Responses for show #6809 - Thursday, April 3, 2014

Battle of the Decades: The 2000s game 4.

Contestants

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Vinita Kailasanath, an attorney from Washington, D.C.

Ken Jennings, a writer from Seattle, Washington

Michael Falk, a junior high school math teacher from West Allis, Wisconsin

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Jeopardy! Round responses

THE LONG & THE SHORT OF IT
FAIRLY RECENT NEWS
PHILOSOPHERS
MUSIC OF THE 2000s
small state capitals
OUR OLD PAL WATSON
    $200 24
wee

Ken
    $200 26
(Prince) George

Vinita
    $200 28
(Michael: Who is Augustine?)

(Thomas) Aquinas

MichaelKen
    $200 6
"I Kissed a Girl"

Ken
    $200 30
Annapolis

Michael
    $200 1
Tom Watson

Ken
    $400 23
petite

Vinita
    $400 25
William Bratton

Triple Stumper
    $400 27
Nietzsche

Michael
    $400 7
The Killers

Ken
    $400 29
Jefferson City

Michael
    $400 2
vegan

Ken
    $600 19
protract

Ken
    $600 17
Cory Booker

Vinita
    $600 15
(Jean-Jacques) Rousseau

Michael
    $600 8
"Hollaback Girl"

Vinita
    $600 11
Frankfort

Ken
    $600 3
Emma Watson

Ken
    $800 18
(Michael: What is concise?)

succinct

MichaelKen
    $800 16
Bolshoi

Ken
    $800 14
John Locke

Ken
    $800 9
Uncle Kracker

Triple Stumper
    $800 10
Concord

Michael
    $800 4
behaviorism

Vinita
    $1000 21
extended

Ken
    $3,600 20
(Alex: Yes, Citgo owned by Venezuela's national oil company.)

Hugo Chávez

Ken
    $1000 22
(Michael: Who is Malthus?)
(Ken: Who is Hegel?)
...
(Alex: Who is [*]...Mom doesn't like me.)

Schopenhauer

MichaelKen
Triple Stumper
    $1000 13
(Avril) Lavigne

Vinita
    $1000 12
Augusta (Maine)

Ken
    $1000 5
Cavendish Laboratory

Triple Stumper

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

Michael Ken Vinita
$1,400 $4,200 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Ken Vinita
$400 $10,400 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

ISOTOPES
EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY
I'M JUST PLUM CRAZY!
10-LETTER WORDS
IN THE BOOKSTORE
THE AUSSIE POSSE
    $400 2
hydrogen

Michael
    $400 15
Queen Anne

Michael
    $400 1
Clue

Vinita
    $400 21
monogamist

Michael
    $400 7
Orange Is the New Black

Ken
    $400 26
(Hugh) Jackman

Vinita
    $800 11
strontium

Michael
    $800 16
Delaware

Vinita
    $800 3
duck sauce

Triple Stumper
    $800 22
benefactor

Michael
    $8,800 8
(Ken: Who are Roosevelt and Taft?)
(Alex: Which Roosevelt?)
(Ken: Theodore.)

Theodore Roosevelt & Taft

Ken
    $800 27
Hemsworth

Ken
    $1200 12
polonium

Triple Stumper
    $1200 17
New Amsterdam

Ken
    $1200 4
(Ken: Who is Renoir?)
(Vinita: Who is Degas?)
...
(Alex: Gonna use up all the French impressionists. Who is [*]? Édouard [*].)

(Édouard) Manet

KenVinita
Triple Stumper
    $1200 23
accentuate

Ken
    $1200 9
Life After Life

Triple Stumper
    $1200 28
(Keith) Urban

Michael
    $1600 13
carbon-12

Michael
    $1600 18
(Ken: What is McGuffey Reader?)

The New England Primer

Ken
Triple Stumper
    $1600 5
drupes

Ken
    $1600 24
troubadour

Ken
    $1600 10
(Jhumpa) Lahiri

Vinita
    $1600 29
Naomi Watts

Ken
    $5,200 14
(Michael: What is barium?)

cobalt

Michael
    $2000 19
(Vinita: What is Federal Hall?)

Carpenter's Hall

Vinita
Triple Stumper
    $2000 6
slivovitz

Michael
    $2000 25
chatelaine

Triple Stumper
    $2000 20
Bill Bryson

Michael
    $2000 30
Errol Flynn

Ken

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Ken Vinita
$4,800 $26,800 $3,600
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

19th CENTURY POLITICS
[Alex does an impression of the "Pillsbury Doughboy" laugh after reading the clue.]
...
(Alex: The city is [*], the Pillsbury family, and I hope everybody appreciated my little "Hoo, hoo, hoo!" I don't do it very well.)
[Laughter]
VinitaWhat is Buffalo?
$2,000
MichaelWhat is Philadelphia?
$2,400
KenWhat is Boston?
$3,200
Minneapolis

Final scores:

Michael Ken Vinita
$2,400 $23,600 $1,600
2nd place: $5,000 Quarterfinalist 3rd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Michael Ken Vinita
$10,000 $16,200 $3,600
14 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
24 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
10 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $29,800

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