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“JEOPARDY!” 9/28/20

Challengers:
Eric Aiese (North L.A.): Media researcher
Paula Spence (Altadena): Art director & designer for TV animation

R1:
WRITERS ANONYMOUS
U.S. GEOGRAPHY
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
DOCUSERIES
THE JEFFERSONS
MOVIN’ ON “UP”

Sameer ($1200) jumps to a DD for the $600 Colleges & Universities clue; he’s trailing Paula by $1K & Eric’s 3rd w/ $800. Sameer wagers to tie if correct.

Students on this school’s campus may run into Ben Franklin relaxing on a bench reading a newspaper.

“What is the University of Pennsylvania?”…tied it up at $2200 all. They don’t get to the $200, $800 or $1K The Jeffersons clues.

HS:

Sameer: $2200/Paula: $3K/Eric: $800

TECH. TS: $800 (Colleges & Universities)
ATTEMPTED LT: $1800
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: $200 (U.S. Geography)
TOTAL LT: $2800

CS:

Sameer: $5400/Paula: $1200/Eric: $3400

DJ!:
HISTORY
RESTAURANT RHYMES
ELEMENTAL FACTS
OLYMPIC SITES
TERMS FROM ISLAM
FOLLOW THE BUNNY

Sameer ($7400) lands on DD #1 on the $1600 Olympic Site & is $3600 back of Eric; Paula’s at the back of this trio w/ $4400. The champ bets two.

Many countries joined the U.S. in boycotting the 1980 Summer Olympics hosted by this city.

“What is Moscow?”…yes, indeed. Using the $800 Term From Islam Eric (15 large) cops DD #2 & could ice this match if he wants as Sameer’s 2nd w/ nine & Paula’s last w/ eight. A right question to this $3K answer would put Eric closer to doing that.

Sawm is the practice of doing this during Ramadan.

“What is fasting?”…right.

DJ! LT: $5600

Pre-Final S:

Sameer: $11K/Paula: $9600/Eric: $19,200

MEN CORYATS:
Sameer: $10,200
Eric: $17K

FJ! #11: ON THE OLD MAP

On the U.N. website’s map of the world in 1945 these two initials of a member state appear 13 times on Continental Africa.

PAULA: “What is G.B.?” ($9597) = $3
SAMEER: “What is C.W.” (BUSTS)
ERIC: “What is NL?” (Correct: What are UK?) = $16,399

“JEOPARDY!” 9/25/20

Challengers:
Alyssa Weinberger: Media rights assistant
Julissa Castillo: Operations mgr.

R1:
TRAVELING ON THE INTERSTATE
GUYS NAMED DOUG
WJPY CLASSICAL RADIO
SOUNDS LIKE A BOAT PART
HEARD ON A TV DRAMA
COIF SUPPRESSANT

HS:

Sameer: $0/Julissa: $2400/Alyssa: $2K

While Traveling on the Interstate for $800 Julissa ($4400) has to make a pit stop for the DD; Alyssa’s in 2nd for $3200 & Sameer’s off the schneid w/ $400. Julissa’s $2K clue is this.

I-10 is nearly a mile high east of Tucson but below sea level in this city founded by De Bienville in 1718.

“What is New Orleans?”…jazz music to her ears. We have to sign off for the rd. before reading either the $200 or $400 WJPY Classical Radio clues.

ATTEMPTED LT: $1800
UNATTEMPTED LT: $1400
TOTAL LT: $3200

CS:

Sameer: $1200/Julissa: $8K/Alyssa: $3200

DJ!:
PLAYS
ALL THINGS BELGIAN
FLICK OF SEAGULLS
1920
ICE CREAM
DOUBLE “E” FOR THEE

Julissa ($9600) hits her 2nd DD tonight in regards to the $1200 play; Sameer’s in 2nd w/ exactly 50% her score & Alyssa now has ½ than what she had at the end of the previous round. Julissa again bets $2K.

Bradley Cooper used no makeup or prosthetics in the role of John Merrick in a Broadway revival of this play.

