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Friday, April 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7055, 2015-04-24

CONTESTANTS
Eric Fleury, a professor of political science from Worcester, Massachusetts
Chip Brookes, a filmmaker and writer originally from Fairbanks, Alaska
Greg Seroka, a chef from Steamboat Springs, Colorado (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,401)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Hey, Johnny. Hi, everyone. Welcome aboard. Greg--$25,000. You learn a lot in the kitchen. Chip and Eric, good to have you with us today. Let's go to work, fellas. The Jeopardy! Round--first round of play. One Daily Double coming up in one of these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ALPHABETICALLY LAST (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
THEY SAVED THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN (5/5)
WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? (5/5)
ARTWORK (4/5)
I'M TELLING YOU 2 TIMES--"SH"! (5/5) (Alex: "S-H" coming up twice in each correct response.)
USS INTREPID (5/5) (Kelly: Clues aboard an aircraft carrier that survived World War II and Vietnam to become a floating National Historic Landmark.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Eric: 9 R (including 3 rebounds), 0 W
Greg: 13 R, 4 W
Chip: 6 R (including 2 rebounds and 1 DD), 2 W

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



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Eric: $3,200
Greg: $1,400
Chip: $600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Eric Fleury is from Worcester, Massachusetts. It's that time of the year, Eric. Let's talk baseball, because it presented a bit of a problem in your household, didn't it?

Eric: It did. I grew up in Connecticut, which is more divided. We were more of a Yankees family.

Alex: Ooh.

Eric: And, uh, my wife is from the South Shore of Boston. Her family--her three brothers are fanatical. So shortly before we got married, my mother-in-law, who's ordinarily the kindest woman in the world, gave me a Red Sox shirt and said, "If you want to be in the family, you will wear this shirt."

[Laughter]

Eric: And so I flipped my loyalties accordingly.

Alex: Okay. Good for you. Smart move. [Chuckles]




Alex: Uh, Chip Brookes, filmmaker and writer who got married last year.

Chip: Yes.

Alex: And he and his wife honeymooned in... South Africa.

Chip: [Overlapping] South Africa. Yes, sir, and it was incredible.

Alex: Where?

Chip: It was my wife Kate's, um, childhood dream. Um, we went to Cape Town. We went to this area called the Drakensberg for some hiking. We went to, uh, safari for a few days. We went to the winelands and put a lot of things in our faces for a few days. It was, uh, really an incredible trip.

[Apparent edit]

Chip: It's gorgeous. Yes.

Alex: Yeah.




Alex: All right, Greg Seroka is our champion. He is a chef who spent a number of years apprenticing, I guess, in Europe.

Greg: For about six years, yeah. I worked in two different, um, ski resorts there run by the U.S. military for, uh, military families and for active duty.

Alex: So, you weren't necessarily cooking German food.

Greg: No, we were cooking the stuff they wanted to have--hamburgers, pizza--American food, for sure.

Alex: [Laughs] Oh, got to love the military. Keep it simple.

Greg: That's right.

Alex: Keep it simple.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Chip found the Daily Double on the 29th clue. Greg had $5,200, Chip had $2,000, and Eric was at $5,000. Chip made it a True Daily Double, wagering $2,000.

ALPHABETICALLY LAST $600: ...of U.S. presidents by first name
(Alex: Yeah, that was a gimme, wasn't it? Softball.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
ARTWORK $1000: This Iowan put "Washington Crossing the Delaware" in the background of his own "Daughters of Revolution"

ALPHABETICALLY LAST $400: ...word in the first spoken line in the first motion picture talkie
(Greg: What is "nothing"?)
...
(Alex: Al Jolson--"Wait a minute. Wait a minute. [*] ain't heard nothing yet.")

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Eric: $5,800
Greg: $5,200
Chip: $3,200

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
LET'S GO OLD SCHOOL! (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
HISTORY (5/5)
LITERATURE (5/5)
WORDPLAY (4/4, including 1 correct Daily Double)
POP CULTURE (5/5)
POTPOURRI (3/4)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Greg: 11 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Eric: 10 R, 0 W
Chip: 6 R (including 1 DD), 1 W

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 1
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Chip snagged the next Daily Double on the 19th clue. Greg had $10,400, Chip had $8,000, and Eric was at $15,400. Chip wagered $4,000.

