Final Jeopardy: Classic Albums

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (11/21/2017) in the category “Classic Albums” was:

Hailed as the “Greatest Album of All Time”, in 2017 it returned to the top of the charts 50 years after its first release.

New champ Eric Maher won $31,500 yesterday. In his 2nd game, he is up against these two players: Wilbur Farley, from Patchogue, NY; and Kiana Nakamura, from Corona, CA.

Round 1 Categories: Bible Study – Words From the Greek – State Capital Haiku – Parts of the “Hole” – A 1- through 5-star Rating – 20/20 at 40

Eric found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “State Capital Haiku” under the $1,000 clue on the 13th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $2,800, $2,200 more than Kiana in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.

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Eric finished in the lead with $7,200. Wilbur was second with $2,200 and Kiana was last with $2,000.

Round 2 Categories: Millennials – Unplugged – Truuue – “Insta”! – Thirsty – Netflix & Spell

Kiana found the first Daily Double in “Insta”!” under the $1,200 clue on the 4th pick. She was in second place with $3,000 now, $5,000 less than Eric’s lead. She bet $1,000 but didn’t give the expected response so that was declared WRONG. Later, it was reversed and she was RIGHT.

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Wilbur found the last Daily Double in “Truuue” under the $1,600 clue, with 5 clues left after it. In the lead with $11,600, he had $2,400 more than Eric and Kiana tied in second place (after Kiana’s DD was reversed). He bet $1,400 and took a shot with the Rough Riders. That was WRONG.

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The round ended there. Wilbur finished in the lead with $10,200. Eric and Kiana were in that $9,200 tie.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


From The “It was 50 years ago this June 1st when The Beatles’ John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music’s most universally acclaimed album…. ‘It’s crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art,’ says Paul McCartney in his newly-penned introduction for the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Anniversary Edition.”

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Kiana got it right. She bet $1,300, bringing her up to $10,500.

Eric went with the White Album, but crossed it out in favor of The Wall. That cost him $7,000 and left him with $2,200.

Wilbur couldn’t complete his response. He only got as far as “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart,” and that wasn’t accepted. He lost his $8,201 bet, dropping him to third place with $1,999.

UPDATE: See “Judges’ Table: Sgt. Pepper’s … What?” on J!Buzz” for an explanation of the judges’ decision.

Final Jeopardy (11/21/2017) Eric Maher, Kiana Nakamura, Wilbur Farley

A triple stumper from each round:

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TRUUUE ($1600) Also a type of medical emergency, it’s equal parts lager & cider

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32 Responses

  1. Bella says:

    Wilbur should have won!

  2. VJ says:

    J!Buzz already posted an article on the judges decision on Wilbur’s response. I put a link to it right above the image of the scores

    • Cece says:

      VJ, thanks for the link, but it took me to a cable company’s page (I don’t know if it’s just on my end). So, I read the article out of J! website. They say he wrote “Heart” (singular). Oh, man, oh god.

      • VJ says:

        Thanks for the heads up, Cece. it wasn’t on your end — I thought I copied the link right, in fact, I could swear I saw it when I pasted it in, but I guess not!

        I was thinking along the lines that if they accepted that ‘Goodbye Ruby Tuesday’ thing (and the song is not commonly known as that, nor is the restaurant), they could have reasoned that he got in the 2 words that SPLHCB is commonly known by and let him have it.

        But, as I was saying on Spoiler Talk today, I concluded that they really don’t have to abide by a past decision if they decide it wasn’t a good call later.

        • Cece says:

          Yeah, I see your point. But out of curiosity, did he write “heart” or “hearts?”

        • VJ says:

          He wrote “heart.” I’ll fix it in the recap. Yesterday when I was watching it, I thought it said “hearts,” but we’ll have to chalk that up to my bad eyesight. (sometimes I have to look at stuff with a magnifying glass even with my glasses on!)

        • Cece says:

          Thanks, VJ. Btw, I don’t know what songs comprise that album, but I detest the song SPLHCB. 🙂

          Happy Thanksgiving.

