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Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Archivists » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6391, 2012-06-04

CONTESTANTS
Rachel Donegan, a graduate student in English literature from Mount Juliet, Tennessee
Terry Kent, a real estate attorney originally from Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Claudia Gray, a substitute teacher from Monrovia, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $8,000)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome as we start another great week here on Jeopardy! $8,000 in winnings for Claudia. Substitute teacher--that would be about one month's salary? You don't have to answer. Terry and Rachel, nice to have you with us also. Pick up those signaling devices because here comes the Jeopardy! Round for you. First round of play has only one Daily Double, and it will appear in one of these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
IN TROUBLE (4/5) (Alex: Each correct response will be a shorter word that can be made from the letters in "trouble".)
MOUNTAIN RANGES (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
IT'S ALL IN THE PACKAGE (4/5)
BIG PLAYS IN THE BIBLE (5/5)
COMPACT DISKS (4/5) (Alex: We want you to name the artist for us as we deal with...)
C.D.s (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Claudia: 11 R (including 3 rebounds), 1 W
Terry: 9 R, 3 W (including 1 DD)
Rachel: 6 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,800



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Terry found the Daily Double on the 14th clue. Claudia had $3,600, Terry had $400, and Rachel was at $1,800. Terry wagered $1,000.

MOUNTAIN RANGES $800: The Rhodope Mountains are one of the most rugged parts of this peninsula
(Terry: What is the Peloponnesian Peninsula?)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Claudia: $3,600
Rachel: $1,800
Terry: -$600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Rachel Donegan is a graduate student in English literature who taught in London, am I right?

Rachel Yes. I--

Alex: What subject and to who?

Rachel: I taught English language learners to refugee girls from the Middle East and Africa during my internship in London. It was unbelievable. Most of these girls had never even been in school before.

Alex: Now who were the best students and who were... [inhales] down at the bottom?

Rachel: My best student, English was probably her sixth or seventh language that she had learned--

Alex: Wow.

Rachel: --and she was learning it at a rate f-far exceeding the rest of them. It was inspiring.

Alex: Okay.




Alex: Terry Kent, originally from eau Claire, Wisconsin, was raised by deaf parents.

Terry: Yes, Alex.

Alex: And you want to send out a hello to them today? How would you do that?

Terry: I'd say [signing] "Hi, uh, Mom and Dad. I'm happy to see you, and I'll see you later at the wedding."

Alex: Oh, all right. Good for you.




Alex: Claudia Gray--substitute teacher from Monrovia, California.

Claudia: Yes.

Alex Tell me about your dog.

Claudia: [Laughs] Oh, dear.

Alex: 'Cause I've heard stories.

Claudia: We have a 1-year-old, uh, Bernese mountain dog named Calvin.

Alex: It's a big dog.

Claudia: He's a big dog. And he eats anything that's not nailed down, including the kitchen wall and entire socks, whole.

Alex: You may have told me more than I wanted to know about this dog, but...

Claudia: Yeah.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
COMPACT DISKS $200: "Touching You, Touching Me" (1969) &
"Hot August Night" (1972)

IT'S ALL IN THE PACKAGE $1000: The first company to package this household product was A. & F. Pears in 18th century England

IN TROUBLE $600: The body of facts & beliefs about a particular subject

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Claudia: $6,800
Rachel: $2,200
Terry: $2,000
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Re: Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Archivists » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
KEEPING UP WITH THE CAROLINGIANS (4/5)
OH, "K" (5/5)
TERRIERS (3/5)
SCIENCE GRAB BAG (1/3, including 1 missed Daily Double)
THE OTHER WOMAN (4/5)
A SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Rachel: 7 R, 1 W
Terry: 8 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Claudia: 7 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,400



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Terry snagged the next Daily Double on the 4th clue. Claudia had $8,800, Terry had $2,400, and Rachel was at $2,600. Terry made it a True Daily Double, wagering $2,400.

A SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS $1600: In the 1930s Alf Landon called this government program "a cruel hoax"

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Terry who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 21st clue. Claudia had $14,000, Terry had $13,600, and Rachel was at $3,400. Terry made it a True Daily Double, wagering $13,600.

SCIENCE GRAB BAG $2000: Of the 10 listings on the Mohs scale, one of the 2 that end in "Z"
(Terry: What is zirconia?)
(Alex: Oh, no.)
(Terry: Zircon?)
(Alex: No. End in the letter "Z".)
(Terry: Oh, end.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
THE OTHER WOMAN $800: Chaka Khan's version of "I'm Every Woman" went to No. 21; in 1993 this other woman took it to No. 4

KEEPING UP WITH THE CAROLINGIANS $1600: The empire came to have 3 parts: Francia Occidentalis, Francia Media & Francia this

TERRIERS $1600: Appropriately, the first champion of this breed was Martell's Sapphire Beauty, born in Ireland & named for her coat color
(Claudia: What is the blue terrier?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)
(Claudia: [Shaking her head] I don't know.)
...
(Alex: Less than a minute to go, now, Rachel.)

