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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6827, 2014-04-29

CONTESTANTS
Nick Lemek, a firefighter from Omaha, Nebraska
Mary Twellman, a retired teacher from Bowling Green, Missouri
Julia Collins, a supply chain professional from Kenilworth, Illinois (whose 6-day cash winnings total $124,810)

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
The New York Times YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST (5/5) (...uh, whatever.)
ARMY BRATS (5/5)
IT'S THE END "FER" YOU! (5/5)
THE TV CHESSBOARD (4/5)
DAM LIES (2/4, including 1 missed Daily Double)
STATISTICS (4/4)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Julia: 13 R (including 2 rebounds), 0 W
Nick: 7 R, 0 W
Mary: 5 R, 4 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 2
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,800



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Mary found the Daily Double on the 5th clue. Julia had $600, Mary had $200, and Nick was at $600. Mary wagered $1,000.

DAM LIES $400: The Euphrates Dam in this country created Lake Assad
(Mary: What is Iraq?)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Julia: $2,800
Nick: $1,400
Mary: -$600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Nick Lemek is a firefighter from Omaha Nebraska, but he wasn't supposed to be a firefighter. Your father's a teacher, am I right?

Nick: That's right, Alex. Originally, I was gonna go to school to become a teacher, like my father, but I got a little bit of classroom experience and decided to do something less stressful, like run into burning buildings.
[ laughter ]

Alex: Okay, good for you.




Alex: Mary Twellman, a retired teacher from Bowling Green, Missouri, been married how many years?

Mary: 35 years --to my husband, Larry.

Alex: Yeah. And it survived in spite of some early rough times.

Mary: The very first year --first month --that we were married, Christmas was the month after we got married, and we go to Christmas, and he brings out my gifts, and one was an ironing board, and the other was a scale.
[ laughter ]

Alex: He's lucky you're still with him. Now how do you deal --

Mary: I have a new system. I buy it, and I tell him, "Look, honey. Look what you got me."
[ laughter ]
Alex: Good for you.




Alex: Julia Collins is our champion. She has been very successful, but she's been very successful also at keeping secrets. She didn't tell her mother how much she had won on the program. Your mom was here in the studio audience yesterday, and what happened?

Julia: Well, she had known that I had won five days last week, but I hadn't told her how much, so I think she was pretty surprised. I heard she went like this and like this [ Julia raises hands in a victory gesture and covers mouth to illustrate ], so...

Alex: When she found out you had won over $100,000 to this point?

Julia: So it was a good surprise.

Alex: Let's see what happens.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
THE TV CHESSBOARD $1000: In 1993 Halle Berry played this title Alex Haley heroine, daughter of a plantation owner & a slave

DAM LIES $800: The Aswan High Dam created this reservoir named for an Egyptian president
(Mary: Who's Anwar Sadat?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Julia: $8,000
Nick: $4,200
Mary: -$1,200

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Re: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
RECENT HISTORICAL FICTION (3/5)
AMERICANA (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
ABBREVIATED ABC (4/5)
I DIRECTED MY WIFE IN THAT FILM (5/5)
GEOGRAPHIC ANAGRAMS (5/5)
SCIENCE & SCIENTISTS (3/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Julia: 12 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Mary: 11 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Nick: 2 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Mary snagged the next Daily Double on the 1st clue. Julia had $8,000, Mary was in the red with -$1,200, and Nick was at $4,200. Mary wagered $2,000.

AMERICANA $800: After Noah Webster's death, the company named for these brothers bought the rights to his dictionary

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Julia who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 22nd clue. Julia had $18,800, Mary had $7,600, and Nick was at $5,800. Julia wagered $3,500.

SCIENCE & SCIENTISTS $1200: He was in charge of Italy's radio service during World War I

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
RECENT HISTORICAL FICTION $1600: In 2011's "Caleb's Crossing", a man strives to become the first Native American to graduate from this college

RECENT HISTORICAL FICTION $2000: Made into a successful TV miniseries, this Philippa Gregory novel dramatized the life of the wife of Edward IV

SCIENCE & SCIENTISTS $400: This German-born engineer oversaw the production of Saturn rockets in Huntsville, Alabama
(Julia: Who is Oppenheimer?)
(Mary: Who is Niels Bohr?)

SCIENCE & SCIENTISTS $1600: Fritz Haber won a Nobel Prize for producing this gas from hydrogen & nitrogen
[Julia has no response.]

