Season 36 Changes & Predictions

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Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Post by jeopardyfan939 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:53 pm

One thing I forgot.

2020 is the next presidential election, so I suspect there is another Power Players Week. Suppose the 3-week UToC is held May 4-22, Power Players Week airs May 25-29; and both events are taped at DAR Constitution Hall.

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Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Post by alietr » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:12 pm

jeopardyfan939 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:53 pm
One thing I forgot.

2020 is the next presidential election, so I suspect there is another Power Players Week. Suppose the 3-week UToC is held May 4-22, Power Players Week airs May 25-29; and both events are taped at DAR Constitution Hall.
That would certainly make me ecstatic!

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Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Post by heppm01 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:14 pm

Any time a player hits a DD and says "I've always wanted to say this Alex..." a trap door opens under their feet.

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Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:20 pm

heppm01 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:14 pm
Any time a player hits a DD and says "I've always wanted to say this Alex..." a trap door opens under their feet.
Yes! Well... give it a second and see how they finish. I have several possibilities that I'm going to practice if I get the call:

I've always wanted to say this Alex... but I'm too chicken.
I've always wanted to say this Alex.... Let's bet $5.
I've always wanted to say this Alex.... Let's bet [state amount of $ I have rather than saying the phrase]
I've always wanted to say this Alex... but I'd be crazy to do it in this situation
I've always wanted to say this Alex.... Let's bet $3817.

Alternatively: I hoped it would never come to this Alex, but let's make this a true daily double.

There is so much fun to be had here yet contestants dish up the same old same old.

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Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Post by alietr » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:48 pm

I wonder if anyone has ever tried to bet more than the maximum allowed bet. I'm sure they'd edit it out, but I wonder if anyone has ever tried, whether accidentally or joking.

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Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Post by Robert K S » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:09 pm

I seem to recall Alex correcting a mistaken invalid bet. It might have been during a kids or celebrity week.

They edited out of my game Alex asking whether my "two" (for a next-clue call) meant "two hundred or two thousand". I was stupefied that Alex thought there could have been any ambiguity. He ought to have many years prior satisfied himself that $200 clues never appear in the same round as $2000 clues.

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Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Post by kprather895 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:54 am

alietr wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:48 pm
I wonder if anyone has ever tried to bet more than the maximum allowed bet. I'm sure they'd edit it out, but I wonder if anyone has ever tried, whether accidentally or joking.
Alex: "You trail James by a considerable margin."
Contestant: "I'll wager $56,000. I'm good for it, I swear."

I always said if I'm on Wheel, I wanna ask to buy a vowel when I have no money, then when corrected by Pat, pull out a credit card.

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Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Post by jeopardyfan939 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:09 am

I've always wanted to say this Alex... but I'm too chicken.
I've always wanted to say this Alex.... Let's bet $5.
I've always wanted to say this Alex.... Let's bet [state amount of $ I have rather than saying the phrase]
I've always wanted to say this Alex... but I'd be crazy to do it in this situation
I've always wanted to say this Alex.... Let's bet $3817.

Episode that aired September 13, 2007 - Alex I've always wanted to say this...I'd like to solve the puzzle.

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