Please welcome today’s contestants:
– Valerie, an office manager from New York, keeps her British accent for marketing purposes;
– Sean, a chief technologist from North Carolina, mastered the “Elsa flourish”; and
– Jason, a math teacher from New Mexico, is one of “Albuquerque’s hottest singles” in the “nerdy” category. Jason is a seven-day champ with winnings of $166,500.
Champ Jason was correct on all three DDs and was sharp on the buzzer on some easy clues at the end to secure a runaway at $25,300 vs. $12,200 for Valerie and $6,600 for Sean.
DD1, $1,000 – 36 TIMES THE FUN – A famous series of prints by the Japanese artist Hokusai is called the “36 Views of” this landmark (Despite announcing his wager as “Let’s lose $1,000”, Jason added that amount to his score of $1,800.)
DD2, $1,600 – THE 20TH CENTURY – In the 1930s Mustafa Kemal made Kemal his first name and took this last name (Jason won $5,000 from his total of $12,600.)
DD3, $2,000 – PIG ENGLISH – Completes a quote from Matthew 7:6: “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your…” (Jason won $2,500 from his score of $20,800.)
FJ – 1960s TV HISTORY – The 1967 finale of “The Fugitive” drew in 78 million viewers, surpassing the 73 million who tuned into this show on Sunday, February 9, 1964
Jason and Valerie were correct on FJ, with Jason adding $300 to win with $25,600 for a eight-day total of $192,100.
Triple Stumper of the day: In a category about “ing” movies, no one guessed the 1981 title that’s a noise made by a werewolf, “The Howling”.
No Harm No Foul: Everyone took an incorrect guess on the pig-related word a boxer might do in the ring (“sweat”).
This day in Trebekistan: Alex informed Jason’s opponents that he’s using the James strategy of clue selection from the bottom of the board. That it’s now being used by another hugely successful champ should be one more nail in the coffin of the traditional “top down” approach.
DD1 – What is Mt. Fuji?
DD2 – What is Ataturk?
DD3 – What is “pearls before swine’?
FJ – What is The Ed Sullivan Show? (“Toast of the Town” would also have been acceptable.)