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Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Archivists » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6559, 2013-03-07

Drew Horwood game 3.

CONTESTANTS
Jennifer Head, an archivist for the Sisters of Charity from Dubuque, Iowa
Lloyd Baum, an insurance specialist from Long Beach, New York
Drew Horwood, a business analyst from Minneapolis, Minnesota (whose 2-day cash winnings total $36,199)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thanks, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. If our champion, Drew Horwood, were analyzing his own business, he would come to the conclusion, "Hey, it's going pretty well. I've won a lot of money in just two days." Lloyd and Jennifer, welcome aboard. Nice to have you with us. Good luck to all three of you as we put you to work right now in the Jeopardy! Round. This is the easier round, as you know, and I hope you like these categories today...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE 18th CENTURY (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
SINGERS PORTRAYED ON FILM (4/5)
OYSTER STEW (3/5)
LONDON TRANSPORTATION (5/5)
LETTERS & WORDS (5/5)
MARYLAND (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Lloyd: 14 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Drew: 5 R, 1 W
Jennifer: 6 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,000



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Lloyd found the Daily Double on the 15th clue. Drew had $600, Lloyd had $2,600, and Jennifer was at $2,200. Lloyd wagered $1,200.

THE 18th CENTURY $1000: Working with Peter the Great's navy, this explorer went "strait" to the water routes between Siberia & North America

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Lloyd: $3,800
Jennifer: $2,200
Drew: $600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: As you heard in the introduction, Jennifer Head works for the Sisters of Charity. You're an archivist, right?

Jennifer: I'm an archivist, yes.

Alex: Which means you do what?

Jennifer: I get to play around with old documents. I get to organize them. I get to make sure they're preserved. And they were very kind to me. I got the call about Jeopardy! two weeks before I started. And when I called up my supervisor, Sister Regina, and said, "Can I take some time off?" When she heard what it was for, she let me do it, so I appreciate that.

Alex: Sister Regina, Jeopardy! thanks you.

[Laughter]




Alex: Lloyd Baum, an insurance specialist from Long Beach, New York. I would say that Lloyd is a very romantic fellow, ladies and gentlemen. Tell us about the selection of your wedding ring for your bride.

Lloyd: Well, we were sitting at a table. My father-in-law was a jewelry manufacturer, and he had brought over two envelopes full of samples. So we just spread them out on the table, and we're looking and looking and trying to decide. And my collie came over and stuck his paw on the table and picked one out, and that's the one we used.

[Laughter]

Alex: Of course. Mr. Romance.




Alex: Drew Horwood is our champ. He's from Minnesota and a huge Sherlock Holmes fan. Does that mean you have traveled to England and visited Baker Street and all of the things like that?

Drew: I would love to. I haven't been able to yet. Hopefully, I can. What I did do was write my college senior paper on Sherlock Holmes and British masculinity.

Alex: Oh, really?

Drew: I did. Yes.

Alex: And what's the connection between the two, exactly?

Drew: More than you'd think. I was arguing that Doyle was using Holmes as a way to expand his vision of masculinity to everyone that read it.

Alex: Yeah. Okay, good.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
SINGERS PORTRAYED ON FILM $1000: In "Nowhere Boy" Aaron Johnson played him as a teenaged lad

THE 18th CENTURY $800: From 1701 to 1714 much of Europe was drawn into the war of this "succession"

OYSTER STEW $400: The Puget Sound area is famous for these small oysters that rarely exceed 1 1/2 inches
(Jennifer: What are button oysters?)

OYSTER STEW $800: As its name indicates, this bird is a natural enemy of the oyster
(Alex: Go for the obvious. It's an [*].)

MARYLAND $1000: To watch the Redskins play, head to this county named for Queen Anne's husband
(What is Prince William County?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Lloyd: $7,800
Drew: $2,400
Jennifer: $1,800
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Re: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Archivists » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
STARTING "EN" (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
LAWYER/ AUTHORS NOT JOHN GRISHAM (4/5)
THAT '80s SHOW (4/5)
SHARP (& FLAT) INSTRUMENTS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR (3/5)
MARRY LAND (5/5) (Alex: You have to identify the country where the marriage took place.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Drew: 10 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Lloyd: 8 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Jennifer: 8 R (including 1 DD), 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,400



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Drew snagged the next Daily Double on the 17th clue. Drew had $4,800, Lloyd had $10,600, and Jennifer was at $6,600. Drew made it a True Daily Double, wagering $4,800.

SHARP (& FLAT) INSTRUMENTS $2000: Mark Twain complained of "the snorting of an unholy" one of these; lucky for him there weren't 75 more

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Jennifer who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 25th clue. Drew had $12,800, Lloyd had $12,600, and Jennifer was at $8,600. Jennifer wagered $2,000.