ABBREVIATED ABC $1200: To standardize the rules, the ABC or American Congress of this popular participation sport was founded in 1895

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Julia: $25,100 (lock game)
Mary: $10,000
Nick: $6,200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. HISTORY

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; crush for second place.
Julia: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $5,099 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Mary: Wager $2,401 to cover Nick.
Nick: You have the hope of surpassing Mary for second place if you come up with the correct response or if your opponent fails to. Bet between $1,400 and $6,198.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Messrs. Gusenberg, Gusenberg, May, Weinshank, Clark, Heyer & Schwimmer famously died on this day in 1929

FINAL SCORES
Nick: $6,200 - $6,199 = $1 (What is July 4th) (3rd place: $1,000)
Mary: $10,000 - $9,999 = $1 (What is Black Friday?) (2nd place: $2,000)
Julia: $25,100 - $5,000 = $20,100 (What is October 8?) (7-day champion: $144,910)
(Alex [to Julia]: What is October 8?)
(Julia [shrugs]: I picked a date.)
(Alex: Well you should have picked [*], and the day of the famous [*] Massacre in Chicago.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $8,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Julia: $22,800, 25 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Mary: $9,800, 16 R (including 1 DD), 5 W (including 1 DD)
Nick: $6,200, 9 R, 0 W
Combined Coryat: $38,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Julia: 25/59 = .424
Mary: 16/60 = .267
Nick: 9/58 = .155
Team: 50/63 = .794

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
The New York Times YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST $200: (I'm Ben Brantley.) The first show I reviewed for The New York Times was an ill-fated 1993 sequel to this beloved musical; there wasn't much to like--even the dog who played Sandy was rather wooden

The New York Times YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST $400: (I'm Mark Bittman.) Today locally grown food is the rage, but in 1991 my first Times article was about how overnight mail brings fresh food from far off, like these crustaceans sent from Maine

The New York Times YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST $600: (I'm Andrew R. Sorkin.) I wrote my first article for the Times in 1995 when I was still in high school about "Why You Still Can't Buy a Flaming Pink Computer"; this Apple model came along 3 years later

DAM LIES $600: BC Hydro operates the Mica Dam, which lies on this U.S.-Canadian river
(Mary: What is the St. Lawrence?)

The New York Times YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST $800: (I'm Amy Harmon.) My forst Times byline was in 1997, about the 50th anniversary of a mysterious event in this New Mexico city; "The X-Files" & Art Bell's radio show were other signs of the '90s interest in UFOs

The New York Times YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST $1000: (I'm Frank Bruni.) In June 2004 I started a pretty good gig as the Times restaurant critic with a review of the squab liver & buttered breadcrumb pasta topping at Babbo, run by this exuberant master of Italian food

ARMY BRATS $400: RG2 was stationed on Okinawa when this son & future football star was born
(Nick: Who is RG3?)
(Alex: Yes, but we want a little bit more than that.)

ARMY BRATS $1000: Robert E. Lee was the son of this soldier, seen here with one of the beasts that gave him his nickname

STATISTICS $1000: 2000-2010 figures show the fatality rate in this job is 31 times that for all workers, 1/3 of deaths from falling overboard
(Mary: What are oil rig workers?)

STATISTICS $600: A Logitech survey found that about half the time, that TV remote you can't locate is actually here
[Nick grins, audience laughs, end-of round signal sounds]

CORRECT RESPONSES
Syria
Queen
Lake Nasser
the Merriam brothers
Marconi
Harvard
The White Queen
Werner von Braun
ammonia
bowling
February 14 or Valentine's Day
Annie
lobsters
the iMac
the Columbia
Roswell
Mario Batali
R(obert) Griffin, III
"Lighthorse" Harry Lee
fishermen
in the couch cushions

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Re: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:42 pm

U.S. History
Messrs. Gusenberg, Gusenberg, May, Weinshank, Clark, Heyer & Schwimmer famously died on this day in 1929.


SpoilerShow
What is February 14 (Valentine's Day)? Nick said July 4th; Mary said Black Friday; Julia said October 8. (just picked a date, she said)

Julia Collins: $25,100-$5,000=$20,100...now a 7-day champion with $144,910
Mary Twellman: $10,000-$9,999=$1
Nick Lemek: $6,200-$6,199=$1
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Re: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:08 pm

Opening round jitters doomed Mary to being locked out in FJ. A better start would have made it a closer game an she might have had a chance. But she missed FJ and made a bad wager so it probably didn't matter.

Screamed at my TV when von Braun was a TS. Got more home state Lach Trash with Queen, who was born and raised on a plantation not far from where I grew up.

FJ was an instaget, though none of the names meant anything to me.

Alternate FJ.......

Date on which C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley died.

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The year was 1963

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:27 pm

Stupid miss du jour: "Grease" for "Annie" on New York Times for $200. Got the middle three, but NHO the guy at $1000.

