Final Jeopardy: Primetime TV Actresses
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (12/8/2017) in the category “Primetime TV Actresses” was:
On the beat since 1999, she plays the longest-running female character currently on TV in a primetime non-animated series.
4x champ Kyle Becker has now won $63,802. It’s Game 5 and he’s got to beat these 2 players for that milestone win: Ben Raphel, from Boston, MA; and Laura Miller, from Arlington, VA.
Round 1 Categories: The Food Chain – Stately Bodies of Water – Hammer – From B to C – I Sing the Body – Electric
Ben found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Stately Bodies of Water” under the $400 clue on the 2nd pick of the round. The only money on the board was the $200 he got from the first clue. He bet the $1,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
The Bay of Green Bay lies at its northwestern corner. show
Laura finished in the lead with $5,200. Ben and Kyle were tied at $4,200 right behind her.
Round 2 Categories: Asian Culture – 14-Letter Words – State Department History – Writers & Writing – Fossil Fuels – Stage Name’s the Same
Ben found the first Daily Double in “Asian Culture” under the $1,200 clue on the 15th pick. He was in the lead with $13,000 at this point, $6,000 more than Kyle in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
Depicting stories of daily life and from folklore, water puppetry in this country began in the Red River Delta in the 11th century.
Kyle got the last Daily Double in “14-Letter Words” under the $2,000 clue, the very last clue. In second place with $10,600, he had $5,000 less than Ben’s lead. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
The Great Depression gave rise to this, the study of income & output on a national scale. show
Ben finished in the lead with $15,600. Kyle was next with $12,600 and Laura was in third place with $9,600.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Mariska Hargitay, daughter of 60s siren Jayne Mansfield, and 1955’s Mr. Universe, Mickey Hargitay, began her Law & Order: SVU career in 1999 as Detective Olivia Benson. Now in its 19th season, Benson has risen to the rank of Lieutenant and is the squad commander. According to her bio on NBC.com, Hargitay is also an executive producer and director of the show. She counts a 2006 Emmy among the many awards she has won for her role.
Laura got it right. Her $9,599 bet brought her up to $19,199.
Kyle drew a blank. He lost his $3,001 bet, leaving him with $9,599.
Ben also got it. He bet $9,601 to win today’s match with $25,201. Ben Raphel is the new Jeopardy! champ and we’ll be seeing him at the first podium on Monday.
A triple stumper from each round:
HAMMER ($800) Judas Priest’s song “Between the Hammer &” this is an idiom for equally unpleasant choices
WRITERS & WRITING ($1600) Paula Hawkins’ follow-up to “The Girl on the Train”, it concerns a creepy “drowning pool”
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Historic Names”
The only time the Pope and the U.S. President shared a name ended when both died in this year. show