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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ACTORS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Speaking of his role in a 1964 film, he apologized for "the most atrocious Cockney accent in the history of cinema"

Jessica Babbitt: 11600+11600=23200 (2x = $46,598)
Dewi Harjanto: 11800-11401=399
Waseem Daher: 0

Correct response:
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Dick Van Dyke (Dewi – Sean Connery)

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Dewi: 4000+2000
Waseem: 8200-4000
Waseem: 4200-4200

Coryats
Jessica: 11600
Dewi: 10600
Waseem: 8200

Combined: 30,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Jessica: 5600
Dewi: 7000
Waseem: 3400
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BEFORE & AFTER $1200: Current slang term for a scornful glance at the optometrist’s test for visual acuity

Waseem: Slant eye exam. What is slant eye exam? :o

Dewi then had to rebound with the correct side eye exam.

It's one of those categories that can unfortunately have unexpected guesses.

Yeah, nice timing writers. SCIENCE $1200: Though its name makes you think of a cold one, this outer layer of the Sun is composed of ionized gas that’s about 2 million Kelvin

After that I was expecting the FJ! clue in ACTORS to be Tom Hanks.

It was the not the players' day for "Lo" with John the Baptist's food in one category a TS and a picture of a famous diver in another unknown.

Ouch on Waseem going 0/2 on DDs to kiss 8200 goodbye.

The FJ! clue had me swing a miss as I did 1964 to My Fair Lady and wrote Rex Harrison. Fortunately, that was only one strike and as soon as I finished writing I knew who to switch to for a sure-thing swing & hit.

After Jessica won the game there was this classic moment: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jM3zL ... hVLEGMfube
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Instaget FJ. I think most of us will get it.

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JayK33 wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:05 am
Instaget FJ. I think most of us will get it.
I got as far as "well, it must be the male lead in Mary Poppins" but didn't know who it was.

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It boggles my mind that an adult human can make that FJ wager. I guess it’s just even more obvious how sub-optimal it is when there’s only two players in FJ.

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Golf wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:20 pm
It boggles my mind that an adult human can make that FJ wager. I guess it’s just even more obvious how sub-optimal it is when there’s only two players in FJ.
Yesterday Jessica needed to get to 22401 yet she went to 23398 to hint at larger than necessary wagering which once again happened today.

Dewi returning tomorrow with $399 would have been the oddball kind of thing that does happen sometimes.

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Thanks to a mention in the Reretaken Down thread I have given Jessica a line in her bio for winning $10,600 (including $7,500 trip to Romania) on WoF in 2018.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:04 am
BEFORE & AFTER $1200: Current slang term for a scornful glance at the optometrist’s test for visual acuity

Waseem: Slant eye exam. What is slant eye exam? :o
One of those awkward moments when it's best to just move along, nothing to see here.

Don't bet it all! Leave a couple of bucks so you can play Fin...damnit. Then again, Chihuahua wasn't that hard a clue (neither was 'pike', for that matter), so he shouldn't have been in that spot to begin with.

Instaget FJ.

Thanks for the clip, Mark. The second he said rabbit I immediately started laughing and didn't hear the rest :lol:

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Someone else who won on Wheel a couple years ago getting some headway on J! too? Is this another sign? Please let it be a sign. I don't care if there are only four people in the studio when I'm on.

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Ran the TV Talk category.

Current British Royals seems like such a pointless category. To me it seems like asking a British person if they know Trump's third cousin's sister's barber's neighbor's third grade teacher's pet cat.

Slate = election was new to me.

What was the TOM for House of Representatives in Court for $400? That whole category was absolute gibberish to me.

I bit down hard on the "Triassic" negbait. That was HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE negbait.

Too literal on "bottom of the lake", figuring Chicago had to be right since it's at the bottom of Lake Michigan. And I actually know of Fond du Lac and its meaning.

Atrocious Cockney accent = Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins. Instaget.

