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Friday, October 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7150, 2015-10-16

CONTESTANTS
Matt Akridge, a program analyst originally from Hardinsburg, Kentucky
Zelda Pulliam, an income tax specialist from Chicago, Illinois
Josh Silverman, a graduate student from Miami, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $21,201)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny Gilbert. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. A Scandinavian sea adventure awaits our sweepstakes winner today. And in this game, a chance to win a lot of cash. Zelda and Matt, they know that. Josh knows it because he won a lot yesterday. Let's see what happens, shall we? Here come the Jeopardy! categories for the first round of play. We start off with...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
PICTURE THIS (5/5)
LIQUOR BY THE BRAND (2/3)
ON BROADWAY (4/5)
THE BEAT OF THE DRUM (5/5)
TOM, TOM (5/5)
SYMBOLS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Zelda: 9 R, 0 W
Josh!: 8 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Matt: 9 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 2
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,600



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Josh! found the Daily Double on the 4th clue. Josh! had $200, Zelda had $200, and Matt was at $1,000. Josh! wagered $1,000.

SYMBOLS $800: This punctuation mark can also be called a screamer or a bang

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Zelda: $3,000
Josh!: $2,600
Matt: $1,000

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Matt Akridge is a program analyst from Kentucky who went bowling in a very special place.

Matt: That's true. I, uh, did a rotation for my job at the Office of Management and Budget with the White House. And one of the, uh, I guess perks of being in that job is that you can, um, if there's no one in it, rent out the, uh, White House bowling alley for a couple hours at a time.

Alex: Did you say you can rent it?

Matt: Uh, maybe "rent's" the wrong phrasing.

Alex: Oh.

Matt: Use it for a couple hours at a time if nobody else is there.

Alex: Thank you very much. Okay.




Alex: Zelda Pulliam...

Zelda: Mm-hmm.

Alex: ...is from Chicago, Illinois. Did a good thing--uh, donated her kidney to...

Zelda: Yes, I did. My brother.

Alex: Ah. Okay. Uh...

Zelda: Well, he needed it, and I had a spare, so...

[Laughter]

Alex: How has donating your kidney affected your life? Are there certain things you cannot do because you have just the one kidney?

Zelda: Not at all.

Alex: No?

Zelda: Hasn't affected me at all.

Alex: You don't have it be careful about anything and...

Zelda: Well, I probably should, but I'm not. [Laughs]

[Laughter]

Alex: Good for you. I like your attitude.




Alex: Okay, Josh Silverman is a graduate student. He is our champion. Once gave himself whiplash...

Josh: Yes! I--

Alex: ...at a concert.

Josh: I did. I was seeing Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer. Yeah! Um...

[Laughter]

Josh: At--at a concert. Um, slayer came on, and, uh, they were doing "Raining Blood", their--their biggest hit. Uh, and I have hair like this [indicates his closed-cropped haircut], so to prove that I am a true Black Metal Soldier like everyone else, uh, there--I'm grabbing onto the seat in front of me so I can headbang harder to the music.

[Laughter]

Josh: And when I get back to the tram to go home, I'm like, "Oh, why does my neck hurt"? And that's when I realized I'm not a kid anymore because I went to a concert... and got injured... by myself.

[Laughter]

Alex: And that's why I'm not a fan of that kind of music.

Josh: Ah!

[Laughter]

Alex: Never did that with Sinatra.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
LIQUOR BY THE BRAND $1000: Cardenal Mendoza,
Dreher,
McDowell's
(Matt: What is scotch?)

ON BROADWAY $600: This musical about a silent screen star eager for a comeback was based on a Billy Wilder film

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Zelda: $6,000
Matt: $4,800
Josh!: $4,200

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Re: Friday, October 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ARCHITECTS (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
SPANISH CITIES (4/5)
SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS (5/5)
GRAMMY-WINNING MUSIC VIDEOS (4/5)
HISTORICAL QUOTES (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
"CAT"EGORICAL (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Josh!: 14 R (including 1 DD), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Matt: 8 R, 0 W
Zelda: 3 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Josh! snagged the next Daily Double on the 12th clue. Josh! had $8,600, Zelda had $7,200, and Matt was at $8,800. Josh! wagered $4,600.

