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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:00 am
by Archivists
=Game Recap for Show #7938, 2019-02-27

2019 All-Star Games match 2, game 2.

CONTESTANTS
Seth Wilson, a private events manager from Chicago, Illinois
Leonard Cooper, a graduate student at Brown University from Little Rock, Arkansas
Monica Thieu, a Ph.D. student in psychology from New York, New York

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to what I believe is the most important game we have played so far in this tournament, and I'll tell you why. This is the deciding game for match number 2. The winner today gets to come back automatically next week to compete as a finalist and play for $1 million. But just as importantly, there are those wildcard spots. Today's game will determine which three teams return to play again tomorrow and Friday in order to qualify for that last final position. Team Julia has decided to send Seth Wilson into the Jeopardy! Round. Team Austin sends Leonard Cooper. And Team Ken sends Monica Thieu. We'll wipe the scoreboards clean right now. Monica, you're in charge of the board. Let's put it in action right now and reveal the categories for your selection. We start off with...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
FAMILIAR BRANDS IN SONGS (4/5)
RECENT BOOKS (3/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
SHOOTING BLANKS (4/5)
A WALK IN THE PARK (4/5)
WHAT A CIRCUS! (5/5)
4,3,4 (4/5) (Alex: Each correct response will be a 3-word phrase.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Monica: 9 R, 2 W
Leonard: 7 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Seth: 8 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 6
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,600



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Leonard found the Daily Double on the 4th clue. Monica had no money, Leonard had $1,200, and Seth was at $1,000. Leonard wagered $1,000.

RECENT BOOKS $800: This 3-named historian studied Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR & LBJ for her book "Leadership in Turbulent Times"

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Seth: $4,400
Leonard: $4,000
Monica: $400

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
RECENT BOOKS $1000: He wrote "Little Children", covered high school in "Election", then gave us "Mrs. Fletcher", whose son is off to college

FAMILIAR BRANDS IN SONGS $800: Grey Poupon & Evian are featured in this No. 1 hit by Kendrick Lamar
(Monica: What is "Drank"?)

A WALK IN THE PARK $800: 30-mile Wildwood Trail is in this northwest city's Forest Park; William Clark visited when it was just forest

RECENT BOOKS $400: This co-founded of CAA & onetime Disney president wrote a very candid 2018 memoir
(Monica: Who is Eisner?)

4,3,4 $400: McCrory's was this kind of store named for the coins spent there; John McCrorey dropped his "E" for cheaper signage
(Seth: What is a... dime store?)

SHOOTING BLANKS $200: 1998 U.S. & British bombing of Iraq:
Operation ____ Fox

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Seth: $5,400
Leonard: $4,800
Monica: $2,800

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:00 am
by Archivists
DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
A LONG, LONG TIME AGO (4/5)
ART & ARTISTS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACTRESSES (5/5)
INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
DATES (4/5)
CROSSWORD CLUES "V" (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Monica: 18 R (including 2 DDs), 0 W
Leonard: 8 R, 0 W
Seth: 2 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,200



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Monica snagged the next Daily Double on the 15th clue. Monica had $16,400, Leonard had $7,200, and Seth was at $7,000. Monica wagered $3,600.

ART & ARTISTS $2000: In 1504 Durer tried to show perfect human forms in this pair, each holding a tree branch
(Alex: Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge.)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Monica who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 16th clue. Monica had $20,000, Leonard had $7,200, and Seth was at $7,000. Monica wagered $5,000.

INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES $800: The self-proclaimed Saharan Arab Democratic Republic disputes the territory of Western Sahara with this nation

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
DATES $2000: The Dominion of Canada was proclaimed on this date in 1867
(Alex: Oh, you break my heart.)
(Ken: Sorry! Sorry, Alex.)
(Alex: Yes. [*].)

A LONG, LONG TIME AGO $1200: Don't call Ayla in "The Clan of the Cave Bear" a Neanderthal--she's this kind of human that emerged later, around 40,000 B.C.

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Monica: $30,200 (lock tournament)
Leonard: $13,600
Seth: $7,800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20th CENTURY HISTORY

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; crush for second place.
Monica: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $2,999 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Leonard: Wager $2,001 to cover Seth.
Seth: You have the hope of surpassing Leonard for second place if you come up with the correct response or if your opponent fails to. Bet between $3,800 and $7,798.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Interpreting for Vaclav Havel, future ambassador Rita Klimova gave us this phrase for a smooth change of government

FINAL SCORES
Seth: $7,800 + $7,800 = $15,600 = $15,600 cumulative (What is velvet revolution?) (3rd place: $50,000 (split three ways) if eliminated)
Leonard: $13,600 - $0 = $13,600 = $21,600 cumulative (What or who is Alex Trebek RSTLNE XBKA) (2nd place: Wildcard competitor)
Monica: $30,200 + $538 = $30,738 = $70,741 cumulative (What is velvet revolution divorce) (Winner: Automatic finalist)
(Alex: [To Roger] Did Austin tell you to write that down as your response? Or was it your idea?)
(Roger: It was actually, yeah, my own idea.)
(Alex: Okay.)
(Roger: But it was the only time--the first time I haven't taken orders from him.)
(Alex: Okay.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $6,800

