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Jeopardy #38

Moving on from Ben, Benedict, and Benedick...

by Anonymousreply 211June 10, 2023 11:59 AM

Yet another torturous thirty minutes with tonight’s three contestants.

by Anonymousreply 1May 24, 2023 11:40 PM

Tonight on Jeopardy! Tournament of the Eldernerds!!!

Well, maybe it'll be good to just see a lot of fresh faces each night for awhile.

by Anonymousreply 2May 24, 2023 11:43 PM

I thought Mayim was nobly choosing not to appear to support the WGA strike. Why is she still there?

by Anonymousreply 3May 24, 2023 11:44 PM

I thought the champ was good looking, so I wanted him to win. Shallow? SUE ME!

by Anonymousreply 4May 25, 2023 12:01 AM

I almost nodded off.

by Anonymousreply 5May 25, 2023 12:03 AM

R3: apparently it will take a little while for her to drop out and Ken to appear again.

by Anonymousreply 6May 25, 2023 12:04 AM

[quote]I thought Mayim was nobly choosing not to appear to support the WGA strike. Why is she still there?

R3, these episodes were most likely recorded before the strike began.

by Anonymousreply 7May 25, 2023 12:40 AM

[quote] I thought Mayim was nobly choosing not to appear to support the WGA strike. Why is she still there?

It’s only the last week of the season, which won’t happen for a while.

by Anonymousreply 8May 25, 2023 12:54 AM

It was as if Lee Haw and Jeopardy merged tonight. How dumb do you have to be to qualify?

by Anonymousreply 9May 25, 2023 1:25 AM

This had to be one of the worst episodes ever. Couldn't they have chosen three other zombies ? Unattractive and uneducated - all three of them.

by Anonymousreply 10May 25, 2023 3:14 AM

I was just about to post that tonight's episode seemed like a competition of hillbillies - and then I see R9 essentially beat me to it.

I made the mistake of watching this after the Masters finale, which made it even more of a struggle to get through.

There's nothing like watching a champions double header and then following it the special ed version of the game.

by Anonymousreply 11May 25, 2023 3:20 AM

I think they left clues on the board during both segments because no one could answer a damn question. The dead air during each non-answer felt like forever and ate up a lot of time. It felt as iftThe winner answered maybe five questions correctly and he's the winner?

by Anonymousreply 12May 25, 2023 3:58 AM

The winner appeared to be the worst contestant since Cliff Clavin.

by Anonymousreply 13May 25, 2023 12:33 PM

i was convinced this was a 'practice run' they taped and aired by mistake. This episode was awful !

by Anonymousreply 14May 25, 2023 2:55 PM

R12, clues were left on the board for the second day in a row. The common factor was the idiot champion woman and her taking ten seconds to choose a fucking clue. You’re not shopping for the best deal on baked beans, bitch, pick a clue.

by Anonymousreply 15May 25, 2023 3:02 PM

OP—in this thread we say “Jeopardy!” Not “Jeopardy.”

by Anonymousreply 16May 25, 2023 3:39 PM

What is oops?!

by Anonymousreply 17May 25, 2023 5:19 PM

Where are they finding these contestants? A bus terminal?

by Anonymousreply 18May 25, 2023 5:44 PM

A bus station in the Ozarks, R18.

by Anonymousreply 19May 25, 2023 6:21 PM

Let's put it this way ... on days where it's Champ vs. Potted Plants I know enough right answers right away that the challengers should also. If they could pass the online test, they should in theory know a lot more. Unless it's stage fright, there's really no excuse for runaways because neither challenger rang in.

by Anonymousreply 20May 25, 2023 8:47 PM

Why did daily Jeopardy! episodes disappear from You Tube?

by Anonymousreply 21May 25, 2023 8:48 PM

Ed lives with his mother and collects fridge magnets? Did I hear that correctly?

by Anonymousreply 22May 25, 2023 11:10 PM

I hope not, that sounds too weird.

by Anonymousreply 23May 25, 2023 11:59 PM

Yes, you heard correctly. Unfortunately, the str8 Disney groom prevailed.

by Anonymousreply 24May 26, 2023 12:11 AM

Who should have prevailed, r24? The girl was sweet but rather dim.

by Anonymousreply 25May 26, 2023 1:01 AM

And devoted to Oscar stats.

by Anonymousreply 26May 26, 2023 1:48 AM

Could that dim bulb of a movie lover possibly tell a duller anecdote than the one she told?

