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by seaborgium
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Pace of Gameplay in Season 1
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Re: Pace of Gameplay in Season 1

The audience applause machine reacting after every response certainly didn't help the pace (because the contestants would tend not to call for the next clue until the sound died down). FTFY I'm pretty sure they don't make applause machines with only one or two claps, as was heard between clues a fe...
by seaborgium
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Full Credit Rolls
Replies: 69
Views: 4045

Re: Full Credit Rolls

This seems like the right thread to post about this: I recently pulled out the tape of my games (this week is the 11th anniversary of my run), and found that contrary to my prior claims, my second episode (July 21, 2009) did not have a full credit roll. (I said a few times that they left two clues a...
by seaborgium
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 4, 1985 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: Friday, October 4, 1985 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

theFJguy wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:00 am
FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Chuck Forrest: 12800+0=12800 (5x = $72,800)
Susan McGowan: 6400-6399=1
Linda Alznauer: 1400-1000=400
But where's the clue?
by seaborgium
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 25th anniv week
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Jeopardy 25th anniv week

I recorded and almost immediately taped over those episodes, but figuring that was probably the only time Alex's extra remarks would air, I transcribed them by hand before taping over them. I know exactly what folder my transcriptions are in, but I don't know where the folder itself is. I can't prom...
by seaborgium
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 11, 1984 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 2075

Re: Tuesday, September 11, 1984 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Four games that ended In a three way tie at zero 9/11/1984 6/12/1998 2/7/2013 1/18/2016 I think there was one more but I don't have the date. 6/12/98 wasn't a three-way tie; one player finished in the negative. There were also a Seniors Tournament game and another season 1 game in 1985 that ended i...
by seaborgium
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 10, 1984 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 2294

Re: Monday, September 10 1984 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Like Leander, I was struck by the gasping and by the crowd noise in general. I wonder if they were coached to be extra enthusiastic and make a big deal out of everything. Some of those reactions (pretty much everything that wasn't applause) sounded piped in to me. There's a woman's nervous titter a...
by seaborgium
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reruns to start May 4th
Replies: 167
Views: 18168

Re: Reruns to start May 4th

I must have submitted it in a correction suggestion, because I don't have a record of ever sending the word "Selevan" in an email. No correction suggestions. I think it was just discussion on the old board. I remember at one point we had "Seleban", or "Selevan or Seleban", something like that. Poss...
by seaborgium
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5475
Views: 1021584

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Quoting both of you so you're both notified, and since I don't know whom to blame for this: Ron's win is for $8,400, but the heading of his second game says he has won $4,800.
by seaborgium
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 10, 1984 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 2294

Re: Monday, September 10 1984 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:36 am
As expected there is a new Alex opening as he explains the S1 rules about ringing in after clue revealed.
When this episode was rerun in 2009, the inclusion of Alex's current-day remarks made it necessary to edit out the interview segment. How about this time?
by seaborgium
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reruns to start May 4th
Replies: 167
Views: 18168

Re: Reruns to start May 4th

I remember how hard we had to work to get "Selevan". I remember having my suspicions about him when watching the first episode on the J! DVD. Alex said his full name at the start of the interviews, and Frank told him he'd pronounced it right. Thinking no one would need validation on the pronunciati...
by seaborgium
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5475
Views: 1021584

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

The chances of 500-500-500 after five clues have been zero for almost 19 years!
by seaborgium
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reruns to start May 4th
Replies: 167
Views: 18168

Re: Reruns to start May 4th

Bamaman wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:46 am
When do they normally start recording for a new season. Seaborgium, do you recall what day you taped your sixth game?
July 28
by seaborgium
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5475
Views: 1021584

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Joe gets the honest dumbass award. :lol: At least it made no difference for anything. The clue stumped me and I could only guess a baseball player I knew died that year in hoping he got appointed to something of note. This is the game! I've mentioned it on this board a couple of times, but I always...
by seaborgium
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5475
Views: 1021584

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Joe gets the honest dumbass award. :lol: At least it made no difference for anything. The clue stumped me and I could only guess a baseball player I knew died that year in hoping he got appointed to something of note. This is the game! I've mentioned it on this board a couple of times, but I always...
by seaborgium
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 3792

Re: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So we're letting contestants omit articles in the middle of titles now? Is this a new rule? I confidently expected a score reversal on Londyn's "What is The Lion, Witch and Wardrobe?" But we came back from the break and no mention was made. After that I knew better than to expect a reversal for Kyl...
by seaborgium
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5475
Views: 1021584

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I added 4/28/93: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6745 I would capitalize Widow Clicquot. I'd never heard of her before. Sounds fascinating. (And we welcome her to the archive as a name in a clue.) https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-widow-who-created-the-champagne-industry...
by seaborgium
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reruns to start May 4th
Replies: 167
Views: 18168

Re: Reruns to start May 4th

August 3-14 is the Million Dollar Masters tournament. My predictions for the next four weeks are: August 17-28: Season 36 College Championship August 31-September 11: Season 36 Teachers Tournament I saw a PDF (with no sourcing) saying the last four weeks of reruns would comprise the last College Ch...
by seaborgium
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1070
Views: 156411

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

US PRESIDENTS The only president to serve less than four full years in each of two separate terms Who was FDR? (First term was Mar 4, 1933 to Jan 20, 1937 due to passage of the 20th amendment, and died during his fourth term) My guess was McKinley, thinking that his first term was one day shorter t...
by seaborgium
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/30/20 week
Replies: 27
Views: 1556

Re: FJs for the 3/30/20 week

She distinctly remembers sitting there and watching with a jar of Jiffy peanut butter and a spoon. Not only does McGruff date no further back than 1980, but Jiffy peanut butter has never existed! (Apologies if you knowingly inserted that detail as a joke.) You forgot to correct my spelling of the B...
by seaborgium
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/30/20 week
Replies: 27
Views: 1556

Re: FJs for the 3/30/20 week

opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:36 am
She distinctly remembers sitting there and watching with a jar of Jiffy peanut butter and a spoon.
Not only does McGruff date no further back than 1980, but Jiffy peanut butter has never existed! (Apologies if you knowingly inserted that detail as a joke.)