Friday, July 06, 2012

"Jeopardy!" 7/6

PLAYERS:
Susan Cohen (Belmont, MA)- An Arts administrator who turned down a prior appearance on the show because she didn't have anything good to share about herself
Henry Doering (Palm Springs)- Retired public defender
CHAMP: Stephanie Fontaine (whose one-day cash winnings total $12,700)

Friday's Opening Fare:

STARTING WORDS
E BAY
DECONSTRUCTING THE NURSERY RHYME
THE WEBS OF WEBSITES
ICE CREAM
JIMMY'S ON TOP

The first Starting Words comprise a Triple Stumper, but the second ones give Stephanie a Daily Double by default. She makes this clue worth $800:

To begin a process, or to admit a pledge into a college fraternity.


"What is rush?" will put her in the red for now; that's to initiate. At break, Susan has the early lead by $1K over both her opponents w/ $2,200. Time expires before either the $600 or $800 Deconstructing the Nursery Rhymes clues can be seen.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH:
$2K
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1K
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $3K

After The Round:

Stephanie: $3,200
Henry!: $1,800
Susan: $3,600

Next Lit on the Topic Board:

NEWS OF THE 2010s
SUB TITLES
CITY MUSEUMS
COLOR TV
RHYME QUICK
IF IT AIN'T BAROQUE...

Henry's ended the News of the 2010s w/ a DD & him in Lock Game Territory at $10,600; he leads each lady by $6,600. He goes for this answer's face value:

In January '12, this Mideastern President vowed "an iron hand" against protests.


"Who is Gadhafi?"...but it's Asad, so down he goes to $8,600. Susan has grabbed the last one of the week under the $1,600 Baroque spot (the first two clues there were TSes) w/ $6,800; Stephanie's $1,200 ahead of her for second place & Henry has $11,400. Susan also places a $2K wager:

Edward Hopper captured the isolation of urban life in this 1942 masterpiece depicting a diner that's open late.


"What is 'The Night Hawks'?"...$8,800 is now where she's at.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH:
$2,800
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2,400
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $5,200

Heading into Fri.'s Final:

Women: $11,200 each
Henry!: $9,400

CORYAT SCORES:

Stephanie: $12K
Henry: $11,400
Susan: $10,800

FJ! CATEGORY:
Opera Characters.


In a play subtitle, she's called "The Chinese Spinhx"; in a later opera, her suitor calls her "Principessa Di Morte".

Henry runs out of time before completing "What is Aida?", which is incorrect anyway & costs him five big ones. Susan did complete "Who was Cleopatra?"...also costs her $5K. Did she do the right thing by not going for the doubler in the end...NO, Stephanie's final Q of "Who is Turandot?" wins her the $22,400! That makes her two-time total $35,100.


EPISODE RATING: 7

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