Primetime Celebrity Jeopardy! game #26 - Tuesday, January 23, 2024

2023-2024 Primetime Celebrity Jeopardy! final game.


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Katie Nolan, a sports comedy host originally from Framingham, Massachusetts

Lisa Ann Walter, an actor and stand-up comedian originally from Washington, D.C.

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

Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Let it never be said that we go easy in Celebrity Jeopardy!)
    $100 6
You can breathe easy knowing photosynthesis causes plants to release this gas as a waste product
    $100 30
That's what I call range! Rodrigo Prieto was behind the lens for Greta Gerwig's "Barbie" & this 2023 Martin Scorsese drama
    $100 11
Located twelve miles outside of it, Villanova offers a course on the "History of" this Pennsylvania city
    $100 26
Never heard of his 1847 novel "Omoo"? Well, maybe you know "Moby-Dick", the novel this author published four years later
    $100 4
Although the mystery lives on, experts agree it's very unlikely that Antonio Salieri killed this prolific composer
    $100 24
Camille Pissarro painted over a dozen views of this European capital's boulevard Montmartre, only one of them at night
    $200 7
This element's "footprint" is everywhere: by definition, every compound studied by organic chemists contains it
    $200 25
Evocative images like Andy Dufresne standing in the rain savoring his freedom earned Roger Deakins an Oscar nom for his work on this film
    $200 13
Vassar offers "Cold War America", a history course "from 1945 until the fall of" this European landmark "in 1989"
    $200 19
Wow! Edith Wharton wrote a novel titled "Fast and Loose"?! That sounds a bit racier than her 1920 novel "The Age of" this
    $200 5
This "5th Symphony" composer was quite particular about his morning coffee; he used exactly 60 beans to ensure a proper cup of joe
    $200 1
He followed up his "Pietà" by sculpting "Day", "Dawn" , "Dusk" & "Night" for the tomb of the Medicis in Florence
    $300 8
Triglycerides are the most common type of this organic compound; healthy eaters steer clear of the saturated ones
    DD: $400 29
Erik Messerschmidt shot the film "Mank" primarily in deep focus as a nod to this Orson Welles opus that pioneered the technique
    $300 14
Rice boasts that its "20th Century American Presidents" course covers the span of Theodore Roosevelt to this 42nd president
    $300 20
The 1929 novel "Cup of Gold" isn't on your Kindle? You might be more familiar with "The Grapes of Wrath", also by this author
    $300 17
Georges Bizet died three months after the 1875 premiere of this scandalous opera so he never knew of its enduring success
    $300 2
Before flowers & bones, the open skies of Texas were one of her early subjects, like the 1917 work "Starlight Night"
    $400 9
In chemistry, it's the unit of measure equal to 6.02 times 1023 of anything -- atoms, molecules... even mammals that burrow in your lawn
    $400 28
A custom periscope lens was used to film the cockpit of a WWII fighter plane in this 2017 drama by Christopher Nolan
    $400 15
At Brown, the history course "Conspiracy?" includes this 1692 event dramatized by Arthur Miller in "The Crucible"
    $400 21
"The Edible Woman" doesn't ring a bell? It was Margaret Atwood's debut novel before she wrote this 1985 book
    $400 18
Originally composed as a ballet, Maurice Ravel's "Boléro" is best known as the sexy theme of this film starring Dudley Moore & Bo Derek
    $400 3
In 1904, photographer Edward Steichen captured a now-iconic image of this triangular New York City building at twilight
    $500 10
Chemically speaking, they're molecules with at least one unpaired electron; true to their name, they can be, like, totally reactive
    $500 27
Set on the desert planet Arrakis, this 2021 sci-fi epic was shot digitally, then transferred to film & then scanned back into digital
    $500 16
"The Wealth of Nations" & "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" are two texts assigned for a Duke seminar on this economist
    $500 22
Her 1912 novel "Alexander's Bridge"? Not so famous. "O, Pioneers!" & "My Ántonia"? She's in the canon now
    $500 12
When he conducted, this "Swan Lake" composer held his chin with one hand because he feared that his head might fall off
    $500 23
In the early 1920s, he brought the angst of "The Scream" to a series of night sky paintings, some featuring his own shadow

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

Mo Lisa Ann Katie
$300 $500 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mo Lisa Ann Katie
$2,600 $2,200 $1,900

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 12
'90s Texas governor Richards who once quipped, "I get a lot of cracks about my hair, mostly from men who don't have any"
    $200 10
It's your last name if you're a '70s TV dad with a wholesome "Bunch" of kids... or if you're the host of "Let's Make a Deal"
    $200 14
If Mo Rocca was munching on a latke in Osaka, he'd be enjoying a potato pancake in a city in this country
    $200 29
Due to a mix-up, the giant robot doll from this South Korean series was briefly displayed in front of a museum
    $200 30
With its famed ball season in full swing, January is the perfect time to visit this Austrian capital, "the City of Waltzes"
    $200 27
Though we mourn this garment's passing from the realm of viral popularity, it is survived by its component parts, blankets & sleeves
    $400 11
Arizona State University's Cronkite School is named after this legendary news anchor
    $400 9
It's how you might describe a leafy tree that helps you beat the heat... or that weird neighbor who keeps trying to sell you crypto
    $400 28
If Mo Rocca was reading Kafka while eating moussaka, he'd be enjoying tales of alienation while consuming this purple produce
    $400 24
Donald Glover's brother Stephen is the voice behind the hit song "Paper Boi" from this dramatic comedy
    $400 20
Every October hundreds of hot air balloons take flight in this New Mexico city at what's called "the most photographed event in the world"
    $400 26
An ineffective & oddly suggestive workout will be held for this fitness gimmick; oscillating dumbbells will be provided
    $600 3
The child of Steve Jobs for whom an early Apple computer was named
    $600 7
She's the pampered cocker spaniel who falls for a stray mutt in a 1955 animated film
    $600 2
If Mo Rocca was unblocking a chakra in Opa-locka, he'd be doing yoga in a city in this southeasternmost U.S. state
    $600 21
A yearslong FBI investigation that exposed a deep-cover Russian spy ring was the inspiration for this FX drama
    $600 15
Get to Edinburgh in August for this festival billed as the "world's greatest platform for creative freedom"
    $600 22
Funeral services for this line dance will be held on the nearest cruise ship, featuring a special performance by Los del Rio
    $800 4
First name of the subject of the 2011 sports biography "Sweetness"
    $800 1
With his on-screen partner in crime Faye Dunaway, he presented the Best Picture Oscar in 2017... to the wrong film
    $800 6
If Mo Rocca and Neil Sedaka were shouting "Wocka! Wocka! Wocka!", they would be crying out this Muppet's catchphrase
    $800 16
Vince Gilligan has asked fans of "Breaking Bad" to stop throwing these on the roof of a house featured on the show
    $800 17
Serious collectors take a June getaway to Basel in this country to attend its renowned art fair & stroll its cobblestone alleys
    $800 23
In lieu of flowers, mourners of this trend are asked to lie face down, rigid with their arms at their sides and be photographed
    $1000 5
Patchett who wrote the 2023 novel "Tom Lake"; Meryl narrated the audiobook
    DD: $2,000 8
It's what you are if you reside in the small emirate nestled between Iraq & Saudi Arabia
    $1000 13
If Mo Rocca blurted "Boomshakalaka" during "Ninotchka", he'd be reacting excitedly to a 1939 movie starring this Swedish film legend
    DD: $2,000 19
Mike White, the creator of this series, said that the first season is about money and the second season is about sex
    $1000 18
Dry season months like November are ideal for hiking "the Roof of Africa" at Simien National Park in this country on Africa's horn
    $1000 25
Born of ordinary Hawaiian milk caps, they are survived by millions of cardboard "slammers" lying unused in millennial closets

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

Mo Lisa Ann Katie
$5,000 $5,800 $5,300

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mo Lisa Ann Katie
$7,400 $6,000 $8,100

