Show #51 - Monday, November 19, 1984


Ron Tropsic, a marketing representative originally from Chicago, Illinois

Penny DeMille, a homemaker originally from Dayton, Ohio

Michael Backes, a puzzle designer originally from Tucson, Arizona (whose 1-day cash winnings total $10,700)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 6
Where we crown Miss America
    $100 9
She couldn't "bear" certain bowls, beds & chairs
    $100 17
His tearful '62 prediction, "This is my last press conference", didn't prove true
    $100 1
Known for his comedies, his "Chapter Two" told of his remarriage after his wife's death
    $100 12
Ford's '50s flop with a family name
    $200 7
In 1844 this 1st telegraph line was strung across this state from Baltimore to D.C.
    $200 11
Unknown author of the story of Aladdin
    $200 18
German who inspired the Russians to revolt by urging, "Workers of the world, unite"
    $200 2
Dustin Hoffman reincarnated his "Salesman" on Broadway in 1984
    $200 13
Fans howled at Mel Blanc's imitation of this, Jack Benny's junker
    $300 8
Local religion condoned human sacrifice here until abolished by king in 1819
    $300 22
Rumpelstiltskin's spinning substance
    $300 19
Ironically, Lincoln said this "is stronger than the bullet"
    DD: $500 3
Though Irish, he is considered, after Shakespeare, to be Britain's greatest playwright
    $300 14
Among the victims of the Depression was this company's Bearcat
    $400 10
Oribi, a Hopi village in the S.W., is probably oldest continuous settlement in U.S.
    $400 20
Truman said it's a recession when your neighbor loses his job, but this is a depression
    $400 4
Wrote "The Man in the Glass Booth" but acted in "Jaws" and "The Deep"
    $400 15
When production stopped in 1960, this Chrysler car had reached "de Endo"
    $500 21
The rattlesnake's warning on Revolutionary War flags
    $500 5
Won Tonys for "Torch Song Trilogy" & "La Cage aux Folles"
    $500 16
In '55, this steelmaker gave up making his namesake cars

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 8):

Mike Penny Ron
$300 $300 -$400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Penny Ron
$2,600 -$400 -$1,100

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE '30S
(Alex: Dollars, or money, in the news.)
    $200 3
It's the study of weather, not meteors
    $200 1
In theater, Kaufman & Ferber's "Dinner" time
    $200 14
Up through the convention, Mondale spent $18,644,878.39 trying to get this job
    $200 5
Sandburg's weather phenomenon that "comes in on little cat feet"
    $200 12
A bad one is biting your fingernails, a good one is calling mom once a week
    $200 10
Au revoir in German
    $400 4
In 1911, Casimir Funk discovered the 1st of what some people take "1-a-Day"
    $400 2
'37 dance rage or an appetizing name for New York
    $400 24
This actor's spaghetti sauce & salad dressing should raise $2.5 mil. for charity this year
    $400 6
New England "swinger of birches" who read his poetry for JFK's inauguration
    $400 13
The opposite of a dominant trait
    $400 11
Hitler began building these 4-laned highways in the '30s
    $600 7
Electricity that "doesn't go anywhere"
    $600 25
This gov't group has been buying 3ยข transistors for $110
    DD: $1,400 21
Scottish poet who wrote the poem on which this song is based:
    $600 15
1 who suffers from periods of depression alternating with periods of excitement
    $600 18
General time of day for a greeting of "Guten tag"
    $800 8
C8H10N4O2; Coke, Pepsi & Sanka found things go better without it
    $800 22
Poetic device illustrated by "a peck of pickled peppers"
    $800 16
The common name for somnambulism
    $800 19
German word meaning destroyed, ruined or all finished
    $1000 9
Edward G. Robinson played this bacteriologist whose "magic bullet" cured syphilis
    $1000 23
He said his poem "Kubla Khan" was inspired by an opium dream
    $1000 17
The ego resolves conflicts between this & the superego
    $1000 20
What you'd get in a restaurant asking for "Herr ober"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Penny Ron
$11,800 $1,800 -$1,100
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Either of 2 current pro baseball team names that don't end in "S"

Final scores:

Mike Penny Ron
$13,600 $1 -$1,100
2-day champion: $24,300 2nd place: Swintec typewriter + World Book encyclopedia 3rd place: Audiobahn AM/FM stereo

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mike Penny Ron
$11,500 $1,800 -$1,100
26 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
3 W
5 R,
7 W

Combined Coryat: $12,200

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Game tape date: 1984-09-11
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