ThatDonGuy
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October 13th, 2021 at 11:51:33 AM permalink
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Amazing. He loses.

They finally found a way to beat him to the buzzer. These were strong opponents but the reason they beat him was because they beat him to the buzzer. That split second can tip the scales…big time.
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I'm pretty sure that Jennings and Rutter, and I think Forrest as well, when asked what their "secret" was, all replied that it was getting the timing of the buzzer (i.e. knowing exactly when they could buzz in) right.
odiousgambit
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October 13th, 2021 at 12:31:45 PM permalink
I've found that listening to the host reading the clue, for the content of the clue, is very distracting. I would want to tune the host out and read the clue quickly without waiting, decide if I will come up with the right response*, and then listen to the host again to determine the moment it is time to buzz in.... in that order

* I am pretty sure the best contestants buzz in knowing they will probably have the right response, before they actually have it. And yes I use 'clue' and 'correct response' here instead of 'answer' and 'question'. As far as I'm concerned, they just throw in that you have to answer in the form of a question to make it even more difficult to be a good contestant. I would be a bad one!
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October 13th, 2021 at 4:03:19 PM permalink
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As far as I'm concerned, they just throw in that you have to answer in the form of a question to make it even more difficult to be a good contestant. I would be a bad one!



The answer in form of a question gimmick is literally nothing more than that, a gimmick. It's what makes Jeopardy different than every other straight quizzer.

Funny enough, the reason they did it was to capitalize on the Quiz Show scandals of the 1950s, which was still fresh in people's minds at the time. "We give the players the answers! ........but they have to give us the questions."
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October 14th, 2021 at 6:26:40 PM permalink
Quote: Deucekies
Funny enough, the reason they did it was to capitalize on the Quiz Show scandals of the 1950s, which was still fresh in people's minds at the time. "We give the players the answers! ........but they have to give us the questions."[/q



I used to think it was hilarious that the rule on MTV's game show "Remote Control" was you get a penalty if you answer in the form of a question.

I recently watched a YouTube video of that show, and decided it has not aged well. Its pace is too slow.

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October 14th, 2021 at 11:17:24 PM permalink
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I used to think it was hilarious that the rule on MTV's game show "Remote Control" was you get a penalty if you answer in the form of a question.



I loved that too. "Win Ben Stein's Money" did the same thing. You had to wear a dunce cap for the rest of the round if you answered in form of a question.
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