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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Tue May 05, 2015 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7062, 2015-05-05

CONTESTANTS
Dan Green, an administrative specialist from Orland, California
Jen Stoy, a technical writer from Hyattsville, Maryland
Scott Ylinen, a draftsman and college student from Morgantown, West Virginia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,505)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny Gilbert. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. If you want to do well on Jeopardy!, it helps if you have a certain level of self-confidence. At the end of yesterday's program, as I was saying goodbye to our seven-day champion, Greg Seroka, I said, "I'll look forward to seeing you again on our program in our Tournament of Champions," and Scott, our champion now who defeated Greg, said, "I look forward to seeing you then, also." So let's see if that confidence that he enjoys pays off in this game against Jen and Dan. Good luck, players. Here we go. What are the categories today? Show us...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
WE MEAN BUSINESS (4/5)
U.S. HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES (5/5)
WRITERS BY MIDDLE NAMES (5/5) (Alex: We'll give you the middle name.)
WORLD CAPITALS (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS (5/5)
"GOOD" PEOPLE (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Scott: 12 R, 1 W
Jen: 9 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W (including 1 DD)
Dan: 6 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,400



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Jen found the Daily Double on the 4th clue. Scott had $600, Jen had $600, and Dan had nothing in the bank. Jen wagered $500.

WORLD CAPITALS $800: Found in North Africa, it gets its name from an ancient district that included 3 cities
(Jen: Um, what is Marrakesh?)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Scott: $2,200
Dan: $1,800
Jen: $1,700

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: There are very few places in the United States where there are no speed limits on our highways or freeways, but that's not the case in Europe, and Dan Green had an experience in Germany that I want to hear about.

Dan: I did, Alex. I, uh, took a rental car up to 160 miles an hour on the German Autobahn.

Alex: Wait a minute. You're sure it was 160 miles per hour and not kilometers?

Dan: I double checked to make sure. I don't even know how many kilometers it was. And the strangest thing was, uh, I got passed like I was standing still by a Porsche 959.

[Laughter]

Alex: Did it scare you?

Dan: A little bit.

Alex: A little bit, yeah, I bet.




Alex: Jen Stoy is a technical writer from Maryland who spent a year teaching in South Korea?

Jen: Yeah, that's right, South Korea. I was teaching English at an elementary school in Ansan, which is about an hour outside of Seoul, and I got to travel to Tokyo, I got to go to Australia, I got to go to Singapore. It was just a wonderful experience.

Alex: Good for you, and good for us in South Korea.




Alex: Scott Ylinen is our champion, ladies and gentlemen, and he is not only a bright young man who works with his brain, but he works with his hands. You're a woodworker.

Scott: That's right. I, uh, took up carpentry back--probably back when I was about 12 years old with my grandfather's old tools.

Alex: Are we talking about hand tools, now, or power tools?

Scott: You know, I started off with the power tools, but lately, I've been working a lot more with the hand tools, getting the old Stanley planes out and chisels and whackin' away at it.

Alex: It's fun, isn't it?

Scott: Oh, yeah.

Alex: Yeah.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
WE MEAN BUSINESS $1000: Many families send the mortgage check to this loans company once part of Intuit

"GOOD" PEOPLE $400: This advertising icon closed up shop in 2011 when GM sent him into retirement

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Scott: $6,000
Jen: $5,300
Dan: $3,600

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
MULTIPLE ROLES, SAME MOVIE (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
1950s AMERICA (5/5)
PICK A NUMBER (5/5)
"DIS" HERE CATEGORY (5/5)
AMERICAN BALLET THEATER'S 75th ANNIVERSARY (2/5) (He So: We're celebrating...)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Scott: 11 R (including 2 rebounds and 1 DD), 1 W
Dan: 11 R, 3 W (including 1 DD)
Jen: 3 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W

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



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Dan snagged the next Daily Double on the 3rd clue. Scott had $6,400, Jen had $5,300, and Dan was at $4,000. Dan made it a True Daily Double, wagering $4,000.

THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT $800: The House of Lords has about 790 members; 26 are Lords Spiritual, appointees from this institution
(Dan: What is Oxford?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Scott who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 9th clue. Scott had $10,800, Jen had $3,700, and Dan had a deficit with -$400. Scott wagered $2,500.

