It took a little while for Oz to show up in the new season of Jeopardy! — the thirtieth (!) since it's revival with Alex Trebek hosting. But when they did, on the October 9 episode, they did it big. The category for Final Jeopardy! was:
Before anyone gets pedantic and wonders about the veracity of the filing cabinet story, the way the clue is written indicates that it's what the creator claimed. Sure enough, there's an interview out there somewhere in which L. Frank Baum says that he got the name from the labels on his three-drawered filing cabinet. No, we still don't know if that's really the case, or if he just made the name up (which is, in my opinion, much more likely).
One week later, on the October 16 show (a game from which I was unable to grab screnshots due to technical difficulties), one of the categories in the Jeopardy! round was Filmographies, in which you have to identify an actor based on the films he or she has appeared in. For $400 came this clue:
"RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE
"EAT, PRAY, LOVE"
Mat, the challenger in the middle, rang in first and correctly asked, "Who is James Franco?" Even though Franco played the title role in Oz the Great and Terrible this year, I was not planning to feature this clue, until the $1000 clue in the same category was revealed a bit later on:
"FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS"
Jane, the other challenger, got in first and said, "Who is Natlie Portman?" Not a bad guess, but not the right answer. Stuart, the returning champion, next rang in with, "Who is Milan Kundera?" Yeah, good question, because I've never heard of her. Finally, Mat snuck in, and correctly replied, "Who is Mila Kunis?" She was one of James Franco's co-stars in Oz the Great and Powerful, that's who!