Jeopardy had a really bad episode yesterday. How bad? Only one contestant made it to Final Jeopardy and Kristin went into it with just $8,400. The other two contestants ended the first two rounds in the negative, so they were eliminated. Brad was only $200 away from 0, but poor Stephanie was $6,800 from being in the positive. Even Wolf Blitzer was like, I can do better than that.
When it comes to Kristin, she won the game but she got the final question wrong. Thankfully, she didn’t bet it all or the episode really would’ve been a big fat zero.
So you have to wonder about this episode? Were the questions really hard or were the contestants really dumb. I guess, “What is really dumb?” And to be really dumb on Jeopardy still makes you smarter than most.
This week, not one but two contestants on Wheel of Fortune made some incredible correct guesses. Both of them were able to do it with just the letter T on the board. Shawn figured out “Training for a Triathlon” with 3 just three Ts up there and Rufus got “Championship Match” with just one.
I am not sure whose guess was more impressive, so I will say it is a tie or toss-up. Two puzzles, I am sure they would be able to solve because both words have a T in them.
The other day on Jeopardy they had a category called “Hard Rockers” and the contestants had to tell us which singer sang the lyrics that Alex Trebek just read. One of the questions that the host read was the lyrics to Motley Crue’s Girls Girls Girls and you can hear the disgust grow stronger with each passing word that he said.
I’ll take, “What is Poor Alex Trebek for a $100?” And I’ll take, “What is Poor Motley Crue for $1,000?”
George Gray was reading off the prices for some prizes while speed walking backwards on a treadmill, when he suddenly slipped and fell on his butt. The Price is Right announcer didn’t miss a beat as he continued to read off the descriptions.
Poor George everyone just laughed at him as he sat injured on the floor and no one on the game show went to help him. But then again, I would do the same thing.
Morale to the story, don’t run backwards on a treadmill and reach out to grab a script page that someone off camera is giving to you, unless you want to fall on your a$$ on national television. Ouchie.
The Price is Right asked the contestants how much an iPhone 6 with 16G would cost with a year’s call plan and two of them got the price very wrong. The first contestant guessed $7,500 and Mark, who went next, upped her amount by a dollar. Rachel brought things back to reality by screaming out $850 and she lost out to Dana who went with $930. The actual retail price is $1,969, $1,039 more than the closest guess. That still seems high to me, but not as high as the first two thought it would be.
Drew Carey joked, ”Man, I hope the marketing people at Apple are watching this.” I hope they aren’t because maybe they will think about upping the price to the average person’s conception of it. Which is why I will be sticking with my Android phone from Sprint.
On Friday’s episode of Wheel of Fortune, not only did Matt DeSanto solve a puzzle with just one letter, he also went on to be the largest main-game winner. First, he wowed everyone when he was able to solve the puzzle with just the second “E” of The Lone Ranger revealed. Then he kept on winning, so much so he ended the day with $91,892 in winnings. That is the largest amount won by a player in a single episode during the show’s run. Not a bad way to start off 2015!
I don’t know about you, but I always assumed that if you were selected to be a contestant on Jeopardy that you had to be really smart? Well Dan (and Wolf Blitzer) is making me rethink that. It wasn’t his question to an answer that made me contemplate him being on the show? It was the story he shared about his trip to Paris, and he told Alex Trebeck that he thought the sun was the moon. Then he actually added that he still has a problem til this day telling them apart. Ummm, it really isn’t that hard. During the day it is the sun, at night it is the moon. What’s complicated about that?
BTW can you believe that he is a Ph.D student in Physics? Maybe there’s hope for me to get a Ph. D then?
On Wednesday’s Wheel of Fortune a contestant made a guess that was so far off from the answer that some are dubbing the worst guess in the show’s history. Stephen Dryer was trying to guess the lyrics that go with with S-RF C–Y -ERE -W COME, and he guessed it was “surf clay here we go”. Um, it says “come”, so why did he say go? And what is surf clay? I guess the pressure of it got to him.
So do you think this is the worst guess in the show’s run? I don’t.
It was College Week on Wheel of Fortune and it was not a good one for Julian from Indiana University. Even though the wheel was his friend, the board was anything but. First he failed to solve Mythological Hero Achilles, even though all the letters were on the board. How you ask? Because he mispronounced Achilles as Aa-chill-es.
It didn’t get any better for him because he continued to miss solving the puzzles; which was a good thing for Shelby, the contestant on his left, who was able to finish what he couldn’t.
Poor Julian, some are saying he was the worst player in the game show’s run, but I don’t think he was. If he kept spinning on to Bankrupt or Lose a Turn every round or guess J, X, Y or Z every time, then I would agree. Do you think he is the worst player ever on Wheel of Fortune?
On Wednesday night the world was amazed how Emil de Leon solved the Bonus Round Puzzle on Wheel of Fortune with only the first two letters having been revealed. Well, Ellen DeGeneres was so amazed that she will have him on her show this Monday. The best WOF contestant ever explained how he came up with the answer on his first try and it makes sense. Does it mean you or I could do the same thing? Hell-to-the-no!
Then Ellen wanted to see if he could do it again by coming up with her own puzzles for him to solve and of course he did. Proving he really is the best WOF player ever.
Finally, when his segment was over, Ellen had a present for him. It was a New Baby Buggy! A phrase that will probably be on his tombstone in the far far future.