Responses for show #5356 - Monday, December 17, 2007

Contestants

Erin Holm, a new learner experience coordinator from St. Anthony, Minnesota

Kevin Holbert, a linguistics student from Buffalo, New York

Max Zarou, a fifth-grade teacher originally from Culver City, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $7,201)

Jeopardy! Round responses

BRITISH POETRY
STAR TREK JARGON
LOU D.O.B.s
(Alex: Dates of birth.)
THE MOST POPULOUS NATION
SEASON'S EATINGS
HOT "ROD"s
    $200 25
his sonnets

Kevin
    $200 19
a phaser

Erin
    $200 15
Louis Armstrong

Kevin
    $200 6
South Africa

Max
    $200 7
165

Max
    $200 1
the goldenrod

Erin
    $400 26
Tennyson

Max
    $400 21
[ERRATUM: "Starfleet" was misprinted in the clue as "Star Fleet".]

the Prime Directive

Max
    $400 16
Louis Braille

Erin
    $400 11
(Max: What is Israel?)

Syria

MaxKevin
    $400 8
a goose

Erin
    $400 2
Rodham

Erin
    $600 27
lamb

Erin
    $600 22
a transporter

Max
    $600 17
Tiffany

Kevin
    $600 12
(Max: What is Switzerland?)

Sweden

MaxKevin
    $600 9
[Max responds in a Southern accent.]

a fruitcake

Max
    $600 3
a parody

Kevin
    $2,000 28
(Erin: What is my country?)

honor

Erin
    $800 23
time

Erin
    $800 18
Pasteur

Max
    $800 13
(Max: What is Pakistan?)

Indonesia

MaxKevin
    $800 10
figgy pudding

Kevin
    $800 4
Herodotus

Erin
    $1000 29
Keats

Kevin
    $1000 30
dilithium

Max
    $1000 24
Louis Farrakhan

Kevin
    $1000 14
(Max: What is Peru?)
...
[Applause and laughter after Kevin's fourpeat rebound over Max]
(Alex: Oh! No fun for Max, but a good run for Kevin, who leads with $5,200.)

Colombia

MaxKevin
    $1000 20
royal icing

Erin
    $1000 5
Nimrod

Kevin

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

Max Kevin Erin
-$1,800 $5,400 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Max Kevin Erin
$1,400 $8,200 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT
GIRLY MOVIES
ART & ARTISTS
BRANDED
UNDER THE "C"
5-LETTER WORDS
    $400 21
capital punishment (beheading accepted)

Max
    $400 1
Rebecca

Triple Stumper
    $400 16
Rodin

Max
    $400 26
Levi

Max
    $400 6
a clownfish

Max
    $400 11
a drone

Erin
    $800 22
a Republic

Erin
    $2,000 2
Christine

Max
    $800 17
(Max: Who is Manet?)
(Kevin: Who is van Gogh?)

Auguste Renoir

MaxKevin
Triple Stumper
    $800 27
a microwave

Erin
    $800 7
coral

Kevin
    $800 12
giant

Triple Stumper
    $1200 23
(Alex: Yes, Supreme [*].)

court

Max
    $1200 3
Heathers

Max
    $1200 18
Montmartre

Max
    $1200 28
(Kevin: What is Aunt Jemima?)

Mrs. Butterworth

MaxKevin
    $1200 8
(Max: What is [*]--)
(Alex: Yes.)
(Max: [Softening and trailing off after Alex's acceptance] --shell...)

cockle

Max
    $1200 13
acute

Kevin
    $1600 24
Sarkozy

Max
    $1600 4
Frances

Max
    $1600 19
Duchamp

Max
    $1600 29
(Max: What is FedEx?)

Pitney Bowes

Max
Triple Stumper
    $1600 9
cetaceans

Kevin
    $1600 14
(Erin: What is benign?)

a polyp

KevinErin
    $2,000 25
a commune

Max
    $2000 5
[Applause for Max's score comeback]

Maria, Full of Grace

Max
    $2000 20
Piet Mondrian

Triple Stumper
    $2000 30
(Kevin: What is Sara Lee?)

Beatrice

Kevin
Triple Stumper
    $2000 10
the coelacanth

Kevin
    $2000 15
waive

Max

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Max Kevin Erin
$19,400 $11,400 $3,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

19th CENTURY NAMES
(Alex: Interesting that they didn't call him "Geromino".)
ErinWho is Geronimo?
$3,200
KevinWho is Geronimo?
$10,024
MaxWho is Santa Ana?
$3,401
Geronimo

Final scores:

Max Kevin Erin
$15,999 $21,424 $6,400
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $21,424 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Max Kevin Erin
$18,200 $11,400 $5,200
24 R
(including 2 DDs),
6 W
17 R,
3 W
12 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $34,800

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