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Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:30 am
by Archivists
Game Recap for Show #6951, 2014-12-01

2014 Kids Week game 1.

CONTESTANTS
Cerulean Ozarow, an 11-year-old from Brooklyn, New York
Will Harter, a 12-year-old from Park Ridge, Illinois
Victoria Agrinya, a 12-year-old from Woodbridge, Virginia

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny Gilbert, and thank you, ladies and gentlemen. And welcome, folks, as we present a week of shows in which we feature young people--kids who in their own way are every bit as bright and as talented as the adults you're used to seeing in our regular shows. Now this is not a tournament. These are individual contests each day. The winner will receive whatever he or she accumulates with a minimum guarantee of $15,000, $2,000 for second place, $1,000 for third place. So there's a lot of cash at stake, but, Cerulean, Will, and Victoria, the best advice I can give you--have fun. Enjoy yourselves. Here we go--the Jeopardy! Round. And now let's take a look at the categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
A TREASURE MAP (2/2)
LETTER PERFECT (5/5)
ANCIENT HISTORY (4/5)
HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
NATURE (4/5)
THE LANGUAGE OF SPORTS (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Victoria: 13 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Will: 8 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Cerulean: 4 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 27
Triple Stumpers: 2
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,600



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Will: $2,800
Victoria: $2,200
Cerulean: $2,200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Cerulean Ozarow is 11 years old, wants to be an author. But instead of talking about that, I wanna hear about a special Halloween in which you were involved. Tell me about it.

Cerulean: Um, well, a few years ago, I decided to be you for Halloween.

Alex: Really?

Cerulean: Yep.

Alex: Now how does one who is 9 or 10 years old be Alex Trebek? What--what's the different...

Cerulean: Well, we got, um--we dyed my hair gray.

Alex: Oh.

[Laughter]

Cerulean: We put a--[giggles]

Alex: Go ahead.

Cerulean: We put on--we put on a mustache just because it's classic Alex.

[Laughter]

Cerulean: And also that was the time when you had broken your foot, right?

Alex: Uh-huh.

Cerulean: Um, when you were chasing a burglar, so we put on a little cast.

[Laughter]

Alex: Way to go. All right. Did you get a lot of goodies?

Cerulean: Yeah, but no one could tell who I was.

[Laughter]

Alex: All righty.




Alex: Will Harter... wants to be a professional athlete. I knew you'd go to that sports category real fast. What's your favorite sport?

Will: Uh, baseball or football.

Alex: Now when my son was your age, he was a good baseball player also, and we--when he got a home run, I got very excited. Uh, you had a very special moment in a game. Tell everybody about that.

Will: Well, at our Cooperstown baseball tournament, it's--

Alex: Cooperstown? Hello.

Will: It's, like, one of the--it's a really big tournament, and about 40 teams go there from all over the country. And so I got to hit a grand slam in the game, which was... really nice--which was a really good moment for me.

Alex: I would think.

[Laughter]

Alex: And what about your dad? Did he have tears in his eyes when you did that?

Will: I'm pretty sure he did.

[Laughter]

Alex: Yeah. I would have been crying, too. Very proud of you. Way to go.




Alex: Victoria Agrinya from Virginia. You're a dancer. You've been taking ballet now for how long?

Victoria: Five years.

Alex: Five years. You obviously enjoy it, otherwise you wouldn't have continued. But you've branched out into... hip-hop?

Victoria: Hip-hop, yes.

Alex: What's the big difference in hip-hop? What... Do you use any muscles that you don't use in ballet?

Victoria: Well, you basically have to use your core in both of them, but, um, hip-hop is more freestyle.

Alex: Ah, and you enjoy that?

Victoria: Yes.

Alex: So ad-libbing is something that's important to you.

Victoria: Yes.

Alex: All right, nice.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Victoria found the Daily Double on the 25th clue. Victoria had $4,600, Will had $4,600, and Cerulean was at $2,200. Victoria wagered $1,000.

