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Game Recap for Show #6741, 2013-12-30

Jerry Slowik game 3.

CONTESTANTS
Alexis Browsh, a teacher and tutor from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Armen Terjimanian, a web content producer originally from Troy, Michigan
Jerry Slowik, a writer from Arlington Heights, Illinois (whose 2-day cash winnings total $49,998)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Our last week of 2013 begins with a very good returning champion, and I have to wonder, though, why he didn't risk $2 more so that I'd be able to say, "You have won $50,000," instead of "$49,998". But you may change that today. Armen and Alexis, welcome aboard. Let's go to work. Here comes the Jeopardy! Round. The categories you have to deal with in this round are...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
FLYERS & FLYING (5/5)
CALIFORNIA FOOD FESTIVALS (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
HIGH-SCORING SCRABBLE WORDS (4/5)
THE 1970s (3/5)
LOCO FOR LOGOS (5/5)
"HAPPY" HOUR (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Jerry: 13 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Armen: 8 R, 1 W
Alexis: 5 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,400



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Jerry: $2,800
Armen: $1,400
Alexis: $1,000

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Alexis Browsh is a teacher and a tutor who has a serious problem--an addiction, I guess we'd call it, right?

Alexis: You could call it that. I enjoy gambling. But I combine the gambling with Jeopardy! by playing with my dad every night. We do $2 per round. And--

Alex: Per round?

Alexis: Per round. Double-or-nothing on Final Jeopardy!

Alex: And who's ahead right now?

Alexis: Well, my dad is not quite as ethical as I am sometimes in his scorekeeping...

Alex: Wait, wait a minute, wait a minute. Are you calling your dad a crook on national television?

Alexis: No, he always pays up, but sometimes the scores get a little muddled.

Alex: I see.

Alexis: It was good practice.

Alex: Okay. Good. Dad got a mention.




Alex: Armen Terjimanian, originally from Troy, Michigan. Did I pronounce your last name correctly?

Armen: Yeah--yes, Alex.

Alex: Now, you're training for a marathon.

Armen: That's correct. Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. This will be my fifth marathon in three years.

Alex: What's different about the Marine Corps Marathon? It's the same distance, isn't it?

Armen: It's the same distance, but you're running through, you know, Washington, D.C., through the monuments. You have the Marines--

Alex: I thought you were gonna say, "You have to run through gunfire."

Armen: Yeah, that, too, perhaps. But they start out the race, actually, with gunfire. You know, they got the cannon going. But, um, it's just a great race. I've had fun. This is the third time I'm doing it. I've had fun every time every time I've done it.

Alex: Yeah. if I were in one of those and the guys liked me, they--the gunfire would be aimed at my leg, and I wouldn't have to run at all.




Alex: Jerry Slowik is our champion. He has written a science-fiction novel.

Jerry: True.

Alex: Science-fiction--very popular these days. What's yours about?

Jerry: So I've head. It's, uh--it's about a woman who, um, is an inventor, more or less, and she gains the power to change the past... of those...

Alex: To change the past.

Jerry: Yes.

Alex: And does she work her magic powers in a positive way or a negative way?

Jerry: Positive. She's a heroine.

Alex: Okay, good.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Jerry found the Daily Double on the 29th clue. Jerry had $5,600, Armen had $3,400, and Alexis was at $1,800. Jerry wagered $1,400.

CALIFORNIA FOOD FESTIVALS $800: An Oxnard festival for this condiment advertises that it celebrates "the food, the music, the dance"

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
THE 1970s $800: In June 1978 California voters overwhelmingly approved this amendment to slash property taxes

HIGH-SCORING SCRABBLE WORDS $1000: 8-letter adjective describing the science of animals (20 points)
(Jerry: What is zoology?)

THE 1970s $1000: In 1975 this nation captured the U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez & its crew in the Gulf of Thailand
(Armen: What is Vietnam?)

CALIFORNIA FOOD FESTIVALS $600: A visit to Gilroy's celebration of this stinking rose wouldn't be complete without a scoop of ice cream flavored with it

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Jerry: $8,000
Armen: $3,400
Alexis: $1,800

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
GENEALOGY (3/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
GREEK ISLANDS (4/5)
BIOGRAPHY SUBJECTS (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
MOVIE COMEDY (5/5)
"CO" DEPENDENT (5/5)
GRIMM, GRIM (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Jerry: 14 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Alexis: 7 R (including 2 rebounds), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Armen: 4 R (including 2 rebounds), 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Alexis snagged the next Daily Double on the 7th clue. Jerry had $12,000, Armen had $5,400, and Alexis was at $2,200. Alexis made it a True Daily Double, wagering $2,200.

BIOGRAPHY SUBJECTS $800: An explorer: "The Man Who Presumed"
(Alexis: Who was Columbus?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Jerry who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 30th clue. Jerry had $19,600, Armen had $10,600, and Alexis was at $2,400. Jerry wagered $2,000.

