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Friday, May 24, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri May 24, 2013 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6615, 2013-05-24

CONTESTANTS
Catherine Radford, a property manager from Charlestown, Massachusetts
Chris Long, a human resources director from Thousand Oaks, California
Mike Lewis, a systems engineer from Bloomington, Minnesota (whose 1-day cash winnings total $35,000)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thanks, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our program.
I'm gonna start off by wishing a warm welcome to Chris and Catherine.
You're the newcomers, and you're joining us at a time when our winners are winning big.
Mike, $35,000 yesterday. The champion he replaced had won $40,000 the day before.
So, things are looking up for you. Good luck. Let's go to work.
Here are the categories in the first round of play...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
GETTIN' PIGGY WITH IT (5/5)
HISTORY'S ODDS & ENDS (5/5)
WE'LL NEED THE "RENT" (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
THE RICHEST PERSON IN THE STATE (4/5)
WRITERS AT REST (5/5)
JOCK-ULARITY (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Mike: 13 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 1 W
Chris: 9 R, 1 W
Catherine: 6 R (including 2 rebounds), 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,800



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Mike: $3,600
Chris: $1,600
Catherine: $1,200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Catherine Radford, is from Charlestown, Massachusetts, she is on the board of directors of Our Fiends of the Park. What park are we talking about here?
Cahterine: Doherty Park, which is a small, neighborhood park, but it's distinguished by being the last one that Frederick Law Olmsted himself designed. So it's on a national register of historic places.
Alex: So, you help look after it.
Catherine: Yes, I do. Make sure people don't make a mess in the park.
Alex: Good for you.




Alex: Chris Long is from Thousand Oaks, California. He's a big NBA fan and not a fan of the Lakers or the Clippers, but the Chicago Bulls. In fact, didn't you once have season tickets to the Bulls games?
Chris: Yeah. Alex, I recently moved out here from Chicago. Spent many, many years in Chicago. My wife got a great opportunity. But it was very sad to give up my Bulls tickets. I was very attached to them. I had great seats. And with Derrick Rose, they were looking good.
Alex: Yes, indeed.




Alex: Mike Lewis is our champion. He is from Minnesota. He's visited a number of countries and for a particular reason. He wanted to learn how to order...
Mike: Beer.
Alex: ...In their native languages.
Mike: That's correct.
Alex: And you can now do that in how many different lands?
Mike: 15 different countries.
Alex: How many are you aiming for?
Mike: As many as I can. [ laughs ]
Alex: Okay, you know, if you're worried about the water when you visit third-world countries, just order beer. You know it's always safe.
Mike: Oh, exactly.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Mike found the Daily Double on the 30th clue. Mike had $5,400, Chris had $6,200, and Catherine was at $2,200. Mike wagered $3,000.

WE'LL NEED THE "RENT" $1000: Often an adjective, it's also a noun meaning a country at war

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
THE RICHEST PERSON IN THE STATE $1000: Kansas: Charles of this family that supports conservative causes

WE'LL NEED THE "RENT" $800: This hyphenated word applies to statements like "this is an extremely clever clue"

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Mike: $8,400
Chris: $6,200
Catherine: $2,200

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
B1, B2... (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
I-20 (5/5)
'N '39 (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
GEE, 50 (5/5)
"O" 75 (5/5)
BINGO (3/4)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Mike: 11 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Chris: 11 R (including 2 rebounds), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Catherine: 5 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 1
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,200



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Mike snagged the next Daily Double on the 3rd clue. Mike had $9,600, Chris had $6,200, and Catherine was at $2,200. Mike wagered $3,000.

'N '39 $1200: This country's civil war ended with the surrender of the Republican government

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Chris who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 16th clue. Mike had $14,600, Chris had $12,200, and Catherine was at $4,200. Chris wagered $3,500.

