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Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:45 am
by Archivists
J! Round

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:45 am
by Archivists
DJ! Round

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:05 am
by theFJguy
FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
19th CENTURY AMERICA

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Before its official opening on May 24, 1883 Emily Roebling became the first person to cross it in a carriage

Kris Prue: 7200+6200=13400
Diana Smith: 10600+3400=14000
Steve Moulds: 17400+3801=21201 (New Champ)

Correct response:
Spoiler
Brooklyn Bridge

Daily Doubles
Diana: 2600+1000
Diana: 10600-1200
Steve: 10000+3000

Coryats
Kris: 7200
Diana: 11600
Steve: 15600

Combined: 34,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Kris: 4800
Diana: 5000
Steve: 4400

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:05 am
by MarkBarrett
Famous person alert at break one:
Spoiler
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As an archivist I'm glad the JUST GIVE US THE CANDY! category was not images while as a viewer I wanted to see the yummy treats. Well, different adjective for yucky things at the $1000 clue.

In case it's up for discussion later:

HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS $200: A Celtic tradition of using hollowed-out turnips with candles inside led to these distinctive & larger Halloween gourds

Kris served up a rebound to Steve and I can already imagine Hammer ready to cry negbait on it.

Surprise stumper of the day was no one knowing the pen name for Charles Dodgson.

Before the FJ! round there was another ToC teaser and of course the theme was James and the 14 other players. Alex: If you're going to beat him, you had better bring your A game. James's QF opponents got a close-up of determination.

The FJ! clue was one where I got it first off the year and second off the name being familiar enough from prior usage:
Spoiler

#6932, aired 2014-11-04 BRIDGES $1000: In the 19th century this man designed both the Niagara & Brooklyn Bridges in New York
#6814, aired 2014-04-10 CAR"EER" OPPORTUNITIES $1200: Profession of Brooklyn Bridge designer John Roebling
#5988, aired 2010-09-29 ALLITERATION ALL AROUND $400: John Roebling designed this NYC landmark, but working on it cost him his life
#4581, aired 2004-07-05 BUILDING BRIDGES $2000: (Cheryl of the Clue Crew reports from the Brooklyn Bridge.) It's the last name of the father-&-son engineers who were instrumental in building the Brooklyn Bridge
#3714, aired 2000-10-26 JOHN BOY $200: Designed by John Roebling, when it opened in 1883, it was the world's longest suspension bridge & not for sale
#2788, aired 1996-10-16 ENGINEERS $1000: Washington Roebling was made chief engineer of this N.Y. bridge after his father John's death
#1215, aired 1989-12-08 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY $200: John Roebling designed this bridge across the East River, the oldest suspension bridge in NYC

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:32 am
by Hugo Z
Writers showing some mercy to everybody for the first episode of the week. After all, how many things could you "open" and then have a woman "cross it in a carriage" in 1883?

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:37 am
by Hugo Z
Game show royalty in the house!

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:38 am
by MarkBarrett
Hugo Z wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:37 am
Game show royalty in the house!
;)

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:20 pm
by Bigdogstalfos
Hugo Z wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:32 am
Writers showing some mercy to everybody for the first episode of the week. After all, how many things could you "open" and then have a woman "cross it in a carriage" in 1883?
Yeah. I felt pretty good about it while totally blowing past the Roebling clue. John and Washington Roebling being the architects is definitely a Thing That Comes Up and I assume Emily was John’s wife and Washington’s mom. Lots of paths to victory here.

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:07 pm
by MDCSWildcats86
Hugo Z wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:37 am
Game show royalty in the house!
And great to know he has no hard feelings for the legal problems J! had for DEBT, although the changes actually improved said game show.

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:23 pm
by Jeff-thecdboy
Hugo Z wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:37 am
Game show royalty in the house!
He was also in the audience in Dec. 1986 (before the audience was shown on-camera regularly, so whether or not you believe Alex's Final Jeopardy remark about it is up to you) as well:

http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3568

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:01 pm
by mas3cf
I was going to look up the name of the Norse tree this morning and didn't get around to it. Cost = $2000.

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:28 pm
by TenPoundHammer
NHO "Kettlebell". Poll request?

20th Century for $1200 absolutely reeked of negbait for Dada. Even after the two negs I was like "Bwuh? That's totally Dada! How is it not? What else could it even BE?!"

Did anyone else find the Crossword Clues extremely tough? I got only $400 and have NHO the other four.

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Ran Candy.

3/5 in Music. NHO Lizzo. "Running on Empty" rang a bell but I've never matched it to a singer before.

Goodall was my only get in Time 100.

2.0 could be a C, D, or F for all I know. That seemed tricky for the top box.

DJ! ate my lunch with only 6 right and 2 wrong.

19th century + crossing in a carriage? Brooklyn Bridge it is.

Lach Trash: cartilage, Lewis Carroll

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Jeff-thecdboy wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:23 pm
He was also in the audience in Dec. 1986 (before the audience was shown on-camera regularly, so whether or not you believe Alex's Final Jeopardy remark about it is up to you) as well:
Wink was also in the audience of last week's Wheel episodes, apparently.

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:53 pm
by opusthepenguin
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:05 am
In case it's up for discussion later:

HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS $200: A Celtic tradition of using hollowed-out turnips with candles inside led to these distinctive & larger Halloween gourds

Kris served up a rebound to Steve and I can already imagine Hammer ready to cry negbait on it.
No negbait about it. The ruling was 100% wrong. Pumpkin was the only correct response and should have been accepted. So not only did Kris lose money for responding correctly, his opponent gained money for responding incorrectly. I was gobsmacked. Jack-o-lantern can't be the correct response since those can be made out of pumpkins OR turnips. The clue is about how they stopped using turnips and started using these other things to make jack-o-lanterns.

EDIT: On further research, it's possible that "jack-o-lantern" only refers to the pumpkin version. So Steve's response is potentially acceptable. But Kris' response is unquestionably correct, and his came first.

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:57 pm
by Golf
Diana's DJ DD summarizes several things that drive me bonkers while watching the show.

1, finds a 2nd row DD, an tremendous opportunity, and wagers $1200.
2, doesn't give any thought at all of her answer, answers as though she's still racing the other contestants. Double-checking DD's is something that some of the top players have done, and casual viewers think they are simply grandstanding.
3, then, with 11 clues and 1 DD left, goes to the one box where the other DD isn't going to be found.

She simply didn't understand how to win the game, and it cost her.

So where have all those boardies gone that claimed James had totally changed how the game was going to be played? :D :D :D

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:04 pm
by John Boy
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:28 pm
NHO "Kettlebell". Poll request?0

Did anyone else find the Crossword Clues extremely tough? I got only $400 and have NHO the other four.
No (deep sigh), only you....

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:05 pm
by John Boy
opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:53 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:05 am
In case it's up for discussion later:

HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS $200: A Celtic tradition of using hollowed-out turnips with candles inside led to these distinctive & larger Halloween gourds

Kris served up a rebound to Steve and I can already imagine Hammer ready to cry negbait on it.
No negbait about it. The ruling was 100% wrong. Pumpkin was the only correct response and should have been accepted. So not only did Kris lose money for responding correctly, his opponent gained money for responding incorrectly. I was gobsmacked. Jack-o-lantern can't be the correct response since those can be made out of pumpkins OR turnips. The clue is about how they stopped using turnips and started using these other things to make jack-o-lanterns.
I agree. Totally misleading.

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:06 pm
by TenPoundHammer
John Boy wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:04 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:28 pm
NHO "Kettlebell". Poll request?0

Did anyone else find the Crossword Clues extremely tough? I got only $400 and have NHO the other four.
No (deep sigh), only you....
Considering it was a top-box triple stumper, I would say at least three other people didn't know "kettlebell" either.

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:07 pm
by xxaaaxx
So Kris holds back $1k for no good reason, which not only costs him 2nd place because of Diana's similarly poor wager, but wasn't even enough to win the game on a single get!? *sigh* The TOC can't get here fast enough.

Instaget FJ. Shocking, I know.

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:07 pm
by John Boy
I KNEW that one day, if I lived long enough, it would come in handy to know the little factoid that the proper name for the statue known as "Winged Victory" is "Nike of Samothrace." And today it was my only LT of the whole game.

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:12 pm
by True North
opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:53 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:05 am
In case it's up for discussion later:

HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS $200: A Celtic tradition of using hollowed-out turnips with candles inside led to these distinctive & larger Halloween gourds

Kris served up a rebound to Steve and I can already imagine Hammer ready to cry negbait on it.
No negbait about it. The ruling was 100% wrong. Pumpkin was the only correct response and should have been accepted. So not only did Kris lose money for responding correctly, his opponent gained money for responding incorrectly. I was gobsmacked. Jack-o-lantern can't be the correct response since those can be made out of pumpkins OR turnips. The clue is about how they stopped using turnips and started using these other things to make jack-o-lanterns.

EDIT: On further research, it's possible that "jack-o-lantern" only refers to the pumpkin version. So Steve's response is potentially acceptable. But Kris' response is unquestionably correct, and his came first.
Agreed. Worst clue I’ve seen this season if they were going strictly for jack-o-lantern.