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Re: Thursday, April 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Category 13 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:51 pm

DBear wrote: But how did two contestants come up with Madonna? She doesn't do workout videos and was still unknown in 1982. :?:
Not that being a workout video was part of the clue.

I had Fonda in under ten seconds.
Trying to think of a few plausable incorrect responses, and I can only come up with Olivia Newton-John (Billboard ranked the song Physical as the #1 single of 1982 (since the chart year for 1982 actually began in November 1981).)
or Kim Carnes, whos monster hit Bette Davis Eyes was a year too early for the clue.

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:24 pm

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FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: papaya, bell pepper, Bob Woodward, porcupine

If James makes an extremely long run, this will be one of those "what might have been" games.

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Post by goongas » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:35 pm

I thought of Madonna and Susanne Sommers before thinking of Jane Fonda just before time ended. I am five years older than James.

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Post by seaborgium » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:42 pm

I initially thought Madonna, but somehow I ditched my "video" = music video assumption. I couldn't think of a 1982 porn actress, and made my way to exercise videos; after a brief detour back into music videos with Olivia Newton-John, I recalled my parents' friend's Jane Fonda videos at her house. (And for the demographic detail, I was not born yet in 1982.)

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Post by Robert K S » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:46 pm

Count me in the "started with Madonna but switched to Jane Fonda in time" club.

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Post by twelvefootboy » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:54 pm

What a pro performance!
I wonder if they gave the newbies extra buzzer practice to try to level the playing field? James handled the demotion of his buzzer prowess well.

Great game by Stephanie and Lewis - ironically a weaker co-challenger might have given Lewis the upset with his sole get. James did not squander his position.

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Post by jeff6286 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:55 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:20 pm
chmmr wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:48 pm
Does anyone know where I can find a list of people in the Video Hall of Fame online?
as of 2013 she was the only non engineer to be inducted into the video hall of fame...so the list won't have any notables other than her i imagine
This seems very hard to find, my google-fu has yet to find an official hall of fame website or list of inductees. A great many of the references to it are in relation to Jane Fonda, as she mentions her induction in her book, it was making me wonder at first if she made the whole thing up and Jeopardy! bought it. However I did eventually find some other inductees and links to news articles about several of the ceremonies, one as recently as 2017, linked below. Some of the more notable names I came across as inductees were Steven Spielberg and Netflix founder Reed Hastings.

https://www.varietysocal.org/press-rele ... nnovators/

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Post by morbeedo » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:16 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:16 pm
the old dude cost himself the game by going to a top box to lead off the 2nd round rather than searching for a daily double to keep it away from the champion
Both challengers played well but were asleep at the wheel when it really mattered!

I got papaya and bell pepper and Escaped Bengal Tiger, but man, those categories should not have been tackled from the bottom up.

Also: how come Alex explains Bob's Burger category but not emergency declaration?

Also: the $2000 box is not where'd I start looking for a DD

'The Experts' is a new entry for me. Bruegel, on the other hand :)

Based on tonight, I don't see James getting to 74 games

FJ: Madonna, but figured I was missing something there. Anyway, not the worst guess, her debut album came out in 1983. I kept thinking the Sex book, but it wasn't jiving with the clue and I gave up. I'm going to start pausing FJ when I'm not sure I have it to see if I can't get better at solving these
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Post by MTGcollegestudent » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:16 pm

Once again, we get another close game for our high-flying champion James in the first round. Yesterday, an $800 lead, and now a $400 lead heading into Double Jeopardy. First, a DD miss from James, now we see an FJ! miss from James. What's next for this guy?

But man, did this turn much more dangerous for James to be dangling from. Had he not uncovered the 2nd DD, Lewis for sure would have had him. But this shows that, sometimes, even the best of champions have an off-day when they repeat as champ. He came into this averaging almost $60,000 per game, and now because of this, he averages $54,313.

Lewis had no incorrect answers AND got FJ! right and still couldn't win. It's amazing how this season's gotten through, with so many weird twists and turns, and a lot of "What if" moments that could have been questioned. And still, we're being treated to an impressive player like James. Much like Matt Jackson, it's like he's living the moment, he's given the chance to be on the show, and making the most of it.

I'm interested to see if James can make a big swing of things in season 35. It's just a matter if he can keep his composure and stay focused...because he sort of found out the hard way of what it's like to win ugly.
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Post by Jasper » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:17 pm

The reference to viruses as organisms in one of tonight's categories was incorrect. Viruses possess some characteristics of living organisms but lack others. More properly, they are obligate intracellular parasites.

