Maybe because he was too baroque, Bernini was rejected as a name for a member of this group created in 1983

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CATEGORY: Fictional Groups

CLUE: Maybe because he was too baroque, Bernini was rejected as a name for a member of this group created in 1983

ANSWER: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 

About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, 30 April 2024

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) became a cultural phenomenon not only through their comic books but also via television shows, movies, and merchandise that reached global audiences. The concept began with a simple sketch by Kevin Eastman as a humorous drawing shared with Peter Laird. Inspired by this, they crafted a story around four ninja turtles transformed by radioactive ooze in the sewers of New York City. The turtles were trained by their rat sensei, Master Splinter, in the art of ninjutsu. Naming these characters after renowned Renaissance artists was a playful nod to high culture, juxtaposed with their modern, urban adventures. This choice endowed the characters with distinct personalities that mirrored some traits of their namesakes—Leonardo as the leader, Michelangelo as the free-spirited comic relief, Raphael as the brooding bad boy, and Donatello as the tech genius.

The decision to exclude Bernini, a prominent but baroque artist, from the quartet’s names highlights the creators’ focus on the Renaissance as a transformative era that better resonated with the foundational themes of the TMNT saga. While Bernini was indeed a master sculptor and artist, his time during the baroque period marked a different stylistic and cultural shift that did not align with the foundational mythos of TMNT which is imbued with themes of rebirth and renewal, reflective of the Renaissance period. By aligning the turtles with the Renaissance, Eastman and Laird effectively connected their modern-day characters with a time known for innovation, creativity, and a reawakening of classical learning and values, qualities they saw fitting for their new heroes. This clever melding of historical artistry with contemporary superhero tropes helped to make the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles a unique and enduring fixture in both children’s and pop culture.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Tuesday, 30 April 2024

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy tonight? Scroll down below to find out everyone’s final scores, as well as the scores after the Single Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy rounds!

Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Amy Hummel
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
ER Doctor
4 Day Winnings of $85,794

Winning Score: $15,200
Round 2 Score: $7,600
Round 1 Score: $4,800
Bryan Carrasco
Columbia, Missouri
Mortgage Loan Originator

Final Score: $6,398
Round 2 Score: $3,200
Round 1 Score: $4,200
Laura Bligh
Vienna, Virginia

Final Score: $7,600
Round 2 Score: $7,600
Round 1 Score: $4,800

Final Jeopardy Video – Tuesday, 30 April 2024

Watch all the videos from today’s Jeopardy episode below, including highlights, behind the scenes outtakes and full episodes.

Final Jeopardy is the final round of the popular American television game show Jeopardy!, in which participants test their knowledge in numerous areas by answering questions. In Final Jeopardy, participants are given a single clue and must wager a percentage of their existing earnings based on their confidence in their ability to successfully respond.

Each contestant surreptitiously writes down their wager during the commercial break. The Final Jeopardy clue is presented when the programme resumes, and participants have 30 seconds to write down their solution in the form of a question (e.g., “What is…?”). When the timer runs out, the host, reveals each contestant’s response and wager in ascending order of their pre-Final Jeopardy scores. The scores of contestants are adjusted based on whether their response is correct or incorrect, as well as the amount wagered. At the end of the round, the contestant with the highest score is proclaimed the winner.

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