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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:54 pm

Game Recap for Show #7617, 2017-10-24

CONTESTANTS
Rod Swain, an AmeriCorps recruiter from Columbus, Ohio
Kristina Witzling, a market researcher from Flemington, New Jersey
Nan Bauer, a writer from Brooklyn, Michigan (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,001)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Our champion, Nan Bauer, has that look about her today that says, "I still can’t believe it. I surprised myself on yesterday’s program." Well, it worked out well. And who knows what will happen today against Kristina and Rod? We start finding out, however, right now. Here we go. All right, let's take a look at the categories…

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ART & MYTHOLOGY (5/5)
FLORIDA CITIES (4/5)
SULLIVAN AWARD WINNERS (2/3)
HOLD MY BEER (5/5)
ROBOTS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
"R"2 "D"2 (3/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Rod: 14 R (including 4 rebounds and 1 DD), 2 W
Nan: 6 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W
Kristina: 4 R (including 1 rebound), 3 W

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 4
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,000



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Nan: $3,400
Kristina: $800
Rod: $800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Rod Swain is from Columbus, Ohio. He's an AmeriCorps recruiter. Is that like the Peace Corps?

Rod: It's similar. So AmeriCorps is sort of the domestic version of the Peace Corps. So hiring young people to do service work right here in the U.S., as opposed to going overseas.

Alex: Okay, good.




Alex: Kristina Witzling.

Kristina: Yes.

Alex: From Flemington, New Jersey. Are you a foodie?

Kristina: We--my husband Mark and I--are both foodies, and we’re introducing our son Josh to the tradition of collecting Michelin stars.

Alex: You collect Michelin stars?

Kristina: Michelin stars.

Alex: What's the most stars that you have seen at a restaurant? Four?

Kristina: Yeah. Three, you know, the top. Our total number of stars is well over 50.

Alex: Oh, hello. All right. You eat well.




Alex: Nan Bauer is a writer from Michigan. Now, a museum junkie.

Nan: Yeah.

Alex: And you kind of OD'ed on museums in the Netherlands once.

Nan: Little bit. We went to Amsterdam, and they have a fantastic museum card. And they've got about a hundred museums, and we said we’re going for it. So we saw about 16 in four, five days I think. It was great.

Alex: I’m glad you added that.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Rod found the Daily Double on the 23rd clue. Nan had $2,000, Kristina had $1,400, and Rod was at $3,800. Rod wagered $1,500.

ROBOTS $800: Used to move equipment & supplies, the 55-foot-long Canadarm2 is a giant robotic arm on this facility
(Alex: We have less than a minute to go.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
"R"2 "D"2 $400: Michelle Obama attended Princeton for this type of education, followed by Harvard Law School
(Kristina: What is secondary?)

FLORIDA CITIES $1000: This alliterative city in Broward County has been named one of the USA's best cities to live in--the trees in its name help

"R"2 "D"2 $1000: In Native American lore, this winged creature is capable of producing severe weather

SULLIVAN AWARD WINNERS $600: 2008:
Female gymnast (& future "Dancing with the Stars" winner)
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Rod: $7,100
Nan: $2,000
Kristina: $0
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Re: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:55 pm

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ORGANIZATIONS (3/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
COME SAIL AWAY (4/5)
PROFESSORS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
HIT TV THEME SONGS (4/5)
THE PLAY'S THE THING (4/5)
IN OTHER WORDS, DEAD (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Rod: 11 R, 0 W
Nan: 9 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Kristina: 4 R (including 1 DD), 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 6
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $10,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Kristina snagged the next Daily Double on the 8th clue. Nan had $2,000, Kristina had $2,000, and Rod was at $10,300. Kristina wagered $1,000.

ORGANIZATIONS $1200: In 2011 & 2012 it was named the sixth-largest homebuilder in the United States

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Nan who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 19th clue. Nan had $4,800, Kristina had $3,400, and Rod was at $11,500. Nan wagered $3,000.

PROFESSORS $1600: A practicing physician, he became professor of botany as well as medicine at the University of Uppsala in 1741

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
HIT TV THEME SONGS $2000: Just some "Good Ol' Boys" by this country music star was all "The Dukes of Hazzard" needed

THE PLAY'S THE THING $1200: A familiar TV & movie face, in 2003 she made her Broadway debut as Big Mama in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
(Nan: Who is Margo McKinnon?)

ORGANIZATIONS $1600: A staff with a snake coiled around it appears on the emblem of this U.N. agency that's HQ'd in Geneva
(Kristina: What is Doctors Without Borders?)

