Show #4640 - Saturday, November 6, 2004

Ken Jennings game 68.
U.S. presidential election coverage on 2004-11-02 bumped airdates for games this week by one day, resulting in a Saturday airdate for an original episode.


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Leo Wolpert, a college student from Fairfax, Virginia

Ryan Cook, a graduate student originally from Eveleth, Minnesota

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 67-day cash winnings total $2,272,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to give the make of each model.)
    $200 2
In the late 11th century this peninsula contained the kingdoms of Leon, Castile, Navarre & Aragon
    $200 1
Holland Taylor plays mom to Jon Cryer & Charlie Sheen on this sitcom
    $200 11
In a nursery rhyme, he "picked a peck of pickled peppers"
    $200 26
Most of a shark's brain is devoted to this sense
    $200 21
    $200 16
Legend has it Gershwin had to write this famous piece in 3 weeks because he forgot about a deadline
    $400 7
This city-state began electing its own doges in 727 after gaining its independence from the Byzantine Empire
    $400 3
This woman who makes being a CIA officer exciting on TV recorded a recruitment video for the agency
    $400 12
Christopher Columbus may have grown up on the salami with white peppercorns named for this hometown of his
    $400 27
Don't book any chipmunks for a recordings session during this season of the year; they're sleeping
    $400 22
Grand Cherokee
    $400 17
Music-hating enemies of the denizens of the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine"
    $600 8
One of the 63 articles in this 1215 document granted the English Church freedom from royal interference
    $600 4
Ming-Na plays Dr. Jing-Mei (Deb) Chen on this drama
    $600 13
The annual sombrero festival in Brownsville, Texas includes a contest of eating these peppers; that's hot!!!!!
    $600 28
Swifts use this thick and gummy substance to hold their nests together
    $600 23
    $600 18
Murzim, Hadar & Acrux are these astronomical "behemoths"
    $800 9
In 1291 leaders of 3 cantons signed the Perpetual Covenant, the beginning of what became this nation
    $800 5
S. Epatha Merkerson played Reba, the mail lady, on this Saturday morning series starring Paul Reubens
    $800 14
This pungent herb's scientific name is Mentha piperita
    $800 29
These black & white Chinese "bears" don't usually roar like grizzly bears, but sort of bleat
    $800 24
    $800 19
They're the geological formations mentioned in John Denver's "Take Me Home Country Roads"
    $1000 10
Designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, this city's Pazzi Chapel was one of the first buildings in the Renaissance style
    $1000 6
She played Ida Morgenstern & Rosie, fan of Bounty paper towels
    $1000 15
The name of this German rabbit stew literally means "peppered hare"
    DD: $2,000 30
Male lions are the only cats to have them & they darken as they grow
    $1000 25
    $1000 20
Legend has it that this breed descended from the royal cat of the czars

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

Ken Ryan Leo
$5,000 $1,800 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Ryan Leo
$5,000 $5,800 $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
John Wheeler named this singularity in the late 1960s; the Russians called it a collapsar
    $400 16
Julie Covington made a popular recording of this song from "Evita"
    $400 6
A memorial on an island in this Great Lake honors Oliver Hazard Perry's victory there during the War of 1812
    $400 11
Hey, hey, hey--several of this comic's "Little Bill" books have made Oprah's list, including "The Best Way to Play"
    $400 21
Concentrate & perhaps you can come up with this state beverage of Florida
    $400 23
And old proverb says not to do this "till you come to it"
    $800 2
On a map, this is denoted by 1 inch=3 miles, for example
    $800 17
In 1976 Elton John wrote & duetted with Kiki Dee on this world-conquering smash hit
    $800 7
Trasimeno, a large lake in this European country, was the site of a big Hannibal victory in 217 B.C.
    $800 12
In 2004 Oprah selected this Garcia Marquez novel, calling it "one of the greatest books of all times"
    $800 22
With flavors like lemon-lime & black cherry, this official soft drink of Nebraska keeps the kids smiling
    $800 24
Dan Quayle warped this line to "What a waste it is to lose one's mind or not to have a mind is very wasteful"
    $1200 3
Adolphe Brongniart is called the father of this science that studies fossil plants
    $1200 18
The Grammys honored vocal virtuoso Bobby McFerrin for this 1988 song
    $1200 8
About 116 square miles in area, Moosehead is the largest lake in this "Pine Tree State"
    $1200 13
"Sula", in 2002, was the fourth book by this author to be selected
    $1200 28
A true delicacy, the morel is Minnesota's state one of these
    $1200 25
A traditional prayer asked for deliverance "from the ghoulies and the ghosties... and the things that" do this
    DD: $3,000 4
Around 1850 George Boole devised a new take on this branch of math
    $1600 19
This Cole Porter song says, "Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above"
    $1600 9
This lake holds 2 extreme world records: the saltiest & the lowest
    $1600 14
This coming-of-age story by Jane Hamilton about a small-town Illinois girl sounds like an Old Testament book
    $1600 29
A variety of muscadine, the scuppernong type of this is North Carolina's state fruit
    $1600 26
In "An Essay on Man", he wrote, "Hope springs eternal in the human breast"
    $2000 5
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew demonstrates with a strip of paper from the top secret Jeopardy! labs.) The Mobius strip is used in this field, the study of properties that don't change when a shape bends or twists
    $2000 20
Journey's 1981 album "Escape" featured this hit that went to No. 9 on the charts
    $2000 10
Bujumbura, capital of this land, sits on Lake Tanganyika
    DD: $3,600 15
Oprah gave readers 2 shakes of this author's tales: "She's Come Undone" & "I Know This Much Is True"
    $2000 30
This alliterative state cookie of Massachusetts was invented there in the 1930s
    $2000 27
This drinking instruction is the first line of Ben Jonson's "To Celia"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Ryan Leo
$27,600 $16,600 $200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Its solo female winner is awarded the Venus Rosewater Dish

Final scores:

Ken Ryan Leo
$33,201 $29,100 $1
68-day champion: $2,305,801 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Ryan Leo
$26,600 $16,600 $200
31 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
21 R,
2 W
4 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $43,400

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Game tape date: 2004-08-18
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