Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Oz in Jeopardy!

It has been a very long time since I've posted an Oz clue from this past season of Jeopardy! But even though I have been very busy, I have still managed to keep track of them all so that I can blog them once I have time. Well, I now have the time, and hope that I can get caught up over the next few days — just in time for the new season to start next month!

One other reason for the delay is that the first bit I wanted to show you was a video, and so I had to figure out how to do that. Before I jump into the Oz content of a particular episode, however, I want to show you the opening of this past season, as it kind of reminds me of the Yellow Brick Road. And since I now have the capacity to embed video, I thought I'd do that first:


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Pretty neat, huh? What is especially neat about this is that Jeopardy! is shot at what is currently the Sony Picture Studios. Way back in the day, however, it was the old Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, which means The Wizard of Oz was shot there, and very probably even in the Jeopardy! studio. This is even discussed a bit from this clip from the Christmas Day 2015 episode, in which Dee, the first contestant, shows off one of her talents:
 
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Despite Kiddie Lit, Moving Pictures, and Libraries all being categories in this game, however, there were no Oz clues, so Dee's impression is the only Ozzy thing in this episode — but that's certainly enough! Sadly, it wasn't enough to give Dee the win, although she did come in a strong second.

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