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(YouTube)   So, what happens when there's a tie in "Jeopardy" tournament play? Well, now we know   (youtube.com) divider line 50
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2007-11-15 02:10:53 AM  
I actually happened to be watching and had no idea they did this. Glad they gave some love to Fellini, but I didn't get the tiebreaker question. The guy who didn't win seemed pretty scary-smart.
 
2007-11-15 07:30:19 AM  
I wonder how many times throughout the rest of his life he's going to think, "Why didn't I just bet ONE MORE DAMN DOLLAR?!"
 
2007-11-15 07:39:23 AM  
Smellvin

Hahahaaa! The next time a homeless person asks him "Spare a buck?" should be priceless
 
2007-11-15 08:40:48 AM  
That doesn't seem like the most fair way to break a tie.
 
2007-11-15 08:52:32 AM  
Boring
 
2007-11-15 09:08:52 AM  
Should have an open palm face slapping contest.
 
2007-11-15 09:24:32 AM  
Hopefully that biatch can fix her teeth with that money
 
2007-11-15 09:26:59 AM  
Wow, what an ugly ass motley crew of Jeopardy contestants.

Tournament of Champions? More like tournament of... ugly ass motley crew of Jeopardy contestants!!
 
2007-11-15 10:03:41 AM  
root88: That doesn't seem like the most fair way to break a tie.

agreed, how about another question where they write down a wager.
 
2007-11-15 10:09:04 AM  
Did that seem staged? Not saying it was, but Trebek is such a cool cucumber he makes it seem that way. "Oh, this hasn't happened in 20 years, but here's what we do when it does:"

I'd like him around when a water heater explodes, or I open my trunk and a live boa is in there or something.
 
2007-11-15 10:09:56 AM  
root88: That doesn't seem like the most fair way to break a tie.

Fair?!?

THIS IS JEOPARDY!!!!!

/or Sparta, I forget which
 
2007-11-15 10:13:57 AM  
I seem to remember that happening once before like 15-20 years ago...could be wrong though.
 
2007-11-15 10:14:22 AM  
Bacontastesgood: Did that seem staged? Not saying it was, but Trebek is such a cool cucumber he makes it seem that way. "Oh, this hasn't happened in 20 years, but here's what we do when it does:"

I'd like him around when a water heater explodes, or I open my trunk and a live boa is in there or something.


Probably some good editing. I suspect that the judges looked at what the results would be between the end of the 30 seconds and the revealing of the answers. Thus, there would have been time to discuss it with Trebek.
 
2007-11-15 10:31:21 AM  
Dammit, watching it I was hoping the third guy got it right and bet a dollar.

A three-way-tie would've been sweet.
 
2007-11-15 10:43:38 AM  
wxboy: Bacontastesgood: Did that seem staged? Not saying it was, but Trebek is such a cool cucumber he makes it seem that way. "Oh, this hasn't happened in 20 years, but here's what we do when it does:"

I'd like him around when a water heater explodes, or I open my trunk and a live boa is in there or something.

Probably some good editing. I suspect that the judges looked at what the results would be between the end of the 30 seconds and the revealing of the answers. Thus, there would have been time to discuss it with Trebek.


Not only that, but there's the time during the commercial break when the contestants are writing down their wagers, so production knew several minutes ahead of time that there was the possibility of a tie -- plenty of time to talk into Alex's earpiece and prep a tiebreaker question.
 
2007-11-15 11:11:26 AM  
Remindsh me of how I had your whore of a mother tied down lasht night, Trebeck.
 
2007-11-15 11:26:43 AM  
Alex Trebek: "The sound a doggy makes"
Sean Connery: "Mooooo"
Alex Trebek: "No, that is wrong"
Sean Connery: "That's the sound your mother made last night, Trebek"
Alex Trebek: "We would have accepted bow-wow or ruff"
Sean Connery: "Rough, that's the way your mother likes it Trebek"
 
2007-11-15 11:35:07 AM  
That's a shame.

I know the guy who lost, he was in the same fraternity as my brother at Dartmouth.

And you're right, Peaceboy, he is scary-smart.
 
2007-11-15 11:43:26 AM  
He can't be that smart if he went to Dartmouth...

On another note, in my opinion I think he got farked. That was a stupid way to end it. It should have been another final jeopardy round atleast.

farking Trebek
 
2007-11-15 12:14:09 PM  
Bloodsport?
 
2007-11-15 12:29:33 PM  
Kant1: It should have been another final jeopardy round atleast.

Not enough time. Like sitcoms and most other programming, game shows have to adhere to an extremely strict time frame. A second round of final Jeopardy would add another 1 1/2 - 2 minutes of show. You notice how snippy the editing is the tiebreaker section. They probably had to trim another several seconds of chit-chat from earlier in the show to make their time limits.

