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.
WHAT IS THE WEATHER CHANNEL?
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.
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