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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Wed May 18, 2016 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7303, 2016-05-18

2016 Power Players Week game 3.
From DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

CONTESTANTS
Jonathan Capehart, a journalist from Hardball and Morning Joe
Kate Bolduan, a correspondent and host from CNN's At This Hour
Louie C.K., a comedian from Louie and Horace and Pete

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny Gilbert. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for that very warm welcome. That's why I love D.C. Thank you. You're in for a good time today. Our three Power Players are, first of all, a gentleman who writes about the news. Then a lady who talks about the news on television. And then a fella who often is the news.

[Laughter]

Alex: So, Jonathan, Kate, and Louie, good luck to you. Let's play Jeopardy! Here comes the first round. And these are your categories, starting off with...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE (4/4) (Kate: Hopefully not.)
MUSICAL THEATER (5/5)
LOUIS, LOUIS (4/5)
STATE FACTS (4/5)
CEOs (0/0)
MULTIPLE CHOICE (4/4)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Kate: 9 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W
Louie: 6 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W
Jonathan: 6 R (including 2 rebounds), 2 W

Clues revealed: 23
Triple Stumpers: 2
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,200



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Kate: $1,800
Jonathan: $400
Louie: $200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Jonathan Capehart, you write for The Washington Post. You're no stranger to controversy. You've participated in sit-ins and things of that ilk. Are we becoming a more questioning society? And if we are, are we questioning the right things in America today?

Jonathan: Um, absolutely, I think we're becoming a more questioning society. Uh, social media has made it possible for folks to question me and Kate in real time while we're on the air or when things are published immediately. So yes, people are questioning. And that's a good thing.

Alex: Okay, now tell me about your charity, please.

Jonathan: So I'm playing for Sasha Bruce Youthwork. It's an organization here in Washington, D.C.

[Applause]

Jonathan: Uh, and it's an organization that improves the lives of homeless, runaway, abused, and neglected youth and their families, like I said, right here in Washington, D.C.

Alex: Okay, good for you.

Jonathan: Thank you.




Alex: Kate Bolduan.

Kate: Yes, sir.

Alex: Your co-host on CNN's morning show...

Kate: Mm-hmm.

Alex: ...appeared once on Celebrity Jeopardy! and I believe he won the game.

Kate: Did quite well.

Alex: Did--does that make for extra pressure on you here today?

Kate: Of course! Because if I would do well, we could be the Jeopardy! champions of TV news.

Alex: Okay, now tell me about your charity, please.

Kate: My charity is near and dear to my heart. It's Free Arts NYC. And through it, they--we provide underserved children and families, um, assistance through arts and educational programs, and mentoring through arts and education programs.

Alex: Good for you.

Kate: Thank you.

[Applause]




Alex: Louie C.K., you've won six Emmys, a Peabody, a SAG Award for your groundbreaking scripted comedy. You do great standup. I'm just wondering who were some of your inspirations?

Louie: Uh, Richard Pryor, I loved growing up, and George Carlin. Uh, Woody Allen for the filmmaking, and Alex Trebek is one of my biggest inspirations.

[Laughter]

Alex: I'm a real funny guy.

Louie: Yeah.

Alex: All right, tell me about your charity.

Louie: So the Fistula Foundation--

Alex: Ah.

Louie: --is a group of people who help women in poor countries who have been injured in childbirth, and it helps them get the medical attention they need and get them back on their feet.

Alex: That's not a well-known charity.

Louie: No, it's not.

Alex: Good for you.

Louie: That's why I'm here.

Alex: All right.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
LOUIS, LOUIS $200: With novels like "The Burning Hills" & "Silver Canyon", Louis L'Amour was a master of this fiction genre
(Louie: What is pulp fiction?)

STATE FACTS $1000: This Western state is last in population with around 580,000
(Jonathan: What is Montana?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Kate: $4,000
Louie: $3,800
Jonathan: $1,200

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Re: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Wed May 18, 2016 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
I HEART CAPES (3/5)
ART (2/4)
D.C. HISTORY (4/4, including 1 correct Daily Double)
WHAT'S "NEW"? (5/5)
CLASSIC MOVIE CHARACTERS (5/5)
DEEP THOUGHTS (3/4, including 1 correct Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Louie: 10 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Jonathan: 9 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Kate: 3 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 27
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Jonathan snagged the next Daily Double on the 25th clue. Louie had $11,800, Kate had $5,200, and Jonathan was at $6,800. Jonathan wagered $2,000.

