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Friday, June 12, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7090, 2015-06-12

CONTESTANTS
Daniel Lee, an officer manager from Valley Village, California
Mike Luca, a sales coordinator from Westbrook, Maine
Darren Harris-Fain, an English professor from Prattville, Alabama (whose 2-day cash winnings total $47,800)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. A good education in the arts and humanities has certainly been paying off for Darren, so far, winning impressively in two matches, but today, the young guns are here, Daniel and Mike. Let's see how it works out. Good luck, fellas. Here we go. And now the categories. Today, you have to deal with this...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
KNOW YOUR PRODUCE (2/5)
MORE THAN ONE MEANING (4/5)
EASY SCIENCE (4/5)
THE STATE OF THINGS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
MY TV TITLE CHARACTER (4/5)
DIPLOMA"C" (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Daniel: 9 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 1 W
Darren: 9 R (including 2 rebounds), 1 W
Mike: 6 R, 6 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 6
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,400



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Darren: $3,600
Daniel: $200
Mike: -$2,600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: I love Jeopardy! contestants who have imagination and a good sense of humor. I think that applies to you, Daniel Lee. I want to hear about the car you had in high school.

Daniel: Oh. So, I had, um, a hand-me-down like a 1988 Grand Am.

Alex: Pontiac Grand Am.

Daniel: Pontiac Grand Am. So, yeah, when my sisters left, it was all mine, and I named it Jean-Claude, so it's, uh, Jean-Claude Grand Am.

[Laughter]

Alex: I like that. You got to like that.




Alex: Mike Luca, bad news for you. A little while ago, instead of a correct response of "temper", you came up with "tempered" for the glass and the disposition, so we have to take more money away from you. You're now at -$2,600. Boo, hiss. However, I want to hear about your teaching experience in Romania, of all places. We've never had a--a person who taught in Romania.

Mike: Well, it was after college in '95 and '96. I did a study abroad and it was for a month, in Bucharest. Our sister school is the Romanian-American University. And then they asked if I would like to come back and teach a basic entry-level to U.S. history in the fall of '96. It was quite amazing. I was there for their second presidential election and got to see democracy be reborn.

Alex: Good for you. Good for you.




Alex: Darren Harris-Fain is an English professor. He is our champion. And, during college, he had a fun job, it seems. You worked as a butler?

Darren: A butler.

Alex: Where?

Darren: Uh, at a professor's house.

Alex: Oh, hello.

Darren: I actually lived in the house. He had it divided up into apartments. He was single. He liked to entertain, but didn't like to clean up and serve drinks to people, and things like that, so I did that, and...

Alex: You earned money for doing that.

Darren: Yes.

Alex: Did you still have to take out student loans?

Darren: A little bit.

Alex: A little bit.

Darren: Yes.

Alex: All right, you can pay them off with what you've won so far. Pick up your signaling device and make a selection as we continue, please, Darren.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Daniel found the Daily Double on the 21st clue. Darren had $4,000, Mike was in the red with -$1,600, and Daniel was at $2,200. Daniel made it a True Daily Double, wagering $2,200.

THE STATE OF THINGS $800: Lake Bonneville,
George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
MY TV TITLE CHARACTER $600: Edward Woodward (before Denzel)
(Mike: What is, uh, Washington?)

MORE THAN ONE MEANING $800: One's disposition, or to strengthen glass by heating & then cooling
(Mike: What is tempered?)
[Originally accepted as correct; reversed during the first break.]

KNOW YOUR PRODUCE $400: More popular in Europe, this two-word veggie is cultivated under soil, blocking the light that produces chlorophyll
(Mike: What is a Belgian endive?)

KNOW YOUR PRODUCE $600: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew is a fun guy with fungi.) When left to mature, cremini mushrooms develop caps that are large, flat, & dense & they were mostly unsellable, until the 1980s, when growers gave them this new name

KNOW YOUR PRODUCE $1000: (Kelly puts an avaocado in a brown paper bag.) You probably know that placing an avocado in a brown paper bag makes it ripen quicker; that's because the bag traps this gas, C2H4, that helps fruits to ripen
(Mike: What is methane?)

