Primetime Celebrity Jeopardy! game #9 - Thursday, January 5, 2023

2022-2023 Primetime Celebrity Jeopardy! quarterfinal game 7.


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Zoë Chao, an actor from Providence, Rhode Island

Brianne Howey, an actor from Pasadena, California

Michael Cera, an actor from Brampton, Canada

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 14
Muhammad Ali was arrested in 1967 after being drafted & refusing to fight in this conflict
    $100 19
Caishen, the Chinese god of this supposed "root of all evil", was in one story killed by an arrow shot into a straw effigy of him
    $100 2
Prized for its sweetness, Virginia this is cured, then smoked over hickory or applewood fires
    $100 9
"To make four times as much", like one's money in an investment... a really, really good investment
    $100 3
Rosalind Chao's movie roles include Hua Li, mother of this heroine in a 2020 Disney live-action remake
    $100 1
The very delicate noodles seen here go by the name of this delicate & see-through material
    $200 15
Danny Ocean on film, he was arrested in real life at Sudan's embassy during a human rights protest
    DD: $600 20
After being part of a rebellion with his fellow Titans, he seemed to have the whole world on his shoulders
    $200 8
Atlanta is home to the national historical park devoted to this reverend & civil rights crusader
    $200 10
"A lower room in the keep of a castle... a close dark prison... commonly underground"
    $200 4
With a preface by Pearl Buck, a 1945 book by Buwei Yang Chao taught Americans this 2-verb basic method of Chinese cooking
    $200 5
These long ribbons of pasta get their name from a word meaning "little tongue"
    $300 16
Noah Wyle, who played Dr. John Carter on this TV show, was arrested in 2012 while protesting cuts to Medicaid
    $300 21
Australian writer K. Langloh Parker wrote of the brothers who became swans & then got feathers of this color from crows
    $300 22
In March 1979 Ray Charles sang this old sweet song for Georgia's legislature; in April, it became the official state song
    $300 11
Near the end of the alphabet: "any of various large raptorial birds... that subsist...on carrion" or a "predatory person"
    $300 25
Y.R. Chao, a pioneering Chinese language professor in the U.S., wrote primers on both Cantonese & this other major form
    $300 6
The product called Cup Noodles features instant these noodles & comes in flavors like chicken & spicy lime shrimp
    $400 17
Charlie & Emilio's dad, this actor/activist has been arrested 60+ times, including at a nuclear test site
    $400 29
Zeus's lack of wisdom had him swallow his wife Metis when she was pregnant with this daughter born unusually, as seen here
    $400 23
Norfolk, Virginia is on the south end of this long bay that lies between Virginia & Maryland
    $400 12
"A unit of fineness... for gold equal to 1/24 part of pure gold in an alloy"
    $400 26
For 8 years Elaine Chao was secretary of this Cabinet department that oversees issues like workers' health & benefits
    $400 7
This "national" dish of Thailand includes rice noodles, bean sprouts & peanuts
    $500 18
Singer Bonnie Raitt was arrested in 2001 during a sit-in by the RAN, the "Action Network" for these luxuriant tropical regions
    $500 30
"He who has lost his mind & seeks to find it" is one rendition of the name of this hero whose story is darker in legends than in Longfellow
    $500 24
You can experience early American history up close at the Virginia sites called "Historic Jamestowne" & "Colonial" this burg
    $500 13
"Favoritism shown to... relatives (as by giving them positions because of their relationship rather than on their merits)"
    $500 28
In 1929 physicist Chung-Yao Chao observed an early example of this stuff that annihilates with regular stuff
    $500 27
This 3-letter Vietnamese dish is a flat rice noodle served in clear broth; you can slurp it year-round, any time of day

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

Michael Brianne Zoë
$1,500 $500 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Brianne Zoë
$2,400 $500 $1,900

