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Game Recap for Show #6395, 2012-06-08

CONTESTANTS
Aaron Cappocchi, a writer from Burbank, California
Rosanne Lightstone, an automotive quality engineer from Royal Oak, Michigan
Sarah Fowlkes, an attorney from Brooklyn, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $9,800)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex:
Thank you, Johnny Gilbert.
Hello, ladies and gentlemen.
Nice to have you with us today for another half-hour of answers and questions.
Sarah is smiling because she's the returning champion.
She led throughout most of the game yesterday.
Had a little trouble in final, but still had enough money at the end to be declared the champion.
Rosanne and Aaron, welcome aboard.
Let's put all three of you to work right now in the Jeopardy! Round.
And here are the categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
A BARE BONES CATEGORY (5/5)
DENMARK (3/5)
DA TRAIN! DA TRAIN! (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
THE TV CHARACTER WHO WASN'T THERE (5/5) (Alex: We're talking about shows where the--one of the characters was rarely if ever seen on camera)
PROVERBIAL NUMBERS (5/5)
THINGS YOU HAVE TO DO (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Aaron: 12 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Sarah: 9 R, 2 W
Rosanne: 7 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W

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



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Aaron found the Daily Double on the 10th clue. Sarah had $1,200, Rosanne had $800, and Aaron was at $1,200. Aaron made it a True Daily Double, wagering $1,200.

DA TRAIN! DA TRAIN! $800: On April 30, 1900 this engineer died with one hand on the brake lever, saving all but himself in an unavoidable crash

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Aaron: $3,600
Rosanne: $1,800
Sarah: $800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex:
Aaron Cappocchi is a writer from Burbank, California, but a writer who has issues with certain parts of his computer.
What, specifically?

Aaron:
Uh, the caps lock key, which I hit by mistake far too often.

Alex:
So what do you do?

Aaron:
I yank it out and throw it away from every keyboard that I own.
I just make do...

Alex:
that means a little thing that can hurt your finger when you...

Aaron:
it's better than typing in all caps and looking like I'm yelling all the time.

Alex:
All right.
You'll get over this, you know, someday.

Maybe.
Make fewer mistakes.




Alex:
Rosanne Lightstone from Royal Oak, Michigan.
Now when you get, as we all do, get a song in your head and it begins to annoy you, it sticks with you for a day or two days, how do you get rid of it?
You have an interesting method.

Roseanne:
Yes, I-I sing "The Victors", the Michigan fight song.

Alex:
And that does it?

Roseanne:
Uh, yes, it does.

Alex:
No matter what tune has been hanging around your brain, the Michigan fight song will get rid of it?

Roseanne:
It takes over.

Alex:
Oh.
Okay, yes.
The "Victor" song.




Alex:
Sarah Fowlkes is an attorney from Brooklyn.
We've all had this experience.
In fact, George Carlin once did a routine talking about telling a joke while somebody was drinking a glass of milk to see if you could get 'em to have the milk come out of his nose.
You had a similar experience, but with a twist.

Sarah:
Sort of.
Uh, I once laughed so hard at "The Daily Show" that, uh, milk spurted out of my nursing baby's nose.

[Laughter]

Alex:
She has a great sense of humor.
Obviously.
[Laughs]

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
DENMARK $400: This most important naval battle of World War I took place off Denmark's coast

THINGS YOU HAVE TO DO $800: If you're Catholic, attend Mass on All Saints' Day, as it's a "holy day of" this
(Sarah: What's communion?)

(Alex: It's a holy day of [*]. That's why you have to attend.)

DENMARK $1000: This 11th century "Great" Dane united Denmark, England & Norway
(Roseanne: Who is Harold?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Aaron: $7,800
Rosanne: $3,400
Sarah: $2,800

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE LOVELY BEANS (5/5)
LATIN NAMES FOR CITIES (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
POETRY, THY NAME IS HIM (3/5)
"OCK" IT TO ME (5/5) (Alex: That's comin' up in each correct response.)
PRESIDENTIAL ALUMS (4/5)
THE TONY AWARDS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Aaron: 11 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 0 W
Rosanne: 8 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Sarah: 7 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,400



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Aaron snagged the next Daily Double on the 12th clue. Sarah had $5,200, Rosanne had $5,400, and Aaron was at $14,200. Aaron wagered $3,000.

