Show #789 - Thursday, January 28, 1988

Final Jeopardy! logo flashes on the game board's monitors instead of the show's logo.


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Chris Beauregard, a librarian from Scotia, New York

Ernie Bonner, a firefighter from Galveston, Texas

Steve Kravitz, a trust and estate attorney from West Palm Beach, Florida (whose 2-day cash winnings total $28,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 11
The island of Sumatra in the Indian Ocean was visited by this Italian explorer in about 1292
    $100 6
In 1983, all the Plitt theaters in North America switched to serving this on their popcorn
    $100 17
For most of its 100 plus years, it's been the world's best-selling mouthwash
    $100 1
A forward pass is only legal when thrown from behind this
    $100 26
The name of this popular patio flower comes from Greek "geranos" meaning crane
    $100 16
The World Book says most of these have from 72-96 members & sometimes feature baton twirlers
    $200 12
Baffin, Victoria, & Ellesmere Islands, 5th, 9th, and 10th largest in world, all belong to this country
    $200 7
As far as we know, it's the only movie with a guest appearance by the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man
    $200 22
The best-selling brand of children's vitamins in the U.S. is named for these cartoon characters
    $200 2
Teams hit "paydirt" by successfully reaching this part of the field
    $200 27
This Asian variety of lily is aptly named since it's orange splashed with black
    $200 18
What the "M.B." stands for in your M.B.A. degree
    $300 13
For a while in 1814, this 86-square-mile island was Napoleon's total domain
    $300 8
"Fatso" star who played Gene Wilder's hefty aunt in "Haunted Honeymoon"
    $300 23
People spray Chloraseptic to relieve this pain
    $300 3
Total number of minutes in a regulation pro game
    $300 28
In March of 1987, a Van Gogh painting featuring these flowers sold for $39,921,750
    $300 19
This small round object made of naphthalene can keep your Dior from disintegrating
    $400 14
The Act of Union in 1707 united 2 kingdoms into this island nation named for the island it was on
    $400 9
An ex-slave was hired to sit on a porch & tell folk tales for 1946 Georgia premiere of this Disney film
    $400 24
It's said a Sumerian clay tablet from 2000 B.C., calling for plant materials, is the oldest one known
    $400 4
2 of the 4 types of body pads the NCAA requires a player to wear
    $400 29
From the French "pensee", it's pansy's pensive meaning, even though yours may be far away
    $400 20
Colorful title of Melissa Manchester's 1st Billboard top 40 hit
    $500 15
If you hold you family reunion on Reunion, you're on an island which belongs to this country
    DD: $200 10
He was Judy Garland's companion on the road to Oz & later became her daughter's father-in-law
    $500 25
In the '50s, ads for this hair product warned guys not to use "that greasy kids stuff"
    $500 5
TV partner of Bubba Smith, this linebacker was one penalized for biting
    $500 21
Overwhelming, as with wonder or perplexity

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Steve Ernie Chris
$2,100 $800 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Ernie Chris
$2,900 $400 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
The first permanent
English settlement in the American colonies
    $200 6
Upton Sinclair set "The Jungle" not in the third world but in this Second City
    $200 16
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer is equivalent of this U.S, cabinet secretary
    $200 21
He was born Ferenc Liszt, but known by this German version of his 1st name
    $200 22
John Amos got an Emmy nomination for playing this character as an adult in
    $200 11
Not tilted
    $400 2
In 1773, Ben Franklin tested this form of execution & knocked off chickens, a 10-lb. turkey & a lamb
    $400 7
It's the beloved country in Alan Paton's "Cry the Beloved Country"
    $400 17
While Canada is divided into provinces, Australia has 6 of these
    DD: $100 23
Songwriter who emigrated from Russia to New York in the 1890s, which may have inspired the following
    $400 24
This comedian of Lebanese descent, aka Amos Jacobs, was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal for humanitarianism
    $400 12
As the last word in a palindromic phrase, it's what owls might say it's "too hot to" do
    $600 3
In 1843, Mexico said annexation of this as a U.S. state would be equal to a declaration of war
    $600 8
Subtitled "The Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure", in 1821 it became 1st book tried for sexual obscenity in U.S.
    $600 18
While "Venus" was a #1 hit for Frankie Avalon, no one's had a hit about this, her Greek equivalent
    $600 25
Black composer James A. Bland, born in NYC in 1854, wrote this state song of Virginia
    $600 26
On "The Real McCoys", he was Grandpappy Amos "Head of the clan, he roars like a lion, but he's gentle as a lamb"
    $600 13
French pronoun or French magazine, both concerned with women
    $800 4
Napoleon's grand-nephew, Attorney General Charles Bonaparte, established this U.S. agency in 1908
    $800 9
He died in 1824, leaving unfinished his only 3 novels, "The Trial", "The Castle" & "Amerika"
    DD: $500 19
JFK's equivalent of FDR's "New Deal" and Truman's "Fair Deal"
    $800 28
This native of Washington, D.C. wrote several novels & an autobiography called "Marching Along"
    $800 27
While Andy's occupation was trying to get rich quick, Amos of "Amos & Andy" did this for a living
    $800 14
For Mae West, this "diamond" was a theatrical gem
    $1000 5
His 16-minute flight on July 21, 1961 made him the 2nd American in space
    $1000 10
1941 Arthur Koestler novel which showed his disillusionment with Communism
    $1000 20
In most Islamic countries, it's the equivalent of the Red Cross
    $1000 15
Jahan of India and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, for example

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Ernie Chris
$11,100 -$200 $3,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

1 of 2 letters that begins the names of 6 state capitals, more than any other

Final scores:

Steve Ernie Chris
$7,100 -$200 $6,400
3-day champion: $35,400 3rd place: a Smith Corona electric typewriter 2nd place: a weekend for 2 at La Costa Hotel and Spa + a set of golf clubs

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Steve Ernie Chris
$12,100 -$200 $3,200
29 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 2 DDs)
5 R,
3 W
13 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $15,100

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Game tape date: 1987-10-19
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