Catch 21: Our players tonight are:
Stacie Ratliffe (Alexandria, VA)- Technical recruiter for an Internet dating service
Tom (originally from Buffalo, NY)- Executive assistant from West Hollywood, CA
Marcia Leslie (originally from Cincinnati)- Video tape editor
STACIE: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS
TOM: 2 OF SPADES
MARCIA: 2 OF CLUBS
1. What Broadway musical is based on a “Monty Python” movie?
TOM: “Spam-a-lot”- CORRECT (100)
CARD: 10 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO MARCIA (12)
2. Who did TV Guide list as the “Sexiest Woman on TV” of this year?
A: Katherine Heigl
B: Jennifer Love Hewitt
C: Mariska Hargitay
TOM: Jennifer Love Hewitt- YES INDEED (200)
CARD: QUEEN OF CLUBS; MARCIA OUT OF ROUND WITH 22
3. According to a 2008 survey of sex therapists in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, what is the optimal time for love making?
A: 3-13 minutes
B: 13-20 minutes
C: 20-27 minutes
TOM: 20-27 minutes- INCORRECT
STACIE: 3-13 minutes- CORRECT (100)
CARD: 5 OF SPADES; PASSES TO TOM (7)
4. Who said “I married the first man I ever kissed”?
A: Christina Aguilera
B: Barbara Bush
C: Elizabeth Taylor
TOM: Barbara Bush- GOOD GUESS (300)
CARD: 10 OF SPADES; TAKES IT (17)
5. What hair style popular in the ‘90s was named for a character on “Friends”?
TOM: Rachael- RIGHT AGAIN (400)
CARD: QUEEN OF HEARTS- AUTOMATICALLY GOES TO STACIE (20)
6. According to a May 2008 “Glamour” magazine survey, which celebrity would people most like to have as a celebrity neighbor?
A: Kelly Ripa
TOM: Oprah- RIGHT ONCE MORE (500)
If this next card isn’t an Ace, he wins the round.
CARD: 4 OF HEARTS- WIN AT 21 (1,000)
STACIE: KING OF DIAMONDS
TOM: 9 OF DIAMONDS
MARCIA: JACK OF HEARTS
1. Which of these items would you most expect to be served first at an Italian restaurant (like Olive Garden)?
A: Osso Buco
STACIE: Bruschetta- CORRECT (200)
CARD: 7 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO TOM (16)
2. It ends in Santa Monica, but where does the legendary Route 66 begin?
TOM: Chicago- RIGHT (1,100)
CARD: ACE OF CLUBS, WHICH HE MUST TAKE (17)
3. What President’s signature can be seen on a plaque while on the Moon?
Tom: Richard Nixon- YES INDEED (1,200)
CARD: ACE OF SPADES; FREEZES AT 18
4. More than 85,000 people tried out to be on Paris Hilton’s reality show as her what?
STACIE: Best friend- CORRECT (300)
CARD: KING OF HEARTS; FREEZES AT 20
CARD #5: 7 OF SPADES (17)
CARD #6: 3 OF SPADES (20)
FINAL CARD: 2 OF DIAMONDS- BUSTS BY ONE AND STACIE ADVANCES TO THE FINAL ROUND! (800)
STACIE: 6 OF CLUBS
TOM: 8 OF HEARTS
1. Which funny woman married funny man Gene Wilder?
A: Gilda Radner
B: Teri Garr
C: Lily Tomlin
TOM: Gilda Radner- RIGHT
CARD: 7 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO STACIE (13)
2. You can now buy jockey suits, inspirational mugs and your very own passion journal at what talk show host’s Midwestern store?
STACIE: Oprah- GOOD GUESS
CARD: 9 OF CLUBS, AUTOMATICALLY GOING TO TOM (17)
3. What pungent green pate…?
TOM: Wasabi- YOU BET
If this next card is a 4, 9, 10 or a face card, he’s our champion.
CARD: 5 OF CLUBS, GOING TO STACIE (18)
4. What was Raymond’s job on “Everybody Loves Raymond”?
A: Garbage man
B: Sports writer
C: Couples therapist
TOM: Sports writer- RIGHT
If the next card is 4 or higher, he wins.
