Show #8310 - Friday, January 8, 2021

Last game with Alex Trebek as host.
Originally slated to air 2020-12-25.
Episode aired with a short clip-montage tribute to Alex Trebek at the end.


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Jim Gilligan, an assistant professor of English education originally from New York, New York

Cliff Chang, a software engineering manager originally from Wilmette, Illinois

Yoshie Hill, an executive assistant from Colma, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $31,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 6
Here's this artist with a tropical vibe going on at his home in Figueres, Spain
    $200 28
Founded in Pennsylvania in 1939, this sports program revised its rules in the 1970s so girls could play too
    $200 17
In 2018 Benedict Cumberbatch voiced this Seussian title guy who wasn't as into Christmas as the Whos were
    $200 30
Friendship bracelets inspired Kim Shui's designs for this rhyming brand of high-tech trackers
    $200 18
In 1899 this gangster-to-be was born in Brooklyn's Navy Yard section; no reports of any scars on his face
    $200 23
It would cause Pinocchio's nose to increase in size
    $400 4
In the 1860s, after this American artist settled in England, his mother moved in with him & sat for his most famous painting
    $400 5
Originating in Asia, it's the art of growing miniature trees, like the one seen here
    $400 16
Alastair Sim is among those who have played this Dickensian man but unlike Michael Caine, did so without Muppets
    $400 29 2014 this lingerie retailer sold a $75 sports bra with electrodes that hooked up to a heart rate monitor
    $400 19
As it was shedding concrete, this alliterative structure was "Falling Down" in the subject of a 1999 article
    $400 24
Like what a stenographer does, making a copy of something in writing
    $600 3
Here's this artist & his wife Alice enjoying some time away from Giverny in Venice's St. Mark's Square
    $600 7
These smallest blood vessels connect arteries with veins
    $600 12
Basically, this heartwarming Frank Capra classic is about a disgraced financier having an incredibly rough Christmas Eve
    $600 13
It's just a blue T to me, but the men's UA Tech 2.0 vibe print short sleeve by this sports brand somehow has "anti-odor technology"
    $600 20
This sitting president visited Brooklyn in 1899 & cabled Admiral Dewey on the anniversary of his triumph in the Philippines
    $600 25
The act of offering someone hush money
    DD: $1,000 2
Well-established in 1639, he paid the hefty price of 13,000 guilders for a house in Amsterdam that today houses his museum
    $800 8
Proverbially, they "fell great oaks"
    $800 10
In this film Santa tells Buddy there are 30 Ray's Pizzas in NYC; "They all claim to be the original, but the real one's on 11th"
    $800 14
A 2014 BBC review called this alliterative eyewear from a search engine company "promising, sometimes brilliant... but a failure"
    $800 21
In 1899 the Brooklyn Superbas won the National League Pennant; 100 years later, they'd have moved far away & become this team
    $800 26
At the beach this word refers to a tide that is going out
    $1000 1
While visiting van Gogh at Arles, this painter did his own take on "The Night Café" and Madame Ginoux all in one
    $1000 9
A satoshi is the smallest unit in this currency system
    $1000 11
2 memorable bits from this 1983 classic: the leg lamp & "You'll shoot your eye out!"
    $1000 15
An experimental tattoo ink developed in Germany for diabetics changes color in response to the levels of this sugar
    $1000 22
This 1999 novel about a detective with Tourette's by Brooklyn native Jonathan Lethem was the basis of a 2019 Edward Norton film
    $1000 27
Raising a number to the third power

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

Yoshie Cliff Jim
$5,600 $1,600 -$1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Yoshie Cliff Jim
$6,800 $3,200 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 15
This girl group's "Someday We'll Be Together" was recorded without Mary Wilson or Cindy Birdsong, but Diana Ross was there
    $400 26
Over in the kids' section, we'll read this 1930 book where the title transport says, "I'm not very big" but tries to help anyway
    $400 4
It's the GI in GI tract
    $400 13
Its arms include the Aegean & the Ionian
(13, 3)
    $800 22
In 1986 an aircraft called Voyager became the first in history to fly non-stop around the world without having to do this
    $800 19
Time to see if this breed can live up to its name & drive standard
    $800 14
A South African song became "Wimoweh" before it was turned into this hit song by The Tokens in 1961
    $800 20
In periodicals, we'll enjoy this literary magazine Harold Ross founded in 1925 & try our best to understand half its cartoons
    $800 5
This fear of open or crowded spaces comes from the Greek for a place where crowds gathered
    DD: $3,000 12
It is sandwiched between Queensland & Victoria
    DD: $8,800 23
Also a type of flying marsupial, this nonpowered craft was pioneered by Otto Lilienthal & Octave Chanute
    $1200 21
We know Vizslas are used to hunt water fowl & are in this American Kennel Club group, but the doggo here is really upping his fetch game
    $1200 3
I heard it through the grapevine that he had a No. 1 hit with "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
    $1200 18
An almanac in the reference section will tell us he served as British P.M. from 1937 to 1940; we'll tell you that did not go well
    $1200 6
This quality is the "A" in GAO, an agency making sure Congress doesn't waste taxpayer dollars
    $1200 9
It's on the western cote d'Afrique
(4, 1'6)
    $1600 24
While flying over Rogers Dry Lake in California in 1947, Chuck Yeager became the first human to break this
    $1600 28
Known as the "Gray Ghost", & known for its obedience, this breed is ready to set sail
    $1600 2
3 months after his death, he had the first posthumous No. 1 single in history with "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay"
    $1600 17
Let's hit a dictionary for a word of the day: this adjective derived from a Muse's name means relating to dancing
    $1600 7
Come up with this synonym of legerdemain & we'll be impressed
    $1600 10
Hawaiian island associated with the sainted Father Damien
    $2000 25
As the wind in Ohio was unsuitable for their experiments, the Wright Bros. chose the banks near this village in N.C. to make history
    $2000 27
Obviously it's off to the ballet for this breed here, a favorite of Russian nobility for hundreds of years
    $2000 1
This 1969 song that mentions "joo joo eyeball" & "toe jam football" started out as a campaign song for Timothy Leary
    $2000 16
In nonfiction: "The Gulag Archipelago", a harrowing account of Soviet history by this man who lived it
    $2000 8
A break or gap, like the boundary between the earth's crust & mantle called the Mohorovicic this
    $2000 11
It's Spain's longest river

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Yoshie Cliff Jim
$12,200 -$400 $12,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Dr. Margaret Todd gave science this word for different forms of one basic substance; it's from the Greek for "equal" & "place"

Final scores:

Yoshie Cliff Jim
$12,200 -$400 $24,401
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $24,401

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Yoshie Cliff Jim
$9,800 $8,400 $12,800
13 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
18 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $31,000

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Game tape date: 2020-10-27
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