Final Jeopardy: Broadway
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (12/29/2017) in the category “Broadway” was:
Following a show’s success in 2011, this group began advertising, “You’ve seen the play…now read the book”
New champ Travis Rojakovick won $18,450 yesterday. In Game 2, he is up against these two players: Gwynedd Stuart, from Los Angeles, CA; and Henry Ayoola, from Pittsburgh, PA. Who will win the last game of 2017? Let’s find out:
Round 1 Categories: Paint the Town Red – 6-Letter Words – Life in 1977 – “F”ood for Thought – Math – Stan Lee
Travis found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Life in 1977” under the $600 clue, with 7 clues still to go after it. He was in second place with $3,600, $800 less than Henry’s lead. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
The American Cancer Society organized the first “Great American” one of these. show
Henry finished in the lead with $6,400. Travis was second with $5,000 and Gwynned was last with $3,400.
Round 2 Categories: Animal Groupings – Begins With a Silent Letter – Entertaining Organizations – Literary Settings – Here’s the Naked Truth – No More Cover-Up
Travis found the first Daily Double in “Begins with a Silent Letter” under the $1,600 clue, with 11 clues left after it. He was in the lead with $11,800 at this point, $600 more than Henry in second place. He bet $2,000 and took a guess with valet. That was WRONG.
A male servant: the word has been used to mean a rascal since around 1200. show
Travis found the last Daily Double in “No More Cover-Up” under the $1,200 clue. Now there were only 2 clues after it. In second place with $13,400, he had $1,400 less than Henry’s lead. He bet $3,000 this time and he was RIGHT.
Attempts to hide this 1986 accident lasted 2 days before Swedish monitoring stations detected radiation. show
Travis finished in the lead with $18,400. Henry was next with $14,800 and Gwynned was in third place with $4,200.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS?
According to a Sept. 2012 L.A. Times article, the Mormon church first bought ads in the playbill for “The Book of Mormon” musical when it came to the Hollywood Pantages, seeing an educational opportunity in a play mocking their religion. One ad said “The book is always better.” They later put up billboards with the saying in the clue and sent missionaries to hand out free copies of the Book of Mormon outside theatres.
Bonus clues: Found the above video on youtube with a whole category on this church. The last time the book & play were the FJ topic was in the Battle of the Decades.
Gwynedd went full name but wrote down “& Latter Day Saints,” and not “of Latter Day Saints.” That was rejected so she lost her $599 bet, leaving her with $3,601.
Henry came up with Queen. He didn’t bet anything so he remained at $14,800.
Travis was going for the Author’s Guild, though the last word was illegible. He lost $11,201 and finished with $7,199. That made Henry Ayoola the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
“F”OOD FOR THOUGHT ($200) It’s basically a thin, sweet wafer that’s folded around a small piece of paper
LITERARY SETTINGS ($2000) In a Samuel Butler satire: Colleges of Unreason are found in the title land
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Television”
Set to the song “You’ve Got Time”, a montage of real women who were incarcerated is in the opening credits of this series. show