Final Jeopardy: 2014 Albums
The Final Jeopardy question (3/11/2015), in the category “2014 Albums” was:
With a new release and 8 viral videos to go with it, he had the first comedy album in 50 years to top the Billboard 200.
New champ Penny Reid won $22,400 in yesterday’s game. Today she takes on these two players: Jim Luh, from Bethesda, MD; and Kristin Sausville, from Newark, DE
Round 1: Kristin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Chapter 1, Verse 1” under the $1,000 clue. She was in second place with $2,400, $1,200 less than Penny’s lead. She bet $1,800 and thought it was Numbers. That was WRONG.
Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob. show
Penny finished in the lead with $4,600. Jim was second with $2,000 and Kristin was in the hole for $200.
Round 2: Kristin found the first Daily Double in “Litera-Sea” under the $800 clue. After sweeping the Directors category, she was in the lead with $7,000, $3,800 more than Penny in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
Adventures in this 1870 novel include traveling under the polar ice cap & the discovery of Atlantis. show
Jim found the last Daily Double in “Spy Tech” under the $2,000 clue. In second place with $4,800, he had $6,200 less than Kristin’s lead. He bet $1,200 and he was RIGHT.
A hub of cyberspying on U.S. institutions is the Shanghai base of P.L.A. Unit 61398; P.L.A. short for this. show
Kristin finished in the lead with $15,000. Penny was next with $12,400 and Jim was in third place with $9,200.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“After more than 30 years on the charts, comedian-singer “Weird Al” Yankovic earns his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as ‘Mandatory Fun’ debuts atop the list. The album is the first comedy set to top the chart since 1963, and logs the largest sales week for a comedy album since 1994….
“‘Mandatory’ is the first comedy album to top the Billboard 200 since Allan Sherman’s “My Son, the Nut” spent eight weeks at No. 1 beginning on the chart dated Aug. 31, 1963. A couple of comedy sets came close since then, including Steve Martin’s No. 2-peaking “A Wild and Crazy Guy” back in 1978 and a pair of No. 2 Cheech & Chong titles in the early 1970s.” (Billboard.com)
Jim bet $3,000. That brought him up to $12,200.
Penny bet $6,100. She finished with $18,500.
Kristin bet $9,801 and won the match with $24,801.
Kristin is a stay-at-home mom and she is also the wife of 6x Jeopardy! champ Justin Sausville. They showed a commercial highlighting that before the show with Kristin saying “Wish me luck honey!” Her husband won $134,000 from the last 2 games of Season 27 and the first 4 of Season 28. Justin also made it to the semi-finals in the 2011 Tournament of Champions but lost to Tom Nissley.
During the chat, she talked about her goal to visit all 50 states before she is 40 years old. She is at 42 states with 6 years to go. Alex advised her to take a cruise when she goes to Alaska.
2 years ago:: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Beatles Songs”
It was one of the Beatles’ longest songs & the one to spend the most time at No. 1 on the U.S. charts– 9 weeks. show