Show #8351 - Monday, March 8, 2021

First game with Katie Couric as guest host.
Champion's winnings & consolation amounts matched to Pancreatic Cancer Dream Team from Stand Up to Cancer.


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Matt Wierman, an aerospace engineer originally from Lake Mary, Florida

Justin Yaeger, a high school history teacher from Studio City, California

Laura Portwood-Stacer, an author and editor originally from Livonia, Michigan (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Katie: "D" is in the exact middle of every response.)
    $200 26
The ancient "Father of History" aka "Father of Lies", Herodotus said in India, ants bigger than foxes dig for this precious metal
    $200 18
Its author shouldn't "waste his strength on such purposeless and unequal doings as these rambling volumes about spermaceti whales"
    $200 5
Mirrorball Trophy
    $200 6
"Without further" this... it means hubbub!
    $200 27
This 1848 writing team popularized the word bourgeoisie for the middle class that controlled the means of production
    $200 14
Harvard professor Charles Eliot Norton thought the curve, an innovation of his time in this sport, was cheating
    $400 25
Herodotus wrote that this ancient capital on the Euphrates was so big it had 100 gates (it had 8)
    $400 7
H.L. Mencken: The "clown Fitzgerald rushes to his death in nine short chapters... this story is obviously unimportant"
    $400 1
    $400 10
A promenade by the beach, or a fancy Monopoly property
    $400 19
This French word for "small" is used of small businessmen, civil servants & others aspiring to be haut-bourgeois
    $400 15
With readings taken at Mauna Loa Observatory, the Keeling Curve shows the buildup of this gas in the atmosphere
    DD: $2,000 28
Skeptical for once, Herodotus doubted the accuracy of this poem, questioning why Greeks would fight for so long over one woman
    $600 8
"Characterization in general is weak... nor is the commander strongly drawn. Again, the aunts are best... it lacks imagination"
    $600 2
    $600 11
Keats' "To Autumn" is one
    $600 20
An essential part of the 19th century German decor called biedermeier was one of these, ein klavier
    $600 16
In this curve with a musical instrument in its name, a "C" grade is typically the center of the distribution
    $800 29
Many historians doubt that Herodotus visited Egypt, but he still gave a detailed description of this embalming process
    $800 9
Oh, Heathcliff! "The only consolation which we have in reflecting upon" this Bronte work "is that it will never be generally read"
    $800 3
    $800 12
Exodus mentions "the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in" this, meaning captivity
    $800 21
This relaxing residence is a common bourgeois possession; the film "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie" is set in one
    $800 22
Many roadways in America have a curve known by this morbid name as in the 1964 song; the California one seen here is no longer used
    $1000 30
Herodotus claimed that only 192 Greeks were killed but 6,400 of these invading foes died at the Battle of Marathon... hmmm
    $1000 17
"The trial and the melodramatic conclusion" of this "seem contrived. But (the) insight into Southern mores is impressive"
    $1000 4
    $1000 13
It's a French dialect of Louisiana, ma chere
    $1000 24
David Brooks dubbed those who combine nice possessions & hippie values "Bobos", short for bourgeois these
    $1000 23
"P" is for this type of curve, which lends its name to a type of mirror or antenna

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Laura Justin Matt
$2,600 $600 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Laura Justin Matt
$8,000 $3,000 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 4
Beethoven hadn't written a symphony in 10 years when England's Royal Philharmonic Society commissioned this last one in 1822
    $400 3
The mafic type of this 5-letter underground molten rock can reach more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit
    $400 17
In "The Hangover", Ed Helms wakes up next to a chicken, but has a bigger problem--one of these in the bathroom
    $400 26
These expressions of gratitude are rarely heard in the singular form
    $400 14
This port on the Tagus River is the westernmost capital in Europe
    $400 1
Cakebread Cellars doesn't bake cakes but makes these, like a vin de porche rose
    $800 6
The 1953 death of "Peter & the Wolf" composer Sergey Prokofiev was overshadowed by the death of this leader on the same day
    $800 5
It has atomic number 3 as the least dense of all metals & number 34 as a SiriusXM channel for '90s tunes
    $800 18
Khartoum, an expensive one of these in "The Godfather", makes a memorable bedfellow; well, part of him
    $800 27
This word for people is plural whether you add an "S" or not--so "that's all"
    $800 15
This city's port on the Ohio River is just southwest of Churchill Downs
    $800 2
A surprisingly easy victory is known as one of these; despite the name--no layers, no icing
    $1200 11
Leonard Bernstein turned a discarded number from his stage work "Candide" into this musical's "Gee, Officer Krupke"
    $1200 9
In 1995 physicist Melissa Franklin was part of the team that discovered the elusive "top" one of these
    $1200 19
In this Mel Brooks classic, Madeline Kahn ends up with "The Monster" in her bed; she seems pretty happy
    $1200 28
A word containing a clothing item, these rarely visited parts at the edge of a town just sound weird in the singular
    $1200 16
This port is central to the British county of Merseyside
    $1200 7
This make-up, a trademark of the Noxell Corporation, is applied with a damp sponge & used as a foundation
    DD: $3,000 24
Nicknamed Papa, this 18th century man composed more than 100 symphonies
    $1600 10
Evergreens have waxy or leathery leaves to hold moisture, but this other main tree type holds moisture by losing leaves in the cold
    $1600 20
Steve Martin & John Candy got a lot of comedic mileage after they ended up spooning in bed in this 1987 comedy
    $1600 29
Whether it means an undesirable part of society or sediment in liquor, this word is almost always plural
    DD: $4,000 22
Meaning "the harbor", this French port was the seat of the Belgian government for a time during World War I
    $1600 8
Seen here is the marine invertebrate known as the cake this & it is covered in spines, not candles
    $2000 25
The wife of Robert Schumann, she was a child prodigy & an accomplished composer in her own right
    $2000 12
The "water on the road" mirage is due to hotter air above the blacktop, causing this bending of light rays
    $2000 21
In "Step Brothers", these 2 actors ask their parents for permission to make bunk beds; it doesn't turn out well
    $2000 30
These acts of restitution in steps 8 & 9 of Alcoholics Anonymous are always plural
    $2000 23
This big port was once the capital of Nigeria
    $2000 13
Do not! Repeat, do not eat yellowcake, which is composed of this radioactive element

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Laura Justin Matt
$15,600 $10,200 $11,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

A 1949 broadcast in Spanish of this drama from 11 years before caused mass panic in Ecuador & the destruction of the radio station

Final scores:

Laura Justin Matt
$23,201 $5,100 $21,614
2-day champion: $42,601 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Laura Justin Matt
$14,200 $10,200 $18,600
20 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
13 R,
1 W
19 R,
3 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $43,000

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Game tape date: 2021-01-19
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