Hey everyone, Andy here with Part 2 of the Double Feature!
The challengers today for defending champion Lucas Peterson: Mary Folley and John Fausz! I believe Mary’s a friend of Bob Harris in some fashion, as I saw his post on Facebook about Mary airing tonight!
Also, Lucas has agreed to do a Q&A with Jeanie after his run finishes; if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to post them!
J! round categories: LIONS & TIGERS & BEARS, OH MY!; CLASSIC AD SLOGANS; A BUNCH OF “S.B.”; STARS OF THE OLDEN SCREEN; IN THE DICTIONARY; CITY NICKNAMES
One thing I noticed straight away: The Daily Double hunting kinda stopped! It was found eventually, at the bottom of CITY NICKNAMES, with John getting to play it.
John made it a True Daily Double; his clue: This city named for one in England & once home to many a steel mill: “the Pittsburgh of the south”. John was unable to come up with a response as his score fell to $0. He was able to get his score back above $0 before the break, though. The first commercial saw the scoreboards read:
I saw a tweet yesterday decrying Lucas as “the most expressionless person I’ve ever seen win” — I disagree with that assessment! Also on Twitter, it sounds as if NBC Charlotte really dropped the ball; from what I read, apparently Mary got pre-empted in her own market! What is it with NBC affiliates doing dumb things with Jeopardy!? NBC Detroit cutting 15 seconds out of the Think Music is just as bad!
The back half of the round didn’t see a lot of scoring, with a number of negs from the players keeping the scores from getting too out of hand. The Triple Stumpers in the round I also found to be worthy of being such as well. Except maybe CLASSIC AD SLOGANS $600 (“The pause that refreshes”). At the end of 30, your scores sat at:
DJ! round categories: LIONS & TIGERS & BEARS, OH MY!; WHAT HAPPENED?; “ING”LISH; U.S. MEMORIALS; I WROTE THAT BESTSELLER; ANCIENT JERUSALEM
I liked this LIONS… category — it was sports! ANCIENT JERUSALEM was a video category and thankfully it didn’t include the Daily Double! Once again, no hunting took place in this round! Disappointly, though. It really could have helped (I imagine Gilbert Gottfried shouting “YOU FOOL!” Hollywood Squares-style each time the hunting doesn’t happen. Especially late in the game.)
Lucas got to the first Daily Double of the round in “ING”LISH $1600, on clue #9. Scores at this point:
Lucas bet $5,000 (Nicely done). His clue: Adjective meaning worked into the fiber or texture of something. His correct response put him in command of the game at $14,800. Nicely done!
Mary had an impressive get at the bottom of LIONS & TIGERS & BEARS: This runner was the ACC male athlete of the year in 1965; we’d hear his tragic “song” after he joined the Bears. But once again, there was no hunting to be done!
Finally — on the penultimate clue of the round — the Daily Double sound effect came up, and it was Lucas who got to see the clue (U.S. MEMORIALS $1600). The scores here:
Any bet of Lucas’ up to $4,800 (assuming, of course, that he sits on his buzzer on the final clue) will cement the runaway.
He did choose to go small, just $2,000. His clue: Davenport Park in the city of Bangor is home to a memorial remembering this battleship. He did remember the correct response for his score to increase by that $2,000. John got the last clue, meaning the scores going into Final Jeopardy! were:
FJ! category: BILLBOARD NO.1 ALBUMS
FJ! clue: The soundtrack for this film based on a play holds the record for the most weeks at No. 1, 54 weeks in 1962 & ’63
John 5800 – 3101 = 2199
Mary 8400 + 3201 = 11601
Lucas 27600 – 7600 = 20000
Lucas is now a 2-day champion, total $33,900! He’ll be back tomorrow to defend, and Jeanie’ll be back to write about it! See you then!