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Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:51 am

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Post by Archivists » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:51 am

DJ! Round

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Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by theFJguy » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:06 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE HISTORY OF FRANCE

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This modern regime that lasted 4 years changed the national motto to "Travail, Famille, Patrie"--"Work, Family, Fatherland"

Allyson Samiljan: 12200-4800=7400
Jamie Tyrrell: 17200-7201=9999 (New Champ)
Mushtaq Gunja: 21700-12714=8986

Correct response:
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Vichy France (Allyson – What is the ???) (Jamie – Patriarchy) (Mushtaq – Third Regime)

Daily Doubles
Mushtaq: 2400+2000
Mushtaq: 9400-100
Mushtaq: 11300+6000

Coryats
Allyson: 12200
Jamie: 17200
Mushtaq: 15200

Combined: 44,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Allyson: 4600
Jamie: 4000
Mushtaq: 7400

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Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:06 am

Jamie sure liked BEHIND THE MUSICAL TITLE going from 6000 to 11600 in only missing the run because Allyson got in on the $400 clue. That's great for Jamie although one cannot always count on getting such a category in game two.

Mushtaq sure did not like DD2 in Shakespeare going for just the $100. Henry VIII? Yeah, good wager. $6000 was big on DD3 while if Mushtaq had bet even more in it being the 2nd box and being in the (geographical) STAN category providing a hint then he could have been in position to survive the TS FJ! round.

Allyson had her chance at the win as well depending on her wager in the FJ! round. In her position I've seen more and I've seen less. It's a wide open betting position for what each player might do.

The FJ! clue had me not recalling the correct response to have in the mix and instead I was playing guess the Republic which is just as shaky. I went in between the Third (has to be too early and too long) and Fifth (That's still ongoing, right?) and wrote, "4th Republic" to throw myself down to 50% for the week after the promising 100% start on two non-easy clues.

Jamie's bet worked for her to get the win. cheezguyty - Short or long list for players winning a game with $9999? Especially if on day one?
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Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mahatma » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:14 am

Welp. That's disappointing.

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Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:32 am

mahatma wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:14 am
Welp. That's disappointing.
The FJ! clue going 0/3, the winner's total, the winner herself, the leader not winning? Other?

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Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mas3cf » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:18 pm

I wonder what the record is for fewest combined correct contestant responses in a week... we might be on track for that.

Not that I've fared any better, 0/4 so far.

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Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Hugo Z » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:20 pm

Wow, would've bet serious money that this wouldn't be a triple stumper, especially after "fatherland." But as the great man said, we're all ignorant, just about different subjects.

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Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mas3cf » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:50 pm

Hugo Z wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:20 pm
Wow, would've bet serious money that this wouldn't be a triple stumper, especially after "fatherland." But as the great man said, we're all ignorant, just about different subjects.
I nailed down in my head exactly what it was, just couldn't pull the name.

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Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Ironhorse » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:46 pm

Finally got one this week.
Never been on J!, but once won a knockoff version that aired on local access TV.

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Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by ACW » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:50 pm

"Fatherland", 4 years...triple stumper? Bah, nobody deserves to return :oops:

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Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by doihavetoreally » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:09 pm

Was that Shakespeare DD tough? After ruling out 8, I wasn't sure which one to go.
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Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mahatma » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:55 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:32 am
mahatma wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:14 am
Welp. That's disappointing.
The FJ! clue going 0/3, the winner's total, the winner herself, the leader not winning? Other?
Clearly I was unclear. After getting my rear end kicked on FJ! lately, I thought for sure this one would score higher. Hugo’s point is well taken.

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Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mas3cf » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:05 pm

doihavetoreally wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:09 pm
Was that Shakespeare DD tough? After ruling out 8, I wasn't sure which one to go.
FWIW, that was the only Shakespeare one I didn't get (and I've been batting close to .900 on Shakespeare lately)

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Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:50 pm

Ran the Celebrity category, all but Snowplow Parenting in Vehicular, all but Colombia in Aguila.

"Franz Ferdinand" rings no bells for me unless we're talking about the band.

Eiffel Tower is the most baffling TS I've seen in ages. I was 0/5 in that category, with Goddard for Von Braun.

Didn't realize the NYSE had specific offices on Wall Street.

Best WAG of the night: "Troy" somehow subconsciously leading me to "Troilus and Cressida". Hawley-Smoot Rule FTW.

0/5 in Musicals in DJ!, but all but palm in "Gods Inside You".

0/5 in Stan. I could've taken 40 guesses on $400 and never gotten "Russian". Also embarrassed that I whiffed on "jackal" but there are just too many wild dogs that look the same.

This was another garbage clue on a hyper-obscure fact. Why are we getting Liederkranz'd this week?

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Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:56 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:50 pm
...
This was another garbage clue on a hyper-obscure fact. Why are we getting Liederkranz'd this week?

...
The FJ! clues this week seem to be ToC also-rans that did not make the cut for whatever reason. Too something?

After the TOC weekly polls are done it will be interesting to revisit the poll for this week to compare the percentages.

Just because you and three show players miss a FJ! clue does not automatically make it "hyper-obscure."

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Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by doihavetoreally » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:08 pm

mas3cf wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:05 pm
doihavetoreally wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:09 pm
Was that Shakespeare DD tough? After ruling out 8, I wasn't sure which one to go.
FWIW, that was the only Shakespeare one I didn't get (and I've been batting close to .900 on Shakespeare lately)
My performance on Shakespeare and Musicals is surprisingly average - even after all these years. Too many negs.
Good enough to lose on Jeopardy!

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Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by John Boy » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:11 pm

The Bad, the Ugly, and the Good in this game:

The Bad: I was negging like crazy, 7 in all, including several I felt pretty good about. Woof. In my defense, I feel a cold coming on.

The Ugly: Seriously, folks? A Paris structure "rising" and in the top box, and NO ONE GUESSES THE FREAKING EIFFEL TOWER??? Seriously? Tell me that's not a new low for this show....

The Good: Instaget FJ. On one that stumped this trio. I'll take it. Having a rough FJ week and that only brings me to 2-2.

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Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:19 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:50 pm
Ran the Celebrity category, all but Snowplow Parenting in Vehicular, all but Colombia in Aguila.

"Franz Ferdinand" rings no bells for me unless we're talking about the band.

Eiffel Tower is the most baffling TS I've seen in ages. I was 0/5 in that category, with Goddard for Von Braun.

Didn't realize the NYSE had specific offices on Wall Street.

Best WAG of the night: "Troy" somehow subconsciously leading me to "Troilus and Cressida". Hawley-Smoot Rule FTW.

0/5 in Musicals in DJ!, but all but palm in "Gods Inside You".

0/5 in Stan. I could've taken 40 guesses on $400 and never gotten "Russian". Also embarrassed that I whiffed on "jackal" but there are just too many wild dogs that look the same.

This was another garbage clue on a hyper-obscure fact. Why are we getting Liederkranz'd this week?

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Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Bigdogstalfos » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:34 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:56 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:50 pm
...
This was another garbage clue on a hyper-obscure fact. Why are we getting Liederkranz'd this week?

...
The FJ! clues this week seem to be ToC also-rans that did not make the cut for whatever reason. Too something?

After the TOC weekly polls are done it will be interesting to revisit the poll for this week to compare the percentages.

Just because you and three show players miss a FJ! clue does not automatically make it "hyper-obscure."
Interesting that you mention it being a possible rejected ToC FJ as the last ToC had the Petain question.

And yeah, Vichy is not remotely obscure unless you know very little about WWII, which makes sense as TPH has made his distaste for all things military history well known in the past. I guess it explains the NHO of Franz Ferdinand too.

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