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.
The 75th anniversary of ‘Blondie’ is Sept. 8 , 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.
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