Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 3, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Movie Music) for Wednesday, May 3, 2017:

Since 1999 many Warner Bros. movies open with the studio’s logo & a snippet of this song made famous in a 1942 film

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Ragavan Ramsubramani, a financial analyst from New York, New York
Krista Denn, a human resources manager from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Liz Fischer, an attorney from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1-day total: $25,601)

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What is “As Time Goes By”?


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“As Time Goes By” is most famous for its use in the 1942 movie Casablanca, as Ilsa Lund (played by Ingrid Bergman) uttered the line “Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By.'” upon entering the Café Americain. (“Play it again, Sam” is a famous misquotation.) The line is #28 on the AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movie Quotes. Since 1999’s Message In A Bottle, Warner Brothers included a snippet of the song in its opening logo, to celebrate the studio’s 75th anniversary (as Casablanca was a Warner Bros. production.)

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14 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 3, 2017"

  1. Galapagos Great Escape secret word: BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY

    Scores going into Final:
    Ragavan $18,700
    Liz $10,200
    Krista $3,000

    Final results:
    Krista $3,000 – $1,000 = $2,000 (What is Singin’ In The Rain?)
    Liz $10,200 + $8,600 = $18,800
    Ragavan $18,700 + $1,701 = $20,401 (1-day total: $20,401)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Ragavan $8,300
    Liz $5,000
    Krista -$2,600

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) ALFALFA $800 (29th pick)
    Ragavan 6800 +1500 (Liz 4000 Krista -2600)

    2) WOMEN AUTHORS $1600 (10th pick)
    Ragavan 7900 -2000 (Liz 9000 Krista 200)
    3) WHERE YA FROM? $800 (19th pick)
    Krista 1000 +2000 (Ragavan 11500 Liz 9000)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: None!
    DJ! round: None!
    $ Left on Board: $0

    Game Stats:
    Ragavan $20,000 Coryat, 24 correct, 2 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer
    Liz $10,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer
    Krista $1,800 Coryat, 4 correct, 3 incorrect, 8.77% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $15,000 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000

    Liz Fischer, final stats:
    38 correct
    6 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,600)
    2/2 in Final Jeopardy
    35.96% in first on buzzer (41/114)
    Average Coryat: $9,200

    Ragavan Ramsubramani, stats to date:
    25 correct
    2 incorrect
    1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$500)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57)
    Average Coryat: $20,000

    Ragavan Ramsubramani, to win:
    2 games: 67.85%
    3: 46.04%
    4: 31.24%
    5: 21.20%
    6: 14.38%
    Avg. streak: 3.111 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings (including possible ToC): $72,218.

    ToC projection update:
    With a projected 72 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 2.6997 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.2733).
    An average of 4.1409 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.5505).

    An early cutoff took place 25.681% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Ragavan Ramsubramani qualified 24.846% of the time.
    Tim Kutz qualified 30.179% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 7.318% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 1.439% of the time.

    (Note: Due to the contingency plans made by the show in case of the since-averted WGA strike, I feel it most accurate to place the cutoff date four weeks into Season 34.)


    • We have seen all 61 clues for the 4th straight game. That is the first occurrence in regular play since October 25-28, 2016.
  2. john blahuta | May 3, 2017 at 2:05 pm |

    If you saw “Casablanca” then you MUST know it, because you hear it every time you go to the movies and it’s a WB film. Still, you know I am careful and wary of 3/3 predictions. So let’s say 2 correct, winner: Ragavan.

  3. john blahuta | May 3, 2017 at 5:07 pm |

    Finally got one 100% right. You know, I realized over the many years of J that about 75% of the time when a player is a first or second generation American (from Asia, Africa, Middle East, wherever) then s/he is doing better than a several generation American. (Though we are ALL immigrants or descendants of immigrants unless being Native Indian…).
    They just try harder. There is a complacency, I almost would say an ignorance and arrogance about the “long time” Americans.They take things for granted, like, we are # 1 in everything…..Well, think again….I know a few areas where much much smaller countries are WAAAY ahead of us. That’s why I picked Ragavan to win. Latest example before: Alan, who will be in the ToC. Just watch from now on when you have a non Caucasian,African or Hispanic “American” player. The ones who are apparently or even obviously (after the interview section) first or second generation Americans try harder AND they bring whatever they know or their parents know/knew with them as well.In a way America (the “established” one) is slipping into an isolation of sorts in my opinion.”We are # 1 so who cares about anyone else…) a dangerous attitude that could leave this country in a precarious situation in the not too distant future. Only when we are really challenged, then the “establishment” is rising to the occasion.
    Well, just thought I share my thoughts in general here just one time.
    Have a great day and rest of the week everybody!!

  4. john blahuta | May 3, 2017 at 7:26 pm |

    ….and 2017 is the 75 year anniversary of Casablanca. Still one of my favorite movies!

  5. Maurine Gutowski | May 3, 2017 at 7:59 pm |

    Astute comments, John!

    • john blahuta | May 4, 2017 at 2:13 pm |

      Thanks Maurine, I am glad I’m not the only one seeing things this way.



  6. Michele B | May 3, 2017 at 8:06 pm |

    What was the admiral answer/question? Farrday? Faragut? Help!

  7. I like that the leader got final Jeopardy we’re usually used to 2nd place getting it right and the leader always missing it

  8. I’m trying to get the””punny questions” .my grandaughter is a great punster.

    • $200: A type of party is named for this knight who likes to shock us & catch us unawares (Who is Surprise?)
      $400: Careful — this scaly knight is mentioned in the Book of Genesis (Who is Serpent?)
      $600: Evidence presented by this knight points indirectly to guilt but doesn’t prove it (Who is Circumstantial)
      $800: It cuts like a knife to know this knight is a choice cut of Black Angus (Who is Sirloin?)
      $1000: He’s insolent, he’s gruff, he’s just an ill-tempered knight (Who is Surly?)

  9. So people like Blahuta know the Final Jeopardy! category before the question is revealed? Does he also see the correct question? I mentioned in a previous comment that I’m always a day behind. So if I looked at today’s Final, May 4th, which I don’t because I’m Pacific Time and don’t want an advantage, I’d see the category and answer but not the question until later when you post the game’s stats?

    • john blahuta | May 4, 2017 at 2:07 pm |

      The way I experienced it, Grumpy, was that when Andy posts the day it includes the category and question, and it says that the solution is below the contestants. So yes, the moment he posts it I see both.I am Pacific time as well (Maui) and either the post for the day is there or not. Usually about 0900 HST, today (4 th) was earlier than usual.



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