Jeopardy! recap for Tue., May 28 – Please welcome today’s contestants:
– Sara, a stay-at-home mom from Michigan, scared Alex with her world domination plans;
– Jim-Bob, a therapeutic humorist from West Virginia, is part of an improv troupe; and
– James, a professional sports gambler from Nevada, had to get oven mitts when he worked on his car. James is a 28-day champ with winnings of $2,195,557.
James was denied the first two DDs, but when he hit DD3 the rout was officially on, with the champ leading into FJ with $41,381 vs. $11,600 for Sara and $8,400 for Jim-Bob.
DD1, $800 – EASTERN SEABOARD – White House hopefuls visit the Red Arrow Diner in this New Hampshire city that’s on the Merrimack River (Jim-Bob won $1,000 on a true DD.)
DD2, $1,600 – “B” SPOKE SHAKESPEARE – She complains to the shrewish Kate, “Sister, content you in my discontent” (Sara doubled her score of $3,000.)
DD3, $2,000 – 1950s PEOPLE – In 1954 he ran unopposed for president of Cuba (James won $11,381 from his total of $16,400.)
FJ – ANIMATED CHARACTERS – This cartoon character was based on a character in the educational comic “The Intertidal Zone”
James and Sara were correct on FJ, with the champ adding $18,000 to win with $59,381 for a 29-day total of $2,254,938.
Backyard blunders: The only category that slowed the players down was “In the Backyard”, in which they were stumped on clues about pergola and Sunbrella.
This day in Jamestown: Based on his surprised reaction, it seems James was unaware that Terry Bradshaw had a 1976 hit with “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, reaching no. 20 on the country chart and no. 91 on the Hot 100.
DD1 – What is Manchester?
DD2 – Who is Bianca?
DD3 – Who was Batista?
FJ – Who is Spongebob Squarepants?