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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:06 am

Game Recap for Show #7932, 2019-02-19

CONTESTANTS
Dana Wayne, an educator from North Hollywood, California
Matt Masich, a writer and editor from Denver, Colorado
Rachel Fabi, a professor of public health and bioethics from Syracuse, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $8,400)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Welcome, ladies and gentlemen. I want to start off today by telling you that there is no truth whatsoever to the rumor that we have, for our last couple of Final Jeopardy!'s, made the material tougher, so that we could save money for the million-dollar All-Star Games, which get underway tomorrow. No truth to that whatsoever. Some categories work well with certain players, but not always. Dana, Matt, Rachel, welcome. Good luck. Here we go. Let's start having fun in this Jeopardy! Round with these categories today...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ALEX' BUCKET LIST (3/4)
EATING VERBS (5/5)
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH? (5/5)
OSCAR RECORDS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double) (Alex: Remember, the Academy Awards are this weekend.)
MY GOD (5/5)
IT'S FULL OF STORES (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Matt: 13 R (including 3 rebounds and 1 DD), 0 W
Dana: 10 R, 2 W
Rachel: 5 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 1
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $800



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Matt found the Daily Double on the 13th clue. Rachel had $1,600, Matt had $3,000, and Dana was at $1,000. Matt wagered $1,400.

OSCAR RECORDS $600: Winning for "The Miracle Worker", Patty Duke is tied for the shortest Oscar speech:
These 2 words

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Matt: $5,400
Dana: $1,800
Rachel: $1,600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Dana Wayne is an educator from southern California, who once, it says here, walked to another country for lunch. You were on the border somewhere.

Dana: I was in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Alex: Ah.

Dana: And we learned that Zambia's just a bridge away. So we walked across the bridge, got our passports stamped, had some lunch, walked right back to Victoria Falls.

Alex: And did you spend a lot of time at Victoria Falls?

Dana: Unfortunately, we were only there for about a day and a half, but then proceeded through Botswana and Namibia and South Africa for almost a month.

Alex: Did you visit a crocodile farm while you were there?

Dana: No.

Alex: No? Big crocs. Impressive stuff.




Alex: Matt Masich is from Denver, Colorado. He and his wife plan day trips with a specific theme in mind, which is...

Matt: That's right. You know those penny-smashing machines where you can make a souvenir and turn a crank? We decided to try to visit every one within a hundred miles of Denver, where we live. It took us all over the place, including to the top of Pikes Peak, where they actually have one, and we smashed a penny at 14,115 feet.

Alex: Okay. Good for you.




Alex: All right, we come to Rachel Fabi, who is our champion. Recently started doing something that I have been thinking about, but haven't gotten around to yet, and that is indoor rock climbing.

Rachel: That's right, yeah. I just started in August, and it's been really fun. I used to be afraid of heights, and now I can make it up 40-foot walls. It's crazy.

Alex: Yeah, but it's nice to climb the wall knowing that you're in a harness and a rope that prevents you from falling.

Rachel: Absolutely. I don't do the short walls at all.

Alex: Okay.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
ALEX' BUCKET LIST $800: I want to make a pilgrimage to the Potala Palace, once the main residence of the Dalai Lama, in this city 12,000 feet up
(Alex: That city is the capital of Tibet, [*].)
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Matt: $8,400
Rachel: $3,600
Dana: $3,400
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Post by Archivists » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:06 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
IT'S TWOSDAY! (5/5)
McPEOPLE (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
AMERICAN LITERATURE (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
THAT'S A CLOWN CATEGORY (4/5)
PARIS POTPOURRI (3/5)
CROSSWORD CLUES "K" (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Dana: 10 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Rachel: 9 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Matt: 6 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Rachel snagged the next Daily Double on the 8th clue. Rachel had $6,000, Matt had $12,000, and Dana was at $6,200. Rachel wagered $2,000.

McPEOPLE $2000: Randolph (AKA Rand'l) was the head of this clan in Pike County, Kentucky
(Rachel: Who are the... Mc...)
(Alex: You're right so far, but you've run out of time, unfortunately. It's [*]. The Hatfields and [*].)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Dana who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 12th clue. Rachel had $5,200, Matt had $12,000, and Dana was at $6,600. Dana wagered $1,800.

AMERICAN LITERATURE $800: In Oz she's the good witch who helps Dorothy get back to Kansas

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
AMERICAN LITERATURE $2000: John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" plays out its Cain & Abel parable in this California valley

THAT'S A CLOWN CATEGORY $1200: In 1952, with the help of Hank Aaron, the Indianapolis Clowns won the championship in this organization
(Alex: Talking about [*] in baseball.)

PARIS POTPOURRI $1600: Used for casts & molds, plaster of Paris is made from this soft mineral
(Rachel: What is talc?)
(Matt: What is chalk?)

