Show #671 - Monday, July 6, 1987

Eric Berman game 3.


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Mary Ellis, a senior information center consultant from Randolph, Massachusetts

Vaughn West, a merchandising specialist from New York City

Eric Berman, a journalist from Crown Point, Indiana (whose 2-day cash winnings total $23,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 9
Cultivating potatoes is thought to have originated in South America with this Indian culture
    $100 15
2 of his brothers, his brother-in-law & his nephew were also killed at the Little Big Horn
    $100 1
Jack Klugman starred as this crusading coroner with no apparent 1st name
    $100 14
Very small for a monster, the Gila monster is actually a venomous species of this
    $100 20
Tsotomu Ishii wrote the names of 44 countries on a single grain of this
    $100 6
From French "to dance", Richard Gere was an American one in 1980
    $200 10
Broccoli, cauliflower, & Brussels sprouts are all related to this "heady" vegetable
    $200 16
After backing Napoleon, Denmark was forced to cede this Scandinavian country to Sweden
    $200 2
Sales of these increased when Kojak started using them to stop smoking
    $200 25
Long famed for its mules, this state & Tennessee both claim to lead nation in mule production
    $200 21
Used for stitching on mattress buttons lengthwise, the longest one of these ever made was 6'1"
    $200 7
An immature cucumber, it makes a popular pickle
    $300 11
1 of 2 vegetables listed in the World Book that begin with "E"
    $300 17
Observance of what is now Veterans Day dates back to this war's end, which occurred on November 11
    $300 3
This series featuring a trio of detectives was once described as "a skin & hair show"
    $300 26
It's said the mammal that can jump the highest isn't a kangaroo but this member of the cat family
    $300 23
In less than a minute, Tony Dowdswell ate almost 3½ lbs. of this before it melted
    $300 8
From Japanese for "art person", she's trained in the art of entertaining men
    $400 12
Despite the name, you don't have to be a rabbi to get into one of these easy peeling oranges
    $400 18
War in which the U.S. Army was also called "the Grand Army of the Republic"
    $400 4
Lt. Columbo was inspired by the characteristics of Petrovich, the policeman in this Dostoevski novel
    $400 27
Its name is from the Algonquian "skekawa", meaning "mammal who urinates"
    DD: $500 22
Bandleader who recorded over 800 songs for Decca, including the following:
    $500 13
Other tropical fruit mentioned in 1st line of Rosemary Clooney's 1957 hit "Mangos"
    $500 19
The Soviets use troops from this country to promote their aims in Angola & Ethiopia
    $500 5
Occupation of Fenton Hardy, father of "The Hardy Boys"
    $500 24
In a 1960s ad jingle, Mr. Clean was supposed to get rid of these 2 "G"s in just a minute

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Eric Vaughn Mary
$1,800 -$400 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Vaughn Mary
$3,100 $600 $1,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And a rather limited category...)
    $200 10
Jeannie C. Riley hit #1 singing about "The day my mama socked it to" them
    $200 6
Inspired by wooden versions made in Ancient Egypt, Cyrus Yale made 1st cylinder type of this in 1848
    $200 15
    $200 7
She died tragically in 1949 after being struck by an automobile in her hometown, Atlanta
    $200 1
Linda Kozlowski spent much of this 1986 film interviewing the title character, played by Paul Hogan
    $200 19
Churchill suffered a political setback by opposing this king's 1936 abdication
    $400 11
Johnny Cash sang, "I keep a close watch on this heart of mine" in this song
    $400 21
Joseph Swan invented this in England about the same time Edison invented it here
    $400 16
Located just east of the Ivory Coast, present-day Ghana used to be called this coast
    $400 8
Before he was expelled from West Point, this macabre author was forced to leave the U. of Virginia, too
    $400 2
This "Saturday Night Live" duo were "Neighbors" on the big screen
    DD: $600 20
Edward III's famous son, Prince Edward, got this nickname from the color of his armor
    $600 12
Song in which Hank Williams asked, "...What-cha got cookin'? How's about cookin' somethin' up with me"
    $600 22
Invention of this is attributed to Igor Sikorsky in 1939
    $600 9
Thomas Wolfe subtitled this "seraphic" novel "A Story of the Buried Life"
    $600 3
One critic called this "City Heat" duo "the hard-boiled equivalent of Laurel & Hardy"
    $800 13
In 1980 Shelly West & David Frizzell told each other, "You're the reason God made..." this state
    $800 26
President who invented the dumbwaiter
    $800 17
His 2nd wife, Margaret Bourke-White, took the photos for some of his books, but not "Tobacco Road"
    DD: $1,000 4
This sensual dancing pair danced in a pair of movies, "Singin' in the Rain" & "Brigadoon"
    $1000 14
Bobby Bare's 1976 musical request was "dropkick me, Jesus, through" these
    $1000 23
At least 20 companies turned down this Chester Carlson invention, finally sold to Haloid of Rochester, N.Y.
    $1000 25
Gdansk, Poland, birthplace of Solidarity, was, before WWII, a free city called this
    $1000 18
This Tennessee-born film critic's novel "A Death in the Family" wasn't published until after his death
    $1000 5
He was McCabe & she was Mrs. Miller
    $1000 24
Edward VI was the son of Henry VIII and this queen

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Vaughn Mary
$6,900 $5,400 $2,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The 2 contenders in the closest U.S. presidential popular vote in the 20th century

Final scores:

Eric Vaughn Mary
$10,800 $10,400 $5,198
3-day champion: $34,100 2nd place: Homelite Jacobsen 8 hp mower + Pannill sweats 3rd place: Fedders whisper-quiet room air conditioner

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Eric Vaughn Mary
$7,500 $5,700 $2,600
20 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $15,800

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Game tape date: 1987-03-04
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