Show #1220 - Friday, December 15, 1989

A clip of this game was seen in the 2019-04-10 episode of The Goldbergs.


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Tom McAtee, a paper handler from St. Louis, Missouri

Elizabeth Rhein, a marketing executive originally from Detroit, Michigan

Avrom Simon, a physician from Chicago, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $14,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: All of the correct responses will be possessives.)
    $100 22
Visa's new ads ask "Why is this card green?" & give the answer "Envy"
    $100 18
This eastern region of the Soviet Union is larger than Europe in area
    $100 11
In 1967 the Rascals were doing this "on a Sunday afternoon"
    $100 15
Barbara Handler Segal was the prototype for this doll invented by her mother
    $100 1
A little harder than talc, but not as hard as calcite, gypsum is this number on the Mohs scale
    $100 3
Host Alistair's chefs
    $200 23
General Mills is letting the health-conscious public know the "O" in Cheerios stands for this
    $200 19
This desert covering much of Mongolia is the coldest desert in the world
    $200 12
It's her turn to cry, it's her turn to cry, it's her turn to cry, "'cause Johnny's come back to me"
    $200 17
Type of poker in which the 1st & often the last cards are dealt face down & the others face up
    $200 2
Precambrian time began with this & continued until the 1st appearances of life on Earth
    $200 4
Pamphleteer Thomas' aches
    $300 24
You can order these desert items with your own message inside from the Peking Noodle Company in L.A.
    DD: $300 20
This city on the Huangpu River is Asia's most populous
    $300 13
Song containing the words "Shirley, Shirley Boberley, Bonana Fanna, Foferly, fee fi Momerley, Shirley!"
    $300 26
"The Complete Book of Games" says this type of battle can be held on a bed
    $300 8
Warning! Warning! Your litmus paper has just turned red, indicating this type of solution
    $300 5
Old nursery rhyme king's briquettes
    $400 21
Hanoi & Haiphong are located in this region of Vietnam famous for its gulf
    $400 14
This dance was "a graveyard smash" & "caught on in a flash" in 1962 & again in 1973
    $400 27
When this toy was introduced in 1957, it was called a "Pluto Platter" or "Flying Saucer"
    $400 9
The Dewey Decimal System is based on the number 10 & the duodecimal system on this number
    $400 6
Tennis star Steffi's pie charts
    $500 25
Israel annexed this area of Syria in 1981 after having won it in the 6-Day war 14 years earlier
    $500 16
Title of a 1961 hit, it's what Lonnie Donegan might have asked of Mr. Wrigley, had they met
    $500 10
Formerly used in making film, it was the 1st commercial synthetic plastic
    $500 7
Nebraska governor Kay's paddles

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

Avrom Elizabeth Tom
$1,600 $1,000 -$600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Avrom Elizabeth Tom
$2,200 $2,000 $100

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 3
Method of fishing in which a lure or bait is pulled behind a boat at various speeds
    $200 4
"A Study in Scarlet" was this famous sleuth's 1st published adventure
    $200 1
Only president inaugurated on April 30; this year marked the 200th anniversary of that event
    $200 23
At the end of this fairy tale opera, the witch's gingerbread victims turn back into children
    $200 16
Guinness says the largest one of these was made by an abalone & is 349.41 carats
    $200 21
The Vikings referred to this side of a ship as "stjornbordi"
    $400 9
London landmark named for Lord Nelson's 1805 naval victory
    $400 5
This Defoe character spent 28 yrs., 2 mo. & 19 days on an unknown island off the coast of South America
    $400 2
His mother was the former Phoebe Millard
    $400 24
This Verdi opera was commissioned by Ismail Pasha, khedive of Egypt, & premiered in Cairo in 1871
    $400 17
The peridot, also known as precious olivine, is almost always this color
    $400 22
Noticing steamy hot springs, Iceland's 1st settler gave this city its name which means "smoke bay"
    $600 10
It's often called the windpipe
    $600 6
This Calcutta-born English novelist not only wrote "Vanity Fair", he illustrated it as well
    $600 13
Richard Nixon in the election of 1972 & Ronald Reagan in 1984 each carried this number of states
    $600 25
When this man managed the Metropolitan Opera, he fired Maria Callas & wouldn't hire Beverly Sills
    $600 18
The Hope Diamond was cut from a larger diamond that was part of this country's crown jewels, stolen in 1792
    $600 27
Viking ships had sails made of linen or this coarse woven fabric
    $800 11
Not all of these medieval poet musicians were strolling; some were attached to a court
    $800 7
This Dickens hero quits his job as a tutor, takes the half-wit Smike with him & becomes an actor
    $800 14
As gov. of Mass., he called out the National Guard when Boston police went on strike in 1919
    $800 26
This composer of "Babes in Toyland" also wrote the operas "Madeleine" & "Natoma" & helped found ASCAP
    $800 19
This gemstone gets its beautiful deep blue color from a rare mineral called lazurite
    $800 28
The Vikings were the 1st to use this type of trial for settling lawsuits
    DD: $1,200 12
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi founded this movement that uses a Sanskrit mantra to find deeper consciousness
    DD: $800 8
In her novel, two sisters, Elinor & Marianne Dashwood, represent "Sense & Sensibility"
    $1000 15
He was the 8th president & the first born in the United States
    $1000 20
The diamond known as the "Star of" this continent is set in the British royal scepter

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Avrom Elizabeth Tom
$6,200 $4,200 $2,300

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Final Jeopardy! Round

It's the smallest state in land area of those not in the original 13 colonies

Final scores:

Avrom Elizabeth Tom
$3,999 $2,199 $100
2-day champion: $18,099 2nd place: Trip to Ingleside Inn, Palm Springs, & Pinseeker golf clubs 3rd place: Gaggia ice cream machine

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Avrom Elizabeth Tom
$6,200 $4,200 $2,300
21 R
(including 2 DDs),
6 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
9 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $12,700

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Game tape date: 1989-08-29
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