B1, B2... $1200: This common name for B9 is from the Latin word for "leaves", since it's found in green, leafy vegetables
(Chris: What is chlorophyll?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
BINGO $1200: Bingo Bob Russell was a mediocre politician who took over for John Hoynes as VP on this TV series

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Mike: $19,800
Chris: $13,900
Catherine: $10,600

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
DISNEY SONGS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Two-thirds for first place. Stratton's Dilemma.
Mike: Wager $8,001 to cover Chris.
Chris: You ought to wager to cover Catherine, 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 $13,900. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $7,300 (to shut out Catherine) or less than $2,100 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Catherine). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Mike.
Catherine: Considering that you're going to lose on a Triple Stumper by at least $1,200, you need to bet either $3,301, and play for a win if Chris tries to two-thirds Mike, or bet at least $9,201 to cover Mike's $0 bet (though, from this position, a wager of all $10,600 is acceptable and perhaps preferred).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This 1964 song was inspired when one of the writer's sons took the oral polio vaccine

FINAL SCORES
Catherine: $10,600 + $10,000 = $20,600 (What is "A Spoonful of Sugar" ?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Chris: $13,900 + $8,000 = $21,900 (What is A Spoonful of Sugar) (2nd place: $2,000)
Mike: $19,800 + $8,000 = $27,800 (What is A Spoonful of Sugar?) (2-day champion: $62,800)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $3,000

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Chris: $17,400, 20 R, 3 W (including 1 DD)
Mike: $16,000, 24 R (including 2 DDs), 3 W
Catherine: $10,600, 11 R, 1 W
Combined Coryat: $44,000

BATTING AVERAGES
Mike: 25/60 = .417
Chris: 21/59 = .356
Catherine: 12/58 = .207
Team: 58/63 = .921

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
GETTIN' PIGGY WITH IT $1000: Tourists love to take pictures with Rachel, a life-size bronze piggy bank outside this city's Pike Place Market

HISTORY'S ODDS & ENDS $400: In May 1936 the Hindenburg crossed the Atlantic for the first time & in June, this largest ocean liner did
(Chris: What is the Queen Elizabeth?)

WRITERS AT REST $400: This Irish author is buried with his wife Nora in Zurich's Fluntern cemetery
(Catherine: Who is ... ?)

HISTORY'S ODDS & ENDS $600: In a Disney movie, this Patuxet man learns English in exchange for lessons in popping corn
(Mike: Who is John Smith?)

HISTORY'S ODDS & ENDS $1000: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents the clue in front of a map)

In Wyoming on July 18, as many turned right to the familiar route west, this 20-wagon party went left toward Fort Bridger and Hastings Cutoff. That did not end well.

I-20 $800: I-20 rolls like the tide into this city, home of the 2013 BCS national champs
(Mike: What is Alabama?)
...
(Alex: [*], this city, not state.)

I-20 $1600: Who wants gumbo?! Y'all take I-20 to this "port" city in northwest Louisiana
(Mike: What is Shrevesport?)
...
(Alex: [*], no S in the middle.)

GEE, 50 $1600: You're 50, but this clothing item just doesn't work for you, now or in the 19th century

"O" 75 $1600: About $3,500 will buy 75 1-carat examples of the black type of this birthstone
(Chris: What is an onyx?)

BINGO $800: In 2010 this "Fly Like An Eagle" band released "Bingo!", their first studio album in 17 years
...
[end-of-round signal sounds]

CORRECT RESPONSES
belligerent
Koch
self-referential
Spain
foilic acid
The West Wing
"A Spoonful of Sugar"
Seattle
the Queen Mary
James Joyce
Squanto
the Donner party
Tuscaloosa
Shreveport
ascot
opal
The Steve Miller Band

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Re: Friday, May 24, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Fri May 24, 2013 4:47 pm

Disney Songs
This 1964 song was inspired when one of the writer's sons took the oral Polio vaccine.

SpoilerShow
What is A Spoonful of Sugar?

Mike Lewis: $19,800+$8,000=$27,800...now a 2-day champion with $62,800
Chris Long: $13,900+$8,000=$21,900
Catherine Radford: $10,600+$10,000=$20,600
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Post by lisa0012 » Fri May 24, 2013 6:33 pm

I love it when my wheelhouse comes up as a FJ! Nice bit of trivia, but they could have gone much harder with this category :)

Another great day of gameplay.

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Post by Bamaman » Fri May 24, 2013 6:39 pm

Not really what I wanted to see when I'm gunning for a perfect FJ week, but as long as its from a movie made before I got too old to watch Disney movies, I knew I had a shot. Luckily, it was and it was an instaget.

