Final Jeopardy: Theatre
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (11/14/2017) in the category “Theatre” was:
Despite objections from the playwright’s estate, a 1991 French production of this 1952 play had a small all-female cast instead of male.
The first thing Alex Trebek said when he came out was: “Once again, I have to deal with Mr. Personality, Buzzy Cohen.”
Round 1 Categories: Poets & Poetry – 11-Letter Words – Meet Your Automaker – Senator John – Fashion: 1900 to 1950 – “M” TV Shows
Jason found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Senator John” under the $400 clue, with only five $200 clues left after it. He was in the lead with $4,800, $400 less than Buzzy’s lead. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
This Vietnam vet was Senator from Massachusetts from 1985 to 2013. show
Jason finished in the lead with $8,200. Buzzy was second with $5,400 and Lisa was last with $1,200.
Round 2 Categories: Colorful American Cities – Precious Time – Documentaries – Widows in the Bible – Art – Hidden Figures
Buzzy found the first Daily Double in “Art” under the $1,200 clue on the 8th pick. He was in second place with $9,800 at this point, $1,600 behind Jason’s lead. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.
Edgar Degas did many works in this medium whose name is also used for subdued shades of color. show
Buzzy found the last Daily Double in “Widows in the Bible” under the $800 clue. There were two $400 clues left after it. In the lead with $17,800, he had $2,400 more than Jason in second place. He bet $2,000 and picked Esther. That was WRONG.
A book of the Bible is named for this widow of Mahlon & ancestor of David. show
Buzzy finished in the lead with $16,200. Jason was next with $15,800 and Lisa was in third place with $2,000.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
In “Damned to Fame: The Life of Samuel Beckett,” author Robert Knowlson describes how the conflict between acting companies seeking to cast women in the play began in the 1980s, while the playwright was still alive and very vehemently making his wishes known. In 1988, he sued a Dutch theatre company, De Haarlemse Toneelschuur, to stop an all-female production but lost. He then banned production of all his works in the Netherlands. Beckett died in 1989, the Dutch ban was overturned, but his estate continued to try to honor his wishes. They lost court challenges in France in 1991 and in Italy in 2006.
Lisa didn’t get a response in. She bet and lost it all.
Jason came up with “Peter Pan.” He bet everything but a dollar and that’s what he had left.
Buzzy got it right. He bet $15,401 and won the second Finals spot with a very robust $31,601. So Buzzy is joining Austin in the Finals, and Trebek will have to deal with “Mr. Personality” on Thursday and Friday, too!
Tomorrow, we will find out who will occupy the third spot. Will it be Alan, Pranjal or Tim?
A triple stumper from each round:
POETS & POETRY ($800) One of Australia’s most beloved poems is Banjo Paterson’s “The Man from” this river
“M” TV SHOWS ($1000) Dennis Weaver cowboyed up as a cop in New York City
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “African Countries”
These 2 6-letter rhyming countries both derive their names from rivers and were both once controlled by Great Britain. show