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10 hours ago, Pip's Invitation said:

The male challenger on Friday's episode had one of the worst performances I can remember for someone who made it to the FJ round. He had serious reading comprehension problems. And to top it all off he made a dumb wager in FJ. 

And 2nd place didn't bet enough to win if 1st place missed the Final. Friday really was the "Moron Bowl".

Is anyone else tired of the current champ's fake smiles and annoying giggles?

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24 minutes ago, Mr. Mojo said:

And 2nd place didn't bet enough to win if 1st place missed the Final. Friday really was the "Moron Bowl".

Is anyone else tired of the current champ's fake smiles and annoying giggles?

She seems to understand wagering, so I'm okay.

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Bill Whitaker as host is a jarring difference from Anderson Cooper.  I felt like the game just dragged with him.  He was slow with his affirmations after the contestants responded, and the contestants (especially the dude on the right) started off slow in choosing the next clue, it just made for a slow boring game all around IMO

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I like his voice but he doesn't vary his pitch or pace much. Watching him host Jeopardy could be a candidate for the best place to nap thread.

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33 minutes ago, Don Quixote said:

Leader certainly decided to "go his own way" with that final wager tonight.

In the lead, got the answer right, and lost. Heck of a way to blow your chance.

2nd place also technically miswagered. And so did 3rd.

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30 minutes ago, firstseason1987 said:

In the lead, got the answer right, and lost. Heck of a way to blow your chance.

2nd place also technically miswagered. And so did 3rd.

It was. I'm guessing his wager, "$928", was for a kid's birthday or something. At least when Holzhauer did it, it was with a blow out and his wager did not matter (or maybe he could have at least done $xx,928).

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13 hours ago, firstseason1987 said:

In the lead, got the answer right, and lost. Heck of a way to blow your chance.

There is no excuse for this. I might never have a lead and get the final answer right,  but if I did I would never lose.

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14 hours ago, firstseason1987 said:

In the lead, got the answer right, and lost. Heck of a way to blow your chance.

2nd place also technically miswagered. And so did 3rd.

You've got to remember that these are the common contestants of the new Jeopardy. The contestants of the land.

You know.....morons.

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14 hours ago, Mr. Mojo said:

You've got to remember that these are the common contestants of the new Jeopardy. The contestants of the land.

You know.....morons.

And one of them thought the inside of a calzone was 800 degrees.

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On 4/16/2021 at 6:01 PM, Pip's Invitation said:

Also infuriating is when the last clue in DJ is revealed and its value is the difference between a contestant being able to catch the leader in FJ and the leader having a runaway, and the contestant who could prevent the runaway doesn't ring in. Even a wild guess has a better shot at preventing the runaway than no guess at all. 

This happened again on Friday. 😣

(ETA: No one rang in so it wasn't a case of being beaten on the buzzer.)

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22 minutes ago, Mrs. Rannous said:

Now I'm hoping that Buzzy gets the permanent job of hosting.  He seems to have all the skills, including beiing able to pronounce the odd words.

That was definitely a good start.

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5 hours ago, Mrs. Rannous said:

Now I'm hoping that Buzzy gets the permanent job of hosting.  He seems to have all the skills, including beiing able to pronounce the odd words.

Yea i kind of thought buzzy would be good and he did not disappoint.  He can improve for sure but he’s a solid fit.  

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2 hours ago, PinkydaPimp said:

Yea i kind of thought buzzy would be good and he did not disappoint.  He can improve for sure but he’s a solid fit.  

He's getting some "buzz" on Facebook which caused me to check this thread.  I'll have to watch tonight to see for myself.

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I thought Buzzy was very good.  Already like him more than Ken Jennings and he's miles better than the rest, including A.Rodgers.

I like Ken but his voice puts me off a little.  Otherwise, I'd like the job to be his.  

So far I'd rank them:

Buzzy

The producer fellow

Anderson Cooper

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Thought Buzzy had good energy, good pace, and interacted with the players really well. If he got rid of those glasses he'd be just about perfect.

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52 minutes ago, brun said:

Thought Buzzy had good energy, good pace, and interacted with the players really well. If he got rid of those glasses he'd be just about perfect.

He'd also be blind.  What's wrong with glasses, anyway?

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2 hours ago, Mrs. Rannous said:

He'd also be blind.  What's wrong with glasses, anyway?

Not a fan of that style. But, they're just glasses. Not a big deal.

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7 hours ago, brun said:

Thought Buzzy had good energy, good pace, and interacted with the players really well. If he got rid of those glasses he'd be just about perfect.

Ooooo-wee-ooo, he looks just like Buddy Holly. 

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I don't mind the glasses.  In fact, it could be his signature... maybe like Alex's mustache.  Sally Jessy Raphael had her red rimmed glasses, IIRC.  

Wouldn't mind seeing him as permanent host.  This champions tournament has been fun to watch so far.  

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These championship tourney contestants are better than the previous few weeks (well they are champs, duh).  And faster on the click.  Monday's double J round was over well before the regular last commercial break. Buzzy can really keep it going.  Seems Whitaker didn't always get through the last round before the bell.  He might not be able to keep up with these contestants.

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I was laughing about last night's Final as I probably only know the translation of about 6 or 7 German words but knew both ones used in the Final and unexpectedly got it right. What are the odds of that? :lol:

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On 5/18/2021 at 12:30 PM, brun said:

Thought Buzzy had good energy, good pace, and interacted with the players really well. If he got rid of those glasses he'd be just about perfect.

