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by SavoyGirl
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/28/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 963

Re: FJs for the 10/28/19 week

I live in NYC and have driven across the Brooklyn Bridge a few times (don't often ride in cars). Today was the anniversary of the one time I ever walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, on Fri. Nov. 4, 2005. I had just started a new job at the New York State Supreme Courthouse at Foley Square (pictured o...
by SavoyGirl
Thu May 03, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 7236

Re: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was also disappointed that I couldn't pull Salonen's name when I needed it. That was a rough miss for Geoff. Finnish + classical music is pavlovian for Sibelius. But only if it's a Finnish COMPOSER. If it's a conductor, Salonen's your man. (And if they want a Finnish architect, it's always Saarin...
by SavoyGirl
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 8340

Re: Monday, February 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Was tickled to hear Alan perform "Tchaikovsky" (Lyric by Ira Gershwin) but wonder if he spoke it, rather than singing it, at the behest of the powers that be? The melody is by Kurt Weill; would that incur royalties? But not reciting the lyric? I don't know, but since he barely got through it, it's ...
by SavoyGirl
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 8340

Re: Monday, February 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Was tickled to hear Alan perform "Tchaikovsky" (Lyric by Ira Gershwin) but wonder if he spoke it, rather than singing it, at the behest of the powers that be? The melody is by Kurt Weill; would that incur royalties? But not reciting the lyric?
by SavoyGirl
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 7322

Re: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I have a friend who's a professor of philosophy. I posted the FJ clue on his FB wall and he came up with the response "The Apology". Surely that would have been accepted?
by SavoyGirl
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 6572

Re: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Two slips of the tongue cost Cindy the game. On the Rhymin' Simon, she added a "g", saying "priming" instead of "primin'" which Sam got on the rebound ($800 clue causing a $1600 difference) then later saying "congenitive" instead of "congestive" (another rebound get by Sam on a $600 clue). But for t...
by SavoyGirl
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 5442

Re: Monday, November 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Guess I'm the only one aware of the comic opera "Zar und Zimmerman" wherein Peter the Great goes to work incognito in a shipyard. Was fairly sure it was in Holland. Tricolor was obviously negbait for France. Ironically, the category seemed likely to be a triple stumper and I would have probably bet ...
by SavoyGirl
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Final results posted)
Replies: 110
Views: 12224

Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Question 4 results posted)

I've only seen Hedwig (the movie) once, but I've probably listened to the soundtrack more times than I've seen The Music Man, and I've been watching that throughout my life. And I've never seen adults perform any of those three musicals live. I'll definitely give Hamilton a shot if there's a movie ...
by SavoyGirl
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Final results posted)
Replies: 110
Views: 12224

Re: TD: 298: The 70th Tony Awards (Question 4 results posted)

From the list of Andrew Lloyd Webber shows, I've seen productions of all but three on Tigershark's list: Starlight Express (which ran on Broadway about a year) and Love Never Dies and Whistle Down the Wind, both never playing in New York. I can add a real obscurity of ALW: By Jeeves, based on storie...
by SavoyGirl
Sun May 29, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 27, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 6575

Re: Friday, May 27, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

As is "da Vinci" (of Vinci) for Leonardo. The difference is that purists would say that to treat da Vinci as a surname is just plain wrong. (I don't know if Jeopardy! judges have ever had to rule on the issue.). Actually I was part of a game where Leonardo da Vinci was the FJ response and one of th...
by SavoyGirl
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 7764

Re: Final Jeopardy! Round

[quote="theFJguy"] British Musical Theatre A critic said "I doubt if there is a single joke in" this 1885 work "that fits the Japanese. But all the jokes... fit the English" What is The Mikado? This category was about as wheelhouse as it gets for me (My nom de nette refers the Savoy Operas, by Gilbe...
by SavoyGirl
Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 7319

Re: Thursday, January 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Didn't know Stromboli was an island in the Mediterranean. Knew it was the name of the film Ingrid Bergman made where she wound up leaving her husband for the director, Roberto Rossellini (in real life, not in the film).
by SavoyGirl
Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 7923

Re: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

hbomb1947 wrote:
BigDaddyMatty wrote:
dhkendall wrote:
Bamaman wrote: Plus, I'm sure he'll take being 23 years old over being 53 years old. :D
Hey, I'm turning 60 this week. I'd take being 53!
by SavoyGirl
Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 89
Views: 8115

Re: Monday, November 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Sad to see the Opera category going last once more. For a fan, those were certainly easy clues and when Dan guessed "Cleopatra" for the Egyptian opera, I washed my hands of him. AIDA was the first opera I ever saw at the Met, so it was doubly painful to see that one misidentified. The first opera pr...
by SavoyGirl
Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 7550

Re: Thursday, September 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

scaphio wrote:
brick wrote:It looks like my local feed is totally preempted by the Pope's Mass at St. Pat's. If anyone would be willing to pm me a likely way to view tonight's game is be grateful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GI5tHynQRY

Thank you Scaphio. You are truly a Wise Man :)
by SavoyGirl
Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/20/15 week
Replies: 27
Views: 3097

Re: FJs for the 7/20/15 week

I guess my best get of the week was pulling "Lambeth" out of the air, mostly because of a song from a musical:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fgKn3SbCYQ
by SavoyGirl
Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 94
Views: 8954

Re: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Another instance where musicals lead you to the answer. Neil Patrick Harris sings about Garfield's assassin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5QjBrcjUJE
by SavoyGirl
Wed May 27, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 97
Views: 8839

Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This is what came into my head to lead me to the FJ response: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjV751Ow6M (Alfred Drake performing "The Olive Tree" from the musical KISMET)


(Once again Broadway musicals lead you to the truth!)
by SavoyGirl
Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 7160

Re: Monday, April 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Being familiar with the Sondheim musical "Pacific Overtures" helped me get two of the Millard Fillmore questions. It's about how Japan was opened in the 19th century to dealing with the West, so coming up with the country that was had been isolated was an instaget. Then coming up with Fillmore's suc...