Show #5299 - Thursday, September 27, 2007

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Richard Johnson, a foreign affairs officer from Washington, D.C.

Lateefah Torrence, a writer from New York, New York

Kevin Martin, an emergency room physician from Bowling Green, Ohio (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We want you to name the show.)
(Alex: Now each correct response will be a word that indicates a noise made by an animal. For instance, if I said "the noise a cow makes" you'd say "What is moo?". Okay?)
    $200 12
Sitka is the largest city in this state's Alexander Archipelago
    $200 2
James Gandolfini
    $200 17
Now turning 60, the USAF was established in September 1947 under this Pres. with Carl Spaatz as Chief of Staff
    $200 7
The great men of France circa 1780 are immortalized in the "Grands Hommes" gallery of this museum
    $200 1
Moses by Michelangelo at San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome
    $200 19
After the hungry German shepherd gnawed on the tree, it let out...
    $400 13
In 1965 the Cook Islands became self-governing in free association with this country that provides for their defense
    $400 3
Cynthia Nixon
    $400 18
(Alex reports from Kadena Air Force Base in Japan.) This is the main job of the KC-135 Stratotanker; it helps put the "global" in the Air Force's global reach, global power
    $400 8
The highlight of Argentina's national history museum in this city is Candido Lopez's historical canvases
    $400 27
Queen Elizabeth II, seen here
    $400 20
If the species were reversed at Thanksgiving, the birds chowing down on us would be doing a lot of...
    $600 14
This Scottish archipelago is famous not only for its ponies but also for a breed of dog
    $600 4
Felicity Huffman
    $600 24
(Alex reports in front of a U.S. Air Force aircraft.) AWACS-E3s were among the very first airborne assets to deploy during this August 1990 operation, establishing round-the-clock radar capability
    DD: $1,500 9
NYC's MoMA is the Museum of Modern Art; L.A.'s MOCA is The Museum of this type of art
    $600 28
Tecumseh on "Cheers"
    $600 21
Playing bridge, the donkey led the 4 of clubs & the elephant decided to...
    $800 15
This Pacific island country is named for a British sea captain, not "Happy Days" producer Garry
    $800 5
Allison Janney
    $800 25
(Alex reports from inside an aircraft cockpit.) The many sensors of the F-22A Raptor allowing it to track, identify and destroy enemy threats without being detected, make it the epitome of this kind of fighter
    $800 10
Works by Titian, Raphael & others, sold by the USSR to Andrew Mellon, became the core of this D.C. museum
    $800 29
St. John the Baptist by Donatello at Siena Cathedral
    $800 22
I should never have committed a crime on the farm; I knew the pig would...
    $1000 16
This Portuguese archipelago once served as a stop for the treasure galleons returning to Spain from America
    $1000 6
Michael Chiklis
    $1000 26
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports in front of a helicopter.) Kadena Air Base is home to the Air Force's largest combat one of these, the 18th; not a part of a plane, but a military unit
    $1000 11
The Atheneum in Hartford, Conn. bears the name of this founder, no relation to Longfellow
    $1000 30
The warriors of China's first Qin emperor, seen here
    $1000 23
The day Churchill died, it was as if the horse kept calling for him with a neigh & a...

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

Kevin Lateefah Richard
$0 $0 $7,300

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kevin Lateefah Richard
$2,400 $800 $12,500

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: ID the film for us.)
IT'S 1999
    $400 21
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from the Consumer Reports road test facility.) Consumer Reports checks out how well a car stops when its wheels are on different surfaces with its "split-mu" area, mu standing for coefficient of this
    $400 2
1972: "My father assured him that either his signature or his brains would be on the contract"
    $400 26
She's a foreign queen:
    $400 1
Paper gifts are the traditional gifts at this anniversary party for a married couple
    $400 16
5-word phrase repeated by Dorothy Gale when clicking her heels together in "The Wizard of Oz"
    $400 3
A May 1999 White House ceremony unveiled the newly designed U.S. $1 coin with this historical person on the front
    $800 22
Mileage tests show that these, using gas & electric power, deliver the best mileage of any 5-passenger cars
    $800 8
1984: "There was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf!"
    $800 27
He's magical:
    $800 12
Must have been quite a "party"; the British passed 1774's "Intolerable Acts" to punish Massachusetts for it
    $800 17
3-word cliche used of exotic food; Ramona said it about rat on the first "Survivor"
    $800 4
He had a good year in 1999: he beat cancer & beat all the other riders to win his first Tour de France
    $1200 23
(Kelly of the Clue Crew presents from the Consumer Reports road test facility.) Among Consumer Reports' testing criteria is axle articulation, how well the wheels maintain this, from the Latin for "pull over rocky terrain"
    $1200 9
2007: "Spartans! Enjoy your breakfast, for tonight we dine in Hell!"
    $1200 28
He domesticates his wife:
    $1200 13
It's the beverage that would be most appropriate at the wild, riotous bacchanalia we've got planned
    $1200 18
"In all" this, the state or fact of being probable
    $1200 5
Ta Mok, the last remaining leader at large of this murderous Communist group, was captured in Cambodia in March
    $1600 24
Ja wohl! Consumer Reports in 2007 said this brand's GL450 is the top large SUV
    $1600 10
1975: "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries"
    DD: $500 29
A fairy:
    $1600 14
This European party is named for the time of year when it's thrown
    $1600 19
A doppelganger
    $1600 6
This African country lost its beloved founding father Julius Nyerere in 1999
    $2000 25
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from the Consumer Reports road test facility.) To see how the car handles without it, Consumer Reports has disabled a system becoming standard on U.S. autos, ESC, electronic this control
    $2000 11
2006: "Oh my God, I'm getting pulled over. Everyone, just pretend to be normal"
    $2000 30
He's a title prince:
    $2000 15
It's the Spanish name for a girl's 15th birthday coming of age party in Mexico
    $2000 20
    DD: $3,500 7
Perhaps because it was there, a 1999 expedition to Mt. Everest found this man's body, which had been frozen there for 75 years

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kevin Lateefah Richard
$5,200 $8,000 $18,300
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

After giving birth in Paris, American Marjorie Karmel wrote "Thank You" him & co-founded an organization now named for him

Final scores:

Kevin Lateefah Richard
$2,200 $8,000 $16,300
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $16,300

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kevin Lateefah Richard
$5,200 $8,000 $22,000
9 R,
2 W
8 R,
0 W
33 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $35,200

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Game tape date: 2007-07-24
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