RIP online Howdies?

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RIP online Howdies?

Post by Robert K S » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:21 pm

I can't find where the Hometown Howdies can be accessed anymore.

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Re: RIP online Howdies?

Post by jeff6286 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:25 pm

A commenter on Jeannie's blog discovered that they are now putting the Howdies on their youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/JEOPARDY?feature=watch

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Re: RIP online Howdies?

Post by Robert K S » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:31 pm

Yeah... just found it. Thanks!

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Re: RIP online Howdies?

Post by Rex Kramer » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:22 am

There is a link at the bottom of the jeopardy.com page.

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Re: RIP online Howdies?

Post by ElendilPickle » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:24 pm

The link is new; it wasn't there earlier this week. I'm glad they put one up, since I'm still hoping a couple of the people I auditioned with get the call.

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Re: RIP online Howdies?

Post by alietr » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:53 pm

I'm guessing the page where they show pictures of the contestants and where they're from is RIP. That's unfortunate. I liked checking those out, and never watched the Howdies.

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Re: RIP online Howdies?

Post by skullturf » Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:16 pm

alietr wrote:I'm guessing the page where they show pictures of the contestants and where they're from is RIP. That's unfortunate. I liked checking those out, and never watched the Howdies.
I also enjoyed that. One reason is that I'm curious to see if anyone from my audition group ever appears on the show. I'm not aware of anyone who has (but I wouldn't necessarily recognize all 25 to 30 people from my group). I auditioned in Philadelphia just over one year ago (September 10th, 2012).

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Re: RIP online Howdies?

Post by ElendilPickle » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:12 pm

skullturf wrote:
alietr wrote:I'm guessing the page where they show pictures of the contestants and where they're from is RIP. That's unfortunate. I liked checking those out, and never watched the Howdies.
I also enjoyed that. One reason is that I'm curious to see if anyone from my audition group ever appears on the show. I'm not aware of anyone who has (but I wouldn't necessarily recognize all 25 to 30 people from my group). I auditioned in Philadelphia just over one year ago (September 10th, 2012).
I auditioned in June 2012. So far there have been two of us on the show, and the other player is someone I would never have picked. There were at least two or three people who came across as really sharp and personable, though, so I hope they will make it.

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Re: RIP online Howdies?

Post by dhkendall » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:39 pm

alietr wrote:I'm guessing the page where they show pictures of the contestants and where they're from is RIP. That's unfortunate. I liked checking those out, and never watched the Howdies.
And as an archivist, it is very handy to get a canonical spelling of the name or town. *You* try spelling "Babu Srinivasan" or "Schenectady" by just hearing it!
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Re: RIP online Howdies?

Post by legendneverdies » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:47 pm

dhkendall wrote:
And as an archivist, it is very handy to get a canonical spelling of the name or town. *You* try spelling "Babu Srinivasan" or "Schenectady" by just hearing it!
Not being able to spell Schenectady correctly in a Spelling category on the Joker's Wild in 1978 is what caused then all time regular game winner Hal Shear($39K, known for having a lucky suit that he often rubbed for good luck) to finally lose.

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Re: RIP online Howdies?

Post by thejeopardyfan » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:20 pm

dhkendall wrote: And as an archivist, it is very handy to get a canonical spelling of the name or town. *You* try spelling "Babu Srinivasan" or "Schenectady" by just hearing it!
The contestant's name is still written on the screen as (s)he is presenting the Howdy. (I need that too!) ;)

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Re: RIP online Howdies?

Post by Robert K S » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:51 am

Also, no Howdy for Matt Volk in the first week of the new season. What gives?

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Re: RIP online Howdies?

Post by jeff6286 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:38 pm

So am I missing it somehow, or did they not post the Howdies for this 2nd week of the season?

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Re: RIP online Howdies?

Post by Bamaman » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:13 pm

Is their message board still active?

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Post by bpmod » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:18 pm

Bamaman wrote:Is their message board still active?
Not very.

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Re: RIP online Howdies?

Post by ElendilPickle » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:37 am

Bamaman wrote:Is their message board still active?
It's not linked on the home page any more.

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Re: RIP online Howdies?

Post by thejeopardyfan » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:07 pm

Lots of worthless uploads to the J! YouTube channel today, but still no Howdies.
Do you guys think it's possible the show's considering posting episodes there, by having a YouTube channel now?

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Re: RIP online Howdies?

Post by jeff6286 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:25 pm

thejeopardyfan wrote:Lots of worthless uploads to the J! YouTube channel today, but still no Howdies.
Do you guys think it's possible the show's considering posting episodes there, by having a YouTube channel now?
It would be cool, but I wouldn't hold my breath. My guess would be that even if they wanted to post them, there might be language in their contracts with some or all affiliates that would either prohibit it or limit it. If they ever got to a point where they were posting each episode, I would guess that it would probably be on a one week delay, if not longer. This would still be a wonderful service, even if you couldn't watch the episodes right away.

It might draw interest from people who don't watch regularly, but when a big winner comes along, like a 6 or 7 day champion, you could go back and watch all their games, just to see how good they really are. Then of course there are friends and family of contestants, who may not have known in advance that someone was going to appear, or if an episode is preempted in certain markets, they would have a legal means of viewing the episode without someone having to go to the trouble of uploading it to some website, or emailing a video file, etc.

Even if they never upload full episodes, there are so many things they could do with a YouTube channel. They could post a video at the end of each week with the 5 FJ clues, including the Think! music, so someone who's been unable to watch could watch a single video, see the reveal of each clue, and have it timed for them to see if they can come up with the right responses.

In addition to the Hometown Howdies and Winners Circle videos, which used to be on the website and may or may not be continued on the YouTube channel, they could compile all the interview segments of any repeat champion, so that, once again, if you hadn't been watching and missed a nice long run, you could go back and "get to know" the player by watching all their interviews at once.

When they run a full category of video clues, filmed on location, such as at an opera, a museum, or some historic site, they could supplement this with a video on the YouTube channel. Maybe something 5 to 10 minutes long that would give more information on the site in question, for those that had their interest piqued by the brief snippets they saw on the video clues. It would be additional free advertising for the places they are promoting, and an easy way for viewers to learn more about something they found interesting. Why send the Clue Crew to some exotic locale just to film 5 10-second videos?

Those are just my immediate thoughts, and I'm sure there are much better ideas that have not yet occurred to me. Here's hoping they use this channel for something other than a permanent memento of intoxicated guest clue readers.

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Re: RIP online Howdies?

Post by Robert K S » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:29 am

Still no Howdies for Week 2. :-(

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Re: RIP online Howdies?

Post by Patronaut » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:35 am

I wish they'd post all the Hometown Howdies and Winner's Circle videos on there. It would cool to be able to have access to those.
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