Show #5913 - Wednesday, May 5, 2010

2009-2010 Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational semifinal game 3.


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Cheech Marin, an actor, comedian, director, writer and musician from Lost

Jane Kaczmarek, a TV, film and Broadway actress from Malcolm in the Middle and Raising the Bar

Neil Patrick Harris, an actor from How I Met Your Mother

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 21
State that's home to the Alfred P. Sloan Museum, featuring the Buick Automotive Gallery
    $200 5
"Well it's one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now go, cat, go, but don't you step on my..."
    $200 26
The Alaskan island of Gravina, pop. 50, was to be one end of what was called this "to nowhere", price tag $320 million
    $200 9
Of President Stephen Cleveland
    $200 12
In a nursery rhyme "Peter Piper picked a peck" (about 8 quarts) of these "pickled" items
    $200 1
Crayolas & Band-Aids come in this kind of pack that gives you lots of choice
    $400 22
This state has parishes like Jefferson Davis, Jackson & Union... wait, Union?
    $400 6
"Well, since my baby left me, well I found a new place to dwell, well it's down at the end of lonely street"
    $400 27
"Baby you're a rich man", but divorcing Heather Mills reportedly cost this musician $50 million
    $400 17
Of former First Lady Eleanor Carter
    $400 13
This member of the parsley family with a 4-letter name is a main flavoring agent in pickles
    $400 2
A person who preys ruthlessly upon others, or Anne Rice's Lestat
    $600 23
It's the only state that ends with a "G"
    $600 8
"Everybody in the whole cell block was dancin' to the..."
    $600 28
In Feb. 2010 this huge insurance co. we all bailed out said it would pay as much as $100 million in employee bonuses
    $600 18
Of comedy playwright Marvin Simon
    $600 14
The national dish of South Korea, it's pickled cabbage, radishes, other vegetables & spices
    $600 3
You're like this scavenging bird seen here
    $800 24
This state's official bird, the cactus wren, likes to build its nest in the saguaro cactus
    $800 10
"My hands are shaky and my knees are weak, I can't seem to stand on my own two feet"
    $800 29
Architect Julia Morgan's records on this California castle show it cost under $10 million, even with 41 fireplaces
    $800 19
Of late NASCAR driver Ralph Earnhardt
    $800 15
Eaten between different servings of sushi, gari is a thinly sliced, pickled variety of this herb
    $800 4
After it dries, this leaves a hard, glossy coating on wood
    DD: $1,000 25
The flag of this state features a Seminole woman scattering flowers
    $1000 11
"And his mama cries, 'cause if there's one thing that she don't need it's another hungry mouth to feed"
    $1000 30
In 1971 Clifford Irving got $750,000 for presenting the bogus autobiography of this eccentric man
    $1000 20
Of British PM Arthur Chamberlain
    $1000 16
This Pittsburgh-based food businessman was known as the "pickle king"
    $1000 7
It means boldly courageous or brave, as in a comic strip prince

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

Neil Jane Cheech
$1,800 $1,600 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Neil Jane Cheech
$3,800 $3,800 $7,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to give us the one word that is common to both titles.)
    $400 6
This country's record high is 114 at Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan in 1937
    $400 1
"The _____ Bride" & "The _____ and the Frog"
    $400 11
You can see how this tallest animal is most vulnerable when drinking, as it has to splay its legs & lower its head
    $400 25
It wouldn't be Easter without these marshmallow treats
    $400 26
We're pretty sure it wasn't his singing that got him elected mayor of Palm Springs, California in 1988
    $400 12
The main burglar
    $800 7
In 1974 the temp reached a balmy 59 at Vanda Station on this continent (hey, that's hot for there)
    $800 2
" _____ " & " ____ in the Air"
    $800 17
Wow! It's a spiny-tailed iguana, one of these that holds the 21 mph reptile land speed record
    $800 24
The name of this flower seen here reflects its color & its shape
    $800 27
Before representing California in the Senate, she was mayor of San Francisco
    DD: $3,400 13
A radio personality who provokes & pushes the limits of decency
    $1200 8
The water in Frying Pan Lake in this country near Australia gets up to about 130 degrees
    $1200 3
"A Serious _____ " & "A Single _____ "
    $1200 18
Let's go look at the lorikeets in this structure, from the Latin for "bird"
    $1200 21
In identifying the butterfly seen here, the name of this fierce animal comes before "swallowtail"
    DD: $5,000 28
In the 1800s, Josiah Quincy, his son & grandson all served as the mayor of this capital
    $1200 14
An immobilizer used by the police (don't taze me, bro!)
    $1600 9
Tirat Tsvi in what's now this country hit 129 in 1942
    $1600 4
"The _____ Victoria" & " _____ Guns"
    $1600 19
Can't hear you--maybe we should continue our conversation away from the howler type of this
    $1600 22
Archaeologist & physician Harry Mera designed this state's flag
    $1600 29
Dave Bing, this city's new mayor, wants to revive the innovative spirit of Henry Ford & Berry Gordy
    $1600 15
A very low-alcohol lager
    $2000 10
The Pacific islands' top temp was a 1912 reading of 108 at Tuguegarao in this island nation
    $2000 5
"The Last _____ " & "The _____ Agent"
    $2000 20
The sun type is the smallest of these carnivores, with the males only 130 lbs.--still looks mean, though
    $2000 23
Seen here is the yellowtail type of this fish, not the familiar red type
    $2000 30
The son of Italian immigrants, he served in the House of Representatives before becoming NYC's mayor in 1934
    $2000 16
In December 2001 U.S. forces thought Osama bin Laden was in this region of Afghanistan

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Neil Jane Cheech
$12,000 $15,200 $16,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

During the making of this classic, sets from "King Kong" & "The Garden of Allah" were intentionally burned down

Final scores:

Neil Jane Cheech
$24,000 $16,201 $31,200
2nd place: an additional $50,000 to Food On Foot 3rd place: an additional $50,000 to Clothes Off Our Back Finalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Neil Jane Cheech
$9,400 $11,400 $16,200
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $37,000

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Game tape date: 2010-04-17
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