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What is a website containing a rediculous amount of Jeopardy! information?
October 4, 2007 12:09 PM   Subscribe

The J! Archive is an impressive collection of answers and questions from Jeopardy! It includes not only every answer (of those revealed on the show), but also the correct and incorrect questions supplied by the contestants, how much was wagered on each Daily Double and Final Jeopardy, and the contestant's scores after Single and Double Jeopardy.

Thousands of games over the past 24 seasons are archived. Also, a helpful glossary. Here's Ken Jennings last game. Also, a wagering calculator. Oh, you roll over the clue's dollar value (or the Final Jeopardy category name) to reveal the question.
posted by jlub (34 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
I just wish this site were more exhaustively compiled.
posted by shmegegge at 12:16 PM on October 4, 2007 [5 favorites]


Excellent!
posted by Wolfdog at 12:16 PM on October 4, 2007


Holy cow. This is fabulous.
posted by painquale at 12:21 PM on October 4, 2007


I'm sorry, but you didn't phrase your post in the form of a question.
posted by GuyZero at 12:23 PM on October 4, 2007


What is an awesome post?
posted by ORthey at 12:23 PM on October 4, 2007


Holy shit. That's awesome.
posted by cortex at 12:27 PM on October 4, 2007


Great post! Thanks!
posted by TedW at 12:36 PM on October 4, 2007


Hey, I think I know that chick...
posted by candyland at 12:44 PM on October 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Who are three people who've never been in my kitchen?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:45 PM on October 4, 2007 [2 favorites]


What other websites do I visit almost every day that you people don't know about?
posted by Plutor at 12:47 PM on October 4, 2007


That's ridiculous. Simply ridiculous.

I mean, really, I've never seen anything more ridiculous. It has overloaded my ridiculosity meters and exploded in a riotous orgy of ridiculousnessification.
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:48 PM on October 4, 2007 [3 favorites]


Excellent find! Lots of time to be wasted very soon.

It includes not only every answer...
But, let's be fair. The site collects all questions and answers from the Trebeck era only. Nothing from the Fleming era.
posted by Thorzdad at 12:49 PM on October 4, 2007


Man, an orgy of trivia. Quite a feat.
posted by blucevalo at 12:50 PM on October 4, 2007


I remember these two answers. I emailed the Moonpools and Caterpillar's guitarist about them and he said that one of them worked for the Clue Crew, or whatever it's called, at the time.

Neat.
posted by eyeballkid at 12:52 PM on October 4, 2007


This database is incomplete.

I appeared on Jeopardy! on airdate October 9, 1992

Neither I nor that episode are listed in the database of programs.
posted by briank at 12:54 PM on October 4, 2007


Yeah, me too.
posted by wfc123 at 12:57 PM on October 4, 2007


I'm sorry, but you didn't phrase your respose in the form of a question.

The definitive nerd: viewers who do.
posted by wfc123 at 1:00 PM on October 4, 2007


Well, break out your vhs of the appearance and get transcribin'!
posted by cortex at 1:00 PM on October 4, 2007


I accidently stumbled upon this this morning while googling something.. This must have taken a while. This is exactly what the internet was invented for. Holy information hose!
posted by mike_bling at 1:04 PM on October 4, 2007


You call that complete? Please. Nowhere on the site does it list Trebeck's shirt/ tie color for each episode.

Completely useless, I say.

Though I do now know that FDR's in 1982 was the last stamp to show a cigarette. So I got that going for me.
posted by quin at 1:06 PM on October 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


A private pilot friend once swore to me he knew a waggish couple of fellow pilots who flew a very odd route every month (for an Arkansas chicken "king", as it happens ) which enabled them to catch Jeopardy in a bar in one time zone - then shoot over to a TV bar in another when the same Jeopardy came on and amaze fellow bar flies by giving all the correct answers - laying on a fake 'aw shucks' know-it-all double act. They gained nothing, of course, except an awesome reputation in some dusty one-dog town as the cleverest guys on earth - and the most modest, too - since they always told the locals they were too shy to go on TV.

If anyone can shoot down any obvious impossibility in this useless but - to me - charming story - I'll stop repeating it.
posted by Jody Tresidder at 1:22 PM on October 4, 2007 [2 favorites]


It's been used before but it is appropriate What is an awesome post?

I never could understand why Jeopardy was not more popular in the UK.
posted by electricinca at 1:27 PM on October 4, 2007


Ah, ruff. Just the way your mother likes it, Trebek!
posted by kurumi at 1:28 PM on October 4, 2007


I'm sorry, but you didn't phrase your post in the form of a question.

What is "not looking at the title"?
posted by kirkaracha at 1:44 PM on October 4, 2007


It's just not the same without the moustache. And why aren't there so many stupid celebrities on anymore?
posted by Reggie Digest at 1:56 PM on October 4, 2007


Oh lord. I will never again accomplish anything. Thanks!
posted by trip and a half at 2:15 PM on October 4, 2007


What is "not looking at the title"?

GODDAMN TITLES!

As a non-RSS reader, I simply never look at them. And this same issue keeps coming up over and over.
posted by GuyZero at 3:03 PM on October 4, 2007


What other websites do I visit almost every day that you people don't know about?

I'm with you, Plutor. After almost two years of MeFi membership, and fairly soon after my user number became less than half of the most recent user number, this is the first time I've thought "wow, everyone loves this post, and I, lampoil, could have made it!" I didn't know I knew about websites that mefites didn't! Oh well.

This is a great resource, especially for studying for the contestant test.
posted by lampoil at 3:33 PM on October 4, 2007


The ridiculousness has leaked into my blood and is causing clotting... send help in the form of a question.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 3:37 PM on October 4, 2007


While this is completely, totally, awesome, I am disappointed that it doesn't list the Jeopardy game my uncle got third place in.
posted by Jeanne at 3:59 PM on October 4, 2007


It's rediculous, folks. RED. Why would you want to rid yourself of Icculus when you could have a bright, shiny, RED Icculus to play with? That's what I want to know.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:03 PM on October 4, 2007


Dammit, can't find my sister and her stunning 3rd place finish.
posted by rouftop at 10:11 PM on October 4, 2007


They actually name wagering and endgame strategies after people who have appeared on the show.

THEY ACTUALLY NAME WAGERING AND ENDGAME STRATEGIES AFTER PEOPLE WHO HAVE APPEARED ON THE SHOW.

Holy CRAP.
posted by yhbc at 9:54 AM on October 5, 2007


That is fantastic, yhbc. I remember getting to thinking about Jeopardy end-game wagering scenarios a while back when they had that three way tie; some puff piece had come out badly decontextualizing some academic's quote about probabilities to make it sound like this was a one-in-a-gazillion possibility, and silliness of that number aside I had meant to sit down and work out how the endgame could be partitioned based on player balances going in, betting behavior, and right/wrong answers.

This'd be a great thing to tie into that. Hell, half the work is done.
posted by cortex at 10:18 AM on October 5, 2007


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