10/2/23 "What is the Debut of Celebrity Jeopardy!?" (23:00)
Michael D. & Sarah host and taped the podcast on afternoon of 9/27.
The writers are coming back and Sarah is planning party for J! staff including yellow ribbons
Season 40 will continue with CWC for S37 & S38, then SCC for S39, CWC for S39, the ToC (with biggest field ever), the JIT and regular play for about 16 weeks at end of season depending on how long the ToC finals goes.
Michael wants original material as soon as possible and Sarah will be happy to have Billy Wisse as judge next to her at tapings.
This week in J! history is 10/4/85 with Chuck Forrest winning game 5 for $72,800 total. The Forrest Bounce with credit to it being Rubin Bounce is mentioned. Alex did not like board jumping. That allowed Michael to briefly talk about the new shot sequence being tried out on Celebrity J!
8:00 9/25 week of games:
The Overheard was played for 9/25 game and Jilana got the call when at the doctor's office for ultrasound. Elaine joked about wanting third chance. Ken used the term "big push" about Jilana winning and perhaps not best thing to say about pregnant lady on the stage.
Michalle was happy to be back to get makeup done after having to do it herself first time around.
Michael D. loves Barb. With 2 librarians in final it reminded Michael that he has advocated for a tournament of librarians. Still could happen at some point.
Jiliana locked up the spot in the CWC and no mention was made that she potentially could have blown the spot with her F2 wager.
Postgame chat and Jilana said Barb was great TV and Barb said her students say she is "a lot".
Chat with Jilana at 12:50 and unbelievable to be going to CWC. She played first game with different name and married earlier in 2023 and baby due this Dec. When J! called Jilana thought it might be something about the podcast as she thought SCC might be only for those that player superchamps.
Jilana studied weak area like Best Picture winners and will study other weak spots. Jilana can now consider herself a 3x champ.
15:30 Celebrity J! 9/27 -
All 9 QF games will air and then the semis. Utkarsh was trailing and made up ground in Triple Jeopardy! Round. The celebs took a while to understand the Animal Sounds category.
J! had to contact musician(s) of rap for permission for Emily to perform some of presidents rap and later got to attend a J! taping though not the game with Emily.
18:00 Host question asking Ken his favorite movie?
Singin' in the Rain
he thinks of when on the lot. Others are 2001: A Space Odyssey
, A Hard Day's Night
and for more current a Korean movie Past Lives
Next week the CWC week of 10/2, Celebrity J! from 10/4 with Brian Baumgartner, Lisa Ann Walter & Timothy Simons and chat with David Maybury