Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Jan. 23 – Here are today’s contestants:
– Katie, a grad student from Reno, NV, who is a super-fan of The Sound of Music;
– Alex, an investment analyst from Jersey City, NJ who recorded an incident with a flaming turkey; and
– Rachel, a fire lookout from Bend, OR, who reads non-fiction. Rachel is a two-day champ with winnings of $42,201.
As she had in the previous game, Rachel began to assert herself in the latter part of DJ and was close to a runaway, but Katie nailed the last clue to stay alive with $7,600 vs. $13,600 for Rachel and $4,000 for Alex.
DD1 – HISTORIC LOSERS – Of the 1645 Battle of Naseby: The forces of this king (Alex lost $2,000)
DD2 – ANIMALS – In 1846 Joseph Leidy found & identified in this farm animal trichna spiralis, a parasite that can be transmitted to humans (Rachel won $3,400 on a true DD.)
DD3 – A HISTORY OF VIOLINS – A viol has these on the fingerboard; a violin does not (Katie lost $1,000)
FJ – LITERARY BROTHERS – This character first appeared in “The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter”, an 1893 story in London’s Strand Magazine
Everyone missed FJ, with Rachel dropping $1,601 to win with $11,999 and a three-day total of $54,200.
Triple Stumpers of the day: No one got clues about the Hebrew phrase “l’chaim” or violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. Also, the players seemed too stunned by Trebek’s impression of a cajun to respond to a clue about cayenne pepper.
That’s before our time: In a category about movies with questions as titles, the contestants didn’t know the Tina Turner biopic “What’s Love Got to Do with It” or the hit Tom Jones theme “What’s New, Pussycat?”
DD1 – Who was Charles I?
DD2 – What is a pig?
DD3 – What are frets?
FJ – Who is Mycroft Holmes?