Show #523 - Wednesday, December 10, 1986


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David Epperson, a waiter originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado

John Ling, a radiologist originally from Chongqing, China

Steven Goldstein, a sales manager from Rancho Palos Verdes, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $5,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE '50s
(Alex: We will give you, as clues, punch lines from famous riddles or questions. You have to come up with the questions, of course.)
    $100 26
When Judah & Israel split into 2 separate nations, this 1 retained Jersualem as its capital
    $100 17
Though Motown Records is now in L.A., "Motown" itself refers to this city
    $100 6
Boys were suspended from school in some towns for wearing this greased-up, swept-back '57 hairstyle
    $100 1
It's said he enjoyed eating TV dinners on TV trays while watching TV with Mamie
    $100 11
In their school primers, millions of kids could "see" this dog of Dick & Jane "run"
    $100 16
Looks like the backstroke to me, sir
    DD: $300 27
Biblical phrase that's the title of this 1967 hit
    $200 18
Eternal traffic jams seem to be an eternal feature of life in this "Eternal City"
    $200 7
On the Friday night fights, Sharpie the parrot asked "How are ya fixed for" these
    $200 2
At FDR's wedding, Eleanor was given away by this uncle, who was President at the time
    $200 12
Lobo's 1st Top 10 hit was about "Me & You and a Dog Named" this
    $200 22
When it is ajar
    $300 19
Ever since it became 1st European city to have gas street lights, it's been known as "The City of Lights"
    $300 8
1 of 5 men to have held the world heavyweight boxing championship during the decade
    $300 3
Jefferson said it was "a stone house big enough for 2 emperors, 1 pope, & the Great Lama..."
    $300 13
"Him" & "Her", whom LBJ would pick up by their ears, were of this breed
    $300 23
Why, is there one missing?
    $400 20
It's often called the "Gateway to the West", & has an arch of the same name to prove it
    $400 9
In 1954, these 2 words were added to the Pledge of Allegiance
    $400 4
His mother said this 37th President was "the best potato masher" she had ever known
    $400 14
Sniffing out clues in TV's "The Thin Man", this wire-haired terrier seemed to think he was a bloodhound
    $400 24
From the huge footprints in the Jell-O
    $500 21
Moon Landrieu was a prominent mayor of this "Crescent City"
    $500 10
"This is no time for men who oppose Senator McCarthy's methods to keep silent," he said, April 6, 1954
    $500 5
Alexander Graham Bell used special phone trying to find the bullet near this President's spine
    $500 15
The dog was the only regular in this prime time 1980-82 NBC series
    $500 25
Heat, because you can catch cold

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 10):

Steven John David
$600 $900 -$300

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Steven John David
$1,500 $1,800 $300

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 2
Mountain which had biggest volcanic eruption in American history
    $200 5
In 1969, Barbara Jo Rubin became 1st American woman to ride to victory in this sport
    $200 1
This freshwater fish is never given an even break
    $200 7
Though they earn more during Xmas season, biggest single U.S. fundraising day for UNICEF is this festive day
    $200 13
On "America Picks the #1 Songs", a 1986 ABC special, they were reunited with Tony Orlando
    $200 22
Geometric term for that which the beat generation considered old-fashioned & outmoded
    $400 3
Guinness lists this as having been measured at 231 MPH atop New Hampshire's Mt. Washington
    $400 6
In 1951, at age 32, Florence Chadwick became the 1st woman to have done this in both directions
    $400 12
If you need a loan, stay away from this non-bony fish; he charges high interest
    $400 8
Jan Smuts, PM of this country now suspended from gen. assembly, authored 1945 preamble of U.N. charter
    $400 14
Elaine McFarlane, who called herself "Spanky", sang lead with a group who called themselves this
    DD: $600 4
Spanish for "a saw", it also means a jagged mountain range
    $600 18
This darling of the Soviet team actually finished only 7th in all-around gymnastics at the '72 Olympics
    $600 21
If a bird were to choose a fish on which to roost, it would most likely choose this variety
    $600 9
It's the largest European country that is not a U.N. member
    $600 15
Rolling Stone says their lead singer not only kept his real name a secret but legally had it changed to ?
    $800 19
In '56, Tenley Albright, now a practicing surgeon, became 1st U.S. woman to win Olympic gold medal in this
    DD: $1,000 10
2 of the 5 countries that have supplied the U.N. with a secretary-general
    $800 16
After first backing Jay Traynor, they backed Jay Black
    $1000 20
The Fabulous Moolah made her moolah doing this professionally
    $1000 11
With 2 component parts also considered U.N. members, this is only country with 3 seats in the U.N.
    $1000 17
He was backed up by "The Memphis Group"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Steven John David
$3,300 $4,000 $300

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Both "The Color Purple" & this 1977 ballet drama got 11 nominations & no Oscars

Final scores:

Steven John David
$6,299 $0 $1
2-day champion: $11,299 3rd place: Lane Franklin cedar chest 2nd place: Whirlpool refrigerator/freezer combo & Zenith 9" color TV

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Steven John David
$3,900 $3,800 $600
16 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
8 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $8,300

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Game tape date: 1986-09-17
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