Andy here! Hope you enjoyed our Live Panel earlier this evening.
This week’s players:
Marissa Edelman – Philadelphia, PA (WPVI)
Karen Ash – Brooklyn, NY (WABC)
Jennifer Hindert- San Antonio, TX (KENS)
Cate Hollenbeck – Los Angeles, CA (KABC)
Christine Kim – Greenwich, CT (WABC)
Brad Nehring – Federal Way, WA (KOMO)
Eric Park – Dallas, TX (KTXA)
Brian Quinn – Boston, MA (WBZ)
Jim Read – Arroyo Grande, CA (KSBY)
Amy Schmidt – Doylestown, PA (WPVI)
Andrew Smith – Madison, AL (WAAY)
Today’s three entrants into the Thunderdome: Eric Park, Christine Kim, and Brad Nehring!
J! round categories:
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
THAT WOMAN CAN SING!
FROM WORLD BOOK: “U”
GIVING YOU THE TIME OF DAY
As a sports fan, I was annoyed Alex didn’t ask for a “which one?” on WORLD BOOK $400 (He “won the Indianapolis 500 race four times”, his brother Bobby won it 3 times) — after all, the intended answer’s son won it twice!
Christine had the best luck on the buzzer over the first part of the first round! Scores at the first break:
The interviews today made me chuckle slightly: Christine’s birthday is April 20; her son posts online that on April 20th that the birthdays of “an insane cruel dictator, and Hitler” are celebrated. Kids, these days…
Back to the game, GOVERNMENT & POLITICS $800 had the Daily Double! Christine got to play it, with scores at:
Christine bet $5,000! Her clue: GOP Congressman Steve Scalise from Louisiana as this post in the House working to persuade others to vote with the party. Her correct response put her at $10,600!
Scores after the J! round:
DJ! round categories:
CNN: WORLD LANGUAGES
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
WORLD LANGUAGES was a video category! And it did not have the Daily Double — woohoo!
Brad was rolling Through The Looking Glass when he got to the first Daily Double in that category at $1600! Scores:
Brad bet $1,500. His clue: In a preface, Lewis Carroll gives the pronunciation of some new words found in this poem. I would have bet more if I were him — and his correct response put him at $13,300!
PHYSICAL SCIENCE $1200 had the last Daily Double; this one was Brad’s as well, just after Alex gave the minute-to-go warning! Scores:
Brad bet $400. I was so stunned by this that I went back to check that I had the scores right! His clue: The exosphere, the edge of the atmosphere, is primarily made of particles of hydrogen & this element. Brad said nitrogen and fell to $13,700!
In spite of Brad picking two $2,000 clues, they were both Triple Stumpers before the end-of-round signal, leading to scores going into Final of:
FJ! category: U.S. CITIES
FJ! clue: In 1846 it had 200 people; 14 years later, thanks to a discovery, it had over 50,000, making it No. 15 in the country
Eric 7200 – 5400 = 1800
Brad 13700 + 13700 = 27400
Christine 14600 + 12801 = 27401
So Christine’ll be back tomorrow to defend!