Show #5889 - Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fool's show with cameo appearances by Will Ferrell (as his Alex Trebek character from Saturday Night Live), Neil Patrick Harris, Jeff Probst, and Pat Sajak.


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Jessica Trudeau, a graduate student and swim coach from Barrington, Illinois

Ken Burke, a real estate appraiser from Anaheim, California

Matt Drury, a government analyst from New York, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,799)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Neil Patrick Harris: Wait for it...)
    $200 6
This New Yorker who fought at the battle of Gettysburg was once considered the inventor of baseball
    $200 1
Divorcee Jane, having an affair with her ex, Jake, played by Alec Baldwin
    $200 26
This candy melts in your mouth, not in your hand & puts money into Kyle Busch's No. 18
    $200 17
Benjamin Disraeli, at Parliament Square
    $200 11
London's Daily Mail said a mistranslation caused an entrant in one of these to run 26 days not 26 miles
    $200 16
This 2-word term for 8 specific colleges in the east refers to the vegetation covering their older buildings
    $400 7
This First Lady was born Thelma Catherine Ryan on March 16, 1912 in Nevada
    $400 2
Free-spirited Greek island-dwelling Donna Sheridan
    $400 27
What can brown do for David Ragan, No. 6? Be this delivery company & sponsor, that's what
    $400 18
Sun Yat-Sen, at the corner of Grant & California
    $400 12
In 2004 NPR reported that the post office was allowing people to take these 5-digit numbers with them when they moved
    $400 22
The name of this mass of ice comes from the Old French for "ice"
    $600 8
From 1935 to 1937 she worked at Purdue University as a career counselor & as an advisor in aeronautics
    $600 3
Lonely Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson
    $600 28
When it comes to sponsorships, No. 43, Reed Sorenson, asks for supersize from this fast food chain
    $600 19
Douglas MacArthur, near the Quezon bridge
    $600 13
An Aussie news show reported in 1975 that the country was converting to this "time" with 100 minutes in an hour
    $600 23
This word for a long-noosed rope used to catch cattle & horses is from the Spanish la reata, "the rope"
    $800 9
At his death in 1915, this educator was buried on the campus of his Tuskegee institute
    $800 4
Danish baroness Karen Blixen
    $800 29
This energy drink gives Scott Speed's No. 82 wings (& dollars)
    DD: $1,600 20
A work symbolizing freedom & unity by Bassem Al-Dawiri (replacing a guy who got toppled)
    $800 14
The Irish Times said in 1995 that this Russian leader's embalmed body would go from Red Square to Euro Disney
    $800 24
A 15th century sailor is said to have given this snake its name, from a Portuguese phrase meaning "hooded snake"
    $1000 10
He wrote a controversial report on urban poverty before being a democratic senator from New York, 1977-2001
    $1000 5
Fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly
    $1000 30
This home improvement store tells Jimmie Johnson's 48 crew, "let's build something together"
    $1000 21
18th-century hero
Colonel William Prescott seen here
in a state capital
    $1000 15
A 1972 veterinary record article said "Brunus edwardii", this creature, was in 63.8% of households
    $1000 25
The first written use of the phrase "stuffed shirt", meaning a pompous bore, occurred in her 1913 novel "O Pioneers!"

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

Matt Ken Jessica
$3,400 $1,800 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Ken Jessica
$4,800 $3,000 $6,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Jeff Probst: ...based on the current issue of that magazine.)
    $400 2
Ayn Rand's original title for this 1957 novel was "The Strike"
    $400 21
A book on the science of champagne says lipstick can ruin the fun: fats in it make these stretch & break
    $400 14
This 1928 Ravel work was written on commission from ballet dancer Ida Rubinstein
    $400 1
If you are in tune with someone, you are said to be on the same this, a distance in physics
    $400 26
When ailing, Hindus bathe in this, India's most sacred river; and once dead, their ashes
are scattered therein
    $400 4
Jittery deputy Barney Fife
    $800 9
Irving Stone's "Love is Eternal" told the story of this 19th century presidential couple, the good & the bad
    $800 22
A 1980s process to make huge bottles safely allowed Rosalynn Carter to do this with a 7-gal. "sovereign" on Jan. 15, 1988
    $800 15
This Sibelius work was performed using the title "Impromptu" while his country was under Russian rule
    $800 3
Literally referring to something blown down, it's used to mean "an unexpected gain"
    $800 27
Because the Jordan is at a tenth of its normal flow, the briny waters of this sea have dropped 130 feet since 1980
    $800 5
Starfleet medical officer Leonard "Bones" McCoy
    DD: $2,000 10
Yep, in a 1958 novel, James Bond found himself up against this sinister sadist in the Caribbean
    $1200 23
Laurent-Perrier ultra brut is made without dosage, the usual addition of mostly this common substance
    DD: $3,000 16
In 1858, after his death, his "Wedding March" became a tradition after its use in a royal wedding
    $1200 13
As Juliet knows, this 9-letter word means "why?"
    $1200 28
Low snowpacks & multiyear drought have reduced Lake Shasta, in this California range, to a remnant of its former self
    $1200 6
Sewer worker Ed Norton
    $1600 11
This sizzling bestseller from Grace Metalious spawned a movie & a prime time soap
    $1600 24
Though champagne is white, one of the most important grapes used to make it is this one whose name in part means "black"
    $1600 17
In 1930 Arturo Toscanini became the first non-German to conduct at the Wagner festival in this city
    $1600 19
This word for a phantom or a ghost is of Scottish origin
    $1600 29
The weight of the water held in this country's Three Gorges dam tilts the earth's axis nearly an inch
    $1600 7
Army company clerk Radar O'Reilly
    $2000 12
His first novel, "Player Piano", was published in 1952: "The Sirens of Titan" came later in the decade
    $2000 25
The LVMH group owns the brands Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot & not only Moet but this partner
    $2000 18
A case handled by Leoncavallo's attorney father served as the basis for this opera also called "Clowns"
    $2000 20
In weaving, the threads that run at right angles to the warp are called the woof or this
    $2000 30
Thought to lead
to the underworld,
sinkholes like the one
on this peninsula
were the site
of Mayan sacrifices
    $2000 8
Boston lawyer Bobby Donnell

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Ken Jessica
$17,200 $10,600 $21,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

(Will Ferrell [As Alex Trebek from Saturday Night Live]: All right, let's move onto Final Jeopardy!; that should be a lot of fun.)
A 1919 Shaw play subtitled "A Fantasia in the Russian Manner..." is an homage to this playwright who died in 1904

Final scores:

Matt Ken Jessica
$200 $1 $34,401
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $34,401

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Ken Jessica
$17,200 $9,800 $18,400
22 R,
1 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $45,400

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Game tape date: 2010-01-19
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