Show #5638 - Wednesday, February 25, 2009


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Leland Graham III, a research specialist and project coordinator from Rock Hill, South Carolina

Maria Borga, an economist from Washington, D.C.

Jorge Rivero, a contamination control technician from Sunrise, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We want you to name the memorable film for us.)
    $200 6
Overactors & others flock to Smithfield, Va., the capital of this, processing millions of lbs. of it every year
    $200 1
Ray Bolger:
"Oh, no!"
    $200 21
A small car, or a small mirrored case in a handbag
    $200 16
Buoyant plank for wave riding
    $200 26
Little babycakes, I give you a giant one of these stones with the highest refractive index of any natural gemstone
    $200 11
(Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. gives the clue.) In a recent essay, I cited the election of Barack Obama as one of the 4 "transformative moments" in African-American history; this 1863 event was the first
    $400 7
Anthony, a city straddling Texas & New Mexico, celebrates only once every 4 years as this "Capital of the World"
    $400 2
Richard Roundtree: "Hey, baby"
    $400 22
A 2001 experiment found not just primates but these aquatic mammals recognize themselves in mirrors
    $400 17
An extra fee for a special service
    $400 27
My darling, only the best of this potent potable for you, like a fine extra brut Bollinger
    $400 12
(Dr. Gates gives the clue.) In the "African American National Biography" series, which I co-edited with Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, the second entry is a profile of this baseball great
    $600 8
Kansas City, Missouri & this Tennessee city both claim the tangy title "Barbecue Capital of the World"
    $600 3
Carrie Fisher: "What?!"
    $600 23
The "Car Talk" guys recommend pulling up next to a line of parked cars to adjust this
    $600 18
An excess or overabundant supply
    $600 28
Yes, my yummy sugar pie, tonight we escape to Nassau, the capital of this country
    $600 13
(Dr. Gates gives the clue.) My ancestor, Revolutionary War soldier John Redman, was one of an estimated 5,000 black soldiers in this army, the first regular U.S. fighting force
    $800 9
It's Crystal City, Texas vs. Alma, Arkansas for this title--they even have Popeye statues to back their claim
    $800 4
Olivia Newton-John: "The cameraman?"
    $800 24
A shaving mirror is usually this curved type
    $800 19
The Brits call a doctor's office this
    $800 29
Yes, my flower, I match your intoxicating scent with a gift of this perfume introduced in France in 1921
    DD: $1,600 14
(Dr. Gates gives the clue.) I direct a research institute at Harvard University named for this author of "The Souls of Black Folk", black America's leading public intellectual through most of his long life, 1868-1963
    $1000 10
Thanks to John Deere, this Illinois city is the "Plow Capital of the World"
    $1000 5
F. Murray Abraham, "Hmmm?"
    $1000 25
In the 18th c. James Short cut the distortion with the first truly parabolic & elliptical mirrors for these
    $1000 20
Close observation of someone by the police
    $1000 30
For you, my sweet, a classic Silver Shadow II luxury car from this make of auto
    $1000 15
(Dr. Gates gives the clue.) In 2003, I published "The Trials of" this woman, a book about America's first black poet & her encounters with the Founding Fathers

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

Jorge Maria Leland G.
$200 $0 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jorge Maria Leland G.
$1,200 $2,800 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And I don't know how to describe that category for you.)
(Alex: Each correct response will end with those two letters of the alphabet.)
    $400 1
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew discusses earthquakes.) The hypocenter is where an earthquake originates. The point on the surface, vertically above the hypocenter, is known as this
    $400 23
Katie Holmes made her Broadway debut in a 2008 revival of this playwright's "All My Sons"
    $400 21
Johnson's first major poem was called this, like the city he loved
    $400 11
A hammock is something you lie in; this North Atlantic food fish is Melanogrammus aeglefinus
    $400 16
Psychologist & theorist of archetypes:
    $400 6
Our hollow body this sounds just as good as an Ibanez--why pay more for a big name?
    $800 2
Termed "The Last Sorcerer" in a recent biography, in 1705 he became the first scientist to be knighted for his work
    $800 24
Christian Slater returned to B'way in a 2005 revival of this Tennessee Williams play about shattered illusions
    $800 22
Samuel was proud of compiling one of these on his own in 9 years, a task that took the French Academy 50
    $800 12
Anchor Steam is a beer; Angkor Wat is a temple complex in this country
    $800 17
15th c. philosopher:
    $800 7
A little old lady only blew this ram's horn on high holidays, so it's in great condition
    $1200 3
(Kelly of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) Because of the intense magnetic fields that block heat from the core, these solar phenomena can be thousands of degrees cooler than the surrounding surface
    $1200 25
Gems like "Much may be made of a Scotchman if he be caught young" were recorded by this Scottish-born biographer
    $1200 13
The term "sonata" originally meant a piece was to be played, as opposed to this term, for a piece that was to be sung
    $1200 18
Scottish-born author of "On Heroes":
    $1200 8
Got one of these, patented in 1858 and used for canning? Isn't she a beauty?
    DD: $1,200 4
From the Latin for "about a day", these body rhythms govern cycles of wakefulness & sleep
    DD: $4,000 26
Johnson was a staunch Tory, or supporter of the king, & referred to foes in this party as "dogs"
    $1600 14
The Willamette River runs through Eugene, Oregon; this title Pushkin character is a sort of Russian Don Juan
    $1600 19
Linguist who says the U.S. is a brutal imperialist state: Mona Chomsky
    $1600 9
I know I said you could have this steel reinforcing material for $3,800, but sorry, my boss says no less than $5,000
    $2000 5
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) Carbon, one of the most common elements, has been discovered in 60-atom configurations called these, named for an architect
    $2000 15
Alar means "winglike"; the basis of this culture medium is the product of certain seaweeds
    $2000 20
Pre-Socratic "all is one" thinker:
    $2000 10
This Aussie bird with a 10-letter name is the most popular caged parakeet, so it doesn't have a lot of miles on it

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jorge Maria Leland G.
$2,400 $10,000 $19,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

It's the only Major League Baseball team name whose first 4 letters match the first 4 letters of its city

Final scores:

Jorge Maria Leland G.
$1,000 $19,900 $25,000
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $25,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jorge Maria Leland G.
$3,600 $11,600 $17,400
10 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
26 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $32,600

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Game tape date: 2009-01-20
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