Show #5904 - Thursday, April 22, 2010

Contestants

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Chris Staaf, a history professor from Dallas, Georgia

Hilary Caws-Elwitt, a librarian from Friendsville, Pennsylvania

Phil Bucska, a high school history teacher originally from Woodhaven, Michigan (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
LOOK WHO'S TALKING
GREASE
"FACE"/"OFF"
PRIMARY COLORS
JOHN TRAVOLTA FILMS
    $200 21
No concert, pal; too long at the beach & now you have the fever & little blisters of this "poisoning"
    $200 26
This 19th century American humorist observed, "Be careful about reading health books, you may die of a misprint"
    $200 16
A Hawaiian greasy spoon might well serve a dish called musubi made with rice, seaweed & this Hormel product
    $200 2
Jacks, queens or kings, deck-wise
    $200 11
Jello Biafra & Ralph Nader were both presidential candidates for this party in 2000
    $200 1
John was really a "drag" in this 2007 film in which he played Edna Turnblad, a role first made famous by Divine
    $400 22
It's not the night for that single malt scotch tasting; your hepatoma in this organ has flared up, bringing fever
    $400 17
Every March brings the national day named for this sometimes-greasy treat
    $400 3
A cheap imitation
    $400 12
In 1971 Huey Newton announced this party was adopting a nonviolent manifesto
    $400 4
One of the settings for this Travolta film is Gilley's roadhouse bar
    $600 23
Your 8-month-old is the sick one; you'll be home pulling these chilled rings out of the freezer as the party rages
    $600 29
This 19th century French chemist & microbiologist observed, "Fortune favors the prepared mind"
    $600 18
Though we doubt he did it in a "hut", a New Zealand man set a Guinness record by eating a 12" this in 1 min., 45 secs.
    $600 8
To referee a game, or to oversee a wedding
    $600 13
Formed in 1995, this fiscally conservative coalition of the Democratic Party has over 50 members--woof!
    $600 7
One of the 2 films in which Travolta played mobster Chili Palmer
    $800 24
"I got shot" will do when texting your date; skip the part about the infection here, where the bullet leaves the body
    $800 28
This '50s Secretary of State said you must "Take chances for peace...if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost"
    $800 19
The photo here will settle this breakfast dish
    $800 9
An introductory essay in a book
    $800 14
In the election of 1892, the Populist Party supported "free" this mineral (also a color)
    $800 6
Before "Welcome Back, Kotter" aired, Travolta played one of this title girl's tormentors in a 1976 horror film
    $1000 25
You're missing out on steak because sprouts got you with this bacterium; curse you, Dr. Escherich!
    $1000 27
This leading poet of the Irish literary revival requested, "Tread softly because you tread on my dreams"
    $1000 20
This sandwich with a city name is a French roll with thin slices of beef, sauteed onions & a certain dairy product
    DD: $1,000 10
This word meaning lacking serious intent contains all the vowels in order
    $1000 15
The group known as "Code" this calls itself a "women-initiated grassroots peace & social justice movement"
    $1000 5
Travolta was romantically involved with Diana Hyland, who played his mom in this made-for-TV film about a sick kid

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

Phil Hilary Chris
$1,600 $0 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Phil Hilary Chris
$5,200 $1,200 $4,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE COMPOSER CONDUCTS
TV
COUNTRY ADD A LETTER
PERKIN' UP
LITERARY CHARACTERS
BEFORE & AFTER
    $400 1
He leads the Skywalker Symphony Orchestra in recordings of his own film music
    $400 3
On Jan. 22, 2010 this late night host said goodbye to NBC after 17 years on the network
    $400 13
(Kelly of the Clue Crew points to a map on the monitor.) Add a letter to the country shown here & you get this painful wrenching of the ligaments around a joint
    $400 8
This title M.D. is taught to communicate with animals by his pet parrot, Polynesia
    $400 18
'50s sitcom dad to Ricky & David who became president of South Africa in 1994
    $800 2
That's this man leading the band in "The Stars and Stripes Forever" for president Hoover
    $800 4
This "Sunday Night Football" & "Monday Night Football" commentator retired in 2009 at age 73
    $800 14
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew points to a map on the monitor.) Add a letter to the country highlighted here & you'll get this acronym for a device usable offshore
    $800 9
In "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", she leads her brothers & sister, Peter, Edmund & Susan, into Narnia
    $800 19
The eighth U.N. secretary-general who's an Oscar-winning song from "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
    $1200 5
In 2008 this commentator & Sean Hannity parted ways
    DD: $2,000 15
(Kelly of the Clue Crew points to a map on the monitor.) Add a letter to the country in red & you get this word for a female
    $1200 25
Novartis makes these hyphenated caffeine pills that have been helping college kids study for years
    $1200 10
This mustachioed detective loves exercising his "little grey cells" & first appears in "The Mysterious Affair at Styles"
    $1200 20
Ms. Sheindlin's legal TV show stars in "Meet Me in St. Louis" & "Summer Stock"
    $1600 27
On Dec. 22, 1808 Beethoven conducted his 5th & 6th symphonies &, from the keyboard, his 4th this
    $1600 6
In 2009 "King of the Hill" started a run on this "athletic" portion of the Cartoon Network schedule
    $1600 16
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew points to a map on the monitor.) Add a letter to the country shown here & you get this word describing a fully equipped business opportunity
    $1600 24
Whether sugarfree or cola, this energy drink "gives you wiiings"
    DD: $3,600 11
Ironically, Henry Fleming gets this title reward in an 1895 novel after being struck by a comrade during a retreat
    $1600 21
"Happy Days" spin-off that was the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. congress
    $2000 26
In 1905 he led the London Symphony Orchestra in the premiere of the "Pomp And Circumstance" march No. 3
    $2000 7
A red beverage introduced for public sale bore the same name as this HBO show, in which the drink is seen
    $2000 17
(Kelly of the Clue Crew points to a map on the monitor.) Add a letter to the country that's highlighted & you get this word meaning "harmless"
    $2000 23
For a real jolt, try crackheads, dark chocolate covering these Italian-sounding coffee beans
    $2000 12
Her last name is Meeber; Dreiser said she was full of "the illusions of ignorance and youth"
    $2000 22
A nickname for Alaska & Sweden about perpetual daylight becomes the father of modern China

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Phil Hilary Chris
$16,000 $12,000 $10,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

TELECOMMUNICATIONS TERMINOLOGY
In 1992 New York got the first one: 917

Final scores:

Phil Hilary Chris
$12,001 $3,999 $1
2-day champion: $32,401 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Phil Hilary Chris
$16,200 $10,000 $10,000
19 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
15 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $36,200

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