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Thursday, March 12, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7024, 2015-03-12

Kristin Sausville game 2.
Single-player Final Jeopardy!

CONTESTANTS
Stephanie Hull, a graduate student of philosophy from Columbia, Missouri
Brad King, an automotive engineer from Hartland, Michigan
Kristin Sausville, a stay-at-home mom from Newark, Delaware (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,801)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. A couple of times in recent programs on Jeopardy!, our champions seem to have been very surprised by the fact that they won the game. That was the case for Kristin yesterday. Look at her. She's still smiling about it. Says, "I--I don't know how I did it." Well, you did it because you out-smarted your two opponents. Can you do it again today against these challengers--Stephanie and Brad? Let's start finding out. Good luck, all three of you. Here we go. Let's go to work with these categories, shall we?...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
PRESIDENTIAL SECRETS (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
TEAM OF THE WORLD SERIES MVP (2/3)
BRITISH AUTHORS (5/5)
COMPUTER ACTIONS (5/5)
POTENT POTABLES (3/5)
BOTTOMS "UP"! (5/5) (Alex: Each correct response will end with those two letters.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Kristin: 12 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W (including 1 DD)
Stephanie: 7 R, 1 W
Brad: 5 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,000



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Kristin found the Daily Double on the 5th clue. Kristin had $1,400, Brad was scoreless, and Stephanie was at $600. Kristin made it a True Daily Double, wagering $1,400.

PRESIDENTIAL SECRETS $1000: In the last year of his Presidency in 1844, he secretly married a woman 30 years younger
(Kristin: Who is Polk?)
(Alex: No. "Who is the handsome [*]?" [*]. So you're now tied with Brad for second place, with no money. [laughter])

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Stephanie: $1,600
Kristin: $1,600
Brad: $1,000

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Stephanie Hull is a graduate student of philosophy from Missouri. And she once competed in an event that I hosted for a number of years--the National Geography Bee.

Stephanie: Well, I competed at the state level. I was the youngest person from my school district to compete, um, at the state geography bee. I did it when I was in the 4th grade, and I was 9. And everybody else there was 13 and 14. So it was a somewhat terrifying experience.

Alex: I was often asked, "Why is it that there are so many more boys competing than girls in the subject of geography?"

Stephanie: I mean, that's definitely something we should strive for--to get better gender representation in the geography bee.

Alex: Yeah, cause it's a fabulously interesting subject.

Stephanie: It is. It is.

Alex: Okay. Good.




Alex: Brad King, automotive engineer from Michigan, appropriately. But a man who builds furniture.

Brad: I do.

Alex: Ah. That I admire. What kind of furniture are we talking about?

Brad: It's a little bit of everything--shelf units, beds, tables, chairs, uh, what-have-you.

Alex: Yeah. What's your favorite power tool?

Brad: Well, you can do everything with a table saw, can't you?

[Laughter]

Alex: Yeah, I've got a few scars, that would prove what you can do to yourself.




Alex: Now, Kristin Sausville from Newark, Delaware--

Kristin: Yes.

Alex: --is our champion. She and her brother, as is often the case, didn't get along too well when you were younger.

Kristin: Not so much.

Alex: But now all of that has changed. You have found something in common--

Kristin: We have.

Alex: --that brought you together.

Kristin: Yes.

Alex: What is that?

Kristin: We go to Bruce Springsteen concerts together.

Alex: And you never out-grow an interest in that kind of a performer?

Kristin: No. No, he's amazing.

Alex: Yes.

Kristin: Anybody who can see him live should.

Alex: Okay. Good.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
POTENT POTABLES $600: The letters "V.O.P." on the label of a bottle of cognac stand for this

POTENT POTABLES $1000: This Italian liqueur is made from tonda gentile hazelnuts grown in the Piedmont region
(Stephanie: What is amaretto?)

