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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Archivists » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7437, 2017-01-03

J!Buzz: Jeopardy Team Lego Minifigures.

CONTESTANTS
Amanda Berofsky, a quality assurance analyst from Waterford, Michigan
Rebecca Glass, an administrator from New York, New York
Gavin Mulligan, a software engineer from Parker, Colorado (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,800)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thanks, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Well, we started the year with a runaway game. What will happen today? Let's start finding out. Amanda, Rebecca, good to have you with us. Here we go. And now the categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
AFTER THE CABINET (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
MOVIE NUMBERS (4/5)
LITERATURE IN ACTION (4/5)
HOMONYMS (2/5)
CAPITAL CITY HOTELS (4/5)
LEGO (5/5) (Jimmy: Lego.) (Sarah: How the company keeps building the memories of each new generation.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Amanda: 8 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Rebecca :): 9 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Gavin: 6 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 7
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $5,800



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Amanda: $1,400
Gavin: $1,000
Rebecca :): $400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Amanda Berofsky is from Michigan. She and her husband are a prize-winning pub trivia team, but you didn't meet him playing trivia.

Amanda: No, we met playing Scrabble tournaments. He's from Toronto, and I'm from the Detroit area, and there were many Scrabble tournaments in that area, and we just happened to meet then.

Alex: So you're game players.

Amanda: Yes.

Alex: And you enjoy it, you're competitive.

Amanda: He's much better than I am. He's an expert.

Alex: At what?

Amanda: At Scrabble.

Alex: Oh.

Amanda: But--

Alex: But you're better at games like Jeopardy!

Amanda: I guess so.

Alex: Yeah, you can lord it over him.

Amanda: Sure.

Alex: Good for you.




Alex: Rebecca Glass, from New York. A trained swords--

Rebecca: Swordsman.

Alex: Swordsman?

Rebecca: Yes.

Alex: What are we talking about?

Rebecca: I study German longsword. It's a late medieval weapon, and I study manuscripts that were mostly written in the 1400s. And then with my club, we train these techniques, and then we go and compete nationally, internationally, against men and women, and--

Alex: With swords?

Rebecca: Yep.

Alex: That's gotta be heavy.

Rebecca: It's actually not as heavy as it looks. It's only about 3 pounds.

Alex: Okay. Remind me to be nice to you.




Alex: Gavin Mulligan is our champion. He, as you discovered on yesterday's program, knows a lot about football. And in fact, in that area, you have memorized the mascots of all of the NCAA college teams.

Gavin: Yeah, I used to be very good at that.

Alex: Really? Why would you do that?

Gavin: I watched a lot of college football for a while.

Alex: Really.

Gavin: Yeah.

Alex: Who knew? Okay, you're still in command of the board. Go ahead, make a selection.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Rebecca :) found the Daily Double on the 23rd clue. Gavin had $1,000, Rebecca :) had $3,000, and Amanda was at $1,400. Rebecca :) wagered $1,000.

AFTER THE CABINET $1000: Her 2012 memoir details her family's experiences in Europe during World War II & the Holocaust

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
CAPITAL CITY HOTELS $800: Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Hotel California am Kurfurstendamm
(Amanda: What is Amsterdam?)

LITERATURE IN ACTION $1000: Brian Garfield's wife had her purse stolen, so Brian wrote this novel about a vigilante whose wife has been murdered
(Gavin: What is Gone Girl?)

HOMONYMS $400: To move clumsily through water, or the type of flatfishes that includes the halibut

MOVIE NUMBERS $1000: That's a lot of nail polish: "The ____ Fingers of Dr. T"

AFTER THE CABINET $800: (Jenna Bush Hager presents the clue.) Secretary of War under Garfield & Arthur, this son of Abraham Lincoln was also minister to Britain & ran the Pullman Company after the founder's death

HOMONYMS $800: Track a pray or quarry, or the petiole of a leaf

HOMONYMS $1000: A flock of geese in flight, or a length of thread or yarn wound in a loose coil
(Gavin: What is a gaggle?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Rebecca :): $4,000
Amanda: $2,600
Gavin: $1,800
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Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Archivists » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
AFTER THE CABERNET (2/3)
ANCIENT BABYLON (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
ART & ARTISTS (3/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
ALL THE SINGLES LADIES (4/5)
16th CENTURY BOOKSHELF (3/5)
IT'S "TWIN"s! (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Amanda: 7 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 1 W
Rebecca :): 7 R (including 1 rebound), 4 W (including 1 DD)
Gavin: 6 R, 4 W

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 7
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $10,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Amanda snagged the next Daily Double on the 8th clue. Gavin had $600, Rebecca :) had $5,200, and Amanda was at $3,800. Amanda wagered $2,000.

