Responses for show #5752 - Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Contestants

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Marlene Allen, an assistant professor of English from Americus, Georgia

Jon Korn, a film festival programmer originally from Concord, Massachusetts

Gary Bechtold, a garage door company owner from St. Cloud, Minnesota (whose 3-day cash winnings total $42,001)

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Jeopardy! Round responses

U.S. STATES
MOVIE SYNOPSES
THIS & THAT
FROM SOUP TO NUTS
THE CURRENT SUPREME COURT
BEASTLY EXPRESSIONS
    $200 16
North Dakota

Marlene
    $200 3
Slumdog Millionaire

Marlene
    $200 11
Mother Goose

Gary
    $200 21
chicken soup

Marlene
    $200 1
(John) Roberts

Gary
    $200 26
possum

Jon
    $400 17
Vermont

Jon
    $400 4
Psycho

Jon
    $400 12
their teeth

Jon
    $400 22
bananas

Gary
    $400 2
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Jon
    $400 27
wasp

Jon
    $600 18
New Mexico

Jon
    $600 5
Titanic

Gary
    $600 13
Broadway

Triple Stumper
    $600 23
olives

Gary
    $1,500 8
(Jon: Who is Kennedy?)

John Paul Stevens

Jon
    $600 28
a lamb's tail

Jon
    $800 19
Tennessee

Jon
    $800 6
The Sixth Sense

Jon
    $800 14
Clara Bow

Marlene
    $800 24
escargot

Jon
    $800 9
Alito

Jon
    $800 29
(Jon: What is animal crackers?)

horse feathers

Jon
Triple Stumper
    $1000 20
Georgia

Jon
    $1000 7
Bruce Almighty

Jon
    $1000 15
William Jennings Bryan

Jon
    $1000 25
almonds

Gary
    $1000 10
Clarence Thomas

Jon
    $1000 30
a vulture

Jon

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

Gary Jon Marlene
$1,000 $4,300 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Gary Jon Marlene
$3,000 $9,300 $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

(Alex: We're about to start the Double Jeopardy! Round, and later this year, the 60th National Book Awards will be presented, and so that is the first category we have in Double Jeopardy! today...)
THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
SCOTT JOPLIN
ONE-NAMED PERSONALITIES
LEGENDARY CREATURES
CYBERIA
"RUSH"IA
    $400 1
Alice Walker

Marlene
    $400 11
ragtime

Gary
    $400 16
Bono

Gary
    $400 6
Sasquatch

Jon
    $400 21
the American Bar Association

Marlene
    $400 26
(Marlene: What is crate?)

crushed

GaryMarlene
    $800 2
Wall Street

Marlene
    $800 12
The Sting

Gary
    $800 17
Beck

Gary
    $800 7
a mermaid

Jon
    $800 22
coupons

Gary
    $800 27
a Gold Rush

Jon
    $1,000 3
All the Pretty Horses

Marlene
    $1200 13
the "Maple Leaf Rag"

Jon
    $1200 18
Sinbad

Gary
    $1200 8
Nessie (or the Loch Ness Monster)

Jon
    $1200 23
QuickTime

Gary
    $1200 28
a brush-back pitch

Gary
    $1600 4
Faulkner

Marlene
    $1600 14
E.L. Doctorow

Triple Stumper
    $1600 19
Twiggy

Gary
    $1600 9
the Minotaur

Marlene
    $1600 24
Classmates.com

Jon
    $1600 29
a thrush

Marlene
    $2000 5
The Man with the Golden Arm

Jon
    $2000 15
"The Entertainer"

Jon
    $2000 20
Kreskin

Jon
    $1,800 10
(Marlene: What is a Hydra?)

Leviathan

Marlene
    $2000 25
Adobe

Marlene
    $2000 30
(Marlene: Um... what is papyrus? I'm sorry.)
...
(Alex: Think of Moses.)

the bullrush

Marlene
Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Gary Jon Marlene
$11,800 $21,300 $6,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

WORD HISTORY
MarleneWhat is folk?
$6,000
GaryWhat is theater?
$2,000
JonWhat is a circus?
$4,302
circus

Final scores:

Gary Jon Marlene
$9,800 $25,602 $600
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $25,602 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Gary Jon Marlene
$11,800 $22,800 $8,600
16 R,
0 W
26 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $43,200

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