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This is Jeopardy (for the contestants that are the least be interesting). Does it seem to anyone else that people that seem interesting are never the ones that last more than a single game on jeopardy, and those that stay on for a number of days are dry, serious, and look like they've buried someone in their backyard? lol.
Jan 31 13 09:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:
This is Jeopardy (for the contestants that are the least be interesting). Does it seem to anyone else that people that seem interesting are never the ones that last more than a single game on jeopardy, and those that stay on for a number of days are dry, serious, and look like they've buried someone in their backyard? lol.

Well ---unlike most television entertainment--- in the case of Jeopardy being "interesting" is pretty much irrelevant.

You are prompted for data, and if you have the data stored, and can recall and recite the data promptly, you win.

Jan 31 13 09:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ronin_LLC
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Anyone else miss Alex's mustache?
Jan 31 13 09:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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Celebrity Jeopardy is the best.
Jan 31 13 09:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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kickfight wrote:
Celebrity Jeopardy is the best.

they actually had one with rock stars once. it wasn't alex t. hosting (he would have been mortified), some other dude.

if i smoked weed, and was on it the day vince neil was on the show, i would have ended up in the hospital from laughing fits. lol

that dude was dumber than a sack of hammers. i'm sure he was real thrilled with his agent for booking that gig! lol

Jan 31 13 09:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:
This is Jeopardy (for the contestants that are the least be interesting). Does it seem to anyone else that people that seem interesting are never the ones that last more than a single game on jeopardy, and those that stay on for a number of days are dry, serious, and look like they've buried someone in their backyard? lol.

Yeah like the dude who won on today's teen challenge. Not only was he uninteresting he is one of those who was all over the board trying to find the Daily Doubles and when he did find them he bet a grand.

What is the point of fishing for the DDs if one is only going to bet a grand?

Those who are all over the board searching for the DD's annoy the hell out of my wife and I.

Also that dude was one of those who looked mad when Alex told him that he had the wrong answer. Those people also annoy us.

And finally he was one who got smirky when he answered correctly. Another annoying thing.

He was all the annoying things one can be on Jeopardy all wrapped into one.

I do like the dude who has won a few games recently. He will be back after the teen tournament and the tournament of champions.

However my wife and I will agree, the annoying ones always seem to last longer than the cool ones.

Jan 31 13 10:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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Micyl Sweeney wrote:
What is the point of fishing for the DJ's if one is only going to bet a grand?

It takes the Daily Doubles away from the other players.

Jan 31 13 11:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ronin_LLC wrote:
Anyone else miss Alex's mustache?

+1000

Jan 31 13 11:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:
This is Jeopardy (for the contestants that are the least be interesting). Does it seem to anyone else that people that seem interesting are never the ones that last more than a single game on jeopardy, and those that stay on for a number of days are dry, serious, and look like they've buried someone in their backyard? lol.

Ken Jennings was pretty interesting.  He won 74 times in a row and tidy sum of $2,520,700.

Feb 01 13 05:44 am  Link  Quote 
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Micyl Sweeney wrote:

Yeah like the dude who won on today's teen challenge. Not only was he uninteresting he is one of those who was all over the board trying to find the Double Jeopardy's and when he did find them he bet a grand.

What is the point of fishing for the DJ's if one is only going to bet a grand?

Those who are all over the board searching for the DJ's annoy the hell out of my wife and I.

Also that dude was one of those who looked mad when Alex told him that he had the wrong answer. Those people also annoy us.

And finally he was one who got smirky when he answered correctly. Another annoying thing.

He was all the annoying things one can be on Jeopardy all wrapped into one.

I do like the dude who has won a few games recently. He will be back after the teen tournament and the tournament of champions.

However my wife and I will agree, the annoying ones always seem to last longer than the cool ones.

I think you mean Daily Doubles as there are 30 Double Jeopardy! answers.

Jeopardy! is a game of skill (ringing in), knowledge and strategy.  Finding the DD, even in a category that is not your strength keeps other players from benefiting from them.

Feb 01 13 05:51 am  Link  Quote 
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kickfight wrote:

Well ---unlike most television entertainment--- in the case of Jeopardy being "interesting" is pretty much irrelevant.

You are prompted for data, and if you have the data stored, and can recall and recite the data promptly, you win.

I understand the premous of the game, but just in general I prefer people with geniune characteristics to be rewarded in this world. Which is why the show can be a huge disappointment to me. Not only because most of the questions are for useless information, but because people with no charm or honest characteristics seem to make it big on the show.

Feb 01 13 07:54 am  Link  Quote 
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mikell wrote:

+1000

You know what? If a Facebook campaign can bring Betty White onto SNL, maybe the same can be done to bring back Alex's mustache? lol.

Feb 01 13 07:57 am  Link  Quote 
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Gianantonio wrote:

I think you mean Daily Doubles as there are 30 Double Jeopardy! answers.

Jeopardy! is a game of skill (ringing in), knowledge and strategy.  Finding the DD, even in a category that is not your strength keeps other players from benefiting from them.

Yeah I meant Daily Doubles. Double Jeopardy is the 2nd round, self-duh.

Feb 01 13 08:27 am  Link  Quote 
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Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:

I understand the premous of the game, but just in general I prefer people with geniune characteristics to be rewarded in this world. Which is why the show can be a huge disappointment to me. Not only because most of the questions are for useless information, but because people with no charm or honest characteristics seem to make it big on the show.

It's unfortunate you don't seem to see intellect as an honest characteristic.

Feb 01 13 10:57 am  Link  Quote 
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Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:
I understand the premous of the game, but just in general I prefer people with geniune characteristics to be rewarded in this world. Which is why the show can be a huge disappointment to me. Not only because most of the questions are for useless information, but because people with no charm or honest characteristics seem to make it big on the show.

So being intelligent isn't a genuine characteristic that deserves to be rewarded? You want them to basically be the Jersey Shore but smart? Good luck with that. lol. These are very intelligent people and intelligent people tend to worry about other things than impressing an audience. Like, curing diseases, creating innovative technology, educating our children. You know. The little things that no one cares about. lol. Personally, I would watch three "bland" people battle wits any day than watch a Kardashian breath. No disrespect to you but it's this mentality that's resulted in the garbage we see on TV now.

And it's premise*

Feb 01 13 01:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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I've won tens of thousands of dollars on Jeapordy.  Or I would have if they paid out for getting the right answer while sitting on my couch.
Feb 01 13 01:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:
I understand the premous of the game, but just in general I prefer people with geniune characteristics to be rewarded in this world. Which is why the show can be a huge disappointment to me. Not only because most of the questions are for useless information, but because people with no charm or honest characteristics seem to make it big on the show.

Well, the ability to approach an answer as a question, search for pertinent data, and recall and recite the data (if found) as quickly as possible *is* a "genuine characteristic" worth rewarding. The popularity and longevity of the show reiterate this rather obvious fact.

Granted, certain superficial and trivial TV-friendly personality traits *are* optional. But again, merely showcasing personable folks is NOT the purpose of the broadcast.

Feb 01 13 01:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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I DVR Jeopardy mostly so I can fast forward through the contestant interview section.  It's less interesting than the commercials.
Feb 01 13 01:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:
I understand the premous of the game, but just in general I prefer people with geniune characteristics to be rewarded in this world. Which is why the show can be a huge disappointment to me. Not only because most of the questions are for useless information, but because people with no charm or honest characteristics seem to make it big on the show.

Intelligence is a genuine characteristic.

Some of the questions are pure trivia. Some reflect a broader knowledge of subjects such as science, history, literature, etc. Some require particular adeptness with language (such as Before & After). It's generally a fast paced game and the producers don't want to slow it down with a lot of silliness.

You seem to mistake loud, wild gesticulations for "genuine characteristics." The Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune may be more your style. Those shows select contestants based mainly on their ability to jump and clap.




Premous?

Feb 01 13 03:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:

You know what? If a Facebook campaign can bring Betty White onto SNL, maybe the same can be done to bring back Alex's mustache? lol.

No. Alex's mustache is sadly a personal choice, unlike Betty White on SNL which is a corporate choice.

Alex shaved his mustache because it was turning white and reminding him of how old he was getting.

I think it made him look more like a college professor or intellectual genius.

Feb 01 13 03:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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Gianantonio wrote:

It's unfortunate you don't seem to see intellect as an honest characteristic.

An intellect is neither honest or dishonest. It simply is. And this being a game show that quizes people on trivia I wouldn't consider it a primary measure of general intelligence.

Feb 01 13 04:21 pm  Link  Quote 
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kickfight wrote:
Celebrity Jeopardy is the best.

I'm more of a Half Wits man myself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB6KFa7-6B4

Feb 01 13 04:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Erick Prince wrote:

So being intelligent isn't a genuine characteristic that deserves to be rewarded? You want them to basically be the Jersey Shore but smart? Good luck with that. lol.

I have never seen the Jersey Shore and would punch Kim Kardasian in the face if at all possible. They are not entertaining people, nor would they fit the bill as "geniune." Quite the opposite.

Feb 01 13 04:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Reposted because the OP has a strange concept of trivia.

