Show #5814 - Thursday, December 17, 2009

2009-2010 Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational quarterfinal game 4.

Contestants

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Joshua Malina, a TV actor and creator/producer from Celebrity Poker Showdown

Harry Shearer, a humorist, Spinal Tap bassist, and voice from The Simpsons

Christopher Meloni, a star from Law & Order: SVU and HBO's Oz

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Jeopardy! Round

THEATRE
CELEBRITY HEADACHES
HAPPY FEDERAL HOLIDAY!
NAME THAT LANGUAGE
IN PLAIN SIGHT
LIMERICK TIME
    $200 8
"To be or not to be", Ralph Fiennes & more recently Jude Law have delivered the famous soliloquy as this Great Dane
    $200 13
If you're a celebrity, these photographers named for a character in a movie can be anywhere
    $200 6
In 1789 a general proclamation was issued naming November 26 a day of national this
    $200 1
¿Donde esta el baño?
    $200 16
You can see George Washington in profile from Highway 244, the road to this national memorial
    $200 24
Tom was certainly bitter / It leaked: He was a knitter! / He always would rue / That all his pals knew / How'd it get posted on ____
    $400 9
In the female version of this play, Olive Madison is the slob & Florence Unger is the fussy neatnik
    $400 14
Even in small towns, people might come up to you & ask for one of these, from the words meaning "self writing"
    $400 7
This man's Jan. 15 birthday is honored each year with a holiday on the third Monday of the month
    $400 2
Ich möchte etwas aus Leder
    $400 17
No wonder it's so long--it was built over 2 millennia across northern China & southern Mongolia
    $400 25
Miss Lee once tried to answer / What sign belonged to a dancer / "Pisces! / Oh crises! / I knew I should've guessed ____"
    $600 12
This Alfred Uhry play was based on the story of his Jewish grandmother & her black chauffeur
    $600 15
It can be tough remembering your password for your secret bank account in this most populous city in Switzerland
    DD: $400 10
In 1792 NYC honored the 300th anniv. of a famous arrival with the first major U.S. celebration of this holiday
    $600 3
Questa camera non mi piace molto
    $600 18
It's the highest concrete arch dam in the United States
    $600 26
Joe felt he should repent / So, off to church he went / The priest decreed / Joe wouldn't feed / He'd fast 40 days like it's ___
    $800 22
This playwright's "The Night of the Iguana" takes place at the rustic Costa Verde Hotel in Mexico
    $800 11
I've never belted out "Here We Come A-Wassailing", traditionally sung to celebrate this, but I'm still takin' this day off!
    $800 4
Kawa ga made toi desu ka
    $800 19
Parts of this natural wonder seen here are just 10 miles off the shore of northeastern Australia
    $1000 23
The musical "Nine" is an adaptation of this Italian director's movie "8 1/2"
    $1000 21
Matthew Maguire, a machinist, played a big role in staging the first parade for this holiday in NYC in September 1882
    $1000 5
Veni, vidi, vici
    $1000 20
There are more than 600 of those gigantic big head statues on this Chilean island

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

Christopher Harry Joshua
$3,000 $2,400 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Christopher Harry Joshua
$5,200 $5,000 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

SCIENCE
THE FOLKSMEN
IN A GOOD CAUSE
PEOPLE BOOKS
STABLER
"ARG"!!!
    $400 20
This green pigment is required for photosynthesis
    $400 8
This "Freewheelin'" folkster was born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1941
    $400 7
After helping out in the American Revolution, Tadeusz Kosciuszko went home to fight for this land's freedom
    $400 13
In "Home Game", Michael Lewis' flaws "amuse more than irritate", like changing only 7 of his son's first 600 of these
    $400 2
This 3-letter piece stabilizes the motion of an airplane, rocket or fish
    $400 1
As a noun, it's a flat boat; as a verb, it's often used with "in" & means to rudely interrupt
    $800 21
One meter equals 39.37 of these
    $800 10
First names of Messrs. Yarrow & Stookey, who folked it up with the late Mary Travers
    $800 9
Add 1 letter to quality to get this quality that W.E.B. Du Bois fought for
    $800 14
Want an "endearing memoir-with-recipes"? Try Giulia Melucci's "I loved, I lost, I made" this popular pasta
    $800 27
Carboxymethyl cellulose & locust bean gum make this cold, sweet treat more stable
    $800 3
It's the white space around printed matter
    DD: $3,000 26
Fructose is a monosaccharide, a simple one of these
    $1200 12
His 1965 "Songbook" album includes solo versions of "I Am A Rock" & "The Sound Of Silence"
    $1200 11
According to the Innocence Project, 17 convicts who were exonerated using DNA had spent time on this row
    $1200 15
Clarissa Cruz called Jennifer Weiner's novel "engaging"; She & Jen must be BFFs, short for these (also the title)
    $1200 28
If you live in L.A. you know this word is used for reinforcing an existing building so it's stabler for the next quake
    $1200 4
I'm so sluggish & apathetic; I'm so this that I can hardly finish reading the cl...
    $1600 25
A depiction of this dinosaur of the Cretaceous period is seen here
    $1600 17
In the late '50s Dave Guard, Nick Reynolds & Bob Shane earned folk fame as this group
    $1600 16
Doctors Without Borders has given out nets in malaria-ridden Guinea; not for basketball but to stop these insects
    $1600 22
A review of "South of Broad" says Pat Conroy's "first novel in 14 years begins where he left off:" this So. Carolina city
    $1600 29
Lithium was used on gout when doctors noticed it made moods more stable; now it's used for this up-&-down disorder
    $1600 5
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park lies on the east coast of this Florida island
    $2000 24
pH, the measure of acidity, stands for "potential of" this most abundant element
    $2000 18
Rolling Stone called this Okie from Okemah "the face of American folk music"
    $2000 19
Charles Lummis fought to end the policy of making Native American children leave these areas for boarding schools
    DD: $3,300 23
"Not Harry but the next best thing" said People of this woman's "The Tales of Beedle the Bard"
    $2000 6
It's the item of apparel seen here

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Christopher Harry Joshua
$13,200 $13,000 $7,900

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Final Jeopardy! Round

FADS
It was inspired by a piece of Australian physical education equipment & 100 million were sold worldwide in 1958

Final scores:

Christopher Harry Joshua
$200 $17,000 $1
2nd place: $25,000 to Smile Train Winner: $50,000 to Common Ground Relief 3rd place: $25,000 to the Archer School for Girls

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Christopher Harry Joshua
$13,200 $13,200 $9,400
18 R,
2 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
12 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $35,800

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