Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This is where all of the games are discussed.

Moderators: alietr, econgator, dhkendall, trainman

Archivists
Fan-created archive of games and players
Posts: 3100
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:04 pm
Contact:

Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:11 pm

J! Round

Archivists
Fan-created archive of games and players
Posts: 3100
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:04 pm
Contact:

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:11 pm

DJ! Round

theFJguy
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 569
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:21 pm

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by theFJguy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:17 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE THEATER

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1915 this play opened for the last time on Broadway, ironically at the Booth Theatre

Gilbert Collins: 9600+5201=14801 (4x = $51,400)
Steve Garbacz: 2200-2200=0
Tyler Miksanek: 7400-2201=5199

Correct response:
SpoilerShow
Our American Cousin (Steve – What was?) (Tyler – My American Cousin)

Daily Doubles
Gilbert: 5800+3000
Tyler: 1600-1000
Steve: 5400-1600

Coryats
Gilbert: 7200
Steve: 3800
Tyler: 8400

Combined: 19,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:
Gilbert: 9600
Steve: 2600
Tyler: 400

User avatar
MarkBarrett
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 7407
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:37 am
Location: San Francisco

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:18 pm

Nice work by young Sheldon in the SCIENCE category. The players did not save the category until the end so that allowed the J! round to end early. Of course the unfinished category just had to be the fun one with the albums.

The show advertised a "We Asked Iain Armitage", but I did not find it on the site yet.

The J! site also has extra about the WRITERS’ GO-TOs category: https://www.jeopardy.com/jbuzz/features ... ers-go-tos

Gilbert had 9600 at the end of the J! round. Great. Gilbert had 9600 going into the FJ! round. Not so great.

The players must not be big on crossword puzzles as “It’s a small whirlpool” in 4-LETTER WORDS should not go TS.

Gilbert was 2/2 on the big clues he played while his opponents were both 0/2. That is the way to get a 4th win even in a very poor showing game with a 19400 combined Coryat. Not that I am the best to speak based on the way I played, but the rules are the same with a penalty for incorrect guesses. More discipline, contestants.

The FJ! clue seemed to be pointing to naming the play when Lincoln was shot. That’s a trivia staple I can handle to get the week off to a good start. Tyler had 66% of his response right and his overall miss changed nothing for the final result to ease the ouch factor.

Bob78164
Jeopardy! Champion
Posts: 271
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:52 pm

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bob78164 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:38 pm

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

squarekara
LEGO my Ego
Posts: 258
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:49 am
Location: Land o' Lincoln

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by squarekara » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:25 pm

In abridged form, the FJ play in question used to be a staple of the late, lamented Birdcage Theatre at Knott's Berry Farm. The staging included a
SpoilerShow
backlit silhouette of Lincoln as part of the proscenium.
At a particular point in the show, the players would stop the action, a historic event would be noted with solemnity, and
SpoilerShow
the silhouette would be removed before the action resumed.

User avatar
StevenH
Not J! Contestant Material
Posts: 2002
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:24 pm
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:31 pm

At first I thought there had been a recent FJ with that correct response...then I remembered that it was a less obvious LL question that I missed. That made me more confident that the obvious answer was the correct one.

User avatar
TenPoundHammer
Oahu? Wahoo!
Posts: 6282
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:59 pm
Location: Michigan
Contact:

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:28 pm

I HATE YOUNG SHELDON I HATE YOUNG SHELDON I HATE YOUNG SHELDON AND BIG BANG THEORY SUCKS TOO.

I said "Clip" on 4 Letters for $200. Judges? I got the rest of the clues in that category.

Why is it that I completely derp up the Caribbean every time? No matter how often I look at a map of it, I completely forget where it even is, never mind what islands are in it.

Total brain fart on "oro". I guess seeing the unfamiliar word "huba" threw me off course.

We probably could've finished the J! round had Alex not eaten up so much time with that joke about retiring...

Double Letters was tough. I got only the top box, and NHO the bottom 3.

All but the DD on Snopes in the Sources category.

No guess on FJ!

