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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue May 19, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7072, 2015-05-19

CONTESTANTS
Liz Rapelye, a mother and writer from South Plainsfield, New Jersey
Todd Grabarsky, a lawyer from Los Angeles, California
Andrew Haringer, a college instructor from Squamish, British Columbia, Canada (whose 3-day cash winnings total $45,999)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny, and welcome, ladies and gentlemen. You know, it never ceases to amaze me how important Final Jeopardy! is in resolving our matches. Because the wager is important, as we discovered yesterday with Andrew winning the game even though he didn't come up with the correct response, winning it by just $1. What's going to happen today with Liz and Todd? Well, let's start finding out. Good luck. Here we go. Let's take a look at the categories, shall we?...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE NATO PHONETIC ALPHABET (1/3)
CHARLIE (4/4, including 1 correct Daily Double)
OSCAR (4/5)
WHISKEY (5/5)
SIERRA (2/5)
COWS (2/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Andrew: 12 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 1 W
Todd: 5 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W
Liz: 1 R, 4 W

Clues revealed: 27
Triple Stumpers: 9
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $7,200



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Andrew: $4,000
Todd: $1,600
Liz: -$3,000

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Liz Rapelye is from New Jersey, and this young lady likes to collect tall, tacky, pointy things from all around the world. Are we talking about slim, rude guys?

Liz: No, I'm talking about little famous monuments, you know, that they sell in gift shops. My favorite is the Statue of Liberty with a little snow globe in the middle--

Alex: Uh-huh.

Liz: --which is great, and my Washington Monument that is also a thermometer.

Alex: Oh, so we're talking about souvenir stuff from the United States. What about abroad?

Liz: I have the Eiffel Tower, and then I also have Edinburgh Castle from my trip to Scotland.

Alex: Okay, good for you.

Liz: It's not that tall, though.




Alex: All right, Todd Grabarsky is from L.A., but he once had a difficult job in New York. Whenever I travel to New York, I feel for these guys. You once did what?

Todd: I worked as a bike messenger.

Alex: That's scary.

[Todd chuckles.]

Alex: You have to deal with traffic, and sometimes you guys go the wrong way on one-way streets, and you don't always obey the laws, am I right?

Todd: Uh, I'll plead the fifth on that, Alex.

[Laughter]

Alex: How long did you do that?

Todd: A few months--I was in between jobs, I was biking everywhere, so I figured why not make some cash while doing it?

Alex: Yeah. I hope you didn't do it during the winter months.

[Todd laughs.]

Alex: Yeah? Okay.




Alex: Andrew Haringer is from Squamish, British Columbia; he's our champion. Whenever I hear the word squamish, I think of, "Hey, that must be a good place to go fishing." Am I right? What other outdoor activities are there?

Andrew: Yeah, sure. Lots of salmon--we've had record salmon runs the last couple of years. Uh, it's called Canada's outdoor recreation capital, so there's amazing rock climbing, uh, kitesurfing, mountain biking, hiking, all that stuff.

Alex: And you're into all of that?

Andrew: Well, not all of it--

Alex: A lot of them.

Andrew: --but a few of them, yeah.

Alex: You look like you're in shape, too.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Andrew found the Daily Double on the 22nd clue. Andrew had $4,800, Todd had $1,400, and Liz had a deficit with -$3,000. Andrew made it a True Daily Double, wagering $4,800.

CHARLIE $1000: In the 1850s this American inventor wrote "Gum-elastic and Its Varieties"
(Alex: And we have a minute to go.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
THE NATO PHONETIC ALPHABET $800: U:
As an adjective, it means "unvarying"
(Liz: What is unwielding?)

THE NATO PHONETIC ALPHABET $1000: N:
Melville wrote of "a damp, drizzly" one "in my soul"

OSCAR $1000: She received 2 1982 acting Oscar nominations, both for playing actresses--a soap star & a '40s film star
(Liz: Who is Faye Dunaway?)

SIERRA $600: This country's General Manuel Belgrano peak is the highest point in the Sierra de Famatina, a range in the Andes
(Todd: What is Chile?)
(Andrew: What is Peru?)

