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Thursday, July 25, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6659, 2013-07-25

CONTESTANTS
Kim Carver, an attorney from San Francisco, California
Jared Hall, a graduate student in global policy studies from Austin, Texas
David Brown, a fundraising intern from Palo Alto, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $32,600)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our studio. And, to you at home, welcome again. David is our champion. He's a good, young player. Didn't get the final on our last show, but it didn't matter. He had the most cash at the end of the day. Jared and Kim, you've got your work cut out for you, but good luck. Let's go to work. Pick up the signaling devices. Here comes the Jeopardy! Round, and here come these categories. We start off with...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE "BE"GINNING (5/5)
ACTUAL POLICE BLOTTER REPORTS (4/5)
FACE TIME (4/5)
U.S. CITY NICKNAMES (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
LEFT, RIGHT & CENTER (4/5)
IT'S NOT MATT LAUER (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Kim: 12 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Jared: 12 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 1 W
David: 2 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,800



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Jared found the Daily Double on the 8th clue. David had $800, Jared had $2,600, and Kim was at $200. Jared made it a True Daily Double, wagering $2,600.

U.S. CITY NICKNAMES $600: New Mexico:
"The Alien Capital of the World"

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Jared: $6,000
Kim: $2,400
David: $800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Kim Carver is an attorney who's specializing in immigration law, and with all of the new changes in our immigration laws, I figure you're gonna be very, very busy for the next few years, right?

Kim: Yeah, it's a very exciting area.

Alex: But you practice alone. You have a solo law firm. Does that present problems
for you, or do you have to rely a great deal on assistants?

Kim: Well, I actually enjoy it because you have the opportunity to meet clients one on one, which is different from what a lot of lawyers get to do, who might never meet a client.

Alex: Okay. Good luck.




Alex: Jared Hall is a graduate student in global policy studies who backpacked across Southeast Asia recently with your girlfriend?

Jared: Yes, just in December and January of this past year.

Alex: What kind of an experience was that?

Jared: It was a fantastic experience. We visited Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Got to meet a lot of great people, see some amazing sights, and it's a region in the world that I hope to visit again.

Alex: Okay, good.




Alex: David Brown is our champion. He's from Palo Alto. And growing up, he had a love of the theater and would audition for a number of plays, musicals, and things like that. But you weren't always very successful?

David: No, unfortunately, I was cast in a lot of ensemble roles.

Alex: Which means what?

David: Playing things like dwarf number three, hipster number two. My favorite was fat dwarf number three. [ laughter ] So it's a little variety of roles.

Alex: Wait a minute. Fat dwarf number three. Okay, who would that --that's not Dopey. That's not Doc. Was it Sleazy? [ laughter ]

David: It was actually in "Hansel and Gretel," surprisingly.

Alex: Oh, okay.

David: It was in a children's production of that.

Alex: Sleazy is my favorite dwarf. Nobody else knows who Sleazy is, but I do.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
U.S. CITY NICKNAMES $800: California:
"Country Music Capital of the West Coast" (though it's 100 miles inland)

FACE TIME $200: He was
the 124th of his line; how divine

ACTUAL POLICE BLOTTER REPORTS $1000: "An Edgewood man reported recently that" this family member "had gone missing some 18 months ago"
(David: What is a newborn?)
...
(Alex: His [*] had gone missing 18 months ago. Just noticed today.)

LEFT, RIGHT & CENTER $800: Organizing a trade show or dentists' conference? consider the 2.2-million-square-foot "Colorado" this facility

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Jared: $7,800
Kim: $7,600
David: -$400

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
YOU KNOW, THE MOVIE WHERE... (5/5)
LITERARY TRILOGIES (4/5)
WORKING OVERTIME AT THE COMPANY (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
STRINGED INSTRUMENTS (4/5)
THE "ND" (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Jared: 16 R (including 2 DDs), 0 W
David: 7 R, 1 W
Kim: 5 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Jared snagged the next Daily Double on the 10th clue. David had no money, Jared had $14,200, and Kim was at $7,600. Jared wagered $4,000.

ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS $1600: (Sarah of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) At its peak in the 14th century, this West African empire that bears the name of a present-day country covered almost half a million square miles
(Jared: What is the Malian Empire?)
...
(Alex: Yes, we'll give you that. You created a new word for it, for [*], but you've got $18,200 as a result.)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Jared who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 29th clue. David had $6,000, Jared had $26,200, and Kim was at $14,000. Jared wagered $3,000.

WORKING OVERTIME AT THE COMPANY $1600: I'm not leaving my office at this company until I finish putting together a set of our Klubbo nesting tables

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
STRINGED INSTRUMENTS $2000: The trichordo type of this pear-shaped Greek instrument has 3 pairs of strings, each pair tuned to the same note

LITERARY TRILOGIES $2000: This novel preceded "Inkspell" & "Inkdeath" in a trilogy by Cornelia Funke

WORKING OVERTIME AT THE COMPANY $800: I'd go home from this company, but I've eaten 10 of our 100 Grand bars & 5 boxes of our Goobers...OMG, I'm totally wired!
(David: What's Mars?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Jared: $31,200 (lock game)
Kim: $14,000
David: $6,000

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FRENCH HISTORY

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; lock for second place.
Jared: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $3,199 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Kim: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $1,999 (martian), and enjoy 2nd place.
David: You've no hope of catching up... unless Kim does something stupid. So risk $5,999.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Starting in 1349, this marine animal was on the coat of arms of the heir apparent to the French throne

FINAL SCORES
David: $6,000 - $4,000 = $2,000 (What is a seal?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Kim: $14,000 + $1,000 = $15,000 (What is a dolphin?) (2nd place: $2,000)
Jared: $31,200 + $0 = $31,200 (What is a dolphin) (New champion: $31,200)
(Alex: [after revealing Kim's response] The heir apparent to the French throne is the dauphin, and [*] is right.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $7,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Jared: $25,400, 28 R (including 3 DDs), 1 W
Kim: $14,000, 17 R, 0 W
David: $6,000, 9 R, 3 W
Combined Coryat: $45,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Jared: 29/61 = .475
Kim: 18/58 = .310
David: 9/58 = .155
Team: 56/63 = .889

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
U.S. CITY NICKNAMES $1000: Connecticut:
"Submarine Capital of the World"
(Jared: What is New London?)

FACE TIME $400: She's the literacy advocate seen here

FACE TIME $600: Seen here as a young man, he had the ego to launch a revolution in modern thinking

FACE TIME $800: Case closed; he made history in 1967

FACE TIME $1000: In general, he was a European head of state from 1939 to 1975

IT'S NOT MATT LAUER $1000: Pictured here, he was the original host of "Today" from 1952 to 1961

LEFT, RIGHT & CENTER $200: Sailors' talk for the right side of a ship
(David: What is port?)

THE "ND" $2000: Pictured here is a borzoi, formerly known as the Russian this
[David's response, "What is greyhound?" was originally ruled incorrect, but his response was accepted after clue 29.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
Roswell
Bakersfield
Emperor Hirohito of Japan
wife
convention center
Mali
IKEA
bouzouki
Inkheart
Nestlé
a dolphin
Groton
Barbara Bush
Freud
Thurgood Marshall
(Francisco) Franco
Dave Garroway
starboard
wolfhound (or greyhound)

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Re: Thursday, July 25, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Golf » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:36 pm

New champ played a helluva game. He got the late DD wager half right betting to currently lock out 2nd but didn't factor in the last clue. Not often you see 1st podium get completely blown away by both players.

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Post by lisa0012 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:37 pm

That was extremely impressive play by the new champ. I'm excited to see him tomorrow. The other two were good but he just overpowered them. I think he realized when he buzzed in that he shouldn't have, but he knew the answer so it worked out. Also, I watched this right after returning from IKEA.

