim ruling "you didn't finish" and Sadie's nod of acceptance.

I also think that if we write in protesting the ruling if MIGHT make a difference. A few months ago, the show announced it was going to have a Second Chances Tournament. This situation should definitely qualify Sadie for the Second Chance Tournament.

Below is the contact info for show

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by Anonymousreply 406June 18, 2022 10:34 PM

protest what? she fucked it up herself. we can't be mind readers and guess what she wrote down.

by Anonymousreply 407June 18, 2022 10:47 PM

I kept thinking Molly was an SNL skit character.

by Anonymousreply 408June 18, 2022 11:28 PM

Another great nail-biting show tonight! Close games are the best and this could have been anyone's to win. ' That Megan is un-fucking-believably lucky and she seems to know it. Has any long-time champ won so many FJs with the wrong answer?

by Anonymousreply 409June 21, 2022 1:28 AM

The gay musician screwed himself with his FJ wager.

by Anonymousreply 410June 21, 2022 2:11 AM

But not as much as the crazy Asian lady (Letty?) in the middle with her outrageous $8800 DB wager when she was already ahead of the other two by over $2000! WTF was she thinking??

by Anonymousreply 411June 21, 2022 2:18 AM

So weird that Megan could come up with CROWN but not MONARCHY.

by Anonymousreply 412June 21, 2022 2:19 AM

R411 And she did that thing that is inexplicable to me: She bet so much on an answer that was on the $2000 row. Seems so often people don't consider the degree of difficulty. DJ high on the board? Bet a lot. DJ low on the board? Bet more cautiously.

by Anonymousreply 413June 21, 2022 2:32 AM

So weird that I came up with Democracy but not Monarchy. I lost on Jeopardy -- again...

by Anonymousreply 414June 21, 2022 3:05 AM

Double Jeopardy is not harder or easier depending on the dollar value of the tile that it’s hidden under.

by Anonymousreply 415June 21, 2022 3:40 AM

R415, you probably mean Daily Double.

And you’re very wrong.

by Anonymousreply 416June 21, 2022 3:58 AM

FJ was tough.

by Anonymousreply 417June 21, 2022 4:57 AM

Is this the lowest dollar figure has won a game by? Megan will be eaten alive in the TOC.

by Anonymousreply 418June 21, 2022 2:47 PM

R415 Have you never watched the show? Of course the Daily Double "clue" is exactly what it would have been on the board without DD. DDs high on the board are easy, DDs low on the board are hard. Duh.

by Anonymousreply 419June 21, 2022 2:57 PM

I’ve been invited to audition for Jeopardy! via Zoom. Not sure I want to be on TV.

by Anonymousreply 420June 21, 2022 6:37 PM

R420, congrats! you've should have said "my friend" instead of you...

Make DL proud!

by Anonymousreply 421June 21, 2022 6:51 PM

Audition is tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 422June 21, 2022 8:48 PM

Can't wait to hear all about the audition!

Have a great time. Tell 'em DataLounge is rooting for you!

by Anonymousreply 423June 21, 2022 8:57 PM

Good luck, R420.

We've already had at least one DL person appear on the show. (This was a couple of years ago.)

I think he won 4 games and a good sum of money, but not enough to make it to the ToC.

While I don't remember his name, I do remember he was a really nice, cute gay guy.

And I also remember that some poster - remarking on his having won over DL during his reign - referred to him as The People's Princess.

by Anonymousreply 424June 21, 2022 9:09 PM

Thoughts and prayers . . .

“Jeopardy!” host Mayim Bialik is feeling “a lot of fear” after testing positive for COVID-19.

“I have COVID and it’s no joke over here,” a sniffly Bialik, who is vaccinated and boosted against the virus, said in a video posted to her Podcast’s Instagram account on Monday.

The 46-year-old actress added, “It’s bound to find us and it did. It’s very very exhausting…There’s many varieties of COVID…The exhaustion is very special.”

Bialik — who has asthma and a thyroid condition — compared the feeling to that of having mono, saying that “you need to sleep.”

“I’m feeling a whole bunch of regret that I ever took my mask off ever in the world, like even outside,” she said. “I’ve still been pretty careful … alI’m just putting this out there. I’m feeling a lot of fear. Why did I ever go out? Why did I think that anything was fine ever?”

by Anonymousreply 425June 21, 2022 10:14 PM

i got the fj. She won by 2 bucks! very lucky!

by Anonymousreply 426June 21, 2022 11:28 PM

Good luck R422. Smile a lot and be as relaxed as you can. It’ll be fun.

by Anonymousreply 427June 21, 2022 11:43 PM

Oh FFS. She has to be the luckiest champion ever. I really hoped that this was her last appearance.

by Anonymousreply 428June 22, 2022 12:00 AM

Very suspicious that again she places just the right weird amount bet...

by Anonymousreply 429June 22, 2022 12:23 AM

It’s not suspicious, R429. It’s damned lucky though, as everything has to go right for her to win. Today’s FJ was very easy. There’s no excuse for the other two contestants to fuck that up.

by Anonymousreply 430June 22, 2022 12:27 AM

if you do make it on national TV, please do us gay proud and dress properly. not in horrid colors and terrible style for body type etc.

by Anonymousreply 431June 22, 2022 1:02 AM

I’ll be sure to come here for style advice.

by Anonymousreply 432June 22, 2022 4:45 AM

Great game.

