Good morning! Andy here with the recap of Wednesday’s show!
John Kyle Grady and Shanna Lafferty are the challengers for Mike Nickel, who beat Rani Peffer and won $29,210 yesterday!
J! round categories:
JOKERS ARE WILD
I’M HOLDING A PAIR
FULL HOUSE TAKES IT
FAR SOUTHERN NOVELS
ALSO A 2-LETTER POSTAL ABBREVIATION
We went to POSTAL ABBREVIATIONS and JOKERS ARE WILD first and the game was dominated by the two men; Shanna didn’t get in on the buzzer until the 11th clue! Scores at the first break:
Shanna was a Rotary exchange student to Japan! John once intercepted a Doug Flutie pass at a Patriot tailgate!
FAR SOUTHERN NOVELS $800 had the Daily Double, and it was Shanna who got to play it! She hadn’t had the opporunity to play much, but the scores were:
Shanna bet $1,000. Her clue: Beryl Bainbridge’s “Birthday Boys” fetes this explorer’s fatal 1912 expedition to the South Pole. Shanna went for “Perry” and fell to $400. By the end of the round, the scores were:
DJ! round categories:
ENRAPTURED WITH RAPTORS
Shockingly to me, Shanna went Daily Double hunting in SEQUELS, but found nothing. She did well in the category to bring her score up!
The first 3 categories played (“B” GOOD, SEQUELS, SOUND GEOGRAPHY) had no Daily Double. However, ENRAPTURED WITH RAPTORS seemed to be a partially video category! Amazingly, there was no Daily Double there either! However, there was one under REMEMBER 1791? $1600 (surprise surprise!) and it was Shanna who found it! Scores:
Shanna bet $5,000. Her clue: In August the Treaty of Sistova ended war between the Hapsburgs & this empire to the east. A correct response put her at $12,600 and into the lead!
The trivia gods, noticing that Shanna was making an effort to find these Daily Doubles, gave her the third and final one a few clues later, at EDUCATION $2000! Scores at this point were:
Shanna bet $200. Her clue: This New Jersey-based organization says it’s the world’s largest provider of scholarships to young women. Her correct response put her at $14,400.
I can’t fault a $200 bet here, to be honest. It doesn’t risk the lead, and the clue is at the bottom of the category. However, John did get the $2000 clue in REMEMBER 1791? to retake the lead as the end-of-round signal came! Both Shanna and John played that endgame very well!
Scores going into Final:
FJ! category: GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
FJ! clue: Over 8,000 people have been saved from harm by this program authorized in a 1970 law, but we’re not allowed to name any
Mike 12000 – 11950 = 50
Shanna 14400 – 0 = 14400
John 16000 + 12801 = 28,801
Looking over at J! Board, you’ll find a couple of screenshots: One is of a Simpsons episode, where Homer’s wearing a shirt that says “Witness Relocation Program”; the other is of John’s, where it looks like he spelled it “Protction”. It’s pronounced the same way, I think it’s acceptable! I also agree with Stefan’s comment of “I was cursing the show for putting such an easy FJ at the end of a well-contested game.”
Oh well, John’s the champion now and he’ll defend his title tomorrow! I’ll be back with that recap!