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Thursday, December 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7194, 2015-12-17

CONTESTANTS
Mark Blankenship, an arts editor and reporter from New York, New York
Claudia Corriere, a church musician and homemaker from Kennesaw, Georgia
Tiombi Prince, an advocation support specialist from East Point, Georgia (whose 2-day cash winnings total $33,100)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. We had a very competitive game yesterday. Very exciting. Tiombi triumphed, however. What will happen today with Claudia and Mark? We're gonna start finding out right now. Good luck. Categories are...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
BELIZE NAVIDAD (4/5)
OSCAR NOMINATIONS (5/5)
TINKERERS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
STUPID ANSWERS (4/5)
AMERICAN HISTORY (4/5)
POST GAME (5/5) (Alex: Each correct response will be a word that you will find in a dictionary, one or two pages after the entry on "game".)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Claudia: 15 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Mark: 7 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Tiombi: 5 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,000



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Mark: $3,200
Tiombi: $2,000
Claudia: $1,200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Mark Blankenship is an arts editor and reporter from New York who has gotten into some kind of special predicting And I'd like to hear about that.

Mark: Yes, Alex. If I know the song that was number one on the day you were born, I can extrapolate your entire destiny from that information.

Alex: I think it was "Yankee Doodle Dandy".

[Laughter]

Mark: I--I actually do know what it was, if you'd like me to tell you.

Alex: Oh, really?

Mark: Yeah, it was "I'll Never Smile Again" by Tommy Dorsey, featuring Frank Sinatra.

Alex: Oh, my favorite singer.

Mark: And what that means to me, because it was Frank Sinatra's first-ever No. 1 hit as a vocalist but it was the, like, millionth hit for Tommy Dorsey, some element of your success is going to be rooted in your ability to bridge the thrill of the new with the power of what has come before.

[Laughter]

Alex: You have just defined my marriage.

Mark: Well, there it is.

[Laughter]




Alex: Claudia Corriere from Kennesaw, Georgia. Classically trained soprano.

Claudia: Yes, I am. Um, I started studying voice formally as a sophomore in high school, and then pursued it through college. And through that, I've been able to travel around the world. Um, I've performed in Berlin and London and at Carnegie Hall. So...

Alex: Coloratura? Mezzo?

Claudia: Um, spinto. Spinto soprano.

Alex: Spinto? What is spinto?

Claudia: Um, it's a--a lighter, sort of bel canto. Think Puccini...

Alex: Ah.

Claudia: ...uh, sopranos.

Alex: Okay, fun operas.

Claudia: Yeah. Yeah.

Alex: All right, good.




Alex: Tiombi Prince is our champion.

Tiombi: Yes.

Alex: Brave lady.

[Tiombi laughs.]

Alex: Jumped off a cliff. I'm not sure I would do that. What kind of cliff are we talking about?

Tiombi: Oh, it was in Negril, Jamaica. And it was into the water, so... yeah.

Alex: Well, I would hope so.

[Laughter]

Alex: I wouldn't fancy jumping off any kind of a cliff onto solid earth.

Tiombi: That's true. [Laughs]

Alex: How high up?

Tiombi: I'm not really sure, um, how high up it was.

Alex: Say 50 or 60 feet.

Tiombi: Yeah, about 50--about 75 feet.

Alex: Brave lady. Brave. 70--I'd have gone--hey, if you're faking it...

Tiombi: 100.

Alex: ...go for 100.

Tiombi: Yes, 100.

Alex: Sure.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Claudia found the Daily Double on the 21st clue. Tiombi had $2,000, Claudia had $2,600, and Mark was at $4,000. Claudia wagered $1,000.

TINKERERS $1000: In 1899 this man equipped ships with wireless tech so they could report on the America's Cup to a NYC newspaper
(Alex: Okay--you can sing about that.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
AMERICAN HISTORY $1000: In 1778 Ohio Shawnee held this frontiersman captive for 5 months

STUPID ANSWERS $1000: Nickname of Prokofiev's Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25, meant to evoke an earlier era of classical music
(Alex: I guess it's not so stupid after all.)

