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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7457, 2017-01-31

CONTESTANTS
Doug Baker, a sustainability specialist from Tecumseh, Michigan
Ben Smolen, a writer from Los Angeles, California
Lisa Schlitt, a microbiologist from Berwyn, Pennsylvania (whose 2-day cash winnings total $43,000)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Hi, folks. Our returning champion, Lisa, up to the task yesterday in her first defense, making the game a runaway. An impressive 2-day total, as you just heard. Ben and Doug, you've got your work cut out for you, but good luck to all three. Here we go! Let's have fun with these categories in the first round of play...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
18th CENTURY AMERICAN WRITIN' & SPEAKIN' (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
THEATER GLOSSARY (3/5)
THE SPORT'S BOOK (4/5)
TRAVEL & TOURISM (2/4)
COOL RHYMES (4/5)
SYSTEMS PRIMED (4/5) (Alex: Name the system, given the clue, in...)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Doug: 6 R, 1 W
Lisa: 9 R (including 1 rebound), 4 W (including 1 DD)
Ben: 6 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 7
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $5,200



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Ben: $2,600
Doug: $2,000
Lisa: $0

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: There is perhaps more pressure on this man, Doug Baker, as a contestant on Jeopardy! today, because he is married to a seven-time Jeopardy! champion. And her name?

Doug: Stephanie Jass.

Alex: Now you met and kind of impressed her when you almost beat her in a game that requires a certain amount of knowledge.

Doug: Yes, we played Trivial Pursuit on our first date, and I was winning. I was so winning, and then she said something along the lines of, "Let's hurry up so we can make out."

[Laughter]

Doug: Let's just say I lost every point thereafter rapidly and she ended up winning.

Alex: That was the smartest thing you did that day, believe me.

Doug: Yeah, absolutely.




Alex: Ben Smolen from Los Angeles. He's a writer, and when you were 16, you were in an independent film where you performed.

Ben: I was in The Squid and the Whale, and I was--in that movie, there's a talent show scene, where Jesse Eisenberg plays the guitar.

Alex: Right.

Ben: Obviously, they couldn't cut to that directly, so I was the young boy covered in puppets.

Alex: Ah.

Ben: Before that scene began.

Alex: Sounds like fun. All right.




Alex: Now to our champion, Lisa Schlitt, a microbiologist from Pennsylvania, who went on a New York subway with a frog.

Lisa: Yeah. So I lived downstate around New York City, and my college was in upstate New York. And I actually happened to win a frog at the end of high school. Little guy just kept on living, despite coming in a ketchup cup. So I get to take him back and forth, and I'd have him in a little container while I'd catch the A train uptown, go to Port Authority, and take a long bus ride back, and the little guy made it for 8 years.

Alex: Good. You're in command of the board right now, young lady.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Lisa found the Daily Double on the 26th clue. Lisa had $1,600, Ben had $1,600, and Doug was at $2,000. Lisa wagered $1,000.

18th CENTURY AMERICAN WRITIN' & SPEAKIN' $800: On Dec. 19, 1776, with Washington's army verging on disintegration, Thomas Paine put out "The American" this
[Lisa sighs]

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
THE SPORT'S BOOK $400: "Man on Spikes" by Eliot Asinof

THEATER GLOSSARY $800: Sounding like it only goes one direction, any stage curtain that can be raised or lowered is known as one of these
(Lisa: What is a one-way curtain?)

THEATER GLOSSARY $1000: It's the 4-letter word for an upright piece of painted scenery mounted on a frame

COOL RHYMES $400: Directive to treat others the way you'd like them to treat you

SYSTEMS PRIMED $800: Musicians Daron Malakian, John Dolmayan, Serj Tankian, Shavo Odadjian

TRAVEL & TOURISM $1000: The Ogoh-Ogoh parade is held on the eve of Nyepi, a Hindu holiday celebrated on this Indonesian island
(Ben: What is Java?)
(Doug: What is Sri Lanka?)

