J! U-ToC Game 18
Posted 04 March 2005 - 08:41 PM
Grace Veach (1997), a librarian living in Lakeland, Florida
Keith Williams (2003), a sophomore at Middlebury College from Middlebury, Vermont
John LeDonne (1990), a bookstore manager from Concord, New Hampshire
J! Round Categories: Mythology, Sports Notables, Canada "A"?, A Heavenly Category, First Lady Firsts, ___ & ___
J! Round Daily Double: Grace found it on Clue 9, wagered all $2,000 of her score, and was correct.
MYTHOLOGY $600: Hery punished this nymph by saying that she shall have the last word but no power to speak first
Scores after J! round: Grace $7,600 Keith $6,200 John $1,800
DJ! Round Categories: The Elements, Broadway Musical Settings, Farming Math, "F"ood Word Origins,Novels Before & After, Words in Shakespeare
DJ! Round Daily Double 1: Keith found it on Clue 4, wagered only $600 of $7,800 - and fell back to $7,200.
BROADWAY MUSICAL SETTINGS $1200: Shubert Alley is the setting for both the opening and closing scenes of this smash hit that debuted in 2001
(Keith: What is "Stomp"?)
DJ! Round Daily Double 2: Keith found it on Clue 12, wagered $4,000 of $12,800 -- and was correct.
THE ELEMENTS $800: The 2 radioactive elements named for planets that follow Uranium on the periodic table
Score after Double Jeopardy: Keith $23,600 Grace $13,200 John $6,200
Final Jeopardy: (U.S. Islands) Dutch for either "Devil's Whirlpool" or "Spite The Devil", Spuyten Duyvil Creek forms part of its northern border
Wagers and Final Score:
John: $6,200 - $6,200 = $0 ($5,000) (What is U.S. Virgin Island?)
Grace: $13,200 + $13,000 = $26,200 (and an advance to Round 2)
Keith: $23,600 - $10,000 = $13,600 ($5,000) (What is New York?)
Monday: John Kelly, Barbara-Anne Eddy, Ryan Holznagel
Correct responses (in order of appearance)
Neptunium and Plutonium
Posted 05 March 2005 - 12:33 AM
OntarioQuizzer, on Mar 4 2005, 08:41 PM, said:
The Barbara-Anne Eddy? (It certainly looks like her.)
This is actually the second time there has been a "reference" to The $128,000 Question in this tournament. An earlier round had the category "The President When", and one of the answers was "...Hawaii became the 50th state"; this was the last part of the first $64,000 question asked on Question. (The Question contestant, unfortunately, answered Kennedy.)
(Two things I learned from the show where Eddy won her $128,000; there is only one Shakespeare play where a son kills his father and a father kills his son (Henry VI Part III - it was her final question (and, as it turns out, the final question of the series)), and, at least at the time, Canadians aren't taxed on winnings paid by American banks.)
Posted 05 March 2005 - 04:00 AM
That Don Guy, on Mar 5 2005, 12:33 AM, said:
Yep -- The Barbara-Anne Eddy. I fear she's probably aged quite a bit, though, seeing as it's been about 27 years since that appearance on Question...
Posted 05 March 2005 - 07:36 AM
OntarioQuizzer, on Mar 5 2005, 04:00 AM, said:
Trebek and her reminisced about $128K during one of her 80s appearances on J!
Posted 05 March 2005 - 08:52 AM
Posted 05 March 2005 - 09:17 AM
Posted 05 March 2005 - 03:46 PM
Call me crazy, call me stupid, but something in my gut told me that Grace was playing possum in the second round. Remember the hot start she got off to? She had $6600, answered a couple other questions, then we didn't hear from her again until late in Double Jeopardy, when Keith appeared to have the game locked. Then, boom, boom, boom, before we know it it's a game again. And lo and behold, she wins, after Keith blows FJ. Then again, it's probably just me.
I was wondering if Grace was gonna be back, because I forgot how she did and didn't quite recognize her name among those on the list. She was one of my favorite contestants during her run, and I'm happy to see her take at least one match.