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Monday, March 23, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7031, 2015-03-23

CONTESTANTS
Jill Locascio, an academic librarian from Brooklyn, New York
Nate Burgan, a research manager from Oak Park, Michigan
Alex Navissi, a business development associate originally from Katy, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $13,500)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex Trebek: Thank you, Johnny. And welcome, ladies and gentlemen. Alex, good to have you back with us today. You--as you know, as Johnny just mentioned--you are facing Jill and Nate. Let's see how it works out in this half-hour. Good luck. Here we go. What are the categories? They are...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
BROADWAY HIT ALIASES (5/5)
CAN I HAVE A WORD? (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
TAKE ME TO YOUR LITER (4/5)
YOU CAN'T SPELL GEOGRAPHY WITHOUT "M" (5/5)
DEATH OF A VEEP (4/5)
WEARING BLACK (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Jill: 11 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W
Alex: 8 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Nate: 7 R, 3 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,600



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Jill: $3,000
Alex: $3,000
Nate: $200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex Trebek: Jill Locascio is an academic librarian from Brooklyn, New York, who also has a second job, and she's a deejay.

Jill: Yeah. I, uh, deejay on the side with, um, my best friend who happens to be named jack. So we are DJs Jack and Jill, and we deejay a dance party the fourth Friday of the month in, uh, a bar in Brooklyn. It's a lot of fun.

Alex Trebek: No trivia involved in that dance party?

Jill: Not really, but you have to dig deep for some, uh, classic party jams.

Alex Trebek: Oh. Oh, okay.

Jill: You should come.

Alex Trebek: All right.

[Laughter]




Alex Trebek: Nate Burgan--a research manager from Michigan.

Nate: Yes.

Alex Trebek: We're talking about dance party. You, uh, met your wife, uh--well, you didn't meet her at a dance, but when you did your first dance together, it didn't work out too well, did it?

Nate: No, it didn't. We had a--had our, you know, wedding song playing, so we got up to go dance, and, uh, the first thing we did is we clunked heads, which, uh, wasn't really good. So, uh, my wife Carrie is a little bit taller than I am, so she decided to kick off her heels, not realizing at the same time, one of the, uh, caterers had a full tray of glasses, uh, crossing the dance floor. And sure enough, she skidded over--you know, the shoe skidded right in front of her. Slipped. Glass went everywhere. But we're still together, so...

[Laughter]

Alex Trebek: Do you still dance together?

Nate: Yes. Yes, we do.

Alex Trebek: Yeah? And you do well now?

Nate: Much better.

Alex Trebek: Yeah. Okay, good.




Alex Trebek: Alex Navissi is our champion. He is from Texas. And he competes in something that I've never heard of, but it sounds like a lot of fun--the Punderdome.

Alex Navissi: That's right, Alex. Um, about once a month in Brooklyn--I live in New York now--um, I compete. And they give you a category on the topic. You have 90 seconds to prepare puns on that topic, and then 2 minutes to deliver it to, uh, the audience. Then you're judged by applause, and you win, uh, appliances.

Alex Trebek: Maybe you should go to Jill's bar...

[Laughter]

Alex Trebek: Since you're both in Brooklyn, and combine these two activities, the dance and the puns.

Alex Navissi: Great idea.

Alex Trebek: That's something. I came up with an idea. Oh, my God. I can't believe that.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Nate found the Daily Double on the 25th clue. Alex had $3,800, Nate had $2,800, and Jill was at $4,600. Nate wagered $1,400.

CAN I HAVE A WORD? $1000: A public place for walking, or a square dance move in which couples march counterclockwise
(Nate: What is a roundabout?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
DEATH OF A VEEP $600: The first Democrat elected to the Senate from Minnesota since 1858, he died in Waverly on Jan. 13, 1978

WEARING BLACK $1000: This detergent with a fabric in its name has a "Darks" formula to keep your black clothes from fading

TAKE ME TO YOUR LITER $1000: Is this an IQ test? Amazon sells a 1-liter bottle of this "vapor distilled" glaceau brand for $1.90--plus $8.99 shipping
(Nate: What is Vitaminwater?)
(Jill: What is Genius Water?)
...
(Alex Trebek: "What is [*]?" Yeah, I'm gonna spend 11 bucks.)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Jill: $5,000
Alex: $4,000
Nate: $800

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Post by Archivists » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
FRENCH COMPOSERS (4/5)
PLAYING GOD (4/5)
OROGENIES (2/3)
IT'S MY WAY & THE HIGHWAY (5/5)
GET THE "URGE" (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
AUTHORS BEFORE & AFTER (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Jill: 7 R, 0 W
Alex: 9 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Nate: 7 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Alex snagged the next Daily Double on the 20th clue. Alex had $8,000, Nate had $2,800, and Jill was at $11,400. Alex wagered $4,000.

