Final Jeopardy: The AFI’s 100 Years/100 Movies

The Final Jeopardy question (2/17/2016) in the category “The AFI’s 100 Years/100 Movies” was:

This man who was in “The Godfather” & “Apocalypse Now” is the only living actor in 6 or more films on the list.

3x champ Chris Becker has now won $52,999. He’s going for a 4th win today against these contestants: Tim Kutz, from Ogden, Ut; and Katie Oliver, from Fredericksburg, VA.

Round 1 Categories: Boston’s Freedom Trail – Syfy Movies – Mirror Words – Nursery Rhyme Folks – Your 5-Course Meal – They Share a Birthday

Chris found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Nursery Rhyme Folks” under the $800 clue with 5 clues left after it. He was in second place with $3,800, $1,200 less than Tim’s lead. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

Maybe he’s a thief because his wind instrument musician father can’t make enough to feed the family.  show

Chris finished in the lead with $9,600. Tim was second with $5,000 and Katie was last with $3,400.

Round 2 Categories: Eagle Potpourri – 4-Letter Science – Celebrities – Countries of the World – Spears – “AE” I Owe You

Chris found the first Daily Double in “4-Letter Science” under the $1,200 clue. In second place with $10,800, he had $200 less than Katie’s lead. He bet $10,000 and he was RIGHT.

It’s the only 4-letter noble gas. show

Chris found the last Daily Double in “AE” under the $1,600 clue, with only 3 clues left after it. He was in the lead with $24,000 now, $4,200 more than Tim in second place. He bet $10,000 AGAIN! and he was RIGHT.

The name of this mythological labyrinth builder means “skillfully wrought”. show

Chris finished in the lead with $34,000. Tim was next with $23,800 and Katie was in third place with $11,800.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


The AFI has its original 100 Years…100 Movies list from 1998, and includes the film stars so you can easily find Robert Duvall listed on 5 of them. He was also in “M*A*S*H (1970). That makes six. The AFI updated the list in 2007. New films were added, some were dropped and positions changed. The six films Duvall was in are still on the updated list. Here they are, showing the film’s original position/updated position before the film’s name.

(3/2) Godfather I (1972); (34/25) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962); (28/30) Apocalypse Now (1979); (32/34) Godfather II (1974), (56/54) M*A*S*H (1970), (66/66) Network (1976)

Katie missed the “living” part of the clue and had Marlon Brando. She bet and lost it all.

Tim got it right. He bet $22,799, bringing him up to $46,599.

Chris only had a big question mark. It cost him $13,601 and he finished second with $20,399. So that makes Tim Kutz the new Jeopardy! champ with the highest one-day total we have seen in quite some time.

What a match that was! Chris knew he had some formidable competition on his hands and made his DD bets accordingly. All three contestants were terrific players.

Final Jeopardy Results for February 17, 2016

This $1,600 clue in 4-Letter Science was the only triple stumper in the Double Jeopardy round:

This force is responsible for the nuclear fusion reaction that powers the sun.

2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Shakespeare Characters”

He has the most speeches of any character with 471 in 3 plays, of which 2 are histories & 1 is a comedy. show

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11 Responses

  1. jim wallace says:

    The four letter answer “weak” for the force responsible for the fusion reaction in the sun should actually be the 5 letter “strong” force. The weak force is involved in fission reactions like the atomic bomb, while the breakdown of the strong force is involved in fusion, like in a hydrogen bomb. Can’t believe nobody else caught that. Jim

  2. Cece says:

    Did the clue about Cristiano Ronaldo say he was Brazilian or am I imagining this?

  3. VJ says:

    I only counted 2 triple stumpers in the first round. One was the jump over the candlestick nursery rhyme. Katie incorrectly answered Wee Willie Winkie. That’s a poem and I know some illustrations of it show a boy carrying a candlestick, so that’s probably what led her to that.

    The other was in Mirror Words: Ceramic vessels & a save made by a goalie.

  4. Dalton Higbee says:

    WOW! OMG! This was a really really really really painful game. People would be crying after this Jeopardy episode that it looked like Chris was going to win, but STILL NO PLAYER HAS EVER WON FIVE YET! This is strange, but tomorrow will be better.

  5. jacob ska says:

    So the carousel continues. Congratulations Tim.