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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6743, 2014-01-01

CONTESTANTS
John Coulter, a creative director from Henderson, Nevada
Bridget O'Donnell, a law-enforcement specialist from Burlington, Vermont
Jerry Slowik, a writer from Arlington Heights, Illinois (whose 4-day cash winnings total $98,800)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and happy new year to each and every one of you. And a big thank-you to those of you who decided to watch our show today instead of the dozen of college football games that are being played. Bridget and John, welcome aboard. Jerry, nice to see you again. You're a shade under $100,000. Let's see what happens today. Good luck. Here we go. What are the categories we have awaiting these three?

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
NATIONAL MEMORIALS (5/5)
DYLAN SONGS IN OTHER WORDS (5/5) (Alex: ...talking about Bob Dylan.)
ROMAN ARCHITECTURE TERMS (3/5)
PORTRAITS IN HISTORY (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
GUESS WHAT I'VE GOT? (5/5)
"O-M-G"! (4/5) (Alex: Each response will contain those three letters in that order.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Jerry: 14 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Bridget: 6 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
John: 6 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,200



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
John found the Daily Double on the 8th clue. Jerry had $1,000, Bridget had $600, and John was at $1,000. John made it a True Daily Double, wagering $1,000.

PORTRAITS IN HISTORY $1000: He's the Italian hero pictured here--you might recognize him by the color of his attire
(John: He's a red shirt. [chuckles] Who is... I don't know.)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Jerry: $2,400
Bridget: $600
John: -$200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Nowadays, we don't hear as much about the Peace Corps as we did 20 years ago, but it was very important for you, John Coulter. Tell us why.

John: Well, I met my wife there. We were both agriculture volunteers. And that was 20 years ago.

Alex: Where were you guys working at the time?

John: In the Dominican Republic.

Alex: Teaching or...?

John: Helping farmers reduce pesticides and with erosion --things of that nature.

Alex: Looking back on it --and forgetting about the fact that you met your wife there --good experience, great experience?

John: Toughest job you'll ever love.

Alex: You'll ever love?

John: Yes.

Alex: Way to say it. Good.




Alex: Bridget O'Donnell, a law-enforcement specialist from Vermont.

Bridget: Yes. Hi.

Alex: This lady is unique, ladies and gentlemen. She doesn't own...

Bridget: A cellphone.

Alex: Good for you. [Bridget chuckles] You are gutsy.

Bridget: I just like to not be in contact with people 24/7. And I think that it does not foster communication. I think it isolates people, the cellphone.

Alex: Yeah. Now, do you --to make this double good.

Bridget: Mm-hmm?

Alex: Do you also own a fountain pen?

Bridget: [chuckling] No, I don't. [laughing]

Alex: Darn! I was hoping for that one.

Bridget: Sorry.




Alex: Okay, our champion, Jerry Slowik. You, before earning a lot of money as a contestant on Jeopardy!, were earning extra money as a security guard where?

Jerry: Quite right. At an Asian supermarket.

Alex: Asian supermarket.

Jerry: Yes.

Alex: Has your experience allowed you to learn any of the Asian languages --Japanese or Chinese?

Jerry: Unfortunately, no. I've been trying. I know a few phrases.

Alex: But one of your ambitions is to attend the Olympics in Japan in 2020, is it?

Jerry: Yes. Hopefully make it there.

Alex: So you want to learn Japanese before that.

Jerry: It'd be a good idea.

Alex: Good idea. Okay. You can afford it now, you know.

