Responses for show #5598 - Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ask Alex #10: Friends.

Contestants

Shyra Latiolais, a legal secretary from New Orleans, Louisiana

Brian Gohacki, a graduate student from San Francisco, California

Scott Shive, a features editor from Lexington, Kentucky (whose 1-day cash winnings total $33,601)

Jeopardy! Round responses

BALLET MUSIC
MOVIE CALENDAR
THINGAMAJIGS
ALL ABOUT PRESIDENTS
FUNNY-SOUNDING FOOD
"IT" IS A 7-LETTER WORD
(Alex: Those two letters, "I-T", will come up in each correct response.)
    $200 9
(Richard) Rodgers

Scott
    $200 1
Groundhog Day

Scott
    $200 17
an eyelash curler

Brian
    $200 3
Washington

Brian
    $200 12
rump roast

Brian
    $200 22
brevity

Shyra
    $400 27
Mozart

Brian
    $400 2
Halloween

Brian
    $400 18
pinking

Scott
    $400 4
Nixon

Shyra
    $400 13
(Scott: What is an egg?)

a sausage

ScottShyra
    $400 23
a citizen

Brian
    $600 28
Verdi

Brian
    $600 6
Independence Day

Brian
    $600 19
a dummy

Brian
    $600 5
Teddy Roosevelt

Scott
    $600 14
succotash

Shyra
    $600 24
a blitzer

Brian
    $800 29
Ludwig von Beethoven

Triple Stumper
    $800 10
The Nightmare Before Christmas

Brian
    $800 20
a plectrum

Brian
    $1,200 7
(Brian: Um...who is...William Henry Harrison?)

William Howard Taft

Brian
    $800 15
(Brian: What is... goulash?)

hasenpfeffer

BrianShyra
    $800 25
an epitaph

Scott
    $1000 30
Bizet

Scott
    $1000 11
Friday the 13th

Scott
    $1000 21
a steamroller

Brian
    $1000 8
(Alex: Buffalo and [*] pretty well go together when you talk about presidents.)

Grover Cleveland

Triple Stumper
    $1000 16
gefilte fish

Shyra
    $1000 26
the Kitchen Cabinet

Shyra

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

Scott Brian Shyra
$1,600 $200 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Scott Brian Shyra
$3,800 $4,800 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

19th CENTURY FICTION
DRINKING SONGS
HOMOPHONIC NAMES
ROCKS & STONES
"PAR" FOR THE...
CORSICA
    $400 26
Eliza

Triple Stumper
    $400 11
"Tequila Sunrise"

Brian
    $400 6
Cole or Kohl

Scott
    $400 16
(Brian: What is Utah?)

Colorado

Brian
Triple Stumper
    $400 1
a parabola

Brian
    $400 21
Napoleon

Scott
    $800 27
the Devil

Brian
    $800 12
whiskey & rye

Brian
    $800 7
Lennon or Lenin

Shyra
    $800 17
volcanic eruptions

Scott
    $800 2
a parrotfish

Brian
    $800 22
a vendetta

Brian
    $3,000 28
(Judah) Ben-Hur

Brian
    $1200 13
Courvoisier

Shyra
    $1200 8
Dee or D

Scott
    $1200 18
(Brian: What's jade?)

alabaster

ScottBrian
    $1200 3
(Brian: What is...a paraphrase?)

parallel

ScottBrian
    $1200 23
Algeria

Brian
    $1600 29
Sense and Sensibility

Shyra
    $1600 14
a "Bloody Mary Morning"

Shyra
    $1600 9
Leigh or Li

Brian
    $1600 19
flint

Brian
    $1600 4
parsimonious

Shyra
    $2,000 24
Sardinia

Brian
    $2000 30
C. Auguste Dupin

Triple Stumper
    $2000 15
champagne

Brian
    $2000 10
Berkeley or Barkley

Scott
    $2000 20
calcite

Triple Stumper
    $2000 5
(Scott: What is a parsec?)

parallax

Scott
Triple Stumper
    $2000 25
the Punic Wars

Brian

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Scott Brian Shyra
$9,000 $19,400 $11,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

ADVERTISING ICONS
ScottWho is Quick?
$4,500
ShyraWho is Speedy?
$8,800
BrianWho is Frito Bandito?
$3,001
Speedy Alka-Seltzer

Final scores:

Scott Brian Shyra
$4,500 $16,399 $20,000
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $20,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Scott Brian Shyra
$9,000 $18,400 $11,200
14 R,
2 W
26 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $38,600

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