Show #5592 - Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Jim Stevens game 2.

Contestants

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Chet Perry, a bar owner from Oakland, California

Sam Johnston, a Ph.D. student from Brooklyn, New York

Jim Stevens, a math teacher from Fairview Park, Ohio (whose 1-day cash winnings total $28,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

JAMAICA, JORDAN OR JAPAN
SPORTS HALLS OF FAME
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
POLITICAL PARTIES
FOOD & DRINK
"P"ICK THIS CATEGORY!
    $200 5
It was a Spanish possession until 1655
    $200 26
On this school's home football weekends, the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend stays open longer
    $200 1
Rhode Island's Matt "The Knife" escaped from a cop's pair of these in 5 seconds flat
    $200 16
Of the major U.S. political parties, this one that started around 1830 has been around the longest
    $200 10
It's simply Spanish for "sauce"
    $200 21
A jury is made up of a group of these of yours
    $400 7
Officially, it's a kingdom
    $400 27
A museum & hall of fame for this sport in Huntington Beach, Calif. includes a shrine to Duke Kahanamoku
    $400 2
New York's Mike Cuzzacrea has run 26 marathons in just over 3 hours each--oh, while flipping one of these foods
    $400 17
Margaret Thatcher & John Major were both members of this political party
    $400 11
A tradition at Vienna's Demel Coffeehouse, founded 1786, is a cup of this warm sweet beverage on New Year's Day
    $400 22
The flippers keep the sphere in play in this type of arcade game
    $600 8
Its first contact with Europeans came around 1542
    $600 28
The original of this trophy, a silver bowl, is on permanent display at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto
    $600 3
In 1999 Illinois' Scott Jeckel shot a marshmallow from his nose & Ray Perisin caught it--16 feet later--in... eww... this
    $600 18
In 1926 Benito Mussolini abolished all political parties except this one
    $600 12
Valmeuse & St. Benoit are nice soft runny these
    $600 23
From the Greek for "chief father", he's the head of a family or clan
    $800 9
It was once populated by a people known as the Nabataeans
    DD: $2,000 29
The museum & hall of fame for this sport in St. Louis has a display of zany team shirts from the 1950s
    $800 4
In 1999 Florida's Gordon Cates kissed 11 of these deadly snakes in a row--& Rikki-Tikki-Tavi wasn't even there for backup
    $800 19
In Benin this party is called "les Verts du Benin"; in Belgium it's called "Ecolo"
    $800 13
This item is popular in salads, but some object because harvesting it can destroy the tree
    $800 24
From Latin for "plunderer" & "spoils", they're the 2 food chain roles of a hawk & a mouse, for example
    $1000 15
Its leading exports are bauxite & aluminum
    $1000 30
Start your engines please & head to this Alabama city to visit the Motorsports Hall of Fame
    $1000 6
New Jersey's Dave Meenan covered more than 28 miles this way in 1997--beat that, Bojangles!
    $1000 20
As president, Georges Pompidou was a member of the political party named for this man who served before him
    $1000 14
This old-timey soda fountain drink got its name from one ingredient--a little phosphoric acid
    $1000 25
7-letter adjective meaning multicolored, like some horses or birds

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

Jim Sam Chet
$2,600 $1,600 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Sam Chet
$6,600 $5,200 $4,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

BEDTIME STORIES
IN-FLIGHT MOVIES
HEAVY EQUIPMENT
HYBRIDS
THE LONDON STAGE
ELEMENTARY SPELLING
(Alex: We will give you some elements. You take the symbols for those elements and make up the word.)
    $400 3
(Adam Sandler, whose latest movie is the holiday release Bedtime Stories, reads the clue.) In an 1887 version of the bedtime story about the 3 these, it's an old woman who eats their porridge, & after she leaves the house she's arrested as a vagrant
    $400 16
In the 1980 film "Airplane!", Leslie Nielsen memorably says, "I am serious... and don't call me" this
    $400 21
At the end of its arm, a hydraulic shovel has one of these, bigger than one a kid would take to a beach
    $400 24
Daedalus built the labyrinth in which this half-man, half-bull monster was kept
    $400 1
We wonder how this witty playwright would have liked "Avenue Q", the first show at the theatre renamed for him
    $400 9
Lithium,
argon
    $800 4
2 yellow creatures are yawning, just look at the cover of this children's author's "Sleep Book"
    $800 17
Gary Oldman leads the terrorists who hijack the President's plane in this 1997 action film
    $800 22
Used in this industry, an excavator made by Krupp is the largest land vehicle ever created
    $800 25
These lascivious woodland deities, a goat-man hybrid, were followers of both Pan & Dionysus
    $800 2
The efforts of American actor Sam Wannamaker built this theatre where you can watch Shakespeare today
    $800 10
Beryllium,
gold
    $1200 5
(Adam Sandler delivers the clue again.) This classic about a bunny at bedtime begins, "In the great green room, there was a telephone and a red balloon"
    $1200 18
It's drama at Dulles International in this second John McClane adventure
    $1200 23
A park in Morrowville, Kansas has a replica of the first of these pushy machines, patented in 1925
    $1200 26
This monster with a woman's body, like Medusa, has claws & serpents for hair, making a day at the salon a real trial
    DD: $1,000 8
The National Theatre, launched in 1963, was housed for its first 12 years at this "venerable" venue
    $1200 11
Sodium, sodium, sodiumsodium etc. (a child's taunt)
    $1600 6
A boy in bed enters a fantastic dream world in this author-illustrator's "In the Night Kitchen"
    $1600 19
Samuel L. Jackson has worse problems than airplane food in this 2006 thriller
    $1600 29
It's a toothed implement for breaking up plowed soil; it's also a British boarding school
    DD: $1,000 27
These monsters with birds' bodies & women's faces got a nasty rep for snatching children & souls
    $1600 14
(Jon of the Clue Crew shows a map of London on the monitor.) Getting its name from its position in relation to the older area called "the City", on a map this theatre district is actually in the middle of London
    $1600 12
Bromine,
silver
    $2000 7
(Adam Sandler shills for his Christmas release.) To show kids the world of Ancient Rome the way I do in my new movie "Bedtime Stories", try the children's version of this author's "Parallel Lives"
    $2000 20
John Lithgow was the terrified passenger in the "Twilight Zone" movie's remake of this classic episode
    $2000 30
It's the type of place where you'd most likely put your feller buncher through its paces
    $2000 28
The name of this fire-breathing, lion-headed, goat-bodied monster has come to mean any idle fancy
    $2000 15
In 2007 these studious "Boys" were back in town in Alan Bennett's play at Wyndham's Theatre
    $2000 13
Neon,
carbon,
potassium

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Sam Chet
$16,400 $10,200 $6,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

PEOPLES OF THE WORLD
Numbering about 25 million, they're the largest ethnic group in the world with no home nation

Final scores:

Jim Sam Chet
$20,401 $16,401 $299
2-day champion: $49,002 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jim Sam Chet
$17,400 $9,600 $6,400
23 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
12 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $33,400

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