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Round 1: Rutter vs. Kelly/Toutant vs. Pawlowicz - August 4

Last time, in the battle between Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings and World Series of Pop Culture winner Victor Lee, a seesaw battle ended with Ken as the victor... and when a "Weakest Link" champ met up with the richest "Millionaire" ever, it was Michelle Kitt who pulled the upset against ED Olmstead. Now, only 14 remain as the Ultimate Jeopardy! champion Brad Rutter takes on the queen of the underdogs, Lingo champ Amy Kelly, and Millionaire winner Ed Toutant goes mano a mano with king of quiz Leszek Pawlowicz.

But first, Rutter vs. Kelly. Let's meet the players...

BRAD RUTTER VS AMY KELLY
29 Age 31
Aspiring game show host Occupation Freelance music journalist
Los Angeles Hometown Van Nuys, CA
Jeopardy!: won the 2000 TOC, the Million Dollar Masters, and the UTOC, taking home over $3.2 million Claim to fame Lingo: along with her sister, won the largest Bonus Lingo payout ever: $41,000.
1 vs. 100 Other games none

Brad was always fascinated by the history of the show, so going up against J!'s heavy-hitters was something he was looking forward to. Nowadays, he's hosting his own quiz show in PA for high-schoolers called "Inquizitive". Oh, and he's driving a new Porsche.

Amy was always fascinated by ... music, so it's no surprise that she's into Guitar Hero. Nowadays, she's a freelance writer in LA. Oh, and she's playing her husband's Gibson SG controller. She sees herself as the dark horse.

Okay, an explanation of the rules...

Round 1: General knowledge questions.

Round 2: Numbers and logic.

Round 3: Words and letters.

Round 4: Mixed bag.

Players are each given one minute of the questioner's time. Correct answers will stop the clock; wrong ones will keep the clock going until they give a correct answer or they use one of three switches given to them for the entire match. A switch passes the question to their opponent. The player who runs out of time first loses the round, and the winner keeps the time remaining on his or her clock to use in the final round. Player who runs out of time in that round first is out of the tournament.

Round 1 begins... NOW.

  What German composer composed the Goldberg Variations?
AMY: Pass. (J.S. Bach)

Coral, cottonmouth, and Mamba are all types of what reptile?
AMY: Snake. CORRECT
:50:14

In humans, what tiny blood vessels connect arteries to veins?
BRAD: Capillaries. CORRECT
:55.01
According to NBC, who is scheduled to replace Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show" in 2009?
AMY: Conan O'Brien. CORRECT
:43.82
What celebrity chef owns and operates the four US restaurants named Spago?
BRAD: Wolfgang Puck. CORRECT
:48.99
In 2006, what country's military staged a coup resulting in the overthrow of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra?
AMY: Pass. (Thailand)

What baseball player is mentioned in the lyrics to the Simon & Garfunkel song "Mrs. Robinson"?
SWITCH!
:43.82
BRAD: Joe DiMaggio. CORRECT.
:47.74
On the Fox TV series "24", Jack Bauer works out of the Los Angeles office of what fictitious government agency?
AMY: FBI (CTU).

What NBA basketball star shares his name with a region in Japan famous for its beef?
AMY: Kobe O'Brien (Kobe Bryant).

What American company uses the ticker symbol "F" on the New York Stock Exchange?
AMY: Pass (Ford Motor Company).

Fred Noonan was the navigator for whose ill-fated attempt to fly around the world?
SWITCH!
:02.38

BRAD: Amelia Earhart. CORRECT.
:46.36
In the original "Pac-Man" video game, Pac-Man is chased by four ghosts officially named Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and what?
TIME!

Correct answer was Clyde. Brad comes out with :46.36 questions, and Amy comes out with only one switch remaining.

Another minute on the clock for both sides as we prepare for the numbers round. Round 2 begins... NOW.

A man who stands 5 feet 10 inches tall is how many inches in height?
BRAD: 70. CORRECT
:54.98
Divide the number of vowels in "Mississippi River" by the number of daughters of Mike and Carol on "The Brady Bunch".
AMY: 2. CORRECT
:48.52
Solve for x: 4x + 20 = 6x
BRAD: Pass. (10)

What is 7 cubed?
BRAD: 336 (343)

What is the next number in this Fibonacci sequence: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8...
BRAD: 13. CORRECT
:30.13

What is three-fourths of 72?
AMY: Pass. (54).

What is 33.3 - 14.8 + 9.9?
SWITCH!
:27.59

SWITCH!
:29.49
AMY: Pass (28.4).

