Final Jeopardy: Fictional Characters

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (9/26/2017) in the category “Fictional Characters” was:

At the women in I.T. Awards in 2017, the head of MI-6 said today the real version of the character known by this letter is female.

New champ Dennis Fawcett won $23,200 yesterday. His opponents in his 2nd game are: Austin Rogers, from New York, NY; and Tina Doppler, from Crown Point, IN.

Round 1 Categories: 18th Century America – Entertainment Awards – Food Stuff – Double Double Letters- Capital Cities – Misremembered Harry Potter Book Titles

Tina found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Double Double Letters” under the $1,000 clue, with 7 clues to go after it. She was in third place with $2,000, $1,800 less than Austin’s lead. She went with a true Daily Double and thought it was the Huguenots. That was WRONG.

Belgium has 2 main ethnic groups, the Flemings & this French-speaking people. show

Austin finished in the lead with $4,200. Dennis was second with $3,000 and Tina was last with $1,400.

Round 2 Categories: “O” Yes, Opera! – Insects – Sports Abbrev. – Eponyms – Defining Our Relationship – Let’s Set Some Boundaries

Austin found the first Daily Double in “Eponyms” under the $800 clue on the 9th pick. He was in the lead big time with $11,000 now, $7,600 more than Tina in second place. He bet $6,500 and he was RIGHT.

Leo Hirschfield named this oblong chewy candy after what he called his daughter Clara. show

Austin found the last Daily Double in “Boundaries” under the $1,600 clue, with 4 clues left after it. In the lead with $17,900, he had $12,500 more than Dennis in second place. He bet $6,500 again and he was RIGHT again.

The Mason-Dixon line was originally the boundary between these 2 states. show

Austin finished in the lead with a runaway $26,000. Tina was next with $6,600 and Dennis was in third place with $3,400.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“Q” was James Bond’s “gadget geek” or quartermaster in the James Bond film series. At the 2017 Women I.T. Awards, the current head of MI6 (British Intelligence Services), Alex Young, wanted folks to know that the real-life Q is a woman. He encouraged women to join the intelligence services, noting “that we in MI6 draw on the full range of talent that our country has to offer.” Young felt that popular culture reinforces a male stereotype in the field of espionage and believes “we’ve got to get over and see through the Bond thing…”

Dennis wrote down M. He lost his $2,564 bet and finished with $836.

Tina had the same response as Dennis. That cost her $600, leaving her $6,000.

Austin got it right. He bet $10,000 (hello! as Alex likes to say) and won the match with $36,000. Way to go, Austin! He’s the new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (9/26/2017) Dennis Fawcett, Tina Doppler, Austin Rogers

A triple stumper from each round:

CAPITAL CITIES ($1000) It replaced Rawalpindi as a national capital

DEFINING OUR RELATIONSHIP ($1600) Charlotte Haze to Lolita

2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “European Museums”

In one of her last official acts before abdicating, Queen Beatrix reopened this museum after a 10-year renovation. show

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15 Responses

  1. Cece says:

    Time for a serial winner—we had one at the beginning of the last 2 seasons, so why not now?

    These lucky players didn’t have to spell Scheherazade.

  2. I surprised myself with a lucky surmise of What is Q? I never have seen, nor ever will I, a James Bond film. I only attend G-rated films plus a very occasional PG, with scrutiny and reluctance. I also despise all evil spies (who should not exist — even fictional ones).

  3. mimsy says:

    Wasn’t Buzzy’s real name Austin?

  4. William Weyser says:

    Austin was a lot of fun to watch between the 2 $6,500 Daily Double wagers, the hand gestures, and him picking the buzzer up after he got the Tootsie Roll Daily Double right, and saying ”I might need this”.

    • William Weyser says:

      I watched that clip again, and I realized that Austin just said ”I need this”, not ”I might need this” after he dropped the buzzer. My mistake.

  5. Rani says:

    Is now too challeging. Too bad could at least guess & answer 30 percent before.

  6. Lou says:

    Well we could see a possible big streak winner from Austin just like Matt and Seth. also, I still can’t believe that the other two contestants never watched James Bond movies. What was one of your favorite bond movie in the series so far, VJ? the quantum Solace, Skyfall, casino Royale, Octopussy? Q was played by two other actors one was Desmond llwelyn but he perished in a car accident. Then there was john cleese as Q and now ralph Finnes. congrats to Austin in getting the answer. Also I wonder if your kids were fans of the Jame bond games like nightfire and everything or nothing?

    • VJ says:

      @Lou, I don’t think there are any big Bond fans in my family. The only film I even remember seeing all the way through is “Goldfinger.”

      Yes, Austin could go on a real sweet winning streak and rack up the big bucks. It would be nice to see.

      LINK: 8 more clues from the match, including the Harry Potter category.

  7. Dalton Higbee says:

    Tim Kutz or Austin Rogers in the ToC?