Frank was the Fourth

GameRecap

Andy here with the recap from Thursday!

Your challengers: Carrie Delapena and Jesse Henning — Bill Cossen won $31,801 over his first two days!

J! round categories:
EXPLORERS’ NATIONALITIES
IT WAS THE ’80s
GEMS
FAIRY TALES
IT’S BUT A CONJUNCTION
MOVIE COMEDIES

This game opened up much nicer than most so far this season — though it was Bill and Jesse who rang in every time! Scores after 15:

Jesse $2,800
Bill $1,400
Carrie $0

Carrie is a stay-at-home mother who also home schools her three children!

The formerly exploding globe of the Jeopardy! opening gave Bill a phobia of the Jeopardy! theme when he was younger! Oops…

Coming out of the break, Carrie got in on a clue, and Jesse found the Daily Double under FAIRY TALES $600! Scores were:

Jesse $4,200
Bill $1,400
Carrie $200

Jesse bet $1,200. His clue: At the beginning of the story, the title character of this 1837 Andersen fairy tale has no feet. His correct response put him at $5,200!

I really liked Jesse’s enthusiasm during this game!

The CONJUCTION category gave our contestants some difficulty! Carrie did well to “STAY CLAM” at times and avoid the negs! At the end of 30, the scores were:

Jesse $5,000
Carrie $2,800
Bill $2,200

DJ! Round categories:
BORN INSIDE THE BELTWAY
TV HANGOUTS
BIG BUILDING OF THE CITY
RUNNING THE MAGAZINE
“ZA”
SCIENCE OF THE SKIES (from NASA’s Glenn Research Centre)

BIG BUILDING OF THE CITY $1200 had the first Daily Double. Coming about two thirds of the way through the round, Bill had found enough buzzer mojo to build up a bit of a lead before finding it! Scores:

Bill $12,600
Jesse $8,200
Carrie $4,000

Bill bet $2,000. His clue: Heritage Plaza (formerly Texaco Heritage Plaza). His correct response put him at $14,600!

I would have put money on SCIENCE OF THE SKIES having the last Daily Double, with it being a video category and all! Maybe my comments are having an effect and they’re being more random with it, because RUNNING THE MAGAZINE $1600 had it! This was Bill’s, with scores at:

Bill $16,200
Jesse $9,400
Carrie $2,400

The minute-to-go signal had been given!

Bill bet $2,000 (Would $3,000 have killed him?). His clue: William Shawn ran this magazine for 35 years, perhaps because he might’ve been the only one to get every cartoon. His correct response put him just short of the runaway at $18,200. The Jeopardy! Gods then rang the end-of-round signal.

Scores going into Final:

Bill $18,200
Jesse $9,400
Carrie $2,400

FJ! category: FOREIGN WORDS

FJ! clue: The Holy Roman Empire from 800 to 1806 was the first; The German Empire from 1871 to 1918 was the second

Carrie 2400 – 2300 = 100
Jesse 9400 – 9300 = 100
Bill 18200 + 601 = 18801

ToC standings:
Bill Cossen $50,602 (3 wins)

We’ll be back in a few hours with Friday’s recap!

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