Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2/15/2011 Results

LMaD: This may have been the last taped episode of the season & it was shot on January 15th; this is a hearttruth.gov special, so everybody's wearing a small red ribbon on their nametags.

The opening logo isn't here, but these four traders are- Amy (dressed as a whoopie cushion), Mary, Troy (dressed as a black/white die; he brought along Taneshia, who's dressed the same way) & Alicia.

Big Box: Mary- Polaris Trail Boss 330 ($4,299)
Wayne Brady's Designated Pocket: Alicia- Mon Cheri Bangle ($2,081)
Silver Small Box (Tiffany Coyne in front of Curtain #2): Amy- Do it yourself sushi kit
Curtain #2: Troy (he had to turn down $1,000, $1,200, $1.5K, $2K & $2,200 to get this far): Mitsubishi Lancer ES ($17,240)(DEALER'S DELIGHT ALERT)

Danielle (dressed as a bunny) will be the second straight contestant to play The Dealing Game:

Jonathan Mangum: Curtain #1
Wayne: Curtain #3


1. If you were to take me to your prize, would you be indoors or outdoors?
2. If you were to describe your prize w/ one word, what would it be?

She sides w/ Jonathan; since he gave the "Ahhh..." sound, it sounds like there's a spa behind #1. But the indoors prize behind #3 was...a dining room group worth $2,922. As for what she's actually got...it's a trip to the Plantation Beach Villas in The Caribbean worth $9,152- PERFECT DEAL!

The next two people to play are Rickette & Eladio (dressed as a pirate); their base prize inside the small box (Jonathan) is the entire "I Love Lucy" DVD collection valued at $236 w/ a cash bonus inside. Rickette gives the cash & the DVDs back for what's inside the BB...it's a California Wine Country getaway for four worth $4,102. As for Eladio, after he asks his wife Vanity (who's 6.5 months pregnant), he keeps the DVD prize package. The money in the DVDs is...$1.5K. Curtain #2, however, held...a caveman living room- PERFECT DEAL #2! He also gets a $100 bonus from the host!

This next deal is a new one called Story Time. In each round, the designated trader will act out a story w/ either Mr. Brady or Mr. Mangum. According to Kristy, it's better late than never to be dressed as a giant heart. The story for her & Jonathan is "Hansel & Gretel" & the item in play is the small box (Tiffany). She keeps the box after waving off $700 & $800...it's one of those deluxe BBQ packages w/ the $500 Omaha Steaks gift card worth $3,199. The other round has Carol (dressed as a zebra) participating in a version of "Cinderella" w/ Wayne, w/ Curtain #1 now up for sale. She hears that the second car of the morning could be awaiting her, so she goes for it. By giving back a grand, $1,200 & $1.5K...instead of going home in a giant pumpkin carriage, she's pocketed the keys to a Toyota Corolla LE worth $17,960- PERFECT DEAL #3!

Now that we've already guaranteed at least one automobile being given away by the end of this episode (& we hear that Carol has a crush on Jonathan), let's see if we can give away a lot of money to Anastasia as she boards the Ca$h Train.

1. #1- $250
2. #3- QUADRUPLE

The base prize in today's Sure Thing Jackpot is a home office that includes a Gateway 17" laptop worth $2,298 (Curtain #3). Since her sorority house already has an office, she's going on.

3. #3- $1.5K ($2.5K)

Added to the STJ is the $800 Toshiba 40" LCD HDTV, but she'll keep going.

4. #2- TRAINWRECK

Rest of the Green Row:
#1- $2.5K
#3- $2K

Blue Row:
#1- $3K
#2- ZONK
#3- $3.5K

Time to send Linda (dressed as a strawberry) to that ATM. She could make one withdrawal from it, take what's in the stainless-steel toaster that Jon has brought out or trade it all back for Curtain #2. Originally, she wants the ATM card, but in the end, she takes a risk on the middle curtain...& all she winds up w/ is some yucky soda.

