Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Jan. 3 – Please welcome today’s contestants:
– Cade, an English instructor from Virginia, likes to dress for Halloween as agent Scully;
– Chrissy, a librarian from Missouri, was locked out of her apartment by her cat; and
– Jonathan, a composer from California, creates music for movies and TV. Jonathan is a two-day champ with winnings of $40,501.
Jonathan led at every break, but Chrissy was able to break up the runaway on the last clue of DJ with $11,200 vs. $21,600 for Jonathan and $10,200 for Cade.
DD1 ($600) – AMERICAN HISTORY – Alexander Hamilton Jr. got justice for his dad when Eliza Jumel hired him to handle her divorce from this man (Cade won $1,000)
DD2 ($1,200, video) – CITY FLAGS – The wavy lines symbolize the convergence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers on the flag of this large city (Cade won $2,000)
DD3 ($1,600) – ACRONYMS – TED talks began in 1984 at a conference on this, entertainment and design (Jonathan won $3,000)
FJ – 1940s HISTORY – Air Force pilot Gail Halvorsen earned the nickname “Candy Bomber” for his actions during this 1948-49 event
Jonathan and Cade were correct on FJ, with Jonathan adding $801 to win with $22,401 for a three-day total of $62,902. With Chrissy’s bet of $5,000, she gave herself no chance to win if Jonathan made his most likely wager (which he did).
Pop culture problems: No one knew a clue’s reference to Patches O’Houlihan that was intended to lead them to dodgeball, or that the game show hosted by Howie Mandel is “Deal or No Deal”.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex finally managed to say “Jamaica” without following it with “mon”, instead adding “ya”.
DD1 – Who was Burr?
DD2 – What is St. Louis?
DD3 – What is technology?
FJ – What is the Berlin Airlift (Airdrop)?