Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Oz in Jeopardy! — Deluxe Catch-up Edition

"Say, Eric," I can hear you say, "it's been a long time since you've posted any Ozzy Jeopardy! clues. Have there not been any? Is the show off the air? Are you just not watching any more?" None of the above, faithful reader! I've just been busy, and dealing with a few technical issues as well. But all that changes today!

First up, from this year's Teacher's Tournament, and the episode for February 20 comes this clue, in the Jeopardy! (first) round, for $800 dollars in the category Now Go Write That Novel Already:

Brad, a theater teacher from Nashville, got in first and correctly responded with, "What is Wicked?" However, he did not win the game, nor score high enough to return for the semifinals.

Next came this gem, from the March 7 game. This was in the Double Jeopardy! round, worth $800 in the Movie Taglines category:

"Wait a minute, Eric," you are very likely saying, "that's not an Oz clue!" And you would be quite right. But it's here because of an incorrect response from Stephen, a musician from Arlington, Texas. He said, "What is The Wizard of Oz?" Yeah, right! As if! Of course, not recognizing that tagline as being from Pinocchio meant that he deserved to lose — which he did.

Finally, from the March 20 game. This was the $400 clue in the category Movie Quotes, in the Jeopardy! round:

Vince, an actor from New York City, got in first and correctly responded with, "What is The Wizard of Oz?" He did not go on to win the game, but he did keep it close!

So that's your Jeopardy! update for now. I'll try to get further clues up in a more timely manner.

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