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Friday, January 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7205, 2016-01-01

CONTESTANTS
Carl Holmgren, an investment advisor from Kalamazoo, Michigan
Deborah Henry, a retired attorney from Maineville, Ohio
Ashley Wilson, an organization development consultant from Alexandria, Virginia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $21,601)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Happy New Year, ladies and gentlemen. And I hope it turns out to be a great year for all of you. It is starting well for Ashley, our champion. As you saw, she's won over $20,000 and would dearly like to add to that total today. But to do that, she has to defeat the newcomers, Deborah and Carl. So I'll wish all three of you good luck and put you to work now in the Jeopardy! Round. Only one Jeopardy! Daily Double in this round, and it'll appear in one of these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
A NEW BABY (5/5)
FAMOUS BELLS (5/5)
BRIT SPEAK (5/5)
OFFBEAT MUSEUMS (3/5)
STATE CAPITAL RIVERS (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
JUST IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Carl: 10 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Ashley: 11 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Deborah: 6 R (including 2 rebounds), 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,200



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Ashley found the Daily Double on the 9th clue. Ashley was in the hole with -$200, Deborah had $1,200, and Carl was at $1,800. Ashley wagered $1,000.

STATE CAPITAL RIVERS $600: The Mississippi River--2 cities at opposite ends of the river

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Deborah: $3,400
Carl: $2,400
Ashley: $400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: The first player we introduce on the program today, Carl Holmgren, has an interesting job. He is a former toothpaste formulation specialist. What exactly does that mean, Carl?

Carl: That means I have forgotten more about what goes into a tube of toothpaste than most people will ever know.

[Laughter]

Alex: What's the most important thing that should be in our toothpaste?

Carl: Fluoride.

Alex: That's it?

Carl: That's it.

Alex: Okay. Good for you. You're getting the message across.




Alex: Deborah Henry, a retired attorney from Maineville, Ohio, who, along with members of her family, has a total of over 100 years working for the same company. What kind of work are we talking about?

Deborah: Yes, that's right.

Alex: What's the company?

Deborah: It was a public utility.

Alex: And years and years of family members working there?

Deborah: Yes, yes. My father, his brother, two of my cousins, and myself, and altogether, we have over a hundred years experience.

Alex: And is the company still in business, or has it folded?

Deborah: It is still in business, but it's part of a larger organization now. It's been bought and merged. Yes.

Alex: All right.




Alex: Ashley Wilson is our champion. She is from Virginia, and there's a little bit of country music in the lady's background, according to her grandparents.

Ashley: Yes. They're--uh, my grandparents were friends with Roy Clark, the hall of fame country music singer. Um, when he was trying to make it in music before he got big, uh, he became friends with my grandparents. He saw--actually, the way they met was, my grandfather was riding down the road on his motorcycle, standing up, and Roy Clark passed in his truck and said, "I gotta meet that guy", and flagged him over to the side of the road and introduced himself, and that's how they because friends.

Alex: He should've written a song about him, too.

Ashley: I'm not sure that he didn't. I should look.

Alex: "Riding Down The Road On My Harley, Standing Up".

[Laughter]

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
STATE CAPITAL RIVERS $1000: The Chattahoochee River

OFFBEAT MUSEUMS $400: An Alameda, California museum has dozens of these recreational machines, with & without flippers

OFFBEAT MUSEUMS $800: An Osaka museum honoring this instant food product, invented in 1958, is seen here

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Ashley: $6,000
Carl: $5,400
Deborah: $3,400

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Double Jeopardy! Round

Post by Archivists » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:30 am

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:31 am

The 18th Century

In 1765 Britain's PM said, after all we've done for the colonies, if they whine aboout this law, they'll whine abut anything.
SpoilerShow
What is the Stamp Act? Carl had "tea tax".
Carl Holmgren: $9,800-$9,401=$399

Deborah Henry: $15,400+$4,201=$19,601

Ashley Wilson: $19,200+$11,601=now a 2 day champion with $30,801
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Re: Friday, January 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by WooWho? » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:28 pm

R1, Offbeat Museums, $800: could you make a case for accepting 'udon' if one of the containers they showed in the picture clearly said 'udon' (うどん) in hiragana? I was quickly trying to look over it and didn't see 'ramen' (ラーメン) anywhere on the container. Udon and ramen are two distinct kinds of noodles (I'd even argue two different dishes), and instant udon is also a thing.

Began to think 'Intolerable Acts' for FJ!, then switched gears to the Stamp Act about 20 seconds in.
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Post by econgator » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:29 pm

WooWho? wrote:Began to think 'Intolerable Acts' for FJ!, then switched gears to the Stamp Act about 20 seconds in.
I had Stamp Act right off, and as the clue specified "law" and not "laws" I saw no reason to go to the Intolerable/Coercive Acts.

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Post by Abraxas » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:30 pm

Ashley played a great game; congrats to her on her second win. I had 49 correct responses including three triple stumpers: Atlanta, pinball machines, and Frigga. I also got FJ.

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Post by mfc248 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:57 pm

40 R / 4 W / $27,400.

Lach Trash: pinball, ramen.

Instaget FJ off the year 1765.

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Re: Friday, January 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by skullturf » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:00 pm

Did anyone make the same mistake I did on the lunchbox clue in the unusual museums category?

I thought: Something containing food that has a comic book character on it? Must be Pez dispensers!

(I agree that lunchboxes is a better answer, because the clue said "container", but nevertheless, Pez dispensers are the first thing that popped into my head.)

