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Friday, December 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7185, 2015-12-04

CONTESTANTS
Jon Rossiter, a college geography instructor from San Diego, California
Alexandra Whitehill Smith, an administrative assistant from Columbia, South Carolina
Kelly Wright, a cataloging specialist from Rocky Ridge, Maryland (whose 1-day cash winnings total $6,700)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. All right, folks, I'm gonna start off today's game with a challenge and a wish. My wish is that one of these players wins a lot of money today. The challenge is you gotta do it. Good luck. Here we go. All right, let's take a look at the categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
CLASSICAL REGGAE, MON (3/4)
SUPREME COURT INITIALS (4/5)
GARDENS (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
THAT WAS ON TV (5/5)
WILL YOU REMEMBER ME? (4/5)
"IFY" SEE YOU AGAIN (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Jon: 10 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W (including 1 DD)
Alexandra: 8 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Kelly: 6 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 4
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,000



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Jon: $2,200
Alexandra: $2,200
Kelly: $1,400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: We're gonna be talking about animals with the contestants on the program today. Jon Rossiter, I hear that on a visit to Africa, you did something that I would be very scared to do. You hip-checked a baboon?

Jon: Yeah, so I just arrived in--in Cape Town earlier that day, and I was touring around the Cape of Good Hope, and I saw my first ever monkey in the wild. It was amazing! And so I asked the person I was with if I could just get out of the car to take a picture of it. And before I could even figure out where the, uh, button on my camera was, the baboon was right there and was trying to get into the car. And so I had to literally just get it out of there with my hip. Uh, it was absolutely terrifying at the time, but it's pretty hilarious today.

Alex: You know, baboons have teeth that are...

Jon: Oh, they're nasty. Yeah.

Alex: Very nasty, indeed.

Jon: Yeah, I'm lucky.

[Laughter]

Alex: You're lucky to be here.




Alex: Alexandra Whitehill Smith is from South Carolina.

Alexandra: I am.

Alex: This young lady worked in a zoo for three years.

Alexandra: I did, yeah.

Alex: With what animal?

Alexandra: Um, no animals, just other humans. I worked in the membership department. So I did administrative stuff. I was behind a desk all day.

Alex: Ah.

Alexandra: Um, but I would go over sometimes during my lunch break to, like, the petting zoo, um, or to see some of my other favorite animals.

Alex: Favorite animal in the zoo--what was it?

Alexandra: Oh, okay. So I like the black-footed cat a lot. Um, I like spotted hyenas, and then, um, sloths.

Alex: Spotted hyenas.

Alexandra: Yes.

Alex: They smell, don't they?

Alexandra: They are. They're stinky, but they're--they're neat.

[Laughter]

Alex: Okay, that's a good way to describe them.




Alex: Kelly Wright is our champion. Lives with many, many animals.

Kelly: Uh, a small hobby farm of 15 sheep, uh, 2 goats, 4, 5, 6 cats--you lose track--uh, and a dog.

Alex: [Laughs] Okay.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Jon found the Daily Double on the 29th clue. Kelly had $600, Alexandra had $4,200, and Jon was at $5,400. Jon wagered $2,000.

GARDENS $1000: Befitting the name, Pennsylvania's Chanticleer Gardens feature design motifs of this bird
(Jon: What is a peacock?)
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
WILL YOU REMEMBER ME? $1000: In the name of those large CRT computer monitors of yore, CRT stands for this
(Kelly: What is cathode radio tube?)

SUPREME COURT INITIALS $1000: CEH

CLASSICAL REGGAE, MON $400: Get up, stand up & enjoy a tune by this Austrian, the Younger

GARDENS $600: Saiho-ji in Kyoto is famous for velvety carpets of 120 species of this bryophyte plant

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Alexandra: $4,200
Jon: $3,400
Kelly: $600

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Post by Archivists » Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ART & HISTORY (4/5)
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (4/4)
PUBLISHED POSTHUMOUSLY (5/5)
COLORFUL EXPRESSIONS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
MOVIEGO"ING" (5/5)
CANADIAN LANDMARKS (2/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Alexandra: 9 R, 0 W
Kelly: 9 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Jon: 7 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 3
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $5,200



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Jon snagged the next Daily Double on the 10th clue. Kelly had $5,400, Alexandra had $4,600, and Jon was at $4,600. Jon wagered $3,000.

