Show #9044 - Thursday, February 22, 2024

2024 Champions Wildcard Group 2 final game 2.


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Mira Hayward, a podcast host from Portland, Oregon (subtotal of $2,800)

Jesse Matheny, a customer success specialist originally from Huntington, Indiana (subtotal of $2,800)

Deb Bilodeau, a restaurant server from San Francisco, California (subtotal of $21,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: You'll need to give us the title of the work.)
40 YEARS AGO: 1984
    $200 29
This Kenyan metropolis outdoes Denver by a few hundred feet in the mile high capital city club
    $200 30
Colorful in 1877:
    $200 26
These 2 nations signed a joint declaration on the future of Hong Kong
    $200 27
This brand that "takes a licking & keeps on ticking" reset its slogan in 2021 to "we don't stop"
    $200 25
(Jason Alexander presents the clue.) I worked for 9 wonderful seasons with Julia-Louis Dreyfus who danced into politics as this veep in 2012; Julia is truly queen of the castle with 11 Emmys to prove it
    $200 28
Poet Robert stops by the woods on a snowy evening to chomp on a synonym for chomp & develops this chilly condition
    $400 14
It was the capital of Gran Colombia before it was the capital of (regular) Colombia
    DD: $2,500 24
An 1854 series of essays:
    $400 21
Bob Woodward's "Wired: The Short Life & Fast Times of" this comic offended some of its subject's friends & family
    $400 23
This city recently updated its slogan to "What happens here, only happens here"
    $400 22
"What you call love was invented by guys like me, to sell nylons", said this character played by Jon Hamm
    $400 20
An auto picks up golfer Nicklaus to become this crime
    $600 13
This capital of Cambodia is at the junction of the Mekong & the Tonlé Sap
    $600 12
A Vonnegut novel much about mortality:
    $600 17
He lost the presidential election to Reagan, carrying only the District of Columbia & Minnesota, his home state
    $600 18
Power up with this brand that today says it's "still going!"
    $600 16
This 3-namer turns it up to eleven playing a superpower character of that name on "Stranger Things"
    $600 19
To bound or leap drinks Macallan to play this kids' playground game
    $800 10
It's not just the capital--it's also one of Morocco's 4 imperial cities
    $800 11
Challenging to pre-Civil War Americans:
    $800 7
At the Winter Olympics, this American won gold with a four-and-a-half minute program that featured multiple triple jumps
    $800 9
The name of this baked cracker brand completes its slogan "Want it. Need it..."
    $800 15
It's the name of the course Annalise Keating taught & the name of the show that Viola Davis starred in as Annalise Keating
    $800 1
A set of squares like our game board adds a fastener to get nothing done politically
    $1000 5
Climbing up on Medvednica Hill, I could see this end-of-the-alphabet city's light & pictured its 13th c. invasion by Mongols
    $1000 4
Evelyn Waugh, re-evaluated... wait, that's not the right word:
    $1000 6
This airline launched by Richard Branson made its inaugural flight from London to the United States
    $1000 8
Capital One asks this 4-word question
    $1000 3
Peyton was the last name of the title character Edie Falco played on this series that premiered in 2009
    $1000 2
A harbor for a ship docks with a loose coat or robe to be this type of word, like spork or mockumentary

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

Deb Jesse Mira
$1,600 $2,800 $5,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Deb Jesse Mira
$5,900 $4,600 $5,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 25
Author Ira Levin claimed credit for first suggesting Mia Farrow as the lead in this 1968 adaptation of his horror novel
    $400 26
Can we level with you? A British landlord doesn't rent out an apartment but lets one of these
    $400 27
Just over 4 times each Earth year
    $400 28
The Hawaiians who developed this dance to honor gods or chiefs never thought there'd be a special Aulani version
    $400 29
War in Somaliland pitted the dervishes of Sheik Mohammed Abdullah Hassan against British troops mounted on this desert animal
    $400 30
Whether the wind is blowing off or toward Lake Michigan can decide whether pitchers or hitters will have the edge at this NL ballpark
    $800 23
That pesky Pazuzu sure causes some head turning in a film franchise based on this 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty
    $800 18
It's the British name for the professional seen here
    $800 22
Billy Bob Thornton:
6 times, most recently in October 2014
    $800 20
The name tells you this is the country to visit in order to perfect your funk carioca
    $800 21
The ruler with this title was forced by the Young Turk rebels to recall parliament, which he'd suspended 30 years earlier
    $800 24
A tower in Athens shows the 8 winds in an ancient Greek systemization; Boreas is the strong wind from this compass direction
    $1200 3
Both this 2002 Naomi Watts film & the 1991 Japanese novel on which it is based are firm arguments for streaming over VHS
    $1200 17
It's our equivalent of an off-licence
    $1200 7
Sir John Gielgud:
More than 500 times, one seen here
    $1200 11
Emerging from Pashtun tribes, the attan is the national dance of this country & involves encircling a drummer
    DD: $7,400 5
The history book "The Sleepwalkers" says this event not only stirred war fever in Austria but ended the life of an advocate for peace
    $1200 9
Antarctic downslope winds, which can average nearly 50 mph, get their speed from this force, rather than the atmosphere
    $1600 2
Daphne du Maurier penned this tale of gulls gone wild that later became an Alfred Hitchcock film
    DD: $5,000 12
Also the last name of an English painter, it's Brit-speak for a police officer
    $1600 6
Jimmy Connors & Novak Djokovic just before serving a big point:
As many as 30 times or more
    $1600 19
A sirtaki features in the movie about this life-loving Greek, who teaches the proper Brit Basil to dance it on the beach
    $1600 4
The czar had to sign off in 1906 when this nation, not Russia, became Europe's first to grant women the right to vote
    $1600 10
In 1944, this specific type of tropical storm that damaged dozens of Navy ships was named for Admiral Halsey
    $2000 1
"The Turning" is a 2020 film adaptation of an 1898 supernatural story by this author
    $2000 13
We associate it more with a type of wax but it's what the Brits call kerosene
    $2000 8
Ohio's Sherrod Brown:
3 times, starting in 2006
    $2000 14
English Morris dancing has a form named for this area of rolling hills & lovely towns like Tetbury & Tewkesbury
    $2000 15
Tough to win a race giving a 60-mile head start as Robert Scott did landing at McMurdo Sound when this man landed at the Bay of Whales
    $2000 16
The Tehuantepecer is named for the gulf just south of the same-named isthmus, this country's narrowest point

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Deb Jesse Mira
$10,300 $20,400 $5,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

About 30 miles from Florence, a little hill gives this tiny Tuscan town its name, familiar to American visitors

Final scores:

Deb Jesse Mira
$0 $600 $0

Cumulative scores:

Deb Jesse Mira
$21,600 $3,400 $2,800
Tournament champion: $100,000 + advance to the 2024 Tournament of Champions 1st runner-up: $50,000 2nd runner-up: $25,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Deb Jesse Mira
$8,200 $14,200 $10,600
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
16 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $33,000

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Game tape date: 2024-01-19
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