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Monday, July 29, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6661, 2013-07-29

2013 Kids Week game 1.

CONTESTANTS
Erin Wenokur, a 12-year-old seventh grader from Lafayette, California
Jonathan Shoemaker, an 11-year-old sixth grader from Austin, Texas
Zoë Assasie, an 11-year-old fifth grader from Urbana, Maryland

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Kids Week. As you might expect, a lot of 12-year-olds qualified for the games this week, there were a few 11-year-olds, and there's even one 10-year-old--a very bright 10-year-old. Should be a lot of fun. The winner of each game gets to keep the money they accumulate with a minimum guarantee of $15,000. So, Zoë, Jonathan, and Erin, good luck. Here we go, the Jeopardy! Round. Here are the categories. Starting off with...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
KIDS THESE DAYS (5/5)
SPORTS STUFF (4/5)
BIBLICAL PEOPLE (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
SCREENS (4/5)
CANDY IS DANDY (4/5)
PARTS OF SPEECH (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Jonathan: 12 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 1 W
Zoë: 8 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Erin: 7 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,600



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Jonathan found the Daily Double on the 9th clue. Zoë had $1,200, Jonathan had $2,000, and Erin had nothing in the bank. Jonathan made it a True Daily Double, wagering $2,000.

BIBLICAL PEOPLE $800: Before this strong guy's birth, an angel came to his mother saying, "No razor shall come on his head"

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Jonathan: $4,200
Zoë: $2,800
Erin: $1,000

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Erin Wenokur is from Lafayette, California. She is a 12-year-old who had the great experience of being on safari in Africa. Where were you?

Erin: Uh, last summer, we went to South Africa for two weeks, and we went to sabi sand, and we also went to the Kalahari Desert.

Alex: That must have been exciting.

Erin: Yes, it was very exciting, and--

Alex: What did you see that really blew your mind?

Erin: Well, we got to see lions--a pride of lionesses on a kill, which was really incredible. They were killing--they killed a full-grown kudu, which is like an antelope.

Alex: Yeah. That's a big animal.

Erin: Mm-hmm.

Alex: And a feast for them.




Alex: Jonathan Shoemaker is from Austin, Texas. He's an 11-year-old who caught a hog, partnered with your sister, right? And what kind of a competition was this?

Jonathan: It was at a place near Austin. It was called the Wild Hog Explosion!

Alex: Now, is this a greased hog, and it makes it even more difficult to catch it?

Jonathan: Just fat and hairy.

[Laughter]

Alex: Just fat and hairy, and you and your sister did well, and you caught it?

Jonathan: Yes, sir.

Alex: Okay. Good for you.




Alex: Zoë Assasie is from Urbana, Maryland. And we mentioned in our introduction of you today that you would like someday to own a restaurant of your own. What is it about food that intrigues you so much?

Zoë: Um, I don't know. I think it started with my grandmother and just, like, my family. They started cooking, and I really liked how it would taste good and it would always make me happy when I would have, like, someone's food, so I was like, "Oh, maybe one day I want to have that same experience."

Alex: Okay. What food makes you happiest?

Zoë: I think there's too many to decide from.

Alex: Okay. Good for you. Varied taste.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
CANDY IS DANDY $600: Willy Wonka makes these fruit-shaped candies that sound like they are the smallest of the litter

SPORTS STUFF $400: Zero players were elected into this sport's Cooperstown Hall of Fame in 2013

SCREENS $600: What you get when you shut your bedroom door, or a type of filter that makes a screen readable only straight-on

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Jonathan: $7,400
Erin: $4,600
Zoë: $4,200

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Post by Archivists » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
MONSTER LIT (3/4)
RHYME TIME (4/5)
HAVE SOME WATER (4/4, including 1 correct Daily Double)
PRESIDENTS & FIRST LADIES (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
WHAT A CHARACTER! (4/5)
ASTRONOMY (1/2)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Zoë: 9 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Jonathan: 6 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Erin: 5 R (including 2 rebounds), 3 W

Clues revealed: 25
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,400



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Zoë snagged the next Daily Double on the 13th clue. Zoë had $6,200, Jonathan had $10,600, and Erin was at $6,200. Zoë wagered $600.

HAVE SOME WATER $1600: The greatest width of this ocean spans about 6,200 miles befween Africa & Australia

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Zoë who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 14th clue. Zoë had $6,800, Jonathan had $10,600, and Erin was at $6,200. Zoë wagered $1,200.