Buzzy has more than one pair of glasses!  We good, now?

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11 hours ago, Pip's Invitation said:

To be fair, my spur-of-the-moment guess was Nancy Reagan, who is also dead. 

 

2 hours ago, firstseason1987 said:

Mine was Barbara Bush. Right age, too, if not also dead. 

 

I had the right answer, Carter.

That recent pic of the Carters with the Bidens didn't hurt to remind me.

Im sure the episode was filmed well before that moment though.

 

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On 5/20/2021 at 8:34 AM, Mrs. Rannous said:

Buzzy has more than one pair of glasses!  We good, now?

I like Buzzy.

ToC has had a few twists. Last nights SF winner (Veronica) had a nice little comeback with a true DD early in the DJ round to take the lead. HUGE FJ bet to nearly double up ($31K.) Very humble and endearing player.

She won’t be a favorite in the two-day Final but she took out a guy (Ryan B) a lot of people thought would be the favorite.

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1 hour ago, BobbyLayne said:

I like Buzzy.

ToC has had a few twists. Last nights SF winner (Veronica) had a nice little comeback with a true DD early in the DJ round to take the lead. HUGE FJ bet to nearly double up ($31K.) Very humble and endearing player.

She won’t be a favorite in the two-day Final but she took out a guy (Ryan B) a lot of people thought would be the favorite.

Awesome seeing Ryan lose last night.  He got kind of sulky after missing the DJ, and gave half-hearted applause after FJ. Glad to see him go down.

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1 hour ago, Don Quixote said:

Awesome seeing Ryan lose last night.  He got kind of sulky after missing the DJ, and gave half-hearted applause after FJ. Glad to see him go down.

Was that polio vaccine co-creators? That was rough, everyone knows Salk but not the other guy.

The guy who finished a distant third is actually a great player but started out in a huge hole. He made a little run at the end. Every single player in the TOC is incredible, always fun to watch.

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8 hours ago, Don Quixote said:

Awesome seeing Ryan lose last night.  He got kind of sulky after missing the DJ, and gave half-hearted applause after FJ. Glad to see him go down.

I noticed and was irritated by the half-hearted applause, too.  I don't watch a lot of Jeopardy so hadn't seen him before, but he was highly unlikable.

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6 hours ago, Don Quixote said:

Awesome seeing Ryan lose last night.  He got kind of sulky after missing the DJ, and gave half-hearted applause after FJ. Glad to see him go down.

I'm pretty sure he's on the autism spectrum.  I don't think he was intending to be mean to the other players.  I think it's more a symptom of frustration with himself.

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10 minutes ago, Mrs. Rannous said:

I'm pretty sure he's on the autism spectrum.  I don't think he was intending to be mean to the other players.  I think it's more a symptom of frustration with himself.

He was also pounding his chest and talking about "going for the kill" when he won last week, so it came out in more than frustration. I don't think there was anything intentionally mean going on -- I just found him tough to root for.

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Amazingly bad bet by Jennifer, the leader last night (betting all but $1). The correct bet was $11,801.

Even if she is great at that category, that's a Do or Die bet when there is no need to do so.

3rd bet poorly, too.

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12 hours ago, Mrs. Rannous said:

I'm pretty sure he's on the autism spectrum.  I don't think he was intending to be mean to the other players.  I think it's more a symptom of frustration with himself.

When he got that DD wrong, you could see his life slowly leave him.   After his first round game, he came across as very cocky/arrogant (the "going for the kill" statement, and fist pumping after correct answers...), so it was nice to see him knocked down a peg.

Compare his face and "clapping" to the second and third place finishers last night.  They seemed genuinely happy for the winner.

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12 hours ago, Don Quixote said:

He was also pounding his chest and talking about "going for the kill" when he won last week, so it came out in more than frustration. I don't think there was anything intentionally mean going on -- I just found him tough to root for.

My son and were thinking that he, Ryan, seemed really wired last week but more subdued this week. Different enough that we figure he sometimes might need some help to level out.

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1 hour ago, Don Quixote said:

Ugh.. Stupid local weatherman talked over the last 15 minutes of the TOC to talk about a storm warning that other networks did not break into their programming for.

When that happened yesterday in Houston, they re-ran the episode later at about 1AM.  You might check the programming guide.

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3 minutes ago, Mrs. Rannous said:

When that happened yesterday in Houston, they re-ran the episode later at about 1AM.  You might check the programming guide.

Thanks. Nothing so far. I was checking the Twitter feed of the station and the weatherman to see if they announced anything about re-airing, but all that the weatherman has tweeted is defending himself from some probably overly mean tweets that I guess he’s getting.

Was final answer Poland? They just put picture of the final in box in the corner of the screen with no audio.

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4 hours ago, Don Quixote said:

Ugh.. Stupid local weatherman talked over the last 15 minutes of the TOC to talk about a storm warning that other networks did not break into their programming for.

When that would happen with all the BLM/Jan 6th/Derek Chauvan stuff, my local channel would repeat the show at like 2am.  Turns out they had a time slot for old Jeopardy repeats and they would just slide the missed episode in.  Of course it took like 10 missed episodes for me to figure this out.

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8 hours ago, Murph said:

Should Denmark be an acceptable answer? Only land border is with Germany, no?

Well the FJ question asked “countries” so the answer has to have more than one, no?

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