Final Jeopardy: 20th Century America
The Final Jeopardy question (1/2/2015), in the category “20th Century America” was:
In 1923 Fanny Brice made news by having this procedure, later rejected by a woman portraying her.
5x champ Vaughn Winchell brought his winnings up to a whopping $103,103 yesterday. Today he takes on these two players: Elliot Yates, from New York, NY; and Mike Blaha, originally from Homestead, FL.
Round 1: Vaughn found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “In My Cabinet” under the $800 clue. He was in the lead with $4,600, $1,800 more than Elliot in second place. He bet $1,800 and he was RIGHT.
George Romney, John Connally, John Mitchell. show
Vaughn finished in the lead with $7,200. Elliot was second with $5,000 and Mike was last with $3,200.
Round 2: Elliot found the first Daily Double in “Crossword Clues ‘D'” under the $1,600 clue. He was running this first category and was now in the lead with $7,400, $200 more than Vaughn in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
The usually wealthy widow of a king. show
Vaughn found the last Daily Double in “Penn. Pals” under the $800 clue. In second place with $8,000, he had $3,600 less than Elliot’s lead. He bet $3,400 and he was RIGHT.
This General from Uniontown won the 1953 Nobel Peace Prize for his plan helping European Recovery. show
Vaughn finished in the lead with $18,200. Elliot was next with $16,000 and Mike was in third place with $2,400.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
In 1927, Fanny Brice gave her nose job as a reason why her marriage to Nicky Arnstein fell apart: “Fanny’s lawyer told the judge that Nicky had first become attracted to Fanny because she resembled his mother. After Fanny had her nose job, Nicky’s lost interest in her. Nicky had something called an Oedipus Complex.”
Singer and actress Barbra Streisand played Brice in “Funny Girl”, on Broadway and in a 1968 film. She talked about her unique nose and her reasons for not getting a nose job with Playboy Magazine in 1977 and with Barbara Walters in 1985.
Mike got it right. He bet $2,399 bet and finished with $4,799.
Elliot got it too. He bet $2,201 and that brought him up to $18,201.
Vaughn thought it was a face lift. He lost $13,801 so he ended up in third place with $4,399, making Elliot the new Jeopardy! champ.
Congrats to Elliot. We’ll be seeing him again on Monday.
Elliot Yates is an opera producer but he didn’t talk about opera during the chat. He talked about his second roommate, the top half of a mannequin named Kipper, and their encounter with the police on the Grand Central Parkway when he was moving to New York. “We get all kinds,” Alex joked. It’s a safe bet that this part will be on youtube very soon.
2 years ago:: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Imaginary Characters”
For a 1912 play they were dubbed Blick, Flick, Glick, Snick, Plick, Whick & Quee; 25 years later, they got new names. show