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Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:30 am
by Archivists
Game Recap for Show #7329, 2016-06-23

CONTESTANTS
Marjika Howarth, a mother of 4 from South Jordan, Utah
Will Gilbert, a retail manager from St. Louis, Missouri
Laurie MacDougall, a cancer registrar originally from Medford, Massachusetts (whose 2-day cash winnings total $51,700)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Hey, Johnny. Thank you. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Well, you've just been introduced to our contestants. Now let me introduce you to our categories in the Jeopardy! Round. We start off today with this one...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
FIRST FAMILY PETS (5/5)
LITERARY NICKNAMES (2/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
ADELE (5/5)
GET TOGETHER (4/5)
FOR DRINKS (5/5)
& APPS (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Will: 11 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Laurie: 11 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W (including 1 DD)
Marjika: 4 R, 3 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,600



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Laurie found the Daily Double on the 4th clue. Laurie had $600, Will was scoreless, and Marjika had a deficit with -$200. Laurie wagered $1,000.

LITERARY NICKNAMES $800: This Anglo-Irish author went by the nickname "Dr. Presto", Presto being the Italian equivalent of his last name
(Laurie: Who is Fast?)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Laurie: $1,200
Marjika: $1,000
Will: $400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Marjika Howarth is from South Jordan, Utah.

Marjika: Yes.

Alex: And I understand you're a little hard on your kids.

Marjika: Yeah.

Alex: You told them, all four of them, they had to learn to play...?

Marjika: The piano. Yes. All four of my children can play the piano. And when they started, when my oldest started 16 years ago probably, I said, "I've got to, you know, walk the walk, talk the talk", and so I started taking lessons, as well, and I still am all these years later. They all play better than I do because they are just more used to performing. You know, as an adult player, you don't perform as much.

Alex: So by now they don't resent it anymore. They're into it.

Marjika: No. Oh, they like--they're glad they know how to play, yes.

Alex: Good. It's a lovely--

Marjika: Yes.

Alex: --lovely skill to have.




Alex: Will Gilbert is a retail manager from St. Louis, Missouri, and he makes themed T-shirts. What kind of T-shirts are we talking about?

Will: I make T-shirts that are themed about the city of St. Louis, so just--

Alex: Would that include the Cardinals?

Will: Every once awhile. We just can't get into the copywritten logos.

Alex: Ah.

Will: But we do have some Cardinals themed T-shirts. In general, it's just t-shirts that celebrate how awesome I think the city is.

Alex: Okay.




Alex: Laurie MacDougall is our champion. We keep introducing you as a cancer registrar. Now, what exactly do you do?

Laurie: Well, it's a job not many people have heard of. It's ground-level cancer surveillance. We collect data on people who are diagnosed with or treated for cancer at our facility, and the data we collect are then used for statistics, epidemiologic research, and environmental studies.

Alex: Okay, good.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
LITERARY NICKNAMES $600: This American was "The Children's Poet" & "The Poet of the Commonplace"

LITERARY NICKNAMES $1000: Much to his displeasure, a friend called this "Vicar of Wakefield" author "Goldy"

GET TOGETHER $1000: Specific verb meaning to mix or alloy a metal with mercury
(Marjika: What is smelt?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Will: $8,200
Laurie: $2,800
Marjika: $400

Double Jeopardy! Round

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:30 am
by Archivists
Placeholder for DJ! Round

Final Jeopardy! Round

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:31 am
by theFJguy
FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ACTRESSES

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
She won a 2006 Oscar & a 2015 Tony for playing the same monarch, though in different productions

Laurie MacDougall: 13500+12800=26300 (3x = $78,000)
Will Gilbert: 13800-13201=599
Marjika Howarth: 6400-3600=2800

Correct response:
Spoiler
Show
Helen Mirren (Will - Paltrow) (Marjika - Blanchett)
Daily Doubles
Laurie: 600-1000
Laurie: 4000+2000
Laurie: 12000+1500

Coryats
Laurie: 13400
Will: 13800
Marjika: 6400

Combined: 33,600

Re: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:42 pm
by opusthepenguin
First!

Re: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:37 pm
by Bamaman
An instaget FJ for me, which means I am shocked it went 1/3 on the show.

I was glad she won so the whiners on Facebook can whine some more about her voice.

Just Plumb should have been negged.

Re: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:30 pm
by xxaaaxx
Bamaman wrote:Just Plumb should have been negged.
I couldn't believe it. I'm sure there's precedent but come ON...

Instaget FJ. 1949 Oscar trivia? Not a chance. 2006? Easy money.

Re: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:35 pm
by Abraxas
Congrats to Laurie on her third win. I had 46 correct responses including these triple stumpers: Longfellow, Goldsmith, amalgamate, Latvia, Louis XIV, and Capitol Building. I also got the missed DD of Swift, and I got FJ.

Re: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:35 pm
by Golf
Tight game, one full category left, one DD left, and the champ picks the only clue guaranteed NOT to hold the coveted DD. Then upon luckboxing into it makes a useless wager. Finally makes a horrible wager in FJ. And yet all this gosh awful play leads to a win. OK then.

