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Thursday, January 2, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6744, 2014-01-02

CONTESTANTS
Rachel Samberg, an academic tutor and performer from New York, New York
Sarah Olson, a project coordinator from El Cerrito, California
Jerry Slowik, a writer from Arlington Heights, Illinois (whose 5-day cash winnings total $121,800)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny Gilbert. Happy New Year, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our show. Another day, another year.
Before we get into the first round, I want to explain something I said
at the end of yesterday's program. I said, "We're gonna have to bring in some really good contestants to face Jerry, because he is so good."
I did not mean to imply that the people he has defeated so far in those five games were not good. They were, but a lot depends on the categories. And Rachel and Sarah, you're hoping that the categories that come up today are more to your liking than to his. Here we go, into the Jeopardy! Round. Now let's see those categories.

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
JANUARY HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES (3/5)
JOINING THE TV CAST LATER (5/5)
WORLD OF FACTS (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
JOE PARTY (5/5)
BASS (3/5)
"ACK" WORDS (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Sarah: 11 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 0 W
Jerry: 11 R, 1 W
Rachel: 3 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,800



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Sarah found the Daily Double on the 10th clue. Jerry had $1,200, Sarah had $1,800, and Rachel was at $1,000. Sarah wagered $600.

WORLD OF FACTS $800: In 1808 Prince John made this New World city the capital of the Portuguese empire

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Sarah: $4,000
Jerry: $1,800
Rachel: $1,000

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Rachel Samberg is a member of an all-female musical...

Rachel: Musical improv team.

Alex: ...improv team

Rachel: Yes, called The Jezebels. We perform in the city at the Magnet Theater, and we're definitely the only all-female improv, musical improv team in New York. We might be the only one in the world.

Alex: Really?

Rachel: We're definitely the best.

Alex: Okay.

Rachel: [ laughs ]

Alex: Well, modesty...good.




Alex: Sarah Olson is a project coordinator from El Cerrito, California, who got married...

Sarah: Uh, just...

Alex: ...on an earthquake fault where?

Sarah: Well, it's not too hard to find places with an earthquake fault running through them in the bay area. We thought maybe we would not tell the guests about that beforehand, just in case.

Alex: Uh-huh. How many guests showed up?

Sarah: Oh, most of 'em --about 50 or 60. It was pretty small.

Alex: Okay.




Alex: All right, our champion is Jerry Slowik. He is a writer. You have earned over $120,000 as a contestant on Jeopardy! How does that compare to your earnings --your previous earnings as a writer?

Jerry: It knocks it out of the park. It's quite a fortune. Yeah.

Alex: You have earned more money on this show than you have earned in your entire life. Am I correct?

Jerry: That's another way to put it, yeah.

Alex: [ laughing ] "another way to put it" indeed.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
WORLD OF FACTS $400: Famous in World War II, Tobruk is a Mediterranean port in this North African country

JANUARY HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES $600: January 20 is Philately Day! Also, it's this big day, thanks to the 20th Amendment

JANUARY HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES $1000: Rice pudding is eaten on Thai Pongal, a January festival of this people of Sri Lanka & southern India

BASS $800: A 1967 tournament of 106 fishermen evolved into this "classic" tournament with a half million dollar prize to the winner

BASS $1000: This "stellar" bass family lends its name to "the most popular recreational sailboat in history"

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Sarah: $6,400
Jerry: $4,600
Rachel: $2,400

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
A SLAYING SONG TONIGHT (4/5)
THIS & THAT (4/5)
AMERICAN HISTORY (2/4, including 1 missed Daily Double)
TUNNELS (2/5)
WORD ORIGINS (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
STONE COLD JANE AUSTEN (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Sarah: 8 R, 1 W
Jerry: 8 R, 3 W (including 2 DDs)
Rachel: 5 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 6
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $10,400



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Jerry snagged the next Daily Double on the 10th clue. Jerry had $6,200, Sarah had $13,600, and Rachel was at $3,600. Jerry made it a True Daily Double, wagering $6,200.

