Responses for show #5388 - Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Contestants

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Arianna Kelly, a law student from Somerville, Massachusetts

Brandon Jones, a culinary student from Chicago, Illinois

Melissa Prusi, a marketing writer originally from Negaunee, Michigan (whose 2-day cash winnings total $54,398)

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Jeopardy! Round responses

A CINEMATIC FEAST
SUE SHE
HIGH "T"
SOUL FEUD
FISH FRY
(Alex: And a little bit of everything in a...)
SMORGASBORD
    $200 1
Fried Green Tomatoes

Brandon
    $200 23
an asylum

Brandon
    $200 6
(Alex: Yes, you have just broken a three-way tie. You are all by yourself in the lead now.)

Tibet

Melissa
    $200 11
the Ten Commandments

Brandon
    $200 21
salmon

Melissa
    $200 16
(Alex: [*], yes, the Earth.)

1

Brandon
    $400 2
Ratatouille

Melissa
    $400 24
(Fred) Astaire

Brandon
    $400 7
(Arianna: What is the tree line?)

the timber line

MelissaArianna
    $400 12
the Holy Roman Empire

Arianna
    $400 22
bass

Arianna
    $400 17
the ravens

Melissa
    $600 3
Mystic Pizza

Melissa
    $600 25
AT&T

Arianna
    $600 8
top hats

Melissa
    $600 13
Islam

Arianna
    $600 28
a shark

Melissa
    $600 18
the Exxon Valdez

Brandon
    $800 4
American Pie

Brandon
    $800 26
(Brandon: Who is Marcia Clark?)

Gloria Allred

Brandon
Triple Stumper
    $800 9
a tall tale

Brandon
    $800 14
Constantinople

Brandon
    $800 29
the yolk

Triple Stumper
    $800 19
(Brandon: What is Vietnam?)

the Philippines (or East Timor)

MelissaBrandon
    $1000 5
Bananas

Arianna
    $1000 27
(Alex: Colorful lady--[*].)

Bella Abzug

Triple Stumper
    $1000 10
the troposphere

Arianna
    $1000 15
(Arianna: What is "iconocla"--"iconoclasty"?)
(Alex: ...Yes, we'll accept that. [*], or "iconoclasty", or "iconoclast".)
[Ruling reversed after the first break when "iconoclasty" was found not to be a word.]

iconoclasm

Arianna
Triple Stumper
    $1000 30
a northern pike

Melissa
    $1000 20
Janus

Brandon

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

Melissa Brandon Arianna
$2,200 $2,800 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Melissa Brandon Arianna
$5,200 $3,600 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

METALS
POP QUIZ
WRITERS AT REST
FAMOUS PAIRS
HITHER & YON
THE "M.E."s
    $400 20
platinum

Melissa
    $400 15
"Viva Las Vegas"

Brandon
    $400 11
Emily Dickinson

Arianna
    $400 6
Bradstreet

Melissa
    $400 22
volcano

Arianna
    $400 1
a medical examiner

Brandon
    $800 23
(Arianna: What is iron?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)
(Arianna: What is iron ore?)

steel

MelissaArianna
    $800 16
(Arianna: What is--what are The Rolling Stones? I--! [Puts hand to her forehead])

Boston

BrandonArianna
    $800 12
Lewis Carroll

Arianna
    $800 7
Goodson

Melissa
    $800 27
Singapore

Brandon
    $800 2
(Arianna: What is Windows ME?)
(Alex: [Inhales through teeth])
(Arianna: Uh, what is Windows 2000!?)
(Alex: Nope.)
...
(Alex: We already gave you the category as "M.E.")

Windows Millennium Edition

BrandonArianna
    $1200 24
(Alex: Yes, you know how we hate mushy bullets.)
(Arianna: Indeed.)

lead

Arianna
    $1200 17
Australia

Brandon
    $1200 13
Louisa May Alcott

Arianna
    $1200 8
Torvill

Brandon
    $1200 28
the Congo

Arianna
    $2,200 3
a media event

Brandon
    $1600 25
zinc

Triple Stumper
    $1600 18
Little Richard

Brandon
    $1600 14
(Franz) Kafka

Brandon
    $1600 9
Isolde

Melissa
    $1600 29
Nepal

Arianna
    $1600 4
(Alex: You might see the correct response in your [*].)

mind's eye

Triple Stumper
    $2000 26
titanium

Triple Stumper
    $2000 19
"Wild Thing"

Triple Stumper
    $2,000 21
(Alex: [After Melissa finally selects this clue] I wondered why no one went back to that category a little while ago.)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Melissa
    $2000 10
Wooster

Melissa
    $2000 30
the Netherlands

Arianna
    $2000 5
mutually exclusive

Arianna

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Melissa Brandon Arianna
$13,200 $14,600 $11,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

NOTABLE WOMEN
AriannaWho is Marie Curie? Curie
$8,000
MelissaWho is Marie Curie?
$13,198
BrandonWho is Marie Curie?
$7,400
Marie Curie

Final scores:

Melissa Brandon Arianna
$26,398 $22,000 $19,000
3-day champion: $80,796 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Melissa Brandon Arianna
$13,200 $13,600 $11,000
17 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W

Combined Coryat: $37,800

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