Seems like that came up a lot more back then, huh? Pretty easy clues here. I wonder how they'd fare today.
I guess it's predictable that seniors in 1991 would pass on the TV SITCOMS category. We'll never know, but I'd put the odds of a Golden Girls clue at approximately 100%.
I wanted a BMS on J7 THE WWII HOME FRONT $200: Major sporting events cancelled in 1940 included Wimbledon & this, slated for Helsinki
They let Dow get away with just "The Olympics". File that under "If I'd known that's all you wanted, I'd have rung in too!" But who wants to lose the coin flip and give the clue to another player? So... Helsinki. Which Olympics would YOU guess?
Wrong! It's Summer! The Winter Olympics for that year were also canceled. (Back then for those who don't remember or are too young, Summer and Winter Olympics occurred in the same year.) The Winter Olympics would have been held in Sapporo, Japan which to me is a far more fascinating fact than the Helsinki Cancellation. (Wasn't that a Big Bang Theory episode title?)
Nice work getting the spelling right on Clark Gable's wife. Since I point out the mistakes, I figure I should highlight the gets as well. And speaking of mistakes... (sorry) J10 THE WWII HOME FRONT $500 has a space between t and his that shouldn't be there.
I found myself completely at a loss on J14 THE EARTH $400: 1 of the "50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth" is not to do this while brushing your teeth
Leave the water running. Seriously? People do that? What is WRONG with you?!?!!?
Dow made a curious comment before wagering on DD1: "Well, I didn't come here to wet my bill; let's bet it all." I'm not sure I've heard "wet my bill" used with that meaning. I'm familiar with "wet my beak" meaning to get a little something for myself out of the (usually illicit) proceeds. But Dow clearly means something like "I didn't come here to go small".
So on J24 SPELLING $400, Alex botched the reading and just didn't let anyone ring in and no other clue was substituted? Or were they allowed to ring in and just chose not to despite only needing to spell the word Alex had started to say?
The response to DJ14 TEXTILES $800 is kind of...
Lame. I'd go with lamé myself.
Got one of the two for FJ, which more than any contestant did and all that was needed.
Got Trenton. If forced to pick a second, I'd have gone with Boston. If told that was wrong, I'd have guessed Atlanta. Denied that, Richmond. I'm not sure how long it would've taken for me to get to Annapolis.
The FJ note confuses me. The system wouldn't let you use the word "select" so you wrote us a note using the word "select" to indicate that "select" is the word it wouldn't let you use?