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Thursday, June 13, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6629, 2013-06-13

CONTESTANTS
Megan Hickey, a public defender from Seattle, Washington
Matt Noble, a math professor originally from Mobile, Alabama
Andre Green, a data analyst from Somerville, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,200)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny Gilbert. And welcome, ladies and gentlemen. Matt and Megan--the M&Ms have arrived, yes, to challenge Andre. Good luck to all three of you.
Pick up the devices, and hopefully you'll get to signal in quite often In this first round
with these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
IT'S MY PARTY (5/5)
HEALTH & MEDICINE (4/5)
TAGLINES (4/5)
THE NFL (5/5)
FOREIGN STREET SIGNS (5/5)
FROM "L" TO "M" (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double) (Alex: Each correct response will begin with the letter "L" and end with an "M.")

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Matt: 13 R (including 4 rebounds), 2 W
Megan: 8 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Andre: 7 R (including 2 rebounds), 3 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,000



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Megan found the Daily Double on the 7th clue. Andre had $800, Matt had $400, and Megan was at $800. Megan made it a True Daily Double, wagering $800.

FROM "L" TO "M" $600: Tepid, or lacking enthusiasm or conviction

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Megan: $3,000
Matt: $3,000
Andre: -$400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Megan Hickey is a public defender from Seattle, Washington, and she's also an Irish step dancer?

Megan: Yeah, uh, my grandma took me to see "Riverdance" in New York City when I was 9, and I just completely fell in love with it, and I've never been able to get over it since.

Alex: It's exciting stuff, isn't it?

Megan: Yeah. It's fun. It's challenging, and it keeps you active.

Alex: But you're taking those kinds of lessons. How difficult is it?

Megan: Uh, it gets easier over time, but it is definitely the kind of thing where you sometimes fall on your butt and make a fool of yourself.

Alex: Now, are you thinking, perhaps someday, to perform in public?

Megan: We do shows around St. Patrick's Day and stuff, but nothing too fancy.

Alex: Okay.




Alex: Matt Noble, a math professor from Mobile, Alabama. For your early dates with your now wife, you used to get together to do something that a lot of people do
on a daily basis.

Matt: So, I met wife, Abby, in graduate school, and during our office hours, which,
you might not have known this, but pretty much during office hours, you sit around and do nothing. So we would sit around and do crossword puzzles all the time, and eventually, I realized that not only is this woman attractive, she has a very nice
vocabulary, also.

Alex: Uh-huh, Is she a better player, or a better crossword-puzzle solver than you are?

Matt: No chance.

Alex: No. Okay, you may have just caused yourself a bit of a problem there.




Alex: Andre Green is our champion, ladies and gentlemen. He went directly
from 10th grade into college?

Andre: Yes, um, I...

Alex: Show off. [ laughter ]

Andre: Occasionally. Um, so I went to a small liberal-arts school in western Massachusetts called Simon's Rock, um, and all of us go after 10th or 11th grade, and...

Alex: Ah.

Andre: So, there's about 350 to 400 of us at any given time in the school, total,
and I graduated at 19, and...

Alex: Very easy-going community, I understand. You call your professors by their first names and...

Andre: Yeah, it actually makes it hard when you leave, 'cause you want to say,
"Oh, yeah, I was talking to Anne," which really meant it's Professor O'Dwyer, but that's never how you think of her.

Alex: Mm-hmm. Okay.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
TAGLINES $1000: "Babies are our business"
(Megan: What is Babies R Us?)

HEALTH & MEDICINE $1000: Shoulder or knee pain may be this -itis, inflammation of the sac that reduces bone friction

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Matt: $6,800
Megan: $2,600
Andre: $1,200

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
AUTHORS ON THEMSELVES (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
WAR OF WORDS (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
TONY-WINNING ACTRESSES (2/4)
SCOTLAND (5/5)
LOCK (4/4)
"NESS" (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Matt: 11 R (including 2 rebounds), 4 W (including 2 DDs)
Andre: 6 R, 2 W
Megan: 5 R (including 2 rebounds), 2 W

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Matt snagged the next Daily Double on the 4th clue. Andre had $1,200, Matt had $7,600, and Megan was at $3,400. Matt wagered $5,000.

