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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7022, 2015-03-10

CONTESTANTS
Mikki Gibson, a learning architect from Austin, Texas
Penny Reid, a newspaper copy editor from Bloomington, Indiana
Jen Jabaily Blackburn, an academic assistant from Northampton, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,700)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thanks, Johnny. Hi, everyone. Jen told me at the end of yesterday's program, "I wasn't sure about the final." She came up with the correct response but didn't know, it was an educated guess. And it paid off, and I hope it set the tone for a lot of positive stuff for this entire week. Penny and Mikki, good to have you with us, and good luck. Here we go into the Jeopardy! round. One Daily Double only in this one, you know that. Here are the categories you don't know.

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
CELEBRITY NAME RECOGNITION (3/4)
TIME FOR ART (4/5)
ON THE NOSE (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
CALIFORNIA, HERE YOU COME! (2/2)
CLASSIC VIDEO GAMES (5/5)
WORDS ABOUT WORDS (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Penny: 12 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 1 W
Jen: 7 R, 3 W
Mikki: 4 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W

Clues revealed: 26
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,000



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Penny: $2,600
Jen: $1,200
Mikki: $1,200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: There is something in Mikki Gibson's recent past that I want to hear about that has to do with your honeymoon and a ritual. Tell 'em.

Mikki: Yes. So my husband and I honeymooned in the Orkney Islands, which are off the north coast of Scotland and there are lots of ancient artifacts there, among them this huge ring of standing stones called the Ring of Brodgar. We were in a little tour group, and the tour guide told us that there's a local legend that if we ran three times counterclockwise around the ring, which was about a kilometer, that we would be expecting a baby within a year. We're not sure if he was pulling our leg or not, but we did it, and it was fun, and it worked.

Alex: Well, in addition to running around three times, there's something else you have to do. I know. I know these things.
[Laughter]




Alex: Penny Reid from Bloomington, Indiana, went on a camping trip, was about to learn how to protect the camp from being ransacked by bears, and while you were learning this, what happened?

Penny: Well, we came back to the campsite, and my mom was there, and we said, "See any bears?" And she was just hysterical and we looked around, and all the coolers were on the ground and the whole place was torn up, and while we had been learning how to safeguard our campsite, it had been ransacked by bears.

[Laughter]

Alex: Great stories today!




Alex: Jen Jabaily Blackburn from Massachusetts. Now, here's a young lady who's really sharp and understands her strengths. Your second job, when you were in college --you quit it, because you realized you could earn more money doing what?

Jen: Playing trivia.

Alex:
Where?

Jen: In bars.

Alex: And did it work out?

Jen: Um, I think it worked a lot of the time.

Alex: So there are a lot of people who put up money in trivia games in bars.

Jen: Worst-case scenario, we get free beer.

[Laughter]

Alex: That's not a bad worst-case scenario. All right, Mikki has command of the board, and she makes the next selection as we continue.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Penny found the Daily Double on the 20th clue. Jen had $800, Penny had $3,800, and Mikki was at $1,200. Penny wagered $2,000.

ON THE NOSE $1000: This creature seen here has quite the nose

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
TIME FOR ART $1000: When talking about great Trecento art, like the example seen here, Trecento means this period
(Mikki: What is medieval?)
(Alex: We need more than that. Gotta be specific.)
(Jen: What is 13th century?)
...
(Alex: Both of you are hovering around the correct response. Trecento refers to the [*], which means the 14th century.)

ON THE NOSE $200: Though piercing wasn't common among them, the name of this Native American tribe means "pierced nose"
(Jen: What is Perce Nez?)
[Originally ruled correct; ruling rescinded before the Daily Double]

CELEBRITY NAME RECOGNITION $800: We "sez" that the middle of Martin Scorsese's last name is not "sayz" & that he directed this 1973 Harvey Keitel "road" movie
[End-of-round signal sounds]

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Penny: $6,600
Mikki: $1,600
Jen: $1,400

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ALL PRESIDENT NIXON'S MEN (4/5)
TV SHOW SETTINGS (4/5) (Alex: We will give you the...) (Alex: You identify the series for us.)
ARCHAEOLOGY (3/5)
FICTION (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
WE "CU" (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
EUROPE TO NO GOOD (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Penny: 15 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Jen: 5 R, 0 W
Mikki: 5 R (including 1 DD), 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $8,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Mikki snagged the next Daily Double on the 9th clue. Jen had $2,600, Penny had $10,200, and Mikki was at $2,000. Mikki made it a True Daily Double, wagering $2,000.

FICTION $1600: The novel that inspired "Field of Dreams" grew out of the story "Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to" this place

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Penny who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 15th clue. Jen had $3,800, Penny had $12,600, and Mikki was at $4,400. Penny wagered $4,000.

WE "CU" $2000: From the Latin, it means pertaining to the skin

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
TV SHOW SETTINGS $1600: On Showtime, the E.R. of New York's All Saints Hospital
(Mikki: Sorry.)

