Show #6554 - Thursday, February 28, 2013


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Twyla Dignan, a domestic goddess from West Linn, Oregon

Dean Flagg, a contracts assistant from Los Angeles, California

Sara Garnett, a graduate student of zoology originally from Okemos, Michigan (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And we'll provide a little more information for you.)
(Alex: [After announcing the category in a high-pitched voice] "W-E-E" comin' up in each correct response. I can't believe I said that.)
    $200 6
Julie Andrews sings about how "the hills are alive"
    $200 1
Shakespeare wrote a spoiler in the prologue of this play: "a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life"
    $200 11
The Serengeti plain
    $200 12
This chewy snack is meat that has been cut thin & dried; Native Americans added berries to it to make pemmican
    $200 21
1940s Big Boys were the largest locomotives ever in regular service powered by this, soon replaced by diesel
    $200 26
To shed tears
    $400 7
Samuel L. Jackson asks, "What does Marsellus Wallace look like?" & is not pleased with the response
    $400 2
This play is set in part in Padua, home to a single girl named Katherina
    $400 14
The Great Victoria desert
    $400 13
Kaiser Wilhelm II & Albert Einstein were fans of these chewy "ursine" sweets
    $400 22
In 1956 one of these railway systems was built in Houston, Texas; Disney's came 3 years later
    $400 27
It's an event at which hot dogs are cooked, though it sounds like they're being made fun of by comedians
    $600 8
Rosie Perez is amazing on "Jeopardy!" (but we really wouldn't take "Mt. Suvius") & oh yes, basketball is played
    $600 3
Prince Hal says to him, "thou art so fat-witted with drinking of old sack"
    $600 15
Fundy National Park
    $600 17
Fannie Farmer's 1896 recipe for these chewy little baked treats didn't include chocolate; that came later
    $600 23
This car once served as the conductor's office on a freight train but is now rarely seen
    $600 28
Snouted cotton boll eater
    $800 9
Jonah Hill crunched the numbers & got an Oscar nomination
    $800 4
The hilarity of this Shakespeare play involves 2 sets of twin brothers & lots of mistaken identity
    $800 16
Marie Byrd land
    $800 18
It's said an ocean wave drenched a candy stand on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, giving rise to this chewy confection
    DD: $2,000 24
Chartered in 1859, the railroad we know by the names of these 3 places didn't get to the New Mexico capital until 1880
    $800 29
2-word term for a reservist who fulfills his or her military obligation on Saturdays & Sundays
    $1000 10
Jennifer Aniston's in love with that guy...need a bit more? OK. The guy is TV reporter Jim Carrey
    $1000 5
Her dad Brabantio dies of grief over her marriage to Othello
    $1000 19
Mount Ararat
    $1000 20
How about some nice, chewy squid? it sounds more appetizing when you order it by this Italian name
    $1000 25
Conceived by Czar Alexander III, it was completed in 1916 & stretches from Moscow to Vladivostok
    $1000 30
Mason was the first name of this parson & Washington biographer

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

Sara Dean Twyla
$2,200 $4,600 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sara Dean Twyla
$4,000 $6,000 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will rhyme with the word "dictionary".)
    $400 26
In the 1960s Spain wanted a piece of this rock, but the locals voted to keep British control
    $400 6
Despite his evil intent, it's hard not to feel bad for this Warner Bros. Road Runner pursuer
    $400 11
This Strauss composition made its debut in Vienna in February 1867
    $400 1
This current mayor of New York has switched from Democrat to Republican to independent
    $400 21
Citicorp & Travelers group combined in 1998, forming this entity --makes sense
    $400 12
Not lasting, like a legal type of insanity
    $800 27
He was criticized in 2012 for going on an elephant hunt during tough financial times
    $800 7
On "Smallville", Michael Rosenbaum played this friend but eventual nemesis of Clark Kent
    $800 17
Some doubt that Bach wrote "variations" for this man to play; he was 14 when the Bach work was published
    $800 2
A Democrat as mayor, Norm Coleman switched parties & became a Republican senator from this state
    $800 22
Ingersoll-Rand cooled down with a $10 bil. purchase of Trane, which has installed this in the Kremlin, the Skydome & La Scala
    $800 13
Background information or criticism; a sports analyst provides the "color" type
    $1200 28
A young Julio Iglesias played some goal for the junior squad of this soccer team from Spain's capital
    $1200 8
Ellen Barkin plays a bigoted granny on this "new" NBC comedy
    $1200 18
In 1952 (not 1752) Elliott Carter composed a sonata for flute, oboe, cello & this keyboard instrument
    $1200 3
Loretta Sanchez became a Democrat & beat Bob Dornan to become a Congresswoman from this state
    $1200 23
In 2011 AT&T announced a $39 billion acquisition of this mobile device firm with a cute spokesbrunette
    $1200 14
A militant engaged in overthrowing the government; you'll know him by his wild hair & the smoking bomb he carries
    $1600 29
In 1508 this Spanish explorer settled Puerto Rico & was later named its governor
    $1600 9
Morena Baccarin played Anna, the leader of the reptilian aliens on this ABC series
    $1600 19
This Mallarme poem about a day in myth-land inspired a Debussy "Prelude" to it
    $1600 4
The Secretary of the Navy under Reagan, Jim Webb was a Democrat when this state sent him to the Senate
    $1600 24
Hedge fund investor Eddie Lampert arranged the 2005 marriage of Sears & this retailer
    $1600 15
It's seen here, extra close up
    DD: $2,500 30
After uniting their hearts, Ferdinand & Isabella united these 2 Spanish kingdoms in 1479
    $2000 10
The wife of "The Mentalist" was among the victims of this "colorful" serial killer
    $2000 20
It's a piece in one movement, often based on folk melodies; Liszt wrote 19 "Hungarian" ones
    DD: $2,000 5
This late Pennsylvanian, once a Democrat, was elected to the Senate for the GOP, then switched back in 2009
    $2000 25
In 2010 the Justice Dept. approved the merger of Ticketmaster & this company, the biggest concert promoter
    $2000 16
In song, "it's a long way" to this small southern Irish town

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sara Dean Twyla
$16,800 $13,900 $8,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: That narrows it down, doesn't it?)
In 2006 it was moved to a new list that includes Ceres & Eris

Final scores:

Sara Dean Twyla
$27,801 $26,400 $8,400
2-day champion: $53,402 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sara Dean Twyla
$16,800 $18,400 $8,400
19 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
21 R,
2 W
(including 2 DDs)
13 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $43,600

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Game tape date: 2012-10-24
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