I finally got an FJ! right this week. About time.

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Post by econgator » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:28 pm

Impressive game by the new champ, although he should have bet more on the last DD (why not guarantee the lock if you're right?).

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:29 pm

Wow, I had a lot of 4/5s today: "Be", blotter, US Cities, Overtime, Stringed Instruments, and "ND". Jeopardy writers, y u no let me have a run?

Blotter for $1000 was a major headslap. I couldn't think of any relative that fit, and wondered just what Alex was finding so funny about it. "Wife" wasn't coming to me in a billion years.

0/5 in Matt Lauer. Ashamed that I couldn't get Hugh Downs, game show fan that I am.

Thought for sure I'd run Stringed Instruments, but bouzouki got me. I said "lute", which I'm sure would've been BMSed, but no way was I getting to bouzouki even though I know what one is.

100 Grand is one of my favorite candy bars, and I can't figure out what company makes it?! That's almost as embarrassing as me missing Doritos on this episode.

French history? Yeah, I'm marking this as a "no" on my score sheet. I guessed my favorite animal just because I felt I otter try and put something down.
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Re: Thursday, July 25, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by xxaaaxx » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:31 pm

Got FJ with a few seconds to spare: "well, chalk up another missed FJ this week...wait, the heir apparent was called the Dauphin, err....dolphin? No, don't be stupid, they're different languages, just because they sound similar...screw it, got nothing better, dolphin it is!" Seems so simple, I felt like an idiot saying it, now I kinda feel like an idiot for not knowing what it meant before today :oops:

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econgator wrote:Impressive game by the new champ, although he should have bet more on the last DD (why not guarantee the lock if you're right?).

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At home, I was chanting "6000! 6000!" Sometimes I wonder if the neighbors think I'm a madman, but they're probably used to it by now.
TenPoundHammer wrote: Blotter for $1000 was a major headslap.
Same here. Not sure why I was thinking siblings/parents instead of the obvious (in hindsight). I rolled my eyes when I saw the category, thinking it would be another stinker (WTF was that Civil War category yesterday!?!), then after that Marco Polo clue I couldn't stop laughing.
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Re: Thursday, July 25, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:37 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:French history? Yeah, I'm marking this as a "no" on my score sheet. I guessed my favorite animal just because I felt I otter try and put something down.
Good job.

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Re: Thursday, July 25, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:42 pm

French History
Starting in 1349, this marine animal was on the coat of arms of the heir apparent to the French throne.

SpoilerShow
What is the dolphin? David said seal.


Jared Hall: $31,200+$0=$31,200...now a 1-day champion with $31,200
Kim Carver: $15,000+$1,000=$16,000
David Brown: $6,000-$4,000=$2,000
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:42 pm

econgator wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:French history? Yeah, I'm marking this as a "no" on my score sheet. I guessed my favorite animal just because I felt I otter try and put something down.
Good job.
Besides a.) randomly guessing my favorite animal and b.) setting up the bajillionth lame pun I've made on this board, my thought process involved c.) picking the only "marine" animal I could think of that could possibly be found in France, and d.) forgetting that France ISN'T FREAKING LANDLOCKED.

(Although I was unintentionally right. The Eurasian otter can be found in France.)
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Post by skullturf » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:43 pm

This was my first time keeping score at home in about a week.

Overall, I had a good game, but in each round, I had one category where I performed abysmally.

In the J round, I went 1/5 in Not Matt Lauer (only got Shalit at $600, was leaning Brokaw at $400 but didn't pull the trigger), but I went 20 for 25 on the rest of the board.

In the DJ round, I went 1/5 in Literary Trilogies, but 21 for 25 on the rest of the board.

Embarrassingly, my one get in Trilogies was not LotR in the top spot. I was leaning that way, but wasn't sure it wasn't The Hobbit. I got the $800 clue without having previously heard of the works, just by continuing the pattern "hook, line, ..."

