Final Jeopardy: Famous Names
The Final Jeopardy question (5/13/2015), in the category “Famous Names” was:
In March 2012 this director tweeted “just arrived at the ocean’s deepest pt. hitting bottom never felt so good.”
On the third day of Celebrity Week, the players are CNN anchor, John Berman, playing for Friends of Karen; actress and TV host, Wendi McLendon-Covey, playing for the Women’s Shelter of Long Beach; and TV correspondent and host, Mo Rocca playing for the Inner City Scholarship Fund.
Round 1: Mo found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “City Neighborhoods” under the $400 clue on the second pick of the round. He was the only one with any money — $200. He bet the $1,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
The Vieux Carre, Treme. show
Mo finished in the lead with $7,800. John was second with $4,600 and Wendi was last with $800.
Round 2: John found the first Daily Double in “Quotes from Shakespeare” under the $1,600 clue. He was in second place with $9,000, $2,400 less than Mo’s lead. He bet $5,000 and he was RIGHT.
Her barge “like a burnished throne, burned on the water; the poop was beaten gold.” show
Mo found the last Daily Double in “At This Hour” under the $800 clue. In second place with $12,200, he was now $5,800 behind John’s lead. He bet $7,000 and he was RIGHT.
It precedes “Special” & “Train to Georgia” in song titles. show
John finished in the lead with $22,400. Mo was next with $20,800 and Wendi was in third place with $4,400.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHO IS JAMES CAMERON?
In March of 2012, explorer in residence for National Geographic, James Cameron tweeted the message in the clue after reaching the bottom of the Mariana Trench, 200 miles southwest of the Pacific island of Guam. See more at National Geographic
Wendi bet $2,000 and finished with $6,400.
Mo doubled his score to finish with $41,600.
John bet $20,500 so he won the match with $42,900, and his charity will get $50,000.
Wendi’s winnings get bumped up to $10K for her charity and Mo’s receives the full amount he finished with.
How did you like what happened with the $600 clue in “The Goldbergs”: This late creator of “Family Ties” wrote the memoir “Sit, Ubu, Sit”. Mo buzzed in with “David Goldberg.” That was not acceptable. Then John tried it with “Dave Goldberg,” also wrong. Wendi didn’t try it while Mo frantically tried to ring in again. He did not want to get beat! But he may end up having the highest second place score this week all the same. We’ll have to see.
2 years ago:: NONE of the players got this FJ in “20th Century Presidents”
These 2 men followed each other consecutively as vice president & later, in reverse order, as president. show