However, I see your point. I guess the only thing that makes the tie-breaker more fair than, say, a coin toss, is that you can't win by default.
 
2007-11-15 12:54:15 PM  
I don't understand why they didn't bet more money. If they knew the answer why did they only bet one more dollar than the guy that was in the lead? And what if he got the question right? If you know the answer and you're trying to win, wouldn't you bet the farm?
 
2007-11-15 12:58:32 PM  
Wingman8104: I don't understand why they didn't bet more money. If they knew the answer why did they only bet one more dollar than the guy that was in the lead? And what if he got the question right? If you know the answer and you're trying to win, wouldn't you bet the farm?

Because they log in their wager after the category is revealed, but before the question.
 
2007-11-15 01:02:16 PM  
Wingman8104,

The thing is, they base their wager on the category only. The 2nd and 3rd place players (after Double Jeopardy) can't win if all 3 get the correct answer, because the guy in 1st place is going to wager just enough to end up with 1$ more than double his nearest competitor's score. However, the reason that the 2nd/3rd place players don't bet the farm is so that, in the event that everyone gets it wrong, they may still have enough to win.

On the other hand, if one of the players had a Ph.D. in film studies (?) and is a professional movie reviewer, then they could safely bet the farm' based on the category "The Movies" alone.
 
2007-11-15 01:02:54 PM  
I say it should involve some shoddy looking armor, a fight ring, and the star trek fight music.
/I bet 40 quattros on the fat guy
 
2007-11-15 01:04:07 PM  
zupaloop,

That's what I get for being a Tolstoy...
 
2007-11-15 01:12:26 PM  
ltdanman44: agreed, how about another question where they write down a wager.

Uhh that would take too long.

The format of jeopardy really isn't fair to see who is the smartest.

They could sit down and take a comprehensive written test with essay questions.

Now THAT would get the viewers.
 
2007-11-15 01:25:18 PM  
Wingman8104: If you know the answer and you're trying to win, wouldn't you bet the farm?

What is, try watching the damn show.

/didn't need an explanation.
 
2007-11-15 01:39:46 PM  
Wingman8104- What kind of god damned commie doesn't know hoe to play Jeopardy?
 
2007-11-15 01:40:26 PM  
Clearly not the same kind of person who can't code or spell correctly. :sigh:
 
2007-11-15 01:42:11 PM  
Corvus: ltdanman44: agreed, how about another question where they write down a wager.

Uhh that would take too long.

The format of jeopardy really isn't fair to see who is the smartest.

They could sit down and take a comprehensive written test with essay questions.

Now THAT would get the viewers.


Yep. In the format of Jeopardy that IS the correct way to handle a tiebreaker. It's not just knowing the questions, it's also having the quickest draw.

Oh my, you're right, they should do the comprehensive test show. That would be awesome. Put it on ESPN or, you know, one of its affiliates.
 
2007-11-15 02:05:50 PM  
And knowing is half the battle!
 
2007-11-15 02:10:07 PM  
Michael Strahan?
 
2007-11-15 02:12:35 PM  
Loomy: Wingman8104,

The thing is, they base their wager on the category only. The 2nd and 3rd place players (after Double Jeopardy) can't win if all 3 get the correct answer, because the guy in 1st place is going to wager just enough to end up with 1$ more than double his nearest competitor's score. However, the reason that the 2nd/3rd place players don't bet the farm is so that, in the event that everyone gets it wrong, they may still have enough to win.

On the other hand, if one of the players had a Ph.D. in film studies (?) and is a professional movie reviewer, then they could safely bet the farm' based on the category "The Movies" alone.


Loommy, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Thanks.
 
2007-11-15 02:36:51 PM  
Wingman8104:



Loommy, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Thanks.


You know, for a second there, I thought that since everyone was ragging on you in this thread for not knowing, you were taking out any anger you might have had on Loomy.

But then I got the reference. I think its time for my nap.
 
2007-11-15 03:21:37 PM  
Wingman8104: I don't understand why they didn't bet more money. If they knew the answer why did they only bet one more dollar than the guy that was in the lead? And what if he got the question right? If you know the answer and you're trying to win, wouldn't you bet the farm?


The input their wager after the final Jeopardy category is revealed, but before the question is shown. If a contestant feels they aren't very knowledgable about a category, they tend to wage low so they don't lose as much.
 
2007-11-15 03:33:54 PM  
Hey, has anyone explained how the wagers work and stuff?
If not, I have some time a bit later.
 
2007-11-15 03:50:02 PM  
heroes_die: Oh my, you're right, they should do the comprehensive test show. That would be awesome. Put it on ESPN or, you know, one of its affiliates.

I think they have it on ESPN 8, "the Ocho".
 