“What is ‘The Elephant Man’?”…she got it. At the $2K end of All Things Belgian Sameer ($9200) has his DD chance, $2800 off Julissa’s road; Alyssa’s last-place total’s improved to $3600. He won’t take the lead because he risks the face value.

Sint-Niklaas, Belgium has a museum of this Flemish cartographer who around 1569 devised a way to depict a 3-D globe on a 2-D map.

“Who is (Gerardus) Mercator?”…yes. The last three 1920 clues shall stay hidden.

ATTEMPTED LT: $2K
UNATTEMPTED LT: $4800
TOTAL DJ! LT: $6800

Pre-Final S:

Sameer: $15,200/Julissa: $13,200/Alyssa: $4800
JULISSA’S CORYAT OF NIGHT: $11,200

FJ! #10: HIGHEST-PAID ATHLETES

On Forbes‘ 2020 list of the 100 highest-paid athletes at age 50 this active individual sportsman’s the oldest.

ALYSSA: “WHO IS (JAROMIR) JAGR?” ($4700) = $100
JULISSA: “Who is Phil (probably Mickelson, which was right)($13,199) = $1
SAMEER: “Who is Mr. Magoo” ($0)

“JEOPARDY!” 9/24/20

Challengers:
Sameer Gandhi (Pasadena): Writer
Sara Tayyar (also from Pasadena): Clinical social worker

R1:
RAISE THE FLAG
SEE WHO SALUTES
BOOKS & AUTHORS
3-WORD PHRASES
I PLAYED HER IN THE MOVIE
“A” IS FOR AUTUMN

HS:

Robert: $2400/Sara: $2600/Sameer: $1K

Two clues after break #1’s the TDD on the $1K 3-Word Phrase for Robert ($3400).

If you do this you’re either literally handing a dollar bill to someone or shifting responsibility.

“What is pass the buck?”…sensible & right.

ATTEMPTED LT: $1K ($400 & $600 “A”s)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $1800
TOTAL LT: $2800

CS:

Robert: $8400/Sara: $4K/Sameer: $3200

DJ!:
SCULPTURE
BODIES OF WATER
FANGS A LOT!
OCCUPATIONAL SONG TITLES
FAREWELL ADDRESSES
WAIT A BEAT, THEN “GO” (it’s the 2nd syllable in each right response)

Ending the Farewell Addresses is leader Robert ($14,800) & it’s DD #1; Sara’s in 2nd for $11,200 & Sameer’s 3rd at $6400. He’s wagering $3200 now.

She breathed her last in 1901 at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, surrounded by many children & grandchildren.

“Who is Nightingale?”…nope- Queen Victoria. They use the HSS in Bodies of Water & the $800 one’s DD #2 for Robert ($14,800); other man Sameer’s closer to Sara w/ eight biggies. A $5K answer shall come Robert’s way.

This river flows into Lake Constance which borders Switzerland, Germany & Austria.

“What is the Rhone?”…off by a letter- it was the Rhine.

DJ! LT: $4800

Pre-Final S:

Robert: $10,200/Sara: $12K/Sameer: $11,200
ROBERT’S CORYAT OF GAME: $16K

FJ! #9: ASTRONOMY

Discovered in 1967 the 1st of these stars was dubbed LGM-1– the perceived signal was jokingly thought to be from little green men.

ROBERT: “WHAT IS A SUPERNOVA?” ($1,801) = $8,399
SAMEER: “What is a pulsar” ($11K) = $22,200
SARA: “What is a red dwarf?” = $1,599

“JEOPARDY!” 9/23/20

Challengers:
Robert Kaine (Hacienda Heights, CA): Copy editor & LEGO fan
Lisa Grove: Writer who hosts a poetry interview series

R1:
AROUND THE USA
POLITICS GETS PHYSICAL
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT ETYMOLOGY
JONATHAN SWIFTIES
TV INSPIRATIONS
NAME THAT PART OF SPEECH

Four answers into Musical Instrument Etymology, Robert ($2200) gets a hang onto a TDD; the $600 Dana has is positive, while the $600 Lisa possesses is negative.

