Saturday, February 14, 2015

Oz in Jeopardy!

Oh, they had a good game way back on January 21 (which was also, coincidentally, my birthday). It didn't start off so promising, with a pretty standard Jeopardy! round. And the Double Jeopardy! round was a theme board, with the categories Cotton Is King, The Blue & The Grey, "Civil", War, Gone with the Wind, and 1865 America. Yikes! That didn't look Ozzy at all! But there was one clue in, of all categories, Gone with the Wind that made me think, you, I'll be blogging this one. For $2000, the clue was:

None of them wanted to guess that the director was Victor Fleming, and that other 1939 blockbuster was, of course, The Wizard of Oz. I found it curious that they didn't actually mention that — until, towards the end of the round, the $1600 clue in Cotton Is King was revealed, and it was a Daily Double! Erin, the challenger in the middle, wagered $2000, and was given this clue:
Of course she correctly replied, "What is gingham?" Despite being the only one to get an Oz clue correct, she didn't win the game, however.

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