Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Jan. 23

Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Jan. 23 – Please welcome today’s contestants:

– Tim, a paralegal from Oklahoma, jumped out of a moving train in Italy;
– Rachel, an astrophysicist from California, used the same wedding band as her parents; and
– Haley, a copywriter from Georgia, is in a classical thick-book club. Haley is a one-day champ with winnings of $27,400.

Paralegal Tim went from last to first shortly after running the “Criminology” category, then Rachel grabbed first place when she got on a roll in “1970s TV Movies”. But a late mistake by Rachel gave the lead back to Tim going into FJ, with Tim at $16,000, Rachel with $14,800 and Haley at $12,600.

DD1 ($400) – BRAND MASCOTS – A dog named Bullseye: this retailer (Tim won $1,000)

DD2 ($2,000) – WORLD HISTORY – In 1274 & 1281 Mongol invasion fleets headed to this country were blown away by storms called “divine winds” (Haley won $3,000)

DD3 ($1,600) – 1970s TV MOVIES – 1971’s “Duel”, a pulse-pounding tale of a highway chase, made some think this young director had a future (Rachel won $2,000)

FJ – 20TH CENTURY LITERATURE – The writing of this novel, the author’s first with no Canadian setting, appropriately began in 1984

Rachel and Haley were correct on FJ while Tim missed, with Rachel doubling up for a $29,600 victory. Haley also bet it all, giving up any chance at a possible Triple Stumper win.

Animal accidents: No one knew dairy company mascot Elsie the Cow represents Borden, or the “high-flying” novelette made into a HItchcock film is “The Birds”.

Judging the writers: Good job in providing two categories with very short clues to offset the ponderous round one video category.

Weird edit of the day: In what has become a recent trend, it seemed like something funny happened that wasn’t shared with the home viewers, this time after Alex introduced the first round categories.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What is Target?
DD2 – What is Japan?
DD3 – Who is Spielberg?
FJ – What is “The Handmaid’s Tale”?