TERRIERS $1200: Another type of animal is in the name of this sly terrier seen here

SCIENCE GRAB BAG $1200: In 2001 Near Shoemaker became the first spacecraft to land on one of these, Eros
(Terry: What is a moon?)
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Claudia: $12,400
Rachel: $8,200
Terry: -$1,200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AFRICA

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Crush for first place.
Claudia: Wager $4,001 to cover Rachel.
Rachel: You have the hope of surpassing Claudia if you come up with the correct response. Bet all $8,200.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Very different places, the first 2 African nations to gain independence from a European power were Egypt & this one

FINAL SCORES
Rachel: $8,200 + $8,200 = $16,400 (What is South Africa?) (2nd place: $2,000)
Claudia: $12,400 + $4,001 = $16,401 (What is South Africa?) (2-day champion: $24,401)
(Alex: [To Rachel] You are correct.)
[Rachel gasps.]
(Alex: Independence from Great Britain in 1910.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $8,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Terry: $12,600, 17 R (including 1 DD), 5 W (including 2 DDs)
Claudia: $12,400, 18 R, 3 W
Rachel: $8,200, 13 R, 3 W
Combined Coryat: $33,200

BATTING AVERAGES
Claudia: 19/58 = .328
Terry: 17/61 = .279
Rachel: 14/58 = .241
Team: 50/63 = .794

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
BIG PLAYS IN THE BIBLE $1000: What an amazing comeback! John 11 reported he "hath been dead 4 days", but now he's up & going back onto the field!
(Terry: Who is Jesus?)
[Applause for Claudia's run of the category]

MOUNTAIN RANGES $200: The Laramie Mountains are part of this larger system
(Rachel: What are the Sierra Nevadas?)

MOUNTAIN RANGES $400: The 560-mile long Elburz Mountains of northern Iran border this large body of water

MOUNTAIN RANGES $600: The Changbai Mountains form part of the border between North Korea & this nation

IT'S ALL IN THE PACKAGE $400: Seen here in 1985 in Paris is the unusual packaging technique used by him & his wife Jeanne-Claude

IT'S ALL IN THE PACKAGE $600: In a 1939 radio broadcast Winston Churchill described this nation as "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma"
(Claudia: What is Japan?)
(Terry: What is Germany?)

IN TROUBLE $1000: A swollen underground plant stem
(Rachel: Uh... what is a root?)

KEEPING UP WITH THE CAROLINGIANS $800: In the presence of Pope Leo III, Charlemagne was crowned emperor of the restored this on Christmas Day, 800 A.D.
(Rachel: What's the Holy Roman Empire?)

OH, "K" $1600: This type of doll represents a Hopi ancestral spirit
(Claudia: What is a kewpie doll?)
(Terry: What is a kokopelli doll?)
[Originally ruled incorrect; reversed before Daily Double at clue 21.]

TERRIERS $2000: This breed is called "the American gentleman" because its markings make it look like it's wearing a tuxedo

CORRECT RESPONSES
the Balkan Peninsula
Neil Diamond
soap
lore
Social Security
quartz or topaz
Whitney Houston
Orientalis
the Kerry blue terrier
a fox terrier
an asteroid
South Africa
Lazarus
the Rockies
the Caspian Sea
China
Christo
the Soviet Union (Russia)
a tuber
Roman Empire
a kachina doll
a Boston terrier
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Re: Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby legendneverdies » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:39 am

Will there be a clue about Richard Dawson today?
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Re: Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby zakharov » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:56 am

legendneverdies wrote:Will there be a clue about Richard Dawson today?


Seeing as they tape weeks in advance, not likely.

I just had my audition today - an easy board will make me feel better about my chances of getting on.
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Re: Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby jeff6286 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:39 pm

Africa
Very different places, the first 2 African nations to gain independence from a European power were Egypt & this one.

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What is South Africa?


Claudia Gray: $12,400+$4,001=$16,401...now a 2-day champion with $24,401
Rachel Donegan: $8,200+$8,200=$16,400
Terry Kent: -$1,200
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Re: Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby TenPoundHammer » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:50 pm

I'll just say it now: Wow.

Spoiler: show
Our middle guy went TDD despite being only $400 off the lead and it bit him in the ass big time.


