Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

Jeopardy! Discussion

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

Jeopardy! Discussion

Old 12-02-21, 10:50 PM
  #976  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,543
Received 106 Likes on 76 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

I haven't watched Jeopardy in weeks. My wife had the tv on today and I was only listening to the last ten minutes of the episode in the background while I was cooking, so all I heard was the voice and the amount won at the end of Final Jeopardy. I had no prior knowledge of the champion prior to today's episode.
Old 12-02-21, 11:31 PM
  #977  
Moderator
 
story's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Hope.
Posts: 11,153
Received 677 Likes on 406 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Ken says "Amy" twice and "she" four times when he comes to her for Final Jeopardy. He says this as clearly as he announces her winnings.

The following 2 users liked this post by story:
Bandoman (12-03-21), joltman (12-03-21)
Old 12-02-21, 11:41 PM
  #978  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,543
Received 106 Likes on 76 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Originally Posted by story View Post
Ken says "Amy" twice and "she" four times when he comes to her for Final Jeopardy. He says this as clearly as he announces her winnings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-B03R222Gs
And again, I was listening to it as background noise for the most part. The part that stood out to me was the amount she won and the number of wins.
Old 12-03-21, 08:39 AM
  #979  
DVD Talk God
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Directionally Challenged (for DirecTV)
Posts: 126,333
Received 230 Likes on 185 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Seems like a lot more long streaks this season. Amy is a very strong player.
Old 12-03-21, 08:54 AM
  #980  
Moderator
 
story's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Hope.
Posts: 11,153
Received 677 Likes on 406 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
Seems like a lot more long streaks this season. Amy is a very strong player.
Yes, he is. Oh, my mistake, she is. I won't do that again, please excuse me for that. I was also thinking I really like Ken Jennings as a host, you can tell he's having fun and simply loves the game.

Originally Posted by movieguru View Post
And again, I was listening to it as background noise for the most part. The part that stood out to me was the amount she won and the number of wins.
See above for a manufactured example of how one admits an error before continuing the conversation instead of doubling down on how the error they made couldn't possibly be their fault. It's a simple maneuver and gains or maintains respect.
The following users liked this post:
Bandoman (12-03-21)
Old 12-03-21, 08:56 AM
  #981  
Enormous Genitals
 
Bandoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: a small cottage on a cul de sac in the lower pits of hell.
Posts: 35,006
Received 232 Likes on 141 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Ken is a good host, but I liked Mayim better.

Amy is a terrific contestant. It does seem there are more long winning streaks than usual this season.
Old 12-03-21, 09:28 AM
  #982  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,543
Received 106 Likes on 76 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Originally Posted by Bandoman View Post
Ken is a good host, but I liked Mayim better.

Amy is a terrific contestant. It does seem there are more long winning streaks than usual this season.
Ratings tend to go up when there's a contestant with a streak. Perhaps the new producers have figured out a way, based on their test scores, to continually schedule a really high test scorer against much lower test scorers to increase the chances in streaks to occur.
Old 12-03-21, 09:34 AM
  #983  
Moderator
 
story's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Hope.
Posts: 11,153
Received 677 Likes on 406 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

See above for an example of how to lose respect, and that's unfortunate. Maybe the post I made above the one that was quoted was just background noise.
The following users liked this post:
JackoOnHisBacko (12-04-21)
Old 12-03-21, 10:35 AM
  #984  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,543
Received 106 Likes on 76 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Originally Posted by story View Post
See above for an example of how to lose respect, and that's unfortunate. Maybe the post I made above the one that was quoted was just background noise.
As stated earlier, hearing the voice of the person in the background on the television, I had no idea of the gender pronoun that the contestant prefers to be called by. I had no prior knowledge about the contestant until I looked it long after I viewed the episode. I understand the contestant was born male but identifies as being female. I don't have any issue with it whatsoever and hope she continues to do well on the show as I enjoy seeing these streaks occur. But you are continuing to post about thin trying to create drama where none was ever intended by me. Move on!!
Old 12-03-21, 11:09 AM
  #985  
Moderator
 
story's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Hope.
Posts: 11,153
Received 677 Likes on 406 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

I think my last post was snarky and I'm sorry about that. Here's what I'm trying to get at, please hear me out.

You made an error and you explained what happened that led to the error. But it also comes off like you can't bring yourself to say "Oops." And to me, "Oops" can go a long way.

I mean, misgendering a person who is transgender isn't a little thing. It can be the cause of a lot of pain for people. I 100% take you at your word that you didn't know Amy is not a "guy." I don't doubt you on that, I really don't. But when the error was pointed out to you instead of admitting your error, you explained it away with no ownership for the error in the first place. You have a person who is transgender telling you how it came off. You have me telling you how it came off. You have other members "liking" those posts about how you came off. Adding a simple "Oops, my mistake," or "Sorry about that" to any of your next three posts can go a long way. It doesn't need to be, and really it shouldn't be, anything drawn out or a full-fledged treatise of apology. But a little "Sorry, Amy is having a good run" is fully appropriate. I'm not... the only person... who thinks this... a brief apology... is helpful...

Can you see where I'm coming from on this?
Old 12-03-21, 05:01 PM
  #986  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
jjcool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 6,848
Received 10 Likes on 7 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Dude explained why he made the error. All these snarky comments would be better served as DMs to the user, no? At this point you are the one drawing out this drama and all over a simple mistake and an assumption.
Old 12-04-21, 12:56 AM
  #987  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Josh-da-man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Bible Belt
Posts: 37,117
Received 995 Likes on 720 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

I'd wager that the people who have been watching Jeopardy probably read this post:

The guy that's the current Jeopardy champion is having a good run. He just got over $61,000 today and is nearly at $500,000 after twelve wins!!
as a blatant dig at the contestant in question.

