Show #5098 - Wednesday, November 8, 2006

2006 Celebrity Jeopardy! game 1.
From Radio City Music Hall in New York City.


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Carson Kressley, a fashion maven from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

Nancy Grace, a TV legal expert from Headline News/Court TV

Regis Philbin, a TV host from Live with Regis and Kelly

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Fans of Saturday Night Live will recognize this...)
    $200 1
The skating rink was an experiment, as the space had been a failure for retailers within this building complex
    $200 6
Well, chim chim cher-ee! This musical about a flying nanny is flying onto Broadway
    $200 8
He's Butt-Head's partner in the cartoon
    $200 13
This partner of Stan Laurel was known for saying, "Here's another nice mess you've gotten me into"
    $400 2
The 1924 Democratic National Convention went on for 14 days in the second incarnation of this building
    DD: $400 7
(Before the clue is given, Kate Reinders from the Broadway play Wicked helps with the clue.)

"Popular /
You're gonna be pop-u-lar /
I'll teach you the proper ploys /
When you talk to boys /
Little ways to flirt and flounce--woww! /
I'll show you what shoes to wear /
How to fix your hair /
Everything that really counts to be /
Popular /
I'll help you be pop-u-lar /
You'll hang with the right cohorts /
You'll be good at sports /
Know the slang you gotta know /
So let's start /
'Cause you've got an awfully long way to go"

"Wicked" is based on a modern novel inspired by this classic L. Frank Baum book that took us "over the rainbow"
    $400 9
Using this trademarked type of "board" might get you some answers from beyond
    $400 14
This Sesame Streeter & his pal Ernie debuted in 1969 & Carson, have Kyan help him with that unibrow!
    $600 3
This 1920s art deco skyscraper is decorated with chrome & radiator cap designs
    $600 10
These "of the cross" include Veronica wiping the face of Jesus
    $600 15
"My Friend Irma" was his 1949 film debut; he may have heard Jerry Lewis say, "Hey laaaaaaady!" a lot
    $800 4
Frank Lloyd Wright intended for visitors to begin at the top & move downward through this art museum
    $800 11
Precedes "regal" in the name of a popular whisky
    $800 16
Before he played God, he ended shows with "Say good night, Gracie"
    $1000 5
Daniel Burnham had to work with a triangular plot where Broadway, 5th & 23rd meet, & he came up with this building
    $1000 12
The second planet from the sun
    $1000 17
His name had top billing on "Laugh-In"; look that up in your Funk & Wagnalls

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 7):

Regis Nancy Carson
$1,200 $1,800 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Regis Nancy Carson
$3,400 $4,000 -$800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 11
On Dec. 16, 1773 American patriots dumped 342 chests of tea into this city's harbor
    $400 16
In 1954 Roger Bannister became the first person to do this in under 4 minutes
    $400 6
A popular Christmas tune begins, "I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus underneath" this "last night"
    $400 21
She was First Lady from 1981 to 1989
    $400 1
If you're on Cape Chelyuskin in this country, you'll have to cross the Vilkitsky Strait to get the the Arctic Ocean
    $800 12
Abraham Lincoln died across the street from this theatre on April 15, 1865
    $800 17
Move over Jack Palance! Yvan de Weber of Switzerland holds the world record for these, 120 in 1 minute, 1-handed
    $800 7
"One O'Clock Jump" was the theme song of this musical "Count" & his orchestra
    $800 22
A friend of the Hardy Boys, she is a teenage detective herself
    $800 2
The Cook Strait separates the North & South Islands of this kiwi country
    $1200 13
In May 1844 he sent a telegraph message using the code he'd also invented
    $1200 18
Put your hands together & do this, like Martha Gibson of the U.K., who at age 7 did it louder than anyone else
    $1200 8
"All My Rowdy Friends Are Comin' Over Tonight" was an award-winning video by this country star
    DD: $2,000 3
Named after Vitus Bering, the Bering Strait separates these 2 continents
    $1600 14
John Rolfe came to the new world to grow this cash crop; picking up Pocahontas was a bonus
    DD: $400 19
Alberto Hidalgo & his happy feet can tap 734 times a minute while performing this Spanish dance
    $1600 9
This song standard is subtitled "I Didn't Want to Do It"
    $1600 4
The Strait of Messina separates Italy from this "boot"able isle
    $2000 15
This president said fear itself is "nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts"
    $2000 20
One of the big talents at the 1936 Salzburg Music Festival was this "Sound of Music" family
    $2000 10
In 1955 Tennessee Ernie Ford sang, "You load" this much & "what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt"
    $2000 5
The Juan de Fuca Strait separates Washington State from this Canadian Island that shares its name with a B.C. city

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Regis Nancy Carson
$10,600 $7,600 $11,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In 2006 the National Tennis Center in New York was renamed in her honor

Final scores:

Regis Nancy Carson
$12,600 $4,600 $12,599
Winner: $50,000 to Cardinal Hayes High School 3rd place: $25,000 to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 2nd place: $25,000 to The Trevor Project

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Regis Nancy Carson
$10,600 $8,000 $10,800
12 R,
1 W
12 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $29,400

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Game tape date: 2006-10-05
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