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Questions in Jeopardy!

500 Questions Season Premiere
by Chris Wolvie


ABC: Saturday 8p/7c
Host: Dan Harris
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  No lifelines, no helps, no second chances. Get it right or go home! It's time for another season of "500 Questions"!

For those who missed it last year, let me explain how this unique quiz show is played (and, if you DID catch it, please note things have changed):

A Contestant (a certified genius in one way or another) plays rounds of thirty questions apiece. The questions are in ten categories and the Contestant can choose any category at any time. If they fail to get the question right before time expires, they get a "Wrong". And, as the motto of the show goes, "Three Wrong and You're Gone!". A right answer wipes all Wrongs away...so getting three Wrongs in a row ends the game for the Contestant.

On the other side of the stage is a "Challenger" (ALSO a genius). Should the Contestant get two Wrongs, the Challenger gets to choose the next category in the hope that the Contestant gets the third Wrong. If they do, the Challenger becomes the next Contestant and starts THEIR 500 Questions with a new Challenger. If, however, the Contestant finishes the round before three Wrongs are registered, the Challenger leaves with nothing.

There are two types of questions:

REGULAR: The Contestant is given five seconds to give the correct answer. A correct answer puts $1000 in the Contestant's bank and they can keep giving answers until time expires or they get it right.
BATTLE: Both Contestant and Challenger play this question. The question has multiple answers (always an even number). The Contestant chooses who will give the first answer. It goes back and forth between Contestant and Challenger until one gives a wrong answer, a repeated answer or NO answer within five seconds. If the Contestant fails, they get a Wrong. If the Challenger fails, the Contestant gets $1000 and any Wrongs are wiped. If all right answers are given, it is a draw; no money, no Wrongs added or wiped (this counts as a "right answer" in Contestant stats).

If the Contestant finishes a round, they keep whatever money is in the bank, which is then reset to $0 for the next round. Plus any Wrongs from one round get carried over to the next. At the end of each round, the Contestant plays a two-minute "Lightning Round" for more money; three Wrongs here ends the round.

At the end of the season, the winning Contestant will be the contestant who has won.

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For some reason, Dr. Richard Mason couldn't return from last year...so we start with a new genius...or, rather, THE genius! It's Jeopardy! kingpin Ken Jennings, looking to add to his already impressive game-show winnings!
 
CONTESTANT
Ken Jennings
Seattle
best-selling author
all-time greatest Jeopardy! winner
CHALLENGER
Monica Thieu

San Francisco
neuroscience lab researcher
graduated with honors from Stanford and has 148 IQ

(Monica's also a College Jeopardy! champ)

ROUND 1
CATEGORIES:
NEWSMAKERS       RENOWNED DOCTORS
WEBSITES         MEANS OF TRANSPORT
REPTILES         COFFEE
FINANCE          MYSTERY NOVELS
SCOUTING         FRANCE


001/500 CATEGORY - COFFEE
Q: The two major commercial varieties of coffee beans are Robusta and what?
A: Arabica (correct; $1000)

002/500 CATEGORY - FINANCE
Q: In 2014, what economist succeeded Ben Bernanke as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve?
A: Janet Yellin (WRONG 1)

003/500 CATEGORY - FRANCE
Q: To make a traditional French éclair, you need to start with what pastry dough whose name literally means "cabbage"?
A: Choux (WRONG 2)

Wow! Three questions in and Alex Trebek's pride and joy is one Wrong away from being the quickest "gone" in the brief history of "500Q"!

004/500 CATEGORY (chosen by Monica) - FRANCE (BATTLE QUESTION)
(Ken will lead)
Q: France has a land border with what eight countries?
KEN: Spain
MONICA: Andorra
KEN: Monaco
MONICA: Luxembourg
KEN: Belgium
MONICA: Germany
KEN: Austria (WRONG 3!)
(Also: Italy, Switzerland)

For the first time EVER (as far as I know), Ken Jennings didn't make a cent on a game show!! The only question Jennings will be giving now is, "Where is the exit?" And Monica takes over as the contestant and faces a new challenger!

CHAMPION
Monica Thieu
San Francisco
neuroscience lab researcher
graduated with honors from Stanford and has 148 IQ
CHALLENGER
Brandon Saunders

Queens, NY
student at NYU
IQ of 170

ROUND 1
CATEGORIES:
CURRENCY          HATS
NATURAL WONDERS   MAMMALS
SONGWRITERS       HALLS OF FAME
FAMOUS LASTS      MOVIES
WORLD LITERATURE  EXPLORERS


001/500 CATEGORY - HATS
Q: A bicorne hat belonging to what famous world leader was auctioned off in November 2014 for $2.2 million?
A: Napoleon Bonaparte (correct; $1000)

002/500 CATEGORY - SONGWRITERS
Q: In 1968, Tommy James got the idea for what song by looking at the sign for the Mutual of New York building
A: "Mony Mony" (WRONG 1)

003/500 CATEGORY - MAMMALS
Q: The platypus belongs to what unique egg-laying order of mammals?
A: Monotremes (correct; $2000, Wrong wiped)

004/500 CATEGORY - WORLD LITERATURE
Q: WHat Colombian author wrote the 1967 masterpiece, "One Hundred Years of Solitude"?
A: Gabriel Garcia Marquez (correct; $3000)

005/500 CATEGORY - CURRENCY (BATTLE QUESTION)
(Monica will lead)
Q: The members of the European Union who use the euro as their main currency are the Netherlands and what other 18?
MONICA: France
BRANDON: Germany
MONICA: The UK (WRONG 1)
(Also: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain)

(The UK still uses the pound sterling)

006/500 CATEGORY - MAMMALS
Q: Undiscovered until 1901 and related to the giraffe, what large endangered herbivore is featured on the Congo's paper money?
A: Okapi (correct; $4000, Wrong wiped)

007/500 CATEGORY - MOVIES
Q: Morgan Freeman joked that which of his Oscar(TM)-nominated movies wasn't abig hit at the box office because the title was hard to pronounce?
A: The Shawshank Redemption (WRONG 1)

008/500 CATEGORY - NATURAL WONDERS
Q: Witnessed by Francis Drake 1595, the Everlasting Lightning Storm of Lake Maracaibo occurs up to 300 nights annually in what country?
A: Venezuela (correct; $5000, Wrong wiped)

It goes right, Wrong, right (and MAMMALS sweep)...and then...