Toaster: Stainless-steel kitchen appliance trio ($4,196)
ATM: $2,800

THE BIG DEAL: Danielle could be hopping to a $30,110 car in the next moment or so; also, if she wins this Big Deal of the Day, we'll set a new daily winnings record. She goes w/ her dream door of #3...I was wrong w/ #2, because there was the $2,800 Sony 52" LCD HDTV. That means she definitely DOESN'T win this BD behind #1...well, it wasn't a really nice automobile, but we did have these trips to Switzerland & South Africa. She goes home w/...a $7,799 Honda Shadow.

Today's grand total, including both cars- $58,416!

5th Grader: The owner of a puppy named Kobe (who has over 100 outfits, including at least one business-like piece of attire; he was also named after L.A. Lakers player Bryant!), Shanna Olsen (a real estate agent), is playing this game for keeps; she also once was named Citizen of the Year in elementary school.

1st Grade Social Studies
1st Grade Measurements
2nd Grade Animal Science
2nd Grade Astronomy
3rd Grade Anatomy
3rd Grade Nature
4th Grade Math
4th Grade Cultural Studies

FIRST CLASSMATE: Jordan
OPENING SUBJECT: Measurements


On a standard clock, if it's a quarter past noon, what number's the minute hand on?

After talking it out, Shanna locks in three to strike first blood in Mark Burnett's money department.

SUBJECT #2: Animal Science

T or F: Gorillas are carnivores.

The guess from her is False...triple.

SUBJECT #3: Anatomy (her worst subject)

Which of the following human body parts has tiny, finger-like projections called "villi"?- lungs, nostrils or the small intestine?

She guesses the lungs...no, it was the small intestine.

SECOND CLASSMATE: Ty
SUBJECT #4: Math

What Greek letter represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter?

Yum, yum- Shanna nails "pi" for $7.5K!

SUBJECT #5: Cultural Studies

Seen here, St. Basil's Cathedral, which was built in the 1550s, is located in what capital city?

She'll Peek at Ty on this question...the bad news is that she wasted a cheat because her guess of Moscow is the same as Ty's; the good news is that she's got the doubler!

SUBJECT #6: Nature

Which of the following is the highest level (layer) in a tropical rainforest- canopy, understory or emergent?

She uses the Copy. Ty needs to have written down the emergent layer (as given by Danielle). His actual answer was...the canopy.

SUBJECT #7: Astronomy

A solar eclipse occurs when what celestial body passes between the Earth & The Sun?

She gets a C-note back w/ The Moon.

FINAL SUBJECT: Social Studies

What building's the official residence of the President of the United States?

Shanna knows President Obama's usually at The White House...& drops out w/ $1.5K.

BONUS QUESTION CATEGORY: U.S. History

Game #2 is being played by tutor Eddie Barojas.

1st Grade Astronomy
1st Grade Math
2nd Grade Animal Science
2nd Grade Spelling
3rd Grade Grammar
3rd Grade Earth Science
4th Grade World Geography
4th Grade U.S. History

FIRST CLASSMATE: Antonio
OPENING SUBJECT: Math

T or F: There are some numbers which have a 10 in the ones place.

He's not sure, so he guesses False. Antonio has the right answer of...False.

SUBJECT #2: Spelling

Spell the following word- "homeroom".

Eddie's 2 for 2 in this game.

SUBJECT #3: Grammar

Which of the following words can only be used as an adjective- windy, quickly or very?

Eddie has a "very"...rocky result to this Q, because he didn't agree w/ Antonio on "windy".

SECOND CLASSMATE: Madison
SUBJECT #4: Astronomy

What country's flag was the first to be placed on The Moon?

He gets the U.S. easily.

SUBJECT #5: Animal Science

The tree-dwelling animal known as a sloth is which of the following- reptile, bird or mammal?

Everybody's right by knowing that's a sloth.

SUBJECT #6: Earth Science

At what latitude on the Earth's surface are the sun's rays, on average, the hottest & most focused?

He's not confident about saying The Equator, but he makes that his answer anyway...it's right for $5K.

FINAL CLASSMATE: T.J.
SUBJECT #7: World Geography

In terms of area, what's the largest island in The Caribbean?

