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Monday, May 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Mon May 21, 2018 2:43 pm

Game Recap for Show #7766, 2018-05-21

Josh Hill game 4.

CONTESTANTS
Gary Waters, a college math teacher from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kate Fink, a journalism professor from New York, New York
Josh Hill, a network engineer from North Little Rock, Arkansas (whose 3-day cash winnings total $82,886)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome. I'm sure that after watching the teachers in our tournament for the past two weeks, you'll all agree with me when I say that our children's education is in very good hands. But now we're back to our regular affair with a very impressive champion in Josh. You saw how much he's earned in just three games. So Kate and Gary, you have to be at your very best today as challengers. Good luck to all of you. Here we go. All right. Let's take a look at the categories, shall we?

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
JEFF BRIDGES (3/5)
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (5/5)
THE 2017 IG NOBEL PRIZES (3/4)
HOMOPHONIC PAIRS (3/5)
BIBLE STUDY (2/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
CRIME SCENES IN CLUE (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Josh: 10 R, 2 W
Kate: 6 R, 0 W
Gary: 4 R, 1 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 8
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,600



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Kate: $1,600
Gary: $1,400
Josh: $600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Gary Waters is from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Gary, last year, my wife was among thousands of people who traveled to places like Kentucky and Tennessee to witness the total eclipse of the sun. Did you do that? Because I know you have now witnessed how many total eclipses?

Gary: That was the third one I've seen.

Alex: Wow.

Gary: And we ended up in Tennessee on the eclipse line there.

Alex: Did you meet my wife?

Gary: No. It seems a bit crazy to travel a thousand miles or more just for two and a half minutes, but it was worth it. And by the way, there's one coming up through the continental United States in 2024. And I hope just as many millions can see it then.

Alex: Okay. Good for you.




Alex: Kate Fink, journalism professor from New York and a new mom. Tell me about the baby.

Kate: Yes, I am. She's 8 weeks old, and my husband Matt decided--he had a vision that her name should be something a little unusual, Catalyst.

Alex: Because she will bring about changes?

Kate: And she has.

Alex: Oh.

Kate: But we compromised. It's her middle name.

Alex: Oh. What's her first name?

Kate: Her first name is Valerie.

Alex: Okay, good. V.C. Valerie Catalyst, all right.




Alex: Josh Hill, network engineer. Now, at the beginning of the program, for three days now, when Johnny introduces you, you do this movement.

[Alex mimics Josh's hand gesture from contestant introductions.]

Alex: Is there any significance to that?

Josh: Just--I like tigers, I guess.

Alex: Okay.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Gary found the Daily Double on the 21st clue. Josh had $1,600, Kate had $1,600, and Gary was at $2,000. Gary wagered $300.

BIBLE STUDY $800: Hey, this next-to-last book of the New Testament is just 25 verses long
(Gary: What is Acts?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
JEFF BRIDGES $800: As a Texas ranger chasing bank robbers in this 2016 film, Jeff discovers the T-Bone Cafe & its very limited menu

JEFF BRIDGES $1000: In 2006's "Stick It", Jeff plays a very grumpy coach of girls in this sport

HOMOPHONIC PAIRS $600: The bovine group whose moos reached our ears
(Josh: What are the cows' cows?)

HOMOPHONIC PAIRS $1000: Water's edge forested by a variety of deciduous tree

BIBLE STUDY $600: In the 15th century Bible seen here, this book opens with an image of King David, said to be its author

BIBLE STUDY $1000: This book that speaks of vanity also says, "Much study is a weariness of the flesh"
(Josh: What is Proverbs?)