TRAVEL & TOURISM $800: It's the French name of the Seine's Left Bank, home to the Sorbonne & intellectual life
(Lisa: What is the Rive Droite?)
(Alex: No.)
(Lisa: Oh!)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Doug: $3,000
Ben: $1,800
Lisa: $1,000

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Post by Archivists » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE FUTURE OF THE UNIVERSE (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
14-LETTER WORDS (4/5)
THE DRUMMER SINGS (5/5)
JOHN DONNE (2/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
NO MAN (4/5)
AN "I" LAND (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Lisa: 10 R, 0 W
Ben: 7 R, 1 W
Doug: 7 R (including 1 DD), 2 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $8,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Doug snagged the next Daily Double on the 12th clue. Lisa had $6,200, Ben had $4,200, and Doug was at $4,200. Doug wagered $2,000.

THE FUTURE OF THE UNIVERSE $1600: We "fear" that in 10 million years, this largest of Mars' moons will crash into the planet

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Doug who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 28th clue. Lisa had $10,600, Ben had $7,400, and Doug was at $12,600. Doug wagered $600.

JOHN DONNE $1200: In 1610 Donne criticized his former Catholic faith in "Pseudo-Martyr", which was dedicated to this king
(Doug: Who is Henry VIII?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
AN "I" LAND $2000: Home to the Wicklow & Blue Stack Mountains

NO MAN $1200: For decades J. Edgar Hoover denied the existence of this 5-letter organization

14-LETTER WORDS $1200: Adjective for a speech given with no preparation or forethought
(Ben: What is improvised?)
(Alex: No.)
(Ben: What is improvisational?)
(Alex: No.)
(Doug: What is improvisational?)

JOHN DONNE $1600: The first biography of Donne was by this "Compleat Angler" author & appeared as a preface to Donne's "LXXX Sermons"

JOHN DONNE $2000: The "No man is an island" passage continues, "Never send to know" this, later a book title

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Doug: $12,000
Lisa: $10,600
Ben: $7,400

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ACTRESSES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
First and a half equals second plus third.
Doug: Wager $9,200--wagering any more risks falling behind Ben's wager of $4,600.
Lisa: You have a choice of wagering $0 (to win on a Triple Stumper), between $4,201 and $7,799 (to win if Doug is wrong and you are right while still winning on a Triple Stumper if Ben wagers as recommended or higher), or going all-in with a wager of $10,600 for the win or tie if you give the correct response (and provided Doug is wrong or doesn't wager to cover or wagers less for some obscure reason). Since winning on a Triple Stumper is probably the likeliest of these outcomes, a wager in the $4,201-$7,799 range is best.
Ben: Wagering $4,600 ties Doug's $0 wager and beats Doug's standard shutout bet of $9,201 by $1 on the Triple Stumper.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
From 1959 to 1968, she made only 4 films but received Oscar nominations for Best Actress for all 4

FINAL SCORES
Ben: $7,400 + $3,199 = $10,599 (Who is Katherine Hepburn) (2nd place)
Lisa: $10,600 + $10,600 = $21,200 (Who is Katharine Hepburn?) (43001-day champion: $21,200)
Doug: $12,000 - $9,201 = $2,799 (Who is Audrey Hepburn) (3rd place)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $13,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Doug: $12,200, 13 R (including 1 DD), 3 W (including 1 DD)
Lisa: $11,600, 19 R, 4 W (including 1 DD)
Ben: $7,400, 13 R, 3 W
Combined Coryat: $31,200

BATTING AVERAGES
Lisa: 20/59 = .339
Ben: 14/58 = .241
Doug: 13/60 = .217
Team: 47/63 = .746

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
THE SPORT'S BOOK $1000: "Fever Pitch" by Nick Hornby
(Lisa: What is baseball?)

