Show #432 - Tuesday, May 6, 1986


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Kerrie Henson, a government clerk from Columbia, Maryland

Tomio Nishimura, a major in the United States Air Force from Highland, California

Ron Cohen, a physician and actor from New York City (whose 1-day cash winnings total $7,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: A brief word of explanation. Here on Jeopardy! we try to be current and reflect what's happening in our society. You know, one of the big films of the past year was Rocky IV. That was a sequel of a sequel of a sequel of a sequel. Well, we've learned to do that on our show also. Last year, you'll recall, ladies and gentlemen, we had WOOD. We followed that up with SON OF WOOD. We then got real hot and started off this year with WOOD III. You have my assurances that with THE LAST WOOD, today's category, we've gone about as far as we can go with wood.)
    $100 1
The 1st TV network when the Big 3 are put in alphabetical order
    $100 11
In poetry, the three chief types are syllabic, stress, & foot-verse,
not parking, electric, & postage
    $100 6
A female peacock
    $100 17
Until the movie ended, they didn't share a "pillow", only "talk"
    $100 12
Specializing in sunglasses & filters, this company turned to instant photography in 1948
    $100 24
Wood found in the 1st line of nursery rhyme featuring a clock-running rodent
    $200 2
The 1st month alphabetically
    $200 20
Of haiku, a limerick, or a sonnet, the one with the most lines
    $200 7
In mid 19th c., the U.S. government tried to use these desert animals to carry mail in Tex., Ariz., & N.Y.
    $200 18
Bozo the Clown spearheaded a drive to get this classic comedy team on a postage stamp
    $200 13
In a contest launched by Napoleon III, Hippolyte Megemouries invented this butter substitute
    $200 25
To baffle, make political speeches, or what's left standing of a felled tree
    $300 3
Alphabetically 1st of the 9 baseball positions, if you get my signals
    $300 21
According to Byron, "she walks in beauty like" this
    DD: $400 8
The family of fish with the greatest # of species, including the boat on "Gilligan's Island"
    $300 19
Before searching for "The Jewel of the Nile", Michael Douglas & Kathleen Turner were doing this on screen
    $300 14
When Luther C. Crowell patented this in 1872, he "got the sack"
    $300 26
State tree for Massachusetts & nightmare street in 2 films
    $400 4
Of the numbers from one to ten, the one which is alphabetically first
    $400 22
Hedda's actor husband DeWolf Hopper was famous for popularizing this sports poem
    $400 9
Common name of the Egyptian cobra
    $400 15
The original 1972 model of this company's 1st electronic pocket calculator is in the Smithsonian
    $400 27
Wood in Carpenters' song preceding "4-5789"
    $500 5
By first name or last, he's alphabetically the 1st of the "Fab 4"
    $500 23
This poet dropped the capital letters in both his name & poetry
    $500 10
The only living representatives of the Proboscidea
    $500 16
It's what the 1874 "literary piano" developed into
    $500 28
A black gum, this tree shares its name with Elvis' birthplace

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 10):

Ron Tomio Kerrie
$300 $1,100 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ron Tomio Kerrie
$2,100 $900 $100

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Another in our continuing series on U.S. states. This one...)
    $200 4
Neither Blacks nor Whites but Bushmen & Hottentots were the 1st to live in this troubled country
    $200 7
Stookey, &
    $200 1
In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus said just looking at a woman lustfully is committing this
    $200 26
The record for this is Bobby Unser’s 4 second refueling
during the 1976 Indy 500
    $200 9
After leaving the Today Show, this South Dakotan became anchor for NBC's Evening News
    $200 12
Upon 1st entering college, George Washington Carver studied this keyboard instrument
    $400 5
Born Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov in 1870, but the name on his much-visited tomb is this
    $400 8
This famous Stephen Foster song was originally published as "Gwine to Run All Night"
    $400 2
Disputed strip of land, it's where Samson brought down the house
    $400 27
This rear deck air deflector helps improve tire traction
    $400 20
Semi-desert region that's been described as "Hell with the fires put out"
    $400 13
Of 50, 100, or 200 gallons, the amount of water used daily in the average U.S. household
    DD: $400 6
Now surrounded by the countries w/largest area & pop., this country once had the largest land empire ever
    $600 16
His "Funny Way of Laughin'" got him a Grammy in 1962
    $600 3
Not in the Bible but in a Strauss opera did Salome perform this
    $600 21
In 1973 American Indian movement, militants occupied this S.D. village & battle site for 70 days
    $600 14
Month WWI began & WWII ended
    $800 10
U.N. Secretary-General killed in 1961 plane crash while dealing with Congo crisis
    $800 17
In 1974, she was "a free man in Paris"
    $800 18
Following the Gospels, it's the 5th book of the New Testament
    $800 24
It's how the United States acquired South Dakota
    $800 15
On the message plate attached to Pioneer 10, the naked man is doing this with his right hand
    $1000 11
130 years ago Tennessean Wm. Walker took over & became pres. of this strife-torn Cent. Amer. country
    DD: $1,000 23
River mentioned in the following folk chantey:

"Oh, Shenandoah, / I love your daughter / Away, you rolling river"
    $1000 19
Moses' sister & brother
    $1000 25
Though S.D. tends to vote Repub., only major party nominee for president representing S.D. was this Dem.
    $1000 22
She was Mrs. Dick Tracy

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ron Tomio Kerrie
$5,700 $2,100 $1,700
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Although Mt. St. Helens provided the big bang that year, everyone asked, "Who shot J.R.?"

Final scores:

Ron Tomio Kerrie
$7,199 $600 $3,400
2-day champion: $14,199 3rd place: Vitamaster exercise bike 2nd place: trip to Diplomat Resort, Hollywood, Florida

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ron Tomio Kerrie
$5,700 $3,900 $1,700
21 R,
4 W
14 R,
5 W
(including 3 DDs)
8 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $11,300

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Game tape date: 1985-12-04
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