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Thursday, September 26, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Game Recap for Show #6674, 2013-09-26

CONTESTANTS
Heidi McEchron, a painter and parodist from Iowa City, Iowa
Fran Altomare, a tutor and adjunct professor originally from Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Neal Pollack, a writer from Austin, Texas (whose 2-day cash winnings total $45,999)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Hi, everyone. Welcome to our show. You don't have to be leading going into final Jeopardy! You just have to have the most money at the end of final jeopardy! to become the Jeopardy! champion. Now, it helps if you're the only player who came up with the correct response to that final Jeopardy! clue. And that was the case for Neal yesterday. That's why he's back today. Fran and Heidi, welcome aboard. Pick up the signaling devices, because you're going to work right now in the jeopardy! Round. This is the easier round,and today, we have these categories.

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
WELL-PLAYED, WELL-PAID (5/5)
A STORIED FORECAST (5/5)
ONE LOVE (5/5)
ONE "HEART" (4/5)
LET'S GET TOGETHER (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
& FEEL ALL RIGHT (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Fran: 16 R, 1 W
Neal: 5 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Heidi: 6 R, 1 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,400



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Fran: $2,800
Neal: $2,400
Heidi: $2,200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: This sounds like a romantic story. Heidi McEchron from Iowa City was married in a replica of...

Heidi: Of Shakespeare's Globe Theater. Yes.

Alex: Where?

Heidi: In Iowa City. It's in the park.

Alex: Okay, now, the Globe Theater was an open-air theater-in-the-round.

Heidi: That's correct.

Alex: And what happened?

Heidi: It rained the whole day. Yes. [Laughter] But I was saved because my friend made a poncho for me to go over my wedding dress. But it was clear, so you could still see my dress, and she bedazzled it, too.

Alex: Okay. Good.




Alex: Fran Altomare, from Pennsylvania originally, is a reader. How many books in your collection?

Fran: I don't have an exact count, but the next show I'll probably be appearing on is "Hoarders". So, there's quite a large number. [Chuckles]

Alex: Thousands and thousands of books.

Fran: Thousands and thousands, yes.

Alex: Now, how do you feel about the ibooks? I'm an old-fashioned guy.

Fran: So am I.

Alex: I want the books.

Fran: I need the tactile, you know I need the whole thing --
the sense, everything.

Alex: Okay. Good. You and I are on the same page on that one.




Alex: Neal Pollack is our champion. Since we're talking about books, you have written some.

Neal: I have written eight books, Alex.

Alex: About...?

Neal: Oh, I've written novels and memoirs. My most recent books
are murder mysteries about a former yoga teacher who becomes a private detective and solves yoga crimes. [Laughter]

Alex: And I should point out, for those of you who weren't with us yesterday, He is a yoga instructor. So he has a solid basis for information on that subject.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Heidi found the Daily Double on the 16th clue. Neal had $2,400, Fran had $2,800, and Heidi was at $2,200. Heidi wagered $1,000.

LET'S GET TOGETHER $600: In 2009, Georgia left the group called this Commonwealth, originally formed in the early 1990s
(Heidi: What is the Baltic Commonwealth?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
ONE "HEART" $1000: A Gilbert & Sullivan operetta says one of these "never won fair lady"

LET'S GET TOGETHER $400: Principally, this & Principe is a republic that became an independent nation in 1975

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Fran: $8,600
Neal: $3,400
Heidi: $2,400

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE ART OF GEORGIA O'KEEFFE (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
MILITARY ACADEMIES & COLLEGES (3/5)
OSCAR-WINNING SCREENPLAYS (4/5)
ON THE MARQUIS (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
ARKANSAS (5/5)
YOU SPEAK FOREIGN? (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Neal: 11 R (including 2 rebounds and 1 DD), 0 W
Heidi: 6 R, 0 W
Fran: 8 R, 4 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,400



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Fran snagged the next Daily Double on the 20th clue. Neal had $11,800, Fran had $13,800, and Heidi was at $6,400. Fran wagered $3,000.

