Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Jun. 13 – Let’s meet today’s contestants:
– Nick, a professor of political science from Pennsylvania, who did a bungee jump of over 700 feet;
– Diana, a legal records assistant from Massachusetts, who knitted her own shawl; and
– Catherine, a software developer from California, whose echo antics got her kicked off the Tower of London tour. Catherine is a two-day champ with winnings of $46,402.
Misses on both DDs in DJ put Nick back in third place, while Diana delivered the strongest performance in the second round, leading into FJ with $16,000 vs. $11,400 for Catherine and $5,000 for Nick.
DD1 – U.S. LIBRARIES – Housing millions of records, the Family History Library in this city attracts genealogists from all over the world (Diana lost $600)
DD2 – BACH – Count Keyserling may have commissioned this work, 30 takes on one theme, named for the Count’s harpsichordist (Nick lost $4,000)
DD3 – APPALACHIAN APPELLATION – As early as the 1920s, American Jews were summering in this alliterative area of the Catskills (Nick lost $3,000)
FJ – 1990s ANIMATED FILMS – Though it draws on elements of “Hamlet”, Disney says this was their first all-animated feature based on an original story
Everyone was correct on this ludicrously easy FJ, with Diana adding $8,001 to win with $24,001.
Catherine wagered $2,200 on FJ, the most she could while still staying ahead of Diana if both missed and Diana bet the minimum to cover double of Catherine’s score. However, that bet by Catherine was a tactical error, as it left her open to possibly being passed by Nick. Also, it seems Diana added the extra dollar just for fun, as her bet took her well beyond the amount to which Catherine could double up.
That’s before our time: Even with being given the last name, the players didn’t know Mr. French from “Family Affair”, Sebastian Cabot.
Judging the writers: A clue referred to the 1960s TV show as “Gomer Pyle”, not its actual title, “Gomer Pyle, USMC”.
This day in Trebekistan: By not winning a third straight game with an identical score, Catherine avoided Alex’s saliva test.
DD1 – What is Salt Lake City?
DD2 – What are “The Goldberg Variations”?
DD3 – What is the Borscht Belt?
FJ – What is “The Lion King”?