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

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

Game Recap for Show #6875, 2014-07-04

CONTESTANTS
Sally Sheinberg, a substitute teacher from Palmdale, California
Kay Thanaporn, a health care consultant from Decatur, Georgia
Christi Esterle, a librarian and stay-at-home mom from Colorado Springs, Colorado (whose 2-day cash winnings total $36,199)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Hello, ladies and gentlemen.
You take a chance in Final Jeopardy! and risk almost everything you've got and then come up with the correct response and win the game, you're gonna feel really good, relieved, and very happy. And that's what happened to
Christi on yesterday's program. And today she's back to face the challengers --Kay and Sally who join us. Welcome and good luck.
Here we go. Let's take a look at the categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ON THE "LEFT" (4/5)
COOL IDEA (5/5)
BESTSELLING AUTHORS BY PARTIAL TITLE (3/5) (Alex: We'll give you the partial title)
NATIONAL ANIMALS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
OLDIES (4/5)
NEWBIES (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Kay: 11 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 1 W
Christi: 12 R (including 1 rebound), 3 W
Sally: 3 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,400



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Christi: $2,000
Sally: $800
Kay: $600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Sally Sheinberg is from Palmdale, California, substitute teacher whose hobby is a good one. Volunteering. Where?
Sally: I've done P.T.A., um, treasurer of my synagogue. I helped create a library at a, um, Los Angeles County high school that was located at a detention center. They didn't have a library. So they had a lot of books, and we made a library for them.
Alex: Good for you for all of those things. We need more people like you.




Alex: Kay Thanaporn from Decatur, Georgia. A lover of old movies which means you're probably a T.C.M. fan, right?
Kay: Yes, I am, it's the, uh, TV channel that's tuned to the, um, in our --in our house. Whenever --as the background music or whatever.
Alex: Now for the last couple of years I have been on the T.C.M. cruise off the coast of Florida and Robert Osborne is there. Have you ever tried out for that cruise? All you --I know it sells out pretty fast
But that's a fun cruise.
Kay: Um, I've heard about that. But, um, I've had bad luck with boats. I'm not sure if, um...
Alex: Oh, really?
Kay: Cruises and I would, uh --
Alex: Well, there's an annual festival here In Los Angeles also where you get a chance to, uh, mingle with the stars and Robert Osborne and see a lot of your favorite old films on the big, big screen.
Kay: Yes, that would great.
Alex: Okay, you think about that.




Alex: Christi Esterle is our champion. What's this about your mo--mother not forgiving you for something over which you had no control, really?
Christi: Uh, not --for giving birth to her grandson while she was out of town.
[ laughter ]
Alex: She still holds a grudge over that?
Christi: Well, not ex --she was very upset about it. The thing was because there were complications with the pregnancy I had a planned cesarean section. So my mom went off to a conference in Tampa Bay thinking as we did that our son Sean wouldn't be born for another week. Well, while she was gone, things got a little more complicated and I had to call her up and said, "hi, mom, we're giving birth today."
Alex: But --ah, was this your first?
Christi: It was our second and she's been a wonderful grandmother to our boys so --
Alex: Oh, I'm sure.
Christi: Very happy to have her around.
Alex: I'm sure.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Kay found the Daily Double on the 26th clue. Christi had $3,400, Kay had $3,600, and Sally was at $800. Kay made it a True Daily Double, wagering $3,600.

NATIONAL ANIMALS $1000: There are no photographs, only illustrations of this symbol of Mauritius

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
BESTSELLING AUTHORS BY PARTIAL TITLE $800: "Moreau" (1896)
(Christi: Who is Verne?)

BESTSELLING AUTHORS BY PARTIAL TITLE $1000: "Augie" (1953)

OLDIES $1000: I'm confused-- this vocal group told us, "let's hang on to what we've got" & "Dawn, go away, I'm no good for you"

ON THE "LEFT" $600: The Rams' Tom Mack made the Hall of Fame at this position next to the center
(Christi: What is left tackle?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Kay: $9,600
Christi: $3,800
Sally: $800

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

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

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE 6 WIVES OF HENRY VIII (0/0)
WEIRD SPORTS (0/0)
"RH" FACTOR (0/0)
I'M BORED (0/0)
ARCHAEOLOGY (0/0)
OPERA TUNES (0/0)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Christi: 0 R, 0 W
Kay: 0 R, 0 W
Sally: 0 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 0
Triple Stumpers: 0
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $0



SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Kay: $9,600 (lock game)
Christi: $3,800
Sally: $800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FICTIONAL LOCALES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; lock for second place.
Kay: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $1,999 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Christi: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $2,199 (martian), and enjoy 2nd place.
Sally: You've no hope of catching up... unless Christi does something stupid. So risk $799.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Featured in a 1933 novel, it may have been inspired by the 1920s Tibetan travel writings of explorer Joseph Rock

FINAL SCORES
Sally: $800 - $1,000 = $-1,000 (What is Bali Hi...) (3rd place: $1,000)
Christi: $3,800 + $9,000 = $9,000 (What is Shangri-La?) (3-day champion: $45,199)
Kay: $9,600 + $2,999 = $2,999 (What is Shangri Shangri-La?) (2nd place: $2,000)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $3,400

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Kay: $7,000, 11 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Christi: $3,800, 12 R, 3 W
Sally: $800, 3 R, 0 W
Combined Coryat: $11,600

BATTING AVERAGES
Christi: 13/58 = .224
Kay: 12/59 = .203
Sally: 3/58 = .052
Team: 28/63 = .444

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
BESTSELLING AUTHORS BY PARTIAL TITLE $200: "Pelican" (1992)
(Alex: [*], Pelican Brief)

ON THE "LEFT" $1000: This 4-word phrase meaning to be abandoned to face a problem alone is used in the game of cribbage
Christi: What is "left holding the bag"?

COOL IDEA $400: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Mount Rushmore)
In 1937, a bill was introduced in congress
to carve a fifth figure on Mount Rushmore, this suffragette, but it never happened.

COOL IDEA $600: Dr. John Hunter has a simple way to get supplies into space: shoot them up there with a giant one of these
(Kay: What is a rocket?)

CORRECT RESPONSES
a dodo
H. G. Wells
Saul Bellow
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
left guard
Shangri-La
John Grisham
left in a lurch
Susan B. Anthony
a cannon

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

Post by Linear Gnome » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:46 pm

Fictional Locales
Featured in a 1933 novel, it may have been inspired by the 1920s Tibetan travel writings of explorer Joseph Rock.

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What is Shangri-La? Sally said Bali Hi.
Kay Thanaporn: $30,200+$2,999...now a 1-day champion with $33,199
Christi Esterle: $13,600+$9,000=$22,600
Sally Sheinberg: $1,600-$1,000=$600

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

Post by Leander » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:24 pm

Surprised there was not a BMS on the Strauss answer in the Opera category, given there is Johann and Richard, the latter being a more well known opera composer.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:27 pm

Ran National Animals. Somehow got all the $400s in J! as well.

Anyone think "Cool" for $600 was a huge negbait for rocket, since it involved shooting things into space?

Lach Trash: Rhododendron.

Rhombus was overvalued.

I thought the clue for "monotonous" was hard to pin down. Mom said "redundant" and I was trying to say "repetitive" but I think that was in the clue. It was my only miss too.

Thought "Baffin Island" was undervalued at $400, and "Machu Picchu" overvalued.

Had no guess on FJ! I didn't know Shangri-La was from a book. I thought it was much, much, MUCH older.
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Post by esrever » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:33 pm

Kay played an excellent game.

Lach trash: "Saul Bellow", "Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons", "left guard", "rhododendron"

Didn't get FJ.

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Post by RKane » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:58 pm

Loved how it finished with a Spangenbergian wager!


Popular fiction? Nice, books I've actually read. Interestingly (?), "Semetary" without a year would probably be fine as a clue anyways, because I am not aware of any other books with that misspelling.
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Post by doihavetoreally » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:58 pm

Boy. ..how many of you underestimated kay? First TDD was a surprise to me. Really impressive. Thought FJ was easy.
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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:59 pm

FJ was an instaget; I re-read Lost Horizon a couple of years ago as a beach read. Excellent book, better than the late 1930s movie (and don't bring up that dreadful early 1970s musical version that was so bad that it broke up the songwriting team of Hal David and Burt Bacharach).

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Post by StevenH » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:00 pm

This was another lackluster board.

I thought Bellow for Augie, but I wasn't sure if it was the same thing as The Adventures of Augie March. I had never heard the title shortened.

It seemed like Alex accidentally hinted that the J! round DD was coming up before Kay actually chose the clue, though I don't think that it made a difference in this case.

