Final Jeopardy: Art & Pop Culture

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (5/25/2017) in the category “Art & Pop Culture” was:

The Brooklyn mural seen here is an homage to this fictional group whose first appearance came in 1984
Final Jeopardy clue - Brooklyn mural (May 25, 2017)

New champ Mackenzie Vogt won $12,600 yesterday. His opponents today are: Jon Groubert, from Denver, CO; and Melanie Tannenbaum Hepler, from Newark, CA.

Round 1 Categories: Other Things That Happened in 1776 – Sci-fi Movies – The Main Vegetable – Word & Phrase Origins – Mortal Matters – Isle Be Seeing You

Jon found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Isle be Seeing You” under the $600 clue. A dozen clue were left after it. He was in second place with $1,200, $2,000 less than Mackenzie’s lead. He went with a true Daily and he was RIGHT.

Gomera in this Spanish group was the last stop for Columbus before he headed across the Atlantic to the New World. show

Jon finished in the lead with $4,600. Mackenzie was second with $4,000 and Melanie was last with $1,800. After the commercial, Mackenzie dropped to $3,800 after he got dinged for a $200 clue. (See the reversal below)

Round 2 Categories: Barbra Streisand Duets – Oceanography – The Literature of Israel – U.S. Senators – Complete the Nonprofit – Get Your “Phil”

Mackenzie found the first Daily Double in “Get Your ‘Phil'” under the $1,200 clue on the 5th pick. He was in second place with $5,000 at this point, $400 behind Jon’s lead. He bet $2,000 but he could not think of anything so he was WRONG.

This tree climbing plant is adapted to the relative darkness of the rain forest, so it thrives indoors. show

6 clues later, Mackenzie found the last Daily Double in “U.S. Senators” under the $1,600 clue. In second place with $4,200, he had $2,800 less than Jon’s lead. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

3 States have 2 female senators: California, Washington & this one with Jeanne Shaheen & Maggie Hassan. show

Jon finished in the lead with $13,400. Mackenzie was next with $11,200 and Melanie was in third place with $1,800.

Only TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


New York-based New Zealand artist Owen Dippie created the mural of the four Renaissance artist that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were named for. The 4 Masters — Leonardo DaVinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello are depicted wearing the Ninja Turtles’ well-known masks. Bored Panda has close-ups of the mural and a comment from the artist: “I am a child of popular culture and am inspired by my heroes. By involving them in my art I pay my utmost respect to them in the best way I know how.”

Melanie wrote down Power Rangers and crossed it out but she didn’t have enough time left to write the correct response. She bet and lost it all.

Mackenzie got it right. He bet it all and doubled his score to $22,400.

Jon also got it. He bet $9,001 bet so he became the new Jeopardy! champ with ended up with $22,401.

Final Jeopardy (5/25/2017) Mackenzie Vogt, Melanie Tannenbaum Hepler, Jon Groubert

A triple stumper from each round

Reversal: MORTAL MATTERS ($200) It’s the elected medical official whose job it is to investigate deaths not due to natural causes — Mackenzie said “Medical Examiner” first and Alex asked him to be more specific. So he said “coroner.” The judges ruled that Alex should have called him wrong after his first response.

WORD & PHRASE ORIGINS ($1000) This word for a gin cocktail comes from a tool used for boring holes

GET YOUR “PHIL” ($2000) Demosthenes delivered several of these bitter orations, named for a king of Macedonia

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

Published a year later, “Good Wives” was a follow-up to this 1868 novel. show

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12 Responses

  1. VJ says:

    Melanie’s donut anniversary story was funny. Seemed like she wasn’t sure Alex knew what kind of donuts she meant. My favorite donuts are Entenmann’s chocolate frosted. They’re so good! I like jelly donuts, too.

    LINK: 12 more clues from the match.

  2. I have long thought Medical Examiner and Coroner were virtual synonyms. The correction seemed unfair to me.

    • VJ says:

      @Alfred — Alex said it was because the clue specified “elected medical official” and medical examiners are not elected. It didn’t really call for a “be more specific.” That was more like — give me a different answer. lol

  3. Richard Corliss says:

    As Michelle mentioned on Rocks the cradle on Full House, TMNT is created in the 80’s.

  4. Lou says:

    Easy final and tmnt was and will always be my favorite, especially the 1986 and the 2003 versions. Also VJ, you have kids that like the cartoon teenage mutant ninja turtles right?

    • VJ says:

      yes, Lou, as I said earlier, my daughter got it right off the bat and we showed it to her husband when he came home and he got it, too.

  5. Bridgette says:

    What was the answer to this question in the sci-fi category: “The name of this title substance combines the 2 legumes that it’s said to contain”?

  6. VJ says:

    Well, that was an easy FJ. I mean my daughter was sitting right next to me and shouted out the answer as soon as the image appeared, before I even got a good look at it. LOL

    And the CotD turned out to be a DD. I’ll leave it to you guys as to which was easier.