Lach Trash: eddy, Lanolin. I knew the latter because of US Acres.
Ten Pound Hammer

This space for rent

User avatar
OSXpert
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 876
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:29 pm

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OSXpert » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:33 pm

I got this thanks to remembering to remember this chestnut after a recent Learned League question, although I almost called it "Our American Cousins" - I changed it to singular at the last moment.

The La La Land -> Moonlight fiasco seems like so long ago - I didn't catch what they were getting at until too late. "Casablanca" was an easy pick up though.

User avatar
goatman
Man Who Stares At Goats!
Posts: 1426
Joined: Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:43 pm
Location: Calvert, Maryland

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by goatman » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:00 pm

I EXPECTED A TRIPLE GET. How disappointing.
The corridors of my mind are plastered with 3M Post-It notes!

User avatar
threearruda
Valued Contributor
Posts: 90
Joined: Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:02 pm

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by threearruda » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:08 pm

I thought Iain did a great job with the Science category; I haven't seen any of Young Sheldon.

I put the Lincoln's play trivia chestnut to memory at some point down the line .. no problem with this final, which is nice as I only got 1/5 last week.

'Grats to Gilbert on win #4, I'm pulling for #5 tomorrow! Noticed something interesting on the J! site this morning as the ToC chart has been updated with all the 3x champs since Austin's streak. Helpful for Gilbert as he jumps to #2, but just thought that was interesting.

Peter the accountant
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 261
Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:13 am

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Peter the accountant » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:30 pm

R: 26, W:2, costing 1200
Coryat: 19,400 (interestingly, matching the players, although we took very different paths to get there)
FJ: :?:
LT: lanolin, sawgrass
DD: 1/3

My J! round was one of my better ones. Ran "time", 4/5 in "science" and "4 letter words". It helped that the players weren't interested in the albums, as I was unlikely to get any of those.

DJ!, on the other hand, was a bit of a disaster. Books? None. Oscars? None. (Although I did figure out TOM in the 800 clue there, but couldn't come up with the name of the correct movie.) At least I kept my mouth shut and avoided bad guesses, with only one wrong reply in each of the rounds.

Let's talk FJ. Again, I figured out the TOM in the clue. I thought the play was An American Cousin, but I wasn't sure about the first word. Recalling lessons learned here, I left the initial article off, and went with American Cousin. Judges?

FJ wagering - Gilbert stuck to the script, covering a double by Tyler. Tyler's wager would have put him $1 ahead of Gilbert on a correct response, forcing Gilbert to also get it right. But a zero wager by the leader is pretty unlikely. He could have wagered up to 2999 without risking falling behind Steve, while still forcing Gilbert to get it right if Tyler were correct. I'm not sure his lower wager was a logical one.
--Peter

nlw44
Swimming in the Jeopardy! Pool
Posts: 851
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:30 pm
Location: Harwich, MA

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by nlw44 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:38 pm

Peter the accountant wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:30 pm


Let's talk FJ. Again, I figured out the TOM in the clue. I thought the play was An American Cousin, but I wasn't sure about the first word. Recalling lessons learned here, I left the initial article off, and went with American Cousin. Judges?
Not in a million years. "Our" is not an article. Your response would only work if the correct first word had been "The", "A", or "An".

I said in a previous game's thread that I tended to like Gilbert, but he and the others lost me when when they didn't get Casablanca. If you don't know that one, you don't deserve to win.
"And has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.

Lewis Carroll, "Jabberwocky"

User avatar
OntarioQuizzer
Lots and Lots of Interviews
Posts: 859
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:01 am

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:39 pm

Peter the accountant wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:30 pm
Let's talk FJ. Again, I figured out the TOM in the clue. I thought the play was An American Cousin, but I wasn't sure about the first word. Recalling lessons learned here, I left the initial article off, and went with American Cousin. Judges?

FJ wagering - Gilbert stuck to the script, covering a double by Tyler. Tyler's wager would have put him $1 ahead of Gilbert on a correct response, forcing Gilbert to also get it right. But a zero wager by the leader is pretty unlikely. He could have wagered up to 2999 without risking falling behind Steve, while still forcing Gilbert to get it right if Tyler were correct. I'm not sure his lower wager was a logical one.
Response = Hard no. "my" and "our" are adjectives, not articles. They cannot be dropped.

