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Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:27 pm

Game Recap for Show #7686, 2018-01-29

Ryan Fenster game 1.

CONTESTANTS
Maria Pecoraro, a teacher and learning support specialist from New Haven, Connecticut
Ryan Fenster, a banker from SeaTac, Washington
Jennifer Tomassi, a freelance writer from Los Angeles, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,401)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Hey, folks. Welcome aboard. We turned things around, I think, last week. Our champions started winning more money. Jennifer, case in point. Over twenty thou. Ryan and Maria, good to have you here. Good luck, players. Here we go into the Jeopardy! Round. Today with these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
HISTORY ACROSS AMERICA (3/5)
WINTER OLYMPICS PREVIEW (3/4)
FRUITS & VEGETABLES IN FRENCH (2/2)
MYTHOL-"O"-GY (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
DOG BREEDS (3/5)
THE WORDS OF H.G. WELLS (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Ryan: 12 R, 4 W
Maria: 6 R (including 2 rebounds), 3 W
Jennifer: 5 R (including 1 DD), 3 W

Clues revealed: 26
Triple Stumpers: 5
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,400



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Jennifer found the Daily Double on the 12th clue. Jennifer had $200, Ryan was in the red with -$1,000, and Maria had a deficit with -$1,400. Jennifer wagered $1,000.

MYTHOL-"O"-GY $600: This son of Apollo & Calliope could enchant gods, people, animals & even trees with the sound of his lyre

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Jennifer: $400
Ryan: -$200
Maria: -$400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Maria Pecoraro is from New Haven, Connecticut. How did I get to be "Uncle Alex" in your house?

Maria: Oh, well. I have a niece, Marisa. And when she was two, she was a little whirlwind, would never sit down until she heard the Jeopardy! theme. So we used to say to her, "Sit down, let's watch Uncle Alex," and we could get some food into her every now and then. So you are Uncle Alex to us, I'm afraid.

[Laughter]

Alex: I don't mind at all.

Maria: Thank you.

Alex: Good for you.




Alex: Ryan Fenster, a banker from SeaTac, Washington. What's this? You're gonna be attending the University of Iceland starting this summer?

Ryan: That is correct. I'm doing a master's program in Viking and medieval Norse studies.

Alex: How 'bout that?

Ryan: Yeah.

Alex: How did you get interested in that?

Ryan: My family is mostly Norwegian. And I've just always loved history, and especially, just kind of getting into the history of my own people.

Alex: Iceland's a lovely place.

Ryan: Yeah.

Alex: You'll have a good time.




Alex: Jennifer Tomassi, freelance writer from Los Angeles. And you attended a Comic-Con and went in costume as...

Jennifer: Yes. My niece, Morgan, decided that we should go as characters from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. So she of course wanted to be King Arthur, and her brother was his servant, Patsy. My husband, Matt, went as Tim the Enchanter, and I was the killer rabbit.

[Laughter]

Jennifer: There were more of us and we made quite a splash.

Alex: I'm sure you did.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
HISTORY ACROSS AMERICA $800: (I'm Madison Adams with CBS 11 News.)The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is in this building that in November 1963 became instantly world famous
(Ryan: What is the Texas Book Depository? Or Texas Textbook Depository?)
(Maria: What is the Texas Book Depository?)

HISTORY ACROSS AMERICA $1000: (I'm Patrice Sanders from Fox 45 News.) The American Revolution ended when, here in the Maryland State House, Congress ratified this peace treaty signed in Europe
(Ryan: What is the Treaty of Ghent?)
(Maria: What is the Treaty of Versailles?)

DOG BREEDS $400: In 1931 this Japanese breed was designated a national monument in its native land
(Jennifer: What is the Lhasa Apso?)
(Ryan: What is a Shiba Inu?)
(Maria: What's a Shar-Pei?)

DOG BREEDS $600: The name of this breed includes a reference to its coat & another animal
(Jennifer: What is an Airedale terrier?)

