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Thursday, December 31, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7204, 2015-12-31

CONTESTANTS
Ashley Wilson, an organization development consultant from Alexandria, Virginia
Sandro Marchegiani, a college instructor from Windber, Pennsylvania
Johnny Saunders, a retired convenience store manager from Dallas, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $13,000)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Happy holidays, everyone, and welcome again to our program. We know there's gonna be a lot of celebrating today in honor of this special day. Which of these three players will celebrate even more because they are the winner today? You will recognize Ashley who was on our program just two days ago. And in Final Jeopardy!, we messed up just a little bit. We omitted an important word in the Final clue which may have disadvantaged her. And so that's why we have brought her back here today to compete. Sandro is the newcomer. Good luck. Here we go into the Jeopardy! Round. And the categories today are as follows...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
STATUE-ESQUE WOMEN (1/2)
THE LEGAL SYSTEM AT WORK (4/5)
ALSO PART OF A BOOK (3/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
DANCE MUSIC (3/3)
____ OF THE ____ (5/5)
ASIA (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Ashley: 9 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Sandro: 8 R, 1 W
Johnny: 4 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W

Clues revealed: 25
Triple Stumpers: 4
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,400



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Ashley found the Daily Double on the 8th clue. Johnny had no money, Sandro had $1,600, and Ashley was at $2,000. Ashley made it a True Daily Double, wagering $2,000.

ALSO PART OF A BOOK $600: Obligatory, as in a contract

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Ashley: $5,400
Sandro: $1,600
Johnny: $1,400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Welcome back. Ashley Wilson is from Alexandria, Virginia. She is an organization development consultant. Now, Ashley, we're in the middle of a very exciting presidential election campaign year. You were involved in a political campaign many, many years ago. How old were you?

Ashley: Many. I was 8 years old. My mom ran for state delegate in Virginia, where I'm from.

Alex: Did she win?

Ashley: She did not. She lost by a very, very thin margin.

Alex: Okay, good for you.




Alex: Sandro Marchegiani from Windber, Pennsylvania. Originally from the U.K., living in the United States now for about 20 years or so.

Sandro: That's correct.

Alex: And, uh, you spent some years teaching in Africa, South Africa. Where?

Sandro: I actually taught in the country called Botswana. It's a little bit above South Africa. That's how I met my wife. She is an American. And she was teaching there in the Peace Corps. I was teaching also. And, uh, that's how we met.

Alex: Have you had many opportunities to go back to that part of the world?

Sandro: Uh, no. I'm afraid not.

Alex: No?

Sandro: It's a little too far, a little too expensive, so no.

Alex: And in some ways dangerous, too, on occasion.

Sandro: Uh, that country, actually, is quite a nice, peaceful country, so we really enjoyed our time there.

Alex: Yeah. All right, good.




Alex: Johnny, you are our champion on the program today. And you were valedictorian at the same high school that had somebody else in your family as valedictorian.

Johnny: Yes, my mother.

Alex: Oh, gosh. How many years before you--

Johnny: My mother also--actually, two of my sisters were also valedictorian at the same school.

Alex: But are they brighter than you?

Johnny: They're pretty smart.

Alex: Yeah? Okay. Non-committal.

[Laughter]

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
ALSO PART OF A BOOK $800: A ceremony celebrating the opening of a building

ALSO PART OF A BOOK $1000: A youth being trained to become a knight

THE LEGAL SYSTEM AT WORK $200: In 1998 a woman sued Universal Studios Orlando for $15k, claiming this alliterative attraction was too scary

STATUE-ESQUE WOMEN $400: Last name of Edith, who stands still at a facility in Rochester, Minn. where she was the first nurse anesthetist

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Ashley: $6,400
Johnny: $3,200
Sandro: $2,600

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Re: Thursday, December 31, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE EMPIRE HAS FALLEN (3/5)
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (4/5)
1940s FICTION (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS ON FILM (1/4)
COINAGE (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
TOP "TEN" (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Ashley: 9 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Sandro: 8 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Johnny: 6 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 6
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $10,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Sandro snagged the next Daily Double on the 1st clue. Johnny had $3,200, Sandro had $2,600, and Ashley was at $6,400. Sandro made it a True Daily Double, wagering $2,600.

1940s FICTION $800: The discovery of a dead rat starts this 1947 Albert Camus novel; more would follow

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Ashley who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 23rd clue. Johnny had $8,400, Sandro had $10,800, and Ashley was at $12,400. Ashley wagered $3,000.