WORD ORIGINS $2000: This purplish red is named for a town in northern Italy
(Jerry: What is fuchsia?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Jerry who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 28th clue. Jerry had $5,600, Sarah had $12,800, and Rachel was at $4,800. Jerry made it a True Daily Double, wagering $5,600.

AMERICAN HISTORY $1200: In May 1857, 2 months after his famous Supreme Court decision, he was freed by Taylor Blow of St. Louis
(Jerry: Who is Plessy?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
THIS & THAT $2000: On July 9 members of this faith observe the anniversary of the martyrdom of the Bab

A SLAYING SONG TONIGHT $2000: In a song by The Killers, "there ain't no motive for this crime" because this girl "was a friend of mine"

TUNNELS $1200: The dangerous job of tunnel digger is also called "sand" this animal
(Sarah: What is mole?)

TUNNELS $1600: On Nov. 27, 2000 this country's King Harald opened Laerdal tunnel, the world's longest road tunnel at 15.2 miles

AMERICAN HISTORY $1600: With the consent of Massachusetts, this state was admitted to the union as part of the Missouri compromise in 1820

TUNNELS $2000: Connecting Midtown Manhattan with Weehawken, N.J., it's one of the world's busiest vehicular tunnels
(Rachel: What is the Holland Tunnel?)
(Jerry: What is the Holland Tunnel?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Sarah: $12,800 (lock game)
Rachel: $4,800
Jerry: $800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ACTORS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; lock for second place.
Sarah: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $3,199 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Rachel: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $3,199 (martian), and enjoy 2nd place.
Jerry: You've no hope of catching up... unless Rachel does something stupid. So risk $799.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In the '50s he won a Tony for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical & a Best Actor Oscar for playing the same role, a monarch

FINAL SCORES
Jerry: $800 + $800 = $1,600 (Who is Yul Brynner?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Rachel: $4,800 + $3,000 = $7,800 (Who is Yule Brenner) (2nd place: $2,000)
Sarah: $12,800 - $2,200 = $10,600 (Who is Peter O'Toole?) (New champion: $10,600)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $14,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Sarah: $13,000, 19 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Jerry: $12,600, 19 R, 4 W (including 2 DDs)
Rachel: $4,800, 8 R, 1 W
Combined Coryat: $30,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Jerry: 20/60 = .333
Sarah: 19/59 = .322
Rachel: 9/58 = .155
Team: 48/63 = .762

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
BASS $200: Sure, there's a hook, but the bass seen here are really chasing this four-letter decoy

BASS $600: The markings of the rockfish give it the alternate name -- this bass
(Jerry: What is the spotted bass?)

STONE COLD JANE AUSTEN $400: In 2013, a London lake got a 12-foot statue of this Austen character

STONE COLD JANE AUSTEN $1200: Glenda Jackson brings this novel to life in audio book form

STONE COLD JANE AUSTEN $2000: This novel with a monastic title was sold to a publisher in 1803 but didn't appear until after Jane died in 1817
...
[applause for Sarah's run of the category]
(Alex: Now, aren't you happy that you
read all those Jane Austen books when you were a young girl?)

AMERICAN HISTORY $800: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) With Missouri as its starting point, the Great Plains, the Rockies, and the present state Capitals of Salt Lake City, Carson City, and Sacramento were on the route of this 19th century service
...
[End-of-round signal sounds.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
Rio de Janeiro
Libya
Inauguration Day
Tamils
Bassmaster Classic
sunfish
magenta
Dred Scott
Bahá'í
Jenny
hog
Norway
Maine
Lincoln Tunnel
Yul Brynner
lure
striped bass
(Mr.) Darcy
Sense and Sensibility
Northanger Abbey
Pony Express

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Re: Thursday, January 2, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:31 am

Actors
In the '50s, he won a Tony for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical & a Best Actor Oscar for playing the same role, a monarch.