ART & ARTISTS $1600: Andre Breton called the art of this fellow 20th c. artist "the most hallucinatory known until now"

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Rebecca :) who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 18th clue. Gavin had $3,000, Rebecca :) had $3,600, and Amanda was at $5,400. Rebecca :) wagered $2,000.

ANCIENT BABYLON $800: A trading hub and cultural center, the city of Babylon was located on the banks of this river
(Rebecca: What is the Tigris?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
16th CENTURY BOOKSHELF $800: A story of revenge, Thomas Kyd's play "The Spanish Tragedy" influenced this Shakespeare play from 1600
(Rebecca: What is Macbeth?)
(Gavin: What is Othello?)

ART & ARTISTS $1200: Winslow Homer often depicted the coast of Maine in this type of painting, also the title of an Edward Albee play

ART & ARTISTS $2000: Not sure if it's ready for Playboy, but one of this painter's nudes is seen here
(Rebecca: Who is Picasso?)

ALL THE SINGLES LADIES $2000: She had 3 singles in Billboard's Top 10 during one week in 2014: "Problem", "Break Free" & "Bang Bang"
(Rebecca: Who is Jessie J?)
(Amanda: Who is Nicki Minaj?)

16th CENTURY BOOKSHELF $1600: This author became a monk but broke his vows to study medicine & pen his masterpiece "Gargantua and Pantagruel"

ANCIENT BABYLON $1600: This overworked Babylonian goddess of war and fertility was also the goddess of rain and thunderstorms

AFTER THE CABERNET $1600: To cleanse the palate after the filet & silver oak, it's this black currant sorbet, also found after "Creme de"
(Gavin: What is menthe?)
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Amanda: $7,800
Rebecca :): $4,800
Gavin: $4,600

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD CITIES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Crush for first place.
Amanda: Wager $1,801 to cover Rebecca :).
Rebecca :): You have the hope of surpassing Amanda if you come up with the correct response. Bet at least $4,401 to force Amanda to wager to win while also protecting your position from being usurped by Gavin.
Gavin: Your only hope of a win is that you're the only one to give a correct response, so bet $4,598 or so, leaving a few bucks behind in case someone wagers it all.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Named for a saint & built in 1348, Vaclavske Namesti is the main square & center of cultural life in this capital city

FINAL SCORES
Gavin: $4,600 - $4,598 = $2 (What is St Petersburg) (3rd place)
Rebecca :): $4,800 - $4,500 = $300 (What is Moscow) (2nd place)
Amanda: $7,800 - $1,801 = $5,999 (What is Budapest) (New champion: $5,999)
(Alex: [Before revealing responses] You know Vaclavske better as Wenceslas.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $16,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Amanda: $7,400, 15 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Rebecca :): $6,800, 16 R (including 1 DD), 6 W (including 1 DD)
Gavin: $4,600, 12 R, 6 W
Combined Coryat: $18,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Rebecca :): 16/60 = .267
Amanda: 15/59 = .254
Gavin: 12/58 = .207
Team: 43/63 = .683

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
MOVIE NUMBERS $400: James Franco on the cutting edge: "____ Hours"
(Rebecca: What is 172 Hours?)

LITERATURE IN ACTION $600: Like Michael Crichton, Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a thriller with this title about a land inhabited by dinosaurs
(Rebecca: What is Jurassic Park?)