TEAM OF THE WORLD SERIES MVP $400: 1988:
Orel Hershiser, though one swing could've done it for Kirk Gibson, too
(Alex: Brad, back to you, with a minute to go.)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Kristin: $4,400
Stephanie: $3,200
Brad: $2,600

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
PHINEAS & FERBER (3/4)
INTERIOR DESIGN (4/5)
5-SYLLABLE WORDS (0/1)
EAST ASIAN CITIES (3/5)
LYRICISTS (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
ZODIAC CONSTELLATIONS (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Kristin: 9 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Brad: 4 R (including 1 DD), 4 W
Stephanie: 4 R, 7 W

Clues revealed: 25
Triple Stumpers: 7
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $13,600



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Kristin snagged the next Daily Double on the 5th clue. Kristin had $5,200, Brad had $3,000, and Stephanie was at $4,000. Kristin wagered $2,400.

ZODIAC CONSTELLATIONS $800: This constellation is where you'll find the sun as spring begins in the Northern Hemisphere
(Kristin: What is Taurus?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Brad who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 19th clue. Kristin had $9,200, Brad was in the red with -$1,000, and Stephanie had a deficit with -$1,200. Brad wagered $2,000.

LYRICISTS $1600: Oscar Hammerstein II & this other great partner of Richard Rodgers were classmates at Columbia
(Alex: [*], you are right. Class of 1968.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
ZODIAC CONSTELLATIONS $2000: (Sarah of the Clue Crew wraps up the category for us.) Latin for "little king", Regulus is the brightest star of this constellation, and is said to be its "heart"
(Stephanie: What is Capricorn?)
(Brad: What is Taurus?)
...
(Alex: "What is [*]?" [*] the Lion. Alright, Kristin, back to you.)

EAST ASIAN CITIES $1600: This country's 2nd-largest city, Mandalay, is known for a pagoda containing 729 stone Buddhist tablets
(Brad: What is Malaysia?)
(Stephanie: What is Indonesia?)
...
(Alex: "What is [*]?" "On the Road to Mandalay".)

EAST ASIAN CITIES $2000: This Vietnamese city near the Gulf of Tonkin serves as the deepwater port for Hanoi
(Stephanie: What is Nam Peng?)

INTERIOR DESIGN $2000: In 2013 this interior decorator & HGTV personality published her first book, "The Well-Traveled Home"
(Stephanie: Who is Rachael Ray?)
...
(Alex: "Who is [*]?" Stephanie, you're back in the hole. Get out of it! Come on.)

LYRICISTS $2000: This nickname of "Over the Rainbow" lyricist E.Y. Harburg was a shortening of Young People's Socialist League
(Stephanie: What is "Yap"?)
...
(Alex: Oh Stephanie, you were so close, it's [*] Harburg, not "Yap". Less than a minute to go now, Brad.)

PHINEAS & FERBER $2000: This 1924 Ferber novel about a widow managing a farm & son was just huge, winning a Pulitzer
(Brad: What is Cimarron?)
(Stephanie: What is Giant?)
(Kristin: What is...? Sorry.)

5-SYLLABLE WORDS $2000: Speaking this way involves similes & metaphors
(Stephanie: What is metaphorically?)
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Kristin: $8,400 (lock game)
Brad: -$200
Stephanie: -$6,800

PREFINAL REMARKS
Alex: And bad news for Brad and Stephanie. This was not one of our greatest days, both of you figuring in the red. And at the end of Double Jeopardy! that means you're not around to play in Final Jeopardy! So, it's you all by yourself, Kristin. I think you're gonna win the game. It all depends on how you handle this Final Jeopardy! category...
...
Alex: [After the break] Kristin and I are alone together. An opportunity to get to know each other. All right, Kristin, THE U.S. GOVERNMENT is the subject, and here is the clue for you...

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE U.S. GOVERNMENT

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Solo play.
Kristin: If you're of the martian persuasion, bet $8,399, but if you're a venusian who can't stand the thought of losing money already earned, then bet closer to $0. Either way, you're coming back tomorrow, unless you foolishly wager $8,400 and give the wrong response. $0 is never a winning score.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
On August 15, 1994, 59 years & 1 day after FDR signed the original act, President Clinton made this an independent agency

FINAL SCORES
Kristin: $8,400 - $1,600 = $6,800 (What is the FDIC?) (24802-day champion: $6,800)
(Alex: Kristin, we're gonna start with you. You were in third place... and in the lead.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $15,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Kristin: $12,200, 21 R, 3 W (including 2 DDs)
Brad: -$600, 9 R (including 1 DD), 5 W
Stephanie: -$6,800, 11 R, 8 W
Combined Coryat: $4,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Kristin: 21/60 = .350
Stephanie: 11/58 = .190
Brad: 9/59 = .153
Team: 41/63 = .651

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
BRITISH AUTHORS $800: Here's this beloved author giving a reading circa 1860

COMPUTER ACTIONS $600: In Windows hitting Ctrl-C & Ctrl-V performs these 2 artsy & crafty actions
(Brad: What are cut & paste?)
(Alex: We'll--no.)
...
(Alex: [*], yes. Brad realized he made a mistake.)

