Show #273 - Wednesday, September 25, 1985


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Taffy Sandow, an artist from Los Angeles, California

Dane Garrett, a lawyer from Collinsville, Illinois

Rob Lai, an insurance investigator from Los Angeles, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $6,399)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 1
In "Desperately Seeking Susan", she was "Into the Groove"
    $100 21
The sex of the best avian singers
    $100 18
This inventor put a mini-phonograph in a doll to make it sing, but it didn't sell
    $100 6
The state's nickname, it's what a doubting Missourian is prone to say
    $100 9
To do this, you fly to a drop zone & fall free
    $100 12
The Pentagon has described it as a "wood interdental stimulator"
    $200 2
He went from writing McDonald's jingles to breaking record in 1983 for fastest sell-out
    $200 25
It's "bill will hold more than its belican"
    $200 19
Popular prize on circus midways, artist Rose O'Neill modeled it on her baby brother
    $200 7
Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic was financed by businessmen from this city
    $200 14
Ohio State running back Archie Griffin has been only player to win this trophy twice
    $200 13
The government describes these as "human resources"
    $300 3
In 1985, this Chicago hit proved "addictive"
    $300 20
In 1851, this company introduced the 1st American-patented vulcanized rubber doll
    $300 8
Statues of Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn grace this river town where Mark Twain grew up
    DD: $1,100 15
For years on ABC's "Wide World of Sports", Vienko Bogatej been seen doing this
    $300 24
"Predawn vertical insertion" referred to Grenada landing using this type of soldier
    $400 4
She was 1st Canadian female to earn a gold record in the U.S.
    $400 22
1968 Charlton Heston film where a human doll proved man came first
    $400 10
City that's home to the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library
    $400 16
Separating the men from the boys, it's what marathoners "hit" at about 20 miles
    $400 26
"Learning Resource Centers" on college campuses were formerly known as this
    $500 5
She recorded, then performed at 1980 Oscars 2 themes up for Best Song, "Ice Castles" & "The Promise"
    $500 23
Included in this Hasbro action figure line is "Zartan", who has a multiple personality disorder
    $500 11
Name shared by early Missouri senator & an artist famed for murals of rural America
    $500 17
He's the only golfer ever to win all 5 "major" tournaments, including the U.S. Amateur

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 11):

Rob Dane Taffy
$1,000 $700 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Rob Dane Taffy
$1,600 $3,300 $500

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Or, as we discovered in the previous round, learning resource centers)
    $200 5
President who signed Social Security Act in 1935
    $200 1
Term for earliest known inhabitants of a country, like Australian tribesmen
    $200 8
This term comes from the Greek "kyklon", meaning the "coil of a snake"
    $200 9
Founded in the 12th century, it's the oldest university in England
    $200 16
It's literally a "library on wheels"
    $200 14
"2,000-Year-Old Man" who spawned a "Young Frankenstein"
    $400 6
The oldest existing major political party
    $400 2
Not the perpetrator of a crime, but someone who helped, or a scarf, for example
    $400 10
Not Jack, but air condensing against a very cold surface causes this phenomenon
    $400 21
This enemy of Robin Hood was forced to sign the Magna Carta at Runnymede
    $400 23
The number of main headings books are divided into for the Dewey decimal system
    $400 15
He perfected the "art" of grisly slo-mo deaths in "Straw Dogs" & "The Wild Bunch"
    $600 7
In 1876, an amendment prohibiting this was 1st introduced in congress
    $600 3
Fruit of the genus "malus", or the fruit of Steve Wozniak's imagination
    $600 24
"Angelic" accompaniment to moon or sun caused by cirriform clouds in the troposphere
    $600 22
Louis the Sluggard, Louis the Quarreler, & Louis the Fat were kings of this country
    $600 20
It is for man who started library, not one who founded school, that this Mass. university is named
    $600 17
He knew Judy Garland as a "Babe on Broadway" when he was Busby Berkeley's apprentice
    $800 11
In 1959, Gov. Earl Long of this state was committed to a mental institution
    $800 4
Enlarged ones make you snore
    $800 18
He was the conductor of "A Streetcar Named Desire" on stage & screen
    $1000 12
After Span./Amer. War, uniforms became olive drab since this color proved too good a target
    DD: $500 13
Of 4 U.S states beginning with "A", the last alphabetically
    DD: $1,000 19
He wrote the music for many of his films, including the following

"Smile, though your heart is aching / Smile, even though it’s breaking / When there are clouds in the sky / you’ll get by"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Rob Dane Taffy
$3,600 $5,900 $2,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

A mid-August 1980 strike in the Lenin Shipyard led to the formation of this now famous group

Final scores:

Rob Dane Taffy
$7,200 $7,200 $3,900
2-day co-champion: $13,599 New co-champion: $7,200 2nd place: Buck Stove heating system + his & hers Jules Jurgensen watches

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Rob Dane Taffy
$3,600 $5,100 $2,500
12 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
10 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $11,200

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Game tape date: 1985-07-23
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