Wednesday, July 23, 2008

7/23/2008 Results

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
B: Oprah
C: ???

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)

ROUND 2:

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
B: Tiramisu
C: Bruschetta

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

MARCIA:
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)

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND:

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…?

A: Gyoza
B: Wasabi
C: Sashimi

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:

GEOLOGY
PUTTIN’ OUT THE WELCOME MATT
FINANCIAL PLANNING
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

DJ! Categories:

U.S. PRESIDENTS
BIOPICS
BALLET BASICS
STORIED HOTELS
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:

Mark: $12,800
Cheryl: $2,400
Gabriel: $5,400

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.

$1,600:

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!:

Mark: $15,000
Cheryl: $5,600
Gabriel: $11,800

CORYAT SCORES:

Mark: $12,800
Cheryl: $5,600
Gabriel: $11,800

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.

CHERYL:
Response: “What is New Hampshire?”
Wager: $5,599
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!

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