Show #5571 - Monday, November 24, 2008

Contestants

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Jean MacKay Jackson, an online researcher from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Nathaniel Barnes, a composer and bartender from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Brian Muth, a headmaster from Napa, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $43,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

DR. ALEX' OLD-TIME FEEL-GOOD MEDICINE SHOW
SULLIVAN AWARD WINNERS
(Alex: It helps if you know what the Sullivan Award was.)
YOU'RE A REAL GEM!
HUEY LONG & THE NEWS
15 MINUTES OF FAME
"E" FOR EFFORT
    $200 21
Muscles inflamed?
Joints in pain?
Dr. Alex' Youth Elixir clears away the ol' rheumatiz, or osteo- this (& it ain't "porosis"!)
    $200 26
1971:
Male swimmer
    $200 15
You're so sagacious that every phrase you utter is one of these proverbial gems "of wisdom"
    $200 10
In 1915 Huey Long passed the bar after studying law at this private university in New Orleans
    $200 20
In 2008, this ex-refugee, now 14, got a few more seconds of fame when he joined Cuba's Young Communist Union
    $200 1
A single show of a TV drama
    $400 22
Make your mucous membranes merry & mirthful! Enjoy Dr. Alex' Cure-All to fight these, be they duodenal or gastric
    $400 27
2003:
Male swimmer
(Greater days lay ahead)
    $400 16
Ah, my pet, our love will last so long that in 75 years we'll be celebrating this "jubilee"
(I'll be 143)
    $400 11
Long's vitriolic 1920s attacks on this oil co. started by John D. Rockefeller won him widespread popularity
    $400 6
This, Andrew Meyer's 3-word plea to security at a 2007 speech, was followed by "bro!"
    $400 2
Its construction began in 1817 near Rome, New York
    $600 23
Ate too much MSG or feelin' a megrim, or one of these, comin' on? Beta-blocker, shmeta-blocker! Try Dr. Alex' Head Cream!
    $600 28
2001:
Chinese-American
figure skater
    $600 17
Your luscious red lips remind me of this gem, Pamela Anderson's birthstone
    $600 12
In the Depression-era Senate, Huey favored a share-the-wealth program & the slogan "Every Man a" this
    $600 7
On July 14, 2003 her name appeared in a column by Robert Nowak; the fame she gained was very bad in her line of work
    $600 3
An explosive emission of magma
    $800 24
For this inherited trait in men, sure, you can use Propecia--or my amazing new "Trebektophan"
    $800 29
1930:
Golfing Grand Slam winner
    $800 18
You appear bored & blase--perhaps this adjective that sounds like it comes from a green gem
(it really doesn't)
    DD: $1,000 13
In 1935 Huey was assassinated in this city's 34-story art deco building, then the South's tallest
    $800 8
In 2005 Jennifer Wilbanks became known as this, also a Julia Roberts film title (it's not the Wild-Eyed Wanderer)
    $800 4
The original Borden dairy cow mascot with this name was killed in a truck accident in 1941
    $1000 25
Step right up!
I got me an "L" of an ointment for the chronic lower back pain known as this 7-letter malady
    $1000 30
2004:
Gymnast
(but not twin brother Morgan)
    $1000 19
Your hair is as black as this compact form of coal, popular for jewelry in Victorian times
    $1000 14
This brother of Huey's was governor of Louisiana from 1939 to 1940, '48-'52 & '56-'60
    $1000 9
On "SNL" John Goodman played this audiotaping Clinton-era woman; in 2008 she was selling Xmas ornaments
    $1000 5
Elgar's Opus 36 variations are also known by this "mysterious" name

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

Brian Nathaniel Jean
$1,800 $2,200 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brian Nathaniel Jean
$4,600 $4,000 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE GREAT CANADIAN NOVEL
KINGS OF THE BIG SCREEN
(Alex: ...and you have to identify the king played by each actor.)
SERIOUS ABOUT CEREAL
ASTRONOMERS
ALL MY "EX"ES
LIVE IN TEXAS
    $400 9
Hugh MacLennan's "'Two Solitudes" is set in this province, site of linguistic & cultural conflict
    $400 1
1956:
Yul Brynner as this Asian
    $400 21
A bowl of Kellogg's All-Bran is loaded with the soluble type of this, from plantain husks
    $400 17
Oh my heavens! In 1706 Danish astronomer Olaus Roemer published a new catalog listing these
    $400 4
The natural color, texture & appearance of the skin, especially the face
    $400 26
In 1999 George & Laura Bush bought the 1,600-acre Prairie Chapel ranch in this town
    $800 10
"Not Wanted on the Voyage" rewrites the story of this biblical vessel
    $800 2
1989:
Kenneth Branagh
    $800 22
Expanding water vapor makes grains balloon, creating this type of cereal, like a cocoa favorite
    DD: $3,000 3
This Pole's "De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium" was published with a disclaimer to avoid charges of heresy
    $800 5
To astronaut, it's the EV in EVA
    $800 27
This newscaster, "the most trusted man in America", went to Houston's San Jacinto High & the University of Texas
    $1200 11
This 1992 Michael Ondaatje novel became a Ralph Fiennes movie that won the Best Picture Oscar
    $1200 18
2008:
Eric Bana
    $1200 23
The "grape" in Grape-Nuts comes from having contained maltose, the "grape" type of this
    $1200 14
(Jon of the Clue Crew points to an astronomical diagram on the monitor.) In the 200s B.C. Eratosthenes calculated Earth's girth using the difference in the angle of the Sun's rays between Aswan & this Egyptian city
    $1200 6
Brand name for a transparent thermoplastic polymer of methyl methacrylate
    $1200 28
Ms. Parker was born in Rowena; this partner in crime was born on March 24, 1909 in Telico
    $1600 12
"Life Before Man" is by this Torontonian feminist
    $1600 19
1994:
Nigel Hawthorne
    $1600 24
Wheat has been cracked, flaked, & thanks to Henry Perky in the 1890s, this
    $1600 15
Giordano Bruno suffered this punishment in 1600 for declaring the Sun the center of the Solar System
    DD: $2,000 7
An official of the church charged with taking care of the ediface; does that ring a bell?
    $1600 29
A Houston native, he owned RKO Pictures, TWA & a serious amount of eccentricity
    $2000 13
Carol Shields of Illinois & Manitoba won the Pulitzer & the Governor General's Award for these "diaries"
    $2000 20
1985:
Richard Gere
    $2000 25
Oats that have been hulled, steamed & roasted en route to the table are called these, rhyming with "oats"
    $2000 16
This 2nd century astronomer's theories were the standard for 1,400 years
    $2000 8
Bust out your Latin for this, any artificial device that resolves the difficulties of a plot
    $2000 30
James Stockdale was this Texan's running mate in the 1992 presidental election

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brian Nathaniel Jean
$10,200 $23,800 $11,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN
The last words spoken by this character are "What's done cannot be undone: to bed, to bed, to bed"

Final scores:

Brian Nathaniel Jean
$18,200 $23,900 $23,600
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $23,900 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Brian Nathaniel Jean
$10,200 $21,600 $12,400
13 R,
0 W
23 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $44,200

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