Responses for show #4694 - Thursday, January 20, 2005

Contestants

Jen Noon, an editor from Woburn, Massachusetts

Jonathan Smillie, a software trainer from Jeffersonville, Indiana

Steve Kaplan, a law student from San Diego, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,400)

Jeopardy! Round responses

SCIENCE GUYS
HOMOPHONIC DUOS
LET'S PLAY COWBOY
CITY
WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LAVA?
I'LL ALWAYS BE "TRUE"
    $200 1
the missing link

Jen
    $200 4
pear pair

Jen
    $200 22
a bullwhip

Jonathan
    $200 12
Vienna

Jonathan
    $200 11
Hawaii

Jonathan
    $200 17
True Grit

Jonathan
    $400 2
(Gregor) Mendel

Jonathan
    $400 5
(Steve: What is Cain's cane?)
...
(Alex: You forgot the "s" on the second word, Steve. They had to be exactly the same sound.)

Cain's canes

SteveJonathan
    $400 27
buffalo

Jonathan
    $400 13
Rome

Jen
    $400 23
magma

Jen
    $400 18
True Blue

Jonathan
    $600 3
(Steve: Who is Laurence?)

(Robert) Oppenheimer

SteveJen
    $600 6
ate eight

Steve
    $600 28
roundup

Jen
    $600 14
Kobe

Steve
    $600 24
Iceland

Steve
    $600 19
True Lies

Jen
    $900 9
(Alex: It's now called Hansen's Disease.)

leprosy

Jen
    $800 7
seize seas

Jonathan
    $800 29
parcel

Jonathan
    $800 15
Lima

Jen
    $800 25
Venus

Jonathan
    $800 20
(Steve: What is "True Hollywood Stories"?)
...
(Alex: You pluralized it. Sorry, Steve.)

True Hollywood Story

SteveJen
    $1000 10
(Steve: What is calculus?)

the binary system

Steve
Triple Stumper
    $1000 8
heir air

Jen
    $1000 30
The Virginian

Triple Stumper
    $1000 16
Giza

Jen
    $1000 26
pumice

Steve
    $1000 21
Girl You Know It's True

Steve

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Steve Jonathan Jen
-$800 $2,000 $5,100

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Jonathan Jen
$1,000 $4,800 $7,500

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

"A" IN SHAKESPEARE
IN MEMORIAM 2004
AWARDS
REMEMBER MY NAME
THE 1980s
ABBREVIATIONS
    $400 1
Ariel

Jen
    $400 19
(Marlon) Brando

Steve
    $400 11
the Smothers Brothers

Steve
    $400 6
1984

Jonathan
    $400 16
Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Jen
    $800 2
All's Well That Ends Well

Steve
    $800 20
(Isabel) Sanford

Steve
    $800 12
(Rosa) Parks

Steve
    $800 7
1989

Jen
    $800 17
North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Steve
    $2,000 3
(Alex: Yes. Timon of [*] was the other play referred to.)

Athens

Steve
    $1200 21
Bob Keeshan

Jen
    $1200 13
Canada

Jonathan
    $1200 26
(Francisco) Goya

Triple Stumper
    $1200 8
1988

Jonathan
    $1200 18
(Steve: What is Federal Housing Authority?)
(Jonathan: What is Federal... Housing...)
(Alex: Sorry. Too long.)
(Jen: What is Federal Housing Association?)

Federal Housing Administration

SteveJonathanJen
Triple Stumper
    $1600 4
apothecary

Steve
    $1600 22
Peter Ustinov

Triple Stumper
    $2,000 14
(Jonathan: ...What is... a Genius Grant?)
...
(Alex: That was a toughie.)

the MacArthur Fellowship Award

Jonathan
    $1600 27
(Charles) de Gaulle

Steve
    $1600 9
[ERRATUM: STS-5, the first operational shuttle mission, was launched in November 1982, but Columbia's first launch, STS-1, came in April 1981.]

1982

Triple Stumper
    $1600 25
Radial Keratotomy

Jonathan
    $2000 5
Antonio

Steve
    $2000 23
Mercedes McCambridge

Triple Stumper
    $2000 15
(Steve: What is a Peabody?)

the Sigma Delta Chi Awards

Steve
Triple Stumper
    $2000 10
1981

Steve
    $2000 24
human growth hormone

Jen

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Jonathan Jen
$11,000 $6,000 $11,100

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

BESTSELLING NOVELS
(Alex: Almost all of our Jeopardy! players are avid readers, so I suspect that all three of you came up with the correct response. So the wagering will be very important.)
JonathanWhat is The Da Vinci Code?
$5,999
SteveWhat is The Da Vinci Code?
$1,007
JenWhat is the Da Vinci Code?
$8,003
The Da Vinci Code

Final scores:

Steve Jonathan Jen
$12,007 $11,999 $19,103
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $19,103

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Steve Jonathan Jen
$10,200 $8,000 $11,000
16 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
15 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $29,200

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