Show #5769 - Thursday, October 15, 2009

2009-2010 Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational quarterfinal game 2.


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Michael McKean, a Grammy winner, Oscar nominee and multi-talented performer from Hairspray and The Pajama Game

Soledad O'Brien, an anchor and special correspondent from CNN's Special Investigations Unit

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a Basketball Hall of Famer and all-time leading scorer from the NBA

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 6
You're in the Army now--in 1940 FDR instituted the first peacetime one of these in U.S. history
    $200 13
Cubby O'Brien & Annette Funicello were 2 members of this Disney TV group
    $200 1
The title of this 1951 J.D. Salinger book doesn't refer to a boozy baseball player
    $200 11
On Tennis magazine's list of the 40 greatest players from 1965 to 2005, she's the top female player
    $200 21
The "Best (and Worst!) of 2008" issue had "My Year of Surprises"; she "Talks About Marriage, Men and 'Marley & Me'"
    $400 7
This term for a mechanical device can also be an organization running city politics, like NYC's Tammany Hall
    $400 14
Edna O'Brien's frank depiction of women's lives has gotten her books banned in this, her native country
    $400 2
Before "The Lord of the Rings" came this other Tolkien tale about little Bilbo & a big dragon
    $400 12
In 2009 this player who holds the record for career steals slid free & clear into the Baseball Hall of Fame
    $400 22
May 25, 2009: This reality show couple--"We might split up"; July 6: "(Him) to (her): get a lawyer"
    $600 8
Edward Brooke was the first African American to hold this post for a state; Eric Holder is the first federal one
    $600 15
To cook these vegetables O'Brien, dice them & fry them with onions & green peppers
    $600 3
In addition to his Sherlock Holmes books, he wrote historical nonfiction like "The Great Boer War"
    $600 18
In 1996 this "Golden Boy" TKOed Julio Cesar Chavez in 4 rounds; in '98, it took him 8
    $600 23
In 2008, "A Decade After Revealing His Parkinson's", this movie & sitcom "Star Talks About How He and His Family Cope"
    $800 9
Buzz Aldrin & Jim Lovell do look like twins as they prepare for a mission in this 1960s program
    $800 16
In 1996 Dan O'Brien won a gold medal in this grueling Olympic sport, the first American to do so since Bruce Jenner
    $800 4
In a review, Time magazine referred to the title man of this 1925 novel as a "Jazz Age zillionaire"
    $800 19
As a rookie in 1975, this Chicago Bear led the league in kickoff returns; he went on to a "sweet" career as a running back
    $800 24
On March 31, 2008 it was "Twin Bliss! Intimate Photos at Home" with her, "Marc Anthony and Max and Emme"
    $1000 10
This man's 1807 steamboat run up the Hudson led to an 1824 Supreme Court decision on interstate commerce
    $1000 17
At the end of Prohibition in 1933, Pat O'Brien converted his speakeasy to a legal bar in this city
    $1000 5
In a Toni Morrison novel, Sethe kills her daughter named this so she won't know a life of servitude
    $1000 20
Until 1994 this right wing for the Detroit Red Wings held the NHL record for the most goals with 801
    $1000 25
December 17, 2007: "Stop Calling Me Fat!"; this "Ghost Whisperer" "Urges Women to 'Put on a Bikini and Stay Strong'"

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 12):

Kareem Soledad Michael
$600 $400 $4,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kareem Soledad Michael
$3,200 -$200 $7,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Bit of an inside joke there, isn't there, Michael?)
    $400 14
Formerly known as insulin dependent, type 1 of this disease accounts for only 5-10% of all cases of the disease
    $400 9
Widower & sole dad Billy Ray Cyrus raises a pop star daughter on this Disney Channel sitcom
    $400 21
Tell your old man to drag this '70s UCLA & Trail Blazer center (& Lanier!) up & down the court for 48 minutes
    $400 4
This brilliant pianist's compositions include "Blue Monk" & "'Round Midnight"
    $400 24
A Dutch flower seller once told me that daffodils & tulips are most often grown from these, not seeds
    $400 1
Seabed samples suggest that this 970,000-square-mile sea between Europe & Africa was once largely dry
    $800 15
Extreme cold can bring on hypothermia & this condition, when areas of skin & underlying tissue freeze
    $800 10
David Hasselhoff was a divorced single dad on this '90s smash; luckily, he had a few babes around to console him
    DD: $8,000 22
Kirsten Gillibrand got her law degree from UCLA in 1991 & filled the Senate seat left vacant by this woman in 2009
    $800 5
May 30, 2009 would have been the 100th birthday of this clarinetist & "King of Swing"
    DD: $3,000 25
My Latin teacher often reminded me that the name of this month comes from a Latin word meaning "'when flower buds open"
    $800 2
The bottom of this ocean has a ridge that rises to form islands like Iceland & St. Helena
    $1200 16
A lumbar puncture, used to diagnose things like meningitis, is also called this
    $1200 11
The movie "Tin Men" said this classic TV Western was about "a 50-year-old father with three 47-year-old sons"
    $1200 23
Here's an offer you can't refuse: name this co-writer & director of "The Godfather"
    $1200 6
The Encyclopedia Britannica calls this Hot Five bandleader "the first superstar of jazz"
    $1200 3
A lowlife opportunist, or a fish like the lake sturgeon, which takes sustenance from the bed of big lakes
    $1600 17
One of the things the MMR vaccine protects against is this viral infection that causes swelling of the salivary glands
    $1600 12
His wife is killed in a courthouse shooting, leaving Detective Sipowicz to raise their baby boy alone in this cop drama
    $1600 7
A 2008 Grammy went to the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra's "Monday Night Live at" this venue
    $1600 19
The 600,000-square-mile bottom of this gulf off the southern U.S. includes the Sigsbee Abyssal Plain
    $2000 18
A.L.S., the most common form of motor neuron disease, is also named for him
    $2000 13
Widower Fred MacMurray raised Mike, Robbie, Chip & Ernie (go figure!) on this long-running comedy
    $2000 8
This Dave Brubeck Quartet tune got its title because it's played with an irregular quintuple time signature
    $2000 20
In 2008, over 65 years after it was sunk, HMAS Sydney was found 11/2 miles down in this ocean off Western Australia

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kareem Soledad Michael
$4,400 $7,200 $17,400
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Trees with biblical names include the Joshua tree & the world's oldest tree, a 4,700-year-old pine named for him

Final scores:

Kareem Soledad Michael
$8,800 $6,200 $24,800
2nd place: $25,000 to the Skyhook Foundation 3rd place: $25,000 to the Soledad O'Brien and Brad Raymond Family Foundation Winner: $50,000 to the International Myeloma Foundation

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kareem Soledad Michael
$12,400 $5,000 $17,400
13 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
23 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $34,800

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Game tape date: 2009-08-05
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