GET THE "URGE" $1600: It's the specialty of operating on the brain & spinal cord
(Alex Navissi: What is... neur... neurgeny?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
AUTHORS BEFORE & AFTER $800: "Marathon Man" novelist/screenwriter & investment bank whose stock symbol is GS

FRENCH COMPOSERS $2000: From 1979 to 1981 Georges Delerue won this French Oscar 3 straight years for scores including "The Last Metro"

OROGENIES $1200: The huge Nevadan orogeny began about 156 million years ago during the late part of this geologic period
(Alex Navissi: What is the Cretaceous?)

PLAYING GOD $2000: Ralph Richardson "stole" the show as God in this 1981 Terry Gilliam sci fi comedy, saying "Oh, I hate having to appear"
(Nate: What is Brazil?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Jill: $13,400
Alex: $9,600
Nate: $4,400

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. CITIES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Two-thirds for first place.
Jill: Wager $5,801 to cover Alex.
Alex: You'll want to wager between $0 (venusian) and $799 (martian), and you'll win the game if Jill wagers enough and gets it wrong.
Nate: To win, you must get Final right and count on a wagering mistake on Alex's part. Wager all $4,400.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Kipling wrote of this city, "If a car" can "run up & down a slit in the ground...why shall I seek the reasons of the miracle?"

FINAL SCORES
Nate: $4,400 + $4,200 = $8,600 (What is San Francisco?) (2nd place)
Alex: $9,600 + $3,801 = $13,401 (What is San Francisco?) (13501-day champion: $13,401)
Jill: $13,400 - $5,801 = $7,599 (What is Detroit) (3rd place)
(Alex Trebek [to Nate] : Kipling was referring to the cable cars, of course.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $8,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Alex: $13,600, 17 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Jill: $13,400, 18 R, 2 W
Nate: $5,800, 14 R, 4 W (including 1 DD)
Combined Coryat: $32,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Jill: 18/58 = .310
Alex: 18/59 = .305
Nate: 15/59 = .254
Team: 51/63 = .810

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
CAN I HAVE A WORD? $400: Low is another term for this animal sound
(Nate: What is howl?)

DEATH OF A VEEP $800: He died Nov. 23, 1814, but his name lives on whenever districts are redrawn
(Jill: Who is Gerrymander?)
...
(Alex Trebek: [*] [pronounced like "Gary"] is the correct pronunciation of his name, even though we say "gerrymandering". Back to you, Alex [Navissi].)

OROGENIES $800: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows an animation on the monitor.) Orogenies are usually accompanied by folding or faulting of these layers, from Latin for "spread out"

GET THE "URGE" $800: The beluga this grows to 2,900 pounds but is at its most delicious in teeny egg form
(Alex: With less than a minute to go now.)

IT'S MY WAY & THE HIGHWAY $2000: Part of I-90, my tollway goes from Rockford to Chicago, like I did before I settled at Hull House
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
a promenade
Hubert Humphrey
Woolite
Smartwater
neurosurgery
William Goldman Sachs
the César
the Jurassic period
Time Bandits
San Francisco
moo
(Elbridge) Gerry
strata
sturgeon
(Jane) Addams

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Re: Monday, March 23, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by floridagator » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:45 pm

Oh, how Jill snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Such an easy question! It was an instaget for me, and I never wavered. I also suspect it was an instaget for many others. Alex did not play especially well today and I have a feeling he will go down tomorrow.

I was annoyed at how the before and after authors were misvalued. Some of the high dollar ones were quite easy and the tough ones were valued lower.
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Post by jeff6286 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:57 pm

U.S. Cities
Kipling wrote of this city, "If a car" can "run up & down a slit in the ground...why shall I seek the reasons of the miracle?"


SpoilerShow
What is San Francisco? Jill said Detroit.

Jill Locascio: $13,400-$5,801=$7,599
Alex Navissi: $9,600+$3,801=$13,401...now a 2-day champion with $26,901
Nate Burgan: $4,400+$4,200=$8,600
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:28 pm

Only Gerry in Veep. I always get Hamilton/Burr mixed up as to which was a veep.

3/5 is better than I thought I'd do in Broadway. A hair too slow on Hair, and I knew there was a play that had "Barefoot" in the title, but I didn't know the full title.

So xylo = wood? New to me.

What led to Louis XIV on French for $400? I thought for sure I'd be 0/5 but I knew Ravel.

I knew Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Charlton Heston, but couldn't pull either in time.

0/5 in Before & After. I blanked on Douglas Addams at $400 and didn't know the "Before" to add to him, and it went downhill from there.

0/5 on Highways, a humiliating defeat for a roadgeek. I couldn't even understand what $400 was asking, and the rest just weren't registering except Jane Addams, whom I don't think I've heard of.

