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Friday, May 8, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri May 08, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7065, 2015-05-08

CONTESTANTS
Louis Virtel, a journalist and comic originally from Lemont, Illinois
Mary Green, a college instructor from Milton, Georgia
Andrew Haringer, a college instructor from Squamish, British Columbia, Canada (whose 1-day cash winnings total $8,799)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. [Imitates Louis's power snap] That's for you, Louis. We've had a string of runaway games recently on Jeopardy!, ladies and gentlemen, but yesterday was not one of them. However, Andrew--nobody got the correct response in Final Jeopardy!, but Andrew left himself enough money to become the new champion. So today, he defends for the first time against Mary and Louis. Good luck, players. Here we go. We'll get right into this. One Daily Double in this round. You know that. Here are the categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
LET'S HAVE LEFTOVERS (5/5)
THE SETTING, SON (3/5)
HOMOPHONIC PAIRS (5/5)
FADS & FASHIONS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
FIRST LADY FIRST NAMES (4/5)
NASCAR (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Andrew: 15 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 0 W
Louis: 9 R, 1 W
Mary: 3 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,400



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Andrew: $4,000
Louis: $2,600
Mary: -$400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Many years ago, I got to meet one of my favorite stars--Frank Sinatra. I was very excited. Now, Louis Virtel, you got to interview one of your all-time favorite stars this year.

Louis: Yes.

Alex: First of all, who was it?

Louis: My favorite movie star of all time--Jane Fonda.

Alex: Ooh, hello.

Louis: Mm-hmm.

Alex: Good person to cheer for.

Louis: Yes, she was very commanding and austere, and she looks like a stone bust of Aphrodite with, like, newswoman hair. She looks amazing.

Alex: Mm-hmm. Yes.




Alex: Mary Green, college instructor from Milton, Georgia.

Mary: That's right.

Alex: Biker girl?

Mary: Yes, my husband and I rode motorcycles for many years, and you wouldn't expect that school administrators are bikers, also. But in our secret lives, we were bikers.

Alex: And you wear the leather?

Mary: Oh, yes.

Alex: Good.




Alex: Andrew Haringer from Squamish, British Columbia, recently taught a course about the history of which musical instrument?

Andrew: Uh, the piano, Alex, which is my instrument. And... yeah.

Alex: Okay. Where did it start?

Andrew: Oh, all the way around 1700 with Cristofori inventing the instrument in Florence, uh, all the way up to the present day.

Alex: And--but it didn't sound then the way it sounds today.

Andrew: No, quite different in its infancy, yeah.

Alex: Yeah. That's a fine subject to, uh, study--

Andrew: Absolutely.

Alex: --because there's a great deal of history involved there.

Andrew: Yep.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Andrew found the Daily Double on the 23rd clue. Andrew had $6,800, Mary had $200, and Louis was at $2,400. Andrew wagered $3,200.

FADS & FASHIONS $600: Urban Dictionary says these "are organized via mass communications to come together... perform... then disperse"

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
THE SETTING, SON $600: Montauk, Long Island co-stars on this Showtime drama about a novelist, a waitress & their fling

THE SETTING, SON $800: This Robert E. Howard creation wreaks havoc in Cimmeria & is also called "the Cimmerian"

FIRST LADY FIRST NAMES $1000: Frances

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Andrew: $12,200
Louis: $4,400
Mary: $800

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
LET'S HAVE LEFTOVERS (4/5)
4-WORD EXCHANGE (5/5)
A. MILLER'S TALES (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
STEPPE BY STEPPE (5/5)
WHAT AN INVENTION (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
"B"ILLBOARD HITS (3/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Louis: 14 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Mary: 8 R, 3 W
Andrew: 3 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,400



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Louis snagged the next Daily Double on the 8th clue. Andrew had $12,200, Mary had $3,200, and Louis was at $6,000. Louis wagered $5,000.

A. MILLER'S TALES $1600: Arthur Miller thought 1690s Salem was relevant to 1950s America when he wrote this play
[Louis does another power snap upon getting the correct response.]

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Louis who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 22nd clue. Andrew had $13,400, Mary had $6,800, and Louis was at $19,400. Louis wagered $5,000.

WHAT AN INVENTION $1600: Intel's Ajay Bhatt came up with this 3-letter data transfer method
(Louis: What is LAN?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
"B"ILLBOARD HITS $2000: Flamenco guitars are featured on this Enrique Iglesias hit whose title is Spanish for "dancing"
(Louis: What is "Bailamos"?)

"B"ILLBOARD HITS $400: Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj teamed up for this song with a double-talk name

A. MILLER'S TALES $800: "My Three Sons" was a TV show; Arthur Miller's first major play had this similar title
(Alex: You knew that, Louis, but you--it didn't come to you in time.)