EASY SCIENCE $1000: A focus of Mayan astronomy was these points when the sun is farthest from the equator

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Daniel: $5,400
Darren: $4,800
Mike: -$800

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Post by Archivists » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED (5/5)
EXPLORATION (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
ALONG CAME JONES (5/5)
YOU'VE BEEN "HACK"ED! (5/5)
A VIRGIN CATEGORY (4/5)
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH THE BOOK (3/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Darren: 12 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 1 W
Daniel: 9 R (including 2 rebounds), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Mike: 5 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,400



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Darren snagged the next Daily Double on the 7th clue. Darren had $6,800, Mike had $1,200, and Daniel was at $5,800. Darren wagered $1,200.

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH THE BOOK $1200: Aggressive gorillas figure in this Crichton thriller

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Daniel who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 21st clue. Darren had $18,400, Mike had $1,200, and Daniel was at $9,000. Daniel made it a True Daily Double, wagering $9,000.

EXPLORATION $1600: Working for Russia, in 1696 the Cossack Vladimir Atlasov explored this peninsula
(Daniel: The...)
(Alex: Daniel.)
(Daniel: The Siberian Peninsula?)
(Alex: No. "What is [*]?" Yeah, that was a--that was a tough one.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH THE BOOK $800: Years after Isaac Bashevis Singer's death came the first English translation of "Shadows on" this urban river

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH THE BOOK $2000: Australian poet A.B. Paterson is known for this ballad about a guy from an icy stream

A VIRGIN CATEGORY $1600: Parthenogenesis, from the Greek for "virgin", is birth without male help in these reptiles, like the whiptail or racerunner

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Darren: $17,600 (lock game)
Daniel: $5,200
Mike: $3,200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SHIPS IN THE NEWS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; crush for second place.
Darren: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $7,199 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Daniel: Wager $1,201 to cover Mike.
Mike: You have the hope of surpassing Daniel for second place if you come up with the correct response or if your opponent fails to. Bet between $800 and $3,198.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 2012 Nature magazine ran an obituary for this ship, which "died after a long struggle with bad publicity"

FINAL SCORES
Mike: $3,200 - $1,974 = $1,226 (What is S.S. Minnow) (3rd place)
Daniel: $5,200 - $1,400 = $3,800 (What is the Concordia?) (2nd place)
Darren: $17,600 - $2,400 = $15,200 (What is the Google barge?) (47801-day champion: $15,200)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $8,800

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Darren: $17,600, 21 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Daniel: $12,800, 18 R (including 1 DD), 3 W (including 1 DD)
Mike: $3,200, 11 R, 7 W
Combined Coryat: $33,600

BATTING AVERAGES
Darren: 21/59 = .356
Daniel: 18/60 = .300
Mike: 11/58 = .190
Team: 50/63 = .794

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
DIPLOMA"C" $800: Letters given to an ambassador to certify his authority to another country; let me see me your...
(Mike: What is passport?)

DIPLOMA"C" $1000: I get a jolt out of this French term for a diplomat just below the rank of ambassador
[Alex corrected Darren's mispronunciation of the first word of the response as charge.]

KNOW YOUR PRODUCE $200: (Kelly of the Clue Crew shows off some potatoes.) Unlike the white-flesh potatoes, the purple ones are rich in anthocyanins, a pigment that gives them their color & also acts as this type compound, which fights free radicals

MY TV TITLE CHARACTER $800: On the CW, Stephen Amell
(Mike: What is The Green Arrow?)
(Daniel: What is Green Arrow?)
(Darren: What is the [*]?)

MORE THAN ONE MEANING $600: A fine mist from an atomizer, or the flower arrangement seen here

KNOW YOUR PRODUCE $800: Cleared of their spines & used as a vegetable, nopales come from this type of cactus that also bears edible fruit

THE STATE OF THINGS $400: The National Constitution Center,
Betsy Ross House
(Darren: What is Massachusetts?)

