Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"Jeopardy!" 7/24

PLAYERS:
Prudence Plunkett (Wasilla, AK)- A librarian whose dog Maggie ate most of her car's seating one time)
Zack Knowles (Baltimore, MD)- Secretary
CHAMP: Andy Baggarly (whose two-day cash winnings total $40,001; he was a former Milwaukee Brewers sausage racer)

Tuesday's Topics to Get Going:

SPACE FIRSTS (speaking of that, Sally Ride died Monday of pancreatic cancer at 61; she was the first woman in space)
THE RISE OF THE MOVIES
WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?
DOUBLE-LETTER WORDS
BABY NAMES

ANAGRAMMED 21st CENTURY LEADERS

Andy's six bills over Zack, $2,600-$2K, followed by Prudence at $1,200. Prudence finds out that the $800 Double-Letter Word has the Daily Double assigned to it w/ her at $2,400; Zack's at $2,200 & Andy's still in first place at $3,200. She goes for the tie on this answer:

The Germans call Brussels Sprouts "rosenkohl", literally "rose" this.


"What are pebbles?"...that qualifies, but that's incorrect; it's cabbage. The round ends before the conclusion of The Rise of the Movies, but she's back up to $2,800; Andy's in second for now w/ $3,200 & Zack leads the titleholder by $1,400.
 
LACH TRASH (all unattempted):
$3K
 
Double J! Listings:

OLD WEST LITERATURE
ALBUM COVER ART
NAUTICAL TALK
ARGENTINA
NOTABLE NAMES
SPELLED LIKE A PLACE

Andy starts w/ a right response on the first bit of Nautical Talk & then digs up a Video DD two clues later. He risks $1,400 of his $3,600 in his attempt to get back in the lead courtesy of this clue from Jimmy Maguire:

In the age of sail, each country had its own cut, or style, of these triangular sails that enhanced the steering abilities of large ships.


"What is the jib?"...that's $5K. Andy does use the High School Strategy w/ the right category of Notable Names (there's less than a minute left in this round of play)...& the $1,600 screen delivers him the last DD of the game w/ $6,600; he's $3,400 ahead of Prudence for second & $3,600 out of the lead. Andy makes a $4K gamble, so this game could be over if he misses this:

Mark Twain published this man's memoirs in 1885 & called them "...the best of any General's since Caesar".


"Who is (Ulysses S.) Grant?"...got him! No time for the last three Old West Literature answers.
 
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH:
$5,200
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $8,400
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $13,600

Scores After DJ!:

Andy: $10,600
Zack: $10,200
Prudence: $3,200

CORYAT SCORES:

Andy: $8K
Zack: $10,200
Prudence: $4K


FINAL J! SUBJECT:
'80s Sitcom Characters.


Creator David Goldberg wrote this Republican character as unsympathetic, but the actor made him lovable. 

Prudence's got "Who (was) Alex from 'Family Ties'"...NOT ACCEPTABLE & SHE LOSES EVERYTHING. Zack totally misses the mark w/ "Who is Michael J. Fox"...& ALSO BUSTS, so both challengers will likely leave w/ $2K each. For another $20,401 or just an extra $799, Andy's final Q this evening was "Who is Alex Keaton?"...YES! That puts him in ToC contention w/ a three-day total of $60,402.


EPISODE RATING: 7

3 comments:

Geoff in Bellevue said...

Why do you suppose Alex from Family ties was not accepted?

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mcbriderb said...

They can be picky at times when looking for full names instead of just the first or last names of people or characters.