It’s Andy back once again with Day 2 of the 29th season of Jeopardy! Vamsi’s back to defend his title: Today’s challengers are Penny Citrola and Paul Camp.
As with Alex, I also thought Vamsi looked quite fashionable in a bowtie today!
J! round categories: WHEELS OF FORTUNE; LAW & ORDER; FACE, THE NATION; STAR SEARCH; “EXTRA”; LONG-RUNNING TV
For the second straight day, we got to the Daily Double very early on in the opening round; today saw Clue #4 have the betting behind it! Paul got to it under LAW & ORDER $600 with the scores as follows:
His bet was only $600 and the clue: Punishable by fine or imprisonment of one year or less, they’re 5 times more common than felonies in many states. His correct response brought Paul’s score to $1,200.
Some amusement under the $600 and $800 clues in WHEELS OF FORTUNE. Vamsi’s neg on the $600 clue (It’s a very right and proper $300,000 for a 2012 ghost from this British carmaker) — in accent to boot — ended up being the correct answer to the $800 clue (James Bond would enjoy a one-77 from this 2-named company; it’s yours for $1.9 million, but only 77 were made) To add insult to injury, Paul ended up with $1,400 to Vamsi’s $-600 over the two clues!
Scores at the end of the first segment:
Amazingly, while she was introduced as being from New York State, Penny is actually currently in Astana, Kazakhstan!
Paul kept his buzzer mojo going for most of the round, though Vamsi was able to claw back a little bit! I enjoyed the LONG-RUNNING TV category, if only because I’ve probably asked about each of the shows a few times at my own entertainment trivia! At the end of 30, your scores had:
DJ! round categories: LITERARY WHITE PAPER, WORD & PHRASE ORIGINS, DUTCH COURAGE, MUSIC TERMS, AN A-PAUL-ING CATEGORY, MOVIE TAGLINES
Vamsi and Penny did pretty well for themselves in MOVIE TAGLINES and AN A-PAUL-ING category (ironically enough), but it was Paul who got to the Daily Double at the bottom of DUTCH COURAGE. Scores:
Paul bet $1,800. The clue: After tackling a bomb-wielding man on an airliner, Jasper Schuringa was nicknamed this, like a spectral ship. After much thought, Paul was unable to come up with the correct response, bringing his core back to $8,400.
Penny got on a huge roll in WORD AND PHRASE ORIGINS and took the lead shortly before finding the game’s final Daily Double in the $1,600 slot there. Scores:
For the first time this season, we have a bet of more than the clue value! Penny bet $2,000. Her clue: This 4-word phrase meaning natural selection was coined by philosopher Herbert Spencer, not Darwin. Penny’s correct response put her at $13,000. Fitting that the above clue showed up a day after the birthday of Wendy Northcutt (of Darwin Awards fame!)
After that, Penny just kept on motoring, with some excellent gets in the last category as well. Vamsi’s correct response on the final clue sealed the fate of Paul on this day; your scores going into Final:
FJ! category: HISTORIC FIRSTS
FJ! clue: On July 31, 1971, Air Force Colonel David Scott became the first person to drive one of these
Vamsi 7600 – 2400 = 5200
Paul 8400 – 6800 = 1600
Penny 17400 + 400 = 17800
Can I get a judge’s ruling on “moon buggy”? I put that down as a bit of a wild guess, but I think it might be right!
I just motored through this game, with a Coryat of $35,600 and 44 correct (3 negs). For some reason, I did really well in the Literature and Film categories, running them both, two subjects where if you saw my LearnedLeague scores, you’d wonder about that sort of thing!
Penny’s back tomorrow! And Jeanie’ll have her first blog entry of Season 29 tomorrow night!