Game Recap for Show #6784, 2014-02-27
Arthur Chu game 8.CONTESTANTSClaire Tuley
, a paralegal from Chattanooga, TennesseeChris Sanchez
, a high-school language-arts teacher from Chaparral, New MexicoArthur Chu
, a compliance analyst and voiceover artist from Broadview Heights, Ohio (whose 7-day cash winnings total $180,000)OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Those of you who keep track of such things know that, by now, Arthur has moved into the top ten of money-winners in regular games on Jeopardy!
and the way he's been playing, he could easily go over $200,000 in total winnings at the end of this half-hour, but Chris and Claire are not intimidated. They are here to stop him. Good luck to all three of you. Here we go! Jeopardy! Round. And these are the categories.JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ALEX' HONKY-TONK SALOON (4/5) (Alex: Happy to welcome you in.)
5-LETTER WORDS (3/4, including 1 correct Daily Double)
NAMING RIGHTS (3/4)
SITCOM BY EPISODES (5/5)
BENIN THERE (2/4)
DONE THAT (5/5)THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Arthur: 14 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Chris: 4 R, 1 W
Claire: 4 R, 1 W
Clues revealed: 27Triple Stumpers
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash
: $3,600SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Chris: $1,000CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS
Alex: Claire Tuley is from Chattanooga,Tennessee, and this young lady wrote plays for schoolchildren. How old were the kids?
Claire: Well, the actors were high schoolers like me, but it was part of the summer reading program, so it was mostly, you know, 5-year-olds through about 8-year-olds.
Alex: Okay, what kind of plays are we talking about? Comedies?
Claire: They were fractured fairy tales, so things like, you know, "Snow White and the Five Average-Sized People" and "Cinderella, or How I Got Some New Shoes and Changed My Life" --you know, sort of variations on old classics.
Alex: You have to be careful when you're writing for kids. You have to be careful to be politically correct.
Alex: Chris Sanchez is from Chaparral, New Mexico --a high-school language arts teacher Who used to coach girls softball.
Chris: Yes, sir, I did. I started coaching at Chaparral about two years ago. Had a couple of interesting things happen early on in the season. I thought I had covered all the bases, literally --taught the kids how to bat, taught the kids how to field. Only problem is, I didn't teach them to do it not at the same time. I had one girl come up to me at our first game and said,"Coach, what do I do with my mitt while I'm batting?"
[ laughter ]
Alex: There's no crying in baseball or softball.
Alex: Arthur Chu is our champion. How old are you?
Arthur: I'm 29 years old.
Alex: Okay. How did you accumulate the breadth of knowledge that you have demonstrated so far on our program? It's amazing.
Arthur: I read a lot. I'm interested in a lot of different things. And when I found out I was gonna be on the show, I did study a bit, so...
Alex: Aha.JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Arthur found the Daily Double on the 19th clue. Arthur had $5,400, Chris had $1,000, and Claire was at $1,800. Arthur made it a True Daily Double
, wagering $5,400.
5-LETTER WORDS $600: A recess in a wall, or a situation
suited to a person; we hope you've found yoursTRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
NAMING RIGHTS $1000: This Roundup herbicide company got the naming rights to the insectarium
at the St. Louis zoo
(Chris: What is Miracle-Gro?)
(Claire: What is Raid?)
5-LETTER WORDS $1000: & in other news,
change a letter in
the name of a sea creature & you get this short filler item in a newspaper
(Alex: Change the "D" in "squid" to a "B" for [*].)
BENIN THERE $800: Majestic elephants & this scavenger, Canis aureus,
share W National Park, named
for the shape of bends of the Niger river
(Arthur: What are hyenas?)
BENIN THERE $400: On a December morning, your sinuses may be irritated by a harmattan, this, but it only lasts until March
ALEX' HONKY-TONK SALOON $400: Doc? Doc Holliday? Now, you're the one that's the medico, but I think you got pulmonary phthisis, or this... I'll shut up & pourSCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND