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Soothing Vapors
Mar 26, 2006

plz control u toxic hatsculinity


Sir Lemming posted:

They both get Aleve





As in, Aleve of absence from Jeopardy for being terrible

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funktopus
Jan 11, 2009


Holy poo poo what a weird outcome. You would think that Manny would have known right away, given his military experience (Air Force, right?). What ridiculous guesses.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Did the guy in the middle say "Weird Al" Yankovich instead of Yankovic?

banned from Starbucks
Jul 18, 2004

"The apocalyptic scenario in Beverly Hills Chihuahua is what happens if AirBud goes too far"


funktopus posted:

Holy poo poo what a weird outcome. You would think that Manny would have known right away, given his military experience (Air Force, right?). What ridiculous guesses.

Navy


and lol at the winner getting less than the 3rd place person

HookShot
Dec 26, 2005



Mister Kingdom posted:

Did the guy in the middle say "Weird Al" Yankovich instead of Yankovic?

Technically "Yankovich" is the correct pronounciation, it's just not the one Weird Al uses.

CaligulaKangaroo
Jul 25, 2012


HookShot posted:

Technically "Yankovich" is the correct pronounciation, it's just not the one Weird Al uses.

Didn't Frankie Yankovic use that pronounciation? Because there were those rumors in the 80's about him being Weird Al's dad.

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005



Toilet Rascal

I knew from the number of replies that something interesting had happened, but

GhostStalker
Mar 26, 2010

Jeopardy contestant!

Episode aired June 25th, 2014

Result: Third Place, $1000

still waiting for my check...


funktopus posted:

Holy poo poo what a weird outcome. You would think that Manny would have known right away, given his military experience (Air Force, right?). What ridiculous guesses.

Apparently, the last guy to win with $1 was a military man himself, back in the early 90s. An Air Force Major, if I remember the story correctly.

Manny said in our FB group that he's gonna frame his copy of the release form we sign after the game stating how much we win, with the "First Place: $1" line prominently displayed. That was good for a laugh.

Also, terrible response last night from Fran. At least the other two were in the ballpark, but Tibet isn't even a country and is landlocked to boot. Too bad, she was doing pretty well, and is apparently Jeopardy's third trans contestant ever. She previously got a mini-profile in the NYT (dunno if it was only online) in a feature about trans individuals before she got the call and it mentioned her aspiring Jeopardy contestant status in the intro writeup as well.

Ein cooler Typ posted:

so if two people tie and lose do they each get the third place prize or what
Fran gets the 2nd place $2000 consolation prize and Carlos the 3rd place $1000 despite having the same amount of money after Final because apparently even in 2nd place, Jeopardy can't have ties anymore. I dunno if this was a rule change added alongside the new no ties after Final one and needing a tiebreaker question, but since they were tied going into Final but Fran was up going into Double Jeopardy, she gets 2nd place. I guess they needed these rules in case a tie ever happened in a tournament or something, but I don't remember them applying it to a regular game for a while now.

Mister Kingdom posted:

Did the guy in the middle say "Weird Al" Yankovich instead of Yankovic?

HookShot posted:

Technically "Yankovich" is the correct pronounciation, it's just not the one Weird Al uses.
As long as it's a potential pronunciation from the spelling, the judges will accept it.

Sir Lemming posted:

They both get Aleve

As in, Aleve of absence from Jeopardy for being terrible

Nice. Doesn't work as well now that Geico is the pre-Final Jeopardy commercial sponsor (with Kelly from the Clue Crew doing the spot instead of Johnny Gilbert), but it's still funny, especially because of Alex Jacob's Final answer a while back to people who remember that.

Speaking of former champs, apparently former ToC contestant Kristin Sausville (who was in the same ToC as Alex Jacob) was on Millionaire these past couple of days. I missed it because lol being able to watch daytime TV, so I dunno how it turned out for her, but if you're interested to see how she did on another game show, give it a watch, I guess.

More interesting Jeopardy stories from FB include a anecdote about Scarlett, the woman who beat Austin Rogers last week, wearing an H&R Block t-shirt to her viewing party, a cheeky foreshadowing of her defeat of Austin to some in the know, referencing the Final Jeopardy question that Ken Jennings lost on, whose correct response is the aforementioned company (he also got free financial services for life from them because of the publicity, IIRC). Nice nod there.

