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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:30 am

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Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
WHAT "IA" COUNTRY (1/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
COLLECTORS (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
THERE'S AN ANIMAL ON THE BILLBOARD CHART (5/5)
WOMEN OF MYTH (5/5)
LOUD NOISES (5/5)
SUTTER'S FORT (2/2) (Jimmy: Even before the discovery of gold nearby, it was a landmark of California history.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Joyce: 9 R (including 3 rebounds), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Frankie: 5 R, 2 W
Shea: 7 R, 5 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 27
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Joyce snagged the next Daily Double on the 11th clue. Joyce had $16,800, Shea was in the red with -$1,800, and Frankie was at $4,800. Joyce wagered $3,000.

WHAT "IA" COUNTRY $800: The Netherlands relinquished sovereignty over it in 1949
(Joyce: Uh...)
(Alex: Say something.)
(Joyce: What is Bulgaria?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Shea who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 22nd clue. Joyce had $15,800, Shea had $600, and Frankie was at $6,000. Shea wagered $599.

COLLECTORS $800: In 2011 this rock legend auctioned off part of his guitar collection to benefit his Crossroads Centre rehab clinic
(Shea: Who is Bruce Springsteen?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
WHAT "IA" COUNTRY $400: It borders Turkey & Greece
(Shea: What is Romania?)
(Frankie: What is Syria?)

WHAT "IA" COUNTRY $1600: Quechua is one of its official languages
(Frankie: What is Peru?)

WHAT "IA" COUNTRY $2000: Bizerte is one of its Mediterranean ports

COLLECTORS $2000: Steve Soboroff's typewriter collection includes a Braille one that belonged to this blind Italian tenor
(Joyce: Who... oh, uh... Pavarotti?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Joyce: $15,000
Frankie: $9,200
Shea: $1,201

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE MOVIES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Crush for first place.
Joyce: Wager $3,401 to cover Frankie, but no more than $12,597 so as not to fall behind Shea's doubled score.
Frankie: You have the hope of surpassing Joyce if you come up with the correct response. Bet at least $5,801 and as much as $6,798 to force Joyce to wager to win while still protecting your second place position from being usurped by Shea.
Shea: 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
The title of this 2009 Best Picture Oscar nominee alludes to the left tackle's job in a football game

FINAL SCORES
Shea: $1,201 + $1,200 = $2,401 (What is The Blind Side) (3rd place)
Frankie: $9,200 - $2,000 = $7,200 (What is ?) (2nd place)
Joyce: $15,000 + $3,401 = $18,401 (What is The Blind Side) (8202-day champion: $18,401)
(Alex: That's his job unless the quarterback happens to be a southpaw.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $7,800

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Joyce: $17,600, 21 R (including 1 DD), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Frankie: $9,200, 12 R, 2 W
Shea: $1,800, 15 R, 8 W (including 1 DD)
Combined Coryat: $28,600

BATTING AVERAGES
Joyce: 22/60 = .367
Shea: 16/59 = .271
Frankie: 12/58 = .207
Team: 50/63 = .794

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
HEY "EU"! $1000: It's the cousin of the tuba being played here

HEY "EU"! $600: Seen here with mom Sarah Ferguson are princesses Beatrice & her

WARS $600: The Forty Years' War in Burma began in 1385; 233 years later began this somewhat shorter European war
(Shea: What is the Twelve Years' War?)

BREAKUP $400: She & husband of 10 years Chris Martin consciously uncoupled in 2014
(Alex: With less than a minute to go now.)

BREAKUP $1000: After 13 years together, Helena Bonham Carter & this director called it quits in 2014
(Shea: Who is, uh, uh, oh...)
(Alex: Get him. Oh, darn.)

WARS $400: In 1973 the fourth Arab-Israeli War, sometimes called the Yom Kippur War, occurred during this Islamic month
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

THERE'S AN ANIMAL ON THE BILLBOARD CHART $1600: "Shake Me Down" by Cage the ____
(Shea: What is Cage the Animal?)

THERE'S AN ANIMAL ON THE BILLBOARD CHART $2000: "Time Of Our Lives" by him & Ne-Yo
(Shea: Who is Snoop Dogg?)

WOMEN OF MYTH $800: This daughter of Zeus & Leda was considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world
(Joyce: Uh, who is Aphro--oh, who is [*]?)
(Alex: Oh, you got her in just in time, and you're right.)

WHAT "IA" COUNTRY $1200: Skopje is its capital
(Shea: What is Latvia?)

LOUD NOISES $2000: The first 4 letters of this loud word spell the name of a bivalve mollusk
(Alex: We'll--we'll take that, yes.)

COLLECTORS $1200: (Hi, I'm Mo Rocca.) My collection of presidential memorabilia includes a framed ticket to his 1868 impeachment trial

COLLECTORS $1600: Steve Martin has an impressive art collection that includes works by Seurat, Picasso & this "Nighthawks" artist
(Alex: With less than a minute to go now.)

