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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Game Recap for Show #7252, 2016-03-08

CONTESTANTS
Annie Moriondo, a bookseller from Somerville, Massachusetts
Paul Hoan Zeidler, a writer and director from Los Angeles, California
Brent Povis, a board game designer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,789)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Hey, Johnny. thank you. Hi, folks. You can really make yourself fell good in your initial appearance on Jeopardy! by winning the game and also a lot of money. And that is certainly the case for Brent on yesterday's show, where he picked up nearly $25,000. Paul and Annie, could happen to you, you know. Depends. Good luck. Here we go. Lot of things at play, and in the first round these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
TRAVELING ALONG ROUTE 66 (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
PLAYBOY (4/5)
TV IS REALLY COOKING (5/5)
LITERARY LAST NAMES (5/5)
2015 CONGRESS FOLK (4/4)
ALPHABETIC HOMOPHONES (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Annie: 11 R (including 3 rebounds), 0 W
Paul: 8 R, 2 W
Brent: 6 R, 4 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,400



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Brent found the Daily Double on the 15th clue. Brent had $600, Paul had $2,200, and Annie was at $4,200. Brent wagered $1,000.

TRAVELING ALONG ROUTE 66 $800: Part of this 1940 Henry Fonda movie was filmed in Santa Rosa, New Mexico on Route 66
(Brent: What is How the West Was Won?)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Annie: $4,200
Paul: $2,200
Brent: -$400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Annie Moriondo is from Massachusetts, and took about a month off once to take courses in what?

Annie: In holography, which is, uh...

Alex: You can take courses in that.

Annie: ...is the art and science of making holograms.

Alex: Yeah, and in order to achieve what in life? Was it just for fun?

Annie: It was in college. It was a college course. It was just our winter term and we did, um--but yeah, you develop them in a dark room, use a laser. You got glass plates. It's really fun.

Alex: Okay.




Alex: Paul Hoan Zeidler from Los Angeles, writer/director, who, if he wins a lot of money on our program, would try to produce a special production of Hamlet. Now one of the big hits on Broadway this year was Hamilton.

Paul: Mm-hmm.

Alex: That was set in the Revolutionary War. You wanna set Hamlet in...

Paul: Yes, in the Revolutionary War.

Alex: Also.

Paul: It--I think it's, um... you look at Shakespeare and how he's going through the plays and how he--he uses his protagonist. Like, I got that guy. I got that guy. And then you got to Hamlet, and you think he wrote someone who was a little bit more out of the enlightenment than he was out of the Elizabethan era.

Alex: Mm-hmm.

Paul: And if you think about it, Hamlet's got to rebel between reason and action and, and, uh, there's a lot of things in it. Lot of different paths at the top of that mountain.

Alex: Lot of music, right?

Paul: Mm. [Laughs]

Alex: Maybe? No? Not necessarily.




Alex: Brent Povis is our champion. After reading a great deal about Jack London and reading his works, you have decided to do what?

Brent: Well, I--I thought I had decided to become a, uh, fisherman in the North Sea.

Alex: Oh, really? [Chuckles]

Brent: It was quixotic, I admit, but, uh, it didn't turn out for the best. Turns out I should've checked my sea sickness tolerance beforehand.

[Laughter]

Alex: That helps. So you did set--spend some time at sea?

Brent: Traveled from Newcastle to Bergen just to get there, and that alone on the--on the seas did not work out well. I switched to land-based adventures.

Alex: Try going to Antarctica across that strait from South America. And that'll take you off ocean travel for a while. You're still in command of the board, though, even though you're at -$400. So go ahead, put yourself on the plus side.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
PLAYBOY $600: In 2009, she stepped down after twenty years running Playboy Enterprises
(Alex: And that is [*]. Hugh's daughter.)

TRAVELING ALONG ROUTE 66 $600: The only major city on Route 66 in Texas' upper panhandle; its attractions include Taylor's Texaco station
(Paul: What is Lubbock?)

ALPHABETIC HOMOPHONES $200: A former spouse
(Alex: Homophone of a letter of the alphabet.)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Annie: $7,400
Paul: $4,000
Brent: $800

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ORGANS OF THE BODY (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
CLASSICAL COMPOSERS (5/5)
ALL THE GLITTERING PRIZES (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
OF "THY" I SING (5/5)
WHEN THINGS WERE ROTTEN (1/3)
JOHNNY DEPP FILMS (2/2)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Brent: 11 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Annie: 6 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 0 W
Paul: 3 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 25
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Annie snagged the next Daily Double on the 5th clue. Brent had $4,400, Paul had $4,000, and Annie was at $7,800. Annie wagered $2,000.

ORGANS OF THE BODY $1200: These swishing or hissing sounds heard after normal heart action may indicate leaky valves

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Brent who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 17th clue. Brent had $8,800, Paul had $7,600, and Annie was at $12,600. Brent wagered $4,000.

ALL THE GLITTERING PRIZES $1600: In 1929 he won first place & $450 in the Iowa State Fair's art show
(Alex: Brent?)
[Signal sounds]
(Brent: Who is Frank Lloyd Wright?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
ORGANS OF THE BODY $2000: This lymphatic organ located under the diaphragm is divided into red pulp & white pulp tissues

ALL THE GLITTERING PRIZES $2000: A peace prize is now named for this Russian scientist who won the Nobel Peace Prize for 1975

WHEN THINGS WERE ROTTEN $800: In 1946 this economic measure made Hungary swap currencies, with 1 new forint worth 400,000 quadrillion of the old pengo
(Paul: What is the exchange rate?)
(Alex: It was because of [*]. And we have less than a minute to go now.)

WHEN THINGS WERE ROTTEN $2000: In retaking this capital city from "the Commune" in May 1871, govt. troops killed or executed 17,000 people

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Annie: $14,600 (lock game)
Brent: $7,200
Paul: $6,800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; three-quarters for second place.
Annie: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $199 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Brent: Wager $6,401 to cover Paul.
Paul: Risk between $401 and $6,000, covering Brent's $0 bet.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
2 U.S. state capitals & 2 major Panamanian ports are named after this European

FINAL SCORES
Paul: $6,800 + $500 = $7,300 (Who is Columbus) (3rd place)
Brent: $7,200 + $6,401 = $13,601 (Who is Columbus?) (2nd place)
Annie: $14,600 + $7,700 = $22,300 (Who is Christopher Columbus?) (New champion: $22,300)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $8,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Annie: $13,800, 17 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Brent: $12,200, 17 R, 6 W (including 2 DDs)
Paul: $6,800, 11 R, 3 W
Combined Coryat: $32,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Annie: 18/59 = .305
Brent: 18/60 = .300
Paul: 12/58 = .207
Team: 48/63 = .762

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
LITERARY LAST NAMES $800: "The Count of Monte Cristo": Edmond
(Brent: What is Dumas?)

PLAYBOY $200: In 2015 Playboy made news by announcing it would no longer publish these, but we still have the interviews
(Paul: What are centerfolds?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)
(Paul: Uh, what are, uh, Playboy of the Month centerfolds?)
(Brent: What are photographs?)

TV IS REALLY COOKING $200: Tortellini with Bolognese sauce & pizza Margherita were featured in "Mario Eats Italy", Mario being this guy
(Brent: Who is Mario Lopez?)

ALPHABETIC HOMOPHONES $600: It can be an exclamation of surprise, or a command given to a horse or ox to make it turn right
(Alex: Yes, with less than a minute.)

TRAVELING ALONG ROUTE 66 $200: One end of Route 66 is at Grant Park on the corner of Jackson & Michigan Avenues in this city
[End-of-round signal sounds.]

ORGANS OF THE BODY $800: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows an anatomical diagram on the monitor.) The largest gland in the body, it metabolizes proteins, removes waste matter, destroys old cells, & even synthesizes blood clotting factors

ORGANS OF THE BODY $1600: (Kelly of the Clue Crew shows an anatomical diagram on the monitor.) In your kidneys, helping to filter the entire body's content of blood every 45 minutes, are millions of these small tubular units

WHEN THINGS WERE ROTTEN $1600: Avalanches of this are not uncommon in poor areas of large cities; in 1993 one killed more than 30 near Istanbul
(Brent: What is mud?)

JOHNNY DEPP FILMS $1600: Johnny fancies himself a legendary Spanish lover
[End-of-round signal sounds.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
The Grapes of Wrath
Christie Hefner
Amarillo
ex
a heart murmur
Grant Wood
the spleen
Andrei Sakharov
inflation
Paris
Christopher Columbus
Dantes
nude photographs
Mario Batali
gee
Chicago
the liver
nephrons
garbage
Don Juan DeMarco

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Or, How to get Jboard to hate your guts in one easy step.

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Keith won't be at work tomorrow.

Running out of time, Brent goes for the $1,600 Depp clue instead of $2,000. If he had gone for the bottom clue (and gotten it right), the game is not a lock and given Annie's wagering skills, he might have won.

Didn't take long to get FJ. Columbus was my first thought and once I remembered the capital of South Carolina, I was home free. No clue on the Panamanian ports, but didn't spend any time debating alternatives.

Are there any other pairs of state capitals named for the same person?

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My local station was covering the shooting of a police officer in Brooklyn. If anyone has a link to a video of tonight's show I would appreciate it. And if you are someone who prays please include the officer, whose name I don't know, in yours.

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Annie's FJ wager was pure hubris. It reminded me of the kid's tournament player who had a runaway and risked (and won) $30000. (This game is more memorable for the 2nd place finisher misspelling emancipation.)

I was cheering for Annie most of the game. She got out front early and stayed there. Still, there were so many TSs that I can't remember them all. I feel like I would have done well, but I made mistakes myself, saying Solzhenitsyn for Sahkarov and Bavaria for Bohemia.
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floridagator wrote:It reminded me of the kid's tournament player who had a runaway and risked (and won) $30000.
At least returning to play for another game is not at stake in kid's games.

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LMAO. Wow. What is there to say? Thank God she didn't get FJ wrong.

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GoodStrategy wrote:
floridagator wrote:It reminded me of the kid's tournament player who had a runaway and risked (and won) $30000.
At least returning to play for another game is not at stake in kid's games.
Plus he was a Lincoln buff and the category was the Civil War. And he was 12.

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floridagator wrote:Annie's FJ wager was pure hubris.
This time, I agree completely. What the actual f^%$ was that?

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Gutsy move my ass. And of course she gets FJ right, wouldn't want to show the folks at home how stupid a move that was, oh no. After all these years. it shouldn't annoy me that players get away with such awful wagers, but come the !&@# ON.

Instaget FJ blah blah whatever.
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corvo wrote:LMAO. Wow. What is there to say? Too bad she didn't get FJ wrong.
Fixed that for you.

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But we like Keith! Why try to kill him?!?!

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Wow.

That FJ! wager after hunting(?) for the DD with Organs for $1200 and only risking $2000?

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econgator wrote:
corvo wrote:LMAO. Wow. What is there to say? Too bad she didn't get FJ wrong.
Fixed that for you.
LOL, I'm trying to be nice.

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I wish I could tell all of Keith's friends and followers not to message him tonight, since even without a spoiler it'll tip him off that someone f'ed up, and he'll know it the second he sees the scores. I'd love to see his reaction without any forewarning.

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Congrats to Annie on her win. I had 38 correct responses including these triple stumpers: Christie Hefner, Amarillo, ex, spleen, inflation, and Paris. I also got the missed DD of Grant Wood, and I got FJ.

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She might as well as bet it all and gone for the full Clavin. Yeesh what a horribly played strategic game all around.

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If you mis-double 2nd and 3rd place's scores, you might think you just have a crush game here and bet that large according.

Annie played very well in the first two rounds. Honestly, I think she just messed up that part of the math. Not hubris or anything like that.

I think all y'all's shade is kinda harsh and uncalled for.
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