Show #4622 - Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Ken Jennings game 55.

(Jimmy: Howdy! Come along and sing some cowboy songs, next on Jeopardy! Come on, let's go!)


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Marcy Palino, a registered nurse from Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Matt Kleinmaier, a medical student from Chicago, Illinois

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 54-day cash winnings total $1,843,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
The Declaration was adopted in this city
    $200 6
(Sarah of the Clue Crew sits upon a white mare on a dude ranch in Montana.) A seldom heard later verse of this song goes:
"Oh I love those wild flowers in this dear land of ours"
    $200 18
Some say this tool with an adjustable jaw was invented by a Massachusetts mechanic named Monk
    $200 12
Jacob Marley &
Tiny Tim
    $200 17
Total number of each animal that Moses took on the Ark with him during the great flood
    $200 7
In 1975 Dick Cheney became this president's Chief of Staff
    $400 2
The Declaration does not mention this supreme legislative body of Great Britain by name
    $400 27
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew belts out a tune from atop a horse on a dude ranch in Montana.) Dale Evans wrote the lyrics to this song that says:
"Until we meet again"
    $400 19
Santa Claus might know that this word comes from the Scandinavian for "creature" & the Old English for "beast"
    $400 13
Dr. Manette &
Madame Defarge
    $400 23
The number of times you can subtract 5 from 55
    $400 8
From 1995 to 2000 Cheney was CEO of this energy services firm
    $600 3
It says that if this denies people their rights, the people have the right "to alter or abolish it"
    $600 28
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew belts out a tune from atop a horse on a dude ranch in Montana.) It’s where Gene Autry was in the title of his theme song:
"Out where a friend is a friend"
    $600 20
This ovoid term for an intellectual was often used of 1952 presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson
    $600 14
Estella &
Miss Havisham
    $600 24
An insomniac dyslexic agnostic lays awake all night wondering if there really is one of these
    $600 9
Dick Cheney was born in this city that's home to the University of Nebraska
    $800 4
This British Lord’s 1993 novel "Honor Among Thieves" concerns a plot to steal the Declaration
    $800 29
(Sofia of the Clue Crew sits upon a brown horse on a dude ranch in Montana.) A dying cowboy made this request:
"These words came low and mournfully"
    $800 21
An early recorded mention of the phrase "busy as a bee" appeared in this 1387 Chaucer work
    $800 15
Betsey Trotwood
& Mr. Murdstone
    $800 25
The 2 U.S. coins that add up to 30 cents when one of them is not a quarter
    $800 10
In the first President Bush's cabinet, Cheney was Secretary of this
    $1000 5
After all the states ratified it, Congress added this 9-letter word to the title
    $1000 30
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew sits in the saddle of a brown horse on a dude ranch in Montana.) In this song, a cowpuncher in a hurry sings:
"It’s your misfortune and none of my own"
    DD: $2,800 22
Once eaten only on Church holy days, this fish's name is from English & Dutch words for "holy flatfish"
    $1000 16
Kit Nubbles &
Little Nell
    $1000 26
Total number of balls used in the pool table game called 8-ball
    $1000 11
Dick Cheney served 6 terms as this state's sole representative in the House of Representatives

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Ken Matt Marcy
$5,400 $0 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Matt Marcy
$6,000 -$200 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 11
In 1493 Christopher Columbus discovered this future U.S. commonwealth & named it San Juan Bautista
    $400 1
Adjective meaning completely expressionless used to describe Jackie Vernon’s or Steven Wright’s comic style
    $400 21
It's the numerical name for a traditional canopy bed
    $400 16
Born October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, India, didn't eat much, died January 30, 1948 in New Delhi
    $400 26
In 1964 Coco Chanel & Norman Norell were championing the right of women to wear these
    $400 6
We hope your dog doesn't suffer ennui when boarded in one of these establishments
    $800 12
In 1855 this missionary discovered Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River
    $800 2
On "Coffee Talk", on "SNL", Linda Richman (this man in drag) would get "farklempt" ("choked up" in Yiddish)
    $800 22
Get your mind out of these troughs & try using your hands or a hose to clean out the leaves
    $800 17
Born in Oklahoma in 1879, had a lot of laughs, died near Point Barrow, Alaska in 1935
    $800 27
The sarong that Edith Head designed for this star in 1936 was widely copied for beachwear
    $800 7
Get thee to this synonym for a convent
    $1200 13
On June 18, 1767 Samuel Wallis became the first European to land at this breadfruity South Sea island
    $1200 3
"Who's Who in Comedy" quotes our 1989 clue "Married couple who've done commercials for Blue Nun wine…"
    $1200 23
If you have the room, this structure seen here is a fine addition to any backyard
    $1200 18
Born around 1507, married a king & gave birth to a future queen, died 1536 in London
    $1200 28
It's the name for the loose, brightly colored dress introduced to Pacific islanders by missionaries
    $1200 8
Manually sifting for gold in a river
    DD: $1,000 14
This Dutch explorer also discovered Tonga & Fiji in 1643
    $1600 4
Riddle me this, he starred on Broadway in 2002 doing his impression of George Burns
    $1600 24
Jerry Garcia fans unite! This is the practice of removing those old withered flowers from your garden
    DD: $3,200 19
Born in St. Louis in 1888, became a Brit in 1927, wrote poems & plays, won a Nobel Prize in 1948, died 1965
    $1600 9
A chronological record of the events of successive years
    $2000 15
This 5,140-square-mile Venezuelan lake was discovered in 1499 by Alonso de Ojeda & Amerigo Vespucci
    $2000 5
In the '70s his act was called "Child of the '50s"; in 2000 his HBO special was "Child in His 50s"
    $2000 25
Usually off-white with rugged loops, this type of carpeting is named for one made by North African tribes
    $2000 20
Born Belfast 1824, gifted scientist, whole life remembered as an absolute zero, died 1907
    $2000 10
In 1777 the Green Mountain boys had a hand in winning the Battle of this city in Vermont

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Matt Marcy
$26,000 $4,600 $400
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The 2nd-smallest independent country in area in the Western Hemisphere; in the '80s it was invaded by the 2nd largest

Final scores:

Ken Matt Marcy
$35,000 $8,100 $400
55-day champion: $1,878,100 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Matt Marcy
$27,200 $4,600 $1,400
35 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
3 W
6 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $33,200

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Game tape date: 2004-08-10
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