Show #7055 - Friday, April 24, 2015

Greg Seroka game 2.

Contestants

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Eric Fleury, a professor of political science from Worcester, Massachusetts

Chip Brookes, a filmmaker and writer originally from Fairbanks, Alaska

Greg Seroka, a chef from Steamboat Springs, Colorado (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

ALPHABETICALLY LAST
THEY SAVED THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN
WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?
ARTWORK
I'M TELLING YOU 2 TIMES--"SH"!
(Alex: "S-H" coming up twice in each correct response.)
USS INTREPID
(Kelly: Clues aboard an aircraft carrier that survived World War II and Vietnam to become a floating National Historic Landmark.)
    $200 27
...of U.S. states
    $200 13
In 1978, the sign's 9 letters were each auctioned for $27,700 to fix them; "Y" was courtesy of this Playboy founder
    $200 4
Arachnophobia
    $200 18
A portion of this painting is on the jacket of the hardcover edition of "The Da Vinci Code"
    $200 7
It's this Wisconsin city of about 65,000 on Lake Winnebago, b'gosh
    $200 2
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the USS Intrepid in New York.) In February 1944, USS Intrepid's crew had to improvise a sail to steer the ship after this vital apparatus was hit by a Japanese torpedo
    $400 28
...word in the first spoken line in the first motion picture talkie
    $400 14
This "Singing Cowboy" of the movies & owner of baseball's Angels put his $27,700 to repair the second "L"
    $400 3
Ergophobia
    $400 19
The Degas work seen here is an 1880s pastel on paper called this; Tom Petty said it was the hardest part
    $400 9
It's the Turkish delight seen here
    $400 8
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the USS Intrepid in New York.) In March 1965, USS Intrepid recovered astronauts Gus Grissom & John Young after their splashdown in the Atlantic following 3 Earth orbits in the first manned flight in this 2-man NASA program
    DD: $2,000 29
...of U.S. presidents by first name
    $600 15
Last name of Les, sponsor of the first "L" & the man whose Blue Book tells you how much your car is worth
    $600 1
Belonephobia, which would make acupuncture out of the question
    $600 21
A goddess stands on a scallop shell in this Botticelli masterpiece
    $600 10
Amana, Whirlpool & Kenmore make Energy Star-rated these appliances
    $600 24
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the USS Intrepid in New York.) Proving that the aircraft carrier now ruled the seas, Avenger torpedo planes from the USS Intrepid helped sink the Musashi & the Yamato, the largest ever of this heavily armed, soon-to-be-obsolete class of warship
    $800 30
...of South American countries
    $800 16
This "School's Out" rocker said he donated one of the 2 Os in his last name
    $800 5
Leukophobia:
This color
    $800 22
As the centerpiece for Pope Julius II's tomb, Michelangelo sculpted this biblical figure
    $800 11
It's the military rifle rating below expert & above marksman
    $800 25
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the USS Intrepid in New York.) USS Intrepid's elevators could move a plane between decks in seven seconds; they were designed after the moveable great stage at this New York City venue, which was guarded during the war to keep spies from stealing its hydraulic secrets
    $1000 20
...of the crew of Apollo 11 by last name
    $1000 17
"W" was saved by who else? This "Moon River" singer, crossing Hollywood in style
    $1000 6
Samhainophobia:
This holiday
    $1000 23
This Iowan put "Washington Crossing the Delaware" in the background of his own "Daughters of Revolution"
    $1000 12
This "animal" adjective meaning bashful due to doing something wrong is often found before "grin"
    $1000 26
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the USS Intrepid in New York.) In the biggest naval engagement in history, in October 1944, the USS Intrepid played a key role in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, Japan's desperate attempt to stop the U.S. invasion of this island nation it had conquered 2 years earlier

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

Greg Chip Eric
$1,400 $600 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Greg Chip Eric
$5,200 $3,200 $5,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

LET'S GO OLD SCHOOL!
HISTORY
LITERATURE
WORDPLAY
POP CULTURE
POTPOURRI
    $400 28
Old school: this Roman Catholic university in D.C. was founded in 1789; new school: it opened a Qatar campus in 2005
    $400 16
A war was named for them, the Dutch ancestors of the Afrikaners
    $400 15
A sea-witch tells this 19th c. title gal that her transformation will make each step feel like "treading upon sharp knives"
    $400 7
The CW meets DC on TV with remarkably fleet-footed scientist Barry Allen, also known as this title superhero
    $800 27
The main campus of this "colorful" university that moved to Providence in 1770 sits on College Hill
    $800 10
On Oct. 16, 1946 Joachim von Ribbentrop was the 1st of 10 top convicted Nazis to be executed in this city
    $800 14
Britannica describes this type of literature as "pseudomedieval", with "a prevailing atmosphere of mystery & terror"
    DD: $11,000 26
This term from a tale in mythology is now used to mean a trick to subvert from within
    $800 6
Ah, memories of 1988--he sang, "The landlord say your rent is late, he may have to litigate, don't worry, be happy"
    $800 25
You'll find an old name for a Chinese city in the name of this breed
    $1200 21
In 1749 George Washington got his surveyor's license from the college of this duo
    $1200 11
The severe form of pneumonia known by this acronym began in China & soon spread across the globe in 2003
    $1200 8
This 1997 short story tells of ranch hands Jack Twist & Ennis del Mar, who tend sheep in Wyoming
    $1200 22
This 11-letter word means occurring every 4 years
    $1200 5
A popular show on the Food Network is Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins and" these
    $1200 24
Now, our writers are messing with me--Xiuhtecuhtli, Mictlantecuhtli & Xochiquetzal were gods of this civilization
    DD: $4,000 19
In 1831 Methodists founded this Connecticut school whose name means a follower of Methodism
    $1600 12
In 1912 an expedition found a painted bust of this Egyptian queen whose name means "the beautiful one has come"
    $1600 17
William Styron wrote the historical novel "The Confessions of" this leader of a slave rebellion
    $1600 23
Liquid substances are neither solid nor gas; this synonym for liquid means anything that flows, either liquid or gas
    $1600 4
A roadie known as Roger the Hat provided the manic, dare we say lunatic, laughter on this 1973 Pink Floyd album
    $1600 3
This Democrat's U.S. Senate service, from 1959 to 2010, was the longest in history
    $2000 20
U.S. News & World Report ranks this 137-year-old Jesuit school in Omaha the No. 1 regional university in the Midwest
    $2000 13
On Friday the 13th in October 1307, this military order was suppressed & disbanded
    $2000 18
In the Rossetti family, Christina was the poet, though her artist brother went by this poetic name
    $2000 9
Add a letter to a devotional time of keeping watch to get this Roman poet
    $2000 1
Debra Winger chose to be ignored & turned down the Glenn Close role in this affair-gone-wrong flick
    $2000 2
A surprise 2014 bestseller was Thomas Piketty's 700-page tome about income inequality, this "in the 21st Century"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Greg Chip Eric
$28,200 $12,400 $17,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

ACTORS
Ironically, in the summer of 1955, he gave an interview about the dangers of racing on highways

Final scores:

Greg Chip Eric
$35,200 $21,601 $30,000
2-day champion: $60,601 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Greg Chip Eric
$18,000 $8,600 $17,400
24 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
12 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
19 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $44,000

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