Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Nov. 28 – Well-matched contest in which Amanda took a narrow lead on DD2.
But she neglected to shop for DD3 in the only remaining category, allowing it to be found by champ Marcus with the score tied. Marcus was correct and kept the advantage into FJ with $14,400 vs. $12,400 for Amanda and $10,400 for Matt.
DD1 – TRANSPORTATION – Not quite as romantic, public ferries called Vaporetti have largely replaced these (Amanda won $1,000)
DD2 – FRENCH HISTORY – Awarded to Germany after the Franco-Prussian War, these paired regions became part of France for good in 1945 (Amanda won $1,000)
DD3 – LITERATURE – James Dickey is best remembered for this novel about a harrowing canoe trip (Marcus won $2,000)
FJ – VIDEO GAMES – The desire in his childhood to catch every insect inspired Satoshi Tajiri to create this 1996 game
Matt gave up any chance to win on a possible Triple Stumper by betting nearly everything, but it worked out for the best when surprisingly, he was the only player correct on FJ. His $10,399 wager added up to a $20,799 victory.
Triple Stumpers of the day: No one knew the “Law & Order” and “Fantasticks” star Jerry Orbach or the Allen Ginsberg poem “Howl”. Also, CW network viewers would know the Archie Comics blonde with the last name of Cooper is Betty.
DD1 – What are gondolas?
DD2 – What is Alsace-Lorraine?
DD3 – What is “Deliverance”?
FJ – What is Pokemon?