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Friday, June 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:09 pm

Game Recap for Show #7775, 2018-06-01

CONTESTANTS
Dan Hess, a wine and spirits distributor from Los Angeles, California
Ian Booth, a trade specialist from Washington, D.C.
Jeffrey Schwarz, a private investor from New York, New York (whose 3-day cash winnings total $62,300)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Okay, thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Good to have you with us. Some days, it's just as important to be lucky as it is to know the correct response, and that was the situation on yesterday's program. All three players missed Final Jeopardy!, but Jeffrey, our returning champion, wagered cautiously and wound up with the most money at the end. So he's playing today against Ian and Dan. I'll wish all three of you good luck. Pick up your signaling devices and here we go into the Jeopardy! Round. Let's take a look at the categories now.

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
CELEBRATIONS OF THE MONTH (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
WE LIKE TURTLES (2/2)
THE THIRD MAN (5/5)
MOVIE! (5/5) (Alex: Movies with exclamation points in their titles.)
THAT RAISES A RED FLAG (4/5)
I ONLY HAVE Es FOR YOU (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Jeffrey: 11 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Ian: 8 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W
Dan: 6 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 1 W

Clues revealed: 27
Triple Stumpers: 2
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,200



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Jeffrey: $3,000
Dan: $1,800
Ian: $1,200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Welcome back. Over the years, in our attempts to make Jeopardy! even more exciting, we have tried different things. Different tournaments, a tournament with a computer. Dan Hess, you're from Los Angeles, and I understand that in college, you came up with a way to make Jeopardy! more exciting also.

Dan: Yeah, it's a game called Drinking Jeopardy!.

Alex: Hello.

Dan: Yeah, I think you'd like it. Basically, my friends and I, we DVRed, we recorded several episodes' worth, we had our favorite adult beverage. And basically you shout out the answer like at home, but if you get it right first, your fellow players have to take a sip. If you get it wrong, you take a sip.

Alex: How many times did your opponents wind up on the floor?

Dan: I'd like to think more often than I did.

Alex: Okay, good.




Alex: Ian Booth is from Washington, D.C. Decided to work with international issues when something bad happened to you.

Ian: When I got tear-gassed in Peru.

Alex: What were the circumstances?

Ian: Well, I was down there for study abroad in Lima. I was just trying to find some Chinese food, which was normally easy enough. I was having some trouble and asked a police officer, who thought he'd have some fun with me, gave me directions that led me to a riot that was just wrapping up, and--because of the tear gas, and I walked into a cloud of that. And I thought, "Well, this is just the kind of thing that doesn't happen to me often back home, and it's interesting." And I got my Chinese food.

Alex: Good for you.




Alex: Jeffrey Schwarz is our champion, ladies and gentlemen. You know, you've been with us a few days now, and I keep looking at you and I say, "Gee, he looks familiar." Do you ever get mistaken for Will Ferrell?

Jeffrey: Too many times I have been.

Alex: Really?

Jeffrey: I have been. People have come up to me and said, "Are you Will Ferrell?" And--which, you know, I don't nearly have the talent or the good looks of him, but interestingly, last month, I was in New Zealand with my family, and someone came up to me and said, "You look like an actor." And I was about to say, "Will Ferrell," and he said, "Brad Pitt." I said, "I'm coming back to this place."

Alex: Okay.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Dan found the Daily Double on the 24th clue. Jeffrey had $6,800, Ian had $800, and Dan was at $2,200. Dan wagered $2,000.

CELEBRATIONS OF THE MONTH $800: National Magic Day, on the anniversary of Harry Houdini's death
(Alex: [*]. Think of Halloween.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
THAT RAISES A RED FLAG $600: The five red stars on this region's flag refer to China's flag
(Ian: What is Taiwan?)

CELEBRATIONS OF THE MONTH $600: Canada Day
(Alex: Less than a minute now.)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Jeffrey: $6,800
Dan: $4,200
Ian: $2,400
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:09 pm

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
SHOW BIZ NICKNAMES (4/5)
DAY & NIGHT BOOKSTORE (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
STARTS WITH A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT (5/5)
SPY STUFF (5/5)
HISTORIC "P"LACES (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
HERBS & SPICES (3/4)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Ian: 11 R (including 2 rebounds and 1 DD), 1 W (including 1 DD)
Jeffrey: 8 R, 2 W
Dan: 6 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 3
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $5,600



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Ian snagged the next Daily Double on the 4th clue. Jeffrey had $6,800, Ian had $4,400, and Dan was at $4,600. Ian wagered $2,600.

