Final Jeopardy: Movie Music

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (5/3/2017) in the category “Movie Music” was:

Since 1999 many Warner Bros. movies open with the studio’s logo & a snippet of this song made famous in a 1942 film.

New champ Liz Fischer won $25,601 yesterday when she defeated 6x champ Alan Lin. Today she is up against these two players: Ragavan Ramsubramani, from New York, NY; and Krista Dunn, from Brooklyn Park, MN.

Round 1 Categories: Aye, Aye, Admiral – Which Body Part? – Alfalfa – 12-Letter Words – Accessories – Name’s Exactly The Same

Ragavan found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Alfalfa” under the $800 clue with just one clue still to go. He was in the lead with $6,800, $2,800 more than Liz in second place. He bet $1,500 and he was RIGHT.

Alfalfa has symbiotic bacteria in its roots that “fix” this element in the soil, thereby replenishing it. show

Ragavan finished in the lead with $8,300. Liz was second with $5,000 and Krista was last at negative $2,600.

Round 2 Categories: An Environmental Category – Women Authors – A Matter Of Faith – Where Ya From? – Superhero TV Supporting Characters – It’s “Da” End

Ragavan found the first Daily Double in “Women Authors” under the $1,600 clue on the 10th pick. He was in second place with $7,900 at this point, $1,100 less than Liz’s lead. He bet $2,000 but didn’t have a guess so he was WRONG.

In the 1950s, this well-traveled Danish author was a contender for a Nobel prize.
Daily Double in Women Authors (Jeopardy! May 3, 2017)

Krista found the last Daily Double in “Where Ya From” under the $800 clue with 11 clues left after it. In third place with $1,000, she had $10,500 less than Ragavan’s lead. She bet the $2,000 allowance and she was RIGHT.

If you’re from this English county, you’re a Cestrain or a Cat. show

Ragavan finished in the lead with $18,700. Liz was next with $10,200 and Krista was in third place with $3,000.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“The first Warner Bros. logo was seen in 1923, and featured the letters ‘WB’ on the bottom half of a shield. It wasn’t until 1937 that audiences saw some semblance of the logo we know today: the WB filling the shield, which itself floats in front of a cloud-filled sky. (For a 12-year period between 1972 and 1984, the shield was dropped altogether.) Starting in 1999, some logos use an 8-chord tune that turns into a fully orchestrated snippet from Casablanca’s much-loved “As Time Goes By”” (Time: Warner Bros. logos)

Krista thought it was “Singin’ in the Rain.” She lost her $1,000 bet and finished with $2,000.

Liz got it right. She bet $8,600 and that brought her up to $18,800.

Ragavan got it right, too. He bet $1,701 bet so he won the match with $20,401 and he is the new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (5/3/2017) Liz Fischer, Krista Denn, Ragavan Ramsubramani

2 triple stumpers from the last round :

WOMEN AUTHORS ($2000) In “The Women of” this location Gloria Naylor wove together the stories of 7 African-American women


2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Schools around the World”

In 1906 this city’s Academy of Fine Arts admitted Egon Schiele; in 1907 it rejected Adolf Hitler. show

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10 Responses

  1. Alex Epstein says:

    I loved seeing the leader not miss the final Jeopardy for a change we’re so used to that lately.

  2. Lou says:

    Great play by ragavan. Good game. VJ, do you remember who the actors or actresses were in the as time goes by movie? The wb logo has,been used on cartoons like animaniacs, loonatics, unleashed, road rivers, and pinky and the brain.

  3. jacob ska says:

    VJ, what a fantastic find on movie logos of companies with their music. Very interesting to know. They may come up in future clues.

    Congrats Ragavan on your win. Good game.

    • VJ says:

      Thanks Jacob. That was a cool story Ragavan told about meeting Warren Buffett. I thought it was kinda funny when he mixed up the Outlanders’ author’s name because people might be unsure about how to say his name. If he ever met her and she mispronounced his name, Ragavan might think she saw this match. lol!

      That was a great comeback from the combined cost of that clue and the missed DD.

      LINK 10 more clues from the match

      • rhonda says:

        VJ, I only heard the tail end of Ragavan’s Warren Buffett story. Did he get to meet him in high school? My son would have loved to have won a contest like that!!

        • VJ says:

          @Rhonda, he didn’t say if he was in high school or college– he just said he won a stock pitch competition with one of his friends and that WB is one of his heroes.

        • rhonda says:

          Thanks, VJ.

  4. VJ says:

    Today’s Secret Word turned up in a couple of prior clues, and Alex delivered one of them on location:

    GALAPAGOS WILDLIFE $1200: One of three varieties found in the Galapagos, the blue-footed type of this bird really stands out against the drab rocks

    You only needed the one word to win that $1200, but you need this for today’s Secret Word: BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY