Show #3068 - Wednesday, December 24, 1997

Contestants

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Cathy Friedman, a homemaker from Redmond, Washington

Joyce Gray, a Spanish teacher originally from Anchorage, Alaska

Larry Thompson, an actor from Smyrna, Georgia (whose 2-day cash winnings total $6,900)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
(Alex: How appropriate!)
ORGANIZATIONS
TELEVISION
TOYMAKERS
GODS & GODDESSES
NONSENSE WORDS
    $100 9
"The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of" these "danced in their heads"
    $100 16
Jean Nidetch founded this organization in 1963 after she lost 72 pounds
    $100 1
In October 1996 Superman got married in his own comic book & on this TV show
    $100 3
In 1997 Mattel sued Miller'$, a magazine devoted to this fashion doll, for copyright infringement
    $100 21
Jove, by jove, is another name for this Roman god
    $100 27
When Scrooge's nephew says, "A Merry Christmas, Uncle! God save you!", Scrooge replies, "Bah!" this
    $200 10
"Mamma in" this "and I in my cap, had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap"
    $200 17
Alexander Graham Bell's son-in-law, Gilbert Grosvenor was president of this scientific society from 1920 to 1954
    $200 2
This former White House correspondent co-anchors "Primetime Live" with Diane Sawyer
    $200 5
This building-block maker plans to open a theme park in Carlsbad, California in 1999
    $200 22
This 2-faced god presided over doors & beginnings, such as the beginning of the year
    $200 28
This synonym for silliness might form a trio with Dickfoolery & Harryfoolery
    $300 11
St. Nick's reindeer were "more rapid" than these large birds
    $300 18
It was formed in 1960 by Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia & Venezuela
    $300 4
MTV's 1997 spin-off "Daria" features a character from this moronic animated series
    $300 6
Ty's red heart logo on your "Bones the Dog" proves it's a genuine example of these stuffed animals
    $300 23
This messenger of the gods also conducted the souls of the dead to Hades
    $300 29
It's the kind of bed you might find in a cabin, or Henry Ford's definition of history
    $400 12
"He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, and his clothes were all tarnished with" these 2 items
    $400 19
In 1996 Adam Werbach, at 23, became the youngest pres. of this S.F.-based conservation group
    $400 14
NBC refused to let this CBS talk show host use its clips on his 1997 prime-time special
    $400 7
Playmobil toys were introduced by this country's Geobra Brandstatter in 1974
    $400 24
This Greek goddess of the hunt was also a goddess of virginity & oddly, childbirth
    $400 26
The type of nonsense you'd expect to find aboard the Chinese boat of the same name
    $500 13
St. Nick exclaimed, "'ere he drove out of sight, 'Happy Christmas to all'" & this
    $500 20
Founded by William Booth, this charitable Christian group operates in nearly 100 countries
    $500 15
Peter Boyle & Doris Roberts play the parents & neighbors of Ray Romano on this CBS sitcom
    DD: $500 8
In 1997 Hasbro released the GI Joe seen here in honor of this historic general:
    $500 25
The laurel tree into which Daphne was transformed was sacred to this god who loved her
    $500 30
It means swill or worthless stuff, though it sounds like something you'd bathe pigs in

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Larry Joyce Cathy
$600 $800 $2,100

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Larry Joyce Cathy
$1,200 $3,000 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

STARS ON THE MAP
(Alex: And when you see a star on the map, it usually indicates a capital city)
LITERARY AWARDS
HISPANIC AMERICAN HISTORY
WOMEN WHO ROCK
VISION
RAISE YOUR GLASSES
    $200 1
This capital lies on the southern part of the Kanto plain, one of the largest areas of flat land in Japan
    $200 6
He won the Booker Prize for "Midnight's Children"; his "Satanic Verses" was nominated but didn't win
    $200 18
Polk offered Spain $100 million for this island 90 miles from Florida; Pierce offered $120 million
    $200 7
Like Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin of this band went on to a solo career
    $200 12
A common one is "water" in the road, caused by light passing through air at varying temperatures
    $200 13
A Jewish toast to life, or to the health of author Potok
    $400 2
This Libyan capital shares its name with a Lebanese city & both were founded by the Phoenicians
    $400 8
Paul Mellon named the Bollingen Prize for a town where this Swiss psychoanalyst lived
    $400 21
After this bandit's attack on Columbus, N.M., General Pershing was sent in pursuit
    $400 14
Like Aretha Franklin, these sisters, Ruth, Jane & Anita, are the daughters of a minister
    $400 27
Type of "vision" defined as perceived outside the central area of the retina
    $400 19
Bogart makes this toast to Bergman in Paris before making it again, in "Casablanca"
    $600 3
This city "sprouted" from Gallic-Roman settlements in the Senne valley prior to the 7th century A.D.
    $600 9
He "jockeyed" to win the 1996 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best mystery with "Come to Grief"
    $600 24
In 1997 this former housing secretary was hired as president of the Univision TV network
    DD: $2,000 15
With the Blackhearts, she had the 1982 hit heard here: ("Crimson and Clover...")
    $600 28
This part of the eye controlled by the iris is equivalent to the aperture of a camera
    $600 20
A popular toast with bubbly is "Champagne to our real friends and real" this "to our sham friends"
    DD: $1,000 4
This South American capital was named for the feast day of the Assumption of the Virgin
    $800 10
Following this Russian's name on the Nobel Prize for Literature list is "declined the prize" & "1958"
    $800 25
The Reagan administration backed the Contras' attempt to oust this country's Sandinista govt.
    $800 16
Bette Midler's film "The Rose" was based on this legendary vocalist who died in 1970
    $800 29
3-word term for the optical phenomenon that makes motion pictures work
    $800 22
Following "Our Country", it completes a jingoistic 1816 toast by Stephen Decatur
    $1000 5
Once called Niislel Khureheh, meaning "capital of Mongolia", it was given its present name in 1924
    $1000 11
This Russian literary prize was established in 1881 & named for the author of "Eugene Onegin"
    $1000 26
The U.S. recognized this country in 1903, 3 days after it declared its independence from Colombia
    $1000 17
Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill is a leader in this movement of angry "Grrrls"
    $1000 23
The book "Toasts" advises that this 2-word one is inappropriate at a boat race

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Larry Joyce Cathy
$1,200 $8,800 $8,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

IN THE NEWS 1882
Queen Victoria was not amused when this animal ridden by kids at the London Zoo was sold to a U.S. showman

Final scores:

Larry Joyce Cathy
$2,400 $17,201 $10,600
3rd place: a pair of Daniel Mink Bolero watches New champion: $17,201 2nd place: a Panasonic 31-inch Superflat System TV + a Bush Home Theater Center cabinet

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Larry Joyce Cathy
$1,200 $7,400 $8,400
14 R,
5 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
19 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $17,000

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