GENEALOGY $2000: With over 10 billion genealogical records. this website says it's the "largest online family history resource"

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
BIOGRAPHY SUBJECTS $2000: A religious leader: "Here I Stand"

GREEK ISLANDS $2000: Today, the only statues you'll find in its Mandraki harbor are 2 statues of a deer species unique to the island

GENEALOGY $1200: Celebrities whose family history has been traced on this TV series include Reba McEntire & Helen Hunt

GENEALOGY $1600: This man's "peerage", dating back to 1826, is a guide to the noble families of the United Kingdom

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Jerry: $21,600 (lock game)
Armen: $10,600
Alexis: $2,400

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORD ORIGINS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; lock for second place.
Jerry: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $399 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Armen: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $5,799 (martian), and enjoy 2nd place.
Alexis: You've no hope of catching up... unless Armen does something stupid. So risk $2,399.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
When evidence was lacking, juries of yore would reply with this Latin word meaning "we do not know"; now it means a dunce

FINAL SCORES
Alexis: $2,400 - $2,000 = $400 (What is no comprende) (3rd place)
Armen: $10,600 - $5,000 = $5,600 (What is no lo contendre) (2nd place)
Jerry: $21,600 + $302 = $21,902 (What is ignoramus?) (49999-day champion: $21,902)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $10,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Jerry: $21,000, 27 R (including 2 DDs), 4 W
Armen: $10,600, 12 R, 1 W
Alexis: $4,600, 12 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Combined Coryat: $36,200

BATTING AVERAGES
Jerry: 28/60 = .467
Armen: 12/58 = .207
Alexis: 12/59 = .203
Team: 52/63 = .825

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
LOCO FOR LOGOS $200: Can you pick me up a little
pick-me-up from this chain?

LOCO FOR LOGOS $400: It's the high-flying company whose logo is seen here

LOCO FOR LOGOS $600: This company's logo
celebrates 60 years in 2013

LOCO FOR LOGOS $800: It went live
March 21, 2006

LOCO FOR LOGOS $1000: Get up to speed
with this speedy automaker

MOVIE COMEDY $800: Though he didn't speak,
this man helped deliver laughs in comedy classics like "Horse Feathers"

"CO" DEPENDENT $400: This word is from the Latin for "to work with"
(Jerry: What is co-worker?)

"CO" DEPENDENT $1600: Congo & Zambia have more than half the world's reserves of ores of this element, atomic number 27
(Jerry: What is copper?)

GENEALOGY $800: (Kelly of the Clue Crew presnts the clue on a monitor.) Anne and Oscar share
the same grandfather, John. Therefore,
Oscar is this relation to Anne

GRIMM, GRIM $1200: As proof this girl is dead, the huntsman brings a boar's lung to the stepmom, who later dances herself to death
(Jerry: Who is Little Red Riding Hood?)

GRIMM, GRIM $1600: 2 of these animals were harmed big-time in "Little Red-Cap"; one by a rough diet of stones, the other by drowning
(Alexis: What is Little Red Riding Hood?)

CORRECT RESPONSES
salsa
Proposition 13
zoologic
Cambodia
garlic
Henry Morton Stanley
ancestry.com
Martin Luther
Rhodes
Who Do You Think You Are?
John Burke
ignoramus
Starbucks
Qantas
Playboy
Twitter
Ferarri
Harpo Marx
cooperate
cobalt
cousin
Snow White
wolves

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Word Origins
When evidence was lacking, juries of yore would reply with this Latin word meaning "We do now know"; now it means a dunce

Spoiler
What is ignoramus? Alexis said no comprende; Armen said no lo contendre

Jerry Slowik: $21,600+$302=$21,902...now a 3-day champion with $71,900
Armen Terjimanian: $10,600-$5,000=$5,600
Alexis Browsh: $2,400-$2,000=$400
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Frankly stunned at that last DD question.

How is Ancestry.com a worthy question for a $2000 answer?

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3/5 on Scrabble. Clammed on "equalize", and didn't notice "adjective" in $1000.

NHO "Happy Together" or The Turtles to keep me at 4/5 in Happy.

Good to know that blanking on Qantas didn't cost me the run in Logos, because I don't think i've ever seen Ferrari's logo before. (Am I the only one amused by the fact that an airline is using a kangaroo for its logo since a female kangaroo is called a flyer?)

The Wright Brothers published a newspaper?!? Forgetting the category had me baffled on that one. I also whiffed with "around the world" instead of "Transatlantic", which to me seemed like a total coin flip if you weren't sure.

0/5 in 1970s. Not a glimmer of recognition across the category.

Missed only Garlic in Food Festivals.

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Judges: I assume that "collaborate", which also comes from "to work with", works on "Co" for $400? A run is on the line here.

Hitchcock was British?!?

Rapunzel and coefficient can join ancestry.com in the "way overvalued at $2000" club IMO.

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No hope on FJ! Spent the whole 30 seconds trying to remember what "know" was in Latin and coming up empty. I wasn't getting "ignoramus" if you had spotted me "ignor". I don't think I've heard that word in over a decade.
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Jerry is impressive!

I picked up Lach trash on "garlic"

I got FJ, so I wasn't an "ignoramus" on that clue!

