Show #4621 - Monday, October 11, 2004

Ken Jennings game 54.

(Cheryl: Go to outer space without leaving your couch. Clues from Chicago's Adler Planetarium, next on Jeopardy!)


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Tristan Mabry, a Ph.D. student from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunny Schomaker, an events coordinator from Madison, Wisconsin

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 53-day cash winnings total $1,808,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 21
In the late 900s his wife Thjodhild built the first church in Greenland at Brattahlid
    $200 16
"I Spy",
"I Dream of Jeannie",
"I Love Lucy"
    $200 26
It "takes a licking and keeps on ticking"
    $200 6
The Catholic League describes itself as this 3-letter type of organization, meaning non-clerical
    $200 10
Illustrators often showed her sitting on a 3-legged stool as there was no such thing as a tuffet
    $200 1
This 1883 character's nose grew every time he lied (insert political joke here)
    $400 22
The Vikings enhanced the seaworthiness of their ships by adding this stabilizer to the underside
    $400 17
"The Amazing Spider-Man",
"The Adventures of Superman"
    $400 27
When Anheuser-Busch introduced this beer in the 1870s, it was fermented twice & pasteurized
    $400 7
Canon Law 333 says there is neither appeal nor recourse against his decree (& it's not God)
    $400 12
It's what Mary's little lamb did even though it was against the rules
    $400 2
Hit the gas to speed up
    $600 23
In 1066 this great-great grandson of Rollo made what some call the last Viking invasion of England
    $600 18
"My So-called Life",
"My Mother the Car",
"My Sister Sam"
    $600 28
Kraft makes hot cereals called Cream of Rice & Cream of this
    $600 8
The name given to a child at this sacrament is traditionally that of a saint
    $600 13
She went to the baker's to buy her dog some bread; "when she came back the poor dog was dead"
    $600 3
A pirate or an NFL player from Tampa Bay
    $800 24
In 930 the Vikings set up the Althing, considered the world's oldest parliament, in this country
    $800 19
"Green Acres",
"NYPD Blue",
"The White Shadow"
    $800 29
Founded in 1914, the American Pop Corn Company makes this "happy" brand of popcorn, America's first
    $800 9
Jews, who don't eat or drink at all on Yom Kippur, might envy the 1-meal Catholic "fast" on Ash Wednesday & this day
    $800 14
"Ding, dong, bell, the cat is in the well! Who put her in?" This "Little" guy
    $800 4
This man whose given name is actually Lido is widely credited with saving Chrysler from bankruptcy
    $1000 25
A "thrall", from which we get the word "enthrall", was a person of this lowest social class
    $1000 20
"Cagney & Lacey",
"Starsky & Hutch",
"Mork & Mindy"
    $1000 30
This fruit drink brand tells you to "unleash the power of the sun"
    $1000 11
A litany may address the Lamb of God, saying "you take away" these
    $1000 15
Simple Simon thought he could not fail to catch this because he had "a little salt to put upon his tail"
    DD: $1,000 5
One of the "wisdom" books of the Old Testament

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

Ken Sunny Tristan
$6,200 $800 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Sunny Tristan
$9,600 $1,400 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 6
(Sarah of the Clue Crew stands outside the dome of the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.) Weighing over a half ton, this visitor probably broke off from an asteroid before reaching earth 50,000 years ago
    $400 21
Claire Torry is a backup singer but her vocals were up front for Pink Floyd's song "Great Gig in the Sky" on this album
    $400 16
Capt. William Driver, who gave this 2-word nickname to the U.S. flag, is buried in Nashville's City Cemetery
    $400 26
Strub's Pickles were originally sold out of barrels at, of course, this price per pickle
    $400 1
After tackling the meat-packing industry in "The Jungle", he battled religious hypocrisy in "Elmer Gantry"
    $400 11
Baseball players warm the bench in here
    $800 7
In the dynamic gallery theater, visitors can experience a 3-D tour of this, our home galaxy
    $800 22
Before he stepped out front for "Love Power", Luther Vandross sang backup for this artist on "Young Americans"
    $800 17
(This is Alison Krauss.) In 1993 I joined the cast of this Nashville institution & was its youngest member at that time
    $800 27
Louis XIV, "The Sun King", liked this fruit so much he had a grove of them at Versailles, so he always had days with sunshine
    $800 2
Author whose "Portrait of a Lady" was followed by his "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"
    $800 12
This term from French cooking refers to a highly seasoned stew of meat or fish & sometimes vegetables
    $1200 8
(Sarah of the Clue Crew stands outside the dome of the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.) The first modern planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, the Adler, opened in 1930, about the time of this planet's discovery
    $1200 23
Merry Clayton's stylings on "Gimme Shelter" are just "A Kiss Away" from perfection on this 1969 Stones album
    $1200 18
Dollywood, Dolly Parton's theme park in Pigeon Forge, is "The Entertainment Capital of" these mountains
    $1200 28
The Romans shaped these by putting them in baskets called forma, hence the Italian formaggio
    $1200 3
"Fern Hill" poet who won the 1929 Nobel Prize after writing "Death in Venice"
    $1200 13
This portable gasoline engine with a propeller & tiller is clamped onto the stern of a boat
    $1600 9
Included in the Adler's collection is a model of Uraniborg, the home & workplace of this Danish astronomer
    $1600 24
Sandy Dennis provided the backing vocals on "Battle Of Evermore" for this legendary group
    DD: $2,000 19
The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is in this city, a railroad center
    DD: $1,000 29
Delmonico's in New York City is credited with inventing this dish in honor of an 1867 U.S. purchase
    $1600 4
Late TV host & "How to Be Funny" author who helped pioneer the Beat Generation with his "Howl"
    $1600 14
She narrates "To Kill a Mockingbird"
    $2000 10
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew stands behind a large metal cylinder in the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.) This telescope was made by William Herschel & may be the actual one he used to discover this planet in 1781
    $2000 25
She lent her voice to Neil Young's "Comes a Time" LP before making his "Lotta Love" her own
    $2000 20
The Battle of Stones River is also known as the Battle of this city, once Tennessee's capital
    $2000 30
Miners in San Francisco used Lactobacillus sanfrancisco in the air to make this
    $2000 5
Crime novelist who wrote "The Big Bounce", composed "Suzanne" & penned "Beautiful Losers"
    $2000 15
Daniel Webster was a member of its class of 1801

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Sunny Tristan
$26,000 $2,400 $4,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Legend says this musical was inspired by Lunt & Fontanne's backstage bickering during a Shakespeare play

Final scores:

Ken Sunny Tristan
$35,000 $4,400 $4,801
54-day champion: $1,843,100 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Ken Sunny Tristan
$26,000 $3,000 $6,000
34 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
4 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
13 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $35,000

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Game tape date: 2004-08-10
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