Primetime Celebrity Jeopardy! game #1 - Sunday, September 25, 2022

2022-2023 Primetime Celebrity Jeopardy! quarterfinal game 1.
Mayim Bialik hosts.


Andy Richter, a comedian from Yorkville, Illinois

Ego Nwodim, a comedian from Baltimore, Maryland

Simu Liu, an actor from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 1
In a book by this man, the hobbit Frodo gets a ring granting invisibility from his cousin Bilbo
    $100 13
A huntsman cuts into a wolf's stomach to let this girl & her grandma escape, but the wolf lives!
OK, until the girl kills it using stones
    $100 16
Charles Richter developed the first widely used earthquake scale at this Pasadena school of science & engineering
    $100 26
Prancer & Cupid were famous ones
    $100 7
The autobiography of former slave Nat Love tells of his days of "riding, roping, and shooting" as a famous one of these
    $100 8
Talent runs in the family; here's Dionne with this 1st cousin whom Dionne said had "a voice like none other"
    $200 2
"Five golden rings" is a line from this holiday song
    $200 14
Let's thumb through this tale... Title girl swims well, gets human legs... Wait, she kinda dies at the end?!
    $200 17
The deadliest earthquake ever recorded struck this country's Shaanxi province in 1556
    $200 27
In 2017 the maximum length of this went from 140 to 280 characters
    $200 3
The Oregon, Mormon & Old Spanish were famous these via which settlers from points east reached the West
    $200 9
In 1982 Dionne joined forces with Barry Gibb of this trio who produced her "Heartbreaker" album & backed her on the title track
    $300 20
In the late 1990s Galileo images revealed that this largest planet has a ring made of dust particles
    DD: $300 15
A Seussian home invasion, now that's what he'll do! / He'll mistreat a fish! Turn 2 kids' home into a zoo!
    $300 18
A flatboat pilot said an 1812 quake in Missouri was so powerful it made the waves on this big river run backwards
    $300 28
A short bit of praise from a critic or a fellow author on the cover of a book
    $300 4
Seen here, this vehicle that gave way to the railroad was the subject of many a Western movie
    $300 10
In 1985 "That's What Friends Are For", recorded by Dionne & friends, raised money for amfAR, for research to battle this disease
    $400 21
As Ernestine the telephone operator on "Laugh-In", she would say, "One ringy-dingy, two ringy-dingies"
    $400 23
...& after the step-mom of these 2 kids abandoned them, they ate a local witch's house, then burned her to death; how Grimm! G'night!
    $400 19
A huge earthquake struck this capital of Portugal on All Saints' Day, 1755, killing many at mass in churches built of stone
    $400 29
Larry Bird, or currently, Jayson Tatum
    $400 5
Deadwood is in South Dakota; this other fatal-sounding town notorious for Old West gunfights is in Arizona
    $400 11
Dionne had a hit with this classic song that begins, "The moment I wake up, before I put on my makeup"
    $500 22
When it was first published in 1922, The Ring called itself "The world's foremost" magazine about this sport
    $500 24
Her cupboard, bare; she found her dog dead, left to buy a coffin, then found the pup laughing... sounds more like Stephen King
    $500 25
In 1906 a quake caused by a rupture along this fault devastated San Francisco & other California cities
    $500 30
A fancy design of your initials that you use on stationery or clothing
    $500 6
Based on this nickname, frontierswoman Martha Jane Cannery must have brought trouble along with her
    $500 12
Dionne had a longtime working relationship with this composer who co-wrote many of her hits with Hal David

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

Simu Ego Andy
$0 $600 $2,700

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Simu Ego Andy
$1,200 $700 $5,500

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Mayim: Each response will start with "R".)
    $200 17
On Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne, the Queen passed away at Balmoral Castle in this U.K. country
    $200 7
In the 1960s he scared moviegoers with films like "Psycho" & "The Birds"
    $200 14
The American Kennel Club says these "colorful" dogs retain their puppyish behavior into adulthood
    $200 10
You don't want your wine made with these, also a phrase about trash-talking something you can't have
    $200 30
...of the suits in a standard deck of cards; can you dig it?
    $200 20
The pope also holds the title "Bishop of" this city
    $400 26
The Queen was rarely seen without these, made by the firm Launer London; what was inside? Probably lozenges & reading glasses
    $400 5
Patty Jenkins' first feature was 2003's "Monster"; her second was this 2017 superhero film starring Gal Gadot
    $400 15
From Britain's Isle of Man, the Manx cat is distinctive for its lack of this
    $400 22
A fitting finish for a sundae, this idiom means to make something good even better
    $400 29
...of the Beatles; he was also last to join the band
    $400 1
Meaning "my master" , this term refers to the chief religious official of a synagogue
    $600 25
The Queen loved animals from big (racehorses) to small (these short-legged dogs including Willow & Holly)
    $600 6
He takes liberties with history in the endings of "Inglourious Basterds" & "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood"
    $600 3
The tallest of the working breeds, this dog was actually developed in Germany
    $600 21
It refers to disclosing secret information, like when you accidentally dropped that pot of chili
    $600 28
...of James Dean's 3 major films; he would die a month before its release
    $600 12
In eastern religion, it's the belief that the soul comes back in a new body & identity, perhaps that of a lawyer or a squirrel
    $800 23
Elizabeth was smitten with this man when she was just 13; they were married for more than 70 years
    $800 8
This film about an alien trying to get home turned 40 in 2022; Steven Spielberg calls it "my first love story"
    $800 2
Developed in what is now Thailand, this popular breed of cat comes in blue point, chocolate point & seal point varieties
    $800 16
If you're the best of the best, you're this, mentioning a dairy product & a farming word
    DD: $2,000 11
...of the New England states; it's also the least populous
    $800 13
The cult of this 2-letter sun god of ancient Egypt reached its peak during the Old Kingdom around 2500 B.C.
    $1000 24
This ceremony took place when Elizabeth had been queen for over a year; she wore the dress on 6 more occasions
    $1000 9
Yes, "Nope" is this performer & director's latest exploration of the horror genre
    $1000 4
This big long-haired breed is the official cat of the state in its name
    $1000 18
You & your best friend may be described this way, involving a legume & its container
    $1000 27
...of countries of the world; it was formerly known as Rhodesia
    DD: $1,000 19
A time of fasting, this ninth month of the Islamic year is remembered as when the Koran was revealed to Muhammad

