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Thursday, March 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6804, 2014-03-27

CONTESTANTS
Emily Waltenbaugh, a library volunteer coordinator from Nashville, Tennessee
Amy Nienaber, an aspiring student from Bettendorf, Iowa
Clay Walls, a university honors program manager from Birmingham, Alabama (whose 1-day cash winnings total $7,199)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Jeopardy!, the show that could be characterized as different strokes for different folks. Last week, our winners of every game were averaging over $20,000. This week, the average is about $7,000, which is what Clay won yesterday. I'm hoping we can up that today, 'cause I love it when players take away a lot of our cash. Emily and Amy, welcome aboard. Good luck. Here we go. The categories for the three of you are as follows.

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
NURSERY RHYMES (5/5)
COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACHES (2/5)
UNITS OF MEASURE (4/5)
MORGAN TOWN (4/5)
FEUDS (5/5)
THE 1-SYLLABLE WORD (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Emily: 9 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Amy: 7 R, 0 W
Clay: 7 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 6
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,600



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Emily: $3,400
Amy: $2,400
Clay: $1,200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Emily Waltenbaugh is from Tennessee, and Emily, if you've been watching our shows this week, you know that we've been talking to some of our contestants about the way in which they got their marriage proposal. Yours was a bit different.

Emily: Yes. It was about 13 years ago. My now-husband was proposing to me, but it was during Final Jeopardy!, and I wanted to see if I had gotten the question right, so I didn't really notice him. I looked over, and he was on one knee, so... [ laughter ] I said yes.

Alex: You did?

Emily: [ chuckling ] I did.

Alex: Well, of course you did, because you've been married for 13 years. All right. Good for you.




Alex: Amy Ni--Amy Nienaber. Nienaber...

Amy: Yes.

Alex: ...from Bettendorf, Iowa. You're a piano player who is now working on a special kind of music.

Amy: Yeah, I would like to learn more ragtime pieces because they're just fun to play.

Alex: They're fun, yeah. So, you're a Scott Joplin fan, or at least you're becoming one.

Amy: Yes, yes.

Alex: My daughter plays one Scott Joplin tune very well, and that's the only tune
she ever plays. [ laughter ] Be warned.




Alex: All right, Clay Walls is our champion. He has a friend who has a Jeopardy! calendar?

Clay: Yes.

Alex: And is that the one with a clue on each page?

Clay: It is.

Alex: And what does she do with this?

Clay: She has an e-mail list of several of our friends, and she sends the question out
in the morning, and we respond. She keeps track of our score through the week. We wager on final jeopardy! And...

Alex: Are you in the lead in that particular contest?

Clay: Generally, yes.

Alex: Yeah. Has she tried out for our program?

Clay: I don't think so. I don't know.

Alex: Well, you might encourage her to do that. You've done all right.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Emily found the Daily Double on the 19th clue. Clay had $1,600, Amy had $2,600, and Emily was at $4,000. Emily wagered $2,000.

THE 1-SYLLABLE WORD $800: Scottish term for a long, narrow indentation of the seacoast
(Emily: What is a moor?)
...
(Alex: What is a [*], as in [*] of Forth.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
MORGAN TOWN $1000: In 1674 king Charles II knighted this Welsh buccaneer
(Clay: Who is Captain Morgan?)

THE 1-SYLLABLE WORD $1000: This is the ray or beam of sunlight that "won't cop out when there's danger all about"

UNITS OF MEASURE $800: This unit of volume that equals 35,24 liters is often found before "basket"

COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACHES $400: This coach with a papal first name left Florida in 2010 & now coaches the Ohio State Buckeyes

COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACHES $600: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) When Fritz Crisler redesigned the black helmets
for this Big 10 team so the players could
see each other better, the team nearly doubled
its yardage from the previous season
...
(Alex: And that would be [*]. They still have those stripes.)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACHES $800: The eyes of this university are upon Mack Brown & have seen him win more than 150 games
(Emily: What is Auburn?)
...
(Alex: The eyes of [*] are upon you.)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Amy: $3,800
Clay: $3,200
Emily: $1,800

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Post by Archivists » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
SHAKESPEARE REWRITES THE BEATLES (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double) (Alex: You have to name the song the Bard has reworked for us.)
GOOD OL' SOUTHERN COOKIN' (5/5)
MATHEMATICIANS (3/5)
EUROPEAN COUNTRIES (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
HAPPY (5/5)
GO "LUCKY" (2/4)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Amy: 14 R (including 2 rebounds and 1 DD), 0 W
Emily: 7 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 2 W
Clay: 3 R, 5 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $7,600



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Emily snagged the next Daily Double on the 4th clue. Clay had $3,200, Amy had $4,600, and Emily was at $3,400. Emily wagered $2,000.

SHAKESPEARE REWRITES THE BEATLES $1600: "I believe I shall be melancholy, I believe it shall be anon...the woman who disturbeth my temper is leaving hence"

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Amy who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 11th clue. Clay had $3,200, Amy had $7,400, and Emily was at $7,400. Amy wagered $3,000.

