Show #776 - Monday, January 11, 1988

Leah Greenwald game 1.


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Robin Hoffmann, a magazine promotion manager originally from Peoria, Illinois

Leah Greenwald, an architect from Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sarah Workman, a history teacher from Pomona, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $9,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And finally, as Johnny Gilbert would say...)
    $100 16
A rectifier is an electrical device used to convert alternating current to this
    $100 4
"Went to a dance lookin' for romance, saw" this girl, "so I thought I'd take a chance"
    $100 1
The science museum in this Virginia capital called its 1987 Science Circus "The Greatest Earth on Show"
    $100 2
A group of vipers, even if the snakes don't live in a bird's dwelling
    $100 8
From the Germanic "hache", it's a small ax
    $100 12
With a cash total of $172,800, he's Jeopardy!'s biggest winner ever
    $200 22
On Earth, it's the major force responsible for the weight of a body
    $200 5
In Ritchie Valens' day, this song about a girl was more popular than its flip side, "La Bamba"
    $200 3
This is 1 of NYC's longest streets, which you'll find out when you give your regards to it
    $200 17
Kangaroos, monkeys & Boy Scouts all come in these groups
    $200 11
U.S. land-based long-range nuclear missile that shares name with type of Revolutionary War fighter
    DD: $500 13
Voice heard here on the debut show March 30, 1964:

"And now, entering the studio are today's contestants--this is Mrs. Mary Eubanks, a housewife from Candor, North Carolina..."
    $300 23
At 15 on the modified Mohs' scale, this substance still has the highest hardness number
    $300 6
According to Rodgers & Hart, "The most beautiful girl in the world isn't" either of these 2 stars
    $300 7
This city's voodoo tours can take you to voodoo rituals & voodoo queen Marie Laveau's tomb on Basin St.
    $300 21
Though not noted for their musical skills, a group of gorillas is called this
    $300 24
One might be fired "out of the blue"--from a crossbow
    $300 14
On this late night host's list of 10 Things Communists Are No Damn Good At, #1 was "Guessing Final Jeopardy"
    $400 25
Abbreviated "P", this element comes in red, white, & black forms
    $400 15
In 1964 The Bachelors told this girl, "I'm in heaven when I see you smile"
    $400 9
It was almost named "Texas Under 6 Flags", but someone said "Texas ain't never been under nothin'!"
    $400 18
In 1984, he made the music video "I Lost On Jeopardy"
    $500 20
According to Frankie Laine, "If ever the devil was born without a pair of horns it was" this woman
    $500 10
You can "Go Home Again" to see this author's boyhood home in Asheville, North Carolina
    $500 19
On the original version, this was the highest dollar value on the Double Jeopardy! board

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

Sarah Leah Robin
$100 $1,100 $1,100

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sarah Leah Robin
-$300 $1,800 $1,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We give the wives, you name the husband.)
    $200 4
From Latin for "undigested food", crudites refers to these
    $200 1
Peregrine White, the 1st child born in New England of English parents, was born on this ship
    $200 18
Helen Menken,
Mary Philips,
Mayo Methot
& Lauren Bacall
    $200 10
Shakespearean play featuring Falstaff & some "happy homemakers"
    $200 24
To wrench painfully, like your mom might threaten to do to your neck
    $200 25
In Czech, it's "Praha", & it's over 1000 years old
    $400 5
Chicken livers & water chestnuts wrapped in bacon; fortune cookies to follow
    DD: $1,000 2
Year in which Franklin Roosevelt was elected for an unprecedented 3rd term as president
    $400 17
Virginia Cherrill,
Barbara Hutton,
Betsy Drake,
Dyan Cannon &
Barbara Harris
    $400 11
Name shared by Brutus' wife & the longest female role in "The Merchant of Venice"
    $400 21
Both the first & last emperors of modern Germany bore this name
    $400 26
His mother, Olga, was once ranked 2nd in Czechoslovakia in women's singles tennis
    $600 6
Ideally, this type of small appetizer served on toast or crackers should be small enough to eat in 1 bite
    $600 3
Before he was Canada's P.M., William Lyon Mackenzie King lived in this famous house with Jane Addams
    DD: $800 16
He married Colleen Dewhurst twice & Trish Van Devere once
    $600 12
The daughter of Polonius
    $600 22
The cicada killer is a large predatory variety of this insect
    $600 27
For poetry that eschews all "dogmas & dictates", Jaroslav Seifert won this in 1984
    $800 9
This chic Middle-Eastern dip is made primarily from chickpeas & served with pita bread
    $800 7
In 1962, this country became a constitutional monarchy under King Hassan II
    $800 19
Joan Blondell
& June Allyson
    $800 13
Comedy which features the wedding of Hippolyta, the queen of the Amazons
    $800 23
It found no evidence of a conspiracy involving Oswald & Ruby
    $800 28
Treaty of friendship, cooperations, & mutual assistance that Czechoslovakia signed in 1955
    $1000 15
Hors d'oeuvres is French for "outside of" this, which is usually when they're served
    $1000 8
The 1st prime minister of independent Kenya
    $1000 20
Mary Todhunter Clark
& Margaretta "Happy" Murphy
    $1000 14
In the 1st act, before he's king, this title character woos the newly-widowed Lady Anne
    $1000 29
The eve of May Day, on which witches were believed to rendezvous
    $1000 30
Maryam d'Abo played a Czech cellist in this 1987 film

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sarah Leah Robin
$3,700 $10,400 $1,600
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

These are the only 2 independent countries in South America named for a famous person

Final scores:

Sarah Leah Robin
$1,700 $11,000 $5
2nd place: a trip to Florida on Eastern Airlines + stay at Pickett Suite Hotel in Tampa + passes to Busch Gardens or Cypress Gardens New champion: $11,000 3rd place: a Yamaha PSR-90 portable keyboard with MIDI & stereo sound

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sarah Leah Robin
$3,100 $10,200 $1,300
8 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
24 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $14,600

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Game tape date: 1987-09-28
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