Show #5551 - Monday, October 27, 2008

Contestants

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Randy Gold, a systems analyst and volunteer from Sherman Oaks, California

Debra Johnson, a voice teacher from San Antonio, Texas

Mathew Safer, a transportation planner from South Orange, New Jersey (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

LET'S HAVE A DRINK... OF WATER
SPORTS: 1948
HEY, KIDS! LET'S LEARN THE ALPHABET!
POPE-POURRI
CHEESY COUNTRIES
(Alex: You have to identify the country.)
GET YOUR GHOST
    $200 12
This independent agency of the U.S. government is concerned with providing clean drinking water to all Americans
    $200 8
This Ohio team won its last World Series to date; perhaps it's the curse of Babe Klieman, whom they traded away
    $200 6
In 1959 this company made the first automatic, plain-paper copier:
"X" is for...
    $200 26
In April 2008 he became only the second pope to visit the White House
    $200 1
Anejo enchilado
    $200 21
A ghost sighted at a Malaysian high school in 2002 had this odd distinction, like a Washington Irving horseman
    $400 16
This element provides about 89% of the weight of a water molecule
    $400 9
(I'm Olympic champion
Misty May-Treanor.
) In 1948 this sport held its first tournament with a prize--it was a case of Pepsi, & I'm glad we do a bit better than that today
    $400 7
Truthful or creditable--
it also describes our beloved Abe:
"H" is for...
    $400 27
This pope was born in Wadowice
    $400 2
Monte Veronese
    $400 22
The ghost of a woman in a hat seen at Ky.'s Seelbach Hilton 'til these objects she was reflected in were removed
    $600 17
This company's bottled water comes from a spring in the Gard district in Vergeze, France
    $600 10
Kentucky's "Fabulous Five" captured the NCAA title in this sport
    $600 14
To work dough into a uniform mixture by pressing:
"K" is for...
    $600 28
There's no guilt in knowing the XIII & last pope with this name reigned from 1721 to 1724
    $600 3
Leerdammer
    $600 23
Dame Margaret Rutherford saw the ghost of theatre manager John Buckstone in this city's Haymarket Theatre
    DD: $1,500 18
The American Dental Association is all for this process, practiced by cities since 1945
    $800 11
With fans eager to watch Doak Walker play, SMU moved its home games to this venue, "The House That Doak Built"
    $800 15
A written prose speech in honor of a deceased person:
"E" is for...
    $800 29
On Christmas 800 the III pope of this name "lionized" Charlemagne by crowning him emperor of the Romans
    $800 4
Lubelski
    $800 24
This title character of a musical sometimes signs notes with the initials O.G., for "Opera Ghost"
    $1000 19
An underground layer of rock or soil that holds groundwater; the Ogallala one lies under almost all of Nebraska
    $1000 13
In 1948 this unheralded Mexican American won the U.S. men's singles tennis title at Forest Hills
    $1000 20
Pleasant-sounding type of rock
seen here:
"G" is for...
    $1000 30
One of the 2 popes who reigned during the 1960s
    $1000 5
Kasseri
    $1000 25
A "Gray Lady" who can be heard walking through rooms haunts Sherwood Forest, the Va. home of this 10th president

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

Mathew Debra Randy
$2,600 $600 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mathew Debra Randy
$4,400 $2,000 $8,300

Double Jeopardy! Round

A BOOK OF POEMS
(Alex: Next, you have to name the movie in...)
MOVIES ON MY TiVo DVR
POLITICS
TIBET YOUR LIFE
GANDHI, FDR OR CHURCHILL
"E"ASY DOES IT
    $400 1
This collection had a follow-up, "The New Spoon River"
    $400 7
Angels talking about George Bailey / I can't stand to watch that Mr. Potter / An angel gets his wings
    $400 18
(I'm CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien.) Barack Obama can claim favorite son status all over the country; born in Hawaii, he went to college in New York & then moved to this state as a community organizer
    $400 5
Located on a tributary of the Yarlung Zango River, this city is at an altitude of almost 12,000 feet
    $400 11
He died in 1965
    $400 23
Carl Sagan pioneered & promoted SETI, the search for this kind of intelligence
    $800 2
In Arabic "rubai'i" refers to a type of 4-line verse, & this is a book of them, like Omar Khayyam's
    $800 8
Josh Brolin took the money / Wait, this is the end? Where'd Josh Brolin go?
    DD: $4,000 19
In music, it's the lowest tone of a scale; in politics it's a rousing convention speech
    $800 6
In the 8th c. the scholar & mystic Padmasambhava fashioned the Tibetan variety of this faith
    $800 12
He became a lawyer in London in 1891
    $800 24
One who implements a will
    $1200 3
In 1923 he published the collection "New Hampshire"
    $1200 9
Just wanted to see Jack Lemmon strain spaghetti through his tennis racket /
    $1200 20
(I'm Campbell Brown, CNN.) One of John McCain's weapons in appealing to a younger demographic is this type of Internet diary kept by his daughter Meghan
    $1200 14
Asia's mightiest rivers begin in Tibet, including the Yangtze & this river that flows through Vietnam
    $1200 13
He won a Nobel Prize
    $1200 25
Trekkies might know that F-14A Tomcats were first assigned to this aircraft carrier in 1974
    $1600 4
"The Lamb" & "The Shepherd" are found in these William Blake "songs" from 1789
    $1600 10
Robert Walker can't be serious about the plan he's proposing to Farley Granger, can he / Well, I guess he was
    $1600 21
Type of benefit, like Social Security, to which you have an automatic right if you meet certain criteria
    $1600 16
Tibet borders Burma, Bhutan, Nepal, India & also this region disputed between India & Pakistan
    $1600 28
He never was the political head of his home country
    $1600 26
Born in Norway, he patented the first practical outboard motor for boats
    $2000 30
Critic Hippolyte Babou suggested the title of Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs du mal", which translates as this
    $2000 15
Nick Nolte / Sunken treasure, bla bla / Aha, there's Jacqueline Bisset underwater
    $2000 22
(I'm Candy Crowley, senior political correspondent.) A political cartoon depicting redistricting in Massachusetts gave us this term for a practice that's still around today
    DD: $3,000 17
After the Dalai Lama fled in 1959, this lama became titular spiritual leader of Tibet
    $2000 29
He married his distant cousin
    $2000 27
The mouthpiece of a wind instrument

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mathew Debra Randy
$16,200 $6,400 $19,900

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Final Jeopardy! Round

INTERNATIONAL MOTORING
It's the largest nation in area where all cars legally drive on the left

Final scores:

Mathew Debra Randy
$19,500 $7,400 $7,399
2-day champion: $44,701 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mathew Debra Randy
$12,000 $6,400 $19,200
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
10 R,
3 W
27 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $37,600

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