LATIN NAMES FOR CITIES $1600: A city on the Danube:
Vindobona
(Alex: [*] is right--surprise, surprise! An educated guess that paid off handsomely.)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Rosanne who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 19th clue. Sarah had $5,200, Rosanne had $10,200, and Aaron was at $18,400. Rosanne wagered $3,000.

THE TONY AWARDS $1200: The 1956 Best Musical award went to this show that was mad about baseball

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
LATIN NAMES FOR CITIES $1200: A seaport:
Massilia
(Alex: That would be [*] in France.)

POETRY, THY NAME IS HIM $1200: "Death be not proud... Die not, poor death; nor yet canst thou kill me"
(Alex: Going back quite a few years--[*].)

POETRY, THY NAME IS HIM $2000: "That is no country for old men.
The young in one another's arms, birds in the trees"
(Alex: The poet is [*].)

PRESIDENTIAL ALUMS $2000: This man who succeeded a slain president was a quartermastedr for the Union & an alum of, duh, Union College
(Sarah: Who is Johnson?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Aaron: $21,600
Rosanne: $14,400
Sarah: $8,400

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CLICHES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Two-thirds (exactly) for first place.
Aaron: Wager $7,200 for the tie. Rosanne has cause to bet either nothing or everything, and you can't afford to lose by $1 to a nothing bet.
Rosanne: Normally in this scenario you would wager all or nothing, but in this case a $0 wager isn't an optimal option because it doesn't cover Sarah's doubled score. Wager all $14,400.
Sarah: You do have some slim hope of taking 1st place, and it's most likely to happen in the event that you're the only one to respond correctly to Final. Wager between $6,001 and $8,399.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In an 1873 Thomas Hardy serial, a chapter ends with a character dangling from an "enormous sea-bord" this

FINAL SCORES
Sarah: $8,400 - $8,300 = $100 (What is a tender hook?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Rosanne: $14,400 - $2,401 = $11,999 (What is a wooden plank) (2nd place: $2,000)
Aaron: $21,600 + $7,200 = $28,800 (What is a cliff?) (New champion: $28,800)
(Alex: [revealing Aaron's response] Yes, [*] hanger.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $8,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Aaron: $19,800, 23 R (including 2 DDs), 0 W
Rosanne: $12,600, 15 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Sarah: $8,400, 16 R, 4 W
Combined Coryat: $40,800

BATTING AVERAGES
Aaron: 24/60 = .400
Sarah: 16/58 = .276
Rosanne: 15/59 = .254
Team: 55/63 = .873

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
A BARE BONES CATEGORY $600: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew points to bones in a skeleton)

The uniquely evolved bones of this down-under denizen allow it to achieve its distinctive locomotion

A BARE BONES CATEGORY $800: This larger bone of the forearm is the most commonly broken arm bone
(Sarah: What's the humerus?)

PROVERBIAL NUMBERS $400: The last possible moment for doing something is called this hour
(Aaron: What is zero hour?)

[Aaron was initially ruled incorrect, but this was reversed at the start of Double Jeopardy]

PROVERBIAL NUMBERS $800: A 5-word bit of wisdom begins, this many's company
(Roseanne: What's "[*]'s company, three's a crowd"?)

(Alex: We'll accept that. You gave us more than we needed.)

THE LOVELY BEANS $1200: It's "bedtime for" this bean also known as the chickpea
(Alex: Not Bonzo but [*].)

LATIN NAMES FOR CITIES $2000: At the mouth of the Tagus river:
Olisipo
(Alex: [*], in Portugul, correct.)

POETRY, THY NAME IS HIM $400: "There he sang of Hiawatha, sang the song of Hiawatha, sang his wondrous birth and being"
(Sarah: Who is Tennyson?)

CORRECT RESPONSES
Casey Jones
the Battle of Jutland
obligation
Canute the Great
Vienna
Damn Yankees
Marseilles
John Donne
William Butler Yeats
Chester Arthur
a cliff
a kangaroo
radius
eleventh hour
two
garbanzo
Lisbon
(Henry Wadsworth) Longfellow

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I'm at the rightmost podium on today's show. I'd just like to say that I'm spectacularly un-proud of my contestant interview. It went from being "I need a fifth contestant tidbit to put on this form!" (I am sure I had a different one when I auditioned nearly 2 years ago) to "Why are they putting that one on Alex's card?" (he chooses from 3 on each card of his own volition) to "Oh, man, why is he asking me about this boring thing on live TV!?". I always feared the chat-with-contestants moment - and I'm one of those people who fast-forwards through it 99% of the time - but at least it's not embarrassing or confusing, just kind of flat.

In stark contrast, today's returning champ, Sarah Fowlkes, today has one of the funniest contestant stories I have ever heard.
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I was wondering who you were, but the interview pretty much gave it away. The good FJ wager in a 2/3 game also clued me in you were a student of wagering theory.

Now is the time for the Orient Express.

I had cliffhanger for FJ, but scratched out hanger at the last second.

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Cliches
In an 1873 Thomas Hardy serial, a chapter ends with a character dangling from an "enormous sea-bord" this.
Spoiler
What is a cliff? Sarah said a tenter hook; Rosanne said a wooden plank.
Aaron Cappocchi: $21,600+$7,200=$28,800...now a 1-day champion with $28,800
Rosanne Lightstone: $14,400-$2,401=$11,999
Sarah Fowlkes: $8,400-$8,300=$100
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So explain to me why the hell edamame is $400 material.

Pelvic girdle and Elsinore also seemed way out there.

"Sixes and sevens" was a total NHOI. I wonder what the etymology of that is?

Can't believe I didn't get shamrock even with "ock" and "symbol of Ireland". I was thinking Blarney stone/rock, but couldn't figure out how such a thing could be used to explain the Trinity.

"Enormous sea-bord" + cliché = I got nothing. Was expecting it to be something man-made for some reason. I don't think of the term "cliffhanger" as a cliché, either.
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6's and 7's!? OK...

First it was the baseball category, now it's the TV category that they keep switching away from. Stop making me wait for my 5/5 damnit!

Super-duper-ultra-instaget FJ. Absolutely stunned it was only a single get.

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xxaaaxx wrote:Super-duper-ultra-instaget FJ. Absolutely stunned it was only a single get.
Wouldn't have got "cliff" ever. Never, ever. I didn't even know how to process that clue.

Stunned that "zero hour" was credited. It is NOT the same thing as "eleventh hour". "Zero hour" is the time an operation commences. It has nothing to do with the last minute.

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FJ reminded me of the "stupid answers" category - you have to fight the urge to discard the too-obvious answer. I instagot it, but totally understand how someone might miss it.

Congrats to the appropriately-usernamed CAPS LOCK on your victory, even if I was making fun of you for your "interesting" story.
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zakharov wrote:FJ reminded me of the "stupid answers" category - you have to fight the urge to discard the too-obvious answer. I instagot it, but totally understand how someone might miss it.
I'm with Econgator in that I could barely even process the clue. "Bord"?
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
zakharov wrote:FJ reminded me of the "stupid answers" category - you have to fight the urge to discard the too-obvious answer. I instagot it, but totally understand how someone might miss it.
I'm with Econgator in that I could barely even process the clue. "Bord"?
I've already forgotten the exact phrasing but "dangling" plus "Cliches" as the category clued me in.
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And Aaron acted like he maxed out the Perry Card SHarks Money Cards with his one-day total, like Norma Brown did in 1978, and he even bet to tie if second went all in and both were right.

