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Thursday, October 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6924, 2014-10-23

CONTESTANTS
Matthew LaMagna, a digital consultant from Arlington, Virginia
Angela Chuang, a public defender from New York, New York
Ali Palmer, an analyst from Portland, Oregon (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,300)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Good to have you with us today. I think I'm fair in saying that Ali, our returning champion, kind of surprised herself on yesterday's program. She was in third place, trailing Alexander and Mike going into Final Jeopardy! but she's the only one who came up with the correct response to the final, and that's why she's defending today against Angela and Matthew. We're delighted to have you with us. Let's go to work in the first round, shall we? Now the categories. We start off with...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ALASKAN PLANT LIFE (2/5)
WHAT THE?! (4/5)
U.S. MILITARY MEDALS (2/2, including 1 correct Daily Double)
THAT IS LIKE SO LATE 20th CENTURY (5/5)
I'M SEXY (5/5)
& I KNOW "IT" (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Matthew: 14 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 0 W
Ali: 6 R, 1 W
Angela: 3 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 27
Triple Stumpers: 4
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,200



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Matthew: $3,800
Ali: $3,000
Angela: $1,400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Matthew LaMagna is from Virginia. He is a digital consultant, but he didn't always want to be a digital consultant.

Matthew: That's correct. My dream job growing up was to be the play-by-play announcer for the Yankees, so what I would do is, every day when the Yankees were playing, I'd mute the TV and offer my own play-by-play. [ chuckles ]

Alex: And what prevented you from becoming a sportscaster?

Matthew: Uh, school and, uh... [ chuckles ] ...all sorts of...

Alex: And nobody would hire you?

Matthew: That's the big one. [ laughter ]

Alex: Okay, thank you. Sorry to put you on the spot like that.




Alex: Angela Chuang from New York --a public defender who collects versions of "The Little Prince"?

Angela: Yep, that's right. So, I first read the book in AP French in high school and fell in love with it. So now every country I travel to, I find a bookstore, somehow stumble my way through saying "The Little Prince" in the local language, and then, eventually, someone points me to a copy.

Alex: And how many copies in different languages do you have now?

Angela: Oh, I don't actually know the exact count right now, but I think it's over 10.

Alex: Wow. Good for you. [ chuckles ]




Alex: Okay, Ali Palmer is an analyst from Oregon. Once lived in Las Vegas, and when she lived there, made it a point to do what?

Ali: To gamble in every casino that had table games 'cause I'm a roulette addict, and I like to play roulette.
[ chuckles ]

Alex: Are you ahead of the game?

Ali: I'm probably even. I'm happy to say I'm even.

Alex: Well, that's good.

Ali: So, I'm not a --I'm a low-stakes gambler.

Alex: That's terrific. Anybody who can go to Vegas and come back and say, "I'm even --I broke even," is good.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Matthew found the Daily Double on the 27th clue. Ali had $2,400, Angela had $1,400, and Matthew was at $7,200. Matthew wagered $2,800.

U.S. MILITARY MEDALS $800: To be eligible for this medal, you must have been held captive after April 5, 1917
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
WHAT THE?! $800: Hel was banished by this chief god to run Niflheim, but it's not hell, per se, just a spot for those dead of old age or disease

ALASKAN PLANT LIFE $600: (Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from a riverbank in Alaska.) At about 17 million acres, Tongass is the biggest in this system that began in 1891 in part to conserve timber
(Ali: What is a wetland?)

ALASKAN PLANT LIFE $800: (Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a tree in Alaska.) Indians ate its bark & made its roots into hats; today, it's used for lumber, guitars, & gliders; no wonder the state tree, the Sitka type of this, is called the most valuable tree species in Alaska
(Alex: ...with less than a minute to go now, Matthew.)

ALASKAN PLANT LIFE $1000: (Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a tree in Alaska.) Alders are the only commercial tree west of the Rockies that take part in the fixation of this gas, turning it into nutrients, so where alders grow, other species of plants can often follow

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Matthew: $10,000
Ali: $2,400
Angela: $1,400

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Re: Thursday, October 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
LITERARY SAN FRANCISCO (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
CANALS (3/5)
I HAVE A THEORY (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
WINSTON CHURCHILL (2/3)
TV INITIALS (4/5)
3 "T"s (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Matthew: 10 R, 1 W
Angela: 5 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 0 W
Ali: 6 R, 3 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 6
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Angela snagged the next Daily Double on the 14th clue. Ali had $3,600, Angela had $3,800, and Matthew was at $16,400. Angela made it a True Daily Double, wagering $3,800.

I HAVE A THEORY $1600: John Nash's Noble prize announcement mentions this theory that looks at rivalries among competitors

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Ali who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 25th clue. Ali had $5,600, Angela had $8,400, and Matthew was at $20,400. Ali made it a True Daily Double, wagering $5,600.

