Show #2838 - Wednesday, December 25, 1996

"Merry Christmas" along with a decorated Christmas tree on a red background is shown on the game board at the top of the show, before each round, and at the end of the show.


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Jon Woodman, an attorney from Columbus, Ohio

Dee Weber, a grad student and substitute teacher from Potosi, Wisconsin

Amy O'Brien, a veterinarian from Prospect Heights, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $8,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 6
The Conway Cabal, a New England congressional group, plotted to oust this man as commander-in-chief
    $100 1
In the practice of couvade, this person simulates going through labor, pains & all
    $100 16
He's the only Chicago Bulls player named Rookie of the Year
    $100 11
In Eddy Arnold's "C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S", the "M" is for this place where Jesus lay
    $100 21
In 1996 the FDA approved Renova, the 1st prescription drug that claims to remove these
    $100 26
Meaning "of the day", it frequently follows "soup" on a menu
    $200 7
Samuel Chase tried to corner the market on this mill product using congressional inside information
    $200 2
This electronic test can tell a woman if she's having twins
    $200 17
On May 30, 1976 Johnny Rutherford won this rain-shortened auto race after driving only 255 miles
    $200 12
Nonsense syllables that follow "See the blazing yule before us"
    $200 22
In 1926 the 1st household pop-up one of these was marketed by the McGraw Electric Company
    $300 8
2 of the 4 great documents of the Continental Congress; Roger Sherman was the only man to sign all 4
    $300 3
A pregnant woman may be more susceptible to gingivitis because hormones soften these
    $300 18
In 1995 this New Jersey team won its first Stanley Cup by sweeping the Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
    $300 13
Word repeated 4 times before "Born is the king of Israel"
    DD: $600 23
Profession of Bob Burnside, who invented the following for his work:
    $300 29
This phrase meaning ahead of one's time is often used to describe modern artists
    $400 9
Francis Hopkinson claimed he designed this U.S. symbol; in 1781 Congress denied him sole credit
    $400 4
Found in cigarettes, it affects the efficiency of the placenta & may lead to low birth weight
    $400 19
This American League team was once known as the Plymouth Rocks
    $400 14
In Mel Torme's "The Christmas Song", folks are dressed up like these
    $400 24
In 1916 Northam Warren created the first liquid type of this, Cutex
    $400 27
This term often referring to a first-class cook literally means "Blue Ribbon"
    $500 10
Josiah Bartlett represented this colony; later he became governor & Dartmouth gave him an honorary M.D. degree
    $500 5
Psychoprophylaxis teaches a mother techniques of relaxing & controlling this action
    $500 20
At 1 1/2 miles, this third leg of horse racing's Triple Crown is the longest of the 3 races
    $500 15
"A Holly Jolly Christmas" & "Silver And Gold" came from this 1964 TV special featuring Burl Ives
    $500 25
Dutch firm credited with inventing the compact audiocassette in 1963
    $500 28
2-word phrase for a young foreigner who performs housework in exchange for room & board

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

Amy Dee Jon
$900 $1,400 $500

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Amy Dee Jon
$2,000 $2,800 $1,900

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 6
"Something" was one of the few big Beatles hits written by this member
    $200 11
The first reform temple of this religion opened in Hamburg, Germany in 1818
    $200 16
The name of this state is from an Aleut word meaning "Great Land"
    $200 1
Recent versions of this company's flagship product include Dr. Barbie & Teacher Barbie
    $200 21
In 1804 this U.S. president hired George Hunter to explore the Red River
    $200 26
He's often considered Boris Pasternak's alter ego
    $400 7
This country singer has charted more than 25 No. 1 songs, including 1995's "Check Yes Or No"
    $400 12
Around 67 A.D. St. Linus succeeded this man as Pope
    $400 17
It's "The Empire State of the South" as well as "The Peach State"
    $400 2
This salt company's "Umbrella Girl" is one of the most famous brand icons in the United States
    $400 22
In 1926 this German airline commissioned Sven Hedin to survey China for proposed air routes
    $400 27
Darby Shaw investigates the murder of 2 Supreme Court justices in this John Grisham book
    $600 8
"Romola" was her only historical novel
    $600 13
The standard text of this holy book was formed during the reign of Caliph Uthman, 644-656
    $600 18
Nicknamed "The First State", it became the first state December 7, 1787
    $600 3
This company introduced Kleenex in 1924
    $600 23
Believing he'd betrayed his Arab friends, he sought obscurity, changing his name to T.E. Shaw
    $600 28
This 1992 Terry McMillan novel focuses on 4 friends: Robin, Bernadine, Gloria & Savannah
    $800 9
In 1741 he completed his last opera, "Deidamia"; from then on, he concentrated on oratorios
    $800 14
It's estimated this founder of Methodism preached over 40,000 sermons
    DD: $1,000 19
It's alphabetically last among the 50 states
    $800 4
This Connecticut-based company is the leading producer of mailing equipment & postage meters
    $800 24
Bartholomew Gosnold named this Mass. island in honor of his daughter & its abundant grapes
    $800 29
This Evelyn Waugh novel is narrated by Charles Ryder
    $1000 10
He first choreographed "Slaughter On Tenth Avenue" for the Rodgers & Hart show "On Your Toes"
    $1000 15
The Parsis, followers of this Persian religion, can be found today living in Bombay
    $1000 20
"If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you" is the motto of this state
    $1000 5
This Wisconsin-based mail order clothing company has a mailing list of 20 million names
    $1000 25
Alexander Gordon Laing was killed by natives soon after visiting this exotic Mali city
    DD: $3,500 30
She was the first Mrs. De Winter

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Amy Dee Jon
$6,200 $8,800 $8,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Billy Wilder & this actor-director are tied for the most Best Original Screenplay nominations: 12 apiece

Final scores:

Amy Dee Jon
$3,599 $2,599 $17,600
2nd place: Trip to Washington, D.C. 3rd place: Gibson Refrigerator/Freezer New champion: $17,600

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Amy Dee Jon
$6,200 $8,600 $6,000
15 R,
1 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $20,800

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Game tape date: 1996-10-23
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