Show #8214 - Thursday, April 30, 2020

Sarah Jett Rayburn game 5.


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Jesse Laymon, a public policy director from Long Island City, New York

Kevin Curran, an attorney from Chicago, Illinois

Sarah Jett Rayburn, a writer and stay-at-home mom from Hutto, Texas (whose 4-day cash winnings total $89,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 6
I think I can, I think I can, get you to give me this 5-word title of a Watty Piper kids' book with a never-give-up message
    $200 25
BU for short, it had a different name when it was founded, as it was then in Vermont
    $200 1
John Avildsen may have been an underdog, but he won a directing Oscar for this 1976 Sylvester Stallone movie
    $200 26
Born in Austria, the Governator
    $200 30
At his 2018 funeral his son said he was "The brightest of a thousand points of light"
    $200 11
The front of a building, or any type of deceptive display
    $400 18
In the classic Collodi tale, he's the woodcarver who creates Pinocchio
    $400 13
In 1860 William T. Sherman was the 1st leader of this then seminary of learning & military academy, 9 years before it moved to Baton Rouge
    $400 2
To win a 2000 Oscar in this movie, Russell Crowe played a real blood sport
    $400 23
AKA Mr. Tepes, the Impaler
    $400 29
Many funeral homes suggest keeping this to 5 minutes or less
    $400 12
This type of imprecise "logic" used by certain computers would net you a fine Scrabble score
    $600 7
Created by Hans Christian Andersen, this tiny girl fends off marriage-minded toads before meeting her one true love
    DD: $1,000 14
In 1855 2 faculty members & 10 students began hitting the books at this now-Big Ten school less than 15 miles from Chicago
    $600 3
He won a Best Actor Oscar for his role as real-life champ Jake LaMotta in 1980's "Raging Bull"
    $600 8
A Keystone Star, The Little Tramp
    $600 20
Her 1997 funeral included a song with the revised lyrics "Goodbye England's rose, may you ever grow in our hearts"
    $600 19
This 9-letter word referring to an exact copy became the namesake for a machine involving copies
    $800 9
In this novel by Scott O'Dell, a girl named Karana is alone on the title isle
    $800 15
One of the Seven Sisters, this Poughkeepsie college was founded in 1861 but didn't open until 1865
    $800 4
This Swank-y 2004 film fought its way to Oscars for Best Picture, Director, Actress & Supporting Actor
    $800 16
A frequent presidential candidate, the Great Compromiser
    $800 28
Pollen found in burial caves used by these ancient humans named for a German valley suggests flowers were laid with their dead
    $800 21
It's commonly used for outdoor paving and was also the original last name of the animated Fred and Wilma
    $1000 10
One of the first novels for children was the 1765 book seen here about this girl whose name now means someone annoyingly virtuous
    $1000 24
This NYC school of design was founded in 1896 & became a division of The New School for Social Research in 1970
    $1000 5
Punchy pug Marlon Brando brawled his way to a Best Actor Oscar in this 1954 classic
    $1000 17
Died in 1400, the Father of English Poetry
    $1000 27
Venerating the underworld goddess Mictecacihuatl, this celebration was moved to coincide with All Saints' Day & All Souls' Day
    $1000 22
When something's done & cannot be altered, it's this 2-word French term

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

Sarah Kevin Jesse
$2,800 $400 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sarah Kevin Jesse
$6,800 $3,400 $6,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 10
The 2012 film "Red Tails" tells the story of the WWII African-American flyers known as these airmen
    $400 26
Ferde Grofé's suite named for this Arizona landmark has trumpets mimicking crickets
    $400 15
The Tigris River flows through this capital
    $400 25
The first "W" in WWE, where Kofi Kingston & No Way Jose wrestle with issues
    $400 5
In 1980-81 the eyes of Texas--& apparently, everyone else--were on this CBS nighttime soap, No. 1 for the season
    $400 17
At the blackjack table, don't hit on hard 17 or you'll probably do this synonym for "break"
    $800 6
William Penn created Pennsylvania as a refuge for religious minorities, like this faith of his
    $800 27
When the L.A. Phil did Prokofiev's "Scythian Suite", it used several flutes but only one of these highest-pitched woodwinds
    $800 11
In troubled Venezuela, many have scoured the polluted waters of the Guaire River in this capital in search of anything of value
    $800 16
The "A" in the disease AIDS
    $800 4
Ken Levine & David Isaacs penned "The Boys in the Bar" & "The Last Angry Mailman" episodes of this sitcom
    $800 18
Numbers that have been summed & cars that have been wrecked beyond repair have been this
    $1200 7
This Wild West frontiersman got his name on a state capital in 1864
    $1200 28
In the 1950s Chico O'Farrill's "Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite" featured this "avian" saxophonist tootin'
    DD: $5,600 12
Of the 4 capitals that stand on the Danube, 3 start with a "B": Bratislava, Budapest & this one further south
    $1200 20
The "F" in FISA, authorized in 1978
    $1200 3
The song "Kiss" says, "You don't have to watch" this ABC drama "to have an attitude" but many did watch those Carringtons
    $1200 19
An appliance that's not working is "on the" this German first name
    $1600 8
The public was intrigued when this man's November 1963 8mm film footage was shown on TV in 1975
    $1600 29
"Mercury, The Winged Messenger" in this Holst suite brings some high-pitched frivolity
    $1600 13
A tributary of the Rhine, the Aare River wraps around this city on three sides in a canton of the same name
    $1600 21
In AT&T it's what the "T&T" originally was short for
    $1600 2
Not Hawkeye but this "M*A*S*H" tentmate became the title character of an '80s drama
    $1600 23
A fissure between friends, or a valley formed between 2 faults
    $2000 9
"Message from Mrs. Madison. She sends her love to Mrs. Wethered" was Dolley's follow-up to this inventor's 1844 message
    DD: $300 30
There's a bassoon solo in the Rimsky-Korsakov suite named for this woman who told great stories
    $2000 14
This capital of Laos lies on the Mekong
    $2000 22
The "L" in the drug LSD
    $2000 1
She played a dazzling array of characters on her show that earned the FOX network its first Emmy nomination
    $2000 24
This synonym for "hernia" can also refer to a break in a pipeline

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sarah Kevin Jesse
$12,500 $13,000 $11,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Copywriter Keith Goldberg wrote this question in 1999 for a financial services company; they're still using it

Final scores:

Sarah Kevin Jesse
$1 $499 $13,000
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $13,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sarah Kevin Jesse
$12,800 $13,000 $6,400
16 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R,
3 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W

Combined Coryat: $32,200

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Game tape date: 2020-02-19
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