Show #3860 - Friday, May 18, 2001

Babu Srinivasan game 3.


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Yaron Koren, a computer programmer from New York City, New York

Verena Besso, a registered nurse from Toronto, Ontario

Babu Srinivasan, a graduate student and history teacher from Houston, Texas (whose 2-day cash winnings total $29,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 1
Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but this boss of Bob Cratchit most surely did not!
    $100 26
Research has revised the old view that these sibling-less "children" are selfish & warped
    $100 5
Its "A" ring is a little over 9,000 miles wide
    $100 17
"Provocative" name for the 1960s practice of combing from ends to scalp to create a bouffant
    $100 7
Peter Ustinov was originally to play Inspector Clouseau in this 1963 film, but he backed out
    $100 12
An Isuzu might call itself one tough one of these, a Spanish word for "man"
    $200 2
This famous sleuth simply could not be beat, & to think that I saw him at 221B Baker Street!
    $200 30
Term for kids' daily farm tasks like hog-slopping & daily home tasks like dishwashing
    $200 13
Its perigee, the closest it can come to Earth, is 221,456 miles
    $200 18
Helene Curtis Inc. was the first to market this aerosol product in the 1950s
    $200 8
It's popularly known as "MIB" for short
    $200 20
This Ford model may be tired of being a "lone" one
    $300 3
This Cat in a Hat was a sorcerer at that, & taking things farther, he helped King Arthur
    $300 29
A J.D., which stands for this type of youth, may come from a broken home -- or just be bored
    $300 14
The lowest point on this heavenly body is the Diana Chasma, a rift valley
    $300 19
In the 20th C. cortisone joined coal tar & sulfur as a treatment for this flaking of skin from the scalp
    $300 9
Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey & Margaret Avery all won Oscar nominations for this 1985 film
    DD: $500 21
This Dodge could point out that its "geographic" Indian name means "friend"
    $400 4
Homer's roamer he was, for after a war, he tried to go home, for 9, more!
    $400 28
In this 1998 film Julia Roberts played the title character & young Jena Malone had to cope with her
    $400 15
The Chandra Orbiting Telescope takes this kind of photo; hey, maybe we can see Pluto in its underwear!
    $400 24
Marcel Grateau, for whom marcelling is named, pioneered the use of this item seen here
    $400 10
Gerard Depardieu made his English-language debut in this 1990 film
    $400 22
The Toyota named for this treeless Arctic region might want to warm you up in its long bed
    $500 6
He would eat folks in the rain, this good doc is quite insane, he would eat them just for fun, his film went to No. 1
    $500 27
These 2 Latin words following "in" mean someone acting "in place of parents", not "crazy parents"
    $500 16
In 1986 astronomers found a massive one of these at the center of the Milky Way galaxy
    $500 25
In the 1800s so many men used macassar oil in their hair that sofa covers called these were developed
    $500 11
Malcolm McDowell played the classical music-loving violent punk Alex in this Stanley Kubrick film
    $500 23
This Chevy could promise all the excitement of the same-named Kevin Costner western

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Babu Verena Yaron
$0 $1,700 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Babu Verena Yaron
$1,800 $4,000 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 3
James Buchanan was the president before him; Andrew Johnson, after him
    $200 7
To prove treacherous, to betray or swindle
    $200 14
Comics make me unhappy (stop) split with Steve Martin (stop) then Ellen DeGeneres (stop)
    $200 19
The Po River flows across Italy & empties into this arm of the Mediterranean near Porto Tolle
    $200 1
The road paved with good intentions leads you to its gates
    $200 22
The VII was the first of this brand's handheld devices with built-in Internet connectivity
    $400 5
Before the 1941-42 battle of this capital, the Wehrmacht was advancing; after, retreating
    $400 8
It's the type of view of the brain, seen here
    $400 15
Take my advice (stop) no one cares how you hang the toilet paper (stop) "Wake up and smell the coffee" (stop)
    $400 2
U.S. prisoners facing execution are booked into the line of cells known by this 2-word phrase
    $600 6
Before the work of Johann Stamitz & others, this type of work usually had 3 movements; since then, 4
    $600 9
Jane Russell pushed this Playtex bra in TV commercials
    DD: $2,000 16
Bush has a silver foot in his mouth (stop) same with W (stop) so how did he beat me as Texas governor (stop)
    $600 26
The Po rises on Monte Viso in the Cottian range of these mountains
    $600 4
Decorative & functional items adorning one of these "chambers" include racks & iron maidens
    $600 28
Nintendo's 1998 version of this toy can transform your black & white games to color
    $800 10
This 23,000 square mile area was in different hands before & after the event seen here: [Camp David Accords]
    DD: $1,800 12
Type of location where Oedipus slew his dad, & where Robert Johnson may have gotten his blues skill
    $800 17
The New Yorker finally published my short story (stop) it's all "Falling In Place" (stop) "Love Always" (stop)
    $800 25
Named for a Germanic people, this populous region of northern Italy is drained by the Po's tributaries
    $800 20
The device seen here, it puts someone in a precarious position
    $800 27
The Osborne, the first portable one of these, weighed 24 pounds but could fit under an airline seat
    $1000 11
Before a 1992 discovery, we thought only the sun had these; now we know that PSR B1257 + 12 does too
    $1000 13
Combatants on this TV show have included Pat Buchanan, Michael Kinsley & John Sununu
    $1000 18
Love being a prima ballerina (stop) hate playing the dying swan (stop) it's 1925, I'll take the pension (stop)
    $1000 23
The Po Valley produces this wine whose commercials said that "on ice" it was "so nice"
    $1000 21
As an earthquake has an epicenter, a nuclear bomb detonation has this worst place to be
    $1000 24
The Bellboy, one of these introduced at the 1962 World's Fair, was the size of a brick & weighed almost as much

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Babu Verena Yaron
$9,000 $5,000 $7,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1982 a street outside Berlin's Olympic Stadium was renamed in his honor

Final scores:

Babu Verena Yaron
$14,500 $9,100 $9,200
3-day champion: $43,500 3rd place: Gift Certificate 2nd place: Trip to Edinburgh, Scotland courtesy of

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Babu Verena Yaron
$7,800 $5,000 $5,800
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
15 R,
1 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $18,600

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Game tape date: 2001-02-13
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