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Friday, April 4, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6810, 2014-04-04

Battle of the Decades: The 2000s game 5.

CONTESTANTS
Keith Whitener, a research chemist from Washington, D.C.
Maria Wenglinsky, a teacher from Brooklyn, New York
Dan Pawson, a global health consultant from Brooklyn, New York

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny Gilbert. Hello, ladies and gentleman. A runaway game for Ken Jennings yesterday. Will we have a runaway game today? This is the last game in the preliminary round of our Battle of the Decades. One of these three --Keith, Maria, or Dan --gets to come back in about a month from now to play for $1 million. You're eager to find out who it is? So am I.

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
VIENNA CALLING (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
STRUCTURES (4/5)
COMPUTER ABBREVIATIONS (1/5)
21st CENTURY BOOKS (5/5)
CELEBRITY REALITY TV (4/5)
WHAT A "GAL" (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Dan: 9 R, 3 W (including 1 DD)
Keith: 7 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W
Maria: 6 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 7
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,400



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Dan found the Daily Double on the 14th clue. Dan had $3,200, Maria was scoreless, and Keith had a deficit with -$600. Dan wagered $100.

VIENNA CALLING $1000: The cathedral named for this saint was burned out during the Battle of Vienna in 1945 & rebuilt by 1952
(Dan: Sorry, Roger. Sorry, Ken.
Can I bid $100?)
...
(Dan: I don't know, but I'm gonna guess. What is...
Who is Paul?)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Dan: $3,100
Maria: $0
Keith: -$600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Keith Whitener won seven games in regular competition on Jeopardy! and wound up in second place In our Tournament of Champions. And only now is he going to use up a substantial portion of those winnings to do what?
Keith: I'm finally gonna go on my honeymoon with my wife, a year and a half after we've been married, to Bora Bora. And we actually leave tonight, so...
Alex: Hello!
Keith: We got to finish this up.
[ laughter ]
Alex: I take it you're --Oh, sorry.
Keith: Come on! Let's go!
Alex: Okay, let's move.




Alex: Maria Wenglinsky, a high-school teacher from New York. What's this about you becoming a calendar girl because of your appearances on our show?
Maria: Well, it wasn't in my bathing suit. It was in my Jeopardy! clothes.
[ laughter ]
Alex: No bathing suit? What were your Jeopardy! clothes?
Maria: Clothes that I wore to play Jeopardy! in.
[ laughter ]
Alex: Oh. Oh, I thought maybe you had something with a label, a sash. "Ms. Jeopardy!"
Maria: Will I get one if I win?
[ laughter ]
Alex: Yes, if you win this tournament, you'll get a Jeopardy! sash and a tiara.
[ laughter ]
Maria: All right!
Alex: And a tiara.




Alex: Dan Pawson, from Brooklyn, New York, winning on our program gave you a feeling of security, and so much security that you quit you job and started somewhere else. What did you do?
Dan: Yeah, I started a job as a global health consultant.
Alex: Is it true that you were asked by one of your clients to run a quiz game, and you became Alex Trebek?
Dan: I was. They flew me out to Seattle, put me in a suit, and told me "run this thing."
[ laughter ]
Alex: Not easy, is it?
Dan: No, it's very hard.
Alex: Thank you. Thank you.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
COMPUTER ABBREVIATIONS $800: The second "T" in HTTP
(Keith: What is text?)
...
(Alex: "Text" is the first "t". [*] would have been accepted as the second "t".)

COMPUTER ABBREVIATIONS $1000: The "RT" in "RTOS"
(Keith: What is terms?)

VIENNA CALLING $600: This dessert, chocolate cake with a layer of apricot jam, was named for a Viennese hotel
(Maria: What is a Linzer torte?)

COMPUTER ABBREVIATIONS $400: The "P" in jpeg
(Maria: What is a picture?)

