Moving on from Ben, Benedict, and Benedick...
|by Anonymous||reply 211||June 10, 2023 11:59 AM|
Yet another torturous thirty minutes with tonight’s three contestants.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||May 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 Anonymous||reply 2||May 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 Anonymous||reply 3||May 24, 2023 11:44 PM|
I thought the champ was good looking, so I wanted him to win. Shallow? SUE ME!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||May 25, 2023 12:01 AM|
I almost nodded off.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||May 25, 2023 12:03 AM|
R3: apparently it will take a little while for her to drop out and Ken to appear again.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||May 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 Anonymous||reply 7||May 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 Anonymous||reply 8||May 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 Anonymous||reply 9||May 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 Anonymous||reply 10||May 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 Anonymous||reply 11||May 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 Anonymous||reply 12||May 25, 2023 3:58 AM|
The winner appeared to be the worst contestant since Cliff Clavin.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||May 25, 2023 12:33 PM|
i was convinced this was a 'practice run' they taped and aired by mistake. This episode was awful !
|by Anonymous||reply 14||May 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 Anonymous||reply 15||May 25, 2023 3:02 PM|
OP—in this thread we say “Jeopardy!” Not “Jeopardy.”
|by Anonymous||reply 16||May 25, 2023 3:39 PM|
What is oops?!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||May 25, 2023 5:19 PM|
Where are they finding these contestants? A bus terminal?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||May 25, 2023 5:44 PM|
A bus station in the Ozarks, R18.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||May 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 Anonymous||reply 20||May 25, 2023 8:47 PM|
Why did daily Jeopardy! episodes disappear from You Tube?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||May 25, 2023 8:48 PM|
Ed lives with his mother and collects fridge magnets? Did I hear that correctly?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||May 25, 2023 11:10 PM|
I hope not, that sounds too weird.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||May 25, 2023 11:59 PM|
Yes, you heard correctly. Unfortunately, the str8 Disney groom prevailed.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||May 26, 2023 12:11 AM|
Who should have prevailed, r24? The girl was sweet but rather dim.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||May 26, 2023 1:01 AM|
And devoted to Oscar stats.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||May 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 Anonymous||reply 27||May 26, 2023 2:29 AM|
I liked Meagan. She was pretty, she spoke eloquently and she took up space.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||May 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 Anonymous||reply 29||May 26, 2023 4:00 AM|
Megan was telegenic. Groundlings was a hard Daily Double.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||May 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 Anonymous||reply 31||May 26, 2023 12:38 PM|
Megan gave me Fleabag vibes.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||May 26, 2023 1:53 PM|
LOL, i ccancel you out , the you cancel me out and the hare wins the race.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||May 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 Anonymous||reply 34||May 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 Anonymous||reply 35||May 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 Anonymous||reply 36||May 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 Anonymous||reply 37||May 28, 2023 1:38 PM|
What a string of lucky moron champs lately. Terrible performances once again.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||May 29, 2023 9:49 PM|
Luckiest bitch alive. Dead former champs are rolling and I do mean rolling in their graves.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||May 29, 2023 11:30 PM|
Insanely easy FJ. Travis was cute.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||May 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 Anonymous||reply 41||May 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 Anonymous||reply 42||May 30, 2023 12:09 AM|
Yeah, easy FJ.
Liked all three contestants.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||May 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 Anonymous||reply 44||May 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 Anonymous||reply 45||May 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 Anonymous||reply 46||May 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 Anonymous||reply 47||May 30, 2023 6:03 PM|
In my area the show was pre-empted last night for a holiday concert.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||May 30, 2023 8:48 PM|
You didn’t miss much, R48.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||May 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 Anonymous||reply 50||May 30, 2023 11:38 PM|
I got FJ!
|by Anonymous||reply 51||May 30, 2023 11:58 PM|
I can't believe I missed "Lake Poets".
New champ's going to be around for a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||May 31, 2023 2:29 AM|
Not with that FJ answer. Algonquin Group?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||May 31, 2023 2:55 AM|
R53 Hmmmm. Well, you know, lake adjacent.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||May 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 Anonymous||reply 55||May 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 Anonymous||reply 56||May 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 Anonymous||reply 57||May 31, 2023 11:53 AM|
Kyle clearly responded “Internet”, not “Intranet”.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||May 31, 2023 9:08 PM|
The new champ is a dyke - mark my words.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||May 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 Anonymous||reply 60||May 31, 2023 11:07 PM|
Kyle is a library branch manager and didn't know FJ?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||May 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 Anonymous||reply 62||June 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 Anonymous||reply 63||June 1, 2023 12:02 AM|
She'll never get to that point.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||June 1, 2023 12:47 AM|
Is there another way to watch Jeopardy episodes? Youtube doesn't seem to show them any more.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||June 1, 2023 1:04 AM|
R65, Sure they do, each weekday as early as 1:00 PM Eastern Time.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||June 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 Anonymous||reply 67||June 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 Anonymous||reply 68||June 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 Anonymous||reply 69||June 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 Anonymous||reply 70||June 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 Anonymous||reply 71||June 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 Anonymous||reply 72||June 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 Anonymous||reply 73||June 1, 2023 5:51 AM|
R72, At least Kyle got “Norma Desmond”.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||June 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 Anonymous||reply 75||June 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 Anonymous||reply 76||June 1, 2023 12:21 PM|
Ilhana is a Bosnian Muslim name. I wonder when she came to the US.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||June 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 Anonymous||reply 78||June 1, 2023 2:51 PM|
Whoops ! Mayim is getting blowback on her 'inconsistent' rules !
