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Thursday, April 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:16 pm

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Re: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:16 pm

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Post by theFJguy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:23 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ACTRESSES

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Forbes says Jennifer Lawrence was the highest-paid actress in 2016; this alliterative woman was second

Emmett Robinson: 17500-11301=6199
Nilanka Seneviratne: 14400-6799=7601 (New Champ)
Joanne Huether: 3800-2500=1300

Correct response:
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Melissa McCarthy (Emmett – [S followed by scribbling]) (Nilanka – Amy Adams) (Joanne – Who is)

Daily Doubles
Emmett: 2200+2200
Joanne: 3400+2000
Emmett: 11000+2500

Coryats
Emmett: 15000
Nilanka: 14400
Joanne: 2600

Combined: 32,000

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Re: Thursday, April 20 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:24 pm

That is the kind of FJ! clue that is advantage to the second place player especially with third place well back.

Emmett’s two DD hits plus the Alien off Aliens rebound set him up for the lead entering the FJ! round. Not a good place to be today.

I tried different categories to work out a guess. For money-making actresses I had Julia Roberts & ScarJo. For recent Oscar winners I had Emma Stone and Brie Larson. For alliterative Amy Adams was the only guess I could work out to write. For running through the alphabet either A to Z or in reverse it would have taken some time to get to the middle.

The path of thinking of the remake of Ghostbusters or Bridesmaids just to recall a group of working women in one shot was not happening.

Would it have been the crime of the century for the clue to hint at her comedic background, TV stardom, or something else to spice it up?

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Re: Thursday, April 20 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:41 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:24 pm
Would it have been the crime of the century for the clue to hint at her comedic background, TV stardom, or something else to spice it up?
Agreed. "Alliterative funnywoman" doesn't give it away too hard, I don't think. And I think another clue is called for, especially with Amy Adams as a very tempting wrong guess.

Going to TV as a clue wouldn't have helped me. I hit on Kaley Kuoco (misspelled), and would have stayed there on a TV hint.

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Re: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by badgerfellow » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:48 pm

Went with Amy Adams in studio. Found irony when the correct answer was revealed, and I had just finished the Sony tour with plenty of Ghostbusters memorabilia and images everywhere on the lot.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:28 pm

I feel a lot less tired. Took advantage of my two days off.

That Bible category was really tough. DD was at best a coinflip on Ruth/Esther, because who's to say they don't throw in Judith or one of the other female-titled apocrypha?

Florence + the Machine (NHOI) = Dog Days Are Over was my only miss in Rock.

NHO "flagrant" so I was 4/5 in Differ by 1 Letter.

So that's where Bohemia is.

Ran Logos.

Ebony is a wood?!?!

NHO any of those books.

WLT Star Trek, opium, or butterfly at $400?

Who the hell is Melissa McCarthy?
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Post by OSXpert » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:30 pm

I couldn't come up with anything for Final. Lindsay Lohan popped into my head but that was obviously very wrong.
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:28 pm
Who the hell is Melissa McCarthy?
The White House Press Secretary

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Re: Thursday, April 20 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:35 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:41 pm
Agreed. "Alliterative funnywoman" doesn't give it away too hard, I don't think. And I think another clue is called for, especially with Amy Adams as a very tempting wrong guess.
That was my guess, too (She's #7 on the list). If you had told me it was Melissa McCarthy, I still probably would have ignored it and went with Amy Adams.

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Re: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by doihavetoreally » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:04 pm

No clue on FJ. Went with Amy Adams.
Surprised that MBarrett didn't catch the hint. In the game Alex made the comment "whatcha gonna do", I guess that is the hint for Ghostbusters remake. If you get this far, you will probably get the right answer.
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Re: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:05 pm

doihavetoreally wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:04 pm
In the game Alex made the comment "whatcha gonna do", I guess that is the hint for Ghostbusters remake.
What does that have to do with Ghostbusters?

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Re: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:14 pm

econgator wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:05 pm
doihavetoreally wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:04 pm
In the game Alex made the comment "whatcha gonna do", I guess that is the hint for Ghostbusters remake.
What does that have to do with Ghostbusters?
Whatcha gonna do? to Who you gonna call? Not enough to click for me.

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Re: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by doihavetoreally » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:19 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:14 pm
econgator wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:05 pm
doihavetoreally wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:04 pm
In the game Alex made the comment "whatcha gonna do", I guess that is the hint for Ghostbusters remake.
What does that have to do with Ghostbusters?
Whatcha gonna do? to Who you gonna call? Not enough to click for me.
I don't do well on Pop culture. So I have to check here to see if it is a easy clue. Looks not so far.
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Re: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bob78164 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:22 pm

This game is a win for the Intermediate Form of Shore's Conjecture. The second-place player bet "small." --Bob

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Re: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by doihavetoreally » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:25 pm

econgator wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:05 pm
doihavetoreally wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:04 pm
In the game Alex made the comment "whatcha gonna do", I guess that is the hint for Ghostbusters remake.
What does that have to do with Ghostbusters?
I played FJ off website. So when I watched the game, I guess I was influenced by knowing FJ. It felt like Alex was hinting at Ghostbusters. Yeah..Not working well.
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Re: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by DBear » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:28 pm

Came up with Melissa McCarthy at around the 27-second mark. No way I could've written it down in time :x

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Re: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by immaf » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:32 pm

I was proud of myself for thinking of Amy Adams. Ooops.
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Re: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mungar » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:39 pm

Chalk up another one for Amy Adams; thought for sure I was right.

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Re: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by 9021amyers » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:46 pm

I was expecting a pedantic user to have already said something along the lines of, "it obviously wasn't going to be Amy Adams, because alliteration doesn't count with vowel sounds."

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Re: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by AFRET CMS » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:02 pm

immaf wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:32 pm
I was proud of myself for thinking of Amy Adams. Ooops.
I would have been, too. Total brain freeze on both Amy Adams and Melissa McCarthy. The only alliterative actress name I could think of was Susan Sarandon, while knowing it was incorrect.
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