ORGANIZATIONS $2000: The largest U.S. organization advocating for people's rights at the end of life is called Compassion & these

IN OTHER WORDS, DEAD $2000: The Monty Python shop customer says, "This is a late parrot... it's rung down the curtain & joined" this singing group

COME SAIL AWAY $2000: He led the 1608 expedition that sailed from France & founded Quebec

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Rod: $15,900
Nan: $13,400
Kristina: $3,400

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ETYMOLOGY

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths for first place. Shore's Conjecture.
Rod: Wager $10,901 to cover Nan. Or, you could try out a Shoretegic bet of $4,101.
Nan: Your score is within 4/5ths of Rod's, so wager between $5,001 (venusian) and $6,599 (martian), beating Rod's maximum safe bet of the difference between your scores while still covering against a doubled score on Kristina's part.
Kristina: You just can't cover a rational wager by Nan, 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
This 8-letter word meaning "cultured" or "intellectual" originated with a phrenology concept

FINAL SCORES
Kristina: $3,400 - $0 = $3,400 (What is cerebral?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Nan: $13,400 - $6,601 = $6,799 (What is eggheaded?) (2-day champion: $21,800)
Rod: $15,900 - $11,000 = $4,900 (What is Adroit?) (2nd place: $2,000)
(Alex: [To Rod] It had to do with people who have a [*]. If you had a [*], you were deemed to be more intelligent. That's why I keep telling the barber to cut back my hair, more and more.)
[Laughter]

Total Potential Lach Trash: $13,800

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Rod: $15,200, 25 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Nan: $12,000, 15 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Kristina: $3,600, 8 R (including 1 DD), 4 W
Combined Coryat: $30,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Rod: 25/59 = .424
Nan: 15/59 = .254
Kristina: 8/59 = .136
Team: 48/63 = .762

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
ART & MYTHOLOGY $200: Commissioned during Louis XIV's reign, the sculpture seen here shows Mercury riding this horse

ART & MYTHOLOGY $400: A 16th century painting by Joachim Patinir shows "Charon Crossing This" mythical river
[ERRATUM: The title of the painting is Charon Crossing the Styx, not Charon Crossing This Styx.]

ART & MYTHOLOGY $600: On the vase dating from the 5th century B.C., this hero is tied to the mast of his ship to resist the singing of the sirens
(Rod: Who is Oedipus?)

ART & MYTHOLOGY $1000: Cheers to you if you know he's the young Roman god depicted in this Caravaggio painting

"R"2 "D"2 $200: Seen here, it needs to do its thing in a timely way, or disaster ensues

"R"2 "D"2 $600: Term for a registered user of the website that hosts Q&As called AMAs
(Rod: What is a Reddit?)

HOLD MY BEER $400: A man named Sebastian was actually the 18th c. brewmaster who founded this Belgian "star" brand
(Nan: What is Stella d'Artois?)
(Alex: Yes. No. No, sorry.)

HOLD MY BEER $1000: Constellation Brands distributes Modelo, Pacifico y this beer that comes in "Extra" & "Light"
(Nan: What is Dos Equis?)

ROBOTS $1000: Robots don't need goggles to do this job of fusing metal to metal with an electrical charge sparking across a gap
(Kristina: What is welding?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)
(Kristina: Oh. Uh...)

"R"2 "D"2 $800: Ken Burns' documentary on Prohibition had an episode called "A Nation of" these habitual tipplers
(Kristina: What are alcoholics?)

PROFESSORS $800: This Oxford professor is remembered for fiction writing more than for his expertise in Old and Middle English

COME SAIL AWAY $800: (Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) To show how ancient America's people could colonize Polynesia, in 1947 Thor Heyerdahl sailed 4300 miles in 101 days, on this raft, named for an Incan god

COME SAIL AWAY $1600: Here's Henry Hudson and a full depiction of this ship of his, sailing on the Hudson river

CORRECT RESPONSES
the International Space Station
undergraduate
Pembroke Pines
the thunderbird
Shawn Johnson
Habitat for Humanity
Linnaeus
Waylon Jennings
Margo Martindale
the World Health Organization
choices
joined the choir invisible
Samuel de Champlain
highbrow
Pegasus
Styx
Ulysses (or Odysseus)
Bacchus
a drawbridge
a Redditor
Stella Artois
Corona
arc welding
drunkards
J.R.R. Tolkien
Kon-Tiki
the Half Moon
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Re: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by theFJguy » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:07 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ETYMOLOGY