LET'S HAVE LEFTOVERS $1200: The tail of this primate is about the length of its body--10 to 16 inches; reminds me of the rodent in its name
(Mary: What is a rat-tailed monkey?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Louis: $16,000
Andrew: $15,400
Mary: $10,000

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
HISTORIC SITES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths for first place.
Louis: Wager $14,801 to cover Andrew.
Andrew: You have to wager $4,601 to cover Mary's doubled score, but certainly no more than $5,399, so as to force Mary to be right to have a chance at winning.
Mary: Consider risking between $5,401 and $8,799. This will top a $0 wager by Andrew while still beating Louis on the Triple Stumper (should Louis wager to cover Andrew's doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
On August 15, 1941 convicted Nazi spy Josef Jakobs became the last person to be put to death here

FINAL SCORES
Mary: $10,000 - $9,500 = $500 (What is the Ba) (3rd place)
Andrew: $15,400 + $15,400 = $30,800 (What is the Tower of London?) (8800-day champion: $30,800)
Louis: $16,000 - $14,801 = $1,199 (What is Auschwicz?) (2nd place)
(Alex: [To Louis] Many more people killed at Auschwitz later in the war, of course.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $6,800

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Louis: $17,600, 23 R (including 1 DD), 3 W (including 1 DD)
Andrew: $12,800, 18 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Mary: $10,000, 11 R, 4 W
Combined Coryat: $40,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Louis: 23/60 = .383
Andrew: 19/59 = .322
Mary: 11/58 = .190
Team: 53/63 = .841

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
THE SETTING, SON $400: "Porgy and Bess" wasn't produced in this city, its setting, until the city's tricentennial festivities in 1970
(Mary: What is New Orleans?)

LET'S HAVE LEFTOVERS $400: It's the French-derived name of both the baking dish & a layered type of food item, a perfect way to serve leftovers
(Louis: What is lasagna?)

NASCAR $1000: (I'm Denny Hamlin.) It's the process of 2 or more cars moving in close nose-to-tail formation to reduce air resistance & increase speed around the track

NASCAR $200: (I'm Kyle Busch.) Now racing alongside the Fords & Chevys, this foreign automaker entered NASCAR Sprint Cup racing in 2007 & I earned its first regular season victory in a Camry

NASCAR $800: (I'm Jeff Gordon.) Known as the "Great American Race", this Florida competition has been the traditional opening race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series since 1982

NASCAR $600: (I'm Joey Logano.) To designate these drivers on the track, NASCAR affixes a yellow stripe on the rear bumpers of their cars so veterans can be more cautious around them

NASCAR $400: (I'm Matt Kenseth.) NASCAR is a team sport, & I was so proud of mine in 2002 when they won their second straight Unocal 76/Rockingham competition for these groups

"B"ILLBOARD HITS $1600: The cover of this Meat Loaf album shows a man riding a motorcycle that's shooting out of the ground in a graveyard
(Alex: I figured you'd get that one.)
[Mary laughs.]

A. MILLER'S TALES $1200: Miller wrote the screenplay for "The Misfits", the last feature film for both Clark Gable & this actress
(Alex: Yes, his wife.)

4-WORD EXCHANGE $2000: It's the full 4-word name of the regal dog breed seen here

WHAT AN INVENTION $800: In 1951 Al Gross developed a cordless one
(Mary: What is a razor?)
(Alex: No.)
(Mary: Electric shaver?)
(Alex: No.)

STEPPE BY STEPPE $800: (Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) The Great Steppe of Eurasia, which for millennia gave horsemen from the East a highway to Europe, is grassland, stretching 4,000 miles from China to the mouth of this river on the Black Sea
(Alex: Yes indeed. Andrew, you should have gotten in there on that one.)

4-WORD EXCHANGE $400: In Exodus 5:1 in the KJV, it's Moses' command to Pharaoh
(Mary: What is "Set my people free"?)

CORRECT RESPONSES
flash mobs
The Affair
Conan
Mrs. Cleveland
The Crucible
USB
"Bailando"
"Bang Bang"
All My Sons
the squirrel monkey
the Tower of London
Charleston
casserole
drafting
Toyota
the Daytona 500
rookies
pit crews
Bat Out of Hell
Marilyn Monroe
Cavalier King Charles spaniel
a telephone
the Danube
Let my people go

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Re: Friday, May 8, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Fri May 08, 2015 12:05 pm

Historic Sites
On August 15, 1941 convicted Nazi spy Josef Jakobs became the last person to be put to death here.

SpoilerShow
What is the Tower of London? Mary said "the Ba"; Louis said Auschwicz.

Louis Virtel: $16,000-$14,801=$1,199
Andrew Haringer: $15,400+$15,400=$30,800...now a 2-day champion with $39,599
Mary Green: $10,000-$9,500=$500
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Post by Bamaman » Fri May 08, 2015 5:13 pm

A well played game until FJ. I thought it was fairly simple but one had no guess and another had a really bad guess. And the one who got it right had the worst bet.