FICTION $2000: After the Archbishop of Canterbury told him a ghost story, Henry James was inspired to write this 1898 tale

ARCHAEOLOGY $1200: Art found in the Altamira cave in this country depicts wild animals from more than 20,000 years ago

ARCHAEOLOGY $2000: The mud of Novgorod has yielded hundreds of medieval letters on the bark of this tree, a Russian national symbol

ALL PRESIDENT NIXON'S MEN $2000: This man was a Secretary of the Treasury & also of Labor for Nixon; he later was Secretary of State for Reagan

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Penny: $26,200 (lock game)
Jen: $6,200
Mikki: $5,200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NOBEL LAUREATES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; three-quarters for second place.
Penny: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $13,799 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Jen: Wager $4,201 to cover Mikki.
Mikki: Risk between $1,001 and $3,200, covering Jen's $0 bet.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He was the subject of a 2014 New York Times article headlined "A Pioneer as Elusive as His Particle"

FINAL SCORES
Mikki: $5,200 + $5,198 = $10,398 (Who is Higgs?) (3rd place)
Jen: $6,200 + $4,201 = $10,401 (Who is Higgs) (2nd place)
Penny: $26,200 - $3,800 = $22,400 (Biggs) (New champion: $22,400)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $10,800

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Penny: $23,200, 27 R (including 2 DDs), 1 W
Jen: $6,200, 12 R, 3 W
Mikki: $4,800, 9 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Combined Coryat: $34,200

BATTING AVERAGES
Penny: 27/60 = .450
Jen: 13/58 = .224
Mikki: 10/59 = .169
Team: 50/63 = .794

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
WORDS ABOUT WORDS $600: When we say someone let out a stream of Anglo-Saxon words, we usually mean he used this type of word
(Penny: What is [*]?)
(Alex: Yeah. You like that. Makes you laugh, huh?)
(Penny: I wouldn't give examples.)

WORDS ABOUT WORDS $1000: A group of words including a subject & a predicate constituting one unit of a compound sentence
(Penny: What is a phrase?)

ON THE NOSE $800: In the movie "Foxcatcher", Steve Carell donned a prosthetic nose to play John of this wealthy family
(Jen: What is Rockefeller?)

CALIFORNIA, HERE YOU COME! $200: In 1959 Pat Brown added a pool to the governor's mansion in this city; as governor his son refused to live in the house
(Alex: You are right, with a minute to go.)

EUROPE TO NO GOOD $800: Certainly up to no good were Hitler and this Italian leader, pictured together in 1937

ARCHAEOLOGY $800: An ancient stile, or large slab, depicts this man, who laid down the law way back when

ARCHAEOLOGY $1600: The temple pyramid known as El Castillo dominates the ruins of a city on this peninsula

CORRECT RESPONSES
the proboscis monkey
the 1300s
Nez Perce
Mean Streets
Iowa
cutaneous
Nurse Jackie
The Turn of the Screw
Spain
the birch tree
George Shultz
Peter Higgs
cursing
the clause
Du Pont
Sacramento
Mussolini
Hammurabi
the Yucatán

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Re: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:51 pm

Nobel Laureates
He was the subject of a 2014 New York Times article headlined "A pioneer as elusive as his particle".

SpoilerShow
Who is Peter Higgs? Penny said "Biggs".

Penny Reid: $26,200-$3,800=$22,400...now a 1-day champion with $22,400
Jen Jabaily Blackburn: $6,200+$4,201=$10,401
Mikki Gibson: $5,200+$5,198=$10,398
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:28 pm

I seem to be back in regular form as I had 16 and 11, with two runs (Video Games and Words About Words). Maybe Friday and Monday were just off days for me. Or maybe I'm more upbeat because I turn 28 today.

How on earth did we have LTaM with 10 clues left when there were no video clues, and only two TSes?!

Nez Perce/Perce Nez was an odd overturn.

There's a Du Pont family? John seemed like negbait for Rockefeller if you don't know the movie.

What led to Gothic on Art for $200?

Boardwalk Empire was undervalued at $200. At least ask for a Big Three show in that slot.

All but "custom" in "CU". Just couldn't get there from "toll". All but Torquemada in Europe was more of a surprise to me.

Huxley = Brave New World is the limit of my knowledge of either, but it was enough to keep me from a goose-egg in the Novels category.

Art and Nixon were my only 0/5s.

Is it just me, or are they doing the "We'll be back for FJ!, right after this" bumper almost daily now?

Elusive particle -> Higgs boson -> Higgs. Woo, instaget.
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Post by OSXpert » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:29 pm

Dominant, dominant, performance.

I briefly considered if "Boson" was a name, but FJ was pretty close to instaget.

I think I said "Mrs. Pacman" instead of "Ms." I guess I just assumed they were married after one of those cutscenes...

