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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Game Recap for Show #6932, 2014-11-04

CONTESTANTS
Caitlin Malcuit, a writer and editor from North Reading, Massachusetts
Jason Newell, a quality analyst from Chicago, Illinois
Casey LaPlante, a high school media specialist from Enfield, Connecticut (whose 1-day cash winnings total $5,000)

OPENING REMARKS
Thank you, Johnny. Hello, ladies and gentlemen. Obviously, the stars were not properly aligned for our contestants yesterday. Our returning champion didn't even make it into the final, and Casey, who's the new champion, won only 5,000 dollars. A lot of difficult material for the three players yesterday. Today, though, will be different as we welcome Caitlin and Jason. Let's go to work in the first round. And I hope these categories are to your liking...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
NOT A SUCCESSFUL RAP MUSICIAN (5/5) (Alex: You have to tell us which one is...)
BRIDGES (3/5)
POETRY & THEE (4/4)
TRADEMARKS (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
"PUMP" UP (4/5)
THE JAMES (3/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Jason: 10 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Caitlin: 7 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Casey: 6 R, 4 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 5
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,800



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Caitlin found the Daily Double on the 11th clue. Casey was in the hole with -$200, Jason had $2,200, and Caitlin was at $2,000. Caitlin wagered $500.

TRADEMARKS $600: This gum brand gets its name from a Spanish word for "gum"
(Caitlin: Uh...)
(Alex: Caitlin?)
(Caitlin: I don't know.)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Caitlin: $3,300
Jason: $2,600
Casey: -$800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Do twins ever get together and play tricks on their friends and family? Let's ask Caitlin Malcuit. She has a twin. What'd you guys do to a teacher?

Caitlin: So, um, it was an orchestration of my teacher in the third grade. We switched places. Um, so, my teacher sent me downstairs--it was a picture day, so we were dressed identically, and I called her out saying I needed to tell her something, and then we just pulled the switch. She went up to my classroom. I sat in on hers. Took a spelling test for her and everything.

Alex: Okay.

Caitlin: Yep.

Alex: But it was fun.

Caitlin: It was, yeah.

Alex: April fools'. All right.
[Laughs]




Alex: Jason Newell is a quality analyst from Chicago.

Jason: Yes.

Alex: And must be a writer as well, because didn't you win an award?

Jason: Yes, I did.

Alex: Which was?

Jason: It was a Gwendolyn Brooks Young Authors award, and so it was for elementary school students. And our teacher--my fifth grade language arts teacher had us all write a book, and I wrote a book called Adventures, Incorporated, and was selected to go to Springfield to actually, uh, present my book, and I received an award for it.

Alex: Well, good for you.

Jason: Yes.

Alex: You should continue in--as an author.

Jason: Thanks. All right.




Alex: Casey LaPlante is our champion. Now, you and I have something in common. We both rode in the Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C. I was an invited guest, you also were an invited guest, but because you were...

Casey: A Cherry Blossom Princess.

Alex: Good for you. From Rhode Island?

Casey: From Rhode--representing Rhode Island, that's right.

Alex: Still have your tiara?

Casey: It was quite an honor. I have my sash.

Alex: Oh, okay. All right.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
BRIDGES $400: One pylon of this country's Millau Viaduct, the world's tallest road bridge, is higher than the Chrysler Building
(Casey: What is Italy?)
...
(Alex: Millau, [*].)

THE JAMES $600: This Scottish engineer's improvements in the steam engine led to its widespread use in industry
(Caitlin: Who is Fulton?)

THE JAMES $1000: Betty Grable married this popular bandleader in 1943
(Alex: Great trumpeter--[*].)

"PUMP" UP $800: Type of shotgun that has a mechanism for ejecting a shell
(Casey: What is an air pump?)

BRIDGES $1000: In the 19th century this man designed both the Niagara & Brooklyn Bridges in New York
(Alex: We have less than a minute to deal with that last category.)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Jason: $5,600
Caitlin: $3,500
Casey: $200

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE BIG RED WON (3/4)
WORDS THAT START WITH CONJUNCTIONS (1/4)
MANAGEMENT (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
UNUSUAL TV FIRST NAMES (5/5)
AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL CATEGORY (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
ON PORPOISE (3/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Casey: 10 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Jason: 6 R, 0 W
Caitlin: 4 R, 3 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 6
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,400



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Casey snagged the next Daily Double on the 13th clue. Casey had $5,800, Jason had $7,600, and Caitlin was at $5,900. Casey wagered $1,800.

AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL CATEGORY $2000: Marcus Luttrell wrote this memoir about being the only Navy SEAL to come home from Operation Redwing
(Casey: What is Sole Survivor?)
(Alex: Oh, darn, you're so close. It's not Sole Survivor, it's [*].)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Caitlin who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 17th clue. Casey had $4,000, Jason had $7,600, and Caitlin was at $7,100. Caitlin wagered $1,000.

MANAGEMENT $1600: Don't fire that old duffer yet--he knows stuff about the company that's not written down, this 13-letter type of "memory"
(Caitlin: Gosh...)
(Alex: Caitlin?)
(Caitlin: What is Rolodex?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
WORDS THAT START WITH CONJUNCTIONS $400: Dairy product term for someone who drops things a lot
(Alex: The conjunction is "but", and the word is [*].)

WORDS THAT START WITH CONJUNCTIONS $800: To wander in search of food or provisions

WORDS THAT START WITH CONJUNCTIONS $1200: This word for any painful experience also refers to a medieval trial whose outcome showed God's will

THE BIG RED WON $800: In the struggle for the nascent USSR, the Bolshevik Reds bested the anticommunists known as this color

ON PORPOISE $1200: Among the differences between porpoises & dolphins, these are spade-shaped in porpoises, conical in dolphins
(Casey: What are fins?)
(Caitlin: What are their snouts?)

ON PORPOISE $2000: The endangered vaquita porpoise lives in the northern reaches of this gulf off Mexico's Baja peninsula

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Jason: $10,800
Casey: $8,000
Caitlin: $6,100

PREFINAL REMARKS
Alex: Before we get into the Final, we have a change in scoring to announce. A few moments ago, we had a clue in which we said that Finland was to the northeast of the Soviet Union. It's to the northeast of only the European portion of the Soviet Union at that time, and that may have confused Caitlin, so we are giving her back the $1,600 we took away from her for an incorrect response. Her score is now correct, and we're going to THE SUPREME COURT for our Final. Here is the clue, players...

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE SUPREME COURT

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Two-thirds for first place. Stratton's Dilemma.
Jason: Wager $5,201 to cover Casey.
Casey: You ought to wager to cover Caitlin, but since you cannot win on a Triple Stumper if you do so, you should choose between wagering $0 and maximizing your winnings by betting all $8,000. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $4,200 (to shut out Caitlin) or less than $2,400 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Caitlin). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Jason.
Caitlin: Consider risking $500, thereby beating Jason on the Triple Stumper (should Jason wager to cover Casey's doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
After Washington & FDR, he is, perhaps fittingly, the president who appointed the most Supreme Court justices

FINAL SCORES
Caitlin: $6,100 + $6,100 = $12,200 (Who is Taft) (New champion: $12,200)
Casey: $8,000 - $3,800 = $4,200 (Who is Reagan) (3rd place: $1,000)
Jason: $10,800 - $4,200 = $6,600 (Who is Taft FDR) (2nd place: $2,000)
(Alex: [To Caitlin] "Perhaps fittingly" because he wound up as Chief Justice of the United States.)
...
(Alex: Jason, you wrote something down quickly. You're shaking your head because you crossed off "[*]".)
(Jason: I had it right.)
(Alex: And you went to one of the presidents we gave you in the clue. A serious mistake, and it'll cost you $4,200.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $10,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Jason: $10,800, 16 R, 0 W
Casey: $9,800, 16 R, 6 W (including 1 DD)
Caitlin: $7,600, 11 R, 5 W (including 2 DDs)
Combined Coryat: $28,200

