Yesterday, Gabor Revy became the new champion. Will there be another new one today?
Anyone else see Brendan and think “Tobey Maguire”? I like the ensemble a lot though. Later, I thought Diane looked like Mayim Bialik.
And anyone care to explain what was meant by these three categories put together?: I Am the Danger, The One Who Knocks and Say My Name.
Rewriting the Presidential Oath was hopelessly confusing, in my opinion.
At the first break:
Gabor 200 (3 right and 2 wrong)
Brendan 1800 (3 right)
Diane 4000 (8 right)
Was Mr. Trebek laughing there before the commercial? Why? He seemed like he was in a bad mood today. And are you surprised he didn’t know what an “open mic” was (in Brendan’s interview)?
As this first clue after the break was being read (in World of Music), I thought they’d ask the country of which Kinshasa was the capital:
I came up with 3 of 4 on this Learned League question, but I couldn’t tell you the countries if asked. Brendan (and I) got this one right. The next clue was the Daily Double.
Brendan wagered on this clue, still in World of Music. (Remember, he’d been introduced as a musician.) “In 1993 Yanni returned to his homeland for a series of concerts & a live album recorded atop this ancient hill.” Brendan got it right.
One more noteworthy one in World of Music: “Celebrating its 15th year in 2014, the Exit Music Festival began as a protest against this nation’s Pres. Slobodan Milosevic.” I thought being a tennis fan came in handy for me here, but I was prepared to neg myself when Gabor was counted right for his response. Trebek then said mine was okay too.
At the end of the round:
Gabor 1800 (4 right and one wrong)
Brendan 6800 (4 right)
Diane 7200 (5 right)
Do you guys remember a commercial like this?:
I heard the Eric Clapton song at a fast-food restaurant today, and it always reminds me of the commercial. But I always mix up this show with Family Guy and some other Fox show. I can’t keep ’em all straight. So I didn’t ring in here, on Movie & TV Companies: “Strickland Propane was Hank’s employer on this show.”
Brendan found the next Daily Double of the game, in Labor Unions. For some reason Gabor jumped over this clue earlier, for the next one in the same category!
Gabor 11000 (9 right and one wrong)
Brendan 12000 (7 right and 2 wrong)
Diane 9600 (4 right and one wrong)
Brendan teased Mr. Trebek by saying, “I’d like to make this a true 800.” (Had he always wanted to say that?) This was the easy clue: “Robert Montgomery & Ronald Reagan each served 2 stints as president of this.” He got it.
Mr. Trebek gave the less-than-a-minute warning when there were 6 clues left. Gabor found the Daily Double when there were 4 clues left after it.
Gabor 13400 (2 right)
Gabor wagered 1000 on this clue in The 2nd Century: “This Roman emperor visited Britain in 122 A.D. & had some ideas for military construction.” I didn’t like how Trebek talked while Gabor was trying to solve it, saying “I know” after Gabor said “What’s his name?” Luckily he came up with it.
Diane got the next clue right, and the next one was a triple-stumper. This was the end of the round.
The Final Jeopardy category was Other Political Parties. This was the clue: “In 1908 this animal appropriately became the mascot of the Prohibition Party.” Aaaannd it’s a relief to me again that I no longer try to solve these. Diane got this right and added 6000. Brendan got this wrong, which is too bad because I like him. He lost 12700. Gabor was wrong too and lost 5601. Yet another new champion.
My Coryat today was 19600 (21000 without negs).
One year ago: You cannot be serious!
Two years ago: Hannah and Her Sisters
Three years ago: Like lambs to the slaughter
Four years ago: March Madness indeed