Show #2986 - Monday, September 1, 1997

Dan Melia game 2.
First game of Season 14 (1997-1998).
First season to offer a car as a bonus prize to all 5-time undefeated champs.
New theme and "Think!" music. Microphones on contestants' podiums removed.


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Janet vanGrasstek, an international trade reporter from Washington, D.C.

Atish Choudhury, an undergraduate student from Silver Spring, Maryland

Dan Melia, a professor from San Francisco, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 12
In a 1996 film Leonardo DiCaprio & Claire Danes play these star-crossed lovers in a modern setting
    $100 8
In "Julius Caesar" Casca says, "For mine own part, it was" this "to me"
    $100 10
Promising more assertiveness, John Sweeney was elected president of this labor federation in 1995
    $100 6
Indonesia's Mount Marapi, whose name means "fire mountain", is one of these
    $100 18
In March 1997 Clinton & Yeltsin agreed to disagree on the expansion of this defense organization
    $100 1
In 1983 he said, "We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way. We pay it back"
    $200 20
This shock jock exposed his "Private Parts" in a recent film based on his autobiography
    $200 14
Glossolalia, nonmeaningful speech, is also called speaking in these
    $200 11
In 1969 the brakemen, firemen & switchmen on these were "tied" together in one union
    $200 7
As the highest peak, 4,000-foot Ataviros could be called the colossus of this Greek island
    $200 19
In 1989 this president met Gorbachev on a ship in the "Seasick Summit"
    $200 2
Attributed to Samuel Goldwyn: "Any man who goes to" one of these people "ought to have his head examined"
    $300 24
In this 1993 film, Holly Hunter performed the musical sequences herself
    $300 15
Unclear bureaucratic talk; it's not talking turkey, but sounding like one
    $300 13
OCAW is the union of oil, chemical & these workers; let's hope Homer Simpson's not a member
    $300 9
The wind-blocking Panamint Range helps keep this lowest area of the U.S. hot & dry
    $300 21
Jimmy Carter invited Begin & Sadat to talk peace at this Maryland retreat & they acted accordingly
    $300 3
"Touch a scientist and you touch a child", said this "Martian Chronicles" author
    DD: $700 25
Letter perfect names of the 2 characters seen here:

"I don't suppose you know what kind of alien life form leaves a green spectral trail and craves sugar water, do you?"
"Oh, wait. That was on Final Jeopardy! last night!"
    $400 16
People had a tough time figuring out exactly what the lyrics were to this 1963 Kingsmen hit
    $400 27
This worker may be found on an airplane or as a union representative on a shop floor
    $400 29
The names Mont Blanc & the Rockies' Blanca Peak both mean this
    $400 22
A 1961 JFK-Khrushchev summit ended in an agreement on this neighbor of Vietnam & Cambodia
    $400 4
John Buchan defined this kind of skeptic as "a man who has no invisible means of support"
    $500 26
In this 1991 satire, Sally Field played the star of a daytime serial, "The Sun Also Sets"
    $500 17
Specialized language of a profession or trade that's meaningless to those outside the field
    $500 28
In 1995 the Int'l Association of Machinists staged a 69-day strike against this Seattle-based company
    $500 23
In 1945 Truman conferred with Stalin & with British leaders Churchill & Attlee at this Berlin suburb
    $500 5
P.G. Wodehouse defined it as the "only one real cure for grey hair. It was invented by a Frenchman"

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 11):

Dan Atish Janet
$700 $600 -$400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dan Atish Janet
$3,000 $1,800 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 9
In 1961 the Washington Senators moved to Bloomington & became this A.L. team
    $200 2
An astronomical unit is defined as the average distance between these 2 bodies
    $200 17
This was Bonnie Bedelia's original last name; she's Macaulay's aunt
    $200 1
The title character in this classic came into the world as James Gatz
    $200 12
In the 1550s this artist & sculptor was architect for the Palazzo Farnese
    $200 25
In Shakespeare, the 5 words that precede "And all the men and women merely players"
    $400 18
A state nickname was derived from a cartoon in which railroad promoters were likened to these pesky rodents
    $400 3
At standard pressure it's the boiling point of water on the Fahrenheit scale
    $400 21
Here's "The Naked Truth"; she was born with the last name Pantleoni
    $400 5
She started sleuthing in 1930 & in 1991 solved her 100th mystery
    $400 13
First name shared by French artists Toulouse-Lautrec & Matisse
    $400 26
It was not called just the Pretty Good War, but the Great War
    $600 19
Minnesota's lowest point is 602 feet above sea level at the shore of this Great Lake
    $600 4
This small letter denotes the speed of light in a vacuum: 299,792,458 meters per second
    $600 22
Her name was Holly Michelle Gilliam before she married Papa John & became a singing Mama
    $600 6
Arkady Renko, a Moscow investigator in this author's "Gorky Park", becomes a seaman in "Polar Star"
    $600 14
Out of favor with the leftists in Mexico, he created murals in the U.S., like one in the Detroit Inst. of Arts
    $600 27
The domain of Hades, brother of Zeus & Poseidon
    $800 20
A Duluth park named for this Norseman features a replica of the ship in which he sailed to America c. 1000
    $800 10
The acceleration of this at the Earth's surface is 9.8 meters per second squared
    DD: $2,000 23
Born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger, he became the "monarch" of TV interviewers
    $800 7
"Treasure" & "Raise The Titanic" by this author feature salvage expert Dirk Pitt
    $800 15
"The Hay Wain" helped this British landscape artist win a gold medal at the Paris Salon of 1824
    DD: $2,000 11
F is 96,500 coulombs; F being named for this British physicist
    $1000 24
Professional name of the punk rocker born James Jewel Osterberg; it sounds like a weird soft drink
    $1000 8
She had "Great Expectations" until she was jilted on her wedding day
    $1000 16
They shut the lid on this Dutch master after his death, March 19, 1997

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dan Atish Janet
$8,400 $8,400 $3,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

At this man's death in 1997, Jacques Chirac called him probably the best known Frenchman in the world

Final scores:

Dan Atish Janet
$16,800 $16,800 $3,800
2-day co-champion: $29,600 New co-champion: $16,800 2nd place: a trip to Majorca, Spain

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Dan Atish Janet
$7,200 $8,100 $3,800
20 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $19,100

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