Since he has pretty much no clue, he uses the Copy. T.J. thought of Costa Rica...only the first & last letters are right; it was Cuba.

FINAL SUBJECT: U.S. History

Minute Man National Park, which commemorates the opening battle in The American Revolution, is located in what U.S. state?

Eddie has a thought of West Virginia (Antonio only has Virginia), but since this is his last chance to use it, he'll lock in the Peek. T.J. actually had my guess of Massachusetts. That's Eddie's final answer in regulation...& it's right to send him away w/ $7.5K.

BONUS QUESTION TOPIC: Social Studies

CC: The first NYC players tonight are Jodi & Orin; they're headed 47 blocks to 76th & Madison.

$50 Round:
1. Sponsored by Scripps, what annual competition was picketed last year by protesters pushing to simplify the English language?
Guess: The National Spelling Bee- CORRECT ($50)
2. Until it was enlarged in 1876, what narrow, Egyptian waterway caused the grounding of nearly a third of its ships?
Guess: The Suez Canal (they originally said The Nile River)- RIGHT ($100)
3. Invented in 1969 by a German company, what cylindrical adhesive was inspired by the lipstick applicator?
Guess: Glue stick- RIGHT ($150)
4. While James Bond's boss is known as M, what letter of the alphabet is used to identify his main guru of gadgets?
Guess: Q- RIGHT ($200)

$100 Round:
1. In Mongolia, what long-haired bovines are commonly used to play a tourist-friendly variation of Polo?
Guess: Elephants- STRIKE ONE (A: Yaks)

2. Abbreviated PPD, what mental condition is experienced by about 10% of new dads?
Guess: Postpartum depression- CORRECT ($300)
FIRST NYC RED LIGHT CHALLENGE OF THE SEASON: In 2009, Forbes published a list of the year's top-earning tennis players. Name five of the top six kings & queens of the court.
Correct people given: Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Venus Williams & Maria Sharapova ($550; they nailed this one because they work for a tennis magazine!)
Not said: Andy Roddick
3. Resulting in monsterous melons, what popular nickname for genetically-modified food alludes to a Mary Shelley novel?
Guess: "Fried Green Tomatoes"- STRIKE TWO (A: "Frankenfood")
4. Named for a mythological Greek woman, what Internet radio site recommends tunes using the Music Genome Product?
Guess: Pandora- RIGHT ($650)

$200 Round:
1. Resembling unnecessary toes, what's the term for the extraneous digits that often graced the lower legs of puppies?
Guess: Claws- LOSS (A: Dewclaws)

Della, Derra & Melissa from England are about to take a 43-block DOUBLE RIDE to Thomas Street between West Broadway & Church.

$100 Round:
1. What brand of sugarless gum is named for a trio of tartar-fighting enzymes, not a three-pronged weapon?
Guess: Trident- CORRECT ($100)
2. In their grooming standards for men, the Marines specify that what facial hair should not extend below the bottom edge of the orpheus of the ear?
Guess: Sideburns- RIGHT ($200)
3. According to legend, the shape of shallow champagne glasses was inspired by the buzzoms of what frothy French queen?
Guess: Marie Antoinette- RIGHT ($300)
4. A work in paper & adhesive, what yellow 3M product is part of the permanent collection of MoMA?
Guess: Post-It- RIGHT ($400)

$200 Round:
1. Less imposing than an armada, what term for a group of ships means "small fleet" in Spanish?
Guess: Regatta- STRIKE ONE (A: Their first instinct of flotilla)
2. Named after a U.K. weather phenomenon, what clothing company made 10K raincoats for American soldiers in WWII?
Guess: Burbury- STRIKE TWO (A: London Fog)
3. Commonly served w/ Peking duck, the name of what chinese condiment literally means "seafood sauce"?
Guess: Hoisin sauce- CORRECT ($600)
THE SEASON'S FIRST $500 RLC: The acronym PIGS refers to four nations in continental Europe w/ economic woes in 2010. Name them all.
Correct countries given: Greece, Spain, Portugal & Italy ($1,100)
Final Question: What indigenous tongue became an official language of New Zealand in 1987?

