Final Jeopardy: Famous Names

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  1. VJ says:

    Every time they have that “the course of true love never did run smooth” Shakespeare clue, I think of Gene Pitney who had a Top 20 hit based on that line, and that’s where I heard the line first.

    Same thing with “East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet.” Pitney had a Top 10 hit called “Mecca” with that line in it. Later on, I learned the line came from Rudyard Kipling.

    Category: Literature in Rock n’ Roll.

    • Cece says:

      Thanks for the link, VJ — I liked that song.
      As for the suggested category: totally.

      • VJ says:

        You’re welcome, Cece. I’m pretty sure Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote True Love Never Runs Smooth.

  2. jacob ska says:

    Wow, what a shootout between 2 Harvard grads. John and “Mo” brought their “A” game.

    Congrats, John! Good recovery for the CNN reputation after Wolf Blitzer’s negative $4600 in his appearance on Jeopardy.

    Veritas!

  3. doris s. says:

    Since it is for charity I don’t mind the easy clues and DDs. Too bad they cut the amount for second, didn’t they? Like Sony is staring bankruptcy in the face….:):)
    Come on guys! Based on the hours he works annually, Alex makes about 20 K AN HOUR!(Based on about 360 hours of taping a year. I don’t count his hopping around with the clue crew as “work”).
    9 months or 40 weeks @ 120 hours per week= 480 hours @ 10 Mill per year = roughly 20 K per hour.Divide that by 2 for also working clue crew sessions and it’s still
    10 K an hour. Sony could really pay out a little more for just one week. For them that’s the same as for me losing or misplacing a nickel or a penny.