Show #4637 - Wednesday, November 3, 2004

Ken Jennings game 65. Ken breaks Kevin Olmstead's record for biggest amount of money won on a television game show.
U.S. presidential election coverage bumped this game's airing by one day. Affiliates with no election coverage aired the "4,000th Episode" special (#4088) on 2004-11-02.

Contestants

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Rob Perry, a graphic designer from Brooklyn, New York

Denise Tanyol, a student and adjunct writing instructor from Norristown, Pennsylvania

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 64-day cash winnings total $2,151,901)

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Jeopardy! Round

BRINGING HOME THE BACON
BEFORE I WAS ELECTED
BASEBALL IN THE '60s
IT'S ELEMENTAL
STUPID ANSWERS
FOREIGN ANIMAL NOISES
    $200 30
Served hot or cold, this "European" style of potato salad is made with vinegar & bacon
    $200 7
A regular rocket scientist, U.S. Representative Rush Holt of this "Garden State" was a nuclear physicist
    $200 16
This Braves slugger hit 375 of his 755 career home runs in the 1960s
    $200 1
The Sanskrit juel, "to shine", was transmuted into this 4-letter element by Anglo-Saxons
    $200 20
This large Swiss city is on the western end of Lake Geneva
    $200 6
To the Germans & Vietnamese, these say wau wau when chasing a postman or a cat
    $400 29
Spaghetti a la this has a sauce made with eggs, cream, Parmesan cheese & Italian bacon
    $400 8
Congressman Tom Osborne used to coach a little football at this Big 12 school, going 255-49-3
    $400 17
On May 8, 1968 this "fishy" Oakland A's pitcher threw the only A.L. perfect game of the 1960s
    $400 2
With 1 as its atomic number, this gas heads up the periodic table
    $400 21
Surely you know this was the first name of author Evelyn Waugh's first wife
    $400 12
It will wake you up with kokekokko in Japan & kykeliky in Norway
    $600 28
Oui! This thick, round cut of lean beef tenderloin is popularly served with a bacon strip wrap around it
    $600 9
Don't "procrastinate"; tell us the name of this house majority leader & ex-exterminator from Houston
    $600 18
In 1968 this Cincinnati Reds player became the first catcher ever named Rookie of the Year
    $600 3
In the electronics industry, this element symbolized Si, is made into N- & P-types of semiconductors
    $600 22
In 2004 publisher David Carey announced that more Californians than New Yorkers subscribed to this magazine
    $600 13
Albanian ones say hunk hunk; maybe it's the smell that makes French ones say groin groin while truffle hunting
    $800 27
Named for a French region, it's a brunch dish of eggs, crumbled bacon & often Swiss cheese in a pastry shell
    $800 10
Congressman Don Young of this state can list "Fort Yukon Riverboat Captain" on his resume
    $800 19
This St. Louis Cardinals pitcher was named MVP of the 1964 & 1967 World Series
    DD: $1,000 4
Its symbol Hg comes from the Latin hydrargyrum, "watery silver"
    $800 23
(Hi, I'm Ari Fleischer.) Now named for James Brady, this room in the White House is where the briefing of the press takes place
    $800 14
In Argentina they berp; Swedish ones kvack while hopping
    $1000 26
Wrap bacon around a water chestnut & a piece of chicken liver & you've got this Asian-style appetizer
    $1000 11
Senator Lincoln Chafee of this New England state spent 7 years as a blacksmith at racetracks in the U.S. & Canada
    $1000 25
In 1967 this Red Sox outfielder became the last Major Leaguer to win hitting's Triple Crown
    $1000 5
Oxides of this silver-white metallic element are used in pigments to give some ceramics a vivid blue color
    $1000 24
In 2004 Whistling Straits in Wisconsin hosted this PGA championship
    $1000 15
They say piv while stealing havarti & squitt squitt if they get into the provolone

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Ken Denise Rob
$4,200 $1,000 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Denise Rob
$11,200 $1,800 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

BRINGING HOME KEVIN BACON
OCEAN NOTIONS
"T"-HE
PLAQUES
A WORLD OF BOOKS
8-LETTER WORDS
    $400 14
Bring home this 1984 movie & you'll see Kevin kick off his Sunday shoes & dance up a storm
    $400 20
Most of these in the Northern Hemisphere have broken off from Greenland
    $400 1
"The Count of Monte Cristo" & "The Black Tulip" are a pere of his historical romances
    $400 9
From the Greek for "to see", it's a wide & unobstructed view of an extensive area in all directions
    $800 15
Recent film in which Kevin played a detective & childhood pal of grieving father Sean Penn
    $800 19
1978's SEASAT, a companion to LANDSAT, was the first one of these dedicated to oceanography
    $800 28
He's the author of 1987's "The Art of the Deal"
    $800 27
A plaque honoring the men who died building Hoover Dam reads, "They died to make" this type of area "bloom"
    $800 2
In 1973 the KGB confiscated a manuscript of this massive work & Solzhenitsyn soon published it in France
    $800 10
A flag, a pedestal or a song often used in repertories
    $1200 16
See Kevin in his film debut as a pledge for the rival Omega House in this comedy classic
    $1200 3
Sea otters & garibaldies are inhabitants of these "forests"
    $1200 21
His 1940 "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog" is semi-autobiographical
    $1200 24
A plaque at the Annapolis Docks honoring the arrival of this "Roots" slave was stolen within days of its dedication
    $1200 6
Detective Cordelia Gray debuted in this Englishwoman's "An Unsuitable Job for a Woman"
    $1200 13
The scientific name of this whale is Megaptera novaeangliae, or "Big-winged New Englander"
    $1600 17
Kevin's role in this movie seen here may have left him feeling a bit empty
    $1600 4
This word means a school of fish or a shallow spot in the sea
    $1600 22
He lost to Rutherford B. Hayes by one electoral vote
    DD: $4,800 25
A plaque in the Louisiana state capitol marks the site of this violent event of Sept. 8, 1935
    $1600 7
If you can't come up with this Japanese title of Tayama Katai's novel translated as "The Quilt", sleep on it
    $1600 12
It's the death or decay of body tissue due to injury or failure of the blood supply
    $2000 18
Kevin & Elizabeth Perkins share a little romance as well as opposing viewpoints in this 1991 film
    $2000 5
The ocean crust sits or floats on the Earth's mantle & is composed mainly of this igneous rock
    DD: $4,400 23
Nat Turner led a slave revolt in the U.S. in 1831; he led a peasant revolt in England in 1381
    $2000 26
This American Nobel Laureate is seen here with a plaque at the site of his discovery of plutonium
    $2000 8
You can go back to medieval Norway by reading Sigrid Undset's novel about this woman & her father Lavrans
    $2000 11
The military term for weapons & ammunition, it can also describe the tools used to make them

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Denise Rob
$37,600 $3,800 $6,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

ROYALTY
This king was the great-grandfather of France's King Louis XV

Final scores:

Ken Denise Rob
$45,099 $6,001 $2,999
65-day champion: $2,197,000 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Ken Denise Rob
$31,800 $3,800 $6,800
37 R
(including 3 DDs),
1 W
4 R,
0 W
13 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $42,400

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