History Series / Jeopardy

27th Aug '16 2:34:09 AM morenohijazo
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* PrisonersDilemma: Formerly invoked if contestants were tied for first going into Final Jeopardy! -- their only logical bets are AllOrNothing, depending on how much each trusts the other to bet $0.

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* PrisonersDilemma: Formerly invoked if contestants were tied for first going into Final Jeopardy! -- their only logical bets are AllOrNothing, depending on how much each trusts the other to bet $0. In the best-case scenario, both bet $0 and are declared co-champions regardless of whether they get Final Jeopardy! right or wrong; worst-case scenario is that they both zero out on an incorrect response and the third contestant wins (unless they too bet everything). However, since ties for first place were abolished at the start of Season 31, this can no longer be done without leading to a tiebreaker clue.
24th Aug '16 12:09:22 AM Twentington
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* PrisonersDilemma: Formerly invoked if contestants were tied for first going into Final Jeopardy! -- their only logical bets are AllOrNothing, depending on how much each trusts the other to bet $0.



* PyrrhicVictory: Since consolation prizes were eliminated, a challenger who beats the champion with a final score of less than $1,000 actually ends up taking home the ''least'' money for the day (second place gets $2,000, third gets $1,000, and the champ keeps whatever he/she has already won). However, they do get to come back for another game to try and win more. One notable example was 9 day champion Dan Pawson's 7th game from January 2008, where he won with just ''$200'' after everyone wagered big and missed Final Jeopardy! (which he made up with back to back $7,000 Daily Doubles the next day.

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* PyrrhicVictory: Since consolation prizes were eliminated, a challenger who beats the champion with a final score of less than $1,000 actually ends up taking home the ''least'' money for the day (second place gets $2,000, third gets $1,000, and the champ keeps whatever he/she has already won). However, they do get to come back for another game to try and win more. One notable example was 9 day champion Dan Pawson's 7th game from January 2008, where he won with just ''$200'' after everyone wagered big and missed Final Jeopardy! (which he made up with back to back $7,000 Daily Doubles the next day.day).
19th Aug '16 6:27:39 PM RobFRules
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** ''Celebrity Jeopardy!'' contestants that finished Double Jeopardy! with a negative amount of money originally had their minus erased to give them a score to wager in ''Final'' (i.e., if you finished with -$2,000, you'd be given $2,000, effectively multiplying your post-Double score by -1.) With the exception of an April 2003 game (where Vivica A. Fox was given $500 for ''Final'' despite finishing Double Jeopardy! with ''-$3,200''), this rule remained in place until November 2006, when Martin Short finished below $0 and received $100 to wager in Final. The total was permanently upped to $1,000 for season 26's Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Tournament, much to Wolf Blitzer's benefit after Andy Richter's absolute runaway in game 1.

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** Though ''Celebrity Jeopardy!'' and Power Players Week contestants that finished Double Jeopardy! typically get $1,000 to play with a in ''Final Jeopardy!'' if they finish with no money, the amounts varied prior to 2009 for scores below $0. Many celebrities with negative amount of totals basically had the minus removed from their negative post-Double score (effectively multiplying it by -1), but there are recorded games prior to 2009 where celebrities with negative money originally had their minus erased to give them a score to wager in ''Final'' were spotted even less (i.e., if you finished with -$2,000, you'd be given $2,000, effectively multiplying your post-Double score by -1.) With $500, $100), possibly depending on how the exception of an April 2003 game (where Vivica A. Fox was given $500 for ''Final'' despite finishing Double Jeopardy! with ''-$3,200''), this rule remained in place until November 2006, when Martin Short finished below $0 and received $100 to wager in Final. The total was permanently upped to $1,000 for season 26's Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Tournament, much to Wolf Blitzer's benefit after Andy Richter's absolute runaway in game 1.itself went.



** November 14, 1996: A ''Celebrity Jeopardy!'' game saw just just ''35'' correct responses, with astronaut Buzz Aldrin entering Final Jeopardy! with just $4,200, Brett Butler with nothing after losing all of her money on two incorrect True Daily Doubles in Double Jeopardy!, and Eartha Kitt ending with ''-$2,500'', never getting above ''$300'' during the entire game. Though Brett managed to come back to win in Final Jeopardy! with a single get (as contestants with no money get $1,000 for Final, and Buzz wagered all but $1,200 of his winnings on an incorrect response), all three contestants won the then-minimum prize for celebrity games of $10,000 for their charities.

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** November 14, 1996: A ''Celebrity Jeopardy!'' game saw just just ''35'' correct responses, with astronaut Buzz Aldrin entering Final Jeopardy! with just $4,200, Brett Butler with nothing after losing all of her money on two incorrect True Daily Doubles in Double Jeopardy!, and Eartha Kitt ending with ''-$2,500'', never getting above ''$300'' during the entire game. Though Brett managed to come back to win in Final Jeopardy! with a single get (as contestants with no money typically get $1,000 for Final, Eartha missed, and Buzz wagered all but $1,200 of his winnings on an incorrect response), though all three contestants won the then-minimum prize for celebrity games of $10,000 for their charities.
19th Aug '16 6:16:42 PM RobFRules
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** ''Celebrity Jeopardy!'' contestants that finished Double Jeopardy! with a negative amount of money originally had their minus erased to give them a score to wager in ''Final'' (i.e., if you finished with -$2,000, you'd be given $2,000, effectively multiplying your post-Double score by -1.) With the exception of an April 2003 game (where Vivica A. Fox was given $500 for ''Final'' despite finishing Double Jeopardy! with ''-$3,200''), this rule remained in place until November 2006, when Martin Short finished below $0 and received $100 to wager in Final. The total was permanently upped to $1,000 for season 26's Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Tournament, much to Wolf Blitzer's benefit after Andy Richter's absolute runaway in game 1.



