Show #5912 - Tuesday, May 4, 2010

2009-2010 Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational semifinal game 2.

Contestants

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Charles Shaughnessy, an actor from Mad Men

Isaac Mizrahi, a fashion designer and TV personality from the QVC Network

Michael McKean, a Grammy winner, Oscar nominee and multi-talented performer from Hairspray and The Pajama Game

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Jeopardy! Round

ASTRONOMY & ASTROLOGY
"M" & EMMYS
THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE
PROVERBIALLY SPEAKING
GET A WHIFF OF THIS
POTPOURRI
    $200 16
The International Astronomical Union said in 2006 that this object was really part of the Kuiper Belt, not a true planet
    $200 1
Oui! This legendary mime picked up a 1955 Emmy for Best Specialty Act
    $200 18
Colorado's Front Range is the eastern edge of these mountains
    $200 11
"Laughter is the best" this
    $200 22
Elizabeth Taylor has a perfume called white these
    $200 6
Though it has 3 initials in its name, this telecom giant gets only one for its stock symbol--"T"
    $400 17
Astrologically, houses that lie in the west are called occidental; houses that lie in the east, this
    $400 2
In 2005 & 2006 Tony Shaloub won Emmys for this starring role
    $400 27
The tourist haven of St. Barthelemy, aka St. Bart's, is a little piece of France in this sea
    $400 12
These 2 things "are soon parted"
    $400 23
"What begins here never ends", say ads for this Calvin Klein fragrance
    $400 7
In 2010 it became the first Scandinavian band to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
    $600 19
This second-largest planet takes almost 30 years for one solar revolution
    $600 3
In the '90s it was as good as it gets for Helen Hunt who bagged 4 Emmys for this sitcom
    $600 28
The water kamudi is another name for this giant constricting snake of South America
    $600 13
One of these "is worth a thousand words"
    $600 24
Acqua di Gio is by this Italian designer
    $600 8
This first permanent English settlement in America was named for a British king
    $800 20
The mute signs, so called because they represent silent creatures, are Cancer, Scorpio & this water sign
    $800 4
"Upstairs, Downstairs", part of this PBS anthology series, won 3 Emmys for outstanding drama series
    $800 29
Canada's Ungava Peninsula is on the east side of this immense bay
    $800 14
"A watched pot never" does this
    $800 25
Do you want to smell like this brand, maker of men's & women's fragrances as well as that pocket knife?
    $800 9
In the 1960s flight attendants from this U.S. airline wore Gay '90s & Russian Cossack costumes
    $1000 21
Your zodiac sign, as in "Hey baby, what's your sign?" is also called your this heavenly body sign
    $1000 5
If you do a little snooping, you'll find that Bruce Willis won in 1987 for this series
    $1000 30
U.Va. is in Charlottesville; UBA, founded in 1821, is in this South American city
    $1000 15
"In the land of the blind", this hyphenated person "is king"
    DD: $3,000 26
YSL introduced this perfume in 1977--it's addictive
    $1000 10
Barry Manilow was born in Brooklyn; Michael Dukakis was born in this Massachusetts town

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Michael Isaac Charles
$3,200 $1,000 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Isaac Charles
$6,800 $7,000 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN DRAMATISTS
DIRECTORS' FIRST FEATURES
50th ANNIVERSARIES
NAME THE JAMES
(Alex: The latest list...)
FORBES' RICHEST PEOPLE
FROM THE YIDDI"SCH"
    $400 1
About ex-wife Marilyn Monroe, this playwright said, "I took her as a serious actress before I ever met her"
    $400 2
"Sixteen Candles"
(1984)
    $400 11
50 years ago this trademarked material heard here started making opening packages a lot more fun
    $400 12
...who partnered with Nathaniel Currier in a printmaking firm
    $400 21
Worth $53.5 billion, Carlos Slim, owner of Telmex, became the first person from this country to top the Forbes list
    $400 23
The nose
    $800 3
This longtime love of Dashiell Hammett was the inspiration for Nora Charles in Hammett's "Thin Man" series
    $800 7
"The 40-Year-Old Virgin"
(2005)
    $800 13
Ears, tails, & all, the first of these swinging clubs opened in Chicago Feb. 29, 1960
    $800 17
...who was shot during an assassination attempt on President Reagan
    $800 22
His net worth jumped by $13 billion, but he slipped to No. 2 in part because of his charitable donations
    $800 24
To converse with the aim of gaining an advantage or making a connection
    $1200 4
This "Oleanna" playwright also wrote the movie "Wag the Dog"
    $1200 8
"American Beauty"
(1999)
    $1200 14
"Try To Remember" Liza, Glenn Close & Kristin Chenoweth have all played Luisa in this show that opened off-Broadway in 1960
    $1200 18
...who was the commander of the Royal Society's 1768 expedition to Tahiti to observe the transit of Venus
    $1200 28
Last year's No. 2, this Nebraskan dropped to No. 3 with a mere $47 billion
    $1200 25
A routine that's a standard part of a comedian's repertoire
    $1600 5
He wrote a 10-play cycle of the black experience, each covering a decade; "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" was set in the '20s
    $1600 9
"The Maltese Falcon"
(1941)
    $1600 15
Where were you on Jan. 2, 1960 when this senator announced his candidacy for president?
    DD: $4,000 19
...who, for the 1992 election, coined the phrase "It's the economy, stupid"
    $1600 29
"Spider-Man" mogul Isaac Perlmutter made the list after making $400 million selling this comic company to Disney
    $1600 26
Mazel is luck; this word sometimes paired with "schlemiel" refers to a luckless failure
    $2000 6
In an attempt to write a hit to finance the Group Theatre, he wrote "Golden Boy" in 1937
    $2000 10
"Mondo Trasho"
(1969)
    $2000 16
Sometimes called a cartel, this organization was set up in 1960 by 5 oil-rich nations
    $2000 20
...who made literary films like "Howard's End" with Ismail Merchant
    DD: $2,800 30
The appropriately named Li Ka-shing is the richest man from this island territory that changed hands in 1997
    $2000 27
"The whole" this is the Yiddish-derived version of another culture's "the whole enchilada"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Isaac Charles
$19,600 $14,600 $18,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

OFFICIAL STATE SONGS
In 1953 it became the only state whose official song was written for a Broadway musical

Final scores:

Michael Isaac Charles
$37,100 $28,600 $16,399
Finalist 2nd place: an additional $75,000 to Good Shepherd Services 3rd place: an additional $50,000 to the 1736 Family Crisis Center

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Michael Isaac Charles
$18,800 $12,600 $15,600
24 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $47,000

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