Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Mar. 19 – Please welcome today’s contestants:
- Regis, a civil engineer from Casper, WY, who works on dams;
- Lisa, a technical service librarian from Naperville, IL, yet another Harry Potter fan who wrote to the show and got a response from a “nice guy at Sony” instead of Alex; and
- Rahul, a data engineer from Midlothian, VA, who doesn’t speak his parents’ language. Rahul is a one-day champ with winnings of $12,399.
It appeared to be going Rahul’s way until he missed DD2. Then Lisa made a great move on DD3 by betting everything, moving to the lead and winding up with just enough for a runaway at $16,800 vs. $8,000 for Rahul and $6,000 for Regis.
DD1 – CALENDARS – As this calendar was left behind, the year 1752 had only 364 days (Regis lost $3,200 on a true DD.)
DD2 – MUST SEA TV – An episode of the BBC’s “Oceans” explored the San Andreas fault line in this sea named for a conquistador (Rahul lost $4,800)
DD3 – SUNNY QUOTES – Langston Hughes asked “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like” this (Lisa won $5,400 on a true DD.)
FJ – THE U.S. GOVERNMENT – Before signing the bill creating this, President George W. Bush noted its nearly “170,000 employees” & “a new kind of war”
Lisa and Rahul were correct on FJ, but Lisa didn’t bet anything, satisfied with her $16,800 victory.
Triple Stumper of the day: In a category dealing with flies, no one knew that the expression some say as “a flaw in” this refers to “ointment”.
That’s before our time: The players had no idea that the movie “Barefoot in the Park” starred Jane Fonda and Robert Redford.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex continues to mispronounce the name of John Cleese, whose last name rhymes with “cheese”, not “fleece”.
DD1 – What is Julian? DD2 – What is the Sea of Cortez? DD3 – What is “a raisin in the sun”? FJ – What is the Department of Homeland Security?