Jerry: Yes.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
"O-M-G"! $600: In 1961 this upscale chain of department stores introduced the first designer shopping bags

ROMAN ARCHITECTURE TERMS $600: In a Roman villa, a cenatio was a formal one of these

ROMAN ARCHITECTURE TERMS $1000: A sacrarium was one of these in a home or temple, smaller than the L.A. awards show venue dating from 1926
(John: What is the academy?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Jerry: $5,600
Bridget: $3,400
John: $2,600

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
WRITERS IN PRISON (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
WHICH CABLE NETWORK? (5/5)
GEOGRAPHIC NAME CHANGES (3/5)
BOTANY (2/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
STANDARD TIME DIFFERENCES (4/5)
TAKE A WALK ON THE MILD SIDE (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Jerry: 12 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Bridget: 8 R, 3 W (including 1 DD)
John: 3 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 6
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $8,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Jerry snagged the next Daily Double on the 10th clue. Jerry had $7,200, Bridget had $3,000, and John was at $5,800. Jerry made it a True Daily Double, wagering $7,200.

WRITERS IN PRISON $800: He spent 30 days in jail for vagrancy in 1894 before heading to the Klondike, the setting for some of his best stories

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Bridget who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 25th clue. Jerry had $20,400, Bridget had $10,600, and John was at $5,800. Bridget wagered $3,400.

BOTANY $2000: In the scientific name of the common onion, Allium cepa L., the "L" stands for this botanist
(Bridget: What is I have absolutely no idea?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
TAKE A WALK ON THE MILD SIDE $800: The posterior muscular portion that separates the oral cavity from the nasal cavity is this palate

BOTANY $1200: The seeds of the red-bead tree were once used to weigh gold due to their uniform weight: 4 seeds equal this metric measure
(Jerry: What is a karat?)
(Bridget: What is a centimeter?)

GEOGRAPHIC NAME CHANGES $800: This modern African republic was once known as Abyssinia
(Bridget: What is Egypt?)
...
(Alex: I believe you misspoke, Bridget. You knew that.)
(Bridget: I did, indeed.)

GEOGRAPHIC NAME CHANGES $1600: For awhile in the 20th century, it was the Malagasy Republic
[ERRATUM: "Awhile" should have read "a while".]

BOTANY $1600: Also called cape jasmine due to its fragrance, this corsage flower was named for a Charleston, South Carolina physician

STANDARD TIME DIFFERENCES $2000: Next, time to call a buddy in Tel Aviv, this many hours ahead of NYC

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Jerry: $21,600 (lock game)
Bridget: $10,000
John: $5,800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; crush for second place.
Jerry: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $1,599 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Bridget: Wager $1,601 to cover John.
John: You have the hope of surpassing Bridget for second place if you come up with the correct response or if your opponent fails to. Bet between $2,600 and $5,798.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This intellectual forum started in 1984, bringing together people from 3 different industries, hence its 3-letter name

FINAL SCORES
John: $5,800 - $5,001 = $799 (What is NSA?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Bridget: $10,000 - $4,200 = $5,800 (What is GMC) (2nd place: $2,000)
Jerry: $21,600 + $1,400 = $23,000 (What is TED?) (5-day champion: $121,800)
(Alex: [revealing Jerry's response] And he came up with the correct one -- "[*]", for Technology, Entertainment, and Design.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $10,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Jerry: $15,200, 26 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Bridget: $13,400, 14 R, 4 W (including 1 DD)
John: $6,800, 9 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Combined Coryat: $35,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Jerry: 27/59 = .458
Bridget: 14/59 = .237
John: 9/59 = .153
Team: 50/63 = .794

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
PORTRAITS IN HISTORY $200: One thing you'd never hear from him--"I'm not the marrying kind"

PORTRAITS IN HISTORY $400: His wife, Abigail, called the portrait of him painted by Samuel Morse "a stern, unpleasing likeness"

PORTRAITS IN HISTORY $600: He's the French author & philosopher seen here, book in hand

PORTRAITS IN HISTORY $800: He came, he saw, he conquered in South America

GUESS WHAT I'VE GOT? $800: A key from this organization founded in 1776 that believes "Love of Learning is the Guide of Life"
(Jerry: What is 4-H?)

NATIONAL MEMORIALS $200: Justice & hope are forever enshrined in this man's Washington, D.C. memorial

NATIONAL MEMORIALS $400: The memorial to veterans of this war was dedicated on July 27, 1995 by Bill Clinton & Kim Young Sam
(Bridget: What is the Vietnam War?)

