Final Jeopardy: Funnymen

The Final Jeopardy question (10/18/2016) in the category “Funnymen” was:

He’s won 4 Emmys, 3 Grammys, an Oscar & 3 Tonys, & 3 of his films rank on AFI’s list of Funniest Movies of All Time.

New champ Shannon Dillmore won $20,631 yesterday. In his second game, he is up against these two players: Anne Exler, from Underhill, VT and Jeremy Zarowitz, from Oak Park, CA.

Round 1 Categories: I’m a Wheel Watcher – Planet Earth – What Can You Buy For a Buck? – U.S. History – L.A. Television – T(4 Letters)T

Shannon found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Planet Earth” under the $600 clue on the very first pick of the round. No one had any moolah. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.

This dark organic substance found in soil & formed from decaying matter is good for plants; some might try to eat it with pita. show

Shannon finished in the lead with $5,400. Anne was hot on his heels with $5,000 and Jeremy was last with $200.

Round 2 Categories: Authors with Presidential Names – 2-Word Countries – Rock “Me” – Dome, Dome on the Range – Where Seldom is Heard – A Discouraging Word

Jeremy found the first Daily Double in “Dome, Dome” under the $1,600 clue on the 2nd pick. He had $1,400 at this point, $4,000 less than Shannon’s lead. He bet the $2,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.

A shell structure with a frame of tubing connected into hexagons, pentagons & triangles is this type of dome. show

Shannon found the last Daily Double in “2-Word Countries” under the $800 clue on the 10th pick. In the lead with $9,400, he had $2,400 more than Anne in second place. He bet $5,000 and he was RIGHT.

It occupies most of the world’s largest peninsula. show

Shannon finished in the lead with $18,000. Anne was next with $14,200 and Jeremy was in third place with $11,400.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“He’s an EGOT” is Mental Floss’s 12th Surprising Fact about Mel Brooks. “So far, only 12 individuals have earned the title,” they write, and list the awards that made Mel Brooks the “eighth EGOT in world history.” You may see some lists that name a lot more EGOTs than 12. See Wikipedia’s chart for the explanation behind that. You’ll also find an interesting read on WireCola: “Analyzing the EGOTs,” where the writer posits that “most EGOTs limped into at least one category, sometimes more.”

Brooks’ films on the AFI’s 100 Funniest Films of All Time are “Blazing Saddles” (No. 6), “The Producers (No. 11) and “Young Frankenstein” (No. 13)

Jeremy got it right. He bet $3,800, bringing him up to $15,200.

Anne thought it was Woody Allen. She lost $12,000 and was left with $2,200.

Shannon also got it right. He bet a healthy $10,431 and won this match with $28,431. His 2-day total is $49,062.

Final Jeopardy (10/18/2016) Shannon Dillmore, Jeremy Zarowitz, Anne Exler

A triple stumper from each round:

I’M A WHEEL WATCHER ($1000) Often found on the bottom of heavy furniture, it’s a wheel that swivels in order to help in moving large objects

AUTHORS WITH PRESIDENTIAL NAMES ($400) In 1809 he published “A History of New York” under the pen name Diedrich Knickerbocker

2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “The 18th Century”

Losses in this event included 12 chests of Souchong. show

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6 Responses

  1. rhonda says:

    VJ, would you be able to tell me what the 2nd, 3rd and 4th clues in the first round were? Thanks!

    • VJ says:

      Sure, Rhonda, here they are:

      PLANET EARTH ($800) The Concorde cruised at 60,000 feet, high enough for its 100 passengers to see this phenomenon which, at just eight inches per mile, is invisible at lower altitudes (TS –it was a video clue read by Sara of the Clue Crew — an image is on the post I linked to below)

      WHEEL WATCHER ($600) With a spin of the wheel in this casino game you can win $350 with a $10 bet (Anne)

      T(4 Letters)T ($200) The object in competition shooting (Shannon)

  2. sonnyboy says:

    Hi Mom, Saw ;this one. Were you shocked that they didn’t watch Ray Donovan?

    • VJ says:

      yes, ha ha ha, totally shocking. It made me think of that category they had yesterday— If the World Were 100 People— 3 wouldn’t watch Ray Donovan.

      Just kidding, but Liev Schreiber has been nominated 2x for an Emmy for his portrayal of Ray Donovan

  3. VJ says:

    I put up the Rock “Me” category and 7 other clues from this match. Here’s the link