Final Jeopardy: Classic Children’s Book Characters

The Final Jeopardy question (3/22/2016) in the category “Classic Children’s Book Characters” was:

The name of this character who lives in a forest is a shortening of an Italian word for a newborn.

New champ Melissa Spencer won $13,600 yesterday. Today she is up against these challengers: Claudia Stucke, from Decatur, GA; and Joshua Wennrich, originally from Canton, NY.

Alex Trebek came out at the start of the program with an explanation of Steve’s $1.00 bet in yesterday’s game. “…he was little worried about having to deal with a tie-breaker clue, so he risked the minimum: $1.00.”

Round 1 Categories: Bestsellers by Partial Title – Medical Matters – I Sing for the Trees – Their Married Names – It’s Potpourri, “C”? – Adjectives of the Young and the Restless

Between Claudia’s long chat story and the long (but amusing) clues in the Y&R category, we didn’t think we’d see the Daily Double but Melissa found it in “Medical Matters” under the $1,000 clue. There were 7 clues left after it. She was in third place with $2,800, $800 less than Joshua’s lead. She bet $1,000 and thought it was anemia. That was WRONG.

(Kelly with the Crew Clue: Here is blood clotting normally at a wound site. Here is blood that is missing or has low levels of clotting factor 8, meaning the person has the “A” type of this disease.  
Jeopardy Round Daily Double: 3-22-16

Joshua finished in the lead with $4,400. Claudia was second with $3,400 and Melissa was last with $1,800. The whole “Married Names” category was left on the board.

Round 2 Categories: Follow the Leader – Duck, Duck, Goose! – Hot Potato – Capture the Flag – “Tag”, You’re It – No More Games

Melissa found the first Daily Double in “Capture the Flag” under the $800 clue on the 4th pick of the round. Still in third place with $2,200, she had half of Joshua’s total. She bet $1,500 and she was RIGHT.

The flag of this Asian democracy depicts the yin-yang symbol in its center. show

Melissa found the last Daily Double in “Follow the Leader” under the $1,000 clue. She was in the lead with $7,700 now, $2,500 more than Joshua in second place. She bet $2,000 and thought it was Victoria. That was WRONG.

As monarch: James IV, James V, her. show

Melissa finished in the lead with $10,500. Claudia was next with $9,800 and Joshua was in third place with $8,800.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


According to IMDB’s trivia page for the 1942 Walt Disney film “Bambi”, “Austrian writer Felix Salten (real name Siegmund Salzmann) – an insurance clerk who began to write out of boredom – got the inspiration for his novel during a trip to Italy when he became fascinated with the Italian word “bambino” which means small boy.” Salten’s book was first published in German in 1923 (Bambi. Eine Lebensgeschichte aus dem Walde) and translated to English in 1928.

Joshua came up with Winnie the Pooh. He lost his $8,000 bet and finished with $800.

Claudia got it right. She bet $9,000 and finished with $18,800.

Melissa thought it was “Gretel.” That cost her $8,101 so she finished with $2,399. Claudia Stucke is the new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy Results for Tuesday, March 22, 2016

These two triple stumpers are from the “‘Tag’ You’re It” category:
($800) From the Italian for “to cut”, it’s pasta cut into flat long strips. (Both Joshua and Melissa forgot the category and answered fettucine and linguine)
($1600) It’s the lower house in the German legislative system.

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Medical Etymology”

Because of where in the body it is produced, this hormone’s name comes from the Latin for “Island.”. show

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33 Responses

  1. Tom Joyce says:

    We missed the show because it was usurped by news from Brussels.

  2. aaaa says:

    The July 3, 2003 and October 10, 2011 episodes also had an adjectives of Y&R category in round one with clues read by Y&R actors

  3. TaiwanBill says:

    Another couple days of no J here in Kalispell, due to March Madness/Insanity preëmption. Only here I find Sanity. I missed Dr. Roger Bannister last Thursday due to same. I would class that as a generational question. It was big news when I was in high school, now no one hardly remembers him. Saw Bambi in 1947 on Disney’s second release, quite a memorable movie.