TAKE A WALK ON THE MILD SIDE $2000: In Congress-speak, "the chair recognizes" not "the man from Montana" but this type of "man from Montana"
(Jerry: What is [*]? [*]man?)
(Alex: [*]man -- the distinguished [*]man, usually.)

BOTANY $800: (Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Alaska.) Parts of Southeast Alaska receive about 70 inches of precipitation a year, creating a lush, temperate type of this forest that you might expect to find much further south

CORRECT RESPONSES
Garibaldi
Bloomingdale's
dining room
a shrine
Jack London
Carolus Linnaeus
the soft palate
a gram
Ethiopia
Madagascar
a gardenia
seven
TED
Henry VIII
John Adams
Voltaire
Pizarro
Phi Beta Kappa
Martin Luther King, Jr.
the Korean War
gentle
rainforest

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Re: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by legendneverdies » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:41 am

NBC has hockey from 1-4PM(approx.) EST, ABC the Capital One Bowl from 1-4:30PM(approx.) EST, both NBC and ABC are carrying the TOurnament of Roses parade from 11AM-1PM EST. J! and WOF will probably air tonight if it airs outside of those times on ABC or NBC stations, or airs on a CBS CW FOX or Mynetwork station(barring local preemption)

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Post by Budphrey » Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:43 pm

Hooray for Channel 7 in Chicago, for once! When bowl game coverage was scheduled to go an hour past Jeopardy!'s start time, they decided to move J! only an hour later, not to the usual 2:07 a.m. Think that has anything to do with a 4-time champ from its broadcast area?
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Re: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:42 pm

Nonprofit Organizations
This intellectual forum started in 1984, bringing together people from 3 different industries, hence its 3-letter name.

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What is TED? John said NSA; Bridget said GMC.


Jerry Slowik: $21,600+$1,400=$23,000...now a 5-day champion with $121,800
Bridget O'Donnell: $10,000-$4,200=$5,800
John Coulter: $5,800-$5,001=$799
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Re: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Budphrey » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:53 pm

Surprised that "Buffalo Head Nickel" was accepted. Judges?
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:27 pm

4/5 in Dylan. I said "Door of Heaven" instead of "Heaven's Door" for some stupid reason.

NHO Pizarro or Garibaldi, and clammed on Voltaire.

"OMG" should've been a run, but "type of flight" had me thinking of styles of planes, or terms like transcontinental, nonstop, etc. Never would've gotten "nonsmoking". Also had a brain fart and couldn't pull Wyoming in time.

What was supposed to lead to Lincoln Memorial for $1000?

Roman was the only tough category for me in J!, with only $200 right.

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"Gentleman" was my only miss in Mild. Never heard that expression.

Jerry had balls on that Writers DD.

Totally lost in Geographic Name Changes. What was the TOM for Istanbul on $400?

0/5 in Botany too. Had no idea that any trees have thorns. I clammed on rainforest and Linneaus since I thought both were overvalued.

-1/5 in Standard Time. I botched $400 by saying five instead, which flustered me badly on the next two. And I have no idea how many hours ahead any of Europe is. Is that kind of thing really common knowledge?!

Overall, my only other two gets in DJ! were $400 and $1200 in Cable. NHO the shows at $800 and $1600, and couldn't remember what network White Collar is on.

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Never heard of "TED", so I was lost on this.
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Re: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by lisa0012 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:37 pm

That TDD was great.
If I were Bridget I would have buzzed in on the last clue and guessed.
Got FJ! at about 25 seconds.

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Post by esrever » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:43 pm

Ran the category "Walk On The Mild Side" (I ran a walk!)

Picked up Lach trash on "gram"

Didn't get FJ. I sometimes listen to the "TED Radio Hour" show on public radio, but I didn't think of TED.

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Post by Leander » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:01 pm

lisa0012 wrote:That TDD was great.
If I were Bridget I would have buzzed in on the last clue and guessed.
Got FJ! at about 25 seconds.
Yeah, given there was a narrow range of possible answers on the last question, I thought she should have guessed.

