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Friday, December 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:03 am

Game Recap for Show #7895, 2018-12-28

CONTESTANTS
James Rodrigues, a filmmaker from New York, New York
Greg Frost, a communications director from San Diego, California
Kathryn Kienholz, a retired CPA from Milltown, Wisconsin (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,000)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. I just figured out how I'm gonna spend this weekend--coming up with resolutions for the new year, which I will probably...not follow through with later on. Greg and James, good to have you joining us today. Kathryn, are you ready to do it? You get to pick first in this first round.

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
NOT QUITE OSCAR-NOMINATED FILMS (4/5)
BOY STORY (3/5)
THE BEER HUNTER (4/4)
APOCALYPSE THEN (5/5)
CENTS OF A WOMAN (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
GET "IN" (5/5) (Alex: And each correct response will begin with those two letters of the alphabet.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
James: 11 R (including 3 rebounds), 0 W
Kathryn: 10 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Greg: 5 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,000



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Kathryn found the Daily Double on the 4th clue. Kathryn had $800, Greg had $400, and James had nothing in the bank. Kathryn wagered $1,000.

CENTS OF A WOMAN $800: She graces a gold $1 coin, along with her son Jean Baptiste, born February 11, 1805

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
James: $2,400
Greg: $2,400
Kathryn: $1,800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: James Rodrigues is a filmmaker from New York who once got stranded in the middle of Siberia?

James: That's right. Um, I was taking the Trans-Siberian Express with two of my friends after graduating from high school, and we got off to get some supplies in the middle of the barren tundra, and when we came back, the train had left with all of our belongings on it.

Alex: Everything worked out in the end, though.

James: We took a car for eight hours and met the train.

Alex: And caught up with it.

James: Yeah.

Alex: All righty.




Alex: Greg Frost is from San Diego, California. This man once climbed a 180-foot-tall redwood tree.

Greg: That's correct.

Alex: Why?

Greg: To interview the woman living at the top of it.

Alex: What?

Greg: In Northern California, I was a journalist at the time. There was a woman who was living at the top of this redwood tree in an attempt to save it from being chopped down.

Alex: How long had she spent in that tree?

Greg: Oh, she spent years in the tree. She ended up saving it, and the area was protected.

Alex: Good for her. Great.




Alex: Kathryn Kienholz is our champion. This lady is from Wisconsin. She can only watch "Jeopardy!" when?

Kathryn: In the winter after the leaves fall off the trees.

Alex: Why?

Kathryn: We live at the very edge of the reception area, and we are by a lake so we're kinda down low, and it's all surrounded by trees.

Alex: Does the word "antenna" mean anything to you?

Kathryn: We have one.

Alex: Put it up on the top of the tree.

Kathryn: Thank you. We'll do that.

Alex: We need all the viewers we can get.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
NOT QUITE OSCAR-NOMINATED FILMS $800: Though The Rock gave his all as Mitch Buchannon, this film was not up for an Oscar; a Razzie or 4? Ohhh, yes

BOY STORY $400: Parzival is the avatar of a kid with an extremely good handle on '80s pop culture in this novel

BOY STORY $800: R.J. Palacio said this bestseller about Auggie Pullman & his unique face was "a meditation on kindness"

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
James: $6,200
Greg: $4,000
Kathryn: $3,800
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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ALTERED CARBON (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
MYTHOLOGY (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
MY BAD! (5/5)
THE GULF BETWEEN THEM (1/5)
TOP 40 COUNTDOWN (2/5)
ABORIGINAL WORDS (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
James: 9 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Kathryn: 9 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Greg: 4 R (including 1 DD), 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 8
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $11,200



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Greg snagged the next Daily Double on the 7th clue. Kathryn had $5,400, Greg had $4,400, and James was at $10,600. Greg wagered $2,000.