PRESIDENTS & FIRST LADIES $2000: He didn't like that his initials spelled "HUG", so he switched his first & middle names
(Zoe: [No response])

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
WHAT A CHARACTER! $2000: Irk is the home planet of this title "invader"

RHYME TIME $2000: Give food to the guy from Stockholm

MONSTER LIT $1200: Banish your fears with Ed Emberley's "Go Away, Big" this color monster

ASTRONOMY $1200: The collection of stars called the M104 one of these is also called the sombrero one, after the hat it resembles
(Erin: What is constellation?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Jonathan: $14,200
Zoë: $9,600
Erin: $5,000

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
IN THE DICTIONARY

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Evenly spaced scores with two-thirds for first.
Jonathan: Wager $5,000--wagering any more risks falling behind Zoë's wager of $400.
Zoë: While wagering all $9,600 may be a rational possibility, your more optimal choice is to wager $400.
Erin: Wager $5,000.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The last entry in the Random House Webster's unabridged dictionary is used to represent this annoying sound

FINAL SCORES
Erin: $5,000 - $5,000 = $0 (What is) (3rd place)
Zoë: $9,600 - $3,400 = $6,200 (What is zap zzz?) (2nd place)
Jonathan: $14,200 - $5,100 = $9,100 (What is zip?) (Winner)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $8,000

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Jonathan: $13,000, 18 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Zoë: $11,800, 17 R (including 1 DD), 3 W (including 1 DD)
Erin: $5,000, 12 R, 3 W
Combined Coryat: $29,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Jonathan: 18/59 = .305
Zoë: 17/60 = .283
Erin: 12/58 = .207
Team: 47/63 = .746

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
CANDY IS DANDY $400: From Topps, this item that you wear on your finger has a "gem" made of candy
(Jonathan: What is a ... candy ring?)

KIDS THESE DAYS $200: Ryan Hreljac inspired the Ryan's Well Foundation, which has brought sources of clean this to nearly a million people

KIDS THESE DAYS $400: At the age of 15, Jack Andraka won an Intel Award for a noninvasive method of early detection for the pancreatic form of this disease

KIDS THESE DAYS $1000: This world-record-keeping organization named 9-year-old Ethan Bortnick youngest to headline a solo concert tour

SCREENS $1000: An NFL stadium in Arlington in this state has a video board with 26,000 square feet of screens
(Zoë: What is a Jumbotron?)

WHAT A CHARACTER! $400: This middle-school
character, noted for his diary, is seen here

WHAT A CHARACTER! $1200: "Mouse" is the species of this character featured in video games, trading cards & TV shows
(Erin: Who is Pokémon?)
(Alex: No.)
(Erin: I mean, who is Pikachu?)
(Alex: Sorry.)
...
(Alex: Yeah. I had ruled on your first response, Erin. Sorry.)

PRESIDENTS & FIRST LADIES $800: The Clintons went to Yale law school; this presidential couple attended Harvard law school
(Zoë: [No response])

PRESIDENTS & FIRST LADIES $1600: The official White House
portrait of this president
Is seen here

HAVE SOME WATER $400: This man-made waterway chopped nearly 8,000 miles off a ship's trip from New York to San Francisco
(Jonathan: What is the Erie Canal?)

HAVE SOME WATER $1200: Called the Salt Sea in the Bible, this body of water lies in a deep fault called the Ghor
(Erin: What is the Red Sea?)

ASTRONOMY $800: It's the main force that pulls things toward black holes
[End-of-round signal sounds.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
Samson
Runts
baseball
a privacy screen
the Indian Ocean
Hiram Ulysses Grant
Zim
feed the Swede
Big Green Monster
galaxy
snoring
a Ring Pop
water
cancer
the Guinness Book of World Records
Texas
Greg Heffley
Pikachu
the Obamas
Theodore Roosevelt
the Panama Canal
the Dead Sea
gravity

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Re: Monday, July 29, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:25 pm

In the Dictionary
The last entry in the Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary is used to represent this annoying sound.

SpoilerShow
What is snoring? Erin had no guess; Zoe said "zzz"; Jonathan said "zip".


Jonathan Shoemaker: $14,200-$5,100=$9,100...wins $15,000 for first place
Zoe Assasie: $9,600-$3,400=$6,200
Erin Wenokur: $5,000-$5,000=$0
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Post by econgator » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:27 pm

I said "sleeping". I'm counting it.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:29 pm

An appropriate (and instaget) FJ for what I considered to be a rather dull game, even for Kids Week. Also a very unsatisfactory end, the clue could've been worded a little better. Reminds me of another FJ, though I can't remember the exact details.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:31 pm

Nice to know that whiffing the first two in Bible ($200 just completely failed to connect, and I can never remember who Judas is) didn't cost me my chance at my first ever 30/30. I've NHO Fierce Five or an iPad Mini, and I picked the wrong Arlington on Screen for $1000. (Even worse, I said "What is Te— no, Virginia?")

12/25 in DJ!, no kidding. Kids' Week DJ!s always pwn me for some reason. Probably because they throw in pop culture that I'm too old for, like the name of the kid in Diary of a Wimpy Kid. "Bright Flight" was a stupid miss; I couldn't think of a word meaning "a trip on an airplane" other than "ride". Derp. Also missed the middle three in Presidents, although I clammed on Cleveland out of fear that I'd gotten him and Garfield mixed up again.

Surprised they had a clue on Invader Zim. That show was canceled before most of these kids were born, it wasn't very long-lived, and it could probably be seen as a cult classic at best. (I love it, though.)

Even more surprised that FJ! was a TS.
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Post by bpmod » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:58 pm

econgator wrote:I said "sleeping". I'm counting it.
I wouldn't call sleeping an annoying sound.

