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Thursday, January 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6974, 2015-01-01

CONTESTANTS
Elan Sherbill, an e-commerce blogger from Chicago, Illinois
Page Krugman, a proposal writer from Nashville, Tennessee
Vaughn Winchell, a stay-at-home dad and graduate student from Columbia, Maryland (whose 4-day cash winnings total $78,302)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. And happy new year to you and to you, ladies and gentlemen. And thank you all for turning away from the, oh, I guess 22 or 23 different football games that are being played today to spend a half-hour with us. We have an excellent champion here coming back to the show in Vaughn and two really good challengers in Page and Elan. So good luck. Let's go to work. First category of the new year is...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ROBIN HOOD (4/5) (Alex: Great guy.)
SHERWOOD FOREST (4/5) (Alex: Uh-oh. I feel a theme.)
ALAN OR DALE (4/5)
FRYER TUCK (5/5)
MAID, MARRYIN' (5/5)
LITTLE, JOHN (3/4, including 1 missed Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Vaughn: 10 R, 0 W
Page: 7 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Elan: 8 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,400



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Page: $3,200
Vaughn: $1,600
Elan: $1,400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Elan Sherbill is from Chicago, Illinois. We had a clue in which the correct response was Frank Sinatra a few moments ago, and you have a connection with Mr. Sinatra.

Elan: That's right, Alex. My grandfather was a wholesale record distributor in Chicago many years ago, and he developed a close personal relationship with the Sinatras. So when I was born, they sent us a small gift of a silver cup that had my name, my birth date, and the words "Welcome to the world--Barbara and Frank."

Alex: Hey, good. I got a letter from Mr. Sinatra many years ago, and I had it framed, and it's on my wall of fame at my home.




Alex: Page Krugman from Nashville, Tennessee. A proposal writer.

Page: Yes.

Alex: What does that mean?

Page: Well, I write proposals for--I work for a healthcare consulting firm, and I write proposals for new consulting projects that we would like to do.

Alex: When Johnny introduced you as a proposal writer, I figured, "Hey, that's great. Guys come to her and say, 'How can I propose to my girlfriend and make it sound really good?'"

Page: I could also set up a little freelance side business if anyone is interested.

Alex: All right. Good. You've got it out on national television. Way to go.




Alex: Vaughn Winchell is a stay-at-home dad who is also a graduate student and was once a teacher, too?

Vaughn: I was a teacher for 12 years, yes. I taught math and English and earth science and a tiny bit of Latin.

Alex: And now you're a graduate student looking to acquire a master's in what subject?

Vaughn: In math.

Alex: Are you gonna go back to teaching?

Vaughn: That is my plan, but I'm thinking that when I go back to teaching, I might like to teach community college. I taught middle school and secondary school, and I think I might like to try two-year colleges.

Alex: All right. Good for you.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Elan found the Daily Double on the 28th clue. Vaughn had $4,800, Page had $3,800, and Elan was at $4,200. Elan wagered $2,000.

LITTLE, JOHN $800: Beginning with a word that means immeasurably great, it means exceedingly small
(Elan: What is tiny?)
(Alex: No. What is [*]. Infinite. [*].)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
SHERWOOD FOREST $600: The clumber type of this dog gets its name from an estate in Sherwood Forest

ALAN OR DALE $1000: A 1976 car accident left this Amer!can artist blind in one eye; he then used assistant glassblowers to execute his designs

ROBIN HOOD $800: The 2010 film of "Robin Hood" starred him in the title role, as an archer in the army who becomes the legendary hero

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Vaughn: $5,800
Page: $3,800
Elan: $2,200

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
SCIENCE (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
THE MUSEUM OF SOMETHING (1/4)
EUROPEAN RULERS (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
CANADIAN PROVINCIAL FLAGS (5/5)
TRIBUTE ALBUMS (5/5)
"O" SAY CAN YOU "C" (5/5) (Alex: Each correct response will begin with the letter "O" and end with a "C".)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Vaughn: 11 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 0 W
Elan: 8 R, 1 W
Page: 6 R (including 1 DD), 1 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $5,200



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Page snagged the next Daily Double on the 10th clue. Vaughn had $6,600, Page had $5,800, and Elan was at $7,800. Page wagered $3,000.

EUROPEAN RULERS $1200: This French king's attempt to escape his fate is known as the Flight to Varennes
...
(Alex: Yes. He did not escape his fate. He was beheaded.)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Vaughn who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 22nd clue. Vaughn had $11,400, Page had $10,000, and Elan was at $11,400. Vaughn wagered $4,000.

SCIENCE $1600: Disease-specific genes have been found that could help tell psoriasis from this skin affliction, aiding in treatment

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
EUROPEAN RULERS $2000: The words for "King" in Czech, kral, & in polish, krol, come from the name of this ruler who fought the Slavs
...
(Alex: And his name was Carolus Magnus, better known as [*].)

THE MUSEUM OF SOMETHING $400: of this, on NYC's 53rd street since 1932
...
(Alex: Big tourist attraction--the [*]. MOMA.)

