Show #3979 - Thursday, December 13, 2001

(Jimmy: I'm Jimmy of the Clue Crew at the Porter Valley Country Club, making a splash today on Jeopardy!)

Contestants

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Neil Majors, a graduate student from Los Angeles, California

Catherine Skeen, a graduate student and mom from Chicago, Illinois

Tracy Bond Bird, a television and commercial announcer from Louisville, Kentucky (whose 1-day cash winnings total $23,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE BIBLE
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS
THE JAPANESE
THE NORTHERNMOST NATION
FRANCHISES
CLICHES OVER THE CELL PHONE
    $200 1
Created from the earth, this man's name in Hebrew means "red earth"
    $200 19
In addition to winning 4 gold medals, he set 3 Olympic records at the 1936 Olympics
    $200 24
It's the "craving" that shares its name with the monetary unit of Japan
    $200 16
Poland,
England,
Finland
    $200 11
Both Budget Rent-A-Car & this flapjack eatery were founded in 1958 & began franchising in 1960
    $200 6
Boy, it was so quiet you could have heard...
    $400 2
It's the numerical name for the principal works of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John
    $400 20
The darling of the 1972 games, this Soviet gymnast won gold after backflipping on the balance beam
    $400 25
There are 6 bashos or grand tournaments every year in this popular Japanese sport
    $400 17
Morocco,
Mali,
Mozambique
    $400 12
Main product of both Papa Murphy's & Papa John's
    $400 7
I can use whatever you bring me -- it's all just...for the mill
    $600 3
Matthew 10:34 recounts that Jesus, the Prince of Peace, "came not to send peace, but" this instead
    $600 21
These 2 sisters-in-law have each won 3 Olympic gold medals in track & field events
    $600 26
After you perform this Japanese ritual suicide, a friend or kinsman is supposed to decapitate you
    $600 18
Bolivia,
Ecuador,
Argentina
    DD: $1,000 13
New Orleans Magazine has voted this chicken chain's red beans & rice best 11 years running
    $600 8
You know what they say -- it isn't..., it's the size of the fight in the dog
    $800 4
St. Paul attended a conference in Jerusalem to decide if this "cutting" practice was required
    $800 22
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew is at the pool.) I'm about to do a reverse 3 1/2 somersault dive just like this Olympic platform & springboard gold medalist
    $800 27
Name shared by Japan's prime minister of 1901 & the judge in the O.J. Simpson trial
    $800 29
Sri Lanka,
India,
Pakistan
    $800 14
Auntie Anne's Inc., a fast-growing franchise, sells the hand-rolled soft type of these treats
    $800 9
Wow, you've taken care of it already?! You don't let the grass...
    $1000 5
In II Samuel he laments, "Would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!"
    $1000 23
In 1980 he won gold medals in all 5 men's speed skating events
    $1000 28
This city was known as Kyongsong in 1911 when Japan controlled the Korean Peninsula
    $1000 30
Iraq,
Yemen,
Oman
    $1000 15
Food that fills in the blank in "The Great Steak & ____ Company"
    $1000 10
I know you want to say what you think, but you catch more flies with honey...

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Tracy Catherine Neil
$1,400 $2,400 -$400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tracy Catherine Neil
$6,400 $6,600 -$400

Double Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN DRAMATISTS
BIG SCREEN MILITARY MEN
(Alex: We give the actor, you name the role played.)
AWARDS & HONORS
THAT'LL BE THE "DAY"
WHEN
YOU MAKE ME CRY
    $400 6
His 1964 play "After the Fall" dealt with his relationship with Marilyn Monroe, to whom he was once married
    $400 1
1998:
Matt Damon
    $400 26
The Pen/Faulkner Award honors this category of American writing
    $400 16
Changing from standard time to this time makes some folks angry every spring
    $400 7
It's the tragic year the photo seen here was snapped
    $400 21
In a nursery rhyme, it's the type of animal that cries, "Wee, wee, wee, wee" all the way home
    $800 12
In the '30s this "Our Town" dramatist was a lecturer on literature at the University of Chicago
    $800 2
1941:
Gary Cooper
    $800 30
After campaigning against the nukes he developed, Andrei Sakharov didn't win the Nobel Physics Prize, but this one
    $800 17
Wiggle your toe if you know this man who won the Best Actor Oscar for 1989
    $800 8
The man seen here led the "Storm" in this year
    $800 22
In "A League of Their Own", he's the actor who delivers the line "There's no crying in baseball!"
    DD: $2,000 13
His only comedy among his many plays was 1933's "Ah, Wilderness!"
    $1200 3
1979:
Marlon Brando
    $1200 29
Symbolized here, it's the oldest U.S. collegiate honor society
    $1200 18
180,000 dwell in this city southwest of Columbus & northeast of Cincinnati
    $1200 9
Down the aisle they went in this year, the same year a new U.S. president took office
    $1200 23
In an Aesop fable a shepherd boy tests the patience of his village by repeatedly crying this
    $1600 14
(Let's go to Sofia in Central Park.) This author of "The Heidi Chronicles" wrote the libretto for an opera set here at the Bethesda Fountain
    DD: $2,000 4
1989:
Tom Cruise
    $1600 28
Each year 5 Asian achievers are honored by the Ramon Magsaysay Foundation, based in this country
    $1600 19
It can mean a wish or fantasy that is unlikely to be fulfilled
    $1600 10
The haunting image seen here was snapped in this year
    $1600 24
In Mark 1:3 John the Baptist is described as the voice of one crying in this
    $2000 15
In 1935 he wrote "Waiting for Lefty" for a new Theatre League one-act play contest
    $2000 5
1951 & 1953:
James Mason
    $2000 27
In 1985 people from IBM, Apple & Boeing won the first National Medals of this
    $2000 20
The Marx Brothers wreak havoc at a sanitorium in this 1937 release
    $2000 11
After a 16-year exile, the man seen here returned to his home country in this year
    $2000 25
1989's "Harlem Nights" featured this former talk show host as the "Crying Man"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tracy Catherine Neil
$15,600 $15,400 $3,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

U.S. PRESIDENTS & VICE PRESIDENTS
He's the only man elected vice president twice & elected president twice

Final scores:

Tracy Catherine Neil
$30,900 $15,400 $200
2-day champion: $54,100 2nd place: Trip to Mazatlan, Mexico 3rd place: Trip to Argent Hotel, San Francisco

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Tracy Catherine Neil
$16,600 $17,400 $5,200
21 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
23 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
8 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $39,200

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