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES $1000: In 2010, in honor of the 40th anniversary of this observance, a climate rally & concert was held in Washington, D.C.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
NATURE $800: While not all grow so quickly, one of these giant, hollow, woody grasses grew 3 feet in 1 day

ANCIENT HISTORY $800: He was Tetrarch of Galilee before he was King of Judea at the time of Jesus' birth

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Victoria: $5,800
Will: $4,600
Cerulean: $2,600

Re: Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:30 am
by Archivists
DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ISLANDS (5/5)
KIDS IN LIT (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
VOCABULARY (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
ART (5/5)
LONG THINGS (5/5)
SONGS ON THE RADIO (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Cerulean: 15 R (including 1 DD), 1 W (including 1 DD)
Victoria: 6 R, 0 W
Will: 6 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Cerulean snagged the next Daily Double on the 9th clue. Victoria had $5,800, Will had $4,600, and Cerulean was at $11,000. Cerulean made it a True Daily Double, wagering $11,000.

VOCABULARY $1600: This instrument measures atmospheric pressure: its name is used to mean anything that indicates change
(Alex: Well, you're on a roll. You're the only player who has given me any responses in this Double Jeopardy! Round, and you have $11,000 to put at risk.)
(Cerulean: Well, I've always wanted to say it. Let's make it a True Daily Double.)
[Audience gasps and groans]
(Cerulean: Why not?)
(Alex: Well, Cerulean, why not, indeed. I-I don't know where your parents are in the audience--)
[Laughter]
(Alex: --but they have just had minor heart attacks, believe me. Here is the clue for you. Pay close attention...)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Cerulean who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 14th clue. Victoria had $6,200, Will had $5,400, and Cerulean was at $23,200. Cerulean wagered $4,800.

KIDS IN LIT $1600: This 19th century character asked, "Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
(Cerulean: Who is...)
(Alex: No, it's not coming.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
VOCABULARY $2000: This 5-letter word for a brute was coined for "Gulliver's Travels"; now it's the name of a website

KIDS IN LIT $2000: Atticus Finch's 6-year-old daughter Jean Louise is better known by this nickname
(Alex: To Kill a Mockingbird is the story.)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Cerulean: $25,200 (lock game)
Will: $11,800
Victoria: $11,000

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
TV CHARACTERS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; three-quarters for second place.
Cerulean: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $1,599 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Will: Wager $10,201 to cover Victoria.
Victoria: Risk between $801 and $9,400, covering Will's $0 bet.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This 8'2" character who made his debut in 1969 is still going strong

FINAL SCORES
Victoria: $11,000 - $11,000 = $0 (Who is Hercules?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Will: $11,800 - $11,000 = $800 (Who is Goofy?) (2nd place: $2,000)
Cerulean: $25,200 - $42 = $25,158 (Who is Barney?) (Winner: $25,158)
(Alex: Think of Sesame Street, and [*], yes.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $5,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Cerulean: $20,600, 19 R (including 1 DD), 1 W (including 1 DD)
Will: $11,800, 14 R, 0 W
Victoria: $11,000, 19 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Combined Coryat: $43,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Victoria: 19/59 = .322
Cerulean: 19/60 = .317
Will: 14/58 = .241
Team: 52/63 = .825

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
NATURE $200: It's the weed seen here spreading more little ones

NATURE $1000: As seen here, fossilized resin, called this, can preserve an insect forever
(Victoria: What is sap?)

LETTER PERFECT $600: In chess, the piece designated by this letter can only move diagonally
(Alex: [*] for bishop, yes.)

ANCIENT HISTORY $600: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) Covering 120,000 square miles from Mexico into Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador & the Honduras, this civilization peaked from 250 to 900 A.D.

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES $600: Flag Day & Father's Day are both observed during this month
(Alex: That's the month, with less than a minute to go.)

A TREASURE MAP $200: Sail this direction shown here for 318 miles

A TREASURE MAP $400: You will come to this kind of island; it sounds like it would resemble the Sahara, but the word means "abandoned"
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

ISLANDS $2000: The primary port of entry for tourists in this Caribbean island nation is Sangster Airport near Montego Bay
[Applause for Cerulean's run of the category]
(Alex: Hey, you know your islands, and as a result, you're in the lead now.)

