Primetime Celebrity Jeopardy! game #22 - Wednesday, December 6, 2023

2023-2024 Primetime Celebrity Jeopardy! quarterfinal game 9.


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Amanda Seales, a comedian and social justice advocate from Los Angeles, California

Mo Rocca, a journalist and podcast host originally from Bethesda, Maryland

Kyra Sedgwick, an actor and director originally from New York City

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: We're gonna give you three tourist attractions; you'll tell me which U.S. state they're located in.)
    $100 29
In 1978's "Animal House", this word is an epic call-to-party from John Belushi; it's also the party's dress code
    $100 22
I spy...
Area 51,
Burning Man festival &
the Bellagio Hotel & Casino
    $100 27
The title character utters the famous line, "Et tu, Brute?":
    $100 12
Game theorists might call it a "zero-sum game without perfect information"; those playing it to break a tie sometimes call it "Rochambeau"
    $100 28
This actress once said "The Rachel" was "not my best look" & "the ugliest haircut I've ever seen"
    $100 20
Ad executive Draper Daniels was the inspiration for the name of this drama's lead character, Don Draper
    $200 21
Though it costs him his head, Mel Gibson in "Braveheart" refuses to beg for mercy... & yells this word instead
    $200 2
I spy...
Mount Washington,
Lake Winnipesaukee
& Dartmouth College
    $200 1
A mischievous fairy named Puck just can't stop pranking people:
    $200 3
If your clothing catches fire (though hopefully it won't), this 3-pronged fire safety mantra will remind you what to do
    $200 6
After this Canadian pop star cut his signature swoop in 2011, locks of his hair sold on eBay for more than $40,000
    $200 18
This show's 1983 finale "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" is still the most watched episode of scripted TV ever
    $300 16
Try yelling out "O-H!" in a crowded place; chances are, any Buckeyes fan within earshot will yell these two letters in return
    $300 7
I spy...
Pikes Peak,
the John Denver Sanctuary &
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    $300 4
The title ruler is the father of Goneril, Regan & Cordelia:
    $300 8
According to the carol, it's what "my true love gave to me" on the third day of Christmas; I just hope he wasn't regifting
    $300 24
"Cinnamon Buns" was Carrie Fisher's nickname for this character's iconic hairstyle
    $300 15
Tipping his hat to Tom Selleck, Jay Hernandez wore a Detroit Tigers cap on the first episode of this reboot set in Hawaii
    $400 30
This online game spawned a battle cry that's now synonymous with idiocy gone rogue: "Leeroy Jenkins!"
    $400 10
I spy...
Powell's City of Books,
Crater Lake National Park &
Timberline Lodge
    $400 5
It opens with the famous line, "If music be the food of love, play on":
    $400 23
If "American Pie" is your karaoke go-to, you know they're "the three men I admire most" who "caught the last train for the coast"
    $400 14
Seen here, this former British prime minister once claimed that unruly hair is "impossible to imitate"
    $400 17
Bryan Cranston said if this Fox sitcom had been renewed for one more season, he wouldn't have been available to play Walter White
    $500 26
Of this school's iconic fight cheer, ESPN once wrote, "'Hotty Toddy' has no real meaning, but it means everything in Oxford"
    DD: $800 11
I spy...
the "American Gothic" house,
the future birthplace of James T. Kirk &
the "Field of Dreams" movie site
    $500 9
Valentine & Proteus are the guys that form this titular pair:
    $500 25
Unlike women, these three "unalienable rights" are specifically mentioned in the Declaration of Independence
    $500 13
This Olympic gold medalist's name became synonymous with the wedge haircut she sported in Innsbruck
    $500 19
This TV character inspired a verb meaning, roughly, to make or repair something with what is conveniently on hand

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

Kyra Mo Amanda
$1,000 $2,300 $300

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kyra Mo Amanda
$1,600 $3,600 $1,500

Double Jeopardy! Round

"OO"! "OO"! I KNOW!
(Ken: Each correct response here will have two sets of double "O"s. At least four "O"s total, in other words.)
    $200 14
An inflammation of the eyelid's lining, conjunctivitis is more commonly known by this colorful name
    $200 21
Doing his iconic "pizza strut", John Travolta scarfs down a double-decker slice in the opening credits of this film
    $200 11
Road trip down the Laura Ingalls Wilder highway with Ma & Pa and see the places that inspired this beloved children's series
    $200 18
Note to Pink Floyd: though one hemisphere of the Moon always faces away from Earth, this nickname for it is inaccurate
    $200 25
Careful! This washing machine cycle using cold water and low spin speed is suggested for lingerie & silk neckties
    $200 16
This animal sound is sung several times in the children's song "Good Morning Mr. Rooster"
    DD: $1,000 10
Get to a doctor pronto if this layer of tissue that processes light detaches from the back of your eye
    $400 5
Burnout surfer Jeff Spicoli orders a pizza to history class but Mr. Hand is having none of it in this 1982 teen comedy
    $400 6
Romantics at heart still come to see the covered bridges made famous by this 1992 book by Robert James Waller
    $400 8
NASA describes these phenomena as "bulges" in the Earth's oceans caused by the Moon's gravitational pull
    $400 28
This color appears in the names of two different MLB teams--one in the northeast, one in the Midwest
    $400 13
It's the type of publication Irma Rombauer, Julia Child & Edna Lewis are famous for writing
    $600 2
Surgically removing these cloudy areas on the lens of the eye is one of the most common medical procedures in the world
    $600 1
Half man, half pizza, this "Spaceballs" villain meets a tragic end when he eats himself
    DD: $600 3
Scotland's remote island of Jura is famous for 2 things: a whisky distillery & the farmhouse where George Orwell wrote this classic
    $600 24
Stargazers once thought the Moon's dark patches were oceans; today we know they're pools of this hardened volcanic substance
    $600 27
Seen here wearing his signature hat, this country singer was inducted into the Headwear Hall of Fame in 2014
    $600 4
Kevin Bacon once said that when he attends a wedding, he bribes the DJ to not play this song from a 1984 movie he starred in
    $800 20
The most common form of color blindness affects a person's ability to see shades of red & this color
    $800 9
Julia Roberts' star was on the rise after she played a waitress in this film set at a New England pizza parlor
    $800 7
Writer Peter Mayle put the French village of Ménerbes on the map with his witty memoir chronicling "A Year in" this wine region
    $800 26
Why all the craters? Blame it on the Moon's thin one of these, a gassy layer offering scant protection against meteorites
    $800 29
It's not yours! It's this word that comes before "craft" & "sweeper" in the names of popular video games
    $800 15
Dolls & amulets are among the items sold at a New Orleans store called "Reverend Zombie's House of" this religion
    $1000 19
Lasik surgery corrects vision problems by using a laser to alter this dome-shaped tissue at the front of the eye
    $1000 22
In "Home Alone", Kevin pays the pizza delivery guy & then plays audio of an old gangster delivering this memorable line
    $1000 12
Have a pint at Pete's Tavern in the Big Apple but don't expect to get the booth where O. Henry wrote this poignant Christmas story
    $1000 23
The Apollo astronauts didn't fire muskets on the Moon, but they did report that moondust smells of this burnt explosive
    $1000 30
While crossing the George Washington Bridge from N.J., drivers are greeted by a sign with these 4 words (it's been waiting for you)
    $1000 17
Typically played on the piano, this musical style with a rhyming name was popularized in Chicago honky-tonks in the 1920s

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

Kyra Mo Amanda
$3,400 $6,600 $1,500

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kyra Mo Amanda
$2,200 $9,000 $3,900