COINAGE $1600: This country's $1 coin, seen here, carries the image of its national bird; Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS ON FILM $1200: Criminal leader Bill "The Butcher" Cutting

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS ON FILM $1600: 19th century high society lawyer Newland Archer

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS ON FILM $2000: Falsely imprisoned Irishman Gerry Conlon
(Alex: They get tougher as you go down.)

THE EMPIRE HAS FALLEN $1600: In the Old Testament, this empire just keeps on coming as Esau married 2 women from it

THE EMPIRE HAS FALLEN $2000: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) After 527 A.D., when Justinian became emperor, the borders of this empire expanded during his reign further into North Africa & even Spain

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE $1600: "Fugitive" these pollutants don't come from smokestacks but rather, say, dust in the air from strip mining

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Ashley: $20,600
Sandro: $10,800
Johnny: $9,600

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AFRICAN ANIMALS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Crush for first place.
Ashley: Wager $1,001 to cover Sandro, but no more than $1,399 so as not to fall behind Johnny's doubled score.
Sandro: You have the hope of surpassing Ashley if you come up with the correct response. Bet at least $9,801 to force Ashley to wager to win while also protecting your position from being usurped by Johnny.
Johnny: 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
This antelope has 2 names, one from Afrikaans describing its looks & one imitating its sound; one is all we need

FINAL SCORES
Johnny: $9,600 - $6,900 = $2,700 (What) (2nd place)
Sandro: $10,800 - $9,801 = $999 (What is kudu?) (3rd place)
Ashley: $20,600 + $1,001 = $21,601 (What is a gnu?) (New champion: $21,601)
(Alex: The sound the wildebeest makes is a lot like that. [Grunts] [*]. [Normal voice] [*].)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $12,400

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Ashley: $17,800, 18 R (including 2 DDs), 0 W
Johnny: $9,600, 10 R, 0 W
Sandro: $9,000, 16 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Combined Coryat: $36,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Ashley: 19/60 = .317
Sandro: 16/59 = .271
Johnny: 10/58 = .172
Team: 45/63 = .714

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
ASIA $400: In August of 2008, the venues in this city, seen here from space, were much in the news

STATUE-ESQUE WOMEN $200: The Jamestown statue honoring this Native American of the 17th century was erected in 1922

____ OF THE ____ $1000: This body of water straddles the U.S.-Canada border where Ontario, Manitoba & Minnesota meet
(Sandro: What is the, um, Lake... oh... I forgot.)
...
(Alex: Less than a minute now.)

DANCE MUSIC $200: "Don't Stop The Music" by this singer from Barbados sampled the '80s hit "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

COINAGE $2000: The first U.S. commemorative coin to honor a First Lady depicts her; her home Montpelier is on the reverse
(Alex: Minute to go now.)

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE $400: In the SARE program, S stands for this type of "agriculture" that protects both crop yields & the environment
(Ashley: What is [*] agriculture?)

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE $2000: Shielding the mainland from storms is the job of islands of this type off the Louisiana shore--& erosion is an issue
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
binding
a dedication
a page
the haunted house
Mayo
The Plague
New Zealand
Gangs of New York
The Age of Innocence
In the Name of the Father
the Hittite Empire
the Byzantine Empire
methane emissions
a gnu
Beijing
Pocahontas
Lake of the Woods
Rihanna
Dolly Madison
sustainable
barrier islands

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Final Jeopardy! Round

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

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AFRICAN ANIMALS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This antelope has 2 names, one from Afrikaans describing its looks & one imitating its sound; one is all we need

Johnny Saunders: 9600-9600=0
Sandro Marchegiani: 10800-9801=999
Ashley Wilson: 20600+1001=$21,601

Correct response:
SpoilerShow
gnu (wildebeest) (Johnny - What) (Sandro - kudu)
Coryats
Johnny: 9600
Sandro: 9000
Ashley: 17800

Combined: 36,400
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Re: Thursday, December 31, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OSXpert » Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:05 pm

Precalled gnu and didn't see any reason to switch away from it based on the sound clue. A little disappointed I didn't also come up with wildebeest, but we only needed one...

A slightly bigger DD bet on the super easy New Zealand question and the game would have been a lockout, but it ended up not mattering.

Gangs of New York is apparently more obscure than I thought...

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:40 pm

Dik-dik fits approximately 2/3 of the clue, but I can find no alternate name describing its looks and from the Afrikaans, so it's a no go.

Also didn't realize a gnu was an antelope. I thought it was a bovine of some sort.