BELIZE NAVIDAD $1000: Time to Christmas shop in this city--it became the capital in 1970, when Belize was still a British dependency
(Mark: What is La Paz?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Claudia: $7,200
Mark: $3,400
Tiombi: $2,800

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Double Jeopardy! Round

Post by Archivists » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:30 am

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:31 am

Landmarks

Jacques-Germain Soufflot, who designed this Paris landmark, was interred there 49 years after dying.
SpoilerShow
What is the Panthéon? Tiombi said the Louvre, Claudia and Mark said Notre Dame.
Tiombi Prince: $3,600-$3,000=$600

Claudia Corriere: $9,800-$2,000=now a 1-day champion with $7,800

Mark Blankenship: $10,200-$9,800=$400
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Re: Thursday, December 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:04 pm

poll option request: Claudia and Mark's response to this Final.
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Re: Thursday, December 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by grindcore » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:04 pm

Precalling at least a dozen boardies precalling "East of Eden".

I had a feeling Notre Dame wasn't right, but didn't think about places where they have a bunch of people buried, so I said Sacré Coeur even though I thought that was a bit out there.

Once again three contestants cannot name a capital city, one within spitting distance of the US, too. Bummertown.

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Re: Thursday, December 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by floridagator » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:12 pm

So everyone born in the summer of 1940, when "I'll Never Smile Again" was a #1 hit has the characteristics that the contestant ascribed?
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Re: Thursday, December 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:54 pm

When I saw the category, I said "Well, it won't be the Eiffel Tower", but then they don't leave town for it. My guess was the Arc de Triumphe. Did it seem like Alex was wagging his finger at everyone for not knowing it?

The Stupid Answers were stupid. A couple of them you couldn't get without knowing it to begin with. I knew the waterfall and Miller, but it wasn't as obvious as they made it seem.

Another Atlanta area champ. Hope they keep pulling from that audition site.

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Re: Thursday, December 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:29 pm

That was tough. Was never going to come up with The Pantheon. Went with Les Invalides.

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Re: Thursday, December 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Golf » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:30 pm

In honor of tonight, strong with the FJ wagering force Claudia is.

At least for this game.

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Re: Thursday, December 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OSXpert » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:31 pm

I guessed the Arc de Triomphe (and Wikipedia says there is a soldier buried underneath it so not too crazy), but I was trying to come up with "Pere Lachaise Cemetery" because I walked through it once and there were a lot of famous people in it.

Swept Tinkerers and Oscars in the first round.

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Re: Thursday, December 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Abraxas » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:33 pm

Congrats to Claudia on her win. I had 43 correct responses including seven triple stumpers: Daniel Boone, classical, Belmopan, civic, poop, medieval, and oscillation. Didn't get FJ; guessed the Arc de Triomphe instead.

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Re: Thursday, December 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by doihavetoreally » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:23 pm

Never heard about Pantheon as a noteworthy landmark. Was trying for pere lachaise but couldn't come up with that either.

For me it looked like Alex was trying to redeem the writers for coming up with that FJ.
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Re: Thursday, December 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by ElendilPickle » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:29 pm

I thought Pere Lachaise seemed too obvious, so I went with the Arc de Triomphe. The Pantheon never crossed my mind.

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Re: Thursday, December 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MitchO » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:29 pm

Isn't the phrase "pooped" out, not "poop"?

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Re: Thursday, December 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:35 pm

MitchO wrote:Isn't the phrase "pooped" out, not "poop"?
That was just an odd clue.

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Re: Thursday, December 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by grindcore » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:36 pm

econgator wrote:
MitchO wrote:Isn't the phrase "pooped" out, not "poop"?
That was just an odd clue.
yeah, it was kind of crappy.

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Re: Thursday, December 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bpmod » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:52 pm

Picked Notre Dame in a 50/50 over Arc de Triomphe. If I'd known they were both wrong, I wouldn't have agonized so.

Precalled East of Eden.

And I, for one, appreciate Golf's sly reference above.

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Re: Thursday, December 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Category 13 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:59 pm

It doesn't appear Tiombi put very much thought into her FJ wager. I doubt she even realizes Mark gifted her 2nd place money with his over wager.
econgator wrote:
MitchO wrote:Isn't the phrase "pooped" out, not "poop"?
That was just an odd clue.
Were the writers that hard up for palindromes?

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Re: Thursday, December 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Winchell Factor » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:03 pm

Palindromes was a terrible category.

FJ was hard. I said Père Lachaise. So did my wife and daughter.

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Re: Thursday, December 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Leander » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:59 pm

Saw no way to get to Pantheon from that clue. I don't even think it's that well known as a Paris landmark. I went with Sacre Coeur.

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