VOCABULARY $800: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows crossed lines on the monitor.) This word, meaning "upright" or "vertical", also describes the relationship of the two lines seen here

LONG THINGS $1200: It's the 7-letter name for this effective weapon that was used well into the age of gunpowder

LONG THINGS $2000: If a person is 6 feet tall, this longest bone in the body will be about 18 inches long

ART $800: The painting seen here of this famous American is in a London museum

ART $1600: In the artwork seen here, the artist used this drawing material that's made by burning wood
(Alex: [*], yes, with less than a minute to go.)

SONGS ON THE RADIO $1600: You can't help but feel happy when you hear this Grammy-winning artist

"Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof /
Because I'm..."


SONGS ON THE RADIO $800: In 2014 she won the Radio Disney Music Award for Song of the Year

"When you're ready, come and get it /
Na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na..."


CORRECT RESPONSES
Earth Day
bamboo
Herod (the Great)
a barometer
Tom Sawyer
Yahoo
"Scout"
Big Bird
a dandelion
amber
B
the Mayans
June
southwest
desert (deserted accepted)
Jamaica
perpendicular
a longbow
a femur
Benjamin Franklin
charcoal
Pharrell
Selena Gomez

Re: Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:10 pm
by jeff6286
TV Characters
This 8'2" character who made his debut in 1969 is still going strong.

Spoiler
Show
Who is Big Bird? Victoria said Hercules; Will said Goofy; Cerulean said Barney.

Cerulean Ozarow: $25,200-$42=$25,158
Will Harter: $11,800-$11,000=$800
Victoria Agrinya: $11,000-$11,000=$0

Re: Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:55 pm
by dhkendall
Cerulean could be the Roger Craig of Kid's Week. :)

(And yet he still didn't get close to Styler Hornbach's pre or post FJ score)

Re: Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:28 pm
by econgator
dhkendall wrote:Cerulean could be the Roger Craig of Kid's Week. :)

(And yet he still didn't get close to Styler Hornbach's pre or post FJ score)
*nod* Those are some pretty big attachments for an 11-year-old.

Insta-get FJ.

Re: Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:30 pm
by heelsrule1988
:o :o :o

That was pretty freaking epic. Aside from everyone's favorite "I'll bet it all" legend, you pretty much won't see that in regular Jeopardy play. Gotta love Kids Week!

Re: Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:31 pm
by Lumosityfan
Very nice game from all three, I thought, although Cerulean really wowed all of us with that gutsy DD wager. That's probably the biggest DD wager since his (maybe) protege Skyler Hornback (I think maybe even bigger than his!).

Surprisingly missed FJ (had actually thought for a second that it was the Final used for buzzer rehearsel). Came up with Ronald McDonald.

Even though it's Kids Week, I'll take my 50 right and $41,600 Coryat.

Re: Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:31 pm
by xxaaaxx
Poor kids, I wonder if those two even smilled during that entire episode...

"Daily Double!"
cmon kid, bet it all!
"...true daily double"
oh s--- he actually went for it...

Nice game.

Instaget FJ (hope to say that 5 times this week), guess these kids didn't watch much Sesame Street :shock:

Re: Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:37 pm
by Abraxas
Wow, Cerulean made it a true DD by betting $11,000! Good thing he got it right! This was a great game by all three contestants. I got 50 clues correct including bamboo, Herod the Great, Yahoo, Tom Sawyer (DD) and FJ, which was instant. The only category I had trouble with was Songs On The Radio, where I only got one correct.

Re: Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:57 pm
by mxc_takeshi
41 right (don't want to dip below 40 for Kids' Week if I can help it).

Map- 1; Per- 3; History- 4; Holiday- 5; Nat- 1; Sports- 5
Isle- 5; Lit- 5; Vocab- 4; Art- 4; Long- 3; Radio- 1

Lach trash: "Yahoo", "Scout", "Tom Sawyer"- DD.

Gutsy bet by Cerulean!

Instaget FJ.

Re: Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:59 pm
by BADuBois
What a great game!

Gotta love Cerulean's style and joy of playing the game... and what... big ones that kid have when he made it a true Daily Double at $11,000! Wow!

Plus I liked his fashion style of a snappy bowtie, for obvious reasons.

