I thought it was chippy for the judges not to accept "Bottom of the totem pole." Yes, "low man" is usually how it's expressed, but the former means exactly the same thing.
TenPoundHammer wrote:WLT Vatican at $400?
doihavetoreally wrote:Classic 1963 movie? - I got nothing.
Fat + spectacles - sounds like a boy from LotF, but dismissed it because it came up as FJ so recently.
I have not seen the movie, but I don't think piggy is a classic role.
I thought the lit category was tougher than usual.
doihavetoreally wrote:I thought the lit category was tougher than usual.
What is "WLT"?
mcsheffrey wrote:What is "WLT"? I haven't been able to find a definition anywhere. Based on context I think it has something to do with a clue that is valued incorrectly (or surprisingly) low.
mxc_takeshi wrote:I had no clue for FJ, but I knew it was Lord of the Flies when Alex mentioned Piggy.
opusthepenguin wrote:doihavetoreally wrote:I thought the lit category was tougher than usual.
Definitely! When Amanda uncovered the DD in the $2000 spot, I was yelling at her to bet $5. They got stumped on the $800 and $1600 clues. Why would she bet more than the minimum on the hardest clue? Yeah, bet a lot if you're way behind and this dim hope is your best shot. Yeah, bet a few hundred to make it a runaway if it's the last clue and losing that much won't hurt you. But if you're narrowly ahead with two categories (minus a $400 clue) left on the board? Fuhgeddaboudit.
JayK33 wrote:I got FJ almost immediately. A Christmas Story also came to mind for a brief second but of course, that's not from the '60's.
rpg wrote:Hated that dumb down category, that totem pole one was just stupid. Also thought that FJ was just terrible. Lord of the Flies is not a popular, acclaimed, or at all notable movie, and is only "classic" in the sense that it's old.
Elijah Baley wrote:No offense to the Jeopardy writers, but I don't think they remotely understood the FJ category. Say what you will about the book or the movie, Piggy is not a classic movie role. For starters, when I think of a movie role, I think about the actor or actress, like Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade or Rick Blaine.