THE STATE OF THINGS $600: The World of Coca-Cola,
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
(Alex: Right, with less than a minute to go now.)

EASY SCIENCE $600: CH4, it's the chief constituent of natural gas
(Alex: Now's the time for that.)

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH THE BOOK $400: It's "over" or "on" in the title of this Pierre Boulle WWII novel about a Japanese attempt to get a train route in Burma
(Daniel: What is the River Kwai?)
(Alex: Give me the whole title, please.)
(Daniel: Oh, what is Bridge o--um, over/on the River Kwai?)
(Alex: Yes. That's it.)

THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED $1600: This country legend was only 29 when he was pronounced dead on New Year's Day 1953

ALONG CAME JONES $2000: Unusual first name of the Jones who founded the English Classical School of Architecture
(Daniel: Who is Indio Jones?)
(Darren: Who is [*] Jones?)

EXPLORATION $2000: An expedition by this Brit famous for getting stuck in ice claimed the first reaching of the south magnetic pole in 1909
(Darren: Who is Scott?)

A VIRGIN CATEGORY $2000: The subject of a divine apparition, she's been linked with the Aztec fertility goddess Tonantzin
(Alex: With less than a minute to go now.)

A VIRGIN CATEGORY $800: Dozens of islands including Tortola & Anegada make up this former crown colony in the Lesser Antilles
(Daniel: What are the Virgin Islands?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)

A VIRGIN CATEGORY $400: In addition to the title track, one of the 3 songs from Madonna's album "Like a Virgin" to hit the Top 40
(Mike: Uh, what is "Borderline"?)

CORRECT RESPONSES
Utah
The Equalizer
temper
white asparagus
portobellos
ethylene
the solstices
Congo
the Kamchatka Peninsula
the Hudson River
The Man from Snowy River
lizards
the Exxon Valdez
credentials
chargé d'affaires
antioxidants
Arrow
a spray
prickly pear
Pennsylvania
Georgia
methane
Bridge over the River Kwai (or Bridge on the River Kwai)
Hank Williams
Inigo
Shackleton
the Lady of Guadalupe (or the Virgin of Guadalupe)
the British Virgin Islands
"Material Girl" (or "Angel" or "Dress You Up")

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Re: Friday, June 12, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:01 pm

Oh hey, I'm going out of town tonight, probably won't see this game until Sunday or Monday, so someone should post the FJ clue. Thanks!

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Post by dhkendall » Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:14 pm

Ships in the News
In 2012 Nature magazine ran an obituary for this ship, which "died after a long struggle with bad publicity"
SpoilerShow
What is the Exxon Valdez? Mike said the SS Minnow; Daniel said the Concordia; Daniel said the Google barge
Daniel Lee: $5,200-$1,400=$3,800
Mike Luca: $3,200-$1,974=$1,226
Darren Harris-Fain: $17,600-$2,400=$15,200... now a 3-day champion with $63,000

(Mods, feel free to edit this if I made any egregious errors, like jeff6286 I'll be out until a few days from now as well, but I wanted to help out the board before I left.)
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Post by PlayerWM86 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:27 pm

Congratulations to Darren once again!

Lach Trashed: Arrow (I KNEW it the minute Alex mentioned Stephen Amell), Malcolm in the Middle, Walker, Texas Ranger (one of my favorite CBS shows in the late '90s along with J.A.G. and Martial Law), Amy Winehouse (I heard about it in 2011 in an E-mail message and I froze), and Joe Cocker (I always think of The Wonder Years' title sequence with Fred Savage throwing a football and Josh Saviano running across the screen whenever the theme plays. That show's intro's been in my head since the early '90s.).

Back to J!, however, This was not a good game for me, getting only 5 out of 60.

Looking forward to seeing Darren do well on his next game. I got a kick out of Daniel's "Jean-Claude Grand-Am" bit after the first commercial break. :P
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:27 pm

I thought white asparagus was crazy-obscure for $400.

