Friday, February 15, 2013

"Jeopardy!" 2/15

PLAYING THIS EVENING: David Gard, Monica Thieu & Jason Keller (who won a $25 crossword tournament shortly after receiving his returning champion winnings check from the program)

Basic Topics:
PORTU-GALS & GUYS
GENETICS
3 Ls
TONY-WINNING MUSICALS IN OTHER WORDS
AN IMPORTANT QUESTION
WHO WANTS A SANDWICH?

Jason hasn't been showing some rust yet at halftime, because he's sitting pretty w/ $4,600 to Monica's $1,800 & David's $1,400 (& Monica even does the latest promo for the next College Online Test; in case you don't know, she's the youngest College Champion in the history of this show). Right after the ads, Monica snags the DD right from the $600 Genetics answer. For 36 bills or none, here's the clue:

In 1986, the U.S. issued the first patent on a plant produced through genetic engineering, a hybrid of this grain.

"What is weed?"...I'm sorry, it was corn. However, she's right on that category's remaining two clues to make a quick full recovery from that incorrect response. As this rd. closes down, she's dropped to $1,400 & will start the next rd. of gameplay; David has $2,400 & Jason's deeper in LGT w/ $8,800.

SOLE TS OF THE ROUND (& attempted at the very end): $1K (An Important Question)

DJ! Board is Next:
NAME THE COMPOSER (video clues read by Maverick Classical pianist Gilles Apap)
WHO'S YOUR MAMA?
AMERICAN HISTORY
LAKES
NATURAL SYMBOLS
LET'S MAKE THEM SCOTTISH (each right response starts w/ MAC)

Right after the first Lakes clue, David goes DDH by jumping to its $1,200 square...but Jason takes one away from him at the $1,600 spot & he's hit $10K on the head; David currently has four. Jason wagers David's current score:

To create this lake in the 1960s, historical ruins such as Abu Simbel were moved to higher ground.

He seems positive by responding "What is Lake Nasser?"...& that's $14K! Then Jason goes DDH himself...& he got 'em both in this DJ! R, this one from the center American History clue; that guy's currently on $17,600, Monica's a distant second place w/ $3K & David's got two. The gamble this time's $5,400:

In a 1779 battle in the North Sea, he captured The Serapis, a British man-of-war.

"Who is John Paul Jones?"...another confident look must mean Jason's up to 23 G's!

ATTEMPTED LT: $3,600
UNATTEMPTED LT: $6K
TOTAL DJ! LT: $9,600

Pre-FJ! Scores:
Jason: $28,200 (LG!)
Monica: $9,800
David: $2,400

CORYAT SCORES:
Jason: $21,600

Monica: $11,600
David: $2,400

FJ! CATEGORY: Famous Women.

Her 1886 obituary in a MA paper said "Very few in the village, except among the older inhabitants, knew..." her "...personally".

DAVID: NIL ($2,300) = $100
MONICA: "WHO WAS Emily Dickinson?" ($1,200) = $11K
JASON: "Who was Dickinson?" (ZERO)


WC LEADERBOARD:
1. Jason S.- $14K
2. Stephanie- $13K
3. David M.- $11,600
4. Monica- $11K

1 comment:

Andy Saunders said...

Not sure which Jeopardy! game you were watching, but in the one I was watching, David had no part in Daily Double hunting -- in fact, Jason did all the hunting while David made a concerted effort to avoid the practice.