COMPUTER ABBREVIATIONS $200: The "B" in COBOL

STRUCTURES $1000: Czar Alexander II ordered the building of this ballet theater that's named for his wife, Marie

CELEBRITY REALITY TV $400: Cast members of "The Surreal Life" included Charo, Verne Troyer & this actor known for his role as a cop named Ponch
(Dan: Who is Bana?)
...
(Alex: Who is [*]?)
(Dan: Oh, man! That's what I thought it was!)
(Alex: I can assure you that Celebrity Reality TV will not be a category in the next round of play, which will begin after this.)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Dan: $4,700
Maria: $2,200
Keith: $1,800

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Re: Friday, April 4, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
SCIENTIST SAYS (4/5) (Alex: You have to identify the scientist.)
AFRICAN SETTINGS (4/5) (Alex: You have to name the country where each work mainly takes place.)
BALLET BELLES (4/5)
VIDEO GAMES (4/5)
THE AGE OF THE ROBBER BARONS (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
"V" IS IN THE MIDDLE (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double) (Alex: The letter "V" will be in the exact middle of the correct response.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Maria: 11 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Dan: 8 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Keith: 6 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $9,200



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Dan snagged the next Daily Double on the 21st clue. Dan had $11,900, Maria had $6,600, and Keith was at $2,200. Dan wagered $5,000.

"V" IS IN THE MIDDLE $1600: A person able to see beyond the realm of normal perception
(Alex: That's it! Took you no time at all on that one.)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Maria who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 24th clue. Dan had $16,900, Maria had $9,800, and Keith was at $2,200. Maria wagered $7,100.

THE AGE OF THE ROBBER BARONS $800: In 1890 he became president of the American Tobacco Company in Durham, North Carolina

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
SCIENTIST SAYS $1600: "Ever since... the world-amazed discovery of Neptune a belief has existed... that still other planets lay beyond"
(Keith: Who is Herschel?)

BALLET BELLES $2000: This Delibes ballet features a folk-dance sequence that includes Swanilda dancing to a Mazurka

AFRICAN SETTINGS $2000: "Born Free"
(Maria: What is Botswana?)
(Alex: No, you took too long.)

THE AGE OF THE ROBBER BARONS $1600: 5 years after this act was passed, the Supreme Court gutted it in 1895's United States v. E.C. Knight
(Keith: What is
the Smoot-Hawley act?)

VIDEO GAMES $2000: In games called this "Defense", like "Unstoppable Gorg", players protect outposts from waves of baddies
(Dan: What is Fortress?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Maria: $18,100
Dan: $15,700
Keith: $4,200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20TH CENTURY NOVEL QUOTES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths for first place. Shore's Conjecture.
Maria: Wager $13,301 to cover Dan. Or, you could try out a Shoretegic bet of $4,901.
Dan: Your score is within 4/5ths of Maria's, so wager between $4,801 (venusian) and $7,299 (martian), beating Maria's maximum safe bet of the difference between your scores while still covering against a doubled score on Keith's part.
Keith: You just can't cover a rational wager by Dan, nor can you win on a Triple Stumper. Improve your situation by wagering everything but a few bucks--and then getting Final right!

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
"It was one of those pictures... so contrived that the eyes follow you beneath" the picture was this 5-word quote

FINAL SCORES
Keith: $4,200 - $4,199 = $1 (What is ?) (3rd place: $5,000)
Dan: $15,700 - $3,000 = $12,700 (What is Don't get undressed near here?) (New champion: quarterfinalist)
Maria: $18,100 - $15,000 = $3,100 (What the portrait of a lady?) (2nd place: $5,000)
[Dan wears a tiara during the chat with Alex during the credits]

Total Potential Lach Trash: $13,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Dan: $12,400, 17 R (including 1 DD), 4 W (including 1 DD)
Maria: $11,800, 17 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Keith: $4,200, 13 R, 4 W
Combined Coryat: $28,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Maria: 17/59 = .288
Dan: 17/60 = .283
Keith: 13/58 = .224
Team: 47/63 = .746

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
VIENNA CALLING $800: Head to the Belvedere Palace to see "The Kiss" and other paintings by this Austrian.

