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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:30 am
by Archivists
Game Recap for Show #6947, 2014-11-25

CONTESTANTS
Eugene Britton, a chemical engineer from Gonzales, Louisiana
Mariusz Galczynski, a university lecturer from St. Charles, Illinois
Doug Perez, a data base developer from Monrovia, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,000)

OPENING REMARKS
Thank you Johnny. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a returning champion in Doug, who told me on yesterday's program, "I know my limitations. I know nothing about pop music." And so in the final, wagered nothing at all, and as a result, he has $17,000 to show for it. Today, he faces these two gentlemen, Mariusz and Eugene. Welcome, and good luck. Here we go, fellas.

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
CHICK LIT (3/5)
EXPRESSIONS FROM BASEBALL (4/5)
OPERA (3/5)
TRADITIONAL FOODS AS NATIONAL FLAGS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double) (Alex: Yeah.)
BRAD PITT FILM ROLES (5/5)
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?! (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Mariusz: 12 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 0 W
Doug: 6 R, 1 W
Eugene: 7 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,800



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Mariusz found the Daily Double on the 7th clue. Doug had no money, Mariusz had $1,400, and Eugene was at $400. Mariusz made it a True Daily Double, wagering $1,400.

TRADITIONAL FOODS AS NATIONAL FLAGS $600: The recipe for this country's flag - chorizo and arroz

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Mariusz: $4,600
Doug: $800
Eugene: $600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Eugene Britton is married to a Cajun. You are one of those Americans. They don't often allow Americans to marry in, do they?

Eugene: No, I'm the first to marry in to her family in almost 200 years.

Alex: Now, have you spent a lot of time with her folks, and have you absorbed a lot of that culture? Fascinating stuff.

Eugene: Definitely the food.

Alex: The food?

Eugene: Not so much the language.

Alex: And what about the music?

Eugene: And the music as well.

Alex: Yeah. Okay, good for you.




Alex: Mariusz Galczynski is from St. Charles, Illinois, a university lecturer who seemed to feel comfortable with the opera category. And I know that you have translated a Polish opera?

Mariusz: Yes, when I was doing my master's, I did a project translating the most famous Polish opera, Halka, which is not often known to Western audiences, but performed yearly in Poland, has Polish dances, Polish songs, arias...

Alex: And did you perform in it as well?

Mariusz: Yes, at the end we had a recital - was nerve-wracking, but a pleasure to perform.

Alex: Good for you.




Alex: Doug Perez is our champion. Now, I mentioned Eugene is married to a Cajun. How long have you been married?

Doug: I've been married eight years.

Alex: Now, when you met your wife to be, it wasn't the most romantic of circumstances.

Doug: No, unfortunately, I think I'm very funny, but on that day, she did not think I was very funny, and our encounter ended with her giving me a double bird and storming out of the room.

[Laughter]

Alex: Whoa!

Doug: But we've been married eight years now.

Alex: And no more double birds since.
Okay.

Doug: Didn't say that.

Alex: Oh!

[Laughter]

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
OPERA $200: In "Il Trovatore", Leonora kills herself with poison concealed in this piece of jewelry
(Eugene: What is a pin?)

OPERA $1000: This knight reveals that he comes from Montsalvat, where his father, Parzifal, is king of the Holy Grail
(Alex: This well-known character is [*].)

CHICK LIT $600: It's the "fowl" moral of a fable about a milkmaid who spills her pail before she can sell it & realize her dreams
(Eugene: What is don't cry over spilled milk?)
[Time runs out on clue.]
(Alex: What should you have said, Eugene?)
(Eugene: [*].)
[Laughter]

CHICK LIT $1000: In Chaucer's "Nun's Priest's Tale", a proud & foolish rooster escapes one of these predators by the skin of his beak

EXPRESSIONS FROM BASEBALL $1000: Most of the world doesn't care how we pick Daily Doubles, that's real this 2-word phrase
(Alex: That's real [*].)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Mariusz: $8,400
Eugene: $3,400
Doug: $1,800

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:30 am
by Archivists
DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
RHYMING BRANDS (5/5)
PUERTO RICO (5/5)
THE REIGN OF TERROR (2/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
BEFORE & AFTER (5/5)
SHE'S A GODDESS! (1/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
FROM "E" TO "U" (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Doug: 10 R, 0 W
Eugene: 9 R, 1 W (including 1 DD)
Mariusz: 4 R, 1 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $8,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Mariusz snagged the next Daily Double on the 7th clue. Doug had $4,600, Mariusz had $10,400, and Eugene was at $4,600. Mariusz wagered $5,000.

