FJs for the 12/16/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 12/16/19 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:49 pm

A short piece for 2 guitars called "Strange No. 3" was the first part of the theme music for this drama series that debuted in 1959
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65%
Congress declared September 6, 2008 Louisa Swain Day because Louisa did this in Wyoming on that date in 1870
84
88%
One of Britain's few native evergreen trees, it's prized for bringing color to winter, & its foliage is often hung in homes
45
47%
In her 20+ years working for this company, Audrey Sherman of Saint Paul has been granted more than 130 patents
84
88%
A 1902 work says of a riverboat journey, "We penetrated deeper and deeper into" this, the work's title  
75
78%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
23
24%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
0
No votes
THE AUTHOR'S CHARACTERS $600: "Fourth Grade Nothing" Peter Hatcher & Sally J. Freedman as herself
49
51%
BATTLE LOSERS $800: San Jacinto: This general, who became a prisoner the next day
70
73%
MAMMAL FACTS $1600 box Daily Double: The 350 or so species of these include the numbat
29
30%
Peter Gunn was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
0
No votes
Bonanza was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
10
10%
GOOD WHEEL TOWARD MEN $400: This numerical term for someone or something superfluous comes from an additional tire once part of carriages - Oops, I negged with "a third wheel".
24
25%
GOOD WHEEL TOWARD MEN $400: This numerical term for someone or something superfluous comes from an additional tire once part of carriages - I was correct with "a fifth wheel".  
55
57%
Mistletoe was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
17
18%
Wednesday's episode did not air at the usual time or channel in my local area.
37
39%
 
Total votes: 96

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FJs for the 12/16/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:49 pm

12/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
TV THEME MUSIC

12/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A short piece for 2 guitars called "Strange No. 3" was the first part of the theme music for this drama series that debuted in 1959

12/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
MILESTONES IN U.S. HISTORY

12/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Congress declared September 6, 2008 Louisa Swain Day because Louisa did this in Wyoming on that date in 1870

12/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PLANTS & TREES

12/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
One of Britain's few native evergreen trees, it's prized for bringing color to winter, & its foliage is often hung in homes

12/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SCIENCE & INNOVATION

12/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In her 20+ years working for this company, Audrey Sherman of Saint Paul has been granted more than 130 patents

12/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CLASSIC FICTION

12/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A 1902 work says of a riverboat journey, "We penetrated deeper and deeper into" this, the work's title

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Show
The Twilight Zone
voted
holly
3M
Heart of Darkness
The players were 9/15 (60.00%) with a 2-2-1-1-3 success pattern.

The extra clues have two triple stumpers followed by a requested missed Daily Double.

THE AUTHOR'S CHARACTERS $600: "Fourth Grade Nothing" Peter Hatcher & Sally J. Freedman as herself

BATTLE LOSERS $800: San Jacinto: This general, who became a prisoner the next day

MAMMAL FACTS $1600 box Daily Double: The 350 or so species of these include the numbat

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Judy Blume
Santa Anna
marsupials

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Re: FJs for the 12/16/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:50 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Clam on the extra wheel clue as "third wheel" is more familiar to me while I pictured carriage with four wheels.  I don't play rebounds off contestant misses.

Aspen for the tree.

The showed aired normally locally.

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I have seen all of the 156 episodes of The Twilight Zone that ran from 1959-1964.
I knew/did not know that holly was a tree. Knew that.
I made a connection to the larch tree via Monty Python. I knew nothing about that one until referenced on the board.
Heart of Darkness goes back to 1902?  Yes, knew it was that old.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:50 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:07 pm

:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:

No guess Monday, clammed Wednesday.

Blanked on Judy Blume.

I whiffed with "third wheel".

J! aired normally in my market.
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Post by seaborgium » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:27 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

At some point in my life I wondered what instrument was playing at the beginning of the Twilight Zone theme, with electric guitars being my best guess. That probably helped me on Monday. The rest was bog standard cases of immediate first instincts being right.

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Post by Leander » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:33 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :(

Show did not air in its regular slot in my market Wednesday.

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Re: FJs for the 12/16/19 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:43 pm

:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Had "registered" instead of voted on Tuesday, went with Yew on Wednesday. In the correct category, thought fleetingly of "Bonanza" but rapidly settled on TZ. 3M was a pretty quick trip from "Saint Paul," and "Heart of Darkness" was a correct response on one my episodes (in relation to "Apocalypse Now"). Date, riverboat, and the phrase all pretty much pointed directly at it.

Only superficially familiar with much of Judy Blume's work; kids were the wrong age. Didn't even think of third wheel, but can see why many did. Vaguely remembered hearing the term numbat from somewhere, but knew wombat was a marsupial from down under so had a 95% confidence level.

Show aired at the usual time, but was preempted at the mid-show commercial.
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Post by DBear » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:44 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
Fifth wheel. Don't know if J! Aired at normal time or not.

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Re: FJs for the 12/16/19 week

Post by Plactus » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:47 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :(

Scots pine; I knew it was likely something associated with Christmas, but couldn't think of anything. I don't think of holly as a tree, even though Harry Potter's wand is made of holly.
I don't remember what I guessed Thursday, but 3M was nowhere near my radar.
And for the first bonus clue, I lost the Cleary/Blume coin flip.

Wednesday's episode was preempted by impeachment coverage, and I didn't watch Thursday either because Hulu was out. Big thanks to the person/people responsible for getting those games up in the Archive so quickly.
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Re: FJs for the 12/16/19 week

Post by davey » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:55 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops:
:( :mrgreen: :(
OK, I acknowledge that Friday's FJ was easy - the quote should have led right into the response...Still, the word riverboat left me stuck in the US and the Mississippi, trying to think of a 20th C. equivalent to Twain...And indeed it turns out (checking on Gutenberg) that Conrad never uses the word (or river boat or river-boat)...he uses steamboat, and exactly once river-steamboat. Not much of an excuse, but it's all I got...I would have said Heart of Darkness was older, it feels 19th C. (And so it is! Published first in Blackwoods Magazine in 1899, in book form in 1902.)
I said 3d wheel...

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Re: FJs for the 12/16/19 week

Post by cthulhu » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:14 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Didn’t know holly was a tree; I’ve always seen it as a bush.

“Twilight Zone”, 3M, “Heart of Darkness”, Santa Anna, marsupials all instagets. Had to think a bit on voted and Judy Blume. “Fifth Wheel” an instaget too.

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Post by Volante » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:08 am

:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:| :mrgreen: :|

Fifth wheel
Mistletoe

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Post by True North » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:01 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :( :(

Fifth wheel, and I called the third wheel negbait as it was happening.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing was one of my favourite books as a kid.

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Post by Carpe Diem » Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:33 pm

:( :mrgreen: :?:* :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
*spoiled

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Re: FJs for the 12/16/19 week

Post by mas3cf » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:43 pm

Carpe Diem wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:33 pm
:( :mrgreen: :?:* :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
*spoiled

432433335224443
Pardon the ignorance, what do those strings of numbers mean?

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Post by ilcap » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:02 pm

:? :mrgreen: :? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I'm a "third wheel" guy, was genuinely surprised to find it was incorrect.

Missed the Monday question because, I think, I just don't associate Twilight Zone with the description "drama series."

Went with Mistletoe on Wednesday.

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Post by Shaquebanisa » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:21 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post by hbomb1947 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:26 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Mistletoe for holly.

I negged with third wheel for fifth wheel.

J! was pre-empted during its usual timeslot in my market on Wednesday.
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Re: FJs for the 12/16/19 week

Post by Lefty » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:33 pm

Plactus wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:47 pm
Scots pine; I knew it was likely something associated with Christmas, but couldn't think of anything. I don't think of holly as a tree, even though Harry Potter's wand is made of holly.
I can't see anything wrong with Scots pine as an answer.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I have heard "third wheel" and "fifth wheel". I guess this particular clue would have pointed me to fifth, but who knows. I do think "third wheel" is more apt for most real-life situations. Also, I don't know if J! was pre-empted in NY, as I seldom watch.

I wasn't certain holly was a tree, but I figured it was between it and mistletoe, which I was pretty confident was not a tree.

I have not seen quite every Twilight Zone episode; I am missing a few from the hour-long season (which seldom air apart from TZ marathons). I saw "Sounds and Silences" as part of a special prime-time airing of three "rarities". I watched "The Bard" during a visit to the Museum of Broadcasting.

@mas3cf: I believe Carpe Diem is recapping his weekly results for the season.
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Re: FJs for the 12/16/19 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:58 am

mas3cf wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:43 pm
Carpe Diem wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:33 pm
:( :mrgreen: :?:* :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
*spoiled

432433335224443
Pardon the ignorance, what do those strings of numbers mean?
(educated speculation in lieu of Carpe Diem seeing this soon): It is the number of correct FJ's for the season in order by week. At times there are a few boardies with this list which is a convenient place to keep it if you have the discipline to do it, which I don't.

While I'm at it:
:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :(

I "probably" knew Holly was a tree in spite of the nasty prickly bushes we planted ON PURPOSE. From my experience, there are no hard boundaries in horticulture.

I may be the only boardie who never heard of Heart of Darkness. It is a familiar phrase, but I would have guessed it as a song or a movie before a 100 year old novel.
Mostly clammed on 3rd/5th wheel because of a mental diversion to the "two's company, three's a crowd" expression. I think the writers should have avoided that clue.

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