Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Jul. 13 – Today’s contestants are:
– Bryan, a writer from California, who does a podcast about the Goop newsletter;
– Vincent, an internal customer service manager from Illinois, whose grandfather is a hero in The Philippines; and
– Michelle, an elementary school music teacher from Ontario, who teaches the ukulele to the next generation of Tiny Tims and Arthur Godfreys. Michelle is a one-day champ with winnings of $18,400.
For a while it looked like saying “s**t” on national television would be the highlight of Vincent’s appearance. But he doubled up from third place on DD3 and took the lead on the next clue to show the way into FJ with $15,200 vs. $14,200 for Michelle and $11,800 for Bryan.
DD1 – THE HUMAN BODY – It’s the junction between neurons; let’s hope yours are firing now (Bryan won $1,000 on a true DD.)
DD2 – MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY THAT I WROTE – His “Gifted Hands” pointed him toward neurosurgery; later, he entered politics (Michelle won $1,200)
DD3 – IRISH HISTORY – The Protestant society called this color “Order” is named for the king who defeated Catholic James II in Ireland in 1690 (Vincent won $6,800 on a true DD.)
FJ – MODERN LANGUAGE – This slang term for an environmentalist is literally true of groups that used passive resistance vs. deforestation, as in India in 1973
Michelle and Bryan were correct on FJ, while Vincent somehow misread the clue and crossed out the correct response! This allowed Michelle to escape with the win, adding $4,000 for a score of $18,200 and a two-day total of $36,600.
Note that Michelle’s trend from the previous game of questionable FJ wagers continued, as she didn’t bet enough to cover a possible double-up from third place, but wagered enough to fall behind Bryan’s $0 bet if she had missed.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew NASA’s “Colbert” treadmill is used on the International Space Station.
One more thing: I was expecting that in keeping with the show’s previous references to Wheel of Fortune blunders, the category “A Streetcar” would be followed by “Naked Desire”.
DD1 – What are synapses?
DD2 – Who is Ben Carson?
DD3 – What is Orange?
FJ – What is tree hugger? (Vincent crossed that out and wrote “Carl Sagan”.)