Final Jeopardy: Beatles Songs

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17 Responses

  1. William Weyser says:

    You’ll notice that had Ben wagered everything and got it right, he would have won by $100. Laurie, you cannot miscalculate the math like that, but it wouldn’t have mattered because Ben left $4,400 on the table. We’ll see what Laurie does tomorrow, on my mom’s 59th birthday.

  2. Lou says:

    Laurie’s voice sounds very much like Kerry Greene but still congrats to her on the FJ. What year was the song Helter Skelter from?

    • VJ says:

      @Lou — 1968. It was in the clue. . Funny, I was telling my son earlier that them putting the year of the song in the clue wouldn’t be much help to people who weren’t born yet.

      Yellow Submarine was from 1966

  3. rhonda says:

    Laurie’s speech pattern at the end of her sentences reminded me a bit of the lady who won a number of games several months ago, although Laurie’s pattern isn’t nearly as pronounced.

    • jacob ska says:

      @Rhonda, she reminded me of Kerry & her speech. I like her. Ben was very smart & his coryat score was high. What did him in was the incorrect $5000 DD wager & the missed fj. Were you surprised at the Gore Vidal miss?

      When they showed the words of the song from CATS I started singing. lol

      • VJ says:

        @Jacob I wasn’t too surprised about Vidal — no one knew him when he was the FJ answer back in April 2013 either. Poor Gore is not as famous as Alex thinks anymore

        LOL. I was singing that too :)

      • rhonda says:

        You know, Jacob, you’re right, she does sounds a lot like Kerry Green in her speech, thanks for pointing that out. I like her, too. The Gore Vidal miss didn’t really surprise me, though. I am with VJ on that one.

    • graham says:

      That lady’s name was Laura Ashby. You are right, it is not so pronounced but it is definitely there.

  4. Thought this FJ would be an easy triple-get!

  5. Mathwiz100 says:

    For more on what makes a slide known as a helter skelter: wikipedia’s article

    • jacob ska says:

      Thank you Mathwiz100. I have no idea how discussion got off topic from the CotD dealing with the helter skelter which is found in British fairgrounds. I thought the logical sequence was to be helter skelter> Beatles song> book. I thought a pic of the helter skelter would be in the recap.

      VJ, how did the emphasis shift to discussion of Manson?

      • VJ says:

        idk, I guess I wasn’t thinking about that part of the clue at all after we talked about the book title earlier. Then the InsIde Edition story kept me thinking about that case.

        I went with that video because the category is Beatles Songs. The ride is mentioned on the Songfacts page and also in Bugliosi’s Q&A, but yes, Mathwiz100, thanks for that link to show what the ride looks like. :) :)

    • Mathwiz100 says:

      Thanks for the acknowledgement… always glad to help.

  6. VJ says:

    Also meant to say that right after the match, they had a segment on Inside Edition about Sharon Tate’s sister, Debra. She is doing what she can to block the parole of Leslie Van Houten, one of the convicted murderers in the Manson cult

    • From all reports LVH has been a model prisoner well-liked by virtually all and remorseful for her very youthful role in those awful events of 1969. Plus she has been in prison almost five decades, compared to the itself quite lengthy sentence of 20 years the sole perpetrator of the bombing and shooting deaths of 77 people in Norway received several years ago.

  7. VJ says:

    I just fixed the part about Sally’s bet. Today was the only day she bet zero.

    Here’s a link to some more clues from the match.