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Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:30 am
by Archivists
Game Recap for Show #6879, 2014-07-10

CONTESTANTS
Jen Fiero, a librarian from Jackson, Michigan
Pete Gittens, a stay-at-home dad and bartender from Brownsville, Minnesota
Campbell Warner, a military attorney originally from Rock Hill, South Carolina (whose 2-day cash winnings total $37,200)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, all. Thank you, Johnny. And welcome, ladies and gentlemen. Hope you're with us
for the entire half-hour so you get to match your wits against our contestants. Jen and Pete, nice to
welcome you to the program.
Campbell, good to see you again.
Let's go to work in the first round, shall we? The Jeopardy! Round.
Today, these categories are in play...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
A THOREAU UNDERSTANDING (4/5)
ANIMALS ALL AROUND (5/5)
GEOGRAPHICAL HISTORY (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
WHISKEY (5/5)
ON THE "ROCK"S (4/5)
NO CHASER (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Jen: 9 R, 0 W
Pete: 11 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Campbell: 7 R, 0 W

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



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Jen: $3,400
Campbell: $1,600
Pete: $800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Jen Fiero is from Jackson, Michigan and in her spare time has what I would consider to be a great job.

Jen: Oh, yeah, I work at a winery, a small local winery in Jackson. So, uh, I started working in their tasting room about four years ago. So I get to taste all kinds of awesome wines and I serve --

Alex: Now what kind of wines is Michigan known for?

Jen: Um, primarily Rieslings, and other sort of, uh, sweeter wines, But the German grapes grow really well in Michigan.

Alex: Okay, good, the cold weather helps, doesn't it?

Jen: Mm-hmm.




Alex: Pete Gittens, bad news for you. I erred a little while ago in accepting a more specific or asking you for a more specific on the rock lobster because "rock" was in the category...

Pete: Sure.

Alex: ...and had to come up. So we gotta take away money from you.
You're at $800 now, not $2,000. Now you're a pinball junkie.

Pete: I am.

Alex: Are there still pinball machines out there?

Pete: They are few and far between, but if you keep your eye out you can find a few places that still have 'em. They don't really make any
new ones anymore. So you kinda gotta really look hard to find the ones.

Alex: Yeah, do you push it a little and bounce against the table --

Pete: Well, that's --that's the name of the game.

Alex: Yeah?

Pete: You gotta --you gotta give it a little --so --there's --the tilt is built in there for a reason.

Alex: Uh-huh, okay. It brings back a lot of memories for me.




Alex: Campbell Warner is a military attorney who's about to be
transferred where?

Campbell: Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

Alex: Now does this mean you're a defense attorney or a prosecuting attorney or do you get any say in that?

Campbell: You do get some say. The army asks you where you would like to go and they tell you if the job's available. And the senior defense attorney, called a senior defense council job, was available at Fort Jackson, so I took that. And it's been good so far, but it's coming after four years as a prosecutor so I've had to go to the other side of the aisle so it's been a --

Alex: You had to go after four years as a prosecutor?

Campbell: Didn't have to but it means going from the prosecution side
to the defense side so it's a completely different way of thinking but it's been fun so far.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Pete found the Daily Double on the 21st clue. Campbell had $2,600, Pete had $2,400, and Jen was at $3,800. Pete made it a True Daily Double, wagering $2,400.

GEOGRAPHICAL HISTORY $600: In the late 1800s Boers in the Dorsland Trek crossed this desert from the Transvaal to Angola

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
ON THE "ROCK"S $600: Down, down! This spiny crustacean does not have claws, but those tails are goooood
(Pete: What is lobster?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)
(Pete: What is [*]?)
[Initially ruled correct but reversed during commercial break. Alex should not have asked for more specific information. The word "rock" was in the category name.]

GEOGRAPHICAL HISTORY $400: This persecuted group fled England in 1609 & lived in the Netherlands for 11 years before crossing the Atlantic
(Pete: Who are the Puritans?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)
(Pete: Who are the Quakers?)
(Alex: No.)

A THOREAU UNDERSTANDING $1000: When "A Week on" this "and the Merrimack rivers" sold only 220 copies, publishers dumped the last 700 on H.D.'s door

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Pete: $6,800
Jen: $5,800
Campbell: $4,200

Re: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:30 am
by Archivists
DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
STAGE WHISKERS (4/5) (Alex: ...not "stage whispers")
MUSICAL MEDICOS (4/5)
AN "S"-ORTMENT OF THINGS (4/5)
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN (2/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
ON THE SQUARE (5/5)
THAT'S DIFFICULT! (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Campbell: 12 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Pete: 8 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Jen: 4 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Campbell snagged the next Daily Double on the 19th clue. Campbell had $11,800, Pete had $10,800, and Jen was at $8,200. Campbell wagered $1,200.

