Show #5914 - Thursday, May 6, 2010

2009-2010 Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational final game 1.

Contestants

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Jane Curtin, an actress from Kate & Allie and 3rd Rock from the Sun

Cheech Marin, an actor, comedian, director, writer and musician from Lost

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

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Jeopardy! Round

DANGER IN WONDERLAND
THAT'S HANDY
SPOILER ALERT!
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
WORKING ON THE RAILROAD
BEGINS & ENDS WITH "O"
    $200 19
Distinct alabaster fur; you'll know him by the big pocket watch he refers to; careful--he moves quickly
    $200 14
The hand gesture with 2 pairs of fingers bunched together was made by this Vulcan on the original "Star Trek"
    $200 1
1968:
The Statue of Liberty sticks up out of the sand
    $200 6
Argentina
    $200 27
This semipublic corporation that operates intercity U.S. passenger trains was created by Congress in 1970
    $200 9
The website for this snack features the Double Stuf Racing League
    $400 20
Don't let the smile fool you--this feline has razor-sharp claws & a cloaking device; terminate with extreme prejudice
    $400 15
U.S. code says that when this song plays, you put your hand over your heart
    $400 2
1999:
The first rule of this film is Brad Pitt doesn't really exist
    $400 7
Austria
    $400 28
The Tokaido Shinkansen, known by this "weapon" name, can hit 185 mph
    $400 10
Herr Bismarck knows this given name comes from a Germanic word meaning "rich"
    $600 24
She tried to whack Alice with that "off with her head" line; wait 'til she gets a load of you
    $600 16
One of the two youth organizations that use the hand sign seen here
    $600 3
1968:
The baby's father, could it be... Satan?
    $600 8
Canada
(both, please)
    $600 23
13-letter word for the operations manager of a depot or terminal
    $600 11
It's another word for margarine
    $800 25
These 2 brothers may look like dimwits but they're vicious; beware the sword & umbrella, their weapons of choice
    $800 17
In Christian ritual it involves moving the hand from the forehead, to the chest & then to each shoulder in turn
    $800 4
1959:
Joe E. Brown discovers that "she" is really a guy
    $800 21
Egypt
    $800 29
Organized in 1867, his firm built, staffed & operated sleeping cars on all major U.S. railroads
    $800 12
This term for an extended musical composition comes from the Italian for "small chapel"
    $1000 26
A suspected drug dealer who smokes from a hookah & peddles mushrooms--he's gotta go
    $1000 18
The titles of a 1927 Al Jolson film & a 1979 Bob Fosse film gave us the term for these hands
    $1000 5
1932:
The unusual circus performers discover Olga's murderous plans & turn her into a "chicken woman"
    DD: $1,000 22
Brazil
    $1000 30
On April 30, 1900 this engineer gave his life in a train crash to save his passengers; his name would live on in ballads
    $1000 13
L.A. restaurant Locanda Veneta serves this veal dish con risotto

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

Michael Cheech Jane
$4,000 $2,600 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Cheech Jane
$8,800 $3,200 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE NEW YORK TIMES THEATER
DESCRIBING THE NO. 1 SONG
I COULD USE SOME SELF-HELP!
(Alex: We're dealing with anagrams in...)
SCRAMBLED EGGS?
AMERICANS IN PARIS
CROSSWORD CLUES "Q"
    $400 6
Frank Rich wrote you could feel Broadway history being made in this musical about a black female singing group
    $400 11
1990:
Madonna turns a magazine into a dance
    $400 12
That hair! Those shorts! Both are still around for this exercise guy known for his "Sweatin' to the Oldies"
    $400 22
Denver dish:
TOT MELEE
    $400 1
He worked on his "An American in Paris" while staying with brother Ira at Paris' Hotel Majestic
    $400 14
Feather pen
(5)
    $800 7
Times multimedia features include snapshots taken at this exit, the proverbial spot to have a moment with a theater star
    $800 18
1975:
John Denver explains why he's grateful for the simple, rural life
    $800 13
John Gray penned the book these 2 planets "Together Forever--Relationship Skills for Lasting Love"
    $800 27
A pancake-like offering in Rome:
FAT TRAIT
    $800 2
This statesman attended Masonic lodge meetings with the sculptor Houdon, who did the bust of him seen here
    $800 23
To drink heartily
(5)
    $1200 8
The Times found audience participation having a heyday in shows like "The 25th Annual Putnam County" this
    $1200 19
1968:
Marvin Gaye gets the news through third parties that his girlfriend will be leaving him
    $1200 15
Rick Warren guided readers on a 40-day spiritual journey in the No. 1 bestseller "The" this "Driven Life"
    $1200 28
Shhh! I'm making this egg dish for a dessert!:
OF FUELS
    DD: $3,000 3
In March 1971 this rocker closed the door on his band & moved to Paris to focus on his poetry
    $1200 24
Jelly fruit
(6)
    $1600 9
As a critics' pick in 2008, this Lin-Manuel Miranda musical was called "a salsa-flavored soap opera"
    $1600 20
Vanilla Ice, 1990:
The rapper is quite confident in both his MC abilities & his appeal to women
    DD: $3,000 16
"The Art of Happiness" was written by this Asian man who was picked out for his present job at the age of 2
    $1600 29
South of the border treat:
OH NERVOUS SEARCH
    $1600 4
While minister to France, 1784-1789, this future president enjoyed Parisian culture, as well as the fine food & wine
    $1600 25
Petty critique
(7)
    $2000 10
Ben Brantley says "injustice has been very good" to this musical writing duo; see "Chicago" & their new "The Scottsboro Boys"
    $2000 21
J. Geils, 1982:
Horrors! The singer must deal with his "angel" being cute enough to be featured in a men's magazine
    $2000 17
Last name of Dale, who wrote "How to Win Friends and Influence People"
    $2000 30
It sounds like a dance:
EMU REIGN
    $2000 5
Sherwood Anderson & Ernest Hemingway were among the expatriate writers who hung out at her Paris salon
    $2000 26
A literary bell ringer
(9)

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Cheech Jane
$21,600 $11,600 $19,000

Final Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN LITERATURE
A contemporary review of this 1851 novel said, "Who would have looked for... poetry in blubber?"

Final scores:

Michael Cheech Jane
$31,600 $6,600 $29,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Michael Cheech Jane
$21,600 $11,600 $15,800
24 R,
0 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
21 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $49,000

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