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Tuesday, November 30, 2004 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Most of this firm's 70,000 seasonal white-collar employees work only 4 months a year

Ken Jennings: 14400-5601=8799
Nancy Zerg: 10000+4401=14401 (New Champ)
David Hankins: minus 2800

Correct response:
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H&R Block (Ken – FedEx)

Daily Doubles
Ken: 4600+3000
Ken: 14600-5400
Ken: 15200-4800

Coryats
Ken: 22400
Nancy: 10000
David: minus 2800

Combined: 29,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Ken: 10600
Nancy: 4800
David: 400

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2020 Ken got to add a few comments at the end of the episode and had a nice piece of hardware visible behind him.

That's what it took to defeat Ken, his going 0/3 on DD2, DD3 and FJ!, coupled with Nancy solving the clue.

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As I said in the thread about reruns, my station, WABC preempted this past Monday's episode for the Robin Hood Benefit Concert and pushed the episodes back by a day, so this is airing tomorrow. For anyone who watches on WAKA (the only station that aired it as of this post), did this rerun have the opening from the original airing where Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza, Cosmo Kramer, and Elaine Benes promoted a category called SOME BRAINTEASERS ABOUT SEINFELD? I don't think it did because I have the DVD that Jeopardy! released in 2005 and during this episode, they removed the intro.

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gameshowfandanny wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 11:19 am
As I said in the thread about reruns, my station, WABC preempted this past Monday's episode for the Robin Hood Benefit Concert and pushed the episodes back by a day, so this is airing tomorrow. For anyone who watches on WAKA (the only station that aired it as of this post), did this rerun have the opening from the original airing where Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza, Cosmo Kramer, and Elaine Benes promoted a category called SOME BRAINTEASERS ABOUT SEINFELD? I don't think it did because I have the DVD that Jeopardy! released in 2005 and during this episode, they removed the intro.
The Seinfeld opening is not included with the 5/15 re-airing. 2020 Ken talks briefly about the match before it begins. The game is of course archived and the link at the top works to see the original opening. http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=62

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 11:25 am
gameshowfandanny wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 11:19 am
As I said in the thread about reruns, my station, WABC preempted this past Monday's episode for the Robin Hood Benefit Concert and pushed the episodes back by a day, so this is airing tomorrow. For anyone who watches on WAKA (the only station that aired it as of this post), did this rerun have the opening from the original airing where Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza, Cosmo Kramer, and Elaine Benes promoted a category called SOME BRAINTEASERS ABOUT SEINFELD? I don't think it did because I have the DVD that Jeopardy! released in 2005 and during this episode, they removed the intro.
The Seinfeld opening is not included with the 5/15 re-airing. 2020 Ken talks briefly about the match before it begins. The game is of course archived and the link at the top works to see the original opening. http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=62
Thanks. I just was wondering.

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I think it's worth mentioning that David Hankins had a much better showing on Millionaire several years later.

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seaborgium wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 12:08 pm
I think it's worth mentioning that David Hankins had a much better showing on Millionaire several years later.
To be exact, he won $100,000 on Millionaire on March 8 and 9, 2011, when Meredith Viera was still hosting (she now hosts 25 Words or Less).

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The Jeopardy curse strikes again as it takes out the man who gave us Festivus.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 11:25 am
2020 Ken talks briefly about the match before it begins.
What did he say? I (and my recorder) missed the start of the show.

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seaborgium wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 10:40 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 11:25 am
2020 Ken talks briefly about the match before it begins.
What did he say? I (and my recorder) missed the start of the show.
On YT I turned it up with a jeopardy 2020 search.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 10:59 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 10:40 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 11:25 am
2020 Ken talks briefly about the match before it begins.
What did he say? I (and my recorder) missed the start of the show.
On YT I turned it up with a jeopardy 2020 search.
Great, I'll never unsee the people in the comments saying Ken and James lost on purpose.

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I thought there was a thread on this board that provided evidence that Nancy Zerg was a Wheel of Fortune employee around the time of this episode but with a different last name citing a TV Guide article with her picture about how contestants for Wheel of Fortune got selected, but I couldn't find the thread. I wasn't sure how true that was, and whether or not that was a violation of the rules at the time.

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Just watched it... Forgot that this was also the game he missed the softball Cloche DD.

Ken just had a bad day at the wrong time, I guess...

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Rackme32 wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 11:28 pm
Just watched it... Forgot that this was also the game he missed the softball Cloche DD.

Ken just had a bad day at the wrong time, I guess...
I don't know, the sixteenth taping day seems like a good time to have a bad day.

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Welp, local weather in Boston eliminated Ken's intro and about 6-7 clues of DJ! plus FJ!, but we got the very end. Can't complain; safety first, and they started right with clue 1. Plus, we have the archive to make up missed clues.

Color me unsurprised that Nancy got the puffy shirt clue right. I ran the "let's advertise with softball clues" category, despite being distracted by the fact that the first four clues all tied in to the category puns. (Well, festivus was a Christmas gift, so I guess not quite...but still, they have 9 seasons. Pick another clip!)

I stalled on "hanging chad" simply because it seemed a little dated for a reference, but it was my closest guess despite clamming. Had it been 2004, or had I -REMEMBERED- that the episode was in 2004, I definitely would have lockboxed in that response.

Fortunately, that got me in tune for the 2004 sports stadium category - I went 2/3 in that, despite all three of them being outdated.

Interestingly, I think it was the DDs, and not FJ!, that was really Ken's undoing. I'd NHO either of them in DJ!, so I sympathize.

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talkingaway wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 1:28 am
Interestingly, I think it was the DDs, and not FJ!, that was really Ken's undoing. I'd NHO either of them in DJ!, so I sympathize.
How so? He gets FJ right, he wins.

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If he had gotten either of them right, he has a lock.

No one has brought up her bad FJ bet.

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Never mind.
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Stanislaus Jacob wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 12:07 pm
If my math is correct, his second DD bet would not have been enough for a lock in the end. ($14,400 + $4,800 = $19,200.)
Sadly, it's not. He would have had (14,400 + 9600 = 24000) and a lock.

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How stupid of me. I completely to factor in that he also lost the money! Oh, well. Thank you.

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