SHE'S A GODDESS! $800: A crater deep inside Kilauea volcano is said to be the home of this goddess responsible for many eruptions
(Mariusz: I don't know.)
(Alex: It's in Hawaiian lore...who is [*].)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Eugene who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 30th clue. Doug had $11,000, Mariusz had $10,200, and Eugene was at $13,000. Eugene wagered $5.

THE REIGN OF TERROR $1600: In 1794 her fist husband Alexandre de Beauharnais was executed & she was imprisoned
(Eugene: Who is Marie Antoinette?)
(Alex: No. Who was [*]. [*], who later got married to that more famous guy.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
SHE'S A GODDESS! $1200: Not to be confused with Freya, this wife of Odin was the chief goddess in Norse myth
(Alex: Not Freya, but [*].)

SHE'S A GODDESS! $1600: In Celtic myth Clota was the goddess of this Scottish river

SHE'S A GODDESS! $2000: In Egyptian myth, Seshat, goddess of writing was the wife of this god of learning

THE REIGN OF TERROR $1200: Just like in the U.S. in the 1970s, a decree, called the Maximum, was passed to fix these 2 things to control inflation

THE REIGN OF TERROR $2000: The Committee of Public Safety used members of this political "club" to carry out some of its terror-ist policies

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Eugene: $12,995
Doug: $11,000
Mariusz: $10,200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths for first place. Stratton's Dilemma.
Eugene: Wager $9,006 to cover Doug.
Doug: You ought to wager to cover Mariusz, but since you cannot win on a Triple Stumper if you do so, you ought to choose between wagering $0 or maximizing your winnings with a bet of all $11,000. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $9,400 (to shut out Mariusz) or less than $7,010 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Mariusz). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Eugene.
Mariusz: You ought to try wagering between $801 and $6,210. This will top a $0 wager by Doug while still beating Eugene and Doug on the Triple Stumper (should Eugene wager to cover Doug's doubled score and Doug wager to cover your doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He once said, "It is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming wild things"

FINAL SCORES
Mariusz: $10,200 + $10,150 = $20,350 (Who is Sendak?) (New champion: $20,350)
Doug: $11,000 - $10,990 = $10 (Who is Barrie) (3rd place: $1,000)
Eugene: $12,995 - $9,100 = $3,895 (Who Shel Silverstein?) (2nd place: $2,000)
[Before revealing answers] (Alex: I feel we're going to get a variety of responses for this one.)
[After revealing Maurisz's response] (Alex: Author of Where the Wild Things Are.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $11,800

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Mariusz: $14,400, 16 R (including 1 DD), 1 W (including 1 DD)
Eugene: $13,000, 16 R, 3 W (including 1 DD)
Doug: $11,000, 16 R, 1 W
Combined Coryat: $38,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Mariusz: 17/60 = .283
Doug: 16/58 = .276
Eugene: 16/59 = .271
Team: 49/63 = .778

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
OPERA $400: It's the title occupation of the baritone heard here
(Alex: [*], The Barber of Seville.

TRADITIONAL FOODS AS NATIONAL FLAGS $800: This Middle Eastern country got tomatoes, pita bread, and, as a stand-in for a tree, a sprig of parsley

TRADITIONAL FOODS AS NATIONAL FLAGS $1000: This Asian nation serves up sweet chili sauce, shredded coconut, and blue swimmer crab

EXPRESSIONS FROM BASEBALL $600: Dinner with your aunt? I can't do it until her next visit, so I've got to take this
(Doug: What's a walk?)

