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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:30 am
by Archivists
Game Recap for Show #7313, 2016-06-01

CONTESTANTS
Liz Miles, a doctoral candidate in anthropology from New Haven, Connecticut
Kelly Bayles, a librarian from Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tim Mercure, a graduate student in mathematics from Washington, D.C. (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,401)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thanks you, Johnny. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our show. A little bit of knowledge about the duck-billed platypus and a good guess helped make Tim our champion on yesterday's program. What will happen today as he faces Liz and Kelly? We'll start finding out right now. Good luck. Here we go. Tim, you get to select first from these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
NAME'S THE SAME (5/5)
"UCK"Y STUFF (4/5)
IVY LEAGUE (5/5)
THE MOVIE ACTOR'S ROLE (5/5)
PRESIDENTS FROM OHIO (4/4, including 1 correct Daily Double)
GEOGRAPHY IN RHYME (3/5) (Alex: You have to identify the country for us.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Liz: 10 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Tim: 11 R, 2 W
Kelly: 5 R (including 1 DD), 1 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,600



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Tim: $4,000
Liz: $2,200
Kelly: $1,600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Liz Miles is a doctoral candidate in anthropology who is doing research now on Japanese men and theories of masculinity.

Liz: That's right.

Alex: What have you discovered?

Liz: I've discovered, of course, there's a lot of variety as in elsewhere. And I think the media reports get a lot wrong about Japanese men. It's very negative, I find.

Alex: Okay, give me one--just one point about it.

Liz: I think there's a lot of claims going around that Japanese men don't have sex, and... [Laughs] Um, am I allowed to say that?

Alex: Yes!

Liz: Oh, okay. Um...

[Laughter]

Alex: I'm all ears now.

Liz: And I--because, I mean, I wasn't doing that kind of research, but I found, you know, it depends on how we define sex. So...

Alex: Okay. It always--

Liz: You have to read the dissertation, Alex.

Alex: It always comes around to that, doesn't it?




Alex: All right, Kelly Bayles is a librarian. Not only a librarian, but a youth librarian.

Kelly: Yes.

Alex: Which means you do what exactly?

Kelly: Um, I do programming for teens and go out and visit schools. And one of the things I am doing now is I'm running a book suggestion program for teens, so...

Alex: But do the teens read books?

Kelly: They do!

Alex: Or do they get all of their information from cellphones?

Kelly: No. [Chuckles] The Internet. No, they do. They are reading. There's a lot going on in young adult literature right now, so...

Alex: 'Cause that's one of the delights of life, picking up a book...

Kelly: Oh, absolutely.

Alex: ...sitting down, and reading it.

Kelly: Yeah, I totally agree.

Alex: Okay, good.




Alex: Tim Mercure is our champion. He's a graduate student in mathematics. And once built an igloo...

Tim: Yep. It was--

Alex: ...that was big enough to stand up in.

Tim: Yeah.

Alex: Where was this?

Tim: This was--this was in Baltimore in about, uh, 2010 when we had the Snowpocalypse that hit.

Alex: Uh-huh.

Tim: We had a couple feet of snow, so me and some friends got together, and we got a bunch of big, like, big crates and we filled them with snow to make bricks. And we made a igloo large enough that a normal-sized human being could stand in.

Alex: That's a great story.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Kelly found the Daily Double on the 26th clue. Tim had $6,200, Kelly had $2,400, and Liz was at $4,000. Kelly wagered $500.

PRESIDENTS FROM OHIO $400: His earlier career included stints as U.S. Solicitor General & judge of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court
(Alex: Answer there--the Daily Double. And it'll give you a chance to move up. We have less than a minute to go, though, Kelly.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
GEOGRAPHY IN RHYME $400: Oran on the sea /
Then off to Adrar for me /
Farther east, you got Syria /
But we're staying here in...
(Tim: What is Syria--uh, Liberia?)

GEOGRAPHY IN RHYME $800: Uttaradit & Surin were places to go /
In Hua Hin, what a fabulous show /
I was out on tour with my band /
In the country of...

"UCK"Y STUFF $400: In 1719 James Figg became the first English boxing champion, fighting in this hyphenated style

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Liz: $6,000
Tim: $6,000
Kelly: $1,900

Re: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:30 am
by Archivists
DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
WORLD OF POETRY (3/4)
LEFTOVERS (4/5) (Alex: A little bit of everything.)
THE 2015 IG NOBEL PRIZES (2/4)
EPONYMS (2/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
TELE-NOVELAS (5/5)
"CL"ASSICAL MUSIC (3/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Kelly: 13 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Tim: 5 R (including 1 rebound), 3 W (including 1 DD)
Liz: 1 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 8
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $10,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Kelly snagged the next Daily Double on the 2nd clue. Tim had $6,000, Kelly had $2,300, and Liz was at $6,000. Kelly wagered $1,000.

