Andy’s Back

Andy here, with my first recap back after my hiatus!

Don’t worry, we’ll be discussing two weeks’ worth of shows at our next live panel, on October 14th at 6:30 PM Eastern!

Rena Morse and Venkat Krishnan are the challengers for Emily Herndon, who won $8,100 yesterday! (No pictures today.)

MUTT
JEFF
THE BEST PICTURE OSCAR DIDN’T GO TO…
“DEL” AWARE
DYNASTY
NORMAN ROCKWELL’S SATURDAY EVENING POST COVERS

(Surprisingly, there was no underlining of “Saturday Evening Post” — I thought there would be!)

At the first break, the scores were:

Venkat $3,000
Emily $1,400
Rena $1,400

Emily once named a cake pop Owlex Trebek!

Back to the game, I would have bet money on ROCKWELL having the Daily Double. I was wrong – MUTT $400 had it! Rena got to play it, with scores at:

Venkat $3,800
Rena $1,600
Emily $1,400

Rena bet $1,000. Her clue: Ice cream in layers of chocolate, vanilla & strawberry is named for this city. Her correct response left $600 on the table, putting her score at $2,600.

However, Rena did well enough to take the lead by the end of the round! The scores after 30 sat at:

Rena $4,800
Venkat $4,600
Emily $3,000

DJ! round categories:
EARS TO CLASSICAL MUSIC
LINGUISTICS
EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION
THAT PLACE IS “GRAND”
WORLD WAR I SLANG
WRITERS ON THE PERIODIC TABLE

I went 5/5 in PERIODIC TABLE including the $2000 Triple Stumper: British mistress of mystery _ _ James

CLASSICAL MUSIC $1600 had the Daily Double! Rena played this one too! Scores were:

Rena $7,600
Emily $6,200
Venkat $6,200

Like a broken record, Rena bet $1,000. Her clue: What a ride! In 1856, Wagner finished this opera, unwittingly adding his work to numerous future movie soundtracks. Rena’s correct response put her at $8,600.

Just after the minute-to-go warning came, Emily found the final Daily Double under WORLD WAR I SLANG $800. Scores:

Rena $16,200
Emily $9,000
Venkat $7,400

(Here’s a tip: Bet big.)

Emily chose not to. She bet $1,000. Her clue: The German gun “Long Max” was not as famous as this alliterative Krupp product. The trivia gods were so incensed by this bet that they put “Gatling Gun” into Emily’s head, causing her score to fall to $8,000.

She did manage to recover to keep Rena from a lock, though! Scores going into Final:

Rena $16,200
Emily $11,600
Venkat $7,400

FJ! category: HISTORICAL FIGURES

FJ! clue: A 2012 poll by Britain’s national museum voted this man, born in 1732, as the nation’s greatest military enemy

Venkat 7400 – 6400 = 1000
Emily 11600 – 4601 = 6999
Rena 16200 – 7001 = 9199

Rena will defend Friday and I’ll have the recap!

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