Final Jeopardy: Shakespeare

The Final Jeopardy question (1/11/2017) in the category “Shakespeare” was:

With a backdrop of war, the 1609 play titled “The History of” this pair takes place earlier than any Shakespeare history play.

New champ Colby Taylor won $18,399 yesterday. Today his challengers are: Alain Norman, from Silver Spring, MD; and Zoey Orol, from New York, NY.

Round 1 Categories: HBO, Go! – The Bishop – Australiana – Missing Links – Letters from Writers – “L”thy Food

Alain found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Australiana” under the $600 clue on the 11th pick of the round. He was in third place with $600, $1,200 less than Colby’s lead. Rather than bet the $1,000 allowance, he made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT. It was cute how he tried to buzz in.

The name of this state contains the name of a U.K. country. show

Colby finished in the lead with $4,800. Zoey was second with $4,600 and Alain was last with $2,000.

Round 2 Categories: Humanitarians – Nice “Gam”s! – Around the World – Companies’ Products – ’80s No. 1 Albums – The Bold & the Beautiful

Colby found the first Daily Double in “The Bold & the Beautiful” under the $2,000 clue on the 11th pick. He was in the lead with $9,600 at this point, $5,000 more than Zoey in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT. Colby got every other clue in this category, too.

Caroline: I’m so afraid, Thomas, I’ve made so many mistakes.
Thomas: There’s no turning back now, Caroline. We have to move forward… like Julius Caesar crossing this small river & triggering the Roman Civil War.

On the very next clue, Colby uncovered the last Daily Double in “Humanitarians” under the $800 clue. His lead over Zoey had risen to $7,000. This time, he bet $3,000 but could not come up with a guess so he was WRONG.

The German inscription on his grave in Jerusalem reads, “The unforgettable rescuer of 1200 persecuted Jews. show

Colby finished in the lead with $10,200. Zoey was next with $9,400 and Alain was in third place with $6,400.

NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Shakespeare Online puts the Bard’s plays in order of historical settings. The Trojan War (1194-1184 BC) setting of “Troilus and Cressida” is the earliest. The 2 other plays that fit the 2-name criteria in the clue are “Antony and Cleopatra” (set in 40-30 BC) and “Romeo and Juliet” (AD 1303).

Shakespeare in a Year has some info on the play’s title: “It was published as The Tragedy of Troilus and Cressida in the First Folio but as The Famous History of Troilus and Cressida in the 1609 Quarto, where the publisher’s note describes it as a witty comedy.”

Alain picked “Antony and Cleopatra” and lost his $5,000 bet. That left him with $1,400.

Zoey had the same response and the same bet. She finished with $4,400.

Colby came up with “Tristen and Isolde,” not a Shakespeare play, as Alex pointed out. He lost $9,401 and landed in third place with $799. So we have our third champ on the third day of the week and it’s Zoey Orol.

Final Jeopardy (1/11/2017) Colby Taylor, Zoey Orol, Alain Norman

A triple stumper from each round:

HBO, GO! ($800) I’m “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner… “Mad Men” was doubly rewarding for me; long before the show was made, my script was read by David Chase, who then put me on the staff of this HBO drama

HUMANITARIANS ($1600) In December 1917 this priest opened his first boys home in a Victorian mansion in downtown Omaha

2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “U.S. States”

The difference of this southern state’s highest and lowest points is only 345 feet, the smallest disparity among the states. show

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9 Responses

  1. Dalton Higbee says:

    Colby sounds like Alex Jacob.

  2. VJ says:

    @Jacob and Rhonda – did you get the liverwurst clue? ha ha! I am the only one in my family that likes that stuff– with mustard and onions on rye bread, of course.

    LINK: 10 more clues from the match

    • rhonda says:

      I didn’t VJ, but my mom used to love it and I couldn’t stand it, maybe I blocked it out of my mind lol..
      I did get the limberger clue, though, I was surprised no one knew that.

      • VJ says:

        yes I was surprised on that. Funny thing, I know some people who call Parmesan cheese “stinky cheese”

        I don’t think any of my kids ever even tried liverwurst. I never made them eat anything that didn’t appeal to them. I would say, How do you know you don’t like it if you don’t try? Still, I don’t remember them ever trying the wurst.

        • Lou says:

          I know right, liverwurst isn’t the worst food but its good for a lot of people. I’ve tried lasagna once and it was good. Over all the FJ was a triple stumper. Was Troilus and Cressida ever made into a movie though, VJ?

        • VJ says:

          @Lou, there were a bunch of TV movies. According to IMDB, Timothy Dalton had his very first role as Diomedes in the 1966 “Troilus and Cressida” TV movie. He later played Marc Antony in a 1984 TV movie and Julius Caesar in a 1999 miniseries. In between he was James Bond 2x. :)

  3. aaaa says:

    50/58 here. The DJ! round would have most certainly seen all 30 clues played if they’d left at least one of the Bold and Beautiful clues until the end of the round, as B&B is a Sony show J! would probably want to show the clues read by the B&B actors.

  4. Richard Corliss says:

    NOT THE NOOGIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!