Show #2855 - Friday, January 17, 1997


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Bruce Bullock, an office assistant originally from Jacksonville, Florida

Pam Wilson, an editor from Los Angeles, California

Leo Jones, an aerospace systems engineer originally from Upland, California

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 1880s
(Alex: Writers are having fun!)
    $100 6
In 1881 she founded the American Red Cross
    $100 17
On Jan. 30, 1969 the Beatles gave their last public performance on the roof of this record company's London offices
    $100 8
The Buddha was born in the kingdom of the Sakyas on the border of present-day Nepal & this country
    $100 9
The brown type of this rodent is known by many names including house, sewer & Norway
    $100 30
Paprika is an essential ingredient in this popular Hungarian stew, whose name is short for "herdsman's meat"
    $100 1
Parton's streetcars
    $200 7
In May 1889 more than 2,000 lives were lost when a dam burst & flooded this Pennsylvania city
    $200 18
This leader of the Miracles named his daughter Tamla after Berry Gordy Jr.'s first record label
    $200 22
Until he admitted his aunt, Buddha refused to allow these people into his community
    $200 10
Paradichlorobenzene crystals are used to control these fabric-eating insects
    $200 29
In 1867 Hungary & this country established a dual monarchy that lasted until the end of World War I
    $200 2
Seinfeld's fruits
    $300 14
While in London in 1886, Liszt gave a private concert for this queen
    $300 19
RCA stands for this
    $300 23
The World Peace Pagoda in this city also called Yangon was built to mark 2,500 years of Buddhism
    $300 11
Dog eczema is usually associated with the presence of these pests
    $300 28
The Hungarians call this river the Duna
    $300 3
Jay's secretaries
    $400 15
Built for the Home Insurance Co., the first skyscraper was constructed in this U.S. city 1883-85
    $400 20
In 1952 Sam Phillips founded this Memphis label to record R&B & country artists
    $400 24
This name given to the Buddha at birth means "goal reached", as Hermann Hesse probably knew
    $400 12
The black fire species of this insect was introduced to the United States from South America
    $400 26
In 1982 Hungary joined this organization, the IMF, which arranges economic aid to its members
    $400 4
Diane's attorneys
    $500 16
In 1883 she wrote "The New Colossus" to help raise funds for the Statue of Liberty
    $500 21
In 1962 Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss founded Carnival Records, later renamed this
    $500 25
At age 29 Buddha had this many visions, later the number of Buddhism's noble truths
    DD: $400 13
When their population soars the crown-of-thorns type of this sea creature can damage coral reefs
    $500 27
This ethnic group makes up at least 95% of Hungary's population
    $500 5
Sajak's Siameses

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

Leo Pam Bruce
$700 $1,700 $1,300

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Leo Pam Bruce
$2,100 $3,700 $900

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 11
Features of this Kentucky park include the Frozen Niagara & Alice's Grotto
    $200 6
In 1934 he assumed the title Fuhrer & chancellor of Germany
    $200 26
As a student, film composer Nino Rota based an opera on this Dane's fairy tale "The Prince And The Swineherd"
    $200 1
When this Tudor king died in 1547 he had circulatory disorders & a leg ulcer
    $200 13
This Belgian created by Agatha Christie became a sleuth after retiring from the police force
    $200 18
It's believed to be an abbreviation for "Oll Korrect"
    $400 12
The bathhouses on Bathhouse Row in this Arkansas park were modeled on those in Europe
    $400 7
Eleanor of Aquitaine was queen consort of this country before becoming queen consort of England
    $400 27
American composer Robert Ward based a 1961 opera on this author's famous play "The Crucible"
    $400 2
Tried since the 17th C., blood transfusions were mostly unsuccessful until these were discovered
    $400 14
The high spirited Alexandra Bergson is the heroine of this author's "O Pioneers!"
    $400 19
The name of this forecast prepared by an astrologer is from the Greek for "hour watcher"
    $600 23
In 1963 & 1964 the Park Service reintroduced 53 bison into this South Dakota park
    $600 8
This empire existed from Christmas Day 800 until August 6, 1806, when Francis II dissolved it
    $600 28
When Torroba's opera "El Poeta" premiered in 1980, this Spanish tenor played the title role
    $600 3
Anthelmintic drugs are also called vermifuges because they destroy these
    DD: $2,000 15
In a novel by this man, Annie Wilkes punishes Paul Sheldon for killing literary heroine Misery Chastain
    $600 20
LASER & MASER are examples of this type of word formed from the first letters of a series of words
    $800 24
To visit Jackson Hole, Wyoming, travel to this national park south of Yellowstone
    $800 9
James Connnolly & Patrick Pearse were among those executed for leading this April 1916 rebellion
    $800 4
The 1995 bestseller "The Hot Zone" chronicles this virus' near-outbreak in Washington, D.C.
    $800 16
Tessie Hutchinson draws the unlucky ticket in this enigmatic Shirley Jackson story
    $800 21
Meaning shapely or desirably plump, the word "zaftig" comes from this language
    $1000 25
The Great White Throne, a flat-topped monolith, rises about 2,400 feet above this Utah park's canyon floor
    $1000 10
In 1927 the 2nd Treaty of Tirana established a 20-year defensive alliance between Italy & this country
    DD: $1,000 5
Discovered in 1928, it kills gonococci, meningococci & streptococci
    $1000 17
In "To Kill A Mockingbird", his defense of Tom Robinson causes his children to be harassed by classmates
    $1000 22
Spelled one way it refers to an artillery weapon; spelled another way, it's an ecclesiastical rule

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Leo Pam Bruce
$3,900 $9,500 $3,100
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: What do you remember about it?)
Nicknamed for the sport their children play, they were part of the swing vote in 1996

Final scores:

Leo Pam Bruce
$900 $10,000 $6,199
3rd place: a Samsung fax machine New champion: $10,000 2nd place: a trip to Acapulco, Mexico

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Leo Pam Bruce
$3,900 $8,100 $3,200
18 R,
4 W
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
10 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $15,200

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Game tape date: 1996-11-06
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