Show #8473 - Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Matt Amodio game 26.

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Christopher Stucky, a communications specialist from Bloomington, Illinois

Paula Scheider, a ROI trainer from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 25-day cash winnings total $893,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

WHAT A WEEK!
ACRONYMS & ABBREVIATIONS
NATIONAL PARK COUNTRIES
AIR TRAVEL
MOVIE TIME
NEW YORK: NEWS CLUES
(Mayim: And these are presented by the news team at New York's ABC7.)
    $200 29
The 31st of this month is the last day of Bat Week (of course)
    $200 28
I am so sorry that I didn't RSVP to your party, RSVP meaning respondez, this polite phrase
    $200 27
Killarney National Park
    $200 30
This airline launched its frequent-flyer AAdvantage program in 1981
    $200 26
This company made special volleyballs with its name on only one side for "Cast Away" so a face could be painted on it
    $200 11
(Hi, I'm Bill Ritter.) You know, it's always hard to find parking around Manhattan, but on January 15, 2009, Captain "Sully" Sullenberger saved 155 lives with an emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in this river on the West Side
    $400 22
National Aviation Week takes place the week of August 19, the birthday of this younger & first airborne brother
    $400 23
Your best time in a race is your PR, short for this
    $400 15
Masada National Park
    $400 24
This happens to you figuratively when you lose your seat on an overbooked plane or literally when the drink cart hits your elbow
    $400 25
1966's "The Silencers" was the first movie with a scene after these, a teaser for the next Matt Helm spy adventure
    $400 21
(Hi, I'm Lee Goldberg.) Literally stepping up to home plate after a grim medical diagnosis, on July 4, 1939, this Yankee said the following--"Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.”
    $600 14
Once National Secretaries Week, the last full week in April is now called these "Professionals Week"
    $600 17
The CFPB, this Financial Protection Bureau, makes sure you are treated fairly by banks, lenders & financial companies
    $600 12
Lake District National Park
    $600 13
For years a sign painted on a roof in this Wisconsin city said "Welcome to Cleveland" to prank airline passengers
    $600 10
Marge Champion, the model for this title character of a 1937 Disney film, was briefly married to the animator who developed Goofy
    $600 20
(Hi, I'm Sade Baderinwa.) As part of a New York city tradition that began in 1962, many movie stars, including James Earl Jones as Othello, & Meryl Streep in "Henry V", have interpreted the Bard as part of this project
    $800 9
One sponsor of Banned Books Week, which opposes censorship & celebrates the right to read, is the ALA, short for this
    DD: $8,000 16
The cosmetics brand e.l.f. is an acronym for these 3 areas where its products are used
    $800 6
Tikal National Park
    $800 7
In 2019, the biggest new terminal opening in the U.S. in a decade was celebrated at this city's airport with a second line parade
    $800 8
In this film, Morgan Freeman says the prison library should file "The Count of Monte Cristo" with the educational books
    $800 19
(Hi, I'm Ryan Field.) Extending from Manhattan's southern tip up Broadway to City Hall, the Canyon of Heroes has hosted many ticker tape parades, including one for the U.S. National Women's Team's huge win in this sport in 2019
    $1000 2
Late June brings Awareness Week for the big ants named for this occupation; they damage homes by removing wood for their nests
    $1000 4
When talking about dates, B.C.E. stands for this
    $1000 1
Serengeti National Park
    $1000 3
Only the "B" in the middle of this airline's colorful name is capitalized in its logo
    $1000 5
This legendary Italian composer was 87 when he finally won his first competitive Oscar for "The Hateful Eight"
    $1000 18
(Hi, I'm Liz Cho.) In 1879, critics wondered if New Yorkers would go all the way up Fifth Avenue to the near wilderness of 50th Street after the May 25 formal opening of this Catholic church; turns out, New Yorkers would

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

Matt Paula Christopher
$8,000 -$400 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Paula Christopher
$3,200 $600 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

WORLD HISTORY
INSPIRED CHARACTERS
THE FACT OF THE MATTER
ART & DESIGN
COMEDY ON TV
__R__M
(Mayim: Each response has four letters; the second is "R" and the fourth is "M".)
    $400 28
In 1582 the Gregorian one of these began to replace the Julian one
    $400 25
Sailor Alexander Selkirk was likely one of several inspirations for this 1719 shipwrecked character
    $400 30
Strong atomic bonds & rigid shapes are characteristics of this phase of matter
    $400 29
In the 1930s Isamu Noguchi designed an early one of these for parents; the receiver was called "radio nurse"
    $400 26
The parents of Stan & Kyle on this show are named after the parents of their creators, Trey & Matt
    $400 27
Study all night for a test the next morning
    $800 9
Twice in the 1800s China & Britain went to war over this drug
    $800 21
Buck Mulligan, who routinely chides Stephen Dedalus in this novel, was based on James Joyce's pal Oliver St. John Gogarty
    $800 24
Leptons & quarks are these basic particles that don't seem to be made up of smaller units of matter--it's...
    $800 23
In 1894 this American known for his Art Nouveau lamps created an iridescent glass he called Favril
    $800 18
This host of "Full Frontal" was once part of an all-female sketch comedy troupe called the Atomic Fireballs
    $800 22
In an idiom it precedes "and proper"
    $1200 5
Between the Franco-Prussian War & WWI France went through a period of peace & prosperity called this, French for "beautiful era"
    $1200 15
Neal Cassady was called the "Adonis of Denver" by Allen Ginsberg & was the model for Dean Moriarty in this novel
    $1200 12
In 1905 this first version of the theory of relativity postulated that matter & energy can be converted into each other
    $1200 7
The National Company made the instruments he sings about in "Graceland"--"The Mississippi Delta was shining like National guitar"
    $1200 10
Betty White & Estelle Getty received Emmy nominations all 7 seasons this show was on the air
    $1200 19
It's what a British nanny pushes the baby in
    $1600 3
On November 9, 1918, Philipp Scheidemann proclaimed this new German republic; he later became its first chancellor
    DD: $4,800 2
Leon Rom, a leader of King Leopold's Congo death squad, is thought by some to have inspired this 1902 Joseph Conrad character
    DD: $10,000 13
All matter shares this physical property that keeps it from responding instantly to any attempt to change its state of motion
    $1600 6
The opening sequence for "Mystery!" on PBS was based on the work of this American illustrator of the appalling fates of children
    $1600 1
This '70s show was inspired by a New York Magazine article about workers on the night shift at a cab company
    $1600 17
It can be a small amount of alcohol, or 1/8 of a fluid ounce
    $2000 4
As a result of the Mau Mau movement against colonial rule, a state of emergency was called in this country in 1952
    $2000 14
Samuel Clemens' own sweetheart Laura Hawkins was the inspiration for this "Tom Sawyer" character
    $2000 20
Found in 2012, it's been called the "God particle" because its discovery was thought to be key to understanding the structure of matter
    $2000 8
Two-word phrase for the color & the resinous material seen here; both words contain the same 3-letter sequence
    $2000 11
This comedian made a huge Emmy debut in 2017, with acting, writing & directing nominations for "Atlanta"
    $2000 16
This city north of Provo was named for the president of the Salt Lake & Utah Railroad

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Paula Christopher
$33,200 $3,000 $13,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

LANDMARKS
96 miles in total during its 3-decade existence, the most well-known part of this was about the same length as an Olympic marathon

Final scores:

Matt Paula Christopher
$36,200 $1 $8,800
26-day champion: $929,401 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Matt Paula Christopher
$29,600 $3,000 $13,800
32 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
8 R,
2 W
17 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $46,400

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