Show #6910 - Friday, October 3, 2014


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Dan Ford, an engineer from Cincinnati, Ohio

Sam Barker, a labor relations analyst from Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Shawn Choe, an attorney from New York, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $7,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE "B.G."'s
    $200 19
By around 1920 Alvan Fuller, a dealer of these, was using Presidents' Day as an excuse for a sale
    $200 24
Appropriate in light of its early Colonial history, this is Massachusetts' state flower
    $200 3
2010 saw the first Broadway revival of this play about Helen Keller & her teacher Annie Sullivan
    $200 11
Jete, entrechat & releve (raising the body by lifting the heels) are terms that come from this art form
    $200 16
Jeanne Calment, who died age 122 in 1997, recalled meeting this artist in Arles as a teen, saying he was "dirty"
    $200 1
In 2013 this Bee Gee launched his Mythology tour in tribute to his late brothers
    $400 20
The Kol Nidre, Aramaic for "all vows", is recited on the eve of this Jewish holy day
    $400 25
It's the river seen here, complete with the familiar rowers
    $400 5
Jessie Mueller won a 2014 Tony for her portrayal of this "Tapestry" singer in the musical "Beautiful"
    $400 12
In 1983 Michael Jackson danced backwards into history using this signature move on Motown's 25th Anniv. special
    $400 17
He stayed alive another few months after turning 100 in 2002 & retiring from the Senate
    $400 2
Classic ones include Parcheesi & Sorry!
    $600 21
In Australia, Eight Hours Day was the original name of this holiday
    $600 26
It's the present-day name of the Mass. city where John Hancock & other famous Johns were born
    DD: $1,400 6
Mandy Patinkin was the first to play artist Georges Seurat when this musical opened in 1984
    $600 13
Making sudden turns and striking dramatic poses are elements of this dance
    $600 18
This republic that borders only Italy really is serene--life expectancy for women is 86 years
    $600 4
In 2013 one of these worn by Jackie Robinson, possibly in the 1955 & '57 World Series, sold for $373,002 at auction
    $800 22
The tradition of kids helping kids by collecting money for UNICEF on this holiday began in 1950 in Pennsylvania
    $800 27
The first African-American governor of Massachusetts, he took office in 2007
    $800 7
This musical that returned to NYC in 2013 tells of Charlemagne's son, on a quest to find his true calling in life
    $800 14
The name of this dance is Spanish for "double step";
the name of this dance...
    $800 9
It's how to say good morning or good day in Italian
    $1000 23
This Canadian province's Islander Day in February gives everyone a holiday between Christmas & Easter
    $1000 28
"Time and the Town" is a classic chronicle of life in this Massachusetts beach getaway known as PTown
    $1000 8
A con man claims to be the son of Sidney Poitier in this play that opened on Broadway in 1990
    $1000 15
Long before "the mambo kings", Xavier Cugat was "king" of this Afro-Cuban dance whose name can have an "H" or not
    $1000 10
This colorful Kentucky city made Forbes' list of the 25 best places to retire in 2014

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

Shawn Sam Dan
-$600 $1,000 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Shawn Sam Dan
-$1,400 $2,400 $4,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And finally, we want you to name the movie with an animal in the title in...)
    $400 7
India's epic the "Mahabharata" is composed of 90,000 couplets in this classical language
    $400 12
A girl having a quinceanera is celebrating this birthday
    $400 1
Cover your ears! A jet taking off has a sound level of about 140 of these units
    $400 6
From the Middle English for "summary", it's the calendar of cases awaiting action in a court
    $400 18
2008, starring the voice of Jack Black
    $800 8
The German epic "Nibelungenlied" sees an evil family bury their magic gold in this body of water
    $800 17
This table game of soccer players on rods was patented in 1966
    $800 27
Bill & Hillary Clinton campaigned for this 1972 presidential candidate
    $800 2
This fin on the backs of dolphins helps them balance as they swim.
    $800 13
In this type of mock law school "court", 2 teams of students practice an imaginary case
    $800 19
1995, starring Bruce Willis
    $1200 9
Sha Na Na came out of NYC in the 1960s; "The Shahnama" of 1000 A.D. is an epic from this current country
    DD: $2,000 23
The name of this great grandson of Noah can mean an idiot or a great hunter
    $1200 28
In the 1950s this Argentine revolutionary took a road trip & chronicled it in "The Motorcycle Diaries"
    $1200 3
Big breath, now--it's what DNA stands for
    $1200 14
In "Five Chiefs", this recently retired Supreme Court justice discussed his experiences with 5 Chief Justices
    $1200 20
2007, with Tim Allen & John Travolta
    $1600 10
This man's discovery of a sea route to India is the subject of the Portuguese epic poem "The Lusiads"
    $1600 24
The French for another European country gives us this name of a soft napped leather
    DD: $600 29
On April 3, 1968 he said, "So I'm happy tonight, I'm not worried about anything, I'm not fearing any man"
    $1600 4
(Kelly of the Clue Crew demonstrates in the science lab.) To find the volume of an odd-shaped object like a rock, submerge it in water & then measure the difference in the water level; the rise is equal to the volume of the added object, & the difference is known by this term
    $1600 15
This 4-word maxim with "proved" instead of "proven", is in the U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    $1600 21
2009, starring George Clooney (1 of 2)
    $2000 11
The heroic tales in the collection called Mabinogion are an important part of this U.K. country's literary heritage
    $2000 25
Appropriately, the name for this system of writing is partly from the Latin for "wedge"
    $2000 26
This group of defendants included Abbie Hoffman & Tom Hayden; their 1970 convictions were overturned
    $2000 5
Ironically, hurricanes originate in these ocean regions known for their calm air & light winds
    $2000 16
This Byzantine emperor's code said that a woman could not inherit her husband's estate unless provided by will
    $2000 22
1988, starring Sigourney Weaver

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Shawn Sam Dan
$10,000 $9,600 $6,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

TV IN THE 2000s
A key scene of this sitcom's 2014 finale after 9 seasons was actually filmed in Season 2

Final scores:

Shawn Sam Dan
$19,200 $6,399 $10,400
2-day champion: $26,400 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Shawn Sam Dan
$10,600 $9,600 $9,800
13 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
2 W
17 R,
5 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $30,000

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Game tape date: 2014-07-29
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