LEGO $200: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew gives the clue.) A carpenter, Ole Kirk Christiansen, founded Lego in the 1930s to make wooden toys; he coined the company name from the words "Leg godt"-- "play well" in this, his native language

LEGO $400: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew gives the clue.) Popular sets from the Building Series include such landmarks as Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, and this World Heritage Site and masterpiece of Indian architecture

LEGO $600: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew gives the clue.) In 2016, NASA's Juno probe completed its 5-year voyage to Jupiter; on board is a mini-figure of this 17th-century Italian, telescope in hand

LEGO $800: (Sarah of the Clue Crew gives the clue.) In 2015, Lego Group inaugurated its own off-shore wind farm, and every employee was given a model wind farm kit, symbolizing the company's stated goal of being 100% based on this type of energy by 2020

LEGO $1000: (Sarah of the Clue Crew gives the clue.) The Mindstorms construction kit, which allows children to build and program their own robotic devices, grew out of the company's longstanding partnership with the famous Media Lab of this Cambridge, Massachusetts school

16th CENTURY BOOKSHELF $400: Look that up in your Calepino? In 1502 Ambrogio Calepino compiled "Cornucopiae", a Latin one of these
(Gavin: What is a cookbook?)

ALL THE SINGLES LADIES $1600: "Cheap Thrills" was a No. 1 hit for this woman, not seen here

ANCIENT BABYLON $1200: An Oxford researcher says this terraced marvel that helped make Babylon famous was actually in Assyria
(Gavin: What is a ziggurat?)

IT'S "TWIN"s! $1600: T Magazine said one risks looking like an elderly aunt when wearing this, a cardigan with a matching short-sleeve sweater
(Alex: Less than a minute now.)

CORRECT RESPONSES
Madeleine Albright
Berlin
Death Wish
to flounder
5000
Robert Todd Lincoln
stalk
a skein
(Salvador) Dali
the Euphrates
Hamlet
seascape
Marcel Duchamp
Ariana Grande
Rabelais
Ishtar
cassis
Prague
127 Hours
The Lost World
Danish
the Taj Mahal
Galileo
renewable energy
MIT
a dictionary
Sia (Furler)
the Hanging Gardens
a twinset
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Final Jeopardy! Round

Postby theFJguy » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:31 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD CITIES

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Named for a saint & built in 1348, Vaclavske Namesti is the main square & center of cultural life in this capital city

Gavin Mulligan: 4600-4598=2
Rebecca Glass: 4800-4500=300
Amanda Berofsky: 7800-1801=5999 (new champ)

Correct response:
Spoiler: show
Prague (Gavin – St. Petersburg) (Rebecca – Moscow) (Amanda – Budapest)


Daily Doubles
Rebecca: 3000+1000
Amanda: 3800+2000
Rebecca: 3600-2000

Coryats
Gavin: 4600
Rebecca: 6800
Amanda: 7400

Combined: 18,800
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Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:27 pm

Cruise can be a type of missile?! Didn't know either meaning of "groom" given either. That whole category was very tough IMO.

Ran the LEGO category. Everything is awesome.

NHO that guy in Babylon for $400.

Didn't recognize a single word in Cabernet for $400. Or $800. Or $1,600. How do you know any of that super expensive fancy frou-frou food?!

I'm not even going to say anything about FJ! until I get one right. And considering I haven't gotten one right since Thanksgiving...
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Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby OSXpert » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:30 pm

I would not have gotten FJ right even if spotted Wenceslas. I said Kiev, since they had already mentioned Moscow on the show and it sounded Eastern European.

Today's questions felt harder than normal to me.
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Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Leander » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:34 pm

I had no idea what the main square in Prague was named, or how Wenceslas translates into Czech, but I did tease out a connection between Vaclavske and Vaclav Havel, who I knew was the president of the Czech Republic, so I went with Prague.
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Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby econgator » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:35 pm

Vaclav -- reminds me of Vaclav Havel? He's Czech, right? Prague.
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Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby xxaaaxx » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:42 pm

econgator wrote:Vaclav -- reminds me of Vaclav Havel? He's Czech, right? Prague.

Beat me to it. Had no idea Vaclav = Wenceslaus (are we supposed to know that??), and I was debating whether it sounded Polish or Russian or...and then I remembered Havel.
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Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Robert K S » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:54 pm

OMG. OMG. OMG.

WANT. NEED. MUST HAVE Jeopardy! set LEGO set.

