Show #4989 - Thursday, April 27, 2006


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Don Minyard, a forensic accountant from Hoover, Alabama

Jaime Thomson, an administrative assistant from Denton, Texas

Michael Lapthorn, an exhibition designer from New York, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $27,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And we're gonna start you off with what looks to be a tribute to my friend Howie Mandel...)
    $200 9
The USA said "Deal!" on April 30, 1803 when it agreed to pay France $15 million for this
    $200 6
This city, "Here I come. They got some crazy little women there and I'm gonna get me one"
    $200 1
This evergreen tree was named for Scottish botanist David Douglas, who collected samples in America
    $200 14
Tofu or not tofu: in 2004 Grady High School in Atlanta introduced a lunch line for those who eat this kind of diet
    $200 15
I'm not going to adopt the same diet as this hungry animal
    $200 23
Move to this mountain if you want to be like Moses, who fasted there for 40 days & nights
    $400 12
President Reagan said, "No deal!" to this group of striking federal employees & fired nearly 12,000 of them in 1981
    $400 7
It's the city where you'd find "The House Of The Rising Sun", the ruin of many a poor boy
    $400 2
In 1866 rancher Charles Goodnight introduced this vehicle used for transporting provisions & cooking equipment
    $400 18
Chocolate lovers might say that the best idea of 1928 was the peanut butter cup invented by this man
    $400 19
Here are the interior workings of this instrument
    $400 24
Move to Yakutat Bay in this state if you want to fast before hunting, like the Lingit Indians once did
    $600 13
FDR not only said "Deal!", he said "New Deal!" in this year when he first accepted the nomination for president
    $600 8
Jan & Dean sang about "The Little Old Lady From" this city; "She's the terror of Colorado Boulevard"
    $600 3
A Roman hill where the emperors built their homes gives us this 6-letter word for a king's home
    $600 28
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from St. Petersburg, Russia.) In laying the foundation for St. Petersburg's Alexander Column, it's said this potent potable was mixed with the mortar to keep it from freezing
    $600 20
This gas is causing the explosive reaction seen here
    $600 25
Move to the adobe dwellings of these southwest Indians & ritual fasters whose name means "village"
    $800 16
In 1917 the U.S. said "Deal!" when it acquired the Virgin Islands from this Scandinavian country
    $800 10
In this 1968 hit Dionne Warwick claimed that "L.A. is a great big freeway, put a hundred down and buy a car"
    $800 4
Often part of baptism, this 4-word "manual" phrase is derived from Acts 8:17-18
    $800 29
This man was a mechanic in a bed factory when he invented the 1st elevator with an automatic safety brake
    $800 21
The animal seen here is loaded up with this saccharine secretion
    $800 26
Move to Central Anatolia in this country to fast during the holy month known there as Ramazan
    $1000 17
In 1783 Ben Franklin said "Deal!" & signed the peace treaty of this city, ending the Revolutionary War
    $1000 11
This West Texas town was the home to Rosa's cantina and wicked Felina, "the girl that I loved"
    DD: $400 5
An Old French word for "throat" gives us this word meaning to stuff one's face
    $1000 30
This brand of carpet introduced in 1986 uses Teflon to repel the coffee you just spilled
    $1000 22
This royal bird is seen here performing the action that gives it part of its name
    $1000 27
Move to this "Sleeping Land" of Russia to become an Evenki shaman & fast after you've received your first vision

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

Michael Jaime Don
$1,200 $2,800 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Jaime Don
$3,400 $7,400 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 26
In 1906 Socialist Keir Hardie became this current party's first leader in Parliament
    $400 21
Neil Simon's brother Danny roomed with a friend after a divorce, inspiring a Broadway hit & this sitcom
    $400 6
"In Troy there lies the scene"
    $400 12
Since losing its light bulb patents, it has brought to life atomic reactors used to power submarines
    $400 11
Taller athletes can be at risk of fatal cardiomyopathy, an enlargement of this
    $400 1
The true one of these unfortunate birds had the scientific name Raphus cucullatus
    $800 27
"Everything for everybody everywhere" was a modest motto of this London department store
    $800 22
This series was inspired by the life & legal career of actress Amy Brenneman's mother
    $800 7
Duke Orsino:
"If music be the food of love, play on"
    $800 13
Sumner Redstone heads up this company whose properties include MTV, VH1, Nick & Paramount
    $800 17
The inquest finds the cause of death to be hypoxic encephalopathy, a lack of oxygen to this organ
    $800 2
It's Hawaiian for snacks or appetizers often served on a platter
    $1200 28
This "royal" London hub from which the Hogwarts Express departs was the scene of tragedy on July 7, 2005
    $1200 23
Allison DuBois, the heroine of this series, is based on a real-life psychic named... Allison DuBois
    $1200 8
"In sooth I know not why I am so sad. It wearies me, you say it wearies you"
    $1200 14
Jeno Paulucci founded this company in 1947 to sell cans of chicken chow mein
    DD: $1,000 18
Coroner's verdict: the accident led to exsanguination, death by a complete loss of this
    $1200 3
This disease of the peripheral nerves is caused by a deficiency of vitamin B1
    $1600 29
In 1759 Francis Gastrell, enraged by a stream of visitors to his house in this town, destroyed the house
    $1600 24
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew gives the clue from the JFK Library & Museum.) A famous 1961 photo of President Kennedy at his desk is echoed in the opening credits of this popular television series
    $1600 9
"I learn in this letter that Don Pedro of Arragon comes this night to Messina"
    $1600 15
In 1908 Camillo Olivetti opened a plant in Italy to manufacture these
    $1600 19
Looking like a bubble on a hose, this aortic dilatation caused by a weakening of the vessel wall led to the death
    $1600 4
Chichi & this other term from the French both refer to elaborate, showy decoration
    $2000 25
Creator Marc Cherry has said that Bree Van de Kamp on this series is based in part on his mom
    $2000 10
"Cease to persuade, my loving Proteus; home-keeping youth have ever homely wits"
    $2000 16
In 1937 this French leather-goods maker produced its first silk scarf
    $2000 20
An acute disease of the lungs marked by difficult breathing & fever, lobar this, did the guy in
    DD: $1,000 5
A classic 1900 book says he "was not gray; he was a little black dog with long, silky hair"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Jaime Don
$6,800 $15,600 $8,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In an 1863 essay Harriet Beecher Stowe called this woman whom she had met with "The Libyan Sibyl"

Final scores:

Michael Jaime Don
$6,790 $14,100 $15,300
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $15,300

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Michael Jaime Don
$7,800 $16,400 $8,400
11 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
17 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $32,600

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