Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Nov. 30 – Lisa took control with a fine performance in a Mozart category and was on the edge of a runaway when she found DD3 with one other $2,000 clue remaining.
Lisa wagered just enough to improve to more than double of champ Matt’s score, and her victory was secured Lily took down the last clue of the round. Going into FJ it was Lisa with $15,800, Matt at $7,800 and Lily with $5,000.
DD1 – SOME CHOICE WORDS – What a parent does to a better-loved child, or what a person limping is doing to the bad leg (Lisa lost $1,600 on a true DD.)
DD2 – MOZART – Count Almaviva invites everyone to a wedding banquet at the end of Act III of this comic opera (Lisa won $2,000)
DD3 – CEREMONIES – In an African-American wedding tradition, the bride and groom do this to symbolically sweep away the past (Lisa won $1,400)
FJ – WORLD FLAGS & THE BIBLE – The central image on the flag of this nation is a symbol of strength in Psalm 92 & a prized building material in 1 Kings 5
Only Lisa was correct on FJ, but due to Matt’s score she only had enough room to make a small bet. She added $100 to win with $15,900.
“I don’t know nothin’ ’bout readin’ no novels” dept.: The contestants struggled in a category about historical fiction, including missing a clue on the 1936 novel about the Civil War and its aftermath, “Gone with the Wind”.
Contestant chit-chat: Matt learned about the world from reading his grandfather’s National Geographic collection. But of course, what other reason could there be for a young lad to look at National Geographic?
One more thing: Nothing seems to get under my skin on the show more than players who audibly groan when they find a DD, especially when it’s exactly what they need to lock down a win.
DD1 – What is favoring?
DD2 – What is “The Marriage of Figaro”?
DD3 – What is jump the broom?
FJ – What is Lebanon?