Show #8216 - Monday, May 18, 2020

This and the remainder of the regular-play games of Season 36 were recorded without an audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Megan Elliott, a writer and editor from Redlands, California

Ben Scripps, a television director from Cadillac, Michigan

Jesse Laymon, a public policy director from Long Island City, New York (whose 2-day cash winnings total $43,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will begin with a "W".)
    $200 30
Artists Klee & Gauguin
    $200 5
The National Museum of African American History & Culture opened in 2016 as part of this museum complex
    $200 16
"Bubba was gonna be a shrimpin' boat captain, but instead he died right there by that river in Vietnam" in this film
    $200 23
It's a gentle, high-pitched neigh
    $200 13
"The Power Broker" by Robert Caro is a biography of Robert Moses, an official who guided the growth of this city for 4 decades
    $200 2
One of the world's most recognizable, this nation's flag features a solitary maple leaf
    $400 14
British P.M. Eden & "black-ish" star Anderson
    $400 6
These 2 Atlanta colleges were both founded soon after the Civil War & "Spelhouse" marriages between alums are not rare
    $400 17
Having learned his lesson, Thor goes for the head of this guy in "Endgame", & gets it, big time, but somehow, that's not his last scene
    $400 24
It's what the astronaut is experiencing here
    $400 12
The remarkable story of these vote-seekers from 100 years ago in Great Britain is told in "Rise Up, Women!"
    $400 3
This conifer known for its durable timber is represented on the flag of Lebanon
    $600 15
Writer Swift & preacher Edwards
    $600 7
In 1960 at a segregated lunch counter in N.C., 4 African-American students staged one of these immobile protests
    $600 18
The love story & eventual passing of Ellie Fredricksen is detailed beautifully in this 2009 animated film
    $600 25
Marconi shared a Nobel Prize in Physics for his "contributions to the development of" this type of "telegraphy"
    $600 1
"The Fatal Shore" by Robert Hughes chronicles this nation's founding as a product of the British penal system
    $600 4
This tropical tree wears the cap of liberty on Haiti's flag
    $800 21
First Lady Harding & singer Welch
    $800 8
Now 115 years old, the Chicago Defender isn't a Bears safety but one of the oldest of these for African Americans
    $800 19
In this 1987 film Sean Connery as lawman Jimmy Malone dies operatically; Eliot Ness avenges him on a rooftop
    $800 27
Here's the current lineup of this group that's been entertaining kids the world over nearly 30 years
    $800 10
Richard Preston's "The Hot Zone" examines "the terrifying true story of the origins of" this deadly African virus
    $800 26
The flag of Cyprus features branches of these leaves, a symbol of peace
    $1000 22
Philosophers Buber & Heidegger
    $1000 9
M is for Methodist in this U.S. church that in 1820 launched a mission into West Africa
    $1000 20
Han gets blown up in this Japan-set 2006 installment of "The Fast & the Furious"--or does he?
    $1000 28
Followers of this modern-day religious movement often practice in groups called covens
    DD: $2,000 11
In a 2016 work Nigel Cawthorne recounts "The Life-Long Feud" between these 2 inventors "that Electrified the World"
    $1000 29
Spain's flag depicts one of these tropical fruits that gave Persephone so much trouble

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

Jesse Ben Megan
$2,200 $1,800 $5,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jesse Ben Megan
$5,000 $4,000 $8,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(David Faber: I'm David Faber of CNBC with some corporate scandals that went from the business section to the front pages.)
    $400 1
The Soviet Venera probes mapped much of it
    $400 6
A Russian monarch, or an American policy expert appointed by the government to tackle a particular problem
    $400 12
1962: Buffalo, N.Y.'s archdiocese bans Catholic school students from dancing to this Chubby Checker hit
    $400 30
At their southern end, the Andes begin in this "fiery" archipelago at the tip of South America
    $400 5
J.M. Barrie followed the play about this "boy who wouldn't grow up" with a novel about him "and Wendy"
    $400 17
(David Faber of CNBC presents the clue.) Companies held legally responsible for the gigantic spill at the Macondo Oil Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico included Transocean, Halliburton, Anadarko & this multinational oil company
    $800 2
It orbits at 36 million miles from the Sun
    DD: $2,000 11
Also called the great sturgeon, this species lends its name to a type of caviar
    $800 13
1969: New Jersey police seize 30,000 copies of this couple's "Two Virgins" album, which shows them nude on the cover
    $800 29
Over its some 5,000-mile range, the Andes are home to major cities like La Paz, Quito, and this other capital city
    $800 23
Frederick August Kittel was the given name of this "Fences" playwright
    $800 18
(David Faber of CNBC presents the clue.) Dennis Muilenburg lost first his job as chairman, then as CEO, of Boeing over the growing scandal from the tragic crashes of this airplane model
    DD: $3,000 3
It has an equatorial radius of 3,963 miles
    $1200 7
These thin pancakes are similar to crepes & traditionally made with buckwheat flour & served with sour cream
    $1200 14
1965: Concerned it might offend stutterers, the BBC initially refuses to play this Who song
    $1200 22
One awe-inspiring hike in the Andes is on the Inca trail, traveling from Cuzco through the Sacred Valley to this royal retreat
    $1200 24
100 years after he was born, his "Pygmalion" was turned into the musical "My Fair Lady"
    $1200 19
(David Faber of CNBC presents the clue.) TDI Clean Diesel turned out to be an oxymoron in 2015 when the EPA revealed that emissions tests were tampered with by this company & millions of cars were recalled
    $1600 4
Voyager 2 flew by this giant in 1989, then headed on out into interstellar space
    $1600 8
Meaning "set of three", it's also a wagon or sleigh pulled by 3 horses
    $1600 15
1977: The BBC bans this Sex Pistols song, which still hits No. 2 on the British charts
    $1600 27
The Andes are dotted with forests of cinchona trees whose bark produces this drug used in the treatment of Malaria
    $1600 25
Before his death in 2017, he wrote dozens of plays and was one of the most produced playwrights in America
    $1600 20
(David Faber of CNBC presents the clue.) Elizabeth Holmes' claim that she could perform dozens of medical tests from a few drops of blood was the lie that created this company that the SEC said took more than $700 million from investors
    $2000 10
Its year is 687 terrestrial days long
    $2000 9
This word borrowed from Russian refers to the influential educated social & political classes
    $2000 16
1968: "There's just no place for" this Rolling Stones song in many cities in a year of political demonstrations
    $2000 28
22,800 feet high, this Argentine peak is the Andes' highest
    $2000 26
This playwright who penned "Angels in America" also wrote the screenplays for Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" & "Munich"
    $2000 21
(David Faber of CNBC presents the clue.) Not long before he went to jail for securities fraud of around $11 billion, I interviewed Bernie Ebbers, CEO of this "global" telecom company that bought MCI

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jesse Ben Megan
$5,400 $9,400 $18,800
(lock-tie game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

"Every state shall always keep up a well regulated and disciplined militia, sufficiently armed and accoutred" is in No. 6 of these

Final scores:

Jesse Ben Megan
$10,600 $18,800 $16,600
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $18,800 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jesse Ben Megan
$5,400 $14,400 $17,800
12 R,
2 W
21 R,
3 W
(including 2 DDs)
18 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $37,600

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Game tape date: 2020-03-10
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