History YMMV / Jeopardy

14th Jun '17 10:34:10 PM jameygamer
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** The "answering with a question" format had so wormed its way into the brain of American audiences, as far back as the Fleming era, that practically any other game show that asks trivia will see multiple contestants answer with a question; that show's host may then remind them "this isn't Jeopardy!" with varying degrees of humor or irritation (most notably ''Series/WinBenSteinsMoney'', where offending contestants were forced to wear a dunce cap). This happens even in high school academic quiz bowls, especially since, like ''Jeopardy!'', contestants have to buzz in.

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** The "answering with a question" format had so wormed its way into the brain of American audiences, as far back as the Fleming era, that practically any other game show that asks trivia will see multiple contestants answer with a question; that show's host may then remind them "this isn't Jeopardy!" ''Jeopardy!''" with varying degrees of humor or irritation (most notably ''Series/WinBenSteinsMoney'', where offending contestants were forced to wear a dunce cap). This happens even in high school academic quiz bowls, especially since, like ''Jeopardy!'', contestants have to buzz in.
14th Jun '17 10:33:18 PM jameygamer
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** On February 24, 2015, a number of people in the Washington State area took major offense at a question that referenced the Oso mudslide tragedy. These people were angry that Jeopardy essentially "trivialized" a state tragedy, especially one so recent. However, others feel that these people are just ''way'' too sensitive.

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** On February 24, 2015, a number of people in the Washington State area took major offense at a question that referenced the Oso mudslide tragedy. These people were angry that Jeopardy ''Jeopardy!'' essentially "trivialized" a state tragedy, especially one so recent. However, others feel that these people are just ''way'' too sensitive.
13th Jun '17 7:01:34 PM jameygamer
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** Opera, ballet, or spelling categories, which are almost always saved for last. The dislike for opera as a category got Lampshaded once with an opera themed category that was called "The Dreaded Opera Category".

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** Opera, ballet, or spelling categories, which are almost always saved for last. The dislike for opera as a category got Lampshaded once several times with an opera themed category that was called "The Dreaded Opera Category".Category", "Oh No, It's Opera" or "Uh Oh, Opera".
22nd May '17 11:21:25 AM Premonition45
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** The October 12, 2009 game was the third game for 5-time champion Terry Linwood. However, one of his opponents was Jeff Kirby, who'd previously played on Jeopardy in 1999, even though Trebek-era contestants are not allowed to appear again. The producers hadn't realized this until someone on the show's message board pointed out that ''he was wearing the same tie'' he had worn in his 1999 appearance. Because of this, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes this game's been barred from reruns]] (As for Kirby, he finished in last place after failing Final Jeopardy! but forfeited the $1,000 third place prize).

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** The October 12, 2009 game was the third game for 5-time champion Terry Linwood. However, one of his opponents was Jeff Kirby, who'd previously played on Jeopardy in 1999, even though Trebek-era contestants are not allowed to appear again. The producers hadn't realized this until someone on the show's message board pointed out that ''he was wearing the same tie'' he had worn in his 1999 appearance. Because of this, him, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes this game's been barred from reruns]] (As ([[LaserGuidedKarma As for Kirby, he finished in last place after failing Final Jeopardy! but forfeited Jeopardy!, just like his 1999 appearance, and was denied the $1,000 third place prize). prize because of his ineligibility]]).
21st May '17 9:25:39 PM KoopaKid17
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: From 1992-1996, the categories were displayed on monitors with a broken/shattered glass effect which would be undone when Alex announced their names. Many fans are in agreement that this was the best way to introduce their categories as it was advanced for its time and still looks cool even 20 years they stopped doing it.
16th May '17 10:13:51 PM Premonition45
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** On July 31, 2013, a player on Kids' Week absolutely owned the game to the tune of $66,600. What do people best remember about this episode? One of his opponents was penalized for misspelling [[spoiler: Emancipation Proclamation]] for his Final Jeopardy! response. In the days that followed, angry posts flooded the show's Facebook page, claiming that since children were playing the game, the judges should have been more lenient. Journalists and news websites also chimed in on the issue with the contestant claiming he was robbed because of his spelling error. Never mind that he would've gotten only second place regardless and the controversy over the misspelling completely overshadowed the winner's huge haul. This mess had an impact on the final fate of the Kids' Week games; the next one in December 2014 that got caught up in the Sony hack and exposed a StageMom incident, which upset Trebek, led to the Kids' Week games going the way of the Seniors Tournament, as none have been held since.

