Show #4654 - Thursday, November 25, 2004

Ken Jennings game 72.


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Whitney Donaghy, an illustrations coordinator from Manassas, Virginia

Philip Graves, an IT consultant from Somerset, New Jersey

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 71-day cash winnings total $2,410,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Real foreign translations of movie titles.)
(Alex: Notice the "Z" in quotation marks, and the "Z" will come at the end of each correct response.)
    $200 26
He was elected to Louisiana's State Railroad Commission in 1918, lost the race for governor in '24 but won in '28
    $200 1
In this 2000 film, Taiwan saw Tom Hanks "Discover New Meaning of Life after Catastrophe"
    $200 6
She was elected Britain's prime minister May 4, 1979
    $200 11
This constitutional provision protects you from self-incrimination & double jeopardy
    $200 21
There's an Independence Brew Pub there:
    $200 16
At an elevation of about 12,000 feet, this South American capital is the world's highest
    $400 27
This New York junior senator's first elected office was... New York junior senator
    $400 2
Fans in Poland weighed the merits of "Fatter and Thinner 2" starring this "Nutty Professor"
    $400 7
(I'm Aaron Brown of CNN.) One of my first on-air assignments for CNN was on this fateful date, reporting from a rooftop vantage point
    $400 12
To reach 2-digit totals in points, rebounds & assists in one basketball game is to achieve this kind of "double"
    $400 22
Named for a politician:
    $400 17
In the Bible he was married to Ruth
    $600 28
His first gig was mayor of Palm Springs in 1988 & Congress got him, babe, in 1995
    $600 3
We're not sure how "Unlucky Son-in-Law (To Be) Meets Tricky Daddy", this Ben Stiller film, fit on Thai marquees
    DD: $2,200 8
Many still remember that it was on this December date in 1941 that the U.S. officially entered World War II
    $600 13
"Double Date with the Sarge" is a classic episode of this 1960s sitcom
    $600 23
A regional airport in Texas:
    $600 18
What's the frequency, Kenneth?--& make sure it's in this unit equal to one cycle per second
    $800 29
She was an Ariz. state senator in 1970; Ronald Reagan arranged an "appointment" with history for her in 1981
    $800 4
In Egypt the "2000" sequel to this film started Dan Aykroyd as one of "The Naughty Brothers"
    $800 9
Referred to as "Black Tuesday", it's the date in 1929 that saw the final collapse of the stock market
    $800 14
Linus Pauling lost the race against Watson & Crick to determine the structure of this; it turned out to be a double helix
    $800 24
A friendly ghost town?:
    $800 19
In the 1910s this auto company introduced its famous Bearcat
    $1000 30
Starting out as Edgefield County's Superintendent of Education in 1929, he retired from the U.S. Senate 74 years later
    $1000 5
Robin Williams amused Thailand with "Untraditional Doctor, Delighted Patients", known as this in the U.S.
    $1000 10
John Marshall handed down the decision in this landmark case Feb. 24, 1803
    $1000 15
In the "Niebelunglied" this hero defeats the dwarf Alberich twice & takes his cloak of invisibility
    $1000 25
It's in the Northeast:
    $1000 20
This strategically important strait connects the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman

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

Ken Philip Whitney
$6,400 -$200 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Philip Whitney
$12,600 $200 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: which each correct response will be two words.)
(Alex: which each correct response will be two words that are exactly the same, except for the fact that one of them will have two letters added to it.)
    $400 6
Yongbyon in this country is the home of a nuclear reactor that may be used to make weapons
    $400 1
Good golly! The only artist to write his own tribute was this one, No. 8, whose first hit came in 1956
    $400 11
George Marshall
    $400 18
The H.M.S. Bounty: in 1787 before all the trouble
    $400 21
O'Neill, 1922 & Tolstoy, 1875-77:
"Anna ____" & "Anna ____"
    $400 26
To seep slowly through a hole; add two letters & you nap through the entire ordeal
    $800 7
India & Pakistan have disputed this region since 1947 & sometimes China gets into the act
    $800 2
Bono wrote of him, No. 3 after The Beatles & Dylan, that he "ate America before America ate him"
    $800 12
Frederick Banting
    $800 19
Looking for a NW Passage, sandwiched between a rock & a Hawaiian hard place:
The Resolution
    $800 22
Tolkien (a trilogy), 1954-55 & Golding, 1954:
"Lord of the ____"
    $800 27
The wood used to immobilize a fractured bone & two letters later, the less painful result of part of it in your skin
    DD: $6,200 8
If you plan to walk from Beijing to Ulan Bator, take lots of water, as you'll be crossing this land region
    $1200 3
No. 11, he "came from the poverty & injustice of Jamaica, & that manifested itself in his rebel sound"
    DD: $8,600 16
Ernest Lawrence
    $1200 20
A knighted Englishman:
The Golden Hind
    $1200 23
Ellison, 1952 & Bradbury, 1951:
"____ Man"
    $1200 28
It's the season to which you add two letters to get this last name of Cincinnati's mayor in 1977
    $1600 9
In 2003, after a struggle, the British gained control of this Southern Iraqi city, the country's main port
    $1600 4
Someone "managed to combine R.E.M. & Metallica", wrote Vernon Reid after he heard "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by this band, No. 27
    $1600 17
Paul Samuelson
    $1600 15
Pirate & War of 1812 hero:
The Pride
    $1600 24
Fitzgerald, 1925 & Conroy, 1976:
"The Great ____"
    $1600 29
Add two letters to this term for a small house in the woods & you get this piece of woodwork inside it
    $2000 10
Shymkent, Kazakhstan is just north of this capital of Uzbekistan, Central Asia's largest city
    $2000 5
"Without" No. 46, this Texan, "there would be no Melissa Etheridge... no Chrissie Hynde, no Gwen Stefani"
    $2000 13
Peter Agre & Roderick MacKinnon (C'mon, it was just last year...)
    $2000 14
3-time America's Cup winner:
Freedom & Stars and Stripes
    $2000 25
Hawthorne, 1850 & Poe, 1844:
"The ____ Letter"
    $2000 30
New or fresh; add two letters & you get this adjective for an early inhabitant of Australia

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Philip Whitney
$38,400 $2,600 $3,200
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Teddy Roosevelt used this boxing phrase to announce his 1912 candidacy & said, "The fight is on & I'm stripped to the buff"

Final scores:

Ken Philip Whitney
$50,000 $200 $3,000
72-day champion: $2,460,100 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Philip Whitney
$29,400 $2,600 $9,400
38 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
4 R,
1 W
11 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $41,400

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Game tape date: 2004-08-25
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