Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Feb. 27 – Here are the lineups for each round of game two, match two of Jeopardy! All-Stars, with Teams Austin and Julia well behind and fighting for a wild card:
– SJ: Monica (Team Ken, $40,003 in game one), Leonard (Team Austin, $8,000), Seth (Team Julia, $0)
– DJ: Ken, Austin and Julia
– FJ: Matt (Team Ken), Roger (Team Austin) and Ben (Team Julia)
After an uneventful round one, Ken turned in another dominating performance, securing the win while Austin did well enough to lock down a wild card position. With scores going into FJ of $30,200 vs. $13,600 and $7,800, third-place Team Julia had no realistic chance to catch the other non-winners.
DD1, $800 – RECENT BOOKS – This three-named historian studied Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR & LBJ for her book “Leadership in Turbulent Times” (Leonard won $1,000)
DD2, $2,000 – ART & ARTISTS – In 1504 Durer tried to show perfect human forms in this pair, each holding a tree branch (Ken won $3,600)
DD3, $800 – INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES – The self-proclaimed Saharan Arab Democratic Republic disputes the territory of Western Sahara with this nation (Ken won $5,000)
FJ – 20TH CENTURY HISTORY – Interpreting for Vaclav Havel, future ambassador Rita Klimova gave us this phrase for a smooth change of government
Matt and Ben were correct on FJ, while Roger, who bet $0, chose to go with an elaborate Wheel of Fortune reference.
Matt added $538 to end at $30,738 for a two-game total of $70,741 for Team Ken. Team Austin wound up at $21,600 for the two games, while Ben’s double-up to $15,600, which was also Team Julia’s two-game score, sent Julia, Ben and Seth home with $50,000.
Teams Buzzy, Colby and Austin will face off in the wild-card match over the next two episodes, with the winner taking on Teams Ken and Brad next week.
Triple Stumper of the day: In round one, no one was able to provide the middle word in the 1998 bombing of Iraq, Operation Desert Fox.
That’s before our time: In the “4,3,4” category, for a clue about a type of store named for the coins spent there, even after Seth missed with “dime store” his opponents couldn’t come up with “five and dime”.
That’s after our time: The first round players were stumped on the title of the recent Kendrick Lamar no. 1 hit featuring references to Grey Poupon and Evian, “Humble”.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex offered that rarest of impressions of Mario Zacchini, the Human Cannonball, and was heartbroken no one remembered Dominion (Canada) Day, July 1.
DD1 – Who is Doris Kearns Goodwin?
DD2 – Who are Adam and Eve?
DD3 – What is Morocco?
FJ – What is The Velvet Revolution?