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Glenn_Beckett
Sep 12, 2008

When I see a 9/11 victim family on television I'm just like 'Given the existence as uttered forth in the public works of Puncher and Wattmann of a personal God quaquaqua'



Jeopardy!
America's favorite quiz show has been on the air since 1964, airing a total of 9,300 episodes (as of October 26th, 2012 according to wikipedia). Originally titled "what's the Question," "Jeopardy!" got its current moniker from a studio executive's rejection: "there aren't enough jeopardies." While Art Fleming hosted the show originally, Alex Trebek has become inextricably associated with the Jeopardy brand (though he should really bring back the 'stache), and only once has he relinquished the hosting of the show (to Pat Sajak in a 1997 April Fool's Episode).

What is this thread?
This is a discussion area for the nightly jeop-isodes, but also for having asperger's syndrome about a game show. Do you like to make your friends feel stupid? Then this is the thread for you, you intolerable, smug stinkyhole!

When can I watch Jeopardy!?
Jeopardy! is in syndication, so until I spend the absurd amount of time it will take to make a chart, check your local listings.

Here's how stupid I am. Jeopardy! already has a map on their website!

Can I be a contestant on Jeopardy!?

No, you're stupid. But on the off chance that you're not a complete idiot, this is where you go to sign up to be a contestant.

Is there any way to play Jeopardy without having to test for the show?
Urine luck, pissfucker! PS3, XBOX360 and WII have Jeopardy! games available for you. Buy the game! Spend your money. I bought it for PS3 and have not stopped playing for like two weeks. There's also a board game it's probably okay? I have no idea.

Is there some sort of archive of every Jeop-isode ever, including contestants' names, scores, and responses; answers, readers, and questions; and who won (and by how much)?
You have Asperger's Syndrome.

But also yes: here it is.

Glenn_Beckett fucked around with this message at Jan 24, 2013 around 00:31

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GreenCard78
Apr 25, 2005

It's all in the game, yo.


Jeopardy! is one of the best show on television and I wish I caught it more often. It comes on here at 7 and they just sold it to FOX in my area. 3:30 PM on NBC when I'm around Yuma, too.

Hopefully this winter I'll catch more of it.

Goober Peas
Jun 30, 2007

Walk without rhythm


Back in the 80s, my family had one of those giant satellite dishes where with the right knowledge one could record a whole week's worth of Jeopardy from the syndicate's upload feed. My friends were amazed at my knowledge and I made at least $100 off of side bets.

My brother was 3 when the current version of Jeopardy appeared. His inability to say 'Jeopardy' has led to my family calling it 'Jefferdy' to this day.

Riptor
Apr 13, 2003

here's to feelin' good all the time


Goddammit I love this show and they're a bunch of jerks for not accepting me on it. I've taken the test basically every time I've been able to for the last ten years and done really well and they never call me

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather


Jeopardy is the best and Alex Trebek is the coolest guy, I'd love to shop it up with him after a show. Honestly I like him better without the 'stache I'm really good at playing along, but apparently the test is much, much harder. I think at least a couple of goons have made it on the show.

DrBouvenstein
Feb 28, 2007

I think I'm a doctor, but that doesn't make me a doctor. This fancy avatar does.


Glenn_Beckett posted:

When can I watch Jeopardy?
Every weeknight at 7:30 EST on ABC. Also on some weekends when they feel like it.

You know that Jeopardy! is syndicated, right? The channel and time varies depending on which station bought the rights in your broadcast area. I'm pretty sure it's even possible to have multiple stations with Jeopardy! I have it at 7:00 EST on NBC.

raditts
Feb 21, 2001

The Kwanzaa Bot is here to protect me.

DrBouvenstein posted:

You know that Jeopardy! is syndicated, right? The channel and time varies depending on which station bought the rights in your broadcast area. I'm pretty sure it's even possible to have multiple stations with Jeopardy! I have it at 7:00 EST on NBC.

