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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6853, 2014-06-04

CONTESTANTS
Guy Wilson, a football coach and tutor from Leesburg, Florida
Heather Powell, a director of compliance investigations from Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
Sarah Fremgen, a microbiologist from Carrollton, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $21,000)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Ladies and gentlemen. We spent the entire month of May with only one champion, but now in the month of June, this week, three days, three different people as our champs. Sarah is the returning champion today. She faces Heather and Guy, the newcomers. Good luck to all three. Here we go. Jeopardy! Round. One Daily Double in the round. These categories in the round...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
WRAPPER'S DELIGHT (5/5) (Alex: Interesting spelling there.)
MICHIGAN ODDS & ENDS (3/5)
WHAT KIND OF ANIMATED ANIMAL ARE YOU? (5/5)
DIFFERS BY A LETTER (5/5)
THAT'S ALL IN THE PAST (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
I'M A CHANGED MAN! (4/5) (Alex: Because...)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Sarah: 17 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Heather: 7 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Guy: 3 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,000



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Sarah found the Daily Double on the 15th clue. Sarah had $5,000, Heather had $1,800, and Guy had a deficit with -$200. Sarah wagered $2,000.

THAT'S ALL IN THE PAST $600: Paul Revere whipped up patriotic anger with his image of this bloody 1770 event

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Sarah: $7,000
Heather: $1,800
Guy: -$200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Guy Wilson is a football coach and a tutor, and there's an interesting story that has to do with your wedding, and I'd like you to tell the folks about the ring bearer and what the circumstances were.

Guy: Well, we had Jack, that had been the football team ball boy for years, bring the wedding rings in on the football laced in with the threads.

Alex: Laced in with the threads?

Guy: With the threads of the football.

Alex: Both rings?

Guy: Yeah.

Alex: Okay, that's just great.




Alex: Heather Powell is from Pennsylvania, and you have something in common with my son, Matthew. He is now 23 and would enjoy going to the Coachella music festival. Now, you went to the Coachella festival this past year?

Heather: I did for the first time.

Alex: For the first time.

Heather: At age 43.

Alex: So, you're there surrounded by teens and people in their early 20s. What was the experience like?

Heather: You know what? It was wonderful. I have a friend, who actually is here with me today, who has been going for several years and had been trying to convince me to go, and last year, the lineup just looked great. It was great going with a veteran because she knew all the tricks, and we had an amazing time. It was wonderful.

Alex: Good for you. All right.




Alex: Now we come to our champion, Sarah Fremgen, who is a microbiologist, which means you're working on what at the moment?

Sarah: Specifically, I'm working on Lyme disease at the moment. So, looking at what genes make it make us sick.

Alex: All right. Well, let's find something that can deal with that problem.

Sarah: Yes.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
MICHIGAN ODDS & ENDS $200: Appropriately, this type of public building in Grand Rapids is named after astronaut Roger B. Chaffee
(Heather: What is, um...oh, gosh.)
(Alex: Oh, gosh, indeed.)
(Heather: Sorry.)
(Guy: What is an airport?)

MICHIGAN ODDS & ENDS $800: Fair Lane is the name of Henry Ford's mansion in this city next to Detroit

I'M A CHANGED MAN! $1000: This Kafka guy awakes to find he has an armor-plated back, a domelike brown belly & numerous legs
(Alex: [*] awoke.)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Sarah: $11,000
Heather: $3,800
Guy: $2,000

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
INTERNATIONAL ROAD VEHICLE STICKERS (5/5)
THE THEATRE (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
1940s NEWSMAKERS (4/5)
"ISM" QUEST (4/5)
FOOD IN THE BIBLE (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
BODY LATIN (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Guy: 10 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Sarah: 7 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Heather: 8 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 2 W

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



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Guy snagged the next Daily Double on the 6th clue. Sarah had $11,800, Heather had $4,600, and Guy was at $3,200. Guy made it a True Daily Double, wagering $3,200.

FOOD IN THE BIBLE $1200: After the Israelites crossed into Canaan & other sustenance was available, this food stopped falling

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Heather who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 10th clue. Sarah had $11,800, Heather had $5,000, and Guy was at $8,400. Heather wagered $3,500.

THE THEATRE $1200: This magazine began in 1884 as a handout for David Belasco's "May Blossom"

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
FOOD IN THE BIBLE $1600: The King James Version tells us Esau sold his birthright for a pottage of these legumes

1940s NEWSMAKERS $2000: After losing to FDR in 1940, this GOP candidate told the party faithful that its function was to be "that of the loyal opposition"

THE THEATRE $2000: In 1937 John Houseman & Orson Welles founded this repertory company that did radio as well as stage
(Heather: What is RKO?)

BODY LATIN $2000: Supercilium

"ISM" QUEST $1600: Coined in 1870s Britain, it's extreme nationalism backed up by a bellicose foreign policy

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Sarah: $19,400
Guy: $15,200
Heather: $8,900

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE BEATLES
(Alex: Very much in the news this year because of the anniversary.)