Scores at the Double Jeopardy! Round commercial break (after clue 15):

Simu Ego Andy
$3,400 $2,900 $9,500

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Simu Ego Andy
$5,600 $5,500 $13,300

Triple Jeopardy! Round

(Mayim: Each response starts with "A-B".)
(Buzzy: I'm Buzzy Cohen--Jeopardy! champion, host, and snappy dresser with clues about fashion.)
    $300 24
In a 1785 poem Robert Burns apologized to one of these small rodents, calling it "wee... tim'rous beastie"
    $300 30
Ben Franklin assured us that "Nothing is certain but death and" these
    $300 28
He wrote about growing up in South Africa in "Born a Crime"
    $300 29
12 of these slender bones on each side of your torso make up a "cage" to help protect your insides
    $300 21
According to a proverb, it "makes the heart grow fonder"
    $300 19
(Buzzy Cohen delivers the clue.) Back in the 1930s, the high fliers of the U.S. Army Air Corps needed eye protection & Ray-Ban came through with what we now call this iconic style of sunglasses, whose name means "pilots"
    $600 1
"Sorry, Dave... when the crew are dead or incapacitated, the onboard computer must assume control" is a line in this sci-fi novel
    $600 5
"Blue" this day of the week in January is said to be the most depressing day of the year; none of them are my favorite
    $600 27
Her book projects include "Why Not Me?" & "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)"
    $600 12
The spinal cord passes through these bones that join together to form the backbone
    $600 20
When we talk about working your ab muscles, "ab" is short for this
    $600 15
(Buzzy Cohen delivers the clue.) Show off some personal style by wearing a flower in the buttonhole of your lapel, & show some panache by knowing it's called this, French for "buttonhole"
    $900 23
In this William Goldman book, Miracle Max says to Inigo Montoya & Fezzik, "I'm sorry... take your corpse with you"
    $900 6
You do this when you want to stop yourself from saying something; doing it by accident can be a painful mouth injury
    $900 26
Seen here, she wrote "Dear Girls", a series of letters to her daughters
    $900 10
Inside your bones is this soft tissue where blood cells & platelets are produced
    $900 2
It's another term for the yeti
    $900 16
(Buzzy Cohen delivers the clue.) Popular for both men & women, a closed shoe with a wide strap & a big buckle on the side is named for this religious job; since I'm twice as fashionable as most, I'm sporting the kind with a double strap
    DD: $3,000 8
In a movie, Cynthia Nixon played this woman called the Belle of Amherst & known for poems like "I'm Sorry for the Dead--Today"
    $1200 9
The FCC suggests entering your information on this list if your phone keeps blowing up with extended warranty calls
    $1200 25
Her memoir "The Bedwetter" was adapted into a stage musical with songs co-written by Adam Schlesinger
    $1200 13
Also called the clavicle, it's a popular but, like all bones, a more painful tattoo site
    $1200 3
It means to formally give up the throne
    $1200 17
(Buzzy Cohen delivers the clue.) You can turn the brim up on a porkpie as well as this felt hat immortalized by Indiana Jones & actually named for a 19th century play character
    $1500 22
Near the end of "A Midsummer Night's Dream", this fairy says, "If we shadows have offended, think but this and all is mended"
    $1500 7
These uninvited insects likely make you itch; the Anopheles type can transmit malaria
    $1500 14
This funny guy seen here included poetry inside his book "Egghead"
    DD: $1,500 11
The patella is the protective flat bone at the front of this lower body joint
    DD: $1,500 4
This synonym for a deep chasm comes from a Greek word for "bottomless"
    $1500 18
(Buzzy Cohen delivers the clue.) Classic looks for summer include madras shorts & suits made from this striped fabric whose name is Persian for "milk & sugar"--a perfect description

Scores at the end of the Triple Jeopardy! Round:

Simu Ego Andy
$11,600 $10,000 $21,100

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

It's the world's smallest landlocked country in both area & population

Final scores:

Simu Ego Andy
$23,200 $0 $18,900
Winner: semifinalist 3rd place: $30,000 to God’s Love We Deliver 2nd place: $30,000 to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Simu Ego Andy
$11,900 $13,000 $19,900
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
45 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $44,800

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Game tape date: 2022-09-11
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