Final Jeopardy: Familiar Phrases

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12 Responses

  1. Pong2 says:

    I seem to remember this expression being used back in the 50’s after I left High School. [Maybe in reference to the McCarthy Hearings.] I am sure the term Horse and Pony show began to be used by people who didn’t truly understand the expression when they first heard it. I got the answer immediately.

    • VJ says:

      There’s an article online where Joey Buttafuoco used “horse-and-pony show” to describe how his first lawyer got him indicted! (LINK)

  2. Kaye says:

    WTF!!?? How could anyone miss this. It didnt take me long to get it.

    • VJ says:

      As it turns out, in some parts of the country, it is known as a horse and pony show

      So perhaps, if that’s the name you know it by, you might assume the canine part was thrown in there to confuse you.

      • Kaye says:

        I guess. Dog and pony is how I have always known it.

        • VJ says:

          @Kaye, Me too, I’ve only ever heard “dog and pony.” Pong2’s comment makes a lot of sense on how the “horse and pony” version might have started.

          @Pong2, Thanks for that insight

  3. Lee says:

    heartbreaker For Nora

  4. Dalton Higbee says:

    Tomorrow is Friday and why do they do tough clues for the leader on Fridays this season?

  5. VJ says:

    My goodness! I truly loved that Vaudeville category today. They didn’t have many stumpers in this match and I’m gonna put all the clues up for it later.

    • VJ says:

      The clues are up. I put in Vaudeville and The Beatles’ rhyme category, too. Just have to say that $400 clue in Beatles reminded me of a lady that lived across the street many moons ago. She had an accent and pronounced a family member’s name to rhyme with the response on that clue, and he hated that! For that clue, I would have went with something like “A royal Rita Hayworth husband: Aly ____”

      LINK: 12 clues from this match

      • rhonda says:

        I agree with you, VJ, the $400 Beatles clue was awful.

        • VJ says:

          It was! They got ’em with that $1,000, Phoeniconaias minor clue. From the expression on his face, Alex clearly enjoyed delivering the response. Too funny!