Got TED pretty quickly, but I've watched a couple of their talks.

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Post by StevenH » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:04 pm

I said "Buffalo Head Nickel." Why would it not be accepted?

This was a very easy board, except that I was completely lost in the "time zone differences" category. Maybe it's because I don't travel much, but I didn't think that time zone differences were something that I should know (although the top two clues were no problem).

I would have also gone TDD on the first DJ round DD, that Jerry found. Props to him for making the correct wager.

The female contestant looked like she had never heard of Carl Linnaeus when he was revealed as the correct response to the second DJ round DD. It ended up not mattering, but it's a good thing that she didn't wager almost everything, as I thought that she should have.

I had no idea on FJ. I really know nothing about TED, and I wouldn't have guessed that it has been around for that long.

I haven't been super impressed with Jerry's play in the J and DJ rounds, but he is 5/5 on FJs so far, so he could be one to watch when ToC time comes.

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Post by Jaksiel » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:13 pm

Yeah, I can't believe Bridget didn't realize she needed to guess at the last clue. That seems to be happening a lot lately.

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Post by davey » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:17 pm

I'm just glad we didn't have to remember what TED stands for - it's simple in retrospect, but I don't think I could have done it...
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Post by goforthetie » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:21 pm

Jaksiel wrote:Yeah, I can't believe Bridget didn't realize she needed to guess at the last clue. That seems to be happening a lot lately.
She doesn't even have the arithmetic excuse, given that her score was a nice round $10000.

Appropriately going TDD makes Jerry very easy to root for. That whole category was overvalued, though; Dostoyevsky could have been in the $400 box, given that he would have been the universal category pre-call.

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Post by jeff6286 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:27 pm

Can someone give me the spelling of the two challengers' names on tonight's show? My screen was blocked by massive local weather bulletins during the introductions, and I couldn't make out John's last name at all.
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Post by goforthetie » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:30 pm

jeff6286 wrote:Can someone give me the spelling of the two challengers' names on tonight's show? The screen was blocked by massive local weather bulletins during the introductions, and I couldn't make out John's last name at all.
Bridget O'Donnell - Burlington, VT (WPTZ)
John Coulter - Henderson, NV (KLAS)

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Post by goforthetie » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:32 pm

StevenH wrote: I haven't been super impressed with Jerry's play in the J and DJ rounds, but he is 5/5 on FJs so far, so he could be one to watch when ToC time comes.
5 post-DJ leads out of 5, four of which are locks, says much more than the 5/5 on FJ.

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Post by ElendilPickle » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:40 pm

Instaget on FJ, though I thought it stood for Technology, Education, and Design.

Jerry is pretty impressive!
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Re: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:46 pm

goforthetie wrote:
StevenH wrote: I haven't been super impressed with Jerry's play in the J and DJ rounds, but he is 5/5 on FJs so far, so he could be one to watch when ToC time comes.
5 post-DJ leads out of 5, four of which are locks, says much more than the 5/5 on FJ.
I have to disagree, since Robin Carroll and Jonathan Groff are two of only four contestants who won all five of their regular games in locks, before the "Sky's the Limit" rule was implemented (Chuck Forrest and Rick Knutsen were the other two).

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Post by goforthetie » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:52 pm

StevenH wrote:
goforthetie wrote:
StevenH wrote: I haven't been super impressed with Jerry's play in the J and DJ rounds, but he is 5/5 on FJs so far, so he could be one to watch when ToC time comes.
5 post-DJ leads out of 5, four of which are locks, says much more than the 5/5 on FJ.
I have to disagree, since Robin Carroll and Jonathan Groff are two of only four contestants who won all five of their regular games in locks, before the "Sky's the Limit" rule was implemented (Chuck Forrest and Rick Knutsen were the other two).
I'm not sure what your point is here. You seem to be agreeing with me and disagreeing with your previous post.

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