Show #3924 - Thursday, September 27, 2001

2001 Back to School Week game 4.


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Alex Stambaugh, a 12-year-old from Paris, Kentucky

Neha Gokhale, a 10-year-old from Houston, Texas

Michael Blake, a 12-year-old from Hamburg, New York

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Jeopardy! Round

(Jimmy: We're the Clue Crew at the world-famous...)
    $100 13
"Sweet land of liberty"--this is the country where democracy originated
    $100 1
He played for the Chicago Bulls from 1984 to 1993 & 1995-1998
    $100 26
Autumn is also called fall because it's when these fall
    $100 4
Life can be a bowl of this fruit seen here
    $100 9
"You can't teach an old dog" these
    $100 15
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew reports from the San Diego Zoo.) The binturong smells like this--buttered, so if it gets loose in a movie theater, you'll never know
    $200 14
"Of thee I sing" along with this country's rock groups B*Witched & U2
    $200 2
The L.A. Dodgers' catcher from 1992 to 1998, he's now a Met
    $200 27
Seasonal term for a week when college kids don't have class, like at Bakersfield College April 9-13, 2001
    $200 5
Because of their jackets, British troops during the American Revolution were known by this name
    $200 10
"Two's company, three's" this
    $200 16
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the San Diego Zoo.) The quills of this critter, also known as a quill pig, are modified hairs
    $300 23
"Land where my fathers" dyed gaucho pants on the pampas
    $300 3
Magic Johnson played for this team from 1979 to 1991 & in 1996
    $300 28
In ancient times this spooky autumn holiday of ours marked the beginning of winter
    $300 6
Commonly standing 250 feet high, these "red" California trees are the world's largest trees
    $300 20
A rotten one of these fruits "spoils the barrel"
    $300 17
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the San Diego Zoo.) It's the technical group name for snakes that coil around their prey & squeeze it to death
    $400 24
"Land of the Pilgrims' pride"--although this country is not named after the Thanksgiving bird
    $400 11
John Elway quarterbacked this team from 1983 to 1998
    $400 29
In the U.S. winter ends on or about the 21st of this month
    $400 7
Seen here, it's rolled out for important occasions
    $400 21
Something can be as hard to find as this "in a haystack"
    $400 18
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the San Diego Zoo.) The great horned owl is classified as a bird of this; it goes after everything from mice to skunks
    $500 25
"From every mountainside" you'd hear tales about the "Survivor" cast in this country's Outback
    $500 12
A Seattle Mariner from 1989 to 1999, he joined the Cincinnati Reds in 2000
    $500 30
Some animals estivate in summer; others practice this sleepy winter equivalent
    DD: $600 8
Founded by Clara Barton, this organization provides help in emergencies
    $500 22
To be skeptical is "to take it with a grain of" this seasoning
    $500 19
(Sofia of the Clue Crew reports from the San Diego Zoo.) This attribute is not especially appealing in men, but very sweet as part of the name of my friend here

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

Michael Neha Alex
$700 $100 $2,100

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Neha Alex
$1,600 -$300 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 3
Tom is expected to whitewash one of these by himself, but he tricks his friends into doing it for him
    $200 10
The Muzej za umjetnost i obrt in Zagreb, Croatia sounded exotic until I found out it was the museum of arts & these
    $200 21
The U.S. spacecraft Gemini 11 was launched from what was then Cape Kennedy in this U.S. state on Sept. 12, 1966
    $200 15
In the new .com version of this game, you get $200 million for passing Go
    $200 1
For the textiles & fibers badge, you might demonstrate the granny & bowline types of these
    $200 4
In sports or in the arts, it's the opposite of "professional"
    $400 5
This lawless, idle friend of Tom's "never had to wash, nor put on clean clothes", & "he could swear wonderfully"
    $400 11
The Herengracht is one of the grand canals of this Dutch capital
    $400 22
With about 100 Pilgrims aboard, on Sept. 16, 1620 this ship set sail for America
    $400 16
You'll find the familiar face seen here on cans of this product
    $400 2
Say "cheese" & name this badge seen here
    $400 6
If you're a girl with a low singing voice, you're not a soprano, you're one of these
    $600 27
When Tom decides to become one of these criminals, he calls himself the "Black Avenger of the Spanish Main"
    $600 12
With all the smog the day I was in Santiago, Chile, it was tough to see this mountain range towering over the city
    DD: $2,000 23
On Sept. 4, 1962 this British rock group made up of John, Paul, George & Ringo went to Abbey Road to make an album
    $600 17
Don't set off the alarm when performing surgery in this Milton Bradley game
    $600 20
To earn the communication arts badge, why not learn this raised writing system for the blind
    $600 7
It's a 4-letter synonym for water. as well as a shade of light greenish-blue
    $800 29
A fan of Robin Hood, Tom would rather be an outlaw for a year in this forest than president of the U.S. "forever"
    $800 13
I took a picture of the Carnaval parade seen here in this Brazilian city
    $800 25
Seen here, this cowboy hero of the Old West made his TV debut Sept. 15, 1949
    $800 18
In chess this piece moves in an L-shape
    DD: $1,000 24
For the "collecting" hobbies badge, you might get stuck on philately & collect these items
    $800 8
They're found on top of grandpa's old TV set (& on mosquitoes' heads)
    $1000 30
Tom loses his heart to this "lovely little blue-eyed creature with yellow hair"
    $1000 14
The Ivan the Great Bell Tower is the tallest structure within the walls of this Moscow landmark
    $1000 26
Born Sept. 5, 1638, King Louis XIV of this European country was known as the Sun King
    $1000 19
Alexa, Summer, Tia & Nikki are the cool talkin' teen dolls called these
    $1000 28
This recent Secretary of State seen here helped develop the new global awareness badge
    $1000 9
This herring-like fish likes to travel in large schools before it ends up on your pizza

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Neha Alex
$9,000 $1,300 $6,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Unlike today, 75 years ago you could walk unannounced into this now 132-room home & shake its occupant's hand

Final scores:

Michael Neha Alex
$15,000 $1,301 $12,699
Winner: $20,000 (as the week's highest winner) 3rd place: $5,000 2nd place: $12,699

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Michael Neha Alex
$7,400 $1,300 $6,300
21 R
(including 2 DDs),
6 W
8 R,
6 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $15,000

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Game tape date: 2001-08-13
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