Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Oct. 2

Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Oct. 2 – Here are today’s contestants:

– Kirsten, a lawyer from Newfoundland and Labrador, had a chat with the recent Prime Minister without knowing it;
– Cody, a registered nurse from New York, causes volcanoes to erupt; and
– Doug, a classical singer from Massachusetts, got on the show while his siblings failed to do so. Doug is a one-day champ with winnings of $16,000.

Mainly a two-player affair in which Doug got close to the lead with a correct response to DD3, then took first place into FJ with $15,000 vs. $12,000 for Cody and $2,000 for Kirsten.

DD1 – AT THE ZOO – This capital’s zoo was created from the personal animal collection of King William IV of Prussia (Cody won $1,000)

DD2 – BOOKS OF THE 1940s – In Chapter 1 of this Betty Smith novel, we’re told that the one in Francie Nolan’s yard “was neither a pine nor a hemlock” (Kirsten won $2,000)

DD3 – AFTER THE ZOO – A fertilized egg before it becomes an embryo (Doug won $3,000)

FJ – OSCAR HYPHENATES – This actor has never been nominated for acting– he won, though, as a writer for 1997 & as a producer for 2012

All three players missed FJ, a situation that wasn’t helped by a somewhat confusing category title. This should have been good news for Cody, but his wager of $7,999 was way too much, allowing Doug to hang on, dropping $9,001 to win with $5,999 and a two-day total of $21,999.

Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the artist of “Nude Descending a Staircase” was Duchamp, even though that work has been referenced at least a dozen times on the show in recent years.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What is Berlin?
DD2 – What is “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”?
DD3 – What is a zygote?
FJ – Who is Ben Affleck? (Since the category title was bound to make the players think it was a hyphenated name, not the “writer-producer” type of hyphenate, I don’t understand how no one on the staff recognized this problem before it made it onto the show.)