Show #8208 - Wednesday, April 22, 2020


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Sharon Lawson, an administrative assistant from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Michael Torman, a funeral director from Paw Paw, Illinois

Gary Patent, a screenwriter and actor from Los Angeles, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We'll give you the episodes; you identify the sitcom.)
(Alex: Give me the decade.)
    $200 15
Anna Oblonsky is the maiden name of this title character
    $200 28
Nat Geo is honoring the 50th anniv. of Earth Day with a special about this activist who has a special bond with chimpanzees
    $200 9
"Stewie Kills Lois"
"Lois Kills Stewie"
    $200 5
5 burglars are busted at the DNC's office at the Watergate
    $200 24
The type of roadhouse called a this joint lent its name to a coin-operated music machine
    $400 25
When Romeo marries Juliet, these 2 families are joined in matrimony & later, tragedy
    $400 29
Sorry, language nerds: the OED allows modifications like "very" on this 6-letter word meaning "one of a kind"
    $400 27
A theme of Earth Day 2018 was ending plastic pollution; one suggestion is when you order a soda, say, "no" this "please"
    $400 10
"The Show Where Lilith Comes Back" & "Murder Most Maris"
    $400 4
The NSC goes around Congress to sell antiaircraft missiles to Iran in the Iran-Contra Affair
    $400 6
In Mexico, it's a bar; on Tatooine, it's also "an ideal spot to hire a starship's crew"
    $600 18
Creepy! In order to get closer to Lolita, this man with a double-talk name marries her mother Charlotte Haze
    $600 21
A homophone of a grain, it's an adjective meaning funny in an understated way
    $600 26
Earth Day reminds us that in 2020 nations are expected to bump climate change commitments to the agreement of 2015 made in this city
    $600 13
"Leap to Faith" & "The Worst Possible Use of Free Will"
    $600 3
The Unabomber commits his last murder & is caught with bomb parts & detailed journals of his crimes
    $600 7
If you encounter a meat & three establishment in the American South, the "three" refers to these
    $800 16
The title of this Daphne du Maurier novel refers to the first Mrs. de Winter; the second Mrs. de Winter is obsessed with her
    $800 20
This 2-syllable adjective in a Thomas Hardy title means "frenzied"
    $800 22
The first Earth Day took place in 1970, inspiring this act in the same year that sought to keep our skies free from pollution
    $800 11
"Secret Shopper" & "Cloud 9 Academy"
    DD: $1,000 1
The kidnapping of Charles & Anne Lindbergh's baby
    $800 8
Raw bars traditionally serve live, uncooked these
    $1000 17
This 1966 novel is about the first marriage of the character Mr. Rochester from "Jane Eyre"
    $1000 19
Sartorial means belonging or referring to this profession
    $1000 23
In 2010 Earth Day brought about a tree-planting initiative named for this uppermost section of a forest's trees
    $1000 12
"Love is All Around" & "We Want Baxter"
    $1000 2
Leopold & Loeb kill Bobby Franks for an "intellectual" thrill
    $1000 14
There's an alloy in this word for a type of casual restaurant, French for "brewery"

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

Gary Michael Sharon
$1,400 $1,600 -$800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Gary Michael Sharon
$4,200 $3,000 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 18
You'll find the Isle of Skye in the Inner these
    $400 19
Twist & counterbore are types of these spinny, pointy drill parts that make the holes
    $400 1
"The Boss", & before that, "the Doctor"
    $400 30
At Washington National Cathedral: this president & his wife Edith
    $400 10
This "super" stellar phenomenon--a big bang, so to speak--comes in 2 main types: thermonuclear & core-collapse
    $400 28
The Sami of northern Scandinavia have trained these animals to pull sleighs, just in time for Christmas
    $800 14
Foulness Island off the Essex coast was almost completely flooded by a giant 1953 storm surge in this sea
    DD: $2,200 17
Archaeologists in Pakistan found neolithic bodies showing that drills were used to fix these more than 7,000 years ago
    $800 3
    $800 29
At St. Paul's Rock Creek Cemetery, writer Gore Vidal and this longtime host of "Meet the Press"
    $800 9
This "super" phenomenon, a lack of electrical resistance, occurs in certain materials below about -425 degrees F.
    $800 27
Do this to "yourself" & you make up for a bad performance; do it to Grandma's ring & you get it back from a pawnshop
    $1200 13
The island of Anglesey, AKA Ynys Mon, is the largest that's part of this U.K. country
    $1200 16
This word follows "drill" in the name of the workshop device seen here
    $1200 4
    DD: $3,000 22
At the Glenwood Cemetery: Emanuel Leutze, who famously painted "(George) Washington" doing this
    $1200 7
In 1816 one of these natural phenomena in Asia affected the weather & made it the "year without a summer" globally
    $1200 26
Ah, my little black-capped one of these is the state bird of Massachusetts
    $1600 2
The Scottish isle of Bute lies in the inlet called this "of Clyde"
    $1600 15
Use a hammer drill to cut through this hard building material named for the bricklayer or stoneworker who constructed it
    $1600 5
"The Prince of Darkness"
    $1600 20
At Oak Hill Cemetery: journalist & Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee & this woman who owned the Post
    $1600 8
Sure the northern lights are awesome, but check out the southern lights, also known as the Aurora this, seen over places like Tasmania
    $1600 23
This type of singer regales us with simple folk or story songs
    $2000 12
The monastery on Holy Island produced the illuminated biblical manuscript called the Lindisfarne these
    $2000 25
This word for a type of simple hand drill is a homonym of a word meaning to foretell
    $2000 6
"The Prime Minister of Funk" or "Doctor Funkenstein"
    $2000 21
At Prospect Hill Cemetery: William with this last name who owned the house where Abraham Lincoln died
    $2000 11
These creatures started mysteriously falling from the sky in Dubuque, Iowa on June 16, 1882
    $2000 24
A 2011 measurement says this part of the Pacific Ocean reaches 36,070 feet down

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Gary Michael Sharon
$8,800 $9,800 $15,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 2014 this democratic nation broke the record for total turnout in a single election with more than 500 million voters

Final scores:

Gary Michael Sharon
$201 $17,601 $19,601
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $19,601

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Gary Michael Sharon
$8,000 $9,800 $13,800
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
2 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $31,600

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Game tape date: 2020-02-18
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