Responses for show #5609 - Thursday, January 15, 2009

Contestants

Bill Menezes, a non-profit director from Denver, Colorado

Meagan Grote, a bookseller from Lakeland, Florida

Greg Jones, a college instructor from Chincoteague Island, Virginia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $23,201)

Jeopardy! Round responses

BOOKS & AUTHORS
CAR TALK
A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
ELVIS COSTELLO
PUMP IT "UP"
NIAGARA FALLS
(Alex: The honeymoon's not over with one of North America's most scenic attractions.)
    $200 1
(George) Orwell

Greg
    $200 10
a shock absorber

Meagan
    $200 6
(Meagan: What are swings?)
(Greg: What are baby carriages?)

trees

GregMeagan
Triple Stumper
    $200 16
London

Greg
    $200 17
Gallup

Greg
    $200 24
a barrel

Greg
    $400 2
Ayn Rand

Bill
    $400 11
alignment

Bill
    $400 7
Chernobyl

Meagan
    $400 19
Austin Powers

Bill
    $400 18
a hiccup

Bill
    $400 25
ice

Bill
    $600 3
(Edith) Wharton

Greg
    $600 12
(Meagan: What is the air filter?)

oil filter

MeaganBill
    $600 8
no-fault

Greg
    $600 20
Saturday Night Live

Greg
    $600 21
stirrups

Greg
    $600 28
Aaron Burr

Greg
    $1,000 4
(Alex: Catcher in the Rye--[*].
That's the name you were trying to come up with?)

J.D. Salinger

Greg
    $800 13
(Greg: What is an air bag?)

a car horn

Greg
Triple Stumper
    $800 9
a killer whale

Bill
    $800 26
Cold Mountain

Bill
    $800 22
(Alex: You must be familiar with the "Oxford English Dictionary" which has that word. We were looking for octuplet, but both are correct, so select again.)

octuple

Greg
    $800 29
the Maids of the Mist

Meagan
    $1000 5
(George) Eliot

Greg
    $1000 14
the brakes

Meagan
    $1000 15
a railroad

Bill
    $1000 27
Talladega Nights

Meagan
    $1000 23
corrupts

Meagan
    $1000 30
the Horseshoe Falls

Meagan

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

Greg Meagan Bill
$400 $800 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Greg Meagan Bill
$3,600 $4,600 $5,200

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
DANCE!
I WAS HIS VEEP
FUN WITH ASTROLOGY
MISSING ELEMENTS
(Alex: You have to give us the name of the element that is missing from the formula we will give you.)
YOU GET AN "F"
    $400 1
Augustine

Meagan
    $400 22
Dancing With The Stars

Greg
    $400 3
FDR

Bill
    $400 16
Aries

Meagan
    $400 21
iron

Greg
    $400 8
a face-off

Bill
    $800 2
(Greg: What is English?)

Latin

GregBill
    $800 23
Saturday Night Fever

Greg
    $800 4
Gerald Ford

Greg
    $800 17
archery

Bill
    $800 27
sodium

Greg
    $800 9
(Bill: What is tailfin?)

fishtail

GregBill
    $1200 10
St. Thomas Aquinas

Meagan
    $1200 24
the Cabbage Patch

Bill
    $1200 5
Zachary Taylor

Triple Stumper
    $1200 18
Scorpio, Virgo and Leo

Triple Stumper
    $1200 28
nitrogen

Triple Stumper
    $1200 13
fiber optic

Bill
    $2,000 11
(Alex: [*]. [*] and Heloise.)

Abelard

Meagan
    $1600 25
Urkel

Bill
    $1600 6
William Henry Harrison

Greg
    $1600 19
capricious

Meagan
    $1600 29
(Meagan: What is silicone?)
(Alex: Say it again.)
(Meagan: [*].)
(Alex: [*] is right.)

silicon

Meagan
    $1600 14
a folly

Meagan
    $2000 12
William (of Ockham)

Meagan
    $2000 26
Adam West

Greg
    $2000 7
Garfield

Greg
    $2,000 20
Gemini and Pisces

Meagan
    $2000 30
carbon

Triple Stumper
    $2000 15
a flag

Greg

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Greg Meagan Bill
$14,400 $17,400 $10,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

WRITER/DIRECTORS
(Alex: [Revealing Bill's response] No. Alfred wasn't that funny.)
...
(Alex: [Revealing Greg's response] Yes. The movie was Some Like It Hot.)
BillWho is Alfred Hitchcock
$10,798
GregWho is Billy Wilder?
$14,399
MeaganWho is Billy Wilder
$11,500
Billy Wilder

Final scores:

Greg Meagan Bill
$28,799 $28,900 $2
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $28,900 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Greg Meagan Bill
$15,400 $17,000 $10,800
21 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
16 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $43,200

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