Responses for show #5573 - Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Ask Alex #5: Most money.

Contestants

Erin Haramoto, a lab instructor from Sunderland, Massachusetts

Durant Gipson, a recent grad from Houston, Texas

Nathaniel Barnes, a composer and bartender from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (whose 2-day cash winnings total $31,500)

Jeopardy! Round responses

NORDIC TRACK
TV TITLE TWOSOMES
DEAR JOHN
HOW CAN WE MISS YOU IF YOU NEVER LEAVE?
I'M SO "SHR"
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
(Kelly: [*] in Upton, New York. They tell the five boroughs which of the four seasons to expect each day.)
    $200 1
a smorgasbord

Erin
    $200 21
Will & Grace

Nathaniel
    $200 16
John Paul II

Nathaniel
    $200 11
an evergreen

Erin
    $200 3
a shrub

Nathaniel
    $200 26
air pressure

Nathaniel
    $400 2
Pippi Longstocking

Durant
    $400 22
Dharma & Greg

Durant
    $400 17
(Erin: Who is John Jacob Jingleheier Schmidt?)
(Nathaniel: Who is John Jacob Jin...Jingle...[sigh]?)
(Alex: Jingle Bells, yeah!)
...
(Alex: Erin, you left out an "H"--[*]. That's why we had to penalize you. And Nathaniel, you just missed it.)

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

NathanielErin
Triple Stumper
    $400 12
Benjamin Franklin

Erin
    $400 7
shrimping

Durant
    $400 27
hail

Durant
    $600 4
Iceland

Nathaniel
    $600 23
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

Durant
    $600 18
John Smith

Erin
    $600 13
the plague

Erin
    $600 8
a shrew

Nathaniel
    $600 28
the American Meteorological Society

Erin
    $800 5
the Nobel Peace Prize

Erin
    $800 24
Starsky & Hutch

Triple Stumper
    $800 19
John Ashcroft

Erin
    $800 14
uranium

Nathaniel
    $800 9
the Shroud of Turin

Erin
    $800 29
bats

Triple Stumper
    $1000 6
(Niels) Bohr

Erin
    $1000 25
Cagney & Lacey

Triple Stumper
    $1000 20
John Pershing

Nathaniel
    $1000 15
(Durant: Who is the Ayatollah?)
(Nathaniel: Who is Nasser?)

the Shah of Iran

NathanielDurant
Triple Stumper
    $2,800 10
(Alex: Eunice Kennedy [*] & Timothy [*].)

Shriver

Erin
    $1000 30
a supercell

Erin

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

Nathaniel Durant Erin
$1,200 -$200 $6,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nathaniel Durant Erin
$2,400 $1,200 $9,400

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

NORDIC TRACKS
SUBTITLES
FREEBIES
PAINTED LADIES
LET'S GET IN SHAPE
SOME GOOD "PR"
    $400 16
ABBA

Erin
    $400 1
Black Beauty

Nathaniel
    $400 21
the Freedom of Information Act

Erin
    $400 11
Picasso

Nathaniel
    $400 26
a pyramid

Nathaniel
    $400 6
prayers

Nathaniel
    $800 17
Bjork

Erin
    $800 12
Roots

Nathaniel
    $800 22
(Nathaniel: What is poverty?)

want or fear

Nathaniel
Triple Stumper
    $800 2
"Pinkie"

Triple Stumper
    $800 27
a sphere

Erin
    $800 7
(Durant: What is prince?)

pretender

Durant
Triple Stumper
    $1200 18
The Cardigans

Nathaniel
    $1200 13
Twelfth Night

Erin
    $1200 23
(Erin: What is a visa?)

a child

DurantErin
    $1200 3
Salome

Nathaniel
    $1200 28
the Ellipse

Erin
    $1200 8
printemps

Nathaniel
    $1600 19
a-ha

Nathaniel
    $1600 14
Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Erin
    $1600 24
(Jessica) Lynch

Erin
    $1600 4
(Mary) Cassatt

Nathaniel
    $5,000 29
a hexagon

Erin
    $1600 9
primrose

Triple Stumper
    $2000 20
Metallica

Nathaniel
    $2000 15
Ben-Hur

Triple Stumper
    $2000 25
Soil

Erin
    $3,000 5
"Girl with a Pearl Earring"

Nathaniel
    $2000 10
the Praetorians

Erin

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nathaniel Durant Erin
$15,800 $1,600 $25,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

FOOD BRANDS
DurantWhat is Pilsbury
$1,600
NathanielWhat is [Peter crossed out] Butterball
$10,000
ErinWhat is Spam?
$6,500
Butterball

Final scores:

Nathaniel Durant Erin
$25,800 $0 $18,700
3-day champion: $57,300 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Nathaniel Durant Erin
$14,800 $1,600 $20,000
20 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
6 R,
2 W
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $36,400

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