Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – February 17, 2016

Chris made it onto our ToC Tracker after his third win yesterday. Will he win #4 today?

Today’s contestants:

Tim Kutz, a data conversion manager from Ogden, UT
Tim Kutz
Katie Oliver, an administrative professional from Fredericksburg, VA
Katie Oliver
Chris Becker, a bus driver and trainer from Orlando, FL (3-day total: $52,999)
Chris Becker

Chris came in with a pair of $10,000 bets today on Daily Doubles and did they ever pay off for him!

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Chris $34,000
Tim $23,800
Katie $11,800

In case anyone was wondering, one game in J! Archive had a higher combined total than this one going into Final Jeopardy. It happened on April 7, 1988 – Bob Beers also went wild on the Daily Doubles that day, and on that day became the first person to ever bet $10,000 on a Daily Double.. Beers in that game and Steve Berman in this one are the only two to do the equivalent of what Chris did today — that is, bet $10,000 more than once in the same game on Daily Doubles.

Final Jeopardy! category: THE AFI’S 100 YEARS…100 MOVIES

Final Jeopardy! clue: This man who was in “The Godfather” & “Apocalypse Now” is the only living actor in 6 or more films on the list

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

Who is Robert Duvall?


Katie 11800 – 11800 = 0 (Marlon Brando)
Tim 23800 + 22799 = 46599
Chris 34000 – 13601 = 20399 (?)

(Six films: To Kill A Mockingbird, MASH, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Network, and Apocalypse Now)

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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5 Comments on "Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – February 17, 2016"

  1. The closest country to Greenland is actually Canada, not Iceland.

    • Andy Saunders | February 18, 2016 at 11:08 am |

      The question didn’t quite ask that by my recollection; it revolved around the fact that Greenland was the closest to Iceland, not the fact that Canada is closest to Greenland. Thanks for asking!

  2. The linked game is nowhere near the total in this game. And there appears to be only one $10K DD bet in it

    • Andy Saunders | February 20, 2016 at 11:18 pm |


      It also came from when the dollar values were half of what they are now. Double the numbers, you have Daily Double bets of $12,000 and $20,000 — and a total of $79,400 going into Final.

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