THE ART OF GEORGIA O'KEEFFE $2000: O'Keeffe said, "Artists who spend any time in this city near Santa Fe have to paint the Ranchos Church; here's her take
(Fran: What is Albuquerque?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Neal who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 28th clue. Neal had $15,000, Fran had $10,800, and Heidi was at $6,800. Neal wagered $1,200.

ON THE MARQUIS $1200: Of the British surrender at Yorktown, he said, "The play is over...the fifth act has just come to an end"

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
OSCAR-WINNING SCREENPLAYS $800: 2008: Simon Beaufoy, from the novel "Q & A" by Vikas Swarup

MILITARY ACADEMIES & COLLEGES $1600: Because of its location, Britain's royal military academy is also known as this

MILITARY ACADEMIES & COLLEGES $2000: Along with the service academies, there are 6 senior military colleges-; one is this Texas U. with a 2,200-strong corps of cadets

ON THE MARQUIS $2000: The 1871 Paris movement known by this hippie name was sternly suppressed by the Marquis de Gallifet
(Fran: What is bohemianism?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Neal: $16,200
Fran: $8,800
Heidi: $8,400

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE INTERNET

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Crush for first place.
Neal: Wager $1,401 to cover Fran.
Fran: You have the hope of surpassing Neal if you come up with the correct response. Bet at least $8,001 to force Neal to wager to win while also protecting your position from being usurped by Heidi.
Heidi: Your only hope of a win is that you're the only one to give a correct response, so bet $8,398 or so, leaving a few bucks behind in case someone wagers it all.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The animal for which this computer program is named is actually a red panda

FINAL SCORES
Heidi: $8,400 - $8,000 = $400 (What is su) (3rd place: $1,000)
Fran: $8,800 - $8,200 = $600 (What is raccoon) (2nd place: $2,000)
Neal: $16,200 - $1,401 = $14,799 (What is excel?) (3-day champion: $60,798)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $7,800

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Neal: $16,200, 16 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Fran: $11,800, 24 R, 5 W (including 1 DD)
Heidi: $9,400, 12 R, 1 W (including 1 DD)
Combined Coryat: $37,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Fran: 24/59 = .407
Neal: 16/59 = .271
Heidi: 12/59 = .203
Team: 52/63 = .825

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
WELL-PLAYED, WELL-PAID $600: Kevin Vandam has hooked more than $5 million in prize money going after these game fish
(Fran: What are marlins?)

& FEEL ALL RIGHT $400: (Dr. Oz presents the clue.) I’m Dr. Oz. Trouble sleeping? Check your over-the-counter pain medicine; to help constrict swollen blood vessels, it may contain this alkaloid compound, which could keep you awake

OSCAR-WINNING SCREENPLAYS $2000: 1983: James L, Brooks, from the novel by Larry McMurtry
(Fran: What is Lonesome Dove?)

ARKANSAS $1600: The mineral waters that bubble forth in this national park average 143 degrees
(Fran: What is Mammoth Springs National Park?)

THE ART OF GEORGIA O'KEEFFE $1200: In many of her paintings, O'Keeffe depicted this bony anatomical structure

CORRECT RESPONSES
Commonwealth of Independent States
a faint heart
São Tomé
Taos
(Marquis de) Lafayette
Slumdog Millionaire
Sandhurst
Texas A&M
the Commune
Firefox
bass
caffeine
Terms of Endearment
Hot Springs
pelvis

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Neal Pollack has performed at a consistently high level in his first three wins. It's difficult to pinpoint any single game as his "signature win" to this point. Another win tomorrow will certainly put him in the discussion for the next Tournament of Champions. Good luck in your fourth game, Neal!

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FJ was an instaget for me, mainly because I use that for my search engine. Luckily I didn't write down Foxfire, which is what I always call it.

Good FJ bets all around, though a slight overbet by Neal on the last DD. If he bets less than $600, Fran can't catch him by running the last two clues.

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The Internet
The animal for which this computer program is named is actually a red panda.

Spoiler
What is Firefox? Heidi had no guess; Fran said Raccoon; Neal said Excel.

Neal Pollack: $16,200-$1,401=$14,799...now a 3-day champion with $60,798
Fran Altomare: $8,800-$8,200=$600
Heidi McEchron: $8,400-$8,000=$400
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Thanks! I'm having fun, that's for sure.