Triple Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: All correct responses here, as you might imagine, will be five letters long.)
____ & ____
(Ken: Each response will be a pair of words.)
    $300 27
With his gravelly voice & well-groomed beard, this country legend recorded 24 No. 1 hits, including "Lucille" & "The Gambler"
    $300 16
Dim the lights before asking this "talking board" questions at a sleepover; Hasbro says it's just a game... or is it?
    $300 28
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Sleepless in Seattle" in 2023, this Big Apple landmark displayed a heart on its spire
    $300 29
This condition occurs when a human's body temperature falls below 95 degrees Fahrenheit
    $300 9
This pair of words refers to rules, and the enforcement of those rules, in an organized society... dun dun
    $300 30
Said to be inspired by Judy Garland, this Elton John hit is actually about giving up the fast lane for a quieter life
    DD: $10,400 26
In 2023 this documentarian released his latest film, a four-hour series examining the rich history of the American buffalo
    $600 15
The metaphorical divide between political parties; savvy lawmakers learn to reach across it
    $600 11
Fans of this indie darling still visit Preston, Idaho to tour the film's locations, including Rex Kwon Do & Pedro's house
    $600 20
The recipe for this type of winter storm: snow, winds over 35 mph, and low visibility for at least 3 hours
    $600 7
They're names for pointy implements used in sewing & for a feeling like you're getting pricked by them
    $600 23
This Pink Floyd classic reminds Ozzy of his LSD days; maybe it's that trippy cash register sound effect
    $900 4
To make his 2021 film "Belfast", this Ken drew from his early memories of growing up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles
    $900 12
Hey Maine-iacs! Should I boil my lobstah or do this to it in a basket, which I've heard gets the meat more tendah
    DD: $1,500 1
"My Big Fat Greek Wedding" introduced the idea that this household cleaner could cure anything, "from psoriasis to poison ivy"
    $900 17
NASA says the average temperature on this eighth planet from the Sun is a brisk -330 degrees Fahrenheit
    $900 3
These words meaning "junk" refer to floating debris from a ship--some thrown overboard on purpose, some there by accident
    $900 22
Ozzy said his world stood still the first time he heard this Led Zeppelin tune that lends its title to a film by Richard Linklater
    $1200 5
Nicknamed "The Kid", this slugger hit a dinger in 44 different ballparks over his 22-year Major League career
    $1200 13
Emily Dickinson,
Pablo Neruda &
T.S. Eliot,
to name a few
    $1200 2
Director Bobby Farrelly revealed that his sister's friend once zipped up his "frank & beans", inspiring a scene in this film
    $1200 18
Equal to -459.67 degrees Fahrenheit, the lowest possible temperature that matter can reach is known by this two-word term
    DD: $3,000 6
Used together, these words are synonymous with intrigue & secrecy, and they sound much cooler than "poncho & knife"
    $1200 21
Ozzy is a big fan of The Animals' cover of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", originally recorded by this "High Priestess of Soul"
    $1500 25
While working the night shift at a hospital, Ken Kesey got the idea for this novel, which later became a Best Picture winner
    $1500 14
It's the edible lining of an animal's stomach, or slang for a worthless piece of writing
    $1500 10
So she wouldn't hear Alan Arkin's profane tirades, 9-year-old Abigail Breslin wore headphones in several scenes in this 2006 hit
    $1500 19
Unlike most solids, dry ice doesn't melt into a liquid, but turns directly into a gas, a process known as this
    $1500 8
They're "F" words, but not the bad kind; they refer to a region's native plant & animal life
    $1500 24
Called "the cowbell jam to end all cowbell jams", this song by Mountain is not about a river boat, you know what I mean

Scores at the end of the Triple Jeopardy! Round:

Mo Lisa Ann Katie
$21,100 $13,800 $19,500

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Many mystery fans blame "The Door", a 1930 Mary Roberts Rinehart novel in which a servant kills a nurse, for this 4-word cliché

Final scores:

Mo Lisa Ann Katie
$1,100 $27,500 $0
2nd place: $250,000 to the Inner-City Scholarship Fund Winner: $1,000,000 to the Entertainment Community Fund + a trophy 3rd place: $100,000 to the Association for Women in Sports Media

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Mo Lisa Ann Katie
$10,300 $13,600 $16,700
24 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W
24 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
31 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $40,600

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Game tape date: 2023-11-05
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