Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Mar. 29 – Introducing today’s contestants:
– Alex, a veterinary ophthalmologist from Brooklyn, NY, who knows how to get pets to sit still for an eye exam;
– Shannan, a writer from Napierville, IL, who was in high school band when she got run over inside the stadium by a Cincinnati Bengals player; and
– Emily, a nanny from Birmingham, MI, who got blacked out in New York City. Emily is a one-day champ with winnings of $11,601.
Alex’s progress was hampered by missing the first two DDs, then on DD3, Emily chose to wager the exact amount to create a tie with Shannan, which is where the round ended. Going into FJ it was Emily and Shannan both at $11,800, with Alex at $3,400.
DD1 – WHITE – Sir Issac Newton showed that white light is composed of this many colors (Alex lost $2,000)
DD2 – SONGS FROM BROADWAY MUSICALS – “Fisch Slapping Song” and “I Am Not Dead Yet” (Alex lost $2,000 – Note that according to the soundtrack, the name of the song is “He Is Not Dead Yet”.)
DD3 – BATTLES – The December 2001 siege of Tora Bora took place in this nation (Emily won $2,000)
FJ – AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACHIEVEMENTS – In 2017 this govt. agency dedicated a new computational facility named in honor of 99-year-old ex-employee Katherine Johnson
The show completed a very strange trifecta, as for the third straight contest, a player in the lead (in this case tied for first place) failed to wager to protect that position, was correct and lost the game. Emily made the right move of betting it all, doubling up to win with $23,600 and a very fortunate two-day total of $35,201.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one guessed that a general who was mocked for fleeing the Redcoats was with the Continental Army.
Western woes: The players flopped in a category about Western literature, missing clues about The Lone Ranger, the story of “The Ox-Bow Incident” being about a lynching and prolific Western author Zane Grey.
One more thing: I hereby propose that “mouthwatering” be removed from the language and replaced by “drool-worthy”.
DD1 – What is seven?
DD2 – What is “Spamalot”?
DD3 – What is Afghanistan?
FJ – What is NASA?