Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Jul. 23 – Let’s meet today’s contestants as we head into the final week of the season:
– Neel, an environmental engineer and consultant from Florida, wants to go for a run in every state;
– Hollie, a medical researcher from Massachusetts, hosted Shakespeare-reading parties; and
– Dave, a director of technology from Pennsylvania, has a cat named Merv Griffin. Dave is a one-day champ with winnings of $26,200.
Dave fell out of a tie for the lead when he missed DD2, but he made an even stronger bet on DD3 to regain first place and impressively secured a runaway on the last clue. Going into FJ it was Dave with $22,600, Neel at $11,200 and Hollie with $5,000.
DD1 – HISTORY WILL NOTE – On Dec. 2, 1954, at long last, decency prevailed in a 67-22 Senate vote condemning this member of the body (Neel won $1,000 on a true DD.)
DD2 – HIT THE BEACHES – Edisto Beach, S.C. says no lights on the beach after dusk in summer to protect these sea turtles names for their big “heads” (Dave lost $4,000)
DD3 – LITERARY TITLE REFERENCES – “The Once and Future King” (Dave won $5,000)
FJ – FRENCH PHRASES – Paramnesia is another term for this French-named phenomenon — sound familiar?
Everyone was correct on this very easy FJ and for the second straight game, Dave bet $0, winning with $22,600 for a two-day total of $48,800.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew that the activity of gathering quahogs and longnecks is digging for clams.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex made no attempt whatsoever to imitate the “Ah, ah, ah, ah” of the Bee Gees when reading the “Stayin’ Alive” clue.
DD1 – Who was McCarthy?
DD2 – What are loggerheads?
DD3 – Who was Arthur?
FJ – What is deja vu?