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Post by cosmos » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:07 pm

The word "gnu" being derived from the sound of the wildebeest is something true only in the sense that you can find sites on the Internet making the claim. The Oxford dictionary qualifies it with "perhaps."

This article seems to debunk the "guh-nuh" theory while giving more plausible alternatives to explain why there is a silent "g": http://veneryterms.blogspot.com/2014/04 ... -gnus.html

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Post by Carpe Diem » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:11 pm

OSXpert wrote:Gangs of New York is apparently more obscure than I thought...
Three Stand & Stares and an unrevealed clue in that category was...unexpected.

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Post by econgator » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:30 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:Also didn't realize a gnu was an antelope. I thought it was a bovine of some sort.
That was my problem. Best I could do was springbok.

And that Universal Studios clue was stupid. You don't associate it with a haunted house.

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Post by Bamaman » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:35 pm

econgator wrote:
MinnesotaMyron wrote:Also didn't realize a gnu was an antelope. I thought it was a bovine of some sort.
That was my problem. Best I could do was springbok.

And that Universal Studios clue was stupid. You don't associate it with a haunted house.


I thought it was called the Haunted Mansion, so I was stumped.

No chance for me on FJ.

Happy New Year, everyone.

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Post by Abraxas » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:35 pm

Ashley got a second chance and won this time, so congrats to her. I had 38 correct responses including four triple stumpers: dedication, page, Hittite Empire, and Byzantine Empire. I got FJ with wildebeest.

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Post by econgator » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:43 pm

Bamaman wrote: I thought it was called the Haunted Mansion, so I was stumped.
The one at Disney is.

The only time there's a haunted house at Universal is during Halloween Horror Nights.

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Post by BADuBois » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:01 pm

I missed the explanation of what happened to Ashley. When did this happen, and what were the circumstances? :D

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Post by Leander » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:13 pm

BADuBois wrote:I missed the explanation of what happened to Ashley. When did this happen, and what were the circumstances? :D

Thanks everyone!
Check the thread for Tuesday. Invited back due to a confusing FJ.

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Post by mfc248 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:19 pm

32 R / 5 W / $23,200. Lach Trash: Mayo, Byzantine Empire.

On legal system for $400, I initially credited "zodiac" as correct, but after a bit of review, I'm calling it a neg instead.

Couldn't come up with anything for final.

Congratulations to Ashley on taking advantage of her second chance!

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Post by grindcore » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:34 pm

Tough miss for buddy who lived in Botswana. Piece of cake for me as I actually bothered to do some precalling. Wildebeest sounds about as afrikaans as it gets.

Johnny cracked me up. Every time he answered it was like "Oh, it's my turn? Heck! Ummmm, Lake of the Woods? Okay!" But it did get a little bit grating considering the time he took to pick clues.

I was kind of rooting against Ashley in her first game because I thought it was pretty bogus of Alex to point out her cheering section before the game started (that's not on her, but still), but now I'm anxious to see how much she can rake in after the fluke FJ! incident.

Second mention of Lake of the Woods this year. Still never been though.

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Post by BADuBois » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:52 pm

Leander wrote:
BADuBois wrote:I missed the explanation of what happened to Ashley. When did this happen, and what were the circumstances? :D

Thanks everyone!
Check the thread for Tuesday. Invited back due to a confusing FJ.
Thanks! Explains it all...
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Post by xxaaaxx » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:52 pm

Weird game. Gangs of New York, a TS. Byzantine a TS, when spotted a map, and Justinian...

Almost talked myself out of an instaget FJ, because wildebeest (animal name + Afrikaans) seemed too easy, and gnu didn't seem to fit as an onomatopoeia, but, whatever.

Congrats to Ashley for making the most of her second chance.

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Post by Category 13 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:09 pm

Yea, Ashley.

Boo, the slow game play that shortchanged Dance Music.

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Re: Thursday, December 31, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by sarisson » Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:20 pm

Never thought of a gnu as an antelope, so I went with ibex. I bet gnash gnew the correct response.
I had $24,400 and 34 right. If "I'm a Barbie Girl" is too much information for the clue, then I'll have to deduct $1600. A quick search of the archive shows no other hits for that controversial dance hit, which is amazing considering how old that song is.
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Re: Thursday, December 31, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Vermonter » Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:46 pm

sarisson wrote:Never thought of a gnu as an antelope, so I went with ibex.
Good, glad I'm not the only one who thought ibex might be the correct response. (I ended up with gnu)

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