What led to Columbia over St. Lawrence on Dam Lies for $600?

Statistics was completely over my head and overly vague. Every clue seemed like it could be literally anything.

Rate of what in New York at $200? That could be lots of things. Unemployment? Traffic accidents? Anything!

Occupation with danger of falling overboard? Could be any of the dozens of jobs that involve a boat.

I precalled Aquifer in "Fer", but couldn't get it when the clue came up. That was my only miss too! ("What's an aquifer?" "It's fer aqua.")

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No Brendan DuBois in Recent Historical Fiction? Boo.

Needed the two negs to pull out the Lach Trash on Von Braun in time.

4/5 in Anagrams. My "look at every word but the one I need" pitfall, which I thought I'd overcome, hit on Bogota/Tobago.

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Re: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by xxaaaxx » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:27 pm

Wernher von Braun a TS when spotted 'German' and 'rockets'? Ammonia a TS when they all but spelled out the chemical formula? And plenty others...trash collecting is becoming a full-time job.

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Post by econgator » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:29 pm

Bamaman wrote:FJ was an instaget, though none of the names meant anything to me.
Meant nothing to me, either, but I was never getting to 2/14.

I went with Black Thursday.

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Post by tonypct » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:29 pm

I love Julia. She's the "anti-Arthur" in my opinion. She seems so pleasant, reserved and modest. But then again, who knows how she would have been if she saw Arthur's success and tried to emulate him.

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Post by Bamaman » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:36 pm

I wasn't sure of the year, but I did know it was around that time. It was more of a guess than anything else.

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Post by esrever » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:39 pm

Congrats to Julia on her 7th win!

Picked up Lach trash: "Harvard", "von Braun", "ammonia", "bowling"

Didn't get FJ. I guessed Black Tuesday (October 29, 1929), a big stock-market crash day (although there were several other days of big stock-market declines in 1929).

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Post by lisa0012 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:48 pm

Holy negbait, Batman!

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Post by hscer » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:56 pm

Julia continues to demonstrate a fine line between one-timers and great players, based on her first game and now, doesn't she?

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Post by CrunchyTaco » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:57 pm

Count me in as another guesser of Black Tuesday.

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Post by Dr. J » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:57 pm

I feel like I should be packing up the tiara...but not too many hard feelings -- Julia's a great champ and a fellow Chicagolander homegirl!

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Re: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:02 pm

This was very good board and not too hard, but I had some bad negs: St. Lawrence River for Columbia (and guessed Niagara on the rebound), Somalia for Mali, Iraq for Syria (though may have gotten it with more time to think), Pasteur for Lister (a 50 50 90 that I should have just known), and best of all, BYU for Harvard (though I wouldn't have buzzed on that one).

I knew Parson Weems from a past FJ.

I agree that von Braun was a surprising TS, as was Lake Nasser, though the latter took me a second to pull.

FJ was a lot like my above misses. I thought of the stock market crash right away, but I was too busy trying to remember if it was "Black Friday" or "Black Tuesday" to consider anything else. I said Black Friday. Looking back the phrasing of the clue should have made it obvious that TPTB wanted a month and day. I have to wonder if the contestants were told that before they saw the clue.

Congrats to Julia on the 7th win!

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Re: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by naurae29 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:03 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:What led to Columbia over St. Lawrence on Dam Lies for $600?
The St. Lawrence is several provinces away from B.C. That answer might be OK on a DD, but ringing in with it? Oof.

Went with October 29, 1929, too. That needs to be a poll question, methinks.

Ran "Firsts." I don't think Alex said that "fer" had to come at the end of the correct responses, even though the category name suggested it would. Can someone listen back and confirm/deny? Was glad it didn't become a problem.

Some of those statistics clues were legit awkward.

Yay, Julia!
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Post by doihavetoreally » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:03 pm

For me, lock game fjs are little different to deal with than non-lock games.
Didn't get fj.
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Post by econgator » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:04 pm

doihavetoreally wrote:For me, lock game fjs are little different to deal with than non-lock games.
Well, yes ...

I think ...

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Post by mrparadise » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:13 pm

FJ asked for "this date", so I knew they wanted a date, Black Tuesday would not do, and I was pretty pleased with myself when I pulled up 29 October from somewhere. Oh well. Can't recall the names they cited but I remember thinking they sounded German. If they'd been Italian maybe I'd have tumbled to it. Could they have been German-Jews? Weren't they Bugsy Siegel's boys?

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Re: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Blue Lion » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:28 pm

CrunchyTaco wrote:Count me in as another guesser of Black Tuesday.
Same here. However, Mrs. Blue Lion knew immediately it was the St. Valentine's Day Massacre because the clue had 1929 and so many names in it.

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