Spoiler
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Who is Yul Brynner? Sarah said Peter O'Toole.


Sarah Olson: $12,800-$2,200=$10,600...now a 1-day champion with $10,600
Rachel Samberg: $4,800+$3,000=$7,800
Jerry Slowik: $800+$800=$1,600
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:27 pm

I missed the first half of J! because my mom doesn't know the meaning of the words "hurry up". I'll comment on that when I get those clues.

I had brain lock on what the 20th Amendment did. Inauguration, duh.

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NHO heliotrope.

No hope in Jane Austen. NHO Mr. Darcy either, but $800 and $1200 rang bells at least.

Me on the Word Origins DD: "What is magen— nah, Fuchsia sounds more Italian, go with that. SON OF A—!!!!"

Parma = ham and cheese?! Huh?!

Word Origins was a category in DJ!, and a FJ! category earlier this week. Have they ever duplicated a category like that before?

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Blah blah blah monarch blah blah 50's = Yul Brynner. I had it before he was done reading the clue.
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Post by lisa0012 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:30 pm

That was a rough one. Good luck to Jerry in the TOC.
Instaget FJ!, but I was wondering if his name would get butchered.

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Post by wallzy41 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:30 pm

FJ was a no go tonight. Also, sad to see Jerry go. But one criticism of tonight's game... how was Lincoln tunnel a ts?!?!?

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Post by econgator » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:34 pm

Plessy???

Instaget FJ.

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Post by esrever » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:35 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Me on the Word Origins DD: "What is magen— nah, Fuchsia sounds more Italian, go with that.
I also said fuchsia, but did not think of magenta.

Picked up Lach trash on "Libya", "Tamils" and "sandhog"

Got FJ.

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Post by Leander » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:36 pm

wallzy41 wrote:FJ was a no go tonight. Also, sad to see Jerry go. But one criticism of tonight's game... how was Lincoln tunnel a ts?!?!?
Not only that, but Jerry going for Holland on the rebound from Holland? Probably would have won with more conservative play at the end, given how FJ ended up.

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Post by El Jefe » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:44 pm

Well the reign of Jerry is over. The two different DD chances were properly bet and one was very tough:

WORD ORIGINS: "THIS PURPLISH RED IS NAMED FOR A TOWN IN NORTHERN ITALY"
J: "WHAT IS FUCHSIA?"
Right A: "What is Magenta?"
$6200-->0[/spoiler]

and the other was just answered incorrectly/reasoned poorly (maybe Jerry took a 1/2 chance from two cases he knew from back then?)

AMERICAN HISTORY: "IN MAY 1857, TWO MONTHS AFTER HIS FAMOUS SUPREME COURT DECISION, HE WAS FREED BY TAYLOR BLOW OF ST. LOUIS"
J: "Who is Plessy?"
Right A: "Who is Dred Scott?"
Result: 0

FJ:
JERRY: 800
SARAH: 12,800
RACHEL: 4,800
CATEGORY: ACTORS: IN THE '50S HE WON A TONY FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL & A BEST ACTOR OSCAR FOR PLAYING THE SAME ROLE, A MONARCH
Spoiler
Show
J: WHO IS YUL BRYNNER?
S: WHO IS PETER O'TOOLE?
R: WHO IS YULE [sic] BRYNNER?
Dang Jerry, sad to see you go, you made a great competitor.

Jeffrey
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Post by norge0209 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:45 pm

Does anyone remember the question in the category Tunnels about the underground tunnel connecting Europe and Asia?

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Post by El Jefe » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:48 pm

wallzy41 wrote:... how was Lincoln tunnel a ts?!?!?
I didn't get that one, but the contestant from NYC is the principal one who should be hanging her head on that one.