MULTIPLE ROLES, SAME MOVIE $1200: Leonardo DiCaprio as Louis XIV & Philippe

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
MULTIPLE ROLES, SAME MOVIE $2000: Jeremy Irons as twin gynecologists Elliot & Beverly Mantle
(Dan: What is Twins?)

AMERICAN BALLET THEATER'S 75th ANNIVERSARY $1200: (I'm Sarah Lane.) In 1947, George Balanchine created for ABT the one-act ballet "Theme and Variations" with music by this noted Russian composer
(Alex: Oh, you had to go for the obvious. [*].)

AMERICAN BALLET THEATER'S 75th ANNIVERSARY $2000: (I'm Craig Salstein.) Jerome Robbins' choreography for this alliterative ballet also became the basis for the Broadway musical "On the Town"

AMERICAN BALLET THEATER'S 75th ANNIVERSARY $1600: (I'm He So.) One of the high points of any prima ballerina's career is dancing the role of Giselle, based in part on the poem from this 19th century French author's "Les Orientales"
(Alex: Our congratulations to ABT on their 75th anniversary. Their new spring season starts next week, and we want to thank all the dancers who contributed to providing clues for this category.)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Scott: $19,700 (lock game)
Dan: $8,400
Jen: $6,500

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LITERATURE

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; three-quarters for second place.
Scott: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $2,899 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Dan: Wager $4,601 to cover Jen.
Jen: Risk between $1,901 and $2,700, covering Dan's $0 bet.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Interestingly, at the start of this novel, Prince Oblonsky, the title character's brother, has been unfaithful

FINAL SCORES
Jen: $6,500 + $6,400 = $12,900 (What is Anna Karenina?) (2nd place)
Dan: $8,400 - $4,700 = $3,700 (What is The Princess Br) (3rd place)
Scott: $19,700 + $1,450 = $21,150 (What is A Anna Karenina) (22506-day champion: $21,150)
(Alex: [To Dan] You were going for The Princess Bride, it looks like.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $8,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Scott: $18,400, 23 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Dan: $12,400, 17 R, 3 W (including 1 DD)
Jen: $7,000, 12 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Combined Coryat: $37,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Scott: 24/59 = .407
Dan: 17/59 = .288
Jen: 13/59 = .220
Team: 54/63 = .857

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
U.S. HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES $400: Utah celebrates the Days of '47 on July 24, the day on which Brigham Young reached this valley
(Scott: What is the Wasatch Valley?)

WE MEAN BUSINESS $600: In 1849, this man founded a company that today brings you products from Advil to Zoloft

WRITERS BY MIDDLE NAMES $400: Bronson's daughter:
May
(Alex: You have done a lot of reading, and you've paid attention to what you were reading.)

"GOOD" PEOPLE $200: NFL fans know this fella touched down as Paul Tagliabue's successor in 2006
(Alex: Good, with less than a minute to go.)

THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT $1600: There are about 1,100 rooms in this neo-Gothic London palace where Parliament meets
(Jen: What is the Tower of London?)

THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT $2000: Neither house can sit & debate without the presence of this ceremonial item representing the sovereign
(Dan: What is the scepter?)

AMERICAN BALLET THEATER'S 75th ANNIVERSARY $400: (I'm Misty Copeland.) In Act 2 of this classic ballet, Odette performs with her many companions, all under the same magic spell
(Scott: What is The Nutcracker)

AMERICAN BALLET THEATER'S 75th ANNIVERSARY $800: (I'm James Whiteside.) In 1985 ABT staged the first American production of this tragic Shakespearean love story choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan

CORRECT RESPONSES
Tripoli
Quicken
Mr. Goodwrench
the Church of England
The Man in the Iron Mask
Dead Ringers
(Pyotr Illych) Tchaikovsky
Fancy Free
Victor Hugo
Anna Karenina
the Salt Lake Valley
(Charles) Pfizer
Louisa May Alcott
Roger Goodell
the Palace of Westminster
the mace
Swan Lake
Romeo and Juliet

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Re: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Tue May 05, 2015 12:03 pm

Literature
Interestingly, at the start of this novel, Prince Oblonsky, the title character's brother, has been unfaithful.