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES $2000: While this Balkan country's national name means "land of eagles", the name we know it by is from the Latin for "white"

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
EUROPEAN COUNTRIES $1600: Established in 1929, one of the world's oldest airlines, Lot, is based in this country

MATHEMATICIANS $1600: During the Cuban Missile Crisis, this British lord & mathematician urged Khrushchev & JFK to have a summit conference
(Clay: Who is Chamberlain?)

MATHEMATICIANS $2000: In the 11th century this Persian astronomer & poet wrote "Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra"

GO "LUCKY" $800: Proverbially, the 3 words that precede "unlucky in love"
(Emily: What is lucky in life?)

GO "LUCKY" $1600: Even after his deportation to Italy in 1946, he remained an influential American mob boss
(Clay: Who is Lucky Siegel?)
(Emily: Who is Lucky Marciano?)
...
(Alex: [to Emily} You were closer. It's Bugsy Siegel or [*].)
...
[end-of-round signal sounds.]

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Amy: $17,200
Emily: $10,200
Clay: $800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ADAPTED FROM ANTIQUITY

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Crush for first place.
Amy: Wager $3,201 to cover Emily, but no more than $15,599 so as not to fall behind Clay's doubled score.
Emily: You have the hope of surpassing Amy if you come up with the correct response. Bet at least $7,001 and as much as $8,600 to force Amy to wager to win while still protecting your second place position from being usurped by Clay.
Clay: Unfortunately, your score is less than the difference between the scores of the first and second place players, so unless they both blunder, you're competing for second place and have no hopes of first. Wager as much as you desire, but remember, you'll have better chances of advancing to second place if you have a larger sum left over on a Triple Stumper.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
It begins with a vow to an ancient god & ends with "if I transgress it & swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot"

FINAL SCORES
Clay: $800 + $0 = $800 (What is the Hippocratic oath?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Emily: $10,200 - $7,050 = $3,150 (What is the oath of office?) (2nd place: $2,000)
Amy: $17,200 + $3,800 = $21,000 (What is the Hippocratic oath?) (New champion: $21,000)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $12,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Amy: $16,200, 21 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Emily: $11,800, 16 R (including 1 DD), 4 W (including 1 DD)
Clay: $800, 10 R, 6 W
Combined Coryat: $28,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Amy: 22/59 = .373
Emily: 16/60 = .267
Clay: 11/58 = .190
Team: 49/63 = .778

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
MORGAN TOWN $400: At age 28 in 1994,
he was appointed editor-in-chief
of News of the World.

SHAKESPEARE REWRITES THE BEATLES $800: "Wilt thou still require me, wilt thou still provide sustenance unto me, roughly midway through my 7th decade?"
(Amy: What is Will you still need me, will you still feed me...[*]?)
(Alex: Okay, we only need the title.)
(Amy: Oh.)
(Alex: But you gave us the title included.)
(Amy: I'm sorry.)
(Alex: That's all right. Don't be sorry. You got it right.)

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES $800: About 5 million live in this country

MATHEMATICIANS $400: Londoner Michael B. Green is the current holder of the Lucasian chair of mathematics at this university
(Clay: What is Oxford?)

GOOD OL' SOUTHERN COOKIN' $800: The greens of this lawn weed can be sauteed with onions, garlic & chili peppers & served with Parmesan cheese
(Clay: What is crabgrass?)

HAPPY $1600: The title of this Edith Wharton novel is taken from Ecclesiastes
(Clay: What is Ship of Fools?)

CORRECT RESPONSES
firth
Sir Henry Morgan
shaft
bushel
Urban Meyer
University of Michigan
Texas
Ticket to Ride
Albania
Poland
Bertrand Russell
Omar Khayyám
lucky at cards
Lucky Luciano
Hippocratic Oath
Piers Morgan
When I'm Sixty-Four
Denmark
Cambridge
dandelions
The House of Mirth

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Re: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:54 pm

Adapted From Antiquity
It begins with a vow to an ancient god & ends with "If I transgress it & swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot".

SpoilerShow
What is the Hippocratic Oath? said the oath of office.

Amy Nienaber: $17,200+3,800=$21,000...now a 1-day champion with $21,000
Emily Waltenbaugh: $10,200-$7,050=$3,150
Clay Walls: $800+$0=$800
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Re: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by chalupabatman786 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:59 pm

When was this filmed? Asking because Mack Brown resigned from the Texas job way back in December.

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Post by zakharov » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:27 pm

"Man, they sure are avoiding college football coaches. Oh, now I see why."
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Post by Golf » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:28 pm

Clay loses his man card for knowing zilch about college football.

The women hit DD's in very comfortable categories and wagered next to nothing, typical.

Lucky Marciano? Hilarious! (cut me, cut me Lucky) Is this what we've become? Lucky Luciano is a TS when spotted gangster and lucky?

The new champ was the most deserving player on stage today.

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Post by esrever » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:36 pm

Amy played a very good game and I hope she repeats as champion tomorrow, breaking the long string of one-time champs.

Picked up Lach trash: "shaft", "bushel", "University of Michigan", "University of Texas", "Poland"

Didn't get FJ. Had "oath of office" instead.