STARTING "EN" $2000: The measure of disorder or randomness in a closed system

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR $1200: Tan or brown horses with black points on the mane, tail & ears are this type, like a coastal indentation

THAT '80s SHOW $2000: Glenn Frey's song "You Belong to the City" was written specially for this show

A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR $1600: The "strawberry" type of this horse has white hairs interspersed throughout a base coat of red
(Drew: What is a strawberry blonde horse?)

LAWYER/ AUTHORS NOT JOHN GRISHAM $1600: This book by lawyer Louis Begley was about a retiring lawyer; the Jack Nicholson movie made him an insurance man

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Lloyd: $15,400
Drew: $14,800
Jennifer: $11,800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths for first place.
Lloyd: Wager $14,201 to cover Drew.
Drew: You're faced with a legitimate choice in strategy. You can either choose to cover Jennifer, hoping that you give the correct response and Lloyd doesn't, in which case you'll want to wager $8,801 to cover Jennifer's doubled score, but no more than $13,600 if you want to top Lloyd on a Triple Stumper; or bet up to $2,999 and win if both Lloyd and Jennifer miss Final.
Jennifer: You ought to try wagering between $3,001 and $5,800. This will top a $0 wager by Drew while still beating Lloyd and Drew on the Triple Stumper (should Lloyd wager to cover Drew's doubled score and Drew wager to cover your doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
One of the 2 Central American countries never under military rule in the last 50 years

FINAL SCORES
Jennifer: $11,800 + $5,000 = $16,800 (What is Costa Rica) (2nd place: $2,000)
Drew: $14,800 + $13,000 = $27,800 (What is Costa Rica?) (3-day champion: $63,999)
Lloyd: $15,400 - $14,201 = $1,199 (What is Honduras?) (3rd place: $1,000)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $10,400

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Lloyd: $15,200, 22 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Drew: $12,000, 15 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Jennifer: $11,800, 14 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Combined Coryat: $39,000

BATTING AVERAGES
Lloyd: 22/59 = .373
Drew: 16/59 = .271
Jennifer: 15/59 = .254
Team: 53/63 = .841

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
LETTERS & WORDS $400: At 10 points apiece, these 2 letters have the highest value in Scrabble
(Lloyd: What are Q and X?)
(Drew: What are J and Z?)

A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR $800: Roy Rogers' Trigger was this type of horse, with a golden coat and a white mane and tail

THAT '80s SHOW $800: During the run of this show, Robert Guillaume rose through the ranks from butler to lieutenant governor
(Jennifer: What is Webster?)

SHARP (& FLAT) INSTRUMENTS $1600: (Kelly of The Clue Crew presents the clue.)The sound of this symbol of South African soccer can hit 127 decibels, louder than a jet engine; there were thousands at the 2010 FIFA World Cup

STARTING "EN" $1600: It's a letter from the pope to Catholic churches worldwide
(Alex: Ah, it's good that you got that. The sisters would never let you live it down.)

CORRECT RESPONSES
Bering
John Lennon
Spanish
Olympia oysters
oystercatcher
Prince George's County
trombone
entropy
bay
Miami Vice
roan
About Schmidt
Costa Rica (or Belize)
Q and Z
palomino
Benson
vuvuzela
encyclical
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Re: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Golf » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:29 pm

Almost fell out of my chair when Drew made it a true DD. Although it's odd that he's willing to do that on a bottom row clue while wimping out on a 2nd row clue. But he did what he had to do so kudos.

No real surprise that Jennifer put no thought into her late DD wager.

Found myself rooting for Lloyd because he was dominating the much younger others on the signaling device. As a general rule I like to see a contestant spank those a generation or more their junior.

Interesting FJ clue, not overly difficult especially if you know the former name of Belize.
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Re: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby jeff6286 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:51 pm

The Western Hemisphere
One of the 2 Central American countries never under military rule in the last 50 years.


Spoiler: show
What is Belize or Costa Rica? Jennifer and Drew both said Costa Rica; Lloyd said Honduras.





Lloyd Baum: $15,400-$14,201=$1,199
Drew Horwood: $14,800+$13,000=$27,800...now a 3-day champion with $63,999
Jennifer Head: $11,800+$5,000=$16,800
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Re: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TryphonTournesol » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:29 pm

I was also surprised to see Drew make it a true DD, but you have to consider that point in the game. I don't think any of his other wagers came at such a dramatic moment - he basically needed to double his score right then to have any chance of winning. And sure enough, it worked out.

I wrote down Belize; Costa Rica was my other thought, so good to see I would have been right either way, though Belize seemed like the safer bet considering it's only been independent of Britain for about 30 of those 50 years.

