Responses for show #8249 - Thursday, October 1, 2020

Contestants

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Phillip Howard, a naval officer from Santa Clarita, California

Preston Wilson, a sommelier originally from New Orleans, Louisiana

Mason Maggio, a songwriter from Los Angeles, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $42,600)

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Jeopardy! Round responses

EVERY DAY'S A HOLIDAY
BESTSELLERS
THAT'S MY JAM!
NEW TO THE OED
DURING HIS PRESIDENCY
YANKEE STADIUM
    $200 11
Tea

Mason
    $200 13
Greta Thunberg

Mason
    $200 4
Concord

Preston
    $200 22
a bagel

Triple Stumper
    $200 1
(Phillip: Who is John F. Kennedy?)

(Lyndon) Johnson

MasonPhillip
    $200 21
Babe Ruth

Mason
    $400 12
origami

Preston
    $400 17
Jurassic Park

Mason
    $400 5
apricot

Mason
    $400 23
cab

Preston
    $400 2
(Preston: What is a pacemaker?)
(Phillip: What is a heart?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)
(Phillip: What is a heart valve?)

an artificial heart

PrestonPhillip
Triple Stumper
    $400 24
Aaron Judge

Triple Stumper
    $600 14
December 26th

Phillip
    $600 18
Kobe Bryant

Phillip
    $600 6
jalapeño

Phillip
    $600 26
Chicken Little

Mason
    $600 3
The Great Gatsby

Preston
    $600 25
(Alex: That would be [*] and the National Football League. Less than a minute now.)

the New York Giants

Triple Stumper
    $800 15
southpaws (left-handers)

Triple Stumper
    $800 19
Tom Clancy

Phillip
    $800 7
Linzer

Triple Stumper
    $800 27
a YouTuber

Mason
    $800 9
Bangladesh

Mason
    $800 29
Mickey Mantle

Triple Stumper
    $1000 16
Frankenstein Friday

Triple Stumper
    $1000 20
Tom Brokaw

Preston
    $1000 8
a kumquat

Mason
    $1000 28
glatt

Triple Stumper
    $1000 10
Salvador Dalí

Mason
    $1,000 30
(Mason: Who is Lou Gehrig?)

Yogi Berra

Mason

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

Mason Preston Phillip
$3,800 $800 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mason Preston Phillip
$4,800 $2,200 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

THE YOUNG & THE RECKLESS
INVENTORS & INVENTIONS
MOVIE THRILLERS
GNAT GEO
HISTORIC WOMEN
E 1-2-3-4-5
(Alex: All responses will be 5 letters long; "E" will be the first letter in the $400 clue, the second letter in the $800 clue, the third in the $1200 clue, and so on.)
    $400 21
Batman

Mason
    $400 11
peanuts

Mason
    $400 1
(Preston: What is a thief?)

a dentist

Preston
Triple Stumper
    $400 16
(Phillip: What is the Rio Grande?)

the Mississippi River

PrestonPhillip
    $400 6
an error

Mason
    $800 22
(Alex: With less than a minute.)

a cannonball

Preston
    $800 12
a saw

Phillip
    $800 2
The Invisible Man

Mason
    $800 17
Scotland

Mason
    $800 7
tempo

Triple Stumper
    $1200 25
Evel Knievel

Mason
    $1200 13
balance

Triple Stumper
    $1200 3
(Phillip: What is Fury Road? [*].)
(Alex: Thank you.)

Mad Max: Fury Road

Phillip
    $1200 18
glow worms

Phillip
    $3,000 26
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

the Crimean War

Mason
    $1200 8
cleft

Mason
    $1600 23
The Great Escape

Phillip
    $3,000 14
a walkie-talkie

Phillip
    $1600 4
Jason Statham

Mason
    $1600 19
South Africa

Phillip
    $1600 9
covey

Triple Stumper
    $2000 24
balloons

Phillip
    $2000 15
Les Paul

Triple Stumper
    $2000 5
Inception

Preston
    $2000 20
(Preston: What is a tsetse fly?)

the Mediterranean fruit fly

Preston
Triple Stumper
    $2000 10
a toque (tuque)

Preston

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mason Preston Phillip
$14,600 $5,000 $13,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

LITERARY TERMS
PrestonWhat is an?
$4,993
PhillipWhat is a saga?
$10,000
MasonWhat is an opus??
$12,000
saga

Final scores:

Mason Preston Phillip
$2,600 $7 $23,000
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $23,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Mason Preston Phillip
$13,800 $5,000 $11,600
20 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
3 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $30,400

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