Final Jeopardy: Kids’ TV Characters

The Final Jeopardy question (3/16/2015), in the category “Kids’ TV Characters” was:

Marquez is the last name of this character who debuted in 2000.

3x champ Kristin Sausville has made $52,802 so far. Today she takes on these two players: Darren Shea, from Kyle, TX; and Pauline Sholtys, from Ansonia, CA.

Round 1: Kristin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Getting Hitched” under the $1,000 clue before the first break. She was running this category, chosen first, and was the only one with any money — $2,000. She bet $1,600 and she was RIGHT.

1995: Teresa Heinz. show

Kristin finished in the lead with $9,600. Darren was second with $7,000 and Pauline was last with $1,800.

Round 2: Kristin found the first Daily Double in “19th Century Newspaper Publishers” under the $2,000 clue. She was running this category thus far and was in the lead with $14,000, $5,800 ahead of Darren in second place. She bet $1,400 and thought it was the Boston Herald. That was WRONG.

Charlestown-born Charles Taylor became publisher of this newspaper in 1873; it remained in the family for the next 126 years. show

Darren found the last Daily Double in “Rage for the Machine” under the $1,200 clue. In second place with $9,000, he had $8,800 less than Kristin’s lead. He bet $6,000 and thought it was a transistor. That was WRONG.

From 1947 to 1953 U.S. production of these devices rose from fewer than 200,000 to more than 7 million a year. show

Kristin finished in the lead with a runaway $24,200. Pauline was next with $9,800 and Darren was in third place with $7,000.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“Dora Marquez is the main character and protagonist of the Dora the Explorer television series. She is an adorable, sweet, young and very beautiful Latina tomboy who embarks on a trip in every episode in order to find something or help somebody.” The show has its own section on Nick, Jr. that says: “Dora the Explorer is a ground-breaking children’s show, in part because it incorporates play-along viewing and interaction in every episode. Dora the Explorer also introduces kids to Spanish words, encourages movement, and gives viewers the skills and the confidence needed to overcome challenges.”

Darren bet $6,800 and finished with $13,800.

Pauline bet $5,000. That brought her up to $14,800.

Kristin bet $4,000 bet. Her winning total today was $28,200. Her 4-day total is $81,002.

FJ Results: 3-16-15

Reversal: During the chat, Kristen was awarded $800 for a clue previously judged wrong in “Body Part Verbs.” $400 – As a verb, it’s a way to force your way “in” to something; as a noun, it’s the thugs who might help you. Kristin said “strong arm” but they were looking for “muscle.”

2 years ago:: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Literary Title Places”

An 1831 novel says that Charlemagne laid the first stone of this title place, “old queen of our cathedrals.” show

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6 Responses

  1. aaaa says:

    Interesting that thanks to Nare Taklan on their Youtube page, this game was viewable on Sunday morning at 6AM, 37 hours before it aired on the East Coast.

  2. aaaa says:

    Another win or two and both of the Sausvilles will both be six figure winners on a game show. The Whites, Richard and Rani, did on daytime $ale of the Century in 1986 and 1988. Richard won $120K and Rani won $140K

  3. john blahuta says:

    as i predicted:kristin won and is for all intents and purposes qualified for the ToC.

    DD: transistors?????

    • Cece says:

      Maybe Darren was nervous and just misspoke, just like Kristin misspoke when she said Herald, instead of Globe on the DD.

      That’s an impressive four-day win by Kristin, $81K. But the other 2 players also held their own. So congrats to all.

    • VJ says:

      Maybe he doesn’t think of a TV as a device. Man, I hated watching him lose that one.

  4. Leena says:

    Congrats, Kristin! You are amazing. I think that you’re going to win tomorrow, but that’s my opinion. I wonder if you’ll go over a hundred thousand tomorrow, but you know, and I want a surprise.