  4. Cece says:

    Preempted here. Very sorry and sad about Belgium, but the ABC Report just reports what they’ve been reporting all day long. (word repetition intentional).

    Don’t know what the writers were thinking, but the word bambino in Italian means a little boy, not just a newborn. And the real word for a newborn is neonato, if I want to be pedantic (which I do). :):)

    • VJ says:

      My first boyfriend was from Naples. The word for him was molto bello.

      • Cece says:

        Know what, VJ? My brain is fried tonight, so it’s not you but, I don’t get it :)

        Btw, Melissa seemed to have made a mistake in her wager and bet $1,000 short, instead of doubling Claudia’s $9,800? ( I just finished reading the recap.)

        Thanks for the 2/26 game link. :):)

        • Cece says:

          VJ, I’m lol at myself, I think I just got it! What a dork I am!!

          Jacob, you’re right these weren’t even close, but very amusing answers. :):)

    • jacob ska says:

      @Cece, whether it is bambino, bambina, neonato, neonata, the shortening of either word does not translate into Winnie the Pooh or Gretel. These two latter responses weren’t even in the ball park.

  5. JEOPARDY says:

    some are kinda lucky to have been able to see jeopardy regular time today…

  6. VJ says:

    Out of curiosity, I just looked up that one bit of IMDB trivia about Man (from the Bambi movie) being No. 20 on the AFI”s list of 50 Greatest Movie Villains of All Time. Still No. 20! (right behind Captain Bligh) LINK

  7. JEOPARDY says:

    Little difficult fj today.. If you don’t know or read childrens books..

    Two or all should get this one..

  8. Carol says:

    Still giggling over Winnie the Pooh

    • jacob ska says:

      I have another issue. Where is the Italian etymology in Gretel? Isn’t that German?

      • EricS says:

        Seriously, Pinocchio is not looking so bad now,

      • VJ says:

        @ Jacob LOL! I read this question to my granddaughter and she didn’t know because she has never seen this and doesn’t know much Italian besides pasta. But we were laughing at the Winnie the Pooh answer — which part of that was short for newborn in Italian (winnino?? pooh-ino?)

        @ Eric — LOL!! Hilariously true

  9. William Weyser says:

    The last time that we had a Final Jeopardy! category like this was the day after Choyon Manjrekar defeated 5-time champion Andrew Haringer and Winnie The Pooh was the correct response.

  10. jacob ska says:

    Glad Claudia won. I like that she got a college degree at age 54. That’s gutsy. With all of the acting dialogue for each clue in the Y&R category not surprised an entire category was left on the board at end of first round. Alex should have left out his attempt for an Italian accent on “bambino.” It didn’t go over well imo. Stick to French Alex.

  11. aaaa says:

    37./56 here. THey didn’t touch the married names category in the first round. J! and/or WOF was preempted where it airs at 7pm on the East Coast on NBC/CBS/ABC because of Brussels tragedy extended coverage from the network nightly newscasts.

  12. rhonda says:

    No Jeopardy here tonight. VJ, you are lucky you were able to see it.

    • jacob ska says:

      Not here either Rhonda. I have to wait until 7:30 pm on the syndicated channel. I must add though that I truly feel sorry for the people of Brussels, Belgium. Such a tragedy.

      • rhonda says:

        Yes, my heart goes out to them, of course, it is so terribly sad and senseless. What a dreadful world we live in.

    • VJ says:

      sorry you missed it Rhonda. They put Alex’ explanation of the $1 bet on Jeopardy’s Twitter.

      There’s also this clue from the No More Games category that I never would have known if it wasn’t for Mark.

      “His last game with the Packers was Jan. 20, 2008; his last with the Vikings, Jan 2, 2011; then came his final retirement”

      Most of what I know about sports, I learned from Mark’s articles on Fikkle Fame!!