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Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:31 pm
by jeopfansincebirth
This topic was a popular thread on the Sony Message Boards, but now it's back and better than ever!

Here you can post Final Jeopardy! clues from the past 30 years of the version we know and love today, or the original Art Fleming version, or any English-speaking international version, or you may make up your own.

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:51 pm
by opusthepenguin
jeopfansincebirth wrote:This topic was a popular thread on the Sony Message Boards, but now it's back and better than ever!
Spoiler
WHAT IS FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUES?

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:25 pm
by MarkBarrett
Category: FAMOUS RETWEETS

Clue: 2 of the 3 Best Actress Oscar winners seen in the most retweeted photo of all time

Category: TV REBOOTS

Clue: On March 9, 2014, 10 networks debuted this Seth MacFarlane-produced documentary series that was originally hosted by a Cornell professor


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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:50 pm
by lisa0012
MarkBarrett wrote:Category: FAMOUS RETWEETS

Clue: 2 of the 3 Best Actress Oscar winners seen in the most retweeted photo of all time

Category: TV REBOOTS

Clue: On March 9, 2014, 10 networks debuted this Seth MacFarlane-produced documentary series that was originally hosted by a Cornell professor
Spoiler
Meryl Street and Jennifer Lawrence (and Julia Roberts)
Cosmos

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:55 pm
by MarkBarrett
lisa0012 wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:Category: FAMOUS RETWEETS

Clue: 2 of the 3 Best Actress Oscar winners seen in the most retweeted photo of all time

Category: TV REBOOTS

Clue: On March 9, 2014, 10 networks debuted this Seth MacFarlane-produced documentary series that was originally hosted by a Cornell professor
Spoiler
Meryl Street and Jennifer Lawrence (and Julia Roberts)
Cosmos
Yes, you got it. I don't know about the show, but I would have also accepted
Spoiler
J-Law.

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:02 pm
by UniquePerspective
CATEGORY: The Tony Awards

ANSWER: This musical was the last musical to win both the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

CATEGORY: French Cuisine

ANSWER: Three of the five traditional "Mother Sauces" that are referenced in French cooking.

CATEGORY: New York City Politics

ANSWER: Bill de Blasio is the first Democrat to be elected mayor of New York City since this man.

CATEGORY: African Capitals

ANSWER: Bangui is the capital of this country, one of several in Africa that contains more than one word.

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:07 pm
by hscer
UniquePerspective wrote:CATEGORY: The Tony Awards

ANSWER: This musical was the last musical to win both the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

CATEGORY: French Cuisine

ANSWER: Three of the five traditional "Mother Sauces" that are referenced in French cooking.

CATEGORY: New York City Politics

ANSWER: Bill de Blasio is the first Democrat to be elected mayor of New York City since this man.

CATEGORY: African Capitals

ANSWER: Bangui is the capital of this country, one of several in Africa that contains more than one word.
TONY AWARDS - No idea. My wager is zero the whole way.

FRENCH CUISINE - Dunno

NYC POLITICS -
Spoiler
Who is Dinkins?
AFRICAN CAPITALS -
Spoiler
What is the Central African Republic? (Thanks for the multi-word clue, otherwise I might have said Gambia)

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:17 pm
by lieph82
CATEGORY: BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER

Witty co-founder of Random House on whom dudes "hang ten" while watching a Jonathan Ames HBO comedy.

CATEGORY: ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS

The only two living women to have won an Academy Award, an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony in competitive categories; one took home Best Supporting Actress for West Side Story, the other for a 1990 fantasy thriller.

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:23 pm
by teapot37
UniquePerspective wrote:CATEGORY: French Cuisine

ANSWER: Three of the five traditional "Mother Sauces" that are referenced in French cooking.
Spoiler
What are hollandaise, bernaise, and tomat?
lieph82 wrote:CATEGORY: BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER

Witty co-founder of Random House on whom dudes "hang ten" while watching a Jonathan Ames HBO comedy.

CATEGORY: ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS

The only two living women to have won an Academy Award, an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony in competitive categories; one took home Best Supporting Actress for West Side Story, the other for a 1990 fantasy thriller.
Spoiler
What is Bennett Cerf Board to Death?

Who are Rita Moreno and Whoopi Goldberg?

