Won’t the real Jeanie please stand up?

     While preparing for my Q & A with John Pearson, I came across this on the Jeopardy boards and am so shook up I just have to show you. What do you think?!?
     My Coryat from this weekend’s rerun, which originally aired 7-12-13, is 17400 (23200 without negs). I remember this episode but for some reason I can’t find a recap or Coryat from that time.
     I’m pleased to bring you Day 1 of Week 2 of the Teachers Tournament.

Katie Moriarty
John Pearson

Timothy Shuker-Haines

      And I’m relieved that John and Eli Barrieau are not playing each other in the semifinals – I want them both in the finals! I’m doing a Q & A with them, so leave a comment with any questions you have for them.
     The Daily Double was only the second clue of the round! John found it in “Oh”. The first clue was worth 200. He wagered 1000 on this easy clue: “This Czech region gave us a name for artistic people who live by unconventional standards.” He got it.
     I think I swept People (as in the magazine), and I got this triple-stumper: “In 2013 People reported ‘the new YouTube sensation’ was ‘doing’ this dance; ‘R.I.P. Gangnam style’!” No one got it even after Timothy said “Harlem shuffle”! I knew it before he said that, of course.
     At the first break:
John 3400 (4 right)
Timothy 200 (3 right and one wrong)
Katie 2200 (4 right)
     I don’t know about you but I thought Timothy was way more relaxed this episode than the last one.
     I liked John’s story about Coach K calling him the worst player who tried out for the team, and I liked John’s reaction to it.
     I got this triple-stumper in Places: “In Biblical times, caravans stopped at Capernaum, Israel to stock up on fish from this nearby lake.”
     At the end of the round:
John 4800 (5 right and 3 wrong)
Timothy 400 (2 right and 2 wrong)
Katie 4400 (3 right)
     Timothy got the first Daily Double of Double Jeopardy, in More Than One Meaning.
John 5200 (One right and one wrong)
Timothy 800 (One right)
Katie 4800 (One right)
     Timothy wagered “up to 2000” (2000) on this clue: “Polite & friendly, or any of various liqueurs.” He got it right!
     John got the next clue right, and then the next clue was the other Daily Double, in Short Stories.
John 6000
Timothy 2800
Katie 4800
     John wagered 2500 on this too-hard clue: “‘Bow Wow’ & ‘A Bit of a Shock,’ 2 of John O’Hara’s stories about Joey Evans, were the basis for this 1940 musical.” He was wrong.
     I got this triple-stumper in American Experience: JFK: “During his 1946 run for Congress, the skinny JFK already suffered from this disease of adrenal insufficiency.”
     I was thankful for the brainless Everybody Must Get Birthstones, for my Coryat’s sake.
     One clue was left covered, with no warning.
John 8700 (7 right and one wrong)
Timothy 8400 (6 right and one wrong)
Katie 4800 (3 right and 2 wrong)
     The Final Jeopardy category was Buildings. This was the clue: “Charles Evans Hughes laid the cornerstone for this building on October 13, 1932 & got to work in it for about 6 years.” I got this one right on a lucky guess. I’m especially glad because it was a triple-stumper. Katie and Timothy lost everything! John wagered everything but 500. I’m so glad we’ll see him again on Thursday.
     My Coryat today was 19600 (21800 without negs).

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