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11th Apr '16 1:59:31 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The Watson computer made by IBM went on ''Jeopardy!'' to prove its intelligence.
** It won, beating Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, two of the most successful Jeopardy! contestants.

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* The Watson computer made by IBM went on ''Jeopardy!'' to prove its intelligence.
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intelligence. It won, beating Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, two of the most successful Jeopardy! contestants.
11th Apr '16 1:59:02 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* This is one of [[Series/{{Cheers}} Cliff Clavin's]] defining character traits. Comes full circle when he actually ''was'' on ''Jeopardy!'', [[spoiler:but he loses in the final round]].

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* This is ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': one of [[Series/{{Cheers}} Cliff Clavin's]] Clavin's defining character traits. Comes full circle when he actually ''was'' ''is'' on ''Jeopardy!'', [[spoiler:but he loses in the final round]].
6th Feb '16 8:35:34 PM nombretomado
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* This is one of [[{{Cheers}} Cliff Clavin's]] defining character traits. Comes full circle when he actually ''was'' on ''Jeopardy!'', [[spoiler:but he loses in the final round]].

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* This is one of [[{{Cheers}} [[Series/{{Cheers}} Cliff Clavin's]] defining character traits. Comes full circle when he actually ''was'' on ''Jeopardy!'', [[spoiler:but he loses in the final round]].



* One ''ILoveLucy'' episode got kicked off after Ricky proudly announces all the right answers while listening to "Mr. And Mrs. Quiz" on the radio. Lucy then finagles them an invitation to the show, whereupon Ricky admits he was merely at the studio earlier while it was being taped. Naturally, he gets in a oneliner in the process:

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* One ''ILoveLucy'' ''Series/ILoveLucy'' episode got kicked off after Ricky proudly announces all the right answers while listening to "Mr. And Mrs. Quiz" on the radio. Lucy then finagles them an invitation to the show, whereupon Ricky admits he was merely at the studio earlier while it was being taped. Naturally, he gets in a oneliner in the process:



* One episode of ''Series/BigBangTheory'' revealed that [[TheFaceless Mrs.]] [[NoIndoorVoice Wolowitz]] can correctly guess the answers to all ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' puzzles if told the topic and starting letters. As Howard put it:

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* One episode of ''Series/BigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' revealed that [[TheFaceless Mrs.]] [[NoIndoorVoice Wolowitz]] can correctly guess the answers to all ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' puzzles if told the topic and starting letters. As Howard put it:
9th Jan '16 2:03:52 PM StFan
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->'''Quiz Announcer:''' ''Okay, the colors of the Italian flag are Red, White, and what?''\\
'''Bart:''' ''Blue!''\\
'''Homer:''' ''Yellow!''\\
'''Bart:''' ''Orange, Red,''\\
'''Patty:''' ''Green!''\\
'''Homer:''' ''Black, White, Green!''\\
'''Contestant:''' ''Green!''\\
'''Homer:''' ''I was right!''

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->'''Quiz Announcer:''' ''Okay, Okay, the colors of the Italian flag are Red, White, and what?''\\
what?\\
'''Bart:''' ''Blue!''\\
Blue!\\
'''Homer:''' ''Yellow!''\\
Yellow!\\
'''Bart:''' ''Orange, Red,''\\
Orange, Red,\\
'''Patty:''' ''Green!''\\
Green!\\
'''Homer:''' ''Black, Black, White, Green!''\\
Green!\\
'''Contestant:''' ''Green!''\\
Green!\\
'''Homer:''' ''I I was right!''right!






[[folder:Film]]
* DustinHoffman in ''RainMan''.
* MorganFreeman's character in ''TheBucketList''.
* Played with in ''Film/GroundhogDay'': Bill Murray's character had seen that particular episode [[GroundhogDayLoop over and over again]].
** To the point that he's giving the right answers ''before the question has even been revealed''.
* Parodied in ''ShesAllThat'', where the dad gives answers that are obviously wrong.
* In ''Film/{{Diner}}'', Kevin Bacon's character [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wXkItoqHew sits in front of a TV and aggressively snaps out answers to College Bowl questions, marveling at the dim-wittedness of the contestants]].
* Inverted in ''SlumdogMillionaire'', in which doctorate holders do not succeed at the quiz show, while Jamal a moderately intelligent lower-class boy learned most of the anwser from first hand experience.
* ''Film/WhiteMenCantJump'': Later, Gloria appears on the show and becomes a five-day champion.
* One of the old men does this in the "Kick the Can" segment of ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie''.
* Played with in ''Film/{{Saved}}'' where Mary's mother constantly gets the questions wrong throughout the movie until the very end, when she suddenly starts getting them right, and the answers lead her to an epiphany.