HISTORICAL QUOTES $1600: In one of his notebooks, Leonardo da Vinci wrote that this family "created and destroyed me"

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Josh! who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 29th clue. Josh! had $22,800, Zelda had $9,200, and Matt was at $13,200. Josh! wagered $2,800.

ARCHITECTS $800: In 1982 he completed his first project in his native China, the Fragrant Hill Hotel in Beijing
(Josh: Who is... [sighs] I don't know.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
"CAT"EGORICAL $1600: From the Greek for "wash down", it's a sudden, catastrophic natural event
(Josh!: What is a catastrophe?)

SPANISH CITIES $1600: A 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct serves as a symbol of this city that shares its name with a famous guitarist
(Alex: The guitarist is Andrés [*]. [*] is the city.)

GRAMMY-WINNING MUSIC VIDEOS $1200: 1997:
"Got 'Til It's Gone"

ARCHITECTS $1600: In 1949 he built his famous "Glass House" in New Canaan, Conn., a simple rectangle in the Modernist style

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Josh!: $20,000
Matt: $13,200
Zelda: $9,600

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BASEBALL TEAMS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Crush for first place.
Josh!: Wager $6,401 to cover Matt.
Matt: You have the hope of surpassing Josh! if you come up with the correct response. Bet at least $6,801 to force Josh! to wager to win while also protecting your position from being usurped by Zelda.
Zelda: Your only hope of a win is that you're the only one to give a correct response, so bet $9,598 or so, leaving a few bucks behind in case someone wagers it all.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
When translated, the full name of this Major League Baseball team gets you a double redundancy

FINAL SCORES
Zelda: $9,600 - $8,600 = $1,000 (Who is Minnesota Twins) (2nd place)
Matt: $13,200 - $13,000 = $200 (Who are The Ch Chicago Cubs) (3rd place)
Josh!: $20,000 - $6,401 = $13,599 (Who are the N.Y. Metropolitans?) (21202-day champion: $13,599)
[Alex read the clue as "gives you" instead of "gets you".]

Total Potential Lach Trash: $7,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Josh!: $19,600, 22 R (including 2 DDs), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Matt: $13,200, 17 R, 1 W
Zelda: $9,600, 12 R, 0 W
Combined Coryat: $42,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Josh!: 22/61 = .361
Matt: 17/58 = .293
Zelda: 12/58 = .207
Team: 51/63 = .810

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
ON BROADWAY $400: (Hi, I'm Josh Gad.) I played Elder Cunningham, who had a strange trip to Uganda, in this Tony Award-winning musical

PICTURE THIS $200: Here is one of the earliest photographs of this politician

PICTURE THIS $400: Taken without a stick or iPhone, Robert Cornelius' portrait of himself has been called the first-ever one of these photos

THE BEAT OF THE DRUM $800: Also a 2002 movie title, this high-energy musical style takes its name from the arrangement of its multiple players

THE BEAT OF THE DRUM $600: Oscar winner J.K. Simmons has some suggestions about Miles Teller's drumming in this 2014 film
(Josh: [Excitedly] What is [*]?)
(Alex: [*]. You're familiar with that.)

THE BEAT OF THE DRUM $400: Actually a type of tuned gong, they're made traditionally by hammering metal shipping containers

PICTURE THIS $600: This author is telling his grandchildren a story, but probably not "War and Peace"

PICTURE THIS $800: Named for the northern polar region it inhabits, it's the critter seen here in its warm winter coat

PICTURE THIS $1000: If you have Russian music in soul, you know name of this instrument
[Alex reads the clue in a Russian accent.]
(Alex: Less than a minute now.)

TOM, TOM $200: Here's this character from the first edition of the book about him in 1876

TOM, TOM $1000: In Chapter 7 of "The Great Gatsby", Gatsby tells him, "Daisy's leaving you"
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

"CAT"EGORICAL $2000: Anatomical term for a person used to serve the purposes of another
(Josh!: All right. Redeemed myself.)

