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Monday, March 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:03 am

Game Recap for Show #7946, 2019-03-11

CONTESTANTS
Scott Semproni, an engineer from Portland, Oregon
Elaine Wilson, a layout artist from Manassas, Virginia
Conor Murphy, a graduate student from Thorofare, New Jersey (whose 1-day cash winnings total $9,600)

OPENING REMARKS
Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. And welcome, everyone, to the first full week of regular games, following the Jeopardy! All-Stars, from which I have not yet fully recovered. Too much excitement in that one. Conor, Elaine, and Scott, good luck.

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
MOVIE PICTURES (4/5)
FOOD & DRINK (4/5)
YIDDISH WORDS (5/5)
A COLONEL OF TRUTH (5/5)
NONFICTION (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
"LL" ANIMALS (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Scott: 10 R, 2 W
Elaine: 8 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Conor: 8 R, 1 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,800



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Scott: $5,800
Elaine: $2,200
Conor: $600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Scott Semproni is an engineer from Oregon who, on a recent trip to New Zealand, learned to do what?

Scott: I actually learned how to ride a bike for the first time.

Alex: Did it have training wheels?

Scott: It didn't have training wheels, but where we rode had a lot of cow patties, so I have to avoid those.

Alex: Why did you take so learn to learn a bike?

Scott: I would think that for most of us, it's something at the age of 3, 4, or 5--I stuck my foot in the spokes when I was a 5-year-old...

Alex: Oh.

Scott: ...and I was scared after that.

Alex: That turned you off.

Scott: Yeah.

Alex: All right.




Alex: Elaine Wilson, layout artist from Manassas, Virginia.

Elaine: Now.

Alex: But a New Jersey girl...

Elaine: Absolutely.

Alex: ...who is very happy to have the same birthday as...

Elaine: As the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen. September 23rd.

Alex: All right. Makes you feel good, doesn't it?

Elaine: Yeah.

Alex: Okay.

Elaine: Made me a lifelong fan when I discovered that piece of trivia.

Alex: All righty.




Alex: Conor Murphy is a graduate student. He's our champion, ladies and gentlemen, and is, or was, a collegiate rower. Not only a collegiate rower but a member of a championship team?

Conor: That's right. My freshman year I rowed at Notre Dame, and we went down to Lake Lanier in Georgia, which is actually where the 1996 Atlanta Olympic rowing trials were held. And I was lucky enough for my boat to win, so now I can add "Jeopardy!" champion to that, I guess, as well.

Alex: All right. Two for two so far.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Conor found the Daily Double on the 23rd clue. Conor had $1,800, Elaine had $3,400, and Scott was at $5,000. Conor wagered $1,200.

NONFICTION $800: A book about this body is subtitled "The Rise & Fall of America's Favorite Planet"
(Conor: What is Mars?)
(Alex: Oh, no. What is [*]? Which is no longer considered to be a planet.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
MOVIE PICTURES $400: 2018 film with Keaton, Fonda, Bergen, and Steenburgen
(Alex: And that would be [*].)

FOOD & DRINK $800: This company's iconic deviled ham logo is the USA's oldest food trademark still in use
(Scott: What is Smithfield?)

NONFICTION $600: The actual 1948 kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner is the subject of "the real" this fictional girl
(Alex: Real [*].)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Scott: $5,400
Elaine: $5,400
Conor: $1,600
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Re: Monday, March 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:03 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
NORMAN LEAR, THE FIRST 96 YEARS (4/5) (Alex: And he's going to deliver all of the clues in that category.)
1870s AMERICA (4/5) (Alex: We're going backwards, aren't we?)
THE HERO (4/5)
Y IS THE ONLY VOWEL (4/5)
ART & ARTISTS (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
CHANNEL SURFING (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Scott: 8 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W (including 1 DD)
Elaine: 7 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Conor: 9 R (including 1 DD), 4 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $8,400



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Conor snagged the next Daily Double on the 18th clue. Conor had $4,400, Elaine had $10,200, and Scott was at $7,400. Conor wagered $3,000.

CHANNEL SURFING $1200: Dusky dolphins surf this South American channel, named for a 19th century science ship

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Scott who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 22nd clue. Conor had $8,200, Elaine had $10,200, and Scott was at $10,200. Scott wagered $2,000.

ART & ARTISTS $1600: Born on Crete, Domenikos Theotokopolous moved to Spain, where he became better known by this name
(Scott: I don't know.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
1870s AMERICA $1600: In 1875 this horticulturist sold the potato variety later named for him for $150 & used the money to move to California
(Conor: Who is Russet?)

Y IS THE ONLY VOWEL $1600: Clear body fluid containing white blood cells

THE HERO $1600: ...born Edmond Dantes, of this 1840s novel

ART & ARTISTS $2000: Manet painted the bar at this Paris music hall in part by setting up a fake one in his studio but with a real barmaid
(Elaine: What is the Moulin Rouge?)
(Conor: What is the "Moulan" Rouge?)

NORMAN LEAR, THE FIRST 96 YEARS $1600: (Norman Lear delivers the clue):

Of all the TV characters I've created, the one who most shares my passions & my politics is this woman who lived in Tuckahoe, New York
(Alex: Oh. Who is the invincible
[*]?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Scott: $11,400
Elaine: $10,200
Conor: $8,600

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PLAYWRIGHTS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths[/url] for first place.
Scott: Wager $9,001 to cover Elaine.
Elaine: You're faced with a legitimate choice in strategy. You can either choose to cover Conor, hoping that you give the correct response and Scott doesn't, in which case you'll want to wager $7,001 to cover Conor's doubled score, but no more than $7,800 if you want to top Scott on a Triple Stumper; or bet up to $1,599 and win if both Scott and Conor miss Final.
Conor: You ought to try wagering between $1,601 and $5,400. This will top a $0 wager by Elaine while still beating Scott and Elaine on the Triple Stumper (should Scott wager to cover Elaine's doubled score and Elaine wager to cover your doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Before his death in 2018 at age 91, he received 4 Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize & was nominated for 4 Oscars

FINAL SCORES
Conor: $8,600 - $5,400 = $3,200 (Who is Eugene O'Neill?) (2nd place: $2,000)
Elaine: $10,200 + $4,900 = $15,100 (Who was Neil Simon?) (New champion: $15,100)
Scott: $11,400 - $10,000 = $1,400 (Who is Arthur Miller) (3rd place: $1,000)
(Alex: If you were thinking drama, you're on the wrong track. You should have been thinking comedy.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $10,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Scott: $13,400, 18 R, 3 W (including 1 DD)
Elaine: $10,200, 15 R, 1 W
Conor: $8,000, 17 R (including 1 DD), 5 W (including 1 DD)
Combined Coryat: $31,600

BATTING AVERAGES
Scott: 18/59 = .305
Conor: 17/60 = .283
Elaine: 16/58 = .276
Team: 51/63 = .810

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
MOVIE PICTURES $200: Samuel L. Jackson has had it with them

MOVIE PICTURES $600: Best picture Oscar winner for 1969

MOVIE PICTURES $800: 1991 thriller

MOVIE PICTURES $1000: Argentine novel comes to life in 1985

"LL" ANIMALS $600: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents the clue):

Unlike the streamlined heads of most sharks, the hammerhead shark's head protrudes laterally; the front of the type of hammerhead seen here resembles a type or mollusk shell, so it gets this adjective

FOOD & DRINK $1000: This Cuban dish of shredded beef, onions & peppers in a spicy tomato sauce has a name that means "old clothes"
(Scott: What is picadillo?)

NORMAN LEAR, THE FIRST 96 YEARS $400: (Norman Lear delivers the clue):

On "All in the Family", Archie Bunker was based in part on my father & this other character was based in part on my mother

NORMAN LEAR, THE FIRST 96 YEARS $800: (Norman Lear delivers the clue):

Spanning 4 decades, it's been a joy to work on 2 versions of "One Day at a Time", first with Bonnie Franklin, now with Justina Machado & this legendary EGOT


NORMAN LEAR, THE FIRST 96 YEARS $1200: (Norman Lear delivers the clue):

To help protect First Amendment rights, in 1981 I founded People for the American Way with this African-American Congresswoman
from Texas
(Conor: Who is Shirley Chisholm?)