CANADIAN LANDMARKS $1600: The Hopewell Rocks are formations created by tidal erosions on the upper shores of this bay
(Jon: What is the Hudson Bay?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Kelly who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 17th clue. Kelly had $7,800, Alexandra had $6,600, and Jon was at $1,200. Kelly wagered $1,000.

COLORFUL EXPRESSIONS $800: The OED traces this term back to an 1809 article about cerebral fibers

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
CANADIAN LANDMARKS $1200: The 30-foot Big Nickel is in this Ontario city that's near & dear to my heart
(Kelly: What is Windsor?)
...
(Alex: Once the Nickel Capital of the World, my hometown [*]. Jon, back to you.)

CANADIAN LANDMARKS $2000: Auld acquaintance will not be forgot at this bandleader's Music Centre & Museum in London, Ontario
(Jon: Who is Paul Shaffer?)
...
(Alex: Used to be very prominent at New Year's Eve parties--[*] and his Royal Canadians. They play "Auld Lang Syne".)

ART & HISTORY $2000: (Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a painting on the monitor.) Charles Willson Peale's portrait shows George Washington after his victory in this battle; Nassau Hall, where the battle ended, is in the background
(Kelly: What is Long Island?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Alexandra: $13,400
Kelly: $7,200
Jon: $6,800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
RELIGION IN AMERICA

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Crush for first place.
Alexandra: Wager $1,001 to cover Kelly.
Kelly: You have the hope of surpassing Alexandra if you come up with the correct response. Bet at least $6,401 to force Alexandra to wager to win while also protecting your position from being usurped by Jon.
Jon: Your only hope of a win is that you're the only one to give a correct response, so bet $6,798 or so, leaving a few bucks behind in case someone wagers it all.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The Dakotas & Minnesota are the 3 states with the largest % of residents identifying as this denomination

FINAL SCORES
Jon: $6,800 + $6,800 = $13,600 (What are Lutherans?) (New champion: $13,600)
Kelly: $7,200 - $7,100 = $100 (What is Lakota?) (3rd place)
Alexandra: $13,400 - $2,001 = $11,399 (What are is Quak) (2nd place)
(Alex: [To Alexandra] What were you going for--for Quakers?)
(Alexandra: I tried to put down Quakers.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $8,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Alexandra: $13,400, 17 R, 1 W
Jon: $11,800, 17 R, 3 W (including 2 DDs)
Kelly: $7,000, 15 R (including 1 DD), 4 W
Combined Coryat: $32,200

BATTING AVERAGES
Jon: 18/60 = .300
Alexandra: 17/58 = .293
Kelly: 15/59 = .254
Team: 50/63 = .794

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
THAT WAS ON TV $400: (Hi. I'm Ken Burns.) One of my favorite documentaries was about this Missouri-born humorist who once said, "The human race has one really effective weapon, & that is laughter"

THAT WAS ON TV $800: (Hi. I'm Zachary Quinto.) I played Sylar, a superhuman serial killer on this TV show about ordinary humans who discover they have extraordinary abitities

"IFY" SEE YOU AGAIN $800: To declare a deceased person to be blessed in preparation for sainthood
(Alexandra: What is sanctify?)
(Jon: Uh, what is beautify or [*]?)

"IFY" SEE YOU AGAIN $1000: To pacify someone by appeasing his anger or anxiety
(Kelly: What is pac--[realizing "pacify" was in the clue] pacify. Yeah.)

CLASSICAL REGGAE, MON $200: His Number 5 is alive & jammin' much differently than in its 1808 premiere in Vienna

CLASSICAL REGGAE, MON $600: Hallelu-jah! Feel the rastaman vibration from part of a 1741 oratorio by this composer

CLASSICAL REGGAE, MON $800: Trenchtown will sleep soundly after hearing the new version of an 1868 piece by this man

GARDENS $200: For the gardens of this palace just outside Paris, Louis XIV had trees brought from all the French provinces
(Alex: Yes, we have less than a minute now.)