"CL"ASSICAL MUSIC $800: The original title of this Debussy piece is translated as "Pierrot vexed by the Moon"

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Tim who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 18th clue. Tim had $8,400, Kelly had $13,700, and Liz was at $6,000. Tim wagered $5,000.

EPONYMS $1200: An inventor,
a Jetta propulsion system
(Tim: What is Touareg?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
"CL"ASSICAL MUSIC $1200: The metronomic strains in this Haydn symphony might help you with its "timely" title

"CL"ASSICAL MUSIC $1600: This pianist became an American hero when he won the international Tchaikovsky competition in 1958

LEFTOVERS $2000: After nearly 28 years in a coma, this heiress & "Reversal of Fortune" subject finally succumbed on Dec. 6, 2008

EPONYMS $400: A Greek Titan,
a geographic volume

EPONYMS $2000: A Russian scientist,
a "The Day the Earth Stood Still" musical instrument

THE 2015 IG NOBEL PRIZES $1200: Chemistry: for "Shear-Stress-Mediated Refolding of Proteins from Aggregates and Inclusion Bodies", or unboiling this
(Tim: What is food?)

THE 2015 IG NOBEL PRIZES $1600: Medicine: studying "the Biomedical Benefits or... Consequences of Intense" this activity, aka osculation
(Tim: What is eye-rolling?)

WORLD OF POETRY $800: Written by a Persian poet, "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" is a collection of rubai, these 4-line verses
(Alex: Less than a minute now, Kelly.)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Kelly: $16,900 (lock game)
Liz: $7,600
Tim: $4,200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
COLLEGE TEAM SPORTS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; crush for second place.
Kelly: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $1,699 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Liz: Wager $801 to cover Tim.
Tim: You have the hope of surpassing Liz for second place if you come up with the correct response or if your opponent fails to. Bet between $2,600 and $4,198.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The USA's first intercollegiate athletic event was in 1852 in this, which as a sport goes back to at least the Middle Ages

FINAL SCORES
Tim: $4,200 - $2,601 = $1,599 (What is javelin?) (3rd place)
Liz: $7,600 - $3,000 = $4,600 (What is fencing?) (2nd place)
Kelly: $16,900 - $0 = $16,900 (What is javelin?) (New champion: $16,900)
(Alex: [To Tim] Let's take a look at your response to this team sport. You said, "What is javelin?" I see. I throw, you catch. No, that's wrong.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $12,400

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Kelly: $16,600, 18 R (including 2 DDs), 2 W
Tim: $9,200, 16 R, 5 W (including 1 DD)
Liz: $7,600, 11 R, 0 W
Combined Coryat: $33,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Kelly: 18/60 = .300
Tim: 16/59 = .271
Liz: 11/58 = .190
Team: 45/63 = .714

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
"UCK"Y STUFF $200: Guests are arriving for this type of dinner

IVY LEAGUE $1000: The colorful ivy seen here is called the Virginia this, which sounds like a sneaky person

PRESIDENTS FROM OHIO $1000: In 1879 he signed a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the U.S. Supreme Court
(Tim: Who is Grant?)
(Kelly: Who is Cleveland?)

TELE-NOVELAS $2000: "Dragonfly in Amber", the second novel in this series, is Season 2 of the TV show as Claire & Jamie flee Scotland
(Alex: You did well in the category.)
[Applause for Kelly's run of the category]
(Alex: Look at that. You're in the lead now. Almost twice as much as your opponents. Pick again for us.)

THE 2015 IG NOBEL PRIZES $800: Literature: for finding this 3-letter palindrome of bafflement "Seems to Exist in Every Human Language"
(Kelly: What is wow?)

WORLD OF POETRY $1600: A clever pun says that Paul Verlaine "was always chasing" these, referring to a fellow French poet
(Alex: Yes. "Always chasing rainbows.")

WORLD OF POETRY $2000: This country's poet known as Odidere Ayekooto, "the loquacious parrot", is a rock star among his yoruba people
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
Taft
Algeria
Thailand
bare-knuckled
"Clair De Lune"
Diesel
"The Clock" symphony
Van Cliburn
Sunny von Bulow
Atlas
Theremin
the egg
kissing
quatrains
rowing
potluck
creeper
Hayes
Outlander
huh
Rimbaud
Nigeria

Final Jeopardy! Round

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:31 am
by theFJguy
FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
COLLEGE TEAM SPORTS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The USA’s first intercollegiate athletic event was in 1852 in this, which as a sport goes back to at least the Middle Ages

Tim Mercure: 4200-2601=1599
Kelly Bayles: 16900-0=16900 (New Champ)
Liz Miles: 7600-3000=4600

Correct response:
Spoiler
Show
rowing (Tim - javelin) (Kelly - javelin) (Liz - fencing)
Daily Doubles
Kelly: 2400+500
Kelly: 2300+1000
Tim: 8400-5000

Coryats
Tim: 9200
Kelly: 16600
Liz: 7600

Combined: 33,400

Re: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:56 pm
by skrambler
Kelly must have done some thumb workouts between rounds, because she destroyed the buzzer in DJ.