ART & ARTISTS $1200: In 1897 he entered the Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid but found the classes stupid; he did okay on his own
(Conor: Who is Gaudí?)

THE HERO $2000: ...of the game "god of war" who defies deities
(Alex: You're back into a tie with Elaine.)

NORMAN LEAR, THE FIRST 96 YEARS $2000: (Norman Lear delivers the clue):

Early in my career, I wrote material for comedy duos like this pair of stars
, one a crooner & one a wacky future director

CORRECT RESPONSES
Pluto
Book Club
Underwood
Lolita
the Beagle
El Greco
Luther Burbank
lymph
The Count of Monte Cristo
the Folies-Bergère
Maude
Neil Simon
Snakes on a Plane
Midnight Cowboy
Silence of the Lambs
Kiss of the Spider Woman
scallop
ropa vieja
Edith Bunker
Rita Moreno
Barbara Jordan
Picasso
Kratos
Martin and Lewis
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Re: Monday, March 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by alan tiger » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:45 am

i haven't posted here for a while.
elaine wilson was one of the gang of "triviots" at aol's "trivia forum" in the '90s and '00s. other members included the late paul legere (whom some of you might remember as "Paucle"), this writer, and seven or eight others who have appeared on the show over the years.
the very first time elaine and i met (at a "bash" in south jersey in '93 or '94), we recited - in unison - the *entire* lyrics of arlo guthrie's "alice's restaurant."
i've told her about this site.

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Post by theFJguy » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:27 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PLAYWRIGHTS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Before his death in 2018 at age 91, he received 4 Tony awards, a Pulitzer prize & was nominated for 4 Oscars

Conor Murphy: 8600-5400=3200
Elaine Wilson: 10200+4900=15100 (New Champ)
Scott Semproni: 11400-10000=1400

Correct response:
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Neil Simon (Conor – Eugene O’Neill) (Scott – Arthur Miller)

Daily Doubles
Conor: 1800-1200
Conor: 4400+3000
Scott: 10200-2000

Coryats
Conor: 8000
Elaine: 10200
Scott: 13400

Combined: 31,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Conor: 1600
Elaine: 5400
Scott: 5400

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Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:28 am

Nice to get all 61 clues in with Norman Lear reading all of the clues in his category. The $2000 in Lear for identifying those famous guys? Crazy clue valuation.

There is leeway on French pronunciation responses, so the attempted rebound of making the painting place sound a little better was money wasted.

I’ll be the one to admit a few times a year I will have sandwiches with the deviled ham logo although I like the chicken spread instead. Scott guessing Smithfield made me laugh.

For IronNeck: You can bet I remembered and did not forget: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4492&p=282007&hilit ... ub#p281876

The FJ! clue had a lot of extra words as “death” & “2018” was enough to get my pen moving correctly.

Sole solve for Elaine on her only big clue while Conor was 1/3 and Scott was 0/2.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:29 pm

Ran "LL" Animals.

3/5 in food. NHO Underwood ham (I don't like ham) and couldn't match hushpuppies to catfish, but I was able to translate "old clothes" properly.

NHO "Kiss of the Spider Woman", so I was 4/5 there.

Had no idea what member of a family would be "quick with a treat". My grandmothers certainly weren't. They were just cranky old curmudgeons who complained about everything I did.

My best get of the day was "El Greco".

All but "myrrh" in Y.

I thought for sure we'd get dragged down by the Norman Lear category, but not even so much as an LTaM.

No guess on FJ! If you had given me the name "Neil Simon" I could've identified him as a playwright. But going the other way? The name is just too generic to pull up. Reverse Hawley Smoot is true.

Lach Trash: Book Club, lymph
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Post by DBear » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:27 pm

Pure WAG on FJ. :o
The El Greco DD belonged in a Stupid Answers category. :roll:

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Post by morbeedo » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:42 pm

DBear wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:27 pm
Pure WAG on FJ. :o
The El Greco DD belonged in a Stupid Answers category. :roll:
Tied for first at that point in the game, I would have bet it all on that category

They say it’s always better to write something for Final, but I wonder about that ;)

I kept yelling at Conor to stay clam, but he wouldn’t listen!

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:49 pm

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Post by floridagator » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:57 pm

Give me a break. Playwright died in 2018 at age 91? All those awards?

Eugene O'Neill WTF??? He died in 1953.

Arthur Miller HAS THE WORLD GONE MAD???

It pays to read the obituaries.

I had a feeling they would make sure Norman Lear got all his screen time in.
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Post by seaborgium » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:00 am

The almost-as-recent death of Sam Shepard proved too distracting for me. I'm glad Elaine got it right, although it would have been interesting to see her win because of her underwager that didn't cover Conor's maximum. I can't figure out what she was going for; my best guess is that she tried to anticipate the wager Conor made and cover that by $100, but went $1,000 over somewhere in her calculations.

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Post by MattKnowles » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:11 am

I missed with Sam Shepard.

How do people here prefer to acquire their knowledge about plays and playwrights? Do you watch plays in a theater, watch a recording, read the play, or something else? I tried to watch some recordings but the quality wasn't great. Any suggestions for enjoyable ways to study plays?
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Post by twelvefootboy » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:28 am

Strange game dynamic, but Conor couldn't get out of his own way. I think Elaine might ring up a couple of games if she can master the buzzer.

Miss on FJ - I thought I remembered some that some obscure playwright died last year that I NHO, so I didn't even try for final, and didn't think I knew any modern playwright (couldn't pull Andrew Lloyd Weber, then gave up). I can defend the Arthur Miller / other stupid answer - that's all I would have had.

I first heard of Neil Simon because of "The Goodbye Girl". I had never heard of a Romantic Comedy until then, and then they became romcoms. I thought I might enjoy the genre, but nope, they are all the same movie. Yeah, so are the James Bond and Avenger movies, but they have a lot less tear jerking and more explosions. But, I'm sick of explosions too...

Alex pretty much suckered Conor into the rebound with his hesitancy at the neg. But the exact same answer in an redneck accent doesn't work either ;).
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Re: Monday, March 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by morbeedo » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:56 am

MattKnowles wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:11 am
I missed with Sam Shepard.

How do people here prefer to acquire their knowledge about plays and playwrights? Do you watch plays in a theater, watch a recording, read the play, or something else? I tried to watch some recordings but the quality wasn't great. Any suggestions for enjoyable ways to study plays?
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Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:04 am

Was anyone else disappointed that llama didn't show up in the Anima"LL"s category?

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Post by John Boy » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:32 am

Was it just me or was this an unusually easy set of boards? I got 45-0 of the 60 clues (quite high for me) plus a Coryat over $40K, plus instaget FJ.

LT: Underwood (deviled ham), Luther Burbank, lymph, Count of Monte Cristo, Maude (really? Maude, a TS? Has that much time passed?)

Once again Conor had a perfect FJ wager, although his only chance to win was the TS and he didn't quite get it.

I for one am glad to be back to regular-season games.

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Post by immaf » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:25 am

I also missed with Sam Shepherd. I'm not sure I knew that Neil Simon had died.

I said "Heart of Darkness" instead of "Apocalypse Now." (Which I always call "Alpaca Lips Now" because it's funnier.)
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Post by This Is Kirk! » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:16 am

I went with Simon on FJ, but must confess I wasn't sure whether he was still alive or not.

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Post by morbeedo » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:37 am

floridagator wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:57 pm
Give me a break. Playwright died in 2018 at age 91? All those awards?

Eugene O'Neill WTF??? He died in 1953.

Arthur Miller HAS THE WORLD GONE MAD???

It pays to read the obituaries.

I had a feeling they would make sure Norman Lear got all his screen time in.
HAHA I shook my head as well, but karma'll bite back if I ever get The Call again. Just watch - they'll throw me a SPORTS FJ and you will mock me

Moulin Rouge (x2) was more of a head scratcher, though Conor had the right pronunciation

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Post by seaborgium » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:36 pm

John Boy wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:32 am
Once again Conor had a perfect FJ wager, although his only chance to win was the TS and he didn't quite get it.
Not only that, but Elaine wagered less than he anticipated, making a sole get his only actual chance.

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