Final Jeopardy: Plants

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (6/30/2017) in the category “Plants” was:

Made famous by a 1959 musical, the flower seen here graces a coin of this European country.
Final Jeopardy image from June 30, 2017

New champ Clint Thompson won $22,000 yesterday. In Game 2, he takes on these new players: Allan Ashley, from Huntsville, AL; and Jon Eisenman, from Los Angeles, CA.

Round 1 Categories: Shake, Rattle & Roll With Science – The Parent Company – Political Conventions – Second City TV – Stay Woke – “Eco” Friendly

Jon got the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The Parent Company” under the $800 clue on the very last pick of the round, after skipping over it to go to the $1000 clue that no one got. He was in the lead with $6,600, $5,000 more than Clint in second place. He bet a $500, possibly influenced by the triple miss, but he knew it instantly so he was RIGHT.

Purina Pet Foods & Raisinets. show

Jon finished in the lead with $7,100. Clint was second with $1,600 and Allan was last with $1,400.

Round 2 Categories: “It’s” a Movie – 3 Letters, 3 Letters – The Novel’s Narrator – 20th Century Names – Anagram of a State – Canada 150

Jon found the first Daily Double in “3 Letters, 3 Letters” under the $1,600 clue on the 14th pick. He was in the lead with $10,300 at this point, $4,500 more than Allan in second place. He bet $2,000 but drew a blank so he was WRONG.

Meaning hushed or understated, it sounds just like a Norse god. show

Allan found the last Daily Double in “Canada 150” under the $1,200 clue, with a dozen clues left after it. In second place with $7,000, he only had $1,300 less than Jon’s lead. He bet $3,500 and he was RIGHT.

The Embassy’s art collection includes a reminder of the warm relations between Canada & this country. During WWII, Canada helped provide refuge for its royal family, including the young Princess Beatrix and later, Canada helped liberate this country from Nazi rule. show

Jon finished in the lead with $12,300. Clint was next with $10,400 and Allan was in third place with $9,300.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“Edelweiss” is a famous song from the 1959 Broadway musical “The Sound of Music,” which was set in Austria. The edelweiss flower grows in the Alps and Carpathians, and is a national symbol, not just in Austria, but in Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, and Switzerland as well. According to the European Central Bank, the 2 cents Austrian coin “features an edelweiss, as part of a floral series, symbolising a duty to the environment and the part Austria is playing in the development of a Community environmental policy.”

Allan thought it was Switzerland. He didn’t bet anything so he remained at $9,300.

Clint came up with Germany. That cost him $1,901 bet, leaving him with $8,499.

Jon got it right. His $6,000 bet gave him a winning total of $18,300 and it gave us a new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (6/30/2017) Clint Thompson, Allan Ashley, John Eisenman

A triple stumper from each round:

SECOND CITY TV ($400) Jason Beghe as Sergeant Hank Voight, who had been seen on “Chicago Fire”, stars in this spin-off

THE NOVEL’S NARRATOR ($1600) In Arthur Golden’s bestseller, Nitta Sayuri, a Japanese artisan

2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “North American Rivers”

At about 100 miles it’s not one of Canada’s 100 longest rivers, but in the 1890s it became perhaps the most famous. show

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13 Responses

  1. Lou says:

    Congrats to Jon on the lone solve, I.think the others made a wise bet not to lose it all in this match. Also Switzerland was not a bad guess it should have been accepted. And also what is the English translation of edelweiss, VJ?

    • VJ says:

      @Lou, they couldn’t accept Swizterland because it’s not a Swiss coin. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, edelweiss means noble and white: edel=noble and weiss=white.

      @Rhys, on my recording, the closed caption shows Allan saying “who’s Coco Chanel”

      LINK: 11 more clues from the match

  2. Rhys says:

    During the clue about Coco Chanel, I didn’t hear Allan put his answer in the form of a question.

  3. John Smith says:

    Where are them 8 hints??

  4. Dalton Higbee says:

    Alex Trebek wore a fancy dress today!

    • VJ says:

      @Dalton, don’t you listen to the beginning of the program? Alex said he was wearing the (I assume, official) Canada 150 jersey as an indication that he had been selected as one of the ambassadors to help celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial on July 1st. Then he suggested that because Americans are celebrating our Independence Day on July 4th, we should all celebrate together and have a 4-day party.

      I wanted to mention it in the recap but couldn’t, partly because of the FJ image taking up the space where I would normally put interesting things Alex says in the intro, and partly because I was just slower than molasses today from lack of sleep. So let me make up for that here by wishing all Canadians a Happy Sesquicentennial weekend.

      By the way, 4 of my great-grandparents were born in the Province of Quebec.

  5. jacob ska says:

    Switzerland? It does not use the Euro currency nor is it a member of the EU. It uses the Swiss Franc currency. Oh well. :-[

  6. Charles Brown says:

    We should have three correct answers.

  7. VJ says:

    I was glad the CotD was not the final because when I saw it early this morning, the first thing that popped in my head was that old commercial jingle: N-E-S-T-L-E-S Nestle’s makes the very best– Chocolate.

    I imagined I would have added the S because of that if I had to answer it, but that obviously wasn’t a problem for Jon :)