Show #4439 - Thursday, December 18, 2003

Featuring blind contestant Dave Oberhart.


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Dave Oberhart, a computer consultant from Durham, North Carolina

Erika Rogers, a bartender from Indianapolis, Indiana

Michele Bassett, a stay-at-home mom from McLean, Virginia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to identify the play from the clue we give you.)
    $200 1
Nashville is "The Athens of the South"; this home of the Crimson Tide is "The Athens of Alabama"
    $200 18
"Oh bring us a figgy pudding, oh bring us a figgy pudding, oh bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of"
    $200 12
In 1678, Elena Cornaro, fluent in 7 languages, became the first woman to receive this advanced degree
    $200 3
"This was the noblest Roman of them all"
    $200 4
Tho can be short for t-h-o-u-g-h, or this male name
    $400 2
Huntington Beach, California has been nicknamed this, also the title of a 1963 Jan & Dean hit
    $400 19
In 1947 this singing cowboy co-wrote & recorded the perennial favorite "Here Comes Santa Claus"
    $400 13
Fay Fuller, a Tacoma journalist, made the first female ascent of this mountain in 1980, wearing wool bloomers
    $400 8
"Get thee to a nunnery!"
    $400 5
With my new flat panel screen, I've gotten rid of my old monitor with that big CRT, this
    $600 23
This capital has been designated the "Green Mountain City"
    $600 20
The subject of a Christmas carol, this good king was not a king, but the Duke of Bohemia in the 10th century
    $600 14
In 1957 Dame Beryl Grey became the first foreign guest artist to dance with this Moscow company
    $600 28
In German this piece is a springer; in French, cavalier
    $600 9
"I am dying, Egypt, dying"
    $600 6
Mth is month; M. Th. is master of this
    $800 24
New Orleans was dubbed this city; when it was laid out, that was the shape the Mississippi formed around it
    $800 21
In "Away in a Manger", it's what "The little Lord Jesus" was "asleep on"
    $800 15
Ehud Barak once dressed as a woman in a covert operation, but she was the only actual woman PM of Israel
    $800 27
When it moves this piece will always wind up on the same color square that it began the game on
    $800 10
"I am a Jew! Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands..."
    $800 7
You'll get no help on a project labeled DIY, short for this
    $1000 25
Rockwell City in this state calls itself the "Golden Buckle on the Corn Belt"
    $1000 22
6 years before "Seventy-Six Trombones", he wrote "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"
    $1000 16
Bill Clinton made Janet Reno the first woman attorney general & Hazel O'Leary the first woman secretary of this
    $1000 26
Invented in the 1500s to speed up the game, this manuever involves 2 pieces of the same color
    DD: $1,000 11
"I come to wive it wealthily in Padua"
    $1000 17
At the DOS, Department of State, a US would be a person in this post

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

Michele Erika Dave
$1,400 $3,200 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Michele Erika Dave
$4,600 $3,000 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 22
It's estimated that the largest of these contains 2.3 million stone block, each averaging about 2.5 tons
    $400 1
Jason Miller went back home to Scranton in this state to make the '82 film of his play "That Championship Season"
    $400 21
Russ Meyer fans know this name for a female fox
    $400 16
Charles Tupper, one of this country's Fathers of Confederation, served 10 weeks as its prime minister
    $400 11
During his summers in high school, Ronald Reagan worked as one of these, maybe inspiring David Hasselhoff
    $400 6
Real estate agents' favorite 4-letter word; they like to add it to front yard signs
    $800 23
It's the only one of the ancient wonders that was located in present-day Iraq
    $800 2
Peter Firth horsed around as the unstable stable boy in the film version of this Peter Shaffer play
    $800 27
The bat-eared fox, like the funnel-eared bat, eats mainly these
    $800 17
Theodore Pomeroy had the shortest tenure in this job, serving on the last day of the 40th Congress
    $800 12
He got a violin at age 6 & continued to play through the rest of his 39 years (really 80)
    $800 7
Dionne Warwick, Marilyn McCoo & Rick Dees were among the hosts of "Solid" this
    $1200 24
This wonder depicted a sun god shading his eyes & gazing out across the Aegean Sea
    $1200 3
Everyone "nose" that Jose Ferrer starred in this play on Broadway before he made the film in 1950
    $1200 18
Elected pope in 752, Stephen died 2 days later, before he could undergo this, from the Latin for "to make sacred"
    $1200 13
Born in Hungary in 1874, the son of Samuel & Cecilia Weiss, he became a professional magician at age 17
    $1200 8
The compartment of a passenger airline where animals usually fly
    DD: $2,000 25
Reportedly, a spiral ramp allowed wagons to carry fuel up to the constantly burning fire at its top
    $1600 4
Paul Newman was so good in this man's play "Sweet Bird of Youth" that he got to star in the film, too
    $1600 19
After less than 2 years in the job, he resigned as executive editor of the New York Times in June 2003
    DD: $2,000 14
When Joseph Haydn was 8, he joined this world-famous singing group
    $1600 9
It's an enclosure for sheep
    $2000 26
Tools & molds used by Phidias to sculpt this wonder have been discovered at Olympia
    $2000 5
Aaron Sorkin adapted the screenplay for this 1992 film about a Marine murder trial from his own play
    $2000 28
The Alopex lagopus, as this fox, turns white in winter
    $2000 20
He was a Konstantinvalid during the year he led the USSR, February 1984 to March 1985
    $2000 15
Louisa May Alcott's first big crush was on this "Sage of Concord", almost 30 years her senior
    $2000 10
Hawthorne's tales were "Twice" this

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Michele Erika Dave
$14,200 $12,600 $4,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

[Alex repeats the clue during the "Think!" music.]
Some refractive index numbers for you now: diamond, 2.42; air, 1.0003, this, 1.0000

Final scores:

Michele Erika Dave
$3,100 $10,000 $1
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $10,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Michele Erika Dave
$14,200 $12,200 $6,600
18 R,
3 W
15 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
12 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $33,000

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Game tape date: 2003-10-21
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