Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 20, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Friday, January 20, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: WOMEN SINGERS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: What she calls her “Love of Many Colors album”, a 2016 release by this singer is her first No. 1 country album in 25 years

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Hardy Clervil, a customer service manager from Brooklyn, New York
Cathy Harding, a newspaper reporter & substitute teacher from Deer Lodge, Montana
Neil Uspal, a pediatric emergency medicine physician from Seattle, Washington (1-day total: $19,400)

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Who is Dolly Parton?


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The album, Pure & Simple, was Parton’s first #1 country album since 1991’s Eagle When She Flies (by Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart), though both 2008’s Backwoods Barbie and 2014’s Blue Smoke reached #2.

The specific “my Love of Many Colors album” quote comes from this interview with Nash Country Daily.

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13 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 20, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | January 20, 2017 at 1:20 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Hardy $12,200
    Neil $9,200
    Cathy $1,200

    Final results:
    Cathy $1,200 + $1,200 = $2,400
    Neil $9,200 – $3,200 = $6,000 (Who is Shania Twain?) (2-day total: $25,400)
    Hardy $12,200 – $6,201 = $5,999 (Who is Loretta Lynn?)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Neil $4,400
    Hardy $3,400
    Cathy $400

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) ALSO A CANDY BAR $800 (4th pick)
    Hardy 600 +1000 (Neil 400 Cathy -200)

    2) MATH IN THE MOVIES $800 (9th pick)
    Neil 5200 +2000 (Hardy 3000 Cathy -400)
    3) WORLD HISTORY $1600 (24th pick)
    Neil 9200 -2000 (Hardy 10600 Cathy 0)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: PARTS OF SPEECH $1000
    $ Left on Board: $1,000

    Game Stats:
    Neil $10,000 Coryat, 21 correct, 5 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer
    Hardy $12,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.93% in first on buzzer
    Cathy $1,200 Coryat, 9 correct, 5 incorrect, 23.21% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $12,400

    Neil Uspal, stats to date:
    45 correct
    8 incorrect
    2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    36.61% in first on buzzer (41/112)
    Average Coryat: $14,000

    Neil Uspal, to win:
    3 games: 46.74%
    4: 21.84%
    5: 10.21%
    6: 4.77%
    7: 2.23%
    Avg. streak: 2.878 games. #Jeopardy

  2. Is Jeopardy pre-empted because of the inauguration?

  3. Margaret Thomas | January 20, 2017 at 8:03 pm |

    The final jeapordy question/answer for Friday January 20 is wrong. Dolly Parton’s 2016 album was called “Pure & Simple” not Love of Many Colors. Her 2016 TV movie was clawed “Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love”. Who ever makes the questions mixed the two and got the question/answer wrong.

    • Andy Saunders | January 20, 2017 at 8:15 pm |

      The clue did not say the album was titled “Love of Many Colors”, just that Parton referred to it as her “love of many colors album”. You’ll find in the post above the interview (for Nash Country Daily) in which she made the “love of many colors album” statement.

  4. Who noticed Hardy answered a lot of questions without “what is….” and still got points for it????

    • Andy Saunders | January 20, 2017 at 11:08 pm |

      It sounded that way in the broadcast.

      However, it also seemed that the broadcast was simply not picking up Hardy’s phrasing, even though he was phrasing in the form of a question.

      If he had failed to do so, the judges would have told us.

  5. jerry makules | January 20, 2017 at 11:16 pm |

    i believe hardy andswered two clues in the double jeopardy round, not in the form of a question,which would affect his score and the other players as well,not to mention final jeopardy,which can play a huge part of how much you wager depending on the other players dollar amounts

    • Andy Saunders | January 20, 2017 at 11:17 pm |

      It is the official editorial position of The Jeopardy! Fan that the ruling as to whether or not a contestant has phrased in the form of a question is a judgement call by the judges, and often we as viewers have not been given full knowledge and the requisite dedicated audio feeds in order to make that call from our couches.

      To us, it certainly might sound like phrasing isn’t there, but if it was not there, it is my opinion that the judges would have walked back initial rulings at a Daily Double or during commercial breaks.

      • Harris Stutman | January 21, 2017 at 7:14 am |

        Agree with you, Andy. At first I also thought he was (omitting the question phrasing), but after starting to pay much closer attention to his responses, it certainly seemed as if he was just “swallowing” those first 2 words (‘what is’) before the camera could pan to him and you could then see his lips move that way. No way Alex and the staff would have let that go by.

  6. Does anyone know how I might view a re-run of the show since I know the person who was on the video clue about glass-making. I’d love to be able to see that clip. Any ideas for my accessing it? Thanks much!

    • Andy Saunders | January 21, 2017 at 11:57 am |

      Sometimes Jeopardy! posts categories to YouTube, but in the absence of that, there likely would not be any legal channels for doing so.

      This is to protect the investment of the local stations who have paid for the right to air Jeopardy!, as this scarcity is partly what makes the rights to the show so valuable.

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