*** Contestants in ''Celebrity Jeopardy!'' who finished ''Double Jeopardy!'' with no money originally had their minus erased to give them money to wager in ''Final'' (i.e., if you finished with -$2,000, you'd be given $2,000, effectively multiplying your post-''Double'' score by -1.) With the exception of an April 2003 game (where Vivica A. Fox was given $500 for ''Final'' despite finishing ''Double Jeopardy!'' with ''-$3,200''), this rule remained in place until November 2006, when Martin Short finished in the red and received $100 to wager in Final. The total was permanently upped to $1,000 for season 26's Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Tournament, much to Wolf Blitzer's benefit after Andy Richter's absolute runaway in game 1.
19th Aug '16 6:13:18 PM RobFRules
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*** Contestants in ''Celebrity Jeopardy!'' who finished ''Double Jeopardy!'' with no money originally had their minus erased to give them money to wager in ''Final'' (i.e., if you finished with -$2,000, you'd be given $2,000, effectively multiplying your post-''Double'' score by -1.) With the exception of an April 2003 game (where Vivica A. Fox was given $500 for ''Final'' despite finishing ''Double Jeopardy!'' with ''-$3,200''), this rule remained in place until November 2006, when Martin Short finished in the red and received $100 to wager in Final. The total was permanently upped to $1,000 for season 26's Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Tournament, much to Wolf Blitzer's benefit after Andy Richter's absolute runaway in game 1.
This rule was changed at some point between May 2009 and April 2003, initially giving celebrities in the red a flat $500 for ''Final''
12th Aug '16 10:30:37 PM Twentington
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: September 18, 2013 had a category based on fetus development, which featured The Clue Crew's Sarah Whitcomb delivering clues on the baby she was actually pregnant with at the time.
6th Aug '16 2:59:43 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** On [[http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3171 October 12, 2009]], one of the contestants was Jeff Kirby, who originally appeared on the show in December 1999. As stated at GameShowWinningsCap, Trebek-era contestants are not allowed to appear again, but Jeff [[TheyJustDidntCare somehow]] got through the audition process. He didn't get caught until someone on the show's message board pointed out that he was wearing ''the same tie'' he had worn in his 1999 appearance. (Either he has a spectacularly limited wardrobe, or he was thumbing his nose at the powers that be.) What makes him fit into this trope? He finished in third place on both shows (and of course, was denied the $1,000 third-place winnings from his 2009 episode).

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** On [[http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3171 October 12, 2009]], one of the contestants was Jeff Kirby, who originally appeared on the show in December 1999. As stated at GameShowWinningsCap, Trebek-era contestants are not allowed to appear again, but Jeff [[TheyJustDidntCare somehow]] somehow got through the audition process. He didn't get caught until someone on the show's message board pointed out that he was wearing ''the same tie'' he had worn in his 1999 appearance. (Either he has a spectacularly limited wardrobe, or he was thumbing his nose at the powers that be.) What makes him fit into this trope? He finished in third place on both shows (and of course, was denied the $1,000 third-place winnings from his 2009 episode).
6th Aug '16 8:57:50 AM RobFRules
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** Averted in the 2015 Tournament of Champions quartertfinals, where 5 day champion (and eventual wild card semifinalist) John Schultz accidentally ''broke'' his signaling device early in the ''Jeopardy!'' round (a tale he recounted on Twitter.) Once brought to attention, his signaling device was replaced, the clues where John couldn't ring in were re-shot, and the final episode aired as if nothing happened.

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** Averted in the 2015 Tournament of Champions quartertfinals, quarterfinals, where 5 day champion (and eventual wild card semifinalist) John Schultz accidentally ''broke'' his signaling device early in the ''Jeopardy!'' round (a tale he recounted on Twitter.) Once brought to attention, his signaling device was replaced, the clues where John couldn't ring in were re-shot, and the final episode aired as if nothing happened.
6th Aug '16 8:57:32 AM RobFRules
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** Averted in the 2015 Tournament of Champions quartertfinals, where 5 day champion (and eventual wild card semifinalist) John Schultz accidentally ''broke'' his signaling device early in the ''Jeopardy!'' round (a tale he recounted on Twitter.) Once brought to attention, his signaling device was replaced, the clues where John couldn't ring in were re-shot, and the final episode aired as if nothing happened.
4th Aug '16 8:45:14 AM RobFRules
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** 1990 Tournament of Champions winner Bob Blake was the winningest ''Jeopardy!'' contestant in regular play throughout the 1990s, but fan favourite champion Frank Spangenberg (a losing semifinalist that year) has been far more recognizable since, with the transit cop appearing in all 5 of the show's reunion tournaments compared to just 2 for Bob.

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** 1990 Tournament of Champions winner Bob Blake was the winningest ''Jeopardy!'' contestant in regular play career earnings throughout the 1990s, but fan favourite champion Frank Spangenberg (a losing semifinalist that year) has been far more recognizable since, with the transit cop appearing in all 5 of the show's reunion tournaments compared to just 2 for Bob.
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