There's such a thing as a beluga sturgeon, and it gets that big?!?

No guess on FJ! Car in a slit had me thinking tunnel, and getting stumped because I had no idea what city could be famous for a tunnel.
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Post by Abraxas » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:34 pm

Congratulations to Alex the player on his second win. Jill played well but didn't know FJ (although I was impressed with several of her gets, such as in the before-and-after category). I had 35 correct responses including three triple stumpers: Hubert Humphrey, promenade, and Jurassic. Instaget FJ.

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Post by xeno60 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:34 pm

What led to Louis XIV on French for $400? I thought for sure I'd be 0/5 but I knew Ravel.
Louis XIV ruled for most of the 17th century. If there is ever a question about a famous French king in the 1600s, it's almost always going to be Louis XIV.

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Post by BADuBois » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:01 pm

After being pre-empted twice for that "madness of March" nonsense, it was a sheer delight just to watch "Jeopardy!" again.

On French composers, I pre-called Debussy, and that was about it.

FJ was an Instaget... Kipling lived for a while in Vermont, and would have retired there, except he couldn't get along with his brother-in-law.
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Post by KazooJ!fan » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:01 pm

Instaget FJ. I've been to San Francisco several times, and been on the cable cars.

How did Jill come up with Detroit????

I got Humphrey in the Veep category.

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Post by StevenH » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:03 pm

I went the wrong way between London and San Francisco on FJ.

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Post by mxc_takeshi » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:04 pm

36 right.

Broad (4), Word (2), Liter (2), "M (4), Veep (5), Black (3)
French (3), God (4), Oro (2), Way (2), "Urge" (2), Authors (3)

Lach Trash: "Humphrey", "promenade- DD", "Jurassic", "neurosurgery"

I got the right answer in the nick of time, but I actually didn't think of cable cars. I was only thinking of up and down, which made me think of the steep hills of San Francisco.

Arthur had a similar issue with the Elbridge Gerry answer and its pronunciation.

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Post by bpmod » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:09 pm

StevenH wrote:I went the wrong way between London and San Francisco on FJ.
I know of a couple of Londons outside the U.S. In which state is the one you were thinking?

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

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Post by bpmod » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:10 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:So xylo = wood? New to me.
You've never heard of a xylophone? I would have thought you would even have played one at some point in your life.

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

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Post by Bamaman » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:13 pm

bpmod wrote:
StevenH wrote:I went the wrong way between London and San Francisco on FJ.
I know of a couple of Londons outside the U.S. In which state is the one you were thinking?

Brian
I forgot the category and had London stuck in my head before settling on New York. I did consider San Francisco, but didn't have much time to think clearly because I wasted time considering London. My five-year-old niece being in the room didn't help.

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Post by doihavetoreally » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:15 pm

BADuBois wrote:After being pre-empted twice for that "madness of March" nonsense, it was a sheer delight just to watch "Jeopardy!" again.
March madness and NFL in Fall - sucks, doesn't it?

I totally WAGed San Francisco. I was thinking more along the lines of city where there was actual miracle ala lourdes (obviously, not US). Not sure what to make of the clue wording -- anyone with instagets care to explain?

Also, probably had time to write SFO only -- ala NYC is pretty well known for New York City, is there an acceptable J acronym for San Francisco (San Fran, SFO)??
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Post by CrunchyTaco » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:17 pm

I had San Francisco, but crossed it out and put Pittsburgh because I remembered: http://www.duquesneincline.org/

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Post by StevenH » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:30 pm

bpmod wrote:
StevenH wrote:I went the wrong way between London and San Francisco on FJ.
I know of a couple of Londons outside the U.S. In which state is the one you were thinking?

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Right. RTFC.

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Post by Category 13 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:38 pm

Feels good to have an instaget FJ after going 0 for 5 last week.
I didn't like Alex's FJ wager, as he had 3rd place locked out and Jill, IMO, didn't cast any doubt that she was going to wager to cover his doubled score. He might as well have bet 5199 if he was going to leave himself vulnerable to Nate betting more than zero. $1398 pissed away.
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I was cruising 3 for 3 in the VP category but they ran away from it after the Humphrey TS. :x Turns out I didn't know the last two clues.
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Post by jjwaymee » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:47 pm

I got FJ, but for the wrong reason. I did not process the "slot in the road" TOM correctly and envisioned cars (the automobile type) driving on narrow streets, going "up and down" on steep hills. Well that sounds like it could be San Francisco and I have no other guess, so I guess I'll go with that!

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:53 pm

bpmod wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:So xylo = wood? New to me.
You've never heard of a xylophone? I would have thought you would even have played one at some point in your life.

Brian
I have but I never knew what the xylo- prefix meant. Also I have never seen one made out of wood, only metal.
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