D.C. HISTORY $1600: Washington originally included 2 port cities within its boundaries: Georgetown & this city that returned to Virginia in 1846
(Jonathan: I should've gone all the way.)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Louie who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 27th clue. Louie had $13,000, Kate had $5,200, and Jonathan was at $8,800. Louie wagered $5,000.

DEEP THOUGHTS $1600: Richard Nixon:
"When the president does it, that means that it is not ____"
(Louie: Uh... Like, I wanna do something dramatic, but I don't wanna ruin the...)
(Alex: Anything you do will be dramatic.)
[Alex reads the blank as
"this".]
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
I HEART CAPES $1200: There's Cape Horn & False Cape Horn at the bottom of this country on the west coast of South America
(Jonathan: What is Argentina?)

I HEART CAPES $2000: This "Cape" city in Southeastern Missouri is the hometown of Rush Limbaugh

DEEP THOUGHTS $800: Hiram Johnson:
"The first casualty when war comes is ____"
[Alex reads the blank as "this".]
(Kate: What is peace?)
(Jonathan: What is humanity?)

ART $1200: In 1987 his "Irises" sold at auction for a then-record $53.9 million
(Jonathan: Who is Monet?)

ART $1600: The 2 best-known paintings at the Huntington in California are "Pinkie" & this colorful Gainsborough kid

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Louie: $18,000 (lock game)
Jonathan: $8,800
Kate: $5,200

PREFINAL REMARKS
Jimmy: Daily Doubles have played a big role in today's game. Tomorrow's power players include Al Franken, Ana Navarro, and Sunny Hostin.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE SUPREME COURT

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; crush for second place.
Louie: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $399 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Jonathan: Wager $1,601 to cover Kate.
Kate: You have the hope of surpassing Jonathan for second place if you come up with the correct response or if your opponent fails to. Bet between $2,000 and $5,198.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
With the passing of Antonin Scalia, this Reagan appointee became the longest-tenured justice on the court

FINAL SCORES
Kate: $5,200 - $5,000 = $200 (Who souter) (3rd place)
Jonathan: $8,800 + $6,000 = $14,800 (Who is Anthony Kennedy) (2nd place)
Louie: $18,000 + $399 = $18,399 (Who is kennedy? Fis) (Winner)
(Alex: The correct response is someone who has often cast the deciding vote in Supreme Court decisions.)
...
(Louie: I was starting to write "Fistula". That's my charity.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $8,000

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Louie: $14,600, 16 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Jonathan: $8,400, 15 R (including 1 DD), 5 W
Kate: $5,200, 12 R, 3 W
Combined Coryat: $28,200

BATTING AVERAGES
Louie: 17/59 = .288
Jonathan: 16/59 = .271
Kate: 12/58 = .207
Team: 45/63 = .714

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
MUSICAL THEATER $200: This show's female lead was Carole Demas on Broadway, Olivia Newton-John on film & Julianne Hough live on TV
(Kate: What is "Greased Lightning"?)
...
(Kate: I thought you wanted the song.)

STATE FACTS $400: (David Muir presents the clue.) Martha Raddatz & I moderated both Democratic & Republican 2016 primary debates; they took ptace in this state, the host of the nation's first primary

STATE FACTS $600: Cue the deer & antelope--this is Kansas' state song
(Louie: Oh, boy. Uh, why did I ring in?)

IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE $400: The symbol for this element is He
(Alex: That is it with a minute to go.)

MULTIPLE CHOICE $1000: The only mammal:
wombat,
caiman,
weevil
(Jonathan: What is caiman?)

IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE $800: You dilute a solution by watering it down; you do this to your pupils, 1 letter different, by making them expand
(Kate: Dilute.)
...
(Kate: Oh, my God. I'm walking off the stage now.)
(Alex: Yeah, it's [*].)
(Kate: KATE BOLDUAN'S AN IDIOT for $500.)
(Alex: No, you don't have control of the board right now.)
[Laughter]
(Alex: I'm all for women's lib, but you're pushing it a little too far, Kate. Louie. Louie, make the selection.)

MULTIPLE CHOICE $600: The one that was the name of a pope:
George,
Ringo,
Paul
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

DEEP THOUGHTS $400: Heinrich Heine:
"Wherever they ____ books they will also, in the end, ____ human beings"
[Alex reads the blanks as "do this" and "do it".]

WHAT'S "NEW"? $1600: Here's our theme in this music style that first had a Grammy category in 1987

D.C. HISTORY $1200: Recently, D.C.'s Latino population has grown with a very large number from this smallest Central American nation by area
(Alex: Yes, with less than a minute to go.)

CORRECT RESPONSES
Western
Wyoming
Alexandria
illegal
Chile
Cape Girardeau
truth
Vincent van Gogh
The Blue Boy
Anthony Kennedy
Grease
New Hampshire
"Home On The Range"
helium
wombat
dilate
Paul
burn
New Age
El Salvador

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Wed May 18, 2016 11:31 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE SUPREME COURT

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
With the passing of Antonin Scalia, this Reagan appointee became the longest-tenured justice on the Court

Louie C.K.: 18000+399=18399 ($50,000)
Kate Bolduan: 5200-5000=200 ($10,000)
Jonathan Capehart: 8800+6000=14800 ($14,800)

Correct response:
Spoiler
Show
Anthony Kennedy (Kate - Souter)
Daily Doubles
Jonathan: 6800+2000
Louie: 13000+5000

Coryats
Louie: 14600
Kate: 5200
Jonathan: 8400

Combined: 28,200
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Re: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Abraxas » Wed May 18, 2016 7:34 pm

Congrats to Louis C.K. on winning. I had 46 correct responses including these triple stumpers: western, Wyoming, Chile, Cape Girardeau, van Gogh, and The Blue Boy. I also got FJ.

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Re: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Leander » Wed May 18, 2016 7:39 pm

You might pick a justice who is actually on the court, even if it's not the right one. That undercut a not bad performance.

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Re: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Woof » Wed May 18, 2016 8:14 pm

Much better than yesterday and Louis added humor to the proceedings.

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Re: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mfc248 » Wed May 18, 2016 8:23 pm

$29,600 today. Instaget on FJ, followed by running back the appointments to make sure I had it right ("two from Obama, two from Bush 43, two from Clinton, and... Thomas from Bush 41. Yep, that's it.")

When Louis hit the last Daily Double, I was saying to the TV, "this is the last clue - come on Louis, $5000, put it away." When his $399 on Final appeared, my first thought was that Vermonter said in yesterday's video he was looking forward to Louis's appearance - and he won't be disappointed.

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Re: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed May 18, 2016 8:42 pm

Well, this can't be worse than Tuesday's episode, right?

WLT "western" at $200?

I took a guess on the multiple choices and got all four wrong. Derp.

As much time as it ate up, I did laugh at Kate's ad-lib.

Cape was my first run in this tournament.

Deep Thoughts was complete guesswork IMO. No way are you getting any of those without context.

I predicted that I would not even have a guess on this FJ! NHO the correct response.
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Re: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by sarisson » Wed May 18, 2016 8:49 pm

$34,600 (43/1) and a lucky guess on FJ about 20 seconds in. I could see that clue going 1/3 on a regular episode.
The first round was pretty bad, but they finally figured out how to play in DJ. Some of those triple stumpers were quite painful (they didn't get Chile after Argentina was eliminated? Sigh.)
I wish the Power Players would get regular boards. Most of them would finish in the red, but it might prove to everyone that regular Jeopardy requires real skill.
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Re: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by goatman » Wed May 18, 2016 9:38 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Well, this can't be worse than Tuesday's episode, right?

WLT "western" at $200?
Louis L'Amour.

50R in spite of unrevealeds. Had to ponder this FJ, dithered over Clarence Thomas who I kept thinking was Reagan? or HGW Bush? DOh... go with Kennedy, I'm sure he's longest in office.