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Three-quarters for first place.
Sarah: Wager $11,001 to cover Guy.
Guy: You'll want to wager $4,201, and you'll win the game if Sarah wagers enough and gets it wrong.
Heather: Think about risking $500, thereby beating Sarah on the Triple Stumper (should Sarah wager to cover Guy's doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Of the Beatles' 20 U.S. No. 1 hits, this song has the shortest title

FINAL SCORES
Heather: $8,900 + $8,000 = $16,900 (What is Help?) (2nd place: $2,000)
Guy: $15,200 - $6,200 = $9,000 (What is Hey Jude?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Sarah: $19,400 + $12,000 = $31,400 (What is Help?) (2-day champion: $52,400)
(Alex: I remember their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, so I would've been happy to help you guys come up with a correct response here.)
...
(Alex: [revealing Heather's response] I don't think you needed any [*], because that's correct.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $11,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Sarah: $18,000, 24 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Guy: $13,200, 13 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Heather: $6,600, 15 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Combined Coryat: $37,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Sarah: 25/59 = .424
Heather: 16/59 = .271
Guy: 13/59 = .220
Team: 54/63 = .857

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
WRAPPER'S DELIGHT $200: The wrapper leaf for these, like Cohibas, is the most expensive leaf used
(Guy: What is tobacco?)
...
(Alex: [*]s, yes.)

THE THEATRE $800: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a curtain on the monitor.) In the theatre, when the curtain is raised vertically & completely disappears into the fly, it's called this type of reveal for the instrument of execution it resembles

INTERNATIONAL ROAD VEHICLE STICKERS $400: It straddles two continents

1940s NEWSMAKERS $800: This newsmaker is seen here during his 1948 fast to end the violence following the partition of India

INTERNATIONAL ROAD VEHICLE STICKERS $800: In Southern Africa

INTERNATIONAL ROAD VEHICLE STICKERS $1200: It's made up of about 700 islands & keys

INTERNATIONAL ROAD VEHICLE STICKERS $1600: Population about 80 million
(Guy: What is Ireland?)
(Alex: No.)
(Guy: Oh, my goodness, no.)

INTERNATIONAL ROAD VEHICLE STICKERS $2000: An Alpine nation; its sticker abbreviation comes from its Latin name

BODY LATIN $800: Pulmo
(Heather: What is heart?)
(Sarah: What are [*]s?)
(Alex: [*], yes.)

BODY LATIN $1600: Genu
(Alex: [*], yes -- genuflect.)

"ISM" QUEST $1200: (I'm science reporter Amy Harmon.) In a "Talk to the Newsroom" feature, I discussed covering the debate over whether this "ism", the believe that God made the universe from nothing, should be taught alongside evolution in science classrooms

"ISM" QUEST $2000: (I'm Ross Douthat.) In my online postings, like those critical of Obamacare, I try to bring to the Times blogosphere this philosophy; George W. Bush said his was compassionate & I hope mine is too

CORRECT RESPONSES
the Boston Massacre
a planetarium
Dearborn
Gregor Samsa
manna
Playbill
lentils
Wendell Willkie
the Mercury Theatre
the eyebrow
jingoism
"Help!"
cigar
a guillotine
Turkey
(Mohandas) Gandhi
Lesotho
The Bahamas
Iran
Switzerland
lung
the knee
creationism
conservatism

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Re: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by countyguy » Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:50 pm

The Beatles
Of the Beatles' 20 U.S. No. 1 Hits, this song has the shortest title.
SpoilerShow
What is Help!? Guy said Hey Jude.
Sarah Fremgen: $19,400+$12,000=31,400...now a 2-day champion with $52,400
Guy Wilson: $15,200-$6,200=$9,000 (3rd place: $1,000)
Heather Powell: $8,900+$8,000=$18,900 (2nd place: $2,000)
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Post by JFanForever » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:09 pm

I think Alex is starting a little too soon by asking if Sarah could be the next big winner. I have yet to see yesterday's show. I think she's talented, knowledgeable and can be very good on the buzzer. However, I remember some contestants who got off to a stronger, faster start, only to lose not too long after. Still, congratulations to her on her second win.

Is space center acceptable for planetarium? That was my answer on the first clue. Said Seven Years War instead of 100 Years War. I also said Smith instead of Young.

I thought creationism was pretty easy for a $1,200 clue.

For final, I was running the songs through my head. I considered "Love Me Do," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Ticket to Ride," but then something flashed and I remembered the correct answer in time.

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Re: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:20 pm

The Beatles
Of the Beatles ' 20 U.S. no. 1 hits, this song has the shortest title.

SpoilerShow
What is Help? Guy said Hey Jude


Sarah Fremgen: $19,400+$12,000=$31,400...now a 2-day champion with $52,400
Guy Wilson: $15,200-$6,200=$9,000
Heather Powell: $8,900+$8,000=$16,900
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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:12 pm

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:27 pm

Michigan Odds & Ends and What Kind of Animated Animal Are You? Me gusta.

