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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by econgator » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:48 am

So, what will today's FJ be? I'm guessing, "She stands on a balcony and wonders, 'Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou, Romeo?' "

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Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by jeff6286 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:00 pm

'80s Sitcom Characters
Creator Gary David Goldberg wrote this Republican character as unsympathetic, but the actor made him lovable.
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Who is Alex P. Keaton? Prudence said Alex from Family Ties; Zack said Michael J. Fox.
Andy Baggarly: $10,600+$9,801=$20,401...now a 3-day champion with $60,402
Zack Knowles: $10,200-$10,200=$0
Prudence Plunkett: $3,200-$3,200=$0
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Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by lisa0012 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:44 pm

Well, there was a Space Firsts category...but no Sally Ride.

Looking forward to discussion on FJ! Should Prudence have been counted correct? Personally, I think they should have expected the middle initial too.

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Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by JFanForever » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:58 pm

20 today. 14 right round one and 6 right in DJ.

Even though he is more associated with the 1970s, I went with Archie Bunker since there was Archie Bunker's Place.

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Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MDCSWildcats86 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:01 pm

lisa0012 wrote:Well, there was a Space Firsts category...but no Sally Ride.

Looking forward to discussion on FJ! Should Prudence have been counted correct? Personally, I think they should have expected the middle initial too.

Yes, I would have counted her correct. Monty Hall of Split Second would have.

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Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:28 pm

First of all, sloppiest DJ! I've seen in a long time. I count 11 TSes.

Anagrammed Leaders was a total 0/5 for me. I could've gotten Hugo Chavez but I was blanking on his first name.

Odd Job kept me from the run in Double Letters. Not sure if James Bond movies would be my thing.

Brooklyn is a girl's name now, huh? Someone should tell Greg Weisman that.

Totally blanked on Buenos Aires. Let's see what totally obvious thing I draw a blank on tomorrow, since I'm on such a freaking roll in that department.

Why do I always get Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton mixed up when they're not even from the same country?

Spelled Like a Place was an easy 5/5.

Lots of clams for me tonight: Mars, Night, Brooklyn, Gordon Brown, Liberty Valance, Rolling Stones and Entwistle. Regarding that last one, I guess I really should learn who's Who.

I've never seen Family Ties, so I was totally lost on this FJ! I know literally nothing about the series, so "Republican" meant nothing to me.
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Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by econgator » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:30 pm

lisa0012 wrote:Well, there was a Space Firsts category...but no Sally Ride.

Looking forward to discussion on FJ! Should Prudence have been counted correct? Personally, I think they should have expected the middle initial too.
I'm not sure how her response is incorrect.

Never heard of a "slush fund" in that context, but I did get the easy Lach Trash on "taken aback".
TenPoundHammer wrote:Brooklyn is a girl's name now, huh? Someone should tell Greg Weisman that.
About the only famous one would be Brooklyn Decker.

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Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by DWS » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:33 pm

I think Prudence's FJ response should have been judged correct. It's not as though she had simply written "Who is Alex?", which would not have been specific enough. By identifying the show with which he was associated, her response was fairly specific (in my opinion). At least the outcome of the game did not hinge on the judges' call.

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Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Bamaman » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:40 pm

It cost her $1,000 she would have won thanks to the middle guy's suicide wager.

My original precall was Heathcliff Huxtable, then switched to Alex Keaton and was glad to see the clue.

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Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Austin Powers » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:44 pm

Well this episode was rough. On one hand, Isabel Peron is harder than the show usually is. On the other hand, the contestants couldn't guess Berlusconi, Gordon Brown, or Stephen Harper, so of course someone will ring in and say "Eva Peron" when the question actually tells you it is not Eva Peron. Just one of those episodes, we've been fortunate not to have one for some time.

I don't know what to make of a Space Firsts category that has Gagarin as the $1000. Really? Shouldn't you be putting something really tough, like Neil Armstrong, there? And could they have given any more TOMs on the Jude question? Maybe "rhymes with dude?" Just a weird J round. The cheetah hasn't been in India for many years, so that $200 question was a little misleading, though they told you it was a fast cat and all.

I didn't get "taken aback," but it makes sense. The rest had etymologies I was familiar with, though the "cut of the jib" etymology has a whiff of crypto-anti-Semitism to it IIRC.

Entwhistle and Cooper are both more difficult than Coldplay, probably should have switched that category up a bit.

