Final Jeopardy: Notable American Women

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  1. Nullifidian says:

    Well, this game put paid to Matt’s aura of omniscience if he thinks that Pete Seeger was a country singer, rather than a folk singer, and still alive in 2015 to promote a memoir (he died in January 2014).

    That said, that was the among the most disappointing set of answers I’ve seen for a category. With all the genuinely interesting and literary memoirs out there, THIS is what they come up with? Not to mention, at least some of these books they mentioned weren’t memoirs. Memoir is a subcategory of autobiography, not a synonym, that deals with specific moments and events of interest in the author’s life. I can’t imagine, for example, that Willie Nelson’s autobiography is anything other than a complete account of his life story.

    • VJ says:

      Omniscient he may not be, but he does know a whole helluva lot for a 23-year-old, And, it’s not the first time he took a wrong guess on a recording artist. In A Cool Category (Monday, I think), he went with L.L. Cool J (Ladies Love Cool James) instead of Coolio on the Artis Ivey clue. (Shrug). His brain is probably a gigantic filing cabinet and now he knows that. LOL.

  2. Tom Clark says:

    Trebek has always irritated me with his attempts at accents and imitations, but never so much as today with his admittedly awful but obvious imitation of Eleanor Roosevelt when he read the FJ clue. I was thinking Shirley Temple until he did that and then I knew it was E.R., and I figured they’d all get it.

    But Matt, who knows such an incredible lot of things, didn’t catch on. Maybe he never heard E.R. talk.

    • Cece says:

      So you should be grateful to Trebek’s awful imitation for helping you figure out the answer, yes? I didn’t catch on either, as I never heard her speak.

  3. rhonda says:

    Anna Freud came up in today’s game, just as it did in the Anna category in today’s Spoiler Talk.

    • VJ says:

      Yes, Rhonda! The show was preempted down here for Obama’s press conference so that’s why the recap was late. I got to listen to it thanks to my grandson. And I heard that Anna Freud one. Also, my new favorite —

      It’s a place to keep water, dog. LOL!!!!

      • Marilyn Ahrenhoerster says:

        I watched the show, but can’t remember what that referred to. Could you clue me in?

        • VJ says:

          Reservoir Dogs, Marilyn.

          Here’s a link to the AWESOME Little Green Bag intro from that movie.

        • Cece says:

          I agree, VJ, that was a funny clue. Btw, I have you to thank for getting Ana Freud tonight by doing “A Whole Category” in the spoiler page earlier today.

          So Matt has 5 locked games so far — truly remarkable. I found it interesting that he didn’t ring once in the Songs category. Also, they sneaked a sports clue in a DD but he nailed it; I didn’t think he knew much about sports.

        • VJ says:

          That was a cool coincidence. They happen every now and then. It was even funnier to me because when I saw the FJ clue this morning, I was wishing my Quote of the Day was by E.R. hee hee hee

        • Marilyn Ahrenhoerster says:

          Thanks, VJ. You are awesome.

        • VJ says:

          awwww…. Thanks, Marilyn :-) :-)

  4. Lou says:

    congrats to matt Jackson once again for a well played game! His total has placed him up there with Kerry Greene and Alex Jacob who were both six time jeopardy champs. By the way what were the stumpers for today?

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