Obviously Jerry thought he heard the New Yukker say 'Holling Tunnel' or something, and considering the number of times he or his opp. came within a letter of getting it right should anyone blame him that he thought he heard a near-miss?

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Post by StevenH » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:06 pm

Did the contestant who won the game get a single clue after the one she got immediately after she ran the Jane Austen category?

I also went 5/5 in the Jane Austen category, but most of the other categories weren't very kind to me.

I lost out on the 50/50 guess between fuchsia and magenta. Even though he missed both DDs and should have known Dred Scott, I really liked that Jerry recognized that he needed to wager big on those DDs.

On the $2000 clue on the Killers song, I interpreted the clue to mean that it was looking for the name of a crime, not the name of a person. I could have just read it wrong, and it would have been a big help if I had actually been familiar with the song.

It was a bad move by Jerry in the situation that he was in to buzz in with "Holland Tunnel," but with the way that Alex ruled the first contestant who rang in with it as incorrect it did sound like he was implying that she got close to the name.

I had no idea on FJ. I said Laurence Olivier, just to have something. I was trying to think of Paul Scofield's name, during the think music, so I am glad that it wasn't him! I might have guessed Peter O'Toole, but from the coverage about his death a few weeks ago, I knew that he never won the Best Actor Oscar.

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Post by Bamaman » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:09 pm

I had Olivier for FJ, bleah.

Bad exit for Jerry, we'll see him again whenever they get around to the next TOC.

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Post by StevenH » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:09 pm

El Jefe wrote:
wallzy41 wrote:... how was Lincoln tunnel a ts?!?!?
I didn't get that one, but the contestant from NYC is the principal one who should be hanging her head on that one.

Obviously Jerry thought he heard the New Yukker say 'Holling Tunnel' or something, and considering the number of times he or his opp. came within a letter of getting it right should anyone blame him that he thought he heard a near-miss?

Jeffrey
I heard her say the name correctly (Holland Tunnel). It was Alex's tone when he ruled her incorrect that made it sound like she said the correct name incorrectly. It was a bad move by Jerry, but I can't blame him when the pressure is on like that.

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Post by Vermonter » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:21 pm

El Jefe wrote:
wallzy41 wrote:... how was Lincoln tunnel a ts?!?!?
I didn't get that one, but the contestant from NYC is the principal one who should be hanging her head on that one.
This is one you can screw yourself over by overthinking, as I did. Alexander Hamilton (who was shot in Weehawken Heights) is buried on Fulton Street in downtown Manhattan. His grave is right near the Holland Tunnel.

After the neg from Rachel, though, there wasn't much left to debate!
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Post by econgator » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:25 pm

StevenH wrote:I also went 5/5 in the Jane Austen category, but most of the other categories weren't very kind to me.
I was the opposite, getting only Northanger Abbey.

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Post by ElendilPickle » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:39 pm

lisa0012 wrote:That was a rough one. Good luck to Jerry in the TOC.
Instaget FJ!, but I was wondering if his name would get butchered.
Someone already fussed about the spelling on Facebook.

I wish I had had that Jane Austen category in my game!

Instaget FJ for me, too. What a tough game for Jerry, though.

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Post by Bamaman » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:59 pm

ElendilPickle wrote:
lisa0012 wrote:That was a rough one. Good luck to Jerry in the TOC.
Instaget FJ!, but I was wondering if his name would get butchered.
Someone already fussed about the spelling on Facebook.
I love the ones saying Yul and yule are not pronounced the same.

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Post by thejeopardyfan » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:12 pm

Leander wrote:
wallzy41 wrote:FJ was a no go tonight. Also, sad to see Jerry go. But one criticism of tonight's game... how was Lincoln tunnel a ts?!?!?
Not only that, but Jerry going for Holland on the rebound from Holland? Probably would have won with more conservative play at the end, given how FJ ended up.
Jerry might've been thrown off by Trebek's long pause after Rachel's incorrect response. (It seemed like he was considering whether to accept it.)

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