Final Jeopardy: Business

The Final Jeopardy question (3/22/2017) in the category “Business” was:

This company founded in 1945 offers a special deal on the last day of January, March, May, July, Aug., Oct. & Dec.

New champ Kevin Shrum won $17,200 yesterday. Today, he’s going for a second win against these two players: Emlen Smith, from Lafayette, IN; and Madeline Wilson, from Akron, OH.

Round 1 Categories: Profile Pictures – The “Anti”-Category – The Human Body – Classic TV Characters – Le Restaurant Splendide – Jacket Required

Kevin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The Human Body” under the $800 clue on the first pick after the chat. He was in the lead with $3,800, $2,200 more than Emlen in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

The principal muscle of respiration, it’s the proud owner of a silent “G” show

Kevin finished in the lead with $7,400. Emlen was second with $5,600 and Madeline was last with $2,600.

Round 2 Categories: Posthumous Publishing – Bold Goers – Rhymes with Squat – Telecommunications – Jazz – Hidden U.K. Cities

Emlen found the first Daily Double in “Rhymes with Squat” under the $1,000 clue on the 12th pick. He was in the lead with $11,200 at this point, $200 more than Kevin in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

The son of Uther & Igraine lived here. show

Kevin found the last Daily Double in “Telecommunications” under the $1,200 clue, with 11 clues left after it. In second place with $12,600, he had $5,200 less than Emlen’s lead. He bet $2,000 and thought it was an internet cafe. That was WRONG.

A kid’s book, “The Lonely” this convenience tells the story of one of NYC’s last ones, at West End Ave. & 100th Street. show

Emlen finished in the lead with $15,800. Kevin was next with $12,400 and Madeline was in third place with $4,200.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Baskin Robbins’ “31” logo represents an ice cream flavor for each day of the month. Since 1945, they have gone on to create over 1,300 flavors but still “Celebrate 31” with a promotion on the 31st of day of each month that has 31 days. Alex said they offer their ice cream scoops for $1.31. Apparently, he hasn’t checked their Facebook page. The scoops have gone up to $1.50.

Myron pointed out how the hidden “31” in this company’s logo is a brilliant bit of design. Check that out here and also check out Baskin Robbins Fun Facts

Madeline wrote down “Thirty One.” She lost her $2,600 bet, leaving her with $1,600.

Kevin got it right. His $3,900 bet brought him up to $16,300.

Emlen had the “31 Club.” He lost his $9,001 bet so finished with $6,799. So Kevin remains the champ. His 2-day total is $33,500.

Final Jeopardy (3/22/2017) Kevin Shrum, Madeline Wilson, Emlen Smith

A triple stumper from each round:

CLASSIC TV CHARACTERS ($1000) Tyra Collette was more than just the bad girl of Dillon, Texas on this drama

BOLD GOERS ($2000) In 57 days in 1930, 3 men crossed this “Quarter” in the Arabian Desert; a TV ad shows a Range Rover doing it in 10 hours

2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Actresses”

For playing a legal assistant in a 2000 film, she became the first actress to crash the $20 million salary barrier. show

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7 Responses

  1. spaekwe says:

    why were the three contestants so scared of the jazz category???? all other columns exhausted before anybody dared to identify ella….however any mention of bradford Marseilles is ok with me…

  2. Lou says:

    Hey vj, you have kids in your family that likes baskin-robbins right? Do you know what their favorite flavors are? Also compared to Ben and Jerry’s, baskin robbins has a lot more choices in ice cream flavors.

    Congrats to kevin on his second win.

    • VJ says:

      @Lou, there’s this one place that my daughter always buys her ice cream cakes but I don’t even know the name of it. Actually, one of her jobs when she got out of H.S. was at Ben & Jerry’s. LOL!! So I got to try some of those but truthfully, I am not one for fancy flavors and I don’t remember a single one fondly.

      Here’s my total ice cream confession 😀 I like cherry vanilla and coffee ice cream and just plain vanilla so I can put chocolate syrup and maraschino cherries on it. I like ice cream sandwiches and Klondikes, too.

  3. VJ says:

    Congrats to Kevin on another solo FJ response!

  4. VJ says:

    I thought La Restaurante Splendide was more fun than the Hidden U.K. Cities. The players did quite well in both. I got that Isley Bros. clue 🙂

    LINK: 9 more clues from the match

  5. aaaa says:

    Dye-a-Fram, the G is silent in Diaphragm. 45/59 here. 31 Flavors isn’t necessarily a name for that company, so I’m not sure it would have been accepted.

  6. Myron M.S. says:

    “My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it’s pretty serious.”

    I wonder if 31 Flavors would have been accepted as a popular alternate name?