I was thrilled to find out tonight that Jeopardy! was not pre-empted by basketball on Friday. Don't get me wrong - I like March Madness okay and I did fill out a bracket (or three). But I'd rather watch Jeopardy! then anything else. But while I'm talking basketball, I might mention that the Husker women (#1 seed) beat the University of Northern Iowa today. Now if only fellow Big 12 school Kansas could've beaten that school's men!
Anyway, Jeopardy! just snuck in there on Friday. In fact, the episode started with a "joining in progress" message, but all that was missed was the introduction of the players. Phew!
I should've played on my Challenger tonight; I was on a serious tear the whole game, and I felt in the groove right away. Today's episode featured 1-day champ Jim Banks of Connecticut (loved the Husker red sweater), Sarah Bright of LA, and Kristian Zoerhoff of IL. Near the end of Double Jeopardy, Kristian selected the Daily Double. He had $21200, Sarah had $6800, and Jim had $10800. I was impressed with how quickly Kristian knew he had to wager $500 and respond correctly (or really, $401) to put a lock on the game. And that's what he did. Here's the clue in Biblical Paintings: "In a fresco at the Sistine Chapel, Pietro Perugino depicted 'The Giving of the Keys' to him."* There was one more clue in the round, which Sarah answered correctly.
I got this Final Jeopardy right and no one else did, in 1940s Music History: "While writing for Billboard magazine, legendary producer Jerry Wexler coined this phrase to replace 'race music.'" (Hint: Sarah said hip hop, Jim said rock and roll, and Kristian said jazz.)
Tomorrow, I will be playing along on my Challenger. (Now watch me lose big.)
Here are some of my scores:
Jim Banks, CT 19599
Jessica Shafer, TX 17199
Amanda Baber, OK 1
Melissa Prepster, TX 19395
Ted Barnett, WI 7400
Jason Richards, ME 15000
*Peter, rhythm and blues
Recaps and commentary on Jeopardy! episodes, from two devoted fans. Jeanie was on Jeopardy! March 28, 2012!