Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Jun. 12 – Please welcome today’s contestants:
– Jason, a real estate agent from Arizona, who got set up for a date at a funeral;
– Rebecca, an economist from Washington, DC, whose dog knows that it’s treat time when Jeopardy! comes on; and
– Catherine, a software developer from California, who does Irish social dancing (aka jumping and twirling in bars). Catherine is a one-day champ with winnings of $23,201.
Catherine got close to Rebecca’s lead with a double-up on DD1, then gradually pulled away in DJ to lead into FJ with $18,800 vs. $11,600 for Rebecca and $7,000 for Jason.
DD1 – THE KISS CAM – After kissing Debbie Reynolds goodnight, Gene Kelly is elated and begins doing this, the film’s title (Catherine won $4,200 on a true DD.)
DD2 – 1812 OVERTURES – In 1807 Congress passed this act forbidding exports to Britain (Jason lost $2,000)
DD3 – THE FOUR SEASONS – It ‘s the 7-word first line of “Richard III”(Jason lost $1,000)
FJ – CHILDREN’S LIT – In 2017 the Maine farm and barn that inspired this classic 1952 novel were put up for sale
Everyone was correct on FJ, with Catherine picking up $4,401 to win with $23,201 (the same amount as yesterday) for a two-day total of $46,402.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one guessed that the name shared by Danube whirlpools and a German pastry is strudel.
One more thing: It was a somewhat poignant moment when Jason, after missing DD2 and misreading the clue on DD3 to remain in a distant third, asked Alex, “Do you want me to continue?”
DD1 – What is “Singin’ in the Rain”?
DD2 – What is the Embargo Act?
DD3 – What is “Now is the winter of our discontent”?
FJ – What is “Charlotte’s Web”?