Show #838 - Wednesday, April 6, 1988


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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And since we have one category that's making its very first appearance on our program, THE YEAR THAT WAS, we give you a few clues to lead you into telling us what the year was.)
    $100 14
A recent N.Y. Times-CBS poll indicates a majority of U.S. Catholic priests would like to do this
    $100 19
Commerce Sec'y Peter Peterson said, "The era of low-cost energy is almost dead. Popeye is running out of" this
    $100 1
To see Don Ho's show, go to the Hilton's Dome Show Room in this city
    $100 6
Only 3 men to have held this position are Douglas Edwards, Walter Cronkite, & Dan Rather
    $100 21
Capone set 1-year income record, Ruth set 1-year homer record, Lindbergh set 1-man flying record
    $100 26
Company that's America's biggest soapmaker
    $200 13
Religion whose Bible begins with the Book of Genesis & ends with II Chronicles
    $200 20
Dean Martin said,
"If you drink, don't" do this; "Don't even putt"
    $200 2
Each year kids can compete in the National Fence Painting Contest in this Missouri town
    $200 7
In 1968, this "Gunsmoke" star became the 1st woman inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame
    $200 22
Over 400,000 attended Woodstock, Chicago 8 went on trial, Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon
    $200 27
Generic name for synthetic soap substitutes
    $300 11
The American Quakers' General Conference headquarters is in this city
    $300 16
Secretary of State who said, "There cannot be a crisis next week; my schedule is already full"
    $300 3
According to American Express, this state draws the most visitors from other states
    $300 8
Though Dobie Gillis chased all the other girls, this one wanted to marry him
    $300 25
U.S. recognized the Soviet Union, Prohibition was repealed, Hitler was appointed German chancellor
    $300 28
Some toilet soaps contain surfactants to prevent formation of this when you use it
    $400 12
The United Church is this large country's largest protestant denomination
    $400 17
Ernie Kovacs described it as "a medium, so called because it is neither rare nor well done"
    $400 4
It's always 54° F. there, Kentucky's best-known national attraction
    DD: $500 9
This sitcom topped the ratings for 5 seasons in a row, from 1971 to 1976
    $400 24
Communist coup in Czechoslovakia, Berlin blockade began, State of Israel established
    $500 15
Common in Africa, it's not the worship of animals but of spirits
    $500 18
It's claimed Rousseau said, "To do is to be" & Sartre said, "To be is to do" while he said, "Doobedoobedoo"
    $500 5
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail runs all the way from Maine to this state
    $500 10
They not only played "The Beverly Hillbillies" theme, but made annual appearances on the show
    $500 23
Soviets invade Afghanistan, Sandinistas take power in Nicaragua, U.S. hostages taken in Iran

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 10):

Bob Peter Joe
$100 -$300 $1,300

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bob Peter Joe
$1,800 $1,200 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 11
Were he still alive, this president would now be 70 years old
    $200 10
China is the only country in the world with more than this many people
    $200 9
Robert Penn Warren took this novel's title from a line in "Humpty Dumpty"
    $200 6
In 1 of these, mounted knights used blunted weapons, while Jeopardy! champs use their knowledge
    $200 25
"Hush little baby, don't say a word, Papa's gonna buy you" one of these
    $200 16
Farmers in southeast Asia use them to work in rice paddies; it's lucky they like to wallow in mud
    $400 12
Complaining of this president's English, H.L. Mencken called it "Gamalielese"
    $400 21
Though the Chinese invented gunpowder, they originally only used it in these
    $400 8
This Irishman's first & most understandable novel was "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"
    $400 5
About 1000 A.D., they discovered North America & called parts of it Helluland, Markland, and Vinland
    $400 17
Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint each won one of this 1954 film's 8 Oscars
    $600 13
He presided over our national Bicentenial celebration
    $600 22
China wants Portugal to return this colony no later than 1997, the year they'll get Hong Kong
    $600 4
In "The Fountainhead", she wrote "Great men can't be ruled"
    $600 3
This "Venerable" saint is called "The Father of English History"
    $600 18
Jesus did this at a wedding in Cana of Galilee
    $800 14
President who was known as the "Schoolmaster in Politics"
    $800 23
They were China's last imperial dynasty
    $800 2
The story of an indecisive man, it was been called Joseph Conrad's "Hamlet"
    DD: $1,000 7
Tradition says Rurik, a Norse leader, settled in Novgorod in 862 & became founder of this country
    DD: $5 19
It's reported The Rolling Stones took their name from the following blues song by this singer:
    $1000 15
After Garfield's death, he refused to move into the White House until it was redecorated
    $1000 24
In 1887, 900,000 people died when this river, "China's sorrow", overflowed
    $1000 1
Caldwell novel in which land set aside for the church keeps on being switched to different locations
    $1000 26
Though called a hermit, he led thousands of crusaders to conquer the Holy Land
    $1000 27
"Roll 'em up & twist 'em up a high tuckahaw, & hit 'em up a tune called" this
    $1000 20
A leading producer of brass in the U.S., this Connecticut city is called the "Brass Center of the World"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bob Peter Joe
$3,000 $3,200 $5,005

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Of all fresh fruits, the U.S. imports more of this one than any other

Final scores:

Bob Peter Joe
$100 $6,300 $6,401
3rd place: Bruce hardwood floor 2nd place: Burris reclining chair and Emerson television New champion: $6,401

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Bob Peter Joe
$3,000 $3,000 $5,700
15 R,
4 W
9 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
21 R
(including 2 DDs),
6 W

Combined Coryat: $11,700

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Game tape date: 1987-12-14
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