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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue May 26, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7077, 2015-05-26

CONTESTANTS
Dan Feitel, an attorney originally from Gillette, New Jersey
Lenny Porges, a retailer from Tucson, Arizona
Choyon Manjrekar, an urban planner from Providence, Rhode Island (whose 3-day cash winnings total $56,700)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Okay, Johnny. Thanks, folks. Welcome aboard. And welcome also to Dan and Lenny, our two challengers today. Let's go to work. Here are the categories in today's first round of play...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE OCCULT (3/5)
JACK IN THE BOXING RING (3/5)
EPONYMS (4/5)
ASIAN HISTORY (5/5)
FAMILIAR NUMBERS (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
A STATE OF VWLLSSNSS (4/4) (Alex: We are going to give you states without the vowels. See how well you can identify them.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Dan: 9 R (including 2 rebounds), 2 W
Choyon: 7 R, 1 W (including 1 DD)
Lenny: 6 R (including 2 rebounds), 3 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 6
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,600



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Lenny: $3,000
Choyon: $2,400
Dan: $200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Dan Feitel is an attorney from New Jersey who, like so many people out there, is a fan. But he's a fan of something different.

Dan: Yup.

Alex: A fan of sandwiches.

Dan: That's right. I love trying unique sandwiches everywhere I visit, and I recently had a really interesting one when I was in Istanbul, where I tried what's called the kokoreç, which is sweetbread wrapped in intestine roasted on a spit, and then put on a roll with uh, onions and peppers. And I tried it, and it was pretty good, but I told my tour guide that I thought it would have been better with cheese, and she looked at me and she said, "That's disgusting."

[Laughter]

Alex: Right.




Alex: Lenny Porges is from Tucson, Arizona. Traveled the world at the age of 18, then came back and got a job in a Hollywood restaurant, and had an encounter with a famous movie star.

Lenny: I did. Jimmy Cagney came in one evening, in a 30-year-old trenchcoat, looked like he didn't have two nickels to rub together, uh, but sweetest old man I've ever met. Besides you.

[Laughter]

Alex: Oh, thank you.

[Laughter]

Alex: Wait a minute. Did he stress "sweetest" or "old man"?

Lenny: Definitely "sweetest."

Alex: Thank you very much. Okay.




Alex: Choyon Manjrekar is our champion. Now, there was some controversy many, many years ago. One of the contestants in the Tournament of Champions always insisted on pressing the signaling device with his index finger, but you believe the thumb is better, and in fact you've been doing some exercises?

Choyon: Yeah, well, I just want to make sure I'm prepared for everything, so for the longest time I carried a lot of heavy bags with my thumb--

[Laughter]

Choyon: --in the hopes I would get my buzzer speed up.

Alex: I hope our viewers won't mind me saying this--this has been two of the weirdest conversations I have ever had. Ever. But Lenny, you're in command of the board, and we will go on, and we will review clues that will help us.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Choyon found the Daily Double on the 27th clue. Choyon had $4,400, Lenny had $1,800, and Dan was at $1,800. Choyon wagered $1,200.

FAMILIAR NUMBERS $800: In 2015 Magna Carta marks this number anniversary
(Choyon: What is a 1000-year anniversary?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
JACK IN THE BOXING RING $400: In his 70s, long after his 1920s championship days, he flattened 2 men who tried to mug him
(Alex: And that was the great [*].)

JACK IN THE BOXING RING $1000: Before becoming an actor, this "Shane" tough guy had a career in the pro ring

THE OCCULT $800: In the Tarot's Minor Arcana, wands generally deal with career & this suit, with matters of the heart

THE OCCULT $1000: In New Orleans jujus include these double-talk magick bags traditionally consecrated to the 4 elements

EPONYMS $1000: This elaborate fabric and the loom on which it was created are both named for a French weaver
(Lenny: What is crewel?)

FAMILIAR NUMBERS $400: Title number of Truffaut "Blows" in a 1959 film

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Choyon: $3,200
Dan: $3,000
Lenny: $800

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Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue May 26, 2015 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ARCHITECTURE (5/5)
1960s QUOTATIONS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
SAY THE "WER" (4/5)
CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS (2/5)
THE MOVIES (4/5)
THE ARMED FORCES RESERVES (1/3, including 1 missed Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Dan: 11 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Lenny: 7 R (including 2 rebounds), 2 W
Choyon: 3 R, 4 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 6
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $9,600



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Dan snagged the next Daily Double on the 24th clue. Choyon had $2,000, Lenny had $8,400, and Dan was at $11,400. Dan wagered $2,000.

1960s QUOTATIONS $2000: In 1962 she wrote, "As crude a weapon as the cave man's club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life"

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Choyon who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 28th clue. Choyon had $2,400, Lenny had $7,600, and Dan was at $13,800. Choyon wagered $2,200.

THE ARMED FORCES RESERVES $1600: The Navy Reserve has its own motto, "Ready now. Anytime, anywhere", but still uses this Navy anthem
(Choyon: What is "The Halls of Montezuma"?)
...
[End-of-round signal sounds.]

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS $1200: He's been responsible for such phrases as "'The Me Decade" & "Radical Chic"
(Lenny: Who is Kerouac?)

CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS $1600: Richard Ford introduced Frank Bascombe in this 1986 novel with Frank's journalism job as its title
(Alex: And that journalism job was [*].)

CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS $2000: This author based his "Wonder Boys" character Grady Tripp on his Univ. of Pittsburgh English professor Chuck Kinder

THE MOVIES $2000: Barbra Streisand played New York psychiatrist Susan Lowenstein in this 1991 film

SAY THE "WER" $2000: A poetic term for a rustic cottage, or one who stoops

THE ARMED FORCES RESERVES $800: In 1948 President Truman created this reserve that performs about 20% of the tasks of its service
(Choyon: What is the Army Corps of Engineers?)
(Lenny: What's the National Guard?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Dan: $13,800
Lenny: $7,600
Choyon: $200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ANCIENT TIMES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Crush for first place.
Dan: Wager $1,401 to cover Lenny, but no more than $13,399 so as not to fall behind Choyon's doubled score.
Lenny: You have the hope of surpassing Dan if you come up with the correct response. Bet at least $6,201 and as much as $7,200 to force Dan to wager to win while still protecting your second place position from being usurped by Choyon.
Choyon: Unfortunately, your score is less than the difference between the scores of the first and second place players, so unless they both blunder, you're competing for second place and have no hopes of first. Wager as much as you desire, but remember, you'll have better chances of advancing to second place if you have a larger sum left over on a Triple Stumper.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Aristotle said that an ancient Athenian law made uprooting one of these trees punishable by death

FINAL SCORES
Choyon: $200 - $7 = $193 (What is cypress?) (3rd place)
Lenny: $7,600 - $7,000 = $600 (What is an elm?) (2nd place)
Dan: $13,800 + $13,799 = $27,599 (What is an olive tree) (New champion: $27,599)
(Alex: [Revealing Dan's answer] It was one of the bases of the economy at that time, along with wine.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $14,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Dan: $13,800, 20 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Lenny: $7,600, 13 R, 5 W
Choyon: $3,600, 10 R, 5 W (including 2 DDs)
Combined Coryat: $25,000

BATTING AVERAGES
Dan: 21/59 = .356
Lenny: 13/58 = .224
Choyon: 10/60 = .167
Team: 44/63 = .698

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
JACK IN THE BOXING RING $600: Jack Sharkey won the heavyweight title in 1932 by defeating this German
(Dan: Who is Baer?)

A STATE OF VWLLSSNSS $800: H
(Dan: What is Idaho?)

EPONYMS $800: One who fears technology; the name honors Ned, who smashed knitting machines
(Lenny: What is...somebody?)

FAMILIAR NUMBERS $600: Poetically, "Into the jaws of death, into the mouth of hell rode" this number
(Alex: Less than a minute to go.)

FAMILIAR NUMBERS $1000: Patricia Schultz has prepared a long bucket list with her book this many "Places to See Before You Die"
(Lenny: What is 1,001?)

FAMILIAR NUMBERS $200: You get this many dollars for passing Go in classic Monopoly
[End-of-round signal sounds.]

THE MOVIES $1600: He won a Best Actor Oscar as "The Pianist" Wladyslaw Szpilman
(Choyon: Who is Grenier?)

SAY THE "WER" $1200: A belfry or minaret
(Choyon: What is bell tower?)

ARCHITECTURE $400: Melbourne's Federation Square is fronted by a fabulous fractal this other F-word
(Alex: Less than a minute to deal with this last category.)

THE ARMED FORCES RESERVES $1200: The symbol of the 200,000 members of the Army Reserve is John Parker, one of these quickly-ready folks at Lexington

CORRECT RESPONSES
800
Jack Dempsey
Jack Palance
cups
gris-gris
Jacquard
400
(Rachel) Carson
"Anchors Aweigh"
Tom Wolfe
Sportswriter
Michael Chabon
The Prince of Tides
bower
the Air Force Reserve
an olive tree
Max Schmeling
Ohio
Luddite
the 600
1,000
200
(Adrien) Brody
tower
facade
a minuteman

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Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Tue May 26, 2015 12:23 pm

Ancient Times
Aristotle said that an ancient Athenian law made uprooting one of these trees punishable by death.

SpoilerShow
What is an olive tree? Choyon said cypress; Lenny said elm.

Dan Feitel: $13,800+$13,799=$27,599...now a 1-day champion with $27,599
Lenny Porges: $7,600-$7,000=$600
Choyon Manjrekar: $200-$7=$193
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Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by floridagator » Tue May 26, 2015 4:41 pm

Choyon goes down, and hard. His crouching with every ring was not necessary. I had a feeling early that Dan was going to win this game, because Lenny just did too much wild guessing. But that doesn't explain why Dan stayed with the occult when it was obvious he knew little about it.

I got the TS Dempsey and the two DDs that Choyon missed: 800 and "Anchors Aweigh." FJ was an instaget for me and anyone else who understands why it took the Greeks so long to conquer the Mediterranean.

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Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Tue May 26, 2015 7:13 pm

I'm guessing that they didn't realize that the numbers were simply the amount of the clues...

