J! in the Media

This is where all of the games are discussed.

Moderators: alietr, trainman, econgator, dhkendall

talkingaway
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 422
Joined: Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:59 am

Re: J! in the Media

Post by talkingaway » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:25 am

One weird thing that I noticed in the Ken Jennings episode of the "Alex collection"....they must have used an "audience edit" of Ken Jennings' introduction, because they omit the number of days of his championship....instead of "Ken Jennings, whose 56-day cash winnings total...", it's just "Ken Jennings, whose cash winnings total...". You just get so used to Johnny saying that phrase that it's a little bit jarring when he omits the number of days.

Of course, Alex's intro often gives away to the audience mega-winners, but I guess that's one way to hide the exact possibility of a record breaker to the audience - at least in terms of the length of stay.

User avatar
MinnesotaMyron
Jeopardy! Champion
Posts: 1933
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:53 pm

Re: J! in the Media

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:37 am

talkingaway wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:25 am
One weird thing that I noticed in the Ken Jennings episode of the "Alex collection"....they must have used an "audience edit" of Ken Jennings' introduction, because they omit the number of days of his championship....instead of "Ken Jennings, whose 56-day cash winnings total...", it's just "Ken Jennings, whose cash winnings total...". You just get so used to Johnny saying that phrase that it's a little bit jarring when he omits the number of days.

Of course, Alex's intro often gives away to the audience mega-winners, but I guess that's one way to hide the exact possibility of a record breaker to the audience - at least in terms of the length of stay.
They actually did that during the shows' original airings. I believe the theory was, they were trying to downplay the effects of the news of his loss leaking to the internet. The number of days was certainly in Johnny Gilbert's original introductions.

gameshowfandanny
Valued Contributor
Posts: 64
Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:09 pm

Re: J! in the Media

Post by gameshowfandanny » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:04 am

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:37 am
talkingaway wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:25 am
One weird thing that I noticed in the Ken Jennings episode of the "Alex collection"....they must have used an "audience edit" of Ken Jennings' introduction, because they omit the number of days of his championship....instead of "Ken Jennings, whose 56-day cash winnings total...", it's just "Ken Jennings, whose cash winnings total...". You just get so used to Johnny saying that phrase that it's a little bit jarring when he omits the number of days.

Of course, Alex's intro often gives away to the audience mega-winners, but I guess that's one way to hide the exact possibility of a record breaker to the audience - at least in terms of the length of stay.
They actually did that during the shows' original airings. I believe the theory was, they were trying to downplay the effects of the news of his loss leaking to the internet. The number of days was certainly in Johnny Gilbert's original introductions.
Yes, they also added the Kids Week (which I remember reading here was supposed to air for Season 21's premiere week, but delayed because of Jennings) and College Championship to move Ken's final episode from November 9 to November 30. Johnny did announce the number of games Jennings won during the taping, but it was edited out starting with his 49th game (the first episode taped after the summer hiatus, as the first four weeks of the season including the ToC were taped before the summer hiatus because of the possibility of a WGA strike, same thing happened in Season 34), but in his 74th and 75th games, Johnny announcing the number of games won was not edited out.
Last edited by gameshowfandanny on Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:09 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
MinnesotaMyron
Jeopardy! Champion
Posts: 1933
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:53 pm

Re: J! in the Media

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:08 am

gameshowfandanny wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:04 am
Johnny (and Kelly, since she announces Monday-Wednesday, but gets dubbed over Johnny) did announce the number of games Jennings won during the taping,
Kelly didn't join the show until 2005.

gameshowfandanny
Valued Contributor
Posts: 64
Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:09 pm

Re: J! in the Media

Post by gameshowfandanny » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:09 am

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:08 am
gameshowfandanny wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:04 am
Johnny (and Kelly, since she announces Monday-Wednesday, but gets dubbed over Johnny) did announce the number of games Jennings won during the taping,
Kelly didn't join the show until 2005.
Oh, I forgot about that, Kelly did introduce herself at the end of David Madden's final episode.


goongas
Loyal Jeopardista
Posts: 156
Joined: Tue May 20, 2014 10:34 pm
Location: New York, NY

Re: J! in the Media

Post by goongas » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:04 pm


User avatar
floridagator
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1340
Joined: Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:39 am

Re: J! in the Media

Post by floridagator » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:54 pm

I'd rather cuddle then have sex. If you're into grammar, you'll understand.