I haven't watched Jeopardy in several weeks, but it seems like if someone had those figures ($61,000 today and $500,000 over twelve wins") they've been watching it would know the gender of the contestant they were referring to. And if you haven't been watching and only picked up this information secondhand, it's also a big assumption to assume that it was man and not a woman who had a good run.

Maybe movieguru is on the level with what he claims happened (it happens), but it does seem suspect to jump into a thread and refer to a transwoman as "this guy/he."

Old 12-04-21, 07:25 AM
  #988  
DVD Talk Legend & 2021 TOTY Winner
 
Obi-Wanma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Detroit - Formerly known as Obi-Wan Jabroni
Posts: 11,729
Received 362 Likes on 180 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

That's how I read it, and if it was wrong to jump to the conclusion that it was intentional, it's just because I have read too many other things like it that absolutely were intentional slights. If it was an honest mistake, I apologize for jumping on you, but I'm very emotional right now, and it set me off.
The following users liked this post:
Norm de Plume (12-04-21)
Old 12-04-21, 05:02 PM
  #989  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Norm de Plume's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Toronto
Posts: 18,159
Received 380 Likes on 289 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Shit, people, please give him the benefit of the doubt! If it was an honest mistake based on hearing a male voice but not seeing a woman on the screen, there's no need to drag it out.
The following 3 users liked this post by Norm de Plume:
hippie68 (12-06-21), mikehunt (12-14-21), The Cow (12-04-21)
Old 12-06-21, 01:56 PM
  #990  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
jjcool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 6,848
Received 10 Likes on 7 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I'd wager that the people who have been watching Jeopardy probably read this post:



as a blatant dig at the contestant in question.

I haven't watched Jeopardy in several weeks, but it seems like if someone had those figures ($61,000 today and $500,000 over twelve wins") they've been watching it would know the gender of the contestant they were referring to. And if you haven't been watching and only picked up this information secondhand, it's also a big assumption to assume that it was man and not a woman who had a good run.

Maybe movieguru is on the level with what he claims happened (it happens), but it does seem suspect to jump into a thread and refer to a transwoman as "this guy/he."
Considering he explained why he came to that conclusion, why not give him the benefit of the doubt? The alternative is for a mod to harp on it for days with snarky, petty comments rather than address the issue properly.
The following users liked this post:
mikehunt (12-14-21)
Old 12-06-21, 03:14 PM
  #991  
DVD Talk God
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Directionally Challenged (for DirecTV)
Posts: 126,333
Received 230 Likes on 185 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
Shit, people, please give him the benefit of the doubt! If it was an honest mistake based on hearing a male voice but not seeing a woman on the screen, there's no need to drag it out.
Seriously. Just move on and stick to game/host discussion.

Though we have the professor tourney this week. Yawn.
The following users liked this post:
mikehunt (12-14-21)
Old 12-06-21, 04:33 PM
  #992  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Nick Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 26,748
Received 619 Likes on 410 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

I like professors. My sister is a professor.
Old 12-07-21, 09:51 AM
  #993  
Enormous Genitals
 
Bandoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: a small cottage on a cul de sac in the lower pits of hell.
Posts: 35,006
Received 232 Likes on 141 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

My dad was a professor. He was never on Jeopardy, though.
Old 12-07-21, 09:54 AM
  #994  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
andicus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 9,904
Received 303 Likes on 239 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

My father had a nickname of 'The Professor' but he was not an actual professor, nor was he on Jeopardy!

He also wasn't much of a father, so at least he was consistent.
Old 12-07-21, 10:45 AM
  #995  
Premium Member
 
The Cow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Grazing in a field somewhere...
Posts: 22,087
Received 234 Likes on 166 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Wonder how this guy would have performed... Is he a forum member father?

The following users liked this post:
mikehunt (12-14-21)
Old 12-07-21, 10:57 AM
  #996  
Senior Member
 
Rodney2187's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Posts: 256
Received 77 Likes on 51 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Why aren't all the posts in this thread in the form of a question?
The following users liked this post:
Trevor (12-07-21)
Old 12-07-21, 11:33 AM
  #997  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
The Questyen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 4,685
Received 322 Likes on 236 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Originally Posted by andicus View Post
My father had a nickname of 'The Professor' but he was not an actual professor, nor was he on Jeopardy!

He also wasn't much of a father, so at least he was consistent.
Hard to be much of a father when you're touring the world playing basketball for a living.
Old 12-07-21, 02:01 PM
  #998  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 9,531
Received 425 Likes on 335 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Originally Posted by The Cow View Post
Wonder how this guy would have performed... Is he a forum member father?

Not if the clue is "This is how you patch a hole in a boat"
The following users liked this post:
mikehunt (12-14-21)
Old 12-07-21, 03:43 PM
  #999  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
jjcool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 6,848
Received 10 Likes on 7 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

When referring to Jeopardy! isn't there only one "Professor"?
Old 12-07-21, 07:06 PM
  #1000  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 44,768
Received 369 Likes on 327 Posts
Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Who’s going to be host going forward? I want Bialik, but Jennings is EP and like royalty there, but so boring! Mayim Bialik has personality and the smarts.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.