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Offline Casey

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Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Reply #75 on: September 23, 2020, 06:51:40 PM »
The Mike Richards era of Jeopardy! isn't off to a good start. Two controversies in Final Jeoaprdy! out of seven shows? Holy cow.
I like that you just assume that Mike Richards is standing there in the studio making the judgeís rulings.  Arenít the people who make the rulings the same people whoíve been doing it for quite some time?

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Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Reply #76 on: September 23, 2020, 07:20:17 PM »
Indeed they are.

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Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Reply #77 on: September 23, 2020, 08:26:32 PM »
A handful of people canít figure out that Barry and berry arenít the same word spelled differently

That ruling I agree with, and I still stand by it. Berry and Barry are not pronounced the same, so close enough isn't enough.

However, the other one rubbed me the wrong way. It referred to two different titles, and they ruled one unacceptable due to the vagueness of the clue. And what's worse, that decision did affect the outcome.

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Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Reply #78 on: September 23, 2020, 11:17:24 PM »
I had to go through JBoard.tv to see it. Contestants have gotten back after badly-worded clues before, like the late Bob Mesko, a five-time champ from Season 22.
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Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Reply #79 on: September 24, 2020, 01:18:15 AM »
The whole Barry/Berry fiasco is ridiculous. Itís a personís proper name; it needs to be exact.

You want to know whatís outrageous? Last week Wheel promoted on Instagram that something ďhistoricĒ would happen on the 9/23 episode. It was Vanna wearing the same dress twice for the first time ever. Not only was that a complete lie, but people also tuned in to see a $100k loss.

Talk about flagrant false advertising.
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Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Reply #80 on: September 24, 2020, 01:32:25 AM »
The whole Barry/Berry fiasco is ridiculous. Itís a personís proper name; it needs to be exact.

You want to know whatís outrageous? Last week Wheel promoted on Instagram that something ďhistoricĒ would happen on the 9/23 episode. It was Vanna wearing the same dress twice for the first time ever. Not only was that a complete lie, but people also tuned in to see a $100k loss.

Talk about flagrant false advertising.

Wow......that's REALLY bad. Worse than cookie jam promotion mania bad (which I don't entirely hate aesthetically actually like some do, not much worse than anything else they've done in past IMO). That's more befitting of an April Fool's show ala Price's 10,000th thing show in 2012, than anything legitimate. What a joke that is. I wondered what it'd be tonight too thinking about it, talk about a big disappointment.

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Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Reply #81 on: September 24, 2020, 09:46:09 AM »
Definitely a huge ratings trap for sure.

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Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Reply #82 on: September 24, 2020, 01:56:15 PM »
Hasnít it been like two years since the last time someone won the $100,000? I remember when people used to win it every few months like three times a season, but two years? They really canít afford it anymore, can they?

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Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Reply #83 on: September 24, 2020, 02:43:25 PM »
And last night's puzzle wasn't that hard with the letters. It just works that way sometimes.

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Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Reply #84 on: September 24, 2020, 02:55:13 PM »
And last night's puzzle wasn't that hard with the letters. It just works that way sometimes.

And to be fair, how can they really avoid a $100k win given the spins are as random as they are? It's as much luck as anything I think on that aspect at least.

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Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Reply #85 on: September 24, 2020, 04:30:45 PM »
Just spitballing--in theory the producers could have 4 or 5 puzzles of varying difficulties prepared, all tied to whatever value gets spun, and go "he landed on the I, load the $100,000 puzzle".

I definitely don't think that's what they do, especially since these days contestants get to choose their bonus round category, but it wouldn't be impossible to tie the difficulty to the prize at stake if they wanted to.
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Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Reply #86 on: September 24, 2020, 05:30:43 PM »
Just spitballing--in theory the producers could have 4 or 5 puzzles of varying difficulties prepared, all tied to whatever value gets spun, and go "he landed on the I, load the $100,000 puzzle".

I definitely don't think that's what they do, especially since these days contestants get to choose their bonus round category, but it wouldn't be impossible to tie the difficulty to the prize at stake if they wanted to.

I've often thought, or used to think they did do that, more often than not.  Then upon seeing a player lose out on $38,000, I'm sorta surprised that they haven't
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Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Reply #87 on: September 24, 2020, 08:24:33 PM »
I've often thought, or used to think they did do that, more often than not.  Then upon seeing a player lose out on $38,000, I'm sorta surprised that they haven't

Could they do that with S&P? I wonder though if THIS woulda factored into them using the electronic board from 1997 onward if they have. They could change puzzles on the fly where they couldn't before.

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Re: Wheel and Jeopardy Return
« Reply #88 on: September 24, 2020, 08:25:43 PM »
Could they do that with S&P?
I'd figure that, so long as it's disclosed to the contestants before the show that they're doing it, then yes.

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« Reply #89 on: September 24, 2020, 08:28:59 PM »
I'd figure that, so long as it's disclosed to the contestants before the show that they're doing it, then yes.

Ah....good point. Didn't think of that.