Responses for show #3962 - Tuesday, November 20, 2001

2001 College Championship final game 2.
From the campus at UCLA.

Contestants

Matt Schnippert, a sophomore at Florida State University from Jacksonville, Florida (subtotal of $11,000)

Thomas Zamora, a junior at the University of Southern California from Cypress, California (subtotal of $2,500)

Vinita Kailasanath, a sophomore at Stanford University from Laurel, Maryland (subtotal of $12,900)

Jeopardy! Round responses

SCIENCE
ONE-WORD FILM TITLES
CHANGE ONE LETTER...
I REPRESENT
(Alex: You'll have to name the state each person represents in Congress.)
AMERICAN PIE
THIS ONE TIME AT BAND CAMP
    $100 4
light

Vinita
    $100 8
Speed

Vinita
    $100 6
(Vinita: What is "K" to "T" for [*]?)

pint

Vinita
    $100 9
(Vinita: What is Indiana?)

Missouri

VinitaMatt
    $100 18
pumpkin pie

Matt
    $100 23
baton

Thomas
    $200 5
sodium

Vinita
    $200 14
Rocky

Vinita
    $200 7
fuse

Thomas
    $200 10
Delaware

Vinita
    $200 19
(Vinita: What is icing?)

meringue

VinitaMatt
    $200 24
the trombone

Matt
    $300 3
isobars

Matt
    $300 15
Alien

Vinita
    $300 28
grove

Matt
    $300 11
(Vinita: What is Vermont?)

Massachusetts

VinitaThomas
    $500 20
(Alex: Yes, the young man from Florida State came up with [*].)

key lime pie

Matt
    $300 25
the bassoon

Matt
    $400 1
butterflies & moths

Vinita
    $400 16
Unbreakable

Thomas
    $400 29
squirt

Thomas
    $400 12
Indiana

Vinita
    $400 21
pecan

Thomas
    $400 26
a fight song

Matt
    $500 2
a Leiden jar

Vinita
    $500 17
Bounce

Thomas
    $500 30
kudos

Thomas
    $500 13
(Matt: What is Massachusetts?)
(Thomas: What is New York?)

Rhode Island

ThomasMatt
Triple Stumper
    $500 22
shoofly pie

Thomas
    $500 27
(Alex: He was obviously a big golfer--[*]. "The [*] March".)

Colonel Bogey

Triple Stumper

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

Vinita Thomas Matt
$2,100 $0 -$100

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Vinita Thomas Matt
$1,900 $2,800 $1,900

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

CliffsNotes
(Alex: ...and all of these notes have to do with Shakespeare plays.)
COMMERCIAL SUCCESS
HAND GESTURES
CAMPUS ARCHITECTURE
AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARIES
BEFORE & AFTER
    $200 2
[The "(whoops)" was displayed in lowercase.]

Othello

Matt
    $200 6
NSYNC

Thomas
    $200 19
make a right turn

Matt
    $200 9
ivy

Vinita
    $200 14
(Paul) Revere

Vinita
    $200 26
Big Ben Stiller

Thomas
    $400 3
The Tempest

Thomas
    $400 7
Pringles

Thomas
    $400 22
(Alex: You'd be in [*] because you're asking the waiter to bring you the check, please.)

a restaurant

Triple Stumper
    $400 10
a barn

Matt
    $400 15
(Matt: Who is Benedict Arnold?)

(Nathan) Hale

VinitaMatt
    $400 29
Blue Jay Leno

Matt
    $1,800 1
(Vinita: Hmm... who is Richard III?)
...
(Alex: "Once more unto the breach, dear friends...")

Henry V

Vinita
    $600 8
Suzanne Vega

Triple Stumper
    $600 23
the University of Texas Longhorns

Matt
    $600 11
a temple

Vinita
    $600 16
Lee

Vinita
    $600 30
(Matt: [*]? Who--what is B.B. King Huttut? What--is--[*]?)
(Alex: All right. I know sometimes it's hard to get it out.)
[Cheers and applause; Matt pants with his tongue sticking out, then makes a comical blubbering noise by fiddling his lips with his index finger.]

B.B. King Tut

Matt
    $800 4
Twelfth Night

Matt
    $800 20
Target

Vinita
    $800 24
the throat slash

Matt
    $800 12
(Matt: What is a temple?)

a cathedral

ThomasMatt
    $800 17
Sam Adams

Vinita
    $800 28
Jason Alexander Graham Bell

Vinita
    $1000 5
As You Like It

Vinita
    $1000 21
The Wallflowers

Triple Stumper
    $1000 25
[Applause either for Matt's near-run of the category or just his getting a popular correct response on this clue]

raise the roof

Matt
    $1000 13
(Frank Lloyd) Wright

Vinita
    $2,000 18
(Alex: [After Vinita's delayed correct response] You three have a way of giving me very--something very close to heart failure when you hit those Daily Doubles.)

(Benjamin) Franklin

Vinita
    $1000 27
Halfway House of Seven Gables

Thomas

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Vinita Thomas Matt
$8,500 $5,800 $5,700

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

CITY NAME ORIGINS
(Alex: [To Matt] The city is Colombo. It became the capital of Ceylon.)
...
(Johnny Gilbert: Congratulations, Vinita. As the winner of the College Championship, you will receive the Volvo V40 with 5 doors, up to 68 cubic feet of cargo room, and countless Volvo safety features. The choice is academic--the Volvo V40. Congratulations!)
MattWho is Christopher Columbus?
$3,101
ThomasWho was Christopher Columbus?
$5,800
VinitaWho is Christopher Columbus?
$1,001
Christopher Columbus

Final scores:

Vinita Thomas Matt
$9,501 $11,600 $8,801

Cumulative scores:

Vinita Thomas Matt
$22,401 $14,100 $19,801
Tournament champion: $50,000 + a Volvo V40 + a trophy 2nd runner-up: $14,100 1st runner-up: $19,801

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Vinita Thomas Matt
$9,300 $5,800 $5,500
21 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
1 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $20,600

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