TRAVEL & TOURISM $600: One of the world's busiest airports is built on an island off this Chinese administrative region to avoid all the tall buildings

TRAVEL & TOURISM $400: Every even year watch the world's top sailors in the Atlantic Cup, a 1,000-mile race from this S.C. port to Portland, Me.
(Ben: What is Hilton-- what is Hilton's Head?)
(Alex: No.)
(Ben: Oh!)
...
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

THE FUTURE OF THE UNIVERSE $2000: The Milky Way will one day collide with this neighboring galaxy, M31-- someone call Perseus

14-LETTER WORDS $1600: The name of these breeches was inspired by Washington Irving's 1809 work "A History of New York"

CORRECT RESPONSES
"The American Crisis
baseball
a drop
a flat
the Golden Rule
System of a Down
Bali
the Rive Gauche
Phobos
James I
Ireland
the Mafia
extemporaneous
Izaak Walton
for whom the bell tolls
Katharine Hepburn
soccer
Hong Kong
Charleston
Andromeda
knickerbockers

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:12 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ACTRESSES

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
From 1959 to 1968, she made only 4 films but received Oscar nominations for Best Actress for all 4

Lisa Schlitt: 10600+10600=21200 (3x = $64,200)
Ben Smolen: 7400+3199=10599
Doug Baker: 12000-9201=2799

Correct response:
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Katharine Hepburn (Doug – Audrey Hepburn)

Daily Doubles
Lisa: 1600-1000
Doug: 4200+2000
Doug: 12600-600

Coryats
Lisa: 11600
Ben: 7400
Doug: 12200

Combined: 31,200
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Re: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:29 pm

At least Dr. J gets to retain family bragging rights, Sorry it didn't work out for you, Doug. I wonder if they'd have taken just "Hepburn".

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Re: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Kenny » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:27 pm

FJ was an instaget because she was the only actress I could think of who would've been nominated for multiple Oscars in the 1960s. For future reference, the films for which KATHARINE was nominated are: "Suddenly Last Summer" ('59); "Long Day's Journey Into Night ('62); "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner ('67 won); and "Lion In Winter" ('68 - won).

I knew The Compleat Angler is a frequent J! clue subject, but couldnt come up with Izaak Walton. Rive Gauche neg for Lisa was probably an instance of knowing too much. I've never heard of the one she said.
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Re: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:28 pm

The Sports category seemed very YEKIOYD.

"Buddy system" is a SCUBA thing?!

Lach Trash: System of a Down, "for whom the bell tolls".

Precalled Henley/Eagles in "The Drummer Sings".

"I" Land should've had precalls out the ass after I realized the category wasn't "Island", but I just couldn't think of any "I" lands. Just like when they had "States ending in 'Ia'" and I went 0/5 because I just couldn't think of any.

I didn't see anything leading to "Transportation" in 14 for $400.

I know there is someone named Katharine Hepburn, but I could tell you literally nothing about her.
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Re: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OSXpert » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:29 pm

Went with the wrong Hepburn here.

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Re: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:32 pm

Kenny wrote:Rive Gauche neg for Lisa was probably an instance of knowing too much. I've never heard of the one she said.
Rive Droite is simply the Right Bank (the north side of the Seine).

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Post by xxaaaxx » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:34 pm

So none of them precalled For Whom the Bell Tolls, or recognized the passage? OK then.

Instaget FJ. Oscars trivia pays off again...not that it will help in the current TD, I'm sure.

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Re: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:35 pm

Kenny wrote:FJ was an instaget because she was the only actress I could think of who would've been nominated for multiple Oscars in the 1960s. For future reference, the films for which KATHERINE was nominated are: "Suddenly Last Summer" ('60); "Long Day's Journey Into Night ('63); "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner ('68 - won); and "Lion In Winter" ('69 - won).

I knew The Compleat Angler is a frequent J! clue subject, but for the life of me come up with Izaak Walton. Rive Gauche neg for Lisa was probably an instance of knowing too much for Lisa. I've never heard of the one she said.
I had FJ on mute, but is there some reason that you misspelled Ms. Hepburn's name? Because it's Katharine.

And I can't imagine that they would have accepted Hepburn per Kirk's information from the other day about what contestants are told about giving complete Final Jeopardy responses. That said, I had no idea that Audrey Hepburn had three nominations in the 60s, plus another in 1955. So, this was an instaget but it's just as well that I was oblivious to Audrey's nominations. (I knew she won for Roman Holiday but also knew it was in the early 50s).

