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by Robert K S
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?
Replies: 56
Views: 1025

Re: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?

Wasn't her last sitcom one of the most popular in TV history? Didn't her casting in that role have something to do with her background? She told a story on a late-night show, Conan, I think, that led me to understand that she was cast on BBT without Chuck Lorre knowing/realizing that she was a Ph.D...
by Robert K S
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?
Replies: 56
Views: 1025

Re: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?

She said she's a neuroscientist at her intro on her first episode, and again in her last episode. I suppose that counts as "repeatedly". Couldn't find any other instances of her repeating it, at least not in the intros. Several of the promo clips. I don't mind her touting the doctorate during her t...
by Robert K S
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/7/21 week
Replies: 17
Views: 261

Re: FJs for the 6/7/21 week

I didn't know Vivien Leigh was married to Olivier. Worse, I thought she was American. I also thought she was Psycho's Janet Leigh's mother. She was 14 when Janet Leigh was born.
by Robert K S
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?
Replies: 56
Views: 1025

Re: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?

I don’t give a damn about ... commercials, pick the best person for the job. I "give a damn" a little about commercials. As Richards said, a top criteria for the job is credibility. If someone touts a Ph.D. only to hawk snake oil, that's a credibility hit. Performance-wise Mayim was in the top 3, I...
by Robert K S
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1038

Re: Friday, June 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:44 pm
Savannah Guthrie ... coverage of her eye accident
Being stabbed in the eye with a toy truck by one's 4-year-old is def something I can identify with these days
by Robert K S
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 6047
Views: 1447560

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Mathew5000 wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:41 am
At 1:16:24 of the video, Alex reads a clue containing a slur that nowadays is typically bleeped on network TV.
Speaking of a certain recent Final Jeopardy! response...

https://www.cinemablend.com/television/ ... 70735.html
by Robert K S
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1076
Views: 288526

Re: J! in the Media

morbeedo wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:49 am
Museum to Create a National Archives of Game Show History

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/09/arts ... -york.html
“If they want a necktie I lost on ‘Jeopardy!’ with,” Mr. Jennings said, “they’re happy to have it.”
by Robert K S
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1340

Re: Monday, June 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I liked that the writers fit fer-de-lance and fleur-de-lis in the same round.
by Robert K S
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1320

Re: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There's a quick BTS clip with Mayim up on social media today. Today's contestants are at their positions just pre-show. We see a quick view of the host's teleprompter as well as what may end up being one of the last shots of John Lauderdale (I think) on the job.
https://fb.watch/60Cp10PrDb/
by Robert K S
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 6047
Views: 1447560

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Doug Miller ... game 4 ... is fabled, and you can search Joan Kantor in J! Archive Somehow I missed this the first time because of the coyness Sg employed in announcing it. The game is fabled because it contains what is probably the lowest score ever achieved by a single contestant, when accounting...
by Robert K S
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4576
Views: 738610

Re: Reretaken Down

hilarious It's the same with the toys, frequently--all the characters who have masks wear them (even Starlord, who rarely wears his mask in the movies) and the others sometimes don't look anything like their movie counterparts. They don't want to have to pay a royalty and/or didn't want to have to ...
by Robert K S
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/31/21 week
Replies: 21
Views: 590

Re: FJs for the 5/31/21 week

On Monday, it never even occurred to me to think of cable channels. I was stuck thinking there was some Italian-named equivalent of the Dumont Network. Fun fact, Dumont hasn't show up on Jeopardy! since 2006, and before that, not since 1995!
by Robert K S
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1076
Views: 288526

Re: J! in the Media

'Jeopardy!' Fans Are Livid and “Sad” After Contestants' “Worst Showing Ever” I don't know why I should bother to post an article in the deplorable genre of "a few compiled tweets masquerading as journalism", but it ought to be noted that last Tuesday's game was nowhere close to the " worst showing ...
by Robert K S
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2120

Re: Thursday, June 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That DC avenues question was just plain awful. Even if you deduced they were looking for south to north (which wasn't clear; what does 'next' mean?), Virginia, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, and Maryland are legitimate responses. Ugh. [Looks at map] I don't think New York really works because the...
by Robert K S
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2120

Re: Thursday, June 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Argh, fell for my first instinct with Talleyrand, who was 18th/19th centuries. Talleyrand famously betrayed Napoleon. Had I thought about it a little more...
by Robert K S
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 2034

Re: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That sounds amazing. I never knew that was possible. could you clip it sometime? :D That calculator was stolen from me long ago, but with a little Googling I found this page where you can download the Nirvana clip and several other songs: anthem.zip Silverchair's Anthem For The Year 2000 duhast.zip...
by Robert K S
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 2034

Re: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How does Patricia Franchini have a perfect American accent when shouting "New York Herald Tribune" but not know what a horoscope is?

If you want some depressing trivia, read the last paragraph of the lead of Jean Seberg's Wikipedia page.
by Robert K S
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4576
Views: 738610

Re: Reretaken Down

Why wouldn't it be?
by Robert K S
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4576
Views: 738610

Re: Reretaken Down

After further research, it's really not clear in the canon whether she used "Amidala" as princess or not. She used "Amidala" while campaigning for Queen. If her family's anonymity was her goal, it wouldn't have made sense for her to be a public official under her birth surname.
by Robert K S
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 2312

Re: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Tonight we saw a commercial for MB's source of pocket change, Neuriva. Is this the first time a (non- Jeopardy! -related) product was advertised by the host as spokesperson during a first-run show? Neuriva.png I can remember Alex advertising DriveTime, but that was at least J! -adjacent. And I don'...