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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7178, 2015-11-25

CONTESTANTS
Saadia Mather, a freelance education writer from Playa del Rey, California
Ricky Hudson, a physical therapist from New York, New York
Julie Adair, a virtual assistant from Panama City, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,000)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Hi, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to our show. I'm sure there were moments early in yesterday's program when our champion Julie thought, "Oh, gosh, this is not going very well at all." She was in the red for quite a bit of the time. But wound up winning the $20,000 and becoming the champion. Ricky and Saadia, don't be discouraged, no matter what happens. Always think positive. Here we go. The Jeopardy! Round. Lot of opportunities to think positive in this one with these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
"TOO" WORDS (4/5) (Alex: Those three letters are going to appear in each correct response.)
ANIMAL SUPERLATIVES (4/5)
SO YOU WANT TO BE A TALK SHOW HOST (5/5)
NOTABLE NAMES (0/2)
QUOTES OF 2015 (3/5)
ASK THE NEAREST HIPPIE (3/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Ricky: 8 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Julie: 7 R, 0 W
Saadia: 4 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 27
Triple Stumpers: 8
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $5,600



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Ricky: $3,600
Julie: $1,200
Saadia: $800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: In these little conversation segments of our program, we like to find out what our contestants like, what they dislike, and... some of the things that frighten them. Saadia Mather, what frightens you?

Saadia: I have a fear of kites.

Alex: Why?

Saadia: Um, I was poked in the eye by a kite when I was out flying them with my cousins as a little girl. And so now, even when I'm walking through a park or on the beach, um, I have to just avoid it, move as far away as I can, um, even if it's a Elmo kite being flown by a 6-year-old--

[Laughter]

Saadia: --uh, much to the amusement of my friends and family.

Alex: Okay, well, there aren't, uh, that many kites out there nowadays, so you're safe.




Alex: Ricky Hudson, physical therapist who played, not so long ago, high school football, all four years.

Ricky: Yes.

Alex: And you were captain in your senior year.

Ricky: Yeah.

Alex: Gonna put you on the spot. Uh, I read a statistic recently that said in high school, there are fewer boys playing football now, probably because their parents are more concerned about injuries, specifically concussions. When you have teenage boys of your own, are you gonna want them to play football or pass on it?

Ricky: Uh...[sighs] I don't know yet. I think I wanna see more of the research come out.

Alex: Okay.

Ricky: I'm still leaning towards "yes", but--but I'm open to having my mind changed.

Alex: All right, I hear you. We need better safety procedures, too.

Ricky: Yeah.




Alex: Julie Adair is our champion. She's a virtual assistant. And it says here, for 10 months, you did something that I... I've had trouble understanding. What did you do?

Julie: Uh, I think you might be referring to the cat house on wheels that I drove.

Alex: Yeah, now "cat house"...

[Laughter]

Alex: ...has different connotations.

Julie: Indeed. And that was, in fact, my pet name for it. In fact, I was doing a promotional tour for a major, uh, national cat food brand, and I drove a converted R.V. around the whole country. Uh, we served as a mobile shelter unit. Local shelters would come out, and we would help get cats adopted out.

Alex: Well, good for you.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
ASK THE NEAREST HIPPIE $400: I'm late for work; do you mind moving this large Volkswagen model first sold in 1950 out of my driveway?

ASK THE NEAREST HIPPIE $1000: Did you really witness the birth of this rhyming movement at an anti-war rally at UC Berkeley in 1965?

"TOO" WORDS $800: A cuspidor

ANIMAL SUPERLATIVES $1000: Less than 2 inches in length, the bumblebee species of this is the world's smallest mammal

NOTABLE NAMES $200: This former haberdasher was Time magazine's Man of the Year for 1945 & 1948
(Alex: Onetime U.S. president [*].)

NOTABLE NAMES $400: In 73 B.C. this former gladiator led a slave revolt that threatened Rome
(Alex: My name is [*]. Julie, a minute to go.)