I went 5/5 this week but this is the only one I felt really confident about before the reveal.

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Post by grindcore » Fri May 08, 2015 6:34 pm

I'm gonna call YEKIOYD on that FJ, and I was in the YD camp.

And with a snap of his fingers, Louis is gone.

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Post by floridagator » Fri May 08, 2015 6:53 pm

What a hot game! After the J! round, it looked like it would be another runaway for Andrew. Then Louis and Mary each got hot in DJ. Louis's pair of $5000 DDs might have left him far in the lead, but only one of them panned out. I was cheering for Andrew to repeat, so I was happy that he and I each figured out FJ.
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Post by econgator » Fri May 08, 2015 7:28 pm

Not a clue, even though I've been to the Tower and probably have read a plaque about this fact. Oh well.

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Post by jeophopeful » Fri May 08, 2015 7:31 pm

Bailamos was correct.
Bailando is we dance in the infinitive.
took spanish for 3 years.

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Post by grindcore » Fri May 08, 2015 7:34 pm

jeophopeful wrote:Bailamos was correct.
Bailando is we dance in the infinitive.
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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri May 08, 2015 7:36 pm

The Crucible as a DD in an Arthur Miller category, when spotted "Salem"!??!? Mongols for 2k when spotted...pretty much every word in the clue!??! Yikes.

Near instaget FJ. The date narrowed down the list of countries considerably.

Oh well, back to the all-in wager from second. With a special guest appearance from the 'no chance to win a TS' wager from 3rd! The wagers made more sense than Louis' guess...
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Post by NYCScribbler » Fri May 08, 2015 7:38 pm

jeophopeful wrote:Bailamos was correct.
Bailando is we dance in the infinitive.
took spanish for 3 years.
Bailar is the infinitive, bailando is the gerund, and while "Bailamos" means "we dance", it's a different song. (Five years of Spanish, through AP.)

WAG'd FJ, was pleasantly surprised to be right.
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Post by jeophopeful » Fri May 08, 2015 7:46 pm

uggg why would he do two songs with the same title verb?

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Post by grindcore » Fri May 08, 2015 7:47 pm

jeophopeful wrote:uggg why would he do two songs with the same title verb?
Dude likes to dance.

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Post by StevenH » Fri May 08, 2015 8:00 pm

This was a great game! I really enjoyed watching Lewis; he was really into the game, seemed to know strategy, and had a good knowledge base. I am sorry that he couldn't pull it out, but congrats to Andrew for prevailing on the single get FJ!

I also fell for "Bailamos."

I totally blanked on FJ. I seem to remember a FJ clue on the Tower of London from a few years back that asked for it from the last person who was held there; it might have helped to have remembered that one during the Think Music.

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Post by Stanislaus Jacob » Fri May 08, 2015 8:02 pm

grindcore wrote:I'm gonna call YEKIOYD on that FJ, and I was in the YD camp.

And with a snap of his fingers, Louis is gone.
I disagree even though I in fact got it wrong. I never even considered a non-American location and guessed Sing Sing Prison. But the pre-December-7 date should have been a hint that we were talking about Britain, not the U.S., and the Tower is the most famous historic execution site in Britain.
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Post by Bamaman » Fri May 08, 2015 8:02 pm

grindcore wrote:I'm gonna call YEKIOYD on that FJ, and I was in the YD camp.
I disagree. I had never heard of that guy. But a German caught spying prior to us entering the war narrowed down the possibilities of who was doing the executing. Paris was under German control so England was the only place it could have been and the Tower has been home to a number of famous people losing their head, although the spy was shot.
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Post by whatisbishkek » Fri May 08, 2015 8:02 pm

grindcore wrote:I'm gonna call YEKIOYD on that FJ, and I was in the YD camp.
Disagree. I didn't know the answer, but I thought "what's a place famous for executions having occurred there in the past where it would make sense for a Nazi spy to have been executed?" and was able to come up with a correct guess.

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Post by nightreign » Fri May 08, 2015 8:09 pm

LT: Bailando, Bang Bang

I said Nuremburg, even though I was pretty sure that was later. I couldn't think of anything better.

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Post by Ryno » Fri May 08, 2015 8:12 pm

The NASCAR category was fun. Once again the sports category is saved for last.

Got FJ. :D I thought about famous places that had executions and when I couldn't think of anything in the U.S. that fit, I went across the Atlantic.
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Post by BADuBois » Fri May 08, 2015 8:15 pm

A fast-moving game that looked like a lock and then turned into a tight one indeed.

My inner SF/Fantasy geek groaned when nobody got the Robert E. Howard and Conan clue. Paired with the miss of the Robert Heinlein clue earlier this week, it hasn't been a good week for the imaginative arts.

Being a WWII buff, FJ was pretty much an Instaget. But the answer of... Auschwitz? The only reason my jaw didn't hit the basement was the first floor was in the way. :o
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