Responses for show #5548 - Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Contestants

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Margaret Seiler, a freelance copy editor and movie theater manager from Portland, Oregon

Alex Harriger, a security officer from Kansas City, Missouri

Mike Maheu, a high school teacher from San Diego, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $30,393)

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Jeopardy! Round responses

CHURCHILLIAN PONDERINGS
ANIMAL COMMON BONDS
PUT 'EM IN ORDER
(Alex: Chronological order.)
"P"s TIME
MOTORIN'
WHAT'S YOUR PRICE FOR FLIGHT?
    $200 1
V

Mike
    $200 12
rabbits

Mike
    $200 21
Virginia, Florida, Nebraska

Margaret
    $200 6
Peter Piper

Mike
    $200 11
Mario Andretti

Margaret
    $200 26
United

Alex
    $400 2
(Alex Harriger: What is the U.S.?)

the Soviet Union (Russia)

MikeAlex
    $400 13
monkeys

Alex
    $400 22
Moses, Buddha, Jesus

Alex
    $400 7
procrastinate (or postpone)

Alex
    $400 14
Le Mans

Alex
    $400 27
Aloha

Mike
    $600 3
blood, sweat & tears

Alex
    $600 18
crab

Mike
    $600 23
(Margaret: What are barbed wire, chewing gum, air conditioning?)

chewing gum, barbed wire, air conditioning

MikeMargaret
    $600 8
plump

Margaret
    $600 15
Richard Petty

Alex
    $600 28
Qantas

Margaret
    $800 4
Mussolini

Mike
    $800 19
bats

Alex
    $800 24
(Alex Harriger: What is London, Paris, New York City?)

Paris, London, New York City

MikeAlex
    $800 9
the prodigal son

Alex
    $800 16
(Helio) Castroneves

Mike
    $800 29
Virgin

Margaret
    $1,400 5
Dunkirk

Mike
    $1000 20
bears

Mike
    $1000 25
(Alex Harriger: What is The Great Gatsby, East of Eden, Gone with the Wind?)
(Mike: What is East of Eden, The Great Gatsby and Gone with the Wind?)

The Great Gatsby, Gone with the Wind, East of Eden

MikeAlexMargaret
    $1000 10
paces

Alex
    $1000 17
(Alex Harriger: Who's Jimmie Johnson?)
(Mike: Who's Dale Earnhardt?)

Darrell Waltrip

MikeAlex
Triple Stumper
    $1000 30
KLM

Mike

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

Mike Alex Margaret
$4,000 $3,800 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Alex Margaret
$6,400 $2,400 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

GERMAN COMPOSERS
HIGHER CELEBRITY EDUCATION
COMPLETES THE PLAY TITLE
LET'S THAI ONE ON
VOWEL HAPPY
OYSTERS
(Sarah: ...a taste of the ocean in New York City at the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Terminal.)
    $400 1
Beethoven

Alex
    $400 3
Art Garfunkel

Alex
    $400 8
are Dead

Mike
    $400 18
Bangkok

Margaret
    $400 13
aerie

Mike
    $400 26
on the half shell

Alex
    $800 2
Handel

Mike
    $800 4
The Addams Family

Mike
    $800 9
(Mike: Who is Godot?)
(Alex Harriger: Who is Guffman?)
...
(Alex Trebek: Godot was Beckett. [*] was Clifford Odets.)

Lefty

MikeAlex
Triple Stumper
    $1,000 19
(Margaret: Um, what is... monkey?)

white elephant

Margaret
    $800 14
buoy

Alex
    $800 27
Oysters Rockefeller

Mike
    $1200 23
(Richard) Wagner

Mike
    $1200 5
Queen

Alex
    $1200 10
Stairs

Mike
    $1200 20
the land of the free

Mike
    $1200 15
(Alex Trebek: Right, eight vowels there.)

onomatopoeia

Mike
    $1200 28
(Alex Trebek: These oysters are starting to look very good.)

months with R's in them

Mike
    $1600 24
Johann Sebastian Bach

Triple Stumper
    $1600 6
Huey Lewis

Alex
    $1600 11
(Alex Harriger: Psycho. What is Psycho?)
(Mike: What is Beauty?)

Buffalo

MikeAlex
Triple Stumper
    $1600 21
the Malay Peninsula

Alex
    $1,263 16
(Alex Trebek: That's it. An [*] solution.)

aqueous

Mike
    $1600 29
Bloody Mary mix

Alex
    $2000 25
Richard Strauss

Triple Stumper
    $2000 7
(Alex: Who is Seth Rogen?)

James Franco

AlexMargaret
    $2000 12
(Alex Harriger: What is Calcutta?)
...
(Alex Trebek: It's Ah, [*]! It was Oh! Calcutta!)

Wilderness

Alex
Triple Stumper
    $2000 22
wat

Alex
    $2000 17
diminish

Mike
    $2000 30
Blue Point

Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Alex Margaret
$16,463 $6,000 $4,200
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

THE EMMY AWARDS
(Alex: A marvelous character who hated "spunk".)
MargaretWho is Kelsey Grammer
$1,801
AlexWho is Ed Asner?
$5,899
MikeWho is Alan Alda?
$614
Ed Asner

Final scores:

Mike Alex Margaret
$15,849 $11,899 $2,399
2-day champion: $46,242 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Mike Alex Margaret
$16,400 $6,000 $5,200
25 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
19 R,
8 W
8 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $27,600

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