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TenPoundHammer wrote:Hitchcock was British?!?
Obviously you've never heard him speak.

I don't remember the cue exactly, but I suspect 'collaborate' would work (different root, but comes from the Latin for 'to labor together').

Sadly, FJ wasn't coming to me in the 30 seconds.

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I too did not know Hitchcock was British.
I had "idiot" for FJ and felt good about it, because I thought the prefix "idio-" as in "idiopathic" meant "unknown."

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For Final, I began with words for "dunce" and picked the first one I thought of that sounded Latin.

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Agreed about ancestry.com.

I went the no comprendo route and ended up with nincompoop. Which seems to have no clear origin, but I still like it.

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Well, don't I feel like an.... :roll:

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lisa0012 wrote: I went the no comprendo route and ended up with nincompoop. Which seems to have no clear origin, but I still like it.
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Jeebus, J! clue writers, could you get the Scrabble point values correct next time? Many millions of people who have played know the 'bingo bonus' of 50 points. It behoves you to get that basic info correct (not that it's that useful- were contestants really adding up the face value of the tiles in their heads? I don't think so).

$200: FLAPJACK: 26 ^76
$400 EQUALIZE: 26 ^76
$600 QUIXOTIC:26 ^76
$800 OXIDZED: 26 ^76
$1000 ZOOLOGIC 20 ^70

Maybe they could just leave off the Scrabble mention and just call it "Crossword Clues" because that's what it really is.

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El Jefe wrote:Jeebus, J! clue writers, could you get the Scrabble point values correct next time? Many millions of people who have played know the 'bingo bonus' of 50 points. It behoves you to get that basic info correct (not that it's that useful- were contestants really adding up the face value of the tiles in their heads? I don't think so).

$200: FLAPJACK: 26 ^76
$400 EQUALIZE: 26 ^76
$600 QUIXOTIC:26 ^76
$800 OXIDZED: 26 ^76
$1000 ZOOLOGIC 20 ^70

Maybe they could just leave off the Scrabble mention and just call it "Crossword Clues" because that's what it really is.

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All of those words could be formed without Bingoing, though.

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corvo wrote:Frankly stunned at that last DD question.

How is Ancestry.com a worthy question for a $2000 answer?
I'd thought perhaps it was a LDS website. Ancestry.com seemed a little too obvious.

No clue on FJ. I tried to think of words for dunce, but didn't come up with the right one.

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econgator wrote:
El Jefe wrote:Jeebus, J! clue writers, could you get the Scrabble point values correct next time? Many millions of people who have played know the 'bingo bonus' of 50 points. It behoves you to get that basic info correct (not that it's that useful- were contestants really adding up the face value of the tiles in their heads? I don't think so).

$200: FLAPJACK: 26 ^76
$400 EQUALIZE: 26 ^76
$600 QUIXOTIC:26 ^76
$800 OXIDZED: 26 ^76
$1000 ZOOLOGIC 20 ^70

Maybe they could just leave off the Scrabble mention and just call it "Crossword Clues" because that's what it really is.

Jeffrey
All of those words could be formed without Bingoing, though.
Then the category should be called LOW SCRABBLE SCORES or JQXZ words but declining to maximize the scores? Pretty unhelpful.

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TenPoundHammer wrote: I also whiffed with "around the world" instead of "Transatlantic", which to me seemed like a total coin flip if you weren't sure.
Lindbergh didn't lead you towards it being a transAtlantic flight?

No chance on FJ. I got stuck trying to make something out of nolo contendere as well. Didn't help when Alex laughed at me.

I wonder if he added the $2 to his bet (rather than betting the max safe amount) just to make Alex happy.

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corvo wrote:Frankly stunned at that last DD question.

How is Ancestry.com a worthy question for a $2000 answer?
Worse, it felt like they were sacrificing an important Daily Double clue for a commercial.

Brands and business names are a part of the culture, so I expect them to be fair fodder for a test of knowledge, but it feels like more clues lately have doubled as product placements.

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goforthetie wrote:
lisa0012 wrote: I went the no comprendo route and ended up with nincompoop. Which seems to have no clear origin, but I still like it.
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With a correct response on that last clue, Jerry Slowik accomplished a rare feat -- over the last eleven seasons, just eleven contestants have had a lock in each of their first three games:
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Elizabeth Baxter, Travis Troyer, Brian Weikle, Anne Boyd, Jason Richards, Bill MacDonald, Steve Unite, David Skaar, Kevin Joyce, Ryan Chaffee, and Stephanie Jass.
Surprisingly, just one Correction: Just three of those people managed to do it in their fourth game as well:
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Anne Boyd, Jason Richards, and Steve Unite (going further back I can add Rick Knutsen, Robin Carroll, Bob Harris, and Chuck Forrest...any others?).

ETA: Also Jonathan Groff and Michael Day, thanks to two posts in another thread. They join Rick 'n Robin ( ;) ) as the only contestants known to lock up their first five games...Chuck's fifth game was a lock-tie (which the Archive does not consider a lock), but since he was heading for retirement, it may as well be considered a runaway.
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