FJs for the 2/17/20 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 2/17/20 week?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:49 pm

This 2007 movie came to Broadway with an all-female creative team including book & direction and with songs by pop star Sara Bareilles
45
44%
This West African country of 12 million doesn't border the 1,200-mile-wide gulf of the same name
47
46%
It's the only country that has played in every FIFA World Cup tournament, winning 5 times
87
85%
In the 1960s this Mideast country had a space program & one of its rocket launches, the Cedar IV, is commemorated on a stamp
95
93%
La Maison Chopard crafts this annual award's crystal base & 118-gram, 18-carat frond  
79
77%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
16
16%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! cues.
1
1%
INFLUENTIAL WRITING $200: Rudolf Flesch found that the son of a friend had never been taught to sound out letters; hence the book "Why" he "Can't Read"
66
65%
INFLUENTIAL WRITING $1000: An unfulfilled housewife in this feminist classic by Betty Friedan asks, "Is this all?"
60
59%
HISTORY TIMELINE $1200: 1532 began the conquest of the Inca by this explorer & his forces
62
61%
HAWAIIAN CROSSWORD CLUES $400: The "Valley Isle" (4) - I had Maui on the first try.
35
34%
HAWAIIAN CROSSWORD CLUES $400: The "Valley Isle" (4) - At some point I rebounded Maui.
22
22%
Waitress was unknown to me as far as recalling ever hearing of the movie and/or stage production.
38
37%
I have seen the movie Waitress and/or a stage production.
17
17%
There is a country named Guinea? News to me.
4
4%
I missed the Friday FJ! clue in thinking the award may have been associated with something in the sports world.
3
3%
 
Total votes: 102

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FJs for the 2/17/20 week

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2/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FROM SCREEN TO STAGE

2/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This 2007 movie came to Broadway with an all-female creative team including book & direction and with songs by pop star Sara Bareilles

2/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY

2/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This West African country of 12 million doesn't border the 1,200-mile-wide gulf of the same name

2/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

2/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
It's the only country that has played in every FIFA World Cup tournament, winning 5 times

2/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE RACE TO SPACE

2/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In the 1960s this Mideast country had a space program & one of its rocket launches, the Cedar IV, is commemorated on a stamp

2/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
INTERNATIONAL AWARD TROPHIES

2/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
La Maison Chopard crafts this annual award's crystal base & 118-gram, 18-carat frond

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Waitress
Guinea
Brazil
Lebanon
Palme d'Or
The players were 6/14 (42.86%) with a 1-0-2-2-1 success pattern.

The extra clues have two requested triple stumpers followed by on the players rebounded correct.

INFLUENTIAL WRITING $200: Rudolf Flesch found that the son of a friend had never been taught to sound out letters; hence the book "Why" he "Can't Read"

INFLUENTIAL WRITING $1000: An unfulfilled housewife in this feminist classic by Betty Friedan asks, "Is this all?"

HISTORY TIMELINE $1200: 1532 began the conquest of the Inca by this explorer & his forces

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Johnny
The Feminine Mystique
Pizarro
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:    

Never seen any version of Waitress

Negged with Kauai in picturing the spelling as Kaui and thinking "Garden Isle"

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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:roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :x :mrgreen:
Picked up Maui on the rebound.
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:| :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

In my studies of Broadway musicals, I had come across the name Sara Bareilles, but didn't apply it to memory at the time.

"Why Johnny Can't Read" was completely foreign to me.

Said Oahu first, would have rebounded with Maui right after.
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:? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I've heard of Why Johnny Can't Read, but couldn't come up with the answer in the moment. I saw people pushing back on TPH in another thread for saying this, but it did strike me as misplaced at the top of the board, and the poll results so far are sort of backing this up. There's probably more of a generational divide on this one than people realized.
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Mon - Dreamgirls
Fri - (blank. At ~15 sec I realized they wanted the Cannes top award but brain just up and refused to keep trying. It was a long week...)

Oahu then Maui
NHO Waitress

Poor Johnny. First he can't read, then he got his gun.
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:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

African Geography followed by International Sports was like a 1-2 punch for me... :roll:
Never much interest in seeing Waitress...
I clammed on the 4-letter Hawaiian isle.
Volante wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:36 pm Poor Johnny. First he can't read, then he got his gun.
Johnny definitely got his gun first. He fought in World War 1, and it's no wonder he couldn't read when he "lost his arms, legs, and all of his face (including his eyes, ears, teeth, and tongue)"...! :roll: :( Too soon?... :oops:
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I had a moment of panic on Friday, as I initially took French to mean it could be anything from anywhere. On reading the whole clue, though, "frond" leapt out.

I'm very familiar with "Why Johnny Can't Read" as a title, but I hadn't known there was a particularly Johnny. I'm glad they kept his last name private.

I'm in the Broadway theatre district all the time (though in the theatres themselves much less often). So I know for example that there is now a new show in the former "Waitress" theatre with a short title and a purple sign. Likewise, I'd absorbed the Waitress/Sara Bareilles connection.
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davey wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:47 pm
Volante wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:36 pm Poor Johnny. First he can't read, then he got his gun.
Johnny definitely got his gun first. He fought in World War 1, and it's no wonder he couldn't read when he "lost his arms, legs, and all of his face (including his eyes, ears, teeth, and tongue)"...! :roll: :( Too soon?... :oops:
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Couldn’t get the Friedan title fast enough
Clammed on the Maui question

Saw the Waitress movie but don’t remember much about it. Have seen plenty of TV ads for the Broadway show.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:

I thought Brazil was too obvious, and I thought they'd shockingly not qualified for the last World Cup (on further reflection, I believe that was us), and changed to Argentina.

I'm more familiar with Y Kant Tori Read (Tori Amos's pre-solo band) than with the Johnny title.
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Lefty wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:51 pm

I'm in the Broadway theatre district all the time (though in the theatres themselves much less often). So I know for example that there is now a new show in the former "Waitress" theatre with a short title and a purple sign.
That show is the already-predicted-as-a-future-J!-clue musical about the wives of Henry 8, Six. Opens March 12, already a hit.
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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:

Oman (oof), Saudi Arabia

Negged Oahu, then "Oh... Maui?"
Have not seen Waitress but will be catching it on tour in a few months.
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:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Knew Maui first time.
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Goose egg.

I couldn't get Maui even with the rebound.

Waitress and Guinea were both unfamiliar to me.
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ilcap wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:29 pm I've heard of Why Johnny Can't Read, but couldn't come up with the answer in the moment. I saw people pushing back on TPH in another thread for saying this, but it did strike me as misplaced at the top of the board, and the poll results so far are sort of backing this up. There's probably more of a generational divide on this one than people realized.
I've heard of the book, but couldn't recall the name. Definitely tough for a top row clue in my opinion.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:| :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Heard of Why Johnny Can’t Read, but not enough to come up with it there.

Negged with Oahu.

Never seen Waitress (the film or the play), but got it from an extensive ad blitz last year when the show came to Ottawa.
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davey wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:06 pm
Lefty wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:51 pm

I'm in the Broadway theatre district all the time (though in the theatres themselves much less often). So I know for example that there is now a new show in the former "Waitress" theatre with a short title and a purple sign.
That show is the already-predicted-as-a-future-J!-clue musical about the wives of Henry 8, Six. Opens March 12, already a hit.
I saw that last week on a cruise, it was fun but not super-memorable.
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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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