Responses for show #5763 - Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Contestants

Kim Taylor, a professor and scientist from Falls Church, Virginia

Noam Osband, a Ph.D. student in anthropology from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nirav Shah, an attorney from Brooklyn, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,500)

Jeopardy! Round responses

SCIENCE TERMS
OOPS IN SPORTS
MADISON AVE. MENAGERIE
INFLATABLE
CINCINNATI
REDS
    $200 14
an element

Nirav
    $200 2
Brett Favre

Nirav
    $200 11
Budweiser

Noam
    $200 17
air bags

Kim
    $200 25
(Kim: What is the Cincinnati River?)

the Ohio River

NiravKim
    $200 1
Lenin

Noam
    $400 18
inertia

Nirav
    $400 3
(Noam: What is a fault?)
(Alex: Be more specific. Nope!)

a double fault

NiravNoam
    $400 12
a chihuahua

Noam
    $400 19
an artery

Kim
    $400 27
(James) Gamble

Kim
    $400 7
fox hunting

Nirav
    $600 20
fight or flight

Kim
    $600 4
(Nirav: What is the U.S. Open?)

the Masters

NiravNoam
    $600 13
"Sorry, Charlie!"

Kim
    $1,000 23
blood pressure

Nirav
    $600 28
(Kim: What is the Louisiana Purchase?)

the Northwest Territory

Kim
Triple Stumper
    $600 8
(Alex: [*], "violets are blue".)

"Roses Are Red (My Love)"

Triple Stumper
    $800 21
bases

Kim
    $800 5
errors

Nirav
    $800 15
Toys "R" Us

Noam
    $800 24
dinghy

Noam
    $800 29
polio

Noam
    $800 9
Fort McHenry

Nirav
    $1000 22
opaque

Nirav
    $1000 6
Minnesota Timberwolves

Nirav
    $1000 16
(Alex: Yes, I used to do a that impression a lot better, believe me.)
(Nirav: I thought it was pretty good!)
(Alex: No, it wasn't. Go.)

Foghorn Leghorn

Nirav
    $1000 26
blowfish

Kim
    $1000 30
[Upon getting the clue correct, Noam pounds his fists together.]
(Alex: Did you hurt yourself?)
(Noam: I don't think so.)
(Alex: Okay, good. That's good to know. I worried about you there. Kim, you're in third place. You're going first in Double--You can put your signaling device down now--)
(Kim: Yes, I can. Thank you.)
(Alex: --and rest during this break. A lot of people are going to.)

(Robert) Mapplethorpe

Noam
    $1000 10
(Noam: What is the Sinai Peninsula?)
[Initally ruled as incorrect; reversed during his interview after a check of sources showed that Noam's response also fit the clue.]

the Arabian Peninsula

NiravNoam

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

Nirav Noam Kim
$4,200 $2,800 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nirav Noam Kim
$7,800 $5,400 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

THE VICTORIANS
MOVIE BIO DOUBLE
(Alex: We want you to name the character in common.)
THE BOOK OF JOHN
THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
BIBLICAL BOTANY
"SEE" HERE
    $400 1
London

Kim
    $400 10
Jesus

Noam
    $400 26
John Bunyan

Kim
    $400 16
a triangle

Noam
    $400 21
cedar

Nirav
    $400 6
a leasee

Kim
    $800 2
long hair

Kim
    $800 11
(Noam: Who is Queen Elizabeth?)
(Alex: Which one?)

Queen Elizabeth I

Noam
    $800 27
John Grisham

Nirav
    $800 17
a hexagon

Noam
    $800 22
hemlock

Kim
    $800 7
Appleseed

Kim
    $1200 3
pianos

Kim
    $1200 12
Abraham Lincoln

Triple Stumper
    $7,000 28
John le Carré

Nirav
    $1,500 18
the Pentagon

Noam
    $1200 23
an oak

Kim
    $1200 8
fricassee

Kim
    $1600 4
the railway

Kim
    $1600 13
(Charlie) Chaplin

Kim
    $1600 29
John Donne

Nirav
    $1600 19
(Nirav: What is a decagon?)

a nonagon

NiravKim
    $1600 24
frankincense

Kim
    $1600 9
an overseer

Noam
    $2000 5
[Applause for Kim's run of the category]

the Indian Mutiny

Kim
    $2000 15
Truman Capote

Nirav
    $2000 30
John Gray

Kim
    $2000 20
(Nirav: What is an arc?)

a parabola

NiravNoam
    $2000 25
wormwood

Kim
    $2000 14
the Pharisees

Kim

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nirav Noam Kim
$16,000 $12,900 $24,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

AMERICAN HISTORY
(Alex: He and Hale Boggs were members of the House who were on the Warren Commission...)
...
[In the last instant of the closing credits, Noam gives the camera a big thumbs up.]
NoamWho is Ford?
$12,899
NiravWho is J. Brady?
$10,000
KimWho is Ronald Reagan?
$4,000
Gerald Ford

Final scores:

Nirav Noam Kim
$6,000 $25,799 $20,800
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $25,799 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Nirav Noam Kim
$9,800 $12,600 $24,800
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
24 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $47,200

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