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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7323, 2016-06-15

Hunter Appler game 6.

CONTESTANTS
Sarah von Riedemann, a medical writer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Beth Masterson, a correctional librarian from Lincolnton, North Carolina
Hunter Appler, an attorney originally from Mount Airy, North Carolina (whose 5-day cash winnings total $129,002)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thanks, Johnny. Hello, everyone. If you will recall at the beginning of yesterday's program, I wondered aloud about whether there was a wall for Jeopardy! champions when they get close to $100,000. Well, if there is such a wall, Hunter just blew right through it yesterday, winning close to $40,000. So, Beth and Sarah, you've got to be really good today to defeat him. But good luck. Here we go. Now the categories. Starting off with...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
WASHINGTON STATE SYMBOLS (2/4)
BESTSELLING BOOKS (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
NON-TRADITIONAL ACTORS (4/5)
AROUND THE WORLD (3/5)
ADD TO "ADS" (5/5)
HIGHLAND BLING (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Hunter: 8 R, 1 W
Sarah: 7 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Beth: 7 R, 4 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 6
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,600



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Sarah found the Daily Double on the 5th clue. Hunter had $200, Beth had $200, and Sarah was at $600. Sarah wagered $1,000.

BESTSELLING BOOKS $400: Skeeter, Hilly & Aibileen are all characters in this Kathryn Stockett novel set in 1962 Mississippi
(Sarah: I got nothing.)
(Alex: Take a guess.)
[Sarah shakes her head, mouths "No."]
(Alex: No?)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Hunter: $2,400
Sarah: $1,200
Beth: -$600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: A lot of Canadians on Jeopardy! in recent weeks. Sarah von Riedemann is from Toronto. She's a medical writer. And is it true there was a Jeopardy! game played at your wedding?

Sarah: There was. The first time I tried out for Jeopardy! was several months ahead of our wedding. So for the game where you want to get the bride and groom to kiss, uh, instead of clinking the glasses, we did a board with trivia about myself and my husband. And the dollar levels went up as you went. So, you know, the first one was like a high five, the next was a peck on the cheek, and kept going from there.

Alex: I don't want to ask what the $1,000...

[Laughter]

Alex: ...expectation was.




Alex: Beth Masterson is a librarian who's been in and out of jails for the past 11 years.

Beth: Yes.

Alex: What crime did you commit?

Beth: Um, literacy. [Chuckles]

Alex: Literacy?

[Laughter]

Beth: Yeah, I'm a correctional librarian, so I work in jails and prisons.

Alex: Okay. They have a lot of time on their hands.

Beth: Yes.

Alex: Do they read a lot?

Beth: They do.

Alex: So they're interested in bettering themselves even though they're confined?

Beth: Yes.

Alex: Okay. That's good to know, isn't it?

Beth: Yes.

Alex: All right. Hope.




Alex: Hunter Appler is an attorney. He is our champion. Yesterday, you told us about your family making a detour to visit, uh...

Hunter: Area 51.

Alex: Area 51. Yeah. But you made kind of a detour. Your favorite movie is Swingers, right?

Hunter: That's one of 'em. Yeah, absolutely.

Alex: And you made a detour to go to the diner that was featured in that movie?

Hunter: That's right. It's, uh, great, great food, great coffee, great people watching.

Alex: Where is it?

Hunter: It's in Hollywood.

Alex: Yeah?

Hunter: Um, I don't know L.A. geography that well, but it's in Hollywood. Yeah. And we saw this really tall fella come in with some of his friends. They went and sat down. So a little bit later, I went to the restroom. And as I came back, I noticed the tall fella in the booth. And I looked at him up closely, I said, "That's Vince Vaughn." And I saw his friend and I said, "That's Jon Favreau." It's the two stars of the movie...

[Laughter]

Hunter: ...in the coffee shop from the movie. It was really exciting.

Alex: Good for you. Great moment.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
AROUND THE WORLD $600: The 4 most spoken languages in the world are Mandarin Chinese, English, Spanish & this other Asian one
(Beth: What is Arabic?)
(Sarah: What is Urdu?)

