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as odd as this may seem

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I'm currently working on a list of every category title ever used on the current version of the show, do any of you remember any categories that are not currently in the archive? one person I know seems to recall a category titled "Ancient greek literature" (I personally will be shocked if that has ever been on the show, (I did tell him why I was asking though so
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the person in question is not a member on here by the way. he's a staff at my day program,

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Grabbing the binder nearest me and only willing to check on two scoresheets:

PLAYGROUND RHYME 9/9/92

Another J! round category from that game is THE LETTER G, but the archive search can't handle something that generic to see if it's unique.

9/11/92 J! round - SEASONINGS
DJ! - THE ARAB WORLD; GLASS & GLASSWARE

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That will be quite a list. Friday was episode #8340. Subtract the 65 that were double counted and add back the 13 SJs and 8 GOATs and we have 8296. That gives you 99,552 regular categories plus 8,296 FJs. Plus however many tie-breakers they have had.

Granted, a lot of them were repeated. But as they go for cutesy titles, a category is reused under a different name.

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believe me, i know it will not be easy. LOL thanks for the encouragement guys

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well the home games could be of help as well, (specifically the older ones.

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This one is in the Archive, but my all time favorite category is "TWO COMPLETELY UNRELATED THINGS".
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and regarding the cutesy titles even those are quite often repeated.

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Here’s something I have never noticed before. The last category in the J round in S1E1 was “Number, Please” and it went unused. The very next episode the category in that spot was “By the Numbers”.

I wonder if they reused the category they had planned for the first episode in the second.

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that's easy enough to find out, I have Harry eisenberg's book. unfortunately i do not have it with me at the moment, when i go to my group home tomorrow nighti'll look

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Bamaman wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:54 pm
Here’s something I have never noticed before. The last category in the J round in S1E1 was “Number, Please” and it went unused. The very next episode the category in that spot was “By the Numbers”.

I wonder if they reused the category they had planned for the first episode in the second.
I can't image so. They'd have had the second game completely ready already.

In Inside Jeopardy, Eisenberg mentions they'd use different category names if they had 2 similar categories in consecutive games. THE CIVIL WAR and THE BLUE AND THE GREY, and POTENT POTABLES and BOTTOMS UP were examples he mentioned. The 2 different category names point toward having lined up 2 distinct sets of clues.

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I remember a board from circa 1990 where the three rightmost categories were DANCES, WITH, and WOLVES. I'm sure DANCES has been a category on other occasions, not so sure about WOLVES, and pretty sure WITH was just a category that one time.

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seaborgium, was the word with in quotation marks?

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No

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While waiting for my upload in the credits thread to finish I looked at the 9/16/92 game

J! round - FROM THE OLD WORLD (search did not like me checking on ENDS IN "OO")
DJ! round - FROM THE NEW WORLD

Since is this is a different project and not too time consuming I've looked at 9/17 & 9/18 to complete that week.

9/17/92 J! round - EXERCISE VIDEOS
FJ! round - U.S. ELECTIONS :o (This has to be a mistake, right?)

9/18/92 J! round - MOTOWN HITS; MORE MOOSE POTPOURRI (MOOSE POTPOURRI was 3/12)
DJ! - FAMOUS IT; RAIDS RAID
FJ! - FILMS OF THE 1940's

FAMOUS IT is what I have on my scoresheet. I have no idea what it means and can't see any way I'm misreading the category name. There is no theme going.

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Just so you're aware, this exists.
https://j-archive.com/listcategories.php

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Robert K S wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:16 pm
Just so you're aware, this exists.
https://j-archive.com/listcategories.php
Ha! Not a clue. Thanks.

Now, as long as that link does cause a bunch of people to try to lift it all.... :o

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Fascinating to see the category list. Any other archive secrets?
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So many

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Discovery has a program, "Secrets of the Jeopardy Archive".

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