STRUCTURES $600: (Kelly of the Clue Crew gives the clue from Arizona)
It was a 1991 novelty and media focus when eight people sealed themselves
In this giant structure for two years to create
a self-sustaining ecosystem.
20 plus years later,
It's leading to important
understanding of our planet.
(Dan: What is Biodome?)
...
(Keith: What is Biosphere?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)
(Keith: [*], what is [*]?)

WHAT A "GAL" $1000: This area, though culturally unified for thousands of years, is now politically divided between two countries.
(Maria: What is [*]?)
(Alex: That's right.)
(Maria: Do I have to?)
(Alex: Yeah.)
[laughter and applause]
(Maria: Celebrity Reality TV for $200, please.)

CELEBRITY REALITY TV $800: The run-up to Kris' talk show debut & Bruce taking the family on a Nevada trip were part of season 8 of this show
(Dan: Do I have to? What is [*])
(Alex: Oh, boy, you guys are rough. You and Maria. Geez.)
[laughter]

"V" IS IN THE MIDDLE $1200: Don't be this, unmindful or unaware
(Alex: That's the word!)

SCIENTIST SAYS $400: "The Simiadae then branched off into two great stems, the New World and Old World monkeys"
(Alex: [*] is the scientist.)

VIDEO GAMES $1600: Tom Clancy lent his name to this shooter series that might leave your finger smarting
(Keith: What is Rainbow VI?)
[At the start of Final Jeopardy!, it was determined that Keith's answer was an acceptable one, and was credited with a correct answer.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
St. Stephen
transfer or transport
real-time
Sachertorte
photographic
business
the Marinsky
Erik Estrada
a clairvoyant
(James Buchanon) Duke
Percival Lowell
Coppélia
Kenya
the Sherman Antitrust Act
Tower
Big Brother is watching you
(Gustav) Limt
Biosphere 2
Bengal
Keeping Up With The Kardashians?
oblivious
Darwin
Splinter Cell

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Re: Friday, April 4, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:57 am

20th Century Novel Quotes


"It was one of those pictures...so contrived that the eyes follow you...beneath" the picture was this five word quote.

Spoiler
Show
What is Big Brother is watching you? Keith had no guess, Dan said Don't get undressed near here, Maria said Portrait of a lady
Keith Whitener: $4,200-$4,199=$1.....wins $5,000
Dan Pawson: $15,700-$3,000=$12,700...advances to quarterfinals of BOTD
Maria Wenglinsky: $18,100-$15,000=$3,100.....$5,000
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Re: Friday, April 4, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by ej! » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:54 pm

I watch Jeopardy to make me feel smart. Not today.

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Re: Friday, April 4, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by benzylic » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:00 pm

I wasn't really paying attention. Which question did they go back and give Keith credit for? I'm hoping it was the Tom Clancy question. I said the same thing he did.

Also the boards today were hard.

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Re: Friday, April 4, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bob78164 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:04 pm

This game is a win for the Intermediate Form of Shore's Conjecture. The second-place player bet "small." --Bob

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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:04 pm

benzylic wrote:I wasn't really paying attention. Which question did they go back and give Keith credit for? I'm hoping it was the Tom Clancy question. I said the same thing he did.

Also the boards today were hard.
Yes, Keith got a reversal on the Clancy game.

Bamaman: I think the FJ! clue wording should be: "It was one of those pictures... so contrived that the eyes follow you...beneath it" was this 5-word quote.

It's one of those clues where anyone playing it off the post will want it exactly as written as any nuance or interpretation can make a difference.

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:26 pm

I am away from home now, so I'll take your word and edit it.

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Post by Golf » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:49 pm

Thanks to local TV station lunacy, (or perhaps my own) I'll have to wait to see this game.

Maria's round number FJ wager had me morbidly curious, so I looked up her previous games. Can anybody explain this FJ wager? http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=595

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Post by NYCScribbler » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:22 pm

Maria. Uhhhhhhh, if you could stop with the "uhhhhhhh" before every sentence, that'd be great.

