Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Jan. 29 – Here are today’s contestants:
– Niño, a data analyst from California, likes escape rooms;
– Chris, an editor from Texas, makes perfumes; and
– Jill, an auditor from Massachusetts, loves baking bread. Jill is a one-day champ with winnings of $31,601.
Jill missed DD1 while Chris was incorrect on both DDs in DJ, after which Jill finished the best, leading into FJ with $14,400 vs. $10,000 for Chris and $5,800 for Niño.
DD1 ($1,000, audio) – HAMBURGERS – This Hamburger was a virtuoso pianist as well as one of the 19th century’s great composers (Jill lost $3,000)
DD2 ($1,200) – ART & ARTISTS – It was the married name of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt, who founded a museum of American art in New York City (Chris lost $3,000)
DD3 ($800) – BUILDING BIG – With the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building is in the Mideast for the 1st time since this was surpassed in 1311 (Chris lost $1,000)
FJ – 20TH CENTURY DISASTERS – On the radio in 1937 this 3-word exclamation came after “the smoke and the flames now…not quite to the mooring mast”
Jill and Chris were correct on FJ, with Jill improving by $5,601 to win with $20,001 for a two-day total of $51,602.
Pop culture problems: The players didn’t know the workplace setting of “The Larry Sanders Show” is a late night talk show, the thin-sounding last name of British director David Lean, or that Dr. Zhivago falls in love with Lara (the film version which was directed by David Lean).
Judging the judges: They were very generous in accepting Jill’s response of “stringbean” for the veggie that precedes “pole” or “stalk” in synonyms for thin.
DD1 – Who was Brahms?
DD2 – Who was Whitney?
DD3 – What is the Great Pyramid?
FJ – What is “Oh the humanity”?