Final Jeopardy: Quotable Notables

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15 Responses

  1. TaiwanBill says:

    We were pre-empted last night by the NFL, so I missed this airing. However, just yesterday afternoon, I had occasion to look up Ann Bancroft in “The Miracle Worker” (1960), so Helen Keller first came to mind in checking your website for the final question, as I always do. I never thought of Dickinson or Teresa, but I’m sure their turns will come up again.

    • VJ says:

      Hi TaiwanBill, It’s always cool when you have recently seen something that is related to the final clue and you have a quick connection due to that.

      On the other hand, it’s always not cool when the show is preempted. Hope you get to see it tonight. .

  2. Cece says:

    I was rooting for Doug and yelled at the tv when he lost his runaway on that wrong response. Then, I was like, well we could have our first tiebreaker…but, noooo, Hunter wouldn’t do it for us.

    First, I also thought it was the morbid Emily, but then quickly realized that the hint was ‘see’ and not ‘death’— saved!

    • Cece says:

      P.S. Oh, and where did Mother Teresa come from?

      • McFeisty says:

        I can see that it could have had a religious connotation. Maybe if one does not believe in any religious afterlife, they would not be able to see in the other room? Or there isn’t any other room at all…

      • Cece says:

        Thanks for your insight, McFeisty. I think you may be on to something…

        @VJ, A Bird Came Down…flew into a glass window…hit the ground with a thump and died. There. Lol.

    • VJ says:

      No clue where Mother Teresa came from but Emily Dickinson never crossed my mind even when I was trying to think of possible wrong answers this morning.

      After the fact, I could see why she was thought of but I don’t even think of her in connection with death poems myself. To me, her most famous poem is “A Bird Came Down.”

      I compared that poem in an article about who uses more dashes in their poetry more, Poe or Dickinson, to Poe’s poem “Alone” (talk about morbid!). Emily won

  3. VJ says:

    Someone ought to do “Henry Hudson: The Musical.” With a ship named “The Half Moon,” it’s a wonder no one ever thought of it. It would be so popular, he would never be a triple stumper again

  4. lou says:

    Helen Keller i remember studying about her back in middle school. Also vj do you know if beethoven had similar trairs with keller since they were both deaf?

    • VJ says:

      I don’t see any similarity between those two, Lou. Helen Keller became deaf and blind before she was 2 years old after a severe illness. Beethoven didn’t experience any hearing loss until around 30 years old, far as I know

  5. VJ says:

    @Jacob, I thought of you on Debbi’s first DD. Do you get free parking? LOL!

    Keith Williams was watching Final Jeopardy on youtube with Ben Ingram. Here’s the link

    And here is a link to 9 more clues from this match

    • jacob ska says:

      VJ, lol. My family looked at me on that DD, laughed, and said “You never paid for parking in the first place.” Faculty don’t pay for parking space. Don’t know where the clue writers got that information. Once we are retired we do carry the title with numerous perks.

      • jacob ska says:

        Btw, “Emeritus” means professor for the rest of a retired faculty member’s life so the free parking on campus is an automatic extension of being a full professor.