WINTER OLYMPICS PREVIEW $600: This all-time leader in women's skiing World Cup wins has been named an honorary ambassador at the Games
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Ryan: $5,200
Maria: $1,200
Jennifer: $200
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Re: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:27 pm

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
NATIVE SONS (2/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
THEY COME IN PAIRS (5/5)
BALLET COMPANIES (2/4, including 1 missed Daily Double)
FREEZE FRAME (3/5)
JAPANESE AUTHORS (4/5)
2-LETTER WORDS (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Ryan: 14 R, 2 W
Maria: 4 R, 0 W
Jennifer: 3 R, 3 W (including 2 DDs)

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 6
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $8,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Jennifer snagged the next Daily Double on the 6th clue. Jennifer had $1,000, Ryan had $4,800, and Maria was at $1,200. Jennifer made it a True Daily Double, wagering $1,000.

NATIVE SONS $2000: A plain white fence on Hill Street is a tourist attraction in this Missouri town
(Jennifer: What is...)
(Alex: Hurry.)
(Jennifer: Jackson.)
(Alex: No. The reference is to Mark Twain, and it's [*].)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Jennifer who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 7th clue. Jennifer had no money, Ryan had $4,800, and Maria was at $1,200. Jennifer wagered $1,000.

BALLET COMPANIES $800: Les Ballets de Monte Carlo was created in 1985 to honor this woman who died 3 years earlier
[Jennifer shakes her head.]

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
NATIVE SONS $800: Mayberry Days is a September festival in Andy Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy in this state
(Jennifer: What is Pennsylvania?)

NATIVE SONS $1200: A museum named for this pilot & famous firster is on Apollo Drive in his hometown of Wapakoneta, Ohio
(Ryan: Who is Lindbergh?)

FREEZE FRAME $2000: 2 animated shows have been based on this Ezra Jack Keats kids' book in which Peter plays in the city's first snowfall
(Ryan: What is The Snowman?)

FREEZE FRAME $1200: In a depressing 1997 film about '70s key parties, this title weather condition freezes New Canaan, Connecticut

BALLET COMPANIES $1600: Born in Novgorod province, Serge Diaghilev was living in Paris when he founded this French-named ballet company
(Alex: Less than a minute to go now.)

JAPANESE AUTHORS $2000: Change one of the digits of 1984 to a letter to get the title of this Orwellian Haruki Murakami novel
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Ryan: $16,800 (lock game)
Maria: $6,000
Jennifer: $200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE 1960s

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; lock for second place.
Ryan: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $4,799 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Maria: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $5,599 (martian), and enjoy 2nd place.
Jennifer: You've no hope of catching up... unless Maria does something stupid. So risk $199.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
It was already a crime to alter one of these; a 1965 law passed 393-1 in the House criminalized burning one too

FINAL SCORES
Jennifer: $200 + $0 = $200 (What is the American flag? a draft card?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Maria: $6,000 + $5,000 = $11,000 (What is a Draft card? Hi Robert!) (2nd place: $2,000)
Ryan: $16,800 + $4,199 = $20,999 (What is a draft card) (New champion: $20,999)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $12,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Ryan: $16,800, 26 R, 6 W
Maria: $6,000, 10 R, 3 W
Jennifer: $1,800, 8 R (including 1 DD), 6 W (including 2 DDs)
Combined Coryat: $24,600

BATTING AVERAGES
Ryan: 27/58 = .466
Maria: 11/58 = .190
Jennifer: 9/61 = .148
Team: 47/63 = .746

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
DOG BREEDS $200: A Springer type is seen here

HISTORY ACROSS AMERICA $400: (I'm Danielle Niles from WBZ.) 16 months before he famously rode off into American history, this man joined the other patriots in the Boston tea party protest

HISTORY ACROSS AMERICA $600: (I'm Julie Nelson from KARE 11.) On September 2, 1901 at the Minnesota State Fair, Theodore Roosevelt advised, "Speak softly and" do this

HISTORY ACROSS AMERICA $200: (Hi, I'm Alison Starling from ABC 7.) The largest crowd in the history of the National Mall was an estimated 1.8 million people celebrating this January 2009 event

MYTHOL-"O"-GY $1000: Electra encouraged this brother to kill their mother Clytemnestra
(Jennifer: Who's Oedipus?)

FRUITS & VEGETABLES IN FRENCH $200: Les petits pois
(Ryan: What are baby carrots?)

