Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Oct. 17

Today’s contestants are:

– Daryn, a clinical representative from Nevada, played poker in Las Vegas but doesn’t know James;
– Laura, a librarian from Washington state, “stole” her neighbor’s hungry cat; and
– Ed, a retiree from New York, has a rescue cat but importantly remembered to also mention his wife. Ed is a two-day champ with winnings of $73,600.

Daryn went on a strong run in the back half of DJ and champ Ed suffered a costly score reversal, resulting in a runaway for Daryn at $17,200 vs. $8,000 for Ed and $5,000 for Laura.

DD1, $1,000 – THE NONFICTION BOOK’S TITLE – Made into a Jennifer Aniston movie: “The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys” (Laura lost the table limit of $1,000.)

DD2, $800 – LANGUAGE ISOLATES – Written in cuneiform in Ur, this oldest written language was an isolate (Ed lost $2,800 on a true DD.)

DD3 (video), $1,200 – SELF-PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST – Here’s this Flemish artist with his trademark beard (Note: the face had a growth of both a mustache and goatee with all hair on the cheeks shaved. Immediately after $4,000 was deducted from his score on a reversal, leaving him with $400, Ed won the window maximum of $2,000.)

FJ – MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS – The soundtrack of this 2018 film has “Material Girl” & “Money (That’s What I Want)” in Chinese & English

Everyone was correct on FJ, with Daryn adding $1,000 to win with $18,200.

No harm no foul: All three players lost money by committing the cardinal sin of not knowing Canadian geography, unaware that the province with an eastern border with Alberta is British Columbia.

How quickly they forget dept.: No one knew the President’s ex-lawyer sentenced to 3 years in prison in 2018 is Michael Cohen.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What is “He’s Just Not That Into You”?
DD2 – What is Sumerian?
DD3 – Who was van Dyck?
FJ – What is “Crazy Rich Asians”?