Jeopardy! recap for Wed., May 1 – Let’s meet today’s contestants:
– Imar, a business systems analyst from Florida, is a fan of bad movies such as “The Room”;
– Kate, a realtor-mom from Pennsylvania, whose mother was on the show in 1991; and
– James, a professional sports gambler from Nevada, whose daughter enjoys dangerous playgrounds in other countries. James is a 19-day champ with winnings of $1,426,330.
You know the drill by now: James scored on all three DDs and cruised into FJ with $60,898 vs. $8,200 for Imar and $4,200 for Kate.
DD1, $1,000 – VAMPIRE-POURRI – The producer of this 1922 German silent film was accused of ripping off Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula” (James went all-in for $4,600 and was correct.)
DD2, $1,200 – 21ST CENTURY LEADERS – He was President of France after Chirac and before Hollande (James won a “Vegas strong” $10,117 from his total of $20,600.)
DD3, $800 – ONE “L” OF A DRUG – The carbonate form of this is used to treat bipolar disorders (James won $11,381 from his score of $39,917.)
FJ – THE KING JAMES BIBLE – Of the 4 riders mentioned in Revelation 6, only this one is explicitly named
Everyone was correct on FJ, with James adding $40,784 to win with $101,682 for a 20-day total of $1,528,012. James is now tied with Julia Collins for the second-longest winning streak in show history.
Triple Stumpers of the day: The players didn’t recognize a photo of an aardvark, know the three “i” word for a country’s formal approval of a treaty is ratification, or that Jell-O used to be made by General Foods.
Judging the writers: They weren’t making an editorial comment with the FJ category, as the game was written long before the arrival of King James.
DD1 – What is “Nosferatu”?
DD2 – Who is Sarkozy?
DD3 – What is Lithium?
FJ – Who is Death?