Show #4583 - Wednesday, July 7, 2004

Ken Jennings game 26.

(Sarah: We'll go beyond the burrito to show you some Mexican delicacies today on Jeopardy!)
(Sofia: ¡Buen provecho!)


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Vanessa Osborne, a graduate student from Woodland Hills, California

Michael Vance, an information security analyst from Fishers, Indiana

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 25-day cash winnings total $788,960)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We want you to provide it.)
    $200 21
Dedicated on June 30, 1941, his presidential library was the first planned while a president was still in office
    $200 1
This Coen Brothers tale from 1996 is "A homespun murder story"
    $200 11
(Sarah of the Clue Crew sits down to a meal in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.) Here in the Yucatan, this tasty bundle is wrapped & cooked in banana leaves rather than the usual corn husks
    $200 6
"Oh my darling, oh my darling..."
    $200 16
After hitting .202 in the minors in '94, he went back to his day job of all-universe NBA star
    $200 26
Usual meal you're headed to when "brown bagging" it
    $400 22
His recently won Nobel Peace Prize is now on display at his presidential library
    $400 2
Reverse in told was film Nolan Christopher 2001 this
    $400 12
Top a crisp tortilla with refried beans, meat, lettuce, tomatoes & cheese & you've got this Mexican salad
    $400 7
"Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag..."
    $400 17
When God told him to get a-buildin' in Genesis 6:14, he was smart enough to say yes
    $400 27
The Rolling Stones asked, "How come you taste so good?"
    $600 23
His library is located on the Columbia Point Promontory in Boston
    $600 3
Robert Duvall wrote, directed & played a preacher in this 1997 film
    $600 13
(Sarah of the Clue Crew follows her meal with a chaser in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.) By Mexican law, this potent potable must be made with at least 51% agave; the rest is often sugar cane
    $600 8
"Roll out the barrel..."
    $600 18
In 1989 the people at Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts were smart cookies to acquire RJR this
    $600 28
Rudbeckia triloba is this "Brown-Eyed" plant, less well known than the Black-Eyed one
    $800 24
The complex of buildings at this library in Abilene, Kansas includes a nondenominational chapel where the president is buried
    $800 4
Title job of Dante & Randal in a 1994 Kevin Smith film
    $800 14
Translated as "little meats", it's shredded pork eaten with salsa or used as a filling for tacos
    $800 9
"Yes we have no bananas..."
    $800 19
He married Catherine Zeta-Jones
    $800 29
The Brown Hornet was the favorite superhero of this 1970s animated TV group of pals
    DD: $1,800 25
Along with his papers, his library contains a large mural by Thomas Hart Benton
    $1000 5
An Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature went to this '50s-style melodrama with Julianne Moore & Dennis Quaid
    $1000 15
(Sarah of the Clue Crew has seconds at Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.) One of my favorite Mexican dishes is this one--raw seafood marinated in lime juice, garnished with onions & tomatoes
    $1000 10
"Go tell it on the mountain..."
    $1000 20
In a prudent move, he ran for the vice presidency & his Senate seat in 2000
    $1000 30
Because of the way she was conceived, Louise Brown is known as this alliterative type of baby

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

Ken Michael Vanessa
$3,600 $3,200 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Michael Vanessa
$9,800 $5,200 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

5 IN A "ROW"
    $400 12
The Queen is pictured here in the elaborate Mausoleum built for this man
    $400 2
"The Incredible"
    $400 17
Get off at Sportivnaya in this city to see the venue for much of the 1980 Summer Olympics
    $400 1
An Internet site about this product from Bayer can be found at
    $400 26
During China's Sung Dynasty tea was cultivated & this powder was first used militarily
    $400 7
It's a narrow groove made in the ground by a plow, or a deep wrinkle on the face
    DD: $7,200 13
By its etymology, this Victorian room seen here was an early chat room
    $800 3
"The Amazing"
    $800 18
This word follows "Oxford" & "Piccadilly" in tube stop names
    $800 22
Brands of these self-administered tests include Clearblue Easy & First Response
    $800 27
Seen here, it's awarded by the U.S. military for meritorious achievement in ground combat
    $800 8
The Book of Proverbs tells us that this person "is servant to the lender"
    $1200 14
In 1877, long before Margaret Sanger, Annie Besant was prosecuted for a pamphlet on this
    $1200 4
"The Uncanny"
    $1200 19
If you're on NYC's A train, get off at Howard Beach in this borough to go to JFK Airport
    $1200 23
Sadly, in a Chinese pharmacy, this bile-producing organ from a brown bear can fetch as much as $150
    DD: $600 28
A popular German hit song during WWII was these tanks "Are Rolling In Africa"
    $1200 9
After agreeing to purchase a home, funds go "into" this, until all the conditions of the sale are met
    $1600 15
In this 1850s war, Roger Fenton took the first extensive war photos, though he spared viewers the gore
    $1600 5
"The Man Without Fear"
    $1600 20
The Metro stop for Montreal's Olympic stadium is Pie-IX, named for this 19th century religious figure
    $1600 24
Ulcer sufferers at the end of their ropes go to the end of the alphabet for this, aka ranitidine hydrochloride
    $1600 29
In the 1920s Marine Corps General Smedley Butler turned this temporary camp in Virginia into a permanent base
    $1600 10
Alumni of this school include Winston Churchill, Sir Robert Peel & Lord Byron
    $2000 16
"Merlin" is by this 1890s artist, some of whose work was too graphic for the Victorians (or our viewers)
    $2000 6
"The Invincible"
    $2000 21
The major hub of the Washington Metro is the stop named for this French planner
    $2000 25
A chemical found in a Norwegian fungus became this immuno-suppressant drug that made organ transplants safer
    $2000 30
This medieval order of knights was aka "the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ & the Temple of Solomon"
    $2000 11
A descendant of Alfred the Great, she ends up marrying Ivanhoe

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Michael Vanessa
$34,000 $13,200 $5,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Born in 1564, he was employed by Elizabeth I's Secretary of State to uncover Catholic plots against her reign

Final scores:

Ken Michael Vanessa
$40,000 $16,399 $300
26-day champion: $828,960 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Michael Vanessa
$27,400 $13,200 $5,000
33 R
(including 3 DDs),
2 W
17 R,
0 W
5 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $45,600

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Game tape date: 2004-03-10
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