QUOTES OF 2015 $800: "An affront to the Mexican state", said Mexico's president of a prison escape by Joaquin Guzman, aka this

QUOTES OF 2015 $1000: California's natural resources secretary said, "Everybody is a soldier in" this fight
(Alex: [*] here in California.)
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Ricky: $4,200
Julie: $3,600
Saadia: $2,000

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
2 WORDS (5/5)
REMEMBER NOVEMBER (4/5)
U.S. MOUNTAINS (3/3)
WE'RE MAGIC! (3/5)
A NOVEL CATEGORY (4/5)
WITHIN THE FICTIONAL PLANET (2/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Ricky: 8 R (including 2 rebounds), 0 W
Julie: 7 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Saadia: 6 R, 2 W

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



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Julie snagged the next Daily Double on the 22nd clue. Julie had $5,200, Ricky had $9,800, and Saadia was at $8,400. Julie wagered $3,000.

WITHIN THE FICTIONAL PLANET $1600: Insolence in the "Doctor Who" planet
(Alex: Julie?)
(Julie: What is I'm drawing a blank?)
(Alex: Oh, that's too bad.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
WE'RE MAGIC! $1200: (Hi, I'm Penn Jillette.) One of my greatest influences is this "Amazing" magician & author of "Flim-Flam!" who's devoted himself to exposing fakery & the so-called paranormal
(Julie: Who is Kreskin?)

WE'RE MAGIC! $1600: This mustached Canadian was credited with reviving the public's interest in magic in the 1970s & '80s

REMEMBER NOVEMBER $1600: In November 1939 congress passed a new act named for this stance; now, though not at war, we could sell weapons

A NOVEL CATEGORY $2000: Set in her beloved Baltimore, "A Spool of Blue Thread" is this author's 20th novel

WITHIN THE FICTIONAL PLANET $1200: A French number or article in the planet also called Arrakis

WITHIN THE FICTIONAL PLANET $2000: A flightless bird in the Coneheads' planet

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Ricky: $13,800 (lock game)
Saadia: $5,200
Julie: $4,600

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
DAYS OF THE WEEK

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; three-quarters for second place.
Ricky: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $3,399 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Saadia: Wager $4,001 to cover Julie.
Julie: Risk between $601 and $3,400, covering Saadia's $0 bet.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
To the ancient Greeks, this day of the week was Hemera Aphrodites

FINAL SCORES
Julie: $4,600 - $4,400 = $200 (What is Saturday?) (3rd place)
Saadia: $5,200 + $4,001 = $9,201 (What is Friday) (2nd place)
Ricky: $13,800 + $3,399 = $17,199 (What is Friday?) (New champion: $17,199)
(Alex: And we can thank the Romans. Venus's day. Vendredi.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $15,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Ricky: $13,800, 16 R, 0 W
Julie: $7,600, 14 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Saadia: $5,200, 10 R, 3 W
Combined Coryat: $26,600

BATTING AVERAGES
Ricky: 17/58 = .293
Julie: 14/59 = .237
Saadia: 11/58 = .190
Team: 42/63 = .667

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
ANIMAL SUPERLATIVES $200: Not surprisingly this largest animal on Earth also gives birth to the largest baby, up to 26 feet long
(Saadia: What is an elephant?)

ANIMAL SUPERLATIVES $600: With a face only its humans could love, the competitor seen here won the 2015 title of the World's this

REMEMBER NOVEMBER $2000: This Virginia slave revolt leader was tried & convicted on Nov. 5, 1831 & executed on Nov. 11
(Saadia: Who is John Brown?)
...
(Alex: [*] is right, with less than a minute now.)

WE'RE MAGIC! $2000: Until 2010, you could see him do his magic at the theater named for him at the Monte Carlo

U.S. MOUNTAINS $800: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from a view of Mount Misery at Valley Forge Nat'l Historic Park.) Mount Misery & Mount Joy, which make Valley Forge's valley, are said to have gotten their name from a miserable night this Quaker & state founder spent lost surveying the area, & the joyful next day where he could see his way

U.S. MOUNTAINS $1200: The top of Nevada's Tikaboo Peak provides a vantage point for viewing this military "Area"
(Saadia: What is Area 52?)
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
the VW bus
flower power
spittoon
a bat
Harry Truman
Spartacus
El Chapo
the fight against the big drought
gall (in Gallifrey)
James Randi
Doug Henning
the Neutrality Act
Anne Tyler
un (or une) (in Dune)
emu (in Remulak)
Friday
a blue whale
Ugliest Dog
Nat Turner
Lance Burton
William Penn
Area 51

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:31 am

Days of the Week

To the ancient Greeks, this day of the week was Hemera Aphrodites.
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What is Friday? Julie said Saturday.
Julie Adair: $4,600-$4,400=$200

Saadia Mather: $5,200+$4,001=$9,201

Ricky Hudson: $13,800+$3,399=now a 1-day champion with $17,199
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Re: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by grindcore » Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:44 pm

Talk about a buzzer-beater.