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Post by NYCScribbler » Tue May 26, 2015 7:28 pm

What even was that Final Jeopardy bet by our winner?
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Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MitchO » Tue May 26, 2015 7:28 pm

Sorry to see you go Choyon! Great run, congratulations.

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Post by Lumosityfan » Tue May 26, 2015 7:29 pm

Well, THAT was another interesting wager. I never understand why someone would bet it all ever when clearly they could lose through that wager.

Choyon really did struggle today, which is actually somewhat surprising, as he did pretty decent over the past 2 days.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue May 26, 2015 7:35 pm

Lach Trash: 800.

WLT Iran on Asian for $200?

400 Blows was undervalued at $400… oh, no it wasn't. I see what you did there. Cute.

WLT miniskirt on Quotations for $400?

Woo, finally an Alien clue!

Façade was undervalued at $400 IMO.

Completely lost on "wer" since I was expecting them to be at the start and none were.

No guess on FJ! Saw no way to get this one at all. Olives grow on TREES?!?
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Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Abraxas » Tue May 26, 2015 7:35 pm

Choyon's run is over, but it was an excellent one. Congratulations on your run, and congrats to Dan for winning this game. I had 38 correct responses including three triple stumpers: Jack Dempsey, Jacquard, and The Prince of Tides. I also got the missed DDs of 800 and Anchors Aweigh. Instaget FJ.

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Post by Bamaman » Tue May 26, 2015 7:38 pm

I started with olive tree but switched to oak tree. After I saw that wager I really wished it had been an oak tree so we'd have a $600 champ.

I got miniskirt because it was a 60s fashion statement and Iran because it mentioned the shah.

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Post by legendneverdies » Tue May 26, 2015 7:58 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Lach Trash: 800.

WLT Iran on Asian for $200?

400 Blows was undervalued at $400… oh, no it wasn't. I see what you did there. Cute.
WLT miniskirt on Quotations for $400?

They wouldn't have picked up on the numbers being what they were unless the 400 clue was picked third-fifth, maybe, instead of first. Shah=Iran. Mary Quant invented the miniskirt in the 60s.

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Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by legendneverdies » Tue May 26, 2015 8:06 pm

Peruvian movie bear=Paddington in movies $400 in DJ! is Pavlovian for those of us who remember David Goodman's MDQ on Regis WWTBAM 15 years ago.

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Post by alietr » Tue May 26, 2015 8:11 pm

I heard it! I heard it! Keith's head exploding!

Sorry to see you go, Kinky Cat and Pickle Boy. You made for an enjoyable watch. Enjoy the cash (in 120 days). Treat yourself to a Ray de Fusco at Geoff's. Or better yet, Al Forno. Or better still, my friend's restaurant, Local 121.

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Post by 9021amyers » Tue May 26, 2015 8:15 pm

econgator wrote:I'm guessing that they didn't realize that the numbers were simply the amount of the clues...
I didn't realize it until the $200 clue, which of course was revealed last. If the board had been played conventionally, I could have swept the category.

$27,400 Coryat score today, and that's after losing somewhere around $4000 blurting out stupid responses without thinking during Double Jeopardy.

It took me maybe three seconds to come up with "olive" for FJ. Greek symbol = olive branch. I wasn't 100 percent sure, but nothing else would have made sense.

The fact that he answered correctly doesn't excuse a reckless wager by our new champion. "Ancient Times" is a broad enough of a category that one can't assume to know what sort of clue is going to show up on the board.

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Post by 9021amyers » Tue May 26, 2015 8:21 pm

Abraxas wrote:Choyon's run is over, but it was an excellent one. Congratulations on your run, and congrats to Dan for winning this game. I had 38 correct responses including three triple stumpers: Jack Dempsey, Jacquard, and The Prince of Tides. I also got the missed DDs of 800 and Anchors Aweigh. Instaget FJ.
I'm surprised that no one got Jack Dempsey, but I only knew Prince of Tides from the episode of "The Simpsons" where Marge sees a therapist about her fear of flying. Meanwhile, my guess on Choyon's last Daily Double was "The Shores of Tripoli." That's the wrong branch.

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Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Leander » Tue May 26, 2015 8:29 pm

I thought laurel might be a possibility for FJ due to its connection to the Olympic Games and olive might be too common a tree, but went with olive in the end.

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Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by ElendilPickle » Tue May 26, 2015 8:32 pm

Leander wrote:I thought laurel might be a possibility for FJ due to its connection to the Olympic Games and olive might be too common a tree, but went with olive in the end.
My instaguess was olive, but then I thought, "Hmmm...maybe laurel? No, stick with olive."

Congratulations, Choyon, on a good run.

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Post by brick » Tue May 26, 2015 8:35 pm

Everyone in my house got olive tree really fast. We were surprised that it was a stumper to the contestants.

Sorry to see you go, champ. You were enjoyable to watch. Thank you for that.

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Post by OSXpert » Tue May 26, 2015 8:36 pm

Couldn't come up with anything good, but I vaguely remembered pomegranate having significance in greek mythology, so I went with a pomegranate tree, but was 99% certain I was wrong.

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