THE 2017 IG NOBEL PRIZES $600: Economics: For experiments, maybe on Captain Hook, on how contact with a live this affects willingness to gamble

CRIME SCENES IN CLUE $1000: In a monastery it's called a refectory
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Kate: $3,200
Josh: $2,800
Gary: $1,700
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Re: Monday, May 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Mon May 21, 2018 2:43 pm

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
BEAUX BRIDGES (4/4)
OLD NAMES FOR CHEMICAL ELEMENTS (5/5)
TRADEMARKS (3/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
AFRICAN-AMERICAN SPORTS FIRSTS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
WRITERS NOT WRITING (3/4)
"YI" OUGHTA...! (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Josh: 13 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 1 W
Gary: 9 R (including 1 rebound), 3 W
Kate: 3 R (including 1 DD), 2 W

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 3
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Kate snagged the next Daily Double on the 14th clue. Josh had $8,400, Kate had $3,200, and Gary was at $5,700. Kate wagered $1,000.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN SPORTS FIRSTS $1200: Tennis great Althea Gibson was also the first African American on the tour of this association in another sport

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Josh who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 19th clue. Josh had $10,800, Kate had $3,000, and Gary was at $5,300. Josh wagered $4,000.

TRADEMARKS $1200: The correct generic terms for this letter-perfect brand are "cotton, "stick" or "swab"

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
WRITERS NOT WRITING $1200: As a youth, Jack London was a pirate--stealing these mollusks from farms in San Francisco Bay
(Gary: What are clams?)
(Kate: What are snails?

TRADEMARKS $1600: Dow Chemical says that you can't "drink from a" this "cup" because the brand isn't used in disposable cups
(Josh: What is Solo?)

TRADEMARKS $2000: A 9-year-old moppet who was actually Irish American inspired this paint trademark in the early 1900s
(Gary: What is Benjamin Moore?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Josh: $18,400 (lock game)
Gary: $6,500
Kate: $4,200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. GEOGRAPHIC HISTORY

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; crush for second place.
Josh: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $5,399 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Gary: Wager $1,901 to cover Kate.
Kate: You have the hope of surpassing Gary for second place if you come up with the correct response or if your opponent fails to. Bet between $400 and $4,198.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1794 George Washington selected this spot, where today 3 states meet, for the site of a new armory

FINAL SCORES
Kate: $4,200 - $4,100 = $100 (What is ?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Gary: $6,500 - $2,000 = $4,500 (What is West Point?) (2nd place: $2,000)
Josh: $18,400 + $1,244 = $19,644 (What is Harpers Ferry?) (4-day champion: $102,530)
(Alex: [To Josh] An armory that was raided by John Brown and his associates.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $11,400

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Josh: $15,600, 23 R (including 1 DD), 3 W
Gary: $6,800, 13 R, 4 W (including 1 DD)
Kate: $4,400, 9 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Combined Coryat: $26,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Josh: 24/59 = .407
Gary: 13/59 = .220
Kate: 9/59 = .153
Team: 46/63 = .730

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
JEFF BRIDGES $400: The Abiders, Jeff's backing band on a recent album, take their name from a line in this Coen Brothers film
(Alex: The Dude abides.)

CRIME SCENES IN CLUE $600: It gives its name to the style of music seen here

THE 2017 IG NOBEL PRIZES $400: Cognition: For showing many who are these, like the Winklevosses, "cannot tell themselves apart visually"
(Josh: What are twins?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION $1000: "The sun never shine on a cause of greater worth" than the colonists', wrote Thomas Paine in this 1776 work
(Alex: With less than a minute to go now.)

OLD NAMES FOR CHEMICAL ELEMENTS $800: Aurum is this object of many a conquistador's quest
(Kate: What is silver?)

BEAUX BRIDGES $400: Said to represent a couple dancing a tango, the Puente de la Mujer, or Women's Bridge, can be found in this country

BEAUX BRIDGES $800: In the 17th century, the shah built the Khaju Bridge in what is now this country

AFRICAN-AMERICAN SPORTS FIRSTS $400: In 1875 Oliver Lewis became the first African-American jockey to win this race known as the "Run for the Roses"
(Alex: It was the very first Derby.)

BEAUX BRIDGES $1200: The Sunshine Skyway Bridge serves this Florida bay

"YI" OUGHTA...! $1600: It's the insect seen here doing its thing
(Alex: Less than a minute now.)

