Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Dec. 19 – Jordan was in good shape after round one, but It looked like no one really wanted to take command in DJ, which resulted in a close, low-scoring game. Champ Kate wound up with a small lead going into FJ at $9,600 vs. Jordan with $7,400 and Lisa Beth at $6,800.
DD1 – FIRST LADIES OF THE WORLD – “Destilando Amor” & “Huracan” are telenovelas featuring Angélica Rivera de Peña, First Lady of this country (Lisa Beth won $1,000)
DD2 – DEAD MEN TELL SOME TALES – The Stage Manager says “Doc Gibbs died in 1930”, but a minute later the doc is chatting away in this play (Jordan lost $1,000)
DD3 (video) – ANGELS IN AMERICA – (formation of six military aircraft is shown) Here’s this group of the United States Navy doing its thing with precision and grace (Lisa Beth won $3,000)
FJ – WORLD WAR II – The book “From the Volcano to the Gorge” tells the story of this World War II battle
Kate and Lisa Beth were correct on FJ with Kate doubling up to win with $19,200 and a two-day total of $40,200.
Both Kate and Lisa Beth went all-in, giving up any chance to win on a possible Triple Stumper, which is an especially unusual bet from the leader in FJ. Also, Jordan neglected to bet the extra dollar, so if he had been correct and Kate missed, there would have been a tiebreaker clue.
That’s before our time: No one knew the 1942 film in which Bing Crosby introduced the classic song “White Christmas” is “Holiday Inn”.
Judging the judges: Lisa Beth failed to complete her responses twice, resulting in score reversals since they were initially accepted. However, these mistakes really should have been caught right away, which is important since her opponents were denied a chance to score due to inattentive hosting/judging.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex sounded like he thinks it’s difficult for a woman to give orders and withheld a “good for you” trifecta from Kate falling asleep and getting ejected from Cirque du Soleil.
DD1 – What is Mexico?
DD2 – What is “Our Town”? (Note to future contestants: “play” + “Stage Manager” in a clue = “Our Town”.)
DD3 – Who are the Blue Angels?
FJ – What is Iwo Jima?