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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7327, 2016-06-21

CONTESTANTS
Laurie MacDougall, a cancer registrar originally from Medford, Massachusetts
Ben Foley, a structural engineer from New Orleans, Louisiana
Sally Neumann, a mental health counselor from Seattle, Washington (whose 1-day cash winnings total $10,900)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Hello, everyone. Welcome. $10,900 doesn't sound like a lot of money, but we started the week yesterday on Jeopardy! with a difficult Final Jeopardy! clue, and no one was able to come up with the correct response. But Sally made an intelligent wager, didn't risk much, didn't lose much, so that's why she's here today as the defending champion against Ben and Laurie. Good to have you with us. Good luck. Here we go. Our categories today are...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
TAKE ME OUT OF THE BALL GAME (5/5)
ORGANIZATIONS (5/5)
SCIENTIFIC & MEDICAL ABBREV. (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
WORDS WITH FRIENDS (4/5)
THE DISASTER OF THE CENTURY (4/5)
THE 5 W'S (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Ben: 13 R (including 1 rebound), 3 W
Laurie: 10 R (including 2 rebounds and 1 DD), 2 W
Sally: 4 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,600



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Laurie found the Daily Double on the 4th clue. Sally had no money, Ben had $200, and Laurie was at $1,000. Laurie made it a True Daily Double, wagering $1,000.

SCIENTIFIC & MEDICAL ABBREV. $800: Abbreviated TM, it separates the outer ear from the middle ear

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Ben: $3,200
Laurie: $2,400
Sally: $1,800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: An interesting fact about Laurie MacDougall, originally from Massachusetts. When you were a young, little girl, you had a crush on a very famous television personality.

Laurie: Yes, Walter Cronkite.

Alex: Oh, my gosh.

Laurie: Yes.

Alex: Why?

Laurie: I apparently admired his gravitas. I'm not sure. You know, I was a bit of a nerd as a 5 year old, but when he did the moon landing, I started crying because I thought he had gone to the moon with the astronauts, and I was afraid he wasn't coming back again.

[Laughter]

Alex: So, you were happy the next day.

Laurie: I was very happy.

Alex: Okay.




Alex: Ben Foley is a structural engineer from New Orleans. A big baseball fan. We've got a baseball category up there. Now, when you first met your wife to be, she thought you were having kind of a philosophical conversation, and it wasn't.

Ben: That's right. So, it was at the local pub in my neighborhood, and she was introduced to me by her former boyfriend, actually, who's a dear friend of mine. And she heard me talking about Plato. And she thought, "Oh, well, his friends must be pretty intelligent." But then she got a little closer and she found out that we were debating the relative values of Play-Doh versus Silly Putty. Not the philosopher.

[Laughter]

Alex: Play-Doh. All right, good.




Alex: Sally Neumann. She was the only girl on an all-boil--all-boys tee-ball league.

Sally: Not an all-boils. It'd be pretty gross.

Alex: Right.

Sally: Yeah. I was the only girl, yeah.

Alex: What position did you play?

Sally: Ooh, I was a pitcher, I think.

Alex: Oh, hello.

Sally: Yeah.

Alex: Were you good at the plate, batting?

Sally: No. Well, tee-ball, so...

Alex: Oh, that's right. But still, I've seen kids--

Sally: Still no, though.

Alex: I've seen kids mess up even on tee-ball. They miss the ball. It's impressive. They hit the tee.

Sally: I did that for sure.

Alex: Yeah?

Sally: Yeah.

Alex: Okay, we won't go into it any further than that.

Sally: Thank you very much.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
WORDS WITH FRIENDS $200: This word for a stupid or gullible person contains a "chum" of yours

THE 5 W'S $600: Who: this uncrowned royal son who died imprisoned in Paris at age 10 in 1795

THE DISASTER OF THE CENTURY $800: The destruction of Pompeii
(Ben: What is the 11th century?)
(Sallie: What is the 9th century?)
(Laurie: What is the 10th century?)
(Alex: It happened in 79 A.D., so it was [*].)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Ben: $5,200
Laurie: $4,800
Sally: $1,000

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Post by Archivists » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
FAMOUS ELEPHANTS (3/5)
MEMORY (5/5)
COUNTRIES WITH SHORT COASTLINES (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
AS EASY AS C-D-E (5/5) (Alex: Each correct response will begin with a "C" and be followed by a "D" and an "E" later on.)
BOOKS & AUTHORS (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
BIG SCREEN CHARACTER MASHUPS (4/5) (Alex: We give you parts of two roles by a famous actor, and you give us the actor.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Ben: 15 R (including 1 rebound), 3 W (including 1 DD)
Laurie: 6 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Sally: 4 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,400



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Ben snagged the next Daily Double on the 8th clue. Sally had $1,000, Ben had $10,400, and Laurie was at $4,800. Ben wagered $5,000.

