History Funny / JEOPARDY

2nd Feb '16 12:13:51 AM Green_lantern40
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* Circa 1972: Gene Shalit tackles a Daily Double in a...unique way. [[note]](Seen on the 1975 Creator/{{NBC}} GrandFinale, its origin is unknown and possibly destroyed.)[[/note]]
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* Circa 1972: Gene Shalit tackles a Daily Double in a...unique way. [[note]](Seen on the 1975 Creator/{{NBC}} GrandFinale, its origin original episode is unknown and possibly destroyed.)[[/note]]
7th Jan '16 5:19:47 PM IncoG5nito
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Video game adaptations
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[[folder:Video game adaptations]] * Some of the contestant sprites on the oldest platforms, especially when they get questions wrong. The MS-DOS version has a raggedy old lady that ''slams her head down on the podium''. * Computer players on the NES port will occasionally buzz in and [[SymbolSwearing very rapidly type a bunch of punctuation marks on the screen.]] [[note]]However, the gibberish will frequently take the form of the correct question with two or three of the actual letters in place - this could actually help the human player(s) come up with the right response.[[/note]] [[/folder]]
10th Dec '15 2:52:28 PM Andrew_Maltani
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* November 17, 2015: On this Tournament of Champions semi-finals game, everyone got stumped on Final Jeopardy. While two of the contestants tried to answer, the other said, "What is Aleve", a reference to the Aleve ads that always run before Final Jeopardy which, to add to the humor, do not run during tournaments.
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* November 17, 2015: On [[http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=5100 this Tournament of Champions semi-finals game, game]], everyone got stumped on Final Jeopardy. While two of the contestants tried to answer, the other Alex Jacob said, "What is Aleve", a reference to the Aleve ads that always run before Final Jeopardy which, to add to the humor, do not run during tournaments.
7th Dec '15 2:02:34 PM AjWargo
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** ...and he, after revealing the correct answer, says to the auidence, "Don't they always do that?"
17th Nov '15 4:35:09 PM finalsurvivor1
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* November 17, 2015: On this Tournament of Champions semi-finals game, everyone got stumped on Final Jeopardy. While two of the contestants tried to answer, the other said, "What is Aleve", a reference to the Aleve ads that always run before Final Jeopardy which, to add to the humor, do not run during tournaments.
17th Nov '15 5:16:27 AM Gimere
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-->'''[[GameShowHost Alex Trebek]]:''' In the category of Know Your Tropes the members of [[ThisVeryWiki TV Tropes]] use this term for the biggest examples of humor they can find on a particular entity or series.\\
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-->'''[[GameShowHost Alex Trebek]]:''' -->'''Creator/AlexTrebek:''' In the category of Know Your Tropes the members of [[ThisVeryWiki TV Tropes]] use this term for the biggest examples of humor they can find on a particular entity or series.\\

'''Alex:''' (''looks off-camera'') ...Crowning Moments of Funny or Funny Moments, yes. (''applause'') Well done, the True Daily Double paid off! Select again.
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'''Alex:''' (''looks off-camera'') ...Crowning Moments of Funny or Funny Moments, SugarWiki/FunnyMoments, yes. (''applause'') Well done, the True Daily Double paid off! Select again.

** At least one contestant has omitted the "What is" before "''WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf''" when that title has been given as a response.
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** At least one contestant has omitted the "What is" before "''WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf''" ''Literature/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'' when that title has been given as a response.

* November 10, 2005: The Final Jeopardy! category "Billboard Magazine" had this clue: "Launched in 2004, Billboard's first Top 20 chart for these included 'My Boo', the 'Halloween' theme & 'Ice Ice Baby.'" One contestant wrote down "What is the Worst Songs Ever?"[[note]](The correct response is "ringtones.")[[/note]]
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* November 10, 2005: The Final Jeopardy! category "Billboard Magazine" had this clue: "Launched in 2004, Billboard's first Top 20 chart for these included 'My Boo', the 'Halloween' theme & 'Ice Ice Baby.'" One contestant wrote down "What "[[TakeThat What is the Worst Songs Ever?"[[note]](The Ever?]]"[[note]](The correct response is "ringtones.")[[/note]]

* The ObligatoryJoke (unintentional or not) on May 1, 2007: The Final Jeopardy! answer was, "This character was mentioned in the first line of ''Literature/AtlasShrugged''." Fortunately, one of the contestants correctly gave the question as, "[[CatchPhrase Who is John Galt?]]", and AynRand fans around the country sighed, "IAlwaysWantedToSayThat..."
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* The ObligatoryJoke (unintentional or not) on May 1, 2007: The Final Jeopardy! answer was, "This character was mentioned in the first line of ''Literature/AtlasShrugged''." Fortunately, one of the contestants correctly gave the question as, "[[CatchPhrase Who is John Galt?]]", and AynRand Creator/AynRand fans around the country sighed, "IAlwaysWantedToSayThat..."

* October 15, 2009: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar got his own line from ''{{Airplane}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h03QVlrwI_s wrong]] on a celebrity game. * April 7, 2010: Upon getting a Daily Double, one contestant said "I've always wanted to say this, Alex I'd like to buy a vowel. Err, I'd like to make it a True Daily Double." Cue the DeathGlare from Trebek. Then the contestant ''fails'' the clue ("The past tense of a word meaning 'to strike', from Literature/TheBible"; he said "smat" instead of "smote"), which Trebek attributed to divine retribution.
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* October 15, 2009: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar got his own line from ''{{Airplane}}'' ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h03QVlrwI_s wrong]] on a celebrity game. * April 7, 2010: Upon getting a Daily Double, one contestant said "I've always wanted to say this, Alex I'd like to buy a vowel. Err, I'd like to make it a True Daily Double." Cue the DeathGlare from Trebek. Then the contestant ''fails'' ''misses'' the clue Daily Double ("The past tense of a word meaning 'to strike', from Literature/TheBible"; he said "smat" instead of "smote"), which Trebek attributed to divine retribution.

'''Watson:''' What is HowTastyWasMyLittleFrenchman?
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'''Watson:''' What is HowTastyWasMyLittleFrenchman?''How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman''?

* June 15, 2011: "Ruta Lee and Elaine Stewart rolled the giant dice on this game show. Whatever happened to that debonair fellow?" Cue pic of Trebek on the [[spoiler:''HighRollers'']] set, audience laughter at Alex's ad-lib, then groans when nobody rings in.
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* June 15, 2011: "Ruta Lee and Elaine Stewart rolled the giant dice on this game show. Whatever happened to that debonair fellow?" Cue pic of Trebek on the [[spoiler:''HighRollers'']] [[spoiler:''Series/HighRollers'']] set, audience laughter at Alex's ad-lib, then groans when nobody rings in.

* March 7, 2012: A category is "Lyrics of the Artist", so we get to hear Alex read [[{{Rihanna}} Umbrella]] and [[JustinTimberlake Sexy Back]].
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* March 7, 2012: A category is "Lyrics of the Artist", so we get to hear Alex read [[{{Rihanna}} [[Music/{{Rihanna}} Umbrella]] and [[JustinTimberlake [[Music/JustinTimberlake Sexy Back]].

* December 7, 2012: Alex tries [[WEsternAnimation/TheSimpsons Nelson Muntz]]'s "Haw haw!" and [[http://telly.com/07ZTS fails spectacularly.]]
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* December 7, 2012: Alex tries [[WEsternAnimation/TheSimpsons [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Nelson Muntz]]'s "Haw haw!" and [[http://telly.com/07ZTS fails spectacularly.]]

** 1980s Alex looking and acting a whole lot like he did on ''HighRollers''.
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** 1980s Alex looking and acting a whole lot like he did on ''HighRollers''.''High Rollers''.

* January 6, 2014: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WmMqi5PTt0 Alex Trebek raps (well, tries to anyway)]]
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* January 6, 2014: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WmMqi5PTt0 Alex Trebek raps (well, tries to anyway)]]anyway)]].
20th Sep '15 7:02:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* September 16, 2015: In another Saturday Night Live reference, a stumped Final Jeopardy! contestant gets Alex to say [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA0opyyxzPM "Turd Ferguson"]], and bless his heart, he does so with a straight face. He's ''not'' so steadfast that the actual answer is [[Film/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut "Blame Canada"]]...
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* September 16, 2015: In another Saturday Night Live reference, a stumped Final Jeopardy! contestant gets Alex to say [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA0opyyxzPM "Turd Ferguson"]], and bless his heart, he does so with a straight face. He's ''not'' so steadfast that the actual answer is [[Film/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut [[WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut "Blame Canada"]]...
18th Sep '15 6:59:59 AM Yoshiman400
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* September 16, 2015: In another Saturday Night Live reference, a stumped Final Jeopardy! contestant gets Alex to say [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA0opyyxzPM "Turd Ferguson"]], and bless his heart, he does so with a straight face. He's ''not'' so steadfast that the actual answer is [[Film/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut "Blame Canada"]]...
7th Sep '15 9:39:22 PM NotThisThing
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* February 12, 2013: After an incredibly gutsy Daily Double, Leonard Cooper is leading going into Final Jeopardy! at the end of the Teen Tournament. The clue: "On June 6, 1994, he said, 'The eyes of the world are upon you.'" Leonard wrote down "Who is some guy in Normandy? But I just won $75,000!"
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* February 12, 2013: After an incredibly gutsy Daily Double, Leonard Cooper is leading going into Final Jeopardy! at the end of the Teen Tournament. The clue: "On June 6, 1994, 1944, he said, 'The eyes of the world are upon you.'" Leonard wrote down "Who is some guy in Normandy? But I just won $75,000!"
23rd Jun '15 9:53:14 AM Julia1984
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* May 1, 2007: The Final Jeopardy! answer was, "This character was mentioned in the first line of ''Literature/AtlasShrugged''." Fortunately, one of the contestants correctly gave the question as, "[[CatchPhrase Who is John Galt?]]", and AynRand fans around the country sighed, "IAlwaysWantedToSayThat..." Cross off that ObligatoryPun.
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* The ObligatoryJoke (unintentional or not) on May 1, 2007: The Final Jeopardy! answer was, "This character was mentioned in the first line of ''Literature/AtlasShrugged''." Fortunately, one of the contestants correctly gave the question as, "[[CatchPhrase Who is John Galt?]]", and AynRand fans around the country sighed, "IAlwaysWantedToSayThat..." Cross off that ObligatoryPun."
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