I have it at 7 on one channel and 7:30 on the other.

What does "there aren't enough jeopardies" mean anyway?

Rousimar Pauladeen
Feb 27, 2007

I hate the mods I hate the mods I hate the mods! I HATE THE MODS I HATE THE MODS I HATE THE MODS! Hey wait a minute why do the mods hate me I'm contributing to the conversation I HATE THE MODS I HATE THE MODS I HA


Jeopardy is my all time favorite game show. If someone can find the youtube of "canadian teen awkwardly tells story" about going to the bear park but not seeing a bear I will love you forever.

BrooklynBruiser
Aug 20, 2006


raditts posted:

What does "there aren't enough jeopardies" mean anyway?

My guess is it's a weird way of saying "The stakes aren't high enough" or "There aren't enough opportunities for people to gently caress up."

vyst
Aug 25, 2009

Soft Hil- nope, not doing this rhyme.

~SMcD

I miss the Trebeck mustache.

Skyl3lazer
Aug 27, 2007

Eyes open for bad postin'



http://www.j-archive.com/ has every episode archived by the way (in text form)

winvirus
Jan 23, 2009

You only delay the inevitable. All of this island will soon belong to me.



I watched an episode over the weekend (it was the 6/14/12 rerun I think?), it owned, it was the one where everyone said Celine Dion in final jeopardy and hosed it up (it was shania twain)






(i yelled out celine dion as my guess)

so yeah jeopardy is fun to play along to, A+ television

Soothing Vapors
Mar 26, 2006

make em go ah, ah, ah

I love Jeopardy, even if I do spend roughly 25% of every episode drunkenly ranting at the screen about what a douchebag Alex Trebek is.

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001


I ruined Jeopardy for my mom when I pointed out that Trebek always says "answer" when someone lands on a Daily Double before the sound effect plays.


Soothing Vapors posted:

I love Jeopardy, even if I do spend roughly 25% of every episode drunkenly ranting at the screen about what a douchebag Alex Trebek is.

Well he is. I spend about 25% of Wheel of Fortune being amazed that Vannah White is still alive and also has the easiest job in the world.

Cabbit
Jul 19, 2001

Shines like Gold.


I just spend most of Wheel of Fortune wondering what sort of space-age polymers Pat Sajak is constructed from.

KilGrey
Mar 13, 2005

You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? Just put your lips together and blow...



IRQ posted:

Well he is. I spend about 25% of Wheel of Fortune being amazed that Vannah White is still alive and also has the easiest job in the world.

It's even easier now. She used to have to turn the letters but now they just light up with the letter. All she has to do is walk up and touch them. I doubt her touching them even does anything, it's just for show because well, that's what Vanna White is supposed to do. She's technically no longer needed to make the game function.

Rousimar Pauladeen
Feb 27, 2007

I hate the mods I hate the mods I hate the mods! I HATE THE MODS I HATE THE MODS I HATE THE MODS! Hey wait a minute why do the mods hate me I'm contributing to the conversation I HATE THE MODS I HATE THE MODS I HA


I am sure this story is apocryphal enough that several people tell it but the guy who just won the teacher's tournament told an anecdote about being invited to some fundraiserand not going for a guy with a weird name in 2000 that wound up being Barack Obama.

However earlier in the week on GSN's Jeopardy replays a white guy told the same story in 2009. Did this guy jack his anecdote?

ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

Frot Lesnar posted:

Jeopardy is my all time favorite game show. If someone can find the youtube of "canadian teen awkwardly tells story" about going to the bear park but not seeing a bear I will love you forever.

The Soup has a semi-recurring bit called "Cool story, Jeopardy contestant!" and they had a lot of fun with this one.

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001


KilGrey posted:

It's even easier now. She used to have to turn the letters but now they just light up with the letter. All she has to do is walk up and touch them. I doubt her touching them even does anything, it's just for show because well, that's what Vanna White is supposed to do. She's technically no longer needed to make the game function.

