Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Feb. 11 – Introducing today’s contestants:
– Eric, an attorney from Texas, who drove (as well as he could) for a U.S. Senator;
– Karen, a science writer from Mississippi, met Bernie Sanders in Vermont; and
– Bif, a mathematician from Oregon, as a youngster went to a science fair in Las Vegas (not sure if he gambled). Bif is a three-day champ with winnings of $69,400.
Eric was very strong throughout, while Bif got close with a double-up on DD2. But on DD3, Bif decided to hold back a portion of his total, and as a result had to settle for second going into FJ with $24,000 vs. $27,800 for Eric and $7,000 for Karen.
DD1 ($600) – A CLASSIC SETTING – Chapter One of this novel sets the scene: It is Jan. 6 1482 & church bells are ringing throughout Paris (Eric won $2,000)
DD2 ($1,600) – NEWER WORDS – As a “machine”, it’s an archive of taken down web pages; as part of an SUV, it’s the third row of seats (Bif won $4,800 on a true DD.)
DD3 ($1,200) – FRENCH REVOLUTION – In May 1793 this bloodthirsty lawyer had a message for the people – “Rise in insurrection” (Bif won $8,000 – at the time he had $12,400 vs. $25,800 for Eric, a very obvious all-in situation.)
FJ – PRIMETIME TV – “Complications” was a suggested title for this ABC drama that was renewed for a 15th season in 2018
Everyone was correct on FJ, so Bif’s failure to bet it all on DD3 and hold the lead into FJ cost him a huge payday. Instead that cash went to Eric, who added $20.201 to win with $48,001.
Book blunders: No one could identify the Thomas Mann novella with the spoiler title, “Death in Venice”, or the title girl of the Thomas Hardy classic “Tess of the d’Urbervilles”.
Judging the judges: Adding to the long-standing confusion about when just a last name is acceptable when more than one possibility shares the name, for a clue about an actress associated with Tiffany’s, they took just the last name Hepburn.
DD1 – What is “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”?
DD2 – What is wayback?
DD3 – Who was Robespierre?
FJ – What is “Grey’s Anatomy”?