Montgomery County ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant on Pa. Businesses: Either Didn’t Know or Was Too Slow
Melissa Klapper from Merion Station, recently struggled with a geographically significant Jeopardy! category. PennLiveTrib reported her difficulty.
Klapper — a professor at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey — has been auditioning for Jeopardy since she was a teen, according to the college’s website.
On the episode, Klapper and her opponents faced the category “Made in Pa.”
Its five clues were:
- [T]his iconic confection is made by the family-owned Just Born candy company in Bethlehem
- Formerly named for founders Binney & Smith, this brand’s colorful products continue to roll out in Easton, Pennsylvania
- Fans of these from Pennsylvania’s C.F. Martin & Co. have included Muddy Waters, Hank Williams, and Willie Nelson
- This company celebrated its 90th anniversary issuing two new special edition lighters for the occasion
- X marks the spot for this brand of bakeware and bowls made in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, for over half a century
Klapper went 0 for 5, either by drawing blanks or buzzing too late.
The correct responses (not in question form) are:
Regardless of her 0 for 5 record with these particular answers, Klapper won the game.
She later retired as a three-day Jeopardy! champ with $42,200.
The full account of Melissa Klapper and her game-show appearance resides at this online spot.
Correct response: What is PennLiveTrib?
More on the Pennsylvania firm behind $600 clue presented to Melissa Klapper on Jeopardy!
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