Show #8276 - Monday, November 9, 2020

Episode begins with a tribute to Alex Trebek by Executive Producer Mike Richards, and ends with a title card reading, "Dedicated to Alex Trebek / Forever in our Hearts / Always our Inspiration". The title card is displayed at the end of the remainder of the games hosted by Alex Trebek.

Contestants

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Ben Lewis, a data scientist from Costa Mesa, California

Monisha Crisell, a urologist originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Andrew Chaikin, a musician and teacher from San Francisco, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $21,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

PODCASTS
THE BOOK CASE
WHAT THE BLANK?
M-N-Ms
(Alex: Each correct response will begin with the letter "M", end with an "M" and have an "N" somewhere in between.)
A DAY AT THE RACES
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
    $200 23
This "Science Guy" "Is on a Mission to Change the World" & takes your questions on "Science Rules!"
    $200 30
In "Tropic of Fear" Nancy Drew met up with these brothers for a Hawaiian-themed mystery
    $200 28
Literally, it's a bank draft that is signed but with the amount left empty
    $200 5
It's a period of 1,000 years
    $200 29
On May 3, 2008 this Jamaican ran a 100 meters in 9.76; a few weeks later, he shaved .04 to set the world record
    $200 27
After his U.S. debut with Joan Sutherland in 1965, this bearded Italian tenor hit the high C's as Tonjo in "La fille du régiment"
    $400 22
"Fiasco" examined the issues that played out during the election in 2000 between these 2 politicians
    $400 21
This lady who lived in the British village of St. Mary Mead solved "The Murder at the Vicarage"
    $400 12
Standard versions of this board game have 2 blank tiles that can be any letter but are worth zero points
    $400 4
I'm fond of the one seen here; it was made for me
    $400 19
It took 3 days of looking at news pics, but Lee Petty was finally named the winner of the 1st 500 at this Fla. speedway in 1959
    $400 26
Opera hits a real low note (a "D") in an aria by Osmin, a role for this vocal range in Mozart's "Abduction from the Seraglio"
    $600 15
"WeCrashed" looks at this office-sharing company that had a rough month in 2019 when it lost $37 billion in valuation
    $600 10
"The Interpretation of Murder" finds this Austrian & Carl Jung caught up in a Manhattan murder mystery
    $600 7
This phrase meaning to be failed by your memory probably comes from a lottery where losing tickets had nothing written on them
    $600 3
Used in photography, it has atomic number 12
    $600 17
In 2012 the Maryland Racing Commission shaved 1 2/5 seconds off Secretariat's 1973 win, setting a new record for this Triple Crown race
    DD: $3,000 20
The name of this famed opera house in Milan built by Maria Theresa in the 1770s translates to "the staircase"
    $800 14
Start counting Scovilles as the podcast about this food heats up on "It Burns"
    $800 9
This "colorful" boy detective solved many crimes, like "The Case of the Stolen Diamonds"
    $800 6
A documentary about this game show hosted by Gene Rayburn & later Alec Baldwin is subtitled "Behind the Blank"
    $800 2
Jesse Ventura said, "WikiLeaks exists because" this media "haven't done their job"
    $800 16
The tradition of the yellow jersey being awarded during this race began in 1919; yellow was the color of the newspaper that sponsored it
    $800 25
In a Samuel Barber opera, you know that this queen is about to die when a man enters carrying a basket of figs
    $1000 13
Turns out this TBS late night show host "Needs a Friend"; Malcolm Gladwell & Tina Fey were happy to oblige
    $1000 11
This, Mary Shelley's middle name, is the name of a detective agency in which a young Mary solves cases
    $1000 8
John Milton used this unrhymed pentameter in "Paradise Lost"
    $1000 1
As opposed to albinism, this hereditary condition allows for darker pigmentation
    $1000 18
As a rookie in 2007, Lewis Hamilton finished only one point behind. season champ Kimi Räikkönen in this alphanumeric auto racing class
    $1000 24
The king's aria to a tree is a highlight of Handel's "Serse", about the Persian king better known as this

