Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Dec. 25

Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Dec. 25 – Here are today’s contestants:

– Richard, a data scientist from Delaware, had a honeymoon on Easter Island inspired by Leonard Nimoy;
– Lanier, a neuroscientist from Maryland, was captured by a jellyfish; and
– Charbel, an attorney from Florida, had a “happy feast day to me”. Charbel is a one-day champ with winnings of $30,700.

Everyone had the lead at some point, and everyone had a chance at a DD that they missed. Richard finished fastest and had a chance at a runaway but missed the last clue, so everyone was alive into FJ with Richard at $14,600, while Charbel and Lanier were tied with $9,000 apiece.

DD1 ($400) – MEANWHILE… – Burton and Speke visited Lake Tanganyika in 1858, when these 2 were running for U.S. Senator & debated each other 7 times (Richard lost $2,600)

DD2 ($2,000) – U.S. NATIONAL LABORATORIES – This Southwest facility began as site Y in the Manhattan project 75 years ago (Lanier lost $3,000)

DD3 ($2,000) – THAT WAS SOME CHRISTMAS! – After suffering a stroke, this French explorer died on Christmas 1635 in Quebec (Charbel lost $1,000)

FJ – THE SUPREME COURT – Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes once referred to this 1857 decision as the Court’s first self-inflicted wound

Richard and Charbel were correct on FJ, with Richard picking up $3,401 to win with $18,001.

This day in Trebekistan: Alex tried to imitate the “DONK DONK” sound from “Law & Order”, but came up one “DONK” short. Also, Trebek commented “how appropriate” when introducing the FJ category, I guess because on Christmas, all of our thoughts are focused on The Supreme Court?

Correct Qs:
DD1 – Who were Lincoln and Douglas? (Richard said “Lincoln and Davis”, which got me wondering if he got the names mixed up with SNL duo Franken and Davis.)
DD2 – What is Los Alamos?
DD3 – Who was Champlain?
FJ – What was the Dred Scott decision?