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Monday, September 14, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7126, 2015-09-14

First game of Season 32.

CONTESTANTS
Ed Kim, a small business owner from Whittier, California
Rook Thomas Hine, an operations manager from Brunswick, Maine
Tara Anderson, a public radio reporter from Louisville, Kentucky

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny Gilbert. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. And welcome to all of you to the beginning of our 32nd season of Jeopardy! programming. We hope you had a great summer and you enjoyed watching some of those special tournaments over the past six weeks. That's how long Tara has waited to come back and play again. And today, she faces Rook and Ed. Good luck. Here we go. These are the categories for the first round today...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
SEE THE POP HIT (5/5)
"A"DJECTIVES (5/5)
SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
WORLD LEADERS (5/5)
DANGEROUS (5/5)
steve jobs| (5/5) (Alex: And finally, in anticipation of the upcoming feature film with this title...)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Rook: 12 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Tara: 10 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Ed: 8 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 0
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $0



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Rook: $4,200
Ed: $3,000
Tara: $1,800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Welcome back. Ed Kim is a small business owner from Southern California who is interested in motorcycles, but in a different way--tell us.

Ed: Yes, Alex, so, uh, when I was a kid, um, I really thought I would love to ride a motorcycle one day. Uh, but the more I thought about it and as I got older, I realized I would much rather actually ride in one of those little side cars that are attached. And, uh, with the goggles and the jacket, so, uh...

Alex: What kind of jacket?

Ed: Um...

Alex: Nothing military about it?

Ed: Oh, well, maybe.

Alex: Really?

Ed: But, uh, I think I feel this way from watching too many--too many World War I and II films.

Alex: [Chuckling] Okay. Good luck to you in that.

Ed: Thank you.




Alex: Rook Thomas Hine from Brunswick, Maine. A freelancer voice-over artist, which means we have probably heard your voice on the air.

Rook: Quiet possibly, although, I haven't been as active lately. Hoping to get back more into it. I like doing voice-over, and there's a lot of animation out there. So looking to do animation, any kind of a voice-over involving commercial, what have you.

Alex: Okay, well, good luck to you, too, as well.

Rook: Thank you.

Alex: That's a great way to make a living.




Alex: Tara Anderson is our champion, ladies and gentlemen. And she has informed us that the best gift she ever gave her mom was something people of my generation can relate to.

Tara: Yeah, I used to work at a radio station in New York City, and Tom Jones came to the station one day to do an interview. And I got him to sign a CD, personalized to my mother, and I won Christmas that year.

[Laughter]

Alex: "It's not unusual."

Tara: Mnh-mnh.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Rook found the Daily Double on the 24th clue. Tara had $4,000, Rook had $5,200, and Ed was at $3,200. Rook wagered $2,000.

SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL $1000: Try to inspire this release of emotions like fear or pity, a term used by Aristotle
(Alex: You're on a roll today, doing well.)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Rook: $7,600
Tara: $5,800
Ed: $4,800

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
YOU SAID WHAT?! (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
AMERICAN HISTORY (5/5)
7-LETTER WORDS (4/5)
THEIR REAL FIRST NAME (5/5)
DAYTIME TELEVISION (4/5)
THE PLACE TO "B" (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Tara: 11 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Rook: 9 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W
Ed: 7 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Tara snagged the next Daily Double on the 14th clue. Tara had $12,200, Rook had $14,800, and Ed was at $5,600. Tara wagered $3,000.

YOU SAID WHAT?! $1200: In a novel, Alice Walker wrote that it might anger God "if you walk by" this "in a field somewhere and don't notice it"

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Ed who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 24th clue. Tara had $19,600, Rook had $14,400, and Ed was at $8,000. Ed wagered $6,000.

THE PLACE TO "B" $800: This U.S. state capital was founded by the French in 1719

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
7-LETTER WORDS $2000: It's not just a lighthouse light; it's also the room at the top where the light is located

DAYTIME TELEVISION $800: Cedric the Entertainer & Terry Crews both hosted the daytime version of this show
(Rook: What is Family Feud?)

