Responses for show #4218 - Wednesday, December 25, 2002

Contestants

Valerie Reyna, a high school chemistry teacher from Austin, Texas

Noah Tarnow, a freelance editor from New York, New York

Marc Goldenberg, an economist from Miami Beach, Florida (whose 2-day cash winnings total $22,801)

Jeopardy! Round responses

THE BIBLE
STATE FLAGS
3-LETTER WORDS
AMERICAN TRAFFIC SIGNS
MOTHER NATURE'S STRANGE IDEAS
(Alex: And there are a lot of them!)
LET'S FOOL AROUND!
    $200 7
the Ark of the Covenant

Noah
    $200 21
Texas

Valerie
    $200 16
wet

Marc
    $200 26
hiking

Marc
    $200 1
oil

Marc
    $200 6
The Rolling Stones

Valerie
    $400 9
Matthew

Valerie
    $400 22
bison

Marc
    $400 17
bet

Marc
    $400 27
lighthouse

Noah
    $400 2
brain

Marc
    $400 8
Elvis Presley

Marc
    $600 10
(Marc: Who is Saint Peter?)

Paul

MarcValerie
    $600 23
13

Triple Stumper
    $600 18
Get

Noah
    $600 28
(Noah: What is spelunking?)

cave exploring

Noah
    $600 3
(Noah: What are snails?)
(Valerie: What are goldfinches?)

Galapagos tortoises

MarcNoahValerie
    $600 13
Daryl Hall

Marc
    $800 11
Solomon

Marc
    $800 24
palmetto

Valerie
    $800 19
net

Noah
    $800 29
rangers

Noah
    $800 4
(Noah: What is a brow?)

bill

Noah
Triple Stumper
    $800 14
Tom Jones

Marc
    $1000 12
Job

Noah
    $1,200 25
(Alex: If you bet it all, we'll have a 3-way tie at $3200.)
....
(Valerie: $1200.)
....
(Alex: Darn!)
....
(Alex: Less than a minute.)

New Mexico

Valerie
    $1000 20
let

Noah
    $1000 30
rock climbing

Valerie
    $1000 5
root

Triple Stumper
    $1000 15
(Marc: Who are Sonny & Cher?)

Ike & Tina Turner

MarcNoah

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

Marc Noah Valerie
$2,200 $800 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Marc Noah Valerie
$3,400 $5,000 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

THE THREE
STOOGES
LARRY
"MO"
CURLY
HEMP
(Alex: And my favorite would be Shemp, but we couldn't do a whole category on Shemp, so we did it on "hemp" instead.)
    $400 6
(Marc: What are Russia, Brazil & China?)
....
(Alex: Canada's No. 2.)

Russia, Canada & China

MarcNoah
    $400 16
Charge of the Light Brigade

Marc
    $400 11
U2

Marc
    $400 21
moat

Noah
    $400 23
cirrus

Marc
    $400 1
Johannes Gutenberg

Noah
    $800 7
(Marc: What are Hawaii, Kauai & Molokai?)

Hawaii, Maui & Oahu

Marc
Triple Stumper
    $800 17
Afghanistan

Marc
    $800 12
Garry Shandling

Marc
    $800 22
(Alex: Minute to go, Noah.)

Mobile, Alabama

Triple Stumper
    $800 24
(Noah: Who is Sitting Bull?)

Crazy Horse

NoahValerie
    $800 2
Queen Victoria

Noah
    $2,000 8
(Noah: What are the United States, Guatemala & Nicaragua?)

United States, Guatemala & Belize

Noah
    $3,000 18
Dien Bien Phu

Marc
    $1200 13
Hogan's Heroes

Noah
    $1200 28
(Noah: Who is Monet?)

Amedeo Modigliani

MarcNoah
    $1200 25
(Marc: [no response])

Medusa

MarcNoah
    $1200 3
Buddha

Marc
    $1600 9
(Marc: What are South Africa, Chile &....[time]?)
(Noah: What are South Africa, Chile & Argentina?)

Argentina, Chile & New Zealand

MarcNoah
Triple Stumper
    $1600 19
Napoleon III

Valerie
    $1600 14
basketball (NBA)

Triple Stumper
    $1600 29
[buzzer sounds to end the round]

Moldova

Valerie
    $1600 26
endive

Marc
    $1600 4
(Noah: What is a hairshirt?)

sackcloth

Noah
Triple Stumper
    $2000 10
Allegheny, Monongahela & Ohio

Valerie
    $2000 20
(Valerie: What is the Battle of Crecy?)

Bannockburn

Valerie
Triple Stumper
    $2000 15
Larry McMurtry

Noah
    $2000 27
"The Rape of the Lock"

Noah
    $2000 5
(Valerie: Who is Preston Tucker?)

Henry Ford

Valerie
Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Marc Noah Valerie
$9,200 $6,200 $5,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

ISLAND COUNTRIES
(Alex: Valerie, the high school chemistry teacher wins big; what a way to celebrate Christmas!)
ValerieWhat is East Timor
$5,000
NoahWhat is East Timor?
$4,000
MarcWhat is ?
$3,300
East Timor

Final scores:

Marc Noah Valerie
$5,900 $10,200 $10,800
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $10,800

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Marc Noah Valerie
$7,400 $8,200 $5,600
20 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
17 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $21,200

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