Responses for show #5528 - Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Contestants

Rebecca Molloy, an attorney from St. Paul, Minnesota

Brian Levinson, a writer from Queens, New York

Elza Reeves, a bank teller from Louisville, Kentucky (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,400)

Jeopardy! Round responses

70 YEARS AGO: 1938
TV VARIETY SHOWS
HUMOROUS MEDICAL SLANG
JELLY BELLY FLAVORS
LET'S GET BIBLICAL
STARTS WITH FEB, TREBEK
    $200 16
Austria

Rebecca
    $200 21
Carol Burnett

Rebecca
    $200 26
an obstetrician

Brian
    $200 11
peanut butter

Brian
    $200 1
the Song of Solomon

Elza
    $200 6
February 14th

Brian
    $400 17
the CIO

Brian
    $400 22
Sonny & Cher

Brian
    $400 27
24

Brian
    $400 12
jalapeno

Elza
    $400 2
(Elza: Who is Matthew?)

Judas

Elza
    $400 7
(Alex: Yes, and you can keep doing it in that Sean Connery voice. I love it.)
(Brian: [Imitating Sean Connery] Very well, Trebek. I'll take it for $600.)

February 2nd

Brian
    $600 18
Mexico

Elza
    $600 23
Ed Sullivan

Elza
    $600 28
gun-shot wounds

Brian
    $600 13
cappuccino

Brian
    $600 3
Acts (of the Apostles)

Rebecca
    $600 8
the 7th

Rebecca
    $800 19
Ataturk

Rebecca
    $800 24
Dean Martin

Brian
    $800 29
jaundice

Elza
    $800 14
(Brian: What are s'mores?)

marshmallow

BrianRebecca
    $800 4
a yoke

Elza
    $800 9
February 29th

Elza
    $1000 20
Robert Johnson

Brian
    $1000 25
the Smothers Brothers

Elza
    $1000 30
(Alex: [Into the camera, as it holds on him after reading the correct response] Why are you looking at... me?)

a chromosome

Triple Stumper
    $1000 15
(Rebecca: What is ginger ale?)

(A&W) root beer

ElzaRebecca
    $1000 5
(Brian: [Imitating Sean Connery] I'll take STARTS WITH FEB, TREBEK for $200.)
(Alex: Oh, good.)

Moses

Brian
    $1000 10
February 22nd

Rebecca

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

Elza Brian Rebecca
$2,800 $1,600 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Elza Brian Rebecca
$5,800 $5,400 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

PHILOSOPHY
ACTRESSES
INTERNATIONAL ETIQUETTE
ASTEROID NAMES
"Z" IN THE COUNTRY NAME
VERY PUNNY
    $400 1
skeptic

Elza
    $400 4
Sarah Jessica Parker

Brian
    $400 10
1

Rebecca
    $400 26
Icarus

Rebecca
    $400 5
Belize

Brian
    $400 19
Hare

Rebecca
    $800 2
(Elza: What is penso?)
(Alex: No. [*]. [*] ergo sum.)

cogito

Elza
    $800 15
Jodie Foster

Brian
    $800 11
a bow

Rebecca
    $800 27
Kleopatra

Brian
    $800 6
(Alex: Yes. Smaller than Brazil.)

Venezuela

Rebecca
    $800 20
carrion

Rebecca
    $1200 3
universal

Elza
    $1200 16
Christina Ricci

Brian
    $1200 12
(Alex: [*], yes. It's polluted.)

India

Brian
    $1200 28
Juno

Rebecca
    $2,000 7
Tanzania (or Mozambique or Swaziland)

Rebecca
    $1200 21
Impossible

Triple Stumper
    $1600 24
Ethics

Brian
    $1600 17
Glenn Close

Triple Stumper
    $1600 13
yellow

Brian
    $1600 29
Achilles

Brian
    $1600 8
(Elza: What is Herzegovina?)
(Alex: [*], yes.)
[Initially accepted; ruling reversed after clue 9]

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Elza
Triple Stumper
    $1600 22
the herd shot round the world

Brian
    $2000 25
(Rebecca: What is utilitarianism?)

pragmatism

Rebecca
Triple Stumper
    $2000 18
Jane Kaczmarek

Triple Stumper
    $2000 14
Indonesia

Brian
    $2000 30
Amun

Rebecca
    $2000 9
(Alex: Our judges have made a ruling on your response of Herzegovina a few moments ago, because Herzegovina is not the name of a country, it's only part of a country. The country is Bosnia-Herzegovina.)

Uzbekistan

Elza
    $2000 23
no pun in ten did

Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Elza Brian Rebecca
$7,000 $18,600 $10,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

NOVELS
(Alex: There she is, the white hump. [*].)
ElzaWho is Moby Dick?
$3,000
RebeccaWho is Moby Dick?
$10,000
BrianWho is Moby-Dick
$1,401
Moby-Dick

Final scores:

Elza Brian Rebecca
$10,000 $20,001 $20,000
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $20,001 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Elza Brian Rebecca
$8,200 $18,600 $9,200
12 R,
3 W
(including 2 DDs)
23 R,
1 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $36,000

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