Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Feb. 16

Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Feb. 16 – Here are today’s contestants:

– Vinay, a resident physician from Albany, NY, who had a scary time in the bat enclosure at the Singapore Zoo;
– Gianna, an executive director of an educational foundation from Lawrenceville, NJ, who is part of a championship heavyweight wife-carrying team; and
– Rob, an escalation manager from Edina, MN, whose dog was the straw that broke his hammock’s back. Rob is a two-day champ with winnings of $21,499.

Excellent battle between Rob and Vinay that could have gone either way, but thanks in part to a modest $2,000 bet by Rob on DD3 (who admitted he “should have bet more” of his $10,200), Vijay had the lead into FJ with $19,700 vs. $17,800 for Rob and $4,000 for Gianna.

DD1 – TITLE TITLES – “Vlad the Impaler: the Real ____ ____” (Rob won $2,200 on a true DD.)

DD2 – TRAVEL EURASIA – The dunes of echoing Sand Mountian near Dunhaung, China are best traveled riding this, luotuo in Chinese (Vinay won $2,500)

DD3 – IN THE HALL OF FAME – In 2011 both the Wiggles and Kylie Minogue were inducted into this country’s Recording Industry Hall of Fame (Rob won $2,000)

FJ – FICTIONAL PLACES – Some residents of the place with this name came from Kensington Gardens, where they had fallen out of their perambulators

Rob threw caution to the wind with a $15,000 wager on FJ, opening him up to possibly being passed by Gianna. But the gamble paid off when he was correct and went on to win with $32,800 for a three-day total of $54,299.

Vinay, the leader into FJ, missed but would have lost even if correct, as for some reason he only bet $5,300, not nearly enough to cover a potentially large wager from Rob.

Triple Stumper of the day: The players didn’t know the bloody 1971 prison clash that took place at Attica.

This day in Trebekistan: When introducing the “Reality TV Shows” category, Alex commented, “that sounds like us”. Wrong, as reality shows specifically reject being labeled as traditional game shows, so as not to be held to the same standards against manipulating outcomes.

Correct Qs:

DD1 – What is “Count Dracula”?
DD2 – What is a camel?
DD3 – What is Australia?
FJ – What is Never Never Land? (Neverland would also have been accepted.)