Show #6076 - Monday, January 31, 2011

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


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Johnny Marigliano, a pizza maker originally from Brooklyn, New York

Jean Dupon, a college chemistry instructor from San Carlos, California

Eureka Nutt, a paralegal from Canoga Park, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 22
This alternate name for a gnu is from the Afrikaans for "wild animal"
    $200 1
You oughta know Flea & Dave Navarro played on this Ottawa singer's "You Oughta Know"
    $200 4
Chipotles are dried & smoked types of these chilis
    $200 7
An anonymous ancestor of mine appears in one of the paintings in Niaux, this type of place
    $200 9
Its state beverage:
orange juice
    $200 11
Trace back the Greek roots & you'll find that heliolatry is the worship of this
    $400 23
The spotted type of this canine is one of the gnu's principal predators
    $400 2
This country star from Windsor sang "The Woman In Me (Needs The Man In You)" & "(If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here!"
    $400 5
These fruit-named peppers are sometimes confused with hotter, yellow wax chilis
    $400 8
Uncle Al's head got a little swelled around 1508 after doing a test for this artist
    $400 10
Its state vegetable:
the Walla Walla sweet onion
    $400 12
Latin gets its name from "Latium", a region of this country
    $600 26
In this language a gnu is known as a nyumbu
    $600 3
We'll give you more than 5 cents if you know this Alberta band hit No. 1 in 2001 with "How You Remind Me"
    $600 25
Often used in cajun recipes, this chili pepper is also known as a bird pepper, ginnie pepper or finger chili
    $600 16
Around 1600, distant cousin Aristotle sat in for a cardinal for this Spanish artist
    $600 19
Its state tree:
the kukui, also known as the candlenut
    $600 13
Nimbus can refer to a cloud or to one of these seen around someone's head in art
    $800 27
The 2 main species of gnu bear the names of these 2 colors that sound like how an angry gnu could leave you
    $800 6
This Ontario rocker ruled the '80s with hits like "Cuts Like A Knife"
    $800 17
There's good old Adelberg Trebek, but this Dutchman just used al as a model for 1654's "Jan Six"
    $800 21
Its state dance:
the two-step
    $800 14
To musicians in a jam session, this edible item means to improvise in an idle, careless way & may precede "around"
    DD: $500 28
Gnus are one of the main sights for those on safari in this Tanzanian national park established in 1951
    $1000 20
This "Fly By Night" power trio formed in Toronto in 1968; Neil Peart joined in '74 (cue the drum solo)
    $1000 18
Oh, Cousin Alain, you had no business in this man's "Impression, Sunrise"--probably why you didn't make the final cut
    $1000 24
Its state reptile:
the diamondback terrapin
    $1000 15
This word meaning "violently frenzied" is likely derived from ursine pelts worn by Old Norse warriors

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

Eureka Jean Johnny
$1,000 $0 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Eureka Jean Johnny
$2,800 $900 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 8
The Blue & White Nile meet near this Sudanese city whose name means "elephant's trunk"
    $400 1
Here's the proof:
"E is for..."
    $400 3
It's the top, or a meeting of heads of state
    $400 14
In April 1861, a week after this fort fell, Grant wrote, "There are but two parties now, traitors and patriots"
    $400 12
Her Secret Service code name is Renaissance
    $400 2
Step right up for this beastly term for the person outside a carnival who loudly entices potential customers
    $800 9
Ras Ben Sakka in this country is the northernmost point in Africa
    $800 23
A strong current:
"U is for..."
    $800 15
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew bangs on his bongos.) Bongos are generally tuned this 8-toned diatonic interval apart
    $800 13
Between 1998 & 2005, she won the U.S. figure skating championship 8 consecutive times
    $800 4
In John 11, Jesus "cried out with a loud voice" & commanded this dead man to "come forth"
    $1200 10
Africa is connected to Asia via this isthmus
    $1200 24
Make a killing:
"H is for..."
    $1200 16
This French word for "truth" is often found after "cinema"
    $1200 17
In 2002, at age 12, she became the youngest golfer ever to qualify for an LPGA event
    $1200 5
Heimdall, a son of this Norse god, is destined to blow his horn at the end of time to wake the gods
    $1600 11
On old maps the African country of Ghana was known as this coast
    $1600 25
Make an objective decision:
"J is for..."
    DD: $2,000 20
It can mean both narrow-minded & also nearsighted
    $1600 28
In 1862 General Simon Buckner surrendered to Grant; 23 years later he provided this service at Grant's funeral
    $1600 18
She made the very first cover of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 1990 & then again in 1999
    $1600 6
Seen & heard here, it's the loudest insect on the planet
    $2000 22
If you want to go from "A" to "Z" you can travel from this "A" country to Zambia next door
    $2000 26
Full of evil intent:
"M is for..."
    $2000 21
The "truth" is it was the Communist Party's newspaper in the USSR
    $2000 27
Grant served under generals Zachary Taylor & Winfield Scott during this war & was promoted for bravery twice
    $2000 19
In 2005 she & her "Brokeback Mountain" co-star Heath Ledger had a daughter, Matilda
    DD: $2,000 7
For the common man or not, it's a loud, musical flourish of trumpets

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Eureka Jean Johnny
$17,600 $3,700 $7,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

As 2 different characters, she is the first actress to win lead acting Emmys in both the drama & comedy categories

Final scores:

Eureka Jean Johnny
$19,900 $1,700 $7,800
2-day champion: $38,701 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Eureka Jean Johnny
$17,200 $4,200 $7,600
19 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
14 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $29,000

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Game tape date: 2010-10-26
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