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Thursday, March 3, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7249, 2016-03-03

WE ASKED: Al Roker.

CONTESTANTS
Soumia Meiyappan, a research associate from Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Ted Dorsey, an author and educator from Los Angeles, California
Rachel Zoch, a writer and editor from Deer Park, Texas (whose 2-day cash winnings total $17,500)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thanks, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Well, it was close on yesterday's program, but a savvy wager in Final Jeopardy! enabled Rachel to remain champion. Today, she faces Soumia and Ted, the challengers. Welcome aboard. Good luck to all of you. Here we go. Let's find out what the categories are...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
CLEVER LOGOS (5/5)
BOOK SONGS (4/5)
ITALIAN, WITH THE SPEAKING (5/5)
YOU GET 95 YEARS (1/5)
TIME OFF (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Ted: 9 R, 0 W
Soumia: 10 R, 2 W
Rachel: 5 R, 1 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,400



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Soumia: $4,200
Ted: $2,400
Rachel: $1,800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Soumia Meiyappan is a fellow Canadian. She's from Brampton, Ontario, Canada. And I understand that people in your family have been Jeopardy! fans for a long time--your dad in particular, who would play against you. But he'd give you a handicap, right?

Soumia: That's right, Alex. Uh, when I was growing up, I wasn't as good at Jeopardy! as he was, and so he would always give me 15 extra points. And as the years went on, I started reading more, and I found I was doing a little bit better. And one day, I turned to him and I asked, "Would you like the 15-point handicap now?"

[Laughter]

Alex: And did he take it?

Soumia: He--yeah. Oh, yeah. [Laughs]

Alex: And you still beat him.

Soumia: I did. [Laughs]

Alex: Good for you.




Alex: Ted Dorsey...

Ted: Yes.

Alex: ...from Los Angeles. This young man has, I understand, an elaborate karaoke setup in your home. Tell me.

Ted: "Elaborate" is the right word for it.

Alex: Yeah?

Ted: Uh, we have over 100,000 songs.

Alex: Ooh.

Ted: Uh, we have a fog machine, we have stage lighting, and, uh, some costumes as well.

Alex: Oh, gosh. And who gets to play and sing and do all these things at your place?

Ted: I don't know. Do you wanna come over?

[Laughter]

Alex: Oh, you--you would not want me to sing. No matter how good the music was, uh, I would destroy it.

Ted: I heard that Johnny Gilbert sings.

Alex: Yes. Johnny Gilbert, great tenor, still.




Alex: Rachel Zoch is our champion. Take a close look at her, ladies and gentlemen.

[Rachel chuckles.]

Alex: You can tell she is addicted to lip gloss.

[Rachel laughs.]

Alex: How did that come about?

Rachel: I--I don't know. Um, but I had a conversation with a dear friend of mine, who's a nurse, one day, and she said, "I think you have a problem." Because I have four or five in my purse at any given time. There's one in my pocket right now.

Alex: Really?

Rachel: Yes. Um, there's a handful in my bedroom. There's a handful in my bathroom. There's one on my desk.

Alex: Hey, I got news for you--whatever makes you feel comfortable.

[Rachel laughs.]

Alex: That's all. And you don't have to explain to anyone.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Rachel found the Daily Double on the 28th clue. Rachel had $2,800, Ted had $3,200, and Soumia was at $4,800. Rachel wagered $1,000.

TIME OFF $800: It's a peaceful & happy interlude &, perhaps fittingly, a homophone of a word for "lazy"
(Rachel: [No response])
(Alex: Oh. Word for lazy would be "idle". I-D-L-E. And the word we're going for here is I-D-Y-L-L. [*].)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
BOOK SONGS $600: "I Could Write A Book" from "Pal Joey" has words by Lorenz Hart & music by this man

YOU GET 95 YEARS $400: 1595:
Commanding an Armada of English ships, he sails from Plymouth on his last voyage

YOU GET 95 YEARS $600: 1695:
This captain is commissioned to hunt pirates; he later becomes one

YOU GET 95 YEARS $800: 1395:
Tamerlane invades the Caucasus & takes the glitter off this horde
(Soumia: What is the Silk Road?)

YOU GET 95 YEARS $1000: 1895:
J'accuse the French army of stripping this man of his rank in a public ceremony
(Soumia: Who is Zola?)
...
(Alex: Zola wrote about him. Brought attention to him.)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Soumia: $4,800
Ted: $4,400
Rachel: $1,800

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Post by Archivists » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
NONFICTION (4/5)
SCARLETT JOHANSSON ROLES (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double) (Alex: ...we want you to name the movie.)
WORLD RELIGION (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
"UNK" IN THE TRUNK (5/5)
BRIDGE ON THE RIVER (5/5)
KAUAI (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Soumia: 10 R (including 2 rebounds), 3 W (including 2 DDs)
Rachel: 9 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W
Ted: 7 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,600



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Soumia snagged the next Daily Double on the 5th clue. Rachel had $1,400, Ted had $4,400, and Soumia was at $5,600. Soumia wagered $2,000.

