Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Apr. 4 – Today’s contestants are:
– MIchael, a physicist from Broomfield, CO, whose wedding party took a picture in front of his alma mater’s physics department;
– Lydia, a data analyst from Chicago, IL, who watched seven Star Wars movies over the course of one day; and
– Jack, a journalist from New York, NY, who remains a Mets fan even though they’re “terrible”. Jack is a one-day champ with winnings of $30,401.
Lydia started DJ in the red, moved quickly to a contending position but had her rally stopped by missing DD2. Then Michael dropped far back by not knowing DD3 to end the round, so it was Jack leading into FJ with $14,200 vs. $8,000 for Lydia and $2,000 for Michael.
DD1 – VIRGINIA GOVERNORS – In June 1776 Virginia became an independent commonwealth & this famed orator was elected its first governor (Jack won $2,000)
DD2 – ENTREPRENEURS – Stanley Ho built this administrative region’s gaming industry, owning more than 15 casinos even though he doesn’t gamble (Lydia lost $3,000)
DD3 – BRIDGES – As you can guess, the Victoria Falls Bridge over this African river has amazing views (Michael lost $4,000)
FJ – 19TH CENTURY CLASSICAL COMPOSERS – The father of this future composer was a French teacher at the Warsaw Lyceum, where the child would later attend
Alex tipped off the result by calling FJ “a piece of cake for you guys”, and indeed everyone was correct. Jack picked up $2,201 to win with $16,401 and a two-day total of $46,802.
Triple Stumper of the day.: No one guessed the pain reliever brand introduced in 1899 is Bayer Aspirin.
Pavlov: Dutch-born abstract expressionist = de Kooning.
One more thing: The show demonstrated admirable restraint by not making “Daily Double” the Daily Double.
DD1 – Who was Patrick Henry?
DD2 – What is Macau?
DD3 – What is the Zambezi River?
FJ – Who was Chopin?