Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

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Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

Post by Bamaman » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:17 pm

Someone betting badly is not very obscure.
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Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

Post by Jeff-thecdboy » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:10 pm

^No, but a contestant actually winning from third place after having less than the difference between 1st and 2nd pre-FJ is a rarity.

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Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

Post by seaborgium » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:45 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:48 pm
As for other obscure records, I'd like to suggest "largest failed TDD from which the player recovered to the point of having a lock game," and nominate myself as the record-holder ($4,800 to $0, second game). (If there's a bigger one you know of, let me know.)
Well, I guess $7,100 in 1988 is probably the record.
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Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

Post by alietr » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:26 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:45 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:48 pm
As for other obscure records, I'd like to suggest "largest failed TDD from which the player recovered to the point of having a lock game," and nominate myself as the record-holder ($4,800 to $0, second game). (If there's a bigger one you know of, let me know.)
Well, I guess $7,100 in 1988 is probably the record.
Your link doesn't work.

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Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

Post by seaborgium » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:30 pm

alietr wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:26 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:45 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:48 pm
As for other obscure records, I'd like to suggest "largest failed TDD from which the player recovered to the point of having a lock game," and nominate myself as the record-holder ($4,800 to $0, second game). (If there's a bigger one you know of, let me know.)
Well, I guess $7,100 in 1988 is probably the record.
Your link doesn't work.
I omitted an ingredient. Fixed.

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Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

Post by seaborgium » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:47 pm

I've just seen a comment on Facebook where Jeff Richmond pointed out that he has played FJ alone (in the UToC), against one other person (in his second game), against two others (in all his games not linked here), and against three others (in the Super Jeopardy quarterfinals).

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Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:28 pm

In Jerome Vered's debut game. All 60 clues and final were answered correctly. As of now, I can't find another time that this has happened.
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Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

Post by cheezguyty » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:00 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:28 pm
In Jerome Vered's debut game. All 60 clues and final were answered correctly. As of now, I can't find another time that this has happened.
That also happened on June 29, 1993 and February 25, 1998.

ETA: I found one more instance: June 22, 1993.

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Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:24 pm

On January 23, 2004, two contestants had the last name Meehan.
On June 13, 2008, two contestants had the last name Goodman.
What if one day, there is an episode where all three contestants have the same last name. :o
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Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

Post by seaborgium » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:29 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:24 pm
On January 23, 2004, two contestants had the last name Meehan.
On June 13, 2008, two contestants had the last name Goodman.
What if one day, there is an episode where all three contestants have the same last name. :o
:)
(It hasn't happened yet, but the Meehans and Goodmans have been noticed.)

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Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

Post by Ironhorse » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:32 pm

There's also that one episode where all contestants have the same first name (Jeff) ;)
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Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

Post by jeff6286 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:32 am

Ironhorse wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:32 pm
There's also that one episode where all contestants have the same first name (Jeff) ;)
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Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:01 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:24 pm
On January 23, 2004, two contestants had the last name Meehan.
On June 13, 2008, two contestants had the last name Goodman.
What if one day, there is an episode where all three contestants have the same last name. :o
ETA: April 14, 2014, two contestants had the last name Baker.
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Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

Post by kprather895 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:08 am

seaborgium wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:47 pm
I've just seen a comment on Facebook where Jeff Richmond pointed out that he has played FJ alone (in the UToC), against one other person (in his second game), against two others (in all his games not linked here), and against three others (in the Super Jeopardy quarterfinals).
Safe to assume he's the only one to do that? Has anyone else even done the 1-2-3 trifecta? Kristin Sausville and Tom Kunzen never played a two-person final, and Doug Molitor's only two-person final was the one from which he himself was absent.

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Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

Post by cheezguyty » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:38 am

kprather895 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:08 am
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:47 pm
I've just seen a comment on Facebook where Jeff Richmond pointed out that he has played FJ alone (in the UToC), against one other person (in his second game), against two others (in all his games not linked here), and against three others (in the Super Jeopardy quarterfinals).
Safe to assume he's the only one to do that? Has anyone else even done the 1-2-3 trifecta? Kristin Sausville and Tom Kunzen never played a two-person final, and Doug Molitor's only two-person final was the one from which he himself was absent.
Beryl Arbit played FJ alone in her third game, against one other person in her ToC semifinal, and against two others in her ToC quarterfinal.

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Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

Post by kprather895 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:52 pm

cheezguyty wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:38 am
kprather895 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:08 am
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:47 pm
I've just seen a comment on Facebook where Jeff Richmond pointed out that he has played FJ alone (in the UToC), against one other person (in his second game), against two others (in all his games not linked here), and against three others (in the Super Jeopardy quarterfinals).
Safe to assume he's the only one to do that? Has anyone else even done the 1-2-3 trifecta? Kristin Sausville and Tom Kunzen never played a two-person final, and Doug Molitor's only two-person final was the one from which he himself was absent.
Beryl Arbit played FJ alone in her third game, against one other person in her ToC semifinal, and against two others in her ToC quarterfinal.
Well spotted. Thanks!

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