FJs for the 2/12/24 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 2/12/24 week?

Poll runs till Thu Oct 24, 2024 8:50 pm

This Roman numeral appeared on stamps in a 2022 series for the 50th anniversary of an anti-discrimination law
44
75%
An article written after his 1935 death asked, "Will some crown prince arise to take his place?"
54
92%
Rita Moreno & Sally Struthers were the first to star in the female version of this comedy, their characters becoming Olive & Florence
56
95%
The distance between its 2 legs at ground level is 630 feet, making it as wide as it is tall
44
75%
A 1955 play review noted "restless Delta folk" & "lives as uncomfortable & insecure as the proverbial" this title
40
68%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
25
42%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
1
2%
DOCUMENTARIES $2000: In "The Fog of War" Errol Morris interviewed this man who was Secretary of Defense from 1961 to 1968
46
78%
THE AIR THAT I BREATHE $2000: The first noble gas discovered on Earth, it makes up almost 1% of standard dry air
22
37%
MYTHOLOGY $2000: He was just a shepherd when he was asked to judge which of 3 goddesses was the most beautiful
23
39%
At some point from the reveal of the category SOUTHERN POLITICIANS until the reveal of the clue I thought of Huey Long.
21
36%
I have seen a stage production of The Odd Couple with women leads.
2
3%
I saw Rita Moreno & Sally Struthers in The Odd Couple on Broadway.
1
2%
Prior to the Wednesday FJ! clue I have no recollection of knowing there was a female version of The Odd Couple on Broadway.
29
49%
The Eiffel Tower was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
1
2%
The Arc de Triomphe was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
3
5%
I have seen the Gateway Arch in person. (Polled 51% in 2022.)
27
46%
I have been inside the Gateway Arch. (Polled 28% in 2022)
12
20%
I missed the Friday FJ! clue with the wrong Tennessee Williams play.
7
12%
I have seen a stage production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
3
5%
I was surprised to see opusthepenguin  post after Ash Wednesday.
10
17%
JACKSON $1000: New Orleans-born Mahalia Jackson, "The Queen of" this music style, sang at JFK's inauguration - I was correct with gospel.
32
54%
 
Total votes: 59

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FJs for the 2/12/24 week

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2/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. STAMPS

2/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This Roman numeral appeared on stamps in a 2022 series for the 50th anniversary of an anti-discrimination law

2/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SOUTHERN POLITICIANS

2/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
An article written after his 1935 death asked, "Will some crown prince arise to take his place?"

2/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BROADWAY PLAYS

2/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Rita Moreno & Sally Struthers were the first to star in the female version of this comedy, their characters becoming Olive & Florence

2/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LANDMARKS

2/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The distance between its 2 legs at ground level is 630 feet, making it as wide as it is tall

2/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THEATER

2/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A 1955 play review noted "restless Delta folk" & "lives as uncomfortable & insecure as the proverbial" this title

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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IX
Huey Long
The Odd Couple
the Gateway Arch
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The players were 8/15 (53.33%) with a 2-3-1-0-2 success pattern.

The extra clues have two correct $2000 clues by the players followed by a triple stumper $2000 clue.

DOCUMENTARIES $2000: In "The Fog of War" Errol Morris interviewed this man who was Secretary of Defense from 1961 to 1968

THE AIR THAT I BREATHE $2000: The first noble gas discovered on Earth, it makes up almost 1% of standard dry air

MYTHOLOGY $2000: He was just a shepherd when he was asked to judge which of 3 goddesses was the most beautiful

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
McNamara
argon
Paris
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Blank page on the roman numeral
A Streetcar Named Desire

No recollection of Moreno/Struthers doing The Odd Couple

Would have got Paris if LL question but asleep at the wheel for J! timing.

Back in the day I saw enough TV record ads to know Mahalia Jackson.

Did not expect opusthepenguin posts after Ash Wednesday.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :|

Thu - Nothing; was stuck on trying to come up with a humanoid statue

No knowledge of a female version of The Odd Couple

I would've got gospel if it was a DD, but clammed up.
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(
I'm glad success on the Odd Couple clue didn't require familiarity...the original cast was stellar, but the version, as i recall, wasn't that good. if you're curious, there are at least 2 productions with nonstarry casts on Youtube. (One of them starts out of focus.).
I was surprised nobody knew Mahalia Jackson.
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The word "legs", plus the fact that the Arch was used in a 2022 FJ about "Landmarks", prevented it from popping into my head at all. I think the description was a tad off there, I can't imagine anyone would describe the arch as having "legs".

Also, does it seem like they've been re-using FJ responses somewhat frequently in recent months? We've had repeats of a number of responses that were used as FJs in 2022-23 recently - the Arch, Stonewall, Richard III, etc...
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

XIII on Monday (thinking of amendments; I know the thirteenth amendment is older than that, but I was grasping at straws and thought maybe it was used to justify some piece of legislation). I got gospel for Mahalia Jackson, I haven't been to or in the Gateway Arch, and I haven't seen The Odd Couple or Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in any incarnation.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
First Wall of Glory in a while.

I have seen the Gateway Arch in person.
I am surprised to see Opus posting.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen:

I've driven past the Arch twice on I-64, so that counts.
I know of the Judgment of Paris, but couldn't come up with it quickly enough.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Knew gospel for Mahalia Jackson

Now that you mention it, I am surprised to see Opus posting
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(

Knew there had been a female Odd Couple, did not know who starred in it.
Never seen the Gateway Arch
Correct with gospel
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DCFan1911 wrote: Sat Feb 17, 2024 9:13 pm The word "legs", plus the fact that the Arch was used in a 2022 FJ about "Landmarks", prevented it from popping into my head at all. I think the description was a tad off there, I can't imagine anyone would describe the arch as having "legs".
I couldn't either before this FJ. But the problem is, they do.
https://www.nps.gov/places/south-leg-of ... y-arch.htm
The picture messes with the idea of "one piece," too...
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Okay, so it wasn't a difficult week for FJs. But I needed a pick-me-up after last week's one-for-five disaster.

I remember reading about the distaff version of The Odd Couple when it was first staged.

I have seen the Gateway Arch, though only from a distance — once from a plane and once from a car. While the "legs" portion of the clue threw for a moment, the "630 feet" measurement was familiar. And I knew that the arch is as wide as it is tall.

I've seen the 1958 film version of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(

Walked around the Arch but I've never been inside.

Got Gospel.
I would prefer not to.
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