Game Recap for Show #6221, 2011-10-10
Joon Pahk game 6.CONTESTANTSJared Balkman
, a vending route driver from Appleton, WisconsinHannah Wachs
, an elementary school teacher from Irvine, CaliforniaJoon Pahk
, a college physics teacher from Somerville, Massachusetts (whose 5-day cash winnings total $146,200)OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny, and thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for joining us once again at the start of what should be another exciting week. So far this season, our champions have been winning a lot of money, averaging around $30,000. That's certainly the case with Joon here, and he gets to defend again against Jared and Hannah, the newcomers. Welcome aboard. Good luck. Here we go--the Jeopardy! Round. And the categories you're going to want to do well in...JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
CELEBRITY MEMOIRS (3/5)
SCRAMBLED KEGS (5/5)
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
THE RIVER'S TRIBUTARIES (4/5) (Alex: We'll give them to you. You tell us the main river.)
THIS YEAR IN HISTORY (5/5)ADJECTIVES OF THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
(5/5) (Jack Abbott: Dramatic, sensual, intense--these are some of the [*] and today we'll bring you more.)THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Joon: 17 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 0 W
Hannah: 6 R, 1 W
Jared: 4 R, 1 W
Clues revealed: 30Triple Stumpers
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash
: $2,200JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Joon found the Daily Double on the 13th clue. Joon had $3,000, Hannah had $2,000, and Jared had nothing in the bank. Joon wagered $2,400.
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY $800: Released by the U.S. Mint in January 1999, the first quarter honoring a state honored this one
(Alex: In order of admission to the Union, [*] was first, and that takes you to $5,400.)SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Jared: $0CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS
Alex: Jared Balkman is the first young man we introduced on our program today. He's from Wisconsin, and he has coauthored a paper on something that I am not at all familiar with. What is it?
Jared: Vowel movements, Alex.
Alex: What's special about Wisconsin vowel movements?
Jared: Um, well, uh, the last, uh, couple years in college, I, um, I sort of, uh, got together with a pretty inspirational professor of sociolinguistics, and she was interested in some dialect features, and, you know, there's some ways that people talk in Wisconsin that are unique, and, um--
Alex: And is that due to the European influence, uh--
Jared: In s--yeah. For--for some things, yeah.
Jared: Um, there's, uh, there's a lot of influence from the German and other regions.
Alex: Right. I was going to say. All right. Well, good for you.
Alex: Let's move on to Hannah now. Hannah Wachs. Quite often when we have contestants on our program, they have interesting stories to tell about the moment when their husbands proposed...
Alex: And you have one that was a little unique also.
Hannah: Well, my husband took me on a hike to the top of mount Hollywood. It's a beautiful viewpoint, if people haven't seen it, and just as we got to the top and he's getting out the ring and down on one knee, a bus full of tourists pulls up behind us, and I think we got some applause, and they shared some champagne, and a good time was had by all.
Alex: They shared champagne?
Hannah: A few of them--
Alex: They had champagne, or you had--
Hannah: No, we--we did, so their story on Jeopardy!
is "One time I got champagne at the top of Mount Hollywood,"
Alex: [Chuckles] Okay.
Alex: Joon Pahk from Somerville, Massachusetts. Last week when we introduced you, we talked about crossword puzzles. Now I'm curious. You have created some crossword puzzles, as have some of our writers. What comes first? Is it the grid, and you get a word, and then you start building from that, or is it a concept? What is it?
Joon: Um, most crossword puzzles have a theme, and so you start with a theme, which is some unifying idea that connects three or four or--of the longest answers in the puzzle, so it might be some kind of wordplay or things that have something in common, and then you--you put those in your grid first, and then you start to do the fill--fill in the other words around it.
Alex: All righty.TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
CELEBRITY MEMOIRS $600: "Stories I Only Tell My Friends" includes his days in the Brat Pack & his romance with Princess Stephanie of Monaco
CELEBRITY MEMOIRS $1000: This country star called her 2011 memoir "From This Moment On", also the name of one of her hit songs
THE RIVER'S TRIBUTARIES $600: Parma,
(Jared: What is the Tiber?)SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND