Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Oz in Jeopardy!

The very next day after my last post about Jeopardy!—in other words, on the April 14, 2015 show—there were two more clues of interest, one not terribly Ozzy and one quite plainly Ozzy. So, here's the first one, from the category R.I.P. in the Jeopardy! round, for $200:

Alex, still the defending champion, rang in first and asked, "What is 7-Up?" This is Ozzy because Holder, who died just last year, was the director and costume designer for The Wiz when it first debuted on Broadway (forty years ago now, if you can believe it), and won two Tony Awards for that. Here's an example of one of his classic 7-Up commercials:

Normally, that wouldn't be Ozzy enough for me to include it here unless there were another Oz clue anyway. Yes, the truly big Ozzy clue came in the Double Jeopardy! round. In fact, it was the first clue uncovered, in the category Movie Costumes for $400:

Again, Alex rang in first and gave the correct response, "Who is the Cowardly Lion?" He again dominated the game so much that he had a huge lead going into Final Jeopardy! and could not be caught, but I doubt that could be attributed solely to these two clues.

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