Show #6068 - Wednesday, January 19, 2011

IBM Challenge mini-documentary: "Why Jeopardy!?"


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Jeff Gorham, an accountant from Richmond, Virginia

Margaret Metcalf, a research librarian from Washington, D.C.

Anthony Fox, an account executive from Arlington Heights, Illinois (whose 4-day cash winnings total $51,998)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will contain two "X"s.)
    $200 1
This basic unit of heredity acts by directing the production of RNA
    $200 3
Sarah ____ Parker
    $200 7
    $200 10
Denise Thornton founded Beacon of Hope to help restore N.O. after this 2005 event; see if you want to help
    $200 11
Apparently, diamonds are both forever & $75 when you land on this spot on a Monopoly board
    $200 21
Population-wise, by 1980 it had become the fifth-largest city in the U.S.; no problem there
    $400 2
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows some high-tech devices.) Both LCD TVs & mood rings use liquid crystals, however, the crystals in LCDs reflect color by using electricity & mood rings use this type of energy
    $400 16
Keenen ____ Wayans
    $400 8
Van Gogh
    $400 27
Disadvantaged kids can learn to play music with this Maryland city's symphony thanks to Marin Alsop's $100,000 donation
    $400 12
This Fortune 500 company's headquarters are in Norwalk, Connecticut
    $400 22
Check out the I.M. Pei-designed city hall at the south end of downtown in this city, cowboy; it's i-m-pressive
    $600 4
It's the 5-letter term for the transparent solid that disperses light into a spectrum
    $600 17
David ____ Pierce
    $600 9
    $600 28
In 2003 firefighter Gary Carella & his team saved a man from a 170' fall over Horseshoe Falls, part of this landmark
    $600 13
This Fortune 500 company's headquarters are in Irving, Texas
    $600 23
From 2001 to 2009 this town was home to "the Western White House"
    DD: $1,000 5
The name of this organ that stores fat may come from a word that means "fat"
    $800 20
Sarah ____ Gellar
    $800 18
    $800 29
2005 Natl. Teacher of the Year Jason Kamras did the math at a D.C. middle school named for this "March King"
    $800 14
2-word French term for a type of menu where the charge for a meal is set in stone
    $800 24
Spain officially founded this city known for its Paseo del Rio (River Walk) in 1718... remember?
    $1000 6
(Kelly of the Clue Crew rolls two ping-pong balls on the table.) The tack in a ping-pong ball shifts this 3-word directional term from the middle to the side, affecting its roll
    $1000 26
Philip ____ Hoffman
    $1000 19
Grey Goose
    $1000 30
There are many heroes in our military; we picked Staff Sgt. Michael Keller, at Bagram AFB in this country in 2009... thanks
    $1000 15
In Cartesian geometry, if you're flatlining, you're drawing this
    $1000 25
You don't get much wester in Texas than this border city, incorporated in 1873 with 173 residents; now it totals 563,000

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

Anthony Margaret Jeff
$1,800 $400 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Anthony Margaret Jeff
$4,400 $2,200 $6,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 8
The "Hexenritt", or "Witches' Ride", is sung in Act III of this 1893 fairy tale opera
    $400 3
She was married to Larry Fortensky when she played Pearl Slaghoople, Wilma's mom in "The Flintstones" movie
    $400 26
In 2008 a federal appeals court tossed a $550,000 FCC fine vs. CBS for this woman's "wardrobe malfunction"
    $400 21
Oct. 29, 1886:
As part of the dedication ceremony for this landmark
    $400 1
His "Gulliver's Travels" is savagely bitter, but so witty & imaginative that it became a children's classic
    $400 13
You could probably stop a horse with this exclamation of grief
    DD: $2,000 9
Donizetti's "Anna Bolena" ends with the marriage of Henry VIII (aka Enrico) to this woman
    $800 4
In between "Saturday Night Live" & "Seinfeld", she had a small role in "Hannah and Her Sisters"
    $800 27
An FCC FAQ--"Is there any evidence" these devices "cause cancer?" No, but the FCC is still monitoring it
    $800 22
June 1, 1954:
For this Ethiopian emperor
    $800 2
The "Art" of this Washington political spoofer won him a Pulitzer in 1982
    $800 17
Sir Walter Scott noted that a tangled one results from deception
    $1200 10
In "La boheme" the poet Rodolfo falls in love with this seamstress who suffers from tuberculosis
    $1200 5
Luckily Leatherface didn't have her at hello when she appeared as Jenny in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4"
    $1200 28
A 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in a 1978 case about his "filthy words" gave the FCC the ability to censor TV broadcasts
    DD: $3,000 23
August 13, 1969:
For these 3 men following a quarantine
    $1200 14
This director, master of the mockumentary, is married to Jamie Lee Curtis
    $1200 18
A roll of something, especially cash
    $1600 11
Carl Maria von Weber's 1826 opera about this king of the fairies was subtitled "or, the Elf King's Oath"
    $1600 6
A young Laura Dern appeared in this 1974 film in which her mom played Flo the waitress
    $1600 29
In March '09 the FCC said stations could stop this type of TV service before June 12 "under certain conditions"
    $1600 24
Sept, 30, 1899:
For this admiral following his return from victory at Manila Bay
    $1600 15
This Brit's "The Loved One" satirized the California funeral industry
    $1600 19
Ironically humorous: nothing to do with a type of bread
    $2000 12
In 1961, as Venus in "Tannhauser", Grace Bumbry became the first black diva to sing at this Wagner festival
    $2000 7
As a toddler she appeared at the end of mom's 1949 movie "In the Good Old Summertime"
    $2000 30
This rhyming tech. has its origins in a 1985 FCC ruling that released bands of the radio spectrum for unlicensed use
    $2000 25
Oct. 5, 1923:
For this 3-named prime minister of Great Britain during World War I
    $2000 16
This "directional" author of the novel "The Magic Christian" co-wrote the script for "Easy Rider"
    $2000 20

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Anthony Margaret Jeff
$7,000 $12,600 $11,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The deepest-diving sea turtle is this one whose name suggests the flexibility that lets it survive 1,700 lbs./square inch pressure

Final scores:

Anthony Margaret Jeff
$10,201 $11,200 $14,001
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $14,001

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Anthony Margaret Jeff
$11,000 $12,600 $13,200
21 R,
6 W
(including 2 DDs)
14 R,
1 W
16 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $36,800

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Game tape date: 2010-10-12
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