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Monica: $24,400, 27 R (including 2 DDs), 2 W
Leonard: $13,400, 15 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Seth: $7,800, 10 R, 1 W
Combined Coryat: $45,600

BATTING AVERAGES
Monica: 28/60 = .467
Leonard: 15/59 = .254
Seth: 11/58 = .190
Team: 54/63 = .857

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
FAMILIAR BRANDS IN SONGS $1000: Lorde was still a teenager when she wrote "Royals", which namechecks Cristal & this French vodka
(Leonard: Oh!)
[Leonard rings in.]
(Alex: Leonard.)
(Leonard: What is [*]?)

A WALK IN THE PARK $1000: Stop to enjoy the landscaping of Dumbarton Oaks park in this city
(Seth: What is D.C.?)
(Alex: You got it.)
(Seth: [Overlapping] What is Washington D.C.?)
(Alex: That's it.)

FAMILIAR BRANDS IN SONGS $400: This Meghan Trainor tune says, "I see the magazines working that Photoshop, we know that...ain't real"
(Seth: What is [*]?)
(Alex: That's it.)
(Seth: What a day.)

AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACTRESSES $1200: The mom of TV's Huxtable family, in 2004 she became the first black actress to win the Tony for a leading role in a play

AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACTRESSES $2000: Awarded an honorary Oscar in 2018, she has a 6-decade acting career that includes "Roots" & "The Help"

DATES $800: 2018 date on which Mark Hamill, shamrock & all, was the guest of honor at Dublin's big parade
(Alex: Yes, St. Patty's Day.)

AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACTRESSES $400: She's played a Desperate Housewife & the scheming Wilhemina on "Ugly Betty"

CORRECT RESPONSES
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Tom Perotta
"HUMBLE."
Portland, Oregon
Michael Ovitz
a five and dime
Desert Fox
Adam and Eve
Morocco
July 1st
a Cro Magnon
the velvet revolution
Grey Goose
D.C., or Washington, D.C.
"All About That Bass"
Phylicia Rashad
Cicely Tyson
March 17th
(Vanessa) Williams

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:46 am
by theFJguy
FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20th CENTURY HISTORY

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Interpreting for Vaclav Havel, future ambassador Rita Klimova gave us this phrase for a smooth change of government

Team Ken (Matt): 30200+538=30738 + 40003 = 70741 (Finalist)
Team Austin (Roger): 13600-0=13600 + 8000 = 21600 (Wildcard)
Team Julia (Ben): 7800+7800=15600 + 0 = 15600 (Eliminated - $50,000)

Correct response:
Spoiler
Velvet Revolution (Matt – Velvet Revolution Divorce) (Roger – What or Who is Alex Trebek [host’s name in Wheel of Fortune style lettering] RSTLNE XBKA)

Daily Doubles
Team Austin (Leonard): 1200+1000
Team Ken (Ken): 16400+3600
Team Ken (Ken): 20000+5000

Coryats
Team Ken: 24400
Team Austin: 13400
Team Julia: 7800

Combined: 45,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Team Ken (Monica): 2800
Team Austin (Leonard): 4800
Team Julia (Seth): 5400

Wildcards:
Team Buzzy: 26200
Team Colby: 21800
Team Austin: 21600

Today’s Fantasy Points:
Ken: 18
Ben: 10 (final total 21)
Matt: 10
Monica: 9
Austin: 8
Seth: 8 (final total 13)
Leonard: 7
Julia: 2 (final total 2)
Roger: 0 (Joke FJ! response)

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:46 am
by MarkBarrett
Ken vs. Austin vs. Julia in the battle of the captains DJ! round went:
Ken: 18
Austin: 8
Julia: 2

Ben Ingram went out with a solve on the FJ! clue while there was not enough on the scoreboard for him to get the team to the wildcard game.

That had to be a stressful time for Team Colby knowing nothing until Alex delivered the good news. The team dancing had me imagining a Kenny Loggins song playing.

The FJ! clue officially went 2/3 although I suspect Roger would have got it right if there was a necessary wager attached to it. With 0 bet Roger went for humor and the Wheel of Fortune bonus round letters.

The clue was a miss for me as I only was able to do Havel to Czechoslovakia. I made up a phrase of “Prague Progression” to have something on my paper. I needed Chris Harrison and choices to have solved the clue.

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:06 am
by seaborgium

Code: Select all

Team Ken:   40003 30200 70203 100403
Team Austin: 8000 13600 21600  35200
Team Julia:     0  7800  7800  15600
Team Ken: You have a superlock. Bet what you want, and good luck in the finals.
Team Austin: You have a lock over Team Julia. Bet less than $6,000 to stay ahead of them.
Team Julia: You are locked into third place. Bet what you want, keeping wild cards in mind.

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:06 pm
by Austin Powers
Ken teaching another master class.

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:36 pm
by MarkBarrett
Cleveland rocks! Cleveland, MS that is as their CBS station broke away from Cohen coverage to air J!

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:08 pm
by Caboom
Total (or should I spell it 70741) domination for team Ken.

Julia netted $8333 per correct response, I wonder if that's a record. Monica might challenge her there, if team Ken takes down the mil.

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:12 pm
by slam
At the beginning of this tournament, I claimed that FJ! wagering in the 2nd game of the first round of matches was the most complicated we've seen on the show. However, both games had scores going into that FJ! that made the wagering very simple. There were only a few minor decisions to make:

Team Ken: As you heard them say, nothing they did mattered. Matt called that a "double lock".

Team Austin: Once they realized that 1st place was out of reach, all they had to do was not wager too much to let Team Julia back in the match.

Team Julia: They understood that they were locked into 3rd place in this game so as one of them said ""We're wagering against a number". I think they made the right decision to try and double up. I might have left a few hundred dollars in reserve, though, to defend against the other team missing in an attempt to double up themselves.

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:43 pm
by floridagator
Why does Monica lean forward and down whenever she rings? That looks terrible.

I am so sorry to see Team Julia go. Now I'm not sure whom to cheer for in the wild card game or the final.

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:10 pm
by QuizGeek75
I'm devastated that Team Julia has been eliminated as they were one of my favorite teams. They were just unlucky with the clues and with the fact that they were up against some very tough competitors in Team Austin and Team Ken.

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:21 pm
by OntarioQuizzer
floridagator wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:43 pm
That looks terrible.
She was faster than Seth or Leonard; it's hard to disagree with something that works.

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:39 pm
by opusthepenguin
MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:46 am
That had to be a stressful time for Team Colby knowing nothing until Alex delivered the good news. The team dancing had me imagining a Kenny Loggins song playing.


What? Is that not the one you were thinking of?

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:41 pm
by xxaaaxx
Not that I was expecting anything else, but holy crap that was vintage Ken. I honestly wish we could get at least one Ken vs Larissa round, but it'll probably be Brad both times.

Was not expecting Team Julia to bow out so quickly; between this and the FJ miss, a brutal match for the captain. I wonder if either of her teammates could've slowed Ken down; probably not.

BTW, is that $50k each, or $50k split three ways ($16667)?

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:41 pm
by TenPoundHammer
I swear Ken doesn't sleep or age.

"These Ray-Bans"? You mean there's more than one kind of Ray-Bans?!

Ran Circus, and surprisingly, all but $1,000 in Shooting Blanks.

NHO "save the date", thus meaning I had all but $200 in 4, 3, 4. Poll request on that one.

I had some gets today that I was really proud of: Russo-Japanese, gunboat diplomacy, supercontinent, verso. No idea how I knew all of those but not "viscera".

Lach Trash: five-and-dime, desert fox

Roger's FJ! response was amusing, and closer than I would've ever gotten. You could've spotted me "velvet r_____" and I still would've missed this one.

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:01 pm
by The Talking Mime
I've definitely heard of the Velvet Revolution, but I didn't know the term was used in that sense, and also, when I saw Havel's name, I thought of Prague Spring instead. I just said "peaceful transition." Simple, I know, but I had nothing better.

Another Ken vs. Brad final in a high level tournament? I guess we should just expect this by now, but still, I can't wait to see it. The rest of the tournament is definitely must see TV.

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:04 pm
by CyrusChan
The Talking Mime wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:01 pm
I've definitely heard of the Velvet Revolution, but I didn't know the term was used in that sense, and also, when I saw Havel's name, I thought of Prague Spring instead. I just said "peaceful transition." Simple, I know, but I had nothing better.

Another Ken vs. Brad final in a high level tournament? I guess we should just expect this by now, but still, I can't wait to see it. The rest of the tournament is definitely must see TV.
Me too. Czech, Prague Spring was the only thing that came to mind.

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:13 pm
by Euphonium
Shocked that no one got Five and Dime, especially after Seth set it up for them.

Ruling on Homo sapiens sapiens for Cro-Magnon?

Really sad to see Julia/Ben/Seth out. Julia and Ben are my two favorite contestants ever. Hope they're back for more special events in the future.

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:18 pm
by opusthepenguin
When they ask for "this 3-named historian" does that mean all three names must be given? My brain malfunctioned and coughed up Delores Kearns Goodwin on that one. I knew it didn't sound quite right for some reason, but Dorothy sounded even worse.

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:22 pm
by Euphonium
opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:18 pm
When they ask for "this 3-named historian" does that mean all three names must be given? My brain malfunctioned and coughed up Delores Kearns Goodwin
At least you didn't call her Mulva. Or Joseph Puglia.