The Rise Of The Baggarly

Hello, Jeopardy! fans! Blogger Andy back with the recap of Tuesday’s game.

The challengers for Andy Baggarly: Prudence Plunkett (from the land of Palin – Wasilla, Alaska) and Zack Knowles.



I bet my co-blogger’s not-so-secretly hoping that another player doesn’t pass Beau in the Tournament of Champions standings, but we’ll see what happens today!

Even Alex commented on Wasilla at the start of the show!

J! round categories: SPACE FIRSTS, THE RISE OF THE MOVIES, WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?, DOUBLE-LETTER WORDS, BABY NAMES, ANAGRAMMED 21ST CENTURY LEADERS

It was a reasonably nondescript opening 15, though there were some early Triple Stumpers in ANAGRAMMED 21ST CENTURY LEADERS, the final two making it rather difficult to actually confirm the scores at the first break! Those scores were:

Andy $2,600
Zach $2,000
Prudence $1,200

Those Triple Stumpers:

$600: Italy: Billion Sour Vices
$800: The United Kingdom: Wrong Orb Nod
$1000: Canada: Sharpen The Rep

It was Prudence that got to the first Daily Double, under DOUBLE-LETTER WORDS $800. The scores:

Andy $3,200
Prudence $2,400
Zach $2,200

She bet clue value, which would tie her for the lead if correct. Her clue: The Germans call Brussels sprouts “Rosenkohl”, literally “rose” this. Her incorrect response, likely forgetting what Brussels sprouts are similar to, dropped her to $1,600.

Another surprising Triple Stumper (BABY NAMES $400): Among the most popular twin names for girls are these 2 that form a trio with Charity

Andy seemed to get in a bunch, but had a few negs which kept his score deflated in this round. At the end of the J! round, your scores were:

Zack $4,600
Andy $3,200
Prudence $2,800

DJ! round categories: OLD WEST LITERATURE, ALBUM COVER ART, NAUTICAL TALK, ARGENTINA, NOTABLE NAMES, and SPELLED LIKE A PLACE

The first Daily Double came early this round, and Andy got to it. Under NAUTICAL TALK $1,200, your scores were:

Zack $4,600
Andy $3,600
Prudence $2,800

His bet was $1,400. His clue, presented by Jimmy: 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. It took him awhile, but his correct response brought him to $5,000.

Zack seemed to have the best luck in getting in through the middle of the round, but it was Andy again who saw the game’s last Daily Double, under NOTABLE NAMES $1600.

Running out of time, your scores:

Zack $10,200
Andy $6,600
Prudence $3,200

I like one of two bets here. The first being exactly $1,500, the second being anything above $3,600. Andy took the latter route, betting $4,000. His clue: Mark Twain published this man’s memoirs in 1885 & called them “the best of any general’s since Caesar”. Andy’s correct response jumped him back into the lead. One final Triple Stumper brought the round to a close with the following scores:

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

FJ! category: 80s SITCOM CHARACTERS

FJ! clue: Creator Gary David Goldberg wrote this Republican character as unsympathetic, but the actor made him lovable

Prudence $3,200 – $3,200 = $0
Zack $10,200 – $10,200 = 0
Andy $10,600 + $9,801 = $20,401

Having given “character” and “show”, I would have been very hard-pressed to not give credit for Prudence’s answer at my pub quizzes, to be honest; after all, she did name the correct character and correct show, in my opinion. I’m glad that it didn’t matter in the overall outcome of the game, as if it had cost Prudence the game, it might have left a sour taste in my mouth there.

Tournament of Champions update:

1. Monica Thieu $100,000 (College Champion)
2. Patrick Quinn $100,000 (Teacher’s Champion)
3. Jason Keller $213,900 (9 wins)
4. Joel Pool $116,800 (6 wins)
5. Dave Leach $98,054 (6 wins)
6. David Menchaca $115,503 (5 wins)
7. David Gard $84,700 (4 wins)
8. Dan McShane $62,001 (4 wins)
9. Patrick Morrison $80,701 (3 wins)
10. Francis Lansangan $78,401 (3 wins)
11. Matt Samberg $61,402 (3 wins)
12. Andy Baggarly $60,402 (3 wins)
13. Stephanie Fontaine $54,500 (3 wins)
14. Joey Falco $53,999 (3 wins)
15. Beau Henson $51,203 (3 wins)

16. Margaret Swanson $48,000 (3 wins)
17. Claudia Gray $45,202 (3 wins)
18. Dan Adkison $37,400 (3 wins)
19. Jacob Silverman $35,998 (3 wins)
20. Jessamine Price $26,803 (3 wins)

I’ll be back with tomorrow’s recap, see you then!

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