Did the guy in the middle bet $3,000 on that DD (I can't remember)? Trailing by $5,900 going into FJ had to hurt. Though he got a gift when the champ messed up two clues in I-20 that cost him a lock. Not sure why he offered a tie.

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Post by thejeopardyfan » Fri May 24, 2013 7:00 pm

Bamaman wrote: Did the guy in the middle bet $3,000 on that DD (I can't remember)? Trailing by $5,900 going into FJ had to hurt. Though he got a gift when the champ messed up two clues in I-20 that cost him a lock. Not sure why he offered a tie.
He wagered 3500.
I was so pleased to get the "Koch brothers" triple-stumper. I've only heard of them from listening to a politically-minded friend at work go on and on about them.

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Post by Jasoni22 » Fri May 24, 2013 7:26 pm

If I had to list my dream FJ categories, Disney Songs wouldn't be the first thing to pop into my mind, but I'll gladly take it any day.

And if anyone was wondering, yes, folate would be acceptable for folic acid. I'm actually a bit surprised that folate wasn't the form they chose to use.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri May 24, 2013 7:29 pm

Catherine sounded like she'd just waken up from a nap. That lasted longer than Rip Van Winkle's.

When's the last time we cleared all the $200s by the first break? That doesn't happen often.

I wouldn't have figured out "pigs treat us as equals" (Piggy for $200) if you'd given me all week. It just seemed like any of a billion words could've fit there.

Squanto was in a Disney movie?

Should've gone 3/5 in Books, but blanked on Fahrenheit 451, and clammed on the bottom two. I had nothing by which I could figure out Joyce or Tolkien.

I usually do well in word categories, but "Rent" was a 2/5 for me. I couldn't get "disinterested" out of my head even though it doesn't have "rent" in it. Also totally lost on "self-referential" (was expecting something like "irony" or "untrue"), and didn't know any meaning of "belligerent".

GWTW was way too easy at $2000 ('N '39).

Tuscaloosa was my only miss in I-20. I just locked up and couldn't think of a single city in Ala-Freakin-Bama.

Missed the first two in O 75. Couldn't think of anything you could do 75 times to a planet.

Blah blah blah oral vaccine, "Spoonful of Sugar." Third easy FJ! in a row.
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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri May 24, 2013 7:32 pm

When I saw the FJ category, I started cursing under my breath, figuring that another potential 5/5 week was going to crash and burn just before the finish line, but once again, we get an absurdly easy FJ.

Gone with the Wind for 2k when spotted 1939? 'Ode' for 2k? 'Texas' for 2k when spotted Abilene+Ranger? Really guys?

Also, didn't he make that same state-instead-of-city (or perhaps country/city) mistake yesterday? Not gonna get away with that for long.
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Post by Bamaman » Fri May 24, 2013 7:42 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote: Blah blah blah oral vaccine, "Spoonful of Sugar." Third easy FJ! in a row.
Do we need more proof the FJs were easy this week? (Other than the fact I went 5/5).

Would revolutions work for the Saturn clue?

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Post by ComingUpMilhouse » Fri May 24, 2013 7:45 pm

Bamaman wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote: Blah blah blah oral vaccine, "Spoonful of Sugar." Third easy FJ! in a row.
Do we need more proof the FJs were easy this week? (Other than the fact I went 5/5).

Would revolutions work for the Saturn clue?
I think the category had "O" in it, so I don't think so.

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Post by legendneverdies » Fri May 24, 2013 8:10 pm

I connected 1964 to Mary POppins' release but not the song.

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Post by skullturf » Fri May 24, 2013 8:15 pm

I'm like a couple of other people in this thread -- normally, when I see "Disney Songs" as a category, I think "Uh-oh." There are some big gaps in my Disney movie knowledge.

However, Disney movies from the mid-60s? Those, I do know.

My first 5/5 FJ week in a very long time, or possibly ever!

Seems like it might have been an easier than average week for FJs, but I'll still happily take it.

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Post by BADuBois » Fri May 24, 2013 8:28 pm

A fun game and I managed to sweep a couple of categories: books (hello...) and since I'm the uber-history geek in my house, also swept the 39 category. It seemed to me that at least one of the contestants missed his or her morning coffee that day...

