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Mister Jeopardy
« on: July 2, 2004, 10:45 AM »
Anyone watching the guy, Ken Jennings keep winning and winning and winning on Jeopardy?  He's won 22 straight shows and is sitting at almost $750,000.  Jeopardy was one of my guilty pleasures in College.  My room mate's dream was to make it on the show and so we'd watch every day.  He'd usually beat me but we'd be pretty close

They changed the 5 day Champ rule a few months back to try I suppose keep up with Who Wants to Be A Millionaire.

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Re: Mister Jeopardy
« Reply #1 on: July 2, 2004, 11:02 AM »
What is How much will I have to pay in taxes Alex?   :D

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Re: Mister Jeopardy
« Reply #2 on: July 2, 2004, 11:03 AM »
I was there to match my intellect on national TV
Against a plumber, oh, and an architect, both with a PhD
I was tense, I was nervous, I guess it just wasn't my night
Art Fleming gave the answers
Oh, but I couldn't get the questions right, -ight, -ight

I lost on Jeopardy, baby (oooh)
I lost on Jeopardy, baby (oooh)

Well, I knew I was in trouble now
My hope of winning sank
Oh, 'cause I got the Daily Double now
And then my mind went blank
I took Potpourri for one hundred
And then my head started to spin
Well, I'm givin' up Don Pardo
Just tell me now what I didn't win, yeah, yeah

I lost on Jeopardy, baby (oooh)
I lost on Jeopardy, baby (oooh)

That's right, Al--You lost. And let me tell you what you didn't win: a twenty colume set of the Encyclopedia International, a case of Turtle Wax, and a yeard's supply of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco Treat. But that's not all. You also made yourself look like a jerk in front of millions of people. You brought shame and disgrace to your family name for generations to come. You don't get to come back tomorrow. You don't even get a lousy copy of our home game. You're a complete loser!

Don't know what I was thinkin' of
I guess I just wasn't too bright
Well, I sure hope I do better
Next weekend on The Price Is Right, -ight, -ight

I lost on Jeopardy, baby (oooh)
I lost on Jeopardy, baby (oooh)
I lost on Jeopardy, baby

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Re: Mister Jeopardy
« Reply #3 on: July 2, 2004, 11:43 AM »
That show is there to make the rest of us look like idiots
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Re: Mister Jeopardy
« Reply #4 on: July 2, 2004, 01:56 PM »
Why would Jeopardy want to try and keep up with Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? I thought that show was dead?

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Re: Mister Jeopardy
« Reply #5 on: July 2, 2004, 04:48 PM »
This guy has just been tearing it up on Jeopardy.  I mean, relentlessly!  I haven't seen a show where he hasn't scored under $10K yet.
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Re: Mister Jeopardy
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2004, 02:05 PM »
 :o

He's up to $920,960 so far & tonight will be his 29th appearance!

A: He's the all-time 'Jeopardy!' champ
Q: Who is Ken Jennings, closing in on $1 million?

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Re: Mister Jeopardy
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2004, 03:37 PM »
Great Googly-Moogly...  :o

$1mil?  Wow... may have to watch when I get home from work today...

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Re: Mister Jeopardy
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2004, 04:06 PM »
What a tear...I don't remember the guy who won 2.2 Million on Who Wants to be a Millionaire.  Was that on one of the Super Shows?  Or did he double down on the big prize???

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Re: Mister Jeopardy
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2004, 07:33 PM »
Ken Jennings on Jeopardy is close to hitting $1 million in winnings in the next day or so.  And tonight, he also tied himself for the highest single game winnings at $52,000.  This guy is like a machine.  I just wonder how long he's going to want to keep at it.
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Re: Mister Jeopardy
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2004, 09:15 PM »
What a tear...I don't remember the guy who won 2.2 Million on Who Wants to be a Millionaire.  Was that on one of the Super Shows?  Or did he double down on the big prize???

Yep & it was an easy answer that got him the win.

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Re: Mister Jeopardy
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2004, 08:47 AM »
The Ken Jennings Media Tour may have fizzled had he not continued his amazing string on Jeopardy! Monday night. He did. And how he did!

The 30-year-old software engineer matched his own series high and, for the second straight show, tied the single-day record of $52,000 in garnering his 29th consecutive victory. Jennings is now in striking distance of becoming a millionaire with a win Tuesday. His total: $972,960.   :o

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Re: Mister Jeopardy
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2004, 12:04 PM »
I've heard rumors of 42 wins and around $1.8 million...yowza.  

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Re: Mister Jeopardy
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2004, 10:07 PM »
Well, 30 straight and a bit over a million now...
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Re: Mister Jeopardy
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2004, 10:20 PM »
Stats for the show must be good!