Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This is where all of the games are discussed.

Moderators: alietr, dhkendall, trainman, econgator

Archivists
Fan-created archive of games and players
Posts: 3815
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:04 pm
Contact:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7393, 2016-11-02

CONTESTANTS
Dennis Fipps, a retired Navy medical specialist from San Diego, California
Courtney Cissel, a rental coordinator from Raleigh, North Carolina
Vivek Ravishanker, a freelance consultant from Higganum, Connecticut (whose 1-day cash winnings total $23,199)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Hey, this week is shaping up very handsomely for Jeopardy! winners. Case in point, Vivek picking up close to $24,000 yesterday. Hopefully, one of you three--Courtney, Dennis, you're the newcomers. Good luck to you. One of you three will wind up winning even more money today. Let's start finding out, shall we? Here comes the categories for the Jeopardy! Round. And they are as follows...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
WHAT A BUNCH OF BOLOGNA (4/5)
LITERARY FROGS & TOADS (5/5)
"B"RANDS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
WE LOVE '80s MUSIC (5/5)
GUNS N' ROSES (4/5)
NEW ORDER (4/5) (Alex: I'll give you a word, you rearrange the letters in that word to fit the clue, all right?)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Vivek: 12 R (including 2 rebounds), 1 W
Courtney: 9 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Dennis: 6 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,000



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Courtney found the Daily Double on the 10th clue. Vivek had $2,200, Courtney had $1,200, and Dennis had a deficit with -$1,000. Courtney made it a True Daily Double, wagering $1,200.

"B"RANDS $1000: Mr. Shavitz, for whom this alliterative beauty brand is named, appeared in a 2008 PSA about colony collapse disorder

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Courtney: $3,600
Vivek: $2,000
Dennis: -$400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: [Getting Dennis's name wrong] David Fipps is a retired Naval medical specialist from San Diego, California. I see you have gray hair. Retired. How many years in the Navy?

Dennis: I was in the Navy for 26 years, Alex.

Alex: Wow. Uh, do you come from a military family?

Dennis: I do. Uh, my mother was in the, uh, British Navy during World War II.

Alex: Hello.

Dennis: My father was in the Army in Korea, as well as being in the Army Reserve and National Guard Naval Reserve. And my brother was a career Army officer.

Alex: Terrific.




Alex: Courtney Cissel from Raleigh, North Carolina. You are passionate about punctuation.

Courtney: I am.

Alex: And is that a punctuation mark of some kind on your arm?

Courtney: It is. I'm so passionate about my favorite mark, the semicolon, which is totally getting ruined by text culture. I have one etched in my flesh because I love semicolons just that much. They're just beautiful punctuations.

Alex: Do people nowadays use enough punctuation? Or do they use too much punctuation?

Courtney: It's usually just the wrong punctuation.

Alex: Wrong.

Courtney: They use lots of commas in the wrong places. In the wrong places. They should use a semicolon instead.

Alex: Okay.




Alex: Vivek Ravishanker is our champion. Like most of our players, he enjoys traveling. He's done a lot of traveling in his time. But he does it with a special point of view. Tell us.

Vivek: Oh, so I love sort of quirky oddities, roadside attractions. You know, "the world's largest" this. The, you know, some grave with the skeleton head.

Alex: Driving the road and seeing a big dinosaur...

Vivek: Exactly.

Alex: ...made out of papier-mâché or whatever. And you're gonna go into that place and check out the shop?

Vivek: Absolutely. I love, uh, some of the strange stuff you can find on Route 66 in California, for example, so...

Alex: Uh-huh. Okay.

Vivek: That is my kind of travel.

Alex: All right, good for you. It's fun.

Vivek: Yeah.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
NEW ORDER $1000: PERSIST:
Do you persist in believing in goblins & faeries, types of these?
(Dennis: What is spirits?)

GUNS N' ROSES $1000: The Remington 700 is an example of a rifle with this manual action to load a cartridge into the chamber
(Dennis: What is the lever action?)

