Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Dec. 26

Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Dec. 26 – Please welcome today’s contestants:

– DeAnn, a stay-at-home mom from Utah, kept Logan, both “the name and the baby”;
– Jon, an investment professional from California, whose grandfather wouldn’t meet with jeans-clad Steve Jobs; and
– Richard, a data scientist from Delaware, celebrated the 100th anniversary of a fictional holiday. Richard is a one-day champ with winnings of $18,001.

Jon made a net profit of $3,000 on back-to-back DDs in DJ and built a runaway on the very last clue of the round, leading into FJ with $18,200 vs. $8,200 for both Richard and DeAnn.

DD1 ($1,000) – FAMILY TIES – Ivan’s repudiation of God looms large in this Dostoevsky work (Richard lost $3,000)

DD2 ($1,600, video) – THE MET – Italian artist Antonio Canova created a model of Neoclassical beauty with his sculpture of this Greek hero, sword in one hand & in the other, Medusa’s just-severed head (Jon won $4,000)

DD3 ($1,200) – AMERICAN HISTORY – In 1925 John T. Scopes was put on trial, convicted & fined for teaching evolution in this Southern state (Jon lost $1,000)

FJ – HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY – Most of the land fighting in the First Punic War between Rome & Carthage was on this island

Jon and Richard were correct on FJ, with Jon adding $1,799 to win with $19,999.

Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the director of the original “Halloween” is John Carpenter.

This day in Trebekistan: Alex claims that the day after Christmas in the U.S. is “Recovery Day”. Perhaps he isn’t aware of the real Recovery Day, celebrated each September in Canada in support of those who have overcome addictions.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What is “The Brothers Karamazov”?
DD2 – Who is Perseus?
DD3 – What is Tennessee?
FJ – What is Sicily?