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Monday, January 12, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Game Recap for Show #6981, 2015-01-12

CONTESTANTS
Lauren Gambier, an attorney from New York, New Nork
Ricardo Pineres, a government relations professional from Herndon, Virginia
John Schultz, a computer programmer from Ann Arbor, Michigan (whose 2-day cash winnings total $57,600)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny Gilbert. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome, as we start off another week with a champion who is on a tear. John picking up close to $60,000 in just two appearances. Ricardo and Lauren, you know what? It could happen to you, too. Good luck to all three. Here we go. Jeopardy! Round the first round of play. And these categories now in play...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THEY SAID IT ON TV (4/5)
LITERARY NAME DROPPERS (5/5)
BEER-POURRI (5/5)
2015 ANNIVERSARIES (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
DUCKS (3/5)
PUT IT ON MY "BILL" (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Lauren: 11 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
John: 10 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W
Ricardo: 5 R (including 1 DD), 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,800



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
John: $4,800
Lauren: $3,000
Ricardo: $400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Lauren Gambier is a skilled hiker who's trying to get into a special group that I have never heard of.

Lauren: Uh, yeah, it's called the Forty-Sixers. It's, um, it's specific to the Adirondacks, which is where I grew up. There are 46 what they call "high peaks", um, which are all of the mountains that are over 4,000 feet. So my brother and I have been trying to climb them all together.

Alex: Wow. How many have you done so far?

Lauren: Three. [Laughs]

[Laughter]

Alex: Oh.

Lauren: Got a long time, though.

Alex: You've got plenty of time.




Alex: Ricardo Pineres from Herndon, Virginia. You and your wife met because of an interest in an art piece by a famous French painter. Tell us about it.

Ricardo: That's correct, Alex. My wife and I both like the works of Jacques-Louis David.

Alex: Who painted a lot of portraits of Napoleon.

Ricardo: Yes, and I was tired of hanging out with the same people in law school, so I made a post online that had a picture of the painting. And it happened that my wife, Danielle, had written a--a paper about that piece.

Alex: What was it?

Ricardo: The Oath of the Horatii.

Alex: Ah.

Ricardo: And so she responded to the post, and that was it.

Alex: Okay, well, good for you. Congratulations.




Alex: John Schultz, how did you meet your wife? Not through a painting.

John: Uh, not through a painting, no. Uh, well, I walked into my girlfriend, at the time's, uh, dorm room and there she was. They were--they were roommates their freshman year of college.

[Laughter]

Alex: Are they still friends?

John: Not particularly.

Alex: I--[Laughs] I would think not.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Ricardo found the Daily Double on the 22nd clue. John had $5,200, Ricardo had $400, and Lauren was at $3,400. Ricardo wagered $1,000.

2015 ANNIVERSARIES $600: The 75-year life of this Disney film includes an excerpt given to schools subtitled "A Lesson in Honesty"
(Alex: Gotta keep that nose from growing.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
DUCKS $800: The name of this duck doesn't refer to its varied interests but rather its shallow-water feeding habits

DUCKS $1000: Domesticated breeds come from the mallard & this Russian-sounding "M" duck

THEY SAID IT ON TV $1000: "You come at the king, you best not miss", warned this character on "The Wire"
(John: Who is Stringer Bell?)

PUT IT ON MY "BILL" $1000: Mais oui, ma chere, it's a hyphenated French term for a love letter

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Lauren: $5,200
John: $4,600
Ricardo: $2,400

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
KIDS & THE BIBLE (4/5)
SYMBOLS (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
ATTA TURK! (4/5)
THE WHO (4/5)
HIT THE ROAD (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
PROCESS OF "L-M-N"ATION (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
John: 12 R (including 2 rebounds and 1 DD), 0 W
Lauren: 7 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Ricardo: 7 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $5,600



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
John snagged the next Daily Double on the 6th clue. John had $6,200, Ricardo had $3,600, and Lauren was at $5,600. John made it a True Daily Double, wagering $6,200.

SYMBOLS $2000: This beryl gem symbolized fertility & the Aztecs associated it with Quetzalcoatl, a god of agriculture

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Lauren who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 21st clue. John had $19,600, Ricardo had $4,400, and Lauren was at $6,000. Lauren made it a True Daily Double, wagering $6,000.

HIT THE ROAD $1200: (Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) Used by more than 50,000 people between 1841 & 1860, & winding 2,000 miles, this route crossed the Continental Divide & included Fort Hall & Fort Vancouver

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
SYMBOLS $1200: An emblem of the samurai was this fruit with red flesh & a hard kernel

ATTA TURK! $1200: Ottoman architect Sinan is buried near his 1550s masterpiece, the mosque of this ruler

THE WHO $1200: In February 1968 The Who played at this city's Fillmore West, becoming at the time the highest-paid act ever at that venue

KIDS & THE BIBLE $2000: This prophet with 66 chapters in his book gave his own son a mouthful of a name, Mahershalalhashbaz
(Lauren: Who is Elijah?

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
John: $24,400
Lauren: $16,000
Ricardo: $6,800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20th CENTURY BRITS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Crush for first place.
John: Wager $7,601 to cover Lauren, but no more than $10,799 so as not to fall behind Ricardo's doubled score.
Lauren: You have the hope of surpassing John if you come up with the correct response. Bet at least $8,401 to force John to wager to win; but if you're intent on holding on to second place, wager no more than $2,399 to protect your second place position from being usurped by Ricardo.
Ricardo: Unfortunately, your score is less than the difference between the scores of the first and second place players, so unless they both blunder, you're competing for second place and have no hopes of first. Wager as much as you desire, but remember, you'll have better chances of advancing to second place if you have a larger sum left over on a Triple Stumper.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Dr. Hugh Cairns, who tried but couldn't save the life of this man in May 1935, became a pioneer in the use of motorcycle helmets

FINAL SCORES
Ricardo: $6,800 - $6,750 = $50 (Who was Evan Boker) (2nd place)
Lauren: $16,000 - $15,999 = $1 (Who is Howard Carter) (3rd place)
John: $24,400 - $8,000 = $16,400 (Who was Neville Chamberlain) (57601-day champion: $16,400)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $9,400

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
John: $20,200, 22 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Lauren: $11,200, 18 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Ricardo: $6,400, 12 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Combined Coryat: $37,800

BATTING AVERAGES
John: 22/59 = .373
Lauren: 18/59 = .305
Ricardo: 12/59 = .203
Team: 52/63 = .825

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
DUCKS $400: The ducks here are engaged in this cleaning process

THEY SAID IT ON TV $400: He said "If I had a gun with 2 bullets and I was in a room with Hitler, Bin Laden and Toby, I would shoot Toby twice"
(Lauren: Who is Sam Seaborn?)
(Ricardo: Who is Josiah Bartlet?)

PUT IT ON MY "BILL" $600: With about 100,000 people, this seat of Yellowstone County is Montana's most populous city
(John: What is Billets?)

SYMBOLS $800: A heraldic emblem of this U.K. country is a red dragon, also a symbol for King Arthur

THE WHO $400: In September 1964 he destroyed his first guitar onstage at the Railway Hotel in Harrow
(Ricardo: Who is Roger Daltrey?)

PROCESS OF "L-M-N"ATION $2000: It's the white of an egg
(Ricardo: [No response])
(Alex: Oh, darn.)

CORRECT RESPONSES
Pinocchio
a dabbling duck
the Muscovy duck
Omar
billet-doux
emerald
the Oregon Trail
a cherry
Suleyman
San Francisco
Isaiah
T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
preening
Michael Scott (Steve Carell)
Billings
Wales
(Pete) Townshend
albumen

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folks, i've posted a note about paucle in the thread devoted to him.

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20th Century Brits
Dr. Hugh Cairns, who tried by couldn't save the life of this man in May 1935, became a pioneer in the use of motorcycle helmets.

Spoiler
Who is T.E. Lawrence? Ricardo said Evan Boker; Lauren said Howard Carter; John said Neville Chamberlain.

John Schultz: $24,400-$8,000=$16,400...now a 3-day champion with $74,000
Lauren Gambier: $16,000-$15,999=$1
Ricardo Pineres: $6,800-$6,750=$50
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Tough Final, No way was I getting it while the music was going, or afterwards, but Alex's mentioning Lawrence died in a motorcycle accident triggered a long-distant memory of that fact. "Of course!"

Still, though, I predict a low get rate.
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Not. A. Chance.

I guessed Evel Knievel, despite him not being British.

Or born yet.

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I thought Lauren was very pretty, does that make me sexist or polite?

FJ is basic pavlov for died in a motorcycle crash.

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dhkendall wrote:Tough Final, No way was I getting it while the music was going, or afterwards, but Alex's mentioning Lawrence died in a motorcycle accident triggered a long-distant memory of that fact. "Of course!"
Whereas all I could say was "oh, he died in a motorcycle accident, did he? OK then. Noted for future reference." If I've heard it before (which I probably have), I've long since forgotten it.

Nice win by the champ, especially after pulling that (true) DD out of the deepest recesses of his (insert body part here), and even after Lauren matched him (and I gotta say, great wager, nice to see a contestant go for it when down a ton rather than just shrug and bet 2000, but drawing the Oregon trail on a map and asking them to name it, as a DD?? COME ON!!!).

To be honest though, after that Omar TS, they were all dead to me :twisted:
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Congratulations to John on his third win. Lauren played very well, too, up until FJ. I got 32 responses correct including three triple stumpers: dabbling duck, muscovy duck, and Isaiah. I had no guess for FJ.

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dhkendall wrote:Tough Final, No way was I getting it while the music was going, or afterwards, but Alex's mentioning Lawrence died in a motorcycle accident triggered a long-distant memory of that fact. "Of course!"

Still, though, I predict a low get rate.
Well, there was a pretty well regarded David Lean movie where the motorcycle accident framed everything that came after. That said, the movie is now more than 50 years old.

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I guess I saw Lawrence of Arabia at an impressionable age, as his death stuck with me and this FJ was an instaget.

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Instaget. Saw movie as a kid. I remember it being striking that the movie opened with the death of the main character. I was probably all like, "The end."

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Lauren would have won on a TS if she wagered zero and JOhn wagered the usual wager of $7601. Him wagering $8000 as he did keeps Lauren from winning on a zero bet on a TS.

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legendneverdies wrote:Lauren would have won on a TS if she wagered zero and JOhn wagered the usual wager of $7601. Him wagering $8000 as he did keeps Lauren from winning on a zero bet on a TS.
You might want to recheck your math. :?

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Saw the movie as a kid too, so FJ was an instaget... also I feel like it was a Daily Double or something last year?

The Who is my favorite band, so I easily swept that category.

But more importantly... did anyone else have a SUPER WEIRD SCIENTOLOGY COMMERCIAL during one of the breaks?! My jaw dropped.

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Sad thing is, I was just looking at my iPod and one of the podcasts I subscribe to has an entire episode on Lawrence of Arabia. That's what I get for not being caught up.

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I said Harley Davidson mostly as a joke, but I sure wasn't coming up with anything else. Suffice it to say that I've heard of Lawrence of Arabia, but I didn't know he was British (being of Arabia and all that). I also didn't know the motorcycle was around in the 30s.

Learn something new every day, I guess.

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37 right.

TV- 3; Name- 5; Beer- 4; 2015- 3; Ducks- 0; Bill- 4
Kids- 2; Symbol- 1; Atta- 4; Who- 5; Road- 4; LMN- 2

Lach Trash: "Suleiman", "San Francisco"

Instaget FJ- never seen Lawrence of Arabia, but I knew about his death.

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I was waiting for Ricardo to ring in and answer John Entwistle for the Who's drummer.

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Instaget, but it was clearly one of those "you had to know it" to get it.

Ran The Who in a heartbeat. If you've never seen the original band, watch some film of Keith. I remember seeing him once and he pounded the drum with the stick, let it rebound about 10 feet up in the air, caught it, and hit the next beat with it right on time. And seriously? People don't know where the Fillmore West was? Ugh.

And yes, OS, we've been getting the Scientology commercials here in DC.

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