Monday, July 09, 2012

"Jeopardy!" 7/9

PLAYERS:
Kelly Regan (Philadelphia)- Editorial director
Christy Gibson (Issaquah, WA)- Family medicine physician
CHAMP: Stephanie Fontaine (whose two-day cash winnings total $35,100)

Monday Night's First Categories:

LATIN LOVERS NEEDED
AIRLINES
U.S. OLYMPIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES (each clue's looking for the sport)
ALSO A BEVERAGE
VICE-PRESIDENTS
SEAS OF THE WORLD

Kelly's leading after the first half w/ $2,200 to $800 each for the rest. Not long after, Stephanie finds the only Daily Double on the board under the $400 V-P answer & wagers her current bank on this clue:

He was the last Democratic V-P to become President.


(Harry) Truman was incorrect; he was LBJ. After time runs out on the last four Latin Lovers Needed, she'll begin Double Jeopardy! $200 in the hole, while Christy's $800 on the good side & Kelly's in Lock Game Territory for now at $4,400.

BERT CONVY ERROR:
$200 (Also a Beverage; the subject was Coke)
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,200
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4K
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $5,200

DJ! Topics:

KNIGHT TIME
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
RACHEL
LIFE OF PI
THAT CHARACTER HAS AUTHOR!
"M-S" WORD (each right response starts w/ M & ends w/ S)

Once Kelly gets the round going by inching to $4,800, Stephanie takes another DD away from her by choosing the $1,200 Musical Instruments screen. Once again, the champ makes it a true one, this time for $1,200, on this:

Appropriately, the song "Back in the U.S.S.R." mentions this Russian instrument.


"What is a balalaika?"...correct. And she completes the DD Sweep w/ the $1,600 Life of Pi answer & $9,200; she has a $1,600 lead over Kelly, but Christy's $1,200 in the red. Stephanie now risks the $1,200:

Eureka! Around 250 B.C., this sage of Syracuse estimated Pi at around 22/7.


"Who is Pythagoras?"...good guess, but it was Archimedes. The timer runs out just before the end of Knight Time, but not a moment too soon for Christy- SHE'S $6,400 IN DDDD, A NEW ALL-TIME WORST FOR "J!", & HAS BUSTED OUT FOR $1K.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS OF THE ROUND:
$2K (Musical Instruments)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $6K
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $8K
 
At Head's Up:

Stephanie: $14,400
Kelly: $8,800

CORYAT SCORES:

Stephanie: $17K
Christy: -$6,400
Kelly: $8,800

FINAL J! SUBJECT:
Nobel Prize-Winning Scientists.


1910 winner Albrecht Kossel studied a new material in the control center of cells; today, we know it as this.

KELLY:
Response: "What is nuclear physics"

Wager: $7K
Final score: $1,800 (she'll leave w/ $200 more than that)


STEPHANIE:
Response: "What is DNA"
Wager: $5K
Retains w/: $19,400


That puts Steph in the ToC mix for the time being w/ $54.5K.


EPISODE RATING: 6

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