Responses for show #6299 - Thursday, January 26, 2012

Contestants

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Brendan Graham, a soldier and a physician from San Antonio, Texas

Rhonda Hammons, a former video store owner from Winnsboro, Louisiana

Taylor Cope, a financial analyst from Chicago, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $28,000)

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Jeopardy! Round responses

FAMOUS FIRSTS
APPLIANCES
BIBLICAL GEOGRAPHY
RETRONYMS
SPORTS BY MOVIE
USS IWO JIMA
    $200 1
a Christmas tree

Rhonda
    $200 4
a dryer

Brendan
    $200 7
Egypt

Brendan
    $200 23
(Brendan: What is a back slash?)

the fore-slash (forward slash)

TaylorBrendan
    $200 8
baseball

Taylor
    $200 18
Haiti

Brendan
    $1,000 2
a filibuster

Rhonda
    $400 13
a vacuum cleaner

Rhonda
    $400 17
the Dead Sea

Brendan
    $400 24
snail mail

Taylor
    $400 9
basketball

Taylor
    $400 19
the Falklands

Brendan
    $600 3
(Brendan: What is, uh, football? Or what is television, I'm sorry?)

instant replay

RhondaBrendan
    $600 14
a toaster

Rhonda
    $600 28
Jericho

Rhonda
    $600 25
(Brendan: What is daylight spending?)

standard time

Brendan
Triple Stumper
    $600 10
NASCAR auto racing

Brendan
    $600 20
(Alex: You found your, uh, category, it seems. Go again. [Chuckles])
(Brendan: My compatriots in the Navy would be proud.)

Monrovia

Brendan
    $800 5
Diners Club

Rhonda
    $800 15
a juicer

Taylor
    $800 29
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

Jerusalem

Taylor
    $800 26
a propeller aircraft

Brendan
    $800 11
high school football

Brendan
    $800 21
Operation Desert Storm

Taylor
    $1000 6
a singing telegram

Rhonda
    $1000 16
Freon

Rhonda
    $1000 27
a pocket watch

Brendan
    $1000 12
ice hockey

Taylor
    $1000 22
(Chester) Nimitz

Taylor

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

Taylor Rhonda Brendan
$2,400 $4,600 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Taylor Rhonda Brendan
$5,600 $6,200 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

A REAL RHODES SCHOLAR
MARVEL-OUS
AUTHORS' RHYME TIME
ANIMALS IN THE NEWS
BAVARIA
SOUNDS LIKE A LANGUAGE
(Alex: Each correct response will end in -I-S-H.)
    $400 26
(Alex: Yes, with a minute to go.)

Bill Clinton

Brendan
    $400 6
Stan Lee

Taylor
    $400 21
Toni's cronies

Taylor
    $400 15
bedbugs

Rhonda
    $400 1
beer

Taylor
    $400 11
tarnish

Taylor
    $800 27
Clark

Brendan
    $800 7
(Brendan: Who is Henry VIII?)
(Rhonda: Who is James I?)

Queen Elizabeth I

RhondaBrendan
Triple Stumper
    $800 22
Clive's hives

Brendan
    $800 16
the Bronx Zoo

Taylor
    $800 2
Napoleon

Brendan
    $800 12
(Taylor: What is finish?)
[Taylor's response was initially accepted but the ruling was reversed when Brendan found the second daily double at clue 28. Taylor was not penalized.]

photo-finish

Triple Stumper
    $1200 8
Daredevil

Taylor
    $1200 23
Fleming's lemmings

Triple Stumper
    $1200 17
an octopus

Taylor
    $1200 3
(Richard) Wagner

Brendan
    $1200 13
blemish

Taylor
    $1600 29
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

Rachel Maddow

Triple Stumper
    $1600 9
(Rhonda: Who is Xena?)

Red Sonja

Rhonda
Triple Stumper
    $1600 24
Welty's shelties

Brendan
    $1600 18
Tasmanian devils

Brendan
    $1600 4
Bavarian Motor Works (BMW)

Brendan
    $1600 14
a whirling dervish

Rhonda
    $2,400 28
Fulbright

Brendan
    $2000 10
Doctor Strange

Triple Stumper
    $2000 25
Leo's Geos

Taylor
    $2000 19
(Brendan: What is tuna?)

salmon

Brendan
Triple Stumper
    $2,600 5
a passion play

Brendan
    $2000 20
(Taylor: What is diminish?)

impoverish

Taylor
Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Taylor Rhonda Brendan
$11,600 $5,800 $14,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

HEALTH MATTERS
RhondaWhat is a brain freeze?
$2,800
TaylorWhat is "Brain Freeze"
$8,401
BrendanWhat is a brain Freeze
$11,601
brain freeze

Final scores:

Taylor Rhonda Brendan
$20,001 $8,600 $26,401
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $26,401

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Taylor Rhonda Brendan
$11,600 $5,200 $13,800
18 R,
1 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W

Combined Coryat: $30,600

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