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Thursday, May 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Thu May 16, 2019 10:12 am

Game Recap for Show #7994, 2019-05-16

2019 Teachers Tournament final game 1.

CONTESTANTS
Sara DelVillano, a middle school instrumental music teacher from Lanham, Maryland
Francois Barcomb, an 11th grade physics teacher from New Paltz, New York
Conor Quinn, a high school world history teacher from Albany, New York

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. At long last, the final. The first half today. These three people--Sara, Francois and Conor--have a lot of extra pressure on them today. They want to do well because they know their students are watching them back home. That's a lot of pressure. Good luck to you, though. Let's go to work right now in the first half of the finals. Today, the first round has these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE ACCESSORIZED TEACHER (5/5)
CROSSWORD CLUES "L" (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
DANCING BACK TO DISCO (5/5)
PLANTS & FLOWERS (5/5)
TEXT (5/5)
BOOKS (3/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Francois: 10 R, 0 W
Conor: 10 R, 1 W (including 1 DD)
Sara: 7 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,600



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Conor found the Daily Double on the 8th clue. Conor had $2,400, Francois had $600, and Sara was at $1,000. Conor made it a True Daily Double, wagering $2,400.

CROSSWORD CLUES "L" $800: Fungi & algae combo
(6)
(Conor: Yeah.)
(Alex: Yeah?)
(Conor: Nothing.)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Sara: $2,200
Conor: $1,600
Francois: $1,600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Sara DelVillano is from Maryland. Now, each year in our Teachers Tournament, we see some of the students cheering on their teachers.

Sara: Mm-hm.

Alex: How did your students inspire you for this tournament?

Sara: Post--Post-It notes, Alex. They--actually, I have them here.

[Sara shows an envelope full of Post-It notes.]

Sara: They left them all over my classroom.

Alex: Oh, gosh.

Sara: With facts about everything that they know about. And they just left them everywhere around my classroom. So they're--they're here with me today.

Alex: Now, have any of those notes come up in the games that you've seen?

Sara: Some of the Bible information.

Alex: Oh, really?

Sara: Yeah. Yeah.

Alex: All right. Well, good for you and your students, then.




Alex: Francois Barcomb from New Paltz, New York. One thing I've been meaning to ask you about. You seem to be in pretty good shape.

Francois: Well, thank you.

Alex: And I understand that you work out with other teachers. What do you guys do?

Francois: We converted a garage to our own little gymnasium that we use, and--but it's mostly teachers after school getting together.

Alex: So it's social time rather than exercise time.

Francois: Yes, we've been known to rehydrate.




Alex: Conor Quinn, the bit of information I have on you is that you cried the first baseball game you went to. How old were you then?

Conor: I was six. So it's--

Alex: Why did you cry?

Conor: May of 1996, I went down to Yankee Stadium. And at that time, all I wanted--I wanted more than anything in the world to have a baseball signed by Darryl Strawberry. And he was signing autographs and he stopped at the person right before me. And I was so distraught that I barely noticed when some rookie that I had never even heard of came over and signed the ball. And my dad was trying to convince me. He was like, "Maybe this guy will be really good." And I looked down, and I was like, "I don't even know who Derek Jeter is."

[Laughter]

Alex: You do now.

Conor: Yeah.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
BOOKS $600: It's the term for an illustration facing a book's title page

BOOKS $1000: (Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a book and its ISBN.) On the back of every book there's a code; on the one here, the 0 denotes the book is from an English-language country, & the number here stands for the publisher; the whole series is called an ISBN, this type of book number
(Sara: What is International Serial Book Number?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Francois: $7,200
Sara: $2,800
Conor: $2,200
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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
GRITTY (4/5)
EUROPEAN HISTORY (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
"NEW" ENTERTAINMENT (5/5)
PEOPLE ON THE MAP (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
BIBLE TRANSLATION (5/5)
ADD A VOWEL (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Francois: 11 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Conor: 10 R (including 1 rebound), 3 W (including 1 DD)
Sara: 5 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Conor snagged the next Daily Double on the 4th clue. Conor had $4,200, Francois had $7,600, and Sara was at $2,800. Conor wagered $2,000.

