Show #3930 - Friday, October 5, 2001

Contestants

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David Mitchell, a recent college graduate from Seattle, Washington

Cheryl Howard, a computer scientist and mother of two from Falls Church, Virginia

Rod Sanders, a master control operator from Corpus Christi, Texas (whose 2-day cash winnings total $17,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

AFRICAN-AMERICAN FIRSTS
BRIT SPEAK
WORLD SKYLINE TOURS
THE COMEDY STYLINGS OF...
(Alex: You have to tell us the identity of the person.)
MONOTREMES
THAT'S A CRIME!
    $100 13
In 1989, aboard Discovery, Frederick D. Gregory became the first black commander of one of these missions
    $100 23
This word, which we sometimes use for TV, is Brit speak for the subway
    $100 5
This city has been a port since the Roman period
    $100 1
His "Top Ten Rejected Batman Villains" included "The Ticketmaster", "Lactose Intolerant Man" & "Incontinento"
    $100 15
Unlike the live births of other mammals, the platypus reproduces by laying these
    $100 16
In a '90s NBC series title, this crime preceded "Life on the Streets"
    $200 3
For his role in "Lilies of the Field", he was the first African-American to win a Best Actor Oscar
    $200 22
In England, it covers a car's engine; in America, it cover's a baby's head
    $200 6
This city has one of the world's largest single-span bridges across its harbor
    $200 2
A listing for a '95 Pontiac "loaded with feathers" was among this late night host's "Headlines"
    $200 27
The country that's home to the earliest dated monotreme fossils, it's also home to the platypus
    $200 17
A jury is the group you're tried before; this is lying under oath to them
    $300 4
"On My Honor" from 1975 to 1978 Gloria Randle Scott served as the first black president of this organization
    $300 24
To do some repairs around your house, you might hire a sparky, one of these people
    $300 7
This city was nearly destroyed twice in the 20th century by an earthquake & then by bombing
    $300 10
"In the Year 2000", according to this host, Kathie Lee will convert & "annoy the world with her annual Ramadan special"
    $300 28
Facial feature mentioned in the longer version of the platypus' name
    $300 18
This taking of a human life may be classified as "voluntary" or "involuntary"
    DD: $700 14
Robert Weaver, the first black Cabinet member, made himself at "home" in this department in 1966
    $400 25
The British don't normally eat these with gravy; they're cookies
    $400 8
The first mayor of this city led a rebellion against the Canadian governor after being unseated in Parliament
    $400 11
This deadpan comic asked, "If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?"
    $400 29
The name platypus comes from the Greek for "broad" this body part
    $400 19
It's extortion by threat--like you'll send the photos to the newspaper if you don't receive $2 million
    $500 21
In 1950 this U.N. mediator became the first African-American to win the Nobel Peace Prize
    $500 26
Common term for a doctor's office; it's where he "operates" from
    $500 9
This South American city's name comes from early explorers who thought the bay was a river
    $500 12
"If a bouncer gets drunk, who throws him out?" he wrote in his book "Brain Droppings"
    $500 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from a zoo.) The platypus has a big old beaver-like tail, as opposed to this virtually tailless monotreme
    $500 20
Peculation is taking funds entrusted to you bit by bit through this fraudulent process

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

Rod Cheryl David
$2,100 $0 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Rod Cheryl David
$3,400 $1,100 $800

Double Jeopardy! Round

FRENCH ART & ARTISTS
LAST COMPLETE NOVEL
WACKY MATH
ERAS & AGES
STEPHEN HAWKING
A BRIEF HISTORY OF RHYME
    $200 2
The famous Gustave Caillebotte painting seen here depicts this city on a rainy day
    $200 21
"Glinda of Oz"
(1920)
    $200 1
Strings on a standard guitar times the Oscars won by Pauly Shore
    $200 9
Kicked off by the Russians in October 1957, it's also an adjective meaning "shiny & modern"
    $200 26
Stephen has been called "the greatest theoretical physicist since" this physicist born in 1879
    $200 17
Egyptian boy pharaoh's innards
    $400 3
Seen here in a self-portrait, Madame Vigee Lebrun was painter to this queen before fleeing France in 1789
    $400 22
"Finnegans Wake"
(1939)
    $400 7
Number of "golden rings" in a Christmas song plus the number of rings in Ringling's circus
    $400 10
An era in American movies is named for these, like Paramount & MGM, when they controlled the theaters
    $400 27
Stephen received his Ph.D. from this prestigious British university in 1966
    $400 18
"Fiddling" Roman emperor's admired people
    $600 4
(The entire Clue Crew lounges about on the grass, picnic-style, with Cheryl reading.) It's what we're having right now, or the title of a scandalous 1863 Manet painting
    DD: $1,400 23
"The Thin Man"
(1934)
    $600 8
Days in a leap year minus the title "route" number of a TV show starring Martin Milner
    DD: $1,000 13
The Durants' "Story of Civilization" includes "The Age of" this longest-reigning French king
    $600 14
Carthaginian general's man-eaters
    $800 5
His 1888 portrait of Ellen Barre, seen here, is much more subdued than his nightlife paintings
    $800 24
"Persuasion"
(1818)
    $800 11
Joe Namath's Jet uniform No. divided by the title number of a TV police car driven by Martin Milner
    $800 15
Mark Twain wrote for the journal The Golden Era before co-writing the 1873 novel titled this "Age"
    $800 19
First Israelite king's gun-totin' girlfriends
    $1000 6
This impressionist painted his wife Camille in a kimono in the 1870s portrait seen here
    $1000 25
"Ice Palace"
(1958)
    $1000 12
No. of "islands" in a mayo-based salad dressing plus a "baker's dozen" of cookies made by Martin Milner
    $1000 16
An age of Roman literature is named for this emperor, formerly Octavian
    $1000 20
"Great" Persian king's parasitic microscopic organisms

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Rod Cheryl David
$4,800 $2,300 -$400
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

20th CENTURY WOMEN
Ushers at her 2001 funeral included Bill Gates, Barbara Walters, Jim Lehrer & Bob Woodward

Final scores:

Rod Cheryl David
$4,700 $4,599 -$400
3-day champion: $21,900 2nd place: a trip to Spice Islands Beach Resort, Grenada 3rd place: a golfing trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Rod Cheryl David
$4,800 $3,700 $1,300
19 R,
3 W
11 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
6 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $9,800

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