I almost nodded off listening to her.

by Anonymousreply 27May 26, 2023 2:29 AM

I liked Meagan. She was pretty, she spoke eloquently and she took up space.

by Anonymousreply 28May 26, 2023 2:54 AM

Her wardrobe choice of a matronly olive green cardigan with nothing under it was weird. I kept thinking, that must be itchy!

by Anonymousreply 29May 26, 2023 4:00 AM

Megan was telegenic. Groundlings was a hard Daily Double.

by Anonymousreply 30May 26, 2023 4:33 AM

Not if you have more than. a nodding acquaintance with Shakespeare. The contestants' struggling with "Bard of Avon" was pretty surprising.

by Anonymousreply 31May 26, 2023 12:38 PM

Megan gave me Fleabag vibes.

by Anonymousreply 32May 26, 2023 1:53 PM

LOL, i ccancel you out , the you cancel me out and the hare wins the race.

by Anonymousreply 33May 26, 2023 11:30 PM

Very stupid wagering! I knew final immediately. They didn't get the Oglethorpe connection to Georgia, lives of Quiet Desperation, nor that GA = gallium?

by Anonymousreply 34May 27, 2023 12:00 AM

That was a really up and down game. Good wagering by the new champ. I couldn't remember Neuralink either...

by Anonymousreply 35May 27, 2023 4:15 AM

Because I was busy watching the Masters Tournament, I once again didn't get around to watching this week's syndicated shows until the weekend.

Last weekend, I binged all five episodes in one session. That was a major mistake! All the shows started blurring together, and lost whatever was fun and special about them by watching five in one sitting.

This weekend, I made a point of watching the five episodes individually with at least 5-6 hours between episodes. That a much more pleasant way to watch the show. It keeps some element of fun and specialness to watch them one at a time, even though I ended up watching five episodes in the space of about 36 hours.

That said, what an awful week of games! This was one of the most boring weeks ever! With some of the dullest contestants I've ever seen on the show! Bland does not even begin to describe this week's contestants!!

The Wednesday show had to be the worst episode of Jeopardy! I've ever watched. I was so bored and so uninterested in these contestants, I thought time was moving in slow motion. Those 18 minutes of game felt like several hours.

Maybe I got spoiled watching the pros play in Masters, but my tolerance was especially low this week. But at least we got rid of Ben "Hi, Mom" Chan.

Here's hoping next week will have more exciting contestants and more thrilling games.

by Anonymousreply 36May 28, 2023 3:29 AM

I like the episode this week where Mayim had to use her best high school Spanish to pronounce the clues.

by Anonymousreply 37May 28, 2023 1:38 PM

What a string of lucky moron champs lately. Terrible performances once again.

by Anonymousreply 38May 29, 2023 9:49 PM

Luckiest bitch alive. Dead former champs are rolling and I do mean rolling in their graves.

by Anonymousreply 39May 29, 2023 11:30 PM

Insanely easy FJ. Travis was cute.

by Anonymousreply 40May 29, 2023 11:58 PM

Jeez. Yes, Travis was cute, but that was an extremely easy FJ that he missed. He would’ve been the champ. Of course he shouldn’t have missed Quaker either.

by Anonymousreply 41May 30, 2023 12:04 AM

I blame Daddy Travis who should have known better. Rockefeller from WV was a bit obscure, but Steinbeck, Red Guard and Pensacola that they missed were all obvious to me.

by Anonymousreply 42May 30, 2023 12:09 AM

Yeah, easy FJ.

Liked all three contestants.

by Anonymousreply 43May 30, 2023 12:27 AM

A FJ so easy a third grader could get it right and Travis stared at that board like it was written in Polish.

And he was hoping to end his family history of losing Jeopardy! players?

by Anonymousreply 44May 30, 2023 2:44 AM

He did worse than both of them, R44! They were both runners-up and Travis came in third place.

by Anonymousreply 45May 30, 2023 3:58 AM

Travis - another cute guy who's ultimately a dim bulb.

There's something irritating about the champ's voice.

And Mayim's blouse - did she wear that on a dare?

I kept trying to remember if that was the same top worn by the kid in the Visconti movie Death in Venice.

by Anonymousreply 46May 30, 2023 4:58 PM

Travis was cute but not the brightest bulb.

Such an easy Final and he missed it. And John Steinbeck too.

Why are we having such a sting of dull and dim contestants?

by Anonymousreply 47May 30, 2023 6:03 PM

In my area the show was pre-empted last night for a holiday concert.

by Anonymousreply 48May 30, 2023 8:48 PM

You didn’t miss much, R48.

by Anonymousreply 49May 30, 2023 8:51 PM

I like the new champ though her FJ response was insane. As was the former champ's.

I guessed the Bloomsbury Group which was a little less insane. I was trying to come up with the Pre-Raphaelites but couldn't remember the term, wrong as it was.

by Anonymousreply 50May 30, 2023 11:38 PM

I got FJ!

by Anonymousreply 51May 30, 2023 11:58 PM

I can't believe I missed "Lake Poets".

New champ's going to be around for a while.

by Anonymousreply 52May 31, 2023 2:29 AM

Not with that FJ answer. Algonquin Group?

by Anonymousreply 53May 31, 2023 2:55 AM

R53 Hmmmm. Well, you know, lake adjacent.

by Anonymousreply 54May 31, 2023 2:59 AM

I said Lake District Poets, which Mayim probably would have nixed. I went to Lake Windemere once in July: if I were a poet the natural beauty would have inspired me to write too.

by Anonymousreply 55May 31, 2023 4:20 AM

Finally! An exciting game after a long streak of dull ones.

I liked both challengers. Glad we have someone who seems to be intelligent in the champion spot.

