Final Jeopardy: TV Spin-Offs
The Final Jeopardy question (4/25/2013) in the category “TV Spin-Offs” was:
Premiering in 1993, this show lasted 11 seasons, like its predecessor show; the two were set nearly 2,500 miles apart.
Andy Hermann became the new champ yesterday, dominating the game and winning $27,000. Today we’ll see if he can get sweep through another game against these two players: George McAleese from Washington, D.C.; and Amanda Steadman from Winnipeg, MB Canada.
Amanda found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Homeland,” a category the contestants all lost money in due to a bit of difficulty in remembering to give the country, not city. Luckily, Amanda had that under control by now. She was in third place with $200. She bet the $1,000 allowance and she was RIGHT.
Andy finished in the lead with $4,400. George was second with $4,000 and Amanda was last with $1,000.
Andy found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Literary Second Bananas.” He had the lead with $6,400 now, $2,400 more than George in second place. He bet $2,000 and thought it was Ajax. That was WRONG.
In the Iliad, Patroclus is the bosom companion of this fierce Greek warrior. show
Amanda found the last Daily Double in “The Fast & The Furriest.” She was in third place with $5,800, $6,200 behind George’s lead. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.
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Tight game this time! George finished in the lead with $14,800. Andy was next with $13,600 and Amanda was in third place with $11,200.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“When the hit series Cheers came to an end, it was a natural that there would be an attempt to try and spin off one of the characters into their own show. An earlier attempt to spin off barmaid Carla’s scummy husband Nick Tortelli into his own show had failed badly. This time they tried class instead of scum and spun off the pompous bar regular Dr. Frasier Crane. It became almost as big a hit as Cheers itself.” (Poobala.com)
Amanda bet $5,000. She finished with $16,200.
Andy bet $8,801, finishing with $22,401.
George bet $12,401 so he won the game with $27,201 and he will return tomorrow to help us finish out the week.