Final Jeopardy: The U.S. Government

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23 Responses

  1. Dalton Higbee says:

    Wow! I am in shock that two players didn’t play Final Jeopardy!. The last two I remember was February 23, 2005 and March 16, 2011. I like Kristin Sausville. I wish she could marry Alex Trebek.

  2. aaaa says:

    A single player FInal Jeopardy! happened in 2005 during the ultimate Tournament of Champions no less. Four known other single player FJ! games occurred during the first three seasons of Trebek J!.

  3. McGushin says:

    Just wondering about a stupid scenario…..if Kristin had bet it all on FJ and ended with zero, would she have still be the winner?

    • Leena says:

      McGushin, if she had bet everything and gotten it wrong, she would’ve still lost, because nobody can ever win with a zero score.

    • jacob ska says:

      I envisioned a more weird scenario over on CotD. What if all 3 contestants ever ended up in negative territory? With no fj what would happen?

      • VJ says:

        idk — if nobody qualified for FJ, we’d probably have to listen to a lot more of Alex’ jokes than usual to fill up the time slot.

        As for the other scenario, where the lone FJ player bet it all and lost — the only one I can imagine even trying that would be Roger Craig ’cause that’s how he rolls. :)

  4. jacob ska says:

    J! Archive shows March 16, 2011 Tom Kunzen was the only player in that game’s fj. The other 2 contestants were in the minus territory and ineligible to play.

    Odd that it happened in March also. I can’t wait to see Keith’s Final Wager video on today’s game.

  5. Lou says:

    This is unbelievable! First time in jeopardy history that I have seen two contestants eliminated from the game after double jeopardy. Unbelievable but congrats to Kristin, keep the winnings going.

  6. William Weyser says:

    That’s gotta be the 1st time that’s happened in 4 years when only 1 player makes it into the Final and -$6,800,I think in my opinion, is the biggest deficit score at the end of Double Jeopardy! that I’ve ever seen.

  7. Carson Guy Sowers says:

    Oh my goodness, I’ve never seen a Single Player Final Jeopardy!

  8. Michael says:

    I just have to ask because the wife and I are having a “Final Jeopardy” contest for this season. We are neck and neck so far…unbelievable because she is smarter than my.
    So here goes: one of us answered “social security.”
    Is this a proper answer, or does the word “Administration” have to be in the mix for the ‘win’?
    Thank you for any help you may give.

    • Sally says:

      I would say that Social Security counts without using Administration in the answer.

    • M. M. says:

      Social Security would have been just fine.

    • VJ says:

      I vote that just “What is Social Security?” would have been fine, too.

    • boromir says:

      no the answer should have administration. without it would be a wrong answer.

    • NK says:

      The agency is the Social Security Administration, or SSA. Social Security is the name of what the SSA gives out.

      That’s a factual error there; I would *think* that it would be wrong, in your case.

      • VJ says:

        Although you have a point that Social Security is the name of what SSA gives out, people often call the SSA just Social Security in many situations.

        If you have to call them up, you say I have to call Social Security. If you were telling someone that that the SSA was an independent agency, you might just say Social Security etc.

        So I still think it would be acceptable on the show. I wonder if there’s any way to find out fron the show.

  9. jacob ska says:

    What was this? Just when you think you’ve seen it all! At any rate, congrats Kristin! You are a beautiful young lady. Keep that positive attitude going. We need more of it in the world today. ;) ;)

    • john blahuta says:

      incredible…a win despite the 2 wrong dd answers….. and no clue about one of the most important institutions in the usa… conveniently there was nobody left to challenge her in fj and yesterday’s “directors” category also helped a lot.
      did alex finally mention her husband? show does not start here for another 2 hours.

      • VJ says:

        no, he didn’t mention her husband today, but she left you a reply on yesterday’s game

        • jacob ska says:

          Oh did she ever leave a reply! John you’re busted! The commercials here on the east coast mention her husband when promoting the show. I think vj said she saw one in TX.

        • VJ says:

          Yep, I saw the commercial yesterday

        • john blahuta says:

          funny though that alex did not mention it. normally he can’t crow enough when a relative, friend or spouse of a former player (especially when that player was very successful) appears on the program. about coaching, psychological tips etc etc. i am just surprised that he has not even hinted at it at all. not the way alex usually “promotes” interaction between players. he normally hardly misses a chance to point out even the slightest connection between current and former players. just strikes me as odd, just a gut feeling.