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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN BUSINESS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 2004, after a century as a household name, its last model rolled off the assembly line in Lansing, Michigan

Mike Nelson: 18800-1200=17600 (3x = $55,000)
Ellen Clarke: 2600-400=2200
Max Nupen: minus 1800

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Oldsmobile (Mike – Chrysler) (Ellen – Town car)

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Ellen: 4000-2000
Ellen: 4400-3000
Mike: 16400+2400

Coryats
Mike: 17200
Ellen: 7600
Max: minus 1800

Combined: 23,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Mike: 6400
Ellen: 2000
Max: 1400

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Bonus question:

Lansing, Michigan was also the site of the last what, which closed its doors in 1988.
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Playboy Club
...

I got this FJ by sort of remembering when it happened, and also from having one as my first car. Not a whole lot of clues otherwise, it's kind of "Guess a car".

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Not J! at its finest with so many errors and stumpers setting up a 2-person FJ! round and combined Coryat of only 23,000.

The end works fine for Mike getting a third win and not losing too much from his huge runaway. $1200 would have been my wager as well from that position and looking at AMERICAN BUSINESS.

My written precall list was only Walmart and autos as I was not sensing oil or publishing which went on my mental list.

The FJ! clue had me blessed with limited knowledge/recall as I wrote the correct response and at no time considered the multiple wrong roads of thought. It's such a weak area for me that after easily dismissing Ford & GM I blanked on the other name I wanted to check on and could not bring up Mike's incorrect response.

One reason I went with the correct response was having no recollection of seeing them on TPIR in the last five years.

Of all the stumpers my favorite was the one for the country associated with the Platt Amendment. How did I know it? Mr. Hand of course, even if all that he said is not quite correct.

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Hump Day finished: https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=7004

CC error of the day: "throw your sums" for D PLUS $400

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Was that our first Contestant Eliminated Before Final since Trebeks Last Ep?

I put down Oldsmobile for final knowing that was wrong. WAIT WHAT I WAS RIGHT? HOLY CRAP THAT WAS A SHOT IN THE DARK!

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I was pretty sure the correct FJ! response was going to be one of Oldsmobile, Mercury, or Plymouth. All three makes were discontinued in roughly the same timeframe. I finally decided that Oldsmobile best fit the given year.

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Ellen really should have bet $5 on that Bible DD. Clearly not a strong category for any of the contestants. Asked to name a book in which Jesus raised Lazarus, Max guessed a book from waaayyy before Jesus was born, and Ellen guessed a book where Jesus disappears into heaven by the 9th verse of chapter 1. (To be fair, Jesus does reappear several chapters later as a blinding light to ask Saul of Tarsus a pertinent question.) Ellen's DD guess of Exodus was decent but failed to zero in on the "Tribes are counted" TOM.

Like Ellen my thoughts on FJ went to models and I'd tried to think of what specific model had been manufactured for 100 years. The Model T? Ridiculous. Ford F150? This is getting nowhere. Unlike Ellen, I managed to get unstuck from that line of thinking and switch to makes, which was where a more careful reading of the clue pointed. Thought of Pontiac and liked that. (Wikipedia says they went from 1925 to 2010, so not a terrible guess.) But then I thought of Oldsmobile and like that even better. Stuck with Olds with a fairly high degree of confidence.

$9800 available lach trash, just $100 shy of what was needed to catch up to Mike by getting FJ correct on an all-in bet.

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Foretopman wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:15 pm
I was pretty sure the correct FJ! response was going to be one of Oldsmobile, Mercury, or Plymouth. All three makes were discontinued in roughly the same timeframe. I finally decided that Oldsmobile best fit the given year.
Like you, I considered Plymouth, but went with Olds.

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“Household” initially led me to consider appliances, but I made the adjustment to cars and came up with Oldsmobile.

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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:38 pm
Bonus question:

Lansing, Michigan was also the site of the last what, which closed its doors in 1988.
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Playboy Club
...

I got this FJ by sort of remembering when it happened, and also from having one as my first car. Not a whole lot of clues otherwise, it's kind of "Guess a car".
My first car as well. A 1978 Delta 88. I also got FJ correct.

The Gospel of John was an instaget as the answer included part of the opening line of the book, probably the second best known opening line. My only miss in the category was the DD as I also said Exodus.

Would “DNA profile” work for the last DD?

I was hoping Vanderbilt would pop up on the school category.

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I also fell for the Exodus bait for DD1, but my wife, the worship leader, was quick to correct me. Easy 5/5 for her, only 3/5 for me as I also didn't know John.

I recently wrote a trivia clue about first Thanksgiving held by Chief Massasoit and the Wampanoag tribe, so it was fun to see my research pay off. :mrgreen:

As someone who was only 17 and not driving yet in 2004, this FJ was just "name a car" to me, and didn't bother with randomly guessing at the chance of being right. Oh well, on to tomorrow.

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This is an FJ where it helps to be old.

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opusthepenguin wrote:Ellen really should have bet $5 on that Bible DD. Clearly not a strong category for any of the contestants. Asked to name a book in which Jesus raised Lazarus, Max guessed a book from waaayyy before Jesus was born, and Ellen guessed a book where Jesus disappears into heaven by the 9th verse of chapter 1. (To be fair, Jesus does reappear several chapters later as a blinding light to ask Saul of Tarsus a pertinent question.) Ellen's DD guess of Exodus was decent but failed to zero in on the "Tribes are counted" TOM.
My sister, who works as a Bible translator, nailed the top four clues but took the bait on the DD. I think if she were cautioned ahead of time to take her time with the clue, she would have not been fooled. I also jumped the gun with Exodus but quickly realized it was Numbers when Anderson ruled incorrect.

FJ was an easy get for this long time car nut. I knew Pontiac went out in '09 or '10, and knowing Lansing was the home of Oldsmobile kept me from considering Plymouth or Mercury.

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Poor Max looked close to tears when DJ ended. Everyone’s nightmare. Tough game to watch. A friend of mine still drives a crappy Cutlass and I knew Pontiac and Mercury lasted until getting axed after the 2009 recession.

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Bamaman wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:54 pm
This is an FJ where it helps to be old.
Yeah, this is not your son's FJ.

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Bamaman wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:00 pm
The Gospel of John was an instaget as the answer included part of the opening line of the book, probably the second best known opening line.
And a deliberate riff on the best known one.
Bamaman wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:00 pm
I was hoping Vanderbilt would pop up on the school category.
That was my immediate pre-call. I also thought of
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Leland Stanford and decided nah, too soon.

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Oldsmobile = Lansing was an easy association to finally end my losing streak.
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opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:32 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:54 pm
This is an FJ where it helps to be old.
Yeah, this is not your son's FJ.
Age may have helped a bit, though I got the model wrong. I thought the last Olds was a Cutlass Ciera, which actually ended production much earlier.

At least I'm not old enough to ask Lucille to come away with me. Though I feel like it sometimes.
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