|by Anonymous||reply 79||June 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 Anonymous||reply 80||June 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 Anonymous||reply 81||June 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 Anonymous||reply 82||June 1, 2023 3:41 PM|
I thought he said “intranet.” “Internet” would be a remarkably dumb response.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||June 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 Anonymous||reply 84||June 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 Anonymous||reply 85||June 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 Anonymous||reply 86||June 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 Anonymous||reply 87||June 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 Anonymous||reply 88||June 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 Anonymous||reply 89||June 1, 2023 8:10 PM|
Instead of archery, I answered ‘Bow & Arrow’. Would they have taken that answer?
|by Anonymous||reply 90||June 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 Anonymous||reply 91||June 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 Anonymous||reply 92||June 1, 2023 11:28 PM|
He couldn't get Minuteman with the easy phrasing of that clue??
|by Anonymous||reply 93||June 1, 2023 11:50 PM|
Elmer Fudd lives!
|by Anonymous||reply 94||June 1, 2023 11:56 PM|
Jared did not deserve that win.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||June 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 Anonymous||reply 96||June 2, 2023 12:05 AM|
Eva told the dullest story about where she lives.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||June 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 Anonymous||reply 98||June 2, 2023 1:07 AM|
Lord they were stupid tonight and the stupidest of the three somehow pulled it off.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||June 2, 2023 1:15 AM|
I agree that accepting “macaroons’ for “macarons” was disappointing.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||June 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 Anonymous||reply 101||June 2, 2023 1:38 AM|
Macron is tastier than both.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||June 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 Anonymous||reply 103||June 2, 2023 5:11 AM|
R102, Macron shaves his pits.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||June 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 Anonymous||reply 105||June 2, 2023 11:10 PM|
So, will this show air on Monday?
|by Anonymous||reply 106||June 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 Anonymous||reply 107||June 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 Anonymous||reply 108||June 2, 2023 11:29 PM|
Even he can't believe he won. Again.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||June 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 Anonymous||reply 110||June 2, 2023 11:45 PM|
These people are idiots. Ridiculously easy FJ and two of them miss it.
And Olympus, Ohio?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||June 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 Anonymous||reply 112||June 3, 2023 12:16 AM|
“What is a bra?”
L O L
|by Anonymous||reply 113||June 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 Anonymous||reply 114||June 3, 2023 1:36 AM|
I didn't know Rhode Island, and was torn between Nixon Resigns and President Resigns.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||June 3, 2023 4:02 AM|
Thankfully, no one had: BYE DICK
|by Anonymous||reply 116||June 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 Anonymous||reply 117||June 3, 2023 4:58 AM|
Guessing a Carter Defeated headline for 1974 was also problematic.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||June 3, 2023 4:59 AM|
Carter’s election didn’t happen until 1976, and he won that one.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||June 3, 2023 9:05 AM|
What is wrong with these people?!
|by Anonymous||reply 120||June 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 Anonymous||reply 121||June 3, 2023 10:43 PM|
Who knew that Guam borders the Caribbean?
|by Anonymous||reply 122||June 5, 2023 11:35 PM|
I would have enjoyed spending a few more evenings with handsome Harrison. Oh, well....
|by Anonymous||reply 123||June 5, 2023 11:37 PM|
And Tokyo is in the Phillippines.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||June 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 Anonymous||reply 125||June 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 Anonymous||reply 126||June 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 Anonymous||reply 127||June 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 Anonymous||reply 128||June 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 Anonymous||reply 129||June 6, 2023 2:48 AM|
The science of poetry clues were hard. Mayim looked great; a little less hairspray is her friend.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||June 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 Anonymous||reply 131||June 6, 2023 5:48 PM|
So POTUS wasn't used until Obama?
|by Anonymous||reply 132||June 6, 2023 7:04 PM|
R132, this article provides a helpful history.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||June 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 Anonymous||reply 134||June 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 Anonymous||reply 135||June 7, 2023 12:02 AM|
I didn’t quite understand Suresh’s interview.
