Primetime Celebrity Jeopardy! game #17 - Wednesday, October 18, 2023

2023-2024 Primetime Celebrity Jeopardy! quarterfinal game 4.


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Melissa Fumero, an actor and director originally from Lyndhurst, New Jersey

Shane Battier, a two-time NBA champion originally from Birmingham, Michigan

Steven Weber, an actor and writer originally from Queens, New York

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: These are songs with repeated words in the title.)
(Ken: Every response begins with the "R" sound, and we would appreciate you responding in that spirit.)
(Ken: According to the Social Security Administration.)
    $100 1
Located in Kokomo, Indiana, "Haynes' Horseless Carriage" is on the spot where Elwood Haynes first tested one of these in 1894
    $100 22
It ain't no lie--*NSYNC had a top 10 hit in 2000 with this song (and we'd love for you to do the "talking puppet hand" motion)
    $100 6
If you play the latest version of this Hasbro game you can be Chef White or Solicitor Peacock
    $100 11
In 2022, this fast food chain launched a line of dog toys shaped like roast beef sandwiches and curly fries
    $100 26
#1 for boys: a boatload of kids share their name with this biblical ark builder
    $100 16
AMC Theatres claims to sell 52 million bags of this snack food every year
    $200 2
The inscription seen here was etched into the steps of this DC landmark in 2003
    $200 23
The "explosive" trio of Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj collaborated on this 2014 hit
    $200 7
One yummy change to this game over the years was renaming the Molasses Swamp the Chocolate Swamp
    $200 12
It's the world's smallest and shallowest ocean
    $200 27
#1 for girls: it's also the first name of actresses Watson, Roberts & Thompson
    $200 17
In 2013, cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio assumed this lofty title
    $300 3
William Faulkner and Eudora Welty are featured on markers along a writers trail in this U.S. state
    $300 21
Say the name of Buffalo's NFL team three times, and you'll say the title of this Destiny's Child song
    $300 8
Released in 2003, A Game of Thrones put players in the great houses of this fictional continent
    $300 13
When he's not searching for the Lost Ark or the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones teaches this subject
    $300 28
#5 for boys: a term for a worker who lays bricks or stone
    $300 18
If you love Dum Dums & Chupa Chups, you're a real sucker for this treat
    $400 4
A marker in Martinez, CA hails the town as the "birthplace of the martini"; it recommends 2/3 gin and 1/3 this
    $400 24
Questions asked by Run-DMC in this song include: "Why ya buggin'?" & "Why you out there stuntin'?"
    $400 9
On a standard Scrabble board there are only 8 of these premium squares that boost your points
    $400 14
There's a cannon in the logo of this English soccer team nicknamed "The Gunners"
    $400 29
#2 for girls: it refers to a type of tree whose branches are symbols of peace
    $400 19
The United Nations estimated that the world's this reached 8 billion on Nov. 15, 2022
    DD: $900 5
Along with "Deep Throat", he's the reporter mentioned on a historical marker outside a parking garage in Arlington, VA
    $500 25
The Financial Times called this ABBA song, "a lament about being poor in a rich man's world"
    $500 10
In Monopoly, Boardwalk is in the same color group as this alliterative property
    $500 15
The World Tango Museum is located in this country
    $500 30
#10 for girls: you'll see this name on a map of Wisconsin
    $500 20
In 1953, 10-year-old Gayla Peevey sang about wanting this large animal for Christmas

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

Steven Shane Melissa
$1,100 $1,000 -$400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Steven Shane Melissa
$2,200 $1,900 -$600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Because "MAN", "M-A-N", will appear exactly in the center of each correct response.)
    $200 4
This planet is often called Earth's evil twin because it's similar in size & density, but it's a hot toxic mess
    $200 11
"Mo' Better Blues", "Malcolm X", "Inside Man": all Denzel Washington films & all directed by this man
    $200 16
Richard Nixon, 1973: "I don't self-identify as a thief"
    $200 26
"Splinters with Gary Rogowski" is a podcast in which the host discusses his expertise working with this material
    $200 1
In a simpler time, this phrase meant "hang out & watch a movie"; it's evolved to mean "hang out, watch a movie &... you know"
    $200 21
Used in several types of Sharpie markers, this kind of ink sounds like it will last forever (spoiler alert: it doesn't)
    $400 5
This 2nd-largest planet in our solar system is mostly made up of hydrogen & helium, so don't try standing on it
    $400 12
Before Wakanda, Washington covered the cost of this aspiring actor to study at Oxford
    $400 17
Teddy Roosevelt, 1901: "Treat others with respect, but make sure they know your military could still kick their ass"
    DD: $600 27
"5-4" is a podcast that calls itself an "occasionally profane take on the ideological battles" of this federal body
    $400 2
Austin Powers may be pop culture's greatest champion of this randy British verb; it even made the title of his sequel
    $400 22
In 2021, Daniel Craig was given this honorary rank in the British Royal Navy, the same rank as James Bond
    $600 8
The ancient Romans named this planet after their god of war, perhaps because it resembles a drop of blood in the night sky
    $600 13
"No one would take on his case... until one man was willing to take on the system" was a tagline for this 1993 Washington film
    $600 18
Michelle Obama, 2016: "If jerks are being jerks, keep it classy"
    $600 28
Including an episode on petrochronology, "Gneiss Chats" is a podcast whose host has a PhD in "applied" this
    $600 3
For absurd innuendo, nothing beats "nudge, nudge" or this other matching word pair, from a classic Monty Python sketch
    $600 23
The marsupial seen here is called a this devil, named after the Australian island it's native to
    $800 9
The largest known storm in our Solar System, the Great Red Spot, has been swirling across this planet for centuries
    $800 14
His credits include the HBO comedy series "Ballers" & the 2018 film "BlacKkKlansman"; he's also Denzel Washington's son
    $800 19
Friedrich Nietzsche, 1888: "Tough situations will build my resilience--assuming I don't die first"
    $800 29
Evoking a home run stat belonging to one of its players, "755 is Real" is a podcast about this major league team
    $800 6
There might be no dopier word for "have sex with" than this 1-syllable verb ending in "K", likely meant to evoke bouncing
    $800 24
Published annually, this type of reference book is full of facts & information, like the "World" or "Old Farmer's" one
    $1000 10
This blue-green ice giant was the first planet to be discovered with a telescope
    $1000 15
In a 2021 film adaptation of "Macbeth", Washington delivers the famous line "Out, out, brief" this
    $1000 20
John Paul Jones, 1779: "Surrender? I'm just getting started"
    $1000 30
On the podcast "Disability Visibility", an episode covering politics mentions this US senator from Illinois
    $1000 7
We can thank "Jersey Shore" for the popularity of this hookup verb--which certainly evokes compression, if not romance
    DD: $3,000 25
Ernest Hemingway wrote about "The Snows of" this highest peak in Africa

