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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6473, 2012-11-07

2012-B Teachers Tournament quarterfinal game 1.

CONTESTANTS
Diana North, a first grade teacher from Rock Hill, South Carolina
Michael Farabaugh, a high school chemistry teacher from Charlottesville, Virginia
Colby Burnett, a high school world history teacher from Chicago, Illinois

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. I am feeling so good today because I won't have to watch those political ads on television anymore.

[Laughter]

Alex: Now, welcome to our Teachers Tournament. Last year's competition proved to be such a good thing for you folks watching at home that we decided to make it an annual event. So, this is the first of our quarterfinal matches with Colby, Michael, and Diana. Welcome. Good luck. Here we go into the Jeopardy! Round. And here are the categories for you.

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
WHO WROTE THESE KIDS' BOOKS? (4/5)
SUMMER 2012 (5/5)
U.S. GEOGRAPHY (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
SIDE DISHES (5/5)
GREAT NAMES IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL (5/5)
RHYME FIGHTER (5/5) (Alex: Each correct response, as a matter of fact, will rhyme with that word--"fighter".)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Colby: 14 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Diana: 7 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Michael: 7 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,600



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Colby found the Daily Double on the 3rd clue. Colby had $600, Michael was scoreless, and Diana had nothing in the bank. Colby wagered $1,000.

U.S. GEOGRAPHY $600: The Sakonnet, Seekonk & Providence Rivers are saltwater arms of this bay

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Colby: $3,800
Diana: $1,400
Michael: $800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Those are your kids, Diana.

Diana: They are. Aren't they darling?

Alex: Yes, they are. Now, Johnny mentioned in his introduction of you, you've just celebrated 25 years. You're also a nationally certified teacher. What exactly is that? How do you get to be a nationally certified teacher?

Diana: This is an additional certification that comes on top of the credentialing that every state does for its own teachers. It's purely voluntary. It's a very rigorous process, and about 3% of the teachers in the nation have accomplished this.

Alex: All right, well, good for you.




Alex: Michael Farabaugh is a teacher from Charlottesville, Virginia. Jon Stewart once composed some lyrics for our "Think!" music.

Michael: [Laughing] Yes.

Alex: And I understand that you tried to do one better.

Michael: Yeah, now, this song --I hope it doesn't actually come true for me, but I'll go ahead and sing it.

It's Final Jeopardy!--what can I do?
The others are writing but I haven't got a clue
They say pride goes before the fall
Why, oh, why did I bet it all?


[Laughter]

[Applause]

Alex: All right. Good for you.




Alex: Colby Burnett is from Chicago, Illinois. This young man once won a quiz bowl competition. Now, you had just one teammate.

Colby: I did.

Alex: Normally in quiz bowl competitions, you have to be how many?

Colby: Illinois --five.

Alex: Five?

Colby: Well, four or five total. Four.

Alex: But there were just two of you?

Colby: Right.

Alex: And because you two were so successful, they changed the rules, right?

Colby: Right. You have to have a minimum of three. It's unofficially the "Colby Burnett Rule".

Alex: Okay. Good.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
U.S. GEOGRAPHY $1000: Awash in glorious lava, Mount Haleakala lies on this "Valley Isle"

WHO WROTE THESE KIDS' BOOKS? $600: "A Swiftly Tilting Planet" & "A Wind in the Door"

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Colby: $8,000
Diana: $4,200
Michael: $3,200

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
"NEA" (4/5)
COMPOSERS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
EDUCATION NATION (5/5)
THE 1980s, QUICK! (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
LOVE & MARRIAGE (5/5)
HORSE & CARRIAGE (3/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Colby: 10 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 2 W
Diana: 8 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Michael: 9 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 3 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Michael snagged the next Daily Double on the 11th clue. Colby had $9,600, Michael had $4,800, and Diana was at $5,800. Michael wagered $4,000.

COMPOSERS $1600: This German composer married Franz Liszt's daughter Cosima, 24 years his junior

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Colby who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 17th clue. Colby had $10,400, Michael had $14,400, and Diana was at $5,800. Colby wagered $2,200.

THE 1980s, QUICK! $1200: With U.S. help in 1983, Sir Paul Scoon returned to power in this island nation

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
HORSE & CARRIAGE $400: This Old West passenger & mail carriage got its name from the stations where it made stops
(Colby: What's the Pony Express?)
(Diana: What is Wells Fargo?)

