dhkendall wrote:Also, why was B.D.'s answer typed? I guess no one here could really answer that, but it seems sort of odd, his name and wager were written, but not his response. I'm guessing perhaps he does not have the ability to write an answer within the same time period that others would have, and thus evened the playing field for him (which is consistent with J! helping out those with disabilities. It would also explain why the others were hand written, as there's no time limit for the name or the wager.)
Thank you for this hypothesis, because I was confused as heck when his answer was typed but his wager was hand-written. Your theory makes perfect sense.
Roadgeek Adam wrote: Double Jeopardy was a bit hard in one category for me, Pop Culture, one of my bad ones due to I like 50s, 60s, 70s culture. I got America's Got Talent though. Final Jeopardy = instaget. For them it was pretty low money game. Did Emma even understand the question?
I too struggled with the pop culture category, missing 3 out of 5. I could possibly have gotten Gnomeo, but it didn't come to me in time, but the other two I missed I had never even heard of.
It seemed clear that Emma didn't entirely understand what they were asking in FJ. She seemed stunned when Alex said that she was incorrect. I thought it was a somewhat confusingly worded question, but I immediately knew what they were going for. Even if someone didn't quite get what they were asking with the "begin & end with the same letter as the other 3 states", I'm not sure why she would decide on a state that doesn't even start with a vowel, let alone start and end with the same one.
In addition to FJ, I also thought the Lunchable question was very poorly worded. I figured it out since it had Oscar Mayer in the clue, but the way the clue was written made it a little more difficult than I think they intended.
At first I was shocked that the kids didn't know right away that Al Gore was Bill Clinton's VP, but after thinking about it a little, it occurred to me that I was born in 1978 and Reagan and Bush were in office from 1981 to 1989. I think my 10 to 12 year old self would have known that Jimmy Carter was the President before Reagan, but I am less confident that I would have known that Walter Mondale was his VP.