        • VJ says:

          LOL, Cece, I hear ya. I’m not very fond of that song either. Here’s a link to the track listings on the original album.

          Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, too.

        • mimsy says:

          I’m getting a mental image of Wilbur hearing Sgt. Pepper while he’s out somewhere and turning into the Hulk

        • VJ says:

          LOL, mimsy, that’s so funny! Wilbur was a good sport about it but I sure wouldn’t want to hear or see anything to do with Pepper after that :0

  3. Loribelles says:

    The judges made the wrong call. That is so unfair, so wrong.

  4. Becci says:

    I would like to know who ‘hailed it’ as the best album of all time?

    The only drink I knew/know of called a ‘snakebite’ is made with Yukon Jack & lime juice.

    • VJ says:

      @Becky — It was Rolling Stone magazine. Here’s a link to their No. 1 choice of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

      P.S. I got my pack of Authors card and I see Harriet Beecher Stowe is the only woman in it so I figure if I take out one of her cards, I can play Old Maid with the deck 🙂

      • Becci says:

        Too bad this site doesn’t do emojis, because I would use the rolling on the floor laughing one. As a rule I do not use ‘text speech’
        (lol, etc.).

        I really should look through some of my stuff to find my deck. I think the last time I saw it was the last time I moved (2007). I just seem to hold on to the strangest things.

  5. Jacob Ska says:

    @VJ, thanks but I think Wilbur should be brought back. I know who could clear up the issue…Paul McCartney (Sir James Paul McCartney) just in case the judges want to zap me for not giving his full name. 🙂

    But if he contacted the Jeopardy clue writers, given their hubris, they might ask him what does he know even though he co-wrote the album with John Lennon. 🙁 🙁

    • Dalton Higbee says:

      I hope Wilbur comes back to Jeopardy!

    • VJ says:

      Ah! I found an FJ example — I knew it had something to do with the Rolling Stones. They gave “Goodbye Ruby Tuesday” to the player who thought he had it wrong himself for adding “Goodbye.” It was on the 10/27/2014 game and there were complaints that they gave it to him.

  6. Kcana says:

    Alec cheated black guy. Splhcb —>> Sargent peppers. Trebek racist

  7. Laurie says:

    Wilbur was totally robbed, shame on you Jeopardy?

  8. Lou says:

    I heard of this song because I am a huge fan of the Beatles but that response from Wilbur should have been accepted, VJ. Also are you a fan of the Beatles, VJ?

    • VJ says:

      I like some of the Beatles songs, Lou, like “Eleanor Rigby”, “We Can Work It Out”, “No Reply” and of course, “Rocky Raccoon”

      I wasn’t a fan of their covers because I already liked those songs by the original singers, and I never did like “Hey Jude.” Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na. LOL!!

  9. Jacob Ska says:

    @Rhonda, lol. Just to think I thought this would be a generation gap fj clue & the youngest contestant got it correct.

    • rhonda says:

      I know, Jacob, I was thinking the same thing.

    • VJ says:

      @Jacob, I was thinking that, too. Congrats on the only one part though. It’s still a good prediction, unless they bring Wilbur back 😉

      @Rhonda, Kiana reminded me a lot of Meg Tilly.

      LINK: 12 more clues from the match

  10. Dalton Higbee says:

    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts could have been accepted.

    • Jacob Ska says:

      @Dalton, I agree. In previous years on Jeopardy “Sgt. Pepper” was accepted. There must be new judges.

      • Dalton Higbee says:

        Do you agree, VJ?

        • VJ says:

          I think it’s something Wilbur could challenge if he wants to. As Jacob says, they have accepted just Sgt. Pepper’s in the past. Here an example in $200 Classic Albums in a 2006 ToC QF. As for him putting in more than that, I can’t put my finger on an example right now, but I know I’ve seen a player give more than necessary and be told they got in the important part.

    • rhonda says:

      I agree, it definitely should have been accepted.