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TheProfessor wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 11:18 pm I would like to ask a question about Final Jeopardy! clues. Forgive me if this is the wrong place, but I want to ask this question; however, the discussion forum won't let me start a new topic yet.

I have been without television for a while; and, it's been a long time since I have watched Jeopardy (I use to watch regularly). Do Final Jeopardy clues ever consist of any of the following:

- pictures
- audio
- video

I am curious. Thank you.
Plenty of instances of images in the FJ! round. Look for the orange links: https://j-archive.com/listfjs.php?season=20
You can change the number for different seasons.

I'm blanking on video although I think Cheryl & choir sang for the think time.

This game has an audio one:
https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3184
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MarkBarrett wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 12:52 am This game has an audio one:
https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3184
Nice! I made the right guess before cuing up the sound clip. Are there other possibilities? The only other rhyming pairs I can think of seem unlikely to impossible:
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guitar and sitar

viola and pianola
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So there have been Final Jeopardy clues with audio and images. I suppose it is possible there have been clues with video as well.

I thought for speed, they would only do clues with text. I was wrong.

Thank you!
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MarkBarrett wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 12:52 am I'm blanking on video although I think Cheryl & choir sang for the think time.
Was there one done by Alex at an Air Force base?
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I had a dream that I was asleep and then I woke up and Jeopardy! was on.
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MarkBarrett wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 12:52 am I'm blanking on video although I think Cheryl & choir sang for the think time.
https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=385

I entered this game, so I'm pretty sure the image is a screencap of a video. I don't remember for sure if there was audio though.
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FAMOUS AMATEUR VIOLINISTS

Of this man's musical shortcomings, Oscar Levant complained "he can't count".
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Albert Einstein
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Lefty wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:47 pm FAMOUS AMATEUR VIOLINISTS

Of this man's musical shortcomings, Oscar Levant complained "he can't count".
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Albert Einstein
Can you help me connect the dots on this one? I can't even find that quote by Googling, much less figure out how I was supposed to come up with the right response.
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mas3cf wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:52 am
Lefty wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:47 pm FAMOUS AMATEUR VIOLINISTS

Of this man's musical shortcomings, Oscar Levant complained "he can't count".
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Albert Einstein
Can you help me connect the dots on this one? I can't even find that quote by Googling, much less figure out how I was supposed to come up with the right response.
I tend to think you weren't...
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davey wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:55 am
mas3cf wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:52 am
Lefty wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:47 pm FAMOUS AMATEUR VIOLINISTS

Of this man's musical shortcomings, Oscar Levant complained "he can't count".
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Albert Einstein
Can you help me connect the dots on this one? I can't even find that quote by Googling, much less figure out how I was supposed to come up with the right response.
I tend to think you weren't...
Ahhhhhh, I get it now!
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MUSIC ACROSS HISTORY

At a September 2022 concert, this chart-topping pop star played a crystal flute that had belonged to president James Madison
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Who is Lizzo? This is for the benefit of us oldies, for whom "Pop music" + flute = Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull. Lizzo is the most famous present day pop flautist.
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Lefty wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:47 pm FAMOUS AMATEUR VIOLINISTS

Of this man's musical shortcomings, Oscar Levant complained "he can't count".
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Albert Einstein
I went Jack Benny, whose age was stuck at "39" for decades.
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MinnesotaMyron wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 12:31 pm
Lefty wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:47 pm FAMOUS AMATEUR VIOLINISTS

Of this man's musical shortcomings, Oscar Levant complained "he can't count".
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Albert Einstein
I went Jack Benny, whose age was stuck at "39" for decades.
I'd say that's a better joke!
For anybody intrigued by Oscar Levant, Sean Hayes will be playing him in a Broadway show next spring...
https://goodnightoscar.com/?gclid=EAIaI ... gJ5LPD_BwE
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davey wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 2:33 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 12:31 pm
Lefty wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:47 pm FAMOUS AMATEUR VIOLINISTS

Of this man's musical shortcomings, Oscar Levant complained "he can't count".
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Albert Einstein
I went Jack Benny, whose age was stuck at "39" for decades.
I'd say that's a better joke!
For anybody intrigued by Oscar Levant, Sean Hayes will be playing him in a Broadway show next spring...
https://goodnightoscar.com/?gclid=EAIaI ... gJ5LPD_BwE
I'm not sure Levant was joking, but yeah, Benny is a great guess.

I once planned and may possibly even have posted a different version of the clue. It mentioned that the musician in question was turned down by the Princeton Philharmonic. At this time, I felt that would have made it too easy.
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ANIMATED MUSICALS

A 1972 film starring Liza Minnelli features the songs "A Faraway Land", "That Feeling for Home", & ones named for these three 5-letter body parts
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What are brain, heart, & nerve? (in Journey Back to Oz)
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cheezguyty wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:48 pm ANIMATED MUSICALS

A 1972 film starring Liza Minnelli features the songs "A Faraway Land", "That Feeling for Home", & ones named for these three 5-letter body parts
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What are brain, heart, & nerve? (in Journey Back to Oz)
Outstanding.
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MinnesotaMyron wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 7:44 pm
cheezguyty wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:48 pm ANIMATED MUSICALS

A 1972 film starring Liza Minnelli features the songs "A Faraway Land", "That Feeling for Home", & ones named for these three 5-letter body parts
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What are brain, heart, & nerve? (in Journey Back to Oz)
Outstanding.
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had belly for nerve, but good clue
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TV TRIVIA

The first episode of 2022's "How I Met Your Father" was dedicated to this comedian, who had passed away 2 weeks before its debut
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Who is Bob Saget? (Saget was the narrator of "How I Met Your Mother.")
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A two-fer, inspired by the book Word Drops by Paul Anthony Jones

GROSS SHAKESPEARE

The word "puking" appears in this Shakespeare play
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What is "As You Like It"? It's found in the famous "All The World's A Stage" monologue. in which a child is described as "mewling and puking in the nurse's arms".
BOTANICAL NAME ORIGINS

Pliny the Elder named this flowering plant after its sword-shaped leaves
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What is gladiolus? It comes from the same root as "gladiator", which literally means "sword-fighter".
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The first one is pretty good although a little hard because you would have to not only remember the speech but what play it's in. A ToC finals-level clue at the least.

The fact underlying the second one is somewhat chestnutty, with, I would guess, somewhere between a half-dozen and a dozen Archive references already.
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