AUTHORS ON THEMSELVES $1200: "Somewhere in Germany is a stream called the Vonne, that is the source of my curious name"
(Matt: Who is von Goethe?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Matt who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 10th clue. Andre was in the hole with -$400, Matt had $5,400, and Megan was at $1,400. Matt wagered $5.

WAR OF WORDS $2000: Bolt to the top of the class if you know an arbalest is another name for this medieval weapon
(Matt: What is a longbow?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
AUTHORS ON THEMSELVES $1600: "I choose to be a... New Hampshire farmer with an income in cash of say a thousand (from...a publisher in New York City)"
(Andre: Who is Thoreau?)
(Matt: Who is Emerson?)

WAR OF WORDS $1200: This term that goes back to a word for "boy" or "youth" referred to those soldiers too inexperienced for the cavalry
(Alex: You're not gonna be happy
you didn't get [*].)

TONY-WINNING ACTRESSES $800: 1982: Jennifer Holliday won as Effie White in this musical about a girl group

TONY-WINNING ACTRESSES $1200: 1964: she was Broadway's original Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly"

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Matt: $12,195 (lock game)
Megan: $5,800
Andre: $3,600

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BEST PICTURE WORDPLAY

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; crush for second place.
Matt: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $594 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Megan: Wager $1,401 to cover Andre.
Andre: You have the hope of surpassing Megan for second place if you come up with the correct response or if your opponent fails to. Bet between $800 and $3,598.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
From 2005, it's the last Best Picture Oscar winner whose name is just one syllable

FINAL SCORES
Andre: $3,600 + $42 = $3,642 (What is Cl Crash?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Megan: $5,800 + $1,401 = $7,201 (What is Crash?) (2nd place: $2,000)
Matt: $12,195 + $195 = $12,390 (What is Crash?) (New champion: $12,390)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $6,800

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Matt: $17,200, 24 R, 6 W (including 2 DDs)
Megan: $5,600, 13 R (including 1 DD), 4 W
Andre: $3,600, 13 R, 5 W
Combined Coryat: $26,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Matt: 25/60 = .417
Andre: 14/58 = .241
Megan: 14/59 = .237
Team: 53/63 = .841

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
IT'S MY PARTY $600: Strom Thurmond,
1968
(Matt: What is Democrat?)

FROM "L" TO "M" $1000: This Greek school stood in a grove sacred to Apollo, the god for whom it was named
(Andre: What is Lyceneum?)

THE NFL $1000: The winning entry to name this S.E. team said, "it never drops its prey... and has a great sporting tradition"
(Andre: What are the Jaguars?)

TAGLINES $200: This network, "the most trusted name in news"
(Andre: What is CBS?)

FOREIGN STREET SIGNS $200: The Australian sign seen here depicts this bird to warn of its possible crossing

FOREIGN STREET SIGNS $400: The German sign above a garage says "no" this, or look what can happen

FOREIGN STREET SIGNS $600: The Swedish street sign seen here warns of these, for which drivers should slow down

FOREIGN STREET SIGNS $800: The crossing sign seen here is used in this European city

HEALTH & MEDICINE $200: (First Lady Michelle Obama presents the clue.) Introducing kids to the rewarding experience of working in a community garden or cooking a healthy meal with their family instills a deeper appreciation for the food they eat & is part of Let's Move, an initiative I launched to combat this childhood medical issue

IT'S MY PARTY $1000: Strom Thurmond,
November 1948
(Megan: What is Republican?)

HEALTH & MEDICINE $800: This medical specialist also takes care of your hair & nails
(Matt: What is a podiatrist?)

