Responses for show #4798 - Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Contestants

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John Smith, a freelance writer from Los Angeles, California

Missy Carlson, a teacher and a speech coach from Naperville, Illinois

Ben Nuckols, a journalist from Baltimore, Maryland (whose 1-day cash winnings total $13,200)

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Jeopardy! Round responses

THE DREADED OPERA CATEGORY
CELEBRITY RHYME TIME
DO US A FLAVOR
CHURCHES
WORLD FLAGS
THE DREADED OPRAH CATEGORY
    $200 7
a village

Ben
    $200 2
Lisa's Visas

Ben
    $200 25
saffron

Missy
    $200 21
the steeple

John
    $200 12
the Pacific

Missy
    $200 1
(Ben: What is Oprah's Favorite Things?)

Oprah's Book Club

Ben
Triple Stumper
    $400 8
Acts

John
    $400 3
Tori's stories

Missy
    $400 26
(John: What is turmeric?)

dill

John
Triple Stumper
    $400 22
gospel

John
    $400 17
red

Ben
    $400 13
a boot camp

John
    $600 9
La bohème

Ben
    $600 4
Russell's bustles

Missy
    $600 27
basil

John
    $600 23
silver

Ben
    $600 18
Buddhism

Ben
    $600 14
Stedman Graham

Ben
    $200 10
(Alex: It's early in the game. You have $1800. You can risk any or all of it.)
(Ben: $200.)
(Alex: Ah, you like opera.)
(Ben: Very much.)
(Alex: We wrote this category especially for you. THE DREADED OPERA CATEGORY.)
...
(Ben: I'm sorry...)
(Alex: Gerswhin's opera is Porgy & [*]. She originated the role of [*].)

Bess

Ben
    $800 5
Ruth's booths

John
    $800 29
vanilla

Missy
    $800 24
(John: What is the National Cathedral?)
...
(Alex: In Boston, correct.)

the Old North Church

MissyJohn
    $800 19
(Missy: What is Germany?)

the Czech Republic

Missy
Triple Stumper
    $800 15
(John: What is University of Illinois?)

Northwestern University

MissyJohn
    $1000 11
Mélisande

Triple Stumper
    $1000 6
Britney's jitneys

Ben
    $1000 30
cumin

Triple Stumper
    $1000 28
(Alex: The famous Sancta Sophia is in [*].)

Istanbul

Triple Stumper
    $1000 20
Cuba

John
    $1000 16
Oxygen

Ben

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

Ben Missy John
$3,200 $2,000 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Missy John
$4,800 $3,000 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

IT HAPPENED IN '05
(Alex: ...but not in 2005.)
Q BUT NOT U
VACATION POSSIBILITIES
GIMME MY HUNCHBACK
PREHISTORIC CRITTERS
"AS" YOU LIKE IT
    $400 1
Don Quixote

Ben
    $400 14
Q-tip

Ben
    $400 3
license plates

Ben
    $400 17
Quasimodo

Ben
    $400 26
fly

John
    $400 9
asbestos

John
    $800 2
(John: What is Oxford?)

Cambridge

MissyJohn
    $800 18
(Missy: What are frequently asked questions... F-A-Q sheets?)
[NOTE: FAQ is properly pronounced like "fakk". Missy's first response of "frequently asked questions" would not have been acceptable as it didn't fit the category.]

FAQ

Missy
    $800 4
a dude ranch

Missy
    $800 22
(Alex: "EYE-gor" is the way he liked to be called!)

Igor

Missy
    $800 28
(Missy: What is direction?)

body temperature

Missy
Triple Stumper
    $800 12
asthma

Missy
    $1200 8
Scotland

Missy
    $1200 19
the q.t.

Ben
    $1200 5
(Alex: Following the same route he did.)

the Footsteps

Triple Stumper
    $1200 23
Aesop

Triple Stumper
    $1200 29
(John: What is teeth?)

jaws

John
Triple Stumper
    $1200 13
an ascot

John
    $1600 10
Guy Fawkes

Missy
    $1600 20
QED

Triple Stumper
    $1600 6
(Ben: What are trenches?)

World War I battlefields

BenJohn
    $1,800 24
Richard III

Missy
    $1600 27
a crocodile

Triple Stumper
    $1600 15
an aspect ratio

Ben
    $2000 11
the Vulgate

Triple Stumper
    $2000 21
Qatar

Ben
    $2000 7
Aspen

Ben
    $2000 25
(John: [Shakes head] Don't know.)
(Alex: Oh, that's too bad.)

Rigoletto

MissyJohn
    $2,000 30
(Alex: And the final clue is yours, John. You can get out of the hole and stick around for Final Jeopardy!)
...
(John: [Smiles and chuckles] I have no idea.)
(Alex: It doesn't have to end in "-don", but it would help, so it's a [*]. [*].)

mastodon

John
    $2000 16
(John: What is ashran?)
[Initially credited as correct; reversed before Daily Double at clue 24]

an ashram

John
Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Missy John
$11,600 $12,800 -$2,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

20th CENTURY ATHLETES
(Alex: [To Missy] Good for you! I'm so glad that somebody got this. I thought this was a particularly difficult clue!)
BenWho is Babe Didridkson
$11,600
MissyWho is Sonia Henie?
$10,500
Sonja Henie

Final scores:

Ben Missy John
$0 $23,300 -$2,600
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $23,300 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Ben Missy John
$11,800 $12,600 -$600
17 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
11 R,
8 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $23,800

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