Show #4599 - Thursday, September 9, 2004

Ken Jennings game 42.

Contestants

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Todd Perkins, a private school administrator from Vacaville, California

Amy Helmes, a writer originally from Cincinnati, Ohio

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 41-day cash winnings total $1,380,661)

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Jeopardy! Round

EUROPEAN CAPITALS
PRO FOOTBALL
PLANT THE EVIDENCE
ROYAL HOUSES
THE COIN BOX
"M"-BRACE ME
    $200 1
Among its numerous city squares are Ledise, known for its cafes, & Rembrandt, known for its cabarets
    $200 27
This city’s Superdome has been just super, hosting 6 Super Bowls, more than any other site
    $200 16
This desert plant that looks part cactus, part tree bears the name of the man chosen by Moses to be his successor
    $200 6
George I’s father was elector of this, hence its turnover into a house name
    $200 11
You’ll find this 4-word motto on all U.S. coins
    $200 21
In a Sondheim musical, it’s how “We Roll Along”
    $400 2
In Russian this Lithuanian capital is called Vilna
    $400 28
In 1960 Paul Hornung set the NFL season record for scoring with 176 points: he had 15 TFDs, 41 PATs & 15 of these
    $400 17
The lantana is valued as a plant for its ability to attract hummingbirds and these flutterers
    $400 7
This dynasty’s last 3 monarchs, including Mary I, died childless
    $400 12
Sales of the 2000 Leif Ericson millennium coin funded a student exchange between the U.S. & this island country
    $400 22
1 of these equals 39.97 inches
    $600 3
This city’s best-known thoroughfare is Trakt Krolewski, or Royal Way
    $600 29
After 41 seasons in the same city, this NFL team moved to Pontiac, Michigan in 1975
    $600 18
A genus of herbs was named for this ex-governor Clinton, not Bill
    $600 8
As a member of this house, it sounds like James I could have starred in “Harvey”
    $600 13
On the back of the euro issued by this country you’ll find a Celtic harp
    $600 23
This place is a tomb: a big one!
    $800 4
This capital lies on the Attica Plain surrounded by mountains including Parnes & Hymettus
    $800 26
Vince Lombardi has the highest winning percentage of any NFL coach in history: this “MNF” announcer is a close second
    $800 19
Fenugreek, whose seeds are roasted & ground to make spice, is this type of plant, like peas & beans
    $800 9
It could be called the house of Citrus sinensis
    DD: $2,100 14
For luck on his 1961 space flight, Gus Grissom took along some of these dimes last produced in 1945.
    $800 24
In 1943 Adolf Galland said after his first ride in this German jet, “It felt as if angels were pushing”
    $1000 5
In the 15th century, Henry the Navigator founded St. Mary’s Chapel in Belem, now a part of this European capital
    $1000 30
(I’m Hall of Fame running back John Riggins.) In 1983 I rushed for a then record 24 TDs; the Redskins offensive line who opened holes for me had this nickname
    $1000 20
Most of the oregano sold in the U.S. is made from the dried leaves of this plant
    $1000 10
This Shakespeare play sounds like it’s about the better halves of George V & George VI
    $1000 15
People are just mad for the Loonie, the nickname for this country’s one-dollar coin
    $1000 25
This state’s university has its main campus in College Park

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 11):

Ken Amy Todd
$4,800 $600 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Amy Todd
$8,100 $400 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

DR. SEUSS MEETS THE BARD, REDUX
CHARADES
19th CENTURY WOMEN
CONTRACTIONS
JAMES
BOND, COMMON BOND
    $400 6
"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ear; I must say something you've just got to hear!"
    $400 16
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew.) 1980s TV show, 2 words:
    $400 1
At her husband James' inauguration party in 1813, she served ice cream
    $400 21
New York pedestrian traffic signs that used to include this contraction are being replaced by an upheld hand
    $400 30
According to Forbes, this actor who died in a 1955 car crash still managed to earn $5 million in 2003
    $400 11
Fan,
form,
poison pen
    $800 7
"Life's... full of sound and fury, why must we always hurry, hurry, hurry?"
    $800 17
(Sofia of the Clue Crew.) 1986 Meryl Streep movie, one word:
    $800 2
His mother, Marie-Letizia, seen here, had special status as Madame Mare
    $800 22
Contraction in the title of the following
    $800 29
This captain set out on his third voyage in 1776, one from which he'd never return
    $800 12
Wing,
Brazil,
litchi
    $1200 8
"Once more unto the breach, but first allow me to eat this peach"
    $1200 18
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew.) A James Bond movie, three words:
    $1200 3
Known as "The Peerless Lady Wingshot", She was with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show for 17 years
    $1200 23
The American Heritage Dict. says this nonstandard contraction was attacked in the 19th C. "for being a vulgarism"
    $1200 28
He came up with a copier machine & a clothes dryer as well as a famous engine
    $1200 13
Lots,
gavel,
bidders
    $1600 9
"Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! I haven't been this cold in weeks!"
    $1600 19
(Sofia of the Clue Crew.) An Elton John classic, four words:
    DD: $4,500 4
The Atlantic Monthly paid her $5 in 1862 for her "Hymn"
    $1600 24
It's the contraction that often begins a toast, like one in "Casablanca"
    $1600 27
Richard Wright helped this "Go Tell It On The Mountain" man win a literary fellowship
    DD: $5,800 14
Corsets,
collars,
executions
    $2000 10
"If you tickle us, do we not laugh? Let's take a ride on that green giraffe!"
    $2000 20
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew.) A 1960 John Updike book, two words:
    $2000 5
Early on, she was a disciple of Dr. Phineas Quimby & wrote that he "heals as never man healed since Christ"
    $2000 25
If you're unable, use "can't", if you would rather not, use this word that rhymes with "can't"
    $2000 26
Federalist turned Democrat Chief of State seen here
    $2000 15
Dean Martin,
William Clark,
Lamb Chop

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Amy Todd
$28,400 $5,200 $9,400
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

PRESIDENTS
2 of the 3 men who went from being either a U.S. senator or congressman directly to the presidency

Final scores:

Ken Amy Todd
$21,800 $5,200 $8,399
42-day champion: $1,402,461 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Amy Todd
$33,400 $5,200 $9,400
42 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 2 DDs)
6 R,
1 W
9 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $48,000

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