Responses for show #5531 - Monday, September 29, 2008

Contestants

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Wes Pierce, a financial planner from Anaheim Hills, California

Kit Carlson, an Episcopal priest from East Lansing, Michigan

Brian Levinson, a writer from Queens, New York (whose 3-day cash winnings total $72,801)

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Jeopardy! Round responses

TURNING 25
(Alex: Just like Jeopardy!)
BROADWAY DEBUTS
MONTHS THAT END WITH "BER", TREBEK
FUN WITH OPERA
STUPID ANSWERS
MOUNT VERNON
(Jimmy: Where George Washington, the Father of our Country, lived and died.)
    $200 26
Nintendo

Wes
    $200 1
the Little Mermaid (Ariel)

Brian
    $200 6
December

Kit
    $200 21
a soap opera

Brian
    $200 16
Book

Brian
    $200 11
the Bastille

Brian
    $400 27
Tokyo

Wes
    $400 2
Usher

Wes
    $400 7
September & November

Brian
    $400 22
Sammy Davis, Jr.

Wes
    $400 17
Popular Science

Brian
    $400 12
1789

Kit
    $600 28
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

Nicky Hilton

Wes
    $600 3
Grease

Brian
    $600 8
October

Wes
    $600 23
(Brian: What is Salome?)

The Importance of Being Earnest

BrianKit
    $600 18
(Wes: What is the Occupational Health & Safety Administration?)
...
(Alex: You got 'em reversed, Wes, sorry.)

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

KitWes
    $500 13
an oak leaf

Kit
    $800 4
A Chorus Line

Wes
    $800 9
(Brian: What is January?)
...
[Audience laughter]
(Alex: January doesn't end--)
[Laughter]
(Alex: January doesn't end in "ber", Trebek!)

December

BrianWes
    $800 24
Falstaff

Brian
    $800 19
"National Anthem of Laos"

Brian
    $800 14
Plantation

Brian
    $1000 5
Jerry Mathers

Kit
    $1000 10
(Wes: What is November?)
(Brian: What is September?)

October

BrianKitWes
    $1000 25
The Marriage of Figaro

Kit
    $1000 20
Hiro

Brian
    $1000 15
(Kit: What is making beer?)
(Alex: [Chuckling] No, but what a great idea! Wes?)
(Wes: What is milling?)

threshing

KitWes
Triple Stumper

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

Brian Kit Wes
$400 $2,100 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brian Kit Wes
$3,200 $4,300 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

ANCIENT GREEK WRITERS
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE 2008 OLYMPICS
SAY CHEESE!
MICROSCOPY
SMART ANSWERS
CAPITAL RIVERS
(Alex: We want you to name the river that flows through each capital city.)
    $400 3
repeats itself

Brian
    $400 1
the Bird's Nest

Wes
    $400 16
cheddar

Brian
    $400 18
a flea

Kit
    $400 10
the wise

Kit
    $400 27
the Seine

Brian
    $800 4
Aristotle

Brian
    $800 2
Yao Ming

Brian
    $800 17
Gouda

Brian
    $800 20
a sperm

Brian
    $800 12
Intelligence

Kit
    $800 28
(Brian: What is the Euphrates?)

the Tigris

BrianKit
    $1200 5
evil

Wes
    $1200 6
pandas

Brian
    $1200 19
feta

Brian
    $1200 21
pollen

Kit
    $1200 13
Bright Lights

Brian
    $1200 29
the Tiber

Kit
    $1600 7
Plato

Wes
    $1600 8
Tibet

Brian
    $1600 24
Denmark

Brian
    $1600 22
(Kit: What is a sting?)
(Wes: What is a mosquito?)

a (honey)bee

BrianKitWes
    $1,600 14
(Brian: Uh... What is a, a square cut?)

brilliant

Brian
    $1600 30
the Mekong

Kit
    $2,000 9
(Brian: Who is Actaeon?)
(Alex: No, but you were sort of on the right track. To [*].)
(Brian: Ahh.)
(Alex: "To [*] In Heaven".)

Anacreon

Brian
    $2000 11
(Brian: What is Guangdong?)

Szechuan

BrianWes
    $2000 25
Gruyère

Triple Stumper
    $2000 23
(Brian: What is the common cold?)
(Kit: What is a virus?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)
(Kit: A cold virus.)

a rhinovirus

BrianKitWes
    $2000 15
shrewd

Triple Stumper
    $2000 26
the Danube

Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brian Kit Wes
$7,600 $7,100 $7,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

20th CENTURY AMERICA
(Alex: For those of you at home who were wondering about that photo, it was either Glenn McDuffie or me kissing the nurse in Times Square.)
KitWhat is 1945?
$7,000
WesWhat is 1945?
$7,001
BrianWhat is 1908
$6,801
1945

Final scores:

Brian Kit Wes
$799 $14,100 $14,201
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $14,201

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Brian Kit Wes
$11,200 $7,200 $7,200
24 R,
8 W
(including 2 DDs)
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
13 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $25,600

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