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Mayim: For example: "sitcom".)
    $200 7
"Hi": her, in an Oscar-winning performance as Leigh Anne Tuohy in "The Blind Side"
    $200 15
In 2022 climate activists threw soup at "Sunflowers" by this artist, causing damage to the frame but not the glass-encased painting
    $200 1
Her resume includes Secretary of State, senator from New York & first lady
    $200 12
Mimosas all around for this late morning meal, especially on Sundays
    $200 6
Except for a painful bite, these spiders are generally not harmful to humans; some people even keep them as pets
    $200 26
These were first recorded in Greece in 776 B.C. & Greece led the medal standings with 1 as Coroebus of Elis won the only event
    $400 8
"Uh...": this actor here; there's an hour-long YouTube clip of him saying it in various roles, such as Michael in "The Big Chill"
    DD: $500 22
Britannica says this Munch painting "can be seen as a symbol of modern spiritual anguish" but it reminds us of a loud "Home Alone" moment
    $400 2
She had completed some 22,000 miles of a 29,000-mile trip around the world when she disappeared in 1937
    $400 13
Your pal & your rival, wrapped into one
    $400 18
This calm, circular center of a hurricane is typically 20 to 40 miles in diameter but can be over 100
    $400 27
Hannibal brought 37 of these large animals over the Alps to help in his attack on Rome
    $600 9
"It's not", said this actor as Benjamin Franklin Gates in "National Treasure"
    $600 23
A somewhat fancy wooden frame surrounds this Grant Wood picture of 2 people in front of a simple wooden frame house
    $600 3
She was Czechoslovakia's top women's tennis player when she defected to the U.S. in 1975
    $600 14
Uh-oh, we have a potentially dangerous situation, judging by this type of suit worn here
    $600 19
Oops! Here's this carnivorous plant of the Carolinas in action
    $600 28
Title for Egyptian king Ramses the Great, remembered for his wars & building projects around 1250 B.C.
    $800 10
"Really"; in "Avengers: Infinity War", she was going green as Gamora
    $800 24
"Arrangement in Grey & Black No. 1" is so formal!
Please, call the 1870s painting by this more familial 2-word name
    $800 4
The legendary jazz lady seen here "sang the blues" under this name
    $800 16
Term for the United Kingdom formally withdrawing from the European Union on January 31, 2020
    DD: $600 20
Research suggests that despite its reputation, this flightless bird that went extinct in the 1600s wasn't so dumb after all
    $800 29
The first 3 kings of Israel were Saul, David & this wise ruler
    $1000 11
"I know": her, in an Oscar-winning performance as Sharon Rivers in "If Beale Street Could Talk"
    $1000 25
"Girl with a Pearl Earring", a masterpiece by this Dutch painter, hangs in an ornate frame in a museum in The Hague
    $1000 5
She helped found the State of Israel & in 1969, became its first female prime minister
    $1000 17
FYI, this product injected to minimize facial wrinkles is made from the same substance that causes a serious food poisoning
    $1000 21
Scientists once thought this Aussie animal that has certain bird features & lays eggs was a hoax
    $1000 30
By 2500 B.C. the Chinese were breeding a special "worm" in order to make thread & garments from this material

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

Michael Brianne Zoë
$4,600 -$100 $3,100

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Brianne Zoë
$9,300 $900 $4,500

