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Game Recap for Show #8003, 2019-05-29

James Holzhauer game 30.

CONTESTANTS
Lisa Clark, a freelance designer from Atlanta, Georgia
Faizan Kothari, an investment banking analyst from New York, New York
James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (whose 29-day cash winnings total $2,254,938)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. I'm sure many of you have wondered what the contestants and I talk about at the end of the program. On yesterday's show, James was worried a little bit because he thought that with the 2-1/4 million dollars he's already won as a Jeopardy! champion, that maybe now the casinos will look at him differently, and might not want him gambling in their venues. That remains to be determined. Faizan and Lisa, good to have you with us, and good luck. Here we go. The Jeopardy! Round. Today we start you off with these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
1919 (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
ROBOTS (5/5)
YOUR TV GOVERNMENT AT WORK (4/5)
CLOTHES MINDED (5/5)
I'M READING YOU (5/5) (Alex: You identify the author.)
LOUD & CLEAR (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
James: 14 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Faizan: 9 R, 0 W
Lisa: 5 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,800



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
James found the Daily Double on the 9th clue. James had $2,800, Faizan had $2,800, and Lisa had nothing in the bank. James made it a True Daily Double, wagering $2,800.

1919 $600: This informal literary group that included Robert Benchley & Dorothy Parker began meeting for lunch in 1919

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
James: $8,600
Faizan: $2,800
Lisa: $800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Welcome back. Lisa Clark is a freelance designer from Atlanta, Georgia, who has something in common with me. You worked for a friend of mine.

Lisa: Yes, sir.

Alex: Robert Osborne.

Lisa: Yes.

Alex: From Turner Classic Movies.

Lisa: Yeah, I know you and I are both old movie buffs. And I had someone contact me and say, "I know you like old movies, and Robert Osborne is looking for some help with his website, so we thought you might wanna do it." And I got to speak with him by phone and contacted him through email. And we talked back and forth a good bit. He's a really lovely--or was a lovely man.

Alex: He was indeed.




Alex: Faizan Kothari from New York. Investment banking analyst. Who once had a close mishap in a hot-air balloon, I understand.

Faizan: Yeah. A few years ago, I was in central Turkey, and I took a hot air balloon ride before sunrise. And it was beautiful. The landscape was amazing. But when we were coming down, it drifted away, and it almost hit a barn. And there was a crowd, and there was a horse looking like he was waiting for us. So...

Alex: Were you alone with the pilot?

Faizan: No, no. There were a few people there. My family as well, yeah.

Alex: Nobody was hurt.

Faizan: Nobody was hurt.

Alex: All right. A good ending.




Alex: James Holzhauer is our champion. We have mentioned in our introductions of you on the program that you're a Las Vegas gambler. You have won $2-1/4 million on our program. What's the most money you've ever lost on a wager you placed in Las Vegas?

James: Hm, $20,000, maybe.

Alex: Were you married at the time, or single?

James: Single.

Alex: Yeah.

[Laughter]

Alex: Did those numbers go down once you got married?

James: We don't discuss until the end of the season where the bankroll is going. It's better that way.

Alex: Okay. All right. It relieves a great deal of stress in the household.

James: Yeah.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
LOUD & CLEAR $800: You must be a necromancer! Your cacophony is doing this, a noisy idiom that refers to a man in Genesis
(James: What is raising the dead?)

YOUR TV GOVERNMENT AT WORK $1000: Ex-CIA analyst Elizabeth McCord practices both international & domestic diplomacy on this CBS show

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
James: $10,400
Faizan: $5,200
Lisa: $2,000
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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ONE BIG SWAMP (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
1980s POP LYRICS (4/5)
DIFFERS BY A VOWEL (5/5)
AWARDS & PRIZES (5/5)
SPACE "EX" (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
A LITTLE TROUBLE WITH NAMES (5/5) (Alex: The correct response will be based on the last line of the clue.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
James: 21 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Faizan: 6 R, 1 W (including 1 DD)
Lisa: 1 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 1
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,200



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
James snagged the next Daily Double on the 2nd clue. James had $12,400, Faizan had $5,200, and Lisa was at $2,000. James wagered $11,914.

ONE BIG SWAMP $1600: It comes between "Great" & "Swamp" in the name of a part of Virginia & North Carolina that doesn't sound like a tourist spot

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Faizan who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 5th clue. James had $25,514, Faizan had $6,800, and Lisa was at $2,000. Faizan wagered $4,000.

