Final Jeopardy: Recording History

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14 Responses

  1. Ken Brown says:

    I thought Caruso was an easy guess, and the only one from that era.

  2. VJ says:

    There was a whole opera category in October 2015 where Alex Trebek was at the Met and in one of them, he was wearing Enrico Caruso’s costume from “I Pagliacci.” The video of the whole category is still on the weekly recap

  3. Robert Anderson says:

    Asked for the name of the man, he answered “Mt. McKinley”. You never know what Jeopardy will nitpick and reject, or what it will accept.

  4. Robert Anderson says:

    Horney Toad should be acceptable, but I guess they went with the official state name.

  5. Samantha Rausch says:

    Thank you posting this information everyday. Where I am, FJ was never aired. After the category was announced, it went to commercial and never came back. The next show began and I rewound the recording 3 times thinking it happened so quick that I must have missed it.. Rooting for Sam as I happen to live in Oklahoma too.

  6. Lou says:

    I just love that scene with the horned frog and the horny toad. But seriously though Alexander Bell and Thomas Edison were inventors of the phonograph and the telephone and they were not musicians. So for the two opponents that came up with those had no knowledge of music history from the early years. So they had no business going on jeopardy.

    Congrats to sam once again, and also Vj happy holidays to you and wishing you and your family a joyful christmas. Also was caruso a jazz musician?

    • VJ says:

      @Lou, Well, Vinnie certainly had his Shakespeare on lock. Molly seemed to be having a hard time getting in on the buzzer between the 2 guys.

      Caruso was an opera singer. Listen to the video Also, the information part in the recap explains how popular opera was in the early 1900s.

    • I dunno… I thought Caruso was the obvious answer, but since Edison’s company and equipment were used to produced the recording, and the question was not crystal clear, I didn’t think Molly’s answer was totally unfounded. I think she might have a case to make for getting second place. She had no shot at anything else.

  7. VJ says:

    I gotta put in that $600 triple stumper from the Beastly State Symbols over here. It was so funny! The clue: Texas calls its state reptile a horned lizard; Wyoming uses this amphibian name for a related animal

    Vinnie said “horned frog” and Sam said “horny toad,” and Molly didn’t buzz in. So Alex said “What is the horned toad.” Then he deadpanned: “Not horny. Different connotation.” LOL! I love it when Alex deadpans.

    LINK: 9 more clues from this match

    • Cece says:

      Yeah, that was really funny, especially Alex’s expression when he said it.

      Merry Christmas to you and your family, VJ. And to all FF visitors, Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanza, or whatever you celebrate. :)

      • VJ says:

        Thanks, Cece, hope you and yours have a great one, too.

        To me, Alex is at his funniest when he delivers a funny line straight-faced. Second funniest, when he acts like a little boy.