AFRICAN-AMERICAN SPORTS FIRSTS $1600: In 1952 this Dodgers catcher became the first African American to be featured on a Wheaties box
(Gary: Who is Howard?)

BEAUX BRIDGES $1600: Japan's Kintai Bridge gets its name from its similarity to a type of obi, or this, from a kimono

AFRICAN-AMERICAN SPORTS FIRSTS $2000: The first African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl was this man who led the Colts to victory in 2007
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
Jude
Hell or High Water
gymnastics
the heard herd
a beech beach
Psalms
Ecclesiastes
the crocodile
the dining room
the LPGA
Q-Tip
oysters
Styrofoam
Dutch Boy
Harpers Ferry
The Big Lebowski
a lounge
identical twins
Common Sense
gold
Argentina
Iran
the Kentucky Derby
Tampa Bay
a praying mantis
(Roy) Campanella
a sash
(Tony) Dungy
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Re: Monday, May 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by theFJguy » Mon May 21, 2018 2:59 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S.GEOGRAPHIC HISTORY

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1794 George Washington selected this spot, where today 3 states meet, for the site of a new armory

Josh Hill: 18400+1244=19644 (4x = $102,530)
Kate Fink: 4200-4100=100
Gary Waters: 6500-2000=4500

Correct response:
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Harpers Ferry (Kate – What is?) (Gary – West Point)

Daily Doubles
Gary: 2000-300
Kate: 3200+1000
Josh: 10800+4000

Coryats
Josh: 15600
Gary: 6800
Kate: 4400

Combined: 26,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Josh: 2800
Kate: 3200
Gary: 1700

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Re: Monday, May 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon May 21, 2018 3:00 pm

Very predictable that lead came up in OLD NAMES FOR CHEMICAL ELEMENTS.

Kate & Gary show up for taping day and find out there is a 3x champ with big bucks on the throne. One way to compete against such a person is to have the good fortune to find Daily Doubles. Gary found DD1 with the scores low & close.

2000-300 ended up saving Gary 1700 since it was that scary (for too many contestants) Bible category.

Kate found DD2 trailing 8400 to 5700 to her 3200. 1000 was the wager since it was that scary (for too many contestants) Sports category. Oh, she got it right and got herself into…still third place.

Aw, I hurt their feelings, now Kate & Gary won’t want to post here. At least I did not mention any car models.

The FJ! clue was one of my more less confident solves as I immediately wrote the correct response and like Josh, properly with no apostrophe. During think time I had no idea if I was right as I was only keying off the word, “armory.” For a 3-state meeting place I considered Delmarva. I even had a brief detour to Ft. Knox.

Josh was position to throw away $1,286 if he wanted to land on $100,000 on the nose. His wager was $1,244 which got him up to $102,530 while on a miss he would have had $100,042 whatever that proves.

For the TOC Josh is in 6th behind:
College Dhruv
Teacher from 5/18
Rob Worman 6
Gilbert Collins 5
Rachel Lindgren 5

Josh moves ahead of Ryan Fenster 4x $90,198 although Ryan’s totals could change. Is Josh’s total enough without a fifth win? Nope, just ask Tim Kutz the alternate from November 2017 with 4 wins and $107,000.

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Re: Monday, May 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Mon May 21, 2018 4:02 pm

I went with Fort Knox, thinking it was part of early western expansion.

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Post by Wpwells » Mon May 21, 2018 4:09 pm

Famous armory evokes Harpers Ferry. A quick check on the second part (yep, near Maryland and Virginia considering I visited Monocacy in MD and Harpers Ferry in WV in the same day and stayed in VA that night). Locked in.

