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Friday, March 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Game Recap for Show #7250, 2016-03-04

CONTESTANTS
Natasha Gainey, an artist from Decatur, Georgia
Therese Jones, a space policy analyst originally from State College, Pennsylvania
Rachel Zoch, a writer and editor from Deer Park, Texas (whose 3-day cash winnings total $42,699)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thanks, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Hi, folks. Welcome to our program. When she became champion a few days ago, Rachel won $4,700. The fortunes of war. You never know how things are gonna work out. Yesterday, she won over $25,000. Therese and Natasha, you've got your work cut out for you. But good luck. Here we go. Jeopardy! Round. And these categories to deal with...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
"J"EOGRAPHY (4/5)
CELEBRITY ENTREPRENEURS (5/5)
COMPLETES THE TONY-WINNING PLAY TITLE (3/5)
POPULAR 1880s FEMALE BABY NAMES (5/5)
THE TYPE OF TRANSPORT (3/5)
COMPOUND WORD CONSTRUCTION (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Therese: 11 R (including 3 rebounds), 1 W
Natasha: 7 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Rachel: 6 R, 4 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,000



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Natasha found the Daily Double on the 14th clue. Rachel was in the hole with -$1,600, Therese had $1,600, and Natasha was at $1,200. Natasha made it a True Daily Double, wagering $1,200.

COMPOUND WORD CONSTRUCTION $1000: To provoke into a demonstration of worthiness +
denizen of hell =
this reckless chap
(Alex: Natasha?)
(Natasha: I don't know.)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Therese: $1,600
Natasha: $0
Rachel: -$1,600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Natasha Gainey is an artist from Georgia. And, Natasha, as you know, this week, we've had some wonderful father/daughter stories to talk about on this program. You have one that has to do with travel in Mexico, I understand.

Natasha: That's right. Um, when I was a child, my sister and I were taken to Mexico by my father uh, for a vacation. And we left the hotel, and there was some mariachi players there who were looking for some, uh, tourist business. And, uh, my father talked to them and he basically hired them to follow us around for that afternoon.

Alex: What a thrill.

Natasha: And so my sister and I got to lead a mariachi parade through Mexico City while we--we were tourists.

Alex: Good for you. Great memory.




Alex: Therese Jones, originally from State College, Pennsylvania. We introduced you as a space policy analyst. What do you do?

Therese: Uh, so I study the regulation of commercial human space flight. So I'm looking at what's going to happen when companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, uh, start regular launches into space.

Alex: With people...

Therese: With people.

Alex: ...onboard.

Therese: Yeah, so people onboard, and what sort of safety regulations might be needed, because right now it's effectively the Wild West.

Alex: [Laughs] Good. Uh, work at it real hard because we don't want to be taken advantage of.




Alex: Rachel Zoch from Deer Park, Texas, writer and editor, who, when she travels, I understand, a lot of people come up to you and ask for directions. And it doesn't matter where you are. Why is that, do you think?

Rachel: I--I must just have a face that looks like I know where I'm going.

Alex: Okay. All right.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
COMPLETES THE TONY-WINNING PLAY TITLE $600: 1951:
Tennessee Williams'
"The Rose ____"

COMPLETES THE TONY-WINNING PLAY TITLE $800: 1973,
by Jason Miller:
"That ____ Season"
(Rachel: What is Winning?)

"J"EOGRAPHY $800: This & Kashmir, often just called Kashmir, is the only state in India with a 2/3 Muslim majority
(Therese: What is Jaipur?)
(Natasha: What is Jabpur?)

THE TYPE OF TRANSPORT $800: The Kursk, doomed in 2000
(Alex: That was the Russian nuclear [*].)

THE TYPE OF TRANSPORT $1000: Named for a New York City borough president, the Guy V. Molinari

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Therese: $4,200
Natasha: $2,600
Rachel: $1,000

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
CAVES (5/5)
ART CLASS (5/5)
YOU'RE HISTORY! (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
U.S. LIBRARIES (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
DEATH... WHAT A CHARACTER! (3/5)
"YES" "NO" "OR" "MAY" "BE" (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Natasha: 12 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Therese: 6 R, 1 W (including 1 DD)
Rachel: 6 R (including 2 rebounds), 3 W

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



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Natasha snagged the next Daily Double on the 22nd clue. Rachel had $7,400, Therese had $6,600, and Natasha was at $11,800. Natasha wagered $2,000.

YOU'RE HISTORY! $1200: France's Reign of Terror ended with the death by guillotine of this revolutionary leader on July 28, 1794

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Therese who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 28th clue. Rachel had $5,800, Therese had $11,000, and Natasha was at $15,800. Therese wagered $2,000.