THE PLACE TO "B" $2000: Separating Wales & England, this channel bears the name of a port city

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Tara: $22,000
Ed: $17,200
Rook: $13,200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN POEMS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Three-quarters for first place. Stratton's Dilemma.
Tara: Wager $12,401 to cover Ed.
Ed: You ought to wager to cover Rook, but since you cannot win on a Triple Stumper if you do so, you should choose between wagering $0 and maximizing your winnings with a wager of all $17,200. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $9,200 (to shut out Rook) or less than $7,600 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Rook). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Tara.
Rook: Think about risking $3,600, thereby beating Tara on the Triple Stumper (should Tara wager to cover Ed's doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The title of this poem that begins the 1916 book "Mountain Interval" was inspired by long country walks

FINAL SCORES
Rook: $13,200 - $13,200 = $0 (What is In a Yellow Wood?) (3rd place)
Ed: $17,200 - $0 = $17,200 (What is A Good Walk) (New champion: $17,200)
Tara: $22,000 - $12,500 = $9,500 (What is Song of Myself?) (2nd place)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $4,800

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Tara: $20,200, 21 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Rook: $12,200, 21 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Ed: $12,000, 15 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Combined Coryat: $44,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Tara: 21/59 = .356
Rook: 21/59 = .356
Ed: 15/59 = .254
Team: 57/63 = .905

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
WORLD LEADERS $600: Though 20+ years older than his wife Eva, this Argentine leader outlived her by 20+ years
(Tara: Who is Perón?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)
(Tara: Uh, [*].)

DANGEROUS $600: This swimming superstar made many a movie right here at Sony studios, including 1953's "Dangerous When Wet"

SEE THE POP HIT $600: It was featured in a 1982 movie

SEE THE POP HIT $800: It's this 1988 No. 1 hit
(Rook: What is "Sharp Dressed Man"?)

SEE THE POP HIT $1000: A classic country hit of 1961

SEE THE POP HIT $400: It generated a lot of talk & a lot of spoofs

SEE THE POP HIT $200: It was the first song by a rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100

steve jobs| $200: "Insanely great" was how Steve described this breakthrough computer when it was introduced in 1984

steve jobs| $600: Steve Jobs joined this other Steve in 1976 to design the logic board that would become known as Apple I

steve jobs| $1000: In the 1980s Jobs began NeXT company with help from this Texas entrepreneur & future presidential candidate

YOU SAID WHAT?! $1600: "Nothing can astound an American", he wrote in "From the Earth to the Moon"
(Ed: Who is Armstrong?)

7-LETTER WORDS $800: It's the name of an Ivy League college newspaper as well as a color

THE PLACE TO "B" $1600: Originally inhabited by Pygmies, it's last alphabetically of countries that begin with "B"
(Rook: What is Burkina Faso?)

CORRECT RESPONSES
catharsis
the color purple
Baton Rouge
lantern
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Bristol
"The Road Not Taken" (by Robert Frost)
Juan Perón
Esther Williams
"The Eye Of The Tiger"
"The Man In The Mirror"
"I Fall To Pieces"
"Blurred Lines"
"Ice Ice Baby"
Macintosh
Wozniak
Ross Perot
Jules Verne
crimson
Burundi

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:22 pm

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Post by caknuck » Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:56 pm

I was at the taping for this episode, so hit me up with questions.
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Post by Robert K S » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:37 pm

(Haven't seen show yet.) When was taping? Was Alex still sick?

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Post by caknuck » Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:00 pm

Taping for this week's shows was on August 25.

Alex was in top form. You wouldn't know he's 75.
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Post by Dr. J » Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:40 pm

I'm crossing my fingers that they changed the horrid graphic for the Daily Double. (A girl can dream...)

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:36 pm

Knew what poem they wanted, but messed up the title.

Not a good start for the new year.

(I didn't realize the poem was that old.)

And, I reflexed Boise for the state capital. Ugh.
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Re: Monday, September 14, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:45 pm

American Poems
The title of this poem that begins the 1916 book "Mountain Interval" was inspired by long country walks.

SpoilerShow
What is "The Road Not Taken"]? Rook said "In a Yellow Wood"; Rook said "A Good Walk"; Tara said "Song of Myself".

