Show #8485 - Friday, October 8, 2021

Matt Amodio game 38.
Last game with Mike Richards as executive producer & writer.

Contestants

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Max Godnick, a producer originally from New York, New York

Claire Lyon, an engineer originally from Ashland, Kentucky

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 37-day cash winnings total $1,467,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

OCTOBER
TALES OF HORROR
SURVIVING PROHIBITION
WE LOOK DOWN ON THAT STATE
ACTOR-MOGULS
4,4
(Mayim: The responses are two 4-letter words.)
    $200 22
An important October campaign is this disease awareness month with fundraisers & other pink-themed events
    $200 29
The kids of Kettle Springs are menaced not by "Scarecrow in a Cornfield" but worse, this smiley creature "In a Cornfield"
    $200 28
Many breweries tried making this rhyming product, like Schlitz Famo, with less than .5% alcohol content
    $200 27
Utah sits directly atop this state
    $200 20
Co-created by this actress, MTM ruled the tube with shows like "Hill Street Blues" & "Newhart"
    $200 30
The fur of this wild canine seen here can be brownish, but it can also be indicative of its name
    $400 21
Test your "metal" in the world championship of this mega-endurance event held in October in Hawaii
    $400 23
"Horror" is in the title of this book in which the Lutz family learned that, sometimes, buying a murder home isn't worth it
    $400 24
Unable to brew, Pabst started making Pabst-ett, a Velveeta-like cheese; eventually this competitor sued
    $400 25
Vermont is north of the western part of this state
    $400 19
Will Ferrell co-created this website where people could vote whether video clips were humorous or not
    $400 26
A great American tradition: throw some clothes in the Chevelle, crank some tunes & go off on this, also a 2000 film
    $600 16
The second Monday in October is celebrated as this day in Canada; ours comes a few weeks later
    $600 17
It's the title vocation of Herbert West in a 1922 H.P. Lovecraft tale, & he needs fresh corpses to do it to
    $600 14
In 1925 this Milwaukee family couldn't sell its brewery but was living the "High Life" after Prohibition ended
    $600 15
A big chunk of South Dakota is upstairs from it
    $600 9
If you love the TV shows "Mannix" & "Mission: Impossible", thank this comedic actress & her Desilu Studios for producing them
    $600 18
Similar to seltzer, it's carbonated water used as a mixer
    $800 13
Gandhi's birthday, October 2 is observed as the international day of this philosophy of his, also known as Satyagraha
    $800 12
Luke is the future heir of this Shirley Jackson title place; sadly for Luke, that title includes "The Haunting of..."
    $800 8
This brewery bought a Colorado ceramics company & sold porcelain under the brand name; the ceramics co. is worth billions today
    $800 11
Most of Virginia's southern border lies along this state
    $800 6
Happy Madison, Adam Sandler's production company, combines these 2 Sandler movie titles
    $800 10
If you can easily determine someone's feelings, you can read him or her like this
    DD: $2,000 3
In Catholic tradition, October is the month to celebrate this set of prayers recited with an accompanying physical aid
    $1000 2
Malorie takes her kids on a terrifying, blindfolded river trip in this Josh Malerman novel
    $1000 1
Many breweries struggled but got by selling beer ingredients like syrup made from this, sprouted barley grains
    $1000 4
Kansas is directly north of this state
    $1000 5
Said about this studio founded by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford & others: "Lunatics have taken charge of the asylum"
    $1000 7
"If winter comes, can spring be far behind?", asks Shelley's "Ode to" this

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

Matt Claire Max
$11,000 -$200 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Claire Max
$14,200 $0 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE GRAND OLE OPERA HOUSE
NOT YOUR AVERAGE GEMSTONE!
PARDON MY FRENCHMAN
THE FLYING...
TECHNOLOGY
I'D LIKE A WORD WITH "U"
(Mayim: A word that starts with "U", actually.)
    $400 25
In 1892 Buenos Aires & Bogota both hoped to open new opera houses named for this explorer; only Bogota's was inaugurated on time
    $400 30
Blue topaz is often created by exposing it to this--the gamma type works especially well
    $400 28
President Émile Loubet pardoned this wrongly accused Jewish military officer in September 1899
    $400 27
The flying wedge was first used in this sport by Harvard in 1892 but became illegal due to players being brutalized
    $400 20
The 2 gases that make up the "plasma" in a plasma TV are usually these 2, Ne & Xe
    $400 29
From Latin for "further", it means deliberately hidden, like some motives
    $800 22
In addition to many operas, Paris' Palais Garnier hosted a very wicked villain in this 1910 Gaston Leroux novel
    $800 13
In 1976 a large ruby was carved into a 4-pound replica of this historic American object, crack & all
    $800 26
Pardoned in 1952, Henry Coston, one of these Nazi helpers, embarrassed France by living another 49 years
    $800 24
We're not sure if this Bullwinkle pal is biologically a flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus) or a regular gray squirrel who can fly
    $800 19
Jetronic increased power & mileage in 1967 as the first workable electronic system for this auto process, sending the gas to the engine
    $800 23
The Declaration of Independence says we all have certain these rights
    $1200 1
This opera house opened in Milan in 1778 with a performance of "Europa Recognized" by Salieri
    DD: $6,000 4
Dust & ash from a volcano in this state were used to create a new green type of gem called helenite
    $1200 21
Bernard Boursicot was pardoned in 1987, shortly before the debut of this play inspired by his affair with an opera singer/spy
    $1200 10
Known as "The Flying Tomato", this snowboarder won his first Olympic halfpipe gold in 2006
    $1200 18
Pumping is the process of raising electrons to a higher energy state when creating one of these beams
    $1200 9
This adjective comes from Latin for "navel"
    $1600 3
After World War I, upon the demise of this dynasty that ruled there, Vienna's Court Opera was renamed the State Opera
    $1600 2
This fossilized resin has one of the lowest densities among gems & it will often float in salt water
    $1600 15
In 1964 France amnestied many of those who had committed crimes in opposition to this African country's independence
    $1600 7
In 2005 she won a TV Land Award as "Favorite Airborne Character" for her 1960s work as "The Flying Nun"
    $1600 6
Elisha Otis' invention of the "safety" this led to its regular use for passengers
    $1600 8
It's what you call those dots over a German vowel
    $2000 5
In 1973 Prokofiev's "War and Peace" was the first opera performed at this opera house very far south of Russia
    $2000 12
Weighing in at 2.75 tons, the Empress of Uruguay is an almost 11-foot tall geode of this purple quartz
    $2000 14
Thanks to his sturdy cell, Ludger Sylbaris survived the 1902 volcanic ruin of Saint-Pierre on this Caribbean island & was later pardoned
    $2000 16
In song, "He floats through the air, with the greatest of ease, the daring young man on" this
    $2000 17
First patented in 1952, center pivot devices used for this agricultural task caused the green circles seen from planes
    DD: $2,000 11
This Japanese word for a type of flavor entered English in the early 1960s

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Claire Max
$43,800 $5,600 $7,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
British zoologist George Shaw looked for stitches when he first saw this mammal in 1799, thinking he was being tricked

Final scores:

Matt Claire Max
$50,800 $7,291 $3,999
38-day champion: $1,518,601 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Matt Claire Max
$38,000 $5,600 $7,600
40 R
(including 3 DDs),
0 W
7 R,
2 W
11 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $51,200

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