Andy here with the final recap of the week! Remember to catch our 24th Live Panel next Monday at 6:30 PM Eastern!
Today we have Cate Hollenbeck, Jim Read, and Karen Ash, who won $23,600 yesterday!
J! round categories:
PABLO PICASSO SAID
CANNES PALME D’OR WINNERS
BOOKS ABOUT PRESIDENTS
PIZZA, BEER & BALLGAMES
BOOKS $800 had the Daily Double; Karen found it early! Scores:
Karen bet $1,200. Her clue: Arthur Schlesinger Jr.’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the JFK administration is called this many “days”. Karen said 500 and fell to $0.
CANNES PALME D’OR $400’s clue was 1989: “____, ____, and Videotape”. And here I thought propositions would be off-limits for this show & website!
At the first break, the scores were:
Cate wanted to walk down the aisle to the Law & Order: SVU theme. Karen makes her own ice cream — she likes chocolate!
Back to the game, I quite enjoyed the PIZZA, BEER & BALLGAMES category, from Gino’s East in Chicago. Granted, it meant we missed a couple of the Picasso clues, but look at my Art numbers in LearnedLeague. I can live without a couple of art questions!
Scores after the J! round:
DJ! round categories:
DON’T BE A DUMAS
TV CHARACTER NICKNAMES
CROSSING THE EQUATOR
“Y.D.” DO IT?
Jim, being the only contestant who looks like he remembers 1977, went straight there!
After getting the $400 clue in GUILTY, Cate dropped to $2,000, where the Daily Double sat waiting for her! Scores:
Cate bet $2,500. Her clue: His 1982 “not guilty by reason of insanity” verdict led some states to pass laws that allowed “guilty but mentally ill”. Cate was unable to take a guess, and her score fell to $8,700.
DON’T BE A DUMAS was about French authors not named Dumas — Cate did try $1,600 looking for a Daily Double, but shockingly, it was not there! Instead, it was at $2,000! Jim got to play it, with scores at:
Jim bet $3,000 and faced a binary screw on this question: In 1717 it was Bastille Day for this 1-named author who’d do 11 months for satirical verses against the government. His correct response put him at $11,600 and elicited being called “Stimpy” by others in the house.
Speaking of the binary screw, remember to watch Colby on King Of The Nerds, tonight at 9:00 on TBS.
Scores going into Final:
FJ! category: INVENTORS
FJ! clue: In 1702 Thomas Savery wrote of one of his designs, “Such an engine will do the work or labour of ten or twelve” these
(Aside from Andy: This was a terribly written Final. It would have been much clearer had the clue read “…Savery wrote of one of his own designs…” I realize that the contestants are given “Who” or “what” on-set, but we aren’t at home.)
Cate 11900 – 5501 = 6399
Jim 12800 – 12795 = 5
Karen 16000 + 10000 = 26000
Karen will be back to defend in a couple of weeks! Alex announced that the Teacher’s Tournament was beginning on Monday!