Tara Anderson: $22,000-$12,500=$9,500
Ed Kim: $17,200-$0=$17,200...now a 1-day champion with $17,200
Rook Thomas Hine: $13,200-$13,200=$0
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Post by dhkendall » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:53 pm

Dr. J wrote:I'm crossing my fingers that they changed the horrid graphic for the Daily Double. (A girl can dream...)
Unfortunately, yes. I don't like that pastel blue logo on that background. The Daily Double graphics are also the same pastel blue on that background.
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Post by jeff6286 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:55 pm

Anyone feel like taking over the FJ posting for the new season? I'd be willing to step aside if someone reliable wants to take on the task. The only guidance I have is to try to get the clue posted as close as possible to the top of the first page, so anyone coming here to look for the clue who hasn't seen the show will be able to see it without having to scroll down past a bunch of potentially spoilerific comments. I've generally done this by posting the placeholder post early in the day and then editing in the clue after I see the show. If there's someone who gets the show early in the day, before 7 PM Eastern, and watches it live every day, that's the perfect person for the job, so feel free to step up. You can respond to me by PM if you want to take over, rather than clutter up this thread with it, and I guess if there are multiple offers I will choose who I like best. :) I'll always be willing to step back in if someone needs a day off or a week off or whatever. Thanks in advance!

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Post by MitchO » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:31 pm

Great game to start of the season!

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Post by UniquePerspective » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:33 pm

Add me among those that knew what poem they were asking for, but not the correct title. I said "The Road Less Traveled".

Strong premiere overall with a good game, although is it just me, or did some of the $2000 clues seem particularly easy for $2000?

I'm curious what Vermonter feels about the $0 wager from Ed. I get in theory as the low end of the Stratton's Dilemna, but I wonder if it's better to go super small because of Rook's wager (which I imagine/hope played into Ed's idea) or go a little bigger to cover a 0 wager from Tara.

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Post by Golf » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:34 pm

Kinda surprised three Jeopardy contestants wouldn't know anything about daytime Millionaire, even if it is now horrible.

Good for the new champ making the late big DD pay off, even if he was a bit off in execution.

Nice for fresh games again!

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Post by Abraxas » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:35 pm

This was an excellent game to start the season, except for FJ which none of the contestants knew. I had 41 correct responses including three triple stumpers: lantern, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" and Bristol. "Think Different" was the correct response to one of the clues! Instaget FJ.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:37 pm

Since no one's taken it yet:

American Poems

The title of this poem that begins the 1916 book "Mountain Interval" was inspired by long country walks.
SpoilerShow
What is The Road Not Taken? Rook said "In a Yellow Wood"; Ed said "A good walk"; Tara said Song of Myself.
Rook Thomas Hine: $13,200-$13,200 = $0
Ed Kim: $17,200-$0 = $17,200 = now a 1-day champion with $17,200
Tara Anderson: $22,000-$12,500 = $9,500
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:38 pm

I just noticed there were no TSes in the J! round. Good start to the season.

Clammed on "tobacco" in Dangerous; not an iota of recognition in the other 4.

All but "catharsis" and "automatic" in "A"djectives and Novel. Also fell for the "Sharp Dressed Man" trap since I've NHO "Man in the Mirror", and ended up 4/5 there too.

I thought "You Said What?!" was very YEKIOYD.

Lach Trash: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The fact that this was a TS shows how far the show has fallen in relevance. Personally, I can't believe they haven't put it out of its misery by now.

Oddly, Triangle Shirtwaist at $2000 was my only get in American History.

"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" for FJ!
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Post by MDCSWildcats86 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:41 pm

1-0 for FJ so far this year.

LOVE it when you know it and they don't.

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Post by MDCSWildcats86 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:42 pm

Golf wrote:Kinda surprised three Jeopardy contestants wouldn't know anything about daytime Millionaire, even if it is now horrible.

Good for the new champ making the late big DD pay off, even if he was a bit off in execution.

Nice for fresh games again!
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Post by dhkendall » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:42 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Oddly, Triangle Shirtwaist at $2000 was my only get in American History.
I think it is filed in the Smoot-Hawley folder.
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