Screen Junkies » Jeopardy! http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:59:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant’s Witty Wrong Answer Doesn’t Amuse Alex Trebek http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jeopardy-contestants-witty-wrong-answer-doesnt-amuse-alex-trebek/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jeopardy-contestants-witty-wrong-answer-doesnt-amuse-alex-trebek/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:26:02 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=262600 Suck it, Trebek.

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The pursuit of knowledge is no laughing matter. Neither is stealing Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek‘s thunder. Game show hosts are sacred, and rule their domains with a deft, fair hand.

That hand was slapped away by Mr. Ari Voukydis, who, upon not knowing the answer to a Final Jeopardy question, thought he would endear himself to Trebek and the audience by being a little cute with his answer.

His answer?

“This handsome gentleman,” with an arrow pointing up, indicating that he was the handsome gentleman in question.

The question?

“In 1891 this European said, ‘Perhaps my factories will put an end to war sooner than your congresses’”

Upon a cursory Google search, I discovered that Mr. Voukydis didn’t ever go on record with that quote, and probably wasn’t even alive in 1891, let alone owning many factories at that time.

Alex Trebek was onto his lies from the start and replied with…

(Not gonna tell you. Watch the video at the 18:00 mark)

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‘Jeopardy!’ Will Air A Sports Spinoff Online http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/jeopardy-will-air-a-sports-spinoff-online/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/jeopardy-will-air-a-sports-spinoff-online/#comments Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:34:35 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261342 It will be hosted by Dan Patrick. WOO-HOO!!!!

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If you think people who are way too into sports are annoying…prepare to be annoyed. Jeopardy!, the seminal trivia game, will be airing a sports version, produced by Sony, and available only online. The online outlet is a rather curious one – Crackle. The free “network” that seems to skew very male with comedies and action films.

The show will be called Sports Jeopardy! and will keep the signature exclamation point, if only to remind us what a thrill answering in the form of a question is.

They’ve recruited ESPN talking head Dan Patrick to host the show, who lacks the smugness of a Alex Trebek-type, but is likable enough, so…fine.

This is the latest in a series of spinoffs for the game show, including the defunct Rock n’ Roll Jeopardy (punk as f*ck, by the way) hosted by Mark McGrath, and Jep, which was for kids on the Game Show Network.

Hehe. “Jep.” Just like all the kids say with their skateboards, malteds, and Twitters.

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“What Is Donkey Punch, Alex?” http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/what-is-donkey-punch-alex-video/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/what-is-donkey-punch-alex-video/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2012 20:01:26 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=242709 It was under the category "Things Your Mom Enjoys."

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HEEEEEEEE-HAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Close, Mike. Very close. but a sneaky punch to the back of the head is actually a RABBIT punch. Rabbit. We were looking for “rabbit.” Tough break.

One look at that bespectacled man in the argyle sweater vest and it’s pretty clear that Mike never stops thinking about donkey punches. He subscribes to Donk Punch Quarterly, and he probably has one of those person-shaped punching bags in a face down position so that he can just donkey punch away all his frustrations.

This video would go from “video of the day” to “video of the year” if Alex Trebek walked over to Mike’s lectern, gave him a pound, blew it up, then as he was returning to his mark, gave Betsy a playful mock donkey punch, to which the audience responded in Arsenio Hall Show-fashion with uproarious “whoop whoop whoop”s.

This…is Jeopardy.

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Links Away: Hustler Skewers ‘Jeopardy!’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/links-away-hustler-skewers-jeopardy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/links-away-hustler-skewers-jeopardy/#comments Wed, 23 Feb 2011 01:29:12 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=29228 Perhaps they're running out of ideas, or perhaps this is just what America needs. In any case, Hustler's upcoming parody of popular long-running game show "Jeopardy!" is bound to be the most educational porno of the last ten years.