WAR OF WORDS $800: (Sarah of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) One way the trebuchet is different from a basic catapult is that this simple biblical weapon was added to aid
in acceleration and range
...
(Alex: Yes. Slingshot.)

AUTHORS ON THEMSELVES $2000: Not the modest type, in 1882 he told a U.S. Customs official, "I have nothing to declare except my genius"
(Megan: Who is Mark Twain?)

WAR OF WORDS $1600: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) Under Alexander the Great, the first five ranks in this military formation whose name comes from the Greek for "finger" held spears facing forward, while the rear rows likely held them aloft

"NESS" $400: An uninhabited natural region
(Matt: What is openness?)

LOCK $800: Warded door locks (the kind you can peek through) lost favor, as they can be easily opened by these "spooky" universal keys
(Megan: What are ghost keys?)

TONY-WINNING ACTRESSES $1600: 2008: Patti LuPone was honored for playing Mama Rose in this revival
(Andre: What is Chicago?)
...
[End-of-round signal sounds.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
lukewarm
Gerber
bursitis
Kurt Vonnegut
crossbow
Robert Frost
infantry
Dreamgirls
Carol Channing
Crash
Republican
Lyceum
(Altanta) Falcons
CNN
emu
parking
speed bumps
Venice
obesity
Dixiecrat
dermatologist
sling
Oscar Wilde
phalanx
wilderness
skeleton keys
Gypsy

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Re: Thursday, June 13, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:52 pm

Best Picture Wordplay
From 2005, it's the last Best Picture Oscar winner whose name is just one syllable.

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What is Crash?


Matt Noble: $12,195+$195=$12,390...now a 1-day champion with $12,390
Megan Hickey: $5,800+$1,401=$7,201
Andre Green: $3,600+$42=$3,642
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Post by Jasoni22 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:14 pm

Eh. Rather lackluster game all around. Would have liked FJ better if it didn't give the year. It would have been more challenging that way but still quite gettable.

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Post by corvo » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:20 pm

Jasoni22 wrote:Eh. Rather lackluster game all around. Would have liked FJ better if it didn't give the year. It would have been more challenging that way but still quite gettable.
Agreed. While the Oscars is my wheelhouse, that would've been a lot better had they not given the year.

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Post by NYCScribbler » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:27 pm

Bad game. No cookie.

Then again, I negged FJ! and it was a triple get, so they have me there.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:28 pm

Alex seemed kind of inarticulate today. I caught him stuttering at least three times in the intro alone.

So, so many misfires for me in J! Managed to draw a blank on the first four Taglines; knew all the brands, but was either uncertain, or couldn't pull up the name in time. Gerber was the only one I had no guess on.

Also blanked on tsunami, bursitis, Miami Dolphins, and Teddy Roosevelt = Republican.

How do you not get Vonnegut with 62.5% of the answer in the clue? Overthinking?

Infantry was a headslapper. I bet, like me, they weren't thinking young enough from "boy". "Bolt" on the DD had me thinking some kind of bow, but no way was I getting to crossbow. Still, 3/5 in War is three more than I thought I'd get right.

Jehovah's Witness was super overvalued at $2000. Also would've switched Macbeth and St. Andrew in the Scotland category.

Sure, bail out of the super-easy Lock category and keep going for the Tony-winning Actresses even when it's triple-stumping you. :evil:

No way was I getting that. NHO Crash. Hell, I've never even heard of its director.
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Post by skullturf » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:38 pm

That FJ category name had me sweating a little bit during the commercial break. I was anticipating something much trickier or more elaborate than what they actually asked.

I was worried it might be something vaguely like "Add two letters to this winner from the 2000s to get the name of this other winner from the 1960s" (or something like that; I just made that up and don't expect it to have an answer).

During the commercial break, I tried to recite the last 20 years of Best Picture Winners to myself. I might have missed one or two, but I just thought "There will probably be little tease-out moments in the clue." I was hoping it wouldn't be an Oscar winner from before about 1970, since I'm rustier on those.

