FJs for the 7/23/12 week

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Which FJs did you solve correctly for the 7/23/12 week?

Poll ended at Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:56 pm

The key message to this title figure in an Italian work is "it is far safer to be feared than loved"
82
86%
Creator Gary David Goldberg wrote this Republican character as unsympathetic, but the actor made him lovable
59
62%
This sport introduced in Summer 2000 plays out over a raised area 16 1/2 feet long & 9 1/2 feet wide
24
25%
The swan boats in Boston's public garden were inspired by this opera in which a swan pulls a boat on the Scheldt River
27
28%
This country that explored the Antarctic interior is the most northerly nation to claim territory on the continent
78
82%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
7
7%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJs.
3
3%
NUMERICAL NOVEL BY CHARACTER $800: Sydney Carton, Charles Darnay
61
64%
WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? $800: Nyctophobia
46
48%
THE 1870s $600: In November 1873 this Tammany Hall politician was convicted on 204 charges of fraud
82
86%
I have seen at least one episode of "Family Ties."
68
72%
 
Total votes: 95

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FJs for the 7/23/12 week

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7/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
POLITICAL LITERATURE

7/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The key message to this title figure in an Italian work is "it is far safer to be feared than loved"

7/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
'80s SITCOM CHARACTERS

7/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Creator Gary David Goldberg wrote this Republican character as unsympathetic, but the actor made him lovable

7/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NEW OLYMPIC SPORTS

7/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This sport introduced in Summer 2000 plays out over a raised area 16 1/2 feet long & 9 1/2 feet wide

7/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
OPERA

7/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The swan boats in Boston's public garden were inspired by this opera in which a swan pulls a boat on the Scheldt River

7/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ANTARCTICA

7/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This country that explored the Antarctic interior is the most northerly nation to claim territory on the continent

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
The Prince
Alex Keaton
Trampoline
Lohengrin
Norway
The players were 6/15 (40.00%) with a 2-1-1-0-2 success pattern.

The extra clues have two triple stumers followed by one the players had correct.

NUMERICAL NOVEL BY CHARACTER $800: Sydney Carton, Charles Darnay

WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? $800: Nyctophobia

THE 1870s $600: In November 1873 this Tammany Hall politician was convicted on 204 charges of fraud

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
A Tale of Two Cities
Night or Darkness
Boss Tweed
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:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
Many more than once.

Since we had confirmation that the players were instructed to have first and last name I decided not to include the poll choice for accepting Prudence's response.

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Checked'em all except one!
trampoline was the toughest get, but managed it around the penultimate drum beat.

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:mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Mon - Well, yeah...
Tue - Familiar with the existence of the character/show, but not enough to go off of the creator / 'Republican.'
Wed - That? Really? Well, this cat won't be watching THAT when it's on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LcUWDytwRA
Thu - Right composer, no chance on the play. (Parsifal.)
Fri - Amundsen.

I can do Carton -> Tale of Two Cities. Can't do the reverse (yet, at least) but thankfully wasn't necessary.
I likely thought 'Night' but I do know I did not pull the trigger.
And of course Hall = Tweed.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen:


For the season:
FJ: 130-95
First third:46-29
Second third: 40-35
Extras: 67-68
TOC: 5-5
College: 4-6
Teachers: 5-5
Teen: 6-4
Power Players: 4-1
Longest FJ winning streak: 8 (active 1)
Longest FJ losing streak: 5
5/5:2
4/5:8
3/5:21
2/5:12
1/5:1
0/5: 1

Not familiar with the quote, but it screamed Machiavelli
I had precalled Alex and Cliff Huxtable and didn't think Cosby was a Republican.
Geussed beach volleyball. Trampoline is a sport?
No chance, never heard of that opera.
Amundsen was my precall and was glad he was Norwegian.

Never read that book.
Still not getting nyc=night
Crooked 19th century politician=Tweed.

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:( :( :( :( :(
:( :( :mrgreen:

No guesses on any of the FJ!s. I wouldn't have gotten Norway even if Amundsen were in the clue.

Never read A Tale of Two Cities. Night was a guess, but I clammed since I wasn't sure. I think I knew Boss Tweed from a 1950s Mad cover.

Never seen Family Ties.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I had NHO the trampoline being an Olympic event, so I had no chance on Wednesday's clue.

You could put a couple of zeroes after the "1," and you still probably wouldn't come close to the number of "Family Ties" episodes I've seen.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

I remember Family Ties being on TV, but I can't remember taking in an entire episode, even in repeats later. But I watched the episode "My Name Is Alex" on YouTube once because of how different it was from other episodes.

Boss Tweed is definitely a name I knew, but I couldn't get beyond "name starts with a noun" when trying to recall it.

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Bamaman wrote: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen:
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Sheepishly, I admit to having seen some episodes of Family TIes.

Mon & Tues were routine gets.
Wed.: I was helped by following a local athlete's attempt at the trampoline squad. He didn't make it, but some 70 others from the OC did.
Thurs.: I was going to type in the game thread that it was the luckiest guess I've ever had at FJ! But since I knew it was a Wagner reference, I must have come across that fact at some point. It must have been a pull from the deep recesses of my memory.
Fri.: I was on board the Framm (a ship Amundsen took to the Antarctic, though more famous for the feats Nansen performed with it) in Oslo in the fall of last year. I took as my top three choices Canada, Norway and Russia. After eliminating Canada, I settled on the right option.

No problem with the bonus three. My first perfecto in some months!
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :x :x :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :x :mrgreen:

No meaningful guess on Wed or Thursday (table tennis and Swan Lake).

I've seen every episode of Family Ties. Had crushes on Justine Bateman, Tracy Pollan and Courtney Cox. :)

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Forgot to mention I was a big fan of the show back in the day. Anyone remember who played Alex's alcoholic uncle?

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Bamaman wrote:Anyone remember who played Alex's alcoholic uncle?
Paul Lynde?

Oh, sorry, wrong show. :mrgreen:

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Bamaman wrote:Forgot to mention I was a big fan of the show back in the day. Anyone remember who played Alex's alcoholic uncle?
Wasn't Alex big bosom buddies with his uncle? There was crying in Family Ties.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen:
:? :? :?
MarkBarrett wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Forgot to mention I was a big fan of the show back in the day. Anyone remember who played Alex's alcoholic uncle?
Wasn't Alex big bosom buddies with his uncle? There was crying in Family Ties.
I see what you did there, Mark. ;)
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :?: :oops: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Had Wednesday spoiled for me, so I'm not counting it. I somewhat doubt I'd have been able to come up with it though. And I completely blanked on the title of Lohengrin, despite knowing that was the opera they were going for. Frustrating.

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:D :D :D :( :D
:D :( :D

I knew it was either Sigfried or Lohengrin. At the last moment, I said Sigfried.

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Bamaman wrote:Forgot to mention I was a big fan of the show back in the day. Anyone remember who played Alex's alcoholic uncle?
Oh, sure. That was Tom Hanks in one of his less convincing roles. And the kid who played Alex's little brother eventually took the role of Worf's son on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :( :mrgreen:

I can vote again! While I was waiting to tape, I didn't dare do even that.

Watching trampolining makes me very anxious. The athletes are just WAY too high in the air for my fear of heights comfort level.

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Swift'sSecondCourse wrote:And I completely blanked on the title of Lohengrin, despite knowing that was the opera they were going for. Frustrating.
Whereas I've actually seen that title quite a few times, but thought it was "Longherin".
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