012/500 CATEGORY - SONGWRITERS (BATTLE QUESTION)
(Monica will lead)
Q: Released in 1985, Bruce Springsteen's "Greatest Hits" album features what 18 songs?
MONICA: Born in the USA
BRANDON: Born to Run
MONICA: ... (TIME!; WRONG 1)
(Also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greatest_Hits_%28Bruce_Springsteen_album%29)

013/500 CATEGORY - HATS
Q: Popular with gangsters in the 1940s, what type of hat gets its name from the title of a play starring Sahar Bernhart
A: Fedora (correct; $8000, Wrong wiped)

014/500 CATEGORY - FAMOUS LASTS
Q: During the 1920 Olympics, athletes last competed in what sport often played at picnics?
A: Tug-of-War (WRONG 1)

015/500 CATEGORY - NATURAL WONDERS
Q: In 1619, what Italian astronomer is credited with naming the northern lights "aurora borealis" after a Roman goddess of morning?
A: Galileo (correct; $9000, Wrong wiped)

After a SONGWRITERS right...

017/500 CATEGORY - MOVIES BATTLE QUESTION)
(Monica will lead)
Q: According to Box Office Mojo, besides "Mamma Mia!", name the 30 highest domestic-grossing films featuring Meryl Streep onscreen.
MONICA: Out of Africa
BRANDON: Kramer vs. Kramer
MONICA: Devil Wears Prada
BRANDON: The Iron Lady
MONICA: Into the Woods
BRANDON: Ricki and the Flash
MONICA: ... (TIME!; WRONG 1)
(Also: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/people/chart/?view=Actor&id=merylstreep.htm&sort=gross&order=DESC&p=.htm)

018/500 CATEGORY - NATURAL WONDERS (BATTLE QUESTION)
(Monica will lead)
Q: According to USA Today, what are the 20 most visited National Parks in the U.S.?
MONICA: Yellowstone
BRANDON: Yosemite
MONICA: Glacier
BRANDON: Joshua Tree
MONICA: Arcadia
BRANDON: Sequoia (WRONG!; $11,000, Wrong wiped)
Also: (Great Smoky Mountain, Grand Canyon, Olympic, Zion, Rocky Mountain, Grand Teton, Cuyahoga Valley, Shenandoah, Hawaii Volcanoes, Brice Canyon, Hot Springs, Arches, Shenandoah, Mt. Rainer, Haleakala, Death Valley)

A Wrong followed by five straight rights...

025/500 CATEGORY - HALLS OF FAME
Q: Casey Tibbs was one of the first inductees into what rugged sport's Hall of Fame located on Colorado Springs, CO?
A: Rodeo (WRONG 1)

026/500 CATEGORY - CURRENCY
Q: What was the first state honored with its own specialized coin in the U.S. Mint's "50 State(R) Quarter Program"?
A: Delaware (correct; $17,000, Wrong wiped)

027/500 CATEGORY - WORLD LITERATURE (BATTLE QUESTION)
(Monica will lead)
Q: Excluding Thénardier and his wife, who are the 22 named characters in the Playbill of the 1987 Broadway adaptation of "Les Misérables"?
MONICA: Jean Valjean
BRANDON: Javert
MONICA: Cosette
BRANDON: Éponine
MONICA: Marius
BRANDON: Fantine
MONICA: Enjolras
BRANDON: ... (TIME!; $18,000)
(Also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Mis%C3%A9rables_%28musical%29#Characters)

If Monica gets any one of the next three right (including a Battle somewhere), Brandon is toast.

028/500 CATEGORY - WORLD LITERATURE
(She chose this because she knew there aren't two Battles in any one category...and she SO didn't want a Battle again!)
Q: Published in 1866, "Crime and Punishment" follows the story of what main character as he attempts to commit the perfect murder?
A: Raskolinkov (WRONG 1)

029/500 CATEGORY - EXPLORERS
(It could get down to a Battle, just like last time, if Monica gets this Wrong...)
Q: Who left Europe in 1519, commanding five ships but wasn't alive when the only remaining vessel, the Victoria, returned three years later?
A: Magellan (correct; $19,000, Wrong wiped, on to Round 2)

Well, Brandon is going back to school...but at least he can leave Monica with a Wrong to carry over to the next round...and one less grand.

030/500 CATEGORY - HALLS OF FAME (BATTLE QUESTION)
(Monica will lead [DUH])
Q: Besides the teddy bear, what other 16 toys were inducted first into the National Toy Hall of Fame?
MONICA: Silly Putty? (WRONG 1)
(Also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Toy_Hall_of_Fame#Original_inductees_.281998-99.29)

Monica sends Brandon and earned $19,000...and has a chance to answer MORE questions and get MORE money with the first-ever...

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LIGHTNING ROUND!

The questions have no categories so Monica can't pick-and-choose. She has two minutes to answer as many questions as possible. But, if she gets three Wrongs (not counting the one she already has), the clock stops and the round ends. For each right answer, she gets $1000 more.

