Responses for show #5856 - Monday, February 15, 2010

Contestants

Yevgeny Shrago, a research assistant originally from Rochester, New York

Gillian Mabrey, an executive assistant from Alexandria, Virginia

Rebecca Dixon, a graduate student and musician from Vancouver, Washington (whose 2-day cash winnings total $53,002)

Jeopardy! Round responses

ISLANDS IN THE STREAM
WHO PLAYED 'EM?
COMPANY NAME ORIGINS
HOUSEHOLD HINTS
NONFICTION
THAT'S THE KIND OF MAN I WANT
    $200 1
the Thames

Yevgeny
    $200 21
Kevin James

Rebecca
    $200 12
aluminum

Yevgeny
    $200 27
a compact disc (or a DVD)

Gillian
    $200 11
1776

Rebecca
    $200 6
efficient

Rebecca
    $400 2
the Mississippi

Yevgeny
    $400 22
Maggie Smith

Gillian
    $400 13
Lotus

Yevgeny
    $400 28
(Gillian: What is citric acid?)
[Alex hesitates.]
(Gillian: What is citrus?)
(Alex: No.)
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

ascorbic acid

GillianYevgeny
    $400 17
Tiger

Triple Stumper
    $400 7
[The clue was seen in Helvetica font, with the 2nd clause starting [*] and becoming even [*]er as Alex started reading it.]

bold

Yevgeny
    $600 3
(Alex: Yes, and the Harlem is the short river, and some people don't even consider it to be a river; that's the other one.)

the Hudson & the East Rivers

Rebecca
    $600 23
(Philip Seymour) Hoffman

Yevgeny
    $600 14
(Alex: [*], for Oprah, yes.)

Harpo

Rebecca
    $600 18
Thomas

Yevgeny
    $600 8
(Rebecca: What is true?)

loyal

Rebecca
Triple Stumper
    $800 4
the Amazon

Yevgeny
    $800 24
(Tom) Cruise

Yevgeny
    $2,000 15
(Alex: Rebecca?)
(Rebecca: What is... CarJack...?)

LoJack

Rebecca
    $800 19
(Alex: "I Feel Bad About [*]". [Puts a hand to his throat])
(Yevgeny: So do I.)

My Neck

Triple Stumper
    $800 9
prompt

Yevgeny
    $1000 5
[Rebecca hesitates after ringing in, then screams a little just before giving the correct answer at the last second.]
(Rebecca: I live on [*]!)
[Laughter]

the Columbia

Rebecca
    $1000 25
(Sidney) Poitier

Yevgeny
    $1000 16
Kia

Yevgeny
    $1000 26
(Alex: You should take 'em out before you wear them, however. Really uncomfortable.)

cloves

Gillian
    $1000 20
(Yevgeny: Who is Scott?)
...
(Alex: Who is [*]?--in Antarctica.)

Sir Ernest Shackleton

Yevgeny
Triple Stumper
    $1000 10
Reliable

Yevgeny

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

Rebecca Gillian Yevgeny
$0 $0 $4,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Rebecca Gillian Yevgeny
$200 $1,200 $7,600

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

URANUS
TURTLES
"E" FOR EFFORT
POLYHYMNIA
CLEO
...& OTHER MUSES
    $400 4
the Greeks

Yevgeny
    $400 27
capsized

Rebecca
    $400 1
to exhume

Rebecca
    $400 21
"Battle Hymn Of The Republic"

Rebecca
    $400 11
Mark Antony

Yevgeny
    $400 16
(Eric) Clapton

Yevgeny
    $800 5
rings

Yevgeny
    $800 28
[Yevgeny chuckles while responding.]
(Alex: Yes, that's it!)

the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Yevgeny
    $800 2
ensemble

Gillian
    $800 22
the Marine Corps

Rebecca
    $800 12
the Nile

Gillian
    $800 17
Roy Orbison

Rebecca
    $1200 6
hydrogen (or helium or methane)

Yevgeny
    $1200 29
pecans

Rebecca
    $1200 3
(Rebecca: What is errant?)

eccentric

RebeccaYevgeny
    $1200 23
mantra

Triple Stumper
    $1200 13
an asp

Rebecca
    $1200 18
Yoko Ono

Gillian
    $1600 7
George III

Yevgeny
    $1600 30
Entourage

Yevgeny
    $1600 9
extemporaneous

Yevgeny
    $1600 24
recessional

Rebecca
    $1600 14
Isis

Yevgeny
    $1600 19
Kate Moss

Triple Stumper
    $2,200 8
(Yevgeny: What is a gas giant?)

Jovian

Yevgeny
    $2000 26
the Mock Turtle

Gillian
    $2,800 10
(Yevgeny: Let's keep shooting for $15,000. Let's go for $2,800, please.)
...
(Alex: [*] is correct, and now you're at $15,000.)

the Euphrates

Yevgeny
    $2000 25
(Yevgeny: Who is Ch--Geoffrey Chaucer--who is Chaucer?)

C├Ždmon

Yevgeny
Triple Stumper
    $2000 15
Cleopatra's Needles

Yevgeny
    $2000 20
Marianne Faithfull

Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Rebecca Gillian Yevgeny
$5,800 $6,000 $19,800
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

WASHINGTON, D.C.
(Alex: Three of those individuals were famous lawgivers.)
...
(Alex: Rebecca, it looks like your reign is going to end today. You're in third place and you said, "What is [*]?" You are correct. William Howard Taft, of course, was Chief Justice of the United States, also one of our presidents.)
RebeccaWhat is the Supreme Court Building?
$5,800
GillianWhat is the Supreme Court?
$5,900
YevgenyWhat is the Supreme Court
$4,800
the Supreme Court building

Final scores:

Rebecca Gillian Yevgeny
$11,600 $11,900 $24,600
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $24,600

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Rebecca Gillian Yevgeny
$7,800 $6,000 $21,200
14 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R,
1 W
27 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $35,000

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