Final Jeopardy: 2015 Movies

The Final Jeopardy question (4/11/2016) in the category “2015 Movies” was:

Jazz musician Trombone Shorty performed the “voices” of just the adults in the movie about this title group.

New champ Ricky Young won $25,599 last Friday. In his second game, his challengers are: Catherine Kruchten, from Baltimore, MD; and Thaddeus Lisowski, from Alameda, CA.

Round 1 Categories: Who Wants a Beer? – Autobiographies – French Occupation – Entomologist’s Dictionary – Big Bats of Baseball – “D.H.”

Ricky found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Entomologist’s Dictionary” under the $800 clue. There were 7 clues left after it. He was in the lead with $4,600, $3,200 more than Catherine in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

Helpful in identification & classification, venation is the arrangement of veins in this part.  show

Ricky finished in the lead with $6,800. Catherine was second with $3,800 and Thaddeus was last with $2,600.

Round 2 Categories: A Little TV – Judean History – State Song Lyrics – 1940s Lit – Gardening – The Way We “Wor”

Thaddeus found the first Daily Double in “State Song Lyrics” under the $1,200 clue, with 12 clues to go after it. He was in third place with $4,200 when he found it, but his score rose to $6,600 when a prior answer he gave in “Gardening” was deemed correct. Still in third place, he had $2,400 less than Catherine’s lead. He bet $3,400 and guessed Montana. That was WRONG.

Out West: “Blessed from heaven above, it’s the land that we love. This is the place!” show

4 clues later, Catherine found the last Daily Double in “Judean History” under the $800 clue. She was now in second place with $9,400, $2,200 less than Ricky’s lead. She bet $2,600 and thought it was the Roman Empire. That was WRONG.

Around 587 B.C. this empire conquered Judea & exiled most of the Jews. show

Ricky finished in the lead with a runaway $16,000. Catherine was next with $7,200 and Thaddeus was in third place with $3,200.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


On October 26, 2015, Trombone Shorty let everyone know about his unusual cameo in “The Peanuts Movie” with this tweet: “I’m in the @PeanutsMovie as the voice of the adults.”

Twentieth Century Fox was so happy with Trombone Shorty’s tones, they created an app called the “Wah Wah Machine”. Type in your text and it will be translated into the famous Peanuts “adult” voice.

Thaddeus got it right. He bet $2,950 and finished with $6,150.

Catherine also got it. Her $799 bet brought her up to $7,999.

Ricky wrote down The Minions. He lost his $1,599 so he won this match with $14,401. His 2-day total is $40,000.

Final Jeopardy Results for Monday, April 11, 2016

Reversed Ruling: GARDENING ($1200) For best flavor, herbs should be harvested in the morning when these oils are at their highest concentration. Thaddeus answer (aromatic) was ruled wrong. Catherine got it with “essential oils.” The judges found that aromatic oils were a subset of essential oils.

Triple Stumper: This one was in “A LITTLE TV” ($1600) Ricky Ricardo’s signature song on “I Love Lucy”

There were a boatload of triple stumpers in this match. The rest of them will be up on our archive later.

2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Sign & Symbols”

Meant to evoke a person with arms outstretched & pointed downward, it was designed in 1958 by Gerald Holtom. show

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14 Responses

  1. Patti Lefils says:

    During a question to identify a picture of flowers. I could have sworn the picture was of Periwinkles or Vincas….but Alec said they were impatience. I still think they showed a picture of Periwinkles. I live in the South and they are all over the place. I also have Impatience flowers and the leaves are very different from one another. Would love a follow up on this.

  2. TaiwanBill says:

    Another generational question? Few people remember Dag these days, still fewer his predecessor Trygve Lie. I was stationed at Lackland AFB in Sept. 1961 when Dag’s DC-6 was downed during the Katanga crisis. It was known that the Soviets did not want any UN intervention there.

  3. jacob ska says:

    As on Spoiler Talk this morning I am still baffled by the reference of “this title group” in the fj clue. Schultz hated the title Peanuts and was left with no choice to use it because his original title Lil Guys had to be changed because of Lil Abner and other cartoons that had Lil in them. There is no Peanut group imho. It’s just the title of the cartoon and the movie.

    Shouldn’t the clue writers have asked for the title of the movie which is what the contestants actually gave and what I gave on CotD? The characters are not peanuts. That’s just the name of the cartoon and the 2015 movie. Perhaps I am incorrect but on tv specials we get something along the line of Charlie Brown Christmas, etc. So where does the “title group” come in? Help.

    • VJ says:

      idk, Jacob, I was wondering what would be accepted myself but nobody wrote down What is The Peanuts Movie. Thaddeus had “Who are Peanuts?” and Catherine had “Who are the Peanuts”

      As far as I have seen, when referred to collectively, they are usually called The Peanuts Gang.

  4. rhonda says:

    I was surprised that there were 3 triple stumpers in the DH category.

    • VJ says:

      yeah, me too, especially surprised that Thaddeus didn’t get Dag. I was only 10 and still remember that plane crash. And I was surprised he didn’t get Desi’s song or the bio title for Maya Angelou and Billie Holiday.

      I’ve got I4 more triple stumpers from this game over here now

      • rhonda says:

        Thanks, VJ. I thought everyone knew Ricky Ricardo’s song!! Also surprised they missed A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Adano.

        • VJ says:

          I wonder if they will run off and watch the movies now that Alex informed them how great they were. LOL! imo, the book was better than the movie in the case of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

        • rhonda says:

          I agree, I loved the book so much.

        • VJ says:

          Me too. I barely remember the film. Peggy Ann Garner played Francie and she also played young Jane Eyre in the Orson Welles/Joan Fontaine film. She left such a big impression on me in Jane Eyre with her Aunt Reed speech.

          I got a big kick out of little Margaret O’Brien, too, as Adele, with the fake French accent. LOL. Funny how I remember the kids in that film. Elizabeth Taylor was one of them too.

  5. TR says:

    See, the “wah wah wah” Peanuts adult sound is so well-known, I would’ve predicted an easy 3/3. Thankfully, I was busy this morning and was saved from being burnt for the 100th time :-)