SIERRA $800: This New Mexico city renamed in 1950 for a radio game show is the seat of Sierra County

SIERRA $1000: The Sierra de Gata mountains in Spain & Portugal serve as a barrier between the basins of the Douro River & this river

COWS $400: Until a cow gives birth to a calf, she is known by this term that scoffs at the "I before E except after C" rule
(Alex: Known as [*]. H-E-I.)

COWS $600: Cattlemen watch out for this weed so named because it makes cows act crazy
(Alex: You haven't watched enough Westerns. [*].)

COWS $1000: Developed in the same-named county in England, this breed is a big name in beef

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Andrew: $10,000
Todd: $1,400
Liz: -$3,000

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Post by Archivists » Tue May 19, 2015 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
A VISIT TO SLEEPY HOLLOW (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
IT'S A "CUR"IOUS THING (3/3)
FRENCH HISTORY (4/5)
ENTERTAINMENT ADVERBS (5/5)
LITERARY CAST OF CHARACTERS (4/5)
ETERNAL DAN NATION (3/5, including 1 correct Daily Double) (Alex: You have to identify the current country of the Daniel referred to in the clue.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Todd: 10 R (including 1 DD), 1 W (including 1 DD)
Liz: 9 R, 1 W
Andrew: 4 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Todd snagged the next Daily Double on the 12th clue. Andrew had $10,000, Todd had $5,400, and Liz was at $2,200. Todd made it a True Daily Double, wagering $5,400.

ETERNAL DAN NATION $1600: Dan Jacobson, author of 1959's "The Zulu and the Zeide"

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Todd who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 15th clue. Andrew had $11,600, Todd had $12,400, and Liz was at $2,200. Todd wagered $2,400.

A VISIT TO SLEEPY HOLLOW $2000: (Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Sleepy Hollow, New York.) In an 1849 letter, Washington Irving wrote, "Naming it" this "instead of the Sleepy Hollow cemetery was a blunder"; Irving also noted, "I shall one day lay my bones there", & was correct
(Todd: I don't know.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
FRENCH HISTORY $1200: France enjoyed a round of "Frere Jacques" in 1995 when he went from being mayor of Paris to the presidency
(Andrew: Who is Chrétien?)

ETERNAL DAN NATION $1200: Longtime politician Daniel Akaka
(Andrew: What is Peru?)
...
(Alex: Talking about Hawaii.)

ETERNAL DAN NATION $2000: Psychologist & 2002 Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman

LITERARY CAST OF CHARACTERS $400: Santiago &
Manolin
(Liz: I don't know.)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Todd: $13,600
Andrew: $13,200
Liz: $7,400

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EUROPEAN CITIES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths for first place.
Todd: Wager $12,801 to cover Andrew.
Andrew: You have to wager $1,601 to cover Liz's doubled score, but certainly no more than $5,799, so as to force Liz to be right to have a chance at winning.
Liz: Consider risking between $5,801 and $6,599. This will top a $0 wager by Andrew while still beating Todd on the Triple Stumper (should Todd wager to cover Andrew's doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The European Central Bank is based in this city sometimes called "Mainhattan"

FINAL SCORES
Liz: $7,400 - $1,600 = $5,800 (What is Zurich?) (2nd place)
Andrew: $13,200 + $13,200 = $26,400 (What is Frankfurt?) (46000-day champion: $26,400)
Todd: $13,600 - $12,801 = $799 (What is Amsterdam?) (3rd place)
(Alex: It's a frequent destination for travelers from the United States.)
...
(Alex: [To Andrew] [*] is on the Main River. [*] am Main.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $12,000

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Todd: $12,200, 15 R (including 1 DD), 3 W (including 1 DD)
Andrew: $9,400, 16 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Liz: $7,400, 10 R, 5 W
Combined Coryat: $29,000

BATTING AVERAGES
Andrew: 17/59 = .288
Todd: 15/60 = .250
Liz: 10/58 = .172
Team: 42/63 = .667

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
OSCAR $600: (Al Gore delivers the clue.) This film about my campaign to recognize climate change as a worldwide problem won the Oscar in 2006 for Best Documentary Feature

WHISKEY $800: This Tennessee man's career in the whiskey business started in 1863 while he was still a teenager
(Todd: Who is Jim Beam?)
(Liz: Who is Johnnie Walker?)
(Andrew: Who is [*]s?)
[Andrew's response was accepted without comment.]

