Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Apr. 13 – Here are the contestants for day five of the College Championship:
– Eric, a senior at Dartmouth, who watches Jeopardy! with his five roommates “before bed” (exactly what time do they go to bed?);
– Alli, a sophomore at WPI, who taught a porcupine to paint; and
– Patricia, a senior at Penn, who documents her life with tens of thousands of pictures.
With Patricia out of the running at $1,600 going into FJ and $6,600 the score to beat for a wild card, both Eric ($12,600) and Alli ($11,400) had a good shot to advance, as long as they were correct on FJ or didn’t bet too much.
DD1 – THE OCEANS – The Laptev and Barents Seas are part of this remote ocean (Eric lost $1,600)
DD2 – FIVE CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF THEIR AUTHORS – Gregor Samsa (Eric won $1,400)
DD3 – INTERNAL RHYME TIME – A boater in trouble needs to know this word to say over the radio (Patricia lost $2,400)
FJ – U.S. PLACE NAMES – It’s the only state named for a woman & whose capital is also named for a woman
Only Alli was correct on FJ and it’s a good thing for her that she was, because her $8,201 bet would have eliminated her if she had missed. Instead she won the game with $19,601, while Eric chose to go with a small $800 wager, so he also advanced with $11,800, beating out Caroline for the last wild card slot.
Musical miscues: Apparently the players don’t care for Las Vegas rock bands, as they didn’t know the debut albums from Imagine Dragons and The Killers.
Get the hint? dept.: No one figured out what the writers were going for with a clue about “Visine & Visine” being from Johnson & Johnson.
This day in Trebekistan: In Alex’s world, aside from Taylor Swift, “the other female star” is Adele. This will come as news to fans of Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, etc., etc.
DD1 – What is the Arctic Ocean?
DD2 – Who was Kafka?
DD3 – What is mayday?
FJ – What is Maryland?