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Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6904, 2014-09-25

CONTESTANTS
Joann Taylor, a color scientist from Portland, Oregon
Dolly Moehrle, a law librarian from Ventura, California
Catherine Hardee, a hotel front desk clerk and recent college graduate from Kinston, North Carolina (whose 2-day cash winnings total $28,000)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: All right. Thank you, Johnny. Thank you. Welcome to our show. Catherine, the champion, likes even numbers. $28,000 even. Who knows what'll happen today? Dolly and Joann, welcome. Let's go to work. Pick up those signaling devices. I hope you like these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
PLAY CLASSY, SAN DIEGO (5/5)
TV SHOW PLOT POINTS (5/5)
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (4/5)
EAT YOUR VEGGIES (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
HISTORIC JOB TITLES (5/5)
BURIED IN THE LEGISLATION (5/5) (Alex: Each correct response made up of letters in "legislation.")

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Catherine: 12 R, 1 W (including 1 DD)
Joann: 10 R, 1 W
Dolly: 6 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 1
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,000



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Catherine found the Daily Double on the 14th clue. Catherine had $2,200, Dolly had $1,600, and Joann was at $2,400. Catherine made it a True Daily Double, wagering $2,200.

EAT YOUR VEGGIES $800: Unlike the familiar small red globe variety of this root vegetable, the daikon type is carrot-shaped & can be 18" long
(Catherine: What is a beet?)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Joann: $2,400
Dolly: $1,600
Catherine: $0

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: The first player we introduced on our program today, Joann Taylor, is a woman with a fascinating and interesting job, and an unusual one.

Joann: Very.

Alex: You are a color scientist.

Joann: Yes, I am.

Alex: What do you do?

Joann: Well, if you think about it, most people, I think the most common job that people think of when they think of color, they think of people who are designers, or people who --

Alex: Who work in paints. Yeah.

Joann: Who work in paints, exactly. And my background is in chemistry. However, basically, what color scientists do are we take care of the technical aspects of making sure that color materials are correct, that they're safe, and that they're repeatable.

Alex: So if my bubblegum is not the right shade of pink, I can check with you guys and you can complain to the manufacturers?

Joann: Absolutely.

Alex: Okay, good. Nice to know.




Alex: Dolly Moehrle from Ventura, California. Born on your sister's 9th birthday?

Dolly: 9 years and 20 minutes, yes.

Alex: Yeah.

Dolly: Uh, they brought me home and they said, "Here's your birthday present," and she said,
"I wanted a Mickey Mouse watch." [ laughter ] So we got her that for her 30th birthday.

Alex: [ laughing ] Good for you. Good sense of humor.




Alex: Catherine Hardee is our champion. She works as a clerk at a hotel, and got an unusual request from a rather...buff gentleman.

Catherine: Well, he called the front desk and informed me that there was a spider in his room,
and he needed it taken care of. [ laughter ] And I was the only one there, so that left it to me
to go take care of the spider In this gentleman's room, so...I did. I think he felt a little foolish,
having a little girl take care of the spider for him, But it's all in the job description.

Alex: Did you kind of --Yeah, but did you kind of stick it to him also to say, "Hey..."

Catherine: I --you know what? I was perfectly polite, and I didn't say anything about having to take care of it for him, I --but now I'm saying it on national television, so... [ laughter ]

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE $1000: In the early 1890s Sir Arthur opened a medical practice on this London street, years after Elizabeth Barrett lived there
...
(Alex: Ah. You've forgotten about
"The Barretts
of [*]." Joann, you should have rung in
on that. You knew it.
Don't be shy.)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Joann: $6,000
Catherine: $5,200
Dolly: $2,600

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Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
NATIONAL PATRON SAINTS (5/5)
AMERICANA (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
"CHAR"MED, I'M SURE (5/5)
TITLE MOVIE PAIRS (5/5)
HOLD YOUR HORSES! (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
WE'LL GET YOU THERE (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Catherine: 14 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 2 W
Joann: 7 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Dolly: 7 R (including 2 rebounds), 4 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 1
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,600



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Catherine snagged the next Daily Double on the 17th clue. Catherine had $15,200, Dolly had $1,800, and Joann was at $10,000. Catherine wagered $4,000.

