Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Feb. 4 – Introducing today’s contestants:
– Morgan, an accountant from Massachusetts, celebrates the birthday of Robert Burns with a haggis party;
– Susan, a research scientist from Maryland, collects rubber ducks, but only they know if she bathes with them; and
– Will, a tour guide from Washington, DC, takes on female roles in his all-male theater group. Will is a one-day champ with winnings of $32,601.
Will impressively broke open a close game in DJ, but due in part to a modest wager on DD3, he couldn’t quite nail down a runaway, leading into FJ with $21,800 vs. $11,200 for Morgan and $9,800 for Susan.
DD1 ($400) – OUR FAIR CITY – The river in the name of this South American metropolis is really Guanabara Bay (Will won $1,200 on a true DD.)
DD2 ($2,000) – LITERARY FIRST LINES – From 1931: “It was Wang Lung’s marriage day” (Susan lost $3,000)
DD3 ($2,000) – THE ANCIENT ROMAN ARMY – These leaders of groups of 100 men were divided from senior to junior grades (Will won $2,000)
FJ – THE U.S. SENATE – An 1890 resolution from Senator Aldrich was killed by this, the very technique it sought to limit; a 1917 rule set some boundaries on it
Everyone was correct on this very easy FJ, with Will adding $601 to win with $22,401 for a two-day total of $55,002.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one got a clue that was looking for the French word for “again” to complete the title “Encore Provence”.
Missing the layup: After Morgan was incorrect with “Nine men” for a former 3-word nickname for the Supreme Court that no longer applies, his rivals didn’t jump in with “Nine old men”.
DD1 – What is Rio de Janeiro?
DD2 – What is “The Good Earth”?
DD3 – What are centurions?
FJ – What is filibuster?