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I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: zeppo2
Date: January 30, 2015 05:16PM
What the subject says. I've been reading you guys for ten years (and occasionally posting), so it only seems right to share the information here. NDAs keep me from saying how I did, but it was a life-long dream to go on Jeopardy, win or lose. No Apple questions, unfortunately. I'm Jim on the show--not Zeppo2 :-)
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: January 30, 2015 05:21PM
Very cool! thumbs up

They even did a story on you! Extra cool! thumbs up thumbs up

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Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: wave rider
Date: January 30, 2015 05:21PM
Congrats!

I may have to watch the rerun though...

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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: zeppo2
Date: January 30, 2015 05:27PM
Thanks! My college has been making hay out of the appearance. Are you in the Five Cities area, Rick-o?
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: January 30, 2015 05:28PM
Cool. At least a few people around here have brains apparently. Maybe one day I'll count myself among them...smiley-excited001



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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: January 30, 2015 05:33PM
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zeppo2
Thanks! My college has been making hay out of the appearance. Are you in the Five Cities area, Rick-o?

Not even close. I'm in the frigid north, in icy MI. Your story popped right up with a quick search.



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 30, 2015 05:34PM
Congrats.

I watched 'Win Ben Stein's Money' with my son who loved it. The most memorable show for me was when some techie business founder shut out the two other contestants (he answered every question posed, the other two answered zero questions) and then went on to wallop Ben. Ben remarked that the country had nothing to fear with people like this contestant in charge of things (or something similar.). The winner looked bored as could be.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 30, 2015 05:37PM
We watch every night, but are out tonight. Well damn.
I hope you win and will be back on Monday.





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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: zeppo2
Date: January 30, 2015 05:39PM
Loved the experience of being on Ben Stein, and have to say that both him and Alex seemed to really love being game show hosts. Both were very fun to talk with.
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 30, 2015 05:42PM
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zeppo2
Loved the experience of being on Ben Stein, and have to say that both him and Alex seemed to really love being game show hosts. Both were very fun to talk with.

Okay, but how about Jimmy Kimmel?



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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 30, 2015 05:45PM
Congratulations, zeppo! Here's hoping you are tonight's big winner!

I tried out for Jeopardy! many years ago. The questions on the test they gave the applicants that day were wicked hard -- way harder than the questions they give on the show. They told us they do that to ensure that they don't get contestants who are unable to answer any questions on the actual show.



It is what it is.



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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: davester
Date: January 30, 2015 05:45PM
Sounds great! I only know two people who were on Jeopardy. One was a fellow grad student at UCLA. He won two games I think and then got nailed on a geology question (and he's a geologist). He almost died of embarrassment. The other is my neighbor. He was one of the early 5-time champions (back when they booted you off the show after 5 wins), and was invited back for the Tournament of Champions showdown where the winner got to play Ken Jennings. He won several of those but then lost on Final Jeopardy. Hope you had a great time!



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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 30, 2015 05:50PM
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davester
Sounds great! I only know two people who were on Jeopardy. One was a fellow grad student at UCLA. He won two games I think and then got nailed on a geology question (and he's a geologist). He almost died of embarrassment. The other is my neighbor. He was one of the early 5-time champions (back when they booted you off the show after 5 wins), and was invited back for the Tournament of Champions showdown where the winner got to play Ken Jennings. He won several of those but then lost on Final Jeopardy. Hope you had a great time!

My son, when young and naive, suggested I should try out for one of those shows. I told him it was a lot harder to come up with the correct answers on a stage in front of an audience and knowing you would be on a nationally televised show where you would display your ignorance for all the country to see than it was to know the answer while reclining on the couch in our living room.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 30, 2015 05:53PM
[www.jeopardy.com]

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Cool!

Good luck. When was the show recorded?
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: vision63
Date: January 30, 2015 05:56PM
Oh boy! And me with nothing to record with! But I'll see it for sure.
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: zeppo2
Date: January 30, 2015 05:59PM
Davester--I'm an English prof, and I was much more worried about missing an embarrassingly easy literature or grammar question than winning or losing.
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: zeppo2
Date: January 30, 2015 06:00PM
Speedy--unfortunately, Jimmy Kimmel had just left WBSM when I went on.
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: January 30, 2015 06:05PM
Hey!! That's pretty kewl!!
Have a blast tonight.



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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 30, 2015 06:07PM
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zeppo2
Speedy--unfortunately, Jimmy Kimmel had just left WBSM when I went on.

The show really tanked after Kimmel left. He could really flummox Ben.



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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: zeppo2
Date: January 30, 2015 06:12PM
Yeah, they had good chemistry together. The show didn't last too long after that. It's still weird to occasionally catch myself on a rerun on one of the game channels
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: January 30, 2015 06:14PM
Watching now!

Go, zeppo2, go!



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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: January 30, 2015 06:17PM
The ladies are kickin' ass!



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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: zeppo2
Date: January 30, 2015 06:18PM
Alex Trabek was a hoot in the studio. He took questions from the audience at every break. One kid asked him what music was on his iPhone, and he asked what an iPhone was. They then asked what CD's he had, and he said he only listened to LPs.
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: 3d
Date: January 30, 2015 06:19PM
That's GREAT! Conratulations!
Seriously, that's f-in awsome.
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: btfc
Date: January 30, 2015 06:21PM
Nice! It is on in 40 minutes here.



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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: Jack D.
Date: January 30, 2015 06:23PM
I was going to try out but they don't ask (axe) too many questions about green Chinese pottery which is my area of specialization.



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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: BernDog
Date: January 30, 2015 06:27PM
Ok, so all done here. How long before we can safely talk about it?
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 30, 2015 06:29PM
Aleve!
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: vision63
Date: January 30, 2015 06:34PM
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BernDog
Ok, so all done here. How long before we can safely talk about it?

I'm on the West Coast (Bay Area) and it comes on at 7pm. Woo Woo!
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: Black
Date: January 30, 2015 06:35PM
Obligatory Weird Al post?




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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: CW2V
Date: January 30, 2015 06:41PM
Watching now!

CW2V
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: zeppo2
Date: January 30, 2015 06:44PM
Weird Al's being going through my head for a month now...
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: January 30, 2015 06:53PM
REMEMBER

NO SPOILERS FOR THE WEST COAST



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: Pam
Date: January 30, 2015 06:54PM
Watching!
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: Pam
Date: January 30, 2015 06:55PM
Looked like fun!



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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: 3d
Date: January 30, 2015 06:59PM
I tried getting on Who Wants to be a Millionaire years ago via their telephone casting competition. Didn't work out sad smiley
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: btfc
Date: January 30, 2015 07:02PM
Bah! Not the right episode. sad smiley



(We're one day behind, apparently)



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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 30, 2015 07:06PM
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3d
I tried getting on Who Wants to be a Millionaire years ago via their telephone casting competition. Didn't work out sad smiley

There's a Mac connection to that show. The author of Fetch funded the commercial version of the app with winnings from that show.

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In December 2000, Jim had the opportunity to participate on the Who Wants to be a Millionaire show with Regis Philbin. He used some of his show winnings to purchase Fetch’s source code and name from Dartmouth College and launch Fetch Softworks, so that the product could be enhanced and marketed independently.

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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: Bo
Date: January 30, 2015 07:18PM
Watch/Tivo it every night...very exciting and looking forward to this evening! The shows have been kind of interesting lately. There was some particularly odd final jeopardy wagering on one show last week the left be befuddled.

I agree with the no spoiler request until us West Coasters can watch!

Does your NDA prevent you from talking just about how you did or the whole workings of the show? Presumably it expires upon airing?
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: zeppo2
Date: January 30, 2015 07:37PM
Bo--they tape five shows at a time, so I had a front seat to four other very good games (we were the last of the day).
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: wowzer
Date: January 30, 2015 07:45PM
Awesome. I record it nightly and my entire family watches.


I hope you won....



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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: January 30, 2015 07:45PM
Wow! You're all smart!

It looked like your button was giving you trouble. Or was that nerves? smiley-shocked003



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: spacescape
Date: January 30, 2015 07:55PM
Congratulations!!!
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: January 30, 2015 09:01PM
Got it recorded and will be watching in just a little while. We never miss Jeopardy.

Congrats for on the show no matter how well you did.



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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: January 30, 2015 09:33PM
Congrats on making the show.

A an someone share this if they have a file recorded? I am away from TV for the next few days.



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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: vision63
Date: January 30, 2015 10:14PM
I saw it. I enjoyed it and I won't spoil it. Camera
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: January 30, 2015 11:03PM
A girl I work with was on it a few years ago (she was probably 24-25 then), and took home over 80k in a three or four day run.

We had a watch party, her included, for the days that it aired - it was fun. She could talk about some of the details, but wouldn't budge on anything else until after the last game aired where she was barely lost, but should have won (answered one wrong, but did mean to say the correct answer).

Anyhow, hope your take was a good one!







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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: sekker
Date: January 31, 2015 12:11AM
Very cool. Thanks for posting!
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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: Acer
Date: January 31, 2015 12:27AM
Missed it, and likely won't be seeing it, but dying to know how our fellow forumite did. Can someone PM me a spoiler?

EDIT: PM received, thanks!



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Re: I'm on Jeopardy Tonight!
Posted by: maco
Date: January 31, 2015 12:37AM
Cool! Wish that I could have seen it.
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