PARIS POTPOURRI $2000: In Greek mythology Paris is the son of this king of Troy

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Dana: $14,400
Matt: $13,200
Rachel: $10,000

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BROADWAY MUSICALS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths for first place.
Dana: Wager $12,001 to cover Matt.
Matt: You're faced with a legitimate choice in strategy. You can either choose to cover Rachel, hoping that you give the correct response and Dana doesn't, in which case you'll want to wager $6,801 to cover Rachel's doubled score, but no more than $10,800 if you want to top Dana on a Triple Stumper; or bet up to $3,199 and win if both Dana and Rachel miss Final.
Rachel: You ought to try wagering between $3,201 and $3,600. This will top a $0 wager by Matt while still beating Dana and Matt on the Triple Stumper (should Dana wager to cover Matt's doubled score and Matt wager to cover your doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The title of this musical that opened in 1956 came from the last line of a nursery rhyme about a structure that spanned the Thames

FINAL SCORES
Rachel: $10,000 - $4,400 = $5,600 (What is All fall down?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Matt: $13,200 + $10,799 = $23,999 (What is My Fair Lady) (2nd place: $2,000)
Dana: $14,400 + $12,001 = $26,401 (What is My Fair Lady?) (New champion: $26,401)
(Alex: And the nursery rhyme: "London Bridge is Falling Down".)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $7,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Dana: $13,400, 20 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Matt: $12,400, 19 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Rachel: $12,000, 14 R, 3 W (including 1 DD)
Combined Coryat: $37,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Dana: 21/59 = .356
Matt: 20/59 = .339
Rachel: 14/59 = .237
Team: 55/63 = .873

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
MY GOD $1000: The blind god Hod mistakenly killed this handsome & beloved son of Odin
(Dana: Who is Baltor?)

IT'S FULL OF STORES $200: Tom Stemberg decided the world needed an office products supermarket & so he founded this chain; that was easy
(Rachel: What is Office Depot?)

WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH? $800: Victoria Day (in Canada),
V-E Day
(Dana: What is November?)
...
(Alex: With less than a minute.)

ALEX' BUCKET LIST $200: Both the remoteness--2,200 miles west of Chile--& the mysterious Moai statues put this island on my bucket list

ALEX' BUCKET LIST $400: Having been to every continent except this one, the smallest, puts it on the list

ALEX' BUCKET LIST $1000: I've seen Niagara & Victoria, but need to head to the Brazil-Argentina border where these falls divided into 275 cataracts

McPEOPLE $800: This last name of Richard, seen here, was on signs all over the United States by the time he died in 1998

THAT'S A CLOWN CATEGORY $2000: The early 18th century Watteau work seen here has been called the prototypical this-adjective clown

IT'S TWOSDAY! $800: They're the 2 main political parties in Britain
(Matt: It's the, uh, Labour and Tories.)
...
(Alex: You had--you didn't phrase it in the form of a question, Matt. That's why I ruled against you.)

CORRECT RESPONSES
thank you
Lhasa
the McCoys
Glinda
the Salinas Valley
the Negro Leagues
gypsum
Priam
My Fair Lady
Balder
Staples
May
Easter Island
Australia
Iguazu Falls
McDonald
sad
Labour and Conservative
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Re: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by theFJguy » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:17 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BROADWAY MUSICALS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The title of this musical that opened in 1956 came from the last line of a nursery rhyme about a structure that spanned the Thames

Rachel Fabi: 10000-4401=5599
Matt Masich: 13200+10799=23999
Dana Wayne: 14400+12001=26401 (New Champ)

Correct response:
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My Fair Lady (Rachel – All Fall Down)

Daily Doubles
Matt: 3000+1400
Rachel: 6000-2000
Dana: 6600+1800

Coryats
Rachel: 12000
Matt: 12400
Dana: 13400

Combined: 37,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Rachel: 3600
Matt: 8400
Dana: 3400

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Re: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:29 am

Matt let that game get away and it will not be fun for him to watch it as the lead disappears. When playing on stage a lot of the game details are hard to recall along with scoreboard nuances. The reality will hit when watching on TV without the studio aspects.

Dana's break is two weeks for TV viewers while on taping day it was back at it in short order.

The FJ! category is one when someone could be in the ballpark doing a precall of a J! favorite. That is one deep well the writers have for it.

I'm happy to have a 2/2 in the pocket this week knowing the next two FJ! clues may be more difficult. Tomorrow should be fun and I may have a Smash Mouth song stuck in my head.

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Re: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:36 pm

In case it's up for discussion later:

IT'S TWOSDAY! $800: They’re the 2 main political parties in Britain

Matt: It's the, uh, Labour & Tory
Rachel: Labour & Conservative

If Matt phrases properly then he may have had 14800 for the FJ! round and the lead. DD2 & DD3 were already burned at that point so not a factor.

