On yesrterday’s episode, the Final Jeopardy question had something to do with John Wilkes Booth and a performance he and his brother had acted in. Since one of my life’s goals is to appear on Jeopardy! and make a fool of myself, I thought it would be funny if, had I been up there, I’d written, “Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?” That’s 47 characters, plus spaces. Is that too much to try to squeeze in there?
BONUS QUESTION: Have there ever been any really long Final Jeopardy answers?
I know we have a number of dopers with actual first hand experience, but here’s a picture I found.
Higher tech than when I was on 25 years ago.
But you’re writing the question by hand (and they tell you the start of it, like “Who was?” ahead of time ) so I doubt that anything so long would show up or be completed in the time you have.
Ken Jennings (losing against the Watson supercomputer) managed to answer “Who was Stoker?” (correctly) and added also:
“I for one welcome our new computer overlords”
I like it when contestants crack wise on the show. Like the woman who asked “Who is Turd Ferguson” in Final Jeopardy a while back. I’m waiting for someone to wager $420.
Although to be fair, I find Mattea Roach’s shtick a bit off-putting.
In all the times I’ve seen this clip, I never noticed you can see him smirk as he’s getting ready to say it.
I believe “Who are three people who have never been in my kitchen” has been written more than once.
I think he has RSF (resting smirk face)