Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Feb. 1

Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Feb. 1 – Today’s contestants are:

– Karen, an accountant-mom from Alabama, met her husband in an online chat room;
– Will, a tour guide from Washington, DC, sung at major cathedrals; and
– Meghan, an environmental engineer from Pennsylvania, takes aerialist classes. Meghan is a one-day champ with winnings of $27,190.

Meghan was correct on both DDs in DJ, but thanks to a scoring adjustment during the last commercial break, Will had the lead going into FJ with $17,000 vs. $16,300 for Meghan and $11,800 for Karen.

DD1 ($600) – STAMPS – A musician plays a guitar, exemplifying the Delta Blues, on the stamp honoring its 200th anniversary of statehood (Will won $2,000)

DD2 ($1,200) – ANAGRAM PAIRS – Japan’s capital, now & then (Meghan won $3,500)

DD3 ($1,200) – SULFUR – Before it meant “to add sulfur to rubber”, this verb just meant “to burn” (Meghan won $3,000)

FJ – THE SOLAR SYSTEM – For a while in the 1840s, the French wanted to name this new discovery “Le Verrier” & the British wanted “Oceanus”

Everyone was correct on FJ, so that late scoring adjustment was decisive with Will adding $15,601 to win with $32,601.

Wagering strategy: Will and Meghan simply didn’t bet enough on their DD opportunities. Will should have wagered his entire $4,600 on DD1. Megan also should have gone all-in for $9,800 on DD2, as she was trailing by $6,000 at the time and had been correct on the two previous clues in the category. If Meghan had bet it all on DD2, she would have won the game.

This day in Trebekistan: Alex did what might be the worst impression ever of a stereotypical valley girl.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What is Mississippi?
DD2 – What are Tokyo and Kyoto?
DD3 – What is vulcanize?
FJ – What is Neptune?