Show #3599 - Thursday, April 6, 2000

Contestants

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Bill Frisch, a marketing coordinator from Baltimore, Maryland

Marianne Burnham, a technical editor from Nashua, New Hampshire

Russell Walks, a customer service representative from Billings, Montana (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

U.S. HIGHS & LOWS
WAYNES WORLD
FRUITS & VEGETABLES
FRONTMEN
(Alex: A category in which you have to name the leader of the group; we'll name the band.)
NEWSPAPERS
FRENCH WORDS & PHRASES
    $100 16
This U.S. state climbs from a low of 282 feet below sea level to a high of 14,494 feet
    $100 6
This fictional millionaire's butler is Alfred Pennyworth
    $100 23
These large green banana relatives are usually available in Hispanic markets as platanos
    $100 1
The Gang
    $100 11
In 1889 Charles Dow & Edward Jones founded this business daily
    $100 21
Looking at the Eiffel Tower, you may be standing "a bouche ouverte", with this open
    $200 17
This state has the highest point in the U.S., 20,320 feet
    $200 7
(Hi, I'm Mike Farrell) I joined the cast of "M*A*S*H" after the departure of this actor who played Trapper John McIntire
    $200 24
It's said that Christopher Columbus introduced this "cool" veggie to the New World
    $200 2
The Fish
    $200 12
Woodward & Bernstein were working for this newspaper in August 1972
    $200 22
What the French abbreviate ap. J.-C., meaning apres Jesus-Christ is abbreviated this way in Latin
    $300 19
The lowest point in the great state of Nebraska is a spot along this river that forms its eastern border
    $300 8
Reaching No. 13 in 1963, "Danke Schoen" was this man's first Top 40 hit
    $300 25
A serving of the butternut variety of this vegetable supplies over 100 percent of the RDA of beta carotene
    $300 3
The Funky Bunch
    $300 13
No lie, it was the Soviet Union's Communist Party newspaper
    $300 28
In English, a recorder can make a racket; in French "recorder" means to do this to a racquet
    $400 18
This Southern state has the lowest high point of any state, 345 feet
    $400 9
This Chinese-American film director's credits include "Eat A Bowl of Tea" & "The Joy Luck Club"
    $400 26
Varieties of this tuber include red pontiac, Katahdin & Finnish yellow wax
    $400 4
The Pharaohs
    $400 14
This Boston-based newspaper was founded by a religious group in 1908
    $400 29
It's what's taken over during a piraterie aerienne
    DD: $500 20
This state has the highest low point of any state, 3,350 feet
    $500 10
This "crazy" Revolutionary War general later defeated an Indian army at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794
    $500 27
This tropical fruit contains an enzyme called papain which is used to tenderize meat
    $500 5
The Belmonts
    $500 15
One of Ernest Hemingway's first newspaper jobs was on this Missouri newspaper
    $500 30
While the coup d'essai is the first attempt, this is a "stroke of mercy" or finishing stroke

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

Russell Marianne Bill
$800 $200 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Russell Marianne Bill
$1,100 $400 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

WORLD LIT
EXPRESSION-ISM
ACTORS & THEIR FILMS
FUN WITH OPERA
YARDSTICK
RULER
    $200 1
Arturo Perez-Reverte's "The Club" of this author debates the authenticity of a "Musketeers" manuscript
    $200 18
It goes with "bright-eyed" to describe an eager young person
    $200 13
Martin Milner & DeForest Kelley played James & Morgan Earp in 1957's "Gunfight at" this place
    $200 4
In an opera based on a Polidori story, Lord Ruthven is really one of these bloodsuckers
    $200 23
A pilot who shoots down 5 enemy planes becomes one of these
    $200 9
President of the Philippines 1965-1986
    $400 2
Virginia Woolf's "Flush" is about the pet spaniel of this 19th century female British poet
    $400 19
A document headed for this "file" is being thrown away
    $400 14
Hal Holbrook played the head of a sinister group of lawyers in this 1993 film based on a novel
    $400 5
The prince looks for a matching bracelet, not a glass slipper, in "La Cenerentola", based on this fairy tale
    $400 10
President of Panama 1983-1989
    $600 3
This author of "Gai-Jin" was no flash in the "Tai-Pan"
    $600 20
From a phenomenon on the back of the hand, it's used of a tense person on a plane or a roller coaster
    $600 15
John Ritter was acclaimed for his portrayal of a small-town gay man in this 1996 Billy Bob Thornton film
    DD: $400 6
Chou En-lai & Chiang Ch'ing are characters in an opera about this man "in China"
    $600 11
Caudillo of Spain 1939-1975
    $800 21
It's not known who inspired this term for needing or craving, but it wasn't Tommy Lee or John Paul
    $800 16
Minoru Chiaki, the last surviving member of this Kurosawa film septet, passed away in November 1999
    $800 7
A town called Roulettenburg is the setting for "The Gambler" by this "Peter and the Wolf" composer
    $800 25
The highest international title in chess, it's earned by proving yourself against the world's best
    DD: $600 12
Roman governor of Judea 26-37 A.D.
    $1000 22
A stable owner who always rented out the horse nearest the door lent his name to this type of "choice"
    $1000 17
In the 1944 classic "Gaslight", Terry Moore played the teenage Paula & this actress played the gaslit adult Paula
    $1000 8
Even folks who think they don't like opera enjoy the Soldiers' Chorus from this Gounod opera, heard here:
    $1000 24
Get "back" to this term for an experienced sailor or just one who's crossed the equator

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Russell Marianne Bill
$4,500 $1,400 $6,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

POLITICIANS
Later speaker, he replaced JFK in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1953

Final scores:

Russell Marianne Bill
$8,950 $2,799 $9,008
2nd place: JVC Home Theater System & DirecTV Satellite Service 3rd place: Viewsonic VP-150 Computer/TV Monitor New champion: $9,008

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Russell Marianne Bill
$4,500 $1,400 $7,200
15 R,
4 W
10 R,
4 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $13,100

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