Jeopardy! meets Child Genius

     Thank you for allowing me to take a nap before blogging. 😉 I’d still be asleep if someone hadn’t knocked on my door wondering if I’d ordered Jimmy John’s. I still didn’t want to get up but here we are.
     Anybody catch Child Genius last night? I’d seen the commercials when I watched The Sisterhood and remembered in time to record it, but the commercials never showed…Pam Mueller?! What a surprise! You’ll have to watch next week.
     Yesterday, Elliot Yates won his third episode.

Nathan Tsoi

Rebecca Speas

     I swept TV Adjectives. But later, “15” Years was way to scary to ring in. I don’t know how any of them knew those answers.
     At the first break:
Elliot 3200 (5 right)
Rebecca 2400 (6 right and one wrong)
Nathan 2200 (4 right)
     Elliot found the Daily Double of the round in The $1 Bill.
Elliot 5000 (3 right)
Rebecca 2400 (One right and one wrong)
Nathan 2200
     Elliot wagered 2000 on this clue, read by Jimmy: “On the front of each dollar, are the signatures of the two people in these two similar-sounding jobs.” Elliot was wrong, but I was right! It was a guess.
     At the end of the round:
Elliot 4400 (3 right)
Rebecca 3000 (One right)
Nathan 2600 (One right and one wrong)
     How timely: New York Governors. Later, of course we saw a clue about him: “When he left office after the 1994 election, he had served as New York governor longer than any Democrat in history.” I doubt I’d have gotten this if he hadn’t died recently. Later still, I got this triple-stumper in the category: “He took New York into the 21st century.”

     Nathan found the first Daily Double of the round in Biology.
Elliot 2800 (One wrong)
Rebecca 2600 (One right and one wrong)
Nathan 1800 (One right and one wrong)
     Nathan seemed to like this category, starting there and going back when he could. He wagered 2000 on this clue: “Though jellyfish are spineless, they form a hydrostatic one of these structures when they take in water.” Did any of you get this? I thought it was hard. Nathan too was wrong.
     Shortly, Elliot found the next Daily Double in Lerner & Loewe Songs.
Elliot 3200 (One right)
Rebecca 2600
Nathan 600 (One right)
     Elliot wagered 2600 on this cinchy clue: “‘The Heather on the Hill’ was one of the featured songs in this 1947 Lerner & Loewe musical.” He was right too! I might’ve swept this category.
     I got this triple-stumper in “Bad” Call: “Brendan Behan said ‘There is no such thing as’ this ‘except for your own obituary.'” Yes, that was before Nathan negged, though I considered his response too.
     At the end of the round:
Elliot 13000 (3 right and one wrong)
Rebecca 5400 (3 right and one wrong)
Nathan 3800 (4 right)
     The Final Jeopardy category was Historical Nicknames. Here is the clue: “In the Red Star in 1976, Capt. Yuri Gavrilov coined this nickname for a U.K. politician who had made a speech against the USSR.” Nathan was wrong, but Rebecca and Elliot were right! Nathan lost 3700, Rebecca added 4600 and Elliot added 2000.
     My Coryat today was 24600 (25000 without a neg). Andy’s was 22200.
     And Elliot rolls on.

ToC standings:
1. Vaughn Winchell $103,103 (5 wins)
Catherine Hardee $95,201 (4 wins)
2. Elliot Yates $65,000 (4 wins)
3. Alexander Persaud $61,000 (3 wins)
4. Ryan Alley $56,800 (3 wins)
Bill Cossen $50,602 (3 wins)
5. Shane Curtis $42,001 (3 wins)

One year ago: The Waiting Game Begins Anew
Two years ago: Spoiler Alert!
Three years ago: Two-a-days
Four years ago: Basque-ing in languages two consecutive days