Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Oz in Jeopardy!

The "Oz" clues of late have been a little lame, but that all changed with the July 18, 2017 game. I was pretty sure when I saw this category in the Double Jeopardy! round:

...I was pretty sure that there would be an Oz clue. But it turned out to be even Ozzier than I realized, thanks to one Oz actress and her witch movie. So, I thought I'd just share the entire category. It started off when Darcy, the challenger in the middle, chose the $400 clue:
Martin, the challenger on the right, correctly responded, "What is The Wizard of Oz?" (Okay, that's the Ozziest part out of the way.) He then chose the next clue, for $800:
Deborah, the defending champion, got in first and guessed, "What is Practical Magic?" She was wrong. Darcy then guessed, "What is The Craft? She was also wrong, but remember those responses for later. Martin then chimed in with, "What is The Witches of Eastwick?" He was also wrong, and Alex told them that the correct response is, "What is Bewitched?" Martin then chose the $1200 clue, which was:
Darcy got in first, and correctly replied, "What is The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe? (Narnia is a close cousin to Oz, so that justifies its inclusion in this blog, at least when it pops up in a categor with Oz in it as well.) She then chose the $1600 clue:
Deborah said, "What is Practical Magic?" again, and this time she was right! She chose the final clue for $2000:
Yes, the Fairuza Balk who also played Dorothy in Return to Oz, hence my putting the entire category here. Deborah got in ahead of Darcy, and so she got to ask, "What is The Craft?" again as well. Deborah went on to barely edge out Darcy for the win, and Martin, who was the only one to get the actual Oz clue right, was a distant third.

Only one more clue from this season to go, kids!

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