SCARLETT JOHANSSON ROLES $800: An artificially intelligent operating system
(Soumia: Who is Lucy?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Soumia who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 11th clue. Rachel had $200, Ted had $4,400, and Soumia was at $8,800. Soumia wagered $2,200.

WORLD RELIGION $1600: From the Arabic for "master" & also starting with "M", it's a teacher or leader in Islam
(Soumia: [Clicks tongue] What is mustafa?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
NONFICTION $800: Andrew Young's "The Politician" is about this scandal-plagued presidential candidate, to whom Young was an aide

WORLD RELIGION $800: The Abhidharma Pitaka is one of the "baskets", or texts, of this religion
(Soumia: What is Hinduism?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Soumia: $12,600
Rachel: $12,600
Ted: $10,000

PREFINAL REMARKS
Alex: And guess what? That puts you into a tie with Soumia. Ted not that far behind. Anyone's game.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN HISTORY

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Tortoise and the hares.
Soumia: You can't let Tortoise Ted or Hare Rachel catch up to you. Bet $12,600.
Rachel: Don't get caught napping. Wager all $12,600.
Ted: Slow and steady wins the race. Risk $2,601.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In the 1690s its legislature referred to this place as "his Majesty's ancient colony and dominion"

FINAL SCORES
Ted: $10,000 - $2,615 = $7,385 (What is Massachusetts?) (2nd place)
Rachel: $12,600 + $12,599 = $25,199 (What is Virginia?) (17501-day champion: $25,199)
Soumia: $12,600 - $12,600 = $0 (What is Jamestown?) (3rd place)
(Alex: [To Rachel] The Old Dominion.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $5,000

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Soumia: $16,800, 20 R, 5 W (including 2 DDs)
Rachel: $13,600, 14 R, 3 W (including 1 DD)
Ted: $10,000, 16 R, 2 W
Combined Coryat: $40,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Soumia: 20/60 = .333
Ted: 16/58 = .276
Rachel: 15/59 = .254
Team: 51/63 = .810

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
CLEVER LOGOS $200: A gorilla & a lioness face each other on either side of the tree in the logo for the zoo in this Steel City

CLEVER LOGOS $600: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, GA.) Called "the Widget", Delta Airlines' corporate logo is designed to resemble both the swept wings of a jet flying overheard & the fourth letter of this alphabet

FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR $1000: The legacy of this Canadian, who died in 1981, lives on in scholarships in his name, for youngsters who help others
(Alex: Yes. I knew you wouldn't miss that one if you rang in first.)

NONFICTION $400: First published in 1997, this Mitch Albom work was the nonfiction bestseller of the year for 1999
(Rachel: Who are The Five People You See in Heaven?)
(Ted: Who are The Five People You Meet in Heaven?)

SCARLETT JOHANSSON ROLES $2000: In 2014, a woman who gets superhuman abilities from a powerful synthetic drug
(Alex: Now is the time for that. You were just a little early, that's all.)

WORLD RELIGION $1200: Though part of the Hindu Trinity with Shiva & Vishnu, he has only a handful of temples in all of India
(Rachel: Who is Ganesha?)

KAUAI $1200: One look at Waimea Canyon & you'll see why it's called this of the Pacific, after a mainland natural wonder

"UNK" IN THE TRUNK $800: This term for a dilapidated old auto like my '52 Chrysler refers to the sound it makes
(Ted: What is a junker?)

"UNK" IN THE TRUNK $2000: It's the activity the explorers here are practicing

NONFICTION $1200: (Hi. I'm Al Roker.) In my book "The Storm of the Century", I telI about the dealiest natural disaster in U.S. history, a monstrous hurricane in 1900 that nearly wiped this Texas seaport off the map

KAUAI $2000: In the movie version of "South Pacific", Kauai's beautiful North Shore was used as this exotic isle

CORRECT RESPONSES
idyll
Richard Rodgers
Sir Francis Drake
Captain Kidd
the Golden Horde
Alfred Dreyfus
Her
mullah
John Edwards
Buddhism
Virginia
Pittsburgh
the Greek alphabet
Terry Fox
Tuesdays with Morrie
Lucy
Brahma
the Grand Canyon
a clunker
spelunking
Galveston
Bali Ha'i

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:31 am

American History

In the 1690s its legislature referred to this place as "his majesty's ancient colony and dominion"
SpoilerShow
What is Virginia? Ted had Massachusetts; Soumia had Jamestown
Soumia Meiyappan: $12,600-$12,600=$0

Ted Dorsey: $10,000-$2,615=$7,385

Rachel Zoch: $12,600+$12,599=$25,199; 3-day $42,699
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Re: Thursday, March 3, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by SlickRick87 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:12 pm

36/60. Rough. Got 2 of the 3 DD's (missed Mullah).

Got Francis Drake, Golden Horde, and Buddhism among the Triple Stumpers.

Instaget on the FJ for me. Almost went with Soumia's answer, but as a college sports fan, I was familiar with Old Dominion University, and used that as my logic to get the answer.

Rachel continues her run and more than doubles her winnings. Bravo!

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Post by econgator » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:28 pm

SlickRick87 wrote:Rachel continues her run and more than doubles her winnings. Bravo!
There's nothing "Bravo" about that moronic bet. I really wish Soumia had gotten it correct.

