Responses for show #4579 - Thursday, July 1, 2004

Ken Jennings game 22.

Contestants

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Chris Mason, an electrical engineer from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Vicki Reynolds, a high school technology teacher from Lanham, Maryland

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 21-day cash winnings total $697,760)

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Jeopardy! Round responses

WORLD RELIGION
AMERICAN IDOL
DANGEROUS!
LOST IN TRANSLATION
(Alex: You have to identify the language in which I tell you "I'm lost".)
WHAT'S THAT?
SOUNDS FISHY TO ME!
    $200 1
Falwell

Ken
    $200 6
(Ken: Who is Kelly? ...Clarkson.)
(Alex: Right.)
(Ken: Uh...)
(Alex: You're on a first-name basis with her, too?)
[Laughter]
(Ken: We go way back.)

Kelly Clarkson

Ken
    $200 17
an earthquake

Chris
    $200 7
Chinese

Chris
    $200 16
an apple

Chris
    $200 26
(Ken: What's the tail--th--what's the fin?)
(Alex: No.)
[Ken smiles and chuckles at his mistake, and the audience laughs.]
...
(Alex: You added tail at the beginning, so I had to assume, Ken, that that's what you meant.)

the dorsal fin

KenChris
    $400 2
(Chris: Who is pope? The pope?)
(Alex: Pope the pope?)
(Chris: The pope, the pope. John Paul--)
(Alex: Pope the pope!)
(Chris: --Second.)

the pope

Chris
    $400 8
Ryan Seacrest

Chris
    $400 18
hurricanes

Ken
    $400 11
Spanish

Ken
    $400 22
a rug

Ken
    $400 27
the Siamese fighting fish

Triple Stumper
    $600 3
(Ken: Hm--what is Hanukkah?)

Passover

KenChris
    $600 9
Simon Cowell

Chris
    $600 19
the Pacific

Chris
    $600 12
French

Chris
    $600 23
kettledrum

Ken
    $600 28
ray

Triple Stumper
    $800 4
the Society of Friends

Ken
    $800 10
(Chris: Who is Ruben Stuttgart?)
(Vicki: Who is Ruben Stoddard?)

Ruben Studdard

KenVickiChris
    $800 20
a sinkhole

Ken
    $800 14
German

Ken
    $800 24
give a speech

Ken
    $200 29
(Alex: Chris, you trail Ken by $2,200. That's about $3,500 in Canadian.)
(Chris: All right, that's good to know. Um, I don't like seafood. Let's do $200 here. Just 2--)
(Alex: Would you like chicken instead?)
(Chris: Beef, Alberta beef.)
(Alex: Oh, all right. Hey, good plug for the province.)
(Chris: Yeah.)
...
(Alex: Chris?)
(Chris: Nope.)

a grunt

Chris
    $1000 5
Vishnu

Chris
    $1000 13
Pop Idol

Triple Stumper
    $1000 21
Mount Shasta

Ken
    $1000 15
(Ken: What is Italian?)
(Vicki: What is Portuguese?)
...
(Alex: What is [*]? And I hope I did not offend any [*] viewers by--in my pronunciation of that.)
[Alex pronounces the clue "ro-SOO-toe", almost like "prosciutto" without the "P", prompting Ken's incorrect guess. The word is actually a transliteration of--and pronounced much more nearly like--the English word "lost".]

Japanese

KenVicki
Triple Stumper
    $1000 25
(Chris: What is chloroprene?)

rubber

Chris
Triple Stumper
    $1000 30
bass

Ken

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

Ken Vicki Chris
$1,600 -$1,800 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Vicki Chris
$6,400 -$1,800 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

SOUTH AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY
BOXING
STAY-AT-HOME MOMS
COLLEGE COLLAGE
MAKING A LIST
"B"EGINNINGS
    $400 2
Lima

Ken
    $400 21
Cuba

Ken
    $400 12
a crusade

Ken
    $400 1
the University of Florida

Chris
    $400 24
Letterman

Ken
    $400 7
bachelor's

Ken
    $800 3
Chile

Chris
    $800 22
Lennox Lewis

Chris
    $800 17
Neil Armstrong

Ken
    $800 13
Gonzaga

Ken
    $800 25
the Endangered Species list

Ken
    $800 8
a boy

Ken
    $1200 4
Colombia

Ken
    $1200 23
George Foreman

Vicki
    $1200 18
Henry Kissinger

Ken
    $1200 14
Tuskegee

Ken
    $1200 26
acceptance

Chris
    $1200 9
breadth

Ken
    $1600 5
knife

Ken
    $1600 27
"Bonecrusher"

Triple Stumper
    $6,000 19
(Alex: Shakespeare's mom, yes.)

Stratford

Ken
    $1600 15
Rutgers

Ken
    $1600 29
manifests

Ken
    $1600 10
a bisque

Ken
    $2000 6
Suriname

Ken
    $2000 28
"Sugar" Shane Mosley

Triple Stumper
    $2000 20
[Applause for Ken's run of the category]

Clytemnestra

Ken
    $2,400 16
(Alex: I just figured out, before you make your wager, I just figured out a nickname for you. "Ken the Merciless". You just keep going and going and going. $19,600. You're in really good shape.)
(Ken: That's actually what my wife calls me.)
(Alex: Whoa! Hello.)
(Ken: Zing!)

Amherst

Ken
    $2000 30
a docket

Chris
    $2000 11
a bias

Vicki

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Vicki Chris
$35,200 $1,400 $8,200
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

FRUIT
(Alex: When will it end? A better question would be, "Will it end?" Check in tomorrow. So long.)
VickiWhat is huckleberry
$0
ChrisWhat is blueberry
$0
KenWhat is the huckleberry?
$4,800
the huckleberry

Final scores:

Ken Vicki Chris
$40,000 $1,400 $8,200
22-day champion: $737,760 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Ken Vicki Chris
$30,400 $1,400 $8,400
34 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
2 R,
2 W
16 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $40,200

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