Final Jeopardy: Dual-Use Terms

The Final Jeopardy question (2/1/2017) in the category “Dual-Use Terms” was:

In 1812 the U.S. endured a literal one of these 2-word terms & beginning in 1964 enjoyed a musical one.

3x champ Lisa Schlitt jumped up to $64,200 in winnings yesterday, with an all-in FJ bet and the right response. In her 4th game, she takes on: Amanda Harvey, from Newport, MA; and Julie Bradlow, from Charlotte, NC.

Round 1 Categories: Pulitzer Prize Journalism – Country Music Albums – Animals in French – Writing – Annual Events – “Boo”!

Lisa found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Writing” under the $1,000 clue, with 2 whole categories left after it. She was in the lead with $5,800, $3,000 more than Amanda in second place. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.

Created by Daniel Britton, the font seen here tries to emulate what people with this condition see when trying to read.
Writing Jeopardy! Daily Double (2/1/17)

Lisa finished in the lead with $8,800. Amanda and Julie were tied in second place with $4,200 each.

Round 2 Categories: Good Fellers – Cape Fear – The King of Comedy – Heat – Casino – De Nero

Lisa found the first Daily Double in “Heat” under the $1,200 clue on the 5th pick. She was in the lead with $10,800 at this point, $6,200 more than Julie in second place. She bet $1,000 but did not have a guess so she was WRONG, but she learned that Alex was wearing some.

Meaning “caused by heat”, it’s found before “spring” or “underwear”. show

Amanda found the last Daily Double in “Good Fellers” under the $1,200 clue. There were 10 clues to go after it. In second place with $9,800, she had $2,800 less than Lisa’s lead. She bet $2,500 and she was RIGHT.

In a 1900 work his tree cutting is stuck mid-chop & he asks for someone to “oil my joints” show

Lisa finished in the lead with $14,200. Amanda was next with $10,300 and Julie was in third place with $1,400.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Some may perceive the application of “British invasion” to the War of 1812 as a rather loose interpretation of events. Smithsonian Magazine has an interesting article, including points on who invaded whom. They do mention the British invading the U.S. capitol in 1814. The musical British Invasion, on the other hand, is well known as the period that began with the Beatles’ 1964 takeover of U.S. music charts and their February 9, 1964 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. A huge wave of British rockers continued to dominate the charts in the ensuing years, including the Rolling Stones, the Animals, Herman’s Hermits, The Dave Clark Five and The Kinks.

Julie got it right. She bet $1,398 and that brought her up to $2,798.

Amanda didn’t have a guess. She lost her $7,499 bet, leaving her with $2,801.

Lisa also got it right. She bet $6,600 so she won this match with $20,800. Her 4-day total is $85,000.

Final Jeopardy (2/1/2017) Lisa Schlitt, Julie Bradlow, Amanda Harvey

A triple stumper from each round:

COUNTRY MUSIC ALBUMS ($400) In 1978 this “Red-Headed Stranger” released “Stardust”, an album of pop standards

THE KING OF COMEDY ($2000) His zany antics from movies like “The Bellboy” weren’t on view when he co-starred with De Niro in “The King of Comedy”

2 years ago: NEITHER of the players left got this FJ in “State Flags”

It is mentioned in the motto on Minnesota’s flag and is depicted on Alaska’s. show

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15 Responses

  1. Kenneth Tupper says:

    I don’t see the correct response for the dual use clue. What is it?

    • VJ says:

      Don’t know how you’re missing it. It’s under the line where it says how many contestants got it right, and the number is written out in all caps. In this case TWO.

  2. VJ says:

    I almost forgot to post this list I found on the Weekly Top 40 blog for the week ending January 25, 1964. It shows when the Beatles first got in the Top 10 with “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” The second number in parentheses is the chart position from the week before. Look at that leap from No. 45 to No. 3!

    1 (1) There! I’ve Said It Again – Bobby Vinton
    2 (2) Louie Louie – the Kingsmen
    3 (45) I Want to Hold Your Hand – the Beatles
    4 (5) Surfin’ Bird – the Trashmen
    5 (3) Popsicles and Icicles – the Murmaids
    6 (9) Out of Limits – the Marketts
    7 (7) Hey Little Cobra – the Rip Chords
    8 (4) Forget Him – Bobby Rydell
    9 (14) Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um – Major Lance
    10 (10) Drag City – Jan and Dean

    Poor Bobby Rydell. Knocked down to No. 8 that week. Such a great voice and that was his last Top 10 hit.

  3. Dalton Higbee says:

    I think Philip Tiu will miss out on the Tournament of Champions, which so many people are surprised to see.

    • William Weyser says:

      I don’t want Philip Tiu to miss out on the Tournament Of Champions. If he does, I will be really upset, but congratulations to Lisa on her 4th win, and Susan Cole, the legislative librarian, back to the books.

    • Lou says:

      Michael Bilow made it to the TOC in 2015 so I don’t think Phillip will miss this one since he qualified with 96000 dollars. I don’t think Laurie will be in the TOC because you have to score in the upper 90s and be a three time or more to be in the tournament

      • William Weyser says:

        You’re right that Laurie MacDougall won’t be in the TOC, because whoever wins the College Championship will bump her off.

  4. jacob ska says:

    VJ, thanks for the kind words. This was a fantastic match to watch. Very smart contestants. Did Alex have to share with all of us he was wearing thermal underwear? I hope he was just trying to interject some humor. :) :)

    Congrats to the champ. I hope she wins tomorrow.

  5. Lou says:

    Congrats to Lisa on her 4th win. Also that casino category wasn’t that difficult as Julie is a tax attorney. she should not have confused craps table with a roulette table. Also VJ, when was the last time you have been to a casino and played Texas hold em or craps and have you won any money on those games?

    I finally knew that Lisa would save the day since we have waited 3 weeks for a four time champion and it finally happened.

    • VJ says:

      @Lou, I guess the players just don’t gamble much. Julie didn’t get the clue on craps right but, like Alex said, she jumped right on that FJ, knowing a lot about music.

      I have never played Texas hold’em myself and I didn’t get that clue. When I lived in NJ, I used to go to Atlantic City. I liked to play roulette but they gave you better comps for playing slots so I switched. I played craps a few times and had great beginner’s luck once. Didn’t make much because I didn’t know how to bet. Other players made a bundle during that streak. A couple came up and thanked me. That made me feel super dumb. lol

      I only went to Louisiana once since I’ve been down here.

  6. aaaa says:

    Alex didn’t mention Sports Jeopardy in the wake of the Dan Patrick reference in DJ!

  7. Bob says:

    Anyone know what the homage to DeNiro was about? All of the 2nd round categories were related to him.

    • VJ says:

      idk, Bob, seemed like just a category theme to me. At first I thought maybe it was to hype his new movie “The Comedian” but I didn’t hear Alex say anything about it. I only remember De Niro being in that one clue in King of Comedy.

      I guess they thought changing the spelling for a category about Nero was clever.

  8. aaaa says:

    52/61. Over $10K in triple stumper money including the missed DD

  9. VJ says:

    Congrats to Lisa on her 4th win. Super! And congrats to Jacob on your hint being spot-on and your correct prediction. Perhaps the stars have shifted as we enter February!

    I imagined some French people fainting over that Bellboy clue. lol

    LINK 8 more clues from the match. (I did these as fast as I could because we’re going out for dinner so if I made any mistakes, can’t fix ’em till later.)