History YMMV / Jeopardy

17th Feb '17 4:28:05 PM KoopaKid17
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* StopHavingFunGuys: Some fans have this attitude towards contestants who write down cutesy things during Final Jeopardy!. This most often occurs with the leader in a lock situation although many contestants can't resist the opportunity to give shout-outs to their families or their hometown.
28th Jan '17 9:36:01 AM Twentington
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** Celebrity games usually have this reputation too, due to many of the celebrities failing to take the game seriously -- stereotypically, the celebrity games are constantly dragged down by the players not taking the game seriously, thus leading to constant smartass remarks, ringing in with an "Ooh, I know this, what is it?"-type quip, ego-stroking categories/clues, elongated introductions and interviews to promote the charities being played for, and general buffoonery. The 2006 episodes from Radio City Music Hall made this even worse by having singers perform during Daily Doubles, thus eating up even ''more'' time to the point that as many as '''fifteen''' clues were unplayed in each round.

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** Celebrity games usually have this reputation too, due to many of the celebrities failing to take the game seriously -- too-- stereotypically, the celebrity games are constantly dragged down by the players not taking the game seriously, thus leading to constant smartass remarks, ringing in with an "Ooh, I know this, what is it?"-type quip, ego-stroking categories/clues, elongated introductions and interviews to promote the charities being played for, and general buffoonery. The 2006 episodes from Radio City Music Hall made this even worse by having singers perform during Daily Doubles, thus eating up even ''more'' time to the point that as many as '''fifteen''' clues were unplayed in each round.
12th Jan '17 1:27:22 AM jayharrison
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** 2015 13 day champion Matt Jackson proved to be a base breaker for many of the same reasons as Arthur Chu (ultra-serious demeanor, Forrest bouncing, cutting off Alex), and also attracted negative attention for what some perceived as a creepy smile during introductions (even being parodied on ''Series/TheSoup''.) Conversely, many fans were impressed with his intelligence and strategy (especially given that he was only ''23 years old'' during his appearances), and noted that during interviews and when the game wasn't in progress, he was very kind and respectful. Notably, on one of his episodes, he informed the judges that they had accidentally ruled an incorrect response from him as correct, and so his score was deducted accordingly.

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** 2015 13 day champion Matt Jackson proved to be a base breaker for many of the same reasons as Arthur Chu (ultra-serious demeanor, Forrest bouncing, cutting off Alex), and also attracted negative attention for what some perceived as a creepy smile during introductions (even being parodied on ''Series/TheSoup''.) ''Series/TheSoup''). Conversely, many fans were impressed with his intelligence and strategy (especially given that he was only ''23 years old'' during his appearances), and noted that during interviews and when the game wasn't in progress, he was very kind and respectful. Notably, on one of his episodes, he informed the judges that they had accidentally ruled an incorrect response from him as correct, and so his score was deducted accordingly.



** In the July 29, 2015 show, A question in the category of "Teams That Haven't Won a World Series", mentioned Troy Tulowitzki, a player for the Colorado Rockies, trying to lead his team to a championship. While true at the time of taping, by the time the episode aired on TV, Tulowitzki had been traded to the Toronto Blue Jays [[note]](and, for the record, they have won two World Series titles)[[/note]].

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** In the July 29, 2015 show, A question in the category of "Teams That Haven't Won a [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} World Series", Series]]", mentioned Troy Tulowitzki, a player for the Colorado Rockies, trying to lead his team to a championship. While true at the time of taping, taping[[note]]nothing was displayed mentioning when the episode was taped[[/note]], by the time the episode aired on TV, Tulowitzki had been traded to the Toronto Blue Jays [[note]](and, [[note]](a team that, for the record, they have has won two the World Series titles)[[/note]].twice--1992 and 1993)[[/note]].



** Since the 1997-98 season, any clue or ''whole categories'' of clues read by a celebrity. Almost all of them tend to involve very long clues read '''very''' slowly which gets worse when a Daily Double is hidden there. Many contestants [[GenreSavvy have caught onto these]] which is why they almost always get picked last. These are similarly hated for dragging down the game and creating a greater risk of leaving clues on the board.

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** Since the 1997-98 season, any clue or ''whole categories'' of clues read by a celebrity.celebrity--or worse, given by casts of TV shows where the clues are given in-character. Almost all of them tend to involve very long clues read '''very''' slowly which gets worse when a Daily Double is hidden there. Many contestants [[GenreSavvy have caught onto these]] which is why they almost always get picked last. These are similarly hated for dragging down the game and creating a greater risk of leaving clues on the board.



*** ''Jeopardy!'''s four Power Players Weeks are maligned by some fans even more than regular Celebrity Jeopardy! games, due to what some perceive as generally weaker competition and a relative lack of "star power" (as contestants are usually journalists, pundits, news anchors, and politicians.) There are also fans who dislike Power Players games due to the inclusion of left-leaning and/or right-leaning political figures, on what is otherwise a bipartisan series.

