Show #4674 - Thursday, December 23, 2004

Aaron Thompson game 1.

(Alex: Today on Jeopardy!, rare access to one of the world's great art collections--the Barnes Foundation. Stay tuned.)


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Jessica Ayers, a tutor originally from Walnut Ridge, Arkansas

Aaron Thompson, an executive assistant from Washington, D.C.

Hugh Price, an engineer from Chevy Chase, Maryland (whose 1-day cash winnings total $10,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will be a state.)
    $200 26
The poem refers to these as coursers, calling them by name
    $200 21
Mrs. Woodhouse has a devil of a time with her pregnancy in this 1968 scarefest
    $200 16
Next in line:
J.B., A.L.,
    $200 1
Cross-country skiing falls under this discipline of skiing whose name refers to the people or culture of Scandinavia
    $200 6
    $200 7
In 2001 this fruit became the official blue berry of North Carolina
    $400 27
Though generally known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas", this is the poem's proper title
    $400 22
Fatherhood is thrust upon bachelors Tom Selleck, Ted Danson & Steve Guttenberg in this comedy
    $400 17
After George Washington left office in 1797, we didn't get another George in office until this year
    $400 2
This winter sport, likely developed from European military skiing competitions, was introduced to the Olympics in 1960
    $400 12
    $400 8
Oddly, this piece of furniture was never built for the throne room at Neuschwanstein Castle
    $600 28
St. Nick "had a broad face and a little round belly that shook, when he laughed, like" this
    $600 23
Hugh Grant is less than thrilled when he finds out that girlfriend Julianne Moore is pregnant in this comedy
    $600 18
1 of the 2 presidents who have a Jr. in their names; they served consecutively in the 20th century
    $600 3
As in the geometric term, your skis should not converge while making this type of turn
    $600 13
    $600 9
This Las Vegas hotel ceased to be a landmark when it was demolished on November 7, 1995
    $800 29
The poem calls St. Nick "chubby and plump" & "a right jolly old" one of these
    $800 24
Spencer Tracy has to deal with pregnant daughter Elizabeth Taylor & then a crying grandson in this classic sequel
    $800 19
He's the last president who had more than one person as vice president
    $800 4
Gates mark the zigzag course of this kind of ski race whose name comes from words meaning "sloping" & "track"
    $800 14
    $800 10
One side of Willemstad, Curacao is called Punda & the other side is Otrabanda, which means this
    $1000 30
It's the sound the poem's narrator heard "out on the lawn" that caused him to spring out of bed
    $1000 25
Super yuppie Diane Keaton inherits a baby from a distant relative in this flick
    DD: $1,600 20
He was the first sitting president who could have sung "The Star- Spangled Banner"
    $1000 5
The most direct route down the slopes is called this "line", which might worry an unsteady skier
    $1000 15
    $1000 11
There are a number of Chanel fragrances, including this one that immortalizes her birthday, August 19

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

Hugh Aaron Jessica
$4,000 $2,200 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Hugh Aaron Jessica
$5,400 $3,200 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 11
This continent's Gibson Desert was named for Alfred Gibson, who was lost searching for water in the 1800s
    $400 6
With hits like "All My Ex's Live in Texas" & "Blue Clear Sky", he's "Pure Country"
    $400 24
(Alex delivers the clue from the Barnes Collection.) Rosy cheeks are a signature of this French artist, Dr. Barnes' favorite; there are over 180 of his works in the Barnes Collection
    $400 21
The Ellery Queen Award is bestowed by the MWA, which stands for this
    $400 16
To move these sports items is to change the rules or conditions after a project has already started
    $400 1
Of the signs of the Zodiac, it's alphabetically last
    $800 12
Towns in this desert include Barstow & Needles, California
    $800 7
This record producer was known as the "Fifth Beatle"
    $800 25
(Alex delivers the clue from the Barnes Collection.) Talk about an eye for value! Dr. Barnes once refused to sell for $6,000 the watercolor by this artist that he had acquired for $10
    $800 22
This naturalist helped found the Sierra Club in 1892 & served as its first president
    $800 17
Home to Volvo, it's the second-most populous city in Sweden
    $800 2
On April 1 of this year, Five Forks Crossroads became the site of the last important battle of the Civil War
    $1200 13
Mongolia's Altai & Hangayn Nuruu Mountains form the northern border of this desert
    $1200 8
In his 1963 inaugural address this governor called for "Segregation forever!"
    $1200 28
(Alex points out sculptures and then a painting in the Barnes Collection.) Early on, Dr. Barnes recognized the influence of African art on European artists, like this Italian whose work is featured here
    $1200 23
In 1904 the Irish National Theatre Society established this Dublin repertory company
    $1200 18
It's the Hebrew word for Calvary
    $1200 3
In July 1889 this fighter knocked out Jake Kilrain in the last bare-knuckled championship boxing match
    $1600 14
This desert of southwest Arizona shares its name & area with an adjoining Mexican state
    $1600 9
He was the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams 1966-1970 & of the Washington Redskins 1971-77
    $1600 29
(Alex walks a hall of the Barnes Collection.) There are treasures everywhere here at the Barnes, even in a stairwell: "Joy of Life", a Matisse masterpiece, was said to be the inspiration for this wild art movement
    $1600 26
In 1863 biologist Louis Agassiz & physicist Joseph Henry were charter members of this "National" body
    $1600 19
1921 Heidelberg University graduate seen here
    $1600 4
"Water" was the first word learned by Helen Keller & the last word spoken by this 18th U.S. president
    DD: $6,000 15
The city of Beersheba is called the capital of this desert region
    $2000 10
In 1990 a color remake was produced of this director's 1968 B&W zombie classic "Night of the Living Dead"
    $2000 30
(Alex points to a prominent painting in the Barnes Collection.) In the Barnes Collection, there are 46 Picassos, 59 Matisses & 69 works by this artist, whose famous "Card Players" is seen here
    DD: $3,000 27
In 1914 composer Victor Herbert co-founded this 5-letter association to collect fees from music users
    $2000 20
Small spiny-finned fish whose pelvic fins form a sucker
    $2000 5
The last time this general assembly of the Colony of Virginia met was June 24, 1775

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Hugh Aaron Jessica
$20,000 $18,000 $2,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

He publicly objected to the name of a 2004 documentary for infringing on the title of one of his books

Final scores:

Hugh Aaron Jessica
$3,999 $20,000 $5,599
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $20,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Hugh Aaron Jessica
$15,000 $19,600 $2,800
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
27 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
6 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $37,400

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Game tape date: 2004-09-14
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