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Old 07-23-04, 05:36 PM
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He's on the front page of http://espn.com - Also i forgot to mention yesterday on Leno, they said that (the current season, which is now over today) was filmed in Feb. So i'd imagine that he is done or is still going with the new season.
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Spoiler:
damn.. watched again and this guy is friggin insane
sure, his competition today sucked.. but alex barely got to answer any questions! and he destroyed that single day record.. 75k today.. WOW!

anyone good enough to beat this guy.. may do just as well
unless he just sucks one day..

and he answered the sports questions today without a problem!

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That was a good show. I loved the way Alex started ****ing with Ken at the end of Final Jepardy. "Macbeth would have been correct, Hamlet would have been correct."

I couldn't believe how much money Ken was racking up. I wondered if he was only gonna risk $600 to tie the score yet again.

I've really been addicted to this, but I'm sick of busting my ass to get home by 5:30 each day, I'll be glad to have a few weeks off.
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so i take it ken won again tonight (friday)? I had to miss this one, how much cash did he get?
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Originally posted by mautos
so i take it ken won again tonight (friday)? I had to miss this one, how much cash did he get?

And why do people keep posting those big black boxes?
Old 07-23-04, 08:11 PM
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Originally posted by xx2000xx
They just said tomorrow is the season finally and then it starts back up in September.
So who would want to try out for the show now and risk getting wiped out by Ken? Or would worthy competitors want to try and knock him off?
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Originally posted by mautos
so i take it ken won again tonight (friday)? I had to miss this one, how much cash did he get?

as steve pointed out
highlight the black boxes to read the spoilers
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Tonight was a slaughter.

I couldn't believe the chick in the middle:
She pulls the DJ Q in R1 and only has 1,400...the question value was 800...so she bets 600 and gets excited when she gets it right...to close the gap to like 6,000. Bet it all, dammit!!! What on earth do you have to lose???

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Quite a way to end the season.
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I don't think I've ever realized when a season of Jeopardy! ended before.
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They should rename the show:

"Easy Money...for Ken!"
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Originally posted by Bust
I don't think I've ever realized when a season of Jeopardy! ended before.
Me either
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Damn, I thought he was gonna bet it all at the end to get 100K so nobody will ever beat his one day record.
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But I guess 75K is good enough.


So will Ken come back next season or not? I mean he has already bankrupt the show by walking away w/ $1,321,000 this season already.

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Originally posted by FuzzyBallz


So will Ken come back next season or not? I mean he has already bankrupt the show by walking away w/ $1,321,000 this season already.
Oh he'll be back...as player and host.
I think Alex is afraid he's gonna lose more than $$ to this guy
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LOL, yeah, he might come back as Alex's replacement next season... scary.
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Future category:

"I'll take Ken Jennings for $800, Alex".
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Or:

"I'll take Alex Trebek for $600, Ken."
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Originally posted by FuzzyBallz
Damn, I thought he was gonna bet it all at the end to get 100K so nobody will ever beat his one day record.
Spoiler:
But I guess 75K is good enough.


So will Ken come back next season or not? I mean he has already bankrupt the show by walking away w/ $1,321,000 this season already.
Once again, aside from the few $50,000 wins and last night, they haven't "lost" anymore money than if 37 people won over the same time. I'm sure his average winnings are higher, but overall, somebody wins every show. so they give away many thousands of dollars every show. The only difference is the occassional ep where no one gets FJ right and the winner has $8-10 grand or something....

And I'd be willing to be the publicity is worth far more than what extra he might be winning anyway.....their ratings are probably the highest they've ever been.
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What a way to end the week! Not only did Ken Jennings win his 38th consecutive game, but he set another record: highest one-day total. On the Friday, July 23rd show, Ken won an unprecedented $75,000, bringing his jackpot to a whopping $1,321,660.

Ken returns Sept. 6. Can he break the 46th day appearance record held by a former contestant of the TIC TAC Dough game show?

“JEOPARDY!”CHAMPION ENDS
TWENTIETH SEASON ON A RECORD HIGH
Ken Jennings’ One-Day Total of $75,000
Smashes Previous Mark

(CULVER CITY, CA) July 24, 2004 — On Friday, July 23, long-running champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City finished the regular season of JEOPARDY! (and his 38th consecutive show) by setting a new one-day record. Jennings won a whopping $75,000, eclipsing the previous high mark set by Brian Weikle of Minneapolis, Minnesota, who earned $52,000 on April 14, 2003.

Friday’s win brings Jennings’ total earnings to $1,321,660 and makes him the highest cumulative winner in JEOPARDY! history. Brad Rutter of Lancaster, Pennsylvania previously held the title after winning the Million Dollar Masters Tournament and a total of $1,155,102.

By all accounts, Ken now holds every JEOPARDY! record for winnings… and he’ll be back to try for more. From July 26 – September 3, JEOPARDY! will present encore shows of some of the highlights from the past year, notably the College Championship from Yale University, the Teen Tournament and Power Players and Kids Week from Washington, D.C. Then, on Monday, September 6, Ken Jennings returns to defend his championship in his 39th appearance, kicking off the 21st season of JEOPARDY!

Jennings, who has developed a celebrity-like following since his June 2 debut, juggles his current job developing software for CHG Companies, Inc., with multiple media requests. He has been featured on the front page of USA Today, presented the “Top Ten List” on Late Show with David Letterman, shared the couch with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show and was named “Person of the Week” by ABC World News Tonight. However, easy-going Jennings says he is just as comfortable staying at home with his wife Mindy and playing with their year-and-a-half-old son Dylan and dog Banjo.

A JEOPARDY! rule change introduced at the beginning of Season 20 allows contestants to continue playing as long as they keep winning. Previously, champions had been limited to five wins.

JEOPARDY!, a winner of 24 Emmy awards since its debut in 1984, was recently listed among “The Greatest Game Shows of All Time” by TV Guide, and continues to be a ratings champion. The series is the #1-rated quiz show in syndication, and has held that title for over 1,000 weeks.
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Originally posted by brizz

And I'd be willing to be the publicity is worth far more than what extra he might be winning anyway.....their ratings are probably the highest they've ever been.
yep
they couldnt buy this kind of exposure

1.3mil is a drop in the bucket
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I guess this thread is as good as dead for 6 weeks. Bummer.
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It will be weird - I was getting used to watching Jeopardy on a daily basis again. Haven't done that since college where Beer Jeopardy was a staple. Guess I can eliminate it off the record list.
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And for the first time ever, the nation is saddened by the conclusion of a season of Jeopardy.
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Originally posted by El Scorcho
And for the first time ever, the nation is saddened by the conclusion of a season of Jeopardy.
agreed, you either loved or hated this guy. Personally, I thought he was great entertainment.

On a side note, Scorcho, how's the hand? I want to see you hit another long ball and get back into the top 10,000 again on the home run list.

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Does anyone know how the ratings have been for "Jeopardy" over the past few weeks? I'm sure they've increased, but by how much?

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