ARCHITECTS $2000: The Iowa courthouse seen here was designed by George Elmslie, a follower of Frank Lloyd Wright, in this flatland style

ARCHITECTS $400: Architect Bertrand Goldberg changed this city's skyline with the twin towers of Marina City on State Street
(Alex: Hey, your place of residence.)

CORRECT RESPONSES
an exclamation point
brandy
Sunset Boulevard
the Medicis
I.M. Pei
a cataclysm
Segovia
Janet Jackson
Philip Johnson
the Los Angeles Angels
The Book of Mormon
Lincoln
a selfie
drumline
Whiplash
steel drums
Tolstoy
an Arctic fox
a balalaika
Tom Sawyer
Tom Buchanan
a cat's-paw
Prairie Style
Chicago

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:31 am

Baseball Teams

When translated, the full name of this Major League Baseball team gets you a double redundancy.
Spoiler
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Who are the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim? Zelda said Minnesota Twins; Matt said Chicago Cubs; Josh said N.Y. Metropolitans.
Zelda Pulliam: $9,600-$8,600=$1,000

Matt Akridge: $13,200-$13,000=$200

Josh Silverman: $20,000-$6,401=$13,599; now a 2-day champion with $34,800
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Re: Friday, October 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by grindcore » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:16 pm

Josh, buddy, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth are not black metal bands.

And, I mean... I hadn't heard of the Bayeux tapestry, so what's obvious to some is not at all obvious to others, but...

this FJ! was a triple stumper? Yikes! I don't think Jeopardy! would expect players to know translations of Dakota or Algonquian words, and I don't remember the San Francisco Saint Francises or the Colorado Coloreds winning any pennants recently, so this was pretty lemon-squeezy for me.

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Re: Friday, October 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by JonathanHenke » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:16 pm

Today capped a 5/5 FJ week for me -- a week when the contestants were 5/15.
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Re: Friday, October 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Robsidian89 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:21 pm

32 right, LT on Sunset Boulevard, cataclysm, I.M. Pei, and the L.A. Dodgers. Good competitive game, but Zelda definitely couldn't keep it up in Double Jeopardy compared to the guys

Final was an instaget, and the team's name becomes even sillier when you consider that the full name is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (IMO, they should have stayed as the Anaheim Angels, the name they won a World Series with.) Also, go Blue Jays tonight!

Though I too shook my head at calling them black metal, I always appreciate seeing acknowledged and proud metalheads on Jeopardy!, and hopefully Josh keeps it up on Monday!
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Re: Friday, October 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:28 pm

What a moronic FJ.

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Post by Abraxas » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:34 pm

Michael played well again; congrats to him on another win. I had 40 correct responses including four triple stumpers: Sunset Boulevard, cataclysm, Segovia, and Janet Jackson. I also got the missed DD of I.M. Pei. Instaget FJ.

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Post by Leander » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:37 pm

grindcore wrote:Josh, buddy, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth are not black metal bands.

And, I mean... I hadn't heard of the Bayeux tapestry, so what's obvious to some is not at all obvious to others, but...

this FJ! was a triple stumper? Yikes! I don't think Jeopardy! would expect players to know translations of Dakota or Algonquian words, and I don't remember the San Francisco Saint Francises or the Colorado Coloreds winning any pennants recently, so this was pretty lemon-squeezy for me.
I agree they should have gotten it, but there are some who still think of them as the California Angels :?

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Re: Friday, October 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by DHicton » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:46 pm

So, uh, Josh buddy, you couldn't have dressed up a little? One polo shirt is an accident. Two in a row looks like carelessness.

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Re: Friday, October 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:02 pm

I nearly drooled when I saw the DJ categories. I ended up going 23/30 for the round, which is well above my average. I had 3 misses in the Grammy category, 1 in Spanish Cities, 2 in "Cat," and 1 in Architects (the $400 clue, oddly enough, which I needed a few more seconds to get. Were those the buildings that are on the cover on Yankee Hotel Foxtrot?). I didn't think that it was an objectively hard board, but I'll always take wheelhouses over nightmare categories!

