Final Jeopardy: Great Britons

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24 Responses

  1. JEOPARDY says:

    He ****** up…….

  2. jacob ska says:

    @Rhonda, yes I do remember and so glad to read how eloquently aaaa put it. He is so accurate.

  3. JEOPARDY says:

    Easy fj today.. If you remember recent or current news and events.. All should get it.. One might get it wrong.

  4. VJ says:

    Philip’s chat story today reminded me of the time I was getting ready to eat a great cheeseburger I just made and this guy came to the door. I was trying to get rid of him but he kept talking and I looked back to see that our little Pekingese, Raspy, had jumped up on the chair and was eating it. LOL (now – I was pretty upset at the time)

    • Cece says:

      Lol, VJ! I’d have made a hot dog out of him.:):)

      Anyway, I wasn’t surprised Philip went out that way; it has happened before with big risk takers. But this time, I think he did what he had to do (as Eric so eloquently explains in his comment). Being faster on the buzzer would’ve helped him a lot, imo.

      • VJ says:

        True, it was the only move he could make on that second DD, but he still made a very impressive amount in the 3 games he won so I’m sure he’s happy about that.

        • Cece says:

          There’s some game on tonight, so no TBBT. I’m not a sports person, don’t know anything about it and, frankly, don’t care. Incidentally, my perfect 3/3 FJ so far this week was spoiled tonight by something having to do with sports, grrrrr.

          I vaguely remembered seeing a news headline about the pair of shoes auction, but had no idea what the guy’s name was. (My brain doesn’t retain trivia I don’t care about.) :)

      • EricS says:

        Thank you Cece! I hope you saw the admiration I posted for you, as well.

  5. EricS says:

    Clearly, regardless of anything Philip may have done in a previous game, his only reasonable chance to win was to bet everything in the last DD. Betting to a half-way point of the leader would lead to an inadequate leaving with a wrong response, and risked not even insuring a half-amount by the end of the game.
    Basically, Philip struck out, but didn’t do it with the bat on his shoulder.
    I am glad I got to see him play.

  6. aaaa says:

    There was a bonus for running a category later in the Art Fleming run, probably from 1973-75 in the wake of Match Game and Pyramid upping the prize money for game shows at the time. It was a $500 cash bonus early on, but later changed to a trip to London, and it was a car on the 1974-75 nighttime syndicated version. 38/53 here for tonight’s show.

  7. jacob ska says:

    And so the Day of Reckoning has arrived for Philip. For Whom the Bell Tolls? The Bell Tolls for thee. Read my post yesterday people where I stated “Today’s DD wager is beginning to show a pattern in Philip’s strategy that may not always work in his favor.”

    My grandfather used to have an expression that “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” As a fan of Jeopardy since the days of Art Fleming I have seen them come and go. So Philip has vanished due to a strategy that has never worked over the long term whether in the stock market or on Jeopardy.

    • rhonda says:

      Jacob, I used to watch the show when Art Fleming was the host, too. Do you remember when they used to give a bonus if the contestant ran a category?

  8. William Weyser says:

    I guess Michael Bilow can sympathize with Philip because as the screen said, Michael won $96,000 and then in his 4h game, he just had a bad day, and no offense against Kerry Greene because that was her 1st ever appearance, but I don’t like that episode.

    • Richard Corliss says:

      They both appeared in the Tournament of Champions last year. But did not played against each other again. Michael grew a little hair, Kerry changed glasses. I wonder if Dalton Higbee is happy that we have two players in Final Jeopardy!.

    • William Weyser says:

      Dalton Higbee, if you’re watching this, I can understand how you feel.
      Michael Bilow, if you’re watching this, have or show some sympathy for Philip.
      and Damien Martin, if you’re watching this, you’re no longer the most recent player to finish in the hole or in the red and not be eligible for Final Jeopardy! and YES, I hate seeing players who just have bad days, including you 2, Michael and Damien.