What is Anna Karenina? Dan was going for The Princess Bride.


Scott Ylinen: $19,700+$1,450=$21,150...now a 2-day champion with $43,655
Dan Green: $8,400-$4,700=$3,700
Jen Stoy: $6,500+$6,400=$12,900
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Post by Bamaman » Tue May 05, 2015 5:53 pm

One clue left on the board and if Dan gets it right, he breaks the lock and has a chance in FJ. Granted, it is ballet, but who knows. Then the answer is "Blah blah blah blah 19th century French author blah blah blah blah". No ballet knowledge needed!!!! Just guess a French author. So of course he clams.

I have never read that book and could not name more than one character in it. But it sounded Russian so I'll go with Anna Karenina.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue May 05, 2015 7:27 pm

All but $1,000 in Business, Middle Names, and Stops, havig NHO Quicken Loans, Zora Hurston, or blockade.

Lach Trash: Mr. Goodwrench.

I thought Parliament was completely impenetrable. How do three Yanks know all this super minutiae about Parliament like white paper? That'd be like a Brit knowing about who's fifth in line to presidential succession.

WLT Corvette on 1950s America for $400? Chevy has made a lot of sports cars.

Fourth 4/5 of the night, with all but "distaff" in "Dis".

Bobby Fischer was severely overvalued at $2,000.

No guess on FJ! Can't say that I've heard of the correct response.
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Post by econgator » Tue May 05, 2015 7:29 pm

Bamaman wrote:I have never read that book and could not name more than one character in it. But it sounded Russian so I'll go with Anna Karenina.
That was about my thought process, too (although I did think that Oblonsky sounded a lot like Vronsky, so ...).

No clue why it was "Interestingly", though.

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Post by econgator » Tue May 05, 2015 7:31 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:WLT Corvette on 1950s America for $400? Chevy has made a lot of sports cars.
They've made 1: the Corvette

So, that's what led to it.

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Post by Abraxas » Tue May 05, 2015 7:34 pm

Congratulations, Scott, on your second win. I had 38 correct responses including three triple stumpers: Quicken, Mr. Goodwrench, and Tchaikovsky. I also got the missed DD's of Tripoli and Church of England. Instaget FJ.

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Post by Elijah Baley » Tue May 05, 2015 7:35 pm

Bamaman wrote:One clue left on the board and if Dan gets it right, he breaks the lock and has a chance in FJ. Granted, it is ballet, but who knows. Then the answer is "Blah blah blah blah 19th century French author blah blah blah blah". No ballet knowledge needed!!!! Just guess a French author. So of course he clams.

I have never read that book and could not name more than one character in it. But it sounded Russian so I'll go with Anna Karenina.
Yes, there's really no excuse for standing there like the proverbial bump on a log when ringing in is the only chance you have to win. Which, presumably, is one's purpose for going there.

Ouch.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue May 05, 2015 7:44 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Bamaman wrote:One clue left on the board and if Dan gets it right, he breaks the lock and has a chance in FJ. Granted, it is ballet, but who knows. Then the answer is "Blah blah blah blah 19th century French author blah blah blah blah". No ballet knowledge needed!!!! Just guess a French author. So of course he clams.

I have never read that book and could not name more than one character in it. But it sounded Russian so I'll go with Anna Karenina.
Yes, there's really no excuse for standing there like the proverbial bump on a log when ringing in is the only chance you have to win. Which, presumably, is one's purpose for going there.

Ouch.
Unless you can't think of a French author. If you pressed me right now, I doubt I could think of one...
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Post by Leander » Tue May 05, 2015 7:48 pm

econgator wrote:
Bamaman wrote:I have never read that book and could not name more than one character in it. But it sounded Russian so I'll go with Anna Karenina.
That was about my thought process, too (although I did think that Oblonsky sounded a lot like Vronsky, so ...).

No clue why it was "Interestingly", though.
I think another clue was that it mentioned "title character", so how many famous Russian novels have a person's name in the title?