Re: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:49 pm
by Robert K S
Bamaman wrote:Just Plumb should have been negged.
Why? Is there more than one actress Plumb?

Re: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:28 pm
by BigDaddyMatty
Coryat: $34,000
44 R/2 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :(
LT: Jonathan Swift (DD), Match, Louis XIV

My FJ! streak stops at 14. I need to have Oscar stuff down cold when and if I ever get The Call. Mirren was who I was thinking of, but the best I could come up with for "older, distinguished British actress" was Judi Dench.
Robert K S wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Just Plumb should have been negged.
Why? Is there more than one actress Plumb?
Exactly. The fact that one contestant screwed up by adding incorrect information doesn't change the rule that last names only are generally acceptable.

Re: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:39 pm
by opusthepenguin
Robert K S wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Just Plumb should have been negged.
Why? Is there more than one actress Plumb?
I agree with you. Under the current rules, the contestant was correct. It's no different from any other case where one contestant's wrong/late response tipped off a second contestant to the correct one.

That said, I wouldn't object to a special rule for this case. Viz., if a previous contestant gave a wrong first name, subsequent responses must contain the correct first name. Unless that's spelled out ahead of time, it's not fair to penalize players just because it seems obvious or whatever.

Re: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:44 pm
by Bamaman
opusthepenguin wrote:
Robert K S wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Just Plumb should have been negged.
Why? Is there more than one actress Plumb?
I agree with you. Under the current rules, the contestant was correct. It's no different from any other case where one contestant's wrong/late response tipped off a second contestant to the correct one.

That said, I wouldn't object to a special rule for this case. Viz., if a previous contestant gave a wrong first name, subsequent responses must contain the correct first name. Unless that's spelled out ahead of time, it's not fair to penalize players just because it seems obvious or whatever.
I am sure I have seen times where they made the second player give the full name when the first player got the first name wrong.

Re: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:52 pm
by DHicton
That first Daily Double about "Presto" was just way too familiar. I guess nine years is a respectable amount of time to wait before recycling a clue, though.

Re: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:01 pm
by opusthepenguin
Bamaman wrote:I am sure I have seen times where they made the second player give the full name when the first player got the first name wrong.
I think I recall such times as well. Maybe we can get chapter and verse from one of our Jeopardy! savants.

Re: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:15 pm
by whoisalexjacob
xxaaaxx wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Just Plumb should have been negged.
I couldn't believe it. I'm sure there's precedent but come ON...

Instaget FJ. 1949 Oscar trivia? Not a chance. 2006? Easy money.
Surprised to see this. I would have been shocked if they had negged it. Pretty straightforward situation.

Re: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:21 pm
by opusthepenguin
DHicton wrote:That first Daily Double about "Presto" was just way too familiar. I guess nine years is a respectable amount of time to wait before recycling a clue, though.
Imagine the panic in the writers' room if they announced even a 5-year minimum requirement for recycling. :shock:

Last time they made this factoid into an FJ clue. But even with 26 seconds to think, the contestants couldn't get there. To be fair, the clue was marginally more difficult in its 2007 version. The category was ENGLISH LANGUAGE WRITERS. The text of the clue gave no hint as to nationality beyond what can be divined from "1710 to 1713" and a basic knowledge of history. Today's clue specified "Anglo-Irish" (if I recall). That would have ruled out all three guesses from 2007--Samuel Peeps, Daniel Defoe, and Bejamin Franklin.

Still, the 2007 clue seems eminently gettable for an FJ. And today's clue struck me as a textbook DD. Not something you're prepared to buzz in on immediately. But with a few seconds and no competition, a contestant should be able to get there. I think Laurie made her guess too quickly. She might have benefited from taking a moment.

Re: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:21 pm
by harrumph
opusthepenguin wrote:First!
Second.

Re: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:23 pm
by OSXpert
I also said Cate Blanchett because I recalled her playing Elizabeth, but Helen Mirren and Judi Dench definitely crossed my mind. I crossed off Judi Dench since I remembered that Shakespeare in Love was in 1998. :|

I felt like the last response of "tweets" was overvalued.

I bet the correlation of "Albert Hall" and the "Helter Skelter" FJ would be pretty high.

Re: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:37 pm
by TenPoundHammer
NHO "swan of Avon". I only knew "Bard of Avon" for Shakespeare + "____ of Avon".

WLT Caroline Kennedy at $200?

I never would've guessed "passwords" on Apps for $200.

Fuse = wick?

All but Albert Hall in Adele, surprisingly.

WLT Argentina, liver, Scotland, Louis XIV, or Capitol Building at $400?

Early photographer? Oh, it's some guy with some generic name I can't ever remember. Mathew Brady just will never stick.

2006 actually led me away from tweets since I didn't think they went that far back.

No guess on FJ! NHO Helen Mirren.

Re: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:43 pm
by econgator
TenPoundHammer wrote:NHO "swan of Avon". I only knew "Bard of Avon" for Shakespeare + "____ of Avon".
I haven't either. Is that a well-known thing?