Monday, November 05, 2012

Oz in Jeopardy!

I'm a little behind in things, as this episode of Jeopardy! is from over a week ago, last Friday, October 26. But it's up now, and that's the important part. And when I saw this category in the Jeopardy (i.e., first) round:

I got a little excited. Knowing Jeopardy!, however, it could just as easily have been about how much Dr. Mehmet Oz can bench press, or Australian foreign policy dominance of the South Pacific. But by the time the contestants finally got to it (they avoided it for some time), it proved to be very much up my alley, as this was the first clue uncovered, for $200:
Keith, the returning champion, rang in first and correctly responded, "What is Kansas?" He went on to other clues, but came back eventually and went to the bottom, uncovering this clue for $1000:
Nobody even wanted to try it, so no buzzers rang, and Alex had to tell them that the word was humbug. (I just looked it up, and sure enough, it's the Scarecrow who first calls him a humbug in the book as well as in The Movie.) Keith then chose the $800 clue:
Meredith, the challenger at the right hand lectern, correctly asked, "What are pins and needles?" ... and then the end-of-the-round signal beeped, and we never got to see the final two clues. Darn. (Keith, by the way, went on to win the game again, and eventually became a seven-time champion.)

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