Show #5695 - Friday, May 15, 2009

2009 College Championship final game 2.

Contestants

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Laura Myers, a senior from the University of Missouri (subtotal of $13,300)

Patrick Tucker, a senior from the University of Notre Dame (subtotal of $20,200)

Eric Betts, a senior from Emory University (subtotal of $20,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

WARS BY BATTLE
GETTING YOUR ACTOR TOGETHER
SCINTILLATING SYLLABUS
EUROPE
FUN WITH FASHION
MISSING WORDS
    $200 6
1942:
The Battle of Midway
    $200 1
In "Even Stevphen", a "Daily Show" segment, Stephen Colbert debated this Steve who now works in an "Office"
    $200 23
At the Univ. of Wisconsin you can take a course analyzing these daytime TV programs
    $200 16
This Italian island's provinces include Syracuse, Messina & Palermo
    $200 11
The shoes known as jellies are so-named because they resemble the look of these treats
    $200 21
If you're a castaway in dire need of salt, put seawater in a bowl and wait for the water to do this
    $400 7
1814:
The Battle of Lake Champlain
    $400 2
He played "The Gentleman on the Plane" in a "Friends" episode before becoming "House M.D."
    $400 24
At Santa Clara U., really talk trash as you learn about mold & rates of decomposition in "The Joy of" this
    $400 17
From about 1500 to 1850, glaciers advanced in the Alps in what's called a "Little" this period
    $400 12
Made by combining natural minerals with quartz sand, these Swarovski products sparkle on evening bags
    $400 22
A syllable used when something suddenly vanishes, it's also the toy brand that makes Ramrockets
    $600 8
1898:
The Battle of San Juan Hill
    $600 3
"Buffalo Anchorman" in "Airplane II: The Sequel", he's a bit more well-known as a TV vowel salesman
    $600 25
A class at Bowdoin College studies directors like Romero & Craven in a review of this genre of movies
    $600 18
From 1714 to 1721 Russia occupied this neighbor in what has been called the "Great Wrath"
    $600 13
The haik, worn by Berbers, is related to this ancient Roman garment--so why aren't there haik parties on campus?
    $600 28
In the end times a true believer missing from Earth hasn't been captured but this rhyming word, meaning raised up
    $800 9
1951:
The Battle of Heartbreak Ridge
    $800 4
Uncredited as Agent 006 in Steve Martin's "Pink Panther", this Brit starred in "Duplicity" in 2009
    $800 26
Alfred U. offered a course on this sweet tree product, noting the process hasn't changed much in centuries
    $800 19
In 1998 this president of Yugoslavia sent troops into Kosovo to crush an ethnic Albanian uprising
    $800 14
Also a synonym for "amulet", this type of trinket now hangs on handbags & cell phones as well as bracelets
    $800 29
The name of this software introduced in 1991 comes before "out" to mean get rid of an element in a picture
    DD: $1,400 10
1415:
The Battle of Agincourt
    $1000 5
He has somehow turned donning sunglasses into an art form as Horatio Caine on "CSI: Miami"
    $1000 27
Kentucky's Centre College offered "The Art of" this, a lost mode of transportation; Monty Python likes it silly
    $1000 20
In 1859 Moldavia & Walachia united to form this country with Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza as its ruler
    $1000 15
'70s disco divas danced in white clothes that glowed under this kind of light; it's still fun to do it today
    $1000 30
Los desaparecidos--those missing at the hands of Argentina's former dictatorship--translates to this

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

Eric Patrick Laura
$2,000 $1,400 $4,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Patrick Laura
$5,000 $3,200 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

