History YMMV / Jeopardy

26th Aug '16 10:40:10 AM Twentington
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*** Prior to this season, the Tournament of Champions (and Celebrity Jeopardy!), Teen Tournament, College Championship, and Seniors Tournament were respectively held in the sweeps periods of November, February, May, and July. [[note]]During season 12, tournaments began being shifted to a fluid, irregular schedule, with the Teen and College tournaments switching places, the Seniors Tournament being demoted to December for its final installment, and the first International Tournament debuting that July. Tournaments continue to be booked on a fluid basis, though almost always during the aforementioned sweeps periods.

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*** Prior to this season, the Tournament of Champions (and Celebrity Jeopardy!), Teen Tournament, College Championship, and Seniors Tournament were respectively held in the sweeps periods of November, February, May, and July. [[note]]During season 12, tournaments began being shifted to a fluid, irregular schedule, with the Teen and College tournaments switching places, the Seniors Tournament being demoted to December for its final installment, and the first International Tournament debuting that July. Tournaments continue to be booked on a fluid basis, though almost always during the aforementioned sweeps periods.[[/note]]
26th Aug '16 10:38:35 AM Twentington
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* ReplacementScrappy: Alex was initially perceived as this by fans of the Fleming version due to his stricter hosting style, but over time, fans began to warm up to him more, especially as he toned down his style a bit.
24th Aug '16 12:09:54 AM Twentington
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* TearJerker:
** For the last few months of the Fleming version, the think theme was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rwA3k5CmBc played at a slightly lower pitch]]. This made the music sound more somber; it's as if [[EndOfSeriesAwareness the staff knew the show's days were numbered]].
** 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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* TearJerker:
** For the last few months of the Fleming version, the think theme was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rwA3k5CmBc played at a slightly lower pitch]]. This made the music sound more somber; it's as if [[EndOfSeriesAwareness the staff knew the show's days were numbered]].
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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.
19th Aug '16 3:22:45 PM jameygamer
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** The Teachers Tournament has been seen as this. It has supporters who like tournament play and the respect and praise shown to teachers with the event, but others see the competition as being weaker in general than regular games (even though players are picked from regular play applications), and it takes away a TOC spot from a regular contestant, especially considering that teachers are historically not dominant in regular games or in tournaments. Only Colby Burnett has ever made the semifinals of a TOC among Teachers champions, and only ''one'' Teachers Tournament player (2011 semifinalist Charley Tinkham) has ever had a Coryat score of at least $25,000 in that event.

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** The Teachers Tournament has been seen as this. It has supporters who like tournament play and the respect and praise shown to teachers with the event, but others see the competition as being weaker in general than regular games (even though players are picked from regular play applications), and it takes away a TOC spot from a regular contestant, especially considering that teachers are historically not dominant in regular games or in tournaments. Only Colby Burnett has ever made the semifinals of a TOC among Teachers champions, champions (Burnett went on to win the TOC/$250,000 and become the last contestant chronologically to qualify for the Battle of the Decades as one of at least two undefeated players [[note]] The winner of a TOC that was played before one of the milestone tournaments (the 10th anniversary, the Million Dollar Masters, the Ultimate TOC, and the Battle of the Decades) automatically qualified for the milestone tournament that came up between that TOC and the next TOC [[/note]], and only ''one'' Teachers Tournament player (2011 semifinalist Charley Tinkham) has ever had a Coryat score of at least $25,000 in that event.
19th Aug '16 3:17:01 PM jameygamer
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** June 11, 2012. Final Jeopardy! asked "[[Literature/TheBible Acts 1:13]] says this event occurred in 'an upper room'." They were looking for "The Last Supper", and initially ruled the champion's response of "Pentecost" wrong, but Alex later acknowledged the latter as right in a dubbed-in clip and mentioned that, starting with the next game, his score would be adjusted accordingly. The truth is, there ''is'' no right answer Acts 1:13 makes no mention of any "act" besides the disciples meeting there, and Pentecost doesn't show up until Acts 2. Furthermore, the exact location of the Last Supper is unknown; it is believed to have happened in an upper room simply because that was tradition. Fortunately, this did not affect the outcome, since only two players were present at Final Jeopardy! and the contestant who answered "Pentecost" had a "lock" game.

