Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by drdoug41 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:20 am

And to think I was trapped in a conference room about two miles away while all the fun was happening. At least people hummed the think song whenever I was called on to speak. :lol:
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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by OSXpert » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:38 am

I came down from NYC and watched some of the games on Sunday. Had a blast!

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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by kingskip » Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:51 pm

I just found out here the Teen Tournament is not going to air until September 12-23, making it the first shows of the new season. That's unusual. They've never done this before. And my brother goes to school with this girl mentioned here.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/su ... l?d=mobile

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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by jjman920 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:20 pm

I had a fantastic time on Saturday and Sunday and I plan on heading in on Wednesday for the Semis of the Teen Tournament.

I looked like a giddy school girl when I saw that they were ushering us down to the orchestra level in the front section on Sunday. My family and I had previously been seated upstairs on Saturday.

I was first person to ask Alex a question on Sunday, asking which of his other game shows were his favorites. He replied with To Tell the Truth because "it was the first time in my career that I got to sit down while hosting."
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This doesn't regard gameplay, but something very rare happened during Game 1 of the Teacher's Tournament Semis. I don't know when the last time something like it happened.

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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by alietr » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:31 pm

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This doesn't regard gameplay, but something very rare happened during Game 1 of the Teacher's Tournament Semis. I don't know when the last time something like it happened.
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More often than you think.

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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by brotherofmoses » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:02 pm

I have a question regarding seating: are the orchestra seats reserved for VIPs, or is everything first come, first served?

If it is the latter - I have a ticket for the 12nn taping on Wednesday, what time should I arrive at the DAR to get an orchestra seat? Thanks!

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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by Rex Kramer » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:55 pm

alietr wrote:
jjman920 wrote:
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This doesn't regard gameplay, but something very rare happened during Game 1 of the Teacher's Tournament Semis. I don't know when the last time something like it happened.
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More often than you think.
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I'm guessing somebody passed out. ?

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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by alietr » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:59 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
alietr wrote:
jjman920 wrote:
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This doesn't regard gameplay, but something very rare happened during Game 1 of the Teacher's Tournament Semis. I don't know when the last time something like it happened.
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More often than you think.
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I'm guessing somebody passed out. ?
I'm assuming the OP was referring to a very long stoppage in play because of the pronunciation of a foreign place name. Which really isn't a spoiler. So I'm de-spoilerizing.

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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by OSXpert » Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:18 pm

alietr wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:
alietr wrote:
jjman920 wrote:
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This doesn't regard gameplay, but something very rare happened during Game 1 of the Teacher's Tournament Semis. I don't know when the last time something like it happened.
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More often than you think.
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I'm guessing somebody passed out. ?
I'm assuming the OP was referring to a very long stoppage in play because of the pronunciation of a foreign place name. Which really isn't a spoiler. So I'm de-spoilerizing.
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I think it may have had to do with who read Final Jeopardy

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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by alietr » Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:28 pm

OSXpert wrote:
alietr wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:
alietr wrote:
jjman920 wrote:
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This doesn't regard gameplay, but something very rare happened during Game 1 of the Teacher's Tournament Semis. I don't know when the last time something like it happened.
Spoiler
Show
More often than you think.
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I'm guessing somebody passed out. ?
I'm assuming the OP was referring to a very long stoppage in play because of the pronunciation of a foreign place name. Which really isn't a spoiler. So I'm de-spoilerizing.
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I think it may have had to do with who read Final Jeopardy
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Ah, yes. True. There was one of those in the Teachers Tournament as well.

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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by jjman920 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:42 am

OSXpert wrote:
alietr wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:
alietr wrote:
jjman920 wrote:
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This doesn't regard gameplay, but something very rare happened during Game 1 of the Teacher's Tournament Semis. I don't know when the last time something like it happened.
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Show
More often than you think.
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Show
I'm guessing somebody passed out. ?
I'm assuming the OP was referring to a very long stoppage in play because of the pronunciation of a foreign place name. Which really isn't a spoiler. So I'm de-spoilerizing.
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I think it may have had to do with who read Final Jeopardy
That's exactly what I'm referring to.
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I know they've had guests in studio to read clues, but I can't recall the last time they had someone come out to read Final Jeopardy in studio.

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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by jfrumkin » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:06 pm

kingskip wrote:I just found out here the Teen Tournament is not going to air until September 12-23, making it the first shows of the new season. That's unusual. They've never done this before. And my brother goes to school with this girl mentioned here.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/su ... l?d=mobile
I was at the taping of the finals yesterday. Insane that they have to hold it in for 5 months, especially for the end of the school year and over the summer.
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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by reddpen » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:06 pm

bpmod wrote:
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May I have one, please? (I upgraded you so you can PM. I'll PM you my details.

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I think the problem is even deeper than that.

There is overwhelming evidence in that post that it was not made by alietr at all, but by dhkendall.

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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by bpmod » Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:46 pm

reddpen wrote:To quote the liner notes on Little Feat's Feats Don't Fail Me Now: "Please excuse the lack of a closing parenthesis."
I don't have that album (yet). What is the context of that?

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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:45 pm

bpmod wrote:
reddpen wrote:To quote the liner notes on Little Feat's Feats Don't Fail Me Now: "Please excuse the lack of a closing parenthesis."
I don't have that album (yet. What is the context of that?

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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by dhkendall » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:34 pm

reddpen wrote: To quote the liner notes on Little Feat's Feats Don't Fail Me Now: "Please excuse the lack of a closing parenthesis."
Somehow, I must have a copy for my collection.
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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by bpmod » Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:53 am

I should have known better.

No, wait! That's the Beatles.

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by Vermonter » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:38 pm

jfrumkin wrote:
kingskip wrote:I just found out here the Teen Tournament is not going to air until September 12-23, making it the first shows of the new season. That's unusual. They've never done this before. And my brother goes to school with this girl mentioned here.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/su ... l?d=mobile
I was at the taping of the finals yesterday. Insane that they have to hold it in for 5 months, especially for the end of the school year and over the summer.
Also strange that their introductions will all be out of date. "Now a freshman at Harvard University…" ??

I guess my TOC's record is broken – we taped April 29-30, 2004, and started airing September 20.
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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by reddpen » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:57 pm

bpmod wrote:
reddpen wrote:To quote the liner notes on Little Feat's Feats Don't Fail Me Now: "Please excuse the lack of a closing parenthesis."
I don't have that album (yet). What is the context of that?

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The late Lowell George wrote the liner notes on the back of the album, which were quite extensive, may have all been lowercase, and perhaps rambled a bit, and at one point he opened a parenthesis but never closed it, so at the end he wrote the above. His affliction was not nearly so advanced as dhk's... or at least that's (the proclivity of dhk posts to have an odd number of parentheses) what I assume you were referring to in the above. If not, never mind. Props to BDM for the assist.
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Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

Post by bpmod » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:33 pm

reddpen wrote:
bpmod wrote:
reddpen wrote:To quote the liner notes on Little Feat's Feats Don't Fail Me Now: "Please excuse the lack of a closing parenthesis."
I don't have that album (yet). What is the context of that?

Brian
The late Lowell George wrote the liner notes on the back of the album, which were quite extensive, may have all been lowercase, and perhaps rambled a bit, and at one point he opened a parenthesis but never closed it, so at the end he wrote the above. His affliction was not nearly so advanced as dhk's... or at least that's (the proclivity of dhk posts to have an odd number of parentheses) what I assume you were referring to in the above. If not, never mind. Props to BDM for the assist.
Thanks for the info. Very interesting. And, yes, your assumption as to my reference is correct.

And, yes, I thought Matty added quite a nice touch there.

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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