MarkBarrett wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:33 am
Today Jesse was able to use a double 5600 on DD2 and a sole solve on the FJ! clue to take the title.
He didn't need the solve since he wisely wagered to win on a triple stumper. The solve did get him an extra $3600 minus taxes to buy himself something nice. So, definitely worth it.
Add me to the list of those who expected a reversal on Charlie "Birdman" Parker. I wonder if Sarah was thinking of Clint Eastwood, director of the 1988 film Bird
which reminded her of his starring role in 1979's Escape from Alcatraz
which made her think of the 1962 film Birdman of Alcatraz
. Yeah, that's probably it.
I went with Belgrade for that DD but had some misgivings when Opusdottir guessed Bucharest. I still felt my answer was stronger, but Bucharest isn't ridiculously far off. About 55 miles north of the Danube according to Google. Give it some urban sprawl and it'll get there in 20 years, tops.
I got Goody Two Shoes and nominate that for the weekly poll. Along with another box for those who guessed Polyanna, if there's room. I think that's a darned good guess, though 1765 is too early. Looking back over it, I notice I ran the CHILDREN'S LIT category, including the Thumbelina
TS. Yay me.
I also ran NICKNAMES and FIGHTING FOR AN OSCAR. In the latter category, I precalled Robert De Niro, thus accurately predicting the subject matter that would be covered.
I also got Morse which was a surprising TS, especially when Jeff gave the other two time to think by guessing Bell. 1844 inventor somehow connected with sending messages. I have to think that all three could have made their way to the correct response fairly quickly if they hadn't been under the lights. A sobering thought for those of us who are killing it from the couch when we imagine it would be just like that for us under game conditions.
On the other hand, I failed to register the key word in the clue asking for "the ORIGINAL last name of the animated Fred and Wilma". So I looked at a picture of flagstones and called them flintstones.
Poor Sarah clearly needed to say "Salome" out loud to get what she knew to be a wrong response out of her head. As soon as she gave up and blurted it out, the mental pipes cleared and Scheherazade was next in line. She said it immediately but not quick enough to beat Alex's neg or the buzzer. Fortunately it didn't matter since she wouldn't have won on her FJ miss even from first place. It's a clean loss on the heels of some cliffhanger victories. She's going home with a lot of good memories.
(As a side note, did the mention of Scheherazade remind anyone of the time Scott Lord got robbed of his 6th win
for using the perfectly acceptable spelling "Scherazade"? Just me? Never mind then. What a ripoff
I came to the correct guess fairly quickly on FJ and would have been comfortable naming the question or the company. I spent the rest of my time trying to remember the Charles Schwab slogan that came out in that timeframe, plus or minus 10 years. I knew it involved the name "Chuck" and I was pretty sure it wasn't a question. So I wasn't too worried by my inability to recall it. But if FJ had been asking for "Talk to Chuck", I'd have been sunk.