Another $6800 on Lach trash today. Being on the show with actual money at stake probably makes you a lot more hesitant on some of those borderline clues, of course.
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Re: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Bamaman » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:00 pm

I decided to actually write out FJ today on paper. I wrote down Honduras and was about to write Belize (had already written down a symbol for and ) when I noticed they were only answering for one of the two, so I stopped. Too bad Belize didn't come to me first.

I was also rooting for Lloyd.
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Re: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TryphonTournesol » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:40 pm

I was sort of rooting against Drew, not out of any malice, but because his annoyingly small DD wagers were not something I wanted to see in the TOC, something he may only be two more games away from now. After he actually went for it on that one today, I wasn't as bothered to see him keep going since he seems perfectly nice otherwise. I did have to wonder: he's ALWAYS wanted to say, "Make it a true Daily Double?" Someone who wagered that conservatively?
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Re: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby lisa0012 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:54 pm

I used to live in Belize, so this was a nice wheelhouse clue (didn't take more than a few second to get to Costa Rica after that). I wasn't the biggest fan of the Belizean government, but obviously it could be worse...
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Re: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby rmfromfla » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:14 pm

If I'm not mistaken, Costa Rica doesn't have an army.
(10 correct finals in a row!) :D
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Re: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby ComingUpMilhouse » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:23 pm

Didn't know this for sure (apparently Central American history is something of a weak spot), but I couldn't think of anything involving Costa Rica and the military. Good enough!
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Re: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby econgator » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:30 pm

ComingUpMilhouse wrote:Didn't know this for sure (apparently Central American history is something of a weak spot), but I couldn't think of anything involving Costa Rica and the military. Good enough!


That was basically my thought, too. "Hmmm, Honduras, no; Panama, no; Nicaragua, no, El Salvador, no; Costa Rica .... ummmm .... OK." Thankfully it didn't ask for both, as Belize wasn't coming to me.
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Re: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby ACW » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:57 pm

What about Cuba? Not part of Central America?
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Re: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby NoName84 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:02 pm

ACW wrote:What about Cuba? Not part of Central America?


Nope.
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Re: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby bpmod » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:05 pm

ACW wrote:What about Cuba? Not part of Central America?

You are kidding, right?

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Re: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Paucle » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:05 pm

"Always wanted to day this!" Am I misremembering? Is he not the one who found it on the 2nd clue yesterday? He could've said it then.

I got Belize on the FJ from a bit David Letterman did a few years ago when they were trying to decide which country we should invade solely for the purpose of conquering great vacation locales. Belize won hands down as they spoke English already, and didn't have much of a military.
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Re: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TryphonTournesol » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:13 pm

Paucle wrote:"Always wanted to day this!" Am I misremembering? Is he not the one who found it on the 2nd clue yesterday? He could've said it then.


He was. And I believe he did double his score at the time, though it would have sounded pretty lame to "make it a true Daily Double" for all of 200 dollars. Alex even teased him for risking such a small amount.

I got Belize on the FJ from a bit David Letterman did a few years ago when they were trying to decide which country we should invade solely for the purpose of conquering great vacation locales. Belize won hands down as they spoke English already, and didn't have much of a military.


I rationalized it figuring that since they were a British colony until 1981 and still a member of the Commonwealth, the likelihood of military rule was pretty low. In hindsight, Costa Rica is pretty famous for not having an army since the late 40s, so that was probably the more obvious answer, as reflected by the fact that no one on the show actually put down Belize.
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Re: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby marpocky » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:41 pm

First thought of Belize, then realized Costa Rica was a safer answer. Pleasantly surprised by Alex's comments before the reveal.
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Re: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Leander » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:50 pm

I got Costa Rica immediately, not sure I would have come up with Belize only because it is off my radar screen of CA countries.

I was rooting for Lloyd too, sorry to see him lose.
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Re: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Paucle » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:10 pm

I was trying to come up with the other one and actually eliminated Costa Rica because of Jurassic Park. For some reason I remember the military was in power at the end of the book when they were trying to figure out who was "in charge" on Isla Nebular and nobody wanted to fess up.
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Re: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby OKlibrarian » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:13 pm

marpocky wrote:First thought of Belize, then realized Costa Rica was a safer answer. Pleasantly surprised by Alex's comments before the reveal.


I had pretty much the same thought process! I gave myself credit for the twofer. :-) Glad to see Drew getting a little less timid with the wagers, he's also growing on me a bit. I was mostly rooting for Jennifer (the ALA code of conduct requires me to back a librarian/archivist when they appear on Jeopardy), was a little sad about her wagering though.
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