Final Jeopardy: Advertising Icons
The Final Jeopardy question (5/25/2016) in the category “Advertising Icons” was:
This spokes-animal created in 1951 got a wife & a daughter, Antoinette, in the 1970s.
Super champ Buzzy Cohen won his 7th game yesterday and brought his total haul up to $133,401. Today his opponents are: Sarah Trowbridge, from Atlanta, GA; and Ted Reinhold, from Arlington, VA.
Alex Trebek opened the show with a tongue-in-cheek (we hope) plea to today’s challengers to not let Buzzy get a runaway so he no longer has to suffer Buzzy’s “pithy little putdowns.” He also assumed that Buzzy didn’t know the FJ answer for the last 2 days.
Round 1 Categories: Governmental Before & After – A Harry Potter Bestiary – Hawaiian History – Parts of Speech – Singers’ Real Names – The Old Man & The “C”
Buzzy found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Hawaiian History” under the $800 clue with only one clue left after it. He was in a second place tie with Sarah. They both had $4,000, $600 less than Ted’s lead. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
Fresh out of Harvard’s School of Horticulture & Agriculture, he founded the Hawaiian Pineapple Company in 1901. show
Buzzy finished in the lead with $6,000. Ted was second with $4,600 and Sarah was last with $4,000.
Round 2 Categories: It Belongs to the British – Astronomy – The Razzie for Worst Actor – The College’s Alumni – At Home with Adam & Eve – Turn Up the A_C
After 15 clues were played, Ted found the first Daily Double in “The College’s Alumni” under the $1,600 clue. In second place with $9,000, he had $1,400 less than Buzzy’s lead. He bet $3,000 and thought it was the University of Arizona. That was WRONG.
Richard E. Byrd, Alan Shepard, John McCain. show
Sarah found the last Daily Double in “It Belongs to the British” under the $1,600 clue. There were 7 clues to go after it. She was in third place with $3,600 now, $8,000 less than Buzzy’s lead. She bet $2,000 and had no response so she was WRONG.
Longwood House on this South Atlantic Island is said to be the finest Napoleon Museum in the world. show
Buzzy finished in the lead with $12,800. Ted was next with $7,200 and Sarah was in third place with $5,600. So Alex got his wish and Buzzy needed to make a bet.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHO IS TONY THE TIGER?
Tony the Tiger has been around since 1951 when he won a mascot contest against Katy the Kangaroo, Newt the Gnu and Elmo the Elephant. He was blessed with a son, Tony, Jr., in 1952. Junior appeared in TV commercials well before the rest of Tony’s family showed up in the 1970s: his mother, Mama Tony; his wife, Mrs. Tony; and daughter Antoinette, born in 1974, the Year of the Tiger. More about Tony and other Ad Icons on Advertising Age
Get your picture on a Frosted Flakes box with Tony the Tiger at the Kellogg’s store
Sarah didn’t have a guess. She bet and lost it all.
Ted thought it was Geoffrey the Giraffe. (His daughter’s name is Baby Gee). Ted lost his $6,000 bet and was left with $1,200.
Buzzy got it right. He bet $1,601 and won the match with $14,401. His 8-day total is $147,803.
Two triple stumpers, one from each round, were:
SINGERS’ REAL NAMES ($400) Perhaps this singer born Peter Hernandez got his stage name from an “Unorthodox Jukebox”
THE RAZZIE FOR WORST ACTOR ($800) The verdict was in & this stand-up comedian won for 1995’s “Jury Duty”
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Opera”
In a bit of foreshadowing, the title character’s dad has committed suicide before the action in this 1904 opera. show