Responses for show #5538 - Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Erik Nelson game 5.

Contestants

Jim Davis, a college music and humanities instructor from Freeport, Illinois

Kate Cell, a communications consultant from Shutesbury, Massachusetts

Erik Nelson, a graduate student from Boston, Massachusetts (whose 4-day cash winnings total $94,404)

Jeopardy! Round responses

AT THE MUSEE D'ORSAY
THE 2008 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED FORTUNATE 50
(Alex: The top 50 earners in sports.)
ON THE MENU
THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTION COVERAGE
"M"-BRACE ME
HAVE YOU BEEN TESTED?
    $200 8
van Gogh

Erik
    $200 9
Tiger Woods

Erik
    $200 4
McRib

Jim
    $200 1
his Catholicism

Jim
    $200 21
a megaphone

Kate
    $200 26
an ultrasound

Erik
    $400 12
Whistler

Erik
    $400 10
Kobe Bryant

Jim
    $400 5
Shrimp

Jim
    $400 2
Clinton & Gore

Jim
    $400 22
the marquee

Jim
    $400 27
60 to 0

Erik
    $600 13
(Erik: Who is Gauguin?)

Rousseau

ErikKate
    $600 17
Alex Rodriguez

Erik
    $600 6
(Erik: What are tacos?)

burritos

ErikJim
    $600 3
Ohio

Kate
    $600 23
a menagerie

Kate
    $600 28
the IQ test

Jim
    $800 14
Degas

Jim
    $800 18
Tom Brady

Jim
    $800 7
Onions

Kate
    $1,000 15
1948

Jim
    $800 24
a mistress

Erik
    $800 29
colorblindness

Jim
    $1000 20
Renoir

Kate
    $1000 19
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Triple Stumper
    $1000 11
(Jim: What is paté? Paté de [*]?)
...
(Alex: [*], yes, without the paté.)

foie gras

ErikJim
    $1000 16
(Calvin) Coolidge

Erik
    $1000 25
a marimba

Kate
    $1000 30
the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Kate

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

Erik Kate Jim
$600 $2,000 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Erik Kate Jim
$3,600 $5,800 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

SMALL STATE CAPITALS
BROADWAY SHOWS BY ROLES
LET'S MAKE WASHI
ATLANTIS
FLOWERS
"A" PLUS
    $400 1
Frankfort (Kentucky)

Jim
    $400 9
West Side Story

Kate
    $400 21
the mulberry

Jim
    $400 16
Arthur Conan Doyle

Jim
    $400 15
a tulip

Erik
    $400 6
an ambulance

Jim
    $800 2
Carson City (Nevada)

Jim
    $800 10
Young Frankenstein

Jim
    $800 25
money

Jim
    $800 17
(Kate: What's Wonder of the World?)

continent

KateJim
    $800 20
the tiger lily

Erik
    $800 7
an armband

Erik
    $1200 3
Helena (Montana)

Jim
    $1200 11
Spamalot

Erik
    $1200 28
lye

Jim
    $1200 19
(Edgar Rice) Burroughs

Kate
    $1200 24
bees

Erik
    $1200 8
andouille

Kate
    $3,000 4
(Jim: What is…?)

Jefferson City, Missouri

Jim
    $1600 14
(Alex: Why are you chuckling over that one? Cause you liked it, huh?)
(Erik: Yeah.)
(Alex: Okay.)

Legally Blonde

Erik
    $1600 29
winter

Kate
    $1600 22
Ayn Rand

Jim
    $1600 26
wort

Kate
    $1600 12
assimilation

Erik
    $2000 5
Augusta (Maine)

Erik
    $2000 18
Assassins

Jim
    $2000 30
Meiji

Erik
    $2000 23
H.P. Lovecraft

Triple Stumper
    $2,500 27
(Kate: What is rosemary?)

forget-me-not

Kate
    $2000 13
Asgard

Jim

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Erik Kate Jim
$15,200 $8,500 $15,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

EPIC MOVIES
KateWhat is Moses & Ben Hur?
$1,000
ErikWhat are Ben-Hur and The 10 Commandments?
$15,200
JimWhat are Ben [another Ben written more clearly above] Hur + The Ten Commandments
$15,001
Ben-Hur & The Ten Commandments

Final scores:

Erik Kate Jim
$30,400 $7,500 $30,401
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $30,401

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Erik Kate Jim
$15,200 $11,000 $18,200
18 R,
2 W
13 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
25 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $44,400

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