History Series / Jeopardy

21st Sep '17 10:56:28 AM fruitstripegum
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* CrosswordPuzzle: A recurring category is "Crossword Clues [letter]", where the clues are phrased as crossword puzzle clues (e.g. Object that you might find hanging around TV Tropes (9).[[labelnote:Response]]What is a lampshade?[[/labelnote]]).

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* CrosswordPuzzle: A recurring category is "Crossword Clues [letter]", where the clues are phrased as crossword puzzle clues (e.g. Object that you might find hanging around TV Tropes around (9).[[labelnote:Response]]What is a lampshade?[[/labelnote]]).



* DownToTheLastPlay: Unless there's a runaway leader that can't be caught, Final Jeopardy! is this by design.


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* DownToTheLastPlay: Unless there's a runaway leader that can't be caught, Final Jeopardy! is this by design.
19th Aug '17 2:45:25 PM mlsmithca
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** At least twice during Ken's run, a contestant wrote some variation on "What is Whatever Ken Wrote Down?", which also occurred during ''Sports Jeopardy!'' champion Vinny Varadarajan's ninth win. A couple others have written variants of "What is I have no idea?"
*** Double subverted on Ken's 64th game. The middle contestant wrote "See next podium" with an arrow, only to point to the one on the right from the audience's point of view. It turned out that the contestant on the right gave a correct response while Ken did not, although Ken won anyway in a runaway.

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** At least twice during Ken's run, a contestant wrote some variation on "What is Whatever Ken Wrote Down?", which also occurred during ''Sports Jeopardy!'' champion Vinny Varadarajan's ninth win. A couple others have written variants of "What is I have no idea?"
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idea?" Double subverted on Ken's 64th game. The middle contestant wrote "See next podium" with an arrow, only to point to the one on the right from the audience's point of view. It turned out that the contestant on the right gave a correct response while Ken did not, although Ken won anyway in a runaway.



** 2015 ''Sports Jeopardy!'' 15-day champion Vinny Varadarajan made a habit of this on his ''Final'' responses during may of his runaway wins, especially as he was playing for points and had already sewn up the $5,000 winners prize in these games. Among the highlights:
*** "What is Kcirtap Nad?" (trying to send host Dan Patrick to another dimension, though he too didn't get the reference), "Who are two people who have never been in my kitchen?" (referencing Cliff Clavin's ''Final'' response on ''Cheers''), "Who is the freeway I got stuck on today I really hate!" (he used ''Final'' as a platform to vent over being stuck on California's Interstate 405 that day, fittingly wagering $405), "What is IDK my BFF Jill?" (referencing a popular 2007 Cingular Wireless commercial), and "What is I award you this # of points, & may Dan have mercy on my soul" (referencing a line from the principal during the game show climax of ''BillyMadison''.)

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** 2015 ''Sports Jeopardy!'' 15-day champion Vinny Varadarajan made a habit of this on his ''Final'' responses during may of his runaway wins, especially as he was playing for points and had already sewn up the $5,000 winners prize in these games. Among the highlights:
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highlights: "What is Kcirtap Nad?" (trying to send host Dan Patrick to another dimension, though he too didn't get the reference), "Who are two people who have never been in my kitchen?" (referencing Cliff Clavin's ''Final'' response on ''Cheers''), "Who is the freeway I got stuck on today I really hate!" (he used ''Final'' as a platform to vent over being stuck on California's Interstate 405 that day, fittingly wagering $405), "What is IDK my BFF Jill?" (referencing a popular 2007 Cingular Wireless commercial), and "What is I award you this # of points, & may Dan have mercy on my soul" (referencing a line from the principal during the game show climax of ''BillyMadison''.''Film/BillyMadison''.)



** The "[[JustForFun/XMeetsY Wheel of Jeopardy!]]" category. They show a partially-solved ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' puzzle and give a clue about the answer on the board.
*** And in April 2013, the category "I'd like to solve the puzzle... fast!" had more detailed clues but very few letters revealed in each more difficult puzzle (such as Q[[spoiler:UET]]Z[[spoiler:ALCOATL]]).

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** The "[[JustForFun/XMeetsY Wheel of Jeopardy!]]" category. They show a partially-solved ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' puzzle and give a clue about the answer on the board.
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board. And in April 2013, the category "I'd like to solve the puzzle... fast!" had more detailed clues but very few letters revealed in each more difficult puzzle (such as Q[[spoiler:UET]]Z[[spoiler:ALCOATL]]).



** One contestant is obviously a ''Family Guy'' fan, as he wrote down "Who is Kebert Xela?" for his Final ''Jeopardy!'' response. (Also an example of OffTheRails, since he went into Final Jeopardy! with only $1 thanks to a Daily Double gone wrong.)
*** One category during the 2015 Teacher's Tournament was "Two D's and an F".

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** One contestant is obviously a ''Family Guy'' fan, as he wrote down "Who is Kebert Xela?" for his Final ''Jeopardy!'' response. (Also an example of OffTheRails, since he went into Final Jeopardy! with only $1 thanks to a Daily Double gone wrong.)
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) One category during the 2015 Teacher's Tournament was "Two D's and an F".
19th Aug '17 1:04:34 AM Twentington
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** November 23, 1995: In game one of the Tournament of Champions finals, Los Angeles paralegal David Siegel forgot to phrase a correct Daily Double response worth $800 in the form of a question. This mistake would later prove costly, because Siegel lost to tournament champion Ryan Holznagel by $1301, less than the $1600 turnaround that would have occurred had Siegel not made that mistake.
18th Aug '17 12:32:16 PM Twentington
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** Dave Mustaine of Music/{{Megadeth}}. The first video is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnEeltcdnns here.]]. Like Mark above, he has an ''incredible'' knowledge of music (fellow contestant Moon Unit Zappa even comments at one point "How do you even ''know'' that?"). Any fan of Megadeth would know Dave is an incredibly intelligent person, but anyone who just saw him as some kind of dumb metal guy would probably be surprised how he runs away with the game.

