Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Feb. 5 – Here are today’s contestants:
– John, a landscaper from Louisiana, had a wigmaker offer to buy his hair;
– Jade, a student from Florida, schedules work around her religion of Patriots football; and
– Will, a tour guide from Washington, DC, works at the National Geographic Museum. Will is a two-day champ with winnings of $55,002.
John made a clue selection error when he skipped to the top of the Science Fiction category, which allowed Will to find a DD later on. Importantly, Will was correct on the last clue of the DJ, putting him beyond two-thirds of John’s score at $21,400 vs. $13,600 for John and $4,600 for Jade.
DD1 ($800) – HISTORY… – In the 1930s, Leonard Howell established this religion in Jamaica (John won $1,000 on a true DD.)
DD2 ($800) – L.A. PHILHARMONIC – Site of the 1st outdoor recording by any symphony orchestra, this amphitheater in the hills is the Phil’s summer home (Will won $1,000)
DD3 ($1,200) – SCIENCE FICTION – As well as playing in the “Dune”s, this sci-fi author penned “The White Plague”, about a mad scientist’s quest for revenge (Will won $1,000)
FJ – THE 19TH CENTURY – In his autobiography, Buffalo Bill Cody remembered this venture as “a relay race against time”
To the surprise of Alex, everyone missed FJ, so that last clue of DJ for Will might have salvaged the game for him, after weak DD wagers kept it closer than it should have been. Will dropped $5,801 to win with $15,599 for a three-day total of $70,601.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew Peg of “Married…With Children” was played by Katey Sagal.
Pavlov: In any clue that has to do with the Girl Scouts, players should be ready to name founder Juliette Gordon Low, who has been referenced at least eight times in the last ten years.
DD1 – What is Rastafarianism?
DD2 – What is the Hollywood Bowl?
DD3 – Who was Herbert?
FJ – What is the Pony Express?