Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Apr. 17

Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Apr. 17 – Let’s once again meet the second group of semi-finalists for this year’s College Championship:

– Eric, a senior at Dartmouth, who took a course on HBO’s The Wire;
– Hannah, a sophomore at UCF, who is a chemistry tutor; and
– Thatcher, a sophomore at Oklahoma, who has show business alongside football offensive coordinator as a possible career path.

Eric had the lead after round one, Hannah took first place on DD2, then Thatcher looked to be in good shape by taking a clear advantage on DD3. But Hannah had the strongest finish to show the way into FJ with $18,200 vs. $14,200 for Thatcher and $10,200 for Eric.

DD1 – ELEMENTARY – This precious metal boasts the highest thermal & electrical conductivity (Thatcher lost $1,800 on a true DD.)

DD2 (video) – ART – He painted the yellow house he had rented in Arles, hoping to establish a studio of the south with fellow artists (Hannah won $2,000)

DD3 – HISTORIC GEOGRAPHY – The site of a temple to Apollo & an ancient oracle, this city was located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus (Thatcher won $4,000)

FJ – RUSSIAN CULTURE – This work was over 50 years old & excerpts had been popularized when it had its first full U.S. performance on Christmas Eve 1944

Everyone was correct on FJ and Hannah bet $10,201, enough to beat Thatcher’s double-up by $1 with $28,401. Hannah will face William in the two-day final, along with the winner between Alli, Rishab and Dhruv.

Triple Stumper of the day: CBS Television Distribution shouldn’t have been surprised that no one knew Tea Leoni stars in the political drama “Madam Secretary”, which is far more popular with the over-50 set than the college crowd.

Pavlov: Alexander Calder = mobiles.

This day in Trebekistan: To answer Alex’s question, he doesn’t sound like Rihanna (or Johnny Cash for that matter).

Correct Qs:

DD1 – What is silver?
DD2 – Who was van Gogh?
DD3 – What is Delphi?
FJ – What is “The Nutcracker”?