U.S. LIBRARIES $1600: The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in this Maryland town
(Therese: Uh, Annapolis?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
DEATH... WHAT A CHARACTER! $400: Playing Death in "Meet Joe Black", he said, "Easy, Bill. You'll give yourself a heart attack & ruin my vacation"

DEATH... WHAT A CHARACTER! $2000: Max von Sydow plays chess against death in this Ingmar Bergman film

"YES" "NO" "OR" "MAY" "BE" $400: In 1965 this Beatles song was No. 1 on Billboard's Top 40 for 4 weeks
(Rachel: What is "Let It Be"?)

YOU'RE HISTORY! $1600: This man who died in Geneva in 1564 carried on the Reformation after Luther
(Rachel: Who is Melanchthon?)

U.S. LIBRARIES $2000: At tripadvisor.com her library & museum ranks as the No. 1 thing to do in Montgomery, Alabama
(Rachel: Who is Eudora Welty?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Natasha: $16,200
Therese: $9,000
Rachel: $3,800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
POP MUSIC MILESTONES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Crush for first place.
Natasha: Wager $1,801 to cover Therese, but no more than $8,599 so as not to fall behind Rachel's doubled score.
Therese: You have the hope of surpassing Natasha if you come up with the correct response. Bet at least $7,201 to force Natasha to wager to win; but if you're intent on holding on to second place, wager no more than $1,399 to protect your second place position from being usurped by Rachel.
Rachel: Unfortunately, your score is less than the difference between the scores of the first and second place players, so unless they both blunder, you're competing for second place and have no hopes of first. Wager as much as you desire, but remember, you'll have better chances of advancing to second place if you have a larger sum left over on a Triple Stumper.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1972 this anthemic song became the first Billboard chart-topper by an Australian-born artist

FINAL SCORES
Rachel: $3,800 - $3,799 = $1 (What is Back in Black? Black) (3rd place)
Therese: $9,000 - $5,400 = $3,600 (What is Jack & Diane) (2nd place)
Natasha: $16,200 - $2,000 = $14,200 (What is Kan.) (New champion: $14,200)
(Alex: [To Natasha] I said you'd get to roar. [*].)
(Natasha: Oh, Helen Reddy.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $10,400

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Natasha: $16,600, 19 R (including 1 DD), 4 W (including 1 DD)
Therese: $11,000, 17 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Rachel: $3,800, 12 R, 7 W
Combined Coryat: $31,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Natasha: 19/60 = .317
Therese: 17/59 = .288
Rachel: 12/58 = .207
Team: 48/63 = .762

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
"J"EOGRAPHY $600: This city in Mexico's Chihuahua State was once known as El Paso del Norte
(Rachel: What is Jalisco?)

COMPOUND WORD CONSTRUCTION $600: Principal scale of a musical work +
sudden brain impairment =
this tap on your laptop
(Rachel: What is keyboard?)

THE TYPE OF TRANSPORT $200: The $1.7 billion Endeavour
[Alex and Therese laugh that she got to the clue after her interview about being a space policy analyst.]

THE TYPE OF TRANSPORT $400: The LZ 129, doomed in 1937
(Rachel: What is a blimp?)

CELEBRITY ENTREPRENEURS $200: He took a gamble & invested in hotels, casinos, & resorts; he also created a game show or two

CELEBRITY ENTREPRENEURS $1000: This reality star & Skinny Girl brand creator tells new entrepreneurs to be passionate about their ideas & make them happen

ART CLASS $1200: In the 1870s Monet introduced the "rainbow" this, banning the colors black & brown from his work
(Natasha: What is spectrum?)

ART CLASS $400: From the French for "to glue", it's the form of art in which pieces of paper or other materials are glued to a canvas
(Natasha: What is découpage?)

"YES" "NO" "OR" "MAY" "BE" $1600: 6-letter term for violence with a chaotic or random quality
(Alex: Yes. You figured out the pattern, I think.)

CAVES $1600: Hungary's Aggtelek Caves are known for these rock formations that aren't always pointy as they rise from the floor

CAVES $800: The Naica Mine in Mexico has a cave of these structures, actually gypsum formed over half a million years

CORRECT RESPONSES
a daredevil
Tattoo
Championship
Jammu
submarine
a ferry boat
Robespierre
Bethesda
Brad Pitt
The Seventh Seal
"Yesterday"
John Calvin
Rosa Parks
"I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar"
Juárez
keystroke
Space Shuttle
a Zeppelin
Merv Griffin
Bethenny Frankel
palette
collage
mayhem
stalagmites
crystals

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Final Jeopardy! Round

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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
POP MUSIC MILESTONES

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1972 this anthemic song became the first Billboard chart-topper by an Australian-born artist

Rachel Zoch: 3800-3799=1
Therese Jones: 9000-5400=3600
Natasha Gainey: 16200-2000=14200 (new champ)

Correct response:
Spoiler
"I Am Woman" (Rachel - Back in Black) (Therese - Jack & Diane) (Natasha - Kan)
Daily Doubles
Natasha: 1200-1200 & 11800+2000
Therese: 11000-2000

Coryats
Rachel: 3800
Therese: 11000
Natasha: 16600

Combined: 31,400
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Too bad Rachel lost. After her one sentence story of people asking her for directions in strange cities, I'd have loved to hear what else she had in her past to reveal.

With $2,400 left on the board and trailing by $4,800, Therese bets to get within $2,800 on a DD.

FJ was an instaget when Alex said the winner would roar. Without that hint, I was lost. My guess was "I Will Survive". Of course, Gloria Gaynor is as Australian as John Mellancamp. The year was too early for Olivia Newton-John and the only other Aussie singers I could think of were groups and the clue indicated an individual. At least Rachel was in the right country, but I guess Alex is not a big AC/DC fan.

Congrats to Natasha on her win. Loved her story. Having a mariachi band follow you around sounds like something from a movie or a TV show.

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Pop culture from the 1970's is one of my wheelhouse categories so this was an instaget for me. I actually have a 45 rpm record of the song somewhere.

I enjoyed this game. I liked both challengers, and I liked Rachel except for her wagering.

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Correctly guessed the singer but I couldn't remember what any of her songs were called.

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ALEX ISN'T FAMILIAR WITH BACK IN BLACK?!?!?! :shock:

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30 seconds in - at first glance, I'm not hopeful for a well-played game.

But Natasha did make it a true DD early on!

Why did Alex just give away the last clue in the yes/no category? What a crock. If you have a clue you've got an edge, but he just gave any clueless players the info.

But then the non-thinking $2k DD, sigh. And an even more non-thinking $2k at the end. Just wow.

There were two gift clues for Therese with space shuttle and Titan's discoverer, and a whole category for Natasha the artist. Since the champ lost I'm sure the FB morons will all be screaming foul.

Both Rachel and Therese butchered the FJ wagers. No real surprise. So much of the time you can just look at a contestant and determine whether or not they know any strategy.

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Bamaman wrote:Too bad Rachel lost. After her one sentence story of people asking her for directions in strange cities, I'd have loved to hear what else she had in her past to reveal.
Did something get edited out? That's the shortest inerview I've seen in a while. Guess she was out of ideas.
FJ was an instaget when Alex said the winner would roar. Without that hint, I was lost.
Same here. The irony of three women missing it. Wow.

I almost choked when Alex said he'd never heard of 'Back in Black'.

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Bamaman wrote:FJ was an instaget when Alex said the winner would roar. Without that hint, I was lost. My guess was "I Will Survive". Of course, Gloria Gaynor is as Australian as John Mellancamp. The year was too early for Olivia Newton-John and the only other Aussie singers I could think of were groups and the clue indicated an individual.
Same here. Had no clue Helen Reddy was an Aussie. Guessed ONJ.

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Congrats to Natasha on her win. I had 39 correct responses including these triple stumpers: tattoo, championship, nuclear submarine, "Yesterday", Calvin, and Rosa Parks. I also got the missed Daily Doubles of daredevil and Bethesda. I got FJ before Alex finished reading the clue.

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Put me down for "Ooh… I guess that was before your time." in Final.

It seemed like Natasha and Rachel were actively avoiding the DDs toward the end there. And then Therese found the last one and made about as bad a wager as she could.
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Had no idea on Final.

I think I managed to miss all of the Triple Stumpers this time. 36/60 here. Rough week for me. Only got the Robespierre DD.

I think I only hit one Final this week (Virginia yesterday).

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Could there be a better FJ question for a Rift Outchange game? I was giggling the whole time the clue was up. Sad that it was a triple stumper.

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Vaguely know Helen Redddy is Aussie. No way I was getting that FJ.

I'm not very good at pop culture and even I know back in black, jack and Diane. Alex must have read back in black at least 10 times as part of his clue reading duties.
Good enough to lose on Jeopardy!

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Golf wrote:So much of the time you can just look at a contestant and determine whether or not they know any strategy.
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doihavetoreally wrote:Vaguely know Helen Redddy is Aussie. No way I was getting that FJ.

I'm not very good at pop culture and even I know back in black, jack and Diane. Alex must have read back in black at least 10 times as part of his clue reading duties.
A search of "Back in Black" showed quite a few hits for the song, one as recent as November 24, 2015. I couldn't get an accurate count with clues for the color mixed in made it more trouble than its worth, but the song and group seem to be popular with the answer writers. A search for AC/DC got me five hits that mentioned that particular song.

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MitchO wrote:ALEX ISN'T FAMILIAR WITH BACK IN BLACK?!?!?! :shock:
That was hard to take.

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doihavetoreally wrote:Vaguely know Helen Redddy is Aussie. No way I was getting that FJ.

I'm not very good at pop culture and even I know back in black, jack and Diane. Alex must have read back in black at least 10 times as part of his clue reading duties.

I really thought she was Canadian. Huh.

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Bamaman wrote:The year was too early for Olivia Newton-John
Actually, the year was fine. If Not For You came out in 1971. But the clue stated Australian born, which disqualifies ONJ.

I had no idea Helen Reddy was Australian.

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