Show #4620 - Friday, October 8, 2004

Ken Jennings game 53.


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Al Lindke, a pastor from Montrose, Michigan

Aimee Watson, a mother and erstwhile attorney from Lake Wylie, South Carolina

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 52-day cash winnings total $1,778,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And finally, I want you to name the type of fish found within one of the words in the clue in...)
    $200 1
Rembrandt sold paintings from his anteroom, usually meeting clients with a chilled glass of this potent potable
    $200 26
This term for a long-handled gardening tool can also mean an immoral pleasure seeker
    $200 12
Mario Lanza & Fabian are among those from this directional part of Philadelphia known for its Italian flavor
    $200 11
This artist was born in Figueras, Spain on May 11, 1904 & died there Jan. 23, 1989
    $200 6
Humphrey Bogart, Henry Fonda & Jimmy Stewart won Oscars when starring with this lady
    $200 21
A tunable laser is one that can be manipulated into emitting its beam over a continuous range of frequencies
    $400 2
In 1966 this Russian painted a pair of large murals for the opening of NYC's Metropolitan Opera House
    $400 27
This portable motor-driven tool used to cut wood was employed in a Texas massacre (on film)
    $400 13
Its capital has moved about 750 miles inland from Karachi to Rawalpindi to Islamabad
    $400 14
Madonna drooled over this Spanish-born actor in the 1991 documentary "Truth or Dare"
    $400 7
In "Honeymoon in Vegas", poker player James Caan wins a weekend with Nicolas Cage's girl, played by her
    $400 22
Woodwind instruments include the oboe, clarinet & bassoon
    $600 3
In this Brit's etching "Myself and My Heroes", he pictured himself with Walt Whitman & Mahatma Gandhi
    $600 28
The working tools of a blacksmith include a bellows, a hammer & one of these sturdy, iron hammering blocks
    DD: $3,800 18
To cool off, a seal on the Pribilof Islands can take a dip in this body of water named for a person
    $600 15
(Sofia of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Toledo, Spain.) This great Spanish writer was a soldier, slave & tax collector before publishing his most famous work
    $600 8
His many roles have ranged from villain to Jesus
    $600 23
Cortisone shots or wrist splints are some of the treatments recommended for carpal tunnel syndrome
    $800 4
In the late 1700s this painter of "The Family of Charles IV" created designs for tapestries in Madrid
    $800 29
From old French for "maul", it's a large wooden hammer with 2 flat faces
    $800 19
Tierra del Fuego is separated from South America by this strait
    $800 16
This Castilian military leader & national hero is also known as "El Campeador"
    $800 9
Jose Ferrer in 1952 & John Leguizamo in 2001 played this artist
    $800 24
The techniques for jujitsu were codified in the late 19th century when samurai were forbidden to carry swords
    $1000 5
In 1874 this American moved permanently to France where she developed a friendship with Edgar Degas
    $1000 30
This term for forceps or pliers also refers to little kids
    $1000 20
This Florida city was named in 1909 in hopes it would attract canal traffic from Central America
    $1000 17
This Jewish philosopher, rabbi & doctor was born in Cordoba in 1135; his family left the city around 1159
    $1000 10
Kate Winslet was Ophelia to Branagh's Hamlet & she was Ophelia to Mel Gibson's
    $1000 25
"To sleep! Perchance to dream: Ay, there's the rub" is a famous line from a Shakespeare soliloquy

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

Ken Aimee Al
$4,400 $600 -$600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Aimee Al
$14,000 $600 $200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
Harry Burt was the man who in 1920 created this famous ice cream bar on a stick
    $400 6
In July 1990 this Russian president stunned his country by resigning from the Communist Party
    $400 21
At the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, a 35'-long replica of one of these "tyrant lizards" actually moves & roars
    $400 11
Exiting the LM, Pete Conrad said, "Whoopie!... That may have been a small one for" him "but that's a long one for me"
    $400 23
Billie's first recording session featured jazz legends Gene Krupa & this "King of Swing" bandleader
    $400 16
A lychee is a rough-shelled red fruit given as a good-luck charm for the New Year in this country of its origin
    $800 2
In 1927 he grossed an estimated $105 million, most of it derived from bootlegging
    $800 7
In the early 1700s he gave books & other goods to Connecticut's Collegiate School, which was later named for him
    $800 22
Vegas Vic is the name of the famous neon sign depicting one of these men; it has lit up Vegas for half a century
    $800 12
He may have been second to walk on the Moon but he's the guy MTV modeled the "Moon Man" VMA trophy after
    $800 27
In 1939 "Lady Day" began a long engagement at Cafe Society, a club in this NYC haven for poets & artists
    $800 17
Missionaries discovered this plant, whose flowers resemble a crown of thorns, in South America
    $1200 3
Like audiences today, 1920s filmgoers roared at the antics of this comedian seen here
    $1200 8
For capturing a German machine gun nest in WWI, he was awarded the Medal of Honor
    $1200 24
You can get really close to Brad Pitt at the Vegas version of this world-famous wax museum
    $1200 13
Apollo missions 7-10 were not designed for Moon landings; this mission was, but did not
    $1200 28
In 1939 Billie's "Strange Fruit" got her picture in this newsmagazine, which called the song NAACP propaganda
    $1200 18
The kumquat's name comes from words meaning "golden" this fruit
    $1600 4
The leasing of government-owned oil reserves to private parties in the 1920s caused this notorious scandal
    $1600 9
On May 8, 1899 the Irish Literary Theatre opened with his play "The Countess Cathleen"
    DD: $2,600 25
In a balloon, the Wizard of Oz once hovered over this hotel's main casino
    $1600 14
The USA's first man in space, he cracked a 6-iron golf shot "miles & miles" on the Moon 10 years later
    DD: $6,000 29
In 1933 John Hammond signed her to this record company that shares its name with a state capital
    $1600 19
The cherimoya's name comes from Quechua, a language spoken by the native peoples of Bolivia & this nation
    $2000 5
They received life sentences plus 99 years for the kidnap & murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks
    $2000 10
The architect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he was later killed when the Allies shot down his plane
    $2000 26
Shark Reef, seen here, is a jaw-dropping attraction at this hotel-casino, whose name makes us think of Burma
    $2000 15
On April 12, 1981 John Young (Moon, Class of '72) became the first to command one of these vehicles
    $2000 30
With this signature song subtitled "(Oh, Where Can You Be)", Billie helped pioneer her new sound at Decca
    $2000 20
The mangosteen is a strange fruit: the rind contains tannins which are used for dyeing this material

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Aimee Al
$45,000 $5,400 $2,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

"Somnium", an early work of science fiction, was written by this German & published posthumously in 1634

Final scores:

Ken Aimee Al
$30,000 $5,300 $5,200
53-day champion: $1,808,100 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Aimee Al
$36,400 $5,400 $2,600
42 R
(including 3 DDs),
6 W
8 R,
1 W
4 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $44,400

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Game tape date: 2004-08-09
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