…and no me gusta. I couldn't for the life of me think of a building that would be associated with an astronaut. My dad lived in Grand Rapids for five years, and I had never heard of that planetarium. Hate it when $200 is my only miss.

I also whiffed on the last Animated Animal since I've never seen Ice Age. Or anything else by Blue Sky, for that matter. And since when are there animated versions of Babar?

Differs by One Letter threw me too. At $400, I couldn't get away from "fragile" in time, and at $1000, I have NEVER heard of "filial" or "finial".

What led to "cigar" on Wrapper's for $200? I almost WAGged stuffed grape leaves because it was the only thing I could think of that involved wrapping and leaves.

Hands up: Who else said "WHAT! IS! SPARTA!" on In the Past for $800?

Oddly, $1000 was the only Changed clue where I had even an inkling. I knew it was Metamorphosis, but couldn't pull the guy's name.

Lach Trash: "Jingoism". "Conservatism" was my only miss in the category.

Instaget FJ! I think a limited knowledge of Beatles songs helped me not overthink this.
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Post by Bamaman » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:29 pm

It looked like a runaway early for Sarah, but the others came on late to make it a close game at the end.

I'm not a music person, so I wasn't thrilled with the category. But it was an instaget, though I spent 30 seconds trying to a recall a three word song of theirs.

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Post by zakharov » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:30 pm

I am deeply ashamed at missing this FJ. For some reason I thought they had a song named "Girl" and stuck with that. I am a dumb butthead and will go hide my face in shame.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:31 pm

I wonder what Brian would've thought about Guy increasing Ireland's population 15-fold :D

Instaget, almost before Alex started reading the clue. This one might clear 90%.

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Post by georgetrev » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:31 pm

Swept "Animated Characters" category.

FJ! was as instaget as they come

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Post by esrever » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:32 pm

Congrats to Sarah on a well-played game!

Picked up Lach trash: "planetarium", "Dearborn", "lentils"

Instaget FJ. I knew it even before Alex finished reading the clue.

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Post by Leander » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:32 pm

FJ was so easy, I spent the rest of the time second guessing myself, like "is the exclamation point part of the title? Did Girl ever make it to #1?"' But stuck with my initial guess.

I thought the last DJ answer of conservatism was way overvalued. Much easier than Jingoism.

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Post by esrever » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:37 pm

zakharov wrote:I am deeply ashamed at missing this FJ. For some reason I thought they had a song named "Girl" and stuck with that.
The Beatles did record a song named "Girl" but it was not a #1 song. In fact, it did not make the Billboard charts at all.

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Post by skullturf » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:46 pm

Good job by the two challengers in the DJ round. The champ had a big early lead, but the challengers made it close.

I had a good game, getting Dearborn, Samsa, and Wendell Wilkie (who I largely know about from trivia games). I was reasonably confident on "eyebrows" and "jingoism" but might have been hesitant to ring in on the show.

I missed the planetarium one. Somehow I subconsciously thought a clue at the top of the board could only refer to an "obvious" structure like a school, hospital, library, or airport, so I said "airport" as the one most likely to be associated with astronauts.

This FJ wasn't quite an instaget for me, but I did settle on the correct answer before too long. The very first song title to pop into my head was "Love Me Do", but I figured the correct answer was probably shorter than eight letters. Next, I tried to think of one-word titles. "Rain" came to mind, but I was almost certain that wasn't a #1 hit. Then, the correct response came to me, and I wrote it down. I felt pretty good about it, since four letters seems like a good candidate. I tried to think of they had any multi-word three-letter titles like "I Do" or "I Am" or something like that. Or single-word three-letter titles, like "Ham" or "Gun" or something. Nothing else came to mind, and four letters seemed likely to be the "right" length.

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Post by econgator » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:56 pm

skullturf wrote:I missed the planetarium one. Somehow I subconsciously thought a clue at the top of the board could only refer to an "obvious" structure like a school, hospital, library, or airport, so I said "airport" as the one most likely to be associated with astronauts.
And to be fair, Chafee is not what I'd call one of the "famous" astronauts. Yes, he did tragically die as one of the Apollo 1 astronauts, but he doesn't get the name recognition of Glenn, Aldrin, or Armstrong.
Although, he was a Naval aviator, so airport is a good neg, at least. :)

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Post by floridagator » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:58 pm

Sara played very aggressively. I think she is the better player and the Irish champ from Monday was just a weak player.

For most, I think FJ was either an instaget or a stumper. Thinking too hard is the enemy there.
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Post by CrunchyTaco » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:59 pm

Picked up Lach Trash on Dearborn, Gregor Samsa, and Wendall Willkie. FJ was about as easy of a music FJ as I have seen. Good game personally for me, and an exciting game to watch with evenly matched and competent contestants.
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Post by tonypct » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:01 pm

Nice second win by Sarah. I hope we have the makings of a new Champion.

For FJ, I thought "Yesterday." Completely forgot about "Help!" :(

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Post by silverscreentest » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:05 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:And since when are there animated versions of Babar?

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