I love baseball, but I never would have gotten FJ in 30 seconds. I am not even sure that I interpreted the clue correctly. Heck, I haven't even gotten out of the habit of referring to that team as the "California Angels"--and that was 2 names ago!

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Post by 9021amyers » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:06 pm

I was thinking of the Philadelphia Phillies, but I suppose the Philadelphia Philadelphias is only singularly redundant.

I remembered today who Josh reminds me of.

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Post by brick » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:22 pm

I still think of them as the California Angels, and at the risk of being pedantic, is that really a double redundancy? What's the double part? Isn't it just a redundancy?

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Post by bpmod » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:25 pm

brick wrote:I still think of them as the California Angels, and at the risk of being pedantic, is that really a double redundancy? What's the double part? Isn't it just a redundancy?
The Los (The) Angeles (Angels) Angels. Does that make it more clear?

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Post by hbomb1947 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:29 pm

I was disappointed that Sir Norman Foster didn't come up in the "architects" category. :D

It was no surprise, though, that they asked about Philip Johnson; as I mentioned in the "architect notoriety" thread, the writers love to ask about him. Johnson = designer of Glass House shouldn't be a stand-and-stare for a trio of prepared contestants.
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Post by Bamaman » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:37 pm

econgator wrote:What a moronic FJ.


I knew it was going to be wordplay and that I would miss it. Guessed the Padres.

Poll request...."I still call them the California Angels".

Not surprised the got the exclamation point, was hoping Zelda would get the Fitzgerald clue.

I'd have for the lock on the last DD (which I got), but he bet just enough to preserve the crush, though I doubt that was why he bet that amount.
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Post by Plactus » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:38 pm

grindcore wrote:this FJ! was a triple stumper? Yikes! I don't think Jeopardy! would expect players to know translations of Dakota or Algonquian words, and I don't remember the San Francisco Saint Francises or the Colorado Coloreds winning any pennants recently, so this was pretty lemon-squeezy for me.
I tried translating team names instead of city names at first, and that got me nowhere since the only one I could think of that's not English is the Padres. I managed to get it by focusing on California teams, which is probably the only way I would have because I think of the Angels as being Anaheim rather than LA.

It didn't click until today, but Josh! reminds me of Moriarty from Sherlock.
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Re: Friday, October 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alamble » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:40 pm

Plactus wrote:
grindcore wrote:this FJ! was a triple stumper? Yikes! I don't think Jeopardy! would expect players to know translations of Dakota or Algonquian words, and I don't remember the San Francisco Saint Francises or the Colorado Coloreds winning any pennants recently, so this was pretty lemon-squeezy for me.
I tried translating team names instead of city names at first, and that got me nowhere since the only one I could think of that's not English is the Padres. I managed to get it by focusing on California teams, which is probably the only way I would have because I think of the Angels as being Anaheim rather than LA.
That's because they are in Anaheim.

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Post by brick » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:40 pm

bpmod wrote:
brick wrote:I still think of them as the California Angels, and at the risk of being pedantic, is that really a double redundancy? What's the double part? Isn't it just a redundancy?
The Los (The) Angeles (Angels) Angels. Does that make it more clear?

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Can't remember the clue exactly. It said something about translation that I don't recall exactly, and I guess that's what makes it double redundant. Too many twists and turns for me to work out in that timeframe.

I liked Zelda a lot. I wish she'd have bet more conservatively at the end.

ETA: Thank you for the clarification. It did help.
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Re: Friday, October 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:41 pm

Bamaman wrote:
econgator wrote:What a moronic FJ.


I knew it was going to be wordplay and that I would miss it. Guessed the Padres.
I actually thought of the Phillies about 10 seconds after the think music ended, and now that I see Brian's explanation of the clue, I have to say that econgator is exactly correct here. That was a moronic FJ clue. A baseball fan would have a hard enough time with that one, but a non-baseball fan probably has very little chance of pulling it.

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