I know! You can totally see the letters turn before she even touches the screens half the time.

ComposerGuy
Jul 28, 2007

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro' the jaws of Death
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred.


IRQ posted:

I know! You can totally see the letters turn before she even touches the screens half the time.

They should just bring back the turning letters anyway. They lost something when it went digital.

TheOneAndOnlyT
Dec 18, 2005

Well well, mister fancy-pants, I hope you're wearing your matching sweater today, or you'll be cut down like the ugly tree you are.

IRQ posted:

I ruined Jeopardy for my mom when I pointed out that Trebek always says "answer" when someone lands on a Daily Double before the sound effect plays.
This is true, but I've noticed he also started saying "answer" before a lot of regular clues recently.

Also Jeopardy owns. Best show on TV.

Riptor
Apr 13, 2003

here's to feelin' good all the time


Cabbit posted:

I just spend most of Wheel of Fortune wondering what sort of space-age polymers Pat Sajak is constructed from.

his head stays the same size but his face keeps getting smaller

The Human Cow
May 24, 2004

hurry up

Trebek is a weird, weird dude. Apparently, he just shaved off the moustache between shows one day and didn't tell anybody he was going to do it. Makeup flipped out.

KilGrey
Mar 13, 2005

You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? Just put your lips together and blow...



The Human Cow posted:

Trebek is a weird, weird dude. Apparently, he just shaved off the moustache between shows one day and didn't tell anybody he was going to do it. Makeup flipped out.

That's funny. They couldn't do anything about it and he knows it. He's pretty much synonymous with Jeopardy.

Mak0rz
Aug 2, 2008

THE WHIPPED CREAM GENOCIDE BROUHAHA


The Human Cow posted:

Trebek is a weird, weird dude. Apparently, he just shaved off the moustache between shows one day and didn't tell anybody he was going to do it. Makeup flipped out.

I remember an episode that aired on April Fool's Day where he had a moustache during the Jeopardy round, but it was gone during the Double Jeopardy round.

It was pretty great.

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

coming like judgment day
i.e. for the second time.


Mak0rz posted:

I remember an episode that aired on April Fool's Day where he had a moustache during the Jeopardy round, but it was gone during the Double Jeopardy round.

It was pretty great.

It would have been way better if he was clean shaven in Jeopardy, and then had a normal Trebek stache in round 2.

I still love the April Fools Day where Double Jeopardy was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and it was never mentioned at all.

Glad there's a thread about this game show of game shows. Will there be live watching in this thread? I'm probably awful to watch Jeopardy with though, I know too much and sometimes yell about it. My friends accuse me of cheating/smartphoning because I know a lot of random poo poo? They think I look it up without touching anything but my beers and snacks.

Still apparently can't actually get on the show though. The test is no joke. But I would love to call out contestants on stupid thangs with goons.

Glenn_Beckett
Sep 12, 2008

When I see a 9/11 victim family on television I'm just like 'Given the existence as uttered forth in the public works of Puncher and Wattmann of a personal God quaquaqua'

DrBouvenstein posted:

You know that Jeopardy! is syndicated, right? The channel and time varies depending on which station bought the rights in your broadcast area. I'm pretty sure it's even possible to have multiple stations with Jeopardy! I have it at 7:00 EST on NBC.

You're absolutely right, I'm foolish, and I will make a chart or something when next I am drunk.

Glenn_Beckett
Sep 12, 2008

When I see a 9/11 victim family on television I'm just like 'Given the existence as uttered forth in the public works of Puncher and Wattmann of a personal God quaquaqua'

QuickbreathFinisher posted:

Glad there's a thread about this game show of game shows. Will there be live watching in this thread? I'm probably awful to watch Jeopardy with though, I know too much and sometimes yell about it. My friends accuse me of cheating/smartphoning because I know a lot of random poo poo? They think I look it up without touching anything but my beers and snacks.

