Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Dec. 27 – Sarah took a shot to move from third to first with an all-in wager on DD2, but unfortunately lost everything and never got back into it. Meanwhile, Kevin cemented first place on DD3 and breezed to a runaway with $15,200 vs. $4,400 for champ Ami and $800 for Sarah.
DD1 – HISTORIC DATES – American patriots dressed as Mohawks for this festive event on December 16, 1773 (Ami won $1,000)
DD2 – SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK – This pastoral place is the setting for most of “As You Like It”(Sarah lost $5,000 on a true DD.)
DD3 – TRANSLATE THE LANGUAGE – Islenska (Kevin won $4,000)
FJ – PRESIDENTIAL HOMES – Originally called Rural Retreat, this 19th century presidential home has a name that’s a synonym for “retreat”
Kevin and Ami were correct on FJ, with Kevin only wagering $800 to win with $16,000.
Triple Stumpers of the day: Alex was not impressed that no one recognized the beginning of the second verse of “The Star Spangled Banner”. Also, the players were oblivious to the hint provided in a clue about the second-largest Japanese city, The Ballad of John and “Yokohama”.
That’s before our time: In the “Ernest” category, the contestants didn’t know “Sixteen Tons” singer Tennessee Ernie Ford.
This day in Trebekistan: Ami ran into conflict with Alex, correcting him on his opening comments about her supposed goal of keeping up with Julia Collins, and being reluctant to “hang on” when Trebek wanted to go to commercial.
DD1 – What is the Boston Tea Party?
DD2 – What is Forest of Arden?
DD3 – What is Icelandic?
FJ – What is the Hermitage?