Show #4981 - Monday, April 17, 2006

Bob Mesko game 4-B.

Contestants

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Holly Owens, a student originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Bob Mesko, an arts administrator from Denver, Colorado

Brian Lamb, a middle school teacher from Bakersfield, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $39,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
TV SUPPORTING CASTS
(Alex: You guys have to identify the shows.)
RIDE WITHOUT A LICENSE
THE NEW YORK TIMES PHOTOGRAPHY
LEFT, RIGHT, CENTER
STUPID ANSWERS
    $200 6
In India, flowers & wreaths are brought to the shrine of this spiritual leader on his birthday, October 2
    $200 1
Vivian Vance,
William Frawley
    $200 16
If you want to go jibbing, you don't need a sailboat but an armada twin-tip pair of these snow devices
    $200 11
The ship seen here is moving through this artificial waterway completed in 1869
    $200 21
To an ophthalmologist, the Latin abbreviation O.D., for oculus dexter, can refer to this body part
    $200 23
It's the 1-word name of the Ben & Jerry's flavor described as "vanilla ice cream with vanilla bean specks"
    $400 7
This holiday began in 1868 when a general designated a day to adorn the graves of the Civil War dead
    $400 2
George Wendt,
Woody Harrelson,
Rhea Perlman
    $400 17
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue while on a bodyboard.) This brand of bodyboard sounds like you can get some disco-type moves going on it
    $400 12
From the Latin for "to hold in front", it's the period epitomized here
    $400 22
There's a film society & a chamber music society of this on the Upper West Side between 62nd & 65th
    $400 24
(Jon of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the Duke University Primate Center.) Technicians of the Duke University Primate Center say the animals go bananas over grapes & this fruit of the genus Musa
    $600 8
The Punxsutawney Spirit was the first newspaper to print news about the observance of this holiday in 1886
    $600 3
Brad Garrett,
Doris Roberts,
Peter Boyle
    DD: $1,000 18
In 1980 2 Minnesota brothers formed a company to make these as an off-season hockey training device
    $600 13
The Times photo of this man dates from sometime around 1870; he was dead by 1876
    $600 28
You're "out in" this sports area when you hold an extreme or unconventional point of view
    $600 25
After Dec. 11, 2005 this show was movin' out of Broadway's Richard Rogers Theatre
    $800 9
This Jewish observance marks the end of 10 days of penitence
    $800 4
David Ogden Stiers,
Loretta Swit,
Harry Morgan
    $800 19
The pocket bike seen here looks like a shrunken version of this Wisconsin-based motorcycle brand
    $800 14
A famous trio is seen here at this Ukranian resort city in 1945
    $800 29
It has 3 sides & contains a 90-degree angle
    $800 26
Henry Adams won a Pulitzer for "The Education of Henry Adams"; this man won for "The Americanization of Edward Bok"
    $1000 10
In 1223 St. Francis of Assisi famously celebrated Christmas by setting up one of these displays in Greccio, Italy
    $1000 5
Denzel Washington,
David Morse,
Howie Mandel
    $1000 20
In 2008 this sport, run on a bumpy dirt track, will be added to the Summer Olympics to help attract younger viewers
    $1000 15
Seen here are these two artists who were married in 1929 in Coyocan
    $1000 30
Ironically, the publisher of this Christian sci-fi book series sponsored a NASCAR racing team in 2002
    $1000 27
The American poet Hilda Doolittle used this 2-letter pen name

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

Brian Bob Holly
$600 $2,600 $4,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brian Bob Holly
$3,400 $3,600 $6,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

POETIC LINES
MYSTERY HISTORY
RICHARD WAGNER
COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
"J"EOGRAPHY
(Alex: We're misspelling that word, of course.)
U.S. GOVT. ABBREV.
    $400 16
In the words of Edgar A. Guest, "It takes a heap o' livin' in a house t' make it" this
    $400 1
This actress played Jessica Fletcher, a writer in Cabot Cove, Maine who wrote & solved mysteries
    $400 11
In 1850 Wagner published an attack on the influence of this ethnic group in music
    $400 21
Speeding off the shelves is "The Fast Lane", the NHRA's official 50th anniversary book on this type of racing
    $400 6
Arhus, Denmark's second-largest city, lies on this peninsula
    $400 26
Not popular with criminals:
DEA
    $800 17
2 of his less famous lines are "A tree that looks at God all day, and lifts her leafy arms to pray"
    $800 2
It's the 2-word name for the van driven around by the kids on "Scooby Doo"
    $800 12
The Libestod, or "Love-Death", is from this opera named for doomed lovers
    DD: $2,000 22
"Intimate Portrait of a Very Good Year" is devoted to photographs of this singer in 1964
    $800 7
This city was once known as El Paso del Norte but was renamed for a Mexican president
    $800 27
A big part of the paper chase:
GPO
    $1200 18
When this schooner wrecked, cruel rocks "gored her side like the horns of an angry bull"
    $1200 3
One of the 3 people who have hosted the PBS series "Mystery!"
    $1200 13
Wagner had to flee Munich after raiding this German state's treasury to maintain his lifestyle
    $1200 23
Disney's first "animated screenplay" is this film's art book, which includes a foreword by James Earl Jones
    $1200 8
During the Civil War, General Sherman reduced this state capital to ashes, causing it to be called "Chimneyville"
    $1200 28
A source of future pilots:
AFROTC
    $1600 19
This "small" title character of a Eugene Field poem told his toy dog & soldier, "and don't you make any noise"
    $1600 4
In a 1990s novel, Stephanie Barron had the sense & sensibility to turn this author into a sleuth
    $1600 14
Operas named for Grail Knights include "Parsifal" & this one whose famed prelude is heard here
    $1600 24
One book covers the "Bohemia" of this Long Island beach area that attracted F. Scott Fitzgerald & Winslow Homer
    $1600 9
Until the '60s, French was the official language of this British island in the English Channel
    $1600 29
They build bridges to the future:
ACE
    $2000 20
In "Harlem", he penned, "What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?"
    $2000 5
Agatha Christie was staying in Aswan when she wrote this 1937 mystery about a young woman's murder
    $2000 15
This future Mrs. Wagner was still married to Hans von Bulow when she gave birth to Wagner's daughter
    $2000 25
"The Architecture and Design of a Midcentury Oasis" highlights the houses in this California city 114 miles from L.A.
    $2000 10
The names of a period of the Mesozoic Era & a Spielberg thriller both come from this 4-letter Alpine range
    DD: $2,200 30
Sort of like the Peace Corps, only local:
VISTA

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brian Bob Holly
$5,400 $9,600 $12,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

LEADING MEN
1 of 2 actors who have earned acting Academy Award nominations in the last 5 consecutive decades

Final scores:

Brian Bob Holly
$1 $6,599 $5,900
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $6,599 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Brian Bob Holly
$3,800 $9,600 $14,800
14 R
(including 2 DDs),
7 W
13 R,
4 W
21 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $28,200

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