Wagering = There's absolutely nothing wrong with betting to take the lead by $1 when you're between 3/4 and 4/5 like Tyler was. It was perfectly logical. All 3 FJ bets tonight were excellent.
Andy Saunders
Moderator, #JeopardyLivePanel
Host, Complete The List
J! Archive Founding Archivist
Site Admin - The Jeopardy! Fan

User avatar
OntarioQuizzer
Lots and Lots of Interviews
Posts: 859
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:01 am

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:40 pm

nlw44 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:38 pm
I said in a previous game's thread that I tended to like Gilbert, but he and the others lost me when when they didn't get Casablanca. If you don't know that one, you don't deserve to win.
For me playing along at home, I CLAMmed. I thought "I know Claude Rains was in Casablanca but was he in other stuff too?" So, I'd say that getting mad at a contestant for staying CLAM is uncalled for.
Andy Saunders
Moderator, #JeopardyLivePanel
Host, Complete The List
J! Archive Founding Archivist
Site Admin - The Jeopardy! Fan

Bamaman
Also Receiving Votes
Posts: 8698
Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:39 pm

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:54 pm

Steve made the right bet as it gets him an extra $1,000 if he is the only one to get it right.

I was also surprised they went 1/3 on this one. Although Tyler was "right" in the sense a couple other players were recently. He knew what they were going for, he just didn't get the title right. An instaget here.

It is interesting that FJ was related to an assassination on the day we honor a man who was assassinated.

It looked like Gilbert was going to hit his stride today and run away with the game, but he dropped back to the pack by not clamming enough. I hope he can make the TOC tomorrow, but I suspect he'll be on Mark's bronze list.
Complete the List champion, Episode 12.

User avatar
LucarioSnooperVixey
Loyal Jeopardista
Posts: 104
Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:41 pm
Location: New Jersey

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:55 pm

37 R
DD: 1/3 (Victorian Era)
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Lanolin, Oranjestad, Hinton, Orlando, Lord Peter Whimsey, Paganini
Known in the real world as Douglas Squasoni.

nlw44
Swimming in the Jeopardy! Pool
Posts: 851
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:30 pm
Location: Harwich, MA

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by nlw44 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:20 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:40 pm
nlw44 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:38 pm
I said in a previous game's thread that I tended to like Gilbert, but he and the others lost me when when they didn't get Casablanca. If you don't know that one, you don't deserve to win.
For me playing along at home, I CLAMmed. I thought "I know Claude Rains was in Casablanca but was he in other stuff too?" So, I'd say that getting mad at a contestant for staying CLAM is uncalled for.
Really? Uncalled for? With all the stuff that is written on this board about contestants and their wagering and habits and responses?
"And has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.

Lewis Carroll, "Jabberwocky"

Peter the accountant
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 261
Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:13 am

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Peter the accountant » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:30 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:39 pm
Wagering = There's absolutely nothing wrong with betting to take the lead by $1 when you're between 3/4 and 4/5 like Tyler was. It was perfectly logical. All 3 FJ bets tonight were excellent.
I went back and reviewed my math. I see where I went wrong. Tried to shortcut a calculation and missed Tyler's minimum wager. Of course, that's what he chose. This was a more complicated wagering situation that I realized at first. A three-way tie at 4400 was possible. Tyler is the only one in a position to avoid that by going with the smaller wager he chose.
--Peter

sarisson
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 669
Joined: Wed May 06, 2015 8:39 pm
Location: New Jersey

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by sarisson » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:34 pm

While there have been some really tough boards recently, I found this easy. I came within 1 of tying the combined number of correct responses, and would've exceeded it for the first time if not for a few unnecessary clams.
The Young Sheldon category was one of my favorites from this season.
My American Cousin is a common mistake, just as "Play it again, Sam" is a common misquotation from a film that at least one of three contestants should be able to recognize given some fairly notable supporting cast members. :)
One-time swimmer

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Milpool, Yahoo [Bot] and 18 guests