Whether hammered or strummed this instrument got its name from the Latin for “sweet song”.

“What is mandolin?”…it’s not the harp or cello, but it’s not that either- what is the dulcimer? The BoT sound prior to the last three Jonathan Swifties.

HS:

Dana: $200/Lisa: -$1600/Robert: $1800

ATTEMPTED LT: $1200
UNATTEMPTED LT: $3800
TOTAL LT: $5K

CS:

Dana: $1K/Lisa: $400/Robert: $3600

DJ!:
JOURNALISTS
ON THE GLOBE
GASES
“UU” COMPLETE ME
IT’S A DATE
CELEBS COMING & GOING

While Robert’s ($9200) On the Globe, the $1200 place’s DD #1; Dana’s a distant 2nd w/ $2200 & Lisa’s last w/ $1600. Sarah has his $3K clue.

“Argentina has a fertile region between two rivers, the Parana & the Uruguay, that’s known by this 11-letter name, the same as an ancient Middle Eastern civilization.”

“What is Mesopotamia?”…very good. He ($14,600) finds all three tonight, DD #2 coming at Gases for $1600; Dana still can’t catch him even though she has $6200 & Lisa remains 3rd for $5600. Robert’s going for another three.

Trapped in pockets underground where plant decomposition has occurred, natural gas is primarily this gas.

“What is hydrogen?”…no- methane.

DJ! LT: $6400

Pre-Final S:

Dana: $8200/Lisa: $9200/Robert: $14,400
ROBERT’S CORYAT: $17,800

FJ! #8: AMERICAN AUTHORS

Reluctant to write what became her most famous novel she said “Never liked girls or knew many, except my sisters”.

DANA: “Who is Alcott?” (DOUBLE) = $16,400
LISA: “Who is Louisa May Alcott” ($9100) = $18,300
ROBERT: FIRST TRIPLE-GET OF SEASON = $18,401

“JEOPARDY!” 9/22/20

Challengers:
Reshima Wilkinson (Venice): Researcher
Tyler Brill (Simi Valley): Freelance writer

R1:
YOU GOTTA FIGHT!
EUROPEAN HISTORY IS A DOWNER
HODGEPODGE
FOOD SCIENCE
THE LANGUAGE OF LIKE
WESTWARD HO!

HS:

Dana: $2800/Tyler!: $1400/Reshima: $0

In The Language of Like for $800 Dana ($3400) gets her crack at a DD & wagers her $2K margin over Tyler.

To venerate, say, a specific Revolutionary War nighttime equestrian.

“What is Revere?”…hey. They don’t have the time for either the $800 or $1K Westward Ho!

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $800 (European History is a Downer)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $2200
TOTAL LT: $3K

CS:

Dana: $9K/Tyler!: $3600/Reshima: $0

DJ!:
AMERICANS IN PARIS
COUNTRY CLUBS?
THE MAN, THE POETRY
MUSIC FESTIVALS
DADDY! PAPA!
3 Ns

$1600 in The Man, The Poetry is another DD for Dana ($14,600), who’s $7800 ahead of Tyler. This is for another five g-bars.

“Back from the mouth of hell, all that was left of them, left of six hundred.”

“Who is (Lord Alfred) Tennyson?”…yeah. Tyler ($11,200) has a huge opportunity as DD #2’s behind what he just chose, the $1600 Americans in Paris & Dana’s all the way up to $23,600; Reshima’s on the board now for $3600. Here’s the $4K clue for Tyler.

In 1803 this American launched an experimental steamboat on a river in Paris.

“Who..is…Thomas Jefferson?”- absolutely not; he was Robert Fulton.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $2K (Americans in Paris)
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: $2K (Music Festivals)

Pre-Final S:

Dana: $21,600/Tyler!: $11,200/Reshima: $5600 (OUT)

CORYAT SCORES:
Dana: $17K
Tyler: $15,200

FJ! #7: DIPLOMACY

The book The Eagle & The Elephant was about the relationship between the U.S. & this Asian country beginning in 1833.

