Show #4437 - Tuesday, December 16, 2003


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John Haynes, a meteorologist from Alexandria, Virginia

Erin Topping, a high school English teacher from Santa Ana, California

Wes Johnson, a band manager and attorney from Columbia, South Carolina (whose 2-day cash winnings total $22,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Classic corporate symbols.)
THE 1920s
    $200 7
His July 15 birthday is a holiday in Brunei
    $200 1
Sadly, guitarist Joe Strummer died just months before this group of his was inducted into the Hall of Fame
    $200 26
This fruit that's good for making dip is also known as an alligator pear
    $200 12
Utensil on which you'd find Betty Crocker's name
    $200 19
Charlie Chaplin said, "Motion pictures need" this "as much as Beethoven symphonies need lyrics"
    $200 6
Requiring 2 standard decks & 4 jokers, canasta uses a total of this many cards
    $400 8
Tahiti celebrates this on July 14; it's that French connection
    $400 2
Ric Ocasek was the lead singer of this "Candy-O" group
    $400 27
Columbia Univ. is a part of a distinguished group of colleges bearing the name of this plant of the genus Hedera
    $400 13
Sailor Jack & his job Bingo first appeared on boxes of this in 1919
    $400 20
[Video of Sofia at the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, Kentucky]
In the 1920s, this man carved notches into bats to count his home runs
    $400 16
Number of questions you have to answer correctly to win the top prize on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"
    $600 9
"The Folklore of World Holidays" gives instructions on how to make a turnip lantern for this observance
    $600 3
It's the rockin' group from Rockford, Illinois heard here
    $600 28
James Markham received the first patent for a tree in 1932, a variety of this fuzzy fruit
    $600 14
Its oval, topped by a double cross, was used by medieval Italian printers
    DD: $1,000 21
In 1928 24 couples trying to win $5,000 lasted 482 hours in one of these
    $600 17
Number of players on a quidditch team, or number of gold medals Mark Spitz won at the '72 Olympics
    $800 10
At each of the 12 strokes of midnight starting a new year, a Spaniard will traditionally eat one of these
    $800 4
Like a fairy tale come true, Jon Bon Jovi discovered this metal band
    $800 29
If you're hungry, plant this Raphanus sativus root vegetable in your garden & it can be ready to eat in 18 days
    $800 15
In this company's caricatures, the guy on the right is actually named Izzy, but is still identified as Jack
    $800 22
New York City's last horse-drawn one of these was retired in 1922
    $800 18
In 2003 Ed O'Neill, in his new TV role, acquired this famous badge number
    $1000 11
In Germany, Pfingsten is this observance, 50 days after Easter
    $1000 5
This Nirvana song says, "And I swear that I don't have a gun"
    $1000 30
If you have to tell wood it's been "knotty", it's usually this wood used to panel rooms & make furniture
    $1000 24
The Anheuser-Busch logo is one of these with an eagle in it; Mr. Busch must have felt very left out
    $1000 23
Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay joined a 1927 Boston picket line protesting this pair's execution
    $1000 25
The first Apollo mission launched at night & the last one to go to the moon had this number

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

Wes Erin John
$3,000 $0 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Wes Erin John
$2,200 $1,000 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 17
In 1912 Riccardo Giacconi detected these coming from outside the solar system, maybe from a far-off doctor's office
    $400 1
This 1939 film that garnered Victor Fleming an Oscar for directing is one of the most popular films of all time
    $400 26
"Broadway Bound"
    $400 6
The Shinto-styled Meiji shrine is in this world capital
    $400 7
While it existed, this nation was the "Land of the Southern Slavs"
    $400 12
Bragg in North Carolina or Benning in Georgia
    $800 18
In 1963 Edwin McMillan & Vladimir Veksler shared the award called these for Peace
    $800 2
This Spielberg-directed effort about a boy & his alien was one of the highest-earning films of the '80s
    $800 27
"The Crucible"
    $800 22
Tibetan Buddhists revere the Bodhnath Stupa, a shrine near this capital of Nepal
    $800 8
Bounded by the Adriatic on the west & the Black Sea on the east, this peninsula was populated by Slavs in the 6th century
    $800 13
This U.S. Senate committee reviews international treaties
    $1200 19
Max Born made major contributions to quantum theory, originated by this other Max
    $1200 3
Peggy Lee purrs "The Siamese Cat Song" in this 1950s animation blockbuster
    $1200 28
"Sexual Perversity in Chicago"
    DD: $1,000 23
Thomas A Becket's tomb in this English town became a shrine for pilgrims after he was canonized
    $1200 9
Mr. Spassky could tell you this first name of Slavic origin means "fight" or "battle"
    $1200 14
An illegal copy of a document that has been made to look genuine
    DD: $2,500 20
In 1908 this German invented a device that counted the alpha particles emitted by radium
    $1600 4
Flower, Faline, Ronno & Thumper are characters in this 1942 Disney cash cow
    $1600 29
"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead"
    $1600 24
For Muslims, this one-room shrine is the "House of God"; it's washed once a year & is covered in a silk cloth
    $1600 10
Feb. 14 is the feast day of this saint who lends his name to an alphabet used by the Slavs
    $1600 15
The part of a picture that appears nearest the viewer
    $2000 21
This 1922 Nobel Prize winner was active in the Danish resistance to Nazi occupation
    $2000 5
This 1915 historic American epic directed by D.W. Griffith grossed over $10M
    $2000 30
"The Piano Lesson"
    $2000 25
The Golden Temple in Amritsar is a shrine of this religious group
    $2000 11
The many Slavic languages belong to this hyphenated & most widely spoken family of languages in the world
    $2000 16
The only instance of a world sports championship won posthumously was when Jochen Rindt won in 1970 for this

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Wes Erin John
$7,000 $5,000 $11,300

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This city that Napoleon gave to Bavaria in 1806 has hosted the Winter Olympics twice

Final scores:

Wes Erin John
$4,000 $2,000 $8,599
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $8,599

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Wes Erin John
$8,000 $5,000 $14,000
12 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
2 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $27,000

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Game tape date: 2003-10-21
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