Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 16, 2016

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Today’s contestants:

Christine Schreck, a writer from Berkeley, CA
Brandon Barnes, a stock analyst from Tulsa, OK
Siddharth Hariharan, a student from Herndon, VA (1-day total: $21,601)

Final Jeopardy! category: FILM ADAPTATIONS

Final Jeopardy! clue: In a 2011 slate.com survey of movie credits, of the top 25 most adapted writers, this novelist is the only one living

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Who is Stephen King?



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Stephen King comes in at a tie for 18th, with 127 adaptation credits. Shakespeare is, by far, number 1. Anton Chekhov and Charles Dickens are 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

Here’s the full article from Slate.

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6 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 16, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | September 16, 2016 at 10:39 am |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Christine $16,800
    Brandon $15,400
    Siddharth $6,600

    Final Results:
    Siddharth $6,600 – $66 = $6,534 (Who is Nicholas Sparks?) (2-day total: $28,135)
    Brandon $15,400 – $15,400 = $0 (Who is)
    Christine $16,800 – $14,001 = $2,799 (Who is Grisnam?)

    Daily Double locations:
    1) 1999 $800 (14th pick)
    Brandon 1800 +1800 (Christine 2000 Siddharth 800)

    2) THEATRE TITLE DUOS $1600 (12th pick)
    Christine 4000 +4000 (Brandon 11400 Siddharth 2600)
    3) EXPLORERS $1600 (27th pick, $4,000 left on board)
    Brandon 15400 +2000 (Chrstine 16800 Siddharth 3400)

    Unplayed clues:

    Game Stats:
    Siddharth 6,600 Coryat, 9 correct, 3 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer
    Christine 14,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
    Brandon 14,000 Coryat, 22 correct, 3 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer

    Siddharth Hariharan, stats to date:
    25 correct
    5 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    21.93% in first on buzzer (25/114)
    Average Coryat: $9,000

    Siddharth Hariharan, to win:
    3 games: 31.38%
    4: 9.84%
    5: 3.09%
    6: 0.97%
    7: 0.30%
    Avg. streak: 2.457 games.

    (Special thanks to Matt Carberry for the full chart of the game, watching the WBZ Boston broadcast.)

  2. I got the final Jeopardy question right (yay!) so I googled the full list. They would have had a problem if someone had guessed Stan Lee, though, because this Slate article from 2011 has Stan Lee at #25: http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2011/03/11/bond_beats_bront_who_s_the_most_adapted_author_in_cinema.html

    • Andy Saunders | September 16, 2016 at 10:05 pm |

      Hi, John:

      It’s quite possible that they elected to add the word “novelist” to the clue to pin the question, I think you have an excellent point.

      My suggestion would be to go to the show’s contact form at:


      and select “Feedback About A Show”.

  3. I missed last night’s episode and don’t own a DVR. Where can I watch it online?

    • Andy Saunders | September 17, 2016 at 1:20 pm |

      Unfortunately, you can’t.

      (Jeopardy relies on revenues as provided by local television stations in order to produce the show, so there is no streaming option).

  4. They seemed to have skipped Fridays show on the west coast. We got Mondays pre-empted and they started Tuesday with Mondays show and continued so Thursday show on Friday.

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