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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6527, 2013-01-22

CONTESTANTS
Michelle Souza, a costume designer from San Diego, California
Buddy Hammett, a customer service specialist from Douglasville, Georgia
Barbara Sheridan, an attorney and law clerk to a judge from Yonkers, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,999)

OPENING REMARKS
Thank you, Johnny. Thanks, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome. Well, if you were watching yesterday, you saw Barbara make a mistake in the Double Jeopardy! Round that could have been very costly, but she's the only player to come up with the correct response in Final. And that's why she's here today to defend against Buddy and Michelle. Welcome aboard. Good luck. Here we go--the Jeopardy! Round. And these are the categories. Starting off with...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
IF THE SHOE FITS... (4/5)
ART & ARTIST (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
THE "B" TEAM (5/5)
WEIGHTS & MEASURES (4/5)
NOUN; VERB (5/5)
I'M DYING HERE! (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Michelle: 13 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Buddy: 8 R, 1 W
Barbara: 5 R (including 1 rebound), 4 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,400



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Barbara found the Daily Double on the 4th clue. Barbara had $600, Buddy was scoreless, and Michelle was at $600. Barbara wagered $1,000.

ART & ARTIST $800: In a 1972 documentary he said, "Brigid's been doing my paintings for the last 3 years"
(Barbara: [pause] Who is Jackson Pollock?)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Michelle: $1,000
Buddy: $400
Barbara: -$2,000

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Michelle Souza is a costume designer from San Diego whose sister-in-law is obviously a big fan of our show, with one caveat.

Michelle: That's right.

Alex: And that is?

Michelle: Yes, my sister-in-law Julie hates the contestant-interview section.

Alex: So she's not going to see this.

Michelle: I made her promise that she's gonna watch today.

Alex: Oh, you made her that promise because you said you'd give her name.

Michelle: That's right.

Alex: Yeah. That's why she's watching. All right.




Alex: Buddy Hammett from Douglasville, Georgia. Once thrown in jail why?

Buddy: I was at an Alabama football game. They were playing Missouri. And they were behind 20-14. The second-string quarterback went in. They gained about 15 yards real quickly. And then Bear took the second-string quarterback out. What I didn't realize was he took him out because he had torn his jersey. I didn't know that, and I was a little impaired, but I went running down to the fence and shook on the fence, and I said, "What's wrong with you?! Are you crazy?!" The police hauled me off.

[Laughter]

Alex: Okay.

Buddy: It's the best I've got.

Alex: Don't mess with Bear Bryant.




Alex: Barbara Sheridan is our champion. She is from Yonkers. Now, quite often, when people recognize me, they will come up to me and say certain things. And you don't always know how to take what they're saying. You had a similar experience when you were very young and you and your mom ran into Penny Marshall.

Barbara: Penny Marshall, who was then in Laverne & Shirley.

Alex: And you said to her?

Barbara: To my mother's horror, I told her she was much prettier on TV.

[Laughter]

Alex: Okay. Endearing comments from our fans.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
ART & ARTIST $1000: The portrait seen here by this 16th century artist is illustrative of the red pigments he favored
(Barbara: Who's el Greco?)

IF THE SHOE FITS... $1000: A Scottish castle gave its name to this basic style of Oxford shoes
(Barbara: What are - Edinburgh?)
(Michelle: What are brogues?)

WEIGHTS & MEASURES $400: This cylindrical container holding cranberries is defined as having a circumference at the bulge of 58 1/2 inches
(Alex: Should be in the "B" category also!)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Michelle: $5,600
Buddy: $5,400
Barbara: -$800

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Re: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
HERE COMES THE JUDGE (5/5)
METALS (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
SONGS FOR YOUR CAT (5/5)
ANCIENT HISTORY (5/5)
"USE"FUL INFORMATION (5/5)
LITERARY LAST LINES (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Michelle: 13 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W (including 1 DD)
Barbara: 7 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Buddy: 7 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,600



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Barbara snagged the next Daily Double on the 8th clue. Barbara had $2,000, Buddy had $7,800, and Michelle was at $7,200. Barbara made it a True Daily Double, wagering $2,000.

LITERARY LAST LINES $800: A children's classic: "I'm so glad to be at home again!"

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Michelle who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 11th clue. Barbara had $4,000, Buddy had $9,000, and Michelle was at $8,000. Michelle wagered $2,000.

METALS $1200: The name of this alkaline earth metal comes partly for "lime" (as in limestone)
(Michelle: What is quartz?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
METALS $2000: Galvanizing is the process of coating one metal with a layer of this other metal, atomic number 30
(Buddy: What is tin?)

LITERARY LAST LINES $1600: From Sinclair Lewis: "Dear Lord, thy work is but begun! We shall yet make these United States a moral nation!"