Upon the unveiling of FJ, I was utterly on the wrong track. I was thinking of the billboard from The Great Gatsby and racking my brain for a five-word arc phrase.
"Who said anything about a horse?!"

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:29 pm

Maria's interview was great, but her rampant "uh"s not so much.

4 and 11 right. No, that's not backward. $10,800 of my $12200 Coryat came from DJ!

Lach Trash on Transfer, but I said "pixel" on the P in JPEG, and have never heard of COBOL.

Easy $2000 clues: Schrödinger, alleviate.

Ran "V" in the Middle.

"Oh, that's easy. That's that quote in The Da Vinci Code. So something the something of man. What the heck are the other words in it, though?" (FJ! music ends) "'So Dark the Con of Man' is SIX words, you moron." Do you see yet why I don't trust my brain during FJ!, when it apparently can no longer handle a concept as simple as "five"?
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Post by tjconn728 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:31 pm

For the life of me,neither my wife nor I can even figure out what FJ was asking for, even after knowing the answer. Were the quotes in the wrong spot?

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Post by esrever » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:31 pm

Picked up Lach trash: ""Kenya", "Sherman Antitrust Act", plus the entire computer category: "Transfer", "Real Time", "Photographic", "Denial", and "Business"

Didn't get FJ.

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Post by corvo » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:33 pm

I too was confused by the wording of the FJ clue.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:34 pm

NYCScribbler wrote:Maria. Uhhhhhhh, if you could stop with the "uhhhhhhh" before every sentence, that'd be great.
Good lord. Was she like that during her original run, or was it just nerves/rust? I don't remember her. When she took the lead, and there was a strong possibility of seeing/hearing her again in the next round, I was hoping it was the nerves...

No clue for FJ. Been too long since I read it, didn't remember the quote.

I should've picked up on the sore fingers hint, but without any quotation marks or other specific info (number of games, specific subtitle), there was nothing to point to Splinter Cell, and not R6/Ghost Recon etc, so I was happy with the reversal.

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Post by heelsrule1988 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:40 pm

Hahahahaha omgggggggg just about to make my post during the credits, and then I see Dan's head. :lol: :lol: :lol:

THAT'S THE KIND OF STUFF I'M GOING TO MISS. I know the big kahuna's coming next month, but this week was just incredible. Absolutely the best week in Jeopardy history for me. This was a trip down memory lane for the past decade of my life... seeing these players that I know and love return to Jeopardy not only made me remember their runs, but also what I was doing and where I was in my life during their runs. It's like... "hey, there's Michael! I remember I had just turned 18 when he was originally on the show." "Oh, it's Vijay! I had just moved to Raleigh when he started his run!" Okay okay I'm rambling now... sorry. I just enjoyed this week so much. It was everything I had hoped it would be. Thanks to all of you that played this week for making the past five days so much fun for this hardcore Jeopardy fan. :)
ej! wrote:I watch Jeopardy to make me feel smart. Not today.
benzylic wrote:Also the boards today were hard.
I had my best game of the week, so... am I missing something here?

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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:42 pm

Here is how Orwell wrote it:

On each landing, opposite the lift shaft, the poster with the enormous face gazed from the wall. It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption beneath it ran.


Here is how the writers made the clue about it: "It was one of those pictures... so contrived that the eyes follow you...beneath it" was this 5-word quote.

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Post by Golf » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:45 pm

heelsrule1988 wrote:I had my best game of the week, so... am I missing something here?
Yes, lack of sample size. Also variance changes depending on average Coryat's.
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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:45 pm

heelsrule1988 wrote:
ej! wrote:I watch Jeopardy to make me feel smart. Not today.
benzylic wrote:Also the boards today were hard.
I had my best game of the week, so... am I missing something here?
*shrug* The boards felt a bit easier today than earlier in the week, plus that Duke DD (I'm sure you were thrilled with that one) was free money, too easy even for the 800 box. The clue value and the ease of the category had me yelling "7000!!" at the screen, but she added the extra 100 just to spite me. And to tie for the lead. Probably that.

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Post by heelsrule1988 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:46 pm

......I said Reynolds. :oops:

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