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Friday, January 23, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6990, 2015-01-23

CONTESTANTS
Sarah Boulding, a market research and intelligence senior coordinator from Rockledge, Florida
Brad Nehring, a copywriter from Federal Way, Washington
Will Anderson, a senior legislative aide originally from Atlanta, Georgia (whose 2-day cash winnings total $23,199)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Hi, folks. One of the strangest games in a long, long time, yesterday, on Jeopardy! Will was in the red throughout the Jeopardy! Round, through most of the Double Jeopardy! Round. Didn't get out of the hole until the last few clues, but he's the only one who came up with with a correct response in Final Jeopardy! Let's see what happens today, though, with Sarah and Brad. Welcome aboard. Here we go. The Jeopardy! Round. And I hope you all enjoy these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
WHAT'S THAT ON YOUR HEAD? (4/5)
GOVERNMENT JOBS (5/5)
3 "E"s (5/5)
WORLD CAPITAL POINTS OF INTEREST (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
SHAKIRA (5/5)
SHIPS DON'T LIE (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Will: 13 R, 3 W
Brad: 8 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 1 W
Sarah: 7 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,400



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Will: $4,200
Sarah: $1,000
Brad: $0

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Sarah Boulding was once a victim of a mugging.

Sarah: I was, um, I was mugged by a gaggle of geese when I was in college. Um, I was walking back to my dorm one night, when I looked up and realized that a giant flock of geese had completely surrounded me. And they held me hostage for the muffin that was in my hand. I literally had to drop it and run.

[Laughter]

Alex: It worked?

Sarah: It worked, yes, thankfully.

Alex: An important lesson there, ladies and gentlemen, drop the muffin and split.

[Laughter]




Alex: Brad Nehring, copywriter from Federal Way, Washington.

Brad: Yes, sir.

Alex: Once a Peace Corps worker in Africa. Where?

Brad: In Zambia.

Alex: What'd you do?

Brad: I was with an organic farming forestry program. And we had a lot of different projects. Probably the most interesting one was elephant proofing.

Alex: How do you elephant-proof a village?

Brad: Well, you elephant-proof, uh, areas where the crops are, actually. And they hate the smell of chili peppers. And so what you do is you mix chili pepper powder with used motor oil, and it creates this sort of noxious smell that the elephants don't like. Humans don't like it much either, but...

[Laughter]

Alex: Chili pepper and motor oil.

Brad: Yes.

Alex: Okay. I have to avoid that restaurant again.

[Laughter]




Alex: Will Anderson, our champion, senior legislative aide, uh, who met his wife--

Will: No. Well, girlfriend.

Alex: Oh, sorry. [Laughs] I didn't mean to get ahead of you. Uh, met his girlfriend at a barbecue?

Will: Uh, well, my buddy Sonny, uh, he always likes to throw barbecues. So a few summers ago, um, we happened to meet. Um, and she tells me that part of what caught her attention was me bringing my specialty pulled pork to the barbecue. So...

Alex: Right. It doesn't smell like chili and motor oil--

Will: No, it smells better than that.

Alex: Oh, okay.

Will: Yeah.

[Laughter]

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Brad found the Daily Double on the 24th clue. Will had $5,800, Brad had $2,000, and Sarah was at $3,400. Brad made it a True Daily Double, wagering $2,000.

WORLD CAPITAL POINTS OF INTEREST $800: Enjoy the Van Gogh Museum & the stock exchange, founded in 1602 in this city... but don't stop for any red lights

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
WHAT'S THAT ON YOUR HEAD? $400: The name of this piece of headwear comes from the French for "tuft of hair"
(Brad: What is a tiara?)
(Sarah: What's a took? Took?)

