Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Sept. 13 – Let’s meet today’s contestants:
– Lauren, a teaching artist from New York, turns elementary school writings into sketch comedy;
– Shawn, a regional human resources manager from Florida, has been to over 300 concerts over the past 10 years; and
– Kyle, a music teacher from Colorado, blessed a priest at The Vatican. Kyle is a one-day champ with winnings of $28,401.
Kyle found DD3 from second position and was able to tie up the contest with Shawn, then kept moving forward to secure first place going into FJ with $16,800 vs. $12,000 for Shawn and $6,600 for Lauren.
DD1 – I GOT A FEVER – Random House defines this “fever” as “greed and excitement caused by” it and dates the term to the 1840s (Kyle lost $2,000)
DD2 – ARTS & CULTURE – He had nothing to do with the title, but Aaron Copeland said, “I’ve begun to see the” mountains “myself” on hearing this piece (Shawn lost $1,600)
DD3 – CONTRACTIONS – A 2015 book says that for over 200 years, this word “has been knocking at the door of standard English” but is still shunned (Kyle won $4,000)
FJ – BEFORE THEY BECAME PRESIDENT – On October 4, 1940, for the premiere of what’s been called his most famous movie role, Ronald Reagan was in this city
This season’s FJ hot streak came to an abrupt halt, as surprisingly no one was correct.
This should have resulted in a win for Shawn, but instead of betting just enough to cover a possible double-up by Lauren, he lost $8,000, finishing with $4,000. This allowed Kyle to escape with the victory when he dropped $7,201 to $9,599 for a two-day total of $38,000.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one was able to provide the product in the ad slogan “We got the fever for the flavor of a Pringle’s”.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex doesn’t have the rhythm down of the “gimme gimme gimme” lyrics from “Honky Tonk Women”, and thinks his body looks a lot like Neptune’s.
DD1 – What is gold fever?
DD2 – What is “Appalachian Spring”?
DD3 – What is ain’t?
FJ – What is South Bend, Indiana?