Responses for show #4615 - Friday, October 1, 2004

2004 Tournament of Champions final game 2.

Contestants

Russ Schumacher, a graduate student from Fort Collins, Colorado (subtotal of $9,600)

Tom Walsh, a writer from Washington, D.C. (subtotal of $19,700)

Arthur Gandolfi, a commercial real estate executive from Pleasantville, New York (subtotal of $0)

Jeopardy! Round responses

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
ANAGRAMMED WEST WING STARS
(Alex: You must give us the first and the last name of the stars.)
BIRD-BRAINED BALLETS
AMERICANS IN PARIS
ENGLISH LIT
TAKE IN ORDER!
(Alex: You must take all of the clues in this category in order, from top to bottom.)
    $200 11
colonies

Arthur
    $200 6
Martin Sheen

Russ
    $200 21
(Arthur: What are flamingos?)

ostriches

Arthur
Triple Stumper
    $200 16
(Gertrude) Stein

Russ
    $200 26
(Agatha) Christie

Russ
    $200 1
(Alex: .s[*], St. [*]elena.)

H

Triple Stumper
    $400 12
chromium

Arthur
    $400 7
Allison Janney

Russ
    $400 22
Sleeping Beauty

Triple Stumper
    $400 17
"The Waste Land"

Tom
    $400 27
Virginia Woolf

Russ
    $400 2
(Alex: Now you add an [*] to get she. S-H-[*]. We're building, you see. It's a building block sort of thing. Not an easy category.)

E

Triple Stumper
    $600 13
Saturn

Russ
    $600 8
(Alex: [After Russ gets the third straight clue in the category] Obviously you're a fan of West Wing.)

Lily Tomlin

Russ
    $600 23
a nightingale

Arthur
    $600 18
(Aaron) Copland

Russ
    $600 28
David Copperfield

Russ
    $600 3
(Alex: [After Arthur selects TAKE IN ORDER! $600] You're gonna stick with it? Good for you, Arthur.)
(Arthur: Get rid of it.)
...
(Russ: What is I?)
...
(Alex: Now you have She[*]. S-H-E-[*].)

A

ArthurRuss
    $800 14
a gimbal

Arthur
    $800 9
Stockard Channing

Triple Stumper
    $800 24
the Firebird

Russ
    $1,000 19
Josephine Baker

Russ
    $800 29
(Arthur: What is The Song of Roland?)

The Faerie Queene

ArthurTom
    $800 4
(Alex: [*] for shea[*], yes.)

R

Russ
    $1000 15
Rachel Carson

Triple Stumper
    $1000 10
(Alex: Toby Ziegler is played by [*].)

Richard Schiff

Triple Stumper
    $1000 25
"The Dying Swan"

Triple Stumper
    $1000 20
James Baldwin

Triple Stumper
    $1000 30
Fanny Hill

Triple Stumper
    $1000 5
(Alex: For shear[*], correct.)

L-I-N-G

Arthur

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Arthur Tom Russ
$2,200 $0 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Arthur Tom Russ
$2,600 $1,200 $5,800

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

CALCULUS
CHART TOPPERS
GEOGRAPHY
BLOGS
FIVE EASY PEACES
WORD ORIGINS
    $400 21
(Arthur: What is a differential?)

difference

ArthurTom
    $400 22
"You Light Up My Life"

Tom
    $400 6
Erie

Russ
    $400 16
web log

Russ
    $400 11
England and Scotland

Arthur
    $400 1
cataract

Tom
    $800 27
integrate it

Triple Stumper
    $800 23
James Brown

Triple Stumper
    $800 7
the Sargasso Sea

Russ
    $800 17
Microsoft

Russ
    $800 12
the Pyrenees

Russ
    $800 2
banquet

Tom
    $1200 28
a slope

Arthur
    $1200 24
Celine Dion

Triple Stumper
    $3,000 8
Argentina (or Chile)

Russ
    $1200 18
Homeland Security

Arthur
    $1200 13
the Hundred Years' War

Tom
    $1,200 3
(Tom: What is a mainsail?)

a spinnaker

Tom
    $1600 29
a limit

Arthur
    $1600 25
Mariah Carey

Russ
    $1600 9
Azores

Arthur
    $1600 19
(Howard) Dean

Tom
    $1600 14
the War of the Spanish Succession

Tom
    $1600 4
(Tom: What are the Puritans?)

Methodists

Tom
Triple Stumper
    $2000 30
increment

Russ
    $2000 26
David Gates

Tom
    $2000 10
Port-of-Spain

Triple Stumper
    $2000 20
Margaret Cho

Russ
    $2000 15
Westphalia

Tom
    $2000 5
(Arthur: What is clam?)

limpet

Arthur
Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Arthur Tom Russ
$6,200 $8,800 $17,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

AMERICANISMS
(Alex: Hence we have Tin Pan Alley.)
ArthurWhat are tin pans?
$6,200
TomWhat are tin pans?
$3,000
RussWhat are tin pans?
$10,250
tin pans

Final scores:

Arthur Tom Russ
$12,400 $11,800 $27,850

Cumulative scores:

Arthur Tom Russ
$12,400 $31,500 $37,450
2nd runner-up: $25,000 1st runner-up: $50,000 Tournament champion: $250,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Arthur Tom Russ
$6,200 $10,000 $15,600
11 R,
4 W
11 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
21 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $31,800

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