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Michelle: $19,200
Buddy: $12,200
Barbara: $5,600

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
OFFICIAL COUNTRY NAMES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Crush for first place.
Michelle: Wager $5,201 to cover Buddy, but no more than $7,999 so as not to fall behind Barbara's doubled score.
Buddy: You have the hope of surpassing Michelle if you come up with the correct response. Bet at least $7,001 to force Michelle to wager to win; but if you're intent on holding on to second place, wager no more than $999 to protect your second place position from being usurped by Barbara.
Barbara: Unfortunately, your score is less than the difference between the scores of the first and second place players, so unless they both blunder, you're competing for second place and have no hopes of first. Wager as much as you desire, but remember, you'll have better chances of advancing to second place if you have a larger sum left over on a Triple Stumper.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
It's the only nation in the world that officially describes itself as a confederation

FINAL SCORES
Barbara: $5,600 - $5,598 = $2 (What is Russia?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Buddy: $12,200 - $5,599 = $6,601 (What is Australia?) (2nd place: $2,000)
Michelle: $19,200 - $5,201 = $13,999 (What are the Maldives) (New champion: $13,999)
(Alex: The clue referred to the Swiss country - the [*], they call themselves.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $6,000

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Michelle: $21,200, 26 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Buddy: $12,200, 15 R, 3 W
Barbara: $5,400, 12 R (including 1 DD), 4 W (including 1 DD)
Combined Coryat: $38,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Michelle: 26/59 = .441
Buddy: 15/58 = .259
Barbara: 12/60 = .200
Team: 53/63 = .841

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
ART & ARTIST $200: Andrea del Sarto admired Leonardo, as you can see in this fresco by Andrea

IF THE SHOE FITS... $200: The projections on golf shoes can be called cleats or these, also the name for very high heels that taper to a narrow base
(Barbara: What are stilettos?)

WEIGHTS & MEASURES $200: The standard size of this bundle of cotton is 54-55 inches long & 20-21 inches wide
(Alex: Yeah, that should be in The "B" Team.)

THE "B" TEAM $400: In 2011 this team won its first Stanley Cup in 39 years
(Buddy: [pause] Who are the Kings?)

METALS $1600: This element, the lightest of the metals, has a density that's about half that of water
(Buddy: What is aluminum?)

SONGS FOR YOUR CAT $2000: Kitty can't help but rock out when she hears Florence + the Machine belt out the hit called these "Are Over"
[applause for running the category]

ANCIENT HISTORY $1600: (Kelly of the Clue Crew shows us a map of ancient Italy.) Around 300 B.C. Rome controlled the area seen here. Within about 25 years it had conquered most of the Italian peninsula, including the Umbrians and these people occupying what is now Tuscany

"USE"FUL INFORMATION $800: Line segment AC

CORRECT RESPONSES
Andy Warhol
Titian
Balmoral
a barrel
The Wizard of Oz
calcium
zinc
Elmer Gantry
Swiss Confederation
The Last Supper
spikes
a bale
the (Boston) Bruins
lithium
"Dog Days"
the Etruscans
the hypotenuse

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Re: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Golf » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:34 pm

Can't believe zinc and galvanization was a TS.

FJ offered no clues within the clue, just a piece of trivia you had to know.

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Re: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:59 pm

Official Country Names
It's the only nation in the world that officially describes itself as a confederation.
SpoilerShow
What is the Swiss Confederation. Barbara said Russia; Buddy said Australia; Michelle said the Maldives.


Michelle Souza: $19,200-$5,201=$13,999...now a 1-day champion with $13,999
Buddy Hammett: $12,200-$5,599=$6,601
Barbara Sheridan: $5,600-$5,598=$2
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Re: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by falsifieddocuments » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:12 pm

Well, Brian's and my fight about Canada helped me (and hopefully a few of you too) on this clue.
I learned about the cantons in a European history class in high school and a European politics class in college. Both talked extensively about Switzerland and used it as an example of one of the few existing confederacies (even though it isn't truly a confederacy).
Also, my roommate took the same class last semester but never went, so he didn't get it. That vindicates my good attendance better than the B+ I got in the class.

The rest of the board was pretty rough for me. 0/5 on shoes and 1/5 or 2/5 on a bunch of others. Seems like the contestants had a rough time too.

I was so hoping for Buddy to win. That's in my top-10 interviews of all times. I was hoping he'd win at least five games so we could get a YouTube montage.

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Re: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:25 pm

No, that was not me on the show today. I actually knew FJ. (Assuming they'd take Switzerland and not just Swiss Confederation).

