Show #4597 - Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Ken Jennings game 40.


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Rich Hartz, a food bank agency coordinator from Huntsville, Alabama

Bob Watts, a poet from Taylorsville, North Carolina

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 39-day cash winnings total $1,331,661)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 4
As the Mayan god of merchants, Ek Chuah was responsible for this yummy bean, once the standard Mayan currency
    $200 1
(Sofia of the Clue Crew holds a feathered headdress at Experience Music Project in Seattle, WA.) Felipe Rose, who wore this costume as part of this '70s group, has since founded Tomahawk Records
    $200 21
If in a hurry, grab a prewashed salad mix, perhaps with the red leaf & green leaf types of this
    $200 16
    $200 26
Depending on the source, he "stuck a feather in his cap" or "in his hat and called it macaroni"
    $200 11
If you take a nappy in London, it's one of these to put on a baby
    $400 5
The Voodoo of New Orleans owes a debt to this Caribbean nation once known as St. Domingue
    $400 2
In 2004, for the 40th anniversary of the Fab 4 in the U.S., EMP presents an exhibit titled this, like a 1977 Broadway show
    $400 22
If you're buying a whole fish, these (on the fish) should be clear & not sunken
    $400 17
    $400 28
According to the proverb, "Birds of a feather" do this
    $400 12
The type of car the Brits call an estate car, we Americans call one of these wagons
    $600 6
By definition, the Hashemites are either direct or collateral descendants of this prophet
    $600 3
(Sofia of the Clue Crew holds a giant black boot at Experience Music Project in Seattle, WA.) The dragon boots were part of the finery of this hard rock band
    $600 23
Mom, not shredded wheat! Please can we get Tony's Cinnamon Krunchers from this company, can we please?
    $600 18
    $600 27
For a Plains Indian's war bonnet, the best feathers were from this bird
    $600 13
If you're challenged to a game of draughts in a Birmingham pub, be prepared to contest this board game
    $800 7
Parasurama is the... let me see, fourth, fifth... no, sixth avatar of this Hindu god
    $800 9
In the area called DJ Hallway, learn scratching & the other aspects of this -ism
    $800 24
You'll get fresher milk from the bottom of your market's display case for this reason
    $800 19
North Carolina
    $800 29
A female swan, or what a quill can be used as
    $800 14
If your mechanic in Manchester needs a spanner to fix your car, he's asking for one of these
    $1000 8
From the Latin for a room that can be locked, it's a meeting assembled to choose a pope
    $1000 10
(Sofia of the Clue Crew holds a red hat at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, WA.) Experience Music Project has a hat from the collection of this man from Romeo, Michigan
    $1000 25
Choose one of these with evenly distributed netting
    $1000 20
American Samoa,
Puerto Rico
    DD: $3,000 30
It's what Daedalus used to hold the feathers together in the wings he made for himself & his son
    $1000 15
If the Westminster Bobby pulls out his truncheon, be worried because it's one of these

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

Ken Bob Rich
$1,800 $1,000 -$800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Bob Rich
$5,800 $2,200 $6,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
About 2,000 British soldiers were killed or wounded by Jackson's troops in this last engagement of the war
    $400 26
This adjective can be applied to writers like Shelley & Hugo as well as to a "getaway" for 2
    $400 21
Myopia is the medical term for this
    $400 9
On May 25, 1935 he slugged the last 3 home runs of his career--numbers 712, 713 & 714
    $400 6
"A Private Disgrace" & "Forty Whacks"
    $400 16
The Fianna Fail political party's name means "Warriors of" this country
    $800 2
In April 1813, the U.S. captured Toronto, but this general after whom a Colorado mountain is named died in the battle
    $800 27
The logo of the National Beagle Club doesn't show a beagle but this scared animal that beagles hunt
    $800 22
This is the common name for a lumbar puncture, used to test for meningitis
    $800 10
On July 6, 1933 this city's Comiskey Park hosted the first All-Star Game; the American League won, 4-2
    $800 7
"Against the Current" & "Far Side of Paradise"
    $800 17
From the Latin for "inactivity" it's the tendency of a body to resist change in its motion
    $1200 3
On December 29, 1812 this famous U.S. frigate defeated the British frigate Java off the coast of Brazil
    $1200 28
Big Sandy isn't a feared bouncer, but a river that divides Kentucky from this "Mountain State"
    DD: $3,800 23
Properly called the optic disk, it's the region of the retina that has no rods or cones
    $1200 11
In 1939 Red Sox rookie batted .327; 2 years later his batting average increased 79 points
    $1200 8
"American Caesar" & "Old Soldiers Never Die"
    $1200 18
Astrud Gilberto had a monster hit song about "The Girl From" this place
    $1600 4
In 1813 this naval officer supervised the building of American ships to strengthen the Navy's fleet on Lake Erie
    $1600 29
Official job title of the person who directs the largest library in the world
    $1600 24
An LFT tests the function of this organ
    $1600 13
In 1934 this eccentric St. Louis Cardinals pitcher who won 30 games was named the NL's most valuable player
    $1600 12
"Prince of Humbugs" & "The Fabulous Showman"
    $1600 19
Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam are part of this peninsula
    $2000 5
A provision of this treaty ending the war set up a commission to settle the boundary between the U.S. & Canada
    $2000 30
Born in 1714, this 3-initialed son of J.S. Bach became his father's student & successor
    $2000 25
Minor ailments can be treated by NPs (Nurse-practitioners) & PAs (these)
    $2000 14
In June 1938 this Cincinnati Reds pitcher became the only man to pitch a no-hitter in 2 consecutive games
    DD: $4,200 15
"The Last Lion" & "Lion of Britain"
    $2000 20
This innovative Russian designed the Soviet Union's IL-2, a famous dive-bombing fighter plane of WWII

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Bob Rich
$28,400 $9,600 $10,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

A controversial 1979 war film was based on a 1902 work by this author

Final scores:

Ken Bob Rich
$21,800 $0 $19,201
40-day champion: $1,353,461 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Bob Rich
$25,800 $7,400 $8,800
31 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
12 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $42,000

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Game tape date: 2004-04-22
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