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** June 11, 2012. Final Jeopardy! asked "[[Literature/TheBible Acts 1:13]] says this event occurred in 'an upper room'." They were looking for "The Last Supper", and initially ruled the champion's response of "Pentecost" wrong, but Alex later acknowledged the latter as right in a dubbed-in clip and mentioned that, starting with the next game, his score would be adjusted accordingly. The truth is, there ''is'' no right answer Acts 1:13 makes no mention of any "act" besides the disciples meeting there, and Pentecost doesn't show up until Acts 2. Furthermore, the exact location of the Last Supper is unknown; it is believed to have happened in an upper room simply because that was tradition. Fortunately, this did not affect the outcome, since only two players were present at Final Jeopardy! and the contestant champion, who answered "Pentecost" "Pentecost", had a "lock" game.
19th Aug '16 3:13:35 PM jameygamer
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** June 11, 2012. Final Jeopardy! asked "[[Literature/TheBible Acts 1:13]] says this event occurred in 'an upper room'." They were looking for [[spoiler:The Last Supper]], and initially ruled the champion's response of [[spoiler:Pentecost]] wrong, but Alex later acknowledged the latter as right in a dubbed-in clip and mentioned that, starting with the next game, his score would be adjusted accordingly. The truth is, there ''is'' no right answer Acts 1:13 makes no mention of any "act" besides the disciples meeting there, and Pentecost doesn't show up until Acts 2. Furthermore, the exact location of the Last Supper is unknown; it is believed to have happened in an upper room simply because that was tradition. Fortunately, this did not affect the outcome, since only two players were present at Final Jeopardy! and the contestant who answered "Pentecost" had a "lock" game.

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** June 11, 2012. Final Jeopardy! asked "[[Literature/TheBible Acts 1:13]] says this event occurred in 'an upper room'." They were looking for [[spoiler:The "The Last Supper]], Supper", and initially ruled the champion's response of [[spoiler:Pentecost]] "Pentecost" wrong, but Alex later acknowledged the latter as right in a dubbed-in clip and mentioned that, starting with the next game, his score would be adjusted accordingly. The truth is, there ''is'' no right answer Acts 1:13 makes no mention of any "act" besides the disciples meeting there, and Pentecost doesn't show up until Acts 2. Furthermore, the exact location of the Last Supper is unknown; it is believed to have happened in an upper room simply because that was tradition. Fortunately, this did not affect the outcome, since only two players were present at Final Jeopardy! and the contestant who answered "Pentecost" had a "lock" game.
17th Aug '16 9:56:05 PM Gimere
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* BaseBreaker:

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11th Aug '16 8:44:12 PM Twentington
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** The "Clue Crew", first introduced in 2001.
** 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. Since the board usually does not get cleared whenever these categories or clues are done, they make one wish the show's staff would coach the celebs to read faster, or make the clues a lot less verbose.
** Kids or Back to School Week games, which not only make the Teen Tournament feel redundant, but include [[ItsEasySoItSucks questions that are too easy, even for that demographic]].

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** The "Clue Crew", first introduced in 2001.
2001. Many dislike the fact that their video clues tend to be overlong and distracting, causing them to become so long-winded that the contestants and viewers both lose track of the clue, or simply because they chew up so much airtime, leaving more potential for clues going unrevealed at the end of the round.
** 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. Since These are similarly hated for dragging down the board usually does not get cleared whenever these categories or game and creating a greater risk of leaving clues are done, they make one wish on the show's staff would coach the celebs to read faster, or make the clues a lot less verbose.
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** Kids or Back to School Week games, which not only make the Teen Tournament feel redundant, but include [[ItsEasySoItSucks questions that are too easy, even for that demographic]].demographic]], or too focused on child-appropriate topics (such as contemporary cartoons, children's literature, tweenage pop music, etc.) to allow older generations to play along.
11th Aug '16 4:49:19 PM KoopaKid17
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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 -- 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. That's more than half of the entire game!
6th Aug '16 8:36:30 AM RobFRules
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* JustHereForGodzilla: This can occur when a superchampion goes on a lengthy run, as casual viewers who don't regularly (or ever) watch ''Jeopardy!'' want to see the dominant champion everyone's talking about. Best exemplified by Ken Jennings' 74 day run in 2006 (to the point where ''Jeopardy!'' started overtaking ''Wheel of Fortune'' in the Nielsen ratings), while any 10+ day champion has had this happen to an extent. As well, it came out late in Matt Jackson's 13 day run in 2015 that advertisers were inquiring about how long he'd win for, so they could buy commercial time during his more-watched games (producers obviously declined, not wanting to leak episode results.)

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* JustHereForGodzilla: This can occur when a superchampion goes on a lengthy run, as many casual viewers who don't regularly (or ever) watch ''Jeopardy!'' want tune in to see the dominant champion everyone's talking about. Best exemplified by Ken Jennings' 74 day run in 2006 2004 (to the point where ''Jeopardy!'' started overtaking ''Wheel of Fortune'' in the Nielsen ratings), while any 10+ day champion has had this happen to an extent. As well, it came out late in Matt Jackson's 13 day run in 2015 that advertisers were inquiring about how long he'd win for, so they could buy commercial time during his more-watched games (producers obviously declined, not wanting to leak episode results.)
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