Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Update & Story

Congratulations are in order for Charles. His performance last night was stellar!

I heard an interesting story about last night's show. You may have noticed that Charles let out a significant sigh immediately after he clinched the contest with his answer to Final Jeopardy. It seems the producers cut 20 minutes from the tape while the judges debated Charles' answer. He wrote "What is Dr. Zivago?" The correct spelling is "Zhivago." Charles' relief with the judges' decision was deserved. For the lack of an "h" he might have lost last night's competition.

Keep watching! Charles will be competing tonight and tomorrow night. Third place is guaranteed $25,000; second place, $50,000; and first place, $100,000. Charles and Jeopardy, as you might imagine, are the talk of the village!

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  1. Anonymous8:54 AM

    Charles is on fire! Can't believe I'm rooting for a guy I don't know on a show I don't even watch.

  2. Anonymous12:01 PM

    I be rooting him. Somewhere My Love woo hooo!!!! he's my kind of guy, rasslin' with the proper spelling of book titles and such. You know, I watched the movie, didn't read the book --yet. Should though, to see how much of the book they left out --in that moving picture.

  3. Woo hoo, Charles! We'll be rooting for you...and we have a good feeling about it!

  4. Anonymous1:42 PM

    Zivago...Zhivago-potato...potatoh What the "H---"! Carles deserved it.

  5. debbie s.3:43 PM

    its a trivia show not a spelling contest :P glad the producers conceded that! way to go charles! WHOOOPEEE!

  6. As well they should have honored the answer since Russian Cyrillic alphabet spellings can vary!

  7. Anonymous7:57 PM

    HOORAY for Charles the Jeopardy champion! it was such fun watching him win tonight.
    Sherrill & Bill Page

  8. Anonymous7:41 AM

    There is no stopping Ocracoke's Charles Temple!!!!

    Just day, there will be an entire exhibit at OPS museum and it will feature Charles Temple, Ocracoke's own English teacher extraordinare, who made it to the Jeopardy Finals!!!!

    So exciting!