Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Jan. 21 – Introducing today’s contestants:
– Humzah, an attorney from Washington D.C., recently became a U.S. citizen with 200 others;
– Kelsey, a biomedical scientist from Colorado, had an overnight college radio trivia show; and
– John, a microbiologist from Ohio, works with bacteria, but is safe now. John is a three-day champ with winnings of $67,200.
John boldly assumed complete command with a double-up on DD2, then pulled back when well into runaway territory on DD3, having it all wrapped up in FJ with $29,600 vs. $10,000 for Kelsey. Humzah fell back in DJ and finished the round in the red at -$2,600.
DD1 ($600) – FULL PLACE NAME – ___-Mesa-Scottsdale Metropolitan Statistical Area (Humzah won $1,000)
DD2 ($1,200) – STEAMY SCIENCE – Earthquakes have lengthened the average interval between its famed eruptions of water & steam by about 30 minutes (John won $10,800 on a true DD.)
DD3 ($1,600) – POET IDENTIFICATION – “Death, be not proud though some have called thee / mighty and dreadful, for thou are not so” (John won $400)
FJ – BROADWAY MUSICALS – Premiering in 2005, its story is divided into spring, summer, fall & winter, each narrated by one of the 4 male leads
The players picked up on the seasons, but didn’t focus on the 4 male leads as they both missed FJ. John dropped $4,600 to win with $25,000 and a four-day total of $92,200.
Triple Stumper of the day: In “Transportation”, no one guessed the 25-foot-high item ridden by a certain circus performer is a unicycle.
Judging the judges: In the “3 G” category, they accepted Kelsey’s response of “Gaggle of geese”, even though that has 4 “g”s.
One more thing: The comedy award goes to Humzah for the idea that there was a Bull Moose Party convention in 1964.
DD1 – What is Phoenix?
DD2 – What is Old Faithful?
DD3 – Who was Donne?
FJ – What is “Jersey Boys”?