Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Mar. 27 – Let’s meet today’s contestants:
– Steven, a sports industry consultant from Georgia, works in developing sports tourism;
– Amy, a quality control specialist from Maryland., helps with museum sleepovers, but leaves before the exhibits come to life; and
– Emma, a digital marketing manager from Ontario, whose appearance on the show would make her late grandma very happy. Emma is a one-day champ with winnings of $12,600.
Steven had a great first round, and while a miss on DD2 gave his opponents hope for avoiding a runaway, they couldn’t quite stay alive into FJ with Steven at $21,600, Emma with $10,600 and Amy at $5,200.
DD1 $800 – HE WAS A SENATOR AND PRESIDENT – Though he served Penn. in the Senate from 1834 to 1845, he supported pro-slavery Southern positions; he didn’t get better as Pres. (Steven won $2,400)
DD2, $1.200 – TENTH – In 1585 Flemish mathematician Simon Stevin’s work “The Tenth” introduced this numbering system to Europe (Steven lost $3,000)
DD3, $800 – DOCTOR – This doctor made flaked cereal a thing when he started giving it to his sanitarium patients, including Mr. Post (Steven won $2,600)
FJ – WORLD WAR II – In 1943 millions of matchbooks were distributed in the Philippines with this 3-word quote to boost morale
Steven and Amy were correct on FJ, with Steven standing pat to win $21,600. In the race for second money, Emma had a lock but decided to wager $5,200 anyway, dropping to $5,400 and was fortunate to hold the place spot as Amy bet $0.
Triple Stumpers of the day: No one remembered the Senator and scandal-plagued President who died in office, Warren G. Harding, and Alex seemed appalled the players couldn’t identify the youngest of the service academies, that of the Air Force.
Judging the writers: They were about ten days too late with that category about fake Irish people, and I’m sure the players would like to tell them to stick that “Mel O’Drama” clue right up their O’Behinds.
DD1 – Who was Buchanan?
DD2 – What is the decimal system?
DD3 – Who was Kellogg?
FJ – What is “I shall return”?