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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Game Recap for Show #7187, 2015-12-08

CONTESTANTS
Trevor Moore, a communications specialist from New York, New York
Alex Maggio, a writer originally from Cincinnati, Ohio
Liz Fritz, an intake coordinator from Spring Hill, Kansas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,401)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex Trebek: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome aboard. Liz won yesterday's game even though she admitted after the program that she was a little bit distracted and not at her very best. That's not good news for our challengers today, Alex and Trevor. The lady is ready to go right now. She gets to pick first in this Jeopardy! Round, so let's find out what the categories are going to be. We start off with...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
PRAISE THE LLOYD (5/5) (Alex Trebek: Not the Lord.)
2-LETTER ABBREVIATIONS (4/5)
COUNTRIES' NATIONAL ANTHEMS (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
SCIENCE (5/5)
HORROR FILMS (4/5)
TRUCKING (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Liz: 8 R, 0 W
Alex: 12 R (including 1 rebound), 4 W (including 1 DD)
Trevor: 5 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,400



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Alex found the Daily Double on the 4th clue. Liz had $400, Alex had $600, and Trevor was at $200. Alex wagered $500.

COUNTRIES' NATIONAL ANTHEMS $800: "Himno Istmeño", or "Isthmus Hymn"
(Alex Maggio: What is Brazil?)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Liz: $800
Alex: $500
Trevor: -$400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex Trebek: Trevor Moore is from New York, and he auditioned for our program right after brain surgery. Did they take something out or put something in?

Trevor: They put--sorry, they took out a blood clot. I got hit by a car and was bleeding from my brain. So, I came into the audition with a, uh, bunch of staples in my head and a messed-up haircut.

Alex Trebek: Oh, and how did it affect you with--your partial memory loss, or--

Trevor: No, I think I'm good. I just got to get out of the hole now.

Alex Trebek: Okay. Good positive attitude.




Alex Trebek: Alex Maggio is a writer whose wife is an actress, and this past season, we saw the last episode of a very popular series called Mad Men. Your wife had a cameo in that.

Alex Maggio: Yes, she did. She played a secretary on that show for the last two seasons.

Alex Trebek: And you were jealous at one point.

Alex Maggio: Yes, I was. We went to a wrap party, uh, and across the room, I saw Jon Hamm kissing her on the cheek, uh, and I was immediately furious. Uh, but then he shook my hand and I forgot all about it, and I think he's a great guy.

Alex Trebek: Okay, good.




Alex Trebek: Liz Fritz is our champion. She is from Kansas. And she was a pretty good softball player at one time, weren't you?

Liz: Yes.

Alex Trebek: Didn't that help you get a scholarship?

Liz: It did. I got a college scholarship for it.

Alex Trebek: Yeah? What position?

Liz: In college, I played outfield.

Alex Trebek: Outfield. Were you a good hitter?

Liz: Let's not talk about that. I was defensive specialist and a great bunter, so...

Alex Trebek: [Chuckling] All righty.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
COUNTRIES' NATIONAL ANTHEMS $1000: "Hatikvah"
(Alex Maggio: What is Finland?)

2-LETTER ABBREVIATIONS $800: This electrolyte delivery system has a point

TRUCKING $600: In the 1920s the Fruehauf Company introduced the refrigerated trailer using ice & this compound
(Trevor: What is liquid nitrogen?)
(Alex Maggio: What is Freon?)

HORROR FILMS $1000: The 2012 movie in this franchise features Katie Featherston as the demon-possessed Katie for the 4th time

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Alex: $5,300
Liz: $4,200
Trevor: $600

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Double Jeopardy! Round

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Final Jeopardy! Round

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State Capitals

It's the only capital named for a signer of the Constitution.
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What is Madison? Trevor said Jefferson City; Liz said Harrisburg; Alex had the correct response with Jefferson City crossed out.

Trevor Moore: $2,600-$2,600=$0

Liz Fritz: $6,200-$6,200=$0

Alex Maggio: $11,100+$4,000= now a 1-day champion with $15,100
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[looks at categories as they're revealed]

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A shame this wasn't his board. It even had a DD in it.

Kind of a bleah game. A near lock but he had way too many negs.

FJ led me to capitals named for presidents. Madison is the father of it, so he likely signed it.

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No more will we see the lovely form and face of Liz, and it's too bad. :(

The new champ seems pretty weak. He was obviously frustrating Liz on buzzer speed for most of the game, but there were a tremendous number of stand & stares. At one point late in DJ -- I think Liz's only score in the 2nd half of DJ was "unbalanced" -- he had a runaway but blew it because of his willingness to make wild guesses and Liz's one aforementioned score.

