Show #4596 - Monday, September 6, 2004

Ken Jennings game 39.
First game of Season 21. New title graphics.


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J.D. Smith, an editor and writer from Washington, D.C.

Betsey Casman, an appeal and grievance analyst from Las Vegas, Nevada

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 38-day cash winnings total $1,321,660)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
Let's all flock to read Psalm 95, in which humans are compared to these animals
    $200 4
The rap on him is he's sometimes "Puffy"
    $200 26
In the 1980s this city passed Chicago as the USA's second most populous
    $200 11
"Ask any mermaid you happen to see, 'What's the best tuna?'", this brand
    $200 21
Many people have become familiar with Shape, Ski & Savoy, which are these, in doctors' waiting rooms
    $200 16
In 2003 Roy E. Disney left it after being on it since 1967
    $400 2
Some say the screech owl in the King James Bible is Lilith, the name given his legendary first wife
    $400 5
Once married to Madonna
    $400 27
This London borough is the G in GMT, squire
    $400 12
A fast food chain: "If it doesn't get all over the place, it doesn't belong in your face"
    $400 22
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew reports from the Briefing Room at the White House.) The White House briefing room floor covers a swimming pool that was installed for this man in 1933
    $400 17
It's where Bart Simpson is often found in the opening of "The Simpsons"
    $600 3
Hagar, carrying this man's baby, fled into the desert after harsh treatment from his wife
    $600 8
He won an Oscar for "The Untouchables"
    $600 28
Thomas Alsgaard won the 15-kilometer cross-country ski event at the 1998 Winter Olympics in this Japanese city
    $600 13
"Pardon me, but do you have any" of this fancy mustard?
    DD: $4,000 23
The Titanic had 3 rooms for this--only men were allowed there, as women weren't supposed to do it in public
    $600 18
At this time we'd like to do this for our first-class passengers & those traveling with small children
    $800 6
According to his Old Testament book, this "swords into plowshares" prophet walked naked for 3 years
    $800 9
Yoko's boy
    $800 29
The Dalai Lama's former residence, the Potala Palace, overlooks this city
    $800 14
"Kiss a little longer" with this gum
    $800 24
Officially released in 1975, much-bootlegged tapes of Dylan & The Band were named for this space
    $800 19
A structural material named for its small wood fragments pressed together & bonded
    $1000 7
In Genesis, Joseph is imprisoned after accusations by the wife of this Egyptian
    $1000 10
Android hottie in "Blade Runner"
    $1000 30
Founded by Ram Das, this city in Punjab state is home to the Golden Temple, the center of Sikh faith
    $1000 15
The slogan of this Johnson & Johnson product was "Have you had your sprinkle today?"
    $1000 25
Decorating experts, & the film "The Big Lebowski", advise that the right one of these really ties a room together
    $1000 20
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reads from the Cirque du Soleil.) When used by acrobats, this structure isn't called a seesaw, but this

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

Ken Betsey J.D.
$4,800 $1,600 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Betsey J.D.
$13,800 $800 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Clues inspired by T.S. Eliot's "Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock".)
(Alex: And finally, if you do well in that...)
    $400 22
Toledo military academy class of 1910 grad who went on to become a dictator
    $400 1
Nicole Kidman finds a photo book containing a postmortem image of her current housekeeper in this chiller
    $400 21
After turning the key, it's the final action with which you start a Yamaha YZ426F 4-stroke motorcycle
    $400 16
The tapir
    $400 6
"And how should I begin?" Hmmm, T.S., why not with this alphabetically first country, whose Internet code is .af
    $400 11
This U.S. state's name comes from an Aleut word meaning "Great Land"
    $800 27
Mindon, as emperor of this country, set up a new capital in 1857 at Mandalay
    $800 2
This actor played a medium hired to investigate the Everest of haunted houses in "Legend of Hell House"
    $800 23
The Champlain & St. Lawrence RR opened in 1836 powered by this, but soon became Canada's first powered by steam
    $800 17
The lamprey
    $800 7
"Do I dare disturb the universe?", maybe like this cosmic explosion theory first proposed in the 1920s
    $800 12
(Jeff Probst, host of Survivor, reads the clue.) This river got its name after a Spanish explorer reported that he had been attacked by female warriors there
    DD: $4,800 28
His 5 classics were canonized during the Han Dynasty
    DD: $5,000 3
David's haunted by the decomposing corpse of his friend Jack after being attacked on the British moors in this 1981 film
    $1200 24
This word can refer to the vessel seen here, the type of missile it carries or a much more low-tech weapon
    $1200 18
The coelacanth
    $1200 8
"So how should I presume?" Not with this argumentative fallacy attacking the person & not the facts
    $1200 13
This basic unit of measure of electric current is named for a French physicist who studied voltage
    $1600 29
Edmund "Crouchback" founded this branch of the Plantagenets that didn't get on well with the Yorks
    $1600 4
In "The Gift" this Aussie actress plays a psychic who gets some much needed help from her former client
    $1600 25
The U.S. company Trek makes Lance Armstrong's bikes from a composite of this often-compounded element
    $1600 19
The ptarmigan
    $1600 9
"In the room the women come and go talking of Michelangelo", but do they know this statue was the only 1 he signed?
    $1600 14
To increase a jet plane's thrust, turn on these that feed fuel into the hot exhaust gases
    $2000 30
In 1825 the Decembrists attempted a coup in this country--didn't work
    $2000 5
Rex Harrison is a curmudgeonly sea captain's ghost haunting Gene Tierney's cottage in this 1947 classic
    $2000 26
In 1980 you could haul brie in the Renault sold in the U.S. under this half-French name
    $2000 20
The colobus
    $2000 10
"Do I dare to eat a peach?", & if so, perhaps this kind that sounds like William Sydney Porter's alias
    $2000 15
There's a cathedral of Notre Dame in this large Belgian port city that's also known for its diamonds

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Betsey J.D.
$31,600 $3,200 $5,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 2002 the Library of Congress had William B. Jones, Jr. speak on this 1941-1971 comic book series in its collection

Final scores:

Ken Betsey J.D.
$10,001 $1,399 $3,599
39-day champion: $1,331,661 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Betsey J.D.
$29,600 $3,200 $5,000
38 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
4 R,
2 W
10 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $37,800

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Game tape date: 2004-04-22
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