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

Andrew Monisha Ben
$6,000 $1,200 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Andrew Monisha Ben
$11,800 $1,600 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC NAMES
ACRONYMS
AMONG THE 10 LARGEST ISLANDS
MOVIE BIOS
SYMBOLS
KEN JENNINGS--MARINE BIOLOGIST
(Alex: And then we hear from the newest member of the Jeopardy! team.) (Ken Jennings: To be a Jeopardy! champion, you have to know something about everything. Today I'll test your knowledge of marine biology.)
    $400 26
She united Castile with Aragon when she married Ferdinand V in 1469
    $400 1
The creator of this type of animated online file intended it to sound like the peanut butter brand
    $400 27
With an area of about 840,000 square miles, it's the world's largest island
    $400 29
2005:
Joaquin Phoenix as this country music sensation
    $400 28
The glyph that symbolizes this sign of the zodiac represents ripples of water
    $400 30
(Ken Jennings presents the clue.) The giant larvacean, which looks like a tadpole surrounded by a balloon of mucus, helps battle climate change; disproportionate to its small size, the gelatinous animals, with their protein & cellulose snot palaces, have helped the ocean remove this planet-warming gas from the atmosphere
    $800 25
During an historic visit to China in 1972, President Nixon met with this Communist Party leader
    $800 15
Adman Arthur Meyerhoff got his initials in the name of this cooking spray
    DD: $6,000 11
It's the only one of the 10 that's part of Africa
    $800 23
2000:
Ed Harris as this drip painter
    $800 22
The diminutive of star gives this keyboard symbol its name
    $800 19
(Ken Jennings presents the clue.) Though its name is a byword for "crowding", this fish is vulnerable to steep reductions in numbers; overfishing closed the famed Cannery Row, & in 2014, its Pacific grounds were closed after its populations reduced by about 90%
    $1200 16
Leading the Spartan forces, Lysander defeated the Athenian navy, ending this war in 405 B.C.
    $1200 3
You might want to wear a wetsuit if you do this type of underwater diving
    $1200 10
A silhouette of this second-largest island kind of looks like a bird in flight
    $1200 6
In "The Motorcycle Diaries":
Gael Garcia Bernal as this revolutionary
    $1200 12
This baby animal represents Jesus, the sacrifice offered for man's sins
    $1200 20
(Ken Jennings presents the clue.) This cartilaginous fish with a barbed tail & its mouth on its underside lives on the ocean bottom; its relative, the manta ray, is found in open waters, so I wonder how the classic marine biology text, "Rock Lobster" by the B-52s, can possibly have them swimming together
    DD: $5,000 17
In 1781 this German philosopher published his "Critique of Pure Reason", because he could
    $1600 2
Drake's song "The Motto" helped popularize this acronym telling us to go for what we want
    $1600 9
At No. 10, Ellesmere Island covers about 75,000 square miles in this ocean
    $1600 5
1993:
Liam Neeson as this German industrialist who saved Jews during World War II
    $1600 13
An ancient symbol, the ouroboros is this animal with its tail in its mouth; it is continually devouring itself & reborn from itself
    $1600 21
(Ken Jennings presents the clue.) Some species of shrimp dig burrows that provide shelter for goby fish which, in turn, act as lookout for the nearly blind shrimp; it's an example of mutualism, which, of the main types of this relationship, is the one where both parties benefit
    $2000 18
Prior to David Cameron, the last British PM named David was this man who led his country during WWI
    $2000 4
This acronymic period takes up about 25% of our sleep time & is when we have our most vivid dreams
    $2000 8
Brunei is located on its northern coast
    $2000 7
In "12 Years a Slave":
Chiwetel Ejiofor as this free Black man sold into slavery
    $2000 14
The first 3 letters of this Eastern symbol are represented by the tiger; the last 4, by the dragon
    $2000 24
(Ken Jennings presents the clue.) Marine biology with a touch of military history: during World War II, Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists identified a crustacean whose noises were interfering with the detection of these enemy vessels

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Andrew Monisha Ben
$22,200 $10,000 $24,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

WORD ORIGINS
This word for a type of building or institution comes from Greek for a place sacred to a mythical group of 9

Final scores:

Andrew Monisha Ben
$24,399 $10,000 $44,401
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $44,401

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Andrew Monisha Ben
$19,800 $10,000 $15,600
25 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
10 R,
0 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $45,400

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