WHAT A BUNCH OF BOLOGNA $1000: As part of the drive toward unification, in 1860 Bologna voted to unite with this Italian island, then a separate kingdom
(Courtney: What is Sicily?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Vivek: $6,200
Courtney: $3,800
Dennis: $1,000

Archivists
Fan-created archive of games and players
Posts: 3815
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:04 pm
Contact:

Double Jeopardy! Round

Post by Archivists » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:30 am

Placeholder for DJ! Round

theFJguy
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 922
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:21 pm

Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:31 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EWs 50 GREATEST MOVIE DIRECTORS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He "inaugurated a new depth--both visually…and emotionally…and (had) a voice that paid the bills until he died"

Vivek Ravishanker: 15000+5001=20001 (2x = $43,200)
Courtney Cissel: 10000-2000=8000
Dennis Fipps: 7000-3001=3999

Correct response:
SpoilerShow
Orson Welles (Courtney – Selznick) (Dennis – Frank Kapra)

Daily Doubles
Courtney: 1200+1200
Courtney: 7800-2200
Courtney: 7600+2400

Coryats
Vivek: 15000
Courtney: 11200
Dennis: 7000

Combined: 33,200
Last edited by theFJguy on Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
econgator
Let's Go Mets!
Posts: 8023
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:32 am

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:28 pm

Kinda surprised this wasn't a triple get.

User avatar
TenPoundHammer
Otters are meant to swim
Posts: 7563
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:59 pm
Location: Michigan
Contact:

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:29 pm

Admirer = married was totally contrived. I missed Pirates at $200 because Alex didn't explain the category. Lach Trash on Sprites.

Bazooka = musical instrument?!

WLT Beatrix Potter at $200? Calaveras County was my only get in Frog.

Got only the first 2 in 80s Music, but would've gotten the bottom two with a hair more time. The Lauper album was the only one I had no hope on.

NHO the Appenines to my knowledge.

0/5 in Anatomical Quotes and the Youth category. Didn't recognize thing in either.

I had the first three D in Science but couldn't pull them in time. Was cycling through all the -oses and dextrose just wasn't there. NHO that flask guy, but got dimorphism.

Forgot the category and couldn't pull Foxtrot, then clammed on Vicente Fox. Also disappointed by the lack of Nick Wilde in that category.

No guess on FJ! Even AT's hint that it was one of the most popular films of all time didn't trigger anything, even though I know Welles = Kane cold. I just had nothing to go on here.
Ten Pound Hammer

This space for rent

User avatar
everestian
Contributor
Posts: 23
Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:12 pm
Location: Somewhere in New Jersey

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by everestian » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:38 pm

Lach Trash for me on Burma and Vicente Fox.

Also the FJ was wonderful. I love Orson Welles' work, though I immediately thought of him in The Third Man when I came to my answer, even though he didn't direct it.

And of course, cue the Pinky & the Brain references.

Also fun fact! He was used as part of a production logo for a B-movie company that would introduce itself as "A Rainbow Release." Here's what it looks like if anyone is curious:
phpBB [video]
Last edited by everestian on Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

User avatar
bpmod
Rank
Posts: 5424
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:26 pm
Location: Hamilton Ontario

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bpmod » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:11 pm

WLT gold?

I believe that this would have been one time when giving the actor's real name as a response would not have been accepted, even though Fox(x) was not in quotations.

Brian
...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

User avatar
jwatcher16
Loyal Jeopardista
Posts: 244
Joined: Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:29 am
Contact:

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jwatcher16 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:52 pm

Excellent, edge of your seat game. Congrats to Vivek.

I definitely thought of Welles as the FJ clue was being read. If not the top film of all time, Citizen Kane has to be right up there. It's not exactly my favorite film and I never even saw it until my family rented it some time in the 1980s. But I was immediately impressed. The film has its scathing aspects to it, as is duly noted; but there are some more - I'll say understanding - moments in it that give it extra depth.

Welles himself was pretty attuned to civil rights and was critical of racism and segregation.

Then there was the part about his voice paying the bills...I certainly thought of those wine commercials. Some have criticized them; how they'd be received in today's highly commercialized media?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThYpUcLsAPY

Elijah Baley
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1045
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:27 pm

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:56 pm

econgator wrote:Kinda surprised this wasn't a triple get.
I'd say I was shocked but for all that things related to old movies come up so often, including in FJ, even the simplest clues seem to flummox contestants.

clprez
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 780
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:01 pm

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by clprez » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:36 pm

I got FJ, and I think it's because I'm old enough to have seen him in commercials later in his life, and I remember that velvety voice from his interviews on the Tonight Show.