GARDENS $400: Morocco's Jardin Majorelle got a redesign from this fashion designer also known as YSL, & his ashes were scattered over it

COLORFUL EXPRESSIONS $1200: Something that enrages another is "like" this "to a bull"
(Alex: [*], the [*] flag, [*] claw, yes.)

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE $400: This technique to achieve a tranquil mental state without drugs may be "transcendental"
(Alex: You got it with less than a minute now.)

CORRECT RESPONSES
a rooster
cathode ray tube
Charles Evans Hughes
Johann Strauss
moss
the Bay of Fundy
grey matter
Sudbury, Northern Ontario
Guy Lombardo
the Battle of Princeton
Lutherans
Mark Twain
Heroes
beatify
mollify
Beethoven
Handel
(Johannes) Brahms
Versailles
Yves Saint Laurent
red
meditation

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:31 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
RELIGION IN AMERICA

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The Dakotas & Minnesota are the 3 states with the largest % of residents identifying as this denomination

Kelly Wright: 7200-7100=100
Alexandra Whitehill Smith: 13400-2001=11799
Jon Rossiter: 6800+6800=13600

Correct response:
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Lutheran (Kelly had Lakota) & (Alexandra had What are is Quak)
Coryats
Kelly: 7000
Alexandra: 13400
Jon: 11800

Combined: 32200
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Re: Friday, December 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by grindcore » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:24 pm

Alex just keeps spewing absolute gold in his opening monologues. It's getting embarrassing. Let's get to the categories already. Oh, first off we have "classical reggae, mon". I want to cry.

Thankfully the game was not that bad. But hey, if you're going on Jeopardy!, maybe read Alex's wikipedia page just in case you have to know where he's from. Also, Canadian bay ≠ Hudson Bay. I guess Rob just assumed that was pavlovian? And does he really think that's what Hudson Bay looks like?

I said Mennonite for FJ! because of how many there are in Manitoba, but I kinda knew that wasn't technically a denomination. Ah well.

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Re: Friday, December 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:55 pm

For me, Canada + Bay = Fundy.

Being old helped me get Guy Lombardo. He had a New Years Eve show for years but he died around 1980. No way those kiddies were getting him. The guy from Wednesday probably was mad it wasn't in his game.

Instaget FJ for me to complete a perfect week.

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Re: Friday, December 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MitchO » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:28 pm

The Paul Schafer guess is an uglier Canadian misstep IMO.

Instaget FJ ... I thought of Marshall's family on How I Met Your Mother.

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Re: Friday, December 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:29 pm

Started off with Protestants, but it seemed too broad, so I did narrow it down to Lutherans in time.

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Post by Abraxas » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:33 pm

Congrats to Jon on his win. I had 44 correct responses including five triple stumpers: cathode ray tube, Johann Strauss, moss, Sudbury, and Guy Lombardo. I also got the missed DD of rooster. Instaget FJ.

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Post by Rafferty Barnes » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:34 pm

I knew FJ because when I visited my friend who was studying to be a Lutheran minister, he told me he had to find a wife before he graduated, "because they send all the single ministers to little towns in Minnesota". I presume that if the minister is married, they get more consideration based on where his or her spouse's career is located.

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Re: Friday, December 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by groovitude » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:34 pm

39 correct, 4 wrong, 15 clams for a Coryats of $22,400. (I whiffed on three bottom-row clues, two of them in DJ, which hurt.) Ran TV and Published Posthumously, and missed the chance on Alternative Medicine as the $2000 went unrevealed. LT: moss, cathode ray tube, Bay of Fundy (DD), rooster (DD).

Was "Nassau House" enough to give someone Princeton for the Art and History DD? I don't recall getting a year. My first two thoughts were Yorktown and Trenton, though in retrospect the weather depicted was obviously not correct for the latter.

By only using "auld," I assumed the Canadian Landmarks DD was someone named "Lang." I was aware of Guy Lombardo and his NYE shows, but didn't realize he was a Canuck.

Missed on FJ!; didn't know that was a popular area for Lutherans. The only prominent Minnesotan whose religion I was sure of was Jewish, and I knew that couldn't be correct. I also put down Quakers for lack of a better guess.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:40 pm

grindcore wrote: Oh, first off we have "classical reggae, mon". I want to cry.
Oh god those tunes were awful. I could barely make out the underlying classical pieces, and if the clues hadn't given me an idea of what to 'expect', I'm not sure I would've gotten the Brahms or Strauss clues.
econgator wrote:Started off with Protestants, but it seemed too broad, so I did narrow it down to Lutherans in time.
Yup.