COUNTRIES WITH SHORT COASTLINES $1200: This principality has only about 2.5 miles of coast, on the Mediterranean Sea
(Ben: What is Malta?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Laurie who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 12th clue. Sally had $600, Ben had $7,400, and Laurie was at $5,200. Laurie wagered $2,500.

BOOKS & AUTHORS $800: Hemingway's 1936 Esquire essay "On the Blue Water" formed the basis for this 1952 story

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
BIG SCREEN CHARACTER MASHUPS $2000: Bonnie Mulwray
(Alex: Bonnie and Clyde and Chinatown.)

BOOKS & AUTHORS $1600: He spent much of his later years in Italy observing what he called "The United States of Amnesia"

FAMOUS ELEPHANTS $1600: In the late 19th century a circus elephant named for this bare-knuckle champ boxed with a glove on his trunk
(Ben: Who's Jack Johnson?)

FAMOUS ELEPHANTS $1200: In 570 A.D. a Yemeni ruler tried to destroy the Kaaba in this city but his elephant Mahmud refused to enter the city
(Ben: What is Aden?)
(Sally: What is Sana'a?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Laurie: $13,700
Ben: $13,400
Sally: $1,800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BEATLES SONGS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths for first place. Shore's Conjecture.
Laurie: Wager $13,101 to cover Ben. If you feel like using Shoretegy, try wagering $9,501.
Ben: Your score is within 4/5ths of Laurie's, so wager between $601 (venusian) and $9,799 (martian), beating Laurie's maximum safe bet of the difference between your scores while still covering against a doubled score on Sally's part.
Sally: There's no way you can cover a rational wager by Ben, but if Ben decides for some reason to wager everything, you can eke out a win on a Triple Stumper if you wager no more than $1,200.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Later a book title, the 2-word title of this 1968 song is a British name for a spiral slide seen at fairgrounds

FINAL SCORES
Sally: $1,800 - $0 = $1,800 (What is Yellow Submarine) (3rd place)
Ben: $13,400 - $9,000 = $4,400 (What is Yellow Submarine?) (2nd place)
Laurie: $13,700 + $13,000 = $26,700 (What is "Helter Skelter"?) (New champion: $26,700)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $8,000

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Ben: $18,400, 28 R, 6 W (including 1 DD)
Laurie: $11,800, 16 R (including 2 DDs), 3 W
Sally: $1,800, 8 R, 4 W
Combined Coryat: $32,000

BATTING AVERAGES
Ben: 28/59 = .475
Laurie: 17/60 = .283
Sally: 8/58 = .138
Team: 53/63 = .841

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
SCIENTIFIC & MEDICAL ABBREV. $200: You deserve a big bear hug if you known that UMa is an abbreviation for this constellation
[ERRATUM: Grammatically, the clue should say "know", not "known."]

TAKE ME OUT OF THE BALL GAME $200: (Dan Patrick presents the clue.) He retired in '93, then came back to lead the Bulls to 3 straight titles; retirement & comeback no. 2... could've gone better

ORGANIZATIONS $600: FDR founded the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, better known as this group
(Laurie: What is the Easter Seals?)

THE DISASTER OF THE CENTURY $400: The Boston Massacre
(Alex: Yes. Happened in 1770.)

THE DISASTER OF THE CENTURY $600: The Chicago fire, leaving 90,000 homeless
(Ben: What is the 18th century?)
...
(Alex: Correct. 1871.)

THE DISASTER OF THE CENTURY $1000: The Black Death that killed at least 25 million Europeans
(Ben: What is the 15th century?)
(Sally: What is the 16th century?)

COUNTRIES WITH SHORT COASTLINES $2000: This nation's tiny shore on the Adriatic is bordered on either side by parts of Croatia
(Sally: What is Albania?)

AS EASY AS C-D-E $1200: To turn sour or congeal; when you're scared, your blood is said to do this
(Laurie: What is coagulate?)

AS EASY AS C-D-E $1600: It can be a small waterfall, an outpouring of objects or events, or the simple juggling pattern seen here

CORRECT RESPONSES
the timpanic membrane
chump
Louis XVII
the 1st century
Monaco
The Old Man and the Sea
Faye Dunaway
Gore Vidal
John L. Sullivan
Mecca
"Helter Skelter"
Ursa Major
Michael Jordan
the March of Dimes
the 18th century
the 19th century
the 14th century
Bosnia-Herzegovina
curdle
a cascade

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:31 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BEATLES SONGS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Later a book title, the 2-word title of this 1968 song is a British name for a spiral slide seen at fairgrounds

Sally Neumann: 1800-0=1800
Ben Foley: 13400-9000=4400
Laurie MacDougall: 13700+13000=26,700 (new champ)

Correct response:
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"Helter Skelter" (Sally - Yellow Submarine) (Ben - Yellow Submarine)
Daily Doubles
Laurie: 1000+1000
Ben: 10400-5000
Laurie: 5200+2500

Coryats
Sally: 1800
Ben: 18400
Laurie: 11800

Combined: 32,000
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Re: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by grindcore » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:05 pm

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Post by econgator » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:28 pm

Not if I had an unlimited amount of time would I have gotten FJ tonight.

