Responses for show #3127 - Tuesday, March 17, 1998

Contestants

John Hart, a sales executive from Portland, Oregon

Rebecca Rhyne, a writer's assistant originally from Austin, Texas

Christopher Ruth, a musician and songwriter from New London, Connecticut (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,199)

Jeopardy! Round responses

IRISH AMERICANS
ON ST. PADDY'S DAY
CLASSIC GAME SHOW THEMES
ANIMAL CLICHES
THINGS THAT GO BUMP
IN THE NIGHT
    $100 1
Alec Baldwin

John
    $100 8
Golda Meir

John
    $100 26
(Alex: All right, listen to this.)

The Newlywed Game

Christopher
    $100 6
swine

Christopher
    $100 18
a bet

John
    $100 13
the Milky Way

Rebecca
    $200 2
Rosemary Clooney

John
    $200 9
Theodore Roosevelt

John
    $200 27
(Alex: Answer, this piece of music...)
...
(Alex: The Family Feu-u-u-u-ud, yes!)
[Laughter]

Family Feud

Christopher
    $200 7
a gift horse

John
    $200 19
a grind

Christopher
    $200 14
AM

John
    $300 3
Pat Riley

John
    $300 10
Charlie Brown

John
    $300 28
(Alex: Here it comes.)
...
(Alex: Right again! You watch a lot of television.)
[Laughter]

The Dating Game

Christopher
    $300 23
sheep's clothing

Christopher
    $300 20
bumper cars

Christopher
    $300 15
turning the lights out (or a blackout)

John
    $400 4
(Christopher: What is O'Donnell?)

Maureen O'Boyle

Christopher
Triple Stumper
    $400 11
Boston

John
    $400 29
(Alex: This piece.)

The $10,000 (or $20,000, or $100,000) Pyramid

Triple Stumper
    $400 24
a bull in a china shop

Christopher
    $400 21
volleyball

John
    $1,200 16
(Alex: [*], you are correct! $4,000. Making it tougher for Rebecca & Christopher.)

Starry Night

John
    $500 5
Connie Mack

Christopher
    $500 12
(Christopher: What's a ditto machine?)
...
[Audience applause for John's category run]

a mimeograph

ChristopherJohn
    $500 30
(Alex: All right, we could not do this category without this classic theme.)
...
(John: What's The $64,000 Question?)

the original Jeopardy! theme

John
Triple Stumper
    $500 25
goes out like a lamb

Christopher
    $500 22
speed bumps

Christopher
    $500 17
New Year's Eve

John

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

Christopher Rebecca John
-$300 $100 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Christopher Rebecca John
$2,500 $100 $4,500

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

IRISH HISTORY
"LOVE" IN THE MOVIES
SHAKESPEAREAN MOONS OF URANUS
COLUMNISTS
THE ARTS
BEGINS & ENDS WITH P
    $200 3
(Rebecca: What is potato?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)
(Rebecca: [*]? [uneasy])

potato blight (or potato famine)

Rebecca
    $200 7
Love at First Bite

Rebecca
    $200 21
The Tempest

John
    $200 8
(Alex: [*] [in Spanish accent], correct!)

the Flamenco

Christopher
    $200 1
plump

Christopher
    $400 14
a hunger strike (a famine accepted)

John
    $400 9
"Love means never having to say you're sorry"

Christopher
    $400 24
Cordelia

John
    $400 25
Siskel

John
    $400 13
salt

John
    $400 2
peep

John
    $600 15
(John: What is five?)

six

RebeccaJohn
    $600 10
Love and Death

Christopher
    $600 20
Desdemona

Rebecca
    $600 16
Australia

Rebecca
    $600 4
penmanship

Rebecca
    $800 18
Canada

Triple Stumper
    $800 11
Love Field

Christopher
    $800 22
Juliet

John
    $2,000 28
[Before the wager, Alex had announce the bad news for her response to the $1000 clue in this category. So Rebecca had only $2,700 to wager instead of $4,700.]

Heloise

Rebecca
    $800 17
Rembrandt

John
    $800 5
[Rebecca buzzes in just in time.]
...
(Alex: Right!)

a pawn shop

Rebecca
    $1,600 19
(John: Who are Yeats & Keats?)

William Butler Yeats & George Bernard Shaw

John
    $1000 12
(Alex: [Emphatically] Right!)

The Loved One

Christopher
    $1000 23
(Rebecca: Who are Titania and...)
(John: Who are Oberon and Tatiana?)

Titania & Oberon

RebeccaJohn
Triple Stumper
    $1000 26
[Rebecca's original response was later ruled incorrect by the judges for pronunciation.]

Nora Ephron

Rebecca
Triple Stumper
    $1000 27
(John: Who's Van Der Rohe?)

Walter Gropius

John
Triple Stumper
    $1000 6
pomp

Rebecca

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Christopher Rebecca John
$5,700 $4,700 $4,100

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

STATE CAPITALS
JohnWhat is Tallahassee?
$2,000
RebeccaWhat is Jackson?
$4,700
ChristopherWhat is Tallahassee
$3,701
Tallahassee

Final scores:

Christopher Rebecca John
$9,401 $0 $6,100
2-day champion: $26,600 3rd place: Word Perfect 8 software by Corel 2nd place: 6-day vacation to Ireland, courtesy of the Irish tourist board

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Christopher Rebecca John
$5,700 $3,500 $4,900
17 R,
2 W
10 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
23 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $14,100

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