031/500
Q: Politician and activist Harvey Milk was known as the Mayor of what street?
A: Castro (correct)

032/500
Q: What is the main liquor in a Cosmopolitan?
A: Vodka (WRONG 1)

033/500
Q: Rock or soil that is continuous below 0 degrees Celsius for two or more years is called what?
A: Permafrost (correct)

034/500
Q: What Jamaican sprinter set three World Records in one Olympic Games?
A: Usain Bolt (correct)

035/500
Q: Used in drawing, what brown pigment is obtained from the secretion of a cuttlefish?
A: Sepia (WRONG 1)

036/500
Q: UCLA professor David Salzburg is the official science consultant for what TV Show?
A: "The Big Bang Theory" (correct)

037/500
Q: What shape consists of all points that are a fixed distance from a given center?
A: Circle (correct)

038/500
Q: Which of the Great Lakes lies the furthest east?
A: Ontario (WRONG 1)

039/500
Q: What author published her first novel in 1847 under the pen name "Currer Bell"
A: Charlotte Brontë (correct)

040/500
Q: What famous Western film features a Marshall named Will Kane
A: "High Noon" (WRONG 1)

041/500
Q: What state cultivates the most apples in the U.S.?
A: Washington (correct)

042/500
Q: The French name of what type of furniture comes from the Latin for closet?
A: Armoire (correct)

043/500
Q: In 1517, in what German town did Martin Luther nail up his "95 Theses"?
A: Wittenberg (WRONG 1)

044/500
Q: The Wars of the Roses were fought between the House of York and the House of what?
A: Lancaster (correct)

045/500
Q: What show returned to the FOX network after a 13-year absence?
A: "The X-Files" (WRONG 1)

TIME! 15 questions asked, 9 right, $9000 earned

CHAMPION
Monica Thieu
San Francisco
neuroscience lab researcher
graduated with honors from Stanford and has 148 IQ

$28,000 X
CHALLENGER
Dr. Nathan Kaplan

Los Angeles
math professor
degrees from Harvard, Princeton, & Cambridge

ROUND 2
CATEGORIES:
AFRICA                  J.K. ROWLING
SHOW BIZ RELATIVES      DANCE
ORGANIZATIONS           IN THE BIBLE
SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES  BIG BUSINESS
HOLIDAYS                THE CIVIL WAR


046/500 CATEGORY - SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES
Q: What German scientist scientist published "Astronomia Nova" in 1609, detailing his first two laws of planetary motion?
A: Johannes Kepler (correct; $1000, Wrong wiped)

047/500 CATEGORY - IN THE BIBLE
Q: What husband of Elizabeth was unable to speak during his wife's pregnancy?
A: Zacharias (WRONG 1)

048/500 CATEGORY - J.K. ROWLING
Q: Before it was released in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", what Rowling's first novel has what title in Britain?
A: "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (correct; $2000, Wrong wiped)

049/500 CATEGORY - IN THE BIBLE (BATTLE QUESTION)
(Monica will...FOLLOW this time)
Q: The names of what eight book of the Old Testament begin with a vowel?
NATHAN: Exodus
MONICA: ... (TIME; WRONG 1)
(Also: Ezekiel, Ezra, Amos, Obidiah, Isaiah, Ecclesiastes, Esther)

Monica wiped the Wrong on SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES...then got rid of IN THE BIBLE with a Wrong...

052/500 CATEGORY - DANCE
Q: What ballroom dance was named for an historic 1927 event?
A: Lindy hop (WRONG 2)

053/500 CATEGORY (chosen by Nathan) - THE CIVIL WAR
Q: What was the first name of Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson?
A: Thomas (WRONG 3!)

So Monica got 29 out of 53 questions (54.7%) right...but three Wrongs means she's gone. She takes home $28,000...not bad for three quarter-hours' work. Now, the tri-degreed math prof faces a new Challenger...

CHAMPION
Dr. Nathan Kaplan
Los Angeles
math professor
degrees from Harvard, Princeton, & Cambridge
CHALLENGER
Ryan Chaffee
Santa Monica, CA
international tutor
English lit degree from Yale

(Ryan was also a four-time J! champ in 2010 [earning $97,900]...and was in a band called "Voltron"...so, yeah, I'M rooting for him!)

ROUND 1
CATEGORIES:
AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIT    WINE
POP SINGERS             ART AND ARTISTS
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES RUSSIA
DOGS                    FUNNY PEOPLE
ON THE HIGH SEAS        HISTORIC BATTLES


001/500 CATEGORY - WINE (BATTLE QUESTION)
(Nathan will lead)
Q: There are six sizes of champagne bottle between the standard 750-milliliter size and the 15-liter Nebuchadnezzar. What are they?
NATHAN: Magnum
RYAN: Jeroboam
NATHAN: Scheherazade (WRONG 1!)
(Also: Balthazar, Salmanazar, Methuselah, Rehoboam)

002/500 CATEGORY - COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Q: Presidential opponents George W. Bush and John Kerry were both members of what secret society at Yale?
A: Skull and Bones (correct; $1000, Wrong wiped)

003/500 CATEGORY - RUSSIA
Q: When the last czar and his family were killed in 1918, it marked the end of what famous Russian dynastic family?
A: Romanov (WRONG 1)

004/500 CATEGORY - COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Q: Taken from the name of its most famous benefactor, what Southern university calls its sports teams the Commodores
A: Vanderbilt University (WRONG 2)

