Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Feb. 14 – Let’s meet today’s contestants:
– Erin, a graphic designer from Winter Garden, FL, a horse racing fan who knows that big-hearted Secretariat could not be denied;
– Rob, an escalation manager from Edina, MN, who couldn’t beat his mother-in-law at tennis; and
– Frank, a utility locator from Mesa, AZ, who will do anything for money to make people laugh. Frank is a one-day champ with winnings of $22,999.
In a low-scoring affair, Frank was hampered by ill-advised guesses, so it only took a score of $12,400 at the end of DJ for Rob to have a runaway vs. $4,400 for Frank and $3,600 for Erin.
DD1 – THINK FAST – 2-faced Roman god of doorways (Erin lost $1,000)
DD2 – U.S. GEOGRAPH”EE” – Booker T. Washington founded a school in this city in 1881 (Rob won $3,600 on a true DD.)
DD3 – MEXICAN HISTORY – A heroic stand against an invading army from this nation at 1862’s Battle of Puebla is remembered every Cinco de Mayo (Frank won $2,400 on a true DD.)
FJ – HIT SONGS OF THE 90s – The title of this dance hit, no. 1 for 14 weeks in the 90s, can refer to a Seville, Spain neighborhood or a woman from there
Everyone was correct on FJ, with Rob picking up $3,500 to win with $15,900.
Triple Stumpers of the day: No one could identify a photo of Salman Rushdie or could come up with the Wisconsin city ending in “ee” a clue wanted, Milwaukee.
DD1 – Who is Janus?
DD2 – What is Tuskegee?
DD3 – What is France?
FJ – What is “The Macarena”?