Edited: Fixed to correct Matt's full response. Thanks, Andy.
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Re: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by SwanShadow » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:18 pm

Kind of weird that as of this moment (11:15 a.m. PST), the J! official site is already spoiling the results of today's game. They don't do that usually, I don't believe.
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Re: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:00 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:36 pm
Matt: The, uh, Labour & Tory
CC has Matt opening "It's".
SwanShadow wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:18 pm
Kind of weird that as of this moment (11:15 a.m. PST), the J! official site is already spoiling the results of today's game. They don't do that usually, I don't believe.
I feel as though there's some sort of calendar error on the J! site that's causing it. (though I did need to be logged out in order to see the spoiler)
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Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:05 pm

Oh, Matt! Buddy! Owwwwwwwwwwww!!! I feel bad.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:07 pm

Any reason I should know those films at $200 are Italian? I guessed India for a country known for lots of award-winning films.

Ran the Verbs and Store categories, along with "K" and Twosday in DJ!

Yes, I got McPeople for $2,000.

I live 10 miles from a gypsum mine and have to pass through it to get south of town. So why do I blank on gypsum EVERY TIME IT COMES UP?!?

Spans the Thames? That's in London. London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady. Hey, that sounds like the name of a musical.AX
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Re: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:16 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:07 pm
Any reason I should know those films at $200 are Italian? I guessed India for a country known for lots of award-winning films.

Ran the Verbs and Store categories, along with "K" and Twosday in DJ!

Yes, I got McPeople for $2,000.

I live 10 miles from a gypsum mine and have to pass through it to get south of town. So why do I blank on gypsum EVERY TIME IT COMES UP?!?

Spans the Thames? That's in London. London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady. Hey, that sounds like the name of a musical.AX
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Re: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by DBear » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:47 pm

When the writers hang a slow curve like the FJ over the plate, even I and TPH can hit it.

Disappointed that Lhasa was a TS

Surprised myself by going 4/5 in Oscars, missing only Plummer.

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Post by CasketRomance » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:51 pm

DBear wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:47 pm
When the writers hang a slow curve like the FJ over the plate, even I and TPH can hit it.

Disappointed that Lhasa was a TS

Surprised myself by going 4/5 in Oscars, missing only Plummer.
i missed plummer too....i said that old canadian dude with christopher as his first name...couldnt come up with the surname

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Post by morbeedo » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:02 pm

Got excited for A CLOWN CATEGORY when I played J!6, but I must say I was disappointed tonight

Krusty and It put me to sleep Zzzzzzzzz
Indianapolis Clowns didn't really fit the theme
Baskets is overused
"Sad" clown for $2,000??????????????????????????? Ask for Watteau or Pierrot instead

"Thank you" in OSCAR RECORDS was also a weak clue IMO. Ask for Patty Duke instead
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Post by morbeedo » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:08 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:51 pm
DBear wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:47 pm
When the writers hang a slow curve like the FJ over the plate, even I and TPH can hit it.

Disappointed that Lhasa was a TS

Surprised myself by going 4/5 in Oscars, missing only Plummer.
i missed plummer too....i said that old canadian dude with christopher as his first name...couldnt come up with the surname
I blanked on something as basic as the McCoys!

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Re: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:10 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:08 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:51 pm
DBear wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:47 pm
When the writers hang a slow curve like the FJ over the plate, even I and TPH can hit it.

Disappointed that Lhasa was a TS

Surprised myself by going 4/5 in Oscars, missing only Plummer.
i missed plummer too....i said that old canadian dude with christopher as his first name...couldnt come up with the surname
I blanked on something as basic as the McCoys!
i got thrown off with the name rand in the clue...went with mcnally

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Re: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by BKavett » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:39 pm

I think Matt was robbed of a win. I heard his answer as “t’s Labour & Tory?” not “it’s” but saying the word “what’s” too fast so it comes out “t’s”

That one clue cost him the win.

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Re: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Volante » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:42 pm

DBear wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:47 pm
Disappointed that Lhasa was a TS
Apsolutely agree

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Post by econgator » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:50 pm

Volante wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:42 pm
DBear wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:47 pm
Disappointed that Lhasa was a TS
Apsolutely agree
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Post by teapot37 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:14 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:07 pm
Any reason I should know those films at $200 are Italian? I guessed India for a country known for lots of award-winning films.
Number of Best Foreign Language Oscars for India: 0 (3 nominations all-time)

This was kind of famous when it happened:


But without knowing the films, neither title particularly screams "Italy", I'll give you that.
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Post by twelvefootboy » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:20 pm

I'm going to have to start embracing scary sounding categories. I'd already written off FJ from the category and they gave me a nursery rhyme and enough TOM to know it wasn't Ring around the Rosie about the Plague. I did have "Hello Dolly" loaded up when I saw the date, and then the switch was easy. These two and Death of a Salesman are the sum total of my White Way knowledge of the era. Jimi Hendrix lyrics- no chance (Excuse me while I kiss this guy), but this = easy peasy.

I could have had a viral reddit or twitter meme if I'd been on the show. My response for the highest capital - lhasa apso. :lol: spoken like a true cat person.

I'm afraid this goofy tourney is going to make TPTB just delay the next TOC until there are mostly 5-day champs, which are coming at a very slow pace.
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