005/500 CATEGORY (chosen by Ryan) - POP SINGERS (BATTLE QUESTION)
(Nathan will follow)
Q: Name the 22 songs by Britney Spears that hit the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including duets.
RYAN: "Hit Me Baby, One More Time"
NATHAN: "Toxic"
RYAN: "Crazy"
NATHAN: "I'm a Slave 4 U"
RYAN: ... (TIME!; $2000, Wrongs wiped)
(Also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britney_Spears_discography#Singles)

006/500 CATEGORY - RUSSIA (BATTLE QUESTION)
(Nathan will follow)
Q: What 14 countries share a border with Russia?
RYAN: China
NATHAN: Mongolia
RYAN: Kazakhstan
NATHAN: Ukraine
RYAN: Poland
NATHAN: Turkmenistan (WRONG 1)
(Also: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, North Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway)

007/500 CATEGORY - COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES (BATTLE QUESTION)
(Holy shnikeys! Three BATTLES in a row!!)
(Nathan will follow)
Q: Name the 14 schools that are current members of the Big Ten Conference.
RYAN: Minnesota
NATHAN: Penn State
RYAN: Wisconsin
NATHAN: Purdue
RYAN: Michigan
NATHAN: Indiana
RYAN: Michigan State
NATHAN: Iowa State (WRONG 2)
(Also: Iowa, Illinois, Rutgers, Maryland, Nebraska, Ohio State, Northwestern)

Nathan noticed he shouldn't have added the "State" about a second after he said it.

008/500 CATEGORY (chosen by Ryan) - POP SINGERS
Q: With five statues including Best Rap Album, what artist took home the most prizes at the 2016 Grammys(R)
A: Kendrick Lamar (correct; $3000, Wrongs wiped)

After that, Nathan settled down and got three correct in a row.

012/500 CATEGORY - ON THE HIGH SEAS
Q: Often done to pirates, what punishment involved pulling an offender under the bottom of a ship and up at the other side by rope?
A: Keelhauling (WRONG 1)

013/500 CATEGORY - FUNNY PEOPLE
Q: The life and career of what comedienne was the subject of the 2010 documentary "A Piece of Work"?
A: Joan Rivers (correct; $7000, Wrong wiped)

Nathan then swept HISTORIC BATTLES for $3000 more and got into five-digit air. And then...

017/500 CATEGORY - AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIT
Q: Winner of the 1983 National Book Award, what novel follows the story of Celie as she struggles to reunite with her sister Nettie?
A: The Color Purple (WRONG 1)

018/500 CATEGORY - FUNNY PEOPLE (BATTLE QUESTION)
(Nathan will follow)
Q: According to Box Office Mojo, what are the 14 highest-grossing feature films with Will Ferrell in a starring role?
RYAN: Talladega Nights
NATHAN: Old School
RYAN: Anchorman
NATHAN: Anchorman 2
RYAN: Step Brothers
NATHAN: ... (TIME!; WRONG 2)
(Also: Elf, Daddy's Home, The Other Guys, Blades of Glory, Get Hard, The Campaign, Bewitched, The Lego Movie, Megamind)

019/500 CATEGORY (chosen by Ryan) - AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIT
Q: Langston Hughes was a member of what 1920s literary movement named for a New York City neighborhood?
A: Harlem Renaissance (correct; $11,000, Wrongs wiped)

That's THREE times Nathan has saved himself from being "gone". After two more corrects...

022/500 CATEGORY - DOGS (BATTLE QUESTION)
(Nathan will follow [again, DUH])
Q: According to the latest statistics from the American Kennel Club, what are the 20 most popular dog breeds in the U.S.?
RYAN: Labrador retriever
NATHAN: Golden retriever
RYAN: Beagle
NATHAN: King Charles Spaniel
RYAN: German shepherd
NATHAN: Pit bull (WRONG)
(Also: http://www.akc.org/news/the-most-popular-dog-breeds-in-america/ , Bull Terriers only got to #55)

023/500 CATEGORY - FUNNY PEOPLE
Q: Because of a problem she had with being gassy, who acquired the first name she performs under?
A: Whoopi Goldberg (WRONG 2)

024/500 CATEGORY (chosen by Ryan) - ART AND ARTISTS
Q: Born Peggy Hawkings, what popular artist of the 1960s painted women and children with big doe-eyes, but her husband took credit for the work?
A: Margaret Keane (WRONG 3!)

So, what took SEVEN episodes to do last year took less than ONE episode THIS year: three "geniuses" are gone! The three-degreed doc got 13 out of 24 (54.2%) correct...but leaves without a dime. And my man Ryan takes over as Contestant and meets a new Challenger...

CHAMPION
Ryan Chaffee

Santa Monica, CA
international tutor
English lit degree from Yale
CHALLENGER
Terry Linwood

Plano, TX
bookseller
five-time Jeopardy! champ with 142 IQ

So a four-time J! champ takes on a FIVE-time J! champ who won over $132G...

ROUND 1
CATEGORIES:
FAMOUS QUOTATIONS       WORLD MYTHOLOGY
007                     CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
BILLIONAIRES            CLASSIC BESTSELLERS
HISTORY                 PLANTS
TOYS AND GAMES          GLOBAL FACTS


001/500 CATEGORY - FAMOUS QUOTATIONS
Q: In what Shakespeare play will you find the quote, "One that loved not wisely, but too well"?
A: Othello (correct; $1000)

002/500 CATEGORY - 007 (BATTLE QUESTION)
(Ryan will lead)
Q: According to Billboard's "007 on the Hot 100", what 14 Bond theme song titles from the official series have appeared on the Hot 100 chart?
RYAN: "Goldfinger"
TERRY: "A View To a Kill" (only theme to get to #1)
RYAN: "Tomorrow Never Dies" (WRONG 1)
(Also: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6753813/james-bond-songs-hot-100-highest-charting)

003/500 CATEGORY - CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Q: Physicist Murray Gell-Mann borrowed a word from the novel "Finnegan's Wake" when naming what theorized particles?
A: Quarks (correct; $2000, Wrong wiped)

Ryan would go correct, Wrong, correct, correct, correct on his next five.

