Let's hope Justin Bernbach can become a five-time champion tonight against:
Stephen Stiegel (Elon, NC)- High school English teacher and a fan of "Saturday Night Live"
Allison Lesh (Eugene, OR)- Attorney
Tonight's opening subjects:
FIRST FEMALE LEADERS (the country must be given)
ROLLING STONES' 100 GREATEST SINGERS
STATES' GEOGRAPHIC CENTERS
A SNEEZY CATEGORY
Just before the first timeout, Bernbach uncovers the Daily Double under the $600 States' Geographic Centers clue with $2,200; Stiegel has $1,400 while Lesh is at $200 (she was once in the hole early on, BTW). His wager is a grand on this clue:
In Avoyelles Parish, 3 miles southeast of Marksville.
"What is Louisiana?"...is right for $3,200! At the end of the round, he's at six grand while Stiegel now trails him by just $200; Lesh's now at $3,600.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $600
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,800
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $2,400
ASK ALEX: Alex is married to a woman named Jean; they have a 18-year-old son named Matthew and a 15-year-old daughter named Emily.
FILL IN THE DICKENS TITLE
THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
IT HAS TO END WITH "U"
Bernbach starts off this round with a correct response on the first clue in Fill in the Dickens Title before finding the first DD under the $800 clue. Of his $6,400, he wagers $2,200. To add on to his lead or lose it, here's the clue:
"What is The Mystery of Edwin Drood?"...is right to stay in the lead for now with $8,600! In the second half of the round, Lesh finds the other DD under the $1,600 It Has To End With "U" clue with $8,400. She leads Stiegel by $3,000 for second while Bernbach's leading total is now $12,200. Her wager is three grand on the following:
Oh, you're going to take this obnoxiously pious hyphenated 3-word attitude with me, are you?
She blanks out, so she falls to a tie for second. Correct: What is Holier Than Thou? The next selected clue, the $2,000 clue in the same category, has a ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE. First, the clue:
The U.S. state capitals that fit the category.
Stiegel rings in with "What are Honolulu and...I should've read the two?". LOL! He drops to $3,400 and last place as a result. The champ then steals it with "What are Honolulu and Juneau?" to move to $14,200.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4,000
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4,800
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $8,800
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
FJ! CATEGORY: Big Countries.
Forbes Magazine uses "BRIC", an acronym for these four large nations advancing in economic power.
Stephen Stiegel only comes up with three- Britain, India & China, costing him five grand and finishing him up at $400. Allison Lesh wrote down "What are Britain, Russia, India, China"...NO ON ONE OF THEM. Her wager was $9,250, meaning she falls to $150 and will leave with $1,000. Mr. Bernbach wrote down Brazil in the place of Britain...HE GOT EM' ALL, MEANING HE'S THE SEASON'S FOURTH FIVE-TIME CHAMPION WITH $18,801 TONIGHT AND $107,001 OVERALL!!!