Responses for show #5526 - Monday, September 22, 2008

Contestants

Carol Lee, a legal analyst from Brooklyn, New York

Chris Frankel, a bartender from Houston, Texas

Tom Witek, a high school math teacher from Gurnee, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,200)

Jeopardy! Round responses

2008 NEWS
ANIMALS IN ITALIAN
BLAME THE FRENCH
A BIT OF EVERYTHING
GIN & JUICE
SNOOP DOGG
    $200 1
the Olympic torch

Carol
    $200 18
a chicken

Tom
    $200 11
the World Cup

Carol
    $200 17
Newton

Chris
    $200 3
(Carol: What's gin rickey?)
(Chris: What's a Collins?)
[Chris's response ruled acceptable before clue 7.]

fizz

ChrisCarol
    $200 10
Monk

Tom
    $400 2
the Aborigines

Chris
    $400 20
a cat

Carol
    $400 12
the Arc de Triomphe

Tom
    $400 19
don't worry

Chris
    $400 4
a Fleet Street

Chris
    $400 27
CSI: Miami

Tom
    $600 8
(Carol: Uh, what is the... Gulf of... Arabia?)
(Chris: What is the Red Sea?)

the Mediterranean Sea

ChrisCarol
Triple Stumper
    $600 23
a skunk

Tom
    $600 13
the Louvre

Chris
    $600 21
trans fats

Tom
    $600 5
a gin Daisy

Triple Stumper
    $600 28
Starsky & Hutch

Carol
    $800 9
superdelegates

Chris
    $800 25
a mouse

Carol
    $800 14
Toulouse

Tom
    $800 22
(Stephen) Austin

Chris
    $800 6
a bachelor

Carol
    $800 29
King of the Hill

Tom
    $1000 16
Paraguay

Triple Stumper
    $1000 26
a whale

Chris
    $1000 15
Vimy Ridge

Triple Stumper
    $1000 24
(Elizabeth) Dole & (Hillary) Clinton

Chris
    $400 7
(Alex: And Carol, before I ask you to make your wager, we have some good news for Chris, our bartender contestant who gave a response of "Gin Collins" a little while ago. Our quick staff did their research and they decided that your response is acceptable.)
...
(Carol: What is a... martini?)
(Alex: No, the author of "Self-Reliance" was [*], and that's what the drink is called.)

Emerson

Carol
    $1000 30
Weeds

Carol

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 10):

Tom Chris Carol
$200 $1,200 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Chris Carol
$4,000 $5,200 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

AMERICAN LIT
THEY MADE THE TOP 40
RACING BIKES
(Alex: ...from Trek Bikes in Madison, Wisconsin.)
MYTHS & LEGENDS
INVENTORS & INVENTIONS
COLORFUL LANGUAGE
    $400 1
Hawthorne

Carol
    $400 21
the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Tom
    $400 26
Lance Armstrong

Tom
    $400 6
Bacchus (or Dionysus)

Carol
    $400 16
Marconi

Tom
    $400 11
the white pages

Tom
    $800 2
a baseball bat

Chris
    $800 22
the Carpenters

Tom
    $800 27
(Tom: What is titanium?)
(Chris: What is aluminum?)

carbon

TomChris
Triple Stumper
    $800 7
Odysseus

Carol
    $800 17
(James) Watt

Tom
    $800 12
a red flag

Carol
    $1200 3
The Call of the Wild

Chris
    $1200 23
(Alanis) Morissette

Chris
    $1200 28
(Tom: What is fixed drive?)
[Originally ruled incorrect, later accepted as correct]

fixed gear

TomChris
    $1200 8
Artemis

Chris
    $1200 18
(Tom: What are Birkenstocks?)

Earth Shoes

Tom
Triple Stumper
    $1200 13
a black hole

Tom
    $1600 4
(Chris: Who is James Whitcomb Riley?)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Chris
Triple Stumper
    $1600 24
the Partridge Family

Triple Stumper
    $1600 29
rigidity

Triple Stumper
    $5,000 9
Aphrodite

Chris
    $5,200 19
(Ernest) Lawrence

Tom
    $1600 14
blue blood

Tom
    $2000 5
Absalom, Absalom!

Carol
    $2000 25
Musical Youth

Triple Stumper
    $2000 30
velodromes

Triple Stumper
    $2000 10
Nemesis

Tom
    $2000 20
a Leyden jar

Tom
    $2000 15
a graybeard

Tom

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Chris Carol
$20,400 $13,400 $7,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

SYMBOLS
(Alex: What is [*]? Yes, the "N" is this and the "D" is this.)
[Laughter as Alex demonstrates the semaphore signs]
CarolWhat is the peace symbol?
$7,199
ChrisWhat is the atomic atom?
$13,400
TomWhat is the peace symbol?
$6,401
the peace symbol

Final scores:

Tom Chris Carol
$26,801 $0 $14,399
2-day champion: $51,001 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Tom Chris Carol
$16,800 $10,000 $7,600
21 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
12 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $34,400

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