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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6482, 2012-11-20

2012-B Teachers Tournament final game 2.

CONTESTANTS
Michael Farabaugh, a high school chemistry teacher from Charlottesville, Virginia (subtotal of $10,000)
Colby Burnett, a high school world history teacher from Chicago, Illinois (subtotal of $10,600)
Kate Wilson, a high school AP English teacher from Montgomery, Alabama (subtotal of $3,000)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny Gilbert. Ladies and gentlemen, as you all know, this tournament final is a two-day total-point affair. The dollar figures you see in front of the contestants right now will be added to whatever they earn today to determine our $100,000 winner. Let's get rid of those dollar signs now. And we'll go to work in the Jeopardy! Round. And we'll go to work with these categories. We start off with...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE LIVING ROOM (4/4)
SCI. ABBREV. (5/5)
DIFFERS BY A LETTER (4/5) (Alex: Each correct response will require two words, and those words will be exactly the same except for one letter.)
LITERARY RELATIVES (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONGS (5/5)
NAME THAT U.S. CURRENCY NOTE (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Michael: 11 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Kate: 9 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Colby: 6 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 2
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,000



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Michael: $2,600
Kate: $2,200
Colby: $1,000

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Welcome back. it's always nice to come back with good news for our players. Michael Farabaugh, we have good news for you. Our judges have determined that your response of "magnetic force" was just as acceptable as "magnetic field". So you pick up $2,000. Now, you're a teacher. I'm often asked if there were teachers who inspired me. Can you recall any special ones in your life?

Michael: Yes, actually, I can. My high school drama teacher, as well as my high school Latin teacher. So, in Latin, we would go and we would travel to different schools, and we'd compete in sort of quiz-bowl-type Latin competitions. But my drama teacher encouraged me take risks and be bold and be onstage. And I feel like every day when I'm a teacher, I get to sort of perform, so it's great.

Alex: Okay, good for you.




Alex: Colby Burnett, you are a teacher in Chicago. Earlier this year, there were some strikes featuring teachers in Chicago. Were you involved in those strikes?

Colby: Um, so, I teach at a Catholic school, so...

Alex: Aha.

Colby: And before that, I taught at a charter school. So I hear about strikes and I hear--I's say to myself, "What are these oon-ions of which you speak?"

Alex: Uh-huh. Okay.

[Laughter]




Alex: Now, Kate Wilson, why did you become a teacher?

Kate: I fought against it for a very long time, but I finally got a taste of teaching astronomy at the University of Alabama, and I just--I fell in love with it.
And I knew that I wanted to inspire people like my high school English teacher, Diane Percy, inspired me.

Alex: All right, well, good.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Kate found the Daily Double on the 24th clue. Kate had $3,200, Colby had $2,800, and Michael was at $4,600. Kate wagered $1,600.

LITERARY RELATIVES $1000: His mother, Charlotte Champe Stearns, was a poet & social worker
(Kate: Who is Frost?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
DIFFERS BY A LETTER $800: With an "I" in the middle, it's a peculiar mannerism; with an "A", a subatomic particle
[Michael chuckles as Alex gives the correct response.]

LITERARY RELATIVES $200: His novel "The Little Drummer Girl" was inspired by his sister Charlotte Cornwell, an actress

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Michael: $6,400
Colby: $4,200
Kate: $2,200

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
GIFTED & TALENTED (4/5)
THE WAR OF ...12 (5/5)
WORD ORIGINS (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
STATES BY LAKE (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL (5/5)
THE NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY (5/5) (Alex: ...of the Library of Congress, helping preserve our film heritage.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Colby: 14 R (including 2 rebounds), 0 W
Michael: 6 R (including 1 DD), 1 W (including 1 DD)
Kate: 6 R, 3 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $5,600



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Michael snagged the next Daily Double on the 5th clue. Kate had $2,600, Colby had $5,000, and Michael was at $7,600. Michael wagered $2,600.

WORD ORIGINS $1200: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows us some attractions at the Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield, MO.) This term for the part of a fair or carnival where sideshows & other amusements are located comes from the site of an 1893 Expo held in Chicago
(Michael: What is the boardwalk?)
(Alex: No, I betcha Colby would've gotten this. What is [*]?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Michael who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 9th clue. Kate had $4,600, Colby had $5,000, and Michael was at $6,200. Michael wagered $1,200.

STATES BY LAKE $1600: Lake Bemidji,
Bass Lake (a few dozen of those)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
WORD ORIGINS $1600: Swedish gives us this word for a person appointed to investigate complaints against a government or an organization

STATES BY LAKE $2000: Schroon Lake,
Chautauqua Lake

GIFTED & TALENTED $2000: By 8, this 3-named 19th c. English philosopher had read all of Herodotus' work--in the original Greek
(Kate: Who is Russell?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Colby: $20,600 (lock tournament)
Michael: $8,600
Kate: $5,000

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE U.S. CONSTITUTION

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; crush for second place.
Colby: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $3,399 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Michael: Wager $1,401 to cover Kate.
Kate: You have the hope of surpassing Michael for second place if you come up with the correct response or if your opponent fails to. Bet between $2,200 and $4,998.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Found in Article 3, Section 3, & requiring the testimony of 2 witnesses to prove, it's the only crime defined in the Constitution

FINAL SCORES
Kate: $5,000 + $5,000 = $10,000 = $13,000 cumulative (What is treason?) (2nd runner-up: $25,000)
Michael: $8,600 + $5,500 = $14,100 = $24,100 cumulative (What is treason?) (1st runner-up: $50,000)
Colby: $20,600 - $1,929 = $18,671 = $29,271 cumulative (What is perjury?) (Tournament champion: $100,000)
(Alex: Congratulations, Colby. We'll look forward to having you back on our program in February. You're gonna be competing in the Tournament of Champions.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $6,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Colby: $20,600, 20 R, 0 W
Michael: $11,600, 17 R (including 1 DD), 1 W (including 1 DD)
Kate: $6,600, 15 R, 5 W (including 1 DD)
Combined Coryat: $38,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Colby: 20/58 = .345
Michael: 18/60 = .300
Kate: 16/59 = .271
Team: 54/63 = .857

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
DIFFERS BY A LETTER $600: With an "O" as the second letter, it's one's profession; with an "A", it's time away for rest & relaxation
(Kate: What is vocation and avocation?)
...
(Alex: Yes, differs by one letter only.)

NAME THAT U.S. CURRENCY NOTE $200: The postmaster of Philadelphia in 1737 is on this note
(Alex: Benjamin Franklin, correct.)

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONGS $400: "Born This Way",
"Beautiful, Dirty, Rich"
(Alex: You're surprised you knew that.)
(Kate: I am surprised I knew that!)

SCI. ABBREV. $1000: The oersted is a unit of strength to measure one of these, M.F. for short
(Michael: What is magnetic force?)
[Initially ruled incorrect; reversed after the first break]

NAME THAT U.S. CURRENCY NOTE $400: The man on this note served as a lobbyist for the Illinois Central Railroad
(Alex: Abraham Lincoln is the man, yeah.)

THE LIVING ROOM $600: This non-fiery portion of a fireplace extends in a room & may be raised
[NOTE: This clue needs corrected. A technical issue prevents "into a" from being rendered. It's "in a" currently.]

NAME THAT U.S. CURRENCY NOTE $600: In 1790 the man on this note submitted a "Report on the National Bank"
(Alex: Yes, Alexander Hamilton was the man.)

NAME THAT U.S. CURRENCY NOTE $800: A man who served Tennessee in both the House & the Senate is on this note
(Alex: Andrew Jackson, yeah.)

NAME THAT U.S. CURRENCY NOTE $1000: No. 21 in a West Point class of 39 graces this note
(Alex: Ulysses Grant was the man.)
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

WORD ORIGINS $800: Dan Castellaneta of "The Simpsons" said this interjection was in imitation of a faux curse in Laurel & Hardy
[Michael gives the response in Homer Simpson's voice; audience laughs]

GIFTED & TALENTED $1600: I'll "wager" you know the name of this 17th c. French philosopher & math whiz who wrote an essay on conic sections at 16
(Kate: Who is Descartes?)

THE WAR OF ...12 $2000: In 1212 victory at Las Navas de Tolosa ended Alfonso VIII's 40 years of warfare against them
[Applause for Colby's run of the category.]

THE NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY $1200: "Newark Athlete", an experimental film from 1891, was made at his lab in West Orange, New Jersey
(Kate: Who is... Bell?)

CORRECT RESPONSES
T.S. Eliot (or Thomas Stearns Eliot)
quirk/quark
John le Carré
the midway
Minnesota
ombudsman
New York
John Stuart Mill
treason
vocation/vacation
the $100
Lady Gaga
magnetic field
the $5
a hearth
the $10
the $20
the $50
d'oh
(Blaise) Pascal
Moors
Edison

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Re: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by jeff6286 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:30 pm

The U.S. Constitution
Found in Article 3, Section 3, & requiring the testimony of 2 witnesses to prove, it's the only crime defined in the Constitution.

SpoilerShow
What is treason? Colby said perjury.
Day 1 Scores
Colby Burnett: $10,600
Michael Farabaugh: $10,000
Kate Wilson: $3,000

Day 2 Scores
Colby: $20,600-$1,929=$18,671
Michael: $8,600+$5,500=$14,100
Kate: $5,000+$5,000=$10,000

Total Scores
Colby: $10,600+$18,671=$29,271
Michael: $10,000+$14,100=$24,100
Kate: $3,000+$10,000=$13,000
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Post by closetbuddhism » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:41 pm

This lady has posted the rankings of the 3 contestants well before the rest of the country has watched tonight.
Don't click the link if you don't want to know.