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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* DustinHoffman in ''RainMan''.
* MorganFreeman's
In one ''ComicStrip/{{Shoe}}'' comic strip, one character in ''TheBucketList''.
* Played with in ''Film/GroundhogDay'': Bill Murray's character had seen that particular episode [[GroundhogDayLoop over
is watching ''Jeopardy!'' and over again]].
** To the point that he's giving the right answers ''before the question has even been revealed''.
* Parodied in ''ShesAllThat'', where the dad gives answers that are obviously wrong.
* In ''Film/{{Diner}}'', Kevin Bacon's character [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wXkItoqHew sits in front of a TV and aggressively snaps out answers to College Bowl questions, marveling at the dim-wittedness of the contestants]].
* Inverted in ''SlumdogMillionaire'', in which doctorate holders do not succeed at the quiz show, while Jamal a moderately intelligent lower-class boy learned most of the anwser from first hand experience.
* ''Film/WhiteMenCantJump'': Later, Gloria appears on the show and becomes a five-day champion.
* One of the old men does this in the "Kick the Can" segment of ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie''.
* Played with in ''Film/{{Saved}}'' where Mary's mother constantly gets the questions wrong throughout the movie until the very end, when she suddenly starts
getting them right, and all the answers lead her right, but at the end another character leans over and says, "What is 'rerun'?"
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'''s Jason was seen doing this at least once. Frustrated by all the contestants failing
to an epiphany.answer a question and Alex Trebek's condescending response, he points a dart gun at the TV, asking "Who was Alex Trebek?"
* An editorial cartoon from 1987 had then-president Ronald Reagan on ''WheelOfFortune''. The puzzle board was all exposed save for one letter: "GET TO THE _OTTOM OF THE IRAN-CONTRA AFFAIR." Reagan: "Uh...is there a 'Q'?"



[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
%%* Creator/DustinHoffman in ''Film/RainMan''.
%%* Creator/MorganFreeman's character in ''Film/TheBucketList''.
* Played with in ''Film/GroundhogDay'': Bill Murray's character had seen that particular episode [[GroundhogDayLoop over and over again]]. To the point that he's giving the right answers ''before the question has even been revealed''.
* Parodied in ''Film/ShesAllThat'', where the dad gives answers that are obviously wrong.
* In ''Film/{{Diner}}'', Kevin Bacon's character [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wXkItoqHew sits in front of a TV and aggressively snaps out answers to College Bowl questions, marveling at the dim-wittedness of the contestants]].
* Inverted in ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire'', in which doctorate holders do not succeed at the quiz show, while Jamal a moderately intelligent lower-class boy learned most of the anwser from first hand experience.
* ''Film/WhiteMenCantJump'': Later, Gloria appears on the show and becomes a five-day champion.
* One of the old men does this in the "Kick the Can" segment of ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie''.
* Played with in ''Film/{{Saved}}'' where Mary's mother constantly gets the questions wrong throughout the movie until the very end, when she suddenly starts getting them right, and the answers lead her to an epiphany.
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* On ''CougarTown'', Grayson and Ellie are left wondering why Laurie beats them handily at bar trivia. Apparently it's because she watches so much Jeopardy. And she cheats.

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* On ''CougarTown'', ''Series/CougarTown'', Grayson and Ellie are left wondering why Laurie beats them handily at bar trivia. Apparently it's because she watches so much Jeopardy. And she cheats.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In one ''{{Shoe}}'' comic strip, one character is watching ''Jeopardy!'' and getting all the answers right, but at the end another character leans over and says, "What is 'rerun'?"
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'''s Jason was seen doing this at least once. Frustrated by all the contestants failing to answer a question and Alex Trebek's condescending response, he points a dart gun at the TV, asking "Who was Alex Trebek?"
* An editorial cartoon from 1987 had then-president Ronald Reagan on ''WheelOfFortune''. The puzzle board was all exposed save for one letter: "GET TO THE _OTTOM OF THE IRAN-CONTRA AFFAIR." Reagan: "Uh...is there a 'Q'?"
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22nd Nov '15 10:47:17 AM nombretomado
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* FoxTrot's Jason was seen doing this at least once. Frustrated by all the contestants failing to answer a question and Alex Trebek's condescending response, he points a dart gun at the TV, asking "Who was Alex Trebek?"

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* FoxTrot's ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'''s Jason was seen doing this at least once. Frustrated by all the contestants failing to answer a question and Alex Trebek's condescending response, he points a dart gun at the TV, asking "Who was Alex Trebek?"
18th Oct '15 1:20:13 PM nombretomado
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* Him makes ThePowerpuffGirls take their SAT tests as part of the series of riddles he forces them to solve in "Him Diddle Riddle." Bubbles, whose SAT card was penciled in with a pattern of a flower, scored the highest.

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* Him makes ThePowerpuffGirls WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls take their SAT tests as part of the series of riddles he forces them to solve in "Him Diddle Riddle." Bubbles, whose SAT card was penciled in with a pattern of a flower, scored the highest.
13th May '15 11:29:32 AM StFan
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* The ''{{Ultimate X-Men}}'' version of Doug Ramsay got into a private school for mutants due to his smarts, exemplified by his record-breaking streak on ''Jeopardy!''.

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* The ''{{Ultimate X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' version of Doug Ramsay got into a private school for mutants due to his smarts, exemplified by his record-breaking streak on ''Jeopardy!''.
23rd Apr '15 3:13:16 AM TARINunit9
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* ''Jeopardy!'' itself offers an interesting take on the idea. The questions have to be carefully balanced so that they're hard for the contestants, but recognizable for the fans at home. The show has survived so long because it knows that viewers are neither [[ViewersAreMorons morons]] nor [[ViewersAreGeniuses geniuses]]. Nobody is going to get all the answers, but everybody should get at least one.
9th Feb '15 6:33:52 PM MetalSmasher86
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* GSN (formerly Game Show Network) had a series of commercials where people all around the world watch a game show giving the correct answer to a question and ending with a contestant on the show giving a wrong answer, followed by the tagline, "You know you know."
12th Jan '15 9:06:00 PM MoPete
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** It won.

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** It won.won, beating Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, two of the most successful Jeopardy! contestants.
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