Show #8737 - Tuesday, November 8, 2022

2022 Tournament of Champions special exhibition.


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Mattea Roach, a writer and podcaster from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Matt Amodio, a post-doctoral researcher from Cambridge, Massachusetts

Amy Schneider, a writer from Oakland, California

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: That's today.)
HITS OF 2002
(Ken: And finally, appropriately...)
    $200 27
The tradition of U.S. elections being held on this day of the week dates to 1845, when it was convenient for farmers
    $200 1
We want to remind you that the No. 1 song of 2002 was "How You Remind Me" by this Chad Kroeger group
    $200 28
This city, the seat of the University of Saskatchewan, has the same first 6 letters as its province
    $200 29
Hot cross bread items
    $200 25
Matthew 4 says Jesus fasted for this many days & nights in the wilderness, & he was hungry after; well, yeah!
    $200 30
Alex' breakfast of choice was a Diet Coke & a Snickers; after a doctor's lecture, Diet Pepsi & this "gimme a break" candy bar
    DD: $1,200 23
One reporter wrote, "tranquility forsook Springfield" on Election Day of this year
    $400 6
Give us the title of this Nelly song that heated up all the way to No. 1 but please, don't take off all your clothes
    $400 21
The independence-minded breakaway region of Abkhazia borders the eastern shores of this sea
    $400 22
Shake this term for pirate treasure
    $400 24
Normally, the human body contains this number of chromosomal pairs
    $400 26
Alex graduated from the University of Ottawa, majoring in Thomistic philosophy, the teachings of this saint
    $600 5
In parliamentary democracies, a party in power can call for these "sudden" elections on a day in advance of the scheduled one
    $600 9
This dance anthem by Pink says, "We'll be lookin' flashy in my Mercedes Benz"
    $600 8
Joining in 1972, the emirate of Ras Al-Khaimah was the 7th & last constituent member of this federation
    $600 18
Jupiter has dozens of these including Europa & Io
    $600 14
There's a period before this number that comes before "Special" in the name of Donnie Van Zant's high-caliber 1970s rock band
    $600 16
Alex' favorite parody of himself was this fellow Canadian on "SCTV" who spoofed him as Alex Trebel, host of "Half Wits"
    $800 4
George Washington's campaign bought 160 gallons of booze to woo 391 voters on a 1758 Election Day in this colony
    $800 10
You know what song you can't get out of your head? "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" by this Aussie diva
    $800 7
One of the last "Parts Unknown" that Anthony Bourdain took us to was this remote Asian "Land of the Thunder Dragon"
    $800 17
First name of Ms. Hill, heroine of a racy 18th century novel
    $800 13
The non-profit, non-partisan news service known as "The" this number covers the state of U.S. education
    $800 20
Alex' hometown was this city, long known as the nickel capital of the world
    $1000 2
On election night 1948, the Chicago Tribune went to press with this banner headline for the next morning's edition
    $1000 12
"Lose Yourself" has the meta lyrics "And there's no movie, there's no" this actor, "This is my life"
    $1000 3
Castries is the capital of this island country between Martinique & Saint Vincent, whose exports include bananas & beer
    $1000 15
Nickname of late Texas football coaching legend Oail Phillips
    $1000 11
Buzz Lightyear announces feats of derring-do by exclaiming this 4-word phrase, & that's saying a lot
    $1000 19
Alex had tons of hardware supplies, including these, also called half-moon keys; he never knew what they were for, though

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

Amy Matt Mattea
$2,800 $1,000 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Amy Matt Mattea
$3,800 $3,400 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: America loves Middlemarch.)
(Ken: These are clues about incorrect responses Jeopardy! players have given in the past that are so hard we never would have dared go for them in reality.)
    $400 26
Of a swamp, a cathedral or a town, it's what Middlemarch is
    $400 14
Because its hundreds of "seeds" are on the outside, this "berry" isn't considered a true berry
    $800 16
Our heroine Dorothea finds herself weeping in Rome on a very unromantic "wedding journey", what we would call this
    $800 25
The Treaty of Paris ends this country's claims to most of North America east of the Mississippi
    $800 24
Oft seen in writing on fact & fiction, "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" includes "When the legend becomes fact," do this
    $800 13
Don't get mad & blow this part of many machines--a flat ring used to tightly seal a joint
    $800 22
A passel of puffins or pigeons
    $800 18
We were surprised to get Pierre Laclede as a response instead of this French explorer with a big U.S. lake named for him
    $1200 15
With new ideas about ventilation, diet & fever, Lydgate is an idealistic young one of these
    $1200 4
The Treaty of Paris ends this war
    $1200 23
"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist", says Verbal Kint in this film
    $1200 12
Inky, Blinky, Pinky & Clyde are the ghosts in this classic video game
    $1200 21
An Uto-Aztecan speaking people of northeastern Arizona
    $1200 17
We've never had this "Kid" rapper of "Day 'N' Nite" fame as a response (before), but did hear his name on a clue about Uncle Kracker
    $1600 7
This author wrote a dedication "To my dear Husband" though they never actually wed, as the "Husband" already had a wife
    $1600 3
1814 & 1815:
2 Treaties of Paris end these wars named for a man
    DD: $2,800 2
In this 2017 biopic Gary Oldman says, "You cannot reason with a tiger when your head is in its mouth"
    $1600 11
The name of this London airport goes back to Anglo-Saxon words meaning "goat farm"
    $1600 20
Inclined to be tearful, or a sentimental film
    $1600 9
We were going for Hippocrates & a contestant came up with this 5-letter ancient who greatly influenced medieval medicine
    $2000 6
The name of this character writing about world myth has become synonymous with dry, out-of-touch scholarship
    DD: $2,600 5
The Treaty of Paris ends this war
    $2000 1
Burt Lancaster to Tony Curtis in this film: "I'd hate to take a bite outta you. You're a cookie full of arsenic"
    $2000 10
Seen here is this famous madam, an official mistress of Louis XV & a patron of the arts
    $2000 19
Make it this adjective that also means attractively & fashionably dressed
    $2000 8
"Who is Linnaeus?" said the script but someone wrote this other "L" scientist, who thought acquired traits can be inherited

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Amy Matt Mattea
$7,400 $3,600 $17,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The 3 elements whose names begin with 2 vowels are iodine & these 2, one synthetic & one natural

Final scores:

Amy Matt Mattea
$904 $3,600 $17,600
3rd place 2nd place Winner

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Amy Matt Mattea
$7,400 $2,200 $16,400
15 R,
5 W
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
10 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $26,000

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Game tape date: 2022-09-20
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