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.
Mark Twain called it home / Founded 1635 / Knows Courant events show
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.
It’s the ceremonial process of placing someone in a job. show
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.
Chapter 5 of David McCullough’s 2015 biography of them is titled “December 17, 1903” show
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 Beatles.com: “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.”
On Vulture.com: All 213 Beatles Songs Ranked from Best to Worst
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.
A triple stumper from each round:
($600) In Genesis, he is sold to Pharaoh’s officer Potiphar and Mrs. P. tries to seduce him
TRUUUE ($1600) Also a type of medical emergency, it’s equal parts lager & cider
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “The Oscars”
For films of 2005 through 2012, he received nominations for Best Picture, Director, Writing & Acting. show