Primetime Celebrity Jeopardy! game #18 - Wednesday, October 25, 2023

2023-2024 Primetime Celebrity Jeopardy! quarterfinal game 5.


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Peter Schrager, a sports broadcaster and writer originally from Freehold, New Jersey

Adam Rodriguez, an actor originally from Yonkers, New York

Mira Sorvino, an actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador born in New York, raised in New Jersey

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: I'll give you a country and you tell me whether it's above, below, or right on the equator.)
(Ken: Given a famous movie quote with one word changed, you give us the correct word.)
(Ken: These are all anagrams of green things.)
    $100 19
    $100 6
Tom Hanks:
"Flavortown, we have a problem"
    $100 28
In front of his wife Jill and other LGBT supporters, this POTUS signed 2022's Respect for Marriage Act into law
    $100 1
On a trip to Asia in 1492, he ended up thousands of miles away and still got a U.S. federal holiday in his honor
    $100 11
Time to make the... oh, never mind. This chain officially dropped "Donuts" from its name in 2019
    $100 18
Lucky you! This symbol appears in the logo of Irish airline Aer Lingus:
    $200 30
    $200 7
Brad Pitt:
"The first rule of chess club is: you do not talk about chess club"
    $200 27
Looking good, White House! The prideful display seen here was this POTUS's way of honoring 2015's Obergefell v. Hodges ruling
    $200 2
Comic Trevor Noah's biracial background proved that this system designed to keep races separate in South Africa just didn't work
    $200 12
France caught a sick burn in 2003, when D.C. cafeterias dropped the name "French fries" and started serving these
    $200 17
May's birthstone:
    $300 29
    $300 8
Patrick Swayze:
"Nobody puts Jay-Z in a corner"
    $300 24
The historic year gay activists picketed outside LBJ's White House; MLK's March on Washington was two years earlier
    $300 3
Understandably, noted traitor Benedict Arnold isn't buried in the U.S., but at St. Mary's church in this city
    $300 13
A little ditty 'bout... John Mellencamp, who axed this word from his stage name in 1991
    $300 20
"Before You Leap" is this Muppet's autobiography:
    $400 23
    $400 9
Judy Garland:
"Lions and tigers and Labradoodles, oh my!"
    $400 26
Patti Davis once recalled this POTUS, her dad, telling her "some men love other men"
    DD: $300 4
A poll of historical writers named this Tudor king the worst monarch in history and his six wives would probably agree
    $400 14
Partly to distance themselves from J.K. Rowling, athletes are now replacing this name for their sport with "quadball"
    $400 21
She's been staring at Brooklyn since 1886, and man, her right arm must be tired!:
    $500 16
    $500 10
Ice Cube, in the 1995 movie "Friday":
"Bye, amnesia"
    $500 25
This POTUS joined the Republican Unity Coalition, a gay rights organization, roughly 25 years after leaving the White House
    $500 5
Genghis Khan had a breakthrough when he "broke through" this fortified Asian structure that was built over 2000 years
    $500 15
Turns out, trimming 17 nonessential letters from your name will increase sales. Just ask retailer RH, formerly called this
    $500 22
This "powder"-ful drink is made from finely ground green tea leaves:

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

Mira Adam Peter
$2,300 $300 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mira Adam Peter
$3,200 -$800 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: You'll have to name the brand that makes each of these styles.)
    $200 16
Library card sign-up month occurs during this month of the year (yay! back to school!)
    $200 4
Adam and Eve's first two sons; you may have heard they had a falling out
    $200 10
Chuck Taylor All Star Classic
    $200 23
The Benjamin Franklin Bridge connects Camden, New Jersey to this city Ben moved to when he was 17
    $200 26
The presidency may have eluded him in 2000, but on the bright side, he won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007
    $200 11
Dialing it for directory assistance may be old news, but as slang for "information", this number is still in service
    $400 17
Margaret Mitchell went to the Atlanta library while writing this novel to fact-check if iodine was used in Civil War hospitals
    $400 5
Famously feuding brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher don't look back in anger at 1991, the year they formed this band
    $400 9
Air Max 90 &
Air Force 1
    $400 22
It's estimated that more than 100 million vehicles per year cross the Hudson over this bridge, also called the GW
    $400 27
The prize for this newest category was first awarded in 1969 -- roughly 68 fiscal years after all the others
    $400 12
From the hours worked at a typical job, this term now refers to the job itself--just ask Sheena or Dolly
    $600 18
The initialism of the New York public library is NYPL; as an acronym, some enjoy pronouncing it like this body part
    $600 6
One of the great actors of his era, Edwin Booth's fame was eclipsed by his younger brother, this infamous assassin
    $600 3
Stan Smith &
Samba Classic
    $600 20
Seen here, the so-called Bunker Hill Bridge was built as part of this city's Big Dig project
    $600 28
The youngest-ever Nobel Prize winner is also a best-selling author, for her 2013 memoir titled "I Am" this
    $600 13
You don't need perfect vision to ask this trucker-inspired version of the question "Where are you?"
    DD: $2,000 19
On display at the Newark Public Librarv is the copy of "Portnoy's Complaint" this author inscribed to his parents
    $800 7
This Safdie Brothers film was inspired by stories their father told them about working in New York City's Diamond District
    $800 2
Drift Cat &
Neo Cat
    $800 21
Linking Memphis, Tennessee & West Memphis, Arkansas, the Hernando de Soto Bridge lies over this lengthy river
    DD: $2,000 29
The Peace Prize is the only Nobel Prize awarded not in Stockholm, but in this fjord-tastic neighboring capital
    $800 14
As slang, it sounds a lot less serious than "shoplifting" -- though your arresting officer might not agree
    $1000 25
She wrote "I was 6 when my father walked me to my first library"; she was 37 when her novel "The Joy Luck Club" was published
    $1000 8
These NFL siblings made history in 2023 by becoming the first brothers to compete against each other in the Super Bowl
    $1000 1
Sk8-Hi &
Old Skool
    $1000 24
Nearly five miles long, the Mackinac Bridge connects this state's Upper & Lower peninsulas
    $1000 30
Each Nobel Prize winner receives a medal, a cash award, and this official title--leafy head wreath not included
    $1000 15
It's the number Gordon Ramsay might bellow to announce he's removing an item from the menu

