Final Jeopardy: Pop Music History
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (10/26/2015) in the category “Pop Music History” was:
Appropriately, this 1984 blockbuster was the first music CD mass-produced in the United States.
New champ Sean Anderson won $19,199 last Friday. In his second game, he takes on these two players: Tom Flynn, from Goshen, NY; and Beth Horn, from Dallas, TX.
Alex Trebek opened the program up by informing us that even though the TOC is a mere 2 weeks away, all the spots have not been set and Sean and his opponents still have a chance to get in on that. Alrighty then.
Round 1: Sean found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Nonfiction” under the $1,000 clue before the first break. He was in the lead with $2,200, $1,000 more than Beth in second place. He bet $1,800 and he was RIGHT.
Naturally, Philip Glass titled his autobiography “Words Without” this. show
Sean finished in the lead with $9,600. Tom was second with $4,000 and Beth was last with $2,800.
Round 2: Sean found the first Daily Double in “The 1920s” under the $800 clue on the 3rd pick of the round. He was in the lead with $10,400, $6,400 more than Tom in second place. He bet $4,400 and thought it was Shangri-La. That was WRONG.
“Undreamed of Splendors”, boasted newspaper headlines about this 1922 discovery. show
Sean found the last Daily Double in “Shakespeare” under the $1,600 clue. In the lead with $12,800, he was $6,400 ahead of Tom in second place. He bet $2,200 but had no idea so he was WRONG.
Tamora eats a pie in this play; problems is that the pie was made with the heads of Demetrius & Chiron, her sons. show
Sean finished in the lead with a runaway $23,000. Tom was next with $8,400 and Beth was in third place with $4,800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS “BORN IN THE USA”?
“On Sept. 21, 1984, CBS opened up the first American compact disc pressing plant in Terre Haute, Indiana. The first disc to come off the production line was Bruce Springsteen‘s Born in the U.S.A., which had been released three months earlier. Given the album’s title and the spotlight on the plight of the American worker contained in many of his songs, it made perfect sense that Springsteen’s album became the first American-made CD.” (Ultimate Classic Rock)
Beth wrote down “The Terminator.” She lost her $4,500 bet and finished with $300.
Tom didn’t have an answer. He bet and lost it all.
Sean got it right. His $6,101 bet brought his winning total today up to $29,101. His 2-day total is $48,300, and Alex once again mentioned that he has a chance to get in the TOC.
During the chat, Sean related how he gave his wife 40 gifts for her 40th birthday, but only 36 of them were a hit. We would love to know the 4 that bombed. LOL!
2 years ago:: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Literary Characters”
This 19th century character talks about his own writings about tattoo marks & on the tracing of footsteps. show