Responses for show #8190 - Friday, March 27, 2020

Contestants

Khalilah Walters, an attorney from Danville, Virginia

Matt Steen, an account coordinator from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Susan Alden, a fundraising researcher from San Francisco, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $7,999)

Jeopardy! Round responses

150 YEARS OF NATURE
DEMOGRAPHY
ORDINAL TERMS
HERE'S THE WINDUP
AND THE PITCH
IT'S A STRIKE
    $200 1
Hobbits

Matt
    $200 26
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

the birth rate

Khalilah
    $200 20
first ladies

Matt
    $200 5
(Susan: What is a [*]?)
[Susan's response was ruled incorrect and the decision was reversed after the break.]

braids (*a bun)

SusanMatt
    $200 9
a fastball

Susan
    $200 4
rice

Susan
    $400 2
x-rays

Khalilah
    $400 25
(Susan: What is the 49th--the [*]?)
[Alex: [Chuckles] Good thing you changed your mind on that one.]

the 50th state

Susan
    $400 10
a spitball

Susan
    $400 16
Labor Day

Matt
    $600 3
fingerprints

Susan
    $1,600 21
(Matt: What is Generation Z?)

Generation Y

Matt
    $600 19
the 19th hole

Susan
    $600 6
(Matt: What's a spiral staircase?)

labyrinthine

Matt
Triple Stumper
    $600 11
a screwball

Matt
    $600 17
Coolidge

Matt
    $800 7
(Susan: What is New York?)
(Matt: What is Pennsylvania?)

Virginia

SusanMattKhalilah
    $800 14
(Khalilah: What is Nordstrom?)

Saks Fifth Avenue

MattKhalilah
    $800 12
the slider

Triple Stumper
    $800 18
Solidarity

Khalilah
    $1000 22
(Khalilah: What is a gene?)
...
(Alex: Less than a minute now.)

DNA

Khalilah
Triple Stumper
    $1000 8
assimilation

Susan
    $1000 15
A Fourth Grade Nothing

Susan
    $1000 24
a nautilus

Susan
    $1000 13
the change-up

Triple Stumper
    $1000 23
Andrew Carnegie

Triple Stumper

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

Susan Matt Khalilah
$2,800 $400 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Susan Matt Khalilah
$4,800 $0 $400

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

STARRING THE SAN DIEGO ZOO
LATIN PHRASES
OPERA
THE "GENERAL" ECONOMY
STATE CAPITALS
AUTHOR FILL-INS
    $400 22
alma mater

Susan
    $400 24
The Barber of Seville

Khalilah
    $400 25
General Electric

Matt
    $400 17
South Carolina

Khalilah
    $400 21
(Susan: Who is James Val?)

James Joyce

Susan
Triple Stumper
    $800 8
deus ex machina

Susan
    $800 23
(Alex: Yes, less than a minute now.)

Carmen

Susan
    $800 13
General Mills

Matt
    $2,000 4
(Khalilah: What is New Mexico?)
...
(Khalilah: Oh, God. [Sputters and throws up hands])
(Alex: [*] is the state.)
(Khalilah: Oh, God.)
(Alex: Yes, He's there too.)
[Laughter]

California

Khalilah
    $800 18
Sinclair Lewis

Khalilah
    $1200 27
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

Animal Planet

Susan
    $1200 7
caveat emptor

Khalilah
    $1200 11
Verdi

Matt
    $1200 12
General Motors

Matt
    $1200 1
Pierre

Matt
    $1200 16
(Susan: What is Irving?)
(Alex: Need the full name.)

Washington Irving

SusanMatt
    $1600 26
Citizen Kane

Matt
    $1600 6
(Khalilah: What is "Veddi, vinna"--"Veni, vidi, vinci"?)
(Susan: What is "Veni, vidi, vinci"?)
(Khalilah: That's what I said.)
(Alex: And it's just as wrong for Susan as it was for you.)
[Laughter]
(Alex: Because both of you added an "N". You put "vinci" instead of [*].)

"Veni, vidi, vici"

SusanKhalilah
Triple Stumper
    $1600 10
Pavarotti

Khalilah
    $1600 14
(Khalilah: What is nutrition?)
(Alex: No.)
(Khalilah: What is [*]?)
...
(Alex: You didn't say it in time, Khalilah, sorry.)

General Nutrition

MattKhalilah
    $1600 2
(Susan: What is Detroit?)
(Matt: What is East Lansing?)

Lansing

SusanMattKhalilah
    $1600 19
Dick Francis

Khalilah
    $2,000 5
(Khalilah: [Before she wagers] This is a disaster.)
...
[Khalilah gestures triumphantly while Alex reads the clue.]

Sic semper tyrannis

Khalilah
    $2000 9
Wagner

Khalilah
    $2000 15
General Dynamics

Triple Stumper
    $2000 3
(Matt: What is Burlington North Santa Fe?)
(Susan: What is BNSF?)

the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe

SusanMatt
Triple Stumper
    $2000 20
Harper Lee

Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Susan Matt Khalilah
$1,200 $5,600 $6,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY
[Khalilah shimmies in celebration as Alex goes to her.]
[Laughter]
(Alex: I bet you she didn't write Eisenhower.)
SusanWho was Eisenhower
$1,200
MattWho is Eisenhower
$5,600
KhalilahWho is Truman FDR
$4,401
Harry Truman

Final scores:

Susan Matt Khalilah
$0 $0 $2,399
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $2,399

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Susan Matt Khalilah
$1,200 $7,200 $8,800
14 R,
6 W
15 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $17,200

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