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** On July 31, 2013, a player on Kids' Week absolutely owned the game to the tune of $66,600. What do people best remember about this episode? One of his opponents was penalized for misspelling [[spoiler: Emancipation Proclamation]] for his Final Jeopardy! response. In the days that followed, angry posts flooded the show's Facebook page, claiming that since children were playing the game, the judges should have been more lenient. Journalists and news websites also chimed in on the issue with the contestant claiming he was robbed because of his spelling error. Never mind that he would've gotten only second place regardless and the controversy over the misspelling completely overshadowed the winner's huge haul. This mess had an impact on the final fate of the Kids' Week games; the next one in December 2014 that got caught up in the Sony hack and exposed a StageMom incident, which upset Trebek, led to the Kids' Week games going the way of the Seniors Tournament, as none have been held since.since, [[OldShame and the series has all but distanced itself from them]].
16th May '17 4:28:35 PM waystogo
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** On February 24, 2015, a number of people in the Washington State area took major offense at a question that referenced the Oslo mudslide tragedy. These people were angry that Jeopardy essentially "trivialized" a state tragedy, especially one so recent. However, others feel that these people are just ''way'' too sensitive.

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** On February 24, 2015, a number of people in the Washington State area took major offense at a question that referenced the Oslo Oso mudslide tragedy. These people were angry that Jeopardy essentially "trivialized" a state tragedy, especially one so recent. However, others feel that these people are just ''way'' too sensitive.
15th May '17 3:29:27 PM jameygamer
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* OvershadowedByControversy: On July 31, 2013, a player on Kids' Week absolutely owned the game to the tune of $66,600. What do people best remember about this episode? One of his opponents was penalized for misspelling [[spoiler: Emancipation Proclamation]] for his Final Jeopardy! response. In the days that followed, angry posts flooded the show's Facebook page, claiming that since children were playing the game, the judges should have been more lenient. Journalists and news websites also chimed in on the issue with the contestant claiming he was robbed because of his spelling error. Never mind that he would've gotten only second place regardless and the controversy over the misspelling completely overshadowed the winner's huge haul.
** The October 12, 2009 game was the third game for 5-time champion Terry Linwood. However, one of his opponents was Jeff Kirby, who'd previously played on Jeopardy in 1999, even though Trebek-era contestants are not allowed to appear again. The producers hadn't realized this until someone on the show's message board pointed out that ''he was wearing the same tie'' he had worn in his 1999 appearance. Because of this, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes this game's been barred from reruns]].

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* OvershadowedByControversy: OvershadowedByControversy:
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On July 31, 2013, a player on Kids' Week absolutely owned the game to the tune of $66,600. What do people best remember about this episode? One of his opponents was penalized for misspelling [[spoiler: Emancipation Proclamation]] for his Final Jeopardy! response. In the days that followed, angry posts flooded the show's Facebook page, claiming that since children were playing the game, the judges should have been more lenient. Journalists and news websites also chimed in on the issue with the contestant claiming he was robbed because of his spelling error. Never mind that he would've gotten only second place regardless and the controversy over the misspelling completely overshadowed the winner's huge haul.
haul. This mess had an impact on the final fate of the Kids' Week games; the next one in December 2014 that got caught up in the Sony hack and exposed a StageMom incident, which upset Trebek, led to the Kids' Week games going the way of the Seniors Tournament, as none have been held since.
** The October 12, 2009 game was the third game for 5-time champion Terry Linwood. However, one of his opponents was Jeff Kirby, who'd previously played on Jeopardy in 1999, even though Trebek-era contestants are not allowed to appear again. The producers hadn't realized this until someone on the show's message board pointed out that ''he was wearing the same tie'' he had worn in his 1999 appearance. Because of this, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes this game's been barred from reruns]].reruns]] (As for Kirby, he finished in last place after failing Final Jeopardy! but forfeited the $1,000 third place prize).
8th May '17 10:55:28 AM Premonition45
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** When he recaps pre-2003 shows when the 5-win limit was in effect, Keith Williams from The Final Wager sometimes frowns upon the 5-time champions who wagered an extra dollar to cover their opponents rather than simply tying with them and letting them become a champion, since they're not facing them again.
4th May '17 3:13:42 PM Premonition45
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: During the first Final game in the 1992 Tournament of Champions, Alex asked Leszek Pawlowicz (the eventual winner) if there were any previous Jeopardy players that he'd be nervous playing against. Leszek answered Bob Blake, the 1990 TOC winner. In the 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions, both Leszek and Bob lost their Round 1 games, and the players who defeated them, Tad Carithers and John Cuthbertson, respectively, would face one another in Round 2.
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