Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Mar. 6 – Let’s meet today’s contestants:
– Rob , a musician from Denver, CO, who took 10 years to climb every peak in Colorado;
– Jack, a marketing consultant from Portland, OR, who loves everything about Dracula except the sequel; and
– Matt, an international development researcher from Brooklyn, NY, who helps kids as part of Brooklyn Boatworks. Matt is a two-day champ with winnings of $34,551.
Jack quickly swept a TV category and dominated the action throughout, but Rob recovered well after losing everything on DD2 to climb within two-thirds of Rob’s score. Going into FJ it was Jack with $19,400, Rob at $13,200 and Matt a distant trailer with $400.
DD1 – SLOVENIA & SLOVAKIA – A town in the Slovenian town of Lipica is known for these Animals it has bred for 400 years (Jack won $2,000)
DD2 – A YEAR ENDING IN 8 – Cyrus Griffin is elected the last President of the Continential Congress (Rob lost $2,600 on a true DD.)
DD3 – INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES – February (summer down under) is the month for this Australian state’s Royal Hobart Regatta (Rob won $3,200 on a true DD.)
FJ – CLASSIC BRITISH NOVELS – A preface to this novel calls it “A loud hee-haw for all that yearn for Utopia…& a pretty good fable in the Aesop tradition”
Jack and Matt were correct on FJ, with Jack picking up $7,100 to win with $26,500. Rob didn’t maximize his chances of winning by betting $12,000, since he realistically couldn’t prevail unless Jack missed, so Rob should have made a tiny wager and hoped for the best.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the poet who famously wrote about St. Nicholas was Clement Moore.
Pavlov: Alex’s exaggerated Scottish accent = Rabbie Burns.
One more thing: If you weren’t paying close attention, you might think the show had a category called “Urinate”.
DD1 – What are horses?
DD2 – What is 1788?
DD3 – What is Tazmania?
FJ – What is “Animal Farm”?