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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Post by dhkendall » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:05 pm

bpmod wrote:
econgator wrote:I said "sleeping". I'm counting it.
I wouldn't call sleeping an annoying sound.

Brian
What he said. I started with "sleeping" too then realized the "annoying sound" part.

Sorry to deprive you of a 5/5 on Kids' Week. :(
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Post by billy pilgrim » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:07 pm

I said snoring, and then thought oh wait, crap, could it be a mosquito buzz? Stuck with snoring, and was glad not to miss a kids week FJ!.
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Post by econgator » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:10 pm

bpmod wrote:
econgator wrote:I said "sleeping". I'm counting it.
I wouldn't call sleeping an annoying sound.

Brian
I would. Still counting it. :)

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Post by drshoema » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:17 pm

This is the Father of Jonathan here. We're checking out the site! Final Jeopardy was rough for all three. Looking at old questions, I would guess that Jonathan would nail greater than 80 percent. This one really threw him. You also have to remember that kids these days don't have a great idea of just how thorough the unabridged dictionary is.

We had a great trip. Truly a once in a lifetime experience.

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Post by skullturf » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:24 pm

I just said "The Wimpy Kid". I hope they would have accepted it. I don't know the character's name, and I don't remember the exact wording of the clue.

I don't know the difference between an iPod mini, iPod nano, etc.

I knew FJ was asking about something like "zzz" (didn't know how many letters, doesn't matter), but I almost said "Mosquito".

Then, I started thinking "Well, 'zzz' could really be lots of insects... Oh wait! Snoring!"

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Post by StrangerCoug » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:35 pm

Note to self: You should have stopped dozing off on the category a long time ago. I wasn't expecting Parts of Speech to be a common bonds-type category, resulting in me having no clue for the $200 clue and saying "buttons on a VCR" for the $400 clue despite not expecting the kids to know what a VCR is.

The end of DJ! seemed slow.

The FJ! clue felt like it belonged in the regular games. I spent a good 15 seconds or so figuring out what the heck the last entry of an unabridged dictionary could be, then I finally got to the "zzz" part and made the leap to "snoring". (I didn't fall for the "sleeping" trap because not everyone makes annoying noises when they sleep.)

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Post by BADuBois » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:52 pm

Thinking about what it was like to be on the Sony sound stage last summer, props to the kids who can do it and do it well. I was so wired my mouth was as dry as a desert all day long

FJ was an Instaget. And I thought it was cute to see the contestants' parents come up during the closing credits.
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Post by econgator » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:58 pm

drshoema wrote:This is the Father of Jonathan here. We're checking out the site! Final Jeopardy was rough for all three. Looking at old questions, I would guess that Jonathan would nail greater than 80 percent. This one really threw him. You also have to remember that kids these days don't have a great idea of just how thorough the unabridged dictionary is.

We had a great trip. Truly a once in a lifetime experience.

David (and Jonathan) Shoemaker
Thanks for dropping in! I agree that was a rather poorly-worded clue and wasn't surprised at the confusion. Your son acquitted him self quite well and he (and you) should be proud of how he did.

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Post by Golf » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:38 pm

StrangerCoug wrote:The FJ! clue felt like it belonged in the regular games.
Uh, no. Just no.

Jonathan played a nice game, best part was the perfect FJ wager.

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Post by bpmod » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:45 pm

Golf wrote:
StrangerCoug wrote:The FJ! clue felt like it belonged in the regular games.
Uh, no. Just no.

Jonathan played a nice game, best part was the perfect FJ wager.
Perfect? I agree it was fine, but I don't think it was any better (although also no worse) than $5001.

ETA: And if Zoe's parents had spent time around here, I'm thinking she would have won.

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

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Post by Bamaman » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:53 pm

I think the FJ would have been fine in a regular game. It took me a bit to figure it out.

Thanks for dropping by, Mr. Shoemaker, your boy did well.

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Post by drshoema » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:01 pm

Thanks. Betting on Final Jeopardy is especially tough in Kids Week because the Kids are so unpredictable in their bets. Jonathan is pretty good at Math, so he knew enough to bet to lock out 2nd place (although he beat it by $100 instead of $1) Had he been in 2nd or 3rd going into Final Jeopardy he simply would have bet the farm, because we literally have seen every behavior from kids during kids week, and doors are often left open that should be shut. Even this week has some curious results. Given that the Kids Final Jeopardy is usually pretty simple, it seemed like the right play (which of course guaranteed he would get a FJ question he would miss!)

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Post by dhkendall » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:03 pm

bpmod wrote:
Golf wrote:
StrangerCoug wrote:The FJ! clue felt like it belonged in the regular games.
Uh, no. Just no.

Jonathan played a nice game, best part was the perfect FJ wager.
Perfect? I agree it was fine, but I don't think it was any better (although also no worse) than $5001.

ETA: And if Zoe's parents had spent time around here, I'm thinking she would have won.

Brian
Or Zoe herself. We've had Kids Week contestants here before (or, more prezactly, on the old Sony board). I seem to recall the genesis of "stay clam" was from a conversation involving kids week contestants (past and yet-to-be)
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