Responses for show #5551 - Monday, October 27, 2008

Contestants

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Randy Gold, a systems analyst and volunteer from Sherman Oaks, California

Debra Johnson, a voice teacher from San Antonio, Texas

Mathew Safer, a transportation planner from South Orange, New Jersey (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,201)

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Jeopardy! Round responses

LET'S HAVE A DRINK... OF WATER
SPORTS: 1948
HEY, KIDS! LET'S LEARN THE ALPHABET!
POPE-POURRI
CHEESY COUNTRIES
(Alex: You have to identify the country.)
GET YOUR GHOST
    $200 12
the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

Mathew
    $200 8
the Indians

Mathew
    $200 6
Xerox

Randy
    $200 26
Benedict (XVI)

Debra
    $200 1
(Debra: What is Spain?)

Mexico

MathewDebra
    $200 21
headless

Randy
    $400 16
oxygen

Randy
    $400 9
(Randy: What is volleyball?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)

beach volleyball

Randy
    $400 7
honest

Randy
    $400 27
John Paul II

Randy
    $400 2
Italy

Mathew
    $400 22
a mirror

Randy
    $600 17
Perrier

Randy
    $600 10
college basketball

Randy
    $600 14
knead

Randy
    $600 28
Innocent

Debra
    $600 3
the Netherlands

Mathew
    $600 23
London

Debra
    $1,500 18
fluoridation

Randy
    $800 11
the Cotton Bowl

Debra
    $800 15
(Mathew: What is elegy?)

eulogy

MathewRandy
    $800 29
Leo

Randy
    $800 4
Poland

Mathew
    $800 24
the Phantom of the Opera

Mathew
    $1000 19
an aquifer

Mathew
    $1000 13
(Alex: That was the famous and very
talented [*].)

Pancho Gonzales

Triple Stumper
    $1000 20
(Mathew: What is granite?)

gneiss

Mathew
Triple Stumper
    $1000 30
Paul VI (or John XXIII)

Randy
    $1000 5
[Applause for Mathew's run of the category]
(Alex: Hey, you know your cheeses, and you have $3,000, as a result. Now you have to eat something else.)

Greece

Mathew
    $1000 25
John Tyler

Mathew

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

Mathew Debra Randy
$2,600 $600 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mathew Debra Randy
$4,400 $2,000 $8,300

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

A BOOK OF POEMS
(Alex: Next, you have to name the movie in...)
MOVIES ON MY TiVo DVR
POLITICS
TIBET YOUR LIFE
GANDHI, FDR OR CHURCHILL
"E"ASY DOES IT
    $400 1
Spoon River Anthology

Randy
    $400 7
It's a Wonderful Life

Randy
    $400 18
Illinois

Mathew
    $400 5
Lhasa

Mathew
    $400 11
Churchill

Randy
    $400 23
extraterrestrial

Randy
    $800 2
a rubaiyat

Randy
    $800 8
(Alex: And that movie, a recent big hit, [*].)

No Country for Old Men

Triple Stumper
    $4,000 19
a keynote

Mathew
    $800 6
Buddhism

Debra
    $800 12
Gandhi

Debra
    $800 24
(Mathew: What is...?)

an executor

MathewRandy
    $1200 3
Robert Frost

Debra
    $1200 9
(Randy: What is The Odd Couple?)
(Mathew: What is Grumpy Old Men?)

The Apartment

MathewDebraRandy
    $1200 20
a blog

Randy
    $1200 14
the Mekong

Randy
    $1200 13
(Randy: Who is Gandhi?)

Churchill

MathewRandy
    $1200 25
the Enterprise

Randy
    $1600 4
Songs of Innocence

Mathew
    $1600 10
Strangers on a Train

Triple Stumper
    $1600 21
an entitlement

Randy
    $1600 16
(Debra: What is Punjab?)

Kashmir

MathewDebra
    $1600 28
Gandhi

Mathew
    $1600 26
(Ole) Evinrude

Randy
    $2000 30
(Debra: What are The Flowers of Illness?)

The Flowers of Evil

Debra
Triple Stumper
    $2000 15
The Deep

Randy
    $2000 22
(Alex: And we want to thank the folks over at CNN for helping us with our clues once again.)

gerrymandering

Randy
    $3,000 17
(Mathew: Let's bet $3,000.)
(Alex: Why is it "let's"? I'm not with you in this, you know? You're--you're on your own.)
[Laughter]

the Panchen Lama

Mathew
    $2000 29
FDR

Debra
    $2000 27
embouchure

Debra

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mathew Debra Randy
$16,200 $6,400 $19,900

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

INTERNATIONAL MOTORING
DebraWhat is Australia?
$1,000
MathewWhat is Australia?
$3,300
RandyWhat is Canada Japan?
$12,501
Australia

Final scores:

Mathew Debra Randy
$19,500 $7,400 $7,399
2-day champion: $44,701 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Mathew Debra Randy
$12,000 $6,400 $19,200
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
10 R,
3 W
27 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $37,600

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