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Post by floridagator » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:27 pm

That was a lousy game. I don't remember there ever being so much silence. It was a competitive game until Saadia started her decline in DJ beginning with her wrong answer on Nat Turner and climaxing with her wrong answer of Area 52. With that, she put the new champ into a lock. But he risked his runaway by answering instead of staying clam. But he had the correct answer. In the end, it wouldn't have mattered, because the leader knew FJ.
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Post by econgator » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:29 pm

Aphrodite = Venus = Vendredi = Friday. Done.

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Post by econgator » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:30 pm

floridagator wrote:But he risked his runaway by answering instead of staying clam.
Might want to go check your math there ...

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Post by Abraxas » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:36 pm

Congrats to Ricky on the win. I had 37 correct responses including these triple stumpers: VW Bus, flower power, spittoon, Spartacus, Doug Henning, Anne Tyler, and un/une. I guessed Monday for FJ.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:42 pm

econgator wrote:Aphrodite = Venus = Vendredi = Friday. Done.
Instaget, for exactly the same reason (except Spanish instead of French). I feel like I've had to make the Venus -> viernes connection for FJ before.

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Post by Plactus » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:52 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
econgator wrote:Aphrodite = Venus = Vendredi = Friday. Done.
Instaget, for exactly the same reason (except Spanish instead of French). I feel like I've had to make the Venus -> viernes connection for FJ before.
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Post by Linear Gnome » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:03 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
econgator wrote:Aphrodite = Venus = Vendredi = Friday. Done.
Instaget, for exactly the same reason (except Spanish instead of French). I feel like I've had to make the Venus -> viernes connection for FJ before.
Spanish connection for me as well. Broke my streak of 8 consecutive incorrect FJ!. I got most of the same Lach Trash as Abraxas. I think Alex whiffed a little with "My Name Is Spartacus!" Missed it by that much.

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Post by doihavetoreally » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:07 pm

What a difference a week makes. Last week, the daily doubles were hunted to extinction. Today they are avoided like plague.
I got FJ due to previous FJ miss on Venus/Friday.
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Post by Leander » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:07 pm

Glad I didn't take German in school! I have to think not having a knowledge of a Romance language was a real disadvantage for this FJ.

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Post by aeq5006 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:36 pm

Leander wrote:Glad I didn't take German in school! I have to think not having a knowledge of a Romance language was a real disadvantage for this FJ.
Well, there's always the VD connection.

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Post by sarisson » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:31 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but was only one Daily Double revealed? When was the last time that happened?
I pre-called "Arrakis" in Fictional Planets because it was in an LL question this season, and I picked up "une" in the trash. I got $24,000 and 32 R/ 1 W. My only neg was "can become president" instead of "can be president." Since the clue asked for a direct quote, I'd get an "ooh sorry."
I put "Sunday" for FJ, extending my streak to 12. Until econgator posted his thought process, I had absolutely no idea how anyone could've gotten "Friday."
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Post by OSXpert » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:33 pm

As an immense Doctor Who fan, I feel like they should have been specific about which planet on the show they were talking about - it's not like they actually go to Gallifrey that much. I understood that they wanted Gallifrey though (although I wasn't able to pull out Gall in time). The planet category was right up my alley though, in general.

I did the Aphrodite -> Venus connection and then did not use my French/Spanish and thought that Venusday looked sort of like Wednesday. :oops:

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Post by Category 13 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:36 pm

econgator wrote:
floridagator wrote:But he risked his runaway by answering instead of staying clam.
Might want to go check your math there ...
I was wondering how he could be so sure Ricky's rebound was a wild guess.

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Post by bpmod » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:37 pm

OSXpert wrote:The planet category was right up my alley though, in general.
Good for you. I had high hopes that Tattooine or Alderaan would come up.

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Post by OSXpert » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:42 pm

bpmod wrote:
OSXpert wrote:The planet category was right up my alley though, in general.
Good for you. I had high hopes that Tattooine or Alderaan would come up.

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I was hoping for something along the lines of "A unit of weight that Superman can easily lift, found inside his home planet."

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Post by alietr » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:42 pm

I'm waiting for the inevitable "it could literally he anything" comment on FJ.

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