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JCC ITT you prepare me for my Jeopardy! audition

Discussion in 'Community' started by solojones, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    So, as has been my nerdy aim for a couple years, I have an audition for Jeopardy! on February 21st.

    Help me learn all of the knowledge before then. Rocky style montages of me learning every world capital, etc.

    I'm also going to need some exceedingly boring personal stories, as is the show's tradition.
     
  2. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    yeah you're going to lose. not autistic enough
     
  3. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi

    Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    Congrats, but you needed to start studying a year or two before you submitted your application. By studying, I mean studying 9-10 hours a day, every day, no work, no play.

    But, if you make it onto the show, let me know and I will root for you!! Too bad it's not Millionaire, I could be your phone buddy for an answer.
     
  4. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Just do better than this man, Rachel, and you'll be fine. :


     
  5. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    this ken jennings ama is pretty entertaining. he gives a few pointers and stuff too.
     
  6. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    Ken Jennings is the man. And yeah, I actually have studied and watched the show every day for a couple years. And I lettered in Varsity Scholar Bowl three time in hs, which I'm pretty sure makes me an expert.

    And Tunes, mostly I rest assured that no one on earth could be as bad at Jeopardy! as Wolf Blitzer. No one.
     
  7. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    So have you been on a waiting list?
     
  8. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    "Julia Childs"

    [face_laugh]
     
  9. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    I've taken the online test a couple times. They don't tell you what you've scored or if it's high enough to qualify you for an audition, it just puts you in a pool for 18 months. They contacted me this week to say I'd been selected from that pool to audition. The letter says: "That will consist of playing a “mock version” of Jeopardy! to assess your game-playing skills, a short personality interview, and being re-tested with a new 50-question test. If you pass all the requirements to become a contestant you will be entered into the contestant pool for one year"

    The hardest part for me is probably: " Come dressed as you might for an actual appearance on the show."

    I'm not used to having to wear anything but jeans or sweatpants.
     
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  10. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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  11. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Go dressed as Ten.
     
  12. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    That is a fantastic idea.
     
  13. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No. Go dressed as 7 of 9.
     
  14. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    nobody wants to see that. first idea was better
     
  15. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi

    Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    sj, just wear a nice blouse with a decent pair of jeans.
     
  16. Rew

    Rew Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  17. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

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    question, but do you get to be in the contestant pool because you are a local?
     
  18. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Awesome! Congrats, Rachel. I remember your past posts about trying to get into the contestant pool.

    I'm convinced that doing well at Jeopardy is more about being fast on the buzzer than knowing all the answers.
     
  19. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    Do one of your rubbing shoulders with celebrities stories. Any of those would be good.
     
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  20. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Cheesy circa-1996 goodness!
     
  21. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    Oh, and if you do get on the show and do better than Blitzer, under your final Jeopardy answer you must put '-sj loves kevin spacey'.
     
  22. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Ken Jennings agrees....most contestants know most of the answers, so answering first is critical.
     
  23. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ironically, I was just writing a Celebrity Jeopardy sketch for JCCNN today. You weren't in it though.
     
  24. thesevegetables

    thesevegetables Jedi Knight star 4

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    Memorize the Wikipedia.
    And know some pop culture.
     
  25. Condition2SQ

    Condition2SQ Jedi Knight star 4

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    I was scheduled for the online test last Wednesday and totally forgot about it. Woops. Until next time.