MYTHOLOGY $800: Laocoon, a priest of Apollo, meant this object when he said, "I fear the Greeks, especially when they bring gifts"
(Alex: And you've just moved into second place.)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Kathryn who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 17th clue. Kathryn had $8,200, Greg had $9,600, and James was at $15,800. Kathryn wagered $3,000.

ALTERED CARBON $800: (Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue.) A sheet of carbon atoms is formed by strong covalent bonds. However, the bonds connecting multiple sheets are much weaker, resulting in this soft substance, used in pencils
(Alex: [*] is right.)
(Kathryn: Whew.)
(Alex: Soft carbon.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
ALTERED CARBON $2000: Mix carbon with nitrogen & hydrogen to get this type of poison aka prussic acid--actually, don't

TOP 40 COUNTDOWN $800: Boyz II Men topped the charts in 1997 with these "of loneliness"

TOP 40 COUNTDOWN $1200: Numerically, it's what the Commodores said you were in the title of a 1978 No. 1

THE GULF BETWEEN THEM $1200: Juneau & Anchorage

THE GULF BETWEEN THEM $1600: Newfoundland & Quebec
(Kathryn: What is the Bay of... [exhales deeply] No.)
(Alex: No?)
(Kathryn: Don't know.)
...
(Alex: We have less than a minute, James.)

TOP 40 COUNTDOWN $1600: In a Spin Doctors hit, these title royals "kneel before you"
(Greg: What are princes?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)
(Greg: Princes who adore you.)
(Alex: No.)
(Greg: What are princes who adore you?)
(Alex: No.)

THE GULF BETWEEN THEM $800: Tallinn & Helsinki
(James: What is the Baltic Gulf?)
(Kathryn: What is the Gulf of Bothnia?)

THE GULF BETWEEN THEM $2000: Chabahar, Iran & Muscat
(Greg: What is the Persian Gulf?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
James: $15,400
Kathryn: $13,600
Greg: $6,000

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AUTHORS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths for first place.
James: Wager $11,801 to cover Kathryn.
Kathryn: Try wagering $1,599, which is as much as you can put up against James without being usurped by a doubled score on the part of Greg.
Greg: There's no way you can cover a rational wager by Kathryn, but if Kathryn decides for some reason to wager everything, you can eke out a win on a Triple Stumper if you wager no more than $2,400.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The first novelist on Forbes' list of billionaires, this author fell off in 2012 after giving an estimated $160 mil. to charity

FINAL SCORES
Greg: $6,000 - $1,000 = $5,000 (Who is Gates?) (2nd place: $2,000)
Kathryn: $13,600 - $13,599 = $1 (Who is Tom Clancy?) (3rd place: $1,000)
James: $15,400 + $12,000 = $27,400 (Who is J.K. Rowling?) (New champion: $27,400)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $13,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
James: $15,400, 20 R, 1 W
Kathryn: $11,200, 19 R (including 2 DDs), 6 W
Greg: $4,800, 9 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Combined Coryat: $31,400

BATTING AVERAGES
James: 21/58 = .362
Kathryn: 19/60 = .317
Greg: 9/59 = .153
Team: 49/63 = .778

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
BOY STORY $200: What, were you raised by wolves? well, if you're this "Jungle Book" boy, then yes, you were
(Kathryn: Who is Kim?)

THE BEER HUNTER $200: Want to track this beer to its first brewery? it's now an Amsterdam museum called its "experience"
(Kathryn: What is Amstel?)

THE BEER HUNTER $600: Nicknamed "The Beer Hunter," this late author of "Ultimate Beer" shared his name with a certain gloved singer

BOY STORY $600: The name "Pip" is mentioned 3 times in the first 2 sentences of this novel--we get it, the guy's name is Pip
(Alex: Correct, Dickens.)

GET "IN" $800: Drop a letter from a word meaning crazy; now you're just foolish
(Kathryn: Ahh. [chuckles])
(Alex: Way to go.)

GET "IN" $1000: The Declaration of Independence used "un-", but this word meaning "not transferable to another" is a synonym
(Alex: With less than a minute to deal with the five clues.)