Lach Trash: locusts, Edgar Rice Burroughs, St. Louis, Greg Louganis. Also got the Chihuahua DD.
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Am I missing something? How could Edward I confirm the Magna Carta when it was from the later King John's reign? :? :? :?
Guessed John Wayne for FJ. :lol: Hell, he played Genghis Khan, why not a Cockney?

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:04 am
The FJ! clue had me swing a miss as I did 1964 to My Fair Lady and wrote Rex Harrison. Fortunately, that was only one strike and as soon as I finished writing I knew who to switch to for a sure-thing swing & hit.
To be fair, Audrey Hepburn could have apologized, too.

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Coryat $42,400 (49R, 2W)
DD 3/3
FJ :(

Also bit on Triassic... poll request?

In hindsight, Rex Harrison wouldn't have been a horrible guess for FJ. He won Best Actor for playing Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (1964). Only problem is, Eliza Doolittle was the Cockney....

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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:52 pm

What was the TOM for House of Representatives in Court for $400? That whole category was absolute gibberish to me.
420-1. What other body do you know of which has that many members? Sadly, I couldn't pull the trigger in time, thinking it might have been House of Commons or something like that, but when the answer was revealed, it was a duh moment.

Should have had FJ, but just couldn't come up with it. Not a good day for me again.
Now swimming in the J! pool.

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1stlvlthinker wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:43 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:52 pm

What was the TOM for House of Representatives in Court for $400? That whole category was absolute gibberish to me.
420-1. What other body do you know of which has that many members?
The express lane at Walmart?
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The slant eye thing sounds bad but I can see someone coming up with that trying to parse a before/after clue on the fly. Corona is one of those that will probably become a twitter phenomenon.

I read an article a couple weeks ago about bad movie accents and Van Dyke was mentioned as one of the worst offenders. He said he didn’t know it was bad at the time because none of the British people on the set said anything.

Interesting we had a corona clue in a game with Dick Van Dyke as FJ. There is a coronavirus lockdown in New Rochelle, which is where his TV show was set.

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I was all over Alex for trying to neg 'viewership'. I'm glad that was a quick turnaround on that one.

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I have very rarely jumped all over a FJ clue like a dog on a bone the way I did with this one. Had the darned answer written down pretty much before AT was through reading. High degree of confidence. Real high.


Wait...you mean they weren't referring to Michael Caine in Alfie?! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Anyone else out there go that direction? Anyone?



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mas3cf wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:20 pm

In hindsight, Rex Harrison wouldn't have been a horrible guess for FJ. He won Best Actor for playing Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (1964). Only problem is, Eliza Doolittle was the Cockney....

It's not the worst guess - perhaps Henry Higgins was "showing" Eliza what her accent sounded like? It's not a guess I'd ever make, because Rex Harrison = Henry Higgins isn't cemented in my brain...well, it is now.

I am in uncharted waters here. I am 4/4 this week. I started off the season with a :oops: :D :D :D :D , and I think that's my longest run. I have never checked the Golden Box. Maybe this week? Dare I dream? It was an easy get for me, since in my 7th grade Disney Spectacular (way back in 1990), I was the role of Winnie the Pooh...AND Chimney Sweep #2.

Sean Connery isn't an awful guess. Although 1964 could be pointing you to a year (as it did here), it might be an "era", and that's definitely the Connery Bond era - Goldfinger, in fact. Who knows - again, maybe Bond is undercover in the movie and speaks cockney. But it'd have to be famous enough to be a FJ! clue - and probably the main famous thing from that movie is "I expect you to die."

Anyone else coinflip on Salk/Sabin? I hit the right side of the coin for once, simply because Salk is more well-known. I guess in retrospect the year is the big clue - mid-50s would be the earlier, IPV. The Sabin, OPV didn't come out until the 60s.

I after the first couple of clues in the bible/food category, I precalled "manna from heaven". Didn't think it would sink to the bottom row, though.

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