Show #6211 - Monday, September 26, 2011

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Ellen Mizio, a forensics researcher from Tampa, Florida

Matt Douma, a standardized test scorer from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Amit Kurlekar, an attorney from Oakland, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

50 YEARS AGO--1961
(Alex: We want you to name the show. We'll give you the...)
    $200 26
His notion that the Sun was the center of the solar system was published in 1543
    $200 2
That's a Cuban soldier standing on a U.S. B-26 in the aftermath of this failed April 1961 operation
    $200 8
This symbol of the United States is derived from 2 earlier symbolic folklore figures--Brother Jonathan & Yankee Doodle
    $200 21
In a beloved children's tale, Ferdinand is one of these
    $200 16
In 2011 he was no longer the world's richest person--only because he gave $28 billion to his foundation
    $200 1
"Will you accept this rose?"
    $400 27
In the shade of apple trees with William Stukeley, he said it was just like when the notion of gravity came to him
    DD: $1,000 3
Peter Benenson's 1961 news article "The Forgotten Prisoners" is considered the birth of this organization
    $400 9
In 1970 Quaker introduced this woman's Complete Pancake & Waffle Mix
    $400 22
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Robin & Maurice Gibb
    $400 17
The bulk of the holdings of No. 10, Christy Walton, the world's richest woman, are in this company
    $400 7
"Sit on it"
    $600 28
In this theory Truman thought a nation's fall to communism would cause neighboring nations to follow suit
    $600 4
The 23rd Amendment, giving these people the right to vote, was ratified March 29, 1961
    $600 10
Hey Michael, this Mario Puzo novel was published in 1969
    $600 23
Microsoft recommends that your computer have at least 1 gigabyte of this to run Windows 7
    $600 18
This Omahan, third on the list, said, "The asset I most value, aside from health, is... friends"
    $600 13
"Here it is, your moment of zen"
    $800 5
This Nazi captured in Argentina was sentenced to death in Jerusalem on December 15
    $800 11
After a starving dog faked his own death, this nursery rhyme woman "went to the alehouse to get him some beer"
    $800 24
William Tell proved himself an able one of these
    $800 19
Big in conservative politics, Charles & David are brothers with this last name & are ranked 18 & 19
    $800 14
"Suit up!"
    $1000 6
In April he orbited the Earth once
    $1000 12
He did his great missionary work after going to Hawaii in 1863 as a substitute for the ailing Father Pamphile
    $1000 25
Chevre is cheese made from its milk
    $1000 20
$23.3 billion gets Sheldon Adelson to No. 16; his $1.9 billion Palazzo resort opened in this city in 2007
    $1000 15
"God'll get you for that, Walter"

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 12):

Amit Matt Ellen
$2,400 -$1,400 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Amit Matt Ellen
$4,400 $2,800 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: The talent and grandeur of America's premier opera house.)
    $400 21
Collectors of these proverbially "cute" items from the notions counter should get a copy of "The Big Book of" them
    $400 11
Dolly Parton
    $400 3
CAT scans use this type of electromagnetic radiation, albeit at low doses
    $400 1
Motivational directional term meaning to prepare for an activity by getting excited
    $400 14
Noted for its zoo, this city 15 miles north of Tijuana is often called the "Birthplace of California"
    $400 23
(Alex reports from the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center.) The 2011-2012 Metropolitan Opera season opens with world-famous soprano Anna Netrebko starring as this ill-fated wife of Henry VIII
    $800 22
Until about the 15th century, these had no eyes
    $800 12
Paul McCartney and Wings
    $800 4
OK, Mom, you can stay while we give Timmy his CAT scan, but for safety wear an apron usually made from this metal
    $800 2
A type of far out 1960s music, or the class of drugs that inspired it
    $800 15
This fort is the "Birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner"
    $800 24
(Alex reports from the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center.) Since 1971 James Levine has conducted at the Met for nearly 2500 operatic performances, earning him this Italian title bestowed on conductors
    $1200 26
The curling type of this is sold on spools & adds flair to gift wrapping
    $1200 13
Boy George
    $1200 8
The scan process may include injecting you with contrast, a type of this 3-letter liquid similar to ink
    $1200 5
In 1896 Sigmund Freud coined this term for how he treated patients for mental illness
    $1200 16
This Ohio city that was home to the Wright Brothers is considered the "Birthplace of Aviation"
    $1200 25
(Alex reports from the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center.) In the 2011-2012 season, the Met is using new modernized staging to present all four operas in this composer's "Ring" cycle
    DD: $2,000 27
This sewing item has a capacity of about 1 cubic centimeter
    $1600 19
Oingo Boingo
    $1600 9
Excuse me, madame, it's time to use the CAT scan to measure your bone mineral density to see if you have this 12-letter condition
    $1600 6
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew moves a tin can across the table with his mind.) It's the rare ability that special effects will help me exhibit here
    $1600 17
For its early cotton mill, Pawtucket in this state is the birthplace of "the Amer. Industrial Revolution"
    $1600 28
(Alex reports from the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center.) Renee Fleming is rehearsing "Armida", a lesser-known Rossini work, which for a great soprano can be considered this, a French expression meaning "turn of strength"
    $2000 30
For a puberty ritual, a girl in Ghana wears kente cloth & may be adorned with 50 pounds of these
    $2000 20
Cobra Starship (that figures)
    DD: $1,200 10
CAT stands for computerized this tomography, because it moves across the body's transverse plane
    $2000 7
Jacob Moreno developed this technique in which people act out their problems for an audience
    $2000 18
This Massachusetts city is the "Birthplace of Basketball"
    $2000 29
(Placido Domingo presents the clue from the stage at the Met.) I've sung the role of Pinkerton many times & in 2011 at the Met I will conduct this opera in which Pinkerton sings the following:

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Amit Matt Ellen
$14,000 $8,000 $4,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In medieval times, an act of bravery got you dubbed a knight & won you a pair of golden these

Final scores:

Amit Matt Ellen
$11,999 $14,100 $800
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $14,100 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Amit Matt Ellen
$14,200 $8,000 $6,800
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
13 R,
2 W
12 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $29,000

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Game tape date: 2011-08-23
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