Show #3783 - Wednesday, January 31, 2001


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Mark Stacy, a newspaper copy editor from Morgantown, West Virginia

Rob Vernon, a health care systems specialist from New Milford, New Jersey

Cara Colbert, a billing analyst from Austin, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $2,900)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We want you to name the year.)
    $100 26
Scientists map human genome; Elian Gonzalez returned to Cuba
    $100 21
Now a star of gritty big-screen blockbusters, he tendered bar on "Cheers" for 8 years as a naive Indiana farmboy
    $100 1
The first U.S. consumer product manufactured & sold in the Soviet Union was this soft drink, not Coke
    $100 6
At one point in this classic novel, Tom cries out, "Injun Joe's in the cave!"
    $100 11
Player & upright are 2 common types of this instrument
    $100 13
Perform this bicycling stunt by keeping your front tire off the ground as you roll along on the back line
    $200 27
Grace Kelly marries a prince; Eisenhower reelected
    $200 22
Homer Simpson is often flummoxed by the behavior of this dweeby next-door neighbor
    $200 2
These cakes from Hostess were originally sold as "Little Shortcake Fingers"
    $200 7
In an 1851 classic this man cries, "Towards thee I row, thou all destroying but unconquering whale!"
    $200 12
Mario Cuomo & Thomas Dewey were both governors of this state
    $200 14
This toy line helps Mattel claim it makes more cars each year than the big 3 automakers combined
    $300 28
U.S. runners give black power salute at Olympics; Kubrick's "2001" released
    $300 23
In "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" this man played a nebbish-turned-fish who befuddled the Nazis
    $300 3
It's the popular brand of snack food that lends its name to the cereal seen here:
    $300 8
In an 1830s work, this boy begs, "Please, sir, I want some more"
    $300 18
Fog & flugel are 2 very different types of these
    $300 15
Grab your partner's ankles to run in this backyard contest
    $400 29
Federal building bombed in Oklahoma City; Kobe, Japan struck by 7.2 earthquake
    $400 24
Her performances as the nerdy Lisa Loopner on "Saturday Night Live" were "so funny I forgot to laugh"
    $400 4
The first ready-mix pancake flour sold commercially in the U.S. was named for this fictional woman
    DD: $1,200 9
A doomed boy in this 1954 novel declares, "I got the conch, you let me speak"
    $400 19
This prestigious international prize was won by Willy Brandt in 1971 & Desmond Tutu in 1984
    $400 16
This state fair ride favorite premiered at Chicago's Columbian Exposition in 1893
    $500 30
John Paul II shot; Iran releases U.S. embassy hostages
    $500 25
During its first season, Jaleel White joined this show as the ultra-nerdy Steve Urkel
    $500 5
The name of this popular brand of chewing gum comes from the Latin for "three teeth"
    $500 10
In this Russian classic the main character is told, "You shouldn't have gone murdering people with a hatchet"
    $500 20
Olympia & whitstable are 2 varieties of this edible shellfish
    $500 17
Rhyming term for a skilled but possibly dishonest operator

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Cara Rob Mark
$900 $2,600 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Cara Rob Mark
$2,100 $4,100 $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We'll give you a sidekick, you identify the partner.)
(Alex: You have to identify them.)
(Alex: You'll understand that category when we get into it.)
    $200 26
Each year about 1 million Hindu pilgrims journey to Varanasi, India to wash away their sins in this holy river
    $200 11
Hobbes, a tiger
    $200 1
The 1999 TV movie "Blue Valley Songbird" starred this buxom blonde songbird of country music
    $200 6
To see what's up at Churchill Downs, head to this city
    $200 16
This mollusk captures its prey with its 8 arms, bites it with its beak & injects poison from its salivary glands
    $200 21
It's after "after" in products like Old Spice, Brut & Jovan
    $400 27
The Biblical book bearing her name begins by saying it took place "in the days when the judges ruled"
    $400 12
Rocky, a flying squirrel
    $400 2
She got to act with Meryl Streep when she played Isabel Vasquez in "Music of the Heart"
    $400 7
John D. Rockefeller began his oil dynasty in this Ohio city
    $400 17
This bee of the subfamily Bombidae does not build hives
    $400 22
The club that you stagger out of at sunrise is probably an "after" this type
    DD: $1,000 28
This holy book whose name means "recitation" is divided into 114 chapters called suras
    $600 13
Sancho Panza, a rustic squire
    $600 3
As a child, this "Fame" singer was in the Broadway musical "Maggie Flynn" with Shirley Jones & Jack Cassidy
    DD: $1,000 8
Lancaster, Pennsylvania is on this river, which shares its name with a type of wagon
    $600 18
The toxin secreted by this jellyfish-like creature is about 75% as powerful as cobra venom
    $600 23
It's after "after" in the 3.2 earthquake that hit Encino, California on August 20, 1997
    $800 29
In 1549 this Spanish priest established Christianity in Japan
    $800 14
Ariel, a sprite
    $800 4
This singer seen here gave a fine performance as Delroy Lindo's troubled daughter in "The Cider House Rules"
    $800 9
Arlington is located between these third & sixth most populous cities in Texas
    $800 19
This "black" African snake's venom is so deadly that death is almost 100% certain without antivenin
    $800 24
After "after" it's a pleasurable feeling of success
    $1000 30
From the Latin for "soul", it's the belief that natural objects like trees have souls too
    $1000 15
Beatrice, a "heavenly" tour guide
    $1000 5
This TV Catwoman's purr-fect performance in Broadway's "The Wild Party" earned her a Tony nomination in 2000
    $1000 10
This state's Medford in the Rogue River valley was named for Medford, Massachusetts
    $1000 20
AKA the violin spider, this poisonous variety differs from other spiders in that it has 6 eyes rather than 8
    $1000 25
It's after "after" in the part producing the streak seen here:

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Cara Rob Mark
$4,300 $5,500 $5,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1908 Hermann Ebbinghaus said this field "has a long past, but only a short history"

Final scores:

Cara Rob Mark
$300 $100 $5,600
2nd place: a trip to Singapore 3rd place: a Panasonic TV/VCR combo + a Showstopper hard disk recorder New champion: $5,600

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Cara Rob Mark
$5,300 $5,700 $5,200
16 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R,
5 W

Combined Coryat: $16,200

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Game tape date: 2000-11-14
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