HISTORIC "P"LACES $1600: This city was founded in 1855 by a Boer leader who became the 1st president of the South African republic
(Alex: Andries Pretorius was the man.)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Ian who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 12th clue. Jeffrey had $7,600, Ian had $10,600, and Dan was at $3,800. Ian wagered $2,000.

DAY & NIGHT BOOKSTORE $800: A butler recalls the successes & failures of his own life in this Kazuo Ishiguro novel
(Ian: What is The... Day of the... Samurai?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
HISTORIC "P"LACES $2000: This volcano on Martinique blew its top in 1792, 1851, 1902 & 1929

SHOW BIZ NICKNAMES $2000: Starring in the 1927 movie "It" made her the "It" girl & the quintessential flapper
(Jeffrey: Who is Louise... oh, I lost it.)

HERBS & SPICES $1600: Smoked jalapeno chili peppers, which are also called by this name, can be found in chili powders
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Ian: $14,600
Jeffrey: $11,600
Dan: $9,000

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PRESIDENTS: BORN & DIED

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Three-quarters for first place. Stratton's Dilemma.
Ian: Wager $8,601 to cover Jeffrey.
Jeffrey: You ought to wager to cover Dan, but since you cannot win on a Triple Stumper if you do so, you should choose between wagering $0 and maximizing your winnings with a wager of all $11,600. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $6,400 (to shut out Dan) or less than $5,600 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Dan). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Ian.
Dan: Consider risking between $2,601 and $3,000. This will top a $0 wager by Jeffrey while still beating Ian on the Triple Stumper (should Ian wager to cover Jeffrey's doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Born the farthest west in the continental U.S. of any president, he would later die farthest from his birthplace

FINAL SCORES
Dan: $9,000 + $4,000 = $13,000 (Who is Richard Nixon) (2nd place: $2,000)
Jeffrey: $11,600 - $6,500 = $5,100 (Who was Herbert Hoover) (3rd place: $1,000)
Ian: $14,600 + $8,601 = $23,201 (Who is Nixon?) (New champion: $23,201)
(Alex: [To Dan] Born in California, died in New York.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $6,800

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Ian: $15,600, 19 R (including 1 DD), 3 W (including 1 DD)
Jeffrey: $11,600, 19 R, 3 W
Dan: $7,800, 12 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Combined Coryat: $35,000

BATTING AVERAGES
Ian: 20/60 = .333
Jeffrey: 19/58 = .328
Dan: 13/59 = .220
Team: 52/63 = .825

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
THE THIRD MAN $200: "As a tribute to his...versatile poetry" in 1903, Bjornstjerne Bjornson became man No. 3 to win this prize
(Jeffrey: What is the Nobel Prize?)
(Alex: Be more--)
(Jeffrey: For poetry? For--)
(Alex: No.)

THAT RAISES A RED FLAG $400: Tenn., Miss. & this state on their western borders are true red states--that color is their flags' main background
(Dan: What is Alabama?)

THAT RAISES A RED FLAG $1000: You'd think this British island would have a certain cat on its flag, but instead has the triskelion seen here

THE THIRD MAN $1000: (Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a model of space flight on the monitor.) In a 15-minute trip from Cape Canaveral to the Atlantic Ocean on July 21, 1961, Liberty Bell 7 reached a height of 118 miles and traveled 303 miles carrying this alliteratively named astronaut, making him the third man in space
(Ian: Who is Sam Shepard?)

WE LIKE TURTLES $400: To escape predators, cuora, the Asian type of this turtle, seals itself in its shell, which is uniquely hinged

HISTORIC "P"LACES $400: In 1792, George Vancouver was the first to explore this arm of the Pacific

HISTORIC "P"LACES $1200: Today split between two countries, this historic region was once conquered by Alexander the Great

SPY STUFF $1200: It's not just in movies: D.C.'s International Spy Museum has these disguised as pens, lighters & from around 1950, a watch
(Dan: What is lasers?)
(Jeffrey: What is a transmitter? Radio transmitter?)

DAY & NIGHT BOOKSTORE $400: Gray is tired from being used to color elephants & beige hates being called brown in the kids' book "The Day" these "Quit"
(Dan: What are colors?)

SHOW BIZ NICKNAMES $1200: He was hailed as the King of Cool

DAY & NIGHT BOOKSTORE $2000: Set designer Tod Hackett glimpses firsthand the artificiality of Hollywood in this 1939 work by Nathanael West
(Alex: Less than a minute now.)