Once again, Alex --- at least to me --- seems to be doing a lot of accents and impersonations... Alex as Mike Tyson? And not to pick on Alex --- okay, just for a moment or two --- some of the old pix from the TOC photos make him look like a 1970s porn star... ahem, so I've been told.

I have a clear memory of a young lad in the early 1960's, lining up at an American Legion Hall and swallowing a cube of sugar that had a pink dot on it that contained the polio vaccine. So FJ was an Instaget.
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Post by marpocky » Fri May 24, 2013 8:30 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:I wouldn't have figured out "pigs treat us as equals" (Piggy for $200) if you'd given me all week. It just seemed like any of a billion words could've fit there.
I'd be interested to see you come up with even one alternative that makes sense in the context of the entire clue.


Another super-mega-instaget FJ, making me 5/5 for the first time in a long time (not counting the College tourney).

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Post by alietr » Fri May 24, 2013 8:31 pm

I don't think it happened tonight, but you know what Alex has been doing that's been driving me crazy? Doing the math for the contestants. Sheesh. Let them figure out if it's a lock or not, or how much to bet on a DD to take the lead. Serenity now!

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Post by StrangerCoug » Fri May 24, 2013 8:35 pm

Bamaman wrote:Not really what I wanted to see when I'm gunning for a perfect FJ week, but as long as its from a movie made before I got too old to watch Disney movies, I knew I had a shot. Luckily, it was and it was an instaget.
That's basically why I was hoping the song wouldn't be from anything later than 1995. It wasn't, but apparently that doesn't mean I know every single Disney song up to that point, since I've sadly NHO "A Spoonful of Sugar". I was trying to come up with what came out in 1964. Mary Poppins? What the hell does polio have to do with Mary Poppins? I rejected my brother's answer of "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" because I thought Song of the South was released well before 1964, figuring it from the '40s at the latest. I ended up having nothing.

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Post by Bamaman » Fri May 24, 2013 8:45 pm

alietr wrote:I don't think it happened tonight, but you know what Alex has been doing that's been driving me crazy? Doing the math for the contestants. Sheesh. Let them figure out if it's a lock or not, or how much to bet on a DD to take the lead. Serenity now!
I hate it when he says "Not quite a runaway". If you can't figure that out, that's just tough tiddleywinks.
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Bamaman wrote:Not really what I wanted to see when I'm gunning for a perfect FJ week, but as long as its from a movie made before I got too old to watch Disney movies, I knew I had a shot. Luckily, it was and it was an instaget.

That's basically why I was hoping the song wouldn't be from anything later than 1995. It wasn't, but apparently that doesn't mean I know every single Disney song up to that point, since I've sadly NHO "A Spoonful of Sugar". I was trying to come up with what came out in 1964. Mary Poppins? What the hell does polio have to do with Mary Poppins? I rejected my brother's answer of "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" because I thought Song of the South was released well before 1964, figuring it from the '40s at the latest. I ended up having nothing.
The Sabin vaccine tasted terrible. The clue said the songwriter got his inspiration from that, so I guess he had his kids chase it down with a spoonful of sugar.

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Post by skullturf » Fri May 24, 2013 9:14 pm

marpocky wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:I wouldn't have figured out "pigs treat us as equals" (Piggy for $200) if you'd given me all week. It just seemed like any of a billion words could've fit there.
I'd be interested to see you come up with even one alternative that makes sense in the context of the entire clue.
I suppose, if it's a quotation and the wording needed to be perfectly accurate, it could have conceivably been "peers". But I got "equals" at home.

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Post by marpocky » Fri May 24, 2013 9:18 pm

skullturf wrote:
marpocky wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:I wouldn't have figured out "pigs treat us as equals" (Piggy for $200) if you'd given me all week. It just seemed like any of a billion words could've fit there.
I'd be interested to see you come up with even one alternative that makes sense in the context of the entire clue.
I suppose, if it's a quotation and the wording needed to be perfectly accurate, it could have conceivably been "peers". But I got "equals" at home.
That almost works, but wasn't the phrasing "pigs see us as ____"? To me, only "equals" really feels natural there.

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