Final Jeopardy: U.S. Landmarks
The Final Jeopardy question (10/14/2015) in the category “U.S. Landmarks” was:
For its 50th anniv. In 2012, the roof of this landmark was temporarily repainted its original color, Galaxy Gold.
Superchamp, Matt Jackson can beat Julia Collins’ 20-day winnings ($428,100) today if he knocks this game out of the park. His 13-day total is $411,612. Two opponents are on hand to try to get in a buzz or two: Sally Hatfield, originally from Lakeview, MI; and Michael Baker, from New York, NY.
Round 1: Matt found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “DC-3” under the $800 clue. He was the only one with any money ($600). He bet the $1,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
In-flight service included cookies and a choice of coffee, tea and this beverage that was appropriately used to christen Delta’s first DC-3, “The City of Atlanta”. show
Matt finished in the lead with $6,000. Michael was second with $4,800 and Sally was last with $2,800. During the break, Matt informed the judges that he was mistakenly credited with a correct answer on a 2-Letter Words that begin with “A” clue: $800 – French term meaning “with the.”
Alex thought he was mispronouncing “au” but Matt said “al.” So a big There! to those who doubted Matt’s integrity on the $5 flap, and yeah, the closed caption said “au” even though you could hear the “L” sound. His score was reduced by $1,600 and Matt fell down to second place with $4,400. But not for long…
Round 2: Matt found the first Daily Double in “Compound Words” under the $1,200 clue. He was back in the lead with $6,800, $800 more than Michael in second place. He bet $5,000 and he was RIGHT.
Time Teller + sagacious = a direction. show
Michael found the last Daily Double in “Curses” under the $1,600 clue. In second place with $11,200, he only had $4,200 less than Matt’s lead. He bet $4,400 and he was RIGHT.
This president broke Tecumseh’s Curse, in which presidents elected every 20th year, beginning in 1840, died in office. show
Matt got the $2,000 clue in “Curses” right before time ran out, enabling him to finish in the lead with $17,800. Michael was next with $17,600 and Sally was in third place with $7,600.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS THE SEATTLE SPACE NEEDLE?
Miller Paints has a “Back in Time” page devoted to Galaxy Gold: “The Space Needle, Seattle’s most known landmark debuted at the Worlds Fair in 1962. It was painted a shade of what would be best described as Crayola’s burnt-sienna orange. The designers however called it ‘Galaxy Gold’. The Space Needle hasn’t adorned that color in quite some time, but to commemorate the landmarks 50th Anniversary it’s going to its RETRO roots as it were, and being painted Galaxy Gold again!…”
Sally came up with Cape Canaveral. She bet and lost it all.
Michael thought it was Dodgers Stadium. He lost his $2,399 bet and finished with $15,201.
Matt wrote down “the Kennedy Center.” That cost him $17,401 and the title. He finished with $399. So Michael Baker is the new champ and the only person in two weeks who can get an “I Beat Matt Jackson” T-shirt.
Kudos to Michael on his FJ bet. We’ll be seeing him tomorrow and we will be seeing Matt Jackson again next month since he will now be in the upcoming Tournament of Champions.
@Tom Clark: Here’s a link to Windex coupons for your crystal ball. :-)
Michael is a travel media editor. During the chat, he talked about his love of Broadway shows and how in one particular year, he managed to see every new show that came out.
2 years ago:: NEITHER of the two players left in FJ got this one in “Female Singers”
In 2013, she became only the third female singer after Aretha Franklin & Madonna to chart over 40 Top 40 Hits. show