Show #5584 - Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ask Alex #7: Clothes.

Contestants

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Sean Kottke, a professor from Lansing, Michigan

Christine Carrino Gorowara, a teacher educator from Wilmington, Delaware

Matt Jacobs, a science teacher originally from Stratford, Connecticut (whose 1-day cash winnings total $10,323)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 50 STATES
SEND IN THE CLOWNS
NURSERY RHYME TIME
THE BIGGEST LOSER
NEVER MIND THE FOLLICLES
HERE'S THE PISTOLS
    $200 6
This state has only 5 counties, with Providence the largest in area
    $200 1
Johnny Carson's future sidekick, he made his national TV debut in 1950 playing a clown on CBS' "The Big Top"
    $200 5
Quite contrary gardener's yellow birds
    $200 16
Apparently, 15.7 million folks were fine with the job this president was doing; however, 22.8 million wanted a change with FDR
    $200 20
I don't pity the fool seen here--his hair style is a reverse this Native American term
    $200 26
We can just see English poet Robert toting this company's hi-power Mark III 9mm pistol
    $400 7
This Sunflower State's unofficial nicknames include "Midway, U.S.A." & "Breadbasket of America"
    $400 2
In 1966 Ringling Brothers clown Lou Jacobs became the first living person to appear on a United States one of these
    $400 8
Non-fat-eating Jack's sombreros
    $400 17
In 2000 he got only 2.8 million votes, yet some say he tipped the election to the winner
    $400 21
A "Dick Tracy" villain has the same name as this style
    $400 27
This German semi-automatic was first manufactured in 1900
    $600 12
In 1871 the first major league pro baseball game was played in Fort Wayne in this state
    $600 3
Creator Matt Groening has stated that this character was based on a Portland TV clown named Rusty Nails
    $600 9
Reckless acts of the one who put the kettle on
    DD: $2,000 18
This man came up a mere 18 million votes short in the 1972 election
    $600 23
Hey, Moe, it's the dish-type cut seen here--Nyuck! Nyuck! Nyuck!
    $600 28
One of the most prolific pistols ever created is the model 1851 navy 6-shooter from this manufacturer
    $800 13
Mount Mansfield, about 30 miles east of Lake Champlain, is this state's highest point
    $800 4
In Cecil B. Demille's "The Greatest Show on Earth", he plays Buttons, a clown who was once a surgeon
    $800 10
Nimble candlestick jumper's press agents
    $800 19
In 1792 it was 132 Electoral College votes for Washington, to 1 for this future VP & gun enthusiast
    $800 24
A medieval lad, or the do sported for your enjoyment
    $800 29
In the Lincoln assassination, John Wilkes booth used a single-shot .44 caliber this
    $1000 14
A special interest license plate for Maryland urges us to "Treasure" this bay
    $1000 15
A rodeo clown before becoming an actor, he "rode" an H-bomb to destruction in "Dr. Strangelove"
    $1000 11
Solomon's boxers or briefs
    $1000 22
In 1972 John Hospers won a single electoral vote as this freedom-loving party's Candidate for president
    $1000 25
Yeah, baby, Austin Powers knows this 4-letter cut seen here
    $1000 30
Though the names don't start with M or P, this 2-named company makes the M&P compact 9mm

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

Matt Christine Sean
$1,400 $5,600 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Christine Sean
$5,200 $5,000 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

MARINE LIFE
AN ALPHANUMERIC CATEGORY
TECUMSEH
VARIETY PACK
SHAKESPEARE, YOU KILL ME!
(Alex: We name the victim, you identify the killer for us.)
(Alex: And finally, as Jon Lovitz would say--and did say--on our show...)
"EX"ACTLY
    $400 25
This, used to filter food from water by certain whales, is a keratinized structure, much like hair or nails
    $400 15
This steak sauce dates back to 1824
    $400 11
Tecumseh means "panther across the sky"; he was named for one of these celestial events at his birth
    $400 20
Mittendorf's Dot is a congenital whitish-gray dot on the lens of this organ
    $400 1
Mercutio, who has a few choice words about the Montagues & Capulets before dying
    $400 6
The official website for this TV series has included Sears Moments & Ty's Bio
    $800 26
The most intelligent of all invertebrates is thought to be O. vulgaris, the common type of this cephalopod
    $800 16
The MPAA gives this for any depiction of drug use & more than brief nudity
    $800 12
In 1810 Tecumseh met with this general & future president about white claims to Indian land
    $800 21
A prefix referring to skin, or a Jewish-American sausage also called kishke
    $800 2
Brutus
    $800 7
Since 1994, this TV newsmagazine has dished up celebrity scoop--read all about it
    DD: $600 27
Males of this small marine creature carry the fertilized eggs in a brood pouch beneath a prehensile tail
    $1200 17
In 1997 this cable network established its save the music foundation
    $1200 13
During this war, Tecumseh allied himself with the British & died during its Battle of the Thames River
    $1200 22
(Jon of the Clue Crew presents a textbook physics experiment.) Interweave two books together & you won't be able to pull them apart, because the spine compresses the pages & creates this force between each page
    $1200 3
Regan (then she offs herself)
    $1200 8
Tommy Lee Jones won an Emmy for playing Gary Gilmore in the TV adaptation of this book
    $1600 28
The loggerhead species of this reptile often feeds on jellyfish in the open seas
    $1600 18
Some people get shots of this vitamin also called cobalamin; it helps keep the nervous system working
    $1600 14
Richard Johnson, this 8th president's Veep, claimed to have killed Tecumseh & used it to his political advantage
    $1600 23
During a thunderstorm, this faint glowing light sometimes appears around masts of sailing ships & treetops
    DD: $2,600 4
Roderigo, already wounded by Cassio (this guy lets everyone do the hard work for him!)
    $1600 9
Fans of the punk rock group X know that Christine Cervenka changed her first name to this
    $2000 29
This name for a common sea snail is also that of a blue-violet flower
    $2000 19
Based in Thames house, the United Kingdom's domestic security service has this name
    $2000 30
Tecumseh was a member of this Indian tribe of which his brother was "The Prophet"
    $2000 24
Sherlock Holmes smokes a calabash pipe made from this mineral whose name is German for "sea foam"
    $2000 5
Richard III, for lack of an equine
    $2000 10
This existentialist drama closed after just a few weeks on Broadway in 1946, thus disproving its own title

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Christine Sean
$10,400 $16,800 $9,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

MUSICAL THEATER
The set for this 1878 work was a reproduction of the quarterdeck of Lord Nelson's flagship

Final scores:

Matt Christine Sean
$16,800 $20,801 $18,400
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $20,801 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Matt Christine Sean
$10,400 $19,400 $8,200
17 R,
3 W
22 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $38,000

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