Final Jeopardy: World Airports

The Final Jeopardy question (3/15/2017) in the category “World Airports” was:

This city’s international airport is named for Antonio Carlos Jobim, who co-wrote a 1964 hit song.

New champ Grant McSheffrey won $23,400. In his second game, his opponents are: Brendon Stanton, from Binghamton, NY; and Elisabeth Lancaster, from Winter Park, FL.

Round 1 Categories: Pro Teams Are for the Birds – Basic Geography – Thick as a Brick – We’ve Got Company – Walk, This Way – “B”ook Replacements

Grant found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “We’ve Got Company” under the $600 clue, with a dozen clues still to go after it. He was in the lead with $4,200, $1,800 more than Brendon in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

Reese’s & Kit Kat are brand names owned by this company. show

Grant finished in the lead with $7,200. Brendon and Elisabeth were tied in second place at $2,800 each.

Round 2 Categories: Art – The 1940s – Movie Title Places – “P” Soup – She Blinded Me – With Science

Brendon found the first Daily Double in “The 1940s” under the $1,600 clue on the 5th pick. He was in second place with $3,600 at this point, $4,000 less than Grant’s lead. He bet $2,500 and he was RIGHT.

U.S. Army General Lucius D. Clay directed the 1948-49 airlift to resupply this blockaded city. show

Elisabeth found the last Daily Double in “Art” under the $1,600 clue, with only one clue remaining after it. In second place with $10,800, she had $12,400 less than Grant’s runaway lead. She bet $7,500 but could not come up with a guess so she was WRONG.

The name of this nihilistic art style of Marcel Duchamp was picked at random from a French-German dictionary. show

We didn’t get to that last clue. Grant finished in the lead with a runaway $23,200. Brendon was next with $6,900 and Elisabeth was in third place with $3,300.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


In 1999, Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão Airport was renamed in Antonio Carlos Jobim’s honor. “The Father of Bossa Nova” gained international fame with “The Girl from Ipanema,” the 1964 hit he composed. (Portuguese lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes; English lyrics by Norman Gimbel.) The airport, often called Rio International Airport, is still called Galeão, or Tom (his nickname) Jobim, or a combination of the long and short names, or simply by its call letters, GIG. Through the end of this week, the airport has temporarily been renamed Maria de Penha International, in honor of one of Brazil’s symbol of women’s rights….”

You will also find Antonio Carlos Jobim Airport in the Toronto Sun’s slideshow of 10 Airports named for hometown legends

Elisabeth got it right. She bet it all and finished with $6,600.

Brendon picked the country, Brazil. He lost his $299, leaving him with $6,601.

Grant also got it right. He bet $6,800, winning the match with $30,000 even. His 2-day total is $53,400.

Final Jeopardy (3/15/2017) Grant McSheffrey, Elisabeth Lancaster, Brendon Stanton

A triple stumper from each round:

“B”OOK REPLACEMENTS ($1000) “A Naipaul in the River”

THE 1940s ($1200) This Shakespeare-sourced Cole Porter classic won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1949

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

2 of the world’s greatest baroque composers, they were born within a month of each other in Germany in 1685 but never met. show

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5 Responses

  1. TaiwanBill says:

    Glad to see a clue involving Gen. Lucius Clay. He was a West Point construction engineer, efficiency & logistics guru who organized the Berlin Airlift when he was Military Governor (American Zone), even being flown in to Tempelhof himself on occasion, until his planes could land about every 4 minutes 7/24. A tremendous achievement and big news at the time. I think Time Magazine featured him a few times. He was also Eisenhower’s chief advisor for the Interstate Highway System. I fear not many remember him today.

  2. Louis J says:

    Congrats to Grant for a great game and.a big win. Now, we just have to see.if he can surpass philip tiu tomorrow. I wonder why Liz bet 7500 on that daily double when she should have bet 3000 , VJ? That was a risky move that didn’t for her.

    • VJ says:

      I guess she decided to “go big” after Trebek said “At the moment, the game is a runaway for Grant. There is only one clue left in play.” Ultimately, it didn’t much matter that she didn’t get it in terms of winning the match. Grant still would have been in the lead and still would have won.

      When Brendon got his DD, Trebek suggested he make it a true DD but he didn’t. Then he got it right.

      LINK: 10 more clues from this match

  3. aaaa says:

    43/57 here

  4. VJ says:

    That is such a beautiful song. The reason I picked that video is because Tom Jobim is in it with Andy Williams singing a part in English. Otherwise I would have picked the one with Astrud Gilberto.

    Congrats to Grant on the runaway and great payday.