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:30 pm
by lieph82
Well done :).

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:39 pm
by Lefty
UniquePerspective wrote:
ANSWER: This musical was the last musical to win both the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Spoiler
Of Thee I Sing
I'll assume I'm right and post.

STATES OF INDIA

Its largest city is Vasco da Gama.

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:17 am
by seaborgium
Lefty wrote:
UniquePerspective wrote:
ANSWER: This musical was the last musical to win both the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Spoiler
Of Thee I Sing
I'll assume I'm right and post.
Spoiler
Rent

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:58 am
by UniquePerspective
hscer is right about mayors and capitals.

seaborgium is right about the musical. The response to Lefty is below.
Spoiler
Rent did it In 1996. Of Thee I Sing was the first to win the Pulitzer in 1932. The Tony Award for Best Musical didn't exist then.
teapot37 is not quite correct about the sauces, so that's technically still open.
Spoiler
Hollandaise and Tomato are right (I'll accept the spelling). Bernaise is not, it's considered a subset or child of Hollandaise.

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:07 am
by Vanya
Lefty wrote:
UniquePerspective wrote:
ANSWER: This musical was the last musical to win both the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Spoiler
Of Thee I Sing
I'll assume I'm right and post.

STATES OF INDIA

Its largest city is Vasco da Gama.
Spoiler
What is Goa?

MEXICAN CAPITAL CITIES
This city's name comes from the Arabic for valley of stones.

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:48 am
by ihavejeoprosy
I had a variant of this question at pub trivia recently.

STATES CITIES OF INDIA

What city is named after an explorer and governor of portuguese India?
Spoiler
Vasco da Gama

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:58 am
by jeopfansincebirth
(from finale of Australian version)

Category: GREAT AUSTRALIANS

Following a brilliant legal career, this man became the first Australian-born Governor-General.

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:49 pm
by SweepingDeveloper
jeopfansincebirth wrote:(from finale of Australian version)

Category: GREAT AUSTRALIANS

Following a brilliant legal career, this man became the first Australian-born Governor-General.
Spoiler
Who is Sir Isaac Isaacs?

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:48 pm
by Magna
UniquePerspective wrote:hscer is right about mayors and capitals.

seaborgium is right about the musical. The response to Lefty is below.
Spoiler
Rent did it In 1996. Of Thee I Sing was the first to win the Pulitzer in 1932. The Tony Award for Best Musical didn't exist then.
teapot37 is not quite correct about the sauces, so that's technically still open.
Spoiler
Hollandaise and Tomato are right (I'll accept the spelling). Bernaise is not, it's considered a subset or child of Hollandaise.
Spoiler
I would have said hollandaise, espagnole and bechamel.

The list does vary a little, depending on what is considered traditional, so there are a few other possible answers.

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:03 pm
by UniquePerspective
Magna wrote:
UniquePerspective wrote:hscer is right about mayors and capitals.

seaborgium is right about the musical. The response to Lefty is below.
Spoiler
Rent did it In 1996. Of Thee I Sing was the first to win the Pulitzer in 1932. The Tony Award for Best Musical didn't exist then.
teapot37 is not quite correct about the sauces, so that's technically still open.
Spoiler
Hollandaise and Tomato are right (I'll accept the spelling). Bernaise is not, it's considered a subset or child of Hollandaise.
Spoiler
I would have said hollandaise, espagnole and bechamel.

The list does vary a little, depending on what is considered traditional, so there are a few other possible answers.
Spoiler
That I can accept. The lists I've seen that have the five traditional ones are Hollandaise, Tomato, Bechamel, Espagnole, and Veloute. That seems to be the current definitions, it has changed over time. However, I stuck with those five because that seemed to be the current contemporary definition, and has lasted quite awhile, from what I understood.

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:13 pm
by Magna
UniquePerspective wrote:
Spoiler
That I can accept. The lists I've seen that have the five traditional ones are Hollandaise, Tomato, Bechamel, Espagnole, and Veloute. That seems to be the current definitions, it has changed over time. However, I stuck with those five because that seemed to be the current contemporary definition, and has lasted quite awhile, from what I understood.
Spoiler
I think that's the most common list, used by Escoffier, and the one I'd expect someone to ask about.