Final Jeopardy: Cable TV History

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (2/2/2018) in the category “Cable TV History” was:

“You need us…for everything you do” was a slogan used by this channel, one of the first to customize content by location.

New champ Jenny Rhodes won $11,899 last Friday, when she defeated 4x champ Ryan Fenster. In her second game, she is up against these two players: Sean Udicious, from Cherry Hill, NJ; and Lorie Gasior, from Gonzales, LA.

Round 1 Categories: Memoirs on Audible Nice Jacket! – The Periodic Table – Fun(?) With Internet Country Codes – Just One Consonant – Weren’t Those College Kids Great?

Lorie found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Periodic Table” under the $600 clue, with 11 clues to go after it. She was in third place with $1,400, $2,400 less than Sean’s lead. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.

The coin called a “zincoln” is 97.5% zinc & 2.5% this metal. show

Sean finished in the lead with $6,600. Lorie was second with $5,400 and Jenny was last with $1,600.

Round 2 Categories: Love Actuarily – History Near & Far – “R”Ivers – Old Testa-Men – Body Part Phrases – We’ll Back You Up

Sean found the first Daily Double in “Old Testa-Men” under the $1,200 clue, with 8 clues remaining after it. He was in the lead with $12,200 now, $4,800 more than Lorie in second. He bet $2,200 and he was RIGHT.

“And God said unto” him, “the end of all flesh is come before me…and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. show

Sean found the last Daily Double in “Body Part Phrases” under the $2,000 clue. There were still 4 clues after it. In the lead with $17,200, he had $9,800 more than Lorie in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

Reusing his own 4-word phrase, soccer star Diego Maradona said this brought the world “an Argentinean pope.” show

Sean finished in the lead with a runaway $22,400. Lorie was next with $7,400 and Jenny was in third place with $2,000.

NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


In 1986, “You need us” was the first slogan The Weather Channel used in its first major ad campaign, after 4 years on the air and a very cloudy forecast for its on-air future. Since then, TWC has had several slogans, including “No Place on Earth Has Better Weather” (1991-96), “Live By It,” (2001-05), “Bringing Weather to Life” (2005–08). and beginning in 2013, “Weather All The Time” and “It’s Amazing Out There.” The Chant took a look at The Weather Channel Through History in May 2017. That’s about the only article I saw today that wasn’t just a reprint of Wikipedia’s History of the Weather Channel.

Jenny was going for Univision. She lost her $111 bet and finished with $1,889.

Lorie came up with the History Channel. She bet nothing so she remained at $7,400.

Sean thought it was QVC. He lost $2,400, winning the match with an even $20,000. Sean Udicious (sounds like judicious, as pointed out in the chat) is the new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (2/5/2018) Jenny Rhodes, Lorie Gasior, Sean Udicious

A triple stumper from each round:

NICE JACKET! ($1000) This Seattle man whose name is on an outdoor brand designed his first goose-down jacket after a brush with hypothermia

HISTORY NEAR AND FAR ($1600) By Act of Congress on June 2, 1924, all members of this group were declared U.S. citizens

2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Royalty”

In 1604, for a special project, he approved a list of scholars to work at Westminster, Cambridge & Oxford. show

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4 Responses

  1. Louis says:

    None of these contestants got the weather channel? Seriously what are they watching on tv nowadays, VJ? Also you and I can rely on that weather channel to go to places on a regular basis but still this was the easiest final jeopardy ever. I have gotten this in a heartbeat and won the game, wouldn’t you agree? Still, congrats to sean on winning big.

    • VJ says:

      I missed the boat on this one myself, Lou. I have a little bookmark for a weather plus my zipcode search and that shows me the little 5-day thing. That’s about the extent of my looking at the weather. I did buy this indoor/outdoor thermometer last year that I thought was the cat’s pajamas, but the dumb thing doesn’t work.

      LINK: 10 more clues from the match

      • Lou says:

        Very nice, nowadays I think people have weather apps for their smartphone now when they travel or commute to work. Also Vj, you did have cable tv back then right with channels like QVC, The wb and so forth? Did you commute to work on a daily basis back then and checked on the new channels for weather reports of delays or cancellations? My parents do that a lot while they worked. To be honest, I think if we still had cable then well the weather channel would be a big thing but thanks to the smartphone, the weather channel is not needed.

        • VJ says:

          Yes, Lou, I had cable back in the day and I still have it. For the most part, I just look at the 5-day forecast.

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