When I first saw the clue, I first thought of Lurch from the Addams Family, but realized he's not going strong... and then got Big Bird.

Congrats again to Cerulean!

Re: Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:04 pm
by nightreign
Lumosityfan wrote: Surprisingly missed FJ (had actually thought for a second that it was the Final used for buzzer rehearsel). Came up with Ronald McDonald.
Can't say he didn't cross my mind either, though he's not a TV character. You weren't that far off though. http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3690

I said Paul Bunyan as a last ditch effort.
Cerulean was so cool. The DD wager was awesome and so was the $42.
And, oh yeah, bow ties are cool.

Alex said "your parents just had a heart attack." Geez, Alex, I had a heart attack!
Lach trash: Tom Sawyer, Scout

Re: Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:08 pm
by goatman
Cerulean: Defined = "Cool Kid"! LOL what a ballsy TDD!! He owned that game- WTG Cerulean!!!

I got 52/60 missed FJ I guessed 'Lurch" lol but he's probly only 7'2", heh! :P

Re: Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:08 pm
by bpmod
BADuBois wrote:When I first saw the clue, I first thought of Lurch from the Addams Family, but realized he's not going strong... and then got Big Bird.
I started out the same as you did, but, unfortunately, even after making that realization, couldn't (could you tell me how to?) get to Sesame Street.

Brian

Re: Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:09 pm
by ShannaLaffs
So Cerulean is my new favorite. Anyone else notice he bet $42 for FJ? He either really loves Jackie Robinson or he has read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Maybe I shouldn't jump to conclusions, but I'm guessing it's the latter ;)

Re: Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:10 pm
by goatman
ShannaLaffs wrote:So Cerulean is my new favorite. Anyone else notice he bet $42 for FJ? He either really loves Jackie Robinson or he has read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Maybe I shouldn't jump to conclusions, but I'm guessing it's the latter ;)
Yes my thoughts zackly! What a sharp young fellow!

Re: Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:37 pm
by TenPoundHammer
Cerulean... wow. Someone went to Roger Craig school.

My eventual goal is to get a 30/30 on a kids' week board. Still not even close, with 21 and 19. My hopes were dashed on the FIRST CLUE of DJ! when I couldn't get Greenland.

I thought Sri Lanka, Scout, and yahoo were particularly tough for kid's week.

Also didn't get FJ! I never left animation and put down Scooby-Doo just to say something. I have never seen a second of Sesame Street in my life, so it didn't even enter my radar.

Re: Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:04 pm
by Robert K S
I wonder if any of the kid contestants could have gotten that Final. For whose who know the show's history, 1969 was a bit of a giveaway, but Big Bird hasn't been the focus of Sesame Street since the "Snuffles is real" story arc of the '80s and Follow That Bird. Elmo took over the show rather quickly after his introduction. I do note that a feature documentary on the puppeteer is making the festival circuit. Still, I don't think Big Bird is as popular a children's character today as he was when the writers were growing up.

Re: Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:06 pm
by HeathenBenny
Cerulean is one clever kid. Betting big when he knew he would know the answer. Not many adults have that level of balls, even if it's a good risk. Three very smart kids, I hope they use the money well. Not a great game for me, not proud to admit--swung and missed on Final, slow on the imaginary buzzer, said daffodil instead of dandelion and that was how more than a few of the questions went. Just bad luck on the board, really.

Re: Monday, December 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:23 pm
by Bamaman
Loved his DD bet. He seemed to struggle with it and I was worried he was going to get it wrong. It was really more of a science question and based on his clamming during the Nature category, I guess science isn't his strong suit.

I guess a sports fan wrote this board. One entire category devoted to sports plus a few other sports clues popping up.

I had no clue on the last nature clue, good get for Will. I said Aztecs for Mayans (I can never keep those straight) and missed the first map clue because I misunderstood the clue.

Skunked the whole music category. Other than Oliver Twist, I guess classic lit isn't their thing, but Mockingbird probably isn't something kids that age have read yet.

It took me a bit to get FJ, but it wasn't hard. The year was a big hint. The show was a staple of my childhood, I guess not so much now. My son is a senior in high school and he never got into it.