Alex Trebek, Joke Thief

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Today’s semifinalists: Eric Hack, Kate La Riviere-Gagner, and Jennifer Giles!

Alex is stealing my material! I tweeted this last night:

Of course, Alex made a “beard-off” joke today!

J! round categories:
WINDOW TO THE WORLD
FOOD & DRINK
PREFIXES
THE NAME OF THE BOARD GAME
CELEBRITY SIBLINGS
AMERICAN HISTOR-“E”

Of course the writers would take the sophomoric route on the FOOD & DRINK $1000 clue (It’s the familiar Japanese name for what’s also called the golden oak mushroom). Fun fact, the one time I played in Scrabble, I drew a challenge, because my opponent thought that it was spelled with two Ts, not two Is!

I want to know if anyone recognized this picture as being from Montreal. Both of my parents lived there for 40 years and didn’t recognize it! Needless to say, it was a triple-neg in WINDOW TO THE WORLD $800!

Eric got to the Daily Double in HISTOR-E $800! Scores:

Jennifer $1,400
Kate $1,000
Eric $600

Eric bet $1000. His clue: Its construction began in 1817 & took advantage of the Mohawk River gap in the Appalachian Mountains. He had no answer and fell to -$400.

After 15 clues, the scores were:
Jennifer $2,000
Kate $1,400
Eric -$400

Eric wanted to be a stand-up comic, then he realized that he wasn’t funny!

Jennifer had two of her students pool money for a book for her!

Going back to the game, all 3 players had a good chance to ring in! Scores after 30:

Jennifer $6,200
Kate $3,400
Eric $2,400

DJ! round categories:
CHEMICAL ELEMENT PAIRS
FEMALE AUTHORS
BACK PACS
CLASSICAL MUSIC
MOVIE NARRATORS
ENDS WITH 2 VOWELS

If I told you to guess where a Daily Double might be, you’d pick CHEMICAL ELEMENT PAIRS $1600, right? Today, you’d be right! Jennifer got to play this one, with scores at:

Jennifer $7,800
Kate $3,400
Eric $1,200

Jennifer bet $2,000. Her clue: The 2 that were discovered by the Curies. Jennifer said “radium” and “curium” and fell to $5,800.

CLASSICAL MUSIC $1200 had the other Daily Double; this one was Eric’s! Scores:

Jennifer $6,200
Kate $3,400
Eric $2,000

Eric bet $500. His clue: Hokusai’s painting “The Great Wave” graced the cover of the first edition of this Debussy work’s sheet music. Eric seemed to be blanking today; he had no answer, and he fell to $1,500.

Jennifer did quite well in MOVIE NARRATORS to jump into a big lead! Her lead was over $10,000 with two categories to play! However, a few key negs late from Kate meant that for the second consecutive day we had a lock game going into Final! Scores going into Final:

Jennifer $14,200
Kate $6,600
Eric $5,900

FJ! category: BROADWAY MUSICALS

FJ! clue: Winner of a Tony for Best Musical, it culminates with an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eric 5900 – 0 = 5900
Kate 6600 – 6600 = 0
Jennifer 14200 + 200 = 14400

Who will join Adam and Jennifer in tomorrow’s final? Tune in tomorrow to find out!

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