WHISKEY $600: The Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 against taxes on booze took place in this state's Monongahela Valley
(Liz: What is New York?)

CHARLIE $200: A small museum devoted to the history of this barrier is located at Checkpoint Charlie on Friedrichstrasse
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

FRENCH HISTORY $800: It's the facility represented here during a 1789 event

A VISIT TO SLEEPY HOLLOW $1600: (Kelly of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Sleepy Hollow, New York.) A family mausoleum in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery contains this Queen of Mean hotel heiress, whose will left $12 million to her dog named Trouble

A VISIT TO SLEEPY HOLLOW $400: (Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Sleepy Hollow, New York.) Among Sleepy Hollow Cemetery's notable residents is this titan of industry; his marker says, "Born Dunfermline Scotland 25 November 1835"

ETERNAL DAN NATION $400: 19th century nationalist leader Daniel O'Connell
(Alex: That's right, with less than a minute to go now.)

A VISIT TO SLEEPY HOLLOW $800: (Kelly of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Sleepy Hollow, New York.) It was here in Sleepy Hollow's Patriots Park, on September 23rd, 1780, where three militamen captured John André, who held the plans of this man to turn over West Point to the British

A VISIT TO SLEEPY HOLLOW $1200: The home called Kykuit, meaning "lookout", housed 4 generations of this family who founded Standard Oil
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
(Charles) Goodyear
uniform
November
Jessica Lange
Argentina
Truth or Consequences
the Tagus
a heifer
locoweed
Hereford
South Africa
Tarrytown Cemetery
Jacques Chirac
the United States
Israel
The Old Man and the Sea
Frankfurt
An Inconvenient Truth
Jack Daniel
Pennsylvania
the Berlin Wall
the Bastille
(Leona) Helmsley
Carnegie
Ireland
(Benedict) Arnold
Rockefeller

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Re: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Tue May 19, 2015 12:38 pm

European Cities
The European Central Bank is based in this city sometimes called "Mainhattan".

SpoilerShow
What is Frankfurt? Liz said Zurich; Todd said Amsterdam.

Todd Grabarsky: $13,600-$12,801=$799
Andrew Haringer: $13,200+$13,200=$16,400...now a 4-day champion with $72,399
Liz Rapelye: $7,400-$1,600=$5,800
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Post by floridagator » Tue May 19, 2015 4:01 pm

LOL - JUST LOL

LOL @ AT for not noticing that Charlie Oscar Whiskey Sierra spelled COWS

LOL @ Andrew for his answer of Jean Chretien

LOL @ Liz for thinking the European Central Bank has its headquarters in a country that isn't part of the EU and doesn't use the Euro
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Post by thejeopardyfan » Tue May 19, 2015 6:22 pm

I only got today's final because of yesterday's LL match.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue May 19, 2015 7:27 pm

Lach Trash: uniform, Truth or Consequences, heifer.

NHO: Sierra Madre, Birdman.

Derp moment du jour: "Oh, checkpoint Charlie was on that WALL that ran through BERLIN and formerly divided Germany. What was that WALL called again though?"

I thought "oak" was incredibly tough for $200 in Whiskey. (Did anyone else know that?) Jack Daniels was by far the easiest in that category and should've been $200 IMO.

I should've known Monongahela = PA because of "Gonna Take a Lot of River" by the Oak Ridge Boys, but it temporarily evaporated from my mind.

NHO any of the titles in Entertainment Adverbs.

I thought The Old Man and the Sea was undervalued at $400.

WLT Carnegie or Ireland at $400?

No guess on FJ! NHO the Main River so "Mainhattan" was meaningless to me. Frankfurt is popular for Americans?!?
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Post by econgator » Tue May 19, 2015 7:27 pm

thejeopardyfan wrote:I only got today's final because of yesterday's LL match.
Ditto.

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Post by Abraxas » Tue May 19, 2015 7:35 pm

This was a well-played game. Congratulations, Andrew, on another win. I had 38 correct responses including a bunch of triple stumpers: Uniform, November, Jessica Lange, Argentina, Truth Or Consequences, Tagus, heifer, Hereford, Jacques Chirac, and Israel. Didn't get FJ.

