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.” (

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.

FJ Results: 3-11-15

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

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12 Responses

  1. aaaa says:

    Another husband and wife game show champions on the same show were Richard and Rani White both on Sale of the Century, Richard won $120K in 1986 (Daytime)during the Winner’s Board format and Rani winning $140K in Spring 1988 during the Winner’s Big Money Game format.

  2. Cece says:

    Well, a triple solve is a triple solve, no matter how “weird’ a category is (pun intended). And Kristin knows her film directors, which gave her an edge. So congrats!

    • VJ says:

      True ’nuff — now let’s see if Alex carries on about her going from
      -$200 at the end of Round 1 to win the game tomorrow the way he did to Alvin who (I think) had +$200 at the end of the first round.

      • Cece says:

        LOL! He might…then again, he may know what we say about him on this board.

      • VJ says:

        Well, in case he does, here’s A LINK to a youtube of a 1999 Weird Al concert, starting at the part where his parents introduce their boy, Alfred.

        They pronounce their last name YankovicK, not YankovicH, Alex.

  3. jacob ska says:

    I’m surprised that the misspellings of Yankovic were accepted in fj.

    • john blahuta says:

      have not seen the show yet, but i guess if it did not affect the pronunciation they probably let it slide as usual. or “weird al” was enough?

  4. john blahuta says:

    i really give up.all 3 get this guy, yet the clue where jfk was the solution was a strikeout.
    obama’s birth certificate story was on the news (national and international) just forever, again and again ad nauseam (literally). in hi we had it even on top of that in the local news. not that politicians deserve much attention necessarily, but obama’s YEAR of birth -1961- was broadcast again and again.
    unless he would have been born BEFORE 1/20/61 this was just a one step deduction. 1961> who was president in 1961. they missed left and right, since there were only 3 options: ike,jfk and lbj. big fat ZERO. and this was not even FOREIGN history, but recent AMERICAN history. jfk was assassinated in november of 1963, so a little over 50 years which is in historical terms a blink of an eye.
    plus, it involved the current president and the last (hopefully) who was shot.i don’t want to say the latest…
    this everybody missed, 2 went with ike and 1 with lbj if i remember correctly.
    but weird al gets 3 solves…go figure.
    in addition, the wife of a former multiple champion gets on the program when you have others who are most likely just as good and have tried for over a decade without even being considered, and then of course she wins. what a coincidence that there was a category she was obviously familiar with. we’ll see how long she will last.
    for now congratulations!

    • Kristin says:

      That’s a pretty intricate conspiracy theory when you consider that I actually auditioned for the first time back in 2006, which was five years before Justin’s appearance.

      • Randy says:

        Nice comeback, Kristen. Good game.

      • john blahuta says:

        then why has alex not mentioned it yet? he usually points out the tiniest connection between 2 players….
        and what makes you think it’s a “conspiracy theory”??? is there one?