Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Feb. 13 – Here are today’s contestants:
– Seth, a marketing manager from Washington state, is a founding member of the Seattle Pizza Society, and pizza made him smarter;
– Susie, an education consultant from Indiana, finds hidden things with GPS; and
– Eric, an attorney from Texas, failed to impress Alex by lettering four years in bowling. Eric is a two-day champ with winnings of $76,901.
Eric ended round one on top despite missing DD1, then Seth gave Eric a run for his money with correct responses to both DDs in DJ. Going into FJ it was Eric with $24,300, Seth well-positioned in second at $17,000 and Susie with $8,600.
DD1 ($600, video) – GLASSWARE – The name of this wine glass may come from the Irish word for mouth (Eric lost $2,300)
DD2 ($1,600) – ROLLING A “7” – Group nickname for Bryn Mawr & Vassar + 5 (Seth won $3,000)
DD3 ($2,000) – OPERA CHARACTERS – Susanna, Countess Almaviva’s maid, is the bride in this opera (Seth won $5,000 – at this point very late in the round, he had $11,200 vs. $21,100 for Eric, so this was a classic “bet it all or bet $5” situation.)
FJ – POETS – He gave his pets names like Wiscus, Pettipaws, George Pushdragon & Jellylorum, the last of which he used in a poem
In a reversal from the previous FJs this week, everyone missed here, which would have worked out for Seth if he had wagered just enough to guard against a possible double-up by Susie. Instead, Seth bet nearly everything, which allowed Eric to hang on, dropping $10,000 for a $14,300 victory and a three-day total of $91,201.
Triple Stumper of the day: In an economics category, no one knew the related “s” and “d” words a clue wanted were supply and demand.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex was none too pleased with the rude “lady on the phone” giving him directions on a recent trip.
DD1 – What is a goblet?
DD2 – What are the Seven Sisters?
DD3 – Who is “The Marriage of Figaro”?
FJ – Who was T.S. Eliot?