Responses for show #4637 - Wednesday, November 3, 2004

Ken Jennings game 65. Ken breaks Kevin Olmstead's record for most money won on a television game show.
U.S. presidential election coverage bumped this game's airing by one day. Affiliates with no election coverage aired the "4,000th Episode" special (#4088) on 2004-11-02.

Contestants

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Rob Perry, a graphic designer from Brooklyn, New York

Denise Tanyol, a student and adjunct writing instructor from Norristown, Pennsylvania

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 64-day cash winnings total $2,151,901)

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Jeopardy! Round responses

BRINGING HOME THE BACON
BEFORE I WAS ELECTED
BASEBALL IN THE '60s
IT'S ELEMENTAL
STUPID ANSWERS
FOREIGN ANIMAL NOISES
    $200 30
German

Rob
    $200 7
New Jersey

Ken
    $200 16
Hank Aaron

Ken
    $200 1
gold

Rob
    $200 20
Geneva

Ken
    $200 6
a dog

Rob
    $400 29
carbonara

Ken
    $400 8
Nebraska

Rob
    $400 17
Catfish Hunter

Ken
    $400 2
hydrogen

Ken
    $400 21
Evelyn

Ken
    $400 12
a rooster

Rob
    $600 28
filet mignon

Ken
    $600 9
Tom DeLay

Ken
    $600 18
(Alex: Hall of Famer, yes.)

Johnny Bench

Ken
    $600 3
silicon

Ken
    $600 22
The New Yorker

Ken
    $600 13
pigs

Ken
    $800 27
Quiche Lorraine

Ken
    $800 10
Alaska

Ken
    $800 19
(Bob) Gibson

Rob
    $1,000 4
mercury

Ken
    $800 23
the briefing room

Ken
    $800 14
frogs

Denise
    $1000 26
rumaki

Triple Stumper
    $1000 11
Rhode Island

Rob
    $1000 25
(Alex: Yes, "Yaz".)

Yastrzemski

Rob
    $1000 5
(Rob: What is bismuth?)

cobalt

DeniseRob
    $1000 24
the PGA Championship

Ken
    $1000 15
mice

Ken

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Ken Denise Rob
$4,200 $1,000 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Denise Rob
$11,200 $1,800 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

BRINGING HOME KEVIN BACON
OCEAN NOTIONS
"T"-HE
PLAQUES
A WORLD OF BOOKS
8-LETTER WORDS
    $400 14
Footloose

Ken
    $400 20
icebergs

Ken
    $400 1
Dumas (pere)

Ken
    $400 9
panorama

Rob
    $800 15
Mystic River

Ken
    $800 19
a satellite

Denise
    $800 28
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

(Donald) Trump

Ken
    $800 27
the desert

Ken
    $800 2
The Gulag Archipelago

Rob
    $800 10
standard

Rob
    $1200 16
Animal House

Denise
    $1200 3
kelp

Rob
    $1200 21
Dylan Thomas

Ken
    $1200 24
Kunta Kinte

Ken
    $1200 6
(P.D.) James

Ken
    $1200 13
the humpback

Ken
    $1600 17
(Rob: What is Invisible Man?)
...
(Alex: That was the earlier film.)

Hollow Man

KenRob
    $1600 4
a shoal

Ken
    $1600 22
Samuel J. Tilden

Ken
    $4,800 25
the assassination of Huey Long

Ken
    $1600 7
(Ken: What's The Pillow Book?)
...
(Alex: Ken, realizes now that he should have said what?)
(Ken: [*].)
(Alex: [*], yes.)

Futon

Ken
Triple Stumper
    $1600 12
gangrene

Ken
    $2000 18
He Said, She Said

Ken
    $2000 5
basalt

Ken
    $4,400 23
(Ken: Make it a True--no...)

Wat Tyler

Ken
    $2000 26
Glenn Seaborg

Rob
    $2000 8
Kristin Lavransdatter

Triple Stumper
    $2000 11
(Rob: What is munitions?)
(Ken: What is armament?)
(Denise: What is materiel?)
[Clue was eventually deemed to have disadvantaged players by omitting words; all three players were returned their $2,000 before clue 23.]

ordnance

Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Denise Rob
$37,600 $3,800 $6,800
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

ROYALTY
(Alex: And now the new all-time record... $2,197,000. Whoa, way to go, Ken.)
DeniseWho is Louis XIV?
$2,201
RobWho is Henry 8th
$3,801
KenWho is Louis XIV?
$7,499
Louis XIV

Final scores:

Ken Denise Rob
$45,099 $6,001 $2,999
65-day champion: $2,197,000 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Ken Denise Rob
$31,800 $3,800 $6,800
37 R
(including 3 DDs),
1 W
4 R,
0 W
13 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $42,400

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