Loved Vivek's reaction when he realized he was right.

I'm glad Courtney had the right guess on her DD about Poland, as opposed to her other DD with no guess at all. If she was like me, she got it because of Alex's pronunciation.

User avatar
teapot37
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1644
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:02 pm
Location: Louisville KY

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by teapot37 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:41 pm

It really helped to know that Orson Welles did a lot of voice-over work in his later years. (His last film role was as the voice of the planet-eating robot Unicron in 1986's The Transformers: The Movie.)

phpBB [video]


Also, this is him attempting to hawk frozen peas:

phpBB [video]
Not many people can say they've lost four times on Jeopardy!.

IronNeck
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1270
Joined: Fri May 13, 2016 12:26 am

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by IronNeck » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:29 pm

Instaget FJ, and I honestly can't judge the difficulty of the clue, as that's just about the best possible category for me.

LT: Sardinia, Mozart in the Jungle, Vicente Fox

Good game.

A real shame that the Navy officer went with "bimorphism" instead of "dimorphism"; not only did that mean he went into FJ with $7k instead of $11k, but it also would have meant Vivek went into FJ with only $13,000 instead of $15,000. Huge swing based on a single neg.

Didn't matter, as Vivek got FJ to win a fun, competitive game.

User avatar
mxc_takeshi
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 845
Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:09 pm
Location: Cynthiana, KY

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mxc_takeshi » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:47 pm

37 right.

Bologna (3), Lit (3), "B"rand (3), 80's Music (4), Guns (2), New Order (4)
Youth (4), Quote (2), Fox(x) (5), TV (3), Soldier (3), "D" Science (1)

Lach Trash: sprites, Sardinia, Burma, Vicente Fox

I guessed Hitchcock, but I knew it was Welles after Alex made his comments before the reveal.

User avatar
MarkBarrett
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 9406
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:37 am
Location: San Francisco

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:49 pm

Before the thread dies I'm sure I will have company with my miss by guessing Hitchcock. (Edited to add - happened in the post above before I finished this.) Welles did not occur to me until Alex's speech between time's up and going to the player responses. I knew I had been pecked to death in the shower at that point as Vivek knew he was a two-time champ.

Missing the clue stings since I'm a long-time subscriber to EW and read the article. Little quotes about the selections were not going to resonate enough to stick with me. During the break I brainstormed 7 guys in the 50 I thought would be likely for a FJ! clue. Welles like Woody Allen was not on the short list, so all my fault.

Just my opinion (coated with sour grapes), but if that was the FJ! clue for every game this season I would not expect it to go 3/3 in more than 5 games and I would bet the under.

Nice repeat win by Vivek. He led going into the FJ! round. He sole solved the clue. He went for the 20001 and no potential tiebreaker.

User avatar
This Is Kirk!
Jeopardy! Champion
Posts: 4535
Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:35 am
Location: Seattle

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:01 pm

I definitely thank Paul Masson wine for getting Final Jeopardy tonight.

My wife had Hitchcock, so one more in that column.

User avatar
Volante
Harbinger of the Doomed Lemur
Posts: 6463
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:42 pm
Contact:

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:04 pm

teapot37 wrote:It really helped to know that Orson Welles did a lot of voice-over work in his later years. (His last film role was as the voice of the planet-eating robot Unicron in 1986's The Transformers: The Movie.)
Yep. That's what I think they intended as the TOM.

User avatar
StevenH
Not J! Contestant Material
Posts: 2239
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:24 pm
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:38 pm

Kubrick here for FJ.

User avatar
Woppy T
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 720
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:59 am

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Woppy T » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:24 am

Did anyone else guess John Huston, the voice of Gandalf?

User avatar
dinghammer
No Relation
Posts: 1063
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:10 pm

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dinghammer » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:45 am

Okay, I'll be 12 and post this one:

phpBB [video]


My first thought was Hitchcock, but then I remembered the frozen peas and Transformers.

User avatar
OrangeSAM
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 2029
Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:00 pm

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OrangeSAM » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:12 am

I got FJ! after first thinking of Hitchcock.

Am I the first to claim LT for Finland? A trip to Helsinki for a couple of hockey games helped me. I have been to Mannerheim Square where there's a statue of Mannerheim in horseback. The main route through the city is named Mannerheimintie.
OCSam

Post Reply