THE MUSEUM OF SOMETHING $800: Of these "arts", featuring Stieglitz & Weegee
(Elan: What is occult?)

THE MUSEUM OF SOMETHING $2000: In Bozeman; MOR for short
[End-of-round signal sounds.]

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Vaughn: $19,400
Page: $12,400
Elan: $12,200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
TELEVISION

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Crush for first place.
Vaughn: Wager $5,401 to cover Page.
Page: You have the hope of surpassing Vaughn if you come up with the correct response. Bet at least $12,001 to force Vaughn to wager to win while also protecting your position from being usurped by Elan.
Elan: Your only hope of a win is that you're the only one to give a correct response, so bet $12,198 or so, leaving a few bucks behind in case someone wagers it all.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Set to the song "You've Got Time", a montage of real women who were incarcerated is in the opening credits of this series

FINAL SCORES
Elan: $12,200 + $5,000 = $17,200 (What is Orange is the New Black) (3rd place)
Page: $12,400 + $12,001 = $24,401 (What is Orange is the New Black) (2nd place)
Vaughn: $19,400 + $5,401 = $24,801 (What is Orange is the New Black?) (78303-day champion: $24,801)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $7,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Vaughn: $17,000, 21 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Elan: $14,200, 16 R, 3 W (including 1 DD)
Page: $10,600, 13 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Combined Coryat: $41,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Vaughn: 22/59 = .373
Elan: 17/59 = .288
Page: 14/59 = .237
Team: 53/63 = .841

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
SHERWOOD FOREST $400: The 800-year-old major one of these in the forest is still producing acorns

ROBIN HOOD $600: Here's this actor, who played Robin Hood, making merry with one of his men during a break in filming

ALAN OR DALE $800: The CAPTCHA test against spam & robot programs is called the "reverse" test named for this British code breaker

FRYER TUCK $400: Check out Tuck's deep-frying of this high-protein soy item--you know, 'cause it's healthy

LITTLE, JOHN $600: This hyphenated term for someone who's small contains a liquid measure
(Elan: What is...nope.)
(Alex: Oh. It's not coming to you.)

FRYER TUCK $1000: Tuck goes full Fannie Flagg making this 3-word title dish, dipping 'em in flour, milk, eggs & bread crumbs
[End-of-round signal sounds.]

SCIENCE $400: (Kelly of the Clue Crew shows an atomic animation on the monitor.) Ca, calcium, has two electrons in its outer shell; when they're lost, Ca2+ is formed; it's one of these charged atoms, with the same electronic structure as an argon atom

"O" SAY CAN YOU "C" $400: Pertaining to the care of women in childbirth
(Page: What is obstetrical?)
...
(Alex: Yes. It has to end with a "C". You added two letters too many, Page. I'm sorry about that.)

CANADIAN PROVINCIAL FLAGS $2000: This province has a two-part name, & the two white triangles on its flag represent the mainland and island reaching forward together

CORRECT RESPONSES
infinitesimal
spaniel
Dale Chihuly
Russell Crowe
Louis XVI
eczema
Charlemagne
Museum of Modern Art
photographic
The Museum of the Rockies
Orange is the New Black
an oak tree
Errol Flynn
Alan Turing
tofu
half-pint (or pint-size)
fried green tomatoes
ion
obstetric
Newfoundland and Labrador

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Re: Thursday, January 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:33 am

Television
Set to the song "You've Got Time", a montage of real women who were incarcerated is in the opening credits of this series.

Spoiler
Show
What is Orange is the New Black?

Vaughn Winchell: $19,400+$5,401=$24,801...now a 5-day champion with $103,103
Page Krugman: $12,400+$12,001=$24,401
Elan Sherbill: $12,200+$5,000=$17,200
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Post by xxaaaxx » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:30 pm

Congrats on #5 Vaughn! Looked like Page had the buzzer mojo early, but you recovered nicely.

Instaget on whatever clue that was, masquerading as a FJ.

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Post by Abraxas » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:33 pm

This was an exciting game! Congratulations, Vaughn, on becoming the first Jeopardy! player to win at least 5 games since Julia Collins did it. I got 36 clues correct including Museum of Modern Art, and FJ (instaget).

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Post by Robert K S » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:20 pm

That infinitesimal DD has been on the show a couple times before in very nearly the same language. I recognized it, for example, as the FJ! in this game from 1990 (in which one player was penalized for spelling it infinitessimal!) and, more recently, as a $2000 clue in 13-LETTER WORDS in this game. Another similar clue appeared in this game in 2002 (think small $1000).

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Post by Holocene Hero » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:35 pm

Missed this game so I could watch FSU play Oregon. Not the best choice.

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Post by TheyCallMeMrKid » Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:01 pm

Congratulations Vaughn!

I know TV is a wheelhouse category for me, but this seemed like one of the easiest FJs in recent memory. And I've never even watched OITNB.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:26 pm

Tough board for me. I was 0/5 in Robin Hood. Also knew that European Rulers and Canadian Provincial Flags would be 0/5's as soon as they came up.