I would have gone all in on the "sphinx" DD and been wrong. I guessed "monkey."

FJ was an instant get.

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Post by TheyCallMeMrKid » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:03 pm

I knew I wouldn't be having a great DJ as soon as I saw Henry VII, Archaeology and Opera, and I was right.

I'm always impressed by the players who do well in categories that I am weak in. I think Kay may last a while.
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Post by Category 13 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:17 pm

So many contestants just don't recognize when they're at that 'Now or Never' point when trailing badly in the DJ round and the 2nd DD comes into their hands.
How many clues were left when Christi hit that last DD? In any case she failed on the wager. How can she not bet at least 50%?

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

Post by econgator » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:26 pm

StevenH wrote:It seemed like Alex accidentally hinted that the J! round DD was coming up before Kay actually chose the clue, though I don't think that it made a difference in this case.
I noticed that, too. Odd.

The Henry VIII DD would have been an all-in wager. Those were all easy clues.

I've played a lot of cribbage and have never heard of the term "left in the lurch" as it relates to it (or did I mishear?).

Instaget FJ.

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Post by mxc_takeshi » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:27 pm

34 out of 60.

"Left": 3/5 Cool: 2/5 Authors: 4/5 Animals: 3/5 Oldies: 3/5 Newbies: 3/5
Henry VIII: 4/5 Sport: 3/5 "Rh": 2/5 Bored: 2/5 Archaeology: 2/5 Opera: 3/5(!)

Lach trash: "H.G. Wells", "left guard", "rhododendron" (knew sphinx too)

At first I had no clue on FJ, but I was helped by remembering the videogame Uncharted 2, which takes place in Tibet and deals with Shambhala, and the main character also mentions Shangri-La. I also remember Shangri-La showing up on a Sporcle quiz that I played some time ago. Sometimes you get the Aha! moment. By virtue of winning, Kay was the "leader of the pack" today.

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Post by doihavetoreally » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:29 pm

Leander wrote:Surprised there was not a BMS on the Strauss answer in the Opera category, given there is Johann and Richard, the latter being a more well known opera composer.
Expecting the same. I even recall BMS from AJ on previous occasions.
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Post by StevenH » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:30 pm

econgator wrote: The Henry VIII DD would have been an all-in wager. Those were all easy clues.
That category was funny. I knew the Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boelyn, and Catherine Parr/Catherine Howard clues right away. I made the lucky guess on the Jane Seymour DD. I then got the Anne of Cleves clue, but I was only able to get that one from process of elimination.

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Post by Category 13 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:33 pm

econgator wrote: I've played a lot of cribbage and have never heard of the term "left in the lurch" as it relates to it (or did I mishear?).
I think it was supposed to be "Left in a lurch". Not sure if that's what she said.
I've heard my mother use the term enough to be familiar with it.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:43 pm

doihavetoreally wrote:
Leander wrote:Surprised there was not a BMS on the Strauss answer in the Opera category, given there is Johann and Richard, the latter being a more well known opera composer.
Expecting the same. I even recall BMS from AJ on previous occasions.
I wasn't aware that Alex had changed his last name to Jrebek.
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Post by doihavetoreally » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:55 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
doihavetoreally wrote: Expecting the same. I even recall BMS from AJ on previous occasions.
I wasn't aware that Alex had changed his last name to Jrebek.
Lol..you know what I mean.
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Re: Friday, July 4, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by davey » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:58 pm

Category 13 wrote:
econgator wrote: I've played a lot of cribbage and have never heard of the term "left in the lurch" as it relates to it (or did I mishear?).
I think it was supposed to be "Left in a lurch". Not sure if that's what she said.
I've heard my mother use the term enough to be familiar with it.
No, it's "left in the lurch." It's a common phrase, whether from cribbage or not.
StevenH wrote: I thought Bellow for Augie, but I wasn't sure if it was the same thing as The Adventures of Augie March. I had never heard the title shortened.
It's not common, but that was the point of the category, partial titles.
StevenH wrote: It seemed like Alex accidentally hinted that the J! round DD was coming up before Kay actually chose the clue, though I don't think that it made a difference in this case.
He had that tone he gets when the round is coming to an end. I think he forgot there was another category in play, and Kay had a choice...

I don't precall, but Shangri-La comes to mind whenever fictional places are mentioned, so this came easy...

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