Show #8237 - Tuesday, September 15, 2020


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Betsy Reisz, a test prep tutor from Sherman Oaks, California

Ted Fruchtman, a supply chain manager from Los Angeles, California

Cory Barger, an orchestra musician from Riverside, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $23,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: "EIGHT" in quotation marks; you know what that means--those letters coming up in each correct response.)
(Ken: They always end, but they're fun while they last. Clues about some amazing winning streaks.)
    $200 6
A century before the same-named act of 1964, this act of 1866 guaranteed the rights of those formerly enslaved
    $200 22
2016: "Fences", in which he also starred
    $200 1
These 4-letter soft feathers are used to stuff pillows
    $200 14
This live form of transportation is sometimes called the "ship of the desert"
    $200 7
    $200 8
(Ken Jennings presents the clue.) After going 7 and 3 arguing before the Supreme Court, he reeled off an amazing 22 straight wins, including the unanimously decided Brown vs. the Board of Education and would join the court himself in 1967
    $400 27
The 2nd Amendment describes this 2-word type of "militia"
    $400 23
1997: rediscovering "The Lost World: Jurassic Park"
    $400 2
Used in lotions, lanolin generally comes from the body grease of these shearable creatures
    $400 15
Almost 100 years old, the Delta Queen is this kind of river steamboat, named for a feature 28 feet in diameter
    $400 10
I could have had this type of internal-combustion engine with 2 opposed banks of 4 cylinders
    $400 9
(Ken Jennings presents the clue.) This Midwesterner did have some down years in his 50-plus-year investing success story but also some pretty good streaks, including a nine-year run where shares in his company increased in value by an average of 52% a year
    DD: $2,000 28
In 2020 Virginia became the 38th state to ratify this proposed amendment, but there's the matter of that 1982 deadline
    $600 24
1935: taking "The 39 Steps"
    $600 3
Seth Boyden never got a patent for the process to manufacture the "patent" type of this
    $600 16
Ride the track from one end of the Las Vegas Strip to the other in about 15 minutes via this, similar to the one at Disneyland
    $600 11
A 134-pound boxer, or a guy who can't hold his booze
    $600 19
(Ken Jennings presents the clue.) In the 19th century, Mischief, Vigilant, and, appropriately, Defender kept this item in the hands of the U.S. for what eventually added up to 132 years and 24 defenses, including one led by Ted Turner--yes, that Ted Turner
    $800 29
On July 17, 1918 this czar was proved mistaken in his belief in the divine right of kings, that only God can punish rulers
    $800 25
In 2017, a man unafraid of explosions: "Transformers: The Last Knight"
    $800 4
This alliterative type of bristle used in brushes comes from a wild pig relative
    $800 17
Competitors in this flat-on-your-back Winter Olympic sport can reach 90 miles per hour
    $800 12
An ice skating move, or a type of knot
    $800 20
(Ken Jennings presents the clue.) 28 publishers rejected the first book by this legal thriller master, but he'd have the last laugh by writing 28 consecutive number one fiction bestsellers
    $1000 26
1991: "Point Break" (she'd win a directing Oscar for a later film)
    $1000 5
The red pigment carmine comes from cochineal, this type of animal
    $1000 18
In 1960 this nuclear sub bearing the name of Poseidon's son became the first to circumnavigate the globe underwater
    $1000 13
Perhaps foreign objects if you weren't around to enjoy music in the 1970s, they're the items seen here
    $1000 21
(Ken Jennings presents the clue.) The Persian Empire fell to him in the 330s B.C., then Western Asia Minor, the Mediterranean coast, Egypt, on into India; not bad for a guy barely over 30

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

Cory Ted Betsy!
$3,000 $1,800 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Cory Ted Betsy!
$8,400 $4,000 $400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 21
Used in Hawaii both when greeting & parting, this word means "affection"
    $400 4
Seen here are the ruins of the Temple of Jupiter in Pompeii with this volcano lurking innocently in the background
    $400 1
"Citizen Knope",
"Recall Vote"
    $400 11
Tracy Chevalier's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" imagines the young woman who inspired a masterpiece by this Dutch painter
    $400 16
Sultan Bayezid II gave refuge to many Jews who were expelled from Spain in 1492 by a decree from this royal couple
    $400 26
A stinger is an S.A.M., short for this type of missile
    $800 22
This nautical greeting to get the attention of another ship is often followed by "there"
    $800 7
Beneath this U.S. national park isn't just a volcano, but a supervolcano that has had 3 super eruptions & could blow again
    $800 2
"Sexual Harassment Panda",
"Kenny Dies"
    $800 12
Lisbeth Salander has a Chinese symbol inked on her hip & a wasp on her neck as well as the design mentioned in the title of this novel
    $800 17
Reigning in the early 1700s, Sultan Husayn was the last independent Safavid shah of this nation
    DD: $4,000 23
"ALV" is texting shorthand for goodbye, from the pronunciation of this 3-word Spanish expression
    $1200 8
In December 2019 a tourist excursion turned deadly when a volcano erupted on this country's White Island
    $1200 3
"A Jewish Girl Walks into the Apollo...",
"It's Comedy or Cabbage"
    $1200 13
"The Final Days" was Woodward & Bernstein's sequel to this nonfiction bestseller
    $1200 18
This "magnificent" sultan took Belgrade in 1521 & even laid siege to Vienna for a time
    $1200 29
In the second & last teaming of this actor & Robert Redford, they join forces to fleece Robert Shaw in "The Sting"
    $1600 24
It sounds like it's about divine velocity, but it's really an expression of good wishes for someone leaving on a journey
    $1600 9
Mount Erebus, the most southerly active volcano, is located on this Antarctic island that shares its name with an ice shelf
    $1600 5
"Infected" ,
"The King, the Widow, and Rick"
    $1600 14
He followed up "The Underground Railroad" with "The Nickel Boys"
    DD: $3,600 19
Since the 16th c. Ottoman sultans have claimed this 6-letter religious title, passed down to followers of Muhammad
    $1600 28
These stinging plants emit chemicals that can hurt dogs that encounter them
    $2000 25
This respectful greeting from Hindi means "I bow to you"
    $2000 10
In 1883 an explosive eruption of this volcano in the Sunda Strait could be heard nearly 3,000 miles away
    $2000 6
"Meeseeks and Destroy", "Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate"
    $2000 15
Dubbed the "Queen of Suspense" for such novels as "You Belong to Me", this beloved author passed away in 2020 at age 92
    $2000 20
In 1923 this man, real name Mustafa Kemal, came into power after Turkey's sultanate was abolished
    $2000 27
This 20th century poet wrote "Stings", referred to as her "Bee Sequence", posthumously published in "Ariel" in 1965

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Cory Ted Betsy!
$13,600 $6,400 $2,000
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In 2019, at a 60th anniversary event in Detroit, this producer announced his retirement saying he had "come full circle"

Final scores:

Cory Ted Betsy!
$13,600 $6,400 $1,200
2-day champion: $37,400 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Cory Ted Betsy!
$12,200 $14,000 $2,000
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
19 R,
5 W
(including 2 DDs)
11 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $28,200

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Game tape date: 2020-07-28
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