Precalled Common Thread in the Tribute Album.

So it's "obstetrics", not "obstretics". Noted.

Lach Trash on "infinitesimal".

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Post by mxc_takeshi » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:05 pm

30 right.

Robin- 4; Forest- 3; Alan- 3; Fryer- 2; Maid- 3; John- 2
Science- 1; Museum- 2; Europe- 3; Flag- 2; Album- 2; OC- 3

Lach trash: "Russell Crowe" (*thinking* *shrug* Russell Crowe? :shock: ), "MOMA"

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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:53 pm

My ears have fooled me previously. When Alex went to Vaughn to begin the interview segment I heard, "Vaughn Mitchell?"

In the area of Lies, Damned Lies...

5-game Coryat averages:

Vaughn & Julia Collins: 16480
Ben Ingram: 16800
Arthur Chu: 20960
and since I would have used him if Vaughn lost tonight - Mark Japinga: 17160

Television is exactly what I want to see to start the new year. The clue was more difficult than usual for the category since I did not know the song (& failed to instantly make the "time" connection) and had to get all the way to "incarcerated" to solve it taking me 2 seconds instead of the more common 0.5 seconds.

The poll will include seen or not seen the show. I'll guess 28 seen and 72 not seen, but 83Y and 17N for solving the clue.

A very nice clean win 5th victory, Vaughn. Congratulations on making it to the TOC whether Feb. 2016 or later. Early birds Buddy Wright, Jason Keller, and Joshua Brakhage all had good showings, so keep up the trend.

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Post by seaborgium » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:11 am

Robert K S wrote:That infinitesimal DD has been on the show a couple times before in very nearly the same language. I recognized it, for example, as the FJ! in this game from 1990 (in which one player was penalized for spelling it infinitessimal!)
I cited that FJ when there was confusion over how to proceed in my last Watson match, when Watson responded with the plural of the correct response to this FJ. (Luckily Rocky Schmidt was there that day, and he didn't hesitate to rule it wrong.)

Congratulations, Vaughn!

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Post by econgator » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:21 am

seaborgium wrote:I cited that FJ when there was confusion over how to proceed in my last Watson match, when Watson responded with the plural of the correct response to this FJ. (Luckily Rocky Schmidt was there that day, and he didn't hesitate to rule it wrong.)
Why the confusion? "Sects" is 5 letters, not the 4 the clue requires.

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Post by dhkendall » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:32 am

TheyCallMeMrKid wrote:Congratulations Vaughn!

This seemed like one of the easiest FJs in recent memory. And I've never even watched OITNB.
TenPoundHammer wrote:Knew that European Rulers and Canadian Provincial Flags would be 0/5's as soon as they came up.
Mr. Kid said exactly what I wanted to say, and TPH said exactly the opposite of what I wanted to say (I see my sacrifices on the altar of the Jeopardy! gods has been noticed). Shows me for visiting my sister all day and watching and replying late.
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Post by seaborgium » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:51 am

econgator wrote:
seaborgium wrote:I cited that FJ when there was confusion over how to proceed in my last Watson match, when Watson responded with the plural of the correct response to this FJ. (Luckily Rocky Schmidt was there that day, and he didn't hesitate to rule it wrong.)
Why the confusion? "Sects" is 5 letters, not the 4 the clue requires.
Because non-J! people were running the proceedings.

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Post by econgator » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:54 am

seaborgium wrote:
econgator wrote:
seaborgium wrote:I cited that FJ when there was confusion over how to proceed in my last Watson match, when Watson responded with the plural of the correct response to this FJ. (Luckily Rocky Schmidt was there that day, and he didn't hesitate to rule it wrong.)
Why the confusion? "Sects" is 5 letters, not the 4 the clue requires.
Because non-J! people were running the proceedings.
Aha ... that explains it.

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Post by Vermonter » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:58 am

Congrats, Vaughn, on breaking the JC Hex! I still keep yelling at you, though, when you don't hunt for DDs toward the end of the round. :)

FJ was an instaget, but I had a nagging hesitation: "Well, does that show really count as 'television'?"
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Post by Winchell Factor » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:09 am

MarkBarrett wrote:My ears have fooled me previously. When Alex went to Vaughn to begin the interview segment I heard, "Vaughn Mitchell?"
Second time he did that, actually. He also called me Vaughn Mitchell on 12/26/14. It's not as loud or as clear, but it's what he called me.

In AT's defense, I get that a lot. Interestingly (at least, it might be interesting to folks in this crowd), when I was in college, I had a friend who was an opera singer. On more than one occasion, she introduced me to people as Vaughan Williams.

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Post by harrumph » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:37 am

CATEGORY: CELEBRITY BEFORE AND AFTER

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Post by seaborgium » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:59 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:So it's "obstetrics", not "obstretics". Noted.
I guess Arthur Chu's neg for the latter didn't take, then.

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