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Ken Jennings breaks all Jeopardy records.

Old 07-22-04, 01:15 PM
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Originally posted by diesteldorf
Spoiler Alert!!!

Spoiler:
Heard this on Usenet at.tv.game-shows.

The reason why Ken has been on Leno/Letterman etc is because
he has made it to the end of the current season and will return
when the new season starts in the fall. So far, he is up to 47
appearances and has 1.7 million supposedly.
I wouldn't be surprised if this is true. This guy is a machine.
Old 07-22-04, 02:02 PM
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If that's true, then
Spoiler:
he also broke the 46-day record right?
Old 07-22-04, 02:28 PM
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Today's result:

Spoiler:
Ken wins again in a walk. Total for today was $52,000 (tying the all time single day record and pissing Alex off to no end for not breaking it), and bringing his total to $1,246,660
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Ken obviously knows just about everything, but he's also learned the great art of "buzzing in at exactly the right time". I think some players start pressing their buzzer too soon and get locked out. Because the other players probably also know the answers most of the time, but he always seems to ring in ahead of them. The pained expressions on their faces, especially the ones who hold their buzzers up so everyone can see them incessantly clicking, are priceless. But Ken, or the JG, has got the magic, I tell ya
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I have to agree that at this point, if he had already lost, we would know about it. With the live studio audience, the other contestants, and all their friends and family, it will be absolutely impossible to keep his loss a secret unless they go to a live format sometime down the road to prevent the spoiler.
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it seem to me I read an article in USA Today, or maybe entertainment Weekly, somewhere like that, when one of the reporters went on Jeopardy as a contestant. he was up against a guy who was a three day champ and he confirmed that it really is all in the buzzer technique. he saif you really have to ring in exactly when Alex finishes the question or else you're locked out. he saifd he knew a lot of answers but just couldn't get in fast enough. After 30+ appearances, ken has the buzzer advantage down to a science, so he may be there a loong time.
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Originally posted by tommyp007
After 30+ appearances, ken has the buzzer advantage down to a science, so he may be there a loong time.
Yeah, that and he knows a lot of sh--stuff.
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I'm not going to read through 300+ posts.......

but Jennings is on the Tonight Show this evening (Thu, 7/22).


Just thought people might like to know.
Old 07-22-04, 08:17 PM
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Another very good FJ question tonight. Definitely one where time is the main factor against you.
Old 07-22-04, 09:21 PM
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How bad do you wanna slap JG when he had his mouth open, grinning, and shaking his head, not knowing what the answers for the Rock catagory tonight.

The only way to take him out is put up all MTV and ESPN catagories, then put in a MTV producer and ESPN anchor.
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Originally posted by Dabaomb
twikoff, actually made a post outside of the sports forum?
been really busy in other lately
also spend alot of time in tech forum
oh yea, and a little in hot deals


but every since i started stalking you.. i had to come into this forum as well
Old 07-22-04, 10:19 PM
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I wonder why Ken loves torturing Alex by never winning more than $52,000. Maybe he wants to wait and have at least one more record to break next season.

My roommate is pissed that he didn't even make it out of the Jeopardy try-outs a few years back, and it's making it all the more funny watching Ken wipe the floor with everyone he faces. If I'm watching it and he walks in the room he'll say something like "is that evil little troll still winning?" Hehe...so jealous and bitter
Old 07-22-04, 10:49 PM
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Can he make it to 2 million?!?
Old 07-22-04, 11:26 PM
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I flipped to Leno during the commercial break of Kimmel in time to catch Ken, but flipped it back a couple minutes later. I'm glad I did because they're doing a bit about Super Dave beating Ken.
Old 07-22-04, 11:29 PM
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They just said tomorrow is the season finally and then it starts back up in September.
Old 07-22-04, 11:30 PM
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From Leno tonight...

Spoiler:
Very interesting... I wouldn't have thought about this but I read diesteldorf's spoiler. Ken was talking to Jay about what categories he doesn't know about. Ken said cars - and then he said "maybe I shouldn't say that because the Jeopardy writers are listening" and motioned that they might be writing new questions to stump him. Did anyone else see this and think it?
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Originally posted by xx2000xx
They just said tomorrow is the season finally and then it starts back up in September.

I wonder if he has to wait till he is finished to collect any money
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someone from cnn wrote a little article praising ken, http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/07/2...uiz/index.html
Old 07-23-04, 12:54 PM
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Thought this was funning.
Excerpt from an article on Ken Jennings'
money and what he plans to do with it,

The movie buff managed to come up with wrong answer to that question the first time his wife raised it.

"She asked me what we're going to do with all the money and I told her it's all going to DVDs. I don't think she thought that was too funny," Jennings said.


Perhaps he will wind up on this forum.
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Maybe he's been among us all this time...
Old 07-23-04, 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by Nefarious
Maybe he's been among us all this time...
He frequently posts over at TelevisionWithoutPity.com, so you never know.
Old 07-23-04, 02:31 PM
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Today's result:

Spoiler:
Ken went into Final Jeopardy with $51,400, crushing the competition once again. Final Jeopardy was Shakespeare and he wagered $23,600 to try to hit $75,000 and crush the one day total. However....




...he nailed it! He wins $75,000 today alone! Holy Crap!


Now the season is over, as mentioned before. An appropriate way to end the season if you ask me.
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Originally posted by djbrown
He frequently posts over at TelevisionWithoutPity.com, so you never know.
What is his username over there?
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Originally posted by movieking
What is his username over there?
Funny enough, KenJennings...
Old 07-23-04, 04:49 PM
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Spoiler:
The guy is a machine. I wonder if the break is going to help or hurt him. You would think the break would be good, but he is a zone right now...good god today's show was unbelievable. Glad I taped it


He was dealing with lightweights on today's show though..plus the topics were easy and seemed right up his alley with movies being an entire category...and the final question was very easy. You have to wonder if they "grooved" him one to end the season on a spectacular note

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