AROUND THE WORLD $1000: This "passage" named for an explorer separates South America from Antarctica
(Beth: What is the Straits of Magellan?)
...
(Alex: And it's a rough one.)

NON-TRADITIONAL ACTORS $1000: (Hi, I'm Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan.) I made my acting debut in 2014, ordering Annie & Abed around as the host of a VCR game catted "Pile of Bullets" on this NBC sitcom that also starred my old pal Jonathan Banks
(Beth: What is Better Call Saul?)

WASHINGTON STATE SYMBOLS $400: Woody Guthrie wrote the state folk song, "Roll On," this river, "Roll On"

HIGHLAND BLING $800: To look fashionable when in this castle on the river Dee, why not wear a cap of the same name
(Beth: What is a tam?)

WASHINGTON STATE SYMBOLS $800: The state gem is this fossil; the best place to see it in Washington is a state park in Vantage
(Hunter: What's amber?)
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Hunter: $3,600
Sarah: $1,800
Beth: $800

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Re: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
DECOMPOSING COMPOSERS (2/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
AUSTRAILIAN WILDLIFE (5/5)
2-WORD RESPONSES (4/5)
"M"TERTAINMENT (5/5)
THE 1820s (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
INTERNATIONAL DAYS OF THE WEEK (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Sarah: 9 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W (including 1 DD)
Hunter: 8 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W
Beth: 8 R, 5 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Sarah snagged the next Daily Double on the 5th clue. Hunter had $2,400, Beth was in the red with -$800, and Sarah was at $3,000. Sarah wagered $1,500.

DECOMPOSING COMPOSERS $2000: He'd need his own "Requiem Mass" after getting a little too green around the gills on Jan. 27, 1901
(Sarah: Who is Fauré?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Beth who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 21st clue. Hunter had $7,600, Beth had $5,600, and Sarah was at $4,700. Beth wagered $2,000.

THE 1820s $1200: Alexander Laing's triumph of finding this Mali trading post in 1826 was short-lived; he was murdered a month later
(Beth: [Whispers indistinctly] Um, what is... Casablanca?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
DECOMPOSING COMPOSERS $1600: In 1893 this "Symphonie pathetique" man began decomposing in St. Petersburg
(Beth: Who is Chopin?)
(Hunter: Who is Berlioz?)
...
(Alex: You figure St. Petersburg, it was Russian--[*].)

DECOMPOSING COMPOSERS $1200: The last 2 items on a timeline of this German:
1882: premiere of "Parsifal";
1883: death

2-WORD RESPONSES $2000: This Italian cruise ship was hijacked on October 7, 1985
(Beth: What is the Andrea Doria?)
(Hunter: What's the Rainbow Warrior?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Hunter: $10,000
Sarah: $8,300
Beth: $2,000

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CLASSIC MOVIE SCENES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths for first place. Shore's Conjecture.
Hunter: Wager $6,601 to cover Sarah. Or, you could try out a Shoretegic bet of $2,601.
Sarah: Your score is within 4/5ths of Hunter's, so wager between $3,401 (venusian) and $4,299 (martian), beating Hunter's maximum safe bet of the difference between your scores while still covering against a doubled score on Beth's part.
Beth: You just can't cover a rational wager by Sarah, nor can you win on a Triple Stumper. Improve your situation by wagering everything but a few bucks--and then getting Final right!

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The director said it took 70 camera setups & 7 days to shoot the classic murder scene in this film that celebrates its 55th anniversary in 2015

FINAL SCORES
Beth: $2,000 + $1,300 = $3,300 (What is Psycho?) (3rd place)
Sarah: $8,300 + $8,300 = $16,600 (What is Psycho?) (2nd place)
Hunter: $10,000 + $6,601 = $16,601 (What is Psycho?) (129003-day champion: $16,601)
(Alex: I think our Final Jeopardy! clues are getting to be too easy. Once again, all three players wrote down their responses immediately. )
...
(Alex: [To Beth] Alfred Hitchcock's famous film.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $9,400