009/500 CATEGORY - 007
Q: For the filming of "Never Say Never Again", Sean Connery was instructed in martial arts by what future action star?
A: Steven Seagal (WRONG 1)

010/500 CATEGORY - CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Q: Location in a circular underground tunnel, what is the name of the most powerful particle accelerator in the world?
A: Large Hadron Collider (correct; $7000, Wrong wiped, category swept)

011/500 CATEGORY - 007
Q: What brand of gun has been Bond's sidearm of choice in the majority of 007 films?
A: Walther PPK (WRONG 1)

012/500 CATEGORY - FAMOUS QUOTATIONS
Q: Accepting her Oscar(TM) in 1985 for "Places In the Heart", what actress said, "I can't deny the fact that you like me! Right now, you like me!"
A: Sally Field (correct; $8000, Wrong wiped)
(He answered that before the host could start the clock)

Four more right in four different categories...

017/500 CATEGORY - TOYS AND GAMES (BATTLE QUESTION)
(Ryan will lead)
Q: In the original U.S. 1949 version of the board game "Clue", the murder could have taken place in the hall or what eight other rooms?
RYAN: Billiards room
TERRY: Ballroom
RYAN: Kitchen
TERRY: Library
RYAN: Study
TERRY: Anteroom (WRONG; $13,000)
(Also: Lounge, Dining Room, Conservatory)
(Fun fact: "Clue" has 225 possible combinations of murderer, weapon and location)

Ryan's on a pretty steady clip, answering 13 out of 17 questions correct...but he's a LONG way from the end of 500 Questions. And, the way Contestants have been dropping, could his demise be sooner than anyone thinks? Can he make it through half-a-thou queries? WILL he do it?

TO BE CONTINUED...

Jeopardy!
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Host: Alex Trebek with Jimmy McGuire, Kelly Miyahara & Sarah Whitcomb-Foss
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  A sitting politician and friend of Jeopardy! joins our power panel today...
 
EIGHT DAY CHAMPION
Buzzy Cohen

Los Angeles
music executive
$1
47,803
Riley Molin
orig. Bloomington, IN
political science student
Dan Rothfarb
Annandale, VA
technical writer & editor

JEOPARDY! ROUND: Romantics, TV's Greatest Hits, Words of Encouragement, Mountain/Man, Hazardous, "P" in Fashion.

Buzzy starts with $200 "P" in Fashion, finding the first Daily Double under $600. He plays the max on this: J. Crew offers this classic skirt in a style appropriately called No. 2. "What is a pencil skirt?" RIGHT for $1600! He ends up with $6000 to $4000 for Dan. Riley is $1000 down, but she'll turn up for the first pick in Double Jeopardy!...

DOUBLE JEOPARDY!: Rome Antics, Prologues, "Young" Men & Women, Beastly Expressions, My First Car, What Is It?

... with $400 Beastly Expressions. Dan finds the first Daily Double under $2000 Rome Antics. He bets $5000 on this: in 2015 this landmark reopened after a 17-month restoration--don't forget to bring coins to throw in. "What is... fountain?" It was the Trevi Fountain, leaving him with $13,800. He'll try again with the other under $1200 Prologues. He bets it all on this: this Shaw play is prefaced by a section called "A Professor of Phonetics". "What is 'Pygmalion'?" FOR THE DOUBLER, $6800! He ends up with $7600 to $2200 for Riley. But prepare for another zinger, because with $16,800, the game is Buzzy's to lose.

FINAL JEOPARDY! in "Art History": Escalier is in the original title of a work by this artist that scandalized NYC's International Exhibition of Modern Art in 1913. Correct response: who was Marcel Duchamp?

"Who is once more Trebek... once more?" Once more, Buzzy, with another $16,800, giving him a total of $164,603 for nine!

@midnight with Chris Hardwick
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Comedy Central: 12:01a/11:01p
Host: Chris Hardwick
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Bonnie McFarlane
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While you were not giving a you-know-what getting Super Bowl LV... Los Angeles... we were following up yesterday's cliffhanger with the Thursday night extra (uncut & uncensored on the app, as always). But later this half-hour, someone's going to win a new Jaguar XE on the conclusion of the #HowIGetAround Sweepstakes. Tonight's #HashtagWars: #MillionaireSongs. Bonnie leads with 1100 to Norton's 900 and Florentine's 500.

Next up, Dangerous Men (from Dudes With Swords). Tonight's Live Challenge: Big Black Beauty. Meet Frederik the Great, the most handsome horse on earth. Send a sext to rope in this pony. Everyone gets 2000 and Frederik's phone number.

We're rounding out the week with Barf-ographies. Florentine's book is entitled, "Diary of a First-Time Loser".

FTW: Someone in this audience is about to win a BRAND NEW CAR... ASHLEY CAMP! She will decide which bumper sticker she would NOT put on this car. The winner: "If I can read this, I've been ejected from my vehicle". Ashley gives the W to... JIM NORTON!

@midnight will return in two weeks. In the meantime, follow the game online @midnight.

Celebrity Name Game
by Chico Alexander
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Host: Craig Ferguson
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Scott & Brandon
timeshare salesmen
Sharde & Portia
best friends who do makeup & fashion
Sara Rue
"Impastor"
Bryshere "Yazz" Gray
"Empire"

ROUND 1's letters: L and W. Scott & Brandon lead off with L, getting Larry David, Lip Sync Battle, Lady Luck, and Larry Bird for $400. Sharde & Portia are left with W... and completely Whiff it.