Street Shout-Out (at their target in Tribeca): The standby couple has NO guess.
Guess: Mari- WINS $1,300; BAILOUT

Let's get some guys in the "Cab" now. Devin & Omar need to endure 47 blocks to somewhere on 28th & Lexington. After a successful Mobile SO by Devin to Michael on a Lizzie Borden question, they try to double their $500.

FIRST VIDEO BONUS OF THE SEASON: This Buddhist monk is displaying stillness in movement as he performs an age-old martial art. Named after a well-known temple in China, what's this famed style of Kung-Fu?

All they can think of is Tai Chai & Shaolin. Since they thought of Tai Chai, that's what they lock in. One of those two is right...but that's the wrong one.

(Note: Ben Bailey is now an executive producer of this version of the show.)

Chicago:

Trying to get 36 blocks to somewhere on 44 & North Park are James Johnson & Mark Miller.

$50 Round:
1. To the delight of cravers, the website of what fast food chain offers a recipe for stuffing made from 10 sliders?
Guess: White Castle- CORRECT ($50)
2. To furnish feathers for Native American rituals, the federal government maintains a Colorado repository that collects the carcases of what variety of bird?
Guess: Turkey- STRIKE ONE (A: Eagle)
3. According to a 2010 Oxford University study, what iconic, block-based computer game can help trauma victims block out bad flashbacks?
Guess: "Tetris"- RIGHT ($100)
4. In the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie", author Harold Grey expressed his anti-New Deal views using what bald billionaire's mouthpiece?
Guess: Daddy Warbucks- RIGHT ($150)

$100 Round:
1. Calling him part John Wayne & part Daniel Craig, what rough rider did Nirve.com name as our "sexiest President in history"?
Guess: Teddy Roosevelt- RIGHT ($250)
2. Parodied on "30 Rock" as Cabletown, what real-life company announced plans to buy NBCUniversal in 2009?
MSO: Mark calls Nick, who knows it's Comcast.
Guess: Comcast- YOU BET ($350)
3. Though she never won a Nobel Prize, what American Red Cross founder has a New Jersey Turnpike rest area named in her honor?
TIME OVER FOR STRIKE TWO (A: Clara Barton)

4. Home to Oral Roberts University, what city in Oklahoma is often referred to as the Buckle of the Bible Belt?
SSO (Lincoln Park): The guy there has NOTHING.
Guess: Oklahoma City- LOSS (A: Tulsa)

These four passengers are taking this "Cab" at night 35 blocks to the Drake Hotel- Bara, John, Madelyn & Pete. They run the table on their $50 Round.

$100 Round:
1. In a 2010 special edition, what Spider-Man alter-ego is laid off by The Daily Bugle & offered job advice by Mayor Bloomberg?

Guess: Peter Parker (w/ about a second to spare)- RIGHT ($300)
RLC: The Group of Eight, or G8, represents roughly half of the world's economy. Name all eight of these economically-elite nations.
Correct countries given: U.S., Japan, France, Germany, Italy, England, Canada...but that's it
Not said: Russia
2. A common type of Arrhythmia, A-fib is a fibrillation that occurs in what upper chambers of the heart?
Guess: Atrium- RIGHT ($400)
3. Less potent than pure alcohol, what four-letter mixture of water & rum was the staple of the British Royal Navy in the 1700s?
Guess: Grog- YES INDEED ($500)
4. Famously spoofed on "Seinfeld", what short-lived, fast food chicken chain claimed "It's the wood that makes it good"?
Guess: Kenny Rogers' Chicken- STRIKE ONE (A: Kenny Rogers' Roasters)

$200 Round:
1. Popular w/ school kids, sportstacking involves the speedy construction of pyramids made from what object?
Guess: Cups- RIGHT ($700)
FQ: Though many live in Jamaica, members of the Rastafari Movement worshipped the 20th Century emperor of what African nation?
Guess: Nigeria- INCORRECT (A: Ethiopia)

They're going for $1,400.