I got FJ, but was mildly worried I was overlooking another law that specifically mentioned tea.

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Post by BennyBXB » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:03 pm

Lots to talk about today! The carousel finally ends with a huge win for Ashley, first off. Maybe we'll see an extended run to start the year?

Got 35 right today, with no negs. Either this was a pretty easy game or I got much smarter in my sleep.

And I've decided that I'm going to start tracking my Coryat scores this year. Starting next week, all the way through to December. Maybe. That's my New Year's Resolution, so with my record it'll probably last three weeks. But I'm gonna try!
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Re: Friday, January 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkyMarkm » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:06 pm

I thought this game was too easy, far easier than Tuesday's game, and the Indonesia DD was ridic over-valued.

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Re: Friday, January 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Linear Gnome » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:12 pm

skullturf wrote:Did anyone make the same mistake I did on the lunchbox clue in the unusual museums category?

I thought: Something containing food that has a comic book character on it? Must be Pez dispensers!

(I agree that lunchboxes is a better answer, because the clue said "container", but nevertheless, Pez dispensers are the first thing that popped into my head.)
Yup.

I also said Freya instead of Frigg, which I think is wrong but I'm not sure. Based on a cursory search, there seems to be ambiguity on Frigg vs. Freyja. Judges?

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Post by zakharov » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:14 pm

"Here's a picture of Frederick Douglass, who is he?"

That's Kids Week material.
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Re: Friday, January 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Rafferty Barnes » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:38 pm

Linear Gnome wrote:I also said Freya instead of Frigg, which I think is wrong but I'm not sure. Based on a cursory search, there seems to be ambiguity on Frigg vs. Freyja. Judges?
Well, according to Wikipedia, "modern forms of the name include Freya, Freija, Frejya, Freyia, Fröja, Frøya, Frøjya, Freia, Freja, Frua and Freiya" so I'd say yes.

Congratulations to Ashley on her second win. Somehow I feel there's an alternate timeline where this was her fourth.

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:40 pm

Coryat: $34,800
46 R/5 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Atlanta, pinball machines, ramen

Two very easy DDs in DJ! "Who is this a picture of?" and "What country is Bali a part of?"
WooWho? wrote:R1, Offbeat Museums, $800: could you make a case for accepting 'udon' if one of the containers they showed in the picture clearly said 'udon' (うどん) in hiragana? I was quickly trying to look over it and didn't see 'ramen' (ラーメン) anywhere on the container. Udon and ramen are two distinct kinds of noodles (I'd even argue two different dishes), and instant udon is also a thing.
I imagine they'd have to accept it. All but one of the containers in the middle row--and, more importantly, both of the containers featured in the close-up--are of udon. (For that matter, at least the first two on the bottom row are curry noodles.)
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Re: Friday, January 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by WooWho? » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:44 pm

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WooWho? wrote:Began to think 'Intolerable Acts' for FJ!, then switched gears to the Stamp Act about 20 seconds in.
I had Stamp Act right off, and as the clue specified "law" and not "laws" I saw no reason to go to the Intolerable/Coercive Acts.
That was the exact reason I had switched. Saw "law," singular, in the clue and thought, "Wait, why would it be those if the clue specified a singular?"

Ashley certainly is making the most of her second chance, isn't she? She didn't strike me as a particularly strong player at first, but yesterday and today proved that she could probably hold her own for another day or two.
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Post by Category 13 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:50 pm

Too bad Debrah had to go home after that strong game.
I was impressed by her get on School's Out. Even though that song is over 40 years old, she didn't look 'youthful' enough to know Alice Cooper songs. Makes me feel really old. My astonishment meter pegged though, when she came up with Hank Greenburgh. I would have bit so hard with Ty Cobb on that clue. Neg bait IMO.

I'm OK with Ashley winning more games but I have one complaint about her. Does every response have to be in the form of a guess? It sounds like she is doubting herself on nearly every answer and this is starting to drive me batty.

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Post by MitchO » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:54 pm

skullturf wrote:I thought: Something containing food that has a comic book character on it? Must be Pez dispensers!
No, because I've been to the Pez Museum in Connecticut. To date, it's the single only time a billboard on the side of the expressway has actually gotten me to pull off during a trip and visit the tourist trap. :)

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Post by OSXpert » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:00 pm

GF also said Pez and that seemed good enough to me.

I said Stamp Act and felt good until he said "And they did something about it..." and I thought I missed some tea thing, but thankfully I was locked in already at that point.

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Post by econgator » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:02 pm

Rafferty Barnes wrote:
Linear Gnome wrote:I also said Freya instead of Frigg, which I think is wrong but I'm not sure. Based on a cursory search, there seems to be ambiguity on Frigg vs. Freyja. Judges?
Well, according to Wikipedia, "modern forms of the name include Freya, Freija, Frejya, Freyia, Fröja, Frøya, Frøjya, Freia, Freja, Frua and Freiya" so I'd say yes.
Probably, yeah. Frea is one of the acceptable other names of Frigg and there's some debate over whether the two are the same or at least have quite a bit of overlap.

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Post by zakharov » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:02 pm

Category 13 wrote:Too bad Debrah had to go home after that strong game.
I was impressed by her get on School's Out. Even though that song is over 40 years old, she didn't look 'youthful' enough to know Alice Cooper songs. Makes me feel really old. My astonishment meter pegged though, when she came up with Hank Greenburgh. I would have bit so hard with Ty Cobb on that clue. Neg bait IMO.
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