Responses for show #523 - Wednesday, December 10, 1986

Contestants

David Epperson, a waiter originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado

John Ling, a radiologist originally from Chongqing, China

Steven Goldstein, a sales manager from Rancho Palos Verdes, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $5,000)

Jeopardy! Round responses

THE BIBLE
CITY NICKNAMES
THE '50s
PRESIDENTS
FAMOUS DOGS
PUNCH LINES
(Alex: We will give you, as clues, punch lines from famous riddles or questions. You have to come up with the questions, of course.)
    $100 26
(John: What is Israel?)

Judah

JohnDavid
    $100 17
Detroit

John
    $100 6
a ducktail

Steven
    $100 1
(Dwight) Eisenhower

Steven
    $100 11
Spot

David
    $100 16
(Or, "What is a fly doing in my soup?")

(Waiter), there's a fly in my soup

Steven
    $300 27
(David: [no response])
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

"My Cup Runneth Over with Love"

David
    $200 18
Rome

John
    $200 7
Gillette blades

John
    $200 2
(Steven: Who was Hoover?)

Teddy Roosevelt

StevenJohn
    $200 12
Boo

David
    $200 22
When is a door not a door

David
    $300 19
Paris

John
    $300 8
(John: Who was Joe Louis?)
(Steven: Who was Rocky Marciano?)

1 of (Ezzard Charles, Jersey Joe Walcott, Rocky Marciano, Floyd Patterson & Ingemar Johannson)

StevenJohn
    $300 3
the White House

Steven
    $300 13
beagles

Steven
    $300 23
Did you take a bath (or shower)?

David
    $400 20
St. Louis

John
    $400 9
(David: What is "in God?")

under God

JohnDavid
    $400 4
(David: Who is Jimmy Carter?)

Richard Nixon

JohnDavid
    $400 14
Asta

David
    $400 24
(David: Uh...[time's up])

How can you tell if there's been an elephant in your refrigerator

David
Triple Stumper
    $500 21
New Orleans

Steven
    $500 10
(John: Who is Joseph Walsh?)

Edward R. Murrow

JohnDavid
    $500 5
[ERRATUM: Alex added the "a" article which was not in the clue itself.]

(James) Garfield

John
    $500 15
Here's Boomer

Triple Stumper
    $500 25
(Alex: We've got less than a minute to go, David.)
[notices people hissing]
(Alex: Oh, wait a minute, don't be hissing on me, folks! Remember, I just read 'em, I don't write 'em. I'll reprimand my staff on your behalf.)

Which travels faster

Triple Stumper

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 10):

Steven John David
$600 $900 -$300

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Steven John David
$1,500 $1,800 $300

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

MOUNTAINS
WOMEN IN SPORTS
HOMONYMS
THE U.N.
BACK-UP GROUPS
BEATNIKS
    $200 2
Mt. Saint Helens

Steven
    $200 5
(John: What is bicycling?)

horse racing

John
Triple Stumper
    $200 1
sucker

Steven
    $200 7
(John: What is May Day?)
(David: What is Thanksgiving?)

Halloween

JohnDavid
Triple Stumper
    $200 13
Dawn

Steven
    $200 22
[end-of-round signal sounds]

square

David
    $400 3
windspeed

Steven
    $400 6
swim the English Channel

John
    $400 12
shark

Steven
    $400 8
South Africa

John
    $400 14
Our Gang

Steven
    $600 4
(Steven: What is cour de la arena?)

sierra

Steven
    $600 18
Olga Korbut

Steven
    $600 21
perch

Triple Stumper
    $600 9
Switzerland

John
    $600 15
(Steven: Who is Miss Andrews?)

the Mysterians

Steven
Triple Stumper
    $800 19
(John: What is tennis?)
(Alex: We've got less than a minute to go.)

figure skating

StevenJohn
    $1,000 10
2 of 5 (Norway, Austria, Sweden, Peru & Burma)

John
    $800 16
the Americans

Steven
    $1000 20
wrestling

Triple Stumper
    $1000 11
(Alex: Ukraine & White Russia are considered the component parts.)

Soviet Union

John
    $1000 17
(Steven: Who was Elvis Presley?)

Booker T (and the M.G.'s)

Steven
Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Steven John David
$3,300 $4,000 $300

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

THE OSCARS
DavidWhat is [Romeo and Juliet] Turning?
$299
StevenWhat is The Turning Point?
$2,999
JohnWhat is ?
$4,000
The Turning Point

Final scores:

Steven John David
$6,299 $0 $1
2-day champion: $11,299 3rd place: Lane Franklin cedar chest 2nd place: Whirlpool refrigerator/freezer combo & Zenith 9" color TV

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Steven John David
$3,900 $3,800 $600
16 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
8 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $8,300

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