I had no idea on Final but did know the Eagles!

by Anonymousreply 56May 31, 2023 7:24 AM

I guessed final correctly. Lord, that new champ seems cold, hard, etc. Maybe it's cultural? I do like that she beat the old one.

by Anonymousreply 57May 31, 2023 11:53 AM

Kyle clearly responded “Internet”, not “Intranet”.

by Anonymousreply 58May 31, 2023 9:08 PM

The new champ is a dyke - mark my words.

by Anonymousreply 59May 31, 2023 9:12 PM

First commercial break with two in the red and the winner blowing the DJ back to zero. I do believe we're in for another long episode.

by Anonymousreply 60May 31, 2023 11:07 PM

Kyle is a library branch manager and didn't know FJ?

by Anonymousreply 61May 31, 2023 11:39 PM

[quote]Kyle is a library branch manager and didn't know FJ?

FWIW, he also didn’t know “Cats”. He needs to turn in his library AND gay cards.

by Anonymousreply 62June 1, 2023 12:01 AM

I didn't know Final either. I did know many they blew, including that Greece is not in the Pyranees.

More good luck for Ilhana with dim opponents. She'd get eaten alive in a T o C.

by Anonymousreply 63June 1, 2023 12:02 AM

She'll never get to that point.

by Anonymousreply 64June 1, 2023 12:47 AM

Is there another way to watch Jeopardy episodes? Youtube doesn't seem to show them any more.

by Anonymousreply 65June 1, 2023 1:04 AM

R65, Sure they do, each weekday as early as 1:00 PM Eastern Time.

by Anonymousreply 66June 1, 2023 1:47 AM

R65, I’ve had some luck googling “today’s Jeopardy episode” along with the full day and date. Often the episode — on YouTube — will come up in the Google search even if I can’t get it appear in YouTube directly. It works many times, but definitely isn’t consistent.

by Anonymousreply 67June 1, 2023 2:05 AM

FJ was super easy. It even had the added hint about the Geena Davis Institute (Geena is a former Olympian in archery).

by Anonymousreply 68June 1, 2023 2:26 AM

For some reason I thought Geena was a fencer, and I couldn't think of a fencing movie, so I ran out of time and guessed ... surfing. They all seemed very nice, but Lisa's upspeak would drive me bats if she were my English teacher.

by Anonymousreply 69June 1, 2023 4:27 AM

Once again, three knuckleheads. It looked like they were going to make it a game in double jeopardy, but the incorrect answers and no responses at all sunk that feeling. Together, they reached $10,401 dollars. $18,000 is available on the single jeopardy board alone. The two losers won $401 between them, yet they earned $3000 for the effort. Doesn’t seem right.

by Anonymousreply 70June 1, 2023 4:58 AM

Tonight’s two time winner reminds me of Fraulein Schweiger in the Sound of Music when she keeps bowing her head after a win.

by Anonymousreply 71June 1, 2023 5:09 AM

Lisa got "Cats" before Kyle could buzz in. The ALW clues were all gimmes, and he snuck in one about "Bad Cinderella" even though he promised that the clues would be about his "previous successes on Broadway."

by Anonymousreply 72June 1, 2023 5:33 AM

R72, Well, it’s about to enter the previous column.

““Bad Cinderella,” a revisionist riff on the classic fairy tale, will close on June 4, bringing to an end, at least for the time being, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's 43-year-long streak of shows on Broadway.”

by Anonymousreply 73June 1, 2023 5:51 AM

R72, At least Kyle got “Norma Desmond”.

by Anonymousreply 74June 1, 2023 5:53 AM

Poor Kyle - another doomed gay contestant.

R71 - Ilhana reminds me of the VEEP character Marjorie, the severe-looking girlfriend of Selina Meyer's daughter.

by Anonymousreply 75June 1, 2023 12:02 PM

I thought Ilhana kind of sparked to life yesterday during her interview portion. Then she returned to that “way” she has during the rest of the game.

I liked Kyle and was rooting for him. He was sweet. You can just tell that he is an aggressive power bottom.

by Anonymousreply 76June 1, 2023 12:21 PM

Ilhana is a Bosnian Muslim name. I wonder when she came to the US.

by Anonymousreply 77June 1, 2023 1:02 PM

Kyle was as dumb as a bag of rocks. He should've done better with the ALW questions - should've been first on the buzzer !

I guessed 'boxing' for FJ - wasn't thinking 'Archery' or 'Hunger Games' at all. I was thinking the Hillary Swank movie where she was a boxer.

by Anonymousreply 78June 1, 2023 2:51 PM

Whoops ! Mayim is getting blowback on her 'inconsistent' rules !

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by Anonymousreply 79June 1, 2023 3:08 PM

I wasn't an anti-Bialik fan during the extended audition period. But in the recent shows she is getting more and more "morose" to me: her "no" when someone gets a question wrong.... she pauses a beat, and says "no" with such passive aggressive disapproval, it makes me think she is sending contestants back to their therapists...

by Anonymousreply 80June 1, 2023 3:18 PM

Is it really her call (or KJ's call) to ask the contestant to 'be more specific' with their answer ? I would think it's the producers who are talking into her earpiece or on her monitor in front of her - I doubt the host has that much 'decision making power' .