Orca Bay Images wrote:
Some of the questions are pure trivia. Some reflect a broader knowledge of subjects such as science, history, literature, etc. Some require particular adeptness with language (such as Before & After).

Feb 01 13 04:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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Orca Bay Images wrote:
Reposted because the OP has a strange concept of trivia.


Ok, well consider celebrity Jeapardy. If we are talking about intelligence have you noticed that those that are known to have high IQs are easily enough beaten by other celebrities that aren't as well known for their intelligence? Dr. Oz didn't do particularly well, even on the medical questions. I'd like to think he is smart. lol. I think Cheech Marin does in fact have a very high IQ, but didn't play well on the show.

Feb 01 13 04:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:

Ok, well consider celebrity Jeapardy.

Please stop complaining about Jeopardy until you can at least spell it correctly.

Feb 01 13 04:58 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ken Jennings was pretty interesting.

Follow his Twitter feed. The dude is hilarious.
Feb 01 13 05:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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Orca Bay Images wrote:

Please stop complaining about Jeopardy until you can at least spell it correctly.

pretty much sums it up. lol

Feb 01 13 05:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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In truth I don't really watch jeopardy to be entertained by the contestants.. I watch it to actually play along.
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kickfight wrote:
Celebrity Jeopardy is the best.
Peter Claver wrote:
I'm more of a Half Wits man myself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB6KFa7-6B4

*sigh* meeeeeemorieeeees. SCTV. So much fun.

Dr. Tongue's 3D House of Stewardesses. lol

Feb 01 13 05:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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I tried out for Jeopardy several years ago. Met a ton of fun and fascinating people in line (I got there before dawn and was tenth in a line that made Space Mountain look like a supermarket express checkout).

I made it to the second day of testing, which included a fairly rapid-fire written test structured so you couldn't go back and complete answers to previous questions. To my left was a university physics professor; he was well travelled and I figured he'd kill.

Amid questions about atomic bonds, Slavic politics, Renaissance history, and Trig, we got a question about which popular singer had dated Jennifer Aniston (who is John Mayer?). Then more stuff about science, history, politics, psychology, movies...

As soon as the proctor (one of the travelling Jeopardy clue crew) blew the whistle and ordered all pencils down, the physics prof pushed himself away from the table and yelled, "WHO THE HELL IS THIS JENNIFER ANISTON PERSON?!?" The whole room burst into laughter. The person on his other side looked over at me and said, "Welp, there's ONE he got wrong."

Nope, no ivory tower stereotypes reinforced that day...
Feb 01 13 05:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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Peter Claver wrote:
In truth I don't really watch jeopardy to be entertained by the contestants.. I watch it to actually play along.

This.

If you're not playing along, it might as well be Wheel of Fortune.

Feb 01 13 05:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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Gianantonio wrote:
Ken Jennings was pretty interesting.  He won 74 times in a row and tidy sum of $2,520,700.

I was just about to say this but decided to scroll through the thread to see if anyone else said it already.

  The thing about Ken Jennings is that he "lost" on a final jeopardy answer that I got.  It was something about this place being the largest employer of seasonal help.  The correct question was what is H&R Block?  The woman who won was oh so shocked!  I don't think she lasted past the next show.

Feb 01 13 05:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:
seem to anyone else that people that seem interesting are never the ones that last more than a single game

"interesting" is subjective & likely seen in multiple ways by different people.

Feb 01 13 06:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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Peter Claver wrote:
In truth I don't really watch jeopardy to be entertained by the contestants.. I watch it to actually play along.

I don't know why someone would watch and NOT play along.  We play (watching) that you have to guess a question for Final Jeopardy after you hear the category.  If you guess it right, you are King of the Family Room.

Feb 01 13 06:31 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ahh Cliff. lol.

Feb 01 13 06:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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Vector 38 wrote:

"interesting" is subjective & likely seen in multiple ways by different people.

No argument here. Which is why I asked for other people's opinion. smile

Feb 01 13 06:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:
This is Jeopardy (for the contestants that are the least be interesting). Does it seem to anyone else that people that seem interesting are never the ones that last more than a single game on jeopardy, and those that stay on for a number of days are dry, serious, and look like they've buried someone in their backyard? lol.

He who knows the most, and is quickest on the buzzer, will be able to stay the longest!

Feb 01 13 09:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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EdwardKristopher wrote:

He who knows the most, and is quickest on the buzzer, will be able to stay the longest!

Also consider that contestants are often very mismatched against one another. You only get to play again after losing if you keep going for at least 5 days. It's pretty common that someone is playing for a week or more only to lose by a lot or little to one person who in their next game gets crushed. I think luck can have a lot to do with it. You can't always expect to get topics that you yourself are an expert in. Some people luck out on particular programs.

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