Complete the List, Episode 1
Let's Win Some Money (That's Not Quite How This Works)

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Contestants: Harvey Silikovitz, Tova Perlmutter, Cory Harris
Categories
The Tools of Ignorance Is BlissWeren't You Nominated Last Year?
Arthur Nielsen's Television ScoutsNot Elvis Costello
Land O' Large LakesYes, Some People Do Put Out a Book Every Two Months
I Know That Place BiblicallyI Swear To God, This Is Not A Hamilton Category

Correct, unique: 2 pointsCorrect, repeated: 1 pointIncorrect: 0 pointsPlayer doubled the category


ROUND 1
Harvey - The Tools of Ignorance Is Bliss

Eighteen players whose primary position was catcher have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, including the 2017 induction. Name them.
HarveyTovaCoryNot given
Johnny BenchJohnny BenchMike PiazzaRoger Bresnahan; Bill Dickey; Buck Ewing; Rick Ferrell; Carlton Fisk; Josh Gibson; Gabby Hartnett; Ernie Lombardi; Biz Mackey; Louis Santop; Ray Schalk
(Ivan) "Pudge" Rodriguez(Ivan) "Pudge" RodriguezMickey Cochrane
Gary CarterGary CarterYogi Berra
Roy CampanellaRoy CampanellaRoy Campanella
ROUND 11647


ROUND 2
Tova - I Swear To God, This Is Not A Hamilton Category

Twenty-three people served as Vice President of the United States at some point in the 19th century. Name them.
TovaCoryHarveyNot given
(John C.) BreckenridgeAndrew Johnson(John) TylerThomas Jefferson; Elbridge Gerry; Daniel D. Tompkins; Martin Van Buren; Richard M. Johnson; George M. Dallas; William R. King; Schuyler Colfax; Henry Wilson; William Wheeler; Thomas Hendricks; Levi Morton; Adlai Stevenson I; Garret Hobart
(Zachary) TaylorAaron BurrChester Arthur
Hayes(Hannibal) HamlinMillard Fillmore
(John C.) CalhounBenjamin HarrisonGeorge Clinton
ROUND 2468
TOTAL81324
The initial reading of this category's title ended with the word "question" instead of "category," but it's listed above and here as Tova called it, and for consistency with "sequels" played in Episode 9 and Episode 51.


ROUND 3
Cory - Yes, Some People Do Put Out a Book Every Two Months

In 2016, twenty-nine different people had a New York Times fiction best-seller (this includes co-authors). Name them.
CoryHarveyTovaNot given
James PattersonE. L. James(Pierce) BrownPaula Hawkins; Stuart Woods; Danielle Steel; Marshall Karp; Maxine Paetro; Mark Sullivan; Michael Ledwidge; J. D. Robb; Jeffrey Archer; Jojo Moyes; Clive Cussler; Justin Scott; Harlan Coben; Sylvia Day; Nora Roberts; David Baldacci; John Sandford; Daniel Silva; Liane Moriarty; Catherine Coulter; Louise Penny; Michael Connelly; Janet Evanovich
(Patricia Briggs was on Andy's list, and is correct with Fire Touched on 2016-03-27, but was not read out.)
Patricia CornwellStephen KingSue Grafton
Lee Child(John) Grisham(J.K.) Rowling
Colson WhiteheadColson Whitehead(Jonathan) Franzen
ROUND 3842
TOTAL212810


HALFTIME
0-1 year away: 1 point2-5 years away: ½ point>5 years away: 0 points

IN WHAT YEAR…Correct yearHarveyTovaCory
was Barack Obama born?1961196019601961
was the film Braveheart released?1995199519941995
was Olivia Newton-John's song "Physical" the Billboard year-end No. 1?1982198119811981
was John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath first published?1939193419371938
did the United Nations come into existence when the Charter had been ratified by a majority of its signatories on October 24?1945194519471946
did the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays play their first Major League Baseball games?1977197719711974
did the television series Friends air its final episode?2004200320052003
was Canadian Lester B. Pearson awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in solving the Suez Crisis?1957195719551958
HALFTIME11
TOTAL35½2128½


ROUND 4
Harvey - Land O' Large Lakes

Only seventeen lakes in North and Central America have a surface area of greater than 1,500 square miles (that's about 4,000 square kilometers). Name them.
HarveyTovaCoryNot given
Lake SuperiorLake OntarioLake HuronLake Athabasca; Lake of the Woods; Lake Manitoba; Lake Nettilling; Lake Nipigon; Reindeer Lake; Lake Winnipeg; Lake Winnipegosis
Lake MichiganLake NicaraguaLake Erie
Great Slave LakeGreat Bear LakeGreat Salt Lake
Lake OkeechobeeLake TahoeLake Champlain
ROUND 4666
TOTAL41½2734½


ROUND 5
Tova - I Know That Place Biblically

There are fifteen specific places (that we would generally refer to being countries or cities) that were mentioned in the Bible (both Old and New Testament) at least 75 times. Name them.
TovaCoryHarveyNot given
EgyptNazarethIsraelAmmon; Assyria; Galilee; Gilead; Jordan; Judah; Samaria; Syria; Zion
CanaanJerusalemBabylon
SodomRomeJudea
JerichoJerichoNiniveh
ROUND 5426
TOTAL3136½47½


ROUND 6
Cory - Weren't You Nominated Last Year?

There are twenty-four actors and actress who, over the course of their career, have received seven or more competitive acting Oscar nominations (in the four main acting categories). Name them.
CoryHarveyTovaNot given
Meryl StreepKatharine HepburnJack NicholsonBette Davis; Geraldine Page; Greer Garson; Ingrid Bergman; Jack Lemmon; Jeff Bridges; Jane Fonda; Judi Dench; Laurence Olivier; Robert Duvall; Kate Winslet; Paul Newman; Richard Burton; Spencer Tracy; Cate Blanchett
Marlon BrandoAl PacinoRobert De Niro
Peter O'ToolePeter O'TooleJohnny Depp
Denzel WashingtonJimmy StewartDustin Hoffman
ROUND 6856
TOTAL44½52½37


GRAND FINALE
Tova experienced audio issues before the Grand Finale, but she was able to complete the game.
Category: The United States
As per the 2010 United States Census, what was the population of the United States?
Answer and boundsTovaCoryHarvey
339,620,093
308,745,539
277,870,985
360,000,000345,000,000330,000,000
WAGER816
FINAL SCORE2928½61
In this episode, the order of the Grand Finale reveal was responses, then correct answer and upper bound (the lower bound wasn't read because no player was below it; value above is calculated), and then wagers.
Andy stated that in the event of a tie, a list would be used to break it, with a player being eliminated upon giving an incorrect response. This tiebreaker format was not used in this or any subsequent episode prior to Episode 45, when a different tiebreak procedure was introduced during the Grand Finale explanation.
Winner: Harvey Silikovitz

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