Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Bamaman » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:24 pm

They should have used a game that actually aired on February 2nd.
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Re: Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby legendneverdies » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:31 pm

2/2 in the 1991-92 season was on a Sunday.
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Postby dhkendall » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:43 pm

Magna wrote:There's a scene in Groundhog Day where Bill Murray is watching J! and astonishes everyone else in the room by not only getting everything right, but pronouncing the response "What is Mexico?" with a native accent (roughly, "What is Me-hi-co?"), which the contestant then also astonishingly does.


I thought Bill Murray's character just got the Spanish pronunciation from Alex. :)
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Re: Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby bpmod » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:08 pm

legendneverdies wrote:2/2 in the 1991-92 season was on a Sunday.

Then it's pretty obvious that the movie was not set during that season.

Bamaman wrote:They should have used a game that actually aired on February 2nd.

Agreed.

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Re: Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby dhkendall » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:31 pm

bpmod wrote:
legendneverdies wrote:2/2 in the 1991-92 season was on a Sunday.

Then it's pretty obvious that the movie was not set during that season.

Bamaman wrote:They should have used a game that actually aired on February 2nd.

Agreed.

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But really who, of all the people who watched the movie, would have that enecylopedia, almost Rain-Man-like knowledge of all the J! episodes, and what date they aired? True, there are some on the board like that whom I'm convinced know the dates of any show without checking the Archive, but they're few and far between.

Every movie has minor goofs in it (just ask IMdB), but, unless you're really anal-retentive and pedantic about it, it shoudln't take away from the main plot point (that he used his situation to impress family and friends by knowing all the Jeopardy! answers) or the enjoyment of the movie.
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Re: Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby cheezguyty » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:28 pm

dhkendall wrote:...(just ask IMdB), but, unless you're really anal-retentive and pedantic about it...

But I am, so I must point out that it's IMDb. ;)
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Re: Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Paucle » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:44 pm

The Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania affiliate that airs Jeopardy had a Penguins hockey game so that J! episode was time-shifted. That must be it.
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Re: Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Volante » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:01 pm

dhkendall wrote:Every movie has minor goofs in it (just ask IMdB), but, unless you're really anal-retentive and pedantic about it, it shoudln't take away from the main plot point (that he used his situation to impress family and friends by knowing all the Jeopardy! answers) or the enjoyment of the movie.

Or...
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just random people in a diner/bar... (No family was there and part of the plot was that he *had* no friends. Did...did you even SEE the movie?! :lol: )
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Re: Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby dhkendall » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:08 pm

Volante wrote:
dhkendall wrote:Every movie has minor goofs in it (just ask IMdB), but, unless you're really anal-retentive and pedantic about it, it shoudln't take away from the main plot point (that he used his situation to impress family and friends by knowing all the Jeopardy! answers) or the enjoyment of the movie.

Or...
Spoiler: show
just random people in a diner/bar... (No family was there and part of the plot was that he *had* no friends. Did...did you even SEE the movie?! :lol: )


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Apparently, it's been a while. I remember him sitting in an armchair in a living room watching it and giving out the answers. Yours makes sense, as he did travel to Punxatawney at the start of the movie, so there wouldn't be family there, but I honestly remember it set in a living room, not a diner (what diner airs J! instead of sports anyways?))
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Re: Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Volante » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:21 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Volante wrote:
dhkendall wrote:Every movie has minor goofs in it (just ask IMdB), but, unless you're really anal-retentive and pedantic about it, it shoudln't take away from the main plot point (that he used his situation to impress family and friends by knowing all the Jeopardy! answers) or the enjoyment of the movie.

Or...
Spoiler: show
just random people in a diner/bar... (No family was there and part of the plot was that he *had* no friends. Did...did you even SEE the movie?! :lol: )


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Apparently, it's been a while. I remember him sitting in an armchair in a living room watching it and giving out the answers. Yours makes sense, as he did travel to Punxatawney at the start of the movie, so there wouldn't be family there, but I honestly remember it set in a living room, not a diner (what diner airs J! instead of sports anyways?))

I've probably mixed up two scenes...apparently it's in a...
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Retirement home...or at least it looks like it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lXmvunn7XI And he sounds none too pleased to be there :D (I think I based it off the old people, eating and drinking. Hence why I thought diner. Did not remember the pajamas.)
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Re: Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby dhkendall » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:49 pm

Paucle wrote:I literally LOLed at CAPS LOCK's contestant story and said, "Hey, that must be CAPS LOCK!"


Or it could be because his last name sounds like "cap lock key" (without the "l") said really fast.

And yes, I just noticed that.
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Re: Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Bamaman » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:30 pm

I thought he was in the lobby of the B&B he was staying at.
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Re: Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby davey » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:11 am

Bamaman wrote:I thought he was in the lobby of the B&B he was staying at.

That's the way I remember it...

"Cliffhanger" is a cliche because it's not just a word, it's an image, a metaphor, that's overused...

That said, I'm another who flubbed it because I found "sea-bord" baffling...I figured it could be a poetic spelling of "seaboard," but of course we usually use that word to refer to an enormous area, and I also thought it might mean shipboard. That's where my response (and Roseanne's) of plank comes from. I wish I had put as much thought into the word "serial"...

I hope everybody here got the Jersey Boys response after the recent name-dropping of shows about Boys...
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Re: Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby CAPS LOCK » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:29 am

dhkendall wrote:
Paucle wrote:I literally LOLed at CAPS LOCK's contestant story and said, "Hey, that must be CAPS LOCK!"


Or it could be because his last name sounds like "cap lock key" (without the "l") said really fast.

And yes, I just noticed that.


It's very fitting, but I never noticed the connection until a friend of mine Facebooked during the show that that was my new name.
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Re: Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby earendel » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:59 am

Bamaman wrote:I easily ran the TV category as well. My precall of Carlton the doorman didn't show up, however. Nor did Mrs. Wolowitz.


I also expected Carlton or Mrs. Wolowitz. Another one I thought would be there was Norm Peterson's wife from Cheers.
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Re: Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Bamaman » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:23 pm

http://youtu.be/9lXmvunn7XI

Here is the scene from the movie. Hard to tell exactly where they are, could be someone's house.
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Re: Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Magna » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:40 pm

Paucle wrote:The Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania affiliate that airs Jeopardy had a Penguins hockey game so that J! episode was time-shifted. That must be it.

Could also have been a rerun. It would make his feat a little less astonishing to the others in the room (if they knew it was a rerun), but still impressive.
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Re: Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Magna » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:42 pm

Bamaman wrote:I thought he was in the lobby of the B&B he was staying at.

Yep.
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Re: Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby cinemaniax7 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:15 pm

And that's why he's called Cliff Hanger.
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Re: Friday, June 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby jkbrat » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:58 am

cinemaniax7 wrote:And that's why he's called Cliff Hanger.

Oh, you beat me to it, cinemaniax7! (Serves me right for being so behind on my Jeopardy! viewing!)

And if only he had been called Sea-Bord Cliff Hanger, maybe I would have had a chance on this FJ!
(although, admittedly, it would have been a less punny name ;) ).

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