Show #3000 - Friday, September 19, 1997

"3,000th show". Johnny Gilbert on camera for introduction. Included clips from show #1, aired 1984-09-10.


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Jerod Klein, a biology teacher originally from Fullerton, California

Tom Nichols, a process engineer originally from Lemont, Illinois

Elizabeth Salinas, a historic interpreter from Silver Spring, Maryland (whose 2-day cash winnings total $23,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: All of the clues have to do with celebrities who have appeared on our celebrity tournament.)
(Alex: Is it my imagination, or did my voice sound more strident in those days?) [Laughter]
    $100 13
This "lifeless" lake is known in Arabic as the Sea of Lot
    $100 11
In 1850 he developed a new Navy model of his 6-shooter
    $100 6
Most of the quills on the thin-spined species of this rodent are on its head
    $100 1
Kombu, a flavorful type of this marine algae, is savored in Japan
    $100 18
LeVar Burton was a drama student at USC when this role in "Roots" made him a star overnight
    $100 25
In Jewish numerology, the Hebrew letter Aleph equals this
    $200 14
The ferry 'cross this British river predates Gerry & the Pacemakers by 635 years
    $200 12
Thomas Hancock won a British patent for the vulcanization of rubber after studying this man's samples
    $200 7
1 of only 2 species of eagle to breed in the U.S. & Canada
    $200 2
Tennessee Williams could have told you this lizard is a taste treat in Mexico; it's even found in tamales
    $200 19
"Law & Order"'s Jerry Orbach provided the voice of Lumiere, who lit up the screen in this 1991 Disney film
    $200 27
Number of players on an indoor volleyball team, or consecutive consonants in the surname of star Bob Ctvrtlik
    $300 15
The artificial Lake O' the Cherokees in this state was formed by damming the Neosho river
    $300 23
This Pennsylvania fireplace was later called this, after its inventor
    $300 8
The ornate chorus species of these tailless amphibians are less than 2" in length
    $300 3
This "orange" fish, a favorite in New Zealand, might be less popular if known by its other name: slimehead
    $300 20
Once Nell Carter's neighbor on "Gimme A Break", she's in a league of her own as a talk show host
    $400 16
The Ural river flows 1,500 miles to this inland sea where sturgeon swim
    $400 24
In September 1846, he patented a machine that could sew 250 stitches a minute
    $400 9
The siamang of Sumatra & Malaysia is the largest type of this smallest ape
    $400 4
Moroccan markets sell Hamed M' Rakad, which are these sour fruits pickled in salt & their own juice
    $400 21
Frasier's TV dad John Mahoney appeared as Clint Eastwood's Secret Service superior in this 1993 thriller
    $500 17
Lake Assal in Djibouti is this continent's lowest point at about 500 feet below sea level
    $500 26
Among his many creations was an audiometer to detect vestigial hearing in the deaf
    $500 10
This largest toothed whale is also called a cachalot
    $500 5
It's not a real "duck"; it's a bummalo fish impregnated with a safetida plant resin & served with curry
    DD: $1,100 22
(I'm Sam Waterston.) I played Nick Carraway in the 1974 film version of this famous novel

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 9):

Elizabeth Tom Jerod
$800 $900 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Elizabeth Tom Jerod
$2,200 $900 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: When we debuted.)
(Alex: These are clues that were missed on that first program.)
(Alex: A tribute to our record.)
    $200 1
In the premiere episode of this whodunit, Jessica attended a costume party as Cinderella's fairy godmother
    $200 11
Christopher Atkins was marooned on an island with Brooke Shields in this, his first film
    $200 16
It's about a 3,000-mile drive from NYC's Central Park to Golden Gate Park in this city
    $200 6
This theme park celebrated its 25th anniversary with a new "IllumiNations 25" extravaganza at Epcot
    $200 21
This rock-solid insurance company advises, "The future belongs to those who prepare for it"
    $400 2
Prince "reigned" over the charts with this album that spawned 4 top 10 hits, including "When Doves Cry"
    $400 12
Julie Hagerty debuted as stewardess Elaine in this high-flying spoof of "Airport" movies
    $400 17
To read Renmin Nibao, a major newspaper in this language, you must know about 3,000 written characters
    $400 7
1997 is the 25th anniversary of this Helen Reddy hit; we can still hear it roar
    $400 22
On this TV show, Kyle Chandler knows the future because he gets his newspaper a day ahead
    $600 3
On September 9, he became the 1st Pope to visit Canada when he arrived for a 12-day stay
    $600 13
He was a teenage hoodlum in "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" in 1971, 18 years before "My Left Foot"
    $600 18
The U.S. has about 3,000 of these areas, from Abbeville in South Carolina to Ziebach in South Dakota
    $600 8
November 20, 1997 will be this royal couple's 50th wedding anniversary; you may want to send a gift
    $600 23
In the lyrics of the 1986 Timbuk 3 tune, "The Future's So Bright", these are necessary
    $800 4
On September 15, the Princess of Wales gave birth to this second son in London's St. Mary's Hospital
    $800 14
Justin Henry's 1st film role as Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep's son in this film earned him an Oscar nomination
    DD: $1,000 27

This fastener gets its name from a brand of galoshes it was used on
    $800 19
On 9/30/72, this Pittsburgh Pirate got his 3,000th & last major league hit
    $800 9
You don't have to be a "Palme" reader to know this city's film festival turned 50 in 1997
    DD: $3,500 24
Legend says his tomb reads "Rex Quondum, Rexque Futurus", "The Once And Future King"
    $1000 5
Reagan's Sept. 28 meeting with this Soviet foreign minister was his first as president with a Soviet leader
    $1000 15
Jane Alexander debuted in the film version of this play she co-starred in with James Earl Jones
    $1000 26

Sam Shepard played this barrier breaker in "The Right Stuff"
    $1000 20
1 Kings tells us this king spoke 3,000 proverbs; only a fraction appear in Proverbs
    $1000 10
How time flies: August 16, 1997 was the 20th anniversary of his untimely death
    $1000 25
This title of an Alvin Toffler book refers to the anxiety caused by swift technological change

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Elizabeth Tom Jerod
$7,200 -$1,000 $3,400
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Alphabetically, the federal legal public holidays in the U.S. run from Christmas to this

Final scores:

Elizabeth Tom Jerod
$7,500 -$1,000 $6,400
3-day champion: $31,300 3rd place: a Motorola Startac cellular phone 2nd place: a trip to Costa Del Sol, Spain

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Elizabeth Tom Jerod
$7,200 $4,600 $3,400
17 R,
2 W
19 R,
9 W
(including 3 DDs)
12 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $15,200

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