Thursday, June 21, 2012

"Jeopardy!" 6/21

PLAYERS:
Margaret Swanson (Somerville, MA)- Graduate student of Architecture
Lukas Sherman (Portland, OR)- Substitute teacher
CHAMP: David Menchaca (whose five-day cash winnings total $115,503)

Thursday's Topics To Start:

SIGNS & SYMBOLS
TV & MOVIE CARS
LIBROS POR NINOS
"M.E."
WORD PUZZLES
THE JOY OF SECTS

David's currently in the driver's seat at the TV timeout w/ $5,200, compared to Margaret's $1,400 & Lukas' C-note. Then, it's Daily Double time for Lukas (w/ 11 clues to go in the round after this) courtesy of the $800 "M.E." w/ double that face value; Margaret has $1,800 & David's added $1K to his pre-break Lock Game Territory-quality score. Lukas goes for the $3,200 doubler on this:

It differs from other slithery sea dwellers in that it usually lacks pectoral fins.

"What is a moray eel?"...yes. When the board's finished, he's upped his total to $4,600; Margaret gets the third-place advantage w/ $3,600 & Dave's at the $7K level.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $600 (Word Puzzles)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,800
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $2,400

Double J! Board:

THE BAND'S 10TH TOP 40 HIT
ON YOUR MARKS
HELICOPTERS
IN THE DICTIONARY
BAD ENDINGS FOR WRITERS
THE JOY OF INSECTS

Just after moving back into first, David's selection of the $1,600 Bad Ending for Writers w/ $9,800 is a good thing, because it holds one of the round's two DDs; Lukas' $400 behind him & Margaret's just hanging in there at four thou. The current kingpin wagers two big ones:

This courtier & author of a History of the World was executed at The Tower of London in 1618.


"Who is..Sir Thomas Moore?"...incorrect- it was Sir Walter Raleigh & he's back in second w/ $7,800. And On Your Marks, Alex- get ready to read Lukas his other DD answer of this game attached to its $1,600 clue while he has $13,400. David's $2,800 ahead of him & Margaret's still hanging by a thread, now at $6K. Lucas' bet this go-round will be Margaret's current bank, so if he misses the following, Dave could be back in the home free position:

In 2005, this former FBI deputy director revealed he was "Deep Throat".

"Who is Mark Felt?" is the man for a new leading sum of $19,400!

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $800 (Helicopters)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4,400
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $5,200

Heading into the Final:

David: $17,400
Lukas: $21,400
Margaret: $6K

CORYAT SCORES:

David: $19,400
Lukas: $16,200
Margaret: $6K

FJ! CATEGORY:
UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


Listed in 1983, this complex finished c. 1650 features inlaid semiprecious stones & Arabic geography.

MARGARET:

Response: "What is the Alhambr..." (she was going for The Alhambra in Spain, which is wrong anyway)
Wager: $2,001
Final score: $3,999


Dave Menchaca had "What is the Kabaa?"...THAT WILL COST HIM $17,358 & HIS TITLE; he leaves w/ $116,503. Lukas Sherman wrote "What is the Haggia Sophia?"...BUT IT WAS THE TAJ MAHAL & HE LOSES $18K & THE GAME, so Margaret steals one. OUCH.


EPISODE RATING: 3

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Arabic calligraphy.