CARD: JACK OF CLUBS- WIN!
Super Catch 21: Like the past two times, Tom has two change chips to work with.
HAND #1: 9 OF CLUBS
HAND #2: 5 OF CLUBS
HAND #3: JACK OF CLUBS
CARD #4: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS; CHANGES IT
CARD #5: 2 OF CLUBS; PLACES IT IN HAND #1 (11)
CARD #6: 2 OF SPADES; PLACES IT IN HAND #2 (7)
CARD #7: 10 OF HEARTS ($1,000)
CARD #8: QUEEN OF CLUBS; CHANGES IT
CARD #9: 10 OF SPADES; PLACES IT IN HAND #2 (17)
CARD #10: 5 OF DIAMONDS; PLACED IN HAND #3 (15)- STOPS AT $1,000
CARD #11: JACK OF DIAMONDS
He takes home $2,000.
Jeopardy!: Mark Wales hopes to come out a four-time champion after facing Gabriel Lyon (a technical services representative from Madison, WS) and Cheryl Grothaus (a computer programmer from NYC). Opening categories:
PUTTIN’ OUT THE WELCOME MATT
IT’S AN ETHNIC THING (the nationality needs to be identified in each correct response)
O BEFORE E
EXCEPT AFTER SEA
At halftime, the champ’s ahead with $2,200. Lyon’s only $200 behind while the woman in the middle has a grand. The three categories left are Puttin’ Out the Welcome Matt, Financial Planning and Except After Sea. Grothaus’ in control, and she chooses the $200 Except After Sea clue.
Moses knowses the summer water surface temperature of this 175,000-square miles sea averages about 85 degrees.
Cheryl: “What is the Red Sea?”- CORRECT ($1,200); $400, SAME CATEGORY
This sea named for an explorer is the northern part of the Pacific between Siberia and Alaska.
Mark: “What is the Bering Sea?”- RIGHT ($2,600); MIDDLE EXCEPT AFTER SEA CLUE
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLYYYY DOUBLE! His bet is two grand. To keep the lead or fall to last place:
This sea has Georgia on its mind (well, its eastern side, anyway) and Bulgaria on its west.
“What is the Black Sea?”…he’s right to go to $4,600!
$800 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
Delos, a small island of the Cyclades, is in this sea east of Greece.
Cheryl: “What is the Agean Sea?”- CORRECT ($2,000); FINAL CLUE IN EXCEPT AFTER SEA
Seen here is this sea here.
Gabriel: “What is the Baltic Sea?”- RIGHT ($3,000); FIRST CLUE IN FINANCIAL PLANNING
A type of bank account, or the accumulated simoleons you’ve put aside.
Mark: “What is a savings?”- RIGHT ($4,800); $400 FINANCIAL PLANNING CLUE
With a 529 plan, you can give up to $270,000 to a beneficiary for this purpose.
Gabriel: “What is a college education?”- YES ($3,400); MIDDLE CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
These U.S. government securities whose term is 30 years are risk free, but they also pay the least interest.
Cheryl: “What are savings bonds?”- RIGHT ($2,600); $200, PUTTIN’ OUT THE WELCOME MATT
This “Friends” star list the tip of his right middle finger in a childhood accident (it’s not LeBlanc).
Cheryl: “What is Joey?”- NO WAY ($2,400)
Gabriel: “Who is Schwimmer?”- ALSO WRONG ($3,200)
Mark: “Who is Matthew Perry?”- RIGHT ($5,000); $400, SAME CATEGORY
On June 24, 2005, this Matt, Matt, Matt interviewed Tom Cruise on NBC.
Cheryl: “Who is Matt Lauer?”- OF COURSE IT IS ($2,800); $600, SAME TOPIC
Twelve years after taking a “Day Off”, he played Dr. Niko Tatopoulos in 1998’s “Godzilla”.
Mark: “Who is Matthew Broderick?”- RIGHT ($5,600); $800, SAME SUBJECT
He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance as a cop in “Crash”.
Mark: “Who was Matt Dillon?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($6,400); FINAL MATT CLUE
He played the “Private Ryan” Tom Hanks was trying to save.
