Andy here as Arthur Chu goes for Win #12! No pictures today for Andy!
I’ve spoken before of how my parents have been rooting against Arthur. They don’t like the Forrest Bounce too much! My mother came up with the following while watching:
Artchu fed up with this guy already?
Today’s contestants: Diana Peloquin and Julie Hornick challenging Arthur Chu, who has won $297,200 over 11 games!
Will one of the ladies play giant killer?
J! round categories:
RHYME TREBEK, TREBEK!
IT ALWAYS HAPPENS IN “THREE”S
Diana seemed to match Arthur in both buzzer timing and Daily Double hunting skills early on! The first Daily Double was found under INSPIRED CHARACTERS $400, and it was Diana’s! Scores:
Diana went for $1,400. Her clue: “This character is Charles Dickens’ most autobiographical; his initials are the reverse of the author’s”. Her correct response put her at $2,800!
A rare mistake from Arthur in “THREE”s $1000 in that he forgot the category! This Kurt Weill musical drama was produced in German as “Die Dreigroschenoper” in 1928. Arthur answered it with a Two!
At the first break, the scores sat at:
Diana was a synchronized swimmer in college! She also stated my favourite fun fact about synchro: the gelatin’d hair! I can cheer for her!
Arthur went for the “There’s no money at stake” route when refusing to answer Trebek’s question about the most visited site in Washington DC (the Vietnam memorial)
Coming out of the break, Arthur and Julie had the best luck on the buzzer in the back half of the round, and we had a very competitive game on our hands! Scores:
DJ! round categories:
ON THE “M”AP
NEW ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS
MEDICAL PROBLEMS $2000 was Arthur’s first selection. Silly Arthur. He should have gone to $1600! (Even Watson knew that $1600 was the better spot to select.) It was Diana who selected MEDICAL PROBLEMS $1600, and it was Diana who got to play the Daily Double! Scores:
Diana bet $3,500. Her clue: The H. Pylori bacterium cases this type of ulcer, from the Greek for “digestive”. Diana said “peptide”, then corrected to the correct response, which was ruled correct by the judges! She now has $11,300.
PHILOSOPHY $1600 had the final Daily Double; this one was Arthur’s! Scores:
Arthur spoke “True Daily Double.” Clue: Antisthenes began this -ism with the view that self-interest is the primary motive of human behavior. Arthur said “What is egoism”. Arthur’s score fell to $0.
Over the rest of the round, Arthur did his best to bring his score back up and at least give him a shot in Final! Scores going into Final:
FJ! category: BRITISH ROYALTY
FJ! clue: He was the last male monarch who had not previously been Prince of Wales
Arthur 6400 – 6400 = 0
Julie 7800 – 5100 = 2700
Diana 12100 + 3600 = 15700
And we have a new champion! I’ll have Diana’s title defense tomorrow! Here are a couple of tweets on the way out: