Final Jeopardy: Kids’ Business

The Final Jeopardy question (7/31/2012) in the category “Kids’ Business” was:

The corporate headquarters of this store founded in 1948 is at One Geoffrey Way in Wayne, New Jersey.

It’s the second day of Kid’s Week. Today’s players are: Arjun Malhotra, from Sammamish, WA; Injee Hong, from Metairie, LA; and  Ryan Griffin, from Waldwick, NJ.

Arjun found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The Planets.” He was in a tie for second place with Ryan with $2,400, $2,000 less than Injee who was in the lead. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

The Greeks called this planet Ares. show

Arjun finished in the lead with $6,000. Injee was second with $5,800 and Ryan was last with $5,400.

Injee found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “American History.” She was now in the lead with $9,400, $3,000 more than Arjun in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

This pioneer route stretched more than 2,000 miles from Missouri Northwest to near the Pacific Ocean. show

Ryan found the last Daily Double in “Measure for Measure.” He was now in the lead with $11,800, $400 more than Injee, in second place. He bet $2,000, and he was RIGHT.

Number of karats in pure gold. show

Ryan finished in the lead with $25,000. Injee was next with $15,400 and Arjun was in third place with $8,400.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right. It sounded like Alex put a little extra stress on the word Geoffrey when he read the clue, and after the time was up to answer he added “Their mascot is an animal named Geoffrey.” Ryan sort of had a cow so we figured he blew it.


Charles Lazarus initially started Children’s Supermart, which evolved into Toys “R” Us, in Washington, DC in 1948. The first Toys “R” Us opened in 1957 in Rockville, MD. Geoffrey the Giraffe was originally known as Dr. G. Raffe in 1950s print ads with his slogan: “Toys are us.” He was renamed Geoffrey in the 1960s.

Arjun wrote down American Eagle. Their corporate headquarters are in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 77 Hot Metal Street. He bet it all and finished with zero.

Injee got it right and she bet $14,500. That brought her up to $29,900.

Ryan wrote down Dunkin Donuts. Their corporate headquarters are in Canton, Massachusetts at 130 Royall Street. That cost him $13,000 and he ended up with $12,000.

Injee gets to bring home $29,900. Fuhgeddabout that $15,000 guarantee for the winner– the kids are cleaning up this week.

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  1. Sam says:

    I rewatched Ryan’s reaction to “a mascot named Geoffrey” about 20 times, many in slow-motion.