He flies to places and then immediately flies home?
|by Anonymous||reply 136||June 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 Anonymous||reply 137||June 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 Anonymous||reply 138||June 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 Anonymous||reply 139||June 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 Anonymous||reply 140||June 7, 2023 2:52 AM|
Jared was way too erratic to last much longer. He earned enough to buy a few more guitars.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||June 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 Anonymous||reply 142||June 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 Anonymous||reply 143||June 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 Anonymous||reply 144||June 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 Anonymous||reply 145||June 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 Anonymous||reply 146||June 7, 2023 2:04 PM|
To be fair, R144, I caught his answer HHS quickly without having to think about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||June 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 Anonymous||reply 148||June 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 Anonymous||reply 149||June 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 Anonymous||reply 150||June 7, 2023 5:08 PM|
If she had, we might still have Jared tonight, r150.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||June 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 Anonymous||reply 152||June 7, 2023 5:49 PM|
Again, Mayim doesn't have the authority to overrule anyone. She's a puppet of the judges.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||June 7, 2023 6:55 PM|
They accept common abbreviations and acronyms all the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||June 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 Anonymous||reply 155||June 7, 2023 10:15 PM|
What is swing time?
|by Anonymous||reply 156||June 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 Anonymous||reply 157||June 8, 2023 12:00 AM|
To be fair, I didn’t know a lot of the answers they missed.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||June 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 Anonymous||reply 159||June 8, 2023 12:44 AM|
Tonight's episode played out like a SNL satire.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||June 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 Anonymous||reply 161||June 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 Anonymous||reply 162||June 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 Anonymous||reply 163||June 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 Anonymous||reply 164||June 8, 2023 12:55 AM|
No one knew who are current AG is ? No one knew Janet Yellen ? Are they kidding ?
|by Anonymous||reply 165||June 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 Anonymous||reply 166||June 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 Anonymous||reply 167||June 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 Anonymous||reply 168||June 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 Anonymous||reply 169||June 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 Anonymous||reply 170||June 8, 2023 1:53 AM|
I was sure they would have Beanie Feldstein, Ben Platt, and/or Paul Mescal reading the "Merrily" clues.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||June 8, 2023 2:30 AM|
Was Anna Karenina answered correctly? I thought I heard Anna Karina, with Mayim saying the correct name after.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||June 8, 2023 3:21 AM|
I thought the same thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||June 8, 2023 5:10 AM|
I heard it And the caption had it as kar ah neen ah
|by Anonymous||reply 174||June 8, 2023 5:14 AM|
That contestant has poor diction in English.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||June 8, 2023 11:43 AM|
So glad Mayim didn't ask to see the woman's tattoo.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||June 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 Anonymous||reply 177||June 8, 2023 2:15 PM|
Witty? Someone said something witty?
|by Anonymous||reply 178||June 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 Anonymous||reply 179||June 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 Anonymous||reply 180||June 8, 2023 5:10 PM|
You meant Bosnia and Herzegovina
|by Anonymous||reply 181||June 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 Anonymous||reply 182||June 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 Anonymous||reply 183||June 8, 2023 5:47 PM|
No one wants to miss the inevitable crash and burn.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||June 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 Anonymous||reply 185||June 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 Anonymous||reply 186||June 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 Anonymous||reply 187||June 8, 2023 6:54 PM|
Oh gee, Allison almost got there.....
|by Anonymous||reply 188||June 9, 2023 12:37 AM|
Ken Jennings doesn’t like the interviews segment.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||June 9, 2023 12:51 AM|
Geez. This guy won again??? Another come-from-behind win? Ugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||June 9, 2023 2:07 AM|
I didn't get to watch the entire show since Trump's indictment news broke in.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||June 9, 2023 2:21 AM|
David’s constant “oohing and ahhing” was very annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||June 9, 2023 2:30 AM|
You didn't miss anything, r191.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||June 9, 2023 2:47 AM|
I thought for sure the blonde had the win locked up.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||June 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 Anonymous||reply 195||June 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 Anonymous||reply 196||June 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 Anonymous||reply 197||June 9, 2023 7:28 AM|
Isn't The Hague the capital of The Netherlands?
|by Anonymous||reply 198||June 9, 2023 1:21 PM|
Like Bolivia and South Africa, the Netherlands has more than one "capital."
|by Anonymous||reply 199||June 9, 2023 1:42 PM|
The Hague is where the government is located, but Amsterdam is officially the capital. It’s weird.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||June 9, 2023 2:28 PM|
Bunker Hill, Cuba
|by Anonymous||reply 201||June 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 Anonymous||reply 202||June 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 Anonymous||reply 203||June 10, 2023 12:02 AM|
^So was I. I’m glad she alone got FJ. She can be very proud of herself.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||June 10, 2023 12:07 AM|
I was rooting for Tim - he was a cutie. He also gave off 'big cock' vibes.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||June 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 Anonymous||reply 206||June 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?
|by Anonymous||reply 207||June 10, 2023 3:13 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 208||June 10, 2023 4:00 AM|
I’m so sick of stupid basketball.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||June 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 Anonymous||reply 210||June 10, 2023 11:44 AM|
As inane as recent responses have been, this one remains the dumbest in the show’s history.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||June 10, 2023 11:59 AM|