Show #3364 - Thursday, April 1, 1999

Contestants

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Michelle Roufa, a writer from New York City, New York

John Oleske, a law student from New York City, New York

Mike Lenahan, a cargo handler from Arlington Heights, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

EASY
THE BOZO NEWS
HARD
SPELL IT BACKWARDS
(Alex: And yes, you will have to spell the important word in your response backwards.)
19th CENTURY LITHUANIA
IMPOSSIBLE
(Alex: If you're wondering why all of these categories, think of what today is!)
    $100 1
In 1965 Hal Fryar played Ringo in "The Outlaws Is Coming" & this man played Ringo in "Help!"
    $100 11
An Ontario man was hospitalized with a collapsed lung & sliced throat after he tried to "swallow" one of these
    $100 6
The hard type of these can correct keratoconus & astigmatism
    $100 26
When males take on females, it's called "The Battle of" these
    $100 14
This movement led by Bishop Valancius ran into opposition from vodka lovers
    $100 15
Lewis Carroll's White Queen said of this girl's age, she "believed as many as 6 impossible things before breakfast"
    $200 2
Construction was completed on this Boston landmark in 1742, a year before its builder Peter Faneuil died
    $200 12
In May 1998 while rehearsing in Ohio, an opera conductor accidentally stabbed himself with this
    $200 7
Among this president's last words on December 14, 1799 were "I die hard, but I am not afraid to go"
    $200 27
Air traffic controllers check this screen to get the dish on the flight path of a plane
    $200 16
Even without a proclamation from Lincoln, many Lithuanian serfs were given this around 1861
    $200 20
Jesus said, "If you have" this, "nothing will be impossible unto you"
    $300 3
The bean of the Sebastiana pavoniana, a Mexican plant, is famous for doing this
    $300 13
Paying for this new pill for active duty troops & retirees has put a $50 million strain on the U.S. military budget
    $300 8
Extremely hard types of these, like pecorino, are mostly used for grating
    $300 28
Carpenter's tool, or the type of "head" a sensible person has
    DD: $500 17
In the 1860s a Russification program meant Lithuanian books had to use this alphabet
    $300 21
"When you have excluded the impossible" Holmes said, "whatever remains, however improbable, must be" this
    $400 4
In baseball, it's the outfield position between left & right field
    $400 23
A German driver landed in the Havel River after his electronic navigator failed to say: wait for one of these
    $400 9
Construction worker wear, or a type of diving in which the air is supplied via a tube from the surface
    $400 18
Heard here, it was written in the 19th century by Vincas Kudirka
    $400 22
The quote: "In two words: Im-possible" is attributed to this legendary Hollywood mogul
    $500 5
The Old West cattle brand seen here was given the name of this piece of furniture
    $500 24
(Read by Bozo the Clown) Ohhh! Running for governor of New York in 1998, he wanted "Grandpa" on the ballot with his name; the court said no
    $500 10
In the early 1800s this German mineralogist invented his scale of hardness
    $500 29
Punctures grounded the Garfield one of these in the 1998 Macy's parade
    $500 19
An "early" Nationalist newspaper was called Ausra, meaning this time of day
    $500 25
This suave Brit played a psychiatrist with a nubile young daughter in the 1968 farce "The Impossible Years"

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

Mike John Michelle
$2,600 $200 -$500

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mike John Michelle
$4,600 $900 $900

Double Jeopardy! Round

GEOGRAPHY
(Alex: We have a lot of generics.)
LITERATURE
SCIENCE
ART
SPORTS
FOOD
    $200 1
Many residents of this sprawling valley that includes North Hollywood want to secede from Los Angeles
    $200 6
A 1927 book of short stories by Ernest Hemingway was titled "Men Without" these
    $200 10
Piltdown Man, a hoax played on scientists, had a human skull & the jaw of this reddish ape
    $200 24
This art practiced by William Blake precedes "Printing" in the name of a U.S. bureau
    $200 18
Rosie Ruiz reportedly rode the subway to reach the finish line of this 1979 NYC race
    $200 12
This preserve was originally made from quince; Seville oranges are now normally used
    $400 2
Most of the residents of this small island city-state off the Malay Peninsula are Chinese
    $400 7
Poet who wrote, "Before I built a wall I'd ask to know what I was walling in or walling out"
    $400 11
A whole lot of shakin' goes on in this science that deals almost exclusively with earthquakes
    $400 25
To film Jackson Pollock at work, you'd say, "Lights! Camera!" this type of painting
    $400 19
UCLA's football team has vanquished this crosstown rival in their last 8 matchups
    $400 16
A traditional accompaniment for fried catfish, these cornmeal dumplings are flavored with chopped scallions
    $600 3
This country's capital is Wellington
    $600 8
In James Fenimore Cooper's "The Pioneers" Oliver Edwards is this frontiersman's companion
    $600 13
Mass number is defined as the number of neutrons & these particles in an atom's nucleus
    $600 26
In the 1880s this artist with "noir" in his name broke with impressionism & began using more black
    $600 20
The logo of this city's NHL team is a winged car tire
    $600 17
This ground beef patty flavored with minced onion & seasonings was named for a 19th century physician
    $800 4
This "Stan" is wedged in among Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan & Kyrgyzstan
    $800 9
The father of this "Good-Bye, Mr. Chips" author was a schoolteacher, not a hotelier
    $800 14
From the Latin for "smoke hole", it's a vent in a volcanic area from which smoke & gases escape
    DD: $1,000 30
Your initial impression might be that he was England's greatest seascape painter
    $800 21
Nicknamed "The Big O", he was the NBA's Rookie of the Year for the 1960-61 season
    $800 29
Served as a side dish at Hanukkah, they're made from grated potatoes mixed with eggs, onions, matzo meal & seasonings
    $1000 5
You'll find the Shrine of Fatima, seen here, in this country's city of Qom
    $1000 23
Balzac wrote "La Comedie Humaine" in the 1840s & this American wrote "The Human Comedy" in the 1940s
    $1000 15
In contrast to the hydrosphere, it's the term for the rocky part of the Earth, or its crust
    $1000 27
Last name of former husband & wife Walter & Margaret, known for painting large-eyed waifs
    $1000 22
This South African was leading in points when Mike Tyson knocked him out in the fifth round of their Jan. 1999 bout
    DD: $1,000 28
It's the Whitman, Massachusetts inn where the chocolate chip cookie was created in the 1930s

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mike John Michelle
$5,200 $2,100 $4,700

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

POTPOURRI... NO FOOLIN'
(Alex: Even though it is April 1, it is a category on potpourri!)
In 1956 Johnson Wax introduced Raid & this brand that got a Potpourri Country Garden version in 1989

Final scores:

Mike John Michelle
$999 $4,199 $0
2nd place: Monorail Desktop PC & Broyhill Computer Home Office New champion: $4,199 3rd place: Samsung 28" Stereo TV

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mike John Michelle
$5,200 $2,100 $5,500
23 R,
4 W
13 R,
3 W
12 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $12,800

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