Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – December 30, 2015

Why does Alex Trebek have a cane? Why does Alex Trebek not move around? Check this out for the answers!

Erik looked like he might have been in my audition group, but I ran the audition group photograph past Liz Fritz and neither one of us think it’s him.

Also, remember that after yesterday’s unusual finish, Ashley Wilson will be on again tomorrow!

Today’s contestants:

Johnny Saunders, a retired convenience store manager from Dallas, TX
Erik Johns, a marketing manager from Chicago, IL
Camille Hooper, an accountant from Port Saint Lucie, Florida (1-day total: $2,799)

Johnny seemed to take the conservative approach on the Daily Doubles, going 2/3, but it appears as though he only wagered a combined $4,000 on them! Will that cost him?

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Johnny $13,000
Erik $9,200
Camille $6,600

Final Jeopardy! category: GERMAN SCIENTISTS

Final Jeopardy! clue: Best known for his theories about planetary orbits, in 1604 he became the first to explain how eyeglasses correct vision

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Who is Johannes Kepler



Camille 6600 – 1001 = 5599 (Copernicus)
Erik 9200 – 9200 = 0 (?)
Johnny 13000 + 0 = 13000

So, Johnny is the first person with the last name Saunders to actually win a game of Jeopardy in the “Archive Era”, and while there are holes in the Archive, I am unaware of any game outside of a Senior’s Tournament semifinal all the way back in 1987.

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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