Andy here, and we’re back — with a new era of Jeopardy!
I say “new era” because in case you haven’t heard, this is the first episode where ties will be broken, via a tiebreaker question, so there will always be just one returning champion! This is a bit of a gamechanger! Alex didn’t mention this change, though!
This week’s players:
Eugene Britton – Gonzales, LA (WBRZ)
Michelle Chick – Livonia, MI (WDIV)
Ann Conger – New Orleans (WVUE)
Mariusz Galczynski – Saint Charles, IL (WLS)
David Greisman – Columbia, MD (WBFF)
Jennifer Healy – Hilliard, OH (WBNS)
Courtney Jordan – New York, NY (WABC)
Aggie Lee – Los Angeles, CA (KABC)
Doug Perez – Monrovia, CA (KABC)
Joel Stjernholm – Minneapolis, MN (KARE)
Sam Sukaton – Los Angeles, CA (KABC)
J! round categories:
REALITY SHOW TITLES
THAT’S A LOT OF KIDS!
STARTS & ENDS WITH L
It was a difficult opening two categories (the first four in LINCOLN & REALITY) – scores at the end of 15 ended up at:
Doug is working on a Masters in aerospace science and met Buzz Aldrin!
Courtney is a dancer that once suffered a wardrobe malfunction at the beginning of a performance!
Jennifer has served as national vice president of Alpha Chi Omega.
Back to the game, Doug seemed very happy with DRAFT PICKS — a beer category!
The Daily Double was at the bottom of THAT’S A LOT OF KIDS! Jennifer got to play it with scores at:
Jennifer bet $2,000. Her clue: He came from a family of 9 kids and had 11 of his own; sadly, he died before his youngest, Rory, was born in 1968. Her correct response put her at $6,000!
Scores after 30:
DJ! round categories:
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE BOOK
HEALTH & MEDICINE
THE MOVIE ROLE HE WAS BORN TO PLAY
Nobody seemed much interested in hunting down Daily Doubles today — which was nice, after the ToC!
Doug jumped into the lead, with the assistance of HEALTH & MEDICINE!
With just JUNGLE and SCULPTORS left, both Daily Doubles were unseen! The first one came under JUNGLE $1600! Doug played it with scores at:
Doug bet $1,000. His clue: In 1981 Paul Theroux got the itch to publish this novel set in the jungles of Central America. His correct response put him at $17,000!
The final Daily Double was under SCULPTORS $2,000 — Courtney got to make a Penultimate Wager! Scores:
Courtney bet $2,000. Her clue: Teddy Roosevelt said, “The soldier, the cowboy and rancher, the Indian” will live “for all time” in his bronzes. She went for Borglund and fell to $7,800.
Scores going into Final:
FJ! category: BRITISH MUSICMAKERS OF THE ’90s
FJ! clue: One critic called them “a social phenomenon”, “the most widely recognized group…since John, Paul, George, & Ringo”
Courtney 7800 – 7700 = 100
Jennifer 12200 – 7000 = 5200
Doug 17000 – 0 = 17000
So Doug becomes the new champion, and he’ll be back to defend tomorrow!