BATTING AVERAGES
Jason: 16/58 = .276
Casey: 16/59 = .271
Caitlin: 12/60 = .200
Team: 44/63 = .698

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
TRADEMARKS $800: (Sarah of the Clue Crew shows an animation on the monitor.) Individual fibers are twisted to increase density in this "five times stronger than steel" DuPont material; bullets deform or mushroom on impact, dispersing & reducing energy
(Casey: What is Teflon?)

THE JAMES $200: The third James to be president, he led the U.S. during the Mexican War
(Casey: Who is Monroe?)

BRIDGES $800: This country's Firth of Forth Bridge was the world's longest span in the late 1800s

POETRY & THEE $800: "To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells from the bells, bells, bells, bells" (He added 3 more bells there)
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

UNUSUAL TV FIRST NAMES $1200: First name of Mrs. Walter White (Anna Gunn) on "Breaking Bad"
(Caitlin: What is Sky?)

THE BIG RED WON $1600: In February 1940 a Soviet barrage finally broke the Mannerheim Line of this plucky northeastern neighbor
(Caitlin: What is Norway?)
[Initially ruled incorrect; Caitlin was returned her money before Final Jeopardy! because Finland is principally to the northwest, not the northeast, of the Soviet Union, "and that may have confused Caitlin".]

WORDS THAT START WITH CONJUNCTIONS $1600: It's the range with the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
Chiclets
France
(James) Watt
Harry James
pump action
John Roebling
Lone Survivor
institutional
butterfingers
forage
ordeal
Whites
teeth
the Gulf of California
(William Howard) Taft
Kevlar
Polk
Scotland
Poe
Skyler
Finland
Andes

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The Supreme Court
After Washington & FDR, he is, perhaps fittingly, the President who appointed the most Supreme Court justices.

Spoiler
Who is Taft? Casey said Reagan; Jason crossed out Taft and said FDR, which was given in the clue.

Jason Newell: $10,800-$4,200=$6,600
Casey LaPlante: $8,000-$3,800=$4,200
Caitlin Malcuit: $6,100+$6,100=$12,200...now a 1-day champion with $12,200
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jeff6286 wrote:;(
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Quite the unfortunate ending.

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The game was better than yesterday, but that's about all I'll say for it.

The hint made FJ an instaget. I have no idea what that guy was thinking in switching from Taft to FDR.

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What the L was that about Finland being a northwesterly neighbor of the Soviet Union? Is that the most serious error that has ever been aired on Jeopardy!
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Lach Trash: Chiclets, butterfingers.

The Rap category was fun. I went 4/5 there. NHO Nipsey Hussle or Twista, so Boogaloo B sounded just as likely to be right or wrong.

"Pump" for $400 completely gummed me up. I saw "a rye" and went "wait, that's not spelled right. Loafing means being lazy... wait, 'rye' isn't a word, is it?" No idea what made my mind wander there.

0/5 in James. "Oh, not Monroe or Madison, shoot, who else was a president with James in their name? Can't think of one..."

Not an iota of recognition in Autobiographies or Big Red.

Management was almost entirely "Business business business. Numbers. Is this working?" to me. I actually knew "all hands" and "chief financial officer", but clammed on both. Wasn't sure if it was "financial" or "financing". (Would either have worked?)

I think "Starts with a conjunction" was a bit too Sheldon Cooper-ish. It's tough to filter through a bunch of words, filter through, and see if it fits the definition AND begins with a conjunction. I never would've gotten "forage" or "ordeal" even if you'd spotted me the conjunction.

Had FJ! marked down as a "no" before the clue came up. Why would it be "fitting" that a president did this? Hell if I know.

