Final Jeopardy: Fictional Couples

The Final Jeopardy question (1/25/2016) in the category “Fictional Couples” was:

Among the guests attending their anniversary party in 2005 celebrating 75 years were Dick Tracy, Dilbert & Dennis the Menace.

New champ Fred Vaughn won $16,000 in last Friday’s game. Today he goes for a second win against these two players: Adrien Schless-Meier, from Washington, DC; and Steven Wolfe, from Laguna Hills, CA.

Round 1 Categories: Bee Words – Annual Events – Bills, Bills, Bills – What’d I Say – On this Continent – “At” the Movies

Fred found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “What’d I Say” under the $1,000 clue, with 6 clues left after it. He was in the lead with $5,400, $4,400 more than Adrien in second place. He bet $1,000 and thought it was Grant. That was WRONG.

Abe Lincoln: “If” this general “isn’t going to use his army, I’d like to borrow it for a time.” show

Fred finished in the lead with $4,400. Steven was second with $2,800 and Adrien was last with $2,400.

Round 2 Categories: Spelling Bee Words – Treaties – Geographical Music Groups – Women Authors – Languages – Inventive Minds

Fred found the first Daily Double in “Languages” under the $1,200 clue. After cleaning up in “Music Groups”, he was now in the lead with $11,600, $7,600 more than Adrien in second place. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.

It’s spoken in & around Guangzhou & its name includes the city’s old name. show

Adrien found the last Daily Double in “Women Authors” under the $1,600 clue. She was in second place with $5,200 now, $11,600 less than Fred’s lead. She bet $3,600 and she was RIGHT.

In “Delta Wedding” Eudora Welty told the tale of a large Southern plantation family in this state. show

Fred finished in the lead with $16,800. Adrien was next with $9,200 and Steven was in third place with $7,200.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHO ARE BLONDIE & DAGWOOD?

The 75th anniversary of ‘Blondie’ is Sept. 8 [2005], but the comic will begin marking the milestone this Sunday… according to King Features Syndicate…. The anniversary story line will also be referenced in other comics — and not just King ones. King said the participating features will include ‘B.C.,’ ‘Beetle Bailey,’ ‘Bizarro,’ ‘Curtis,’ ‘Dick Tracy,’ ‘For Better or For Worse,’ ‘Garfield,’ ‘Gasoline Alley,’ ‘Hagar the Horrible,’ ‘Marvin,’ ‘Mother Goose & Grimm,’ ‘Mutts,’ ‘The Family Circus,’ ‘The Wizard of Id,’ and ‘Zits.’ … Meanwhile, Young will feature characters from these and other comics — including ‘Dennis the Menace’ and ‘Dilbert’ — in the ‘Blondie’ story line. Also, George and Laura Bush will appear in caricature. (Editor & Publisher)

Steven drew a blank. He bet it all and finished with zero.

Adrien came up with Archie & Veronica. She also bet it and lost everything.

Fred got it right. He bet $3,500 bet so he won this match with $20,300. His 2-day total is $36,300.

Final Jeopardy Results for January 25, 2016

These “Treaties” clues were the last two triple stumpers in the game, one right after the other:

$1600 – The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty was signed in 1972 by President Nixon & this Soviet leader. (one wrong answer: Khrushchev)
$2000 – Opening China to Western trade, 1842’s Treaty of Nanjing ended this war that sounds like it had sleepy soldiers.

2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “British Government”

This office is named for a tablecloth imprinted with squares that was once used as an abacus. show

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5 Responses

  1. JEOPARDY says:

    Kinda easy fj today..

    If really into comic strips etc..

  2. VJ says:

    This is the way I remember the rhyme about the Bumsteads that we used to jump rope to when I was a kid:

    Blondie and Dagwood went downtown
    Blondie bought an evening gown
    Dagwood bought a pair of shoes
    And Cookie stayed home and read the news

    Cookie was their daughter.

    • jacob ska says:

      Amazing you still remember. :)

      • VJ says:

        Probably not amazing. I remember a lot of things that rhyme, nursery rhymes, poems, songs etc and when I want to annoy my kids it comes in pretty handy. It comes in handy for entertaining my grandkids too.

  3. Leena says:

    For Adrien’s DD, I saw 25,200 as her score and I was like O MY JESUS!