FIRST CHICAGO VB: The springloaded device on this firearm has graced guns ranging from Minutemen muskets to Davy Crockett's rifle Old Betsy. Alluding to the mineral that makes it spark, what's the term for this firing mechanism?

Their final answer is flintlock...they've scored $1,400!

Angela, Chera & Jack, unfortunately, strike out in seven Q's during a 37-block DR & hand over $500.

WoF: The first Toss-Up the teens see is a Thing:

G _ A _ E / P O I _ T

A _ _ _ _ G E

Adam barely solves GRADE POINT AVERAGE at the time's up signal to win him & Matthew their first $1,000. After we interview them, we'll meet everyone else:

Adam Cohen & Matthew Gibbs (Seniors)- Have been best friends since 2nd Grade
Katelyn Hull & Katie Lawler (Hemmett, CA)- Have been friends for eight years; Katie's a water polo player & swimmer, while Katelyn's a junior varisty softball player
Chelsea Conde & Kelly Nogueido (Seniors)- Have known each other for 12 years; Chelsea's a varsity volleyball team member & coaches the kids, while Kelly's a varsity track team captain that also helps organize her school's rallies

The $2K TU talks about a Person:

_ A N C E

_ H A _ E _ O N E

Matthew beats Adam to the punch this time on a DANCE CHAPERONE, but they now have $3K to split so far.

Tonight's featured trip package, sponsored by "Megamind", is to NYC worth $8,050; the category of the Ally Bank Jackpot Round is What Are You Doing? The Tuesday/Thursday gift tag comes from TicketsNow.com. They first decide to call the N for those Big Apple trips, two G's for $1,200, buy the obvious I & call two T's for another $1,800 before buying four E's, calling three S's for $1.5K extra & buying the last vowels of two A's. We have...

_ E A _ I N G

T E _ T / _ E S S A G E S

...they're READING TEXT MESSAGES for another $11,800 in cash & NYC, bringing their new total to $14,800 in cash & trips!

PERFECT ROUND
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $7K

This episode's Prize Puzzle Round topic is Occupation. Katelyn & Katie lead off by calling three R's for $1.5K & buying two E's & three I's before calling two S's for another seven grand, buying an A & calling a dud in L to leave $7,750 on the table. Immediately afterwards, Chelsea & Kelly call three T's for $1.5K &...

_ E R T I _ I E _

S _ _ _ A

I _ S T R _ _ T _ R

...they get the CERTIFIED SCUBA INSTRUCTOR they need to prepare for their vacations to Hawaii's Turtle Bay Resort worth $11,850, getting them on the board w/ $13,350 in money & travel; they also keep their turn for the start of the next puzzle.

SOLE DUD: $500 L (Katelyn & Katie)

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: AL7969383 (Alex L. from California)

Meineke Mystery Round category will be Same Name. The same girls begin this round w/ an immediate dud of T. Secondly, Adam & Matthew call a $3.5K S, buy five E's & light up a B for the Wild Card, followed by a U purchase. The board now...

S _ E _ _ _ _ _

& / _ U E E _

B E E

...they solve SPELLING & QUEEN BEE no problem for the remaining three C-notes & increase their leading score to $17,800 in cash & NY.

SOLE DUD: $400 T (Chelsea & Kelly)

Closing out the Tuesday TUs is a Phrase:

_ L L / O F

T H E / A _ _ V E

Often seen on multiple-choice tests, Chelsea & Kelly say ALL OF THE ABOVE to keep pace w/ Adam & Matthew; they're at $16,350 in cash & Hawaii at this stage of the match.

The next subject's Food & Drink & they open w/ a $600 pair of S's & two E's while on Free Play, followed by two T's to add $900 but then N for negative. Second, Adam & Matthew put up a $700 H, buy an A & two O's & light up a $1,050 trio of R's...

S T R A _ _ E R R _

S _ O O T H _ E

...& they drink a $2K STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE to boost their winnings a little bit to $19,800.