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

Mira Adam Peter
$5,600 -$400 $5,200

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mira Adam Peter
$5,400 $0 $5,200

Triple Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Each correct response here will have all those vowels, E-I-E-I-O, in that order.)
(Ken: These will all be responses you can make by changing just one letter in the word "math".)
    $300 13
Some fungi form umbrella-shaped "fruiting bodies" that hold fungal reproductive spores; stir-fry enthusiasts know them as these
    $300 14
Christina Aguilera sings, "You gotta rub me the right way in this 1999 No. 1 hit

_ E _ I E / I _ / _ / _ O _ _ _ _
    $300 8
The Hass variety of this food traces its lineage back to a single tree planted by postman Rudolph Hass in the 1920s
    $300 28
Michelangelo's most iconic statue depicts David before a battle with this giant -- whom he apparently fought without pants
    $300 30
At the Freud museum in London, the centerpiece of Freud's study is one of these furniture items, famously used in his work
    $300 19
Seen here, the U.S. Constitution says the president must take one of these before entering office
    $600 3
Perhaps due to its reddish-brown color, a fungal plant disease shares its name with this pesky end product of iron oxidation
    $600 15
It's the former boy band of Harry Styles

_ _ E / _ I _ E _ _ I O _
    $600 4
Less is "S'more"? This cracker was created by a preacher who hoped that eating it would promote abstinence
    DD: $1,500 25
It's no lie: almost $80 million dropped at auction for Giacometti's surrealist, "Le Nez", a head with a very long one of these
    $600 9
Freud's personality theory divides the human psyche into 3 parts: the ego, the superego, and this, the seat of our most primitive instincts
    $600 20
A popular British dish of sausage & potatoes is called bangers & this
    $900 1
As an alternative to pumice, enzymes from the fungus Trichoderma reesei can be used to "distress" this type of denim
    $900 16
Billboard called her "the Queen of Adult Contemporary"

_ E _ I _ E / _ I O _
    DD: $1,500 5
Named after a Russian ballerina, this meringue-based dessert is nicknamed "Pav" in Australia
    $900 26
Picasso's 1912 sculpture of this instrument features droopy frets & a sound hole that looks like a toilet paper roll
    $900 10
Freud believed the "royal road" to the unconscious was the interpretation of these experiences -- assuming you can remember them
    $900 23
A common way to greet a friend in Australia is to say "G'day," this
    $1200 2
A BBC documentary sequence about a so-called "zombie fungus" inspired this video game, now a hit HBO series
    $1200 17
Her 80s hits include "Only in My Dreams" & "Electric Youth"

_ E _ _ I E / _ I _ _ O _
    $1200 6
Featuring fried chicken pieces in a sweet sauce, this Chinese takeout favorite is named after a 19th century military leader
    $1200 27
Known to selfie-hounds as "The Bean", Anish Kapoor's massive "Cloud Gate" was unveiled in this U.S. city in 2004
    DD: $1,000 11
From the Latin for "desire" or "lust", Freud used this word to refer to a person's sex drive
    $1200 22
Seen here, the Romans really soaked up in this English city, named one of the great spa towns of Europe
    $1500 24
Scientists use this internet-inspired pun name for the vast network of fungi swapping nutrients beneath the forest floor
    $1500 18
It's a greatest hits album released by Madonna in 1990

_ _ E / I _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ E / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ I O _
    $1500 7
A famed veal dish including shrimp & crab meat is named after this crooner, who might have asked for it to be made "My Way"
    $1500 29
In the '60s, this pop art icon recreated cartons of Brillo pads, stacking them to evoke a cramped warehouse
    $1500 12
This familiar quote, a caveat against overthinking, is widely misattributed to Freud; though his 20-cigar-a-day habit may have inspired it
    $1500 21
This number is the measure of an aircraft's speed compared to the speed of sound--the Concorde's was as high as 2.04

Scores at the end of the Triple Jeopardy! Round:

Mira Adam Peter
$12,200 $4,500 $11,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Referring to the lengthy title of her much-discussed novel, this author lamented that she didn't just call the book "Margaret"

Final scores:

Mira Adam Peter
$24,200 $5,000 $19,000
Winner: semifinalist 3rd place: $30,000 to LIFT-LA 2nd place: $30,000 to the Baby Quest Foundation

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Mira Adam Peter
$12,400 $3,900 $15,800
34 R
(including 2 DDs),
9 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
9 W
29 R,
4 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $32,100

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Game tape date: 2023-08-21
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