Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Dec. 15 – Champ Craig had multiple opportunities to break open a close game when he found the last two DDs, but missed them both. Denise then finished strongly to secure first place going into FJ with $13,600 vs. $10,800 for Craig and $8,600 for Kiersten.
DD1 – BEFORE THE EURO – This former currency of Austria sounds like a coin once used in the United Kingdom (Denise won $1,200 on a true DD.)
DD2 – LIVE IN TEXAS – You’ll fit in with all the friendly people living in this big city named for a man buried in Padua, Italy (Craig lost $2,000)
DD3 – ALL MY… – In 1947 Karl Malden and Ed Begley, Sr. starred in this playwright’s first success, “All My Sons” (Craig lost $1,000)
FJ – MOVIE SETTINGS – The setting for this 1994 Oscar-winning animated film was inspired by Kenya’s Hell’s Gate National Park
Everyone was correct on this embarrassingly easy FJ, with Denise adding $8,001 for a victory worth $21,601. Kiersten elected to give up any chance for a possible Triple Stumper win by betting $7,999.
Triple Stumper of the day: In a category with a river in each response, no one knew Mark Twain’s memoir about his days as a steamboat pilot, “Life on the Mississippi”.
Missing the layup: For a clue looking for a certain fast food icon, even after Craig said “McDonald” and Alex asked for the full name, the players were unable to add Ronald.
Product placement dept.: A whole category devoted to Coke slogans, in which the players missed perhaps the most iconic of all, “It’s the real thing”.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex confessed he wears Pull-Ups, but didn’t say if he puts them on all by himself.
DD1 – What is the shilling?
DD2 – What is San Antonio?
DD3 – Who was Arthur Miller?
FJ – What is “The Lion King”?