Show #3224 - Thursday, September 17, 1998

Lance Johnson game 2.

Contestants

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Melissa Varvil, a stay-at-home mom from Mountain Home, Idaho

Todd Schneider, a technical writer from Santa Barbara, California

Lance Johnson, an event coordinator from Champaign, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $10,599)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC
SCIENCE CLASS
THE SMALL SCREEN
INVENTORS
IT'S ALL RELATIVE
CROSSWORD CLUES "B"
    $100 12
An Old Farmer's proverb says "March winds and" these "bring forth May flowers"
    $100 11
By definition, organic compounds must contain atoms of this element
    $100 6
Tom Smothers guest-starred as Todd's hippie dad on this Brooke Shields sitcom
    $100 1
In June 1896 he completed his first automobile at his home on Bagley Avenue in Detroit
    $100 22
Nicolas Cage is this to Francis Ford Coppola
    $100 17
Baby bed
(8)
    $200 13
To cure these in a baby, the Almanac advises, don't yell Boo; put 2 broom straws in its hair
    $200 27
The name of this science comes from 2 Greek words meaning "Earth discussion"
    $200 7
This "X-Files" star also hosts Showtime's "Red Shoe Diaries"
    $200 2
In 1896 he received his first patent for wireless telegraphy in England, not his native Italy
    $200 23
William Henry Harrison was this to Benjamin Harrison
    $200 18
Dugout furniture
(5)
    $300 14
The Almanac's gardener's companion says it's the most popular garden vegetable (or is it a fruit?)
    $300 28
This threadlike structure found in cells is made up largely of proteins & DNA
    DD: $500 8
(VIDEO DAILY DOUBLE):
(Here is one of the participants in last year's Celebrity Tournament with the clue):
"Hi, I'm Fred Savage. The answer is: On "The Wonder Years" I played Kevin Arnold; this actor narrated the show as the adult Kevin"
    $300 3
George Eastman received a patent for this on September 4, 1888; say cheese!
    $300 24
Garry Marshall is this to Penny Marshall
    $300 19
Winged monarch
(9)
    $400 15
The Almanac puts out 4 editions, 3 for the U.S. & one for this country
    $400 29
This stage of complete metamorphosis occurs immediately after the larval stage
    $400 9
Mork traveled millions of miles from Ork to this Colorado city, Mindy's hometown
    $400 4
While in Paris, Robert Fulton became fascinated with developing this, which he called a "plunging boat"
    $400 25
Caroline Schlossberg is this to Senator Ted Kennedy
    $400 20
2-party politics
(10)
    $500 16
The first issue cost 6 pence & was published during this U.S. president's first term
    $500 30
This bottom part of the brain stem controls breathing & heartbeat
    $500 10
This "Television For Women" channel's series include "Intimate Portrait" & "What Every Baby Knows"
    $500 5
He developed his "tensegrity" structures in the 1940s while teaching at Black Mountain College in North Carolina
    $500 26
The Duke of Windsor was this to Queen Elizabeth II
    $500 21
Bountyless man
(5)

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 11):

Lance Todd Melissa
$0 $500 -$300

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Lance Todd Melissa
$2,900 $600 $400

Double Jeopardy! Round

OLD FARMERS
LITERATURE
VIDEO TOUR
VAULT DISNEY
ALL ABOUT OPERA
WORD ORIGINS
    $200 16
His farm workers union merged with the AFL-CIO in 1966 with him as president
    $200 1
The only thing this "Wizard of Oz" character was afraid of was "a lighted match"
    $200 6
Lots of photos of this country look "cheesy", but they're good enough for me
    $200 11
It's the title mode of transportation for 1928's "Willie"
    $200 26
In 1989 composer Gian Carlo Menotti directed his own opera about this boy "and the Night Visitors"
    $200 21
Derived from the Greek for "throw", you can throw a floppy one into a computer & store a file
    $400 17
In 1912 he sold his Derry farm (Derry, New Hampshire) & moved to England to write poetry
    $400 2
This children's story describes Toad Hall as "a dignified old house of mellowed red brick"
    $400 7
I bought a lot of junk in this former Crown Colony, but I wanted the "junk" seen here
    $400 12
It's the first name of either of the 2 "Rescuers"
    $400 27
This composer of the enchanting ballet "Swan Lake" wrote an opera called "The Enchantress"
    $400 22
This "attractive" word is from 2 Greek words for "stone of magnesia"
    $600 18
Around 1870 he bought some farmland in Massachusetts & developed his famous potato there
    $600 3
In 1941 his story "The Devil And Daniel Webster" was adapted as a film starring Edward Arnold
    $600 8
If you're standing next to the sign seen here ("Manger Square" in Arabic & English), you know you're in this city
    $600 13
King Louie is the scatting leader of the monkeys in this 1967 animated film
    DD: $200 28
(VIDEO DAILY DOUBLE):
"Effervescent" nickname of the opera singer seen here

[photo from a 1996 Celebrity Jeopardy! appearance]
    $600 23
Although it's not red, this potato's name is derived from a Latin word for red
    $800 19
The Springdale, Arkansas company he founded in 1935 was the start of his chicken business
    $800 4
This novel begins, "My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip..."
    $800 9
"The King And I" think you'll enjoy a visit to this city's Grand Palace
    $800 14
Before Mickey, one of Walt's successful creations was this "Lucky Rabbit"
    $800 29
Be on the alert: "Alerta! Alerta!", one of his longest bass arias, appears in his opera "Il Trovatore"
    $800 24
The name of this prehistoric reptile, the largest known flying animal, means "wing finger"
    $1000 20
As part of his "rebellion" this Virginia farmer captured & burned Jamestown in 1676
    $1000 5
Though not in travel brochures, Erskine Caldwell's "Tobacco Road" is located in this state
    DD: $1,000 10
(VIDEO DAILY DOUBLE):
I think this is the "sweet"est landmark in all of South America
    $1000 15
If we're heading through "The Black Hole", it's with this Austrian-born actor who played evil Dr. Reinhardt
    $1000 30
This heroine of a Donizetti opera is the sister of Lord Enrico Ashton of Lammermoor
    $1000 25
These salts used as a soaking aid for swelling are named for the British town of their discovery

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Lance Todd Melissa
$11,300 $5,000 $200
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

OSCAR NOMINEES
Nominated for an Oscar in 1998, she was an original founding member of the Screen Actors Guild

Final scores:

Lance Todd Melissa
$10,300 $4,000 $400
2-day champion: $20,899 2nd place: Trip to Doubletree Aloha Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu 3rd place: Rand McNally Gift Certificate

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Lance Todd Melissa
$11,800 $5,000 $400
26 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R,
5 W
8 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $17,200

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