Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – January 28, 2016

It’s Thursday!

Looking for the questions to Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s online test? If you’re writing tonight, good luck!

Also, to answer some of the search queries I’m seeing in my web stats? Fred’s married. Sorry, folks!

Today’s contestants:

Mara Apostol, a criminal defense attorney from Miami, FL
Phyllis Kidd, a retired teacher from Glen Ellyn, IL
Fred Vaughn, an Internet operations technician from Mineral Point, WI (4-day total: $65,700)

Mara’s going to be on the next “Week In Review” episode of #JeopardyLivePanel, scheduled for Sunday, January 31st at 7 PM Eastern!

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Fred $11,600
Mara $10,400
Phillis $8,400

Final Jeopardy! category: BRITISH MUSICAL THEATRE

Final Jeopardy! clue: A critic said, “I doubt if there is a single joke in” this 1885 work “that fits the Japanese. But all the jokes…fit the English”

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What is The Mikado?



Phillis 8400 + 3201 = 11601
Mara 10400 + 6401 = 16801 (1-day total: $16,801)
Fred 11600 + 5000 = 16600

Fred’s bet wins a Triple Stumper, but it doesn’t do much for him on a triple-get like this! But Mara’s the new champion! She’ll be back tomorrow!

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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4 Comments on "Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – January 28, 2016"

  1. Fred Vaughn | January 28, 2016 at 5:07 pm |


  2. Jacob Johnston | January 28, 2016 at 8:21 pm |

    I loved Fred. Hopefully he stays in the TOC running.

  3. Jonathan Graham | January 28, 2016 at 9:27 pm |

    Congratulations, Fred, on being only the third four-or-more-time champion in the last seven months. While Fred will probably be invited to the next ToC, it’s interesting that the first person with a guaranteed spot will be the college champion.

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