And Kyle did say 'internet' not 'intranet' on one of his answers, and she ruled correctly (and then corrected him).

By the way, can someone buy Kyle some shoulders or shoulder pads ? His head was about three feet away from his droopy shoulders. Too bad for such a cute guy.

by Anonymousreply 81June 1, 2023 3:22 PM

[QUOTE] I was thinking the Hillary Swank movie where she was a boxer.

Did you really think Million Dollar Baby came out in 2012?

by Anonymousreply 82June 1, 2023 3:41 PM

I thought he said “intranet.” “Internet” would be a remarkably dumb response.

by Anonymousreply 83June 1, 2023 3:57 PM

I was one who could have also sworn Kyle said "internet," but when I played that part back with the closed captioning, it had "intranet."

by Anonymousreply 84June 1, 2023 4:05 PM

R82 I didn't give it much thought at all. I don't really follow what years movies have come out - especially in the era of 'Superhero Movies' of the past 20 years. I just remembered Swank starred - and won an Oscar - playing a boxer. Didn't give much thought past that.

by Anonymousreply 85June 1, 2023 5:02 PM

After an exciting game on Tuesday, we revert back to dull ones on Wednesday. Such uninteresting contestants. Why are we getting this glut of bad contestants?

I had no idea on Final, but did know Andorra was in the Pyrenees.

by Anonymousreply 86June 1, 2023 5:18 PM

[quote] It even had the added hint about the Geena Davis Institute (Geena is a former Olympian in archery).

I seriously doubt that anyone except the most hard-core Geena Davis fans would remember that. It seems obscure. Yes, she’s been somewhat steadily working for the past four decades, but most of her big box office films were ages ago in the 1980s and 1990s.

I think that the inclusion of Geena’s name in the clue threw off the contestants towards A League of Their Own. The two challengers went there with baseball and softball, even though the 2012 date in the clue was 20 years after the film.

by Anonymousreply 87June 1, 2023 6:18 PM

R84, You actually trust the closed captioner’s judgment?

I played it back several times and Kyle absolutely responded “Internet”.

by Anonymousreply 88June 1, 2023 7:19 PM

Certainly sounded like internet to me. I also rewound it and listened to it multiple times.

I thought of League of Their Own for Geena Davis too, as r87 said. But I knew that was an early 90s movie. I had no idea what 2012 film dealt with females and sports, so was stumped by clue.

Never saw Hunger Games and never wanted to see it.

by Anonymousreply 89June 1, 2023 8:10 PM

Instead of archery, I answered ‘Bow & Arrow’. Would they have taken that answer?

by Anonymousreply 90June 1, 2023 11:11 PM

This dude who abused the DJ privilege with his vast lack of knowledge looks like Woody Harrelson if Harrelson were on Prednisone.

by Anonymousreply 91June 1, 2023 11:27 PM

Idiots Delight continues to be the theme of winners on this show. The dumbest of them all are now rising to the top.

by Anonymousreply 92June 1, 2023 11:28 PM

He couldn't get Minuteman with the easy phrasing of that clue??

by Anonymousreply 93June 1, 2023 11:50 PM

Elmer Fudd lives!

by Anonymousreply 94June 1, 2023 11:56 PM

Jared did not deserve that win.

by Anonymousreply 95June 1, 2023 11:58 PM

Along with Minuteman, the verb shanghai is a synonym of kidnap. I feel "macaroon" and "macaron" are not the same thing - two very different cookies!

My first thought was Islamabad, but inferred they were looking for more than "Islamic Republic of ..." as part a country name. I would've put Pakistan, however, to fill the space.

I preferred the new champ over the other challenger, but would've been okay with her defeating the sea dog.

by Anonymousreply 96June 2, 2023 12:05 AM

Eva told the dullest story about where she lives.

by Anonymousreply 97June 2, 2023 12:48 AM

Now we all know why Mayim left two weeks earlier than she was contracted for. She blamed 'the writers strike' but we all know she couldn't take these idiot contestants any longer. She wasted her perfect high school French and Latin for the past few weeks on these morons.

by Anonymousreply 98June 2, 2023 1:07 AM

Lord they were stupid tonight and the stupidest of the three somehow pulled it off.

by Anonymousreply 99June 2, 2023 1:15 AM

I agree that accepting “macaroons’ for “macarons” was disappointing.

by Anonymousreply 100June 2, 2023 1:21 AM

Also why did the previous days keep like ducking and darting around as if she was reading or trying to see the answer somewhere? I almost kind of liked her but her affectations were just too odd.

by Anonymousreply 101June 2, 2023 1:38 AM

Macron is tastier than both.

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by Anonymousreply 102June 2, 2023 4:15 AM

I’m taking a break from the game. I get too frustrated by the lack of knowledge and strategy from many recent contestants.

Today they were selecting $200 and $400 clues when a daily double has yet to be found, and that $1000 clue was all by itself just sitting there. One of the women could have made a bold move and create thousands of dollars of cushion between her and the other before double jeopardy started.