Now the John Edwards clue -- that was undervalued.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:29 pm

So on the one hand, roaring comeback, and a single get. Yay! On the other hand...tied for the lead, and she holds back a dollar. Sigh. Why didn't Soumia get it right? Such wagering needs to be swiftly punished, in order to teach others.

Instaget FJ. I thought for sure 'dominion' was a big enough hint to make it a triple get.
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Re: Thursday, March 3, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Golf » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:29 pm

Not exactly an auspicious start when Hart's musical partner is a TS.

Nice job by Ted with 6 clues left and wanting to switch categories for not going to the top of the category, the only box known not to have the uncovered DD.

LOL at Rachel wagering $1k on the clue 28 DD. Then LOL at Soumia wagering $2k on a 2nd row DD in a category she obviously liked.

Thought it odd that Cosmos=Carl Sagan and study of caves=spelunking were $2k clues.

Rachel's FJ wager almost made me physically ill. Would have loved to see Soumia (a Canadian) get it, win by a dollar, and do a superior dance in front of Rachel's podium.

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Post by OSXpert » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:30 pm

Oops - I also said Jamestown.

I was very happy to get Marcus Garvey, as I share a last name with him.

The winner's FJ wager was.......uhhhh.......yeah.

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Post by Abraxas » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:31 pm

Congrats to Rachel on her third win, and for making a great comeback after being in third place after the first round. I had 40 correct responses including three triple stumpers: Richard Rodgers, Sir Francis Drake, and Captain Kidd. Instaget FJ.

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Post by danspartan » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:33 pm

911. Wellness check to Keith's house.

Bad bets two days in a row but still two wins.

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Post by mpahu » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:34 pm

That wager. Woof. I was disappointed we wouldn't get a regular season tiebreaker, but that was even more disappointing.

Instaget FJ, mostly for knowing where Old Dominion University is.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:41 pm

Clever Logos was an almost insultingly easy run.

Buonasera was my only miss in the Italian category. I thought that was a bit unfair since it was the only one that actually required you to know Italian, when all the others could be puzzled out (for instance, even if you didn't outright know "verde" = "green" due to the Spanish word for "green" being exactly the same, you could've puzzled it out by seeing its resemblance to "verdant" or "viridian").

Good Behavior and 95 Years were entirely over my head. And judging from the stand-and-stares there, I'm guessing it was a little on the tough side.

NHO any of those Scarlett Johansson movies.

Garden Isle was obscure for $400 in my opinion. It has only two other hits in the archive: a stand-and-stare at the bottom box in 1997, and a fourth box in 2013.

I expected an overturn on "junker". "Flunky" was my only miss and NHOI in the category.

WLT Thames in Bridges for $400?

I know that Virginia is the Old Dominion, in part because the band Old Dominion is from Virginia. But it didn't stick out to me as a key word in this clue, so I insta-missed with Jamestown.
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Post by econgator » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:43 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote: I expected an overturn on "junker".
"Junk" is not a sound, "clunk" is.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:45 pm

econgator wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote: I expected an overturn on "junker".
"Junk" is not a sound, "clunk" is.
Ah, I missed "sound" in the clue.
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Post by Elijah Baley » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:58 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:So on the one hand, roaring comeback, and a single get. Yay! On the other hand...tied for the lead, and she holds back a dollar. Sigh. Why didn't Soumia get it right? Such wagering needs to be swiftly punished, in order to teach others.

Instaget FJ. I thought for sure 'dominion' was a big enough hint to make it a triple get.
Same here. I'm kind of shocked that two people missed it. I can sort of see Massachusetts because of Plymouth, but I thought Old Dominion was pretty well known as Virginia.

And same on the wager; what could possibly have been the thinking there?

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Post by TreeOfHeaven » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:06 pm

Glad I wasn't the only one thinking, "LAWD, what'll Vermonter say about that wager?"
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Re: Thursday, March 3, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by skullturf » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:16 pm

I got this FJ because of the expression "Old Dominion", but I was mildly worried that they might have wanted someplace that was named for a king.

I also thought a date in the 1600s made it very likely to be either in Virginia or Massachusetts.

Luckily, I went with Virginia, thinking that Virginia itself was likely to be referred to as a "dominion".

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Post by Jeff-thecdboy » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:41 pm

This reminded me of Eric Berman's fifth game from Jul. 1987 where the winning contestant was the one that made the worst wager:

Dale (a man): $2,800 - $2,799 = $1
David: $3,800 - $3,700 = $100
Eric: $3,800 - $3,800 = $0

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Post by The Talking Mime » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:42 pm

I saw the line "his majesty's ancient colony and dominion" and thought that they were referring to a place named after a male monarch. Thus, I said Jamestown as well. Virginia crossed my mind, though.

Congrats again to Rachel, but yeah, she seems to be really lucking out so far.
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Post by CailinGaoilge » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:49 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
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WLT Thames in Bridges for $400?
Southwark is a very well-known borough in south London and one of the oldest parts of the city - it's actually mentioned in the Domesday Book. It also contains Southwark Cathedral.

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