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** Dave Mustaine of Music/{{Megadeth}}. The first video is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnEeltcdnns here.]]. Like Mark above, he has an ''incredible'' knowledge of music (fellow contestant Moon Unit Zappa even comments at one point "How do you even ''know'' that?"). Any fan of Megadeth would know Dave is an incredibly intelligent person, but anyone who just saw him as some kind of dumb metal guy would probably be surprised how he runs away with the game.
17th Aug '17 11:06:15 AM MTMondak7101985
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*** June 17, 2015 (Sports Jeopardy!): "Retired Yankee Number Math". Again, ''no one even rang in'' for the entire category! Following the end of the round, host Dan Patrick ordered the writers and researchers to never do such a category ever again.

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*** June 17, 2015 (Sports Jeopardy!): (''Sports Jeopardy!''): "Retired Yankee Number Math". Again, ''no one even rang in'' for the entire category! Following the end of the round, host Dan Patrick ordered the writers and researchers to never do such a category ever again.



** Since winning her five games in December 2007, Cora Peck has gone 0-4, losing in her attempt to win her sixth game, in the quarterfinals and semifinals in the 2009 Tournament of Champions (she was a wildcard semifinalist), and on Sports Jeopardy! in 2015, when she overwagered in a lock situation.

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** Since winning her five games in December 2007, Cora Peck has gone 0-4, losing in her attempt to win her sixth game, in the quarterfinals and semifinals in the 2009 Tournament of Champions (she was a wildcard semifinalist), and on Sports Jeopardy! ''Sports Jeopardy!'' in July 2015, when she overwagered in a lock situation.



** A pair of College Champions have won that event near their alma maters during the years when it took road trips away from the main studio. 1999 College Champion Carolyn Cracraft (a then-junior at The University of Chicago) won that year's tournament in nearby Rosemont, Illinois, while 2007 College Champion Cliff Galiher (a then-sophomore at UCLA) won his tournament while on the campus of the nearby University of Southern California.

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** A pair of College Champions have won that event near their alma maters during the years when it took road trips away from the main studio. 1999 College Champion Carolyn Cracraft (a then-junior at The University of Chicago) won that year's tournament in nearby Rosemont, Illinois, while 2007 College Champion Cliff Galiher (a then-sophomore at UCLA) won his tournament while on the campus of the nearby rival University of Southern California.
16th Aug '17 6:57:33 PM MTMondak7101985
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** Since winning her five games in December 2007, Cora Peck has gone 0-4, losing in her attempt to win her sixth game, in the quarterfinals and semifinals in the 2009 Tournament of Champions (she was a wildcard semifinalist), and on Sports Jeopardy! in 2015, when she overwagered in a lock situation.
16th Aug '17 6:33:41 PM MTMondak7101985
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*** June 17, 2015 (Sports Jeopardy!): "Retired Yankee Number Math". Again, ''no one even rang in'' for the entire category!

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*** June 17, 2015 (Sports Jeopardy!): "Retired Yankee Number Math". Again, ''no one even rang in'' for the entire category!category! Following the end of the round, host Dan Patrick ordered the writers and researchers to never do such a category ever again.
16th Aug '17 6:22:49 PM MTMondak7101985
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*** June 17, 2015 (Sports Jeopardy!): "Retired Yankee Number Math".
*** April 13, 2016: "Central American Capitals". Again, ''no one even rang in'' for the entire category!
*** December 9, 2016: "Civil War Literature". Third one where nobody even bothered to ring in.

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*** June 17, 2015 (Sports Jeopardy!): "Retired Yankee Number Math".
Math". Again, ''no one even rang in'' for the entire category!
*** April 13, 2016: "Central American Capitals". Again, ''no Third one where nobody even rang in'' for the entire category!
bothered to ring in.
*** December 9, 2016: "Civil War Literature". Third Fourth one where nobody even bothered to ring in.
16th Aug '17 6:06:02 PM MTMondak7101985
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*** June 17, 2015 (Sports Jeopardy!): "Retired Yankee Number Math", with a Daily Double.

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*** June 17, 2015 (Sports Jeopardy!): "Retired Yankee Number Math", with a Daily Double.Math".



*** However, it should be noted that the "British Art & Artists", "Give the Order", "CIA Directors", "[=McWriters=]", "Canadian Cities", and "Central American Capitals" categories each included a Daily Double, so one of the other two contestants could have given a correct response in any case. Still...

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*** However, it should be noted that the "British Art & Artists", "Give the Order", "CIA Directors", "[=McWriters=]", "Canadian Cities", "Retired Yankee Number Math" and "Central American Capitals" categories each included a Daily Double, so one of the other two contestants could have given a correct response in any case. Still...
16th Aug '17 5:57:45 PM MTMondak7101985
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*** June 17, 2015 (Sports Jeopardy!): "Retired Yankee Number Math", with a Daily Double.
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