Triple Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: We'll give you the lyric; you name the Broadway musical.)
(Ken: Each response here will be a word you can make by changing one letter in the word "pace". Just one letter away from "pace".)
    $300 26
Many Harlem Renaissance writers contributed to "The Crisis", the official magazine of this civil rights organization
    $300 2
"When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I'm feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things"
    $300 14
This fast food chain claims the "A" in its name represents "the 'Grade-A' quality of our chicken"
    $300 18
Was it the carolers? White House visitor logs show 87,061 entries for this month in 2022, over 2x any other month that year
    $300 11
On a trip to the North Pole, he got frostbite on his royal "todger"
    $300 1
The Daytona 500 is also known as "The Great American" this
    $600 21
F. Scott Fitzgerald popularized this musical term for the lively era that coincided with the Harlem Renaissance
    DD: $6,000 3
"I like to be in America, okay by me in America, everything free in America, for a small fee in America"
    $600 22
When asked about this WWII film's misspelled title, Quentin Tarantino once explained, "It's a movie thing"
    $600 17
Strollers are prohibited on public tours of the White House; these items, such as Pampers or Huggies, are permitted
    $600 7
"Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing":
He revealed that future editions of his memoir will not include Keanu Reeves
    $600 15
The "Rat" one featured Frank, Dean & Sammy; the "Brat" one featured Emilio, Demi & Molly
    DD: $1,000 20
Historians cite this event that began in 1929 as one of the main reasons for the demise of the Harlem renaissance
    $900 4
"I dreamed a dream in time gone by, when hope was high and life worth living"
    $900 23
A drizzle of this bright yellow dip from Kraft may get kids to eat their veggies --though it won't improve their spelling
    $900 19
This NBA-championship-winning team was honored at the White House in 2023; Steph Curry called the visit "majestic"
    $900 9
This seemingly immortal rock star claims he once went nine days without sleeping
    $900 16
In a hit song, the Weeknd sang, "I can't feel my" this "when I'm with you, but I love it"
    $1200 13
Music of the Harlem Renaissance included the voice of this jazz legend who has been portrayed by Diana Ross & Andra Day
    $1200 6
"It's time to try defying gravity, I think I'll try defying gravity, and you can't pull me down"
    DD: $5,000 24
To create buzz, this tech company used to attach fuzzy pink mustaches to its vehicles; they certainly got Uber's attention
    $1200 29
How do you do a corner kick in an oval office? In 2023, Jason Sudekis & the cast of this TV series visited the White House
    $1200 10
His father brought a dead cockatiel back to life by giving it mouth-to-mouth
    $1200 27
Often used in wedding gowns, chantilly is a popular type of this fabric
    $1500 5
Known as the Dean of the Renaissance, Alain Locke was the first African American awarded this scholarship to Oxford University
    $1500 8
"I don't need sunshine now to turn my skies to blue, I don't need anything but you"
    $1500 25
This buzzy cryptocurrency's name was inspired by a meme, which may have been inspired by a mistyping of the word "dog"
    $1500 30
At the White House during AAPI Heritage Month in 2022, this boy band spoke to the press in English & Korean about Asian inclusion
    $1500 12
"The Last Black Unicorn":
She estimates that she worked over 500 bar mitzvahs in her younger years
    $1500 28
This word can refer to a single sheet of postage stamps or a single sheet of glass

Scores at the end of the Triple Jeopardy! Round:

Kyra Mo Amanda
$1,000 $33,200 $11,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Thomas Hales proved hexagonal structures are the most compact way to fill a plane, a centuries-old theory based on the behavior of these

Final scores:

Kyra Mo Amanda
$0 $25,200 $12,300
3rd place: $30,000 to the Food Bank for NYC Winner: semifinalist 2nd place: $30,000 to the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors supporting Grantmakers for Girls of Color

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Kyra Mo Amanda
$400 $23,700 $12,300
17 R
(including 1 DD),
13 W
39 R
(including 3 DDs),
1 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $36,400

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Game tape date: 2023-10-11
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