I thought we might have a theme board after the first 4 categories, but no, TRACK & FIELD doesn't start with "THE". Dave, however, starts with TRACK & FIELD and racks up 5 right in a row for the audience applause and $1500.
Do check out THE BIBLE for $200 (J!). Some cheeky clue writing from the folks who brought you "its poop was beaten gold".
The "Revelation" vs. "Revelations" question had not yet been settled by the start of season 5. Vernon sneaks an "s" past the judges, but not past his daddy I suspect.
Have we heard Trebek's Meryl Streep impression previously? THE MOVIES for $400 gave him the chance, and he took it.
COMMON BONDS for $400 (J!) is off-model. There's a definition, a clue, and an example. Fun fact about the run in the stocking though.
Dave mistakes Austrian for Australian at the top of WORLD CAPITALS in DJ! Then Canberra shows up further down the column. I wonder if they had to rewrite that clue. It's a pretty tough one, that appears only one other time in the Archive.
Canberra is located in the Australian Capital Territory completely surrounded by this state
The correct response for ARCHITECTURE for $400 (DJ!) would also be a correct response exactly 14 years later (Ask me how I know.):
If I had won on the buzzer on that clue, I just might have played a solo Final Jeopardy. I just might have not beaten the single-day record also, so we'll let Mary Sue have her $2000. I'd tell you to check it out on YouTube, but Sony threw up a copyright strike on that segment of my episode, and only that segment. Ok.1988: Floral name for the circular-shaped stained glass windows found in churches
2002: A large circular one made of stained glass sits above the west facade of Reims Cathedral (STARTS WITH "R" for $2000)
The 1988 reference to Ross Perot in FAMOUS AMERICANS is not his earliest mention in the Archive! Doug Molitor recognized his name a year earlier in a MIDDLE NAMES category, as the country's (then) second-richest man. It feels like Doug's games come up a lot on my searches. I wonder why that is?
For clue of the game, how about FROM THE FRENCH for $1000, a word that shows up a number of times in the Archive.
From early French for "chain", it's a chic knot of hair worn at the nape of the neck