Fun with ABC's "Celebrity Jeopardy!"

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Robert K S wrote: Wed Aug 24, 2022 11:23 pm What did Michael McKean make money from?
Laverne and Shirley reruns.
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cf1140 wrote: Tue Aug 23, 2022 7:26 pm Some of those I've never heard of, but good luck to all the celebs except Patton Oswalt
What's your gripe against Patton?
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Anachronism wrote: Wed Aug 24, 2022 8:13 pm
Volante wrote: Wed Aug 24, 2022 7:39 pm Celebrity Jeopardy difficulty has always been on par with regular J! It's also been a part of J! for 30 years now. THIRTY!
That's what they always say, but the questions seem more like children's Jeopardy in practice. The SNL skits were a bit of an exaggeration, but not that much.
For the record, it is untrue that Jeopardy! producers "always" say the material for celebrities is of the same difficulty as in regular games.

Alex Trebek would frequently imply that the celebrities get easier material (just as the TOC has more difficult material).

Here's an interview where he says it expressly:
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jeff6286 wrote: Wed Aug 24, 2022 12:54 pm
kingskip wrote: Wed Aug 24, 2022 6:59 am Patton Oswalt was also on the 2/18/21 episode of Celebrity Wheel.
I thought I remembered him on WWTBAM in 2020-21 as well but the internet seems to think I'm crazy. Does anyone recall him showing up there, maybe he was a +1 for another celebrity? Though I would think it would pop up in my web searches so now I'm thinking I must just be mistaken
I went to the WWTBAM archives (www.wwtbambored.com) and searched for his name. It didn't show up as being in any of the games. I'm not sure how inclusive the transcripts are, however.
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MinnesotaMyron wrote: Wed Aug 24, 2022 11:39 pm
Robert K S wrote: Wed Aug 24, 2022 11:23 pm What did Michael McKean make money from?
Laverne and Shirley reruns.
Probably good residuals, but does it put him in the position to chuck a mil? It's not Louis-Dreyfus money. (If you didn't know, her family was mega-rich apart from her actress work [she has denied it in interviews].)
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Robert K S wrote: Thu Aug 25, 2022 9:06 am
MinnesotaMyron wrote: Wed Aug 24, 2022 11:39 pm
Robert K S wrote: Wed Aug 24, 2022 11:23 pm What did Michael McKean make money from?
Laverne and Shirley reruns.
Probably good residuals, but does it put him in the position to chuck a mil? It's not Louis-Dreyfus money. (If you didn't know, her family was mega-rich apart from her actress work [she has denied it in interviews].)
I wonder if he could afford it now...
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Robert K S wrote: Thu Aug 25, 2022 9:06 am
MinnesotaMyron wrote: Wed Aug 24, 2022 11:39 pm
Robert K S wrote: Wed Aug 24, 2022 11:23 pm What did Michael McKean make money from?
Laverne and Shirley reruns.
Probably good residuals, but does it put him in the position to chuck a mil? It's not Louis-Dreyfus money. (If you didn't know, her family was mega-rich apart from her actress work [she has denied it in interviews].)
These should always be taken with a grain of salt, but JL-D, $250M; Michael McKean, $12M.

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He probably made a good chunk on Better Call Saul (on which he was excellent), but that's post-MDCI.
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Don't forget his songwriting royalties from hit records by The Folksmen, The Thamesmen, and Spinal Tap.
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Fleeboy wrote: Thu Aug 25, 2022 11:35 am Don't forget his songwriting royalties from hit records by The Folksmen, The Thamesmen, and Spinal Tap.
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Anachronism wrote: Wed Aug 24, 2022 6:00 pmYou don't put a failed comedian like Patton Oswalt on screen if you don't want Patton Oswalt's "brand" of humor...
Boy, I'd like to fail as hard as Patton Oswalt has, to the point where I'm so busy acting in live-action and voiceover roles that I barely have enough time to do standup comedy anymore.
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trainman wrote: Fri Aug 26, 2022 12:13 am
Anachronism wrote: Wed Aug 24, 2022 6:00 pmYou don't put a failed comedian like Patton Oswalt on screen if you don't want Patton Oswalt's "brand" of humor...
Boy, I'd like to fail as hard as Patton Oswalt has, to the point where I'm so busy acting in live-action and voiceover roles that I barely have enough time to do standup comedy anymore.
Okay, I guess the fact that someone here called him a "failed comedian" tells me all I need to know.
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Triple Jeopardy, huh?

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Okay then
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Celebrity Jeopardy!?

If so, sounds like a coding nightmare for Robert. I won't be archiving those games, so the worst for me will be using Excel to redesign a scoresheet.

Reddit put the kibosh on any spoilers from today's taping while those mods don't control every person and every place on the web. One Reddit post did mention that Eddie Huang put on Instagram that he'll be a contestant.
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It would have been more impressive if you'd posted this before the taping.
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seaborgium wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 5:45 am It would have been more impressive if you'd posted this before the taping.
But if I told folks before, you wouldn’t have been able to post that snarky comment, and I didn’t want to take that from you.
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Oh joy. Three rounds of d-listers acting like idiots.
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Bamaman wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:22 am Oh joy. Three rounds of d-listers acting like idiots.
No one's forcing you to watch...
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Where is this coming from?
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Volante wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 9:46 am
Bamaman wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:22 am Oh joy. Three rounds of d-listers acting like idiots.
No one's forcing you to watch...
Why do you keep defending them? You act like you're getting paid.
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