Banging my head against the wall!

by Anonymousreply 103June 2, 2023 5:11 AM

R102, Macron shaves his pits.

by Anonymousreply 104June 2, 2023 9:33 AM

This guy is the oldest contestant yet. Oh wait, it's Biden and today's show is pre-empted.

by Anonymousreply 105June 2, 2023 11:10 PM

So, will this show air on Monday?

by Anonymousreply 106June 2, 2023 11:15 PM

I'm watching on NYC ABC and they started it already in progress. They were already into round two when it came on. It's still on and the "champ" lol, is in the lead.

by Anonymousreply 107June 2, 2023 11:22 PM

Is Jared in a work release program? Is he wearing a prison uniform tonight? Is he the luckiest champ ever?

FJ was so easy!

by Anonymousreply 108June 2, 2023 11:29 PM

Even he can't believe he won. Again.

by Anonymousreply 109June 2, 2023 11:30 PM

That a woman of her age could struggle to come up with A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, especially with all those clues, boggles my mind. And to only bet $1500???

by Anonymousreply 110June 2, 2023 11:45 PM

These people are idiots. Ridiculously easy FJ and two of them miss it.

And Olympus, Ohio?

by Anonymousreply 111June 2, 2023 11:58 PM

Jim Thorpe, PA, anyone? Big Ohio school = Columbus, Yes, kiddies (including the lady from Toronto), Ohio is on Lake Erie. Should've gotten all of them, along with Olympus. W-P AFB I knew, but it was much tougher. Final was easy enough.

Poor Jong, it was like he was occasionally poked with a stick or something to show signs of life. The lady looked younger than 50 to me, but too precocious. I don't share the Jared hate, he's okay with me.

by Anonymousreply 112June 3, 2023 12:16 AM

“What is a bra?”


by Anonymousreply 113June 3, 2023 12:16 AM

I got all of the "State of the Union" answers correct, including Jackie and JFK (since they were married in my home state). FJ was waaaaaaaaaaaay to easy.

Jared deserved the win today - he ran away with the game. Did they shut Jung's buzzer off ? Was he even playing the game ?

by Anonymousreply 114June 3, 2023 1:36 AM

I didn't know Rhode Island, and was torn between Nixon Resigns and President Resigns.

by Anonymousreply 115June 3, 2023 4:02 AM

Thankfully, no one had: BYE DICK

by Anonymousreply 116June 3, 2023 4:22 AM

Yes, R110. She’s behind the leader by $2,000 and she bets $1,500. She lost it right there. She didn’t deserve to win.

by Anonymousreply 117June 3, 2023 4:58 AM

Guessing a Carter Defeated headline for 1974 was also problematic.

by Anonymousreply 118June 3, 2023 4:59 AM

Carter’s election didn’t happen until 1976, and he won that one.

by Anonymousreply 119June 3, 2023 9:05 AM

What is wrong with these people?!

by Anonymousreply 120June 3, 2023 1:29 PM

Jared is a mixed bag. I want to dislike him. He gives off creepy vibes and dresses like a prison escapee. And looks like he hasn't seen a ray of sunshine in his entire life.

But at the same time, he is fairly smart. He came from behind to win on Thursday, despite tanking on two of three Double Jeopardy clues. Gotta admire that. And he did well on Friday too. So, I have to admire him.

Yes Final was incredibly easy.

by Anonymousreply 121June 3, 2023 10:43 PM

Who knew that Guam borders the Caribbean?

by Anonymousreply 122June 5, 2023 11:35 PM

I would have enjoyed spending a few more evenings with handsome Harrison. Oh, well....

by Anonymousreply 123June 5, 2023 11:37 PM

And Tokyo is in the Phillippines.

by Anonymousreply 124June 5, 2023 11:41 PM

R122: I guessed Colombia for that one.

No idea of Final, thought POTUS was a modern press acronym not specifically attributed.

It's funny R123, Jared is more my type than Harrison. It truly takes all kinds!

by Anonymousreply 125June 6, 2023 12:02 AM

I'm getting tired of them acting like Jared is anything other than lucky. The only reason that he's lasted as long as he has is because every other contestant is somehow stupider than he is. Look at how many times the other two answered in correctly before he finally chimed in with the correct answer.

by Anonymousreply 126June 6, 2023 1:00 AM

Annabelle would make the strangest faces when she gave an answer she wasn't sure of. She kind of turned her head and squeezed her eyes closed as though Mayim was going to walk over and punch her in the face.

I'm waiting for Mayim to break out into uncontrollable laughter when the contestant gives some idiotic answer again - such as 'Guam'.

by Anonymousreply 127June 6, 2023 1:33 AM

As the show wraps at the end, Mayim does seem like she's signaling: Can you all believe this idiot just won another game and will be back here tomorrow night??

by Anonymousreply 128June 6, 2023 1:36 AM

Did anyone else hear Mayim say demagogue rather than demigod? It’s not just the contestants lately that are stupid.

by Anonymousreply 129June 6, 2023 2:48 AM

The science of poetry clues were hard. Mayim looked great; a little less hairspray is her friend.

by Anonymousreply 130June 6, 2023 3:33 AM

Jared is incredibly lucky. I'm stunned he's won three games. But it's not like he has much competition either. Of course, he's not that great of a player either.

