Show #6075 - Friday, January 28, 2011

IBM Challenge mini-documentary: "Practice Makes Perfect"


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Eureka Nutt, a paralegal from Canoga Park, California

Doug Payne, a guitar instructor from Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Lisa Dvorak, a grocery store chain administrative assistant from Millersville, Maryland (whose 1-day cash winnings total $31,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 8
Built at a cost of more than $200 million, it stretches from Victoria, B.C. to St. John's, Newfoundland
    $200 6
This "Late Show" guy: "Fall is my favorite season in L.A., watching the birds change color & fall from the trees"
    $200 13
Jose Cuervo (the co.) says Jose Cuervo (the man) was the first producer of this Mexican agave liquor, in 1795
    $200 23
Beatrix Potter, you were engaged to Norman Warne, this professional; way to get out of doing revisions
    $200 1
You should know by heart that this is the study of the heart
    $200 18
"Pregreening" is the act of creeping forward while waiting for one of these to change
    $400 9
The motto of this 1904-1914 engineering project was "The land divided, the world united"
    $400 7
This "Daily Show" host: "Why do I have to follow CNN on Twitter? If I want to follow CNN, I can follow them on CNN"
    $400 14
Stories abound as to why this Tenn. sour mash whiskey has "Old No. 7" on its bottles, but its creator took that secret to his grave
    $400 24
So this brother of Flopsy was a real pet of yours; but didn't your cook say something about making Hasenpfeffer?
    $400 2
No birdbrain, John James Audubon was most closely associated with this -ology
    $400 19
"Whinese" is a language they use on long car trips
    $600 10
Boulder City, Nevada was built to house the workers who constructed the 1930s structure now called this
    $600 27
Jay Leno on July 8, 2010: The "nominations were announced today... there's no 'me' in" this award
    $600 15
This captain's brand took off when its founder bought a spiced rum recipe from 2 Jamaican pharmacists
    $600 25
Beatrix bred Herdwick these, known for grazing over a wide area; sounds like Beatrix at the buffet
    $600 3
The science of determining dates & the sequence of events, it's also a list of those events by date
    $600 20
"Pharming" is the practice of creating a fake website to engage in this similarly named illegal gathering of info
    $800 11
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows an animation on the monitor.) Planetary gear systems have many uses, including car transmissions; the gear set consists of a ring gear & multiple planet gears that rotate around this aptly-named gear
    $800 28
This "Live" ABC guy, on Pam Anderson: "Don't be fooled by the dumb blonde routine. This woman is as smart as a rock"
    $800 16
This company claims its product is "not just whiskey. It's the world's finest Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey"
    $800 26
Trix, these features are the last name of a rat you created; did you get the idea from your upper lip in the mirror?
    $800 4
An expert in this medical field selects & administers the drug that puts a patient out during surgery
    $800 21
"Wurfing" is the act of cruising the Internet while here
    $1000 12
John Smeaton is known for the all-masonry one of these he built on Eddystone Reef near Plymouth, England
    DD: $1,600 17
Barbayanni & Aphrodite are varieties of this anise-flavored, colorless liqueur
    $1000 5
This -ology, part of sociology, uses the theory of differential association (i.e., hanging around with a bad crowd)
    $1000 22
The "fumb" is this body part

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

Lisa Doug Eureka
$1,400 $800 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Lisa Doug Eureka
$3,800 $3,600 $5,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: A geography category, obviously.)
    $400 1
"The Emerald Isle"
    $400 8
This movie with Julia Roberts as a Wellesley art history professor has a painting in its title
    $400 25
Karachi is this country's chief port
    $400 17
Flavor retired by Baskin-Robbins in 2010:
____ Vanilla
    $400 2
Some historians consider the 1857 decision in this slave v. Sanford to be the worst ever rendered by the Supreme Court
    $400 5
This light, portable canvas bed is usually on a folding wood frame
    $800 22
"The Home of the Dragon Lizard"
    $800 9
John Goodman played an angry Tulane professor on this HBO show set in post-Katrina New Orleans
    $800 26
Mazar-e Sharif, Ghazni & Kandahar are cities in this country
    $800 18
A type of cigar:
____ Masters
    $800 3
Taking his seat in 1986, he's the Associate Justice seen here
    $800 13
Though this animal is now mostly found in Africa, its name comes from Hindi
    DD: $4,000 23
"The Island of Mutineers"
    $1200 10
This British sex symbol earned an Oscar nomination as a bereaved prof in "A Single Man"
    $1200 27
Aralsk, Shu & (Good Lord!) Almaty are cities in this country
    $1200 19
The Beatles knew it was used to make cheap furniture:
____ wood
    $1200 4
Appointed by Woodrow Wilson, he was the Supreme Court's first Jewish justice
    $1200 14
You wash your keratinous filaments with this
    $1600 24
"The Garden Island" of Hawaii
    $1600 11
Arthur Hill won a Tony as this professor in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" on Broadway
    DD: $1,000 28
If you don't count the 2 Ys, the A in this "stan" is the only vowel in its 10-letter name
    $1600 20
Wine-producing region in Sonoma:
____ River Valley
    $1600 6
Norma McCorvey was later identified as the plaintiff in this landmark 1973 Supreme Court case
    $1600 15
A small boat that's towed behind or carried on a large boat
    $2000 12
He played the brilliant "Gilligan's Island" professor who couldn't figure out how to build a raft
    $2000 29
You'll find Uchkuduck & the Ustyurt Plateau in this country
    $2000 21
Seen here, it's worn to protect you from the evil eye:
____ horn
    $2000 7
This plaintiff sued to get defendant James Madison to deliver the commission that would make him a judge in D.C.
    $2000 16
This is the Hindi word for a loin band; you'll see them if you go to a black-tie event

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Lisa Doug Eureka
$9,400 $2,000 $17,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

With special sound equipment needed in the auditorium, this 1940 film was initially released in only 14 theaters

Final scores:

Lisa Doug Eureka
$17,001 $3,999 $18,801
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $18,801

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Lisa Doug Eureka
$9,400 $5,400 $17,600
11 R,
3 W
12 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
24 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $32,400

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Game tape date: 2010-10-13
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