Show #4674 - Thursday, December 23, 2004

Aaron Thompson game 1.

Contestants

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Jessica Ayers, a tutor originally from Walnut Ridge, Arkansas

Aaron Thompson, an executive assistant from Washington, D.C.

Hugh Price, an engineer from Chevy Chase, Maryland (whose 1-day cash winnings total $10,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
BABY PICTURES
PRESIDENTIAL PUZZLES
SKI YOU LATER
ALTERED STATES
(Alex: Each correct response will be a state.)
STUPID ANSWERS
    $200 26
The poem refers to these as coursers, calling them by name
    $200 21
Mrs. Woodhouse has a devil of a time with her pregnancy in this 1968 scarefest
    $200 16
Next in line:
J.B., A.L.,
...
    $200 1
Cross-country skiing falls under this discipline whose name refers to the people or culture of Scandinavia
    $200 6
OLD FAIR
    $200 7
In 2001 this fruit became the official blue berry of North Carolina
    $400 27
Though generally known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas", this is the poem's proper title
    $400 22
Fatherhood is thrust upon bachelors Tom Selleck, Ted Danson & Steve Guttenberg in this comedy
    $400 17
After George Washington left office in 1797, we didn't get another George in office until this year
    $400 2
This winter sport, likely developed from European military skiing competitions, was introduced to the Olympics in 1960
    $400 12
A FRAIL ICON
    $400 8
Oddly, this piece of furniture was never built for the throne room at Neuschwanstein Castle
    $600 28
St. Nick "had a broad face and a little round belly that shook, when he laughed, like" this
    $600 23
Hugh Grant is less than thrilled when he finds out that girlfriend Julianne Moore is pregnant in this comedy
    $600 18
1 of the 2 presidents who have a Jr. in their names; they served consecutively in the 20th century
    $600 3
As in the geometric term, your skis should not converge while making this type of turn
    $600 13
NO OGRE
    $600 9
This Las Vegas hotel ceased to be a landmark when it was demolished on November 7, 1995
    $800 29
The poem calls St. Nick "chubby and plump" & "a right jolly old" one of these
    $800 24
Spencer Tracy has to deal with pregnant daughter Elizabeth Taylor & then a crying grandson in this classic sequel
    $800 19
He's the last person who had more than one person as vice president
    $800 4
Gates mark the zigzap course of this kind of ski race whose name comes from words meaning "sloping" & "track"
    $800 14
SAW NOTHING
    $800 10
One side of Willemstad, Curacao is called Punda & the other side is Otrabanda, which means this
    $1000 30
It's the sound the poem's narrator heard "out on the lawn" that caused him to spring out of bed
    $1000 25
Super Yuppie Diane Keaton inherits a baby from a distant relative in this flick
    DD: $1,600 20
He was the first sitting president who could have sung "The Star Spangled Banner"
    $1000 5
The most direct route down the slope is called this "line", which might worry an unsteady skier
    $1000 15
EAR BANKS
    $1000 11
There are a number of Chanel fragrances, including this one that immortalizes her birthday, August 19

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

Hugh Aaron Jessica
$4,000 $2,200 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Hugh Aaron Jessica
$5,400 $3,200 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

DESERTS
BY GEORGE, IT'S GEORGE!
THE BARNES COLLECTION
ORGANIZATIONS
"GO" FOR IT
SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST
    $400 11
This continent's Gibson Desert was named for Alfred Gibson, who was lost searching for water in the 1800s
    $400 6
With hits like "All My Ex's Live in Texas" & "Blue Clear Sky", he's "Pure Country"
    $400 24
(Alex reads the clue from the Barnes Collection.) Rosy cheeks are a signature of this French artist, Dr. Barnes' favorite; there are over 180 of his works in the Barnes collection
    $400 21
The Ellery Queen Award is bestowed by the MWA, which stands for this
    $400 16
To move these sports items is to change the rules or conditions after a project has already started
    $400 1
Of the signs of the Zodiac, it's alphabetically last
    $800 12
Towns in this desert include Barstow & Needles, California
    $800 7
This record producer was known as the "Fifth Beatle"
    $800 25
(Alex reads the clue from the Barnes Collection.)
Talk about an eye for value! Dr. Barnes once refused to sell for $6,000 the watercolor by this artist that he had acquired for $10
    $800 22
This naturalist helped found the Sierra Club in 1892 & served as its first president
    $800 17
Home to Volvo, it's the second-most populous city in Sweden
    $800 2
On April 1 of this year, Five Forks crossroads became the site of the last important battle of the Civil War
    $1200 13
Mongolia's Altai & Hangayn Nuruu Mountains form the northern border of this desert
    $1200 8
In his 1963 inaugural address this governor called for "Segregation forever!"
    $1200 28
(Alex reads the clue from the Barnes Collection.) Early on, Dr. Barnes recognized the influence of African art on European artists, like this Italian whose work is featured here
    $1200 23
In 1904 the Irish National Theatre Society established this Dublin repertory company
    $1200 18
It's the Hebrew word for calvary
    $1200 3
In July 1889 this fighter knocked out Jack Kilrain in the last bare-knuckled championship boxing match
    $1600 14
This desert of southwest Arizona shares its name & area with an adjoining Mexican state
    $1600 9
He was the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams 1966-1970 & of the Washington Redskins 1971-77
    $1600 29
(Alex reads the clue from the Barnes Collection.) There are treasures everywhere here at the Barnes, even in a stairwell: "Joy of Life," a Matisse masterpiece, was said to be the inspiration for this wild art movement
    $1600 26
In 1863 biologist Louis Agassiz & physicist Joseph Henry were charter members of this "National" body
    $1600 19
1921 Heidelberg University graduate seen here
    $1600 4
"Water" was the first word learned by Helen Keller & the last word spoken by this 18th U.S. President
    DD: $6,000 15
The city of Beersheba is called the capital of this desert region
    $2000 10
In 1990 a color remake was produced of this director's 1968 B&W Zombie classic "Night of the Living Dead"
    $2000 30
(Alex reads the clue from the Barnes Collection.) In the Barnes collections, there are 46 Picassos, 59 Matisses and 69 works by this artist, whose famous "Card Players" is seen here
    DD: $3,000 27
In 1914 composer Victor Herbert co-founded this 5-letter association to collect fees from music users
    $2000 20
Small spiny-finned fish whose pelvic fins form a sucker
    $2000 5
The last time this general assembly of the colony of Virginia met was June 24, 1775

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Hugh Aaron Jessica
$20,000 $18,000 $2,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

AUTHORS
He publicly objected to the name of a 2004 documentary for infringing on the title of one of his books

Final scores:

Hugh Aaron Jessica
$3,999 $20,000 $5,599
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $20,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Hugh Aaron Jessica
$15,000 $19,600 $2,800
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
27 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
6 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $37,400

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