Show #8948 - Wednesday, October 11, 2023

2023 Champions Wildcard Spades quarterfinal game 8.


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Karla Fossett, a senior content administrator from Saco, Maine

Robert Won, a math professor from Washington, D.C.

Sam Stapleton, a college consultant from Los Gatos, California

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: There will be a U.S. state in each correct response.)
[Ken reads all the clues with a "California" accent.]
    $200 12
You get your hole cards & then deal with the flop in this card game, but you're far from done
    $200 5
Since 2014 Michael Che & Colin Jost have co-hosted this "SNL" sendup of TV news programs
    $200 27
Some of the great sights of Giza are the pyramids & my van on the bank of this river
    $200 25
In 2010, the Cali Hall of Fame inducted this Facebook dude, even though he's totally from New York, for reals
    $200 24
King Arthur set up the diamond jousts, a series of 9 annual tournaments all won by this knight
    $200 17
Take this toy I use to "walk the dog"; I tried that "warp drive" trick, & now I'm in traction
    $400 11
This Disney show about a pop star leading 2 very separate lives debuted in 2006
    $400 4
This "SNL" character who is most definitely his own thing starred in a Halloween special in 2017; any questions?!
    $400 28
I drove on the left to park my van beside this river, right near the U.K.'s Houses of Parliament
    $400 19
Shyeah, this Chief Justice known for his commission spoke for the Court in Brown v. Board of Education, you know?
    $400 23
This synonym for jousting that sounds like a pinball term refers to the barrier between the opponents
    $400 16
Take this crossbar with 2 U-shaped pieces; my oxen are on strike, & they refuse to wear it
    $600 8
One outcome of this educational video game that bore the name of this 19th c. historical route? "You have died of dysentery"
    $600 3
This "SNL" icon: "N.Y.'s hottest club is whimsy... this place has everything ... kufi hats, congas, MTV's Dan Cortese..."
    $600 29
Darned van broke down for good on River Road in Baton Rouge, beside this river
    $600 18
"Yo" as in Yosemite, this bro established a gnarly photography department at the Cali School of Fine Arts in 1946
    $600 22
The National Jousting Association says the first recorded joust came in this year, same as the Battle of Hastings
    $600 15
Take this pack animal I brought back from Asia; it grunts so much I can't sleep at night
    $800 9
It's not a Birmingham jail; it's Southern Comfort, sloe gin, amaretto & orange juice
    $800 1
He debuted the character of Wayne Campbell with a "shwing!" & a prayer on "SNL" in 1989
    $800 30
Everyone remember where we parked! The van's in Al Qurnah, Iraq, where this 1,700-mile-long river joins the Tigris!
    DD: $2,600 6
Whoa, this guy moved to Cali in 1852, got a near-monopoly in its railroads & founded a university? Nice
    $800 21
Today, joust fans, a bloody treat! Sir Harry has challenged Sir Gary to battle "à outrance", which means this
    $800 14
Please take my "Learn to" do this CD; if I hear "Alpine Honeymoon" one more time, I'll go bananas
    $1000 10
Check out this equine doing its thing as only it can
    $1000 2
In a real "Celebrity Jeopardy!" game, this "SNL" actress blew us away with her knowledge of the Hanseatic League
    $1000 26
Unlike Mr. Knievel, the van doesn't try to jump this river that forms part of the boundary between Idaho & Oregon
    $1000 7
Like, for sure not a native, this father of the H-bomb totally helped create Lawrence Livermore Lab at U.C. Berkeley
    $1000 20
Most jousting was unregulated & illegal until given official sanction for the first time by this English king in 1194 A.D.
    $1000 13
Take this role in "Fiddler on the Roof"; I wanted to play it, but Bea Arthur's old Broadway costume doesn't fit me

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

Sam Robert Karla
$7,000 $2,600 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Robert Karla
$8,600 $6,600 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: You'll have to name the man who is immodestly proposing to his future wife.)
(Ken: Each correct response is hidden somewhere within a word in each clue.)
    $400 27
Marilyn, I think what was lacking in your marriage to that baseball guy was a Pulitzer, & I have one of those! So whaddya say?
    $400 19
"Ease his pain", it said/ A voice that whispered through corn/ Doc Graham got to play
    $400 14
One of the few Asian nations to escape imperialism, its flag took the colors of liberty used by its allies in World War I
    $400 30
Charles Dickens rose to fame with "The Posthumous Papers of" this "Club"
    $400 28
It's just side pork that's been cured & smoked
    $400 29
I'm antireligious, but I prayed when this blew out at 90 miles per hour
    $800 26
Imelda, you're a 1950s Manila beauty queen! Nice! But marry me & be my first lady (& you'll get shoes! Lots of shoes!)
    $800 15
Jimmy once a pro/ Alas, war calls men away/ Nine gals beats no gals...
    DD: $7,000 13
Samoa's flag includes stars that represent this constellation
    $800 23
Sherlock's big brother, he could be found every evening at the Diogenes Club
    $800 24
Pears available in winter include the Bosc & this one
    $800 20
The evangelical Protestant claimed to have seen a cherub, a type of this
    $1200 25
Sorry about your hubby Marcellus' death, Octavia! But it's 40 B.C. & I love Y--no, I'm not into Egyptian girls. Why?
    $1200 9
Lupus & Tanner/ Skilled not inside the diamond/ Buttermaker drinks
    $1200 12
The historic arms of Dubrovnik are included on this Balkan country's red, white & blue-striped flag
    DD: $8,000 16
A 1989 bestseller begins, "My father has asked me to be the fourth corner at" this
    $1200 8
Resembling tiny heads of cabbage, these are referenced as being in Belgium as early as the 13th century
    $1200 18
If the Low countries were cut off from other anesthetics, this could be used in the Netherlands
    $1600 22
Mary, in 1936, I wanna make you wife number 2! I'm gonna unearth the world for you in East Africa!
    $1600 2
Annie's got problems/ Nuke & Crash are enamored/ The "big show" awaits
    $1600 5
From 1748 to 1814, this nation flew the Danish flag; it added a dark blue cross within the white cross on the red field in 1821
    $1600 7
7th graders Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia & Stacey founded this club in a 1986 kids novel; around 250 titles later, it's still in business
    $1600 3
How about a Caprese salad: fresh mozzarella, tomatoes & this herb
    $1600 17
The employees commiserated about the avariciousness of the boss--he really is a this
    $2000 21
'Cilla Mullins, it's the 17th c., baby, & I'm speaking for myself. Come on, li'l mama! We'll have 10 kids & make Plymouth rock!
    $2000 1
Cicotte, Weaver, Joe/ The Black Sox accept their fate/ Gambling mars the game
    $2000 4
Britannica says the white disk on this landlocked Asian nation's flag seen here honors the Japanese
    $2000 6
Lord Peter Wimsey frequents the Egotists' Club in mystery stories by this woman
    $2000 10
You can bake, steam or simmer this winter squash; it's flesh is sweet
    $2000 11
The physician felt a rush of adrenaline when he barely avoided nicking this artery entering the kidney

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Robert Karla
$30,800 $4,600 $7,600
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

An early owner of this 1889 painting full of blue & green noted how well the artist "understood the exquisite nature of flowers!"

Final scores:

Sam Robert Karla
$30,800 $4,600 $0
Winner: semifinalist 2nd place: $5,000 3rd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sam Robert Karla
$22,800 $12,600 $7,600
25 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
17 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $43,000

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Game tape date: 2023-08-30
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