Responses for show #8236 - Monday, September 14, 2020

First game of Season 37.
New opening graphics.
Third game in which reigning champion did not return.

Contestants

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Franki Butler, a TV writer from Los Angeles, California

Jeff Rich, an astronomer from Glendale, California

Cory Barger, an orchestra musician from Riverside, California

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Jeopardy! Round responses

OPENING STATEMENTS
DISCOVERY
APPROACH THE BENCH
CROSS EXAMINATION
SIDE BAR
SENTENCING
    $200 28
(Cory: Who is Laura Ingalls Wilder?)
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

Dorothy

CoryFranki
    $200 9
the Titanic

Franki
    $200 4
Beckham

Franki
    $200 1
an object

Cory
    $400 27
"Call me Ishmael."

Jeff
    $400 12
the Dead Sea Scrolls

Jeff
    $400 5
Lake Placid

Triple Stumper
    $400 21
(Franki: What is theta?)

tau

Franki
Triple Stumper
    $400 16
(Cory: What is... sorry, I blanked.)

a twist

CoryFranki
    $400 2
after the noun

Jeff
    $600 24
Jane Austen

Cory
    $600 13
(Franki: What is 1849?)
(Jeff: What is 1847?)
(Cory: What is 1846?)
(Alex: No. You guys surrounded it to death almost.)

1848

CoryJeffFranki
Triple Stumper
    $600 6
the (Baltimore) Orioles

Jeff
    $1,500 20
10

Cory
    $600 17
almonds

Cory
    $600 3
commas

Franki
    $800 25
Tolstoy

Franki
    $800 14
Lewis & Clark

Jeff
    $800 7
the Giants

Franki
    $800 22
a Celtic cross

Triple Stumper
    $800 18
a muddler

Jeff
    $800 10
(Franki: What is a thesis sentence?)
(Cory: What is an exposition?)

the topic

CoryFranki
Triple Stumper
    $1000 26
"The Tell-Tale Heart"

Jeff
    $1000 15
Andromeda

Cory
    $1000 8
Lou Gehrig

Jeff
    $1000 23
(Alex: Less than a minute now.)

an ankh

Franki
    $1000 19
bitters

Cory
    $1000 11
syntax

Cory

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

Cory Jeff Franki
$800 $2,600 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Cory Jeff Franki
$3,900 $4,800 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

PRESIDENT & ACCOUNTED FOR
1 WORD, 2 MEANINGS
ITALIAN OPERA
ROLE WITH THE CHANGES
THIS AMERICAN CITY
GOOD "P.R."
    $400 7
the Statue of Liberty

Cory
    $400 1
fashion

Cory
    $400 2
Romeo and Juliet

Jeff
    $400 27
(Jeff: What is Full House?)

Roseanne

JeffFranki
    $400 12
Albuquerque

Cory
    $400 18
a pep rally

Cory
    $800 8
Raúl Castro

Jeff
    $800 3
angle

Jeff
    $800 10
Aida

Jeff
    $800 26
Iron Man

Franki
    $800 13
Cincinnati

Franki
    $800 19
pork rinds

Cory
    $1200 9
Hugo Chávez

Cory
    $1200 4
a hamper

Jeff
    $1200 28
Pagliacci

Cory
    $1200 25
Bewitched

Jeff
    $1200 15
Augusta

Jeff
    $1200 20
punk rock

Jeff
    $1600 11
(Juan) Perón

Franki
    $2,000 5
a cataract

Jeff
    $1600 29
(Jeff: Who is Handel?)

Vivaldi

CoryJeff
    $1600 24
Helena Bonham Carter

Franki
    $1600 16
Memphis

Jeff
    $1600 21
the Potomac River

Jeff
    $2000 14
Afghanistan

Jeff
    $2000 6
nix

Jeff
    $2000 30
L'Orfeo

Cory
    $2000 23
Kunta Kinte

Franki
    $2,000 17
Fort Worth

Jeff
    $2000 22
Philip Roth

Franki

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Cory Jeff Franki
$12,300 $21,600 $11,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

FAMOUS BUILDINGS
[NOTE: Franki drew a squiggly line down the middle of her response.]
FrankiWhat is St. Peter's Basilica?
$11,550
CoryWhat is the Pantheon
$11,500
JeffWhat is The Forum
$8,400
the Pantheon

Final scores:

Cory Jeff Franki
$23,800 $13,200 $50
New champion: $23,800 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Cory Jeff Franki
$11,400 $21,200 $11,600
16 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
15 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $44,200

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