POTUS seemed incredibly easy for Final. I think I first heard the phrase when the West Wing debuted in 1999. Now I hear it everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 131June 6, 2023 5:48 PM

So POTUS wasn't used until Obama?

by Anonymousreply 132June 6, 2023 7:04 PM

R132, this article provides a helpful history.

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by Anonymousreply 133June 6, 2023 7:09 PM

I want to see the out-takes from JEOPARDY.

I want to see Mayim lose it and ask the contestants, "How fuckin' stupid are you three ? You didn't know the answer to that question? Seriously ? I' m working with a bunch of dipshit morons today."

That gets tossed on the editing room floor, and we get her cheery response, "No, the answer is 'The President'. He is the one who sits in the Oval Office," instead.

by Anonymousreply 134June 6, 2023 7:23 PM

Looks like Jared's luck ran out. Seriously, I knew the final answer right after it was shown on screen.

Knew ecru and Strait of Hormuz.

by Anonymousreply 135June 7, 2023 12:02 AM

I didn’t quite understand Suresh’s interview.

He flies to places and then immediately flies home?

by Anonymousreply 136June 7, 2023 12:07 AM

Tonight was again a batch of impressively stupid contestants. How are these people passing the test and getting to where they're on the show they're terrible.

by Anonymousreply 137June 7, 2023 12:54 AM

Do you really think smarter people are applying to be contestants and the producers aren't going for them, r137?

by Anonymousreply 138June 7, 2023 1:46 AM

Exactly, r136. The idea is to rack. up miles, not see their destinations. It's an odd hobby, but a rather fitting one for a member of the walking dead.

by Anonymousreply 139June 7, 2023 2:03 AM

They're called "mileage runs," and were very popular 10-20 years ago. I used to do them, especially in December when I needed a certain amount of miles to keep or upgrade my status in frequent flyer programs. Nowadays air travel is too chaotic.

by Anonymousreply 140June 7, 2023 2:52 AM

Jared was way too erratic to last much longer. He earned enough to buy a few more guitars.

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by Anonymousreply 141June 7, 2023 4:21 AM

When Suresh told his story, I thought, that's cute. Some people don't have enough money for food or medicine, but you do you.

by Anonymousreply 142June 7, 2023 4:44 AM

Mileage runs (and hotel status "mattress" runs) have become far less worthwhile in the past few years. There are You Tubers who make money giving trip reports that are solely flying. They often never leave any airports, or if they do it's a night at an airport hotel without seeing anything of the location.

New champ comes across as a zombie (spectrum?); a half-decent challenger could get rid of him.

by Anonymousreply 143June 7, 2023 12:36 PM

Suresh's first answer was supposed to be "Health and Human Services". I have no idea wtf he mumbled quickly, and rewound it four or five times to hear it again - still nothing. He mumbled something. Somehow, Mayim said, 'That is correct - Health and Human Services'. I knew then this was going to be a very long game.

by Anonymousreply 144June 7, 2023 12:41 PM

R144, I found several of his responses to be unintelligible.

I find the new champ a bit creepy, but I’m glad he got rid of Uncle Fester.

by Anonymousreply 145June 7, 2023 12:45 PM

Is it just me, or has the last couple of months been Bad Jeopardy. Contestants not very sharp, and with few other redeeming qualities. Moderation.... glum.

by Anonymousreply 146June 7, 2023 2:04 PM

To be fair, R144, I caught his answer HHS quickly without having to think about it.

by Anonymousreply 147June 7, 2023 2:12 PM

The only life he displayed was when he was bopping to the Jeopardy theme song. But he seemed robotic.

by Anonymousreply 148June 7, 2023 3:05 PM

New champ certainly has a strong accent. I had to listen hard to many of his answers. But I could tell he definitely said HHS for Health and Human Services.

But he did knock out Jared, which is a good thing. Was tiring of Uncle Fester as someone called him above. Abbreviations were clearly not his strong suit since he missed both POTUS and NATO.

And yes, Final seemed incredibly easy to me.

by Anonymousreply 149June 7, 2023 4:56 PM

[quote]But I could tell he definitely said HHS for Health and Human Services.

Which was incorrect - everyone was giving the full name of the department in their answers, not just the acronym. Mayim should have ruled against him.

by Anonymousreply 150June 7, 2023 5:08 PM

If she had, we might still have Jared tonight, r150.

by Anonymousreply 151June 7, 2023 5:43 PM

HHS is a perfectly acceptable abbreviation. As is HUD or the IRS. These are abbreviations automatically associated with those departments.

The other answers in that category were short -- Labor, Agriculture, Homeland Security -- and don't have abbreviations readily associated with them.

