Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Feb. 20

Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Feb. 20 – Please welcome today’s contestants:

– Damien, a museum security guard from Kew Gardens, NY, who suspects some money was riding on his grandfather’s bocce games;
– John, a clinical social worker from Omaha, NE, whose 23-toed cat is coveted by Alex; and
– Rob, an escalation manager from Edina, MN, who is keeping his lucky broken monogrammed cigarette lighter in his pocket. Rob is a four-day champ with winnings of $92,298.

Rob seemed to be in trouble midway through DJ, but suddenly but a few clues together and took the lead on DD3, which he was able to maintain into FJ with $15,200 vs. $10,800 for Damien and $8,200 for John.

DD1 – DEATH, AMERICAN STYLE – We don’t think this Vice President had any inkling he’d be a character on Broadway 180 years after his Sept. 14, 1836 death (Damien lost $3,000 on a true DD.)

DD2 – LANGUAGES OF INDIA – Some dialects are characteristic of one of these Indian social divisions, like Ahirani, spoken by cattle herders (Damien won $1,200)

DD3 – NEW WORDS IN 1988 – Photographic is the “p” adjective in this abbreviation used as the standard for digitally encoded images (Rob won $5,000)

FJ – THE ANIMAL KINGDOM – In Portuguese this bird is known as beija flor, or “flower kisser”

Everyone was correct on FJ and Rob bet $6,401, just enough to cover double of Damien’s score while protecting himself in case he missed from a possible $0 bet by John. Rob’s five-time total is $113,899 and he now has an invite to the next Tournament of Champions.

Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the traditional March parade in New York City is on St. Patrick’s Day, while Rob will no doubt face some ribbing for his response of Thanksgiving.

Missing the layups: An incorrect response by John of “stuff of life” didn’t lead his opponents to “staff of life”, and for a later clue for which John said “roid rage”, his rivals didn’t jump in with “road rage”.

That’s before our time: The players didn’t do so well in a category about Bond actors, including not knowing the 007 who co-starred in Hitchcock’s “Marnie” is Sean Connery.

This day in shilling: There were five leftovers in the first round to ensure there would be enough time to see all of the DJ product placement category for an upcoming movie.

Correct Qs:

DD1 – Who was Burr? (This miss, on which Damien appeared to respond too quickly, might have cost him the lead going into FJ and the game.)
DD2 – What is caste?
DD3 – What is JPEG?
FJ – What is a hummingbird?