I was very relieved when the clue (1) only involved one movie, which (2) was fairly recent, and (3) they gave you the year.

I don't know if I could have *sworn* that that movie was 2005, but it's definitely one syllable. "The Departed" isn't, "Argo" isn't, and a bunch of other recent ones aren't.

On that one NFL question, I guessed Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers before the correct answer. Those are both in the southeast, and both are named after creatures that prey on things.

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Post by silverscreentest » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:58 pm

Anyone else guess J.D. Salinger rather than Robert Frost?
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Post by skullturf » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:11 pm

Here's a (hopefully) more challenging question I just made up, also in the category of "Best Picture Wordplay".

Take the title of a Best Picture winner. Add one letter, and get the last name of the director and star of another Best Picture winner from 20 years earlier.

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Post by nserven » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:19 pm

skullturf wrote:Here's a (hopefully) more challenging question I just made up, also in the category of "Best Picture Wordplay".

Take the title of a Best Picture winner. Add one letter, and get the last name of the director and star of another Best Picture winner from 20 years earlier.
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Oliver! (1968) + Lawrence Olivier (Hamlet)

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Post by Bamaman » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:36 pm

I guess Oscar winners would be a good subject to study if you get the call. I had no clue on FJ, I couldn't even tell you what its about and don't even remember it winning.

Agree it was a blah game. At least a guy from Alabama won.

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Post by mrparadise » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:40 pm

silverscreentest wrote:Anyone else guess J.D. Salinger rather than Robert Frost?
I did, and I was pretty sure I was right too. I was picturing the famously strange J.D. hunkered down on his NH farm ironically calling himself a gentleman farmer, or however it was phrased in the clue.

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Post by jeff6286 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:41 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote: Sure, bail out of the super-easy Lock category and keep going for the Tony-winning Actresses even when it's triple-stumping you. :evil:
It turned out to be a pretty smart play by the leader to leave the $2000 Locks clue on the board. If either of his opponents had gotten it, they likely would have broken his lock, and once the triple stumpers started in the Tony category, he was wise to stick with it and hope to run out the clock. It worked out pretty well for him, even if it was all for naught due to the easy FJ clue.

Can anyone name the last one-syllable Best Picture prior to 2005?

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Post by jeff6286 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:43 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote: No way was I getting that. NHO Crash. Hell, I've never even heard of its director.
I wouldn't expect you to have heard of him. I bet there isn't a restaurant that serves Haggis in the whole state of Michigan.

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Post by skullturf » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:44 pm

Well, I know the first Best Picture winner had a one-syllable title, but I'm guessing there's another one in between...

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Post by nserven » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:47 pm

I remember the movie because I hated it, and because it's not the only film from the last twenty years with that title. David Cronenberg also made one called Crash (1996), based on the J. G. Ballard novel.

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Post by jeff6286 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:59 pm

Unless I overlooked something, there have been 14 Best Picture nominees with just one syllable. I wanted to make them into a sentence, but couldn't seem to do it, so here they are in a series of short exclamatory sentences:

Shine up z wings, babe! Ghost reds crash Ray! Jaws mash Shane! Milk Tess!
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Post by Jaksiel » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:01 pm

Bamaman wrote:I guess Oscar winners would be a good subject to study if you get the call. I had no clue on FJ, I couldn't even tell you what its about and don't even remember it winning.
You're probably better off not knowing. Crash was a really bad movie and is generally considered one of the worst Best Picture winners.

Ugly game at points, but well-played by the winner. I liked when he pivoted from the last clue in Locks to Tony Winners, presumably thinking he could kill the clock and his opponents wouldn't catch up that way.

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Post by Paucle » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:12 pm

I so so so SO pre-called "Argo/ Fargo" for FJ.
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silverscreentest wrote:Anyone else guess J.D. Salinger rather than Robert Frost?
I did, and I was pretty sure I was right too.
Count me in.

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