I think the lady should have gotten marked right on FJ, and truthfully I don't get the rationale. And keep in mind I'm the guy who said that "Barber of Seville" was not a correct response to "Figaro." She gave the character's name, plus other accurate info. If that's not right, why is "Alex Keaton," when we know it is Alex P. Keaton? It really shouldn't matter, as her bet was just needless, but I think she is owed $1000.

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Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by legendneverdies » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:54 pm

And George Jefferson(who was a character from circa 1972-1985, more associated with the 70s than 80s I guess, though The Jeffersons ran 1975-85 and of course he debuted on All in the Family) nor Deacon Ernest Frye(Amen, which ran 1986-91) was the subject of the FJ! on 80s Sitcom Characters, in the wake of Sherman Hemsley's death, either.

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Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by legendneverdies » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:56 pm

MDCSWildcats86 wrote:
lisa0012 wrote:Well, there was a Space Firsts category...but no Sally Ride.

Looking forward to discussion on FJ! Should Prudence have been counted correct? Personally, I think they should have expected the middle initial too.

Yes, I would have counted her correct. Monty Hall of Split Second would have.
But Bob Synes, producer of the early 70s Tom Kennedy run of SPlit Second, was apparently as anal, or more anal, about being exact on names and titles than J! is. Those over 40 and those who know game shows well enough will recognize that show or show title and have heard of the format, but MOnty Hall, who owned the show along with his partner Stefan Hatos, hosted the 1986-87 revival of Split Second taped in Toronto but seen on some stations in the US. Stu Billett who produces the People's Court with the late Ralph Edwards' production company picked up the rights to the show(he was a producer on the 70s Split Second I think), and did a pilot for it in 1990 hosted by Robb Weller.

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Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by StevenH » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:59 pm

I also think that the female contestant's FJ response should have been accepted, unless they were told beforehand that the last name was required.

I liked this board, especially the album art category. I guessed Alice Cooper on a total wag, but I once again could not pull Annie Leibovitz's name. It is always on the tip of my tongue.

I guessed correctly on FJ but was expecting a clue on The Jeffersons.

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Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by alamble » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:03 pm

econgator wrote:
lisa0012 wrote:Well, there was a Space Firsts category...but no Sally Ride.

Looking forward to discussion on FJ! Should Prudence have been counted correct? Personally, I think they should have expected the middle initial too.
I'm not sure how her response is incorrect.
It's incorrect because it's incomplete. They're very consistent about that fact, at the very least. And no, the middle initial wouldn't have been necessary - Alex's middle initial didn't become a running gag for at least a couple of seasons.

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Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Paucle » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:12 pm

alamble wrote:It's incorrect because it's incomplete. They're very consistent about that fact, at the very least.
Not on fictional names, they're not. Very often only the first name is accepted.
I'm of StevenH's school: they must've been told that first and last name would be required. (But then that would make the "Of Family Ties" addendum pointless, I guess.)

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Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Austin Powers » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:13 pm

Paucle wrote:
alamble wrote:It's incorrect because it's incomplete. They're very consistent about that fact, at the very least.
Not on fictional names, they're not. Very often only the first name is accepted.
I'm of StevenH's school: they must've been told that first and last name would be required. (But then that would make the "Of Family Ties" addendum pointless, I guess.)
Yeah fictional characters don't play by the same rules. Juliet or Juliet Capulet is perfectly acceptable to say.

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Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by legendneverdies » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:25 pm

StevenH wrote:I also think that the female contestant's FJ response should have been accepted, unless they were told beforehand that the last name was required.

I liked this board, especially the album art category. I guessed Alice Cooper on a total wag, but I once again could not pull Annie Leibovitz's name. It is always on the tip of my tongue.

I guessed correctly on FJ but was expecting a clue on The Jeffersons.
And someone got negged at least once for saying LeiboWITZ instead of LeiboVITZ

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Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by alamble » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:30 pm

Paucle wrote:
alamble wrote:It's incorrect because it's incomplete. They're very consistent about that fact, at the very least.
Not on fictional names, they're not. Very often only the first name is accepted.
I'm of StevenH's school: they must've been told that first and last name would be required. (But then that would make the "Of Family Ties" addendum pointless, I guess.)
There's no way they would have accepted either Alex or Keaton; therefore, her answer is incomplete and it's wrong.

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