Final Jeopardy: Food Brands
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (1/31/2018) in the category “Food Brands” was:
Seen here is the location of the first plant of this company
2x champ Ryan Fenster has won $41,999 so far. In Game 3, his opponents are: Elizabeth Connor, from West Grove, PA; and Nate Pochomis, from Brooklyn, NY.
Round 1 Categories: A Stash of Mustaches – Nicknames for Natives – On Stage – The Hungary Games – Catching “Fire” – Mocking Jay
Elizabeth found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “On Stage” under the $400 clue, with 6 clues to go after it. She was in the lead with $5,400, $1,800 ahead of Nate in second place. She bet $2,000 and guessed H.M.S. Pinafore. That was WRONG.
Some of the buccaneers in this Gilbert & Sullivan show may do double duty as policemen. show
Nate finished in the lead with $4,200. Elizabeth and Ryan were tied in second with $3,400 each.
Round 2 Categories: Puerto Rico Strong – 2-Word Song Titles – The Pharaohs – Gangsters – European Art – Loser!
Ryan found the first Daily Double in “Pharaohs” under the $2,000 clue, with 4 clues still to go. At $3,000, he was in what Alex likes to call “a distant third,” $7,200 behind Nate’s lead. “At this point, gotta risk it all,” Ryan said. He did and he was RIGHT.
Akhenaten tried to switch the empire to worship of this, symbolized by the last 4 letters of his name. show
Ryan found the last Daily Double in “Gangsters” under the $1,200 clue, the very last. In the lead with $10,400 now, he had $200 more than Nate in second place. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.
While Bugsy Siegel was being shot in B.H. [Beverly Hills], Meyer Lansky’s goons were walking into a hotel in this city & taking over. show
Ryan finished in the lead with $14,400, not a runaway but certainly his most impressive comeback to date. Nate was next with $10,200 and Elizabeth was in third place with $5,800.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
In 1952, E. Nephi “Neef” Griggs and his brother Golden Griggs were engaged in a profitable sweet corn business. When the quick-freeze factory they were using for the corn went into foreclosure, the brothers bought it and expanded into the potato business, forming Ore-Ida Potato Products Incorporated. The plant (still in use) is located in Ontario, Oregon, very near the Idaho/Oregon border. In 1953, Neef invented Tater Tots and the company boomed. By 1965, they sold it to Heinz for over $25 million. Read the whole story at Funding Universe.
Elizabeth got it right. She bet it all and finished with $11,600.
Nate drew a blank. He lost his $1,801 bet, leaving him with $8,399.
Ryan also got it right. He bet $11,000 bet, winning with $25,400. Wow!! Utterly amazing, considering he was at $600 after the 21st clue in the last round. Ryan’s 3-day total is $67,399.
A triple stumper from each round:
ON STAGE ($1000) Let’s go to this Lillian Hellman show whose “small” title comes from creatures in the Bible “that spoil the vines”
EUROPEAN ART ($2000) Like Toulouse-Lautrec, Maurice Utrillo was fond of painting this district of Paris, famous for its windmills
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Moments in History”
This word follows January (China, 1967); March (Germany, 1848); July (France, 1830) & famously, October. show