Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Jan. 31

Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Jan. 31 – Let’s meet today’s contestants:

– Elizabeth, an art director from Brooklyn, NY, who takes one-of-a-kind Polaroids;
– Nate, an airline pilot from West Grove, PA, who set himself on fire (no nearly about it); and
– Ryan, a banker from SeaTac, WA, who will use his winnings to pay off his grad school debt. Ryan is a two-day champ with $41,999.

It really looked as if Ryan’s tendency to make ill-advised guesses would finally doom him, as he was a distant trailer deep into DJ. But once again he caught fire late, hitting both DDs and grabbing the lead into FJ with $14,400 vs. $10,200 for Nate and $5,800 for Elizabeth.

DD1 – ON STAGE – Some of the buccaneers in this Gilbert & Sullivan show may do double duty as policemen (Elizabeth lost $2,000)

DD2 – THE PHARAOHS – Akhenaten tried to switch the empire to worship of this, symbolized by the last 4 letters of his name (Ryan won $3,000 on a true DD.)

DD3 – GANGSTERS – While Bugsy Siegel was being shot in Beverly Hills, Meyer Lansky’s goons were walking into a hotel in this city & taking over (Ryan won $4,000 – it was the last clue of DJ with Ryan at $10,400 and Nate with $10,200, so Ryan’s better percentage play would have been to bet less than $200 to ensure the lead going into FJ.)

FJ (video) – FOOD BRANDS – Seen here is the location of the first plant of this company (shown is an arrow pointing to a dot on a map on the border of Oregon and Idaho)

On a FJ that would have fit comfortably in the “Stupid Answers” category, Ryan and Elizabeth were correct, with Ryan making a healthy wager of $11,000 to win with $25,400 and a three-day total of $67,399.

Triple Stumpers of the day: No one knew the “small”-titled Lillian Hellman play, “The Little Foxes” or SNL’s Stephen A. Smith impersonator Jay Pharoah.

Correct Qs:

DD1 – What is “The Pirates of Penzance”?
DD2 – What is the Sun?
DD3 – What is Las Vegas?
FJ – What is Ore-Ida?