Show #6116 - Monday, March 28, 2011


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Denise O'Connor, a health care attorney from Oak Ridge, New Jersey

Trey McCraw, an aspiring novelist from Maiden, North Carolina

Julie Ross Godar, an online managing editor from San Francisco, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Chevy Chase: I'm Chevy Chase, and you're not going to read five clues about my work on Saturday Night Live. I am.)
    $200 7
The deepest ground penetration on June 6 was not by Americans or Brits but by this country's forces at Juno beach
    $200 10
Let's have this mid-morning meal with a portmanteau name
    $200 26
As a U.S. governor, he established the hydrogen highway & million solar roofs plan
    $200 21
The USBGN rarely approves the use of this punctuation mark, so it endorses names like Henrys Fork & Pikes Peak
    $200 6
You may facetiously call your wastebasket this "file"
    $200 1
(Chevy Chase delivers the clue from the set of Community.) On "Weekend Update", I announced "Our top story tonight: Generalissimo" this man "is still dead"
    $400 8
The decision to go on June 6 was due to James Stagg, chief adviser to Eisenhower on this atmospheric science
    $400 11
Let's hit the gym & do these till our abs cry
    $400 27
He graduated from the medical school of the University of Vienna in 1881; tell me, how do you feel about that?
    $400 22
D'oh! The USBGN's website says it's a myth that there's a community named this in each of the 50 states--there's one in only 34
    $400 17
The Texas Dept. of Agriculture uses this geometric term for the nutritious food kids should eat--breakfast, lunch & dinner
    $400 2
(Chevy Chase delivers the clue from the set of Community.) In 1986, 10 years after I played at least a small part in denying this man a new term, I met him at a conference on humor & the presidency held at his museum
    $600 9
A counterattack by tanks called these, from the German for "armor", was barely turned back by British gunners
    $600 12
Let's get a pizza... & a couple of burritos... & some chips... I've got a bad case of these
    $600 28
Pre-Spago, this chef's first job in the U.S. was at La Tour in Indianapolis in 1973
    $600 23
The USBGN shot down a recent proposal to change the name of this to the "Gulf of America"
    $600 18
At the 1976 Olympics, Nadia Comaneci got a perfect 10 on this uneven equipment
    $600 3
(Chevy Chase delivers the clue from the set of Community.) When I checked into "Samurai Hotel", Richard Pryor & this actor argued with swords, over who'd carry my bags to my room
    $800 15
Visits to Longues-sur-Mer, the only coastal German one of these emplacements with guns intact, are "electrifying"
    $800 13
Let's have you prove me right by showing you know this term for an intuition
    $800 24
The USBGN has been in the middle as Alaska's lawmakers have fought with Ohio's over the name of this mountain
    $800 19
Rather than long-term care for chronic disorders, some hospitals give this type of care (the opposite of obtuse)
    $800 4
(Chevy Chase delivers the clue from the set of Community.) I played this "SNL" character who tried to gain entry into peoples' homes by claiming to be a plumber, a dolphin & a deliverer of a "candygram"
    $1000 16
Rommel said, "the first 24 hours of the invasion will be will be" this, which became the title of a book & movie
    $1000 14
Let's read "An American Dilemma", this Nobel Prize winner's 1944 study of race relations
    $1000 25
The USBGN catalogs the locations of these but won't release them; if you want to spelunk, you're on your own
    DD: $1,400 20
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA.) Microsoft surface uses multiple cameras to find my finger position with this geometric technique where two known points lead to the location of an unknown
    $1000 5
(Chevy Chase delivers the clue from the set of Community.) I told Gilda Radner, "I don't know, Babs, but I do know this--you've really let" this small, fleshy item that hangs from the soft palate "go to the dogs"

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Julie Trey Denise
$2,400 $1,200 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Julie Trey Denise
$6,600 $1,400 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We'll give you elements as part of the clue. Each element, of course, is represented by a symbol. You have to put the symbols together to spell the correct response.)
    $400 12
In November 1848, for the first time, it was the same for Americans in every state
    $400 2
In 2003 Geri Halliwell, this redheaded spice, played Phoebe in an episode of "Sex and the City"
    $400 26
In the 1960s Galina Ulanova retired & Maya Plisetskaya became this company's prima ballerina
    $400 1
The British rescued 5 of these toy dogs when looting the Chinese imperial palace in 1860; one was presented to Queen Victoria
    $400 7
James Michener's novel about this country centers on a village on the Vistula River
    $400 21
    $800 13
In 1834 slavery was abolished in the British Empire as of August 1, long celebrated as this day
    $800 3
This trumpet player headed the Tijuana Brass on "Spanish Flea", the theme song for "The Dating Game"
    $800 17
The Aztecs revered this dog; by the 19th century, it was nicknamed pelon, Spanish for "bald"
    $800 8
"riverrun, past Eve and Adam's" is the opening passage, & about the most comprehensible part, of this Joyce novel
    $800 22
    DD: $5,500 14
The U.S. Department of Energy has a website urging us to "Make every day" this April event
    $1200 4
The uniquely dressed Herb Tarlek hung out with Les Nessman & Dr. Johnny Fever at this title radio station (on TV)
    $1200 18
The AKC says the name of this dog breed seen here goes back to one owned by Kees de Gyselaer
    $1200 9
Just before his death in 1975, Rex Stout published "A Family Affair", his final book about this portly detective
    $1200 23
    $1600 15
Fittingly, schools were not closed on April 5, 2009, which was this "and sharing day, U.S.A."
    $1600 5
"I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want"; for you to name this 1-word 1997 Spice Girls No. 1 hit
    $1600 27
Before studying ballet & opening his own ballet school in New York City in 1953, he was a tap dancer
    $1600 19
In the 1980s Wally Conron was the first to breed this dog; now there are oodles of them
    $1600 10
At 900+ pages, his 1998 novel "I Know This Much is True" is one hefty read
    $1600 24
    $2000 16
In Japan before WWII February 11 was celebrated as this large political unit day
    $2000 6
In 1979 this duo hit No. 1 for 4 weeks with "Reunited"
    $2000 20
Byron said his dog, of this large breed, possessed beauty without vanity & all the virtues of man without his vices
    $2000 11
Yakov Liebermann, the hero of this Ira Levin novel, was based on Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal
    $2000 25

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Julie Trey Denise
$17,400 $10,600 $15,900

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Founded in 1795, this city that hosts a popular annual sporting event has "sport" in its name

Final scores:

Julie Trey Denise
$2,999 $21,000 $31,700
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $31,700

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Julie Trey Denise
$17,000 $10,600 $11,600
20 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
14 R,
1 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $39,200

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Game tape date: 2010-11-17
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