Maybe. It's hard to coordinate long distance because of the syndication, but I mean do whatever you want. One thing we could definitely do is set up some jeopardy games on Xbox360, PS3, and Wii (they all allow for invites by whatever their equivalent of a PSN-id is). I have friends over pretty frequently to watch jeopardy together for bragging rights and to fantasize sexually about Alex Trebek (we just do one point per question including daily doubles, and wager on final jeopardy).

zenguitarman posted:

Honestly I like him better without the 'stache

You are an actual war criminal.

Glenn_Beckett fucked around with this message at Nov 27, 2012 around 23:27

DrBouvenstein
Feb 28, 2007

I think I'm a doctor, but that doesn't make me a doctor. This fancy avatar does.


QuickbreathFinisher posted:

Still apparently can't actually get on the show though. The test is no joke. But I would love to call out contestants on stupid thangs with goons.

I've taken it every year for the past...6? years, and last year was the best I did...I was, by my estimation, a couple answers away from the "cut off." Not that everyone who makes the cut off gets called to do another round, but if you don't make it, you definitely won't.

But I always get pissed that the questions on the test are harder than on the show, on average.

Glenn_Beckett
Sep 12, 2008

When I see a 9/11 victim family on television I'm just like 'Given the existence as uttered forth in the public works of Puncher and Wattmann of a personal God quaquaqua'

poo poo these idiot contestants ALL missed today, not including daily doubles (and whether or not I got it):
1. What is Coca-cola? (nope!)
2. What is Volkswagen? (yep!)
3. What is roar? (nope!)
4. Who is Harold Lloyd? (gently caress no!)
5. What is the Sanhedrin? (ughhhh no)

Oh well, I usually only consistently get the ones nobody gets in literature, opera, or classical music, and there was almost none of that tonight. Makin' excuses like a real pro and a good sport.

Bad stories from Asperger's Jeopardy! contestants

1. Was in mission-control when America landed on the moon. Actually a pretty cool story.

2. Took a driving trip "uhh, around the west." What a boring idiot. BAD STORY!

3. Got punished for stealing an inflatable stegosaurus (the yearbook mascot). Yearbooks don't have mascots you loving awful poo poo! BAD STORY!

escape artist
Sep 24, 2005

"Slow train coming"

"Slow quality poster coming to the threads about the shows I like."

"No, really, jokes aside, post more in The TV IV because you make good points and don't suck."


I like it a lot. I've been planning to try and go on there for years, but I can't seem to force myself to learn about opera, baseball and the other terrible categories that inevitably will pop up.

I guess I should take the test next time I see it, though. Trebek is supposedly only going to be on for another ~2 years. I want to meet the smarmy old man in person.

I had a friend go on there before. She said Trebek was a huge dick and a class of elementary or middle school kids were there for a field trip. Trebek went off on one of the crew members which included a barrage of "f-bombs", as she put it. A crew member arrived to apologize to the kids "Mr. Trebek is having a bad day."

tk
Dec 10, 2003



I get so angry when the contestants start choosing the clues out of order. Especially when it's a category with a weird theme and the first clue kind of eases you in.

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

Everyone talks about how awesome Achilles is, but did he ever made the god of war his bitch?


Sadly Diomedesforever6 just doesn't ring as well as Achillesforever6

My high school Latin Teacher nearly made the cut off, but I actually forget the rest of that story, needless to say he didn't make it on the show. His lisp probably didn't help him either I think I made him proud when I beat every Latin student in the state of PA in the Classical Mythology at the state convention

I also remember that every once a week my economics teacher would have us play Jeopardy using the site for past episodes and I did pretty good at that. Play Jeopardy in school were the best days.

Rousimar Pauladeen
Feb 27, 2007

I hate the mods I hate the mods I hate the mods! I HATE THE MODS I HATE THE MODS I HATE THE MODS! Hey wait a minute why do the mods hate me I'm contributing to the conversation I HATE THE MODS I HATE THE MODS I HA


escape artist posted:

I like it a lot. I've been planning to try and go on there for years, but I can't seem to force myself to learn about opera, baseball and the other terrible categories that inevitably will pop up.

I guess I should take the test next time I see it, though. Trebek is supposedly only going to be on for another ~2 years. I want to meet the smarmy old man in person.

I had a friend go on there before. She said Trebek was a huge dick and a class of elementary or middle school kids were there for a field trip. Trebek went off on one of the crew members which included a barrage of "f-bombs", as she put it. A crew member arrived to apologize to the kids "Mr. Trebek is having a bad day."

I forget where I read this article but there's an economic analysis research of Jeopardy that says you don't have to have perspicacity to win. You can only know a few things about a subject and as long as you don't guess too often you will probably make enough money to do well.

Example: If they have an art category you may not know the answer but answers of Picasso, Van Gogh etc are more likely than not to be correct.

KilGrey
Mar 13, 2005

You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? Just put your lips together and blow...



tk posted:

I get so angry when the contestants start choosing the clues out of order. Especially when it's a category with a weird theme and the first clue kind of eases you in.

So you'd be the OCD contestant?


I just remembered, my oral surgeons wife was on Wheel of Fortune and won one show. She got like, $2,000 for the main game, won a trip to Fiji due to a lucky spin and puzzle solving and then won the $25,000 prize. I was irritated as hell because her husband charged me $12,000 for the 20 whole minutes he took to take my wisdom teeth out. Fuckers didn't need that money.

h_double
Jul 27, 2001


Riptor posted:

Goddammit I love this show and they're a bunch of jerks for not accepting me on it. I've taken the test basically every time I've been able to for the last ten years and done really well and they never call me

My friend went to Chicago to audition earlier this year, she said she definitely got the sense that they were looking people who would have good screen presence and an interesting backstory, as well as raw smarts.

escape artist
Sep 24, 2005

"Slow train coming"

"Slow quality poster coming to the threads about the shows I like."

"No, really, jokes aside, post more in The TV IV because you make good points and don't suck."


Frot Lesnar posted:

I forget where I read this article but there's an economic analysis research of Jeopardy that says you don't have to have perspicacity to win. You can only know a few things about a subject and as long as you don't guess too often you will probably make enough money to do well.

Example: If they have an art category you may not know the answer but answers of Picasso, Van Gogh etc are more likely than not to be correct.

There's a cheat sheet somewhere that I read, which I would make into flash cards if I ever got called up. For example "Painter from Venice" is always going to be Titian, "Polish composer" will almost always be Chopin, etc.

KilGrey
Mar 13, 2005

You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? Just put your lips together and blow...



escape artist posted:

There's a cheat sheet somewhere that I read, which I would make into flash cards if I ever got called up. For example "Painter from Venice" is always going to be Titian, "Polish composer" will almost always be Chopin, etc.

It would be awesome if you could find this. Do you remember what it was called at all?

escape artist
Sep 24, 2005

"Slow train coming"

"Slow quality poster coming to the threads about the shows I like."

"No, really, jokes aside, post more in The TV IV because you make good points and don't suck."


KilGrey posted:

It would be awesome if you could find this. Do you remember what it was called at all?

No I haven't seen it in like 3 years but believe me when, not if, I find it, I will post it.

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DrBouvenstein
Feb 28, 2007

I think I'm a doctor, but that doesn't make me a doctor. This fancy avatar does.


tk posted:

I get so angry when the contestants start choosing the clues out of order. Especially when it's a category with a weird theme and the first clue kind of eases you in.

I've read that that's a valid strategy to throw other contestants off their game. The downside is it also throws you off your game. That's what Watson did, and he was programmed with "optimal strategy" or whatever.

You also pick out of order if there's not much time left and you just need to answer the bigger bucks questions to have a shot at winning.

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