Show #8311 - Monday, January 11, 2021

First game with Ken Jennings as guest host.
Opening graphics revised to de-emphasize Alex Trebek.


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Julia Shear Kushner, a lawyer from Long Beach, California

Tanay Kothari, a business operations associate from Oakland, California

Jim Gilligan, an assistant professor of English education originally from New York, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Next-generation cameras were used to show the...)
    $200 19
This hyphenated "tip" of meat is named for its 3-sided shape
    $200 14
An adynaton is an idiom referring to an impossibility, like "when" this event involving swine happens
    $200 6
The National Society of Colonial Dames in the state of New York manages Van Cortlandt House, the oldest home in this most N. borough
    $200 1
This title ZIP code was first addressed in 1990, repackaged in 2008 & sent again in 2019
    $200 18
"Khe Sanh" is a section in "Dispatches", Michael Herr's 1977 memoir of this war
    $200 27
To maximize their ability to hear insects, spectral tarsiers tug on their ears before setting out on this nightly activity
    $400 20
The beef julienne at Benihana has mushrooms in this sauce
    $400 15
Rover knows it's the hottest period during the summer
    $400 7
Verses written in transit vehicles in NYC & other cities are courtesy of the Poetry Society of America & are called "Poetry in" this
    $400 2
Scott Caan booked 'em as Danno on the reboot of this cop show
    $400 17
One chapter in this book by Stephen Hawking is "The Origin & Fate of the Universe"
    $400 28
When the full moon gets too bright, an African owl named for this other mighty bird of prey, resorts to chasing its own prey on foot
    $600 21
In a taco, lengua meat is braised this part of the cow
    $600 24
Watch what you consume according to this; in German it's a pun, "Man ist was man isst"
    $600 8
Head to the Hispanic Society of America for a dazzling art collection, like Martín Gómez's 16th century retablo, also known as this type of piece
    $600 3
On this NBC sitcom Tracy Morgan said, "I yelled 'baba booey' at Walter Cronkite's funeral"
    $600 16
In "A Grief Observed", he left the land of Narnia to grapple with his feelings of loss after his wife's death
    $600 29
To get the ideal conditions for recording this phenomenon, a cameraman traveled miles on skis into a pitch-dark forest
    $800 22
Chateaubriand traditionally uses a large steak from this area beneath the ribs
    $800 25
To gain experience is "to cut" these canine teeth of the upper jaw
    $800 9
Located at 680 Park Avenue, the Americas Society was founded by David of this wealthy family to build understanding in our hemisphere
    $800 4
In a cartoon title debuting in 2005, Ben found a device that transformed its wearer into this many possible alien creatures
    DD: $4,000 12
Oliver Sacks wrote about patients who recovered from a sleeping sickness in this book that became a Robert De Niro movie
    $800 30
Adults are too heavy, but a young python can climb even the thinnest branches to seek prey in this upper level of a rainforest
    $1000 23
The honeycomb type from the second stomach chamber is considered the best type of this meat
    $1000 26
A humorist wrote, "Why not go" here, take a chance in unknown territory? "Isn't that where the fruit is?"
    $1000 10
Crusading against "obscene" literature from the 1870s to the 1950s, the NYSSV was the New York Society for the Suppression of this
    $1000 5
On this series, Mahershala Ali was one of thousands of missing people who got returned on the same day
    $1000 11
This biologist wrote the classics "Silent Spring" & "The Sea Around Us"
    $1000 13
Prey animals usually avoid predators, but at night these big African antelopes actually follow cheetahs to keep them in sight

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Jim Tanay Julia
$2,000 $0 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Tanay Julia
$800 $1,400 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
Head over Nob Hill from Pacific Heights & you'll find yourself in this city's Chinatown
    $400 8
A time between war, or a portion of something
    $400 1
This 1950 Best Picture Oscar winner starring Bette Davis was based on "The Wisdom of Eve"
    $400 29
The style of this Iowan was mainly Midwestern regionalism, not "American Gothic"
    $400 28
Sergius II became patriarch of this Byzantine capital, claimed the title ecumenical patriarch & had un-ecumenical relations with Rome
    $400 27
Keir Starmer, knighted in 2014, is the new head of this British political party
    $800 23
This capital is a few miles over the hill of Tara from the town of Kells
    $800 12
Small donkey, or an underground animal habitat
    $800 2
This director based the film "Memento" on a short story by his brother Jonathan
    $800 22
In 1868 she submitted "The Mandolin Player" to the Paris Salon under the name Mary Stevenson & it was accepted
    $800 24
Otto III, this "emperor", opened Charlemagne's tomb & removed some relics
    $800 26
Sir Norman Hartnell designed this 21-year-old's wedding dress for her 1947 ceremony & was knighted for his services in 1977
    DD: $4,400 21
This river is just over the Palatine Hill from the Colosseum
    $1200 13
A tax, or a river embankment
    DD: $2,200 3
Ward Greene's "Happy Dan, the Whistling Dog" became this 1955 animated Disney film
    $1200 9
This artist depicted 3 customers in an all-night diner & "the loneliness of a large city" in his painting "Nighthawks"
    $1200 18
Vikings, led by this man, started building a settlement in Vinland
    $1200 15
For services to music, this Beatle was knighted in 2018
    $1600 20
Go from Westminster to Whitechapel on the London underground & you'll pass through a station named for this infamous hill
    $1600 14
To drive enemies back, or swiftly descend a mountain using ropes
    $1600 6
Philip K. Dick's "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" became this Schwarzenegger sci-fi film
    $1600 5
He began as a graffiti artist in New York subways before graduating to large outdoor murals
    $1600 17
At the Battle of Glen Mama, King Brian Boru of this island inflicted a crushing defeat on a rebel army
    $1600 11
In 2002 this "Gandhi" actor remarked that winning an Oscar paled in comparison to being knighted
    $2000 19
The office of the prime minister & privy council is on the far side of this hill from the Ottawa River
    $2000 25
A group singing, or a set of 24 sheets of paper
    $2000 7
"Traumnovelle", a 1920s story about a Doctor who goes to a very risque party, became this 1999 Kubrick movie with Tom Cruise
    $2000 4
The painting seen here shows the influence of Jackson Pollock on the art of this woman, his wife
    $2000 16
Afghan leader Mahmud of Ghazna invaded India, defeating Jaipal, ruler of this "5 rivers" region
    $2000 10
He caught us in the web (the World Wide Web, that is) & snagged a knighthood in 2004

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Tanay Julia
$8,400 $26,800 $6,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

1960s SONGS
The name of this title song from a 1964 movie can be translated from Spanish as "Long Live The Meadows"

Final scores:

Jim Tanay Julia
$12,001 $26,800 $0
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $26,800 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jim Tanay Julia
$8,400 $26,600 $6,000
13 R,
4 W
27 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $41,000

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Game tape date: 2020-11-30
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