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Sarah: $10,800, 16 R, 3 W (including 2 DDs)
Hunter: $10,000, 16 R, 3 W
Beth: $4,000, 15 R, 9 W (including 1 DD)
Combined Coryat: $24,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Hunter: 17/58 = .293
Sarah: 17/60 = .283
Beth: 16/59 = .271
Team: 50/63 = .794

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
ADD TO "ADS" $200: (Kelly of the Clue Crew holds a Rubik's Cube while Sarah hula-hoops and Jimmy yo-yos.) Examples of these types of behavioral crazes over the years have included the yo-yo, the Rubik's Cube & the hula hoop

HIGHLAND BLING $400: You'll find Scottish Highland dancers wearing ghillie brogues on this body part
(Alex: Yes. They're shoes.)

BESTSELLING BOOKS $1000: This female M.E. created by Patricia Cornwell celebrated her 25th anniversary in 2015 with "Depraved Heart"
[Alex reads "M.E." as "medical examiner".]

HIGHLAND BLING $600: General Campbell is looking sporty in his trous, linguistically similar to what we call these pants
[Alex pronounces "trous" like "TROOZ", with a trill of the "R", not to rhyme with "OW".]

HIGHLAND BLING $1000: The lacing is essential to the Highlander shirt seen here; its name is also a term for a partisan of James II

INTERNATIONAL DAYS OF THE WEEK $1200: Of martedi, mercoledi or giovedi, it's Tuesday in Italian
(Beth: What is giovedi?)

INTERNATIONAL DAYS OF THE WEEK $2000: Thank God it's "Friday" in Spanish
(Beth: What is vendredi?)
(Alex: No.)
(Beth: [Lowered voice] Oh, that's French.)
(Alex: Yes, that's French.)

INTERNATIONAL DAYS OF THE WEEK $400: Donnerstag is Thursday in this language
(Alex: Minute to go now.)

2-WORD RESPONSES $1600: In 1938 Seabiscuit had a match race against this Triple Crown winner with a military name
(Alex: Yes, and he beat him.)

CORRECT RESPONSES
The Help
Hindi
the Drake Passage
Community
the Columbia
Balmoral
petrified wood
Giuseppe Verdi
Timbuktu
Tchaikovsky
Wagner
the Achille Lauro
Psycho
fads
their feet
Kay Scarpetta
trousers
Jacobite
martedi
viernes
German
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Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:31 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CLASSIC MOVIE SCENES

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The director said it took 70 camera setups & 7 days to shoot the classic murder scene in this film that celebrated its 55th anniversary in 2015

Correct response:
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Psycho
Hunter Appler: 10000+6601=16601 (6x = $145,603)
Beth Masterson: 2000+1300=3300
Sarah von Riedemann: 8300+8300=16600

Daily Doubles
Sarah: 600-1000
Sarah: 3000-1500
Beth: 5600-2000

Coryats
Hunter: 10000
Beth: 4000
Sarah: 10800

Combined: 24,800
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Re: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:37 pm

When even Alex thinks FJs are getting too easy.....

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Re: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by corvo » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:25 pm

Bamaman wrote:When even Alex thinks FJs are getting too easy.....
It's becoming comical at this point.

At least Alex took note.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:32 pm

Bamaman wrote:When even Alex thinks FJs are getting too easy.....
Sheesh. Once again, a game comes down to the wire, followed by a shockingly easy FJ that kills all of the drama. Instaget almost before he started reading the clue (she had to stand in that shower for 7 days worth of filming?? Yikes).

Honestly, the clues in DJ weren't much better, but they kept missing them. Wagner a TS when given Parsifal + German composer? Missing a slam dunk Timbuktu DD (ty pauerpoint) when spotted Mali trading post!?!? Utterly bizarre game.

Welcome to the ranks of the superchampions, Hunter. It wasn't pretty, but all that matters is the W.
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Post by Abraxas » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:36 pm

Congrats to Hunter on his sixth win. I had 51 correct responses including these triple stumpers: Hindi, Drake Passage, Columbia, petrified wood, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Wagner, and Achille Lauro. I also got the missed Daily Doubles of The Help and Timbuktu. I got FJ before Alex finished reading the clue.

