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by Spiny Norman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 3226

Re: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was at the taping to root for Monya. She is a personal friend from O'Briens Pub Quiz. If she had taken the DDs in the opposite order, she would have won the game. I thought she played a good game, but luck was against her. Re: the golf-themed categories in single Jeopardy round - Alex introduced t...
by Spiny Norman
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/6/20 week
Replies: 28
Views: 2876

Re: FJs for the 1/6/20 week

Odd coincidence that Buck Henry, who wrote the script for the film version of Catch-22, died two days after it was the Final J! answer.
by Spiny Norman
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/2/19 week
Replies: 24
Views: 2813

Re: FJs for the 12/2/19 week

I knew that Rudolph was written by an ad man whose last name is the same as mine (no relation afaik). So I guessed Rudolph for the Christmas song based on that.

I did however give some consideration to Mr. Hankey The Christmas Poo. :D
by Spiny Norman
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 117
Views: 13060

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

The big question - who is putting up the $1.5M purse? ABC? I don't think it will be Consumer Cellular. ABC will be able to sell the ad spots for this event at a premium, but enough of a premium to pay off for them? This may be like the World Series, where they make audience guarantees to the advert...
by Spiny Norman
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 117
Views: 13060

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

The big question - who is putting up the $1.5M purse? ABC? I don't think it will be Consumer Cellular. ABC will be able to sell the ad spots for this event at a premium, but enough of a premium to pay off for them? This may be like the World Series, where they make audience guarantees to the adverti...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 131
Views: 29689

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

I was in the studio today to watch a taping of shows that will air November 18-20. Alex was very open about his health condition as he bantered with the audience and took their questions. He said that one of the side effects of the chemo so far is that his vision has changed. He sees better at a dis...
by Spiny Norman
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Audition rules clarification
Replies: 11
Views: 1602

Re: Audition rules clarification

Send a note to the contestant coordinator email address. Explain your situation and ask them if you should take the test. That's what I did in 2018 when my 18 months ran out a week or two after the online test was scheduled. They told me to skip the online test. I did. They still did not call me to...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Audition rules clarification
Replies: 11
Views: 1602

Re: Audition rules clarification

Send a note to the contestant coordinator email address. Explain your situation and ask them if you should take the test. That's what I did in 2018 when my 18 months ran out a week or two after the online test was scheduled. They told me to skip the online test. I did. They still did not call me to ...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 438
Views: 77741

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Los Angeles, September 10. I hope that the 4th time is the charm.
by Spiny Norman
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 36 Changes & Predictions
Replies: 113
Views: 16035

Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Johnny Gilbert must be stepping down sometime soon. Next week he turns 95. I expect that Kelly will take over for Johnny when he retires.
by Spiny Norman
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 438
Views: 77741

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Jeopardy.com is now accepting requests for audience tickets for Monday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 23. First taping days for season 36?

Edit - whoops, I should have found the Season 36 thread which would have answered my question.
by Spiny Norman
Fri May 10, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 844
Views: 201890

Re: J! in the Media

I don't think I have seen either of these stories posted here yet. ABC's Nightline did a story two weeks ago on James which includes interviews with several J! alumni at O'Briens Pub Quiz and video of many others. How many can you identify? https://youtu.be/av9y7dkMHDY Also Jackie Fuchs wrote a stor...
by Spiny Norman
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 438
Views: 77741

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Los Angeles 41.

When will they be back in studio to start taping season 36? July sometime? They must take some part of the next 8-10 weeks for auditions. Fingers crossed that I get another chance after 2 unsuccessful auditions. Maybe 3rd time will be the charm for me.
by Spiny Norman
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: RIP Charles Van Doren
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: RIP Charles Van Doren

Team name at trivia last night - Herb Stempel Finally Wins
by Spiny Norman
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 97
Views: 11912

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Though not yet discussed in this thread, the J! execs must also be thinking of a replacement for Johnny Gilbert. I think a member of the Clue Crew is most likely to take over that role. In fact, both Sarah and Kelly do the live intros for the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday games at tapings now. Johnn...
by Spiny Norman
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 5123

Re: Friday, March 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anyone do the NYT crossword? One of the answers in the Jeopardy round was a prominent part of the puzzle this past Sunday. I love serendipity.
by Spiny Norman
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 4732

Re: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Were the writers trolling Jackie Fuchs with this clue? When unripe, the fruit of the ackee tree can cause this state of low blood sugar, leading to coma & death Jackie suffered a hypoglycemic event during her 5th game (which she lost). The production team had to stop tape for about 20 minutes while ...
by Spiny Norman
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/14/19 week
Replies: 27
Views: 2614

Re: FJs for the 1/14/19 week

On Friday, I pre-called Regis when I saw the category and still feel quite self-satisfied about it. I know that he holds the record for most hours on tv so he would be at the top of the list of Television Personalities.
by Spiny Norman
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 198
Views: 28241

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

Does anyone know what days they will be taping the tournament? The website says January, but does anyone know the specific dates? Thanks in advance... So, going off what I know personally of the tape dates and when the ticket line says taping is resuming (I just got off the phone calling the ticket...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 3266

Re: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Jackie got lucky on Tuesday when Conor did not bet enough on the final DD to take the lead going into Final J! She got lucky again on Wednesday. Trisha was only $1000 behind her with one category left on the Board. A correct answer on one of the higher value clues by Trisha in the Tony/Superhero cat...