PEOPLE ON THE MAP $1600: The Karen neighborhood of Nairobi was once the home of this author
(Conor: I don't know.)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Francois who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 14th clue. Conor had $3,400, Francois had $10,000, and Sara was at $3,600. Francois wagered $2,000.

EUROPEAN HISTORY $1600: This extreme right-wing ideology big in 1930s & '40s Europe gets its name from a Roman bundle of wooden rods
(Alex: For the fasces, yes.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
PEOPLE ON THE MAP $2000: Bolivia & this city, its capital, are both named for men known as liberators
(Conor: What is La Paz?)
(Sara: Uh... no.)
...
(Alex: Who is Antonio José de [*]?)

EUROPEAN HISTORY $2000: 6th century Byzantine emperor Justinian defeated these eastern Goths in Italy
(Conor: Who are the Huns?)
(Francois: Who are the Visigoths?)

GRITTY $2000: "Mule Variations" won a Folk Album Grammy for this gravel-voiced singer who also acted in "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Francois: $18,800 (lock game)
Sara: $6,800
Conor: $4,600

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20th CENTURY BESTSELLING AUTHORS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; two-thirds for second place.
Francois: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $5,199 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Sara: Wager $2,401 to cover Conor.
Conor: Risk between $0 and $200, and you just may move up into second place.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He once said, "In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage...who we are and where we have come from"

FINAL SCORES
Conor: $4,600 + $1,000 = $5,600 (Who is Haley??)
Sara: $6,800 - $2,000 = $4,800 (Who is ?)
Francois: $18,800 + $1,600 = $20,400 (Who is Alex Haley?)
(Alex: [To Conor] The author of Roots.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $7,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Francois: $18,400, 21 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Conor: $9,000, 20 R, 4 W (including 2 DDs)
Sara: $6,800, 12 R, 2 W
Combined Coryat: $34,200

BATTING AVERAGES
Francois: 22/59 = .373
Conor: 21/60 = .350
Sara: 12/58 = .207
Team: 55/63 = .873

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
THE ACCESSORIZED TEACHER $400: This accessory is placed between the 3rd & 4th shirt buttons & prevents the look seen here

PLANTS & FLOWERS $600: It's handy to have one of these plants right in your kitchen for soup & pasta

PLANTS & FLOWERS $1000: This flower with sword-shaped leaves gets its name from the Latin for "small sword"

"NEW" ENTERTAINMENT $1200: An April 1981 theatrical rerelease added this 3-word subtitle to the opening crawl
(Alex: Yes, for Star Wars.)

ADD A VOWEL $2000: To fuse metal using heat fires up a vowel to emerge as a word meaning to exercise power
(Alex: One category left with a minute to go.)

BIBLE TRANSLATION $800: St. Jerome translated much of the Bible into this language for the Vulgate
(Francois: What is Italian?)

CORRECT RESPONSES
lichen
a frontispiece
International Standard
Isak Dinesen, or Karen Blixen
Fascism
Sucre
Ostrogoths
Tom Waits
Alex Haley
a tie clip
basil
a gladiola
A New Hope
weld and wield
Latin
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Re: Thursday, May 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by theFJguy » Thu May 16, 2019 11:03 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20th CENTURY BESTSELLING AUTHORS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He once said, “In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage…who we are and where we have come from”

Conor Quinn: 4600+1000=5600
Francois Barcomb: 18800+1600=20400
Sara DelVillano: 6800-2000=4800

Correct response:
Spoiler
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Alex Haley (Sara – Who is?)

Daily Doubles
Conor: 2400-2400
Conor: 4200-2000
Francois: 10000+2000

Coryats
Conor: 9000
Francois: 18400
Sara: 6800

Combined: 34,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Conor: 2200
Francois: 7200
Sara: 2800

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Re: Thursday, May 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu May 16, 2019 11:18 am

Cool to have two J! things in the game with "TOC" as part of a clue in BOOKS and later in the category Sarah had the back of The Jeopardy! Book of Answers for the ISBN clue.

Conor would have been better off not finding the DDs has his -4400 did him no favors while he mostly was even with Francois on the buzzer.

Francois missed a chance to have an even healthier lead going into day 2 tomorrow. The FJ! category should not have been scary and to me he should have bet at least $5,000 instead of $1,600 we saw.

The FJ! clue is the kind that would sting to miss since I read the book. Having paid my dues through both reading and TV viewing I was done before the music began. Nice of the gentlemen not to bring up any Airport controversy with their spelling of the writers.

Off the category I was thinking the author would be someone who has had many books all over the bestselling list spanning many years. Nope, no Rowling, Seuss, King, Cornwell, Patterson or Grisham .

Conor did a nice job with his 1996 baseball signing story although I saw the ending coming long before Alex did.

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Thu May 16, 2019 12:14 pm

Went Frank McCourt (Angela's Ashes) for FJ. I hate missing book questions.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Thu May 16, 2019 7:42 pm

Anyone else sing along to the disco category?

....

....

...just me? Hmph.

Instaget FJ. Maybe he was gunshy after missing two DDs, but I'd have gone all-in if I were Conor. I guess it doesn't make his job that much harder tomorrow.
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Thu May 16, 2019 11:18 am
Conor did a nice job with his 1996 baseball signing story although I saw the end-
"Jeter. It was Derek Jeter. Cmon, get to the punchline, it was Derek Jeter."

I'd make a terrible host.

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Post by gnash » Thu May 16, 2019 7:44 pm

Totally gettable FJ, but not for me today, ending my 19-day streak (a personal best). :(

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Post by opusthepenguin » Thu May 16, 2019 8:00 pm

I'm pretty sure I ran at least three categories tonight--Crossword Clues "L", Plants & Flowers, and Bible Translation--but I didn't keep track.

For Conor's DD on the fungi & algae combo, I paused the playback to give Mrs P a shot. Like Conor, she couldn't get there. I finally said, "You not likin' this clue?" and she laughed.

I wasn't expecting that Torquemada clue.

I said "nacre" rather than "mother-of-pearl". Same thing, so I get credit as well.

Surprised no one got frontispiece or International STANDARD Book Number or Sucre (even after having La Paz eliminated) or Tom Waits (ok I'm not THAT surprised on that one). Not surprised no one got Ostrogoths. Even after the Huns and the Visigoths were eliminated, I would've guessed Vandals. For some reason the word "goths" in the clue made me think that word wouldn't show up in the correct response.

I pre-called Arthur Hailey for this FJ category and laughed when I saw the clue. As Mark notes, it's a good thing Conor didn't introduce any spelling confusion. I think they'd have had to neg "Who is Hailey?" but would have accepted "Who is Alex Hailey?" Since Conor gave us the correct Haley rather than the similarly/identically pronounced Hailey, he gets credit.

I agree that Francois' wager was overly conservative. But he's still in good shape for tomorrow. It's going to be really surprising if there's an upset. His commanding lead is clearly no fluke. He's been the best player by a good margin in all three of his games.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu May 16, 2019 8:30 pm

I've never worn a tie in my life, so I didn't know "tie clips" were a thing.

Ran Crossword Clues "L", Add a Vowel, and Bible. All but FBI in Text, "international standard" in Book, and Tom Waits in Grit.

NHO the Disco songs at $400 or $600.

People on the Map and European History were 0/5 for me.

I didn't see a single keyword anywhere in this FJ! Could be anyone. How was this 2/3?!

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Post by Vowela » Thu May 16, 2019 9:10 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:30 pm
I didn't see a single keyword anywhere in this FJ! Could be anyone. How was this 2/3?!
"to know our heritage…who we are and where we have come from" is literally talking about roots, making Roots a pretty good guess, and then just naming the author. That being said, it was only after the answer was revealed that I made the connection :oops:.

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Post by CasketRomance » Thu May 16, 2019 9:11 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Anyone else sing along to the disco category?

....

....

...just me? Hmph.

Instaget FJ. Maybe he was gunshy after missing two DDs, but I'd have gone all-in if I were Conor. I guess it doesn't make his job that much harder tomorrow.
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:18 am
Conor did a nice job with his 1996 baseball signing story although I saw the end-
"Jeter. It was Derek Jeter. Cmon, get to the punchline, it was Derek Jeter."