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Didn't know men could be named Fran, too.

Anyone catch Alex's stealth pun about Fran preferring actual books? "You and me are on the same page with that one."

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I think this is the first time in forever that I've gotten all of the top boxes right in both rounds.

Faint heart kept me from running Heart.

Can't believe I clammed on caffeine. I consume way too much of that stuff. I think "alkaloid compound" threw me enough for "keep you awake" not to register.

Ran Foreign.

4/5 in Arkansas. I was thinking diamonds on $2000, but had nothing in my head that could possibly link diamonds to Arkansas. I still can't find much of anything linking the two.

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Internet? Could be a total gravy clue for me, or a "what the hell is that?!" clue like Groupon last April. Fortunately, since I happen to use that browser, it was a hyper-ultra-mega-super-instaget.
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"We won't text you the clue."

Oh, Alex. Your lack of tech savvy is so painfully obvious. :lol:

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Good game, but there were some odd TSes. Sao Tome given Principe stood out. And of course, my beloved alma mater.

I have no idea why I know that FJ! fact, but I do.

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lisa0012 wrote:Good game, but there were some odd TSes. Sao Tome given Principe stood out. And of course, my beloved alma mater.

I have no idea why I know that FJ! fact, but I do.
Possibly due to something like this?
http://www.webpronews.com/mozilla-promo ... am-2010-12

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ComingUpMilhouse wrote:Possibly due to something like this?
http://www.webpronews.com/mozilla-promo ... am-2010-12
I think that's how I knew it, too.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:Didn't know men could be named Fran, too.
Vikings

After his retirement as the NFL's all time passing leader, he became co-host of That's Incredible

Revolutionary War

This general from South Carolina was known as the Swamp Fox.

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TenPoundHammer wrote:Didn't know men could be named Fran, too.
Fran Tarkenton, football player and co-host of That's INcredible for one.

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For FJ, Firefox was the only response that came to mind and it seemed reasonable, so I went with it.

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Bamaman wrote:Revolutionary War

This general from South Carolina was known as the Swamp Fox.
You sure on this one? Everything I checked only calls him Francis.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Revolutionary War

This general from South Carolina was known as the Swamp Fox.
You sure on this one? Everything I checked only calls him Francis.
Tarkenton's full name was Francis Asbury Tarkenton. So he named for another famous male Francis.

The guy on the show today is probably Francis.

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I have a cousin named Fran who is a guy. São Tomé surprised me too. Seemed like a slow-witted game but it could just be me winding down after a tough day.

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Bamaman wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:Didn't know men could be named Fran, too.
Vikings

After his retirement as the NFL's all time passing leader, he became co-host of That's Incredible

Revolutionary War

This general from South Carolina was known as the Swamp Fox.
This nature-loving saint has a religious order named for him.

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Anybody manage to get 30/30 in the J round today? I didn't (I've only done that once ever, and possibly will never do it again), but I definitely had an above average performance, with 27 right, 2 clams, and 1 neg. And if I can get close to perfect, then other people here can.

I blurted out "boxing" instead of "bowling" for the sports category at $400. I didn't know it, but boxing was the first sport starting with a B that popped into my head. I realized afterwards that whoever the biggest earning boxer is, must be somebody I've heard of, but that's not true of bowling.

I had a couple of guesses that turned out to be correct. Got "caffeine" at $400 in the rightmost column, despite not knowing it's an alkaloid. I just figured: something that keeps you awake, in a second-row clue?

I guessed "warm" at $600 (edit: in the stories category) because it just kind of "sounded right", but then I missed "cold" at $1000 even though one could say that one "sounded right" as well.

For FJ: I didn't previously know the relevant fact, but "Firefox" came to mind pretty early. I thought it had an excellent chance, being a mammal that's vaguely reddish in color. I spent the rest of the time trying to think of other software things that had mammals in their names, but couldn't think of any other obvious candidates. And I thought, since the category says "Internet", a web browser seemed more likely than other types of programs.

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Possible poll question: How many of us use Mozzarella Mozilla Firefox?
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