Final Jeopardy: Famous Homes
The Final Jeopardy question (7/18/2014), in the category “Famous Homes” was:
Purchased in 1957 & called “the second most famous home in America” it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006.
New champ Katie Wroblewski won $9,201 yesterday. Today, in the last regular game of Season 30, she is up against these two players: Winston Nguyen, from New York, NY; and Jeff Filippini, from Pasadena, CA.
Round 1: Winston found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Medical Talk” under the $800 clue before the first break. He was in second place with $400, $600 less than Jeff’s lead. He bet the $1,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
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Jeff finished in the lead with $4,400. Winston was second with $4,400 and Katie was last with $800.
Round 2: Jeff found the first Daily Double in “Explorers” under the $1,200 clue. He was in the lead with $6,000, $2,800 more than Winston in second place. He bet $2,500 and came up with Columbus. That was WRONG.
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Winston found the last Daily Double in “Serious TV” under the $2,000 clue. He was now in the lead with $4,800, $1,300 more than Jeff in second place. He bet $1,000 and came up with the RIGHT reply at the last second.
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Winston finished in the lead with $13,400. Jeff was next with $10,300 and Katie was in third place with $4,800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Interior Secretary Gale Norton joined Priscilla Presley [on 3-27-2006] in announcing the designation of Graceland, home of the king of rock ‘n’ roll Elvis Presley, as a National Historic Landmark. Norton made the announcement during a special ceremony on the grounds of Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.” (Dept. of the Interior)
If you read that press release, you might notice there’s no “second most famous” reference — that came from Elvis Presley Enterprises chief executive officer, Jack Soden: “Graceland is so famous it is arguable that on a worldwide basis it is the second most famous home in America,” adding “You go to the far corners of the Earth, and they don’t really know what Mt. Vernon or Monticello or Hearst Castle are, but they know what Graceland is. It is kind of in a class of its own.” Many tour arrangers refer it to as such because the annual number of people who visit Graceland is second only to White House visitors.
Katie got it right. Her $4,700 bet brought her up to $9,500.
Jeff came up with the Waterfall House. (Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater: historic landmark designation 1966). He lost $2,101 and finished with $8,199.
Winston wrote down South Fork, the Ewing ranch on the TV show “Dallas” (it probably was the second most famous home in America in the 80s). He lost his $3,333 bet but he still had $10,067, enough to win the game and be the one who is coming back when Season 31 begins in September.
Winston is a health aide. During the chat he talked about his collection of autographed ballet pointe shoes. He pleaded the fifth when Alex Trebek wanted to know the name of the most famous ballerina in his collection.
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