Show #2907 - Tuesday, April 1, 1997

April Fools' Day show with Pat Sajak as host.


[<< previous game]

Christian Stallsmith, a naval engineer from Arlington, Virginia

Lori Drummond, a high school teacher from Rockford, Illinois

Paul Roder, a systems engineer from Tinton Falls, New Jersey (whose 1-day cash winnings total $14,550)

[next game >>]

Jeopardy! Round

(Pat: Now I want to warn you about [*]. We stole that from another show, and, uh, you'll, you'll understand it as, as we play it. Don't worry about a thing.)
    $100 16
This "A" word means to relinquish power or give up the throne
    $100 17
In 1991, after 8 years as the AKC's top dog, the cocker spaniel lost the No. 1 ranking to this dog called a lab
    $100 1
Upton Sinclair wrote "The Jungle" & he wrote "The Jungle Book"
    $100 6
Bruce Willis can toast her with a demitasse when they celebrate their tenth anniversary November 21, 1997
    $100 22
Maid of Orleans with a monument at the end of the Champs Elysees
    $100 11
This man's Chicago-based Rainbow/PUSH action network is a merger of 2 earlier political groups
    $200 24
We're looking for an "I"; it's an animal without any backbone
    $200 18
Chillicothe was this state's capital twice, losing out to Zanesville once & finally to Columbus
    $200 2
Much of "Fools Die", a novel by this "Godfather" author, centers on gambling & Las Vegas
    $200 7
Queen Victoria exulted over her honeymoon night with him, "I never, never spent such an evening!!!"
    $200 23
Jerry Garcia's ancient Biblical texts from Qumran
    $200 12
On TV he played Steve McGarrett, head of Five-O, a special Hawaiian police unit
    $300 25
This "O" is the medical branch that deals with the anatomy & treatment of the eye
    $300 19
Only twice between 1949 & 1964 did this team fail to win the American League pennant
    $300 3
Arthur C. Clarke wrote this 1968 sci-fi novel in collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick
    $300 8
Her cousin Maria Shriver was her matron of honor when she married Edwin Schlossberg in 1986
    $300 13
He played for the Kansas City Monarchs before he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947
    $400 26
It's what the Greeks call the letter "E"
    $400 20
After a 3-year ride at the top in U.S. sales, this Honda model lost its No. 1 position to the Taurus in 1992
    $400 4
She dazzled readers with "Dazzle" & "I'll Take Manhattan"
    DD: $500 9
Daniel Day-Lewis married this playwright's daughter Rebecca after starring in the film version of "The Crucible"
    $400 14
This actress who now plays Lisa Landry on "Sister, Sister" won an Emmy for "227"
    $500 27
"U" may not be aware that this Florentine palace was originally built for Cosimo I de Medici
    $500 21
This orator was the Democrats' presidential nominee twice, lost a turn & was nominated again in 1908
    $500 5
Lt. Joe Leaphorn & Navajo policeman Jim Chee return in this author's 1996 mystery "The Fallen Man"
    $500 10
This "Fantasia" conductor was a vigorous 63 when he married 21-year-old Gloria Vanderbilt in 1945
    $500 15
Formerly a special advisor to LBJ, he's presided over the MPAA since 1966

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Paul Lori Christian
$1,000 $2,200 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Paul Lori Christian
$2,300 $3,600 $100

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 20
P.T. Barnum exhibited a monkey sewn to a fish as one of these female sea creatures from "Feejee"
    $200 7
On April 8, 1974 this Brave hit his 715th home run
    $200 1
Term for material, like dry wood or newspaper, used to start a fire
    $200 4
The humans in this play inspire Puck to say, "Lord, what fools these mortals be!"
    $200 12
Alchemists once searched for the philosopher's stone, said to transmute base metals into this substance
    $200 14
This happens "where angels fear to tread" & "where wisemen never go"
    $400 21
A 1985 April Fools' issue of this magazine told of Sidd Finch, the pitcher with the 168 mph fastball
    $400 8
It was lullaby & goodnight for this composer who died in Vienna April 3, 1897
    $400 2
A carboniferous solid fuel for blast furnaces, or a carbonated liquid fuel for people
    $400 5
Though this historical play contains a clown, it's the heroine who makes an asp of herself
    $400 19
Former astronaut James Irwin led 5 expeditions to this mount to recover Noah's Ark
    $400 15
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 had a hit with this Beatles tune from the "Magical Mystery Tour" album
    $600 22
in 1678 England panicked at false rumors of a takeover plot by this order founded by Loyola
    $600 9
Filipino chieftain Lapu-Lapu & his forces killed this Portuguese explorer April 27, 1521
    $600 3
This partly-decayed plant matter is a common fuel in areas without much coal
    $600 6
Trinculo is a jester in this "stormy" drama
    $600 26
Although Plato pointed toward Gibraltar, many modern scientists place this mythical island near Crete
    $600 16
This question precedes "Who never fell in love, it seems that I'm the only one that I have been thinking of"
    $800 23
David Hampton's exploits posing as this actor's son inspired the play & film "Six Degrees of Separation"
    $800 10
This invasion occured from April 17-19, 1961
    $800 25
Also called lamp oil, this petroleum product was once the chief source of artificial lighting
    $800 11
Dogberry & Verges are 2 foolish officers in this comedy whose title may mean "nada" to you
    $800 27
John Franklin was lost at sea searching for this American waterway
    DD: $750 17
In 1981 Diana Ross cracked the Top Ten with a remake of this 1956 Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers hit:

"Why do birds sing so gay /
And lovers await the break of the day..."
    $1000 24
On April 12, 1961 Yuri Gagarin blasted off in a capsule called this, Russian for "east"
    DD: $1,600 13
Speed is a clownish servant to Valentine in this comedy set in Romeo's town
    $1000 28
Following Jacob Waltz' hints, treasure hunters have searched this SW state for the Lost Dutchman Mine
    $1000 18
Michael McDonald co-wrote this 1979 Doobie Brothers hit with Kenny Loggins

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Paul Lori Christian
$6,650 $6,200 $5,500

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

(Pat: Don't let it throw you, folks!)
This common aquarium fish was named for a Trinidadian clergyman

Final scores:

Paul Lori Christian
$650 $1 $1,000
2nd place: a trip to Jamaica on Air Jamaica + the Jeopardy! Challenge scorekeeper 3rd place: a trip to Las Vegas, at Excalibur + the Jeopardy! Challenge scorekeeper New champion: $1,000 + the Jeopardy! Challenge scorekeeper

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Paul Lori Christian
$6,700 $7,700 $5,500
16 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $19,900

[game responses] [game scores] [suggest correction]

Game tape date: 1996-12-12
The J! Archive is created by fans, for fans. Scraping, republication, monetization, and malicious use prohibited; this site may use cookies and collect identifying information. See terms. The Jeopardy! game show and all elements thereof, including but not limited to copyright and trademark thereto, are the property of Jeopardy Productions, Inc. and are protected under law. This website is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or operated by Jeopardy Productions, Inc. Join the discussion at