Final Jeopardy: Movies and TV

The Final Jeopardy question (4/28/2015), in the category “Movies and TV” was:

The first hit feature film based on a “Saturday Night Live” sketch was “The Blues Brothers”, this was the second.

3x champ Greg Seroka has won $79,800 so far. Today his opponents are: Dani Cook, from Rancho Cucamonga, CA; and Salvatore Parente, from Sunrise, FL.

Round 1: Greg found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “On the Back of the Bill” under the $800 clue. He was in second place with $4,000, $1,000 less than Salvatore’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.

$10 bill: This building where you’ll find the Salmon P. Chase Suite. show

Greg finished in the lead with $10,200. Salvatore was second with $5,600 and Dani was last with $2,600.

Round 2: Dani found the first Daily Double in “Where Ya From” under the $1,200 clue. She was now in second place with $8,600, $5,200 less than Greg’s lead. She bet $3,000 and guessed London. That was WRONG.

An English city: Novocastrian. show

Greg found the last Daily Double in “Imperialist” under the $800 clue. He had a runaway lead with $16,200, $10,200 more than Dani in second place. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.

Controlled by France until 1954, the region known as French Indochina is today these 3 countries. show

Greg finished with a runaway $24,200. Dani was next with $9,200 and Salvatore was in third place with $6,800.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“If The Blues Brothers was the best SNL movie ever made, Wayne’s World can at least enjoy a comfortable number two slot (the fact that the first two SNL films produced were the best doesn’t bode well, as another eight movies were still to come). This is the movie that created the formula for future SNL films: take popular, possibly one-joke characters from the show and fill 90 minutes with a thin plot while reference the original sketches as often as possible….” (11 Movies Based on SNL Sketches)

Salvatore bet $2,401 and finished with $9,201.

Dani bet $2,500 and finished with $11,700.

Greg bet $4,200 so he won this match with $28,400. His 4-day total is $108,200.

FJ Results: 4-28-15

During the chat, Greg talked about how he didn’t get to run with the bulls in Pamplona and Alex thought that was a good thing: “There are some things that we should not do, no matter how much sangria you have consumed beforehand.”

2 years ago:: BOTH players left in FJ got this one in “The Theatre”

Dramatizing a murder from the year 1170, a 1935 T.S. Eliot play aptly had its first performance in this English city. show

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12 Responses

  1. Timothy says:

    Coneheads was released in 1993. Define “Hit” movie. This is an question where there are 2 possible answers based on your definition of “Hit”.

    • Nullifidian says:

      Wayne’s World was released the year earlier (Valentine’s Day, 1992), so there’s no ambiguity about the answer. As far as “hit”, it made over $120 mil in domestic box office on a $20 mil budget. I think that qualifies.

  2. Brian Wiggett says:

    So, for the final jeopardy answer, was the key word “hit” for the movie? Because I’m pretty sure Coneheads was released before Wayne’s World. It would seem ambiguous, especially for Jeopardy!, to let the answer be defined that way.

    • Eric S says:

      My thoughts exactly, however, Coneheads was released in 1993, whereas, Wayne’s World was 1992.

  3. jacob ska says:

    Wow! Another 6-figure champ on Jeopardy. Great going Greg. Work that board! =)

    Good to see a clip of Montgomery Clift as a clue.

    Could someone help me understand how The Bionic Woman fits into the “ear, nose, and throat” category?

    @John, like General MacArthur you will return. :)

    • Marilyn Ahrenhoerster says:

      I think it was something about her reconstructed ear.

      • jacob ska says:

        Thanks. When I think about the Bionic Woman I think about her legs and how fast she ran after reconstruction. ENT never crossed my mind.

  4. Tim says:

    why isn’t the Chevy Chase movie “Fletch” listed as an SNL hit movie?

    • Eric S says:

      I don’t believe “Fletch” was ever a sketch on SNL. I think if there was one, or even a character named “Fletch”, this response might be credited.
      If this helps, “Thank you very little ” (really couldn’t help myself ).

  5. john blahuta says:

    by your leave,ladies and gentlemen: i will take my leave from this site. i wish you all the very best.

    @jacob i hope i will have an “accomplice” in you when i root for alex to win his quarterfinal. decisively. and then the entire ToC. that’s my final prediction.

  6. Carson Guy Sowers says:

    Go Greg!