If some thwarps are gumboes and all gumboes are rockefellers, are any thwarps necessarily rockefellers?
AMY: Yes. CORRECT
:16.80

You buy six packs of beer at $11.47 each. How much change will you get from $100?
SWITCH!
:20.72
AMY: Pass. ($31.18)

What is the missing number in this box...
8 1 6
3 ? 7
4 9 2

AMY: 5. CORRECT.
:06.59

What is 10% of 102?
BRAD: 10. CORRECT
:17.28
What is 78 / 6?
AMY: 13. CORRECT.
:02.07
TIME. Correct: 9.
The interior angles of a regular pentagon add up to how many degrees?
BRAD: 270 (540)

Divide the number of keys on a standard piano by the number of seasons in a series of violin concertos by Vivaldi.
BRAD: 22. CORRECT.
:04.43

What is the cube root of 125?
AMY: 5. CORRECT.
TIME.

Well, neither player put their best foot forward in this round, but Brad comes up almost 50 seconds ahead of Amy. Now Amy gets the advantage as she takes on words and letters. Brad still has a switch, though.

Round 3... begins now.

  What Communist leader's name is an anagram of FLORIDA SECT?
AMY: Pass (Fidel Castro).

What is the third to last letter of the Greek alphabet?
AMY: Chi. CORRECT
:46.79

Spell "blasphemy"
BRAD: B-L-A-S-P-H-E-M-Y. CORRECT
:55.43
What "N" is the practice of communicating with the dead to predict the future?
AMY: Pass (Necromancy)

CRY _ _ _ _ HOUND
AMY: Baby (wolf).

Which stately Henry's surname is hidden in the phrase A COUPLE WAS KIDDING EROTICALLY?
AMY: Pass. (Kissinger)

HOLY _ _ _ _ _ _ DERBY
AMY: Pass. (Roller)

Which desert is hidden in the phrase ESKIMO JAVELINS ARE NEAT, ALLEN?
AMY: Mojave. CORRECT
:13.88

Spell "bailiff".
BRAD: B-A-I-L-I-F-F. CORRECT
:51.68
What business leader's name is an anagram of LEGAL BITS?
AMY: Pass. (Bill Gates)

Separate the director from the movie in this jumble: SPOOKYHCITCCCCHH
AMY: Hitchcock, Psycho. CORRECT.
TIME!

Brad has an advantage of over a minute and 40 seconds. Brad has 2:42.47. Amy will have to make do with the minute she's given. Meanwhile both players are given one more switch.

Round 4... begins NOW.

What X is an unreasonable fear of strangers?
BRAD: Xenophobia. CORRECT
2:37.97
What is the term for a young swan?
AMY: Gosling. (Cygnet)

Fill in the famous figure from American history
HARR_ _ _  T _ _ MAN
AMY: Harriet Tubman. CORRECT
:47.54

What does the p stand for in the http of a web address?
BRAD: Protocol. CORRECT
2:31.81
What is the sum of the numbers on a pair of regular six-sided dice?
AMY: 48. (42)

What fashion designer was born Ralph Lifshitz in New York City in 1939?
AMY: Ralph Lauren. CORRECT
:35.46

If Bob is the cartoonist, Joe is the quarterback, and Helena is the capital, what word am I looking for?
BRAD: Montana. CORRECT
2:23.74
What "Mona Lisa Smile" actress' first and last names are an anagram of YEAH LLAMA LEGGING?
AMY: Pass. (Maggie Gyllenhaal)

What is 9.1 - 3.9 + 1.2?
AMY: 9.5 (6.4)

"Pretzel" was the original name for what Milton Bradley game that tests people's flexibility?
AMY: Twister. CORRECT.
:09.67

In the seven major levels of taxonomic classification, what category comes after family and before species?
BRAD: Genus. CORRECT.
2:15.16
What former pro quarterback what the Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1996?
SWITCH!
:02.
76
BRAD: Jack Kemp. CORRECT.
2:14.09
Built by businessman tycoon Howard Hughes, the enormous H-4 seaplane was popularly known by what nickname?
TIME!

The correct answer is the Spruce Goose, and Brad Rutter lays to waste the 16th seed Amy Kelly, moving on to the next round against either Nancy Christy or Ogi Ogas.

Next on the docket is someone who won a million plus taxes paid on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" against someone who you could honestly say "Name a quiz show in the last 20 years, he was on it." It's Ed Toutant vs. Leszek Pawlowicz. Let's look at the tale of the tape...

ED TOUTANT VS LESZEK PAWLOWICZ
55 Age 49
Independent computer consultant Occupation Independent computer consultant
Austin, TX Hometown Flagstaff, AZ
Millionaire: won a million after "flubbing" the $16,000, and $1.87 million lifetime total Claim to fame Being the "Michael Jordan" of game shows, having won $194,000 lifetime total
Jeopardy!, The Challengers Other games Jeopardy!, History IQ, Win Ben Stein's Money

Ed was on three different shows, but his stumble on Millionaire opened the door to the million during a strand of Mega Millionaire. Since then, he can always be found at the local tavern on trivia night. Mayor Wynn says he's going to "whip everybody's ass".

