Show #7008 - Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Contestants

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Ravi Subramanian, a curriculum designer originally from Lexington, Kentucky

Christina McTighe, a library associate from Washington, D.C.

Stephanie Engel, a children's book managing editor from Douglassville, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $21,199)

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Jeopardy! Round

SEUSSIAN KEYWORDS
VERMONT
TV EATERIES & DRINKERIES
(Alex: You have to identify the TV show for us.)
BRAND NAMES AROUND THE WORLD
"S" TO "T"
(Alex: Each correct response will begin with the letter "S" and end with a "T.")
I DIDN'T COME HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS
    $200 9
"Oom-pahs and boom-pahs" help this title elephant save folks from "Beezle-Nut oil"
    $200 21
The French words "vert" & "mont" mean this, giving the state its nickname as well as its name
    $200 4
The Tropicana Club, later renamed Club Babalu
    $200 26
The crazy Canadians have Kraft Dinner, but we use our noodle & call it this Kraft combo
    $200 14
Laura Hillenbrand describes this title subject as "an undersized, crooked-legged racehorse"
    $200 1
Norse myth says the Midgard Serpent & this thunder god will kill each other at Ragnarok
    $400 10
"A ten-foot beard" & "a sleigh and an elephant" are said to be on this street
    $400 22
About 8,000 folks living there make this the least-populated state capital
    $400 5
Melville's Seafood (it's upstairs from the title place)
    $400 27
The Dutch have a flavor of these chips called Cool American, which is Cool Ranch to us
    $400 15
It's the liquid-dispensing item seen here
    $400 2
In the 13th c., mock battles of armed horsemen called melees began to give way to this related lance-a-lot sport
    $600 11
Sylvester McMonkey McBean dealt with "Star-Belly" & "Plain-Belly" these, who hung out "on the beaches"
    $600 23
The Vermont quarter shows a hardy resident holding a bucket to tap 2 of these trees
    $600 6
Paddy's Irish Pub (in the City of Brotherly Love)
    $600 28
The Germans know this household brand as Meister Proper
    $600 16
From the Latin for "follow", it's a religious body that has separated from a larger denomination
    $600 3
Carl Icahn's bid for CVR Energy was considered this kind of unfriendly "takeover"
    $800 12
"Flupp Flupp Flupp" & "the Father of the Father of Nadd" are found within his "500 Hats"
    $800 24
Naturally, the 400-mile-long Connecticut River forms the boundary between Vermont & this state
    $800 7
Phil's, where Candice Bergen & the gang went before or after "F.Y.I."
    $800 29
If you are in the U.K. or Ireland, you'll find this men's body spray is called Lynx
    $800 17
As a noun, it's a small silvery fish; as a verb, it means to fuse ores to separate the metallic constituents
    DD: $1,200 19
Tensions can arise when a Michigan Wolverine exits the state to go to this capital, home to U-M's traditional archrival
    $1000 13
"Truffula Fruits", "bar-ba-loot suits" & "Humming-Fish" are in the world of this title fella
    $1000 25
Time for a shout-out to this ex-Vermont governor
    $1000 8
Luke's Diner in Stars Hollow, Connecticut
    $1000 30
Craving this chain's fried chicken in Iraq? Look for "Texas Chicken" --it sounds less Christian
    $1000 18
"The melody" of this Hoagy Carmichael song "haunts my reverie and I am once again with you"
    $1000 20
In August 1940 this Russian got the ice pick of the litter from a Spanish assassin

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

Stephanie Christina Ravi
$2,200 $3,800 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Stephanie Christina Ravi
$1,400 $6,400 $7,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

COMMISSIONED ARTWORKS
MY MOVIES
WHAT DO YOU COLLECT?
OCEANOGRAPHY
NAME CALLING
DAVID MUIR REPORTING
(David Muir: I'm David Muir from ABC's World News Tonight, but much of my work is away from the anchor desk, reporting from the field.)
    $400 6
He tried to refuse Pope Julius II's commission to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling but eventually gave in
    $400 1
"My Cousin ____"
    $400 8
A philatelist
    $400 12
The thermocline, a layer of the ocean from around 660' to 3,000' down, is so-called because this declines rapidly
    $400 18
Do something dangerously stupid & I'm liable to call you this, also a Johnny Knoxville movie franchise
    $400 27
(David Muir delivers the clue.) On August 29, 2005 I reported from inside this building where at one point 30,000 people were seeking shelter before the levees even broke
    $800 7
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.) In 1946, Rockwell got an actual lineman to pose at his studio on a pole fitted with cables & anchored to nearby trees for a commission for this phone company
    $800 2
"My Own Private ____"
    $800 9
A discophile
    $800 13
Wakame, an invasive form of this brown seaweed, is threatening native species in the San Francisco Bay
    $800 19
If someone calls you this, it doesn't mean you're a metal rod used to check a car's oil level; it means you're a jerk!
    $800 17
(David Muir delivers the clue.) In 2013, right before nuclear talks, I gained rare access to this Mideast capital to report on the effects of sanctions imposed by the U.S. & its allies
    $1200 21
Titian was commissioned by Philip II of Spain to do 6 large-scale mythological paintings based on this Ovid poem
    $1200 3
Lasse Hallstrom's "My Life as a ____"
    $1200 10
A phillumenist (though restaurants used to make it a lot easier)
    $1200 14
Research ships used by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in this state included Atlantis & Knorr
    $1200 24
Archie Bunker had a real beef with son-in-law Mike, whom he called this 8-letter name
    $1200 20
(David Muir delivers the clue.) In our continuing series on American jobs, economists have told us we could create 200,000 jobs if we all spend $64 a year on items with these 3 words
    DD: $3,000 22
In 1963 he did his first commissioned portrait, "Ethel Scull 36 Times"
    $1600 4
Starring Judy Davis & set in bygone Australia:
"My Brilliant ____"
    $1600 11
A vexillophile
    $1600 15
Before he found the Titanic, he discovered hydrothermal vents in the Galapagos Rift
    $1600 25
Call someone a schlimazel or this similar Yiddish word; they both mean "inept" & "unlucky"
    $1600 29
(David Muir delivers the clue.) In 2006 I reported from the Middle East on the 34-day war between Israeli forces & this Lebanese Shiite militant group
    $2000 23
His unfinished "Gates of Hell" bronze doors were commissioned for a museum that was never built
    $2000 5
A TV movie about the founder of AA:
"My Name Is ____ ____"
    DD: $2,000 28
A helixophile (he & an oenologist need each other)
    $2000 16
This deepest part of the Mariana Trench is named for the British survey ship that pinpointed the location in 1951
    $2000 26
You're rude & irresponsible; you remind me of this boy who's paired with Gallant in Highlights magazine
    $2000 30
(David Muir delivers the clue.) I still have the radiation contamination detector after reporting from this Japanese prefecture when its Daiichi or "number one" nuclear plant was wrecked by an earthquake & tsunami

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Stephanie Christina Ravi
$6,000 $10,800 $19,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

NO. 1 SONGS
A U.S. No. 1 in 1977, it was performed the night before Carl XVI Gustaf's 1976 wedding to Silvia Sommerlath

Final scores:

Stephanie Christina Ravi
$100 $21,600 $16,399
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $21,600 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Stephanie Christina Ravi
$4,600 $10,800 $18,600
8 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
20 R,
2 W
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $34,000

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