I got FJ correct but wouldn't have been surprised if it had been either a triple get or triple miss.
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Congrats to Alex on his win. I had 36 correct responses including six triple stumpers: Israel, salt, Lizst, primer, select committees, and Dreiser. I also got the missed DD of Green Mountain Boys, and I got FJ.

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WNEM aired a Time-Life infomercial instead of J! Good thing I have We Barely Know Broadcasting to back me up, even if in SD.

Lach Trash: Primer, Holst.

I've given up even trying to remember which Dakota has Rushmore. I keep getting hung up on "Well, Pierre is a tiny capital, that means SD has nothing to offer."

WLT Harvard at $400?

I knew it even if I clammed, but I thought Liszt was steep for $400.

Celebrity Alma Maters was a "who cares?" category for me.

Beanbags can be tossed around?

Okay, I can do this. Lansing? Nope. Indianapolis? Nope. Springfield? Nope. Try one that sounds like a name. Jackson? Nope. Pierre? Nope. Austin? Nope. A big one? Boston? Nope. Denver? Nope. Little Rock? Don't be ridiculous. Jefferson City? Nope. Well shoot, I'm stumped. Go on, tell me what it is. Yep, Wisconsin just wasn't on my radar even though I'm only one state away.
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50R of 58 revealed for goats & Instaget FJ. Sorry to see Liz go she was a real smart and very sweet contestant. Congrats new champ!

LT: 4th podium blowout with 8 gets: Hatikva anthem >Israel; "I.V." ...electrolytes; Ice and SALT (Fahrenheit's original freezing formula, applied to Freuhauf 'ice box technology!); Liszt' Hungarian Rhapsodies; Primer (AT Fav, this one "New England...>"); Green Mountain Boys (Ethan Allen, VT); Sister Carrie > Theodore Dreiser; Gustav Holst (Mars) The Bringer of War (The Planets). No get on 2 TS: "Politics ain't a 'bean bag'; and paranormal activity (was leaning to "Poltergeist" but hadn't heard of another sequel, so no trigger pulled.) Pretty sure this was a runaway from the 4th. ;)

BTW, TPH; you ought to know the "Father of the Constitution." O well...
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TenPoundHammer wrote:Beanbags can be tossed around?
Is there anything else they can be used for?

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

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bpmod wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:Beanbags can be tossed around?
Is there anything else they can be used for?

Brian
Kicking them around? That's what we always did with them when I was in high school.
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Coryat: $30,400
43 R/4 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: Instaget
LT: Panama (DD), Israel, Green Mountain Boys (DD), select committees, beanbag, bows
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Alex flubbed the politics quote. There's no "a." It's "politics ain't beanbag," meaning that it's a rough-and-tumble contact sport.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
bpmod wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:Beanbags can be tossed around?
Is there anything else they can be used for?

Brian
Kicking them around? That's what we always did with them when I was in high school.
Would you not consider that something that can be kicked around could also be tossed around? To be fair, I never considered the opposite. My idea of kicking a beanbag is about the same as my idea of kicking a shuttlecock.

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

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bpmod wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:
bpmod wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:Beanbags can be tossed around?
Is there anything else they can be used for?

Brian
Kicking them around? That's what we always did with them when I was in high school.
Would you not consider that something that can be kicked around could also be tossed around? To be fair, I never considered the opposite. My idea of kicking a beanbag is about the same as my idea of kicking a shuttlecock.

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congrats Alex on the win.
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bpmod wrote:Would you not consider that something that can be kicked around could also be tossed around?
No, because I had never seen anyone toss one.
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kristinsausville wrote:[looks at categories as they're revealed]

Are you ok, dhkendall?
I think most of the regular boardies thought of dhk during this game.
The champ had some headscratching negs...Rangers in Vermont? And some others I forgot.
It's rare for me to have a instaget on FJ. Probably will poll high.
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Instaget on FJ although I considered Jefferson City after I wrote down Madison. (Jefferson would have signed the Constitution if he wasn't in France at the time.)

Alex didn't play particularly well; he had a lot of bad negs (including on DD's) and amassed his lead mostly by virtue of dominating on the buzzer. Liz was visibly frustrated at her repeated inability to get in on the signaling device. It was a meh game in general; lots of questionable LT. Not as bad as last week's clunkers, but another game that was frustrating to watch for those of us currently in the contestant pool.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
bpmod wrote:Would you not consider that something that can be kicked around could also be tossed around?
No, because I had never seen anyone toss one.
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Bamaman wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:
bpmod wrote:Would you not consider that something that can be kicked around could also be tossed around?
No, because I had never seen anyone toss one.
Ever play Tossacross?
Oh, THAT I've seen. I just didn't process them as beanbags somehow.
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