Show #5644 - Thursday, March 5, 2009

Contestants

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Sara Harold, a mother and homemaker from San Diego, California

Clay Brown, a Presbyterian pastor from Mooresville, North Carolina

Tim McMahon, a lawyer originally from Lexington, Kentucky (whose 1-day cash winnings total $26,500)

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Jeopardy! Round

LITERARY CHARACTERS' E-MAILS
(Alex: You have to identify the sender for us.)
MIT DEN BEATLES
THAT'S THE FACT, JACK!
I'M IN SUCH A STATE!
PLURALIZE IT!
COMMON BONDS
    $200 21
To: Junglechick.
From: Mr_Simian.
Subject: Pronouns.
FYI, I do use "I" when referring to myself in a 1914 novel
    $200 26
The Beatles honed their chops playing clubs in the Reeperbahn, a red-light district in this German port city
    $200 6
In 2008 this company's 77-year run as the world's largest automaker came to an end
    $200 1
I'm darn proud knowin' no other part of North America is closer to Asia than this state, you betcha!
    $200 11
When a sheep hangs out with the family, they're just a bunch of...
    $200 16
A guitar,
a marionette,
a too-good offer
    $400 22
To: Maneating_Harpooner,
From: lSailor. Captain A's off his nut. Call me scared
    $400 27
One of 2 official Beatles German-language releases, "Komm, gib mir deine Hand" was the lads' take on this 1964 smash
    $400 7
This Norse god hammered Hrungnir to death
    $400 2
I'm pleased to find this state has the Miss. Alluvial Plain & that the Miss. River empties into the Gulf of Mexico there
    $400 12
One crisis, but 6 these, like in a Nixon book title
    $400 17
A rhino,
a steering wheel,
a Marsalis brother
    $600 23
To: RButlerdidit. From: Melanies-man. Subject: Your marriage.
Your Southern wife loves me. Is that a problem?
    $600 28
Astrid Kirchherr & Klaus Voormann are characters in this movie dramatization of The Beatles' time in Germany
    $600 8
In July 1918 this world leader was executed in the Ural Mountains
    $600 3
The fact that some vehicles have gone more than 600 mph on its Bonneville Salt Flats amazes me
    $600 13
An ox has a hard life, so when you see a group of them, please call them this, not "oxes"
    DD: $1,000 18
A boxer,
a surgeon,
Rita Hayworth in "Gilda"
    $800 24
To: LouisLouis.
From: Fangsalot.
Subject: Dinner.
I made you a vampire, let's have Italian tonight--his name is Gino
    $800 29
To please their rabid German fans, the boys re-recorded this hit as "Sie liebt dich" in 1964
    $800 9
This element's symbol is Po
    $800 4
If I don't have a bourbon in hand when I visit this state's Cumberland Falls State Park, I'm vexed
    $800 14
When an alumnus parties with the rest of the Class of '83, they're a bunch of drunk these
    $800 19
A zoo,
Bengal,
Detroit's Comerica Park
    $1000 25
To: (general island mailing).
From: Asthmaboy. Subject: My name.
I'm not happy with the "porcine" name you boys gave me
    $1000 30
While making "Let It Be", The Beatles recorded "Geh Raus", a German-language spoof of this No. 1 hit
    $1000 10
Exodus 2:10 says "and she called his name" this (it's Exodus, folks)
    $1000 5
I'm of one mind to say it's the only state with a unicameral state legislature
    $1000 15
Look, it's a winged celestial being called a cherub! That makes it one of these, an unusual plural
    $1000 20
A car,
the mafia,
Sherwood Forest

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

Tim Clay Sara
$3,800 $2,600 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tim Clay Sara
$4,400 $2,400 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

PHYSICS
THE ANGEL GABRIEL
HISTORIC NEWS PHOTOS
SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL
BODY LANGUAGE
COMMON BLONDES
    $400 3
In a perfectly inelastic collision, this is what would happen to the 2 objects that meet
    $400 1
In Christianity, Gabriel is considered to be one of these high-ranking angels like Michael & Raphael
    $400 13
Month and year of the famous first seen here
    $400 18
The Banzai Pipeline rolls in as part of the venue for the Vans Triple Crown of this sport
    $400 5
Equip with a gun
    $400 26
"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", "Some Like It Hot"
    $800 4
In refraction, radiation passes from one medium into another; this is when radiation bends around an obstacle's edge
    $800 2
Shortly before Muhammad's death, Gabriel took him to this city to meet Abraham & Jesus
    $800 14
This governor is seen here in 1963 blocking a doorway
    $800 19
Brought to the mainstream via the South Bronx, this "floor show" has such moves as poppin', lockin' & windmills
    $800 6
One stage of a journey
    $800 27
"Foul Play",
"Private Benjamin"
    $1200 23
With 8 drops in 75 years, the fluid pitch seen here exemplifies this physics quality of stickiness or flow resistance
    $1200 10
In the N.T., Gabriel appears to Zacharias & tells him that his wife Elizabeth will give birth to this person
    $1200 15
The 1936 photograph of Florence Owens Thompson seen here came to symbolize this national crisis
    $1200 20
Popular with
Latin dance bands,
this instrument
is made from a gourd
    $1200 7
Hug & kiss, maybe in a car
    $1200 28
"Charlie's Angels", "Vanilla Sky"
    $1600 24
(Sarah of the Clue Crew demonstrates pedulums in action.) Two of the three pendulums have the same resonant frequency, in this case, the same length; when one swings, the matching one
will begin to swing, too, which is known as this type of vibration
    $1600 11
In his second appearance in the Old Testament, Gabriel announces the coming end of the Jewish exile here
    DD: $3,000 16
The historic career-ending photo seen here was taken in this year
    $1600 21
Also slang for losing a defender & scoring in basketball, this food coating is applied by using a plastic bag
    DD: $3,000 8
Cool,
with it,
stylish
    $2000 25
(Jon of the Clue Crew demonstrates with a spring and a monitor.) A spring and earthquakes generate these waves with a geographic-sounding name in which the vibrations parallel the direction
    $2000 12
In the Old Testament, when this man has a vision he can't understand, God sends Gabriel to explain it
    $2000 17
Senator Joseph McCarthy is seen here with this young associate in 1954
    $2000 22
The first one of these was invented in China in 132 A.D.; a water spillage type was invented in 19th century Italy
    $2000 9
To tolerate or endure

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tim Clay Sara
$7,800 $7,200 $6,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

FRANCO-AMERICAN HISTORY
After a large French army was wiped out by yellow fever on this island in 1802, Napoleon decided to sell Louisiana

Final scores:

Tim Clay Sara
$1,199 $200 $11,500
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $11,500

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tim Clay Sara
$10,800 $8,200 $4,600
24 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $23,600

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