Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"Jeopardy!" 7/21

Can Stefan Goodreau carry his momentum from last night against:

Sarah Linn (San Luis Obispo, CA)- Journalist
Brent Philyaw (Atlanta)- Wood finisher

(Note: Stefan's dad, John, was a champion on the show late last season.)

Tuesday's first six categories:

HARRY TRUMAN
CONTRACT KILLINGS
SHAM, WOW!
THAT'S JUST DUCKY
PARTS
SAY IT IN LATIN

Stefan's going for an instant sweep of Sham, Wow! with this $1,000 clue:

Let me save you time & money! No dead leader's assets need moving from this country's capital of Abuja; ignore the E-mail!

Philyaw spoils the sweep with "What is Nigeria?" for a grand. A little later, Linn has a HARD time pronouncing the category of That's Just Ducky correctly before it starts; she ends up with $400 by the time we reach the first break (just after the break, though, one of her previously incorrect responses was ruled acceptable, bringing her out from $1,200 in the hole). Meanwhile, Stefan has $3,200, trailing Philyaw for the early lead by $600. Stefan later unravels the Daily Double under the $1,000 Say It In Latin clue with $4,800, leading Philyaw by a grand this time; Linn now has $1,800. Like yesterday's first round, Stefan decides to go ALL IN! Here's the clue, this time for $9,600 or nothing:

"From the chair of authority"

"What is De Deo?"...NO WAY. It was "ex cathedra". As a result, the round ends with Philyaw at six grand and a much bigger lead; the others have $1,800 apiece.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,000
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,400
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $2,400

DJ! Categories:

BACH'S CANTATAS
DIRECT TO FILM
BIBLE QUOTES
STUPID ANSWERS

A ROUND OF GULF
"T" TIME


We start off with Stupid Answers, with the first clue there being told by Kelli from the Sandeman Winery in Portugal:

In Portugal, the finest wine corks are made from this variety of oak tree.

Stefan of course is right with "What is cork?" for $2,200. For $800:

Prune producers know to do this to plum trees each year to maintain vigorous fruiting wood.

Stefan is 2 for 2 in that category with "What is to prune them?", giving him an even three grand. Middle clue is told by Sarah from NYC's Grand Central Terminal:

When the two-year restoration was unveiled in 1998, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said that this has truly been put back into the Grand Central Terminal.

Linn's in this time with "What is Grand?"...that's correct to tie for second place for the moment. $1,600:

Hofstadter's Law is formulated as "It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account" this.

Philyaw gives a ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE with "What is that it takes longer than you expect?", dropping him to $4,400.

FIRST TRIPLE STUMPER OF THE ROUND: Hofstadter's Law

Final clue of the season's final Stupid Answers category:

Giambologna's Fountain of Neptune, seen here, is a monument in this Italian city.

Stefan gives his second ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE of this evening with "What is Netudo?", sending him back to a grand. Philyaw then capitalizes with "What is Bologna?", taking him up to $6,400. In the second half of the round, Linn goes Daily Double Hunting...but Stefan ends up finding one of the two under the $2,000 "T" Time clue. Lo and behold, in spite of those blown responses early on, he's back in front with $10,200, while Philyaw has $6,400 and Linn has $4,200. He wagers four grand. Once again, a lead of his is on the lead, this time with the following:

It can be an expanse of land or time, or a pamphlet.

"What is tract?"...THAT'S RIGHT to go to $14,200 and Lock Game Territory for the time being! He then goes hunting for the other DD in A Round of Gulf...after first choosing the $1,600 and $1,200 clues, he finds it under the $2,000 spot! Now with 17 grand, he wagers...just $1,600 this time. Wise choice, my friend. Here's the clue:

In 1989 over 11 million gallons of oil spilled into this sound in the Gulf of Alaska.

"What is the Sound of Silence?"...ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE #3 OF THE EVENING BY THIS GUY. At least he wanted to have some fun with that turn. Anyway, we were looking for Prince William's Sound. Mercifully, time then runs out for this round.

DJ! LACH TRASH (attempted): $5,200

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Stefan: $15,400 (his second lock game in a row)
Brent: $6,400
Sarah: $4,200

CORYAT SCORES:

Stefan: $19,800
Brent: $6,400
Sarah: $4,200


FJ! CATEGORY: Books Inspired By History.

"Follow the Drinking Gourd" tells how slaves escaped to freedom guided by a song about this star group.

SARAH:
Response: "What is The Big Dipper"
Wager: ALL IN
Final score: $8,400


BRENT:
Response: "What are The Pliades"

Wager: $6,000
Final score: $400

STEFAN:
Response: "What is the Big Dipper?" (with some kind of Big Dipper illustration to boot!)
Wager: $1,617

Wins with: $17,017

Stefan's two-day total: $36,934. He's very fortunate he scored another lock game despite those bomb responses of his.

5 comments:

Dylan said...

his favorite number is 17 so he ends his games with that amount.

Robert K S said...

Nothing "zonk" about "De deo..." (not "day-o" as you have it), which is a reasonable if misguided start at something Latin.

mcbriderb said...

I've fixed it, Robert.

SG said...

the "day-o" was actually pretty accurate; I dragged out the "de" so long that I thought of Harry Belafonte, so I followed up with "day-o." Alex even commented that it sounded like the song, but they edited that out.

SG said...

Another thing - the Giambologna clue said "Fontana di Nettuno," not "Fountain of Neptune," and my response was "Nettuno," which turns out to actually be a town in Italy.