Show #5559 - Thursday, November 6, 2008


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Brian Muth, a headmaster from Napa, California

Kate McCoy, a preschool teacher and tutor from Seaford, New York

David Skaar, a research scientist from Raleigh, North Carolina (whose 3-day cash winnings total $102,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
The title adventures concern a young boy named Huckleberry Finn & an escaped slave of this name
    $200 6
Astronomer John Herschel developed the process to make this type of architectural drawing
    $200 16
Jason Alexander & this "Columbo" actor co-starred in the 2000 play "Defiled" at L.A.'s Geffen Playhouse
    $200 11
Alton Brown shreds 3 cups of fresh pumpkin to make one loaf of this
    $200 26
She wasn't Henry VIII's first wife, but she was the first that he beheaded
    $200 21
As I hold the door for you oh-so-politely, I say "apres" this (yes, this means "you")
    $400 2
Of the 1860s, the 1880s or the 1900s, the decade in which Mark Twain wrote the book
    $400 7
At night this good-natured elf secretly helps out with housework
    $400 17
Christopher Knight, more recently of "Celebrity Circus", played Peter on this classic family sitcom
    $400 12
Paula Deen puts a twist on tradition--instead of pumpkin pie, it's pumpkin gooey butter cakes for this holiday
    $400 27
Instead of becoming a pillar of the community, this biblical man's wife became just a pillar
    $400 22
If you want French people to be nice to you, learn this French phrase that means "Long live France!"
    $600 3
The book was based on Mark Twain's recollections of his childhood in this state
    $600 8
(Sarah of the Clue Crew points her remote, first at you, and then at her digital camera.) You don't see anything happening when you press your remote, but hold it up to a camera & you can see it's communicating to the TV using this spectrum of light
    $600 18
This director saw Cybill Shepherd on the cover of Glamour & decided she'd be perfect for "The Last Picture Show"
    $600 13
Emeril says to shell these & toast them before putting them in his mole verde sauce
    $600 28
Her second husband divorced her, also known as "Old Hatchet Face", soon after she started smashing saloons
    $600 23
A type of mineral water sparkles with the name of this French spa town, the capital of unoccupied France
    $800 4
This award-winning musical composed by Roger Miller was based on the book
    $800 9
During the Middle Ages, the Arabs reintroduced to Europe this process of converting hides to leather
    $800 19
Hercule Poirot could detect that this actor won Oscars for "Spartacus" & "Topkapi"
    $800 14
Out of pumpkin? Tyler Florence says you can substitute the butternut type of this in his pumpkin soup
    $800 29
Pauline, this emperor's sister, left her second husband in 1803 to do fun things like go to Paris & pose nude
    $800 24
The French term for a Peeping Tom isn't Tomas le Peepe, it's this
    DD: $1,200 5
Along the way Huck meets 2 swindlers known as the Duke & this title used for heirs to the French crown
    $1000 10
Teaberry plant leaves have an oil with astringent properties that's used for this gum flavor
    $1000 20
Sir Walter Scott wrote a tale called "The Talisman" in 1825; Stephen King & this man, a little more recently
    $1000 15
Giada de Laurentiis adds 6 of these "wise" leaves to her pumpkin ravioli with toasted hazelnuts
    $1000 30
After a scandalous celebration, his wife Pompeia was no longer "above suspicion" & he divorced her
    $1000 25
It's true:
"C'est" this is French for "it's true"

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

David Kate Brian
$5,400 $1,000 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

David Kate Brian
$9,600 $2,600 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: ...and each of the clues in this category will be given by Ken Burns himself, the producer of the series.)
(Alex: ...where your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to, uh, find the name of the fish hidden in the text of each clue.)
    $400 1
(Ken Burns reads.) In 1862 this military man garnered the nickname "Unconditional Surrender"
    $400 23
"Lost Moon" by astronaut Jim Lovell launched this 1995 film
    $400 7
This Ecuadorian island group straddles the equator, but Isabela is the only one through which it passes
    $400 2
Alloy meaning you finished third
    $400 8
In 1308 Edward II ordained that this measurement of length was to be the equivalent of 3 grains of barley
    $400 21
A halberd is a shafted weapon with an axe-like blade & a spike
    $800 17
(Ken Burns reads.) This president said, "If the Confederacy fails, there should be written on its tombstone, 'Died of a theory'"
    $800 24
Gustav Hasford's Vietnam War novel "The Short Timers" was recruited as the basis for this Kubrick movie
    $800 9
Charged $8 to take a boat ride on this body of water, Mark Twain quipped, "Do you wonder that Christ walked?"
    $800 3
The Getzen Company makes this type of musical instrument
    $800 10
A keel of this fuel is 21.2 tons, the approx. weight of the fuel carried on barges on the River Tyne in 17th century England
    $800 22
Calving & icebergs occur when glaciers melt
    $1200 18
(Ken Burns reads.) In 1859 Robert E. Lee was called upon to lead a force of Marines to end John Brown's raid on the arsenal at this site
    $1200 25
Isaac Asimov's "The Positronic Man" became this Robin Williams film, also with "Man" in the title
    DD: $5,000 13
The ceiba, held sacred by the Mayans, is the national tree of this country
    $1200 4
One tin solder is traditionally an alloy of tin & this heavy metal
    $1200 11
Now used in horse racing, its name is Old English for "the length of a furrow"
    $1200 28
Tahini is a yummy paste made from ground sesame seeds
    $1600 19
(Ken Burns reads.) The surrender took place at Wilmer McLean's home; years earlier & 130 miles away, his back yard had been part of this first Civil War battle
    $1600 26
The comic book "Hellblazer" crossed over to the big screen as this 2005 Keanu Reeves flick
    $1600 14
Until Moses had 'em hit the road, it was the land o' the Israelites in Egypt
    $1600 5
An iron-carbon alloy of less than 2% carbon
    $1600 12
The prefix mega means one million; this prefix means one billion
    $1600 29
The highest British honor, the Order of the Garter, was founded by Edward III in 1348
    DD: $2,000 20
(Ken Burns reads.) There were more than 20,000 Confederate & Union casualties at this Tennessee battle whose name means "place of peace" in Hebrew
    $2000 27
Bari Woods' novel "Twins" became this 1988 film starring Jeremy Irons in a dual role
    $2000 15
"Where the West Lives!" is the slogan of this "valuable" Colorado city
    $2000 6
The Witwatersrand once produced 40% of the world's supply of this precious stuff
    $2000 16
When buying firewood, it might help to know that a full one of these measures 4' high by 4' wide by 8' long
    $2000 30
In the fifth year of his reign, Ramses III of Egypt routed invaders known as "The Sea Peoples"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

David Kate Brian
$23,600 $1,400 $17,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

With inflation raging there at more than 2.2 million%, this nation issued $100 billion notes in 2008

Final scores:

David Kate Brian
$11,600 $1 $23,100
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $23,100

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

David Kate Brian
$23,400 $1,400 $15,800
31 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
6 R,
1 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $40,600

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Game tape date: 2008-09-24
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