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This 8-letter word meaning “cultured” or “intellectual” originated with a phrenology concept

Nan Bauer: 13400-6601=6799 (2x = $21,800)
Kristina Witzling: 3400-0=3400
Rod Swain: 15900-11000=4900

Correct response:
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highbrow (Nan – eggheaded) (Kristina – cerebral) (Rod – adroit)

Daily Doubles
Rod: 3800+1500
Kristina: 2000+1000
Nan: 4800+3000

Coryats
Nan: 12000
Kristina: 3600
Rod: 15200

Combined: 30,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:
Nan: 2000
Kristina: 0
Rod: 7100

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Re: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:09 pm

I liked that the J! round had a response for Styx and the DJ! round had a category COME SAIL AWAY.

The BMS on welding seemed to leave Kristina with that deer in the headlights look others have mentioned when a contestant has no idea what to add to their response.

Alex tried to let Nan get away with Stella D’Artois, but the judges could not let that one go.

The clue for Shawn Johnson was a TS while the gymnast by coincidence is making news today due to her miscarriage.

The players missed running HIT TV THEME SONGS when they could not get the singer for one clue we know will keep Hammer from a zero in the category.

The FJ! had me thinking a couple of 7-letter words with erudite and learned until I was able to write one with 8 letters: Brainiac
It had no chance to be right and I know that more time would not have helped me solve the clue.

Not much in the Archive for the word:

#6181, aired 2011-06-27 A NATURAL "HIGH" $800: This facial hair term means very cultured

The other hit only referred to literature critics using the adjective.

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Re: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by PanthersFan1 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:42 pm

Nan messed up her math there and could have lost to Kristina by a dollar had Kristina got final right and went all in.

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Re: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:19 pm

That FJ is probably going to poll pretty low and the clue was pretty esoteric. A vote for cerebral here.

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Re: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bob78164 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:48 pm

This game is a win for the Intermediate Form of Shore's Conjecture. The second-place player bet "big." --Bob

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Re: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by grindcore » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:50 pm

"Highbrow" comes from phrenology? Brutally difficult FJ in my opinion. Cerebral was my guess but I know it didn't feel right.

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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:21 pm

PanthersFan1 wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:42 pm
Nan messed up her math there and could have lost to Kristina by a dollar had Kristina got final right and went all in.
Perfectly cromulent analysis.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:27 pm

Counted my guesses. Four wrong, zero right.

"Amnesty International" rings no bells.

I've never heard "cash in" to mean dead, only for literally cashing something in.

I know what phrenology is, but I just couldn't get anything going on this one.

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Post by econgator » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:28 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:27 pm
I know what phrenology is, but I just couldn't get anything going on this one.
Ditto

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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:31 pm

econgator wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:28 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:27 pm
I know what phrenology is, but I just couldn't get anything going on this one.
Ditto
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Post by OSXpert » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:32 pm

My first guess on FJ was supercilious because I recalled that word has something to do with the head, but that was too many letters. I couldn't come up with anything good, so my final answer was BIGHEADED, which doesn't fit the clue or number of letters.

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Post by lisa0012 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:32 pm

PhD in psychology, and I couldn't figure it out.

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Post by heppm01 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:34 pm

Chalk up another one for "brainiac", although I knew it was almost certainly wrong. Doubt I would have ever gotten to highbrow.

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Post by PanthersFan1 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:58 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:21 pm
PanthersFan1 wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:42 pm
Nan messed up her math there and could have lost to Kristina by a dollar had Kristina got final right and went all in.
Perfectly cromulent analysis.
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Post by acthomas » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:59 pm

Best I could brainstorm was "Eggheads" which I figure wouldn't make the cut despite its (laughably disputable) technical correctness.

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Post by goatman » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:03 pm

First take: "eclectic" um yeah that's 8 but... phrenologic? Nah... bumps on head... on forehead... DOH! Get it, got it good. 44R.
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Post by NoWhammies10 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:03 pm

"Erudite" was the word I came up with. 7 letters. We're gonna have to open a NW10 Education Thread at this point. What in Hell's bathroom was supposed to lead me to "highbrow"? I mean, okay, Phrenology is the study of the skull and the measurements thereof. I'll be shocked if this FJ! polls at higher than 50%.

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Post by zerobandwidth » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:03 pm

That game was a roller coaster. I thought Nan was collapsing and Rod was running away with it, then BAM!

I'm a bit embarrassed about guessing Mendel for the DD about Linnaeus, since one of my data science projects was named after Linnaeus. By me. Derp.
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