Final Jeopardy: Theater

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (1/15/2018) in the category “Theater” was:

In 1915 this play opened for the last time on Broadway, ironically at the Booth Theatre.

3x champ Gilbert Collins won $36,599 last week. It’s his 4th game and he’s up against these two guys: Tyler Misanek, from Warrenville, IL; and Steve Garbacz, from Fort Wayne, IN.

Round 1 Categories: A Woolly Category – 4-Letter Words – Arriba Aruba! – Whose Album? – The End of Time – Science With Iain Armitage

Gilbert found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “End of Time” under the $600 clue, with 7 clues left after it. He was in the lead with $5,800, $2,600 more than Steve in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

This 64-year British era ended for a very specific reason in 1901. show

Gilbert finished in the lead with $9,600. Steve was second with $2,600 and Tyler was last with $400.

Round 2 Categories: Men in Books by Women – Supporting Cast of Oscar’s Best Picture – Ends in Double Letters – Speaking Italians – Street Smarts – Jeopardy! Writers’ Online Go-Tos

Tyler found the first Daily Double in “Street Smarts” under the $1,200 clue on the third pick. He was in third place with $1,600 now, $8,000 less than Gilbert’s lead. He bet $1,000 and took a guess with Hudson. That was WRONG.

Anne Rice’s “Interview with a Vampire” influenced Sting’s song “Moon Over” this street. show

Steve found the last Daily Double in “Jeopardy! Writers” under the $2,000 clue, with 10 clue to go after it. In third place with $5,400, he had $2,600 less than Gilbert’s lead. He bet $1,600 and thought it was Doyle. That was WRONG.

For legends & suspect claims, the writers may check, named for a family in this man’s novels. show

Gilbert finished in the lead with $9,600. Tyler was next with $7,400 and Steve was in third place with $2,200.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


On the night of April l4, 1865 during the performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C., actor-turned-assassin John Wilkes Booth carried out his plot to murder President Abraham Lincoln. Booth timed his fatal shot to go off right after this line was uttered on stage by Harry Hawk, the actor playing Asa Trenchard: “Well, I guess I know enough to turn you inside out, old gal — you sockdologizing old man-trap.” He knew that Hawk would be the only actor on the stage and that the line was always met with hearty laughter.

In the play’s final run in 1915 at the Booth Theatre (named for John Wilkes Booth’s brother, Edwin), Asa Trenchard was played by Sydney Mather. It makes one wonder how audiences reacted to that line after 1865.

Steve didn’t have a response. He bet and lost it all.

Tyler had “My American Cousin.” That wrong pronoun cost him $2,201, leaving him with $5,199.

Gilbert got it right. He bet $5,201 so he won the game with $14,801. His 4-day total is $51,400.

Final Jeopardy (1/15/2018) Gilbert Collins, Steve Garbacz, Tyler Misanek

A triple stumper from each round:

A WOOLLY CATEGORY ($1000) Many moisturizers contain this fatty substance extracted from sheep wool

MEN IN BOOKS BY WOMEN ($800) Last name of Susan Eloise, who in “Tex” created McCormick brothers Tex & Mason

2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “State Capitals”

A 1957 event led to the creation of a National Historic Site in this city, signed into law by a President whose library is now there too./strong> show

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4 Responses

  1. TaiwanBill says:

    Well, I thought that “Casablanca” was another triple miss. It seems that the movie has entered the misty realm of generational questions.

    I remember reading that the Germans had known about the impending meeting between Churchill and FDR in Casablanca, but they had decoded the place name as the “Whitehouse”, so they thought that the meeting would be in Washington DC instead of Morocco, since we had not put Casablanca into code and they thought we had. That was a good thing.

    • VJ says:

      @Taiwan Bill, It was another triple miss though I suppose they would get clues about it that mention Bogart and/or Bergman or the song.

      The clue is on the 12 more clues list I linked to below — the rest of the triple stumpers in the match, or the majority of them. Sometimes I miss one or two.

  2. Lou says:

    Well I had a feeling Gilbert won again but I wonder if this play our American cousin won awards after its showing VJ? Let’s see.If Gilbert can win game 5 tomorrow since rani’s previous run won her 60000 dollars in five games. Plus I really hope Kristin can get into the toc of 2018 since she had won four games last year. By the way, are you a fan of theater plays VJ?

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