Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Nov. 14 – TOC day seven – Late in DJ with DD3 still remaining, Jason did Buzzy a huge favor by inexplicably sticking with top-row clues, allowing Buzzy to potentially wrap up first place going into FJ.
But then Buzzy made a stategic mistake of his own, as he bet $2,000 and missed while a $5 bet would have locked up the lead. Despite this error, Buzzy was just able to hang on with $16,200 vs. $15,800 for Jason, while Lisa never got in gear, finishing DJ with $2,000.
DD1 – SENATOR JOHN – This Vietnam vet was Senator from Massachusetts from 1985 to 2013 (Jason won $3,000)
DD2 – ART – Edgar Degas did many works using this medium whose name is also used for subdued shades of color (Buzzy won $4,000)
DD3 – WIDOWS IN THE BIBLE – This book of the Bible is named for this widow of Mahlon and ancestor of David (Buzzy lost $2,000 – at the time he had a $2,400 lead with just two other $400 clues remaining, so there was no reason to bet more than the minimum.)
FJ – THEATRE – Despite objections from the playwright’s estate, a 1991 French production of this 1952 play had a small all-female cast instead of male
Surprisingly, Buzzy was the only player correct on FJ, betting $15,401 to advance with $31,601. For whatever reason, Jason bet everything except a dollar, potentially opening up the door for Lisa if he and Buzzy had missed. However, Lisa would not have been able to take advantage since instead of betting $0 and hoping for the best, she lost everything.
That’s before our time: No one knew TV’s cowboy cop in New York City played by Dennis Weaver is “McCloud”, which tells me the players probably aren’t MST3K fans either.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex can’t seem to get enough of looking at zoot suits.
Up next: The third finalist to face Austin and Buzzy will be determined between Alan, Pranjal and Tim.
DD1 – Who is John Kerry?
DD2 – What are pastels?
DD3 – Who is Ruth?
FJ – What is “Waiting for Godot”?