In ROUND 2, we have Broadway and Cops & Robbers. Sharde tries her hand at Broadway, getting The Lion King, curtain call, and intermission for $600. Scott gives on Cops & Robbers, getting Bonnie & Clyde, heat, mugshot, and Keanu Reeves for $800, $1200 total.

Craig takes center stage with Cheesy Stuff. This one goes the distance as Village People gives Brandon & Scott the game, $3700 to $2800.

In the Final 10, Scott gets Jessica Simpson, Pier 1, Chris Pine, and The Office. Brandon ends up with treadmill, Tickle Me Elmo, and January Jones, but can't catch up.

Family Feud Season Finale
by Jason Huhn
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Syn/YesTV: 3p/4c; also check listings
Host: Steve Harvey
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  Returning champions the Hayes family of all guys will see if their luck continues, as they now play against the Joisil family.
 

CHAMPIONS
Hayes

Rick, Shawn, Brian, Cullen, Corey
Bloomington, MN

$20,000

Joisil
Dave, Linda, Neil, Tony, Sam
West Orange, NJ

SINGLE: instead of a bouquet, what might a stripper bride throw at a wedding?
1. Panties/G-string 42    5. Condoms 2
2. Garter/belt 20         6. Her dress 2
3. Bra/Pasties 15
4. Dollar bills/$ 15


SINGLE: a reason a rich man takes his blind date to a fast food restaurant.
1. He's cheap/stingy 38   5. Hide his wealth 7
2. Test/Gold digger? 15   6. He owns it 6
3. She's ugly/easy out 14 7. He/She likes it 5
4. In a hurry/to score 7


DOUBLE: young lovers would put whipped cream on each other. What does an old couple put on each other?
1. Bengay/Med ointment48  5. Ice cream 3
2. Covers/Blanket 11      6. Chocolate 3
3. Clothes 11
4. Lotion-Anti-wrinkle 4


TRIPLE: something embarrassing that could happen when you're doubled over with laughter.
1. Pee/Grow a tail 47
2. Blow a beefer 41
3. Rip pants 3
4. Snort 2


The Hayes needed to steal the #3 answer on the last survey to win another game. They managed to do so, meaning the Joisils leave with $500 greendot.com reloadable debit cards for online purchases and no overdraft charges.

Rick & Shawn try Fast Money again after a successful attempt last time. Rick started strong, slowed down a little, but made a recovery on the last answer to get 102. Shawn thought CNN was a magazine that gives the real scoop and people always saying they would start doing a project on Monday. He couldn't do any better with the others, but they now have a two-day total of $20,715. They will return to defend in September.

Fast Money #1 answers
- Something people always say they are going to start doing on Monday: Diet/Eat healthy (Rick)
- What percentage of children do you think tells lies?: 100% (They lie a lot)
- A magazine you trust to get the real scoop: People
- The state that has the most college students: California (State with the most population)
- A breed of dog that makes you feel safe: German shepard (Rick)

Let's Make a Deal
by Jason Block
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CBS: 10a/9C or 3p/2C
Host: Wayne Brady with Jonathan Mangum, Tiffany Coyne & Cat Gray
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Jason - $22,520(traded from $3,962)
Robin - $13,288
Chris - $3,498
Tiana $2,360
Stacye - $1,300
Carolyn - $1,000
Trina - $500
Suzanne - NOT FRESH.
Yvette - SHAPELESS
Quickie Deals - $300

Big Deal Choice 1 - 31
Big Deal Choice 2 - 62
Big Deal Choice 3 - 75
Big Deal Location 1 - 69
Big Deal Location 2 - 46
Big Deal Location 3 - 53
Big Deal Wins- 52/168
Car Wins - 89

Total: $44,566
Total for Week 35 - $219,825
Total for the Season: $5,867,119.96
Best Week: Week 4 - $241,037
Thursday's Trading starts off with Trina the die playing THREE CARD TIFFANY. Two have Tiffany and one has $500. Match Tiffany and she will win a 24MP DSLR and a laptop worth $2,195. Trina matches Tiffany. Lets play FOUR CARD JONATHAN. Two have cash and two have JONATHAN. Jonathan will get her a new hot tub from Strong Spas worth $8,850! She picks a card worth $1,000. Trina has $3,195 in cash and prizes. We have one more game called FIVE CARD WAYNE. One card has $500, one has $2,000 and two have zonks. The other has WAYNE. If Trina decides to give up her cash and prizes to play and picks Wayne, she will drive off in a VW Jetta S worth $19,600! She goes for the car and wins...$500!

Robin the 80s workout lady a la Dorf(look it up) has the LMAD Black Box. It could either be an awesome prize worth over $10,000 OR a zonk/cheap prize. Will Robin keep it or go for the small box? Leftovers go to Carolyn the flapper. Robin keeps the box. Carolyn takes $1,000 over the small box and passes on a trio of tvs including a 70" 4K HDTV along with 58" and 48" tvs worth $4,250! Robin goes for the Black Box over $1,000...$2,000...$3,000...and wins a trip to SOUTH AFRICA! She is going to the Victoria and Albert Hotel in Cape Town worth $13,288!

Suzanne the witch gets Tiffany in Wonderland from the LMAD Library with the Mystery Cash Bookmark. Will she take the book or take the Big Box? She passes on $1,700 in cash! Suzanne wins a new washer/dryer from Pacific Kitchen and Home worth $3,600! She can keep the washer/dryer or take the small box. She takes the small box and wins GRAVY MOUTHWASH(ZONK)! Chris the policeman gets a clue from Wayne's Diary about Curtain 1. The clue - JONATHAN AND I USE THE CURTAIN 1 PRIZE TO CRUISE OFF IN THE SUNSET. He passes on $500...$1,000...$1,200...to win a pair of Icebear PowerSports Scooters with $500 for gas worth $3,498!

