Show #2809 - Thursday, November 14, 1996

1996 Celebrity Jeopardy! game 4.


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Eartha Kitt, an actress and singer from New York City

Buzz Aldrin, a retired astronaut and author from the book Encounter with Tiber

Brett Butler, an actress from Grace Under Fire

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We need a number as your response.)
    $100 14
In English, this first name of Beethoven would be Lewis
    $100 4
This university near South Bend, Indiana awards the Laetare Medal to a leading Roman Catholic
    $100 13
The number of Snow White's dwarfs or T.E. Lawrence's "Pillars of Wisdom"
    $100 3
Most insects have 2 pairs of these attached to their backs
    $100 1
He was a Marine, a truck driver & a soda jerk before he starred in "The French Connection"
    $200 22
World Book says Beethoven was somewhat odd before he lost this sense & irritable after
    $200 7
Father Flanagan High School is operated by this facility just west of Omaha
    $200 18
In this George Orwell classic, Big Brother is the dictator of Oceania
    $200 11
Eagles usually kill their prey with these body parts
    $200 2
This handsome leading man was a truck driver before he shared "Pillow Talk" with Doris Day
    $300 6
At this Washington, D.C. college, Bill Clinton served as class president in his freshman & sophomore years
    $300 19
This 1844 Dumas novel relates the adventures of Athos, Porthos, Aramis & D'Artagnan
    $300 5
A lack of this green pigment is one thing that separates fungi from other plants
    DD: $500 9
This current monarch drove a 3-ton truck & serviced motor engines during WWII
1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure. Whereas, one of my more sympathetic correspondents, it has turned out to be an Annus horribilis
    $400 15
Douglass College, the USA's largest women's college, is affiliated with this state university of New Jersey
    $400 20
The title of this Joseph Heller novel has come to mean an impossible situation
    $400 8
A chameleon can use this organ, almost as long as its body, to catch birds
    $400 10
He drove a truck for an oil company long before he starred in "To Kill A Mockingbird"
    $500 16
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy founded the Chicago Institute of Design on the principles of this Berlin design school
    $500 21
The "firemen" in this Ray Bradbury work don't put out fires, they set them by burning books
    $500 17
The beak-to-tail measurement of the leatherback species of this sea creature can run about 7 feet
    $500 12
This British star of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" was formerly a truck driver, a steeplejack & a fire eater

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 9):

Brett Buzz Eartha
$1,000 $900 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brett Buzz Eartha
$3,400 $2,200 $300

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 18
This largest ocean supplies about half of the world's yearly supply of fish & shellfish
    $400 9
The "New Frontier" was the domestic program of his 1961-63 administration
    $400 17
Chief ports on this gulf include Kuwait City & Al Basrah, Iraq
    DD: $4,400 2
In 1898, as a result of this war, the U.S. paid $20 million for the Philippines
    $600 19
In 1994 this "Far Side" creator won a Reuben Award as Best Cartoonist of the Year
    $600 3
Of Hindi, Hungarian or Hebrew, the one spoken by more than 350 million people
    DD: $3,200 21
Act one of this show features the songs "Belle", "Be Our Guest" & "If I Can't Love Her"
    $600 5
The Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal connects this Great Lake with the Mississippi River
    $600 20
At the 1996 burial of Larry LaPrise, this song's author, we guess they put his right foot in, put his right foot out...
    $800 4
On April 19, 1993 the Branch Davidian compound near this Texas city burned to the ground after a 51-day siege
    $800 13
In 1993 Frederik W. De Klerk & Nelson Mandela shared this award
    $800 16
It was Greta Garbo's native language
    $800 15
Emily Loesser sang the part of Sarah Brown in a recent recording of this musical written by her father
    $800 8
The German name for this lake on the border of Switzerland & France is Genfersee
    $800 14
He joined the Boston Symphony as a violinist in 1915 & began conducting in the '20s
    $1000 6
In January 1946 this former first lady was the only woman on the U.S. delegation to the U.N.
    $1000 10
In 1993 this retired black Supreme Court justice received a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom
    $1000 11
The Khoisan languages of this continent are noted for their clicking sounds
    $1000 12
This Tony-winning 1992 musical starring Chita Rivera is based on a book by Manuel Puig
    $1000 7
Relax, have a rum & enjoy the sun on Walter Fletcher Beach on this Jamaican bay
    $1000 1
New ones of these in 1996 include 847 for Illinois & 330 for Ohio

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brett Buzz Eartha
$0 $4,200 -$2,500
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In a 1935 poem this leader wrote, "The Red Army fears not the trials of the Long March"

Final scores:

Brett Buzz Eartha
$2,000 $1,200 $0
Winner: $10,000 to charity 2nd place: $10,000 to charity 3rd place: $10,000 to the March of Dimes

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Brett Buzz Eartha
$7,400 $4,200 -$2,500
21 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 2 DDs)
12 R,
1 W
2 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $9,100

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Game tape date: 1996-09-29
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