TAKE ME TO THE BALLET!
BE A SPORT
YOU: STAYING YOUNG
(Alex: Featuring that book's author, Dr. Oz.)
LITERARY CHARACTERS ON TWITTER
HAIL TO THE CHIEF
"Y"S UP!
    $400 6
I'm hoping that the serpent will show up in the ballet "After Eden", but I'm afraid we'll just see this duo
    $400 7
It's foul to have a defensive tackle jump offside into the neutral zone in this sport
    $400 17
(Here's Dr. Oz.) Holding a cork in your teeth can relax your jaws, & ease the everyday struggle with this, defined in physics as a force that strains or deforms a body
    $400 12
I'm Carillon on at Notre-Dame in 1482
    $400 1
Once a teacher, this president who guided the U.S. through WWI was nicknamed "The Professor"
    $400 18
Yikes!
Some of these sweet potato lookalikes can measure 6 feet long & weigh 100 pounds
    $800 23
I may nod off during this Tchaikovsky fairy tale ballet, even before that spindle turns up
    $800 8
This sport gives a Gold Glove Award (not to be confused with boxing's Golden Gloves)
    $800 27
(Dr. Oz...) Take a daily dose of the seeds from this plant that have anti-oxident properties and can lower blood pressure; and don't worry--you won't sprout green hair
    $800 13
I'm rescuing Mr. Frodo from Orcs & leading him to the edge of the Crack Of Doom; it can be rough being Mr. F's friend
    $800 2
Campaigning against Hubert Humphrey in 1968, he said he had a "secret plan" to end the war in Vietnam
    $800 19
In 1973 Arab states attacked Israel on this Jewish Day of Atonement
    $1200 24
I hear there's a heavenly body in "Icarus": it's the ballerina who plays this heavenly body
    $1200 9
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew demonstrates some hockey strategies on a monitor) In ice hockey, player A's shot is legal; player B's shot crosses two red lines, which is this infraction
    $1200 28
(Dr. Oz gives the clue.) Prostate growth has been shown to slow down due to eating the green fruit of this tree, but there are recipes healthier than guacamole
    $1200 14
Beowulf ripped off my arm & I'm in Heorot Hospital, but not for long; prognosis is terminal
    $1200 3
In 1860 he began working in his father's leather goods store in Galena, Ill.; a year later, he was in the Civil War
    $1200 20
Beware these snazzy dressers seen here--they can sting repeatedly
    DD: $400 25
I'm allergic to feathers, so don't let me sit too close to Odette in this classic ballet
    $1600 10
This man lived to see the indoor sport he invented become an Olympic event in 1936
    $1600 29
(Doctor...) In the exercise I call "I Dream Of Genie," you can strengthen your abs, quads, and shoulder muscles. Be sure to squeeze the fleshy muscles of the buttocks, known by this one-syllable name
    $1600 15
Having a red-letter day--been sentenced to stand for 3 hours on a pillory platform; the 17th c. stinks!
    DD: $3,000 4
He told Lincoln, "If you are as happy in entering the White House as I feel on returning (home), you are a happy man indeed
    $1600 21
It's another name for the Abominable Snowman
    $2000 26
Ouch! A golden bird pecks a king to death in "Le Coq d'or" by this hyphenated Russian composer
    $2000 11
(Jon of the Clue Crew shows part of a bike in Trek Bicycle Corporation in Waterloo, WI.) An early advocate of cycling, Paul de Vivie experimented with geared bikes, leading to the perfection of this Frenched-named gearshifting device
    $2000 30
(Dr. Oz, please...) Dangerous fats, like trans fats, are solid at room temperature; good fats? They're liquid--like this Greek-letter one from salmon & walnuts
    $2000 16
2 1886 Twitterers, please: I'm killing someone. Now I have a medical degree. Now I'm being killed, which kills me as well
    $2000 5
Upon his death in 1845, he was buried next to his wife Rachel in the Garden Of The Hermitage
    $2000 22
A dynasty in China from 1279 to 1368, it's also the name of China's basic unit of currency

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Patrick Laura
$13,400 $19,000 $8,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

19th CENTURY AMERICANS
This New Englander began building his house in March 1845 & later wrote that it cost exactly $28.12 1/2

Final scores:

Eric Patrick Laura
$10,501 $11,399 $16,600

Cumulative scores:

Eric Patrick Laura
$30,501 $31,599 $29,900
1st runner-up: $50,000 Tournament champion: $100,000 + a trophy 2nd runner-up: $29,900

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Eric Patrick Laura
$13,400 $18,800 $8,200
17 R,
1 W
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
6 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $40,400

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