CORRECT RESPONSES
October
Hong Kong
July
Pretoria
The Remains of the Day
Mount Pelée
Clara Bow
chipotles
Richard Nixon
the Nobel Prize for Literature
Arkansas
the Isle of Man
Gus Grissom
a box turtle
Puget Sound
the Punjab
a camera
the crayons
Steve McQueen
Day of the Locust
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by theFJguy » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:11 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PRESIDENTS: BORN & DIED

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Born the farthest west in the continental U.S. of any president, he would later die farthest from his birthplace

Jeffrey Schwarz: 11600-6500=5100
Ian Booth: 14600+8601=23201 (New Champ)
Dan Hess: 9000+4000=13000

Correct response:
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Richard Nixon (Jeffrey – Herbert Hoover)

Daily Doubles
Dan: 2200+2000
Ian: 4400+2600
Ian: 10600-2000

Coryats
Jeffrey: 11600
Ian: 15600
Dan: 7800

Combined: 35,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Jeffrey: 6800
Ian: 7400
Dan:4200

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Re: Friday, June 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:12 pm

Ian was a little slow getting the hang of the game, but the learning curve was rising by the end. A game’s worth of experience should help on Monday for a smoother start.

The FJ! category tricked me as I thought it was going to be Coolidge for being born on July 4th and some combination of the three who died on July 4th. Nope, more recent history than that and I agree with Alex there will be plenty of home solves. I knew the states and I knew the guy, so as for any week in regular play I’ll gladly take 80%.

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Post by Wpwells » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:52 pm

I wasn’t sure here, but I knew Nixon was Yorba Linda. Didn’t know where he died, but that seemed good enough for a guess. 5/5 for the week!

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Post by econgator » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:32 pm

There are only two presidents born west of TX and one of them is still alive. Kinda narrows it down. :)

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Post by Ironhorse » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:46 pm

econgator wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:32 pm
There are only two presidents born west of TX and one of them is still alive. Kinda narrows it down. :)
And they specified continental US, so basically only one.
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:00 pm

I can't say that Jeff resembles Will Ferrell like Chad Smith does.

FJ seemed too obvious, but I could think of no other U.S. President who was born in a west coast state.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:25 pm

econgator wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:32 pm
There are only two presidents born west of TX and one of them is still alive. Kinda narrows it down. :)
I spent the entirety of the Think music wondering if I had forgotten an Oregonian or something. Super-instaget FJ. My forehead is still sore from yesterday's smack after the FJ reveal, so I needed an easy one.

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Post by Shaymin » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:31 pm

Got stuck on Reagan because of his pre-Presidential career, totally blanked on Nixon.

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Post by Ironhorse » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:01 pm

Nixon immediately came to mind but it seemed so easy that I spent all of the think music wondering what I might have missed.
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Post by Bamaman » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:13 pm

econgator wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:32 pm
There are only two presidents born west of TX and one of them is still alive. Kinda narrows it down. :)

This FJ will most likely become outdated when the other one dies.

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Post by econgator » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:24 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:13 pm
econgator wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:32 pm
There are only two presidents born west of TX and one of them is still alive. Kinda narrows it down. :)

This FJ will most likely become outdated when the other one dies.
He'd pretty much have to die in Hawaii or maybe the Marshall Islands to be closer.

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Post by Andromus » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:13 pm

Not a strong FJ category for me, but the presidents I associate with the far west US (i.e. California) the most are Reagan and Nixon. I knew Reagan died in California, so I went with Nixon and hoped for the best.

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Post by mxc_takeshi » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:37 pm

32 right.

Celebrations of the Month (3), I Like Turtles (1), The Third Man (4), Movie! (2), Red Flag (4), Es For You (4)
Show Biz Nicknames (3), Day & Night Bookstore (2), Musical Instrument (2), Spy Stuff (4), "P"laces (3), Herbs & Spices (0)

Lach Trash: Clara Bow

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Post by teapot37 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:47 pm

Well, Nixon was from California... can't think of anyone else, let's go with that.
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:06 pm

40 R
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Hong Kong, July, Mount Pele, (The Remains of the Day)
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:11 pm

Like Jeffrey I said Hoover for FJ. I would have said Nixon, but I really thought he died near his home in Yorba Linda.

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Post by DBear » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:38 am

lost a side bet the FJ would be a triget.

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Post by Lefty » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:01 am

Nixon spent his last years in New Jersey, after a brief unhappy sojourn on the Upper East side of New York. A Sunday installment of the Spiderman comic strip at the time showed him living next door to the Kingpin. Later he (Nixon, that is) and Jackie K-O lay critically ill in the same hospital at the same time.
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