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Post by Abraxas » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:35 pm

Penny played a powerful game. I had 34 correct responses including five triple stumpers: 14th century, Mean Streets, The Turn of the Screw, Spain, and birch tree. Instaget FJ.

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Post by dhkendall » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:38 pm

OSXpert wrote:I briefly considered if "Boson" was a name
It is :D

Enjoyed the video game category as a "classic" gamer myself who has played most of those.
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Post by danspartan » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:06 pm

What a run, and a confident $4,000 DD wager. Well done!

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Post by BADuBois » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:13 pm

Impressive game by the new champ. Well done.

FJ was an Instaget. I've had a few of these lately, but as Han Solo once said, "Don't get cocky, kid." :D
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Post by legendneverdies » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:14 pm

BADuBois wrote:Impressive game by the new champ. Well done.

FJ was an Instaget. I've had a few of these lately, but as Han Solo once said, "Don't get cocky, kid." :D
The Sausville wife might mean Penny doesn't have a second impressive game tomorrow.

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Post by nightreign » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:26 pm

My actual FJ thought process:

Oh god, it's that Higgs boson guy! What was his name? I'm pretty sure I read about him in Mental Floss...god, just me with the names...oh wait. Higgs boson. Higgs. Who is Higgs?

Epic fail. (I still got it in time, luckily.)

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Post by Bamaman » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:29 pm

I took a total guess on FJ and got it right.

Strong game by the new champ. Kristen will have her hands full tomorrow.

I was thinking about Nixon earlier when I read about Rex teaching at Whittier and then he pops up in a category.

I wish they had finished the California category instead of sticking with the celebrity one.

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Post by doihavetoreally » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:29 pm

legendneverdies wrote:
BADuBois wrote:Impressive game by the new champ. Well done.

FJ was an Instaget. I've had a few of these lately, but as Han Solo once said, "Don't get cocky, kid." :D
The Sausville wife might mean Penny doesn't have a second impressive game tomorrow.
Penny seemed to surprise herself. Pretty sure we'll have a new winner tomorrow.

Tough J boards for me. Probably got 6R.
I was also trying to figure out whether boson is the answer (not the boardie). Settled on higgs.
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Post by doihavetoreally » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:36 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Strong game by the new champ. Kristen will have her hands full tomorrow.


I wish they had finished the California category instead of sticking with the celebrity one.
Penny has Knowledge but wasn't convinced about buzzer. It can be her downfall tomorrow.

Surprised that they finished the DJ round. Too many "please"s flying around in J round. Also strange that they keep going to lowest possible value clues after minute warning.
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Post by Category 13 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:39 pm

How long has it been since a player could safely bet over 13,000 on a lock game?

Jen seemed like she was just playing for the free beer tonight. Actually, the long camera shots caught her looking kind of bewildered, like she drew a bunch of unfavorable categories.

On the DD of the photo of the big nosed monkey, it sounded like Penny added a soft C to the middle of the species name.
TenPoundHammer wrote:How on earth did we have LTaM with 10 clues left when there were no video clues, and only two TSes?!
And the interviews didn't seem terribly long either.
Six clues left covered. There's something wrong with that.

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Post by mxc_takeshi » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:04 pm

30 right.

Name (3), Art (3), Nose (1), California (2), Video (3), Words (1)
Nixon (2), TV (3), Arch (3), Fiction (3), "CU" (2), Europe (4)

Lach Trash: "Nurse Jackie", "Spain"

I could only think of Watson, but I've heard of the Higgs boson in retrospect.

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Post by Chiefscrown » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:08 pm

Category 13 wrote:
On the DD of the photo of the big nosed monkey, it sounded like Penny added a soft C to the middle of the species name.
I heard that also.

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:37 pm

Coryat: $32,800
40 R/3 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: Instaguess
LT: Nurse Jackie, The Turn of the Screw
C: Gothic, Dada, splitting an infinitive
TenPoundHammer wrote:Nez Perce/Perce Nez was an odd overturn.
What was odd was Alex's crediting the response in the first place. It would be like counting a response of Footblack or Saxon-Anglo.
TenPoundHammer wrote:There's a Du Pont family? John seemed like negbait for Rockefeller if you don't know the movie.
They own half of Delaware. Also, the movie is based on a true story, so you could know either the movie or the murder.
Category 13 wrote:On the DD of the photo of the big nosed monkey, it sounded like Penny added a soft C to the middle of the species name.
She did, but that's an acceptable alternate pronunciation.

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Post by Leander » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:43 pm

I thought I heard a "Lady Chattersly's Lover", which I was sure was a slip of the tongue, but wondered if it would be reversed during the break.

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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:19 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:LT: Nurse Jackie, The Turn of the Screw
Those of us who are old Dark Shadows fans (the Frid version) know Turn of the Screw very well, since it was the basis of more than one story arc.

And FJ was an instaget of sorts (I did initially say "Bosun" :P ) thanks to The Big Bang Theory and general news reports.

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