Yes, Final seemed easy to me. But apparently two of them didn't find it easy.

Megan won by $2 again. This is, what, the third time she's won by $2.

by Anonymousreply 433June 22, 2022 7:13 AM

Gotta say, I'm loving Megan. Easy to take personality and her ups and downs and quirky betting always make for a close, unpredictable and tense game.

by Anonymousreply 434June 22, 2022 12:42 PM

please don't wear putrid green like that contestant last night.

by Anonymousreply 435June 22, 2022 1:04 PM

when is Ken coming back?

I don't like this host, she wears the ugliest clothes! look at what she wore today! PUKE!

by Anonymousreply 436June 22, 2022 11:10 PM

It’s the Daily Double! Giggle!


by Anonymousreply 437June 22, 2022 11:18 PM

I think I did well on the test. Now I wait.

by Anonymousreply 438June 22, 2022 11:44 PM

I will miss Megan.

by Anonymousreply 439June 22, 2022 11:46 PM

Zoom dancing!

by Anonymousreply 440June 22, 2022 11:52 PM

I liked Megan, but after six days I was ready to see a new champion.

by Anonymousreply 441June 22, 2022 11:59 PM

Very weak contestants today. FJ was beyond easy and winner’s FJ wager was cowardly and stupid.

by Anonymousreply 442June 23, 2022 12:14 AM

I guessed Stevenson too. Weak.

Ken Jennings is going to be on the $100,000 Pyramid.

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by Anonymousreply 443June 23, 2022 2:53 AM

Stevenson was a perfectly reasonable answer to FJ even if wrong because of the parrot in Treasure Island.

I had also thought of Flaubert because of that book Flaubert's Parrot (stupid me!).

by Anonymousreply 444June 23, 2022 3:08 AM

But the clue specifically said the writer DIDN’T go with a parrot.

by Anonymousreply 445June 23, 2022 3:21 AM

Oh. Polly want a cracker!

by Anonymousreply 446June 23, 2022 4:14 AM

Quoth the Megan. Nevermore.

by Anonymousreply 447June 23, 2022 4:41 AM

I didn’t know ravens could talk. Anyway, good change Edgar. “Quoth the parrot “nevermore” just doesn’t have the same ring.

by Anonymousreply 448June 23, 2022 5:13 AM

Weird game tonight. But I liked all three contestants. Congrats to Jeff.

I also said Robert Louis Stevesnon.

by Anonymousreply 449June 23, 2022 6:36 AM

R449, Disqualified for misspelling.

by Anonymousreply 450June 23, 2022 9:29 AM

Was no one else turned off by Jeff’s “dozens of friends flying in from around the world” birthday story?

by Anonymousreply 451June 23, 2022 11:52 AM

I predict Jeff will be a one game champ.

by Anonymousreply 452June 23, 2022 1:14 PM

That story was strange, R451.

by Anonymousreply 453June 23, 2022 3:06 PM

How much of her $60K winnings will Megan donate to the "unhoused"?

by Anonymousreply 454June 23, 2022 3:21 PM

Typo in final Jeopardy!

Was it on the clue itself or just the caption?

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by Anonymousreply 455June 23, 2022 10:39 PM

Windy or is it Wendy is so damn obnoxious.

by Anonymousreply 456June 23, 2022 11:40 PM

Wow - totally guessed final!

My best friend and I have an inside joke about a quote from decades ago about "fags being so good to their mothers." The Canadian lady seemed insufferable, but I would've been fine with the other guy.

by Anonymousreply 457June 24, 2022 12:02 AM

The Black contestant was very cute and smart. He was often in lead place. I'll miss him.

I, too, guessed Buck. Easy one, as I see it.

by Anonymousreply 458June 24, 2022 12:10 AM

So many missed questions!

by Anonymousreply 459June 24, 2022 12:13 AM

Yeah they missed a lot of questions. FJ seemed pretty easy.

by Anonymousreply 460June 24, 2022 12:58 AM

I did make a note of the ones I knew they all didn't: dragonfly, novel, Balkans, Dickens.

by Anonymousreply 461June 24, 2022 1:05 AM

I admittedly did not notice the typo in that FJ clue, but I did notice an error in that article at R455. The phrase is "lo and behold," not "low and behold."

by Anonymousreply 462June 24, 2022 1:16 AM

Jeff was giving me Robert Durst vibes. Dead shark eyes and weird ticks.

by Anonymousreply 463June 24, 2022 5:36 AM

I bought that album when it was first released and still totally blanked on FJ.

by Anonymousreply 464June 24, 2022 5:43 AM

I don’t think of Tom Petty as a Southern Rocker (debatable) and Damn the Torpedoes was a group album (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) while the clue asked about a an album by a single rocker.

by Anonymousreply 465June 24, 2022 5:53 AM

I had no idea what the album title was but because of the historical date I guessed Full Speed Ahead. And I was close but wrong.

by Anonymousreply 466June 24, 2022 1:38 PM

Had the same issue, R485. The clue specifically said rocker, which immediately made me rule out Petty and the Heartbreakers. Another poorly written FJ.

by Anonymousreply 467June 24, 2022 3:32 PM

More than poorly written. Flat out wrong.

by Anonymousreply 468June 24, 2022 3:38 PM

Who the fuck is replacing actual writers on this show?

by Anonymousreply 469June 24, 2022 4:38 PM

I suppose many people think of bands with names like [Lead Singer] and the [Band Name] to be solo acts.

by Anonymousreply 470June 24, 2022 4:50 PM

Ryan's COVID battle.

