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 snopes.com, 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.
WHAT IS “OUR AMERICAN COUSIN”?
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.
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