User avatar
alietr
Site Admin
Posts: 6911
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:20 pm
Location: Bethesda, MD

Re: J! in the Media

Post by alietr » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:31 pm


User avatar
Robert K S
Jeopardy! Champion
Posts: 1774
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:26 pm
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Contact:

Re: J! in the Media

Post by Robert K S » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:01 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:08 am
gameshowfandanny wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:04 am
Johnny (and Kelly, since she announces Monday-Wednesday, but gets dubbed over Johnny) did announce the number of games Jennings won during the taping,
Kelly didn't join the show until 2005.
And her last day on the job was 2018-12-18. And Johnny was still doing all five games in 2010. Not sure when he cut his schedule to afternoons, but probably only within the last couple years.

User avatar
twelvefootboy
JBOARDIE OF THE MONTH!
Posts: 1663
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:18 pm
Location: Tornado Alley / Southwest Missouri

Re: J! in the Media

Post by twelvefootboy » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:50 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:01 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:08 am
gameshowfandanny wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:04 am
Johnny (and Kelly, since she announces Monday-Wednesday, but gets dubbed over Johnny) did announce the number of games Jennings won during the taping,
Kelly didn't join the show until 2005.
And her last day on the job was 2018-12-18. And Johnny was still doing all five games in 2010. Not sure when he cut his schedule to afternoons, but probably only within the last couple years.
Johnny announced morning and afternoon session on the taping day we attended about 10 December 2018. I don't know if that was an exception of course.
Disclaimer - repeated exposure to author's musings may cause befuddlement.

User avatar
alietr
Site Admin
Posts: 6911
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:20 pm
Location: Bethesda, MD

Re: J! in the Media

Post by alietr » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:54 am

From an article by The Washington Post TV critic Hank Steuver about what to watch during these difficult times:

Even during relatively peaceful times, I hear from readers who insist that TV offer escape — and only that. They can’t handle intense dramas. They have a common list of triggers (violence, crime, sexual situations, horror . . . one reader once told me she can’t stand any shows where people raise their voices at one another).

I often can’t recommend much more than “Jeopardy!” to them, but here’s my best attempt to offer some ideas that are either somewhat gentle, escapist, purely funny or some combination of the three.

User avatar
Robert K S
Jeopardy! Champion
Posts: 1774
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:26 pm
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Contact:

Re: J! in the Media

Post by Robert K S » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:34 pm

Now seems like a good time to remind anyone sequestered with a TV that gets Xumo that the streaming service has the recent Alex Trebek documentary Game Changers available for free (with intermittent ads).

User avatar
MarkBarrett
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 10229
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:37 am
Location: San Francisco

Re: J! in the Media

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:55 pm

From the March 30 - April 12 edition of TV Guide (spoiler to reduce size of post):
Spoiler
Show

Image

User avatar
Cat Hammarskjold
Feline Secretary-General
Posts: 935
Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:35 am

Re: J! in the Media

Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:55 am

When they relaxed the age requirements for the tryouts for the 2016 College Championship, I thought they would've had a specifically older student, rather than just having two 23-year-olds and a 24-year-old (at the time of the tournament). I wouldn't be eligible for this tournament no matter what, but I was expecting to see someone 40+ in any of the subsequent tournaments.

seaborgium
Undefeated in Reruns
Posts: 6622
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:31 am

Re: J! in the Media

Post by seaborgium » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:39 am

Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:55 am
When they relaxed the age requirements for the tryouts for the 2016 College Championship, I thought they would've had a specifically older student, rather than just having two 23-year-olds and a 24-year-old (at the time of the tournament). I wouldn't be eligible for this tournament no matter what, but I was expecting to see someone 40+ in any of the subsequent tournaments.
There were age requirements? I thought the rule has always just been that you had to be a full-time student working toward your first bachelor's degree at a four-year college. I vaguely recall reading a long time ago that there had been a 28-year-old CC contestant.

User avatar
econgator
Let's Go Mets!
Posts: 8485
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:32 am

Re: J! in the Media

Post by econgator » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:52 am

seaborgium wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:39 am
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:55 am
When they relaxed the age requirements for the tryouts for the 2016 College Championship, I thought they would've had a specifically older student, rather than just having two 23-year-olds and a 24-year-old (at the time of the tournament). I wouldn't be eligible for this tournament no matter what, but I was expecting to see someone 40+ in any of the subsequent tournaments.
There were age requirements? I thought the rule has always just been that you had to be a full-time student working toward your first bachelor's degree at a four-year college. I vaguely recall reading a long time ago that there had been a 28-year-old CC contestant.
I was 29 when I tried out in November of 95. The only mention in the letter, which I am looking at now, was "you must be a full-time undergraduate student with no previous bachelor's degrees."

Post Reply