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Old 06-23-04, 01:29 PM
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Originally posted by Roto
When was the last time Jeopardy had this much buzz outside of Saturday Night Live?
What is....when Trebek shave his greasy moustache?
Old 06-23-04, 04:32 PM
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*Ding* Correct! Pick a category.
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Spoiler:
He won again.
Old 06-23-04, 06:31 PM
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Spoiler:

Finally broke the .5 million mark.


Also, Sarah Jane is the hottest chick I've seen on Jeopardy in a long time. Not saying she was REALLY hot, but you know what I mean....
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First time I saw him play. Wasn't that impressed, particularly since he missed a very easy FJ question.
Old 06-23-04, 09:33 PM
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His control over the buzz-ins are out of control. Even the questions he answered incorrectly, he was ALWAYS first to buzz in.

Was it just me or did anyone else detect a tinge of annoyance in Trebek's tone towards Ken?

How are they gonna get rid of this guy? Bring in Stephen Hawkings for a very special "Quantum Physics edition of Jeopardy". He may have a little trouble with the buzzer though.

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Old 06-23-04, 09:48 PM
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This is the first day i've seen him, but it seemed he was a little slow on the trigger today. He buzzed in on i'd say 90% of the questions, but got beat to the punch a few times.

If anybody can do a little research and figure out how many tapings they do in a day, that would be awesome. Plus, how long the break is between the shows.

You either know it or don't, but this dude seems to know all the answers, he just buzzes in then thinks about it while his brain breaks down the 1,000+ encyclopedias he's read in his lifetime in 2 sec. flat, so if he did 4 22 min. shows in a row, he may be just a bit off of his game.

Btw: for ppl who missed all the shows or don't have access to it, hit http://jeopardy.com and go to this week to see his contestant vid.

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Old 06-23-04, 10:22 PM
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Kind of strange, it takes 16 shows of Jeopardy for Ken to make half a million. If he knows that much info, why didn't he just sign up for Who Wants to be A Millionare or Super Millionare. I'm sure he would kill on that show.
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Originally posted by Shilex
Kind of strange, it takes 16 shows of Jeopardy for Ken to make half a million. If he knows that much info, why didn't he just sign up for Who Wants to be A Millionare or Super Millionare. I'm sure he would kill on that show.
I tuned in for the first time tonight, and that was one of the first things that came to my mind. I think quite a few people would agree Millionaire is a lot easier than Jeopardy, except for the highest levels... This guy would have absolutely no problem getting to 500,000 on Millionaire in 10 minutes, and have an excellent shot at 10 million. Maybe he just never had any luck actually getting on the show and gave up.

I take comfort in the fact that I'm not a total idiot for thinking the answer to final jeopardy was
Spoiler:
Lewis and Clark...
Hey, if I came up with the same answer as this guy, I don't mind being wrong.
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David Letterman kind of proved this Ken guy has had the game rigged so that he could win so much and so many times in a row.

Dave showed a clip from his Tivo and this was the answer to the jeopardy question: "Unlike the honey bee, this large bee doesn't die when it stings, but can sting numerous times."

Ken gives the question, "Who is Lou Dobbs?'

Alex says, "Lou Dobbs, right!"

Totally busted the whole show there, I'm surprised no one is even investigating.
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i saw that.
i had no idea some guy was on jep for about 2 weeks.
i just thought dave was goofing on the answers being too easy now.

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=26176
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I liked how nobody but Jennings responded until about the 13th answer.

The vet was catching up a bit in Double J.
Jennings found the 2nd DD under the next to last answer. IF the vet had been lucky enough to get it or IF he had missed it, it would've been interesting. A lot of IFs. Especially since she knew Final J and he did not.
The redhead looked like she didn't even want to be there.
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The whole nightly Ken/Jeopardy thing on Letterman got old the first night they did it.
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I catch Jepardy once or twice a week, so I was surprised to see that same guy still
hanging in there.

When they want him gone they'll call in the Harvard SWAT team or something.
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Originally posted by Abranut


Was it just me or did anyone else detect a tinge of annoyance in Trebek's tone towards Ken?

yeah, I would (am) too, he's getting to be slightly priggish about his status.
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Well, one of us is just gonna have to on there and kick his ass. I wonder how long the waiting list is to be on Jeopardy.
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I'm too lazy to fly to Hollywood and embarass the guy.
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Originally posted by El Scorcho
I'm too stupid to fly to Hollywood and embarass myself.
fixed.
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Originally posted by Abranut

How are they gonna get rid of this guy? Bring in Stephen Hawkings for a very special "Quantum Physics edition of Jeopardy". He may have a little trouble with the buzzer though.
Tonight on Jeopardy:

Our returning champion, Ken.

A graduate of the Vulcan Science Academy and 35-year Starfleet veteran, Mr. Spock.

And being wheeled into the studio now, the Hal-9000 computer.

"That's not the correct answer, Ken."

"I'm going to have to disconnect your life support."
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Originally posted by coladar
I tuned in for the first time tonight, and that was one of the first things that came to my mind. I think quite a few people would agree Millionaire is a lot easier than Jeopardy, except for the highest levels... This guy would have absolutely no problem getting to 500,000 on Millionaire in 10 minutes, and have an excellent shot at 10 million. Maybe he just never had any luck actually getting on the show and gave up.
This is probably the right answer. I qualified for Super Millionaire. Unfortunately, there were about 8,000 qualifiers for the 10 spots on each show taping. All qualifiers were placed in a randow draw for the taping date they selected. The Millionaire folks then called the names drawn in order until they filled all 10 slots (you had to be able to answer the phone WHEN they called or your name was automatically removed from the list).

As for the waiting list for Jeopardy, it is often 4-6 months or more. I applied for a spot a few months back but never got a follow up.
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You know, without even stooping to 'fixing' the game, the producers could easily stack the deck in this guy's favor to increase his streak and thus build up the "must-see" quality of the show. Intentionally pick weaker competitors, pick questions and topics they know he's knowledgable about, etc.
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afaik, they film 10 episode in two days, take a 2 week break and film the remaining 10 episodes over two days. So, 4 days work a month.

Tough life.
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Originally posted by Chew
The whole nightly Ken/Jeopardy thing on Letterman got old the first night they did it.
If a gag going stale meant anything to Letterman, he wouldn't be doing the GWB soundbites every night.
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Originally posted by Charlie Goose
If a gag going stale meant anything to Letterman, he wouldn't be doing the GWB soundbites every night.
If you want originality in your late night progamming, you need to watch Leno.
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I don't watch Jeopardy as intently as I used to, but tuned in again to see how far Ken goes with the winnings. It really hasn't been too exciting watching this guy play when he builds a big lead very early on and coasts into Final Jeopardy without the possibility of the other players beating him. Still, I am sort of rooting for him to see if he can hit the $1 million mark, if nothing else.

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