Stacye the love doctor can win $5,000. Here is how. We have three decks of cards with varied amounts of money and one zonk shuffled into one of the decks. If Stacye can get $1,500 before hitting a zonk, we will turn that into $5,000 in cash! She starts with 3 and $400. Stacye goes with 3 again and $100 is hers. She has $500. Stacye moves to deck 1 and it's $200. She has $700. Stacye goes back to 3 and it's $300. She has $1,000. Stacye goes back to 1 and it's $300. She has $1,300 AND STOPS.

We need a mother/daughter and they are Tiana/Yvette(cop/robber). They have the small box which is STYLISH and Curtain 2 which is BEATS and the mini-curtain which is MOVE. They give up BEATS which was a music room including chairs/wireless sound system/headphones/50" 4K HDTV worth $6,979! Tianna gets STYLISH and Yvette has MOVE. Yvette passes on $500...$1,000...to win JONATHAN MANGUM WORKOUT VIDEOS(ZONK)! Tiana passes on $500...$1,000...$1,500 to win salon services and a year of 7 hair care products worth $2,360!

Last deal involves Jason the milk carton. He is playing DOLLAR DAISIES. We have 10 daisies and he must pick three. If he plays this right, he will leave with $6,500. His picks are 3,6,9. 3 is $500. 6 is $100. He has $600. Will he go for 9 or take the Big Box? He takes the box and passes on $5,000! He passes on $5,600 and $500...$800 from Wayne to win a trip to Hawaii for 5N in Oahu from Allegiant Air and Cloud 9 Living Activities package along with Ricardo Beverly Hills Luggage worth $3,962...

....but he wants the $22,520 Big Deal! He picks 3. 1 was an outdoor bar and grill worth $7,216! 2 had the LMAD Vault with $2,510! That means Jason is the Big Deal winner behind 3 which is a $22,520 dual trip package which starts with a 3 night trip to New York City and 4N trip to Sardinia at Forte Village in Italy!

The Price Is Right
by Chico Alexander
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CBS: 11a/10C
Host: Drew Carey with Amber Lancaster, Rachel Reynolds & George Gray
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Record today: 3-2-1
Record for week 35: 8-13-3
Record this season: 464-479-59
Total today*: $63,850
Total this week*: $238,017
Total this season*: $12,382,824
Perfect bids: 15/1002
Perfect Shows/Skunks: 4/3
DSWs/DOBs: 1/10
$11K/$26K SCSD Spins: 9/3
Best week: Week 4: $746,658
$12M Passed: 5/18/16

*totals are based on the MSRP of the prizes on the tape day and rounded to the
nearest dollar.
This is the only Price you're going to get today. Sorry to have to be the bearer of... bad? news. So let's play with Leon Jones, Eileen Barker, Joe Bob Yeter, Brenda Laines, and a table tennis. The $950 table tennis goes to Brenda, who will add a scooter and an HP PC if she can correctly place the 1 Right Price of $2395. She goes for the PC... YES!

Leon gets to go on stage with a $750 smart TV, but he can go a lot further... how about a Caribbean cruise (11d @ Costa from Ft. Lauderdale)? In the Vend-O-Price today: 8 Green Giant sweet corns, 7 Ragu roasted garlic parmesan spaghetti sauces, and 4 Kashi pizza with mushrooms & spinach. He picks the sauce. The corn... $1.79 for a total of $14.32. The pizza... $4.99 for a total of $19.96. The sauce... $2.29 for a total of $16.03.

Ashley Gordert will try and parlay a $1284 power tool set into a sno-cone maker, a rowing machine, and a Chevy Spark in 10 Chances. It takes three to win the $70 sno-cone maker (one more than it should), and three more to win the $780 rower. She has four left for the car, and these numbers: 5 1 4 0 8. Is it $15,480? No. $15,840? No. $18,540? No. $18,450? No. It was $14,850.

Leon & Brenda get $1000 each from the Big Wheel, so we head into Extra Spins for Bonus. Both spin out ... 80. No more money, but Leon wins, 85-15 in double overtime.

Andrea Smith gets a $660 set of small electrics. She'll put those in a new dining room with refrigerator & meals for 6 months if she can connect the Secret X. The freebie goes top left. She gets another from a $65 iron. That goes bottom right. The Secret X has to be dead center. It is... up top.

Martha Pennington takes the hot route to an $860 karaoke. She'll sing in Boston (6n @ The Colonnade Hotel) if she wins Side by Side. Is it $8866 or $6688? She goes with $6688.... RIGHT!

Eileen and Joe Bob have one last chance to get stuff together with a pair of watches. the price: $1266. The winner... meeting Drew for the second time (the first being in Afghanistan), Adam Bradford, who can drive off in a Scion tC. The game is Card Game. His window: $3000. He draws up to $19,500. Anything between that and $23,500 is a win. The price... $21,330! He also gets to drive to the Showcase.

First up, it's Gray.... George Gray... with a set of scuba gear, a trip to San Francisco (5n @ San Francisco Marriott Marquis), and a Toyota Corolla. Top winner Adam bids $24,000. Speaking of class, here's a set of Burberry accessories, an iPad air 2 (on eyear of Babbel included), and a trip to France (first-class, 6n @ 314 Cannes, one day on a private yacht). Leon bids $21,000. Yes, really. Actual price... of Adam's Showcase... $27,455, a difference of $3455. Actual price of Leon's Showcase... $21,...660! He wins with a difference of $660! A real class act is on his way to France with $23,410.