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CONGRATS TO CAP LOCK! (Sorry, I just had to shout it.) Speaking of keyboards, many years ago I used to switch the '3' and '5' on my numeric pads, which drove people crazy whenever they used my machine. If you don't know why I did that, there's no hope for you.

I agree, it took me a few seconds to process the FJ clue, but then I formed a mental image and it came right together. I was somewhat surprised it wasn't a triple get, truth be told.

Yes, Sarah's story was quite amusing. Not sure it's one I'd share on national television, but funny nonetheless.

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xxaaaxx wrote:6's and 7's!? OK...

First it was the baseball category, now it's the TV category that they keep switching away from. Stop making me wait for my 5/5 damnit!

Super-duper-ultra-instaget FJ. Absolutely stunned it was only a single get.
I easily ran the TV category as well. My precall of Carlton the doorman didn't show up, however. Nor did Mrs. Wolowitz.

Sixes and Sevens was new to me as well.

I got FJ from the image of someone dangling from something, which led me to hanging from a cliff. I guess its something that you either get or it just doesn't click. A rare word origins get for me.

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Bamaman wrote:I got FJ from the image of someone dangling from something, which led me to hanging from a cliff. I guess its something that you either get or it just doesn't click. A rare word origins get for me.
EVen if I had thought of cliff, I'm not sure I would have used it. How is "cliffhanger" a cliche?

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Bamaman wrote:I easily ran the TV category as well. My precall of Carlton the doorman didn't show up, however. Nor did Mrs. Wolowitz.
Ditto.

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TenPoundHammer wrote:So explain to me why the hell edamame is $400 material.

Pelvic girdle and Elsinore also seemed way out there.

"Sixes and sevens" was a total NHOI. I wonder what the etymology of that is?

Can't believe I didn't get shamrock even with "ock" and "symbol of Ireland". I was thinking Blarney stone/rock, but couldn't figure out how such a thing could be used to explain the Trinity.
This tells you how much you can forget in four months - "sixes and sevens" is the only one of those I can clearly recall being an answer on the board. I thought about buzzing in for that one (If I remember right, no one got it?) but I thought '6's and 7's? Could it be 6's and tens? Or 7's and 8's?", and then time was up, though I could have just gone with my gut instinct and been right. As you might be able to tell, I was very much in a "don't ring in to guess, ring in to give a correct answer" mindframe.
TenPoundHammer wrote: "Enormous sea-bord" + cliché = I got nothing. Was expecting it to be something man-made for some reason. I don't think of the term "cliffhanger" as a cliché, either.
It was very oddly worded, and Cliches really seems a misleading and unspecific category for it - much better would have been Literary Terms, or Word Origins (they just had that as an FJ category last week). It seems like it's one you either get immediately or not at all. I thought of it immediately and then spent the other 28 seconds making sure it couldn't be anything else, wasn't too simple, incorrectly formatted, etc.
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alietr wrote:CONGRATS TO CAP LOCK! (Sorry, I just had to shout it.)
HEY, THANKS A LOT, ALIETR... Crap, I mean thank you very much. Clearly I haven't gotten around to custom modifying this keyboard yet. (It's a lot harder on a laptop nowadays - on a plastic desktop keyboard you can just pop out any key with a Bic pen or a paperclip).
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Bamaman wrote:I got FJ from the image of someone dangling from something, which led me to hanging from a cliff. I guess its something that you either get or it just doesn't click. A rare word origins get for me.
EVen if I had thought of cliff, I'm not sure I would have used it. How is "cliffhanger" a cliche?
This. When I think of "cliché", I think of a tired phrase like "busy as a beaver" or "old hat", or any lyric ever written by Diane Warren. The phrase "cliffhanger" is not, by itself, a cliché.

Dangling had me briefly thinking "hanging by a thread", but that didn't seem to fit the rest of the clue.
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Glad to see you were able to make it on the show, Aaron, after you got bumped from that Wednesday taping in mid-November (oh, the joys of being a local). I figured once you got the opportunity to play you would do very well. Did they guarantee that you would be on the show the second time? It can't be too fun to wait around all day and not get to play by the 5th game of the day.

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