LET'S GO OLD SCHOOL! $1600: In 1831 Methodists founded this Connecticut school whose name means a follower of Methodism

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Greg who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 26th clue. Greg had $17,200, Chip had $12,000, and Eric was at $16,600. Greg wagered $11,000.

WORDPLAY $800: This term from a tale in mythology is now used to mean a trick to subvert from within

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
POTPOURRI $2000: A surprise 2014 bestseller was Thomas Piketty's 700-page tome about income inequality, this "in the 21st Century"
(Chip: What is Capitalism?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Greg: $28,200
Eric: $17,400
Chip: $12,400

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ACTORS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Crush for first place.
Greg: Wager $6,601 to cover Eric.
Eric: You have the hope of surpassing Greg if you come up with the correct response. Bet at least $10,801 to force Greg to wager to win while also protecting your position from being usurped by Chip.
Chip: Your only hope of a win is that you're the only one to give a correct response, so bet $12,398 or so, leaving a few bucks behind in case someone wagers it all.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Ironically, in the summer of 1955, he gave an interview about the dangers of racing on highways

FINAL SCORES
Chip: $12,400 + $9,201 = $21,601 (who was was James Dean?) (3rd place)
Eric: $17,400 + $12,600 = $30,000 (Who is James Dean?) (2nd place)
Greg: $28,200 + $7,000 = $35,200 (Who was James Dean?) (25402-day champion: $35,200)
(Alex: We said "ironically" in the clue because two weeks later, he died in a car crash.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $3,400

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Greg: $18,000, 24 R (including 1 DD), 4 W
Eric: $17,400, 19 R, 0 W
Chip: $8,600, 12 R (including 2 DDs), 3 W
Combined Coryat: $44,000

BATTING AVERAGES
Greg: 25/59 = .424
Eric: 20/58 = .345
Chip: 13/60 = .217
Team: 58/63 = .921

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
USS INTREPID $200: (Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the USS Intrepid in New York.) In February 1944, USS Intrepid's crew had to improvise a sail to steer the ship after this vital apparatus was hit by a Japanese torpedo

WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? $800: Leukophobia:
This color
(Greg: What is red?)

USS INTREPID $400: (Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the USS Intrepid in New York.) In March 1965, USS Intrepid recovered astronauts Gus Grissom & John Young after their splashdown in the Atlantic following 3 Earth orbits in the first manned flight in this 2-man NASA program

I'M TELLING YOU 2 TIMES--"SH"! $400: It's the Turkish delight seen here

I'M TELLING YOU 2 TIMES--"SH"! $600: Amana, Whirlpool & Kenmore make Energy Star-rated these appliances
(Greg: What are washing machines?)

I'M TELLING YOU 2 TIMES--"SH"! $800: It's the military rifle rating below expert & above marksman
(Chip: What is sure shot?)

THEY SAVED THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN $200: In 1978, the sign's 9 letters were each auctioned for $27,700 to fix them; "Y" was courtesy of this Playboy founder

THEY SAVED THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN $400: This "Singing Cowboy" of the movies & owner of baseball's Angels put his $27,700 to repair the second "L"
(Greg: Who is Roy Rogers?)

THEY SAVED THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN $1000: "W" was saved by who else? This "Moon River" singer, crossing Hollywood in style
(Greg: Who is Williams?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)

ARTWORK $400: The Degas work seen here is an 1880s pastel on paper called this; Tom Petty said it was the hardest part
(Chip: What is the [*]?)