Leszek was on Jeopardy!... on Win Ben Stein's Money... Who Wants to Be a Millionaire... and History IQ. He quit his job and moved to Flagstaff. He doesn't play that much trivia. His friends say he's going to do "very well". Translation: be afraid. Be very afraid.

Boards are set. Clocks are in place. Players are ready. Round 1 begins... NOW.

What magazine shares its name with a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray?
ED: Vanity Fair. CORRECT
:55.26
What is the state animal of New Jersey?
LESZEK: Pass (Horse)

The current Secretary-General of the United Nations hails from what country?
LESZEK: South Korea. CORRECT
:50.76

Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah are the three daughters of what former celebrity couple?
ED: Demi Moore & Bruce Willis. CORRECT
:47.97
Waht is the last name of "Star Wars" character Lando?
LESZEK: Calrissian. CORRECT
:45.94
The Chocolate Swamp recently replaced the Molasses Swamp in what board game?
ED: Candy Land. CORRECT
:40.87.
What African nation is only bordered by Libya & Algeria?
LESZEK: Tunisia. CORRECT
:38.59
What actress received an Academy Award nomination for her role as the wife of Henry Hill in "GoodFellas"?
ED: Pass (Lorraine Bracco)

Who was the first treasury secretary of the United States?
ED: Alexander Hamilton. CORRECT.
:28.60

What game's name is an abbreviation of a Japanese phrase meaning "only single numbers allowed"?
LESZEK: Go (Sudoku).

The first name of what George W. Bush cabinet member comes from an Italian musical term meaning "With sweetness"?
LESZEK: Condoleezza. CORRECT
:23.71

What pop singer's first two lines of perfume were called "Curious" and "Fantasy"?
ED: Jennifer Lopez (Britney Spears)

In what country is the Tagalog language primarily spoken?
ED: Philippines. CORRECT.
:16.50

That canal connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea?
LESZEK: Suez Canal. CORRECT.
:19.06
In 2006, George W. Bush took the prime minister of what country on a tour of Graceland?
ED: Russia. (Japan)

What was the Air Force rank of Chuck Yeager when he broke the sound barrier in 1947?
ED: Colonel (Captain).

Played in the movies by Matt Damon, fictional assassin Jason Bourne was created by what author?
TIME! Correct: Robert K. Ludlum.

 

And Leszek takes :19.06 to the final round. Numbers and logic are next. Three switches in play on each side. Round 2... begins now.

  What is 2.4 x 4.2?
SWITCH!
:56.20
SWITCH!
:59.31
SWITCH!
:55.2
3
SWITCH!
:58.77
SWITCH!
:54.13
ED: Pass. (10.08)

What is two-sevenths of 49?
ED: 14. CORRECT
:45.92

What is 26 + 27 + 28?
LESZEK: 81. CORRECT
:47.73
If one euro equals $1.25 in US dollars, how many euros equal $10 US?
ED: Eight. CORRECT
:38.15
In inches, what is the perimeter of a hexagon with equal sides each measuring three feet?
LESZEK: 216 inches. CORRECT
:40.69
How is 222 expressed in Roman numerals?
ED: CCXXII. CORRECT
:33.19
If ice cream cones cost 71 cents each, what is the maximum number you could get for $4?
LESZEK: 5. CORRECT.
:32.15
If some cats are hip, and all musicians are hip; do we know if any musicians are cats?
ED: No. CORRECT.
:26.84
What is 15% of 80?
LESZEK: 12. CORRECT.
:27.29
Solve for y: 440 / y = 20
ED: 420. (22)

What is the highest prime number between 1 and 50?
SWITCH!
:15.30

LESZEK: 47. CORRECT
:23.08
Multiply the number the amplifier goes up to in "This is Spinal Tap" by the number of "Horsemen of the Apocalypse".
ED: 44. CORRECT
:08.30
What is one-third of 99 minus one-half of 64?
LESZEK: 1. CORRECT:
:16.83
What is $9.10 - 9 nickels?
ED: $8.65. CORRECT
TIME!
 

16.83 seconds goes into Leszek's final bank. All the switches are gone. Round 3... begins now.

