Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Nov. 27 – Here are today’s contestants:
– Maya, a wine club concierge from Washington state, prefers red wines and listened to Alex whine;
– Carol, a physician from Washington state, did volunteer work in Kenya with her daughter; and
– Dylan, a pediatric dentist from North Carolina, is a smart left-handed Jeopardy! player like his grandma. Dylan is a one-day champ with winnings of $9,199.
Alex told the players to start slowly and build, but Dylan came out on fire, running a sports category to lead with $8,200 at the first commercial break. He kept first place into FJ with $17,600 vs. $9,400 for Carol and $2,800 for Maya.
DD1 – SPORTS STUFF – Mike Pence called this 1986 hoops movie “the greatest sports film” & screened it on Air Force 2 using his own copy (Dylan won $3,200 on a true DD.)
DD2 – LANGUAGE – The ASL alphabet uses one hand; that of BSL, this for short, uses 2 (Carol won $2,000)
DD3 – THAT’S THE NAME – From Greek, this male first name means “messiah-bearer” (Maya lost $2,200)
FJ – ACTRESSES – In 1997 she became the first to win an Oscar for a film directed by her husband; her brother-in-law produced the film
No one had the Oscar knowledge to solve FJ, with Dylan once again having a big enough lead to hold on, dropping $1,201 to prevail with $16,399 and a modest two-day total of $25,598.
Triple Stumper of the day: Fans of “King of the Hill” should know the Mexican general captured at San Jacinto was Santa Anna.
That’s before our time: Even when spotted the word “Sisters”, no one knew the title of the Aretha-Eurythmics 80s hit “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves”.
This day in Trebekistan: It seems impossible for Alex to say “Jamaica” without following it with “mon”.
DD1 – What is “Hoosiers”?
DD2 – What is British Sign Language?
DD3 – What is Christopher?
FJ – Who is Frances McDormand?