Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – April 11, 2016


Today’s contestants:

Catherine Kruchten, an informal educator from Baltimore, MD
Thaddeus Lisowski, a Latin teacher from Alameda, CA
Ricky Young, a tax accountant from Canyonville, OR (1-day total: $25,599)

Between the beer, baseball, entomology, and French categories coming up on the board, that J! round today was especially good for me!

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Ricky $16,000
Catherine $7,200
Thaddeus $3,200

Final Jeopardy! category: 2015 MOVIES

Final Jeopardy! clue: Jazz musician Trombone Shorty performed the “voices” of just the adults in the movie about this title group

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What is Peanuts? (Ricky said the Minions)



Thaddeus 3200 + 2950 = 6150
Catherine 7200 + 799 = 7999
Ricky 16000 – 1599 = 14401 (2-day total: $40,000)

I think the best headline was from Mike Scott of the New Orleans Times-Picayune: Good grief! Is that Trombone Shorty’s ‘wah-wah’ in the new ‘Peanuts Movie’?

Move over, Schroeder. There’ll be another musical prodigy joining the “Peanuts” gang when they return to the big screen next month in “The Peanuts Movie,” a 3D animated comedy that marks the comic-strip gang’s first big-screen outing in 35 years. His name: Trombone Shorty.

Don’t look for him on the screen, though. Rather, you’ll have to listen for him.

The 29-year-old New Orleans jazz superstar (known by his mama as Troy Andrews) revealed Monday (Oct. 26) through his social media channels that when director Steve Martino’s film hits theaters, Andrews and his trombone will provide the iconic “wah-wah” voice distinct to all adults in the series — and which kids have been imitating since it debuted in the 1967 made-for-TV Valentine’s Day special “You’re in Love, Charlie Brown.”

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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4 Comments on "Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – April 11, 2016"

  1. At the end of this episode, I noted the woman who came in second (Katherine), had she bet everything in Final Jeopardy, would have ended up with $14,400. She got the question right, but only bet $799, so ended up with only $7999 (I think). After Alex saw that Ricky got the question wrong, said “you were lucky”, and then, after seeing his bid (which resulted in him having $14401), said “you would have won by only a dollar”. I had to TiVo the ending a couple times to understand what he was getting at. OK, figured it out…BUT, when he said “you were lucky” to Ricky, Ricky’s bid had not yet been revealed. Does Alex know the bids before they are revealed? It would certainly seem so, based on the timing of his comment.

    • Andy Saunders | April 11, 2016 at 10:27 pm |

      Yes, former contestants have mentioned that Alex is provided a card with the Final Jeopardy! wagers on them (as well as potential scores with right/wrong answers)

  2. Just recently a contestant said he liked a certain beer, I believe it started with a “J” what was the name of that beer? Thank you

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