TRADITIONAL FOODS AS NATIONAL FLAGS $400: Of course, the olives are interspersed with feta cheese stripes to make the flag of this country

CHICK LIT $200: "Henny Penny" is another name for this tale about a fowl who thinks there's a problem with the stratosphere
(Alex: [*], the sky is falling.)

TRADITIONAL FOODS AS NATIONAL FLAGS $200: Curry chicken and cheera thoran make up the stripes of this country's flag

RHYMING BRANDS $1200: This Hawaiian-sounding online video website wants you to know that it is a. free & b. legal
(Alex: [*].com, yes.)

FROM "E" TO "U" $400: It's just water in French
(Eugene: What is [*] [pronounced "you"]? E-A-U?)
(Alex: E-A-U. [*] [pronounced "oh"].)
(Eugene: Oh.)

PUERTO RICO $2000: In 1956 this Spanish cellist moved to Puerto Rico & helped the island assemble a first-class orchestra
(Alex: [*]. Great cellist.)

CORRECT RESPONSES
Spain
ring
Lohengrin
Don't count your chickens before they hatch
fox
inside baseball
Pele
Josephine
Frigga
Clyde
Thoth
wages and prices
Jacobin
(Maurice) Sendak
barber
Lebanon
Thailand
rain check
Greece
"Chicken Little"
India
Hulu
eau
(Pablo) Casals

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:58 pm
by jeff6286
People in the Arts
He once said, "It is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming wild things".

Spoiler
Show
Who is Sendak? Doug said J.M. Barrie; Eugene said Shel Silverstein.

Eugene Britton: $12,995-$9,100=$3,895
Doug Perez: $11,000-$10,990=$10
Mariusz Galczynski: $10,200+$10,150=$20,350...now a 1-day champion with $20,350

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:58 pm
by floridagator
Another hot game! It all came down to FJ, which is how games should be. I immediately thought of Sendak but avoided saying it out loud because I'm not fond of that man.

I completely understand why the 3rd player bet $5 on that French revolution DD. His pronunciations in the e-u category might have led some to unfairly suspect he wasn't as bright as the others. (Who says life is supposed to be fair?)

I was surprised AT corrected Mariush's pronunciation on penguins. Emanciptation, anyone?

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:22 pm
by grindcore
floridagator wrote:I was surprised AT corrected Mariush's pronunciation on penguins. Emanciptation, anyone?
It was Doug though.

Exciting game. Surprised Mariusz didn't get Pele, considering his wager made it seem he was quite confident in the category.

Eugene's cajun family must be loving him for that pronunciation. You could tell in his wry smile that he knew he was gonna get some flak for it. I almost expected Alex to poke fun at him when they started going down the reign of terror category. (What is noter daim?)

Food flags was a lot of fun, though quite easy. and i love me a little bit of before and after. Still waiting for "Final Fantasy football" though.

And is it me or was "inside baseball" a little on the ridiculous side?

I thought Sendak was negbait re: wild things. Went for Roald Dahl instead.

And thus continues the one-and-done streak. What's that, eight or nine one-day champs in a row? At this rate they're going to have to select ToC contestants by who has the nicest haircut.

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:06 pm
by evanakm
floridagator wrote:Another hot game! It all came down to FJ, which is how games should be. I immediately thought of Sendak but avoided saying it out loud because I'm not fond of that man.
Why does that matter? Hitler and Stalin have come up, and I haven't felt uneasy about answering the question.

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:37 pm
by Abraxas
This was an excellent game, especially by Mariusz. I got 28 clues correct including fox; ring; Clyde; wages & prices; and FJ which was instant. The last two words in the FJ clue were "wild things" which made me think of Maurice Sendak and his Where the Wild Things Are.

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:43 pm
by Austin Powers
Wait. Two people missed that?

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:44 pm
by Austin Powers
floridagator wrote:Another hot game! It all came down to FJ, which is how games should be. I immediately thought of Sendak but avoided saying it out loud because I'm not fond of that man.
Agreed. (spits on ground)

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:01 pm
by Ryno
Fun game to watch. Precalled the $5 wager. Lach Trash: Pele, Josephine.

Instaget FJ.

