Responses for show #527 - Tuesday, December 16, 1986

Contestants

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Eric Balaban, a student from Silver Spring, Maryland

Maria Lasalvia-Seliga, a teacher from Metuchen, New Jersey

Phyllis McDonald, a homemaker from Kentfield, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $2,799)

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Jeopardy! Round responses

BIOLOGY
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
CELEBRITY SECRETS
DRAGONS
FOREIGN DINING
(Alex: And for the first time this season...)
ALPHABETICALLY FIRST
    $100 17
birds

Eric
    $100 25
a grocer

Maria
    $100 10
curls

Phyllis
    $100 12
gold

Maria
    $100 1
cold

Maria
    $100 2
Bashful

Maria
    $200 18
mutations

Maria
    $200 26
(Maria: What is tomato sauce?)
(Alex: Mmmmmm... be a little more specific.)
(Maria: [Tries to think of a response])
...
(Alex: Ragu [*], yes. Couldn't accept just "tomato" there.)

spaghetti sauce

MariaEric
    $200 11
Marilyn Monroe

Eric
    $200 16
(Eric: What is Hell?)

the earth

MariaEric
    $200 4
May we have steak?

Maria
    $200 3
Chico

Phyllis
    $300 19
the shell

Phyllis
    $300 14
Joan Crawford

Maria
    $300 22
Pendragon

Maria
    $300 6
oatmeal

Maria
    $300 5
Hank Aaron

Phyllis
    $400 21
(Maria: What is the infant human?)
(Eric: What is a watermelon?)

a jellyfish

PhyllisMariaEric
    $400 15
Peter FInch

Eric
    $400 23
(Maria: What is air?)
...
(Alex: The correct response is, "What is [*]?" The specific gas was [*]. And we've got less than a minute to go, Maria.)

gas (hydrogen)

Maria
Triple Stumper
    $400 8
in its own ink

Phyllis
    $400 7
Afghanistan

Phyllis
    $300 20
(Alex: How much do you want to risk on Celebrity Sweepstakes, er, Celebrity Secrets?)
(Phyllis: I think I'll try $300.)
(Alex: For $300. This is not a different game show, this is Jeopardy!)

Rip Torn & Geraldine Page

Phyllis
    $500 24
snapdragon

Phyllis
    $500 9
(Maria: What is "I am sorry. We don't have this."?)

I'm on a diet, I have to lose weight

Maria
Triple Stumper
    $500 13
Z

Phyllis

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 12):

Phyllis Maria Eric
$1,400 $300 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Phyllis Maria Eric
$3,400 $400 $300

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

PRESIDENTIAL QUOTES
VACATION SPOTS
SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN
SITCOMS
RELIGION
"BACK" WORDS
    $200 1
Abraham Lincoln

Phyllis
    $200 2
the Left Bank

Eric
    $200 13
Lady Macbeth

Eric
    $200 11
The Jeffersons

Eric
    $200 27
the abbot

Maria
    $200 20
the backstretch

Maria
    $400 3
Harry Truman

Maria
    $400 4
New Orleans

Eric
    $400 18
(Maria: What is 8?)

5

Maria
Triple Stumper
    $400 12
(Paul) Shaffer

Phyllis
    $400 28
heavy metal

Eric
    $400 21
backbone

Eric
    $600 5
[Alex reads the clue with a very slight JFK accent.]

John F. Kennedy

Phyllis
    $300 6
(Alex: The Singing Rage, Miss Patti Page. Love that tune.)
[NOTE: The song is called "Old Cape Cod".]

Cape Cod

Phyllis
    $600 19
(Alex: The play was King Lear, we've got a minute to go in the round.)

Cordelia

Phyllis
    $700 14
(Eric: What is 60 Minutes?)
...
(Alex: You forgot the category. 60 Minutes is not a sitcom.)

All in the Family

Eric
    $600 23
back-to-back

Eric
    $800 9
(Maria: Who is George Washington)
(Wric: Who is Wilson?)

FDR

MariaEric
Triple Stumper
    $800 7
Kenya

Phyllis
    $800 17
Ophelia

Maria
    $800 15
(Maria: What is 1959?)

1957

Maria
Triple Stumper
    $800 26
Rastafarian

Maria
    $800 24
backlash

Triple Stumper
    $1000 10
(Alex: Bully for me! [*].)

Teddy Roosevelt

Triple Stumper
    $1000 8
Colorado

Eric
    $1000 16
(Alex: And he is co-starring with her again this season, [*].)

Gale Gordon

Triple Stumper
    $1000 25
Taoism

Triple Stumper
    $1000 22
a backlog

Maria

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Phyllis Maria Eric
$6,300 $1,800 $2,200
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

THE MONTHS
(Alex: There are, at last count, 12 of them.)
(Alex: [After revealing Maria's response] Because February can have 28 days, [*] can start on the same day as February.)
...
(Eric: [On reveal.] I have March written over here. I have M-A-R and a dot.)
[Judges voices are heard offstage.]
(Alex: Oh, boy this is a judgment call, isn't it guys? He crossed out January and he says that's March.)
(Eric: M-A-R dot.)
(Alex: Okay. We've got 3 people nodding in agreement over there, and I'd give it to you also.)
MariaWhat is March?
$1,790
EricWhat is January M[illegible]
$2,200
PhyllisWhat is February? January?
$1,800
March

Final scores:

Phyllis Maria Eric
$4,500 $3,590 $4,400
2-day champion: $7,299 3rd place: Speed Queen washer & dryer 2nd place: trip to New Orleans

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Phyllis Maria Eric
$6,800 $1,800 $2,900
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
16 R,
7 W
12 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $11,500

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