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Old 05-18-05, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by pilot
and she's only 23...

That's amazing. Was she a champion in regular episodes or was she a former teen or college tournament champion?
Old 05-18-05, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
That's amazing. Was she a champion in regular episodes or was she a former teen or college tournament champion?
from jeopardy.com

PAM MUELLER

Date of first appearance:
November 10, 2000

Total winnings:
$55,000 and a 2001 Volvo S60 (still driving it!)

Records/Stats:
2000 College Champion, 2001 ToC semifinalist

Favorite anecdote associated with being on the show:
From the time I was on the show until I graduated, I was "The Jeopardy! Girl" at Loyola. I couldn't go to class or to the cafeteria without someone stopping me or someone pointing me out to their friends. It got a little frustrating, since none of the people knew anything about me beyond that one fact. One night, I was at a party, and a girl came up to me and said, "Hey! You're the Jeopardy! girl!!" My friend Nick then stepped in and said, "No. This is Pam . She was also on Jeopardy."

Did being on Jeopardy! have any affect on your life?
I had a brief period of mini-celebrity where I was instantly recognizable both on campus and on the streets of Chicago . Also, being able to put Jeopardy! College Champion on my resume gave me immediate intellectual credibility (whether deserved or not - you decide) and helped me stand out from the crowd when looking for jobs.

Did you do anything crazy with your winnings?
No, but if I do well in this tournament, I'm going to quit work early and travel for part of the summer - one last hurrah before law school.


Is there anything else you would like viewers to know about you?
Though I stopped performing with the Trinity Irish Dancers when I moved away from Chicago , I haven't left the stage. I have been performing in local productions of musicals in DC, and I'm choreographing my first show right now.
Old 05-18-05, 11:00 AM
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for anyone who maybe interested..

Tune in May 18 for BIOGRAPHY: JEOPARDY!
Including contestants in the Ultimate Tournament of Champions

Biography: JEOPARDY!

Since Ken Jennings' phenomenal and record-breaking series of wins last fall, JEOPARDY! has, for the past 4 months, invited back nearly 150 of the best players in the show's 21 year history for an "Ultimate Tournament of Champions".

All the players originally profiled in this program were included in this competition. It will culminate in a three-day, total-point Finals match taking place May 23rd through May 25th, when Ken Jennings returns to JEOPARDY! to compete with two other finalists for a two million dollar grand prize.

This special re-broadcast of "Biography: JEOPARDY!" first aired in December 2004 but contains new footage and recently updated Ultimate Tournament of Champions information.

Who is Ken Jennings? The man who stands to become the winningest player in game show history. He's the unassuming software engineer from Salt Lake City with encyclopedic knowledge of everything from Rock to rocks to Roman ruins. If he keeps up at this rate, he will become the biggest money winner in the history of game shows. He's already become a mega-celebrity because of it; he's appeared on Leno, Letterman, and was ABC News' Person of the Week, with much more to come.

Everyone wants to know how he does it, how he got there and how it's changed his life. But he's only the latest in a long line of JEOPARDY! big winners. In its 21 years in syndication, hosted by everyone's favorite emcee, Alex Trebek, the show has brought big money and fame to many others. This Biography will revisit many of these people whose lives were changed by their JEOPARDY! Experiences: people all JEOPARDY! fans know, like the handlebar-mustachioed New York Transit cop Frank Spangenberg; blind sportswriter Eddie Timanus; and Robin Carroll, who calls her home in Atlanta "The House that JEOPARDY!" built. And, over the years, celebrities from Kelsey Grammer to Stephen King to Jon Stewart tried their skill at the game; we'll re-visit their appearances on JEOPARDY!, too.

As JEOPARDY! continues to ride the wave of Ken Jennings' phenomenal success (it's ranked first in its genre for over 1,000 weeks and reaches 12 million viewers daily) this timely Biography will look at what it takes to know a lot more than the rest of us and how that knowledge can change your life forever.
Old 05-20-05, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by BlackCapTen
I've been watching most of the shows during the tournament, it's entertaining. I like that chick Pam, she is pretty cute.

I agree, she was very cute indeed. There was also another nice looking girl in the third round. I think her name was April.
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This week has been great so far. The FJ questions have been brutal.
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was there really a bling guy on the show? if so, very cool!
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Originally Posted by Professor Frink
I agree, she was very cute indeed. There was also another nice looking girl in the third round. I think her name was April.
yeah she was the irish one, from MN, who lived in the UK ..
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Spoiler:
Very impressive performance by Brad Rutter tonight to earn a spot in the title match.
Old 05-20-05, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
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Very impressive performance by Brad Rutter tonight to earn a spot in the title match.
indeed..it will be a good game against ken..
Old 05-23-05, 06:23 PM
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Game 1 of 3 is over... and it was a pretty good game.

All three got the FJ question right.

All three have around the same amount with a difference of about $2-3k... Rutter is in the lead and Ken is in 3rd.
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Ken is going to have to start doing some major wagering here, not his pansy ass wagers for Final Jeopardy he did before. He's in the big leagues now. If they keep on playing this close, it will be anybody's game come the third day.
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Good first day,nice to see Ken have to work a little
Old 05-23-05, 11:09 PM
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Besides being uber-smart, Brad's got this quick, jumpy way he rings in. At first it irritated me but it obviously works for him. Ken had better step it up or he's in deep doo-doo .
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These guys are good. Evenly matched too. I was just happy that I was able to get one of the Before During & After questions - I usually struggle with Before & After questions.
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An awful easy Final Jeopardy question for the first day of the final round.
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Originally Posted by Chew
An awful easy Final Jeopardy question for the first day of the final round.

If you knew it, it must have been. I had no clue. Never heard of the quote/expression.
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
If you knew it, it must have been. I had no clue. Never heard of the quote/expression.
It was talked about constantly during the period between Reagan's death and funeral.
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Originally Posted by Chew
It was talked about constantly during the period between Reagan's death and funeral.

I only watched about an hour or two of the coverage the day of the procession along the Mall. Wasn't interested in anything else.
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Originally Posted by Chew
An awful easy Final Jeopardy question for the first day of the final round.
Missed the show. What was it?
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Game 2 is over. Tough game all around.

Final Jeopardy was kind of tough, with only getting it right.

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Jerome -> Day 2: $3,200 + Day 1: $17,600 = $19,600 (3rd Place; $18,800 off the leader)

Ken -> Day 2: $10,000 + Day 1: $16,000 = $26,000 (2nd Place; $12,400 off the leader)

Brad -> Day 2: $20,000 + Day 1: $18,400 = $38,400 (1st Place)


Tune into tomorrow for the winner of the $2M.

For clarification Alec made it a point to say that the winner gets $2M, second place gets $500,000 and third place gets $250,000.
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Originally Posted by Goldberg74
Game 2 is over. Tough game all around.

Final Jeopardy was kind of tough, with only getting it right.
As I mentioned above, I missed yesterday's show, but thought this Final Jeopardy question was rather easy, at least compared to the questions they all seemingly breezed through the rest of the show. I was surprised to see two of them miss.
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Good match and certainly alot more interesting this time around rather than watching Ken having it locked up before the 1st commercial break
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Gonna be real tough for
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Ken to catch Brad
now, but should be interesting.
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Ken better get lucky tomorrow and hit on those daily doubles or other wise I don't think he will have any chance of catching up with Brad.
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Originally Posted by Bill Needle
Missed the show. What was it?
It was an easy question. I'm not sure the exact wording, but it was basically asking what phrase John Winthrop used to describe the Mass. colony.

The answer was "City on a hill".

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