History Series / Jeopardy

26th Mar '17 11:33:46 AM mbclev
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** January 1, 1986: A woman forgot to phrase her correct Final Jeopardy response in the form of a question, directly costing her the game. This will not happen anymore, because contestants are instructed to write "Who" or "What" before the Final Jeopardy clue is revealed.
25th Mar '17 5:54:18 PM nombretomado
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** The College Championship quarterfinal game on [[http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3305 February 4, 2010]], featured the category "Internet Favorites" with clues about The Evolution of Dance, Keyboard Cat, [[Music/TheLonelyIsland "I'm On A Boat"]], and CharlieTheUnicorn.

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** The College Championship quarterfinal game on [[http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3305 February 4, 2010]], featured the category "Internet Favorites" with clues about The Evolution of Dance, Keyboard Cat, [[Music/TheLonelyIsland "I'm On A Boat"]], and CharlieTheUnicorn.WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn.
17th Mar '17 3:42:42 PM themisterfree
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* ProgressiveJackpot: Used in the 1978 ''Super Jeopardy!'' endgame- $5,000 plus $2,500 per trip, up to $15,000 for the fifth (total of $50,000).

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* ProgressiveJackpot: Used in A somewhat unusual variant was part of the 1978 ''Super Jeopardy!'' endgame- $5,000 would be the amount for winning the first time, plus $2,500 per trip, up to $15,000 for the fifth (total of $50,000).$50,000)- and it grew regardless of whether or not the contestant won that round.
14th Mar '17 6:11:07 PM RobFRules
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** In June 1992, a college student named Matt Weiner was a one day ''Jeopardy!'' champion with $3,799. 14 years later, and now better known as ''MadMen'' creator Matthew Weiner, he returned as a contestant during the May 2016 Power Players Week, winning his game in a runaway and picking up $50,000 for his charity.

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** In June 1992, a college student named Matt Weiner was a one day ''Jeopardy!'' champion with $3,799. 14 24 years later, and now better known as ''MadMen'' creator Matthew Weiner, he returned as a contestant during the May 2016 Power Players Week, winning his game in a runaway and picking up $50,000 for his charity.
14th Mar '17 6:09:52 PM RobFRules
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** In June 1992, a college student named Matt Weiner was a one day ''Jeopardy!'' champion with $3,799. 14 years later, and now better known as ''MadMen'' creator Matthew Weiner, he returned as a contestant during the May 2016 Power Players Week, winning his game in a runaway and picking up $50,000 for his charity.
13th Mar '17 3:05:08 PM mlsmithca
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** The 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions was littered with upsets and dark horse victories in the early rounds. Of the "Nifty Nine" champions that were byed to the second round following their record setting and accomplished prior runs on the show, ''seven'' of them lost their opening game, with only Brad Rutter and Frank Spangenberg advancing to the quarterfinals (and only one other TOC winner, Dan Melia, joining them there.) On the flip side, the UTOC was a great showcase for John Cuthbertson, Chris Miller, and Pam Mueller, who won their own share of upsets on their route to the semifinals, after ending their previous ''Jeopardy!'' runs as semifinalists in their regular [=TOCs=]. Cuthbertson, in particular, impressed many by knocking off TOC winners Bob Verini & Bob Blake, plus TOC finalist Tad Carithers in the first two rounds alone.

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** The 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions was littered with upsets and dark horse victories in the early rounds. Of the "Nifty Nine" champions that were byed to the second round following their record setting and accomplished prior runs on the show, ''seven'' of them lost their opening game, with only Brad Rutter and Frank Spangenberg advancing to the quarterfinals (and only one other TOC winner, Dan Melia, joining them there.) On the flip side, the UTOC was a great showcase for John Cuthbertson, Chris Miller, and Pam Mueller, who won their own share of upsets on their route to the semifinals, after ending their previous ''Jeopardy!'' runs as semifinalists in their regular [=TOCs=]. Cuthbertson, in particular, impressed many by knocking off TOC winners Bob Verini & and Bob Blake, plus TOC finalist Tad Carithers in the first two rounds alone.



** June 2006 5 day champion Celeste [=DiNucci=] definitely knew how to wager from behind during her games, winning her second & final regular games with Final comebacks when her opponents missed and she wagered to stay above them if she did the same. She pulled it off again in the 2007 Tournament of Champions, surging past Jeff Spoeri to force a tiebreaker with Christian Haines in the semifinals (which she won), before one final savvy wager helped her steal the championship from Doug Hicton in the finals, despite his own impressive performance in the second game.

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** June 2006 5 day champion Celeste [=DiNucci=] definitely knew how to wager from behind during her games, winning her second & and final regular games with Final comebacks when her opponents missed and she wagered to stay above them if she did the same. She pulled it off again in the 2007 Tournament of Champions, surging past Jeff Spoeri to force a tiebreaker with Christian Haines in the semifinals (which she won), before one final savvy wager helped her steal the championship from Doug Hicton in the finals, despite his own impressive performance in the second game.



