I dreamed last night I was watching the ToC

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I dreamed last night I was watching the ToC

Post by jeopardyfan939 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:34 am

Last night I had a dream I was watching one of the quarterfinal games of the ToC, and James won it but with $16,000, lower than any of his regular season games. And I guessed that he played much more conservatively, not going for the bottom of the board first or implementing the Forrest bounce. The second-place contestant finished with $11,000. And then I saw another quarterfinal game with Emma but I don't remember much, except that I was hoping she wouldn't beat James in the semifinals if she won her quarterfinal.

Another weird thing in my dream is that James changed professions, that he had a different one in Reno, Nevada rather than being a sports gambler in Las Vegas. Just like when Ken Jennings won 74 games, he was a software engineer in Salt Lake City, but is now a writer living in Seattle.

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Re: I dreamed last night I was watching the ToC

Post by CasualJeopardyFan19 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:50 am

Though I highly doubt James will have only $16K if he wins, I could definitely see him changing up his strategy a bit for the TOC now that his famous one has been exposed to the world. It would definitely be quite funny/interesting to see him throw a curveball at his opponents who thought they had came well prepared to face him!

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Re: I dreamed last night I was watching the ToC

Post by jeopardyfan939 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:31 pm

CasualJeopardyFan19 wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:50 am
Though I highly doubt James will have only $16K if he wins, I could definitely see him changing up his strategy a bit for the TOC now that his famous one has been exposed to the world. It would definitely be quite funny/interesting to see him throw a curveball at his opponents who thought they had came well prepared to face him!
I've seen Chuck Forrest's interview for the Battle of the Decades, and he mentioned not implementing his strategy in tournament play, even though he won the ToC in 1986. So don't be surprised if James doesn't implement his version of the Forrest bounce, but at the same time it won't be a surprise if he beats his opponents with the buzzer even if he implements a more conservative strategy. However, I'd anticipate him still betting aggressively on Daily Doubles, especially in the two-day finals (much like what Roger Craig did in the 2011 ToC).

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Re: I dreamed last night I was watching the ToC

Post by CasualJeopardyFan19 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:12 pm

jeopardyfan939 wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:31 pm
CasualJeopardyFan19 wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:50 am
Though I highly doubt James will have only $16K if he wins, I could definitely see him changing up his strategy a bit for the TOC now that his famous one has been exposed to the world. It would definitely be quite funny/interesting to see him throw a curveball at his opponents who thought they had came well prepared to face him!
I've seen Chuck Forrest's interview for the Battle of the Decades, and he mentioned not implementing his strategy in tournament play, even though he won the ToC in 1986. So don't be surprised if James doesn't implement his version of the Forrest bounce, but at the same time it won't be a surprise if he beats his opponents with the buzzer even if he implements a more conservative strategy. However, I'd anticipate him still betting aggressively on Daily Doubles, especially in the two-day finals (much like what Roger Craig did in the 2011 ToC).
I will most certainly not be surprised if he beats his opponents at the buzzer again. I'm certainly anticipating that he'll still be betting huge on DD's, but I could certainly see him trying a new "Forrest Bounce" strat to throw off his opponents who had otherwise felt they had come well prepared to take on the king.

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Re: I dreamed last night I was watching the ToC

Post by jeopardyfan939 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:21 pm


I will most certainly not be surprised if he beats his opponents at the buzzer again. I'm certainly anticipating that he'll still be betting huge on DD's, but I could certainly see him trying a new "Forrest Bounce" strat to throw off his opponents who had otherwise felt they had come well prepared to take on the king.
I definitely won't be surprised if his opponents (including Emma Boettcher) watched his episodes when they aired, considering they were taped months before, and only the first two aired when tapings for Season 35 wrapped up.

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Re: I dreamed last night I was watching the ToC

Post by CasualJeopardyFan19 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:34 pm

jeopardyfan939 wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:21 pm

I will most certainly not be surprised if he beats his opponents at the buzzer again. I'm certainly anticipating that he'll still be betting huge on DD's, but I could certainly see him trying a new "Forrest Bounce" strat to throw off his opponents who had otherwise felt they had come well prepared to take on the king.
I definitely won't be surprised if his opponents (including Emma Boettcher) watched his episodes when they aired, considering they were taped months before, and only the first two aired when tapings for Season 35 wrapped up.
They all most certainly did. It won't matter however if James mixes up strategy though. Ultimately we'll just have to wait and see what happens (after all, lest we forget, Julia Collins, Matt Jackson and Austin Rogers also all lost their TOC's) .

