Show #4605 - Friday, September 17, 2004

Ken Jennings game 48.


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Greg Taylor, a lawyer from Glendale, California

Marilyn Werner, a registered nurse from Maryville, Tennessee

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 47-day cash winnings total $1,585,061)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 6
In a 2003 annual cost-of-living survey, it was ranked as the world's most expensive city
    $200 11
Introduced in a 1933 film, this song heard here has become a toe-tapping favorite on Broadway
    $200 26
At age 6 in 1935 she won a special Oscar for her outstanding contribution to screen entertainment
    $200 25
This island was once called Ilhas Dos Papuas, or "Island of the Fuzzy Hairs"
    $200 20
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew plays a game with Sofia.) Eight years of studying medicine have prepared me to perform delicate surgery on Cavity Sam in this game--scalpel!

    $200 1
Newscaster Brokaw &
comedian Seinfeld
    $400 7
Tu Duc, a 19th century Nguyen emperor in this country, helped write a comprehensive history of it
    $400 12
In 2003 he was "dirty dancing" in "Chicago" on Broadway before embarking on the show's national tour
    $400 13
Named by Abel Tasman, Grotte Eylandt is the biggest island in this country's Gulf of Carpentaria
    $400 21
Uno is a version of this wacky-sounding card game called huit americain in France
    $400 2
Lion group &
an opinion based on stereotyping
    $600 8
Between 1811 & 1866 the capital of Cambodia Ping-Ponged between Oudong & this
    $600 14
Hey, hey! This member of The Monkees took over the role of Zoser in "Aida" in 2004
    $600 17
During WWII Malta controlled the sea lanes between North Africa & this Italian island 50 miles from Malta
    $600 22
(Sofia of the Clue Crew plays a game with Jimmy.) Trying to catch a rodent isn't as easy as it seems in this classic board game
    $600 3
A wreath of leaves &
possessing the quality of robustness
    $800 9
The tomb of Hongwu, the first emperor of this famous dynasty, is in Nanjing, China
    DD: $2,000 15
Alfre Woodard winged onto B'way in "Drowning Crow", an African-American version of this Chekhov classic
    $800 18
For administrative purposes, this island group is divided into 2 bailiwicks: Jersey & Guernsey
    $800 23
If you don't accept this challenge in backgammon, you must resign & pay the current stake
    $800 4
A student &
the opposite of high
    $1000 10
This Brit's battles at Assaye & Argaom in India prepared him for Napoleon
    $1000 16
Jason Patrick & Ashley Judd are seen here in the acclaimed revival of this Tennessee Williams classic
    $1000 19
This Portuguese group in the N. Atlantic was uninhabited when discovered in 1427; now it has over 200,000 people
    $1000 24
(Sofia of the Clue Crew plays a game with Jimmy.) Jimmy's playing older brother & helping me choose who's taking me out in the updated version of this game

Guy on telephone says, "What's up?" and Jimmy shakes his head.
    $1000 5
One fixed glance &
Messrs. Daltrey & Bannister

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 12):

Ken Marilyn Greg
$5,200 -$1,000 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Marilyn Greg
$10,200 -$1,000 -$200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 7
The BBC TV show theme is actually "Liberty Bell" by this American marching bandmaster
    $400 18
This 6-letter undead minion shares the name of the python deity in West African voodoo cults
    $400 6
Created in 1937, Spam is a combination of these 2 words
    $400 12
Proust studied law at this institution now part of the University of Paris
    $400 26
Your boots won't dig into a buckskin, a log that's missing this, so mind your step
    $400 1
It's the largest nation in area in Central America
    $800 8
In 1988 this Pythoner made it around the world in 80 days for the BBC with 17 hours to spare
    $800 19
The alternate title to the Anne Rice book "Ramses the Damned" mentions one of these previously buried folk
    $800 17
Spam is a product of this Austin, Minnesota corporation known for its deli meats & chili
    $800 13
A chronic sufferer of this respiratory disease since childhood, at age 35 Proust became incapacitated by it
    $800 27
I bow before the mighty white one of these, a symbol of lumbering, as Michigan's state tree
    $800 2
For Petrarch, some of these include "Father of Humanism" & "The Tuscan Imp of Fame"
    $1200 9
Beating out "A Clockwork Orange", this Python film won best British film of all time in an poll
    $1200 20
The ghost of Banquo torments this title Shakespeare king while he's attending a banquet
    $1200 23
Along with Spammy the Pig, this husband & wife comedy team pitched Spam on the radio in the 1940s
    $1200 14
As is evident in the title of this 16-piece Proust epic masterpiece, Proust was preoccupied with time
    $1200 28
Until I saw that movie "Fargo", I thought I knew everything you could feed into this machine
    $1200 3
Maria de Medeiros played this French diarist in the 1990 film "Henry and June"
    $1600 10
This controversial Python film's tagline in Sweden read, "The film that is so funny it was banned in Norway"
    $1600 21
The male counterpart of a succubus, or a metal band fronted by Brandon Boyd
    $1600 24
This U.S. state consumes more Spam per capita than any other, making dishes like Spam musubi
    $1600 15
As editor for the Criterion, this "Hollow Men" poet provided a literary platform for Proust
    $1600 29
You've gotta love the torque converter on the 988G Log Loader from this giant equipment company
    $1600 4
Even though her father was Pallas, this goddess fought with the victorious Olympians against the Titans
    $2000 11
The only American-born troupe member, he's directed movies like "Brazil" & "The Fisher King"
    DD: $5,200 22
From the German for "to knock" or "rattle", this spectre may be one that goes bump in the night
    DD: $2,200 25
"Although the Christmas table will not be lavish, there will be Spam for everyone", this famed reporter said in '42 London
    $2000 16
Proust organized petitions for this French soldier, unjustly sentenced in 1894 to imprisonment on Devil's Island
    $2000 5
Originally written in Greek, this Christian statement of faith begins "We believe in one God..."

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Marilyn Greg
$38,000 $1,000 $2,600
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Marilyn plots her husband's murder at a honeymoon site in this, her only film with a 1-word title

Final scores:

Ken Marilyn Greg
$50,000 $1,800 $3,199
48-day champion: $1,635,061 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Marilyn Greg
$35,800 $1,000 $2,600
41 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
3 R,
2 W
5 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $39,400

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Game tape date: 2004-04-23
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