Responses for show #4598 - Wednesday, September 8, 2004

Ken Jennings game 41.

Contestants

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Laura Gustafson, an information manager from Acton, Massachusetts

Adam Meyer, a college professor from Nashville, Tennessee

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 40-day cash winnings total $1,353,461)

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Jeopardy! Round responses

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
SHORTWAVE
SMALL TOWN FOLKS
MICRONESIA
A "TINY" CATEGORY
MY NEWT
    $200 16
the better to see you with

Ken
    $200 26
kilohertz

Ken
    $200 21
Orville Redenbacher

Ken
    $200 11
a bat

Ken
    $200 2
Tiny Tim

Ken
    $200 1
a salamander

Adam
    $400 17
the Three Little Pigs

Ken
    $400 27
Radio Free Europe

Ken
    $400 22
Phil Jackson

Ken
    $400 12
Bikini Atoll

Ken
    $400 7
"Tiny Bubbles"

Ken
    $400 3
lungs

Ken
    $600 18
the woodsman

Ken
    $600 28
interference

Ken
    $4,200 23
(Alex: I see a $4,200 bet coming, but maybe I'm wrong.)
(Ken: [With his fingers to his head in telepathic transmission] $4,200.)
(Alex: I know you now. It's like we've been living together. And we have.)
[ERRATUM: Some have pointed out that Callender was spelled incorrectly, but many Internet sources cite the actual birthplace as the nearby village of Corbeil anyway.]

Dionne

Ken
    $600 13
small island

Ken
    $600 8
"Tiny" Archibald

Adam
    $600 4
her eggs

Ken
    $800 19
The Pharaohs

Ken
    $800 29
(Ken: What is Voice of Africa?)

Voice of Nigeria

Ken
Triple Stumper
    $800 24
Glenn Miller

Adam
    $800 14
Guam

Ken
    $800 9
Tiny Toon Adventures (Tiny Toons accepted)

Ken
    $800 5
warts

Ken
    $1000 20
Charles Perrault

Ken
    $1000 30
(Alex: Obviously no shortwave enthusiasts. [*].)
...
(Alex: Adam and Laura have a lot of catching up to do. It'll happen--if it does!--in the Double Jeopardy! Round.)

9:00 AM

Triple Stumper
    $1000 25
James Earl Jones

Ken
    $1000 15
the Federated States of Micronesia

Laura
    $1000 10
"Tiny Little Thing"

Ken
    $1000 6
blowfish (or fugu)

Ken

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

Ken Adam Laura
$7,200 $800 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Adam Laura
$16,400 $1,600 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

TALL BUILDINGS
SPORTS GIANTS
HEAPING PORTIONS
LOTS OF SPACE
THE VAST & THE FURIOUS
BIG WORDS
    $400 21
(Ken: What is Boston?)

Hartford, Connecticut

KenLaura
    $400 3
being 7 feet tall

Ken
    $400 1
Hungry-Man

Ken
    $400 7
astronauts

Ken
    $400 26
the British Empire

Ken
    $400 16
abolitionist

Ken
    $800 22
glass

Ken
    $800 12
Randy Johnson

Ken
    $800 2
(Ken: What is Big Boy?)
(Laura: What is... Cheesecake Company?)

Cheesecake Factory

KenAdamLaura
    $800 8
Mars

Ken
    $800 27
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

Indonesia

Adam
    $800 17
(Ken: [Holding back laughter] What's a sphyg... sphnygnomometer?)

a sphygmomanometer

KenAdam
    $1200 23
Renaissance

Ken
    $1200 13
Vince Carter

Adam
    $1200 4
Big Gulp

Ken
    $1200 9
walk in space

Ken
    $1200 18
(Ken: What is prestidigitation?)

legerdemain

Ken
Triple Stumper
    $1600 24
Shanghai

Ken
    $1600 14
John Matuszak

Adam
    $1600 5
venti

Laura
    $1600 10
Arthur Clarke

Ken
    $1600 19
sesquicentennial

Ken
    $2000 25
the Taj Mahal

Adam
    $2000 15
(Alex: His nickname is [*]. Wouldn't want to come up against him on the line.)

"Danimal"

Triple Stumper
    $1,000 6
(Alex: That's the one, yes! It's not Gaspar, and it's not Melchior! It's [*]! You ought to try one sometime if you have a whole weekend to spare.)

Balthazar

Laura
    $2000 11
[Applause for Ken's run of the category]

Endeavor

Ken
    $5,600 20
(Alex: You are right--supposedly the longest word in the English language!)

antidisestablishmentarianism

Ken

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Adam Laura
$33,600 $8,800 $3,200
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

HISTORIC MEDIUMS
(Alex: Made a lot of news at the time, but do many people still remember?)
...
(Alex: No, [*] was a skeptic. [**] was the mystery writer who was a firm believer in these kinds of things.)
LauraWho are Houdini + Hemingway
$3,000
AdamWho are Houdini + ?
$0
KenWho are Houdini and Fitzgerald?
$6,400
Harry Houdini & Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Final scores:

Ken Adam Laura
$27,200 $8,800 $200
41-day champion: $1,380,661 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Ken Adam Laura
$26,400 $8,800 $4,200
40 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W
9 R,
0 W
4 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $39,400

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