"NEA" $1200: This pet critter is part of the cavy family

HORSE & CARRIAGE $1200: If you catch a "cab", you might know cab is from the longer name of this old type of light carriage
(Michael: What is Hansom cab?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Colby: $19,800
Michael: $14,000
Diana: $13,800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PLAYS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Two-thirds for first place. Stratton's Dilemma.
Colby: Wager $8,201 to cover Michael.
Michael: You ought to wager to cover Diana, but since you cannot win on a Triple Stumper if you do so, you should choose between wagering $0 and maximizing your winnings by betting all $14,000. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $13,600 (to shut out Diana) or less than $2,400 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Diana). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Colby.
Diana: Consider risking between $201 and $2,200. This will top a $0 wager by Michael while still beating Colby on the Triple Stumper (should Colby wager to cover Michael's doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Referring to its 2 acts, an Irish critic described it as "a play in which nothing happens, twice"

FINAL SCORES
Diana: $13,800 - $3,800 = $10,000 (What is Waitin for Godot?) (3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated)
Michael: $14,000 + $4,000 = $18,000 (What is Waiting for Godot?) (2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated)
Colby: $19,800 + $201 = $20,001 (What Waiting for Godot) (Automatic semifinalist)
(Alex: It is a great critique, really.)
...
(Alex: [To Diana] And we are--we're not
going to accept that.)
(Diana: [To herself] Oh, I didn't put the "G" in there.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $4,400

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Colby: $18,400, 24 R (including 2 DDs), 3 W
Diana: $13,800, 15 R, 1 W
Michael: $11,600, 16 R (including 1 DD), 4 W
Combined Coryat: $43,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Colby: 25/60 = .417
Michael: 17/59 = .288
Diana: 15/58 = .259
Team: 57/63 = .905

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
SUMMER 2012 $200: July set this record for the continental U.S., beating out July 1936
(Diana: Temperatures--what are temperatures?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)

RHYME FIGHTER $800: Holy head covering
seen here

SIDE DISHES $400: If you're "sufferin'", you might want a bowl of this dish

SIDE DISHES $600: Rachael Ray has a recipe called "no-pain" this Chinese noodle dish
(Michael: What is chow mein?)

SUMMER 2012 $600: Summer's last day saw the last flight of this space shuttle, thrilling Californians on its way to a final home in Los Angeles

SUMMER 2012 $800: He won the 100- & 200-meter dashes in London, the first to do so at consecutive Olympics
(Colby: Who is Phelps?)

HORSE & CARRIAGE $800: The Conestoga & this vehicle, seen here, were instrumental in the western expansion of the United States
(Colby: What are wagons?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)

LOVE & MARRIAGE $400: His ex-wife Demi Moore attended his 2009 marriage to British model Emma Heming
(Michael: Who is Ashton Kutcher?)

COMPOSERS $2000: (Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.) A silver rose is central to the action in "Der Rosenkavalier" by this composer
(Michael: Who is Strauss?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)
(Michael: Who is [*]?)
(Alex: [*]. Yes.)
[Applause]

LOVE & MARRIAGE $1200: She wrote "Sex & the Single Girl" early in her 51 years as a married girl, to producer David Brown
[NOTE: This was the 230,000th clue entered into the J! Archive, 2012-11-08.]

HORSE & CARRIAGE $1600: Now a term for a 2-door car, it was once an enclosed 4-wheeled carriage with the driver's seat outside
(Michael: What is a sedan?)

EDUCATION NATION $400: The Pierre & Marie Curie University
(Colby: What is Poland?)

EDUCATION NATION $1600: Pusan National University
(Diana: Korea--what is Korea?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)

CORRECT RESPONSES
Narragansett Bay
Maui
Madeleine L'Engle
(Richard) Wagner
Grenada
a stagecoach
guinea pig
cabriolet
Waiting for Godot
the hottest July (high temperatures accepted)
a miter
succotash
lo mein
Endeavour
Usain Bolt
covered wagons
(Bruce) Willis
Richard Strauss
Helen Gurley Brown
coupe (or coupé)
France
South Korea

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Re: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by jeff6286 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:24 pm

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Referring to its 2 acts, an Irish critic described it as "A play in which nothing happens, twice".
SpoilerShow
What is Waiting for Godot ? Diana said Waitin for Godot, leaving off a "g" and thus being ruled incorrect.
Colby Burnett: $19,800+$201=$20,001...Automatic Semi-Finalist
Michael Farabaugh: $14,000+$4,000=$18,000
Diana North: $13,800-$3,800=$10,000
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Re: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by legendneverdies » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:17 pm

Comcast guide erroneously said NBC has an hour long nightly news again tonight, which means J! aired tonight in EST cities where it airs at 7PM on the NBC station.

