Show #3607 - Tuesday, April 18, 2000

Contestants

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Meri-Jane Rochelson, a college professor from Miami, Florida

Rishi Bhandari, a first-year law student from New York City, New York

Jason Karpf, a realtor from Thousand Oaks, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $19,999)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE PASSOVER SEDER
SMITH & JONES
IT AIN'T ENGLISH
(Alex: We'll give you an expression in a foreign language and you give its English meaning.)
LITERARY LAST WORDS
ASSUME THE POSITION
I'M SUCH A FUNGI
    $100 6
Someone has to open this during the seder in order to allow the prophet Elijah to enter
    $100 13
David Cassidy's stepmom, she also played his mom on TV
    $100 14
Nom de plume
    $100 18
"...Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me and I can't stand it. I been there before..."
    $100 1
The mask, chest protector, etc. of this baseball position are called the "tools of ignorance"
    $100 27
To leaven your bread, add this fungus to it
    $200 7
The main meal begins with a hard-boiled one of these dipped into salt water
    $200 19
He's often called the "Father of the American Navy"
    $200 9
Hasta manana
    $200 22
"Oh, my girls, however long you may live, I never can wish you a greater happiness than this!"
    $200 2
These soccer players are positioned between the forwards & the defenders
    $200 28
Take a look: Fungal amphibian furniture seen here
    $300 10
Maror, the bitter herbs, are there to remind us how slavery in this country embittered the lives of the Jews
    $300 20
He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992, 6 years before Tammy Wynette
    $300 15
Terra incognita
    $300 24
"It is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known"
    $300 3
Gordie Howe was a right one as well as a Red one
    $300 30
Expensive chocolates are made to look like these edible underground fungi
    $400 11
The middle piece of the stack of 3 of these on the table is broken in 2 & the larger piece is hidden for the kids to find
    $400 8
"From Here to Eternity" & "The Thin Red Line" are part of a WWII trilogy by this author
    $400 16
Arigato
    $400 25
"Such were the funeral rites of Hector, tamer of horses"
    $400 4
(Hi, I'm Wesley Walls of the Carolina Panthers. The answer is...) As a tight end, I'm usually less than a yard from this player on the offensive line
    $400 29
From the Greek for "sowing", these are a fungus' "seeds"
    $500 12
Number of glasses of wine you drink during the seder, or number of "questions" asked by the children
    $500 21
This esteemed British "Dame" played the mother superior in the 2 "Sister Act" movies
    $500 17
Tovarich
    $500 26
"Yes I said yes I will yes"
    DD: $1,000 5
Insert 1 letter into the name of a comic book hero to get this cricket player
    $500 23
This "dry" fungal disease turns timber into powder

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

Jason Rishi Meri-Jane
$1,000 $200 $300

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jason Rishi Meri-Jane
$3,600 $500 $2,300

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE
CANDYGRAM!
(Alex: Name the candy that might send each one.)
MEDICAL CENTER
ROCK ALL OVER
STILL THE I
LET'S "PAL" AROUND
    $200 2
At over 500' below sea level, Africa's Lake Assal is 2nd only to this "sea" as the lowest point on the earth's surface
    $200 3
To Louis (STOP) D'Artagnan joining (STOP) send new uniform size 40R (STOP) signed: this title group
    $200 30
Found in the name of a medical journal, a lancet is a type of this
    $200 7
This campy rock movie musical starred Little Nell, Richard O'Brien & Barry Bostwick, among others
    $200 16
It was her navy that defeated the Spanish Armada
    $200 17
A fast or irregular heartbeat
    $400 1
The small European portion of this country, including the city of Istanbul, lies in a region called Thrace
    $400 12
Come to this klub (STOP) it's hosting "Cabaret" (STOP)
    $400 29
Serology focuses on the serum portion of this
    $400 8
This singer tried to change his carnivorous habits in the 1978 hit "Cheeseburger in Paradise"
    $400 22
As Albino Luciani, he was patriarch of Venice from 1969 until being elected pope in 1978
    $400 18
A makeshift bed, or a platform for moving goods
    $600 4
This river provides part of the border between France & Germany
    DD: $2,000 13
My dad Grover was a sweet president (STOP) signed: this girl
    DD: $1,000 28
Also called an abdominal thrust, it's the name given the procedure of dislodging an object stuck in the trachea
    $600 9
"The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle" focused on this punk band's rise & fall
    $600 23
He became king of Jordan in 1952, after his father Talal was declared unfit
    $600 19
An example of this type of wordplay in Spanish is "ojo rojo"
    $800 5
This 1300-mile-long mountain range forms a drainage dividing line in Russia for waters flowing to the east & west
    $800 14
Produced Madonna's "Immaculate Colleciton" (STOP) signed: this man
    $800 27
Endodontic concerns itself with the treatment of the pulp center of these
    $800 10
In an internatonal novelty hit, Rolf Harris asked us to tie this animal down, sport
    $800 24
This Russian emperor died during the Crimean War
    $800 20
Once meaning a discussion between European explorers & natives, it now means idle chatter intended to charm
    $1000 6
The Strait of Malacca separates peninsular Malaysia from this Indonesia island
    $1000 15
No one could bar me from becoming prime minister in 1970 (STOP) signed: Edward this
    $1000 26
By the name of the specialty, an ENT treats these 3 body parts
    $1000 11
With Gwen Dickey's vocals, Rose Royce "cleaned up" with this No. 1 hit song in 1976
    $1000 25
As founder of the Hapsburg Dynasty in Austria, he knows reign, dear
    $1000 21
Italian name for a large, imposing building such as a museum or an official residence

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jason Rishi Meri-Jane
$15,400 -$1,500 $7,300
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

WORLD WAR II BATTLES
In 1998 Bill Surgi helped locate the sunken aircraft carrier Yorktown, a ship he last saw during this WWII battle

Final scores:

Jason Rishi Meri-Jane
$16,000 -$1,500 $6,600
3-day champion: $35,999 3rd place: Nokia wireless phone 2nd place: Intel AllPoint home network

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jason Rishi Meri-Jane
$14,600 -$1,500 $7,300
35 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
4 R,
5 W
17 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $20,400

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