Final Jeopardy: TV Characters
The Final Jeopardy question (12/1/2014), in the category “TV Characters” was:
This 8′ 2″ character made his debut in 1969 and is still going strong.
It’s Kids Week on Jeopardy. That means we will have 5 games with one champ from each game taking home a minimum prize of $15,000 each day. Competing in the first game are: Cerulean Ozarow, from Brooklyn, NY; Will Harter, from Park Ridge, IL; and Victoria Agrinya, from Woodbridge, VA.
Round 1: Victoria found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Holidays and Observances” under the $1,000 clue. There was one category left on the board. She and Will were in a tie for the lead with $4,600 each, $2,400 more than Cerulean. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
In 2010, in honor of the 40th anniversary of this observance, a climate rally & concert was held in Washington D.C. show
After 2 clues in the last category were uncovered, Victoria finished in the lead with $5,800. Will was second with $4,600 and Cerulean was last with $2,600.
Round 2: Cerulean found the first Daily Double in “Vocabulary” under the $1,600 clue. So far, he was the only one answering — he ran the “Islands” category and answered the first 3 clues of this category correctly. That put him in the lead in a big way. He had $11,000, $5,200 more than Victoria in second place. Feeling pretty lucky, he decided to make it a true Daily Double. Alex said his parents just had minor heart attacks in the audience. After enough hesitancy to keep everyone on edge, he came up with the RIGHT answer.
This instrument measures atmospheric pressure; its name used to mean anything that indicates change. show
Cerulean found the last Daily Double in “Kids in Lit” under the $1,600 clue. In the lead with $23,200, he was $17,000 ahead of Victoria in second place. He bet $4,800, and didn’t have a guess so he was WRONG.
This 19th century character asked “Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?” show
Getting the last $2K clue gave Cerulean a runaway with $25,200. Will was next with $11,800 and Victoria was in third place with $11,000.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Big Bird is an 8-foot, 2-inch yellow bird who lives on Sesame Street. Since Sesame Street premiered in 1969, Big Bird has entertained millions of pre-school children and their parents with his wide-eyed wondering at the world… The big yellow bird can roller skate, ice skate, dance, sing, write poetry, draw, and even ride a unicycle — pretty talented for a character described in the TV show’s writer’s guide as a 6-year-old.” (Muppet Wiki)
Victoria wrote down Hercules. She bet and lost it all.
Will thought it was Goofy. He lost his $11,000 bet and finished with $800.
Cerulean wrote down Barney. He only bet $42, which left him with $25,158, well above the minimum prize guarantee. Congrats to him! It was risky but it worked out and now he’s got another great story to tell.
During the chat, Cerulean talked about Halloween a few years ago when he masqueraded as Alex Trebek. They dyed his hair gray and put on a mustache “just because it’s classic Alex”. Then they added a cast on Cerulean’s foot because it was the year that Alex injured his foot chasing a burglar. Trebek was impressed — then Cerulean said no one could tell who he was.
2 years ago:: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Phrase Origins”
This 2-word adjective for “going against accepted speech or conduct” first appeared in a 1933 translation from Izvestia. show