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Monday, September 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:07 pm

Game Recap for Show #7596, 2017-09-25

CONTESTANTS
Dennis Fawcett, a painter and handyman from San Diego, California
Anupama Srirangan, a technology director from Aurora, Illinois
Ivan Plis, a magazine editor from Washington, D.C. (whose 1-day cash winnings total $23,200)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Ivan had a great ending to his week last week. Anupama and Dennis, nice to have you with us. Good luck. Here we go into the first round of play today. And here are your categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE WORKS OF VICTOR HUGO (5/5)
HORSE SENSE (4/5)
NFL TEAMS BY HALL OF FAMER (0/3)
ONE STATE, UNDER CANADA (4/5) (Alex: We're featuring states that share a border with our neighbor to the north.)
COMPOUND WORDS (4/5)
LIBRARIANS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Ivan: 11 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Dennis: 7 R (including 2 rebounds), 1 W
Anupama: 4 R (including 1 rebound), 4 W

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 6
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,200



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Dennis: $3,000
Ivan: $1,000
Anupama: $200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Dennis Fawcett was introduced as being from San Diego. He's an handyman and a painter. Am I right in assuming that the painter part is not the artist but a house painter?

Dennis: I've done that a little bit, but house painting.

Alex: Do you enjoy being a handyman? Because I talk to the audiences quite often, and they ask what I do in my spare time, and I enjoy fixing things.

Dennis: Sure. Work for yourself, and you get to make your own hours. It feels very good to make people's homes nicer. Just do it well.

Alex: Yeah, and to solve problems for yourself and other people.

Dennis: Sure.

Alex: Right. Good for you.




Alex: Anupama Srirangan from Aurora, Illinois, who admits to being the number one fan of a world-famous tennis player, who, in the past year or so, has enjoyed a big resurgence.

Anupama: Of course. Roger Federer.

Alex: How did that come to be with you?

Anupama: I've been a tennis fan for almost 30 years, but in the last ten years or so, he and Nadal have made it so exciting. I've followed him a lot of places to see him. I go to the U.S. Open every year. Seen him in Dubai, go to Cincinnati every year. So I think he should recognize me by now.

[Laughter]

Alex: All right.




Alex: Ivan Plis is a magazine editor from Washington, D.C. who once hitchhiked around the Middle East. You couldn't do that today.

Ivan: No, sir.

Alex: Where did--where did you go?

Ivan: I was living in Jordan, and this was before the Syrian Civil War and some other complications. So the way you travel across borders, at least in those days, was there was a part of town where all the taxis congregated, and you say, "Wanna go to Damascus?" and that's where you go. So you kind of wind up in a car with whoever else is there at the same time as you.

Alex: All right.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Ivan found the Daily Double on the 19th clue. Ivan had $2,200, Anupama had $200, and Dennis was at $3,000. Ivan wagered $800.

LIBRARIANS $1000: This man whose name is still on librarians' lips established the first training program for them in 1887

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
ONE STATE, UNDER CANADA $800: Of states sharing land and water boundaries with Canada, Alaska leads at 1,538 mi.; this contiguous one is next with 721
(Ivan: What is Montana?)

COMPOUND WORDS $600: It's the barrier seen here on a diamond

HORSE SENSE $600: In "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," this man borrows a "broken-down plow-horse" named Gunpowder
(Anupama: Who is the Headless Horseman?)

NFL TEAMS BY HALL OF FAMER $400: Wide receiver Michael Irvin

NFL TEAMS BY HALL OF FAMER $200: Defensive tackle "Mean Joe" Greene

NFL TEAMS BY HALL OF FAMER $600: Running back Marcus Allen
(Anupama: Um, what is, uh, Colorado Rockies?)
...
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Ivan: $5,200
Dennis: $4,800
Anupama: -$1,000
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Post by Archivists » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:07 pm

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
MYTHOLOGY (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
THE CITY'S TV SHOW (4/5)
WORLD HISTORY (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
"PRE" SCHOOL (4/5)
IT'S YOUR BODY (2/4)
LIBRA-RIANS (4/4)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Ivan: 11 R (including 1 DD), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Dennis: 8 R, 2 W
Anupama: 3 R, 4 W

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,400



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Ivan snagged the next Daily Double on the 12th clue. Ivan had $9,200, Anupama was in the red with -$1,800, and Dennis was at $9,200. Ivan wagered $2,000.

MYTHOLOGY $1600: This Titan is mentioned in the subtitle of "Frankenstein"
(Alex: Frankenstein; or, the Modern [*][/i].)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Ivan who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 15th clue. Ivan had $12,400, Anupama was in the red with -$1,800, and Dennis was at $9,200. Ivan wagered $2,500.

WORLD HISTORY $1200: Step pyramids designed by the vizier Imhotep are a feature of Saqqara, this type of 10-letter dead place
(Ivan: What is a mausoleum?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
"PRE" SCHOOL $400: It's defined as "an action taken in advance to protect against possible danger"
(Anupama: What is preventative?)
(Ivan: What is preemptive?)
(Dennis: What is preventive?)