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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:27 pm

My list of every mall in the US helped me run States by Lake. I recognized Bemidji and Chautauqua almost entirely from said list. (Chautauqua Mall actually had a JCPenney store close, become another store, then change back to JCPenney.)

Croats/Groats cost me the run in Different by a Letter. Never heard of the latter.

Obligatory "TS at $200 = undervalued" rant (John Le Carre).

"Umami" was back in the memory banks but I couldn't pull it up in time.

Seriously overthought US Notes, so I ended up missing both Jackson and Grant. Was so focused on trying to decipher the clue, so it didn't occur to me just to take a shot on $20 and $50, since those were the two most likely to still be unclaimed. Also, I kinda, you know, forgot that there's such a thing as a $50.

I have no idea how I insta-got FJ!, but I did.
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Post by econgator » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:28 pm

Good try, Michael, but Colby was just too quick on the buzzer tonight.

FJ was instaget. Trivia 101.

Also, we know for certain now that the ToC will air in Feb.

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Post by ACW » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:51 pm

Question for the contestants: Were you guys able to see the Day 1 totals when bidding for FJ?
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Post by Roadgeek Adam » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:56 pm

Yay, my pick to win it since day 1 succeeds. I liked Colby in his QF and was hoping he'd win. :)

Well fought game, and basically my entire family came up with treason tonight. We spent the rest of the think music questioning if we were right.
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Post by BADuBois » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:59 pm

A fun game and Colby was *so* dominant during the game. But perjury? Really? Oh well...

Had fun with the currency, knew most of the war of __12 questions, as well as the historic movies.

FJ for me was an Instaget... finally! Have done rotten the past several episodes.

And as much as I like the teacher tournaments, looking forward to seeing regular contestants appearing. I'm always curious to see if the fellow auditioners from my audition in Boston have made it.... so far, haven't seen a single one.

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Post by alietr » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:00 pm

Aw, tough break, Michael. There was just that one stretch where Colby ran away with it. Congratulations to Colby, though, he certainly earned the victory.

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Post by Swift'sSecondCourse » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:01 pm

Watchmen was the title of the comic, not the name of the group! Anyway, congrats to Colby and all the finalists!

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Post by alietr » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:05 pm

I will add that I was sure they were going to give you "magnetic force". I mean, come on, they should have given that to you right then and there, Michael.

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Post by Frank Hardy » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:09 pm

For the clue in the category, "War of __12," which had Alfonso fighting a group in Spain, I said, "The Muslims." Judges?

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Post by lisa0012 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:09 pm

Congrats to Michael on a well-played tournament! It was a pleasure to watch you battle it out. Colby was a tough competitor and you did your best, lots to be proud of.

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Post by alietr » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:10 pm

Frank Hardy wrote:For the clue in the category, "War of __12," which had Alfonso fighting a group in Spain, I said, "The Muslims." Judges?
Gonna say no. Not specific enough.

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Post by Paucle » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:14 pm

Yikes! 11400/16000/27400.
Got the same reversal Michael did on magnetic force, but stupidly guessed "Justice League" for "The Watchmen." That was my only missof the whole game, but clams were pretty rampant. (Which were wise clams-- all mental guesses were wrong.)

Instaget on FJ. (BTW, how many times has there been a tourney lock into FJ? Unless I did the math wrong, Colby was uncatchable)

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Post by TomKBaltimoreBoy » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:30 pm

Part of me wanted to have Alex say, "I'm sorry, but the answer is Moops." Too many Seinfeld reminiscences this week.

It's been a while since I've read Watchmen, but I'm pretty sure Swift is right; there never was a group, per se. Moore was trying to demolish the trope, not recreate it.

And the Yelling at My TV Moment tonight had to be a history teacher not knowing that treason is the only crime defined in the Constitution. As impressive as his run was without any Daily Doubles to help, that's kind of inexcusable.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:44 pm

TomKBaltimoreBoy wrote:Part of me wanted to have Alex say, "I'm sorry, but the answer is Moops." Too many Seinfeld reminiscences this week.
And then argue back and forth about it for 2 minutes.
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Post by dhkendall » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:50 pm

Just wanted to add that the category where one was to name the bill based on the prison depicted, which you also had to decode. Unlike most people who missed most of these, I knew all the people but no idea who was on most bills. (I lucked out on the ten, knew the 100, but the players were too quick, rest of them I either guessed wrong or I clammed. But in every case I was able to decodf the person successfully. I assume though that this is a category that doesn't come up that much because most Americans know who is on their money.
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Post by soxfan99 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:08 pm

No surprise to see Colby win. After the QFs, I thought he was the clear favorite. He also had a good mix of looking like he was having fun, but at the same time being no-nonsense about picking the categories, answering succinctly, and picking again. I certainly don't see him winning the ToC, but he should at least be competitive if he can get on another one of his buzzer runs.

I precalled the final, simply because it's half of the answer to one of my favorite trivia questions. Surprised by Colby's miss.

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