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1 hour ago, Trey said:

St. Anthony has been my go-to saint for a long time now.

Same here. I have talked to him so often that sometimes I call him Tony. 
I don’t think he minds, as he does help me keep finding lost stuff. 
Figures that we both like him so much...great minds and all that. 😊

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Wow! 3 different shows, covering 30 years of Chris Noth's career and it's a TS?! I understand the James Garner TS (since he's mainly known for one series 40+ years ago and he died several years ago), but Chris Noth? Besides Chris & James, I also got Finland, werewolf (missed DD. "pack"!!! I screamed at the screen when she said "vampire"), wombat, and got as far as "Louis Z-something" (for "Unbroken" survivor). I also thought FJ was an instaget.

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19 minutes ago, illdoc said:

Wow! 3 different shows, covering 30 years of Chris Noth's career and it's a TS?! I understand the James Garner TS (since he's mainly known for one series 40+ years ago and he died several years ago), but Chris Noth? I also got Finland, werewolf (missed DD. "pack"!!! I screamed at the screen when she said "vampire"), wombat, and got as far as "Louis Z-something" (for "Unbroken" survivor). I also thought FJ was an instaget.

I got James Garner (took me a second to recognize the young face) but could not for the life of me come up with Chris Noth's name (and I've probably seen every one of his L&O episodes, though I didn't watch the other two shows); I was picturing him in my head. I got werewolf and wombat and Louis Zamperini (whose surname is very similar to my own; Unbroken's a good book, too). I got FJ as quickly as it took me to add 1982+17.

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I got FJ, but was questioning myself because I forgot Prince died in 2016.  But, right is right whether or not I know why.

Only ts I got was James Garner and werewolf.  I could picture Chris Noth, but couldn't pull his name out.

 

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No one knew Chris Noth and James Garner! People should also know James Garner because he’s in one of the greatest movies ever - Victor/Victoria. 
 

I was in high school when 1999 came out and we all did the math and figured out how old we’d be then.  And it just seemed impossible that we would be 32 years old! 

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I confidently shouted "Bohemian Rhapsody!" for FJ, not thinking about or doing the math.  I know it charted again after the movie came out, but if I'd done the math, I would have gotten it right.  Oh well!  

I did at least get James Garner and werewolf.  I thought vampire for that until I got to the "alpha of the pack" part of the clue.  I think Gabriela didn't pay attention to the whole clue and stopped at bitten.   I never watched any show Chris Noth was in, so I had no idea who that was.

Gabriela's vocal fry was killing me.  

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I did the math on the first part of FJ and came up with 1999, but I didn't know why it would chart the third time. When Ken pointed out that 2016 was the year Prince died, it made sense. (Remember when we were all cursing 2016 for taking so many greats?)

I also got Chris Noth, James Garner, and werewolf. I remember the Polaroid camera commercials he did with Mariette Hartley. Everybody assumed they were married, although they weren't. She had a shirt saying "I am not Mrs. James Garner." They were a "thing" for awhile. I looked for one on Ebay...no luck.

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4 hours ago, illdoc said:

Wow! 3 different shows, covering 30 years of Chris Noth's career and it's a TS?! I understand the James Garner TS (since he's mainly known for one series 40+ years ago and he died several years ago), but Chris Noth?

I was more surprised by James Garner since there was a picture, but none of the three coming up with Noth surprised me a bit, too - I don't watch any of the three shows listed, but I'd picked up through cultural osmosis that it was him.  (I just didn't know how to pronounce his last name, whether it rhymes with moth or both, until Ken said it.)  No real surprises among the TS, though.

I was back to a more typical showing after last night's terrible game.  I ran the first round other than 7-10 split (I've never bowled).  I'd have missed one more if not for the Commercials section here - at first I couldn't remember who Leslie Mann was, and then when she came to me, the only reason I knew she's married to Judd Apatow is someone having mentioned it in a post about her commercials with their daughter. 

I missed about half a dozen scattered clues in DJ, and didn't get FJ.  I thought of "Candle in the Wind", rejected it because the dates didn't match, and then never came up with anything else.  I didn't realize "1999" had charted a third time, but once it was revealed, that was still a real V8 head smack moment.  Of course -- 1982 +17 = 1999.  If I'd done the math, I wouldn't have needed to know it charted again after his death.

 

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I said “Party Like it’s 1999” for FJ, I wonder if that would have counted? I’m pretty sure I’ve seen that written as the song name before.

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I feel SO freakin' old.  To not know who Bret Maverick is is one thing, but ROCKFORD?!?!??!?!  I may have to give up Jeopardy! I'm too old for so many of the clues. I didn't even get FJ.  By 1999, I was no longer listening to the radio - I had a CD player on my car!  WHoo Hoooo!! 

I only watched L&O of the 3 Noth shows they mentioned, but I knew he was in the other two, solely from commercials for the shows. i even know his named rhymes with "both" and not "moth."  He was also on L&O Criminal Intent for a while, but he was still playing Mike Logan, so I guess they counted that as one show. I was disappointed they didn't know him, but I think he was more disappointed than I was. Thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster that Garner's no longer around to know he's become an unknown.

I'm So depressed over this. I"m gonna take yet another nap.

 

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On 1/25/2021 at 10:58 PM, 853fisher said:

If you were tickled by the tidbit about "Fiddler" being popular in Japan, may I recommend "A Miracle of Miracles," the fabulous 2019 documentary about the show?

Thanks for the recommendation! I watched this tonight and really liked it. I particularly liked seeing Topol's interview (love him!) and It was cool to see snippets of Fiddler in so many different languages.

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Put me on the list of people who need a smack for not knowing "James Garner."  I knew the name of the show, recognized his face, but his name wasn't coming.  The late Joe Santos, who played Rockford's friend in the LAPD, was on the game show circuit for a few years in the late 70s and all I could hear while trying to think of "James Garner" was "from 'The Rockford Files,' Joe Santos!" in Johnny Olson's voice.  Yeeesh.  Now that I remember clearly, I really liked Garner in "Move Over, Darling" with Doris Day (which would have been "Something's Got to Give" with Marilyn Monroe and Dean Martin had she lived).

I also missed "1999."  I came up with 1982, 1999, and 2016 as the years referenced.  I even thought, "1999, that's a great song...now what unites these three years?"  I really didn't think "1999," the song, was released as early as the 80s.  Talk about "if it were a dog it would bite you."  I don't think I have earned any ice cream tonight.

Even though I didn't deserve to feel smug tonight, I groaned at "vampires" too.  A pack of vampires?  Too bad.  Of course Gabrielle joined me in missing FJ anyway so it was a moot point, but it could have been a lot closer.  I loved the Catskills clue, which was so clever.  I think Cheryl Hines is still on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," so I wasn't sure why that was in the past tense.  I never knew Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford were married, but a friend and I were talking yesterday about how "Ally McBeal" was one of the "it shows" for a few years and then, boom, it really doesn't seem well-remembered at all.

5 minutes ago, Cherpumple said:

Thanks for the recommendation! I watched this tonight and really liked it. I particularly liked seeing Topol's interview (love him!) and It was cool to see snippets of Fiddler in so many different languages.

My pleasure.  I'm glad you enjoyed it!  🙂

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13 hours ago, illdoc said:

Wow! 3 different shows, covering 30 years of Chris Noth's career and it's a TS?! I understand the James Garner TS (since he's mainly known for one series 40+ years ago and he died several years ago), but Chris Noth? Besides Chris & James, I also got Finland, werewolf (missed DD. "pack"!!! I screamed at the screen when she said "vampire"), wombat, and got as far as "Louis Z-something" (for "Unbroken" survivor). I also thought FJ was an instaget.

Garner had two big series - Brett Maverick (which I never saw) and Rockford Files. But he was in 8 Simple Rules as a regular, and many other films and such and worked up until 2010.  That being said, I knew him immediately because he was one of my favorite actors when I was a child, well before I saw him on tv (to be fair, I was out of the country when Brett Maverick was on - I probably would have seen him then.) Yep, I'm old.

I haven't seen Chris Noth in anything, though I could picture his face - but nothing else.

12 hours ago, M. Darcy said:

No one knew Chris Noth and James Garner! People should also know James Garner because he’s in one of the greatest movies ever - Victor/Victoria.

Loved that movie! It might not hold up too well in today's world, but it was something back then.

11 hours ago, GreekGeek said:

I did the math on the first part of FJ and came up with 1999, but I didn't know why it would chart the third time. When Ken pointed out that 2016 was the year Prince died, it made sense. (Remember when we were all cursing 2016 for taking so many greats?)

Unfortunately, I did the math wrong and came up with the wrong second date. I'm not good at doing math in my head - which is why I'd be terrible figuring out what to bet on Jeopardy. 😆

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31 minutes ago, Clanstarling said:

I was out of the country when Brett Maverick was on - I probably would have seen him then.

You can catch Maverick with Brothers Bret (James Garner), Bart (Jack Kelly), Beauregard (Beau) (Roger Moore), and Brent (Robert Colbert) daily on the Starz Encore Westerns channel.  

Wow, Brian's on a roll.  Hope I didn't jinx him! I like him and am enjoying seeing him do well without steamrolling the other players, who have generally played well.

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On 1/26/2021 at 10:30 AM, zoey1996 said:
On 1/23/2021 at 7:44 PM, ams1001 said:

Also wondering when the champ when they shut down will be back (he hasn't been, right?).

Gilligan was champ for the last game with Alex, broadcast Friday, Jan. 8 2021, originally scheduled to run Dec. 25 2020. He appeared in the next game broadcast Monday Jan. 11 2021. He came in second in that game.

I think the "champ when they shut down" is referencing the champ from earlier in 2020 when production shut down due to Covid.  I don't think that person has been back.