Re: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:23 pm
by Carpe Diem
Please won't someone make a GIF of Alex's kissy face?

Re: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:31 pm
by Bamaman
When she made a small bet in a slam dunk category like Ohio Presidents and then trailed badly after the first round, I did not expect a lock game for Liz.

If you don't know you don' know, but team javelin? I got it right as that fact was somewhere in my memory bank though I suspect it polls low. I wonder how it would do on Sports Jeopardy.

My boss is Japanese. I'll have to ask him if it is true he doesn't have sex.

Re: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:07 pm
by opusthepenguin
That FJ was riDICulous. Goes back "at least to the middle ages"?!?!! Why would I pick rowing? I assume competitive rowing goes back to prehistoric times. Am I supposed to know that we happen not to have any accounts of rowing competitions in, say, the Roman Empire or the Shang Dynasty?

My guess was jousting because then it makes sense that they threw in the medieval reference even if they had to fudge a bit. My second guess was lacrosse because sometimes the writers can be jerks obscure. My third guess was NOT going to be rowing because, even though I know that sometimes the writers can be lunatics, I have no way of predicting how that lunacy will manifest itself.

Re: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:19 pm
by grindcore
Bamaman wrote:When she made a small bet in a slam dunk category like Ohio Presidents and then trailed badly after the first round, I did not expect a lock game for Liz.
But how did you feel about Kelly's chances?

Instaget FJ for me. Old-timey collegiate team sport? Rowing. Agree that "going back to at least the middle ages" has no place in a FJ! clue though.

Re: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:27 pm
by corvo
Another terrible FJ, IMO. WTF is going on with the writers?

Why would rowing be naturally linked to the Middle Ages?

Re: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:28 pm
by econgator
corvo wrote:Another terrible FJ, IMO. WTF is going on with the writers?
Yeah, that clue sucked.

I went with tennis.

But seriously, javelin? Ok....

Re: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:29 pm
by xxaaaxx
So they didn't row before the Middle Ages!? Whatever. I went with lacrosse. I guess this was a YEKIO...GFY. At least that's what I felt the writers were telling us.

Did they turn off the other players' buzzers between rounds? Right out of the gate in DJ it was like Kelly was the only one playing. Impressive.

Re: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:35 pm
by Abraxas
Congrats to Kelly on the win. I had 44 correct responses including these triple stumpers: Algeria, Thailand, bare-knuckled, Clock Symphony, Van Cliburn, Sunny von Bulow, atlas, diesel, theremin, kissing, and quatrains. I also got FJ.

Re: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:43 pm
by mfc248
The year eliminated football (1869) and I thought baseball wasn't developed enough by 1852. I was thinking sailing, and that got me close enough to remember that the British Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race dated to the late 1830s. Based on that, 1852 sounded about right for the Harvard-Yale Regatta.

Re: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:59 pm
by 9021amyers
I knew college football began in 1869, and baseball felt a little young for the 1852, so I thought about what was older than baseball, and guessed cricket.

Re: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:00 pm
by doihavetoreally
One more vote for
- how did Kelley end up with lock with that DD betting? Congrats btw.
- what was that FJ?

Re: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:03 pm
by Bamaman
xxaaaxx wrote:So they didn't row before the Middle Ages!? Whatever. I went with lacrosse. I guess this was a YEKIO...GFY. At least that's what I felt the writers were telling us.
I did get it right, but I agree it was a bad clue. I knew rowing was the first college sporting event, but I found it odd there were no rowing races (or did they mean just rowing in general) prior to the Middle Ages.

Re: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:05 pm
by OSXpert
maybe the earlier swashbuckler clue put me in a sword mood, but I also said "fencing." I know its not a sport where more than one person is playing at the time, but they do have fencing team events. I considered rowing, but it didn't seem as medi-evally as swordplay. If they had taken out the medieval clue, I think I would have gotten it.

Re: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:11 pm
by BigDaddyMatty
Coryat: $31,400
40 R/1 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :(
LT: Thailand, Van Cliburn, Atlas, Diesel (DD), kissing, quatrains

Charles Barkley just called and said that that FJ! was turrible. I went with soccer. Two of them had javelin, though? What are the odds of that?

Re: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:20 pm
by alietr
Went with fencing, and was sure I had it. Not a good clue at all.

Re: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:38 pm
by 9021amyers
BigDaddyMatty wrote:Coryat: $31,400
40 R/1 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :(
LT: Thailand, Van Cliburn, Atlas, Diesel (DD), kissing, quatrains

Charles Barkley just called and said that that FJ! was turrible. I went with soccer. Two of them had javelin, though? What are the odds of that?
Association football rules weren't codified until 1863, so soccer was still a decade from being invented.