SHIPS DON'T LIE $1000: In 2000 the Russian sub Kursk was raised from the bottom of this arctic sea bounded by Russia & Norway
(Will: What is the Bering Sea?)
(Sarah: What is the White Sea?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Will: $5,600
Brad: $5,000
Sarah: $3,400

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE KIDS ARE NOT ALL RIGHT (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (3/4)
OXYMORONS (3/5)
FEATURES OF CREATURES (3/4, including 1 missed Daily Double)
FINNISH HIM! (2/5)
TV TITLES IN OTHER LANDS (4/4)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Brad: 11 R (including 1 DD), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Sarah: 4 R, 1 W
Will: 5 R (including 1 rebound), 3 W

Clues revealed: 27
Triple Stumpers: 6
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $9,200



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Brad snagged the next Daily Double on the 5th clue. Will had $4,400, Brad had $7,400, and Sarah was at $3,400. Brad wagered $1,500.

FEATURES OF CREATURES $1600: This creature of the genus hippocampus has a prehensile tail & a brood pouch
(Brad: What is a possum?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Brad who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 13th clue. Will had $4,000, Brad had $10,300, and Sarah was at $5,400. Brad wagered $2,000.

THE KIDS ARE NOT ALL RIGHT $2000: "Veruca Salt, the little brute. Has just gone down the garbage chute", wrote this author

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
FINNISH HIM! $1200: Playing with Wayne Gretzky, "The Great One", on this '80s team, pesky Esa Tikkanen was "The Grate One"
(Will: Who are the Kings?)
...
(Alex: Who are [*]? Won a lot of cups.)

OXYMORONS $400: 175 pounds is the maximum for professional boxers in this class
(Will: What is featherweight?)
(Brad: What is lightweight?)
...
(Alex: 175 for [*]s.)

FINNISH HIM! $2000: A critic said this conductor made the L.A. Phil "the most intellectually lively orchestra in America"
(Alex: And his name--[*].)

OXYMORONS $2000: Henry Fox Talbot invented this oxymoronic photo-developing process in 1835

FINNISH HIM! $1600: He studied law in Helsinki before completing his first large-scale orchestral work, 1892's "Kullervo Symphony"
(Alex: The most famous Finnish composer--[*]. Less than a minute to go now.)

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION $2000: (Kelly of the Clue Crew reads the clue from Valley Forge Nat'l Historical Park in Pennsylvania.) Soon after leaving Valley Forge, our troops proved themselves in this New Jersey battle, the last major northern battle of the war
(Will: What is the Battle of Trenton?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Brad: $15,900
Will: $8,000
Sarah: $7,000

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
RIVERS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Crush for first place.
Brad: Wager $101 to cover Will, but no more than $1,899 so as not to fall behind Sarah's doubled score.
Will: You have the hope of surpassing Brad if you come up with the correct response. Bet at least $7,901 to force Brad to wager to win while also protecting your position from being usurped by Sarah.
Sarah: Unfortunately, your score is less than the difference between the scores of the first and second place players, so unless they both blunder, you're competing for second place and have no hopes of first. Wager as much as you desire, but remember, you'll have better chances of advancing to second place if you have a larger sum left over on a Triple Stumper.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This North American river first sailed by Europeans in 1534 is named for a man who was martyred in Rome in the 3rd century

FINAL SCORES
Sarah: $7,000 + $7,000 = $14,000 (What is the St. Lawrence River?) (2nd place)
Will: $8,000 - $7,901 = $99 (What is Pam l) (3rd place)
Brad: $15,900 + $101 = $16,001 (What is the St. Lawrence?) (New champion: $16,001)
(Alex: [To Sarah] First explored by Jacques Cartier in 1534.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $10,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Brad: $16,200, 19 R (including 2 DDs), 3 W (including 1 DD)
Will: $8,000, 18 R, 6 W
Sarah: $7,000, 11 R, 3 W
Combined Coryat: $31,200

BATTING AVERAGES
Brad: 20/61 = .328
Will: 18/58 = .310
Sarah: 12/58 = .207
Team: 50/63 = .794

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
SHIPS DON'T LIE $400: Go to vasamuseet.se & you can see a 17th century warship from this country
(Will: What is Spain?)

