Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Feb. 8 – Today’s contestants are:
– Alex, a student from Omaha, NE, who had a brush with greatness via eye contact with Snoop Dogg;
– Marty, an accountant and voice artist from Arvada, CO, who got deep into “The Lion King”; and
– John, a banking analyst from New York, NY, who seems to have a second career in thrift shop flipping. John is a one-day champ with winnings of $19,601.
Marty was in control most of the way, but couldn’t quite nail down the runaway, leading into FJ with $20,400 vs. $10,600 for Alex and $800 for John.
DD1 – BEASTLY STATE FLAGS – This creature shows up in the center of North Dakota’s flag & on 9 other state flags (Marty won $1,800)
DD2 – ERA OR AGE, PERIOD. – “The Country Wife” is one of the bawdy plays named for this era when the English monarchy returned (Alex won $2,000)
DD3 – A WIEN-WIEN SITUATION – The Imperial Chapel is a great place to catch this “young” group of singers founded by Maximilian I in 1498 (John lost $600 on a true DD, not betting the maximum despite trailing by $16,600.)
FJ – UNIVERSITIES – Famed for its health care system & medical school, it also sold 15 acres for $10 in 1947 to build CDC headquarters
Only John was correct on FJ and Marty didn’t have to wager much, dropping $1,500 to win with $18,900.
Wagering strategy corner: When Alex found DD2, he had $6,600, far behind Marty’s $15,200. If Alex had bet it all, he would have finished DJ within two-thirds of Marty’s score and with a strategically small wager on FJ, would have won the game.
Triple Stumper of the day: The players struggled in the “time” category, including a missed layup when John responded to a clue about baseball’s nickname with “America’s pastime” and his opponents didn’t come through with “national pastime”.
Judging the writers: Do they know what a “scumbag” is?
DD1 – What is an eagle?
DD2 – What is the Restoration?
DD3 – What is the Vienna Boys Choir?
FJ – What is Emory?