Final Jeopardy: Metaphorical Phrases

The Final Jeopardy question (4/25/2016) in the category “Metaphorical Phrases” was:

In the late 1800s Clark Stanley was a notorious seller of this 2-word product, which he advertised as a curative liniment.

6x champ Andrew Pau won $170,202 last week, putting him smack dab at the top of the current ToC standings. Today his challengers are: Buzzy Cohen, from Los Angeles, CA; and Jeanne Roper, from Blacksburg, VA.

Round 1 Categories: Science Update – I’m Innocent – Describing the Novel – The Davey O’Brien Quarterback Award – Chicken Soup – For The Sole

Buzzy found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “For the Sole” under the $800 clue. There were 11 remaining clues after it. He was in second place with $4,000, $200 less than Andrew’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.

The name of these soft leather loafers come from an Algonquin word for “shoes”.  show

Buzzy finished in the lead with $8,600. Andrew was second with $6,000 and Jeanne was last with $4,000.

Round 2 Categories: Ralph Waldo Emerson – Asian Food – My Robot Pal – Music Cities, USA – A Royal British Lockup – The J-V Squad

Buzzy found the first Daily Double in “My Robot Pal” under the $1,200 clue. 5 clues were left after it. In the lead with $17,800, he had $3,800 more than Jeanne in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

The name for this robot came about during the slating of the second reel of dialogue for the film “American Graffitti”. show

Three clues later, Buzzy found the last Daily Double in “Music Cities, USA” under the $1,600 clue. He was in the lead with $22,000 now, $7,200 ahead of Andrew in second place. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.

As host of the iHeartRadio music festival, this city hit the jackpot. show

Buzzy finished in the lead with $28,000. Andrew was next with $16,800 and Jeanne was in third place with $14,000. “This is not a runaway,” Alex pronounced, “thanks to Andrew’s last correct response. Buzzy’s not happy about that even though he’s smiling.” Don’t ask us. That’s what he said.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Clark Stanley is one of three purveyors of snake oil honored with his own page on The Skeptiseum: “During the late 1800s a cowboy named Clark Stanley appeared on the American scene and sold a Snake Oil Liniment to many. He called himself ‘The Rattlesnake King’ and his liniment was said to ‘be good for man and beast.’ During the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago he entranced onlookers as he slaughtered hundreds of rattlesnakes.” The other two are Rattlesnake Pete and Abe Minklier.

Jeanne bet $13,995. She finished with $27,995.

Andrew bet $11,201, finishing with $28,001.

Buzzy bet $5,601 so he won the match with $33,601 and he is the new Jeopardy! champ. Another great game. All three players were terrific and each was in the lead at one point or another.

Final Jeopardy Results for Monday, April 25, 2016

One Triple Stumper: That’s all we saw in this game! It was in the first round “The Davey O’Brien” category and was worth $800– “2015: The Tiger Deshaun Watson

Snake oil wasn’t half as awful as some of the 19th century remedies used for the answer to this $1,200 Ralph Waldo Emerson clue– “Emerson’s first wife died of this common lung disease of the time, sending him into grief & intellectual doubt.”

2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Nobel-Prize Winning Authors”

Due to injuries suffered in 2 plane crashes in Africa, he was unable to accept his 1954 Nobel Prize in person. show

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6 Responses

  1. Maori says:

    As a proud Clemson Grad. I am happy to see Deshaun Watson in the jeopardy clue.
    Hope he will take us to the National Championship again.

  2. rhonda says:

    I do like Buzzy. I wonder what his real name is? He did name his beard Victor.

    • VJ says:

      Maybe Alex will ask him tomorrow. I remember years ago, there was an actor named Boomie (his Jeopardy appearances are listed on his IMDB page.)

      Alex asked him his real name in this game

      I wonder though if they ask contestants in advance if it’s okay to ask them that question.

      • rhonda says:

        Thanks for reminding me about Boomie, VJ!
        I remember a contestant named Bobcat from many years back. I think that he won several games.

  3. Richard Corliss says:

    Buzzy has some nice glasses?

  4. VJ says:

    Buzzy was quick on the buzzer today. :) I think that helped him get the DDs that I didn’t think were hard at all.

    for anyone who missed the match, I put the clues from the $1000 & $2000 rows over here. You’ll also find another triple stumper that I didn’t notice at first in the first round..