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January 23, 2006 10:27 AM   Subscribe

We've got another Metafilter user appearing on Jeopardy! My nearby neighbor (which is why I discovered it), Candyland. Woohoo!
posted by phearlez to MetaFilter-Related at 10:27 AM (26 comments total)

holy shit! but... did we have another user on jeopardy at some point?
posted by shmegegge at 10:33 AM on January 23, 2006


see here
posted by yeoz at 10:34 AM on January 23, 2006


Awesome!
posted by OmieWise at 10:43 AM on January 23, 2006


That's great, Candyland! Did you win? you can tell us...no one reads metatalk.
posted by horsewithnoname at 10:47 AM on January 23, 2006


Whoo hooo! Good Luck! (I hope she does well, esp... since years ago I witnessed an acquaintance's .... um, to put it nicely - "not do so well" on that show. Oh, it was painful to watch.)
posted by R. Mutt at 10:53 AM on January 23, 2006


We'll be cheering for you.
posted by raedyn at 11:02 AM on January 23, 2006


Where can I chip in a few bucks?
posted by mad judge pickles at 11:09 AM on January 23, 2006


I guess we can't say "good luck"; but I assume she wouldn't advertise it on her website if she had bombed completely, so maybe congratulations are in order. Even if she didn't win outright, a respectable performance on national television is no small thing. Way to face the beast.
posted by cribcage at 11:12 AM on January 23, 2006


Woo woo, congrats!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:12 AM on January 23, 2006 [1 favorite]


Wow, this is my closest brush with game show fame since a friend of mine bombed on Win Ben Stein's Money a few years ago. I hope your outing went better, candyland.
posted by JeffK at 12:21 PM on January 23, 2006


Well if I understand correctly there's no point in "good luck" since most shows you see were taped long ago.
posted by phearlez at 12:42 PM on January 23, 2006


did we have another user on jeopardy at some point?

Dreama did Jeopardy too, so this makes three. Have there been any others?
posted by mds35 at 12:47 PM on January 23, 2006


The link yeoz posted has several people commenting that they were on, though at least one was on before metafilter was a gleam in Matt's eye.
posted by phearlez at 12:55 PM on January 23, 2006


ubiquity was on Jeopardy this week, I believe.
posted by grouse at 1:06 PM on January 23, 2006


Man, that ubiquity is everywhere!

Oh, c'mon. You were all thinking it!
posted by Eideteker at 1:51 PM on January 23, 2006 [1 favorite]


I was on Jeopardy a little over a year ago. I lost.
posted by Dr. Wu at 2:06 PM on January 23, 2006


What are you talking about? I appear on Jeopardy every day!
posted by blue_beetle at 2:07 PM on January 23, 2006


my closest brush with game show fame since a friend of mine bombed on Win Ben Stein's Money a few years ago.

When I was at UCLA, my coworker was named Ben Stein and one day the show called because they were doing an all-Ben Stein edition with two other Ben Steins. My coworker, though a smart guy, was the first one to go out.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:46 PM on January 23, 2006


Whither u.n. owen?
posted by Danelope at 3:20 PM on January 23, 2006


I did Jeopardy in '97.

I came in second. I won a trip to Toronto.

Good times.
posted by padraigin at 3:29 PM on January 23, 2006


Whither u.n. owen?

You people just have to keep stirring that shit up again, eh?
posted by grouse at 3:35 PM on January 23, 2006


Whither u.n. owen?

Last I heard, she was enjoying the employee discount at the Old Country Buffet in Ocala.
posted by Kwantsar at 5:29 PM on January 23, 2006


Hey! Candy won! Great job!
posted by horsewithnoname at 4:25 PM on January 27, 2006


Dammit. I'm watching it now and have 10 minutes left. But I was so impressed during the show that I looked for the post. Awesome job!!!
posted by sophie at 4:49 PM on January 27, 2006


I happened across Jeopardy this morning, remembered this thread and found it. She's leading roughly $16k to 14k at the end of Double Jeopardy.
posted by Plutor at 4:25 PM on January 30, 2006


Congrats to Candy! She came from behind to win her first game after everyone missed the Final Jeopardy question. Unfortunately, she lost the lead in her second when the same thing happened.
posted by Plutor at 8:30 AM on January 31, 2006


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