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by DysonSphere
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 356
Views: 29748

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Here is some encouraging new: if Jeopardy listens that is. https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/reading-rainbow-host-levar-burton-jeopardy-host/story?id=76921150&cid=clicksource_4380645_19_post_hero_card_hed&fbclid=IwAR2YeLXNG8N_Wdbe420YUABjNe6J_IBRztDqnpUvLl-A0mXO_cJH_Y1BUwQ I'm sure they considered...
by DysonSphere
Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Dr. Oz Do as Host? (His actual performance, not your opinion of him)
Replies: 38
Views: 1787

Re: How Did Dr. Oz Do as Host? (His actual performance, not your opinion of him)

I have no opinion of Dr. Oz outside of Jeopardy. (I'm vaguely aware of the controversies. I just choose not to care.) He was my favorite host so far. I thought he had the best announcer quality and I admired how he was to the point and did things his own way. I know it won't happen, but I would be h...
by DysonSphere
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: score at a used games store in saint louis
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Re: score at a used games store in saint louis

Does anyone have the PS3 Jeopardy version who would like to play? I think that's the best version, and it's the one I practice on. Would be a lot of fun to organize a Boardie game online.
by DysonSphere
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 442
Views: 99050

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Congratulations! Very excited for you, and I'll be tuned in to the show. I'm in the pool from December 2020, and I've been wondering why nobody who took the test in 2020 seems to be getting the call yet. Your post probably explains a lot of it. There is a huge backlog of qualified contestants dating...
by DysonSphere
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]
Replies: 137
Views: 11356

Re: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]

Not accepting “fed” for “federal reserve”? I guess since the question was cut off there may have been a reason for this, but cmon judges. They didn't accept "Fed chairs", which they should not have. If she had just said "the Fed", I think she'd have been OK. The full question probably wanted the or...
by DysonSphere
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Audition Thread - Testing, Auditioning, and Getting the Call
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Audition Thread - Testing, Auditioning, and Getting the Call

Thank you for creating this thread. I'm eager to hear if anyone from the December-ish auditions outside California has gotten the call yet. Still waiting here. Adult Online Test (Providence): January 2020 Anytime Test: April 2020 Zoom Test Audition: September 2020 Zoom Mock Game Audition: December 2...
by DysonSphere
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 257
Views: 55438

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

In light of special circumstances of the past year, is this still the best forum to track the progress of the contestant selection process? Has anybody who auditioned since, say, November-December, gotten "the call"? I've noticed a lot of contestants are still introduced as "originally from". Does t...
by DysonSphere
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Prioritizing "must know" J! topics
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: Prioritizing "must know" J! topics

Absolutely Must Know (Money on the Table): U.S. Presidents World Capitals State Capitals (and Nicknames) Shakespeare Plays Very Good to Know: Greek Mythology Classic Literature Authors Composers Nice to Know: Inventors Mixology (Potent Potables) 7 World Wonders Human Body People who died in the pas...
by DysonSphere
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 257
Views: 55438

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

My mock game Zoom audition was last night so officially in the pool. Anyone else audition this week? I was expecting a cakewalk because the tests were over and the mock game clue values were low, but I thought the questions were HARD. Even harder than the online test. Maybe they wanted to see how p...
by DysonSphere
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 257
Views: 55438

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

My mock game Zoom audition was last night so officially in the pool. Anyone else audition this week? I was expecting a cakewalk because the tests were over and the mock game clue values were low, but I thought the questions were HARD. Even harder than the online test. Maybe they wanted to see how pe...
by DysonSphere
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 257
Views: 55438

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

There were some questions on the Jeopardy application that I was expecting, like if I had ever been on TV before (no) or if I had a criminal record (no). But there were a couple of questions on the application that surprised me. The first was if I've ever competed in trivia competitions (no). What d...
by DysonSphere
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 257
Views: 55438

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Very helpful information on the mock games. Thanks!
by DysonSphere
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 257
Views: 55438

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Sorry for the multiple posts. Has anyone played a mock game on Zoom yet? I'm curious how it would work. Is there a proprietary software they are using this year for ringing in, or do you say "Buzz"? If nobody has done virtual yet, how do mock games generally go? Is it a full game of Jeopardy with sc...
by DysonSphere
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 257
Views: 55438

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Bump!

I was beginning to lose hope. But I just received an email invitation for the final stage of the audition process: a mock game. Check your email fellow Jboardies who participated in Zoom auditions earlier this year.
by DysonSphere
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Hosting Question
Replies: 48
Views: 3578

Re: Hosting Question

Some people are rather disgusted with Ken being the first choice because of his tweets. I still admire and respect the GOAT himself, but let's be honest, I'd rather have him guest host instead of someone even more controversial than him. I think it's safe to say 99.9% of Jeopardy's viewership aren'...
by DysonSphere
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 257
Views: 55438

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Anyone else passed the Zoom audition test but not received a follow up email about an interview? I expected they would conduct an interview shortly and put us in the "pool" but I haven't heard anything so far.
by DysonSphere
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Where to Find Win Ben Stein's Money Episodes
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Where to Find Win Ben Stein's Money Episodes

After Jeopardy, Win Ben Stein's Money was always my favorite game show. Besides being entertaining, I found the trivia quality was consistently high, so I've been watching the old episodes on YouTube to study for Jeopardy (I passed the test and auditioned earlier this year, but no word back yet). Wh...
by DysonSphere
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Local station contact list
Replies: 23
Views: 1961

Re: Local station contact list

Do you sometimes miss a Jeopardy episode with WBZ? We seem to miss a recording with them at least once a week. Monday possibly? I've thought about calling them to complain but I wanted confirmation first.
by DysonSphere
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 257
Views: 55438

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Congrats to new auditioners.

Anyone from the last round get a follow-up e-mail for an interview? Nothing here yet.
by DysonSphere
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 257
Views: 55438

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

I just wanted to pop in again and say thank you to everyone who described their Zoom auditions. This was my first audition after many years of passing the test, so I wanted to get it right, and your comments were helpful for mental preparation. In case it can help anyone else, I'll describe briefly ...