Friday, July 06, 2018

Oz in Jeopardy!

When I saw the category Authors' Fictional Places in the Jeopardy! round of the February 7, 2018 game, I was hopeful that this would yield something Ozzy. But they got through the whole category and found this clue at $1000:

So, yeah, no Oz. So imagine my surprise when the defending champion, Sean, rang in and responded, "Who is Baum?" Okay, it turned out to be Ozzy after all! But because he got it wrong, Sean lost $1000. Neither of the challengers even tried to guess, "Who is C. S. Lewis?" (Those who know of it know, I'm sure, that Calormen is south of Narnia.) Sean did not go on to win the match, and ended up as only a two-day champion.

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