Show #5135 - Friday, December 29, 2006

Contestants

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Frank Liu, an anesthesiologist from Los Angeles, California

Laura Piantes, a stay-at-home mom from Queens, New York

Jared Thompson, an actuarial analyst originally from Eureka, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,500)

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Jeopardy! Round

19th CENTURY LIT
ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS
THE SHORT FORM
MARLIN
BRAND "O"
I COULDA BEEN A CONTENDER!
    $200 1
His story "William Wilson" mentions some ushers--but they're not the ones whose house is falling in another story
    $200 12
In 2005 this creator of "Jeopardy!" was given a lifetime achievement award at the Daytime Emmys
    $200 11
In the journalism term "nut graf", "graf" is a shortened form of this
    $200 21
Marlin Firearms of North Haven, Connecticut manufactures these in 12 & 20 gauge varieties
    $200 2
You can read "Story O's" about this cookie on its website
    $200 30
In 1987 reports of plagiarism in his speeches ended this Delaware senator's run for the Democratic presidential nom.
    $400 7
Her 1869 novel "Oldtown Folks" features runaway children instead of runaway slaves
    $400 16
In 2005 the 2nd film about this lovable animated ogre was named Best Comedy Film by the People's Choice Awards
    $400 26
It's what the "Rep" is short for in the theater world's Seattle Rep
    $400 22
The 4 main types of marlin are the white, the striped, the black & this colorful variety that can grow to 1,000 pounds!
    $400 3
A line of beauty products once was called "Oil of" this; now it's just this
    $400 20
His 1972 presidential bid was gaining momentum when he was shot & paralyzed by Arthur Bremer
    $600 8
In this novel, Count Vronsky is "passionately fond of horses"--& of a married woman who's the title character
    $600 15
This late R&B artist's duet with Norah Jones, "Here We Go Again", was named record of the year for 2004
    $600 27
They're the "apps" in "drinks & apps"
    $600 23
Marlin Fitzwater was first appointed White House Press Secretary by this president
    $600 4
The dad of TV's Matthew Perry was the sailor in commercials for this men's scent
    $600 17
This former senator & NBA star lost the 2000 Democratic presidential nomination to Al Gore
    $800 9
"You are dancing with the only handsome girl in the room", says Mr. Darcy to his friend in this novel
    $800 13
One of 2 films for which Steven Spielberg won a Best Director Oscar, both in the 1990s
    $800 28
At prep school, along with Latin & lacrosse, I learned that "prep" is short for this
    $800 24
In 2006 Sterling Marlin, a veteran racer on this circuit, got a new ride, the no. 14 Chevrolet
    $800 5
Boston lawyer Marcus Urann marketed cranberry sauce under this brand name way back in 1912
    DD: $1,000 18
Later veep, this N.Y. governor challenged Nixon for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968
    $1000 10
In a poem, he penned, "In Reading Gaol by Reading Town there is a pit of shame..."
    $1000 14
She won a Golden Globe award for her performance in "The Fabulous Baker Boys"
    $1000 29
Sometimes the regs (these) are so complex, you can't help running afoul of them
    $1000 25
From 1963 to 1985 he was the host of the TV show "Wild Kingdom"
    $1000 6
This brand's catchy "Wiener Jingle", still used today, was written in 1963
    $1000 19
Seen here, this radio talk show host ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination in 1996 and 2000

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Jared Laura Frank
$4,200 $1,600 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jared Laura Frank
$6,000 $1,600 $6,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE MIDDLE AGES
(Alex: A fun time.)
FEMALE LEADERS
(Alex: You have to name each woman's band.)
MAO INHIBITORS
GRAB BAG
UNITING THE STATES & CITIES
(Alex: In the clue, we're going to give you a state and a city, and you have to put them together to form a word. For example, if we said "Join the heart of Dixie and the capital of Wisconsin", the correct response would be Alabamadison.)
YOU CAN CALL ME "AL"
    $400 4
On May 29, 1453 this Byzantine capital was captured by the Turks
    $400 1
Chrissie Hynde
    $400 3
During the May 4th movement, Mao criticized the traditional teachings of this man who was born in the 500s B.C.
    $400 9
On Nov. 5, 1950 this evangelist began his radio program "The Hour of Decision"; it's still on the air
    $400 10
The "Green Mountain" State absorbs its own capital & renames itself...
    $400 26
It's a graduate or former student of a school
    $800 5
In 1139 the Church declared this bow a "murderous art" & tried to ban its use against Christians
    $800 2
Natalie Maines
    $800 18
After defeating the Kuomintang in 1949, Mao founded the People's Republic of China at this square
    $800 22
This term for a socially inept techie geek first appeared in 1950 in Dr. Seuss's "If I Ran The Zoo"
    $800 11
Maryland's largest city unites with "The Beaver State" & goes coast to coast to form...
    $800 27
Don't ask me what the lyrics mean to this classic kids' song; I don't know what they mean, either
    $1200 15
In 762 Al-Mansur established this city on the Tigris River as the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate
    $1200 6
Janis Joplin
    $1200 19
Shortly after Mao's death in 1976, the National Party Congress declared this "Revolution" had ended
    $1200 23
A second is defined as the period of 9,192,631,770 oscillations of this element, symbl Cs
    DD: $4,000 12
The "Land Of Enchantment" state hooks up with South Carolina's capital; enjoy...
    $1200 29
A Vegas casino bears the name of this character from the Tales of Scheherazade
    $1600 16
After the Moors were defeated at Tolosa in 1212, their rule was restricted to this small kingdom in southern Spain
    $1600 7
Susanna Hoffs
    $1600 20
In 1927 Mao battled this leader of the Kuomintang who followed Sun Yat-sen
    $1600 24
Latin for "handy man", it's the oldest type of human being, according to many anthropologists
    $1600 13
Warren Buffett's hometown imports this state's traditional dish of poi, blending to become...
    DD: $3,000 28
In 1998 the Pres. of the Czech Republic remarked that he wanted this U.S. Cabinet member to replace him
    $2000 17
Wyclef Jean was a musician from the Fugees; this theologian inspired a 1382 English Bible translation
    $2000 8
Alison Moyet
    $2000 21
A 2005 biography says Mao was actually carried for much of this epic trek that began in 1934
    $2000 25
The Star of Africa is one of 9 large stones & almost 100 smaller ones cut from this diamond found in 1905
    $2000 14
"The Wolverine State" combines with its college town known for its Wolverines & forms the mighty...
    $2000 30
A white robe worn by a priest at mass

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jared Laura Frank
$20,600 $4,400 $18,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

BROADWAY
In 2006 this show based on a 1911 work became the longest-running show in Broadway history

Final scores:

Jared Laura Frank
$36,001 $10 $27,000
2-day champion: $56,501 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jared Laura Frank
$17,400 $4,400 $18,000
25 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
8 R,
3 W
18 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $39,800

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