ARTWORK $800: As the centerpiece for Pope Julius II's tomb, Michelangelo sculpted this biblical figure

USS INTREPID $600: (Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the USS Intrepid in New York.) Proving that the aircraft carrier now ruled the seas, Avenger torpedo planes from the USS Intrepid helped sink the Musashi & the Yamato, the largest ever of this heavily armed, soon-to-be-obsolete class of warship

USS INTREPID $800: (Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the USS Intrepid in New York.) USS Intrepid's elevators could move a plane between decks in seven seconds; they were designed after the moveable great stage at this New York City venue, which was guarded during the war to keep spies from stealing its hydraulic secrets

USS INTREPID $1000: (Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the USS Intrepid in New York.) In the biggest naval engagement in history, in October 1944, the USS Intrepid played a key role in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, Japan's desperate attempt to stop the U.S. invasion of this island nation it had conquered 2 years earlier

ALPHABETICALLY LAST $800: ...Of South American countries
(Chip: What is Uruguay?)

WORDPLAY $2000: Add a letter to a devotional time of keeping watch to get this Roman poet
(Alex: "Vigil" and [*]. Yes.)

POTPOURRI $1200: Now, our writers are messing with me--Xiuhtecuhtli, Mictlantecuhtli & Xochiquetzal were gods of this civilization
(Alex: Less than a minute to go.)

POTPOURRI $800: You'll find an old name for a Chinese city in the name of this breed

LET'S GO OLD SCHOOL! $400: Old school: this Roman Catholic university in D.C. was founded in 1789; new school: it opened a Qatar campus in 2005
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
Zachary Taylor
Grant Wood
you
Wesleyan
Trojan Horse
Capital
James Dean
the rudder
white
Gemini
shish kebab
dishwashers
sharpshooter
Hugh Hefner
(Gene) Autry
Andy Williams
Waiting
Moses
a battleship
Radio City Music Hall
the Philippines
Venezuela
Virgil
the Aztecs
Pekingese
Georgetown

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Re: Friday, April 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:57 pm

Not sure when I'll see tonight's game, if someone would like to post the FJ clue and scores. Thanks

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Post by Plactus » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:10 pm

Actors
Ironically, in the summer of 1955, he gave an interview about the dangers of racing on highways.
SpoilerShow
Who is James Dean?

Greg Seroka: $28,200+$7,000=$35,200...now a 2-day champion with $60,601
Eric Fleury: $17,400+$12,600=$30,000
Chip Brookes: $12,400+$9,201=$21,601
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Post by grindcore » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:26 pm

Plactus wrote:Actors
Ironically, in the summer of 1955, he gave an interview about the dangers of racing on highways.
SpoilerShow
Who is James Dean?

Greg Seroka: $28,200+$7,000=$35,200...now a 2-day champion with $60,601
Chip Brookes: $17,400+$12,600=$30,000
Eric Fleury: $12,400+$9,201=$21,601
You've got Chip and Eric mixed up there.

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Post by dhkendall » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:28 pm

Heh, was just reading this article this morning that deals with "what if" scenarios of history that has been published - and yes, boardie Brendan DuBois' book "Resurrection Day" was mentioned. One of the what ifs was "what if James Dean survived his car crash?" (The obvious answer would be that RFK would not be assassinated, of course!), so James Dean was more on my mind than usual today.
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Post by Plactus » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:34 pm

grindcore wrote:You've got Chip and Eric mixed up there.
Fixed. Thanks.

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:57 pm

Gutsy bet by Greg that paid off on that late DD. I missed it, because I was trying to think of a word that came from another word, such as Herculean and not a phrase like Trojan Horse.

FJ was an instaget, James Dean seems to come up a good bit on FJ.

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Post by MitchO » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:23 pm

In before someone says the word "hubris". :lol:

(The word I thought was "ballsy" btw :!: )

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:28 pm

Ran Two Times "Sh".

Actually didn't think Zachary Taylor on DD was remotely a gimme. Takes FOREVER to slog through 40+ presidents unless you're a freaking machine IMO.

NHO Boers.

"A follower of Methodism? Well, Wesley founded it, but what would a follower of Methodism be other than a Methodist?!"

Actor who died in a car crash = James Dean. Instaget.
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Post by Abraxas » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:33 pm

All three contestants played well. The big wager by Greg on that DD paid off. Congrats to Greg on his second win. I had 35 correct responses including the triple stumper of Grant Wood. Instaget FJ.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:34 pm

MitchO wrote:In before someone says the word "hubris". :lol:

(The word I thought was "ballsy" btw :!: )
Same here. I was preparing for something small like 2000. Nice! And it helped to defeat that Red Sox turncoat, even better! :twisted:

Not sure which was more insultingly easy, Zachary Taylor as a "alphabetically last pres first name" DD, or "this actor died in a car wreck in 1955" FJ.

