Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Jun. 15 – Introducing today’s contestants:
– Jon, a bartender from California, who did a lip-sync to “I Lost on Jeopardy!” in a fifth-grade talent show;
– Deirdre, and attorney and editor from Washington state, whose dad was in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions back in 1968; and
– Diana, a legal records assistant from Massachusetts, who runs an online Boston food group. Diana is a two-day champ with winnings of $44,601.
Deirdre forged to the front by running a TV category in DJ, after which Diana dropped to below half of Deirdre’s score by missing DD3. But Diana bounced back late to stay in the game with $11,600 vs. $19,800 for Deirdre and $5,600 for Jon.
DD1 – INVENTIONS – In 1950 Zenith introduced one of these gadgets; it was called “Lazy Bones” (Diana won $500)
DD2 – BEASTLY MYTHOLOGY – In West African myth, many tales were spun about Anansi, a trickster in the form of this (Diana won $1,500)
DD3 – MEANWHILE…- In 1603 the Tokugawa Shogunate began in Japan & this English dynasty came to an end (Diana lost $6,000)
FJ – ISLAND NAMES – A Portuguese explorer gave this name to an island he sighted off Africa’s coast 40 days after Easter
Surprisingly, everyone missed FJ for the second straight game and Deirdre had enough of a lead to hold on with $16,399 after losing her wager of $3,401.
Triple Stumper of the day: If the players had been fans of the Beatles movie “Help!”, they should have known that Elias Howe patented the sewing machine.
DD1 – What is the TV remote control?
DD2 – What is a spider?
DD3 – What is Tudor?
FJ – What is Ascension Island?