Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Mar. 12 – Please welcome today’s contestants:
– Zach, an investment analyst from Hoover, AL, who is a huge Aaron Sorkin fan, especially The West Wing;
– Ashley, a PhD candidate from Baldwinsville, NY, who was invited to meet Yo-Yo Ma; and
– Mark, a software engineer from Elmhurst, IL, who has read nearly everything by J.R.R. Tolkien. Mark is a one-day champ with winnings of $29,100.
After playing a powerful game on Friday, Mark never really got rolling here, as Zach led at every commercial break on his way to an easy runaway. Going into FJ it was Zach with $24,000, Mark at $6,000 and Ashley with $600.
DD1 – QUOTH THE AMENDMENT – “No person shall…be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb” (Ashley lost $600 on a true DD.)
DD2 – EDUCATION – There was a 21st C. boom in boot camps for this activity, a less scary version of computer programming (Zach won $3,000)
DD3 (video) – THE LAKE SHOW – Take a look and we’ll “Clooney” you in to this lake, 25 miles north of Milan (Ashley lost $3,000)
FJ – FIRST LADY FACTS – In 1982, when Bess Truman died, she had been enrolled in this government program for about 17 years, longer than anyone else
Zach and Mark were correct on FJ, with Zach adding $5,000 to win with a solid $29,000.
Product problems: No one knew the vaccum brand with the “supersonic” hair dryer is Dyson or that espadrilles are shoes.
Pavlov: Phillip Marlowe = Raymond Chandler.
That’s after our time: The words “Welcome to” in the clue didn’t lead the players to the recent Flo Rida release “My House”.
DD1 – What is the Fifth Amendment?
DD2 – What is coding?
DD3 – What is Lake Como?
FJ – What is Medicare?