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Re: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CrunchyTaco » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:57 pm

Anyone else fall for the Symphonie Fantastique negbait?

Edit: I just realized that they said "Symphonie Pathetique" which my brain read as "Symphonie Fantastique."
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Post by pauerpoint » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:02 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:Timbuktu a TS when spotted Mali trading post!?!?
Fair point, but I think Timbuktu was a missed DD.

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Re: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mfc248 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:15 pm

pauerpoint wrote:
xxaaaxx wrote:Timbuktu a TS when spotted Mali trading post!?!?
Fair point, but I think Timbuktu was a missed DD.
It was.
xxaaaxx wrote:Welcome to the ranks of the superchampions, Hunter. It wasn't pretty, but all that matters is the W.
According to Andy's stats, Sarah's Coryat was $800 higher than Hunter's - but she missed both the Daily Doubles she found. Hunter was soundly beaten on the buzzer by Beth (41%-29%) - but she negged nine times. The chances were sitting out there, but Hunter did enough to keep the pre-Final lead - which turned out to be all he had to do tonight.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:32 pm

CrunchyTaco wrote:Anyone else fall for the Symphonie Fantastique negbait?
Mrs Penguin did. Not me. I ran that category. The other negbait might be Beethoven who wrote a Pathetique piano sonata. But why would Beethoven or Berlioz (or Chopin for that matter) be buried in St Petersburg?

The guess of Fauré for the requiem mass wasn't too bad. Fauré wrote a famous requiem and is in roughly the right time period. He died in 1924 rather than 1901. I can see not tumbling to the use of the word "green" in the clue in time.

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Post by sarisson » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:53 pm

The contestants combined for 47 right (excluding Final) but a Coryat of $24,800. Sheesh. Aside from the "Symphonie Pathetique" clue, there really wasn't much negbait on these boards.
I looked for a TOM in the Final clue- working backwards to 1960- but couldn't think of anything. When the correct response was revealed, I thought, "Hitchcock was downright cruel to require that many takes." Of course I guessed Psycho (which was also the MCW) on that LL question yesterday.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:57 pm

Stupid DVR. Again.
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Post by SBurrus » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:29 pm

I was proud to get the TS Tchaikovsky and Achille Lauro; it's rare that I will get a classical music question correct but he was the only Russian I could think of who fit the time frame.

Like others on here, I had FJ before AT got through reading the clue. Psycho is one of my favorite movies of all time.

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Re: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by IronNeck » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:33 pm

This game exposed a few holes in my trivia knowledge I wasn't even aware of. And yeah, that was easily Hunter's worst performance, but he pulled into the lead on one of the very last questions. As for the blown DDs by the others, as they say, "luck favors the strong".

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Post by Johnblue » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:40 pm

The person in the middle was a puddle of nerves. I was afraid for her sake that she might win at one point. Another excessively easy FJ.

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Re: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:49 pm

There are many ways to win on J! including having your opponents go 0/3 on the Daily Doubles. Hunter picked his moments and led for the FJ! round which was all that mattered tonight.

Beth led when she played the last DD and the Timbuktu miss sent her off the rails. The DJ! round showed how quickly things can shuffle around in a fast-moving game.

It took me longer to do the 2015-55=1960 math than it did to solve the movie. After my 1/5 last week I'll take all the gimmes the show will offer this week.

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Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:00 am

Epic fail for me on FJ. I couldn't even think of anything to write down.

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Post by dhkendall » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:06 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CLASSIC MOVIE SCENES
I'm no good at movies, I am going to wager small yet strategically.
FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The director said it took 70 camera setups & 7 days to shoot the classic murder scene in this film that celebrated its 55th anniversary in 2015
2015-55=1960.

"Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo."

Timeline for these events is c. 1960.

Done.

*spend 30 seconds regretting not wagering more*
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Re: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by astrohip » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:10 am

IronNeck wrote:And yeah, that was easily Hunter's worst performance, but he pulled into the lead on one of the very last questions.
Actually, the VERY last one. Talk about timing...

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