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*** ''Jeopardy!'''s four Power Players Weeks are maligned by some fans even more than regular Celebrity Jeopardy! games, due to what some perceive as generally weaker competition and a relative lack of "star power" (as contestants are usually journalists, pundits, news anchors, and politicians.) There are also fans who dislike Power Players games due to the inclusion of left-leaning and/or right-leaning political figures, on what is otherwise a bipartisan bipartisan/nonpartisan series.
24th Dec '16 5:52:45 PM Twentington
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* TearJerker:
** One year after winning the first ever Tournament of Champions, Jerry Frankel, a musician from Buffalo, New York, died of AIDS.
** In December 2016, contestant Cindy Stowell became the first known contestant to die before her episode aired. On her first episode, she [[spoiler:beat a seven-day champion and would go onto win six games]] despite being visibly ill on-air.
23rd Dec '16 7:28:41 PM KoopaKid17
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** In December 2016, contestant Cindy Stowell became the first known contestant to die before her episode aired. On her first episode, she [[spoiler:beat a seven-day champion and go onto win six games]] despite being visibly ill on-air.

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** In December 2016, contestant Cindy Stowell became the first known contestant to die before her episode aired. On her first episode, she [[spoiler:beat a seven-day champion and would go onto win six games]] despite being visibly ill on-air.
23rd Dec '16 7:22:01 PM KoopaKid17
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** In December 2016, contestant Cindy Stowell became the first known contestant to die before her episode aired. On her first episode, she [[spoiler:beat a seven-day champion]] despite being visibly ill on-air.

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** In December 2016, contestant Cindy Stowell became the first known contestant to die before her episode aired. On her first episode, she [[spoiler:beat a seven-day champion]] champion and go onto win six games]] despite being visibly ill on-air.
14th Dec '16 8:37:55 AM Twentington
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** In December 2016, contestant Cindy Stowell became the first known contestant to die before her episode aired.

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** In December 2016, contestant Cindy Stowell became the first known contestant to die before her episode aired. On her first episode, she [[spoiler:beat a seven-day champion]] despite being visibly ill on-air.
13th Dec '16 6:05:24 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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9th Dec '16 4:52:41 PM Twentington
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** Arthur Chu (2014). His nontraditional, game logic driven method of playing and winning Jeopardy! by choosing questions out of order to fish out Daily Doubles is either a refreshing change of pace in a stale formula, or ruins everything that made Jeopardy! great. About 95% of the people commenting about Arthur Chu on Facebook express outrage and hatred of him. On the other hand, a good chunk of the fanbase on Reddit loves his strategy. And for those who don't mind his strategy (it's also used by savvy players who are facing equally capable foes and especially by some during the Tournament of Champions [[note]]since everyone is an expert player in the tournament, it's beneficial to find the Daily Double just to negate others from using it, much like bonus space defense in ''Scrabble''[[/note]]), Chu also grated due to his lack of contestant courtesy, often speaking over Trebek. Defenders of him often justify this as a way of speeding up gameplay, as many viewers dislike it when clues are left unrevealed on the board due to time running out.

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** Arthur Chu (2014). His nontraditional, game logic driven method of playing and winning Jeopardy! by choosing questions out of order to fish out Daily Doubles is either a refreshing change of pace in a stale formula, or ruins everything that made Jeopardy! great. About 95% of the people commenting about Arthur Chu on Facebook express outrage and hatred of him. On the other hand, a good chunk of the fanbase on Reddit loves his strategy. And for those who don't mind his strategy (it's also used by savvy players who are facing equally capable foes and especially by some during the Tournament of Champions [[note]]since everyone is an expert player in the tournament, it's beneficial to find the Daily Double just to negate others from using it, much like bonus space defense in ''Scrabble''[[/note]]), Chu also grated due to his lack of contestant courtesy, often speaking over Trebek. Defenders of him often justify this as a way of speeding up gameplay, as many viewers dislike it when clues are left unrevealed on the board due to time running out.out (for which slow and/or overly verbose clue-calling is often a culprit).



** 2015 13 day champion Matt Jackson proved to be a base breaker for many of the same reasons as Arthur Chu (ultra-serious demeanor, Forrest bouncing, cutting off Alex), and also attracted negative attention for what some perceived as a creepy smile during introductions (even being parodied on ''TheSoup''.) Conversely, many fans were impressed with his intelligence and strategy (especially given that he was only ''23 years old'' during his appearances), and noted that during interviews and when the game wasn't in progress, he was very kind and respectful. Notably, on one of his episodes, he appealed to the judges that they ruled him correct on a response that was actually wrong, and so his score was adjusted accordingly.

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** 2015 13 day champion Matt Jackson proved to be a base breaker for many of the same reasons as Arthur Chu (ultra-serious demeanor, Forrest bouncing, cutting off Alex), and also attracted negative attention for what some perceived as a creepy smile during introductions (even being parodied on ''TheSoup''.''Series/TheSoup''.) Conversely, many fans were impressed with his intelligence and strategy (especially given that he was only ''23 years old'' during his appearances), and noted that during interviews and when the game wasn't in progress, he was very kind and respectful. Notably, on one of his episodes, he appealed to informed the judges that they had accidentally ruled him correct on a an incorrect response that was actually wrong, from him as correct, and so his score was adjusted deducted accordingly.
8th Dec '16 6:37:30 PM Twentington
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* TearJerker: One year after winning the first ever Tournament of Champions, Jerry Frankel, a musician from Buffalo, New York, died of AIDS.

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One year after winning the first ever Tournament of Champions, Jerry Frankel, a musician from Buffalo, New York, died of AIDS.AIDS.
** In December 2016, contestant Cindy Stowell became the first known contestant to die before her episode aired.
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