Show #4836 - Monday, September 26, 2005

(Alex: On today's Jeopardy!, we have a contestant from New Orleans, Deborah Slattery. This episode was taped prior to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, but we have confirmed with Deborah that she and her family are safe and well. And, of course, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by Katrina.)

Contestants

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Melissa Ingells, a radio host from Okemos, Michigan

Monica Vidrio, a graduate student originally from Ventura, California

Deborah Slattery, a homemaker from New Orleans, Louisiana (whose 2-day cash winnings total $28,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
NO. 1 HITS OF THE '70s
MEMORIES OF VIETNAM
CITY NICKNAMES
SUCH AUGUST GENTLEMEN
WORD ORIGINS
    $200 9
Deuteronomy 14:7 commands us that we can do everything to this desert animal but eat it
    $200 14
She had a No. 1 hit with the theme from "Mahogany" (she also starred in the movie)
    $200 23
Now an Arizona senator, he spent 5 1/2 years in Vietnam as a POW
    $200 1
"Music City, USA",
Tennessee
    $200 19
18th century clergyman Augustus Montague Toplady wrote the verses, not heard here, to this hymn
    $200 4
This common term for a weak, ineffectual person may be derived from "whimper"
    $400 10
Of the hippo, hawk or hammerhead shark, the one that can be described as insessorial
    $400 15
Donna Summer was "Hot Stuff" in the summer of 1979, topping the charts with "Hot Stuff" & this naughty hit
    $400 24
John Kerry served on these boats in the Mekong Delta & a group of their "Veterans for Truth" opposed him in '04
    $400 2
The "Pittsburgh of the South",
Alabama
    $400 20
A work from around 1910 by this Auguste gentleman is seen here
    $400 5
This word said to sled dogs may be an alteration of the French marchons, meaning "let's go"
    $600 11
This order of mammals is often divided into prosimians & larger, smarter anthropoids
    $600 16
This No. 1 hit by the Bee Gees says, "What you doin' and you're laying on your back, aah"
    $600 25
Shocking events in this Vietnamese village led to the 1970 court-martial of William Calley
    $600 3
The "Hornets' Nest",
North Carolina
    $600 28
St. Ambrose himself converted & baptized this longtime influential bishop of Hippo
    $600 6
Billingsgate, a term for foul language, comes from the name of an old fish market in this world capital
    $800 12
It's the 2-word name of the Arctic bovine seen here
    $800 21
Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots had a No. 1 hit in 1976 with this "fowl" song
    $800 26
In December 1969 this Texas billionaire tried to send gifts, food & supplies to U.S. POWs in North Vietnam
    $800 17
The "Cream City",
Wisconsin
    $800 29
Augusto is the first name of this controversial onetime South American dictator
    $800 7
From the Latin for "mother", it's a female prison worker who may be less than maternal
    $1000 13
Encyclopedia Britannica says this amphibian was originally an eft, then its name evolved into neft, & finally to this
    $1000 22
Elton John & this woman had a No. 1 duet with "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
    $1000 27
This general who passed away in 2005 commanded the U.S. forces fighting in Vietnam from 1964 to 1968
    DD: $600 18
"Garden City",
"America's Most Beautiful City",
Georgia
    $1000 30
Augustus was the middle name of this "Lucky" hero born in 1902
    $1000 8
Take a whirl on the dance floor under these lights whose name comes from the Greek for the "act of whirling"

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

Deborah Monica Melissa
$400 $1,800 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Deborah Monica Melissa
$2,800 $2,600 $8,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

RIVERS
DEAD MAN WALKEN
THE ENVIRONMENT
ALL'S PHARAOH
(Alex: We're dealing with King Tut.)
IN LOVE
"WAR"
    $400 1
This Low Country's principal rivers are the Maas, the Schelde & the Rhine
    $400 3
Unfortunately, Christopher Walken, as Nick, prefers the Russian variety of roulette in this '78 classic
    $400 6
One of the EPA's 6 common air pollutants is this element that at least has been cut in gasoline
    $400 10
(Sarah of the Clue Crew introduces her mummy.) In 1978 some of the objects here at the Egyptian Museum went to New York in a historic exhibit fittingly titled these "of Tutankhamen"
    $400 17
Aeneas & Dido are lovers in this ancient Roman poet's epic poem on the founding of Rome
    $400 21
From the Old English for "oath-breaker", it's a male sorcerer or wizard
    $800 2
In 1999 this river was put on the back of the New Jersey quarter
    $800 4
Chris literally loses his robotic mind in this 2004 remake starring Nicole Kidman
    $800 7
Most of these biodiverse areas are in the tropics, but Chile's Valdivian one is in a temperate zone
    $800 14
King Tut's mummy was protected by 9 outer cases, the innermost made from almost 300 solid pounds of this
    $800 18
In this 1932 Pulitzer Prize-winner, Wang Lung & O-Lan get along just fine until he takes a concubine
    $800 22
TV title description of the leather-clad Xena
    $1200 5
The country whose capital is Dakar, or the river that forms part of its border with Mauritania
    $1200 28
Trying to destroy Silicon Valley in a 1985 film, Walken tumbles off a blimp fighting this character
    $1200 11
As in a put-down, the name of India's forest-saving Chipko Andolan movement literally means do this
    $1200 15
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Luxor, Egypt.) I'm here, French for "room in front," between the entranceway and Tut's resting place; it was filled with objects when it was discovered
    $1200 19
In "Winter on Majorca", this author describes a wretched stay on the island with her ailing lover Chopin
    $1200 23
A small American bird of the family Parulidae known for its singing & bright colors
    $1600 8
Columbus may have spotted the mouth of this Venezuelan river in 1498
    $1600 30
Chris was not quite dead yet as a coma patient who develops ESP in this Stephen King-based film
    DD: $800 12
The sewage of half the Russians drains into the Volga--bad news for fish in this body of water at the Volga's end
    $1600 16
Tut's tomb was protected from robbers by rubble from the building of the tomb of the 4th pharaoh with this name
    $1600 26
It's the classic novel about Emma, her husband Charles & her lovers Rodolphe & Leon
    $1600 24
In 1955 the West formed the Baghdad Pact & the Eastern Bloc formed this military alliance
    $2000 9
To get from Madrid to Lisbon by river, take the Manzanares to the Jarama to this river
    $2000 29
Walken's Frank Abagnale Sr. didn't live to see the end of this 2002 Spielberg scam film
    $2000 13
In 1980 the U.S. Congress set aside 17 million acres of land in this state as a permanent wilderness
    $2000 20
(Sarah of the Clue Crew muses over the first glimpse at the boy king in Luxor, Egypt.) In this year, the view into Tut's tomb was glimpsed for the first time in over 3,000 years by Howard Carter & Lord Carnarvon
    $2000 27
Canio the clown stabs his wife Nedda & her lover Silvio to death near the end of this opera
    DD: $2,000 25
It was the maiden name of the American-born Duchess of Windsor

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Deborah Monica Melissa
$9,200 $15,000 $7,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

AFRICA
Equatorial Guinea is the only African nation whose official language is this

Final scores:

Deborah Monica Melissa
$3,400 $8,000 $50
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $8,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Deborah Monica Melissa
$9,600 $17,000 $8,600
16 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
17 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $35,200

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