Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Feb. 6 – Please welcome today’s contestants:
– Bif, a mathematician from Oregon, likes commuting by bike in cold weather;
– Bryan, an English teacher from Minnesota, is a quiz bowl coach who envies his team’s buzzer speed; and
– Will, a tour guide from Washington, DC, was a college radio DJ. Will is a three-day champ with winnings of $70,601.
The game became a three-way race when Bryan nearly doubled up on DD3, but it was Bif with the best finish to show the way into FJ with $20,200 vs. $14,000 for Bryan and $13,200 for Will.
DD1 ($400) – MEASURE FOR MEASURE – A quadrant is a unit of circular measure equal to this many degrees (Bif won $1,000)
DD2 ($800) – GOOD FELLOWS – Politicians drew us in with “My fellow Americans” to open a speech, like this 1952 one in which Nixon rejected talk of corruption (Bryan lost $3,000)
DD3 ($800, video) – “SOCK” IT TO ME – It’s the full-length clerical garment seen here (Bryan won $6,000)
FJ – INTERNATIONAL BORDERS – Germany has land borders with 9 countries & only maritime boundaries with 2 countries, the U.K. and this one across the Baltic
Only Bif was correct on FJ, but he would have won even if he had missed, due to Will’s wagering error of betting everything instead of playing for the possible Triple Stumper. Bif added $7,801 to win with $28,801.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the “apple pie” made with Ritz crackers is mock apple pie.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex introduced two categories with the rarely-heard Strother Martin impression and revealed he has Snickers for breakfast.
DD1 – What is 90?
DD2 – What is the Checkers speech?
DD3 – What is a cassock?
FJ – What is Sweden?