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Post by lisa0012 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:19 pm

So today's lesson about FJ! is that Waiting for Godot wasn't written in the South?

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:32 pm

0/5 on Summer 2012 and amazingly, US Geography. Had brain farts aplenty on that one.

Lach trash on Guinea pig and cabriolet.

No guess on FJ! as usual.
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Re: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Bamaman » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:45 pm

I would like to be the first to suggest a question on Mark's poll to ask our opinion of the judges' rulin.

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Post by econgator » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:49 pm

Bamaman wrote:I would like to be the first to suggest a question on Mark's poll to ask our opinion of the judges' rulin.
It's no different than 'Bejamin Franklin'. I'm fine with it.

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Post by ACW » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:58 pm

econgator wrote:
Bamaman wrote:I would like to be the first to suggest a question on Mark's poll to ask our opinion of the judges' rulin.
It's no different than 'Bejamin Franklin'. I'm fine with it.
I'm not. I just looked up Bejamin Franklin. If they allow an extra article, or a missing article, they should allow a missing letter :?

Instaget for me BTW; took me just a few seconds to remember the name.

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Post by Frank Hardy » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:01 pm

Did anyone else think tonight's clues were easier than usual? My Coryat was way up.

I think Sarah Palin would have accepted Waitin for Godot. I guess Waiting fo Godot would also have been ruled wrong.

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Post by CyrusChan » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:02 pm

Frank Hardy wrote:Did anyone else think tonight's clues were easier than usual? My Coryat was way up.

I think Sarah Palin would have accepted Waitin for Godot. I guess Waiting fo Godot would also have been ruled wrong.

I thought they were easy too. Ran first half like crazy

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Post by mungar » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:06 pm

I don't know why, but I literally LOL'd at 'Waitin For Godot'.

In other news, Faulkner has changed his novel to 'As I Lay Dyin'' and Spielberg is re-releasing 'Savin Private Ryan'.

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Post by econgator » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:16 pm

Frank Hardy wrote:I guess Waiting fo Godot would also have been ruled wrong.
But Waiting for Godo likely would be OK.

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Post by alietr » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:30 pm

Pretty darn easy boards. SAotD went to "cabriolet".

Tough, tough ruling but entirely consistent. Just a total brain fart on her part. Instaget for me. I'm waiting for ChemTeacher to give us the rundown. And nice periodic table tie; way to embrace your inner geek. Would it have been cheating if an elements question came up and someone looked at his tie?

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Post by marpocky » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:31 pm

How about Waiting for Go[annoyed grunt]?

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Post by Paucle » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:33 pm

WAITING FOR GOOOT was accepted. Seriously, was that middle letter a "D." Can you be sure?
Not an insta, but I got there after I thought about it a bit.
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Post by WilliamPorygon » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:36 pm

econgator wrote:
Bamaman wrote:It's no different than 'Bejamin Franklin'. I'm fine with it.
And I'd say that it's just yet another case of the judges ruining the show by being ridiculously picky. Which is just my opinion, mind you, but these incidents always leave a sour taste in my mouth that makes me not want to watch the show again for awhile. I can certainly understand why they would judge the way they do in a society as litigious as ours, but it looks really lousy to the average, casual viewer.

(For what it's worth, I also think they should stop telling the contestants to write who/what is ahead of time. If they lose because they forget the phrasing, sure it makes for "bad television", but it's also a far more egregious error than a missing or transposed letter. )

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Post by heelsrule1988 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:49 pm

Michael, Michael, Michael. Picking "Composers" right off the bat in DJ? Switching away from a sports category... to literature?! We're not getting off on the right foot here. :P

Seriously, though... nice job! I can't imagine your score wasn't good enough to get you into next week.

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Post by Case » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:09 pm

marpocky wrote:How about Waiting for Go[annoyed grunt]?
:lol:

My heart sank for poor Margaret. Wow, that's awful. Talk about a nightmare come true.

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Post by thejeopardyfan » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:12 pm

Frank Hardy wrote:Did anyone else think tonight's clues were easier than usual? My Coryat was way up.
I seem to remember the last Teachers Tournament was somewhat easier than regular episodes, so I found my average Coryat (25900 and lower than I expected), and will compare it to my average at the end of the Tournament. (I don't know my average for regular episodes.) My Coryat today was 25600.

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