I'd make a terrible host.
i did on the hot stuff clue

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Post by CasketRomance » Thu May 16, 2019 9:14 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:30 pm
I've never worn a tie in my life, so I didn't know "tie clips" were a thing.

Ran Crossword Clues "L", Add a Vowel, and Bible. All but FBI in Text, "international standard" in Book, and Tom Waits in Grit.

NHO the Disco songs at $400 or $600.

People on the Map and European History were 0/5 for me.

I didn't see a single keyword anywhere in this FJ! Could be anyone. How was this 2/3?!

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Post by CasketRomance » Thu May 16, 2019 9:15 pm

Vowela wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:10 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:30 pm
I didn't see a single keyword anywhere in this FJ! Could be anyone. How was this 2/3?!
"to know our heritage…who we are and where we have come from" is literally talking about roots, making Roots a pretty good guess, and then just naming the author. That being said, it was only after the answer was revealed that I made the connection :oops:.
same here....made sense after the fact...had nothing before the reveal

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu May 16, 2019 9:18 pm

Vowela wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:10 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:30 pm
I didn't see a single keyword anywhere in this FJ! Could be anyone. How was this 2/3?!
"to know our heritage…who we are and where we have come from" is literally talking about roots, making Roots a pretty good guess, and then just naming the author. That being said, it was only after the answer was revealed that I made the connection :oops:.
I just couldn't make any connections. The clue might as well have been gibberish.
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Post by Volante » Thu May 16, 2019 10:32 pm

Very sad my precall in a particular category wasn't used...

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Final took a couple beats as the gears processed the TOM but safely within 5 seconds.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu May 16, 2019 10:56 pm

Volante wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 10:32 pm
Very sad my precall in a particular category wasn't used...

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Final took a couple beats as the gears processed the TOM but safely within 5 seconds.
Don't be sad, be glad.

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Also, February, was not that long ago. ;)

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Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu May 16, 2019 11:14 pm

As soon as I saw Haley I knew that was right, but I put down Leon Uris.

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Re: Thursday, May 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CailinGaoilge » Thu May 16, 2019 11:22 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:18 pm
Vowela wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:10 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:30 pm
I didn't see a single keyword anywhere in this FJ! Could be anyone. How was this 2/3?!
"to know our heritage…who we are and where we have come from" is literally talking about roots, making Roots a pretty good guess, and then just naming the author. That being said, it was only after the answer was revealed that I made the connection :oops:.
I just couldn't make any connections. The clue might as well have been gibberish.
The first thing that came to my mind was 'who would heritage mean a lot to?' Answer: people who had their heritage stripped away, which led me to African Americans, which led me straight to Roots and Alex Haley before Alex had finished reading the clue.

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Post by OrangeSAM » Thu May 16, 2019 11:32 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:11 pm
xxaaaxx wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Anyone else sing along to the disco category?

....

....

...just me? Hmph.

Instaget FJ. Maybe he was gunshy after missing two DDs, but I'd have gone all-in if I were Conor. I guess it doesn't make his job that much harder tomorrow.
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:18 am
Conor did a nice job with his 1996 baseball signing story although I saw the end-
"Jeter. It was Derek Jeter. Cmon, get to the punchline, it was Derek Jeter."

I'd make a terrible host.
i did on the hot stuff clue
Did you also do the dance from The Full Monty?
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Re: Thursday, May 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Thu May 16, 2019 11:49 pm

OrangeSAM wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:32 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:11 pm
xxaaaxx wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Anyone else sing along to the disco category?

....

....

...just me? Hmph.

Instaget FJ. Maybe he was gunshy after missing two DDs, but I'd have gone all-in if I were Conor. I guess it doesn't make his job that much harder tomorrow.
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:18 am
Conor did a nice job with his 1996 baseball signing story although I saw the end-
"Jeter. It was Derek Jeter. Cmon, get to the punchline, it was Derek Jeter."

I'd make a terrible host.
i did on the hot stuff clue
Did you also do the dance from The Full Monty?
not familiar with that movie

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