Also, remember Anupama, the Indian lady who flamed out in Double Jeopardy prior to Austin's run and was one prime example amongst the other competitors of how badly most Jeopardy contestants are at sports in that category about NFL Hall of Famers when she thought the Rockies were a football team? The thing that led to a bunch of digital ink spilled about it, most prominently on Deadspin? Apparently, the Rockies recently tweeted her and are sending her a ton of merch because of the publicity she generated with her response, including IOU tickets and a signed photo from Marcus Allen, the HoFer who was in the clue she flubbed so badly, at their stadium. No word from Federer yet though (her contestant story was about Federer being her favorite athlete and going to tennis tournaments to watch him). Well, at least something good came of that!
https://mobile.twitter.com/Rockies/...681585174827008

GhostStalker fucked around with this message at Oct 18, 2017 around 20:48

Colonial Air Force
May 22, 2002

Bombing Redcoats since 1775



How a naval officer doesn't know coastal geography, especially in a region of interest for US operations....

Still, a $1 win is pretty epic.

Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

ARE YOU KIDDING ME

Colonial Air Force
May 22, 2002

Bombing Redcoats since 1775



I take it back. I'm mad at him. He's an idiot.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Sir Lemming posted:

ARE YOU KIDDING ME

Did he want to lose?

KIM JONG TRILL
Nov 29, 2006

GIN AND JUCHE


That may have been the worst bet I've ever seen in Jeopardy.

Mantis42
Jul 26, 2010

Spinning Sufis on their heads
Are hearing tones of wisdom
Devilish women warning
Men of their actions,
Now bring them
To you and me


What a moron.

Ein cooler Typ
Nov 26, 2013
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


I was googling the final jeopardy because I wanted to get the exact numbers to write and angry forums post

and an article came up that said "analyzing the worst Jeopardy game in history". So I clicked on it because obviously it would be about Manny's wagering today

but nope, it was about yesterday's game where he won with $1. which wasn't actually a bad strategy from the other two people who had to wager it all when they were tied

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather


I caught last night's fiasco but missed tonight, can someone give me a quick recap, because I can't believe anybody did any worse

Mantis42
Jul 26, 2010

Spinning Sufis on their heads
Are hearing tones of wisdom
Devilish women warning
Men of their actions,
Now bring them
To you and me


Manny!! was at like 19,000, 2nd place had like 9,600.

2nd place bet 300 and answered correctly.

Manny!! bet 17,000, answered wrong, and lost the game

HookShot
Dec 26, 2005



Mantis42 posted:

Manny!! was at like 19,000, 2nd place had like 9,600.

2nd place bet 300 and answered correctly.

Manny!! bet 17,000, answered wrong, and lost the game

LOL I hate Manny so this is hilarious to me, I haven't watched tonight's show yet.

Soothing Vapors
Mar 26, 2006

plz control u toxic hatsculinity


I liked Manny but goddamn.

GhostStalker
Mar 26, 2010

Jeopardy contestant!

Episode aired June 25th, 2014

Result: Third Place, $1000

still waiting for my check...


Yeah, that was pretty drat bad. Former Teen Tournament contestant Josiah Takang and Ben Ingram, the ToC winner two back (he who beat Arthur Chu and Julia Collins) both considered it one of the worst bets so far on my FB feed. Expecting a lot more when I check tomorrow. I liked Manny, but drat if he didn't mess this one up real bad.

CaligulaKangaroo
Jul 25, 2012


Manny thought he was Austin.

No one is Austin.

Star Man
Jun 1, 2008

A constellation of faces.


CaligulaKangaroo posted:

Manny thought he was Austin.

No one is Austin.

Thank god.

Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

6-letter synonym for "Apex".

What is "Apex"?



I like to think after that they said "screw it, give them Oscar Winners as the final category otherwise nobody will get it"

Tumblr of scotch
Mar 13, 2006

Please, don't be my neighbor.


That wasn't a halberd at all, Jeopardy crew. The shaft and top spike were both way too short. Get it together. Gosh.

Soothing Vapors
Mar 26, 2006

plz control u toxic hatsculinity


brb, dabbing my wounds with mercury

Apex Rogers
Jun 12, 2006

disturbingly functional

Sir Lemming posted:

6-letter synonym for "Apex".

What is "Apex"?

You called?

Colonial Air Force
May 22, 2002

Bombing Redcoats since 1775



Austin "Apex" Rogers

Mantis42
Jul 26, 2010

Spinning Sufis on their heads
Are hearing tones of wisdom
Devilish women warning
Men of their actions,
Now bring them
To you and me


The sound effects added nothing to that category.

Soothing Vapors
Mar 26, 2006

plz control u toxic hatsculinity


I appreciate that they are trying to keep things interesting and innovate new gimmick categories but I hope they never bring back that sound effects category

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Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

Yeah that was the most pointless thing. I doubt Trebek was a fan himself; one of the cues fired while he was reading.

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