Final Jeopardy: Celebrities in Song Lyrics
The Final Jeopardy question (7/31/2015), in the category “Celebrities in Song Lyrics” was:
In a song, Weird Al says, “I know a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows” him.
New champ, Andy King won $20,200 in yesterday’s match. Today he takes on these two players: Mags Doss, from Atlanta, GA; and Tara Anderson, from Louisville, KY.
Alex Trebek announced that this was the last game of the season and that today’s winner would get a 6-week rest until the new season resumes. He also said that they will be showing “six weeks of some of our special tournaments” during the break.
Round 1: Tara got the Jeopardy! round Daily Double, the very last clue of the round, in “The Old Sod” under the $1,000 clue. She was in the lead with $5,200, $1,600 more than Mags in second place. She bet $3,000 and thought it was Cork. That was WRONG.
There once was a king named Richard I who granted a charter to this Irish port city in 1197. show
Mags finished in the lead with $3,600. Tara was second with $2,200 and Andy was last with $1,600.
Round 2: Tara found the first Daily Double in “Slogans” under the $1,200 clue on the third pick of the round. She was in second place with $3,400 now, $200 less than Mags in the lead. She bet $1,500 and she was RIGHT.
No Pasaran, “They shall not pass”, was a loyalist slogan during this 20th century war. show
Andy found the last Daily Double in “Critterature” under the $2,000 clue. In third place lead with $6,400, he had $2,900 less than Tara’s lead. He bet $2,000 and thought it was Dr. Jekyll. That was WRONG.
This H.G. Wells doctor remarks, “I took a gorilla… and mastering difficulty after difficulty, I made my first man.” show
Mags finished in the lead with $13,200. Tara was next with $10,500 and Andy was in third place with $7,200.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHO IS KEVIN BACON?
“Paired with a neat stop motion video, Weird Al jabs at people’s celebrity obsession, pointing out that standing behind Steven Seagal in the checkout line, or using the bathroom stall next to Jonah Hill doesn’t make one friends. He even gets a little meta when he makes a reference to the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. The song is written in the style of Southern Culture on the Skids.” (Huffington Post)
Andy got it right. He bet it all and finished with $14,400.
Tara also got it. She bet $7,000. That brought her up to $17,500.
Mags didn’t have anyone so he lost his $7,801 bet. That left him with $5,399 and made Tara the new champ.
Tara Anderson is a public radio reporter. During the chat, she told Alex Trebek about a sunburn she got in Greece– all over on a nude beach. “It was terrible,” she said after noting that her mother was going to be embarrassed. Trebek said he wouldn’t ask her anything else in deference to her mother.
5 years ago:: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “The 9 Muses”
In a Balanchine ballet, Apollo, god of music, has a favorite muse, this one. show