Responses for show #4574 - Thursday, June 24, 2004

Ken Jennings game 17.

Contestants

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Miriam Bamberger, an executive coach and author from Washington, D.C.

Bryan Givens, a history lecturer originally from Dallas, Texas

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 16-day cash winnings total $512,959)

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Jeopardy! Round responses

KINGS & THEIR CASTLES
THE EMMYS
WEIRD & WONDERFUL GUINNESS RECORDS
KIDDY LIT
LUCKY SEVEN
"HAT" CHECK
    $200 21
(Ken: What is Sweden?)

Denmark

KenBryan
    $200 6
Valerie Harper

Ken
    $200 26
barf bags

Ken
    $200 1
(Robert Louis) Stevenson

Ken
    $200 16
Libra

Ken
    $200 11
the Hatfields

Ken
    $400 22
Windsor Castle

Ken
    $400 7
Ed Asner

Ken
    $400 27
"do not disturb" signs

Miriam
    $400 2
(Hans Christian) Andersen

Bryan
    $400 17
baptism

Bryan
    $400 12
Hattie

Bryan
    $600 23
Scotland

Ken
    $600 8
Ted Knight

Ken
    $600 28
best man

Ken
    $600 3
flamingos

Miriam
    $600 18
the Dance of the Seven Veils

Ken
    $600 13
Hatteras

Ken
    $800 24
(Miriam: What is Spain?)
...
(Alex: [To Bryan: Did you visit this one?)
(Bryan: No.)

Portugal

BryanMiriam
    $800 9
Cloris Leachman

Miriam
    $800 29
her fingernails

Ken
    $800 4
(Ian) Fleming

Ken
    $800 19
a heptagon

Ken
    $800 14
a hatchback

Ken
    $2,200 25
Ludwig II of Bavaria

Bryan
    $1000 10
Betty White

Miriam
    $1000 30
(Ken: What are each other's laps?)

whoopee cushions

KenMiriam
    $1000 5
the Cabbage Patch

Triple Stumper
    $1000 20
the Chicago Seven

Ken
    $1000 15
hatha

Miriam

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

Ken Bryan Miriam
$3,800 $800 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Bryan Miriam
$7,800 $4,400 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

NEW YORK GOVERNORS
THEATRE CROSSWORD CLUES "M"
GRADUATE SCHOOL
CONTINENTS BY VOLCANO
FAMOUS MEN
3-LETTER PALINDROMES
    $400 26
(Nelson) Rockefeller

Ken
    $400 1
"Memory"

Ken
    $400 21
grading

Ken
    $400 11
Asia

Ken
    $400 13
Wyatt Earp

Ken
    $400 6
a pup

Ken
    $1,801 29
(Alex: Sure, you smile.)
(Ken: I skipped it.)
(Alex: You have $33,200. Shall I write down here, unbeknownst to anybody, what I think you're going to wager?)
(Ken: I'm gonna guess--)
(Alex: Or you'll surprise us?)
(Ken: I'm gonna guess $18... I'm gonna wager $1,801, Alex.)
(Alex: You're gonna mess with our computer, aren't you?)
...
(Ken: Who is George Dewey?)
(Alex: No.)
(Ken: Oooh!)
(Alex: George Dewey was the philosopher. [*]--)
(Ken: Oh, Thomas...)
(Alex: --was the politician.)
[Alex corrects his "correction" before Final Jeopardy!--George Dewey was an admiral; John Dewey was a philosopher.]

Thomas Dewey

Ken
    $800 2
a matchmaker

Ken
    $800 22
Columbia

Ken
    $800 12
Europe

Bryan
    $800 17
(Ken: Ooh. Who is Wynton?)

Branford

KenMiriam
    $800 7
eve

Bryan
    $1200 27
(Grover) Cleveland

Ken
    $1200 3
Moscow

Ken
    $2,600 23
philosophy

Ken
    $1200 14
Africa

Ken
    $1200 18
(Alex: And that man
was Francesco Scavullo. Photographed some beautiful women.)

Francesco Scavullo

Triple Stumper
    $1200 8
Mom

Bryan
    $1600 28
(William) Seward

Ken
    $1600 4
Merrick

Ken
    $1600 24
Government

Miriam
    $1600 15
Antarctica

Ken
    $1600 19
(Charles) Ebbets

Ken
    $1600 9
pap

Ken
    $2000 30
John Jay

Ken
    $2000 5
[Applause for Ken's run of the category]

Menelaus

Ken
    $2000 25
Germany

Triple Stumper
    $2000 16
(Alex: You are right. And you knew your volcanoes.)

North America

Ken
    $2000 20
(Ray) Bradbury

Ken
    $2000 10
Ubu

Ken

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Bryan Miriam
$33,399 $7,200 $6,400
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

FILMS OF THE '70s
(Alex: Let's go to Ken Jennings. Has a list of 2,000 of his favorite films, and I bet you this movie is one of them. Did he come up with the correct one? [*]. That is right. Before we reveal your wager, I have said many times, the one-day record is $52,000. Bryan had $7,200. The most he could have gotten was $14,400. You had a lot of money to play with. What was your wager? $6,601. You're gonna nickel and dime us to death, aren't you?)
MiriamWhat is ?
$3,000
BryanWhat is Halloween?
$5,800
KenWhat is The Exorcist?
$6,601
The Exorcist

Final scores:

Ken Bryan Miriam
$40,000 $1,400 $3,400
17-day champion: $552,959 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Ken Bryan Miriam
$33,800 $6,000 $6,400
39 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
8 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $46,200

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