THAT'S DIFFICULT! $1600: The EU said its 2012 budget was "in tune with" these stern "measures in place in many EU countries"

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Pete who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 22nd clue. Campbell had $13,000, Pete had $11,600, and Jen was at $7,000. Pete wagered $2,000.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN $1600: While plundering Portobelo, Panama this knighted pirate created a human shield of women, priests, & the mayor. Nice guy
(Pete: Who is Sir Walter Raleigh?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
AN "S"-ORTMENT OF THINGS $1200: These rod-shaped organisms can wreak havoc in your intestines

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN $800: Arrested in America, he was hanged in 1701 in London & his body dangled beside the Thames
(Jen: Who is Blackbeard?)

MUSICAL MEDICOS $800: The title of this song from "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" is on Lucy's psychiatry booth sign
...
(Alex: You're gonna love it. [*].)

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN $1200: For many years, Tortola in this island group was a major base for pirates who terrorized the Spanish Main
(Jen: What are The Bahamas?)
(Pete: What are the Antilles?)

STAGE WHISKERS $2000: With Ricky Martin as Che, it must be this play

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Campbell: $15,400
Pete: $13,600
Jen: $10,600

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
IN THE DICTIONARY

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths for first place.
Campbell: Wager $11,801 to cover Pete.
Pete: You're faced with a legitimate choice in strategy. You can either choose to cover Jen, hoping that you give the correct response and Campbell doesn't, in which case you'll want to wager $7,601 to cover Jen's doubled score, but no more than $10,000 if you want to top Campbell on a Triple Stumper; or bet up to $2,999 and win if both Campbell and Jen miss Final.
Jen: You ought to try wagering between $3,001 and $4,600. This will top a $0 wager by Pete while still beating Campbell and Pete on the Triple Stumper (should Campbell wager to cover Pete's doubled score and Pete wager to cover your doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This adjective can mean "delicate", "heavenly" or, in chemistry, "related to C4H10O"

FINAL SCORES
Jen: $10,600 + $7,000 = $17,600 (What is ethreal) (New champion: $17,600)
Pete: $13,600 - $10,000 = $3,600 (What is Sweet) (3rd place: $1,000)
Campbell: $15,400 - $11,800 = $3,600 (What is aromatic?) (2nd place: $2,000)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $8,000

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Campbell: $15,800, 19 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Pete: $13,800, 19 R (including 1 DD), 4 W (including 1 DD)
Jen: $10,600, 13 R, 2 W
Combined Coryat: $40,200

BATTING AVERAGES
Campbell: 19/59 = .322
Pete: 19/60 = .317
Jen: 14/58 = .241
Team: 52/63 = .825

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
GEOGRAPHICAL HISTORY $200: (Kelly of the Clue Crew delivers the clue.) In order to gain
military advantage,
the ancient Romans were the first to build roads
like the Via Claudia Augusta across this mountain system between central Europe
and Italy

ON THE SQUARE $1600: Named for a now-defunct newspaper, this New York City square is mentioned in "Give My Regards to Broadway"
...
(Alex: Remember me to [*]. Yes.)

AN "S"-ORTMENT OF THINGS $2000: South Bend, Indiana is home to a museum dedicated to this bygone automobile company

STAGE WHISKERS $400: James K. Hackett
could use a little shave as this Scottish royal from a 1924 production

STAGE WHISKERS $800: Ah, the pleasant memories of Old Deuteronomy's whiskers in this Broadway show

STAGE WHISKERS $1200: A mustachioed character depicted on the poster here
was first made famous by this author

STAGE WHISKERS $1600: Tradition says
you need a beard
to play this lead
Fiddler on the Roof character

CORRECT RESPONSES
Kalahari
rock lobster
Pilgrims
Concord
austerity measures
Captain Henry Morgan
Salmonella
Captain Kidd
"The Doctor is In"
British Virgin Islands
Evita
ethereal
the Alps
Herald Square
Studebaker
Macbeth
Cats
(Alexandre) Dumas
Tevye

Re: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:59 pm
by jeff6286
In the Dictionary
This adjective can mean "delicate", "heavenly" or, in chemistry, "related to C4H10O"

Spoiler
Show
What is ethereal? Pete said sweet; Campbell said aromatic.


Campbell Warner: $15,400-$11,800=$3,600
Pete Gittens: $13,600-$10,000=$3,600
Jen Fiero: $10,600+$7,000=$17,600...now a 1-day champion with $17,600

Re: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:36 pm
by esrever
All three players played well (two of them up until FJ), with a very good get by Jen in FJ. Congrats to Jen on her win.

Picked up Lach trash: "Pilgrims", "salmonella", "The Doctor Is In", "Evita"

Didn't get FJ. Guessed "sweet" instead.

