Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Oz in Jeopardy!

Again, they didn't waste any time, as only one day after the last clue I gave, and only the third game of the season, this clue turned up for $600 in the category "Wild" Movies (in which each correct response contains the word "wild") in the Jeopardy! round:

This time, defending champion Laura rang in first, but incorrectly responded, "What is Wild Orchid?" Neither challenger tried, so the response "What is Wild at Heart?" became a triple stumper. And in case you're wondering why I'm including this movie in an Oz blof, then you have not seen Wild at Heart, as there are all kinds of Oz allusions in it, culminating in this scene which, sadly, I can't embed (CAUTION: Some strong language—hey, it's from a David Lynch film, what did you expect!)

Laura came close, but ended up losing this game. So getting the vaguely Ozzy clue wrong did not work out in her favor. So far this season, my theory is actually holding up.

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