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

Steven Shane Melissa
$4,400 $1,500 -$400

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Steven Shane Melissa
$9,000 $2,900 -$1,000

Triple Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: And a fun fact about me, [*]. A lot of people don't know that.)
    $300 11
"Lumpito and the Painter from Spain" tells the story of a dachshund featured in several of this cubist's works
    $300 6
After turning 90 in 2023, she was still active on social media and retweeted an article about the peace songs of her husband, John Lennon
    $300 16
This is gonna feel a little cold; treat an ankle sprain with "RICE": "rest", this "I" word, "compression" and "elevation"
    $300 21
The revelation of The Quran from the angel Jibril to the prophet Muhammad began in this holy Islamic month of fasting
    $300 26
Honda plan for peaceful relations following conflict
    $300 1
Take a nail salon treatment, move its eye from the back to the front, & you get this model & longtime wife of David Bowie
    DD: $10,000 12
"Sunflowers and Swirly Stars" is the subtitle of a book about this artist
    $600 7
In 2019, he surpassed George H.W. Bush as longest-living U.S. president; he was 96 when Biden was inaugurated
    $600 17
In optometry, "flashes" and "floaters" are 2 of the "4 F's" doctors often see in patients with a detached this
    $600 22
Referenced several times, but not by name is this woman who eats from the forbidden tree along with her husband
    $600 27
Chevy somewhat formal or casual jacket, perhaps with metal buttons
    $600 2
Take a long skirt or dress, move its "I" from the back to the front, and you get this supersized movie format
    $900 13
Henri Matisse's paper cut-outs inspired the book "Drawing with" this hand-operated tool
    $900 8
Ariana DeBose won an Oscar in 2022 for her role in "West Side Story"; this nonagenarian won for the same role 60 years earlier
    $900 18
Its "G" standing for "glycemic control", "glucose bad" is a mnemonic for people with this medical condition
    $900 23
TGI this day of the week on which the book says to drop all business and respond to the call to prayer
    $900 28
Toyota Arctic plain void of trees
    $900 3
Take a southwestern Native American tribe, move its "I" from the back to the front, and you get this breakfast chain
    $1200 14
One children's book title refers to this Mexican master as the artist who painted herself
    $1200 9
In 2023, this astronaut got married on his 93rd birthday; presumably, he was over the moon
    $1200 19
If you can't remember "ulna, radius, humerus", try "usually really hard" to help recall the bones in this part of the body
    DD: $15,000 24
The Quran has gone through dozens of translations but was originally written in the classical form of this language
    $1200 29
Dodge boxer who wants a shot at beating the champ
    $1200 4
Take this first name (he loved Lucy), move its "I" from the back to the front, and you get this ominous day for Caesar
    $1500 15
The flags of Puerto Rico & Haiti are on the cover of "Radiant Child", inspired by the early life of this Brooklyn-born artist
    DD: $11,400 10
Making comedy fans wait over 40 years for a sequel, this 97-year-old released "History of the World, Part II" in 2023
    $1500 20
Pediatricians look for "The 3 S's"--stridor, subglottic swelling and a seal-like cough--before diagnosing this infant ailment
    $1500 25
One passage says that paradise flows with rivers of water, milk, honey, and this fermented libation, forbidden on earth
    $1500 30
Hyundai southwestern capital city with a Spanish name
    $1500 5
Take the ending to a "San Francisco treat", move its "I" from the back to the front, and you get this element #26 on the periodic table

Scores at the end of the Triple Jeopardy! Round:

Steven Shane Melissa
$24,400 $10,700 -$1,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

She joined the Sisters of Loreto at age 18, then took her good works to Calcutta, where she was called this

Final scores:

Steven Shane Melissa
$25,000 $21,400 $900
Winner: semifinalist 2nd place: $30,000 to the Battier Take Charge Foundation 3rd place: $30,000 to the International Community Foundation supporting This is About Humanity

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Steven Shane Melissa
$18,100 $11,600 -$400
35 R
(including 3 DDs),
7 W
(including 1 DD)
29 R,
8 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $29,300

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Game tape date: 2023-08-23
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