A Montanan Appeared on Monday’s Episode of Jeopardy!
Shout out to my mom for being a classic elderly TV watcher. She had to text me to let me know a Montanan was a contestant on one of her favorite shows yesterday afternoon.
The NBC phenomenon has been a staple in late-afternoon cable television for 50 years. Its theme song is ubiquitous in American culture. Long-time host Alex Trebek was, and still is, an American icon. It's everyone's favorite gameshow where you answer with a question.
Shout out, Montana!
A man from Kalispell, Montana appeared on Monday's show placing second and missing out on winning the episode by one measly dollar... UGH!
Stuart Crane, a product line manager, represented Montanas well on Monday's episode. Crane took home 40,800 dollars and performed pretty dang well. He went 16/20 on his guesses. The Kalispell native held the lead after the first round, too, and went on to hit the Final Jeopardy question correctly. Here's a little trivia and a test to activate your brain today. The Final Jeopardy question was...
In 1916 it began packaging its flagship product in a variety of glass called Georga Green - the jeopardyfan.com
Crane and the other two contestants answered correctly. All three participants guessed Coca-Cola. According to The Jeopardy! Fan, Coca-Cola was worried about copycats, so they held a contest to design a new, unique bottle that would be synonymous with Coca-Cola. Thus, the green Coca-Cola-shaped bottles were born.
As reported by KRTV in Great Falls, it was Crane's second time on the game show. He's had a good run - winning the first time and coming up just short the second time. Congrats, Stuart. You did Montana well.