Final Jeopardy: Shakespeare Characters

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14 Responses

  1. Will says:

    Is there any way to watch recent Jeopardy episodes online?

    • VJ says:

      Not that we know of. If there was, I wouldn’t have late recaps when it is preempted for breaking news or, like today, presidential press conferences.

  2. William Weyser says:

    I was very happy that Matt won his 5th game and will be back for the Tournament Of Champions, regardlessly, but at the same time, I feel bad for Greg because I think he must have learned that in order to beat a very good player in Matt Jackson, it’s going to have to take someone who is knowledgable, very fast on the signaling button, very good at hunting for Daily Doubles, very good at wagering on Daily Doubles and for Final Jeopardy!, and hoping that Matt Jackson will have a bad day.

    • VJ says:

      There’s is no reason to feel bad for Greg. He played a very good game and was very knowledgeable. He had a good lead for a while there. Even more than that, as I have often said, I truly admire a player who keeps hanging in there even when it looks like a losing battle.

  3. Tom Clark says:

    How does Matt know these things? Do you know what percentage of the people on Earth can name the moons of Uranus, and then know which one has the same name as one of Shakespeare’s tragic heroines? You know it has to be less than 1%.

    Now, to return to my usual snarky persona: Why, oh why, oh why, would anyone bother writing down a 7-letter name, when they know it can’t be correct and that people like me on the Internet will make fun of them? Or did they not know the names they wrote only had 7 letters? If not, why not?

    Some things are just inexplicable, I guess.

    • Greg says:

      It’s not inexplicable. I answered your question in a post here.

    • VJ says:

      @Tom, I was surprised to learn that a lot of kids probably know the names of the moons of Uranus, esp when I didn’t even know Uranus had moons. LOL. I saw several sites teaching kids specifically about it, like Kids Astronomy. and Cordelia is first on the moon list. So a lot of kids these days might be able to get this answer just from the “innermost” part, without knowing why it is named that.

      I was able to come up with Cressida and Cordelia myself though I really can’t recall anything I ever learned about that planet other than its name. I just went with the wrong lady. As for why they wrote down 7-letter names, I have no idea!

      • Cece says:

        Greg put up a wonderful fight—he could’ve been a champion if he had not faced “Watson II”. I do feel bad for him because he looked devastated at his FJ response.

        I got FJ ’cause I’ve been an Astronomy freak since I was a kid.

        @VJ— “L’astre du jour fait boum…” There it is: 5-day champ, yay!

        • VJ says:

          @Cece. LOL! Je n’entends que Boum! Boum! Boum! — actually he didn’t say it today but he did smack his fist into his other hand like 3x after getting one of the DDs.

          I didn’t even want to talk about his chat segment. I thought that was quite peculiar.

        • Cece says:

          I missed the chat segment, so I don’t know what he said. Yeah, the fist smacking were 3 silent Boums – those big DD bets had me at the edge of my seat.
          We’ll see what happens tomorrow.

    • Cece says:

      @Tom —I guess it’s because nerves get the best of them.

    • Nullifidian says:

      I didn’t know the answer with 100% confidence, but I guessed the right answer since Cordelia is the most famous 8-letter tragic heroine in all of Shakespeare. That could well have been how Matt did it too.

  4. aaaa says:

    43/61. Those on Jboard who surmised Matt would have five lock games in a row were wrong, but just barely wrong.

  5. Dalton Higbee says:

    I was hoping Matt would finally win $35,000 or more tonight. Maybe tomorrow! :)