AMERICANA $2000: Since 1938, this southern city has been deemed "the city that care forgot"

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Dolly who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 26th clue. Catherine had $22,000, Dolly had $4,600, and Joann was at $14,400. Dolly wagered $3,000.

HOLD YOUR HORSES! $2000: This small breed usually has 23 vertebrae instead of most horses' 24; the Najd region has a major stud farm
(Dolly: What is a Shetland?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
HOLD YOUR HORSES! $1600: This 1977 Triple Crown winner got his name from his owner's business interests in Washington State
(Dolly: What is Secretariat?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Catherine: $23,200
Joann: $15,600
Dolly: $0

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20th CENTURY LEADERS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Two-thirds for first place.
Catherine: Wager $8,001 to cover Joann.
Joann: Risk between $0 and $400.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In May 1980 over 200 leaders from more than 120 countries attended his funeral in Belgrade

FINAL SCORES
Joann: $15,600 - $15,000 = $600 (Who is Milosovich?) (2nd place: $2,000)
Catherine: $23,200 + $7,601 = $30,801 (Who was Tito?) (3-day champion: $58,801)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $2,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Catherine: $23,400, 26 R (including 1 DD), 3 W (including 1 DD)
Joann: $15,600, 17 R, 1 W
Dolly: $3,000, 13 R, 4 W (including 1 DD)
Combined Coryat: $42,000

BATTING AVERAGES
Catherine: 27/60 = .450
Joann: 17/58 = .293
Dolly: 13/59 = .220
Team: 57/63 = .905

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
PLAY CLASSY, SAN DIEGO $200: KNSD reported on a $4 million home being raffled in nearby Rancho Santa Fe to benefit the "House" of this fast food icon
(Joann: Who is Kroc?)

TITLE MOVIE PAIRS $2000: 1986:
Gary Oldman & Chloe Webb
(Dolly: Who are...?)

AMERICANA $400: Shhhh! The U.S. Poet Laureate works on the third floor of this institution's Jefferson building
(Catherine: What's the Smithsonian?)

AMERICANA $800: Hex signs are found
in the Dutch community
In this state's
Lancaster County

NATIONAL PATRON SAINTS $1600: This archangel is also a saint & the patron of Papua New Guinea
(Dolly: Who is Gabriel?)

AMERICANA $1600: (Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Deadwood, SD) Born Martha Cannary, this hard-drinking legend
of the old west had a soft side, too, caring for the victims of the 1878 smallpox epidemic in Deadwood. Her dying request? "Bury me beside Wild Bill"

WE'LL GET YOU THERE $800: For a reasonable 67 grand, the 2014 Ghibli from this Italian automaker can hit 165 mph for you
(Catherine: What is Ferrari?)

HOLD YOUR HORSES! $400: This Scottish breed is for you, bud

CORRECT RESPONSES
radish
Wimpole Street
New Orleans
the Arabian
Seattle Slew
Tito
Ronald McDonald
Sid & Nancy
The Library of Congress
Pennsylvania
Michael
Calamity Jane
Maserati
Clydesdales

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Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by countyguy » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:33 am

Haven't watched, but...
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Assuming today's NYT clue of the day is the FJ! clue, I precall that there will be a triple get and a poll rate of at least 80%, probably much higher. I know very little about the topic and I instagot it. So much for the dearth of triple-gets this season.

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Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:59 pm

20th Century Leaders
In May 1980 over 200 leaders from more than 120 countries attended his funeral in Belgrade.

SpoilerShow
Who is Tito? Joann said Milosevic.

Catherine Hardee: $23,200+$7,601=$30,801...now a 3-day champion with $58,801
Joann Taylor: $15,600-$15,000=$600
Dolly Moehrle: $0
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Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by JeopardyBill » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:34 pm

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Great performance by the champ. I thought for sure this was going to be a 100% instaget FJ. Oh well, fun game regardless.

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Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:10 pm

The thread title warns of spoilers, so I'm going to say this out in the open.

Tito was an instaget for me. That being said, I didn't know how well he would be known today. So I thought Catherine might have trouble with this, as she was born about a dozen years after the funeral. But she got it right and the lady who was alive then did not.

A two player FJ doesn't make for much wagering theory, but I'm sure Keith will have fun analyzing this one.

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Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:27 pm

Almost no TSes, and yet someone still ends up with $0. That's a real slugfest.