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Re: Friday, December 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:40 pm

groovitude wrote:Was "Nassau House" enough to give someone Princeton for the Art and History DD?
Having lived in Nassau County, I said the same thing as the champ. There even was a Battle of Long Island, so it's not a bad guess (even if it actually took place in Brooklyn).

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Post by thenextofken » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:53 pm

Did anyone record the game? Please let me know via private message. It got pre-empted here due to high school football.

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Re: Friday, December 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by hbomb1947 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:56 pm

groovitude wrote: Was "Nassau House" enough to give someone Princeton for the Art and History DD? I don't recall getting a year. My first two thoughts were Yorktown and Trenton, though in retrospect the weather depicted was obviously not correct for the latter.
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I guess it helped me to have some familiarity with the campus of Princeton U., and knowing that it has a Nassau Hall (I didn't realize that building opened in 1754, but of course lots of things on that campus are pretty old). Putting that detail together with knowing that there was a battle of Princeton helped me solve that DD. Also, the Battle of Long Island is an alternate name for the Battle of Brooklyn, so although part of Long Island today consists of Nassau County, that battle wasn't fought in that area; you wouldn't expect to find a Nassau Hall in Brooklyn.

Instaget FJ. I'm bummed that going the wrong way on a 50-50-90 on Wednesday's FJ cost me a perfect week.

Seeing "Gilligan's Island" as a bottom-row clue made me feel old. :o

Much much much much better game than yesterday. No Yugos today. :D The new champ looks pretty solid.
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Post by floridagator » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:00 pm

A very deflating game.

The new champ stumbled his way to a win. For most of the game, he seemed to be channeling Shea from earlier in the week.

Alexandra climbed to the brink of a runaway, but she couldn't bring it home with FJ. And what an easy question!

So many missed obvious clues: Guy Lombardo, Alex's home town.

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Re: Friday, December 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by grindcore » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:06 pm

I just started reading The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler yesterday and really wanted it to come up in "Published Posthumously" but no dice. It's only mentioned 4 times in the archive.

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Re: Friday, December 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Vermonter » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:09 pm

I totally boned that FJ! – brain just wasn't working.
hbomb1947 wrote:Also, the Battle of Long Island is an alternate name for the Battle of Brooklyn, so although part of Long Island today consists of Nassau County, that battle wasn't fought in that area; you wouldn't expect to find a Nassau Hall in Brooklyn.
Nassau County wasn't created until 1899 after it broke away from Queens, but Nassau was an early Dutch name for Long Island, named, ironically enough, for the guy who would become William III of England.
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Post by alietr » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:13 pm

Vermonter wrote:Nassau County wasn't created until 1899 after it broke away from Queens, but Nassau was an early Dutch name for Long Island, named, ironically enough, for the guy who would become William III of England.
IIRC, you had a very nice post recently about the history of Nassau County and it breaking away from Queens.

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Post by hbomb1947 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:15 pm

grindcore wrote: But hey, if you're going on Jeopardy!, maybe read Alex's wikipedia page just in case you have to know where he's from.
Why? This is only the second time that the writers have ever asked where Alex is from in a clue -- and the first time, which was over nine years ago, they gave you the city in anagrammed form.

http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?g ... ht=sudbury

And now that they just asked it, it's unlikely to come up again before he retires.

There are much better ways to allocate one's resources when preparing for J! than reading Alex's wiki page.

Of course, many if not most hardcore fans of the show already knew what town Alex hailed from.
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Re: Friday, December 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Vermonter » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:21 pm

alietr wrote:
Vermonter wrote:Nassau County wasn't created until 1899 after it broke away from Queens, but Nassau was an early Dutch name for Long Island, named, ironically enough, for the guy who would become William III of England.
IIRC, you had a very nice post recently about the history of Nassau County and it breaking away from Queens.
I did write about that recently (thanks!) for Curbed, which is why it's still fresh in my mind. The article is here for those who are interested.
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