Show #7624 - Thursday, November 2, 2017


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Kelvin Smith, a Ph.D. student from Birmingham, Alabama

Monica Ashar, an attorney from Washington, D.C.

Jenny Wrigley, a yoga instructor from Olive Branch, Mississippi (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Kevin Frazier: Some of history's biggest stories.) (Nancy O'Dell: ET style.)
    $200 1
An Explorers Club member, this 2nd man to stand on the moon lent his name to a space exploration award given by the club
    $200 23
The curly-leaf variety of this herb is the one that's often used as garnish
    $200 4
Young Mia Thermopolis suddenly finds herself the Royal Highness of Genovia in this book
    $200 2
George S. Kaufman or Wendy Wasserstein, for example
    $200 16
Deneb & Sirius are both these
    $200 22
(Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier of Entertainment Tonight present the clue.)
(Kevin) Studio execs are scratching their heads as this sleeper sci-fi movie is overshadowing "The Other Side of Midnight" as the summer hit of 1977
(Nancy) It opened at Mann's Chinese Theater just before Memorial Day weekend & it's looking like a blockbuster
    $400 12
On TV in the 1960s we learned that its mission was "to seek out new life and new civilizations"
    $400 24
This herb is essential both to bechamel sauce and to a bouquet garni
    $400 6
These 2 siblings have solved such cases as "The Twisted Claw" & "The Hidden Harbor Mystery"
    $400 3
Jacob swindled Esau out of one
    $400 17
Draco, Monoceros
    $400 28
(Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier of Entertainment Tonight present the clue.)
(Nancy) It is August 15, 1939 & "E.T." is at the Hollywood premiere of "The Wizard of Oz"
(Kevin) We interview Judy Garland, & ask how it felt literally bringing down the house on this character & then stealing her shoes
    $600 13
Located at Pier 15 in this city's Embarcadero, the Exploratorium is the place to "feed your curiosity"
    $600 25
It can be grated like horseradish, to which it is often compared
    $600 7
That's "some pig", this character in "Charlotte's Web"
    $600 5
Title 17 of the U.S. Code covers the duration of these
    DD: $2,000 18
Whirlpool, Sombrero
    $600 29
(Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier of Entertainment Tonight present the clue.)
(Kevin) It's November 21, 1980, with an actors' strike pushing the TV season back, it's been 8 months since we saw this character get shot
(Nancy) Tonight, 80 million viewers around the country will finally find out who done it--
(Kevin) My money's on the sister-in-law
    $800 14
CBS & the A.P. featured an article on public curiosity related to this fictional 7-year-old Latina's immigration status
    $800 26
Vichyssoise is made with leeks & garnished with this other member of the onion family, the smallest one
    $800 8
A boy asks Santa for a reindeer's silver bell in this classic by Chris Van Allsburg
    $800 10
A builder of barges, a constructor of caravels
    $800 19
Titania, Enceladus
    $800 21
(Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier of Entertainment Tonight present the clue.)
(Kevin) It's "E.T." for March 28, 1973 & last night, the Academy made him an offer he refused
(Nancy) We sit down with Sacheen Littlefeather, who turned down the Oscar for this leading man
    $1000 15
Lewis & Clark journeyed nearly 8,000 miles to the Pacific & back leading the group with this 3-word name
    $1000 27
There actually is an herb called this, a word for a flavor that is salty or spicy but not sweet
    $1000 9
She's the speedy filly young Ken McLaughlin calls "My Friend"
    $1000 11
Full of life & vigor; it's especially used of senior citizens
    $1000 20
Borrelly, Hyakutake
    $1000 30
(Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier of Entertainment Tonight present the clue.)
(Nancy) The March 19, 1990 cover of Newsweek--"Rap Rage"--has rap gone too far?
(Kevin) With this "Funky Cold Medina" & "Wild Thing" rapper pictured below the headline, we'll say it--no. No, it hasn't

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

Jenny Monica Kelvin
$2,000 $5,200 -$400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jenny Monica Kelvin
$7,400 $4,600 $1,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 7
In 1844 a Vermont newspaper described these soothing chairs as "wooden narcotics"
    $400 10
One of her last transmissions was "Have been unable to reach you by radio. We are flying at 1,000 feet"
    $400 2
To overeat, or a deep, narrow passage with steep, rocky sides
    $400 13
Bridge of the Gods & Grand Coulee Dam Bridge both span this mighty river
    $800 8
Appropriately, Howard Hawks did use this type of folding armchair, with his name on the back & everything
    $800 20
The FBI did not believe the old Giants stadium to be the final resting place of this union man, unseen since July 30, 1975
    $800 3
An acronym for a confusing situation, its first 2 letters stand for "situation normal"
    $800 22
John Fogerty has a Louisville slugger-shaped guitar that he uses for live performances of this baseball song
    $800 24
Going from Delmarva peninsula to S.E. Virginia, you're likely on the bridge & tunnel system that spans this bay
    $1200 9
This leather armchair bears the name of the type of the men's organizations that used them
    $1200 16
This "Twelve Years a Slave" author left public view in 1857 but may have been working for the Underground Railroad
    $1200 4
It's a slang synonym for zero, or a brand of lighter
    $1200 21
"My Oh My" is Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' tribute to Dave Niehaus, the longtime announcer for this A.L. West team
    DD: $1,000 23
The Matadi suspension bridge traverses this big river in a certain democratic republic
    $1600 11
Ben Franklin designed a chair with a built-in stepladder to be used in this room of his house
    $1600 15
In 1587 she became the first English child born in America but soon, she & her colony were lost
    $1600 19
Literally "storm & stress", this literary movement associated with Goethe made him famous
    $1600 5
It can mean nifty or foppish
    $1600 18
Don Henley hit No. 5 with this song whose title he got from a book about the Brooklyn Dodgers
    $1600 1
Seen here, the BU Bridge spans this river
    DD: $1,200 12
This 18th century British furniture maker was known for his rococo chairs with a distinctive back
    $2000 17
Theodosia, daughter of this ex-vice president, was on a ship that disappeared off the coast of Cape Hatteras in 1813
    $2000 6
It's the French name for the type of shoe seen here, carved from a single block of wood
    $2000 14
Austin's Pennybacker Bridge offers a picturesque view of this river

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jenny Monica Kelvin
$12,800 $7,800 $4,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Only 4 men have been both VP & president & served in both houses of Congress; 2 of them shared this last name

Final scores:

Jenny Monica Kelvin
$9,999 $12,801 $2,801
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $12,801 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jenny Monica Kelvin
$11,600 $9,000 $4,000
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
17 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
5 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $24,600

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Game tape date: 2017-08-08
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