Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Dec. 19

Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Dec. 19 – Please welcome today’s contestants:

– Trisha, a biomedical engineer from Maryland, made a quilt out of concert t-shirts;
– Eric, a graphic designer-teacher from New York, officiated at his sister’s wedding; and
– Jackie, an attorney-writer from California, hasn’t changed much since appearing on the same Dating Game episode as Pee-wee Herman. Jackie is a three-day champ with winnings of $58,689.

Eric’s only real success in this game came in an entertainment category at the end of DJ, effectively blocking Trisha from a chance to pass Jackie. So going into FJ it was Jackie with $14,400, Trisha at $13,400 and Eric with $4,800.

DD1 ($800) – HIGHER EDUCATION – In 1961 this private Texas school provided most of the land that became NASA’s Mission Control Center (Trisha won $2,000 – a true DD of her entire $3,600 might have given her the lead into FJ and the win.)

DD2 ($1,200) – “IN” THE END – Both of the words in this alliterative term for a container of sale items end with “in” (Trisha lost $2,000)

DD3 ($1,200) – LAKES OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE – Covering more than 700 square miles, this Florida lake gets its name from the Hitchiti for “big water” (Eric lost $2,000)

FJ – POETS’ BIRTHPLACES – 5 Cwmdonkin Drive was the address of the family home where he was born in 1914

Jackie and Trisha were correct on FJ, as sadly Eric’s response of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ that completely baffled Alex was not accepted. Jackie wagered $14,000 to win with $28,400 for a four-day total of $87,089.

No harm no foul: Everyone took an incorrect guess on the last name of tea mass-marketer Sir Thomas Lipton.

This day in Trebekistan: Alex opened and closed the show saying how “unpredictable” Jackie’s gameplay is, which I don’t get because she plays in a straightforward style. Another thing I don’t get: why after a clue about Rice University, Trebek oddly said, “You can never get enough rice.”

Jeopardy! rule book: For the iconic Beatles album, you can shorten the title to “Sgt. Pepper”, but not “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart”. And don’t even try to get away with just saying “Strawberry Fields”.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What is Rice?
DD2 – What is bargain bin?
DD3 – What is Lake Okeechobee?
FJ – Who was Dylan Thomas?