Final Jeopardy: TV in the 2000s

The Final Jeopardy question (10/3/2014), in the category “TV in the 2000s” was:

A key scene of this sitcom’s 2014 finale after 9 seasons was actually filmed in Season 2.

New champ Shawn Choe won $7,200 in yesterday’s game with that awful FJ! In the last game of the week, he is up against these two fellas: Dan Ford, from Cincinnati, OH; and Sam Barker, from Carlisle, PA.

Round 1: Dan found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Nights on Broadway” under the $600 clue. He was in the lead with $1,400, $1,200 more than Sam in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and added an “s” at the end of the day of the week. That made it WRONG.

Mandy Patinkin was the first to play artist Georges Seurat when this musical opened in 1984. show

Dan finished in the lead with $4,800. Sam was second with $2,400 and Shawn was last, in the hole for $1,400.

Round 2: Dan found the first Daily Double in “Vocabulary” under the $1,200 clue. He was now in third place with $6,400, $3,000 less than Shawn’s lead. He bet $2,000 and had no idea, so he was WRONG.

The name of this great grandson of Noah can mean an idiot or a great hunter. show

Shawn found the last Daily Double in “The 20th Century” under the $1,600 clue. In the lead with $10,600, he had $1,000 more than Sam in second place. He bet $600 and thought it was Robert Kennedy. That was WRONG.

On April 3, 1968, he said “So I’m happy tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man.” show

Shawn finished in the lead with $10,000. Sam was next with $9,600 and Dan was in third place with $6,400.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“The final scene with Ted’s teenage kids was filmed eight years ago around the start of season 2. This was primarily done because the creators knew the two actors playing Ted’s kids would age as the show moved forward…. [Craig] Thomas elaborated more on the pre-recorded ending back in 2008 to Zap2It. ‘We’ve had a plan since the pilot and we actually shot a little piece of it at the beginning of season two, using the kids, because we knew if we waited until the finale of the series, the kids would have aged like six years. So yeah, part of our plan for how we want to end it all has already been done.'” (Business Insider: Final HIMYM Scene)

Dan got it right. His $4,000 bet brought him up to $10,400.

Sam thought it was “The Family Guy” That cost him $3,201. He finished with $6,399.

Shawn also got it. He bet $9,200 so he won this match with $19,200 and now has a 2-day total of $26,400.


So how did Shawn make that nice comeback after the first round? First he caught up to Dan in the “”D’ in Science” category by getting 4 of the clues right. He picked up the $1,200 one asking for the meaning of DNA after Dan got dinged for thinking they only wanted the ‘D’ part. (They wanted the whole meaning — but it was a bit misleading with the ‘D’ in quotes in the category). Then Shawn got the last 3 clues right in “Legal Matters” (remember, he is an attorney) and that put him in the lead.

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

Her most famous poem was written for a December 1883 art & literary auction to benefit the Pedestal Fund. show

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5 Responses

  1. VJ says:

    @jackie – here are the clues in Nights on Broadway

    $200 2010 saw the first Broadway revival of this play about Helen Keller & her teacher Annie Sullivan
    $400 Jessie Mueller won a 2014 Tony for her portrayal of this “Tapesty” singer in the musical “Beautiful”
    $600 The Daily Double (see Round 1 in the recap)
    $800 This musical that returned to NYC in 2013 tells of Charlemagne’s son, on a quest to find his true calling in life
    $1000 A con man claims to be the son of Sidney Poitier in this play that opened on Broadway in 1990

  2. john blahuta says:

    and again playing for a tie. too bad sam could not profit from it. but he got an easy fj wrong (i thought THIS would be a triple solve) AND he guarded against dan instead of betting it all (nimrod……)


    • john blahuta says:

      also, it’s “family guy”, not “the family guy” and is still running,as far as i know.
      i wonder, if they would have accepted “the” family guy, had it been the right show.probably not, since it is not a simple it’s just as well….

    • john blahuta says:

      btw, shawn seems to be a real nice guy, unlike some other contestants we had to endure in the past (achu….?)
      i am sure he will enjoy the weekend (provided the game was taped last on a friday…..)

    • Jackie says:

      Hi–hoping you can help me. What was the first clue in the Broadway category on last night’s Jeopardy? If you have the entire list of clues, even better, but I missed the first clue entirely. Thanks in advance!