SUTTER'S FORT $1200: (Sarah of the Clue Crew makes candles at Sutter's Fort in Sacramento, CA.) Although John Sutter probably had a whale oil lamp, most of the lighting at the fort was provided by candles; occasionally, special candles were made from the lighter, less aromatic top layer of this cattle fat

SUTTER'S FORT $1600: (Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Sutter's Fort in Sacramento, CA.) The porcelain doll belonged to little Patty Reed, one of 81 members of this party that was trapped in the Sierra Nevadas in the winter of 1846-1847; Sutter's rescue team was shocked to find that some of them resorted to cannibalism to stay alive
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
The Polar Express
The Canterbury Tales
bareMinerals
Indonesia
Eric Clapton
Bulgaria
Bolivia
Tunisia
Andrea Bocelli
The Blind Side
a euphonium
Eugenie
the Thirty Years' War
Gwyneth Paltrow
Tim Burton
Ramadan
Elephant
Pitbull
Helen of Troy
Macedonia
a clamor
Andrew Johnson
(Edward) Hopper
tallow
the Donner party

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:31 am

The Movies

The title of this 2009 Best Picture Oscar nominee alludes to the left tackle's job in a football game.
SpoilerShow
What is The Blind Side? Frankie had no response.
Shea Zellweger: $1,201+$1,200=$2,401

Frankie Lynne: $9,200-$2,000=$7,200

Joyce Hshieh: $15,000+$3,401=$18,401; now a 2-day champion with $26,602
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Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:27 pm

Never heard of that movie, so I had no connection to make.

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Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Leander » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:30 pm

Instaget FJ.

The champ seems pretty nervous for someone who is an actress.

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Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Abraxas » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:31 pm

Congrats to Joyce on her second win. I had 43 correct responses including three triple stumpers: Bulgaria, Indonesia, and Bolivia. I also got the missed DD (Eric Clapton) and I got FJ.

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Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MitchO » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:34 pm

Good for Joyce. She still looks like she might pass out at any given moment, but she at least showed that she belongs at the first podium.

I believe I yelled "Just stop, Shea." at one point.

Since I've learned that they discourage singing answers, I've looked for more random opportunities to answer a clue in a special manner. I'm disappointed that "Eureka!" was not said with more excitement and/or Einstein imitation :P

A little bit about Crossroads, since that DD was a insta-get for any rock fan, and Clapton should be the automatic "top guess" for guitarist:

The song was originally recorded by blues legend Robert Johnson, who has a legend about him in which he sold his soul to the Devil for his guitar talent. Cross Road Blues (aka Crossroads) allegedly refers to where he met the Devil for the deal. Eric Clapton is a champion of Robert Johnson's legacy, and the name most attached to the song in the past 50 years. It's the name of his wildly successful box set, one of the first "here's everything I've done ever" type sets where they remaster the crap out of everything. It's also the name of his music festival that supports his similarly named and mentioned in the clue rehab center.

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Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CrunchyTaco » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:57 pm

MitchO wrote:I believe I yelled "Just stop, Shea." at one point.
I guess you can say he wasn't a clammer...

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Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:00 pm

There have been a number of Atlanta area players on lately, but I don't recall any of them from my audition, though I'm really not good with faces. David, do you recognize Shea from yours? (He seems like someone you'd remember).

Instaget FJ for me, though I've never seen it.


I wish Joyce had missed FJ and that Frankie had gotten it right.

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Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by silverscreentest » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:04 pm

MitchO wrote:Cross Road Blues (aka Crossroads) allegedly refers to where he met the Devil for the deal. Eric Clapton is a champion of Robert Johnson's legacy, and the name most attached to the song in the past 50 years.
Depending on your age and musical taste you might associate Crossroads with another performer.

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Post by cheezguyty » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:10 pm

silverscreentest wrote:Has anyone ever entered Final Jeopardy with only a dollar?
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Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by 9021amyers » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:18 pm

silverscreentest wrote:
MitchO wrote:Cross Road Blues (aka Crossroads) allegedly refers to where he met the Devil for the deal. Eric Clapton is a champion of Robert Johnson's legacy, and the name most attached to the song in the past 50 years.
Depending on your age and musical taste you might associate Crossroads with another performer.

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I'd prefer to think my generation associates "Crossroads" with this:

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On that candle-making question: would "suet" be as acceptable of an answer as "tallow?"

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Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OSXpert » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:20 pm

Hard Final to miss if you've seen the movie, so this was Instaget for me. Maybe Silver Linings Playbook would have been my guess if I hadn't known?

I hope I get an Eric Clapton daily double if I'm every on the show...

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Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MitchO » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:08 pm

silverscreentest wrote:Depending on your age and musical taste you might associate Crossroads with another performer.

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Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by markmcsw » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:14 pm

What was the answer Alex was expecting other than "clamor"?

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Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mxc_takeshi » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:16 pm

35 right.

Caldecott (4), War (4), Econ (3), "EU" (4), Breakup (5), Makeup (1)
"IA" (2), Collect (3), Animal (2), Myth (2), Loud (4), Sutter (1)

Lach Trash: "Bulgaria"

Instaget FJ.

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Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:16 pm

OSXpert wrote:Hard Final to miss if you've seen the movie, so this was Instaget for me. Maybe Silver Linings Playbook would have been my guess if I hadn't known?
The only thing I could come up with was Walk the Line.

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Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by gamawire » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:18 pm

markmcsw wrote:What was the answer Alex was expecting other than "clamor"?
I was wondering that myself. Anyone?
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Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by markmcsw » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:23 pm

I'm guessing it was an Alex blunder. I looked up every list of bivalve mollusks and could not find anything close at all.
Slug?

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Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by hbomb1947 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:30 pm

Instaget FJ. I've never seen the movie. (Possible poll questions for Saturday: "I've seen The Blind Side and correctly solved Tuesday's FJ; and "I haven't seen The Blind Side but still correctly solved Tuesday's FJ.")

I could have done without the makeup and breakup categories on the SJ board.

The "Donner party" clue was way overvalued at $1,600, and would have been even if they hadn't thrown in the tidbit about the cannibalism. I also thought Bulgaria was undervalued at $400.
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