Final Jeopardy: The Oscars

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22 Responses

  1. Was there a question about a Fleetwood Mac tribute band? I’m in one and I wanted to know where to obtain a copy of the video from that question because I’m pretty sure it was about us. If anyone here could help me, we would love to put that on our website.

    • VJ says:

      Mekenzie, this was the clue:

      Playing Tribute ($800) It’s not just hearsay– L.A. & Liverpool both have bands named for this 1977 Fleetwood Mac album.

      I have a screencap of the clue if you want me to send it to you, but your tribute group is a different one than those two, isn’t it?

  2. Barbara Green says:

    An answer on the Feb 9th show included dew and rain as examples. The question was,” What is precipitation?”.
    Dew is condensation since it forms on the ground and does not fall from the clouds.
    Please take pity on us, 4th grade teachers, whose students watch Jeopardy and consider it gospel. Your information needs to be accurate..

    • VJ says:

      Barbara, this was the clue in the OED category: ($1600) “Condensation and deposition of moisture… esp. in the formation of dew, rain”

      It’s a quote from the OED but the Jeopardy! cluewriters left something out and I don’t have an OED or subscription to the OED online.

      The best I can come up with is this entry for precipitation I found on google books in a child safety handbook that has that phrase as its (b) definition followed by “from water vapour held in the air or clouds”

  3. Richard Corliss says:

    That’s a cool shirt Megan has on. It has pictures of the nine planets in the solar system and millions of stars, it’s just pretty.

  4. Dalton Higbee says:

    I hope tomorrow will be the first Friday that we get a leader will finally get Final right.

  5. VJ says:

    @Rhonda, one was the Big Bad Wolf song. That was on Jan 23. (I look at the weekly recap to find them faster). The next one was the Empire State Building clue the week after that, where Lisa couldn’t get all of Massachusetts out, but she already had a runaway.

    @Mathwiz, So great to see a post from you again — you have been missed. Idk about sequel, I think of it as anything that happened after the first story and a prequel, anything that happened before it. :)

  6. Lou says:

    So not fair for the clue to have a long response. I’d rather see shorter responses like saying Return of the King. Too brutal to watch even for me. Even though Kirstin didn’t get it she managed to survive. How long can she keep this up? Also VJ the Return of the King used to air on TNT a lot so that isn’t a surprise there. There are others like Fellowship of the Ring and the Two Towers.

    • VJ says:

      I guess if you are on the show and they don’t say anything, you are going to think that if you leave the first part out or use an abbreviation, you are risking a fail because it’s a title. And they really can’t say anything like you can abbreviate the first part, or you can leave it out, without giving it away!! All the more reason why it should have been scrapped as an FJ imo.

  7. Mathwiz100 says:

    The use of the word “sequel” in that clue, while used correctly, feels misleading. The LOTR trilogy is just that: a trilogy. So the second movie is more of a “part two” than it is a sequel. Ah, maybe that’s just me.

    Well done by the champ, though, for somehow having two wrong FJs in a row and yet still surviving. That would be an interesting streak to keep up.

    Oh yes, and just so you know, I am still alive, and I did not forget about Fikklefame; life has just been… well, I’ve had other events to worry about that have distracted me from Jeopardy. Even then, my absence has not been excusable, and I’ll try to make more frequent visits.

    If we’re also being honest here, I told myself that I’d just wait until the Tournament of Champions came around to return to the Jeopardy groove, but… still waiting, I guess… I did pay attention to Seth Wilson’s winning streak, though.

  8. Andrew says:

    Final Jeopardy wrong yet again: “Silence of the Lambs” was a sequel to “Manhunter” (1986)

    • Sandy says:

      Manhunter didn’t win Best Picture.

      • Kora says:

        Neither did either of the other two Lord of the Rings films. However, Silence of the Lambs is not considered a direct sequel to Manhunter. It shares none of the cast, production staff or companies behind Manhunter. It could be considered a grey area, but there is a strong argument for Silence of the Lambs not being considered a sequel.

  9. jacob ska says:

    Imo it seems so unfair for the clue writers to have a fj clue that requires such a long response. They have been doing that a lot lately. What’s up?

    • VJ says:

      I agree, Jacob, that was brutal to watch. Trebek was having a bit of a field day with his Pepe le Pew accent today. LOL. When the clue after that was the DD, he was still into it with “le Daily Double”

      LINK: 12 more clues from this match

    • rhonda says:

      I agree, also. Do they not want contestants to be able to come up with the FJ answer?
      What was the other really long one that they had recently? I’ve already forgotten!