WHAT'S THAT ON YOUR HEAD? $800: Boniface VIII is seen wearing this papal head gear also a term for a princess's crown

3 "E"s $400: Your accountant would be quite familiar with one of these

SHIPS DON'T LIE $600: A portion of the CSS Georgia, one of these "metallic" Civil War ships, was recovered in 2013 from a Georgia river
(Will: What is the Savannah River?)
(Brad: What is an ironsides?)
[Initially ruled incorrect; reversed before the Double Jeopardy! Round]

FEATURES OF CREATURES $1200: The cape fox is also called the this-eared fox after the flying creature it resembles
(Alex: [*]-eared fox. Yes.)

FEATURES OF CREATURES $2000: Here's this lizard species, showing off its blue tongue. Ooh!

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION $1600: This "Green Mountain Boy" was captured by the British in September 1775 & held prisoner for 2 years
(Sarah: Who is Nathan Hale?)

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION $800: In December 1776 John Glover & his fishermen ferried Washington's forces across this river to victory
[end-of-round signal sounds]

CORRECT RESPONSES
Amsterdam
toupée
Barents Sea
a seahorse
(Raold) Dahl
the Edmonton Oilers
light-heavyweight
Esa-Pekka Salonen
negative positive
Jean Sibelius
the Battle of Monmouth
the St. Lawrence River
Sweden
a tiara
a spreadsheet
ironclad
bat
a skink
Ethan Allen
the Delaware

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Post by BobF » Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:30 am

I better get this one right or I'll have my first 0-fer for the week (after consecutive 4/5 weeks).
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Post by jeff6286 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:47 pm

Rivers
This North American river first sailed by Europeans in 1534 is named for a man who was martyred in Rome in the 3rd century.

SpoilerShow
What is the St. Lawrence? Will said "Paul".

Brad Nehring: $15,900+$101=$16,001...now a 1-day champion with $16,001
Will Anderson: $8,000-$7,901=$99
Sarah Boulding: $7,000+$7,000=$14,000
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Post by Bamaman » Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:53 pm

Only one North American river named for a saint came to mind. I had no idea who St. Lawrence was, but luckily that wasn't necessary.

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Post by forzagiersy » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:39 pm

LT: Ironclad, light heavyweight, the Edmonton Oilers (and yes, Esa was an annoying man--that's if you could understand Tikkanese, which was not an easy task), Barents Sea.

Found the Roald Dahl DD far too easy, and kinda surprised they went with two straight questions about Finnish classical music as the 16/20 in that category.

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Post by econgator » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:28 pm

Bamaman wrote:Only one North American river named for a saint came to mind. I had no idea who St. Lawrence was, but luckily that wasn't necessary.
Exactly.

Never in my life have I heard an ironclad referred to as an ironside.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:28 pm

I thought "Babushka" was undervalued at $200.

Also, what led to Henry VIII or pillbox?

Lach Trash: toupee, seahorse.

Government Jobs was "huh?" all the way around for me.Vaguely heard of all jobs, but just like "bailiff" or "dean" or "executive producer", I recognize them as the names of jobs, but couldn't really articulate what any of them do.

American Revolution I had as an 0/5 as soon as it came up. I just can't get any interest in anything war-related.

So that's a skink, huh? The one I saw on my porch last year was a lot smaller and didn't seem to have a blue tongue.

Arrrgh, y u no finish animal category? At least the writers threw me a bone earlier this week with the weasel category.

NHO Veruca Salt. How is it that my teacher read us so much Roald Dahl in 2nd grade, but not the big one, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?

None of the words in that Belgian title looked close enough to "Dancing" or "Stars" for it to register.

It's the 23rd and I got 23 right. Did I write a book under the name Topsy Kretts at some point in my life?