Considering my lack of Doyle knowledge, I'm surprised I went 4/5 (everything but Wimpole). It helped that most of the clues were general knowledge.

Also 4/5 in Veggies; NHO bok choy that I recall.

Legislation tripped me up. I could only think of "clean sweep" at $400, and can't say that I recognize the word "liaison".

3/5 in TV Shows. NHO House of Cards, and I know nothing about the plot points of Lost. Yes, I went "YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!" when the CSI: Miami clue came up.

DJ! ate my lunch, with only 7 right, of which 3 were We'll Get You There.

New Orleans = City That Care Forgot? What was the TOM there?

Title Movie Pairs was completely over my head. I think Clooney was the only actor name I recognized, and I've NHO Sid & Nancy.

No guess on FJ! No recognition at all on that name.
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Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by UniquePerspective » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:29 pm

Am I missing something or did Catherine have a math fail today?

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Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:31 pm

UniquePerspective wrote:Am I missing something or did Catherine have a math fail today?
Big time. She'd have lost by $399 on a double-up.

Instaget FJ.

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Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Leander » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:31 pm

Bamaman wrote:The thread title warns of spoilers, so I'm going to say this out in the open.

Tito was an instaget for me. That being said, I didn't know how well he would be known today. So I thought Catherine might have trouble with this, as she was born about a dozen years after the funeral. But she got it right and the lady who was alive then did not.
Pretty much my thoughts exactly. A bit surprised the older contestant didn't get this. I was thinking, "Finally a no brainer FJ".

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Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by heelsrule1988 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:33 pm

You guys are all "instaget FJ" and I'm like... :shock:

Also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hat-trick

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Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Abraxas » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:35 pm

Catherine made a strong recovery after being at zero halfway through the first round. She's getting more impressive every day. I thought the FJ was the easiest so far this week. I got 35 clues correct including FJ.

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Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:58 pm

econgator wrote:
UniquePerspective wrote:Am I missing something or did Catherine have a math fail today?
Big time. She'd have lost by $399 on a double-up.

Instaget FJ.
She loses by a dollar if she is wrong and Joann bets zero.

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Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by BADuBois » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:03 pm

Really enjoy Catherine's play and her self-confidence... I bet her buzzer skills are something else.

Did well on Arthur Conan Doyle (hello!) as well as TV plots and movie pairings.

FJ was a relief after yesterday's disaster.

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Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:04 pm

Bamaman wrote:
econgator wrote:
UniquePerspective wrote:Am I missing something or did Catherine have a math fail today?
Big time. She'd have lost by $399 on a double-up.

Instaget FJ.
She loses by a dollar if she is wrong and Joann bets zero.
Or that.

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Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mxc_takeshi » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:05 pm

32 out of 60.

San Diego: 5 TV Show: 5 Doyle: 3 Veg: 2 Job: 2 Legis: 1
Patron: 3 Americana: 4 "Char": 1 Movie: 2 Horse: 3 There: 1

Lach trash: "Seattle Slew"; DD: "Arabian horse"

Instaget FJ- I knew he died in 1980 and Belgrade made it certain. Record: 4 R, 5 W.
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Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dnbguy » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:06 pm

I was hoping for a "YEAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!" from Alex after the CSI: Miami clue. Sadly not to be.

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Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dhkendall » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:44 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Also 4/5 in Veggies; NHO bok choy that I recall.
The fact that we have some taking up space in our fridge helped me get that.
TenPoundHammer wrote: No guess on FJ! No recognition at all on that name.
You haven't followed the Jackson Five at all?

I had it instantly and since I was done before Alex said "Thirty seconds", I added "Josip Broz" to show off (to no one)
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Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Category 13 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:51 pm

dnbguy wrote:I was hoping for a "YEAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!" from Alex after the CSI: Miami clue. Sadly not to be.
heh heh heh heh

I was also wondering if "what is Murderer" could be an alternative response for Joseph Stalin's ocupation title.

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Re: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Paucle » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:00 pm

heelsrule1988 wrote:You guys are all "instaget FJ" and I'm like... :shock:
May I sit next to you?


Be nice Friday, lest I check that-which-I've-never-checked on Saturday.

What pointed to skiing in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle over, say, 2 man skeleton?

NHO Elizabeth Barrett. Or anyone named Barrett, for that matter.

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