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Re: I dreamed last night I was watching the ToC

Post by jeopardyfan939 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:59 pm

I hope James will at least be a finalist, but it would be awesome if he won the whole thing.

And when does the ToC start taping?

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Post by CasualJeopardyFan19 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:47 pm

I believe I saw Anneke Garcia post on Reddit saying that it will be filmed in September. Though I'm not sure if I can find that thread now.

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Re: I dreamed last night I was watching the ToC

Post by CasketRomance » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:08 am

i had a dream last night that had kim mulkey and the baylor women's basketball team...very odd

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Re: I dreamed last night I was watching the ToC

Post by Yak_Forger » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:33 am

We'll see if your dream was premonitorious or not! If you're optimistic, it may be time to place a bet on him... Or on his opponent if you're not :lol:

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Re: I dreamed last night I was watching the ToC

Post by PlayerWM86 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:49 am

I do have game show dreams nowadays...

Most of them involved The Price Is Right and the Showcase results and Drew telling nervous contestants they actually won, as well as Wheel of Fortune in their Television City days (1989-95), but I do remember one J! dream I had in summer 2004 that suggested someone beat Ken Jennings very early before he could reach the $2-million mark in total winnings.

Most of them also involved Remote Control (1987-90) and different ways on that show to go "Off the Air" either at random moments or a player's in last place when the siren sounds. I even remember one that took place in a school auditorium of an elementary school that I used to attend (that also doubled as a gymnasium; on an unrelated note, that school switched from traditional to year-round) where one person on the stage was sent flying backwards in their chair through the auditorium's curtain and their scoreboard on their podium -- in the same style as the middle lectern used on the show -- turned off.

On the other hand, J!-related, I did have two JEP!-related dreams earlier than 2004 where two child/teenage contestants -- a male and a female -- the female was dragged off stage by what appeared to be security guards, while the male was sucked upwards through a tube and sent back to a random seat in the audience and immediately eliminated/disqualified when they gave three incorrect responses instead of the "sent behind the wall, still in their chair the same way they came out at the start of the show" on the third "In Jeopardy!" light flashing on their podium.

That was probably because I couldn't clearly process one of Jay Lewis' sound effect descriptions in the JEP! section of his Game Show Sound Effects site when I was younger, when the description read, "If a player gets 3 wrong answers, this sound "closes" the door to keep them out of one question" -- and my mind thought they were out of the game for good if they gave three incorrect responses. I later watched some JEP! episodes on YouTube, and learned that NOBODY got eliminated -- even if they ended the Hyper JEP! round with zero or negative points.

I do, however, remember very few Press Your Luck dreams, as those featured completely different Whammy animations that didn't make any sense.
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Re: I dreamed last night I was watching the ToC

Post by Yak_Forger » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:23 am

Even if it's just for an April Fools joke, it'd be great to see an episode of the game going like this, with random events happening during the episode, although that would need some good technology and talented stunt actors.

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Re: I dreamed last night I was watching the ToC

Post by opusthepenguin » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:06 pm

Yak_Forger wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:23 am
Even if it's just for an April Fools joke, it'd be great to see an episode of the game going like this, with random events happening during the episode, although that would need some good technology and talented stunt actors.
Ooohh yeah. I'd especially like to see The Lever. You know, when there's a TS on some clue that EVERYONE should know, Alex pulls The Lever and trap doors open beneath all three contestants. Then new players are brought in and the game continues.

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Re: I dreamed last night I was watching the ToC

Post by Yak_Forger » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:21 am

Not to mention that this would be actually be pretty simple to implement, with stunt actors (or volunteers who signed documents about them agreeing!) as the players, and the room under the trap doors would be lined with thick blankets and pillows; I mean, it's way less dangerous than all of these Japanese-inspired games where people have to jump from one platform to another over water, or when they have to go from point A to point B on a wet surface with automated foam bats trying to punt them out of the path.

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