Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Apr. 30

Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Apr. 30 – Please welcome today’s contestants:

– Libby, a marketing writer from Washington state, has been in six bands at rock-and-roll camp;
– Jason, a financial risk consultant from Georgia, rode the USA’s fastest roller coaster; and
– James, a professional sports gambler from Nevada, whose daughter loves how a llama spit on papa. James is a 18-day champ with winnings of $1,329,604.

James ran the bottom row to open the game, scored on all three DDs and was as dominant as ever, leading into FJ with $56,726 vs. $7,400 for Libby and $6,400 for Jason.

DD1 (video), $1,000 – BROOKLYN – The edifice built as Brooklyn City Hall reflecting Brooklyn’s status within New York City (on the first clue of the game, James won the window maximum of $1,000)

DD2, $1,200 – LESSER-KNOWN NAMES – It was philosopher Herbert Spencer, not Darwin, who coined this 4-word phrase that sums up natural selection (James won $11,914 from his total of $19,400.)

DD3, $1,600 – STAGE CRAFT – Captain Corcoran is in command of this Gilbert & Sullivan title ship (James won $9,812 from his score of $36,114.)

FJ – EUROPEAN CITIES – Founded, according to tradition, in 11 B.C., this former capital lies halfway between Paris & Berlin

James was the only player to be correct on FJ, adding $40,000 to win with $96,729 for a 19-day total of $1,426,330.

Triple Stumper of the day: The players didn’t know the kind of “bombs” by which unsubtle red wines are referred are fruit bombs.

Judging the audience: The crowd gets a “boo hiss” for not applauding James running the $1,000 clues to start round one.

This day in Trebekistan: For someone who has almost certainly never heard it, Alex was really getting into “Super Bass”.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What is Borough Hall?
DD2 – What is “survival of the fittest”?
DD3 – What is “H.M.S. Pinafore?”
FJ – What is Bonn?