Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Jun. 21 – Please welcome today’s contestants:
– Deb, a grants manager from Maryland, who keeps trees in Baltimore;
– Justin, an assistant principal from Florida, who works with the blind alongside his wife, who assists the deaf; and
– Ali, a secondary school teacher from British Columbia, who proposed with a ring hidden in a Scrabble board. Ali is a two-day champ with winnings of $46,802.
Ali had a huge leads when he found both DDs in DJ, but he chose not to try and put the game away, leaving the door open for Deb to break up his runaway on the last clue. Going into FJ it was Ali with $21,700 vs. Deb at $11,200 and Justin with $8,800.
DD1 – THE MALE MAN – In 2017 Alabama elected its first Democrat to the U.S. Senate since 1992 — this man, who beat Roy Moore (Ali won $3,000)
DD2 (video) – DIVINITY – Born from a golden egg, this multi-faced god of creation in Hinduism mediates between Vishnu and Shiva (Ali won $2,800)
DD3 – FOUR LEGS GOOD – This deer is the biggest animal followed by “hound” in the name of an AKC dog breed (Ali won $500)
FJ – WORLD GEOGRAPHY – Australia’s fourth-largest city, it’s at the southern end of the road called Indian Ocean Drive
Everyone missed FJ, with Ali losing just $701 to win with $20,999 for a three-day total of $67,801.
For some reason, Alex said about Ali’s FJ wager “You couldn’t make it $700 even?”, which was a dumb comment, since that bet could have resulted in a tiebreaker if both Ali and Deb were correct and Deb bet everything.
Triple Stumper of the day: Alex’s Streisand impression for the line “Hello, gorgeous” didn’t lead the players to 1968’s “Funny Girl”.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex kept harping on Ali being from another country, saying he’s “leading a one-man invasion of the United States”.
One more thing: Maybe if the contestants go on strike and refuse to respond to Young Sheldon clues, they’ll stop showing them.
DD1 – Who is Doug Jones?
DD2 – Who is Brahma?
DD3 – What is elk?
FJ – What is Perth?