Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas, Jeopardy! fans – I hope everyone got to spend lots of time with who they wanted to and got everything that they wanted!

On this Christmas 2015, I think I am most grateful for the support that I get each and every day from the members of the Jeopardy! fan community and former contestants. I know that The Jeopardy Fan wouldn’t be nearly as strong as it is today without that support and assistance! Y’all are AWESOME!

Wondering why Alex Trebek has a cane? Wondering why Alex Trebek is sitting at his lectern all game?

Onto today’s game! Today’s contestants:

Dee Daigle, a substitute teacher from Hebron, CT
Emily Poole, a musician from Hendersonville, NC
Markus Kolic, a developer & stay-at-home dad from Dighton, MA (1-day total: $15,300)

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Markus $19,000
Dee $10,000
Emily $8,800

Final Jeopardy! category: PLAYWRIGHTS

Final Jeopardy! clue: He wrote the line “Our home has been nothing but a playroom”

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

Who is Henrik Ibsen? (from “A Doll’s House”)



Final Results
Emily 8800 – 8799 = 1 (Edward Albee)
Dee 10000 + 9001 = 19001
Markus 19000 – 1001 = 17999 (Eugene O’Neill)

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

I’ve heard of the play that it’s from but I’d never heard of that quote before; thus, I did not get today’s Final Jeopardy. This felt very “you either know it, or you don’t” — and it happened that Dee knew it today! Good for her!

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12 Comments on "Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – December 25, 2015"

  1. Is there a site to check the double jeopardys everyday?

  2. Stephen Byrd | December 25, 2015 at 8:45 pm |

    I actually thought the FJ was a tough but good “figure it out” clue. The quote told me that the play was about a family that was living a childish illusion. My first thought was “…Virginia Woolfe” but the quote lacked venom and didn’t fit. The answer I settled on was Tennessee Williams for The Glass Menagerie which seemed good but obviously Doll’s House is summed up perfectly in that quote. Way to go, Dee!

    • Agreed — my logic in those frantic 30 seconds led to Long Day’s Journey Into Night, which is also about a dysfunctional family in denial (and which I’d just been reading about), but I can see going in any number of directions, and I never thought to interpret “play room” literally. I still wonder if Dee truly knew it or was just making an educated guess, but either way, she played amazingly well!

      You’re taking her on on Monday, right? I’m so excited to see that…

      • Hey, Markus. Yeah, I remember thinking that O’Neill was a good guess in that vein, too. I believe Dee said the answer just kind of came to her, much more an educated guess than a sure thing. And yeah, I take her on this Monday. I WILL (try to) AVENGE YOU.

    • I didn’t remember the line from the play, but I guessed it must be from a play whose title had something to do with a playroom. That led me to “A Doll’s House” and the author, Ibsen.

      Good luck on Monday, Stephen! I hope the years of trivia games in Charleston come in handy!

      • Thanks a lot, Suhas. That really was a golden age of trivia competition down there. Wish I could start something like that in my area. Do you have any interest in being on the show? You would kill, of course. I assumed you would have been on the show already but are too busy doing actual important things.

  3. Is it just me?? I think there were 2 wrong answers on Dec 25.

    1. Australia is a CONTINENT not a COUNTRY!!

    2. Guatemala is in Central America, NOT South America!!

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