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Re: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by NYCScribbler » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:27 pm

Art & Artist: 4/5 (clammed $1000/DD)
If the Shoe Fits: 0/5, (negged $200)
The "B" Team: 4/5 (negged $400)
Weights & Measures: 2/5 (clammed $400, $800, $1000)
Noun; Verb: 4/5 (clammed $1000)
I'm Dying Here! 3/5 (negged $200, clammed $600)

Here Comes the Judge: 4/5 (clammed $1000)
Metals: 2/5 (clammed $1200, $1600, $2000)
Songs For Your Cat: 5/5
Ancient History: 5/5
"Use"ful Information: 5/5
Literary Last Lines: 1/5 (negged $400, $800, $1600, clammed $2000)

FJ!: Official Country Names :oops:
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"Also, how the bleep did I forget Russia even exists?!"- TPH

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Re: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:30 pm

I guessed Micronesia, but they're just Federated, not Confederated. Switzerland would have been near last on my list of countries to guess.

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Re: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by skullturf » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:46 pm

I got FJ. One thing that helped me is that my brother lives there and I've seen their money.

I thought Australia was a plausible guess, as would be Canada or Germany. (Your mileage may vary. Maybe some of those can be ruled out for "not sounding quite right".)

As with Monday's show, I did a tiny bit worse than my recent average, but still pretty close to my recent average.

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Re: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Austin Powers » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:55 pm

Like yesterday, I just knew the answer for FJ, so it is hard for me to gauge how easily it could be deduced.

I was a little disappointed that the middle guy lost. He could read the phonebook and I would enjoy it.

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Re: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jfrumkin » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:00 pm

Yay! Michelle was the alternate my first week and I was absolutely terrified to face her and overjoyed when she didn't get picked. Now I feel very vindicated. Great performance!
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Post by bpmod » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:00 pm

econgator wrote:I guessed Micronesia, but they're just Federated, not Confederated. Switzerland would have been near last on my list of countries to guess.
Me too.

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Post by econgator » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:15 pm

Austin Powers wrote:I was a little disappointed that the middle guy lost. He could read the phonebook and I would enjoy it.
Most definitely. He just has one of those voices you could listen to for any reason.

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Post by ChemTeacher » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:20 pm

I was pleased to run the "metals" category. I yelled element #20's name loudly during Michelle's DD. (calx)

I especially enjoyed the clue about element #30, since it's the answer to the DD in my avatar picture.

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Post by Paucle » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:28 pm

Instamiss FJ. "Canada!" boom-done- stoplooking.
Oops.

Two nitpicky whines, one facetious: no BMS on "Etruscans"? (Or isn't "those darn" required?)

Also, how do we know line segment AC was the hypotenuse? I saw no proof it was opposite a right angle.

3/3 on interviews today, BTW. All very enjoyable, and even the irony bell gets rung when one of them is a story about someone who hates the interview section.

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Post by Bamaman » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:32 pm

Not sure how I knew FJ, I guess I heard Swiss Confederation somewhere. It is definitely on of those "Know it or you don't " type FJs. I prefer those you have to puzzle out.

Agree his voice was great to listen to, wish he could have lasted longer.

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Post by econgator » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:38 pm

Paucle wrote:Also, how do we know line segment AC was the hypotenuse? I saw no proof it was opposite a right angle.
True. They should have squared the angle.

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Post by immaf » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:06 pm

I guessed Micronesia, but they're just Federated, not Confederated
Me three, although I was pretty sure they were only Federated. I simply couldn't think of anything else.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:17 pm

Anyone else totally flummoxed by the Shoes category, or is it just me? I have never heard of any of that stuff.

Clammed on the first three in Dying to go 0/5. Also skunked "B" Team. Closest I came was $800; had Browns but couldn't pull up Bengals in time.

Also 0/5 in Ancient History, but ran "Use"ful Info.

Agreed that the middle guy had great pipes.

No guess on FJ! Seemed like pure trivia that you either know or don't.
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Re: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by debramc » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:32 pm

For once I actually precalled the FJ clue! The reason I knew it is from living in Europe (in Germany very close to Switzerland) and asking someone why the heck Switzerland's auto-sticker-thing (I'm not even sure what they're called in English - the black & white oval with one or two letters in it that goes on your car to identify what country it's registered in.) is CH - I couldn't figure it out on my own. Apparently it stands for Confederatio Helvetica, the Latin name of Switzerland. That will stick with me forever. I didn't precall the exact clue, because I wasn't actually aware it's the only confederation, but I just guessed at something about Switzerland. It's one of those places everybody's heard of, but nobody knows anything about it.

Loved the cat song category. I watched the show with my cat in my lap so that was fun. Got all except the Florence + the Machine one - I like her voice the few times I've heard her but I just don't actually know her stuff.

And I felt bad for Buddy on the tin/zinc thing. Sure, it had to be zinc, but in the south at least, everyone calls a galvanized metal roof a "tin roof".
TenPoundHammer wrote:Anyone else totally flummoxed by the Shoes category, or is it just me? I have never heard of any of that stuff.
Oh yeah, I agree. I did get spikes. I've heard of huaraches and would recognize them in a photo, but couldn't connect them to the Beach Boys... The rest were just "whaa?"

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