RESHIMA: “What is Th…” = $600
TYLER!: “What is India?” ($11,195) = $5
DANA: “What is Korea” (Correct: What is Thailand or Siam?)($2K) = $19,600

“JEOPARDY!” 9/21/20

Challengers:
Dana Hill (Simi Valley): Book dealer
Brian Ross: Attorney

R1:
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC” (CC clues from Salzburg thanks to Viking River Cruises)
THE TEMPLETON PRIZE
MIDDLEWOMAN
THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENS
TUNNELS
GOOD STUFF IN 2020

HS:

Sarah: $1200/Brian: $2K/Dana: $2800

At the end of the $1K Tunnel is the DD for Brian ($6800); Dana’s only $1800 off his trail & Sarah’s down to $800. This man hopes he can add $1600.

The world’s highest vehicular tunnel’s on I-70, 60 miles west of this state capital.

“What is Denver?”…correct.

ATTEMPTED LT: $1K
UNATTEMPTED LT: $1800
TOTAL LT: $2800

DJ!:
AMERICAN HISTORY
ROCK STARS
NEW TECHNOLOGY
4-LETTER WORDS
THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION
LIL NASDAQ “X”

Brian ($14K) picks his 2nd DD of the game in the $1600 American History square, followed by Dana ($5400) & Sarah ($2K). Here’s his $3K prompt.

This President was said to regret his decision “not to hang John C. Calhoun” as a traitor.

“Who is Lincoln?”…not him- Andrew Jackson. DD #2 gets left behind one of the last three “X” clues.

DJ! LT: $4800

Pre-Final S:

Sarah: $6400/Brian: $15,400/Dana: $12,600
BRIAN’S CORYAT: $17,800

FJ! #6: PIONEERING EDUCATORS

Before going into education she graduated from the University of Rome in 1896 & was named assistant doctor at its psych clinic.

SARAH: “Who is (Maria) MontessoRi?” (DOUBLE) = $12,800
DANA: AGREED (DOUBLE) = $25,200
BRIAN: “WHO IS M. LURIE” = $5,599

“JEOPARDY!” 9/18/20

Challengers:
Herman Wilkins: Filmmaker
Sarah Twilley (Seal Beach, CA): Music teacher

R1:
ALTRUISTIC ATHLETES
BEASTLY BOOKS
ANTONYMS
POTPOURRI
ADVICE FROM THE SIDELINES
“ISM”s

DD coming Joe’s way on the 8th selection, the $400 “Ism” & he’s going for $2K or nothing; Sarah has $800 & Herman stands at $400.

Term for the ideas, theories & methods named for the man seen here.

“What is Darwinism?”…it wasn’t Darwin in the photo- it was Karl Marx (so it was Marxism). Not enough time for the $1K Advice from the Sidelines.

HS:

Joe: $1K/Sarah: $1200/Herman: $600

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1K (“ISM”s)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $2400
TOTAL LT: $3400

CS:

Joe: $4200/Sarah: $4600/Herman: $1600

DJ!:
PLACES OF SUBSTANCE
MOVIES’ LAST LINES
THE APOSTLES
WORDS & PHRASES
BO, JACK
NORSEMEN

Herman ($3200) also has a TDD chance back of the $1600 screen in Movies’ Last Lines; Sarah’s slightly uncatchable w/ nine G’s.

Barnard Hughes: “One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach: all the damn vampires.”

“What is ‘The Lost Boys’?”…he didn’t lose there. Joe ($7800) steals DD #2 while using the HS Strategy as he climbs up to the $1600 Words & Phrases answer; Sarah’s not leading Herman by much, $11,800-$10,400. The new champ bets $2.5K.

Originally a sci-fi term for a trainee astronaut this 2-word term now describes someone not in touch w/ reality.

