Final Jeopardy: U.S. Landmarks

The Final Jeopardy question (1/15/2013) in the category “U.S. Landmarks” was:

Design artist Iwao Takamoto said the exterior for the skypad apts. on “The Jetsons” was inspired by a landmark in this city.

For the second time this month, we have co-champions and 4-day champ Kristin Morgan is again one of them. She and Scott Mitchell both made $21,600 yesterday and today, they are playing against one new contestant: Katie Collins, from Philadelphia, PA.

Katie found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Published Posthumously.” She was in the lead with $4,200, $2,400 more than Scott in second place. She bet $3,200 and she was RIGHT.

In the last chapter of “Billions & Billions”, this scientist talked about the disease that took his life.

Katie finished in the lead with $9,400. Kristin was second with $5,200 and Scott was last with $2,400, but upon returning from the commercial break, Scott was dinged $2 grand for leaving the G off Myung in Sun Myung Moon’s name. He entered the second round with just $400.

Scott found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “World History.” He was in third place with $6,000, $5,800 behind Katie’s lead. He bet $4,000 and said it was the Third Republic. That was WRONG.

Count de Chabrol really liked to count: he coined this term for Napoleon’s brief return. March 20-July 8, 1815.

Kristin found the last Daily Double in “Wells.” She now had the lead with $16,000, $1,800 ahead of Katie in second place. She bet $4,000, and she was RIGHT.

Abraham’s servant found this wife for his master’s son Isaac at a well near the city of Nahor.

Kristin finished in the lead with $22,000. Katie was next with $13,800 and Scott was in third place with $1,200.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“Not many structures can claim to be the inspiration for the architecture in an iconic animated cartoon, but the Space Needle most certainly can. Iwao Takamoto, a layout and design artist for The Jetsons told The New York Times in 2005 that the Space Needle “inspired the ‘skypad’ apartment buildings (in the cartoon), whose stilts grew or shrunk depending on the smog.” (Space Needle Trivia)

Scott wrote down Tokyo, then noticing it was U.S. Landmarks, crossed that out and went with Chicago. That was wrong, too, so he lost his $1,000 bet and finished with $200.

Katie got it and bet all but a buck so she finished with $27,599.

Kristin also got it right and bet $8,000 winning today’s game with with $30,000. Her 5-day total is $69,098.

And that also lands Kristin in our TOC Top 12 list just ahead of Ashok Poonhikunnell, who just got on there last week.

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