Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – March 22, 2016

WOW! Alex opened off the show immediately by making reference to the fact that ties no longer exist and would be settled by a tiebreaker clue, obviously in reference to the ending of yesterday’s game!

Today’s contestants:

Claudia Stucke, a former writer & high school English teacher from Decatur, GA
Joshua Wennrich, a U.S. Air Force munitions officer from Canton, NY
Melissa Spencer, an adjunct physics instructor & stay-at-home mom from Des Moines, IA (1-day total: $13,600)

Claudia’s interview went really long! (This episode is going to fuel the trolls who refuse to believe that there is a difference between “game time” and “interview time” and think that Claudia’s interview cut into game time.)

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Melissa $10,500
Claudia $9,800
Joshua $8,800


Final Jeopardy! clue: The name of this character who lives in a forest is a shortening of an Italian word for a newborn

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

Who is Bambi? (Joshua said Winnie the Pooh. Melissa said Gretel.)



Joshua 8800 – 8000 = 800
Claudia 9800 + 9000 = 18800 (1-day total: $18,800)
Melissa 10500 – 8101 = 2399

(My thought process started with the Hundred Acre Wood, but quickly moved to the world of Felix Salten. My rudimentary knowledge of Italian confirmed that I had the correct response.)

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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4 Comments on "Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – March 22, 2016"

  1. The Mbundu word for deer is “mbambi”, and this or a similar African word probably came to America with the slaves. This is probably the origin of the name Bambi, rather than Bambi being short for “Bambino”.

    • Andy Saunders | March 23, 2016 at 10:28 am |

      The question didn’t ask about its etymology, it simply was asking “what character’s name happens to be a diminutive for the Italian word for newborn”.

  2. corey cartwright | March 22, 2016 at 10:56 pm |

    During double jeopardy the clue and answer were incorrect. It showed a dabbling duck and they called it a diving duck. The dabblers dont dive and that duck was not diving. It appeared to be a female mallard or black duck. An example of a diving duck would be a scaup or ring neck duck who actually dive and swim under water. Dabblers as teh one shown only put their heads under water.

    • Andy Saunders | March 23, 2016 at 10:27 am |

      Thank you for this information; however, I do not have any ties with the show (as per the disclaimer on every page of this website) and would not be able to possibly pass this concern along.

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