“What is space cadet?”…Joe saw right.

Time’s up on:
Words & Phrases: $400
Bo, Jack: $1600 & $2K

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1600 (Places of Substance)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $4400
TOTAL DJ! LT: $6K

Pre-Final S:

Joe: $9900/Sarah: $13,800/Herman: $9200

CORYATS FOR THE MEN:
Joe: $10K
Herman: $7600

FJ! #5: ENGLISH POETS

An 1816 poem by him said “That with music loud and long, I would build that dome in air, That sunny dome!”.

HERMAN: “Who is Lord Byron?” ($4601) = $4599
JOE: “Who is Byron?” ($5K) = $4900
SARAH: “Who is (Samuel Taylor) Coleridge” = $19,801

“JEOPARDY!” 9/17/20

Challengers:
Beth Gunter: Attorney
Joe Velasco (La Mirada, CA)

R1:
A SHRUBBERY!
WORD WORDS
DAILY READING
U.S. SENATOR RHYME TIME
AREN’T YOU…
DISCOUNT CEOs?

HS:

David: $3K/Joe: $2400/Beth: $2K

Beth ($2600) chooses a DD on the $800 Discount CEO; the $3K now belongs to Joe & David’s leading him by $1K. She’s betting two for the lead.

Jack Dorsey, CEO of this credit card processing giant, gets a $2.75 yearly salary- 2.75 being the percentage charged per swipe.

“What is Square?”…fair & correct.

LT: $2600

CS:

David: $5K/Joe: $4200/Beth: $7400

DJ!:
FAMOUS NAMES
SCIENCE & NATURE
ONE-LETTER GEOGRAPHY
FILM COMPOSITION
THE 18th CENTURY
STARTS & ENDS W/ “E”

David selects the $1200 Film Composition & that’s DD #1; he & Beth are tied for 1st at $7400, two grand more than Joe. He’s making it a Trubie.

1938 & 1972 films both called “The Great Waltz” focused on this composer.

“Who is (Franz) Schubert?”…oh no, man- he was Johann Strauss. Joe ($6200) picks out DD #2 from the $800 Science & Nature spot; David’s got four G’s back & Beth’s the sole leader w/ $7800. Male challenger Joe goes for two.

Aside from the Sun & the Moon this is the brightest natural object in the night sky.

“What is Venus?”…why yes.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1200 (One-Letter Geography)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $5200
TOTAL DJ! LT: $6400

Pre-Final S:

David: $7600/Joe: $14,600/Beth: $14,200

CORYAT SCORES:
David: $15K
Joe: $13,400
Beth: $13K

FJ! #4: 20th C. ARTISTS

“Los Tres Grandes” were Jose Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros & him.

DAVID: “WHO IS DIEGO RIVERA?” (DOUBLE) = $15,200
BETH: “Who is Diego Rivera? Picasso” ($12,999) = $1,201
JOE: “WHO IS RIVERA?” ($5.5K) = $20,100

“JEOPARDY!” 9/16/20

Challengers:
David Ferrara: Realtor
Kelly Decker (Kagel Canyon, CA): Actress

R1:
THESE UNITED STATES
NUMBER, PLEASE
TV SHOWS BASED ON BOOKS BY WOMEN
WHAT TO WEAR
EUROPEAN HISTORY
“YOU” IDIOM!

Cory ($800) finds tonight’s 1st DD early to end European History; David has $400 & Kelly’s in the negative for $200.

Helped by Lord Byron, in 1830 it became the 1st of the Ottoman empire’s subject nations to achieve independence.

“What is…Turkey?”…nay- Greece.

HS:

Cory: $600/Kelly: $2600/David: $1800

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1K (Number, Please)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $3600
TOTAL LT: $4600 (time expired on the last three “You”s)

CS:

Cory: $1K/Kelly: $2800/David: $3600

DJ!:
SUMMARIZING THE NOVEL
ACM AWARDS
A BOROUGH BURIAL
6-LETTER WORDS
THE NAVAJO
SAND PAINTING

Kelly ($5600) seems frightened that the $1600 6-Letter Word has DD #1 attached; David’s $800 behind & Cory’s still 3rd at $1400. Kelly wagers three.

Used to indicate whether a substance’s acidic or basic this compound’s obtained from lichens.

She doesn’t know litmus. David ($12,800) is in good shape by the time of his selection of DD #2 $1600 about The Navajo; $3K’s also wagered by he.

The unique complexities of the Navajo language made it perfect for Native Americans working as these during WWII.

“What are codebreakers?”…actually no- they were code talkers. Left unattended at the Beeps of Time were the $1200 & $1600 Sand Paintings.

ATTEMPTED LT: $5200
UNATTEMPTED LT: $6800
TOTAL DJ! LT: $12K

Pre-Final S:

Cory: $1800/Kelly: -$1400/David: $9800 (LG)

After Kelly missed that last chosen clue, the $2K Sand Painting (& Cory buzzed in next), we were THIS close to having David play Final JEOPARDY! against the house.

CORYAT SCORES:
Cory: $2800
Kelly: $1600
David: $12,800

FJ! #3: 19th C. AMERICANS

Obituaries called this man who died in 1820 a celebrated colonel, the 1st settler in KY & a man who delighted in perils & battle.

CORY: “Who is Daniel Boone?” (DOUBLE) = $3600
DAVID:WHO IS DANIEL BOONE? DAVEY CROCKETT” = $4977

“JEOPARDY!” 9/15/20

Challengers:
Betsy Reisz (Sherman Oaks): Test prep tutor
Ted Fruchtman: Supply chain mgr.

R1:
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
NAME THE DIRECTOR
IT COMES FROM ANIMALS
ON THE GO
PIECES OF “EIGHT”
KEN JENNINGS ON WINNING STREAKS

HS:

Cory: $3K/Ted: $1800/Betsy!: -$200

As the rd.’s about to end Cory ($6400) chooses the $600 Know Your Rights for the DD; Ted’s in 2nd w/ four grand & Betsy’s twice as much in the hole as she was before the break. Cory plays for another $2K.

In 2020 VA became the 38th state to ratify this proposed amendment but there’s the matter of that 1982 deadline.

“What is the Equal Rights Amendment?”…yeah it was. Time was up before the final clue there.

ATTEMPTED LT: $2200
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: $200 (“Eight”)
TOTAL LT: $2400

CS:

Cory: $8400/Ted: $4K/Betsy!: $400

DJ!:
HELLO & GOODBYE
VOLCANOES
TV SHOWS BY EPISODES
ON THE BOOKSHELF
THE SULTANS
OF STING

$1600 into The Sultans Ted ($7600) has an opportunity to wrestle the lead from Cory ($12,400) via DD #1; Betsy’s still on the good side for $2K. Here’s his $3600 clue.

Since the 16th C. ottoman sultans have claimed this 6-letter religious title passed down to followers of Muhammad.

“Who is…sheikh?”- no it’s caliph. But he’ll welcome DD #2 from the $1200 Hello & Goodbye box; Betsy’s last-place score’s $2400. Of his $6800 he’ll risk $4K.

“ALV” is texting shorthand for goodbye from the pronunciation of this 3-word Spanish expression.

“What is hasta luego?” is not enough- should’ve thought of “THE TERMINATOR” as it was “Hasta la vista”. Time just expires before the $800 Of Sting answer.

ATTEMPTED LT: $6K
UNATTEMPTED LT: $3200
TOTAL DJ! LT: $9200

Pre-Final S:

Cory: $13,600 (LG)/Ted: $6400/Betsy!: $2K

CORYAT SCORES:
Cory: $12,200
Ted: $14K

FJ! #2: THE MUSIC BIZ

In 2019 at a 60th anniversary event in Detroit this producer announced his retirement saying he had “come full circle”.

BETSY!: “Who is Barry Gordy?” = $1200
EVERYBODY ELSE: NOTHING ON BOTH SIDES