Andy here with a recap of the St. Patrick’s Day game!
First up, some news from me! My first book, “A’s Bad As It Gets”, is now available! If you’re local to Southern Ontario, I’d be happy to sell you a book in person! If not, our publisher, McFarland, has the book available at their website!
Remember! Arthur Chu is doing a Q&A with Jeanie! Let us know if you have any questions!
This week’s contestants:
Jen Cosgrove – West Hartford, CT (WTNH)
Nick Durazo – Visalia, CA (KFSN)
Brendan Getzell – San Francisco, CA (KGO)
Gordon Graham – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (CHCH)
Diane Levinson – Astoria, NY (WABC)
Thad McCollum – Orlando, FL (WFTV)
Nora Morrison – Cleveland, OH (WOIO)
Joe Morse – Minneapolis, MN (KARE)
Gabor Revy – West Chester, OH (WXIX)
Susan Shikany – Indian Trail, NC (WCNC)
Lindsay Wilson – Severn, MD (WBFF)
J! round categories:
NEW MUSICAL SUPERGROUPS
EAR, NOSE OR THROAT
THE 2,000 YEAR OLD MAN
I really liked THE 2,000 YEAR OLD MAN category, with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks reprising their roles from that famous bit! Did you know that The 2000 Year Old Man appeared on the 2000th episode of the original Jeopardy!? NEW MUSICAL SUPERGROUPS (the $200 clue was FOO SKYNYRD) seemed contrived and silly to me.
The Daily Double came out early, under BIOGRAPHY SUBJECTS $600. It was Jen’s to play. Scores:
Jen bet $1,000. Her clue: By Joe McGinniss: “The Rogue: Searching for the Real” this politician. Jen took awhile but she did come up with the correct response! Her score went to $1,400.
Jen may have been nervous, but she came across to me as very bored and it seemed to me as though she wasn’t enjoying herself on television! I had trouble cheering for her!
At the first break, the scores were:
Jen met her husband based on the size of his paycheque; at a job she was at, she was in charge of putting the paycheques in envelopes. Her future husband had just started there and after looking at his paycheque, she joking said “There’s my future husband.” They’ve been married 16 years.
Back to the game, here’s an example from the 2000 YEAR OLD MAN category:
Q: What was one of your best times? A: One of my best times was sitting around with this guy in Venice. He’d tell me stories about going to China, and I’d say, “don’t mention the part about spaghetti and gunpowder. They don’t go good together.” Some people on Twitter were happy that we got to it, as evidenced by the following tweet:
God I was going to wish doom on everyone on #Jeopardy if they left the Brooks/Reiner category untouched. YOU HAVE BEEN SPARED, CONTESTANTS.— Stomp Hammerboot (@thedesertpope) March 18, 2014
At the end of 30, the scores sat at:
DJ! Round categories:
I’LL BE YOUR TV WAITRESS
WE “BEG” TO DIFFER
LET’S PLAY BRIDGE
A BIRD IN THE HAND
2 IN THE BUSH
All 3 players had good buzzer mojo over the first few clues in the round. The first Daily Double was Gordon’s to play, under LET’S PLAY BRIDGE $800. The scores were:
Gordon went for the True Daily Double! His clue: I made the last bid so I’m the declarer; my partner says nothing while I play his cards, so he’s called this. His correct response put him at $10,800, and we had ourselves a game!
Meanwhile, Jen managed to get her score up as well going into the final Daily Double, which was hers to play under A BIRD IN THE HAND $1600 — it was a visual clue, though! Scores:
Jen bet $2,000. Her clue, presented by Sarah: The feet of the harlan’s red-tailed hawk are protected from struggling prey because their talons are bone encased in a sheath of this hard protein.. Her correct response put her at $15,200!
Gordon got the final $2,000 clue to put himself ahead of Thad for second place! Scores going into Final:
FJ! category: BODIES OF WATER
FJ! clue: More than 1/5 of all the world’s people live in countries bordering this, the world’s biggest bay
Thad 12400 + 12000 = 24400
Gordon 14400 + 14400 = 28800
Jen 15200 + 10000 = 25200
math fail in tonight's final jeopardy— alex_is_bored (@catswithbats) March 18, 2014
Gordon Graham is the new Jeopardy! Champion. He’ll play again tomorrow! We’ll be back then!