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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. HISTORY

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1790 a deal made Washington the nation’s capital; the room where it happened was at Jefferson’s house & negotiators included Madison & this cabinet member

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Alexander Hamilton

Melissa Harris-Perry: 5000+1000=6000 ($10,000)
David Gregory: 5800+5800=11600 ($11,600)
Matthew Weiner: 12600+900=13500 ($50,000)

Daily Doubles
Melissa: 400+400
Matthew: 5400+3000
Matthew: 15600-3000

Coryats
Melissa: 5400
David: 5800
Matthew: 14200

Combined: 25,400
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For those Power Players Week haters:

https://youtu.be/HLyX4DbE6Hc


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Not a great game, but better than Tuesday. At least David made the right wager for his charity. The other two's wagers didn't matter.

I got FJ pretty quickly. No reason to suspect it was him over the other cabinet members, but he is the best known and is hot right now from the musical and thus is celeb week so who else could it be?

I guessed right, but why Woodward and not Bernstein?

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Bamaman wrote:I got FJ pretty quickly. No reason to suspect it was him over the other cabinet members, but he is the best known and is hot right now from the musical and thus is celeb week so who else could it be?
Never made that connection. Is it otherwise a well-known fact that he was there? I figured Monroe as Secretary of State was.

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What was with the Jeopardy! round today? The contestants sped through that pretty quickly, yet there were still ten clues left at the end.

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econgator wrote:
Bamaman wrote:I got FJ pretty quickly. No reason to suspect it was him over the other cabinet members, but he is the best known and is hot right now from the musical and thus is celeb week so who else could it be?
Never made that connection. Is it otherwise a well-known fact that he was there? I figured Monroe as Secretary of State was.
It said 1790. Jefferson was Secretary of State then.

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Bamaman wrote:
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Bamaman wrote:I got FJ pretty quickly. No reason to suspect it was him over the other cabinet members, but he is the best known and is hot right now from the musical and thus is celeb week so who else could it be?
Never made that connection. Is it otherwise a well-known fact that he was there? I figured Monroe as Secretary of State was.
It said 1790. Jefferson was Secretary of State then.
Oops.

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Bamaman wrote:Not a great game, but better than Tuesday. At least David made the right wager for his charity. The other two's wagers didn't matter.

I got FJ pretty quickly. No reason to suspect it was him over the other cabinet members, but he is the best known and is hot right now from the musical and thus is celeb week so who else could it be?

I guessed right, but why Woodward and not Bernstein?
"The Room Where It Happened" was a massive blinking-light TOM. I'd say it was the biggest TOM of Season 32.
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OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Not a great game, but better than Tuesday. At least David made the right wager for his charity. The other two's wagers didn't matter.

I got FJ pretty quickly. No reason to suspect it was him over the other cabinet members, but he is the best known and is hot right now from the musical and thus is celeb week so who else could it be?

I guessed right, but why Woodward and not Bernstein?
"The Room Where It Happened" was a massive blinking-light TOM. I'd say it was the biggest TOM of Season 32.
Not if you know zero about the musical it isn't, which is all on me, certainly.

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econgator wrote:
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Not a great game, but better than Tuesday. At least David made the right wager for his charity. The other two's wagers didn't matter.

I got FJ pretty quickly. No reason to suspect it was him over the other cabinet members, but he is the best known and is hot right now from the musical and thus is celeb week so who else could it be?

I guessed right, but why Woodward and not Bernstein?
"The Room Where It Happened" was a massive blinking-light TOM. I'd say it was the biggest TOM of Season 32.
Not if you know zero about the musical it isn't, which is all on me, certainly.
So it was a Broadway question disguised as US History.

No problem here.
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A black lives matter plug, use of the word queer and a Bible category. J! Facebook will be fun tonight.

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I was thrilled to see the clue about Andy Weir's excellent novel "The Martian." The movie was good too, but the book was the best I've read for a long, long time, and I LOVE its publishing history. (It started out as a blog!)
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OntarioQuizzer wrote:"The Room Where It Happened" was a massive blinking-light TOM. I'd say it was the biggest TOM of Season 32.
Provided you know who Woodward and Berinstein are, which I don't really in any other sense than "some dude who did a thing".

Then again, "Annapurna" was supposed to be a "massive blinking-light TOM" to "The Himalayas", despite only 5 prior archive hits. Still think that one was undervalued.

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Lach Trash on "Mad Anthony" Wayne, because I knew there's a road named after him in Toledo.

No guess on FJ!, so I have the dishonor of a goose egg on Power Players Week. Couldn't even think of a valid guess.
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Bamaman wrote:A black lives matter plug, use of the word queer and a Bible category. J! Facebook will be fun tonight.
Yeah. WTH do TPTB let these people use the show as a vehicle to push their agenda?! :evil: Terribad. This is family game show time. Now I had to explain all this nonsense to my kid.

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Bamaman wrote:A black lives matter plug, use of the word queer and a Bible category. J! Facebook will be fun tonight.
And the word "intersectional"!
Bamaman wrote:Not a great game, but better than Tuesday. At least David made the right wager for his charity. The other two's wagers didn't matter.

I got FJ pretty quickly. No reason to suspect it was him over the other cabinet members, but he is the best known and is hot right now from the musical and thus is celeb week so who else could it be?

I guessed right, but why Woodward and not Bernstein?
Category title ("Not Great, Bob!").

$31,200, with 37/1 (VFW, like David) and getting Janet Jackson without needing the musical cue.

As for "who else could it be"? Well, I reckoned it was someone representing the North, and remembered that John Adams was Washington's VP. I Tweeted that out, and OntarioQuizzer responded: "like seriously have you been living under a rock for the last 18 months? :("
After I explained that like econgator, I haven't heard a second of Hamilton save for the tie-in category earlier in the season, he apologized.

The frustration for me here is not even being able to get to a coin flip between Adams and Hamilton. And it's not like today's cabinet - back then, there was the Vice President and four department heads. Oh well - leaves me with a 2-for-5 on the FJs despite averaging $30,600.

Final numbers on unrevealed clues: 5, 20, 10, 18, 11, for an average of 12.8.
(For comparison, the last Power Players Week in 2012: 11, 12, 14, 10, 10 - average 11.4.)

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Bamaman wrote:I guessed right, but why Woodward and not Bernstein?
The category title mentioned the name "Bob".

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Bugging me - why couldn't the answer be Jefferson? He's there, too, if stage directions are to be believed :)

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