Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Dec. 20 – Justin led most of the way but missed DD3 and was passed by Remy, who then took an ill-advised guess late on a $2,000 clue. This landed her back in third and gave first place back to Justin going into FJ with $11,400 vs. $10,800 for champ Kate and $10,400 for Remy.
DD1 – SILVER & GOLD – Olympic gold medals at the 2008 Beijing games were inlaid with this gem (Justin won $2,000)
DD2 – MIND YOUR GRAMMAR – Parataxis is the joining together of phrases or clauses without the use of these grammatical uniters (Remy won $2,600 on a true DD.)
DD3 – AUTHORS’ BIOGRAPHIES – Chapter 5 of Philip Nel’s book about this author is “The Disneyfication of” him: “Faithful to Profit, One Hundred Percent?” (Justin lost $2,000)
FJ – EUROPEAN COUNTRIES – This country’s last 3 queens abdicated in favor of their children
Only Kate was correct on FJ and for the second straight game she shoved all-in, doubling to $21,600 for a three-day total of $61,800. Alex said he thought Kate’s score was the same amount she won two days earlier, but then it was actually $21,000.
That’s before our time: No one knew the 1962 David Lean epic that might not be appreciated by a snowman is “Lawrence of Arabia”.
Shilling dept.: In the spirit of last Friday’s category about Coke slogans, here we had a category devoted to advertising jingles. OK, commericals are a part of pop culture, which is an area of which the show tests knowledge, but two full categories about them in four shows is a bit much.
DD1 – What is jade?
DD2 – What is a conjunction?
DD3 – Who was Dr. Suess?
FJ – What is The Netherlands?