SOLE DUD: $500 N (Chelsea & Kelly)

A Place is next to be solved. Still in command, they lose their turn w/ the S. Second, Katelyn & Katie have a $700 T lit & they buy two A's & an E, then comes a $700 H, two O's & a $350 F beore the big bell finally sounds for Last Chance Mode...

A / F O _ _ / _ _

T H E / _ O A _

...& the remaining five consonants are worth $1,450 apiece. They next call the D at the end...

A / F O _ _ / _ _

T H E / _ O A D

...at A FORK IN THE ROAD, they finally solve a puzzle to leave w/ $2,450. Chelsea & Kelly share in $16,350 in cash & Hawaii and Adam & Matthew earn the right to take their Wild Card to the endgame w/ $19,800 in cash & trips!

During this good match, $38,600 in cash & vacationing was given away.

SOLE DUD (prior to final bell): $600 S (Adam & Matthew)

NO BANKRUPT TRASH TONIGHT

Big Money Round: Matt spins the W & their BMR puzzle's a Thing. Their RSTLNE help:

_ _ _ R

_ R _ _ _

They call CHPA before they use the WC to call an M...

H A _ R

_ R A _ _

...neither of them are wearing a HAIR BRAID now, but they talk their way into one redeemable for $30K, so they're leaving us w/ $49,800 in cash & vacations!

This episode ends w/ the report of Vanna inadvertantly eating a Pretzel M&M backstage after being so used to eating the Peanut ones.

J!: Brad Rutter & Watson are tied for first place in the opening game w/ $5K apiece, but Ken Jennings shouldn't fret at all- it's very early in this two-game affair. Incidentally, we hear from Johnny Gilbert that Ken now resides in Seattle. After the first commercial break, we get back to the gameplay.

Double Jeopardy! Categories:

ETUDE, BRUTE
HEDGEHOG-PODGE
DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT
THE ART OF THE STEAL
CAMBRIDGE
"CHURCH" & "STATE"


$2K DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT CLUE (High School Strategy Alert):

It's just acne! You don't have this skin infection also known as Hansen's Disease.

Watson: "What is Leprosy?"- CORRECT ($7K; 87%)

$1,600 ETUDE, BRUTE CLUE (Daily Double Hunting Alert):

Music fans wax rhapsodic about this Hungarian's "Transcendental Etudes".

Watson: "Who is Franz Liszt?"- RIGHT ($8,600; 96%)

$1,600 DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT CLUE:

You're just a little stiff! You don't have this painful mosquito-borne joint illness w/ a Swahili name.

Watson: "What is Dengue fever?"- RIGHT ($10,200; 87%)

MIDDLE ETUDE, BRUTE CLUE:

Paganini's "24 Capricci" set the standard for etudes for this instrument.

Watson: "What is violin?"- YES INDEED ($11,400; 71%)

$2K:

From 1911 to 1917, this romantic Russian composed "Etudes-Tableaux" for piano.

Watson: "Who is Rachmaninoff?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($13,400; 97%)

MIDDLE DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT CLUE:

You just need a little more sun! You don't have this hereditary lack of pigment.

Watson: "What is Albinism?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($14,600; 98%)

$1,600 CLUE ON CAMBRIDGE:

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYY DOUBLE #1! Watson's wager is $6,435 on this clue:

The chapels at Pembroke & Emmanuel Colleges were designed by this architect.

With 85% confidence, the response is "Who is Sir Christopher Wren?"...sure enough, it was him for a new total of $21,035!

$1,600 THE ART OF THE STEAL CLUE:

In May 2010, five paintings worth $125 Million by Braque, Matisse & three others left Paris' Museum of this art period.

Watson: "What is Picasso?"- NO ($19,435; 97%)
Ken: "What is Cubism?"- NO ($400)
Brad: "What is Impressionism?"- TRIPLE STUMPER #2 ($3,400)

Correct: What is modern art? (11%)

$1,600 HEDGEHOG-PODGE CLUE:

Hedgehogs are covered w/ quills or spines, which are hollow hairs made stiff by this protein.