LT: Western, Wyoming lowest pop state; Van Gogh Irises; Gainsborough Blue Boy. Fun get of the game: NIxon; "When the President does it, it's not illegal!" :o
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Re: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by IronNeck » Wed May 18, 2016 10:31 pm

Before the game started, I was not only sure that Louis CK would win it, but that he would lock it, too. This, despite not being a fan of his stand-up.

Why? Because in interviews and documentaries, CK comes across as a reasonably intelligent, well-read individual. I had no familiarity with the other two, but if there is anything the first two Power Player games proved, it's that talking heads in the media are dumb as rocks.

Also, someone who reports on political news missing that FJ is absolutely shameful.

As for my performance, there were 3 clues on the first board I didn't answer correctly, and 5 on the Double Jeopardy board. So however many clues were read minus 8 correct total. And of course, FJ was another instant get.

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Post by IronNeck » Wed May 18, 2016 10:34 pm

Also, that Louis L'Amour clue amused me greatly, since I read extensively about his life last month.

It's crazy to think that someone who sold about 300 million novels during his lifetime and died not too long ago is practically unknown today.

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Post by MDaunt » Wed May 18, 2016 10:38 pm

This is why we get our news from comedians.

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Re: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by astrohip » Wed May 18, 2016 10:47 pm

sarisson wrote:I wish the Power Players would get regular boards. Most of them would finish in the red, but it might prove to everyone that regular Jeopardy requires real skill.
What would be the point? To be spiteful?

Any regular viewer is aware how "special" these type of events are.

These celebs didn't come up thru the ranks, didn't go to regional qualifiers, and probably aren't ardent viewers. They're doing it for fun, for the publicity, and to raise money for their charities. And for the most part, they're being good sports about it. Even when they clearly are screwing up.

Give 'em a break, and let them enjoy it.

Having said that, Tuesday's show was the most painful J I've seen in years... :roll:

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Re: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed May 18, 2016 10:59 pm

The J! round had 7 clues not played: CEOs, MULTIPLE CHOICE $400, IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE $600
The DJ! round had 3 clues not played: $2000 each in ART, D.C. HISTORY, DEEP THOUGHTS

So not counting the FJ! clue that is 50 clues played. Anyone with 50R, that's a perfecto. Congrats.

When I saw the FJ! category I tried to recall Scalia and the current 8. I failed that civics exercise in being unable to recall Stephen Breyer. When I saw the clue I knew it was Kennedy for sure as that came up a lot in the news earlier this year.

I'm glad the D.C. Daily Double was not the FJ! clue as I'm not sure I get Alexandria. It was definitely a fail with only DD time.

Yes, nice to see Louie put the game away with guts on his DD.

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Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed May 18, 2016 11:09 pm

Great job by Louie!

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Re: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by SlickRick87 » Wed May 18, 2016 11:43 pm

I don't have a whole lot in common with Louis CK, but we both bet the same on a Final Jeopardy! :D

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Re: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by ron » Thu May 19, 2016 1:52 am

Just got home after bar trivia tonight and watched this episode. 2 of our 18 questions tonight were somehow, improbably, also Jeopardy clues. Same info, same expected responses. My mind was blown.

edit: Boxing fist statue in Detroit? and Florida cape formerly Cape Kennedy? in case anyone was wondering.

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Re: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by brick » Thu May 19, 2016 8:40 am

That was fun! I, too was home saying "C'mon Louis! Bet big!" That was great!

I have a lot of love for Louis CK. I live in Staten Island and just after Hurricane Sandy he rented a local theater and did two shows back to back, donating every dollar of the gross ticket sales to local relief efforts. He covered the overhead out of his own pocket. Then he talked Chris Rock into coming out here to open for him. He also gave tickets to people who had losses in the storm. I honestly think he's a genuinely generous guy, and he put on a great show.

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Re: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Thu May 19, 2016 8:51 am

IronNeck wrote:I had no familiarity with the other two, but if there is anything the first two Power Player games proved, it's that talking heads in the media are dumb as rocks.
A) The fact that someone does not excel at Jeopardy does not mean they are dumb.
B) Can we not resort to the use of insulting phrases like that? Please review the Read This First post if you have any questions.

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