Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Apr. 11

Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Apr. 11 – Today’s contestants are:

– Lewis, an attorney from Utah, was a chauffeur for a wolf;
– Stephanie, an editor from New York, volunteers for a women’s hockey team; and
– James, a professional sports gambler from Nevada, got a perm using his mom’s 2-for-1 coupon. James is a five-day champ with winnings of $298,687 (6th all-time in regular games).

James had strong competition here, with most of the difference coming from his wagers and correct responses to both DDs in DJ. It was good enough to secure James another runaway at $30,200 vs. $13,000 for Lewis and $11,000 for Stephanie.

DD1, $400 – IDIOMS – Management consultant Marilyn Loden says she coined this phrase for a barrier to female success in 1978 (Stephanie won $2,200)

DD2 (video), $2,000 – AROUND THE INDIAN OCEAN – In 1497, this man sailed around Africa and with the help of a pilot crossed the Indian Ocean and reached India (James shoved all-in for $9,800 and was correct.)

DD3, $800 – AMERICAN POETRY – Despite his name, he holds with “those who favor fire” for how “the world will end” (James was more cautious here, winning $5,000 from his score of $22,400.)

FJ – CELEBRITIES – This inductee into the Video Hall of Fame sold 17 million copies of a videocassette she released in 1982

Only Lewis was correct on FJ, with James dropping $3,010 to win with $27,190 for a six-day total of $325,877.

Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew that grunters and croakers you might find in the Maldives are fish.

Strategy corner: With one DD remaining late in DJ, James cleverly surmised that it wouldn’t be located in the oddball “Emergency Generator” category, instead going for an upper-row clue in American Poetry. Given that he missed FJ and Lewis was correct, this move might have won the game for James.

This day in Trebekistan: In the Bob’s Burgers category, for “_____ was a rolling stone burger”, Alex might have unintentionally misled the players by referring to the missing word (Papaya) as “he” rather than “it” or simply “blank”.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What is the glass ceiling?
DD2 – Who was Vasco da Gama?
DD3 – Who was Frost?
FJ – Who is Jane Fonda?