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Dreama is on Jeopardy tonight, on now! (I think)
posted by riffola to MetaFilter-Related at 4:04 PM (36 comments total)

"What is Excellent?" : )
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:16 PM on June 21, 2005 [1 favorite]

Perhaps the closest I'll ever get to that show.

GO Dreama!
posted by tommasz at 4:21 PM on June 21, 2005

There steps yet another brilliant mefite.

posted by snsranch at 4:37 PM on June 21, 2005

And, at the conclusion of the first half (is it called "Single Jeopardy?" -- I don't know), she's kicking some major hiney. Go Dreama!
posted by boomchicka at 4:43 PM on June 21, 2005

shit--i missed it!

Did she win?
posted by amberglow at 4:54 PM on June 21, 2005

Oooh, tough break at the end on a tricky Final Jeopardy question. She was leading for the majority of the game though. I'm TiVo'ing it; I'll gladly share the file if Dreama doesn't mind.
posted by boomchicka at 4:57 PM on June 21, 2005

I want to see it if Dreama doesn't mind. I have no idea when Jeopardy is on in my it must be sometime during the day. I wanna see, I wanna see!
posted by dejah420 at 4:59 PM on June 21, 2005

me too!
posted by amberglow at 5:16 PM on June 21, 2005

OK, find her and get clearance! :)

p.s. Sorry for spoiling the ending for any west coast watchers. I'm so eastern-time-zone-centric.
posted by boomchicka at 5:48 PM on June 21, 2005

boomchicka - on her LJ, Dreama was looking for someone who could help her get a digital copy to share in various ways. Email her, I think she'd appreciate the help.
posted by jacquilynne at 5:48 PM on June 21, 2005

stupid portland CBS isn't showing jeopardy tonight. It's on tomorrow (maybe pre-empted?)
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:50 PM on June 21, 2005

Fuck. My Tivo only tapes 5 episodes at a time and I missed it all last week and so it didn't tape today. Fuckitey fuck fuck.
posted by ColdChef at 5:55 PM on June 21, 2005

It was great - she did a really good job, was leading for most of it. And she said "let's make it a true daily double, Alex!" which earns her my eternal respect and awe.

There's a photo of her with Alex on her flickr account.

It was the weirdest ending we've ever seen on Jeopardy, the winner only got $1200! Great show though, very fun to watch.
posted by livii at 5:59 PM on June 21, 2005

Jacquilynne - cool. I just emailed her.
posted by boomchicka at 6:10 PM on June 21, 2005

Matt, it's on ABC on the East Coast.
posted by riffola at 6:20 PM on June 21, 2005

Wow, I feel like a(n extraordinarily) minor celebrity. Thank you all for watching, and thank you riffola for the reminder thread.

Boomchicka, I've e-mailed you, a digital file would be super splendiferous. I've got friends in the UK and Australia who want to see my tragedy firsthand. *snort*

I'm hoping to be able to wrap my brain around writing an essay about the Jeopardy experience in the not so distant future. I'll publish it publicly on my livejournal, if anyone's interested.
posted by Dreama at 6:45 PM on June 21, 2005

Weird! I honestly watched Jeopardy! tonight and wondered to myself when the mefites I remembered having mentioned that they'd be on the show were going to appear. I think I'm psychic.
Also, as a Jeopardy! vet who missed one final J question and was offstage without any money for another- and someone who's living in a certain 2-word college town- boy did I feel for everybody on that last question!
Great job, Dreama!
posted by PhatLobley at 6:48 PM on June 21, 2005


(Dreama, call me)
posted by I EAT TAPES at 7:40 PM on June 21, 2005

And she said "let's make it a true daily double, Alex!" which earns her my eternal respect and awe.

I will have her babies.
posted by ColdChef at 8:21 PM on June 21, 2005

yes Matt, it is on ABC KATU 2 (cable 4?) in Portland and was pre-empted by the NBA finals. I hate when that happens.
posted by Cranberry at 9:19 PM on June 21, 2005

I'll take metafilter for $250...
- u.n. owen
posted by longbaugh at 11:29 PM on June 21, 2005

That's very funny and clever. Did anyone make that joke at the time?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:34 PM on June 21, 2005

No, but I thought it really hard.
posted by longbaugh at 1:48 AM on June 22, 2005

No way, that was Dreama? Cool!