Watson: "What is keratin?"- RIGHT ($21,035; 99%)

MIDDLE CLUE ON THE ART OF THE STEAL:

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLYYY DOUBLE #2! The wager this time is...$1,246. And the answer is:

The ancient "Lion of Minrud" went missing from this city's national museum in 2003 (along w/ a lot of other stuff).

"I'll take a guess. What is Baghdad?"...Watson was only 32% sure of that question, but it's the right one to inch to $22,281!

FIRST "CHURCH" & "STATE" CLUE:

A Dana Carvey character on "Saturday Night Live"; isn't that special...

Watson: "Who is The Church Lady?"- RIGHT ($22,681; 98%)

$400 HEDGEHOG-PODGE CLUE:

Some hedgehogs enter periods of Torpor; the Western European species spends the Winter in this dormant condition.

Watson: "What is hibernation?"- RIGHT ($23,081; 94%)

$400 CAMBRIDGE CLUE:

With much gravity, this young fellow of Trinity became the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in 1669.

Watson: "Who is Isaac Newton?"- RIGHT ($23,481; 97%)

$400 CLUE ON THE ART OF THE STEAL:

Rembrandt's Biblical scene "Storm on the Sea of" this was stolen from a Boston museum in 1990.

Watson: "What is Galilee?"- RIGHT ($23,881; 98%)

$800 "CHURCH" & "STATE" CLUE:

To bring back someone to his original function or position.

Ken: "What is reinstate?"- CORRECT ($1,200; 32%); SECOND COMMERCIAL BREAK

$1,200:

A can opener w/ a triangular, pointed end.

Brad: "What is a church key?"- CORRECT ($4,600; 98%)

$2K CAMBRIDGE CLUE (HSS Alert #2):

This Narnia author went from teaching at Magdalen College, Oxford to teaching at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Watson: "Who is C.S. Lewis?"- RIGHT ($25,881; 98%)

$800 HEDGEHOG-PODGE CLUE:

There are about 50 species of the hedgehog type of this plant, so named for its spiny fruit.

Watson: "What is cactus?"- RIGHT ($26,681; 74%)

$800 THE ART OF THE STEAL CLUE:

A goya stolen (but recovered) in 2006 belonged to a museum in this city (Ohio, not Spain).

Ken: "What is Toledo? (26%)"- RIGHT ($2K; Watson's top answer was Madrid at 40%)

FINAL CLUE ON THE ART OF THE STEAL:

A Titian portrait of this Spanish king was stolen at gunpoint from an Argentine museum in 1987.

TS #3: Philip II (Watson was only 31% sure on Philip)

$1,600 "CHURCH" & "STATE" CLUE:

It can mean to develop gradually in the mind or to carry during pregnancy.

Watson: "What is gestate?"- RIGHT ($28,281; 76%)

$400 ETUDE, BRUTE CLUE:

An etude is a composition that explores a technical musical problem; the name's French for this.

Watson: "What is study?"- RIGHT ($28,681; 64%)

$400 DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT ANSWER:

It's just a bloody nose! You don't have this hereditary disorder once endemic to European royalty.

Ken: "What is Haemophilia?"- YES ($2,400; 65%)

LAST "CHURCH" & "STATE" ANSWER:

It's New Zealand's second-largest city.

Watson: "What is Christchurch?"- RIGHT ($30,681; 97%)

MIDDLE CLUE ON HEDGEHOG-PODGE:

The Hedgehog and the Fox is an essay on this Russian count's view of history.

Watson: "Who is Leo Tolstoy?"- RIGHT ($31,881; 68%)

$800 CAMBRIDGE CLUE:

In 1626, it was Paradise Lost when he was "rusticated" (temporarily expelled) from Christ's college.

Brad: "Who was (John) Milton?"- CORRECT ($5,400; 97%)

LAST CLUE IN THAT CATEGORY FOR $1,200:

In 1546, this king founded Trinity College, the largest of Cambridge's colleges.

Watson: "Who is Henry VIII?"- RIGHT ($33,081; 98%)

FINAL ETUDE, BRUTE ANSWER FOR $800:

Heitor Villa-Lobos dedicated his "12 Etudes" for this instrument to Andrews Segovia.

