Show #1229 - Thursday, December 28, 1989


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Mike Carter, an attorney from Norman, Oklahoma

Nancy Miller, a homemaker from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Robert Baker, a pediatrician from Atlantic City, New Jersey (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 1980s
    $100 4
Medieval folk thought some geese hatched from these clinging crustaceans
    $100 3
January 8, 1987 was the 1st time in its history that it closed at over 2,000
    $100 19
Every sign of the zodiac is named for one of these
    $100 16
They were Ricky & Lucy Ricardo's best friends, as well as their landlords
    $100 1
This city designed by Pierre L'Enfant was the world's 1st planned federal capital
    $100 23
In addition to Humpty, the poem also mentions men, including a king & these creatures
    $200 5
Despite its name, this lettuce shouldn't be tied under a baby's chin
    $200 6
In 1982 congress passed a law forcing states to allow trucks with these on interstate highways
    $200 20
In astrological lingo, the sun & the moon are called these, just like Mars, Jupiter, etc.
    $200 17
Don Knotts replaced Norman Fell as the resident landlord in this ABC sitcom
    $200 2
As in Great Britain, the town of Newcastle in Australia is known for mining this fuel
    $200 24
Number of times Humpty is mentioned in the poem
    $300 13
Tauromachy is the art of doing this
    $300 7
In 1982, after an 8-year antitrust suit, this monopoly agreed to give up its 22 operating systems
    $300 27
This sign is represented by an arachnid that may have been the 1st land animal
    $300 18
During the 1975-76 season of "Happy Days", Fonzie rented an apartment above his garage
    $300 10
Mexican resort noted for performers who dive from the Quebrada cliffs into 12 ft. of water
    $300 25
Humpty Dumpty's & Jack & Jill are titles of these from The Children's Better Health Institute
    $400 14
It's a flat, baked roll covered with onion flakes & named for a city in Poland
    $400 8
This 16-hour rock concert for African relief was broadcast worldwide from London & Philadelphia
    $400 29
The sign of the zodiac that's alphabetically 1st
    $400 21
Sidney Fields played this comic pair's landlord named Sid Fields
    $400 11
Now the home of beer hall festivals, it was the site of the Beer Hall Putsch, or revolt, in 1923
    $400 26
Humpty told her, "When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean--neither more nor less"
    $500 15
Badminton players often use this name for the shuttlecock
    $500 9
Their long-standing dispute over the Shatt al-Arab waterway became open warfare in 1980
    DD: $500 30
The only sign of the zodiac that isn't represented by a living thing
    $500 22
For 5 years she played Phyllis Lindstrom, Mary Richards' landlady in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
    $500 12
When the British invaded Montego Bay on this island, the Spanish settlers destroyed most of the old city
    $500 28
Webster's defines Humpty Dumpty as something you can't do this to

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

Robert Nancy Mike
$1,200 $600 $2,700

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Robert Nancy Mike
$1,300 $3,200 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 18
This Pulitzer Prize-winning poet was known as Vincent to her family & friends
    $200 13
Dying in 1908, this country's dowager empress T'zu Hsi ordered the death of her adopted son
    $200 6
They ran away together at the end of "Hey Diddle Diddle"
    $200 8
Supposedly it was named for a fellow who drank several & then banged into a wall
    $200 1
This country music show has an "official candy bar", the Goo Goo Cluster
    $200 20
In the 1971 film "The Music Lovers" Richard Chamberlain played this Russian composer
    $400 19
Oveta Culp Hobby became Colonel Hobby when this organization she headed became part of the Army
    $400 14
This royal pair is buried in Granada, where their armies conquered the Moors in 1492
    $400 7
"The Son of that Ephramite of Bethlehem Judah" & "The Philistine of Gath"
    $400 9
Falstaff called this wine "sack"; in its native Spain it's "Jerez"
    $400 2
Daughters of Confederate soldiers live in the home for Confederate women near this Virginia capital
    $400 21
Noted accordianist Jimmy Stewart played a famous trombonist in this 1954 biopic
    $600 15
The man who founded this ancient Egyptian dynasty was a Macedonian general
    $600 25
Colloquially, a tall person & a short person, named for characters created by Bud Fisher
    $600 10
Referring perhaps to the tall masts, this tall beer glass is named for a kind of ship
    $600 3
You can ride a streetcar on this city's St. Charles line, but the Desire line is no longer running
    $600 22
Nat "King" Cole portrayed this "Father of the Blues" in "St. Louis Blues"
    $800 16
King Mongkut, who fathered dozens of children before he died at age 63, inspired this musical
    DD: $1,300 26
Twosome singing the 1st Lennon-McCartney song not recorded by The Beatles to hit No. 1:

"Please lock me away /
And don't allow the day /
Here inside, where I hide with my loneliness..."
    $800 11
Originally made with Rhine wine & seltzer or club soda, it's from the German word for "squirt"
    $800 4
Edenton, N.C. was named for Gov. Chas. Eden, believed to be a secret partner of this hirsute pirate
    $800 23
He kicked Elvis in the shins in "It Happened at the World's Fair" & portrayed him 16 years later in TV's "Elvis"
    $1000 17
This ruling family 1st seized power in Monaco in 1297
    $1000 27
He was 9 & she was 8 when they met in 1274; later he wrote about their relationship in "La Vita Nuova"
    $1000 12
The best of this brandy made in the Charente district, is called "Grande Champagne"
    $1000 5
"Dixie" was played in Montgomery, Alabama on February 18, 1861 at this ceremony
    $1000 24
This lyricist was portrayed by Mickey Rooney in "Words & Music"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Robert Nancy Mike
$3,400 $4,600 $6,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Surprisingly, it was not made a legal U.S. holiday until 1941, over 150 yrs. after it was 1st celebrated

Final scores:

Robert Nancy Mike
$101 $9,200 $9,500
3rd place: Maytag washer & dryer + Jeopardy! box game or computerized version 2nd place: trip on Continental to Tampa, Florida & stay at Guest Quarters Suite Hotel + Jeopardy! box game or computerized version New champion: $9,500

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Robert Nancy Mike
$4,700 $4,600 $6,000
16 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
20 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $15,300

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Game tape date: 1989-09-11
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