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Friday, June 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:13 pm

Game Recap for Show #7795, 2018-06-29

CONTESTANTS
Nick Hurwitz, a writer from Los Angeles, California
Ruth Payne, a law school career counselor from Charlottesville, Virginia
Scott McFadden, a librarian from Muncie, Indiana (whose 2-day cash winnings total $59,602)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you, Johnny. The good news is, Scott McFadden has two great days on Jeopardy!. The bad news is Ruth and Nick think that's enough. We'll see what happens. Good luck, players. Here we go. All right, the categories now...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
BIRTH OF A SALESMAN (5/5)
OLYMPIC HOST CITIES (4/5)
MULTIPLE A's (4/5)
HISTORIC LOSERS (2/2)
TV SHOW ENCYCLOPEDIAS & COMPANIONS (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
ON THE PLAYGROUND (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Scott: 9 R, 1 W
Nick: 8 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W (including 1 DD)
Ruth: 8 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W

Clues revealed: 27
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,200



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Scott: $3,400
Nick: $2,800
Ruth: $2,600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Before I get into talking to our contestants, I have good news for our two challengers on the program today. It has to do with that response a little while ago about annual revenue or annual rate of return. We were trying to be cute when we said, "Blame it on the rain," but we could have written the clue a little better. So you're each getting back what you lost and $1,000. So you now have $2,800, Nick. Tell me about a band called the Ex-Choir Boys that you were once a member of.

Nick: Yeah, so when I was in grade school I was a choir boy at the Church of St. John the Divine in New York. And I had a bunch of friends, and we decided we liked rock 'n' roll music a little more. So after our voices changed, they kicked us out. We started a little rock band.

Alex: Okay, good for you.




Alex: Now Ruth, the same applies to you. You're getting $2,000 more. Now your boyfriend, who is now your husband, did something kind of nice, kind of romantic, when the two of you were in college. Tell us.

Ruth: He did. My husband, Kevin--this was pre-email, pre-cell phones. He wanted me to have mail in my mailbox every day, so every single day that we were apart, he wrote me a letter, a hand-written letter, and mailed it to me.

Alex: How sweet.




Alex: Scott McFadden is our champion. You and I have something in common. You traveled to Germany before the wall came down.

Scott: Yes.

Alex: And you went through...

Scott: Checkpoint Charlie. It was with the high school German club. This was back in 1983 or something like that. And yeah, we went to East Berlin--well, to Berlin, and crossed over into East Berlin through Checkpoint Charlie.

Alex: And did you go there for a meal?

Scott: No.

Alex: Oh, that's too bad.

Scott: We just--

Alex: One of the great things about going to East Berlin at that time--and that's about the time when I went through, 1985--was you could go to a great restaurant in East Berlin, have a feast for $2.50. Made me feel real good. I bought for everybody.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Nick found the Daily Double on the 25th clue. Scott had $5,000, Ruth had $3,000, and Nick was at $4,400. Nick wagered $1,000.

TV SHOW ENCYCLOPEDIAS & COMPANIONS $1000: Chapter titles of in the biography of this classic comedy include "Capri Pants" & "Stumbling"
(Nick: What is Gilligan's Island?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
OLYMPIC HOST CITIES $1000: Lake Placid's hockey arena is now named for this coach who miraculously won gold there

MULTIPLE A's $600: "We invented the aluminum industry", says this company, AA on the New York Stock Exchange
(Ruth: What is Alarcon?)

ON THE PLAYGROUND $600: Types of these on playgrounds include roller, straight & spiral

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Scott: $5,400
Nick: $3,400
Ruth: $3,200
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Re: Friday, June 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:13 pm

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
DEATH OF A SALESMAN (5/5)
FROM THE GREEK (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
BURNIN' LOVE SONGS (3/5)
OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS (4/5)
CLOTHING IN THE MIDDLE AGES (3/5)
TRY "ME" A RIVER (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Ruth: 11 R (including 2 rebounds), 0 W
Scott: 11 R (including 2 DDs), 1 W
Nick: 3 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $7,600



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Scott snagged the next Daily Double on the 8th clue. Scott had $8,200, Ruth had $5,200, and Nick was at $5,000. Scott wagered $3,000.

FROM THE GREEK $2000: The name of this noble gas is from the Greek for "strange"

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Scott who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 24th clue. Scott had $19,600, Ruth had $9,600, and Nick was at $4,600. Scott wagered $3,000.

