Final Jeopardy: Late Entertainers

The Final Jeopardy question (2/19/2016) in the category “Late Entertainers” was:

In 2015 a street connecting with Frank Sinatra Drive & Dean Martin Drive in Las Vegas was renamed in his honor.

2x champ Tim Kutz has won $63,499 so far in pretty tight games. Today he takes on these two guys: Mitch Metcalfe, originally from Austin, TX; and Pat Woodard, from Denver, CO. Let’s get to the action.

Round 1 Categories: Rock Me Gently – Literary Quotes – Green Stuff – “Do” – Bread – Money in Other Words

Mitch found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Green Stuff” under the $800 clue on his second pick after the chat. He was in third place with $1,000, $4,400 less than Tim’s lead. He bet it all and he was RIGHT.

With soft needles and an attractive shape, the Norfolk Island type of this tree is good for indoor use.
Jeopardy! Daily Double No. 1 - 2-19/2016
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Tim finished in the lead with $10,200. Pat was second with $3,000 and Mitch was last with $1,600.

Round 2 Categories: A Good View of the Opera – Travel & Tourism – Philosophy – An Actor’s Life for Me – 1890s America – Easy as 1, 2, 4

Mitch found the first Daily Double in “Easy as 1, 2, 4” under the $1,600 clue. In second place with $5,600, he now had $7,000 less than Tim’s lead. He bet $3,000 and said “pull lever.” That was WRONG.

This term for a slot machine is a bit dated, as a lot are push-button now. show

Tim found the last Daily Double in “Philosophy” under the $1,200 clue. There was only one clue (worth $800) left in the same category after it. He had a runaway lead with $18,600, $10,400 more than Pat in second place. He bet $500 and didn’t know so he was WRONG.

Aristotle came at this branch of reasoning philosophically, but in 1847 George Boole argued that it’s part of math. show

Tim finished in the lead with $18,100, still a runaway. Pat was next with $8,200 and Mitch was in third place with $3,000.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHO IS SAMMY DAVIS, JR.?

On July 7, 2015, the Las Vegas Sun reported that Clark County Commissioners “approved changing the street name on a portion of Industrial Road between Twain Avenue and Sahara Avenue to honor pioneering entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. Appropriately, the newly-christened road, Sammy Davis Jr. Drive, meets Frank Sinatra Drive and Dean Martin Drive in an intersection just west of Las Vegas Boulevard.”

The Review Journal has a photo gallery of the ceremonies. Coincidentally, Erik Estrada was there. He was the answer to a $600 clue in “Syfy Movies” in Tim’s first game: “Let the “CHiPS” fall where they may– he starred in “Chupacabra vs. The Alamo” (Katie got it).

Mitch bet it all and finished with $6,000.

Pat bet $8,000. That brought him up to $16,200.

Tim bet $1,000. So he won his third match with $19,100 and his 3-day total is $82,599.

Final Jeopardy Results for February 19, 2016

The last triple stumper in the game was the $2,000 clue in Philosophy: “He was excommunicated by the Amsterdam Jewish community in 1656 for his freethinking ways.”

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “The British Empire”

1713′s Treaty of Utrecht concluding the war of the Spanish succession granted this small 2.3-sq.mi. area to Great Britain. show

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11 Responses

  1. JEOPARDY says:

    Not a difficult fj today.. All should get it.

    One might get it wrong.

  2. rhonda says:

    VJ, there was a clue about Spinoza just last week, I think, that was among your “old clues”.
    I was kind of surprised that it was a TS tonight,

    • VJ says:

      You’re right, Rhonda! I knew I had recently seen Spinoza but couldn’t put my finger on where — it was in this 1992 game. We were looking at that last row last week. There’s your great memory at work again :):)

      I was more surprised about the 2 DD misses (1-armed bandit and logic) than the Spinoza clue.. But it’s probably good that Mitch is not a gambler :):)

      • rhonda says:

        I was surprised about those misses, too, esp. the logic one, but you’re giving me too much credit about my memory! I knew they were going for 1 armed bandit but couldn’t come up with it, I was even pulling down an imaginary lever in an attempt to think of it lol. So frustrating!

    • Nullifidian says:

      I’m not surprised by it at all. On Jeopardy any “high culture” clue, whether philosophy, literature, classical music, or art, is at risk of being a stumper. They’re also stumped more often than not by science and mathematics. Sports, TV/movies, and pop music are generally where the contestants feel comfortable.

      Here I learned for the first time that Annie Oakley was an opera singer. Perhaps Mitch got that idea from watching “Annie Get Your Gun”.

      • Richard says:

        I do terrible on recent movies/tv but great on classical music and math/science etc. Today was easy.

  3. VJ says:

    I loved this “Do” clue: ($800) “Melancholy, or perhaps stuffed with pineapple chunks”

    Pat got it.

  4. aaaa says:

    41/61 here

  5. Dalton Higbee says:

    Isn’t Mitch Metcalfe supposed to be in the third podium and Pat Woodard supposed to be in the second podium? That says on Jeopardy.com’s This Week’s Contestants saying Pat in the second podium and Mitch in the third podium.