Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Jun. 28 – Please welcome today’s contestants:
– Kat, a journalist from New York, who had celebrities sniff her arms;
– Frank, an animation writer from Ontario, who heard someone in line hating on the show he writes; and
– Scott, a librarian from Indiana, who has done lots of community theater but not “The Music Man”. Scott is a one-day champ with winnings of $26,001.
Scott unwisely took an incorrect guess on the last $2,000 clue, putting his lead at risk. But Kat couldn’t take advantage, so Scott kept first place going into FJ with $17,400 vs. $16,800 for Kat and $11,400 for Frank.
DD1 – CHILDREN’S BOOKS – A selfish boy takes shade & apples, among other things, from this, the title of a Shel Silverstein classic (Scott won $1,000)
DD2 – 1958 – Later Vice President, he was elected to the first of 4 terms as Governor of New York (Kat won $3,000)
DD3 – IRA – Contributions but not always distributions are taxed in the type of IRA named for this Delaware senator (Scott won $3,000)
FJ – SHAKESPEARE – The prologue of this tragedy is a sonnet whose rhymes include dignity & mutiny; scene & unclean; & life & strife
Scott and Frank were correct on FJ, with Scott picking up $16,201 to win with $33,601 and a two-day total of $59,602.
This day in Trebekistan: Not sure what Alex was getting at by telling Scott that even if he hadn’t been correct on FJ, “you’d still have the most money”, since if he had missed he’d have finished third.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the 2016 movie with Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon was “Ghostbusters”.
DD1 – What is “The Giving Tree”?
DD2 – Who was Nelson Rockefeller?
DD3 – Who was Roth?
FJ – What is “Romeo and Juliet”?