Show #8000 - Friday, May 24, 2019

James Holzhauer game 27. James breaks the $2 million mark.


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Susan Waller, a K-12 school administrator from Chester, Pennsylvania

Sam Kooistra, a criminal defense lawyer from Tucson, Arizona

James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (whose 26-day cash winnings total $1,991,135)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each clue will be delivered by a personality from one of our affiliated stations in the great state of Texas.)
(Alex: "Green" in quotation marks, coming up in each correct response.)
    $200 30
(Hi, I'm Deborah Knapp for KENS 5.) The Witte Museum's collection includes a fiddle filled with rattlesnake rattles that belonged to this frontiersman & onetime Congressman who met his end at the Alamo
    $200 28
In an oxymoronic phrase, it precedes "on purpose"
    $200 29
This Dr. is in:
"Got a palace in the hills overlookin' the sea, it's worth 8 but I only paid 5.3"
    $200 25
The 2 characters in this book are Sam-I-Am & a nameless finicky eater
    $200 26
He uses his left hand to write checks to the charitable foundation named for him & wife Melinda
    $200 27
The distance a photon travels in a vacuum in 365 days, this unit is often hyphenated
    $400 16
(I'm Anne Elise Parks with TXA 21.) The George W. Bush Presidential Library is in this city where the president moved back to after the White House
    $400 18
Merriam-Webster points out that writers like Thackeray have used it to mean its opposite, "figuratively"
    $400 24
Just 10 days after its release, "This Is America" by this rapper had over 100 million views on YouTube
    $400 21
A novel by Fannie Flagg is called this food "at the Whistlestop Cafe"
    $400 15
He played the classic bass lines for "Michelle" & "Paperback Writer" as a lefty
    DD: $11,600 22
This unit of explosive power is equivalent to detonating 2 billion pounds of TNT
    $600 8
(I'm Pooja Lodhia with ABC 13.) Opened in 1961, KTRK was the first large domed structure in Houston; a few years later its architect, Hermon Lloyd, designed this bigger one
    $600 17
Without exception; it precedes "Fabulous" in a TV title
    $600 23
Lil Duval provided a "Smile (Living My Best Life)" with help from this "canine" superstar & Ball Greezy
    $600 19
"Anne of Avonlea" was the first of 7 sequels to this sentimental 1908 bestseller
    $600 12
Steve Young used his left hand to toss 6 TD passes in this team's 1995 Super Bowl rout of the Chargers
    $600 14
In terms of radiation intensity, one crab equals the output of the Crab one of these celestial masses
    $800 7
(I'm Robert Hadlock from KXAN.) You may think the yellow rose is the Texas state flower, but it's actually this one named for its color
    $800 13
Motherly synonym
    $800 20
It's the "Mode" Travis Scott was in to go to No. 1 on the pop charts in 2018
    $800 4
The medieval "Sir Gawain and" this foe is often attributed to the Pearl Poet
    $800 9
She used her left hand to point while saying, "You get a car! You get a car!"
    $800 11
This number is 10 to the power of a googol
    $1000 6
(Hi, I'm Kris Radcliffe from KCEN 6.) The "Branding the Brazos" sculptures depict a cattle drive across Waco's suspension bridge, opened in 1870 as part of this trail; there was a nickel toll for each head of cattle crossing
    $1000 5
We're heading this way, a non-ly adverb meaning toward the mouth of a river
    $1000 10
Following "Licensed to Ill", this second "Ill" album by the Beastie Boys featured "Sabotage"
    $1000 3
It's Hemingway's chronicle of big game hunting in what's now Tanzania
    $1000 2
This artist famed for his "impossible constructions" like "Ascending and Descending" constructed them as a lefty
    $1000 1
In geologic time it's smaller than an eon or era, but the Eocene one still lasted about 20 million years

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

James Sam Susan
$9,000 $1,400 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

James Sam Susan
$24,600 $2,200 -$600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: In honor of the 200th birthday year, a whole category devoted to...)
    $400 28 says this city led the world with 632 opera performances in 2017-18, many at the Bolshoi
    $400 27
John Mahoney came into our homes as Martin Crane, father of this sitcom title character
    $400 26
A male turkey & guitarist Garcia
    $400 1
In Exodus this ruler "charged all his people, saying, every son that is born ye shall cast into the river"
    $800 16
A big opera debut of 2017 was John Adams' (not Puccini's) "Girls" (not "Girl") "of the Golden" this
    $800 24
By Grabthar's hammer, this late, great actor was also a classic "Die Hard" villain
    $800 25
Title for a lord's wife & Charlie Chaplin's classic character
    $800 19
In Genesis 1 God encourages population growth, "saying, be ____, and ____"
    $800 23
Honda broke through in the U.S. with the 1973 this, a model still made today
    $800 22
Victoria set a new fashion trend when she wore a white wedding dress with lace to marry this prince of a guy in 1840
    $1200 15
Joan Sutherland used to really nail this character's big mad scene in Lammermoor Castle
    $1200 14
Tessio in "The Godfather", on the small screen he spun off his show "Fish" from a character he played on "Barney Miller"
    $1200 17
A declaration of victory in a card game & a musical synonym for "keynote"
    $1200 18
"No man can" these 3 words; "either he will hate the one, & love the other; or else he will hold to the one, & despise the other"
    $1200 20
This train sung of by blues artists got its name from its 12:05 A.M. departure en route to Parchman Penitentiary
    $1200 21
After attending this Shakespeare comedy, the queen mentioned "Mendelssohn's beautiful overture" in her diary
    DD: $2,000 6
The waiting list for the annual Wagner Festival in this Bavarian city can be 10 years long
    $1600 13
A regular in James Cameron films, he appeared in "True Lies", "Aliens" & "Titanic"
    $1600 12
A cute-sounding type of promise & what the skull protects
    $1600 7
The book of Acts reports that this first Christian martyr "did great wonders and miracles among the people"
    $1600 11
A biplane called the Vin Fiz left Long Island in 1911 & 16 crashes later, completed the first crossing by plane of this
    $1600 5
During a historic visit to Paris in 1855, Victoria had a meet & greet with this emperor III at the Palace of Versailles
    $2000 4
Tired of his native Italy, in 1824 this "Barber of Seville" composer moved to Paris, where he was rapturously received
    $2000 8
This horror movie actor has been listed as a record holder for most screen credits, including the "Lord of the Rings" films
    $2000 9
IBM president Thomas & a pain in the neck
    DD: $2,600 2
Isaiah prophesied peace, when "they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into" these
    $2000 10
John Cooper made this little British car a force in racing
    $2000 3
Given this new anesthetic to inhale, Queen Victoria felt little or no pain in 1853 when she delivered her eighth child

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

James Sam Susan
$39,400 -$2,000 $1,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: That narrows it down considerably, doesn't it?)
Astronomy buffs visit Idaho for the USA's first dark sky reserve; oddly, part of it is this resort area with a bright name

Final scores:

James Sam Susan
$74,400 -$2,000 $1,800
27-day champion: $2,065,535 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

James Sam Susan
$28,200 $2,600 $1,800
37 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
10 R,
5 W
(including 2 DDs)
3 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $32,600

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