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Re: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Leander » Tue May 19, 2015 7:50 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
No guess on FJ! NHO the Main River so "Mainhattan" was meaningless to me. Frankfurt is popular for Americans?!?
Alex meant that Frankfurt is a key airport hub for Americans flying to Europe. My recollection is that it is called the Frankfurt-Main airport.

I didn't know where the ECB was based, but the Main part of the clue gave it to me.

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Post by countyguy » Tue May 19, 2015 8:00 pm

econgator wrote:
thejeopardyfan wrote:I only got today's final because of yesterday's LL match.
Ditto.
Tritto.

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Post by Category 13 » Tue May 19, 2015 8:26 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote: NHO any of the titles in Entertainment Adverbs.
That was the easiest category on the entire board for me.

Alex butchered the pronounciation of Hereford. I've heard it as three syllables all my life.

I fell for the Faye Dunaway trap. Also guessed Amsterdam for FJ.

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Post by nlw44 » Tue May 19, 2015 9:04 pm

Category 13 wrote:
Alex butchered the pronounciation of Hereford. I've heard it as three syllables all my life.
I have heard the English county with three syllables (I am singing a tune from My Fair Lady in my brain right now), but the cattle breed has always been two - like herferd - in my experience. If that's how he pronounced it, it wasn't butchered at all.
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Post by BADuBois » Tue May 19, 2015 9:14 pm

That was one heck of an FJ bet by the champ. Glad it worked out for him.

Never knew Frankfurt had the nickname "Mainhatten." Well, now I do. :-)
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Post by nlw44 » Tue May 19, 2015 9:21 pm

Better than t/3 of tonight's contestants, I knew that the clue was referring to the Main R. and some city in Germany. But I didn't know which city, sadly, so put down Dusseldorf. Sigh. Thus ends a run of 15 correct FJs in a row, which, since it included the Celebrity week, should probably only count for 10 in a row.
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Post by mfc248 » Tue May 19, 2015 9:43 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:I thought "oak" was incredibly tough for $200 in Whiskey. (Did anyone else know that?) Jack Daniels was by far the easiest in that category and should've been $200 IMO.
Wasn't certain, but guessed oak and was pleasantly surprised. I was also expecting a possible overturn on the other one at the interview break; the whiskey is Jack Daniel's, but the clue asked for the man, named Jack Daniel.

My LT: uniform, November, Hereford, T or C, heifer, and Argentina. On the last of those I would have been as clueless as the contestants, but for knowing that "General Belgrano" was the Argentine carrier cruiser sunk by the British in the Falklands War.

FJ was basically an instaget; I was almost certain the ECB was based there, but also remembered the city's official name is Frankfurt am Main, distinguishing it from another, far smaller Frankfurt on the German-Polish border.
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Post by mxc_takeshi » Tue May 19, 2015 9:43 pm

34 right.

NATO (1), Charlie (2), Oscar (4), Whiskey (3), Sierra (4), Cows (0)
Sleepy (4), CUR (1), French (5), Adv (4), Lit (1), Dan (5)

Lach Trash: "Argentina", "Truth or Consequences", "Jacques Chirac", "USA", "Israel"

I mainly focused on bank and thought of Zurich right away. If I said a German city, it more likely would have been Berlin instead of Frankfurt. Good job by Liz to get out of the hole.

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Post by Plactus » Tue May 19, 2015 9:47 pm

Jack Daniels should have been negged. Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel.

Disappointed we didn't get the other two clues in NATO; that would have been an easy 5/5.

Another Amsterdam here. I think I should stop playing off the Clue of the Day; the pronunciation of "Mainhattan" might have made me think of the river and got me to the right city. Or maybe not.
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Post by TheyCallMeMrKid » Tue May 19, 2015 9:57 pm

countyguy wrote:
econgator wrote:
thejeopardyfan wrote:I only got today's final because of yesterday's LL match.
Ditto.
Tritto.
Quatro?

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Re: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Woppy T » Tue May 19, 2015 10:00 pm

Plactus wrote:Jack Daniels should have been negged. Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel.
Agreed. They were asking for the person, not the brand name.

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Re: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Johnblue » Tue May 19, 2015 10:14 pm

Is Sierra Madre pluralized? An easy game & the champ was impressive. Lots of lach trash here too. I got the answer from the name of the Frankfurt airport as someone else noted above. Nice to see the heavily red contestant make a nice comeback & give herself a fighting chance in FJ!

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