Show #4657 - Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Ken Jennings game 75. Nancy Zerg ends Ken's streak.

(Jerry Seinfield: The Seinfeld gang is out of jail--)
(George Costanza: --and coming to Jeopardy!--)
(Cosmo Kramer: --for a category.)
(Elaine Benes: Stay tuned!)


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David Hankins, a college student from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nancy Zerg, a realtor from Ventura, California

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 74-day cash winnings total $2,520,700)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: ...we'll give you a list. You tell us which one is not a popular soup.)
(Alex: Now this is in honor of a new DVD release, Volumes I & II featuring all the shows from the first three seasons of Seinfeld.)
    $200 7
    $200 12
Days celebrating people going to heaven include Jesus' Ascension day & her Assumption day
    $200 1
In 1998 Rabbit Hash, Ky. elected Goofy, one of these, as mayor; sadly, the mayor had to be "put down" in 2001
    $200 21
Nothing, as a tennis score
    $200 2
(Jerry Seinfeld reads the clue.) This Season 7 episode revealed that this store owner was based on a real person

"Very good. You know something?"
"No soup for you!"
    $400 8
Billi bi,
    $400 13
Bitter herbs are featured on this holiday's Seder plate
    $400 17
Peter Ueberroth finished sixth in a 2003 race for this state's highest office, just ahead of Larry Flynt
    $400 29
In a 1775 speech he declared, "I know not what course others may take..." yada yada yada
    $400 22
En espanol
    $400 3
"A Christmas present?"
"That's right."
"For who?"
"For you!"
"Oh! Get out of here!"

(Julia Louis-Dreyfus [Elaine Benes] reads the clue.) In that scene from Season 3, George's gift to Elaine was this article of clothing, a bargain because of a flaw: a small red dot
    $600 9
Philadelphia Pepper Pot
    $600 14
In 1939 FDR moved this holiday one week earlier in an attempt to please the retail industry
    $600 18
This George W. Bush Cabinet member lost his 2000 Senate race to a man who died a month before the election
    $600 28
In a 1974 national TV address he conveyed, "Our long national nightmare is over..." yada yada yada
    $600 23
The "hour" for a military action to start
    $600 4
"She tells me that her ex-boyfriend was over late last night and 'yada yada yada', I'm really tired today.'"
"What do you think she was tired from?"
"Well obviously the 'yada yada.'"

(Jason Alexander [George Costanza] reads the clue.) That was a classic scene from Season 8; "yada yada yada" recently made it into one edition of this venerable British dictionary
    $800 10
    $800 15
In 1876 Montreal's Mount Royal Park was officially inaugurated on May 24, a Canadian holiday because it's her birthday
    DD: $3,000 19
In 1984 Walter Mondale got his 13 electoral votes by winning D.C. & this state
    $800 27
Before Congress in 1951, he announced, "I now close my military career..." yada yada yada
    $800 24
William Cowper: "What peaceful hours I once enjoyed... but they have left an aching" this
    $800 5
"I'm out."

(Michael Richards [Cosmo Kramer] reads the clue.) When he wrote that classic episode from Season 4, this Seinfeld co-creator turned curbing his enthusiasm into an Emmy
    $1000 11
rond de jambe,
asopao de pollo
    $1000 16
In 1955 the Pope moved the service for this observance, including St. John's Passion, to the afternoon
    $1000 20
In 1884 a booster's attack on democratic "Rum, Romanism & Rebellion" backfired on this Down Easter
    $1000 26
He humbly shared with the British in 1936, "A few hours ago I discharged my last duty as king..." yada yada yada
    $1000 25
9-letter word for lack of existence, or a person of no importance
    $1000 6
(Jerry Seinfeld reads the clue.) Kramer dated a "low-talker" who designed this, also the title of the episode from Season 5

"I... I can't wear this!"
"Hey, this looks better than anything you own."

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

Ken Nancy David
$1,600 $2,800 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Nancy David
$10,600 $4,800 $400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 9
Giraffes are divided by sex into cows & these
    $400 19
This "Grand Ole Opry" comedy star used to wear a straw hat with the $1.98 price tag still attached
    $400 10
In 1909 George S. Patton graduated 46th out of 103 at this institution
    $400 6
Tom Kelly took the 1949 nude photographs of this actress that later appeared on the calendar "Golden Dreams"
    $400 1
Wifebeater is a controversial slang term for this ribbed white item of apparel
    $800 11
While swimming, the anaconda can close off a valve inside these to keep water out
    $800 20
Featured in the "Harry Potter" movies, this hat takes its name from its function at Hogwarts School
    $800 13
Patton placed 5th at the 1912 Olympics in this event that includes swimming, fencing & the pistol
    $800 7
A wavy fabric made by twisting & then relaxing yarn, it's also found before "de Chine"
    $800 2
This kind of fruit is a Bronx cheer
    $1200 12
It's the common litter size of llamas, hippos & kangaroos
    $1200 28
The Detroit Red Wings' rink
    $1200 21
Goya liked to paint at night, so he wore a hat rimmed with these
    $1200 14
In 1916 Patton was an acting aide to this man, commander of WWI's American Expeditionary Forces
    $1200 8
In 1956 the first transatlantic telephone cable was laid between Oban, Scotland & Clarenville in this Canadian province
    $1200 3
This slang term for a fool or dolt is also the name of one of Archie's Riverdale friends
    $1600 17
One type of terrier was specially bred in England to hunt this other member of the dog family
    $1600 27
The New York Islanders' home ice
    DD: $4,800 22
The name of this often brimless hat, popular in the 1920s, is French for "bell", after the shape of the hat
    DD: $5,400 15
On December 26, 1944 Patton's forces relieved this town in Belgium's Ardennes; the Germans were driven out in January
    $1600 24
The most popular color for this November birthstone is a rich orange-yellow, like the color of sherry
    $1600 4
A university seminar on slang revealed that an unwelcome follower is known as a hanging this
    $2000 18
As it's a fave of caribou, the lichen they eat is called this moss
    $2000 26
...and the home of the (Atlanta) Braves
    $2000 23
In Wagner's operas, this eldest Valkyrie is stereotypically dressed in a horned helmet & breastplate
    $2000 16
A few feet of the 998 square miles of this European country are Patton's grave in the American cemetery
    $2000 25
This Ballets Russes founder had tried to be a composer, but Rimsky-Korsakov told him to stop
    $2000 5
From the Latin for "duchy", it's slang for money or for a show ticket

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Nancy David
$14,400 $10,000 -$2,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Most of this firm's 70,000 seasonal white-collar employees work only 4 months a year

Final scores:

Ken Nancy David
$8,799 $14,401 -$2,800
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $14,401 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Nancy David
$22,400 $10,000 -$2,800
29 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 2 DDs)
10 R,
1 W
7 R,
5 W

Combined Coryat: $29,600

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Game tape date: 2004-09-07
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