Jeopardy! recap for Mon., May 14 – The second round of the Teachers Tournament began with these contestants:
– Erika, K-12 technology from Durwood, MD, who teaches at an over 100-year-old school;
– Scott, high school history and psychology from Portland, OR, who chats with his students to help them be themselves; and
– Steve, 9th and 10th math from Midvale, UT, whose school is affiliated with a Major League Soccer team.
Scott missed his chance to make a move with a loss on DD2, then Steve wisely protected his lead with a small bet on DD3, helping him show the way into FJ with $14,900 vs. $12,600 for Erika and $1,200 for Scott.
DD1 – STAND AND DELIVER – 1930s Southern governor who said, “We have organized a society…with the motto ‘every man a king'”(Steve won $1,000)
DD2 – 10-LETTER WORDS – Portmanteau term for the rules that apply to how one communicates online (Scott lost $3,000)
DD3 – SUPER CONDUCTORS – At a May 7, 1824 premiere, Michael Umlauf wielded the baton but took his tempo cues from this man (Steve lost $1,500)
FJ – CITIES IN LITERATURE – In “Gone with the Wind”, Rhett Butler says this city named for a monarch “is the South, only intensified”
Even though Alex “thought this was easy” (to which I can only say GOOD FOR YOU!), everyone missed FJ.
This should have been good news for Erika, who entered the round in a close second and could afford a small wager as she didn’t have to worry about being passed by Scott. But Erika made a huge overbet of $10,000 and dropped to $2,600, so Steve was able to hang on, losing $10,301 to finish with $4,599.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one recognized a photo of the leather shorts one might wear in the Alps, lederhosen.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex offered impressions of political figures Churchill, Huey Long and Anwar Sadat, becoming less enthusiastic about the voices as he went along.
DD1 – Who was Huey Long?
DD2 – What is netiquette?
DD3 – Who was Beethoven?
FJ – What is Charleston?