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12 hours ago, Prevailing Wind said:

  I may have to give up Jeopardy! I'm too old for so many of the clues. I didn't even get FJ.  By 1999, I was no longer listening to the radio - I had a CD player on my car!  WHoo Hoooo!! 

I am getting too old for Jeopardy! too.  I just miss so many clues now because I don't keep up with pop culture. I did not get FJ and wouldn't have got it if I'd sat there forever.

I love  the name for trainspotters in this clue -

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A ferroequinologist is a fancy name for someone who enjoys this hobby, also the name of a 1996 Ewan McGregor film.

I did get some ts's: Finland, Chris Noth, James Garner, and Niki Lauda plus the missed DD of Werewolf.

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15 hours ago, Browncoat said:

I confidently shouted "Bohemian Rhapsody!" for FJ, not thinking about or doing the math.  I know it charted again after the movie came out, but if I'd done the math, I would have gotten it right.  

The same happened here, so no FJ for me. 
   I got Chris Noth, James Garner (loved the Rockford Files) and the missed DD of Werewolf. 

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44 minutes ago, SweetSable said:

I think the "champ when they shut down" is referencing the champ from earlier in 2020 when production shut down due to Covid.  I don't think that person has been back.

Yes, that's what I meant.

26 minutes ago, Trey said:

I am getting too old for Jeopardy! too.  I just miss so many clues now because I don't keep up with pop culture. I did not get FJ and wouldn't have got it if I'd sat there forever.

I especially don't do well with current music categories. I'm a little better with TV and movies, if only by osmosis in a lot of cases.

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I ran the celebrity couples category. I'm not sure whether I am proud or embarrassed. I really don't pay that much attention, but it's sunk in somehow.

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57 minutes ago, Trey said:

I am getting too old for Jeopardy! too.  I just miss so many clues now because I don't keep up with pop culture.

I do miss some of the newer pop culture clues, especially if rap/hip hop is involved.  However, I feel I make up for it with my knowledge of older pop culture clues ( like James Garner). I remember quite a few occasions when Alex said the contestants were "too young" if they all missed certain clues.

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A ferroequinologist is a fancy name for someone who enjoys this hobby, also the name of a 1996 Ewan McGregor film.

Yeah, I was all proud of my Latin and was trying my hardest to figure out when Ewan McGregor starred in "The Horseshoe Collector" ... oops.

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48 minutes ago, 3 is enough said:

I remember quite a few occasions when Alex said the contestants were "too young" if they all missed certain clues.

Yes. "It was before your time." was one of his favourite lines.

Now, so much of it is "after" my time🙂

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On 1/25/2021 at 2:22 AM, Cherpumple said:

But now that I think about it, how does he [Ken]  know the correct response was given? Are they written somewhere on his podium, or does he get a signal through his earpiece? Alex made everything look so seamless that I never really thought about it before.

I've noticed Ken writing an X, so I believe he's got the same setup Alex used (this one is on permanent display backstage):

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You'd think there would be a computer screen on the podium that would show the host the same question the contestants and audience were seeing.

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3 hours ago, Scott said:

Yeah, I was all proud of my Latin and was trying my hardest to figure out when Ewan McGregor starred in "The Horseshoe Collector" ... oops.

My husband translated it (after I rapidly answered) to iron horse. Which made sense to me. 

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On 1/26/2021 at 10:51 AM, chessiegal said:

Andy Saunders on The Jeopardy! Fan says Zach Newkirk will be back on Thursday.

 

5 hours ago, SweetSable said:

I think the "champ when they shut down" is referencing the champ from earlier in 2020 when production shut down due to Covid.  I don't think that person has been back.

 

4 hours ago, ams1001 said:

Yes, that's what I meant.

Ah, OK, I misunderstood. As quoted above by Chessiegal, looks like he’ll be back tomorrow (Thursday Jan. 28).

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5 minutes ago, zoey1996 said:

Ah, OK, I misunderstood. As quoted above by Chessiegal, looks like he’ll be back tomorrow (Thursday Jan. 28).

That's okay...I didn't remember his name until Chessiegal's post. 😛 

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I just went to the Jfan site and there are a couple of comments at the bottom - one from Zach (returning champ) and one from Brian (current champ):

(I copied and pasted... hope this is legal!)

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Zach N (from the sidebar) | January 27, 2021 at 11:59 am | Reply

Interestingly, had all three contestants on Friday, January 22 missed the FJ, they would have all ended with $0 and there would have been no returning champion for the next game. By sheer coincidence, I was scheduled to return for the next taping. It would have been perfect, but 2/3 of the players knew Captain Cook and the rest is history.

Brian Chang | January 27, 2021 at 12:36 pm | Reply

“Perfect” is not how I would describe that scenario. ❤️

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And this one made me giggle:

Zach N (from the sidebar) | January 27, 2021 at 9:53 am | Reply

“Zach Newkirk waits in the wings to face the winner . . .” more like “Zach Newkirk nervously bites his fingernails in the audience section of the studio . . .”

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