Show #5290 - Friday, September 14, 2007


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Matt Caporaletti, an advertising account supervisor from Westwood, New Jersey

Clé Holly, a singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee

Rick Kent, a paralegal from Los Angeles, California (whose 3-day cash winnings total $67,202)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
Completed in 1931, this structure required 10 million bricks; a true stairmaster would climb its 1,860 steps
    $200 6
The Korat breed, from Thailand, is usually this color of some Olympic medals
    $200 8
This California first lady's "What's Heaven?" was inspired by the death of her grandmother, Rose Kennedy
    $200 16
Her losing the Oscar for 1954's "A Star is Born" was called "the biggest robbery since Brinks"
    $200 21
Capelli d'angelo is an Italian food term for a type of this
    $200 26
It's the type of fish seen here
    $400 2
Fuhgedaboudit! Now a borough, it was incorporated as a village in 1816 with roughly 4,000 residents
    $400 7
The mass killing of cats in the 14th century helped spread this disease carried by rat fleas
    $400 9
This "Wizard of Oz" author wrote books for girls under the pen name Mrs. Edith van Dyne
    $400 17
As Judy, this 1980 title character, Goldie Hawn said, "And I mean look at this place, the army couldn't afford drapes?"
    $400 22
That every soul has one of these is not an article of faith, but St. Jerome says, "It is the mind of the Church"
    $400 27
In 1758 Ben Franklin issued his last publication of this annual
    $600 3
In 1754 King's College was founded in New York City; today it's known as this Ivy League university
    $600 13
The fact that a cat can land upon its feet without injury gave rise to this numerical concept
    $600 10
In addition to the "Goosebumps" series, he's also written the "Fear Street" series for older kids
    $600 18
Judy Reyes is on staff at Sacred Heart hospital as nurse Carla Espinosa on this Zach Braff sitcom
    $600 23
The song with this first line notes "Peace on Earth and mercy mild"
    $600 28
A doctor who specializes in the treatment of skin diseases
    $800 4
In 1776, after the Battle of this area shown here, the British retook New York City and held the city until the war's end in 1783
    $800 14
Shorthaired cats were derived from the caffre cat, which was domesticated by this ancient civilization
    DD: $1,600 11
His widow Felicity said he would have loved the new "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" movie; he hated the old one
    $800 19
From 1984 to 1992 Judith Light & Tony Danza struggled over this sitcom title question
    $800 24
"Pie Jesu" sung by this young Welsh lass with the "voice of an angel" has sold millions worldwide
    $800 29
A puzzling occurrence, or a German-built enciphering machine
    $1000 5
In 1765 Congress met in New York to protest unfair taxes levied under this act
    $1000 15
This Asian-named cat is produced by mating Siamese and longhairs, and then selectively breeding them
    $1000 12
Among her famous characters are Ramona Quimby & Henry Huggins
    $1000 20
She hit the top 40 in both 1975 & 1977 with "Send In The Clowns"
    $1000 25
It's the title of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer-winning play
    $1000 30
6-letter term for respect or reverence paid or rendered

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Rick Clé Matt
$4,000 $600 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Rick Clé Matt
$9,200 $2,000 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Sony.)
(Alex: Each correct response will begin with that letter of the alphabet.)
    $400 8
Its upper part runs clear; it clouds up near Great Falls, Montana & gets muddier from there
    $400 3
Rock me, Ann B. Davis! Ms. D played housekeeper Alice Nelson on this sitcom from 1969 to 1974
    $400 13
"V" was for this Feb.-to-Dec. 1916 battle, begun by a surprise attack, in which Charles De Gaulle fought
    $400 17
(Kelly of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Sony Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.) This prototype of Sony's new OLED technology demonstrates that TVs can be made an eighth of an inch thick, which is 3 of this metric unit
    $400 22
1949 saw the first ballet version of this operatic Bizet work that features Don Jose & a toreador
    $400 1
Delaware or Virginia in the 1760s
    $800 9
It's fed by the Hasbani River in Lebanon & by the Baniyas in Syria
    $800 4
On this sitcom, Oscar Nunez is Oscar, Creed Bratton is Creed, Angela Kinsey is Angela & Rainn Wilson is...Dwight
    $800 14
In 1965 De Gaulle won the Presidency by defeating this Socialist, later France's leader from 1981 to 1995
    $800 18
(Alex Trebek delivers the clue from Sony Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.) Brando won the Oscar, the Dodgers won the World Series, Bill Haley & The Comets had a monster hit, and Sony introduced the first transistor radio, all in this year
    $800 27
The evil priest Frollo wants Esmeralda but she is saved by him
    $800 2
Hooded cape for a monk
    $1200 10
GE acknowledges that in the 20th Century it dumped PCBs into this river around Troy
    $1200 5
This sitcom's Niles:
"I have a session with my multiple personality... if I'm late, he can just talk amongst himself"
    $1200 15
De Gaulle's June 18, 1940 broadcast in this city asking for France's leadership led to a death sentence in a French court
    $1200 19
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Sony Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan) The 70-inch Bravia TV has LED backlighting, but the basic tecnology is LCD, short for this, providing a wider viewing angle than the plasma screens
    $1200 28
Margot Fonteyn is seen here resting her tootsies as Princess Aurora in this ballet
    DD: $2,000 24
A reddish-brown horse
    $1600 11
3-letter name of the British river on which Oxford's rival university is located
    $1600 6
Enjoy Randy, Crabman & even Willie the One-eyed Mailman on this NBC show
    $1600 16
De Gaulle wanted a small, mobile army vs. static theories like this defensive "line" named for a Minister of War
    $1600 21
(Alex Trebek delivers the clue from Sony Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan) Most DVD players use a red light laser; to show true HD movies, however, this player uses a laser of this color, which has a shorter wavelength
    DD: $4,200 29
This Kenneth MacMillan ballet intrigues with the curious story of the last of the 4 daughters of Czar Nicholas II
    $1600 25
Slide Mountain's range
    $2000 12
Candido Rondon found the River of Doubt, now the Rio Roosevelt, which flows in this country's Amazonas State
    $2000 7
One of the many supporting folks on this animated show, student Ralph Wiggum said, "Me fail English? That's unpossible"
    $2000 20
In 1925 De Gaulle was promoted to the staff of the Supreme War Council by this marshal
    $2000 23
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Sony Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan) PS3 makes games more realistic using computer power from this alliterative technology in which multiple core CPUs run at once
    $2000 30
This Greek gal falls for her stepson Hippolytus in a ballet based on Racine's tragedy
    $2000 26
The muse of history

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Rick Clé Matt
$12,000 $1,400 $11,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Larousse spread the tale that after a 17th Century triumph, the victors ate this as a symbol of the beaten Muslims

Final scores:

Rick Clé Matt
$1,199 $1,400 $2,900
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $2,900

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Rick Clé Matt
$11,200 $5,600 $13,400
22 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
10 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $30,200

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Game tape date: 2007-07-17
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