Only ones I could think of were Yellow Submarine and Eleanor Rigby.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:29 pm

How many negs did this guy have? I couldn't believe my eyes. Decent scores but the awful negs and TSes soured things a bit.

Instaget FJ. The Beatles aren't my strongest subject, but 1968 song + book title? I can do that.

Single get? Yeah sure. $101 short of covering? Whatever.

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Post by OSXpert » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:29 pm

When a wheelhouse category comes up, I am worried that I am going to choke because the question asks something tangentially related to the category, but this was not one of these times. Instaget Final.
Paul McCartney wrote:When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide
Where I stop and I turn and I go for a ride
Till I get to the bottom and I see you again
A little bit of sloppy guessing at the end of the Jeopardy round, but overall a well played game between the two of them.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:31 pm

HRT misled me to "Hormone replacement" over "Heart rate". That was my only miss too.

Words with Friends for $200 was a Sheldon Cooper clue. "Chump" is such an obscure word anymore. Hate it when $200 is my only miss in a category too.

There's a North Sea?!

Anyone else clam on "Democratic Republic of the Congo" because "Democratic Republic" was in the clue?

"Curdle" was my only miss in C-D-E.

I never would've guessed there were enough Famous Elephants to fill two clues, much less a whole category.

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Re: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Abraxas » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:32 pm

Congrats to Laurie on her win. I had 52 correct responses including three triple stumpers: chump, 1st century, and Mecca. I also got the missed DD of Monaco, and I got FJ.

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Post by corvo » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:43 pm

OSXpert wrote:When a wheelhouse category comes up, I am worried that I am going to choke because the question asks something tangentially related to the category, but this was not one of these times. Instaget Final.
Paul McCartney wrote:When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide
Where I stop and I turn and I go for a ride
Till I get to the bottom and I see you again
A little bit of sloppy guessing at the end of the Jeopardy round, but overall a well played game between the two of them.
The Beatles are pretty much whatever the antithesis of a wheelhouse is for me. I had no shot.

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Post by Lore » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:02 pm

I'm a Beatles fan but I would have gotten FJ even if I wasn't as I had read Vincent Bugliosi's book "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family.

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Post by skullturf » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:16 pm

Subjectively, I feel like the correct response to FJ is not one of the ten or twelve most famous Beatles songs. However, there were a few different ways of getting there, such as the book title, or the amusement park ride.

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Post by bpmod » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:26 pm

I found it quite interesting that two contestants come up with the same incorrect response, but moreso that the one they came up with was not a 1968 song.

If it weren't for my knowledge of lyrics, I'd probably have missed this one. I always wondered why they called a song about a slide Helter Skelter. Now I know.

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Post by sarisson » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:31 pm

The Pompeii triple miss was one of the most groan-inducing things I've ever seen on the show. They were off by almost a millennium.
1968 led me to Abbey Road, so wrong year and wrong album. I could tell you who wrote the book and which criminal was obsessed with the song, leading to the title of the book, but I had no chance on that FJ. At least there was one good wager.
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Post by SBurrus » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:40 pm

Very disappointing on FJ...as "Helter Skelter" is a book I have read several times and is one of the most frightening and disturbing books I have ever read but I said "Hey Jude" for FJ. I did not make the connection about the book title.

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Post by barandall800 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:47 pm

I got very excited when the FJ category came up, as I'm a pretty big Beatles fan. Then the clue had me worried for a few seconds. "Helter Skelter" came to mind, and there we go. I got worried "Yellow Submarine" might be it, but shrugged it off successfully. The funny thing is, I hadn't ever listened to "Helter Skelter" until I looked it up on Spotify just now, yet I somehow knew it was a Beatles song. I hadn't heard of the Manson book.

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Post by The Talking Mime » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:15 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:Instaget FJ. The Beatles aren't my strongest subject, but 1968 song + book title? I can do that.
Exactly how I got it as well.

Second straight day with a new champ. Looks like the carousel is starting up again to some degree.
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Post by ron » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:23 pm

barandall800 wrote:I got very excited when the FJ category came up, as I'm a pretty big Beatles fan.
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The funny thing is, I hadn't ever listened to "Helter Skelter" until I looked it up on Spotify just now
And here I hesitate to call myself that since I haven't kept up with Ringo's solo stuff. :D

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Post by IronNeck » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:26 pm

Wow. I realize it's probably not impressive by the standards of this forum, but I had my best game ever by a huge amount.

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Post by trainman » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:45 pm

This is one of my favorite visual-only jokes from "The Simpsons":

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I forget where I first read the "the song 'Helter Skelter' is named after a type of amusement park slide found in the U.K." factoid, but this FJ was an instaget for me.

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