$0 FJ Wager Poll

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What do you write down for your FJ question when you had a $0 wager?

The correct question. It's a pride thing.
56
63%
A personal message.
5
6%
A joke response.
21
24%
Other (though I'm not sure what).
7
8%
 
Total votes: 89

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Re: $0 FJ Wager Poll

Post by mujason » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:53 pm

I remember this game http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=651 in which James Quintong had a lock game with only $4200 going into Final. And yes, this was with the doubled money values.
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Re: $0 FJ Wager Poll

Post by seaborgium » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:13 pm

mujason wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:53 pm
I remember this game http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=651 in which James Quintong had a lock game with only $4200 going into Final. And yes, this was with the doubled money values.
There was a late pre-doubled game where the winner had a lock with $2,000. For a long time, that game had no dynamics chart at the bottom of its archive, because it was so low-scoring it broke the software.

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Re: $0 FJ Wager Poll

Post by twelvefootboy » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:28 am

seaborgium wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:13 pm
mujason wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:53 pm
I remember this game http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=651 in which James Quintong had a lock game with only $4200 going into Final. And yes, this was with the doubled money values.
There was a late pre-doubled game where the winner had a lock with $2,000. For a long time, that game had no dynamics chart at the bottom of its archive, because it was so low-scoring it broke the software.

The $2800 gross (eq. $5600) is like an episode of Celebrity Jeopardy:). 18 wrong answers! Funny! (now at least).
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Re: $0 FJ Wager Poll

Post by GoodStrategy » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:07 am

Here's a game where someone had $1 going into FJ! after missing a DD (and gave a funny response!).

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Re: $0 FJ Wager Poll

Post by twelvefootboy » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:47 am

GoodStrategy wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:07 am
Here's a game where someone had $1 going into FJ! after missing a DD (and gave a funny response!).
Funny stuff. Makes me wonder how many viewers or even boardies get the reference to the Superman imp, Mxyzptlk. Alex obviously didn't. I had forgotten all about that plot trope. That comic jumped the shark a few hundred times - the super monkey has to be the worst. I love Bizarro, however.

Kudos to Jared for wasting that buck!
FJ for convenience
SpoilerShow
Category: Americana
The original one of these on Mass.'s Little Brewster Island was built in 1716; automation didn't come until 1998
reveal:
SpoilerShow
(Alex Trebek: [Revealing Jared's response] What is... Kee-bert Xela, which is "Alex Trebek" backwards.)
(Jared: I heard that sends you back to another dimension.)
[Audience laughter]
(Alex Trebek: Sends me back where?)
(Jared: Another dimension.)
(Alex Trebek: To another dimension, yes, I will go back to another dimension as soon as we deal with the other players.)
...
(Alex Trebek: Alex will get to relax for the weekend while I go to that other dimension. So long.)
Jared What is KEBERT XELA
$1
Angel What is a lighthouse?
$8,000
Alex What is a lighthouse?
$7,000
a lighthouse
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Re: $0 FJ Wager Poll

Post by Vintsanity » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:48 am

I actually think about this scenario a lot. It's kind of my dream to have a runaway and bet nothing. If I made a $0 wager but knew the correct response, I would try to make a joke that was an allusion to the correct response. For example, I knew the Texas Rangers FJ a few weeks ago, but had I been on the show and wagered $0, I would have made a Chuck Norris joke. Whenever I get the Final within 10 seconds, I always try to think of what joke I would make.

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Re: $0 FJ Wager Poll

Post by teapot37 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:09 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:47 am
GoodStrategy wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:07 am
Here's a game where someone had $1 going into FJ! after missing a DD (and gave a funny response!).
Funny stuff. Makes me wonder how many viewers or even boardies get the reference to the Superman imp, Mxyzptlk. Alex obviously didn't. I had forgotten all about that plot trope. That comic jumped the shark a few hundred times - the super monkey has to be the worst. I love Bizarro, however.

Kudos to Jared for wasting that buck!
FJ for convenience
SpoilerShow
Category: Americana
The original one of these on Mass.'s Little Brewster Island was built in 1716; automation didn't come until 1998
reveal:
SpoilerShow
(Alex Trebek: [Revealing Jared's response] What is... Kee-bert Xela, which is "Alex Trebek" backwards.)
(Jared: I heard that sends you back to another dimension.)
[Audience laughter]
(Alex Trebek: Sends me back where?)
(Jared: Another dimension.)
(Alex Trebek: To another dimension, yes, I will go back to another dimension as soon as we deal with the other players.)
...
(Alex Trebek: Alex will get to relax for the weekend while I go to that other dimension. So long.)
Jared What is KEBERT XELA
$1
Angel What is a lighthouse?
$8,000
Alex What is a lighthouse?
$7,000
a lighthouse
To be more specific, it was a reference to an episode of Family Guy that riffed off of Mr. Mxyzptlk.

Not many people can say they've lost four times on Jeopardy!.

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