Final Jeopardy: Cartoon Characters
The Final Jeopardy question (6/21/2013) in the category “Cartoon Characters” was:
She first appeared in 1930’s “Dizzy Dishes” along with singing cats in flapper outfits.
4-day champ Andrew Moore is a definite for the next TOC with winnings of $107,402 so far. Today his competitors are: Judy Cole from Concord, MA; and Ben Christenson from Chicago, IL.
Andrew found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The 1970s” before the first break. He was in the lead with $6,600, $5,200 more than Ben in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
This National Liberation Front overthrew Nicaragua’s Somoza regime. show
Andrew finished in the lead with $12,800. Ben was second with $3,000 and Judy was last with $2,000.
Andrew found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “King of the Hill.” He now had the lead with $17,200, $7,800 more than Judy in second place. He bet $3,000 and said Juan Carlos II but that was WRONG.
Pico Del Teide in the Canary Islands, since 1975. show
Andrew found the last Daily Double in “Asian Religion.” He now had $20,600, a $9,600 lead over Judy in second place. He bet $1,000, and he was RIGHT.
Andrew couldn’t quite get that runaway this time around. He finished in the lead with $23,200, and Judy was next with $11,800. Ben was in third place with $8,600.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHO IS BETTY BOOP?
“Although Clara Bow is often given as being the model for Boop, she actually began as a caricature of singer Helen Kane. The character was originally created as an anthropomorphic French poodle. Max Fleischer finalized Betty Boop as a human character in 1932, in the cartoon Any Rags. Her floppy poodle ears became hoop earrings, and her black poodle nose became a girl’s button-like nose. Betty Boop appeared as a supporting character in 10 cartoons as a flapper girl with more heart than brains. In individual cartoons, she was called “Nancy Lee” or “Nan McGrew” – derived from the 1930 Helen Kane film Dangerous Nan McGrew – usually serving as a girlfriend to studio star, Bimbo.” (wikipedia)
Ben bet $2,000 and finished with $10,600.
Judy bet $11,600, finishing with $23,400.
Andrew bet $401 so he won this match with $23,601, and his 5-day total is now $131,003, just about $8,000 behind Drew Horwood on the TOC list.
What a week for Andrew, making over $26,000 a day. Kudos to Judy for that valiant try. It was the first time anyone finished ahead of Andrew, even if only about a minute!