Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Oz in Jeopardy!

Wow, three Oz clues within a week! My busy life and technical issues prevented me from posting sooner, but now I'm on it! So let's jump in, shall we? First off, from the April 26 show, in the Jeopardy! round one of the categories was How'd They Die? For $400, the clue was:

Jacob, the returning champion, rang in first and correctly responded, "What is crushed by a house?" (I wonder, would "What is home-icide?" have been acceptable?) Jacob went on to win the game, and so the very next day, he got to see this clue, in the Double Jeopardy! round for $1200 dollars in the category of American Authors:
This time, however, it was Marla who rang in first, and correctly asked, "Who is Baum?" Sadly, she didn't win, as Jacob became a three day champion. In fact, as of this writing, he's still a three day champion, because the show took time out from its regular games for the annual Teen Tournament. So of course, in the third match of the quarterfinals, the Double Jeopardy! round had the category Book Learnin' and this clue for $800:
Elyse, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska, rang in first and very obviously replied, "What is The Wizard of Oz?" She went on to win the match and secure an automatic place in the semifinals. (She has since won that, and is now in the finals, as well.) (UPDATE: Elyse went on to totally dominate the finals, too, and won the tournament with over $76,000.)

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