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by JeopardyBill
Thu May 14, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How to Study For Jeopardy!
Replies: 31
Views: 5839

Re: How to Study For Jeopardy!

Number one way to get better at J! - watch the show. As much as you can. I notice that you're already doing that, but keep in mind it's a process that will take years. Watching the show will help you learn what comes up a lot because they ask the same things (in different ways) more than you think....
by JeopardyBill
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Last Night's J! parody on the SNL 40th Anniversary Special
Replies: 24
Views: 3738

Re: Last Night's J! parody on the SNL 40th Anniversary Special

I could be mistaken, but I think this might have been the only version of this skit in which a clue from Potent Potables was actually revealed.
by JeopardyBill
Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 6900

Re: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Very surprised this wasn't a triple instaget FJ.
by JeopardyBill
Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Jeopardy! Contestant Library Catalog
Replies: 130
Views: 30012

Re: The Jeopardy! Contestant Library Catalog

You can add these two articles of mine to the list. I mentioned both during the interview with Alex on my first episode. "Catholics, Constitutions, and Conventions: Bishop John England and the Democratization of American Catholicism," The South Carolina Historical Magazine 114, no. 4 (October 2013):...
by JeopardyBill
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So Excited... Friend Has Gotten "The Call"!
Replies: 47
Views: 6310

Re: So Excited... Friend Has Gotten "The Call"!

A lot of folks might not have time to do this, but I treated my Jeopardy! preparation pretty much as a full-time job during the month between the call and my appearance. I more or less studied all day for four-and-a-half weeks, paying particularly close attention to the J! Archive. but I did send he...
by JeopardyBill
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 12373

Re: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Not a good game at all. Tons of unnecessary negs; bad DD wagering; many surprising Triple Stumpers; and a Triple Stumper FJ that should have been an Instaget. The contestants seemed lethargic.
by JeopardyBill
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 26, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 104
Views: 9712

Re: Friday, September 26, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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What a great game of Jeopardy! Fantastic performances from the champions! Notice the plural.
by JeopardyBill
Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 6757

Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Great performance by the champ. I thought for sure this was going to be a 100% instaget FJ. Oh well, fun game regardless.
by JeopardyBill
Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 7622

Re: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Good game!
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Very hard FJ. I had no clue. All I could think of was "All's Well That Ends Well."
by JeopardyBill
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 7202

Re: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Bamaman wrote:
So Christian bets $1,000 total on two DDs
I did a double-take at the $400 DD. I was screaming at the screen on the $600 one.
by JeopardyBill
Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 18, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 9153

Re: Thursday, September 18, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I have lost so much sleep over that FJ, it's unreal. I feel I lost it (whether I had it to begin with is up for debate!), panicked, didn't read the question thoroughly, and completely forgot the category all in one fell swoop - I didn't even remember seeing the word 'German' in the question until I...
by JeopardyBill
Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Rankest Thread Imaginable
Replies: 664
Views: 131872

Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

May I have the rank of "Jeopardy! Champion"? Thanks!
by JeopardyBill
Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 6058

Re: Friday, September 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Bill: Have to ask if the month your wife is expecting at the end of is tape month or air month? As long as we are playing, "Ask Bill" ... Did the powers give any indication that if you had won more games whether you would be in the November 2014 TOC or a 2016 one? ToC was never discussed. I always ...
by JeopardyBill
Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 6058

Re: Friday, September 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

dhkendall wrote:Bill: Have to ask if the month your wife is expecting at the end of is tape month or air month?
End of the air month! The contestant coordinators reminded me several times that if Alex asked me about this, I should say that the baby was due "this month" rather than "in September."
by JeopardyBill
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 6058

Re: Friday, September 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I simply had nothing for this FJ. The only 1964 film I could think of was My Fair Lady, and I knew there were no movies about that released in 2013. I was actually considering writing My Fair Lady 2: Electric Boogaloo.
by JeopardyBill
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 7300

Re: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I suspect that Howard regarded the clue in a similar way to Tigershark - he thought he had outsmarted a trick question and when he was going to be ruled wrong, he made a fuss. Bill can confirm or deny if he so desires. Howard didn't say anything at all. From what I recall, Alex initially ruled Howa...
by JeopardyBill
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 18, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 9153

Re: Thursday, September 18, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

That conjunction category was poorly written, like a textbook condensed to J! clues. Is it editing, or does Bill really have the rude habit of interrupting Alex's verbosity with his category selections? If it's editing, then shame on the editor for making Bill look rude. If Bill is really that rude...
by JeopardyBill
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 18, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 9153

Re: Thursday, September 18, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

UniquePerspective wrote:
We're going to have some penultimate wager fun today. I suspect in this case it was a little harder to tell it'd be the last clue, but I'd still've tried to go above double Jesse.

Got final.
I'm expecting a very lively discussion. :)
by JeopardyBill
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 100
Views: 8153

Re: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Zabbie23 wrote: Congrats to Bill, my fellow South Carolinian-turned-Washingtonian! South Cackalacky represent!
Thanks, Elizabeth! Although I will note that DC was just my tryout location. Pennsylvania is home for me these days.
by JeopardyBill
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 7300

Re: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

... Did Alex get Donald Duck and Porky Pig mixed upon his intro of the category??? :?: Insta Final, but I'm wondering if there was a stop tape to find out if Howard's answer was correct? (And, if so, how did they know that they had to stop tape to check "Judas" and not, say, "Bartholomew" (a more o...