Responses for Show #4978 - Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Contestants

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Tom Ricketts, a chemical engineer from Halifax, Massachusetts

Melissa Ahart, a librarian originally from Oswego, New York

Kathy Lisiewicz, a project coordinator from Los Angeles, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,200)

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Jeopardy! Round responses

MONEY MATTERS
DOCUMENTARIES
GET TO THE POINT
FOREIGN WORDS & PHRASES
GUMFIGHT
AT THE OK. CHORALE
    $200 30
an individual retirement account

Kathy
    $200 15
Nanook

Melissa
    $200 4
(Alex: And I can't tell you how much fun Jon had recording that clue. I wish I could have done it.)

a lightsaber

Melissa
    $200 1
a bookstore

Melissa
    $200 17
the Sonicare

Melissa
    $200 22
"The 12 Days Of Christmas"

Melissa
    $400 14
Visa

Kathy
    $400 16
Apocalypse Now

Kathy
    $400 5
a barb

Melissa
    $400 2
handkerchief

Tom
    $400 18
plaque

Tom
    $400 23
(Tom: What are Katrina & Wilma?)

Katrina & Rita

KathyTom
    $600 13
Microsoft

Tom
    $600 27
Super Size Me

Tom
    $600 6
[By coincidence (or not so much), the 2006-04-12 "Zippy the Pinhead" comic featured Jeopardy!]

Zippy (the Pinhead)

Tom
    $600 3
(Tom: What is pluribus?)

hoi polloi

KathyTom
    $600 19
gingivitis

Tom
    $600 24
Mary

Melissa
    $800 12
a Pell grant

Melissa
    $800 28
Spellbound

Kathy
    $800 7
Jim Bowie

Kathy
    $800 9
zwei

Tom
    $800 20
impacted

Tom
    $800 25
West Side Story

Melissa
    $1000 11
junk

Tom
    $1000 29
(Alex: Great payoff on this--the other director was [*].)

Woody Allen

Triple Stumper
    $1000 8
an obelisk

Melissa
    $1,200 10
(Tom: What is margaritas before dinner?)

pearls before swine

Tom
    $1000 21
(Kathy: What is periodontis?)
(Alex: Yes. No?)

periodontal disease

KathyMelissa
    $1000 26
a requiem

Melissa

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

Kathy Melissa Tom
$2,200 $2,800 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kathy Melissa Tom
$2,600 $6,600 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE
NBA TEAMS' HOME ARENAS
DURING THE PIERCE ADMINISTRATION
BOOK TITLES
THE NEW YORK TIMES OP-ED PAGE
WEARABLE VOCABULARY
    $400 7
(Alex: Talking about Bohemian, we go to [*].)

Prague

Triple Stumper
    $400 26
the New York Knicks

Melissa
    $400 16
Japan

Tom
    $400 2
Malcolm X

Melissa
    $400 21
Giuliani

Kathy
    $400 1
ties

Kathy
    $800 8
Rococo

Melissa
    $800 27
(Kathy: Who are the... Lakers...)
...
(Alex: [*], [*]. We sometimes forget that you folks are mostly from out of town!)

the L.A. Lakers & Clippers

Kathy
Triple Stumper
    $800 17
Frederick Douglass

Kathy
    $800 3
Lightness of Being

Melissa
    $800 22
postpartum depression

Melissa
    $800 10
vest

Tom
    $1,200 9
(Melissa: What are the Florentines?)
(Alex: No, "society" was an important clue, part of the clue there--the [*]. So you are now at $7400, you have a $1,000 lead. Pick again.)

the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits)

Melissa
    $1200 28
the Boston Celtics

Tom
    $1,600 18
(Alex: You have not led in this game, if memory serves me correctly, but here's your chance.)

the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Kathy
    $1200 4
Screw

Tom
    $1200 23
(Joseph) Wilson

Tom
    $1200 11
PJs

Triple Stumper
    $1600 14
order

Triple Stumper
    $1600 29
(Alex: Famous for its roses, [*].)

the Portland Trail Blazers

Triple Stumper
    $1600 19
Gadsden

Tom
    $1600 5
Moses

Tom
    $1600 24
(Alex: Yes, with a minute to go.)

Maureen Dowd

Tom
    $1600 12
belt

Tom
    $2000 15
Moorish

Kathy
    $2000 30
the San Antonio Spurs

Triple Stumper
    $2000 20
(Henry) Bessemer

Tom
    $2000 6
Go Home Again

Kathy
    $2000 25
William Safire

Melissa
    $2000 13
(Kathy: ...What is mill?)
(Tom: What is breaker?)

sock

KathyTom
Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kathy Melissa Tom
$7,000 $10,600 $14,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

U.S. TERRITORIES
(Alex: No, the correct response, "What is [*]?" Give me "sam moa'.")
KathyWhat are the U.S. Virgin Islands
$6,999
MelissaWhat are the Marianas Islands?
$400
TomWhat are the Vi Solomon Islands?
$6,401
American Samoa

Final scores:

Kathy Melissa Tom
$1 $10,200 $8,399
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $10,200 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Kathy Melissa Tom
$6,600 $11,800 $16,000
13 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
18 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $34,400

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Game tape date: 2006-03-10
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