Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 29, 2016


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!

Today’s contestants:

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:
Buzzy $12,800
Tal $11,400
Sanjiv $5,800

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

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

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.)

If you didn’t know today’s Final, you should proceed immediately to the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital website and learn about their special relationship with JM Barrie and Peter Pan.

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)

(When commenting, please note that first-time commenters may have their comments held in moderation by WordPress. Also, all comments should be either positive in nature or have to do with gameplay.)


2 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 29, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | April 29, 2016 at 7:03 pm |

    Buzzy Cohen, through 5 games:
    106 correct
    19 incorrect
    7/12 on Daily Doubles
    4/5 in Final Jeopardy
    In First On Buzzer: 37.14%

    Buzzy Cohen, to win:
    6 games: 51.13%
    7: 26.14%
    8: 13.37%
    9: 6.84%
    10: 3.50%
    Avg. streak: 6.046 games.

  2. CD McLennan | April 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm |

    Great to FINALLY have an interesting contestant with personality like Buzzy Cohen. Love his energy! Not only intelligent and quick, he is quirky. We want to see more of him! I foresee a future as a host on a show like Jeopardy! As a music producer, he must have a great ear, the ability to recognize talent and the faith and drive needed in the very difficult business of promoting music. You rock, Buzzy!!

Comments are closed.