Show #6085 - Friday, February 11, 2011

IBM Challenge promo: "The Television Event of the Decade"


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Kate Rowland, a family doctor from Chicago, Illinois

Sarah Monteith, a television development assistant originally from Sugar Land, Texas

Paul Wampler, a web programmer from Knoxville, Tennessee (whose 4-day cash winnings total $72,002)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 4
Irving Berlin writes his first big hit, "Alexander's Ragtime Band"
    $200 16
Melanie Griffith
    $200 1
Union Oyster House--a Massachusetts city
    $200 12
Tools, machinery & other implements for home & work bought at the store of the same name
    $200 10
In 1932 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly over it alone & the first person of any sex to cross it by air twice
    $200 22
Actor Dwayne Johnson has a half sleeve type of this; musician Travis Barker has 2 full ones
    $400 5
General William Henry Harrison defeats the Shawnee Indians at the battle of Tippecanoe
    $400 17
Warren Beatty
    $400 2
Dock's Oyster House--a New Jersey city
    $400 13
When Alcatraz was a prison, these items with a metallic name were counted by officers after each meal
    $400 27
An aviator contemporary of Amelia's was dubbed "Lucky" this; Amelia was "Lady" this
    $400 23
Basketball sleeves contain this flexible segmented polyurethane fiber, an anagram of "expands"
    $600 7
Explorer Henry Hudson is set adrift in his namesake bay by a mutinous crew & never seen again
    $600 18
Calista Flockhart
    $600 3
Antoine's, 713 rue St. Louis
    $600 14
Malicious computer programs that are secretly installed on a computer to steal the user's private information
    $600 28
Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison in this state; a bridge & an airport there are named for her
    $600 24
This ornamental shoulder piece has an apostle in its name
    $800 8
Oueen Anne of England establishes the Ascot horse races
    $800 19
Trisha Yearwood
    $800 6
Yar, 32/2 Leningradsky Prospect
    $800 15
Caveat Emptor is usually translated as this 4-word English phrase
    $800 29
Amelia once took this First Lady on a flight over Washington, D.C. while both were wearing evening gowns
    $800 25
The French call this geographical feature "la Manche", which means "The Sleeve"
    DD: $1,000 9
In a warmup to his assault on Mexico, Cortes helps Velazquez conquer Cuba
    $1000 20
Javier Bardem
    $1000 11
Casa Botin, located on Calle de los Cuchilleros (made famous in a Hemingway novel)
    $1000 21
Before it reaches Trenton, it skirts the Kittatinny Mountains & flows past Nockamixon Rocks
    $1000 30
Amelia was the first woman to receive this award, the DFC
    $1000 26
You can use sleeves to protect these items used in both Magic: The Gathering & Pokemon

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

Paul Sarah Kate
-$800 $3,200 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Paul Sarah Kate
$2,600 $6,200 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 22
Although he completed a few musical pieces afterward, "William Tell" was his 38th & final opera
    $400 11
He took a comedic turn in "The Other Guys" as Det. Terry Hoitz, who wants to "fly like a peacock"
    $400 16
(Lindblad Expeditions naturalist Tom Ritchie delivers the clue from South Georgia.) Unlike the larger emperor, this second biggest species of penguin prefers the sub-Antarctic islands, like South Georgia, better than ice for forming its vast colonies
    $400 17
UPS drivers
    $400 1
His website says, "Dave lives in Miami... he has a son... and a daughter... neither of whom thinks he's funny"
    $400 6
Ace or tourniquet
    $800 23
His last work was "Parsifal", which premiered at Bayreuth in 1882
    $800 12
"Don't Forget The Lyrics!" or this Sugar Ray frontman who started hosting that show in 2010
    $800 24
(Tom Ritchie of Lindblad Expeditions delivers the clue from South Georgia.) The island of South Georgia has no indigenous mammals, but reindeer were introduced here in 1911 to provide meat by Captain C.A. Larsen from this country
    $800 18
The men & women assembling Mustangs & Malibus
    $800 2
Thomas B. Thorpe wrote these alliterative, exaggerated stories, like "The Big Bear of Arkansas"
    $800 7
The carrying capacity of a large ship is measured in this 7-letter word
    DD: $600 28
In 1751 he composed his last all-new composition, the oratorio "Jephtha"
    $1200 13
Mark Boal won 2 Oscars for this 2009 film about bomb defusers in Iraq
    $1200 25
(Tom Ritchie of Lindblad Expeditions delivers the clue from South Georgia.) South Georgia is the breeding ground for close to half the world's population of the largest pinniped--the Southern type of this seal now protected from hunting
    $1200 19
Approximately 2 million K-12 public school teachers in the U.S.
    $1200 3
Former Harvard Lampoon staffer Doug Kenney was the first editor of this magazine
    $1200 8
A heavy bombardment of artillery
    $1600 29
This Hungarian was just measures away from finishing his "Piano Concerto No. 3" when he died in New York in 1945
    $1600 14
Mark Mothersbaugh whipped it into shape as a member of this New Wave band
    $1600 26
The area around the island has some commercial fishing for the Patagonian this, aka Chilean sea bass
    $1600 20
Dole berry pickers
    $1600 4
Marrying Laura West made funny man S.J. Perelman brother-in-law to this author of 2 of Amer. lit's most depressing novels
    $1600 9
From the French for "training", it's an equestrian event
    $2000 30
Composed in 1795, his last symphony, No. 104 In D Major, is popularly known as "The London"
    $2000 15
Seen here, this actor is known for his work in indie films
    $2000 27
(Tom Ritchie of Lindblad Expeditions delivers the clue from South Georgia.) South Georgia is the burial site for this explorer who made a grueling journey across the island after his ship, the Endurance, was trapped in pack ice
    $2000 21
Peyton Manning
    $2000 5
Peace be with you! 2009 was the 150th birthday of this great Yiddish comic writer
    DD: $2,000 10
Within a circuit, it's calculated by the amount of current flow of 1 coulomb per second past a given point

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Paul Sarah Kate
$5,800 $8,200 $9,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

1930s FILMS
In this classic film, one of the characters tries to quote the Pythagorean theorem but gets it wrong

Final scores:

Paul Sarah Kate
$2,199 $0 $16,401
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $16,401

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Paul Sarah Kate
$5,800 $8,200 $12,000
12 R,
4 W
16 R,
1 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $26,000

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Game tape date: 2010-10-27
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