Show #5799 - Thursday, November 26, 2009

Contestants

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Jody Allen, a bookstore manager and actor from New York, New York

Nancy Riggs, a puppeteer from Atlanta, Georgia

Mike Marmesh, a veterinarian from Miami, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $4,700)

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Jeopardy! Round

FEMALE INVENTORS
GRAMMY-WINNING MUSIC VIDEOS
BORN & DIED
BREAKFAST CEREALS
ANIMAL FARM
WEIRD WORDS
    $200 24
In 1903 Mary Anderson created these after noticing streetcar drivers struggling to see in rainy conditions
    $200 21
"Where The Streets Have No Name"
(1988)
    $200 1
Be-bopped into the world Aug. 29, 1920; found the joy of sax & flew away March 12, 1955
    $200 11
The silly rabbit can't resist this cereal's fruity flavors, including Lemony Lemon & Grapity Purple
    $200 6
The L.A. Times says the Norwegian variety of this animal came to Los Angeles via rail, the black variety via ship
    $200 13
To hornswoggle someone is to do this to them
    $400 25
After a chemical spill at 3M, Patsy Sherman helped create this versatile fabric stain repellant
    $400 22
"The Confessions Tour"
(2007)
    $400 2
Tough guy actor born Nov. 3, 1921; had no "Death Wish" but made his "Great Escape" Aug. 30, 2003
    $400 12
A man who spilled bran on a hot stove accidentally created the flakes of this "Breakfast of Champions"
    $400 7
This large fowl was originally domesticated in Mexico & taken to Spain around 1519
    $400 17
A quocker-wodger is a wooden one of these children's toys with strings
    $600 26
Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron, is said by some to be the first programmer, as she used this number system
    $600 23
"Bring On The Night"
(1986)
    $600 3
New Yorker cartoonist, drew his first breath Jan. 7, 1912; left his ooky family Sept. 29, 1988
    $600 14
This great! Kellogg's cereal was introduced in 1952
    $600 8
The crested this is the biggest African rodent, & has a really good defense system, too
    $600 18
Dactylonomy is the advanced art of counting using these
    $800 27
All policemen can thank Stephanie Kwolek for her invention of this polymer fiber 5 times tougher than steel
    $800 29
"Runnin' Down A Dream"
(2008)
    $800 4
Seismologist born April 26, 1900; shook the world with his Sept. 30, 1985 death
    $800 15
This cereal was introduced by General Mills in 1937; maybe you'll get it on Route 66?
    $800 9
The spadefoot variety of this amphibian can lay up to 3,000 eggs in pools created by a summer rainfall
    $800 19
From the Greek for "belly speech", engastrimyth is another name for this type of stage performer
    DD: $1,000 28
Several of Beulah Henry's inventions dealt with this machine, like the protograph, which made 4 copies with no carbon paper
    $1000 5
Born in Lille, Nov. 22, 1890; said a general au revoir Nov. 9, 1970
    $1000 16
The mascot of Cocoa Puffs is Sonny, this type of bird
    $1000 10
The dried dung of this animal, Bos grunniens, is often the only obtainable fuel in the treeless Tibetan plateaus
    $1000 20
Also a slang term for the head in Shakespeare's time, a costard is an old variety of this fruit

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

Mike Nancy Jody
$2,800 -$1,000 $4,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Nancy Jody
$3,400 $1,400 $7,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

GEOGRAPHY "B"
TV THINGS IN COMMON
COLLEGE COLLAGE
IT'S THE 26th
THERE'S A TITLE IN THE TITLE
BEFORE & AFTER
    $400 6
The name of this Chinese city means "northern capital"
    $400 11
"Dingbat", "Meathead" & "Little Girl" were all nicknames used by this character
    $400 16
Later a member of George W. Bush's cabinet, she enrolled in the University of Denver at age 15
    $400 21
The 26th state to join the Union, it bears the name of the lake it borders
    $400 26
Shakespeare's "Pericles, ____ of Tyre"
    $400 1
"King" of the dinosaurs who starred in "My Fair Lady"
    $800 7
This city that straddles the Danube was once called the "Queen of the Danube"
    $800 12
Pulau Tiga, Vanuatu & Palau have all been locales for this long-running show
    DD: $4,000 17
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Berkeley campus.) Several structures here at Berkeley, including this one, the Memorial Mining Building, were financed by & named for this newspaper baron's family
    $800 22
Ratified in 1971, the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted voting rights to this group
    $800 27
Rosalind Wiseman's book that inspired the movie "Mean Girls": "____ Bees & Wannabes"
    $800 2
A recently surpassed all-time home run king turns into a "killer" vice president of the early 1800s
    $1200 8
The few people who live on this island partner of Antigua keep busy lobster fishing
    $1200 13
David Puddy, Keith Hernandez & Joel Rifkin were all once enamored with this character
    $1200 18
Escola Tecnica Federal de Goia & Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana are found in this country
    $1200 23
Castro's 26th of July movement linked with a "Junta of Unity" & overthrew this Cuban dictator
    $1200 28
Donna Woolfolk Cross' historical novel "____ Joan" (not "Saint")
    $1200 3
Teddy Roosevelt's policy that promises fairness & a chance to win cash on a game show hosted by Howie Mandel
    $1600 9
The name of this island that's 165 miles northwest of Tahiti means "first born"
    DD: $2,000 14
The Looking Glass, the Orchid & the Pearl were all stations on this show
    $1600 19
One of the 2 colleges that Woody Allen attended, never graduating
    $1600 24
Little is known about this 26th century B.C. ruler, but his fame was assured by the tomb he built, the Great Pyramid
    $1600 29
Stephen L. Carter's novel "The ____ of Ocean Park"
    $1600 4
The first Mickey Mouse cartoon with sound is baseball's "Say Hey Kid"
    $2000 10
In the 1300s what is now this landlocked republic came under the control of neighboring Lithuania
    $2000 15
You could find the Great Northern Hotel, the Packard Saw Mill & the Double R Diner on this series
    $2000 20
In 1931 he established his "Institute" of technology in Chicago & in 1953 it was renamed for him
    $2000 25
It's the term in England for December 26th, a day to salute your postman
    $2000 30
Nikolai Gogol's play "The ____ General"
    $2000 5
2008 comedy with Ben Stiller & Jack Black playing soldiers that's a Springsteen song with the line "Sit tight take hold"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Nancy Jody
$12,200 $600 $25,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

ENGINEERING FEATS
In 1937 its chief engineer wrote a poem about it, mentioning its "titan piers" & the "Redwood Empire" to the north

Final scores:

Mike Nancy Jody
$23,200 $1,199 $25,000
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $25,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mike Nancy Jody
$12,200 $1,600 $21,400
15 R,
1 W
8 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
26 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $35,200

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