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Thursday, March 15, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6334, 2012-03-15

CONTESTANTS
John Erler, a movie mocker from Austin, Texas
Sue Anderson, a speech language pathologist from Peoria, Illinois
Michael Gurshtein, a thin films engineer from Thornton, Colorado (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,000)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Did I hear right? John, you make fun of movies, is that it? You're a movie mocker?

John: I do. Is that okay?

Alex: M-O-C-K-E-R?

John: Correct.

Alex: Okay. Welcome to you and Sue. You're the newcomers facing a pretty good champion, so let's put you all to work right now. The Jeopardy! Round is where we start, as always, and today we have these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
NEW YORK CITY (4/5)
MBAs (3/3)
REMEMBER WHO WON THE SUPER BOWL? (5/5)
WEIGHTS & MEASURES (4/4, including 1 correct Daily Double)
WRITERS' WORDS (5/5)
1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5 (3/5) (Alex: The correct response in the $200 block will have one "N", and we'll add an "N" to the correct response as we go down.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
John: 13 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Michael: 6 R, 1 W
Sue: 5 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W

Clues revealed: 27
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,800



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
John: $1,800
Sue: $1,600
Michael: $800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Let's spend a few moments now with the contestants. John Erler is the movie mocker from Austin, Texas, and he also hosts a weekly show on a community radio station, and you have a pretty strange sense of humor. You once did an entire week of programming without using...

John: Verbs.

Alex: How does one do that, hosting a radio show?

John: Difficulty level--high. Results--mixed.

[Laughter]

Alex: [Laughs] Okay.




Alex: Sue Anderson is a speech language pathologist from Illinois who wrote a parody of a Beach Boys hit. Which one?

Sue: "Wouldn't It Be Nice".

Alex: And what did you change or what did you come up with? Give me an example.

Sue: I changed it to a retirement song...

Alex: Oh, really?

Sue: And I didn't have to really change that many words, so it was "Wouldn't it be nice, um, if we were older and we wouldn't--or--have to work at all?"

Alex: Oh, that sounds so good.

Sue: Doesn't it? [Laughs]

Alex: I love that.

Sue: Thanks.

Alex: Maybe you can give me the rest of the lyrics after the show.

Sue: Okay.




Alex: Michael Gurshtein is our champion. He's a thin films engineer who does, as I do, his own home repairs...

Michael: That's right.

Alex: And if you're like me, you've had some accidents.

Michael: Yes, and this particular one probably wouldn't have happened if I had just listened to my wife Jennifer, who said--I was r--I was replacing the faucet on the kitchen sink, and she said, "You know, you should probably go turn off the main water to the house," and I said, "No, I think it'll be okay," so as soon as I pulled off the faucet, a large jet of--jet stream of water hit the ceiling, almost flooded the kitchen.

Alex: We learn by doing.

Michael: That's right.

[Laughter]

Alex: All right. [Chuckles]

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
John found the Daily Double on the 26th clue. Michael had $2,000, Sue had $1,600, and John was at $6,800. John wagered $1,800.

WEIGHTS & MEASURES $600: An octant, or 1/8 of a circle, is equal to this many degrees

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5 $600: This adjective describes medications you can legally purchase without seeing a doctor
(Sue: What is over-the-counter?)

1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5 $1000: It's the 2-word name of the 18th-century invention seen here that revolutionized the textile industry

NEW YORK CITY $200: Robert Wagner was the mayor when work began on this 16-acre performing arts center
(Michael: What is Rockefeller Center?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
John: $8,600
Michael: $2,800
Sue: $1,600

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
TIME TO RESIGN (4/5)
CAR NAMES (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
GRAY'S ANATOMY SAYS... (3/5) (Alex: We'll give you the definition.)
3-LETTER WORDS (5/5)
FORMER SOVIET REPUBLICS (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
SONG MASH-UPS (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Michael: 9 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Sue: 9 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
John: 7 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,400



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Michael snagged the next Daily Double on the 13th clue. Michael had $9,200, Sue had $4,800, and John was at $10,600. Michael wagered $7,000.

FORMER SOVIET REPUBLICS $1200: The most populous after Russia

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Sue who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 21st clue. Michael had $17,400, Sue had $6,400, and John was at $11,800. Sue wagered $3,000.

CAR NAMES $1600: Add one letter to the French word for "lemon" to get the name of this French car maker
(Alex: Yes. Citron is the French word for lemon, so [*].)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
GRAY'S ANATOMY SAYS... $400: The internal this vein "collects blood from the skull, brain, superficial parts of face and much of the neck"

GRAY'S ANATOMY SAYS... $1600: These "veins return oxygenated blood to the left atrium"

FORMER SOVIET REPUBLICS $2000: One of the quarters of historic Jerusalem is named for its people

CAR NAMES $400: Honda introduced this luxury division in the 1980s
(Sue: What is Altima?)

TIME TO RESIGN $2000: December 18, 2007:
This Senate Republican whip & onetime majority leader who had some lobbying to do
(Alex: Less than a minute to go, now, Michael.)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Michael: $19,000
John: $17,000
Sue: $13,400

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LITERATURE
(Alex: Let's assume English literature.)

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths for first place.
Michael: Wager $15,001 to cover John.
John: You're faced with a legitimate choice in strategy. You can either choose to cover Sue, hoping that you give the correct response and Michael doesn't, in which case you'll want to wager $9,801 to cover Sue's doubled score, but no more than $13,000 if you want to top Michael on a Triple Stumper; or bet up to $3,599 and win if both Michael and Sue miss Final.
Sue: You ought to try wagering between $3,601 and $6,200. This will top a $0 wager by John while still beating Michael and John on the Triple Stumper (should Michael wager to cover John's doubled score and John wager to cover your doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This 1928 novel was partly based on the author's wife Frieda & her affair with Angelo Ravagli

FINAL SCORES
Sue: $13,400 - $10,000 = $3,400 (What is ?) (3rd place: $1,000)
John: $17,000 + $12,000 = $29,000 (What is Lady Chatterley's Lover) (New champion: $29,000)
Michael: $19,000 - $15,001 = $3,999 (What is Death in Venice?) (2nd place: $2,000)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $8,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
John: $15,800, 20 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Michael: $13,200, 15 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Sue: $12,000, 14 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Combined Coryat: $41,000

BATTING AVERAGES
John: 21/59 = .356
Michael: 15/59 = .254
Sue: 14/59 = .237
Team: 50/63 = .794

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5 $800: When you're this type of guest, it means you didn't bother to tell anyone you were coming
(John: What is uninvited?)

MBAs $200: We salute you if you know that this man earned an MBA from George Washington University

REMEMBER WHO WON THE SUPER BOWL? $1000: XX:
Beating the Patriots 46-10 was pure sweetness for them
[Applause for John's run of the category]

NEW YORK CITY $600: (I'm Geoffrey Canada.) I'm president of a unique organization providing not just education, but health care & social services to the children of 97 blocks in this Manhattan neighborhood, from 116th St. up to 143rd St.

NEW YORK CITY $1000: In 1942 Fiorello La Guardia became the first mayor to reside in this home built in 1799 by a New York City merchant
(Alex: Correct, with a minute to go.)

WEIGHTS & MEASURES $800: This unit of area is in the name of the wood that's home to Winnie-the-Pooh
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

FORMER SOVIET REPUBLICS $400: It shares its name with a U.S. state
[Applause for Michael's run of the category]

CAR NAMES $2000: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from a garage with 5 cruisers at the CA Highway Patrol Academy in Sacramento, CA.) Though Chargers & Camaros are also used, CHP officers most often sit behind the wheel of this Ford model that contains the name of a British queen & something she might wear

CORRECT RESPONSES
45
nonprescription
a spinning jenny
Lincoln Center
Ukraine
Citroen
jugular
the pulmonary veins
Armenia
Acura
Trent Lott
Lady Chatterley's Lover (by D.H. Lawrence)
unannounced
Colin Powell
the Chicago Bears
Harlem
Gracie Mansion
acre
Georgia
Crown Victoria

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Re: Thursday, March 15, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by lisa0012 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:55 am

The NCAAs are interrupting my J! watching today. My station is showing it at 1:30am. Guessing I'm not the only one in this boat..

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Post by jeff6286 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:23 pm

Literature
This 1928 novel was partly based on the author's wife Frieda & her affair with Angelo Ravagli.
SpoilerShow
What is Lady Chatterly's Lover? Sue had no guess, and Michael said Death in Venice.
Michael Gurshtein: $19,000-$15,001=$3,999
John Erler: $17,000+$12,000=$29,000...now a 1-day champion with $29,000
Sue Anderson: $13,400-$10,000=$3,400



Jeopardy! moved from CBS to NBC in Indianapolis many years ago, so I won't be affected by the NCAA Tournament. The Olympics are a different matter, but fortunately this year's summer games line up pretty well with the end of the Jeopardy! season, as the two weeks of presumed preemption by the Olympics will be one week of Kids shows and one week of summer reruns.
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Post by debramc » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:31 pm

lisa0012 wrote:The NCAAs are interrupting my J! watching today. My station is showing it at 1:30am. Guessing I'm not the only one in this boat..
You can count on this happening every year. At least they do rebroadcast it. And tomorrow's rebroadcast is at 2am instead of 1:30. No clue why they're different. I loved the comment from the March Madness announcer - "Thanks to the combined forces of 4 different networks [he names them] the viewers have total control of which games they want to see." Unless of course what you want to see is not basketball.
(And my annual disclaimer - I like basketball. I was on my high school varsity team. I just don't follow it or care to watch every single game from teams I've never even heard of.)

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Post by Bamaman » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:58 pm

I'm having to sit out the rest of the week, as well. The coverage takes a break at 4:00 here, but the show is scheduled at 3:30, so i miss it and they do not delay it. Nor do the show it on the alternative digital channel. Ugh.

Retro good luck to Hannah S., whenver sge comes on.

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Post by CrunchyTaco » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:31 pm

Severe weather coverage has preempted Jeopardy in the Detroit area.

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Post by econgator » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:31 pm

Not so much as a guess for FJ.

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Post by DWS » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:35 pm

I went with "Lolita" for FJ even though I knew it came later than 1928. I have heard of the book that was the correct FJ response but I did not know enough to get me there.

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Post by bpmod » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:59 pm

When I saw that the post count was up to five before Jeopardy! even came on (here), I thought something might be up. Imagine my surprise when it was just everybody talking about not getting it.

Wild guess on FJ turns out to be correct and takes me to a very rare 4/4. I needed that after my 1/5 last week.

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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Post by StevenH » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:00 pm

This was another well-written board, and I found it to be easier than last night's.

FJ was an instant get, and for the second night in a row it was a correct response that had been used recently for a FJ clue. That might have helped me get it.

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Post by alietr » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:03 pm

Anyone notice that Alex gave credit for running Former Soviet Republics when he missed the $2000 Armenia clue?

I guess we have our first Move Mocker Jeopardy Champion. Pretty quick get on FJ, though I wasn't entirely sure I had it right. Seemed like the likeliest option.

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Post by econgator » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:10 pm

bpmod wrote:I needed that after my 1/5 last week.

Brian
If I get tomorrow's, then I think that'll be my mark for this week.

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Post by bpmod » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:11 pm

econgator wrote:
bpmod wrote:I needed that after my 1/5 last week.

Brian
If I get tomorrow's, then I think that'll be my mark for this week.
Are you saying what I think you're saying?

Brian
...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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Post by econgator » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:37 pm

bpmod wrote:
econgator wrote:
bpmod wrote:I needed that after my 1/5 last week.

Brian
If I get tomorrow's, then I think that'll be my mark for this week.
Are you saying what I think you're saying?

Brian
If it's that I haven't got a single one so far this week, then yes.

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Post by DWS » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:40 pm

econgator wrote: If it's that I haven't got a single one so far this week, then yes.
I just realized I'm also 0/4 this week. :(

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Post by DBear » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:44 pm

Jumped on the Italian-named lover in FJ to guess Svengali. Too bad it's much earlier than the date in the clue.
Ran N's, Superbowls, 4/4 in Weights & Measures.

Judges :?: : anthropomorphism for personification, and tone for definition.

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Post by alamble » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:58 pm

DBear wrote: Judges :?: : anthropomorphism for personification, and tone for definition.
Negative on both from my couch. Your responses only truly fit half the clues in each case.

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Post by Paucle » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:59 pm

DBear wrote:Judges :?: : anthropomorphism for personification, and tone for definition.
Don't think TONE fits both parts of the clue as I recall but don't remember enough about the former to suggest a "call."

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Post by bpmod » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:59 pm

econgator wrote:
bpmod wrote:Are you saying what I think you're saying?

Brian
If it's that I haven't got a single one so far this week, then yes.
Ouch! I feel for you. I've had too many of those weeks this year.

Brian
...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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