LITERARY SAN FRANCISCO $2000: This bookstore on Columbus Avenue at Broadway is also a publisher whose books include "Howl"
(Ali: What is Dedalus?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
TV INITIALS $800: In 2013 fans were shocked & saddened when Cote de Pablo, aka special agent Ziva David, left this series

3 "T"s $1600: For their operettas, Sullivan was the composer & Gilbert was this
(Ali: The librettist?)
(Alex: Say it.)
(Ali: Libret-- librettist?)
(Alex: No.)
(Ali: No.)
[ beep ]
(Alex: You are correct in that you came up with the right word.)
(Ali: But not --)
(Alex: You didn't phrase it in the form of a question.)
(Ali: Oh, gosh. Sorry.)
(Alex: As you know, in Double Jeopardy! it costs you.)
(Ali: I know.)

CANALS $400: The bridge of the Americas crosses this canal at the city of Balboa

CANALS $1600: The Suez Canal is entered from the Mediterranean through this Egyptian port

LITERARY SAN FRANCISCO $1600: This author's "Tales of the City" center on the denizens of an apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane
(Ali: Who is Maupisan?)
(Alex: No.)
(Ali: Armistead Maupisan?)
(Alex: No.)
(Ali: Oh.)
...
(Alex: You added a syllable. Sorry. Less than a minute to go,
though. You pick.)

WINSTON CHURCHILL $800: The evacuation from this French seaport inspired Churchill's "We Shall Fight on the Beaches" speech

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Matthew: $20,800 (lock game)
Angela: $8,400
Ali: $1,200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FRENCH FOOD HISTORY

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; lock for second place.
Matthew: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $3,999 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Angela: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $5,999 (martian), and enjoy 2nd place.
Ali: You've no hope of catching up... unless Angela does something stupid. So risk $1,199.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A popular product was born when jean naigeon of this city substituted the juice of unripe grapes for vinegar

FINAL SCORES
Ali: $1,200 - $0 = $1,200 (What is ?) (2nd place: $2,000)
Angela: $8,400 - $8,300 = $100 (What is red wine v) (3rd place: $1,000)
Matthew: $20,800 - $3,000 = $17,800 (What is Paris?) (New champion: $17,800)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $10,000

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Matthew: $18,800, 24 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Ali: $6,800, 12 R, 4 W (including 1 DD)
Angela: $6,200, 8 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Combined Coryat: $31,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Matthew: 24/59 = .407
Ali: 12/59 = .203
Angela: 8/59 = .136
Team: 44/63 = .698

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
I'M SEXY $800: In 2011 she won Spike TV's Guys Choice Holy Grail of Hot Award; she also got a cool Golden Globe nomination
(Angela: Who is Megan Fox?)

& I KNOW "IT" $400: Adjective for a nursery-rhyme crawler
(Matthew: What is itsy?... bitsy?...)
[Laughter]
(Alex: You can stop right there. You got them both in.)

ALASKAN PLANT LIFE $200: (Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from a boat Alaska.) Bull kelp is named for its resemblance to a rope-like bullwhip, and its 120-foot stem or stipe was used by native peoples for any number of purposes, including attaching it to these whaling spears

ALASKAN PLANT LIFE $400: (Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from a riverbank in Alaska.) The most common tree in the forests of southern Alaska is the western hemlock, a tree of this type that's named for its seed-bearing structure & includes the world's tallest & one of the smallest trees

TV INITIALS $400: Known by 3 initials for short, this crime series spinoff is currently TV's longest-running prime time drama
(Matthew: What is CSI?)

WINSTON CHURCHILL $1200: In 1955 Churchill left office as PM for good at this round age that no sitting U.S. president has reached
[End-of-round signal sounds.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
the Prisoner of War Medal (P.O.W. Medal)
Odin
National Forest system
Sitka spruce
nitrogen
game theory
City Lights
NCIS
librettist
Panama Canal
Port Said
(Armistead) Maupin
Dunkirk
Dijon
Mila Kunis
itsy bitsy
harpoon
coniferous
(Law & Order) SVU
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Re: Thursday, October 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:54 am

French Food History
A popular product was born when Jean Naigeon of this city substituted the juice of unripe grapes for vinegar.

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What is Dijon? Ali had no guess; Angela said red wine; Matthew said Paris.


Matthew LaMagna: $20,800-$3,000=$17,800...now a 1-day champion with $17,800
Angela Chuang: $8,400-$8,300=$100
Ali Palmer: $1,200-$0=$1,200
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:27 pm

At the first break, I had run 20th Century and "It", but 0/5'd Sexy. I should've known Halle Berry and Chris Evans, and probably Pfeiffer as well, but I was blanking on them. Jon Hamm was the only NHOI there, and I know nothing about Mila Kunis other than that she exists and looks exactly like every other actress of the past 25 years ever.

I knew What The?! for $800 was asking for Odin, but I had a misfire and said "Thor". Between that and clamming on Hades, I should've been 4/5 there (all but whatever $1,000 was).

TV Initials for $400 was huuuuuuge negbait for CSI in my opinion.