Complete with 17 custom minifigs! Including Maggie Speak!

Over 12,000 pieces. Yikes!
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Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby mungar » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:57 pm

econgator wrote:Vaclav -- reminds me of Vaclav Havel? He's Czech, right? Prague.


Sounds like my thought process, but I thought of Vaclav Prospal from the NHL, and I knew he was Czech.
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Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby goatman » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:03 pm

Yeah J_lego set. Mine! Near-instaget FJ... got to Wencelas from Vaclavske... knowing some Polish (so similar to Czech) helps, 'V' sound >> W as we spell it!

41R pretty tough boards IMHO. LT: flounder, Skein of Geese in flight; Robert Todd Lincoln, Ishtar and get on MDD Euphrates river (they like to ask this!); also gave Picasso for Duchamp's Nudes even knowing it didn't look right, sigh; confused Ariana Grande with Taylor Swift...also could not pull Rabelais for Gargantua & Pantagruel, although I know it well.... damnable seizures! :evil:
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Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby opusthepenguin » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:13 pm

Considered Prague and rejected it because I thought the city had to be named for a saint. So I went with Sofia and hoped. Looking at the clue again, I see that it's the square that is named for a saint. Sigh.
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Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Bamaman » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:20 pm

I guess if the UN can exist in 1920, then St. Petersburg can be a capital.

I hope the new champ learns to let others neg their way to a lock instead of ringing in and letting them back in.

Bucharest here.
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Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby jev15 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:25 pm

How I got tonight's FJ

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Not really, I made the Vaclav Havel connection everyone else did, I just love this movie.
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Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Kenny » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:50 pm

FJ was instaget for me because, like most others, I made the Havel connection. Surprised it was a TS. LT: flounder, seascape.

That homonyms category was lame (groom, cruise). Would've expected a little more creativity from the writers.

Felt sorry for Gavin missing on "ziggurat" for hanging gardens, but not ringing in two clues later on Tower of Babel."
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Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby grindcore » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:53 pm

+1 for thinking they were asking for a city named for a Saint
+1 for Vaclav Prospal
+1 for "Wenceslas, really?"
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Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby immaf » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:05 pm

I went with Warsaw for FJ. The name of the square sounded Polish to me.
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Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby morbeedo » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:32 pm

OSXpert wrote:Today's questions felt harder than normal to me.


Well, a mixed bag tonight, but a bunch of clues were right up my Albee! 38R, 4W

LT: Stalk, Hamlet (Macbeth - the Scottish play, not the Spanish play), Seascape, Duchamp, Rabelais, Ishtar (I *just* read about her).

Hated After the Cabinet, loved After the Cabernet. Crème de menthe was an unfortunate (and wild) guess.

Negged on Lady Gaga (for Sia) and twinsie (for twin set). NHO Vasari, guessed blindly at Plutarch. Jumped at Nebuchadnezzar without reading the entire clue.

Got FJ from Havel only. When Alex said "Wenceslas" I said oh no, it's Warsaw not Prague, but I dodged a bullet there.

Champ lost his buzzer mojo :(
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Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby alietr » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:33 pm

Robert K S wrote:OMG. OMG. OMG.

WANT. NEED. MUST HAVE Jeopardy! set LEGO set.

Complete with 17 custom minifigs! Including Maggie Speak!

Over 12,000 pieces. Yikes!


That's seriously awesome.
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Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby morbeedo » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:40 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Cruise can be a type of missile?! Didn't know either meaning of "groom" given either. That whole category was very tough IMO.

Ran the LEGO category. Everything is awesome.

NHO that guy in Babylon for $400.

Didn't recognize a single word in Cabernet for $400. Or $800. Or $1,600. How do you know any of that super expensive fancy frou-frou food?!

I'm not even going to say anything about FJ! until I get one right. And considering I haven't gotten one right since Thanksgiving...

Tomahawk cruise missile?

Law > code > Hammurabi - this comes up a lot on J!

Cabernet category: chèvre > 'goat' cheese; roughage > salad; deep red berry > black currant >crème de cassis, like the liqueur Chambord, used to make a French martini - ok, yeah, a little fancy frou frou. Apparently sirop de cassis is a favorite drink of fictional detective Hercule Poirot
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