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Post by RobW » Mon May 21, 2018 4:52 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 3:00 pm
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Josh moves ahead of Ryan Fenster 4x $90,198 although Ryan’s totals could change.
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Typo? Otherwise I'm dying to know how Ryan's totals could change. ;)
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Post by MarkBarrett » Mon May 21, 2018 4:56 pm

RobW wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 4:52 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 3:00 pm
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Josh moves ahead of Ryan Fenster 4x $90,198 although Ryan’s totals could change.
...
Typo? Otherwise I'm dying to know how Ryan's totals could change. ;)
I try to read most posts on the board as I don't like to miss important stuff. ;)

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4548&p=278344&hilit=ryan#p278344

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Post by RobW » Mon May 21, 2018 7:12 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 4:56 pm
RobW wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 4:52 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 3:00 pm
...
Josh moves ahead of Ryan Fenster 4x $90,198 although Ryan’s totals could change.
...
Typo? Otherwise I'm dying to know how Ryan's totals could change. ;)
I try to read most posts on the board as I don't like to miss important stuff. ;)

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Post by bigblue999 » Mon May 21, 2018 7:12 pm

Two days in a row geographic history is the FJ! category.
Bamaman wrote:
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I went with Fort Knox, thinking it was part of early western expansion.
I said the same thing. But then I remember it was created during the Civil War.

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Post by jpr281 » Mon May 21, 2018 7:28 pm

Does anyone else watch J! with closed captioning on? The 'Ecclesiastes' and 'Psalms' responses' captions were swapped on WABC.

Did not get FJ! Ended up writing down Langley.

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Post by Elijah Baley » Mon May 21, 2018 7:36 pm

Congrats, Josh!

What's up with two historical georgraphy FJ clues and then having them be about the same part of the world?? And I’m surprised this wasn’t a triple get.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Mon May 21, 2018 7:37 pm

Well, they ALMOST got all the Bible clues correct. The writers, I mean. David is not said to be the author of the book of Psalms. Rabbinic tradition says he assembled the book, including his own psalms as well as psalms from previous generations. I'm not aware of any tradition or scholarly argument, ancient or modern, that says David wrote the whole thing himself.

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Post by DBear » Mon May 21, 2018 8:55 pm

ran homophonic pairs and Bible study, picking up trash in those categories. Also got oysters.
Guessed West Point for FJ just to have something. I wasn't getting Harper's Ferry out of that. :(

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Post by Ironhorse » Mon May 21, 2018 9:53 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 7:37 pm
Well, they ALMOST got all the Bible clues correct. The writers, I mean. David is not said to be the author of the book of Psalms. Rabbinic tradition says he assembled the book, including his own psalms as well as psalms from previous generations. I'm not aware of any tradition or scholarly argument, ancient or modern, that says David wrote the whole thing himself.
I don't remember the exact wording of the question, but I don't think it claimed he actually did write it but rather that it was traditionally ascribed to him.
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Post by Ironhorse » Mon May 21, 2018 9:54 pm

I got FJ within several seconds, having visited Harpers Ferry several years ago. It's gorgeous.

There was a somewhat hidden TOM in there - the word "today". It was reasonable to assume that it was in a then-existing state, and where else have the boundaries changed over time but in what's now West Virginia?
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Mon May 21, 2018 10:29 pm

42 R
DD: 3/3
FJ: :(
LT: Hell or High Water, Beech Beach, Psalms, (Jude), Crocodile, Dining Room, Oysters

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Post by seaborgium » Mon May 21, 2018 10:32 pm

I was quite doubtful of Delmarva, but I couldn't come up with anything better.

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Post by IronNeck » Mon May 21, 2018 10:43 pm

Another excellent outing by Josh Hill, including a sole get on a tough FJ. My girlfriend and I disagreed on whether the 1964 in his winning total was a reference to his birth year or not. She thinks he is way too young for that.

I didn't get Roy Campanella because the man was biracial, half Italian and half black, so "African-American" didn't register for him. My fault for trying to apply some logic to that silly term, I suppose.

Missed FJ; went with West Point, too.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Mon May 21, 2018 10:51 pm

IronNeck wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:43 pm
Another excellent outing by Josh Hill, including a sole get on a tough FJ. My girlfriend and I disagreed on whether the 1964 in his winning total was a reference to his birth year or not. She thinks he is way too young for that.
Yeah, I'll take under age 54 as well. I'll even take under age 34. How could 1964 as Josh's birth year even be up for discussion? Exactly how small is the viewing device?

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