Final Jeopardy: Advertising Icons

The Final Jeopardy question (5/25/2016) in the category “Advertising Icons” was:

This spokes-animal created in 1951 got a wife & a daughter, Antoinette, in the 1970s.

Super champ Buzzy Cohen won his 7th game yesterday and brought his total haul up to $133,401. Today his opponents are: Sarah Trowbridge, from Atlanta, GA; and Ted Reinhold, from Arlington, VA.

Alex Trebek opened the show with a tongue-in-cheek (we hope) plea to today’s challengers to not let Buzzy get a runaway so he no longer has to suffer Buzzy’s “pithy little putdowns.” He also assumed that Buzzy didn’t know the FJ answer for the last 2 days.

Round 1 Categories: Governmental Before & After – A Harry Potter Bestiary – Hawaiian History – Parts of Speech – Singers’ Real Names – The Old Man & The “C”

Buzzy found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Hawaiian History” under the $800 clue with only one clue left after it. He was in a second place tie with Sarah. They both had $4,000, $600 less than Ted’s lead. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

Fresh out of Harvard’s School of Horticulture & Agriculture, he founded the Hawaiian Pineapple Company in 1901. show

Buzzy finished in the lead with $6,000. Ted was second with $4,600 and Sarah was last with $4,000.

Round 2 Categories: It Belongs to the British – Astronomy – The Razzie for Worst Actor – The College’s Alumni – At Home with Adam & Eve – Turn Up the A_C

After 15 clues were played, Ted found the first Daily Double in “The College’s Alumni” under the $1,600 clue. In second place with $9,000, he had $1,400 less than Buzzy’s lead. He bet $3,000 and thought it was the University of Arizona. That was WRONG.

Richard E. Byrd, Alan Shepard, John McCain. show

Sarah found the last Daily Double in “It Belongs to the British” under the $1,600 clue. There were 7 clues to go after it. She was in third place with $3,600 now, $8,000 less than Buzzy’s lead. She bet $2,000 and had no response so she was WRONG.

Longwood House on this South Atlantic Island is said to be the finest Napoleon Museum in the world. show

Buzzy finished in the lead with $12,800. Ted was next with $7,200 and Sarah was in third place with $5,600. So Alex got his wish and Buzzy needed to make a bet.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Tony the Tiger has been around since 1951 when he won a mascot contest against Katy the Kangaroo, Newt the Gnu and Elmo the Elephant. He was blessed with a son, Tony, Jr., in 1952. Junior appeared in TV commercials well before the rest of Tony’s family showed up in the 1970s: his mother, Mama Tony; his wife, Mrs. Tony; and daughter Antoinette, born in 1974, the Year of the Tiger. More about Tony and other Ad Icons on Advertising Age

Get your picture on a Frosted Flakes box with Tony the Tiger at the Kellogg’s store

Sarah didn’t have a guess. She bet and lost it all.

Ted thought it was Geoffrey the Giraffe. (His daughter’s name is Baby Gee). Ted lost his $6,000 bet and was left with $1,200.

Buzzy got it right. He bet $1,601 and won the match with $14,401. His 8-day total is $147,803.

Final Jeopardy Results for Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Two triple stumpers, one from each round, were:

SINGERS’ REAL NAMES ($400) Perhaps this singer born Peter Hernandez got his stage name from an “Unorthodox Jukebox”

THE RAZZIE FOR WORST ACTOR ($800) The verdict was in & this stand-up comedian won for 1995’s “Jury Duty”

2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Opera”

In a bit of foreshadowing, the title character’s dad has committed suicide before the action in this 1904 opera. show

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12 Responses

  1. TaiwanBill says:

    The question about Longwood House was interesting. Just last week I was reading about the opening of the new airport on Saint Helena and the impending
    retirement of the RMS Saint Helena. However, the Brits and Aussies I knew in Taiwan pronounced it (SAYNT-he-LEE-ne). Trebek’s pronunciation seems
    to be preferred by Americans. Longwood House (one of three properties) has been owned by the French government since 1858, and is under the
    control of the French Foreign Ministry. A French representative lives on the island to manage these properties. Good luck to Mr. Cohen, he’s good.

  2. mimsy says:

    Congrats to Buzzy on Win No. 8 and being on the only one to get Final Jeopardy today. Thought that was pretty easy – all they had to do was think of the nickname for Antoinette to come up with it.

    Is it corny to say Buzzy is Grrreatt?


    • VJ says:

      Corny is rather appropriate in this case, Mimsy — corny flakes. LOL!!

      Almost forgot to post — Here is the link to the rest of today’s triple stumpers and the Harry Potter category

  3. aaaa says:

    34/59 here. THe Guru/Love Guru turnaround in the Razzie worst actor category probably kept this game from being another lock

  4. jacob ska says:

    Don’t know how many of you watch the Business Channel Show on CNBC “The Closing Bell.” I watch it every weekday between 4&5 EST. To my surprise, Buzzy Cohen was interviewed on there today. He said the show we see this week was taped in April & 5 shows are taped a day. After the 3rd show taping they go to lunch.

    He explained the meaning behind brushing his shoulders the 1st 2 tapings. His father owns a clothing store & asked him to promote his business. The other gestures come from being a fan of SNL.

    When asked what he was going to do with his winnings he said set up a college fund for his daughter but he hasn’t received the money yet. Does that mean he’s going to be on there for some length of time or he just didn’t want to reveal anything? Very good interview though sitting in the sun relaxing with Jane Wells my favorite finance business interviewer on that channel.

    • VJ says:

      Thanks for sharing that, Jacob. Buzzy smoothed back his hair on both sides and brushed off both his shoulders in today’s intro. LOL. He mentioned his father’s clothing business in the chat and said his father has been supplying him with suits to wear on the show. He also said the store’s name is a male name but no one in his family has ever been named that.

      Didn’t take me long to find it. (I know you’re not surprised). Sam’s Fine Men’s Clothing in Livingston, NJ.

      I got in a fender bender near there once. :0

      • jacob ska says:

        VJ, no I’m not surprised. CNBC has the video online already of the interview. I sent you the link so you can link it to FF for everyone to see. That was quick.

      • Jasper says:

        Darn. They don’t win after they get interviewed. Guess he’s done this week

    • rhonda says:

      Thanks so much for telling us about the interview, Jacob and for sharing the link.

      • jacob ska says:

        Rhonda, you’re welcome. I watch that show every weekday to see how the stock market ends and for breaking business news. Imagine my surprise when they mentioned the Buzzy Cohen interview would be aired.

  5. Jasper says:

    Whew! He won although it certainly wasn’t a sexy win. He’s not blowing away his opponents with 30k scores