DOG BREEDS $800: This breed is an English greyhound in miniature
(Ryan: What's an Italian greyhound?)
[Originally ruled incorrect; ruled correct at the beginning of Double Jeopardy!]

THE WORDS OF H.G. WELLS $600: Wells preached & definitely practiced this 2-word phrase for ignoring the conventional constraints of marriage
(Ryan: What's an open marriage?)
[Originally ruled incorrect; ruled correct at the beginning of Double Jeopardy!]
...
(Alex: Less than a minute to go.)

DOG BREEDS $1000: One-word name of the breed seen here with its characteristic smile

THEY COME IN PAIRS $400: We bet you know it's the game seen here played with a pair of dice

2-LETTER WORDS $2000: This satellite, seen here on the left, is the most volcanically active body in our solar system

CORRECT RESPONSES
Orpheus
Texas School Book Depository
the Treaty of Paris
the Akita
a wire-haired fox terrier
Lindsey Vonn
Hannibal, Missouri
Princess Grace of Monaco
North Carolina
Neil Armstrong
The Snowy Day
the ice storm
the Ballets Russes
IQ84
a draft card
a spaniel
Paul Revere
carry a big stick
Barack Obama's inauguration
Orestes
baby peas
a whippet (or an Italian greyhound)
free love (or an open marriage)
a Samoyed
craps
Io
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Re: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by theFJguy » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:29 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE 1960s

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
It was already a crime to alter one of these; a 1965 law passed 393-1 in the house criminalized burning one too

Jennifer Tomassi: 200+0=200
Ryan Fenster: 16800+4199=20999 (New Champ)
Maria Pecoraro: 6000+5000=11000

Correct response:
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draft card (Jennifer – What is the American Flag? a draft card? (Maria – added a Hi Robert!)

Daily Doubles
Jennifer: 200+1000
Jennifer: 1000-1000
Jennifer: 0-1000

Coryats
Jennifer: 1800
Ryan: 16800
Maria: 6000

Combined: 24,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:
Jennifer: 200
Ryan: 5200
Maria: 1200

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Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:30 pm

DOG BREEDS $800: This breed is an English greyhound in miniature
THE WORDS OF H.G. WELLS $600: Wells preached & definitely practiced this 2-word phrase for ignoring the conventional constraints of marriage

Both clues had Ryan negged (Italian greyhound & open marriage) and Maria (whippet & free love) rebounding, turning them into double correct as Alex announced two reversals to open the DJ! Round.

On the triple miss in DOG BREEDS for the Japanese dog I could make out Lhasa Apso & Sharpei, but what was Ryan’s miss? Sounded like Shubean?

The game got better as after clue 10 the players were still all in the red.

After think time Alex said, “Basically there were two choices for you for this clue.” Yes, I had two although both were wrong as I crossed out dollar bill and wrote U.S. Flag.

THE 1960s to Vietnam War to draft card seemed so obvious as the responses went along yet I failed to get there.

Ryan had a lock. He could have bet zero and gone for the laugh with “bra.”

For Fleeboy, Myron and others who like old TV even if before their time: Too bad this game with Ryan Fenster did not have a clue or response with Dickens. Say what? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27m_Dic ... 7s_Fenster

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Post by squarekara » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:50 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:30 pm

On the triple miss in DOG BREEDS for the Japanese dog I could make out Lhasa Apso & Sharpei, but what was Ryan’s miss? Sounded like Shubean?
Ryan said "Shiba Inu," which was a good guess.

The sheer wackiness of this game made me giddy. Too bad I didn't have any bingo cards ready. (See the "On Potent Potables" thread.) This was a particularly good game for my kids, so I'm jazzed about that. And, wow, the J! round gameplay really forced me to appreciate The Power of the Clam.

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Post by tiwonge » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:17 pm

Wow, this was a rough game.

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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:30 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:30 pm
The game got better as after clue 10 the players were still all in the red.
Still the case as deep as clue 17, in fact.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:29 pm

Johnny's closing tag changed to "Jeopardy! is also brought to you by..."

Ugh, so many negs. I don't blame them; this was a lousy set of boards. At least they managed to recover.