Re: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:40 pm
by Leander
Wasn't there a relatively recent Jeopardy clue to do with ether and its formula? I think that was the way I puzzled out the answer.

Re: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:40 pm
by skullturf
I missed "Rock Lobster" because I didn't know it was an actual lobster! I just thought it was a song.

I had a very good game, especially the DJ round (11 out of 12 in the bottom two rows there), so naturally I missed FJ.

Sometimes these clues are frustrating when they don't click. I knew it was going to be a word I had heard of, but nothing was coming to me.

I wrote down "saccharine" just to have something. I suppose it's an adjective that can be used in chemical and non-chemical contexts, but otherwise it didn't really fit and I wasn't expecting it to be right.

When "ethereal" was revealed, I instantly knew it was right. (I don't think I was ever consciously aware that "ethereal" was related to "ether", but it makes sense.)

Thirty seconds isn't a lot of time. And when there are three hints, it's hard to know which one to pay more attention to. Maybe if I had concentrated just on "heavenly", I might have got there.

Re: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:42 pm
by econgator
esrever wrote:All three players played well (two of them up until FJ), with a very good get by Jen in FJ. Congrats to Jen on her win.

Picked up Lach trash: "Pilgrims", "salmonella", "The Doctor Is In", "Evita"

Didn't get FJ. Guessed "sweet" instead.
Good game, Campbell, but it just wasn't to be today.

Didn't know what the formula for ether was, so I went to organic chemistry: meth-,eth-, prop-, but- ... ummmm ... beautific? bucolic? Yeah, I got nothing.

Re: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:55 pm
by Will33
So much for thinking the male domination was back lol.

Re: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:58 pm
by NoName84
Separatists instead of Pilgrims; judges?

Re: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:00 pm
by StevenH
Holy potatoes this was a good game! Congrats to Campbell on the run!

This was an enjoyable board, but not one that played to my strengths.

I would have bet all but a few dollars on the "Captain Morgan" DD. Luckily I was able to tease that one out.

I had no idea on FJ. I don't recall a FJ clue on ether, but I may have already forgotten. All I could think of were "fragile"and "divine," and I went with the former knowing full well that both were wrong.

Re: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:02 pm
by Ryno
FJ got me too, good one by Jen. Picked up Lachlan Trash: rock lobster, pilgrims (on the BMS), Captain Kidd & British Virgin Islands.

Re: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:05 pm
by jjwaymee
Frustrating. I had FJ but couldn't quite come up with the exact word. I kept repeating "Etheral" to myself and responding, "that doesn't sound right!". Off by one letter is still wrong.

Re: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:06 pm
by Category 13
I thought Pilgrims was pretty obvious also.

'Jack Daniels' seemed over valued at $1000.

Better than average board for me tonight. I did not get FJ though.

Nice work by the lady to come up with it for the win.

And an unusual tie for 2nd place. When was the last time that happened?

Second day in a row we had a bartender as a contestant.

Re: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:08 pm
by cwarner
econgator wrote:Good game, Campbell, but it just wasn't to be today.

Didn't know what the formula for ether was, so I went to organic chemistry: meth-,eth-, prop-, but- ... ummmm ... beautific? bucolic? Yeah, I got nothing.
Thanks! Organic chemistry gets me one more time. Now everybody knows why I went from pre-med to pre-law.

Congrats to Jen for crushing it on FJ!

Re: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:10 pm
by whatisbishkek
For some reason I managed to come up with "etheric" but not "ethereal" on FJ. Any guesses on whether this would have been accepted?

Re: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:13 pm
by Zee2
NoName84 wrote:Separatists instead of Pilgrims; judges?
I believe that "Pilgrims" was wrong and "Puritans" should have been accepted. The clue referred to the group that was persecuted. The persecuted group were Puritans. They didn't become "pilgrims" until they left on their "pilgrimage."

What do you all think? I don't think it would have affected the final outcome, as it was.

Re: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:16 pm
by Category 13
There was a clue late in DJ that Jen and the bartender both guessed wrong and I was saying, "Stay clam Cambell, stay clam"
Good job staying clam on that one.

Re: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:31 pm
by BuzzerBattleBill
If Jen had missed, there would have been a 3-way tie at 3,600.

Re: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:37 pm
by ElendilPickle
Instaget FJ - I didn't know the formula, but thought "delicate...heavenly...something chemical...must be ethereal."

Re: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:39 pm
by Category 13
BuzzerBattleBill wrote:If Jen had missed, there would have been a 3-way tie at 3,600.
Interesting. I hadn't jotted the wagers down as I do most of the time. (no DVR)
Both challengers must have used some intellegent strategy. That's a pleasant change from what's been going on in the last month.