Final Jeopardy: Entertainment Award Winners

The Final Jeopardy question (11/30/2016) in the category “Entertainment Award Winners” was:

She won a Comedy Grammy in the 1980s, a Supporting Actress Oscar in the 1990s & a Daytime Emmy in the 2000s.

3x champ Justin Bender is now up to $40,800. He really needs to win today to jump in front of all the 3x winners on the current ToC list. Vicki Kelly, from Newark, DE; and Michael Malyszko, from Boston, MA. would rather be at the first podium tomorrow. Let’s find out who will return.

Round 1 Categories: Current Pop Culture – 16 Tons – & What Do You “Get” – Another Day Older – Deeper in Debt – The Company Store

Vicki found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “& What Do You ‘Get'” under the $1,000 clue on the 10th pick of the round. She was in second place with $2,400, $200 less than Justin’s lead. She bet $1,000 but had no response so she was WRONG.

A plain in Northwest Tanzania. show

Justin finished in the lead with $7,400. Vicki was second with $3,000 and Michael was last with $2,600.

Round 2 Categories: Also Found on a Car – State Flags – Bear With Us – Short Stories – Sports Equipment – The Erie Canal

Justin found the first Daily Double in “State Flags” under the $1,200 clue on the 2nd pick. He had $8,600 now (yeah, the first clue was worth $1,200). That was $5,600 more than Vicki in second place. He bet $2,400 and he was RIGHT.

This state’s flag is the only one of the 50 to bear the word “Republic” show

Michael found the last Daily Double in “Erie Canal” under the $1,200 clue, with 7 clues to go after it. In second place with $7,400, he had $9,600 less than Justin’s runaway lead. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

With the success of the canal, in a few shorts years, NYC had replaced this city as the Nation’s No. 1 port. show

Justin finished in the lead with $17,800. Michael was next with $10,800 and Vicki was in third place with $5,800.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Whoopi’s Best Comedy Album Grammy is under 1986 on’s list (that goes up to 2012). Her Best Supporting Actress Oscar was for her portrayal of Oda Mae Brown in the 1990 film, “Ghost” that starred Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. That is listed on Whoopi’s IMDB Awards page, as is her 2009 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host, that she shared with “The View” co-hosts, Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd.

Vicki got it right. She added $2,200 to finish with $8,000.

Michael came up with Bette Midler. He lost his $3,201 bet and had $7,599 left.

Justin also got it right. His $3,801 wager made today’s winning total $21,601. His 4-day winnings are $62,401.

Final Jeopardy (11/30/2016) Justin Bender, Michael Malyszko, Vicki Kelly

A triple stumper from each round:

ANOTHER DAY OLDER ($800) On June 5, 1695 he could have celebrated (but probably didn’t) his 18,650th day as France’s king

SHORT STORIES ($1200) “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” introduced his characters the Glass Family

2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “U.S. Geography”

This city of 650,000 people is the most populous U.S. city not found in a U.S. state. show

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7 Responses

  1. lou says:

    At last we have a 4 time champ
    it has been two months since seth wilson had his 12 game run but i look forward to see if justin can win a few more to get to either hunter applers total. Also vj, do you know if bette midler won emmys for daytime dramas?

  2. Dalton Higbee says:

    Well, it did look like Justin was going to get a runaway.

  3. VJ says:

    I am just mystified at the way the end of the Double Jeopardy! round was played. The 7 clues left after the last DD had these values: 4-$400 clues, 1-$800 and 2-$2K clues. And I really thought they would go for those $2K clues first, but the clues were played in this order: $800, $400, $400, then the $2000 Erie Canal clue (that no one got), then $400, $400. Time ran out and we never saw the $2K Short Stories clue

    LINK: 14 more clues from this match

    • jacob ska says:

      VJ, it was weird playing & I must agree. Did Tennessee Ernie Ford come to your mind with the 1st round categories? I know Rhonda remembers him too.

      I think the cool, calm, & collective playing style of Justin rattled his opponents & they didn’t know what to do to catch him imo. Michael knocked out Justin’s runaway with his DD wager but he still couldn’t catch up. Justin was on cruise control for lack of a better term. It had to be frustrating for his opponents. He has a wide breadth of knowledge in almost every category.

      • VJ says:

        Yes, Jacob. LOL! I sure did think of Tennessee Ernie. We all love that song. I even looked up his birthday to see if that’s what inspired the theme. But it was Feb 13. The original 16 Tons recording was by MerIe Travis and I looked up his birthday. It was Nov 29.

  4. aaaa says:

    Some or all NBC stations are airing Rockefeller Center’s annual Xmas tree lighting special tonight at 7PM EST(despite NBC Nightly News saying it would air at 8PM EST). Ergo, Wheel and J! will be preempted on NBC stations where it airs between 7-8PM on the East Coast at least. One of WOF or J! will be preempted on NBC stations where they air tomorrow night, as Thursday night Football coverage starts at 7:30PM EST.