COMPUTER ACTIONS $1000: Releasing someone's personal info on the Internet is this word that can have 1 or 2 "X"s in the middle
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

ZODIAC CONSTELLATIONS $400: (Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue next to the monitor.) The brightest star in the constellation of this archer is Kaus Australis, from the Arabic for "bow" & Latin for "southern", respectively

ZODIAC CONSTELLATIONS $1600: Spica, her brightest star, is held in her left hand
(Brad: What is Libra?)

INTERIOR DESIGN $1600: The most popular pattern for this geometric inlaid wood flooring is herringbone
(Alex: Good, you're out of the hole now.)

CORRECT RESPONSES
John Tyler
very old pale
frangelico
the Los Angeles Dodgers
Pisces
(Lorenz) Hart
Leo
Myanmar (or Burma)
Haiphong
Sandra Espinet
"Yip"
So Big
figuratively
the Social Security Administration
(Charles) Dickens
copy & paste
doxing (or doxxing)
Sagittarius
Virgo
parquet

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Re: Thursday, March 12, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:29 pm

The U.S. Government
On August 15, 1994, 59 years & 1 day after FDR signed the original act, Bill Clinton made this an independent agency.

Spoiler
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What is the Social Security Adminstration? Kristin said the FDIC.

Kristin Sausville: $8,400-$1,600=$6,800...now a 2-day champion with $31,601.
Brad King: (-$200)
Stephanie Hull: (-$6,800)
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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:24 pm

Are we sure they didn't air the Friday the 13th show a day early? That's some bad luck. Holy crap!

Best FJ plug ever!

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Post by Carpe Diem » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:48 pm

Lowest Combined Coryat ever?

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Post by dhkendall » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:56 pm

Is Stephanie sure she was in the Geography Bee? Because her performance in EAST ASIAN CITIES makes me think otherwise. I know, lights and all, but "Phnom Penh" when given "Vietnam"?

Exhibit A (along with the other one-player FJs) as to why you should always Stay Clam if you don't know it, guessing is Bad News. Except on a DD or FJ, where guessing doesn't hurt, guessing *does* hurt here. (Offer not valid if you're not playing or trying to get on the show hint hint TPH, those people can guess if they're not tracking their Coryat and if you're not trying to get on there's no need to track Coryat)

First FJ miss for me since February 27 (March 2 if you include Daytime J!) :(

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Post by Linear Gnome » Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:56 pm

Well, that was kind of painful/hilarious. You could kind of see Stephanie lose her composure and never really recover. I don't usually pay attention to the post-game, but I noticed Alex pretend to shake hands with the person at the second podium. I also happened to notice that Kristin is pretty tall--she was taller than Brad (who was taller than Stephanie) and nearly as tall as Alex.

I was annoyed that we didn't get to two baseball clues, but I guess it's not surprising that they left it until last given that none of them could get the Dodgers spotted Orel Hershiser and Kirk Gibson.

I keep wondering if Justin is going to come up in the interview segment. I also remember Kristin mentioning that she was a holdover contestant from the previous taping day, so she was called for yesterday's game pretty much as late as she could have been--lots of time to get nervous, play one game, then have a lunch break at perhaps not the optimal time, but she seems to have taken it in stride. Way to go, Kristin, and more retroactive good luck!

I guessed FJ correctly today. It probably has more to do with the clues than me, but I'm on a pretty good run--4 for 5 the week before last, 5 for 5 last week, 3 for 4 so far this week.

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Post by MitchO » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:23 pm

Wow. OK historians, someone surely knows the last time we had a single player in FJ? I don't remember ever seeing it, nor do I remember someone being as far in the negative as Stephanie. You never know how nerves are gonna hit you until they hit you.