IT'S YOUR BODY $800: A large muscle at the back of the thigh is called this, like a large muscle of the upper arm
(Anupama: What is the hamstring?)

IT'S YOUR BODY $1600: The parotid glands, which swell in cases of mumps, are the largest of these glands vital to eating & digestion
(Anupama: What are thyroid?)
(Dennis: What are lymph glands?)

MYTHOLOGY $2000: This guy known in myth for his judgment was killed by the archer Philoctetes
(Alex: And the judgment in this case was made by [*], which led to the Battle of Troy.)

THE CITY'S TV SHOW $1600: On this CBS spin-off in 2016, les bons temps stopped for a petty officer murdered during Mardi Gras
(Anupama: What is New Orleans?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)
(Anupama: Uh, CSI: New Orleans?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Ivan: $15,500
Dennis: $12,000
Anupama: -$3,000

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BRITISH POETS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Three-quarters for first place.
Ivan: Wager $8,501 to cover Dennis.
Dennis: Risk between $3,501 and $5,000.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The statue of a sailor seen here in Watchet, England is based on a famous poem by this man

FINAL SCORES
Dennis: $12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000 (Who is Coleridge?) (New champion: $24,000)
Ivan: $15,500 + $4,000 = $19,500 (Who is Coleridge?) (2nd place: $2,000)
(Alex: A sailor is there with a dead bird.)
...
(Alex: [To Dennis] We're talking about "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner".)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $9,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Ivan: $17,800, 22 R (including 2 DDs), 3 W (including 1 DD)
Dennis: $12,000, 15 R, 3 W
Anupama: -$3,000, 7 R, 8 W
Combined Coryat: $26,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Ivan: 23/61 = .377
Dennis: 16/58 = .276
Anupama: 7/58 = .121
Team: 46/63 = .730

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
ONE STATE, UNDER CANADA $400: Part of the eastern border of this state is along Lake Superior; Manitoba is a neighbor to its north
(Dennis: What is Wisconsin?)

THE WORKS OF VICTOR HUGO $400: "The Toilers of the Sea" is a story of a shipwreck in these islands between France & Britain where Hugo lived in exile for decades
(Anupama: What is Guernsey?)
(Dennis: [*]? What is the [*]?

THE WORKS OF VICTOR HUGO $600: Hugo's only opera libretto was for "La Esmeralda," based on this novel of his
(Ivan: What is Notre-Dame de Paris?)
(Alex: Notre-Dame de Paris, [*].)

HORSE SENSE $200: In ancient Rome, a quadriga was one of these pulled by 4 horses
(Anupama: What's a cart, or [*]?)

COMPOUND WORDS $1000: It can mean to underwrite a business venture, or the wad of paper money used to do so
(Anupama: What is capital?)

"PRE" SCHOOL $1200: The sculpture seen here dates back to this period in the Americas

MYTHOLOGY $800: When Achilles was a wee lad, he got instruction on the lyre from Chiron, one of these creatures

IT'S YOUR BODY $1200: (Kelly of the Clue Crew shows an anatomical animation.) The name of this organ system animated here refers to its function and comes from the Latin for "to make round"

LIBRA-RIANS $800: The scales of justice represent Libra, the perfect zodiac sign for this chief justice seen here

LIBRA-RIANS $1600: In the film "The Birth of a Nation", Scorpio Nate Parker played this Libra, leader of a slave rebellion
(Alex: With less than a minute.)

THE CITY'S TV SHOW $800: Lee Iacocca, G.Gordon Liddy & the Fat Boys guested on this 1980s Don Johnson superhip cop show
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
(Melvil) Dewey
Michigan
backstop
Ichabod Crane
The Dallas Cowboys
The Pittsburgh Steelers
The Los Angeles Raiders
Prometheus
a necropolis
precaution
biceps
the salivary glands
Paris
NCIS: New Orleans
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Minnesota
Channel Islands
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
a chariot
bankroll
the pre-Columbian
a centaur
circulatory
Rehnquist
Nat Turner
Miami Vice
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Re: Monday, September 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by theFJguy » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:18 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BRITISH POETS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The statue of a sailor seen here in Watchet, England is based on a famous poem by this man

FJ! clue images shown:
Spoiler
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Image Image
Ivan Plis: 15500+4000=19500
Anupama Srirangan: minus 3000
Dennis Fawcett: 12000+12000=24000 (New Champ)

Correct response:
Spoiler
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(Samuel Taylor) Coleridge

Daily Doubles
Ivan: 2200+800
Ivan: 9200+2000
Ivan: 12400-2500

Coryats
Ivan: 17800
Anupama: minus 3000
Dennis: 12000

Combined: 26,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:
Ivan: 5200
Anupama: minus 1000
Dennis: 4800
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Re: Monday, September 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:20 pm

In the 2010s it so common about sports categories saved until the end of the players not always performing well all I could do was laugh with the teams for Michael Irvin, Mean Joe Greene, and Marcus Allen unknown.