The clue said nothing about giving the full name, no abbreviations accepted.

by Anonymousreply 152June 7, 2023 5:49 PM

Again, Mayim doesn't have the authority to overrule anyone. She's a puppet of the judges.

by Anonymousreply 153June 7, 2023 6:55 PM

They accept common abbreviations and acronyms all the time.

by Anonymousreply 154June 7, 2023 8:12 PM

Tonight’s episode is beyond dreadful. The whole damn lot of them were potted plants. It’s boring when all you have is Mayim reading questions and the three contestants standing there mute. I’d be curious to know if this was the game with the highest number of unanswered clues. If not, it must have come close.

by Anonymousreply 155June 7, 2023 10:15 PM

What is swing time?


by Anonymousreply 156June 7, 2023 11:34 PM


Montenegro doesn't border Italy, although I wasn't sure if perhaps the answer might be Croatia? Too many they all skipped, or got wrong.

This whole episode was SAD!

by Anonymousreply 157June 8, 2023 12:00 AM

To be fair, I didn’t know a lot of the answers they missed.

by Anonymousreply 158June 8, 2023 12:33 AM

R138. Yes. After giving it some thought I do believe that. I am betting that they've gotten some feedback or no but people don't enjoy the show as much when there's one contestant dominating week after week to the point that they start becoming obnoxious so I think they refrain from anybody they think could turn into a super champ in order to keep the game competitive.

by Anonymousreply 159June 8, 2023 12:44 AM

Tonight's episode played out like a SNL satire.

by Anonymousreply 160June 8, 2023 12:51 AM

I mean my god did you watch the show tonight I'm still in the middle of double Jeopardy and it's unbearable how incredibly slow and dim every single one of these panelists is.

by Anonymousreply 161June 8, 2023 12:51 AM

My God it finally ended it was almost cruel to keep them up there while nobody even attempted to answer clue after clue. What was with that middle lady did she just show up in like her bathrobe. She look tired drunk or something.

by Anonymousreply 162June 8, 2023 12:54 AM

I'll be incredibly surprised if one of them doesn't not only bomb the final Jeopardy but gives a completely inane or stupid response.

by Anonymousreply 163June 8, 2023 12:55 AM

I hope Twitter is being mean to every single one of them right now and that they all can see it.

by Anonymousreply 164June 8, 2023 12:55 AM

No one knew who are current AG is ? No one knew Janet Yellen ? Are they kidding ?

by Anonymousreply 165June 8, 2023 12:59 AM

Did anyone actually explain all the first round categories were names of Sondheim shows or did I miss that?

by Anonymousreply 166June 8, 2023 1:00 AM

Was the hefty brat on the end flirting with mayim in the whole time because it sure seemed that way especially the kinky clue where she kind of like shook her ass or something.

by Anonymousreply 167June 8, 2023 1:01 AM

I’m thinking that since the season is coming to a close, the worst, best scoring candidates make it to she show.

So literally they scrape the bottom of the contestant barrel.

Plus since it’s summertime, the producers might think viewership is at a low point.

by Anonymousreply 168June 8, 2023 1:41 AM

r159, I tend to think just the opposite - ratings go up when there's a long-running champ. After decades of not watching Jeopardy, and I mean from the Art Fleming days, I finally tuned in again because of Amy Schneider's fame. And contestants like Mattea Roach and Cris Pannullo make me never want to miss an episode. So, I would think the producers would be very eager to bring on the smartest contestants that apply.

by Anonymousreply 169June 8, 2023 1:44 AM

They did not explain the Sondheim theme. I think few Jeopardy! watchers would fail to pick up on it.

by Anonymousreply 170June 8, 2023 1:53 AM

I was sure they would have Beanie Feldstein, Ben Platt, and/or Paul Mescal reading the "Merrily" clues.

by Anonymousreply 171June 8, 2023 2:30 AM

Was Anna Karenina answered correctly? I thought I heard Anna Karina, with Mayim saying the correct name after.

by Anonymousreply 172June 8, 2023 3:21 AM

I thought the same thing.

by Anonymousreply 173June 8, 2023 5:10 AM

I heard it And the caption had it as kar ah neen ah

by Anonymousreply 174June 8, 2023 5:14 AM

That contestant has poor diction in English.

by Anonymousreply 175June 8, 2023 11:43 AM

So glad Mayim didn't ask to see the woman's tattoo.

by Anonymousreply 176June 8, 2023 12:21 PM

It's so obvious Mayim is feigning interest in their stories, and has to force a chuckle when they try to say something witty.

by Anonymousreply 177June 8, 2023 2:15 PM

Witty? Someone said something witty?

by Anonymousreply 178June 8, 2023 3:25 PM

[quote]Tonight's episode played out like a SNL satire.

Funny you should say that because Shuresh reminds me of that nerdy Andy Kaufman character.

by Anonymousreply 179June 8, 2023 3:36 PM

I also was surprised no one said anything about all the Sondheim categories. Alex certainly would have. I suspect Ken would have. I doubt Mayim even picked up on the connection.

And yes, Mayim is certainly faking interest in the contestants' stories. That's been especially obvious in recent weeks.

I knew many of clues they missed, especially about the current cabinet. Also knew several of the others that no one attempted to guess. I'd be intrigued to know the stats of how clues they didn't even guess at and where that falls in the record book.