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Post by Leah » Tue May 05, 2015 8:14 pm

econgator wrote: No clue why it was "Interestingly", though.
Because Anna is in a cold unhappy marriage and has an affair-- so she becomes an adulteress, which is forbidden in society, but her brother being an adulterer is a non-issue. Tolstoy's point about all happy families being the same, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way-- that's the opening of Anna Karenina.
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Post by Category 13 » Tue May 05, 2015 8:25 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Bamaman wrote:One clue left on the board and if Dan gets it right, he breaks the lock and has a chance in FJ. Granted, it is ballet, but who knows. Then the answer is "Blah blah blah blah 19th century French author blah blah blah blah". No ballet knowledge needed!!!! Just guess a French author. So of course he clams.
Yes, there's really no excuse for standing there like the proverbial bump on a log when ringing in is the only chance you have to win. Which, presumably, is one's purpose for going there.

Ouch.
Well, with the way they avoioded it like the plague, I'd have to say Dan flat out didn't have a clue what to even guess. Just Sayin'.
And Jen wasn't in a hurry to get in contention when there was one category left and she procedes from the top of the board for the first three clues.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:WLT Corvette on 1950s America for $400? Chevy has made a lot of sports cars.
They've made 1: the Corvette

So, that's what led to it.
LOL. How dare yea say Chevrolet made any other sports car than a Corvette.

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Post by nightreign » Tue May 05, 2015 8:32 pm

Yes, Dan should've rung in, but the game goes by so fast in the heat of the moment that you don't always realize that sort of thing.

I got Final. The name sounded Russian and I knew Anna Karenina had an affair. I've never read the book, but I have seen portions of it performed at a Forensics tournament.

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Post by econgator » Tue May 05, 2015 8:34 pm

Category 13 wrote:LOL. How dare yea say Chevrolet made any other sports car than a Corvette.
What other one did they make?

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Post by Elijah Baley » Tue May 05, 2015 8:35 pm

Category 13 wrote:
Elijah Baley wrote:
Bamaman wrote:One clue left on the board and if Dan gets it right, he breaks the lock and has a chance in FJ. Granted, it is ballet, but who knows. Then the answer is "Blah blah blah blah 19th century French author blah blah blah blah". No ballet knowledge needed!!!! Just guess a French author. So of course he clams.
Yes, there's really no excuse for standing there like the proverbial bump on a log when ringing in is the only chance you have to win. Which, presumably, is one's purpose for going there.

Ouch.
Well, with the way they avoioded it like the plague, I'd have to say Dan flat out didn't have a clue what to even guess. Just Sayin'.
And Jen wasn't in a hurry to get in contention when there was one category left and she procedes from the top of the board for the first three clues.
Well, I think it's clear that he didn't have an idea but he probably felt silly when it was revealed. But you ring in and guess - and it's not like asking about a French author is all that exotic - because you literally have absolutely no chance of winning otherwise. It's been noted here about 8 million times that the only thing worse than a bad guess on Final Jeopardy (and that was a mini-FJ situation) is no guess at all. Why even bother to show up if you won't make a guess when you're Jeopardy life literally depends on it? He even had time to think about it because no one else bothered to ring in either.

I'm guessing Dan took a lot of ribbing for that when he got home.

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econgator wrote:
Category 13 wrote:LOL. How dare yea say Chevrolet made any other sports car than a Corvette.
What other one did they make?
They didn't.
My comment was directed at TPH.

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Post by lisa0012 » Tue May 05, 2015 8:45 pm

I've been waiting over an hour for a hubris comment. I'm disappointed.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Tue May 05, 2015 9:28 pm

Bamaman wrote:I have never read that book and could not name more than one character in it. But it sounded Russian so I'll go with Anna Karenina.
Same here. It's a Russian book and it has to have a title character. So Crime and Punishment, for example, is out. It's pretty much down to Anna Karenina or Warren Peace.

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Post by doihavetoreally » Tue May 05, 2015 9:41 pm

Couldn't think of AK for Russian Title Character :shock: For some weird reason, the only title character I could think of was 'Ivan Denisovich'.

Surprised by lady's play - weak DD bet in J round, but then goes for high value clues? Also didn't know that Marrakesh become a capital.
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