Final Jeopardy: AFI’s 100 Greatest American Movies

The Final Jeopardy question (3/25/2013) in the category “The AFI’s 100 Greatest American Movies” was:

“The Wizard of Oz” and this 1950s film are the 2 musicals in the Top 10 on the AFI’s list.

Rachel Liptak became champ on Friday and won $19,201. Today she’ll try for a second win against these two new players: Tyson Schindler, from Austin, TX and Tom Lynn, from Baltimore, MD.

Rachel found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “U.S. Stamps.” She was in the lead with $3,400, $2,200 ahead of Tom in second place. She bet $1,000, and took a WRONG guess with the Hunley, a Confederate submarine in the Civil War.

A stamp commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812 features a painting of this frigate. show

Tyson finished in the lead with $6,400. Rachel was second with $4,600 and Tom was last with $2,800.

Tyson found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “The End of the Story.” He was now in second place with $8,000, $1,200 behind Tom in the lead. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

“The creatures outside looked from pig to man… but already it was impossible to say which was which.” show

Rachel found the last Daily Double in “Where the Streets Have These Names.” She was in second place with $12,600, just $200 less than Tom’s lead. She bet $1,000, thought it was Detroit and that was WRONG.

Forbes Avenue, Hot Metal Street. show

Rachel finished in the lead with $16,000. Tom was next with $14,400 and Tyson was in third place with $7,800.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


From the film’s AFI detail page: “Among its many accolades, in 2007, Singin’ in the Rain was ranked 5th on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies–10th Anniversary Edition list of the greatest American films, moving up from the 10th position it occupied on AFI’s 1997 list. The picture was also ranked first on AFI’s list of the Greatest Movie Musicals.”

Tyson wrote down “West Side Story,” which is on the list, but is a 1960s musical. He lost his $6,201 bet and ended up with $1,599.

Tom got it right and bet $6,000. His final score was $20,000.

Rachel also got it right and bet $12,801. She won the match with $28,801 and her 2-day total is $48,002. Way to go, Rachel!

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  1. Jeff says:

    A little disappointed at Final Jeopardy yesterday. The movie is Singin’ In the Rain (no g), not Singing in the Rain as the two contestants wrote. They are so picky about everything else, but let that slide?