Jeopardy! recap for Thur., May 3

Jeopardy! recap for Thur., May 3 – Josh gave Melissa some hope when he missed DD3, but he impressively drew away again in DJ to have a romp into FJ with $27,400 vs. $9,000 for Melissa and $2,600 for Kurt.

DD1 – AUTHORS USE NEW WORDS – This 1955 novel is responsible for popularizing the word “nymphet” (Melissa won $1,000)

DD2 – AMERICAN HISTORY – President Lincoln said, “I never, in my life, felt more certain that I was doing right than I do in signing this paper” (Melissa won $3,000)

DD3 – THE BRONTES – Charlotte said Emily had a particular love for this type of uplands where some of their works are set (Josh lost $4,000)

FJ – FILM & WAR – The New York premiere of this film was on Thanksgiving, 15 days after the liberation of its title place

For the third straight game FJ was a Triple Stumper, but this time Josh only bet $515 to win with $26,885 and a two-day total of $50,485.

Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the guy from “The Sopranos” nicknamed “Walnuts” was Paulie.

That’s before our time: They couldn’t come up with prog group Emerson, Lake and Palmer, even after being spotted Lake in the middle.

This day in Trebekistan: Alex thinks the players have seen the film that was the subject of the FJ clue multiple times, but given some of their other non-responses, I doubt it.

Correct Qs:

DD1 – What is “Lolita”?
DD2 – What is the Emancipation Proclamation?
DD3 – What are moors?
FJ – What is “Casablanca”?