Show #5577 - Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ben Bishop game 1.
Champion Update #1: Frank Spangenberg.

Contestants

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Ben Bishop, a student originally from Seattle, Washington

Marcie Berson, a real estate broker from Fairfield, Connecticut

Judy Mermelstein, a Census field representative from Queens, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $38,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE MIDDLE AGES
TEAMS' RETIRED JERSEYS
MEDICAL "T" TIME
MEET THE BROWNS
9-LETTER WORDS
THE INTERNATIONAL BUTLER ACADEMY
(Sarah: ...where we learn the lost art of being a gentleman's gentleman.)
    $200 12
In the Middle Ages this city's main street, Via del Corso, was used as a horse-racing course
    $200 17
Ray Nitschke,
Bart Starr
    $200 7
Attention, fashion victims: shoes that are too tight may lead to ingrown these
    $200 26
Debbie Reynolds & Kathy Bates both played this "unsinkable" woman on film
    $200 6
This cold-induced condition can progress dangerously from tingling to gangrene
    $200 1
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew is served a potent potable from a special glassware at the International Butler Academy, the Netherlands.) Vintage port served at a dinner party should stand upright for 24 hours before uncorking, & it's imperative that once service starts, this container doesn't touch the table
    $400 13
In 1381 Wat Tyler led a failed peasants' revolt in England protesting this tax on voters
    $400 19
Julius Erving,
Charles Barkley
    $400 8
Golfer's elbow is similar to this other "sporty" affliction, but golfer's elbow occurs on the inside of the joint
    $400 27
In December 2006 thousands of fans & friends gathered at the Apollo Theater to pay their final respects to him
    $400 16
Hirsute arachnid of the Theraphosidae family
    $400 2
(Sarah of the Clue Crew sits at a place setting at the International Butler Academy, the Netherlands.) Spoon handles for this course should all face to the right, forks to the left, & they are always positioned above the place setting
    $600 14
According to legend, a Norseman named Rurik settled in Novgorod in 862 & founded this country
    $600 20
Reggie White,
Chuck Bednarik
    $600 9
If you have a deep cut or dirty wound, get a booster shot for this if you haven't had one in the last 5 yrs.
    $600 28
His 1998 techno-thriller "Digital Fortress" focuses on NSA cryptographer Susan Fletcher
    $600 18
A synonym for "ludicrous parody", it's also the bawdy type of entertainment seen here
    $600 3
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew keeps the shirt on his back at the International Butler Academy, the Netherlands.) The long staple or the long fiber of the cotton produced in this African country is the reason why the International Butler Academy considers it the best
    $800 15
Trial by fire & by water were part of this medieval procedure, now meaning any painful experience to be endured
    $800 21
Bobby Hull,
Tony Esposito
    DD: $1,400 10
Mozart wrote about eating pork cutlets before his final illness, which led to a 2001 theory that he died of this
    $800 24
A branch of science, or a sympathetic rapport between 2 people
    $800 4
(Sarah of the Clue Crew eats expensive fish eggs at the International Butler Academy, the Netherlands.) The academy teaches the proper serving of caviar--always use a nonmetallic spoon, perhaps one made of this material, from the interior of mollusks
    $1000 23
In 1096 this French monk & a knight known as Walter the Penniless set out for the holy land in the People's Crusade
    $1000 22
Mike Scott,
Nolan Ryan
    $1000 11
Swelling of the ankles may be an indication of DVT, or deep-vein this
    $1000 25
Starry navigational instrument seen here
    $1000 5
(Sarah of the Clue Crew watches a butler fold napkins at the International Butler Academy, the Netherlands.) Good butlers have at their disposal an arsenal of different napkin folds; this one involving several pleats has the same name as an Oscar Wilde play

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

Judy Marcie Ben
$1,600 $1,400 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Judy Marcie Ben
$800 -$800 $6,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

WORLD GEOGRAPHY
ODE TO A SITCOM
NOBEL LITERATURE PRIZE WINNERS
LABOR
VWLLSS CNTRS
(Alex: VOWELLESS COUNTRIES.)
BEFORE & AFTER
    $400 14
Before Europeans named Mt. Cook in this country, the Maori called it Aorangi, or "cloud piercer"
    $400 1
Sam & Diane, bar-toilers both / Sometimes, thou wishest to travel where ev'ryone knows thy name
    $400 19
1953:
This British politician
    $400 26
In 1967 this future labor leader became an electrician at the shipyards in Gdansk
    $400 9
HT
    $400 6
A CONTROL secret agent is good at operating these weapons that are precisely guided to a target
    $800 15
Soc Trang & Can Tho are in the south of this Asian nation
    $800 2
Verily, Ross & Rachel walked love's true path but yea! / 'Twas a perilous road for Joey / Filled with cancellation
    $800 22
1995:
This non-heat-packing seamus from Ireland
    $800 27
In August 1981 more than 11,000 of these federal workers were fired for participating in an illegal strike
    $800 10
ND
    $800 7
Dynastic "Everyday People" singing group that subdivides into paleolithic, mesolithic & neolithic periods
    $1200 16
Krk Island, the northernmost island in the Mediterranean, lies in this arm of the sea next to the Balkans
    $1200 3
War & blood, blood & war / Hot Lips near cold corpses/ Comedy amidst pathos, thy name is Hawkeye
    $1200 23
1957:
This Frenchman who wrote "The First Man" & "The Plague"
    $1200 28
The term for those responsible for harnessing up the mules each morning lives on in the name of this labor union
    $1200 11
BNN
    $1200 8
A trend-setting sports network with new hosts JC Chasez, Joey Fatone & Lance Bass
    $1600 17
This emirate NW of the United Arab Emirates is on a peninsula jutting 100 miles northward into the Persian Gulf
    $1600 4
Toby...sad sad sad sad Toby! / Your heart sang for Pam but Jim hath won the day / Yet move not to Costa Rica in shame!
    $1600 24
1969:
This playwright: did they keep him waiting?
    DD: $3,000 29
This board, established by the Wagner Act in 1935, allows workers to belong to the union of their choosing
    $1600 12
CRT
    $1600 20
Bobby McFerrin song to a McDonald's kids' offering
    DD: $8,000 18
At the beginning of World War I, this was the only independent nation in West Africa
    $2000 5
Oh, Liz Lemon, persevere! / Though Tracy maketh films like "Honky Grandma Be trippin"' / Persevere!
    $2000 25
1978:
This Yiddish tale-teller
    $2000 30
Chicago's Haymarket riot began during a rally for strikers at this agricultural equipment maker
    $2000 13
STN
    $2000 21
Fleegle & Bingo are about to unthinkingly make a controversial grammatical decision

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Judy Marcie Ben
$4,800 $11,800 $22,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

BREAKFAST CEREALS
The first & middle names of this breakfast cereal "spokesman" are Horatio Magellan

Final scores:

Judy Marcie Ben
$8,800 $22,900 $25,000
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $25,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Judy Marcie Ben
$4,800 $10,400 $15,400
9 R,
2 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
9 W
21 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $30,600

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