I got the Hirohito clue in the J round, but that clue seemed a little cryptic for top of the board. Typically in the $200 spot, the writers would include a word like "Japan" that would give it away a lot more.

My one neg in the game was an attempt at a rebound. When "Mars" was negged, I just went for it and blurted out "Hershey". That type of move can sometimes be good, although it was incorrect in this case.

I also missed "wife" at $1000 in Police Blotter, but thought it seemed somewhat obvious in retrospect. "Take my wife, please!"

FJ for me was about one or two seconds of "How am I supposed to know this?" followed by my recollection of having seen the word "dauphin" in the past and hoping that the obvious sound-alike was correct. I wouldn't have known the exact century that the title of "dauphin" was first used, and in fact, I never really knew its definition, other than sometimes encountering the word "dauphin" describing some young French prince. Turns out that was good enough.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:47 pm

skullturf wrote:I got the $800 clue without having previously heard of the works, just by continuing the pattern "hook, line, ..."
I didn't even pick up on that pattern at all.
skullturf wrote:I got the Hirohito clue in the J round, but that clue seemed a little cryptic for top of the board. Typically in the $200 spot, the writers would include a word like "Japan" that would give it away a lot more.
Agreed.
skullturf wrote:My one neg in the game was an attempt at a rebound. When "Mars" was negged, I just went for it and blurted out "Hershey". That type of move can sometimes be good, although it was incorrect in this case.
That was my line of thought too, except I couldn't pull Hershey either. I was thinking "well, if it's not Mars, then who the bleep is it?!"
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Post by teapot37 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:02 pm

I was just telling somebody yesterday that the original host of Today was Dave Garroway. Spooked me a little.

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Post by silverscreentest » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:10 pm

skullturf wrote:I got the Hirohito clue in the J round, but that clue seemed a little cryptic for top of the board. Typically in the $200 spot, the writers would include a word like "Japan" that would give it away a lot more.
It was a black and white photo of a man in traditional Asian dress. For a top of the category clue, that leaves only Puyi and Hirohito. Ho Chi Minh, Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-Shek might also be top of the category responses, but they probably wouldn't be in traditional dress.
TenPoundHammer wrote:b.) setting up the bajillionth lame pun I've made on this board, my thought process involved
So with this FJ you found your porpoise?
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Post by alietr » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:28 pm

The Marco Polo clue is among my all-time favorites. Still can't stop laughing.

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Post by Leander » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:57 pm

I felt bad for the woman on the end, who seemed pretty smart, having the bad luck to go up against a buzz saw rather than some of the more mediocre recent contestants.

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Post by Atalsyter » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:41 pm

Looking forward to the champ wrapping up the season tomorrow and the fun week that kids' week always is. Instaget FJ (Dauphin came up right away). Surprised to see 1st podium go down like this esp. after that marvelous performance on Tuesday (running 2 whole categories)

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Post by opusthepenguin » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:11 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:French history? Yeah, I'm marking this as a "no" on my score sheet. I guessed my favorite animal just because I felt I otter try and put something down.
I am so proud of you right now.

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Post by lovemydolphins » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:31 pm

Instaget FJ! (I love it, as my name shows) and pretty good game for me otherwise. I ran that movie category, surprisingly :D

The new champ was pretty impressive; he played a great game. Kim was also, indeed, smart (especially compared to some recent contestants), but couldn't catch up to quick-on-the-buzzer Jared.

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Post by brandone » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:43 pm

Jared Hall played a great game today and has a one day total of $31,200.

David was blown away by the other 2 players, seemed to have struggled ringing in today.

I got the Inkheart triple stumper right, didn't see it as too challenging of a question, I saw those books all over my school libraries.

Will be interesting to see how Jared plays tomorrow, and whether he'll be as sharp and on point as he was today.

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