Final Jeopardy: Classic Movie Scenes

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20 Responses

  1. Lou says:

    If This keeps up, then I think Hunter might surpass Andrew’s total and of course Kerry Greene and Alex Jacob. Did they have a little more than 40 percent of Hunter’s total last year?

    • VJ says:

      Lou, you should check out Keith Williams’ Sortable All-Time Jeopardy! Leaderboard. Keith already has Andrew Pau and Buzzy Cohen on there so I’m sure he’ll add Hunter at the end of his run.

      I guess it depends on the way you look at it, too: Hunter won’t have to win much to beat Kerry in terms of money, but that will make him a 7-day champion so he can’t ever make as much as Kerry did in 6 games after today.

      P.S. I’ll put the Leaderboard link on the Howdies post shortly

      • Lou says:

        OF course, and thank you for the update. I mean this year almost all the champions have been men so far. And from what I have seen we got 9 of them that scored higher. We haven’t had a women champion since 2014 and 2015. Remember Julia Collins? She won huge. But I really hope that we have a woman champion this year hopefully.

  2. rhonda says:

    VJ, would you be able to post the first four questions of the first round? Today I had trouble with my remote! Leave it to me! I promise that tomorrow I won’t have a mishap. Thanks!

    • VJ says:

      Sure Rhonda, here they are:

      NON-TRADITIONAL ACTORS ($200) In 2016 Todd Bridges said the late Nancy Reagan’s part on this show helped him through his own drug problems. (Beth)

      BEST-SELLING BOOKS ($200) A Chinese-American woman learns of troubling family secrets in this author’s novel “The Bonesetter’s Daughter” (Sarah)

      AROUND THE WORLD ($200) Though it’s a country with embassies & everything, its population is only about 800 (Hunter)

      AROUND THE WORLD ($400) Chile & Colombia both use currencies called this (Sarah)

      Then Sarah got the DD, and that’s where you came in, right?

  3. Mathwiz100 says:

    That is how much Hunter needs to be the #1 Jeopardy player this season… seeing as he’s averaged about $24,000 a game, I think he’ll just about hit it on the mark.
    By the way, my thanks to VJ and Fikkle Fame for taking the time to post about every episode of Jeopardy. Life can be busy, so it’s hard to always be available to watch the show, which is why I love that this exists.

    • VJ says:

      Thank you, Mathwiz100. I appreciate that and, coincidentally, speaking of life, tomorrow I am going to spend the day with my daughter. I will still get the recap up but I probably won’t have images till I get home so I hope you will all bear with me.

      • rhonda says:

        Of course, VJ. Enjoy tomorrow with your daughter!

        • Cece says:

          Close call for Hunter tonight. If he hadn’t got that last 2K clue…

          All 3 DD’s missed, but at least another FJ triple solve. I know everyone here thinks tonight’s FJ was too easy; I got it too, but on a wild guess that I credit more to doing a quick math, coming up with a 1960 famous movie with a murder scene than knowledge. Never saw the movie, never will.

          VJ, now c’mon, we won’t come for you tomorrow because of some missing images. Enjoy your day.

        • VJ says:

          Thanks Cece! Now I don’t have to get that image in my head of people breaking down the door with pitchforks (big grin)

          PS – I wouldn’t call that a wild guess on FJ at all– it was an educated guess.

        • Cece says:

          And, oh, I forgot—thanks for the Lundi, Lundi link. So very cool. :)

      • rhonda says:

        I’m with Cece, thanks, VJ, such a fun link.

  4. VJ says:

    I think most folks would agree that the FJ’s should be harder than the DDs. Be that as it may, yesterday’s 3 right FJ was actually the first since Buzzy’s last game on May 27th.

    Here’s a link to 11 clues from the game.

    I left this one out of the triple stumpers:

    AROUND THE WORLD ($600) The 4 most spoken languages in the world are Mandarin Chinese, English, Spanish & this other Asian one.

    Beth said Arabic and Sarah said Urdu. Alex said Hindi. I found more than one link that includes Urdu speakers with Hindi speakers. So idk what’s up with that.

    In the INTERNATIONAL DAYS category, there really was a French 60s cover of “Monday, Monday”

    • TR says:

      Well, it was harder than that Timbuktu DD, at least, but she missed that somehow. I don’t think the writers know anymore when the difficulty is “too low”, and the contestants don’t make it easy for them — hence why so many of us have given up trying to guess what they’ll get right.

    • jacob ska says:

      @VJ, you should know that my curiosity would get the best of me on the language angle of Hindi vs. Urdu. I looked up the UN website (UNESCO) & the CIA World Factbook website. According to the latter, 41% of India speaks Hindi (official language of India) & only 5% speak Urdu. In northern India is where Hindi/Urdu is spoken aka Hindustani.

      The bottom line on languages, from my viewpoint, is that the ranking depends upon the source used and the year provided for the ranking. The problem we have is Jeopardy clue writers did not provide a source or year for us to extrapolate any type of accuracy on their language rankings. :( :(

  5. Tom Clark says:

    Too-easy FJs is one of the reasons I’ve stopped watching “Jeopardy” and only read the recaps here — and today’s is ridiculous.

    The “Composer” DD stumped me due to a typo. Verdi had a long life, but 1991 is quite an exaggeration. :)