Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Nov. 5 – Introducing today’s contestants:
– Gerald, a pub quiz host-author from Massachusetts, whose father-in-law was a four-time Jeopardy! champ on the NBC version;
– Mary Ann, a marketing coordinator from California, likes retro video games; and
– Jonathan, a human rights legal officer from Prince Edward Island, was a page in the House of Commons. Jonathan is a one-day champ with winnings of $27,201.
After Gerald dropped to $0 on DD2 (and also finished there, missing out on FJ), Mary Ann took a small lead on DD3 and extended it at the end of the round, leading into FJ with $19,200 vs. $14,400 for Jonathan.
DD1 – BAD ROMANCE – This novel ends with Amy & Nick Dunne reunited– sure, she framed him for her murder, but now she’s pregnant (Mary Ann won $3,000)
DD2 (video) – BRITISH HISTORY – This “Great” monarch prevented England from completely falling to the Danes in the 800s (Gerald lost $7,400 on a true DD – at the time he was in third place with just less than half of the leader, so despite the result, he made the right move here.)
DD3 – CAVES – From the Greek for “cave”, it’s an old term for a cave dweller or caveman (Mary Ann won $1,000)
FJ – CHARACTERS IN CHILDREN’S LIT – Memories of refugees in British train stations before & after WWII helped inspire the creation of this character
Only Mary Ann was correct on FJ, nearly doubling up with her wager of $19,000 to win with $38,200. Note that Jonathan didn’t make an optimal bet, as his $5,000 wager would have put him behind Mary Ann if they both missed and she bet $9,601, the minimum to cover double his score.
That’s before our time: No one knew the sport covered in the novel “Bang the Drum Slowly” is baseball.
This day in shilling: Maybe if Alex wasn’t forced to plug both an upcoming movie and TV show, time wouldn’t have run out on Gerald as he desperately tried to get on the plus side to play FJ.
DD1 – What is “Gone Girl”?
DD2 – Who was Alfred the Great?
DD3 – What is a troglodyte?
FJ – Who is Paddington?