Sailed by Europeans, North American, man martyred in Rome. Probably a Saint. St. Lawrence? Yep, yep, that's where it's at.
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Post by econgator » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:31 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Also, what led to Henry VIII or pillbox?
1545 and it's an incredibly famous image.
None of the words in that Belgian title looked close enough to "Dancing"
The word started with dans ...

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Post by grindcore » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:35 pm

As a native of Quebec City this FJ was as insta as a get gets.

I continue my recent streak of doing abysmally in J but upping my game in DJ.

The way government jobs was clued threw me for a loop and I came up empty on it, and American history is more often than not a donut for me.

World capitals? Yes please. Although I said Phnom Penh instead of Bangkok because of the "Wat" reference. Oops.

TV titles was easy as pie, and I wonder what the $400 clue would have been. Probably French, such as "Qui veut gagner des millions?" or "Le bureau".

Nice to see a solid game after yesterday's half-hour long deflating of a beach ball. Although Will drove me nuts picking the top row clues one by one for some reason, so I'm ok with seeing him go. New champ looks good.

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Post by Abraxas » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:35 pm

Brad played a good game for the win. I had 35 correct responses including 3 triple stumpers: ironclad, Barents Sea, and Sibelius. I got FJ instantly.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:36 pm

econgator wrote:
None of the words in that Belgian title looked close enough to "Dancing"
The word started with dans ...
That category was free money. At least one of them (2000?) actually required you to know a foreign word (sangre), the others were blahblah foreign language blahblah raymond, blahblah sounds like dancing, blahblah sounds like throne.

Instaget FJ. Mayrtred -> saint -> St Lawrence, see you next week.

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Post by grindcore » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:41 pm

Also, as a former resident of Edmonton, I was screaming at the TV at the Oilers triple stumper. I know hockey clues need to be of the utmost easiness for an American trio of contestants, but Gretzky is beyond Jordan/Ruth/Phelps/whoever in terms of legend status in his sport and Edmonton is where it all happened for him. He won 4 Stanley cups with them. I love it when Alex is visibly annoyed with triple-stumpers.

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Post by Dudd » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:01 pm

9 year old me scored a lot of goals with Esa Tikkanen in NHL 95, albeit for the Rangers

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:03 pm

econgator wrote:
None of the words in that Belgian title looked close enough to "Dancing"
The word started with dans ...
Which got me snagged on "dans", as in "dans la maison" (I hope the Smoking Man's in this one).
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Post by Leander » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:03 pm

Briefly considered the St Johns River in Florida before jumping to the St Lawrence. Esa Pekka Salonen pretty difficult even for a $2000 question, unless you are up on current classical music personalities, but it may reflect LA centrism on the part of the writers.

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Post by mxc_takeshi » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:23 pm

29 right.

Head- 2; Government- 1; 3 E- 0; Capital- 5; Shakira- 2; Ships- 3
Not- 4; Revolution- 4; Oxymoron- 1; Creature- 2; Finnish- 2; TV- 3

Lach Trash: "toupee", "ironclad", "Edmonton Oilers", "Battle of Monmouth"

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Post by clprez » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:43 pm

Didn't get the martyr->saint connection, but thanks to this board, I hope I get it next time.

This is the first time since keeping track that I missed every FJ! in a week.

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Post by Category 13 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:49 pm

econgator wrote: Never in my life have I heard an ironclad referred to as an ironside.
The judges were too soft on that one, IMO. And did he say "ironside" or "ironsides" ?

This was a fitting end for Will, going out with a wimper.
The early TS on "toupee" seemed to telegraph this was going to be another weak game but at least it turned out better than yesterday's jewel.

I predict Brad will not win the next game.

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Post by bpmod » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:52 pm

Category 13 wrote:
econgator wrote: Never in my life have I heard an ironclad referred to as an ironside.
The judges were too soft on that one, IMO. And did he say "ironside" or "ironsides" ?
I was yelling at the TV "Hey Alex! Ironsides was not a TV show!"

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