THE LIZARD SAT NEAR THE VENT
Which planet is hidden in this phrase?
ED: Saturn (Earth)

TOKYO
The name of what other Japanese city is an anagram of Japan's capital?
ED: Kyoto. CORRECT
:47.90

Which vowel in "pistachio" occurs twice?
LESZEK: I. CORRECT.
:54.01
Spell "neophyte".
ED: N-E-O-P-H-Y-T-E. CORRECT
:43.88
What P is a breed of horse and a variety of grape used to make sherry?
LESZEK: Palomino. CORRECT.
:46.96
Separate the two Tom Cruise movies in this scramble: MACGONCOKLTIAILA
ED: Magnolia & Cocktail. CORRECT.
:32.44
What does the L stand for in the nonprofit organization known as the ACLU?
LESZEK: Liberties. CORRECT
:40.69
EAGLE - - - SORE
ED: Eye. CORRECT.
:27.10
Separate the European country from its capital in this jumble: HFEILNSLIANNKDI
LESZEK: Helsinki, Finland. CORRECT.
:35.61
The name of what US state capital is an animal of NOT A BROGUE?
ED: Montgomery. (Baton Rouge).

Spell "azalea"
ED: A-Z-A-L-E-A. CORRECT
:15.34

What letter would you add to CURVY to get a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C?
LESZEK: S. CORRECT.
:37.86
What word meaning an organized plan is hidden in the brand name HAAGEN-DAZS?
ED: Agenda. CORRECT
:07.49
What F is a legal option or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar?
LESZEK: Fatwa. CORRECT.
:25.58
What spiritual author's name is an anagram of CHEAP POKER AD?
ED: Pass. (Deepak Chopra)

NAVEL - - - - - -  ROUGHY
TIME!: Correct was Orange.

 

Leszek wins his third round and another 25.58 seconds. He has a lead of 1:01.47 minutes. "You give Leszek Pawlowicz a minute. You might as well have given him the whole world."

Each player is given an additional switch. Round 4... begins NOW.

  The fictional town of West Egg, New York is the setting for much of what novel?
LESZEK: "The Great Gatsby". CORRECT
1:56.68
In 2006, what Wall Street firm announced it was awarding over $16 billion in employee compensation?
ED: Goldman Sachs. CORRECT
:51.51
The second of two full moons occurring within one calendar month is known as what?
LESZEK: Blue Moon. CORRECT
1:51.35
PILLOW - - - - RADIO
ED: Talk. CORRECT
:47.74
Multiply the number of days in a fortnight by the number of bears in the Goldilocks tale.
LESZEK: 42. CORRECT
1:44.66
The CMA Awards are presented to artists in what genre of music?
ED: Country. CORRECT
:43.61
Presidential daughter Chelsea Clinton was named after a song written by what '60s singer?
LESZEK: Joni Mitchell. CORRECT
1:38.55
What is (22 + 26) / 4?
ED: 12. CORRECT.
:38.23
Which of these letters in BLEAK would you drop to get a body part of a bird?
LESZEK: L. CORRECT.
1:32.48
What summer fashion staple was named after an atomic bomb test site in the remote Pacific?
ED: Bikini. CORRECT
:32.76

The sports drink Gatorade gets its name from the nickname of what university's football team?
LESZEK: Florida. CORRECT
1:26.31

What 8.4 + 4.8?
ED: 13.2. CORRECT
:27.43
What H is a three-line poem that must have exactly 17 syllables?
LESZEK: Haiku. CORRECT
1:21.16
What mint is said to contain a breath-freshening ingredient called "retsyn"?
ED: Certs. CORRECT
:22.69
How many right angles does a square have?
LESZEK: 4. CORRECT
1:17.39
What is the first name of the successful fashion designer who is also the daughter of Paul McCartney?
ED: Stella.
CORRECT
:15.42
What American restaurant chain is known by the acronym IHOP?
LESZEK: International House of Pancakes. CORRECT
1:12.03
Parcheesi is the American adaptation of a game that originated in what country?
ED: India. CORRECT
:10.63
What late singer and guitarist is an anagram of RACY REAR JIG?
SWITCH!
1:07.03
SWITCH!
:08.98
LESZEK: Pass. (Jerry Garcia)

In a song by the band Styx, what two words follow the phrase "Domo arigato"?
LESZEK: Mr. Roboto. CORRECT.
:58.60

North America's Great Lakes are comprised of how many individual lakes?
ED: Five. CORRECT
:04.46
What controversial French dish made from goose livers was banned from Chicago restaurants in 2006?
LESZEK: Pate de foie gras. CORRECT
:50.67
Which of these famous Georges is actually a woman: Mason, Sand, or Thorogood?
ED: Sand. CORRECT.
TIME!
 

Leszek the beast moves on, upsetting Ed. He'll play either David Legler or Frank Spangenberg later on in the quarts.

Next week, be here when a "Twenty-One"-made millionaire takes on one of our favorite femmes fatales. And a guy who's strictly old-school takes on the man who changed the game forever in 1999. See you then.

 

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