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Monday, November 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:30 am

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Re: 2012-11-26 (Monday Nov 26) Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MDCSWildcats86 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:10 pm

Knew WHO they meant in FJ, just at "clue zero" as to the WHAT they were after.

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Re: 2012-11-26 (Monday Nov 26) Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by dhkendall » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:00 pm

I was just hoping to ask opus if he could record the DJ clue that talks about Alpha Tau Omega, a Facebook friend of mine is an Alpha Tau and very much into the organization (half his Facebook posts are about that, the other half is about flags. :) ). I noticed he's in Arkansas, but, interestingly, looking at jeopardy.com's viewing times, all the ones in Arkansas either air earlier than my 4:30 showing or at the same time, so by the time I saw it, he missed it if he wasn't watching.
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Re: 2012-11-26 (Monday Nov 26) Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by jeff6286 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:28 pm

:mrgreen:

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Re: 2012-11-26 (Monday Nov 26) Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by econgator » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:28 pm

Nice game and liked that she went TDD when she needed to.

Instaget FJ.

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Re: 2012-11-26 (Monday Nov 26) Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Austin Powers » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:29 pm

Best episode of the season? Best episode of the season. Big ballsy bets all around. All three players are hung like horses.

FJ was a bit of a let down, though, a clear "know it or you don't" question... and they didn't know it.

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Re: 2012-11-26 (Monday Nov 26) Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:29 pm

Charles Addams at $200 was very undervalued, IMO.

Got none of the Charleses. Also, never heard "inexorable" before.

1-Word #1 Hits seemed upside down. I had never heard of any of the first 3 songs (nor had I even heard of Tears for Fears), and "Physical" seemed by far the most recognizable. (I knew "Paparazzi" entirely because Todd in the Shadows reviewed it. I've been mentioning him a lot, haven't I?)

DJ! was brutal for me. O-fer on Pretenders or Julia Roberts. Only got 4 clues right overall, 3 of which were $400s.

"P" Countries was a total embarrasment for me. Almost blurted out Paraguay on $400 and just locked up completely. I just couldn't think of any other "P" Countries at all, and kept going "Oh yeah, duh" after every right answer.

Add to that another total derp moment: "Oh, the something-or-other of the seven gables. Come on, I know this. Place of the seven gables? Tower? World? Penguin?"

Yeah, I got nothing on this FJ! Wasn't aware of any famous homes in Wisconsin. Joke answer: "What is the International House of Pancakes?"
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Re: 2012-11-26 (Monday Nov 26) Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Snaxx » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:44 pm

Got this final rather quickly because I had visited Fallingwater (in Pennsylvania) last year.

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Re: 2012-11-26 (Monday Nov 26) Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Johnblue » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:00 pm

I agree that was the best episode of the season, except for that beautiful Chicago category. Carl Sandburg, duh.

Onto more pleasant matters: great players, great questions & what bets! I guessed the correct answer because I figured Lloyd = Welsh name but I only know about three of his homes. GSN ran an old What's My Line & F L Wright was the mystery guest. Crotchety at that point in his life.

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Re: 2012-11-26 (Monday Nov 26) Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by alietr » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:05 pm

Ha ha, it'd almost be worth it to pop over to the "official" site to read the whining about the First Lady.

Charles Addams? No one?!?!

FJ was an instaget, but I wasn't at all surprised that it was a TS.

Good game all around and a nice start to the week.

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Re: 2012-11-26 (Monday Nov 26) Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by BADuBois » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:11 pm

Wow, what a great, breathtaking game.

As others have said, *extremely* ballsy DJ bets... took my breath away. Did great on the "P" country questions, as well as the Julia Roberts movie listings.

Felt a gut punch at the Solzhenitsyn question; have read the book and seen the movie, and kept on yelling at the screen, "One! One! Not 'A'! One!"

FJ was an Instaget for me; some years ago, me and the missus visited Taliesin West in Arizona a number of years ago. Gorgeous place.

Again, a great game and the DJ bets were incredible. Wow.
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Re: 2012-11-26 (Monday Nov 26) Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Budphrey » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:11 pm

Pay attention, children. That is how you use a Daily Double. :)

Congratulations to Lucas for wagering conservatively enough to win a triple stumper. But the Dear Wife and I — having a couple of times visited the Frank Lloyd Wright museum in Oak Park, the site of his longtime home and studio — were perplexed that the contestant from that fair village didn't nail the FJ! clue, even after having rolled through most of the Chicago category.
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Re: 2012-11-26 (Monday Nov 26) Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by teapot37 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:17 pm

I have never, ever heard of that house, nor of that bard, so I had no shot at FJ. I said Fallingwater just to say something. I am a bit surprised so many people here got it right.

Good game well played otherwise.
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Re: 2012-11-26 (Monday Nov 26) Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by marpocky » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:31 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Charles Addams at $200 was very undervalued, IMO.
Spotted "Charles" AND "cartoonist" AND "macabre?" No way.

For FJ I said Fallingwater, knowing it was wrong but that it was as close as I was going to get, since I couldn't name another FLW house.

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Re: 2012-11-26 (Monday Nov 26) Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by NoName84 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:34 pm

56/60, then deer in the headlights on FJ! I would have wagered a truckload given the category.

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Re: 2012-11-26 (Monday Nov 26) Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Fishercat » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:46 pm

marpocky wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:Charles Addams at $200 was very undervalued, IMO.
Spotted "Charles" AND "cartoonist" AND "macabre?" No way.

For FJ I said Fallingwater, knowing it was wrong but that it was as close as I was going to get, since I couldn't name another FLW house.
I am going to be in company with TPH here. Not necessarily on undervalued, but I hadn't heard of Addams outside of a context with his Addams Family, never would have connected.

Edit: Fixed the ever to never. Plus, if we're going to go with comics named Charles, I would have thought Schulz would be in the 200 spot.
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Re: 2012-11-26 (Monday Nov 26) Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by StrangerCoug » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:50 pm

Not my best Jeopardy! game for playing at home. The "XO" category threw me for quite a loop (I seemed to think it was "EXO" instead, and that messed me up quite a bit), and I skunked the Charles category. The "P" Country wasn't bad (even though I feel like an idiot for blanking on the one that uses the Euro—Portugal)

I liked the appearance by Michelle Obama on the Chicago category. Didn't know she was from there.

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Re: 2012-11-26 (Monday Nov 26) Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:55 pm

I didn't know a THING about Charles Addams.
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Re: 2012-11-26 (Monday Nov 26) Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Bamaman » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:13 pm

I suppose if you didn't know the Addams Family was based on a comic in The New yorker, it was a hard clue.

I knew whose house it was, but no chance on getting its name. Said Tennyson just to have something.

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