Show #3879 - Thursday, June 14, 2001

Mark Eckard game 5.

Contestants

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Tom Daily, a data processing consultant from New Haven, Connecticut

Jeremy Simon, an emergency room physician from New York City, New York

Mark Eckard, a software engineer from Bedford, Massachusetts (whose 4-day cash winnings total $55,500)

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Jeopardy! Round

THEY WROTE FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
SUPER BOWL MVPs
(Alex: We'll give you the Super Bowl and the MVP, you identify the team.)
BO, MOE OR PO
JUNE SWOON
TAKE THE KIDS!
"N" JOY
    $100 26
Trying to protect his sources, in 1978 reporter Myron Farber spent 38 days here
    $100 7
XXXIII:
John Elway
    $100 15
She had a sheep location problem
    $100 21
Born June 1, 1801 he led the Mormon migration to Utah in 1847
    $100 6
In part of Disney's Animal Kingdom, no glass separates you from the giant fruit type of this flying mammal
    $100 1
He's the saint associated with children, sailors & Christmas
    $200 27
In 1962 the Times sent David Halberstam to this country, where he often challenged the official version of events
    $200 8
XXVIII:
Emmitt Smith
    $200 16
"Kid Gorgeous", "Kid Presentable", "Kid Gruesome" & finally "Kid" this were boxing nicknames of this "Simpsons" barkeep
    $200 22
This composer's first ballet, "The Firebird", premiered in Paris June 25, 1910
    $200 11
This West Coast city boasts museums devoted to Asian art, cartoon art & cable cars
    $200 2
It's "The Country Music Capital of the World"
    $300 28
Born in Clydebank, political writer James Reston had this nickname, like a "Star Trek" engineer
    $300 9
III:
Joe Namath
    $300 17
Italy's longest river
    $300 23
On June 15, 1844 this man was granted a patent for rubber vulcanization
    $300 12
If your kids can't fall asleep, take them to this city's Neon Museum; it's open all night long
    $300 3
To some, the music of this group, led by Kurt Cobain, was anything but blissful
    $400 29
Colorful nickname of Times sportswriter Walter Smith
    $400 10
XIII:
Terry Bradshaw
    $400 19
First name of the leader of a film trio of "Knuckleheads"
    DD: $1,500 24
The 2 men who signed the Salt II Treaty in Vienna on June 18, 1979
    $400 13
Eeek! You'll find giant animatronic bugs in the Underground Adventure at the Field Museum in this Midwest city
    $400 4
A songbird, or the last name of nursing pioneer Florence
    $500 30
The Times' longtime movie critic, he shifted to theater criticism in 1993
    $500 18
VIII:
Larry Csonka
    $500 20
John Schneider first played this "Good Ol' Boy" in 1979
    $500 25
On June 17, 1957 John Diefenbaker became prime minister of this country
    $500 14
Like to look at lemurs? Tours of this Durham, N.C. university's primate center are available by apointment
    $500 5
With over 15 million acres, this American Indian tribe has the largest reservation in the U.S.

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

Mark Jeremy Tom
$1,400 $2,000 $700

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mark Jeremy Tom
$3,600 $2,200 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

BEETHOVEN
PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES
WEIRD SCIENCE
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
PRETTY IN PINK
JOHN HUGHES FILMS
    $200 11
Beethoven supposedly said of this work's opening, "Thus fate knocks at the door"
    $200 6
"Harmonious" name of the Air France SST seen here
    $200 1
It seems Venezuelan monkeys have a repellent for these: they rub millipedes into their fur
    $200 16
This Kellogg's cereal is represented by Cornelius Rooster
    $200 21
Playgirl & Prima Ballerina are pretty pink varieties of this flower
    $400 12
The Beatles liked to repeat the number of this symphony
    $400 7
This groundbreaking alphabetic creation from Henry Ford debuted in 1908
    $400 2
People with dwarfism are being made a foot taller with a method compared to this medieval torture device
    $400 17
TV waitress Flo mentioned this breakfast side dish in a famous catchphrase
    $400 22
The title of this 1964 film refers to a legendary gem, not to Peter Sellers' character
    $600 13
This sonata shares its name with a Tchaikovsky symphony
    $600 8
Taking its name from its singular beam, it's the variety of train seen here
    $600 3
Georg Brandt isolated the metal that miners called Kobold, after an Earth spirit, & re-spelled it this way
    $600 18
In 2000 Canada's Knights of the Giant one of these lived up to their name with a 10,800-egg one
    $600 23
Traditionally, a pink lady is made with cream, grenadine & this potent potable
    DD: $1,200 28
John Hughes was a writer & editor for this humor magazine whose name appears in 4 of his movie titles
    $800 14
Famous nocturnal name for an 1801 sonata
    $800 9
Pullman's "Delmonico" became the first type of this railroad car in 1868
    $800 4
Johann Becher had to leave Austria after an unsuccessful effort to turn this river's sands into gold
    DD: $1,200 19
"Burn the British" is diner slang for a toasted one of these bread items
    $800 24
This First Lady's favorite color was pink, & a shade of it is named for her
    $800 26
Film in which Matthew Broderick says, "Life goes by so fast that if you don't stop and look around, you might miss it"
    $1000 15
The piece heard here was written in 1810 "Fur" her
    $1000 10
Named for its builder, it's the innovative make of car seen here with its distinctive doors
    $1000 5
It's believed all living people get their mitochondrial DNA from one African woman, known as Mitochondrial her
    $1000 20
With the introduction of the Marsh Seedless variety, this became more popular as a breakfast item
    $1000 25
Also called "The Pink Palace", the Beverly Hills Hotel is home to this iconic "sporty" lounge
    $1000 27
John Candy looks after his brother's kids for a few days in this 1989 comedy

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mark Jeremy Tom
$9,000 $5,400 $7,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC ENGLISHMEN
A Punch cartoon showed this man like an Ancient Wonder standing over Africa, one foot on the Cape, one on Cairo

Final scores:

Mark Jeremy Tom
$14,100 $5,000 $13,900
5-day champion: $69,600 3rd place: Panasonic Showstopper Hard Disk Recorder 2nd place: Trip to Almond Resorts, Barbados

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Mark Jeremy Tom
$10,200 $5,400 $5,500
29 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
2 W
12 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $21,100

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