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:02 pm
by StevenH
I really enjoyed this board, especially the DJ round. I would have wagered all but a few dollars on that last DD in an attempt to win the game right there...and it would have blown up in my face, as Josephine was not on my radar. I thought that I would like that Reign of Terror category, but I only got the $400 clue.

FJ was an instant get, but I couldn't help but think that it was too obvious. I also wouldn't have expected a children's lit author from a "people in the arts" category. And I probably only thought of him because of the recent FJ, but Caldecott did cross my mind.

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:03 pm
by HeathenBenny
What's wrong with Sendak? Don't know about his life.

Got the "wild things" reference instantly. I didn't think that it was negbait, there was nothing else in the clue of any substance.

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:09 pm
by mxc_takeshi
32 right.

Lit- 5; Baseball- 2; Opera- 2; Flags- 3; Pitt- 4; Box?- 2
Brand- 2; Rico- 2; Terror- 3; Before- 2; Goddess- 1; E to U- 4

Lach trash: "don't count your chickens before they hatch", "fox", "Jacobin"

Instaget FJ only because of "wild things".

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:12 pm
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Austin Powers wrote:
floridagator wrote:Another hot game! It all came down to FJ, which is how games should be. I immediately thought of Sendak but avoided saying it out loud because I'm not fond of that man.
Agreed. (spits on ground)
Seriously? I had to say both Trent Lott and Linda Tripp in my games (not to mention the abomination known as the Indianapolis Colts), and I managed to get all of that out without expectoration.

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:22 pm
by Vanya
econgator wrote:
sanage wrote:Just in case anyone is interested (*represents a pre-doubled total, which I've doubled for comparison)
Bot post, Andy. Wipe it.
I dunno, I can't wait to see what a bot does with outchange.

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:22 pm
by Vanya
Austin Powers wrote:
floridagator wrote:Another hot game! It all came down to FJ, which is how games should be. I immediately thought of Sendak but avoided saying it out loud because I'm not fond of that man.
Agreed. (spits on ground)
What's the problem with Maurice Sendak?

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:22 pm
by countyguy
Given the way he pronounced "eau", Eugene was right about not knowing the French language. No shame though, it is very hard to learn a language as an adult.

I was really impressed by the contestants' performance in the Before and After. I thought it was a tough category and I did not even get one of the two component parts of any of the five answers.

Did many people around here get the Hawaiian mythology clue? It seemed pretty tough for a second-row DD. I have never seen or heard a thing about Hawaiian mythology.

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:33 pm
by TenPoundHammer
Lach Trash: Fox, Frigga. Knew the latter from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

I could've run Chick Lit but the top 3 came to me too slow.

Never knew that raincheck was a baseball term. I thought it was only a retailing term. Also NHO "inside baseball" and thought the clue was too cutesy for it, but I'll take 3/5 on Sports anyday.

I thought Opera for $200 was undervalued, but I didn't even need to wait for the audio clue before getting Barber. I also got Carmen because Uncle John's Bathroom Reader once ran a poorly translated libretto.

Flags was incredibly clever, IMO.

I thought Rhyming Brands was going to be one of those weird "gah, everything but $400" moments because all I could think of at $400 was Parade, which in no way rhymes. Then I was too slow on StubHub, so I took the middle 3.

Elihu was my only miss in E to U.

It's been a while since I skunked a Before & After, but for me, it went "Bloody Mary what, now?" "The what march of the Penguins, now?", and "Puss in boots... ah screw it, I don't know the other half of that one."

Blah blah children's fantasy Wild Things. Almost instaget, because it took me about 2 seconds to remember the name.
countyguy wrote:Did many people around here get the Hawaiian mythology clue? It seemed pretty tough for a second-row DD. I have never seen or heard a thing about Hawaiian mythology.
The name Pele at least rang a bell as a Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes, but it was too far back to pull up in time. I think I knew it from, say it with me, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:42 pm
by thenextofken
Instaget on FJ. All the words except the last two in the clue were superfluous, imho. Fully expected it to be a Triple-Getter.

Never heard of the phrase, "Inside Baseball," at least not in that context. Said Bush League instead.

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:54 pm
by countyguy
The flag clues were really clever, and overall, tonight's boards were really good. Kudos to the writers!