Final Jeopardy: Food History

The Final Jeopardy question (11/24/2016) in the category “Food History” was:

In 1525 Spanish New World official Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo wrote, “The flesh of these peacocks is very good”

New champ Andrew Lee won $26,001 yesterday. Today he takes on these two players: Lexie Gagliardi, from New York, NY; and Jay Johnson, from Henderson, TN.

Round 1 Categories: First Ladies – 1990s Movie Quotes – General Knowledge – U.S. City Seals – Recent Fiction – 1-Consonant Words

Andrew found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “U.S. City Seals” under the $800 clue, with just one clue left after it in the round. He was in the lead with $6,000, $3,400 more than Lexie in second place. He bet $3,000 and said one word that was close but it wasn’t two words so it was WRONG.

In 1874 Philadelphia added the phrase “Philadelphia Maneto” which means “Let” this 2-word phrase “continue”. show

Jay got the last clue right so he scored a tie with Andrew. They both finished the round with $3,000 and Lexie was close behind with $2,600.

Round 2 Categories: From A to Almost Z – Highways & Byways – Butterflies – Japanese History – Gloria, Gloria – Hallelujah!

Andrew found the first Daily Double in “Japanese History” under the $800 clue. there were 8 clues left after it. He was in the lead with $8,200 at this point, $1,200 more than Jay in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

Beginning the Edo Period of Japanese history, Tokugawa Ieyasu took this leadership title in 1603. show

Lexie found the last Daily Double in “Hallelujah!” under the $1,600 clue. There were 3 clues left after it. In second place with $7,800, she had $3,800 less than Andrew’s lead. She bet $4,000 but couldn’t come up with a guess so she was WRONG.

In “Mississippi Squirrel Revival”, Ray Stevens rhymes “Halleujah” with this city that’s in the state. show

Andrew finished in the lead with $11,600. Jay was next with $7,000 and Lexie was in third place with $3,800.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


In “The Naturalist at Home and Abroad,” an article in the 1/15/1887 edition of “The Poultry Monthly,” Joseph Wallace gave his opinion on why Oviedo was calling turkeys “peacocks” back in the day: “Early navigators who discovered southern and central portions of New World were somewhat acquainted with the Ocellated turkey. Probably it is this species which Oviedo describes that were raised by Europeans in New Spain, and further corroborated by naming them “Peacocks,” which he did on account of their plumage being brilliant and marked with irredescent [sic] ‘peacock-like eyes.'”

“Yes! We are honoring turkeys for Thanksgiving,” Alex said, “Indeed!”

Lexie bet $3,799. She finished with $7,599.

Jay bet $2,201. That brought him up to $9,201

Andrew bet $2,401 so he won the match with $14,001. His 2-day total is $40,002.

Final Jeopardy (11/24/2016) Andrew Lee, Jay Johnson, Lexie Gagliardi

A triple stumper from each round:

1990S MOVIE QUOTES ($1000) “It’s amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you”

FROM A TO ALMOST Z ($1600) This brand of “authentic American style” shirts was once know for its detachable collars

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Bodies of Water”

First encountered in 1648 by a man born in Russia, it was eventually named after a man born in Denmark. show

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3 Responses

  1. Brando says:

    How in the world did that FJ clue ask for the explanation of what de Oviedo mistook for peacocks?

  2. Kaye says:

    Happy thanksgiving to all of the americans on this message board

  3. VJ says:

    Just to clarify, Alex made the remark about honoring turkeys right after Lexie’s correct response was shown.

    I’ve got 9 more clues from this match up now LINK