Triple Jeopardy! Round

(Colby Burnett: I'm Teachers Tournament and Tournament of Champions winner Colby Burnett, with clues about some famous people who shared my profession--at least for a while.)
    $300 8
In Plato's dialogue "Phaedo", Socrates argues that this non-physical part of a human being must be immortal
    $300 2
Its Family Bundle Classic bundles 6,537 calories across fries, pies, drinks, chicken sammies & nuggets & of course, Whoppers
    $300 5
Early 20th century British entertainer Bert Errol is described as a "female impersonator"; today, he might use this royal term
    $300 1
This booze comes before "up" in a phrase meaning to create interest or enthusiasm
    $300 7
Originally performed to honor the gods, it's the state dance of Hawaii
    $300 15
(Colby Burnett delivers the clue.) Here's the buzz: back when he was still known as Gordon Sumner, his real name, this frontman for The Police taught primary school in England
    $600 23
Nietzsche's "The Gay Science" includes the parable of a madman crying out, he "is dead... and we have killed him"
    $600 11
This chain of stores opened in 1979 & it seems like since then I've been trying to find an orange-aproned person to help me
    $600 6
Julia Garner & Chloe Fineman have played this woman, real last name Sorokin, who impersonated a socialite under the name Delvey
    DD: $1,500 3
This phrase became a meme as the words spoken just before doing a reckless stunt
    $600 27
Its state monument is the 76-foot Golden Driller in front of Tulsa's Expo Center
    $600 16
(Colby Burnett delivers the clue.) Largely inspired by her mother, a kindergarten teacher, Quinta Brunson created & stars in this ABC sitcom about teachers in an underfunded school in Philadelphia, Quinta's hometown
    DD: $1,000 24
In the 17th century Rene Descartes introduced his dictum cogito, ergo sum: "I" do this, "therefore I am"
    $900 12
On day 1 in 1973, this corp. delivered 186 packages, but in fiscal year 2021 annual revenue, it delivered $84 billion
    $900 20
Christopher Dennis (Superman) & Bernard Golden (SpongeBob) became regular impersonators near this theater at 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
    $900 4
Chardonnay, adult females & "Home On The Range" (for example) make up this phrase for good times
    $900 28
Arizona's state reptile is the ridge-nosed one of these venomous creatures, noted more for sound than appearance
    $900 17
(Colby Burnett delivers the clue.) Before hitting it big writing novels like "The Da Vinci Code", he pursued a music career & also taught at prep schools in New Hampshire & Beverly Hills
    $1200 25
Existentialist philosophy largely grew in the mid-20th century in this European capital where it's no doubt being discussed here
    $1200 13
Dog, gone! In 2021 this bus company was acquired by German company Flix Mobility
    $1200 21
Later Ed Norton on TV's "The Honeymooners", Art Carney got his start in radio, often impersonating this 1930s president
    $1200 9
Servers brought 1950s businesspeople a trio of drinks over the course of this type of "lunch", which was of course deductible
    $1200 29
Utah's state winter sports are skiing & this newer, similar one
    $1200 18
(Colby Burnett delivers the clue.) Oscar-nominated for films like "BlacKkKlansman" & the documentary "4 Little Girls", this acclaimed filmmaker is a tenured professor of film & artistic director at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts
    $1500 26
This -ist is one who believes that pleasure is the highest good, whether you get it by helping others or by eating cookies
    $1500 14
In 2015 he announced the launch of a cruise line called Virgin Voyages but only after making some space(ship) in his life
    $1500 22
Later found guilty of kidnapping & murder, "Clark" of this fabulously wealthy New York family was a German imposter
    $1500 10
These "sparkling" tastes mean a desire for high-end living; unfortunately, some have them on a tight budget
    DD: $700 30
This New England state that produces a lot of them has the lobster as its official state crustacean
    $1500 19
(Colby Burnett delivers the clue.) "It was one of the most rewarding jobs" he "ever had" said this "Hamilton" creator of his time teaching English as a substitute teacher

Scores at the end of the Triple Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Brianne Zoë
$20,000 $2,700 $6,300
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Calling him "the embodiment of pure intellect", in December 1999 Time magazine named him Person of the Century

Final scores:

Michael Brianne Zoë
$20,000 $2,000 $0
Winner: semifinalist 2nd place: $30,000 to Save the Children 3rd place: $30,000 to Hour Children

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Michael Brianne Zoë
$22,900 $2,700 $6,300
40 R
(including 4 DDs),
5 W
(including 2 DDs)
7 R,
3 W
15 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $31,900

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Game tape date: 2022-11-06
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