TRY "ME" A RIVER $1600: A Civil War ship shares a name with this New Hampshire river
(Alex: Less than a minute now.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS $1600: It may be a myth that the bull type of this bird was named for its thick neck, but that's the guess

CLOTHING IN THE MIDDLE AGES $400: A gorget was a ring of armor worn here on the body

CLOTHING IN THE MIDDLE AGES $2000: You might have donned this loose, sleeveless garment whose name is from the Latin for "cloak"

BURNIN' LOVE SONGS $1600: In the title of a 2012 No. 1, Adele pulled off this difficult feat

BURNIN' LOVE SONGS $2000: This widow of the Notorious B.I.G. was "Burnin' Up" on a track featuring Missy Elliott

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Scott: $23,000
Ruth: $13,600
Nick: $4,600

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
18th CENTURY NOTABLES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Crush for first place.
Scott: Wager $4,201 to cover Ruth, but no more than $13,799 so as not to fall behind Nick's doubled score.
Ruth: You have the hope of surpassing Scott if you come up with the correct response. Bet at least $9,401 to force Scott to wager to win; but if you're intent on holding on to second place, wager no more than $4,399 to protect your second place position from being usurped by Nick.
Nick: Unfortunately, your score is less than the difference between the scores of the first and second place players, so unless they both blunder, you're competing for second place and have no hopes of first. Wager as much as you desire, but remember, you'll have better chances of advancing to second place if you have a larger sum left over on a Triple Stumper.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Researchers in London & Vienna now speculate that his 1791 death was due to a strep infection, not poisoning

FINAL SCORES
Nick: $4,600 - $1,000 = $3,600 (Who is Someone who might have answered this question &9786;) (2nd place: $2,000)
Ruth: $13,600 - $13,400 = $200 (Who is Rasputin) (3rd place: $1,000)
Scott: $23,000 - $4,201 = $18,799 (Who was ?) (3-day champion: $78,401)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $9,800

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Scott: $20,600, 20 R (including 2 DDs), 2 W
Ruth: $13,600, 19 R, 2 W
Nick: $5,600, 11 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Combined Coryat: $39,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Scott: 20/60 = .333
Ruth: 19/58 = .328
Nick: 11/59 = .186
Team: 50/63 = .794

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
MULTIPLE A's $1000: Blame it on the AAR, meaning average annual this
(Ruth: What is return?)
(Nick: What is revenue?)
[Both responses were originally ruled incorrect, then ruled correct during the contestant interviews.]

ON THE PLAYGROUND $200: Like a car or plane, a swing set can have these kind of seats for safety--I don't think the car has leg holes, though
(Scott: What are child seats?)

TV SHOW ENCYCLOPEDIAS & COMPANIONS $600: An owners' manual has technical information about the starships with this name, including NX-01 & NCC-1701
(Ruth: What is Star Trek?)

TV SHOW ENCYCLOPEDIAS & COMPANIONS $800: Check out "The Art of Ooo", a look behind the scenes of this animated series
(Alex: Less than a minute now.)

HISTORIC LOSERS $400: At the 1862 Battle of Antietam, Lee's army was exposed, but this Union general hesitated, losing a huge opportunity
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS $1200: One look at the peepers of the sea duck here & you see why it shares its name with this Pierce Brosnan James Bond film

FROM THE GREEK $800: Greek gives us the name of this gem that's surrounded by diamonds in the photo seen here

DEATH OF A SALESMAN $1200: This actor, who played the lead in a "Salesman" revival, said he saw it reduce many suit-wearing grown-up men to tears

OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS $2000: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows flamingos eating on the monitor.) The shape of its bill makes more sense when you know that flamingo eats with its head upside-down--the bill resembles the mouths of baleen whales, & like those whales, flamingos are this alliterative type of eater

CLOTHING IN THE MIDDLE AGES $800: The head covering seen here, it shares its name with a place to house a pup
(Scott: What is a tent?)

TRY "ME" A RIVER $800: Connecting Liverpool to Birkenhead, the over-2-mile Queensway Tunnel passes under this river
(Nick: [*].)
(Alex: ...No.)

CORRECT RESPONSES
The Dick Van Dyke Show
Herb Brooks
Alcoa
slides
xenon
the Merrimack
the finch
the neck
a mantle
"Set Fire To The Rain"
Faith Evans
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
rainfall (or return or revenue)
bucket seats
the Enterprise
Adventure Time
McClellan
Goldeneye
a sapphire
Brian Dennehy
filter feeders
a kennel
Mersey
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Re: Friday, June 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by theFJguy » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:24 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
18th CENTURY NOTABLES

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Researchers in London & Vienna now speculate that his 1791 death was due to a strep infection, not poisoning

Scott McFadden: 23000-4201=18799 (3x = $78,401)
Ruth Payne: 13600-13400=200
Nick Hurwitz: 4600-1000=3600

Correct response:
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Mozart (Scott – Who was) (Ruth – Rasputin [She had something scratched out and did not respond to Alex’s curiosity]) (Nick – Who is someone who might have answered this question [smiley face])
Daily Doubles
Nick: 4400-1000
Scott: 8200+3000
Scott: 19600+3000

Coryats
Scott: 20600
Ruth: 13600
Nick: 5600

Combined: 39,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Scott: 5400
Ruth: 3200
Nick: 3400

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Post by Elijah Baley » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:21 pm

I'll be curious to see how this FJ polls. My guess is that the contestants were thrown off by the reference to London. Otherwise, I don't understand how Scott and Nick couldn't even come up with someone famous from that era as a wild guess. Ruth's guess was certainly interesting - but at least she wrote something down.

