Responses for show #5238 - Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Contestants

Joe Pozzuoli, a lawyer from Mount Vernon, New York

Susan Wessells, a writer from Greensboro, North Carolina

James Clark, a graduate assistant from Monroeville, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,199)

Jeopardy! Round responses

LOOK!
UP IN THE SKY!
IT'S A BIRD!
IT'S A PLANE!
SUPERMAN
THE MAN OF STEEL
    $200 2
Big Ben

Susan
    $200 15
Neptune

Joe
    $200 21
a kiwi

Joe
    $200 1
(Susan: What's [*], [*], [*]?)
(Alex: You didn't have to do all three of them in one. Once is enough for me.)

zero

Susan
    $200 5
George Reeves

Susan
    $200 4
United Steelworkers of America

James
    $400 3
Ray Charles

James
    $400 16
the Hubble Space Telescope

Joe
    $400 24
a mating ritual

Susan
    $400 14
(Alex: That would be your basic [*].)

hornet

Triple Stumper
    $400 6
(James: What is Lois and Clark?)

Smallville

JamesSusan
    $400 10
stainless steel

Susan
    $600 22
(Alex: Lee [*] Oswald.)

Harvey

James
    $600 17
Pluto

James
    $600 25
a pigeon

Joe
    $600 18
U2

James
    $600 7
Richard Pryor

James
    $600 11
(Joe: Who is Carnegie?)
(Susan: Who is Getty?)
...
(Alex: The man is [*], hence the Frick Museum.)

Henry Clay Frick

SusanJoe
Triple Stumper
    $800 23
(Alex: Pelé, correct.)

soccer

James
    $1,000 27
(Joe: What is Orion?)
(Alex: Oh, no. Castor and Pollux--the twins--[*]. [*].)

Gemini

Joe
    $800 29
a hammer

Joe
    $800 19
a mirage

James
    $800 8
Superman Returns

James
    $800 12
Bessemer

James
    $1000 26
(James: What is Kenya?)
...
(Alex: That would be the [*] in Africa, of course.)

Sudan

James
Triple Stumper
    $1000 28
a perseid

Susan
    $1000 30
the owl

Susan
    $1000 20
a phantom

Susan
    $1000 9
Mario Puzo

Susan
    $1000 13
(Elbert) Gary

James

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

James Susan Joe
$3,400 $1,800 -$400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

James Susan Joe
$5,800 $5,200 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

AUTHORS
WHO'S THE MRS.?
CIRCUS TALK
GHANA IN 60 SECONDS
AMERICAN POLITICAL IDOL
"WORD" PLAY
    $400 15
Steinbeck

James
    $400 21
Demi Moore

James
    $400 14
a double take

Susan
    $400 8
(Shirley) Temple (Black)

James
    $400 1
Aaron Burr

Susan
    $400 2
(William) Wordsworth

Joe
    $800 16
(Dashiell) Hammett

James
    $800 22
(Trisha) Yearwood

James
    $800 20
cascade

James
    $800 9
(Susan: What is French?)
...
(Alex: [*]. [*]. Part of the old British Commonwealth.)

English

Susan
Triple Stumper
    $800 3
(Boss) Tweed

Susan
    $800 4
the afterword

Susan
    $1200 17
Mickey Spillane

Joe
    $1200 23
(Melanie) Griffith

James
    $1200 26
(Susan: What's a paw?)

a claw

Susan
Triple Stumper
    $1200 10
(Kofi) Annan

James
    $1200 6
William Henry Harrison

Joe
    $1200 5
(Susan: What's the rumor mill?)

word-of-mouth

SusanJoe
    $1600 18
Edith Wharton

Susan
    $1600 24
(Téa) Leoni

James
    $1600 27
(Joe: Who is the, um, thrower?)

the flyer

Joe
Triple Stumper
    $1600 11
(1 of) Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Togo

Triple Stumper
    $1600 7
(Stephen) Douglas

James
    $1600 29
the keyword

Joe
    $2000 19
(Herman) Wouk

James
    $2000 25
Jamie Lee Curtis

Triple Stumper
    $2000 28
slackrope walking

Triple Stumper
    $2000 13
Gulf of Guinea

Triple Stumper
    $1,500 12
(James: Who is... who is Teddy Roosevelt?)

Ulysses Grant

James
    $4,000 30
(Alex: Joe?)
(Joe: Oh, I know this.)
(Alex: I'm sure you do, but say it.)
(Joe: Word--what is [*]?)
(Alex: Okay! All right! You see, you did know it!)

word association

Joe

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

James Susan Joe
$15,500 $6,000 $8,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

MNEMONIC DEVICES
(Alex: [Revealing Susan's response] No, you weren't supposed to be in a chemical--in a chemical area.)
...
(Alex: [Revealing Joe's response] Yes, starting with William the Conqueror and ending in that group with Henry III.)
SusanWhat are the elemenl
$6,000
JoeWhat are Kings of England?
$6,000
JamesWhat are kings of England?
$1,702
English monarchs

Final scores:

James Susan Joe
$17,202 $0 $14,600
2-day champion: $42,401 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

James Susan Joe
$17,000 $6,000 $7,600
22 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
4 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $30,600

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