Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Mar. 21 – Today’s contestants are:
– Chris, an office administrator from Orwigsburg, PA, whose booing at a stage show almost led to fisticuffs;
– Rebecca, a language specialist from State College, PA, who is back on the show thanks to a problematic clue during her previous appearance; and
– Lisa, a technical service librarian from Naperville, IL, is “bright, has a great sense of humor, fun” and had lots of chocolate at her Willy Wonka party. Lisa is a two-day champ with winnings of $33,200.
Lisa got off to a blazing start, doubling up to $5,200 on DD1 before her opponents had even scored. But she didn’t maintain that momentum, and in a low-scoring affair, Rebecca led into FJ with $7,400 vs. $7,200 for Lisa and $6,600 for Chris.
DD1 – SENIOR MOMENTS – He was 77 when he returned to space aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1998 (Lisa won $2,600 on a true DD.)
DD2 – ETHNI-CITIES – Buenos Aires’ many people of this European origin call themselves Tanos (Chris lost $3,000)
DD3 – DEUS EX MACHINA – In 1990 the first of these autos rolled out of a GM plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee (Lisa lost $1,000)
FJ – FILMS OF THE 1960s- Bernard Herrmann scored this 1960 black & white thriller using only the string section of an orchestra
Everyone got this easy FJ, with Rebecca adding $7,007 to win with $14,407. Note that Chris gave up her chance to win on a possible Triple Stumper by betting all except $600 from a close third place.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the Rupert Murdoch tabloid with a headline about a plane out of JFK was The New York Post.
Two months ago in Trebekistan: Here’s Alex’s explanation of why Rebecca was brought back from the January 11 episode: “We could have been a little more precise with our (FJ) wording. We should have indicated that Manchester by the Sea was distributed by a streaming service, not produced by one.”
One more thing: “What is yes?” “No.” “What is no?” “Yes.”
DD1 – Who was Glenn?
DD2 – What are Italians?
DD3 – What is Saturn?
FJ – What is “Psycho”?