Game Recap for Show #6392, 2012-06-05CONTESTANTSEd Hanlon
, a graphic designer from Santa Monica, CaliforniaFran Frederick
, a school counselor and member of the Air National Guard from West Springfield, MassachusettsClaudia Gray
, a substitute teacher from Monrovia, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $24,401)OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny Gilbert, and welcome, ladies and gentlemen. Yesterday was kind of an up and down competition on Jeopardy!
But not for our champion Claudia, who got off to a good start and led from start to finish throughout the match. So, Fran and Ed, you've got your work cut out for you today. Good luck. Here we go into the Jeopardy! Round. Claudia will pick first from these categories...JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
WHAT'S APENNINE (4/5)
HOME ALONE? (4/5) (Alex: We want you to name the child left behind after his or her siblings have gone away.)
ADD A LETTER (4/5)
CELEBRATIONS OF THE MONTH (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)MEDICAL HISTORY
(5/5) (Jimmy: The triumphs of the doctors and the patience of the patients--from Chicago's International Museum of Surgical Science.)THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Ed: 9 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Fran: 9 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Claudia: 5 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W
Clues revealed: 28Triple Stumpers
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash
: $3,000JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Fran found the Daily Double on the 16th clue. Claudia had $200, Fran had $3,200, and Ed was at $2,000. Fran wagered $1,000.
CELEBRATIONS OF THE MONTH $600: Freedom of Information Day & National Pi Day (the math kind)
(Fran: What is June?)SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Claudia: $200CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS
Alex: Ed Hanlon is a graphic designer who, as a challenge to himself, I guess, every year, tries to, uh, come up with a "card-toon" spoof. What are we talking about here?
Ed: Well, instead of a traditional paper, uh, Christmas card, I've tried to put my animation degree to some use and make an actual animated Christmas cartoon, which features Santa Claus and some of his friends, usually in, uh, rather, uh, interesting situations, a lot of movie spoofs, uh--
Alex: Did you put Santa Claus in Apocalypse Now
Ed: I did. [Laughs]
Ed: As well as Die Hard
, Hunt for Red October
, many others.
Alex: Okay. It sounds like fun.
Alex: Fran Frederick from west Springfield, Massachusetts. National guard member who had a strange experience when you were posted.
Alex: Tell us about that.
Fran: Well, Alex, I was using the female-only porta potty, uh, and a gentleman came knocking at the door. And I was getting ready to come out and just give him a piece of my mind, uh, but it turns out, he was the individual who was driving the crane that was picking it up to move it across the street.
Fran: So I appreciated the heads-up. I didn't want to come home with that injury. I don't think you get a Purple Heart for that.
Alex: [Laughs] Yes, you're right.
Alex: Claudia Gray is our champion. Uh, we've all done a lot of traveling, and we've run into problems dealing with foreign languages. You had an experience like that in Italy, right...
Alex: At a restaurant?
Claudia: The first time I was in Italy, at a restaurant, oh, a couple of blocks from the Vatican, I went in to order something called gnocchi...
Alex: Gnocchi, yeah.
Claudia: Which are little potato dumplings.
Alex: Right. They're great.
Claudia: I mispronounced it and said noci
, which are walnuts.
Alex: They brought me a bowl of walnuts and asked me if I was sure I wanted them with pesto sauce, which I did not. So I attempted to explain that what I wanted were made of potatoes. I used the Spanish papas, which means I said I wanted them made from the pope.
Alex: I won't even ask you to continue the story.
Alex: I-I don't want--I don't want to know where that ended.TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
WHAT'S APENNINE $800: Calderone, on the ice-covered north slope of Mount Corno, is the southernmost one of these in Italy
(Claudia: What is a volcano?)
(Alex: It's hard to imagine in a way, but it's [*].)
HOME ALONE? $800: Darlene & Becky
(Alex: On Roseanne
ADD A LETTER $600: Add a letter to an antlered critter to get this verb meaning "to discourage from acting"
CELEBRATIONS OF THE MONTH $800: Moon Day & Stay Out of the Sun Day
(Claudia: What is June?)
(Alex: Stay out of the sun? [*], it's hot!)SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND