April 17, 2002 Becky Powell vs. Rich Clarey vs. Ben Bass
So, this was a fun game to watch. The first clue featured audio of a rooster crowing; I almost thought I was watching Information Please
for a second there.
New to the J-Archive as a response, this fellow, who previously appeared in a clue with "Ruby Ridge" as the response":
TV MOVIES for $1000: In the TV movie "Ruby Ridge", Randy Quaid played this man also named Randy
I'm guessing Ben played quizbowl at some point in his life, as he was careful to give only last names as responses. (He started to say "F.W. Woolworth", but corrected himself to give only the last name, for instance.) As a Chicagoan, he couldn't help himself though, and gave the detailed "Who is Frank Chance of the Cubs?" when spotted Tinker and Evers.
Facts worth knowing from this ep include "Mexico's president from 1994 to 2000" and "long-distance runner named Frank", who was also the last American to win the gold medal in the men's Olympic marathon (in 1972).
Ernesto Zedillo and Frank Shorter, respectively.
Clue of the game will be the Daily Double at -OLOGIES for $2000, which Ben blanked on, but I got.
These 2 similar words are for the study of insects & the study of words
What are entomology & etymology?
FJ was a 50/50/90 for me, as I went north instead of south. Seems obvious in retrospect. According to my notebook, I got this correct back when it originally aired, but there were plenty of clues I missed then that I knew now (Raoul Wallenberg, Frank McCourt, the movie based on "The 7 Pillars of Wisdom", "show trial" when given "there no trial like...", etc. You live, you learn, you forget, you know.
Have a nice weekend.