Compact Disk and CD were both 0-fer for me. Not a glimmer of recognition in either. Likewise with Carolingians — I thought that was a typo at first.

blah blah blah I never freaking get Final Jeopardy! right blah blah.
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Re: Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Bamaman » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:58 pm

Wow, Claudia won. I'm shocked.
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Re: Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby ihsh » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:06 pm

I instantly guessed South Africa for FJ!, as I knew I wouldn't be able to think of anything else. Also, if I were Rachel I would have bet $0 or $1, so that I could win/tie as long as Claudia got it wrong (assuming that she made the MSB).

And how many games did Claudia win in total? I didn't get to see the spoiler...
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Re: Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Bamaman » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:16 pm

ihsh wrote:And how many games did Claudia win in total?


On her Facebook page, she said.......

Spoiler: show
That she would appear in four games, so she won three games.


WARNING....THE ABOVE SPOILER BOX GIVES INFORMATION TELLING EXACTLY HOW MANY GAMES SHE SAID SHE WON. DO NOT OPEN THE SPOILER BOX IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW AND PLEASE DO NOT MENTION IT ON THIS BOARD.
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Re: Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby heelsrule1988 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:23 pm

:lol: at Terry's attempt to be like Roger Craig.
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Re: Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby zakharov » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:28 pm

1) I had never even heard of a Carolingian. I would have gotten murdered on this board.

2) Terry, hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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Re: Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby econgator » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:30 pm

heelsrule1988 wrote::lol: at Terry's attempt to be like Roger Craig.


I'd like to know if he would have got it had he correctly processed the clue. The clue itself was easy for a bottom-row clue.

Neil Diamond in the top row seemed out of place. His album titles are not all that well-known.

On FJ, I was busy thinking of every country other than South Africa.
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Re: Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby zakharov » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:31 pm

Yep, I thought Kenya like a moron.
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Re: Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Bamaman » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:32 pm

A gutsy move, but I was pretty sure he'd miss it, since I knew Claudia was going to win.

Funny they had a clue about Toto, which sang the song Africa, which was the subject of FJ. The song also has a line about Mars. The astroid Eros crossed the orbit of Mars.


Thought of South Africa, went with Ethiopia.
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Re: Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby econgator » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:34 pm

Bamaman wrote:The song also has a line about Mars..


It does?

In an oblique way it does, as the song mentions Olympus and the largest mountain on Mars is Olympus Mons.
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Re: Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby MDCSWildcats86 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:50 pm

Bamaman wrote:A gutsy move, but I was pretty sure he'd miss it, since I knew Claudia was going to win.

Funny they had a clue about Toto, which sang the song Africa, which was the subject of FJ. The song also has a line about Mars. The astroid Eros crossed the orbit of Mars.


Thought of South Africa, went with Ethiopia.



No, it doesn't. The exact lyric (per Toto's official website) is "There's nothing that 100 men or more (not "on Mars") could ever do!"
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Re: Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby ACW » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:55 pm

Bamaman wrote:
ihsh wrote:And how many games did Claudia win in total?


On her Facebook page, she said.......
Is she even allowed to mention that:?: :?: :?:
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Re: Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby StevenH » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:02 pm

I didn't like this board very much.

I guessed correctly on Neil Diamond from remembering the "touching" lyric from "Sweet Caroline." I probably wouldn't have been confident enough to buzz in on it, though.

I can't fault Terry for the TDD. I really feel bad for the guy for having the brain fart up there. It could happen to anyone.

I guessed correctly on FJ. I wasn't sure what the hell the "very different places" part was supposed to mean, but I took it to mean that they were looking for a country that was located on the other side of the continent. South Africa it was.
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Re: Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby alietr » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:06 pm

Someone want to tell me why Liberia was not correct? It gained independence in 1847, according to Wikipedia (although from whom, isn't clear).
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Re: Monday, June 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby jeff6286 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:09 pm

Well, I guess Terry decided to go big or go home...and he went home. I don't have any problem with that move. Assuming that he felt that science was at least a fairly strong category, why not try to put yourself in a spot where you'll almost certainly win with a single correct response. I was shocked at how easy the clue seemed at first reveal, as I instantly thought of both topaz and quartz. I wasn't entirely certain they were right, but felt fairly confident. Too bad for Terry that he misread the one key word in that clue, but at least he went down shooting I suppose. Hopefully for his sake he picked a country other than South Africa on FJ. That may make him feel slightly better since the other two players both got it right, although it was possible that he could have finished DJ with a lock game had he gotten the DD and a couple other clues gone differently.

Does anyone know where players are sent if they don't qualify for FJ? Meaning, are they able to watch the game's conclusion from some position off-camera or are they escorted away from the stage and back to the green room? Terry was back on stage for the chat during the credits, so I assume that he got to watch the FJ as it happened, but I can't say that I've ever seen this referenced before. I can't even remember the last time we had a player miss out on FJ, as I've been posting the scores nearly every day since sometime last summer, and I don't seem to recall ever having to enter a negative number before.
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