Was watching Teen Tournament on Jeopardy tonight and they had a category on theme parks. Questions about Kennywood, IOA, SF, and Dollywood to name a few. Just run of the mill easy stuff for us coaster geeks but it was great to see. I will try to find the complete question list but thought all would like to know.
Moosh, find that online or were you fixed to the screen with pen and paper. LOL! Hopefully the latter, cause I am dissapointed with my search abilities if so. Thanks for adding this!! *** Edited 2/19/2008 3:16:50 AM UTC by Donny***
Possibly the judges might think the GP would be able to tye Spidey to a Universal Picture. Could be a little easier than guessing a number of flags if they don't know jack about theme parks like we do.
Spiderman is at IOA; Back in Black is at USF. I suppose answering with "What is Universal Studios" might be correct as far as the show's judges are concerned....I don't know, I didn't watch the show to hear the actual reply.
And no, I don't work for the show...but thanks for the compliment :)
Neither do I, to be honest...lol. I'm not exactly sure of how the answer was worded as I missed the first round. But now I better-understand your reply and yes, based on how I worded it "Universal Studios" does make more sense as the correct response.
It was more like "The Spiderman ride is a 3-D simulator at this resort's Islands of Adventure park in Orlando" - the words "Islands of Adventure" were in the clue, and the correct answer as the player gave it was "What is Universal Studios?". Geez, it's not that hard to remember five questions & answers, even just hearing them from the next room.
I find it interesting that the theme park category (which included a mention of Kennywood, what a rush - but of course, Kennywood is not a theme park) was left for very last, after the rest of the board was cleared - as if these teenage brainiacs were putting out the message that "we're teenage brainiacs in the first semifinal game of the teen tournament, we don't have time for such silliness as theme parks."
Seahawk, no need to be an ass. I only pointed out something in sarcasm, and feel like Moosh did a really good job in recollection. Hell, I can't remember what sites I was just at let alone what he did.
And if you can remember verbatim, maybe you should post them all, along with maybe what their voices sound like, particular accents, or other information that might be useful... from a room away, of course.
uh, you totally read me wrong. What I was meaning to say is that it looked like Mamoosh did indeed rewrite them from memory - it's not that hard to do. I said that in reaction to Donny's thinking he either scribbled them all down quickly, found it online, or worked for the show. I was trying to explain that the likely answer was none of those - he probably just re-created them from memory. Sorry for the confusion.
Nope. I didn't create them from memory, I didn't overehear them from another room...I didn't even see the first round. No one else in the house was watching. I turned it on as the second round was coming to an end. I don't work for the show. I don't know anyone who works for the show.
Clearly, mistaking one phrase for another -- "film studio" for "resort" -- is worthy of the most vicious castigation.
Moosh said numerous times he missed the first round, and got the questions from another source, one who may or may not have had better things to do than remember each question verbatim so they wouldn't get reamed a new one on some Internet message board.
But since word-for-word is the name of the game (and with apologies for stepping on Moosh's toes), here's the 100% verbatim clues as they appeared on the show:
$200 -- Walter Knott turned a California fruit ranch into this theme park. (What is Knott's Berry Farm?)
$400 -- Dollywood's Mystery Mine is a steel one of these thrill rides that careens through an abandoned mine. (What is a roller coaster?)
$600 -- Kennywood's version of this classic ride features a lion & tiger as well as the usual horses. (What is a carousel?)
$800 -- The Spider-Man ride is an amazing 3-D thrill at this movie-themed resort's Islands of Adventure in Orlando. (What is Universal Studios?)
$1000 -- It's the number of flags in the name of a famous theme park chain. (What is six?)
Everybody breathe now.
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