I knew Final was referring to the former Yugoslavia, but have never bothered to learn all the countries that were formed from Yugoslavia. So, I guessed Bosnia-Heisenberg.

by Anonymousreply 180June 8, 2023 5:10 PM

You meant Bosnia and Herzegovina

by Anonymousreply 181June 8, 2023 5:40 PM

Yes, thanks. Autocorrect at work there.

But it was wrong, so it doesn't matter in the long run.

by Anonymousreply 182June 8, 2023 5:42 PM

r169 is correct. Ratings go up when there is contestant on a big winning streak.

I remember back in 2004 hearing about this contestant who'd won something like 50 games of Jeopardy. Heard multiple people talking about. In the grocery store. At the gym. At a coffeeshop.

Curious, I had to check it out. So I tuned in to 20something more games to watch the tail end of Ken's run.

Long running contestants generate lots of press too. Its to the show's advantage to have a big winner.

by Anonymousreply 183June 8, 2023 5:47 PM

No one wants to miss the inevitable crash and burn.

by Anonymousreply 184June 8, 2023 6:02 PM

If these were trivia "experts," they wouldn't have had. to be told the categories were all Sondheim musicals.

by Anonymousreply 185June 8, 2023 6:32 PM

[quote]If these were trivia "experts," they wouldn't have had. to be told the categories were all Sondheim musicals.

Alex always mentioned the connection for the sake of the audience who might not be clued in.

Ken seems to be doing the same thing.

by Anonymousreply 186June 8, 2023 6:50 PM

My theory is that the producers prefer Ken and don’t go out of their way to help Mayim look good.

by Anonymousreply 187June 8, 2023 6:54 PM

Oh gee, Allison almost got there.....

by Anonymousreply 188June 9, 2023 12:37 AM

Ken Jennings doesn’t like the interviews segment.

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by Anonymousreply 189June 9, 2023 12:51 AM

Geez. This guy won again??? Another come-from-behind win? Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 190June 9, 2023 2:07 AM

I didn't get to watch the entire show since Trump's indictment news broke in.

by Anonymousreply 191June 9, 2023 2:21 AM

David’s constant “oohing and ahhing” was very annoying.

by Anonymousreply 192June 9, 2023 2:30 AM

You didn't miss anything, r191.

by Anonymousreply 193June 9, 2023 2:47 AM

I thought for sure the blonde had the win locked up.

by Anonymousreply 194June 9, 2023 2:51 AM

I’d be willing to bet this robotic champ has answered fewer questions correctly in three games than any contestant ever. Good gravy! What THE fuck is going on??!

by Anonymousreply 195June 9, 2023 3:22 AM

Speedy comeback for the champ after he got the last Daily Double. I knew Amsterdam from "Tulip Fever," and was pretty sure Allison would get it right...

by Anonymousreply 196June 9, 2023 4:38 AM

Allison was a really good player. It's a shame she tanked on Final. Now we have Suresh for another night.

I knew Final dealt with some Dutch company, so I figured the answer was Amsterdam.

by Anonymousreply 197June 9, 2023 7:28 AM

Isn't The Hague the capital of The Netherlands?

by Anonymousreply 198June 9, 2023 1:21 PM

Like Bolivia and South Africa, the Netherlands has more than one "capital."

by Anonymousreply 199June 9, 2023 1:42 PM

The Hague is where the government is located, but Amsterdam is officially the capital. It’s weird.

by Anonymousreply 200June 9, 2023 2:28 PM

Bunker Hill, Cuba

by Anonymousreply 201June 9, 2023 6:22 PM

The Jeopardy! producers are just punking us now. They’re just pulling people off the streets and putting them behind these lecterns.🙄

by Anonymousreply 202June 9, 2023 11:45 PM

Guessed final, and this time I took notes on what I got that they didn't:

USSR Lite Brite The Hate U Give San Juan Hill (not Bunker Hill!) Vaclav Havel Spain Taoism Siegfried

Was rooting for the old lady!

by Anonymousreply 203June 10, 2023 12:02 AM

^So was I. I’m glad she alone got FJ. She can be very proud of herself.

by Anonymousreply 204June 10, 2023 12:07 AM

I was rooting for Tim - he was a cutie. He also gave off 'big cock' vibes.

by Anonymousreply 205June 10, 2023 12:44 AM

But at the end during Final Jeopardy he was doing something with his mouth that looked like he was sucking a tiny penis.

by Anonymousreply 206June 10, 2023 1:13 AM

I was kinda/sorta rooting for Tim, but I'm especially glad the lady in the middle didn't win - if only because of the overly enthusiastic way she had of clapping.

But the reality is they all should've been ejected from the game for constantly buzzing in responses just for the sake of saying something, regardless of how idiotic it was.

As R201 said: Bunker Hill, Cuba?

I mean, what is this - the Tourette Tournament?

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by Anonymousreply 208June 10, 2023 4:00 AM

I’m so sick of stupid basketball.

by Anonymousreply 209June 10, 2023 5:13 AM

I blanked on the answer myself, finding Cujo a funny answer. Ken (and Alex) would've made a remark about that. Perhaps Mayim is bored with hosting already after only a few weeks?

by Anonymousreply 210June 10, 2023 11:44 AM

As inane as recent responses have been, this one remains the dumbest in the show’s history.

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