THE BEER HUNTER $800: If you're hunting Elephant lager, your destination might be Carlsberg headquarters in this country
(Kathryn: What is South Africa?)

MYTHOLOGY $1200: The sculpture of this huntress is also known as "The Diana of Versailles"

TOP 40 COUNTDOWN $400: Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett kicked off happy hour with "It's" this time "Somewhere"
(Kathryn: What is margarita time?)

TOP 40 COUNTDOWN $2000: In a 1997 hit the Wallflowers drove it home with this
(Alex: Yes, and if you were paying attention, you'd have noticed that the first correct response was "Five O'clock," the next one was "4 Seasons," then there were "Three Times a Lady," "Two Princes," and lastly, "One.")

CORRECT RESPONSES
Sacagawea
Baywatch
Ready Player One
Wonder
the Trojan Horse
graphite
cyanide
"4 Seasons of Loneliness"
"Three Times a Lady"
Gulf of Alaska
Gulf of St. Lawrence
"Two Princes"
Gulf of Finland
Gulf of Oman
J.K. Rowling
Mowgli
Heineken
Michael Jackson
Great Expectations
inane
inalienable
Denmark
Artemis
Five O'Clock
"One Headlight"
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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AUTHORS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The first novelist on Forbes’ list of billionaires, this author fell off in 2012 after giving an estimated $160 million to charity

Kathryn Kienholz: 13600-13599=1
Greg Frost: 6000-1000=5000
James Rodrigues: 15400+12000=27400 (New Champ)

Correct response:
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J.K. Rowling (Kathryn – Tom Clancy) (Greg – Gates)

Daily Doubles
Kathryn: 800+1000
Greg: 4400+2000
Kathryn: 8200+3000

Coryats
Kathryn: 11200
Greg: 4800
James: 15400

Combined: 31,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Kathryn: 3800
Greg: 4000
James: 6200

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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:24 am

The players went up the ladder for the DDs with +1000, +2000 & +3000 with none of it enough to be ahead of James who did not find any.

Alex taking the time to spell out the connection of the correct responses in TOP 40 COUNTDOWN seemed like it was going to cost a clue or two though the players did manage to complete the round.

AUTHORS seemed like a favorable category that could just as easily be Famous Names as I had no doubt the correct response would be familiar to me. If the category had had the word “Business” in it somewhere the category would have fallen on my favorability meter.

The clue worked for me to be done before the music as I knew the name that fit the parts having seen the billionaire status in the news. The author’s charitable giving has also been well-documented.

1/3 by the contestants as it is wide open for guesses with the right writer not immediately known.

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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:21 pm

Wow, those last 11 clues were something.
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Post by Spum » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:35 pm

Hat tip to the Ready Player One Easter Egg, which is about finding Easter Eggs in a game. Artemis, the female protagonist in it was the answer to the clue in Double Jeopardy in the same box as the book’s clue in the first round.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:52 pm

Heineken -> Amsterdam and Nagasaki = new to me.

Boy story and movies? 0/5 and 0/5.

Ran Aboriginal.

No guess on FJ! I could've taken 100,000 guesses and never gotten this.

Lach trash: "Three Times a Lady", "Two Princes" (love that song)
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Re: Friday, December 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by StevenH » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:56 pm

It was a ridiculously easy board up until the Gulfs and Numerical Hits categories. I thought that they both were tough, so I can't really fault the contestants. I did know Finland, Oman, and Two Princes (and One Headlight, which was not a TS), though.

The FJ clue was a reversion back to the trend of easy clues.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:43 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:52 pm
... "Two Princes" (love that song)
It's one of those songs that can strike a memory for so many people in lots of ways.

For me it's pre-game music while the players warmed up when I attended IHL San Francisco Spiders hockey games at the Cow Palace.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:44 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:43 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:52 pm
... "Two Princes" (love that song)
It's one of those songs that can strike a memory for so many people in lots of ways.
For me it was "friend recommending random music until something stuck".
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Post by DBear » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:25 pm

Carlsberg a South African beer? :shock:
Instaget FJ.

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Post by Euphonium » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:32 pm

I love this category theme...

They made a Baywatch movie?

Won't you keep us from all harm, beautiful redwood tree?

"TS" IS THE CURRENT BEST-PRACTICE TRANSLITERATION OF Ц WHY CAN YOU PEOPLE NOT UNDERSTAND THIS?

"What's Aleppo?"--Gary Johnson

I always wondered where Canberra came from, now I know

Billy Graham still had some major theological errors, but at least he was genuinely committed to Christ, unlike his degenerate son...

Ok, the only Boyz II Men song I know is Motownphilly

Coryat: $35,400

J: 20R9P (ouch). Got DD. 5/5 on Cents. 4/5 on Apocalypse Then and Get "In." 3/5 on Films. 2/4 on Beer (better than I expected). 2/5 on Boy Story (worse than I expected).

DJ: 24R5P1W. Got both DDs. 5/5 on Altered Carbon and Mythology (usually a bad category for me). 4/5 on Gulfs, My Bad, and Aboriginal Words (wombat instead of wallaby). 3/5 on Top 40.

FJ: Instaget. J. K. Rowling's wealth is well-known. Kind of shocked this was a double-stumper, to be honest.

LT: cyanide, Three Times a Lady, Gulf of Alaska, Gulf of Finland, Gulf of Oman
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Post by CasketRomance » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:34 pm

good to see that champion become another one and doner....her incorrect response on the 2nd to last clue of the 1st round and overall slowness prevented the final beer clue from being revealed

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Post by CasketRomance » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:37 pm

DBear wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:25 pm
Carlsberg a South African beer? :shock:
Instaget FJ.
instaget for me as well...i guess since it had "elephant" in the clue led her to the continent of africa...i would not have been hard on her had she gone with kenya since they have a beer called "tusker", but south africa is synonymous with castle

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Post by CasketRomance » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:39 pm

Euphonium wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:32 pm


I always wondered where Canberra came from, now I know


i learned that several years ago when playing buzztime at a bar...was in a clue...though i think they went with "meeting point" rather than "meeting place"

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Post by CasketRomance » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:40 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:43 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:52 pm
... "Two Princes" (love that song)
It's one of those songs that can strike a memory for so many people in lots of ways.

For me it's pre-game music while the players warmed up when I attended IHL San Francisco Spiders hockey games at the Cow Palace.
san francisco team playing in a san jose arena? i guess not really different from today when you have a san francisco based nfl team playing in santa clara

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Post by Steppenwolf » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:23 pm

For FJ, Rowling was my first thought... but decided to switch to Stephen King.

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Post by Volante » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:34 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:21 pm
Wow, those last 11 clues were something.
They were. I went 1-5 in a geography category and that was the only one of the five I've heard of :shock:

With this FJ get, 80 games in, I'm now at 90% on the season. I was scratching and clawing to even get -close- to 80% the past few.
There's gonna be some regression soon and it's going to hit hard, I'm sure of it...

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Re: Friday, December 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Peachbox » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:09 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:40 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:43 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:52 pm
... "Two Princes" (love that song)
It's one of those songs that can strike a memory for so many people in lots of ways.

For me it's pre-game music while the players warmed up when I attended IHL San Francisco Spiders hockey games at the Cow Palace.
san francisco team playing in a san jose arena? i guess not really different from today when you have a san francisco based nfl team playing in santa clara
The Cow Palace's address is in Daly City, right next to San Francisco.

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Re: Friday, December 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mxc_takeshi » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:48 pm

45 right.

Lach Trash: Baywatch, cyanide, "Three Times a Lady", Gulf of Alaska, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Gulf of Finland

It wasn't instant, but I thought of J.K. Rowling because she wrote both Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages for the Comic Relief charity.

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