Show #4896 - Monday, December 19, 2005


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Laura McElfresh, a librarian from Atlanta, Georgia

Brendan O'Connor, a teacher from Cody, Wyoming

Kathy Reiff, a homemaker from Groton, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $5,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 21
The loud Australian bird known as a kookaburra is also known as this "laughing" equine
    $200 12
Ben has a little trouble with Brett Fav-ruh...Fav-re-ruh... Favre's last name in this 1998 comedy
    $200 26
The stimulant methylphenidate, used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is known by this trade name
    $200 1
A July 21, 1969 Wapakoneta, Ohio Daily News headline about a local boy read, "Neil steps on" this
    $200 10
This prosecutor struck up the band for Bill Clinton's impeachment with his report
    $200 5
John Gay wrote that this time of life is "the season made for joys"
    $400 22
The "Ground" for this sport in Melbourne, Australia has a capacity of about 100,000 spectators
    $400 13
"The penguins are psychotic!" says Alex the lion, voiced by Ben in this 2005 animated film
    $400 27
"Oxy" for short, this painkiller has been widely abused in poor rural areas in the U.S.
    $400 2
This Argentine-born minister for Castro left Cuba in 1965, reappearing as a fighter in Bolivia
    $400 11
Known as a great orator, this president sang the praises for the Sherman Antitrust Act he signed into law
    $400 6
He patented his cylinder pin-tumbler lock in 1861
    DD: $1,000 23
This Australian state reports it has lost the 1859 decree Victoria signed authorizing its name
    $600 14
"Come on cap, don't drag (my partner) into this. I shot my pony" admits Ben, in this movie update of a buddy cop TV show
    $600 28
Also known as Alprazolam, you could say it is an "X" factor in anti-anxiety drugs
    $600 3
On July 3, 1962 this European president proclaimed the independence of Algeria
    $600 17
Bill McCartney's harmony with Jesus led him to quit as football coach of this University's Buffaloes
    $600 7
In June 1991 Croatia broke away from it
    $800 24
Australia's smallest state, this island used to be called Van Diemen's Land
    $800 15
As a member of this "Royal" family, Ben asks, "Can we read it... is it dark?" & hears "Of course it's dark. It's a suicide note"
    $800 29
A compound of this lightest metal is used to treat bipolar disorder
    $800 4
In "The Feminine Mystique", she wrote of the suburban wife "afraid to ask even of herself... 'Is this all?'"
    $800 18
Imagine Thomas Lennon's success with this Comedy Central show he co-created in which he plays Lt. Dangle
    $800 8
The Navy has had 2 aircraft carriers with this Revolutionary War name; the first was sunk at Midway
    $1000 25
It's "evolved" to become the largest city of Australia's Northern Territory
    $1000 16
As this 2001 title supermodel, Ben says, "Now if you'll excuse me, I have an after-funeral party to attend"
    $1000 30
"Triazolam Days" just didn't sound quite right; maybe that's why the sleeping drug is known as this
    $1000 20
Seen here, his attempt to enroll at Ole Miss in 1962 led to riots but was ultimately successful
    $1000 19
Son of Constantine I, Paul I became a solo act after succeeding George II as king of this country
    $1000 9
Zholobov & Zudov were cosmonauts, so this shuttle pilot is last alphabetically in the Astronaut Hall of Fame

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

Kathy Brendan Laura
$2,600 -$400 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kathy Brendan Laura
$5,400 $0 $6,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 2
Puccini included a passage from "The Star-Spangled Banner" in one of Pinkerton's numbers in this opera
    $400 1
(Jon of the Clue Crew a-basses himself.) Queen's bassist, John Deacon, wrote this 1980 hit
    $400 26
Drop in on Shaanxi, China in 1556 & you could warn the 800,000 soon to perish due to this
    $400 21
She was an English teacher by day in Portugal when she began using her mornings to write about wizards
    $400 16
Let's start you off with a simple salad of this veggie that comes in butterhead & crisphead varieties
    $400 11
Bitterly severe as a remark, perhaps describing the bad review of a play
    DD: $3,000 3
A highlight of this tragic opera set in Palestine is the "Dance of the Seven Veils"
    $800 7
(Jon of the Clue Crew gives us the low down on bass.) This song was nominated for a 1984 Oscar... Who ya gonna call?
    $800 27
In 73 A.D., take part in the Jewish Zealots' last stand in this fortress--or you might prefer to be on the Roman side
    $800 22
Illness prevented her from finishing "Sanditon"; "Northanger Abbey" was published posthumously
    $800 17
For jambalaya, go next door; we serve this Louisiana stew that often includes okra, shellfish & ham
    $800 12
This word accompanied "Fear" in the title of a groundbreaking 1972 book
    $1200 4
He's Verdi's title hunchbacked court jester
    $1200 8
(Jon of the Clue Crew plays short on the bassline.) In 1973, this became Pink Floyd's first Top 40 hit
    $1200 28
I'd sure like to visit 1877 & hear this Nez Perce chief's "I will fight no more forever" speech
    DD: $2,000 23
Alice Walker helped revive interest in this author dubbed "The Queen of the Harlem Renaissance"
    $1200 19
Next, I recommend this 10-armed cephalopod, though we're fresh out of the 80-pound variety
    $1200 13
This former bronze coin of Great Britain comes from the Old English for "fourth"
    $1600 5
In Act I of "La boheme", this poet keeps a fire burning in the chilly attic by sacrificing his manuscript
    $1600 9
(Jon of the Clue Crew bottoms out on the bass.) This song topped the charts for 6 weeks in 1979
    $1600 29
1574? Ohhh, you must want to meet "dangerous beauty" Veronica Franco, this Italian city's finest courtesan
    $1600 24
In 2004 this Scottish author of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" published "The Finishing School"
    $1600 20
The catch of the day & main course is this young haddock or cod that weighs under 2 1/2 pounds
    $1600 14
It's the Shakespeare comedy that fits the category
    $2000 6
In a Richard Strauss opera title, the name of this daughter of Minos precedes "auf Naxos"
    $2000 10
(Jon of the Clue Crew gets heavy with bass metal.) This track led off Metallica's 1991 self-titled CD
    $2000 25
Thea Kronborg is a preacher's daughter who becomes a singer in Willa Cather's novel "The Song of" this bird
    $2000 18
For dessert, we imitate Brennan's in N.O. & cook up this bananas & ice cream dessert named for a customer
    $2000 15
In 1991 Iceland's parliament, known as this, merged its upper & lower houses into a unicameral body

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kathy Brendan Laura
$14,200 $6,000 $18,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

As the result of a merger in 1999, this company's trademarks include both a tiger & Pegasus

Final scores:

Kathy Brendan Laura
$18,700 $11,000 $28,401
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $28,401

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Kathy Brendan Laura
$13,000 $6,000 $16,400
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
10 R,
5 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $35,400

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Game tape date: 2005-10-17
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