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Perhaps they’re running out of ideas, or perhaps this is just what America needs. In any case, Hustler‘s upcoming parody of popular long-running game show “Jeopardy!” is bound to be the most educational porno of the last ten years. Either that or it’ll just involve a lot of dick jokes and double entendre. (WarmingGlow)

I’ll take links for $100 and also some shame:

The Top-Five Candidates for an EGOT (MovieLine)

How Not to Drink Flaming Everclear (BarstoolSports)

Holy Taco’s Guide to Sexting (HolyTaco)

Someone Made a Three-Hour Resevoir Dogs Porno (FilmDrunk)

Cameron Diaz is Super Ripped (CelebJihad)

Alice In Wonderland Demonstrates Drug Use (Unreality)

10 Movies The Oscars Made Famous (MovieFone)

The Most Uncomfortable Talk Show Moments (PopEater)

Seven Reasons Why a Pet Monkey is a Horrible Idea (Smosh)

The 13 Hottest Wonder Woman Costumes In Pop Culture History (Ranker)

150 of the Greatest Movie Lines and Catchphrases (BroBible)

Meet the New Wonder Woman (Maxim)

Celebrities You Had No Idea Were Married/Kind-of-Married (Pajiba)

Nine Reasons to Watch the Oscars (NextMovie)

Rico Rodriguez On Why the UFC Won’t Have Him Back (CagePotato)

2011 Oscars Cheat Sheet (MadeMan)

Dead Island Trailer Parodies (GameFront)

Raiden is a Terrible Roommate (TuVez)

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Tricky ‘Jeopardy’ Questions Forestall Inevitable Robot Apocalypse http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/tricky-jeopardy-questions-forestall-inevitable-robot-apocalypse/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/tricky-jeopardy-questions-forestall-inevitable-robot-apocalypse/#comments Tue, 15 Feb 2011 06:32:09 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=26948 IBM's artificial intelligence software will continue to compete on "Jeopardy" this week, in the form of a creepy computer named Watson.

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Remember Deep Blue, the computer that whooped some serious human ass in chess? After that, it seemed like our Matrix future was a foregone conclusion. Then The Matrix sequels sucked and years later, a computer is only doing okay at “Jeopardy.”

IBM’s artificial intelligence software Watson will continue to compete on “Jeopardy” this week, in the form of a creepy computer. Walking computer encyclopedias Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings, two “Jeopardy” legends in the mighty Battlefield of Trivaland, are so far holding strong against the knowbot. Watson answered one question with “What is leg?,” which made it look like a total asshole.

So far, at the end of day one of three, Watson is tied for the lead with Rutter with $5000. I say, if it looks like it’s gonna win, unplug him. With the economy as bad as it is still, we can’t take any chances that some trivia bot with a desktop pattern that looks like sperm inseminating an egg is gonna take-our-jobs. (TV Squad)

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Ken Jennings Got His Ass Beat By A Robot http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/ken-jennings-got-his-ass-beat-by-a-robot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/ken-jennings-got-his-ass-beat-by-a-robot/#comments Fri, 14 Jan 2011 20:51:50 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=16911 The scientists have perfectly captured the frustration of Playstation Jeopardy!

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It’s a shame that nobody went to see Terminator: Salvation. If they had, this Watson robot wouldn’t have been built and we wouldn’t be forced to go underground to avoid our inevitable robot overlords. As you’ll see above, Earth’s only line of defense Ken Jennings went head-to-head against the supercomputer in a trial round of “Jeopardy!”

Much like the Playstation version of “Jeopardy!“, the computer is able to ring in first and nail all the softball questions. I don’t mean to imply any cheating is going on here, and it is a pretty amazing clip, but that computer sounds suspiciously like Alex Trebek. What is that Canadian planning?

The main event kicks off on February 14th when past champions Jennings and Brad Rutter go against Watson for reals. However it’s totally understandable if you just have your grandmother tape it for you. (via Warming Glow)

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Whiz Kid From ‘Jeopardy’ Is Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/whiz-kid-from-jeopardy-is-extremely-loud-and-incredibly-close/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/whiz-kid-from-jeopardy-is-extremely-loud-and-incredibly-close/#comments Wed, 15 Dec 2010 16:57:45 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=12502 What is a lucky break, Alex? A 12-year old winning on "Jeopardy!" and parlaying that into a movie role opposite Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.

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What is a luck break, Alex? 12-year old Thomas Horn made headlines after winning $31,000 on “Jeopardy!” Not only did he get to make small talk with Alex Trebek, but that appearance has now lead to his casting in Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close. He’ll join the Tom Hanks/Sandra Bullock drama as a young boy who loses his father in the World Trade Center collapse on September 11th, 2001. He finds a key in his father’s belongings and sets forth to discover what it unlocks. Oh God, please don’t let it be a gun.

Good for Horn, though. It’s got to feel pretty good at any age to have such a whirlwind life. To think, one minute you’re winning on “Jeopardy!,” the next you have a successful film career. Sorry, “Weird” Al. (Deadline)

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