Daily analysis, Thursday, January 2
Can our champ keep things rolling on the second day of 2014?
Unfortunately, not – two True Daily Doubles cost him big time, including that head-scratcher, confusing the Dred Scott decision with Plessy v. Ferguson. (A few decades off.) A great run for a very solid champion, though.
Jerry Slowik: 800
Sarah Olson: 12,800
Rachel Samberg: 4,800
This is a “double lock”, leaving little room for interpretation. We’ll just go to the scores instead.
The Final Jeopardy! clue for January 2, 2014:
The Final Jeopardy! category: ACTORS
IN THE ’50s HE WON A TONY FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR & A BEST ACTOR OSCAR FOR PLAYING THE SAME ROLE, A MONARCH
Correct response: Who is Yul Brynner?