Wheel of Fortune Wheel Around the World
by Jason Block
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Syn/YesTV: 7p/6C
Hosts: Pat Sajak & Vanna White
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Total for today: $67,850
Total for Week 37 - $332,257
Total for the Season: $8,850,273
Bonus Win Percentage: 58/184
Gooseeggs: 20
Toss Up Sweeps/Group Misses: 29/2
Mystery Round Prizes won: 17
Car Wins: 5
1/2 Car Wedges hit/total wins: 168/11
$100,000 Losses/Wins: 1/2
$1,000,000 Losses/Wins: 0/0
$1,000,000 Wedge Hit/Offered/Used/Lost: 45/184/8/21
Wild Cards Hit/Offered/Used/Lost: 101/184/26/48
Express Wedge Hit/Used: 50/38
Bonus Prize Wedges hit/won: 70/40
$2,500 Space Hit - 46
$3,500 Space Hit - 102
$5,000 Space Hit - 31
Bankrupt Space Hit - 533
Lose A Turn Hit - 161
Gift Tags won: 55
Free Play Hit: 196
$6,000 FINAL SPINS: 13/184
Best Week: Week 33 - $376,260(Desert Oasis Week)
Bankrupt Losses: $1,116,152+ 3 trips of unknown value.
Left on the Table: $2,735,665 + 5 trips of unknown value + 1 GC + 1 Car.
8M Passed - 171 Shows - 05/09/16 (151 + 20 shows)
After yesterday amazing show - It's Day 4 of "Wheel Around the World" week! The $1,000 Tossup is ON THE MAP. April Gamble from Orlando, FL solves MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA. She is engaged and loves her Auburn Tigers. Ben Hoover from Bluffton, SC is an insurance broker. He is married and expecting their first child. He is also a PGA Pro. Monica Dalmion is a kindergarten teacher from Los Angeles. Her dad

The $2,000 Tossup is LIVING THING. Ben has $2,000 with KOMODO DRAGON. The prize on the wheel is introduce by the crew of Wheel in the country you are going to visit - Istanbul, TURKEY! It's worth $6,145! Ben starts BEFORE & AFTER and hits 5 $2,500 S's! He misses. Monica picks up the Turkey trip with a $500 M, but loses that and $1,100 on Bankrupt. April hits a $2,500 H, a $2,500 P, and solves DO YOU SPEAK SWEDISH MASSAGE for $7,100! She has $8,100. Wheel from Georgia throws us to break!

Monica starts the Gold Bond Ultimate mystery round which is introduced by the crew from Wheel from Spain - FUN & GAMES. She calls the T on the board. April loses $700 on Bankrupt. Ben hits a Free Play O, a Free Play I, misses on a Free Play, spins again and hits Lose a Turn. Monica hits the 1/2 Car with 2 $500 N's and misses. April solves DRAWING NAMES FROM A HAT for $2,500. She has $10,600.

April also starts the Prize Puzzle/Express Wedge which is WHAT ARE YOU DOING? She loses $550 on Bankrupt. Ben picks up the WC with 2 $500 H's and solves TAKING A SHUTTLE AT THE AIRPORT for $6,150 and a trip to the Cayman Islands at Morritt's Tortuga Grand Resort worth $8,000! He has $16,150 in cash and prizes!

The $3,000 Tossup is FOOD & DRINK. Monica solves SINGAPORE SLING for $3,000. She starts RHYME TIME and we go right into a FINAL SPIN for $1,700 a letter. Ben seals his win with LIPS HIPS AND FINGERTIPS for $5,100! He wins with $21,250 in cash and prizes along with the WC! Monica leaves with $3,000. April leaves with $10,600 in cash!

The Pre-Bonus Round total is $34,850! Ben lands on the N in WIN. He is dealing with THINGS. G H P O and his WC Choice of D we have:

P O E T _ _
_ O R D S

Ben can use a lot of POETIC WORDS to wax happily about $33,000 in bonus cash! He leaves with $54,250 in cash and prizes including his Cayman Island trip!

5K Every Day Spin ID - SS0585192

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
by Don Harpwood

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Syn: check local listings
Host: Chris Harrison
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  Karen Evans (Lexington, MA)
She wants to finish a passion project that she started 40 years ago: Writing a romance novel.
(+1): Her husband, Howard

[$2,000]
To help hipster competitors reduce drag and go faster, in 2015 a British company unveiled a prototype what at a popular swimming race?
A: Beard cap
B: Pipe protector
C: Flannel flattener
D: Bowtie buoy

Karen thinks about it, then goes with D... but it's A! That sends her home with nothing.

Emily Jocus (Sayreville, NJ)
She's looking for some money so she can finish school.
(+1): Her cousin, Katie

She easily gets to $5,000, then soon sees this...

[$20,000]
To protest the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany, what country was planning to host the "People's Olympiad" until civil war broke out just days before their start?
A: Russia
B: Ireland
C: Spain
D: Mexico

Emily calls down her cousin, who rules out B, and is leaning towards A. Emily then uses the 50:50, which leaves A and C. She goes with A... but it's C! Ouch. That means she leaves with $5,000.

Since there isn't much time left, Tare Suriel is chosen from the audience to see this $1,000 question...

To wake up sailors who fell asleep on watch, crew members used to throw what on them in a practice known as "blowing the grampus"?
A: A handful of sand
B: A bag of feathers
C: A bucket of ice water
D: Confetti

Tare isn't sure; she thinks it's either A or B. She goes with A... but it's C!