Show #6053 - Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Contestants

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Ellen Kimmel, a school nurse from Nanuet, New York

Raghuveer Mukkamalla, an IT analyst from Herndon, Virginia

Marissa Goldsmith, a web developer from Springfield, Virginia (whose 3-day cash winnings total $44,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

JOHANNES BRAHMS
A DAY AT THE HORSE RACES
U.S. FLAG ETIQUETTE
NOT SO FAMOUS LAST WORDS
DO TRY THIS AT HOME
"BABY" TALK
    $200 12
As a young man, Brahms chose this as his main instrument & played it in taverns to make a living
    $200 6
This Golden Palamino, "the smartest horse in the movies", noses ahead; Roy Rogers aboard
    $200 7
The flag code specifies that a lapel flag pin is to be worn near this body part
    $200 17
General John Sedgwick, near Spotsylvania during this war: "They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance"
    $200 22
When doing this task, change direction from week to week to keep the pile of the carpet upright
    $200 1
It's a period of sharp increase in the birthrate, as in the U.S. following WWII
    $400 13
Brahms got off to a bad start with this Hungarian composer by falling asleep during one of his concerts
    $400 8
On the rail is this mythical horse sired by Medusa & Poseidon; he's running like he has wings!
    $400 27
It's the preferred way to destroy an American flag in bad condition
    $400 18
Alex, an African grey one of these to a researcher: "You be good. See you tomorrow. I love you"
    $400 23
Whether its virgin or extra virgin, store it in a dark place; light as well as heat can spoil it
    $400 2
After the euphoria of birth, a new mom may experience mild-to-severe depression with this "colorful" nickname
    $600 14
It's the name of the familiar Brahms composition heard here
    $600 9
& away they go... this horse that hit TV in 1956 trails early... his jockey, Gumby, has him moving as if he was made of clay!
    $600 28
In a military fold, the flag is folded twice lengthwise & then folded until this geometric shape is achieved at the finish
    $600 19
Lady Astor, on seeing her family assembled: "Is it my" this "or am I dying?"
    $600 24
Usually found effervescing on great-grandma's nightstand, this product can also be used to clean silver teapots
    $600 3
Nestle calls this nutty candy bar "America's Baby"
    $800 15
Brahms wrote only 4 of these compositions, including No.3 in F major
    $800 10
At the far turn, it's my friend this horse now ridden by Alison Lohman, taking over for Roddy McDowall
    DD: $1,500 29
On this holiday, the flag is displayed at half staff until noon & then at full staff until sunset
    $800 20
This '60s guru before dropping out for good: "Why not?"
    $800 25
When doing this to your tie, like Burt Lancaster in "Atlantic City", put a piece of cardboard inside it
    $800 4
In 1957 couturier Balenciaga featured dresses with this infantile name
    $1000 16
Brahms spent much of his creative life in Vienna, but was born in this port, today the second-largest city in Germany
    $1000 11
On the outside is this "Toy Story 2" horse from the Pixar stables, riding like the wind
    $1000 30
In the U.S., this organization's flag may be flown above the Stars and Stripes only at its NYC headquarters
    $1000 21
This troubled chess master: "Nothing is as healing as the human touch"
    $1000 26
You can replace a broken window pane yourself, but prime the wood before applying this, also called glazing compound
    $1000 5
We only have eyes for this primate seen here

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

Marissa Raghuveer Ellen
$2,600 $2,200 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Marissa Raghuveer Ellen
$6,500 $3,000 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

ISLAND NATIONS
TV CHARACTERS
FLY ME WITH BALLOONS
MED. ABBREV.
20th CENTURY FACES
BABY TALK
    $400 1
In 2006 a sign language became this country's third official language along with English & Maori
    $400 17
This CONTROL agent's shoe phone is on exhibit at the CIA's SPY-Fi Museum
    $400 16
When Joe Kittinger jumped from a balloon at 102,800', he used 2 of these on the way down & still reached 614 mph
    $400 8
The medical specialty ENT stands for these 3 body parts
    $400 6
In 1927 the wealth of this notorious person seen here was estimated at around $100 million
    $400 22
Besides being a bed for a baby, it can mean a slang term for a home
    $800 2
This African nation consists of the world's fourth-largest island & a bunch of tiny ones
    $800 18
This "Mary Tyler Moore Show" anchorman was said to be based on 2 L.A. anchors: George Putnam & Jerry Dunphy
    $800 27
In 1978, 3 men set a record flight duration of 137 hours in The Double Eagle II balloon, which used this gas
    $800 10
Chronic bronchitis is part of COPD, which stands for chronic obstructive this disease
    $800 7
In WWI, this future first lady worked for the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society
    $800 23
The support for a handset of a phone, or a baby's bed on rockers
    $1200 3
2 main islands, a large one that's home to about 95% of the population & a smaller one, make up this country
    $1200 19
On "Lost" this character told Jack, "I've looked into the eye of the island, and what I saw was beautiful"
    DD: $5,000 28
The first manned untethered hot air balloon ride covered 5.5 miles over this capital
    $1200 11
FBS is short for fasting this, to check for diabetes, for example
    $1200 9
In 1951 this reclusive and not so prolific author rocketed to a fame that he didn't particularly want
    $1200 24
For a rectangle, one is A=bh; or Similac, for example
    $1600 4
It's where the mambo originated
    $1600 20
On "Cheers" we saw only the feet of this character's wife Vera, & once we saw her pie-covered face
    $1600 29
The first to cross the Atlantic in a hot air balloon were Per Lindstrand & this airline & record mogul
    $1600 12
Those with arthritis appreciate NSAIDs, the abbreviation for these drugs
    $1600 14
He had a bitter clash with Stalin over the defense of the city of Tsaritsin; Stalin would have the last word
    DD: $3,500 25
One who brings peace, or this object that soothes baby, from the Latin for "peace"
    $2000 5
About 60 miles south of Sicily is this island nation that was formerly a British colony
    $2000 21
An 8-foot bronze statue of this '50s TV character stands in front of NYC's Midtown Port Authority bus terminal
    $2000 30
The oddly shaped balloon seen here was part of a collection belonging to this publisher who died in 1990
    $2000 13
(Dr. Oz gives the clue.) Doctor slang can be confusing to patients, like "cabbage" for CABG, this operation done in case of atherosclerosis
    $2000 15
Please appease me and name this world leader seen here
    $2000 26
Your most fashionable clothes are your "best" this & "tucker"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Marissa Raghuveer Ellen
$10,200 $16,600 $13,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

LITERARY LINES
"You have no right to expect me to send you back to Kansas" appears in a 1900 novel & in an epigraph to this 1995 novel

Final scores:

Marissa Raghuveer Ellen
$13,700 $5,999 $25,600
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $25,600

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Marissa Raghuveer Ellen
$12,600 $16,600 $13,600
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R,
3 W
19 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $42,800

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