Show #7698 - Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Rob Worman game 1.


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Erin Matherne, a graphic designer from Winter Garden, Florida

Rob Worman, an escalation manager from Edina, Minnesota

Frank Lang, a utility locator from Mesa, Arizona (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,999)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
In 1892 Edison's Light Company became this entity that is still a big deal today
    $200 8
(Kelly and Jimmy of the Clue Crew demonstrate use of a classic toy.) Beloved by pranksters worldwide, this device began zapping handshakers in the 1920s
    $200 11
OED credits "nerds" Todd & Lisa for popularizing this term for grinding knuckles on the head
    $200 24
It's the last word of "God Bless America"
    $200 22
Bear Bryant tells this speedy Winston Groom title guy he'll be a "secret weapon" like an "Adam" bomb
    $200 16
Draw! Bill Mauldin was a 2-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for editorial these
    $400 6
Attempts to profit off this man's X-rays led to the tragic death of Edison's assistant Clarence Dally
    $400 5
In the 1960s Mattel & Hasbro introduced these 2 classic male dolls, one a perfect date & one a perfect soldier
    $400 15
"Wayne's World" popularized this 3-letter interjection meaning "I don't really believe what I just said"
    $400 25
An aglet is the tip on one of these
    $400 23
"Runs" is the last word of this 1960 John Updike novel about a man running from his responsibilities
    $400 17
Tim Berners-Lee is a winner of the Draper Prize from the NAE, the National Academy of this
    $600 7
Edison stiffed this man to the tune of $50,000 & told him, "When you become...American, you will appreciate an American joke"
    $600 4
"Signs point to yes" that you might now this fortune-telling toy that began as the "Syco-Seer" in the 1940s
    $600 14
In drag as Linda Richman in the "Coffee Talk" sketch, this comic popularized "verklempt" in English
    $600 26
Alliterative green McDonald's frozen treat
    $600 21
Roger Bannister & John Landy are runners to watch in Jason Beck's book titled "The Miracle" this
    $600 18
He's seen here around the time he won the 1981 Booker Prize for "Midnight's Children"
    $800 2
Edison on this: "What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil & coal run out before we tackle that"
    $800 9
A plastic family of toys in the 1970s, the Weebles were said to wobble, "but they don't" do this
    $800 12
The first citation for "brewski" was when these aliens from "France" put them in trick-or-treat bags
    DD: $1,000 27
2-faced Roman god of doorways
    $800 19
The Indian Space Research Organization won the 2014 Peace Prize named for this Indian woman
    $1000 3
To discredit the A.C. power system, Edison tried to make this tycoon's name synonymous with electrocution
    $1000 10
In the 1950s this toy car brand took off when its Elizabeth II coronation coach was a big seller
    $1000 13
The Rob-meister! The entry for "meister" credits this comedian & his "Copy-Machine Man" sketch
    $1000 20
In 2016 this annual prize went to Alejandro Aravena, a Chilean architect known for innovative, low-cost housing

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

Frank Rob Erin
$400 $3,000 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Frank Rob Erin
$1,200 $2,800 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 5
These people believed their god had told them to establish a new home & they did around 1325 in the valley of Mexico
    $400 15
This Disney character, seen here back in the 1930s, was at one time known as Dippy Dog
    $400 10
Super Bowls I & II:
these Upper Midwesterners
    $400 1
This Wisconsin city celebrates itself every April 14, a date based on its 414 area code
    DD: $2,400 6
A heroic stand against an invading army from this nation at 1862's Battle of Puebla is remembered every Cinco de Mayo
    $800 14
Famous for its August 6, 1945 mission, this B-29 bomber was named after the mother of pilot Paul Tibbets
    $800 2
Stephen Foster wrote song about being "way down upon" this river he never saw
    $1200 7
At Opening Ceremonies in 1968, hurdler Enriqueta Basilio became the first woman to light the Olympic this vessel
    $1200 16
A Shakespeare sprite & a recent Israeli PM had this first name that means "lion of God"
    $1200 24
Watch Susan Cain's TED Talk on "The Power of" these shy folks, then hit "shut down" & go meet people
    $1200 4
Someone defrauded of all his money has been "taken to" this type of facility
    $1200 11
The World Series in 2017: this team, Jose Altuve & co.
    DD: $3,600 3
Booker T. Washington founded a school in this city in 1881
    $1600 8
In 1853 Mexico sold territory south of the Gila River to the U.S. for $10 million in this acquisition
    $1600 17
This middle name of President Warren G. Harding is the name of a teacher of Paul in the Bible
    $1600 13
Join Bill Gates among users of this free language-learning site whose name includes a word meaning "pair"
    $1600 25
A way of asking how much something costs is "what's" this physical harm
    $1600 20
A 1988 Grand Slam in women's tennis:
this German
    $1600 23
This river begins its nearly 900-mile course near Knoxville
    $2000 9
In 1810, in a sermon & early call for Mexican independence, Father Miguel Hidalgo issued the "Cry of" this town
    $2000 18
This U.S. politician who backed exploration lent his last name to a massif that's Antarctica's highest point
    $2000 12
I'd put this at 1--I'm certain that has a section called "Statistics and" this
    $2000 21
It's not a speedy deer, it's money made easily in a short amount of time
    $2000 19
The Tour de France 5 straight years in the 1990s:
this Spaniard
    $2000 22
Located on the Columbia River in central Washington, this city calls itself "The Apple Capital of the World"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Frank Rob Erin
$4,400 $12,400 $3,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The title of this dance hit, No. 1 for 14 weeks in the '90s, can refer to a Seville, Spain neighborhood or a woman from there

Final scores:

Frank Rob Erin
$8,799 $15,900 $7,100
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $15,900 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Frank Rob Erin
$2,800 $10,000 $4,600
15 R
(including 1 DD),
10 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
6 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $17,400

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Game tape date: 2017-11-27
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