I had only heard one of the two meanings in either of those More than One Meaning words. Commute means a lighter prison sentence?!? Spray can be an arrangement of flowers?!?!

Didn't get the TV Title category at all. What exactly did they want?

No points for guessing my only get in Day the Music Died. NHO Joe Cocker or any of those three Madonna songs in Virgin.

WLT Greenland on Exploration for $400?

No guess on FJ!
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Post by OSXpert » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:30 pm

I guessed the HMS Beagle for FJ, hoping the controversy was about evolution...

Tough break on that late DD.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:32 pm

"It's just Arrow, don't say Green guys"
"Kamchatka!!! Kamchatka!!! KAMCHATKA!!!"
...but they couldn't hear me. Damn malfunctioning time machine.

Instaget FJ, but only because I precalled the right answer, and had no other strong guesses to switch to. Without that, no way in HELL. I didn't even know it was around that long.

I swear Daniel looks familiar..
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Post by danspartan » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:33 pm

Got FJ after reading the clue carefully (Nature magazine bad publicity=environmental disaster). But SS Minnow was a classic guess. Very funny.

Got the last DD solely because of many many hours playing RISK.

Loved the true DD wager.

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Post by OSXpert » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:40 pm

"If only I had risked less....or played RISK more!"

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Post by MitchO » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:45 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Didn't get the TV Title category at all. What exactly did they want?
Uhh.. they wanted the TITLE of the TV SHOW?

The show is called "Arrow", the character is named "Green Arrow", for example. Hence the problem.

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Post by econgator » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:51 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:Instaget FJ, but only because I precalled the right answer, and had no other strong guesses to switch to. Without that, no way in HELL. I didn't even know it was around that long.
For once, I actually did a few precalls and basically came up with the Exxon Valdez, Costa Concordia, and Rainbow Warrior.

Concordia wasn't a bad guess, as it did happen in 2012, but Nature magazine definitely pointed towards the EV.

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Post by Stanislaus Jacob » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:06 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:Instaget FJ, but only because I precalled the right answer, and had no other strong guesses to switch to. Without that, no way in HELL. I didn't even know it was around that long.
My first choice was the Costa Concordia, but I couldn't remember its name. Then I thought of the Exxon Valdez, but I don't know if I would have written it down - I thought it was wrecked at the time of the spill.

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Post by BADuBois » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:18 pm

Congrats to the scary-in-a-good-way champ. I have a feeling he'll go far... but it looked like towards the end he didn't bother signaling in, letting the other two guys chop each other up.

FJ not an Instaget... but gotten within thirty seconds. Nature magazine (environmentalism) + ship with bad publicity = Exxon Valdez to me.
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Post by ElendilPickle » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:30 pm

I should have picked up on the Nature TOM. Instead, I went with the Bounty.

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Post by KazooJ!fan » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:34 pm

I picked the wrong ship for FJ. I went with the Titanic, remembering that 2012 was the 100th anniversary of the sinking.
I'm surprised nobody wrote that down.

Darren played well again. I will be watching on Monday.

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Post by JayK33 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:44 pm

No guess on FJ. So I am proud to say I am 0/5 this week.

Congrats on win 3, Dark Lord. Good luck next week.

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Post by Leander » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:45 pm

I never would have guessed the Exxon Valdez was still around in 2012, plus "long struggle with bad publicity" led me to think of an ongoing issue, not one event that happened a long time ago. I drew a total blank on this one.

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Post by bpmod » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:46 pm

I loved, absolutely loved, the sly reference to a Billy Joel song.

I guessed Costa Concordia when nothing else came to me. At about second 31, I noticed Nature and knew the correct response was Exxon Valdez. So close.

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Post by sarisson » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:47 pm

$32800 (41 R, 2 W), 3/3 DD's. Like some of you, I got Kamchatka from Risk, which I haven't played since I was about 10. I instaguessed the Bounty because its replica sank during Hurricane Sandy. I thought the Exxon Valdez had been scrapped long ago.
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