Watson: "What is guitar?"- RIGHT ($33,881; 93%)

FINAL HEDGEHOG-PODGE CLUE WORTH $2K:

A recent bestseller by Muriel Barbery is called this of the Hedgehog.

Watson: "What is The Elegance of the Hedgehog?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($35,881; 91%)

FINAL CLUE OF THIS ROUND IN DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT, WHICH IS WORTH $800:

You just need a nap! You don't have this sleep disorder that can make sufferers nod off while standing up.

Watson: "What is Narcolepsy?"- RIGHT ONCE MORE ($36,681; 64%)

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1,600 (The Art of the Steal)
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: $2K (same topic)
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $3,600

SCORES AFTER DJ! IN GAME 1:

Ken: $2,400
Watson: $36,681
Brad: $5,400

GAME 1 CORYAT SCORES:

Ken: $2,400
Watson: $31,600
Brad: $5,400


Quite the start for Watson, huh?

GAME #1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY: U.S. Cities (it's shown on the big board instead of on a seperate monitor, because there isn't one on this particular set).

Its largest airport is named for a WWII hero; its second largest, for a WWII battle.

KEN:
Response: "What is Chicago?"
Wager: ALL-IN

Final Game #1 score: $4,800

BRAD:
Response: "What is Chicago?"
Wager: $5K
Final Game #1 score: $10,400


WATSON:
Response:
"What is Toronto?????"
Wager: $947

Final Game #1 score: $35,734

Watson's doing oddball wagers almost every time on this stage. Tune in tomorrow to see if that supercomputer can hang on to take this historic competition.

DFtL!: Coming from the third generation of teachers was Melissa Moran from Orange County, CA (an English professor).

Specialty Categories: Disco & 1980s

1. Disco
A: "Get Down On It" by Kool & The Gang (1982)
B: "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge (1979)
PICK: "We Are Family"

MISSING WORDS: Three
PREVIOUS LINE: "Everyone can see we're together, as we..."
FINAL GUESS: "...walk on by"


2. Pop
A: "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5 (1969)
B: "Walk Like An Egyptian" by The Bangles (1986)
PICK: "I Want You Back"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "...let you go baby, but now since..."
BASE GUESS: "...I see you anymore..."


A: "...I see the way you look"
B: "...I see you in his arms"
C: "...I see you hold his hand"

CHOICE: B

MySpace Karaoke Singer of the Night: Todd (Birmingham, AL; his song was "Car Wash" by Rose Royce)

3. Rock
A: "Cheap Sunglasses" by ZZ Top (1980)
B: "Come Out and Play" by The Offspring (1994)
PICK: "Come Out and Play"

MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "If you're under 18..."
FINAL GUESS: "...you won't be doing any time"


4. 1980s
A: "I Keep Forgettin'" by Michael McDonald (1982)
B: "Take On Me" by A Ha (1985)
PICK: "Take On Me"
MISSING WORDS: Eight
PREVIOUS LINE: "Take me on (take on me)"
FINAL GUESS: "I'll be gone in a day or two"


Tonight's Trivia Question: All four members of The Eagles were backup performers for what singer before forming their own band?

A: Carole King
B: Linda Ronstadt
C: Tom Jones
D: Marvin Gaye


Hint: This artist's songs included "It's So Easy" & "You're No Good"

ANSWER: Linda

And now, for Melissa's chance at $50,000...NOTHING.

ENCORE: "Copacabana" by Barry Manilow (1978)
MISSING WORDS: 11
PREVIOUS LINE: "He wore a diamond..."
CORRECT ANSWER: "...he was escorted to his chair, he saw Lola dancing there"


Millionaire:

Conclusion of Alfred Guy's game
Game 2
Start of Game 3

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because of a Presidential News Conference, there will be NO "The Price is Right" episode today.

Episode ratings:

"Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?":
3 PM: 6
3:30 PM: 7
9: "Millionaire"
8: "Let's Make a Deal"
7: "Ca$h Cab", "Jeopardy!" & "Wheel of Fortune"
6: "Don't Forget the Lyrics!"

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