“PRE” SCHOOL $400: It’s defined as “an action taken in advance to protect against possible danger”

Anupama: preventative
Ivan: preemptive
Dennis: preventive

Response wanted: precaution

The September 29, 2005 (No, I did not have to look that up. :mrgreen:) version of today’s FJ! clue: In 2004 a top entry in a 6,000 mile albatross race was sponsored by a descendant of this man who died in 1834

The category for that clue was FAMOUS ENGLISHMEN.

What to say about Ivan’s FJ! wager? Dennis found it handy and took full advantage of the opening. There are a lot of ways to throw away $22,000 and today’s version seems to be contagious lately.

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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:28 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
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There are a lot of ways to throw away $22,000 and today’s version seems to be contagious lately.
Let's just hope this is the last we see of this epidemic for awhile.
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Post by Elijah Baley » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:40 pm

I'm guessing that Ivan's favorite The Princess Bride character is Vizzini.

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Re: Monday, September 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by KellyLasiter » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:48 pm

J! sure loves that particular poet. I saw two different clues about that specific poem in just a few weeks of intensive watching right before I taped. I was so ready for it, if it had come up while I was there, which it did not.

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Post by zerobandwidth » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:59 pm

It required a surprising level of self-control not to yell the FJ! answer from the audience.
FJ! Tease-Out
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How many literary characters can be depicted with an albatross literally hanging from his neck? Once you recognize the Ancient Mariner, you just have to remember who wrote the poem.
Watching Anupama's score crumble was heartbreaking. We spent a lot of time chatting before and after that day's games, and she is just a super nice person. She received many heartfelt hugs from her fellow contestants.

Yes, I'm commenting on this game before it airs in my locale. :lol:
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Re: Monday, September 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:01 pm

So, who won?

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Post by zerobandwidth » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:10 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
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So, who won?
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Just watch. :P
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Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:12 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:01 pm
So, who won?
theFJguy apologizes. In fussing with including the images I completely forgot that important part of the routine. At least The Jeopardy! Fan had it six hours ago.

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Post by zerobandwidth » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:53 pm

Oh, I just remembered something fun about this episode.

There was a technical glitch with the lecterns during FJ!, which caused Ivan and Dennis's FJ! screens to switch places. When Alex looked at Dennis's screen and said his wager was only $4000, Dennis had a moment of visible panic. The judge who writes down the wagers during the break halted the show, they corrected the displays on the lecterns, and they resumed by re-revealing Dennis's actual response and wager for Alex to announce. But by then, the audience had realized that it was Ivan who had bet only $4k, so as soon as Dennis's all-in wager was revealed, the outcome was known. So, it ended up being an even wilder finish than just a too-small wager from Ivan.
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Re: Monday, September 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by doihavetoreally » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:54 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:20 pm

What to say about Ivan’s FJ! wager? Dennis found it handy and took full advantage of the opening. There are a lot of ways to throw away $22,000 and today’s version seems to be contagious lately.
Yes, the handyman finds it quite handy, I'm sure. Could the FJ be anymore obvious? I found the Frankenstein DD tougher.

Sorry to see Anupama end up in the red. As a tennis fan, not in Fed camp -- but as a tennis fan, you sure appreciate what he has done this year. Vamos Rafa!
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Post by dhkendall » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:04 pm

I'll try to stay clear of any Wagering Vikings today, they're probably all in a foul mood.

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Post by Golf » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:07 pm

Coincidental that Anupama appears on the first anniversary of Arnold Palmer's death?

0 for sports teams? No surprise. There's probably a good correlation between sports knowledge and wagering theory.

Admittedly, I am pleased when an ignorant wager costs a player the game.

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Post by Vowela » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:32 pm

The $400 pre clue was atrocious. Why was there no reversal there? Clue might as well have been "The number I'm thinking of between 1 and 10."

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Post by xxaaaxx » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:38 pm

Golf wrote:
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Admittedly, I am pleased when an ignorant wager costs a player the game.
Maybe it'll serve as a warning to future contestants? (Yeah I know...) What the hell is going on with the first place wagering this season???

Did I hear her right, did she say the Rockies? A classic case of desperate guessing digging the hole even deeper.

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Post by KellyLasiter » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:41 pm

Just started up the episode...I think I met Dennis! I think he was an alternate the day I was there, even though that was back in March. Looks just like him, and the guy I met was from San Diego, so it fits. He didn't get on the show that day, and I had a good chat with him while we were waiting for our cabs. Nice dude. Glad to see him get his day in the sun.

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Post by zerobandwidth » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:56 pm

KellyLasiter wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:41 pm
Just started up the episode...I think I met Dennis! I think he was an alternate the day I was there, even though that was back in March. Looks just like him, and the guy I met was from San Diego, so it fits. He didn't get on the show that day, and I had a good chat with him while we were waiting for our cabs. Nice dude. Glad to see him get his day in the sun.
Dennis was indeed the returning alternate from the previous taping run. And yes, super nice guy.
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Post by zerobandwidth » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:59 pm

OMG THE RESPONSES WERE STILL SWITCHED IN THE FINAL CUT

The "Who is Coleridge?" was shown in Ivan's handwriting for both of them! Only as they cut to credits did they show both halves of Dennis's response on the lectern. WOW
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