Show #2623 - Wednesday, January 17, 1996

Bill Dickenson game 2.

Contestants

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Donna Christie, a sixth grade teacher from Frenchtown, New Jersey

Debby Herzberg Loomis, a part-time lawyer from Austin, Texas

Bill Dickenson, a college instructor from Richardson, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $7,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN HISTORY
SUPERSTITIONS
U.S. CITIES
'50s SONG LYRICS
CATS & DOGS
"B" WORDS
    $100 1
On August 29, 1877, this leader of the Mormon Church died
    $100 12
The ancient Romans established this number of years of bad luck for breaking a mirror
    $100 4
The cities of Highland Park & Hamtramck are surrounded by this Michigan city
    $100 10
This Bill Haley hit told us to "Get out from that kitchen and rattle those pots and pans"
    $100 26
The akita is named for the prefecture of Akita on this country's island of Honshu
    $100 15
During one of these heavy snowstorms, visibility is less than one-quarter mile
    $200 2
After aiding the U.S. in the Battle of New Orleans, this pirate was pardoned
    $200 21
If you pass under one of these leaning against a wall, cross your fingers
    $200 7
This Midwest city is home base to Cardinals, Rams & Clydesdales
    $200 11
This Erroll Garner song begins, "Look at me, I'm as helpless as a kitten up a tree"
    $200 27
On an otterhound these features are slightly webbed, so it's quite a good swimmer
    $200 16
It's a 4-letter synonym for boast
    $300 3
In December 1952, this president-elect visited the front lines during the Korean War
    $300 22
After doing this, wait until the water clears to see your reflection before wishing
    $300 8
The U.S. Air Force Museum is located near this city, home of the Wright Brothers
    $300 13
This Carl Perkins hit begins, "Well, it's one for the money, two for the show..."
    $300 28
Like the chow, the shar-pei is noted for having this blue-black organ
    $300 17
It's a person hired to remove disorderly people from a nightclub or restaurant
    $400 5
After this waterway opened in 1825, freight rates between Buffalo & NYC were cut by more than 90%
    $400 23
Scientists have dismissed as superstition these forked sticks that allegedly locate water
    $400 9
Hamar, Norway is a sister city of this largest North Dakota city
    $400 14
This song's lyrics contain such names as "Sukey Tawdry, Jenny Diver, Polly Peachum, Lucy Brown"
    $400 29
The 1st Cornish Rex was a mutant kitten named Kallibunker who was born in this English duchy in 1950
    $400 18
It's the sports event that combines cross-country skiing with rifle shooting
    $500 6
This man who bought Manhattan from the Indians later served as governor of New Sweden
    $500 24
One of these found accidentally will bring luck & nailed over a door will ward off witches
    DD: $500 25
In 1799 this city became the seat of Kennebec County; 33 years later, it became a state capital
    $500 20
"I believe for ev'ry drop of rain that falls" this "grows"
    $500 30
Tonkinese cats were produced by mating Siamese to these "Myanmar" cats
    $500 19
Emerson said that this "without grace is the hook without the bait"

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Bill Debby Donna
-$200 -$100 $500

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bill Debby Donna
$1,000 $300 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

1964
FRUITS & VEGETABLES
LITERATURE
THE ELEMENTS
FAMOUS PAIRS
FILM NOIR
    $200 3
March 27, 1964 wasn't a good Good Friday in Anchorage, Alaska: one of these struck
    $200 11
To avoid crying, try peeling this underwater
    $200 17
It's what made Quasimodo deaf
    $200 16
Cesium & rubidium were discovered by Gustav Kirchhoff & this man famous for his burner
    $200 1
In 1907 the circus formed by this pair was acquired by the Ringling Brothers
    $200 24
The L.A. film critics named John Travolta best actor for this 1994 film; give him a royale with cheese
    $400 7
In January Paul VI became the first pope to travel by this mode of transportation
    $400 12
Collard is a type of this vegetable with leaves that do not form a head
    $400 19
James Fenimore Cooper wrote "The Pioneers" & she wrote "O Pioneers!"
    $400 18
This metallic element's symbol, Pb, derives from its Latin name, plumbum
    $400 2
These brothers were the subject of a 1991 book called "Fascinating Rhythm"
    $400 27
In 1968 Lee Radziwill, this woman's sister, starred in a TV remake of the classic film noir "Laura"
    $600 8
This country's King Constantine, the world's youngest monarch, was married in September
    $600 13
In French pruneau is a prune while la prune refers to this
    $600 20
Robert Jordan's big mission in "For Whom the Bell Tolls" is to blow up one of these structures
    $600 21
Most fluorescent lights are filled with a combination of argon & this element, Kr
    $600 4
They founded the comapny that launched Pocket Books in 1939
    $800 9
After 45 years on the throne, this small country's Grand Duchess Charlotte abdicated in November
    $800 14
Creme de Cassis, a liqueur, is made of the black type of these; bar-le-duc, a preserve, from the red
    $800 22
Thomas Mann story published as "Der Tod in Venedig" in 1912; it didn't appear in English until 1925
    DD: $800 25
Marie Curie named this rare element for the country where she was born
    $800 5
These comedic magicians gained notice in an act called the "Asparagus Valley Cultural Society" in San Francisco
    $1000 10
4 days after Congress passed the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, it approved a bill on the "war on" this
    $1000 15
This, a type of chicory with red or pinkish leaves, is a trendy salad ingredient
    DD: $800 23
This E.M. Forster novel is divided into 3 sections: "Mosque", "Caves" & "Temple"
    $1000 26
Used to make transistors & semiconductors, it's the most abundant element on Earth after oxygen
    $1000 6
In 1673 these French explorers set out to trace the course of the Mississippi
    $1000 28
Originally, this 1944 Barbara Stanwyck film ended with Fred MacMurray's death in the gas chamber

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bill Debby Donna
$4,800 $2,900 $2,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE CALENDAR
The next year that will be written in only 4 Roman numerals

Final scores:

Bill Debby Donna
$8,800 $1,399 $4,399
2-day champion: $16,000 3rd place: Go Video Dual Deck VCR 2nd place: Dining Room Set & Chandelier

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Bill Debby Donna
$5,600 $3,700 $2,200
20 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R
(including 1 DD),
7 W

Combined Coryat: $11,500

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