Faux no they didn’t

     Yesterday, Terri Pous won for the first time.

Carol McGhee
(The closed-captioning says she is a lawyer, but she’s a policewoman!)

Brendan McParland
(I like the ponytail.)

     I started out with a sweep of Whose Movie Title?, which ended with this triple-stumper: “An Oscar-winning foreign film: her ‘Feast.'”
     At the first break:
Terri 4200 (8 right)
Brendan 600 (4 right and one wrong)
Carol 1600 (2 right)
     What did you think of Brendan’s Christopher Walken impression? I believe he was sweeping Make Room when he found the Daily Double there. (And by the way I don’t think I knew any of them!) We had 4 clues left in the round after this.
Terri 4600 (One right and one wrong)
Brendan 3200 (6 right and one wrong)
Carol 2400 (One right)
     He wagered 2000 on this clue: “This French room completes the title of a book by the Marquis de Sade, ‘La Philosophie dans le….'” He was wrong. 🙁 Mr. Trebek gave the less-than-a-minute warning then. The next 2 clues were triple-stumpers and Terri got the next clue, leaving one hidden.
Terri 5200
Brendan 1200
Carol 2400
     Since I’m no longer keeping track of my Coryat and am blogging when the episode is first on, I find my mind wandering until there’s a long pause after a clue is read, and I have to rewind to see if I know it! In the case of this clue from Short Stories, I remembered seeing “Nebraska” in the clue and blurted the correct response. (Call it Pavlovian?): “Her ‘On the Gull’s Road’ is set not in Nebraska but aboard a ship cruising the Mediterranean.” The next clue was the Daily Double, and it was Brendan’s. We’re still in Short Stories.
Terri 6000 (2 right and one wrong)
Brendan 5200 (5 right)
Carol 6000 (3 right and one wrong)
     Brendan wagered 2000 again on this clue: “In this Edgar Allan Poe story, a fatal & hideous pestilence causes scarlet stains upon the body ‘and face of the victim.'” I knew this cold. Brendan did too and said it slowly for emphasis. I think Terri knew too – she was nodding!
     Well Brendan found the next Daily Double too, in Straits.
Terri 5200 (One wrong)
Brendan 4800 (One right and 2 wrong)
Carol 5200 (One wrong)
     This time he wagered 1000 on this clue: “Cities lying on this strait include Tarifa, Spain & Ksar es Seghir, Morocco.” Now’s the time for a response that Carol gave earlier in the category. Brendan got it.
     Like in the Jeopardy round, one clue was left covered in Double Jeopardy. I don’t know about you, but this runaway took me by surprise.
Terri 11200 (4 right)
Brendan 4200 (2 right and 2 wrong)
Carol 3600 (2 right and 2 wrong)
     How did this happen, when Brendan got both Daily Doubles right this round?
     The Final Jeopardy category was Fauxbituaries. Yeah. This was the clue: “He received a real obituary in the Albuquerque Journal in 2013 nothing his ‘long battle with lung cancer.'” I have to say “Yeah” again. This is a really, really bad category and clue. There is not enough TOM. I guess “faux” was supposed to lead you to a fictional character. What did you guys think? Carol didn’t have a response and lost 3500. I didn’t have a response but Brendan’s crossed my mind. It was wrong, and he lost everything! Terri was right. I wouldn’t have gotten this if you’d given me til the end of the year. She added 2000. Hey, maybe I will add her to the ToC list tomorrow! I wouldn’t mind seeing all 3 of these contestants play again.
     I hope you like it as much as I do that Andy and I aren’t waiting til 9 p.m. to publish. The only thing I don’t like is, I wait all day to blog and I’m done in less than an hour!
One year ago: Can you tell me how to get…
Two years ago: A Day Late, and a Hedgehog Short?
Three years ago: Fri-day, Fri-day, Jeopardy! on Friday
Four years ago: Blogging to beat the (marching) band

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