2007-11-15 03:50:16 PM  
Bakudai,

It's a date!
 
2007-11-15 04:52:55 PM  
So, what happens when there's a tie in "Jeopardy" tournament play?


Thunderdome?

/this should of had voting.
 
2007-11-15 04:57:20 PM  
DAS BOOOOOOOT!!!!big>
i190.photobucket.com
 
2007-11-15 05:46:36 PM  
Seeing as how I didn't write any of the answers in that clip, I'm totally uninterested in it . . .
 
2007-11-15 08:11:31 PM  
Wingman8104: I don't understand why they didn't bet more money.

He's an alien!
www.junkylife.com
 
2007-11-15 09:23:49 PM  
I wonder if they've been saving that tiebreaker question for 20 years, ready to go in case of tie.

Somehow I doubt they have a tiebreaker question ready for every game... I'm curious where they get it from.
 
2007-11-15 10:26:18 PM  
^It couldn't be too hard to pull a single question out of their asses in a couple minutes. Or they might just make one every year before the tourney starts.

Also, a final Jeopardy would kind of suck as there would be little strategy in wagering. Perhaps a final Jeopardy without wagering. Just do that until one gets it and the other doesn't, editing out the time gap. Sudden death is kind of unfair... although I see her as a better player.
 
2007-11-16 05:50:56 AM  
Loomy 2007-11-15 01:02:16 PM
Wingman8104,

The thing is, they base their wager on the category only. The 2nd and 3rd place players (after Double Jeopardy) can't win if all 3 get the correct answer, because the guy in 1st place is going to wager just enough to end up with 1$ more than double his nearest competitor's score. However, the reason that the 2nd/3rd place players don't bet the farm is so that, in the event that everyone gets it wrong, they may still have enough to win.

On the other hand, if one of the players had a Ph.D. in film studies (?) and is a professional movie reviewer, then they could safely bet the farm' based on the category "The Movies" alone.


Does not approve of your theory
www.classictelevisionblog.com
 
2007-11-16 09:41:56 AM  
Forty-Two: Not only that, but there's the time during the commercial break when the contestants are writing down their wagers, so production knew several minutes ahead of time that there was the possibility of a tie -- plenty of time to talk into Alex's earpiece and prep a tiebreaker question.

It's not like they actually sit around and watch commercials when they say that. I have no idea how long of a break they take, but I do know that they shoot five episodes of Jeopardy in a day. I'm pretty sure they just edited it. The contestants seemed like they already knew what the rules would be.
 
2007-11-16 03:18:36 PM  
root88: It's not like they actually sit around and watch commercials when they say that. I have no idea how long of a break they take, but I do know that they shoot five episodes of Jeopardy in a day. I'm pretty sure they just edited it. The contestants seemed like they already knew what the rules would be.

TV shows are taped in real time, so if there's a two-minute break there's a two-minute lull in the studio. I've read that Jeopardy! will stop taping during that break if contestants needs more time to figure out their wagers.
 
2007-11-17 04:32:12 PM  
Robobuu: ^It couldn't be too hard to pull a single question out of their asses in a couple minutes. Or they might just make one every year before the tourney starts.

Also, a final Jeopardy would kind of suck as there would be little strategy in wagering. Perhaps a final Jeopardy without wagering. Just do that until one gets it and the other doesn't, editing out the time gap. Sudden death is kind of unfair... although I see her as a better player.


Or some might say they have a computer with questions and answers. I would imagine they have an immense database with categories, questions, answers, and difficulty level all in a neat table.
 
2007-11-18 02:29:41 AM  
the guy in the lead had 15,400. If he knows nothing about the category and wagers a number bigger than zero...he will lose money. If he knows nothing about the category and wagers nothing, then he will stay at 15,400...so if i think he doesn't know the catagory (which is pretty much my only way to overtake him money wise) then i should wager so that i end up with 15,401 if i get the question right.

now...if he wagers something bigger than zero, he's got to wager an amount so that if he gets it right, he will end up with double what the person in second place has +$1..now if he gets it wrong...then i might be able to overtake him since i am trying to get to 15401

after looking at the video again for the specifics
first had 15,400 and wagered 10,801 giving him (26,201 or 4,599)
second had 13,100 and wagered 2,301 giving him (15,401 or 10,799)
third had 8,800 and wagered 6,601 giving her (15,401 or 2,199)

so the guy in the lead made the correct wager he needed to in order to guarentee a win if he gets the answer correct.
the guy in second place was smart enough to realize that the guy in first place was going to wager that amount, so he made his wager based on if the guy in first got his question wrong but wagered nothing
the woman in third place was also smart enough to realize that the guy in first place was going to wager that amount, she she made her wager based on if the guy in first place had wagered nothing.
 
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