After what I thought was a controversy in yesterday’s Final, I’ve tempered my stance a bit. Honestly? It probably was a Final that should have been replaced at the production room. Or at the writer’s table. All anyone had to do would be reverse the clue – in other words, Google the Spanish or French phrases – to see that it was a clue fraught with difficulty, one with multiple possible answers. That doesn’t mean that Buzzy’s answer was incorrect (after all, Encyclopaedia Britannica of all places is a pretty authoritative source to shoot down any protests), but it wasn’t the best of Final Jeopardy choices.
On with today’s game. Will today’s Final be better?
In any case, whomever wins this game will have to wait until after the Teacher’s Tournament and Power Players Week to defend their title!
|Tal Nadan, a reference archivist from Bronx, NY
||Sanjiv Sarwate, a trademark attorney from Round Rock, TX
||Buzzy Cohen, a music executive from Los Angeles, CA (4-day total: $78,601)
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: LITERARY CHARACTERS
Final Jeopardy! clue: In 1929 London’s Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital was given all rights to this character created 27 years earlier
Who is Peter Pan? (Tal answered Madeleine)
Sanjiv 5800 + 5601 = 11401
Tal 11400 – 5000 = 6400
Buzzy 12800 + 10001 = 22801 (5-day total: $101,402)
(Yes. This clue today was much better.)
Although he and his wife were childless, Barrie loved children and had supported Great Ormond Street Hospital for many years.
In 1929 he was approached to sit on a committee to help buy some land so that the hospital could build a much needed new wing. Barrie declined to serve on the committee but said that he “hoped to find another way to help”.
Two months later, the hospital board was stunned to learn that Sir James had handed over all his rights to Peter Pan.
Meanwhile, in the UK:
The copyright first expired in the UK (and the rest of Europe) in 1987, 50 years after Barrie’s death.
However, former Prime Minister Lord Callaghan successfully proposed an amendment to the Copyright Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) of 1988, giving Great Ormond Street Hospital the unique right to royalties from stage performances of Peter Pan (and any adaptation of the play) as well as from publications, audio books, ebooks, radio broadcasts and films of the story of Peter Pan, in perpetuity.
Meanwhile, if you’re at all a JM Barrie fan, or a sports fan, you must read about the cricket side of famous authors that he spearheaded.
(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)
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