Responses for show #5549 - Thursday, October 23, 2008

Contestants

Tom Stetina, a high school math teacher from Millsboro, Delaware

Kathy Lague, a telecommunications consultant from Sudbury, Massachusetts

Mike Maheu, a high school teacher from San Diego, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $46,242)

Jeopardy! Round responses

A QUINTET OF QUOTES
MILESTONE BIRTHDAYS 2008
FIREFIGHTING
SHAKESPEARE GOES HAIKU
-ISMS
VERBS
    $200 21
(Alex: Correct, 1984.)

George Orwell

Tom
    $200 11
Madonna

Mike
    $200 1
a forest fire

Mike
    $200 4
Romeo and Juliet

Mike
    $200 16
hypnotism

Tom
    $200 23
poach

Mike
    $400 22
(Mike: What are clouds?)
(Tom: What are mountains?)

the hills

MikeTom
Triple Stumper
    $400 12
Ashton Kutcher

Tom
    $400 2
a fire hydrant

Mike
    $400 7
Hamlet

Mike
    $400 17
feminism

Tom
    $400 24
drum

Tom
    $600 28
(Kurt) Vonnegut (Jr.)

Tom
    $600 13
Mary Lou Retton

Tom
    $600 3
contained

Tom
    $600 8
Othello

Mike
    $600 18
cannibalism

Triple Stumper
    $600 25
(Mike: What is to nest?)

brood

MikeKathy
    $800 29
concentrates

Triple Stumper
    $800 14
Baryshnikov

Kathy
    $800 5
(Mike: What is an engine?)

a hook & ladder

Mike
Triple Stumper
    $800 9
King Lear

Tom
    $1,600 19
Taoism

Tom
    $800 26
Mediate

Tom
    $1000 30
Joseph Campbell

Kathy
    $1000 15
Kenny Rogers

Mike
    $1000 6
ventilation

Tom
    $1000 10
The Tempest

Kathy
    $1000 20
Minimalism

Kathy
    $1000 27
to pirate

Kathy

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

Mike Kathy Tom
$2,200 $1,800 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Kathy Tom
$1,400 $5,400 $7,200

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

DISCOVERIES
MOVIE TAGLINES
ECONOMICS
LET'S EAT
LEADERS & LANDS
ONE-LETTER TAKE IN ORDER
(Alex: Take each clue in the category in its proper order. It'll help you.)
    $400 1
the Pacific Ocean

Tom
    $400 20
Love Story

Tom
    $400 7
insurance

Mike
    $400 15
a popsicle

Kathy
    $400 2
(Tom: What's England? Uh, [*].)

the United Kingdom

Tom
    $400 14
B

Mike
    $800 12
gold

Mike
    $800 23
Animal House

Tom
    $800 8
globalization

Mike
    $2,500 16
Fig Newtons

Kathy
    $800 3
Italy

Mike
    $800 27
O

Mike
    $1200 13
(the Sea of) Galilee

Tom
    $1200 24
Armageddon

Tom
    $1200 9
food

Mike
    $1200 17
German chocolate cake

Kathy
    $1200 4
Afghanistan

Tom
    $1200 28
I

Kathy
    $1600 22
a new star

Mike
    $1600 25
Rocky

Tom
    $1600 10
unemployment rate

Mike
    $1600 18
(Mike: What is water [*], or [*]?)
(Alex: [*] mozzarella, yes.)

buffalo

Mike
    $1600 5
(Tom: [*].)
(Alex: No.)
(Tom: What is [*]?)
(Alex: No. Sorry.)
...
(Alex: Yes, Tom, you know that in the second round--)
(Tom: Yeah, sorry about that.)
(Alex: That's okay. It hurt you more than it did me, believe me.)
(Tom: You're right about that.)

France

MikeTom
    $1600 29
S

Kathy
    $2000 21
(Francis) Crick

Tom
    $2000 26
The Usual Suspects

Kathy
    $2000 11
capitalism

Mike
    $2000 19
sirloin

Kathy
    $2,344 6
the Ukraine

Mike
    $2000 30
(Mike: What is E?)
(Alex: And you have to complete it, and you didn't.)

E & Boise

MikeKathy

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Kathy Tom
$15,344 $18,300 $14,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

FICTIONAL CHARACTERS
(Alex: Now if you take "eye of pine" and flip it around, it would help you immensely.)
...
(Alex: [To Kathy] I haven't heard of Treebeard.)
TomWho is Pinocchio?
$14,553
MikeWho was Philleas Fog?
$15,285
KathyWho is Treebeard
$13,000
Pinocchio

Final scores:

Mike Kathy Tom
$59 $5,300 $29,353
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $29,353

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Mike Kathy Tom
$15,000 $16,600 $14,000
21 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $45,600

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