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by Anonymousreply 471June 24, 2022 4:55 PM

What a charming, self-effacing man, R471. I do wonder why someone smart has worked a series of menial jobs (and I wonder what his dreams and ambitions are - something artistic, I suppose), but he's really likeable.

by Anonymousreply 472June 25, 2022 12:05 AM

Totally agree, R465. I don't think of Tom Petty as a southern rocker in the way of Greg Allman or the Van Zants.

This album was the one with "Refugee", a great, great song and very much a band, not a solo.

Bad clue, bad FJ. I'd appreciate a moratorium on pop culture for a while, with all questions based on knowledge of history, geography, science and the Western canon.

by Anonymousreply 473June 25, 2022 12:09 AM

I'm glad there's a new champion, the other one was bugging me with his frantic clicking.

by Anonymousreply 474June 25, 2022 12:40 AM

It's called not believing in yourself, R472.

by Anonymousreply 475June 25, 2022 12:54 AM

Seems more like what’s traditionally called poverty, r475. It’s hard to have gravitas and JonBenet “stage-hands” presence when you’re wondering week to week whether you can afford the brand-name cereal for your kids at the supermarket and whether your EBT card will even cover it.

by Anonymousreply 476June 25, 2022 3:42 AM

Joe is good, and all three had a decent shot at winning. That's the first FJ I've got right in ages.

by Anonymousreply 477June 25, 2022 3:53 AM

Wish I could get a message to the host(s) that her name was Muh-RYE-uh Mitchell, rather than Muh-REE-uh. Nantucketers notice this every time.

by Anonymousreply 478June 25, 2022 3:00 PM

You CAN contact the show. Look at the website.

by Anonymousreply 479June 25, 2022 3:01 PM

Does it seem that the quality of clues/questions isn't as good (clear, interesting, well written) as it used to be? Or have I just become an old cranky guy?

by Anonymousreply 480June 25, 2022 3:40 PM

Yes and yes R480.


by Anonymousreply 481June 25, 2022 3:41 PM

R478, Who dat?

by Anonymousreply 482June 25, 2022 4:02 PM

I think the writers have become too clever by half.

by Anonymousreply 483June 25, 2022 7:59 PM

FJ on Friday was ridiculously easy.

by Anonymousreply 484June 26, 2022 8:37 PM

When the category for Final announced, Jack Nicholson popped in my mind.

And even before Mayim finished reading the clue, I knew the answer was Jack Nicholson.

by Anonymousreply 485June 26, 2022 10:34 PM

Only Daniel Day Lewis also has three Oscars and he wasn’t working in the 1970s.

by Anonymousreply 486June 26, 2022 10:46 PM

R486, Excuse me?

by Anonymousreply 487June 26, 2022 10:49 PM

Okay. But he’s been dead since 1974.

by Anonymousreply 488June 26, 2022 10:51 PM

That final bet of Joe's showed big balls.

Am I the only one who finds him sexy?

by Anonymousreply 489June 28, 2022 12:03 AM


by Anonymousreply 490June 28, 2022 12:19 AM

he's OK. not ugly.

by Anonymousreply 491June 28, 2022 12:20 AM

He has Thick Dick Energy for sure.

FJ was - yet again - ridiculously easy.

by Anonymousreply 492June 28, 2022 1:07 AM

I guessed FJ and was surprised to be right.

by Anonymousreply 493June 28, 2022 1:09 AM

R489. No, you are not the only one. Definitely not the only one. Joe is hot as fuck. When his run on Jeopardy is over - long may he reign - Joe should start an OnlyFans. His username could be DaddyInJeopardy.

Yes, FJ was pretty easy, especially since I think it was an answer on a quite recent question (not FJ, just a question). I can understand missing it because the category was absurdly broad, but I did get it without any trouble.

by Anonymousreply 494June 28, 2022 1:35 AM

Good game, with a lot of lead changes. I guessed meme because it was all I could think of, but was sure it was wrong. Joe is an above average Joe.

by Anonymousreply 495June 28, 2022 3:07 AM

Love that Joe! Long may he rule.

by Anonymousreply 496June 28, 2022 3:09 AM

Yes, Joe is quite sexy.

I guessed "woke" for FJ.

by Anonymousreply 497June 28, 2022 3:33 AM

Great game.

I liked Emma, but also like Joe. Would be happy to see him stick around for a while.

I knew Final was meme instantly because it was the answer to Final in one of Alex's last episodes.

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