Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Oct. 29

Please welcome today’s contestants:

– Anthony, a plumber from Massachusetts, would not be “killed” in many languages;
– Kari, a mom from California, whose family members have been on many non-J! game shows; and
– Steve, a playwright from Kentucky, used to do it with his wife twice a week before they had a kid…karaoke, that is. Steve is a one-day champ with winnings of $21,201.

Shopping for DD3 paid off for Steve when he hit back-to-back DDs to take command into FJ with $22,000 vs, $16,400 for Anthony and $6,000 for Kari.

DD1, $800 – TONS OF FUN – 3,500 years old and weighing 220 tons, one of NYC’s oldest artifacts is the Central Park obelisk known as her needle (Anthony added $3,000 to his leading total of $6,200.)

DD2, $2,000 – GRANT – Grant said, “I do not think there was ever a more wicked war than” this one, the first in which he fought (Steve won $6,000 to take the lead with $19,400 vs. $14,400 for Anthony.)

DD3, $2,000 – AMERICAN GOTHIC – This Southern Gothic O’author wrote her novel “Wise Blood” about a preacher in the church without Christ (On the next clue after the previous DD, Steve picked up $3,000 to improve to $22,400.)

FJ – 1950s CINEMA – Objects of attention in this suspenseful film include a digging dog, a scantily clad dancer & a possible murderer

Steve and Anthony were correct on FJ, with Steve adding $10,801 to win with $32,801 for a two-day total of $54,002.

Musical miscues: No one knew the “Star-Spangled Banner” phrase that was used as a song title by The Killers is “Land of the Free”, and the players couldn’t identify a photo of rocker Trent Reznor.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – Who was Cleopatra?
DD2 – What is the Mexican-American War?
DD3 – Who was O’Connor?
FJ – What is “Rear Window”?