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Re: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Vowela » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:35 pm

Not to sound too much like TPH, but I'm missing something apparently. I have no idea how this was almost a triple get. I couldn't figure it out any closer than "name a famous actress from the 60s" and took a very random stab at Elizabeth Taylor, aware that my chances of being right were minimal.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:00 pm

That is why you watch the interview segment.

Another Audrey Hepburn miss here. I did not know that particular Oscar nugget and took a guess for someone who may have fit the requirements.

Looks like it's 3/7 so far, so I'll take the under 50% for the weekly poll even though Katharine Hepburn seems guessable for someone to pull out a name to have a response.

Lisa is 3/3 on FJ! clues and her opponents are 1/6, so well done by her being correct on three that were no cinch for other J! players.

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Post by skullturf » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:05 pm

Did anyone else do what I did, and write down "Hepburn" first, before deciding whether to write K or A in front?

Luckily for me, I picked the right one (I had a dim memory that 1968 might have been one of the years that K. Hepburn was not just nominated, but also won).

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Post by 9021amyers » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:08 pm

Vowela wrote:Not to sound too much like TPH, but I'm missing something apparently. I have no idea how this was almost a triple get. I couldn't figure it out any closer than "name a famous actress from the 60s" and took a very random stab at Elizabeth Taylor, aware that my chances of being right were minimal.
Katharine was nominated 12 times; she won Best Actresd in back-to-back years in 1968 and 1969. If you know that bit of movie trivia, it's an educated guess.

I'm assuming that my guess of "charm school" for the finishing school clue in Cool Rhymes would be acceptable.

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Post by morbeedo » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:10 pm

Vowela wrote:Not to sound too much like TPH, but I'm missing something apparently. I have no idea how this was almost a triple get. I couldn't figure it out any closer than "name a famous actress from the 60s" and took a very random stab at Elizabeth Taylor, aware that my chances of being right were minimal.
I thought of Liz Taylor but went with Katharine Hepburn because (1) she has the most acting nominations after Streep and (2) she only made 4 films in that time span, presumably because she was getting on, and Liz was in her prime in the 60s.

TS: drop (curtain), golden rule, Ireland, rive gauche, extemporaneous and DD: James I

I'm assuming "The Origin of Species" would have been accepted

"For whom the bell tolls" would have taken a minute or so to come to me

ghoul was difficult - didn't know the origin or the second meaning as someone who takes pleasure in tragedy

"I"slands - I get they were going for a link with the Donne / No Man categories, but "I"slands having nothing to do with Islands, well that's just confusing and I hesitated BIGLY on India

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Re: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by goatman » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:11 pm

This was a tough get agonized over it. Quickly excluded Hayworth too early, Monroe too dead, Grace Kelly gone to Monaco. Thinking about Taylor and the two (unrelated) Hepburns, and "The Lion In Winter" pops into me cranium. So, a WAG; I knew she had been ill around the filming of it so it seemed to fit. I haven't memorized the nominees of every Academy Awards, LOL! :roll:

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Re: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Kenny » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:20 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
I had FJ on mute, but is there some reason that you misspelled Ms. Hepburn's name? Because it's Katharine.
Just the same reason so many people misspell Barbra Streisand's first name: it's an atypical spelling. Post corrected.

Interesting factoid: KH (Lion In Winter) and BS (Funny Girl) tied for best actress for 1968. I've never heard of that happening before or since.
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Kenny wrote:Rive Gauche neg for Lisa was probably an instance of knowing too much. I've never heard of the one she said.
Rive Droite is simply the Right Bank (the north side of the Seine).
Thanks. I didn't catch what she said and don't speak French.

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Post by doihavetoreally » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:39 pm

I remember sometime back Dr.J mentioning about her husband's audition. Pleasantly surprised to see Doug on the show. Although it didn't work out for him.
Instaget on FJ. My limited knowledge helped here... I read the clue hinting as - who won most best actresses.
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Post by dinghammer » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:41 pm

Precalled "mule" in the POOL category (or was it COOL?), but it wasn't there. Weird.

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Post by StevenH » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:50 pm

Audrey Hepburn was my first instinct from the time period, but then I considered Katharine, thinking that it may have been someone who was near the end of their career. I ended up picking the wrong Hepburn.

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