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Post by geolawyerman » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:49 pm

Picked up plenty of Lach Trash on college football. "Oath of Office" on FJ as well.
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Post by CrunchyTaco » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:59 pm

As a Michigan alum and big college football fan, I had to shake my head at the lack of knowledge about college football. Maybe my hearing is going bad at the old age of 28, but I've always heard Fritz Crisler's name pronounced the same as the automaker, Chrysler, not Chris-ler.

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Post by Paucle » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:15 pm

esrever wrote:I hope she repeats as champion tomorrow, breaking the long string of one-time champs.
No kidding! What's it been, like 48.... hours? :lol:

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Post by nserven » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:16 pm

Got FJ right, but hesitated, because I had always thought the oath started with "First, do no harm."

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Post by BADuBois » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:32 pm

Missed "Jeopardy!" tonight because of some obscure basketball performance, but I saw today's FJ in The New York Times and it was an Instaget. So there you go. :D
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Post by hscer » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:42 pm

Getting 1/5 in European countries was discouraging. I think I'm going to give up on this maybe-I-can-make-the-show idea if I can't get my European countries.

Had no idea on FJ. Said the marriage vows :P :P
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Post by dhkendall » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:03 pm

hscer wrote:Getting 1/5 in European countries was discouraging. I think I'm going to give up on this maybe-I-can-make-the-show idea if I can't get my European countries.
Jeopardy! definitely seems to prefer geography categories (which is probably why I do better playing along / on tests than I probably should), so geography would definitely be something to study if it's a weak point.
Golf wrote:Clay loses his man card for knowing zilch about college football.
Cite? I tend to bristle a bit at inferences that only real men watch sports and vice versa. I have no problems considering myself a man despite not having the slightest bit of interest in sports, and I know several women who are more sports crazy than many of my male friends.

For once a bit earrly in the thread, so I'd like to ask the armchair wagering contingent about Clay's wager: was it useful to bet nothing?
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Post by econgator » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:09 pm

dhkendall wrote:For once a bit earrly in the thread, so I'd like to ask the armchair wagering contingent about Clay's wager: was it useful to bet nothing?
His wager was, for all intents and purposes, irrelevant.

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Post by skullturf » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:18 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Golf wrote:Clay loses his man card for knowing zilch about college football.
Cite? I tend to bristle a bit at inferences that only real men watch sports and vice versa.
Also, speaking as a fellow Canadian, college sports is not something that is drilled into us at a young age to the same extent as it is in the US.

I do reasonably well at some of the pro sports categories on Jeopardy!, and I might not do horribly if I had to match mascots to schools, but as far as college football coaches go, if it's not Knute Rockne, Bear Bryant, or Joe Paterno, then I don't know it.

Edit: Tonight I got only "Notre Dame" at the top of that category. I got stumped by the three triple stumpers in the middle, and didn't know "Nebraska" at the bottom.
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Post by hscer » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:21 pm

dhkendall wrote:
hscer wrote:Getting 1/5 in European countries was discouraging. I think I'm going to give up on this maybe-I-can-make-the-show idea if I can't get my European countries.
Jeopardy! definitely seems to prefer geography categories (which is probably why I do better playing along / on tests than I probably should), so geography would definitely be something to study if it's a weak point.
The discouraging thing is I consider geography a strength! Asking us to identify Denmark on a map was almost condescending to me, even for $800. But then I couldn't get any of the other four and felt like an idiot.
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Post by Paucle » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:32 pm

dhkendall wrote: I tend to bristle a bit at inferences that only real men watch sports and vice versa.
Easily solved, David- don't make the inference!

I loved FJ. It hit me about halfway through the think music when I mused the ancient god may be Apollo, and I realized that's how the hippocratic oath begins (Learned from reading The Americans by John Jakes, book 8/8 in his Kent Family Chronicles).

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Post by Golf » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:40 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Golf wrote:Clay loses his man card for knowing zilch about college football.
Cite? I tend to bristle a bit at inferences that only real men watch sports and vice versa. I have no problems considering myself a man despite not having the slightest bit of interest in sports, and I know several women who are more sports crazy than many of my male friends.
It's a joke, the term "man card" is beyond stupid to begin with. And this coming from somebody who got his girlfriend hooked on HGTV. :oops:

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Post by Bamaman » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:57 pm

After yesterday's track meet, I was no surprised they saved football for last. Actually, against them, I'd have saved it for last as well, in case the DD was there.

When Amy got Rockne, I thought there was hope for the category. I know who he is and he's probably one of the best known, but he has been dead for 83 years and can't really tell how hard a clue it is for non sports fans.

Then the rest of the category was painful to watch. I was hoping Nick Saban would pop up to see if Clay knew him. I guess being from Iowa helped Amy get Tom Osborne, but it didn't help her recognize Michigan's helmets.

FJ was fairly simple for me. I briefly thought it was the Olympic Oath, but stayed with the right one.

Oath of office must have been a case of putting down something just to have something. What office did she mean?

Yes, Clay's bet really didn't matter. He had a chance to get second if Emily makes the suicide wager.

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