Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 23, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Monday, January 23, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: ANIMAL SONGS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: The title of this hit from a 1933 Disney “Silly Symphony” inspired a Tony-winning 1962 drama & an Oscar-nominated 1966 film

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Vidya Srinivasan, a student from Chevy Chase, Maryland
Sean Harrington, an engineer from Houston, Texas
Neil Uspal, a pediatric emergency medicine physician from Seattle, Washington (2-day total: $25,400)


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What is “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”


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“Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf”, which came from the 1933 Disney “Silly Symphony” Three Little Pigs, inspired the title of the 1962 Edward Albee Tony-winning play titled Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which was adapted into the 1966 film, which starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Taylor won her second Academy Award for her role as Martha in the film. The Tonys won by the play included Best Play.

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9 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 23, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | January 23, 2017 at 12:46 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Sean $17,200
    Neil $12,600
    Vidya $4,000

    Final results:
    Vidya $4,000 – $4,000 = $0 (What is Jumb?)
    Neil $12,600 – $4,601 = $7,999 (What is 101 Dalmatians?)
    Sean $17,200 – $8,000 = $9,200 (What is Blue Bird?) (1-day total: $9,200)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Sean $6,800
    Neil $4,600
    Vidya $1,200

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) HEALTH & MEDICINE $1000 (13th pick)
    Neil 2200 +2200 (Sean 1600 Vidya 600)

    2) NATIONAL PARKS OF THE WORLD $1600 (14th pick)
    Sean 13200 +4000 (Neil 9000 Vidya 2000)
    3) RELIGIOUS MATTERS $1200 (19th pick)
    Neil 13400 -4000 (Sean 17200 Vidya 2000)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: QUIZINE $600
    $ Left on Board: $5,400

    Game Stats:
    Sean $14,800 Coryat, 22 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.46% in first on buzzer
    Neil $15,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 36.54% in first on buzzer
    Vidya $4,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 4 incorrect, 21.15% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $5,800

    Neil Uspal, final stats:
    64 correct
    13 incorrect
    3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $200)
    1/3 in Final Jeopardy
    36.59% in first on buzzer (60/164)
    Average Coryat: $14,467

    Sean Harrington, stats to date:
    22 correct
    4 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
    0/1 in Final Jeopardy
    38.46% in first on buzzer (20/52)
    Average Coryat: $14,800

    Sean Harrington, to win:
    2 games: 50.10%
    3: 25.10%
    4: 12.58%
    5: 6.30%
    6: 3.16%
    Avg. streak: 2.004 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings (Including Tournament of Champions): $33,013.


    • Had Neil won this game, his average future winnings (including possible ToC prizes) would have been $28,274.
    • Thanks to Jay Johnson for providing me with a chart of this game.
  2. Andy Saunders | January 23, 2017 at 2:51 pm |

    Moderation note:

    If you have come here to comment on the response of “the Moonies” vs. “the Unification Church”, you are welcome to do so and I welcome the discussion. However, in doing so, please state more than just “I agree with the judges” or “I disagree with the judges”. Please also attempt to provide some sort of fact-based rationale justifying your opinion.

    Please also remember that this is a fan site with no affiliation with the show.

    I may also weigh in with my thoughts on the clue and response after doing further research.

    • The Stalkinghorse | January 23, 2017 at 7:37 pm |

      I would have called that a correct answer. If the Strategic Arms Initiative can be called “Star Wars”, then the Unification Church can be called the “Moonies”

      • Andy Saunders | January 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm |

        I’ve gone back and forth on this and am still not sure.

        On the one hand I see stuff like this.

        On the other: the term is pejorative and borderline offensive.

        I really don’t know what to think.

        • Andy Saunders | January 23, 2017 at 10:04 pm |

          I did a little bit more searching.

          I went to the official website (familyfed.org) and could not find the term used in any sort of official capacity.

          That is my best guess as to why it was not accepted this evening.

  3. From December 27, 19 in 20 times a leader has gotten final wrong.

  4. Disappointed about Final.

    • Andy Saunders | January 23, 2017 at 5:25 pm |

      I suspect a lot of people are going to be going “Oh, OF COURSE!” tonight after Alex gives the correct response.

  5. Knowledge Dropper | January 23, 2017 at 8:28 pm |

    I agree with the judges’ decision not to accept “Moonies” because the clue was looking for the name of the church, not the adherents.

    Congrats to anyone who correctly answered tonight’s FJ. To think of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”, then identify the exact title of a Disney song, and finally write down the lengthy response in 30 seconds? Way too tough for me.

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