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:47 pm

The president took me a second to come up with. I had pre-called Wyoming and Wilson (last alphabetically by last name) when I saw the category. Since his first name is close to the end of the alphabet, I almost said that, but stopped myself in time.

I thought the last Apollo XI astronaut was way overvalued at the bottom of the board. There were only three on board and since the other two begin with an A, there wasn't even much thinking required to place them in order.

I also pre-called Alice Cooper for the Hollywood sign. I read somewhere he listed himself as Alice Coper somewhere to show the importance of the letter O.

Anybody want to weigh in on the issue of BMSing Williams for the singer?

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Post by StevenH » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:03 pm

This was an excellent game! It was nice to see the contestants go after the DDs in the DJ round, even though the guy who had control at the beginning wasn't aware that DDs are never in the Potpourri category. It was also funny that the last DD was found towards the end of the round, in the second row. I'm glad that the guy who won knew to wager large there, though I would have wagered everything except for a few dollars...and been wrong on the clue. I couldn't pull "Trojan horse."

I loved the DJ round categories. I wish that the writers would mainly stick to the "old school" approach.

I only knew the clue on Creighton University because Ashton Kutcher, 'er, I mean, Kyle Korver played basketball there :D

The FJ category was one where I would have been tempted not to go for the cover wager. It sure would have hurt to lose that way on that clue.

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Post by Abraxas » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:07 pm

Bamaman wrote:Anybody want to weigh in on the issue of BMSing Williams for the singer?
Hank Williams Jr. was a popular singer in the same era as Andy Williams. Also, to a lesser extent, Billy Williams, Danny Williams, Larry Williams, and Maurice Williams.

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Post by doihavetoreally » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:07 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Anybody want to weigh in on the issue of BMSing Williams for the singer?
Couple of strange BMSs this week. I hope this is not a new rule. Lot of my gets are last name only.

Good game today. The champ plays like a boardie...another long run?
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Post by KazooJ!fan » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:15 pm

FJ was an istaget for me. I did pretty well in the main game, too.

I think Greg will be around for a while. He's smart and plays similarly to Alex (looking for and betting big on Daily Doubles). I enjoyed today's show.

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Post by bpmod » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:20 pm

Abraxas wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Anybody want to weigh in on the issue of BMSing Williams for the singer?
Hank Williams Jr. was a popular singer in the same era as Andy Williams. Also, to a lesser extent, Billy Williams, Danny Williams, Larry Williams, and Maurice Williams.
Oddly enough, I haven't heard of Billy, Danny or Larry. Hank was a mere child then, but his dad on the other hand...

Neither Hank (Sr.) nor Maurice would be considered crooners, or did I only imagine that word was in the clue?

Edit: Actually, I think Hank Sr. much predated Andy, and Hank Jr. was popular much later.

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If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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Post by Category 13 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:43 pm

Bamaman wrote:I thought the last Apollo XI astronaut was way overvalued at the bottom of the board. There were only three on board and since the other two begin with an A, there wasn't even much thinking required to place them in order.
Michael Collins is not nearly as well known as Armstrong & Aldrin, especially to contestants who may not have been born in 1969.
I recall a FJ clue from 10-15 years ago that asked for the 'other two' names on a plaque at the Eagle landing sight. It was a triple stumper because no one could come up with Collins. Richard Nixon was the fourth.
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Bamaman wrote:Anybody want to weigh in on the issue of BMSing Williams for the singer?
Hank Williams Jr. was a popular singer in the same era as Andy Williams. Also, to a lesser extent, Billy Williams, Danny Williams, Larry Williams, and Maurice Williams.
And there's always the possibility it could have been Brian Williams.
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Post by bpmod » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:53 pm

Category 13 wrote:Michael Cooper is not nearly as well known as Armstrong & Aldrin, especially
since his name is Michael Collins.

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

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