Tough luck, though. That was one of the closer games this season, with everyone pretty much neck-and-neck until FJ. I watch Jeopardy religiously (well, my SO does--I stream out answers from the study), and was also stumped by the FJ question.

This season has seen a lot of close endings where everyone got the question wrong, and the "winner" was just the pussy who risked the least in FJ. I hate that. Good job with the TRUE Daily Double!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:15 AM on June 22, 2005

I will have her babies.

Well, you'd better figure the mechanics of that out quickly.
posted by jacquilynne at 5:36 AM on June 22, 2005

Welcome to the MeFi Jeopardy Alumni Association, Dreama.
posted by briank at 5:43 AM on June 22, 2005

Congrats, Dreama. For reference, here's the j-archive of the show. Summary: Dreama (Elaine! Now we know!) was in the lead at the end of the Jeopardy round and in a fairly close third at the end of Double Jeopardy. The Final Jeopardy answer was a triple-stumper, and she ended up in third with $1 and a photo with Alex.
posted by Plutor at 6:50 AM on June 22, 2005

Well, actually I ended up with a Jeopardy tote bag (that I now use when I go to the library) a photo of Alex with a spiffy Jeopardy branded frame to display it and $930. The 3rd place finisher gets $1,000 but California has a 7% tax that they apply to all game show winnings of out of state contestants. (Sucks to be KenJen on that score.)

Two funny things: Donna Brutkoski got $2,000 for coming in second, and Mike Bober, who won, got $1,201 for the victory. Oops! Also, I taped the episode back in December of 2004, but the airing was delayed thanks to the tournament of uberchampions thing. And now I won't get my money until September of this year, because it's not sent until 90 days after your (last) air date. Actually that's not so much funny as sad, come on Jeopardy people, send me my money!

PhatLobley, the funny thing is that my godmother and her family lived in Ann Arbor and it was the first place I was ever taken for a visit as a baby. I have friends at the University there now. But the college part of the category threw all three of us, we were all so focused on thinking about where colleges were that we didn't pay attention to the question (answer) itself.

To add insult to injury, we found out during the after-game chat that Alex told the writers that they should change the category; it was originally U.S. Cities. He encouraged them to add "College" to the category because he thought it was too vague. We were all ready to throw him off the stage when he told us that!

ColdChef, I'm 7 months pregnant, so if you have some means by which you could take over gestation of this child until mid-September, my aching hips will be quite happy with you. Call me!

Thanks for the welcome, briank. Who else is in the group? I knew but I have pregnancy brain.

As for Elaine, well, my full legal name is:
______ Elaine ______ ________ Thacker ___________ and I don't go by Elaine or use Thacker in any other aspect of life. It's my nom-de-jeopardy! So you know, and yet, you don't. But I answer to Elaine because it's what my mother always called me when she was angry with me as a child. *snort*
posted by Dreama at 7:21 AM on June 22, 2005

posted by delmoi at 8:49 AM on June 22, 2005

I was rooting for you after your story about singing "View to a Kill" on the Eiffel Tower. And damn, that was one hard final jeopardy question!
posted by sophie at 9:33 AM on June 22, 2005

Awesome! I was watching but had no idea that it was my mefi mailswap partner on TV. I remember thinking that it was going to be a very interesting final jeopardy with everyone so close in the money. Look forward to getting your piece.
posted by helvetica at 10:24 AM on June 22, 2005

What, exactly, was the final question?
posted by me3dia at 1:22 PM on June 22, 2005

Doctors recommend you get one of these at least once a year.

What is a shower?

posted by Captain_Tenille at 2:43 PM on June 22, 2005

m3dia, Final Jeopardy was: This 2-word city is named for the founders' wives (they had the same name) & the natural groves found there.

Question: What is Ann Arbor?

Alternate Answer: This 2-word city stumped all three Jeopardy players and Dreama will never visit there again, dammit.
posted by Dreama at 5:53 PM on June 22, 2005

"A stuffed duck wearing glasses & a mustache would drop down when someone on this show uttered the "secret word""

You didn't know...

posted by wendell at 6:16 PM on June 22, 2005

How old do you think I am, wendell?!?!
posted by Dreama at 3:58 PM on June 23, 2005

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