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by Fleeboy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Regis Philbin Has Passed Away
Replies: 26
Views: 1335

Re: Regis Philbin Has Passed Away

My mom still refers to Regis as "the sidekick from the Joey Bishop Show". I remember the night in 1968 that Regis stormed off Joey's late-night talk show in a fit of pique. That evening, ABC stations hyped the walk-off, which had been taped earlier in the day, and enough viewers (including our fami...
by Fleeboy
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact
Replies: 43
Views: 2500

Re: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact

Fleeboy, how long would you say it took you to fully recover? You only had the cough for one day? I felt unwell for about five weeks in all, ending in mid-March -- around the time everything started shutting down. The lingering effects were nasal congestion and a mildly upset stomach. The dry cough...
by Fleeboy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact
Replies: 43
Views: 2500

Re: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact

Thanks for posting this. Add me to the list of those who were ill through February. I initially wrote it off as a lingering cold or the effects of taking flu and pneumonia vaccines on the same day. However, there was one day on which I had a persistent, severe dry cough. Two people with whom I was i...
by Fleeboy
Tue May 05, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 6103

Re: Monday, May 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

They reran Ken’s first game at the end of S25. It was probably also rerun on Daytime Jeopardy (or whatever they called it then) a year after its original airing. I don't think they started doing the daytime run until around the 2012-13 season, when it was listed as a repeat of Jeopardy! They change...
by Fleeboy
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 18186

Re: Monday, February 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The SURVIVOR category was finished last in the J! round and needing to complete that ate up time for DJ! when 6 clues worth $8800 including DD3 were not played. What's the record for the highest combined dollar value of uncovered clues in a non-celebrity game? This has to be close. This game had $1...
by Fleeboy
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 18186

Re: Monday, February 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:05 am

The SURVIVOR category was finished last in the J! round and needing to complete that ate up time for DJ! when 6 clues worth $8800 including DD3 were not played.
What's the record for the highest combined dollar value of uncovered clues in a non-celebrity game? This has to be close.
by Fleeboy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 5445

Re: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Overthunk that one :roll: . I figured, just name a Confederate general that isn't Lee. Because if it was Lee, it surely would be Pavlov material for this event, which I get mixed up with the Jayhawk narrative anyway. Uh, name a General?? I didn't think of Pickett, and always forget Stonewall was no...
by Fleeboy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: RIP rmfromfla
Replies: 11
Views: 1693

Re: RIP rmfromfla

Robert and MarkBarrett were the first J! überfans I encountered back in the long-ago days on the Sony boards. Both were invaluable sources of information in the those pre-Archive days, and beyond. Robert and I kept in touch for a few years, but, sad to say, fell out of contact other than chance enco...
by Fleeboy
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 7755

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't know where my brain was vacationing during Final Jeopardy!, but my response was "Goth." If I'd been a contestant, maybe my sloppy handwriting could've made it look enough like "Gath" to get me the win, but I doubt it. Now I am imagining Goliath with his hair dyed black, wearing eyeliner and...
by Fleeboy
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 6559

Re: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Initially dismissed Hotel California, as I've always associated it with 1977 (the title track wasn't released as a single until late February of that year), but no other album of that time that I could think of seemed to fit the clue.
by Fleeboy
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 4421

Re: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Thought of Shel Silverstein first and stood pat. His The Giving Tree was published in '64.
by Fleeboy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 5983

Re: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:28 pm
"Javier Bardem" sounded Brazilian and not Spanish to me. Not like I know who that is, anyway.
I'd have been tempted to guess "What is a country unsuited for old men?" or something similar.
by Fleeboy
Sat May 18, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 4648

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I guessed Kodak for FJ! I seemed to have completely misunderstood what the clue was asking :oops:. Those numbers seemed too big for Kodak, but I couldn't think of another photograph company where 1889 seemed reasonable. I thought of Kodak first because the year sounded right -- in fact, the company...
by Fleeboy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 115
Views: 16124

Re: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is James the first contestant to have runaways in 4 of his or her first 5 games? Even Ken "only" had 3. The archive confirms that Chuck Forrest (his fifth win was a lock-tie scenario entering FJ), Robin Carroll, and Rick Knutsen had runaways in all five of their regular-season games. According to S...
by Fleeboy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 4816

Re: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

They weren't music legends, but the Sultan of Swat (Babe Ruth, in 1948) and Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi, in 1956) also passed away on Aug. 16.
by Fleeboy
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 6331

Re: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The leader of the City Slickers? Nice fogey trash for the home viewers. Hey! Barring an unforeseen collapse by Team Ken, we're looking at yet another title match involving J!'s resident multi-millionaires. Must be nice to get a call from TPTB every few years to the effect of, "hey, can you come bac...
by Fleeboy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 3386

Re: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Precalled Hindenburg, but initially thought the clue was too obscure for the youngish contestants. Glad to have been wrong. Long, long ago, Herb Morrison spoke to my first-year journalism class at WVU, where he helped establish the school's radio/TV unit. His broadcast, as many of you know, didn't a...
by Fleeboy
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 5455

Re: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"The Sopranos" premiered 20 years ago Thursday. That milestone received a lot of play in the media this week, making it an easy precall for quite a few home viewers, I suspect. Of course, contestants taping months ago would not have been aware of that anniversary.
by Fleeboy
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 20
Views: 2435

Re: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

clprez wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:54 pm
I got FJ from watching the movie Patton.
You weren't alone.
by Fleeboy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 3075

Re: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My incorrect response was based on Matthew 16, verse 18: "I say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church."