Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Jul. 27 – The season wrapped up with these contestants:
– Jerry, a data scientist from California, didn’t speak for two weeks at a Zen meditation retreat;
– Karla, a retired manager from Oklahoma, had her show audition interrupted by a fire alarm; and
– Rick, an aspiring English teacher from Pennsylvania, got his teaching certificate after practicing law. Rick is a one-day champ with winnings of $23,201.
Jerry drew away in an anatomy category, then Rick cut into that margin on DD3, with Jerry prevailing in the battle for first place going into FJ with $18,200 vs. $17,200 for Rick and $5,600 for Karla.
DD1 – QUICK BOOKS – 1813: Ms. Bennet confronts 2 specific things (Rick won $1,600 on a true DD.)
DD2 – AROUND THE BODY – Named for the way they release secretions, they’re the body’s 2 main types of glands (Jerry won $3,000)
DD3 – DEFUNCT SPORTS FRANCHISES – In 1914 and 1915 the Terrapins repped this town in baseball’s upstart Federal League (Rick won $2,000 – he had $7,800 to wager, was trailing Jerry by $5,000 and seemed comfortable with the category, so this would have been a great all-in spot, although being in first going into FJ might have worked against him as it played out.)
FJ – AMERICAN HISTORY – The last survivor of this battle that started a war died in 1854 & more men marched at his funeral than fought with him
Everyone missed FJ and Rick wisely made a small wager from a close second place, dropping just $801 to win with $16,599 for a two-day total of $39,800.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one recognized a portrait of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm.
Pavlov: photographer of strange people = Diane Arbus.
One more thing: In my book, a six-letter bray from Mr. Ed can only be “Wilbur!”
DD1 – What is “Pride and Prejudice”?
DD2 – What are exocrine and endocrine?
DD3 – What is Baltimore?
FJ – What is Lexington?
Thanks so much to everyone for reading and commenting this season! See you in mid-September!