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Post by morbeedo » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:35 pm

one more thing: hate the happy birthday shtick (yeah, hate). when's scarlet's birthday? today? tape day? who cares?! :P

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Post by Le Master » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:46 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:35 pm
one more thing: hate the happy birthday shtick (yeah, hate). when's scarlet's birthday? today? tape day? who cares?! :P
I believe he attempts to wager an amount that can be interpreted as the date of the birthday.
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He messed up Scarlett's birthday today and tried it again in tomorrow's episode.

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Post by Volante » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:55 pm

alietr wrote:
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The two younger contestants got it wrong. The older contestant (and this older person) got it right. I sense a correlation.
Not much older than James here and I got it, though I did initially think Madonna before quickly realizing, "No, music videos don't sell like that. At all."

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Post by harrumph » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:58 pm

For FJ I first thought Michael Jackson for the Thriller video but then there was the "she" part of the clue.

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Post by davey » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:34 am

morbeedo wrote:
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...Also: how come Alex explains Bob's Burger category but not emergency declaration?...
I imagine the Bob's Burger category was a promotion, while Emergency Declaration was easily understood if they started at the top...
HBO had an excellent Jane Fonda doc on last year that would have helped anybody get this FJ, whether of an advanced age or not...

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Post by Category 13 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:21 am

morbeeto wrote:one more thing: hate the happy birthday shtick (yeah, hate). when's scarlet's birthday? today? tape day? who cares?
MarkBarrett wrote: In the FJ! round he might want to spend more time on the clue and less on the shout out even in a runaway. Things can pop into your head 25 seconds into the clue at full concentration.
Agree, he is waisting mental effort on this, also with the date specific amounts when he has to make a DD wager under a time constraint.
A savvy opponant should counter him by wagering a random amount ending in two odd number digits, like 37, on the first DD they hit. If it's early in the J round, wager the max minus $21. This would throw a monkey wrench into James' cute FJ wagering if the game is not a runnaway. Better yet, not a crush. You never know, it could force a critical math error in those situations too.
It might also be enough of a distraction to make him forget the category after the clue is given, if he spends too much time nickel dickin' with his wager.

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Post by yclept » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:28 am

I believe there was a Ken Jennings game fairly early in his run where if one of the challengers was able to get FJ right, Ken would have lost. Just an example of how close the margins can be - James was one failed DD find away from a potential loss and may have actually lost if this was a 2-player game with a third wheel rather than three strong players.

Stephanie obviously needed to go all-in on that DD. She wagered strongly if it was an average game - but against James, you have to throw whatever strategy you may have had when you received the call out the window. You aren’t beating James without playing the game his way (unless he missed on a big DD!) Still, both challengers had the skill and speed to be multi-day champs themselves.

When you are off your game a tad and have $30K sitting in front of you entering final, life is good.

The set of contestants hoping this streak goes for a LOT longer are the 4-day champs on the TOC bubble.

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Post by CasketRomance » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:50 am

morbeedo wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:35 pm
one more thing: hate the happy birthday shtick (yeah, hate). when's scarlet's birthday? today? tape day? who cares?! :P
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i agree...is stupid

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Re: Thursday, April 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:53 am

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Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:21 am
morbeeto wrote:one more thing: hate the happy birthday shtick (yeah, hate). when's scarlet's birthday? today? tape day? who cares?
MarkBarrett wrote: In the FJ! round he might want to spend more time on the clue and less on the shout out even in a runaway. Things can pop into your head 25 seconds into the clue at full concentration.
Agree, he is waisting mental effort on this, also with the date specific amounts when he has to make a DD wager under a time constraint.
A savvy opponant should counter him by wagering a random amount ending in two odd number digits, like 37, on the first DD they hit. If it's early in the J round, wager the max minus $21. This would throw a monkey wrench into James' cute FJ wagering if the game is not a runnaway. Better yet, not a crush. You never know, it could force a critical math error in those situations too.
It might also be enough of a distraction to make him forget the category after the clue is given, if he spends too much time nickel dickin' with his wager.
would love to see it, but i doubt it...most jeopardy people love their even number wagers...personally...i hate even numbers...when i play poker online i always make the amount an odd number...it annoys people...which is what an odd number wager on jeopardy might do kind of like you said

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Re: Thursday, April 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by morbeedo » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:18 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:19 am
My apologies to Lewis for not giving him any chance in the April spoiler thread when going off his waving picture had me dismiss him.
100% with you on this :|

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