** In ''Jeopardy!'' tournaments with wild cards since (at least) February 2002, all clues are guaranteed to be cleared from the board in every quarterfinal round, no matter what happened during the game beforehand. This is to ensure an even playing field in regards to contestants competing for wild cards, so as not to disadvantage anyone just because their game went a little slower. The possible instigating moment was in game 4 of the 2002 Teen Tournament quarterfinals, where the losing contestants missed the last wild card slot by $807 & $1,207 respectively, and time ran out before the last $1,000 clue could be called in the first round. However, ensuring 100% of clues get revealed can lead to some awkward cuts and edits when the episode airs.

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** In ''Jeopardy!'' tournaments with wild cards since (at least) February 2002, all clues are guaranteed to be cleared from the board in every quarterfinal round, no matter what happened during the game beforehand. This is to ensure an even playing field in regards to contestants competing for wild cards, so as not to disadvantage anyone just because their game went a little slower. The possible instigating moment was in game 4 of the 2002 Teen Tournament quarterfinals, where the losing contestants missed the last wild card slot by $807 & and $1,207 respectively, and time ran out before the last $1,000 clue could be called in the first round. However, ensuring 100% of clues get revealed can lead to some awkward cuts and edits when the episode airs.
12th Mar '17 9:06:44 PM Leaper
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* BlackAndNerdy:
** Colby Burnett, the winner of the November 2012 Teacher's Tournament and the 2013 Tournament of Champions (the only person to win both), as well as a semifinalist in 2014's Battle of the Decades.
** Leonard Cooper, the 2013 Teen Tournament winner and the only tournament finalist in ''Jeopardy!'' history to make a tournament final after losing in the semifinals.
** Matt Jackson, who won 13 games and $411,612 in the fall of 2015, both good for fourth place in all-time regular play championship reigns, and was a finalist in that year's Tournament of Champions.
** Claudia Perry, a 4 day champion in 1997 and 1998 Tournament of Champions semifinalist, who later was invited as a favourite contestant for 2002's Million Dollar Masters, and more than held her own with no less than Bob Verini and Chuck Forrest in the semifinals.
15th Feb '17 1:17:48 PM RobFRules
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** In ''Jeopardy!'' tournaments with wild cards since (at least) February 2002, all clues are guaranteed to be cleared from the board in every quarterfinal round, no matter what happened during the game beforehand. This is to ensure an even playing field in regards to contestants competing for wild cards, so as not to disadvantage anyone just because their game went a little slower. The possible instigating moment was in game 4 of the 2002 Teen Tournament quarterfinals, where the losing contestants missed the last wild card slot by &807 & $1,207 respectively, and time ran out before the last $1,000 clue could be called in the first round. However, ensuring 100% of clues get revealed can lead to some awkward cuts and edits when the episode airs.

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** In ''Jeopardy!'' tournaments with wild cards since (at least) February 2002, all clues are guaranteed to be cleared from the board in every quarterfinal round, no matter what happened during the game beforehand. This is to ensure an even playing field in regards to contestants competing for wild cards, so as not to disadvantage anyone just because their game went a little slower. The possible instigating moment was in game 4 of the 2002 Teen Tournament quarterfinals, where the losing contestants missed the last wild card slot by &807 $807 & $1,207 respectively, and time ran out before the last $1,000 clue could be called in the first round. However, ensuring 100% of clues get revealed can lead to some awkward cuts and edits when the episode airs.
15th Feb '17 1:16:41 PM RobFRules
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** In ''Jeopardy!'' tournaments with wild cards since (at least) February 2002, all clues are guaranteed to be cleared from the board in every quarterfinal round, no matter what happened during the game beforehand. This is to ensure an even playing field in regards to contestants competing for wild cards, so as not to disadvantage anyone just because their game went a little slower. The possible instigating moment was in game 4 of the 2002 Teen Tournament quarterfinals, where the losing contestants missed the last wild card slot by &807 & $1,207 respectively, and time ran out before the last $1,000 clue could be called in the first round. However, ensuring 100% of clues get revealed can lead to some awkward cuts and edits when the episode airs.
10th Feb '17 12:02:18 PM Gosicrystal
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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Averted with IBM computer Watson, who is not connected to the internet (or the outside world in any way) when competing, relying on his data in memory[[note]]Although considering his data memory [[NoExceptYes consisted largely of Wikipedia]]...[[/note]]. It still turned into a CurbStompBattle in short order, however, largely because ComputersAreFast. Ken Jennings himself later [[http://ken-jennings.com/blog/archives/2554 made some suggestions to level the playing field]].

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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Averted with IBM computer Watson, who is not connected to the internet (or the outside world in any way) when competing, relying on his data in memory[[note]]Although considering his data memory [[NoExceptYes [[DistinctionWithoutADifference consisted largely of Wikipedia]]...[[/note]]. It still turned into a CurbStompBattle in short order, however, largely because ComputersAreFast. Ken Jennings himself later [[http://ken-jennings.com/blog/archives/2554 made some suggestions to level the playing field]].
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