It seems the judges were off their game too, given the two reversals at the start of DJ!

Odysseus = Ulysses rings no bells to me. Usually I can hold my own in mythology categories, but I bombed that one.

Saw no way to figure out any of those French fruits and vegetables. That word at $200 didn't sound remotely like "peas" to me, and the word before it threw me further away.

Also saw no way to figure out Montreal or Haiku in the top box.

Ran 2 Letters.

Mom took the "flag" negbait. I had neither that nor the correct response.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:31 pm

Oh the 1960s? Vietnam era? Burning? Oh well then it's surely that old standby of protesting the government, burning the American flag.
...
...
...oh. And as extra salt in the wound, after 2 rounds full of negs and TSes, it's a triple get. Well !@#$ :oops:

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Post by Foretopman » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:37 pm

Was it my DVR or did WLS Chicago have a glitch just as the "Orestes" response was being given?

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Post by Vowela » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:37 pm

Learned a couple of things today that I didn't know that I didn't know. First, that the Texas school book depository's name actually was Texas School Book Depository. I always just thought it was a description of the building, not the actual name of the place. Or used to be the name, anyway. It just doesn't sound like an actual building name. I was surprised by the lack of reversal before finding out that it was the actual name of the place, and not just a generic descriptor.

Second, that the moon is named Io, and not Lo. I never realized before today that the first letter was an i. I'm not sure I've heard the name spoken aloud before, and I just always thought it was Lo.

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Post by squarekara » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:40 pm

Foretopman wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:37 pm
Was it my DVR or did WLS Chicago have a glitch just as the "Orestes" response was being given?
I noticed a hiccup at some point--that must've been it.

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Post by Bamaman » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:40 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:31 pm
Oh the 1960s? Vietnam era? Burning? Oh well then it's surely that old standby of protesting the government, burning the American flag.
...
...
...oh. And as extra salt in the wound, after 2 rounds full of negs and TSes, it's a triple get. Well !@#$ :oops:
I was expecting Alex to say the law was overturned by a Supreme Court decision in the 1990s. Oh well, I get to check the box for flag on Saturday.

Nice recovery by Ryan to get a lock and over $20,000.

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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:46 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:29 pm
Also saw no way to figure out Montreal or Haiku in the top box.
Canada + French? I'm legit offended.

Also: 17 syllables + Japan? Also blindingly Pavlovian.
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Post by hscer » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:56 pm

Well that's the most negs I've ever seen for a runaway winner.
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Post by Moomoomoo1 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:59 pm

I thought it would be cross burning, given the era. Draft cards didn't even occur to me...

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Post by acthomas » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:03 pm

Did any other fellow Canadians totally eat it on this FJ? Had forgotten that burning the draft card was a thing, knew flag was too obvious (and the "altering" didn't make sense in that context) and left grasping for options.

Wish that if I were at a podium I could have had the guts to say "grilled cheese sandwich" if "flag" wasn't also a good enough guess.

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Post by Foretopman » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:04 pm

squarekara wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:40 pm
Foretopman wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:37 pm
Was it my DVR or did WLS Chicago have a glitch just as the "Orestes" response was being given?
I noticed a hiccup at some point--that must've been it.
Thanks!

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Post by heppm01 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:05 pm

Impressed that Ryan ended up over $20k, despite that train wreck of a start and his lack of DDs.

Went with the US Flag for FJ. Briefly considered the dollar bill or currency but that didn't seem to make much sense. Never considered a draft card although in retrospect it is quite obvious.

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Post by threearruda » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:05 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:31 pm
Oh the 1960s? Vietnam era? Burning? Oh well then it's surely that old standby of protesting the government, burning the American flag.
...
...
...oh. And as extra salt in the wound, after 2 rounds full of negs and TSes, it's a triple get. Well !@#$ :oops:
Same thoughts and reaction here. I remembered after the fact that one of the proper methods of disposal for the flag is to burn it.. whoops. Not a big fan of this game but Ryan played well in the latter stages to redeem some of it. Looking forward to seeing what he can do tomorrow.

I got the Mount Airy, NC clue only from remembering Hunter Appler's announced hometown during his initial run. I'll be curious to see if anyone else got it the same way.

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