Date: November 22, 2022 08:57PM
Haha, dagny. It hasn't been shown here yet so I haven't seen it. I'll be sure to pay attention. It's on at 6:30 and again at 7:30 Pacific Time.
I was going to say, but then thought we'd already made the point, but thanks for this post so I can say it again: There's something going on. :)
There have been more Mormon clues in a brief period of time than I've heard ever and my mum and I watched the program every night for many years. It's difficult not to think it has something to do with their new permanent host who happens to be Mormon.
OTOH, it's almost beyond belief that he would put his hand on the scale like that. Because it's kind of a big fat groan if he is influencing the game for some kind of personal benefit, if only it's recognition within his religious community or to make said community more mainstream, or something?
To be fair, I was also going to say there are a lot of Bible clues in general lately. When you think of how many potential topics there are in this world, and how infrequently one of them is ever a category or even a single clue on Jeopardy, Mormonism definitely gets an outsize share of air time. But also Bible topics have shown up not just often but several times in short periods of time to the point that it's noticeable. Well, I would notice things like that but surely others do too. There's a wider application for the Bible though, with world history and historical sites a common theme for a Jeopardy topic anyway.
I know there's a lot of material in the scriptures for them to draw from but not every contestant nor audience member is Christian or interested or knowledgeable about less obvious scripture (well, anything can seem so if it's unfamiliar to you but still...). What does amaze me though is how some of the contestants know the most obscure things from the Bible. Even more know the "history" parts, such as names of rulers and especially places. The names of Bible books and their order even are somewhat common themes within that topic. Quite a few contestants do know those. Maybe everybody's cluing in (my Jep joke!) that they need to include the Bible in their pre-show study.
To date, that I know of, the program hasn't featured any clues specifically from the BoM. They seem to be going more for the leaders (well, JS & BY - I'd be SHOCKED if any contestant, no matter how well informed, knew any of the others by name) as well as place names. They've thrown in a few about Mormon historical events in the time of the founders (not the supposed history according to the BoM). Salt Lake City and BYU have come up several times as well as the Fancher party even.
I can't wait to see if any of tonight's contestants rang in on Moroni, and got it right. :)
I'm fairly sure, enough to put a dollar on it, that they have actually had that clue before - I recall that we had a thread about it because nobody knew, or something like that. You'd think they wouldn't want to publicize the name Moroni as it sounds so strange to outside ears but maybe they're so familiar with it they have no sense of that.
I watched the recent championship: I was cheering when Amy won but I liked the two men as well. I didn't notice Ken using any particular pronouns this week.
There are famous building clues quite often, all around the world. Maybe next we'll get "The name of the statue on the Paris temple". Haha. As if out of all the famous buildings in Paris worth looking at you'd even notice the mo temple. Is that mean to say? (Oh well, too late)...