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chrisholland03

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A (factually deficient) History of Jeopardy
« on: September 08, 2017, 11:11:15 AM »
http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/09/the_history_of_the_game_show_j.html

Author very clearly has never seen an episode of the current run, based upon the content in this article.

From the article:

"Fans of the series as it exists now might find early episodes peculiar, in that contestants were not eliminated as the show progressed and there was no bonus round. Although participants have always phrased their answer in the form of a question."

A fun read, to throw tomatoes at and/or use as digital toilet paper.






Jimmy Owen

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Re: A (factually deficient) History of Jeopardy
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 02:38:40 PM »
So many factual errors.....
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Re: A (factually deficient) History of Jeopardy
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 02:40:09 PM »
So many factual errors.....
Maybe he was assigned to research Whew! and was applying method acting.
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Jimmy Owen

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Re: A (factually deficient) History of Jeopardy
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 05:42:40 PM »
So many factual errors.....
Maybe he was assigned to research Whew! and was applying method acting.
. I never thought of that!
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Matt Ottinger

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Re: A (factually deficient) History of Jeopardy
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 05:46:34 PM »
"Fans of the series as it exists now might find early episodes peculiar, in that contestants were not eliminated as the show progressed and there was no bonus round. Although participants have always phrased their answer in the form of a question."

That's just stunningly wrong.  I mean, aren't there editors to catch that kind of wrong anymore?
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Re: A (factually deficient) History of Jeopardy
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 07:49:30 PM »
That's just stunningly wrong.  I mean, aren't there editors to catch that kind of wrong anymore?

It's not wrong if the only example of the "original" show they could be assed to watch was the Fleming revival from '79.
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Re: A (factually deficient) History of Jeopardy
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2017, 07:51:35 PM »
That's just stunningly wrong.  I mean, aren't there editors to catch that kind of wrong anymore?

It's not wrong if the only example of the "original" show they could be assed to watch was the Fleming revival from '79.

There's other stupidity in the article, like saying elements of the '79 revival carried over to future versions, including the elimination of the lowest scoring contestant after the first round. Ugh.
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Re: A (factually deficient) History of Jeopardy
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2017, 08:00:22 PM »
There's other stupidity in the article, like saying elements of the '79 revival carried over to future versions, including the elimination of the lowest scoring contestant after the first round. Ugh.

Oh, believe you me, I didn't read the article. :) That's just the only possible justification I could come up with for ignorance to that degree. :)
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Re: A (factually deficient) History of Jeopardy
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2017, 11:07:52 AM »
Oy. This is one of those rare times I wish I hadn't let Game Shows '75 go dark.

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Re: A (factually deficient) History of Jeopardy
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2017, 12:50:36 PM »
Oy. This is one of those rare times I wish I hadn't let Game Shows '75 go dark.

By the by, is it dark as in, dark dark? Like all materials gone? (I loved your site, writing style and musings on the genre and would do anything I could to help relaunch it)
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Otm Shank

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Re: A (factually deficient) History of Jeopardy
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2017, 08:43:34 PM »
Basically this is a rehash of what we already know, but just putting this here for a little balance, I suppose. Not enough to merit a whole new post, IMHO.

http://www.vulture.com/2017/09/jeopardy-writers-room-questions.html