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Post by MiloTheMayor » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:26 pm

Haven't seen today's Jeopardy, and won't for a couple more hours, but apparently Stephanie really bombed out. And she's getting pilloried on Twitter, mercilessly.

To those jackasses, I say this: when you beat out about 99,600 other people after two tests and an in-house interview, _then_ you get to mock those who don't do well on the show. Okay?

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Post by MTGcollegestudent » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:30 pm

MitchO wrote:Wow. OK historians, someone surely knows the last time we had a single player in FJ? I don't remember ever seeing it, nor do I remember someone being as far in the negative as Stephanie. You never know how nerves are gonna hit you until they hit you.
The last time that had happened was in Tom Kunzen's 2nd game. His opponents had -$1400 and -$3600.
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Post by econgator » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:30 pm

The cut/copy & paste clue is a good example of negbait.

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Post by Roadgeek Adam » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:31 pm

MitchO wrote:Wow. OK historians, someone surely knows the last time we had a single player in FJ? I don't remember ever seeing it, nor do I remember someone being as far in the negative as Stephanie. You never know how nerves are gonna hit you until they hit you.
It's a new record as far as we know. Fellow boardie Hans von Walter has $6,000 below in the CC vs. Erin McLean.

Heather Chapman, one of Dan Pawson's victims, had $6,200 below, which is the recorded record. (Dan won that game with $200)

As for single player, Tom Kunzen's game is the last, March 16, 2011.
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Post by OSXpert » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:31 pm

MiloTheMayor wrote:Haven't seen today's Jeopardy, and won't for a couple more hours, but apparently Stephanie really bombed out. And she's getting pilloried on Twitter, mercilessly.

To those jackasses, I say this: when you beat out about 99,600 other people after two tests and an in-house interview, _then_ you get to mock those who don't do well on the show. Okay?
It's fun to tease, but yeah... things change when you are under pressure on camera.

I went with Tennessee Valley Authority, which was stupid I guess.

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Post by MTGcollegestudent » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:32 pm

Roadgeek Adam wrote:
MitchO wrote:Wow. OK historians, someone surely knows the last time we had a single player in FJ? I don't remember ever seeing it, nor do I remember someone being as far in the negative as Stephanie. You never know how nerves are gonna hit you until they hit you.
It's a new record as far as we know. Fellow boardie Hans von Walter has $6,000 below in the CC vs. Erin McLean.

Heather Chapman, one of Dan Pawson's victims, had $6,200 below, which is the recorded record.

As for single player, Tom Kunzen's game is the last.
Let's not forget Jennifer Morgan at one point was at -$6600 during Stephanie Fontaine's 4th game.
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Post by MTGcollegestudent » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:33 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:Are we sure they didn't air the Friday the 13th show a day early? That's some bad luck. Holy crap!

Best FJ plug ever!
I don't think they got the memo that its the wrong day to have bad luck!!! XD
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Post by xxaaaxx » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:34 pm

Instaget FJ. Not sure why this wasn't a triple get.


...couldn't resist.

I don't even remember most of the clues in DJ, because I was standing there with my mouth hanging open, amused and horrified, as they slowly imploded, wondering if the solo FJ would actually happen, and then it did. Holy $#*!. I'm sure this has happened before, but it's the first time I've ever witnessed it.
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Post by Abraxas » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:35 pm

Congratulations, Kristin, on your second win, made easier by not having to wager against any opponents in FJ. I had 33 correct responses including two triple stumpers: Very Old Pale and Burma. Instaget FJ.

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Post by econgator » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:42 pm

OSXpert wrote:I went with Tennessee Valley Authority, which was stupid I guess.
No, it isn't. The TVA came around 2 years before the SSA.

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Post by Robert K S » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:49 pm

econgator wrote:The cut/copy & paste clue is a good example of negbait.
That clue seemed like it began life as "cut and paste" but got changed somewhere along the way, perhaps by someone who thought Ctrl+X was too hard to figure out (or worse, realized the devlishness of Ctrl+C). I think this because, to my mind, cutting seems "artsy & craftsy" but not copying.

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Post by WilliamPorygon » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:55 pm

Okay, show just ended here and all I have to say is...

what the hell was that?! :|

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