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Post by Wpwells » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:44 pm

Not an instaget for sure, but I was able to shrug off the London reference and get to a famous Austrian from that time period. 5/5 and now 11 in a row (Pisces was my last miss).

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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:12 pm

MULTIPLE A’S $1000: Blame it on the AAR, meaning average annual this

This turned out to be a +$3000 clue with return, revenue and rain all getting correct responses after the writer’s attempted cutsie hint going for “blame it on the rain” backfiring.

It did not matter, but Nick gave away an $800 rebound on a phrasing error. Practice phrasing at home people.
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The FJ! category had me dreading some kind of throwing at dart at a philosopher’s dartboard. Oh, composers? Not much better, but enough that I hit the bullseye. Between previous J! clues and seeing the middle name movie it was enough to help me guess right.

Alex asked Ruth what she had scratched out and Ruth did not give up the information. She had to have been thinking something as clearly she started it. Perhaps Alex was like me and thought he detected an M? My recollection of instructions was a single line cross-out and not a full-on scribble out. Is that still what the contestants hear?

The contestants’ darts were in the wall, ceiling and floor. So, Scott does have a green outfit. Boo on not wearing it yesterday. He’s halfway to a Justin Vossler color-a-day run.

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Post by squarekara » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:10 pm

Thank you, Scott, for Fredric March!

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:47 pm

I was shocked this was a TS.

I was expecting someone from the American Revolution or maybe Adam Smith. I honestly thought Mozart lived in the 1800s, but I had no other guess.

If everyone gets a clue “right”, is that a no harm/no foul scenario?

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Post by Linear Gnome » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:47 pm

squarekara wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:10 pm
Thank you, Scott, for Fredric March!
I have no idea why I got Frederic March, but his name popped out of the hopper so quickly that I was pretty sure it was correct--I don't think he would have ever occurred to me if he were not the correct response.

I'm strong on classical music, so Mozart occurred to me and I had no reason to rule him out.

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Post by Ironhorse » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:29 pm

I thought that would be a triple get. Anybody have any insight on how London might have been a TOM?
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Post by econgator » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:29 pm

I wasn't aware that Mozart died of poisoning, but Vienna + 1791 (thanks, Falco) = Mozart.

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Post by hscer » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:42 pm

only seeing 2/5 of the Historic Losers clues made me very sad
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:47 pm

Didn't recognize anything in that A's category. Clothing was pretty strange too -- I saw no way to figure out "neck" in the top box.

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Lach Trash: Set Fire to the Rain

Had no idea what to even WAG. Historic poisoning + European had me hit a dead end after knowing Beethoven was wrong.
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Post by MDCSWildcats86 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:17 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:29 pm
I thought that would be a triple get. Anybody have any insight on how London might have been a TOM?

No, but Vienna told me it was an Austrian. I knew it, they didn't.

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Post by immaf » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:21 pm

I had absolutely no idea that Mozart was supposedly poisoned -- and I would expect to know something like that. I discounted London and Vienna, figuring that England and Austria (actually, I was stupidly thinking Germany) are generally hotbeds of science.
My first thought was Rasputin but I knew he cam later. So I started thing about the Czars and settled on Peter the Great.
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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:37 pm

Ooh, early 1790s, who famously died?

Instantly went to Jean-Paul Marat.

Oops.
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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:38 pm

For me it was 1791 death -> Mozart, with Vienna being a nice hint but not really necessary.

I would've eaten my socks and shoes if any of them had gotten that $2000 Faith Evans clue.

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Post by LarryMartin » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:02 pm

hscer wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:42 pm
only seeing 2/5 of the Historic Losers clues made me very sad
So true! It's always a drag (I always run the tape back to see how many we were cheated out of), but it's especially sad when it's an uncommon or new category, and one that catches your interest. It doesn't help much to assume that most of the individual clues, at least, will show up at a later date.

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Post by Golf » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:38 pm

econgator wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:29 pm
I wasn't aware that Mozart died of poisoning, but Vienna + 1791 (thanks, Falco) = Mozart.
They rarely if ever play the Falco version that has that verse in it, which is sad. Luckily I still have it on cassette tape :o not to mention burned forever into my memory from constant playing as a kid. And that has helped me answer numerous Mozart question over the years that would otherwise seem impossible.

Not long after the song came out Mozart was a question in the Fame Game round of Sale of the Century. The clue started "I was born in 1756....." :D

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Post by Volante » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:39 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:37 pm
Ooh, early 1790s, who famously died?

Instantly went to Jean-Paul Marat.

Oops.
Iron poisoning is a thing, right?

First place I went to was Salieri's cries of "Mozart!" from Amadeus. Glad I came up with nothing better.

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