Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Apr. 8 – Here are today’s contestants:
– Matthew, a podcast host from Washington state, wrote a book about Japanese food for Americans that was more popular in Japan;
– Maryanne, an accounting professor from New Mexico, met her husband on a “semi-blind date”; and
– James, a professional sports gambler from Nevada, got rescued in Death Valley. James is a two-day champ with winnings of $82,606.
Matthew doubled up on DD1 and led with a score of $10,000 after round one. But then James turned out the lights by winning over $18,000 on the DDs in DJ on his way to a runaway with $43,815 vs. $17,600 for Matthew and $6,000 for Maryanne.
DD1, $600 – GET YOUR KICKS – The history of these New York City high kickers began with a troupe founded in St. Louis (Matthew won $4,800 on a true DD.)
DD2, $1,200 – EMPIRES & DYNASTIES – Rulers of this empire included Darius I & his son Xerxes I (James shoved all-in for $10,000 while in a tie for the lead with Matthew.)
DD3, $2,000 – THEATRE – Act 1 of this autobiographical Eugene O’Neill drama begins at 8:30 a.m.; Act 4 begins at midnight (James won $8,615)
FJ – HOLLYWOOD HISTORY – On June 6, 2018, the Chinese Theater dimmed its lights to honor Jerry Maren, who lived to the greatest age of any of this 1939 group
James and Maryanne were correct on FJ, with James adding $7,030 to win with $50,845 for an astonishing three-day total of $133,451.
That’s before our time: No one remembered that a 1966 auto safety bill mandated rupture-resistant fuel tanks.
Judging the writers: Wonder why pro sports bettor James missed the clue about the extra point in the NFL? Because it referred to “the spot for this kind of kick” being the 15-yard line, which is a bit confusing because that’s the spot from which the ball is snapped, not the placement of the kick.
This day in Trebekistan: At the tail end of his opening remarks, Alex seemed to morph into Patrick Stewart.
DD1 – Who are the Rockettes?
DD2 – What is Persia?
DD3 – What is “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”?
FJ – Who are the Munchkins?