Show #1208 - Wednesday, November 29, 1989

The Final Jeopardy! Round from this game appears in the 1991 film The Fisher King, on a TV screen at about the 8-minute mark of the film.


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Max Goldberg, a consultant originally from Wilmington, Delaware

Susan Yarborough, a ghost writer from Atlanta, Georgia

Jeff Slike, an ATM repairman originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 2
At the U.S. Open on June 16, 1989 at Oak Hill Country Club, 4 golfers did this with a 7-iron on the 6th hole
    $100 1
Those of the Woodland Indians had the typical "puckered toe" stitching
    $100 26
This 8-year old prime time soap left a few loose ends as it ended its run May 11, 1989
    $100 9
Despite their names, the "water" & the "calla" varieties don't belong to this flower family
    $100 12
To get to Wallace, Idaho from Boston, get on I-90 West, & the 1st one of these you "hit", you're there
    $100 18
This term for one given to eccentric or lunatic ideas originally meant "crazy in the head"
    $200 7
This Soviet security agency recently promised it wouldn't be as secretive as it used to be
    $200 3
The practice of building these, whether effigy, temple or burial, ended with European contact
    $200 27
In a recent "Twilight Zone" parody this soap set in California entered the "Capwell Zone"
    $200 17
This flower's name comes from the Greek word for rainbow, not from part of your eye
    $200 13
A J.D. Power survey said this company's Maxima was the most trouble-free car of 1989 models
    $200 19
This English author created such delightful characters as Jemima Puddle-Duck & Squirrel Nutkin
    $300 8
Our continent's longest rail tunnel had its grand opening in this, Canada's westernmost province
    $300 4
One of the other leaders supporting Geronimo was Nachez, son of this Apache leader
    $300 28
"Generations" is the 1st daytime serial to feature one of these as a central family
    $300 23
Also called the marvel-of-Peru, this flower is named for the time in late afternoon when it opens
    DD: $500 14
Type of car taken back by the end of the following:

"Well she got her daddy's car and she cruised through the hamburger stand now..."
    $300 20
The last meeting of the Big 3 Allied leaders of WWII took place in July & August 1945 in this German city
    $400 10
This company stopped selling its aR-15 to civilians when protests against assault weapons mounted
    $400 5
Spooky craze that swept the Plains & led to the death of Sitting Bull
    $400 29
Michael Damian, who hit No. 1 on the pop charts in 1989 with "Rock On", is a regular on this CBS soap
    $400 24
The flower whose name is pronounced "flocks" is spelled this way
    $400 15
He showed us the Olympics & golf; now this Tim Conway character is tackling auto racing
    $400 21
According to Irish folklore, every leprechaun has one of these hidden
    $500 11
This country formed the Eastern Bloc's 1st non-Communist government since WWII
    $500 6
The Sauk leader Keokuk is buried in the city named for him in this state
    $500 25
Foxglove produces large bell-shaped flowers & this heart stimulant
    $500 16
Warren, Ohio is using Rotary Club members to issue $50 tickets to cars parked illegally in these
    $500 22
British writer Israel Zangwill was the 1st to describe America as one of these

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

Jeff Susan Max
$1,600 $100 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jeff Susan Max
$3,200 $2,000 $2,300

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
In 1953 he published "Casino Royale", his 1st James Bond novel
    $200 11
Evangelist whose preaching career began as a result of a religious transformation at age 16 in 1934
    $200 16
Hill you head to in Rome to see the capitol
    $200 6
About 1700 the west African land of Dahomey, now called Benin, rose to power & wealth from this trade
    $200 21
This breed might be describes as a "Beantown bulldog"
    $200 26
When overexcited in an emergency situation, you might want to push this imaginary device
    DD: $1,000 2
This 14th century author was the 1st poet buried in Westminster Abbey
    $400 12
This astronaut studied aeronautical engineering, not woodworking. at the U. of Colorado
    $400 17
There are farm vehicles & cheese museums at the old village on this major waterway in Rome, N.Y.
    $400 7
The Ming imperial family built the area of palaces & temples in Beijing known as this
    $400 22
It's the national dog of France even though it originated in Germany
    $400 27
The leaves of the Jipijapa plant of Central & South America are used to make this hand-plaited hat
    $600 3
18th century John Byrom created this pair that Lewis Carrol used in 1865
    $600 13
Maureen Reagan said that her father jokes that this man ruined a good suit
    $600 18
This group puts on a parade in Philadelphia on New Year's Day & also marches in the July Freedom Festival
    DD: $1,000 8
After it took 38 days to go through the stormy strait, Magellan called the calm water he found this
    $600 23
These retrievers were once called St. John's water dogs, but the Earl of Malmesbury renamed them
    $800 4
Published in 6 volumes from 1776-88, this Edward Gibbon work covers about 13 centuries
    $800 14
Before becoming president of the World Bank, he served as Secretary of Defense under JFK & LBJ
    $800 19
A hot spot in this suburb of Cairo is the Ramses night club on Pyramid road
    $800 9
The last battle of the Wars of the Roses took place on this field near Leicester, England
    $800 24
This dog got its name from the habit of striking out with its front paws
    $1000 5
Dickens' last complete novel, its title referred to a shared pal
    $1000 15
In 1976 this Texas orator became the 1st black to give a keynote address at a Democratic Nat'l Convention
    $1000 20
World Expo '88 was held in this capital of Queensland, Australia
    $1000 10
The ex-British colony called the Gold Coast took this name of an ancient African empire in 1957
    $1000 25
The Shetland pony is a diminutive horse, while the Shetland sheepdog is a diminutive of this dog

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jeff Susan Max
$6,200 $5,000 $5,100

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Final Jeopardy! Round

From March 4, 1933 to January 20, 1953, he was the only living former president

Final scores:

Jeff Susan Max
$11,200 $10,000 $10,200
2-day champion: $26,300 3rd place: a shelving system + a Nintendo Entertainment System featuring Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy! 2nd place: a reclining sofa bed + a spotlight system

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jeff Susan Max
$6,600 $5,000 $4,900
17 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R,
5 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $16,500

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Game tape date: 1989-08-23
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