I have a feeling that the middle guy panicked and second-guessed himself. That's one of the most bizarre things I've seen someone do in FJ! ever.
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"Wow," is all I can say about FJ! When Caitlin revealed "Who is Taft?" you could see the man in the middle's hands pounding the podium (I thought in joy because he had sealed the victory). Ouch.

President. Supreme Court. I thought Taft was pretty easy.

I thought it was tough ruling against "Sky" vs "Skyler" in the tv characters category.

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OUCH. That's all I can say...OUCH.

Well, one more thing: what were those wagers!?

Instaget FJ. Wasn't getting it off the number of appointees, but "fittingly" had to mean Taft.

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This was an okay game, but with quite a few triple stumpers. I got 27 clues correct including James Watt, Harry James, Gulf of California, Chiclets (DD), but not FJ.
Bamaman wrote: I have no idea what that guy was thinking in switching from Taft to FDR
Alex called it a "serious mistake," but that's an understatement.

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Another lousy game this week. Not sure why the Finland question was questioned---Alex's explanation made no sense. The USSR was never engaged in Norway, AFAIK. Was not impressed with any of the contestants.

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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Why would it be "fitting" that a president did this? Hell if I know.
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floridagator wrote:What the L was that about Finland being a northwesterly neighbor of the Soviet Union? Is that the most serious error that has ever been aired on Jeopardy!
I thought the clue said that Finland was northeast of the Soviet Union, and the correction was that that was only the case from the "European" territory of the USSR, hence the confusion. I'm still confused though, since the Soviet Union didn't annex the Baltic states (presumably the European territory in question) until after the Winter War with Finland ended.
scrutinizer wrote:Not sure why the Finland question was questioned---Alex's explanation made no sense. The USSR was never engaged in Norway, AFAIK. Was not impressed with any of the contestants.
I think the point was the phrasing was allegedly confusing, so maybe, if it hadn't been, Caitlin wouldn't have guessed incorrectly or even rung in at all. But I agree with you, I think it should have still been counted incorrect since the USSR never fought in Norway and Norway was never northeast of the USSR.

Of course, if I'm remembering the clue and the correction incorrectly, just ignore me.

Better game than yesterday, but that's not saying much.

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Another bleh game after yesterday's bleh game.

What an FJ blunder... ouch!

The returning champ seemed to have Reagan on her mind... after making him CIA Director yesterday.

The clue said "fittingly" which instantly led me to Taft.
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FJ was an instant get for me, though I couldn't help but think that I was missing something and it couldn't be a one term president. Still, "fittingly" didn't point to anyone other than Taft. That is a really cool fact about him.

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scrutinizer wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Why would it be "fitting" that a president did this? Hell if I know.
GIYF
Taft served as Chief Justice from 1920 to 1930 after his presidency. He always said that Chief Justice was the job that he really wanted. Though a lawyer and a history buff, I failed to properly tease out "fittingly". I went with Lincoln, he was a lawyer so it's not totally out there.

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26 right.

Rap- 4; Bridge- 3; Poetry- 2; Trade- 0; Pump- 3; James- 2
Red- 4; Start- 2; Manage- 1; TV First- 3; Auto- 1; Porpose- 1

Lach trash: "Pump-Action", "Roebling", "Butterfingers", "White", "Gulf of California"

I got FJ pretty quickly because of the "fittingly" portion. Otherwise, I wouldn't have suspected Taft of having that many appointees because of his one term.

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Ryno wrote:
scrutinizer wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Why would it be "fitting" that a president did this? Hell if I know.
GIYF
Taft served as Chief Justice from 1920 to 1930 after his presidency. He always said that Chief Justice was the job that he really wanted. Though a lawyer and a history buff, I failed to properly tease out "fittingly".
And see, I knew that. But it didn't surface in the 30 seconds, because I had no idea what could possibly make any president more fitting than any other.
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The clue said something about the Soviet Union's northeastern neighbor; Finland is clearly the USSR's northwestern neighbor. Even Alex's explanation of the mistake didn't make sense.

Yeah, that FJ hurt, especially with FDR in the clue.

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