Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Wed May 09, 2018 12:13 pm

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Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Wed May 09, 2018 12:13 pm

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Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by theFJguy » Wed May 09, 2018 12:28 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
OPERA

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A 12-minute piece of music from this opera depicts alpine dawn, a storm & the calm, & ends in a section called a galop

Mary Alice: 12000-10000=2000
Scott Montanaro: 14900-500=14400
Judy Tymkiw: 7600+7600=15200 (Semi-Finalist)

Correct response:
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William Tell (Mary Alice – La W) (Scott- Magic Flute)

Daily Doubles
Mary Alice: 1600-1000
Scott: 7200+500
Judy: 2800+2000

Coryats
Mary Alice: 13000
Scott: 16400
Judy: 6400

Combined: 35,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Mary Alice: 2800
Scott: 3200
Judy: 1200

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Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed May 09, 2018 12:30 pm

I know where to give credit for my getting VIRUSES $200:
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Mary Alice: 0/2 on big clues
Scott: 1/2 on big clues
Judy: 2/2 on big clues

That’s one way to outplay your opponents when mostly being outplayed.

Mary Alice’s chat with Alex mentioned she used to be an opera singer. Today’s Final Jeopardy! Category: OPERA

It ended up being a dream combined with nightmare for Mary Alice. She may have had more titles to sort through than a normal contestant or did not know how to key on “alpine” for a typical J! connection.

Alpine with galop was enough for me and I could have named the composer, while going into the round I was fearing some kind of Rossini, Puccini, Verdi memory sort to pick the right guy.

Hmmm, where have I heard that music before? Oh yeah:
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Post by Elijah Baley » Wed May 09, 2018 12:35 pm

I'm guessing Mary Alice got caught way overthinking a simple FJ clue that came down to "blah blah Alpine blah blah blah." Because when I saw the clue this morning, and then looked at the contestants, I thought, "well, Mary Alice will certainly get it - will anyone else?" :oops:

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Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by tiwonge » Wed May 09, 2018 1:48 pm

I heard "galop" and went to the Infernal Gallop (the music traditionally used for the can-can), from Offenbach's Orpheus and the Underworld (I think--this is from memory, as I was thinking through it). It didn't feel right for three reasons--it felt too hard, I wasn't sure if it was an opera or not, and it didn't seem to fit the rest of the clues (dawn and thunderstorm). So I kept trying to think of something else, but couldn't get anywhere.

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Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Wed May 09, 2018 2:04 pm

Judy got the win, but Scott had to settle for...
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the Silver.
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Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Wed May 09, 2018 3:09 pm

For the third straight day, nothing came to me on FJ.

A good bet by Scott. He had to assume Mary Alice would get it right so there was no point in trying for the win. His bet assures him of second if he is right and doesn't kill his wild card chances if wrong. Judy made the smart all in wager from third and was rewarded with a ticket to the next round.

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Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Wpwells » Wed May 09, 2018 3:55 pm

Alpine (William Tell features the alpenhorn as well) + galop leads straight to Guillaume Tell

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Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Vowela » Wed May 09, 2018 7:40 pm

Got FJ! through "galop," and worked backward to figure out it was the William Tell Overture, and the opera from there.

How was the "nothing" clue worded? Would "none" have been accepted there?

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Post by DavidRosen » Wed May 09, 2018 8:38 pm

The four sections got it for me - I know the overture (for a non-musician). The storm and the calm were all staples of the old cartoons. And, of course, the famous last section.
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Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Linear Gnome » Wed May 09, 2018 8:58 pm

First FJ! I got this week. Alpine pointed me toward William Tell, and I've played the overture enough times to be able to identify the sections which confirm the rest of the clue. I've never specifically thought of the famous section as a galop, but it clearly is one, and it's cool that there's the potential for that word to make someone think of horses and the Lone Ranger as a back-door solution method. I guess Mary Alice had a brain freeze moment. Sadly, she's probably going to hate that piece for the rest of her life.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Wed May 09, 2018 9:25 pm

Linear Gnome wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 8:58 pm
I've never specifically thought of the famous section as a galop, but it clearly is one, and it's cool that there's the potential for that word to make someone think of horses and the Lone Ranger as a back-door solution method.
Yup. By far the dumbest solve I've had in a long time, but they all count :oops: Also, having looked up the actual definition of the word 'galop', it's really hard to imagine someone dancing to that...
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How was the "nothing" clue worded? Would "none" have been accepted there?
"This indefinite pronoun is a synonym for 'zilch'". A quick google search suggests they're both indefinite pronouns and mean the same thing, so I'd say yes, but I'm not an expert.

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Post by sarisson » Wed May 09, 2018 10:21 pm

Fortescue, NJ has to be one of the smallest towns a contestant (or champ) has hailed from. It's on the Delaware Bay and is only accessible by one road.
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Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by DBear » Wed May 09, 2018 10:30 pm

alpine --> Switzerland ---> William Tell, able to suss out the FJ.

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Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Ironhorse » Wed May 09, 2018 10:49 pm

My thought process: "galop"... um... Rodeo? That's a ballet, not an opera... "Alpine"... was The Sound of Music also an opera? Of course not... (And time ends.)
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Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by twelvefootboy » Wed May 09, 2018 11:32 pm

I guessed The Ride of the Valkyries, because, well, Bugs Bunny is my Opera muse. Even after the reveal, I mixed up William Tell with Robin Hood and didn't get the whole Alpine thing. And then I had to separate the 1812 Overture and William Tell Overture. Got to mind the fundamentals:
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Lone Ranger = William Tell overture
Quaker Oats is the cereal that's shot from guns = 1812 Overture
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What a flip flop surprise ending. This game could have had 3 qualifiers go through. I didn't have Mary Alice as a lock because scary categories often turn into word or logic puzzles only peripherally related. I am glad Scott got through, he seems to be a steady player and able to stay CLAM. I agreed with his DD bet even though he ran some killer YEKIOYDS in that literature category, he was in good position and there be dragons in the $2K box.
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Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by davey » Thu May 10, 2018 12:14 am

Dawn + mountains + (galop = horses) = Ride of the Valkyries = Die Walkure...It's obvious!... :roll: :oops:

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Thu May 10, 2018 12:55 am

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Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by IronNeck » Thu May 10, 2018 12:59 am

Interesting that despite two older contestants, Harry Hamlin was a Triple Stumper. Bob Iger's photo in that category is really amusing in that category when you consider it was largely about Walt Disney and what his views were. Also, it's a good thing that they only mentioned Ronan Farrow's mother, not his father...

Missed FJ. Went with Aida.

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