Final Jeopardy: Television

The Final Jeopardy question (1/1/2015), in the category “Television” was:

Set to the song “You’ve Got Time”, a montage of real women who were incarcerated is in the opening credits of this series.

4x champ Vaughn Winchell is up to $78,302 in winnings. His opponents today are: Elan Sherbill, from Chicago, IL; and Page Krugman, from Nashville, TN. Let’s see who brought their A game on the first day of 2015.

Round 1: Elan found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Little, John” under the $800 clue. He was in second place with $4,200, $600 behind Vaughn’s lead. He bet $2,000 and could not come up with a guess so he was WRONG.

Beginning with a word that means immeasurably great, it means exceedingly small. show

Vaughn finished in the lead with $5,800. Page was second with $3,800 and Elan was last with $2,200.

Round 2: Page found the first Daily Double in “European Rulers” under the $1,200 clue. She was in third place with $5,800, $2,000 less than Elan’s lead. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.

This French king’s attempt to escape his fate is known as the Flight to Varennes. show

Vaughn found the last Daily Double in “Science” under the $1,600 clue. He was in a tie for the lead with Elan. They both had $11,400 and Page was right behind them with $10,000. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.

Disease-specific genes have been found that could help tell psoriasis from this skin affliction, aiding in treatment. show

Vaughn finished in the lead with $19,400. Page was next with $12,400 and Elan was in third place with $12,200.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK”?

One asset of the Netflix original series “is Regina Spektor’s original theme song “You’ve Got Time,” which she wrote exclusively for the show’s creator, Jenji Kohan (who also created Weeds). This isn’t the first time the two have collaborated: Spektor covered the Weeds theme song “Little Boxes,” and a few of her other tracks were used in the show. However, this was the first time that Spektor had ever written a theme song from scratch.” (Rolling Stone)

Elan bet $5,000 and finished with $17,200.

Page bet $12,001. That brought her up to $24,401.

Vaughn bet $5,401 and won this match with $24,801. His 5-day total is $103,103.

FJ Results: 1-1-15

2 years ago:: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Sex & the Constitution”

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, it’s the number of the only one to contain the word “sex”. show

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13 Responses

  1. Cece says:

    Congratulations to Vaughn on his 5th win!

    I want to wish all posters a very happy and prosperous New Year. Feliz Ano Novo, John!

    To Tom, I wish you a healthy year. May you feel your usual self again in no time.

    A special THANK YOU to VJ, for her hard work and professionalism.

    Eric, happy New Year! I’ve added twitter to my list of resolutions :) :)

    • john blahuta says:

      muito obrigado, cece.voce e um fa de futebol,como eu? gosto particularmente futebol britanico,espanhol e america do sul.voce ja esteve no estadio do maracana?sempre quis ir la!! e com wembley o mais famoso estadio!

      • Cece says:

        No John, I’m not a fan of “futebol”. Yes, I’ve been to Maracana on several occasions, but not to attend a game :)

    • Tom Clark says:

      Cece, you warmed the cockles of my heart with your lovely wish for me — every last cockle!

      I do want to point out that my “usual self” was nothing to write home about as it was.

      I wish you a happy, successful and healthy year, too. If wishing worked, wouldn’t this be a wonderful world?!

      • Cece says:

        Yeah,if wishing worked this would indeed be a wonderful world. But if it serves to warm the hearts of those we care about, let’s keep wishing…

        Thanks for warming mine with your message.

  2. john blahuta says:

    correct dd after a courageous bet, correct fj answer AND bet,over 100 K. the way things have been going he would probably have been already qualified for the ToC after yesterday, but now he is in for sure and on a roll. good start for him (although taped when.. ???) and for us.not to shabby i would say!

    btw, netflix trades now for almost 23 times the price when it went public in 2002. the IPO was $15.00 then, currently trading around $ 340.00 per share. not too shabby either. that’s about adding 30% each year to the previous year since 2002. just a little more than your savings account pays you :):)

    and although i have not seen today’s show yet, it seems that vaughn is gaining momentum and confidence. a gutsy bet on that dd. those things can always backfire.
    so: congratulations all around.i still have not seen a real weakness the way vaughn plays. finally a consistant player who also can do his math and who may go quite far (i hope i didn’t jinx it for him …)

    AGAIN,HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU!
    (and i hope your hangover – if you even had one- is gone by now….??!!)
    hopefully this game will be a good omen for the year to come, in ALL areas!

    • jacob ska says:

      @John, you are definitely watching the game cause you forgot NFLX had a 2:1 stock split in 2004. Split-adjusted its ipo price was about $7.50 which means given its current price it’s trading almost 46 times NFLX’s original price. That is what I call smoking on all cylinders in spite of a down year in 2014. I think that was profit taking though.

      • john blahuta says:

        sure was,and blockbuster could have bought it for a song, but declined. talk about bad decisions. but in the very beginning things WERE a little shaky. not anymore….

  3. aaaa says:

    48/59 gotten right for me, the game must not be that hard. FInally a potential competitor for the TofC.

  4. Dalton Higbee says:

    Yes! I got it. Vaughn Winchell is our first 5-time champion and went over the $100,000 mark since Julia Collins.

  5. Carson Guy Sowers says:

    He now has a spot in the ToC (Tournament of Champions)

  6. jacob ska says:

    Vaughn what a way to start the new year. Great game.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to all fikkle famers!