Had a lot of misfires in DJ!: "tweet" for twitter, San Francisco having a fire instead of an earthquake, and relativity. (What led to "evolution" there anyway over any other theory?)

Can't say I've heard of the Boer war.

So grapes are supposed to lead you to mustard? I see this having a low get rate.
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Post by econgator » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:28 pm

Never in a million years was I getting that FJ.

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Post by immaf » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:31 pm

I got FJ right at the very last moment. I wasn't sure, but
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Dijon
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Post by Leander » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:37 pm

So how come my Grey Poupon has vinegar in it?

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Post by Abraxas » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:41 pm

Matthew had a good game. I was surprised when Ali didn't phrase her "librettist" response in the form of a question - and also surprised when neither of the other players rang in with "What is librettist?" I got 30 clues correct including national forest, spruce, nitrogen, NCIS, and Panama Canal. I got FJ after the think music ended but before Alex said the correct response. So it won't count as a get for me!

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Post by NoName84 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:00 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote: So grapes are supposed to lead you to mustard? I see this having a low get rate.
For me it was pretty much "pick a French city with a food named after it."

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Post by Ryno » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:04 pm

I am live in Arlington, VA, but I haven't seen Matthew around. I am originally from the SF Bay Area, so the literary category was fun for me.

Lach Trash: Odin, National Forest System, libertestt (pre invalid answer), Port Said, City Lights (I've been there), Dunkirk.

FJ totally stumped me.

Matthew is a solid player, I just hope that he relaxes & looks more comfortable in the next game. The C&O canal is an attraction here in the DC area, so I was surprised that Matthew didn't snatch that one up as well.
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Post by harrumph » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:29 pm

The FJ category should have been NEGBAIT, when you see France + grapes your mind goes to wine related things.

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Post by zakharov » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:33 pm

I said Champagne and I doubt I'll be alone. Oh well.
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Post by psgola » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:42 pm

I also thought about French Wine on the FJ: I thought Merlot. My best category was "That is Like So 20th Cenutry" 4/5.
Lach Trash: Spruce

Also, I thought I'd do much better on TV Initials, but only 1/5.
On the Literary San Francisco category, I pronounced Kerouac, "Krowak". Judges, would that be accepted?

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Post by tep390 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:44 pm

Abraxas wrote:Matthew had a good game. I was surprised when Ali didn't phrase her "librettist" response in the form of a question - and also surprised when neither of the other players rang in with "What is librettist?" I got 30 clues correct including national forest, spruce, nitrogen, NCIS, and Panama Canal. I got FJ after the think music ended but before Alex said the correct response. So it won't count as a get for me!
Yeah, I was surprised she didn't catch her "what is," but the other two must have been so stumped that they didn't realize her error...which is still surprising. She also nearly fell into the same trap a few questions later, but caught and corrected herself just in time.
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Post by econgator » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:45 pm

psgola wrote:On the Literary San Francisco category, I pronounced Kerouac, "Krowak". Judges, would that be accepted?
Doubtful. I don't see any way to get that as a pronunciation from the spelling.

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Post by econgator » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:47 pm

tep390 wrote:Yeah, I was surprised she didn't catch her "what is," but the other two must have been so stumped that they didn't realize her error...which is still surprising. She also nearly fell into the same trap a few questions later, but caught and corrected herself just in time.
*nod* It didn't seem like there was an edit (in which the two others were told not to ring in), so it was kind of odd to see them just stand there.

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Post by mxc_takeshi » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:00 pm

35 right.

Alaska- 1; What- 3; Medal- 0; Late 20th- 5; Sexy- 4; "It"- 4
San Fran- 3; Canals- 4; Theory- 2; Churchill- 3; TV- 3; 3 T- 3

Lach trash: "nitrogen", "NCIS", "Panama Canal", "Dunkirk"

Close to an Instaget FJ via a good guess; I didn't really pay attention to grapes as I just thought of a French city featured in a product, and I first came up with Dijon.

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Post by Linear Gnome » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:11 pm

Angela gave away $1000 for no reason. Matthew played very well but seemed a bit ill at ease. I wonder if he will loosen up in tomorrow's game.

I feel really silly about FJ. My response was "Poupon". Tripped at the 2 yard line.

I need to watch more carefully to avoid responses such as CSI for SVU (spinoff!). Given NCIS's popularity and longevity, I was surprised none of them got it.

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Post by schoe » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:18 pm

Wow, I was loving that SJ - 26/27 (everything but "spruce"). Made some missteps in DJ though ("MD" instead of "ME" for Quincy; "JD" instead of "DJ" for Full House).

Am a bit surprised that the champion (who had game experience) nearly forgot to phrase in the form of a question twice - I guess she doesn't watch the show much? (I do the opposite - I find myself responding to all trivia in the form of a question even if it's not Jeopardy at all...)

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Post by Bamaman » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:21 pm

econgator wrote:Never in a million years was I getting that FJ.
You're still about five years ahead of me.

I also thought of Champagne, but that isn't food. Wrote down crepes just to have something.

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