Show #8926 - Monday, September 11, 2023

First game of Season 40.
2023 Second Chance competition week 1, semifinal game 1.
Ken Jennings hosts.


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Derek Allen, an accountant originally from Cassopolis, Michigan

Gabriel Ostler, a script writer from Orinda, California

Jill Tucker, an operations manager from Mulino, Oregon

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: "He's just 'Kin'.")
    $200 25
In natural form a mixture of 3 isotopes, this element is the most abundant in the Earth's crust & in the human body
    $200 30
The Gold Coast Railroad Museum boasts the train from which this pres. held a paper telling of his 1948 election "defeat"
    $200 29
This creature puts the leap in Lepus, its Latin name
    $200 23
Types of these include http-only, session & zombie, but none of them go very well with a glass of cold milk
    $200 28
In 2023 she & Ryan Gosling were the leads for a big-screen live-action "Barbie" adventure
    $200 27
This Oscar winner is a descendant of "Mayflower" passenger & Plymouth Colony founder William Bradford
    $400 24
Used as a common medical treatment in the 19th century, laudanum is a tincture of this narcotic dissolved in distilled spirits
    $400 1
Miami has the USA's largest cruise terminal, serving this cruise line named for a nearby sea
    $400 21
That Bubo, this avian, was making noise all night & I couldn't sleep
    $400 22
Related to Old Norse "hvina", it's a complaining cry or sound
    $400 26
Creators Ruth & Elliot Handler named Barbie & Ken for their children & also co-founded this company that still makes the dolls
    $400 18
On an episode of "Finding Your Roots", Edward Norton learned that his 12th great-grandparents were John Rolfe & her
    DD: $1,600 9
Sedimentary deposits near Lake Superior produce the largest U.S. annual yield of hematite, the main ore of this metal
    $600 12
Don't look to crash with this Miami Heat legend & wife Gabrielle Union--they sold their mansion for $22 million
    $600 2
Instead of its deadly moniker, you can call the creature seen here by this 4-letter Latin name
    $600 4
Not so great with peanut butter on a sandwich, Vaseline has been a brand of this since the 1870s
    $600 5
In an immersive & interactive experience, you can enter the World of Barbie & visit this iconic home of hers, brought to life
    $600 8
In 2004 this distant cousin of "Trees" poet Joyce took to the L.A. stage as Moses in "The Ten Commandments"
    $800 10
Alfred Nobel invented dynamite by mixing kieselguhr, a type of chalky earth, with this liquid explosive
    $800 13
The Brickell Section of town has one end of the Tamiami Trail; 264 miles away, the other end is, naturally, in this city
    $800 6
A horse is this, also a Peter Shaffer play title
    $800 3
While playing, Ginger Baker would hold one of these in each hand, but he'd get little nutrition from them
    $800 19
In 2016 Barbie got 3 new & diverse body types in addition to her original: tall, petite & this 5-letter adjective
    $800 16
Anderson Cooper descends from this shipping & railroad magnate who left a fortune of more than $100 million when he died in 1877
    $1000 11
Around 1908, geneticist Thomas Morgan began using this insect to help establish the chromosome theory of heredity
    $1000 14
Calle Ocho, or Southwest 8th Street, is the main thoroughfare of this area, home to many exiles
    $1000 7
Pullus, "chicken", gives us this English word for a young & yummy hen
    $1000 15
It sounds like you're making pasta when engaging in this activity that involves catching catfish with your bare hands
    $1000 20
In 1989 Barbie became an ambassador for this U.N. agency that helps children around the world
    $1000 17
(Jenna Bush Hager presents the clue.) I descend from two U.S. presidents, my father & grandfather, but I'm also related to this 19th century president from New Hampshire though my grandmother, Barbara Bush; just think of her maiden name

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

Jill Gabriel Derek
$800 $1,600 $4,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jill Gabriel Derek
$3,400 $2,200 $6,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
Playing center is the Holy C, the Bishop of Rome & the Thunderdome, from Argentina to the arena--this pope turned Trotter
    $400 21
One of the silent masterworks is 1928's "The Passion of" this 15th century woman
    $400 27
At about 9,570 feet, it's Greece's highest & arguably best-known peak
    $400 28
Influenced by Petrarch, Joachim du Bellay brought this poetic form into French with a collection of 50 of them
    $400 29
Known for his rock & rolling, this Tupelo man also had dozens of country hits
    $400 24
Grab some shade in one of these turreted garden houses that as the name suggests is good for a nice view
    $800 19
Before coaching the Knicks in "Eddie", this comic & "Ghost" star became an honorary member
    DD: $4,000 20
As her, Natalie Portman says, "There won't be another Camelot"
    $800 22
Thessaloniki is the capital city of Central this region, also the name of Philip II's ancient kingdom
    $800 26
The play "Antonius", Mary Sidney's translation of a French work, helped revive this form of "lone speaking" monologue
    $800 25
Mississippi is called this state, after the state tree
    $800 23
Eugene Field's poem "The Duel" featured the Calico Cat & this dog
    $1200 18
This Laker known for his skyhook is an honorary member & was once on a team that actually defeated the Globetrotters
    $1200 2
Seen here, this actress played an astronomer in 4th century Alexandria in "Agora"
    $1200 13
Greece's 3 main geographic areas are the islands, the mainland & joined by an isthmus, this peninsula, that lent its name to a war
    $1200 12
A romantic epic, him "Innamorato" was followed nearly 30 years later by him "Furioso" in 1516
    $1200 7
Central location--huge! In 1821 Miss. put the capital at LeFleur's Bluff but would rename it this, honoring a future president
    $1200 8
This type of full-rigged sailing ship popular in the 16th & 17th centuries might have one or 2 tiers for guns
    $1600 9
This co-anchor of "Good Morning America" & former guest host of "Jeopardy!" was made an honorary Globetrotter in 2015
    $1600 3
The Charlton Heston film "55 Days at Peking" is set during this 1900 rebellion
    DD: $2,600 16
The setting of plays like "Oedipus" & "Antigone", this Greek city shares its name with a capital city of Ancient Egypt
    $1600 14
Poet Henry Vaughan wrote a book of religious devotions bearing the name of this "Mount" near Jerusalem
    $1600 6
Let's get down & dirty! In chocolate desserts, this word comes between Mississippi & either pie or cake
    $1600 5
The mascot seen here represents these University of South Carolina sports teams
    $2000 10
Nixon's Secretary of State, he worried about how he would "look in short pants" when he was made an honorary Globetrotter
    $2000 11
This 2023 film is based on the true story of Joseph Bologne, a Black violinist & composer in 18th century France
    $2000 17
Corfu is in this sea on Greece's west coast
    $2000 15
Margaret of Navarre's 16th century book of stories "The Heptameron" was modeled on a longer work by this Italian
    $2000 4
The former home of this civil rights legend, slain in 1963, is now a national monument
    $2000 1
Latin for "sword" gives us the name of this flower

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jill Gabriel Derek
$16,200 $4,800 $8,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The most recent British monarch not to succeed a parent or a sibling was this ruler who succeeded an uncle

Final scores:

Jill Gabriel Derek
$32,400 $0 $16,201
Finalist 3rd place: $2,000 2nd place: $3,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jill Gabriel Derek
$14,600 $7,400 $8,600
16 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $30,600

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Game tape date: 2023-08-15
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