Final Jeopardy: Actresses

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  1. jacob ska says:

    VJ, what was your reaction on the “Plumb” clue when Laurie was negged for giving the wrong first name & Marjika was credited for providing just the last name? What shocked me was when Alex said to Laurie she provided too much information by providing the first & last name then Marjika got credit for providing no 1st name but repeated the same last name that Laurie provided.

    • jacob ska says:

      Is there a precedence for this? I was surprised Marjika got credit for repeating the same last name as Laurie w/o having to provide a 1st name. Not that it mattered in the long run since Laurie won the game but I found it odd.

      • Mathwiz100 says:

        Jacob,
        I did a little research on the matter. There are no official rules on scenarios such as these (for legal reasons), so it is up to the ruling of the judges. If they believe that a last name is all that is needed, then they’ll accept it. If they believe that you need to be more specific, then they’ll ask for a first name (i.e.- “President Roosevelt”).
        The point which I’m trying to make here is: it is sometimes better to be vague on Jeopardy (oddly).

      • VJ says:

        I thought that was perfectly fine. Lots of time a player has given an answer away by adding something s/he didn’t need to

  2. aaaa says:

    Laurie should have wagered less than $700 so keep Marjika out of the running.

  3. Mathwiz100 says:

    At least 25k, and only the champ was correct about Final Jeopardy… called that.
    Where did Gwyneth Paltrow come from?

    • jacob ska says:

      Mathwiz100, congrats on your prediction on the champ’s winnings today. She is on a roll.. Don’t know where Paltrow came from. Weird!

      • Mathwiz100 says:

        Thank you very much.

      • rhonda says:

        Perhaps he got confused and was thinking of Judi Dench in that movie? Didn’t she win a Supporting Oscar for playing Elizabeth I (even though she was barely on screen)?

        • VJ says:

          yup, you’re right, Rhonda. They even had a $400 clue on it in 2013: “Judi played Queen Elizabeth I in a brief but Oscar-winning performance in this film”

          I had a hazy recollection of that Judi Dench Film Festival category so I looked it up on J-Archive. Turns out that game is also linked on the Misspellings post because of FJ

    • VJ says:

      maybe her gowns in “Shakespeare in Love” looked queenly to Will. Maybe he just saw a picture of her in it or he was drinking a Fuzzy Navel when he saw the film. LOL! Just kidding but the recipe does say “the only thing fuzzy will be your vision.”

      That clue and 11 more are posted over here now

  4. VJ says:

    Shoutout to Mathwiz100 – Great prediction on this FJ! Laurie was the only one and she exceeded $25K :):)