Final Jeopardy: The World of TV

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The Final Jeopardy question (7/16/2013) in the category “The World of TV” was:

In 2013 Britain marked this show’s 50th anniv. with a series of stamps of the 11 actors who have played the lead role.

3-day champ Mark Japinga is now up to winnings of $76,700. Today he’ll try for a fourth win against these two players: Amanda Farrish from Vernon, CT; and Jeffrey Wachs from Irvine, CA.

Mark found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Chief Justices” before the first break. He was in the lead with $3,800, $3,000 ahead of Jeffrey in second place. He bet $1,500 and he was RIGHT.

This Chief Justice once wrote: “I don’t remember that I ever was President.” show

Mark finished in the lead with $10,900. Jeffrey was second with $5,800 and Amanda was last with $1,200.

Jeffrey found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Autobiographies.” After leaping into buzzer action, he was now in the lead with $12,600, $900 ahead of Mark in second place. He bet $3,000 but didn’t know. He guessed Adolf Hitler but that was WRONG.

His autobiography was first published in 1917 under the German Title “Der Rote Kampfflieger.” show

Mark found the last Daily Double in “Mediterranean Islands.” Back in the lead with $13,300, he was $3,700 ahead of Jeffrey in second place. He bet $4,000, and he was RIGHT.

Its capital, Valletta, was named for a grand master of the Knights Hospitallers. show

Mark finished in the lead with $20,900. Jeffrey was close behind with $17,600 and Amanda was in third place with $3,600.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS DOCTOR WHO?

The Royal Mail’s stamp tribute to Doctor Who, “the world’s longest running science fiction series….. one of the most popular, attracting millions of viewers in some 50 countries around the world,” features “not only all 11 incarnations of The Doctor, but also a host of his adversaries such as the Daleks and the Cybermen.” (Royal Mail.com)

Amanda bet $3,600. She finished with $7,200.

Jeffrey bet $14,000, finishing with $31,600.

Mark bet $15,000, winning today’s match with $35,900. His 4-day total is $112,600. Way to go, Mark!

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2 Responses

  1. john blahuta says:

    and i guess jeffrey is not to familiar with “the peanuts”… snoopy vs the red baron..(von richthofen).

  2. john blahuta says:

    kind of funny. i don’t remember exactly what show i was googling, but one of the actors in “doctor who” also plays in an american series. it was the first time i have heard of the british show and therefore that was my guess. has anyone any idea in which movie or series one of the actors is playing on u.s. tv??