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Ken Jennings breaks all Jeopardy records.

Old 07-13-04, 09:38 PM
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i havent watched any of this run
but I might have to tune in tomorrow

this is just plain silly
Old 07-13-04, 09:46 PM
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I assumed the answer to FJ was '63 and '68: King and Kennedy.

Go Ken. Imagine the people coming in to play - having not seen any of these shows - and seeing that the champion has won thirty shows! That's gotta be some intimidation to the challengers.
Old 07-14-04, 06:51 AM
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Originally posted by JoebobX
I assumed the answer to FJ was '63 and '68: King and Kennedy.
Nope, it was 69 and 74 for man walking on the moon, and Nixon resigning.
Old 07-14-04, 07:32 AM
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What was the question...er answer?


Originally posted by JoebobX
I assumed the answer to FJ was '63 and '68: King and Kennedy.

Go Ken. Imagine the people coming in to play - having not seen any of these shows - and seeing that the champion has won thirty shows! That's gotta be some intimidation to the challengers.
Old 07-14-04, 08:18 AM
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found the answer to my question... or question to my answer

He had to name the two years, five years apart, where The New York Times first used 96-point type for headlines marking historical events.


Jennings answered 1996 and 2001. The correct response: 1969, when man landed on the moon, and 1974, when President Nixon resigned.
Old 07-14-04, 08:19 AM
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Originally posted by wlmowery
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I originally thought about 1940 and 1945 but then realized that the category was Headlines of the last 40 years, so that couldn't work. I did not put the two together. A very good and tough FJ.

Oh yeah. That totally slipped my mind.
Old 07-14-04, 08:47 AM
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Originally posted by JoebobX
I assumed the answer to FJ was '63 and '68: King and Kennedy.

Go Ken. Imagine the people coming in to play - having not seen any of these shows - and seeing that the champion has won thirty shows! That's gotta be some intimidation to the challengers.
Also a good guess, but 63 was outside the 40 year window set by the category title so it could not be a correct answer. This was a devilishly tough FJ in which you had to keep in mind the category title and work through to identify two answers which fit the category.... to Jeopardy for using a tough question!
Old 07-14-04, 11:52 AM
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so i guess the spoiler leaked a few weeks ago that he'd lose after 29 wins was wrong eh? 30 and counting.....pretty damned amazing....and he's still smoking everyone. I can't imagine how he'll lose.
Old 07-14-04, 02:28 PM
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Today's Results:

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Wow! A very close one today, but Ken pulled it off. Ken flubbed two daily doubles for $4800 each and just barely doubled the amount of the second place contestant with the last question of Double Jeopardy. Today for the day was $17,500 , which puts his total at $1,022,460 for his streak
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Originally posted by movieking
Today's Results:

Spoiler:
Wow! A very close one today, but Ken pulled it off. Ken flubbed two daily doubles for $4800 each and just barely doubled the amount of the second place contestant with the last question of Double Jeopardy. Today for the day was $17,500 , which puts his total at $1,022,460 for his streak
Just curious, how do you know this already?
Old 07-14-04, 03:08 PM
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it probably has already aired in his market. here it airs at 11am.
Old 07-14-04, 03:39 PM
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Originally posted by UWSarge
Nope, it was 69 and 74 for man walking on the moon, and Nixon resigning.
i knew 69 so i guessed wrong for the other one going backwards to 64.

but didnt the one lady contestant only have a 4 year difference in her answers?
Old 07-14-04, 05:17 PM
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Great episode today.

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damn, i missed it today.. and i actually meant to watch

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but since he won again.. i guess i can try to remember tomorrow
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Originally posted by das Monkey
Great episode today.

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Yep - exciting, particularly the double jeopardy round.
Old 07-14-04, 09:24 PM
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Originally posted by Red Dog
Yep - exciting, particularly the double jeopardy round.
I love watching that ************ nonchalantly squirm, especially when he got not one but both of the daily doubles.
Old 07-15-04, 03:05 AM
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It seemed to me that Ken was finally starting to show signs of fatigue. He appeared uncomfortable for most of the show. He also missed a number of questions. He didn't snap back till the last few seconds of the game.

If he keeps playing like that, someone's going to take him down soon.
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I think he's surpassed any ultimate goal he might of had and just wants to get it over.
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question: How far back were these shows taped? cause if Ken is doing the talk show rounds he certainly had his run ended, right?
Old 07-15-04, 09:38 AM
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Originally posted by Giles
question: How far back were these shows taped? cause if Ken is doing the talk show rounds he certainly had his run ended, right?
Not necessarily. Like mentioned on one of the pages they film 5 a day for two days every two weeks. So for a 14 day time span they only spent 2 of them filming. They work 4 days a month for 20 episodes. Which leaves plenty of free time to go back to work, do talk shows, etc.

I'm thinking the eps. where he looks tired falls on that last ep. they filmed that day.
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Originally posted by Giles
question: How far back were these shows taped? cause if Ken is doing the talk show rounds he certainly had his run ended, right?
they were filmed in feb sometime..

since he's making the media rounds, his winning streak must be coming to a end soon, or the media just didn't take notice till the last week or so..
Old 07-15-04, 10:21 AM
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or the rumor that
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he went all the way to the end of the season, and will be returning in a few months
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When does the season end?
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Pretty easy FJ question last night.
Old 07-15-04, 11:46 AM
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Pretty easy FJ question last night.
What was the question? I saw up until the end of double jeopardy but missed FJ.

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