SPACE "EX" $1600: The speed of expulsion of a rocket's gas or other propellant is this "velocity"
(Faizan: What is escape?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
1980s POP LYRICS $1200: Michael Jackson:
"The word is out you're doin' wrong, gonna lock you up before too long"
(Lisa: What is "Smooth Criminal"?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
James: $43,914 (lock game)
Faizan: $9,200
Lisa: $2,800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
19th CENTURY NOVELS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; lock for second place.
James: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $25,513 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Faizan: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $3,599 (martian), and enjoy 2nd place.
Lisa: You've no hope of catching up... unless Faizan does something stupid. So risk $2,799.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The author of this tale dedicated the novel to British philosopher William Godwin, her father

FINAL SCORES
Lisa: $2,800 - $2,799 = $1 (What is &263A; ?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Faizan: $9,200 + $23 = $9,223 (What is Frankenstein?) (2nd place: $2,000)
James: $43,914 + $25,119 = $69,033 (What is Frankenstein? [picture of Frankenstein's monster]) (30-day champion: $2,323,971)
(Alex: [To Faizan] Written by Mary Shelley.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $3,000

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
James: $31,400, 35 R (including 2 DDs), 1 W
Faizan: $13,200, 15 R, 1 W (including 1 DD)
Lisa: $2,800, 6 R, 1 W
Combined Coryat: $47,400

BATTING AVERAGES
James: 36/60 = .600
Faizan: 16/59 = .271
Lisa: 6/58 = .103
Team: 58/63 = .921

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
CLOTHES MINDED $200: The extra-large pocket on the front of the hoodie is named for this creature

ROBOTS $400: The company Ozobot makes robots that introduce kids to this activity, the art of writing instructions that direct computers

YOUR TV GOVERNMENT AT WORK $400: "I am the Lord your God. Thou shalt worship no other god before me. Boy those were the days"--Sheen's 1st line on this drama
(Alex: We're not talking about Charlie Sheen here.)

SPACE "EX" $2000: (Sarah of the Clue Crew shows TRAPPIST-1 on the monitor.) 39 light-years from our sun, a red dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1 has 7 Earth-size these whose orbits are seen here; JPL says 3 of them are firmly in the habitable zone where liquid water could most likely exist

DIFFERS BY A VOWEL $800: A place for a picnic & an added work benefit
(Alex: Less than a minute.)

CORRECT RESPONSES
the Algonquin Round Table
raising Cain
Madam Secretary
dismal
exhaust
"Bad"
Frankenstein
a kangaroo
coding
The West Wing
exoplanets
park and perk
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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
19th CENTURY NOVELS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The author of this tale dedicated the novel to British philosopher William Godwin, her father

James Holzhauer: 43914+25119=69,033 (30x = $2,323,971)
Faizan Kothari: 9200+23=9223
Lisa Clark: 2800-2799=1

Correct response:
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Frankenstein (James added a drawing of Frankenstein) (Lisa – What is [smiley face]?)

Daily Doubles
James: 2800+2800
James: 12400+11914
Faizan: 6800-4000

Coryats
James: 31400
Faizan: 13200
Lisa: 2800

Combined: 47,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
James: 10400
Faizan: 5200
Lisa: 2000

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Alex's outfit today was the one he had on for his cancer announcement back in March.

If Faizan had solved DD3 the possible 17200 would still have been locked by James and his 43,914 for the FJ! round.

If DD3 is changed to the full 6800 and a correct response then 8000 + 2800 more is 20,000 and still a runaway.

James knows so much combined with very good buzzer timing to make it very hard on the challengers.

The FJ! clue was a solve and the Archive shows I had no reason to miss it.
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#7272, aired 2016-04-05 A LITERARY MARY $1200: This author's father William Godwin has been called the father of philosophical anarchism
#6716, aired 2013-11-25 HUSBANDS & WIVES $1600: He met Mary Godwin in 1812, but they didn't wed until 1816 because he was still married to his first wife, Harriet
#6518, aired 2013-01-09 IN-LAWS $1600: Social philosopher William Godwin was dad-in-law to this romantic poet
#5346, aired 2007-12-03 THE FIRST WIVES CLUB $2000: In 1814 he abandoned his pregnant wife Harriet to elope with 16-year-old Mary Godwin
#5122, aired 2006-12-12 THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY $2000: This 19th century author's maiden name was Godwin
#3708, aired 2000-10-18 "G" MEN $600: He was Mary Wollstonecraft's husband & Mary Shelley's father
#3251, aired 1998-10-26 POETIC LICENSE $1000: His first wife, Harriet, was pregnant when he ran off with teenager Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin
#2856, aired 1997-01-20 WOMEN NOVELISTS $400: Maiden name of "Frankenstein" author Mary, or "A Mother And Two Daughters" author Gail
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I wonder what a Canada map would be rooting for?

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Frankenstein was fairly recently (2/26/18) the answer to another FJ, which was the only thing that gave me even a second of pause for this straightforward FJ.
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Proud of my self for remembering Algonquin Round Table.

I'm Reading You and TV Government were 0/5.

Park/perk was my only miss in Vowel. I was trying to build off either bench, bonus, or raise, and getting nowhere.

Can't say I've heard of "Time After Time" before. That and going with the wrong Queen song (for the record, I despise Queen) left me 3/5 there.

No guess on FJ! I didn't see a single TOM in this clue at all.

Lach Trash: "Bad". That was a very surprising TS.
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I guess 80s pop is right up my alley, 5/5 recognizing all the songs and 3/5 right (mind said Bad, mouth said Beat It for no good reason, Time After Time from just the lyrics wasn't happening).

Despite plenty of previous clues, the name 'William Godwin' never stuck, but I still managed to figure it out quickly from 19th c. + British + female + expecting us to know the specific novel.

Another pedestrian, below average, unremarkable 69k. Ho hum.
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Reminder: NBA Finals start tomorrow so those in the West look for a later airing. I saw a U.S. states map divided by rooting interest. The blue states rooting for the Warriors are only: CA, NV and HI
Rooting for the Toronto Raptors: Those other 47 states
:lol: The map would probably look similar with the Yankees in the WS.

Are you a Warriors fan? Or an NBA fan for that matter? Good luck to anyone with a rooting interest.

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If Faizan doubles up on the last DD he has a small chance of not being locked out going into FJ, and he held his own after the DD. But, he made the typical extremely sub-optimal round number wager.

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Lisa was charming, and congrats to Faizan for playing a competitive game for a little while.

Godwin didn't stick for me either (read the book two years ago), but it was still an easy solve nonetheless.
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:lol: The map would probably look similar with the Yankees in the WS.
Same for Boston.. in anything. :lol:

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James now needs $196,730 to break Ken’s record. If he keeps his current average through the end of the season (which I think is 62 games), he has $4,802,873.

The only thing that came to mind was Frankenstein but didn’t put it down. TPH is rubbing off on me.

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How many other notable 19th century female authors are there who only wrote one book? Anna Sewell and Emily Bronte are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head.
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got the final jeopardy clue correct by default...can name 4 books written by 19th century british women...3 of them didn't seem to fit with philosophy in the clue, so went with frankenstein

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This is the second day in a row James got a FJ with the same correct response as one Ken also had.

Amusingly, it was one of Ken's opponents who also added a picture. http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=1611

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James knew that merely having twice as much as Faisal at the start of Double Jeopardy wasn't good enough, so he immediately went Daily Double hunting. And then he found one and nearly made it a true Daily Double. And that was the Practical end of the game.

Then Faison found a daily double, didn't know what to do with it, and then got it wrong.

I was surprised that Hugo was an answer in Double Jeopardy since it had also been an answer for author.
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It's so unreal that $69k was a low scoring game for James.
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Wheatley wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 10:33 pm
It's so unreal that $69k was a low scoring game for James.
He really went down...

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For "the informal literary group that included Robert Benchley & Dorothy Parker," do you think they would have accepted "What is The Vicious Circle?"

"I am the Lord your God. Thou shalt worship no other god before me." I'm glad Alex clarified that it was MARTIN and not Charlie Sheen who said that, because the quote's such a mess that I assumed we were talking Two and a Half Men. But apparently it was the educated Josiah Bartlett (or his incompetent writer) that didn't know how to avoid mixing plural "your" and singular "thou" in a couple of short declarative sentences. This is why I hate it when people try to imitate King James or Shakespearean English. They think all you have to do is throw in a few thees and thous and stick an -eth or an -est (fielder's choice) on the ends of a few random words. It never enters their head that this form of the language has a grammar and you sound like an idiot if you don't know what it is. The correct statement from the KJV, for the record, is "I am the Lord THY God. THOU shalt have no other GODS [plural] before me." Given that this was Sheen's first line on The West Wing, you'd think Sorkin could have taken the trouble to make him sound intelligent. Not that I care. I'm still bitter that the second season of Sports Night was mediocre because Aaron Sorkin was spending all his time making Democrat porn.

Like Faizan, I guessed "escape velocity" just to have something. "Exhaust velocity" makes sense and fits the category, but it's not a familiar term. If I'd paid more attention to the category, I might have made a guess with "ex" in it ("what is excape velocity"?). I might even have worked out the right thing to guess. Note to self: For the 5000th time, ALWAYS be aware of the category.

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Ironhorse wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 8:17 pm
How many other notable 19th century female authors are there who only wrote one book? Anna Sewell and Emily Bronte are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head.
I don't see anything in the wording indicating this was her only novel.

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 11:23 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 8:17 pm
How many other notable 19th century female authors are there who only wrote one book? Anna Sewell and Emily Bronte are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head.
I don't see anything in the wording indicating this was her only novel.
Yeah, going back and reading it, it doesn't limit it to one novel. I think the context suggests that it's likely somebody mostly known for one novel, but that may just be my reading of it.
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