Final Jeopardy: Late Entertainers
The Final Jeopardy question (2/19/2016) in the category “Late Entertainers” was:
In 2015 a street connecting with Frank Sinatra Drive & Dean Martin Drive in Las Vegas was renamed in his honor.
2x champ Tim Kutz has won $63,499 so far in pretty tight games. Today he takes on these two guys: Mitch Metcalfe, originally from Austin, TX; and Pat Woodard, from Denver, CO. Let’s get to the action.
Round 1 Categories: Rock Me Gently – Literary Quotes – Green Stuff – “Do” – Bread – Money in Other Words
Mitch found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Green Stuff” under the $800 clue on his second pick after the chat. He was in third place with $1,000, $4,400 less than Tim’s lead. He bet it all and he was RIGHT.
With soft needles and an attractive shape, the Norfolk Island type of this tree is good for indoor use.
Tim finished in the lead with $10,200. Pat was second with $3,000 and Mitch was last with $1,600.
Round 2 Categories: A Good View of the Opera – Travel & Tourism – Philosophy – An Actor’s Life for Me – 1890s America – Easy as 1, 2, 4
Mitch found the first Daily Double in “Easy as 1, 2, 4” under the $1,600 clue. In second place with $5,600, he now had $7,000 less than Tim’s lead. He bet $3,000 and said “pull lever.” That was WRONG.
This term for a slot machine is a bit dated, as a lot are push-button now. show
Tim found the last Daily Double in “Philosophy” under the $1,200 clue. There was only one clue (worth $800) left in the same category after it. He had a runaway lead with $18,600, $10,400 more than Pat in second place. He bet $500 and didn’t know so he was WRONG.
Aristotle came at this branch of reasoning philosophically, but in 1847 George Boole argued that it’s part of math. show
Tim finished in the lead with $18,100, still a runaway. Pat was next with $8,200 and Mitch was in third place with $3,000.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHO IS SAMMY DAVIS, JR.?
On July 7, 2015, the Las Vegas Sun reported that Clark County Commissioners “approved changing the street name on a portion of Industrial Road between Twain Avenue and Sahara Avenue to honor pioneering entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. Appropriately, the newly-christened road, Sammy Davis Jr. Drive, meets Frank Sinatra Drive and Dean Martin Drive in an intersection just west of Las Vegas Boulevard.”
The Review Journal has a photo gallery of the ceremonies. Coincidentally, Erik Estrada was there. He was the answer to a $600 clue in “Syfy Movies” in Tim’s first game: “Let the “CHiPS” fall where they may– he starred in “Chupacabra vs. The Alamo” (Katie got it).
Mitch bet it all and finished with $6,000.
Pat bet $8,000. That brought him up to $16,200.
Tim bet $1,000. So he won his third match with $19,100 and his 3-day total is $82,599.
The last triple stumper in the game was the $2,000 clue in Philosophy: “He was excommunicated by the Amsterdam Jewish community in 1656 for his freethinking ways.”
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “The British Empire”
1713′s Treaty of Utrecht concluding the war of the Spanish succession granted this small 2.3-sq.mi. area to Great Britain. show