Mark: “Who was Matt Damon?”- RIGHT ONCE AGAIN ($7,400)
$800 FINANCIAL PLANNING CLUE:
Sounds like an auto mishap, but it’s a type of IRA whose funds come from another retirement plan.
Gabriel: “What is rollover?”- RIGHT ($4,000)
LAST CLUE OF THE ROUND:
Also called a unit trust, it’s an entity that invests the money of a pool of people in various securities.
Gabriel: “What is a mutual fund?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($5,000)
LACH TRASH FOR ROUND 1: $1,400
MYTHOLOGY & ART
CROSSWORD CLUES “P”
The champ finds the Daily Double under the $2,000 U.S. Presidents clue with $8,600 thus far. Lyon still has five grand and the lady has $1,200. His wager is $3,000 to go into five figures:
Warren Harding chose this future president as his Secretary of Commerce.
“Who is Hoover?”…IS RIGHT to go to $11,600! At the halfway mark, the scores:
Left are Ballet Basics (except for the $400 clue), Storied Hotels and the crossword category. She picks the $800 Ballet Basics clue.
This ordinal ballet position traditionally has both arms extended outward.
Gabriel: “What is first position?”- WRONG ($4,600)
TRIPLE STUMPER: Second position
$400 CROSSWORD CLUE:
U.S. Constitutional preface (8)
Mark: “What is the Preamble?”- YOU BET ($13,200); $800 CROSSWORD CLUE
One-ounce liquor glass (4)
TRIPLE STUMPER: Pony
MIDDLE CROSSWORD CLUE:
Arctic bird aka the sea parrot (6)
Mark: “What is a puffin?”- CORRECT ($14,400); $1,600, SAME CATEGORY
Cricket field’s central part (5)
Cheryl: “What is a pitch?”- YES ($4,000); LAST CROSSWORD CLUE
Plants’ food-conduction tissue (6)
Gabriel: “What is ploeum?”- RIGHT ($6,600); $400 CLUE IN STORIED HOTELS
The demolition of Finbar’s Hotel in this capital inspired seven Irish authors to write a book of tales set in it.
Gabriel: “What is Dublin?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($7,000); $800 HOTELS CLUE
She often stayed at Brown’s Hotel in London, and it’s said that it inspired her mystery novel “At Bertram’s Hotel”.
Mark: “Who was Agatha Christie?”- YES INDEED ($15,200); MIDDLE HOTELS CLUE
Tragedy strikes a high school student staying at the Waldorf in this Nebraska woman’s 1905 story “Paul’s Case”.
Gabriel: “Who is Willa Cather?”- RIGHT ($8,200); $1,600, SAME SUBJECT
Hemingway rode across the river and into the trees while living in this city’s Grete Palace and part of the book is set there.
Gabriel: “What is Venice?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($9,800); FINAL CLUE IN STORIED HOTELS
Daphne Du Maurier fans love to stay at this Cornwall “Inn” with a Caribbean name; it inspired one of her novels.
Mark: “What is Jamaican Inn?”- RIGHT ($17,200)
$1,200 BALLET BASICS CLUE:
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLYYY DOUBLE #2! But he bets just $200.
The name of this classic ballet pose is derived from the name of a peninsula.
“What is Iberian?”…smart wagering there. It was actually an Arabesque, so he now has an even 17 grand.
The name of this ballet move is from the old French for “spinning top”.
Cheryl: “What is Perouette?”- RIGHT ($5,600)
FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND:
This ballet move with a four-letter name is a jump forward, backward or to the side.
Mark: “What is Clei?”- NO ($15,000)
Gabriel: “What is Jtai?”- YES ($11,800)
LACH TRASH FOR DJ! ROUND: $8,000
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
FJ! CATEGORY: Civil War History.
Though 1863’s Emancipation Proclamation applied only to the Confederacy, this Union state, one of the original 13, ended slavery November 1, 1864.
Response: “What is New Hampshire?”
Final score: $1
Lyon had a guess of “What is Delaware?”…
“What is Delaware?”
…not it either. His wager was…11 grand, meaning he drops to $800 and will likely take home $2,000 unless the champ did something very stupid. He wrote down “What is Maryland?”…that wins him another $8,601 for a total of $23,601 tonight and $105,003 for four days! Well done, sir!